Wise Beyond Her Years

"I'd just have to say the whole journey. The races are great but it's really about all the behind the scenes stuff. I'm going to miss coach Mondo. Words can't express my gratitude toward him and for everyone who has been there for me all these years."

- Prep star Jordan Hasay responding to a question as to what the highlight of her HS career has been. An amazingly mature response for a high schooler.

Ken Goe Of Oregonian: No Doubt About It, Rupp Is Best Since Prefontaine (At Oregon)

SPAR European Team Champs *Meet Website *Live Results

Behind Dwain Chambers Victory In 100 And New British Record In PV, Brits Off To A Good Start Chambers was disapointed with his 10.07 time.
*Former FSU Star Hannah England Runs 1:59.94
*Tim Benjamin: "I almost quit running."
 His pull out of Beijing obviously made him think about walking away altogether.
*The Independent Looks At 1st-Ever European Team Championships Controversial New Rules

Road Action

For 1st Time Since 1994, Two Americans Win Grandma's Marathon Christopher Raabe became the 1st American man to win since 1994 as he won in a PB of 2:15:13 in the state in which he was born. Mary Akor won the women's race. *MBoard: Grandma's Marathon Finish

Steamboat Classic 4-Miler
Defending Champs Kim Smith (19:38) And Ridouane Harroufi (17:44) Defend Crowns
Recommended Read: Peoria Native Justin Young's Complete Dedication To Running Is Paying Off
He's now a 2:13 guy who will represent the USofA in Berlin the marathon. A lot of guys who are more talented simply give it up as running as a pro requires a ton of sacrifices.
*7 Olympians Including Marathon Champ Dita Running Steamboat

Three Awesome Reads
1) All 4 Legs On Texas A&M's 4 x 400 Recount Their Feelings Before & During Race
They came through big time thanks in part to a walk-on running 45.56. Unreal. Anchor Justin Oliver's advice to his teammates: "Show some heart."
A Look At The 1976 HS 4 x Mile Record By South Eugene High The team was hoping to run 16:40 but ended up running 17:06 in bad weather and all alone. 33 years later, their record still stands.
3) Meet Track & Field News #1-Ranked 1,500 Guy From 2008 - Haron Keitany The guy is a real talent as he didn't even start running until 2005 when he saw some of his friends on television.

2016 Olympic Hunt: Rio Has The Buzz After IOC Meetings We're sure the athletes would probably prefer Rio over Tokyo, Chicago and Madrid. Rio is sexy.

Dumbest Article Ever: Ignoring Infrastructure & Stadium Costs, Beijing Olympics Turned A Profit So they made $80 million if you ignore the $2.8 billion they spent on infrastructure/venues. How can you ignore that?

College News:

*Barringer, Williams Named USTFCCCA Women's National Athletes Of The Year

*Ashton Eaton And Galen Rupp Are D1 Track Athletes Of Year

SPAR European Team Champs This Weekend - Pre-Race News

Unbelievable: 5 More Russians Tests Positive & Are Banned Is any distance runner there clean?

Catching Up With Some Of The Greatest White Runners On The Planet
*Nick Willis' Comeback Is Going Fine - Now Jogging 20 Minutes Some Days He's hoping to compete at the end of the year like in 5th Ave. Mile.
*Chris Solinsky Is Pumped For 2009 He was surprised to run 13:18 at Mt. SAC and was expecting more like a 13:20 high.
Recommended Read: Salazar Trying To Teach Goucher How To Kick Like Rupp Kara will run the 5k at USAs and the only goal is for her to learn how to close. Her lack of a close cost her in Boston.

RR: Jordan Hasay Named Max Preps Female Athlete Of Year

HS Nationals Are Underway *Entries *Live Results *Live Video *Updates From Dyestat Throughout Day

Friday: Chelsey Sveinsson Breaks Jordan Hasay's SOPHOMORE RECORD!!! Wow!!!
*Trevor Dunbar Wins 2-Mile Over Freshman
Dunbar Wins 2-Mile In 8:49
Solomon Haile (14:32) And Emily Sisson (16:34) Easily Win 5ks

If you can't cut it as a runner, try the triathlon!
Article On Former Dartmouth XC Runner Jarrod Shoemaker And His Triathlon-Crazed Family (Editor's note: Dartmouth alums and triathlon fans, calm down. The comment about triathletes not being good athletes is a joke. We enjoy making fun of Dartmouth alums and with Tom McArdle AWOL, we have to pick on Shoemaker.)

