Quote Of The Day

"Go and bring us back our glory. I did it in my days and what makes you inferior? It is in your hands and I believe you can do it."

"It is true that we left a big gap when we moved on. But Kenya has been churning out new talent each day. Attitude has been an issue and now, that has changed, they are all focused and it is a good sign for the things to come."

- Words from 5-time IAAF World 12km Cross-Country champions John Ngugi and Paul Tergat, respectively, at the farewell ceremonies for the 2009 Kenyan squads. The Kenyans are hoping for their first individual men's senior 12km title since Paul Tergat in 1999.  

LRC Is In Amman Rojo: The Flight And Day 1 *Photos
Rojo's in the Middle East and already having a great time. In his first blog, he talks about wishing he were Canadian, getting pulled over by the cops, driving backwards on a highway, picking up a hitchhiker and trying to talk Bobby Curtis out of taking a cab to Iraq.

Amman World XC Almost Here

*IAAF's World XC Men's Preview
*Women's Preview
*Top 6 Ugandan Men Named For Amman Team
*Kenyan Team Sendoff Features Words From Cross Country Legends Paul Tergat And John Ngugi
*Steph Twell Ready To Rock And Roll In Amman
*More On Star Moses Kipsiro And The Ugandan XC Squad

Sprint/Jumps/Throws/Multi News
*Usain Bolt Trails Only Tiger Woods In Poll Determining World's Greatest Sports Star Tiger Woods single-handedly lifted the popularity of golf around the world, why can't Usain Bolt do the same for track?
*UK's Jessica Ennis Thinks She Can Medal In Heptathlon In Berlin
*Walter Dix In Contract Dispute With ICON We hope this super talent gets everything straightened out.
*Powell Hopes To Emerge From Usain Bolt's Immense Shadow It's amazing that Asafa Powell is practically a nobody compared to Bolt despite holding 7 of the 12 fastest 100m times in recorded history.
*3 Jamaican Sprinters And Jumpers Made Especially Big Waves In The NCAA Indoor Season
*Gerd Kanter Bests World Indoor Discus World Record Mark No one does the indoor discus, but any time you break a throwing record set by an East German, you deserve some publicity.

No-Brainer: Anna Friedrich Will Not Go After Golden League Jackpot There's no way anyone is beating Blanka Vlasic 6 times in a row! It has been far easier to defeat Vlasic in a championship event, considering she won about 42 competitions in a row before she lost out on her share of 1 million bucks last year before losing the Olympic competition.

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

Fantastic Read On Living Legend Roger Bannister On His 80th Birthday

Good Interview With Irish Half Marathon National Record Holder And Providence Alum Martin Fagan *In case you missed it: Fagan And Carlson Will Head To Ireland Next Weekend To Race Tergat

Drug Related News
*FIFA - Soccer's International Governing Body - Wants Nothing To Do With New WADA Testing Rules Neither would the NFL or NBA or MLB. Soccer shouldn't be an Olympic sport anyway because they already have their Olympics - most know it as the World Cup.
*Van Commenee Insists Dwain Chambers Cut Ties With Victor Conte
*Chambers Signed To Run Relatively Small Meet In Uden, The Netherlands A LetsRun visitor provided the links and some other facts about the meet. The Dutch all-comers 100m record is 10.08 by Leroy Burrell in 1994. The meet organizers felt Dwain had served his time and would add to their meet so he will receive the highest ever appearance fee at the small meet.

Update: Obama Plans To Stump For Chicago 2016 Word is Chicago 2016 is in trouble because it's all privately funded and with the economy currently in the tank, bettors are raising the odds versus the other government funded cities.

Most Of Japan's Berlin Marathon Team Members Have Been Named - See Their Profiles

News From Down Under
*Australian Federation Reverses Course, Will Send More Athletes To World Events, For Now They didn't send their 4 x 100m to the Olympics despite having qualified.
*Bad Luck: Aussie 4x400m Olympic Silver Winner Has Medal (And TV) Stolen While He Was Out What a disaster.

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

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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