We'll have more thoughts on USAs starting tomorrow, but the US stars are already thinking ahead to Thursday's Diamond League meet in Lausanne:
*Thursday's Lausanne Start Lists (Morgan Uceny Will Race In 1,500 Vs. Maryam Jamal, David Rudisha Vs. Yego And Mulaudzi In 800)
*Judge Rules Lausanne Meet Can't Ban Hind Deriba From Participating Because She's A Past Cheat
USATFs Underway *$20,011 Prediction Contest Login Here *Results *Race Videos *10k Photo Gallery *LRC Post-Race Interviews
Post-Nationals News: *Chalk Up Another Victory For Track Town USA The Eugene newspaper is always going to say that. Lananna interview here.
*Oklahoma Sprinter Mookie Salaam Gives Up Final Year And Turns Pro
LRC Men's 800m: Nick Symmonds Makes It Four In A Row updated Ladies and gentleman, don't let the recent results by upstart Robby Andrews or veteran Khadevis Robinson fool you; Nick Symmonds showed he's the best 800m man in America, as he got the win over Khadevis Robinson and the gutsy Charles Jock, while Andrews came up short in last. Recap, Race video, results, and post-race comments from athletes.
*Without Coach Or Sponsor, Wieczorek Makes USA 800m Final
*Sunday Distance Recap From RRW
LRC Men's 1,500m: Matt Centrowitz Jr. Pulls Away From Bernard Lagat Bernard Lagat pulled up on Matt Centrowitz Jr. with 50 meters to go and then the 21-year-old did the unthinkable - he pulled away from Lagat for the win. Pre-race favorite Andrew Wheating was fourth and was emotional afterwards when Lagat told him he giving up his 1,500m spot at Worlds. Recap, reaction, results and race video.
*Washington Post Article On Centro Jr Stunning Bernard Lagat In 1,500
LRC Men's Steeple: Billy Nelson's Return To Oregon Is Successful Now back training under collegiate coach Mark Wetmore, Nelson appears to have refound the form that took him to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, as he came from behind to get the win over Daniel Huling.
TODAY: B.A.A. 10k *Results
Geoffrey Mutai Blitzes Boston 10k Course in 27:19 The Boston Marathon champ resumed right where he left off in Boston running a scorching 27:19 10,000m at the BAA 10k to easily defeat Boston runner-up Moses Mosop and World XC Champ Gebre2. Boston champ Caroline Kilel beat Kim Smith on the women's side.
- Poland's Svetlana Usovich Sets 800m World lead In 1:58.12
- Jamaican Trials Kenia Sinclair Wins 1,500/800 Double
*Steve Mullings Dominates Jamaican Trials 200 In 20.10
- UK Hurdler Angela Thorp Devastated About Losing Her Record To American-Born / "Plastic Brit" Tiffany Ofili-Porter
- More Anger As 20,000 Miss Out For Second Time On Olympic Tickets
- What Happens To A Host City After The Olympics Leave? In Athens' Case, Nothing Good Local citizen: "I thought we were buying into paradise but instead we are trapped in hell."
- European Women's Discus Champ Fails Doping Test, Faces 2-Year Ban
LRC Men's 5,000m: Bernard Lagat's 3:57.80 Close Wins A Thriller Over Chris Solinsky And Galen Rupp Track fans got a treat Friday night as Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp and Chris Solinsky squared off and the race exceeded the pre-race hype. Chris Solinsky
closed the last mile (1,600) in 3:58.5 and was beaten by an incredible Bernard Lagat.
3 guys indicated they may get a rematch July 22th in Monaco, plus Chris Solinsky addressed the message board doubters, and Lagat talked about the 1,500m final and going sub-12:50. Recap, results, interviews, race video.
*LRC Friday's 800m Semis: All the Favorites Advance And KD Asks For Some Energy From His Fans In The Final KD looked great in his semifinal, but his style points will not carry over into the final.
