We Agree

"Whoever is in charge of putting up the hurdles needs to be fired. I could have stayed at home today. I feel sick, man. That race doesn't count."

- an angry double Olympic champ Angelo Taylor after finishing 2nd at the adidas Track Classic in a race where one of the hurdles was put out incorrectly.

Bolt/Geb In England, Bay-To-Breakers, Phelps And Power Conferences Take Center Stage This Weekend

BUPA Great Manchester City Games & Run - Bolt's Getting All The Press *Breaking News: Watch It Live Online Sunday 12-1:30 PM EST
Recommended Read: *Geb Still Has Big Goals It seems the only thing that has changed is Geb is now rich as hell and enjoys training alone.
*Ato Boldon: "Thank God I retired before this guy (Bolt) started to run like this."
*The Independent Profiles Bolt Bolt: "I am not going to let anyone change me ..."
*Bolt: "I'll take record to 9.4 sec."
*Gebrselassie And Bolt Hoping For Records Bolt wants Bailey's 14.99 world's best for 150m while Geb wants the UK all-comers 10k record of 27:25.
*Bolt To Ronaldo: Get Tougher & Get More Yellow Cards
*European Champ Darren Campbell Is Paid To Give Out Sprint Advice To Football Clubs
*Bolt Ready For Race That Is Reminiscent Of Professional Foot Races Held In 19th Century In Britain The "American Wonder" George Seward was the star back in the day.
*Bolt: "Car crash has changed my outlook on life."

Big 10 Meet Starts Friday In Buckeye Country *Meet Info *Live Results
*Minnesota Men Lead By 26 Heading Into Final Day
*Gopher Women Up By 7 With 14 In Finalists *Gopher Women Hoping To Complete Triple Crown
*Minnesota Men Have 4 Defending Champs, Women 2
*Wisco Men Devastated By Loss Of Jager, Bethke, Eagon And Withrow, Have No Shot This Year
They're taking the mass-redshirting route after Coach Schumacher's departure.
*Jeff See Going For 1,500m Title At Home
PSU's Sam Borchers got the 1,500m title last year.
*Penn State Preview
Awesome: Reigning champs PSU women will march out stud Gayle Hunter in the heptathlon, open 100 hurdles, 200, LJ and TJ!!!

PAC 10 Meet
Starts Saturday, Rupp Entered In 1,500, 5k, 10k
*Press Release *Entries *Live Results *Live Blog/Stats From PAC 10
*Oregon Scores 26 Points In Men's 10k Thanks To 1-2-4-7-8 Finish
*Galen Rupp's 54-Second Last Lap Leads Ducks To 26 Points In 10k Salazar: "Not bad for a kid who can't kick."
Stanford Website Claims Cardinal Are Still In Contention
UW Wins 3 PAC 10 Titles Including Women's Steeple & 10km
*Oregonian Projecting Oregon With 63 Point Men's Victory - Tight 6 Pt. Women's Victory
*One Of Last Vestiges Of Martin Smith Era, Chris Winter, Enters PAC 10 Meet As Favorite In Steeple
*Lananna Wants Oregon Women To Get 4 x 1,500m Record Next Year
*A Look At Scholar, Defending PAC 10 400 Champ And Oregon Team Captain, Keshia Baker
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

SEC Meet
Started Thursday At Florida *
Meet Info *Flash Results
*Arkansas Men In Lead Heading Into Final Day As Aileen Bailey Win LJ & HJ and McPherson Wins Steeple
*Sarah Bowman Wants 1st Outdoor Team Title - May Do 1,500, 800, 5k Triple
Arkansas women get off to fast start; men lagging JMee Samuels didn't make the final. *Arkansas Puts 4 In 800 Final
Meet Preview:
Arkansas Will Have Its Hands Full With Host Florida Bucknam: "A lot of things lean towards Florida winning this championship. By no means are they insurmountable odds."
*A Nice Look At Walk-On Jumper Mychael Stewart Of Arkansas The Sr. is Mr. Team Player.
*Feature On Arkansas Frosh Jumper Tarik Batchelor
*Sexism? Sarah Bowman Is Only 7th Collegiate Women To Be Featured On Cover Of Track & Field News
*A Look At LSU's Chances
*#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

