Quote Of The Day

"There is doubt about the fact that this person is a lady. All of the doctors we have contacted have told us that this type of investigation takes days and even weeks before it can come to a conclusion."

- IAAF General Secretary Pierre Weiss, speaking at a post-race press conference about South Africa's Caster Semenya, who absolutely dominated the women's 800 meter final. The question as to whether Semenya is "entirely female" is garnering international headlines - so much so that Good Morning America used LetsRun.com's interview of Semenya on Thursday's show. *LetsRun.com's Video Interview of Semeya With Over 125,000 Views *Semenya's Mom: "She is my little girl. I raised her and I have never doubted her gender."

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12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day SixThursday AM: LRC 800m Round 1 Men: ALL The Favorites, Nick Symmonds and KD Advance, Kiprop and Kamel Square Off Again The first round did not eliminate any of the favorites but there was a little drama as Yusuf Kamel and Asbel Kiprop were back racing each other just 15 hours after their 1500m final. American Nick Symmonds won his heat and KD advanced as well. Recap, photos and video interviews.

Track and Field: 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics LRC Men's 1,500m Recap: Kamel Follows In His Dad's Golden Footsteps The men's 1,500 saw Yusuf Kamel pull a stunning upset, as huge pre-race favorite Asbel Kiprop tried to go from last to first on the last lap and ended up fourth. Kamel (formerly Gregory Konchellah) joined his dad Billy (twice at 800m) as a world champ. American Bernard Lagat got boxed in with 150 to go but managed to get out for the bronze medal, as fellow Americans Lopez Lomong was 8th and Leo Manzano 12th. Recap, photos and post-race interviews with the Americans, Kamel and Augustine Choge. Kamel talks about how he ran 3:36 with no speed work. Plus he talks about his dad.

Other Men's Wednesday Action: 200 Men's Semi: Bolt Cruises And Shawn Crawford Gives The Best Interview Of The Championships We know most of you don't watch post-race interviews, but you should watch this one.

Men's 400 Semi: LaShawn Merritt Sends A Message To Jeremy Wariner

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day Four LRC Men's Steeplechase Kemboi And Mateelong Go 1-2 In Amazing Men's Steeple We recap a super final that saw Paul Koech come in fourth in 8:01.26. Frenchman Bob Tahri broke up the Kenyan sweep, but it was still all smiles for champion Ezekiel Kemboi, who was hilarious after the race. *Videos Here

Controversy At Worlds With Drugs And Gender

LRC Women's 1,500 Recap: Shannon Rowbury Goes Down In Fall, But Put In Semifinal
*Rowbury Reinstated To 1,500m Semifinal After Fall All 3 Americans will now advance.
*Steph Twell In Tears After Poor Performance

Recommended Read: Dick Patrick Writes About World #1 Lashinda Demus' Decision To Uproot Family And Get Serious Now Demus is trained by her Mom with no distractions ... other than her twin boys. Demus is in the final of the 400m hurdles after dominating most of the year.

Monday *Results
12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day Three LRC Men's 10k:
A Day After Bolt's Electric 100m Run, Bekele Reminds Us He's Even More Dominant Than Bolt Kenenisa Bekele remained undefeated at the 10,000 meter distance for his life as he won in a championship record 26:46 thanks to a 13:05 2nd 5k. Eritrean Zersenay Tadese got a well-deserved silver after he put on a spirited frontrunning effort that would have broken anyone on the planet but Bekele. American Dathan Ritzenhein ran the race of his pro career to move up to 6th in 27:22 as Galen Rupp faded to 8th and had to be helped from the track.

Women's Steeple Final - Barringer Just Misses Medals Spain's Marta Dominguez got the win while Jenny Barringer's 9:12 American record was short of the medals in a come-from-behind bid.

LRC Men's 1,500 And Women's 800 Semis Recap: American Men Put 3 in the Final, All 3 American Women Go Out It was polar opposites for the Americans as three made the 1,500 final and none made the 800 final. Pamela Jelimo dropped out while Leo Manzano almost outkicked Asbel Kiprop.

LetsRun.com's Week That Was We try to tell you a few things you might not have known as we talk about the rumors regarding the new drug of choice in Berlin, talk about Ryan Hall's hair and encourage you to watch The Daily Show on Tuesday as they'll talk about Born To Run.

