2008 NCAA D1 XC
Men Results: *Team *Individual LRC: *Men's Photos Almost 600 of them.
LRC: RUPP And Oregon Are Golden Galen Rupp put away the demons of the near misses and captured his first NCAA title by shadowing Liberty's Sam Chelenga for 9,600m and then outkicking him on the straight to lead Oregon to the team win. Oregon dominated the team title as Oklahoma
State had a forgettable day. Super frosh German Fernendez
dropped out with an achilles injury (photo of Fernandez in great pain here) while Oregon frosh Luke Puskedra was a very impressive fifth.
*USA Today Recap of Race
*On the boards: Eyewitness Account Of German Fernandez's Injury
*Chelanga's Lack Of Experience Shined Through!
*German Fernandez Has Achilles Injury
*Recap On NCAAs From Oregonian
*NCAA Post-Race Interviews: Flotrack
*NCAA Post-Race Interviews: Trackshark
*LRC: 2008 NCAA Men's XC Championship Preview Rupp vs. Chelanga And Oregon vs. Oklahoma State Headline A Championship For The Ages
*LRC: 2008 NCAA Women's XC Championship Preview Kipyego And Washington Chase History - Others Shoot For The Podium
Recommended Read: Rupp & Kiptoo-Biwott Friendship Fuels Oregon Success The article for the most part is a profile on Kiptoo-Biwott, who is a father figure to the team and a new father himself.
*Liberty's Preview of Race
*W. Virginia Women Hope To Respond To Bell Ringing With 1,500 Meters Left
*Terre Haute Tribune Star Preview
*Profile Of Indiana State's Scott Keeney
*Matt Centrowitz Jr. Reportedly Will Race NCAAs For Oregon *Message Board Thread on Oregon 7
*Oklahoma State Ready For NCAAs - Shooting For Win
*Recommended Read: Dick Patrick's USA Today Sam Chelanga Interview
*Great For The Sport: NCAAs To Be Shown Live In Hayward Field
*Oregon Runner Alex Kosinski Profiled By Eugene Paper
*LRC: World Famous NCAA XC Prediction Contest
More NCAA XC News:
NCAA D2 & D3 XC Nationals
D2 Scott Bauhs Gets Coveted Individual Win As Adams St. Wins Team Titles
*Men's Results *Women's Results
D3 Cortland St. Gets 1st Men's Title As Middlebury Wins Women's
*32 Page Message Board Thread
*On The Boards: Runner Turns Down Rhodes Scholarship Interview To Run Nationals Kudos to Grinnell College's Henry Reich for
putting his teammates first.
Worth A Read: Long Ryan Hall Journal Entry
This Puts 1983 Boston To Shame
408 Runners Break 70 In Japan's Ageo City Half Marathon! People
talk about how amazing it was that 83 guys broke 2:19 in Boston in 1983, but 408 under 70 flat? Insane!!! *Message Board Discussion: Is This The Deepest Half Marathon In History?
Delaware Take Note: Group Battles To Bring Back Olympic Sports At JMU - Case Heading Towards Supreme Court
Coach Claims He Could Win NCAAs If He Got Some More Of Urban Meyer's Football Guys To Run It's a shame that apparently 10.01 high schooler Jeff Demps doesn't consider himself a track guy (or at least his coach doesn't).
HGH Test Is More Of An IQ Test And Baseball May Not Implement
It You'd have to be a fool to get caught by the HGH test ... but then again, baseball players aren't exactly known for their brains.
LRC: The Week That Was From Galen Rupp to Sam Chelanga, to Kenny B and his injury, to doping in Britain, to gene therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, to the end of XC/track at the Univ. of Delaware, and to the Brojos and Brian Sell moving back to Texas, we recap the action from last week in the running world. It includes the 1st-ever
"LRC 2-minute drill," which we hope will be better than CliffsNotes ever were.
Lance Armstrong Gives A Lengthy Interview On His Comeback And Talks About Almost Everything
From politics to doping to fearing for his safety at this year's Tour, Armstrong tells all and the best part is The Guardian has published it all.
