Weekend Cross-Country Action: Cam Levins Wins His 3rd Straight Canadian Title
Cam Levins Wins Canadian Cross-Country Championships He won with 29:41 just ahead of Wisconsin's NCAA 8th placer Mohammed Ahmed (29:42)
*Full Men's Results *Women's Results *Meet Site
*Hosea Macharinyang & Magdalene Masai Win Senior Races At The Latest KCB/AK National Cross-Country Series In Mount Elgon
*Recap Of UK Trials For European XC Champs
Jarmila Kratochvilova Thinks A Russian Could Be The One To Finally Break Her 29-Year-Old 800m WR (1:53.28) In Moscow Next Year Hers is the longest standing record on the track.
Pregnant Writer Says The Olympics Have Inspired The Next "Baby Boom" In The UK "In the Telegraph offices alone, three of us are due within a week of one another - in mid- to late April. ... It seems that it wasn't only the athletes who needed to be provided with condoms, as they were before the Games started - it was the spectators, too."
IAAF Gala Awarding Athlete Of Year And Celebrating 100 Years Of IAAF Underway
Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix: 2012 IAAF Athletes Of The Year Bolt won out over Aries Merritt and David Rudisha and of course Mo Farah (who was not a finalist, which means he didn't finish in the top 3). Jessica Ennis and Valerie Adams were the other women's finalists. LRC cast its ballot for Rudisha and Felix. The IAAF should release the vote tallies.
- Rudisha Says He Thought He Could Have Run 1:40.50 This Year
- No Long Jump, 400m For Bolt In 2013
- Kirani James Hopes To Race Bolt At 400
- Tirunesh Dibaba Says She No Longer Thinks of Breaking 10k World Record
- Rudisha, Coe, Juantorena, Kipketer Talk On Rudisha's WR And Farah Not Being An AOY Finalist
- Aries Merritt Has Changed His Pin Codes Hoping To Go Sub-12.80
- World Champs Stadium Seating In Moscow Will Be Diminished From 80,000 To 50,000
- Ato Boldon Says He Voted For Aries Merritt For Athlete Of The Year
Thanksgiving Day Action
And To Think, Unlike Lance, He's Actually Clean
Unbelievable 4 Months After Nearly Dying In Bike Crash, Lukas V Runs 5:25 Pace For 2.5 Miles The phenom who went sub-4 in HS is truly thankful to be second in his age group. *MB Thread On Lukas V's Comeback
Chiba Ekiden: Galen Rupp Wins His Leg With 28:20 10k Split (28:46 Was 2nd) As Kenya Edges Japan The most impressive running by a male may have come from New Zealand's Zane Robertson, who ran 13:29 on leg #1. His twin Jake also won his leg. *MB: On Chiba Ekiden
The Greatest Feat In HS XC History?
Recommended Read: With State Meet Saturday, NJ MOC Wednesday & NXN Saturday, CBA Sits Top 5 - Runs JV - And Still Wins New Jersey Meet Of Champs Three sophomores, two freshman, a junior and a senior pulled off one of the most remarkable feats in HS XC history.
This Bud's Not For You
Man Who Threw Heineken Bottle At Start Of Olympic 100m Final Is Out Of Mental Hospital & Will Stand Trial In January
34-Year-Old Father Admits He Threw It But Is Denying Charge - Only Question Is His Mental State At Time
We Are Thankful For The Many Great Coaches Out There
Recommended Read: Famed Coach Bill Squires Is Turning 80 & Toni Reavis Celebrates His Life Squires is a legend to many. Squires: "Oh, I can figure out anyone. I
figured out Shorter. I know your tendencies. I know what you do. And all you have to do is put it into reading, or whatever, and I
can do - I can!"
Jessica Ennis' Coach Is Thankful For Jessica Ennis
RR: Profile Of Toni Minichiello, The Man Who Coached Jessica Ennis To Olympic Gold We love this guy's humility. "I don't have a magic wand like Harry Potter. The truth is, as a coach you're only as good as the material you're given. The day I met Jessica Ennis it was like being dealt four aces in a hand of poker." and on having to re-apply for his job: "If I don't get my old job back I'll just have to go back to an office and come down here coaching as a volunteer. Im not giving this up now."'
