Foot Locker Is Tomorrow *Live Stream: Girls at 9:15AM (PST), Guys at 10AM *Zatopek Live Stream Saturday at 2:30AM (EST)
- A Review Of Edward Cheserek's Perfect Season
- MileSplit's Foot Locker Predictions
*Boys Preview: Cheserek Vs. Futsum
*Girls Preview *DyeStat Meet Info/Coverage
- Zatopek: A Look At Non-10k Events At Australia's Zatopek
*Craig Mottram And Ben St. Lawrence Trying To Get Olympic Qualifier In Early
*Ben St. Lawrence Says Focusing On 10k For London, But Will Try To Get 5k Standard Too
*Pre-Race Press Conference Ahead Of Zatopek 10k St. Lawrence talks about living in an altitude house.
- US Club XC Champs: McMillan Elite Looking To Defend Team Title Individual race includes defending champ Aaron Braun, Brett Gotcher, Nick Arciniaga, Max King, Ryan Bak and many others.
We Wish The Meet Well, But Getting A Sweetheart Deal On The Name And Moving It To A Rec Center Off Of National TV Is A Step Back For The Sport - The Sport Has To Be On The Biggest Stage and on TV
Bernard Lagat To Try To Reclaim American 5,000 Record At MFKAMG (Meet Formerly Known As Millrose Games) At The Armory Lagat will go for the record of 13:11.44 that Galen Rupp set last year while collegians Leonard Korir and Lawi Lalang will go for Rupp's collegiate record of 13:18.12. Meanwhile, Lagat, the greatest Wanamaker Mile champion in history, will run the mile at MSG at the "US Open" but it won't be called the Wanamaker Mile. How about the meets just swap names?
Angela Bizzarri Gets An Early XMAS Present
Olympic "A" Standards Get Easier Bizzarri, who ran 15:16 this year, now has an "A" qualifier as the IAAF relaxed the qualifying standards in a number of events, including the women's 5,000, which went form 15:15 to 15:20. *Full Set Of Standards
Britain's Leading Lady In The News
- Paula Radcliffe Picked For 5th Olympic Team She's one of only three Brits to make 5 teams. The only thing lacking on her résumé - Olympic hardware.
- Mara Yamauchi (2:27:24) and Scott Overall (2:10:55) Also Make Team
- Radcliffe Calls Decision To Double Budget Of Opening & Closing Ceremonies "A Little Bit Frivolous" Considering Britain is in a recession, she thinks the money would be better spent on stuff that lasts longer than a few hours.
- Paula's Got A Point: U.K. auditors warn that London Olympic budget is on the edge There is very little room for unforeseen expenses.
- Check Out Swank Olympic Village The views are unreal.
- More News From Britain: Jessica Ennis Signs Big £320,000 ($500,000) Endorsement Deal With adidas The article includes a list of estimated sponsorship incomes and lists Walter Dix at #3 in track and field.
Olympic/IAAF Corruption Scandal Upset - Surprise, Surprise, No One Gets In Trouble
- IAAF Head Lamine Diack To Get Lightest Penalty Possible For Taking Cash Payment In 1990s - "A Public Reprimand"
- Former FIFA Head Quits Olympic Body In Corruption Scandal
- NY Times Columnist Rips Agreement: Joao Havelange, Diack & Others Get To Save Face "By handing in his resignation, Havelange is expected to escape the ignominy of being suspended, or even expelled from I.O.C. membership. Hayatou and Diack, both denying any wrongdoing, are likely to be censored, at worst. Havelange is expected to escape the ignominy of being suspended, or even expelled from I.O.C. membership."
- FIFA says publication of ISL documents delayed
Unbelievable: Major League Baseball Won't Test For HGH In Season Instead of cracking down on PEDs, the sport's governing bodies keep cracking down on recreational drugs.
US Marathoners In The News
- Cornell Alum Max King Wins 4th Straight XTERRA Trail Run World Championship Olympic steeple hopeful Ben Bruce was third.
- Jason Lehmkuhle Happy With His 1:03:37 In Vegas Over Weekend
- A Brief Chat With Former UVA Star Emily Harrison, Who Is Now A 2:32 Marthoner For McMillan Elite
News From Down Under
- Zatopek 10,000 Is This Week
A Look At 50 Years Of The Zatopek 10,000 By Len Johnson
Jacko Gill Throws Shot 20.38m - Sets Age 16 WR - Gets Olympic B Standard
*IAAF On Gill
Pro Track Stars Making News
Three Years Too Late: Asbel Kiprop To Finally Get His Olympic Gold Medal On Wednesday
More News On Young Phenoms: "17"-Year-Old Mohammed Aman, Who Stopped David Rudisha's Winning Streak And Ran 1:43, Is From White Collar Family, Uses Facebook, Likes Action Movies
NCAA Long Jump & 100m Star Ngoni Makusha Has Signed With Li-ning We have no idea if this is new news, but the profile on Makusha in the Zimbabwe paper is new. Makusha wants to keep his Zimbabwe accent so he can pick up American girls.