*AP Recap of Interview: Armstrong Fears For His Safety
Column: Lance Armstrong should stay away from France
Olympic Decathlete Champ Bryan Clay In The News
*Great Article On Olympic Decathlon Champ Bryan Clay In LA Times Clay's 3-year-old son is pretty impressed by his dad being on the Wheaties box but he's even more impressed with Michael Phelps.
*Olympic Champions Bryan Clay And Stephanie Brown Trafton Win Jesse Owens Award It's the highest award given by USATF.
IAAF: 2008 Is The Year Of Broken Win Streaks As Lots Of Big-Time Streaks Fell
Blanka Vlaic's streak-ending loss garnered the most attention, as she lost for the 1st time after 34 wins at the Olympics. But lots of other big streaks ended as well - Yelena Isinbayeva (19) and Irving Saladino (21). Streaks that continue are Melaine Walker (13) and Bekele (11).
A Look At Bekele's And Dibaba's Credentials For Athlete Of The Year Voting
Good News: Drug Cheat Dwain Chambers Giving Up On Legal Claims To 2012 Games
IOC Loses $100 Million Sponsor Johnson & Johnson Out As Olympic Sponsor At some point the Olympics weren't about money. It's crazy that companies pay that much just to have their names attached to the Olympic Games - $100 million over 4 years not even including advertisements.
IAAF San Antonio Rock 'N' Roll Half Recap Our friend just reminded us that Sammy Wanjiru ran 1:02:34 for the first half of his Beijing Olympic marathon beatdown. Brian Sell ran
his PR of 1:02:50 on Sunday, putting Wanjiru's greatness into proper perspective. Correction: Sell's PR is actually 1:02:38 from 2006. Still, ...
Luke Kibet And Edith Masai Running Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
World Athletics Gala To Be Held In Monaco In December
NCAA XC D1 Regionals
*It's Official: Men's And Women's D1 Qualifiers Announced
Post of the Week: Wanna Know How The At-Large Process Worked? "Lucky Kleinschmidt" on the message board nailed it perfectly on the men's side He describes the crazy system in great detail. In the end, Notre Dame was the last team in while Florida and New Mexico were left at home.
*LetsRun.com Official Results Thread *Indiana Men Disappointed
*Men's At Large *Women's At Large
*D3 National Teams Announced *D3 Regional Results
Great Lakes: Men: Wisconsin and Michigan Women: Michigan and Wisco
West: Men: Rupp, Oregon Cruise Women: Washington as Expected
Midwest: Men: Oklahoma State, Fernandez Tempo Runs Women: Minnesota and Illinois
Mountain: Men: Colorado Men Surprise (actually, you should
never be surprised by Colorado peaking as the season progresses) Women: Texas Tech and Kipyego
Northeast: Men: Iona Dominates Women: Providence Cruises, Chris Fox's Syracuse Women Get In
South: Men: Alabama over Auburn Women: Florida State and Florida
South Central: Men: Texas A&M Aggies over Arkansas (somehow, it just doesn't sound right) Women: Arkansas over Baylor/Rice
Southeast: Men: Chelanga Cruises, William & Mary Edges Virginia Women: Vig's Virginia Cavaliers
Mid Atlantic: Men: Georgetown Dominates Women: Princeton and
*NCAA Regional XC Central (a link to all regional rankings and results)
#1 UW To Rest Kendra Schaaf At Regionals The Huskies are giving their star a rest but coach Metcalf is still confident. "We are not going to bomb. We're going to run well." *Message Board Thread On Schaaf's Resting Here
LetsRun.com: NCAA Cross-Country National And Regional Polls Released See who will come out on top of this weekend's conference action
LetsRun.com: 2008 Men's NCAA Division One Regional Cross-Country Previews LRC coaching guru John Kellogg breaks down the action for you in all 9 regions and gives you the top 25 individuals in each region as well the top teams. Disagree? Vote In The LetsRun.com 2008 XC Super Poll
LetsRun.com: 2008 Women's NCAA Division One Regional Cross-Country Previews
LRC: Vote In The LetsRun.com 2008 XC Regional Super Poll
*OSU's German Fernandez Gets Over-The-Top Profile In Student Newspaper "He's been called the greatest high school runner this country has ever seen."
