Hall And Koll Win Quad City Times Bix 7 US Champs
*Full Results *Photo: Hall Flashes #1 Sign *$3,600 Jackpot Goes To 24-Year-Old Woman
*Ryan Hall First American-Born To Win Bix 7 Since Ken Martin In 1991 Ryan Hall, who again said he ran his own race and paid no attention to the other guys, waited until the final 2 miles to take the lead, catch front-running Antonio Vega, and hold off Ed Moran by 5 seconds to win Iowa's biggest road race in the slowest time since '99.
*Skinny Hall Talks About "Staying On His Own Course" 3 months after Boston, he's ready to "head up into the mountains and train like a madman" for Chicago.
*Race Within The Race: Massage Therapist Kamba Runs Scared To Beat Hall, Who Says He's Glad She Got The Money Ashley Kamba didn't need all of the 2.4 mile head start, as she ran 4.6 miles in an impressive 30+ minutes to take home the $3,600 casino money jackpot.
*Women's $12,000 Winner: Lisa Koll Wins Quad City Times Bix 7 By Huge Margin Lisa Koll smashed the field in her first pro road race, winning by 41 secconds over Amy Hastings of Mammoth Lakes. Late cancellation Molly Huddle vs. Koll would have been an interesting matchup. Bix used to have lots of foreigners but now only invites American elites and gives great $$$ prizes. *Koll Video
*Sad News Illinois HS Wrestling Coach Dies Running Bix 7 John Chapman was the head coach of Galesburg wrestling and the top wrestler in the school's history. His wife coaches track at the school.
Blazing Times At Deseret News 10k In Park City, Utah *Results (Scroll Halfway For Men)
Alene Reta Wins Deseret News 10k In Park
City, Utah Alene Reta, a drug cheat who has raced under several different names over the past decade, won $1,500 and set an unbelievable course record (27:18) in Utah over new Utah resident Andrew Ledwith, who ran 27:34
(also under Reta's old 27:48 record). Impressive: BYU's Miles Batty ran just over 28 minutes.
*Women's Race: Teyba Naser Runs 5:06 Pace To Win With Bernard Lagat's Sister Everlyne In 4th
Top Bix 7 Finishers: (LRC Discussion)
1. Ryan Hall 32:55
2. Ed Moran 33:00
3. Sean Quigley 33:05
4. Antonio Vega 33:08
5. James Carney 33:21
6. Ian Burrell 33:24
7. Ben True 33:27
8. Scott Bauhs 33:28
9. Andrew Carlson 33:35
10 Bobby Mack 34:04
1. Lisa Koll 37:52
2. Amy Hastings 38:33
3. Andrea Walkonen 38:43
4. Blake Russell 39:23
Meseret Defar To Go For World Record In 5k In Stockholm On Aug. 6 Stockholm has produced 83 world records and the place has been kind to Defar, as she holds the stadium records at 3,000m (8:24.66), 5k (14:12.88 in 2008) and 10k (31:07.34).
- Absolutely Loaded Field That Includes Wanjiru, Tadese, Robert K Cheruiyot And James Kwambai To Race In Italy On Monday The field also includes defending champ Vincent Kipruto. Ryan Hall was committed to the race but pulled out due to "personal reasons," which may mean Bix (and the $12,000 he won on Saturday).
- Caster Semenya To Return To Major Action By Rekindling Berlin Love Affair On Aug. 22 It's also being reported she'll run in Milan on Sept. 9.
- Jenny Meadows Expects Caster Semenya To Smash World Record She also expects Semenya to get constant stares by fans and competitors alike.
- More Meadows: "I don't think there is acceptance" Of Semenya
- Semenya Wins Convincingly In 2:02.42 2 for 2 for Semenya in 2010.
- British LJ Record Holder Greg Rutherford Is Out Of Europeans A shame, as he was 5th at Worlds last year.