- Jessica Ennis Gets $500,000 Deal With adidas
- LJ Van Zyl To Skip S. African Outdoor Meets To Focus On Olympics
- After Birth Of 2nd Child And 2nd Retirement, Tia Hellebaut Will Resume Defense Of Her 2008 Olympic High Jump Title In January
2011 Fukuoka Produces Compelling Drama *Photos *Top 10 Results
Josphat Ndambiri Wins In 2:07:36 Debut; Yuki Kawauchi 3rd In 2:09:57 In the most memorable Fukuoka since Sammy Wanjiru's debut in 2007, sub-27 man Josphat Ndambiri, the fastest Kenyan in Japan, lived up the hype in his marathon debut,
as he won comfortably. But once again the story of the day in Japan
was the WILL of the amateur
Kawauchi, who took home top Japanese honors in 2:09:57 and ended up in the medical tent. Alistair Cragg was a DNF and Andrew Lemoncello struggled with a hamstring problem and ran 2:24. MB: *2011
Fukuoka MB Thread *Yuki Kawauchi is a bada$$
*IAAF Recap Kawauchi talks about his new tactic of surging at the water stations.
*Alistair Cragg Fails To Finish In Japan The Irish Times wasn't nice to Cragg, as they said he dropped out "as he has done far too often in the past, including a few high profile track races."
Don't Know Kawauchi? Well, he's a man who approaches races with the mindset of "Every time I run, it's with the mindset that if I die at this race it's OK." He made headlines by fainting at the finish of Tokyo this year. *Video Of Tokyo
*More: *13:59 5k, 29:02 10k Japanese AMATEUR Runs 2:08:37 At Tokyo Marathon And Passes Out *Kawauchi Appreciation Thread *Kawauchi hospitalised with heat exhaustion
Other Weekend Action
- Eritrea's Kidane Tadese Upsets 2010 World XC Champ Joseph Ebuya To Win Spain XC Race Priscah Jepleting Cherono won the women's race.
- LCM Montferland 15k: Philip Langat And Abelbech Afework Win World Marathon Champions Abel Kirui and Edna Kiplaga were both in the race, but came up short. Kirui finished a disappointing 8th and Kiplagat still coming back from injury finished 2nd.
- Yuki Iwai Wins Kumamoto Kosa 10-Miler In 47:08
- IAAF Recap Singapore Marathon Charles Kanyao wins men's race (2:14) and Irene Jerotich Kosgei wins for the women.
RR: Looking Back: Sally Meyerhoff's Promising Path Cut Short Some very good quotes from her and her training log. Her family has started a foundation as tribute to her.
Show Me The Money
Matthew Centrowitz Explains His Decision To Leave Oregon Early To Turn Professional "I weighed
both ends of this. It took me a couple months to decide. ... I had to make the decision based on what would keep me progressing, and keep me hungry."
*Centro Jr. Turns Professional *Matthew Centrowitz Jr., World Championships bronze medallist, has given up his final year of track to run professionally. Financially, it seems like a no-brainer for the former Oregon Duck.
Discuss: Centro Jr Turns Pro
LRC Archives: Worlds: Men's 1,500m: Matt Centrowitz Closes In 51.6 To Get Bronze As Asbel Kiprop And Silas Kiplagat Get Gold And Silver
USATFs: Men's 1,500m Final: Matt Centrowitz Jr. Pulls Away From Bernard Lagat
Video: *Centro's 1,500m Bronze Race *Post Race Reaction/Interview
Turkey Day Action *Manchester Results *Silicon Valley
Manchester: Brian Olinger, Sally Kipyego Win 75th Manchester Road Race ZAP's Landon Peacock and Team USA Minnesota's Andrew Carlson were 2nd and 3rd.
*Local News Coverage www.courant.com
*MB: Brian Olinger, Sally Kipyego Win
Silicon Valley: David McNeill, Jackie Areson Win Silicon Valley Turkey Trot McNeill ran 13:33, Arizona redshirt Stephen Sambu was 2nd, Diego Estrada was 3rd only 3 days after NCAAs, Ritz was 5th (13:49). Race videos/photos posted here.
