Many LRC Fans May Get Their Wish

"In Boston I functioned as the pacemaker,

"It will be nice for me not to function as the rabbit this year, but to tuck in and enjoy the ride.  I love to run fast.  It would be icing on the cake to get the official American record on the course."

- 2:04 marathoner* Ryan Hall talking in a teleconference where he explained his rationale for running the 2011 edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon - just 14 weeks before the 2011 US Olympic Trials - and talked about new race tactics he'll try out in Chicago.

David Monti Takes A Look At Morgan Uceny's Rise To The Top Of The 1,500 Ranks The daughter of a brick-layer and bus driver knows a thing or two about hard work. She gives a lot of credit to her training partner Anna Pierce for her rise as well as her coach.

Ryan Hall Teleconference Highlights
Ryan Hall Sees BOA Chicago Marathon To Olympic Trials 14-Week Gap As Ideal
Hall also sounds like he's tired of being the rabbit: "In Boston I functioned as the pacemaker."

Rojo Gets Props In A Brief Chat With Sage Canaday What other college coach would let his athlete run a marathon in college and run the Trials the week before he qualified for NCAAs in cross? Canaday has now gone on to 2:16:52 and to write a book Running With The Hansons.

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Ryan To Run Chicago

Ryan Hall To Run Chicago Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune has broken the news that Hall will run this year's Bank of America Chicago Marathon and take on Boston runner-up Moses Mosop. Three months later, Ryan will run the Olympic Marathon Trials. The appearance fee of Ryan is so high that the Chicago/Trials double makes a lot of cents sense.
*Lornah Kiplagat To Run Amsterdam Marathon In October

Worlds Are Coming Soon ... And LRC Will Be There

Not Your Normal Boring Reads

Geoffrey Mutai Wins In Castelbuono He ran 29:05 to finish over a minute ahead of NYC Marathon champ Gebre Gebremariam in 2nd (30:13) and Mathew Kisorio 3rd (30:14). London Marathon champ Emmanuel Mutai finished sixth in 30:48 and Ryan Hall was supposed to race this, but his blog says he's currently in Switzerland.
*Highlights Video
*Top 10 Results

Upcoming: Gebre Gebremariam Returning To Defend Title At Beach To Beacon 10k Sam Chelanga will also be in the field. US marathon record holder Deena Kastor and twice Olympic silver medallist Catherine Ndereba in women's field.

World Champs News

Stockholm Diamond League Is Friday

Provisional Entry Lists For Stockholm DL The women's 5k will have a good match-up between OTC's Sally Kipyego, Vivian Cheruiyot, Shalane Flanagan, and Viola Kibiwot. In the men's 1,500, Silas Kiplagat, Asbel Kiprop and Nick Willis vs. US runners Russell Brown, Andrew Wheating, Lopez Lomong, Will Leer, Leo Manzano and David Torrence. The women's 800 has Caster Semenya, Morgan Uceny and Kenia Sinclair. 3k steeple: Paul Koech (guy Brimin Kipruto needs to thank for almost getting him the WR) headlines field that includes US's Dan Huling and Kyle Alcorn.
*Carmelita Jeter Wants To Break Stadium Record At Stockholm The record is 10.90 set by Irina Privalova in 1994 and if she breaks it, she'll win a 1-carat diamond worth $10,000.

*HEPS XC Champs Moved From VCP To Princeton Due to the ongoing construction, Heps will be held at somewhere other than Van Cortlandt Park for just the 3rd time in the 72-year history of the meet.
*NCAA Now Requiring Schools To Monitor Social Media There is a company that will "flag" all rostered athletes' names so that the athletic department can follow them and be notified about what they say.

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DN Galan Stockholm Diamond League Is Friday *Timetable

