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The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run is held in Utah the first weekend after Labor Day each year. The run stretches from Layton, Utah to The Homestead in Midway, Utah and covers some of the most beautiful scenery the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. There is a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 26,882 feet, as well as a cumulative loss of approximately 26,131 feet throughout the course. This is a premier run that will test the endurance of any runner.

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Location Layton, USA
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Mo Farah's half-marathon mark questioned

I'm only a part-time track-and-field/running writer.I'm on loan from college football from January to August, so I come to this with an outsider's perspective.But I think the rigid control the statisticians and numbers geeks have on the sport is one of the reasons track/competitive running doesn't resonate with the general public.The latest example is the IAAF's refusal to recognize...


LetsRun.com Highlight: Renato Canova, Who exactly is Imane Merga and how did you develop him to get his win at World XC?

Lone GuyI know i'm way behind on the times, but was absolutely shocked to see how Imane Merga just blew away the competition with his incredible sprint and realized Renato Canova was his coach. How did you manage to develop his kick and his endurance to win the race? And i've really never heard of Imane Merga, who is he exactly?Renato CanovaImane Merga is a very nice person, still...


Michael Wardian wins National Marathon for fifth time in six years

Everything about Michael Wardian and his performance in Saturday’s sixth National Marathon was normal. The 36-year-old Arlington resident was in his usual post-race spot outside RFK Stadium: in the winners’ circle, with a giant check in hand. As he described what it was like to win this event for the fifth time in six years, his 4-year-old son Pierce circled at his...


104 Year Old Masters World Record Holder Killed in Tsunami

The Iwate Prefectural Masters Track and Field Association announced Mar. 22 that Kamaishi, Iwate resident Takashi Shimokawara, 104, holder of three track and field world records in the 100+ masters' category, was killed by the tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan following the major earthquake on Mar. 11. According to Iwate...


Blog Roll - Steve Osaduik

At least someone had fun at the St Patty’s day 5km because I sure didn’t. This race came at the end of a 3 week build up and I felt flat the entire race. I was never up with the leaders and I was chasing the entire time with dead legs. I was at that point only in my altitude tent for a week so that may have also not helped but it is early in the season and training is what is...


Blog Roll - Tom Payn

With only the long run to go I think I will survive this weeks training, then it's time to freshen up with the London Marathon only three weeks away. Pretty much all the hard work has been done now and by pushing too hard in training there is the chance of injury or doing too much and not being fresh enough when it's race day.This time next week I will be on the plane...


In Pictures: Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race, Ireland

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Kenneally Tunes Up For Madrid Marathon

Mark Kenneally of Clonliffe Harrriers yesterday led home a record entry of over one thousand in the irishrail.ie Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race- the 42nd running of this highly rated event.Kenneally raced into an early lead and was never challenged as he coasted to victory in 18 minutes 26 seconds-an ideal tune up performance for his marathon debut in Madrid in three weeks...


Cragg ready to make his mark in Boston after New York run

Mo Farah, Great Britain’s double European champion on the track, may have won New York City Half Marathon last Sunday but the run of Alistair Cragg, who finished sixth in an Irish record 1:00:49, also got plenty of plaudits.Cragg finished 26 seconds behind the 2010 European Athletics Championships 5000m and 10000m gold medallist but his run in the Big Apple augers well for...


Haile Gebrselassie is confident for Vienna

The marathon world record holder has recently started running again after a knee injury forced him to cancel Tokyo Marathon. After a knee injury Haile Gebrselassie is confident to run a half marathon on 17th April in Vienna. This was confirmed by the management of the Ethiopian superstar. The event in Austria will be staged parallel to the Vienna City Marathon. Organisers expect a...


Athlete Jailed in Uganda

A Kenyan athlete has been in jail in Uganda for the last two months after he won a marathon race in the neighbouring country. Athletics Kenya yesterday confirmed that Daniel Kiplagat Sambu from Keiyo District has been in jail after he was convicted for being in Uganda illegally.He won the MTI Marathon race in Kampala but he was immediately arrested following confusion over his...


