Quote Of The Day

“The biggest lesson I’ve learned in 15 years of amateur and pro racing is that the amount of success that you have is this much (holding his fingers slightly apart)."

"[That’s all] that you will get to be completely satisfied and that you will achieve all your goals and have great races. Ninety-five percent is failures and setbacks along the way.”

- Dathan Ritzenhein talking in front of West Michigan high school track and cross country teams and coaches at an event at Cornerstone University, encouraging them to enjoy their careers through the successes and failures.

Thursday Diamond League In Sweden

Distance Preview: LRC All the American 800m Women & The World's Bests Including Moscow Champs Sum, Kiprop, Kemboi, and Defar Racing Unpack the bags, it's time for some more great racing. All the American 800m finalists take on Eunice Sum and Abeba Aregawi, in the men's 1500m Asbel Kiprop takes on all-comers, Ayanleh Souleiman, and Leo Manzano, in the men's steeple Brimin Kipruto joins the Moscow mix, and Meseret Defar and Hellen Obiri collide at 3000m with Shannon Rowbury.
*IAAF Preview
*Highlights From Stockholm DL Press Conference: Quotes From Eunice Sum, Abebe Aregawi, David Oliver, Meseret Defar, Asbel Kiprop And More Talking about her World 800 victory, Eunice Sum said she was "not really worried” when Alysia Montano had a big lead.
*Twelve World Champions Will Compete In Stockholm DL Meet The men's 400m, men's 110 hurdles and women's high jump have all the Moscow medalists going head to head to head.
*Provisional Entry Lists

More Post-Worlds News *Results *LRC Each Day's Photos *Video Highlights (US Visitors Only) *Worlds Special Section

2013 Worlds *Results *LRC Each Day's Photos *Video Highlights (US Visitors Only) *Worlds Special Section *Women's 800 Special Section *Men's 1,500

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Sunday: LRC 1,500: Kiprop Is Golden, Centro Shines Silver, And Cronje Gets Surprise Bronze As Kenyan Plan Not Executed updated 8:50 pm Eastern The plan was for the Kenyan team to take it out hard the first three laps but Silas Kiplagat did not lead the first lap awas expected.
LRC Video Interview With Matt Centrowitz After Silver
Asbel Kiprop Interview
*Rec. Read: Centro Sr. Missed Seeing Final 100m Of Race As The TV Feed He Was Watching Went Out
*Canova On Men's 1,500m Final
*Worlds 1,500m Special Section

USATF: Americans Win 2 Middle-Distance Medals In 5-Medal Closing Day Of World Champs
*Team USA Superlatives From The World Championships: 25 Medals Ties For The Second Most Ever By Team USA

On The Boards: *
*Centrowitz: Greatest American Middle Distance Championship Racer
*MENS 1500 Same HorseS***, Sam Slow pace, Then KICK SH**. When is it going to STOP?


M Marathon: LRC Stephen Kiprotich Now Olympic And WORLD Champ, Lelisa Desisa Proves He's A Star With Silver Kiprotich, the Olympic champion, showed he's the best championship marathoner in the world as he pulled away from Boston champ Lelisa Desisa for the win. Desisa has had an incredible first 3 marathons in his career as Ethiopians went 2-3-4.

LRC The Cool Story Of Stephen Kiprotich And Haile Gebrselassie Kiprotich got drilled by Gebrselassie in a race in 2007. Kiprotich asked for advice. Gebrselassie told him to train hard for 5 years. What happened 5 years later? Kiprotich won the Olympics.
*Post-Race Reaction From The Americans Jeff Eggleston, Daniel Tapia And Carlos Trujillo
*Results *Live Thread

