LRC Rojo Goes To Kenya - Post #1: Sammy Wanjiru Was Not Murdered LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson has returned from 2+ weeks in Kenya and will be recapping his trip over the next week or so. Today, he reveals what he learned about Sammy W's death and provides video proof as to how in Kenya one can easily get locked into their own bedroom.
LRC The Week That Was In Running: Is Uceny #1? Will Centro EVER Run Faster, Alberto Debunks LRC Training? And More... We analyze Morgan Uceny's win a little bit more, go deep into the statistical archive to present some crazy stats to ponder the unthinkable: Will Matt Centrowitz will ever run faster than he did last week?, praise Tyler Mulder, take a trip down memory lane and relive Alan Webb's Paris victory from 2007, and along the way in light of Alberto Salazar's comments about Mo Farah's training, we try to defend the LetsRun.com training approach. Plus we introduce you to the most amazing HS track and field coaching staff in the country - one that features 3 Olympic gold medallists.
LRC 2011 Monaco Diamond League Is Going To Be Special For US Distance Fans - Preliminary Start Lists Never before have more than 2 Americans broken 13:00 in the same race, but Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp, Chris Solinsky and Matt Tegenkamp are all entered in the 5,000. Can 3 or 4 do it? Andrew Wheating is in the men's 1,500. Nick Symmonds and KD will face world record holder David Rudisha in the men's 800. Plus off-event entries like Abubaker Kaki in the 1,500 and Shalane Flangan in the 1,500. *MB Discussion Here
Kenyan Trials Start This Weekend
- Top 2 At This Week's Kenyan Trials Guaranteed To Go To Daegu Interesting to note that other countries like Uganda and Seychelles have athletes in the meet.
- We Wish This Was A Joke
Kenya Forgot To Order Equipment - Cancels Doping Tests - Hopes Those Selected For Daegu Will Be Fine "We realised too late that we needed to order the equipment from South Africa. We hope that those who are selected will be fine."
2 Recommended Reads
- Recommended Read: Meet Gareth Warburton, a 1:46.47 800-metres runner, who epitomises the never-day-die (sic) spirit of an athlete A great article about a guy who trains every day, twice a day four times a week, works a part-time job, earns very little but dreams of being the best in the world.
- Olympic Historians Please Read - The Event That Inspired The Olympics Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary Apparently, we owe the Olympics to a guy named William Brookes. *AP Article On Wenlock
RRCA Announces 2011 Roads Scholar Class Megan Hogan, Bobby Mack, Meghan Armstrong, Lex Williams, Megan Duwell and Tyler McCandless all get grants.
Kenyan Trials This Week
- Colm O'Connell Says Kenyan Trials Should Be Good Test For Rudisha
- Jake Robertson Passes On Chance To Be First Non-African To Run Kenyan Trials If you're not familiar with Jake, click here; he and his twin brother moved to Kenya 4 years ago at the age of 17 and haven't been back home since.
- 32-Year-Old Kenyan 400m Man Mark Mutai Hoping To Make His Mark
- "16"-Year-Old Leonard Kirwa, Who Ran 1:44.08 At World Youths, Was Only 3rd At Kenyan Trials
International News Of Note
Japanese Worlds Team Announced And Sub-31:00 10k Runner Kayoko Fukushi Is Not On It
*Indian Officials Raid Sport Center Looking For Drugs
*Indian 400m Star Ashwini Akkunji Facing Ban After "B" Sample Positive For Roids
Doping Offenders Will Be Let Back Into European Meets
Ban On Former Drug Cheats At Major European Meets Lifted After Court Case This follows a court ruling in Switzerland forcing the Lausanne Diamond League meet to let in French 1,500 runner Hind Dehiba.
More From World Youth (Results) And Asian Championships
World Youth: IAAF Recap Last Day: Kenya's William Malel Sitonik Wins 3k In 7:40.10 He led from gun to tape and shattered Isiah Koech's previous Championship record of 7:51.51.
*US Medley Relay (100m, 200m, 300m, 400m) Wins Gold Set World Youth Record of 1:49.47.
*US's Ajee' Wilson Wins 800 In 2:02.64 "This is the best feeling of my life. It still hasn't sunk in yet that I'm the world champ." *MB: Ajee Wilson dominates 800m for GOLD, Amy Weissenbach 4th *Video Of Race
*IAAF Article On Kenya's Leonard Kirwa Konsecha, Who Set World Youth Best With 1:44.08 Will he break the "jinx" that no World Youth 800m champ has ever gone on to win a global medal in the senior division?
