When Life Gives You Lemons, Go Race A Marathon In Japan

Yet Another Great Dies Too Young

Former 10k WR Holder Joseph Kimani Has Died At Age 40 The former road superstar took down the world's best in the 10k by a ridiculous 30 seconds in the summer of 1996 as he ran a still unthinkable 27:04 at Peachtree. He won virtually every big road race in the US at least once, also set a 12k WR, and is still the CR holder at Boilermaker.

More: *LRC MB Remembrances of Kimani
RRW Article On Kimani
*Utica Observer Dispatch: Joseph Kimani, Boilermaker all-time great, dies at age 40
*Kimani's Death Getting Mentioned In Slovenia (Translated)
*AJC: Peachtree record holder passes away

UK Administrative Stuff: Olympic Stadium Situation Still A Mess

Quick Work: 2008 & 2012 Olympic Javelin Champion (And Former UMinn Gopher) Barbora Spotakova Is Pregnant And Will Not Compete In 2013 "I don't fear losing my appetite for sport - it's in my blood. My partner and I have been really hoping for this, we've allowed things to take their course and we've succeeded."

A Case That Makes The Caster Semenya Situation Seem Like A Fairy Tale

MB: Indian Female Gold Medallist, Pinki Pramanik, Formally Charged With Rape After Being Determined To Be Male - She Says No, It's Just Result Of Drugs I Took

*Asian Games Gold Medallist Pinki Pramanik Charged With Rape After Medical Reports Confirm Her As Male
*Pinki Pramanik Blames Injections For Her "Masculine" Physique
*Pinki Pramanik Plans Defamation Case Against Cops, Prosecutor
*Medical Reports Confirm Pinki Is A Male
*Police Forcing Me To Commit Suicide, Says Pinki Praminik

Laughable: Cycling Head Pat McQuaid Says UCI Will Establish Confidential Doping Hotline To Build Trust & Says Releases Open Letter to Peloton That Says He's Been A Leader In Anti-Doping Movement It's a little too late for gestures and false statements like this: "The UCI has always been a pioneer in the fight against doping, a fact recognised by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and the IOC (International Olympic Committee) among others," wrote McQuaid in his letter addressed "Dear rider."

More Weekend Results

Richmond Marathon, Half & 8k + Athens, Beirut & Istanbul Marathons *Richmond Photos

Neely Spence Runs With Dad Steve For 3 Miles Then Smashes 8k Course Record With 25:22 Win Steve ran 25:45. Ethiopians won the half marathons. Mengstu Nebsi set a CR at 1:03:21 as Hirut Beyen ran 1:15.14. *Discuss

Kenya's Kipkoech Ruto Wins Richmond Marathon In 2:15 As American Christo Landry Debuts In 2:17 After Pushing Pace Early Hoping For 2:12

Aziza Aliyu Of Ethiopia - Who Was Going To Run In New York - Blows Away Women's Field In 2:40:21
A pretty easy run for Aliyu, who has a 2:36 PR.

Richmond Marathon Acquires A New York Accent Not too much of one as the first place prize was only $2,500.

Istanbul:Tortoise Beats The Hare 
Stephan Chebogut Picks up $50,000 & Wins Istanbul Marathon By 4 + Minutes In 2:11:05 As Leaders Blow Up After Going Out In 62:47 (new link) Koren Jelela won the women's title in 2:28:05.

Marathon Record Is Now 2:11:35 Thanks To Raymond Bett That's a long way from the 2:58:50 that won the 1896 Olympics. The women's race was won in 2:40:00.
*59-Year-Old Man Running 10k As Part Of Athens Marathon Dies From Heart Attack After Finishing

33,000 Run As Ethiopia's Kedir Fekadu Wins In 2:12:57 Saeda Kedir won the women's race in 2:35:08 as American Mary Akor was third in 2:37:32.

