Sunday Road Action *Carlsbad Top 10 Results
Carlsbad: LRC Gebremeskel 3-Peats And Gelete Burka Wins - Manzano Struggles Big-Time When you put one of the top track runners on the road, normally he wins and Gebremeskel did just that. Leo Manzano's much hyped 5k debut was a total disaster but the race also served as the return of 2011 Mo Farah slayer Ibrahim Jeilen.
Will Leer and Brenda Martinez were the top Americans.
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler: Allen Kiprono Celebrates Too Early - Daniel Salel (46:06) And Caroline Rotich (52:46) Win Tight Races
*Janet Bawcom Sets US Record In Women-Only Race (53:28) To Capture USA Women's 10-Mile Championship 3-time US Olympian Jen Rhines returned to competition and was fifth in 54:54.
Shamrock Shuffle 8k: Asics Aggies Runner Phillip Reid Wins Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8k In 23:08, Beating Out Hansons-Brooks Runner Jacob Riley (23:10) Lisa Uhl won the women's race in 25:54 over Hansons-Brooks runners Melissa White and Dot McMahan. This race also served as the USATF National Club Team 8k Championships, which was won by Hansons-Brooks on both the men's and women's side.
Paris Marathon: Kenyan Peter Some Is Surprise Winner, Setting A 3-Minute-Plus PR In 2:05:38 Over Tadese Tola (2:06:33) And Eric Ndiema (2:06:34) (updated) 2:04 man Abraham Girma was way back in 8th (2:08:19) as US's Jeffrey Eggleston was 17th in 2:14:57. Ethiopian Boru Feyse Tadese won the woman's race in a new CR of 2:21:06. *Deeper Results
*OTB: Paris Marathon Live Thread
More Weekend Action
Berlin Half: Kenya's Jacob Kendagor Wins Berlin Half Marathon In 59:36 With Silas Kipruto 2nd (1:00:12) And Victor Kipchirchir 3rd (1:00:27) Helah Kiprop won the women's race in 1:07:53 over Philes Ongori (1:08:01).
*JapanRunning News Looks At Japan Distance Runners' Weekend Road Performances Mai Ito was 3rd at the Berlin Half in 1:10:00 as a tune-up for the London Marathon in 2 weeks.
*24-Year-Old Man Died During Berlin Half The amateur runner collapsed shortly before the finish line and died later in the hospital.
Go! St. Louis Half: Aaron Braun (1:03:13) And World XC Team Member Mattie Suver (1:12:22) Win Titles At Go! St. Louis Half Marathon Jordan Chipangama was 2nd in the men's race with 1:03:22 while Suver beat out Tera Moody by 12 seconds. *Full Half Results
*Geoffrey Kiprotich Won The Marathon In 2:20:00
Cooper River Bridge Run 10K: Kenya's Simon Ndirangu Wins In 28:05 With Julius Kogo (28:49) And Bobby Mack (28:50) A Distant 2nd And 3rd In the women's race, World XC 2nd placer Hiwott Ayalew won in 32:18, beating Ogla Kimaiyo by 2 seconds.
More From Prague Half (See Full Coverage Below): Good Read: After A Long Time Away, Kenya's 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Isabella Ochichi Returns To Competition At The Prague Half Marathon With A 69:21 For 3rd "In 2011, I can remember thinking that I needed to go back to competitive running even though the doctors said no. I felt my body smiling and I knew I had to try. I love running."
Other: 91-Year-Old Sets World Half Marathon Record At 3 Hours, 3 Minutes And 56 Seconds Apparently there was no previous record.
More IAAF News
- Notes From Day 2 Of IAAF Council Meeting In Moscow
- IAAF Council Look At Success Of Their "Flagship Project" Called Kids' Athletics, Which Is A Grassroots Development Program 123 Member Federations have implemented IAAF / Nestlé Kids' Athletics.
- Mobile Of Version Of IAAF Website Now Available
After Pulling Out Of Boston, Meb Keflezighi May Extend His Career And Not Retire At The End Of 2013 As He Had Planned "I think I will go on in 2014. After that, I don't know. Maybe two more years to the Olympics?"
Saturday Action *Prague Top 10
Hervis Prague Half: Zersenay Tadese Settles For Sprint Victory - Gladys Cherono Steals Show
And Becomes 12th-Fastest Woman In History At 66:48 A
€100,000 WR bonus was no match for Mother Nature as cold and wintry conditions kept the pace slow from the start and Tadese was feeling ill.
*LRC Flash Recap: World Record Attempt Never Materializes *IAAF Recap *Race Press Release
*Pre-Race: After Excelling In "End Of Road" Fartlek Workout, Philemon Limo Feels As If He's Ready This article talks about the "End of the Road" fartlek, which LetsRun witnessed in 2011 where 400+ Kenyans are narrowed down to a handful.
- Scottish Columnist Says IAAF Should Send A Message To Russian Cheats By Presenting Medals Generated From Drug DQs During The Moscow World Champs We don't know; the IAAF might have to set a whole extra day aside at Worlds to accommodate for that many medals.
