Quote Of The Day

"I learned a lesson (from last years' world championships). I ran too far behind (early) and lost everything."
- Asbel Kiprop talking to Dick Patrick after reaffirming his status as the world's best miler by winning the 2010 African champs from the front. Last year, Kiprop ran from the back at worlds and the Olympic champ only finished fourth. The person finishing 4th on Sunday was world leader Silas Kiplagat.

African Champs *Results

Sunday: New Tactics, Same Result: Kiprop = The Best In The World The Olympic champ Asbel Kiprop showed that he is still the best in the world as he used yo-yo tactics to dispatch a slew of talented challengers on Sunday. Instead of putting himself too far back as he did at last year's world champs, Kiprop hammered to the front and towed the field through 53.65 before backing off and hammering things home in 54.38 as Silas Kiplagat failed to medal. Former USA Today writer Dick Patrick reports from Kenya.
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba carries her country flag after winning in the women's 10,000m final race at the 2010 African Athletics Championship at the Nyayo stadium in the capital Nairobi, July 31, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) Saturday: Ethiopia Finally Wins Gold As Tirunesh Dibaba Remains Undefeated At 10k Thanks to a final lap of 61, the Olympic champ had no problems with world champ and hometown favorite Linet Masai, who finished 3rd.
Interesting Read Kenyan Officials Are Stunned By Large Crowds Just like in America, the Kenyans are great at track but the public normally doesn't support it, but more than 30,000 were in the stands on Saturday.
Friday: David Rudisha Runs 1:42.84 (At Altitude!) To Crown Himself King At 2010 African Champs Rudisha's run was a negative split. Simply amazing. One of our favorite journalists, Dick Patrick, is in Nairobi with the report. Blessing Okagbare completed the 100m-long jump double to go with her NCAA double in the same events.
More Friday Action:

*Kaki: "I Don't Fear Rudisha." Kaki says he't not afraid of Rudisha and that the duo will square off in Stockholm next week. Our take ... he should be fearful of him and likely is. Stockholm next Friday will also see a Bolt-Powell-Gay showdown.
*Richard Mateelong Leads Kenyan 1-2 In Steeple At African Champs

CAC Games Conclude With Jamaica Dominant

Gebre Gebremariam and Werknesh Kidane Added To 2010 Falmouth Road Race

Doug Binder Has The Scoop

Bolt Says 9.4 Is Possible But Focuses On Repeating As Olympic Champ To Cement His Legend Status Bolt says he may also foray into the long jump so his presence in the sprints won't become boring.

Two Recommended Reads
1) Alan Webb's Primed To Start Comeback On August 14th
After a brief racing stint in Europe, both he and Galen Rupp will be getting married.
2) Andrew Wheating:
"Oh Crap, I got fourth (in Monaco)."
A great brief chat with the US star, who says it's all about winning for him. Sadly, a "family priority" in mid August may prevent him from contintuing to race.

Another Interesting Read
Man Blogs About Drinking 13 Beers While Running 13 Miles At SF Half Marathon No, he didn't die in the process.

More African Champs*Results

Thursday: Vivian Cheruiyot Dispatches Meseret Defar & 5 Others In Final Lap Of Women's 5k 7 women were in contention heading into the final lap, but Cheruiyot destroyed Defar and Diamond League leader Ejigu over the final 400.
IAAF Recap Of Day 2: In the men's 100, Ivorian Ben Youssef Meite pulled off a stunner. *Kenyan Stars Of Past Are In Stands Enjoying The Action
*All Kenyans Make 800 Final
*Two Kenyan 400 Guys Make Final

The 2010 17th African Senior Athletics Championships
via ActionPixs
Wednesday: Wilson Kiprop Wins 10,000m To Give Kenya Its First Gold At African Champs Sileshi Sihine was no match for Kiprop on the opening day of the African Champs in Kenya. Kiprop, a marathoner doing marathon training, is coached by LetsRun.com message board poster Renato Canova, who has posted about Kiprop's win. He did his last long run 7 days ago.
*Famed Coach Renato Canova Posts About The Win And Training Of His Marathoner Wilson Kiprop In The 10k He also has some info on Mo Farah's training.
*Video Highlights Of Men's 10,000m At 2010 African Champs
*World 5k Champ Vivian Cheruiyot Going For First Women's Gold Today For Kenya

More: Kaki Drops Out Of Showdown With Rudisha In 800m At African Champs Kaki a week ago had said he may not run. So it looks like he was just ducking Rudisha.

Jun 11, 2010; Eugene, OR, USA; Andrew Wheating of Oregon reacts after
winning the 800m in 1:45.69 in the 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Photo via Newscom Andrew Wheating Signs With ... Nike Wheating says he is excited to stay in Eugene. And his recent performances likely got him a ton more money. The only question we have is couldn't he have stayed in Eugene if he signed with someone else? Seems like a good result for Wheating and Nike.
Discuss: Wheating Signs With ... Nike

More $$$ News: South Carolina Hurlder Johnny Dutch Gives Up A Year Of Eligibility To Turn Pro

It's Official August 6th

Bolt vs. Gay vs. Powell @ 100m The matchup we've all been waiting for is a little over a week away. Also, Meseret Defar will be going for a World 5k record.

