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-Shalane Flanagan after the second super surprising, stunning distance run of the month by an American, her 8:33.25 for 2nd place at the Reebok Boston Games. Afterwards, people asked whether she could go after the world record.

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Reebok Boston Games:
Tirunesh Dibaba 14:27.4 5k WR, Shalane Flanagan 8:33.25 AR

story updated with photos
The Reebok Boston Games had it all once again. Tirunesh Dibaba may have gotten the world record but the biggest surprise was American Shalane Flanagan challenging one of the greatest distance runners inthe world, Meseret Defar, over the final laps in the 3k, and setting an American record of 8:33.25. Nick Symmonds showed he is the real deal and that he runs to win, as did Alan Webb in the mile. Craig "Buster" Mottram, destroyed the 3k field, with a 55 last 400, in his first time on a track since September. Not to mention Australian records in the women's mile, and men's pole vault.

*Victah Sailer Reebok Boston Photo Gallery
* Photo Gallery
*On the boards:
If You Watched the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on TV Posts Your Comments
More Coverage
Boston Herald Recap of Reebok Boston Games (Much Better than the Globe's General Recap)
*Craig Mottram Turns Race into a Route Boston Globe
Boston Globe Recap of Reebok Boston Games  The author calls an indoor 14:35 women's 5k relativel slow.
Tirunesh Dibaba Smashes World 5k Recrod at Reebok Boston Games
*More Quotes from Reebok Boston Games * 2007 Reebok Boston Indoor Preview

Slum Dwelllers in Kenya Were Charged Nearly 5 Times What They Make on a Good Day to Enter Conference Probably not a good idea when the whole idea was to have a road race to uplife these people living in total poverty ($1.50 a day)

It's London: Ryan Hall to Make Marathon Debut In London The hottest American star will have his hands full as he decided to challenge the world's best in his marathon debut. Tergat, Gebrselassie, Khannouchi, Limo, Lel, Ramaala, Gharib, Baldini, Keflezighi, NYC champ Gomes dos Santos. That's 10 stars of the sport (11 counting Ryan) in 1 race. Sick.
*Was Hall's choice a wise one? Some are applauding it saying its balsy, others are saying it is "mismanagement"
*Hall to Skip US XC Champs The US still should have an incredibly strong team at Worlds.

Slum Dwellers Race to Be Held Today in Kenya With Tergat and Tegla Laroupe

Doping News: NFL Agrees to Test for EPO (but still no independent testing, no test for HGH). Anti Doping expert Gary Wadler: "I donít think we should be in a position of incrementalism."
*Charges Against Fodil Dehiba's Husband for HGH Filed
*WADA Wants More Flexible Doping Sanctions in the Future
Yahoo UK

1 Race, 1 Champ: Past 3 US Boulder Bolder Champs, Racing US Cross Country 2007 Deena, Elva, Sara- 2.5 Weeks. Get your tickets. Plus Dan Browne and Luke Watson confirmed for the men's race.
*Elva Dryer Interview: She's Joining the Fray in Boulder She won the US half champs in Houston.
World Cross: Boniface Kiprop Hoping Uganda Can Pull Upset at World Cross
*Kenyan Sports Minister Pleased with Progress in Mombasa for World XCs
*Breakthrough victories for Isaac Kiprop, Chelangat in Uganda

Popula Threads on the Boards:
*Ed Whitlock 1500m World Record
*Is Running Selfish?
*What Do Elite Athletes Contribute to Society:
"I would say that the position an elite athlete fills in our society probably contributes more to our well being than most careers that people pursue. I would say that the world of athletics contributes far more to our well being than microwaves, dishwashers, cars, tv's, candy bars, pop, etc... athletics brings people together, to rival in each others success and share in each others happiness. It helps to offset the seperation between individuals that busy careers, online shopping, stock trading, and materialism tends to create in society. I remember watching a documentary on tribalism that attempted to show how the invention of money/currency has caused people to lose value for human relationships"
*Are 20 Somethings Young and Shallow?

