2 IAAF Meets Are Monday

Aviva British Grand Prix *Start Lists/Results *MBoard Thread Here
Great Women's 3k, Tyson Gay & 12 Berlin Champs Highlight Aviva British Grand Prix
Plus the late addition to the meeting - Berlino!!! The women's 3k is unreal as it has the double Olympic Tirunesh Dibaba versus Kenya's 5k and 10k world champs, Vivian Cheruiyot and Linet Masai. Lots of Americans also are running, including Vessey & Willard in 800,  Manzano & Lukezic in 1,500, Solinsky & Lagat in 3k and Tyson Gay in 100.
*Lisa Dobriskey Within Sight Of Kelly Holmes' 1,500 Mark ... 3:59.50 Isnt Quite 3:57.90
*Gay Tad Bit Sore But Not Ruling Out All-Comers Record
*Idowu & Ennis To Lead British Charge
*Tyson Gay Believes 9.5 Is Possible For Himself
*Tyson Gay Wants To Win & Keep Pressure On Bolt

Croatia *Start Lists/Live Results
Blanka Vlasic's Homecoming/Melaine Walker & Lashinda Demus Rematch In 400 Hurdles In Highlight Of Croatia Meet
Evan Jager & Lopez Lomong will race in the 1,500.

Post-Zürich News

1st Post-Race Video Interview Of Ritz Surfaces
*Hard To Believe - Anna Willard #3 All-Time On US Outdoor 1,500-Meter List Not listed is Jacobs' 1,500 indoor time.
*Kenyans Show Form In Zürich
*A Look at How Jamaicans Fared In Zürich New 110 hurdles record was set, but Stewart exited $1 million race.

Athletics Kenya Head And Paul Tergat React Negatively To Decision To Make World XC Every Other Year Event Their reaction to the fact that Kenyans and Ethiopians dominate is a great one - other countries should train harder.

Ian O'Riordan Column:  "Berlin restored a lot of people's faith and interest in the sport ..." But will it all go to waste?

Olympics Day 16 - Athletics LRC: Dathan Ritzenhein Breaks Bob Kennedy's American 5,000m Record In Zürich Amazed? So are we.
USA Today On Dathan Ritzenhein With Quotes From Salazar And Praise For Brad Hudson

*Oregonian Article With Quotes From Ritz And Salazar And Praise For Hudson From Salazar
Salazar said, "Brad Hudson made the cake. I'm just putting the frosting on it." We agree, as fitness doesn't change that quickly on its own, although Ritz has been sleeping at 12,000 feet in an altitude tent. Ritz: "I don't know if I believed I could do it. I thought maybe three or four years from now. This is definitely the biggest moment of my career so far. I got in a race. By the end I was closing on everybody ... even Bekele."

RRW: "I never thought of myself as a 5-K runner, I've always thought of myself as a 10-K and marathon runner ... I might stick around the track for a while ... I still can't believe it. I never thought it would be the 5-K. Marathon, 10-K, maybe, anything but the 5-K."

More from Zürich: IAAF Recap Anna Willard picked the wrong meet to go sub-4 for 1,500m, as it baretly gets noticed with Ritz mania.

Isinbayeva Chases Berlin Nightmares Away With World Record 5.06m

*Bolt 9.81 - Ho Hum

USAIN BOLT Will Run The 100m Today (Friday) At 3pm Eastern - More Info Below
LRC Boards *Usain Bolt set to break 100m WR tonight?
*Admit it. You've pulled the Bolt pose when no one was looking.
Bekele Says He'll Stay On WR Pace In Zürich

World's Best 1-Day Meet: Zürich Weltklasse Golden League Is Friday *Will Bolt Break The 100m WR? *Watch Here At 1:50 Eastern *Timetable *Entry Lists/Results

NY Times: Are Minimalist Shoes Taking Off?

Sad News: Former NCAA Champ And Olympic Bronze Medallist David Laut Gunned Down Outside His House Checking on a noise out back, he was senselessly shot.
*Editorial: A Senseless Killing *Investigation continues

Veterans Win Hokkaido Marathon As Woman's CR Is Set (2:25:10) Daniel Njenga faded in the heat but held on for a win in 2:12 as Kiyoko Shimahara won the ladies event. *IAAF Recap

Bolt Watches Real Madrid's Opening Match, Says He Can Run Faster In 100 And 200

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Caster Semenya Returns Home To Big Celebration

Video Of Caster Semenya's Homecoming It's also embedded to the right.
*ESPN's Mary Buckheit: "Caster Semenya is being treated unfairly."
*Guardian: "Caster Semenya is a hero - but in South Africa being different can be deadly for a woman."
*AP: "South African villagers praise world champion."
*South African Column: Finding The Words For Caster Semenya
*South Africa To Name Stadium After Semenya

Good For Her: New Zealander Liza Hunter-Galvan Admits She Was A Doper "There's not a lot more to say. It's an awful mistake and I deeply regret it." Although we wouldn't call it a 'mistake.'
*2nd Article On Doping With Quotes From Peter Snell
*Blog That Just Rips Galvan To Pieces
*MBoard Thread of Yr: LetsRun.com Message Boarders Realized Galvan Was A Cheat Back in 2005

Recommended Read: Amazing ESPN "Outside The Lines" Article On Flo Jo, Husband Al Joyner And Their Daughter Mary Unless you're a speed reader, it might take you an hour to read, but it is a powerful story.

Get Your Waffles Out Of The Attic: Cross-Country Season Starts Soon

Recommended Read: Interview With York High School Coach Joe Newton Newton touches 'em all in this fascinating read, including Abraham Lincoln and his former houseguest Arthur Lydiard. He says he never uses a computer and the key to coaching is saying each of his 225 runners' nicknames every day at practice. If you're a coach, you should read this article.
*More From Dyestat:
Eastern XC Runners Need To Know: How Is The Van Cortlandt Park Construction Coming? The question we're asking is will the HEPS be at VCP or not? Construction seems to be moving at the pace of the tortoise, not the hare.
*Dyestat's Top 25 HS XC Programs On Men's And Women's Side Are you ready for some football high school cross-country!?

Running Survey For Running Community
An Oregon runner working on his master's thesis needs runners to take his survey. The requirements are that you are over 13 years of age and run with a group or team. We figured our readers could help him out and he'll share the results. To take the survey click here.

NRR: Can't Make This Up: Company Offers Insurance For Fantasy League Injuries Apparently Tom Brady's injury last year shifted $150,000,000 in Fantasy League winnings.

More Post-World News

Four Ethiopian Sprinters Go AWOL In Scotland

Oregon Runners Return From Berlin

David Monti Provided First Quotes From Nick Symmonds, And He's Pretty Ticked There Were 10 In The Final We agree with Symmonds, who wonders how the hell there were 2 extra men added to the final, neither of whom was Abubaker Kaki.
*Kara Goucher Discusses Her Marathon In Greater Detail
*Alberto Salazar "Not Happy" With His 4 Runners' Overall Performance At Worlds That headline is not totally accurate, as Salazar was really pleased with Dathan Ritz and Amy Yoder-Begley. But his bigger stars, Goucher and Rupp, didn't run up to their best.
*Goucher And Salazar Bewildered By Fluid Problems In Berlin  

Semenya Returns Home To A Celebration

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Berlino - GMOAT - (Greatest Mascot Of All-Time) In His Finest Berlin Moment

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