Quote Of The Day

"I think there was some hubris involved ... I think for them to think that their name meant dollars, and that I was going to forgo almost a million dollars on their good looks is hubris."

- Doug Logan talking candidly about Mary Wittenberg and NYRR, who are upset about Houston winning the 2012 men's and women's US Olympic Trials Marathon.   

LetsRun.com Training Talk With F-M Coach Bill Aris

We talk to one of the top HS Coaches in the land, Bill Aris. Aris is as energetic and inspiring a guest as we've ever had on the audio program. Aris is the coach of 4-time National champions girls Manlius XC and the original Stotans of '04, the boys team that finished 2nd at the inaugural NXN. Aris talks about magically motivate his HS runners to do magical things, his new pro team and whether or not his prodigy Alex Hatz will go sub-4 this spring. Listen to the 90 minute show via the player on the left or download to itunes here or come back tomorrow for a transcript of the show as well as text highlights.

Weekend's Racing News Gets More Interesting

Nairobi, Kenya's "The Standard" Blatantly Plagiarizes LetsRun.com's Rotterdam Recap As we read this recap about Patrick Makau's 2:04:48 win in Rotterdam, we soon realized we were reading our own recap cut and pasted. At least we know we're helping advance the sport even in the heart of Africa.
*LRC Rotterdam Recap - Makau Climbs The Mountain

Jim Hage Recaps Controversial Men's Cherry Blossom Finish Stephen Tum surprised everyone when he won in a blazing-fast 45:43, but he may be dq'd.

LetsRun reader Sends Photos From Carlsbad 5,000

Video: 16 HSers Break 9 At Arcadia 3,200
*Boards: 17 boys under 9 in the 3,200!

Pro Track News

Paris And Rotterdam Kick Off Spring Season With Impressive Marks

LRC Rotterdam Recap - Makau Climbs The Mountain One year after a 2:06 debut, Kenyan Patrick Makau overcame wind and a tough field to become the 4th-fastest marathon man of all time with a 2:04:48 win. In the women's race, American Magdalena Lewy Boulet ran a runner-up 2:26:20 to become the 4th-fastest American woman.
*Official LetsRun.com Rotterdam Marathon Thread
*IAAF Recap
*Video Highlights *Race Video Replay Good commentary from Tony Reavis and Josh Cox.

Paris Marathon 2010 Tola Lowers Marathon PB By 9 Minutes In Paris
Tadesse Tola
took his first marathon win with a 2:06:41 finish on the Champs Elysées. Atsede Bayisa repeated as women's champion in a Paris record 2:22:02, while Christelle Daunay finished 2nd in a French record 2:24:20.
*Video Of Finish
Boards: Paris Marathon 2010 Updates
*Top 10 Results
*Tola's Splits

Surprise Victories For Kipchumba And Megistu In Milan iaaf.org

Trotski And Drabenia Nab Belarus Race Walking Victories iaaf.org

2010 Rotterdam Marathon Early Sunday Morning

IAAF World 1/2 Marathon Kwambai Says He May Break The Marathon World Record In Rotterdam

Rotterdam May Only Be Shown On Tape Delay?

David Monti Writes Great Preview Of Rotterdam 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.

*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?

Training Talk Returns With Bill Aris

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.

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

3 Interesting Stories

Americans Look To Win Boston On Patriot's Day

World Marathon Results - Madrid to North Pole

D.C.'s Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile *Results And Recap

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Washington Chepkurui And Tum Take Wins In Blazing-Fast Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Lineth Chepkurui's 51:51 is one of the fastest-ever official 10-mile runs and follows her 30:45 road 10km from last week at the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans. Stephen Tum won the men's race, which was also very fast, in a tight finish in 45:43.

Carlsbad 5,000

Good Recap: Kipchoge And Defar Win Windy Carlsbad 5k The first mile was run head-on into a headwind so stiff the men's rabbit couldn't even get to the mile in 4:05. Eliud Kipchoge won in 13:11 and Meseret Defar in 15:04. Also, Bill Walton was on one of the lead bicycles.

Oregon Wins Pepsi Invite Over A&M

Recap Of Hasay's 5,000m Debut
*Oregon Takes It To Texas A&M In Team Battle
Jordan Hasay 5000m debut : what you expected or not? Some people expected Hasay to solo a 15:30 less than a week before Mt. SAC.

Russians Hire Former USOC Executive To Help Olympic Program Produce More Medals Huge move. Russians say they need to adopt American training methods.

Polish Plane Crash Tragedy: Olympic Committee President Killed

Yelena Isinbayeva To Take Indefinite Break From Pole Vault Competitions

Lineth Chepkurui Looks To Follow Crescent City With Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Win Chepkurui flew to a 30:45 10k win last weekend. Tilahun Regassa is the biggest men's name along with 2 former champs.

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.

Finish Of Fortis Rotterdam Marathon

Finish Of Paris Marathon - Tadese Tola 2:06 In New Purple Nike Uni

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.

Paula Talking About Pregnancy #1 (2:40) More Here

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

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