Quote Of The Day

"I had the ability to run 9.92, 9.8. I needed the ability to break Maurice Greene, Ben Johnson's record. And to get that ability you've gotta be enhancing. At the time, it was worth the risk. To secure a real contract, to secure Gatorade, secure the fame that you want to secure, 9.92 wouldn't do it."

- Convicted drug cheat and felon Tim Montgomery talking about why he turned to drugs during his sprinting career to break the 100m World Record. This quote is a perfect example of why the minimum 4-year doping ban (supported by Asbel Kiprop here) is so important. A 2-year ban leaves the risk-reward ratio to dope too much in the favor of doping.

First Full Week In September = NCAA XC Begins In Earnest - Voting Now Open

LRC NCAA XC Fan Polls It's time for you to do your patriotic duty and give us your top 10 teams in the country. Oklahoma State, Colorado, Wisco, Oregon, Providence, NAU, Duke, FSU? Whoever your team is, let us know. Voting now open.

2013 NCAA Men's Cross-Country Preview - We Expect Oklahoma State To 3-Peat The coaches have ranked the teams in the pre-season, as has Isaac Wood. Now that they've done the dirty work, we swoop in and tell you statistically where they are off and why the Cowboys should 3-peat. Are you an NCAA team member dreaming of a big breakthrough? Then don't read this, as we crush your dreams. The best way to predict the 2013 NCAAs? Just look at 2012 and take out the seniors as very little changes on the men's side.

LRC 2013 NCAA Women's Cross-Country Preview - Ray Treacy's Providence Lady Friars Are The Team To Beat This is coach Treacy's 30th year at Providence. He deserves a second team title and likely will get it. Corrected wiith Oregon in third. By mistake, initially our final table with them in third after the we added in their transfers didn't show up initially.
MB: Cayla Hatton no longer running?!!?! The woman who ran 33:17 for 10k in HS and was a Stanford star as frosh last year is no longer on the team.

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The Historically Super-Fast Rieti Was Sunday:
*Rieti: Ben True Impresses In 3k (2nd To Soi, Beats Ndiku), Dix 9.99, Semenya Sub-2:00, Kiplagat, Cronje, Willis, Torrence Run Fast In 1,500 (Results) Walter Dix went sub-10 for the first time in 2013, Caster Semenya went sub-2:00 for the 1st time in 2013, the men's 1,500m had the first 9 set seasonal bests or PRs, led by Silas Kiplagat, a national record by Johan Cronje of S. Africa and faster times by Nick Willis and David Torrence, and (most impressively) Ben True finishing 2nd to Edwin Soi at 3,000m.
IAAF Full Meet Recap
Semenya After Her 1:58.92: "That's awesome. The race went according to plan."
Jamaican Observer: 4 Jamaicans Win In Rieti
Ben True 7:36.59, Emily Infeld 8:41.43

Ben Blankenship And Gabriele Anderson Shatter Course Records At Minnesota Mile Blankenship ran 3:52.7 to win over defending champ Craig Miller (3:53.1); Nate Brannen was 5th (3:55.0) and Matt Elliot 8th (3:58.6). For the women, Anderson ran 4:21.3 to win over Heather Kampf (4:27.1); Jamie Cheever was 6th (4:43.0).
*Team USA Minnesota Article With Quotes From Anderson
*Bring Back The Mile Article

Other Sunday Results

Potential Mary Cain XC Rival Out For Season: 2012 Foot Locker Girls Champ Anna Rohrer Has Broken Bone In Foot And Is Out For The Year Rohrer, who had opened her season with an incredible 16:52, will be missed.
MB: 2012 Footlocker Champ Anna Roher: Out For The Season

Post-Brussels News

Kenyan Daniel Kitonyi Wins 5,000 And 10,000 At Japan's 82nd National University Track And Field Championships

2013 Worlds Special Section

Big IOC News

Drug Talk And One More Reason To Like Asbel Kiprop

Saturday Free Streaming: USATF.tv To Broadcast North CityGames On Saturday Morning For Free Go here Saturday from 8:00-9:30 a.m. ET to watch for free. Athletes competing include Leo ManzanoDavid Oliver, Aries Merritt, Ryan Wilson and Dawn Harper.

4,000 Sign Up For Boston Marathon On First Day Of Registration This number is almost 2,000 ahead of where they were last year after day 1.

Hard-Hitting Journalism From Running Times: The Jury Is Still Out on Running Skirts

News From The Top Distance Runner And Sprinter In The Sport

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IOC News: Billy Mills Gets His Wish

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  • Week That Was

    LRC USA The Best 1,500m Country In The World? Tokyo Gets The Olympics, Ben True Keeps Kicking Butt, Caster Semenya Is Back, Tegenkamp Playing It Conservative, And Lance Armstrong The focus on the track and field world was the Diamond League finale in Brussels. We ignore Brussels in our WTW and talk about everything else. If you want Brussels talk, we've still got you covered here.

    $200,013 Worlds Prediction Contest Powered By Karhu

    O Canada! LRC 44th @ World XC, 1st In The LRC Prediction Contest, Canadians Continue To Dominate LRC Contests Canada may only be 4.6% of the LRC audience, but Canadians keep dominating our contests. Our Moscow Worlds Contest Powered by Karhu was no different, as Matthew Walters (44th at World XC) came out on top. The University of Victoria kept up its fine tradition of excellence as well. Read all about it and check your scores.

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    US News: Good News For College Track

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