College News

Penn Relays Coverage *Start Lists/Results
*LRC Fan's Guide/How To Watch: Friday • Saturday

Track and Field: 116th Penn RelaysLRC Friday Preview/Watch Live - Oregon Vies For Crowns In Men's DMR And Women's 4 x 1,500 Plus HS 3k Oregon's presence at Penn adds flavor to collegiate distance relays.

Tennessee Women Keep The Streak Going, Spank Oregon DMR *Results/Video

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Asafa Powell's Coach Pulls Him From 4x1 Saying It's Not A Part Of His Schedule Getting your doors blown off is never part of the plan but this is going to be the biggest 4x1 of the year.

LRC Saturday Preview - 4 x 400s, Usain Bolt, A Sub-16 Attempt?, A Great Pro DMR And Hopefully An Oregon-PSU 4 x 800 Need we say more? Saturday will be amazing.

*USATF Previews USA vs. The World Events At Penn Ryan Gregson, Leo Manzano, Asbel Kiprop and more in men's DMR.

*Rival Jamaican Camps Split 4 x 1s, Bolt vs. Powell On Anchor Should make the race closer, as the MVP and Mills group will compete with each other and the better-than-solid Walter Dix, Ivory Williams, Shawn Crawford, Mike Rodgers US team.

*Usain Bolt Is Raising Interest In Penn Relays To All-Time High Apparently Bolt is the one who wanted to go to Penn so he could perform in front of the crowd.

NYRR's Cal Brutus Hamilton Invite Friday *Heat Sheets

Cal And NYRR Present: Brutus Hamilton - Galen Rupp Opens With 5k
*Men's 5,000 - Bolota Asmerom will pace Rupp ... remainder of heat looks way overmatched.

*M 10,000 - Yuki Sato (~27:30) and Brett Gotcher (2:10 debut) stand out.

*W 3,000 - Loaded w/ Rhines, Begley, Rowbury + top-end field.
Brief Chat With Jen Rhines

Drake Relays Pro/College/HS Events *Schedule/Results

Caster Semenya Says Athletics Are "Nothing" To Her Controversial teenager says having a career as an athlete is like gambling as she opens the Caster Semenya Training Center.

Spanish Leader Passes: 21-Year IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch Dies In Barcelona At 89

For Oliver ...

Premiere Of HBO's Magic & Bird: A Courtship Of Rivals - Arrivals

Basketball Great Vlade Divac Named Serbian Olympic Committee President

Truly. A great moment in sport.

Australian Athletics Championships: Day ThreeLRC The Week That Was We figured we should do The Week That Was ahead of time so people will have something to read while watching the Boston marathon and so we'll have time to work on our Boston coverage. In this week's weekly recap, we take a look at a lot of the pros who had their outdoor openers. We give props to the amazing Tyson Gay and wonder whether he can beat Usain Bolt and we talk about the most unheralded performer in American track and field, Dan Huling, and wonder if Dan Lincoln should be getting nervous. We also give props to Molly Huddle for a big PR and a Thumbs Down to last year's surprise, Maggie Vessey. We also compare Ryan Gregson to Alan Webb and show you how in one week East Africa can equal a lifetime of production from America in the industry known as the marathon.

LRC Eddy Lee Does It! Becomes Most Famous Sub-4 1,500m Male Of All Time In case you didn't visit over the weekend, Eddy Lee went sub-4 for 1,500m on Friday, the same day his 2.5-year-old thread "My goal of sub 4:00 1500-I will not stop until I reach my goal," reached 1,500 posts. Lee's quest shows that dreams do become reality and the training resource that is.

Pro News

LaShawn Merritt Tests Positive His side of the story is that he was taking an over-the-counter male enhancement product.
*Discuss His Positive Test Here

Virgin London Marathon - Unreal Men's Field! 
*US Visitors Watch Delayed at 8am Sunday ($5?)

LRC London Men Preview - Heavyweight Fight For The Ages See who we're picking out of the fastest marathon lead pack of all time.
Athletics - Virgin London Marathon 2010 Press Conference

LRC London Women's Preview - Best Field Of The Year, Chance For New Star To Be Born Proven stars, aging greats and wanna-be household names make up what surely will be the best women's field of the year.