Jerusalem Marathon ends in confusion; leaders run off course

The first-ever Jerusalem Marathon ended in some confusion on Friday as the three leading runners apparently took a wrong turn and arrived at the wrong finish line.The first runner to arrive at the actual finish line was Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot with a time of 2:27:48, but later on Raymond Kipkoechh, 34, of Kenya was announced as the official winner with a time of 2:26:44 after apparently...


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Tergat rues cross-country outfit’s inability to retain senior men 12K title

Paul Tergat has congratulated the national cross country team for winning six out of eight titles at the global event last Sunday in Spain, but hastened to add that they could have done better.Tergat said without the 12km men’s title, the performance is not complete."The boys did well, but they should have done better. Without Joseph Ebuya and Leonard Komon, the team was...


Boston announce new 10-kilometer race for June 26

The organizers of the Boston Marathon plan to hold a 10-kilometer road race this summer through city neighborhoods.The new event schedule for June 26 will be limited to 5,000 runners who can begin filing entry forms on May 4, the Boston Athletic Association announced on Thursday.The BAA also stages a 5-kilometer race on April 17, the marathon on April 18...


Majestic Mo shows he's a future marathon man

Mo Farah's burgeoning credentials as a serious contender in the marathon when he has done with his track ambitions at next year's Olympic Games were enhanced again yesterday when he won on his debut half-marathon in New York.Not only did Farah beat a world-class field that featured eight runners who had bettered 61 minutes but his time of 60min 23sec...


Prague Half announces elite fields

2011 Elite Race FavouritesMEN00:59:39 Azmeraw Bekele (ETH)00:59:43: Jairus Chanchima (KEN)00:59:51: Titus Kwemoi Masai (KEN)1:00:07: Nicholas Kiprutto Koech (KEN) - 2009 winner and track record holder1:01:41: Gunther Weidlinger (AUT)WOMEN1:08:14: Lydia Cheromei (KEN)1:08:34: Christelle Daunay (FRA)1:09:03: Rose Jerotich Kosgei (KEN) – 2009 and 2010 winner and track record holderBest Czech favorites:1:00:29: Róbert Štefko (CZE)1:12:17: Petra Kamínková (CZE)Course Records:Men: Nicholas...


Blog Roll - Stephen Muzhingi

Overview of my Annual TrainingDuring the “off season” I do a little bit of running but just enough to stay relatively fit. Generally there will be no hard running sessions, just regular runs, so that when the real training starts I am not starting from square one. At the same time my muscles are still used to running but have not placed them...


JAAF taps 3 races as qualifiers

For 15 Japanese hopefuls, the road to the world athletics championships will take a detour through either London, Boston or Daegu, South Korea.Marathons in those three cities have been designated as the final qualifiers for the Japanese women's team for this summer's world championships in Daegu, with most top runners opting for the London race on April 17, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) announced Wednesday in Tokyo.JAAF had to scramble for an alternative after the...


London Marathon 2011: organisers allow nine runners to complete Japanese national trials following earthquake

he runners were due to compete in a marathon in Nagoya two weeks ago, the final selection race for the Japanese women's marathon team for the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.When the Nagoya marathon was cancelled due to the disaster which struck two days earlier, the London Marathon offered its support to the Japan Association of Athletic Federations (JAAF),...


Blog Roll - Lee Merrien

I’ve been in Kenya for two weeks now and in terms of training I feel like things are slotting into place well. I have been carrying a few niggling injuries over the past few weeks but being hear has allowed me to manage them better, with regular treatment and additional rest between training. The running itself has been a bit more...


Blog Roll - Reid Coolsaet

I was hoping to surprise myself this weekend and I did by running 62:42 in the New York City Half Marathon. Luckily the weather was perfect and we had a nice tailwind for the last 3 miles! It should also be noted that this AWESOME course is net downhill by about 30 meters. The first 10km loop in Central Park is rolling and by no means fast, it’s...


Blog Roll - Dylan Wykes

Sorry if there was anyone anxiously awaiting an update following the race. I got a bit lazy and slept through all of Sunday afternoon, and then yesterday was a bit of a nightmare getting back to Vancouver with cancelled flights and lost luggage!Sunday’s race at the NYC half in NYC was about as good as I could have asked for: 1:02:14 for 11th place. I think that is #3 on Canadian...