*Minichiello Named UK Athletics Coach Of The Year
More UK News
*UK Athletics Defends Plans To Create Elite Hub At Loughborough
*After Failing To Medal In Home Olympics As Reigning WChamp, Dai Greene Has Moved On & Is Ready To Try To Defend His World Title
Jamaican Tempers Starting To Flare
- Two Jamaican Greats - Don Quarrie & Glen Mills - Have To Go Mediation After They Got into Argument On National TV About Elections Quarrie is the 1976 Olympic 200 champ and Mills is Bolt's coach.
- More Jamaican News: Jamacian Paper Wonders: Will Usain Bolt Get His Fourth IAAF Male Athlete Of The Year (AOY) Award At The IAAF Grand Gala And Awards Ceremony? We loved this excerpt: "Though never one who needed a real reason to party, Bolt is looking to make it a big weekend at the glitzy affair in Barcelona, Spain."
Post-Collegiate XC News Never Gets Old In Our Minds *LRC Photo Gallery *Banquet Photos *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Women's Recap *LRC Men's Recap *LRC M Individual Recap
1st Place Pub:
*Great Q&A With OK State's 13:15 #2 Man Tom Farrell He admits #1 man Girma Mecheso ran more aggressively than planned. Farrell has his own blog here, which we just found.
*After XC Crown, Oregon Women Are Dreaming Of Becoming First Women's Program To Win Triple Crown Only the UTEP men (3 times) and Arkansas men (5 times) have ever done it.
*Kithuka Embraced Underdog Role At NCAAs The article reveals what we'd heard - TTech coach Jon Murray IDed Kithuka 5 years ago in Kenya and had him placed at Wayland Bapist.
Previous Post-NCAAs Reactions
*Wisco Men Not Upset With 2nd
*OSU's 5th Man Shane Moskowitz: "It was definitely the best day of my life. For sure."
*ISU's Corey Ihmels Full Of Praise For Indivual Champ Betsy Saina: "Her life revolves around being as good as she can be and it showed ... She's a great athlete but she's just as great of a person."
*Colorado Women Had Worst Showing In School History (28th) - But Coach Wetmore Is Excited As Everyone Returns For 2012 Included in the returners is Olympian Shalaya Kipp, who will be looking to become Colorado's 1st 4-time XC women's All-American.
*NCAA Cross-Country Champs Stat Facts
Mixed Day For FSU: FSU's #1-Ranked Women Finish 4th But #18 Men Finish 5th
Oregon Reacts Differently To Scoring Mishap:
*Oregon's Asst. Coach: "That was bush league. I had to walk back into a tent and tell seven girls that they didn't win."
*Oregon Runner: "It was kind of a shock when they said we didn't win, but now, we're good."
Recommended Read: Toni Reavis Fondly Remembers The Great Joseph Kimani Especially Kimani's amazing CR run in Cleveland, where Kimani ran so fast that Reavis while doing TV thought the mile markers were likely misplaced.
NCAAs Are In The Books *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Photo Gallery updated 258 photos *Live Thread
LRC Oregon Wins NCAA Title As Betsy Saina Outkicks Hasay Confusion reigned supreme
with the team results as Oregon was the winner, then Providence, but eventually
once it was all sorted out the Oregon Ducks had a convincing NCAA championship over Providence. There was no confusion on the individual side as Betsy Saina outkicked Jordan Hasay and Abbey D'Agostino for the win.
*Full Results *Photo Gallery
NCAAs On The Boards:
- Kennedy Kithuka What's His Story
- Jordan Hasay Even Though She Lost I Commend Her
- Congrats to Oklahoma State and Dave Smith
- Who is the most successful US runner to never win an NCAA title?
- So WTF happened what was the offical word on the Women race
- Biggest Chokes at NCAA XC Nationals
- People who think this isnt bad for the sport are in flat out DENIAL
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
US News: Lolo Jones Wins Bobsled World Cup Silver Medal
- Lolo Jones' Team Wins Silver At Bobsled World Cup Tianna Madison and her partner took bronze. Jones said, "I'm kind of in shock."
*Videos Of Lolo Jones And Tianna Madison In Bobsled Action
Saturday HS Foot Locker/NXN Coverage
- MileSplit Foot Locker/NXN Regional Coverage: Edward Cheserek Wins Foot Locker Northeast At VCP In 15:20 Mary Cain won the NXN NY Regional as FM boys and girls won the team races.
- Good Region-By-Region Foot Locker Recaps
- ASHLEY ERBA NOT EVEN IN TOP 30 AT FL - TODAY WHAT HAPPEND
- NE Footlocker Times Very Slow?