*A Brief Chat With NCAA XC Favorite Sam Chelanga If you want to understand talent, read this, as this guy used to play ping pong until less than 5 years ago.
Track And Field Legend Larry James Dies On His 61st Birthday He was the first man to ever run under 44 seconds (440 yards, no less) on a relay and a fierce competitor. A pioneer on and off the track.
*Message Board Thread On The "Mighty Burner's" Death
*Buy DVDs Honoring Larry James And Larry James Fund
66-Year-Old Blind Man With 1 Kidney Walked NYC Marathon In 9 Hours And Then Died From A Heart Attack Afterwards Not a bad way to go. His son said "He had already told us he would probably be dead by the end of the
year. But he wanted to show people you finish what you started." Last week a guy bowled a perfect 300, high fived his friends, then dropped dead, becoming an instant legend.
2008 ING New York City Marathon *Results *Searchable Results *Video: Men's Highlight Video *Photo
*Paula Targeting London Gold In 2012 She can do it if she's healthy.
*Daniel Rono Remarks On His 3rd At ING NYC A big difference between NYC and many other top-level marathons is the lack of rabbits, and Rono mentions this was a big experience for him to actually have to race the whole time. His 3rd was the top Kenyan finish in both the men's and women's races.
*Radcliffe Wants Another Baby Before 2012
*Is A World Record Attempt In London Up Next?
*Two Die At Marathon
Lots Of Info On Kara Goucher's Great Debut
*Kara Goucher: Paula Radcliffe Is The Greatest Ever
*Queens Native Goucher Says 1st Marathon Was "Awesome"
*3rd Is A Win For Kara Goucher Both Goucher and her coach Alberto Salazar were pleased by the result and it looks like she's a marathoner now.
*Alberto Salazar's Pre-Race Advice For Goucher: "Have Faith."
News From New Zealand
*Athletics New Zealand May Review Whether Rod Dixon's 1983 Time Should Be Ratified As New Zealand Record Dixon claims the course wasn't short.
*Illness / Sore Throat Ends Kim Smith's Run Between 30km And 35km The article also talks about how 1983 champion Rod Dixon ran just over 3:30.
Women's Race: Paula Dominates Goucher Third
Paula Radcliffe showed why she's the best marathoner in the world as she dominated the women's field in the second half of the ING NYC Marathon. Radcliffe took a different strategy this year in NY. She led every single step of the way, but she said with the high winds her plan this year was to save something for the end and run negative splits and it showed. She poured it on the final six miles, winning by nearly two minutes. Radcliffe never looked back and said when she turned
for the final quarter mile at Columbus Circle, she wasn't even positive she had the race won. American Kara Goucher ran up front for most of the race and had a successful debut in third in 2:25.53 (American debut record). Olympic silver medallist Catherine Ndereba, Dire Tune, Rita Jeptoo and Gete Wami were left in Radcliffe's wake, causing Wami to tie with Irina Mikitenko for the World Marathon title. The World Marathon Major race directors were
then left to vote to break the tie. They voted for Mikitenko and just like that she got $500,000
and Wami got nothing.
*Radcliffe Doesn't Look Back En Route To 3rd Win
*Paula Destroys Top-Class Women's Field
*Mikitenko Awarded WMM Prize In Tie-Breaking Vote
*Women's Recap And Race Replays From UniversalSports.com
*Paula Post-Race Press Comments
On the boards: Wami gets nothing of World Marathon Prize while tying for spot #1
Men's Race: Marilson Gomes Dos Santos Storms From Behind To Win Coming into the 2008 ING NYC Marathon, Abderrahim Goumri had the distinction of being the top marathoner in the world who had never won a marathon
(2nd in London in 2007, 3rd in London in 2:05:30 this year, and 2nd in NY last year). On Sunday in NY, he was clear of
the field and on his way to what seemed to be his first marathon victory. However, savvy 2006 NY champ Marilson Gomes Dos Santos saved his best for last and stormed from behind in the final mile to overtake Goumri and get the win (afterwards Goumri said a missed fluid bottle might have caused him to run out of steam). Dos Santos ran 1:02 for the second half for a big negative split. Veteran Paul Tergat said he twisted an ankle on the course but returned to action with a fourth place finish.
