Rome Golden League: *Photos
*Yelena Isinbayeva Is Pumped And Excited After New PV World Record The reigning Olympic champ said "anger" at talk that Jenn Stuczynski might be the favorite fueled her to the record.
LRC Recap: Wariner over Merritt, Jelimo Dominates 800, Asbel Kiprop in 1,500, Sihine and Dibaba in 5k, Isinbayeva World Record
*Results Merritt walked down Wariner in the final 100m and appeared to have him
at the line but he leaned too soon, giving Wariner the victory by the slimmest of margins. Canada's Nate Brannen ran 3:34.6 to get the Olympic qualifier in the 1,500.
Powell Suffers Groin Problem and Pulls Out of Final The Jamaican had
the lead in his heat but then pulled up and didn't run the final.
*IAAF Recap of Rome Golden Gala: Yelena Isinbayeva Sets World Record
*AP Recap of Golden Gala - Portugal's Francis Obikwelu Wins 100m In 10.04 He was 2nd in 2004 to Gatlin.
*IAAF Preview Merritt vs. Wariner is the highlight but it should be a great meet.
Betting Wariner Favored over Merritt
Photos from Kenyan Olympic Trials
How is Jamaica So Good at Sprinting?
Demssew Tsega Going for World Record at Crazy 8s 8k This Weekend
Andrew Rock Skipped Trials But Now Is a Hurdler
Obadele Thompson, Marion Jones' Husband, to Go for Olympic Qualifier in Georgia July 19
Video of 1,500m Final at Olympic Trials
NBC Olympic Schedule in More Detail
2008 US Olympic Trials*Results *Race
Washed Up: Scott Anderson Writes Scott, famous for his LetsRun.com journals "Dream Deferred or Dream Denied" in 2000 and his subsequent Business Week journals, returns to letsrun.com after a 7-year hiatus to contrast the 2008 Olympic Trails with the 1996 Olympic Trials. Scott, a true renaissance man, has got it all covered from Gags, Johnny
Gray, drugs, partying, to working out with Alan Webb this year before nationals. Tomorrow in part 2, we'll have another journal from another over-the-hill athlete. Plus we discover a letsrun.com video from 2001.
Paula Radcliffe's Training Going Better Than Expected
World 400m Champ Jana Rawlinson Out of Olympics After Reinjuring Her Toe BBC
Afghanistan's Lone Olympic Female Athlete Shows up in Norway, Will Seek Aslyum After Death Threats
Philip Hersh Says Mary Wittenberg for USATF CEO
Kyle King Found Out at 6:30pm Before His 8:05 Final That He Was Running
To Beat the Heat, Exercise In It New York Times
*Alberto Salazar And Dennis Baker Confirm Salazar Didn't Offer $5k to Rabbit Goucher in 5k Final
*Alberto Salazar Talks about the Trials, the Appeals Controversy We've got no problem with Goucher being in the final if the rules allow for exceptions to be made (for the Trials it might just be best to not allow exceptions). But if you read this thread, you'll see not much has changed in the last 12 years, and you can see that the process that is supposed to be fair to athletes in reality seems to rest on the mercy of one man: John Chaplin.
Hersh Looks at the Winners and Losers from the Olympic Trials Torri Edwards pulled out of the 200 final because she didn't like her lane?
*Nike Dominated Olympic Trials We were wrong earlier and misread the article. Asics had 20 athletes at the Trials (including the marathon). 7 made the Olympics (including America's top marathoners Ryan Hall and Deena Kastor).
On the boards: *Wheating - Would be have made the 1,500 team?
*Olympic Trials Racist Remarks by Announcer
Profile on the Godfather of Running - Gags Gags wanted to be a football coach. He's still waiting.
Australian Athletes Not to be Gagged on Human Rights Issues at Olympics
Post Trials Hangover: *Eugene Exhales after Trials www.registerguard.com
Can 2012 Trials Eclipse 2008 Trials? The Trials were a success for sure, but USATF should have bid out the 2012 Trials.
*Gay Said He Felt a Twinge In His Hamstring Before the Race
and Goucher Expect to Double in Beijing
LRC: Recap of Final Day of Olympic Trials: Lagat Cruises, Rowbury Dominates, Alan Webb & Treniere Clement Left Off Beijing Team In both the men's and women's 1,500s, those having the best 2008 seasons made it to Beijing as the 3-time US champions Alan Webb and Treniere Clement picked a horrible time to have bad years. The US men's 1,500 team is all foreign-born, with Bernard Lagat, Lopez Lomong and Leo Manzano. We recap all of the action on the final day of a fantastic 2008 Trials.
*LRC Sunday Photos
On the boards: Webb: How Did It All Go So Wrong?
Dominates Women's 1,500
More on Men's 1,500: Steve Sherer on Webb: "Going from world leader to not making the team, that's sad."
*Bernard Lagat Talks About Alan Webb Finishing Fifth
*Update: Tyson Gay Has Mild Leg Strain, Will Miss 2 Weeks The big news in the prelims was Tyson Gay falling over in his 200m quarter and 3-time World Champ and Olympic champ Allen
Johnson stopping in the hurdle quarters.