- Footlocker Regionals - news, play by play and results
- SARAH BAXTER 16:40 Woodward Park Record!!!
- NXN At-Large bids? Who get?
IAAF Gala Legends Of The Sport News
The IAAF has many of the sports stars in Barcelona for the celebration of its 100th anniversary.
- David Rudisha Wins IAAF Performance Of The Year Award
- Usain Bolt Says The Focus In 2013 Is Breaking His Own WRs And He Won't Be Doing The 400 Or LJ "I'm getting older so I should try to go as fast as I possibly can now."
*Ato Boldon Says Yohan Blake Will "Run Bolt Out Of The 100" "I actually think Blake is going to run Bolt out of the 100m; I think Blake is going to make Bolt a 400m and 200m guy in the next two to three years."
*Maurice Greene Thinks Bolt Can Break His 100m WR
- Interviews With Kip Keino And Peter Snell
- Kip Keino Thinks Kenyan Athletes Disappointed At The Games Because They Arrived In London Too Late He criticizes the athletes for only coming down 3 or 4 days before the Games; however, studies have shown that it is effective to come down from altitude 72 hours before you race.
- Peter Snell Criticizes New Zealand For Not Helping Out Its Athletes Professionally He says many leave to work with athletes in other countries because they're not given any offers in NZ.
- Interviews With Angelica Bengtsson, Adam Gemili, Ana Peleteiro And Anthonique Strachan
- Adam Gemili Will Stick With His Coach, Who Was Just Fired By UK Athletics And Said He Won't Be Moving To Loughborough Where UKA Will Now Be Based
- IAAF Centenary Gala Show Continues With Trophy Presentations To Inagural Members Of IAAF Hall Of Fame
- All-Time Track & Field Greats Inspire Youth At IAAF/Nestlé Kids' Athletics Competition
Distance News From Japan
- Yusuke Hasegawa Wins Tokyo 10,000 With 27:50 As 17 Japanese Collegiates Go Sub-29
- Serod Batochir Wins Osaka Marathon In CR 2:11:52; Lidia Simon Defended Her Women's Title In 2:33:12
- Team Asahi Kasei Dominates Japan's Final New Year Ekiden Qualifier
Previous IAAF Gala News
- Ten Questions With Ato Boldon IAAF He says Bolt's 100m in Beijing is the greatest performance in the sport.
- 10 Questions With Wilson Kipketer
- Recommended: Aries Merritt, Colin Jackson, Renaldo Nehemiah, Harrison Dillard Q&A
- Bob Beamon Q&A
- Dick Fosbury And Anna Chicherova Q&A
- Ed Moses, Kevin Young, Harald Schmidt Q&A
- 10 Questions With Joanna Hayes
- 10 Questions With Elana Meyer More interviews here.
Adam Gemili's Coach Michael Afilaka Canned By British Athletics
Former Providence Star David McCarthy To Miss This Weekend's European Champs With Injury
Why Doesn't Track Do This?: USA Swimming Has Golden Gala In Hotel In NYC
More Thanksgiving Day Action
Manchester: Aaron Braun Equals Course Record & Wins 2012 Manchester Road Race
Delilah DiCrescenzo Comes From Behind & Guns Down Lisa Uhl To Win 2012 Manchester Road Race Down with 400 to go, Delilah got the win as Amby Burfoot finished for the 50th straight year.
Silicon Valley: Sambu (13:28) & Kim Conley (15:40) Break Silicon Valley CRs *MB: Discuss
*Manchester Road Race results ... Top 25 Aaron Braun and Hey Delilah were the winners. *Thread Discussing Race Here
*Alan Webb 23:10 8k On Thanksgiving Morning
More Weekend News
- Rec Read: Amby Burfoot To Run His 50th Straight Manchester Road Race
- This Saturday: Wisconsin's Mo Ahmed (8th Place At NCAAs) Vs. Cam Levins At Canadian Cross-Country Championships Ahmed: "The aim for this race is to have fun. I think, one of the reasons why I did not perform the way I wanted thus far is because I put too much pressure on myself and I forgot to have fun."
- Happy Thanksgiving: IAAF Centenary Celebrations Kickoff Thursday In Barcelona Many Olympians will be there, including champions from the London Olympic Games of 1948 and 2012.