Kenyan Sports Minister Pleased with Progress in Mombasa for World XCs

Good News: Weltklasse Meet Scraps Pace Makers We think this is a great thing. To many meets in Europe have become glorified time trials. The Weltklasse meet is regarded by some as the greatest one day meet in Europe, a one-day mini Olympics so the changes could have impact elsewhere. Other changes, include less events (but equal prize money per event), and 50% more prize money (and less appearance money which will upset the agent ranks).
*Message board thread on this here plus threads from 2002 and 2006 on it.

Serious Endurance Excerise May Damage Your Heart And not excercising can leave you fat and miserable.

Dwain Chambers Closer to NFL Europe BBC

Tatiana Grigorieva Retires

Alan Webb Returns 6 Years Later to Win 2007 New Balance Games Mile Photos and Recap 3:56 for Webb. This race marks the end of his preseason as he has 3 tough races the next week weekends. Mary Cullen won the women's race.
*Video of Alan Webb's 3:56 at New Balance Games

*NYTimes Recap
More Track action:
*Reese Hoffa Shots 21.31 in Germany
Jenn Stuczynski Vaults 4.70, Jeff Hartwig Gets 5th Win at Reno Vault Summit IAAF
Arkansas Results: Said Ahmed 3:59, Shaun Smith, Prince Mumba Sub 1:50

Tatiana Grigorieva Retires on Her Own Terms www.theaustralian
*Tatiana Grigorieva, Australian Pole Vaulter Hangs Them Up: "My personal ego is totally satisfied"
Grigorieva's medal on home soil made her a celebrity in Australia. Her medal, good looks and willingness to poise nude made her even more coin: "They thought we were boring. Now there are hot chicks clearing 15 feet, they want us"

In Case You Missed It: "In the history of track and field, I can't think of anyone doing anything comparable to what he did"
-Walt Murphy on the incredible
Delano Meriwether, who after becoming a doctor became a world class sprinter (and US Champ) at the age of 27, after not having been involved in track and field. Even more impressive is what the Meriwether has done off the track: from being the first black medical student at Duke, to providing medical care in apartheid S. Africa, to regarding material things as irrelevant. A must read.

This Weekend:
Reebok Boston Games:
Women's Mile Shaping up for 2007 Reebok Boston Indoor Games
*Mottram, Cragg set for 2007 Reebok Boston Indoor Games Next Weekend

British Team Named for Meet Next Week in Glasgow BBC

Link Fixed Great Matchup in 2 Weeks: Alan Webb to Race Craig Mottram, Bernard Lagat at Wanamaker Mile at 100th Millrose Plus Isibayeva in the women's vault in her US debut, and a competitive men's vault. Get your tickets now. Drop the Mary Slaney boycott. If you really dislke her you can boo her. Plus you can also boo Rojo as a Cornell 4 x 800 squad is entered along with Oregon, Nova, Gtown, Seton Hall and BC.

Great Matchup Next Month At USATF XC The USATF XC Nationals will be full of excitement not seen in over a decade as the fields are loaded and there will only be on male and female champion. Meb Keflezighi, Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall have all been confirmed as entrants.

More Ryan Hall: Ryan Hall Makes Page 3 of USAToday with a Photo (He'll Choose a Spring Marathon Soon) "The thing I'm most pleased about is that my preparation for the marathon has been really enjoyable. I've never enjoyed running more than the last couple of months. I love the long runs; I love doing the hard tempos; I love the volume. I think I'm made for the longer distances."
*Bob Larsen Says Everyone in the World Will Notice Hall's Run, Meb Hasn't Been to Altitude Yet

Ryan Hall Mania:
Ryan Hall surprised all of us with one of the most impressive and shocking performances in American distance running history by smashing the American record and running 59:43 a the Aramco Houston Half Marathon to pocket $21,000. He even shocked himself as even the best splits on his hand came out to 1:00:01 for the half.

