LetsRun.com The Week That Was In Running
This week, we crown the new king and queen of marathoning, heap praise on Andrew Wheating and the men of Oregon, talk about LaShawn Merritt's package, praise Ryan Hall's amazing consistency and wonder whether Deena Kastor will ever break 2:25 again.
Penn Relays *Results
Jersey Shore Paper Runs Feature On Robby Andrews Andrews looked like he was out of it on the 4 x 8 anchor before blowing past Wheating on the final straight. The next time the two
standouts face off will likely be NCAAs in June ... in Eugene. If you want to watch the Penn 4 x 8 or read our recap of Saturday's biggest moments, click here.
It's True: Usain Bolt Brought Penns To A Halt At a meet always run like clockwork, Bolt's celebratory lap took precedence over tradition, schedule. Even his warmup strides caused races to be held up due to crowd noise.
Bolt Talks With Sydney's Mike Hurst About His 2010 Plans
American Sprinters Blame Handoffs For Loss To Jamaican Club The US 4 x 100 is falling behind Jamaica big-time.
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 4 x 1 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.
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.
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
*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.?
Thursday: 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
- Drake On The Roads: Boaz Lalang Runs Incredible 3:54 Road Mile At Drake - Will Race Lagat Saturday In Des Moines
- Drake Officials Convince World Greats To Attend Drake - 2010 USA Champs Site Drake is going to have some fantastic performances to go along with the international and collegiate relay competitions at Penn.
- IAAF Previews Drake - Lagat To Run 1,500 - 58 Countries Represented As Elites Flock To Iowa
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
LRC 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.
Virgin London Marathon *Top Results
Deena Kastor Explains Her 2:36 In London Cramps, pains, allergies and "just a bad day" left Deena shuffling towards the finish line.
LRC Photos From Virgin London Marathon
Big Message Board Discussion: Deena --PLEASE RETIRE
Non-Marathon-Related: Joseph Ebuya Wins French 8.8km XC In 23:57 World Cross-Country champion Joseph Ebuya hit the turf running in France to top a quality field in what seems like an incredibly fast time.
More Marathon News
Gebrselassie Talks From Nairobi - Hints At Chicago Marathon, WR
*Boards: Geb says he will break his marathon wr again
Ilsa Paulson Wins Country Music Marathon And $5k As Plans For London Went Up In Volcanic Smoke
LRC Photo of Robert Cheruiyot's 4-Second Jaunt On Sidewalk That Caused Boston's WBZ-TV To Alert Boston Officials To Possible Cheating. BAA officials of course dismissed any talk of cheating or discounting Cheruiyot's 2:05:52 course record.
More London Coverage
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
*Deena --PLEASE RETIRE
*When Geb is having a bad day, he runs 2:06 and still wins. Wanjiru...
*LONDON 2010 UPDATE THREAD
*Boston Deeper Than London
Photos: *Women's Photos
6 Stories From London:
- Wanjiru Says Kebede Is Biggest Threat To Kenyans - Say They Plan On Celebrating Kenyan Win
- Deena Says She Still Has What It Takes
- Story Of Dark Horse Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia
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
*LRC 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.