Love For DIII And An "Overaged" Collegian - DIII Women's National Champ Is A 27-Year-Old Mother Of Two
27-Year-Old Mother Of Two & DIII National Cross-Country Champion, Christy Cazzola, Named USATF Athlete Of The Week
*Nov 17: Mike Woods Column: In life and running, Cazzola staying ahead
*Running Times Profile Of Cazzola From Sept. Cazzola was a the Wisconsin 800 state champ in 9th grader in 2000 and then walked away form it all and had a kid. She ran the 2008 XC nats while pregnant with kid #2.
*Mike Woods DIII Race Story On Cazzola: Cazzola Wins DIII Title
*2012 NCAA XC D3 Photo Gallery
Track And Field's Male Fans Are Thankful For This
Fit Again & Recovered From Achilles Surgery & Bacterial Infection, Blanka Vlasic Is Ready To Compete Again
37-Year-Old Sergey Lebid Hoping To Get European XC Title #10 On Dec. 9th
UK Olympians And Their Coaches In The News
- Leaked Confidential Document Reveals UKA Is Changing Up Its Coaching Structure Setting Tiers And Forcing All To Move To Loughborough Univ. All have to re-apply for their jobs and many could be let go.
- Athletes Talk About How Winning Gold In London 2012 "Changed Their Lives Forever" Greg Rutherford: "My most surreal moment since the Olympics was attending the GQ Men of the Year awards and then afterwards being invited back to Matthew Freud's house. I noticed Bono hanging out in the kitchen before somebody beckoned me to go downstairs. ..."
- Olympic Long Jump Champion Greg Rutherford Moving To Phoenix, Arizona So He Can Continue Working With Coaching Genius Dan Pfaff
Ladies 2012 New York City Marathon - Or At Least As Close As We Are Going To Get To It
Yokohama: Lydia Cheromei Wins With 2:23:07 CR As Kim Smith (2:27:35), Amy Hastings (DNF) And Jo Pavey (DNF) Disappoint Smith's PR remains 2:25:21 from her debut in London
2010. Her teammate Amy Hastings was a DNF. Serena Burla was 11th. MB: Live
Thread on Yokohama Non-NCAA Weekend News
JRN Recap: Mizuho Nasukawa Was Top Japanese In 2:26:42
*Kiwi Kim Smith Finishes Sixth
Pre-Race: Pavey Was Adamant She Could PR (2:28:24)
Turin: Boston Winner Sharon Cherop Runs Negative-Split CR (2:23:57) The top 3 finishers were all going to run NYC. #2 Hilda Kibet (KEN) 2:25:46. #3 Valeria Straneo (ITA) 2:27:04. 2:10:34 won the men's race.
Kenya: Weldon Wins Kass Marathon In Kenya - Will He Be Kenya's Next Star? Weldon Kirui, that is. He got the win 1 month after being 2nd in LA. The winner of the Kass often becomes a star like G. Mutai. Agnes Jepkosgei won the women's race.
*RR: Weldon: "Let me tell you, life has been hard for me. I braved numerous challenges."
Philly: 36-Year-Old Mike McKeeman (2:17:51) Wins Hometown Philly Marathon Over Scott McPherson As Women's CR Goes Down To Russia's Irina Mashkantceva (2:35:27) The half marathons were won by the same people who won the 8ks on Saturday.
Records Are Made To Be Broken: 8k In Philly: Samuel Ndereba's 22:28 Smashes Marcus O'Sullivan's 23:03 CR That Had Stood Since 1997
Seven Hills Loop 15k: MB: Tirunesh Dibaba Destroys Olympic Marathon Champ Tiki Gelana - 47:08 To 48:09 - At Seven Hills Loop 15km *Video Highlights In Dutch
*IAAF Recap: Nicholas Kipkemboi Upset Men's 15k WR Holder Leonard Komon In Men's Race
Big Sur Half-Marathon: 3 Weeks After Marriage, Husband-Wife Combo Of Ben Bruce (1:04:45) And Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce (72:19) Win
A Really Rich Mountain Race: Ethiopians Abebe Dinkesa And Etenesh Dironeda Win $50,000 (US) At Obudu Mountain Race
*Australian High Commissioner To Nigeria Completes Mountain Race
Kenyan News: Paul Tergat Is On The IOC
- Sammy Wanjiru Honored By Commonwealth Games Federation & Paul Tergat Chosen To Succeed Kip Keino As Kenya's Representative On The IOC Executive Board The award included $379, which was given to
one of his wiveshis wife. She gave the money to the Wanjiru Foundation, which aids local races and is helping the local hospital buy equipment that could have possibly saved Wanjiru.