*Video Interviews With McNeill, Areson And Estrada
*MB: Ritz running 5K on Thanksgiving
Australia: Craig Mottram Runs A Comfortable 13:46 To Win Victorian Champs 5k
Sacramento: Stember Runs 19:30
*Adam Goucher Lists 10 Running Things To Be Thankful For
*10 Things To Be Thankful For In TrackTown USA
Some Interesting Science
*Science Of The Sport Examines Talent Vs. Training And Refutes The "10,000 Hour Rule" Says the "10,000 hour rule" is "nothing more than the realization of genetic potential."
*How Laziness Makes You A Better Runner Basically a study says your body tries to finds a stride/form that uses the least energy when running.
LRC Jason Vigilante Leaves The University Of Virginia Vigilante (the coach of Alan Webb and Robby Andrews), who rose to fame as the mid-d and distance coach at the University of Texas, has confirmed to LetsRun.com that he is no longer leading the Virginia program after three-plus years in Charlottesville. *Discuss: Vig out at UVA
2011 NCAAs Are History *Men's Results *Women's Results *Entire Race Video Replays
Men: LRC Wisconsin Badgers Take Control Early As Lawi Lalang Dominates Lawi Lalang waited until 5k before deciding it was time to crush the competition
once and for all, while #1 Wisconsin
showed no fear and put a stranglehold on the competition from the very beginning and held off a belated charge from Oklahoma State and a surprising Colorado team as the Cowboys tried to three-peat. American Chris Derrick took home individual runner-up honors to cap a brilliant career in style. *Discuss
More: Wisco #1: *Give 'em five: Badgers lay claim to program's fifth national title *Krause earns redemption as Badgers storm to fifth national title host.madison.com
OSU #2: *Dave Smith Calls Loss "Disappointing" - But Expected www.okstate.com
Colorado #3: *Wetmore Calls Medina Most Improved Runner In Country www.denverpost.com *CU Coach Mark Wetmore Pleased With Buffs 3rd Place Run
Individual: Coach Li - I Think Lalang Would Have Got Course Record If He Was Pushed www.arizonawildcats.com
NCAAs On The Boards
- Wisconsin WINS, Okst crumbles, CU almost surprise 2nd
- Best Coaching jobs of teams at Nationals
- German Fernandez had a very good race
- Chad Hall in 44th...
- Eat it Solinsky and Bairu
- Ivy League Hype Machine Fails Again (re: Princeton)
- Is Lawi Lalang on drugs?
- Top-10 Coaching Jobs in Women's NCAA Division I in 2011
- OFFICIAL NCAA D1 UPDATE THREAD
International Weekend Results
- Haile Gebrselassie Wins Nijmegen 15k In 42:44 Over Kenya's Vincent Kipruo (43:15)
*Video Interview With Haile Post-Race Says that the race went out too slow.
- IAAF Recap Spain XC Meet:: World XC Bronze Medallist Vincent Kiprop Chepkok Gets The Win World Marathon silver medallist Priscah Jeptoo dominates the women's race.
- Crazy: Kenyans Race Against Strong Winds, Hot Conditions, And Possible Wildlife Attacks At Masai Half Marathon Nicholas Kipkemboi won in 62:28, Jemima Chelagat for the women in 67:07. Kipkemboi: "Coming here to win makes me proud. There was of course the fear of the wildlife, but I knew there was enough security so I had time to focus on the race."
- 2006 Boston Marathon Champ, Rita Jeptoo Busienei, Wins Local Kenyan Marathon Easily In 2:36:15 Paul Koech won the men's race in 2:15.
- Yokohama Women's International Marathon:
*Japan's Ryoko Kizaki Wins Yokohama International Women's Marathon She won over 2009 World Championships silver medallist Ozaki, but said, "I was close to giving up when she spurted in the last two kilometres, but I tried not to give up until the last hundred metres. I kept thinking that I want to go to the London Olympics." However, her time might not be fast enough to get her selected.
*Britain’s Mara Yamauchi Secures Olympic Spot With 3rd Place (2:27:24)
*Rene Kalmer Runs Fastest Time By A South African In 12 Years For 5th (2:29:59)
*Japan Running News Recap Yokohama And Other Japan Results Japan marathon NR holder, Mizuki Noguchi, fades in Neijmegen 15k and gets 5th.
Steve Mullings Found Guilty He may face a lifetime ban as this is his second offense. *2nd Article
*BOA Chariman Colin Moynihan Accused Of Making "Misinformed Allegations" By Angry WADA Chief
*Colin Moynihan To Defend Anti-Doping Policy Against WADA
Week That Was
LRC Geoffrey Mutai Amazes Again, Adam Goucher Retires, & Lukas Verzbicas Calls It Quits We go behind the scenes to take a look at the last two weeks in the running world, which included the NYC Marathon, Adam Goucher's retirement, and Lukas Verzbicas leaving Oregon mid-season. Plus we take a look at the Phil Hersh-Ryan Hall spat and compare Hall to Tim Tebow.
