LRC Two-Time Olympic 200 Champion Veronica Campbell-Brown Reportedly Has Tested Positive For A Diuretic All day, there was buzz as it was reported early Friday
that a female Jamaican medallist
had tested positive. Was it going to be a big fish or small fish? A very big one indeed.
MB: Two-time Olympic 200 champ Veronica Campbell-Brown has reportedly tested positive for a diuretic
MB: Female Jamaican Olympic medallist tests positive
- Elite Fields Released For Next Sunday's BAA 10k: 2013 Boston Marathon Champ Lelisa Desisa Leads Men's Field He'll face 2012 B.A.A. Distance Medley champion Allan Kiprono, Aaron Braun, Jason Hartman and Alistair Cragg. The women's Distance Medley champ Kim Smith heads the women's field against 2011 champ and Lineth Chepkuru.
- Maggie Vessey Vs Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair Highlights Edmonton Track Classic 800 On June 29th
*Sanya Richards-Ross In Edmonton 400 This article says Yohan Blake will be in the 200 against Warren Weir and Walter Dix, but the start lists don't list Blake yet.
*Edmonton Track Classic Start ListsHighlights include Jason Richardson in 110H, Luguelin Santos in the 400, Lolo Jones in the 100H and Veronica Campbell-Brown was listed in the 200, but as she has failed a drug test that probably won't happen.
- Adam Gemili, Katarina Johnson-Thompson And Jodie Williams Highlight Entry Lists For England Athletics Under-23 And Under-20 Championships
Ennis' Coach Says Her Ankle Injury Is Healing And She Should Compete In
Her First Heptathlon Since London In Tallinn Estonia On June 29-30
- Olympic 1500 Finalist And Steven Cram-Coached Runner Laura Weightman Is Having A Good Year After Running An 8:43 3000 She'll race the 3k for the UK at the European Team Championships.
Olympian Guor Marial Makes Emotional Return to South Sudan After Being Away From His Family For 20 Years Guor ran in London under the Olympic flag, but now is a US citizen.
Extensive Gary Cohen Q&A With 1972 Boston Marathon And 1972/73 NYC Champion Nina Kuscsik Kuscsik's Boston win in 1972 was the the first year with official women entrants.
2013 Oslo Bislett Games *Event-By-Event Results *Full Oslo Bislett Results *Official 2013 Bislett Games Thread *US HS Nationals Are Fri.-Sun.
*Results *LRC Recap
LRC Men's Steeple: Conseslus Kipruto Beats Ezekiel Kemboi Again There was no shoving or DQs this time and as a result, we've officially got a new king (for now) in the event. Good news, Jager fans - Kipruto is getting slower each time he races.
LRC Women's 5,000: Meseret Defar Emphatically Wins Her Rematch With Genzebe Dibaba (link fixed) Those of us who thought Genzebe Dibaba was the 5,000 world champion were given a rude awakening tonight as Defar crushed her over the final 300. And that spells bad news for US 1,500 hopes. Coverage of 5,000 only. More coverage coming later.
LRC Men's 200: Usain Bolt Returns To His Winning Ways - Wins 2013 Bislett Games 200 In World-Leading 19.79 Coverage of 200 only. More coverage coming later.
*The Telegraph: "Usain Bolt Silences Critics By Claiming Summer's Fastest 200"
LRC Rest Of The Meet (All Other Events): Ayanleh Souleiman Wins Dream Mile, Yekaterina Poistogova Wins Women's 800 The pace was way too hot in the women's 800 and also too hot in our minds in the men's mile.
More: Tiffany Porter (100H) And Shara Proctor (LJ) Lead UK Performances With Wins In Oslo
*Daily Relay: Five Things We Learned At The Bislett Games
*EARecap European Performances From Oslo: Czech Republic's Olympic Bronze Medalist Zuzana Hejnova Won Her 4th DL 400H Race Of The Season In 53.60
News From The Caribbean
- Yohan Blake Says He Eats 16 Bananas A Day
- Video Interviews: Maurice Greene Talks With Yohan Blake, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce And Veronica Campbell-Brown Blake says he almost went to college in the United States because he "loves white girls."
- IAAF Inside Athletics Episode 16: Ato Boldon Interviews Kirani James
Assorted International News
Explains That The Two Kenyan Sprinters Who Were Left Off World Youth Championship Team Because They Only Had A 20 Athlete Quota They two junior athletes broke down in tears after they were omitted from the team.
*This Article Says The 400 Hurdler Was Left Off Because Of Poor Hurdling Form While The 400m Runner Was Left Off Because They "Want To Focus On Areas Where Kenyans Are Favorites"
- Not Really News, But Oscar P Was Officially Left Of SA Paralympic World Team
- IAAF Preview Of IAAF Combined Events Challenge Meeting In Ratingen, Germany This Weekend
- Brazilian LJer Mauro Vinicius Da Silva's IAAF Online Diary Entry Talking About His Season Thus Far The 2012 indoor World champ was 2nd at Pre.
Oslo Pre-Meet News
LRC Oslo Meet Preview: Dream Steeple: Kipruto Vs. Kemboi Round II Plus Dibaba Vs. Defar Round II Oslo
should be fantastic as there is a mouth-watering men's steeple where double Olympic champ Ezekiel Kemboi gets his re-match with the 18-year-old sensation he threw off
the track in Eugene. In the women's 5,000, Genzebe Dibaba tries to prove her win 5,000 over Defar wasn't a fluke. Plus the Dream Mile.
