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""I got really lazy for a few years. You go through this whole thing, 'If I'm not competing, why do it?' And your mind still remembers what your body used to be able to do, and you just get frustrated. It just slips away...It's a whole different mentality now. You get enjoyment out of feeling good, not out of racing other people."

-1983 Boston Marathon Champ, Greg Meyer, talking about running after he stopped competing.

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We interview one of our own:'s Rojo talks about coaching at Cornell

Asian Games Day 2 Recap (Tareq Mubarak Salem Wins Men's Steeple, Kayoko Fukushi Wins Women's 10k) IAAF
Qatar Importing Athletes in Many Sports Not Just Track and Field (60% of the People in the Country are Foreigners)

Asian Games Results

Honolulu Marathon:
*Jimmy Muindi Going for His 6th Honolulu Marathon Title

*Kip Keino Still Popular Nearly 40 Years after His Olympic Glory

*Legends of Sport Love Going to Honolulu For the Marathon and Legends 5k
With a photo of a smiling Kip Keino.
*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
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

Fukuoka Marathon:
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.
Gebrselassie versus Gharib at Fukuoka Marathon on Sunday This is the final big event of the year (Asian Games excluded) and is Geb's third marathon of the year. He'll be challenged by 2 time world champ Gharib in the 60th running of this fabled marathon. IAAF
Jon Brown Wants PB in Fukuoka
*How Will American Fernando Cabada Do?

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

HS News: Nike Team Nationals this Weekend Most of you aren't too interested in this race as the SuperBowl of high school running, Footlocker's, is next weekend. Well, then you might be even less enthused to find out yesterday another team nationals that tries to be more egalitarian was announced for next year.
Live Video Webcast of Nike Team Nationals Live, on the internet, pretty impressive. Visitor Has 25 Year Running Streak The dude has even run on a broken ankle. No one associated with 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

Doping News: Not Enough Evidence Currently to Charge Jos Hermens in Doping Investigation in Germany
*Olympic 800m Champ Nils Schumann Says He's Innocent of Doping Charges, Will Cooperate With German Authorities
5 Years Later S. Africa Gets 4*100 Gold from World Champs in 2001
Previous: Jos 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
Josh McDougal Devasted by 27th Place Finish at Nationals
*There's Always Next Year:
Who Will Win NCAA XC in 2007?
*NCAA Photos From TrackandFieldPhoto
NCAA Photos From RunMichigan

Sally Kipyego Dominates, Stanford Survives
Recap: Sally Kipyego Dominates, Stanford Wins With Highest Point Total Ever

*Individual results
*Team Results
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 Classic Emails #1 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.

A 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 missed it:
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.
Part I he
re, Part II here, Part III here
Also 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.

More 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 coaching guru John Kellogg talks about progression runs and the art of the sport versus the science of the sport. Book Reviews 2 Good Reads on Milers 50 years apart:
Sub 4:00 and The Perfect Mile

"Paul 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. "'s Weldon Johnson on a new Running novel,
The Gift
(The Gift is now available from

Footlocker XCs:
Tebo and Forys Neck and Neck, Hasay Expected to Repeat Check out the predictions. We give rankings for all 38 runners getting votes.
World Famous $100,000 Footlocker XC Prediction Contest It's time to exploit the youth of American. Gives us your predictions and you could win.

Jos Hermens Files Slander Complaint in Germany over Doping Allegations

Mary Tombiri, Former Commonwealth Sprinter from Nigeria, to Mary Prince from Benin

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 XCs

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:
Candian XC Nationals:
Simon Bairu Wins His Fifth Straight Canadian XC Title, Malindi Elmore Wins Her First
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

WCVB in Boston Drops it Live Coverage of the Boston Marathon Boston for some reason was on tv live on two over the air channels in Boston. It seems to make more cent$ for them to be on one channel anyway. Boston remains the only marathon to be broadcast live nationally in the US, on Verus or OLN or whatever it is called.
*Message board thread.

HS Reminder: Footlocker West and NTN to be broadcast live on the internet on Saturday.

