Quote Of The Day

"I feel alive and well, therefore I run. I run, therefore I feel alive and well."

- Ron Hill, Britain's greatest marathoner, who is still going strong at the age of 70! The guy went sub-2:10 nearly 40 years ago and has run for 45 years straight. He even doubled everyday (but Sundays) for 26.2 years straight.

TV/Internet Reminder: London Marathon Live On UniversalSports.com 4am Eastern
On TV (Universal Sports) 9am And 6pm Eastern.

London Top-15 Results
*Race Splits And Coverage From Science Of Sport
*Article on the Men's Winner *Women's Winner
*Ritz's Reaction To His Race
*Looks Like Online Video Of The Race For Those In The US And Canada Will Be Coming Later
*LetsRun Message Board Thread Following The Race *Adam R. With A Super Accurate American Prediction
*Search Results And Splits
We wanted to keep the results off of our homepage in case people wanted to watch the online replay on-demand, but the video might not be up for a while.

Stacked London Marathon Is Sunday
*TV/Internet Reminder: London Marathon Live On UniversalSports.com 4am Eastern
On TV (Universal Sports) 9am And 6pm Eastern

Martin Lel Pulls Out With Hip Injury His bid for an unprecendented 3rd straight title is over.
*Brit Mara Yamauchi Hoping For Top 3
*Wanjiru Wants WRecord
*Great Weather Expected - Nice Temps (50s) With Light Winds
An Absolute Must Read:
From Living On £1 A Day, To Being A Major Player At The London Marathon - Meet Olympic Bronze Medallist Tsegay Kebede
Another Must Read: A Look At Martin Lel - The Man Was Born To Run Self-pity doesn't exist for this guy, who nearly refused to give up working at a grocery store to pursue life as a runner.
A Look At Britain's Lack Of Male Hopes
Steve Cram: Where Have The Good British Men Gone?
*British Men's Attention Will Be On Whether Man Can Run Fastest Marathon By A Runner Dressed As A Vegetable
*Mo Farah Hoping To Restore British Pride in Marathon Someday
Recommend Read: Britain's Greatest Marathoner Ron Hill Still Going Strong At Age 70 The dude was running sub-2:10 nearly 40 years ago.

LRC London Marathon Men's Preview Dave Bedford has done it again - assembled the top marathon field in the world. Boston may have gotten the press the last two weeks, but London is no doubt the top marathon in the world, which is appropriate as Britain is the land of the most famous monarchy in the world and thus it's fitting that London is without a doubt the King of the marathon. 3-time champ Martin Lel vs. Olympic champ Sammy Wanjiru and a host of others, including stud Abderrahim Goumri and the debut of World XC champ Zersenay Tadese. The field is so loaded that Luke Kibet, the current World champ, is listed under our category, "Guys Who Can't Win," which also includes Americans Meb Keflezighi and Dathan Ritzenhein.
Martin Lel's Hip Scan Comes Back Negative And He Looks Ready To Run Sunday
On the boards: Why is Ritz the "lead" American at London when Meb is in the race?

LRC London Marathon Women's Preview Irina Mikitenko emerged as a star last year at this race and she is back to take on the most credentialed marathoner in the world, Catherine Ndereba, and Ethiopians Geti Wami and Berhane Adere. Oh yeah, Olympic champ Constantina Dita is in the field. Plus, we even give you betting advice with our darkhorse Martha Komu. American Kate O'Neill is also in the field.

More: *
London Marathon Betting Odds
Steve Cram Gives His Take On Incredible London Field And He Is Intrigued By Debut Of Zersenay Tadese
*Constantina Dita Tells Paula Radcliffe To Cut Her Mileage www.guardian.co.uk
*Protest In Front Of UK Parliament May Make London Marathon Change Its Course BBC

British Distance Woes: What Can Be Done?