American Abdi Abdirahman led the American charge in 6th place
as four Americans were in spots 6, 7, 8 & 10.
Recap and Race Replays From UniversalSports.com
*Gomes dos Santos Is Going To Disney To Celebrate
*NYT: New York Brazilians Say "Gomes who?"
On the boards: Nate Jenkins at NYC marathon?
2008 real,- BERLIN MARATHON - Watch Video Highlight or Race Replay *Results *Photos
Haile G. 2:03:59!!! Mititenko 4th Fastest Woman Ever Haile Gebrselassie made more history Sunday on the streets of Berlin. After going through the halfway point in 1:02:04, Haile continued to flirt with world record pace but was
stalked by Boston runner-up James Kwambai. Haile threw down the gauntlet the last 7km to dispatch Kwambai and just dip under the 2:04 barrier. On the women's side, German star Irina Mikitenko ran a brilliant race, running a negative split to smash the 2:20 barrier and become the fourth fastest woman ever.
*Geb: "I can go faster."
*The Science Of Sport Analyzed Geb's Splits As The Race Unfolded link fixed
*Geb's Record in Berlin Is His 24th World Record (or 26th depending on who is counting)
*Mikitenko Moves Into Tie in World Marathon Majors Standings Gete Wami must finish 2nd or higher in New York to move ahead. If she doesn't, they will be tied (and tied in the tie-breakers) so they might share the title. *Washington Post Article on WMM
*Falk Cierpinski, son of Waldemer Cierpinski, 2:13 in Berlin
On the boards:
*Wanjiru's Olympics > Geb's WR
*Haile's Splits from Berlin. ... how far could you run with him??
*Live Message Board Thread
Women Results: *Team *Individual LRC: *Women's
Kipyego Threepeats Susan Kuijken tried to make it interesting, but in the end, Sally Kipyego was too good and she became the first woman to win 3 NCAA XC titles. The Washington women as expected got the women's team title.
Only On LetsRun : *Kipyego Is Lucky
*UW Coach Greg Metcalf Says Race Didn't Go According To Plan But Huskies Came Out On Top
*Metcalf: "We should be better next year" (Scroll Down in Article)
*NCAA Post-Race Interviews: Flotrack
*NCAA Post-Race Interviews: Trackshark
Ian Stewart (Guy Who Beat Pre For Bronze) To Lead British Distance Buildup For 2012 Games
Chiba Ekiden Recap: Ethiopia Wins (Combined Men's And Women's Team)
Craig Mottram Now Coaching Himself, Representing Himself
Isinbayeva Is Better And Hotter Than Her Rival
World's Fa$$$$test Man
*Bolt Fights For Right To Party And Rule The Sprinters' Roost He's going to stop partying now and start training, but he doesn't get why some are upset that he's been enjoying himself for the last few months.
*Bolt Will Be Cashing In In 2009 To The Tune Of $200,000 An Event
*Bolt And Isinbayeva Are 2008 IAAF Athletes Of The Year 800m star Pamela Jelimo was undefeated for the year but didn't win.
Paula Radcliffe Has Discovered Childbirth Has Made Her A Better Athlete
Drug News *Disgraced Cyclist Bernard Kohl To Reveal Sources Of CERA
As He Agrees To Cooperate With Officials
*Researchers Studying Potential Performance-Enhancing Benefits Of Viagra
*Survey: 20% Of Young Greeks Would Take PEDs To Improve Physique
Quotes From The Greats At World Athletics Gala
World Silver Winner Leonard Komon Wins IAAF Spanish XC
Myron Rolle Wins Rhodes Scholarship
Liz McColgan And Paula Radcliffe Call For Cycling-Style Centers For Running Where People "Can Eat, Sleep, Drink & Train"
*Radcliffe Still Dreaming Of Marathon Gold
Liu Xiang To Have Surgery In Houston In December - Unsure if He'll Race At All In 2008
Kenya Is Excited Jelimo Is Favored To Win Sh7.8 Million For Athlete Of Year
World Athletics Final Will Be Held Outside Europe For 1st Time In 2010 Morocco is the winner.
