LRC The Week That Was Last week was an amazing one for track and field fans, as you had World Indoors and NCAAs taking place on the same days. We're not going to recap the meet again, but instead we talk about interesting tidbits like new world-record-holder Curtis Beach, unheralded world champions from the NCAA meet, -200 degrees performance-enhancing cryotherapy chambers, the drug-free L.A. marathon (as in you're free to use drugs), and our performance of the week... and it's not by who you think it is.

Worlds Coverage
*LRC Recaps: *Day 3 *Day 2 *Day 1 Men/Women

QATAR-DOHA-IAAF WORLD INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS *All-Athletics Lists Formula-Based Top-10 Performances For Males And Females From Doha Jessica Ennis #1 female, Teddy Tamgho #1 male.
*Video Of Lagat's 3,000m Win
*Over-Confident Isinbayeva Contemplating Time Off When you're the world athlete of the decade, you are ridiculed every time you lose. Take a vacation and come back and break the world record.
*Aggressive Jenny Meadows Beaten By Savinova, Who Ran 52.0 This Season Meadows has now lowered Kelly Holmes' indoor record twice and medaled at Worlds twice.

Athletics Kenya - Chill Out!

  • Jamaica Not Worried About Only 2 Worlds Medals ... because they're not worried about indoors. This is the team everybody was saying is better than the US just a few months ago.
  • Kenya Athletics Boss Irate With Kenyan Peformance At Worlds AK bosses as usual are over-reacting. Kenya could only afford to send 6 athletes to Doha, they still came back with 4 medals, and the organization is talking about changing the whole system and taking more control over the athletes. Ted Williams is the only man in over 50 years to bat .400 and the Kenyans aren't happy with batting .667.

NCAA Indoor Championships: Florida And Oregon! *Day 2 Results *Day 1 Results *Day 2 Recaps Men/Women *Day 1 Men/Women

LRC Men's Day 2: Deja Vu For Wheating, Andrews And Emanuel Saturday was a day for the history buffs, as Andrew Wheating's indoor frustration continued, Robby Andrews' unbeaten streak continued, Lee Emanuel again dominated the mile ... and then there was Dorian Ulrey making history with his first NCAA title. Hats off to the team champions, the speedy Florida Gators, who won fairly easily over Oregon.
More: Virginia Frosh Robby Andrews Upsets Andrew Wheating And Remains Undefeated

NCAA: Div 1 Indoor Track Championships Mar 12 LRC Women's Day 2: Favorites & Big Names Shine As Bizzarri And Koll Battle In Epic 3k The favorites earned dominant victories in the 800 and 1,500, but the most anticipated matchup of the night was in the 3k, where Lisa Koll and Angela Bizzarri put on a great show. Oregon's dominant team victory and an American record in the 400 shouldn't be forgotten either.
More: *Francena McCorory Of Hampton Sets US 400m Record In Winning NCAAs From a nobody HS record-holder to a US record holder!
*Duck Women Win Oregon's First Female NCAA Team Title In Any Sport Since 1987 Quotes from Vin Lananna after Ducks were down after Day 1.

LRC Day 2: Ashton Eaton Sets World Record In Heptathlon Eaton put on a show for the ages and one that totally amazed us even as distance running fans. We try to put his unreal performance in perspective for you by stating that Eaton by himself is better than most college track and field teams. More: *Eaton Impresses Dan O'Brien By Breaking His World Record

NCAA Discussion:

*Bizzarri rules!!!!!
*Wheating = Men among boys
*NCAAs scored by class
*Official apology to Robby Andrews and Employee #1
*what happened to Hasay in the 3000

Mo Trafeh Smashes Gate River Competition By 54 Seconds After 4:22 Opening Mile
*Boards: Mo Trafeh, Katie McGregor Win Gate River Run According to the boards, Mo Trafeh took the first mile out in 4:16 (USATF says 4:22) and never looked back en route to a studly sub-43 clocking on the 15km course in Jacksonville. Tim Nelson was runner-up for 2nd year in a row while Jen Rhines was #2 on the women's side.
*Video Of Gate River Run Finish - US 15km Road Championships

More Meet Coverage

NCAA Day 1 Recaps

LRC Men's 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

The Robby Andrews Section

Robby Andrews' Win Gets Nice Article From When you're undefeated and you beat an Olympian at NCAAs in your freshman year, you get your own section on for a day ... Vig, don't let it go to his head.

