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-Shalane Flanagan's thoughts with one kilometer to go during her incredible American 10,000m record run (30:34.49) on Sunday.

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LetsRun.com's Rojo talks about coaching at Cornell

Roger Black Talks About Losing to Antonio Pettigrew at 1991 World Champs and Possibility Pettigrew Was on Drugs BBC

Tim Montgomery's Bail Hearing Delayed Another Day  He's up on heroin dealing charges while awaiting sentencing for his bank fraud charges.

Michael Johnson Shocked by Usain Bolt's Run

Weekend ActionWe Missed:
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erlin 25k Peninah Arusei Runs Course Record, Samuel Karuku Runs 1:13:49
*2008 Berlin 25k Photos

Scotland: BUPA Great Edinburgh Run: Bernard Kipyego Outsprints Boniface Kiprop, Benita Johnson Wins

A Look at Pioneering Olympic Gold Medallist Fanny Blankers-Koen Times of London The first female athletic superstar

Eugene Marathon Has Grown a Lot.

Jamaican Grand Prix Usain Bolt 9.76!!
*Larger Video
*Full Results The 21-year old was known until today for his prowess at 200m (world silver). His 9.76 was truly a thing of beauty.
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Message Board Thread Here
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"It (Bolt's performance) was beautiful. He was very smooth and he executed very well."
-sprint star and class act Tyson Gay commenting on Usain Bolt's shocking 9.76 100 meters. Gay's #1 rival until today was viewed as Asafa Powell. He better make room for Bolt. Gay ran well, winning the 200 in 20.00.

Bloomsday: Micah Kogo Breaks Course Record While some were running fast times at Stanford, the top 10k runner running on Sunday was at Bloomsday earning a living. 47,000 people entered this race.
Women: Lineth Chepkurui Blows Away Catherine Ndereba

*Video of Kogo at Link Above as well.
 

Big East Champs *Women's Results *Men's Results
Notre Dame Men/Louisville Women
Win

African Champs Final Day: Chelimo Defeats Mutola, K. Bekele takes 5000m

Remember The American Record is 27:13
Shizuoka International: 6 Days After A 27:15, Josphat Muchiri Ndambiri Runs World Leading 27:14
2nd place was 28:55. Also Asami Tanno set the Japanese record in the women's 400 (51.75) which is above the Olympic A standard.

30+ Years UCLA Men Defeat USC At Home In Duel Meet Yet Again. *Results
UCLA men haven't lost at home since 1977 and they avenged last year's loss with an 89-74 win. USC women win.

Bupa Great Edinburgh Run is Sunday
*Boniface Kiprop Aiming For 1st Title In Scotland
 - He feels at home but wants to win after being the runner-up twice. The race is a tune-up for Hengelo for the guy who was 4th in 10k at the last Olympics.
*Dan Robinson Competing Just Weeks After London
- He's using it as a first step towards Beijing

BBC To Preview Documentary on John Akii-Bua The Ugandan was the first 400h to break 48 in the hurdles and was a star of the 1972 Olympics.

African Champs:
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Preview of Final Day of African Champs Mens' 5k is big
*Amantle Montsho Runs 49.83 to Win 400 at African Champs,
Kenyans Sweep Men's Steeple, Win 800, Ethiopia Goes 1-2 in Women's 1500 The 1:44.20 win in the 800 by Kenya's David Rudisha was very impressive
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*South Africans Win Lots of Medals In Events We Don't Care About

 
*Order Is Restored: Kenyans Sweep Steeple At African Champs: A 1:44.20 win in the 800 wasn't too shabby

Antonio Pettigrew, Dennis Mitchell Listed in Witness List as Drug Cheats
A lot of people will go down if the Trevor Graham case goes to trial next month. Remember when 2 years ago Letsrun.com first pointed out Mitchell was coaching the US team in the US vs UK meet. Then the British press picked up on it,
and then Mitchell's name disappeared from the USATF website. Then USATF a week later tried to say with a straight face that the Dennis Mitchell, was the Akron coach, not the drug cheat. Heads should have rolled for that one but it shows how some in USATF work. If anyone would like to give us an update on USATF shenanigans feel free to email us. The old guard at USATF of course accepted Mitchell's five beers and lots of sex with his wife excuse, and the new guard felt it was ok to try and cover up the fact he was coaching a team. While we're at it, it's time for Sandra Farmer-Patrick  to go.