Quote Of The Day

"I run to race. And I race for championship win."

- Nick Symmonds, who defended his USATF title in an exciting stretch duel with a late charging Khadevis Robinson in the 800 on the final day of the 2007 USATF Championships in Eugene, Oregon. LRC Sunday men's recap here.

USATFs *Results Photos: *Day 4 Sunday *Day 3 (1,500, Steeple, 400, PV) *Day 2 (100, 5k) *Day 1 10k Photos

Sunday Men's Distance Action LRC Lomong Gets First, Symmonds Gets Another, Webb A No Show In the men's 800, rivals Nick Symmonds and Khadevis Robinson put on a show down the homestretch with Symmonds coming out on top. In the men's 1,500, Alan Webb pulled out before the race with an injury, and that left favorites Lopez Lomong and Leo Manzano dueling down the homestretch with Lomong coming out on top. Arkansas Razorback Dorian Ulrey closed nearly as fast but started the last lap a second back and finished 3rd. Recap and race videos.

More Men's Distance: *Nick Symmonds Wins Thrilling 800 Over KD Oregonian
*Galen Rupp Selects Michael Johnson To Be His Agent Somehow we don't see Rupp pulling a Wariner and signing with adidas and then dumping his coach.

*Ben Bruce On Men's Steeple: "I Blew It"

400 Hurdles: Bershawn Jackson, College Soph Johnny Dutch And Olympic Champ Angelo Taylor Sweep Hurdles, Jackson Predicts Sweep At Worlds
*Hurdler James Carter Throws Out Some Veiled Drug Accusations, Says He May Switch To Decathlon

200: Shawn Crawford Blows Away Field In Men's 200

High Jump: Tora Harris Wins High Jump, Oregon's Jesse Williams Finishes 4th And Won't Go To Worlds

Shot: Christian Cantwell Wins Shot Put

JR: Mac Fleet Wins 1,500 At Junior Meet, Pulls A Deak At The Finish (Photo)


Marta Domínguez Runs 9:16.50 World-Leading Steeple, Jana Pittman Returns From Injury IAAF

Saturday USATF

Saturday Distance Action
LRC Rowbury Back Atop The US 1,500 Ranks
Christin Wurth made it interesting, opening up a 3-second lead at the bell on Shannon Rowbury, but Rowbury blitzed the last lap in 60 seconds to get the come-from-behind win and put her back atop the US 1,500m rankings. Anna Willard, attempting the steeple/1,500 double, was third.

LRC Josh McAdams Gets His 2nd USATF Steeple Crown McAdams held off the challenge from Dan Huling.

USATF Friday

Alberto Avalanche Continues
LRC Kara Goucher Gets 5,000 Crown If you thought Kara had given up on the track now that her marathon career is in full swing, think again. Goucher blasted away from Jen Rhines with 500m to go and coasted to her 2nd straight USATF 5k track crown. Goucher will run the marathon in Berlin. NCAA champ Angela Bizzarri moved up for third. Chasing the World Championship "A" standard wasn't the first thing on her mind, as she's never left the country. Goucher's win gave Alberto Salazar-coached athletes 3 of the 4 distance titles in Eugene. The fourth title (the men's 5k) went to Alberto's co-worker Jerry Schumacher, as Matt Tegenkamp led a 1-2-3 Portland sweep.
More Goucher:
Oregonian: Goucher Wins 5,000 While Working On Her Marathon Speed

Day 2 AP Recap: Mike Rodgers Goes From Selling Air Jordans Out Of The Back Of His Car To Winning The USA 100m 9.91w for Rodgers. In the women's 100, Carmelita Jeter outleaned Muna Lee in a fast 10.78w.

Women's 100: Women's 100: Muna Lee Becomes First Woman Ever To Run 10.78 And Lose

Olympic Trials Will Be Cut To 6 Days In 2012 This doesn't seem to cut the financial cost on athletes much or reduce the amount of stress on them much (Project 30 goals), but having the Trials over 2 weekends is perfectly fine with us. The old system wasn't broken and the new one isn't much different.


Eliud Kipchoge Runs World-Leading 12:56 In Milan IAAF

USATF Thursday

Alberto In Straight Sets
LRC Galen Rupp Wins USATF 10k Title link fixed Galen Rupp made it look easy, easily putting away from a surprising Dathan Ritzenhein over the last 500 to win his first USATF title in his last time in the Oregon Duck jersey. Along the way, Rupp dispatched a who's who of American distance running, as veterans Meb Keflezighi and Abdi Abdirahman tried to push Rupp. Rupp's win capped a great day for Alberto Salazar as in the women's 10k final, the Salazar-coached Amy Begley shocked Beijing Olympic medallist Shalane Flanagan in the 10k over the last 150m.
More Rupp: Race Results Weekly: BEGLEY AND RUPP GET TWO DRAMATIC USA 10,000M VICTORIES Rupp is the first athlete to win the USATF 10k and NCAA 10k crown in the same year.
*Eugene Register Guard Recap: Galen Rupp Gets First USATF 10k Crown
*Fabulous Galen Rupp Wins USATF 10k Title