Blog Roll - Andrew Lemoncello

I think I wrote a few weeks ago about I knew that if I just got through the training, whether it was good or bad, that things would turn around for me. The last 6 weeks has been tough for me as I haven't been able to run as fast as I know I can and that can lead to doubts about fitness levels, general capabilities and how things will turn around. Greg correctly predicted that I just had to...


Now, at long last, Mo Farah can use the front entrance at Nike

Now that all "i"s have been dotted, "t"s crossed, and British distance star Mo Farah officially has Nike sponsorship, Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar can relax."Mo is wearing our gear," Salazar said. "I don't have to sneak him in the back door at Nike anymore."Farah still was sponsored by Adidas when he began training with Salazar and the Nike-sponsored Oregon Project...


Alberto Salazar: Stay one step ahead in space race

For Mo Farah, the New York City Half Marathon this morning is little more than a minor skirmish. The major battle for the British athlete who has conquered all before him on the European front in the past two years lies beyond his first nibble at the 13.1-mile half-marathon distance on the streets of the Big Apple, intriguing though that promises to be. Make that the two...


Paula Radcliffe's amazing race for the summit

When the pain is at its most intense on the long training runs in the high desert of New Mexico, Paula Radcliffe has taken to using a visualisation technique to drive herself on.She imagines she is in London, a city in which she has never lost a marathon, and that she is racing towards the finish line of the 2012 Games, the roar of home fans ringing in her ears, to...


Kiwi Kim Smith defends on 'home' turf

Kim Smith has found a home away from home in the Whaling City.A year ago, she entered the New Bedford Half Marathon as a tune-up for the London Marathon and ended up winning the women's title.This year, she was back again in preparation for another race — next month's Boston Marathon — and she successfully defended her New Bedford championship with a time of 1:09.50 that left her 14th...


NYC Half opens new horizons for Galen Rupp

Watching Galen Rupp run through Central Park and on the thoroughfares of lower Manhattan it was easy to get a sense for where his future lies.Yes, Rupp has more goals to accomplish on the track. He’d like to be faster at 5,000 and 10,000 meters. He’d like to be in contention for a medal on the final lap of a race in the stadium at an Olympics. And at 24, he still has...


Finish line too far for Linet, again

Linet Masai failed to break the duck in her third attempt at gold as a senior athlete at the World Cross Country championship in Punta Umbria, Spain.But, at 21, she has a whole career in front of her – unlike the winner in senior women’s race on Sunday, Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot.The two will be separated in the track season, Masai going to defend her...


Rita Jeptoo is the fastest woman on the starting list of the 31st ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam

Rita Jeptoo is the fastest woman on the starting list of the 31st ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam on Sunday April 10. The 30-year old Kenyan has a personal best of 2.23.38 to her name. That was the time she won with in Boston in 2006.Jeptoo started running when her parents were no longer able to pay for her schooling. She was inspired by famous...


Newcomer Wins New York City Half Marathon

On a cloudless 34-degree morning at the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday, two men who had never raced a half marathon outlasted all but one of the heavy favorites as the 12-man lead pack in Central Park narrowed to seven on 42nd Street and dissolved to four heading down the West Side Highway.In the final meters, Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia...


IRISH RECORD: Cragg runs personal best in New York

'I felt good the whole way and it was only in the last mile or two that the leaders managed to get away from me, but it's good feeling to get another Irish record and I'm excited about where this can take me.'


Hall gets a pass...for now

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Wykes, Coolsaet shine in Big Apple

Dylan Wykes moved to No. 3 all-time on the Canadian half-marathon list, while Reid Coolsaet also proved he’s in world-class shape, beating Americans Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall at the New York City Half-Marathon on Sunday.Britain’s Mo Farrah won the event in 1:00:23, just ahead of Ethiopia’s Gebre Gebremariam and Galen Rupp of the United States. Wykes was the...


In Pictures: NYC HALF-MARATHON 2011

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Barefoot in stretch, Dado wins 3rd Rome marathon

Ethiopia's Firehiwot Dado won her third consecutive Rome marathon Sunday and paid tribute to legendary countryman Abebe Bikila by running the final stretch barefoot.Dickson Kiptolo Chumba of Kenya won the men's race in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 45 seconds, beating defending champion Siraj Gena by 36 seconds.READ ON...