*LRC Women's Steeple Prelims: Sara Hall Makes Final On Time
Tyson Gay Out Of 100m
- Tyson Gay: I Don't Deserve To Run On USA 4 X 100 Team In Daegu
- Usain Bolt Says He Will Not Relax Going Into Worlds Even With Gay Out
- Olympics Loom, But Nobody Is Pushing Usain Bolt
- 100m Champ Walter Dix Says He's Not Intimidated By The Jamaican Team
- Asafa Powell Predicts Jamaican Domination At World Champs "It's just a Jamaican thing. I hope we can take it 1-2-3-4."
- Walter Dix Just Outleans Justin Gatlin To Win US Champs 100 Fortunately, little LetsRun.com was present to ask Dix whether he believed Gatlin doped intentionally. We also asked Gatlin what he says to the people who don't believe his claim of sabotage.
- Rec Read: SI's Tim Layden Takes a Look at Justin Gatlin's Situation
- Tyson Gay Doesn't Start 100m Semi Due To Injury Message board thread here. As fans, we would have liked to see him start and give it a go.
- Has Tyson Gay's Prime Vanished Amid Injuries And Will We Seem Him In London 2012? Interesting stat: At 28 years old, Gay has raced 239 races (103 of them 100s) totaling 28,900 meters in distance.
- Tyson Gay Could Still Be Chosen For Worlds 4 X 100 Team If He Recovers In Time
LRC Men's 10,000m: Galen Rupp Closes Out Matt Tegenkamp With 1:52.5 Final 800m The men's 10,000m may have become a men's 1,000m on Thursday night, but we're
not sure how the
outcome could have been any different as Galen Rupp, sporting a black mask for much of the race, closed in an incredible 1:52.5 to defeat Matt Tegenkamp - yes, that Matt Tegenkamp, who doesn't run the 10k. American record holder Chris Solinsky did not run and he'll face Bernard Lagat AND Galen Rupp today in a stellar 5,000m. Recap, analysis, video interviews.
*Nike Might Need A Slogan For Galen Rupp's Mask Oregonian
*Rupp On Walking Around Eugene With Mask: "Whenever I went into a store, it looked like I was going to rob them." Apparently he wears it traveling to and around before the race as well; not just during it.
More Thursday Coverage:
LRC Thursday's 1,500m Heats: 2011 US Leader Russell Brown Bows Out Erin Donohue went out on the women's side, but the big news was US leader Russell Brown going out on the men's side. Everyone associated with Oregon looked great, including a super-psyched Andrew Wheating. Recap, interviews, and more for men's and women's 1,500 and men's steeple.
LRC: 800m Round 1 Goes According To Form KD gave the interview of the afternoon, talking about running rounds, the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, Dirk Nowitzki and choo-choo trains all in four-and-a-half minutes.
LRC Legend Yuki Kawauchi Pushes Too Hard, Does He Have Congenital Analgesia?
Yuki Kawauchi Taken To Hospital After Suffering Heat Stroke Just Before Finish Of 50k Ultra He led the whole way before getting to the last km, where he "fell repeatedly before finally losing consciousness with 600m to go." Most people can't push themselves to the absolute limit like this, but Yuki Kawauchi always does, as he says he usually ends up in the medical tent after marathons.
News In The US
- Kenya's Christopher Kipyego Overcomes Finish Line Blunder To Win Grandma's Marathon By 0.20 Seconds, The Closest Finish In The Race's History He won in 2:12:16 after he stopped 60m before the line, mistaking a timing mat for the finish, and had to sprint to beat out Ethiopia's Teklu Deneke.
- Ethiopian Runners In The US Closing The Gap With Those Training Back Home
- Chaunte Lowe High Jumping At Nationals, Hoping To Make Worlds, 11.5 Weeks After Giving Birth, While Still Breast Feeding
- Details On FSU's Ngonidzashe Makusha's Turn To Pro After winning the NCAA 100 with a record 9.89 (and winning the long jump), he has decided to go pro, not able to pass up the six-figure salary he can use to help his family back home in Zimbabwe.
- In Honor Of Father's Day, Top Female Athletes, Including Deena Kastor, Tell How Their Dads Helped Them Excel In Sports Deena Drossin Kastor: "They say track and field is an individual sport, but my dad has been my greatest teammate for the past 27 years."
