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Quote Of The Day

"Today was about defending our national title, which didn't necessarily mean getting first place. Defending our title was always about fighting, with pride, and being Badger tough. And that's what we did."

- Wisconsin's Reed Connor on Saturday after he and the defending national champs Wisconsin Badgers came up short in their attempt to repeat as champs.

2012 NCAA XC Reaction Pore In *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Photo Gallery updated 258 photos *LRC Women's Recap *LRC Men's Team Recap *LRC M Individual Recap *Live Thread

*Wisco Men Not Upset With 2nd
*OSU's 5th Man Shane Moskowitz: "It was definitely the best day of my life. For sure."
*ISU's Corey Ihmels Full of Praise for Indivual Champ Betsy Saina: "Her life revolves around being as good as she can be and it showed...She’s a great athlete but she’s just a great of a person."
*Colorado Women Had Worse Showing In School History (28th)- But Coach Wetmore Is Excited As Everyone Returns For 2012 Included in the returners is Olympian Shalaya Kipp who will be looking to become Colorado's 1st 4-time xc women's All-American
*NCAA Cross Country Champs Stat Facts

Mixed Day For FSU:
FSU's #1 Ranked Women Finish 4th But #18 Men Finish 5th The FSU women lost despite putting 3 in the top 17 as their 4th was 82nd and 5th 155th. Coach Bob Braman was 100% thrilled for his men who hit it out of the park: “This was a duct-tape special to try and get through this season and just get everything. We left zero points out there."

Oregon Reacts Differently To Scoring Mishap:

*Oregon's Astt Coach: "That was bush league. I had to walk back into a tent and tell seven girls that they didn’t win."
*Oregon Runner: "It was kind of a shock when they said we didn’t win, but now, we’re good."

Recommended Read: Toni Reavis Fondly Remembers The Great Joseph Kimani Especially Kimani's amazing CR run in Cleveland where Kimani ran so fast - Reavis while doing tv thought the mile markers were likely misplaced.

NCAAs Are In The Books *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Photo Gallery updated 258 photos *Live Thread

LRC Oregon Wins NCAA Title As Betsy Saina Outkicks Hasay Confusion reigned supreme with the team results as Oregon was the winner, then Providence, but eventually once it was all sorted out the Oregon Ducks had a convincing NCAA championship over Providence. There was no confusion on the individual side as Betsy Saina outkicked Jordan Hasay and Abbey D'Agostino for the win.
*Full Results *Photo Gallery

After [email protected]#@!SDF Delay, Oregon & Oklahoma State Declared 2012 NCAA Cross-Country Champions
*Duck Women Get Their Third NCAA Crown
*Stanford Women In 3rd Have Highest Finish Since 2007, Rosa Twins Disappoint For Men
*Betsy Saina: "I told myself that I was going to go for it from the start." (With Video Highlights)
*Oregonian: The "straw that stirs the drink is Hasay."

NCAAs On The Boards:

Not To Totally Brag: But We Nailed These Previews

LRC Women's Team Preview: Oregon Or Florida State? What About Darkhorse Providence? It should be a fierce battle in Kentucky for the NCAA crown. Florida State is favored, but should they be? Last year they choked it big time.

LRC Women's Individual Preview: Can Jordan Hasay Do It? Or Will Betsy Saina Or Abbey D'Agostino Prevent The Fairy Tale Ending?
*LRC Fan Polls Individual Predictions

Weekend Action That Isn't Happening In The Midwest

Non-NCAA Weekend Action

If You're Not Cheating Part 2: Jon Rankin Wonders How Cheating In Sports Can Be Stopped

International News

When Life Gives You Lemons, Go Race A Marathon In Japan

Yet Another Great Dies Too Young

Former 10k WR Holder Joseph Kimani Has Died At Age 40 The former road superstar took down the world's best in the 10k by a ridiculous 30 seconds in the summer of 1996 as he ran a still unthinkable 27:04 at Peachtree. He won virtually every big road race in the US at least once, also set a 12k WR, and is still the CR holder at Boilermaker.

