Quote Of The Day

"It will be better for the sports of track and field if someone break my records soon.  If my teammate break them, it will be even better."

- Legendary Toshinari Takaoka, the Japanese national record holder at 3000m, 10000m and the marathon, who plans to retire from elite competitions after the Tokyo Marathon next Sunday.

LetsRun.com's Week That Was This week we break down Galen Rupp's amazing performance at the NCAA meet and tell you how Rupp pulled an Eli Manning. We then tell you how one guy is being paid $50,000 for not making the Kenyan world XC team before introducing you to the 2012 Olympic triathlon champion.

Race Footage And Video Interviews
*Video Of German's 3:55.02 At Big-12 Championships
*Interview With Martin Fagan After His Irish Record Half Marathon
*Recommended Listen Watch: USATF's Gate River Run Video Watch how the race unfolds and see the inspired and thrilling performances put on by Fam and Tim Nelson.
Pre- & Post-Race Interview With CPC Champ Sammy Kitwara

List Of Team USA World XC Squads *USA Squads Ready For Amman The biggest names are on the junior men's squad.

Recap Of This Year's IAAF Permit XC Meets Without Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba, multiple winners basically didn't exist.

Times: Dwain Chambers Is Basically Screwed Turns out Berlin probably won't be letting him into the Golden League Meet. Plus Mr. Chambers thinks it's a good idea to go back to Victor Conte and Coach Remi K.

Takaoka To Retire In 2009 During his career, Takaoka-san owned the 3k, 5k, 10k and marathon national records (and he has only lost the 5k).

Cuban Copello Triple Jumps World-Leading 58'

South African Championships Feature New Steeplechase National Record

Road Runners Club Convention Coming Up In San Fran

NCAA D1 Indoors
Men *Results/Start Lists

LRC  Day 2: Rupp And Oregon updated Galen Rupp's victory in the men's 3k was so dominating it won't be appreciated. Rupp powered away from the field on the first lap and the rest of the runners waved the white flag as Rupp went on to win in 7:48.94, capping the greatest NCAA indoor meet ever by a distance runner. Rupp's weekend was one for the ages and led Oregon to the men's title. Jacob Hernandez won the men's 800 and New Mexico's Lee Emanuel was a surprise dominant winner in the mile.
*Video Of Last laps Of Mile, 800 From Saturday
*Arkansas' Chris Bucknam: "We'll have to go back and reevaluate a little bit." The Hogs got 8th.
LRC Day 1 Men: The Incredible Galen Rupp!!! The guy who used to not be able to close out races now is a monster. He closed the last 800 of the 5k in 1:55 and then came back and did the nearly unthinkable - outkicking the milers, including Ulrey by .72, to give the Ducks the DMR win. Rupp had 0 NCAA track wins before Friday. Now he has two and he's going for an unprecedented triple on Saturday. His sick double had never been done before. Recap, results, photo links, video interviews above. Interview with Derrick fixed.
*Oregonian On Rupp's Incredible Day *Video Of Last 400 Of DMR
*Arkansas In 3rd After Day 1 Ulrey: "They put me in position to do it and I let them down."
*Chelanga Can't Match Rupp's 1:55.3 Close *Live Blog From Oregon Ducks
*T&FN Men's Prediction - Oregon Edges Arkansas
*Oregon Paper Has Ducks Blowing Away Competition Interesting to point out that that Wheating has a blister.
*Galen Rupp Will Do Whatever It Takes To Give Ducks The Title Oregon women going for 1st-ever top 10 showing.
*Jacob Hernandez Hoping To Beat Wheating, Mulder And His Own Teammate Hernandez lost the school record to Tevan Everett.
*Oregon Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Way To Meet
*Rupp, Fernandez And Rojo Honored By USTFCCCA

NCAA D2 Meet
*Start Lists/Heat Sheets/Results

*DII Indoor Predictions

NCAA D3 *Results *Live Video Mile starts at 4pm.

Knee Injury Forces Steve Hooker Out Of Next Week's Australian National Champs: Two Weeks Of No Running And 4 Weeks Of No Jumping Are Coming Up


Unexpected News: Shalane Flanagan Highlights B.A.A. Invitational Road Mile During Boston Marathon Weekend Fairly big cash prizes will be offered for the road mile. Winner gets $3,000.

