Women: Sally Kipyego Dominates, Stanford Survives
Recap: Sally Kipyego Dominates, Stanford Wins With Highest Point Total Ever
Kipyego dominated the individual field and the Cardinal repeated, but just narrowly over Colorado, as the Cardinal scored 195 points, the highest ever for a winning team (that total on the men's side would have been 2 points from 7th). Mark Wetmore almost did the unthinkable again (with a squad that was only 6th at PreNCAAs), leave Terre Haute with 2 titles, but the Buffaloes' 5th runner finished 165th.
*Ivy League Women Have Top 3 Finisher for 5th Straight Year
*Women's Recap from Terre Haute Newspaper
Video: Flocast Video of Women's Press Conference Post Race
*Flocast Video Highlights of Women's Nationals
Deena's Pacer Runs 2:17:50 in Philly www.philly.com
PreRace NCAA News:
2006 LetsRun.com NCAA Cross Country Preview
Is Wisconsin unstoppable? What if they had the flu? Will Stanford repeat? Will anyone come within 10 seconds of Sally Kipyego? How the hell should we know, but we try and answer some of these questions and give you the letsrun.com predictions.
*Jerry Schumacher: "Winning national titles is never easy, unless you’re [Arkansas coach] John McDonnell" tribstar.com
all Big Time Coaches Like NCAAs on Monday: Lananna: "We would do a lot
better, especially with spectators, to get the race on the weekend, not
*Nef Araia Out to Have Fun at NCAAs
Marilson Gomes dos Santos
Surprises Come on admit
it, you'd never heard of Gomes before. And its
likely Paul Tergat never had either. Gomes opened up a lead on the star studded field
in the 19th mile and Tergat and Chasing
Kimbia's Stephen Kiogora waited too long
to try and catch Gomes who became the first
S. American winner of the ING NYC Marathon. The
strong American contingent did not deliver on the
pre-race expectations as unheralded Pete Gilmore
was the top American in tenth. In his much anticipated
debut, Dathan Ritzenhein ran strong until
around 20 miles and then hit the wall and really
struggled the last 2k (6:33 pace). A heavier Lance
it out to break the 3 hour barrier and earn
some people's respect. Gary Lough (Paula
Radcliffe's husband) was the fastest celebrity
showing he clearly has learned a thing or two from
his wife as he negative split the race to run 2:41,
while Steve Cram must have had some
trouble on the course (it took him 30 minutes to
run from 10k to 15k for some reason) as he struggled
to a 3:27.
*Marilson Gomes dos Santos Pulls Upset at NYC Marathon Times of London
*Marilson Gomes dos Santos Surprises in NY New York Times
*ING NYC Marathon Men's Photos
*More on Lance Armstrong's Marathon .nycmarathon.org
*Lance Armstrong Says Marathon is 'Hardest' Thing He's Ever Done
Finger Length May Determine Their Running Success
We share with you some of the classic emails from our site's visitors
and give you valuable knowledge at the same time. You'll read conclusive
proof Lance Armstrong dopes, learn AJ Acosta is not
as much an a**hole as you thought, and much more.
*LetsRun.com 2006 Nationals
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
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.
Day Recap from USATF
Becomes First to Complete 1500-5k Double
Day Recap from Indianapolis Star
Legend Passes: "I
don't train never have. I don't think of running as training. I just
go out and run each day, and let the racing take care of itself"-
Jack Foster of New Zealand, who
ran a 2:11:17 marathon at the age of 41 to win silver at the
Commonwealth Games in 1974. He died in a bike accident yesterday at the
age of 72.
In case you
Todd Williams Hangs them up
In our lengthy 3 part interview, Todd Williams, the premier 10,000m
runner in the US, talks about his illustrious career and the sport of
running in general.
here, Part III
take a look at Amby Burfoot's look at Todd Williams' incredible American record
at 15k in 1995, the
same year he finished 9th
at World Cross Country.
isn't always better:
"I had over-trained. I put too much pressure on myself because I wanted
that gold medal too much. If I had trained 15 per cent less, I would
have won. I was training like a crazy person. There was a lack of
self-confidence and a lack of maturity. An athlete does not only train
with his body. He trains with his mind."
-Hicham El Guerrouj on
why he didn't win Olympic gold in 2000
JK Speaks: Progressing
To Peak Fitness
LetsRun.com coaching guru John Kellogg talks
about progression runs and the art of the sport versus the science of
Book Reviews 2 Good Reads on Milers 50 years apart:
Sub 4:00 and The Perfect Mile
Maurer, in The Gift, not
only presents an interesting and captivating story, but he explores the
deeper questions of why runners run, why we compete, and what makes
such a simple sport, running, so rewarding to those of us who do it. The
Gift is one of the best running books
I have ever read. "
-LetsRun.com's Weldon Johnson
a new Running novel,
Gift is now available from Amazon.com)
Men: Mark Wetmore is the Man:
Colorado Stuns Wisconsin Again, Rohatinsky Wins
Team Recap: Colorado Does it Again: Men Come Out on Top, Women Finish 2nd
Individual: Josh Rohatinsky Just Wanted to Get to 8k Near Lead No he's not 30. He's 24 and a few days younger than Jess Baumgartner who came out of nowhere to finish 3rd.
*Team Results The race was eerily similar to 2 years ago when Colorado, a huge underdog, came from behind to upset the heavily favored Badgers. Josh Rohatinsky won the individual title.