Saturday Non-Distance: IAAF Day 8 Recap: Russia, Russia, And Bolt

LRC: Brigetta Barrett Gets Silver, Sings Amazing Grace, And Stands Up For Freedom Barrett did it all Saturday, including standing up for fellow high jumper Emma Green to paint her nails how she wants. Barrett said, "We are human beings. We are competitors and participants of sport, but we are individuals, free and rights having individuals that should be able to wear anything that honors our country ..."
Day 8 A Golden Day For Russia As They Win Surprise Medal In Women's 4 X 400 And Svetlana Shkolina Wins Upset Victory In HJ Russia just edged the US in the 4 x 400 as Barrett took 2nd in the HJ with Olympic champ Anna Chicherova tied with Spain's Ruth Beitia for the bronze.
IAAF Report On Women's 4 X 400


M 5,000 Final: LRC Five In A Row For Farah, As Americans Shut Out Fool me once, shame on you; fool me five times ... This one came down to the final lap once again and we got what we all expected - another Mo Farah global title. That's five straight. Bernard Lagat was 6th, Galen Rupp 8th, and Ryan Hill 10th. *Video Highlights Of Race Share with a friend who doesn't know the results.

Analysis: Fool Me Five Times, Shame On Me, Farah Didn't Have The Fastest Last Lap, The Key Point In The Race And More We break it down for you.
Video Highlights Of Race Here
Post-Race Reaction: Mo Farah Calls This The "Sweetest" Of His Titles, Audio/Video/Text With Americans Ryan Hill has chosen his post-collegiate Nike group, and Farah talks about going after a faster time and improving the 1-2% under Alberto Salazar.
Brendan Foster: Mo Farah Is Britain's Greatest Ever Athlete

Men's 5k On The Boards:

Jenny Thursday Photos


W 1,500: LRC Jenny Gets Silver, Mary Cain 10th updated Jenny Simpson ran a superb race. The only problem was that Abeba Aregawi was just better. Mary Cain was a non-factor in 10th as the 17-year-old's incredible season came to an end. Now she can start her senior year of high school.
Renato Canova On 1,500 Final

Women's 1,500 Post-Race Interviews:
Jenny Simpson, Mary Cain, Hannah England, Areba Aregawi, Hellen Obiri, Zoe Buckman You can watch or you can read what was said here.
*Race Video
Official 2013 Women's 1,500 Final Discussion Thread: Talk About Jenny Simpson And Mary Cain Here
*CONGRATUALTIONS to Jenny Simpson, But Cain WTF???????
*J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense.
*Good job Mary Cain!

While You Were Sleeping (Thursday AM Action): Women's 800 Heats: LRC The Three Americans Move On As Montaño and Martinez Win Their Heats Martinez beat the Olympic champ while Ajee Wilson ran the second-best time of her career. Jessica Judd goes home.
*LRC: Women's 800m Round 1 Photo Gallery
*MB: Women's 800 Heats Discussion
*IAAF Recap

Tuesday *All 800m Coverage Here On Our 800 Page

Tuesday PM: Men's 800: LRC Symmonds Wins Silver, Aman Wins Gold The US picked up its first 800 medal, men's or women's, in 16 years on Tuesday. For 700 meters, it looked like the US might actually go 1-2 but Duane Solomon faded down the stretch. *Race Video/Results

Post-Race Interviews: Nick Symmonds, Mo Aman, Duane Solomon And Ayanleh Souleiman
MB Official Men's 800 Thread Discuss the race live here.

LRC Victor Sailer Flash Photo Gallery LRC Flash Photo Gallery

Women's Steeple: LRC
Milcah Chemos Wins Kenya's First-Ever Women's Steeplechase Gold It's a shame that Zaripova wasn't competing for Russia as the stadium was rocking thanks to Isinbayeva's gold and would have gone bonkers if Zaripova had been running at the same time.