Alan Webb Still With Nike
Look Out, Nike: Kenyan Brand Kourage Launched Of course Nike and Kourage both don't have a chance since Puma has partnered with little LetsRun.com for the LRC Puma Faas Challenge.
2011 ING NYC Marathon *Men's Results *Women's Results *Viewing Info *Flash Yahoo Photos
LRC 2:05:06!!! Geoffrey Mutai Caps Year In Style An unbelievable year in men's marathoning had an appropriate finish, as the Kenyan man who had the most unbelievable of all years, Geoffrey Mutai, smashed the previous NYC Marathon record by a stunning 2:38 - that's two minutes and 38 seconds. If it wasn't the
greatest 2nd-greatest men's marathon performance
ever, you'll have to tell us what was. American Meb Keflezighi hung with the leaders for 20 miles after a blistering 63:16 1st half and ended up with a much-deserved PR. Mutai picked up $200,000 by winning, but the big financial winner was runner-up Emmanuel Mutai, who won $635,000 ($500,000 for the WMM title).
LRC Mary Keitany Beats Herself The women's race was full of gut-wrenching drama, as Mary Keitany went out in a crazy 67:56. The problem was she came back in 74:42, as unheralded Firehiwot Dado (Rome Marathon champ) got the win.
LRC Post-Race Interviews: Meb And His Coach Bob Larsen Talks About His PR Despite Throwing Up Plus the winners Geoffrey Mutai, Firehiwot Dado, men's and women's top 3, Ed Moran, Molly Pritz, Lauren Fleshman and Bobby Curtis.
Some Interesting Stuff
- Not Just Talent: Crazy Training Montage Video From NZ's 16-Yr Old Shot Putter, Jacko Gill Gill already has a qualifying mark for London and his best throw would have placed him 8th in Daegu. He said "I wasn't too happy with the distance but it's an Olympic qualifying mark so I can't be too angry with it. It's pretty cool, but I'm not happy just to qualify. I don't want to go over to London to fill out the numbers."
- NBA Players Agree To HGH Testing We love the NFL players' objections to it, as they don't think the tests are accurate for larger players who "naturally" have elevated levels.
- Dream Big: Staten Island Runner Mike Cassidy Is One Of The Last Men Into The OT Marathon With A 2:18:52 "I've haven't run to my maximum potential. I know a lot of things have to fall into place but it's (qualifying for the Olympics) not unthinkable."
- Running Times: The Future Of American Road Racing Toni Reavis: "We have a generation of people who think that racing is boring when it's not boring--it's staged boringly and it's presented boringly."
Looking Ahead To Sunday *Euro XC Champs Live Stream
- Miami Half Marathon: Tim Nelson, US XC Champ Brent Vaughn, And Simon Bairu Lead Men's Field
*Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan And Lisa Koll Running "Latin Music" Miami Beach Half Marathon This Sunday Good interview with Kara with interesting insight into her decision to leave Salazar/join Schumacher, along with the differences in training/dynamics between the two groups. Apparently they are going into this race "really tired" to simulate the 2nd half of a marathon.
- SPAR European XC Champs: Men's Preview
UK And Olympic News
- UK's Jo Pavey Still Has To Wait To See If She Will Join Paula Radcliffe And Mara Yamauchi On Olympic Team
- IOC "Disciplines" Lamine Diack For Taking Money *2nd article
- Charles Van Commenee Wants Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist Daley Thompson, To Light Olympic Flame Also made a good point that Roger Bannister should be a candidate.
- Unique Interview With UK's Jenny Meadows Admits to "racing" cars when she was younger and an addiction to chocolate.
- Olympic Games Fail To Inspire UK Kids To Participate In Sports
- Q&A With TJ WR Holder Jonathan Edwards "I'd love to see Phillips win in my event, but not break my world record!"
- They Still Have An Olympic Games To Host, But GB Is Already Looking Ahead To Their "Medal Haul" At Rio De Janeiro 2016
- Seb Coe Admits They Will Have A Hard Time Staying Within Olympic Games Budget
Two Recommended Reads From The 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games
- NPR Story On Mexico City Olympic
GoldBronze Medallist John Carlos Carlos was made famous by making his iconic "black power" salute on the medal stand and received a ton of backlash for it, including threats on his life. The pressure led his wife to kill herself, but he still says he would do it again.
- 1972 Olympic 400m Gold Medallist Vincent Matthews (4 X 4 Gold In '68) Inducted Into T&F Hall Of Fame Matthews: "I had to work. I had to have a job. There was no possible way of making money from track. The top guys of today, they can't understand what we went through." He talks about night-time practice sessions where they scaled the fence of a locked-up high school track.
