LetsRun.com In Washington Post
Washington Post: "Track's Popularity Soars Despite Lack Of US Star Power" LetsRun's co-founders Wejo is quoted and Rojo is mentioned as Amy Shipley of the Washington Post examines the positive state of track in America. We like the article but (despite our rapidly rising numbers) aren't sure the sport is soaring in popularity, considering the average person on the street couldn't name a single US track star. We're glad however to see the sport in a positive light (but never thought the sport was down in the dumps) and think the article is proof the sport's execs need to get the sport on network television or ESPN more often.
Jeremy Wariner - The Star Who Got Hosed?
Neville Breaks Wariner's 5-Year 400m Win Streak! Well, not technically, but look at these stats: Before Olympic bronze medalist David Neville beat him in Puerto Rico this weekend, and taking out confirmed drug cheat LaShawn Merritt, who beat him 6 times, Jeremy Wariner had not lost a 400m since September of 2005 (he did DNF twice, but other than that, 51
consecutive wins). We give a shout out to Wariner, who - since his senior year at Baylor in 2004 - raced the 400m 91 times and, ignoring Merritt, won 82 times, including 2 Olympics and 3 World Championships (plus 5 relay golds).
California Teens Find Javelin, Throw It, Impale Innocent Bystander
German Hurdle Olympian Busted For Roids
7 Americans Begin Appeal To Reclaim 2000 Oly Relay Medals Stripped Because Of Marion Jones
NY Times Mother's Day Special
Kara Goucher 4 Months Pregnant And Training With Pregnant Paula Radcliffe Things are going well when your pregnancy is announced in the NY Times. Radcliffe and Goucher are due on the same day.
Conference Champs - The HEPS *Results, Recaps
Cornell Men Nab Record 8th Straight Outdoor Heps Underdogs heading to Princeton's home track, the Big Red men took home another title to keep the streak alive. The Cornell women also got back on the winning track after their streak was broken in 2009. Props to Hepstrack.com and Brett Hoover, who provided phenomenal coverage of the meet, and the Princeton students at Fauxtrack, who streamed it live via ustream.tv. They proved everything (except World Cross-Country), including our beloved Heps, can be streamed online these days for free.
Walter Dix Is Back
Walter Dix Is Back: Runs 9.98 And 19.89 And apparently the whole meet was run in 90 minutes. If anyone knows anything about this, let us know, but
a big Thumbs Up to FSU for trying to make an entertaining track meet for fans.
On The Boards: Dix @ FSU Twilight
US 25k Champs *Top Results
Andrew Carlson, Katie McGregor Win US Titles Carlson was the US 15k champ in 2008 and is back running well again, although the 25k champs is an easier championship to win.
*Message Board Thread
Gebrselassie To Run Berlin Marathon Again? That's what a national German daily is reporting (we hope it's wrong). If Geb runs Berlin again, it dashes hopes for a Geb v Kibet v Hall matchup in Chicago or Geb in the streets of NYC (ING NYC Marathon CEO Mary W and NYC Marathon guru Richard Finn both went to Ethiopia this past weekend for Geb's hotel opening and presumably to try to recruit him to NY). Maybe Geb just loves the German beer.
Oregon Twilight Results
Matt Centrowitz Goes Sub-4, Ben Bruce 13:31 5k To Highlight Oregon Twilight Meet The meet had a 60m race between football players as well. Face it America (and the world), football is king everywhere - even in Track Town. Video of mile on right of homepage or here.
Super Hot Last Night On The Boards: Centrowitz...he just wins... Twilight Mile RESULTS
PAC-10 Multis *Sat/Sun Results
*Comfortable Wins By Eaton And Thiesen For The Ducks Ryann Krais, former PA star, gets 2nd for UCLA in heptathlon.
Recommended Read: A House Divided: HepsTrack.com Runs Multi-Part Series On 1970 Heps 40 years ago, outdoor Heps was held at Yale. It was no ordinary event, as the League was divided. Divisions formed within teams and within schools as Americans learned of new bombing campaigns in Cambodia and students were shot and killed at Kent St. The multi-part series uses the Heps (a league of Ivy schools plus Army and Navy at the time), the competitors and coaches to relive an interesting time in American history.
European Road Races - BIG 25 Berlin And Prague Marathon
- WR Watch: Mary Keitany To Chase World Record At BIG 25 Berlin Give her decent weather and she'll smash it.
- Emil Zatopek The Inspiration Behind Sunday's Prague Marathon Nice matchups in both genders at this high-level race.
News From Oregon
Oregon Twilight Entries Trevor Dunbar races Oregon boys in the 1,500, OTC elites in 5,000.
Galen Rupp Says Good Competition From Americans Is Important Rupp: "I've sat on other people before and then outkicked them. That's part of the game."
Eugene Register Guard Runs Piece On Angela Bizzarri NCAA outdoors are in Eugene this year and they're running some pieces on top competitors.
