David Rudisha Loses *Race Video
In Rainy & Windy Conditions, David Rudisha Loses For 1st Time Since 2009 Worlds The weather was similar the last time Rudisha lost in Berlin in 2009 and Rudisha said he had trouble warming up. Ethiopian teen sensation Mohamed Aman got the win 1:43.50 to Rudisha's 1:43.57.
*AW: Rudisha's 34-meet winning streak is broken by a 17-year-old
*LRC MB: Aman has beaten Rudisha
Course Record Falls At BUPA Great North Run *Cool Photos
Martin Mathathi Sets New Course Record (58:56) As Lucy Kabuu Wins Women's Title In 67:06 Jonathan Maiyo was 2nd in 59:57 while London champ Emmanuel Mutai was third in 59:52. *BBC Recap *IAAF Recap
*Kabuu And Mathathi Were Former Teammates On Japanese Suzuki Team
Other Hot Weekend Road Action:
Zersenay Tadese Runs 59:30 In Portugal
Leonard Patrick Komon Runs 44:34 10-Miler In The Netherlands
Post-Brussels News *Rupp 10k Video
Recommended Read: Rupp & Salazar Reflect On Galen's Historic Run Galen's mindset and focus on improvement is 100% spot on. The article is a great read and full of interesting quotes, including this one from Salazar, who
thinks the heat hurt Galen in Daegu: "Galen is not a big guy, he's still big compared to a Kenyan or an Ethiopian. It's a disadvantage if you are a Caucasian running in the heat versus an African, you just have more body mass and it's going to be harder."
*LRC MB: Discussion Of Rupp Article
*Writer Admits He Mistakenly Doubted Bekele: "Never again will I doubt Bekele's ability to do amazing things on the track."
Cancel Foot Locker & NXN - We Know The Winner
HSer Futsum Zeinasellassie Runs 14:36 5k In Indiana
2011 Diamond League Is Over *Results
LRC 2011 Brussels Recap: Usain Bolt Runs World Leader But Gets Overshadowed By His Training Partner Yohan Blake's 19.26!! (link fixed) In terms of sprint action, Yohan Blake and Uasin Bolt may have done the fans a disservice by ducking each other, but at least they put on quite a show as Usain Bolt put up
a world leader in the men's 100
before Yohan Blake stole the show by running 19.26. *IAAF Recap: Blake Upstages The World
LRC Morgan Uceny Emphatically Shows She's The Best In The World The American who suffered a heartbreaking fall at the World Championships destroyed the field over the final 400 to win the Diamond League title in a world-leading 4:00.06 as she got her third DL victory on the year. World champ Jenny Barringer Simpson was way back in 13th.
*LRC MB Chatter: Pic of the Day, Uceny, really?
*Uceny just proved
LRC Galen Rupp Shatters The American 10,000 Record By Running 26:48.00 Galen Rupp crushed the American record and became the 16th-fastest man in history, as Kenenisa Bekele won in a world-leading 26:43.16.
*LRC MB Chatter: CALLING IT RIGHT NOW, RUPP WILL RUN A 2:03 MARATHON
*Dear Galen Rupp: Time to Move up to the Marathon
*Remember when 13:26.6 and 13:23.4 would have ranked you in the top 5 in the US? Now they're 10k splits
*Galen Rupp's 10000m Is Not Superior To Chris Solinsky's
*Official Brussels 10k live update thread
*AP Recap: Bolt: "I think all the tutoring just stopped."
*Terrible Start Costs Yohan Blake World Record! His start was .26 - more than .10 off others - or he'd be the world record holder.
*Bolt On Blake: "That's amazing. He ran a wild time."
*Alistair Cragg Sets Irish 5k Record With 13:03
We Can't Believe This Made It Into Print: Famed Journalist Phil Hersh Asks: Is Blake Doping? "So, yes, I am going to raise the could-doping-be-involved specter on Blake, and someone is going to say that is racist (Blake is black; Rupp, white) or jingoist (Jamaica vs. USA)."
*LRC MB Blake 19.26 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Diamond League Winners
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
Sunday: 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
- NCAA 3rd Placer In 2011 Mile, Joe Buckman Reflects On Her 4:05 1,500 PR 7+ seconds have come off since she left the Ducks.
- Jon Grey and Matt Llano Join Team USA Minnesota
- Two Japanese College Runners Break 13:30
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
- Carl Lewis Back On NJ Senate Ballot King Carl could become State Senator Lewis.
- Oscar Pistorius To Try To Get IAAF To Let Him Run 2nd Or 3rd Leg On 4 X 400 That way he can make a total mockery of the sport.
- After Not Making Daegu Final, 2007 World Champ Tero Pitkämäki to Be Coached By Jan Zelezny
Some Assorted Results
- Ethiopians Dominate At Africa Games They went 1-2-3 in the men's steeple, and 1-2 in the women's 5k.