- Heisman Trophy Finalist, Robert Griffin III, Was a Major Track Star First
- A Former 4:08 Marathoner Has Made The Women's Trials Erin O'Mara ran a 4:08 in 2006 and dropped her time in huge chunks each year to get the standard. We still give her props as she improved a ton and ran 7 marathons in two calendar years to do it.
- Ryan Bak USATF Athlete Of Week After Finishing First American At CIM In 2:14:17 (Road Debut) Is training partners with US Trail Marathon Champ, Max King.
News From Kenya
- Who Will Get The Last Spot On The Kenyan Marathon Team? Abel Kirui and Patrick Makau have already been promised spots, leaving one left to be decided between Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai, Emmanual Mutai and Moses Mosop. Some have suggested that they pick a qualifying race (like London) and fastest time goes.
- Apparently The IOC Told Kenya If They Didn't Get Asbel Kiprop His Medal By The End Of This Year, They Were Taking It Back
- David Rudisha And Patrick Makau Among Those Up For Sports Personality of the Year Awards
Who Needs An Agent?
Want To Sponsor A Potential Olympian? 10.23 British Sprinter Puts Himself Up on Ebay After Failing To Find A Sponsor The reserve is £30,000 (and has been met). LetsRun.com says, "No thanks. For that price, we'll get a couple 26:45/2:06 Kenyans. *Bid Here (link fixed) *2nd Article On Ellington
Week That Was
LRC Centro Goes Pro (Should German Have Too?), Kawauchi, NXN, And How Soft Are The Women's Olympic Marathon Trials Standards? We cover the big stories in the world of running in the last week, the ones above, plus the USATF convention and we take a look at the amazing depth of the Fukuoka marathon, where you can't compete unless you can run under 2:42.
Yuwi Kawauchi's Top Japanese Finish At Fukuoka In 2:09:57 Throws Olympic Selection Process Into Confusion The Japanese federation isn't sure what to do as Fukuoka was one of the 3 Olympic selection races and Kawauchi was the top Japanese finisher even though he claimed he was just running the race for experience and that he'll go back to Tokyo and make the OTeam in fine fashion by running 2:08 again.
- Meet Julius Achon - A Modern Day Hero "Julius Achon ran and ran, away from civil war in Uganda all the way to an NCAA title and the Olympics. But on a visit home, when he saw 11 starving orphans huddled under a bus ... well, he wasn't going to run away from that."
- Learn All About Haile Gebrselassie's Business Interests & Kenenisa Bekele's The article is full of great details and says Haile is worth $50 million and employs 600 people. Bekele's infludence is growing and he's building a new track (to help stop his calf problems), as well as the Kenenisa Bekele Grand Hotel. But no worries - the Emperor still rules, as The Haile Resort is the best resort in Ethiopia and features the 2nd largest discotheque in Ethiopia.
- Ireland's Chef De Mission For 2012 Olympics, Sonia O'Sullivan, Reflects On Her Own Great Career She rips the Chinese along the way. "8:06 for 3,000 metres for a woman is kinda out of this world."
- "17"-Year-Old Mohammed Aman, Who Stopped David Rudisha's Winning Streak And Ran 1:43, Is From White Collar Family, Uses Facebook, Likes Action Movies
News Stories Getting A Lot Of Talk On The Boards
Girl qualifies for Footlocker Nationals... declines invitation This story is pretty cool. The girl is Sarah Robinson and she's declining because she's got an under-17 national soccer team training camp. Sarah was a 19 minute 5ker earlier in the year and now is a star at two sports.
*Sarah Robinson's Coach Posts About Her Rapid Improvement, Skipping Foot Locker
*Palo Alto Online Story On Sarah Robinson
Trevor Dunbar To Transfer To Oregon Dunbar finished 35th at NCAAs for #8 Portland (Oregon didn't make the meet). Props to this poster for predicting Vin would get a big transfer at Oregon.
Details Released On Disappearance Of UAA Runner Marko Cheseto We wish him the best as he really does have a second chance at life. *MBoard Thread On Marko Cheseto
More Weekend Marathon News
Huge News We Missed: Kate Gosselin Just Barely Breaks 5 Hours
Morgan Uceny Runs 1:20 Half Marathon
Cal International: Sacramento Bee Article On Erick Monyenye Winning Cal International Marathon
Good Read: Trials Qualifiers At CIM Pretty Happy
Dallas: *John Itati Wins Marathon, Loses To High School Relay
*Former Razorback Scott MacPherson Wins Half In 1:06 In Tune Up For Trials
RNR Las Vegas Half Marathon *Results
Sean Houseworth Is Surprise Winner At RNR Las Vegas Half Marathon Houseworth won in 1:03:12 over Jason Hartmann (2nd - 1:03:34), and Jason Lehmkuhle (3rd - 1:03:37), but says he probably won't run the Trials. Australia's 2004 World XC Champ Benita Willis won the women's race in 1:10:40 over Amy Hastings (1:11:22).