*Video of Gay Falling
*Time Catches Up with Allen Johnson (Video and article)
*Tyson Gay's Family Says He'll Run In Beijing
Shocker:Current CU Star Billy Nelson Makes It, Former Buff Steve Slattery Comes Up Short Nelson peaked when it mattered most as he set his 2nd straight PR and got the Olympic A standard.
*Anthony Famiglietti Has Mixed Emotions on Beijing The guy loves the city but also feels for Tibet.
*A Look Back At How Lindsey Gallo and Morgan Uceny Did In Semis
*ESPN.com: Race Walk Gets No Respect
*1996 Olympic Champion Allen Johnson Bows Out of Hurdles He's been battling injury and says he hopes to be back next year.
A Look Back At Men's 10k.
*Rupp Rises To The Occasion.
*Column: Don't Get Carried Away About Rupp's Run This positive article on Rupp points out the allusions to Prefontaine are too much.
*Sports Illustrated Looks at Rupp's 2nd Place Run
*LA Times looks at Torres Twins' Quest For Olympics
Thursday: LRC Anna Willard Sets American Record, LaShawn Merritt over Jeremy Wariner Willard was super-impressive in the steeplechase as she got the American record before the appreciative
crowd. Merritt defeated Wariner for the 2nd straight time (after getting some advice from Alan Webb) and then Wariner didn't go on the Olympians lap and skipped the post-race press conference, although he did come back to address the press and we have a video with him. The other distance action on Thursday was the men's and women's Round 1 of the 1,500s and Round 1 of the men's steeple, which we recap below:
LRC Round 1 of 1,500, Men's Steeple: Webb Returns and Impresses, Lomong Points His Finger, High Schoolers Advance (link fixed) We've got it all covered, from the return of Alan Webb to fine form to two high school girls advancing to round 2 to Said Ahmed talking about his new training
group with 800 sensation Kaki to Steve Slattery talking about his new training group. Text, photos and video.
*Anna Willard Wins Olympic Trials With New American Record Willard: "It's amazing. I can't even comprehend it. Especially four years ago,
thinking about where I was. I sucked four years ago. So to see how far
I've come, it feels really, really good." Willard isn't lying when she says she sucked 4 years ago. 3 years ago her steeple PR was 10:35. Now it's 9:27.
*Wariner Loses Again As Clyde Hart Coaches Richards To Women's 400 Title Dumping his coach wasn't too smart, was it?
*7-Year Itch? New York Times Looks at Alan Webb 7 Years After He Crushed HS Mile Record
*ESPN Columnist: "Why did we have to wait so long for the trials to return to Pre Country?" We agree but are worried they are going to oversaturate Eugene with track. In our minds, they ought to have the Trials here every 4 years and NCAAs in one of the middle two years, so there is a championship meet in Eugene every two years.
*Great Read: Sports
Illustrated's Tim Layden Reflects On 1st Half Of Trials And Looks Ahead To The Men's 1,500
*Controversy Erupts In Eugene As Adam Goucher is Let Into Field For 10k Field With 32nd Best Qualifying Time While Runners 25-31 Are Left Out USATF doesn't seem to have a clear policy in place. And the USOC seems to be concerned about a lack of due process for the athletes. We wonder if ultimately the USOC will look at the no-bid awarding of the 2012 Trials as well.
*SF Chronicle Looks Back at 1st Half of Trials
*NY Sun Looks At 2nd Half of Trials & Rips NBC's Coverage of Trials
1,500s Start Thursday
*Chris Lukezic Hoping to Avoid 4th Place Again The former Georgetown runner was 4th in 2004 as a 20-year-old. He also was 4th in 2006 and 2007 but amazingly at only age 24 isn't viewed as being the future of the sport as he wasn't even invited to the USATF press conference for the event. He hopes to changes those sentiments this year.
Lukezic: "I couldn't have asked for better training. I've had no hiccups."
*Nice Profile Of Bernard Lagat in Boston Globe
*Alan Webb Profile in NY Times
*Jordan Hasay Added to 1,500 Field
More on Men's 800: *Video of Men's 800 Final
*Men's 800 Sweep was Validation of Bringing Trials, Lananna to Oregon Registerguard.com
Goes 1-2-3 in 800 Registerguard.com
Alan Webb, Bernard Lagat, Lopez Lomong Press Conference Result
*Jenn Stuczynski Hoping for World Record at Trials USA Today
Taken Away Belief of Amazing Performances
*Olympic Coach Bubba Thornton Throws Down Gauntlet To Usain Bolt
*Meet Earning High Marks At Halfway Point
Clay Just Misses Dan O'Brien's American Record in the Decathlon
*5k Victory a "Walk in the Park" For Lagat USA Today
*High Schooler Jordan Hasay on the Bubble for the 1,500
Trials Photos: *Monday (800s, 5k men)
*Sunday (Men's 100)
*Saturday (Bunch of Prelims Women's 100)
*Friday (Womens' 10k)
Upcoming at the Trials: *PCS at Villard Street Pub Tons of stuff and a free coaching clinic Saturday.