- IAAF Confident They'll Find New Diamond League Sponsor After Samsung Didn't Renew Their Contract
- IAAF: President Liame Diack Meets With Moscow Mayor On World Champ Preparations
- IAAF Council Meeting Notes
Assorted International Stuff
- Chirs Jones, The Coach Of European XC Champ Fionnuala Britton, Will Likely Be Athletics Ireland's New National Endurance Coach
- Michael Johnson Signs Deal With English Football Association National Center To Provide Training Services
- Former Olympic 400m Hurdles Champ Melaine Walker Is Leaving MVP For Racers Track Club As Part Of Her Switch To The 100 Hurdles Asafa Powell is part of MVP while Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are coached by Glen Mills at Racers TC.
- France's 2-Time European Silver Medalist Garfield Darien Wants To Break 8-Year-Old French 110 Hurdles Record Of 12.97 He would be only the 3rd European to break the 13 second barrier.
Saturday Track Action In Melbourne *Melbourne Results
Melbourne: Mid-D & Distance Results: World XC Japhet Korir Crushes Everyone In 5,000 And Gets Easy Victory
*Overall Meet Recap: *Rutherford (8.10) Wins Battle Of Long Jump Gold And Silver Medalists
*IAAF: Ryan Gregson's Early Demise In 5,000 A Surprise
*The Australian: Spearmon Wins 200 - Says He May Move Uo To 400 This Year At MJ's Request "I've been told for so long that I should run the 400 that I guess I just want to see if there's anything behind that. Michael Johnson says I can run the 400, my Dad, my family, so I might as well try it," said Spearmon, who won the 200 (20.79 into a 1.3 wind) but couldn't come back and win the 100, as he was 4th in 10.29.
*US's Calvin Smith Jr. Wins 400 In Melbourne Meet, Following In The Footsteps Of His Father Calivn Smith Sr., Who Won The 1985 Australia Games 100 In Melbourne Smith Sr. also once held the 100 WR and was a 2-time 200m world champ.
Friday: Eunice Sum Beats 2008 Olympic Champ Nancy Langat In 1,500 In Kenya Langat is the poster child of competing versus times as she's never broken 4:00.
No Hall, No Meb, No Mosop - Who's Left?
Is Another HS Sub-4:00 On The Horizon?
LRC Andres Arroyo: Florida
Prep Runs 1:47.79 For 800 Meters - Becomes US
#7 #6 All-Time The question now is can Arroyo, who ran a solo 4:04 a few weeks ago and now sits right behind Alan Webb on the US HS 800 list, break 4? Amazingly, he was 7th to last at World XC a few weeks ago as well.
*Coach: "My favorite part of the entire night was telling his dad on the phone ... I could feel his smile and electricity through the phone. He was so proud of his son. He said he wanted to yell he was so happy, but had to hold it in because he was at work."
*MB: 1:47.79 at Florida Relays after 4:04 1600 two weeks ago!!!
*Post-Race Video Interview
LRC USC's Bryshon Nellum Runs World-Leading 45.54 At 2013 Florida Relays
Ryan Gregson Runs 3:48 To Beat Miles Batty (3:49) And Collis Birmingham (3:50) At Queen St. Golden Downhill Mile Susan Kuijken won the women's race in 4:17.18 over Zoe Buckman (4:17.67) and Lucy van Dalen (4:19.91). *MB: Miles Batty 3:49.20 mile!!
What Else Is New?
- 2004 Olympic Hammer Champion Olga Kuzenkova & 2004 Shot Put Bronze Medalist Svetlana Krivelyova Get Doping Bans After Re-Tests Where are these two ladies from? You guessed it, Russia. Kuzenkova will lose her 2005 World Championships title.
- Sorry, Make That Three: Russian Olympic 400 Hurdler Yelena Churakova Also Gets Doping Ban She made the semifinals in London.
2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic *Top 500 Results
Road Race Debut, 12:48 Man Isaiah Koech Wins In 27:32 - Sets Unofficial 8k WR In Process At 21:54 Somehow Koech was just 11th at the Kenyan XC Trials.
*For2nd Week In A Row, Ethiopia's Hiwot Ayalew Blows Early Lead And Finishes 2nd - Last Week At World XC - This Week At Crescent City The race was won by Kenya's Alice Kimutai in 31:50 to Ayalew's 32:05.
*Kevin Castille Just Misses American Masters Record In 10k - Runs 29:39 At 2013 Crescent City Classic
World XC: Medhin Is LetsRun's Athlete Of The Week
- Meet Eritrea's Teklemariam Medhin - LetsRun.com's Athlete Of The Week Teklemariam defied all odds to get bronze at World XC as only a month ago he had malaria and then had to sleep on the floor of an airport for two days just before the race. If a US runner did this we'd rightly never hear the end of it, yet Teklemariam has received almost no publicity for the amazing feat.
- Q&A With Neely Spence On World XC, Where She Was The First Non-African Finisher In 13th Place "My coaches told me going in that they were going to yell the number of seconds I was off 15th place. That was my race. Of course after I was running in 10th-14th they had to come up with other things to say."