9.58 WR!!!
Usain Bolt Does The Unthinkable
Usain Bolt ran a stunning 9.58 and Tyson Gay a very game American record 9.71.
Commentary: Usain Bolt Superhuman, Tyson Gay ... We try to come up with words to give some perspective to Bolt's 9.58 and Gay's 9.71. Darvis Patton may have said it best: "There are no words to describe him (Usain Bolt). He's like a created game person. He's like a cheat code. That's how good he is ..." Monzavous Edwards compared Bolt to Michael Jordan BEFORE the record run. Plus post-race interviews and more.

Bolt, Bolt, Bolt

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day One LRC Women's 10,000m: 9,950 Meters According To Form And A Very Bizarre Finish This race had it all. Craziness, stupidity, and drama - all in the final 50 meters. Recap, photos, and video interviews, plus interviews with Americans Amy Yoder Begley (6th in a PR) and Shalane Flanagan.
*Day 1 Is Complete: Check Your Prediction Contest Scores link fixed
Day 1 Photos

LRC Exclusive With Greg Brock: Part 2: Brock Explains His Key "Connector" Workout, Talks About What His Goals For Vessey In Europe Were And Now What Her Goals For Berlin Are LetsRun.com caught up with Greg Brock, the coach behind the #1 story in US distance running in 2009, Maggie Vessey. Brock, a former 5th-placer at the US Olympic Marathon Trials and longtime HS coach, didn't hold anything back as he shares all, including key workouts and even the last workout Vessey will do prior to Berlin. Brock may be the one man in America not totally stunned by Vessey's season as, in his mind, it's long overdue in some ways as he always expected Vessey to be an 800-meter star. What Brock said may surprise you but his insight is very educational and this is an absolute must-read for coaches and/or true students of the sport. Part 2 of 2 appears today.

LRC: Event-By-Event World Championships Previews The best previews you'll find ... because we heart our readers.
Worlds Events By Day Get an idea of the schedule of Worlds and don't miss your favorite events. We've got all our event previews here, as well as television and internet coverage schedules.

Worlds Links *LRC: Daily Results/Recap/Previews Page *IAAF Results
Live TV Every Day (Live And Repeat TV Schedule With Events Here) *Internet Stream

Distance News
*Bekele Decides He Will Double
*Paula Radcliffe Out of Worlds Marathon
*Rupp's Dream Season Ends On Sour Note
*NYTimes Piece On Bekele: Is He Greatness Overshadowed By Bolt?

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day Five
LRC Caster Semenya Dominates Women's 800, But Is She "Entirely Female"? For the 2nd straight year an 18-year-old African dominated the women's 800, but this year the winner is garnering worldwide headlines as people wonder, "Is she entirely female?" Behind Semenya, there was a great 3-way battle for the final two medals. *Semenya's Mom: "She is my little girl. I raised her and I have never doubted her gender."*Good Morning American Story on Semenya That Uses LRC Footage *Phil Hersh Article On Semenya *LRC: Message Board Thread on Semenya Here *Watch our interview with Semenya here.

Track and Field: 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Wednesday AM: LRC 5k Heats: Favorites And Jen Rhines Advance, Abeylegesse Doesn't Start The Women's 5k heats were a nearly complete waste of time as only 7 women were eliminated and Meseret Defar felt the need to sprint all the way to the finish to see if she's overcome a sickness. American Jen Rhines advanced. We interviewed her and American Julie Culley. In other action, the decathlon got underway and ...

*Dayron Robles Nearly Goes Out In First Round, Reveals He Has An Injury He started real slow and was only 3rd, the last automatic qualifier in his heat in the hurdles.

*Science Of Sport's Take On Caster Semenya's Tough Case

Sports - May 22, 2005
Wall Street Journal Article On Kara Goucher Taking Down Africans By "Training Harder, Thinking Less"

Men's 400m Semifinal Recap Wariner and Merritt Look Great In Semifinal Wins There were no major surprises here, just the anticipation of another Merritt/Wariner showdown in the final. Columbia University alum Erison Hurtault's run to the final ended. Hurtault competes for Dominica.