Geneti sets LA Marathon record of 2:06:35

Markos Geneti set a Los Angeles Marathon record in winning in his debut at 26.2 miles Sunday, while Buzunesh Deba won the women's event to give Ethiopia a sweep.Geneti opened a big lead on Nicolas Kamakya and two-time defending champion Wesley Korir during the 17th mile and prevailed in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 35 seconds, the second fastest marathon in the world this...


McDonald's-only marathon runner finishes among top racers at Los Angeles event

It went just as I planned," D'Amico said yesterday after completing the 26.2-mile (42.1km) race. "The course was much tougher than I expected and the wind and rain didn't help, but I felt strong."In the month leading up to the marathon, D'Amico ate 99 meals at McDonald's. His typical daily intake consisted of hotcakes and an Egg McMuffin for breakfast, a grilled chicken sandwich and a large Coke for lunch, and a hamburger and fries for dinner. He allowed himself to drink water and take a...


IN PICTURES: Kenya reigns in Spain

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Kenyans win half the medal haul

Six gold medals – three individual and three team titles – are on the plane home after Kenya on Sunday dominated the proceedings in the 39th edition of the World Cross Country Championship here.Kenya also won the overall team title with 15 points ahead of Ethiopia (29) and United States of America (57).Vivian Cheruiyot, Geoffrey Kipsang and Faith...


Merga ends Kenyan dominance

Ethiopia's Imana Merga won the men's race at the World Cross-Country Championships in Spain to prevent almost total Kenyan domination.Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot won the women's race ahead of compatriot Linet Masai and their counterparts filled five of the top seven places in the men's event, but Merga lifted the title after a sprint finish in Punta...


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2011 New York City Half-Marathon - “Once the gun goes off, there are no mates...”

The Londoner has recently relocated to Portland, Oregon, to work alongside Rupp under American long-distance coach Alberto Salazar but he insists he will be running for himself when he makes his debut over the 13.1-mile distance.“Once the gun goes off, there are no mates,” he said. “You try to help each other in training but we will shake hands beforehand and then run...


Kenya ready to hit hard at worlds

Such is the depth within the Kenyan team that selectors could afford to leave out all four individual title winners from Bydgoszcz last year, after they failed to qualify during national trials in Nairobi in February.The team has been tuning up for the world championships in this Eastern provincial town of Embu for the past three weeks.Newcomer and marathon specialist, Geoffrey Mutai, who won...


We are ready for war!

The decision by Ethiopia, Uganda and Eritrea to send their teams to Punta Umbria a day earlier than expected has been taken by Kenyan officials as a declaration of war ahead of Sunday’s World Cross Country Championship.Head coach David Leting had a hard time securing a training ground and was forced to sneak into the running circuit to get exclusive...


For Keflezighi, 'life goes on' without spring marathon

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportsMeb Keflezighi finds himself in the unusual position of having no spring marathon to prepare for. But the 35-year-old has moved past that and is focused on being competitive in Sunday's New York City Half-Marathon. Here is what he had to say on the eve of the race:How are things going?Training has gone really well and I'm excited to...


Speaking with Ryan Hall: Part 1 - Higher quality training

By Joe Battaglia, Universal Sports What's been the most difficult part for you in this training block since you've been crafting your own workouts?To be perfectly honest, the most difficult thing has been trying to get my health dialed in. After not making it to the start line in Chicago, I saw some specialists to try and get a handle on what was going on with my...


Inside Punta Umbria: Bairu Talks World Cross

KIMbia will be well represented this weekend at the IAAF World Championships in Cross Country, with Lineth Chepkurui captaining her Kenyan team, Shalane Flanagan and Brent Vaughn leading the US senior women’s and men’s teams, respectively, as the reigning national champions, and Andrew Bumbalough bringing experience from the 2006 junior race into his senior...


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58:23 World record to fall?

One year after breaking the World record for the Half Marathon, Zersenay Tadese will again toe the line as the major guest at the 21st edition of EDP Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday (20). The four-time IAAF World Half Marathon champion is focused on trying to improve his own 58:23 World record he set at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race last year on the some course in...