Best Full-post race recap from David Monti
Houston Chronicle Recap
*Ryan Hall Photo Gallery
Video, Video Video:Click Here

In Case You Made the Terrible Decision to Not Come Here Recently:
59:43 for RYAN HALL
Yep, sub 1 hour in the half marathon for an America on American soil on a certified course. One of the
best American distance performances ever as Ryan Hall won the US Title, the Aramco Houston Half, picking up $21,000, to become the 9th fastest ever on a record certifiable course.
*Photo from Victah Sailer of
*Videos of the Race From the Flocast Guys Here

The Legend of Nick Symmonds: The DIII Star You Had Never Heard Of Until 7 Months Ago Opens Up in 3:56 Maybe he'll go undefeated this year. His time dropped a second overnight without him running a step.

Sick: London Marathon Does it Again: Tergat, Gebrselassie, Limo, Gharib, Baldini, Ramaala, Khannouchi, Keflezighi and More to Race in 2007 London never seems to rest on its laurels and is the most competitive marathon in the world for a reason.. Hopefully for once just as a goodwill gesture they can put this race on tv in the States. American Meb Keflezighi will test his skills against the worlds best on a flat fast course.
*Meb in the Mix at the 2007 Flora London Marathon

*Gebrselassie Out for Elusive London Marathon Title

*2007 London Marathon Preview from IAAFIAAF

*Boston Gets 2: Two-time Boston Champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and Two-time New York Champion Jelena Prokopcuka (World Marathon Major Leaders) to Run Boston
Cheruyiot won Boston last year and both runners want to stay atop the World Marathon Majors.

Photos Kip Keino Comes to Ithaca The legendary Kip Keino came to Ithaca, NY, the east coast home of See photos of the event including Olympic champ Peter Rono, Keino's son, Ian, and's Wejo, Rojo, and even JK.

Dean Karnazes Profile in the LA Times Quotes from's Wejo, and message board poster, John Morelock.
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

Sad News: CK Yang, Former Decathlete World Record Holder and Rafer Johnson's Rival, Dies at Age of 74 We're too young to know much about Yang but used to hear out dad talk about Yang and Rafer Johnson. Clearly track and field used to be in the public consciousness, and its sad to see the former world's greatest athlete leave us.

Boston and Chicago Champ Robert Cheruiyot Back Running Well after Chicago Fall, but Evans Cheruiyot Wins Discovery XC Race in Kenya Robert Cheruiyot will put his 2 Marathon Major win streak on the line in Boston.

Glasgow: *Glasgow 2007 Indoor Results
rnard Lagat Wins Representing America for the First Time in Glasgow and Says: "I'm very proud to be part of the American milers"
*Susanna Kallur Wins 60 and 60 Hurdles in Glasgow IAAF Recap
*Craig Pickering a Star? He Smashes Jason Gardener and Mark Lewis Francis in Glasgow Independent
*Swedish Team, Lagat vs Rotich Highlights Glasgow Meet

*Mark Lewis Francis, Jason Gardener, Kelly Sotherton Among British Athletes Competing in Glasgow Today

Weekend College Action:
Terrier Classic Women's Results
*Terrier Men's Results
3:59 for BU's David Proctor
*Notre Dame Invite Results

4:02 and 4:03 in the mile for two Notre Dame guys.
*Penn State Results:
*Women *Men

45 Year Old Ramilya Burangulova Wins ING Miami Marathon in 2:40, Teshome Gelana Wins Men's in 2:17, Both Pocket $5000

Tia Hellebaut Jumps 2.00m Before Homecrowd in Belgium IAAF

Asafa Powell Runs 47.46 400 in Jamaica to Win His Heat

Arkansas Reports Violations Regarding Lance Braumann They're giving up 3 scholarships and implementing some other sanctions.
*Lance Brauman Mail Fraud Charges Were Related to Tyson Gay Who Testified Against Him
*Former Arkansas Star Kyle White Has Replaced Lance Brauman

1 Race, 1 Champion:
Boulder 2007 XC! Abdi Abdirahman Eyes American Record at 10k, Olympic Marathon Team in 2007 27:22, 1:01:07, 2:08:56. No American has run as fast in one year at the 10k, half marathon, and marathon as Abdirahman did last year. He's hoping for bigger things in 2007, including a trip to Mombasa, Kenya (where he lived for most of his childhood) and the World Cross Country champs. Abdi gives his views on why so many African runners are successful, poverty in Africa, the resurgence of American distance running, and even the conflict in his native Somalia.