LRC 800 And 1,500 Recaps We give you analysis on the 800s and 1,500s you won't find anywhere else: Rob Myers Gate, Maggie Vessey's giving us a coronary, and Golden Coachman making the 800 semis with one shoe. Of course we've got the basics like Alan Webb and Will Leer.
More Men's Distance: Wheating Wanted To Run 1,500, Lananna Made Him Pull Out
*Three OTC Guys Advance In Steeple

USATFs Complete  *Race Videos (Also On Right Of Homepage)

Sunday Women's Distance Action LRC Hazel Clark Gets National Title #5 As Maggie Vessey Leaves It Too Late, Barringer Cruises, Willard Makes 2nd World Champs Team In the women's 800, Hazel Clark went wire-to-wire as Prefontaine surprise winner Maggie Vessey took her Borzakovskiy-like come-from-behind tactics to another level. With 200 meters to go, she was 20 meters behind. She threw down a 28-second last 200 but it was too little too late as she finished 4th. 20-year-old Phoebe Wright picked the perfect time for a nearly 1-second PR to finish 3rd in this tight race. Jenny Barringer took the drama out of the women's steeple as she dominated and Anna Willard was content to just make the World Championships team after she made it in the 1,500 the day before. Collegian Bridget Franek finished third to put a ticket to Berlin on the agenda.

200: As A Defending Champ, She Didn't Have To, But Allyson Felix Ran All Rounds And Won 200 USA Today

100 Hurdles: Olympic Champ Dawn Harper Wins Hurdles, Wins $25,000 Visa Championship Series

Women's Injury News:
Hurdle Star Lolo Jones Doesn't Finish Hurdle Semifinal, Olympic Silver Medallist Hyleas Fountain Pulls Out Of Heptathlon

Jamaican Champs

Bolt Runs 20.25 To Win 200 At Jamaican Champs
Usain Bolt 9.86 Into Wind Over Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser 10.88 Into Wind
*Video Of Bolt's 100

Saturday USATF

Non-Distance Action
LaShawn Merritt, Sanya Richards Dominate 400 Meters

Jumps/Throws: Big Marks From Dwight Phillips, Kara Patterson Highlight Day 3

Jrs: Chalonda Goodman Gets Sprint Double And Anastasia Jelmini Gets Throws Double At US Junior Champs

Recommended Reads: Walter Dix's Contract Dispute With His Agent Has Taken Its Toll On His Running In 2009
*Galen Rupp Understands The Glare German Fernandez Is Under - Alberto Salazar Says Ritz Is One Guy He Always Wanted To Take On
*Oregon Recruit Jordan Hasay Is Growing Up Fast

It's Official: Nicole Bush Broke Her Foot On Water Jump That Was Too High

Friday USATF

LRC Schumacher's Boys Go 1-2-3 In Men's 5k 20-Year-Old Evan Jager makes World Champs team (well, not officially), German Fernandez gets American junior record.
Matt Tegenkamp
got the win over training partner Chris Solinsky as they both blasted 53-second final 400s, while 20-year-old training mate Jager finished 3rd.

Alberto Salazar To Coach Dathan Ritzenhein It's been a great week so far for Alberto's athletes.
*Eugene Register Guard Editorial: As he was as a runner, Salazar is leading the pack as a coach.

LRC  800 Semi/Steeple Recaps The favorites made it to the finals. In the women's steeple the water barrier was set at the men's height instead of the women's.

Decathlon: Senior: Trey Hardee Pulls Away To Win Decathlon
Junior: Curtis Beach Wins Decathlon, Completes Triple Crown Of American Junior Records With World JR Record In Dec. 1,500

Thursday USATF Women's 10k

LRC Amy Begley Shocks Shalane Flanagan It came down to a thrilling last lap and in the end, it was not the Olympic bronze medallist who came out in top with a Hayward Field record, but the Alberto Salazar-coached Begley.

100m: *
Tyson Gay Runs 9.75 Wind-Aided
Look Out Bolt: Tyson Gay "Disgusted" With His 9.75 100m

Discus: Stephanie Brown Trafton Wins Her First National Title In Discus, Will Have Corn Dog To Celebrate
The Olympic champ had never won USAs before.

Decathlon: Olympic Decathlon Champ Bryan Clay Pulls Out Of Decathlon

*Ashton Eaton On Trey Hardee's Heels In Decathlon (4 Points Back After Day 1)

Triple: Brandon Roulhac Wins

Kenyan Champs

Samuel Kitwara, Who Beat Geb In Half Marathon, Wins 10k At Kenyan Trials
*World XC Silver Medallist Linet Masai, Who Beat Dibaba In NY, Wins Kenyan 10k Nationals

*Paul Tergat Delayed Flight To Watch Women's 10k At Kenyan Trials

Men's 800 Final

Men's 1,500 Final

Women's 800 Final

Women's 1,500m Final

Men's 5k (You Can Fast Forward To The End) Video Fixed

John Trautmann On The Comeback Trail (He Works Out With Erin Donohue And Gags)

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