Paula Radcliffe Talks About British Men's Lack Of Mental Toughness Paula talks about the fragile male ego and sounds like Paul Tergat: "A lot of it is about the mental outlook of the athlete." Times of London

Ian Stewart Is Tasked With Turning Around British Distance Running And He Says They Need To Run More Miles  
"The low-mileage approach has destroyed British distance running."  "It's a big lifestyle change. In the last 10-15 years there was a groundswell of opinion that said 'less is more.' We had runners doing more work in the gym. But they're not doing that in Kenya or Ethiopia, they're getting miles under their belt." www.guardian.co.uk

More Boston News: Brian Sell's Initial Reaction to Boston Is To Hang Them Up
*Seeing The Tape Gave Salina Kosgei Just Enough Energy To Win Boston www.nation.co.ke

Previous London News

*Wanjiru Ready For London Battle
Lel Going For #4, Leaders Will Be Paced Through 20 Miles At WR Pace Yikes.
Wanjiru Again Talking About a World Record - This Time In The Marathon
Lel Shows Crack: Says Hip Is Bothering Him Going In To London You can bet Zersenay Tadese will like that news.
Ritz Ready For London Dathan Ritzenhein spends about the first half of this interview fielding question and talking about Ryan Hall.
*London Marathon Set For Kenyan Domination Only 8 Brits broke 2:20 last year vs. 100 in 1981. Meanwhile, 65 of the top 100 marathoners in the world in 2008 were Kenyan.
*London Will Mark Yuri Kano's International Marathon Debut The Japanese are sending some really good runners on both the men's and women's side.
*Read About Japan's Atsushi Sato

*Wow, Too Bad She Isn't Going To Go For It Goucher Was Seriously Consdering Running London LRC Boards: Kara Goucher not running London Marathon *Ken Goe's Article On His Text Messages With Kara *Kara Goucher Is USATF Athlete Of The Week Kind of an interesting selection by USATF, given the choice of Hall and Goucher.

113th Boston Marathon
*Top 100 Men *Top 100 Women
*LRC Analysis *LRC Week That Was (Non Boston)

Great Post-Race Piece On 2009 Boston Champ Deriba Merga He said when he woke up he knew he would win. He's apparently now going to turn down a huge payday and run the World Champs in Berlin. The guy likes to race!
*After Passing Out, Tune Came To & Had No Idea Who Won The Race

Marathon Tidbits:
Defending Champs Tune & Cheruiyot Both Out Of Hospital / Rodgers Calls Race Maybe Most Fantastic Boston He's Ever Run / USAirways Air Traffic Controller Runs In 2:40s The Celtics owner even ran.
Kara Goucher No Longer Fears The Marathon In NYC, she was surviving at the end; in Boston, she was racing. The only problem is now she's planning on starting a family. Maybe American fans desperate for victory should raise a ton and try to get them to consider adoption.
Kenyan Paper Reports Of Kosgei's Victory She was a little "scared" because the early pace was so slow.
Shalane Flanagan Might Run Marathon In Future

Penn Relays Entries/Results (Click on a team to see all their entries) *Official Blog *Live Streaming

*Unreal Men's DMR As Canada And Brannen Beat USA The men's DMR had it all. KD running 1:44.0, impressive opening and closing legs by Canadians Lincoln and Brannen (3:54) and performances by Gregson, Manzano and Lomong. But the real story may have been the unveiling of a new star in Kenya's Josephat Kithii.
Tennessee Completes Triple In Style - With American & Collegiate Record In 4 x 800
*Hogs Get 45th Penn Relays Title With Dominating 4 x Mile Win Thanks To Ulrey's Redemptive Strong 3rd Leg It's the Hogs' 20th 4 x Mile win and new coach Bucknam's 1st Penn title. The Hogs got the win as Dorian Ulrey broke it open on the 3rd leg. Then he came back and split 1:47.62 on the 4 x 800.
*Texas Men Win Men's 4 x 800
*US Dominates Jamaica In Sprints At Penn Relays The US seemingly won everything, although we must admit that Jamaica's new world record in the SMR thanks to Kenia Sinclair's fabulous 1:57 was very impressive.
Philly.com Stories: *A Look at Tennessee\s Super Frosh Chanelle Price
*US Team Delights Crowd On Final Day
Is Nickel Ashmeade The Next Usain Bolt?
*New Arkansas Coach Bucknam Continues Winning Ways
USATF: USA Rises To The Occasion At Penn The meet was the perfect example of what went wrong in Beijing - nothing but Bolt and a dropped baton or two.
Friday: *'Nova Ends 8-Year COA Drought In DMR Thanks To Guy Who Has Only Been On Campus Since Jan.
Matt Gibney outgunned Ulrey. Gibney: "The first time I spoke to Marcus at the start of the season, he said, 'If you run a good mile at Penn Relays and do nothing else the rest of the season, I'll be happy."
Victory In DMR Puts Nova Back On Track
Tennessee Sets World Record For 4 x 1,500 As Top 3 Teams All Beat Old Collegiate Record Sarah Bowman blew 3 relays last year but her resurgence in 2009 is THE story as her 4:09 anchor was remarkable. Look for another win in the 4 x 800 Saturday. In the men's DMR, Villanova got it's first win since 2001 as Ulrey was unable to maintain the lead.
*Philadelphia Daily News Article On Lady Vols
*HS: Cornell Recruit Bobby Micikas Beats Foot Locker Champ To Win 3k In 8:23 As Notre Dame Recruit Jeremy Ray Sets Mile Record (4:08)