Defending Champion Molly Huddle Withdraws - Complete Bix 7-Mile Fields Set Buoyed by her 14:51 PR, Huddle has decided to extend her European track season. *Bix Selected For Drug Testing *6 Elite Women Withdraw From Bix Plus Fernando Cabada
Monaco Diamond League Thursday *Results Last Diamond League Meet For 2 Weeks *Live Thread *Recap *Photos *New Race Videos
LRC: Andrew Wheating Runs 3:30.90 To Become 2nd-Fastest American Born Athlete In History The men's 1,500 in Monaco was absolutely spectacular, as Silas Kiplagat announced himself as the newest mid-d star in the world by running the fastest time in four years (3:29.23) to get the win, as Wheating ran an 3:30.90 and Ryan Gregson smashed the 19-year-old Australian
LRC: Monaco Meet Recap: Alysia Johnson Destroys Field In World-Leading 800m, Silas Kiplagat Is Born, Shannon Rowbury Gets An American Record Of Sorts, And Of Course Wheating's 3:30.90! Ryan Gregson has moved way ahead of German Fernandez in their battle, as he ran 3:31.06. American collegians never run that fast just by the nature of the system (Wheating is a perfect example of that). Jermaine Gonzales got the Jamaican record and a world leader in the 400. All in all, there were 7 world-leading marks (3 in the distances: m1,500, w800, w3,000).
More: IAAF Recap: Young Stars In 1,500m Is Lead To Story
Doug Logan's Job In Jeopardy At USATF!? Someone clearly has it in for Logan. They leaked it to the press that reportedly he has one month to improve or be fired. The article does not say what he is doing wrong or what he needs to do to improve, just that some are unhappy. Very, very strange, but Logan is damaged no matter the outcome. Welcome to the dysfunctional world of USATF politics.
Next Month On The Roads:
Star-Studded Field Lining Up For 38th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race Martin Lel will be gracing the streets of America.
Puma Or Nike?
2010 World Juniors *Live Results
*LRC Photos: *Day 5 PM (Girls/Boys 200) *Day 5 AM (Hasay, Andrews, Loxsom) *Day 4 PM (Several Distance Finals) *Day 3 PM *Day 2 AM *Day
*Day 6: Cas Loxsom And Robby Andrews Win Their 800 Semis As US Romps Over Jamaican
4 x 100s
IAAF Recap In the penultimate day of the 2010 world junior championships, US runners Cas Loxsom and Robby Andrews are now among the 800m medal favorites, while Kenya went a fast 1-2 in the men's 5,000 (Trevor Dunbar ran in no man's land and finished 11th). In Andrews' heat there was a mad sprint for the finish that saw 2 runners DQed. Loxsom dominated by over 1 second in 1:46. The US boys beat Dexter Lee and Jamaica in the 4 x 1 while Stormy Kendrick led the
girls to a new American junior record.
*Video: Confident Loxsom jokes, "Robby Andrews, come get me."
*Sunday Final Day: Boys 800 final and Jordan Hasay in the girls 1,500 final.
Photo Left: David Bett of Kenya takes the 5,000 in 13:23 to lead a Kenyan 1-2 on Saturday (Bett and John Kipkoech were out in 8:25 through 3,200).
*Day 5 - PM Recap From IAAF: Japan's Shota Iizuka Wins Historic Gold At 200m As Jodie Williams Loses For First Time In other action, Jehue Gordon, who was 4th in the senior World Champs last year, barely beat a Japanese runner in the 400h.
*Day 5 - PM: Jodie Williams Loses 1st Race Of Her Life But Claims Silver In Girls 200m
*Day 5 - AM: Andrews & Loxsom Advance In 800 As Trevor Barron Smashes US Race-Walk 10k Record But Only Finishes 7th Loxsom: "I felt a lot better today than I have in a while. I had a lot of confidence and thought I could go 1:45 if I had to."
*Thursday: Thanks To 55-Second 1st And Last Laps, World Jr XC Champ Caleb Ndiku Wins 1,500 In 3:37.39 Prep star Ajee Wilson ran a PR in the 800m (2:04.18).
*NCAA 400m Champ Kirani James Wins 400 But Isn't Happy About It
More World Junior Stuff Below
Gatlin and Chambers Continue Return To The Sport (But Not Olympics?)