That Pre Thing
Recommended Read: "That Pre Thing": Steve Prefontaine Was Far From The Fastest Or Most Decorated American Distance Runner Ever, So Why More Than 30 Years After His Death Does He Still Matter? This is another great article by Michael Heald, the author of "It Should Be Mathematical," the three-part article on Ian Dobson and Julia Lucas at the Trials, which was the LetsRun QOD in the summer. Heald goes to Coos Bay, Oregon for the Prefontaine Memorial Run, connecting with family and friends of Pre and also conducts interviews with Pat Tyson and Nick Symmonds.
40th World XC *2013 World XC Results *LRC Video Interviews *LRC Course Photos *Mini-LRC Arrival Day Photo Gallery *LRC Course Video Tour *LRC 1 Min. Aerial Video Of Course *Race Video Highlights: Senior Men *Senior Women
LRC US Men Stun Kenya And Win Team Silver!!!!! Ronald Reagan was president and none of the US men were alive when the US men last beat Kenya or won silver at the World XC Champs, but thanks to two powerful performances up top and two perfectly executed performances at #3 & #4, the Americans were able to stun Kenya. Ben True led the Americans with a sixth place finish and Chris Derrick was 10th, but Bobby Mack's and Ryan Vail's steady moves through the field sealed the deal for U-S-A.
LRC LetsRun.com Gives You A Tour Of The Bad-*** Course
The official course tour isn't until Saturday but we didn't travel all the way to Poland just to stay in our hotel room. (Assuming no one gets hurt), we loved the course and think Sunday is going to be full of drama, and think cross-country should replace the 10,000 at the Olympics. One thing is certain - this course wouldn't be certified by uptight NCAA coaches. A turn within the first 100 meters, jumps, a big-*** hill, several near 180 degree turns. Learn all about
*LRC Course Photos
*LRC Update: Video Tour Of 2013 World XC Course
*LRC Will Cold Weather Really Help People From Cold Climates?
*LRC What's The Craziest Weather You've Ever Raced In? LRC's Wejo and Rojo have both touched down in Bydgoszcz, Poland to cover this Sunday's World XC Championships and the weather is going to be the story. There is a ton of a snow in Poland and the forecast is for negative to 0 degress Celsius on Sunday. We've got a mini-LRC Poland photo gallery and hope to have much more from Poland on Friday after touring the course and talking to the US teams. In the meantime, we're wondering what's the craziest weather you've raced in?
NYC Half *Results/Splits *Photo Gallery
*Race Recap *Video Highlights
LRC LetsRun.com Analyzes The 2013 NYC Half/ With Post-Race Athlete Reaction What's the takeaway from Wilson Kipsang's 61:02 win, Ritz's 61:10 3rd place showing, and Bernard Lagat's half marathon debut? What about Caroline Rotich's win on the women's side and former CT state champ and Columbia runner Lisa Stublic, who was a surprising third (and now runs for Croatia) ahead of top American Stephanie Rothstein Bruce, who had a big PR?
LRC Wilson Kipsang And Caroline Rotich Win NYC Half (results and splits only) After a slow start at the NYC Half, Dathan Ritzenhein heated things up and then Wilson Kipsang took over, running to victory in 1:01:02 over Italy's Daniel Meucci and Ritz. Bernard Lagat ran 1:02:33 in his debut as he beat his training partner Abdi2. On the women's side Caroline Rotich led at 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k, and the finish but it was far from easy. Early leader Kim Smith dropped out with a muscle strain and Rotich was caught by Diane Nukuri-Johnson and Lisa Stublic but held on for victory.
*OTB: LAGAT 1:02:33 for 12th at NYC half!!! Ritz 1:01:10 for 3rd *Jason Hartmann
2013 NCAA Indoor Championships *NCAA Results *Saturday Photo Gallery *Friday Photo Gallery *Men's DMR Photo Gallery *Women's DMR Photo Gallery *LRC Banquet Photos *Friday Photos *LRC Friday Interviews *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews
The Coronation: Abbey D'Agostino Completes The Double
The NCAA has a new queen and American distance running may have its leading face for the next decade as D'Agostino became the first American 5,000 and 3,000 NCAA indoor champion ever, let alone at the same NCAA meet. Jordan Hasay finished second in what she called "probably the best race of my life." as she gave Oregon the points that gave them their 4th-straight team title. Emma Coburn won the mile and Natoya Goule the 800.
*Flash recaps - more later. In the meantime, check out:
*LRC Post-Race Video Interviews With Most Of Saturday's Major Players
LRC 5ks: Abbey D'Agostino And Kennedy Kithuka Dominate In Different Ways The women's 5,000 came down to the final mile between stars Abbey D'Agostino, Betsy Saina and Jordan Hasay - and it was no contest. D'Agostino was clearly best. On the men's side, Kennedy Kithuka put in an early surge and that was all it took despite a game effort by Diego Estrada to keep it honest throughout.
2013 NCAAs *NCAA Results *Saturday Photo Gallery *Friday Photo Gallery *Men's DMR Photo Gallery *Women's DMR Photo Gallery *LRC Banquet Photos *Friday Photos *LRC Friday Interviews *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews
LRC M Mile/3k:
What A Double - The Great Lawi Lalang Is Back Lalang, who up until this time last year was viewed as unbeatable at the NCAA level, got his mojo back with some major style points thrown in as he had one of the greatest nights in NCAA history, as he won both the mile (3:54) and 3,000 (7:45) in meet records. The Arkansas Razororbacks won NCAA title #41.
