Quote Of The Day

"Bryan who?"

- University of Oregon multi coach Harry Marra after Ashton Eaton's Day 1 heptathlon performance at NCAA Indoors.  

NCAA Indoor Championships Day 1 *Day 1 Results *Championship Central *Link To Streaming Video (May Require Download But It's Working On Our Computer)

LRC Day 1 Recap: Wheating Beats Ulrey In DMR Duel Andrew Wheating got the baton in 10th(?) place, yet he anchored Oregon to the DMR win and a crucial 10 points at the NCAA championships. In the process, he kicked down Dorian Ulrey, supposedly the best miler in the NCAAs. Wheating's split was a modest 4:01.23 thanks to the leaders slowing down and letting him get back in it. In the 5k, David McNeill got the win over Sam Chelanga, both running sub-13:40.

LRC Women's Day 1 Recap - Tennessee DMR Heroics Steal Show On the women's side, Jordan Hasay ran a sick 4:32.5 anchor, but she started way back and could only finish 2nd to Tennessee. Lisa Koll cruised to the win in the women's 5k.

Oregon's Ashton Eaton Would Be Leading IAAF World Indoor Heptathlon After Day 1 Eaton ran 6.71 in the 60 (NCAA meet record), long-jumped 25'4" (also a meet record), had a decent shot put, but then high jumped 6'11" (another meet record). Eaton's Day 1 score would be leading the IAAF World Indoor Champs after Day 1 (Olympic champion Bryan Clay has the lead there). Duke's HS world-beater Curtis Beach is in 13th.
More Coverage:
AP Day 1 Recap
*A Nice Analysis Of Where Oregon Stands in Team Battle After Day 1

*Eugene Registar Guard's Recap of Oregon's Strong 1st Day

*Oregon Senior Eaton Has Incredible First Day In Men's Heptathlon

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


LRC LetsRun.com Previews The Men's NCAA Indoor Championships
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.

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?

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 4 x 4.

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 when he won the 3,000, 5,000, DMR, and Andrew Wheating dueled to the line with Jacob Hernandez.

Great Read: Angela Bizzarri Is Named #4 Illini Athlete Of The Decade Surprise 2009 NCAA cross country champion Angela Bizzarri is running the 3,000 on Saturday.

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.

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 championship ...

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.

IAAF World Indoor Championships *Results *Watch Live *Today: Men's 1,500, Women's 3,000 Final @ 8:55am Eastern

LRC Day 1 Men's Distance Recap - Symmonds DQd 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 3,000, 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 3,000.

*IAAF Day 1 Recap Of All Events In Doha Americans are off to a good start with sprint, multi and field events.
*New Technology: Video Distance Measurement Being Used In Long And Triple Jump

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

Oregon Men's DMR After Winning NCAAs

David McNeill After Winning His First NCAA Title

Tennessee DMR Thrilled To Win In Post-Sarah Bowman Era

LetsRun.com Inspirational Training Video

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