Quote Of The Day

“People are starting to realize that Angela is pretty good, that she’s one of the better distance runners that’s come around for quite a while... But once again, I think people will remember her for that quiet little girl that ran really fast and had a monster kick.”

- Angela Bizzarri's coach Jeremy Rasmussen in an article about the multiple-time NCAA champion. Bizzarri will run the 3000 this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships

NCAA Indoor Championships - Tonight *Men's Heats *Women's Heats *Schedule *Live 8:55pm Eastern - ESPN360.com

Team Titles On The Line: Oregon Will Go All Out For Title If Meet Is Going Well Heptathlete Ashton Eaton may have to finish 7-event event and then run the 4x4.

Calvin Smith Hopes To Lead Gators To NCAA Title

LRC Video of last lap of all 2009 NCAA indoor men's distance races Rupp became a legend as he won the 3000, 5000, DMR, and Andrew Wheating dueled to the line with Jacob Hernandez.

LRC Preview Of Women's NCAA Indoor Distance Races Find out what we're looking for in the women's races where Jordan Hasay debuts on the big stage on the track, Lisa Koll goes for the 5k/3k double, and the quiet girl Angela Bizzarri looks for another NCAA crown. Or, could the Villanova women steal the show like they did in cross-country?

Great Read: Angela Bizzarri Is Named #4 Illini Athlete Of The Decade Surprise 2009 NCAA cross country champion Angela Bizzarri is running the 3000 on Saturday.

LetsRun.com Previews The Men's NCAA Indoor Championship
We wanted to pick true freshman Robby Andrews over Olympian Andrew Wheating in the 800 but we came to our senses. See who we're picking in the distance races and in the team race on the men's side.

Vin Lananna Staying Behind With Medical Concerns
Before Vin Lananna came to Eugene, the best Oregon's women had ever finished indoors was double digits. This year they might win it all but the man behind the curtain will be watching from home.

Elites Announced For This Weekend's Gate River Run in Jacksonville - US 15km Championships Tim Nelson almost won last year and he's back for a race with Team USA Minnesotans Patrick Smyth and Antonio Vega. Jen Rhines is the big name on the women's side and might get her stiffest challenge from Colleen de Reuck.

More Meet Coverage

Usain Bolt Wins Laureus World Sportsman Of The Year For 2nd Consecutive Year Bolt is the Tiger Woods of track and field. That comparison used to work so well.

News From The World Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Isaiah Kiplangat Talks About Inclusion On Kenyan World XC Team

Olympics Day 12 - Athletics LetsRun.com The Week That Was This week we dish out Weekly training advice from coach Jama Aden and our Stat of the Week from Down Under, praise Doug Logan, and give a Thumbs Down to athletes skipping Worlds, especially Qatari Saif Saaeed Shaheen. Plus we set the over/under on US mid-d/distance medals in Doha and have updates on Alan Webb and Serena Burla.

2 Articles From Brett Hoover At HepsTrack

*Kyle Merber's 3:58 Makes Him 17th Heptagonals Runner Sub-4 Every school in the heptagonals (including former members Army and Navy) have had a sub-4 miler on their team at some point.

*Former Harvard Triple Jump Heps Champ Is Competing For Haiti In Doha The true amateur spirit: Samyr Laine, a law student at Georgetown, says he's not in the sport for the money but to pursue excellence.

Young Guns - HS Tracksters Section

Olympic Torch Relay, Day 13 Nike Releases Full Information On New Nike Track Nationals To Be Held In Hayward In July Read about how a high school team can qualify for this national high school team track and field championhip ...

17-Year-Old Marathoner Inspired By Billy Mills Oliver Bear Don't Walk is 17 and ran 2:37 in his first try at the marathon. He says: "My goal is to keep running long enough to get to the Olympic Trials in the marathon and hopefully the Olympics." We wish him luck.

Marathoner Going For Sub-3 Clocking In 5th Decade 53-year-old Gary Allen ran a sub-3 in the '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s and is going for the '10s.

US Running News

USATF CEO Doug Logan On The Deficiencies He Has Noted In Track Events - Live And On TV We are glad to see Logan is working on improving the way track is presented as a live event and on television.

Webb A Hit At Olympia Running Store The bigger news to distance fans is how Webb is recovering from Achilles surgery.
*Message Boards: Webb running 3-4 miles per day

Linda Somers-Smith Runs 57 Minutes For 10 Miles At Age 48 To Break American Record

Brief Chat With Paige Higgins - Running LA On March 21 Higgins is training with Training Talk III guests Greg McMillan and Brett Gotcher in Flagstaff.

LRC Photos From 65th Lake Biwa Marathon
*Recap: Yemane Tsegay Wins Rainy Marathon As Japanese Again Impress

6-Time Olympian Maria Mutola Is Now Scoring Goals As Soccer Striker

Bett and Felix Take Almond Blossom XC Titles This was the last IAAF XC permit meet.

Uh-Oh: Russian Government Wants More Medals

Dmitry Medvedev spends vacations in Russian ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana "A victory has plentiful fathers, and a defeat is always an orphan." Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is very unhappy that Team Russia only scored 11th on the team medal charts in Vancouver despite tens of millions of dollars in government funding. The next winter Olympics will be in Sochi, Russia, so Putin and the gov't are going to do everything they can to restore former glory.

