LRC How Rudisha's Night Was Almost Ruined David Rudisha is now safely in the record annals as a world champion, but a little-noticed collision almost cost him his shoe and the title. We've got the photo evidence to prove it and virtually unanimous WR predictions from his rivals. Also: Oscar P and RSA are set to vie for a 4x4 medal, while Kenya's 4x4 sprinters heroically made the final ahead of medal favorites Bahamas... but will Rudisha be running in the final? We asked Kenya's top sprinter.

If Only Things Worked Like This In America - GBR Will You Take The USA Back Please?
British Broadcaster Dumps Main Television Host of Worlds After It Receives Hundreds Of Complaints Meanwhile in America......'s Promotion Of Blake's Flinch Continues To Go Viral Worldwide

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Schedule For US Fans *Results *LRC Videos From Daegu *LRC Photos From Daegu *LRC Worlds Page *IAAF Event-By-Event Reports *TV Sched. For US *Monday Yahoo Photos
Day 4 Is In The Books *Athletics Weekly Recap *IAAF Day 4 Recap

800m Final LRC David Rudisha Gets The World Title He Deserves, Nick Symmonds Comes Up Short Rudisha had been undefeated in every race since the last World Championships and on Tuesday he won the one race he hadn't won in two years - the World Championships. American Nick Symmonds was in medal contention but came home in fifth and the American medal drought continues at 800m.
More On The Boards: Mens 800 Final
Nick Symmonds Post-Race Comments

Non-Mid-D Action

Roll Tide: 18-Year-Old Wunderkind Kirani James Adds World Crown To Two NCAA Titles Afterwards, he declares, "(Usain Bolt) he can't be Kirani James." Watch out or he'll move up to the 400.
*IAAF: Rivalry with Kaki inspires Rudisha to be the best
*Brit Dai Greene Might Be Poised For World 400H Title He had the 2nd fastest qualifying time for the final.

Murer Wins Pole Vault - Is She Track Newest Star? *Suhr Gets 4th
*Isinbayeva Fails To Medal As Well - Is The Latest Victim Of The IAAF Cover Curse If you show up on the cover, you are doomed.

*Robles: "Being Cuban cost me hurdles gold medal."

Multi: *Ennis Settles For Silver
Poor Javelin Hurts Ennis Some are saying it "cost" her the title, but in reality, she'd have had to get a PR to win.

Monday: LRC Lots Of Sprint Intrigue: WR Holder Dayron Robles Goes From Gold To Zilch, Allyson Felix Upended By Botswanan,  Pistorius Has Chance But Fades Good thing there was no distance action Monday night, as we wouldn't have had time to recap all the sprint/field event action. A DQ in the hurdles that gave Jason Richardson the unexpected World title, Allyson Felix got a PR but lost, and Oscar P fizzled out. Plus an unexpected medal in the shot for an American, a thrilling pole vault and, oh yeah, the 100m women's final, where HSI got its 2nd gold of the night.
More From Employee #1: *Liu Xiang Recounts Telling Dayon Robles He Was DQed
*Oscar P And Brett Favre And The Mechanical Arm
*American 400m Running At A Low Point?
*IAAF Day 3 Recap *Athletics Weekly

Bekele Pulls Out Of Men's 5,000 Jos Hermens his agent calls Daegu a "wake-up call" for Bekele, who may run in Brussels on Sept. 16.

Men's 10,000m: LRC Ibrahim Jeilan, A Guy You've Never Heard Of, Stuns The World In Men's 10,000m
The men's 10,000m was a total shocker as Ibrahim Jeilan, a former World Junior champion who was passed over by the Ethiopian team on two occasions and had to go to Japan to keep his running career alive, shocked the world's best distance runner Mo Farah in a great duel over the final 100m, as Farah apparently kicked too hard, too soon. Galen Rupp was 7th and the great Kenenisa Bekele dropped out, losing his first 10,000m ever. *Post-Race Interviews With Rupp, Bekele, Tegenkamp And Bauhs
*Quick Men's 10,000m Photos
*Japanese Coach Is Pleased With Jeilan's Victory
*Talk About Honesty
Farah Thought He Had It: "To tell you the truth, with 300 metres to go I thought I had the race." On the ultimate winner, "I didn't have a clue about the guy."