*Running Film Festival Thursday through Saturday.
*Daily Eugene Running Co. Events
Monday: Men's 800 - Nick Symmonds Leads Eugene Sweep
The men's 800 more than delivered on its pre-race hype as the Eugene crew came through big time. Nick Symmonds got out of a box with 160 to go and catapulted to a 1:44.10 dominating PR victory. Wonder boy Andrew Wheating charged late for 2nd, and Christian Smith (the 29th seed out of 30 coming into the meet) outleaned three-time defending US champ Khadevis Robinson for the third Olympic spot.
Women's 800: Hazel Clark Goes Wire to Wire as Everyone Staggers Home USATF put 12 people in the final and as a result it went out in 56.8 (we had the split wrong earlier) seconds. The final 200 wasn't pretty but Hazel Clark held on for the win to make her third Olympic team, Alice Schmidt
second to make her first, and Kameisha Bennett was third. Bennett, however, was not under the Olympic qualifying time of 2:00.00 and as a result,
Nicole Teter made her second Olympic team.
*More Monday LRC Recap: Women's 5k and Steeple Semis, Mens and Women's 400 Semis
*Jenn Stuczynski Profile In USA Today
Sunday:LRC Sprint Recap: Tyson Gay
9.68, Bershawn Jackson Storms Back, World Leader LaShinda Demus Comes up Short Gay ran the fastest 100m ever under any conditions (although the wind was 4.1 mps) as Walter Dix showed he's the real deal and Darvis Patton continued his fine 2008. World leader Lashinda Demus failed to make the team in the 400m hurdles. Queen Harrison and Tiffany Ross-Williams both made the team over Demus with their fathers in prison.
*Race Videos from Sunday
LRC Sunday Field Event Recap Olympic Champ Dwight Phillips Comes Up Short, Jeff Hartwig Makes Team at 40, Momma Power in the Discus Defending Olympic champ Dwight Phillips didn't make the team in the long jump. 40 year old Jeff Hartwig
made the team in the pole vault and the US is only sending two to Beijing in the triple jump.
*Race Videos from Sunday
Day 2: LRC Tyson Gay 9.77, Muna Lee 10.85 Maybe
the greatest US day of 100m sprinting ever as six men went sub 10.00 in the QUARTERFINALS of the men's 100, not to mention Gay's 9.77 in his new beautiful adidas uniform and Jeff Demps blistering a 10.01 high school record. Muna Lee won the fast women's 100, Reese Hoffa got the shot, and the Olympic spots in the women's heptathlon came down to the wire.
*Muna Lee Overcomes Car Accident, Wins 100m Up until May 31st, she'd never broken 11.00 for 100m.
*Great Article on Tyson Gay Aiming High
*IAAF Recap of Day 2 Gay amost cried after barely advancing in round 1o f 100m. He more than made up for it in round 2.
*Hyleas Fountain Produces World-Leading 6667 To Win Heptathlon
*ESPN: Will We Ever Be Able To Enjoy Track?
*Ex-Drug Cheat Torri Edwards Moves Closer To Olympics By Finishing 2nd
1 Women's 10k: Flanagan, over Goucher but Amy Yoder-Begley Steals the Show Shalane Flanagan outkicked Kara Goucher for the 10k win, but the story of the night was Amy Yoder-Begley running one of the gutsiest races ever at storied Hayward Field to make the US Olympic Team. Yoder-Begley squeaked
under the Olympic A standard by 1.6 seconds after running 10 seconds off her 5k PR the second half of the 10k in the hot Eugene conditions.
Recommended Read:16-Yr-Old Laura Roesler Gets Much Deserved Praise In NY Times The 3-time winner of 100, 200 and 400 at the ND state meet advanced to the 800 semis with a 2:03.
*Katie McGregor Agonizingly Finishes 4th For 2nd Straight Trials
*Dick Patrick's 10k Recap For USA Today
*Blood Testing Occuring at Track Trials
Awesome Read: Tyson Gay Profile In LA Times Philip Hersh wrote an excellent profile on America's sprint sensation Tyson Gay. Read about the man who is pleased to be the underdog in the 100m and who used to take two bags to Europe - one bag of clothes and one of junk food.
Recommended Read: HS Stars Beware: A Profile Of One Of The Stars of the 1984 & 1988 Trials - Roy Martin The guy was a stud HS sprinter (10.18, 20.13) who absolutely killed Michael Johnson on a weekly basis. Pro stardom eluded him. 20 years after his Olympic performance, the Dallas paper catches up with him. This
guy was a legend in our hometown. Great read.
*1968 US Olympic Team Greatest Ever?
*Sacramento Paper Looks at Trials Returning to Eugene
*Eugene Is Spending $6.5 Million - St. Kitts & Nevis Is Spending $45,000 On Their Trials
*World Champ Lauryn Williams Profile
*USATF OT Distance Preview from Norwich, CT This preview is full of inaccuracies but it's good to see the Trials getting publicity in small papers.