Does Moses Mosop's 30K WR Bring The 2:02 Marathon Any Nearer? www.sportsscientists.com
2 Weeks In Review
LRC Week That Was: adidas, NCAAs, (And Pre) And Some Thoughts On USATFs We're a little late with our week in review, but it's worth the wait as we have some early thoughts on next week's USATF championships, we ponder whether Lukas Verzbicas' sub-four was the top high school performance last weekend, we have 5 thoughts on the adidas and NCAAs meets, and we call out the Prefontaine Classic meet for letting Justin Gatlin run but banning his ex-masseur. Plus quotes of the week and a photo of the week. Updated with 2011 Worlds qualifying info.
Tragic News: Tim Danielson (Sub-4 Runner In HS) Allegedly Kills Wife/Survives Suicide Attempt LetsRun.com has learned that Tim Danielson, the 2nd US high school runner to go sub-4 in the mile, has allegedly killed his wife as part of a murder-suicide attempt that wasn't completed, as the authorities got to Danielson before he had killed himself. *Update: Danielson Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder
2011 NCAAs *Final Results (PDF) *Event-By-Event Results *Quotes From Event Winners And Big Players *Photos
Saturday: Chelanga Ends His
Career In Style, Centro Outkicks Ulrey, Reid Wins Again, Coburn Comes Through & Both Meets Come Down To The 4 X 400, As Texas A&M Three-Peats (Times 2) The final day of the 2011 NCAA outdoor track and field championships was simply incredible. Teamwise, Texas A&M used thrilling victories in the 4 x 400 to capture the
men's and women's titles for an unprecedented
third year in a row by the narrowest
of margins. As for the individual action, the triple jumpers got a standing ovation, as Christian Taylor and Will Claye waged an epic battle that saw Claye jump 57'9.75" and lose, there was a 19.99w in the 200, and Jessica Beard had the fastest split in NCAA women's history (49.14). But we know the LRC nation cares most about the mid-d and distance action, where Matt Centrowitz blitzed a 53.38 last 400 to win the 1,500 over Dorian Ulrey
celebrating with a throat slit, Sheila Reid reigned supreme again over Jordan Hasay, who struggled home 8th, Emma Coburn came through as expected, and then Sammy Chelanga proved the doubters (including us) wrong with a sensational victory in the 5,000 to cap a magnificent career with style. We recap that all plus talk to Centro about starting a Centro nation.
Friday: Robby Andrews 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. If you don't know the results, click on that link, as you can watch the race in the article.
*The Science Of Sport Takes A Look At The Different Pacing Strategies During The Men's 800 Final And Which Was Optimal They also talk about Caster Semenya and ask an interesting/crazy question: Is she losing on purpose?
LRC Day 3 Recap: What A Day!!! An Unreal Men's 800, 3 Titans Clash At 10k, A Repeat Champion In The Seeple And Sheila Reid Vs. Jordan Hasay Round 1 Friday night certainly was one to remember for a long, long time, as an incredible men's 800 field more than lived up to the hype and delivered a truly epic final and three titans clashed in the men's 10,000. Also, Sheila Reid vs. Jordan Hasay Round 1 in a great and fast women's 5,000 final and a repeat champion in the men's steeple. Plus, let us introduce you to Abbey D'Agostino.
More Day 3: *A Must Read: Charles Jock Overcomes Father's Death & Journey From Africa To 800m Stardom As a 3-year-old, Jock had to walk hundreds of miles to get out of Africa. Then his beloved father passed away in 2005. See how those experiences have made him into the stud that he is today.
*AP Recap Of Day 3
*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.
LRC 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.
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?)
2011 Pre Classic *Results *Friday Photos *Saturday Photos *Post-Race LRC Interviews *LRC Recaps: *Saturday *Friday 30k WR *Friday 10k/5k
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
at the Prefontaine 30,000m. Not only did
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.
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
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.
Other Nationals From This Weekend
Canada: Dylan Armstrong Breaks Canadian Record In Shot Put
*Sheila Reid Wins Canadian 1,500 National Title
*Results Michigan Alums Nate Brannen (1,500) and Andrew Ellerton (800) got national titles.
