With Shalane Flanagan "My husband and I are the team right now. He's taken on a major role. He gave up his profession, in a way, gave up working in TV to help me."
LRC Boards: Coach Cook
shares his thoughts on what happened with Flanagan and Donohue
Goumri And Rothlin Added To Stacked RAK Half Marathon Field
* Q&A With Neely
Spence * More On USA Cross Junior Champion Neely Spence Spence was definitely overlooked as the junior XC champ this weekend as Meb, German and Brown got all the attention.
Preview: Lagat vs. Baala In Mile, Dayron Robles Opener
Aufdemberge Upsets Sean Wade And De Reuck Dominates USA Masters Half Marathon
Russian Bronze Medalist Heptathlete Tatyana Chernova
Good News: Certainly a reversal of the disturbing trend around the country of cutting track. Guilford College ADDS Men's & Women's Track * Former
Athletes, Including Herb Washington, Helped Fund New Track In Flint,
Reebok: * Meet Website * Results * Photos * Video Interviews
LRC: Willis Kicks Past Solares As Webb Fades, Flanagan Runs AR But Loses, Gallo Shocks Women's Mile Field, Rupp Runs Fast But Loses, Nick Symmonds Wins And Goucher Wins Again Event by Event recaps
LRC: , Video Interviews: Nick Willis Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Lindsey Gallo, Galen Rupp and Alan Webb, who said he "thought he had it (the race) won" 1,000m in.
LRC: Photo Gallery 1 Victah Sailer
LRC: Photo Gallery 2 US
* IAAF Recap
* USATF Recap
* Flanagan Gets US Record But Loses
* Stuczynski Gets AR In PV
* Pre-Race: Goucher Getting Used To Boston
Stuttgart: * Defar Runs 8:26, Lagat Runs 7:35, Ismail Runs 1:45, Kaki 2:16 Ismail, the Olympic silver medallist, beat the last two Olympic 800m champs in his race and Kaki beat Baala, who ran 2:17. * IAAF Recap: Defar & Kaki Shine As 8 World Leaders Set
F amed Olympic, Stanford Track Coach Payton Jordan Dies Jordan was a great coach, meet promoter, and athlete (World Record holder in the 4 x 110y in 1938 and he also ran a 14.35 100m at age 80).
*"The greatest thing is the relationships and friendships I've gained
through athletics, and the rapport and mutual respect I had with my
fellow coaches." San Francisco Chronicle Obituary On Payton Jordan
*"For all its warts, it's one of the wonderful ways to bring vitality into the world." LA Times Obituary On Payton Jordan
* Payton Jordan Walked With Purpose mercurynews.com
* Stanford Article On Payton Jordan " He's a rare person. Payton had the rare ability to captivate people,
to inspire people to expand their wings and expand their limits. You look at guys who were coached by Payton and you see how
they treat their wives, treat their kids or run their businesses. These
are the examples of Payton's influence." - Stanford coach Edrick Floreal on Payton.
* Share Your Memories Here
Recommended Read: Great
Flash From The Past: Mike Powell On His 1996 Olympic Heartbreak
Reebok Boston Is Saturday And We've Got You've Covered * Meet Website *TV Reminder: 4-6pm Sun ESPN
LRC: Full Event-By-Event Preview Who says we don't like the sprints?
LRC: A Fan's Guide To The 2009 Reebok Boston Indoor Games: Men's Mid-D & Distance Events The action on the men's side is unreal as there is a 1k to die for with
Boaz Lalang, Nick Symmonds, Christian Smith, David Krummenacker and Duane Solomon. That's 3 Olympians, a world champion and and world championships
team member all in one
race. The return of Alan Webb in the mile - and he's matched up with bronze medallist Nick Willis. A fantastic college mile led by Jeff See and 10 others that all want to break four. A men's 2 mile where Galen Rupp will have his hands full with Ethiopians
LRC: A Fan's Guide To The 2009 Reebok Boston Indoor Games: Women's Mid-D & Distance Events An expected American record attempt by Flanagan in the 5k, Kara Goucher in the 3k, a rematch of the Olympic Trials top 2 in the 800 and a great high school girls mile. LRC! 2009 Reebok Boston Games Press Conference: Kara Goucher And PVaulters Ready T o Shine A $25,000 bonus has been added for an
or world record in the pole vault. Goucher's press conference was full of insight into her Boston marathon plans.
