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"It was an awesome season. I broke down a lot of mental barriers on how I need to race.  I always thought I just needed to make the race and go from a long way out and break people.  Last year it kind of dawned on me that you can't always be the one who makes the race, and you have to have it at the end.  It actually came to fruition at the World Champs."
-American Matt Tegenkamp, on his 2007 season during which he was just .03 away from becoming the first American born athlete to earn a medal in the 5k at the world championships.

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Recap of Thursday's Great Action:
Indoors: Sweden: GE GALAN: Full Results 
*Sold Out Crowd of More Than 10,000 Watches 19 Year Old Abubaker Kaki of Sudan Run 2:15 1k, Lagat Runs 7:34
The kid who ran a 1:43.9 last year to win the All African Games is ready to run in 2008.  His splits were 25.4 – 27.1 – 28.1 – 28.7 – 26.5. He's going for the 1k world record on Sunday. He settled for the junior record on Thursday. Meanwhile, American Bernard Lagat continue his sensational 2008 indoor campaign with a comfortable win in the 3k. In the women's 800, Maria Mutola got the win in 1:49. In the men's 800, Dmitrijs Milkevics won the B race by 5 seconds in 1:46.09. In the A race, reigning world indoor champion Wilfred Bungei edged reigning Olympic champ Yuriy Borzakovskiy by .06 (1:47.16 to 1:47.22). In the women's 1,500, ex-Ethiopian Maryam Jamal edged current Ethiopian Gelete Burka in a 4:04 race.

Outdoors: Australia
Powell and Wariner Dominate Powell came in at less than 100% but started cautiously and let up 10m before the finish and still ran 10.04. Wariner put aside his opening loss at 200m, and quited the critics of his coaching change at least temporarily with a 44.82 400m. Craig Mottram pulled away the final 200m for the 13:11 win in the 5000, his 6th Aussie title. *IAAF Recap Here
*Andrew Baddeley Wins 1,500 in Melbourne

Powell Cruises to Grand Prix Record (With Photo) www.news.com.au
10.04 - Imagine if He Was Fit www.news.com.au
Powell Cuts to the Chase and Wins The Melbourne Age
Craig Mottram Runs 13:11 for His 6th Australian 5000m Title
The Melbourne Age
Mottram sharp in 5000m win www.news.com.au

fa Powell's Coach is Glad Powell Lost in Osaka He says Powell did not prepare properly in 2007 and that Powell's fundamental Christian beliefs had Powell thinking he could not be beat.
*Craig Mottram Wants to Know Where the Aussies Are

*Asafa Powell: "I would say I am the biggest deal in every sport there is"

Wednesdays Action: Isinbayeva Defeated for First Time Since 2004 by Svetlana Feofanova in Bydgoszcz

Texas News: Brian Sell Made an Honorary Texan as Hansons Brooks Sweeps AT&T Austin Half Marathon He'll have to start carrying a gun because being Texans ourselves we all know every Texan packs heat.
Well at least one does:
*Jeremy Wariner Thinks of the World Record Every Day and Packs Heat While Driving in Texas