On The Boards: *
10,000M live update thread *W(ho)TF is Ibrahim Jeilan?!?! *What happened to Tegenkamp? *Usain Bolt false start
Excellent Analysis:
Rojo Blogs From The Couch About Daegu - 6 Quick Thoughts About The Men's 10,000, Men's 100m And Men's 800

David Rudisha, Abubaker Kaki And Nick Symmonds All Advance To 800m Final Kaki did it the hard way by getting in on time, but Rudisha looked great and Symmonds put on a performance that shows he is medal worthy. The final is Tuesday.
Post-Race Interviews With Symmonds And KD

Sunday 1,500m Round 1: All 3 American Advance As Fall Shakes Up Round 1
 Morgan Uceny, Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson all made the semifinal and Rowbury can thank a fall in the final 50 meters of her heat for advancing by .02 to the semi. Recap and post-race reaction from the Americans and Kiwi Niki Hamblin.
Dobriskey Stunned As She Bombs Out

Rojo Blogs From The Couch About Daegu - 6 Quick Thoughts About The Men's 10,000, Men's 100m And Men's 800

While Waiting For Day 2 To Start:
Rojo Blogs From The Couch About Daegu Not everyone at LRC headquarters is fortunate enough to get to go to Korea and Rojo gets started by taking his anger out by ranting on the TV production. He then introduces the world to Mohamed Aman and provides proof that Ashton Eaton is a fan of Sally Kipyego.
More From LRC:

*Men's 800 Semis - Who Got The Worst Draw?

*LetsRun Nation Is Picking Galen Rupp To Finish 5th - Give Your Final Predictions Here
*Wejo: Today's Sign Of The Apocalypse: My Wife Just Emailed Me: "keep me updated on the pistorius news."

LRC Kenya's Heavenly Day 1 Ends With Perfection! Vivian Cheruiyot Leads Kenyans To 1-2-3-4 Domination Of Women's 10,000 The much-anticipated battle between the undefeated Meseret Defar and Vivian Cheruiyot never materialized as Defar fell off and then dropped out, but Cheruiyot did come through as expected. The Oregon track club's Sally Kipyego got the silver as the Kenyan women's day went from incredible to heavenly, as they followed up near perfection in the marathon with total perfection in the 10,000. The American women struggled, as Shalane Flanagan was 7th and Kara Goucher was lapped. Jen Rhines was 9th.
*LRC Video Reaction From Cheruiyot, Kipyego, Flanagan And Goucher

LRC Recap
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Saturday's Action Underway: Edna Kiplagat Survives Fall, Leads Kenya To 1-2-3 Sweep In Marathon To Start Worlds
Kiplagat has shot to the top of the world marathon ranks in the last two years (New York champ last year, 2:20 for 3rd in London) and she backed it up with an impressive win despite falling at a water station in the final 10km. Priscah Jeptoo was second and Sharon Cherop third. Tera Moody - just months removed from 3 surgeries - was the first American (interview here) in 17th and Kathy Newberry was 30th (interview here).
*LRC Post-Race Comments From Kiplagat *IAAF: Patience and family support key to Kiplagat's Rise
On The Boards: women's marathon play by play

Non-Distance News From Worlds

Previous WChamps News

World's Thursday Action *Results *Special Worlds Only LRC Forum*Thursday AM Post Race Interviews

LRC: Men's 5000 Round 1 Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp and The Expected Favorites Advance Plus Alistair Cragg and Jake Robertson A good day for all the favorites as they advanced including Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp. Plus, LRC cult hero Jake Robertson got knocked down and out of the final and made no excuses before the Kiwis petitioned and got him into the final.
*Post Race Reaction from Lagat, Rupp, Bumbalough, Cragg and Robertson
On the boards: Men's 5000 Official Thread
*Jake Robertson Put Into 5000m Final