Random Links
*Jamaica's World Youth Team Announced
*IAAF Recap Of Day 1 Of South American Champs In Peru Interesting to note that the winner of each event is automatically in the World Champs whether they have the A or B standards. Peru's Inés Melchor delighted the home crowd with a national record and win in 16:00.
*IAAF Recap Of Day 1 Of Combined Events Challenge

An Inside Look At The Internal Fighting Within Athletics Kenya's Nairobi Branch

Good News: Tyson Gay Commits To Running 100 At USAs
Bad News: Tyson Gay Has Only Committed To Running 1 Round Of 100 He might run more than 1 round if he feels good.
*Video: Gay Raring To Take On Bolt

20-Year-Old Russian Yelena Kofanova Runs World-Leading 1:59.09 Sadly, all we can say when a Russian woman runs well is, "Make sure you drug test her."

A Look At Next Week's Japanese Track Champs Entries and schedules are now up. Any athlete with the A or B standard that wins is automatically on the WChamps team.

Lengthy Nick Symmonds Radio Interview In Eugene, extensive track and field interviews get put on the radio. Imagine that.

Seb Coe Talks About His Favorite Teacher - The Geography Guy That Let Him Leave Class Early To Get In More Mileage

Usain Bolt's Home Robbed (Thieves Get $1000 US Of Goods)

Rio Emerges From Olympic Presentations With Buzz We'd rather go vacation in Rio in their winter than Chicago in our summer.

UK Athletics' New Training Director Charles van Commenee May Send Athletes Abroad to Train Prior To 2012 Games

Lance Armstrong 2nd Betting Favorite At Tour de France

Ostrava GP Was Wednesday *Meet Website *Results *Bolt's Race Video (also on right)

*IAAF Recap: 20,000+ Cram In To Watch Usain Bolt Run 9.77 A capacity crowd got what they wanted - a big time performance from Bolt, who overcame his self-described 2nd-worst start ever to run 9.77. Please watch the race video as his last 40m was insane. It looked like everyone else was standing still. *Craig Pickering 2nd In 10.08
*Mid-d & Distance Recap: Melkamu's Amazing Form Continues Just 3 days after her remarkable 29:53, Meselech Melkamu was in the 10k and she put on a performance that would make Steve Prefontaine smile. Pushing the pace from the gun, she traded leads with Linet Masai before getting the win in the end in a world-leading 14:34. In other action, David Rudisha got the win in the loaded men's 800, Haron Keitany ran a 3:49 mile and world record attempts at 20km and in the steeple came up short. *South Africa's Khotso Mokoena Wins 3rd Straight LJ - All Have Been 8.33m
*Pre-Race: Glen Mills Not Too Worried About Bolt's Form He just thinks Bolt didn't try very hard in Toronto.

Sprint News
*Reigning World Champ Veronica Campbell-Brown To Skip 100m At Jamaican Trials She could still run them at world's as she is automatically entered.
*Liu Xiang's Coach Sets September Return Date

Kenyan Coach: Jelimo's Poor Peformance Has Caused Her To Blow Her Earning Power Considering she earned more than a million last year, we doubt she is too worried.

Deena Kastor Is 1st Elite Woman To Commit To 2009 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon A big coup for Chicago to land Kastor, who wants a new personal record.

Paris Golden League Likely To Let Dwain Chambers Race Next Month

Usain Bolt's 9.77

Week In Review

LRC The Week That Was This week we start off with some random thoughts before getting to the 2009 NCAA champs, the start of the Golden League, and some really fast women's 10k action. Along the way, we revise the men's 10k results from NCAAs, show that the regional qualifying system works, and state that there is only one John McDonnell. We also give props to Stanford (sorry, Ryan Grote) and Galen Rupp and ponder: did Oregon really choke? Plus, we give props to Augustin Choge and wonder if he can be the next Kenyan star?

Interesting Idea: Great Britain Versus Kenya International Mile Race June 20th on 2 Continents

University of Colorado Grad Sara Vaughn to Run for adidas

Galen Rupp After The Rupptet (6:43)

Jenny Barringer On Her Stunning 3:59, Holding Every NCAA Record From 1,500 To 5k, And More

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