Sunday's Bay To Breakers 12km Could Be Really Cool
*Deena Kastor To Battle Sammy Kitawara & Winner Might Take Home $37,000 Kastor will have a head start but she likely will be tracked down by Kitawara who has been on fire winning the World's Best 10-K and City-Pier-City Half-Marathon.

A Slow News Day
Haile Gebrselassie And 1991 400h WChamp Samuel Matete Team Up To Start Great Zambian Run
The first one will be in Nov.
*The IAAF's Take On Paul Tergat's Words In Berlin Tergat calls his marathon WR the "climax" of his career and doesn't think a future win in a world marathon major is in the cards for him.
*More than 1,500 Doping Tests Planned For Worlds - Total Cost $408,000

More Ridiculous Press For Justin Gatlin
Has anyone pointed out that Gatlin pleaded guilty to doping and that nearly everyone associated with Graham was also a doper? Somehow Gatlin has reporters seemingly buying his story.
*The Syringe That Started It All
*Absurd: Trevor Graham Says He Never Provided His Athletes With Drugs & Says Revenge For Turning In BALCO Doomed Him "Graham says that five of his former athletes - Olympians Antonio Pettigrew, Dennis Mitchell, Duane Ross, and Jerome Young, as well as Garfield Ellenwood - all lied during testimony in his federal trial for perjury when they said he provided all of them with contact information about admitted steroid dealer Angel Heredia."
*Graham Deals With Loss of Two Sons His real son died in 2002 and now Gatlin couldn't care less about him.
*Gatlin:"I Have No Feelings For (Trevor Graham)." Clearly he needs someone to blame.
*More Gatlin Q&A: He Gives Opinions On Tyson Gay, Walter Dix, Usain Bolt & Whether He'd Still Be #1
*Gallery of Graham's sanctioned runners
Day 1
Recommended Read:
Interview With Justin Gatlin About His Controversial Positive Tests And Ruined Career Universal Sports
*Justin Gatlin's Biographical Timeline 2000-2008 Take a look at the rise and fall of the American and 2004 Olympic hero turned banished star. Universal Sports
*Interesting Article: Justin Gatlin Can't Wait To Come Back In July 2010 Universal Sports

Tuesday's Recommended Reads: 1. Minnesota Gopher Runner Gabriele Anderson Fighting Cancer
2. Ato Boldon Interview From RunnersTribe
3. Interview With Justin Gatlin About His Positive Tests And Ruined Career
4. Fantastic Update On Shaheen, Formerly Stephen Cherono

Other Big-Time Athletes In The News

*LaShawn Merritt Updates Us On His Progress This Year He and Jeremy Wariner both opened up with 44-mid this year.
*Britain's Jessica Ennis Excited After Big PR In Heptathlon She's looking to podium at Worlds.
*Dutchman Bram Som Back Running Well With 2:19 1,000m 1:43 Guy.
*Elva Dryer To Run Freihofer's Run Freihofer's has one of their best fields ever lined up.
*Get To Know Aussie Intermediate Hurdler Tristan Thomas He's blowing it up this year.

Useful Steeplechase Interview With Canadian Alex Genest

We'll Add It To The List Of LetsRun Links UK Athletics Announces New Road Running Website:

LA Marathon Extends Media Reach To Radio, Internet

Weekly Must Read
Week That Was We start off our recap with some sentimental stuff before analyzing the super GP in Doha and the Oregon 4 x Mile attempt. Along the way, we ponder whether Eliud Kipchoge is the most underrated runner in history and we also definitively answer who is the greatest 4 x Mile team in history - 2009 Oregon, 2005 Michigan or 2002 Stanford? Plus we even talk about a 6:22 marathoner and the inspirational story of two guys you've never heard about, Mekubo Mogusu and Sho Kimura.

Big Results From Sunday

*Linet Masai Crushes Hilda Kibet By A Minute Over 10k In Glasgow  *Results
*From Kenya Kenya's Coach Kirwa Calls On Young Athletes To Be Consistent Kenyan sprinters are starting to emerge, one clocks 9.9 hand-timed 100m on basically a dirt track.

*Huge Marks For Cuban Field Eventers In Fortaleza, Brazil
*Cuban Triple Jumpers Giving GB's Phillips Idowu Something To Ponder

Blogs And Opinions

Doug Logan Turns 66, Blogs About How Hip And Active He Is

Rick Broadbent Gives His Top 10 Running Movies And Trashes A Classic

Slovenia's Primoz Kozmus On His Preparations For Outdoors

Inspiration: Injured British Soldier Completes London Marathon In 2 Weeks

More Weekend Action:

Prague: Patrick Ivuti Gets 2:07:48 Course Record At Prague Marathon

Japan: Yukiko Akaba (Mother Of A 2-Year-Old) Blitzes 1:08:50 At Sendai Half Marathon

