Lisbon Course Remeasured - Kara Goucher Sets World Record!

President Obama Announces New Education Initiative "More for youngsters," says Mr. President.

Doug Lowgan Announces New Half-Day Olympic Trials Schedule - Raises Medal Bar To 85 Lowgan: "We Americans certainly don't want to appear entitled, but anything less than 85 track and field medals would be a disgrace." *Update: Van Comeheretome Wants 86!

Drug News

  • Wejo busted for Viagra
  • Rojo busted for Viagra
  • JK busted for HGH
    ... and Viagra
    ... and Tongkat Ali

Star Asbel Kiprop Kicked Out Of Kip Keino's Camp Kiprop, 20, has apparently been bringing his lady into camp.

Women Track Stars In The News

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Men: Gebre Gebremariam Gets Gold
The men's finish was crazy. The final 600-800m is straight uphill and there were close to 15 guys in contention. Gebremariam timed it perfectly and bolted to his first world title. Gebremariam was a world junior champ in 2002 and in 2004 was runner-up to the great Bekele in both the long course and short course races. The Kenyan men did beat the Ethiopians on the tiebreaker for the team title, but they did not get the one title they want most, the men's individual champion, which unbelievably they have not won for 11 years. OSU's Ryan Vail led the US men. *Results

Florence Kiplagat, Kenya Women Win Kiplagat blew by Linet Masai on the brutal uphill finish for the win and the team title. Masai had been clear of the field an looked to be on the way to the title. Julie Culley was the 1st American in 21st. *Women's Results

Junior Men: Ayele Abshero And Kenya
Abshero of Ethiopia got the individual win, but the Kenyan men battled back for the team title. German Fernandez was a very respectable 11th, with Chris Derrick 15th and Luke Puskedra 30th. The highly-touted US men (with 2 frosh who were top 7 at NCAA XC, plus German Fernandez) were 5th. *Junior Men Results

Junior Women
Genzebe Dibaba And Ethiopia Win The third Dibaba sister, Genzebe, came out on top, as the Ethiopian women beat Kenya on the tiebreaker. The UK had 2 in the top 15. Neely Spence, daughter of former World Champs marathon bronze medallist, Steve, was 19th. *Results

LRC In Amman Friday Update #2: The Press Conference & German's Injury Fernandez had a shining debut press conference as he was introduced as the star of the indoor season and came across as a class act committed to doing all he can for the USA. He is in a boot but going to compete. Plus an interview with US junior girls #1 Neely Spence (Read Her 4 Blogs From Amman - Locals Yell To Her: "Go Blondie!") and confirmation that world record holder Stephen Cherono both visits and is impressed by German. *Photos: The Press Conference
*MB Thread: Fernandez is in a boot but running

  • IAAF Announces White Pride Parade To Follow World XC

    Japanese Marathoner Takes Day Off - Coach Resigns In Shame

    Americans Appalled At's Use Of Bailout Funds

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    • Tom McArdle Runs For 2 Weeks Without Injury
    • Galen Rupp Credits LRC Boards For His Success
    • Bruce Hyde signs up for Biggest Loser XC All-American Edition

    Kenya News

    Guardian Laments Pace Of Changes At UK Athletics And Poor World XC Showing For British Athletes

    Glimpse At Formidable April 5th Fortis Rotterdam Marathon Lineup And Some Road Results From The Weekend

    IOC Issues Statement In Support Of WADA's Whereabouts Rule

    Scientists Claim Each Human Has A Perfect Running Pace Rojo's current ideal pace is about 9:00/mile.

    International Results

    LRC: Stanford Invite Distance Carnival Recap
    *Results Arkansas' Shawn Forrest got a dominating 5k win in 13:28 over US Olympian Jonathan Riley (13:38). Olympians Jen Rhines (4:18.96) and Ian Dobson (3:46.36) and NCAA 5k champ Chris Solinsky (3:43.36) all ran and lost. 2004 Olympian Kate O'Neill won the 10k in 33:02.

  • LRC World XC Coverage

    Rojo spends $60 on head scarf given away for free at meet.

    LRC: The Week That Was 2009

    *Week 12: Home and garden: Rojo explains how to maintain a proper home decorum.
    *Week 11:
    NCAAs, aka some meet Rojo's guys don't seem to make.
    *Week 10:
    JK, aka the Grand Poobah of Relationships, offers his top 10 relationship tips (#1 - No fat chicks!).

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    Stories From Japan

    Absolutely Hilarious: Man Who Ran Tokyo Marathon In Huge Wig

    Unbelievable: Japanese University's Track & Field Coaching Staff Resigns Over Suspicion One Of Their Runners Smoked Pot

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