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

$35000, Snow on Tap at US 8k Champs in NY
*Abdi, Torres, Famiglietti Headling US 8k Champs This Weekend

Blake Boldon Interview 4th at USATF 3k and then a 3:59 mile.

Moses Kiptanui Says Kenyan Worlds Team Needs to Be Mentally Prepared
*USA's Katie McGregor Pulls Out

8 Sub 2:08 Guys Running Rotterdam Marathon April 15th IAAF

World XCs Next Weekend:
*Russia, Australia, and New Zealand Arrive This Weekend for Worlds

*4 of 5 World Champs and 66 Nations at 2007 World XC Champs

Security Being Beefed Up in Mombasa for Worlds

First Ever: Ask Wejo: High Mileage Training, Evil Stop Watches, the NCAA Season, and Ryan Hall Weldon answers your training questions on AT pace (whatever that is), 140 mile weeks, and the collegiate racing season. Plus confidence, overconfidence, Ryan Hall's race in Jacksonville, and runners choking at NCAAs. All just an attempt to be more self-marketed than Dean K.

More on Devine Racing's Cash Crunch: Salt Lake City Marathon Cutting Back on Prize Money as It Has Not Paid Its Bills From Last Year They still owe $50,000 to a charity that provided volunteers to last year's race. How about scrapping prize money entirely and not taking a salary, until you pay the bills. Perhaps it won't make a difference because this year's money is going to last year's race.

Japan Announces Marathon Squad for World Champs IAAF

Chris Solinsky, Wisconsin's Quarterback

Abebe Bikila's and Mamo Wolde's Tombs Desecrated Punks exists in all corners of the world.

NYC Reebok Grand Prix Becomes Part of IAAF Athletics Tour (It and Pre Classic are Only 2 Meets in US With This Status) IAAF NCAA Basketball Hoops Contest Win a cool million. Yeah right. link fixed. Find group

Dathan Ritzenhein Out of US 8k Champs in NY With Injury

Is Football (Soccer) The Reason Britain is Not Good at Track and Field

Gate River Run:
Ryan Hall Says He Wasn't That Excited During Jacksonville Run
*Message board thread here

*6 for 6 for Meb, One for the Thumb for Deena

*Results *Video from Gate River Run There is a reason these two got Olympic medals in Athens, they are damn good. Deena Kastor put on an exhibition in winning her fifth Gate River Run in 47:20 just missing her American Record. And just as everyone predicted (ha ha right), Meb Keflezighi defeated Ryan Hall in a relatively modest 43:39 with Hall about 15 seconds behind.
*15k Play by Play

Moses Mosop, Kenya's Best Hope at Worlds

Frank Tickner Makes it a Clean Sweep at European Domestic Winter Titles With English Crown BBC

NY Times Profile on Karl Dusen Who Is Running NY 8k Econ grad with a job. Wejo, minus a decade, plus he was way better in college.

Charles Kamathi and Martin Mathathi Training at National Team Camp in Kenya But they're Not Running worlds BBC

Dwain Chambers Makes Hamburg NFL Europe Team BBC

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*Lengthy Josh McDougal Profile His mom was a runner.Plus he talks about facing Joe Walsh at nationals.
*Michael Spence No Longer a Surprise While you guys are bitching about not having a shoe contract he went out and made a World Cross Country team.

Ana Guevara Runs 50.68 on Her 30th Bday
*Ian Stewart Wants to Set Up Nicola Sanders in Her Run Up to Osaka

Dave Collins Pleased with Progress of British Squad, But There Still is Work to Go
Steve Cram Says There are 4 Medal Prospects for Britain
*Jason Gardener Looking to Outdoors After 60m European Title

Dr. Bill Stegemoller, Former Souther Indiana Coach, Dies

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

USATF News: Texas' Bubba Thornton and UCLA's Jeanette Bolden to Coach 2008 US Olympic Teams
*Drug Cheat Sandra Farmer Patrick Inducted into Cal State Hall of Fame (She's Also a USATF Board Member)
If you cheat just make sure it really works and then you can get a lifetime gig in the sport, hence stories like this:
14 Year old Inline Skater Busted for Drugs by USADA

In Depth Talk With USATF CEO Craig Masback from FloCast: 65 minutes with USATF's boss. At least watch it before you bitch . We haven't seen it yet but Mark of Flocasts says its good and its 3am.
*Part 2 Hardest Part of the Job
Part 3:
Poker (He'd better not knock our favorite sport)
Part 4: TV
*Part 5: Future Goals

*Part 6: Beer, Gambling and Women

Drug Testing Guru Don Catlin to Step Down as Head of UCLA Lab to Dedicate More Time to Research Washington Post In case you haven't realized the real bottleneck in drug testing is on the research side, so it might be better to have Catlin doing research full time. And until the pro sports or the Olympic movement get serious and pony up some serious cash ,there will be no HGH test, etc.
*Don Catlin Says Drug Testers Need More Money, Fortunately USADA is Loaning Him a Key Piece of Equipment
*Don Catlin Says Urine Test for HGH May Never Be Developed

Uproar in Kenya as World XC Team is Announced and Martin Mathathi is Named to Team Despite Doing Well at Trials Mathathi was taken off the team as a result.
*Kenyan Team Named for World XCs
*Japanese Team Named for World XCs

Paris Half Marathon Men's Results Joseph Maregu Wins in 1:00:22
*Women's Results

On the boards: Where Does Dean Karnazes rank in the pantheon of distance runners?