*UK's 200m Champ Desiree Henry Credits Coaching Of Mike McFarlane He also coached previous 200 champ and current UK rising star Jodie Williams.
Asian Champs: Liu Xiang Runs 13.22 To Win 110 Hurdles
*Asian Champs - Days Three and Four Results
*IAAF Recap Day 3: Qatari HJer Mutaz Essa Barshim Wins In 2.35m
Other: Turkey's Ahmet Arslan Wins 5th Straight European Mountain Running Champs
Madrid Results: Tyler Mulder Defeats Yuriy Borzakovskiy 1:45.10 win over Yuriy, who ran 1:43.99 last week. Jenny Simpson ran 4:07 in the 1,500 for fourth, as US World Championships team members Alice Schmidt (2:00.60 - 2nd) and Maggie Vessey (2:06.94 - 8th) competed in the 800.
*Justin Gatlin Wins Madrid 100m Over Fellow Drug Cheat Dwain Chambers Asked about the issues with former drug cheats being let into top European meets he said, "Right now if they put me on the moon I am going to race on the moon."
Paris Diamond League On Friday *Results *Live Thread *Recap *Race Videos *Photos
LRC Recap: American Men Get It Done In 1,500, Semenya Wins Bizarre 800, Flanagan Just Misses American Record, Bolt Entertains And Can A Frenchman Win Worlds In The Steeple? Usain Bolt showed up and entertained, there was a thriller in the men's hurdles between David Oliver and Dayron Robles, an upset in the women's 100m, and it's officially time for Jeremy
Wariner to panic. That's probably what you're not most interested in. In the distances, the American men got the job done in the 1,500m, Shalane Flanagan just missed the American record at 5,000m, Caster Semenya won a bizarre 800m, and a Frenchman may be the favorite at Worlds in the steeplechase.
- Centro's Time Puts Him 5th All Time On US Under 23 Years Old List Behind Alan Webb and Jim Ryun, among others.
- France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Wins Paris Steeplechase In 8:02.09 Just missed European record of 8:01.18.
SI Where Is He Now? - Roger Bannister
Sports Illustrated Interview With Roger Bannister Talking Mostly About What He's Done Since Running The First Sub-4 Minute Mile Also interesting to hear what the two friends who paced him went on to do. Sir Christopher Chataway, now 80, set the WR in the 5k in 1954; Chris Brasher, who died in 2003, went on to win gold in the steeplechase in the '56 Games before becoming a founder of the London Marathon. *Podcast With Roger Bannister
Shutoff Exists For Jenny Meadows: World Championships Bronze Medallist Hasn't Slept In Same Bed As Her Husband Since March Altitude tents apparently have a major downside to them.
No Post-Nuptial Shutoff For Paula In this Q&A with the Guardian, she says she and her husband Gary have sex "as often as we want." Plus she talks about less important things like the Olympics.
The BBC's Tom Fordyce Gets Random Drug Tested Like An Athlete And Writes About It "I have had my genitals examined at short range by a man I have only just shaken hands with."
Lausanne Diamond League *Results *Photos *Recap/Videos
LRC USA's Morgan Uceny Dominates 1,500 Asafa Powell winning the 100m in a world-leading 9.78 is almost expected (video here), but maybe Americans should get used to Morgan Uceny winning Diamond League races, as the newly-minted US champ easily ran away from the field in Lausanne the last 100m to get the biggest international win of her career. David Rudisha dominated the men's 800 and the men's 5k came down to a sprint. Distance recap, results, and video.
USATFs In The Books *$20,011 Prediction Contest Login Here *Results *Race Videos *10k Photo Gallery *LRC Post-Race Interviews
Post-Nationals News: *Chalk Up Another Victory For Track Town, USA The Eugene newspaper is always going to say that. Lananna interview here.
*Oklahoma Sprinter Mookie Salaam Gives Up Final Year And Turns Pro
LRC Men's 800m: Nick Symmonds Makes It Four In A Row updated Ladies and gentleman, don't let the recent results by upstart Robby Andrews or veteran Khadevis Robinson fool you; Nick Symmonds showed he's the best 800m man in America, as he got the win over Khadevis Robinson and the gutsy Charles Jock, while Andrews came up short in last. Recap, Race video, results, and post-race comments from athletes.
