RIP Sammy Wanjiru *Pay Your Respects Here

Latest News: Judge's Ruling Postpones Sammy Wanjiru's Funeral 14 Days Sammy Wanjiru's tragic death has turned into a soap opera of sorts. Charges of murder against his legal wife by his mother, two other women coming forward claiming to be his wives, and two men coming forward claiming to be his dad (one a stepdad and one a biological dad he never met.). On Thursday, a judge postponed the funeral while the investigation continues and it was revealed the video cameras at Sammy's house don't show his fall.
*What The Video Cameras At Sammy Wanjiru's House Showed

Sammy Wanjiru's Biological Father, Who Never Met Him And Fathered Him While Married To Another Woman, Comes Forward

If It Hadn't Ended Tragically, You'd Have To Chuckle: Sammy's Biological Dad Says He Never Actually Spoke To Sammy Because He'd Call Between 8pm And 9pm And He Knows Now Sammy Was At The Bars Then

Previous News On Sammy's Death

Post-Nuptial Shutoff

British 800m Star Jenny Meadows Sleeping In Altitude Tent Apart From Her Husband Until 2012 Olympics Her husband hopefully can find some solace in this thread.

Saturday's Top Action *Healthy Kidney Highlight Video *Healthy Kidney Photos

World Record Holder Leonard Komon Trounces Field To Pick Up $45,000 At Healthy Kidney 10k In Central Park Komon, the 10k world record holder, took on former World record holder Micah Kogo, World XC Champ Joseph Ebuya, and recent 27:24 10,000m runner Bobby Curtis, in New York's Central Park. Komon ran 27:35, smashing the course record and picking up $45,000. *Results

US 25k Championships @ Fifth Third River Bank Run: Fernando Cabada, Molly Pritz Get US Titles Cabada got a convincing win over the field, while Brooks-Hansons' Molly Pritz made a mockery of it, winning by 3 minutes to get her first national title. *Results *More Coverage On Meet Website

More Out West: MB 1:45.4-800 good for 2nd in Big West! Ryan Martin and Charles Jock are two you should look out for.

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Diamond League #1 In Doha In The Books *Results *Photos *3k Highlights

Yenew Alamirew's 7:27 3k Highlights 10 World Leaders To Start Diamond League Season In Qatar The meet saw Allyson Felix continue her winning ways in the 400m, Olympic 1,500m champ Asbel Kiprop get the win in the 800, Walter Dix burst back on the scene with an impressive 20.06 200m and American Jesse Williams win the high jump with a gutsy performance. The highlight for distance fans, however, was the men's 3,000m, where the young 20-year-old Ethiopian Yenew Alamirew (who burst on the scene last year out of nowhere, running 7:28 in Milan) opened up his 2011 outdoor campaign with a strong final 200m to pull away from former world champ Eliud Kipchoge to get the win in a fast 7:27.26 win and PR, as the first 6 men all set personal bests and 12 men ran under 7:35.

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Payton Jordan *Results *Photos

LRC Another Great Stanford Meet Is In The Books The 2011 Payton Jordan meet did not disappoint, as 22 runners got under the Olympic A standard in the men's and women's 10,000, as the "star" Americans in Matt Tegenkamp and Shalane Flanagan got beaten. In the men's 10k, the winner was 20-year-old Bedan Karoki, whose breathtaking move with more than seven laps to go instantly ended the race, which was the first one in American history where three Americans broke 27:30 (led by Bobby Curtis). In the men's 1,500, German Fernandez's struggles continued in the B heat (is it officially time to panic?), while Lopez Lomong and Evan Jager returned to action in the A heat that was won by Ben Blankenship. In the ladies' 1,500, Jordan Hasay got a PR and collegiate leader but only finished 5th. The story of the steeple was that Mark Wetmore-coached athletes shined and got the Olympic A standards, as Emma Coburn impressed from the opening moment of the race while Billy Nelson waited until late to unleash an incredibly impressive kick. In the men's 5k, Elliott Heath's unreal kick wasn't quite enough to get him the win, as seven broke 13:30. Read all about as we recap the top action for you.
*HS Senior Ammar Moussa Runs 14:05 To Win Heat In Payton Jordan 5k
Athletics Weekly Recap Of Stanford 10k: Brit Chris Thompson Runs Fastest UK Time In 13 Years With 27:27
*IAAF Recap Of Payton Jordan 10k
*Register Guard Recap Of Payton Jordan Meet
Teg, Nelson 27:28, 13 under 'A' standard!
*Bobby Curtis 27:24, you all saw that right?
*Jordan Hasay 4:10