*Marathon Recap: Peter Omae Wins In 2:28:13; Zsofia Erdelyi Win's Women's In 2:48:59
MB: Lots of OT qualifiers at CIM More American OT qualifiers at California International Marathon.
- New IAAF Rule Will Let Athletes Display 2 Logos On Uniforms Nick Symmonds: "Who knows, you could be seeing Nick McDonald's running in the Olympics next year."
- No Deal: US And IOC Still Unable To Reach Revenue Deal After Year Of Negotiations Washington Post
- Athletics Ireland Setting Extra Strict Standards For Even Its Youth Athletes
- BOA Chief Talks About Plans To Go To CAS Over Olympic Bylaw Dispute With WADA
- Blogger Says BOA Critics Barking Up Wrong Tree Some good quotes with opinions from various athletes including Paula Radcliffe and Jessica Ennis.
- Former Fifa President, 95-Year-Old Joao Havelange, Resigns From IOC To Avoid Being Potentially Punished For Receiving Bribes
NXN: CBA And FM Win It *Results
- FM Girls Win 6th Straight National Title Unreal, kudos to coach Bill Aris, who said, "Without question, this was the most challenging year for us."
- DyeStat Recap: Futsum And CBA Win On Boys Side, FM And Sara Baxter For The Girls
- 6th Straight NXN Victory For Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Coach Bill Aris said he dedicated all his efforts to his father and fellow coach, John Aris, who passed away less than a month ago.
- MileSplit Pics And Video
- Darren Fahy And Karlie Garcia Win FL West Regional
- On The Boards: *Futsum Wins It!!
*Sarah Baxter wins NXN!!!
*2011 FOOTLOCKER Championship: Futsum Z. (2011 NXN Champ) or Edward Cheserek for the win?
Two Recommended Reads From New Zealand
- Jake And Zane Robertson Chasing A Dream In Deepest Africa If you aren't familiar with their story, the two twin brothers left home four years ago at 17 to live and train in Kenya. Apparently they are now living separately with African girlfriends, one in Kenya and one in Ethiopia.
- For 16-Year-Old Jacko Gill, Olympics Are Just One Throw Away Jacko's dad, Walter: "When he goes into a build-up phase, he does three training sessions a day. Some of them are in the middle of the night. The house shakes and the dog runs outside. We might be asleep, and he'll be lifting weights or bounding up and down the stairs to our bedroom door. He's definitely different. How we ever produced that, I'll never know, but we're very proud of him."
- Closing Notes From USATF Annual Meeting
- After Getting Kicked Out Of AAC Meeting, Club Council Talks To USATF Interim CEO Mike McNees They convinced him to remove the IAAF logo restrictions from the Club XC Champs meet. Now the only uniform rules enforced at Club Nationals will "be the ones in the USATF Rule Book (not the Draconian 'uniform guidelines')." *USATF Release
- LRC Chaos At USATF Convention
Make Good Progress On Logo Restrictions
The twittersphere blew up after a meeting that was being streamed on
the internet without the participants' knowledge was shut down in grand
fashion with people storming out of it, but all in all the athletes are
making good progress. Bob Hersh of the IAAF surprised them by saying in 2012 the IAAF will allow 2 logos on jerseys.
- Track&Field News Print Article On Athlete Logo Issue Talks about Lauren Fleshman's issue with her "tattoo" at NYC Marathon.
*Ethiopia’s New York Runner-Up Buzunesh Deba Will Run Boston Marathon She'll spend the winter in Albuquerque, New Mexico to get away from the Northeast snow.
*"Geb: Ethiopian Legend Who Ran His Way To Fortune"
*The Great Ethiopian Run Struggles To Clean Up The Post-Race Mess
2 Weeks And NCAAs In Review
LRC NCAAs Go According To Form, Chris Derrick's College Career Comes To An End, Tim Tebow = Don't Overtrain, Track Returns To The Garden, And Alan Webb Has Sex Now that we've got your attention with the Alan Webb headline, get your weekly read on the running world. After the Thanksgiving break, we're back with a good week in review if we must say so ourselves. Plus a little comedy if you haven't seen the Border Clash XC false-start video.
Protesters In India Burn Seb Coe's Effigy They are upset that Dow chemical is sponsoring the Olympic stadium wrap as Dow now owns Union Carbide - a company which killed at least 3,700 Indians 27 years ago.
