Quote Of The Day

"Behind the warm and respectful applause for Tyson Gay at last Saturday's Jamaica Invitational, there was tangible concern."

- Intro to Jamaican Gleaner article by Hubert Lawrence talking about the World-leading 9.86 second 100m Tyson Gay ran last weekend at the Jamaican Invitational. We're sure that Usain Bolt's less than impressive 10.09 opener didn't do much to lessen that concern.

The Week That Was - Our Weekly Recap

LRC The #1 Recruit In The Land Signs With ... New Mexico?  The #1 recruit in the land has decided where he'll be running next year and coach Joe Franklin is a very happy man as a result. Whom do we consider to be the top recruit???

Tonight: Medtronic Twin Cities Mile @ 7:53PM ET *Results Will Be Posted Here

Elite Fields Set For Today's Medtronic Twin Cities Mile Men's side is led by Nick Willis, Will Leer, Boaz Lalang and Garrett Heath while the women's field includes Phoebe Wright, Sarah Brown, Heather Kampf, Gen LaCaze and Jamie Cheever.

Other Upcoming Road Action

More Conference Champs This Weekend *Links To All NCAA Action

Mid-D News

Diamond League Starts Friday *Start Lists/Streaming Info (12 Noon ET On Friday) *IAAF Fantasy League Returns

Two Interesting Reads From The UK

Japanese 13.1 Record Holder Atsushi Sato Has Relocated To Fukushima To Try To Boost Morale Of Area Ravaged By Tsunami

Weekend Road Action In Africa

Re:Run San Diego Was Sunday Morning

San Diego Tribune On Mary Cain's Great Run Nice read by Mark Zeigler. We wish people would stop comparing Cain to Mary Decker. Mary Decker has a drug offense on her record and is not someone to emulate.

Duane Solomon Wins 800 In 1:46.54 Over Erik Sowinski And Lopez Lomong; Brenda Martinez (1:59.59) Wins Women's 800 As Mary Cain Runs 2:01.68 In 4th (updated with splits) In the mile races, Paul Robinson won in 4:04 after the field went out in 2:10, beating Jordan McNamara in 2nd (4:04.71); David Torrence was 6th (4:05.38). For the women, Susan Kuijken won in 4:27.13 over Brie Felnagle (4:28.90).
*OTB: Mary Cain 2:01.68!!! *
Mary Cain-2:01.68 @ Re:Run *Re:RUN San Diego Results & Discussion

Sunday US Road/Conference Champs Results *Links To All NCAA Action

Non-Conference Results: Ethiopia's Belete Assefa (34:21) Wins Bloomsday 12k Over Kenya's Emmanual Bett (34:33) Brent Vaughn was the top American in 8th place (35:28) as Abdi Abdirahman was 10th (35:46) and Zach Hine 13th (36:09). For the women, Ethiopia's Buzunesh Deba dominated in 39:53 as Kellyn Johnson was the first American in 5th (40:42). *Top Results *MB Thread
*Kenyan James Kirwa Defends His Title To Win Pittsburgh Marathon In 2:13:37 As American Mary Akor Won The Women's Race In 2:37:35 Kenyans Julius Kogo and Risper Gesabwa took the 13.1 mile titles in 1:02:32 (CR) and 1:13:16 respectively.
*AP: Pittsburgh Marathon Run Amid Tightened Security
*Feisha Ayelle (47:02) and Askale Merachi (53:45) Win Broad Street Run 10 Miler In Philadephia (results)
*HS: Oregon Recruit MaryBeth Sant Runs High School Leading 11.38 To Win 100 At St. Vrain Invitational In CO She also ran 23.91 at the same meet.

