Quote Of The Day

"Grete was the New York City Marathon and the New York City Marathon was Grete. From the first time Grete ran through the streets in the 1978 marathon, to what she called her 10th and final 'victory' running the Marathon with Fred Lebow in 1992, Grete embodied the race and the city."

- Jack Waitz, husband of the late Grete Waitz, who along with Fred Lebow will be the first inductees into the NYRR Hall of Fame. The Brojos don't remember 1978, but their first professional running memory is Grete running in NYC LIVE on ABC.


LRC NCAA XC Polls: Wisconsin And Florida State The New #1s Before this weekend's crucial conference action, the new LetsRun.com NCAA polls are out and there is a shakeup on the men's and women's sides.

Verzbicas Set To Rebound From "Demoralizing" Debut Chicago Tribune
Big 10s: Mick Byrne Addresses Media Before Big 10s

On The Boards: *
SEC Championships
*Heps Cross Country 2011
*2011 Big 10 Cross Country
*Pac-12 XC Prediction Thread

It's October But Brits Are Thinking Of London 2012

Three People On The Comeback Trail Make News - Two Very Famous People & One Not (Yet?)

Focusing On Speed Doesn't Work For Sprinters Either
Martyn Rooney Hoping To Rebound From Subpar 2011 That Resulted From Him Focusing On His Speed
Rooney was 6th in Beijing but didn't make the Daegu final.

A Brief Chat With Reid Coolsaet

Interview With Christophe Lemaitre In English (video)

London 2017 World Championship Bid Gains Momentum

Kenya's Biggest Marathon Is This Weekend

Distance News

Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt, Sprint News

If Only The IAAF Was Half This Strenuous In Accepting Kenyan Age Group Records
Guinness Won't Record 100-Year-Old's Marathon As Oldest-Ever World Record As He Can't Produce A Birth Certificate
His passport and a letter from the Indian govt. saying there were not birth certificates in 1911 won't suffice. And yet nearly every week, a new teen Kenyan emerges.

From Humble Beginnings, Steepler Travis Mahoney Is Now An Olympic Hopeful The Temple star, who admits he was very "immature" in HS, can't believe it but it's true and he is redshirting to focus on an Olympic bid.

News From Europe

Kara Goucher To Be Coached By Jerry Schumacher At OTC Elite And Train With Shalane Flanagan And Lisa Koll
*MB: Kara Goucher Joins Schumacher's Group The rumors of the Skecher's deal appear to have been incorrect.

2011 Mayor's Cup At Boston's Franklin Park *Results *Video

Matt Centrowitz's Sister Lauren Centrowitz Wins Mayor's Cup www.baa.org Princeton alum David Nightingale won the men's race for New York Athletic Club in 23:46.

Other US News

Sort Of Related To Running

Want To Have Cocktails With Ryan And Sara Hall? Bid On The Items In The NYRR Fall Auction The cocktails will cost you $1,450.

43 Years Ago From Tuesday, Bob Beamon Broke The Long Jump World Record By More Than 2 Feet Interesting to note that he reveals he was initially excited not because he knew it was a monster jump, but rather simply because he hadn't fouled.

For Our Friend Mike Rohl
2004 Olympic 20k Racewalk Champion Retires

Today's Sign Of The Apocalypse *Discuss

Marion Jones To Represent The US State Department Abroad Respected Olympic writer Alan Abrahmson said it best: "Marion Jones is a liar." She apparently continues to manipulate us all if the State Department somehow thought she was what's best about America.
*On The Boards: This is Not a Joke: Marion Jones to Represent US State Deparment Internationally

NYC Marathon Is November 6th

LA Times Q&A: Usain Bolt On Fashion

RIP: Northeastern University Loses A Coach And Mentor In Joe Donahue

Marathon Olympic Trials Are January 14th; Track Starts June 21st

Chicago Marathon Mom Generating Headlines

Writer Reflects On Having To Interview Chicago Marathon Mom "What prompted her to run a marathon at nearly 39 weeks pregnant? Speculation was rampant, but to me, it seemed like Miller ran because that's what she does. She runs. This was neither her first pregnancy, her first marathon, nor her first pregnant marathon. As a local physician told me later that day, 'I don't think she's crazy ... it sounds like she's an elite athlete to be able to run that many miles this late in pregnancy.'"
*Time Magazine Investigates: Is It A Bad Idea To Run A Marathon While Pregnant?
*MB: Amazing--woman gives birth after completing Chicago Marathon?!?