Kano: "In Japan the marathon is most important to the country, more so than anywhere in the world"

Yuri Kano was in Nagoya, some 300 miles from the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that laid waste to Sendai and Northern Japan on March 11.She was supposed to defend her title in the women's marathon there two days later, a performance she hoped would earn her selection to the national team for this summer's World Championships.Everything changed in the matter of...


Mark Block given 10-year ban

Mark Block, the coach and husband to 2001 world 100m champion Zhanna Block, has been given a 10-year ban by an arbitration panel, according to the US Anti-Doping Agency.Block was found guilty of being part of the BALCO drugs scandal, supplying his wife with performance-enhancing drugs. His ban has been backdated to January 1 2009.His wife, Ukrainian Zhanna Block,...


Blog Roll - Stephen Muzhingi

Collen Makaza, my team mate had the role of running out for the Hot Spots, as he was relatively unknown to many and especially Leonid. He was to run and stretch the field as much as possible, thus taking with him all the TV crews and media, cause one always runs a bit better when you are aware you are on TV. Makaza ran a fantastic part, and got to half way in 2H34 which was a new half...


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Born to run: Haile Gebrselassie interview

By Jim WhiteOn a plateau high above the city of Addis Ababa, at the top of Mount Entoto, the reason Ethiopia has long dominated distance running is writ large. It is here that champions are made.All you can see, along the hardened mud paths that criss-cross wide, open grassland, is people running. In Addis, everybody runs everywhere: women sprint to the communal...


Steroids more profitable than heroin

By John Mehaffey, Reuters Howman told a doping conference convened by the World Sports Law Report at Twickenham rugby stadium that the criminal elements who controlled illegal betting were also involved in steroid trafficking.“My inside information has it that the underworld is now controlling a significant proportion of world sport,” he said.“The criminal underworld...


Kisa out to break Rift dominance

The junior women’s 6km race will for the first time in three years miss Mercy Cherono. But this doesn’t mean that the absence of the world cross country junior women champion, has weakened Kenya’s team and chances to successfully defend both the individual and team titles.While Cherono has graduated to the senior cadre and won the African title, the...


Kenya athletics team ready to rumble

The Kenya team landed here on Thursday evening beaming with confidence as they seek to defend their eight gold medals in the World Cross Country Championships this Sunday.The 39th edition of the IAAF event has attracted over 500 runners from 55 countries. Kenya must do everything to strengthen their grip on the championship it has dominated...


Kenya seeking another World Cross sweep

Ethiopian athletes won 20 of the 30 individual titles between 2004 and 2009, but the balance of power is firmly back with Kenya, whose athletes took a clean sweep of both the individual and team titles in Bydgoszcz last year.Despite the absence of reigning champions Joseph Ebuya and Emily Chebet, who were both non-finishers at their domestic trials, the Kenyan team...


Bairu to join all-star Canadian field in Toronto

Canadian 10,000m record holder Simon Bairu has added his name to the start list for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Oct. 16 in Toronto, race director Alan Brookes confirmed Thursday morning.The race already includes Canada’s top four marathoners: Reid Coolsaet, Eric Gillis, and Rob Watson of Guelph’s Speed River track club; and Dylan Wykes of Kingston,...


Radcliffe to make her return in Manchester

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe will take part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 15 – her first race for 15 months.Her eagerly-awaited return to competition comes after she took time out to come back from the birth of her second child Raphael, born last September in Monaco.Since then the 37-year-old gradually recommenced training, and...


In Pictures: Falmouth Classics


David Rudisha - A new hero has arrived

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Get your kicks - NIKE LUNARFLOW - BLACK/PINK/WHITE

via runranrun.comThis May will be the intro duc tion month of the Nike Lunar flow. The lunar flow is a mod i fied ver­sion of the light weight Nike Air Flow from 1989. With the lat est run ning mod els Nike seems to have its focus placed on light weight and with the LunarFlow they go even one step fur ther. The upper of the lunar flow is almost weight less. And the breath able mesh for max i mum air flow and ven ti la tion makes the LunarFlow a per fect run ner for the sum mer heat.