- Caroline Kilel Among Athletes Vying For Overall Jackpot In 3-Part Safaricom Gusii Golden Kebirigo 10k Road Series Winner gets $584, a cow, a goat and a sack of maize. Cha-ching!
- Big Surprise: AK President Isaiah Kiplagat Urges Retired Kenyan Athletes To Take Up Management Of Current Runners Rather Than Use Foreign Agents "It is not economically healthy for all the agents to be from abroad. If our agents take care of our athletes, the benefit would be for the Kenyans."
- Heated Debate Continues At Eldoret Athlete Seminar Beteween KRA And Runners Over The Taxation Of Prize Money
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
- Recommended Read: Having Recently Won $500,000 WMM Title, Geoffrey Mutai Hasn't Forgot His Poor Upbringing & Remembers How He Borrowed Money To Run 2007 Kass Marathon This year's edition of the race is this year and Mutai says the winner will be able to get top 3 in Boston.
- Recommended Read: Brothers Futsum Zienasellassie And Bahlbi Gebreyohanns
Talk About Being Separated & Now Reunited Again At NAU
- A Nice Q&A With Former Olympic Medallist And TV Columnist Extraordinaire Brendan Foster
Speaking Of Recommended Reads, A Few People Actually Have Emailed And Said That His New Autobiography Is A RR Despite Monday's Terrible Review
- Seb Coe Talks To Sky Sport About His New Book And Olympic Memories From London 2012
- IOC President Jacques Rogge Has Expressed Caution About The Chances Of Sebastian Coe Becoming A Member Of The Olympic Body Next Year
- Even Though They Brought In 50% More Money Than Any Other Olympics Through Ticket Sales, Politicians Are Still Expected To Criticize Seb Coe On Wednesday
NYC News: NYPD To Refund Fees Paid By NYC Marathon Police fees were the main reason entry fees spiked for the 2012 marathon.
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NCAA Cross Photo Galleries (Captions Now Added)
Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click On Photo)
Naked D3 Nationals Photo Gallery
D3 Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click On Photo)
NCAAs *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Photo Gallery updated 258 photos
LRC Oklahoma State Makes It Three Titles In Four Years Team Recap Wisconsin had 3 runners in before
OSU, but Oklahoma State was much better at 4 and 5. OSU was led by Girma Mecheso, who was the top American in fifth (learn about his incredible life story here).
LRC Texas Tech's Kennedy Kithuka Makes It Look Easy Over Lawi Lalang & Stephen Sambu Lawi Lalang had all the attention coming in, but Kennedy Kithuka dispatched him with ease. Only one American in the top 10. Read all about it.
RRW: After Delay, Oregon & Oklahoma State Declared 2012 NCAA Cross-Country Champions
Outside Coverage Of NCAAs:
- At Least He Got To Fly Private: Miles Unterreiner Pulls Hamstring At NCAAs, Does Not Win Rhodes Scholarship
- Mark Wetmore: "I said before the meet that I thought that Oklahoma State was a head taller than everybody else and they proved that today."
- Kennedy Kithuka: "Once the race started, I knew I was ready to go. It was just a great race."
- Guaranteed To Win Next Year? AP Incorrectly Reports: Oklahoma State Wins 4th Title In 5 Years
LSU Women Lose Their Outdoor National Title
Oregon Women Win NCAA Title ... In Outdoor Track LSU has been forced to "vacate" their national title after sprinter Semoy Hackett tested positive for a banned stimulant.
*TrackFocus Article The Oregon women have placed second at the NCAA meet four years in a row ... so we guess this breaks the streak.
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
- Joe Newton's York HS Remains Only School To Qualify For Every NXN Finals - 9 Straight
- From Last Week: Canadian HSer Runs Entire Rocky, Snowy, Icy 6.7 Km XC Race With One Shoe - Finishes 2nd
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
- Former HJ World Champ (2003) Jacques Freitag Arrested After Running Red Light - Had Drug "Cat" On Him He is one of only 8 people to ever win world championships at youth, junior and senior levels.
- Olympic, World And European Discus Champ Robert Harting Says Britain's Lawrence Okoye Will Be Man To Beat In A Few Years Let one thing be clear. Harting is the man to beat now. Many likely don't realize he hasn't lost in 33 straight competitions dating to 2010.