LRC: Women's 800m Underway: Favorites and Americans Alysia Montano, Maggie Vessey and Alice Schmidt Advance  Good day for the American women. Recap, reaction and results.
Non LRC Coverage: Vessey Breezes through First Round of 800 at World Chanmpionships

Say It Ain't So - Worlds Are Halfway Over

Kirani James Hysteria In Grenada

2011 Worlds (Race Highlights Embedded On Right)
Day 4 Is In The Books *
Athletics Weekly Recap *IAAF Day 4 Recap

LRC: Day 4: Teenage King James Nips Merritt In 400m, Zaripova Takes Steeple Going Away, Uceny And Simpson Make 1,500m Final We recap all of Tuesday's pm action outside of the men's 800m final in this piece. We break down the 400m final, the women's steeple final (and where Jenny Simpson would have finished), look at the 1,500m semis and much more.

Tuesday's AM Action: LRC: Men's 1,500: Wheating Out, Most All Favorites Through In Men's 1,500 First Round Andrew Wheating's difficult 2011 campaign likely came to an end with a first round exit in the 1,500 heats. The heats saw wire-to-wire running from a resurgant Dan Komen, a fall for Mehdi Baala, and Centro Jr looking good and Leo Manzano struggling but advancing on time.

Women's 5,000: Women's 5,000m Semis: Molly Huddle Goes Home, Meseret Defar And Linet Masai Both Run 2/3 of the fields advanced and the American record holder Huddle did not advance, which was not a surprise considering her injury.

LRC: *Day 4 Daegu Distance Previews: Men's 800 Final, 1,500 1st Round Highlight Busy Day
*NY Times Looks At Yohan Blake's Twitch
*Bolt: No Problem With One-Strike-And-Out Rule
What Friend Of LRC Steve Ritchie Is Writing:
Ashton Eaton Gains A Measure Of Mental Toughness Through Difficult Competition At Worlds

LRC: Day 4 Daegu Distance Previews: Men's 800 Final - Nick Symmonds Goes For A Medal, 1,500 1st Round Highlight Busy Day Great distance action, including the women's steeple final, men's 1,500m round 1 and women's 5,000m round 1 and of course the anticipated 800m final with Symmonds, Rudisha and Kaki.

More Monday: *
Monday Recap From Athletics Weekly: Robles DQ, Montsho Gold, Carmelita Jeter And More
Eurosport And Ato Boldon See The Yohan Blake Flinch
Jessica Ennis Leads After Day 1 Of Heptathlon But Faces Some Pressure
Koji Murofushi Wins Surprise Hammer Title

 2011 Worlds Steeplechase Prelims: Favorites Advance And Americans Struggle Ezekiel Kemboi blasted an 8:10 steeple to lead the qualifiers as the American men bombed. Plus some interesting comments from Dan Huling: "I'm embarrassed, disappointed, a little bit relieved."

Usain Bolt False Starts ... Or Did He? Video Proof That Yohan Blake Flinches And Then Usain Bolt False Starts
The video shows very clearly that Yohan Blake flinches and then Usain Bolt subconsciously reacted and bolted from the blocks. According to IAAF rules, at a minimum Blake should have been warned. Under no scenario should Bolt have been given the DQ.
*Telegraph Article Here Picking Up The LRC Cause On The Blake Flinch
Bolt's DQ, Ashton Eaton's 1,500m And More

Usain Bolt DQed For FS, Yohan Blake Wins Title
*Bolt: "Looking for tears? That's not going to happen."
*Dix (silver): "I couldn't believe it, it's kind of surreal. I didn't think they were going to kick him out. It's pretty hard to kick Usain out of the race."
*Bolt's Coach: "I think he would have run in the sixties (9.60s)."