*IAAF Preview: Bolt Out For Redemption
*AP Preview: Bolt Says He Wants Sub-20 In Rome
Usain Bolt Returns To Action Thursday In 200m In Oslo And Laughs Off Suggestion His Time Has Passed The Diamond League meet is Thursday. Bolt is the headliner, plus Kipruto vs. Kemboi in steeple, Chicherova vs. Vlasic in high jump. Neither Kiplagat nor Kiprop are running the famed Dream Mile.
*SA 3:54 Miler Johan Cronje Hoping For A Good Race At Oslo Dream Mile After DNFing In Hengelo Last Weekend He set a NR in the 1,500 earlier in the year with 3:33.46.
*Javelin Stars Tero Pitkamaki (2007 World Champ), Keshorn Walcott (2012 Olympic Champ) and Andreas Thorkildsen (Former Olympic Champ) Speak At Press Conference
*European Javelin Champ Vitezslav Vesely Wins Prague Competition On His First Throw He'll compete again tonight in Oslo.
*More Oslo Press Conference *Start Lists
NBC Sports: What Will It Take To Motivate Usain Bolt?
Assorted US News
- Robby Andrews Says Training Is Going Well And He "Feels Fast" Even If It Isn't Showing In Races He just ran a 1:49.74 for 4th place in Toronto.
- Past US Olympians And World Class Athletes Competing On 4 X 100 Relay Teams At US Champs To Raise Money For Boston Bombing Victims 1992 Olympic 800 bronze medalist Johnny Gray is on one of the teams.
- USOC Looking At "A Little More Ten" American Cities For Potential 2024 Olympic Bids San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles "appear to the be the most likely cities for a bid."
- Kentucky Woman Running 50-Mile Ultra To Raise Money For Her Mission Work In Uganda
- NASA Space Treadmill Used By Many Astronauts On The International Space Station Being Discarded And Will Burn Up In The Earth's Atmosphere
- Another Scientific Study Proves Common Sense: Working Out Is Harder After An All Nighter Than After A Good Night's Sleep
- Study Confirms That Compression Gear Can Help Speed Recovery After Some Workouts
Wednesday Non-Distance News
- USATF Getting Into Reality TV With USATF 36: Sanya Richards-Ross It's the second reality show for SRR. The executive producer of this show is USATF CEO Max Siegel.
- 2 Reasons Eugene Has Advantage Over Drake In Attracting Big Events Oregonian
- Ashton Eaton And Brianne Theisen Preparing For Worlds, Talk About Theisen Nearly Killing Eaton With A Javelin Register-Guard
- After 5 NCAA Titles In High Jump, Derek Drouin Focused On World Champs
- European Indoor Champ Tezdzhan Naimova Could Get Lifetime Doping Ban
- Brigetta Barrett, Andy Bayer, Kimberlyn Duncan Sign With Doyle Sports Management
- Novel Idea: Brits Hoping To Appoint British Head Coach After Swede Peter Eriksson Steps Down At End Of Year
- Jeremy Wariner Only Ran 46.06 In Rabat
- Ivory Coast Sprinter Murielle Ahoure Starting To Make A Name For Herself
Surprising: Brenda Martinez To Run 800, Not 1,500, At USAs The 1,500 team just got a lot easier for Mary Cain to make as the US gets to send 4.
The 2013 NCAA Championships *Live Results *Heat Sheets *LRC Post-Race Interviews *LRC Day 4 Photos *LRC Day 3 Photos *LRC Day 2 Photos *LRC Day 1 Photos *LRC $20,013 Prediction Contest Scores
LRC Men's 1,500: Oregon's Mac Fleet Kicks To Victory To Delight Of Hometown Crowd Fleet was third at PAC-12s but first at
NCAAs as he provided the in-stadium highlight of the 2013 NCAA champs while the crowd went nuts. 4:21 HSer Zach Perkins of Air Force was the runner-up as a
true soph. We recap that plus post-race shoving shenanigans.
*Oregonian: Duck men 4th, but Mac Fleet's 1,500 victory reverberates Fleet is full of praise for coach Andy Powell. "(He) believed in me, I think, more than anyone, that I'd be able to bounce back. Without Andy, I don't think I'm here (with a title)."
*Recommended Watch: Texas' Patrick McGregor Was "Having The Race Of His Life Until 100 To Go" When He Fell To The Track
*MB: MAC FLEET FTW
*MB: Riley Masters Blames McGregor
*MB: NCAA Men's 1500m Live Updates
LRC Men's 5,000: Lawi Lalang Defeats Two Fresh Sub-13:20 Guys To Complete The 10k/5k Double Paul Chelimo and Diego Estrada were a very respectable 2nd and 3rd.
*MB: Lawi Doubles 13:35 FTW
*MB: LAWI vs. ESTRADA vs. JENKINS
*MB: Who exactly are the best in their events to never win an NCAA title?
Team Competition: Wild 4 X 400 Finish Results In Texas A&M And Florida Sharing NCAA Team Championship With 53 Points Texas A&M's powerhouse 4 x 400 team dropped the stick and only scored a single point as Florida won the event to miraculously tie A&M. Amazingly, in the year 2013, there is no tiebreaker. Arkansas was 3rd (46.5) and Oregon 4th (44).
*Texas A&M's Men Feel The Aggie-Ny Of NCAA Track And Field Title Tie
*MB: Pat Henry leaving A&M for University of Texas?
*Mike Holloway Pleased With Tie: "There's the old saying (about ties), it's like kissing your sister. I love my sisters."
*MB: Why the hell is there not a tie breaker for the team Champion at NCAA Champs?!?!?!?!
