Drug News: Remember Those 17 Doping Cases The IAAF Mentioned? Expect Some To Be Russian
- Russian Athletics Chief Says He Expects More Russian Doping Cases To Be Revealed Valentin Balakhnichyov said he expected more doping cases with Russian athletes to be revealed in the future saying it's because the country conducted more drugs tests than any other nation.
He says, "It's simple arithmetic." However, more testing today wouldn't account for the dopers who have been caught from 2005 re-tests.
*MB: 17 POSITIVE TESTS FROM ENDURANCE ATHLETES!!.(not released by the IAAF yet) Make your bets here!
- Russia Athletics President Balakhnichev Defends Russia And Tells British Coaches They "better watch closely what's going on closer to home." Much of the criticism against Russia has come from British officials/athletes, including UK Athletics' head coach Peter Eriksson and a LJer who said Moscow should lose the World Championships.
- Athletics Kenya Say They Are "Concerned" About Increased Kenyan Doping And that The Government Has Invested "A Lot Of Money" Into An Investigative Committee 13 have tested positive in the last year.
- Marion Jones To Speak At UNC About "Her Story Of Olympic Glory And Subsequent Personal Redemption" The description makes her out to be a saint rather than fraud talking of her "confession" and "voluntarily returned her five Olympic medals."
RR: Former US Paralympic Head Track Coach Works With Wounded Veterans Teaching Them How To Run/Walk Again On Prosthetics Good article on how running helps wounded veterans recover both mentally and physically. Includes a story of a former 47 second 400 runner who lost his legs and has now ran a marathon.
- Mo Farah's Wife Okay After Drunk Driver Smashes Into Her Car Farah tweeted, "Drunk driver smashed in back of my wife's car..!! And then run off..!! Wish I was there to chase them..!!!"
- RIP Renowned Track and Field Coach Bob Lawson
- Ireland's Euro XC Champ Fionnuala Britton Pulls Out Of Great Ireland Run Due To Fatigue
Sunday Road Action *Carlsbad Top 10 Results *Carlsbad Photo Gallery
Carlsbad: LRC Gebremeskel 3-Peats And Gelete Burka Wins - Manzano Struggles Big-Time When you put one of the top track runners on the road, normally he wins and Gebremeskel did just that. Leo Manzano's much hyped 5k debut was a total disaster but
the race also
served as the return of 2011 Mo Farah slayer Ibrahim Jeilen.
Will Leer and Brenda Martinez were the top Americans. *IAAF
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler: Allen Kiprono Celebrates Too Early - Daniel Salel (46:06) And Caroline Rotich (52:46) Win Tight Races
*Janet Bawcom Sets US Record In Women-Only Race (53:28) To Capture USA Women's 10-Mile Championship 3-time US Olympian Jen Rhines returned to competition and was fifth in 54:54.
Shamrock Shuffle 8k: Asics Aggies Runner Phillip Reid Wins Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8k In 23:08, Beating Out Hansons-Brooks Runner Jacob Riley (23:10) Lisa Uhl won the women's race in 25:54 over Hansons-Brooks runners Melissa White and Dot McMahan. This race also served as the USATF National Club Team 8k Championships, which was won by Hansons-Brooks on both the men's and women's side.
Paris Marathon: Kenyan Peter Some Is Surprise Winner, Setting A 3-Minute-Plus PR In 2:05:38 Over Tadese Tola (2:06:33) And Eric Ndiema (2:06:34) (updated) 2:04 man Abraham Girma was way back in 8th (2:08:19) as US's Jeffrey Eggleston was 17th in 2:14:57. Ethiopian Boru Feyse Tadese won the woman's race in a new CR of 2:21:06. *Deeper Results
*OTB: Paris Marathon Live Thread
More Weekend Action
Berlin Half: Kenya's Jacob Kendagor Wins Berlin Half Marathon In 59:36 With Silas Kipruto 2nd (1:00:12) And Victor Kipchirchir 3rd (1:00:27) Helah Kiprop won the women's race in 1:07:53 over Philes Ongori (1:08:01).
*JapanRunning News Looks At Japan Distance Runners' Weekend Road Performances Mai Ito was 3rd at the Berlin Half in 1:10:00 as a tune-up for the London Marathon in 2 weeks.
*24-Year-Old Man Died During Berlin Half The amateur runner collapsed shortly before the finish line and died later in the hospital.
Go! St. Louis Half: Aaron Braun (1:03:13) And World XC Team Member Mattie Suver (1:12:22) Win Titles At Go! St. Louis Half Marathon (updated article) Jordan Chipangama was 2nd in the men's race with 1:03:22 while Suver beat out Tera Moody by 12 seconds. *Full Half Results
Cooper River Bridge Run 10K: Kenya's Simon Ndirangu Wins In 28:05 With Julius Kogo (28:49) And Bobby Mack (28:50) A Distant 2nd And 3rd In the women's race, World XC 2nd placer Hiwott Ayalew won in 32:18, beating Ogla Kimaiyo by 2 seconds.