Penn Relays *Penn Results *Official Site *Photos

Saturday At Penn (Reuters Recap) The carnival that is Penn is always crazy (and hard to recap). Saturday saw Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair run a 1:57.06 split to nearly set the world record in the sprint medley relay, Robby Andrews getting revenge for his loss to Casimir Loxsom at World Juniors by outkicking him to win the 4 x 800, Princeton gets its first Championship of America title in 71 years by winning the 4 x mile, a great pro DMR where Bernard Lagat (2:48.30) and Ryan Gregson (Aussie who turned 21 this week, in his first race back from a navicular stress fracture) had great first legs, and things came down to a 4-way battle on the anchor and Amine Laalou came from behind for the win, plus Allyson Felix winning 2 relays, Asafa Powell leading Jamaica, and even the return of Justin Gatlin. Individual coverage of these stories below:

LRC John Kellogg Explains How He "Predicted" The Unpredictable - A Sub-2:03:59 In Boston's coaching guru explains the rationale behind his non-prediction that is making waves around the globe. Years of timed out-and-back and straight-shot tempos with the wind in Waco, Texas (and other windy Texas venues) proved invaluable to his understanding the effects of the wind. JK took a stab at converting the Boston performances by Mutai and Hall to London and Berlin and even reveals what would happen if the Boston Mutai raced the London Mutai.

The Sport Loses A Legend *Grete Waitz's NYC Marathon Results

Grete Waitz Loses Battle With Cancer Waitz is best known for being a 9-time New York City Marathon champion, a class act, and a pioneer in the sport, but she also was a 4:00 1,500m runner and an 8:31 3,000m runner. As a kid, watching her on ABC win NYC every year was one of the site founders' earliest running memories. She will be missed. Thanks to Leo Kulinski for the photo. Another one here.
*Pay Your Respects In This Thread

Virgin London Marathon *Watch Full Race On Demand *Photos

LRC Emmanuel Mutai Runs The Best 10km Ever In A Marathon To Destroy The Field & Arrive As One Of The World's Best A lead pack that was a who's who of marathoning went through 30km together, but soon the race would be nothing but a coronation for Emmanuel Mutai, who destroyed the field with a 28:44 4th 10k and ended up with a 2:04:40 course record. Almost as big of a story as Mutai's incredible run was the fact that the 2nd placer ended up being one of the all-time greats - Martin Lel - who shocked even himself in his first marathon since Beijing 2008. American Jason Lehmkuhle was the only elite American finisher as the three rookie American marathoners went out too fast and blew up - none worse than Mo Trafeh, who ran with the lead pack for 15 km.

Women's Marathoning Has A New Star Named Mary Keitany Keitany knocked nearly 10 minutes off her personal best and knocked Liliya Shobukhova off her pedestal as the best in the world, as Keitany ran the first sub-2:20 since 2008 and made mincemeat of "undoubtedly" of the strongest women's field in London history. All together, a record 22 women broke 2:30 - but that didn't include US Olympian Magdalena Lewy-Boulet.

April Fools News

LetsRun's 2011 April Fools Edition

Sad News

Sad News: Sally Meyerhoff Killed In Cycling Accident The two-time All-American and US Olympic Trials qualifier as well former US champion at 25km was killed on Tuesday in a cycling accident at the young age of 27 while she trained for the Ironman World Championship. *LRC MB: Sad News: Sally Meyerhoff Killed in Accident
* Article With Video On Meyerhoff's Death
*More Sad News: Florida High School Track Athlete Sarah Landauer Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Tokyo Marathon: A Legend Is Born *Photos

Hailu Mekonnen Wins, Japanese Amateur Yuki Kawauchi Runs Amazing 2:08:37 For 3rd And Faints At Finish Yuki Kawauchi's story is amazing. A 13:59 5ker and 29:02 10ker, he has a full-time job and has stayed away from the Japanese collegiate and professional system, yet he stunned all of Japan with a 2:08:37 run. Dreams do become reality.
*On The Boards: 13:59 5k, 29:02 10k Japanese AMATEUR Runs 2:08:37 at Tokyo Marathon and Passes Out

The 10 Best High School XC Runners Ever

LRC Week That Was: The 10 Best High School XC Runners Of All Time, Verzbicas, Tribute To Gary Reed, The NY Times & The NE Patriots And More We've got the entire running world covered from San Diego to Japan, from the high school ranks to the pros, and even talk about the NE Patriots and the NY Times.