New Mexico's Lee Emanuel, 24, One Of 2 British Winners At NCAAs

Recap Of Nike Indoor Meet Distance Events

Study Of Chinese Athletes Shows Almost 25% Of Them Lied About Their Age To Gain Advantage In Sport Immense pressure to win cited as reason for huge percentage of Chinese athletes fabricating birthdates.

Good Recap Of All This Weekend's Action From Universal Sports

News From Japan
Japanese Legend Takaoka To Retire After Tokyo Marathon
*Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka Look To Join Tokyo In Hosting Mass Participation Marathons
World Champs Bronze Winner Ogata Hopes To Make 4th Worlds Appearance For Japan

NCAA D1 Indoors *Results/Start Lists
Day 2 LRC Bowman Stops Kipyego's Quest For History, Barringer Dominates And JJ Clark & Tennessee Win Sally Kipyego tried her best to get a record 10th NCAA title. She led every step of the women's mile except for the one that matters most, the last one, as Tennessee's Sarah Bowman past her for the narrowest of wins (video here). Bowman helped lead Tennesse and famed mid d coach JJ Clark to the NCAA title. Jenny Barringer put on a show in as her fabulous 2009 continued with an NCAA record in the 3k. Updated with Kipyego interview, last laps of 800, women's mile.
*Video of Last laps of mile, 800 from Saturday
Women LRC Tennessee, Kipyego And Hooker Make History The Tennessee women and coach JJ Clark smashed the world record in the DMR, Sally Kipyego got a record-tying ninth NCAA title with ease, and Destinee Hooker outdid them all by getting Aggie fans to cheer for a Longhorn with an NCAA record in the high jump. Recap, results, photos, video above.
*Barringer Deserves Praise For 3k Win
*Sally Kipyego Gets Record-Tying 9th NCAA Title In 5k
She'll go for the outright record on Saturday in the mile.
*Texas Tech Wonders: Is Kipyego The Greatest Athlete In School History?

HS Nationals - Have We Found The Next Galen Rupp?
*NSIC: FRESHMAN Lukas Verzbicas Runs 14:18.42 To Break National Record Then Comes Back And Wins 2 Mile In 8:57 Yes, that's right. A freshman now has the indoor national high school record. The kid is now going to take a break from track to do triathlons. *Message Board Thread On Lukas Verzbicas *5k Recap *2 Mile  *Jordan Hasay Runs 10:10

*NIN: Robby Andrews Becomes 1st Sub-1:50 Half Miler In US Indoor HS History
Solomon Haile Goes 14:22

City-Pier-City Half Marathon: Sammy Kitwara Upsets The King Haile G And Wins His 7th Straight Race!!! The women's race also had an upset winner as Catherine Ndereba was beaten. Martin Fagan ran great to capture Ireland's half marathon record from John Treacy. Watch the final 26 minutes of the Fortis City-Pier-City Half Marathon here.
*Pre- & Post-Race Interview With Kitwara

Gate River 15km
Fam Sprints To Gate River Win Over Tim Nelson Amy Yoder-Begley
wins the women's title over Katie MacGregor. *USATF Recap  *Top 10 Results

Other Pro News
*8:16 National Record Steeple Highlights Day 2 Of SAfrican Champs
*Seoul Marathon Recap - Moses Arusei Wins In 2:07.54 Robe Tola
got the win for the women in 2:25.37.
*Kenyans Win Japanese Corporate Half Marathon Championships
The race served as a World Championships qualifier.


NCAA Indoors
NCAA D1 *Heat Sheets/Schedule/Results
*Live Webcast On ESPN360 Starting At 8PM Most people won't be able to get ESPN360.
 *Start Lists/Heat Sheets/Results
NCAA D3 *Results *
Live Video

Other College Meets (Outdoor)
*Coastal Carolina Asics Invitational
*Northridge Invitational
Occidental Distance Carnival

HS Nationals

*Nike Indoor Nationals From Reggie
*NSIC From Armory

LRC: The Week That Was 2009

*Week 10: Last chance, European Indoor, D. Chambers and Diamond League
Week 9: USAs, NCAA conferences, World's Best 10k
*Week 8: Nature vs. nuture, Kenyan XC, RAK half, and an all-time record of sub-4 miles.
*Week 7: Rupp AR and where's Alan Webb's speed?

Recommended Reads/Clicks

Erin Donohue Dealing With The John Cook Drama

Dwain Chambers' Best Friend Christain Malcolm Talks About How Chambers Has Turned His Life Around Shocked to learn he was on drugs, Malcolm has forgiven him.

Back to Top