Big 12: *
Big 12 Full Results *Texas Men, Kansas Women Claim Big 12 Titles Both meets were close with Texas beating Oklahoma 146.5 points to 133 and Kansas winning with 158 over Texas with 145. Final day highlights included Oklahoma going 1-2 in the 1,500 as Patrick Casey set a Big 12 record of 3:40.04, beating out Riley Masters (3:41.22), OK State going 1-3 in the 5k led by Kirubel Erassa (13:53.53), who won over Girma Mecheso (13:54.62) and Tom Farrell (13:55.47), Betsy Saina winning the 5k by 33 seconds in 15:41, Natalja Piliusina winning her 3rd straight outdoor 800 title in 2:03.99 and Texas' Trevor Van Ackeren winning the steeple (8:49).
*Texas Article *Big 12 Meet Site

Heps: *Full Men's Results *Princeton Men Win 3rd Straight Heps Princeton was trailing Cornell, but put 3 in the top 5 of the 5K to pull ahead, led by Michael Franklin's win (who also won the 10k). Princeton's Peter Callahan won the 1,500 in 3:49.74.
*Full Women's Results *Cornell Women Defend Heps Title, Beating Columbia By 24 Points Abbey D'Agostino dominated the 1,500 in 4:11.94 and also won the 3k in 9:21.79. Cornell's Rachel Sorna won the steeplechase in 9:58.96. All-Americans Sorna and Katie Kellner had impressive distance triples, each winning their specialty event, to help the Big Red cause.
*Day 2 Highlight Video

Big East: *Men's Results *UConn Men Win Their Big East Crown In Close Battle With Notre Dame Notre Dame's Jeremy Rae won the 1,500 in 3:47.76.
*Women's Results *Notre Dame Women Dominate Big East Championships Villanova's Emily Lipari won the 1,500 in 4:24.25.

Patriot League Report, Final Day: Bucknell Sweeps Men's And Women's Titles *Results

PAC-12: Oregon's Dakotah Keys Wins PAC-12 Decathlon Title; Arizona State's Keia Pinnick Won The Heptathlon Multi events are the week before the rest of the meet for the PAC-12. *Results

Saturday Conference/US Track News

Non-Conference Results: Lukas Verzbicas Runs 4:11 1,500 At Oxy Invite
Video: Newly Minted Sub-4 Miler Michael Rutt Wins, Beating Robby Andrews For The Second Week In A Row Last week, it was the mile at Penn Relays. This time it was an 800 where Rutt ran 1:47.51 to Andrews' 1:48.35. *MB Thread
*Andres Arroyo Wins 3 Titles (1,600/800/3,200) At Florida State Meet In The Span Of 2 Hours 4:15, 1:54 and 9:30 in rainy conditions.
*OTB: Andres Arroyo wins 800, 1,600, 3,200 at states
Rorey Fraser - new 4:03 Colorado soil record
*Past Dopers run well at Indy 500 Mini-Marathon

Big 12: *
Live Results *Big 12 Championships Report, Day 2: Texas Men, Kansas Women In The Lead  Oklahoma went 1-2 in the 10k with Kevin Schwab winning in 29:12.
*Iowa State Women Dominate Big 12 l0K As 5 Score And Meaghan Nelson Wins In 35:05 And this is without Betsy Saina.
Big 12 Meet Site
*Erik Kynard Becomes First 3-Time Big 12 HJ Champ
A Bit Tired From Stanford, But Betsy Saina And Iowa State Are Ready For Big 12s
*MB: What happened in Big 12 10k? 3 dqs...

Heps: Men, Day 1: Princeton And Cornell Neck-And-Neck (Princeton Leads By 3 Points) Princeton was down going into the 10k, but put 4 in the top 5 to pull ahead. *Men's Results
*Women, Day 1: Cornell Leads Katie Kellner defended her 10k title as Cornell put 4 in the top 6. *Results
*Day 1 Video Recap

Big East: *Men's Results *Women's Results *Connecticut Men And Notre Dame Women Lead After Second Day Of Big East Champs Providence's Emily Sisson won the 10k in 33:02.

Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Says Marathon Was A "Target of Opportunity" Rather Than A Target On Running Or The Boston Marathon

Interesting Last Year's US Jr. Sensation In Javelin Is Taking Year Off From Competition, Going To Enroll In Marines And Wants To Be A Cop

Man To Run 48 Hours, Then Do Pittsburgh Marathon

Former World Steeple Champ Mathew Birir Is Upset That Teachers Conspired Against Former Athletes To Make Sure They Didn't Win Elections

The Inspiration That Leads To A Champion Racewalker: SA/African Champ Lebogang Shange: "When I saw [race walking on TV] I thought it would be much easier than running, so I decided to become a race walker."