Other Marathon News: Great News: Philly Takes 1,360 NY Would-Be Marathoners - Says They'll Donate $100 Hurricane Sandy Relief
*Ridiculous: New York Marathon Giving Out Finisher Medals Even Though No One Finished The Race

Kenyan XC Meet

Pre-Regionals News

Pre-Race: LRC John Kellogg's Projected Team And Individual Qualifiers Thanks to message board poster "devils advocate," we were able to tell you what teams and individuals would get in if JK's picks hold up.
NCAA XC Regional And National Polls: The Numbers Are In Nate Silver is still crunching his numbers for NCAAs, but the LRC polls are in. We've got the national and regional top 10 before regional action. John Kellogg's Pre-Regional Projected 2012 NCAA Cross-Country Team and Individual Qualifiers
LRC John Kellogg's 2012 Individual NCAA Cross Country Formchart - The Top 10 Individuals Who has in the inside track on being the King and Queen of collegiate running? Will an American man crack the top 10? Could a true frosh American woman win it all? What about Jordan Hasay?
LRC John Kellogg's Amazing Regional Previews LRC stats/prediction/coaching guru John Kellogg, the one man on the planet who saw the possibility of the 2:03:02 coming before Boston 2011, tells you what he sees coming on Friday at the NCAA Cross-Country Regionals.
*Northeast Region *Mid-Atlantic *Southeast *South *South Central *Great Lakes *Midwest *Mountain *West

*RunningTimes Looks At The "At Large Bid" Process For Making It Into NCAAs Dartmouth coach Barry Harwick: "It's a really fair system, without any backroom politicking."
*Good Oregonian Profile On Oregon's Top Runner This Year, Alexi Pappas, Who Came In As A Grad Student After Finishing At Dartmouth Last Year Pappas: "Our team is dangerous. With the work we've put in, if we come with confidence there is no telling how great we can be."

Kenyan News

US News: Lolo Jones Wins Bobsled World Cup Silver Medal

NCAA Cross-Country Is Almost Here

LRC $200,012 NCAA Cross-Country Nationals D1 Prediction Contest Nationals are this SATURDAY (not Monday) and just in time, our world famous prediction contest is back. You could win $200,012 or $2,012 or nothing. All you have to do is pick your top ten teams and top ten individuals from our guide.
*Final DI National Rankings Have Oklahoma State And Florida State As #1s
*The Wood Report: Guy Who Gave You Previews For All Conference Champs Predicts Top Men's Teams & Individuals At NCAAs He goes through and predicts the top 50 individuals.

LRC DII NCAA Cross-Country Nationals Prediction Contest link fixed Who says we don't love you on LetsRun.com?
*DII News And NCAA Previews From New Running Website Huxley Running Company

LRC DIII NCAA Cross-Country Nationals Prediction Contest After you enter, email your friends if you want DIII to get more love on LRC in the future.

More NCAA News:
OSU Coach Dave Smith Says His Team Is "Racing A Little Angry" At NCAAs "We are hungry again. Last year stung pretty badly. We are training and racing with a chip on our shoulder, like we did in previous years. We are running like we have something to prove, training and racing a little angry."
Stanford Teams Happy With Where They're At After Regionals
*Q&A With Iowa State's Meaghan Nelson On The Team's Training And Outlook Ahead Of NCAAs She says her mileage has got up to 100-plus, and many others are in the 70-100 range.

Kenyan News: Paul Tergat Is On The IOC

Pro Track/Road News

Previous NCAA News

There's Smart And Then Stanford Smart NCAA Okays Private Plane To Take Stanford's Miles Unterreiner To Rhodes Scholarship Interview From NCAA XC Meet
AP Article On Unterreiner
*D3 Runner Annie Lydens Of Pomona Pitzer Will Skip NCAAs To Go To Interview
*MB: NCAA XC vs Rhodes Scholarship

Oscar P Receives Honorary Doctorate From Glasgow's Strathclyde University - A Leader In Prosthetic Research
*Daily Mail On Oscar P

After 3 Days In Cell With 40 Men, One Open Toilet And A Blanket That Had Not Been Washed In Years, Former World High Jump Champion Jacques Freitag Gets Bail

National Security Issues Start With Running:
Wall Street Journal Examines Paula Broadwell And David Petraeus' Running: "Paula Broadwell Is Faster Than You"
She ran 1:36 for the half marathon at 39.