LRC DN Galan Preview: Merritt Returns, Asbel Kiprop & Silas Kiplagat Clash, And A Great Women's 800 And 5,000 Usain Bolt will race the clock in the 200, but the big story of the meet may be the return to action from his ExtenZe male-enhancement related drug ban for LaShawn Merritt. In the men's 1,500, Kenya's the world's best in Asbel Kiprop and Silas Kiplagat will duel in a race that contains a ton of Americans. 10 women who have run 1:58 this year will clash in the women's 800, including US champ Alysia Montano and Caster Semenya, as well as the women who was the top middle-distance runner on the year before getting injured - Kenia Sinclair. In the women's 5,000, 2011 Kenyan champ Sylvia Kibet will try to hand the best women's distance runner in the world in 2011, Vivian Cheruiyot, her first loss of the season on the track in a race that will feature another American record attempt by Shalane Flanagan. Plus Paul Kipsiele Koech and two Americans in the steeple. We break it all down for you - even the B heats that feature Nate Brannen, Molly Beckwith and Will Leer.
Thursday Shot Put: On Comeback Trail From Feb. Surgery, Cantwell (21.70) Wins Shot Put In City Centre He'll try to defend his world title next month. Valerie Adams (20.57) won the women's.
*IAAF Preview: Bolt Wants 1st Victory in Stockholm and MJ's Stadium Record (19.77)The Robles vs. Oliver hurdle matchup is off as Robles is injured. *AP Preview: Bolt Wants To Win - Merritt Returns *BBC Preview
*Despite Struggling So Far in Comeback, Yelena Isinbayeva Declares, “I am still the best vaulter in the world… nothing has changed” We'll find out on Friday if that's true as the women's pv is great and features the world indoor champ as well as the outdoor world leader plus Isinbayeva.*
*High-Class Women's 800m On Tap In Stockholm

Athletics Kenya Grows A Brain

Athletics Kenya Now is Letting World Championship Team Members Race In Europe
AK Head: “We have noticed that our athletes have become more professional in how they are competing and are using these races to maintain their form. This is very good for our country and that is why we allowed them to enter these events."

2011 Aviva World Trials Take Place This Weekend in Britain *Meet Website

News Coming Out Of Europe

Injuries, Injuries

Week In Review

LRC Week That Was: American Men's Medal Chances In Daegu With less than a month until Worlds, in our weekly look at the world of track and field we look at the American men's distance medal chances in Daegu. And while our beloved Menjo won't be in Daegu, he is in the news. Plus we've got some football talk from Florida coach Will Muschamp, a Brit celebrating July 4th, and Alberto on old school and new school training.

US News

Professor Attributes Jamaica's Wealth Of Fast Sprinters To A Diet Of "Yam And Bananas"

Russian Vera Sokolova's 20K Race Walking WR Ratified By The IAAF In related news, Guinness World Records ratifies records for largest tonsils removed and most nails filed in 8 hours.

The Olympics Are 1 Year Away *NBC Video

US News

International News/Results

Last Updates From Junior Meets:

Pan Am:
IAAF Recap: US Dominates With 53 Medals
*US Wins 4 More Golds On Final Day Of Pan Am Juniors: Immanuel Hutchinson Wins 800 In 1:49.04
*Recap Of Jamaica's Performances

Euro Juniors:
IAAF Recap: Angelica Bengtsson Breaks Yelena Isinbayenva's Pole Vault Meet Record With 4.57m

Top Weekend Action

Russian Champs: Two Russians Led By Yekaterina Martynova Run 4:01 In 1,500 IAAF Martynova's 4:01.68 was nearly a 3-second PR. Two men ran 3:36 in the 1,500.
*Day 3 Russian Champs Recap World record holder and 2008 Olympic steeple champion Gulnara Galkina-Samitova, who is on the way back after maternity leave, was 4th in 9:32.07.
*Athletics Weekly Of Entire Russian Champs Drug chat Anastasiya Kapachinskaya ran 49.35.

World Military Games: Recap - Kenyans Excel A couple of real Kenyan studs showed up, including Mark Kiptoo, who was 4th at the Kenyan trials in the 5,000, and Lausanne 5k winner Vincent Chepkok. They both ran 13:06.

Barcelona: IAAF Recap: Spain's Kevin López Wins 800 In 1:44.49 As US's Tyler Mulder Gets 3rd In 1:44.83 Stuff many people missed in the results included Zerseney Tadese's 5+ second win in the 5000 in 12:59 as well as Leo Manzano 1:45.52, Lopez Lomong 3:33.59, Russell Brown 3:36.34, and Adrian Blincoe with A standard of 13:18.27. Yesterday, we mentioned Ben Bruce 8:19 Steeple, AJ Acosta 3:38 1,500m B Win, Ohuruogo 51.49, Hannah England 4:01 1,500, Geena Gall 2:01.

Pan Ams Jrs: *Results
Day 3 Recap - More Domination Of Weak Distance Events By US Athletes

Day 2 Recap
Parker Stinson got gold in the 10,000.
Day 1 Recap US Results: Omar Kaddurah Wins 1,500m With 56 Last Lap
DyeStat Coverage *Milesplit Coverage

European Juniors:
2011 Meet Concludes
*Ireland's Ciara Mageean Wins Silver After 1,500 After Trying To Win From Front
*Fairy Tale Ending - Host Estonia Wins One Medal - Gold - On Last Throw Of Javelin

German Champs:
Day 1 Recap

Science Of Sport Guys Making News

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