Bolt Is OK - Won't Race This Weekend *Photos Of The Car And His Million Dollar Feet
Message Board Update: Bolt Doing Fine After Car Wreck Word from his agent Ricky Simms.
*In-Depth Read On The Fallout From Bolt's Car Wreck Manchester meet organizers are worried about Bolt being able compete mid-May while others worry about the World's Fastest Man's lifestyle in the fast lane.
*"Me all right, a just few cuts man, me all right." - Usain Bolt To Jamaica Observer
*Ricky Simms, Bolt's Agent, Says He Will Cancel This Weekend, The Future Is Not Yet Clear
Quotes From Today's Track And Field Buzz
1. "When I think of these athletes who win by cheating, they get a lot of kudos and probably a lot of sponsorship and accolade that comes with it, and you can't ever take that back. So the cheats do momentarily prosper in this system. All we can say is that we believe Nick is a genuine champion and we are mighty proud of his bronze - and now his silver." - New Zealand Olympic Committee secretary general Barry Maister
2. "Honestly, track and field didn't need another blow like this. Our reputation is truly depleting and it doesn't help when fans who have long loved the sport begin to doubt what they see." - Dee Dee Trotter
3. "I found it too distressing to stay in England after what happened in Athens – I felt like I'd let the country down. I decided I didn't want to live somewhere where I was recognised all the time." - Paula Radcliffe in an interview with The Telegraph
4. "He is not seriously injured and therefore Jamaica can collectively breathe a sigh of relief." - Andrew Holness, the leader of Jamaica's parliament
New Shoes, New Marathons, And Bucknell Masters Keep On Truckin'.
*Group Of Bucknell Masters Win American Odyssey Relay Their beloved former Bucknell coach Art Gulden would be proud.
*Chicago Marathon's 45,000 Spots Have Filled
*Virgin London Marathon On Its Way To Selling Out
*Dutch Company ECCO Announces New Shoe
*Need A Vacation And A Marathon? Go Cheap To Costa Rica
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.
- Gerd Kanter Throws World Leading Disc
- New HS Discus Record Holder (232'6") Mason Finley Named USATF Athlete Of The Week
- Michael Johnson To Be Inducted Into US Olympic Hall Of Fame
- Elite Field Being Announced At Albany's Freihofer's Run For Women
- NYC Half Marathon Announced For August 16th
LRC: 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.
*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-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
- Mara Yamauchi Reflects On Her London Breakthrough "Perhaps up until now I've seen myself as a kind of second-tier marathon runner ..."
- London Press Excited To Have Another Great Marathoner Not Named Paula
- Yamauchi Now Fired Up To Train For Olympic Medal In Front Of Home Crowd In 2012
News From Africa
- Wanjiru To Run Berlin In The Fall, So Which Kenyans Will Toe The World Championship Start Line?
- Amazing - Olympic Champions In Kenya Running Meets On Dusty, Poorly Groomed Tracks
- 2000 Olympic Marathon Champion Takahashi Will Run Nairobi Half Marathon!
More Buzz Post-London
- Wanjiru And Mikitenko Have Firm Grips On 2008-2009 World Marathon Major Standings
- Jim Hage On Which Was Better, Boston Or London
- London Was Ndereba's 21st Sub-2:30 Marathon, Matching Katrin Dörre's Record
- Brett Larner On the Japanese Presence In London
- Over A Million Lined The Streets For London
- RunnersTribe.com's Marathon Coverage Manifesto
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
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
*Race Splits And Coverage From Science Of Sport
*Post Race Interview With Wanjiru
*Ritz's Reaction To His Race
*IAAF Recap Of London
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 >70% 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.
MORE: *All 6 CERA Cheats' Names Published
*Kenya's 6th Olympic Gold Is Coming Soon
*Picture Of Croatian 800m Runner Whose A-Sample Came Back Positive For CERA
*Italian Cyclist Busted For CERA Calls For Retest
*IAAF Issues Statement On Drug Test Results
*Paula Radcliffe Does An Interview Totally Focused On Questions Of Finance
*Great Brief Chat With Nick Willis The chat took place before the Ramzi results came out.
*Interview With Aussie Coach Sean Williams
*World XC Champ Gebremariam Wins 10,000m On First Day Of Ethiopian Championships
*Kenya Names Their 10-Person Berlin World Championship Team Hello Sammy Wanjiru. Not sure why his name is on there, other than they really hope he runs for them despite announcing he's running Berlin City a little over a month later.
Kenya's Preliminary WC Squads:
Other Quotes & Excuses Of The Day From Wednesday
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.
Better Late Than Never
*Victah Sailer's Photos From World XC
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
3. 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.
4. Sad News: Montana Soldier Dies After Nashville Half Marathon
5. 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." boston.com
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
2. "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
3. "I know, fitness-wise, he was very close to 2:07, 2:06 shape." - Brad Hudson on Dathan Ritzenhein.
4. "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).
5. "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.