LRC 800s/W Mile: Elijah Greer Outduels Cas Loxsom; Emma Coburn Adds The Mile Title To Her Résumé And Natoya Goule Wins NCAA Title #1 The men's 800 ended up being the mano vs. mano battle between the two American seniors that everyone wanted to see - Greer and PSU's Casimir Loxsom with Greer coming out on top.
AP Recap: Arkansas Gets Its 20th Indoor Title And 1st Under Coach Chris Bucknam It's NCAA title #41 for the program as legend John McDonnell won 40.
*LRC Coach Chris Bucknam And John McDonnell Talk About Bucknam's NCAA Title #1
*Oregonian: Oregon Wins Its 4th Straight Women's Indoor Title
- Oklahoma's Tia Brooks Sets Collegiate Shot Put Record
- Olympic Bronze Medallist Derek Drouin PRs And Wins Sensational Men's HJ Competition He went 7'8.5" to win an event where 7 guys went 7'5" or higher and three 7'6" or higher. *LRC Interview With Drouin Where He Explains Why He Came Back To Indiana
- Geogia Freshman Shaune Miller Wins Great Women's 400 In 50.88
- Coburn Is 1st Mile Champ Ever From Colorado, Male Or Female
- Greer On 800: "I feel so tired it's ridiculous."
- IAAF NCAA Recap: Lalang's 2 Meet Records, Tia Brooks' NCAA SP Record, And Arkansas' 4 X 400 NCAA Record (3:03.50) Highlight
Weekend Track Results *Weekend College Track Schedule/Results *2013 Arcadia Invitational Results
- LRC 2013 Arcadia Invitational - 18 Boys Go Sub-9 Colorado signee Ben Saarel of Utah used a 55-second last lap and 4:14 last 1,600 to win in 8:45.74.
*2013 Arcadia Invitational Results
*MB: Ben Saarel Arcadia Champ - 8:45 With 55 Last Lap, 4:14 Second Mile
*MB: Sarah Baxter Wins In 10:08
*MileSplit Weekend HS Coverage
- Oregon Pepsi Team Invy: Oregon Men Upset No. 1 Texas A&M As Texas A&M Women Put A Damper On UO Women's Triple Crown Hopes Jordan Hasay won the 1,500 with a kick, proving the LetsRun.com training principle that strength = speed. After the race, she said, "I'm a sprinter. I feel like a sprinter. I think the strength is only helping my speed." Mac Fleet won the 800 in 1:48.70 in his first race at Hayward since 2010.
- *Many School/Meet Records Go Down At Pepsi Invitational, Including Texas A&M's Henry Lelei's 8:32.94 Steeplechase Washington's Joey Bywater beat Elijah Greer in the 1,500 with 3:52.78 to Greer's 3:53.08.
- Oregon Women Still Hoping For The Triple Crown After Losing To Texas A&M At Pepsi Invitational At Nationals, overall depth across all events won't be much of a factor
since it will be all the best in the nation instead of just 4 teams. *Register-Guard Recap
*Full Results *Oregon Recap *Meet Photos
- Florida Relays: *Results *Octavious Freeman Runs World-Leading 100m In 11.02 (Includes Video) She then came back to win the 200 in 22.85 over three-time World and Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings.
- David Oliver Wins In His First Race In 7 Months
- IAAF Give Their US Track Weekend Highlights: Reese Hoffa Breaks His Own World Lead In The Shot With 21.33m At Florida Relays Elsewhere, Bryshon Nellum won the 400m in 45.54, Jason Richardson started his outdoor season with 13.47 in the 110H, Ashton Eaton set a PR in the 400 400m (45.64), then threw 15.02m in the Shot, 45.27m in the discus and ran 13.64 in the 110H. Canadian Christabel Nettey jumped a world lead of 6.75m in the LJ.
- Jeremy Wariner 43.8 (???) 4 X 4 Leg At Florida Relays According to this thread, Tyson Gay led off in 45.3.
- Olympic 400 Bronze Winner Dee Dee Trotter Moving To LJ She foulded all her jumps here.
- Florida Women's 4x4 Break School Record At Florida Relays With 3:27.43
- Other NCAA: LSU Women Beat UCLA And TCU In 3-Way Meet NCAA Indoor champ Natoya Goule broke LSU’s 9-year-old school record and set a world-lead in the 800 with 2:01.18. Kimberlyn Duncan won the 200 in 23.26. UCLA won both duels on the men's side. *Full Results
- Villanova Steepler Brian Basili Breaks Arm And Still Finishes, Winning His Section In 9:20 *MB Thread
- Kennedy Kithuka Wins Texas Tech Open 1,500 In 3:45.82 (Results) *Texas Tech Recap
- ASU Sun Angel Classic Results: Boaz Lalang Wins 1,500 In 3:41.73; ASU's Shelby Houlihan Wins Women's 1,500 In 4:13.64 As Angela Bizzarri Is 3rd (4:20.29)
- Many US Collegians Populate Track & Field News USATF Form Chart 73 total.