LRC The Week That Was In Running - Chris Solinsky And The Epic Stanford 10k Normally we cover the wide world of running, but this week we focus almost exclusively on the Stanford 10k and Chris Solinsky's 26:59. Thanks to our hard-working research elves, we analyze Solinsky's unusual dimensions, debate whether an American will ever medal at Worlds in the 10,000, ask for a USA "Dream 10,000" and even predict when an American will break 26:00.
The Next 2:04 Marathoner And The Only Woman On Earth Capable Of Challenging Paula's 2:15 WR
Recommended Read: The Story Of New Teenage Marathoning Star Eliud Kiptanui Documents say he's not even 20 years old. He was supposed to run his marathon 3 weeks ago. Prague's marathon course is tough and parts of it go over cobblestones. His family is so poor he had to drop out of school ... but he just won 75,000 Euros, ran 2:05 and crushed the WC 4th-placer and now hopes to fund his siblings' schooling
after just his 2nd marathon.
Keitany And Coach Talk About Finally Running The Marathon Near the WR at the half marathon and now the 25k WR holder, Mary Keitany is the only woman road racer out there who seems to be within light years of Paula Radcliffe in her prime.
*Boards: MARY KEITANY: can she take down Paula's Legendary 2:15:25 WR
Another Article Worth Reading
Excellent Profile Of Jamaican Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser Fraser has come up big on the biggest stages (Olympics and Worlds) in the women's 100. So big that people like to throw drug accusations her way. Check out her story in this recommended Times piece that unfortunately doesn't get into drugs.
Our Governing Bodies
Lamine Diack To Run For IAAF President Again 78-year-old Senegalese leader is well-respected.
UK Athletics Head Says Budget Cuts Will Mean Medal Losses In London He might be right, so now people have to decide if investing in their country's athletes is worth it.
Kosgei And Keitany: New 25k WRs In BIG Berlin
WRs For Sammy Kosgei And Mary Keitany At BIG Berlin 25 According to the McMillan Calculator, Keitany's time of 1:19:53 is equivalent to a sub-2:20
marathon and a half marathon of 1:06:22, which would be a WR.
LRC Photos Of World Records Set At BIG Berlin 25k
On The Boards: MARY KEITANY: can she take down Paula's Legendary 2:15:25 WR
International Results And Photos
Wow: 20-Year-Old Eliud Kiptanui Shocks With 2:05 Marathon In Prague The 20th man under 2:06 is a 20-year-old
Kenyan, Eliud Kiptanui, whose only previous marathon was
a 2:12 at altitude in Kenya. He was supposed to run Vienna before ash changed his plans.
LRC Osaka Grand Prix Photos *Event Recaps World junior XC champ Caleb Ndigu got his first senior win in a 3:39 1,500 win over a low-key field.
Linet Masai Defends Glasgow 10k Over Top Kenyans With 31:08 CR
Heart & Sole Elite Mile Won By GBR Tim Bayley In 4:02 Great picture in the article.
Pamela Jelimo Defeated Over 400m In Mombassa Meet Girl who beat her won 4 events.
Irish Writer Ian O'Riordan On "The Unforgiving Minute" Literature junkies get your Rudyard Kipling/track & field fix.
Diamond League Notes
- 1 Week Until Diamond League Starts In Doha Pro season will start next week but king of the track Kenenisa Bekele says he's not fit enough to race.
- Bekele Out Of Doha With Calf Injury
- Top High School Mile To Be Held At adidas Grand Prix Jim Ryun HS Dream Mile may actually be a dream mile if they get the lineup they released today!
Bad News: Fortis Bank Gives Up On Rotterdam Half Marathon - Event Is Cancelled Rotterdam annually produces some of the fastest HM times.
Former NCAA Standouts Starting Marathoning Careers
- Brief Chat With Shadrack Biwott Biwott, brother of Duncan Kibet, may become a US citizen in 2011. He's been running very well on the roads this year based in Eugene.
- Andrew Lemoncello Interview After 2:13 Debut Marathon In London Former FSU steeplechaser was really upset with the 2:13 debut.
Recommended Read: Stephen Mayaka - The First Kenyan HS Runner In Japan JapanRunningNews.com's Brett Larner has released an extensive interview with Kenyan Stephen Mayaka, the first Kenyan runner to come to Japan to train in the Japanese high school system. Now a mentor to Sammy Wanjiru and many other top Kenyans, the entire interview with
Mayaka is available if you sign up to purchase the "jrnpremium" subscription.
Joseph Ebuya Will Return To Track In Ostrava 3k, Likely Facing Lagat
"Wanjiru's Track In Total Mess" Headline from The Standard.
Kenyan Athletics Leaders Burning Midnight Oil To Make African Champs Go Off Smoothly
- Good Read: Writer Observes Semenya Training, Talks To Athlete And Coach
- Allyson Felix Moving Up To 400 This Year
- Christine Ohuruogu's Younger Sister Rising Through The Ranks
- Jessica Ennis Urges British Schools To Introduce More Kids To Track