Blog Roll - Andrew Carlson

Since I have been sick I have been hesitant to update my blog. Feel free to read on though because I don't think I am contagious. Plus, everyone knows you can't get a virus on the internet...One of the reasons I am hesitant to blog though is because I feel like the more I keep talking about being sick, the longer it is going to last. Also, I feel like if we were in the wild I...


Great James Kwambai portrait

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Charles Kibet

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Koen Raymaekers

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Raymaekers, Kwambai, Kitwara & Kibet

Raymaekers, Kwambai, Kitwara en Kibet compilatie from Like2Run on Vimeo.


Koen Raymaekers en route to the Olympics!

via loose vetter - automatically translated via google translatorKoen Raymaekers came with a clear mission to the capital city today. His personal record in the half marathon had to be strengthened. That goal he had set for itself for about three weeks to the marathon road to go on a fast track. A plan for a new personal best yields and, if circumstances...


Blog Roll - Ryan Hall

Racing v TrainingIt seems like everyone in the running world raced this past weekend from the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships to Sara running her first steeplechase of the season at Davis to most of the elite runners up here (in Flagstaff) racing a nearby 15k. It was inspiring to see some breakthrough performances, making me hungry to race the NYC half marathon this...


Nike’s Bread and Butter (Air Pegasus and Zoom Structure Triax)

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. So the saying goes. But at Nike this mantra doesn’t hold much meaning. It’s footwear developers and designers’ job to constantly look to improve on shoes. Even if they seem fine just the way they are. And even if that means tweaking the same shoe each year for over two decades.Meet the Air Pegaus and the Zoom Structure...


Happy Birthday Wilson Kipsang (29) - From Farmer to world-class runner

via Frankfurt Marathon - automatically translated via Google TranslatorIts current 29th Wilson Kipsang birthday is spent with his wife and three young sons in Iten in Keiyo District (Kenya). 3rd, 1st, 1st, that the placement of Kipsang in his previous three completed marathons in Paris, Frankfurt and Lake Biwa (Japan). And his time is remarkable. Many experts may say that he is one of...


Results - 30. Straßenlauf "Rund um das Bayerkreuz" (10k, Leverkusen, Germany)

30. Straßenlauf "Rund um das Bayerkreuz"CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS


Results - 9. Frankfurter Lufthansa Halbmarathon

9. Frankfurter Lufthansa HalbmarathonCLICK HERE FOR THE FULL RESULTS


Results - 36. Internationaler Bienwald-Marathon Kandel - Germany

36. Internationaler Bienwald-Marathon KandelCLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS


Results - Brescia Art Marathon - 13/03/2011

1 - 3 KANGOR ALBERT KIPNGETICH NIKE ROSA TEAM ASS 1 02:14:05 2 - 2 4 DEGEFA ABEBE NEGEWO ETIOPIA ASS 2 02:19:30 +5:253 - 3 10 TIBERTI TITO ATL. GAVARDO '90 LIB. ASS 3 02:27:17 +13:124 - 4 640 VENTUROLI NICOLA C.S. S.ROCCHINO ASS 4 02:27:53 +13:475 - 5 20 CORSINI ALFREDO ATL. GAVARDO '90 LIB. ASS 5 02:34:39 +20:336  - 6 5 TRENTADUE VINCENZO ATHLETIC TERNI ASS 6 02:36:15 +22:097 - 7 59 LEONI MARCO POL. HYPPODROM '99 PONTOGLIO ASS 7 02:38:29 +24:248 - 8 73 PELIZZARI CLAUDIO...


Results - Brescia Art Half-Marathon - 13/03/2011

1 806 BETT RICHARD KIPRONO KENYA ASS 1 01:03:05 2 805 MWANGI JOEL MAINA KENYA ASS 2 01:03:12 +63 802 NASEF AHMED N.ATL. FANFULLA LODIGIANA ASS 3 01:03:50 +444 810 RUGGIERO GIOVANNI G.S. FORESTALE ASS 4 01:07:46 +4:415 911 ZANABO MASSIMILIANO ATL. VALLI BERGAMASCHE LEFFE ASS 5 01:08:20 +5:146 811 ACHMUELLER HERMANN SUEDTIROLER LAUFVEREIN AMATEUR ASS 6 01:08:36 +5:307 865 GATTI SILVIO FALCHI-LECCO ASS 7 01:09:05 +6:008 817 TOSI RENATO C.S. S.ROCCHINO ASS 8 01:09:24 +6:189 815...