*Without Coach Or Sponsor, Wieczorek Makes USA 800m Final
*Sunday Distance Recap From RRW
LRC Men's 1,500m: Matt Centrowitz Jr. Pulls Away From Bernard Lagat Bernard Lagat pulled up on Matt Centrowitz Jr. with 50 meters to go and then the 21-year-old did the unthinkable - he pulled away from Lagat for the win. Pre-race favorite Andrew Wheating was fourth and was emotional afterwards when Lagat told him he giving up his 1,500m spot at Worlds. Recap, reaction, results and race video.
*Washington Post Article On Centro Jr Stunning Bernard Lagat In 1,500
LRC Men's 5,000m: Bernard Lagat's 3:57.80 Close Wins A Thriller Over Chris Solinsky And Galen Rupp Track fans got a treat Friday night as Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp and Chris Solinsky squared off and the race exceeded the pre-race hype. Chris Solinsky closed the last mile (1,600) in 3:58.5 and was beaten by an incredible Bernard Lagat. Afterwards, all 3 guys indicated they may get a rematch July 22th in Monaco, plus Chris Solinsky addressed the message board doubters, and Lagat talked about the 1,500m final and going sub-12:50. Recap, results, interviews, race video.
*LRC Friday's 800m Semis: All the Favorites Advance And KD Asks For Some Energy From His Fans In The Final KD looked great in his semifinal, but his style points will not carry over into the final.
*LRC Women's Steeple Prelims: Sara Hall Makes Final On Time
LRC Men's 10,000m: Galen Rupp Closes Out Matt Tegenkamp With 1:52.5 Final 800m The men's 10,000m may have become a men's 1,000m on Thursday night, but we're not sure how the outcome could have been any different as Galen Rupp, sporting a black mask for much of the race, closed in an incredible 1:52.5 to defeat Matt Tegenkamp - yes, that Matt Tegenkamp, who doesn't run the 10k. American record holder Chris Solinsky did not run and he'll face Bernard Lagat AND Galen Rupp today in a stellar 5,000m. Recap, analysis, video interviews.
*Nike Might Need A Slogan For Galen Rupp's Mask Oregonian
*Rupp On Walking Around Eugene With Mask: "Whenever I went into a store, it looked like I was going to rob them." Apparently he wears it traveling to and around before the race as well; not just during it.
Does Moses Mosop's 30K WR Bring The 2:02 Marathon Any Nearer? www.sportsscientists.com
Tragic News: Tim Danielson (Sub-4 Runner In HS) Allegedly Kills Wife/Survives Suicide Attempt LetsRun.com has learned that Tim Danielson, the 2nd US high school runner to go sub-4 in the mile, has allegedly killed his wife as part of a murder-suicide attempt that wasn't completed, as the authorities got to Danielson before he had killed himself. *Update: Danielson Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder
Tokyo Marathon: A Legend Is Born *Photos
Hailu Mekonnen Wins, Japanese Amateur Yuki Kawauchi Runs Amazing 2:08:37 For 3rd And Faints At Finish Yuki Kawauchi's story is amazing.
A 13:59 5ker and 29:02 10ker, he has a full-time job and has stayed away from the Japanese collegiate and professional system, yet he stunned all of Japan with a 2:08:37 run. Dreams do become reality.
*On The Boards: 13:59 5k, 29:02 10k Japanese AMATEUR Runs 2:08:37 at Tokyo Marathon and Passes Out
Ricky Simms Or Someone At Puma, Please Show This To Usain Bolt
US 100 & 200m Champ Watler Dix Confident He Will Beat Bolt At World Champs Walter Dix: "If I can just come out of the blocks next to (Bolt), if I can be with him or a step ahead at 40 meters, I think it is a wrap. I don't see myself losing to him. I ran down Asafa a couple of times (in races) and I think Bolt and I have about the same top-end speed ... I don't think he is going to pull away from me too much."