10,800 To Compete In 5th MTN Marathon In Uganda
Amby Burfoot Writes (Fantastic) Piece On Grinnell College's Henry Reich, Who Is Turning Down Rhodes Interview To Run D3 Nats
2nd IAAF XC Meet is Sunday in Spain
World Silver Medallist Leonard Komon Looking For Revenge
Paula Radcliffe Thinks UK Athletics Is Headed In Right Direction
& Better Results May Happen By 2012 Radcliffe, who also talks about what she'll do when she retires, seems to be a fan of the new head Charles van Commenee as well as the old guy
Haile G Going To Great Lengths To Get 15km World Record Next Weekend
Economic Downturn Causes Australia To Cut Bonuses For Olympic Coaches & 4th-Place Finishers
Toyoto Great Ethiopian Run Is Sunday
*IAAF Preview: Gebregziabher Gebremariam, Deriba Merga And Mo Farah Gunning For Title
*Spikes Mag: Another Race To Do Before You Die: Great Ethiopian Run The
race conceived by Geb and Brendan Foster is amazing. NYRR head Mary Wittenberg ran it and called it "the best race experience I have ever had."
Notes From IAAF Council Meeting A lot was discussed, including making XC part of the Olympics
and making the World Champs shorter and
more TV friendly. The Council also warned Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov to not compete anymore while drunk.
Drugs: IAAF Meeting Agenda Includes Talk Of Confronting Russians On Their Decision To Backdate Cheats' Suspensions First they were systematically cheating the system, now the Russians are backdating the 24-month suspensions about 15 months. We encourage everyone to write to the IAAF and spur them to take on the Russians. To send suggestions to the IAAF,
Chinese Government Mandates Every Child In China Must Run At Least 1km Per Day Until April Seems like a good plan to us. Meanwhile, in America ... kids don't play enough.
Another Race To Do Before You Die: Great Ethiopian Run Yesterday we highlighted Japan's Ageo City Half; today it's a race conceived by Geb and Brendan Foster.
Sunday's Milan Marathon Preview
Go, Barack, Go! Obama Pitches Chicago For 2016
Booth Overrule? It Looked Like He Lost, But We Guess He Won! Man vs. Dominos Champion: Cherundy Martina
Boaz Lalang Turns Pro Lalang said last year that he loved Rend Lake but there is just no way a Kenyan 800m Olympian could afford not to go pro.
Distance Running Needs This: Swedish High-Jumping Greats And Fans Gather For High Jump Fest In Gothenburg
Fukuoka Fields Announced For December 7 ... Just Your Average Field With 10 Sub-2:10 Guys!
Recommended Read: In Depth Look At Dwain Chambers Past, Present and Future
Usain Bolt's Coach, Glen Mills, Offers Some Great Quotes On His Heroic Protege
Ryan Hall's first international marathon on US soil will come on Patriot's Day of '09.
John Hancock Financial Signs Ryan Hall To Run Boston Marathon!
*Message Board Thread Here *Hall quote: "To win [Boston] would mean as much to me as winning any marathon in the world, including the Olympic Games. To win in Boston would show the world that American distance running is indeed back to the days of Salazar, Beardsley, and Rodgers ... What is done in Boston lives on for all time."
Maybe Liu Xiang's Coach Reads LetsRun.com
Liu Xiang To Have Surgery And It Will Be In US
*Liu Xiang's 1st Coach Offered $126,000 By Western Journalists To Tell Them He Was On Drugs We're not sure if we believe this one as Western journalists don't seem to care if Westerners are on drugs.