2016 Olympics * Spanish
Sports Minister Asserts Obama Should Not Make Chicago A Favorite For
2016* Rio de
Janeiro Claims 2016 Olympics Would Help South America
Recent Results * Vlasic Clears 2.01 In Malmo, Sweden Indoor Gala * Dmitrik And Beitia Take HJ Titles In Czech Republic* Sprint Recap
From Vienna Classic
More Meb News: Meb Joins Elite Field In Lo ndon - Men's Elite Entrants
BBC Catches Up With Ricky Simms; Bolt's Manager Is A Busy Man He also represents Ohuruogu and Leonel Manzano .
Cram On British Media Obsession With Dwain Chambers Soap Opera LetsRun.com is officially
obsessed as well as we gave the drug cheat a big thumbs up in our Week That Was.
Drugs: WADA And INTERPOL To Join Forces To Combat Drug Cheats* Roger
Clemens' DNA Found On Syringes Held By Trainer - Defense Calls DNA Evidence
"Fabricated" Clemens' lawyer should hang out with Marion Jones'.
Natalya Dobrynskya On
The Trappings Of Being A Ukrainian Gold Medal Winner
Holy Sh** Japanese
60-Year-Old Runs 2:36 Marathon, An Age Group World Record
We find First US Woman World #1 In Discus, SB-T, Outlines '09 Goals Stephanie Brown-Trafton's story amazing and wish her luck in '09.
News From Around The World * Wanjiru Wins Season Opening Half In Spain * Asafa Powell To
Compete Down Under In February* Mara Yamauchi
Moves To Third On UK List With 68:29 Half Marathon Win* Craig
Mottram Update: Achilles Injury Has Greatly Limited Him* Filbert
Bayi And John Walker To Host Dinner In NZ Commemorating One Of The Greatest
1,500m Rivalries Of All Time* Vivian
Cheruiyot Excited To Compete Indoors For First Time* Pickering
Avoiding War Of Words With Chambers, Says He's Going To Worry About Getting
World Steeple Record Holder Shaheen Is Back As Stephanie Twell Falters Shaheen beat European champ Sergiy Lebid while Twell got beaten by Aniko Kalovics.
Millrose Games Was Friday * Meet Site * Events/Results
* Lagat Wins 7th Wanamaker Mile
* Kara Goucher Pleased With Her Dominating Women's Mile
Star-Ledger: New Jersey's Jill Smith And Bobby Andrews Win Millrose HS Titles * Lap-By-Lap Boys Photos * Lap-By-Lap Girls Photos The UVA-bound Andrews was sensational over the last lap as Smith got her 2nd straight win. * Dyestat Recap Of HS Miles At Millrose
* Random Minnesotan Upset That Kara Goucher's Family Plans Made News
LRC: Our Brief (And Incomplete) Millrose Recap
NY Times: Lagat Wins Mile At Millrose, Tying Coghlan's Record
Reuters: Hooker/Lagat Light Up Millrose
IAAF: Hooker Gives WRecord A Scare
* Post-Race Quotes Via USATF
Dick Patrick On Lagat's Historic Wanamaker Attempt A win on Friday and he is co-chairman of the boards with Coghlan with 7 titles.
* Eamonn Coghlan Thinks Lagat Will Tie His Record
* Brief Chat With Millrose Miler And Boston Hope Kara Goucher Her
range is pretty incredible but then we remembered Geb was a world indoor 1,500 champ.
* Will Olympic PV Champ Hooker Compete In A Tuxedo At Millrose Games?
* Beijing Experience Changes Hooker For Better
* Lagat Going For 7th Wanamaker Title * Lagat Gunning For Number 7 Universal Sports * Excerpts From Wanamaker Mile Competitors' Press Conference USATF * Candid Interview With Adam Nelson - He'll Throw At Millrose On Friday IAAF * IAAF Offers Preview Of Top Millrose Competitors Across All Events
Geb And Tergat Run Together With Youths In Kenya A great photo of them together.