*2011 Canadian National Track League (NTL) Series Concludes On Wednesday & American Walter Dix Headlines *Previous Canadian Results
Episode 3 of the video series on Worlds steeplechaser Delilah DiCrescenzo of Hey Delilah fame is a real treat, as we get some insight into her legendary coach Frank Gagliano. Gags, coach of legends Rich Kenah and Steve Holman, has always been old school, but now he's upped it a notch and drives his athletes 150-mile round trip to practice. *Episode 1 Here *Episode 2 *More @Puma Running On Facebook
Two Women's Distance Stars In The News
- Meseret Defar Is Running 10,000 On Wednesday - Contemplating Daegu Double Her #1 priority is the 5,000 but she may double. On Wednesday, she and a few others, inlcuding Carslbad champ Aheza Kiros, will race in Italy.
- World Steeple Champion Marta Dominguez Cleared Of Second Charge In Doping Probe As a result, many leading figures in Spain are now supporting Dominguez, as all she still faces are some tax charges.
News From Europe
- 2008 Olympic Ticket Fraudsters Sentenced To Prison These people were pros and paid google some $635,000 for ads and ended up taking home more than $3 million.
- Stockholm Meet Director Is Happy He's Paying Usain Bolt $310,000 To Race There
- 9:20.37 Ratified As Women's World Jr. Steeple Record - 8:06.24 Ratified As Women's 4 X 800 Indoor Record
- Stadium Court Challenge May Ruin London's 2017 WChampionships Bid *Sports Minister - Please Stop Legal Action Or We'll Lose 2017 Worlds
- Kriss Akabusi Says He Expects Dai Greene To Break His 21-Year-Old British 400m Hurdles Record
- Teddy Tamgho And European 800m Indoor Champion Adam Kszczot Headline Europe U-23 Champs, Which Start Thursday
- Chris Tomlinson: "Football helped me break record."
A Brief Chat With Western States Winner Ellie Greenwood She had a bear encounter 4 miles from the finish. Crazy stuff. What's even crazier is running Comrades 4 weeks previously.
Legends Of The Sport
- Matt Fitzgerald Looks At Haile Gebrselassie's Real Age: Is He 44? No hard evidence on Haile's actual age in the article, but he indicates (and we believe) he's over 40, as do some of you.
- 75 Years Later, Pittsburgh Still Celebrating Olympic 800m Hero John Woodruff If you're not familiar with Woodruff, start with our homepage the day he died.
- North County Times Looks At American Legend Steve Scott, Who Set American Record In Mile 30 Years Ago Monday
- Ron Clarke And Kip Keino Reunite In Australia
Birmingham DL Sunday *Results *Yahoo Photos
LRC Recap: Morgan Uceny (& Mo Farah) Do It Again As Rupp Takes Merga's Scalp!!! The Birmingham Diamond League meet did not disappoint, as Morgan Uceny did something an American hadn't done in 25+ years and training partners Mo Farah and Galen Rupp impressed
at 5,000, both outkicking the reigning World Cross-Country champion,
with Rupp also getting a PR in the process, as Farah's
54-second last lap got him the win. Plus wins from Abubaker Kaki, Asafa Powell and Phillips Idowu. American fans, repeat after us. It's okay, we swear: "American Morgan Uceny is currently the best women's 1,500-meter runner on the planet."
- Asafa Powell Wins 100 In 9.91 Over Fellow Jamaicans Nesta Carter & Michael Frater Afterwards he calls Bolt out, saying, "At the worlds, I'm definitely going to win."
- IAAF Recap Non-Distance Results Australia's Olympic silver medallist Sally Pearson sets world lead in 100m hurdles with 12.48 seconds. Andreas Thorkildsen set world lead in the jav with 88.30m.
- UK's Phillips Idowu Beats A Very Inconsistent Teddy Tamgho In TJ Idowu won with 17.54m. Tamgho jumped a disappointing 16.74m for 5th after fouling 3 jumps, despite the fact that last month he beat Idowu in Lausanne with 17.91m and he is the indoor WR holder.
*Teddy Tamgho Might Have Lost The TJ, But He Won Some Fans As He Was Very Popular With The Crowd He stays upbeat, saying, "I'm not worried about today. I'm close to doing something amazing. I just have to wait. It was good for Phillips to win today in his home, but I am in good shape."
- UK's Dai Green Wins Birmingham 400 Hurdles In 48.20 Over Bershawn "Batman" Jackson He
set the world lead andbroke a stadium record which dates back to 1986 from the US's 2-time Olympic champ Edwin Moses.