*Plenty of Activities in Eugene During OT's
Again, Who Are The Idiots That Schedule USA Jrs and NON For The Same Weekend???
USA Jrs. *Schedule/Results*8:34.40!!!! German Fernandez Breaks Jeff Nelson's 2 Mile Record *Results 64.2, 2:10, 3:14.9, 4:19.4, 63.9, 64.7, 63.3, 62.9
*Message board thread
*Nice Recap from
Dyestat Fernandez played basketball Friday afternoon before breaking the record.
*Videos of Race
On the boards: How long till Fernandez record goes down?
*Neely Spence Won Girl's 2 Mile at NON
Elijah Greer 1:47.68 The high school junior dropped his PR nearly 3 seconds (1:50.3 prior to the meet). Sick.
*NCAA Champ Jeshua Anderson Wins 400m Hurdles
*Day 2 Recap
*Video of Greer's 1:47.68
*USATF Recap of Day 1. Florida's Terrence Wilks ran 10.19 in the 100m as Centro Jr. won the 5k in 14:44 (his first 5k ever). Today, NCAA 400h champ Jeshua Anderson faces 2007 World Youth Champion William Wynne. *IAAF Recap Of Day 1
*Jamaica's Sprint-Heavy Squad Picked For World Jrs.
NON: Friday Recap*Live Results
*Girls HS Record in DMR Broken
There aren't many in-depth
recaps of any of the races but you can try dyestat and milesplit. There is an excellent recap of Fernandez's run here.
photos from NON
LRC Rankings Updated:
*Men's 800 & 1,500 A decent amount of change in both events. Duane Solomon moves way up as several new faces enter the rankings.
*Women's 800 & 1,500
*Men's & Women's Steeple As a result of us rewarding the NCAA champs and moving them up on the rankings, we have a new #1 on the women's side.
*Men's & Women's 5k Not a whole lot of change, but both the men and women have new #2s.
LRC Each Day at NCAAs:
*Day 4: LRC Hernandez Edges Wheating, Manzano Wins, Hannah England Runs NCAA Record
*Day 3: LRC Barringer, Kipyego Romp, Bobby Curtis Surprises, Kyle Alcorn Wins Again, LSU & Trinidad Sprint
*Day 2: LRC Lisa Koll Dominates, Shadrack Songok Repeats
*LRC Day 1 Recap and
Leads 3 Under 2:05:30!!!, Ryan Hall 2:06:17
Goes Through Halfway on World Record Pace
The 2008 Flora London Marathon will be remembered for a long time. The
lead pack of 9 went through 5k at 14:21 (2:01 pace). They continued
together (yes, all 9) through halfway on world record pace (1:02:13).
Ryan Hall then went to the front soon after and asked the pacemakers to
go FASTER. Soon Hall was off the back, but he would catch the
leaders briefly again and go on to run 2:06:17. Until Sunday, only 7
guys had ever run under 2:06:15, now 11 have. Up front, it came down
to a 3-man battle over the final mile before Martin Lel
got his 3rd straight World Marathon Major win over the final quarter
mile as he led 6 guys under 2:07 and to $50,000 bonuses each.
Recap, photos, video above
This Guy Has
Totally Won Back Our Respect
Warriors Finish Marathon link fixed One of them
went back to the course and finished the race a day after being forced
to go the hospital after a ceremonial wrap cut off his circulation. He
said, "It was very important for me to do this. This is what I came to
Hall Reflects On His Incredible Run We tell you (and let you watch) what Ryan, his dad,
his granddad, his coach and even Martin Lel had
to say about Ryan. Lel was full of praise for the
American and shocked by Ryan's attempt to get the pacemakers to go even
faster. If Hall didn't already have your respect,
he does after reading this article, as he pays homage to a throwback
type of guy - Steve Jones. Text and Video.
Hall Talks About His 2:06:17 at the 2008 Flora London Marathon
LRC London Videos Here
US Olympians Give Some Great Interviews
A Brief Chat With Ian Dobson The 5k Olympian gives a good interview where he talks about getting his confidence back, what it's like to train with Ryan Hall and he gives specifics about workouts (3 x mile in 4:11 and 7 x mile @ 4:14 average).
*Amy Yoder-Begley Interview If you want to know the secret to dropping your 10k PR by 83 seconds to make the Olympic team, click here.
*Billy Nelson Gets Last Laugh and Fulfills Late Grandfather's Prediction 4 Years Early When the 5'6" Nelson told the Oregon coaches he wanted to do the steeple in college, they laughed in his face. Guess who's laughing now.
Norwich Union Beijing Trials & UK Championships Full Results
*Recap of Final Days of British Trials Lots of action, including a 3rd place in the 1,500 by NCAA Champ Hannah England.
Sports Doesn't Get Better Than This: *Greg Rutherford Jumps 8.20 To Win Trials & Qualify For Beijing The Olympic A standard for the LJ is 8.20 and Rutherford jumped 8.19 on his 4th jump. An 8.20 on the 5th with a barely-legal 2.0 wind gave him an Olympic spot which couldn't come at a better time as the last 1.5 weeks have been hell for Rutherford as he learned his grandfather - a sporting legend in Britain - is dying of cancer. British record holder Chris Tomlinson was 5th.
