Quote Of The Day

"In our self-indulgent, Web-hit-driven, celebrity-is-king approach to what is important in sports these days, you are Kobe, Manny, LeBron, Tiger or nobody."
"(Wesley) Korir is none of the above and far from nobody."

- excerpt from Bill Dwyre's inspirational profile in the LA Times of 2009 LA Marathon winner Wesley Korir. Korir's life story is amazing and he currently is living the American immigrant's dream. Despite winning almost $200,000 in last year's marathon, he is still working as a maintenance man in Kentucky, as he likes what he does and wants to be the same person he's always been. 

LRC Stronger 2010 Boston Marathon Fields Finalized We've spent year's ripping the lack of quality in the Boston fields but are actually fairly impressed for 2010. Boston is expecting more sub-2:07 guys than London this year and Meb Keflezighi has only the 17th-best PRof those expected to race.

Recommended Read: Wesley Korir Profile If you are having a bad day at work, read this and realize what life is really about.

World Indoor News

USATF, Are You Reading This?
Charles van Commenee Announces 38-Person British Squad Announced For World Indoors & Refusesd To Give A Goal Medal Count To The Media The idea of shooting for a specific medal count is ridiculous. *van Commenee Impressed By Lots Of New Faces In Endurance Events

Steve Hooker To Lead Australians At World Indoors,
European LJ Champ Ksenija Balta Ready To Battle In Doha


Kenya Only Sending 7 To World Indoors
Only one woman on the squad. Thankfully, she's quite good - 2009 world 5k champ Vivian Cheruiyot. This article explains why Kenya is only sending 7 and it's because there is only money to pay for 6 to go. Boaz Lalang will pay his own way. Maybe LRC should sponsor a Kenyan?
Silver Medallists Paul Kipsiele Koech (3,000) And Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (1,500) Are Left Off Team

Random News
*World 800 Champ Mbulaeni Mulaudzi To Race In 1,500 On Friday
*Usain Bolt Secures More Than $3 Million For Two-Book Deal

AVIVA Grand Prix
The Week That Was In Running This week, our weekly recap of the last week of the world in running gives out praise to Jeff Demps, Deresse Mekonnen, Will Leer and Japanese coaches as we break down the Kenyan and Ethiopian XC Trials and along the way introduce you to Paul Tanui.

Good Read: Article On Aussie Teen Phenom Ryan Gregson - Columnist Says LetsRun Pays More Attention To Gregson Than Aussies Do

Dreams Do Become Reality

LRC: Riley Masters Interview: 4:06 To 3:59 In One Race
LRC catches up with the Maine sophomore who inspired the running world by going from 4:06 to 3:59 in one race. In sharing the secrets to chopping off 7 seconds from his mile PR in one race, Masters reveals that he had never broken 2:00 flat for 800 until the week before his sub-4 race.
*LRC Week That Was Featuring Riley

We're Thinking Of You

Serena Burla Knee Pain Diagnosed As Malignant Tumor - Let's Give Her Our Support Burla, a mother, recently finished 2nd at the Houston Half Marathon and is one of the top US road runners. She will undergo surgery Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in New York City.
LRC Boards: Serena Burla support

The World's Best Indoor Meet?
Birmingham Indoor

RAK Half Marathon - Great Debut For Abeylegesse

*Boards: Elvan Abeylegesse Sets Course Record, Late-Blooming Geoffrey Mutai Gets Upset Win In RAK Half Marathon

*LRC Photos Of RAK Half

Race Recap Abeylegesse's win was the fastest-ever half marathon debut (67:07) and a new CR. She was disappointed the pacing wasn't faster, as she felt easy through 15km.

Results Another DNF for 2009 Boston Marathon champion Deriba Merga as he stepped off the road out of the lead pack with 3km to go. Late entrant Tadese Tola ran under 1 hour but couldn't outkick Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, who got the biggest win of his career, running equal to the American half marathon record of 59:43.

Sad News

1984 Olympic Bronze Medallist Dave Laut Killed By His Wife, Wife Charged With Murder His wife's bail is at $3 million, but she is claiming self defense and years of domestic abuse. This is a tragedy no matter what is determined in court. His wife is also saying she injected him with steroids.
*Message Board Thread

We Wonder If He'll Scream Racism On This One
Former South African Track Boss Leonard Chuene Bought A Mercerdes Benz For 12.8 Cents
It may be hard to put this guy behind bars, as earlier computer files were deleted and documents shredded.

Mid-D & Distance Heavy Bay Area Track Club Led By Shannon Rowbury Is Formed

We Hope They Start Testing In The NFL ASAP
British Rugby Player Makes History & Becomes First Athlete In The World To Test Positive For HGH Sports Illustrated takes a look at the case.

News From Britain

USA Indoors Are Coming This Weekend

*After Making World XC Team, Sara Hall Is Ready To Make World Indoor Team
*Preview Of Women's Running Events
Men: Lagat, Rupp, Solinsky To Battle In 3k, Wheating, Symmonds And KD In 800m These are way better indoor USA championships than you typically see.

LRC Will Have More On This Travesty Later In The Week: *Doug Logan Says USATF Will Not Make Altitude Adjustments For USAs, Which Are Being Held At Over 5,000 Feet Of Altitude Distance runners in the hunt for the Visa Championship bonus are officially screwed.
*USATF Announces World Championship 24-Hour Run National Team
*USA Olympic Committee Tells IOC We Won't Bid On Olympics Again Until We're Gonna Win The new USOC CEO is asking the IOC president to let him know when the IOC is ready to consider a US summer Olympics bid after New York 2012 and Chicago 2016 were denied after the ridiculously long and expensive bid process.
*Ian Dobson And Wife Julia Lucas Join OTC Elite *Rupp/Lagat Battle At 3k Highlights Men's Running Events At USAs

Latest From Kenya XC

More Sad News

Long Time Clemson Coach Bob Pollock Dies

Saturday: Kenyan XC Trials: A Star Is Discovered?

Big East And America East - Getting The Jump On The Other Lazy Conferences Having Their Meets Next Weekend

Sheila Reid Triple Leads Villanova Women To Big East Team Nail Biter NCAA XC champions Villanova got the win thanks to Sheila Reid winning the 1,000, mile and helping in the 4 x 800m.
*WVU's Mary Louise Asselin Breaks 16:00 For 5,000 At Big Easts
*Notre Dame Men Win By Big Margin Thanks To Middle Distance Points
*Flash Results

Albany Great Danes Sweep Team Titles At America East
*Men's Results *Women's Results Recent sub-4 Erik van Ingen took the mile, while recent sub-4 Riley Masters won the 3,000.

Oregon State Petitioning NCAA To Allow Football Players To Compete At NCAAs If They Qualify There is a chance the Oregon State athletes could make the NCAA standards, as Jordan Bishop almost cleared 7'2.5" last weekend and has the "B" standard. OSU women's Coach Kelly Sullivan says the goal is to at least get to the USA Championships.
*Recommended Read: Oregon State Football Players Ask School If They Can Do Track

Men's 1,500m From Birmingham On Saturday: Lagat vs. Mekonnen vs. Willis (Bigger Video Here)

The Next Kenyan Star?

Top Threads Yesterday On LetsRun

  1. Question for Malmo regarding "too few tempo runs"
  2. Your feeling on the economy vs. one year ago
  3. Eating disorders encouraged?!?
  4. White Sorrority Wins Black Step Show
  5. Master Relationship Thread - Emergency Broadcast System
  6. Kornheiser suspended for THIS???
  7. Serena Burla support thread
  8. `84 Olympic medalist Dave Laut killed by wife.
  9. Alan Webb-the Real Story

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