*MB: WTF: Did Dwight Stones Just Screw Up the NCAA Team Title on ESPNU?
LRC Day 4 Photos
Greer Wins NCAA Title Number Two, Denies Cas Loxsom Of Coveted Title Number One The two seniors both wanted this one badly and were way better than everyone else in the field.
*MB: Elijah MF Greeeerrrr FTW! 2x NATIONAL CHAMPION - 2013 NCAA's
*MB: 800m final - why were the Penn State uniforms not matching?
*R-G: "Elijah Greer closed out his Oregon career by accomplishing what everyone expected when he arrived."
LRC Steeple: Anthony Rotich Wins As Henry Lelei Goes Down On The Final Water Barrier The Kenyans up front ran super-fast as Rotich came into NCAAs with an 8:37 PR but left with an 8:21 IAAF "A" standard. Former US junior champ Curtis Carr of BYU got top American honors.
*MB: Henry Lelei false started
LRC Day 3 Photos
- AP Day 3 Recap
- Register-Guard : Resilient Aggies In position For Men's Title Run Arkansas' Coach Chris Bucknam: "Right now, who can predict, but it looks like A&M's in the driver's seat, and Florida is between Oregon and Arkansas in the third and fourth spot."
- Olympic Bronze Medalist Derek Drouin Wins Battle With Silver Medalist Erik Kynard To Take HJ Title In 7-8 Our interview with Drouin is here. Drouin had the crowd do the "slow clap" on his final jump, an attempt at the NCAA record of 7-10, which he missed. He said he had ever asked the crowd to cheer him on, but "it was my last jump as a collegian, so what the heck."
- USC's Bryshon Nellum Wins 400 In 44.73 Our interview with him is here.
- TCU's Charles Silmon Wins 100 In 9.89 To FSU's Dentarius Lock (9.91) And Mississippi Isiah Young (9.96) Short video with Silmon here.
- UCLA's Aussie Julian Wruck Wins Discus Throw; Texas' Ryan Crouser Back In 8th
*Video Interview With Crouser
- Video Interview With Vin Lananna On NCAAs And State Of The Sport
Day 2 Coverage
LRC 2013 NCAA Men's 10,000: Lawi Lalang Halfway Home To The Double The Arizona junior made it look easy
took home the 10,000 crown on day 2 of NCAAs. Full of confidence afterwards, he told us he's not worried about anyone in the 5,000 even though there are two other sub-13:20 guys.
LRC 2013 NCAA 1,500-Meter Semifinal Recaps: Undefeated Pat Casey Squeaks Into Final In the women's action Oklahoma State's and Natalja Piliusina emerged as the favorite.
*MB: Pat Casey - Say It Ain't So....
- AP Day 2 Recap
*USTFCCCA Day 2 Notes
- USC's Bryshon Nellum Posts Fastest 200 In Semis With Wind-Aided 19.99 Our interview with Nellum is here. Nellum gives some encouragement to Oregon's Mike Berry, who didn't make the 400 final, pointing out that last year he [Nellum] didn't even make the NCAA final and then made the Olympic team and won a silver medal on the 4 x 400.
- LSU's Damar Forbes Jumps Longest Jump In The US This Year With 27-4 3/4 To Win Title
- UO's Mike Berry Bounces Back From 400 Disappointment To Anchor His 4 X 400 Team To Advance To Saturday's Final Article also talks about an interesting thing we've seen in the field events, where a green laser is used to mark the leading jump/throw for the fans watching (they turn if off when the athletes are competing). Pretty cool.
- Interview With UO Coach Robert Johnson After Day 2
- Decathlon: Texas' Johannes Hock Wins Title, Oregon's Dakota Keys Only 11th
- Men's 110 Hurdles Semifinal: UO's Cabral, Spencer Adams Of Clemson, Wayne Davis II Of Texas A&M Set Up Showdown
2013 Pre Classic *Friday Full Results *Saturday Full Results *Individual Event Results *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews
Friday Night: Women's 800: LRC Phoebe Wright Gets The Win, Ajee Wilson's Winning Streak Comes To An End And Gabrielle Anderson PRs Wright ran 2:00.85 as Wilson was 3rd (2:01.24).
Friday Night: RRW/LRC Rabbits Falter, Kenenisa Bekele Outkicks Merga For 27:12 Win The 13:18 first 5k never materialized. In the end, Bekele was better than everyone else over the last 200 but he's got some work to do to scare Mo Farah.
Men's International Mile: LRC James Magut Wins, No HS Sub-4 As Will Leer Gets Top American Honors, As Andrew Wheating Runs "Scared" It was a little windy and the times disappointed, but the post-race interviews with Leer, Wheating and Montoya certainly didn't as they were full of insight.
Men's National 1,500: LRC Men's National 1,500: Garrett Heath Wins, Chris Solinsky's Lacking Speed And Alan Webb Struggles But Is Happy Garrett Heath got the win, but our focus in what was basically the "C" heat was firmly on the two Olympians and American record holders (one former, one current) in Webb and Solinsky. Neither ran fast. Webb was next-to-last in 3:45, but even more stunning than that time was the fact that the famously impatient Webb, who is on his fourth coach in four years, was very upbeat afterwards. *Alan Webb Interview
Lance Armstrong In The News
- Interesting: USA Today Prints Ongoing Text Conversation Between Lance Armstrong And Betsy Andreu That Show Armstrong Avoiding Meeting Up To Apologize
- Nike Cuts Ties With LiveStrong Foundation
- Boston Marathon Bombing Victim And His Rescuer Honored At Boston Red Sox Game They are the two from this well known photo after the blast.