Bank Of America Chicago Marathon *Results *Yahoo Photos

LRC Moses Mosop A Superstar, Liliya Shobukhova Becomes Second-Fastest Woman Ever Updated Moses Mosop dominated the final miles in Chicago after Wesley Korir tried to make it interesting. Russian Liliya Shobukhova ran 2:18:20 to become the second-fastest woman ever. American Ryan Hall ran 2:08:04 for 5th. Great for any other American marathoner, so-so for him.

LRC: Wesley Korir Impresses With 2:06:15 Second Place In Chicago The former Louisville Cardinal broke the race up with a surge at 30km. Afterwards, he revealed what he was trying to do.

Ryan Hall Says He Needs More Time At Sea Level To Work On Turnover RW

LRC Non-Quotes Of The Day From 2011 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Hall talks about what 2:08 means, Canova talks about the world record.

LRC Quick Recap With Men's Splits: Moses Mosop Breaks Course Record At 2011 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon, Shobukhova Runs 2:18:20

Pan Am Games *Schedule/Results *Free Live Video *News

Dublin On Halloween, And Then NYC Next Sunday

Dublin: 2:08 Course Record Holder Moses Kangogo Kibet Is Back For Monday's Dublin Marathon (Which Is On Halloween)

NYC:  Lengthy Profile On Defending Champ Gebre Gebremariam Friend of LRC, Sabrina Yohannes, went to Gebremariam's home  in Ethiopia and did a piece on him for Running Times.
*5 Things You Should Know About Defending Champ Gebre Gebremariam nyrrmedia.org
*3-Time Comrades Ultramarathon Champ Stephen Muzhingi Shooting For Sub-2:12 In NYC
*Former Oregon Duck Shadrack Biwott Hoping For Better Things At NYC Marathon
*After 2:24 In London, Jessica Agusto Is Ready For NYC

Good News: Skechers CEO Mentions Meb Keflezighi On Quarterly Conference Call

More Pan Am Games

Sympathy For British Hurdler, Who Quit Sport Saying He Must Have Eaten Contaminated Meat In South Africa, Rises 22-year-old Callum Priestley has moved on to a construction job, but his parents are still trying to clear his name.

Geoffrey Mutai Is Focused On Winning On New York - Not Letting Tight $500,000 WMM Race Distract Him "I am at peace with myself. All I want is to do well in New York. The other pieces will fall in place by themselves.

El Paso Or LA? Some Prefer El Paso
UTEP's Blessing Okagbare Is Sad To Be Leaving El Paso To Join John Smith's Group At Nike's Request In LA The Olympic bronze medallist in the LJ ended her career as the NCAA 100m champ.

Jamaican Journalists & Coaches Debate Whether Sprinters Are Born Or Made One man gives credit to something unique with the genes of the "Afrocentric stock."

A Look At The Technology That Runs Marathons

Yokohama - 1st Of 3 Japanese Olympic Qualifying Races - Will Take Place On Nov. 20th The field is being finalized and includes foreigners Mara Yamauchi (GBR) and Salina Kosgei (KEN).

Gérman Silva Named As Winner Of Abebe Bikila Award For Giving Back To His Community Through His Running The NYRR will honor him next weekend during its opening ceremony.

2000 Olympic 800 Gold Medallist Maria Mutola To Coach Caster Semenya Mutola has never coached before. Semenya revealed she trained on her own for the last 4 weeks before Daegu. *IAAF

"Occupy Eugene" Protesters May Make Statement At Olympic Trials One protester seemingly wants the Trials cancelled: "One Olympic Track meet ticket would feed a lot of homeless camped out here." LRC's response: "One Olympic Trials brings in a ton of cash/jobs for Eugene."

ING NYC Marathon Is Next Weekend

Weekend Results: Geb Rallies, Lance Crashes, And More

Recommended Read: UK's Olympic 200m Silver Medalist (4 X 1 Gold Medalist) Darren Campbell Talks About Being Offered Drugs During His Career And His Ill Feelings Towards Dwain Chambers Like us, he supports lifetime bans, but thinks Chambers should be allowed to race Olympics. He says, "At what point does the sport decide enough is enough? People are still saying, 'should it be a life ban, should it be two years?' For me, it's got to be life. You can't rob the sport, then come back to the sport, that don't make sense."

Want To Use The Internet At The London Games? It'll Cost You $150 A Month The media are pretty angry about this.