More From Prague Half (See Full Coverage Below): Good Read: After A Long Time Away, Kenya's 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Isabella Ochichi Returns To Competition At The Prague Half Marathon With A 69:21 For 3rd (updated with audio interview) "In 2011, I can remember thinking that I needed to go back to competitive running even though the doctors said no. I felt my body smiling and I knew I had to try. I love running."
Other: 91-Year-Old Sets World Half Marathon Record At 3 Hours, 3 Minutes And 56 Seconds Apparently there was no previous record.
Saturday Action *Prague Top 10
Hervis Prague Half: Zersenay Tadese Settles For Sprint Victory - Gladys Cherono Steals Show
And Becomes 12th-Fastest Woman In History At 66:48 A
€100,000 WR bonus was no match for Mother Nature as cold and wintry conditions kept the pace slow from the start and Tadese was feeling ill.
*LRC Flash Recap: World Record Attempt Never Materializes *IAAF Recap *Race Press Release
*Pre-Race: After Excelling In "End Of Road" Fartlek Workout, Philemon Limo Feels As If He's Ready This article talks about the "End of the Road" fartlek, which LetsRun witnessed in 2011 where 400+ Kenyans are narrowed down to a handful.
Saturday Track Action In Melbourne *Melbourne Results
Melbourne: Mid-D & Distance Results: World XC Japhet Korir Crushes Everyone In 5,000 And Gets Easy Victory
*Overall Meet Recap: *Rutherford (8.10) Wins Battle Of Long Jump Gold And Silver Medalists
*IAAF: Ryan Gregson's Early Demise In 5,000 A Surprise
*The Australian: Spearmon Wins 200 - Says He May Move Uo To 400 This Year At MJ's Request "Michael Johnson says I can run the 400, my Dad, my family, so I might as well try it," said Spearmon, who won the 200 (20.79 into a 1.3 wind) but couldn't come back and win the 100, as he was 4th in 10.29.
Friday: Eunice Sum Beats 2008 Olympic Champ Nancy Langat In 1,500 In Kenya Langat is the poster child of competing versus times as she's never broken 4:00.
No Hall, No Meb, No Mosop - Who's Left?
Is Another HS Sub-4:00 On The Horizon?
LRC Andres Arroyo: Florida
Prep Runs 1:47.79 For 800 Meters - Becomes US
#7 #6 All-Time The question now is can Arroyo, who ran a solo 4:04 a few weeks ago and now sits right behind Alan Webb on the US HS 800 list, break 4? Amazingly, he was 7th to last at World XC a few weeks ago as well.
LRC USC's Bryshon Nellum Runs World-Leading 45.54 At 2013 Florida Relays
World XC: Medhin Is LetsRun's Athlete Of The Week
- Meet Eritrea's Teklemariam Medhin - LetsRun.com's Athlete Of The Week Teklemariam defied all odds to get bronze at World XC as only a month ago he had malaria and then had to sleep on the floor of an airport for two days just before the race. If a US runner did this we'd rightly never hear the end of it, yet Teklemariam has received almost no publicity for the amazing feat.
- Q&A With Neely Spence On World XC, Where She Was The First Non-African Finisher In 13th Place "My coaches told me going in that they were going to yell the number of seconds I was off 15th place. That was my race. Of course after I was running in 10th-14th they had to come up with other things to say."
That Pre Thing
Recommended Read: "That Pre Thing": Steve Prefontaine Was Far From The Fastest Or Most Decorated American Distance Runner Ever, So Why More Than 30 Years After His Death Does He Still Matter? This is another great article by Michael Heald, the author of "It Should Be Mathematical," the three-part article on Ian Dobson and Julia Lucas at the Trials, which was the LetsRun QOD in the summer. Heald goes to Coos Bay, Oregon for the Prefontaine Memorial Run, connecting with family and friends of Pre and also conducts interviews with Pat Tyson and Nick Symmonds.
More From The Weekend
- USTFCCCA NCAA Performances Of The Week Go To Georgia Tech 800 Runner Brandon Lasater And UCF Sprinter Octavious Freeman (Includes Video) Two weeks ago Lasater's PR was only 1:53.63, but now he's a consistent 1:48 guy, PRing with a 1:48.34 in the open 800 at Florida Relays and then anchoring the Georgia Tech 4x8 to a narrow victory with a 1:48.30 split and exciting kick. Freeman set a World lead in the 100 with 11.02.
- Columbia University Alum Lisa Stublic Wins Zurich Marathon In A New Croatian National Record Of 2:25:44 She took more than five minutes off her own previous record of 2:30:46.