*IAAF Recap of British Trials
*All 1,500 British Athletes To Be Drug Tested Before Leaving For Beijing
*Dwain Chambers Wins British Trials in 10.00 The drug cheat needs help from the courts to compete in Beijing.
*Jason Gardener Column: Any Medals Chambers Wins Will Be Tainted Our advice to the British is don't get ahead of yourselves; 10.00 would barely make the final in the US. With Gay and Bolt, there is only one medal left. No way he's beating Dix or Powell unless he's back on the juice.
We Wish They Had Rules This Strict In America
*Beltran Could Face 5 Years In Prison If It's Proven He Doped In France
Paula Radcliffe's Comeback To Be Assessed at British Olympic Association's Medical Institute She's training 3 times a day.
Earlier British News
*Drug Cheat Dwain Chambers Cruises Into Semis Of British Trials
This Wouldn't Happen in America: Britain's Nicola Sanders Withdraws With "Slightly Tight" Quad, Says She'll Be Ready for Beijing
*Golden expectations Don't Faze Phillips Idowu: Idowu: "If anything, my expectations are higher than what everyone else thinks."
*Dean Macey Making One Final Attempt to Qualify for Olympics
*Tim Benjamin Gives up 2008 Olympic Hopes
*The Modern Olympics Were Based On The Wenlock Olympics Which Started in 1850 - Read more about them here
Rosie Ruiz Caught on Tape in Boston Before the Finish - Caught on Tape by a LetsRun.com fan
Billy Nelson Thought 2012 Games Were Best Shot
Hendrick Ramaala is Focused on Beijing
Greek Recap: World Leader in Women's Triple Jump, Campbell-Brown Runs 10.85 IAAF
Friday: Paris Golden League: LaShawn Merritt versus Jeremy Wariner Part III This Weekend IAAF
This Weekend British Trials: Jenny
Meadows, British 800m Runner, Must Decide Whether to Run British Trials
With a Cold or Hope to Get Automatic Selection to Olympics
*Dwain Chambers First Trial Comes This Weekend on the Track
*The American Trials System is Very American
The Ex-Michigan Trio: Webb *Jeff Hollobaugh Says Webb Should Move to the 10k We disagree. Webb had the top time in the world in the 1,500 last year. Tactics are not his problem this year. Confidence and fitness are. He was a 3:55 miler heading into the Trials and it showed.
Brannen Talks About Getting Extension to Try and Hit Olympic Qualifying Time He's racing the Golden League meet this Friday.
Willis: Nick Willis Has His Wisdom Teeth Pulled, Will Miss Rome Golden League
The European Track Season Resumes:
*Susanna Kallur Pulls Out of Friday's Rome Golden League Meet, Tuesday's Paris Meet
*Five Still in Golden League Hunt When it Resumes
Friday in Rome IAAF
*Preview of Wednesday's Thessaloniki Greece Meet IAAF
Dwain Chambers' British Olympic Ban Goes to Court Today BBC
Non-Distance Action from Sunday:
Men's 200: Walter Dix Leaves the Meet Atop the US Sprint Ranks
*Pole Vault: Jenn Stuczynski Nearly No-Heights,
Goes on to Break American Record in Pole Vault
Women's 200: *Allyson Felix Cruises in 200
*Marshevet Hooker Falls
Across Line to Make Team in 200 After Finishing 4th in 100
110 Hurdles: David Payne Makes Olympic Team in Hurdles as Anwar Moore Falls After Clearing the Final Hurdle David Oliver ran 12.95 to defeat Terrence Trammell.
Triple: Aarik Wilson Wins Triple Jump, Sets Hayward Field Record
Javelin: Bobby Smith Wins Javelin But He Doesn't Have "A" Standard So He Won't Be in Beijing
LRC Fam Goes Wire to Wire in Steeplechase
Anthony Famiglietti led from the gun to win the men's steeplechase at the Olympic Trials. Billy Nelson of CU
had a huge final lap to get 2nd, the Olympic A time and a ticket to Beijing. Last year's champ Josh McAdams ran a smart race to get third. Interviews with Fam, Olinger, McAdams and Nelson.
More: Anthony Famiglietti Has Mixed Emotions on Beijing NYTimes
LRC Women's 1,500 Preview The men's race is getting all the attention but the women's should be a good one.
Friday: LRC Abdi Goes Nearly Wire to Wire, Outkicks Rupp; Kara Goucher Storms Back to Win 5k It was a great night of action
at Hayward Field. We've got event-by-event recaps, photos, and video. In addition to the finals above, high schooler Jordan Hasay made the final of the women's 1,500, breaking the high school 1,500m record. All the favorites made the 1,500 finals, including Lopez Lomong, who told us he's going to win the 1,500m final.