5 South African Runners Killed In Road Accident By Drunk Driver; A 6th Is Seriously Injured

4 Recommended Reads

An Interesting Debate: Appearance Fees Vs. Prize Money David Powell: "There may be some Utopian merit in the idea of dispensing with appearance fees and moving all the cash into prize money, but it's a fantasy notion. It's never going to happen as a rule of law. That may be stating the obvious but it needs to be said as a precursor to discussing the benefits, or otherwise, of theoretically eliminating fees."

NYC Marathon

2 Weeks In Review

LRC Weeks That Were: Ryan Hall Criticism, Canadian Marathoners, E. Dibaba's Stunning Marathon Debut, College XC And More We dig deep and look at Ryan Hall's performance in Chicago, his spat with Phil Hersh, give praise to Ejegayehu Dibaba for her excellent marathon debut, give some props to Reid Coolsaet, discuss a little NCAA XC and let you wish you were born in Kenya.

The Anti-Caster? Russia's Mariya Savinova Dazzles Crowd At Awards Gala With Her Stylish Gown
Marya Savinova--sexiest legs on earth?

Worthy Of Praise

Amby Burfoot Honored With George Hirsch Journalism Award Burfoot is a former Boston Marathon champ and long time RW editor.
Good Read: Amby Burfoot Talks About His Writing And Running Career Times have definitely changed. "I knew a few guys who couldn't break 3:00 in the marathon and I just couldn't even imagine how anyone could possibly be that slow."

LRC Hero 80-Year-Old Ed Whitlock Runs 3:15:54 Marathon His run got lost in the hoopla of 100-year-old Fauja Singh finishing in Toronto but we're more impressed with Ed. Besides, our favorite 100 (or 94) year-old marathoner was Buster Martin, who smoked and drank on the course.
On The Boards: 3:15:54 for Ed Whitlock!
*LRCer Creates Ed Whitlock Facebook Page

Scotiabank Toronto Marathon Gives Koren Yal $25,000 Bonus For Tying Course Record Technically, she was due $0 since she didn't break the record, but they gave her $25k instead of $35k for the tie.

NCAA Ranking Shake-Up

Florida State Goes To #1, Washington Jumps From 24 To #2, Vanderbilt Goes From Unranked To #3 The men's side did not change as much.
Disagree? LRC XC Polls Now Open Tell us who is the top in the country and each conference.

Time To Start Getting Ready For 2011 ING NYC

NY Times Looks At The Impact The Olympic Marathon Trials Has On The NYC Marathon Field And On Marathoners' Bank Accounts Ryan Hall has some interesting comments: "It's a huge issue. It's kind of a bummer. I love the Olympics, but we take huge (financial) hits to run in the Olympics."
On The Boards: Does Ryan Hall Take a Hit Running in the Olympics? We say short-term, yes; long-term, no.

Lauren Fleshmen Tired From Marathon Training "Today's illumination is that marathon training makes me brain dead after 8pm, making it very difficult to write a meaningful blog."
*Ed Moran Talks About His Upcoming Marathon Debut In New York Note to others: Training for the marathon often will do wonders for your track credentials.
*Kim Smith Wins ING Hartford Half Marathon In 1:11:18 Little more than a training run for Smith, who ran 67:11.
*Running Doc Lists The Only 4 Injuries That Should Prevent You From Starting A Marathon

Jamaican Journalist Not Enjoying Tacos/Getting Ripped Off By Cabbies In Mexico

Occupy UK Athletics? Even In The More Socialistic Europe, The Rich Get Richer

Week In Review

LRC Week That Was: Kisorio's Marathon Debut, Age Cheating, Marion Jones And More We go around the world to tell you what happened in the running world. And we take a look at Matthew Kisorio's marathon debut in NYC.

Tuesday's Pan Am Games 100m Final

Affirmative Action Comes To Running

November's Kass Marathon In Kenya To Have Special Prize Purse For Foreigners Despite many races excluding Kenyans from prize money, this marathon in Kenya wants some good foreigners to show up.

More Kenyan News: Athletics Kenya Adopts New Constitution

Administrative News

Doping News

Training Corner (More In The Training Forum)

UK News

Usain Bolt Races Jimmy Kimmel

BMW Berlin Marathon Photos! Makau Takes Geb's World Record

Great Deals

Galen Rupp 26:48!!!

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)

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

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

Train Smarter (More In The Training Forum)

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