CAC Champs *Results

Central American And Caribbean Games Underway: Churandy Martina Wins 100m, World Champ Ryan Brathwaite Wins 110 Hurdles

The Only Must-Read In The Industry

LRC The Week That Was We start our weekly recap by analyzing the magnificent men's 1,500 in Monaco. Then we talk about Alysia Johnson and Lauren Fleshman before educating our viewers on the "Myth of Prodigy and Why It Matters," which then causes us to give a warning to Jordan Hasay fans with a little help from famed author Malcolm Gladwell. We then praise Robby Andrews and Cas Loxsom and Emily Sisson. Plus we talk about the Taliban, Charles van Commenee and much more.

Thanks To LetsRun.com Community

LRC Kevin McDermott Recovering From Paralysis 1 year ago, Sean McDermott appealed to the LetsRun community for support for his paralyzed brother Kevin, a former runner at Duke. Over 250 LRC readers donated and Sean wrote to thank us and point us to a video of Kevin's recovery process.

American News

Ritzenheins have 2nd child - the next prodigy is a boy (Ritz's other child is a 3-year-old girl).

2 Years Until London - British News

Interesting Random Running Writing


Tadesse ZersenayTadese Overwhelms Strong Field And Wanjiru In Castelbuono Wanjiru dropped out with breathing problems. This race is definitely our type of road race. 36 runners total and the town loves it and comes out to watch. Running as a spectator sport ... amazing.

Italy's Smallest Road Race Packs The Biggest Punch With Only 36 Entrants, Including Wanjiru, Cheruiyot, Kwambai And Tadese Read the details about the race - definitely the most interesting elite road race in Europe.

2010 Europeans *Live Results *Live Updates *Live Video *Live Chat

Sunday AM: Swiss's Victor Rothlin Wins Marathon Gold The runner-up four years get the coveted gold in oppressive conditions.
July 31, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain - epa02268902 British athlete Mo Farah (R) celebrates as he wins the gold medal at the men's 5,000 metres final at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, on 31 July 2010. Saturday: IAAF: Brits Have Great Night As Mo Farah Completes 5k/10k Double Hard to beat someone who runs his final 1,200 in an impressive 2:55.77. Watch last lap of race on video in right-hand column.
*Farah Overcome With Emotion After Getting Revenge On España Four years ago, he lost by .09.
*Lithuanian Wins Marathon Gold Zivule Balciunaite apparently really loves hot weather, as she said Bejing was cold.
Thorkildsen Wins Another Championship The Norwegian hero is the only javelin thrower in history to have won gold at Olympics, Worlds and Europeans.
Ennis Needs A PR And CR To Win Heptathlon Gold The previous championship record was held by Carolina Kl
Myriam Soumaré Knocks 0.69 Off 200 PR To Pull Off Shocking Win Even after an unexpected bronze in the 100, the Frenchwoman was a 50-1 longshot to win the 200.

*British Coach Is Showing Fabio Capela How One Can Win WIth Tough Love The Brits love their track coach but not futbol.
*Elvan Abeylegesse Hoping To Complete 5k/10k Double Herself On Sunday
Lematire Edges Christian Malcolm For 200m Gold To Complete 100-200 Double At Europeans The 20-year-old is a young phenom.
*Arturo Casado Takes Title In Slow-Starting 1,500 Casado had lost his national championship race to Manuel Olmedo but prevailed at Euros after a dawdling first 800 (2:08). Spaniards went 1-2-4.
*Zarudneva Turns The Tables On World Champion Domínguez In Steeple

*The Wrong Borlée Twin Wins 400!
Jonathan was the marginal pre-race favorite, but brother Kevin provided the twist ending.
*Opportunistic Feofanova Grabs Pole Vault Gold
The first woman to clear 16 feet (4.88m) back in 2004 is the best in Europe in 2010 ... sans Isinbayeva, of course.
Andy Turner Gets Surprise 110m Hurdle Gold for Britain
*European Athletics Recap Of Lemaitre's .01 Win The French star is more proud of his double Euro golds than he was with being the first white man to break 10.00 in the 100.
*Jessica Ennis In Heptathlon Lead After First Day

Thursday World Champ Philips Idowu PRs To Win Triple Jump As Teddy Tamgho Is 3rd
*IAAF Recap Of Thursday's Action
*Crazy: 3 Days Before Winning 10k, Abeylegesse Almost Died In Turkey
*Barcelona May Be Last Hurray For Olympic Champ Stefano Baldini
*1992 Olympic Champ Fermin Chaco Picks Manuel Olmedo For 1,500 Gold Cacho won gold on the same track.
*MLF Credits Linford Christie With Silver In Men's 100m

