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A Rare Honest Admission From A Top Athlete:

“When these top competitions come, the tension in my body also increases. I really get nervous and that is why I have not been able to do well.”
-Gregory Konchellah Yousef Saad Kamelsays Kamel commenting on his past failures at major championships. The two time winner of the IAAF World Cup is looking to improve his championship record starting today at the 2008 World Champs. His father, Billy,  was a two-time world champ at 800.

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IAAF Previews: Men *Women
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*IAAF Day 1 Preview
The only finals are the men's and women's 60m as well as the men's shot put. Preliminary rounds in the 3k, 800 and men's 1,500.
*Eurosport's Event By Event Breakdown For Men
*A Look At Kenya's Chances
*Youssef Saad Kamel Loking to Emulate His Father's Track Exploits
The son of 2-time 800 world champion Billy Konchellah has switched coaches and is hoping to finally perform well in a major championship after fading under the pressure in the past.
* Steve Cram's 10 to watch in Valencia No American makes his list but Jemma Simpson at 1,500 and Maria Mutola at 800 are included.
*US Athletes Ready To Compete
*Dwain Chambers Is Hoping A Medal Will Help Reintegrate Him Into Sport
*AP says Dwain Chambers to be focal point at opening day of World Indoor Championships
Uganda's Abraham Chepkirwok Begins Medal Hunt at 800m The 19-year-old was 4th outdoors in Osaka and may benefit from Bungei's withdrawal.
*Excerpts From Pre-Worlds Press Conference - Men's 60m Hurdles May Highlight
*With Yao Ming Hurt - China's Attention Now Shifts On Liu Xiang
*Nice profile of 18-Year-Old Phenom Abubaker Kaki We had this article up yesterday but figured it was worth putting up prominently in case you missed it.
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*Hoffa vs Cantwell in Shot at World Indoors Maybe they'll come to blows at the press conference to make it interesting. IAAF

*After 45.80 PB Canadian Tyler Christopher Aiming for Gold in Valencia

*Dwain Chambers Wants to Help Clean Up the Sport Times of London

*Former Head of WADA, Dick Pound, Now Defending Dwain Chambers Right to Run in Olympics
We've defended his right to run on the circuit this year, but have no problem with him being banned from the Olympics since that rule was in place before he was banned.
*Michael East is Back and Ready to Go at World Indoors Times of London

*British 800m Star Jenny Meadows Calls Kelly Holmes To Try To Learn How To Beat Maria Mutola
*Reigning 800m Champion Wilfred Bungei Pulls Out With Thigh Injury Athletics Kenya isn't sure if they'll be allowed to replace him just days before the championships

In Case You Missed it: The Incredible Heather Dorniden She falls 400m into a 600m race at Big 10s, gets up, and then the rest is history as the announcer goes nuts.

On the boards: Another Marathon Cheating Story - Women's Winner of Sarasota Marathon DQd

Guy Who Ran 3:02:26 at Little Rock Marathon Dropped Dead at Finish

LetsRun.com: The Week That Was We recap all that occurred in the last week in track including the richest race in history as well as the final Japanese Olympic marathon team selection race. We cap it all off by praising some of the heroes from the American collegiate conference action including LSU's John Kosgei, Wisco's Brandon Bethke, Minnesota's Heather Dorniden, Georgetown's Joanna Rogers, Cornell's Jeomi Maduka, Chris Curtis Vollmar and the Eastern Michigan men as well as D3 stars Erin Kelly-and Peter Kosgei.
*Page 2: Collegiate Stars Of the Weekend

Kenyans XC Camp To Start Wednesday With 33 Athletes For 27 Spots Several wild cards have been added. People who show up late will be booted off the team as Kenya is serious about putting forward a good showing to try to help repair the country's image.

104 Year Old Philip “Flying Phil” Rabinowitz Dies He reached his athletic pinnacle at the age of 100 when he set the 100m world record for 100 year olds.

