113th Boston Marathon Is Coming - 1 Week Away
*Bill Rodgers' Training Is Going Well & He's Looking Forward To Competing in Boston For The First Time Since 1999 The legend has done up to 70 mpw.
Jim Hage: Reflection On Running In Boston
Guy Who Has Run 54 Marathons Still Dreams of Boston Even Though He Realizes He's Unlikely To Ever Qualify
*Air Traffic Controller Of USAirways Hudson Flight Is Running Boston and Gets Bib #1549
Less Than 2 Weeks Til London!!!
Defending Champ Irina Mikitenko Shows She's Ready For London By Runnin 31:22 for 10k on Easter

Oregon Planning Assault on Collegiate and US 4 x Mile Records at Penn Relays Can they beat Michigan's 16:04? Not if Galen Rupp has a stress fracture. *LRC Message Board Rumor SaidTo Be False: Lananna, "We have no plans to redshirt Galen Rupp,”

Sprint News
*Walter Dix Opens Season With Fine 10.00 Into Headwind *Race Video
Agent Dispute May Keep Dix Out of Some Meets
- The star wants out of a 6-month trial contract.
*Recommended Read: Churandy Martina Reflects on Shawn Crawford Giving Him His Silver Medal
Not A Surprise

Bolt: "I Smoked Marijuana"
We'd be more surprised if he said he hadn't tried it. He did it a long time ago and doesn't do it anymore.

News From Kenya
1988 Olympic Silver Medallist Douglas Wakiihuri Creates Richest Race In Kenyan History The half-marathon is being sponsored by a Japanese magazine and will sport $15,000 first place pay days and $360,000 total. The race is May 24th.*Athletics Kenya Gives Finally Approval To Race After Some Hesitation *Older: Athletics Kenya Threatens To Stop Race
Kenya Coaches Ask For Developmental Funds For Central Province

Fascinating CBS Morning Piece On 2001 Wyoming XC Runners Killed in Drunk Driving Crash One mother has forgiven the killer, another mother has not. *Video*MB Thread

Two Oceans Marathon
*Debutant John Wachira Surges Past 3-Time Winner Marko Mambo in Last Km To Win In 3:10:06 for 56km
*Identical Twins Elena and Olesya Nurgalieva Cross Line Together
Death At Finish Mars Race

Chris Devine Sued In $70 Million Racketeering, Fraud And Embezzlement Lawsuit Devine is the owner of Devine Racing, the incompetent group known for not paying its bills on time for the LA, Vegas, and Salt Lake City Marathons. Devine sold off the LA and Vegas marathons earlier this year in order to raise cash, but then word came out this week that next week's Salt Lake City Marathon may not go on because Devine hasn't paid its bill to the cops. The Salt Lake Tribune did a little investigating and found the recently filed lawsuit by family of isolated millionaire C. Robert Allen accusing Devine and his partner of fraud in building their radio business. We've always wondered how a group so incompetent in running a road race could build up such a reported fortune in the radio industry. Devine of course is entitled to his day in court but this lawsuit seems to conncect a few dots.
More: Next Week's Salt Lake Marathon May Not Go On As Devine Hasn't Paid Bills For Police
*More Details On Some Of Lawsuit Against Chris Devine
*New Federal Lawsuit Accuses Chris Devine Of Defrauding Isolated Millionaire Out Of $70 Million

US News

Boston, NY Want To Host US Olympic Marathon Trials Again In 2012 (But Switch The Sexes)

In case you missed it: Dan Lincoln (Yes, The US Steeple Record Holder) Training In Portland With Coach Schumacher Plus news Chris Solinsky almost had a career-ending injury and Matt Tegenkamp got hurt as well this winter. *LRC Thread

North Pole Marathon Recap IAAF

Weekend Results

Army-Navy *Men's Results *Women's Results
*Army Men Complete Sweep of Titles for 2008-09
Navy Women Complete N-Star Sweep With Win

Sun Devil:
ASU Results (Liam Boylan-Pett Over Brandon Bethke In 1,500)

Sea Ray
Results The meet was interrupted by the horrible storms that blanketed the southeastern US. US Olympian Anthony Famiglietti won the 1,500 in 3:42.77.