*Chris Solinsky Takes the Blame for Wisconsin's Loss www.madison.com
*Men's Recap from Terre Haute Newspaper
*Stanford Women Defend, Colorado Men Upset Wisconsin at 2006 NCAA XC Champs Race Results Weekly
*Flocast Postrace Interviews of Mark Wetmore,Chris Solinsky and Josh McDougal 1 very happy guy and 2 very disappointed ones.
*Flocast Interviews With Men's Top 3 Post Race
*Flocast Video Highlights of Men's Nationals Watch them before CBS comes calling.
Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifying Opportunity at Shamrock Virginia Beach Marathon on March 18, 2006
*Micah Kogo, Fastest 10k Runner in 2006, Wins Zevenheuvelenloop 15k in Exciting 4 Way Sprint Kogo had a great year. IAAF
*Kenyan Isaiah Kosgei Sets Course Record at Kampala Uganda Marathon IAAF
Ultra: Former William & Mary Winner Wins JFK 50 Miler After 10 Years Away from Sport
XC: Kenyan Peter Kamais and Portugal’s Analia Rosa Win XC Races in Portugal IAAF
*Eritrea’s Ali Abdallah and Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot Get Wins at Soria Spain XC Meet IAAF
Floyd Landis Expands His Doping Defense
Saturday Action: Matebo and Domongole Win Titles at Tegla Loroupe Peace Race IAAF
*Samuel Ndung'u and Mary Wacera Repeat at Kenyan XC Series Race IAAF
Michael Johnson in the News: Michael Johnson Talks About His Trip to Kenya He visited one of the worst slums in the world and was impressed how sport was transforming lives.
Good News: IAAF Signs TV Deal for 2007, 2009 Worlds, Coverage Will be on NBC and Versus Finally someone got the point across that the sport has to be on network tv to grow in the US.
Good Read: Lengthy Article on Michael Johnson as He Visits Scotland In 1990, Johnson in Scotland emerged as a world star for the first time.
More Good News: NFL Going to Strengthen its Anti Doping Policy Carbon Isotope tests on all tests, more tests, but still no HGH test.
Still Feel Flaws in NFL Testing
*Dick Pound Worried about Gene Doping
ING NYC Marathon Women:
The loaded women's field ran very tentatively
as the expected stars (Deena Kastor and Catherine
Ndereba) gave each other too much respect and not
enough to the defending champ Prokopcuka. They let
Prokopcuka run away from the main pack at the half
way mark and never got close to her after that.
*ING NYC Marathon Women's Photos
Runners at NYC
The Cover Up
Is Often Worse Than the Crime
Graham Indicted for Lying to Investigators in Balco Scandal
He faces 5 years
Around Another Life in Kenya:
"God knows my daughter has been through hard times because we had
nothing under our names. We had no property that is why she dropped out
-mother of Irene Cherutich.
Cherutich took up running trying to provide for her own
family. She won last weekend's Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.
Knight the Godfather of Oregon Athletics
Although reportedly now the first thing recruits to Oregon see is all
the Nike gear their going to get, that was not always the case. Bill
Dellinger once had the track team outfitted by adidas.
"I think the question then becomes when, and at
what point are we, as
organizing bodies, USA Track and Field, IAAF, the other national
governing bodies from all over the world, going to really invest the
money that its necessary in testing to keep up and get ahead of, the
people who are using the system to cheat. And that will take money. It
takes money to develop the tests for the different variants of the
drugs that these people are coming up with, and only when you have that
kind of investment will you really stop it. Otherwise, they're just
-Bob Kennedy, in a LetsRun.com interview where he
talks about drugs, success, shoes (the Kennedy XC) and Tegenkamp
Thanks to LetsRun.com:
"I don't want to say it. It sounds crazy but it was a dream come true"
-John Stiner, on getting married to his
wife, Sarah, who he met on the LetsRun.com message
boards. Read about their incredible story.
Kenya is trying to come to America. I had
no dream about coming because I knew this was impossible. It was a
miracle," Kiplagat said. "That is why I take advantage of
opportunity. I came here, graduated in three years, and count myself
blessed"- Richard Kiplagat who graduated from Iona in 3 years and had a
is not coming out of retirement, this is just me showing that
if you just enjoy what you are doing and stay in there and set little
goals. I do a lot of speaking, I've spoken to every group in Australia
tell them back when I ran I set little goals and I think here I am
telling these guys, but I've got to do it myself and tonight was really
a chance to walk the walk"
-Steve Moneghetti, who at age 43, broke the world
best for the 1 hour run for master's, averaging sub 5 minute pace the
whole way as Ron Clarke, John Landy, and Robert
De Castella watched him run.
*"As the holy scriptures say, 'for whoever much is
given, much is
expected,' it is, therefore, my duty and privilege to help in any small
way in giving back to society."
world record holder, Paul Tergat, speaking after
founding a sports foundation that will help disadvantaged youths.
hamstring injury has healed and he
says he's ready to go at NYC: "I expect good results as I am in good shape"
out of next week's Half Marathon in Britain, but
interestingly Gezahegne Abera (remember him,
formerly the greatest marathoner in the world) is running. www.registerguard.com
Movie of All-Time: Fire on the
sitting on the results for months, we're proud
to announce that the best running movie of all-time as selected by our
viewers is a not an academy award winner, Chariots
of Fire, or a
highly publicized film produced by Tom Cruise (Without
but rather a running documentary,
Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine
Story. Read all about the
voting and see
the 10 best running
movies of all-time as selected by our viewers.