Sunday's Action:
Yasuko Hashimoto, 2003 Berlin Champ, Wins Nagoya Marathon in Relatively Modest 2:28:49
Final Day of Australian Outdoor Champs:
Sally McLellan Breaks 35 Year Old Australian Record in 100m Hurdles Apparently the Kiwis competing are upset they weren't honored at the awards cermony.
Asia: Bahrain Sweeps Women's Medal at Asian XC Champs

Trying to Get His Confidence Up: Alan Webb to Race a Dentist over the Mile We're just kidding.

Study on Olympic Marathon Trials Training is Published in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance Apparently not too many of them are on this:
*FDA Issues Severe Warning on Heart Attack Risks on EPO Drugs

NCAA Indoor *Results
Day 2:
Arizona State Women, Wisconsin Men Win Titles A stumble by Walter Dix in the 60 may have cost FSU the title, as Chris Solinsky locked things up by finishing 2nd to Lopez Lomong in the 3k. Leo Manzano got his firt indoor mile title to go with the outdoor title he had as a freshman, but the most dominating runner in the NCAAs is Sally Kipyego who won the 3k to go with her 5k title.
DII: St. Augustine's Sweeps Men's and Women's Titles at DII Indoor Nationals
DII Indoor Results
Lincoln Men, Williams Women Win DIII Titles
DIII Indoor Results
Day1 DI: Arizona State in Good Shape Despite Amy Hastings Only Finishing 4th in 5k Sally Kipyego dominated the 5k
Day 1 Recap:*
UNC Led by Brie Felnagle's Strong Anchor Gets Title and American Record 4:32 for Felnagle as UNC gets another crown. Stanford's Russell Brown had a great day, easily qualifying in the mile, then anchoring the winning DMR.
Chris Solinsky Gets Another Track Title After watching Friday's race it's apparent he's just better than everyone else.
Walter Dix Wins 200
*Day 1 Photos
DII, DIII Coverage at Trackshark

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 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.
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

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 Women’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.
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.
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.

Chasing Kimbia:
Every time we read this site wer'e impressed. There is a lengthy series on the homes of the athletes
Part I: Richard Kiplagat's home. They meet his sister Rose, whose life some of you helped save. Plus his daughter is freaked out the white people are out of the television.
Part I Video
Part II: Bows and Arrows for Security, Human Bottle Openers

On the boards: Post Nuptial Shutoff, Post Valentines Day Addendum

Road Scholar Deadline March 31

Boston Announces Elite Field: Deena and Boston and Chicago Champ Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot Headline IAAF

*Ryan Hall Writes About His Run at Gate Rvier Run

Connie Price-Smith and Stanley Redwine Named USA Pan Am Games Coaches for this Year

1st Ever Kip Keino Mile
May 13 Elite Athletes Wanted.  Certified
Track Mile. Or Come to the Kip Keino Dinner Open to the Public

This essentially human part of him is what he brings to the starting line every time. It's part of the struggle that defines sport. You may be battling superior opponents or you may be battling yourself, but there is an internal and an external component to each race, and without that, where would the fun be?"
-message board poster T. Rex with an incredibly insightful post on Ryan Hall

New Running Fiction: Irish Night First 2 Chapters Available Online from a Viewer.

Run for the Hills:
Man Punches 101 Year Old Women in the Face 3 Times, Throws Her and Her Walker to the Grown to Steal $33 from her Purse
Some are advocating hanging him if he's caught. Video above. Article here

Doping News: Remi Korchemny Becomes First Coach to Accept Doping Sanction from USADA
*WADA Applauds US Going after Doping Product Peddlers The US may
*Cycling Doping Probe Operation Puerto Dismissed in Spanish Courts But It May Not be Over

Ask Tegenkamp Round 2 Posted Proud to Announce:
*Kip Keino Mile Elite athletes wanted. We're in charge of getting athletes for the professional track miles. It should be a great weekend. VIP dinner with the legendary Kip Keino. Plus open, master's miles, and relays if you're interested.