Michigan Swimmer Emily Brunemann Tests Positive For Masking Agent
News From The UK *Her 5k time was 21:05. Paula
R. Departs The Pyrenees, Heading For 8 Weeks In Albuquerque* 22-Year-Old
UK Sprinter Craig Pickering Ready To Fly Despite Funding Cut* Mo
Farah Heads Home To Compete Following 2 Months In Kenya* Twell
Takes Home Minor XC Title * Construction
Progresses For London's 2012 Olympic Park
NYRR Empire State Run-Up Is On Tuesday Millrose isn't the only event in NY this week as runners will race up the Empire State Building.
Week That Was We give a thumbs up to Lisa Koll, the nation known as the USA and more. We give a thumbs down to Stanford, a Manhattan shot putter and wonder if Jeremy Wariner really could break 1:50 for 800. Then we get ready to cheer on Cornell in the Millrose 4 x 800 for the Millrose Games.
Masters Running Performance Of 2009 * Hartshorne
Mile Recap and Results Better late than never, but these performances deserve coverage. 41-year-old Jim Sorensen flew to Ithaca from California and ran a 4:17.08 mile on a flat track, closing in 59 to the delight of the crowd. 43-year-old Alisa Harvey of Virginia ran 4:55.70 to run sub-5 as a master for the 3rd time at the Hartshorne race. * Hartshorne Mile Preview Recommended Reads: * After you read this article, you will forever be sure that Marion, despite what she says on "Oprah," knowingly took illegal drugs to aid her performance. New Testimony Released From Marion Jones Trial * Twilight
Of The Mountain God Rick Trujillo After top performances at New Balance Games, two of America's best milers discuss their upcoming seasons. Brief Chat
With Rob Myers And Steve Sherer Weird News * Unbelievable
Story Of A British Long Jumper Diving Naked Off Roof * Shocking Development: Geb Cheated Out Of Marathon World Record In Dubai? * "Free
Running" Curbs Crime In UK NCAA A Letsrun.com visitor wants to make sure we don't get too excited about Fernandez's 3:56.50, especially when compared to Kenyan youngster Adding
Some Perspective To German Fernandez's Performance Matthew Kisorio. We looked up the all-time world indoor lists and Fernandez's performance in the mile is 67th all-time (as of 2008). In case you missed it and wonder where the NCAA record holder for 10k has been. Lisa
Koll Opened Up After Long Break With 9:09 3k More Fernandez Mania:
German Fernandez Gets Some Love From Steve Cram : "He is no stranger to adulation on home soil and, if he can cope with the expectation levels, making the US team for August's world championships in Berlin should be a realistic target."
* German Fernandez Gets Some Love On IAAF Site
* Fernandez Gets Some Love From AP
102nd Millrose Is On Friday * Entrants/Schedule
* Travis Padgett Gearing Up For Pro Debut Padgett says he wants the 60m world record this year.
Interesting Read: At Age 33, Amy Acuff Hooks Up With Long Forgotten Former Famed Arizona Coach Bob Myers To Try To Revitalize Career After Olympic Flameout
* Inside Track: Acuff's Big Apple Farewell
Visa Championship Series Kicks Off Friday With Famed Millrose Games At MSG
* Pick Who You Think Will Do Well & Win $2,100 In Visa Pick-N-Win Fantasy Game
Fantastic Read: A Brief Chat With British Miler Neil Speaight This is a great read. If you think being a pro runner who has run 1:45 and 3:38 is full of glory, read this. He is 30, lives hand-to-mouth, lives at home and wonders if it's still worth it after being left off the 2004 team. But then again, he's never done it for the money.
Aviva International Is On Saturday In Glasgow Between US, Sweden, Germany
* Steve Cram: Long Road To 2012 Starts In Glasgow
* Athletic Writers In UK Face Dilemma: Do They Cover Obscure Meet & Dwain Chambers Or US, Sweden, Germany Team Clash?
* Mo Farah's High Altitude Stint In Kenya Comes To A Close He trained with Benjamin Limo and Micah Kogo.
Christine Ohuruogu To Run At Irish Indoor Champs On Feb 7-8
Belgians Try Valiantly But End Up Off Podium In Pro XC In Belgium
Eritrea's Teklemarian Medhin Upsets Micah Kogo In Spain In crazy weather that had 60 mph gusts of winds, the Olympic 10k bronze medallist Kogo finished 2nd.
