The Diamond League Concludes In Brussels On Friday *Start Lists/Results

IAAF Preview: Diamond League Season Concludes In Dramatic (Or Disgraceful?) Fashion The 2011 season could be concluding in dramatic fashion with a fan's dream of Yohan Blake versus Usain Bolt at 100m. Instead, they'll race in separate events and we simply call that a disgrace. Thankfully, the meet is full of fantastic action all over the place, including possible world record attempts in the men's 800 and women's steeple. The meet gets underway at 1:25 ET with the re-return of Kenenisa Bekele and an American record attempt at 10,000 by Galen Rupp. Plus Morgan Uceny tries to keep her DL lead and $40,000. All of that plus a reverse 400m.
Bekele Feeling Good On Eve Of 10,000
*Relaxed Rudisha Talks About 2012 And Tries To Avoid World Record Talk He says he may try the 1k if he wins Olympic gold in 2012 as a pre-run for a possible 1,500.
*Hard To Believe: If Rudisha Doesn't Win In Brussels, He Likely Won't Win Diamond League Jackpot
*Mo Farah Giving Up Shot At $40,000 And Diamond League Title To Run Great North City Games
*Bolt Says Since He False Started At Worlds, He's Not Relaxing In Brussels "I do hope I can conclude this season in a beautiful manner, so that I can start next season with a good feeling."
*AP Preview: Bolt Wants World's #1 Time In Brussels
*Sally Pearson 1 Win Away From Perfect 100H Season
*Oscar P To Conclude Season In Brussels

Saturday: Great North City Games - USA Vs. GBR
Start Lists
Mo Farah Running 2 Mile (AJ Acosta), Bernard Lagat In Mile Live streaming in US at 8 am eastern here. Just like the fans would be better off with Bolt-Blake on Friday, Lagat-Farah at 2 miles would be an incredible race. The hurdles has Richardson, Oliver and Turner. And we now know why Farah won in Daegu - he stayed in a Holiday Inn Express (or is at least sponsored by them).
*Great North City Games Website
*Mo Farah Giving Up Shot At $40,000 And Diamond League Title To Run Great North City Games

Jenny Simpson Racing Worlds 4th Placer Btissan Lakhouad In Morocco On Sunday

2012 US Olympic Trials Standards Released The standards include "approximate" field sizes. However, we are almost certain that John Chaplin will find a way to ruin several people's dreams. LRC Rule #1 - Please put 32 people exactly in the men's and women's 800s. 30 makes zero sense. LRC Rule #2. Please share rule #1 with Mr. Chaplin.

Random Distance News

Wednesday's News Of Note

Double World Champ Vivian Cheruiyot Gets Hero's Welcome In Eldoret

All Africa Games: After Missing Out In 5,000, Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng Kipkemboi Edges Hiwot Ayalew For Steeple Gold At All Africa Games

Brussels DL Finale Friday: Bolt Still Has Something To Prove In Friday's 100m Despite the fact Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are not racing each other, this is a great meet. Morgan Uceny goes for the 1,500m Diamond League title, Galen Rupp and Kenenisa Bekele run the 10k, and Sally Pearson goes for a perfect season. Start lists here.

Tuesday In Zagreb *Results

Bolt 9.85 Win, Robles 13.00 Over 13.04 Richardson, Maggie Vessey Wins 800, Pearson Stays Perfect Usain Bolt got a mediocre start and then scorched the field the second half to win in 9.85. Maggie Vessey got her first European win of the year, as Nixon Chepseba held off world junior mile record holder Ilham Özbilen (William Tanui), winning in 3:30.94, and Jason Richardson ran fast but lost to Dayron Robles again.
*Diamond League Final All That Prevents Sally Pearson From A Perfect Season

Zagreb OTB: Maggie Vessey, FTW, Zagreb, 1:58.64 front run! *Zagreb 100m

Ethiopia's Ebrahim Gashu Wins 10,000 Over Bernard Muchiri At All African Games

News Of Note

Some Assorted Results

Other Action

Cornell Alum Max King Takes Gold At World Mountain Running Championship US's Kasie Enman also won gold for the women. Later this month, Max King will chase his 4th consecutive XTERRA Trail Run National title. *MB: Max King wins WMR Champs

*IAAF Recap Chinese National Championships: Su Bingtian Sets NR In 100m With 10.16

