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2006 AT&T USATF Track and Field Nationals Recap and Results
Indianapolis, IN
June 22-25, 2006

Sunday:  LetsRun.com Recap Lagat Outlasts The Return of Jennings and Manzano's Magic, Khadevis Robinson Puts on an Exhibition, Hazel Clark Dives For the Finish, and Lincoln ThreePeats This year's nationals was a great track and field meet. Day 4 saw a $100,000 and a world leading run by Lashinda Demus in the 400m hurdles, world leaders by Torah Harris in the high jump, Walter Davis in the triple jump, Khadevis Robinson in the 800, Dominique Arnold in the hurdles, and Wallace Spearmon in the 200. But you want to read about Gabe Jennings return, Khadevis Robinson's domination, and the emergence of Nick Symmonds. Plus you learn how stupid all the guys who give out shoe contracts are.
*Final Day Recap from USATF

*Lagat Becomes First to Complete 1500-5k Double .indystar.com

*Final Day Recap from Indianapolis Star

Saturday:  LetsRun.com Recap Day 3 at USATFs: $100,000 Run for Sanya Richards, Clement Edges Jackson in Hurdles, First US Title for Galaviz, and Rock Shows (Two) White Men Can Sprint There were 3 world leaders, 2 distance finals (women's 1500 and steeple) , an athlete coming to tears, and Andrew Rock overcoming the fact he is white and a divison III athlete. Plus NFL star Willie Gault running 10.72 at 45.
*Bryan Clay No Heights in Vault and Pulls Out of Decathlon

*Marion Jones Pulls out of the 200m

*Allen Johnson Still Running Strong at 35

Friday: LetsRun.com Recap Incredible Distance Action with 5k and 10k Finals
The night where Marion Jones and Justin Gatlin got all the national media attention might have been the greatest one night in terms of quality distance action ever at nationals. Thanks to Thursday's storm there were 4 distance finals (men's and women's 10ks and 5ks). And each final came down to the final 200m. First up was Lauren Fleshman holding back a revitalized Kara Goucher, then it was Bernard Lagat doubling back to win an incredibly strong men's 5k, Jorge Torres and a possible changing of the guard in the mens' 10k, plus Amy Rudolph outsprinting Bolder Boulder champ Sarah Slattery. We detail all the final distance action:you hear high praise for Alberto Salazar, hear about Alan Webb's plan to run the 10k, learn about Jorge Torres marathon plans, and we even talk about the near fisticuffs after Heat 1 of the men's 1500. If that doesn't convince you to read the link above nothing will.
Justin Gatlin and Marion Jones Win 100ms to Highlight Friday at USATF Champs www.indystar.com
*Nelson Throws 72'3" to Edge Reese Hoffa in Shot
*Marion Jones Back on Tap at Nationals But She Wants More today.reuters.com

Thursday Action 
*Day 1 Recap: 10,000m Rained out, Kevin Hicks, Jonathon Johnson Out of 800

Not much happened at Day 1 of the USATF nationals as severe thunderstomes pushed back Thursday's featured event, the men's 10k final, featuring the veteran stars, Meb Kefezlighi and Abdi Abdirahman, taking on theupstarts, Anthony Famiblietti and Jorge Torres.
*Good News: Track TV Ratings Up
*Sara Slattery Talks About Running the 10k at Nationals, Her Bolder Boulder Win

Pre Meet:
AT&T US Nationals Start Today:

LetsRun.com! Preview:
Day 1 of USATF Nationals: Meb Versus Abdi Round 8

Jorge Torres A Late Entrant

Since 1999, Meb Keflezighi, Abdi Abdirahman, and Alan Culpepper have had a stranglehold on the 10k in the United States. Meb and Abdi are at it again on day 1 of the championships on Thursday. Who will come out on top? Or can newcomer Anthony Famiglietti start a new era in US 10,000m running? On the women's side it should be a threeway battle between Sara Slattery, Amy Rudolph, and Katie McGregor. We preview Day 1's action.

*USATF Day 1 Start Lists

Other Coverage:
*Preview of Nationals from Indianapolis Star

*World 100m Champ Lauryn Williams Undaunted by Marion Jones Return
Yahoo UK
*Sanya Richards Hopes to Pull of 200-400 Double at Nationals

*Like Old Times: Justin Gatlin and Marion Jones Among Highlights of USA Nationals

*Decathlete Bryan Clay Lacking Motivation for Nationals
LetsRun.com update: Alan Webb May Be Skipping Nationals, But He Has Big Plans for Europe This Summer
He'll open up with a 5k in July.
*Preview of Nationals from IAAF

Thanks to the Visa giving $100,000 to the athlete who wins the Visa Championship Series and wins their event at nationals Justin Gatlin is running the 100m at nationals. Assuming he wins his event he's almost a lock for the $100,000. The women's race is wide open with hurdlers Michelle Perry and Damu Cherry (drug cheat) 1 point apart (athletes get points based on their top mark according to a scoring table so any athlete with an incredible performance could win)

*Entrants for USATF Nationals
*They Never Get Any Attention, Yet They Have Actual Olympians and US Champs: Team Minnesota Ready for USATFs
*Preview of Juniors Meet Which Starts Wednesday
*Nationals Sprint Preview from USATF

Preview of Jumps/ Throws at Nationals from USATF
*Preview of Distance Races at Nation
als from USATF Maybe we'll write something up tomorrow as this is wrong. Webb is out of the 1500m. Famiglietti is in the 10k.

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