- Outdoor Season Has Just Got Going, But WR Holder Ashton Eaton Has Already PR'd In 3 Events The latest was a 45.64 in the 400, but he's also set PR's in the shot with 50 feet 6 1/4 and javelin with 218-8.
- UTech's Stephane McPherson Ran A World Leading 50.78 Seconds To Win The 400 At Jamaica Intercollegiate Champs On Saturday
- Usain Bolt Congratulates Soccer Team Bayern Munich On Winning Bundesliga Title In Record Time
- New Bill In California Would Call For Student Athletes To Get Stipends From Media Rights And Licensing Fees The law would actually only affect UCLA and UC Berkeley as it'd be applied to public schools "that earn at least $20 million per year in licensing fees for various products, such as replica jerseys or appearances in video games."
- NY Times: "NCAA Needs Overhauling At The Top" Analyzes the pros and cons about a system that makes athletics more important than academics, but gives student athletes a chance to get an education at a university they would never be able to afford.
More Admin News
- Want To Run In The World Championships Marathon? Well Starting In 2015 You Can According to the IAAF Council Meeting Notes from this weekend, starting at the 2015 Beijing World Championships, "Mass participation races for men and women to be held at the same time of the World Championships marathon races."
- Excerpts From Speeches By IAAF President Lamine Diack And Vice President Sergey Bubka At Moscow 2013 Press Conference
- IOC Considering Extra Events For Rio 2016 Games Two being considered are 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle.
- Moscow To Drop Visa Fees For Athletes And Officials At World Champs
- Greek Athletic Federation Wins Protest Against Proposal For 80% Cut In State Funding They're happy about the government's change of heart, but they'll still receive a 30% budget cut.
- Birmingham Officially Confirmed As Hosts For New Paralympic Diamond League Series Final On June 29th
Weekend Track Results *Weekend College Track Schedule/Results *2013 Arcadia Invitational Results
- LRC 2013 Arcadia Invitational - 18 Boys Go Sub-9 Colorado signee Ben Saarel of Utah used a 55-second last lap and 4:14 last 1,600 to win in 8:45.74.
*2013 Arcadia Invitational Results
*MB: Ben Saarel Arcadia Champ - 8:45 With 55 Last Lap, 4:14 Second Mile
*MB: Sarah Baxter Wins In 10:08
*MileSplit Weekend HS Coverage
- Oregon Pepsi Team Invy: Oregon Men Upset No. 1 Texas A&M As Texas A&M Women Put A Damper On UO Women's Triple Crown Hopes Jordan Hasay won the 1,500 with a kick, proving the LetsRun.com training principle that strength = speed. After the race, she said, "I'm a sprinter. I feel like a sprinter. I think the strength is only helping my speed." Mac Fleet won the 800 in 1:48.70 in his first race at Hayward since 2010.
- *Many School/Meet Records Go Down At Pepsi Invitational, Including Texas A&M's Henry Lelei's 8:32.94 Steeplechase Washington's Joey Bywater beat Elijah Greer in the 1,500 with 3:52.78 to Greer's 3:53.08.
- Oregon Women Still Hoping For The Triple Crown After Losing To Texas A&M At Pepsi Invitational At Nationals, overall depth across all events won't be much of a factor
since it will be all the best in the nation instead of just 4 teams. *Register-Guard Recap
*Full Results *Oregon Recap *Meet Photos
- Florida Relays: *Results *Octavious Freeman Runs World-Leading 100m In 11.02 (Includes Video) She then came back to win the 200 in 22.85 over three-time World and Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings.
- David Oliver Wins In His First Race In 7 Months In The 110H
- IAAF Gives Its US Track Weekend Highlights: Reese Hoffa Breaks His Own World Lead In The Shot With 21.33m At Florida Relays Elsewhere, Bryshon Nellum won the 400m in 45.54, Jason Richardson started his outdoor season with 13.47 in the 110H, Ashton Eaton set a PR in the 400 400m (45.64), then threw 15.02m in the Shot, 45.27m in the discus and ran 13.64 in the 110H. Canadian Christabel Nettey jumped a world lead of 6.75m in the LJ.
- Jeremy Wariner 43.8 (???) 4 X 4 Leg At Florida Relays According to this thread, Tyson Gay led off in 45.3.
- Olympic 400 Bronze Winner Dee Dee Trotter Moving To LJ She foulded all her jumps here.