- LaShawn Merritt - "One mistake should not cost me my career." Maybe we should add (tiny) mistake?
- WADA Head States The Obvious - Doping Positives Don't Tell The Whole Story 1-2% of people test positive but people believe more than 10% dope.
More News From Europe
- UK's 200m Runner Elaine O'Neill Coming Back From Injury To Try And Make 2012 Games
- $1.85M Embezzled From IOC Musuem's Bank Account Bureaucrats don't worry; it's not much more than Doug Logan's severance package.
- Are French Men The Favorites For Next Weekend's European Cross?
*Record Number Of Entrants Expected
- Politicians Jump On The Bandwagon: Members Of Parliament Accuse BBC Of "Bias" Over All-Male Short List For Sports Personality Of Year
- Brit Perri Shakes-Drayton Is More Motivated Than Ever After Missing 400H Final By .01
- Coca-Cola To Create Olympic Park Pavilion
- Meet Rollie Geiger - NC State's Coach Has Won 56% Of The School's ACC Titles (43)
- USATF Annual Convention Day 2 Recap
- Football Star And 10.05 Man Marvin Bracy Has Signed With FSU And Is Hoping To Make 2012 Olympics
- How Runner Gabriele Anderson Beat Cancer On Her Way To London 2012
The Uganda Witch Trials
Moses Kipsiro & Other Top Athletes Flee Home Training Area Because Of Witchcraft Where the 12:50 performer Kipsiro lives, the police get three reports a week of witches operating. Recently two women in their 80s were thrown off a cliff.
A Brief Chat With 4:07 1500-Meter Runner Katie Follett A recent engagement has resulted in a new coach for the first year pro.
This Would Have Been Quote Of The Day Had It Not Been For Centro: Question For NCAA #4 And Canadian XC Champ Cam Levins - Q: What was your average mileage per week throughout the fall season? A: 155+ miles *MB: Cam Levins is my new favorite runner
Recommended Read Rich Castro, Founder Of Bolder Road Runners, Retires As Head Of Road Runners We loved this quote: "Before there was a running boom in Boulder, before Frank Shorter won his gold and silver Olympic medals and helped Steve Bosley start the Bolder Boulder 10K, before the Boulder Creek Path and all the area training groups, there was Rich Castro."
Getting Ready For The US Olympic Marathon Trials
- A Brief Chat With 2:29:35 Marthoner Stephanie Rothstein The sufferer of celiac disease is getting ready for the Trials.
- A Brief Chat With 2:11:06 Marathoner Jason Hartmann
2011 NCAAs Are History *Men's Results *Women's Results *Entire Race Video Replays
Women: LRC Georgetown, Reid Win Tight Battles Six women kicked for home over the last 400m of the race but in
the end it turned into the duel
many expected and Sheila Reid of Villanova got the narrow win over Jordan Hasay.
The big surprise was in the team's race, where the Georgetown women, who were only third at Big East, won by eight over Washington as #1 Florida State faltered and finished 4th. *Discuss
More: *Georgetown Gets Its First National CC Title GUHoyas.com
*Washington Comes Up 8 Points Short GoHuskies.com
*#1 FSU Finishes 4th & Coach Karen Harvey Pulls No Punches"I felt like I was watching a nightmare. I really thought there was no way this is happening." www.seminoles.com
*Wetmore Says 11th-Placed Colorado Women Purposely Peaked For PAC-12s, Not NCAAs www.denverpost.com
*The FSU women finished fourth and the men 12th at NCAA Cross Country Championships www.seminoles.com
*Lananna Says Hasay's Runner-Up Finish Was A Big Step Forward As She Didn't Get Antsy & Kick Too Early www.oregonlive.com
A Former Leading Lady In The News
Soap Opera: 1991 World 10,000 Champ Liz McColgan Cleared Of Attacking Husband But the evidence reveals she had been having an affair, he had installed spyware on her computer to track her typings, and he had a secret SIM card to send her and her boyfriend text messages.
USATF Showing Some Leadership
Track And Field Will Be Back In The Garden The Millrose Games may have
died moved to the Armory but USATF has stepped up and shown some leadership by announcing they will put on a new meet at Madison Square Garden next year, the US Open. Bernard Lagat says he's running it and most importantly ESPN will be televising it, showing the world our sport is
not a complete joke and can be held on a grand stage. Three cheers for USATF (we're not sure if we've ever said those words in the same sentence). *MBoard Thread *USATF Article
He Will Be Missed Adam Goucher Retires Goucher is having knee surgery on Friday and says his competitive racing career is over. We've always said that one way to judge whether a runner's
career was a good one or not is simple: Were They Good Enough That They Could Retire Or Just Quit? Goucher certainly is retiring, as he had an INCREDIBLE career - Foot Locker champ, NCAA champ indoors, NCAA champ outdoors
and NCAA champ in XC, USA champ in XC and track and an Olympian. Goucher is a runner at heart and we wouldn't rule out seeing him in the 2016 Marathon Trials.