Kenya Signs 15 Million Shilling ($213,000) Endorsement for World XCs, but May Still Be $498,000 in the Hole

Former S. African National Cross-Country Champion Jacques van Rensburg Engaged to Elana Meyer

Roman Sebrle Speared by Javelin, Lucky to be Alive

Nick Symmonds Ready for the Big Time at Reebok Boston Games The guy has never run on a banked track before. Unbelievable. He won 7 NCAA Outdoor DIII titles.

Mo Greene, Gail Devers Running 100th Millrose Next Weekend The veteran stars missed most of 2006 but its good to see them back in action. Plus Lagat, Webb,

New Zealand Outdoor Season Getting Underway Kim Smith is back in the States but she returned to action last week with a New Zealand 2k record in her first race back from injury. IAAF

Alan Webb Teleconference: Webb Eager to Kick Off Visa Championship Series at Reebok Boston Games
*Sara Hall Wants to Focus on the Mile in 2007

Deena Kastor to Run BostonIt is a strong women's field as she'll be up against defend champ Rita Jeptoo and two time NY champ Jelena Prokopcuka. And it'll be the only marathon you see live on tv this year if you live in America.
*Deena Kastor Unveils New Website
Check it out. Deena runs for Asics. So does Ryan Hall. Yet you all race in Nikes.

USA Track & Field Announces "Record" Coverage of Sport for 2007 But somehow the highlight of the year, the men's Olympic Marathon Trials in the media capital of the world, NYC, only gets 30 minutes of tv. That is 30 minutes less than a race you've never heard of, the Runner's Classic (a 10k race won in 30:24), got on CBS last year.
*Message board thread on this here.

Nice read: Colin Jackson Talks About Coaching, Nearly Torching Linford Christie's Business He's coaching Tim Benjamin and Rhys Williams, for free. He couldn't believe how good they were for being so bad. Guardian

Thanou Says She Will Compete Next Month After Being Away for 2.5 Years

UK Man on Disability Was Caught Running Marathon
Man Who Got £22,300 from UK Government in Disability Pay Goes to Jail after He Was Discovered Running Marathon BBC

XC Spain: Bekele over Bekele in Seville, Spain XC, Gelete Burka Wins Women's IAAF The Tergat and Geb "race" was just an exhibition.

Sad News: Olympic 1500m Medallist Maria Cioncan Dies in Car Crash

10 Years Later WADA May Finally Have an HGH Test
And the NFL Players' Union is against it. Sad. But the test still can only detect HGH use in the last 36 hours. The scientists remain behind the cheats although progress is slowly being made.
*Double Standard on Drug Tests?: NFL Players Seem to Escape Scrutiny
Mark McGwire is ostracized NFL drug cheat Shawne Merriman goes to the Pro Bowl.

18 Year Old Yang Feng Xia, John Kelai Win Mumbai Standard Chartered Marathon IAAF

Brian Doyle Wants to Be Able to Compete for Scotland and Ireland Times of London Seems like he should only be able to compete for 1.

XC Action: Kenya:
Catherine Ndereba Wins Kenyan Prisons Champs IAAF
*Unknown Private William Chebon Wins Kenyan Armed Forces Champs IAAF

Post of the Day.... A poster disects the pschology of well: Webb runs 3:53 - he is the second coming.
Webb has a rough period post-university - he's done.
Webb destroys the Olympic Trials - he's going to beat El Guerrouj
Webb doesn't make the final - he's shit
Webb runs a great 10,000 - he can win the 5K...

After Struggling in 2005, Micah Kigo Emerged as a Star in 2006

David Millar Cleared on French Doping Charges Even Though He Admitted to Doping Guardian

Matt Tegenkamp Talks About Ryan Hall's Run, His Winter Training He wants Hall to focus on the track.

Lengthy Look at Dueling D's Dibaba and Defar set women's running on fire in 2006.