- International: University Of Technology Win Women's Jamaican Intercollegiate Track And Field Champs At the time of this article, the men's competition wasn't yet completed, but the University of the West Indies was leading.
- Japan's Outdoor Season Got Going Yesterday With Kanaguri Memorial Meet: Japan-Based Africans Win All Major Races Patrick Mutunga won the 5,000 in 13:26.48.
- Always A Class Act: Jamaican Paper Q&A With Tyson Gay, Whom They Refer To As Their "Most Liked Non-Jamaican Track And Field Athlete" Asked if he thought the Jamaica vs. USA sprint rivalry is good for track, he said, "Yes and no. Rivalries are always good no matter the sport. ... but the sport is more than just USA vs. Jamaica. I like the focus on sprinting but there are other events too. Those distance people and field eventers need to get some love from the media too."
- Random But Interesting: Would Usain Bolt Run More Slowly With The Name Usain Plod? Some psychiatrists say that our names actually are a powerful force in shaping our lives.
Random But Interesting
- Salazar On Levins - "He's a fantastic talent but mileage is unsustainable." *Discuss
- Hill Repeats Result In 2% Improvement Regardless Of Type Of Hill Workout
- Paris Marathon Organizers Will Lay Energy-Harvesting Tiles Across The Course On Sunday So 40,000 Runners Will Create Energy If we are reading this right, they're hoping to get enough to power a single lightbulb for 5 days - and it costs how much?
- Interview With Doug Logan, Former CEO Of USATF, Who Thinks New USATF Peeps Should Publicly State Their Goals
Oscar P News
- Oscar Pistorius Is Photographed Training By High School Students - Agent Denies He's Training
- So Does Family - Family Issues Statement Saying Oscar P's Not Training
- Oscar Pistorius To Get The All-Clear To Run At The IPC World Athletics Championships In France In July
- More On Oscar P's Training
- April 13th: LaShawn Merritt Racing 200 At Chris Brown Invitational In The Bahamas Others in the meet include Kirani James, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Justin Gatlin, Wallace Spearmon and Doc Patton.
- Drake Relays: Deep
Fields And "London Rematches" Set For This Year's Drake Relays On April
25-28: Morgan Uceny, Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury And Mary Cain In 1,500 Jeremy Wariner and Olympic silver medalist Luguelin Santos in the 400; Aries Merritt, silver medalist Jason Richardson and bronze medalist Hansle Parchment in the 110H.
*Lolo Jones Commits To Running The 100 Hurdles At This Year's Drake Relays She, Kellie Wells and Dawn Harper will compete for a $50,000 purse.
- Kim Smith And Allan Kiprono To Defend B.A.A. Distance Medley Titles And Fight For Overall $100,000 Prize, Which Begins With B.A.A. 5K On April 14 In next weekend's 5k, Kiprono will go up against Dejen Gebremeskel, Alistair Cragg, Stephen Sambu, Donn Cabral and Aaron Braun. Smith will face defending champ Werknesh Kidane, 2011 winner Lineth Chepkurui and Delilah DiCrescenzo.
- Good Q&A With The Last American Man To Win The Boston Marathon, Greg Meyer, Who Is Running This Year With His Children "I know this sounds corny, but when I turned the final corner and headed toward the finish line, I remember thinking, 'Greg, your life just got different.' And it did."
- Extensive Gary Cohen Interview With Abbey D'Agostino, Who's Hoping To Get The 15:18 5,000 Worlds "A" Standard At Mt. SAC In 2 Weeks
- Good RW Interview With 2:11 Man Fernando Cabada, Who Talks About The Ups And Downs Of His Running Career And His Thoughts Ahead Of The Boston Marathon "Who says I can't run 2:09:30 or so at Boston, and who says I can't be top five? I'm just one performance away, and I'm ready to do it. I'm not dead."
- 9 Years After Winning The April 14th Vienna City Marathon, Italy's 2:26 Woman Rosaria Console Is Back To Try And Win Again The 33-year-old faces 3 others with sub-2:27 PRs, including Kebebush Haile (2:24:09), Meskerem Assefa (2:25:17) and Emily Samoei (2:26:52). Haile Gebrselassie will try to win his 3rd straight title in the half marathon, while defending champ Henry Sugut leads the men's marathon field.
- Geoffrey Mutai Thinks He Has A Shot At Leonard Komen's 26:44 Road 10k WR At The May 26th Ottawa 10k He says he'll use a pacemaker from his own training group.
- Good Paid Promotional Video With Desiree Davila, Who After A Good 3 X 2 Mile Workout, Says She Feels Like She's "Training" Again, Not "Just Goofing Around" Steve (1.1) really liked this video. It is a good watch. The only problem we have with it is it's a promotional video paid for by Brooks and not disclosed as such. More on that and FTC guidelines here.
- Yuki Kawauchi Leads Field For April 21st Nagano Marathon In What Will Be His 4th Marathon Of 2013 He'll have some international competition, including Kenyan 2:09 man Silas Sang.