37th ABN AMRO CPC Run The Hague - Lelisa Desisa makes an impressive sprint to victory

via cpcloopdenhaag.comLelisa Desisa Benti has claimed the 37th ABN AMRO CPC Run The Hague with a masterful final sprint. The talented 21-year-old Ethiopian stayed two seconds ahead of his persistent compatriot Bekele Azmeraw during the nail-biting finish: 59.37 against 59.39 minutes.The winning time was the second best of this season. Only the Kenyan Deriba...


Results - 37th ABN AMRO CPC Run The Hague, Netherlands

1 Lelisa Desisa Ethiopië 1e MSR 59:37 2 Azmeraw Bekele Ethiopië 2e MSR 59:39 3 Peter Kirui Kenia 3e MSR 59:40 4 Ayele Abshero Ethiopië 4e MSR 59:42 5 Lucas Rotich Kenia 5e MSR 59:44 6 James Kwambai Kenia 6e MSR 1:00:01 7 Sammy Kitwara Kenia 7e MSR 1:00:26 8 Shadrack Kemboi Kenia 8e MSR 1:01:02 9 Joseph Birech Kenia 9e MSR 1:01:03 10 Jairus Chanchima Kenia 10e MSR 1:01:19 11 Francis Kosgei Kenia 11e MSR 1:02:00 12 Koen Raymaekers Nederland 12e MSR 1:02:09 13 Patrick Stitzinger...


Familiar winners at Gate River Run

via staugustine.comA lot changed for Mo Trafeh in the year since his first Gate River Run title.His speed did not.Trafeh won his second River Run title in a row Saturday, finishing in 42 minutes, 58 seconds -- the exact time he ran in his 2010 victory. Trafeh pulled away in the second mile, cruising to the finish line...


Meet 'McRunner': Training for a marathon on a fast food diet

‘My wife told me I was crazy’ he told the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘But I love McDonald’s and I love running - and this was a great way to combine the two.’Mr D’Amico, of Palatine, near Chicago, is aiming to beat a personal best of 2 hours 36 minutes, which should put him among the top 50 finishers in the race. He has been eating three meals a day at...


A Brief Chat With Patrick Smyth

via runnersworld.com by Peter GambacciniPatrick Smyth of the Mammoth Track Club will run the NYC Half-Marathon on March 20. He'll be in the Virgin London Marathon on April 17. In January, Smyth finished third behind Mo Trafeh and Ryan Hall at the USA Half Marathon in Houston in 1:02:32. He began 2010 with a victory at the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in New...


Kenya seek to maintain good run

By Chris Musumba cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comAnybody can make history; only a great nation can write it. That will be the spirit Kenya will have as it parades its 24 athletes this Sunday in Punta Umbria, Spain for the World cross country championship.After sweeping the gold medal podium and having its national anthem sung eight times, there is little Kenya...


Toni Reavis on Sally Meyerhoff

Legendary US Running Analyst & TV Commentator Toni Reavis wrote a great piece about the tragic death of Sally Meyerhoff on his BLOG.


Mo to hit the marathon with Paula's help?

Farah, 27, won Britain's first gold medal of the European Indoor Championships in Paris at the weekend, sucessfully defending the 3,000m title he won two years ago.He moves to America this week to work with new coach Alberto Salazar, a former marathon runner himself, in his bid for London 2012 glory.But he has revealed he would like to run the London Marathon - where Radcliffe set...


Court of Arbitration for Sport Issues Key Doping Decision

The Court of Arbitration for Sport issued a landmark decision this week that is expected to have far-reaching implications for sports around the world. International sport's highest court ruled that an athlete may be suspended for illegal doping, even if he does not fail a drug test. The decision was based on collecting biological evidence of performance-enhancing...


NIKE X UNDERCOVER GYAKUSOU 2011 TEASER

After the world wide suc cess of the first edi tion of the Nike x UNDERCOVER Gyakusou col lec tion late last year, we can start wait ing anx iously for the next release. The new col lec tion is planned for com ing spring/summer and will undoubt edly promise the nec es sary design high lights. The teaser pic ture shows noth ing but goodnessVIA...