Russian Andrey Silnov After World Record in High Jump IAAF

Hungarians Roland Varga, Sprinter Geza Pauer and Javelin Thrower Gergely Horvath Get Doping Suspensions

Paula Radcliffe Has a Girl The baby doesn't have a name yet. But it is the only baby's who's mom has run 2:15 in the marathon. Just in case that's not enough, dad Gary has 3:34 1500m speed. Hopefully, mom and dad aren't too late that the baby didn't realize worlds are in August as she came out 10 days late.
*Kristiansen: Baby Won't Stop Paula

*Radcliffe's Birth Proves She's A Big Star In Britain As Exclusive Rights To First Pics of Baby Have Been Sold To A Celebrity Magazine Just like the big movie stars.

Banned Kenyan Lydia Cheromei Blames Fertility Treatments For Positive Test An interesting defense as Cheromei tested positive in Feb 2005 and she did have a daughter in Feb of 2006. Or perhaps she got pregnant after realizing she was banned?

Ugandan Road Race Attracting Top Talent
Interesting as the article says the race has a budget of only $1,000 but it's attracting African 10,000 champion Moses Kipsiro and Commonwealth chamipion Boniface Kiprop

Good News: WADA to Ammend Drug Code to Reduce Some Aspects of Strict Liability People who cheat on purpose should be treated differently.
Bad News: German Athletes Skip Doping Tests With No Repercussions

Ryan Hall Om the Boards::
One of the greatest American road performances (non marathon) ever was Todd Williams 42:22 15k Gate River Run. Ryan Hall split 42:21 Sunday and then ran nearly 4 more miles (although William's course was tougher)
How Much Does Ryan Hall Make a Year?
*Can Ryan Hall Win World XC?
Did Your Local Paper Have Press Coverage of Hall? Not unless you lived in Texas.
Renato Canova, Jason in, Wejo, Malmo etc...input on Ryan Hall's 2007 10000m/marathoning potential?
*Ryan Hall Shouldn't Run a Spring Marathon Some want him to focus on the 10k instead. Some say he should run a marathon now, so he gets the huge appearance fee he deserves for his debut marathon. (Instead of the Olympic Trials marathon getting him for "free." He could run a fall marathon besides the Trials instead of course and the 10k at the Olympics)

Footlocker XCs:
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
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.
Tebo and Forys Neck and Neck, Hasay Expected to Repeat Check out the 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 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

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.
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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.

Osaka Marathon: Yumiko Hara's 2:23:48 Wins Osaka Marathon and Secures World Champs Spot IAAF

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson Run Impressive 400s in Jamaica IAAF

"In the post-World War II environment, athletic pursuits generally and running in particular were considered frivolous and limited primarily to schoolchildren and male college athletes who crossed their last finish line and promptly quit the sport."-Jim Hage talking about Bill Bowerman and Men of Oregon

9 of 10 Convicted in Long Beach Beatings, Including World USA Junior Team Member It was an ugly crime and aftermath in LA. A horrific "hate crime" beating, newspapers not identifying the victims (over the age of 18) or witnesses because they feared for their safety, witnesses being intimidated, and protestations the wrong people were convicted. And to mix things up a bit, the assailants were black and female.
*More on Convictions and Protestations of Innocence from LA Times
*Tragedy for All Concerned in Long Beach
*Message Board Thread

Japanese World's Spots on the Line at Osaka Marathon on Sunday IAAF

Thanou to Compete at Greek Champs Next Month

Greek News: Costas Kenteris and Thanou to Be Tried on Perjury Charges in Athens Doping Scandal
*Greek Athletics President Vassilis Sevastis Suspended 2.5 Years for Covering up Doping

Some Colorado Track Members Booted off the Team

A Look at British Track and Field Athletes Chances in 2007 Guardian

Nigerian Hurdler Josephine Onyia Says She Will Not Jump Ship to Spain

Britain's Andy Turner Has Sights on Worlds Final in Osaka in Hurdles Times of London

Kenya Leading Standard Chartered $400,000 Greatest Race on Earth Marathon Series

French 1500m Who Had Flown From US Busted with HGH The only way you're going to get caught with HGH is by the cops as there still isn't a good test for it. Basically any athlete in the world could dope with it with impunity.

You Decide: Who Were the Best Marathoners in 2006? Deena or Berhane? Geb or Cheruyiot? We let you vote at the link above.