Weekend Track Action - Stanford And Eugene
Guide To Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational
We preview Saturday's top distance events including an American record attempt you haven't heard of yet by 2 US global medalists and an NCAA record holder.
When Will Galen Run? Friday In Eugene "Too Windy and Cold;" Saturday In Palo Alto "Too Much Pollen" Coach Salazar is now considering impromptu 10,000 Saturday in Eugene for Rupp.
*Boards: Weather not Rupp-certified
Texas Governor Carries Laser-Sighted Pistol While Running Gov. Rick Perry, who is running for re-election, says the pistol is for snakes, and reportedly killed a coyote. If you've ever run with a gun, email us at [email protected].
*LetsRun Boards Interested: TX Governor runs with pistol
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.
London And UK - "Look How Charitable We Are!"
- Humble: Times Columnist Runs London Marathon And Says New York Wishes It Was Charitable Like London
- Wronged: London Marathon Complains To TV Regulator About Investigation Claiming Most Charity $ Goes To Salaries And Other Costs
- Rotterdam Marathon Releases Chart Showing Their Race Is Faster Than London Rotterdam should undoubtedly be a World Marathon Major, especially if Berlin is setting up the race for one runner every year.
- High Standards: England/India Tension Continues As Delhi Commonwealth Organizers Pledge Tight Security We can't all spend 100 billion pounds in taxpayer money on our contests.
- Off Year: Carnage In London - Wanjiru, Tadese, Kibet, Mikitenko, Kastor, Yamauchi Fade And/Or Drop Volcanic ash in the air? Long travel? Or is the marathoner's career like that of an NFL running back?
Kenyan News - Remember, The Best Runners In The World Come From This Country
- Photographs And Descriptions Of One Of Kenya's Track Facilities In Total Shambles
- 5-Time World XC Champion John Ngugi Thrown In Jail In Kenya Over Prize Purse Dispute
- Sports Ministry Named Among Kenya's Worst
News From Track & Field World
- Fabrice Lapierre Jumps Only 17cm Short Of Mike Powell's WR On the other side of the world, Aussie Fabrice Lapierre jumped a wind-aided 8.78m several days ago to become one of the top 6 jumpers of all-time. We wanted to let you know before all of a sudden he breaks Mike Powell's 8.95m world record.
- Dubai And Sheikh Mohammed Considering 2020 Olympic Bid, Admit 115-Degree Heat Is A Concern
- After 31 Years, Lynchburg Track/XC Coach Dr. Jack Toms Retires
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 Penn Relays 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
VMI's Felix Kitur Almost Outkicks Robby Andrews At Liberty Twilight Qualifier Using a rabbited twilight meet as an opportunity to get an NCAA time, Robby Andrews ran under 1:48 in an open race for the first time and fought off a determined sprint challenge from 1:46 runner Felix Kitur of VMI. *Download Video *Results
Good Read: Jeshua Anderson Gunning For 3 Straight NCAA 400 Hurdles Titles Washington State's Anderson gave up football to focus on becoming the best 400 hurdler in NCAA history.
News From Oregon: Record Attempts Out West, Webb Update
*Andrew Wheating Hopes To Run 3:36 Tonight - May Go For Double At NCAAs
*Galen Rupp Going For American 10,000m This Weekend Depending on weather, reports indicate Galen Rupp will attempt Meb Keflezighi's 27:13.98 American 10,000m record on Friday in Eugene or Saturday at Stanford.
*Wheating Calls His Tactics In Penn 4 x 800 "Dumb," Will Go For Collegiate 1,500m Record Friday In Stacked Race Double NCAA indoor champ Lee Emanuel, Andrew Wheating, Matt Centro and other collegiates will join OTC pros like Russell Brown, Ben True and Christian Smith in attempt at Sydnee Maree's 3:35 NCAA record Friday in Eugene.
*Salazar: Webb Loses 8 Pounds Thanks To Diet And Less Heavy Lifting Alan Webb is recovering from Achilles surgery and according to coach is much leaner.
Boards: Webb lost 8 pounds
- Tyson Gay Interview Talks About Sharing Spotlight With Usain Bolt And Plans For 400 People forget how fast Tyson Gay is. How about 9.69, 19.58, 44.89?
- Tyson Gay Hoping To Break Tommie Smith's 200m Straight Track Record Smith ran the WR on a cinder track, Gay will run in Manchester.
- Justin Gatlin Return Approaches - USADA CEO Says His Coaches Took Advantage Of Him Gatlin has never admitted to knowingly using any illegal performance enhancers.
- FSU Seminoles Lose Title Hope As Sprinter Charles Clark Blows Out Quad
- NY Times Profile On Young American Sprint Hope Ryan Bailey There are some question marks with Bailey.
- Tall American Sprinter Ryan Bailey Drawing Comparisons To Usain Bolt
Malawi National Team Arrives For African Championships 3 Months Early Unfortunately, this is not a joke. Malawi leaders failed to get the notice that the African champs were in July, not April.
Spokane: Lilac Bloomsday Run Highlighted By Women's Battle
Lineth Chepkurui Hopes To Stay Hot On American Roads At Lilac Bloomsday Red-hot Lineth Chepkurui will go for her 3rd win at Lilac but will have World XC champ Emily Chebet as top competition. Ridaoune Harroufi is the top male in the men's elite field.
*World XC Champ Emily Chebet Signs With adidas
Alminova Busted - Gets Off Easy
Top Russian Anna Alminova Given 3 Month Ban For Psuedoephedrine Positive At Indoor Worlds In other reports, mid-d star calls positive result a "good lesson," blaming the accident on taking Dynafed Plus.
Boards: Anna Alminova - BUSTED
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
Japanese Marathoner Reiko Tosa Gives Birth: "The delivery was way worse than a marathon, but in the end my daughter was born healthy so I'm very happy."
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...