Berlin: Matthew Koech And Peninah Arusei Win Berlin 25k

Florida: FSU's Brian Chibudu Jumps 26'5" Colleigate Leader In Long Jump

Multis: British Heptathlete Jessica Ennis Returns To Competition After 11-Month Hiatus With Personal Best
*Combined Events Recap From IAAF

The 3 Biggies Are Coming - SEC, Big 12 And PAC 10

SEC Meet Start Thursday At Florida *Meet Info
*#1 Ranked Florida Gator Men Excited To Be Hosting Meet
*Jeff Demps Looking To Win NCAA Titles In 2 Sports This Year The super-frosh has yet to make his mark in track yet due to injury after a standout fall in football.
*Demps: "I'm a football player that runs track."
*A Week Old Look At Arkansas' Andy McClary, Who Has A 3:36 PB But No NCAA Outdoor All-American Certificates

PAC 10 Meet Starts Saturday
*Press Release
*Thanks To 1-2-8 Finishes In Multis, Duck Teams Have Big Leads Heading Into Meet The Duck men should win while the women's team battle will be hotly contested with a lot of teams in the mix.
*Eaton, Ackly Go 1-2 In PAC 10 Decathlon
*Theisen, McFadden Finish 1-2 In PAC 10 Heptathlon
*Rachel Yurkovich Looking For 4th Straight Javelin Title

Big 12 Meet Is This Weekend *Meet Info
*Nebraska Will Be Searching For Its 100th Conference Title

Must Read - In Depth Look At Shaheen, World's Fastest-Ever Steeplechaser
Pat Butcher
writes about a man who left Kenya for Qatar so he could speak his mind, outdueled El Gerrouj in the Moroccan great's first 5k, and ran 7:53 for the steeplechase all in the summer of 2003. Butcher provides a deep look at Shaheen's toughness that you won't find anywhere else, including his reaction to running 7:32 in his return to the track (where he was defeated by several Kenyans). Watch Shaheen race Ezekiel Kemboi at the 2003 World Championships - One of the greatest steeple races, if not the greatest, of all time, with fantastic commentary.

This Weekend's Races Will Be Exciting

1. Adidas Track Classic Startlists Just check out the events and you'll see it's a great meet.
2. Haile G and Vivian Cheruiyot Look To Break 10k Records In Bupa Great Manchester Run Sunday *BUPA Great Manchester Run Start Lists
3. Deriba Merga Coming Back Quickly From Boston To Attempt Ottawa's MDS Nordion 10k
4. PAC 10s: Ken Goe Predicts Oregon Will Sweep PAC 10 League Titles In His Oregon Running Roundup

Last Week's Results Still Trickling In
*Paul Tergat Misses Big Berlin 25K After Training Injury, Still Has Fire In The Tank He says a sub-2:00 marathon will never happen, that 2:02 is virtually impossible.
*Zimbabwe Proud Of Their Two Stud Long Jumpers For Florida State At 8.05 And 7.73m Last Weekend
*Oregon's McKay High Graduate Ryan Bailey Runs 10.06 For Rend Lake College 6th-best in the world this year.

Scandals And Dramatic Plots

*Writer: Valerie Vili Worth Paying For To Remain A New Zealander She's only netting 40k a year and pouring $160k into keeping her career going.
*Bolt Is All Set To Come Back *Bolt Gets His Insurance Claim Taken Care Of In World Record Time
*Changing Tunes: Reports Say Blanka Vlasic Will Compete Full Golden League Schedule Maybe she wants to get the million this year. The best high jumper of her era failed in her final Golden League meet, came up short at the Olympics, and fell short again at the European Indoor Championships!
*Quinnipiac In Court Over Alleged Title IX Manipulations
*Scolded WADA To Release "Enhanced" Wherabouts Rule As European Countries Threaten Funding Withdrawal  WADA's finally met its match: funding cuts!
*Berlin - Despite $$$ Controversy - Appears To Be Landing Top Athletes
*Pointless: Dad Of Bumped Fan Wants Big Baby To Apologize He did apologize and for that we give him a classy thumbs up.

Golden League Controver$y: Vlasic And Other Top $tars Considering Berlin Boycott Vlasic, who barely lost out on her share of the Golden League Jackpot last year, is considering removing herself from the competition this year as it looks like Berlin is hurting for funds to pay the stars their appearance fees.

Tuesday's Usain Bolt News

*Great Quotes From T&T's Richard Thompson On The Sound Of Bolt Whooshing Past Him In The Now Legendary Olympic Final

*Steve Cram Not Impressed With The Bolt 150m Idea

*It Looks Like Bolt Will Race In Manchester
*Usain Bolt Is Healthy And Ready To Run Again

The American Running Scene

Fascinating Look At The Steroid Scene In Baseball Circa 2002

More Drugs: WADA Not Backing Down To Soccer - Whereabouts Rule Will Apply

Settle the Debate