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-Australia's Criag Mottram who nearly called it a season last year after finishing 15th in a 3k, then 17th in a 1500. In his next race, he did the unthinkable, he beat  Kenenisa Bekele.

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

European Indoor This Weekend:
*Eurosport European Indoors Men's Preview

*Women's Preview

*European Indoors Ten to Watch

*Christian Olsson and Kajsa Bergqvist Out of European Indoors

*Andy Turner Out for Gold in Hurdles at European Indoors Guardian
Kelly Sotherton Says Carolina Kluft Could Lose Pentathlon at European Indoors

Running Times Founder Phil Stewart Talks About Merger with Runners World

Less Than a Month to World XCs: Kenyan Team Arriving at Training Camp for Worlds
*Kenyan Coach More Worried With Eritrean Men at Worlds Than Ethiopia
*$280,000 Will be Given Away at World XCs

WCSN Coming to Some Cable Companies

Previous European News:
Jason Gardener Wants European Win, But His Wife is Expecting This Weekend as Well
Ryan Scott Has His Shot at the Big Time at European Indoors in 60 Times of London
*Mo Farah a Big Fan of Paula Radcliffe He's a smart man.
*Dave Collins Says Don't Put Too Much Emphasis on European Indoors
Hometown Star Kelly Sotherton Feeling Pressure of European Champs Guardian
British Team Named for European Indoors

Mark Curp Audio and Video Interview He had the American half marathon record for 21 years until Ryan Hall's amazing run.

American Vaulters Brad Walker and Toby Stevenson Now Training in Australia With World No.1 Steve Hooker and No. 2 Paul Burgess

USATF Indoors: Results
Sunday: Alan Webb, Nick Symmonds Get Their First Indoor Titles
Looks like Webb is tryiing to learn how to race tactically for the first time in his life which is good.
*Scott Raczko's DC Elite Gets 2 Wins at Indoor Nationals

*Day 2 Recap from USATF

*Day 2 USATF Indoor Quotes

Boston Globe Coverage: Carl Lewis Worried About State of Track and Field but Wants to Help Promote it More

*Boston Globe Takes a Lengthy Look at Indoor Circuit

*Culpepper Wins Mile at Nationals (Boston Globe)

*Matt Tegenkamp Wins His First US Seniot Title With 3k at 2007 USATF Indoor Track and Field Champs

*Flanagan and Tegenkamp Win 3k Titles, Culpepper Gets Mile at USATF Indoors

*USATF Day 1 Indoor Recap

*USATF Day 1 Indoor 2007 Quotes

Nicola Sanders Hoping for 400m Gold at European Indoors
*Britain's Jenny Meadows Has Gone Sub 2 Now in 800 and Says She Has Faster Times In Her Legs
British Sprinting Rivalry Developing

Geb Was Crushed by His London Run Last Year, but Is Totally Focused on Redeeming Himself This Year IAAF

Gail Devers, Isinbayeva Competing in Paris on Friday IAAF She may skip USA Indoors.

More on Ritz Skipping Worlds: It Wasn't an Easy Decision We know that but he was the one guy most of us really wanted to see in Kenya. Cross country is his best event and he's skipping the world champs. Boulder Daily Camera

59:43 for RYAN HALL
Yep, sub 1 hour in the half marathon for an American 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.

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
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

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.

"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.

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

Drugs, Drugs, Drugs:
Balco II is Here

In case you didn't know the drug testing in the major sports isn't too effective. Pharmacists and doctors all over America were arrested yesterday in a new huge steroid scandal. NFL, MLB players, and boxer Evander Holyfield are implicated along with the Pittsburgh Steelers' team doctor who ordered up $150,000 of HGH on his private credit card. Workers at one of the pharmacists had cards on their desks with their lawyers' phone numbers, clearly showing these companies were worried about the legality of their practices. Short Recap at link above.
Longer Recap from Albany Times Union
*Doctors Reap Tons of Money from Prescribing Drugs
*Unrelated but in the news: Barry Bonds' Camp Has Never Disputed Steroids Evidence in Game of Shadows Book

USA XC Prediction Contest Recap Common folk don't have a chance in our contests. US Steeplechase champ, Lisa Galaviz won our women's contest. An ex CU Buff, pregnant with the two future operators to this website, won the overall contest. All winners get a a Gift Pack

JoggersWorld buys Running Times Seriously we think Runnersworld magazine has improved recently. Usually 1 article worth reading plus Ed Eyestone.
*Message board thread
* Gets Unsolicited Buyout offer

