Quote Of The Day

"The Russian coaches won't decide until the actual year of the Games who is going but I really hope I get picked because I think I can win there. At the Olympics, I will know the course and I think that will help me having won on it now."

- Chicago and London Marathon champion Liliya Shobukhova. She's our pick in any upcoming marathon because her closing speed from 40-42.2km has never been seen before in women's marathoning. In London, she closed in 6:53, in Chicago 6:36! 

Track and Field: 12th IAAF World Championships in AthleticsLetsRun.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 800 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.

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.
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

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.

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

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 Beaten In Mile At Drake!

6 Stories From London:

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

*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.