The Short Track Stanford Of Europe? Rieti *Results

Rieti Saturday: Rudisha 1:41.33!!!, Kiprop 3:30.46 PR Rudisha returned to the site of his 1:41.01 world record and he came close to matching it. Asbel Kiprop, two days after not being able to finish 3rd in Zürich to win the $40,000 Diamond League title, blasted a 3:30.46 to get a PR faster than Andrew Wheating. And WORLD CHAMPION Jenny Simpson raced for the first time since Worlds. The result? 4:06.13 for 10th place. Lagat outkicked Vincent Chepkok, Thomas Longosiwa and last year's winner Tariku Bekele. In the 100, Walter Dix won in 10.02 over Jamaica's Lerone Clarke in 2nd, and Justin Gatlin 3rd. Lashawn Merritt ran 20.13 to win the 200 beating Norway's World Champs fourth placer Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (20.41).
*Video Of Rudisha's Run
*Aussie Jeff Riseley Gets Pulled To 800 PR In Rieti With 1:44.64 For 7th
*Poland's 800m Runner Adam Kszczot Runs 1:43.30
*Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer Wins 400m Hurdles
Rieti On The Boards: *Asbel 3'30.46 *RUDISHA 1:41.33 *Jenny Simpson 4:06.13 in Rieti Today

Tue: Zagreb Preview: Usain Bolt To Return To Action & Face Kim Collins At 100m

LRC Exclusive: Achilles Injury After Worlds Kept Brimin Kipruto From Going After World Record In Zürich

Distance News

Non-Distance News

Don't Forget
Boston Marathon Registration To Open On Monday

More Post-Worlds

Sad: Seraphino Antao, Kenya's Only Short Sprinter To Win A Medal At A World Championships, Dies At 73 He won the 100y/200y at the 1962 Commonwealth Games, making him the first Kenyan athlete to win a gold medal at an international level.
Bad: British Agent/Manager Ian Ladbrooke Has Cheated Elite Runners Out Of Close To A Half Million Dollars In Winnings Includes athletes such as Boston Marathon champ Caroline Kilel as well as top marathoners Wilson Chebet and Patrick Makau.

Three Recommended Reads

After Being Asked If He's An "Inconvenient Embarrassment" For T&F, Oscar Pistorious Cuts Short A BBC Radio Interview We don't know how anyone could call him an embarrassment. We'd call him an inconvenient inspiration.
*LRC MB: Pistorius "inconvenient embarrassment" Pissed at BBC

Post-World Championships Distance News

2011 Worlds End With A Bang!
Final Results *LRC Interviews From Daegu *LRC Photos From Daegu

LRC Men's 5,000 Gets Physical: Farah Wins But Lagat Says He Had It Deserving champ Mo Farah goes home with 5,000m gold, but were it not for a now-DQed Imane Merga getting physical with 3 top contenders in the span of 300m, including prime rival Bernard Lagat, Farah may have returned to Oregon with 2 narrow losses. We've got the story of the most controversial distance event at Worlds.

LRC Women's 800 Final: Semenya Goes Down Caster Semenya goes home with silver as Russian Mariya Savinova ran 1:55 to shock the huge favorite and herself to take home the gold, with Alysia Montano just missing out in 4th. Semenya, who was permitted to skip the press conference amid the 2009 controversy in Berlin, did a great job talking to the media in her first Worlds press conference.
After 6th Place Finish In 800, Maggie Vessey Says She's Disappointed She concedes that having to run multiple fast 800s to make the final took a lot out of her.

Sunday AM:
2011 World Championships Marathon: Abel Kirui X 2 Kirui destroyed the field the second half to get his second world title. Despite being 2009 World Champ, Kirui switched coaches this year to LRC message board favorite Renato Canova. Kirui gave Canova a call after the race. The American men struggled.

Saturday: LRC Bolt Back - 19.40 ... Lemaitre Medals - 19.80 ... Vlasic, Thor, Dix - Silver ... We recap the non-distance action from the penultimate day in Daegu, including Sally Pearson's phenomenal 12.28 in the 100m hurdles, a super-fast 200m final, and more posing from high jump 2nd-placer Blanka Vlasic.
*"The Fierce White Girl" Sally Pearson Sets CR
*Bolt Photos


*LRC Day 7 Non-Distance: Dwight Phillips Gets Gold #5, US 4 X 400 Kicks By S. Africa, VCB Over Jeter And Felix, US Shotputters Shut Out The quotes, the interviews, the results ... plus the cover jinx barely survives, why Pistorius didn't run for South Africa's medal-winning 4 x 4, and more.