*MB: Adam Goucher retires
Frankfurt *Larger Image Of Kipsang At Finish
Frankfurt: Oh-So-Close: 2:03:42 - Wilson Kipsang's World Record Assault Comes Up Just Short IAAF The world of marathoning continues to be simply amazing
on the men's side.
*AP Recap Levy Matebo was second (2:05:16) and Albert Matebor third (2:05:25) as the women's CR was broken by Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).
Pre-Race: Last Year's 2:04:57 Course Record Holder Wilson Kipsang Says World Record Can Fall At Sunday's BMW Frankfurt Marathon Kipsang may be getting a bit ahead of himself, but he's very good. More on Kipsang here.
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
*Yohan Blake Signs Multi-Million Dollar Endorsement Deal With WATA Bottled Water
*It's Always About The Money Usain Bolt And Yohan Blake Might Race Before London ... If Someone Is Willing To Pay For It Glen Mills: "Track and field is not just a sport, it's also a business ... so it all depends on what meets are able to afford both runners to run in the same event."
*Mills Happy To See IAAF Lower A Standards
*COLD: A Marathon In Antarctica Our question is what was the winning time?
*Michael Johnson Wouldn't Have Let Oscar P Race World Champs
NCAA Women's Photo Gallery
NCAA Men's Photo Gallery (500+ Photos)
Beautiful People (NCAA XC Banquet Photos)
The LRC PUMA 55 - The 12 Days Of PUMA
Day #4: LRC The LRC Puma Faas 55 #4: Married Guys With Kids And A Guy Whose Wife Of 12 Years Left Him And Took The Kids Everyone knows the LRC man is an expert on women. Today we salute the
LRCers, married with kids,
who still are banging out high mileage weeks and even making the Olympic Marathon Trials. Plus we have some sympathy for a dude whose wife and kids left him and running is his refuge. You think you're worthy to put the PUMA Faas
shoes to the test? Enter the LRC PUMA Faas Challenge here.
Day 3: Winter Wonderland: South Dakota, A National Champion Coach, Valdez, Alaska, and TxRUNNERgirl Represent
Day 2: #6-10: A 27:31 10ker, A Marine Corps Marathon Champ, A Girl From Our Favorite High School, And A Guy Who Loves Asics
Day 1: LRC Introducing The LRC PUMA 55
Asafa Powell And Veronica Campbell-Brown Racing At US Open (Madison Square Garden Games Should Be The Name) Tickets go on sale today. In other news, the Meet Formerly Known as the Millrose Games announced its schedule (Brittney Reese and Jesse
jumping). This all would be much easier if the meet going to be held in the Armory let the meet being held in the Garden have its name back. Track and Field needs to be on the biggest stage possible. That means national TV in the Garden.
We didn't realize that the meets are even on the same day. Update: The meets are on different days. The problem is "the Millrose" meet at the Armory does not seem to be in control of the Millrose
website, so we looked at last year's date by accident.
Good Read: 60 Seconds With Maurice Greene (He Talks About Partying, Jon Drummond Peeing In His Lane Before A Race) We're still grateful for the time Maurice threw a party in LA in 2005 and it was open bar for a half an hour on his tab.
Usain Bolt Q&A And Video Interview With ESPN The Magazine
NCAA XC Is Here
LRC NCAA XC Prediction Contest Powered By Puma Our world-famous NCAA Prediction Contests are back. Tell us who will win in Terre Haute and you could win some cool Puma gear or $200,010 if you have a perfect ballot.
Cross-Country For The "Geekiest" And "Nerdiest" (Discuss Here)
LRC Catching Up With Olympian Michael Stember:
Olympian Stember On Dunking A Basketball, Nerds Running Cross-Country, And Trying To Break 18 Minutes For 5k We know it drives a few people nuts when we call one of our own interviews a MUST read, but we are quite proud of this one. Stember talks about everything - from wondering if he really should have been an 800-meter runner, to having figured out the inner-city school problem, to solving the energy crisis and much more. Along the way he admits he once ran a 4-minute mile after months of drinking and only 3 weeks of running, admits to Gallowalking during his current training and says he has secured a rabbit to pace him to a sub-18 5k so he can win his bet on CharityBets.
NYC Men's Photo Gallery
NYC Women's Photo Gallery
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- Couple questions about summer training?
- Peter Snell Interview and his thoughts on Lydiard training
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