Big 12 Meet
Is This Weekend *
Meet Info *Live Results
*Iowa State's Lisa Koll Wins Unprecedented 3rd Straight 10k Title
*Ryan Vail & Ok. St. Go 1-2  
in 10km.
Underdog Texas Teams Say They Are Ready To Pounce If Favorites Stumble
*Nebraska Will Be Searching For Its 100th Conference Title

Interesting Article On Michael Phelps' Return To Competition We're a running site, but it's fascinating watching Phelps deal with his Olympic success and fame. We wonder who will have the better 2012 Olympics, Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps?

Announcements (Good Meets For Post-Collegiates!):

*New Name, Same Deal: New Balance Boston Twilight Series 2009 *Video Preview Of New Balance Boston High Performance Twilight Meets
*$1000 Fast Mile In Warwick, NY June 1st Looking for sub-4:10 guys.
*Natalie Willer Named USATF Athlete Of The Week After Junior Pole Vault Record, Plus Other Top Marks
*Host A Clinic To Learn About Treating/Preventing Running Injuries
*Vin Lananna Wants Hasay To Anchor World Record 4 x 1,500 Next Year For Ducks Lananna is the king of publicity. Tennessee set the 4 x 1,500 mark pretty low this year with Sarah Bowman's super 4:10 anchor leg at Penn.

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

adidas Track Classic Was Saturday *Results *Photos

*IAAF Recap: Lots of World Leaders At adidas Meet *LA Times Recap of adidas Meet *Reuters Recap Of Meet
What happened? A ton. LaShawn Merritt absolutely crushed the men's 200 in a way that we've never even seen Usain Bolt win a 100 or 200. Bernard Lagat looked good as usual in the 1,500 as Manzano totally bombed along with Shalane Flanagan, who bombed in the 5k. Jenn S. jumped high as usual as well. Anna Willard looked like she'll get the AR in the steeple soon, as the meet was plagued by poor attendance and poor announcing and too many false starts and windy weather once again.
Universal Sports Analysis Of adidas: Who Had Good Days/Bad Days
USATF: Merritt, Wariner, Felix Shine
Angelo Taylor Fumes After Hurdles Put In Wrong Spot
Jeremy Wariner Is Now Reunited With Clyde Hart His decision to abandon him may have cost him millions. *Video Of Wariner Talking About Har
RC: Semi-Live Blog: Our Thoughts As The 2009 adidas Track Classic Is Broadcast Live On ESPN2
A Fan's Guide To The 2009 adidas Track Classic The meet is stacked and we give you an in-depth breakdown of all of the men's and women's mid-d and distance action and give you the highlights of some fantastic sprint action. A lot of story lines, including the return of Alysia Johnson in the women's 800. Will Shalane Flanagan or Anna Willard get the American record in the women's 5k and steeple? Can anyone challenge Bernard Lagat in the loaded men's 1,500? Plus the following non-distance stars: LaShawn Merritt, X ManJeremy Wariner, Terrence Trammell, Lauryn Williams, Muna Lee, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, Dawn Harper, Perdita Felicien, Stacy Dragila, Jenn Stuczysnki and others.