More from Eugene Register Guard:
Look at Rupp Hoopla, Don't Get Carried Away in the Mania Abdi stopped Rupp and the comparisons to Pre are unfair.
*Galen Rupp Rises to Occasion in 10k
*Kara Goucher Wins Women's 5k
Greer Failed to Qualify in Javelin after Rotator Cuff Surgery
*AJ Kruger Wins Hammer
Men's 5k Final: Bernard Lagat Makes It Look Easy
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the double world champ, Lagat, made it look so easy, but he dispatched of the field over the final 200. 4th placer at Worlds last year, Matt Tegenkamp, was 2nd, as 2005 Worlds team member Ian Dobson was third. Bolota Asmerom was 4th and Chris Solinsky, who pushed the pace for 1,100 of the final 1,200m, finished fifth. Adam Goucher stepped off the track with 2 laps to go as the race was not going to hit the Olympic qualifying time
of 13:21.50, and he wasn't happy about it afterwards. Solinsky also was left to do all the work after Matt Tegenkamp didn't follow through on the tentative plan to take over the lead with 2 laps to go.
by John NepolitanSaturday: LRC 800 Semis: Chaos in Women's 800, Jacob Hernandez, David Krummenacker Out A fall in semi #1 turned the day's proceedings into a waste of time as an appeal put all 8 runners
into the final. Monday's final will be more like a high school race with 12 runners as a result. On the men's side, the Olympic dreams of former World indoor champ David Krummenacker likely came to an end as he now joins the list of great American runners to never make an Olympic team. NCAA champ Jacob Hernandez was eliminated.
*Day 2 Photos
800: Nicole Teter: "“I don’t know what a protest would be based on"
More Coverage: SI: Tim Layden of SI on Tyson Gay
Heptathlon: Hyleas Fountain Wins 5 of 7 Events to Set World Leader in Heptathlon
Shot: Hoffa Leads Big 3 in Shot Put to Beijing
Pole Vault: Tommy
Skipper Chokes in Pole Vault Qualifying With 3 No-Heights
Bolt Defeats Powell & Wins Jamaican Trials The crazy thing is Powell's 9.97 would only be 6th in the US quarters. Bolt ran 9.85.
AgonyLRC Day 1 800/5k Prelims: Men's 5k Semis: Alysia Johnson Out, Khadevis Robinson Struggles Round
1 of the 800 had two shockers as defending women's champ Alysia Johnson didn't advance and defending men's champ Khadevis Robinson only finished 6th in his heat but advanced to the semi on time. The other favorites looked good in both races. Lopez Lomong won
his heat , but was disappointed with his time, and said he'll keep
running the 800 here until he runs 1:44 even if that means running the
final. Galen Rupp likely won't run the 5k final, but that didn't stop him from winning his 5k heat, and fist pumping to the crowd.
*Defending Champ Alysia Johnson Finishes 9th, Taken Off Track in Wheelchair www.sfgate.com
New York Times Give Press to Study Showing EPO Test Isn't Effective at Catching Cheats Researchers
gave 8 people EPO and then sent off blood samples to WADA-accredited
labs. They rarely caught any hint of EPO and some even gave off false
2008 NCAAs D1 Results
NCAA Day 4: LRC Hernandez Edges Wheating,
Manzano Wins, Hannah England Runs NCAA Record The Wheating/Hernandez duel more than lived up to its hype. Leo Manzano went out in style, Hannah England ran very fast but she owes a big thank you to Sally Kipyego. A Cornell athlete won the men's triple jump for the 2nd straight year, Walter Dix took the 200, Cory Martin won the shot and the hammer. We recap the action.
4 Photo Gallery
*AP Recap: Florida State, Walter Dix Three-Peat, LSU Women Win
Interviews: Wheating, Hernandez, Manzano, England, Kipyego, Bowman, Dix, Martin and more.
*4 Guys Go Sub-45 in NCAA 400
Day 3: LRC Barringer, Kipyego Romp, Bobby Curtis Surprises, Kyle Alcorn Wins Again, LSU & Trinidad Sprint
NCAA Day 3 Recap, Photos, Interviews Friday had
great action at the NCAA track and field champs. It was a banner day for LSU and Trinidad in the sprints, Jenny Barringer just missed the American record in the steeple, Sally Kipyego set an NCAA meet record in the 5k, Bobby Curtis went 3:00-flat the last 1,200 to win the 5k, and Kyle Alcorn got his 2nd NCAA win. Not to mention Walter Dix is the ultimate team player and some major props to Angela Bizzarri for a thirty-second PR.
*NCAA Day 3 Photo Gallery
*AP Recap of Friday's NCAA Meet Trinidad and LSU shine.
More: Interviews: Kipyego, Barringer, Alcorn, Curtis, Vaughn, Nelson, Thompson, Dix, Hanany.