- Two Ultra-Marathoners Running From DC To Boston To Raise Money For Boston Bombing Victims They have raised over $52,000 so far.
adidas GP Men's Distance Recap (Rest Of Meet In Middle Column) *Results *LRC Winners Photo Gallery *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews
LRC Men's 800 Even Rain Can't Stop David Rudisha; A Fall Robs Erik Sowinski Of Another Great Finish David
Rudisha won as expected and Erik Sowsinki's good form continued as Robby Andrews still is searching for the breakthrough.
Recommended Read: NY Times Writes Feature On Colm O'Connell And David Rudisha: Improbably, Missionary's Work Is To Mentor Kenyan Stars
*MB: Rudisha's SECRET revealed: time operates differently for him!
*Brit Andrew Osagie Wins Race For 2nd Behind Rudisha In 800m
LRC Men's 5k Hagos Gebrhiwet Establishes Himself As Mo Farah's Biggest Rival, Ben True Runs Well American Ben True's fine 2013 continued with a 4th place finish ahead of Dejen Gebremeskel.
*RRW Distance Recap: Rudisha Cruises Despite Conditions, Gebrhiwet, Aregawi, Frazier And Saarel Win
Dream Mile/100: DyeStat Dream Race Coverage: Ben Saarel Closes Last Lap In 56 To Win In 4:02.72; Edward Cheserek Was 3rd In 4:05.36, Andres Arroyo 8th (4:08.41) In the girl's dream mile, Wesley Frazier won in 4:39.17. Cameron Burrell won the boy's Dream 100 (10.40) and Ky Westbrook won the girl's race in 11.52.
*Duke Recruits Go 1-2-3 In New York DL HS Girls' Mile
*On The Boards: BEN SAAREL 4:02.78!!! *Andres Arroyo O U C H *Boy's Mile Race Video *Girl's Mile Race Video
LRC Post-Race Interviews: Men: *David Rudisha *Leo Manzano (talks about no Nike deal) *Ben True *Robby Andrews (might run 800 at USAs) *Erik Sowinski After Fall *Ibrahim Jeilan
HS: *Ben Saarel Dream Mile Winner *Bernie Montoya *Andres Arroyo
For Those Who Don't Think Genes Matter: HSer Cameron Burrell Wins adidas Dream 100 On The Same Track His Dad Leroy Set The WR At 9.91, Beating Carl Lewis In 1991 Burrell's father is a former WR holder and a 4 x 100 gold medalist from the 1992 Olympics. His mom also won a gold medal in the '92 Games running the heats of the 4 x 100. Yeah, good genetics matter.
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:"
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."
US Pro News *Entries Posted For Next Week's US Champs
- Good Read: Running Times: A Medal In Moscow And Sub-8:00 Are Goals For Evan Jager In 2013 Talking about when Jager quietly began training for the steeple in October, 2011, his father Joel said, . "They were pretty secretive about it. I wouldn't say we were sworn to secrecy, but they didn't want it on Letsrun.com."
- Recommended Read: Running Times Article On Donn Cabral's Methodical And Scientific Approach To Running And His Transition To Living In Washington Being Coached By His HS Coach Peter Oviatt Cabral's year has not been good (8:34 steeple at Oxy) as he's in a slump and debating whether or not he wants to compete in the US Championships next week.
- Amy Hastings Runs 15:09 5k In Mixed Race (With Men) At New Balance Boston Twilight Meet Molly Huddle seemed to be running a tune-up 3k as she went through in 3k in 8:57 and dropped out.
- Ato Boldon Predicts A Big Year For Tyson Gay Despite his age, ... I feel like it's going to be one of Tyson Gay's best years. "Right now I have him on the podium at the (World Championships)."
More Post NCAA News
- Ken Goe: "Don't go to sleep on two-time NCAA champ Elijah Greer at the USA Championships" Greer won't have an easy time making the US team as the field includes Nick Symmonds, Duane Solomon and Andrew Wheating as well as Tyler Mulder who just ran 1:44.79 in Portland.
- Fox Sports: Bryshon Nellum on Bryshon Nellum: Part 2 "Of course, when you hear somebody got shot, you think they're up to no good or you think they're a troublemaker or whatever. Innocent people get shot just being at the wrong place at the wrong time."
- IAAF Profile On 100H NCAA Champ Brianna Rollins Who Says She's Not Scared About Racing Against The Pros At US Champs "I’m not intimidated at all. I don’t think about my competitors."
*Rollins Goes Pro A Year Early; Signs With Stellar Athletics And Will Run For Nike
- English Gardner Signs With HSInternational Agency
- USATF Elite Athlete Spotlight On Brigetta Barrett Who In Addition To Being A World Class HJer Is An Amazing Singer And Sang The National Anthem At NCAAs
*Video Of Her Singing In Eugene
- Boise State Hires Corey Ihmels As Head Coach Ihmels has been at Iowa State for the last 11 years. Will Olympian Lisa Uhl make the move with him?
*MB: Corey Ihmels
Drug News: Doug Logan Condones Doping?
- Former USATF CEO Doug Logan Calls For An End To The Fight Against Doping And Says "Let The Best Meds Win" "Regrettably, I now conclude we should give up this fight and bring the troops home. ... I have changed my views based on my re-examination of all the factors involved."