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IAAF Mourns The Death Of Renowned South African Administrator And Statistician Gert Le Roux

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2013 World Championships Special Section *Women's 800 *Men's 1,500

Women's 800m: LRC Eunice Sum Surprises, Brenda Martinez Bronze!, Agony Of Defeat For Montano, American Junior Record For Wilson This race had it all - a first-ever American medal, tears from another American, and an American junior record for a third. Recap, analysis and the news that Brenda Martinez was turned down by two American training groups.
LRC Post-Race Video Interview With Brenda
LRC Ajee Wilson After Smashing The American Junior Record

More: Canova On Women's 800m Final

On The Boards: Official Women's 800 Final- IAAF World Championship
*Martinez Bronze 1:57.91!
*Ajee MF Wilson


Saturday W5k: LRC Defar Wins 4th Global 5k Title (And Beats Dibaba In Our Virtual 5k), Huddle 6th - 7 Quick Takes Defar got the job done with a sub-60 last lap and 4:23 last 1,600 as Molly Huddle earned the highest American finish ever in the event.
2:41 last km by DEFAR
*Womens 5,000m Final Thread

Saturday Non-Distance: IAAF Day 8 Recap: Russia, Russia, And Bolt

Usain Bolt Dominates 200 In World-Leading 19.66 To Win His 9th World Title Warren Weir 2nd over US's Curtis Mitchell. UK's teen star Adam Gemili was 5th.
*Bolt's Winning Time In Moscow 200 Was The Slowest Of His Two Olympic And Now Three World 200 Title Wins He still became the first athlete to win a third World 200m title and the first man to win the 100m and 200m double on two occasions. On other topics, he says if the 600 showdown with Farah happens at all it'll be next season.
*Adam Gimili Replaces 9.91 Man James Dasalu As Leadoff Leg For UK 4 X 100 Former US coach Rana Reider says they're looking really good in practice with their baton exchanges, so maybe they won't botch it like at the Olympics last year.
*Gimili Became Only The Second Brit To Go Sub-20 In The 200 Semis Yesterday

Brianna Rollins Leads Saturday Team US Performances With 100 Hurdles Gold Over Olympic Champ Sally Pearson GB's Tiffany Porter was 3rd; Dawn Harper and Queen Harrison were 4th and 5th.
*Double Bronze For The UK On Day 8 With The Women's 4 X 400 And Tiffany Porter In The 100 Hurdles

*IAAF Report On Men's Javelin: Czech Vitezslav Vesely Wins As Kenya's Julius Yego Finishes Just Outside The Medals In 4th

*AP: Rough Olympic warmup for Russia at track worlds There have been a few complaints along with the gay rights controversy, such bus drivers shuttling athletes and fans have gotten lost. One fan said, "Look, it's the former Soviet Union. You can't complain too much."

More Saturday OTB : *
US Robbed in 4 by4!!
*Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover
*Kenyan Julius Yego In Javelin Throw WC Final The Kenyan got 4th.
*MB: Kenyans can throw!

Friday Sprint Video: Women's 200m Final & Men's 4 X 400 Final Watch without knowing the results.

W 800 Semis: LRC This One Is For The Taking: Don't Be Surprised If An American Wins The Final Quick thoughts on the women's 800m semifinal. All 3 Americans, including junior star Ajee Wilson, made the final, but Alysia Montano and Brenda Martinez looked like medal - gold medal - threats.
*Brenda Martinez And Ajee Wilson Post-Race Reaction

M 1,500 Semis: LRC
Matt Centrowitz Advances, Leo Manzano Out: 6 Quick Thoughts Our quick thoughts on the men's 1,500m semifinal with some reaction from the mixed zone. Asbel Kiprop led the favorites in advancing and the big name not making the final was American silver medallist Leo Manzano who ran a tactically poor race. Matt Centrowitz advanced and is confident for the final. Kiprop cited Centro as his #2 rival.
*Post-Race Reaction
Interviews with Centrowitz, Leo Manzano, Lopez Lomong, Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Nick Willis, Nate Brannen and Henrik Ingebrigtsen.

Friday Worlds Full NY Times Recap:
Allyson Felix Tears Hamstring In 200 Meters Good read if you don't know what happened on Friday.

Thursday: Steeple: LRC: Kemboi Wins: The Greatest Ever? Ezekiel Kemboi won his fourth straight global title and fifth overall to lay claim to greatest steepler ever. Evan Jager improved on his London performance and was 5th.
Renato Canova On Steeple Final, The Future Of The Event Canova coached WR holder Shaheen.
Post-Race Interviews With Evan Jager, New Canadian Record Holder Matt Hughes And Alex Genest *Race Video

WC Men's Steeple Final thread
*Kemboi - The Greatest Steeplechaser Ever?
*steeple men and 1500 women:analysis of Coach Canova #moscow2013

Bondarenko Wins High Jump, Comes Close To WR
IAAF recap. Video highlights here.

