2006 Grandma's Marathon Champ Halina Karnatsevich Gets DQ and Doping Suspension
Wow no one can be surprised after looking at this
Zatopek: Rupp Wins Zatopek With 28:28 in Australia photo as well
The message baorders are making a big deal he wasn't in an Oregon uniform. Who knows it might be an NCAA violation if he was in one.
*Patrick Johnson Wins 100 Yard Race at Zatopek
*2006 Telstra Zatopek Classic Results and Links to More Recaps
UK Sports Minister Says WADA Shouldn't Test for Weed or Cocaine
Frank Shorter Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Runners World
AIMS Marathon Museum Finds a Real Home in Berlin
Tuesday's Asian Games Action: Liu Xiang Runs 13.15 to Win Hurdles at Asian GamesAnd to show you that people will cheat no matter what, an Iraqi bodybuilder was busted for roids at the Games. We were shocked Iraq had many athletes at the Games, much less ones who had the time and resources to dope. But they even have a 10 year old swimmer.The Iraqi soccer team is kicking ass and in the gold medal match. Too bad Iran lost in the semis, otherwise they could have could have settled Mideast peace on the pitch.
Part II in LA Times Look at USADA And WADA The article isn't too different than Part I as the author hates the concept of strict liability. However, we do agree with the author that purposeful cheats deserve a longer sentence than someone who takes Rogaine and is a doper by accident.
Laban Nkete, Who Finished 7th at Boston Marathon Twice, Murdered in S. Africa for His Car
Brendan Foster Becomes Latest to Say He's Not Interested in UK Athletics Head Job
European XCs: Mo Farah Gets Gold at Europeans The future is bright for this young star.
*Tetyana Holovchenko of Ukraine Wins European XCs
*After 6 Silvers, Farah Finally Gets Gold Times of London
*Paula Radcliffe Helped Inspire Junior Girls Champ Steph Twell Independent
*More Coverage of Europeans
White Rock Half Results:
*Fasil Bizuneh 1:02:59, Joan Benoit Samuelson 1:31:15
*Bizuneh is being coached by Scott Simmons who his making a name for himself.
USATF Club XC Nats
*Zap Men, BAA Women Win Club Nats
Results: Matt Downin Wins XC Club Nats
*Amy Hastings Wins XC Club Nats
LA Times Takes a Critical Look at USADA and WADA Some of the article is sensationalist and focuses on strict liability and tainted supplements, but WADA scientists should be able to work on the defense of other drug cases. WADA should be after the truth, not convictions. Sometimes it seems they forget that.
Asian Games: Maryam Yusuf Jamal Wins 800 Easily, Bahrain's Hasan Mahboob Wins Men's 10k in His First Track Race Ever
*Saudi's Get 100m, Long Jump Gold at Asian Games
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
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
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)
Lagat Set for 2007 Indoor Start in the UK
Tammy Thomas, Woman With Facial Hair and Husky Voice, Indicted for Perjury in Balco Case She told the grand jury she didn't use performance enhancing drugs despite already having served a drug suspension.
Marion Jones May Retire to Spend Time With Her Son
Doped East German Athletes Get 9,250 Euros in Compensation BBC
Patrick Johnson After 100 Yard Record in Australia
IAAF Coaching Mag Made Available Online IAAF
U of N News:
*Galen Rupp Running Zatopek 10k in Australia Thursday Night Seems like the typical college junior for sure. Just jump over to Australia for an outdoor 10k in December. Rupp and travel companion Brett Schoolmeister ran 13:58 and 14:11 last weekend.
*Zatopek Start Lists
On the boards: Vin to Be AD At Oregon?
Dwain Chambers May Quit Track for Ever, He's Definitely Skipping Indoors as He Tries out for NFL Europe His problem is he gets no money from track until he repays the money he stole while doping.
*John Mayock Says Don't Be Like Dwain Chambers
Asian Games: Asian Games Recap: Yusuf Saad Kamel Gets 800m Gold (He's the Son of 2 Time World Champ Billy Konchellah), Xue Fei Gets 5k Gold IAAF
*Qatar: "We don't mind foreign athletes running for Qatar as long as they do well for us..." Foreign athletes hmmm.
Today's Sign of the Apocalypse: The Nike Swoosh on the Muslim Hijab Sounds like a South Park episode.
Mark Lewis Francis Wants European Indoor Gold He and Justin Gatlin were once mentioned in the same breadth as the future of sprinting. Ironically, now that they're not it's a good thing for MLF.
Honolulu Marathon: Course Record for Denisova at 2006 Honolulu Marathon Jimmy Muindi's 3 years winning streak came to an end as he finished second.
*Daham Najim Bashir Wins Supertight Men's 1500 as Rashid Ramzi Finishes 3rd great photo at link above. Ramzi got double World golds last year but has had a subpar 2006.
Las Vegas Marathon: Joseph Kahugu Runs 2:16:43 to Win $65,000 at Las Vegas Marathon Kahuga hasn't run under 2:15 since 2003 but he's not going to apologize to the race directors for putting $50,000 into the battle of the sexes and not recruiting a strong field.
*Former Wisco Star Josh Spiker Wins Las Vegas Half in 1:10
*White Rock Marathon:
*Two Course Records Set at Wellstone Dallas White Rock Marathon 2:12 on the men's side and 2:29 on the women's as the race has increased is prize money. Joan Benoit Samuelson 1:31:15 in the half.
*White Rock Marathon Results (Drug Cheat Deeja Youngquist 2nd in 2:43) link fixed.
Boys: Chad Hall Gets the Crown US star Ryan Hall is Chad's brother, but Chad has something Ryan never can get- the high school national championship.
*Footlocker XC Results
Girls: South Reigns Supreme, Kathy Kroeger Wins, Aurora Scott 2nd link fixed Defending champ Jordan Hasay was 10th and 3 time runner up Mel Lawrence was 5th.
Predictions: Tebo and Forys Neck and Neck, Hasay Expected to Repeat Check out the letsrun.com predictions. We give rankings for all 38 runners getting votes.
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.
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
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.