Sammy Wanjiru Self-Coached, Disciplined, Ready For Another Course Record

Tales Of Travel Dominate Talk In London Elite Circles

Dave Bedford And London Spend $230k But Get Every Elite To World's Best Marathon!
Not even an apocalyptic cloud of volcanic ash covering Europe is going to stop the 2010 Virgin London Marathon from being hands-down the highest-quality 26.2 of the year.

Boards: Tadesse will destroy Geb's Marathon WR

Recommended Read: From 20 Cents Per Day To World-Beating Marathoner - Story Of Tsegaye Kebede Read the amazing story of London co-favorite Tsegaye Kebede, the Olympic, World, London and Fukuoka podium finisher who now owns a 2:05 course record at the famed Japanese course. Only a few years ago as the 5th of 13 children, Kebede's father was scolding him for running as he worked for 20 cents and one meal every day.

Teenage Welshman Simon Lawson Gained Attention When He Quit The Sport In Protest A Few Weeks Ago - Now He's Running London You could see this coming. This is the guy who quit while saying UK wouldn't let him run enough or give him support.

Kenyan Great Predicts World Record In London Saying It Is Strongest Field In History

'09 Runner-Up Mara Yamauchi Talks About Week-Long Travel To London and How It Might Affect Her

Interesting Read:
Kazhakstan-Born Irina Mikitenko Not Exactly Adored In Germany Irina Mikitenko is the returning London champ, but at 37 years old, can she compete with younger stars like Liliya Shobukhova of Russia?

Previously From London

Iceland Volcanic Ash Travels to Europe Kibet And Co. Airlifted From Africa Good picture of the Kenyans in casual gear.

Japan-Based Mara Yamauchi First Elite To Reach London After 6-Day Travel Hell

 Kenyans Seriously Concerned About Travel-Weary Legs And Volcanic Ash-Ed Lungs This will probably be a situation where they run better than expected.

*Martin Lel Pulls Out Of 2nd Straight London

Distance Runner News

Boston Marathon: *LRC Boston Thread *Boston Marathon Website's Men's Coverage *Boston Marathon Website's Women's Coverage *Results/Splits *LRC Photos

LRC Excellent Read Leading Elites Satisfied After Record Day In Boston - Inside Story Find out what the elites were saying after the fastest-ever men's Boston and another thrilling women's finish. Ryan Hall quotes Vin Lananna, Cheruiyot talks about Cheruiyot, Erkesso hangs on, and the scoop on Tune, Goumri, Merga and Meb.

LRC Fan Favorite: Boston Marathon Photo Album Our slide show might be the best way to quickly replay the biggest moments from Boston.

Boston Director Dismisses Worries About Cheruiyot Briefly Running On Path During Record Race Good common sense. This is not a 1980 Rosie Ruiz situation.

LetsRun's Complete Boston Coverage

LRC Commentary: What Impressed Me Most: Boston 2010's Wejo gives his impressions on what stood out for him from Boston 2010. Was Cheruiyot's run the most impressive marathon ever? Who was the most impressive American on Monday?

*LRC Boston Marathon Update Thread

Results, Intermediate Splits From Boston Site And Press Room

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot Wins In 2:05:52! Erkesso Survives On Women's Side! Yes, a 2:05 in Boston has now occurred. Cheruiyot battled last year's champ Deriba Merga until past the 24th mile mark and then it was just him against the clock, as the 21-year-old made history in Boston. American Ryan Hall ran faster than any American ever has in Boston to finish 4th, as Meb Keflezighi ran a very game race ahead of Hall for most of the race and finished 5th. Teyba Erksesso looked to be well on her way to a blowout win in the women's race but in the end, she held on by the narrowest of margins. Cheruyiot, aka Robert the Younger, is a different person than the 4-time Boston champ Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, aka Robert the Elder, and Omar Ahmed.


Men Quotes:
Cheruiyot The Younger Runs To Surprising Boston Record Win
Women Quotes: Teyba Erkesso Wins Yet Another Thrilling Women's Finish in Boston

American Groups
*Team USA Minnesota Places Lehmkuhle 9th And Vega 12th
*Hanson's Brothers Get 2-Out-Of-3 Across The Line In Nice Times

*LRC Inside Look At The Day Before Boston
Find out what Meb's knee injury is like, the #1 destination for a running fan in Boston, who is the most popular woman runner in Beantown, and who the co-author of an upcoming biography on Meb will be.