400 Hurdles: Men's Race Video
We had a lengthy talk with Felix Sanchez about his career afterwards (video here). If Felix gets a new shoe contract, he may keep competing, but this year could be it. *Women's Race Video

Thursday AM:
Brigetta Barrett Makes It Interesting, Advances In HJ After Two Misses At Opening Height 2004 Olympic champ Yelena Slesarenko was eliminated.
LRC Video: Barrett Talks Qualifying And Then Hams It Up With Reese Hoffa: "I thought you were going to slap my butt. I was like 'Girl I didn't think we knew each other like that.'" - Reese Hoffa

LRC: SP Qualifying: LRC Reese Hoffa All But Gives The 2013 Shot Put Gold Medal To Ryan Whiting Rarely does an athlete admit they have little chances of winning, but that is what Reese Hoffa was doing (even though he beat Whiting 2 months ago).

Wednesday: LRC M 1,500 R1: All The Favorites And Americans Advance The 3 star Kenyans won their heats, Leo M and Lopez made round 2 easily, and Centro Jr made it, too, but had to work a little the last 100. Former Michigan teammates Nate Brannen (easily) and Nick Willis (struggled) advanced in different ways.
LRC Flash Photos

LRC W 5k R1: The Americans Advance, Meseret Defar Says Her Training Is "Stronger" Than When She Set World Record On the track, the action wasn't too surprising. Off the track, Shannon Rowbury had some critical words to USATF (see below) and Meseret Defar indicated she is super-fit.
LRC Flash Photos

LRC Shannon Rowbury Has Some Strong Words For USATF For Being Left Off 1,500m Team For Worlds "I find it pretty unfathomable that USATF did not know I had run 4:01 in Monaco." A "disappointed" Rowbury explained how she was left off the USATF 1,500m team despite having the 8th fastest time in the world. Bureaucrats suck.

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Centro Silver, Brenda Bronze Flash Photo Gallery

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Russia's Laws On Homosexuality Making News

Thursday Photos (Jenny Gets Silver, Kemboi Wins Steeple)

Thursday Women's 800m Photo Gallery (All Of Our Photo Galleries Are Here)

Mary And Jenny Roll On

Women's 1,500m Semis: LRC The Mary Cain Show Rolls On Into The Final - Defending Champion Jenny Simpson Looks Great The high schooler continues to surprise and finished ahead of Genzebe Dibaba despite running much of the race in lane 2. Zoe Buckman won Cain's semifinal, showing anything can happen at 1,500m. Simpson says she's 100% both physically and mentally. It's all very exciting.
*Flash Women's 1,500m Photo Gallery
Cain On The Boards: *Mary Cain has OFFICIALLY surpassed Jim Ryun's legacy
*Dreamed that Mary Cain took silver in the 1500 final.

Doping Updates: Trinidad And Tobago Sprinter Semoy Hackett Also Withdrew From World Champs Due To "Doping Matters"
*Federal Judge Rejects Plea From Trevor Graham (Former Coach Of Marion Jones) To Erase His Felony Conviction For Lying About His Relationship With A Steroid Dealer

Karhu $200,013 LRC Worlds Prediction Contest - Better Than Ever - New $2,013 4-Event Challenge

LRC $200,013 Worlds Prediction Contest: Pick 4 Events Correctly And Win $2,013 Our world-famous prediction contest is back and is better than ever. In addition to our full-fledged contest with some great prizes from Karhu, we've gotten a little carried away trying to get more casual fans involved as we've added a $2013 Four-Event Challenge. Pick the top three in order in the four events of your choosing and win $2013*. Don't know anything about Worlds? We've got a guide for you. Plus, you only need to do four events if you don't want to do the full thing. So start picking and more importantly spread the word to non-track fans.