Outrageous Amount Of News Today - Employee #1 Saves Your Time And Gives His Top 5

1. Old LetsRun.com Favorite - He even trains in Flagstaff.
German Jan Fitschen - 2006 Version Of Billy Mills - Hopes To Relive 2006 10,000m European Champs Magic
*LetsRun Page From Kitschen's 2006 Win: "This morning I was hoping to be top 10. Now I'm the top of the top 10."

2. Recommended Read: Why Jamaica's Champs Is One Of The Best Track Meets In The World We keep a list of "meets to see before we die." This one is in about the top 3.

3. Decathlon News: The Old And The New
*Roman Sebrle Approaching Ripken-Esque 100th Multi-Event Appearance
*Eaton's Windy Season-Opening Decathlon Falls Just Short Of NCAA Record One of these days you'll hit it big, kid. Oh, my bad ...

4. Lisa Koll - With the World XC madness, some of you might not know she ran an NCAA record on Friday night.
Lisa Koll Wins USATF Athlete Of The Week

5. IAAF Nightmare Scenario Continues
*Semenya Barred From Running As Unexpected Announcement Causes Stir
*Semenya May Race Next Week If "She Talks To The Right People"
*Clever Headline: Semenya's Lawyers Planning Legal Action What else do lawyers plan besides a $300/hour bill?
*Suspended South African Athletics Officials Won't Face Hearing For Few More Months Anything the IAAF can do, the South African legal system can do better.

Bonus: Kenya swept all 8 World XC golds. They easily won the men's senior team title. And look at guys not even on the team. Micah Kogo, Moses Masai and Martin Mathathi (see video, right) have all run road 10ks in 27:22 or faster in the past few weeks.

Cross Country: IAAF World Cross Country ChampionshipsLRC The Week That Was
In breaking down the greatest distance race on the planet for you, we try to put the US women's bronze medal in perspective, we wonder if we have another Asbel Kiprop in the making and we scour the results for the first non-African-born finisher. Along the way, we remember the last US men's team to medal at World XC and then we move on to talk about Lisa Koll's amazing run and then talk about Usain Bolt's future rival at 400 meters.

Interview With Bernard Lagat Where He Says He Wants To Run 12:50 And Shares Training And Mental Advice Lagat says he's going to Flagstaff to train himself to get ready to break the American record in the 5k. He also discusses why he's so good at 35 and his A sample EPO positive from 2003.

Spring "Marathon Major" Updates

IAAF World Cross Country Championship LRC How Non-African-Born Athletes Fared At 2010 World XC Some prompting from track writer Alfonz Juck prompted us to look back at World XC results. Only 2 non-African-born men finished in the top 30 in the men's junior and senior races in Bygdoszcz. The fastest-ever American 5k/10ker, Shalane Flanagan, finished 12th in the women's senior race but was still 54 seconds from a medal.

World XC - Kenyan Men Basking In Hero Status

African And American Women - Ho Hum?

OK Fans, So World Cross Isn't Our Thing - At Least We Have The 4 x 4

Track and Field: IAAF World Indoor Championships 19-Year-Old MSU Freshman Tavaris Tate Runs 44.86 To Open Outdoor Season Miss. St. doesn't have indoor track, so Tavaris Tate, a true freshman, qualified for the US Worlds team and won a 4 x 4 relay gold medal in the 4th-fastest time in history a couple of weeks ago.

*Interview With Tavaris Tate After His World Indoor Team Experience With Tate and U. Georgia stud Torrin Lawrence, the US shouldn't lose a 4 x 4 for the next 10 years.
*Profile On Tate After Running Shocking Leg Of USA 4 x 4 Qualifying Team

Excited Organizers Say Diamond League Will Be Like Formula 1 Series Uhhhhh ...

Men's Senior Race - A Hero Made In Poland As Kenya's Wait Is Over *Team *Individual *Photos

IAAF World Cross Country Championship Ebuya! Kenyans Complete Perfect Day!
All 8 gold medals are going home to Nairobi as new national hero Joseph Ebuya put the exclamation point on a day of total domination for team Kenya by winning their first senior men's individual title in over a decade.

*Team Results Kenya 1, Eritrea 2, Ethiopia 3, Morocco 4, Uganda, Spain, Tanzania, Bahrain, USA 9th.
*Canada's Simon Bairu 13th Individual Top American Patrick Smyth is 36th.

3 Articles On Inspiring Figure Joseph Ebuya
*The Story Of Joseph Ebuya Ebuya, managed by Usain Bolt's manager Ricky Simms, ran 13:03 in his 2nd 5k race. He made headlines by defeating Kenenisa Bekele earlier this year in cross-country.

*Ebuya And Sister Alice Aprot Train Together On National Team Ebuya's sister Alice Aprot was 9th (the 6th Kenyan) in the women's junior race today.

*How Ebuya Ran Away From Cattle Rustlers To Running Glory Aprot and Ebuya hail from Turkana, a region not known to produce top runners.