- April 14th: Ethiopia's Rotterdam Marathon Champion Yemane Tsegay Adhane (2:04:48) Leads Field For Daegu Marathon The field includes 6 sub-2:08 runners, including CR holder David Kiyeng. The women's field is led by 2:24 runners Margaret Akai, Agnes Barsosio and Aheza Kiros.
- Running USA Half Marathon Report: The Half Is Most Popular Distance In US, Experiencing A 14.9% Increase In Particpation Last Year
Great Column From Britain: Nothing Can Erase What Paula Radcliffe Has Achieved But Her Race Is Run
Long Profile On Undefeated US HS Miler Henry Wynne (2:25/4:08), Who Will Run At UVA Next Year Wynne hasn't lost a race, including XC, since last Spring (he won New England XC but didn't do NXN or Foot Locker).
- Usain Bolt's In Shape: Runs 14.42 For 150 Meters On Beach In Brazil - Just Off The 14.35 WR He Ran In May
Of 2009 In 2009, Bolt went on to run 9.58 and 19.19. *Race Video Of Bolt *Pics Of Bolt
*IAAF On Bolt IAAF says wind reading was unknown - it was 1.4.
- Asafa Powell Pulls Out Of Semis Of Stawell Gift
*Withdrawal Results In 14-Day Suspension, Which Means Powell Is Out Of Next Weekend's Melbourne Track Classic
- Good Q&A With Olympic 200m Bronze Medallist Warren Weir
- Texas Relays: MB: 35-Year-Old Doc Patton Runs 9.75 With 4.3 Wind *Race Video
*IAAF Recap Of Texas Relays: "At 35, Patton appears to have found the form of his life."
- Texas Relays: MB: HSer Cameron Burrell - Son Of Leroy - Runs 10.07w At Texas Relays
- AP Recap Of Texas Relays Pumps Up Ameer Webb (10.14) And Kimberly Duncan (11.03w), Doesn't Mention Darvis Patton's 9.75w
- Saturday's Stawell Gift: Asafa Powell Has Hamstring Tightness, Nearly Pulls Out But Races And Finishes Third In Heat At Stawell Gift Powell still ran 12.24 seconds for 120 meters - not bad. *Associated Press
- Powell Qualifies For Monday's Semis But Likely Won't Race "From the 30m the leg started to get real tight. I came out of the drive phase to start running but I wasn't running 100 per cent. I was being very cautious.
- Zhang Peimeng Runs Chinese Indoor 200m Record Of 20.75 After Running 6.58 In 60m
- Jamaica Takes Early Lead At CARIFTA Games
Weekend NCAA Action: Stanford And Texas Relays *All College Coverage/Results *Stanford Entry Lists/Schedule/Results *Texas Relays Live Results/Heat Sheets
- Toni Reavis Writes About Flanagan/Goucher And History Of Racing Just Prior To Boston Marathon
- Stanford: LRC Shalane Flanagan Wins 10,000 In 31:04; Kara Goucher Just Misses "A" Standard With 31:46updated The training
for Boston seem to be going nicely. Jordan Hasay was 3rd in 32:46 over Megan Goethals in 4th (32:52). *Top Results *Video Interviews With Flanagan, Goucher, Hasay
*OTB: Someone keep us posted on women's 10K!!! *Kara, Shalane, Hasay, Pappas eating pizza *Flanagan and Goucher Running 10000 at Stanford Invite
- W5k: Alisha Williams Wins Women's 5,000 In 15:09 Over Betsy Saina (15:12) And Chelsea Reilly (15:13) Lisa Uhl was 5th in 15:29; Sara Hall back in 7th (15:43).
- M5k: Arkansas' Kemoy Campbell Wins 5k In 13:32 Over Andrew Poore In 13:33 Andrew Bayer was 3rd (13:34.82), Anthony Rotich 4th (13:34.84) and Craig Miller 5th (13:35).
- M10k: John Gilbertson Wins Men's 10k In 28:30 (results) Oregon's Parker Stinson 2nd (28:34); Diego Estrada in 5th (28:52).
- M1,500: Riley Masters Wins In 3:40.77 As NCAA Indoor 800 Champ Elijah Greer Finished 4th (3:43.56) (results)
WSteeple: Alexi Pappas Wins In 9:46.73
Over Cornell's Rachel Sorna (9:52.58) (results)
- Texas Relays: Duke's Curtis Beach Wins Texas Relays Decathlon With 8,011 points Texas took the men's 4 x 8 in 7:29.51; Louisiana State women won in 8:41.25.
- *Elite Entry Lists: *Men Trey Hardee is in the 110H. *Women
*Meet Website *Schedule *Live Results/Heat Sheets
- MileSplit Weekend HS Coverage: Southlake Carroll Boys Run Leading 10:03.59 DMR; St. Thomas Aquinas Girls Run 3:43.70 4 X 400 Wesley Frazier runs 9:57 3,200 at Raleigh Relays.
