Quote Of The Day

"I believe that the marathon is actually good for me because if you go to cross country sometimes you get the mud and you may be stuck. But the roads? Straight."

- World Half Marathon silver medal winner Bernard Kipyego, who will run his debut marathon on Sunday in Rotterdam against a deep and talented field. See our picks here.

Training Talk Returns With Episode 8

LRC F-M And Stotan Racing Coach Bill Aris To Join LetsRun.com For 8th Edition Of Training Talk Tune in Monday at 8pm for what promises to be a fascinating talk with the coach of Manlius XC girls, who have won 4 straight national XC titles.

Top Running Stories

Nick Willis Says His Knee Injury Should Clear Soon Olympic medallist says Commonwealth Games are still in the picture.

Freshman NCAA 800 Champ Robby Andrews Opens Outdoor With 4:01 Mile

Mike Hurst Opinion On Popular Athletics Australia CEO Stepping Down Athletics Australia has had some nice medal hauls lately but apparently have only $55,000 in sponsorship money for track and field in 2010 and their coaches have been leaving for countries where they can get paid.

adidas To Start Track Insider Column Series Steve Holman wrote the first of 6 pieces.

2010 Rotterdam Marathon Follows 2009 Where Kwambai And Kibet Ran 2:04:27

IAAF World 1/2 Marathon LetsRun.com Previews The 2010 Fortis Rotterdam Marathon Our top 9 picks from the men's field include the 3rd-fastest man in marathoning history, the 2009 Boston runner-up, the 2009 Berlin runner-up, the 2009 4th-place finisher in Fukuoka, the 2010 RAK Half Marathon champion, the 2010 City-Pier-City Half Marathon champion, the 2009 World Half Marathon silver medal winner, an undefeated young marathoner and a man who ran 5 marathons and 5 half marathons in 2009.
*New: Link To HD Video Interview With Debut Marathoner Bernard Kipyego

*Look For Debut Marathon World Record To Go Down In Rotterdam Sunday Evans Rutto ran 2:05:50 in his first try at the marathon when he won Chicago. Can Bernard Kipyego or Jonathan Maiyo beat that mark?

Bolt Running Penn!
Track and Field: 115th Penn Relays
*Ticket Info

*Boards: Bolt to run Penn

*USATF Announces Great News

*Penn Relays Director Dave Johnson Welcomes Bolt's Return

Mo Trafeh Gets A Sponsor After 2 Big Races Trafeh has become a big name in American distance running after winning the US 15k championships in Jacksonville by a minute and then running 61:40 in the NYC Half.

Sad Loss In The Running Community

From NYRR Homepage: Central Park Reservoir Track To Be Dedicated To Alberto Arroyo The official public dedication of the track around the Central Park reservoir will take place on Monday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. Alberto Arroyo will be honored at his familiar place at the pump house on the south end of the reservoir.

Ben Johnson And Marion Jones Earn Spots In Time's Top 10 Disgraced Athletes Fans looking for more press for track and field always feel better when lists of scandals come out. More interesting to us was the fact that the Time editor considers Tiger Woods' transgressions to be worse than O.J. Simpson's.
*Nike's New Tiger Commercial This commercial might be the most disturbingly profound thing we've seen in pop culture in years.

Tiger Threads From LetsRun Boards:

*Nike has hit an all time low with its new Tiger Woods commercial
*Tiger's bodyguard confronts spectator at Masters practice tournament - thought she was one of his mistresses

Russia Putin's Olympic Committe In Turmoil - Olympic News

Caster Semenya - Press Conference LRC The Week That Was In Running
This week, we give props to Joseph Ebuya, pay homage to the man who invented running in Central Park, talk about how ridiculously stacked the SEC is, are inspired by the minds of two champions (Usain Bolt and Bernard Lagat), worry about Asbel Kiprop and talk about the women's 800 stars of 2008 (Pamela Jelimo) and 2009 (Caster Semenya).

Paula's Pregnant

Paula Announces Baby #2 On The Way The world's fastest marathoner, Paula Radcliffe, and her 3:34 1,500m husband, Gary Lough, announced Paula is pregnant with baby #2. The plan is to take more time to recover from this pregnancy and be ready for London 2012.
On The Boards: Goodbye 2012? Radcliffe is pregnant...again! We don't agree with the headline, since Paula all along planned to get pregnant this year.
LRC Archives: Paula Talks About Training During Pregnancy #1
She trained twice a day through 7 months.

