Bolt Involved In Car Wreck, Injuries Minor *Photos Of The Car And His Million Dollar Feet
*Bolt Had To Have Thorns Removed From Feet
*Police Sgt. Claims Bolt Was Speeding On Slick Roads
Update: Bolt Doing Fine after Car Wreck Update from his agent Ricky Simms.

A Must See And A Must Bookmark - Amazing Marathon Research Published See the top 200 performances in the marathon from 1940-2008. There's an amazing amount of information on this site.

 Regional Track Meets In Texas Are Casualty Of Swine Flu


1. Latest Men's Track NCAA Rankings - Florida Overtakes Oregon For Top Spot

1a. Texas A&M Stays On Top In Women's NCAA Ranking

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The Week That Was We give you insights into Boston, London and Penn Relays. In between emphatically telling you whether Ryan Hall's start in Boston was too fast and wondering what Doug Logan thought of the US team's relay success at Penn, we ponder whether Kara Goucher should have run London and show you that Meb and Ritz aren't in the same class as Hall. Additionally, we present for the 1st time the LRC Maxim For Distance World Records.

Drug News
Retest Nails Olympic Track And Field Gold Medallist For Blood Doping CERA A male Olympic gold medallist likely is going down. Seems most likely to be a distance runner. Glad to see the new test is nailing people and the cheats are still stupid. Anyone with a brain had to know they were going to test for CERA at the Games. Two unnamed Medallists busted and 6 overall.
No Brits Among Positives

Post-Brutus Hamilton News
Photos From Brutus Hamilton Meet
Jenny Barringer Rightly Named Big 12 Athlete Of Week Thanks To Her 4:08 School Record

Post-Penn/Drake Relays News
Jamaica Dismisses Penn Loss In 4 x 100 As It's Revealed Asafa Powell Will Be Ready For Super Grand Prix On May 8th Powell was injured heading into Penn but said he wanted to run. Jamaican coach: "We ran 37.10 last year and we (Jamaica) will run 36 seconds in August."
Quotes From Alan Webb And Others After Drake

Brits Are Pumped For Mara

News From Africa

More Buzz Post-London

Elite Results From This Weekend

*Abraham Chebii's 28:08 Leads 19 Kenyans In The Top 20 In Big-Time Germany 10k XC Race Kenyans have another great weekend on the global scene.
*Hamburg Marathon Results Another race where the rabbit almost won and hung on for 2nd.
*Scotland's Andrew Lemoncello's 27:57 10k At Brutus Hamilton Excites Great Britain Much like Wejo's 28:06 excited all Americans back in 2003.

London Marathon: Top 20 Results And Splits
Video from Our Partner Universal Sports: *Men's Highlights *Women's Highlights *Full Race
Photos: *Women's *Men's

Men: Wanjiru The Best In The World Sammy Wanjiru beat the world's best in the heat of Beijing and he did it again on Sunday on the streets of London to prove he is the best competitive marathoner in the world. After a suicidal opening 5k (they were sub-2 hour pace), the halfway mark was reached in a blistering 1:01:36. Wanjiru blew things open with a 4:25 19th mile and then held on for the win after Olympic bronze medallist Tsegay Kebede closed within 1 second of him during the 25th mile of the race. American Meb Keflezighi led the US charge in 9th in 2:09:21 while Dathan Ritzenhein just missed his first sub-2:10 clocking with a 2:10:00 in 11th.
*Race Splits And Coverage From Science Of Sport
*Post Race Interview With Wanjiru
*Ritz's Reaction To His Race
*IAAF Recap Of London
*Men's Photos
On the boards: *LetsRun Message Board Thread Following The Race
*Adam R. With A Super-Accurate American Prediction We've received word Adam R is also Brett in Tokyo of Japan Running Blogspot.
*Time for an Honest Assessment of Ritz's Performance

Women: Mikitenko Repeats Defending champ Irina Mitikenko was facing the Olympic champ Constantina Dita and the silver medallist Catherine Ndereba, but her biggest challenge on Sunday came from a Brit not named Paula, Mara Yamauchi. Yamauchi hung close until the final 10k of the race.
*Race Splits And Coverage From Science Of Sport