Very Interesting: Anthony Famiglietti Blogs About The Use Of Thyroid Medication In Elite Distance Running "Here's the point. There are things out there some runner's are using to help maintain high performance that they may not actually need to live a normal everyday life. ... I do see some of them using whatever immediate options available to get the best results possible with long term well being becoming something of an afterthought."
The 40th World XC Championships *2013 World XC Results *LRC Video Interviews *LRC Course Photos *LRC Course Video Tour *LRC Post-Race Interviews *Race Video Highlights: Senior Men *Senior Women
LRC Women's Race: Emily Chebet Is Back And The US Gets Fourth We break down the women's action for you and give some love to Chebet, Neely Spence Gracey, Emily Infeld, Mattie Suver and the ageless Deena Kastor.
*Kenya: Junior Champ Faith Kipyegon Says She'll Be Stepping Down To Focus On The 1,500 Again For Track Last year she won World Junior Champs and went to the London Games, but didn't make it past the heats.
*Capital FM Looks At Kenyan Women's Team Finish
*GB: GB's Emilia Gorecka Leads Junior Women To A 3rd Place Team Finish This was the first time a GB junior team has made the podium and the the first medal for any GB team since 2004.
LRC Flash World XC Photo Gallery
LA Marathon *Full Results
- Kenya's Erick Mose Wins LA Marathon In 2:09:44 As Belarus' Aleksandra Duliba Takes The Women's Race In Her Debut Setting A NR With 2:26:08 Deena Kastor was the top American woman in 3rd in 2:32:39, saying she had an upset stomach and a little tightness: "I gave a 100 percent effort on an 80 percent day." *MB: 2:32:39 for Deena
- 2:11 Man Nick Arciniaga Disappointed By His 2:17 7th Place Finish At The LA Marathon He was hoping to be under 2:10, but said, "I don't know why, my legs just weren't there. Some days, it just feels weird and you don't have it."
- LA Times Race Play-By-Play: Aleksandra Duliba Wins LA Marathon $50,000 Gender Bonus Finishing 2:09 Ahead Of The Top Men's Finisher Erick Mose
- The LA Times: "Does Los Angeles have a shot at hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics?" They have the fan base, sporting venues and favorable climate, but still face some obstacles such as cost, familiarity (they've already hosted twice) and any ill feelings left over from the USOC-IOC revenue sharing disagreement.
More Results On The Roads: Kawauchi PRs Again
- Seoul Marathon: Kenya's Franklin Chepkwony Wins In 2:06:59 Over Ethiopia's Leche Shumi Dechase (2:07:12) & Seboka Dibaba Tola (2:07:27) Kenyan Filomena Chepchirchir won the women's race in 2:25:43. Chepkwony won $80,000 for winning the race sub-2:10.
*Yuki Kawauchi Gets 4th At Seoul Marathon With A 1-Second PR Of 2:08:14 He set a new WR for the shortest time ever between sub-2:10 performances, 42 days. What's even crazier is he was disappointed, saying, "I was aiming for 2:07 in this race. It was an incredible waste."
Lolo Jones' Passion For Bobsled: Lolo Jones: "If I won a freakin' medal - if I won any medal - I would not be a bobsledder. Absolutely not. Are you kidding me? No. No!" "I'm so desperate. Desperate. It absolutely doesn't matter (whether she wins in the Winter or Summer Games.)"
Learn From The Pros
LRC Ten Training Tips From Bernard Lagat, Dathan Ritzenhein And Abdi Abdirahman The American men took center stage at the NYC Half on Thursday. You can watch video interviews with the top American men (Lagat here, Ritz here and Abdi here) and we will have more on their race preparations on Friday, but in the meantime we compiled ten training tips from Bernard, Dathan, and Abdi that you can use in your own training.
NY Times: "After The Mile: The Tim Danielson Story"
- Recommended Read: NY Times Piece On The Life And Tragedy Of Tim Danielson, The Second US Prep To Go Sub-4 In The Mile Danielson is currently in jail facing charges from last year for the murder of his ex-wife.
*MB: Tim Danielson-New York Times extensive article *Tragic News: Tim Danielson (Sub-4 Runner in HS) Allegedly Kills Wife/Survives Suicide Attempt
Shameful: Disgraced Hungarian Discus Thrower Robert Fazekas Sues Canadian Supplement Company, Blaming Them For Positive Test That Kicked Him Out Of London 2012 Previously, Fazeka was stripped of his 2004 gold medal for not giving enough of a urine sample, claiming he was "deeply religious" and "had difficulty urinating in front of other people." His coach Adrian Annus, who is also part of the lawsuit, was also stripped of the gold medal he previously won when his urine samples showed evidence of belonging to different people. What a team.
JK Is A Genius II
We Couldn't Make This Up If We Tried
LRC Organizers Re-Measure 2013 World Cross-Country Course And It Matches Up Almost Exactly With John Kellogg's Estimation
MB: It's Official: John Kellogg is a genius II - IAAF re-measure World XC course and it matches up w JK's prediction
- BAA Mile April 14th: NickWillis Will Face Donn Cabral, Craig Miller, 3:52 Brit Ross Murray, Peter van der Westhuizen And Ben Bruce For the women, 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships 1,500-meter gold medalist Kalkidan Gezahegne leads field that includes Geena Gall, Brenda Martinez, Gabriele Anderson, Chelsea Reilly and Violah Lagat (sister of Bernard Lagat).