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2010 euro Barcelona European Athletics Championships Barcelona Christophe Lemaitre FRA European championship above 100m Photo Anders Hoven PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxNORxSUI men euro Barcelona Portrait Vdig xub 2010 horizontal Highlight premiumd. Wednesday: Christophe Lemaitre Wins European 100m The 20-year-old Frenchman is very good, as he triumphed by .07 over 4 guys who had the same time in 2nd through 5th. Getting the silver medal? Mark Lewis Francis, who ran 9.97(w) in 2001 as a 19-year-old. *European Day 2 Recap From IAAF

More 100m: *Video Of Men's 100
*2010: Christophe Lemaitre set for the big time, 2001 Mark Lewis Francis Set for Big Time Telegraph
*Pat Butcher: Lemaitre Is Future But MLF Is Biggest Surprise
How The Golden Boy Lemaitre Can Get Faster BBC
*Mark Lewis Francis Ecstatic Over Silver In 100m

Women's 10k:
*Elvan Abeylegesse Easily Wins 10k At Europeans
*Mo Farah And Chris Thompson Reflect On What Their 1-2 In European 10k Means For British Athletics


Mo Farah Gets Gold Farah First Briton To Win Euro 10k As Eugene's Chris Thompson Nabs Silver It was a fantastic finish for Great Britain, as Mo Farah sprinted past Spaniard Ayad Landassem with 300 left and Chris Thompson (coached by Mark Rowland in Eugene) got silver by less than 0.01 on the final event of the first day from Barcelona. The British announcers and UK Athletics people were going crazy, as 4 years ago there wasn't a single British male in the European 10,000. The women's 800 produced some major fireworks as two runners broke 2:00 and didn't advance, including the 4th placer at Worlds last summer in Yuliya Krevsun.
*Men's 10,000m Results
*Recommended Read: The Long Road To Success Tom Fordyce looks at the twists and turns Farah and Thompson have had to navigate to get their 1-2 finish at Europeans.
*Boards: Renato Canova Weighs In On 10,000m Prediction Thread Canova got the top 2 right but didn't predict the surprising bronze of his own Italian countryman Daniele Meucci.
*Irish Paralympic Athlete Makes 100m Semis The dude is sight impaired.
*Men's 400: Borlee Twins, Formerly Of FSU, Favored In Euro 400
*Martyn Rooney May Have Something To Say About 400m Gold

More From "B10" European Championships In Barcelona

2010 World Juniors *Final Results
LRC Photos: *Final Day And Photo Index *Day 6 (5k, 800 Semis, PV) *Day 5 PM (Girls/Boys 200) *Day 5 AM *Day 4 PM *Day 3 PM *Day 2 AM *Day 2 PM

Final Day: Loxsom Silver, Andrews Bronze The touted Americans were rolling to glory in 1-2 with less than 100m to go, but Kenyan David Mutua charged ahead from 4th and got the win in a PR as Cas Loxsom beat Robbie Andrews for the second time in a month and lowered his PR to 1:46.57.
*Jordan Hasay Gets 4th In 1,500 And Barely Misses Out On The Medals Again An Irish silver is the big surprise.
*LRC Photos

*USATF Final Day Recap:
McCullough And Relays Win For US As Loxsom And Andrews Go Silver, Bronze In 800 First ever medals for the US at the world junior mid-distances. Conor McCullough set a championship record in the hammer and the US 4 x 4s made it an American relay sweep 4/4.

*Vid: Loxsom And Andrews Do Lap Of Honor After 800m Medals
Andrews And Loxsom First Americans To Medal In World Junior Middle-Distance Event UVA recap names Gabe Jennings (5th, 1998) as the previous top-placing US mid-d boy.

MONCTON, NB - JULY 25: Jonathan Muia Ndiku of Kenya celebrates finishing first in the 3000
Metre Steeplechase Final on day seven of the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships at the Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium on July 25, 2010 in Moncton, Canada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) *IAAF Recap Of Final Day Of World Juniors Kenya swept every male distance gold and beat the US in the medal table as each had 15, but Kenya nabbed 7 golds, including Jonathan Ndiku (left), who ran 8:23 in the steeple.
16-Year-Old Jodie Williams Says She's Okay After 152-0 Streak Ends In World Junior 200 It may have been the longest win streak in track and field history.

On The Boards:
Jordan Hasay gets 4th and barely misses out on the medals again
*Andrews Silver, Loxsom Bronze World Junior 800m It's what most people might have expected, but the poster has the names backwards.

More World Juniors

*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.

MONCTON, NB - JULY 24: David Kiprotich Bett of Kenya celebrates finishing first in the
Men's 5000 Metres Final on day six of the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships at the Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium on July 24, 2010 in Moncton, Canada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) 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

Australian News

It's On August 6th: Stockholm


Last Lap of Men's 5000 At Euros


Men's 800m at Euros


Lemaitre Wins Europeans (For This Video In English, Click Here)

Highlights Of Men's 10k At African Champs

800m Finish At World Juniors: Mutua Kicks By Loxsom And Andrews

Video Of Wheating's 3:30.90! (More Monaco Race Videos Here)

Alysia Johnson's Dominating Win

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