On The Boards: LaShawn Merrit kicks home for gold like a boss
*Dwight Phillips wins his 4th WC LJ - Bib #1111
*Carmalita Jeter! UGH

Worlds Thursday

LRC Day 6 Jenny Gets Gold Jenny Simpson powered home the final 100m to stun the world Thursday night to end America's 28-year drought of distance gold. Her run was unexpected, but in retrospect not totally shocking, as the American phenom showed in 2009 she can run with the world's best when fit and healthy. And she's definitely fit and healthy now and from now on will always be Jenny Simpson ... World Champion.
*British Media Falls In Love With "Starlet" Hannah England, Who Won Silver Some great photos of her on her victory lap.
*Hannah England Makes Mentor Kelly Holmes Proud By Winning Silver
*Seb Coe Always Believed In Her As Well (But Few Others) It's a shame the British media doesn't realize how hard it is to win an NCAA title.
On The Boards: *Simpson wins 1500m - Uceny falls! *GUTTED for Morgan Uceny

1,500 Semis: 
Matt Centrowitz Puts On A Clinic As He, Asbel Kiprop And Silas Kiplagat Cruise Into Finals The American champ ran like he belonged from the very start and won his heat in a race where he never left the rail and looked like a total veteran, not a 21-year-old rookie. Meanwhile, a few names like Amine Laalou, Deresse Mekonnen, Leo Manzano and Daniel Kipchirir Komen fell by the wayside. Former FSU product Ciaran O'Lionaird advanced easily as Nick Willis surprisingly struggled and sought medical treatment afterwards.
Extereme Dehydration May Have Caused Nick Willis To Have A Hamstring Problem He was carried off on a stretcher (great pic included).

LRC In Daegu:
American Glory, Evil Sorcery Jinx Rule Day 6 In Daegu World champ and new US record-setter Lashinda Demus and her mother/coach talk about how video games brought her to glory, Jesse Williams wins the first US high jump gold in 20 years and throws a barb at Dwight Stones, and the biggest news of all: The

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 4 x 4 medal, while Kenya's 4 x 4 sprinters heroically made the final ahead of medal favorites Bahamas ... but will Rudisha be running in the final? We asked Kenya's top sprinter.

Previous Worlds

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

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.

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. 

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
Now Up
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

US 5k Road Champs & Philly Half Are Sunday *5k Live Feed At 11:05 ET *Philly Elite Field

Adam Goucher: Officially Not Retired And Will Chase His Olympic Dream Sunday At RNR Philly Half Marathon This may be the QOD for Sunday: "Does it sound like a crazy dream to imagine running my first marathon and qualifying for the Olympic Games? Maybe. But once again it is my dream. It belongs to me. I am happy to be running and racing again for the love of the sport and to be a part of the running community. I know people will judge me and have all manner of opinions about my future and my chances but these are not my concerns. I am running free."
*Bobby Curtis And Adam Goucher To Lead US Charge At Philly Half

US 5k Champs:
Ben True, Fam, Yong-Sung Leal, Gilbert Okari, Robert Cheseret, Sara Hall Running Downtown CVS 5k In Providence This Weekend

Cow Harbor: Deena Kastor And Mo Trafeh Running Cow Harbor Kastor is in a fight against time to come back from childbirth to get ready for the Olympic Marathon Trials in January. Jason Lehmkuhle and Andrew Carlson also running.

We Agree
Phil Hersh: "All those stats are just a way to make a simple point: most of the world doesn't give a flying fish about swimming." Usain Bolt is way bigger than Michael Phelps.

PC Police Speak, As Does The British Prime Minister

Next Week - The Berlin Marathon Should Be Fantastic

News From Britain

Great Week(end) Of Action (Not Even Counting Friday's Diamond League Finale In Brussels)

Thursday: Slovakian Meet Features Robles Vs. Richardson In Hurdles, Jesse Williams Vs. Ukhov In High Jump, LaShawn Merritt, Paul Koech And More

Berlin, Chicago and 5th Avenue Mile Finalizing Fields

Next Week: Jenny Simpson (Lagat, Symmonds, Laalou, Hannah England, Sally Kipyego) Running Fifth Avenue Mile That's World Champion Jenny Simpson. Great fields, although Morgan Uceny (who could win the Diamond League this weekend), may be calling it a season.
*Alysia Montano's Mile At Fifth Avenue Will Be Her First Since 5th Grade Presidential Fitness Test

Next Month:

Berlin: Patrick Makau To Take On Haile G At BMW Berlin Marathon Haile G could actually lose a marathon or enter one not as the favorite.

