2011 NCAAs *Live Results *Live Video *TV Saturday: 1 - 3pm EST Regular CBS (Note: No Streaming During TV Broadcasts) *Men's 10,000 Final Is 5 PM EST/4 PM Des Moines Time

Friday: ***** Wins Epic Men's 800m in 1:44.71 We don't want to ruin the men's 800m for you if you have don't know the results. You can watch the race in the article. Friday had a ton of great action including a key win by Oregon's Ann Kesselring in the 800m, Sheila Reid getting another NCAA title in the 5k (Jordan Hasay 4th), a dominating win by Matt Hughes in the steeple, and Leonard Korir showing he's the top lojng distance runner in the NCAA win with a win over Sam Chelanga.
*Quick Day 3 Recap from View From the Finishline Blog
More Day 3 More Recaps/Coverage Coming Soon!!
Move Over King Carl?: Ngoni Makusha Runs 9.89 NCAA Record in 100m and Wins Long Jump at NCAA Meet Makusha is the long jumper who earlier this year ran 9.97 in his first 100m in 4 years at the ACC meet. A star is in the making.
Curtis Beach's 3:59 1500m in Decathlon Takes Him from 6th to 2nd at NCAAs
Preview Of Day 4 Of 2011 NCAA Champs: Hasay Vs. Reid Round 2, A Great 1,500 Men's Final, The Arrival of Emma Coburn and Can Korir Complete The Double? Thanks 2011 edition of the NCAA champs come to a close in Des Moines. Will Hasay be able to rebound or will Reid double? Speaking of doubles, will Leondard Korir complete the 10/5 double just hours after beating two sub-27:30 guys? Who will win the men's 1,500? Plus Emma Coburn and the women's steeple.
Day 2 Of 2011 NCAA Champs: Reid And Hasay Lay Low As Wallace Struggles In Women's 1,500, Favorites Minus Foster Shine In Men's 1,500, And Lightning Delays Men's 10,000 In the 1,500 semis, Lucy van Dalen got knocked down but got up, while Jordan Hasay and Sheila Reid decided not to battle until Friday (5k) and Saturday (1,500), but it looks like the expected 3-way battle might only be a 2-person affair, as Lea Wallace struggled. An epic men's 1,500 final might also be in store on Saturday as the LetsRun.com favorites impressed, as the collegiate career of 2010 NCAA runner-up AJ Acosta and his fans (the AJ Nation) came to an end. All of that plus a Penn State mid-d runner once again showed great emotion in the media zone. The women's steeple prelims also took place, but not the men's 10,000 final, which was delayed until Friday due to a late thunderstorm.
Preview Of Day 3 Of 2011 NCAA Champs: An Epic Men's 800 Final (Plus 10k Thanks To The Rain) & Hasay Vs. Reid (Round 1) In The Women's 5,000 Thanks to a lightning delay, Friday could be one of the greatest mid-d/distance days in NCAA history as the greatest 10,000 in collegiate history will be run - as will an 800 men's final that is simply one for the ages. All of that plus, Hasay vs. Reid Round 1 in the women's 5,000, the women's 800 final and the men's steeple final.

LRC Day 1 2011 NCAA Champs: LetsRun.com Dark Horse Bottorff Wins 10k, Hot Men's 800m Semis, And Jeff Demps Out Of 100 The women's 10,000 featured an exciting finish with 8 women battling it out for the win over the final 1k before the LetsRun.com dark horse obliterated the field with a stunning last lap that was a thing of beauty. The men's 800 was simply amazing, as 22 guys broke 1:49 and 7 guys ran 1:47 but didn't advance. We recap it as best we can and get great insight from Elijah Greer, great class from Fred Samoei, and lots and lots of passion from a PSU 800-meter runner (maybe too much, malmo?)
Preview Of Day 2 Of 2011 NCAA Champs: Stellar Men's 10k Final, Great 1,500s Start Two great 1,500s get underway, as does the women's steeple, before the day concludes with the greatest 10,000 ever run in collegiate history, as 3 of the 4 collegians to ever have broken 27:30 will square off against each other. Who will win the women's 1,500? Jordan Hasay or Sheila Reid? What about the men? Centro, Ulrey, Batty or someone else?

Was Wanjiru Murdered? Case Still A Mystery

*Doctor Says That Sammy Wanjiru Did Not Die From Balcony Fall But From A "Fatal Hit To The Back Of The Head" "Medical experts have zeroed in on two possible scenarios that could have led to the death of Olympics champion Samuel Wanjiru three weeks ago - and they both point to murder." That's one doctor's opinion, but this thing is far from settled.
*In Pictures: Life Of Sammy Wanjiru Sammy looks so young wearing his Olympic gold. We guess that makes sense since he won at age 21.

