Good News: IAAF Did Not Have to Pay Thanou and Kenteris' Legal Fees The report earlier this week was incorrect.
Drug News: WADA to Target Athletes' Entourages
*Doped Up Food a Concern at Beijing Olympics
Taegu, South Korea Bids to Host 2011 Worlds
USATF Names Sanya Richards and Jeremy Wariner Jesse Owens Award Winners Their coach Clyde Hart won coach of the year. IAAF
Marion Jones May Be Banned from European Meets Next Year Meanwhile in the NFL if you even actually test positive, you get a pat on the back and a 4 week vacation.
Oregon AD Steps Down, Lananna Being Mentioned as a Possible Replacement
Madaí Perez Carrillo Ran 2:22:59 at Chicago Marathon Become First Sub 2:23 for a Spanish Speaker IAAF
Interesting Read: Most English Sports Start Are Older for Their Grade Guardian
European XCs: Alistair Cragg to Skip European XCs
*Mo Farah and Jo Pavey Head British Team at European XCs BBC
Meseret Defar Wants Indoor 3k World Record to Go With Her Outdoor 5k World Record
A Detailed Look at the Kenyan Qataris www.telegraph.co.uk
Fed-up Armory officials take stand on drug Cheats www.nydailynews.com
Mountain: Non Mountain Racer Francis Kibiwott Wins $50,000 at Obudu Ranch Mountain Race IAAF
UK: British European Trials XC Recap IAAF
*UK Euro XC Trials Results: Jo Pavey Wins
*UK Euro XC Trials Results: Frank Tickner Wins
Sunday: Preview of Sunday's Toyota Great Ethiopian RaceIAAF
*European XC Spots on the Line at Amora International XC Race in Portugal IAAF
*Tariku Bekele Ready to Shine at Llodio, Spain XC Race on Sunday IAAF
Marathon Preview IAAF
Enough Evidence Currently to Charge Jos Hermens in Doping Investigation
800m Champ Nils Schumann Says He's Innocent of Doping Charges, Will
Cooperate With German Authorities
Years Later S. Africa Gets 4*100 Gold from World Champs in 2001
Hermens Denies German Doping Charges He's
the agent to a ton of people including Bekele and Gebrselassie.
Post NCAA News:
3 In Depth Looks At Mark Wetmore's Colorado Program
*The Coach: Wetmore,
the intellect, has built a national power
*CU Men: They
Win It Despite Nelson's Sub-Par Day
*CU Women: Barringer
digs deep for 2nd as Pascuito gets 16th despite 2 stress fractures
McDougal Devasted by 27th Place Finish at Nationals
Always Next Year: Who
Will Win NCAA XC in 2007?
Photos From TrackandFieldPhoto
Photos From RunMichigan
Women: Sally Kipyego Dominates, Stanford Survives
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
League Women Have Top 3 Finisher for 5th Straight Year
Recap from Terre Haute Newspaper
Video of Women's Press Conference Post Race
Video Highlights of Women's Nationals
Pacer Runs 2:17:50 in Philly www.philly.com
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
*Jerry Schumacher: "Winning
national titles is never easy, unless youre [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
Araia Out to Have Fun at NCAAs
Gomes dos Santos
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.
Gomes dos Santos Pulls Upset at NYC Marathon Times
Gomes dos Santos Surprises in NY New York
NYC Marathon Men's Photos
on Lance Armstrong's Marathon .nycmarathon.org
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)
Saif Saaeed Shaheen to Focus on World XCs in Kenya Now That He Has to Miss Asian Games with Injury EA Standard
USATF Gets a New Logo
Possible Comeback for El G?
Mubarak Hassan Shami to Run Safaricom Baringo Half Marathon in Kenya Next Weekend Paul Tergat is the race director.
Berhane Adere and Gete Wami are Restoring Ethiopia's Marathon Hopes IAAF
XC News: Kenenisa Bekele Confirms He Will Skip 2007 World XCs
*Sally Kipyego Broke New Ground for Kenyan Women Athletes with NCAA Win
*Bekele Regrets El Guerrouj's Retirement
*Sally Kipyego Broke New Ground for Kenyan Women Athletes with NCAA Win
US: Steve Scott, Jim Spivey, Joe Vigil to Speak at Free Distance Summit December 7th in San Francisco (2 Days Before Club XC)
NCAA: Mark Wetmore and CU Planning on Continued Success With Signing of Matt Tebo
A Staff of One:
"Perhaps the most valuable gift from Letsrun.com is a friendly
willingness to share lessons learned by their editorial staff, which
includes successful college coaches and highly competitive athletes. "
-Gary Droze, writing about letsrun.com in the Tallahassee Democrat
Lamine Diack Says Moscow Has Good Chance To Host 2011 Worlds Considering no one went to World Indoors when they were in Moscow they should think twice
*Putins Urges IAAF to Consider Moscow for 2011 Worlds
More Weekend Action: Bernard Kiprop Kipyego, Nathalie De Vos Win in Belgium IAAF
*Festus Langat,Leonor Carneiro Win in Portugal IAAF
IAAF to Pay All Legal Costs in Thanou, Kenteris Doping Affair We're not sure what they gained by settling the case.