Chicago: Evans Cheruiyot And Bernard Kipyego Join Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Field, Ryan Hall's Got A Chance
Last year, with Sammy Wanjiru and Tsegaye Kebede squaring off, Chicago was maybe the greatest marathon finish we've ever seen. This year, it is much more wide open, and if Ryan Hall ever wants to win it, this might be his best chance. The final additions to the field were announced yesterday and they include 2008 Champ Evans Cheruiyot, former World Half Marathon runner-up Bernard Kipyego, plus two 2:05 Ethiopians who have some question marks coming in, Bazu Worku (just dropped out of Worlds) and Getu Feleke (has run one race all year). Moses Mosop is the one name on paper Hall is worrying about big time.

New York Gets Some Studs

Emmanuel Mutai And Martin Lel Rematch In NYC! Emmanuel Mutai and Martin Lel put on a marathoning clinic at this spring's Virgin London Marathon. Mutai ran 2:01 pace for the 4th 10k of the race, what we called "unofficially the greatest fourth 10km stretch ever run in the history of the marathon" to destroy the London field. Lel, once the world's greatest marathoner, came back to the sport and surprised even himself by finishing second. They'll get a rematch in NY with 2-time World Champ Jaouad Gharib, plus the previously-announced Gebre2 and Meb. Britain's Jo Pavey is joining the women's field.

More Fall Marathon News: She's Not A Dibaba Sister, But Mare Dibaba, Ethiopia's Half Marathon Record Holder, Will Be Wanting To Shine At Oct. 16 Scotiabank Toronto Marathon
*Frankfurt Marathon Preview: Wilson Kipsang (2:04:57 Guy) And Robert Cheruiyot (2010 Boston Champ) To Square Off At End Of October

Post-World Champs And Looking Ahead To 2012

US Distance Fans Rejoice *Entry List

Friday In Brussels: Rupp Vs. Africans - Brussels 10,000 The message boarders are rejoicing with Galen Rupp running the 10,000m in Friday's final Diamond League Meet. Plus, they'll see Morgan Uceny in the 1,500m as she tries to win the Diamond League title. And Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are both running. And showing why no one cares about our sport, Blake is in the 200 and Bolt in the 100.
*Are Usain Bolt And Yohan Blake The New Usain Bolt And Tyson Gay? By that we mean the two guys who have a "rivalry" but never race. This article makes it seem like we might not see an Usain Bolt vs. Yohan Blake match up until the 2012 Olympics (August 5th apparently).
*Brussels Entry List Walter Dix in the 200 against Yohan Blake, Oscar P in the 400. Men's 800 and 5k look good with David Rudisha, Abubaker Kaki, Asbel Kiprop and Alfred Kirwa Yego in the 800, and in the 5k Imane Merga vs. Gebremeskel. Remember Gebremeskel got the Worlds bronze when Merga was DQed.

Other Upcoming:
Mo Farah To Run At Great North City Games This Saturday It's a team competition: GB & Northern Ireland vs. the US. Article doesn't mention what Farah is running, but one would assume the 5k, 10k or both.

Hundreds Say Farewell To Former 10-Mile WR Holder For The UK, Mel Batty

Sunday 90th ISTAF Berlin Meet *Results

*Yohan Blake's 9.82 Highlights 90th Berlin ISTAF Meet Before 51,812 Blake ran 9.82 and afterwards said, "I could have run 9.7 easy." Kirani James won, so did Paul Koech and Jesse Williams, as Janeth Jepkosgei beat Caster Semenya in the women's 800.
*World Champ Jesse Williams Wins HJ
*Jav WR Holder Barbora Spotakova And Hamer WR Holder Betty Heidler Both Won Their Respective Events
*Recap Of Kenyan Weekend Performances From Berlin. Rieti, And More
*AP Recap Of 80th Berlin ISTAF Meet
*Olympic Champ Yelena Isinbayeva Pulls Out Of ISTAF Berlin, Citing A "Lack Of Form" Remember she was a disappointing 6th at World Champs.

Gold For Lukas *Two Photos Of Lukas

Lukas V Gets World Junior Triathlon Gold He delivered on his promise to get gold for his friend with cancer. Now it's off to freshman year of Oregon.
*Philip Hersh Covers LV's World Junior Triathlon Win Of going into the run with a 30-second lead, LV said, "On the run, I just kind of enjoyed the moment. It just felt nice."