Kenyan News: Paul Tergat Believes Kenyan Team Can Sweep Medals at World XCs
After Failing at Trials, Junior Star Veronica Nyaruai, Is Invited to Kenyan Camp for Worlds
*Leonard Mucheru, Currently a Man Without a Passport, as Kenyans Have Seized his Bahraini Passport Until he Gives Back His Kenyan One

World's Best 10k: This is the richest non marathon in America. Results only
*Lornah Kiplagat Wins Easily over Meseret Defar

*Gilbert Okari Does it again Okari is incredibly good and earns his money the hard way, by winning the top road races in N. America. In 2006, he won Cherry Blossom ($6,000) , Bay to Breakers ($37,000 thanks to the totally disproportionate equalizier bonus and $5000 for being 1st over a hill), Bloomsday ($7,000), Crescent City ($5,000), Vancouver Sun Run ($3,000), and Falmouth ($10,000). But in 2006, he only finished 2nd in the richest road race in Americam, the World's Best 10k ($15,000). He rectified that on Sunday by winning in Puerto Rico and picking up $25,000 to start the year. He was 8 seconds off of a $15,000 bonus. The guy might be the most overlooked runner in the world.

Russia Women Win Yokohama WomenÂ’s Ekiden over US The US women sent an all-star team of sorts but came up short versus a very strong Russian team.

USA Collegiate Conference Action:
Arkansas Men, Tennessee Women Win SEC
Big 10: *Minnesota Women Win Their First Big 10 Indoor Title
Wisconsin Men Win 7th Straight Big 10 Title
*Men's Results

Women's Results
Heps: Princeton Men Win a Close One, Cornell Women Dominate at 2007 Indoor Heps Michael Maag's
with a 3 pointer at the buzzer. Can someone from Alaska, Nevada and Wyoming please click here
*Heps Indoor Results

Heps Video:
*Women's 800 *Men's 800 link fixed
*Dave Pell in High Jump *Men's DMR
*Women's 3k
Big 12 Texas & Nebraska Men Tie, Yes Tie, Sub 4 for Manzano, 3:04 for Baylor
*ACC Fl. State Men, Va Tech Women Win
*Fake Pac 10s Boulder XC Coverage
Kastor Dominates, Culpepper Upsets
A NewDay for US Cross Country
It was a momentous day in US cross country history as 10,000 spectators poured onto the Boulder golf course to witness the return of a single champion at the US championships. Alan Culpepper got the come from behind victory that could define a career, and Deena Kastor put on a clinic, showing she is still the best cross country runner in America by a longshot.
*Splits from all the races
* Video of the Men's Finish nd Culpepper Pumping His Fist
Great Flocast Videos:
*Men's Race *Women's Race
Photos: Women's Race Photos

(Other races coming soon)
Denver Post Coverage:
Culpepper, Kastor Get Titles
Boulder Running Reputation Solid
Incredible: 10,000 Fans Turned Out
Support of Fans Touches Kara Goucher
Boulder Daily Camera Coverage:
*Boulder Does it Self Proud
Culpepper Feels Right at Home
Deena Kastor Dominates
*Race Results Weekly Recap of 2007 USATF XC Nationals
Boulder 2007 Preview No more hype, no more talking. It's time to lace them up and race so we've got our prerace preview and picks.
*Boulder 2007 Fan Predictions
*Jordan Hasay Ready for Junior Race
Wejo in Boulder: The Buzz In Boulder? 'Who's Going to Win' That's what everyone wants to know and it's refreshing to be in a town where people actually care.
*Alan and Shayne Culpepper Balancing Family and Running
Thusrday: Gouchers Ready To Go
*Adam Goucher Profile:
In an in-depth LRC profile, Adam Goucher talks about his current fitness level, his thoughts on 2006, his goals for 2007, the end of 4k xc, his relationship with Mark Wetmore and even what it's like to pass Cragg Mottram in a race. (Goucher is 31, not 32 as re originally said in the article)
*Kara Goucher Interview: The American set PRs at 1,500, 3k, 5k and 10k last. She has since upped her training by at least miles per week and is expecting big things in 2007.
*Meb Issues Statement on Pulling Out He got a cold and London is the focus.
*Ritz Ready to Rumble, Says the Course is In Great Shape
Jorge Torres Ready for Battle in Boulder
*Meb Keflezighi is Out
Alan and Shayne Culpepper Speak
Alan talks about the showdown in Boulder, the most disappointing year of his professional career, returning to the track, the economics and professionalism of the marathon, Mary Wittenberg, and the good 'ole days of American distance running- which are now. Shayne talks about 10 minute miles, the 1500m, the advantages, (and disadvantages) of being forced to take time off from the sport, and the incredibly strong women's field assembled for the US champs this weekend.
If somehow you're not excited about this weekend's race watch this: Trailer for Showdown Race DVD Released
(click on trailer)
*AJ Acosta Running Junior XC Nationals This Weekend
LRC Deena Kastor Excited to Return to Her Roots Before she was America's greatest marathoner, she was America's greatest cross country runner and she's returning to her XC roots this weekend. In an depth profile of America's greatest female runner, Deena explains why she was 'disappointed' with 2006 despite being #1 in the world in the marathon, and how she is training harder than ever. Plus she talks about the Boston Marathon, Shalane Flanagan, Ryan Hall and even
*Deena Kastor Profile in Ventura Newspaper
Racing more is the plan in 2007.
Gouchers Ready for Happy Return to Boulder for XC Champs It's hard to believe, but Adam says he didn't really become a pro until moving to Oregon and training under Alberto, "One of the main changes for us was becoming professional athletes". Boulder Daily Camera
Pete Julian, The Man Behind Boulder 2007 If everyone in the world was like Pete Julian it would be a much better place.
LRC Ritzenhein Ready to Battle in Boulder
One of the greatest American XC hopes ever is ready to take on all comers in Boulder at the US championships. He talks about the race in Boulder, his 2006 season, his marathon debut, running more mileage, his relationship with Mark Wetmore, Ryan Hall, his plans for 2007 and whether he intends to run the Olympic Marathon trials.
Interviews with the Culpeppers, the Gouchers, Sara Slattery (who is now officially out of the race with a hot spot on her foot.
*Meet website here.
*The snow is melting (photos of the course from Brad Hudson's Boulder Performance Trainng website) and the forecast is for warmer temps for the middle part of the week but possibly more snow on the weekend.
*Other Boulder Profiles:
Abdi Abdirahman and Shalane Flanagan