Tyler Hamilton Says He Saw Lance Armstrong Dope More circumstantial evidence against Lance, although Lance's defenders will write us nasty emails and point out that Hamilton is now an admitted cheat, liar, and a doper. has quickly been put online. Marion Jones and Barry Bonds have been convicted of felonies, Roger Clemens is going on trial soon, and Lance may be next up for the feds.

Get Excited: Worlds 100 Days Away

Saturday USATF Occidental High Performance Meet Start Lists: Leo Manzano Vs. Lopez Lomong Vs. Andrew Wheating At 1,500m This is a great early season matchup. The athletes' main priority will be racing the clock, not each other, trying to hit the 3:35.00 Worlds qualifiying standard, since marks from last year don't count.

100 Days To Daegu


Head Of NBC Sports And Mr. Olympics Dick Ebersol Resigns New York Times Ebersol had spearheaded NBC's involvement in the Olympics since 1988 and some are worried with the Olympic TV bids for 2016 up next month that this will be a blow for the Olympics.

LA Times: Resignation of Dick Ebersol is huge blow to the Olympics If one man's resignation is a huge blow to the Olympics, then the Olympics are in trouble. If the Olympics are intrinsically valuable, a network will pay big bucks to televise them.

2011 NCAA Track & Field D1 Fields Released

*Men's East *Men's West *Women's East *Women's West Jordan Hasay is the #1 seed in the women's 5k and 1,500 and the big news on the men's side is that German Fernandez is not entered at all.

US News

Time To Learn Some T&F History - 40 Years Ago, Jim Ryun & Marty Liquori Ran A Dream Mile In Philly & It More Than Lived Up To The Hype

Olympic News And Other International

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Non-Sammy News


Shanghai Diamond League: Liu Xiang Is Back! Liu Xiang stunned David Oliver in the 110m hurdles before the home crowd. Veronica Campbell Brown (VCB) beat Carmelita Jeter in the 100m, and Asafa Powell won the men's. In the distances, Vivian Cheruiyot triumphed in the 5,000m duel with Linet Masai, Asbel Kiprop was defeated in the 1,500m, Jenny Meadows won the 800m, and Olympic champ Brimin Kipruto nipped Paul Koech in the steeple. *Results

Manchester: Powerade City Games:
Tyson Gay Wins 150, Allyson Felix Cruises In 200 On Streets Of Manchester In rainy and cold conditions, Tyson Gay went through 100m in 9.91 to win the 150m on a track set up in downtown Manchester. Afterwards, Gay said of the street meet format, "It's a crowd we can't get in the United States."

Haile Gebrselassie Pulls Away From Chris Thompson For Win At BUPA Great Manchester Run Craig Mottram was 4th. Afterwards, Haile G went crazy with praise for Chris Thompson.

Zazzle Bay To Breakers Successfully Turns 100: Ridouane Harroufi Outsprints Boston Champ Deriba Merga The policy cracked down on sobriety this year, so Harroufi did not have his bottle of vodka and 20 beers when he outkicked Merga. Jason Hartmann edged Meb for FAM (first American man).
Women: Lineth Chekpkurui Repeats Magdalena Lewy Boulet was FAW. *Results The police crackdown was successful, as people boozed it up a little, but didn't go crazy and use homes along the course as public toilets. *Photos

Pittsburgh Marathon: Rabbit Jeffrey Eggleston Wins Eggleston is doing it his own way, training in Flagstaff, Arizona. Sounds a little bit like Wejo except Eggleston is vegan. Check out his blog here. *MB: Rabbit Hangs in the race, wins the Pittsburgh Marathon

Say It Ain't So ... RIP Millrose?