If You Want To Get Into Barefoot Running Or Are Constantly Injured, Read This
The Barefoot Running Debate: Born To Run, Shoes & Injury: The Latest Thinking The Science Of The Sport guys look at everything you'd ever want to know about barefoot running: the arguments for and against, why your shoes might increase chances for injury, who should/how to make the transition to barefoot, and more.

2011 Pre Classic *Results *Friday Photos *Saturday Photos *Post-Race LRC Interviews *LRC Recaps: *Saturday *Friday 30k WR *Friday 10k/5k

LRC Prefontaine Saturday Distance Scoop: Lagat, Kaki And Sinclair Impress, Lukas Verzbicas Gets High School Record The distance races at Prefontaine were stellar as always. Bernard Lagat won the men's 2 mile with his patented kick, Lukas Verzbicas smashed the high school 2 mile record, 5 guys went sub-3:50 in the mile, Kenia Sinclair ran a world leader to win the 800m over Caster Semenya, and Abubaker Kaki ran the first 1:43 in the history of Hayward Field. Plus, the Oregon 800m crew disappointed, and more. We have analysis, video, post-race reaction and results.

Saturday Recap From Eugene Register-Guard
Eugene is not known for its sprinting, but the top marks were in the men's and women's 100m. The results made us scratch our heads (13 of the 16 ran seasonal bests, which we attributed to the legal tailwinds) and apparently even Usain Bolt, who tweeted "Listen to me ppl that's the same track last US trial was kept and everybody ran fast and them they couldn't repeat."

Friday Night At Pre

LRC Moses Mosop Smashes 30k World Record And He And Renato Canova Say He Can Run 2:02 For The Marathon Moses Mosop put on an exhibition to smash the world record at the Prefontaine 30,000m. Not only did he run a 63-second lap on his 45th lap of the race, but he aferwards talked of a 2:02 marathon in Chicago and his coach Renato Canova said a 2:02 is possible next year.

LRC Pre 5,000m And 10,000m: Rupp Doesn't Start, Solinsky Stops, Mo Farah Shocks, Vivian Cheruiyot Wins Again The men's 10,000m was the most shocking race of the night. The much-hyped American showdown between Chris Solinsky and Galen Rupp did not take place, as Galen Rupp did not toe the line despite warming up. Chris Solinsky then dropped out before two miles and before it was all done, Mo Farah, who had had been near last place early on, pulled a huge upset and defeated the strongest 10,000m field since the World Champs. Interesting post-race comments from Solinsky, Alberto, and Mo. In the women's 5,000m, Vivian Cheruiyot showed she's the top female track distance runner on the planet. *Chris Solinsky, Mo Farah, Shalane Flanagan And Alberto Salazar Reaction At 2011 Pre Classic Distance Night In Eugene

It's Time We Revisit The Yuppie Vs. Blue Collar Runner Debate - Blue Collar People Rejoice, You Have A New Leader

LRC 34-Year-Old "Regular Guy," Working Dad Khadevis Robinson Talks To LetsRun.com About Beating The World's Best In Rome KD has always been one of the best interviews in the sport, and now we feature him when he's on top of the world after his shock win in Rome. Robinson, who went to Rome in part last week as he wasn't sure he could even get a lane at the upcoming two US Golden League meets, has almost always worked in addition to running.

April Fools News

LetsRun's 2011 April Fools Edition

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.

adidas GP Live On NBC From 3-5 pm Eastern *Start Lists/Results

Note This Meet is on 3-5pm eastern on NBC. We had the time incorrect earlier.
adidas GP Preview: Stellar Men's 100m, Women's 200m, Men's Triple Jump, 400m Hurdles - Plus Bernard Lagat At 5,000, Interesting Men's 800m Matchup And Strong Women's 1,500
 The Tyson Gay (2011 World #1 100m) - Steve Mullings (2011 World #2 100m) 100m matchup may be the highlight of the meet, but there are a lot of other stellar matchups including Allyson Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Carmelita Jeter in the 200m, a great 400m hurdles and men's triple. The distance race of the night may be the men's 5,000m with Bernard Lagat chasing his own American record. World XC Champ Imane Merga is out but Edwin Soi and Tariku Bekele are in. In the men's 800m, World Champ Mulaudzi takes on Khaki and American Khadevis Robinson. In the Grete Waitz 1,500m, Anna Pierce, Morgan Uceny, and Shannon Rowbury take on Gelete Burka.