Jim Estes, USATF Long Distance Program Manager, Clarifies Why USATF is Not Sending a Full Men's Team to World Cross Country

Help Yourself:
*Olympian Mark Coogan With a Ton of Core Strength, Light Weight Vides for Runners

Help Others:

*Navajo Elite Runners Started: Help the Careers of Brandon Leslie and Alvina Begay and Others
*Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest From Killing Kids

And You Thought It was Hard to Represent the US:
*Represent the US In a World Championship: USA Looking for Runners for 100k World Champs in Winschoten, Netherlands in September

* US Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Championships Looking for More Runners in 2007

Outdoor Action: Australian Champs Day 2 Joshua Ross Runs 10.08, Mark Fountain Wins 1500, So Does Lisa Corrigan
*Australian Champs Day 1 Recap IAAF

S. Africa: Morne Nagel 20.32 in S. Africa

Stanford's 6 Time National Coach of the Year at Swimming Suspended for Getting Pissed at Some Swimmers and Removing them from Record Books

Devine Racing Not Paying Its Bills Finally Hits Mainstream Press They say they'll pay an extra 4% if they don't pay within 90 days. Well they can start by giving Joseph Kahugu an extra $2600 as they are 90 days behind on him unless they pay today for his Vegas win. Chris Devine acts like they have been upfront with agents as to when people will get paid. If that's the case why were so many people asking us when they were going to get their checks?
*AP Picks Up on LA Marathon Not Paying the Bills

France's Hind Dehiba's B Sample is Positive

Update on Guy Swimming Amazon River We can't believe a croc doesn't eat him. Seriously.

Jordan Hasay Pulls Out of World Cross She's 15 and her parents are worried about the threat of terrorism or a street protest. When USATF issued guidelines to carry $10 or $20 to give to muggers, Jordan's dad decided she shouldn't go. Wejo (the hypocrite) still hasn't bought his ticket.
*Message board thread

Gov't Minister in Kenya Says World XCs Will be Safe

Cycling Continues Crackdown on Doping With Random Urine, Blood Tests and Teams Being Forced to Cough Up Thousands for Tests Times of London

The Pro Sports Continue to Take Billions of Tax Payer Subsidies While Abusing the Public Trust:
Another factor contributing to HGH's popularity: Leagues that ban it don't test for it. There is only one effective test for HGH detection, and it involves a blood sample."

-Sports Illustrated article looking at the drug raid last week that should shake up the sports world some more but probably won't. Also check out the Albany Times Union special section
on this.

European Athletics Bans Drug Cheats for 4 Years from Its Championships

Wacky News Items of Yesterday:
an Ran Half Marathon Barefoot in His Shorts Above Arctic Circle With it 35 Below (-31F) The guy is slightly tougher than Max King. He's going to climb Mt. Everest now with his shirt off.
Emily Field: Unheralded Runner of the Week, 3rd at USATF Indoors, She Ran a Marathon 50 Straight Days on Her Own Last Summer Yep, she pulled her own Dean Karnazes just to prove a point. Got to admire the determination. She's from Texas though, what do you expect.
Not Going to Happen:

Some Guy in Britain Wants 75k so he Can Train for the Olympics (And He's a 1:15 Half Marathoner)
You've got to give him credit though. He quit his job and is making a DVD.

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NCAA Indoor Men's Entries
*NCAA Indoor Women's Entries

Collegiate Action:
*Josh McDougal Runs 13:37 5k
2:33 last 1000. Pretty damn impressive.
*Cornell Wins IC4As 1st Ivy League team to win in 35 years. 1st win for Cornell in 77 years. And's Rojo got one for the thumb as Cornell won its 5th straight 4*800 title.
*UConn Wins ECACs

*Alex Wilson Day 1 Results: Texas 9:31 DMR Thanks to Manzano's 3:57
Manzano blew away Solinsky over the final 300. Rupp faltered after going out in 1:58.
*Notre Dame Alex Wilson Last Chance Results
UW Last Chance: AJ Nation First Collegian in 4:00 for Mile
Maybe he should have anchored the DMR instead of Rupp.

NACAC XC Results It's some quasi championship. The US men swept the top spots.

Attendance Was up at Kenyan XC Trials

Lueyi Dovy, 4*100m Medallist for France, Get Fine for HGH Charge

Believe In Yourself
"I read lots of stories about other sports, particularly American sports stories about people overcoming obstacles, and I'm fascinated by those sorts of things. Because that's what I do, that's the heart of it. Everyone thinks it's to do with the training … you can learn about the training in four or five books — it's written everywhere. It's the other stuff. Some people, no matter how much you tell them, they'll never be able to do it."

-Australian coach Nic Bideau (Craig Mottram's coach and Cathy Freeman's ex) in an
excellent profile

New Website: Ray Treacy has a nice group in Providence.. Plus read about Kim Smith passing out in the heat in Puerto Rico

Europe Getting Tough on Drugs: European Athletics Association Proposing Lifetime Bans for Drug Cheats
*UK Sport Not to Relax Missed Test Anti Doping Policy BBC

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
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*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