Quote of the Day

 "Everyone on the starting line (at the Olympics) dreamed of winning, but only one won – but this is not important – the journey was what was important. Dream big, but let your dreams inspire how you live today. Dreams should not be about the end goal, but rather about day to day living."
- American marathon star Ryan Hall, speaking to a high school writer prior to his recent 15km run in Florida. We saved the quote for the unveiling of the site as it talks about living the dream.

NCAA D1 Fields Released
Men's Field - It's official; German Fernandez is skipping the meet. 18 teams in men's DMR causes havoc as in most events only 14 men got in compared to 17 in most women's.
Women's Field

Sad News
Trackshark.com May Be Shut Down Due Lack Of Support From Wasserman Media
All we can say is we're fortunate we didn't sell to them when they tried to buy us last year.

Good Reads:
1. Fantastic Read: Brief Chat With OK St. Coach Dave Smith Find out what German Fernandez will be up to in the coming months and get the skinny on the locker room talk about the LetsRun.com Ryan Gregson vs. Fernandez debate.
Insanity: 15-Year-Old Jamaican Boy Man Runs 10.42 While Reigning World Junior 100m Champ Doesn't Even Qualify For Final With 10.75!
Full Text Of Doug Logan's Project 30 Response
Logan is charging full steam ahead with changes in USATF.
Victor Conte Says Chambers' Mgmt. Team Mailed Him $10,000+ Check For Drugs In 2002 The question is, did managaer John Regis know his client was on an elaborate doping regimen?
5. Galen Rupp Did 3 x Mile In 4:30, 4:27 And 4:17 After Running 3:57 In The Mile
6. Ryan Hall Talks About Enjoying Olympic "Failure"

Mark From Flotrack Blogs About USATF Indoor Meet In Boston

Steph Twell Easily Wins Low Key Meet Great Britain XC Trials We started off the week by upsetting our friends in the UK.

Doug Logan Officially Reacts To Project 30's 69-Page Report & Proposes Paying Athletes $15,000 For PBs At Olympics The new USATF head is horrified only 13.7% got PBs in Beijing. We're horrified that USATF basically pays athletes almost zero currently.

Kenyan XC News
*Kenyans Moses Mosop & Florence Kiplagat Hope To Be 1st Husband-Wife Medallists At World XC
*Noah Ngeny Wants Kenya To Take Paul Tergat And John Ngugi To Amman To Inspire The Runners

Nagoya Marathon
*Yoshiko Fujinaga Wins in 2:28 As 2000 Olympic Champ Naoko Takahashi Calls It A Career

*Fujinaga Returns To WChamps After Running In 1999 As HSer
*LRC: Photos From Naoko Takahashi's Last Marathon In Nagoya

UK Column: Defending The Jogger

Rupp Finally Goes Sub 4: 3:57.86!!! *Video

European Champs, Chambers Saga, And van Commenee
*Victor Conte Says Chambers' Mgmt. Team Mailed Him $10,000+ Check For Drugs In 2002
*Van Commenee Gives Dwain Chambers The Boot From GB Berlin 4x100m Team
Way too early to be focused on 2012 in our minds.
*UK Athletics Chairman Comments On Dwain Possibly Being Suspended For Dishonoring T&F
*Athletics Weekly Euro Day 3 Recaps
Informative recap.
*Van Commenee Not Impressed With GB Medal Tally In Torino
Russia wins 10 golds to UK's 2. We know one of the UK's golds is tainted by a former drug user, the question is how many of Russia's 18 medals are tainted?
Steve Cram On Mixed UK Performances - And Reception - At Euros

Liu Xiang News
Liu Xiang And Surgically Repaired Achilles Tendon Arrive Back In Shanghai
*Targeting London 2012  
Otherwise "I wouldn't have had this surgery."

International Road Results
*Prokupcuka And Worku Win Windy Paris Half Marathons
*Kyoto City Half Marathon Results
*Hunter-Galvan Wins Inaugural Disney Princess Half Marathon

Blogs, Stars And Interviews
*Great Blog From America's Best Athlete Bryan Clay

*Read A Little About One Of The Most Dominant Groups In The Country: Baylor Bears Men's 4x400m

International News
Steve Ovett To Assume High Profile Role In Advising Australian Olympic Hopefuls

*Rwandan Distance Runners Bail On Amman To Collect Paydays
If the US economy is in the tank, we're guessing Rwanda's ain't too rosy..
*Irish Sport Mired In "Turf Wars"

European Indoors Day 3 *Results
Men's Recap: Sebastian Bayer's Beamonesque 28'6.75" Steals Show The 2nd longest indoor jump in history means his PB has improved by 22+ inches this year alone. Unreal. *Video Of Unreal Jump
*Bayer: "Right now I cannot tell you how I managed to jump that far."
Borzakovskiy Runs 25.00 Last Lap To Take 800m
Dwain Chambers' Comeback Keeps Rolling As He Crushes Field To Win 60m Gold
A Happy Chambers Talks After Big Win
Chambers Sets His Sights On Bolt
Pickering Labels His Euros A Disaster
*Rui Silva Gets 3rd 1,500m Title At Age Of 32
*European Athletics Recap Of Great Final Day
Women's Recap Mariya Savinova
got a surprise world lead of 1:58.10 in the 800m as Turkey's Anna Alminova got the win in the women's 3k as former Providence star Mary Cullen got the bronze. In the HJ, Vlasic lost another big meet as he 42 meet streak of 2.0 meters came to an end.
*UK Chief Van Commenee Rues Missed Medal Targets
Britain only got 4 medals thanks in part to Marilyn Okoro's "naive" run in the 800. We say going out in 56 isn't naive; it's idiotic.
*Okoro Sees Silver Lining After 56-67 Blowup In Women's 800