- All Africa Games: Abraham Tarbei Wins 5k Gold For Kenya After Shockingly Kenya Fails To Medal In The Steeple
- Recap Of Minnesota Mile: All-Americans Craig Miller And Brenda Martinez Win Titles
- IAAF: Finland Men Beat Sweden In Famous Annual Duel It was a close meet for the men, but on the women's side Sweden dominated.
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
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
- Did You Know? Magdalena Lewy Boulet Became A Us Citizen On 9/11/01
- Ultra Marathon In Australia Goes Horribly Wrong As 5 People Get Caught In Raging Bush Fire
- Brief Preview Of Sunday's Minnesota Mile
- IAAF Preview Of BOA Chicago Marathon
*3 More Top Female European Marathoners Join Liliya Shobukhova At Chicago French record holder Christelle Daunay, runner-up at the 2010 London Marathon Inga Abitova, and Maria Konovalova, who was third at Chicago last year.
- Olympic Head To Get £1.5 Million Next Year If The Games Are Deemed A Success
- After Finishing 13th At Worlds, LJer Marquise Goodwin Changes His Mind And Decides To Play Football At Texas Originally, he was going to take the fall off and focus on getting ready for London.
Boston Marathon Registration To Open On Monday
- "Mother Of All Parties" Prepared For David Rudisha's Homecoming "Twenty bulls will be slaughter for an anticipated 10,000 guests who will attend."
- Japan's Yuki Kawauchi Vows To Carry On As An Amateur
- Oscar Still "Pist" Off At Critics, IAAF He says that he shouldn't have to run lead off leg of the 4 x 4 as he claims he's run many other legs before "without incident."
*Is Oscar Pistorius Devaluing The Paralympics? Edit: Says, "This piece has been taken down pending an investigation."
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
- RR #1 We Remember 25 Years (And 3 Days) Ago, Mark Nenow Set The American Record Over 25 Laps (10,000) The record lasted almost 15 years until Meb broke it in 2001 by running 27:13.
- RR #2 Exhausted Allyson Felix Says 100m Isn't Out Of The Equation For 2012 Philip Hersh's column is a good one and perfect example of why he's one of the few track writers left. The points in the article make sense but we have a Memo To The World: Felix's chances for 400m gold are way better than 200m or 100m.
- RR #3 Asafa Powell's Handlers Deserve Lots Of Blame For Powell Being Vilified As Villain We 100% agree that Powell shouldn't have been talking big if he was injured.
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
- Alberto Salazar Says Mo Farah Isn't As Fast As Galen Rupp - Plans To Have Mo Run 800s And 1,500s Next Year To Work On Kick That Will Give Him Double Gold
- Salazar Praises Farah & Rupp - On Rupp: "He was going for it, and he's not scared. He's young and I'm just going to get him a little stronger."
- Centro: "When I found myself in medal range, I just kept digging down." Now it's time for Centro Nation to party.
- Nick Willis Is Confused As To Why He Didn't Have His Patented Kick At Worlds He needs to figure out what happened in the semifinal. When you get pulled out on a stretch, the odds of you recovering two days later are next to nil.
- Be Thankful You Don't Live In Uganda Moses Kipsiro's Preparations For Daegu Were Hampered By Illness And Threats On His Life The 12:50 performer apparently also has had some Olympic funding stripped for some unknown reason.
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.
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.
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
*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
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
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
LRC: 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
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 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.
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
Matthew Kisorio (58:46) And Kim Smith (67:10) Run Fastest Half Marathons Ever On Us Soil In Philadephia
Kisorio is now the third fastest man in history and Sammy Kitwara is now the fastest loser in history, as his 58:47 didn't get the job done even though he's now the 4th fastest man in history at 13.1.
*Bobby Curtis Runs Very Solid 61:52 In 13.1 Debut Not bad for a guy who said pre-race he wasn't in top shape yet and is getting ready for the ING NYC Marathon. JK's conversion chart says Curtis' 27:24 10,000 PR converts to 60:39.
*Adam Goucher Runs 1:04:53 To Officially Make 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials
*Jim Ryun & Rod Dixon Watch & React To Historic Runs In Philly
*LRC MB: Philly RnR Half Short?
2011 USA 5k Road Champs *Results/Video Coverage *More Video
LRC Flash Recap: Ben True, Julie Culley Win CVS Downtown 5k True outkicked Sam Chelanga (who will be joining Jerry Schumacher's group) and Aaron Braun, while Julie Culley got the win over Kim Conley and Emily Brown. Results, Wejo's quick recap, and reaction from top 3 (and news of Chelanga joining Jerry's group).
Remembrances Pour In - 10 Years Ago Almost The Entire Men's XC Team At Wyoming Was Killed By A Drunk Driver
- RR #1: Parents & Ex-Teammates Remember In Wyoming Paper Anyone who has ever lost a child will be incredibly moved by these articles, as the parents say every day is still incredibly painful.
