Quote Of The Day

"It's something you can't teach or tell someone about. You try to tell someone what it's like, but they don't get it. They have to experience it first-hand,"

- America's (and New Jersey's) Robby Andrews talking about of what it's like to run in high-profile races. His last high-profile races of the year start on Tuesday as he begins competition in the 800 at world juniors as the event's #1 seed. Andrews' quote comes from an Asbury Park Press profile of him written on the eve of world juniors by LetsRun.com visitor Josh Newman who also has written a second profile on fellow New Jersey mid-d star Ajee Wilson who has split 2:00.59 as a 16-year old already this year. .

LRC The Week That Was We start things off by reliving Steve Cram's magical summer of 1985 when he went a perfect 7-for-7 and set seven personal bests, including three world records. Then we relish the sub-15:00 clockings of Lisa Koll and Molly Huddle and try to figure out which great run impressed us the most. We relive the 2010 Kenyan champs and tell you about the 9 men who broke the world record in 10k at altitude to little fanfare and wonder if Chris Solinsky would have even finished in the top 10 at the Kenyan champs. Along the way, we tell you to remember the name Silas Kiplagat, as he may be a future star. Plus, we talk about how it was great week for US 800-meter runners and Christin Wurth-Thomas but a bad one for Lopez Lomong and Anna Pierce. All of that plus the Usain Bolt party continues.

Nation's Best Will Celebrate LRC Founders Day (July 24th) By Clashing At Bix 7-Miler *Full Elite Fields

DPost: Dathan Ritzenhein Expected To Announce Today He's Running 2010 NYC Marathon Ritz talks about the recent resurgence in American running and talks about how he now really likes Alan Webb. *Message Board Talk on Ritz Here

Fantastic News IOC Has New Rule Where People Who Serve Drug Ban Of 6 Months or More Are Ineligible For Next Olympics

Recommended Read Rinse Your Mouth With Carbohydrates Before Running And You Will Run Faster This study is pretty fascinating.

President Kibaki Gives Motivational Speach To Kenya's Team Captains About Upcoming African ChampionshipsLRC Fan Blogs About David Torrence's Improvement

Semenya Wins Convincingly In 2:02.42  2 for 2 for Semenya in 2010.

Tangier, Morocco Meet *Results

Lagat Wins 1,500 In 3:36.89, Acosta Runs 3:38, Wheating Skips Meet To Run Monaco On Tuesday Plus, the good Leo Manzano showed up with a 1:45.18 PR, Christian Cantwell won the shot in 21.43, Carmelita Jeter won the 100m in 11.04. On the negative side of things, Xavier Carter ran over 21 seconds in the 200. It's been a horrible year for Xavier (although he did run 20.15 last week) on and off the track. Carter ran 19.63 4 years ago and won the NCAA 100 and 400.
*IAAF Recap

Sanya Richards 2010 Season Over

The Telegraph: "Bolt is back. The biggest show in town. Not to mention the coolest."

Lance Deal Steps Down As Oregon Throws Coach

In Light Of Marion Jones Case, IOC Wants Stiffer Doping Rules That Will DQ Entire Relay Team If One Member Dopes

Nearing 50th BDay, Steve Cram Takes A Walk Down Memory Lane And Remembers The Glorious Summer Of 1985 25 years ago, he set world records at 1,500, one mile and 2k all in the span of 19 days.

We Agree IAAF Calls Allen Johnson A "Role Model, A Friend, An Inspiration"

CAS Rules Marion Jones Teammates Don't Have To Give Up 4 x 100 And 4 x 400 Relay Medals Ridiculous, but the court says it's all about the rules that were in place at the time, which didn't explicitly say if one relay member was doped, the whole team got a DQ.

Janeth Jepkosgei Says Despite Semenya's Absence, African Championships Won't Be A Cakewalk

Caster Semenya Returns Victoriously *Race Video

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya Returns To Action And Is Pleased To Win Comfortably In 2:04.22 In Race She Calls "New Beginning"
IAAF Recap Of Semenya's Win/Lappeenranta Meet
In other action, Finland's Tommi Evilä jumped 8.19 in the LJ as Steve Mullings ran 10.02.
AFP Recap: Semenya: "I'm very happy."

Reuters Recap

2010 World Juniors *Live Day 2 Results*Full Day 1 Results *Entries By Event

Mercy Cherono Defends Crown In Women's 3k The world junior xc champ had to put up a very strong performance as the top 4 all broke 9:00. Jordan Hasay was 9th in a pb of 9:15. On The Boards: Hasay - 9:15.78 - Lifetime Best
*USATF: Hasay, Sisson run lifetime bests on opening night of IAAF World Junior Championships Hasay actually ran a 9:12 indoors but that doesn't count according to the IAAF as it was on an oversized track.