More: *LRC MB Remembrances of Kimani
RRW Article On Kimani
*Utica Observer Dispatch: Joseph Kimani, Boilermaker all-time great, dies at age 40
*Kimani's Death Getting Mentioned In Slovenia (Translated)
*AJC: Peachtree record holder passes away

A Case That Makes The Caster Semenya Situation Seem Like A Fairy Tale

MB: Indian Female Gold Medallist, Pinki Pramanik, Formally Charged With Rape After Being Determined To Be Male - She Says No, It's Just Result Of Drugs I Took

*Asian Games Gold Medallist Pinki Pramanik Charged With Rape After Medical Reports Confirm Her As Male
*Pinki Pramanik Blames Injections For Her "Masculine" Physique
*Pinki Pramanik Plans Defamation Case Against Cops, Prosecutor
*Medical Reports Confirm Pinki Is A Male
*Police Forcing Me To Commit Suicide, Says Pinki Praminik

Laughable: Cycling Head Pat McQuaid Says UCI Will Establish Confidential Doping Hotline To Build Trust & Says Releases Open Letter to Peloton That Says He's Been A Leader In Anti-Doping Movement It's a little too late for gestures and false statements like this: "The UCI has always been a pioneer in the fight against doping, a fact recognised by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and the IOC (International Olympic Committee) among others," wrote McQuaid in his letter addressed "Dear rider."

More Weekend Results

US News: Lolo Jones Wins Bobsled World Cup Silver Medal

Maybe The Most Important News Of The Week: WADA Proposes Increasing Drug Ban From 2 to 4 Years

Ladies 2012 New York City Marathon - Or At Least As Close As We Are Going To Get From It

Yokohama: Lydia Cheromei Wins With 2:23:07 CR As Kim Smith (2:27:35), Amy Hastings (DNF) and Jo Pavey (DNF) Disappoint Smith's PR remains 2:25:21 from her debut in London 2010. Her teammate Amy Hastings was a DNF.  Serena Burla was 11th. MB: Live Thread on Yokohama Non-NCAA Weekend News

JRN Recap: Mizuho Nasukawa Was Top Japanese in 2:26:42
*Kiwi Kim Smith Finishes Sixth
Pre-Race: Pavey Was Adamant She Could PR (2:28:24)
Boston Winner Sharon Cherop Runs Negative Split CR (2:23:57) The top 3 finishers were all going to run NYC. #2 Hilda Kibet (KEN) 2:25:46. #3 Valeria Straneo (ITA) 2:27:04. 2:10:34 won the men's race.

Weldon Wins Kass Marathon In Kenya - Will He Be Kenya's Next Star? Weldon Kirui that is got the win 1-month after being 2nd in LA. The winner of the Kass often becomes a star like G. Mutai. Agnes Jepkosgei won the women's race.
*RR: Weldon: "Let me tell you, life has been hard for me. I braved numerous challenges."

 36 Yr Old Mike McKeeman (2:17:51) Wins Hometown Philly Marathon Over Scott McPherson As Women's CR Goes Down To Russia's Irina Mashkantceva (2:35:27) The half-marathons were won by the same people who won the 8ks on Saturday.
Records Are Made To Be Broken:
8k in Philly: Samuel Ndereba's 22:28 Smashes Marcus O'Sullivan's 23:03 CR That Had Stood Since 1997


Seven Hills Loop 15k: MB:
Tirunesh Dibaba Destroys Olympic Marathon Champ Tiki Gelana - 47:08 to 48:09 - At Seven Hills Loop 15km *Video Highlights in Dutch
*IAAF Recap:
Nicholas Kipkemboi Upset Men's 15k WR Holder Leonard Komon in Men's Race

Big Sur Half-Marathon:
3 Weeks After Marriage, Husband-Wife Combo of Ben Bruce (1:04:45) and Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce (72:19) Win

A Really Rich Mountain Race:
Ethiopians Abebe Dinkesa and Etenesh Dironeda Win $50,000 (US) At Obudu Mountain Race
*Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria Completes Mountain Race
Pre-Race: $278,000 On Line In Race That Olympic Marathon Champ Stephen Kiprotich Couldn't Win Last Year

Spanish XC: Kenya’s Emmanuel Bett and Eritrea’s Nazaret Weldu Come Through As Favorites At Spanish IAAF XC Race
*Former World XC Champ Emily Chebet Wins Kenya XC Series Meet, World Junior Champ Faith Chepng'etich Upset

Non D1 Nationals

D2: Men: Adams State Men Win Record 9th NCAA D2 Title As Anchorage's Micah Chelimo Dominates *Results
Women: Grand Valley State Wins D2 Title By 3 Points *Results: Grand Valley State Edges Augustana by 3, Adams State By 8

D3: (Photos Coming) Men: North Central Men Win 2nd Straight D3 Title *Men's Results
Women: Johns Hopkins Women Win School's First Women's NCAA Title *XC Women's Results

NAIA: Women: British Columbia And Idaho's Hillary Holt Win Titles
Men: St. Francis (Ill.) And John Gilbertson Win National Championship