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.

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.

World Marathon Majors Teleconference Full Transcript The race directors reveal London will be on tv in the States (no details announced), talk about the Runner's World Running Times merger, and about the LA Marathon (not by name) not paying its bills on time.

Cure Wejo's Navicular Stress Fracture

Business School Research Project Looking for Runners to Give Feedback You can Win Free Running Gear for Filling Out 4 Surveys

Fundraiser for Amber Galvan, Daughter of Olympian Liza Galvan

Thumps Up (Or Should it Be Down): The Los Angeles Marathon Has Finally Paid Out Its Prize Money from 2006 A race of this stature should be embarassed for operating in such a fashion. The 2007 race is this weekend.

$70,000 Up for Grabs at US Women's Marathon Champs Which are a Part of Boston Marathon There is a world marathon majors press call today. Hopefully, there is some news on London being availalable to be watched in the US. Boston is on OLN.

DIII With Some Love: Lynchburg Gets Its 10th Straight Conference Title As Their Coach Gets His 60th Crown

More Weekend Action We Didn't Report Yesterday: Asafa Powell's Relay Squards Come Up Short in Jamaica IAAF
South American XC Champs Recap IAAF

World XCs Approaching:
Ethiopia: Tadesse Tola Surprises at Ethiopian XCs

Moses Mosop Wants to Beat Bekele at World XCs
Kenyan XC Trials: IAAF Recap: Moses Mosop and Florence Kiplagat Win Kenyan XC Trials

*Kenyan XC Trials Recap
EA Standard

*Eliud Kipchoge Named to Kenyan Team Despite Dropping Out at Trials

Photos: *Senior Men's Photos at Kenyan XC Trials
*Senior Women's Photos at Kenyan XC Trials

*Junior Race Photos at Kenyan XC Trials
Europe: Lebid and Inzikuru win at 30th Almond Blossom XC

Woman Who Had Cervical Cancer Surgery This Month Wins Cowtown Marathon

Paula Radcliffe Hopes to Return to Racing in June, She is only 2kg over Weight Isla will probably be running by then too.

Korea 2011 World Bid Could Be Hurt by Lack of Top Notch Athletes

Paris Indoor Results: Gail Devers 4th
*Paris Indoor Recap

*Isinbayeva to Skip European Indoors

China and Russia Seens As Favorites over US in Japanese Ekiden on Sunday We think the author is overlooking the extremely strong US team. If this US team doesn't win, one may never get it done.

Boston Gets Deeper: 2005 Champ, Hailu Negussie, and ChasingKimbia's (and 2006 Runner-up) Benjamin Maiyo and 2004 runner-up Robert Cheboror Join Boston Field

UK's Chris Thompson Out of World XCs With Injury BBC

Bekele May Run World Cross