- RR #2: Denver Post Wyoming Article
- AP Recap: Drunk Driving Laws Have Gotten Much Stricter
12-Year-Old Girl With 100 Barbie Dolls Runs 54.57 400m Lynna Irby is a pre-teen phenom.
Great North City Games - USA Vs. GBR *Results *Event-By-Event Report
- Mo Farah Caps Magical Year With Win In Gateshead
- IAAF: Great City Games Recap - Farah, Dix And Lagat Thrill Walter Dix ran 14.65 in the 100m while Mo Farah got an easy 2-mile victory and Bernard Lagat got an easy mile victory.
- AW: Mo Farah Returns To British Soil For 1st Time As World Champion & Gets Easy Win
BUPA Great North Run Is Sunday
- Martin Lel Withdraws From BUPA Great North Run With Illness
- After Long Layoff, Mara Yamauchi Returns To Competition At Bupa Great North Run
US 5k Road Champs & Philly Half Are Sunday *5k Live Feed At 11:05 ET *Philly Elite Field
Bobby Curtis Making Half Marathon Debut In Philly Curtis: "I don't think I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. I'm just getting back into it. So I think 62 or 63 minutes would show I'm right on the pace I should be for the New York City Marathon."
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
*USATF Preview Of CVS 5k
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 Wish We Were Making This Up: Nicotine May Be Banned By WADA
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
- Mo Farah Is A Shining Example Of Multiculturalism "Being British and proud isn't a birthright, but a way of life open to anyone who is willing to muck in." Meanwhile, the British PM says multiculturalism has "failed."
- Cameroon Sprinters Go Missing On Way Home From Jr. Commonwealth Games No passports and £10 each. Good luck.
Next Week - The Berlin Marathon Should Be Fantastic
- Paula Radcliffe Admits That 2011 Has Been Her Toughest Year Ever And Says If Olympics Weren't In London In 2012, She Might Have Quit
- Makau Vs. Geb And Radcliffe Vs. Mikitenko In Berlin Next Weekend
- Makau Vs. Geb Next Week
News From Britain
- David Beckham And British Footballers To Sleep In Olympic Village In 2012 For Part Of Games
- Bryan Clay To Participate In USOC's "Britain Bound" Program Clay and other reigning Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists are going on a tour of locations surrounding Great Britain. He'll do a "caber toss" and "stone put" at the Highland Games.
Great Week(end) Of Action (Not Even Counting Friday's Diamond League Finale In Brussels)
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
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
- 10 World Champs Gold Medalists With The Most To Prove In 2012 Yohan Blake is an obvious one, as well as 10k winner Ibrahim Jelian, better known as the guy who beat Mo Farah. List also includes 4 US athletes.
- "What if they held a World Championships and no one knew about it? Well for track and field in the US that's just about what happened."
- False-Start Question Trips Up Jamaican Beauty Contestant And Costs Her The Win It's funny to think that this issue is common knowledge in Jamaica, while in the US almost no non-track fans could have answered it.
- Video Interview With Jenny Simpson's High School Coach
- Scientists Warn That With New Technology 2012 Olympics Will Be "Riskiest Yet" For Dopers
- Sanya Richards-Ross Video Blog: Says No Way She's Retiring
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.
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
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.
On The Boards: LUKAS VERZBICAS - GOLD!
*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."
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- RR #1 Now That His Father Has Died, Olympic Champ Frank Shorter Reveals His Dad, Who Was Revered As The Town Doctor, Was A Violent & Sexual Sociopath Beatings of Frank were bad enough, but the rapes of at least two of his sisters were even worse. Sick.
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RR #2 Ryan Hall Looks Back At His Stanford Career Hall admits he thought his teammates were lazy when he got there and reminds us that he really struggled in college and never made NCAAs in track until his senior year - when he won them.
- RR #3 Shot Putter Adam Nelson Talks In Great Detail About How Hard It Is To Make It As A Pro Thrower In The US If he got 4th at every Diamond League meet, he'd only earn $21,000. Maybe LRC should sponsor him.
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
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
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
- Q&A With NYRR: 9/11 A Decade Later "Within days of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani sent word to New York Road Runners: the New York City Marathon, scheduled for Nov. 4, must go on."
- A Brief Chat With Mary Wittenberg About NYRR's Decision To Still Hold The NYC Marathon In 2001 After 9/11
- Army Vets Running 55 Miles From West Point To NYC In Memory Of 9/11
Daegu 2011 ... It's Over, Folks
*Photos: Bolt *Centro
Final Eve: Bolt, Jamaica Set 4 X 100 WR SI.com 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
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.
LRC 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
LRC 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)."
LRC: 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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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
Galen Rupp 26:48!!!
Morgan Uceny To Be World Ranked #1 At 1,500
Yohan Blake 19.26! (US Only)
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
Rudisha's 1:41.33 (Rieti Results Here)
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)
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)
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)
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- Couple questions about summer training?
- Peter Snell Interview and his thoughts on Lydiard training
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- 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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