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Rojo talks about coaching at Cornell
*Olympic Medalists Take Part in Legends 5k in Honolulu Kip Keino in his first run in 5 years runs over 25 minutes.
*Dan Dillon Tackles First Marathon in 21 Years He's a former Athletics West guy and was 12th at World XCs one year.
*88 Year Old Woman Running Honolulu Marathon honoluluadvertiser.com
*11 Year Old Running Honolulu
Good Read: Eugene Track Club Running Strong Under Gags "The fire is still there. That's the only reason I'm coming back." -Jason Lunn
European XCs This Weekend: Jo Pavey Doesn't Like Her Chances at Europeans as She Doesn't Run Well in Mud BBC
*Britian's Mo Farah Wants to Catch up with Africans, Gives Paula Radcliffe Some Credit for His Success Farah grew up in the same village as Abdi Abdiraham. Radcliffe has given him money in the past to help him train and gave him words of encouragement.
More Honolulu News:
*Honolulu Marathon, Third Largest in US, Brings in $100 Million for the Local Economy 23,000 Japanese are expected to come and run this race that pumps in $100,000,000 into the local economy.
*Former Rabbit Lyubov Denisova Wants to Win in Honolulu
*Honolulu Hotels Booked Solid for Marathon
*Benson Masya, Former Honolulu Champ, a Legend in the Sport Masya likely died penniless and of AIDS despite winning hundreds of thousands on the roads in the 1990s. He absolutely dominated the road scenee and was one of our favorites.
Steve Cram Says Athletics Can Still Inspire Us He's impressed that the Beirut Marathon got 20,000 runners and tells you the incredible story of Felicity Milton. Milton has been running for weeks and is already Britain's #2 XC runner.
Africa's Ed Whitlock: 71 Year Old Finished in Top 20 at Lagos Half Marathon
Italians Still Investigating Austrian Ski Team for Doping at Winter Olympics U
Third Time's a Charm:
Geb Wins in 2:06:52
10 Weeks After Berlin
Haile Gebrselassie won an exciting Fukouka Marathon , his third marathon of the year, as he pulled away from 2 time World Champ Jaouad Gharib and defending champ Dmytro Baranovskyy over the final 3k. American 25k record holder Fernando Cabada ran an impressive 2:12:27 debut.
*More on Geb from Japanese English Newspaper
*Jon Brown Has Problem With His Foot in Fukuoka Runs 2:11:46
*Michael Aish of New Zealand Runs 2:13:42 in Fukuoka
*Brief Results and also Updates as They Happened Are Here
*Photo of Geb at the finish.
Can't Live With 'Em, Can Live Without Them?: #1, #2 Pole Vaulters in World Giving Up Women
More Aussie News: Sally McLellan is Chasing Australia's 34 Year Old 100m Hurdler Record
LetsRun.com Visitor Has 25 Year Running Streak The dude has even run on a broken ankle. No one associated with LetsRun.com ran yesterday at all.
Brazil's Fabiana Murer Now an Elite Vaulter IAAF
British Team at Europeans Trying to Maintain Tradition of Success
5k Road Race Renamed for Emilie Mondor
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
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
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.
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)
$100,000 LetsRun.com Footlocker XC Prediction Contest It's time to exploit the youth of American. Gives us your predictions and you could win.
Kenyans Make it 500 Sub 2:20s on the Year IAAF
*Women's Entries European XC Champs
*U23 Women's Preview at European XCs
*Men's Entries European XC Champs
*U23 Men's Preview at European XCsw
Kenyans Make it 500 Sub 2:20s on the Year IAAF
6 of 6 Required for Golden League in 2007 Winning a million isn't supposed to be easy. IAAF
"We try to keep
it on the sports page. We understand we're going to be in the business
section and we're going to be in lifestyle section, and even on the
front page. And even on the front page, hopefully. But we've got to be
on the sports page. The day we're not on the sports page, then we've
got a problem. Then we're a parade."
-Honolulu Marathon director Jim Barahl, in an interesting interview. Barahl picked up running at the University of Michigan (sorry Wolverine fans) and clearly understands the sport. His Honolulu Marathon makes an effort to stay tied to the stars of the past in the sport.
Amby Burfoot Warns Lance About His Second Marathon
Honolulu Marathon News:
*Jimmy Muindi Hopes to Get His 6th Honolulu Marathon and Hold Back Mbarak Hussein
*Interesting Interview with Honolulu Marathon Director
Hungarian sprinter Gabor Dobos Gets Lifetime Ban
Women Wins Cayman Islands Marathon Not sure why we put this up as Paula Radcliffe could win 99% of all marathons.
National Marathon in Washington DC Looking for Interns You'll even get college credit.
Ben Johnson Implies Carl Lewis' Camp Spiked His Sample in 1988, Joe Douglas Admits to Having Plant in Drug Testing Room The biggest revelation to us is that Douglas admitted that Lewis' camp was able to put people in the drug testing room with Johnson. Even if you accept Douglas' reason for the plant (to make sure Douglas did not take a masking agent), it shows what a joke drug testing was in 1980s. But rival sprint camps perhaps sabotaging one another or ratting on one another sadly is still a relevant topic today.