4 Olympic Trials Qualifiers at Kaiser Permanent Napa Valley Marathon

Former Olympic Sprinter, Stony Brook All-American Roger Gill Dies in Car Crash

Irish 5k Star Marie Davenport Has a Baby Girl

Lake Biwa Marathon: World Champ Silver Medalist Mubarak Hassan Shami Wins in Lake Biwa Shami is the guy who celebrated too soon and gave away the 2005 World Half Marathon champs.

Stephen Kibiwot, Linah Cheruiyot Win Paris Half Marathon IAAF

Conference XC Track Action:
SEC: Results Arkansas men win again. LSU women. The most impressive performance was by LSU's John Kosgei, who may have emerged as a new star at the NCAA level. 3k and mile wins, going sub-4 for the mile win. (If you know of an athlete who had a super impressive performance in their conference meet email us.)
Big 12s: Recap: Texas Men Won by 2, Texas A&M Women Results Colorado Men 1,2,3,4 in 3k. Sally Kipyego double wins. Manzano mile and DMR wins.
Big 10s: Men's Results: Wisconsin Wins 8th straight. Minnesota Women.
More coverage from Big 10 Network.
On the Boards: The next big Wisconsin runner??? ....BRANDON BETHKE
He won the 3k and 5k.
Heps: Blog and Results Cornell men (Rojo's team) with the most impressive performance ever at the Heps. The Cornell women lost for first time in 6 years.
ACC: Results Virginia Tech Women, Florida State Men Dominate
All other conferences here
*McDougal Runs 7:54 Opener

Victor Conte: "Justice is certainly very important in this world, but so is forgiveness"
*Conte Says Let Chryste Gaines Compete

Official Sammy Wanjiru and Lornah Kiplagat Win $300,000 and Zayed International Half Marathon (the World's Richest Road Race)
pulled away from Fabiano Joseph of Tanzania. Kiplagat absolutely crushed the field (Geti Wami included). We can't believe more top pros weren't there. Next year we'll have the race pay us $100,000 and we'll do their publicity, get their elite field, and clean up afterwards.
*Message board thread

Wanjiru to Buy His Mom a Tractor With His Winnings

2008 AT&T USA Indoors: *Full Results Here*Event By Event Results Here
Thrilling Men's 800 Highlights, Rob Myers Proves He's Class of Men's 1,500 and Nicole Teter Takes Down Women's 800. Track races can't be any more exciting than the men's 800, which more than lived up to the hype and turned into an epic duel between KD and Nick Symmonds.
*Controversy in Men's Shot Put
Boston Globe The big story perhaps should have been Adam Nelson not making the team, but instead it is the feud between Cantwell and Hoffa. (We received news of Cantwell calling Hoffa a "f****** hypocrite" at the post-meet press conference) You'd think at this level, the guys or Nike or someone would make sure they have the 16 lb shot they want. Nelson won't compete for $40,000 at Worlds but did get $25,000 for winning the Visa Championships series.
*Day 2 Photos
*Winners Quotes From Day 2
Saturday: LRC Favorites Tegenkamp, Wurth-Thomas Win, Shannon Rowbury Surprise Winner of 3k
Matt Taylor's recap of the 3ks (and how boring the meet was) for Letsrun above
*Boston Globe Recap of 3k, 1500
It was Tegenkamp's first race of 2008, but he is at a level above the rest of the 3000/5000 m runners in America not named Lagat, and his class trumped the sharpness of his training partners as he led a 1-2-3 Wisconsin sweep, as he was followed by Chris Solinsky and Olympian Jonathon Riley (thread here). Wurth-Thomas blew away the field in the women's 1500, and Shannon Rowbury showed the benefits of training with Shalane Flanagan as she upset Jen Rhines in the 3k.

*USATF Recap: Favorites prevail Saturday at AT&T USA Indoor Championships
*USATF Wants New CEO by June 1, Weather Delays Caused Problems for Athletes

*Madison 1-2-3 at USATFs
Brad Walker Wins Pole Vault at USATFs
*Jillian Camarena Wins Her 4th Straight Indoor Shot Title
Photos of Day 1 of 2008 USATF Nationals
*Athlete Quotes - Day 1
*Post Race interviews