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LetsRun.com's Rojo talks about coaching at Cornell

Adam Nelson Getting Hypnotized Trying to Win Gold in Beijing "U.S. shot-putter Adam Nelson, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, is willing to try anything ó legal ó to win gold at this summer's games in Beijing."

British News
Micah Kogo and Irina Mikitenko Win Inaugural BUPA London 10000
The new race was held on the course London hopes ends up being the marathon course in 2012. The men's race proved to be very exciting as the Kogo ripped the 2nd 5k in 13:34 to defeat Zersenay Tadese, Mo Farah and Martin Lel. In the women's race, 2008 London champ Mikitenko won easily.
Brtitish Marathoner Mara Yamauchi Asks UK Athletics If She Can Stay At Home & Train She's comfortable training in Tokyo and doesn't want to go to Macau. We say let her do as she pleases.
British Marathoners Rally Around Radcliffe  
*Brit Hayley Haining Training In Case Paula Radcliffe Has To Withdraw From Beijing The 35-year old says she'll be ready regardless.

IAAF Golden League Is Coming:
Women's 800 and Men's 1,500: The IAAF examines the top contenders in the two middle distance vents eligible for the $1 million jackpot this year. The rise of Jelimo has been so sudden she isn't even mentioned.

Arkansas Columnist Calls NCAA Regionals An 'Unnecessary Evil'

15 Runners DQ'd In California Road Race For Wearing Headphones

Jana Rawlinson Diary: The Australian hurdler talks about what it's like to train in America at UC Irvine (Same track that Cornellt trains at on spring break). Apparently Irvine is the place to be as drug cheat world champion Christine Ohuruogu has also been traininng there. The highlight of the trip? A trip to Disneyland with her kid.

Paula's Good Friend Liz Yelling Talks About Paula's Chances for Beijing

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Weekend Action: *Results *Video Highlights
Hengelo: Pamela Jelimo 1:55.76, Geb Sub 27, Bekele Sub 13 It was expected to be an Ethiopian night in Hengelo, but 19 year old Pamela Jelimo emerged on the world scene in a big, big way with a stunning 1:55.76 800. Sileshi Sihine outkicked Haile G for the win in the 10k, and Kenenisa Bekele went sub 13 in the windy conditions. American Matt Tegenkamp ran 13:28.
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Irving Saladino Jumps Farther Than Anyone Else Has In the Last 14 Years
Shows how week the long jump has been that 6 men have still jumped farther.
*Video of Saladino's Jump
Great Interview: Jos Hermens Talks About Saladino, Haile Gebrselassie
He says Geb did NO speed work shorter than 2000m prior to the race.
On the boards:
Jelimo's 1:55.76 possibly the fastest clean mark ever?

John McDonnell Was Pushed out as Olympic Coach Because He Coached Too Many Foreigners Seems like they could have figured out he coaches foreigners before giving him the job. But McDonnell never has played the USATF game and he realizes what being an Olympic coach in track really means, "You're basically a baby sitter"
*John McDonnell Says He's Not Disappointed about Not Being an Olympic Coach
He said, "I have done what I wanted to do all my life, and thatís coach a college team. I was paid by the University of Arkansas, and thatís where my allegiance has been all along"

*Columnist Is Really Upset John McDonnell Got Kicked Out as Olympic Coach
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Tirunesh Dibaba To Go For World Record in 5k in Exxon Mobil Bislett Games on June 6th A year ago, her rival Meseret Defar got the record in the same meet and Dibaba is very focused on takeing it from her. The Russian 5k champ will rabbit.

Paula Radliffe Has Been Told By Some Specialist That Beijing Is "Impossible" - She doesn't care and is willing to take some risks.

The Heavyweights Will Finally Fight Tyson Gay & Asafa Powell To Clash At Crystal Palace On July 25th
*Video: Gay /Powell Talk About Upcoming Battle

Monday Bolder Boulder: They've got both USOlympic Marathon Trials champs.
*Deena Kastor Going for 4th Bolder Boulder Title
*Ryan Hall, Torres Brothers are US Team for Bolder Boulder

Paula Radcliffe Has Stress Fracture Still Hopes to Compete in Beijing She's the only woman toeing the line who could win not at her best.
*Mesage board thread
*Paula Is Frustrated, but Optimistic About Beijing www.telegraph.co.uk
Specialist Says Odds are Against Radcliffe Being Ready for Beijing www.guardian.co.uk

Great News: Three Cheers: IAAF Golden League to Be On ESPN, With Repeats on ESPN2, ESPN Classic IAAF This is the best running news we've heard ina long, long time. The top meets in the world will get a ton of exposure. The repeats on ESPN2 and ESPN Classic will hopefully bring a few new fans to the sport. We have no idea who negotiated this with Masback gone but they deserve major props. Somebody appears to get it. (The only bad news is that Pre and Oslo are the same weekend. Clearly, the IAAF doesn't totally get it)

Texas A&M Women Now #1, Men Fall to #3, LSU Men Now #1 Pat Henry is clearly making a big impact.

Mark Fountain Interview

300,000 Chinese Expected to Turn Out to Watch Liu Xiang Test Run at Olympic Stadium over Multiple Days in Beijing IAAF

1500m Update: Rowbury Has Gone from Obscurity to the Favorite, Alan Webb May Not Open Until Prefontaine link fixed