- Spain Passes New Anti-Doping Law Allowing For Athletes To Be Tested During The Night (11PM To 6AM) As Well As Other Improvements In Order To Clean Up Image After Operation Puerto Scandal If they really want to clean up their image, they should not destroy the blood bags from that scandal, which is evidence of athletes' doping.
- Jamaican 400 Runner Dominique Blake Gets 6-Year Ban For Second Doping Offense Blake's lawyer said that it was harsh, but since it was her 2nd offense, she's lucky she didn't get life.
- Canadian Shot Putter Dylan Armstrong To Be Upgraded To Olympic Bronze From 2008 After The 3rd Placer Belarusian Andrei Mikhnevich Got A Lifetime Ban He may be upgraded to 2010 World Indoor bronze as well since Mikhenevich was 2nd there.
*Former World SP Champ Andrei Mikhnevich Of Balarus Gets Lifetime Ban For 2nd Doping Offense
- One We May Have Missed: Trayvon Bromell Became First High Schooler To Break 10-Second Barrier With A Wind-Aided 9.99 He had a substantial tailwind of +4.0 - twice the legal limit - so Jeff Demps' time of 10.01 will remain as the official record.
- After Setting A PR At Age 31 Of 4:02.85, Treniere Moser Says She'll Focus On The 1,500 At The US World Trials She's also run a 15:11 5k this season and will still keep that as a possible backup at US Champs.
- Interesting RW Interview With Grandma's Race Director Scott Keenan, Who's Retiring After 37 Years Of Organizing The Event Since Its Inaugural In 1977 The event got its name from its first sponsor, Grandmas Saloon & Deli, which invested $600 in 1977. Keenan had no idea at the time that he was essentially "giving away a lifetime title sponsorship for $600."
- Video/Transcript: Bryshon Nellum Talks About His Amazing Comeback From Gunshot Victim To NCAA Champ / Olympic Medalist He said it was hard decision on whether to go pro or come back to USC after 2012, but said, "I thought to myself ... I haven't had a fair college season. Now that I'm healthy let's go back and let's make our goal to be a national champ."
- Excerpts From USATF Teleconference With NCAA Champions Brigetta Barrett (HJ) And Brianna Rollins (100H)
- Track Focus Profile On Arkansas Decathlete Nathanael Franks, Who After Only 2.5 Years In College Has A Double Major And Is Working On A Masters He has degrees in chemistry (graduating magna cum laude) and physics and is pursuing a Masters in business administration, with a concentration on finance.
- Ultra Runner Scott Jurek Talks About How Cross-Country Skiing Made Him A Better Runner
- Now Under Coaching Great UK PVer Holly Bleasdale Hoping To Avoid A Repeat Of London 2012 Disappointment (Where She Was 6th) With A Medal In Moscow She's in Phoenix, AZ and talked about how she doesn't like how the US is "not at all green and it's so hot." Hopefully she isn't judging the whole country based on Phoenix.
- UK Hurdler Andy Turner Out For 2013 With Achilles Injury Needing Surgery
- UK Survey Finds That Track And Field Is The Sport Taken Up By The Most People Over The Past 7 Years
Sprint News: 51-Year-Old Ben Johnson Anchors Celebrity 4 X 100
- Disgraced Canadian Olympian Ben Johnson Anchors 4 X 100 Team To Victory At Toronto Meet At 51 Years Old Johnson was stripped of his 100 gold medal and WR after testing positive at the 1988 Olympics.
- Q&A With Johnson, Who Says He Ran The Race For Charity And Has No Plans On Running Any More Races
- Usain Bolt And Yohan Blake Will Split Wild Cards For World Champs With Bolt In The 200 And Blake In The 100 Jamaica had to choose between athletes since each country can only have one wild card per event. The defending World Champ as well as DL series winner gets an automatic bid, so Blake and Bolt both had the 100 and Bolt and Nickel Ashmeade both had the 200.
- Long Jump WR Holder Mike Powell Teaches Youth Class In Moscow He said that he thinks he can coach Bolt to jump 9 meters in the LJ, but he joked that Bolt might get injured as "he'd probably jump over the pit."
- Sally Pearson Will Compete At June 27th Ostrava Golden Spike Meet, Coming Back From Her Second Hamstring Injury Of The Year She and her coach say things are coming along nicely, but they did take notice of Brianna Rollins' 12.39 at the NCAAs last week.
Kenyan World Youth Trials In The Books; 7 Age Cheats DQed
- Kenya Chooses Their Team For This Year's IAAF World Youth Championships In The Ukraine There were some upsets as World junior champions Mercy Chebwogen (3,000m) and Daisy Jepkemei (steeple) both finished 2nd. Lilian Kasait won the 3,000 in 9:11.70 to Chebwoen's 9:12.0 as Roseline Chepngetich won the steeplechase. Robert Biwott won the 1,500 in 3:38.5.
- Capital FM: Drama, Tears As Kenya Selects Ukraine team Mysteriously, two athletes in the 400H and flat 400 were left off the team even though they won their event in a time faster than the qualification standard.
Apparently Kenya Does Check Athletes' Ages: 7 Athletes Disqualified For Age Cheating An AK official said, "We would rather take a weak team and lose fair and square than go with a team that will later be banned by the IAAF for age cheating."
*2nd Article With Photos
- IAAF: One Month To Go Until The 2013 World Youth Championships
More Post-NCAA Stuff
- Clemson's Brianna Rollins Named USATF Athlete Of The Week For Setting 100 Hurdles NCAA Record At NCAA Champs Last Week This was a surprise to many, but not her as she told her teammates before the prelim that she'd break the record.