*Justin Gatlin Hoping Sponsor Will Buy Him Plane Ticket Just To Run Estonian Meet Next Week 4 years - or as Gatlin put it "almost half a decade" - ago, Gatlin had the 100m WR and was the reigning Olympic 100m champ.
Now he's coming back and his coach Loren Seagrave says the goal is London 2012.
*Fantastic News (Unless You're Gatlin) IOC Has New Rule Where People Who Serve Drug Ban Of 6 Months Or More Are Ineligible For Next Olympics
*Meet Organizers, USATF And USADA Heads, And Gatlin's Coach Comment On His Return
*Daddy Dwain Chambers Says He Used To Run Angry But Now Is In Love With The Sport Chambers will be a solid favorite to take European Champs gold.
Europeans Start Next Week
- Brit Marilyn Okoro Is Tired Of Being Ignored At 800m
- Nice Men's 5k, 10k, Marathon Preview
- Women's Mid-D Preview
- Men's Mid-D Preview Note, Yuriy Borzakovskiy is out of the competition.
- Fresh Off A European-Leading 44.77, Jonathan Borleé Looking For Belgium Men's 1st Medal Since 1994
- Recommended Read Profile Of British Coach Charles van Commenee van Commenee: "It is simple. Our individual athletes need to improve."
- 50-Year-Old Merlene Ottey Makes Slovenia's 4 x 100 Team For Europeans
NY Times Writes Sympathetic Piece On Justin Gatlin The former WR holder is facing hurdles in getting invited to major meets as his drug ban ends. All we can say is he's lucky to not have been banned for life. *Shocking Tidbit From Article: Nike Never Cancelled Gatlin's Contract
Dave Bedford To Step Down As Virgin London Marathon Director The man who has made London into the richest and most competitive marathon in the world is planning his succession and won't step down until 2013.
LRC Ritzenhein To Make Marathon "Re-Debut" At 2010 ING New York City Marathon After his breakthroughs of last summer, Ritz is excited to tackle the 26.2 mile distance in New York once again, while NYRR head Mary Wittenberg thinks he definitely can win it. Meanwhile, coach Alberto Salazar finally thinks to a bio-mechanical analysis done by Nike, Ritz's injury things are a thing of the past. We cover all of that and more, including Ritz's current fitness and mileage level, talk of Alan Webb and Galen Rupp working out together and learn why Ritz didn't watch his AR fall in the 5k.
More 2010 World Junior News
*Canadian Genevieve Lalonde Runs 10:03 To Get 6th In Steeple
*Jodie Williams Reaches Women's 200 Final With 151st Straight Win She only won by .01.
*Like Almost Everyone, Jodie Williams' Idol Is Usain Bolt
*Day 3 - PM: Unreal: 149 And 0. Brit Jodie Williams Claims World 100m Gold #1 seed Ashton Purvis of the US was only 4th. *MBoard Talk On Williams
In other action, little Dibaba beat Mercy Cherono for gold in the 5k in 15:08, as American Emily Sisson set a US HS record of 15:48.
*Dexter Lee Becomes 1st Boy To Repeat As 100m Champ
*USATF: 2 Medals & Sisson's 15:48 Highlight
*AM: Ajee Wilson (2:04.33) Advances To 800 Finals As Laura Roesler (2:04.34) Doesn't *USATF Recap Here
*Nice Kenyan Article On World JR 10k Champ Dennis Masai
Day 2 - PM: Texas's (& Oregon Signee) Parker Stinson Has Record Run In Men's 10k His 29:32 produced the best finish by a US junior, as he was 6th. He also moves up to #6 on the US junior list. That's the good news. The bad news is that Linet Masai's little brother won the event in a staggering 27:53. *MBoard Talk About Stinson
Day 1: 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 an outdoor PR of 9:15. On The Boards: Hasay - 9:15.78 - Lifetime Best
Video Of Hasay's Race
Recommend: 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
*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 Junior 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.
Recommended Read Rinse Your Mouth With Carbohydrates Before Running And You Will Run Faster This study is pretty fascinating.