Asbury Park Press Profiles America's Top Jr 800 Runners
*After 2:00 Relay Split, 16-Year Old Ajee WIlson Is Ready To Take On World's Best The article says that  Faces Top Test Yet
*Robby Andrews Is Ready To Enter World Jrs As #1 Seed  *Message Board Thread About Andrews/Wilson

Recommended Read/Unreal Stat: 146 and 0. British Jr. Sprinter Jodie Williams Is Undefeated For Life She's going to have her hands full in the 100m where she is seeded 2nd at 11.24

*Defending 100m Champ Dexter Lee Eyes Jr. Jamaican Record of 10.11
*After Finishing 4th At Sr. World Champs, Jehue Gordon Is Ready For World Jrs.
*IAAF Preview of World Jrs.
*Hasay Ready to Take on World Fresno Bee

Year 2 of the American Woman Mid D *Full Results

Alysia Johnson Runs 1:57.85 as 4 American Go Sub 2 Maggie Vessey was 2nd in 1:59.00, Morgan Uceny went sub 2 for the 1st time in 1:59.24, and Molly Beckworth did as well in 1:59.83. Surprisingly, the US top 800 meter runner for 2009, Anna Pierce was only 5th in the race and thus the 5th American. That makes 7 American women sub 2 in 2010. (We might have had 6 in one race but Erin Donohue gets snubbed by everyone and was in heat 2 which she won).  Oscar Pistorius (the amputee runner) ran 46.03 in the 400 and David Torrence and Jacob Hernandez were in the men's 800.

On the boards: Alysia Johnson 1:57.85! What a year for her, she keeps on rolling... Got to love this quote, "Why did the US travel all the way to Morocco to rerun the USTAF 800m in two sections" (The meet was in Italy not Morocco)
*Women's 800 Race video

Paris Diamond League *Results *Recap *Photos *$20,010 Puma Prediction Contest Scores

Usain Bolt WinsLRC Paris Recap: Bolt Over Powell, David Oliver's AR, Christin Wurth-Thomas "Wins" 1,500m, Huddle And Koll Join Sub-15 Club, Andrew Wheating Beats Nick Symmonds And Allyson Felix And Jeremy Wariner Keep Winning A great meet is in the books from Paris. It was not easy, but Usain Bolt beat Asafa Powell in the marquee matchup. David Oliver's sick 2010 continued with his third-straight sub-13 clocking and the AR. Christin Wurth-Thomas earned a ton of respect with a gutty sub-four clocking in the 1500, Olympic champ Brimin Kipruto nearly broke 8:00 in the steeple for the first time. Young American distance fans have smiles on their faces as Andrew Wheating beat Nick Symmonds and went sub-1:45 for the first time and Lisa Koll and Molly Huddle went sub-15:00. Huddle only has the names Kastor and Flanagan ahead of her on the US 5k list (Regina isn't a name as far as we are concerned).
Video Of Bolt's Race
Alminova On Her 3:57: "This is just the beginning." She only slept 3 or 4 hours before Paris and expects her form to improve as she's coming off a stint at altitude.
Guardian: Bolt Recovers From "Awful" Start To Power Past Powell
IAAF Recap: Bolt Handles Powell As Oliver Threatens WR
AP: Slow Start Can't Stop Bolt
Post-Race Interviews: *Bolt *Wheating *Kaki *David Oliver

Paris On The Boards: Christin Wurth Thomas wins in Paris!
More: After Paris Victory, Bolt Wants To Head To Gym To Work On Core Strength
*Molly Huddle Runs 14:51 - where the hell did that come from?
Huddle 14:51, Koll 14:55

*Andrew Wheating 1.44.62!!!!
Wheating Beats Symmonds

Good Idea

Pat Butcher: Should Saudi Arabia Be Barred From The Olympics Until They Permit Women To Compete? We think it's a good idea. Fortunately, much of the world was outraged when South Africa treated non-whites like crap 20 years ago. Somehow however, 20 years later it's okay to treat women as second class citizens.

Bolt Wins In Paris (Race Video And Post Race Interview Where He Hams It Up With Colin Jackson)

David Oliver On His American Record

David Rudisha 1:41.51!!

Tyson Gay Over Asafa Powell

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