Olympic Pole Vault Rematch Between Lukyanenko And Hooker To Take Place At Sydney Track Classic On Feb. 28
Second Race In The 2009 Education For Girls Series Takes Place In Ethiopia
Martin Fagan Beats Andres Espinosa's Course Record To Win 3-M Half Marathon In 1:01:05 A 4:18 5th mile gave him a lead which he never relinquished. His McMillan teammate Andrew Lemoncello was 3rd in 1:01:51
Wrong Turn May Or May Have Not Cost Kenyan Victory At ING Miami Marathon In the end, Moroccan Benazzouz Slimani got the win in 2:16, which he said he would have gotten regardless.
Bolt, Are You Training?
Walter Dix 3.75 For 40m
Rob Myers Wins Battle With Sherer And Blincoe To Capture New Balance Title In 3:59 Blincoe, who was the only guy that went with the rabbit, was very disappointed after the race as he was hoping for the meet record of 3:54. Myers talks about training with new coach Ron Warhurst.
* IAAF Recap Of New Balance Pro Action
XC Results From Belgium - Kenyans and Ethiopians Dominate
Lance Surges On Final Day A nd Passes First Test On Comeback Trail
Uganda's Isaac Kiprop Wins Regional Half Marathon
What Is Missing In Greek Athletics?
Pro News Yoko Shibui Finally Runs A Conservative Race And Destroys Osaka Field According to Brett Larner's fantastic race recap, Shibui broke away at 30k, running 16:11, 16:33 and 7:02 (last 2.195k) to run a beautiful 2:23. She's jumping and laughing with joy after the race like she had
run a step. Back in 2001, Shibui ran the fastest ever marathon debut for a woman, and in 2009 she may contend for a medal in Berlin, where she has run 2:19:41.
Will Wanjiru Be Shooting For Geb's Record In 2009 Berlin Marath on? Both Geb and Wanjiru claim they will be running Berlin in September, but it seems too good to be true. Hopping between Bahrain and Kenya does not seem to work out well for most athletes. Youssef
Saad Kamel (Greg Konchellah) Likely To Be Banned From IAAF Meets For 3 Years International Pro Action * High
Schooler Matthew Kisorio Takes Down Luke Kibet And Asbel Kiprop In Eldoret
XC * XC
Results From Belgium - Kenyans And Ethiopians Dominate * Uganda's Isaac Kiprop
Wins Regional Half Marathon * Ivan Ukhov Ups World
Lead In HJ To 2.34m * Rop
and Kiprop Win Nairobi Province Prisons XC Championships - Leaders veered off course but
recovered. * Italian
Slimani Wins ING Miami Marathon In 2:16
IAAF Recaps Pro
Action At New Balance Games American Rob Myers wins mile in 3:59. Pamela Jelimo Is Named Kenya's Sports Personality Of The Year For Women - Wanjiru Gets It For Men
A Look At The IAAF Indoor Season The season gets underway at Millrose next week. No indoor worlds until 2010.
Big Upset In Jr. Ethiopian XC Race The silver medallist from worlds loses to an up-and-comer.
Rene Herms Died Of A Heart Attack
These Should Inspire You
Meet The Unbelievable Kelly Jaske * Latest Jaske Thread She didn't run in high school, she didn't run in college. Now the 32-year-old Harvard law school grad is banging out 100+ mile weeks and just got 2nd in the US Half Championships while working a full-time job. Plus:
She was amazingly 3rd behind Jaske in Houston. For someone who no longer considers herself elite, De Reuck can still perform with the best. Poignant
Brief Chat With 44-Year-Old Super Mom Colleen De Reuck
New LRC Usain Bolt Boston Celtics Photo Gallery The world's fastest man was in Boston Friday night with front row seats at the Celtics game. LetsRun.com was on hand as the Celtics won their 17th straight, and Bolt got the lead in the
press recap of the game: "After racing within a game of tying a team winning streak, the
Boston Celtics were all abuzz -- with talk of a famous face in the
front row. Olympic
gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt watched as the defending NBA champs
won their 17th straight and improved to 25-2 with a 125-108 victory
over Chicago on Friday night."