Bahamas: Demetrius Pinder Of Texas A&M 44.78 400m, Donald Thomas 2.32 High Jump
Italy: World Silver Medallist Andrew Howe May Abandon Long Jump For Sprints
In Case You Missed It In Jamaica: Asafa Powell Got The 100 Win Over Yohan Blake And Mullings and Kenia Sinclair Got The 800/1,500 Double (Final Day Recap)
More USATF Nationals *Men 10k Recap *W10k Recap *M5k *W5k *W1500 *M1500 *Interviews *10k Photo Gallery
800m: Alysia Goes Wire-To-Wire
updated Montano dominated the strong field, as she won wire-to-wire, with 5 women going sub-2:00. Maggie Vessey was sub-1:59 in second and former US champ Alice Schmidt
was third. Recap, anlaysis, race video, results, and post-race comments from athletes.
Women's Steeple: LRC Emma Coburn Wins, Stephanie Garcia Falls, And Hey Delilah Goes To Korea In the women's steeple NCAA champion Emma Coburn got the win over Bridget Franek, as UVA's Stephanie Garcia fell in the last water jump and Delilah DiCrescenzo of "Hey There, Delilah" fame got the final Worlds spot. Plus we talked to legendary coach Frank Gagliano - coach of Delilah - who drives 75 miles twice a week and picks up his athletes in NYC and takes them to practice.
In other action, Walter Dix won the 200m, Jeshua Anderson won a thrilling men's 400m hurdles, Kellie Wells won the 110 hurdles in a world leader, Shalonda Solomon won the 200m, Adam Nelson went big in the shot put, and Jesse Williams set a meet record in the high jump. More coverage of note:
- Adam Nelson Throws Far In Shot And Dreams Of World Record And Olympic Gold He revealed in this interview that he almost quit the sport in 2004.
- Lolo Jones Fails To Qualify For 110 Hurdles Final She said this might have been her last race this summer.
- Andrew Wheating, Jeremy Wariner Take Different Roads To U.S. team SI. com
- Washington Post Article On Centro Jr Stunning Bernard Lagat In 1,500
- WP: There Will Be No Gay At Worlds, But Usain Bolt Will Face Walter Dix Twice In The 100 & 200
- 3-Time NCAA Champ Jeshua Anderson Gets Surprise Win Over Bershawn "Batman" Jackson In 400 Hurdles
- Sprinters At US Champs Angered By Inconsistent False Start Rule And Being Held In Blocks Too Long By Starters
LRC Women's 1,500m: The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat Christin Wurth-Thomas missed the World Championships by .01 in the most agonizing way possible.
She led for 1,400m and then completely ran out of steam in the last 100m, as Morgan Uceny dominated the star-studded field for the win with Jenny Simpson and an emotional
booking their tickets to Daegu.
Recap, results, video, and interview.
*Allyson Felix Wins 400 Comfortably To Complete US Title Hat Trick (100, 200, 400) She says she could run 4 events at Worlds (200, 400, 4 x 1, 4 x 4). NCAA runner-up Tony McQuay got the surprise win over former Olympic champ Jeremy Wariner in the 400m. David Oliver won the 110m hurdles, but two-time former Olympic silver medallist Terrence Trammell failed to make the top 3. Also disappointing for the US, former world champ and current world leader Brad Walker no-heighted in the pole vault and will not make the WC team.
*Olympic Gold Medallist Bryan Clay Says It's Still "Likely" That He Will Go To Worlds Even Though He Withdrew From US Champs
Covering The Field Events Like No One Else:
*Ashton Eaton Sets PR With Decathlon Win, Olympic Gold Medallist Bryan Clay Falls In 110 Hurdles And Doesn't Finish The Meet Eaton's PR put him 5th all-time in the US and was the best score in the world since 2009. Clay may still be able to go to Worlds on an appeal if 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishers don't get the "A" standard, as Clay does have it.
*IAAF: Michelle Carter Wins Epic Shot Put Battle By 1 Centimeter
LRC Women's 5,000m: Molly Huddle Impresses, Hastings And Bizzarri Continue The Mammoth Mojo Molly Huddle performed like an American record-holding heavy favorite by putting on an exhibition the last two laps to win her first outdoor title. Training partners Amy Hastings (2:27 marathon in March) and Angela Bizzarri both set PRs and continued their huge improvement at 5,000m. Recap, results, interviews, race video.