Men's Race: Upset Alert: We'll Give Out $2012 If An American Wins The 2012 NCAA D1 Men's Cross-Country Title

Pee Race:
NCAA Cross-Country Fan Polls Men's Predictions
LRC NCAA Cross-Country Fan Polls Women's Predictions
LRC DIII Fan Poll Predictions
LRC DII Fan Poll Predictions

International News: CAS Going Out Of Its Way To Help Dopers

Section Of US 97 Going Through Ashton Eaton's Home Town Renamed Ashton Eaton Boulevard

High School

US All-Time Greats In The News

Kenyan News: Paul Tergat Is On The IOC

Pro Track/Road News

Previous NCAA News

There's Smart And Then Stanford Smart NCAA Okays Private Plane To Take Stanford's Miles Unterreiner To Rhodes Scholarship Interview From NCAA XC Meet
AP Article On Unterreiner
*D3 Runner Annie Lydens Of Pomona Pitzer Will Skip NCAAs To Go To Interview
*MB: NCAA XC vs Rhodes Scholarship

Oscar P Receives Honorary Doctorate From Glasgow's Strathclyde University - A Leader In Prosthetic Research
*Daily Mail On Oscar P

After 3 Days In Cell With 40 Men, One Open Toilet And A Blanket That Had Not Been Washed In Years, Former World High Jump Champion Jacques Freitag Gets Bail

National Security Issues Start With Running:
Wall Street Journal Examines Paula Broadwell And David Petraeus' Running: "Paula Broadwell Is Faster Than You"
She ran 1:36 for the half marathon at 39.

Recommended Reads And Seb Coe News

Pro News: Galen Rupp Will Be Back At It November 23rd In Japan

NYC News: NYPD To Refund Fees Paid By NYC Marathon Police fees were the main reason entry fees spiked for the 2012 marathon.

NCAAs *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Photo Gallery updated 258 photos

LRC Oklahoma State Makes It Three Titles In Four Years Team Recap Wisconsin had 3 runners in before OSU, but Oklahoma State was much better at 4 and 5. OSU was led by Girma Mecheso, who was the top American in fifth (learn about his incredible life story here).

LRC Texas Tech's Kennedy Kithuka Makes It Look Easy Over Lawi Lalang & Stephen Sambu Lawi Lalang had all the attention coming in, but Kennedy Kithuka dispatched him with ease. Only one American in the top 10. Read all about it.
*Full Results
RRW: After Delay, Oregon & Oklahoma State Declared 2012 NCAA Cross-Country Champions

Outside Coverage Of NCAAs:

NCAA Cross Photo Galleries

Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click On Photo)

LSU Women Lose Their Outdoor National Title

Oregon Women Win NCAA Title ... In Outdoor Track LSU has been forced to "vacate" their national title after sprinter Semoy Hackett tested positive for a banned stimulant.
*TrackFocus Article The Oregon women have placed second at the NCAA meet four years in a row ... so we guess this breaks the streak.

TODAY: Did You Miss Out On Signing Up For The Berlin Marathon? 2,500 Berlin Marathon Spots Still Available And Registration Opens Today Opens at 6 p.m. (CET).
*Don't Miss Out In The Future: Website Offers "Runner's Reminders," A Bi-Weekly Newsletter To Remind Runners Of Important Registration Dates For Big Races

Proof Everyone Reads LetsRun? Days After We Bemoaned Fact Superstars Didn't Exist Anymore - It's Brought Back

Has This Been Alberto Certified?
Mo Farah To Face Other British Gold Medallists In Superstars Competition
Sounds like fun as they'll do races over 100m and 800m, archery, javelin, a 50m swim, a kayak race, a cycling hill climb and the challenges in the gym tests.
*MB Archive: Superstars Competition half-mile run record is 1:57.36?
MB Archive: 1981 Superstars Half Mile

Meet Hosting News

It's Hard To Keep Up With's Cutting Edge Design

Olympics-Related News

Former Rice University All-American Becky Wade Traveling The World And Blogging On Her Experience With Different Running Cultures Currently she's spending 2 months in Ethiopia working with the Yaya Girls Program, which tries to help female Ethiopians through job training, language classes, and distance running. *MB Thread

HS News

New Scientific Study Says Ice Baths Don't Actually Help Athletes With Recovery After Exercises Yeah, and there are also studies which say you're less likely to be injured if you run on the hard pavement instead of soft trails.

More On Athlete Contracts: LRC Jesse Williams Of Brooks Sports: Brooks Shoe Contracts Don't Have Reduction Clauses

Field Event News

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