Legal/Controversial Stuff

Just How Unhealthy Is America?

US Pros In The News

Doping News

2 Reviews & 1 Book Excerpt From John McDonnell: The Most Successful NCAA Coach In History

LRC Book Review By Former Hog Marlon Boykins: "Two Thumbs Up:" - "The book is full of insight into the hard-working, team-first ethos that made us such a successful." We had two people review the book, including the 1:47 man Boykins, who was at Arkansas at the pinnacle of its heyday. "It was a self-contained UBER-COMPETITIVE atmosphere ... the sprinters, jumpers and distance guys all trying to show which group reigned supreme ..."

Book Excerpt
The Legendary Story Of The 1989 Penn Relays DMR, Where 4 Kids From Arkansas, Texas And Missouri Beat 4 African Olympians And The Olympic 1,500m Champ The 1989 Mount St. Mary's Penn Relays DMR team featured 4 African Olympians, including 1988 Olympic 1,500m champ Peter Rono. John McDonnell's Arkansas squad featured 4 kids from Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. A legendary motivational speech by McDonnell and Joe Falcon on the anchor made for one of the great upsets in Penn Relays history. Read all about it in this excerpt from the new John McDonnell biography.

LRC Review #2 John McDonnell D2 Coach Torrey Olson We had Olson, who has an MFA in creative writing, give his take. "It's got a lot to offer anyone interested in an incredibly sustained passion for the both the sport and the profession."

  • Bolt Opened Up At 100m On Wed. *2013 Cayman International Invitational Full Results

    Let The Regular Season Begin In Dream Fashion - IAAF Diamond League Begins Friday *Start Lists/Schedule/Streaming Info (12 Noon ET) *IAAF Fantasy League Returns

    LRC Who Says The Track Sars Avoid Each Other? 2013 DL Kicks Off In Style: Rudisha Vs. Aman, Kiprop Vs. Kiplagat, Aregawi Vs. Dibaba Plus Hagos Gebrhiwet The 2013 Diamond League season will get under way on Friday with some truly incredible mid-d and distance action. The world's two best pre-Olympic male and female 1,500 runners will clash. David Rudisha will try to avenge his season-ending loss to Mo Aman and the great Hagos Gebrhiwet will open up outdoors in his last race as an 18-year-old. If he wins convincingly, Mo Farah's days on top may be numbered.
    *Allyson Felix Will Try To Keep Her 10-Win Streak In Doha Going When She Faces 2011 World Champ Amantle Montsho & Olympic Silver Medalist Christine Ohuruogu In The 400
    *Elites Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Brittney Reese and Christian Taylor Visit Olympics Past and Present Exhibition Before Meet
    *IAAF President Lamine Diack Says He Isn't Worried About The Loss Of The Diamond League Sponsor And Says That The Series Will Continue To Thrive

    Sprint News: Sally Person Is Healthy And Racing

    Cayman international Pre-Race News

    News At Home

    European 110H Champ Sergey Shubenkov Gets Surprise Visit From Former WR Holder Colin Jackson At His Trainign Base In Siberia, Russia Shubenkov: "This is mad. You are mad to have come all the way to Siberia just to see me!? This is unbelievable."

    An 18-Year-Old Woman Died During Last Weekend's Toronto Marathon

    Photos From European Masters Competition

    Mid-Distance News

    Jamaican Invitational *Results *Meet Website

    Other International Action *Full Seiko Golden Grand Prix Results

    More Interesting Sprint News: London Paralympic 200m Gold Medallist Richard Whitehead Training To Run 40 Marathons In 40 Days

    Next Weekend's Action

    In The Next Month

    Random But Interesting

    UK's Lynsey Sharp: "There's a lot of people being caught, but it's nothing compared to the amount of people getting away with it."