Drake Turns 100

Drake Relays *Meet Website
*IAAF Recap of Drake: Wariner, Wilson and Taylor celebrate 100th Drake Relays in fine style
*Lolo Jones Insists on Running Hometown Drake & Pulls Up Lame
Alan Webb Defeats Lukezic, Solares & Sherer - Wins Mile in 4:00
*US Stars Overcome Cold, Windy Weather J. Wariner
easily won the 400m.
Minnesota Holds Off Stanford In Men's 4 x 1,600 16:29 on a windy day to win by .11. Temps were 85+ for just 6th time in Drakes history.
*Alan Webb's 3:51 Mile Voted #1 Drake Relays Moment
Meanwhile MJ and Gwen Torrence were voted the all-time Drake athletes.
*Drake Honors Its 20 Athletes Of Century With Amazing Gala As MJ And Gwen Torrence Win All-Time Athlete Awards
Mark Hollis Vaults 18'4.5" In Shopping Mall To Win PV
*Olympian Jacquelyn Johnson On Record Pace In Heptathlon
Katie Flood Wins 3rd Straight Girls 3k Slowest winning time yet for the junior.
*Drake Rolls Out The Blue Carpet For Its Blowout 100th Anniversary Celebration
*Dick Patrick And USAToday Take A Look At Drake Turning 100
*Alan Webb's 3:51.71 Voted Top Moment In Drake's History
AP: An Interesting Look At 100 Years Of Drake The relays started in a snowstorm and were created as the AD was looking for a way to save money.
*10 Records That Could Fall At Drake
Who Will Be The Next Jesse Owens At This Year's Drake Relays? We hope no one, as we don't want WWIII.
A Look At Past Drake Stars Al Oerter & Jesse Owens
*Drake Relays To Feature World Leaders In 4 Events
Drake Expecting 44th Straight Sellout

Brutus Hamilton/NYRR Distance Carnival


*IAAF: 3 World Leads Come From Meet As Sam Chelanga Gets Collegiate Record 27:28 & Collis Birmingham Gets Australian Record of 27:29!
Shannon Rowbury Runs 15:12 as B. Curtis Goes 13:29.
*Sam Chelanga Runs 27:28 The American record attempt by Anthony Famiglietti came up short as he ran 27:39.
*Shannon Rowbury's "Exploration" Of 5k Begins

Oregon Relays Are This Weekend
Jenny Barringer Crushes Field - Runs 4:08
*Accepted Entries For Oregon Relays Andrew Wheating & Jenny Barringer are in the 800 and 1,500 and Galen Rupp is in the 10k.
*Oregon 4 x Mile Relay Record Attempt Moved To Oregon Twighlight Weekend

*Hamburg Marathon Preview

*Kenyan Editorial: Bureaucrats Must Put Ego Asides - Rich Half-Marathon Must Go On Next Month

*Despite Recession, Puma Expecting Usain Bolt Boost In 2009

Proof That Ethics Mean Nothing In Business
Embarrassing: Marion Jones Was A Guest Speaker At Wharton MBA Lecture Series

Get Your Daily Fix Of Runners Chatting About Running

Hall Upbeat After First Boston Marathon Some great quotes from Ryan Hall and coach Terrence Mahon.

*EU Panel Says Several Components Of WADA's Whereabouts Rule Are "Problematic" - Rulings Could Come Soon
*Law Passed In Spain Allowing Athletes To Refuse Drug Tests We only agree as it's between the hours of 11 pm and 8 am.

Tyson Gay Run 46.34 at Sun Devil Track Classic

Puma Street Meet Winners Announced

We Have Our Winners: What Does Fast Mean To You? The voting was very tight and 2 hardcore LetsRun.com fans were neck and neck with Kara Haas coming out on top. She'll gets a VIP prize pack and the opportunity hang out with Usain Bolt this Sunday at the Boston Street Meet. Preview video below. Top 5 entries at the article above.

London Polls