Quote Of The Day

"I wouldn't be surprised if she broke 66:00, [compared to 2007, when she ran 66:57], she is in so much better shape now, she easily is a minute faster."

- Kara Goucher's coach Alberto Salazar commenting on his pupil's fitness heading into Sunday's Lisbon Half Marathon. Considering the world record is 66:25, we will be watching the results closely.

Great Ryan Hall Interview Hall talks about meeting with Toshihiko Seko, skipping CPC Half, and his training and thoughts leading up to his much-anticipated Hancock Boston Marathon debut. See our favorite quote at the bottom of this column.
*Message Board Poster Asks: Where is Ryan Hall?

LRC's Top News Stories:

1. LetsRun.com Previews And Predicts A Potentially Historic Lisbon Half Marathon Definitely the race of the weekend as Sammy Wanjiru, Martin Lel, Robert Cheruiyot and Jaouad Gharib will headline the men's race. On the women's side, American Kara Goucher and Jelena Prokopcuka headline the women's field.
*Salazar Claims Goucher Is In WR Half Shape
*Sunday's Lisbon Half Marathon Is Loaded

IAAF: "The Question Is How To Stop [Chambers] From Running" ... It Doesn't Look Good For Dwain *Collusion Against Chambers? Will His Book Sell? *Dwain Not Invited To Bolt's 150m Race

Olympic Great Said Aouita Being Pushed Out As Moroccan Coach *UPDATE: Aouita Fired

Tyson Gay Still Battling Injury *More On Tyson Gay From T&FNews

5. Constantina Dita Says Paula Radcliffe Can Win If She Stops Training And Racing Too Much
*Paula Pulled Out Of London In Early March

Tokyo Marathon Serves As Last Try-Out For Japanese World Marathon Team
*Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview
Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview

Rome Marathon Spotlights Incerti And Kirui On Sunday

World XC

Hall on his sparse racing schedule: What I love about running is training specifically for a race. I’m a very focused guy. My training is very marathon-specific, meaning that I’m not going to be great at 10Ks and half marathons, but I know that once I get out there for the marathon distance, I’m going to be in the best form possible because I’ve sacrificed fitness at 10K, even the half marathon, so that I can be totally A game for the marathon distance. That actually gives me more confidence than, say, running 27:30 a couple weeks before. I’d rather not go out and do that, in the same way that Khalid [Khannouchi] and some of these guys will go out and run 61 minutes for a half. I mean, [Marilson] Gomes dos Santos, he was coming off his 62-whatever he ran at world champs, compared to the year before, he ran 59-something and didn’t win New York, and then last time he’s in 62 shape and comes to New York and looks great. That’s been my experience, too. You gotta choose your battles. So for me, that battle is the marathon in Boston.

Joan Benoit's 10:22 3k At Age 52 Highlights 1st Day Of US Master's Championships And we love 95-year-old Bob Ward throwing the weight 21 feet and 65-year-old George Matthews chucking it 62 feet!

Apply For The RRCA Roads Scholarship Program Entries accepted until April 30 *Help Up-And-Coming Runners And Contribute To Scholarship Fund

Kwik-E Interview With UConn 800m Guy Mike Rutt Rutt has been in the shadow of Jacob HernandezTyler Mulder and Andrew

Nike Uniforms And Warmups Arrive Just In Time For Relaxed Kenyan XC Squads

Sean Wroe Runs 45.07 And Other Results From Australian Champs Day 2 *Results

Bolt Auctioning Off 3 Pairs Of Golden Spikes For Charity

Brief Chat With Masters World Champion Ralph Souppee "Most masters runners have some injury, I find. You only have to beat half the runners because the other half are injured."

Fagan To Race Tergat In Ireland, Keith Kelly Suffering From Knee Troubles

Interesting Article On Surprising Number Of Deaths In Horse Racing

Chats With The Stars

Bolt & Jamaica

Australian News

USOC And IOC Possibly Will Renegotiate Contract

San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Announces Relay Event

Johannesburg Marathon Is Sunday - Preview

Bolt To Run 150m Street Race In Manchester This May *British Duo (Not Dwain) Sign Up To Race Bolt

Kara Goucher In Great Shape Heading Into Lisbon Half, Salazar Happy For His Athletes' Success Salazar's clients are certainly running well.


NCAA Indoors
NCAA D1 *Heat Sheets/Schedule/Results

 *Start Lists/Heat Sheets/Results
NCAA D3 *Results

LRC: The Week That Was 2009

*Week 11: NCAA's, Gate River, what Eli Manning and Galen Rupp have in common.
*Week 10:
Last chance, European Indoor, D. Chambers and Diamond League.
Week 9: USAs, NCAA conferences, World's Best 10k.

Recommended Reads/Clicks

Ryan Hall Interview With Running Times

Great Article On Brian Sell As He "Runs Under the Radar" Heading Into Boston

Mo Farah With Great Training Advice: "You Have To Listen To Your Body."

Recommended Books

Running Within is a great book on the mental side of running, Says Wejo.

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