Tadese Tola Smashes Patrick Makau And Ritzenhein's Course Record To Win Healthy Kidney 10k In Central Park In mile four, it became a battle against the clock as Tola got the win in 27:38 to pick up the $20k Zayed CR bonus. LRC: Top 25 Results/Discussion

Catherine Ndereba Running For Office

Sunday's Bay-To-Breakers 12km Could Be Really Cool
*Deena Kastor Excited To Be Running First Ever Bay-To-Breakers
*Kastor Pulls Out Of Next Week's Bolder Boulder
*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.
*Josh Moen Also Running Bay-To-Breakers

Recommended Read: While Touched By Crawford's Gesture, Churandy Martina Reveals Olympic Silver Doesn't Feel Right To Him Either

Random Links
*Sprint Action To Dominate In Saturday's Puerto Rico Meet David Payne in the hurdles plus Churandy Martina in the 100m.
*5 Olympic Champs Including Nélson Évora To Compete In Brazil On Sunday
*IAAF Happy With Future Plans For 2012 Olympic Stadium
*Recap Of North Rift Secondary Schools Championships In Kenya A heavy downpour left the track muddy as hell as the 10k men's winning time was 32+.
*Robert "Mwafrika" Cheruiyot, Martin Lel And Emmanuel Mutai Named To Kenya's WChamp Team Not sure if this mean's they'll actually show up or not.

USA Berlin WC Marathon Squads Announced

*Browne, Jenkins, Cabada, Young And Gabrielson To Run Marathon For USA In Berlin That's quite the cast of characters on the men's side.
*Brief Chat With USA World Champs Marathon Reps: Goucher, Davila, Moody And Gomez
*USA Announces Women's Marathon Team For Berlin World Championships
*More USA Jenny Barringer Not Sure What Event To Focus On

Great Action Lined Up In Manchester, England

*Bolt Is In England And They're Trying To Answer The Question: What Makes Bolt Tick? This article is great and tells you a lot about the most famous track and field athlete of the 21st century. Start with this quote: "He partied a lot last year and look at the success! I guess it works for him. He arrives at the club at two in the morning and leaves at five - so it's not like 10 hours wild partying or anything." Also read about Bolt's nickname among law enforcement in Jamaica: "Lead foot."
Marlon Devonish Pumping Up His Chances Of Downing Bolt This Weekend "Of course I want to go there and win. I don't think Bolt will be in 9.6 shape yet - and he's had a car accident as well." All we can say is Good Luck, Marlon.
Big Weekend In Manchester As Bolt Will Run 150 And Geb Will Run 10k

Interesting Read: What Happened To Track In Illinois? Good History In Here "Today, high school athletics is carried on the backs of walk-on coaches. This is not to say that there aren't some great non-faculty coaches in sports like track and field. There are. But being a walk-on coach makes recruiting and promoting your program in the hallways and classrooms almost impossible. It is not surprising that today most schools have a new track coach every three years - and that is not how you build a program and develop great teams and great athletes." Coach Skip Stolley on why the quality of track and field programs has declined sharply in Illinois (and likely in many parts of the US).

Great For The Golden League: Bekele Going For Golden League Jackpot In 3k/5k In 2009 Considering what happened in Doha, Qatar last weekend we don't give Bekele much of a chance of going 6 for 6 in the 3k/5k against Shaheen, Kipchoge, Choge and others.

Getting Smarter: Brits Go To Independent Drug Testing Agency Later This Year - Drug Suppliers Will Be Targeted BBC

Why Our Sport Is Cool: Britain's Oldest Olympian - '32 and '36 4 x 400 Medallist Godfrey Rampling - Turns 100

Prefontaine Meet Lines Up 3 Olympic Throws Gold Medallists

Canova-Trained Bosnian Athlete Set To Compete In Mombasa

Power Conference Action This Weekend

Big 10 Live Results (Fri-Sun, Ohio State Hosts)

SEC Live Results (Thu-Sun, Florida Hosts)

PAC 10 Live Results (Sat-Sun, Oregon Hosts) Galen Rupp entered in 1,500, 5k and 10k.

Big 12 Live Results (Fri-Sun, Texas Tech Hosts)

IC4A And ECAC Info *Schedule/Results (Fri-Sun, Princeton Hosts)
*Liberty Looking For 3rd Straight Team Title

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