Nick Willis' Father Not Surprised By Ramzi's Positive Test
*It WAS Ramzi! Bahrain's Gold Medalist Rashid Ramzi Busted For CERA EPO After Olympic Retest  Thread Here The LetsRun voters had this one with no problem as our poll shows that >60% of you apparently were never fooled by Ramzi's performances. See the 2008 Olympic 1,500m final results here. See our photo album from the Olympic 1,500m final here.
*All 6 CERA Cheats' Names Published
*Kenya's 6th Olympic Gold Is Coming Soon

Other Quotes & Excuses Of The Day From A Crazy Day

1."The Bahrain Olympic Committee apologizes for receiving such news from the IOC since it ensured Ramzi went through all the necessary doping tests before the games and they were all negative." Well, isn't that wonderful. What does the Bahrain Olympic Committee do? Item 1: Buy athletes from other countries. Item 2: Make sure they're doped to the gills.

2. "I would venture that no Brit, apart from Radcliffe and Yamauchi, and certainly no British man will get near to winning London in at least the next quarter century." - Pat Butcher in his latest Butcher's Blog entry.

3. "I don’t see why I should take a path that would ruin me or my image. I don’t know if I’ll still be able to race, but I will always ride because cycling is my life." - Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin. Maybe you shouldn't have taken CERA.

4. "I know I am clean and have not done anything that would contradict that. I haven’t used anything different than I did in 2007." - Dominican weightlifter Yudelquis Contreras. Of course, they didn't test for CERA in 2007.

News From The UK

*Recommended Read: Pat Butcher On Sad State Of GBR Men's Distance Running Lots of bashing of Britain's men's marathoners this week.
*Brief Chat With Miling Stud Lee Emanuel If German Fernandez ran the indoor NCAA mile, Emanuel's life probably would be a lot different right now. He skipped 3:39 and 3:38 and went right to 3:37.99 last weekend after winning the indoor mile at NCAAs.
*British Olympic Association Confident Their Athletes Are Clean Total media spin. The implied meaning: "We're confident most of our athletes didn't test positive or skip multiple tests this year." They were probably saying they were confident back when Dwain Chambers, David Millar and Christine Ohuruogu were getting banned and admitting to their offenses.

Your Olympic 1,500m Runner-Up And Champion

Asafa Powell, Micah Kogo, Allyson Felix And Others To Compete At Reebok On May 30th Powell will bring in a big Jamaica crowd. Kogo just set the world record for the road 10km and won the bronze in Beijing.

Couple Takes Detour To Church To Get Married During London Marathon

Field Event News
Korea's Eun-Ji Lim Resetting National Pole Vaulting Records
*Dick Fosbury Still Teaching The High Jump, This Time In Scotland
TJumpers Steal Show In Cuba

Benita Johnson Will Compete For 4th Consecutive Freihofer's Win On May 30th

Better Late Than Never
Victah Sailer's Photos From World XC

American News

1. Shalane Flanagan Joins A New Coach In A New City You might be surprised at how excited Flanagan sounds about her new setup.

2. Recommended Read:
NY Times Article On Louisiana's Bradley Sylve, Who Trains Without A Track

Lolo Jones Runs Drake Despite Being Dinged Up ... Injures Herself Seriously We're sad she got injured but we're glad she decided to run. The hometown fans deserve to see the stars.

Sad News: Montana Soldier Dies After Nashville Half Marathon

University Of Maine Writer Steven McCarthy On The Youth Movement In American Marathoning We're pumped to see a college newspaper writer doing an original piece on American marathoners.

$10 Million/Year Man Usain Bolt On His Motivations In Track "I definitely think that's the aim, to make as much money out of this as possible before you retire."

One Quote Wasn't Enough On Monday Night
1. "In fact, at just 35 years old I'm beginning to feel like a youngster." - Paula Radcliffe

"I think I could go 9.4, but I think the world stops at 9.4." ... "The only thing I have fear of is getting injured. I don't fear people." - Usain Bolt

"I know, fitness-wise, he was very close to 2:07, 2:06 shape." - Brad Hudson on Dathan Ritzenhein.

"You go through moments when you slow up and other runners tap you on the back and say 'come on Bananaman you can do it' - it's unreal." - World Record-Holding Bananaman (You'll have to read this article).

"I'm chalking all that stuff up to Usain Bolt throwing out the first pitch." - Dustin Pedroia after his base-running errors against the Yankees.

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