Science Of Sport's Analysis Of Usain Bolt's Record Run In case you haven't seen the tall Jamaican blast the fastest 150m of all time, you can not only watch the race but read the blog's scientific analysis of his race.

Recommended Read: Pat Butcher's Blog A Gem Again - Professor Craig Sharp On Lasse Viren, Doping, Stretching And Other Topics

GO USA: "The US Endurance Model" - Top British Coach, Jim Harvey, Advocates Sending Top British Talent To US For Development Basically, he argues that the NCAA system pushes athletes to higher levels of performance because they're training at a higher level (i.e. running 100-mile weeks). Message Board Helps A Guy Get Into Grad School - The Semantics Of Speed: The Difference Between Run And Jog Read the email and some of the paper for yourself.

AP Review Of Chris McDougall's Born To Run: The book is on the NYTimes best seller list What really interested us was McDougall's research and visits to the Taramuhara Indians of Mexico.

Female British Jav Thrower Speaks After Falling To 4th On Her Last Throw Behind A Surprise Russian

USA Running News

*Ritz On How And Why He Left Brad Hudson He's got big goals and he wants a change.
*Will Claye Named USATF Athlete Of Week: He broke the American Jr record in the triple and won the Big 12 meet as a freshman Coincidentally, he wasn't the best young triple jumper in the world this weekend as a 17-year-old Chinese jumper beat him by about 20cm for a world 17y/o record.

*Inspirational Brief Chat With The USA Men's Berlin Marathon Squad The US squad will be: Nate Jenkins, Fernando Cabada, Dan Browne, Matt Gabrielson and Justin Young. Great opportunity for a hard-working bunch.
*Interesting Notes From The PAC-10 Meet In Eugene - Hayward Attendance DOWN From 2006 Also, we love the story about sprinter Allante Battle, who tied (to the 1/1000th of a second) for 8th in the prelims and had to run the final with only the other guy, then ran fast enough to nab third.

LRC: The Week That Was We try to make sense of the big-time NCAA track and field conference action by comparing Oregon's distance prowess at the PAC-10 meet to Arkansas' at the SEC meet and sympathizing with sub-4 guys and 17-foot vaulters that can't score at conference. We also pause to read an email from one of the greatest legends in track and field history who is a visitor in addition to being a two-time Olympic champ. Along the way we also admire Galen Rupp's kick and ponder, "Is there something wrong with Jacob Hernandez and is there something really special about LaShawn Merritt?" All that and much more.

Recommended Read: Interview With Athlete/Coach Who Is "More Lydiard Than Lydiard" - New Zealand's Barry Magee With all the information out there, we always find it refreshing to read one of Arthur LydiardBarry Magee and's favorite lines on training: "Train, don't strain."

Reebok Announces Preliminary Lineups For May 30th Meet At Icahn Stadium In NYC The meet is going to be very, very good. Get your tickets now. New Yorkers show that, unlike LA, you care about track and field.

Joe Battaglia On 7'8.75" High Jumper Jesse Williams And Weekend Action Williams missed the Olympic high jump final after coming in as a co-favorite, but he upped his PR this winter and is convinced he can compete with the best in the world.

Simon Hart On How Charles Van Commenee Is Making Strides Where Dave Collins Failed Van Commenee is committed to attending events and helping coaches of elites do the best they can. He was on hand to watch star heptathlete Jessica Ennis set her heptathlon personal record last weekend.

14.35! Thousands Watch Usain Bolt Annihilate 150m World Record Geb takes the windy 10k in 27:34 as Bolt puts on a show, beating his nearest competition by an absurd 0.7 seconds. *Bolt's Last 100m Was 8.72*Watch Replay Manchester Great City Games Men's 150m Final *Usain Bolt Interview *Watch Replay Of Entire Manchester City Games, Which Includes 10km As Well As Women's 150m.

Sammy Kitwara Crushes Bay To Breakers Record, Deena 3rd In Women's Race *Results

Phelps Loses In First Meet Back

adidas Track Classic Was Saturday *Results *PhotoRun Photos *More 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

Bolt News

*Steve Cram, Initially Cool To The Bolt 150m Extravaganza, Writes About Its Success
*IAAF Pres Lamine Diack Speaks To Bolt About Responsibility, Pressure And Scrutiny

Unbelievable Drug News

*Remarkable: Belgian Bodybuilders Flee Championship Facility When Drug Testers Show Up Unannounced  This tells you a lot about the "sport" of bodybuilding.
*Big News: Cyclist Bernard Kohl Admits To Buying A Doping Centrifuge And Sharing It With Others
*He'll Cash In Too: The Korean Version Of A-Rod (Cheater) Comes Clean In Book He was tipping off other players on pitches and was privy to the drug culture in Korea, a league where drug testing didn't start until 2007.
*ESPN Interviews HS Star (Double World Junior Champ) Marquise Goodwin, He Says HS Authorities Need To Drug Test We like this guy.