- Ethiopia's Sofia Assefa Wins Steeple In 9:25.87
- Athletics Weekly Recap
World Youth, World Masters, USA Club & Asian Champs Underway *Youth Results *Masters Results *Club Champs
- Friday: USA's Arman Hall Runs 46.01 To Win 400m At World Youth Champs Over Kenyan Kishoyian
- US Team Wins 6 Medals On Day 2
- Am Session: American Stars Weissenbach & Wilson Cruise In Girls 800
- Jamaica's Odail Todd Wins WYC 100m Title In 10.51 That was a massive .16 PR which gave him gold by .01, as Japan's Kazuma Oseto was 2nd in 10.52. *World Youth Championships - Japanese Results Day Two
- Talk About Moxie: Kenyan Youth 3,000 Champ William Malel Wants World Youth Record And Gold And Talks About Arguably The #1 Record On The Books - Komen's 3,000 WR Of 7:20
Masters: 45-Year-Old Zola Budd Gets 2nd In World Masters 8k XC Yes, that Zola Budd.
*A Brief Chat With Pete Magill
Asian: Recaps of 10,000m At Asian Champs
A Great Guy Dies Way Too Early
LaSalle Coach Torpey's Death Gets Coverage In Philly Paper At NCAA regionals, Rojo thoroughly enjoyed witnessing Torpey ham it up for at least 20 minutes. The sport has truly lost a great guy. *LaSalle Release On Torpey's Passing *MB: Lasalle Coach
Very Sad: Story On Once Promising Runner Rich Martinez He has the Colorado HS 1,600 record at 4:10 and almost made the 1988 Olympics, but now lives on the streets. *MB: Sad story from the 1988 Men's Olympic Trials 1,500m
More USATF Nationals *Men 10k Recap *W10k Recap *M5k *W5k *W1500 *M1500 *Interviews *10k Photo Gallery
800m: Alysia Goes Wire-To-Wire
updated Montano dominated the strong field, as she won wire-to-wire, with 5 women going sub-2:00. Maggie Vessey was sub-1:59 in second and former US champ Alice Schmidt
was third. Recap, anlaysis, race video, results, and post-race comments from athletes.
LRC Women's 1,500m: The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat Christin Wurth-Thomas missed the World Championships by .01 in the most agonizing way possible. She led for 1,400m and then completely ran out of steam in the last 100m, as Morgan Uceny dominated the star-studded field for the win with Jenny Simpson and an emotional Shannon Rowbury booking their tickets to Daegu. Recap, results, video, and interview.
LRC Women's 5,000m: Molly Huddle Impresses, Hastings And Bizzarri Continue The Mammoth Mojo Molly Huddle performed like an American record-holding heavy favorite by putting on an exhibition the last two laps to win her first outdoor title. Training partners Amy Hastings (2:27 marathon in March) and Angela Bizzarri both set PRs and continued their huge improvement at 5,000m. Recap, results, interviews, race video.
LRC Women's 10,000m: Shalane Flanagan Goes Wire-To-Wire Over Kara Goucher And Field Shalane Flanagan wasted no time in showing the field who was boss, as she opened up a lead on lap 1 she would never relinquish, although Kara Goucher stayed close throughout. Goucher had another impressive run post-pregnancy and is super-excited to be away from the marathon and running track. Jen Rhines got another WC team spot, while Desiree Davila continued her fine 2011 with a huge PR in 4th and Magdalena Boulet also had a big PR. Recap, analysis, interviews, results.
*WP: Kara Goucher Admits That The Marathon Might Not Be Her Event Right Now
Wind Or No Wind - 2:03:06 Is His Slowest Marathon
Moses Mosop And His 2:03:06 To Run 2011 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Moses and famed coach Renato Canova toured the Chicago course and liked what they saw.
adidas GP *Results *Dream Mile Video *Lukas V Photo Gallery #1, Photo Gallery #2
Steve Mullings Edges Tyson Gay, Bernard Lagat Outkicked In 5k, Allyson Felix Wins 200 In the 100, Tyson Gay was slow out of the blocks, made up the ground, but then mistimed his lean,
losing to Steve Mullings, who clocked an identical 10.26 time with a strong headwind. In the 5k, Dejen Gebremeskel held
off a late surge from Bernard Lagat to win in 13:05.22, only .24 ahead of Lagat. Tariku Bekele was 3rd in 13:06.06. The 800 saw late entry Alfred Yego winning in 1:46.57 with World Champ Mbulaeni Mulaudzi in 2nd (1:46.68) and Boaz Lalang in 3rd (1:46.75). Abubaker Kaki dropped out with a hamstring issue. Jeremy Wariner wins close 400. Blanka Vlašić's 9-meet Diamond League winning streak ends. American David Torrence won the 1500m over Nick
Willis as Olympians Lopez Lomong and Leo Manzano struggled.