End-Of-Year Looks Continue
* Kenya: Kenya's Track Women Finally Come Of Age 2008 certainly will be remembered as the coming of age of the Kenyan women as they got their first-ever Olympic golds.
* Britian: Usain Bolt Is Michael Johnson's Athlete Of The Year Johnson writes a good piece and also gives his theory on why Bolt celebrated in the middle of the 100m .
* USA: Running USA's Ryan Lamppa's 10 Best Moments In US Distance Running In 2008 Ryan Hall's 2:06:17 or Shalane Flanagan's bronze? Which is #1?
*Britian: The 20 Best Sports Pics From The UK Include One Great One Of Usain Bolt
* IAAF: Combined Events Year-End Review
Nice IAAF Profile Of Falk Cierpinski Is Ruined By Fact There Is No Mention Of His Father's Drug Usage Falk's story is an interesting one, but any story in 2008 should talk about how his father was really a drug cheat who won two Olympic golds.
Berhane Adere And H. Gebrselassie To Defend Dubai Marathon Titles On Jan. 19th
LRC: Foot Locker Prediction Contest Results The computer has done its calculations and it should have done them sooner. LetsRun.com's Wejo comes in 2nd place in the unofficial men's results.
Foot Locker Nationals Turns 30 In Historic Fashion
* Girls' Results * Boys' Results * New Foot Locker Photos LRC Girls: Jordan Hasay Gets Bookends In Thrilling Race
The girls' race featured the last three defending champs for the first time ever and it did not disappoint. Unheralded Allie McLaughlin made the race, opening up a big lead and nearly pulling a Rudy. Last year's champ
Ashley Brasovan led the chase and caught McLaughlin in the last quarter mile and appeared to be on her way to victory but Hasay, who won as a freshman, was not done yet. She stormed back the final 200m to get the win to go out just like she started her high school career - on top. Read the recap above and watch this video if you want to see the * Girls' Results . * Excellent Video (no chop) of the final part of the girls race. Well worth a watch. LRC Boys: Solomon Sails Maryland's Solomon Haile crushed the field as expected and LetsRun.com fan favorite Trevor Dunbar (the guy who ran a ~ 9 minute 3,200m on a snow-covered track) was an impressive second. Plus one of the runners drops the word "repose" in his post-race interview. * AP
* Boys' Results
* Video with no choppiness
On the boards: A ton of threads on Solomon Haile's age. Maryland officials cleared him to compete after talking to officials in Ethiopia, but Wejo is curious about the excuse of having the Coptic calendar having him 21 years old (???)
LRC's World Famous Boards: Has Nike's NXN Ruined Footlocker's Nationals? * Trevor Dunbar wins Foot Locker H.S. Division * More Impressive than Hasay's win is that she has a 4.83 GPA How is this even possible?
LetsRun.com Rojo's Tour of China, Part 1 - Hanging Out With Usain Bolt Rojo went to the Puma Party put on for Usain
Chinese dancers putting on their best sorority girl imitations, and then Rojo going 1-on-1 with Bolt. Rojo actually asked Usain about moving up to the 800m. Bolt hinted the Jamaicans want him to run the 4 x 400m. More importantly, Bolt apologized for visiting Facebook instead of LetsRun.com.
2008 real,- BERLIN MARATHON - Watch Video Highlight or Race Replay * Results * Photos
Haile G. 2:03:59!!! Mititenko 4th Fastest Woman Ever Haile Gebrselassie made more history Sunday on the streets of Berlin. After going through the halfway point in 1:02:04, Haile continued to flirt with world record pace but was
stalked by Boston runner-up James Kwambai. Haile threw down the gauntlet the last 7km to dispatch Kwambai and just dip under the 2:04 barrier. On the women's side, German star Irina Mikitenko ran a brilliant race, running a negative split to smash the 2:20 barrier and become the fourth fastest woman ever.
* Geb: "I can go faster."