Bucknell Bison Results (Mt. SAC East) LetsRun.com's Rojo's Cornell squad gets its 2nd and 3rd guys under 29:50 for 10k this year. Scott "Slicko" Anderson sub-4.

Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Results

HS Arcadia Results

*Curtis Beach 7909 HSR Decathlon
*LA Times Recap: Michael Woepse Vaults 16'9 Jordan Hasay's bid to be the first 4-time winner of the 3,200 was derailed as she pulled out with a fever.
Throwers Win MVP Awards At Arcadia

Trevor Dunbar 5k - Arcadia - 14:33.96

 *Day 2: Grenada’s 2009 World Youth Champion Kirani James Run 45.45 To Beat Usain Bolt's Record
*Day 1 Recap

*Stephanie Twell Runs Road 10k PB

Paula Radcliffe Had Bunion Surgery With Amol Saxena, May Be Back For Worlds Apparently, the bunion was the root cause of all of Paula's recent problems.

Usain Bolt News

Bolt Track And Field's $10 Million Man? That's how much Bolt wants to eventually make per year. NY Times profile

Bolt's Appearance Fee Is A Reported $250,000 Only $100,000 if you want him to come speak to kids and not actually run according to the article. If you win the Puma Street Meet LetsRun.com Contest, you can hang out with him for free. Get your entries in.

Excellent Profile On Usain Bolt
Guardian.co.uk The quote of the day from Saturday came from this article. It talks about Bolt's hard-partying ways, his confidence, and his fear. Plus, news Walter Dix tried to intimidate him at the Olympics.

110 Hurdle News

*Liu Xiang Says He Had Not Given A Date For His Comeback But This Year Is A Possibility
*Dayron Robles Expected To Return To Competition From Thigh Injury In June
*Dayron Robles, Pamela Jelimo To Ostrava Golden Spike In June; Robles Set His WR There Last Year IAAF

UK Athletes' Lawyers Lament "Appalling Drafting" Of New UK Sport Contract In order to secure Lottery funding through 2012, UK athletes need to sign this contract. Unfortunately, all of the major players' lawyers are telling them not to sign it because the wording likely will restrict their ability to get private sponsorship. Don't be surprised if the contract gets re-written. *Flashback: Top British Athletes Might Refuse New Deal

Speaking of Boston ... Brief Chat With Ryan Hall Another super interview (this time from Runner's World) with the zen-like Ryan Hall, 26. There is some talk on the boards about Boston's fields being weak, but any marathon with this guy is far from weak. Read about Hall's tempos at 7,000 ft. starting under 14:00 for 5k, weather updates from Mammoth and Hall's jaw-dropping mathematical evaluation of his fitness compared with Beijing. Plus: *Boston Advice From Past Champions John Kelley, Amby Burfoot And Others The common theme: don't go out too fast!

Puma Street Meet

LetsRun.com Announces The PUMA Boston Street Meet Hosted By
Usain Bolt Contest  Enter to win VIP passes to the PUMA Street Meet to be held in Boston the weekend after the Boston Marathon and hosted By USAIN BOLT. The event will truly bring track to the fans with music, dancing, good food and the chance to race the fastest man in the world on the streets of Boston.

April Fools

April Fools Archives:
Judging from the emails and phone calls, a lot of viewers fell for our 2009 April Fools home page.
*2009    *2008
*2007    *2006

*2004    *2003
*2002    *2001
We were threatened with a lawsuit for our 2004 edition

LRC World XC Coverage

LRC Post-Race Coverage: We break down World XC, give props to Moses Kipsiro, tell you why the Kenyan system is broken, try to save World XC for the future, tell you why Dathan Ritzenhein's big XC win from 2005 may not have in reality been a big win, analyze how steep the course was and give you exclusive post-race interviews with Kim Smith, Ryan Gregson and Julie Culley. Plus the scoop on the post-race party thrown by the Prince and the challenge Ryan Gregson issued German Fernandez. You can watch the races online here, read recaps,/see results here, and see photos here.

LRC: The Week That Was 2009

*Week 14:The world of marathoning has changed forever
*Week 13: World XC - What's wrong with the Kenyans? Gregson & Fernandez united.
*Week 12:
Training advice from Hall, Goucher wins in Lisbon and Port-a-Potties in Boston.
*Week 11:
NCAAs, 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.

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