*LRC's Take On Robby Andrews/Andrew Wheating Duel We Employee #1 predicted the Andrews win.
*LRC Final Day Recaps: Men / Women *Day 1 Men / Women

*Jason Vigilante Talks About His Pupil Robby Andrews Flotrack

International Wire

LRC: Photos From Yuri Kano's Win In Nagoya Intl Women's Half Marathon
*More Yuri Kano Defeates NYC Marathon Champ Derartu Tulu At Nagoya 2:27 To 2:28 Kano fell in New York last year when Tulu upset Paula Radcliffe.

*Patrick Makau Breaks 1 Hour In Half Marathon For 9th Time, Wins Along With Pauline Wangui In The Hague

*Results From Japanese University Half Marathon Champs It took 63:30 to get top 8.

Both NCAA Mile Champs Hail From Britain Charlotte Browning (UFlorida) and Lee Emanuel (UNM) have both come to the US and thrived.

LetsRun Gives A Taste Of HS Coverage

HSer Alex Hatz "Becoming Absolute Running Machine" Nice article from Syracuse newspaper on Alex Hatz's negative-split 4:05 mile win in Boston this weekend over Kirubel Erassa (left). Hatz broke Alan Webb's meet record, ran the 3rd-best US time ever, and also broke John Trautmann's 24-year-old New York State indoor mile record. Hatz is going to Wisconsin.

Alex Hatz Breaks Alan Webb's Meet Record At NIN Mile Also a mention should go to Emily Lipari, who won a tough girls' mile in 4:42, one of the fastest-ever prep indoor times.

Earlier Update From Nike Indoor Nationals In Boston Kirubel Erassa of Georgia runs 14:19 for 5,000m.

IAAF World Indoor Championships *Schedule/Results *IAAF Event Reports

IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day Three LRC Lagat Is Utterly Brilliant In Men's 3k As Johnson Earns Bronze In Women's 800 - Day 3 Recap Bernard Lagat put on a clinic in the men's 3,000. No one came close to touching him thanks to a sub-4 final 1,600 and 2:25 final 1k. In other action, Alysia Johnson earned a surprise bronze in the 800, Abubaker Kaki defended his crown and an 18-year-old may have ended Jordan Hasay and Steph Twell mania for eternity by winning the women's 1,500.
More From Lagat: Bernard Lagat On Why He Did So Well In 3,000 Lagat credits the team and USATF: "This is the best team I've ever been on."
*Quotes From US Team After Final Day In Doha The US won almost a third of the gold medals awarded at the meet and were by far the best team there. When Usain Bolt isn't at the meet, the US team looks unbelievable.

More From Worlds:
*20-Year-Old Teddy Tamgho Sets Indoor Triple Jump WR
*Yelena Isinbayeva Fails Again At Worlds
*World Champ Dwain Chambers Hoping To Get Invited To More Meets This Year

LRC Dwain Wins World Title - Wild Day 2 Recap Day 2 of the 2010 World Indoor Champs was a complete thrill to watch, as Meseret Defar unleashed one of the best kicks of her career to split the field in the women's 3,000, Christian Cantwell won the best-ever indoor shot put competition on his last throw with a huge put, and Americans Bryan Clay and Trey Hardee went 1-2 in the Heptathlon. But the men's 1,500 took the cake as the race of the day decade indoors, as the pros ran like high schoolers in a wild event that thrilled the announcers and the cheap seats in Doha filled with Ethiopian fanatics. Not to mention a former fallen drug cheat won the 60, calamity Jane Lolo finally won a championship race, and more ...
Full Results

 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 marathoner Desiree Davila ran a shocking 8:51 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