- COACH CANOVA TALKS ABOUT TRAINING AND THE TWO-HOUR MARATHON "The world record in the marathon can be beaten several times in the next years."
- Back Injury Made Paula Radcliffe's First Race Back A Disaster, But She Is Feeling Better, Looking Forward To Berlin Says the only thing she can't do right now is speed work on the track because the turns hurt her back, but she can do marathon training on the roads. She also mentioned that she plans to continue her running career after London 2012.
- After NY Loss, Blanka Vlašić Rebounds With A World-Leading 2m Jump
- Slovenia's Sprinter Merlene Ottey Trying To Qualify For Her 9th Worlds & 8th Olympic Games At Age Of 52 She is the only athlete to have competed in 7 Olympic Games, with her her first in 1980.
America Isn't the Only Country In The World
- Asafa Powell Wins Close 100m At Jamaica Trials Asafa Powell won into the wind 10.08 seconds with Yohan Blake 2nd in 10.09 and Steve Mullings 3rd in 10.10.
- He's Back: David Rudisha Posts Fastest Time This Season In 1:43.46 In Return From Injury
- She's Back: Paula Radcliffe To Run Berlin Marathon This September Her main competition will be two-time London winner Irina Mikitenko.
- UK Really Coming Down Hard On Dopers They won't even let Dwain Chambers buy tickets to the Olympics.
LRC Women's 10,000m: Shalane Flanagan Goes Wire-To-Wire Over Kara Goucher And Field Shalane Flanagan wasted no time in showing the field
who was boss, as she opened up a lead on lap 1 she would never relinquish, although Kara Goucher stayed close throughout. Goucher had another impressive run post-pregnancy and is super-excited to be away from the
marathon and running track. Jen
Rhines got another WC team spot, while Desiree Davila continued her fine 2011 with a huge PR in 4th and Magdalena Boulet also had a big PR. Recap, analysis, interviews, results.
*WP: Kara Goucher Admits That The Marathon Might Not Be Her Event Right Now
- Jeremy Wariner Has Promised Himself A Ferrari 458 Italia If He Breaks Michael Johnson's 12-Year-Old 400m WR
- Tyson Gay Overcomes Sore Hip To Advance In 100m
- Nice Article On The Late Former U.S. Marathon Champ Ric Sayre He was a 5-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.
- Wilson Kipsang Will Return For This Year's Frankfurt Marathon He won last year's in 2:04:57 and says he thinks he can get the WR on the Frankfurt course.
- Ed Whitlock Breaks Two WRs At Canadian Masters Champs Broke the 25-year-old 10k record by 1:30 in 42:59 and bettered his own 5k record in 20:58. The M80 mile record is 7:09 and Ed averaged 6:55/mile for his 10k!
LRC 2011 USATF Men's 1,500m Preview: The "Unbeatable" Andrew Wheating Takes On A Stellar Field Wheating will have his hands full with a field that
sub-3:50 milers (equivalent). Can Leo Manzano and/or Lopez Lomong turn it around? Does Russell Brown or Centro Jr. have a shot? We're not allowed to mention David Torrence.
Plus brief men's steeple preview.
Your USATF Nationals Predictions We've got your top 3 in each event from our world-famous $20,011 Prediction Contest.
Good News: USATF Says No Board Members Are Candidates For CEO Position And That Was The Situation At The Beginning Of The Search It wasn't the case in the middle of the search.
*Philip Hersh Takes A Look At Scenarios In USATF Board's
Thoroughness To Find A CEO
May 23rd Flashback: Steve Miller, USATF Search Head: "Very Possible" That Stephanie Hightower Could Become CEO
Agent Ray Flynn To Be Director Of Meet Formerly Known As Millrose Games When Millrose as we know it was was cancelled, we were surprised by Ray's comments in the official Millrose press release: "I am excited that the Millrose Games will be moving to the Armory."Those comments are no longer surprising. PS - The meet wants you to believe that pushing the meet back two weeks will help athletes prepare better for the London Olympics, which will be nearly 7 months away.