Tuesday AM: LRC Women's 1,500 Recap: Shannon Rowbury Goes Down In Fall
Two falls marred round 1 of the women's 1,500 and a victim was the USA's Shannon Rowbury. The other two Americans, Anna Willard and Christin Wurth-Thomas, advanced on their own and Rowbury was put in the semi after appeal. Recap, results and brief interviews with Rowbury and Willard.

News And Recaps From Monday At Worlds

NYC Half - LRC: Tadese Tola Dominates, As Does Paula Radcliffe
America's Brightest Hopes Have Totally Opposite Days As Ryan Hall Leaves Race Very Excited About His Fall Season And Deena Kastor Endures 73-Minute Disaster
Tadese Tola
did his best Sammy Wanjiru impersonation as he hammered it from the gun despite hot and humid weather and was rewarded with a large victory, but the defeat couldn't stop Ryan Hall from feeling very good about his 62:35 performance. Hall, "I should be able to run this pace twice over." New: LRC Photos *Top Results
LRC Covers The NYC Half Robert Johnson talks with the sport's biggest names: Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor, Paula Radcliffe, Hendrick Ramaala, Catherine Ndereba and Tadese Tola before they race Sunday.

LRC Worlds Sunday PM Recap We cover the women's shot put, heptathlon, 400, 100 and men's 400 hurdles semis that were just as crazy as the first round.
*Vili Becomes Double World Champion - Dominant Kiwi shot putter overcame stiff competition.
*Ennis, First Brit Heptathlon World Champion, Gives Country More Hope For 2012 Glory If the Brits perform like the Germans are performing at this WC, they'll get tons of medals.

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day TwoLRC Worlds Sunday AM: 800: Janeth Jepkosgei Goes Down, All 3 US Women Advance updated Things started off with a bang on Sunday as the defending world champ Janeth Jepkosgei got tripped by 2009 world leader Caster Semenya with 150m to go in her heat. Jepkosgei went down and out (but was put into the 2nd round after a lengthy appeal). All 3 Americans advanced to the semis, including US sensation Maggie Vessey.

Mens Steeple: LRC Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Makes An Ass Of Himself, Americans Bomb In the men's steeple, France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, the guy who did the ridiculous celebration in Paris at the Golden League meet, dropped out and then made an ass of himself in the media room. We got some of it on video. The American men did horribly with 2 last places and one DNF.

U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials - Day Eight LRC Saturday PM: Men's 1,500m Round 1 - All 4 Americans Advance! It was a great day for the Americans as the veterans and new guy Dorian Ulrey each advanced to the semis. The Kenyans also got everyone through, while the Algerians lost their top two.
*Men's Shot Put: American Christian Cantwell Wins Thrilling Shot Competition Cantwell came up big yet again on the big stage as he took down a game Tomasz Majewski by a few centimeters on his 5th throw.
*Heptathlon: Jessica Ennis Overcomes Pressure To Take Big Lead Into Day 2 Ennis was on fire all through day 1.
*Men's 400h: 2-Time Oly Gold Winner Angelo Taylor Misses Semis Gets Into Semis Thanks To DQ!
*The men's 400m hurdles was full of drama for the US as these post race videos below show. Johnny Dutch made the semis then puked his guts out, Angelo Taylor thought he didn't make the semis and was upset and Bershawn Jackson had to charge hard the last 100 because of a bad hamstring.
*Women's 10k: Recap Of An EPIC Win For Linet Masai Of Kenya!
*Saturday Post-Race Interviews

LRC $1,000,000 World Championships Prediction Contest The World Champs are here and now that we've got you covered with our detailed event-by-event previews, you can enter our world famous prediction contest. All you do is pick from our list the top 3 in each running event and a couple of field events. It's very easy and even if you don't know too much, we give you a guide on the competitors. You've got until Saturday early in the AM to get your first picks in.

Caster Semenya Statement By IAAF General Secretary Pierre Weiss

Lagat On Bronze

Kamel - "Earlier this year I ran 3:36 without any training. I didn't (wear) any spikes." - And His Dad, A 2-Time World 800m Champ

Lopez 8th

Leo 12th

The Top Interview Of The Champs So Far - Shawn Crawford Is A Character And He Says Bolt Will Run 19.28 In The Final

Heartfelt: Charles Clark On Jesse Owens

Kemboi On Why He Took Off His Singlet

Jenny Barringer After Her 9:12 American Record In The Steeple (Part 1)

Bekele After Another Gold

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