American Buzz

*Bernard Lagat Joins Usain Bolt In adidas Grand Prix Field Lagat will run the 1,500. It was also announced that the world's best all-around athlete, Jessica Ennis, will be in the US to compete with Hyleas Fountain. Get your tickets here for the Diamond League meet in New York City.
*Lagat To Open Outdoor Season With Mile At Drake Relays

*Brief Chat With American World Indoor 1,500 Finalist Garrett Heath He(ath) led the first few laps of one of the most entertaining professional races you will ever see.
*Vega And Lehmkuhle Announced To Run New Orleans' Crescent City 10k Classic US road race.
*Andy Baddeley And Erin Donohue Will Headline BAA Mile Also get some news and notes from RRW desk including amazing Rotterdam Marathon lineup.

Bryan Green Gives His Top 50 US Distance Runners In Terms Of Trade Values 5 out of the top-6 are women and German Fernandez is #7 with Alan Webb #16.

Sanya Richards-Ross To Compete On Special Track In Manchester City Games
*See The Richards-Ross Wedding Photos

ESPN April Fools Headline: Texas Runner Trains With Cheetah Was it the cheetah that Bolt adopted?

So Amazing, It Almost Sounds Like An April Fools But It's The Actual Truth: World XC Champion Joseph Ebuya's Dad Didn't Watch World XC As He Was Up All Night Trying To Keep Elephants From Trampling The 2.5 Acres His Son Had Purchased For Him Even if he was able to watch, it would have been hard as he doesn't have a television as well. We are going to give you more insight into the amazing life story of Ebuya tomorrow, as we just did a LetsRun.com Track Talk with Ebuya's coaches Noah Ngeny and Ricky Simms. We'll have a recap tomorrow.

The Kenyans ... Are Happy ...

*Kenyan President Kibaki Honors Cross-Country Victors And Offers Them Bonus Prize Money Video on the right of some of the celebrations.
*Heroes' Welcome At Airport For Kenyan Cross-Country Runners

Preview Of South Africa's Two Oceans Ultra Marathon

IAAF To Caster: Keep Waiting

Caster Semenya Told She Must Wait Until June For IAAF Test Verdict

Caster To IAAF: Make The Decision

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day Three Semenya Emphatically Announces Return To Competitive Running In a media announcement where she read a speech seemingly prepared by lawyers hoping to put more pressure on the IAAF, Caster Semenya described her saga and announced her intent to compete.

*Official Transcript Of Caster Semenya's Media Announcement

*Athletics South Africa And IAAF Say Semenya Will Not Compete Until Decision Is Made What would you decide if you were the IAAF? See the poll results to the right.

North American Road Race Times - 27:59, 27:49, 28:26 ...

Kenyans and Ethiopians weren't just dominating in Poland this weekend ...
Alabama: *John Kemboi Wins Alazea Trail Run Road 10k In 27:59
*Press Register Writer Tells Readers To Stop Whining About Kenyans Winning Races

South Carolina: Simon Ndirangu Overcomes Harroufi, Regassa To Win River Bridge 10k Run In 27:49 Regassa won $300,000 earlier this year at Zayed and only got 3rd here despite running sub-28:00 on the roads.

Richmond And Canada - World Junior Medalist Alene Reta Double Wins: *28:26 Wins Ukrop's 10km In Richmond On Saturday
*1:32:22 30km Course Record On Sunday At Hamilton's Around The Bay

Global News

World Track And Field Leaders

*Russia's Sports Minister Admits 343 Doping Positives In 3 Years While President Medvedev Threatens Criminal Charges Against Winter Olympic Coaches Translation: if we're going to blatantly cheat and spend millions in gov't money doing it, we better win some medals.
*Last week: US May Be Stripped Of 4th Olympic Relay Medal In '00 Decade

Women's Senior Race - Americans Nab Only Non-African Medal Of The Day *Team *Individual *Photos

Flanagan's 12th Leads Americans To Team Bronze Molly Huddle and Magdalena Lewy-Boulet came in 40 seconds after Flanagan to secure the only non-African team or individual medal on the day.
Cross Country World Championships in Bydgoszcz

Emily Chebet Surprise Over Masai, Dibaba And Melkamu In Women's Race

Full Results

David Monti: Kenya Dominates World XC

Chebet And Masai Trump Melkamu And Dibaba

Europe Weekend Update

  • LRC Prague Half Marathon Photos Joel Kemboi won by a huge margin and Rose Kosgei won women's race.
  • LRC Berlin Half Marathon Photos Pasalia Kipkoech made sure home favorite Sabrina Mockenhaupt didn't win her 2nd in a row and Ethopian Eshetu Wondimu ends the Kenyan string. *Recap
  • Japan-based Kenyan Martin Mathathi runs 27:22 to beat Micah Kogo by :30 at Parelloop road 10km