Kipyego Faces Tough Decision on Whether to Turn Pro
*Death of Friend as a Youngster Has Inspired Sally Kipyego
*Thread on Jenny Barringer Almost Breaking American Record at NCAAs
Dix Talks About His Injuries
*Thompson Wins 100m
Field: Mikael Hanany PRs 7' 7.25" to Win High Jump
Day 2: LRC Lisa Koll Dominates, Shadrack Songok Repeats Text and video highlights
Koll put on an exhibition in the women's 10,000m that got her a standing ovation before the home state crowd. Shadrack Songok won an exciting men's 10k over Shawn Forrest as
9 guys were in contention with 3 laps to go. Ngonidzashe Makusha long jumped 27' 2.5", Brittney Reese long jumped a world leader, and Ashton Eaton went over 8,000 points in the decathlon. Plus Manzano, Wheating vs. Hernandez round one, Felnagle, and falls and controversy in the men's 1,500 semi. Alysia Johnson pulled out of the women's 800 with a sore foot as a precautionary measure for the
*Update: AJ Acosta in the Men's 1,500m Final Thanks to LetsRun.com
*RRW Thursday Distance Recap
*Des Moines Register Special Section on NCAAs
Brittney Reese from Mississippi Equals World Leader (6.93m) To Win NCAAs
*Alysia Johnson Has Sore Foot, She Could Have Run
*Pre-Race Q&A With Leonel Manzano
Interviews: *Lisa Koll Video Interview
*Shawn Forrest Video Interview
*Shadrack Songok Video Interview
*IAAF Recap of Day 2 of NCAAs Focuses on LJs Brittney Reese seemed
disappointed with her world-leading win as she was hoping to go 23 feet
but says injuries have hurt her. Meanwhile, FSU freshman Ngonidzashe Makusa
was obviously thrilled with his 27'2.75" performance that made him the
#4 guy in the world and gave him the win by almost a foot.
Day 1 Recap and Video Highlights
Day 1 was 100% prelims and by and large most things went according to plan (Porscha Lucas, the #1 seed in the 200, didn't make the 100 final for Texas A&M). Travis Padgett looked like the man to beat in the 100m semis. Jacob Hernandez and Andrew Wheating both advanced to the 800 semis easily, and the great NCAA
of Yale's Lindsay Donaldson came to an end. Mark Wetmore's CU team got 2 steeple prelim wins and sent 3 guys to the 5k final.
*Pre-Race Q&A With Leonel Manzano
*Flooding Causes Some Teams to Move Hotels
Dealing With Death of Heptathlete Chelsi Petersen
*Track and Field News: NCAA Women's Predictions (Three Way Battle)
*Lisa Koll Hoping To End State of Iowa's 10 Yr Drought From NCAA Title
*Arkansas' Dacia Barr Psyched Sally Kipyego Is Running 1,500
*Track and Field News: NCAA Men's Predictions 10 deep men's and women's individual predictions.
*Billy Nelson Ready To Make Some Noise At NCAAs He took up the steeplechase as a 5'5 college freshman and has only grown one inch since.
*Colorado Ready For NCAAs
*Des Moines Register Talks About How Steve Prefontaine Shined In Des Moines and Looks For Next Pre
ExxonMobile Bislett Games *Bislett Game Results
14:11.15!!!!!! 1:42.69 for Kaki
performance was simply amazing. Running in 78-80 degree weather, she
smashed the world 5,000m record. She averaged 4:15 each 1,500m and ran
her last 1,500 in 4:06-4:07. Jen Rhines ran a 14:54 PR. In other action, in the much-anticipated 800m matchup between teen sensations Abubaker Kaki and David Rudisha, Kaki was simply amazing. He led coming into the homestretch then blew away the field the final 100m, running 1:42.69, the first sub-1:43 clocking in 5 years and a junior world record as Rudisha ran a PR but lost for the first time in 12 races. Pamela Jelimo showed 1:55s are routine for her as she
clocked a 1:55.41,
Samitova-Galkina ran a 9:14 steeple and Andrew Baddeley went sub-3:50 to get the big upset in the mile that we're sure everyone in Britain will be writing about tomorrow. Jeremy Wariner
ran 43.98, his first sub-44 clocking before the Trials. Despite our
harping on his decision to switch coaches, he's running very well
(nonetheless, his loss may have cost him $200,000).
*Tirunesh Dibaba: "I could have run faster" iaaf.org
*Athlete Quotes from Bislett
*Baddeley Breaks Through
On the boards:
*Dibaba 14:11.15 WR!
*Andrew Baddeley 3:49.38!
*Wariner 43.98 at Bislett
LRC: NY Mini Hilda Kibet Wins, Deena Third Deena Kastor and Madaí Pérez put up a brave fight but Hilda
Kibet was too good on the streets of NY. Text, photos, video
*NY Mini Results
Justin Gatlin's Suspension Upheld
He can't compete until 2010.
*Gatlin says his running career isn't over.
08 LetsRun.com Party Photos The party hosted by Puma was a
smashing success. A packed house, as those passionate
about running (from ages 5 to 65+) came to celebrate a great weekend in
Boston. LetsRun.com fans celebrated with Rojo, Wejo, Matt Taylor, and a
few legends in the sport, including former marathon world record holder
Steve Jones and Olympic Silver Medallist Sonia
O'Sullivan. The Harpoon beer was flowing,
DJ Inkognito kept things going and contrary to popular
opinion, there was a healthy mix of males and females. The reviews were
excellent. "It's refreshing not to see the same 50
people (industry insiders) at a party." "Most favorable female-to-male
ratio I've seen in a long time."