Ndereba Out Of Boston - 2:07 Ukranian Dmytro Baranovsky Added To Men's Field 4-time champion Catherine Ndereba has picked up an injury. Dmytro Baranovsky is a big-time marathoner who may add to the race quality.

Great Weekend Of Road Races

The Big Lead - Why Is Marion Jones Getting A Free Pass Without Admitting Guilt? Because she's going to the WNBA.

Team USA Minnesota Signs 3-Year Contract Good news.

Virgin London Marathon News

Rupp Opens At Cal, And Other Race News

Windy City Steals Big Apple's Thunder

ING New York City Announces Meb And Deena
Defending champion Meb Keflezighi, 34, and Deena Kastor, 37, will be the core of New York's field 7 months from now.

*Boards: Meb and Kastor running NY
Interviews With The Mammoth Duo:
*Keflezighi To Defend New York Title First comes Boston in 11 days.
*Deena To Run New York This Fall She'll have to deal with Liliya Shobukhova in London first.

Chicago Wins 2010 Race To Announce American Elite

Ryan Hall Commits To Chicago Marathon 2 Weeks Before Boston
Ryan Hall
and Bank of America Chicago Marathon race director Carey Pinkowski announced today that Hall will go for a fast time on 10.10.10 in Chicago this fall.

*Boards: Hall to run Chicago The next question appears to be: Meb or Geb or both for New York?
*Hall Eyes Khannouchi's US Mark In Chicago

Caster Semenya - Winning In The Court Of Public Opinion?

Semenya's Lawyers Say Tests Prove She Can Compete, IAAF Are Delaying Semenya's lawyers are going on the public relations offensive... perhaps their case isn't a slam dunk like they say?

Good News In The Sport

Tyson Gay Visits Lexington School To Inspire Kids To Walk At Least 40 Minutes A Day

Kenya's Vice President Pays Tribute To Paul Tergat And His Example To Youth We certainly know what a great ambassador Tergat is, as he met Wejo in Kenya in 2007 for a Fanta in Nairobi. (Wejo's Kenya Photos)

Angela Bizzarri Named AAU Sullivan Award Finalist 2 out of the 6 finalists are distance runners, proving that everyone should try to be like us.

Tiger On The Boards

The Best Thread On LetsRun The Last 6 Months?

If Letsrun was around in the years before The American Revolution ...What Kind of Threads Would We See? Trust us - this thread is great. If you've seen a better one, email us.

James Kwambai - 2nd-fastest Marathoner In History To Go For Rotterdam After NYC Dropout

Rotterdam Marathon Co-Favorite Bernard "Junior" Kipyego On His First 26.2 Race

Usain Bolt Runs At Penn As a Junior

World XC - The Story Of Rags-To-Riches Joseph Ebuya

*LRC Training Talk 7: Joseph Ebuya's Coach And Manager Talk With LetsRun.com Hear the whole story as LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson talks with manager/coach Ricky Simms along with special guest Noah Ngeny.
*LRC Transcript Of Interview With Ricky Simms And Noah Ngeny
*LRC Photos From World Cross-Country 2010 Photos of the Kenyans and Americans jumping the logs on the course in Poland.

April Fools

April Fools Archives:
Judging from the texts, emails, posts, people upset with Obama, people wanting Obama to sue us for slander, a lot of viewers fell for our 2010 April Fools homepage. While our April Fools page was pretty good, the best April Fools Prank was on the Boston Marathon. A LetsRun.com visitor planned his prank weeks in advance as he created a fake a website mybaa.org (that looked nearly identical to the real Boston website) and said the Boston Marathon qualifying times changed 10 minutes for each age group. He then posted on LetsRun that the times changed and soon the news spread. People were up in arms and apparently the people at the Boston Marathon can't take a joke as they wasted who knows how much money having their lawyers send a letter threatening the guy. All we can say is - excellent job.
LRC April Fools Archives:
*2009    *2008
*2007    *2006

*2004    *2003
*2002    *2001
We were threatened with a lawsuit for our 2004 edition