New York Times Profiles Lukas Verzbicas' Quest For Jr. World Triathlon Title

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Zürich Weltklasse *Results *Recap *More Yahoo Zürich Photos

LRC Zürich Recap: Blake 9.82! Over Powell, Nixon Chepseba?! Wins Diamond League 1,500 Title, Kemboi Wins Again, Savinova Wins Stacked 800  It's called the best one day track meet in the World for a reason, it gets the stars. This year's meet had 18 events and in 17 of them it featured the recent World Champ (and in the women's 200 it had Jeter and Felix). Yohan Blake beat Asafa Powell in the 100, Vivian Cheruiyot faced a tough challenge from Sally Kipyego in the 5000, as Shalane Flanagan struggled. Nixon Chepseba and Jenny Meadows got surprise overall Diamond League titles and $40,000, as Dayron Robles crossed the finish line first again. LRC Recap and analysis, as we even take a look at Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter six years ago.
AFP: Blake Gets Zurich Win
Kenya: Cheruiyot, Chepseba, Kipsiele Win Diamond trophies
*US Victories For Carmelita Jeter In 200, Jenn Suhr In Pole Vault, & Brittney Reese In The LJ In Zurich DL Jenn Suhr beat WR holder Yelena Isinbayeva, but lost the overall DL by 1 point to German Silke Spiegelburg.
*Jenny Meadows Gets 3rd, Wins Overall DL
*Sally Pearson Wins 100m Hurdles She'll run a flat 100 in Italy this weekend and then the hurdles again in Brussels DL.
*NZ's World Champ Valerie Adams Wins Zurich Shot Put/DL Title
*IAAF Recap

On The Boards: Blake 9.82 (0.0) !!!!!!
*Shalane Flanagan 5k in Zurich
*With James: 44:36 NR; Blake 9.82 PB - who needs Bolt

10 Years After September 11th

Daegu 2011 ... It's Over, Folks
*Photos: Bolt *Centro *Jenny *Semenya *Blade Runner

*Shocking Final Eve: Bolt, Jamaica Set 4 X 100 WR Usain Bolt saw the 37.04, crossed the line, threw the baton 100 feet in the air, danced for 30 minutes on the track, and of course unlike any HS or college kid who might do that, was celebrated rather than DQed. *Best Video Of What Happened To US Team
*US Youngsters Carry Team - Christian Taylor's 17.96 TJ Stuns Field Taylor and Will Claye took gold and bronze in the TJ to overshadow men's 4 x 100 fall. Taylor's 17.96m jump is the 2nd-longest triple jump in World Champs history.
*LRC Video: Lananna Quick Take On USA Team Performance Simply put, the US crushed the rest of the world medal-wise, winning some surprise medals from Simpson, Centro and the TJers but also missing some opportunities in men's shot, men's 400H, men's 4 x 1.

Worlds Friday - More Gold For Kenyan Women, USA *Results *Special Worlds-Only LRC Forum More Centro Photos

LRC: Matt Centrowitz Gets Bronze As Asbel Kiprop And Silas Kiplagat Go 1-2 Only 21, Centrowitz ran like a seasoned pro and got the first American-born track medal since 1987. Another 10 meters and his medal might have been a different color. Asbel Kiprop got Kenya its first World Championships 1,500m gold and Silas Kiplagat backed him up with silver. Ladies (and gentleman for the first time), we also tell you how to get onto Centro Nation. Recap and extensive post-race reaction.
*Matt Centrowitz Says Jenny Simpson's 1,500 Win "Set The Tone" And Made Him Believe He Could Medal

More Distance: Lauren Fleshman Gives An Inside Look Minute-By-Minute Of Her WCs Experience "I didn't know who won, who got medals, who I pipped at the line, what time I ran, or what place I finished. Complete immersion into maximum effort drowned out all my senses ... all I could think about was this: June 24th: 8th in the USA September 2nd: 7th in the world. Just goes to show, you never know what awaits you. Believe in turnarounds. Believe in yourself."
*Based On Pre-Race Workout, Alberto Salazar Says Mo Farah Is In Perfect Shape To Win 5k Gold

Worlds Friday

LRC Vivian Cheruiyot Completes 10k/5k Double American Lauren Fleshman finished a solid 7th in a race that saw Vivian Cheruiyot run away with her 2nd gold of the champs, closing in 58.6 to lead Kenya to their 8th and 9th medals of the championships.
*LRC: Women's 5,000m Analysis And Reaction
*More Cheruiyot Photos
Rec Read: How Cheruiyot Got The Double The Daily Nation Cheruiyot's manager Ricky Simms before the race: "If it is a slow race, Vivian will win. If it is a fast race, Vivian will win."