New York Mini Saturday Morning In NYC

Kathrine Switzer: "Fred (Lebow) was a total male chauvinist, but he was an egalitarian guy." Wall Street Journal

40th New York Mini A Tribute To Grete Waitz
Nice article in the New York Times that talks about the history of the New York Mini (they had playboy bunnies at the first running, no doubt some LRC visitors wish the marketing dept could turn back the clock) and how important Grete Waitz was to the sport of running.
*Professional Field For 2011 New York Mini 10k World 10k champ Linet Masai vs. marathon stud Liliya Shobukhova and many, many more, including Edna Kiplagat, Kim Smith.
After Birth Of Daughter Piper, Deena Kastor Is Back Racing And She Still Wants Olympic Gold Deena's pregnancy was not running-friendly, but she's back competing.

Oslo Diamond League Thursday *Results *Photos Via Yahoo

Usain Bolt Blasts 19.86 In Rain, Asbel Kiprop Shows He's The Top Miler In The World, And Caster Semenya Beaten Again This is how our sport works - wherever Usain Bolt goes, he is the story. Bolt did not disappoint on Thursday in Oslo, as he ran 19.87, beating second place by .57. In the Dream Mile, Asbel Kiprop showed he's the top miler in the world, as he got revenge on Prefontaine winner Haron Keitany. Kiprop had horrible tactics at Pre, but here he was near the front and got the win on the homestretch. On the women's side, Halima Hachlaf, who burst on the season with an early season 1:58 last year, did it again this year to win the 800 over Caster Semenya. Meseret Defar won the women's 5,000m with another stellar kick, showing her speed is still there.
*Usain Bolt Storms To 200m Victory In Oslo
*Athletics Weekly Recap
*Video Highlights: US Visitors Watch The 200, 800 And Dream Mile

Tuesday's Action

Yohan Blake's 9.95 Defeats Christophe Lemaitre's 9.96 French Record Lemaitre, the Great White Hope, was running on French soil. *Results

Three Recommended Reads Because All Three Articles Are Very Entertaining And Are About More Than Running

1) Molly Huddle And Kim Smith To Both Race In New York The Weekend Of 2011 ING New York City Marathon Huddle will race a new 5k the day before the 2011 ING New York City marathon, whereas Smith will run the marathon (as well as an upcoming 10k, which is good news, as she's almost healed after being injured in Boston). We were hoping that Huddle was going to run the marathon as well - many Americans will be skipping fall and spring marathons to get ready or recover for the Trials. Please click on this article to see who won the Tug of War Contest - Huddle or Smith.

2) As AJ Acosta's College Career Comes To An End; He And The AJ Nation Will Be Leaving Behind A Huge Legacy At Oregon This article is a fantastic recap of AJ's impact at the U of O. The writer clearly understands AJ as well as LetsRun.com, as he called AJ "perhaps the most quotable individual in any Oregon sport." That certainly has to be true. However, our favorite line of the story was this: "The denizens of the forums at LetsRun.com - the country's premier track and field website, covering professionals and amateurs alike - took to their keyboards." To read more about the AJ Nation, click here or here.

3) AP: Wallace Spearmon Wants In On Tyson Gay/Usain Bolt Rivalry At 200m
Spearmon, who currently is hurt and swimming as an Achilles injury heals, wants in on the biggest rivalry in track and field. Spearmon: "When we first started off, there was Bolt, Tyson and myself. I beat them, they beat me." The article also talks about his Twitter fight with NFL star Chris Johnson, who responded to Spearmon with the classic line of: "Beat bolt then holla at me."

Ostrava & Usain Bolt On Tuesday *Results *Photos

Ostrava: Bolt Wins Again With 9.91, Veronica Campbell Brown Blasts 10.76 PR Usain Bolt got the attention like he always does and ran 9.91 for the second time in a week, but this time into a headwind. Veronica Campbell Brown (VCB), however, had the performance of the night. She blasted a 10.76 100m. Last year, she had the top 100 and 200 times in the year despite racing infrequently.

Sammy Wanjiru Will Probably Be Buried On Wednesday According To His Wishes - Wanjiru Loved Wednesday, As He Supposedly Won Several Marathons On A Wednesday The only problem is Wanjiru never ran a marathon on a Wednesday from what we can tell. Meanwhile, the article also says his Mom has asked for a lawyer to be removed as the head of his burial committee, as she represented Sammy and his wife in matters and is biased.