Previous USATF News
LRC: USATF Declarations: Wheating In 1,500 Only, Lagat Doing Double, The Rupp-Solinsky Rivalry We take a look at who's running what and discuss the Chris Solinsky-Galen Rupp rivalry and wonder whether Solinsky is actually running the 10,000m or just trying to get some payback on Galen and Alberto. We'll have our previews starting tomorrow. Latest USATF news of note:
- Allyson Felix To Run 400 At USAs, Has Bye Into Worlds 200m, May Double At Worlds
- Eugene Register Guard Takes A Look At "A" And "B" Standards And Qualifying For Worlds The rules have changed once again and are not fan-friendly. This year, if there are multiple qualifiers for Worlds in an event, 1 can be a "B" qualifier.
- After 2009 Letdown At US Champs, 2011 Champs Are Being Scaled Back In Eugene No luxury suites, no "fan fest."
Wind Or No Wind - 2:03:06 Is His Slowest Marathon
Moses Mosop And His 2:03:06 To Run 2011 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Moses and famed coach Renato Canova toured the Chicago course and liked what they saw.
- Usain Bolt Not Running Jamaican Trials This Weekend He's got a bye into Worlds.
- Dathan Ritzenhein Blogs About His Relgious Faith
- Phoenix XC Coach Who Had Lived In US Illegally For 2 Decades Since He Was 15 Is Deported
- Gina Kolata Of NY Times Takes A Look At 10% Mileage Increase Rule
Webb Coaching Search Over
Alan Webb Moving Back To Virginia To Be Coached By Jason Vigilante We posted this on our home page two months ago when Steve Nearman wrote an article disclosing this information. However, both Webb's wife and agent denied that this was true, so Nearman deserves credit for sticking to his article, saying, "I stand by my story and I stand by my sources." *MB: Webb to be coached by Vig
Coaching Issues, Lack Of Support Have Led To Olympic 800m Champ Pamela Jelimo's Fall In one season, she won the US$1 million IAAF Golden League jackpot, set the world junior record (1:54:01), remained unbeaten in 13 races and became the first Kenyan female athlete to win Olympic gold in Beijing. Now 3 years later, she is getting last place in the Pre Classic 800 and no one knows if she will get back to the top. Some of have speculated her case may be similar to Caster Semenya's.
New Balance High School Nationals Older News *Meet Website/Stream *Results
- !!! 9:54.22 !!! AISLING CUFFE NATIONAL RECORD
- DyeStat Highlights: 7:28.75 NR For Long Beach Poly Boys 4 X 8 With a 1:47.71 anchor for Myles Andrews.
- Two Records Fall At New Balance Nationals Wesley Frazier set national soph. record in 5k at 16:24.83 while Edward Cheserek broke meet record with a solo 14:25.74. *Edward Cheserek And Wesley Frazier Win 5,000s
- New Balance Outdoor Championships Highlight Videos
- ArmoryTrack.com Splitting With MileSplit
adidas GP *Results *Dream Mile Video *Lukas V Photo Gallery #1, Photo Gallery #2
Steve Mullings Edges Tyson Gay, Bernard Lagat Outkicked In 5k, Allyson Felix Wins 200 In the 100, Tyson Gay was slow out of the blocks, made up the ground, but then mistimed his lean,
losing to Steve Mullings, who clocked an identical 10.26 time with a strong headwind. In the 5k, Dejen Gebremeskel held
off a late surge from Bernard Lagat to win in 13:05.22, only .24 ahead of Lagat. Tariku Bekele was 3rd in 13:06.06. The 800 saw late entry Alfred Yego winning in 1:46.57 with World Champ Mbulaeni Mulaudzi in 2nd (1:46.68) and Boaz Lalang in 3rd (1:46.75). Abubaker Kaki dropped out with a hamstring issue. Jeremy Wariner wins close 400. Blanka Vlašić's 9-meet Diamond League winning streak ends. American David Torrence won the 1500m over Nick
Willis as Olympians Lopez Lomong and Leo Manzano struggled.