LRC: Women's 800m Semifinals: Caster Semenya Is Back, Maggie Vessey And Alysia Montano Make The Final Caster Semenya looked like Semenya of '09 and if that is the case, there is nothing else the other women in the field can do. For the first time since 1988, two Americans are in the final. Can the US get its first medal since the late Kim Gallagher's bronze in '88?
*Vessey At Another Level In 800 Semis Steve Ritchie
*Jenny Meadows Misses 800m Final
*MB: Caster Semenya strikes again

World's Thursday Action *Results *Special Worlds-Only LRC Forum *Thursday AM Post-Race Interviews
Day 6 Is In The Books *
Athletics Weekly Recap *IAAF Day 6 Recap

LRC Ezekiel Kemboi Gets Gold And Does The Mini Bolt Ezekiel Kemboi absolutely crushed the field the final 200m to arguably become the greatest championship steepler ever. He was so majestic the final 200 that he had time to celebrate in lane 7 before the silver medal was determined.
Kemboi Explains To Kenyan Media Why His Celebration Was Extra Long "My friend Usain Bolt remember was not in the finals and he would have danced well. I had to do (it) for Usain Bolt and me."
*Kemboi Left Stadium "In Stitches And Awe In Equal Measure"
*Kenyan Media Happy With "Stylish" 1-2 Finish In Steeple - Proclaims Cheruiyot Winner Of Women's 5,000 Before Race Is Even Run
*Eldoret Erupts In Joy For Most Popular Runner In Town - Kemboi
On The Boards:
Ezekiel Kemboi Appreciation Thread - That was the greatest final 200 (and celebration by a distance runner) ever

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.

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.

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)."

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 DQ or 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.

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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

Ivet Lalova Racing In Slovakia Today Reminded Us Of The Highlight Unprofessionalism In Daegu Which Got Obscured By Jenny Simpson's 1,500m Win: Ivet Lalova Blows Employee #1 A Kiss

Delilah Episode 9: The Goal On Hold (Plus She Sees If Her Boyfriend Can Run A 9:30 Two-Mile) (Sponsored)

In this episode, Delilah DiCrescenzo of "Hey There, Delilah" fame discusses having to miss the World Champs with a stress fracture. For therapy, she sees if her boyfriend can run a 9:30 two-mile.*Episode 1: Delilah Makes Worlds *Ep. 2: Training In NYC *Ep. 3: Legendary Coach Gags *Ep. 4: Fast And Fashionable *Ep 5: In The Spotlight, In The World *Ep 6: Delilah Goes To Europe *Ep 7: European Living *Ep 8: European Racing. More @Puma Running On Facebook

Cross Country Is Here:
*DI Regional Cross Country Rankings - Week 1
*Track Winds Down, XC Gears Up In Track Town, USA

Carl Lewis Still Trying To Get Back On The NJ Senate Ballot

Rudisha's 1:41.33 (Rieti Results Here)

Non-Worlds News

Kenyan Benson Barus Wins Virginia Beach Half Marathon In 1:02:22, Ryan Hall 4th In 1:03:02 Hall said, "I think I could run a marathon at that pace but when I'd go to the front and try to go a faster it would feel very uncomfortable. That's a good sign actually."

Usain Bolt And Jamaica Get World Record (International Visitors Click Here, Post-Race Press Conf. Here)

Centro After His Bronze (Much More Here, Watch Race Here)

Simpson Gets Gold (International Visitors Click Here)

Ezekiel Kemboi Wins And Has The Greatest Celebration Ever (International Visitors Click Here)

Simpson After Her Gold (For More On Jenny's Post-Race Reaction, Click Here For Her Highlights From The Post-Race Press Conference)

Men's 800 Final (International Visitors Click Here, Post-Race Interviews Here)

A Scintillating Men's 10,000 Finish (US Visitors Only)

Women's 10,000 Highlights (US Visitors Only, International Visitors Click Here)

Monaco Photos

LRC Contest Recap - The Greatness Of You

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)

Train Smarter (More In The Training Forum)

Train Smarter (More In The Training Forum)

Great Deals

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