- Florida Women's 4x4 Break School Record At Florida Relays With 3:27.43
- Other NCAA: LSU Women Beat UCLA And TCU In 3-Way Meet NCAA Indoor champ Natoya Goule broke LSU’s 9-year-old school record and set a world-lead in the 800 with 2:01.18. Kimberlyn Duncan won the 200 in 23.26. UCLA won both duels on the men's side. *Full Results
- Villanova Steepler Brian Basili Breaks Arm And Still Finishes, Winning His Section In 9:20 *MB Thread
- Kennedy Kithuka Wins Texas Tech Open 1,500 In 3:45.82 (Results) *Texas Tech Recap
- ASU Sun Angel Classic Results: Boaz Lalang Wins 1,500 In 3:41.73; ASU's Shelby Houlihan Wins Women's 1,500 In 4:13.64 As Angela Bizzarri Is 3rd (4:20.29)
- Many US Collegians Populate Track & Field News USATF Form Chart 73 total.
- International: University Of Technology Win Women's Jamaican Intercollegiate Track And Field Champs At the time of this article, the men's competition wasn't yet completed, but the University of the West Indies was leading.
- Japan's Outdoor Season Got Going Yesterday With Kanaguri Memorial Meet: Japan-Based Africans Win All Major Races Patrick Mutunga won the 5,000 in 13:26.48.
- Always A Class Act: Jamaican Paper Q&A With Tyson Gay, Whom They Refer To As Their "Most Liked Non-Jamaican Track And Field Athlete" Asked if he thought the Jamaica vs. USA sprint rivalry is good for track, he said, "Yes and no. Rivalries are always good no matter the sport. ... but the sport is more than just USA vs. Jamaica. I like the focus on sprinting but there are other events too. Those distance people and field eventers need to get some love from the media too."
- Random But Interesting: Would Usain Bolt Run More Slowly With The Name Usain Plod? Some psychiatrists say that our names actually are a powerful force in shaping our lives.
Random But Interesting
- Salazar On Levins - "He's a fantastic talent but mileage is unsustainable." *Discuss
- Hill Repeats Result In 2% Improvement Regardless Of Type Of Hill Workout
- Paris Marathon Organizers Will Lay Energy-Harvesting Tiles Across The Course On Sunday So 40,000 Runners Will Create Energy If we are reading this right, they're hoping to get enough to power a single lightbulb for 5 days - and it costs how much?
- Interview With Doug Logan, Former CEO Of USATF, Who Thinks New USATF Peeps Should Publicly State Their Goals
Oscar P News
- Oscar Pistorius Is Photographed Training By High School Students - Agent Denies He's Training
- So Does Family - Family Issues Statement Saying Oscar P's Not Training
- Oscar Pistorius To Get The All-Clear To Run At The IPC World Athletics Championships In France In July
- More On Oscar P's Training
Learn From The Pros
LRC Ten Training Tips From Bernard Lagat, Dathan Ritzenhein And Abdi Abdirahman The American men took center stage at the NYC Half on Thursday. You can watch video interviews with the top American men (Lagat here, Ritz here and Abdi here) and we will have more on their race preparations on Friday, but in the meantime we compiled ten training tips from Bernard, Dathan, and Abdi that you can use in your own training.
- RunnersTribe Interview With Aussie Olympian And Stanford Sprinter Steve Solomon He says he loves it at Stanford and talks about making the decision to go to Stanford rather than go pro.
- Veronica Campbell-Brown IAAF Online Video Diary About The Start Of Her Season
- UK Runners Release First Hands-Free Hydration System An armband with a built-in water bottle that holds 6.7 ounces of liquid.
- 14 Year Old Winter Vinecki Is Youngest Ever To Finish A Marathon On Antarctica She's running a marathon on all seven continents in honor of her deceased father. She ran 4:49:45 for 3rd place.
Shameful: Disgraced Hungarian Discus Thrower Robert Fazekas Sues Canadian Supplement Company, Blaming Them For Positive Test That Kicked Him Out Of London 2012 Previously, Fazeka was stripped of his 2004 gold medal for not giving enough of a urine sample, claiming he was "deeply religious" and "had difficulty urinating in front of other people." His coach Adrian Annus, who is also part of the lawsuit, was also stripped of the gold medal he previously won when his urine samples showed evidence of belonging to different people. What a team.
JK Is A Genius II
We Couldn't Make This Up If We Tried
LRC Organizers Re-Measure 2013 World Cross-Country Course And It Matches Up Almost Exactly With John Kellogg's Estimation
Week That Was
LRC Flanagan Shows Her Cards, Alisha Williams Continues Her Climb To The Top, Kara Goucher And FGCU, And More Shalane Flanagan showed she's ready for the Boston marathon while Kara Goucher keeps improving. We ponder who has improved the most - Alisha Williams or Chelsea Reilly. Plus LRC educating journalists in Africa.
Did you not visit on the first? LetsRun.com's 2013 April Fool Page Is Here
MB: *April fools page too obvious *What was your favorite April Fools 2013 headline
*Capital FM April Fools Joke On WMM Cutting Prize Money For Kenyans Fooled Many Causing Outrage On Social Media