Upcoming Races

*Boniface Kiprop, Mo Farah And Others To Race BUPA London 10k On Monday May 25
*Next High Performance Brazilian Meet Lined Up With Stars Vili And Savigne
*Reebok NYC Meet To Feature Dibaba vs. Kim Smith And Other Top Races
*South Africa's Comrades Ultra Is Earlier This Year - Sunday May 24

NRR: The Next Swimming Star? 17-Year-Old North Dakotan Dagny Knutson Won 4 Events At Phelps-a-palooza Charlotte

Kenya News

*Big Names Expected To Retain Their Spots In Heated Kenyan Olympic Committee Elections
*Wanjiru, Kemboi And Others Speak To Kenyan Athletes About Financial Matters

Jeremy Wariner On Going Back To Coach Clyde Hart The incredible LaShawn MerrittJeremy Wariner rivalry may be the extra motivation necessary to move MJ's 400m world record lower in the coming years. Merritt and Wariner opened up with 44-second 400s this year and Merritt looked phenomenal in his 200m win at Carson. Hopefully we'll see a few showdowns this year, including in the Berlin World Championships final.

Bolt Says Of Course He Will Be Gunning For 2012 Bolt wants to be "a legend" and to do that, he wants to be on top in 2012 as well.

Notable Weekend Action
*Josephat Ndambiri Goes Sub-27 Again In Blustery Conditions In Japan Prior to 2009 no person had ever broken 27 on Japanese soil and now Ndambiri has done it twice in less than a month.
*NZ's Valerie Vili Has Huge 20.69 Throw In Brazil She's the best women's thrower in the world and may change nationalities to Great Britain.
*17 Year-Old Chinese Triple Jumper Sets Age Group World Record 17.13m That is a monster jump for a youngster.
*Amos Choge Kipruto Takes Mombasa Marathon Crown In 2:13
*Kenia Sinclair Jamaica's Lone Winner In Carson This Weekend In The 1,500m It's pretty amazing their only win came in a distance event.

The Big 4 Have Their NCAA Conference Meets

PAC 10 Meet *Press Release *Entries *Results *Live Blog/Stats From PAC 10
*Oregon Duck Men & Women Absolutely Dominate In Front Of Raucous Home Crowd *Centro, Rupp, Wheating: Oregon Goes 1-2-3 In Men's 1,500  *MB Thread On 1,500 *Video Of Great Finish In 1,500
*Register-Guard's Women's Recap: Duck Women Get 1st Title Since 1992
*Register-Guard's Men's Recap:
Whole Meet Was "An extended victory lap" For Oregon
*Oregonian's Men's Recap: "A Perfect Day of Track & Field" For Men
*Oregonian's Women's Recap: 1st Title Since 1992
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."
UW Wins 3 PAC 10 Titles Including Women's Steeple & 10km

SEC Meet
Meet Info  *Flash Results
*Thanks To A Staggering 83 Mid-D & Distance Points Arkansas Upsets #2 Florida To Win Men's Title
*Florida Gator Women Win
*After Taking Abuse From Florida Fans, Trindon Holliday Silences Them With 10.01 100 Meters
*Arkansas Men In Lead Heading Into Final Day As Aileen Bailey Wins 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 J-Mee 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."

Summer Training!

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Power Conference Action Last Weekend

Big 10 Final Results *Team Scores Penn State women win by 1/3 1/4 point over Michigan! Minnesota wins Men's.

SEC Live Results

PAC 10 Live Results

Big 12 Live Results

IC4A and ECAC *Schedule/Results

Recommended Reads

Recommended Read: Pat Butcher's Blog A Gem Again - Professor Craig Sharp On Lasse Viren, Doping, Stretching and Other Topics

Recommended Read: Interview With Athlete/Coach Who Is "More Lydiard Than Lydiard" - New Zealand's Barry Magee With all the information out there, we always find it refreshing to read one of Arthur LydiardBarry Magee and's favorite lines on training: "Train, don't strain."

LRC: The Week That Was May 11-17 Conference Action, adidas Carson, Edwin Moses and more.

HEPS 1,500m

Abilene Christian Men Win Lone Star Track Conference By 100 Points

PSAC Outdoor Championships

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