IAAF World Indoor Championships *Results *Coming Saturday: Men's 1500, Women's 3000 Final @ 8:55am Eastern

LRC Day 1 Men's Distance Recap - Symmonds DQ'd The US distance men had a great day except for the disqualification of Nick Symmonds who ran the 2nd-fastest time in the first round of the men's 800. The race judges determined Symmonds ran out of his lane in the first lap. In other action, Bernard Lagat won his heat of the 3000 while Galen Rupp got a bit lucky to move forward after finishing 5th in the sprint finish. 
*Boards: Symmonds DQ from Worlds 800 - What Happened?
*Boards: Rupp's Out The commentators originally thought Rupp was out, too.

LRC Day 1 Women's Distance Events - 5 Out Of 6 Advance To Final Hats off to the American distance and mid-distance runners as 5 out of the 6 Americans advanced to the final. Anna Pierce won her heat of the 800 and even Desiree Davila managed to make the final of the 3000.

Track and Field: 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Former World Indoor Champion Bernard Lagat Will Be America's Best Distance Medal Hope In 3000m

*Ironic New World #1: Dwain Chambers Happy To Be Back In System Chambers gives good quotes and has been one of few athletes to just come clean after getting busted.

*Hansons-Brooks Marathoner Desiree Davila Will Run 3000 For USA In Doha We're glad to see Davila getting a little press.

Full Event Previews: *Men's *Women's The distance and mid-distance races should be really interesting.

Non-Worlds/NCAA News

Meb K Withdraws From Upcoming Star-Studded NYC Half Marathon Haile G and Marilson Gomes dos Santos are still in the field along with a number of top Americans.

Usain Bolt Talks About His Hectic Schedule and Quest To Become A Legend

Results We Missed: Eugene-Based Chris Thompson Wins British 10k By 1 Minute In 28:02

Track and Field: USA Indoor Championships US Champ and World Leader Ivory Williams Tests Positive For Marijuana Days Before Worlds Williams had been one of the pleasant surprises of the US indoor season.

More On Ivory Williams

*Wednesday AM: US World Leading Sprinter Ivory Williams Pulls Out Of Doha For "Personal Reasons" Personal reasons eventually = tested positive for marijuana. Still awaiting word from Williams on whether this was a case of 2nd-hand smoke or spiked brownies.
*48 Hours Ago: US Champion Ivory Williams Now Mentally Ready For The Spotlight After False Starting In '09 The man worried about false starting tests positive for weed.

Non-Distance Events
*Liu Xiang's Coach Says His Chances Of Defending Title Are Almost Impossible
*Indoor Pentathlon Will Determine World's Best All-Around Women's Athlete American Hyleas Fountain is back in the picture, but is Jessica Ennis just too good?

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day Nine 3-Time World Indoor Medalist Mulaudzi Is Skipping Doha Reigning outdoor world champ Mbulaeni Mulaudzi joins other 800m studs Yuriy Borzakovskiy and David Rudisha in skipping the meet.

Kalkedan Gezhagne Profile One we hadn't heard before: Her coach tells her to watch Rambo movies to make her a better athlete.

Feeling Intellectual?

30 Years Ago, History Was Made *Race Video *MBoard Thread On Virgin's 30th Anniversary

30 Years Ago, Craig Virgin Won The USA's 1st World XC Title 30 years later, he is still the only American senior male World Cross-Country champion (he repeated in 1981). Read all about Virgin and his great feat in an absolute must-read by Randy Sharer.

Almost There: Celebrating 10 Years Of LetsRun Perfection

Khalid Khannouchi - Not Done Yet

Khalid Khannouchi Khalid Khannouchi Is Attempting Another Comeback Former world record-holding American Khalid Khannouchi is in Mexico with his wife and orthotics trying to hold his body together for another run at greatness. It's so cool that Paul Tergat, Haile Gebrselassie and Khannouchi are still going for it despite being almost 40 years old.

Michael Johnson on Usain Bolt - "If it were me, I would move to the 400 now." Is he crazy? The 100 is where the money's at. Maybe Michael Johnson is playing mind games in hope that his record doesn't get broken.
*Update: Jamaica vs. US Sprint Clash Not Being Discussed

Mehdi Baala Of France Receives His 2008 Olympic 1,500m Bronze Medal Baala doesn't really fit in the same category as Khannouchi or Bolt, but everyone's a king for a day.

Marion Jones And Former Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson Talk About Her WNBA Tryout With Tulsa Shock Marion Jones might have found the perfect fit in National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame coach Nolan Richardson, who is known for the up-and-down, play of the final four Razorbacks of the 90s.
*Richardson's Interesting Wikipedia Entry

News From Kenya


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Usain Bolt On The 400m

"The 400 I don't want to do, but I think I'll do it in the future because my coach can be very convincing. And he'll find some argument for me to do it." Usain, how about this argument: you'll be the first man under 43. Watch MJ's 400m WR.

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