Recommended Read/Free Coaching Advice
Struggling AJ Acosta Tells How He Was Able To Qualify For NCAAs In 1,500 After Finishing 7th At PAC-10s - "I treated (regionals) as the NCAA final." We like this article, as it provides great advice to up-and-coming mid-d runners. AJ apparently share some of our same beliefs about mid-d racing. Remember: 1) It always opens up and 2) Don't kick too early. "I didn't want to make the same mistake I made at PAC-10s, which was all-out with 300 meters to go. I kind of closed my eyes a little bit and was telling myself to be patient, something will open up, because I didn't want to swing out to lane three. I told myself just be patient, it will open up, it will open up, it will open up."

Weekend Action *Hengelo Photos *Hengelo Results *Senegal Results

Hengelo: Maryam Jamal Runs 4:00 World Leader In 1,500m, Dayron Robles Shows It's A 3-Man Battle In 110 Hurdles With 13.07 Win This is always one of the better non DL meets, but the withdrawal of Kenenisa Bekele and David Rudisha with injuries hurt. *Results

Stephen Muzhingi Becomes First Man To 3-Peat, Elena Nurgalieva Recovers From Fall To Beat Her Twin Sister

Hypo Götzis: World Champs Jessica Ennis And Trey Hardee Dominate Heptathlon And Decathlon At Götzis

Canada: Taylor Milne Sets Canadian 2,000m Record Of 5:01.37


Rome Diamond League *Results *Photos *IAAF Recap

LRC: Usain Bolt Nips Powell, Khadevis Robinson Storms From Last To First To Shock The World In 800 47,000 fans and a worldwide television audience were focused on the Usain Bolt-Asafa Powell showdown and it did not disappoint, as Usain Bolt - who said he was nervous for the first time ever - overtook Asafa Powell in the final meters. The surprise of the evening was the men's 800m, where 8 time US champion, 34-year-old Khadevis Robinson put on a stunning display the final 250m, going from last to first to win (video here). Last year, KD was rabbiting Golden League races, now he's winning them. In other action, Allyson Felix went sub-50 to defeat Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400 and world XC Champ Imane Merga showed his great finish in the 5,000m, running 12:54 and throwing down the gauntlet to Bernard Lagat, whom he'll race in 25 weeks in NYC. Sara Hall had a 9-second PR to get a Worlds and Olympic qualifier in the steeple and Christin Wurth Thomas led the women's 1,500 at the bell before finishing 6th in a qualifying 4:03.72.
More Rome:

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

"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

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.

Worthy News

US Men's 8k Champs Saturday In Indiana *Watch Live 8:30 am Eastern Here

Aaron Braun, Patrick Smyth, Andrew Carlson Among Favorites At US 8k Champs This Weekend, Which Are Part Of Carmel Marathon In Indiana

Usain Bolt Blasts 19.86 In The Rain In Oslo (More Video Here, Including Dream Mile)

Stat Of The Day

High Schooler Amy Weissenbach's 2:02.04 800m Last Week Is Faster Than Any College Woman's 800m This Year

A Meet We Completely Missed Last Week That Deserves Mention

Jordan McNamara Wins Big River Festival Of Miles In 3:57.84 And Says, "I've only experienced things like that a few times anywhere." High praise for the meet from McNamara, who did his collegiate running in Eugene. The meet actually tries to get fans in the seats, get kids interested in the sport, and enterain people. More here, here and here.

Lagat Wins 2 Mile At Pre, Verzbicas Gets HS Record!!! (More Coverage Here)

Definitely The Interview from Pre Classic - An Upset Solinsky (If You Were Gone Over the Weekend, Read All About It Here, Men's 30k WR And 2:02 Marathon Prediction Here, Saturday Pre-Distance Recap Here)

Photos Of The Week

  1. Jerry Buss Track & Field Photo Album Buss, the 77-year-old owner of the Lakers, is notorious for dating much younger women, and in all the photos of him at USC track meets the last two years, he's seated next to a much younger woman. Surprised no one has discussed this on our forums. No doubt Phil Jackson is upset. *LA Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Is Track Fan Who Knows The Name Of Oregon Sprinter English Gardner
  2. African 10k Champ Wilson Kiprop Wins 10k In Iten In 28:55 Be sure to check out the photo of the timing clock being powered by a car battery.

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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.

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

Desiree Davila Pure Guts

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