Quote Of The Day

"All the time I was praying ‘God, I came to Addis to change the life of my family. Are you going to end my life here? Please save my life.' My prayers were answered. I thought I would die for those few minutes, but I think I was given another life."

- 2010 Virgin London Marathon champion Tsegaye Kebede talking about a runaway bus crash that almost killed him several years ago in Ethiopia. Born 5th in a family of 13, Kebede has now run 2:05:20 or better 3 times and has an Olympic and World Championship medal.

Penn Relays *Results

LRC Penn Relays Saturday Recap - 54,000+ Watch Bolt, Andrews, Wright and More Read about the Robby Andrews/Andrew Wheating anchor battle, Phoebe Wright's gutsy weekend, David Torrence shining in the DMR and all the other splits, security guard tackles and gems you don't want to miss from an action-packed weekend at Penn Relays, including a HS 4x1 faster than most countries' national teams.

Men's 4 x 100: Bolt Leads Jamaica: *Recap *On The Boards:
Bolt 8.79 Split

Men's 4 x 800: Virginia Over Oregon: *Recap *Results Andrew Wheating
and Robby Andrews were both running their first race of the day and Andrews came out on top again to stop the Oregon Ducks from sweeping the distance relays at Penn.
On The Boards:
Andrews OOWWWWNNSSSS Wheating

Women's 4 x 800: Tennessee Sweeps: Results Tennessee got the win thanks to a tough 2:00.5 anchor from Phoebe Wright to give the Vols a distance relay sweep.
2010 Penn Relays

More From Penn

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.

Track and Field: 116th Penn Relays LRC Friday Distance Recap - Jackie Areson Keys 2 Tennessee Wins, Oregon Men Unrivaled Oregon men say they will go for the 4 x Mile at 1pm Saturday before deciding on the 4 x 8.

4 Big Distance Races From Friday Championship

*Domination - Kemoy Campbell First Jamaican To Win Boys 3,000 Alex Hatz had a great kick, but 3:42 1,500 runner Campbell built a huge lead with bold running, giving the Jamaican fans a distance runner to cheer for.

*Pat Schellberg New Penn Relays Mile Record 4:08-Flat

Track and Field: 116th Penn Relays *Oregon Dominates Men's DMR: Wheating Jogs A 3:59 In DMR 4 x Mile and 4 x 800 sweep for Wheating, Centro Jr, Fleet, Greer, Acosta and Co.?

Tennessee Women Keep The Streak Going, Spank Oregon DMR *Results/Video The Lady Vols whipped Oregon again today in the 4 x 1,500, but Villanova gave them all they could handle. Sheila Reid and Phoebe Wright ran a neck-and-neck last 150 to bring the stadium to their feet. *W4 x 1,500 Results

NYRR's Cal Brutus Hamilton Invite Friday *Results

Winds Hamper Men, Begley Runs World Leading 3k David Monti

CAL Brutus Invite: Predictions for Rupp In 5,000m, Womens 3,000m, Coe In The Mile ... Rupp 13:32 win on windy night that didn't produce any remarkable times.

Rupp, Begley Win Easily MercuryNews.com

Message Boards: Amy Begley opens up the season with a blazing 8:53 3k!!!

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 LetsRun.com 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 LetsRun.com is.

Virgin London Marathon *Top Results

Apr. 25, 2010 - London, UNITED
KINGDOM - epa02131161 Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Virgin London Marathon in London, Britain, 25 April 2010. With more than 37,000 participants registered, the London Marathon reached a new record on its 30th anniversary. LRC Kebede and Shobukhova Shine Move over Sammy Wanjiru, Tsegaye Kebede is now the top marathoner in the world as he powered away from one of the greatest men's fields ever assembled to run 2:05:19 in London. The men's field went through halfway in a conservative 1:03:06 and then Kebede and World Champ Abel Kirui asserted themselves running sub 29 minutes from 20k to 30k. Kirui would pay the price and fade, but Kebede was on his way to a dominating victory. He was so dominant it was a bit anticlimatic. On the women's side, Liliya Shobukhova backed up her Chicago win with the win in London, giving her a commanding lead in the World Marathon Majors. American Deena Kastor could not even stay with the leaders through 10k, and finished in 2:36. America's Golden Girl has not run under 2:28 in a marathon in 4 years, but already has an appearance fee to run this year's ING NYC marathon.

More London 2010 Coverage:
Always A Good Read: Science of Sports Blog Breakdown of Race

IAAF Recap of Race

London Discussion:
*When Geb is having a bad day, he runs 2:06 and still wins. Wanjiru...
*Boston Deeper Than London

Photos: *Women's Photos
*Men's Photos


Lagat Gets Beat In Mile At Drake!

6 Stories From London:

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. World Marathon Majors champ Irina Mikitenko and Chicago champ Liliya Shobukhova face World Champion Bai Xue and a host of challengers, including American Deena Kastor and Kiwi Kim Smith.

How Does Wanjiru Train? Sammy Wanjiru Self-Coached, Disciplined, Ready For Another Course Record

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

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

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

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 LetsRun.com'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.