Sad, Sad Day: It's Official - Millrose Games RIP ... "Millrose" To The Armory Next year, the great event formerly known as the Millrose Games will be held not at Madison Square Garden but at the Armory. They can call it what they want, but in our opinion, it's not the Millrose Games. Wejo: "The Millrose Games at the Armory is not the Millrose Games. It's like having the New York City Marathon in Long Island or Iowa for that matter."
*NY Daily News: Millrose On The Move To say Millrose is on the move would be like saying a horse race in May at a random track not named Churchill Downs was the Kentucky Derby. We don't get why they don't just say Millrose is gone - we're having another random meet at the Armory instead.
*AP Article: Millrose Games moving uptown to Armory We disagree. A random track meet will take place at the Armory.

ESPN Promises To Show Every Olympic Event Live, But Phil Hersh Says IOC Probably Owes NBC One

"The Road Of Death"

Feature On Somali Runners Training Each Day On "Road Of Death" For London 2012 (Video) The video shows how some Somali athletes avoid gunfire each day to realize their dream of competing and winning at the 2012 Games. *LRC MB: Top Video on MSNBC Is Feature on Somali Runners Training Each Day on 'Road of Death' For London 2012

Pre Classic

Distance Races At 2011 Pre Classic To Be Run Under Lights And Free To Public!!! Tom Jordan is right in saying he has assembled "the best fields ever on American soil," as marathon aces Asbel Kirui and Moses Mosop will go after the men's world record at 25k and 30k, Dibaba, Cheruiyot, Masai and Flanagan will race the women's 5k and 7 Ethiopians and 12 Kenyans are scheduled to go out in 13:18 in the men's 10k. *LRC MB: A Look At Who's Running What In The Magical Distance Races At The 2011 Pre Classic

Boston Marathon *Live Boston Thread *Women's Reaction *Men's Reaction
*Video Highlights *Weather *Photos

One For The Ages In Boston: Desiree And The Fastest Marathon Ever Run "Unbelievable" is probably the best way to describe the 2011 Boston Marathon. First, American Desiree Davila, off the back of the lead pack multiple times, was gutsy as hell, battling for the win with Caroline Kilel down the final straight. There were 4 lead changes on the final straight before Kilel came out on top. In the men's race, American Ryan Hall ran 2:04:57 and lost by nearly 2 minutes. Yes, ladies and gentleman, Geoffrey Mutai and Moses Mosop ran faster than anyone else ever before the in the marathon, 2:03:02 and 2:03:06 respectively, thanks in part to 20 mph tailwinds. Mutai cemented his status as the strongest runner on the planet with the win. We give you some post-race comments below but purposely are holding off discussing the wind.

2011 World XC *Results *New Women's Race Photos *New Men's Race Photos

LRC: Shalane Flanagan Gets Bronze The Olympic bronze medallist and ING NYC Marathon runner-up ran a stellar race to snatch the bronze versus a star-studded field. Flanagan appeared to be dropped with 2km to go, but dug deep to stay in contention and battle back for the bronze. World 5,000m champ Vivian Cheruiyot pulled away from World 10,000m champ Linet Masai for gold. The American women did very well to get a repeat bronze medal.

Men: Imane Merga Blasts Away From Four Kenyans In Sprint To Win The Kenyan men dominated the team competition and had 4 of the top 5 guys in the pack for the sprint the final 400m. However, the lone Ethiopian - Imane Merga, the Diamond League 5,000m champion - got the win the Kenyan nation wants most every year. Ben True was the first American in 36th, as he and fellow Ivy Leaguer Max King were America's two best.

Sammy On Haile In November In NYC: "I want to be like Haile."

Remembering Sammy Wanjiru (News On Events Surrounding His Death In Left-Hand Column)

LRC RIP Sammy Wanjiru: The World's Greatest Marathoner Has Died Yesterday in the article above, we paid tribute to Sammy's incredible career and now athletes, journalists, and industry insiders are all paying their respects to the incredible marathoner Sammy Wanjiru.

Liu Xiang Stops David Oliver's 18-Race Winning Streak

Best Distance Finish Of The Weekend: Kipruto Vs. Koech

Train Smarter (More In Our Training Forum)

Stanford Photo Gallery

London 2011 Photos

Boston (Updated Photo Gallery Below) *Recap Analysis: *JK On The Wind *Wejo On Desiree *Rojo *London And Boston *Video Highlights

Desiree Davila Pure Guts

Women's World XC In Photos

Men's World XC In Photos

Train Smarter (More In The Training Forum)

Relive Men's NCAAs: *Recap *Results *Photos *New (2nd Photo Album Added Here)

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