- TrackFocus Article On The Green Laser Lines Used At The NCAA Champs To Mark The Leading Throw/Jump Of The Day To Make Track More Spectator Friendly
- Bryshon Nellum Of USC And Indiana's Derek Drouin Named NCAA Division I National Men's Athletes Of The Year
- Clemson's Brianna Rollins And Arizona's Brigetta Barrett Chosen As DI National Women's Athletes Of The Year
- Oregonian: "Review of Robert Johnson's first season as UO coach is a thumbs up."
UK Chooses Their Team For Euro Team Championships
- GB Names Team: Four Olympic Medalists Named To UK Team In Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford, Christine Ohuruogu And Robbie Grabarz
- UK Athletics Performance Director Neil Black Praises Mo Farah's Decision To Run
- GB TJer Phillips Idowu Left Off Euro Team Champs Team, But UKA Denies Any Dispute They say he's still getting back in shape coming back from injury and want him to focus on training for Worlds.
- UKA: Idowu Is "Completely Cool" With Omission From Team
- Peri Shakes-Drayton Named Captain
- Other GB News: UKA Says Jessica Ennis' Coach Toni Minichiello Is In The Running For Job As UK Head Coach
- spikesmag.com Q&A: Brit Teen Sprinter Adam Gemili Talking about his 3 hypothetical dinner guests, he included Bolt and Jessica Alba "for entertainment."
- GB's Shakes-Drayton Considering Move From 400H To Flat 400 She's running the 400H in Oslo today, but won Euro Indoor Champs in the 400 with 50.85.
Tuesday Track Action
Toronto: Robby Andrews Beaten By Over 2 Seconds In 800, Running 1:49.74 The American star has a lot of work to do now. Andrews was 4th in a relatively slow race.
*Toronto Games Recap: Derek Drouin Win In HJ And Damian Warner Win In Hurdles Are Highlights
*Main Results Full results here. Zane Robertson ran 3:40 in 1,500.
Moscow: World Champ Mariya Abakumova's Javelin Highlights Moscow World Champs Preview Meet Yuriy Borzakovskiy finished 2nd to Andre Oliver in the 800m. Dwain Chambers won the 100m. *Full Results
Wednesday's Distance News
- UK Athletics Aware Mo Farah Worked With John Smith Apparently some in the UK regard Smith as a controversial coach. A one-off meeting doesn't concern us at all.
- Former Arkansas Star Shawn Forrest Selected For Australian Team For Worlds In Marathon, Talks About Training By Himself In North Carolina
- Haile G Excited By Haile Gebrselassie Marathon
- Jamaica 800 Star Kenia Sinclair May Miss Rest Of Season After Getting In Car Accident
- Bring Back The Mile Reaches Halfway Point
Recommended Read: Race Director For Grandma's Marathon Scott Keenan - The Longest-Serving Race Director In The USA - Is Retiring He's been at Grandma's basically since the beginning, 37 years, and has made the race his life.
- Let The Scramble Begin Michigan Men's Track Coach Retires
- Few Dozen People Greet National Champ Florida Gators When They Return Home Thank goodness for the soccer coach with the homemade sign.
- Kevin Liao Asks: If Josh Mance Hadn't Transferred Away, Could USC Have Delivered Coach Ron Allice A National Title In His 50th And Final Year? Kind of a moot point as Mance didn't even make it a semester at FSU before a gun incident did him in.
- Daily Emerald's Best Photos From 2013 NCAAs
- Sacramento Having Trouble Drawing Elite Track Meets
News From Over The Pond
- Brits Remember Olympic And Commonwealth Medallist Donna Hartley-Wass, Who Died Recently At Age 58 The 400 runner turned body builder died while sun bathing.
- Brits Hold On Distance Night, Dave Bedford Attends And Gives Out Awards To 29:53.37 Winner
- Hurdler Andy Pozzi Out For Rest Of Season With Navicular Injury
- A Profile Of Ireland's New Jr. 100H Record Holder Sarah Lavin, Who Bagged Princeton In December After Less Than One Semester
- Is Christian Taylor Likely To Take Down Jonathan Edwards' TJ WR?
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The 2013 NCAA Championships - Women's Coverage *Live Results *Heat Sheets *LRC Post-Race Interviews *LRC Day 4 Photos *LRC Day 3 Photos *LRC Day 2 Photos *LRC Day 1 Photos *LRC $20,013 Prediction Contest Scores
LRC Women's 1,500: Oklahoma State's Natalja Piliusina Weaves Her Way From Seventh To First In The Final
To Win Florida's Cory McGee ended up a well-deserved second in 4:13.94.
LRC Women's 3,000m Steeplechase: Emma Coburn Wins Her Second NCAA Steeple Title As Colleen Quigley Gets The "A" Coburn got the win here, but wasn't nearly as dominant as she usually is in an NCAA steeplechase, as FSU's Colleen Quigley finished only 2.85 seconds back after a fast last lap.
*Emma Coburn Signs With New Balance To Begin Her Professional Career She's decided not to hire an agent.
*2nd Coburn-NB article She'll stay in Boulder to continue to be coached by Mark Wetmore and be a volunteer assistant at CU. She said, "In all of my conversations with companies, I made it very clear that no matter what, I'm staying in Boulder. No one protested ..."
Team Competition (Kansas Wins, Oregon Denied The Triple Crown): Kansas Wins First Women's NCAA Title In School History Stanley Redwine's program has risen as the Jayhawks look to recapture the track and field glory they used to enjoy when it was a men's only program. Kansas won with 60 points to Texas A&M's 44 and Oregon's 43.
