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"My plan tomorrow is to push, I must run faster than 27 minutes,..
"I want to be one of them (member of the Olympic team) but it's not easy in Ethiopia. I hope tomorrow will give you the answer."

-Haile  Gebrselassie commenting on his hopes for the 10k he is running in Hengelo on Saturday, which willl serve as the unofficial Ethiopan Olympic qualifying race.

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Weekend Action: Watch Hengelo on WCSN.com Saturday at 1pm Eastern (It's on a 3 hour delay but we won't put up results on the homepage until after it airs)
Saturday Hengelo :
Great Meet on Tap in Hengelo (Gebrselassie in 10k, Bekele in 5k, Tegenkamp in 5k  For distance fans it doesn't get much better than this. A rare track appearance for the great one, plus the often overlooked Matt Tegenkamp in the 5k
*Geb Looking For Sub 27 and Spot on Olympic Team One small problem, there are 3 other Ethiopians in the race that also are sub 27 guys.
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Start Lists and Message Board Thread on Hengelo's Great Distance Action on Saturday Kenensia Bekele in the 5k, Haile Gebrselassie trying to qualify for the Olympics in the 10k. Tegenkamp in the 5k.

Tirunesh Dibaba To Go For World Record in 5k in Exxon Mobil Bislett Games on June 6th A year ago, her rival Meseret Defar got the record in the same meet and Dibaba is very focused on takeing it from her. The Russian 5k champ will rabbit.

Paula Radliffe Has Been Told By Some Specialist That Beijing Is "Impossible" - She doesn't care and is willing to take some risks.

The Heavyweights Will Finally Fight Tyson Gay & Asafa Powell To Clash At Crystal Palace On July 25th
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Paula Radcliffe Has Stress Fracture Still Hopes to Compete in Beijing She's the only woman toeing the line who could win not at her best.
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*Paula Is Frustrated, but Optimistic About Beijing www.telegraph.co.uk
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Specialist Says Odds are Against Radcliffe Being Ready for Beijing www.guardian.co.uk

Great News: Three Cheers: IAAF Golden League to Be On ESPN, With Repeats on ESPN2, ESPN Classic IAAF This is the best running news we've heard ina long, long time. The top meets in the world will get a ton of exposure. The repeats on ESPN2 and ESPN Classic will hopefully bring a few new fans to the sport. We have no idea who negotiated this with Masback gone but they deserve major  props. Somebody appears to get it. (The only bad news is that Pre and Oslo are the same weekend. Clearly, the IAAF doesn't totally get it)

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