- Dublin 10k April 14: Kenenisa Bekele Will Defend His Title Against 2011 World 10k Champ Ibrahim Jeilan And Aussi Collis Birmingham Ukraine's 9-time European XC champ Sergiy Lebid is also in the field.
- Veronica Campbell-Brown Will Run 200 At adidas GP In NYC On May 25th
Nice Read: Former Boston, London, Chicago Winner Toshihiko Seko Desperately Wants Yuki Kawauchi On His Team
"These days I respect him more than anybody else. He's not afraid to tell it like it is, either. He has destroyed our sense of what is common sense, but we're all watching him and studying what he does."
*Domestic Japanese Track Season Starts Saturday
IAAF Bashes Russia and Putin For Not Advertising To Promote 2013 WChamps For some reason, the Russians are spending a lot to promote the World University Games in Kazan.
Cam Levins To Be Coached By Alberto Salazar The former NCAA star will have Mo Farah and Galen Rupp as training partners. *Message Board Thread That Said This Was Going To Happen
Week That Was
LRC Flanagan Shows Her Cards, Alisha Williams Continues Her Climb To The Top, Kara Goucher And FGCU, And More Shalane Flanagan showed she's ready for the Boston marathon while Kara Goucher keeps improving. We ponder who has improved the most - Alisha Williams or Chelsea Reilly. Plus LRC educating journalists in Africa.
- FINA Flexes Its Muscles And Lance Pulls Out Of Masters South Central Zone Championships USA Today
- UK Columnist: Russia - The Cesspit Of International Drug-Taking Good luck getting a press pass now to 2013 Worlds.
Recommended Read: Former Two-Time US Marathon Champion (2:09:38 PR) Ken Martin Using Himself As A Guinea Pig To Figure Out Link Between Exercise & Cancer He actually cycles on a stationary bike while getting chemotherapy infusions.
Did you not visit on the first? LetsRun.com's 2013 April Fool Page Is Here
MB: *April fools page too obvious *What was your favorite April Fools 2013 headline
*Capital FM April Fools Joke On WMM Cutting Prize Money For Kenyans Fooled Many Causing Outrage On Social Media
Our Weekly Recap
LRC The Week That Was: Elites Do Read LRC, Don't Forget Adam Goucher, Marc Davis And Todd Williams, Who Is More Talented? Ben True Or Galen Rupp? We've recovered from our jet lag and take a look back at the 2013 World XC Champs for our weekly recap. This week we ask if Ben True is more talented than Galen Rupp, provide proof that elites do visit LetsRun.com, wonder if Hagos Gebrhiwet would have won the senior men's title, tell you how despite the US team's silver African domination is still very much alive. Plus Bernard Koech impresses at Lisbon, an Email of the Week from Kara Goucher, and gratuitous mentions of Brett Robinson, Marc Davis, Todd Williams and Adam Goucher. Plus video footage of the dancing at the post-race party and Canada does the Harlem Shake.
More Post-World XC News *LRC Flash Photo Gallery *LRC Men's Recap *LRC Women's Recap *2013 World XC Results *LRC Video Interviews *LRC Course Photos
- The 2013 World Cross-Country Course Had To Be Short LetsRun.com's ace stat man John Kellogg has done the math and we tell you - don't believe the times from Poland - there is no way the courses were the distances they were alleged to be.
- Article/Video: Kenya World XC Team Gets "5 Star Welcome Home" On another topic, AK chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said that the marathon team for Moscow would be named next week.
- Profile On World XC Champ Japhet Korir From 2 Years Ago Which Called Him A "Promising Talent"
2,000+ World Cross-Country Photos Now Up
Ben True: Beast
Chris Derrick On 10th Place And Silver
Watch Bronze Turn To Silver
NYC Photo Gallery
Abbey D'Agostino: Double NCAA Champion
WWLD (What Would Lance Do?) In Wake Of Embarrassing Number Of Doping Offenses, Russia Offers To Donate An Extra $390,000 A Year To WADA
Jenn Suhr World Record *Photos
Jenn Suhr Breaks World Record Suhr was perfect all day until she broke the world record at 5.02 meters. She then attempted 3 times at 5.07 (the highest vault indoors or out).
*Video Of World Record Vault
*Reuters: "Gritty Suhr Happy To Finally Reach New Heights"
Jerry's Boys Take On The Big Apple
LRC Lopez Lomong Sets New American Indoor 5,000 Record - Runs 13:07.00!!! We recap the historic night in NYC that saw Lomong get the AR, Chris Derrick get the "A" at 13:12.00 and the rest of Jerry's boys struggle a bit at the end as the pace was super hot. Includes exclusive post-race interviews that include Teg, Lomong, and Derrick, who talks about German Fernandez and Alan Webb.
*Photo Gallery *Race Video *Post-Race Interviews *Race Results Weekly
*Great News From Another Schumacher Stud: Chris Solinsky's 1st Track Race In Nearly Two Years Is Successful - Dominant 8:05 Win At UW