*Oregonian: Oregon Women Unravel, English Gardner shocks everyone and says she's going pro early All we can say is good luck getting a big deal from Nike. Of course, it might look bad for the Swoosh if the beloved Gardner signs with someone else.
*Oregonian: Tough finish for a UO program with higher aspirations
Jesse Squire Blogs: "Worst Announcing Ever" At 2013 NCAA Meet
Other Events: *Women's High Jump ... Brigetta Barrett Of Arizona Ends Career With Record Sixth HJ Title
*Brianna Rollins Runs 12.39 In 100H WOW is all we can say. Truly incredible.
LRC Day 4 Photos
Non NCAA Saturday/Sunday Action: Hengelo & Oakley NYC Mini *Full Rabat Results *Mini Results
- Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre Stuns Justin Gatlin To Win 100m In Rabat, Morocco Winning 9.98 To 10.02; Kim Collins Was 3rd
*MB: Gatlin goes down! Could a white man win the 100m at Moscow 2013?!?!?
*Full Results: Mohammed Aman Wins 800 In 1:44.37 Over Duane Solomon (1:44.91) Olympic bronze medalist Thomas Longosiwa won the 5k in 13:03 and Ethiopia's Hiwott Ayalew beat Lydia Chepkurui in a close steeplechase 9:18.72 to 9:18.77. Also Hellen Obiri won the 1,500 (4:03.55) and Russian bronze medalist Ekaterina Poistogova won the 800 in 1:59.80.
- Yohan Blake Returns From Injury With A 200m Win In Kingston In 20.72; Says He Feels "Rusty"
- Leonard Korir Wins The Garden Of The Gods Ten Mile Run In 50:48 On Tough Course Belainesh Gebre won the women's race in a CR with 58:45.
- Hengelo Results: In addition to Bekele dropping out, Silas Kiplagat continued his winning ways, young French 800m runner Pierre-Ambroise Bosse got a nice win and Abeba Aregawi dropped down to the 800.
*MB: Kenenisa Bekele Drops Out Of Hengelo 5k The winning time was 13:04 but it proved to be too hot for Bekele.
- NY Mini: Mamitu Daska Cruises To Victory At 42nd Oakley New York Mini 10-K, Desiree Davila Returns To Racing Daska had no trouble defeating Linet Masai. Mattie Suver was top American ahead of Stephanie Rothstein Bruce and Desiree Davila in her first race in nearly a year. *Results
Day 3 Coverage
LRC Women's 5,000: Abbey D'Agostino Repeats And Denies Jordan Hasay The Storybook Ending
somewhat surprisingly had the lead on the last lap and the Oregon crowd was going nuts until Abbey D battled back and won going away.
*MB: Abbey D wins Betsy 2nd, Jordan 3rd.
*MB: Abbey challenged by hasay, blows her away
LRC Women's 800: Natoya Goule Completes Undefeated Season and Pulls Five Others To Lifetime PRs Goule became the 4th-fastest collegian in history and just missed the coveted 2:00 barrier as Oregon's Laura Roesler had to settlle for runner-up honors.
- AP Day 3 Recap
- Register-Guard: It's A Magic Moment For English Gardner In The 100 As Her 10.96 Victory Leads Oregon's 32 Points On Friday To Make It A Title Race Our interview with Gardner is here.
- UO Coach Robert Johnson: "It's not over yet. I think we still have some battles to fight. But anytime you have that big of a deficit, you really have to get going. We have to find those points somewhere."
- Stanford's Kori Carter Wins 400H In A Collegiate Record Of 53.21 Seconds Last year she was dead last. Now she'll have a good shot at making the US Moscow team, but says she's being the "worst maids of honor of all-time" because US Champs are the same week as her sister's wedding.
- South Dakota's Bethany Buell Wins Pole Vault In 14-7 1/4, Tying The NCAA Meet Record
- Ashley Spencer Of Illinois Upsets Shaunae Miller Of Georgia To Win Women's 400 In 50.28
- Kansas' Lindsay Vollmer Upsets Arkasnas' Pre-Meet Favorite Makeba Alcide For Heptathlon Win
- San Diego's Shanieka Thomas Leaps 46-4 3/4 To Win TJ
- 2008 Olympic 110H Champ Dayron Robles Looking To Represent Another Country? Robles requested to leave the Cuban athletics team in January, but it looks like the Cuban Federation will do what they can to stop him from running for someone else.
- Former GB 400H Olympic 4 X 4 Bronze Medalist Donna Hartley-Wass Dies Suddenly At Age 58
LRC Betsy Saina Comes Through As Favorite And Wins 10k; Emma Bates Third Saina delivered as the favorite as she ran away from Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton on the last lap. Top American honors went to Boise State sophomore Emma Bates.
2013 Rome Golden Gala *Full Results *Event-By-Event Results *MB: Official 2013 Rome Golden Gala Diamond League Thread LRC *Rome Photo Gallery
*Results LRC Rome Photo Gallery
LRC Women's 1,500: Abeba Aregawi Dominates As Jenny Simpson Runs Race Of Her Life* To Finish Third American Jenny Simpson is in the form of her life and we have the stats to prove it - way better than when she was world champ. The problem is Sweden's Abeba Aregawi is on another planet right now.
On The Boards: LR, Stop the hyperbole! Race of her life? Jenny Simpson won WC gold!
LRC Men's 100: Justin Gatlin Stuns Usain Bolt In Rome If Bolt losing isn't rare enough, how about this - Bolt got off to a self-described "perfect start" and still lost to Gatlin.
