Age Is A Figment Of Your Imagination

"I will not let my age be a hindrance. When I decided to run competitively, I took the advice of a friend, who is an international athlete: Train hard, train hard, train hard -- and never, ever give up."

- 32-year-old Kenyan Mark Kiptoo after his win in the Crescent City 10km race last weekend. Kiptoo (who was the Kenyan XC captain in Amman) didn't start running until 28 and didn't win his first race until 30.

LRC's Week That Was Read about the death of a miling legend, the running world's version of Bernie Madoff, the longest article ever on Lance Armstrong, and of course our early take on Ryan Hall's predictions with only days remaining before Patriot's Day and the Hancock Boston Marathon.

*ACC Meet Is This Weekend In Miami, FSU Favored On Both Sides All we can say is the ACC should be embarrassed that the conference meet is before Penn and Drake.
*Rupp & Wheating To Debut At UCLA vs. Oregon Dual Meet This Weekend UCLA coach Art Venegas guaranteed a victory after last years meet.
*USA Today Article About Drake Relays Inspiring Phil Knight And Many Others

Sprint News
Usain Bolt Apologizes For "Rolling Joint" Comment *In other Cannabis-Based News: Entire Japanese Track And Field Team Suspended Indefinitely After Pole Vaulter Allegedly Smokes Pot
*Justin Gatlin Settles Out Of Court With USADA, USOC No word on what the settlement means. We hope it means he didn't get a penny. *Gatlin Message Board Thread

News From Britain
*Deena Kastor Enters BUPA Great Edinburgh Run - Will Face Jelena Prokopcuka
*Former FSU Star Tom Lancashire Hopes For Symbiotic Rivalry With Fellow British Miler Andy Baddeley
*Brit Marlon Devonish Opens With 10.11 Clocking

One Of The Best Streaks We Know Of In Running
Scroll Down And Meet Scott Weeks - The Upstate New Yorker Has Run Sub-2:00 In The 800 And Never Over 2:00 Every Year Since 1988

Korean Jee Young-Jun Wins Daegu International Marathon In 2:08:30 - Raises Hopes For WChamps Medal Interesting to realize this is his 3rd 2:08 marathon and that he is the Korean 5k record holder on the track. Hard to believe their 5k record is only 13:49 but their marathon record is 2:07:20. Yeshi Esayias won the women's in 2:29.

Pablo Solares Goes Sub-4 In 20 MPH Winds At Furman Mile The guy is really quite good. Dave Nightingale was 2nd in 4:04.11. Steve Magness 4:14.

Moses Mosop Wins 10km Race In Switzerland - Says He Wants To Go Sub-27:00 This Summer It was the 2nd straight win in two weeks for the Kenyan XC champ on the roads. He'll know go back to Kenya and start his preparations to qualify for World Champs.

Day 3 Of Carifta Games: More Records Fall; Trinidad's Jehue Gordon Ran 50.01 In The 400h

Chinese Outdoor Season Begins Lots of field event action.

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 Running 31:22 For 10k On Easter

Oregon Planning Assault On Collegiate And US 4 x Mile Records At Penn Relays Oregon Relays  Can they beat Michigan's 16:04? Not if Galen Rupp has a stress fracture. It's unfortunate they won't be making the record run at Penn or at the 100th anniversary of Drake. *LRC Message Board Rumor Said To Be False - Lananna: "We have no plans to redshirt Galen Rupp."

Crescent City 10km Oldest Elite Runner In Field Mark Kiptoo Defeats Youngest in Ethiopia's Feyisa Lelisa Having met Kiptoo in Kenya, all we can say is the Kenyan xc captain is a class act.

Former USSR Great Ulmasova Dies At 56 She ran 8:26 for 3k back in 1982. Obviously her death will raise drug related questions.

CARIFTA Games Recap: Jamaica 67 - Trinidad & Tobago 29 - Bahamas 28In case you are counting, that's 25 in a row for Jamaica.*Carifta Games Recap From IAAF

Great Science Of Sport Analysis of Two Oceans Marathon: Paying The Price For Poor Pacing

LRC Review: Must Read Kenny Moore's Best Efforts

Kenny Moore's Best Efforts Is Back In Print When this book showed up at LRC corporate headquarters to be reviewed, the response was, ""Holy sh*t! That book is one of the top 2 running books I've ever read." The offical LRC review is in and it is very positive: "I believe a great work only receives the label 'great' if it has passed the test of time. Best Efforts passes the test because it will refresh the man or woman who was following the runners of the 60s, 70s and 80s." Also as a special to LRC readers, you can buy an autographed copy of the book for only $14.95.

Universal Sports Previews Previews Top Middle Distance Runners For 2009
Universal Sports Previews Top Sprinters For 2009
Universal Sports Previews Top Marathoners For 2009

Pyongyang Marathon Women's Results Are In

North Dakota HS Star Laura Roesler To Compete In Minnesota This Weekend

Max King Runs 49:21 Road 10-Mile A Week After 50-mile Ultra Win

Recommended Read: Meet Duncan Kibet The Kenyan not only runs fast but he also entertains off the track, like Usain Bolt.

Paula Radcliffe Refuses To Set Date On Comeback She wisely wants to make sure she's recovered from surgery before committing to a comeback.

Slow News Day - Random Boston Articles
*adidas Unveils Special Edition Boston Marathon Shoe
Only 800 of the Supernova Sequence 2 will be made.
Women To Run Boston Marathon Blindfolded
*Boston To Have Names On Bibs For 1st Time
Ryan Lamppa's 5 Favorite Boston Marathons

Coach: Liu Xiang Doubtful For Worlds A Sept. or Oct. return is more likely.

Jelena Prokopcuka To Battle Sally Barsosio At Bupa Great Edinburgh Run On May 3rd

Awesome News 2004 Olympic Race-Walking Champ May Go To Jail For Doping She's been charged by a Greek prosecutor for EPO use and could go to jail for two years.

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)'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 near-Beamonesque 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

Puma Street Meet! Final Day to Enter PUMA Boston Street Meet Hosted By Usain Bolt Contest  Win VIP passes, accommodation, and transportation (worth $1,400) to the PUMA Street Meet to be held in Boston the weekend after the Boston Marathon and hosted By USAIN BOLT. You'll get to meet Usain Bolt and enjoy some unique track and field on the streets of Boston. 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. Entries Due By Midnight Wednesday.

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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