* The Science Of Sport Analyzed Geb's Splits As The Race Unfolded link fixed
* Geb's Record in Berlin Is His 24th World Record (or 26th depending on who is counting)
* Mikitenko Moves Into Tie in World Marathon Majors Standings Gete Wami must finish 2nd or higher in New York to move ahead. If she doesn't, they will be tied (and tied in the tie-breakers) so they might share the title. * W ashington Post Article on WMM
* Falk Cierpinski, son of Waldemer Cierpinski, 2:13 in Berlin
On the boards:
* Wanjiru's Olympics > Geb's WR
* Haile's Splits from Berlin ... how far could you run with him?? * Live Message Board Thread
USATF Task Force Report On High Performance Issued
We'll comment more later.
* Executive Summary
* Full report
* USATF CEO's Doug Logan's Comments * AP
Article On Project 30 Medals Report AP * "Change
Never Comes Out Of A Climate Of Comfort," Says Doug Logan Washington Post * Project
30 Task Force Critical Of Athletes, Agents, Coaches And Management Of
USATF NY Times * Thread On
Project 30 Task Force LetsRun.com Van
Commenee Officially Takes Over UK Athletics Sorry Jamaica, according to their administrators, between the UK and USA, there won't be many medals left for other countries in 2012.
Drugs And Controversy: Whetstine was accused, by some, of massaging illegal substances into * Massage
Therapist Chris Whetstine Settles Lawsuit Against Nike, Employee Justin Gatlin, causing him to test positive. Then Whetstine was physically assaulted, allegedly, by a Nike employee. * Dwain
Chambers Unaware Drug Positive Barred Him From Olympic Competition
There was so much going on this weekend we're picking our top 5 news stories of the day (the rest are below): * Wanjiru
Drops Out Of Cross-Country Race We're not sure if he planned on dropping out at 8k or not. The article doesn't seem clear on that. * Haron Keitany Runs
3:33.96 1500m In Belgium * Kelly
Sotherton Accuses Lyudmila Blonska Of Drugging On The Track During
Olympics * Amy
Rudolph (53:25) And James Carney (43:31) Win Pensacola 15k * Pensacola Double Bridge
15k Writeup * Article
Comparing Michael Phelps With Henry Rono Outlandish comparisons aside (Phelps has 14 Olympic medals, it seems like his career is going just fine), the amazing story of Rono running his 13:06 5k world record the night after a serious bender is worth a read.
USATF XC: Results *Updated Photos
Meb, Emily Brown And German Win!!! German and Emily put on a clinic on how to dominate. Meb got the win by less than a second over a fast closing Tim Nelson. Video of men's finish *
Message Board Thread With Updates
News: * Cathy
Freeman Back Running To Cope With Brother's Sudden Death Her brother, Norm Freeman, died last year in a car accident and Freeman has started running to help deal with the loss. Freeman : "It's nowhere near as intense, but I feel happier, alive. No, I'm not making a
comeback. But there's no doubt about it, once a runner always a runner." * World Marathon
Champion Luke Kibet Set For London And World Champs In '09 * LA Marathon Prize Purse
Announced Winner of men vs. women challenge takes home $125,000!
Lots Of News From UK * Simeon
Williamson Looking To Become Fourth Brit Under 10.00 After Training Stint With
Bolt * UK
Writer: Dwain Drain Must Be Stopped * Van
Commenee Confident He Can Bring Big Medal Haul For UK In 2012 * Heptathlete
Jessica Ennis Coming Back From Fractured Ankle * Donna
Fraser On Top Of European Ranks At 36
Other Results From The Weekend * Results
From Durban, South Africa Meet * World
800m Indoor Champ Tamsyn Lewis Focusing On 400m * Ohuruogu Beaten In
60m and 200m In Low Key Irish Meet * Kenyan
Runners Dominate Hong Kong Marathon New men's record. * Italy Tops
Finland In Dual Meet
New Balance Invite: * Results
Robby Andrews Runs 2:22.28 To Smash Alan Webb's 1,000m National High School Record High School 4 x 400 Record Also Set Day 1 of the 2 Day Meet was a great one as the Tennessee women also ran the #2 time in the collegiate DMR.
* Rojo Talks To Webb About Losing His Record * Tennessee Women Run 10:56.40 For #2 Time Ever In DMR*
New Balance Invite Results
* Photos Of Winners From New Balance Meet