Recommended Reads And Seb Coe News


Texas' Women's Coach Beverly Kearney Placed Under "Paid Leave" Pending A Review Of "Issues" In The Program
*MB: U Of Texas?

Pro News: Galen Rupp Will Be Back At It November 23rd In Japan

NYC News: NYPD To Refund Fees Paid By NYC Marathon Police fees were the main reason entry fees spiked for the 2012 marathon.

NCAA Stuff

Recommended Read If You Are A Seb Coe Fan
British Journalist Reads Seb Coe's Autobiography, Interviews Him And Then Totally Pans Him As An "Uninspiring" Bore
We don't think we've ever read a more critical review of someone who is such a success.

Nice Read:
20-Year-Old Irish Pentathlete, Whose Inspiration Is Steve Prefontaine, Has Painfully Made Himself Into One Of The World's Elite With Just A Ton Of Hard Work

Japan And China Go To War Over A Marathon?

A Bit Random But Very Interesting

Jamaica's - Yes Jamaica's - Kemoy Campbell Is Arkansas' #1 XC Man Right Now The Jamaican junior record holder at 1,500 (3:42 from 2008 when he was just 17) and 14:18 is running well in his first year at Arkansas.

Cam Levins Will Move On Without His Southern Utah Coach Eric Houle - He's Getting Ready For Attempt At Canadian XC Title #3 Looks like the Malcolm Gladwell look-alike will be coached by Speed River's Dave Scott-Thomas, but Houle deserves a ton of props in our minds for just letting Levins run that much.

Not Sure If This Is Funny/Sad

Janitor At San Diego's Mission Bay Park - Home Of USA XC In 2008 And 2011 - Says Runners, Particulary Women, Are Mean *Discuss

Alberto - Time To Put This In The Nike Budget

Mushroom That Supposedly Powered Record-Breaking Ma's Army (Chinese Women) In 1990s Now Sells For Thousands Of Dollars Per Pound
*Longer Article On Mushroom Translated In German

Proof Everyone Reads LetsRun? Days After We Bemoaned Fact Superstars Didn't Exist Anymore - It's Brought Back

Has This Been Alberto Certified?
Mo Farah To Face Other British Gold Medallists In Superstars Competition
Sounds like fun as they'll do races over 100m and 800m, archery, javelin, a 50m swim, a kayak race, a cycling hill climb and the challenges in the gym tests.
*MB Archive: Superstars Competition half-mile run record is 1:57.36?
MB Archive: 1981 Superstars Half Mile

Meet Hosting News

It's Hard To Keep Up With LetsRun.com's Cutting Edge Design

Olympics-Related News

Former Rice University All-American Becky Wade Traveling The World And Blogging On Her Experience With Different Running Cultures Currently she's spending 2 months in Ethiopia working with the Yaya Girls Program, which tries to help female Ethiopians through job training, language classes, and distance running. *MB Thread

Lance Armstrong

HS News

24-Year-Old Jogger Gets Confronted/Groped By Group Of Teens In Central Park

NCAA Regionals *Men's Results *Women's Results *Saturday: DIII Regional Results

LRC Official 2012 NCAA D1 Cross-Country Fields Announced Everything that we told you would happen did happen.
LRC Men's Results From All 9 Regions In 1 Place
We give you all the team finishers plus the top 25 individual finishers for each region.
LRC Women's Results From All 9 Regions In 1 Place
Projected Men's NCAA Qualifying Teams Famed message board poster "devils advocate" (okay, we just heard of him today) has run the numbers through his computer program and tells you who is in and who is out.
Projected Women's NCAA Qualifying Teams
MB: NCAA DI Region Results

By Region:

New Scientific Study Says Ice Baths Don't Actually Help Athletes With Recovery After Exercises Yeah, and there are also studies which say you're less likely to be injured if you run on the hard pavement instead of soft trails.

More On Athlete Contracts: LRC Jesse Williams Of Brooks Sports: Brooks Shoe Contracts Don't Have Reduction Clauses

Field Event News

Sunday Action

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