*LRC Lukas Verzbicas Breaks Four The Dream Mile saw 4 high schoolers at 4:03 or better, as LV became only the 5th HSer to ever break 4 in the mile. LV: "At 600 meters to go, I thought sub-4 was off the table, but I still had a race to win. I wasn't about to give up." MB: LV 3:59.72!!!!!! *Lukas V Photo Gallery #1, Photo Gallery #2
Sammy Wanjiru Can Finally Rest In Peace *Funeral In Photos
*Wanjiru Gets 21 Gun Salute At Funeral
*1000s Attend Funeral As Wanjiru Is Burried In Kenya Many top Kenyan runners attended, including 3k WR holder Daniel Komen, former women's marathon World Champ Catherine Ndereba and former 5k World Champ Benjamin Limo. However, conspicuously absent was Hannah Wanjiru, his mother.
*Samuel Wanjiru's Final Journey
*Sammy Wanjiru's Death Turned Into Tabloid Fodder
Oslo Diamond League *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
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.
- Bolt On Rome: "I was so nervous. I got a bad start and then kind of started to panic."
- The Guardian: Five things we learned from the Rome Diamond League meeting
- On The Boards: Khadevis Robinson beats start studded Rome 800m field to win in 1:45.10
- Allyson Felix Defeats Sanya Richards Ross In 400 In Rome AP
- IAAF Recap Of Rome Golden Gala Meet
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
- Recommended Read #1 NY Times: 40 Years Ago, Track Was At The "Front And Center" Of America's Consciousness, But Today We Are Indifferent (& Millrose's Move Proves It) 40 years ago, the US public was very much into the Dream Mile rivalry of Marty Liquori and Jim Ryun. "Forty years on, it's hard to imagine the average American giving a second thought to any track rivalry, never mind debating it on sports radio. That is probably why the move by Millrose, uptown and perhaps into obscurity, has been met with barely a shrug. It deserves better."
- Recommended Read #2 The 40th Anniversary Of The Dream Mile Between Marty Liquori & Jim Ryun Passes With Hardly A Whisper From The Media A couple of good quotes from Liquori: "I guess, as they say, things were a lot different in those days. There was no ESPN. Everyone watched the same events. It was a very focused thing for the nation to see that race. The buildup had been coming for two years ..." "Perhaps the thing that made it so unusual is sometimes big rivalries rarely live up to the buildup. They just don't pan out. But the two of us separated ourselves and literally sprinted almost all-out from 600 yards out."
"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
Nick Symmonds Shows He's #1 (International Visitors Click Here)
Alysia Montano Goes Wire-To-Wire
Men's 1,500m: Centro Jr. Turns Back Lagat With Ease (More Here)
Thrill Of Victory For Morgan Uceny, Agony Of Defeat For Christin Wurth-Thomas (More Here)
Christin Wurth-Thomas On The Agony Of Defeat
Centro Jr. - The Champ
Molly Huddle Gets US Title #1 (More Here)
Chris Solinsky Talks To The Message Board Doubters
Tegenkamp Admits To Running The 10,000m Just To Ruin The LRC Prediction Contest
She May Not Have Won, But She's Back
In 4:30, KD Discusses His 800m Heat, Choo-Choo Trains, Being A Father, The Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki And The Miami Heat
A Must-Watch (We're Not Sure How We Missed This) - Sammy Wanjiru's Mom Theatens Others With A Machete 2 Weeks Ago (More Here)
New adidas GP Photo Gallery
Train Smarter (More In The Training Forum)
- Lydiard vs magill vs malmo for summer cross country training
- Couple questions about summer training?
- Peter Snell Interview and his thoughts on Lydiard training
- Sprinter to Distance : My quest to run sub 2
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.
Train Smarter (More In Our Training Forum)
- Questions about Summer of Malmo
- SHORT REST INTERVAL TRAINING WITH DANNY HENDERSON 1983-1984
- Summary of Renato Canova principles
- Staying motivated when you want to stop
- 2 long runs + 2 workouts a week
- Workout Heroes vs. Workout Zeros
Boston *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)
- Wow, Lydiard training seems ridiculously hard
- best marathon improvement after age 40?
- How does "strength" differ from "speed" and "endurance" as a runner?
- "A runner needs a LT run every 2 to 5 days in order to not lose any aerobic ability."
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