Quote Of The Day

"Meb had already been to the mountain top once, when he won the silver medal at Athens. Now the question was, 'Are you willing to start at the bottom and try to make the long climb back to the top again?' We talked a lot about this. I told him I would completely understand if he said he didn't want to go through it again. Fortunately, his answer was: 'Yes, I want to do it again.'"

- Bob Larsen, talking about Meb Keflezighi's decision to come back to the sport after major hip injury in 2007. Meb's coach since 1994, Larsen says in an interview with Runner's World that his charge had to play catch-up with his training for Boston but that "his races always surpass his workouts." 

London Loses Lel - Still Has Major Star Power

Flora London Marathon Martin Lel Pulls Out Of 2nd Straight London

Injury problems continue to hamper the man who won London 3 times and dominated the major marathoning world for years.

London Talk: Tadesse will destroy Geb's Marathon WR Can the man who a few weeks ago ran 58:22 WR for the Half Marathon break Sammy Wanjiru's marathon stranglehold?

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 motivating 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.

More HS News ...
HS Star Emily Sisson Barred From Senior Season By Missouri Athletic Assoc For Running Nike Indoors Since Nike Nationals isn't a USATF sanctioned meet and Sisson chose to run anyway, the World Junior XC team member and 4-time Foot Locker finalist lost her senior spring ineligibility.

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

Kids Running Laps To Save Their School In Chicago The century-old school needs $1.8 million or else it's shutting its doors next year.

Update: Letter From "The Standard"

*Update: "The Standard" writer/editor wrote to apologize and say the paper accidentally edited out a credit to LetsRun.com.
*Nairobi, Kenya's "The Standard" Blatantly Plagiarizes LetsRun.com's Rotterdam Recap The last 2/3 of the piece was written by us and used by them with no mention of LetsRun.

Spanning The Globe - South America, Europe And Africa

Photo: Alene Reta Wins Santiago Marathon With Stray Dog Running Alongside
*Message boards: Alene Reta at it again

Kenyan Official: South Africa Misses African Athletics Championships Entry Deadline
*ASA Says Relax, Entries Are Not Due Until July

IAAF Mourns Losses In Polish Air Tragedy

Recent Photo Galleries

*LRC Photos From the Carlsbad 5,000
*LRC Rotterdam Marathon Photo Gallery
*"Classic" Usain Bolt Photo Gallery From Jamaica In 2006

Weekend's Racing News Gets More Interesting

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 DQed.

LetsRun reader Sends Photos From Carlsbad 5,000

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.

LRC's The Week That Was In Running

LRC The Week That Was This week, we break down arguably the fastest marathon in history and wonder why it's not considered a World Marathon Major, let you know how the 2010 Boston Marathon is rapidly getting weaker in quality, get free coaching advice from British great Ron Hill, take a look at the best road 5k in the world as well as the greatest 3,200 in HS history, praise Magdaleny Lewy Boulet, and much more. Along the way, our momentum in breaking down the hot spring action is interrupted as we are forced to talk about the fall marathons a bit too early.

Words From Running Masters

Improving The Sport - NYRR's Lottery And Watching World XC

LRC Improving The Sport - NYC Marathon Lottery And World XC Ideas This is hopefully the first in a series of articles on what we can do to make our sport better off. Instead of just being critical, we're proposing ways to improve our sport. If you have any suggestions for our sport, please email us.

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

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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