*MB: Gatlin 9.94 over Bolt in Rome
*Lauren Fleshman Tweets: "Wish I could get excited about an American off a drug suspension beating a world record holder, but nope. #RomeDL."
*After Loss, Bolt Puts Loss In Perspective & Says He'll Be Back Guardian Good news is Bolt says his hamstring is fine. Up next is a 200m in Oslo next week.
LRC Men's 5,000: Yenew Alamirew Stuns Hagos Gebrhiwet Hagos Gebrhiwet ran 12:55 but he was no match for the 23-year-old Alamirew, who closed in 54 to get the win after only finishing third at Pre. Meanwhile, Pre winner Edwin Soi was just 5th.
*MB: ALAMIREW OVER GEBRIWHET!!! 12:54 with 54 last lap!!
LRC Rest Of Meet: Aman Wins 8 Over New French Star, Allyson Felix Gets Beaten Badly, Fall In Steeple, Jump-Off In High Jump, And Almost A Home Win In Triple Lots of drama before a nice crowd in Rome. A 21-year-old Frenchman emerged in the 800, Allyson Felix ran her worst 200 since 2005 and much more.
*USATF List Of US Performances
*Milcah Chemos Gets Win In Steeple, Other Kenyans Fair Poorly In Rome Daily Nation
2013 Pre Classic *Friday Full Results *Saturday Full Results *Individual Event Results *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews
LRC Women's 800: Mary Cain Breaks 2:00 As Francine Niyonsaba Dominates Niysonaba was fantastic and got a new meet record. Also running amazingliy was American Brenda Martinez, but both were overshadowed by the 17-year-old Cain.
*Oregonian: Mary Cain shatters 31-year-old national high school record
*Mary Cain Yahoo Photos
LRC Men's 5,000: Mo Farah Is Beaten By Edwin Soi As Galen Rupp Finishes Sixth Dathan Ritzenhein ran the 2nd-fastest time of his career and Chris Derrick almost took top American-born honors but Galen Rupp's pride enabled him to mow them down in the last 100m.
*Oregonian: Edwin Cheruiyot Soi hands Mo Farah his first loss in an outdoor final in almost two years at the Pre Classic
*Eugene Register-Guard: Soi's saucy kick shoves Farah, Rupp aside *Register Guard Photo
LRC Bowerman Mile: Silas Kiplagat Steals The Race From Asbel Kiprop At The Line As 10 Guys Run 3:51 Or Faster Matthew Centrowitz and Lopez Lomong both ran 3:51 but wanted more as it's never fun to finish 9th and 10th.
LRC Men's Steeple: Conseslus Kipruto Survives Ezekiel Kemboi's Shove; Evan Jager 8:08 The men's steeple had everybody, including a mouth-watering dual between the future (Kipruto) and present rulers (Kemboi), that more than lived up to the hype. Evan Jager was right there until the last 250.
LRC Women's 5,000: Tirunesh Dibaba Survives A Scare From Mercy CheronoDibaba won but boy did she have to work for it on the thrilling last lap. Kim Conley PRed to grab top American honors.
LRC Women's 1,500: Hellen Obiri Wins In 3:58 As Treniere Moser And Sheila Reid Run 4:02 Alberto Salazar's magic continued as the 31-year-old Moser crushed her 2006 PR.
LRC Men's 800: Mohammed Aman Dominates As Nick Symmonds Debuts In Third An encouraging race for both Aman and Symmonds, who are dreaming of gold in Moscow.
Bummer: JapaneseTeen Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu's 10.01 From Earlier This Year Won't Be Recognized By The IAAF As Tying The World Junior Record IAAF says the type of wind gauge they used (which recorded .9 m/s) was not up to current international standards.
NBON Starte Yesterday *Startlists *Entries *Meet Site *Live Stream *Schedule
- MileSplit Day 1 Recap: Wesley Frazier Dominated the 5000 Winning in 15:55 Over Erin Finn (16:17)
Jacob Leingang defended his 5k title winning in 14:11.60.
*MB: WESLEY FRAZIER 15:55.94 5k! *Jake Leingang 14:11!
- MileSplit Saturday Preview
*MB: Epic Two Mile duel at NBNs!
- RRW New Balance Outdoor Nationals Preview
- RRW: Setbacks Behind Her, Erin Finn Ready For New Balance Nationals She was an agonizing 2nd in the 5k indoors when she finished with her arms up thinking she had won, but was just outkicked by a fast-closing Wesley Frazier.
- DyeStat Boys Preview: Top 10 Storylines
- DyeStat Girls Preview: Top 10 Storylines
- NBON Live Stream Will Be Here June 14-16
Week In Review
LRC WTW: Lawi And Elijah Impress, Manzano And Webb Struggle, Farah And Rupp Lose But Win, Discus Love And More This week we look back at the last two weeks and tell you had a good two weeks and who had a bad two weeks. We rave about Elijah Greer and Lawi Lalang and tell you how special their NCAAs were, praise Galen Rupp and Mo Farah even though they got beaten, worry about Leo Manzano and Alan Webb, and throw in some discus and sprint love. Along the way, we tell the NCAA to get it right for once with the team score.
CNN "Human To Hero" Piece On Haile Gebrselassie, Who Says He'll Run Until He Dies Geb blames increased standard of living in Ethiopia on producing fewer good runners, saying, "The more good things you have, the less athletes you have. You don't see so much athletes from Addis Ababa (the capital). You don't see so much athletes from the city, most of our athletes they come from the countryside."