Quote Of The Day

"After more than 6 months of recovery and training, I am so excited to race again."

- Deena Kastor, who will race this Sunday in Chicago at the Shamrock Shuffle 8k. 

LRC's The Week That Was We do our best to cover a busy week in track and field: Free training advice from Ryan Hall, Kara Goucher wins, why a toilet is a genius marketing move, 95-year-olds kicking butt, and a Japanese legend retires. Plus, water cooler talk from Canadian runners on the plane to Amman and more.

Excited For World XC At LetsRun.com
*10 Years After Tergat Last Won Senior 12km XC Gold For Kenya, Teams Fly Out With High Hopes It's hard to believe a Kenyan man hasn't won the long course XC title since Paul Tergat.
*Don't Worry, The XC Course In Amman, Jordan Was Rerouted To Avoid An Ant Hill!
*2010 Cross-Country Worlds To Be Held In Poland And More Announcements From IAAF Meeting
*IAAF's World Cross-Country Page

Monday Interviews
*Distance Gala Weekly Interviews Trevor Dunbar
*Brief Chat With Gate River Champ Amy Yoder Begley
*T&FNews Interviews Pole Vault Champion Brad Walker

Good Article On Charismatic Geb In Los Angeles

Marathon We Missed: 2:11:01 Course Record For Mutai In Monaco

Great Performances At Tokyo Marathon
LRC Beautiful Tokyo Marathon Photos
*Japan Running News Tokyo Recap
*Kipsang And Nasukawa Win Tokyo Marathon
*IAAF Recap And Top 10 Results From Tokyo

Providence, RI Runners Pat Tarpy And Patrick Moulton Have Great Weekends *Pat Tarpy Beats A Bunch Of Kenyans And Ethiopians To Run 29:18 Road 10k *Moulton And Many Others Break Course Records At National Marathon - Wash Post *Results *More On Moulton's D.C. National Marathon Win
Moulton to his coach halfway through his Sun Trust National Marathon record-breaking win: "I'm not feeling too good." D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty ran 3:25:46 for a big PR.

Other Marathons
LRC Rome Marathon Photos
*Big Upsets At Rome Marathon Relative unknown (not to mention the race rabbit) Benjamin Kiptoo runs 2:07:17 for Italy all-comers record.
*Overturned Disqualifications Add Drama To Johannesburg Marathon

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?


Recommended Read: Charles Van Commenee Continues Posing Handsomely And Talking Big
Australian Federation Putting Pressure On Their Berlin Athletes Run faster!

The World According To Seb Coe: Wants Dwain Chambers To Disappear
*Positive News: Dwain Meets With UK Athletics, Will Sign Sworn Statement On His Drug Statements

There Are Other Sports Out There? Trouble For Some Champs
*Pat Summit's Streak Snapped As Tennessee Vols Lose In First Round Of NCAAs
*Armstrong's Collarbone And Comeback Suffer Bad Break

Incredible: 62-Year-Old Japanese Man Breaks Record With 52nd Marathon In 52 Days

Chicago 2016 Organizers Hope Pres. Obama Will Go To Denmark To Fight For Another Summer Olympics In USA

Highlights From Eventful Australian Championships

LRC: 68:29 For Kara As The Wheels Come Off; Lel Powers Past Gharib And Cheruiyot; Wanjiru Crushed! *Photos Here
*Press' Lisbon Recap
LetsRun.com Previews And Predicts A Potentially Historic Lisbon Half Marathon

Bolt, Dwain Chambers & Seb Coe (?)
*Seb Coe On Why He Is Positive Usain Bolt Is Clean
*Daniel Bailey Training With Bolt, Tied Bolt In First 100m And Looking For World Medal
*IAAF Relents, Dwain Chambers Breathes Easy (Pun Intended) *Still Want Dwain To Cut Ties With Conte
*Seb Coe And Friends Hold Their Nose At Chambers Even bigger news is that USATF wants to go after Dwain for writing that a huge chunk of America's 2008 Track Olympians were doing illegal performance enhancers, too.

Oregon Preview Recap

UK's 26-Year-Old Mark Lewis-Francis Has Had Big Ups And Downs In His 100m Career *Watch Mark Lewis-Francis' Biggest Moment

Kenya News:
*Tough Conditions For Early Season Kenyan Track Meet Asbel Kiprop won the 800m in 1:47 and the steeple was won in 8:55. The steeple was almost cancelled after the fire company refused to bring water for the pit.
*Team Kenya Ratcheting Up The Mental Intensity Before Heading To Amman
*Kenya's Ndiwa, 2006 Junior World XC Champ, Fights Back After Bouts With Malaria, Typhoid And Foot Injury

Some Of Last Weekend's Results

Sun Trust National Marathon, 1/2 Marathon
Tokyo Marathon Top 10
Rome Marathon Top 10

Arizona's Dave Murray Distance Carnival

Northridge Spring Break Open
Oregon Preview

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 "You gotta choose your battles. So for me, that battle is the marathon in Boston."

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

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