You'll Be Hearing About This For a Long,
Greene, HSI Linked to Steroids A
few HSI athletes have been caught doping in the past (Larry Wade the
most notable), but this NY Times article brings to
print some of the rumors some of you may have heard. And it is a sad,
sad day for American
sprinting if true.*Times
Of London Story on Maurice Greene Being Accused Of Doping
Maurice Greene Defends Himself He says he never used drugs but did pay for
teammates' bills without asking what it was for. Greene:
"This is a bad situation for me. My name's come up in something and
it's not true."
Women: Mikitenko Wins Crazy Women's Race The
women's race went totally
not according to form. German Irina Mikitenko was
the surprise winner. The race went out slow, then picked up, then
slowed back down again. Then Gete Wami wiped
out at a water stop, nearly knocking her own teeth out, fell off
the back, then battled back only to get dropped again as Mikitenko
threw it down the final 5k. And a perfectly sunny day turned into a
cold, windy rainstorm at times. Text, Photos, and Video
Other London Coverage: *Yelling
Makes GB Team: A great moment when she looked rival
Hayley Haining in the eye at 19 miles. Amazingly, both ended up happy
as both PRd.
Men Could Run 25 Miles, Everyone Else 26.2 Miles and They'd Still Lose
Marathon Majors Points Standings - Lel Has a Huge Lead; Wami's Is
Narrowed by Mikitenko
Patrick of USAToday Writes About Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall Mixes it with Kenyans
Story on Ryan Hall: Hall Confident About Beijing Chances
From the Top 3 in London
Leak Causes London Marathon to Be Diverted
Radcliffe Talks About Her Beijing Preparations
Brown Blasts UK Performance Director Dave Collins The
4th placer in the marathon at the last two Olympics absolutely rips
Collins - a man who somehow managed to fail to show up at world cross
country last month when it was in Scotland.
101 Years Old, Still Smoking,
Running and Drinking: Buster
Martin: "I'm not worried about the fags because I'll carry them with
me. Everyone says smoking kills but it's taking a long time in my case." The 101-year-old legend plans on smoking while
running Sunday's London Marathon.
2007 Worlds Coverage:
*Sunday's Homepage Ndereba marathon
Homepage Tyson Gay
*Tuesday's Homepage Bekele 10k
*Monday's Homepage Tyson Gay
*Sunday's Homepage Dibaba/Goucher 10k
*NYC Reebok Grand Prix:USAIN BOLT 9.72 World Record!! *Meet Results *Video of Usain Bolt's 9.72
Bolt Runs 9.72.The Jamaican put on a show in the Big Apple to conclude a meet that showed exactly what track can be in this country - a
large sold-out crowd, live TV and unreal performances. Tyson Gay ran a great race with 9.85 but was
beaten. In other action (like anything else matters), Veronica Campbell-Brown ran the fastest 100 of the year (10.91). In the distances, Paul Koech ran a U.S. all-comers record in the steeple, Lauren Fleshman went sub-15 for the first time, Lopez Lomong got his first big professional win and Yusuf Kamel edged Khadevis Robinson in a very close men's 800. *Message Board Thread Here
*LRC Distance Recaps
Results Weekly Distance Recap With Athlete Quotes
*NY Daily News Recap (Only NY newspaper that delayed Sunday publication to include the Bolt article)
*Ato Boldon Wonders Whether Bolt Can Get 100, 200, and 400 World Records USA Today
*Usain Bolt Not Overly Excited about World Record USA Today
*Athlete Quotes from Reebok Grand Prix
Drug Talk: Hopefully Bolt can join some sort of baseline testing program like Tyson Gay to restore people's confidence.
Scandal Hangs Over Bolt's 9.72 Times of London
*Progression of 100m World Record
*NY Times: Is Bolt Clean? New York
Om the boards Please, Jesus, Let Bolt Be Clean We think he should voluntarily join a baseline testing program like Tyson Gay. And while we're at it, we think that everyone's baselines should be published.
Triumphs in Boisterous Boston It was an incredible day on the streets in Boston.
The fans turned out in droves to cheer on America's finest and Magdalena
Lewy-Boulet made it interesting by opening up nearly a 2-minute lead
before Deena Kastor came from behind for the win.
We give you all the analysis, talk about Deena's strategy, and more (Joan
Benoit's final competitive marathon).
*LetsRun.com Boston Women's
Olympic Trials Photos
Minute Highlight Video of Post Race Comments
Deena, Magdalena, Blake
Russell and Joan Benoit all give their take.
Sailer Photos Link fixed. Photos reshuffled. A few
article by Dick Patrick
Benoit Article in NY Times
Trials Coverage Splits
for Every Mile Here
*LestRun.com Message Board Thread
*Watch on Demand Here