Quote Of The Day

"It just seems weird to be in contention to win a national title. A little strange."

- 3rd-ranked Iowa State's #2 runner Meaghan Nelson talking about her team's chances at winning an NCAA Cross-Country crown today in Louisville, KY.

NCAAs Are TODAY *Live Stream Info (12 Noon Eastern For Women, 1:15pm For Men) No TV Coverage

LRC Women's Team Preview: Oregon Or Florida State? What About Darkhorse Providence? It should be a fierce battle in Kentucky for the NCAA crown. Florida State is favored, but should they be? Last year they choked it big time.

LRC Women's Individual Preview: Can Jordan Hasay Do It? Or Will Betsy Saina Or Abbey D'Agostino Prevent The Fairy Tale Ending?
*LRC Fan Polls Individual Predictions

More NCAA News:

Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click on photo)

Weekend Action That Isn't Happening In The Midwest

Non-NCAA Weekend Action

If You're Not Cheating Part 2: Jon Rankin Wonders How Cheating In Sports Can Be Stopped

International News

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

Kenyan News

US News: Lolo Jones Wins Bobsled World Cup Silver Medal

NCAA Nationals Are TODAY *Live Stream Info (12 Noon Eastern For Women, 1:15pm For Men)

The Votes Are Coming In
NCAA Cross-Country Fan Polls Men's Predictions The first votes are in and we present to you the projections for 31 teams and 79 individuals at NCAAs. Voting still open in our $200,012 NCAA prediction contest.

LRC NCAA Cross-Country Fan Polls Women's Predictions Jordan Hasay is the favorite over Abbey D'Agostino, but you helped us rank 86 individuals and all 31 teams.

LRC DIII Fan Poll Predictions page fixed Keep spreading the word.

LRC DII Fan Poll Predictions

LRC Men's Team Preview: Expect A Battle Between #1 Oklahoma State, #4 Wisco And #7 Colorado LRC breaks down the field and disses #2 Stanford and #2 Iona while giving #4 Wisconsin and #7 Colorado a chance. Disagree? Vote in our $200,012 prediction contest.

LRC Men's Individual Preview: Can Anyone Stop Lawi Lalang? Will An American Get In The Top 10? Lawi Lalang won NCAAs last year as a freshman. If he wins this time, he could be on his way to becoming the first 4-time NCAA champion.

More NCAA News:

International News: CAS Going Out Of It's Way To Help Dopers

Section Of US 97 Going Through Ashton Eaton's Home Town Renamed Ashton Eaton Boulevard

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US All-Time Greats In The News

Assorted News From The UK

Kenyan News: Paul Tergat Is On The IOC

Pro Track/Road News

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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

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.

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?

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