Weekend Action: Mo Farah Defeats World 10k #1 Micah Kogo in XC Race Farah is from the same village as America's Abdi Abdirahman.
Florence: Pace Setter James Kutto Wins Florence Marathon in 2:08 IAAF
Ethiopia: Two Course Records Set at Toyota Great Ethiopian Run IAAF
Kenya: 32 Year Old Francis Wachira Komu Wins Nyeri Half Marathon IAAF
*Tariku Bekele and Meselech Melkamu Convincing Victors in XC Race in Spain IAAF
El Guerrouj Wants to Run for Presidency of Moroccan Athletics Federation
Manchester Road Race: Americans
Win in Manchester: Ian Dobson First American Male Winner Since 1993,
Shalane Flanagan Wins in Her First Race of the Year
Road Race Results
Dominates Chiba Ekiden IAAF
Seagate 5k: Malindi Elmore,
Juan Luis Barrios Win 2006 Seagate 5k, Dan Browne 5th
Dana Point: Lauren
Fleshman Wins Dana Point 10k and the 5k
Ron Delany Looks Back 50 Years Later At his 1956 Olympic Gold
"I think the
Irish press rated my chances at 100-1 but I knew in my own mind I would
World Junior Track Star Charged With Black on White Hate Crime in
California We still don't see why it is worse for a
black person to beat the s*** out of a white person or vice versa than
a black on black or white on white beating. Hate is hate.
O'Brien, Lynn Jennings and Kevin Young To Get Inducted into Track and
Field Hall of Fame
with Track and Field Hall of Fame Inductees
Armstrong to Give the Marathon Another Go, This Time More Seriously
He'll be running on the streets of NY next year. Like most marathoners
he vowed to not do another one for about 2 weeks.
Thorpe's Decision to Retire Evokes Memories of Herb Elliott, John Landy
Your Thoughts on the Philly Marathon
Landis Speaks Out:"I can't answer those questions
never been through anything even remotely like this before. However, I
can point out that you are overlooking the height of the stakes in this
game. The winner gets nothing and the loser loses everything. In that
context do you think that overlooking any advantage and being nice will
increase the odds of the other side playing fair? THIS IS A WAR my
friend. Everything has been taken away from me, my lifelong dream, my
job, the respect of my peers and the rest of the world for that matter,
any chance of recovering some sort of normal life, and my father in law
and best friend is DEAD."
Men: Mark Wetmore is the Man:
Colorado Stuns Wisconsin Again, Rohatinsky Wins
Does it Again: Men Come Out on Top, Women Finish 2nd
Rohatinsky Just Wanted to Get to 8k Near Lead No he's
He's 24 and a few days younger than Jess Baumgartner who came out of nowhere to finish 3rd.
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
Solinsky Takes the Blame for Wisconsin's Loss www.madison.com
Recap from Terre Haute Newspaper
Defend, Colorado Men Upset Wisconsin at 2006 NCAA XC Champs
Race Results Weekly
Postrace Interviews of Mark Wetmore,Chris Solinsky and Josh McDougal
1 very happy guy and 2 very disappointed ones.
Interviews With Men's Top 3 Post Race
Video Highlights of Men's Nationals Watch
them before CBS comes calling.
Marathon Trials Qualifying Opportunity at Shamrock Virginia Beach
Marathon on March 18, 2006
Kogo, Fastest 10k Runner in 2006, Wins Zevenheuvelenloop 15k in
Exciting 4 Way Sprint Kogo had a great year. IAAF
Isaiah Kosgei Sets Course Record at Kampala Uganda Marathon
William & Mary Winner Wins JFK 50 Miler After 10 Years Away
Peter Kamais and Portugals Analia Rosa Win XC Races in
Ali Abdallah and Kenyas Vivian Cheruiyot Get Wins at Soria
Spain XC Meet IAAF
Landis Expands His Doping Defense
and Domongole Win Titles at Tegla Loroupe Peace Race
Ndung'u and Mary Wacera Repeat at Kenyan XC Series Race
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.
Lengthy Article on Michael Johnson as He Visits Scotland In 1990, Johnson in Scotland emerged as a world
star for the first time.
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
Pound Worried about Gene Doping
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.
NYC Marathon Women's Photos
Message Board: Celebrity
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.