    Dartmouth Alum Matt Miner Is "The Ivy League's Latest Gift" To The University Of Oregon The UO grad student was the only one to dip under 4 minutes (3:59.9) on Oregon's winning 4 x Mile team at Penn Relays.

    IAAF Inside Athletics Episode 11: Ato Boldon Talks With 2008 Olympic Pole Vault Champion Steve Hooker

    Hakone Ekiden University Select Team Made Up Of Top Individual Runners From Schools That Fail To Qualify As A Team May Be Cut To Once In Five Years Yuki Kawauchi (who benefitted from the select team) has spoken out against this.

    US Pro, Prep, NCAA News

    Stanford Was April 28 *Women's Results *Men's Results

    LRC Men's Results And Flash Recap Ben True's big season continued as he won the 5k, but the most improved American is Eric Jenkins, who came into the meet as a 14:04 guy but is now one of the 10 fastest collegians in history thanks to his 13:18! Chris Solinsky's comeback to relevance took a BIG step forward while Alan Webb's took somewhat of a hit.
    Ashton Eaton Was 3rd In PV With 16 Feet, 3/4 Inch As His Fiance Brianne Theisen Won The HJ With 5-11-1/2
    Brett Larner Looks At Japanese Weekend Results: Suguru Osako (27:38.31) And Yuki Sato (27:39.50) Go 2-3 And Come Up Just Short Of 27:35.09 NR At Payton Jordan Elsewhere at Oda Memorial Meet in Hiroshima, Kenya's Paul Tanui won the 5k in 13:16.57 as Martin Mathathi was 6th (13:41.80) and Yuki Kawauchi 18th (14:09.88).

    Women's Results And Flash Recap The good news is Jordan Hasay is now one of the 5 fastest collegians in history. The bad news is she missed the "A" and "B" standards. The breakthrough of the night came from Jamie Cheever, who went from 9:51 to 9:29 in the steeple.
    *MileSplit Weekend HS Coverage: At Payton Jordan, Elise Cranny Finished 3rd, Running The 3rd Fastest All-Time HS 1,500 At 4:15.07 The time is only behind the 4:10.77 by Mary Cain at Drake and Jordan Hasay's 4:14.50.

    Stanford On The Message Boards:
    Official Payton Jordan Updates Thread
    WEBB IS BACK, BABY, 13:37
    MB: #3 AT HS 1500m-Elise Cranny at Payton Jordan
    MB: Olympic Triathlon Champion Brownlee runs 28:32 for 10k at Stanford
    MB: Alistair Brownlee running Stanford 10K
    MB: Twin Robertsons

    The Virgin London Marathon - The World's Most Competitive  *Top Results LRC: Photo Gallery

    Women's Race: LRC Priscah Jeptoo Finishes First In Women's London Marathon Marred By Wheelchair Collision Jeptoo was very special over the second half, but the race was marred by the fact that Olympic champ Tiki Gelana was wiped out from behind in a horrific collision with a wheelchair racer.
    *Top Results LRC: Photo Gallery

    More London: *
    Video Of Wheelchair Collision
    Good News:
    Wheelchair Racers May Start Before Professional Women Next Year
    Josh Cassidy (Wheelchair Racer Who Hit Gelana): "One of these years a woman is going to have a leg broken, a career ruined."
    London Honors The Victims In Boston
    Some Are Selling Boston Memorabilia On EBay And Giving Proceeds To Charity
    Recommended Read: Paula Radcliffe And Her Husband Reflect On Her 2:15:25 Marathon WR, Which She Ran At London 10 Years Ago

    One We Missed From The Weekend: Lukas Verzbicas Ran A 14:53 5000 After 4:11 1500 At Occidental Meet We mentioned the 4:11 1,500, but according to the schedule the 5k was later that night about 6 hours later. The 5k is obviously a much better result, especially considering last month he only ran 15:22 at Carlsbad.