Drug Cheat Kenteris Speaks

Frankie Fredericks to Help Rescue Namibian Athletics

Sanya Richards May be the Nation's Best Female Athlete, But She's Still Trying to Make a Name for Herself in the US

Asafa Powell Wants Drug Cheats to Go to Jail Yahoo UK
Euro Meet Directors May Ban Trevor Graham's Athletes

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 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 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.

Thanksgiving Action:
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
Manchester Road Race Results
Kenya 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 as well

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 win"

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

Team Recap: Colorado Does it Again: Men Come Out on Top, Women Finish 2nd
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.
*Individual results

*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
*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.

Bob Kennedy Interview
"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 faking it."
-Bob Kennedy, in a interview where he talks about drugs, success, shoes (the Kennedy XC) and Tegenkamp

Married Thanks to
"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 message boards. Read about their incredible story.

"Everybody in 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 every opportunity. I came here, graduated in three years, and count myself blessed"- Richard Kiplagat who graduated from Iona in 3 years and had a 3.75 GPA

"This 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 and I 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.

Paul Tergat
*"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."
-Marathon world record holder, Paul Tergat, speaking after founding a sports foundation that will help disadvantaged youths.
*Tergat's hamstring injury has healed and he says he's ready to go at NYC: "I expect good results as I am in good shape" but he's out of next week's Half Marathon in Britain, but interestingly Gezahegne Abera (remember him, formerly the greatest marathoner in the world) is running.

And the winner is:
Best Running Movie of All-Time: Fire on the Track
After 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 Limits), 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.

Training Advice:
Advice from the pros
.Top 10 Training Tips's Weldon Johnson gives his top 10 training tips. They helped him run a 28:27 10k and will definitely help you too.
No Shortcuts
LetsRun.Com coaching consultant John Kellogg outlines his basic coaching approach and gives the four principals to correct training for elites. co-founder Robert Johnson translates Mr. Kellogg's approach so that it is beneficial for the masses.
Marathon Training Program
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High School Section
Turn Back the Clock:
Interviews With Today's Stars on Their High School Careers

Rod Dehaven: U.S. Marathon Champ
Juli Henner: U.S. Olympian
Todd Reeser: Top Road Racer Wrestled in High School
Many more
Training Advice
Learn how running guru, John Kellogg, made a tiny private school in Texas one of the best teams in the state.

Euro XCs Today:
European XC Preview (Can Mo Farah Knock Off Lebid?) IAAF
Incredible Story of Felicity Milton: Training for 9 Weeks and She's at European XCs for Britain Times of London
Mo Farah Britain's Hope for Gold at Euro XC

A Look at Marc Davis, Todd Williams, and Bob Kennedy Racing at Kinney's 20 Years Ago

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'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

High School:
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.

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.

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 Kenya
EA 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 This Guy But He's Truly Incredible: *Masters Great, Derek Turnbull, Dies
*Derek Turnbull Ran a 2:41 Marathon at Age 65
Derek Turnbull's Records NCAA Contest

Check Your Scores. 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.

Wejo Speaks:
"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."'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."-'s Rojo on the legendary JK

Trails 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 Woodruff
-NY Times Article on Woodruff
There is a Race in Woodfuff's Name in PA

On the Boards:
College 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

Arthur Lydiard Quotes:
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 potential."
-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 competitive step)

2 time 1500m gold medallist and former 800m world record holder, according to Frank Deford in an audio essay on the doping scandal.

Great Advice:
"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.

More Great Advice for the Greatest Distance Runner Ever:
Haile Gebrselassie says work hard, be patient, and take your recovery days seriously.
Good Read.

Great Read/Advice: Such a Simple Sport:
"I train twice every day except on Sundays and on Christmas Day."

-the great 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).

Great Read: "...there 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 good job."
-former world record holder in the marathon Naoko Takahashi in Part I of a fascinating interview with Japan Times on her training

*Part II Here

Inspirational Running Poem

You know you're a runner if....... (our reader's fill in the blanks with some hilarious responses on the message boards)

Is it the VAAM?:
"I thought for a few minutes my legs would be sore. But my legs weren't 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.
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