Rob de Castella Elected To Athletics Hall Of Fame The great marathoner came from an era that Toni Reavis would appreciate. "Don't get me wrong, marathoning is great these fine days; however, then it was about the athletes and not the times, though the times were still important, racing
and beating your foe was the 'biggie'."
Galen Rupp Is USATF Athlete Of The Week
Elites Working Full Time Are More Rare Than They Used To Be We agree that for a lot of people, having a regular job helps them with their athletics. Some great quotes from the USA's Olympic discus champ Stephanie Brown Trafton about how working a real job balances her athletic career.
Goin' Pro In A Few Days
Scotty Bauhs Explains Regional Fiasco And Contemplates Last Collegiate Race
Britain's Germaine Mason Talks About Olympic Silver In High Jump If you don't think people were paying attention to Usain Bolt's celebration, Mason talks about how he stayed up all night the evening before he won silver thinking about how he could play the crowd like Bolt did.
Bekele Beaten In 15k In Netherlands, Mestawat Tufa Just Misses World Record Bekele may have a stress fracture as well. His decision to run the race is generating a lot of discussion on the boards.
*Bekele Got 150,000 Euros To Start 15k In Netherlands
*Pre Race Interview With Bekele
Great Race In Last Running Of Tokyo International Women's Marathon!
*Extensive Recap And Even Video Footage Of Exciting Tokyo Women's Marathon
*Britain's Yamauchi Third In Narrow PB In Tokyo
*Fast Times In Tokyo As Yoshimi
Ozaki Wins 2:23 gives Ozaki the win.
Brian Sell And
Melissa White Win Inaugural San Antonio Rock 'n Roll Half
*On The Boards: Brian SellWins ...
*Big Paydays At San Antonio Rock 'N Roll Marathons Liza Hunter Galvan and Matt Downin both nab
second in quality times to pick up nice $8,000 paychecks.
*San Antonio Rock 'N Roll Results
*Sell Takes Down SA Rock 'n Roll Half In 1:02:50 PR
*Norway's Oystein Sylta Claims Norway's First Nordic Cross-Country Title This isn't XC skiing, but running.
*Kenya's Titus Masai Dominates Portugal XC Meet As Rui Silva Finishes 2nd Masai got a 20-second win as Portugal's Inęs Monteiro got the women's win in her home country.
*Olympic 5k Bronze Medallist Edwin Soi Survives Terrible Conditions & "Penalty" To Win 2nd Kenyan XC Meet Soi was penalized for ripping off his singlet and running bare-chested. World Junior 3,000m champion, Mercy Cherono, won the junior 6km title, as most of the athletes from last week's race didn't compete. *Message
Board Thread On Edwin Soi's Penalty Here
Vincent Cheruiyot And Jackline Chemwo Win Tegla Loroupe Peace Race
Gene Doping Enters A New Era & Drug Cheats May Benefit From Animal Test Next year they are going to start working on a procedure that may make old, decrepit dogs run like puppies. *A Look At New Developments In Gene Doping
Hogs Punch Ticket & Make NCAAs
Haverford Coach Tom Donnelly Gets Great New York Times Profile If you're a coach looking for a higher purpose other than just getting guys or girls to run faster in circles, this profile will inspire you. *Message Board Thread On Tom Donnelly Here
Don't Let Anorexics Read This
*Post-Race Snack Will Hamper Weight Loss The advice that athletes are given of "fill the tank" right after excerise is apparently bad for the masses.
A LetsRun.com Thumbs Up
Children's Running Book Review LRC reviews Kids Running and our guest reviewer says, "I can say with full confidence that it is perhaps the best children's
running book of 2008."
Usain Bolt Answers Carl Lewis' Doping Questions In Interview
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."
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
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
LetsRun.com Rojo's Tour of China, Part 1 - Hanging Out With Usain Bolt
Rojo went to the Puma Party put on for Usain
Chinese dancers putting on their best sorority girl imitations, and then Rojo going 1-on-1 with Bolt. Rojo actually asked Usain about moving up to the 800m. Bolt hinted the Jamaicans want him to run the 4 x 400m. More importantly, Bolt apologized for visiting Facebook instead of LetsRun.com.