*LRC Lukas Verzbicas Breaks Four The Dream Mile saw 4 high schoolers at 4:03 or better, as LV became only the 5th HSer to ever break 4 in the mile. LV: "At 600 meters to go, I thought sub-4 was off the table, but I still had a race to win. I wasn't about to give up." MB: LV 3:59.72!!!!!! *Lukas V Photo Gallery #1, Photo Gallery #2
Sammy Wanjiru Can Finally Rest In Peace *Funeral In Photos
*Wanjiru Gets 21 Gun Salute At Funeral
*1000s Attend Funeral As Wanjiru Is Burried In Kenya Many top Kenyan runners attended, including 3k WR holder Daniel Komen, former women's marathon World Champ Catherine Ndereba and former 5k World Champ Benjamin Limo. However, conspicuously absent was Hannah Wanjiru, his mother.
*Samuel Wanjiru's Final Journey
*Sammy Wanjiru's Death Turned Into Tabloid Fodder
Oslo Diamond League *Results *Photos Via Yahoo
Usain Bolt Blasts 19.86 In Rain, Asbel Kiprop Shows He's The Top Miler In The World, And Caster Semenya Beaten Again This is how our sport works - wherever Usain Bolt goes, he is the story. Bolt
did not disappoint on Thursday in Oslo, as he ran 19.87, beating second place by .57. In the Dream Mile, Asbel Kiprop showed he's the top miler in the world, as he got revenge on Prefontaine winner Haron Keitany. Kiprop
had horrible tactics at Pre, but here he was near the front and got the win on the homestretch. On the women's side, Halima Hachlaf, who burst on the season with an early season 1:58 last year, did it again this year to win the 800 over Caster Semenya. Meseret Defar won the women's 5,000m with another stellar kick, showing her speed is still there.
*Usain Bolt Storms To 200m Victory In Oslo
*Athletics Weekly Recap
*Video Highlights: US Visitors Watch The 200, 800 And Dream Mile
Rome Diamond League *Results *Photos *IAAF Recap
LRC: Usain Bolt Nips Powell, Khadevis Robinson Storms From Last To First To Shock The World In 800 47,000 fans and a worldwide television audience were focused on the Usain Bolt-Asafa Powell showdown and it did not disappoint, as Usain Bolt - who said he was nervous for the first time ever - overtook Asafa Powell in the final meters. The surprise of the evening was the men's 800m, where 8 time US champion, 34-year-old Khadevis Robinson put on a stunning display the final 250m, going from last to first to win (video here). Last year, KD was rabbiting Golden League races, now he's winning them. In other action, Allyson Felix went sub-50 to defeat Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400 and world XC Champ Imane Merga showed his great finish in the 5,000m, running 12:54 and throwing down the gauntlet to Bernard Lagat, whom he'll race in 25 weeks in NYC. Sara Hall had a 9-second PR to get a Worlds and Olympic qualifier in the steeple and Christin Wurth Thomas led the women's 1,500 at the bell before finishing 6th in a qualifying 4:03.72.
Time To Learn Some T&F History - 40 Years Ago, Jim Ryun & Marty Liquori Ran A Dream Mile In Philly & It More Than Lived Up To The Hype
- Recommended Read #1 NY Times: 40 Years Ago, Track Was At The "Front And Center" Of America's Consciousness, But Today We Are Indifferent (& Millrose's Move Proves It) 40 years ago, the US public was very much into the Dream Mile rivalry of Marty Liquori and Jim Ryun. "Forty years on, it's hard to imagine the average American giving a second thought to any track rivalry, never mind debating it on sports radio. That is probably why the move by Millrose, uptown and perhaps into obscurity, has been met with barely a shrug. It deserves better."