False Start Rule - Fair Or Foul?
*AP Column:
Bolt is human, his sport's rules are not
*Tim Layden: Heave The Rule As Well
*IAAF Stands Behind Rule ... Sort Of IAAF statement says rules must "be applied consistently and fairly for ALL athletes." But then they added, "in extraordinary cases, the IAAF Council has the right to make interim changes to Technical Rules, pending official approval by IAAF Congress."
*Rojo Says Don't Think About Changing Rule
*Don't Forget: Experienced Dwain Chambers Was DQed In Semis

Rojo Blogs From The Couch About Daegu: Post #2 - 6 Quick Thoughts About The Men's 10,000, Men's 100m And Men's 800/Thoughts On Human Nature's Attempt To Explain Everything Rojo laments that humans seemingly always try to have a nice and neat explanation for everything like Bolt's DQor Farah's narrow loss and normally it ends up being wrong. Along the way, he refuses to throw Bekele under the bus and hopes for his resurrection but seemignly has no problems with running all over Matt Tegenkamp. Heartless. Plus big praise for Maurice Greene, Nick Symmonds and even Khadevis Robinson.

M 100m:
IAAF: Yohan Blake Always Wanted To Be A Cricketer, Now He's Fastest Man On Planet
M 400m - Heats: Merritt Blasts 44.35 World Leader
W LJ: American Brittney Reese Wins - Walking In The Footsteps Of Idol Joyner-Kersee

Uceny Talking Big: "I am definitely in a good position to win." We've gotta admit the article states her goal is any medal.

Only On LetsRun:
 Sarbi The Mascot Techno Street Dance Routine With Some Korean Babes Women He's not a match for Berlino.

Non-World Championships News

Life After Death: Woman Claiming To Be Sammy Wanjiru's Wife Gives Birth

LRC $200,011 World Championships Prediction Contest Powered By PUMA *IAAF Event-By-Event Previews *TFN's WC Picks For Every Event

Our world-famous prediction contest is back and better than ever as it's up a week early. Pick the top 3 perfectly correctly in 35 events and win $200,011. Win the contest without being perfect and win 4 pairs of PUMA Faas 550s plus a $150 gift certificate. Don't know anything about the meet? Never fear - we've got a table for you that makes picking so easy that an 8th grade soccer player won one time. Now we know some of you think that our "perfect ballot" prize is a gimmick, but we really want to give away a ton of cash, so we've added in a $10,000 prize if you can just pick the 800 through 10,000 correctly for a single sex. *Enter Here

LRC Week That Was As we get ready for Worlds, we wonder if Kara Goucher's injury was preventable, wonder why anyone would talk trash about Kenenisa Bekele and mourn the passing of a rare US-born Boston marathon champ. Along the way, we give you quotes from Blanka Vlasic and Emil Zatopek before addressing Chris Solinsky doping allegations.

Bureaucratic News

Want To Know The Truth About Oscar P? Read This:
Recommended Read: The Scientific Interpretation Of The Oscar Pistorius Research

More On "Johnny The Younger"
*Amby Burfoot's MB Thread

Recommended Read: Boston Globe: John J. Kelley, 80; Marathon champ carried hopes of the nation Kelley lived in a day and age when foreigners were dominating the Boston marathon, but he always showed up and gave it his best (he finished 2nd 5 times) and one magical day he emerged as the winner. He should be an inspiration to all modern day US marathoner hopes like Ryan Hall, as foreigners won Boston 11 years in a row before his win in 1957 and 10 years in a row after it.
New England Runner: Tribute To The Renaissance Man Kelley
The New London Day (Local Paper): John Kelley, running legend, dies at 80
NY Times: John J. Kelley, Marathon Champion, Dies At 80

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Women's Steeple Final (International Visitors Click Here, Post-Race Interviews Here)

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Men's 100m Final

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Women's Marathon Highlights & False Start (US Visitors Only)

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