Dorcus Inzikuru Wins 10k in Turin
USATF Convention Was Last Weekend:
*Lauryn Williams is Visa Humanitarian of the Year
*Craig Masback State of the Sport Recap: ESPN Ratings Up 30%
*Dave Martin Wins Giegengack Award Show your appreciation and get faster by buying his book.
*USATF election results and General Counsel Leaves to Work for LPGA Quick name a women's golfer besides Annika. Well the average person probably can't name one current track athlete.
*Ricos Get USATF Lifetime Achievement Award
*Award Winners from USATF Convention
More Weekend Action:
Canadian XC Nationals: Simon Bairu Wins His Fifth Straight Canadian XC Title, Malindi Elmore Wins Her First
Results: Canada XC Men's Race
*Canada XC Women's Race
Singapore Marathon: Salina Kosgei Breaks Course Record at Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon by 3 Minutes IAAF
*Mark Steinle, Former British #1, Runs 3:15 in Singapore as He Comes Back from Injury and Suffers From Heat BBC
Cal International: Kenya's Jonathan Ndambuki Edges Ethiopian Kassahun Kabiso by 1 Second at Cal International Marathon
*Cal International Marathon Results
XC: T. Bekele and Melkamu Unstoppable at Alcobendas, Spain XC Meet IAAF
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
*Putin 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.
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.
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.
"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.
Advice from the pros
10 Training Tips
Weldon Johnson gives his top 10
training tips. They helped him run a 28:27 10k and will definitely help
coaching consultant John Kellogg
outlines his basic coaching approach and gives the four principals to
training for elites. LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson translates
Kellogg's approach so that it is beneficial for the masses.
Marathon Training Program
you want to
run a successful marathon? Sign up for our marathon training program.
our experts show you how.
Turn Back the Clock:
Interviews With Today's Stars on Their High School Careers
Dehaven: U.S. Marathon
Henner: U.S. Olympian
Reeser: Top Road Racer Wrestled in High School
how LetsRun.com running guru, John Kellogg, made a tiny private school
in Texas one of the best teams in the state.
Nike to Sponsor Olympic Trials in Eugene
Very Nice: Rebroadcast on Demand on NTN Race It's too bad Nike can't just purchase the NCAA XC champs from the NCAA. We think it was finally broadcast yesterday but forgot to TIVO it.
Tirunesh Dibaba to Run Reebok Boston Games in January, She Set World Record in 5k Last Year IAAF
Paul Tergat's Race Gets 1 Million Sh ($14,000) Sponsorship from Safaricom
Asian Games Preview: Xiang, Ramzi, Jamal Highlight IAAF
*Lebanese Sprinter Gretta Taslakian Trained For Asian Games Despite War John Smith thought she might be a star.
Rojo, Wejo, and Kip: Kip Keino Coming to Ithaca Eugene or Boulder may be want to be the running capital of the US but clearly this proves that LetsRun.com's home base is the running capital of the world. Come visit.
Wilbon and Kornheiser Talk Track: "If you're 20 years old, you don't even remember what an enormous event this was"- PTI's Michael Wilbon
"I stood ten yards from the finishline and thought it was the most thrilling thing I had seen in sports."- PTI's Tony Kornheiser. To see what they're taling about click here.
Good News: This Weekend's European XCs to Have Record Television Coverage
"According to the Pokot tradition, a father can't quarrel with his eldest daughter"
-former world record holder in the marathon, Tegla Laroupe, on how she had the support of her oldest sister, and this was the reason her father let her run. The quote is from a lengthy article that looks at Tegla's humanitarian efforts for peace.
Video: Video of Tight Finish at Cal International Marathon With Dick Beardsley Commentating
Moscow, Göteborg, Brisbane, Daegu, and Barcelona Finalists to Host 2011, 2013 Worlds IAAF
Footlocker West:Updatred Matt Tebo and Jordan Hasay Win Fooltocker Regionals, Ryan Hall's Brother 2nd LA Times
NTN: Updated Girls Fayetteville Manlius Girls Win Nike Team Nationals A NY Team has won 3 straight years.
*Hilton Girls Finish 2nd after Some Confusion and Officials Being Fired The scoring got screwed up with a girl losing her shoes and her chips. Technology can't do everything. democratandchronicle.com
Boys: Nike Team Nationals Boys Recap & Results Bridgetown XC Club wins whatever that means. (Dyestat's own rankings call this team Coatesville XC club instead of Bridgetown) The event needs to be scrapped or the teams need to run under real names. At the very least they could put what state they're from in the results. Or maybe we'll organize one for basketball and get rich.