- Recommended Read #2 The 40th Anniversary Of The Dream Mile Between Marty Liquori & Jim Ryun Passes With Hardly A Whisper From The Media A couple of good quotes from Liquori: "I guess, as they say, things were a lot different in those days. There was no ESPN. Everyone watched the same events. It was a very focused thing for the nation to see that race. The buildup had been coming for two years ..." "Perhaps the thing that made it so unusual is sometimes big rivalries rarely live up to the buildup. They just don't pan out. But the two of us separated ourselves and literally sprinted almost all-out from 600 yards out."
"The Road Of Death"
Feature On Somali Runners Training Each Day On "Road Of Death" For London 2012 (Video) The video shows how some Somali athletes avoid gunfire each day to realize their dream of competing and winning at the 2012 Games. *LRC MB: Top Video on MSNBC Is Feature on Somali Runners Training Each Day on 'Road of Death' For London 2012
Video Of The Day: Asbel Kiprop Races A 400 In Kenya On A Dirt Track
Morgan Uceny On A Roll (International Visitors Click Here)
Mo Farah And Galen Rupp Impress (International Visitors Click Here)
Anyone Remember This From Paris 2007? Paris 2011 Videos Here
LRC Contest Recap - The Greatness Of You
LRC USA Nationals Contest Recap As usual we had a couple of ringers come out on top in our contest. Our winner is in the elite of the elite of LetsRun.com, as not only has he been to watch the World Championships and Olympic Trials, he has a @runner.org email address, and a real-life wife. Our runner-up was a state champion in high school and has started a post-collegiate group in Utah.
USAs In Review
LRC 2011 USATF Women's Nationals (Distance) In Review Which event represents America's best chance for a distance medal at Worlds? It's the same event an American led the world in 2010. Still stumped? You'll have to read the
article. We break down all the action, look at the very different fates of non-qualifiers Christin Wurth-Thomas and Anna Pierce, wonder if Kara Goucher can beat Shalane at Worlds, and even talk about coach Gags' commute and the reverse LetsRun.com jinx.
LRC USA Men's Nationals In Review Wejo puts Galen Rupp's 10k performance in perspective, talks about the stellar men's 5,000m, and break down all the distance action. Plus Dathan Ritzenhein, German Fernandez, Evan Jager and even Xavier Carter, Adam Nelson, and Adam Goucher just to get your attention.
Qualifying Controversy: If athletes do not hit the "A" standard, they are at the mercy of John Chaplin as to whether they get into the meet. We at LetsRun.com think the solution is simple - "A" qualifiers (and whoever else it's decided should get automatic entry, like recent champions) automatically get in the meet, then set field sizes in every event (just like US Open Tennis or Golf) with penalties for athletes scratching from their first event. More:
*Open Letter To USATF From Mark Misch Mark coaches at University of Colorado - Colorado Springs and says athletes not knowing whether they'll be in the meet each year is the biggest problem and is hurting the sport.
Asafa Powell 9.78 World Leader
A Must-Watch (We're Not Sure How We Missed This) - Sammy Wanjiru's Mom Theatens Others With A Machete 2 Weeks Ago (More Here)
New adidas GP Photo Gallery
Train Smarter (More In The Training Forum)
- Lydiard vs magill vs malmo for summer cross country training
- Couple questions about summer training?
- Peter Snell Interview and his thoughts on Lydiard training
- Sprinter to Distance : My quest to run sub 2
Remembering Sammy Wanjiru (News On Events Surrounding His Death In Left-Hand Column)
LRC RIP Sammy Wanjiru: The World's Greatest Marathoner Has Died Yesterday in the article above, we paid tribute to Sammy's incredible career and now athletes, journalists, and industry insiders are all paying their respects to the incredible marathoner Sammy Wanjiru.
Train Smarter (More In Our Training Forum)
- Questions about Summer of Malmo
- SHORT REST INTERVAL TRAINING WITH DANNY HENDERSON 1983-1984
- Summary of Renato Canova principles
- Staying motivated when you want to stop
- 2 long runs + 2 workouts a week
- Workout Heroes vs. Workout Zeros
Boston *Recap Analysis: *JK On The Wind *Wejo On Desiree *Rojo *London And Boston *Video Highlights
Desiree Davila Pure Guts
Women's World XC In Photos
Men's World XC In Photos
Train Smarter (More In The Training Forum)
- Wow, Lydiard training seems ridiculously hard
- best marathon improvement after age 40?
- How does "strength" differ from "speed" and "endurance" as a runner?
- "A runner needs a LT run every 2 to 5 days in order to not lose any aerobic ability."
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