    Boston Getting More Serious About Possible 2024 Olympic Bid

    The Week That Was - Our Weekly Recap

    LRC Mary Cain And Tyson Gay Are Fast, Pat Casey's Undefeated, Cory Leslie Gets The "A," David Rudisha Doesn't Run Very Much And Paula Radcliffe Leads The Anti-Doping Fight This week, we show you a breathtaking video of Mary Cain, annoint Pat Casey as the NCAA mile favorite, praise Paula Radcliffe for leading the anti-doping fight, talk about David Rudisha's mileage, praise Tyson Gay, unearth a 12-year-old video of Matt Tegenkamp dusting Dathan Ritzenhein and wonder why the Big 12 sucks so much at the 800.

    UK Professor Talks About The Decline In Performance And Physical Fitness With Age And How It Can Be Mitigated With Continued Exercise "An active 50-year-old can have a similar aerobic capacity to a sedentary 30-year-old.”

    Think The Sub-2-Hour Marathon Is On The Horizon? Think Again

    LRC The Myth Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon The mainstream media thinks it may be close but in reality most people reading this will be dead when it happens.
    *Science of Sport's Ross Tucker agrees: Pacing, fatigue and the brain.  Lessons from London.

    *Jason Henderson Of Athletics Weekly Disagrees: Why the two-hour marathon is possible
    *MB: Sub 2 Hour Marathon Discussion: My Thoughts and Yours

    Doping News

    Athletics South Africa Is In Trouble

    "Mr Tyson Gay Is Back In Business"

    VCB 11.01

    US Track Friday: Oregon Twilight *Oregon Results *Oregon Twilight Photos *More Photos

    Oregon Twilight: *Results
    Recap: Rupp Switches From 800 To 3k & Defeats Ritz In 7:46, Centro Wins 800, And NAIA Star Hillary Holt Pulls Huge Upset In 1,500 Ken Goe of the Oregonian with recap of the meet, which saw Rupp switch events due to hamstring tightness. The big surprise was Hillary Holt lowering her PR by 7 seconds in the 1,500 and winning.
    *Register-Guard Recap
    *University Of Portland Steeplechaser Jared Bassett Disappointed The Competitive Field Was Hurt By Withdraws He ran 8:57, winning by 13 seconds.
    *Photos *More Oregon Twilight Photos
    *On The Boards: Galen Rupp Moved To 3k Due To Hamstring Tightness, Wins In 7:46 With Ritz 2nd In 7:47
    *MB: MB: Rupp running 3000 tonight at Oregon Twilight and not the 800
    MB: Galen Rupp Has NO CHANCE Of Breaking 7:35

    HS Ben Saarel Runs 8:49 3,200 at 4,500 Feet of Altitude



    Paralympic News

    Doping News

    It's Official: Olympic 1,500 Champ Asli Cakir Alptekin Charged With Doping Nevin Yanit, who was 5th in 100H final, also was charged.
    *AP *Reuters

    Next Weekend: Doha DL Meet Feature Series Of Top Duels: Asbel Kiprop Vs. Silas Kiplagat In 1,500m, David Rudisha Vs. Mohamed Aman In 800 Also Hagos Gebrhiwet vs. Thomas Longosiwa in the 3k, Allyson Felix vs. Amantle Montsho in the 400, Abeba Aregawi vs. Genzebe Dibaba in the 1,500 and Dawn Harper vs. Lolo Jones in the 100H.

    Stanford Payton Jordan Photo Gallery

    Penn Relays Photo Gallery

    What Americans Can Go To Worlds?

    RIP: European PVer Marianna Zachariadi Dies At The Tragically Young Age Of Just 23 After Battling Cancer

    Blue Collar / Inspirational Runner Of The Week

    LRC Meet Conner Paez: "Please don't cut off my leg. Please just don't amputate my leg. I can't lose my leg. I need to run." Two years ago, Conner Paez was on top of the world as a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania (8:16, 14:18). Then his life turned in a second as he was broadsided by a car while on his motor bike. The injuries were bad, very bad. He almost lost his leg, then some toes. Doctors told him he'd never compete again. What's he doing this weekend? Competing again.

    Prince Harry And Richard Branson In London

    Boston Marathon Race Photos

    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.

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