Royal High 2nd at NTN after Not Winning Its State Meet
*Steve Murdock Wins NTN He was on the the winning Saratoga Springs team last year but switched schools. timesunion.com
We could make sense of this however: Kenyan Team Sweeps Open Race at Nike Team Nationals These guys would have crushed the fields in the real race.
Australian Patrick Johnson Wins 60, 150 and 300 at Ron Clarke Classic
*Paul Manwa Wins Great Lake Marathon in 2:16:05 in KenyaEA Standard
Jacques Rogge Calls for Release of Iraqi Sports Officials
Unbelievable: Ticket Prices Announced for World XCs (The Most Expensive Seat is $4.28 (300 Shillings)
*58 Percent of Olympic Tickets to Be Less than $16
Dude Runs Across America for a Good Cause And Is Still in Debt It was all for a good cause and you can still lend your support. Maybe Dean Karnazes can donate some cash.
*Steve Scott, Jim Spivey, Joe Vigil to Speak at Free Distance Summit December 7th in San Francisco (2 Days Before Club XC)
*Joe Vigil, Joe Newton, Scott Simmons Speaking at National Endurance Running Summit January 5-6 in Iowa
We Must Admit We'd Never Heard of
But He's Truly Incredible: *Masters
Great, Derek Turnbull, Dies
Turnbull Ran a 2:41 Marathon at Age 65
LetsRun.com NCAA Contest
Check Your Scores. LetsRun.com guru JK, the unofficial winner
Jos Hermens Cited in German Drug Probe Hermens
has kept a low profile on the circuit this year. Also named was Olympic
800 Champ Nils Schumann.
"In running however, there are not bonus points for running 'hard.'
The point is to run fast. There is a difference. Don't forget that."
-Letsrun.com's Wejo explaining "Why He Sucked in
College" but went on to be 4th in the country in the 10k"
In Case You Forgot
JK is a genius: "John
(JK)is the whole inspiration [for] why my brother and I are into
running,His philosophy is what we use here at Cornell."- LetsRun.com's Rojo on the legendary JK
are the #1 Amenity Homeowners Would Like to See in a New Community
New York Times
More on the Amazing
John Woodruff from Arizona Republic:
"I'm most proud that I was able to do what I did in track and field in
order to bring a good name for the Woodruffs."- John
Times Article on Woodruff
*There is a Race in Woodfuff's Name in PA
On the Boards:
Coaching Salaries Exposed If you're in it for the
money get a job teaching
high school. It pays better.
So True: "Eight years ago, Yesalis and UCLA labratory
chief Don Catlin were asked independently how much money it would take
for research to really fight doping, and both said the figure would be
in excess of $50 million. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency spends roughly
$2million a year on research."-New York Daily News writer
"Train Don't Strain"
-famed distance coach Arthur Lydiard
Friday's Lydiard Quote: "Americans arrogantly want it all now, this is
why they finish last. Speed must be used in proper proportions. Build
and build like the Afrikans. This is the only way to realise your
-famed distance coach Arthur Lydiard
'Suddenly I got to the age of 36, and one day I realized I can't ever
run any quicker than I'm running at this moment"
(Coe reportedly stopped midwork and never ran another
-SebCoe, 2 time 1500m gold medallist and former 800m world
record holder, according to Frank Deford in an
audio essay on the doping scandal.
"I am glad that because I chose to focus on a personal goal, pursued
passionately and today I bear testimony of what it can yield, even
beyond my wildest expectations. I hope that this will somehow encourage
someone here today as well, to pursue his dream and vision...Usually, I
get quite enriched whenever I have an opportunity to positively touch
the life of someone. Such opportunities to show concern enable me, and
indeed all of us, to share what God has placed into our hands."
-World Record Holder in the Marathon and Humanitarian
Paul Tergat in his acceptance
speech for his honary degree from Bloomfield College in New Jersey.
Great Advice for the Greatest Distance Runner Ever:
Haile Gebrselassie says work hard, be patient, and take your
recovery days seriously. Good Read.
Read/Advice: Such a Simple Sport:
"I train twice every day except on Sundays and on Christmas Day."
Haile Gebrselassie, on his training over the holidays. He says his New
Year's resolution is to win the gold medal at 10k and break the 10k
world record. And Gebrselassie is still young as it is only 1996 in
Ethiopia (we swear).
would be days I would run 70 km (43 miles) and then there are days I
would run 20 or so. I just mentioned that figure (70) to state that
there are days I would actually run up to 70 or so. The fact that I can
run that much gives me confidence and makes me believe I am doing a
-former world record holder in the marathon Naoko Takahashi in Part I
of a fascinating interview with Japan
Times on her training
know you're a runner if....... (our
fill in the blanks with some hilarious responses on the message boards)
Is it the
thought for a few minutes my legs would be sore. But my legs
heavy at all. I went jogging and felt as good as ever."
-Naoka Takahashi won won the
Berlin marathon and
reportedly went for a "long run" the day after. Takahashi credits some
of her success to VAAM, the sports drink from made from stomach
acid of killer hornets that she drinks.
If you want order VAAM click
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