Blog Roll - Steve Osaduik

Alright, I have been asked what the big news was that I alluded to in my previous post so here it is. I convinced Karen that I needed to get an altitude tent to help with my training and to take the next step in getting me closer to a marathon time that will get me on a national team. I brought it up as soon as I came back from holidays and surprised that it ended up happening. I...


Blog Roll - Andrew Lemoncello

Marathon Training Week 4This week has been a good solid week and as has been the case for the last few weeks, I have been riding the ups and downs of marathon rollercoaster. I say roller coaster because, unlike my other marathon build ups, I am coming into the training this time with a lot less running behind me so I'm not quite strong enough to feel good most days. I know that time...


Blog Roll - Dylan Wykes

One more silver lining for the weekendA little more than usual going on around here for me.Richard Mosley & I did a Q&A at the Runner’s Den in Port Moody with their marathon training group last night. People had lots of good questions and even educated me on a few things related to the marathon. I don’t often get asked to do things like this, but when I do...


How cool is that guy? The never ending Yuki Kawauchi story...

translated by Brett Larner for JRNThe top Japanese and 3rd place overall finisher at the 30,000+ runner Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 27 was "Public Servant Runner" Yuki Kawauchi, 24, an administrative assistant in a Saitama high school. Four days before the race was the seventh anniversary of the death of Kawauchi's father Akio, the director of scouting for a major talent agency. On the...


Japan

We all saw the devastating images from Japan. What can we runners do? Apart from the obvious donation, we urge every competitive runner to make it a point now even more than ever to travel to a marathon in Japan. No marathon career is complete without having experienced the art of marathon racing in the land of the rising sun. Start planning a trip to a fall/winter marathon now. We're here to help you figure out where to race.

Tokyo Marathon 2011


Yuki - YOU ARE A LEGEND!

Yuki Kawauchi not only ran the fastest japanese marathon since 3 years. He did it in style. Yukis performance in Tokio is trully inspiring.Japanese public servant qualifies for world championships with 3rd in Tokyo MarathonAmateur runner Yuki Kawauchi finished third in the men's Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 27, overtaking semi-professional Japanese athletes to qualify...


Rupp hits the road at NYC Half

"Rupp is turning into the James Franco of pro running - the biggest what-the-heck-I'll-do-it runner out there. A xc race in the snow in the UK with no one but Mo to race? A 3k indoors against Lagat? Get me there! A 5k turkey trot? Yup. A slow half marathon 3 months away from the WC trials? Line me up.I'm becoming a big fan." Letsrun.com forum poster "agip"

I want back in, Komon tells AK

Daily Nation reportsLeonard Komon returned home from Puerto Rico on Tuesday night and pleaded with Athletics Kenya to reinstate him back to the world championship team, which is in residential training in Embu.Komon said his trip was sanctioned by head coach David Leting and Athletics Kenya secretary general David Okeyo and he therefore doesn’t understand why...


Brett Gotcher added to 2011 Boston Marathon elite field

By Steve Silva, Boston.com StaffAmerican talent Brett Gotcher has been added to the elite field for the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18.Gotcher ran the fourth fastest American marathon debut in Houston in 2010 and the 2:10:36 he recorded is his personal best. Gotcher represented the United States at the 2009 World Half Marathon Championships and the 2009 World Cross...


Brian Sell: Life After Running

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Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Preview - Will We See the Kawauchi Effect? Watch Online

by Brett Larner for JRNThe 66th running of the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, known throughout Japan simply as Biwako, takes place this Sunday, Mar. 6. The final selection race for the Japanese men's marathon team for this summer's World Championships, Biwako's elite field this year highlights the disparity in elite Japan's men's marathoning over the last two...


I Just can't get enough - Yuki Kawauchi!


Irish Pride - Ballycotton 10

VIA ballycottonrunning.comWith the countdown really on, the elite end of the event is now taking shape and it looks like there could be a cracker of a race on Sunday. The following are some of the names to look out for.Back again this year is 2007 winner Alan O’Shea who is preparing for the Rotterdam Marathon next month. A recent half-marathon in Barcelona where he...


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon - Kipsang with new CR 2:06:13

via IAAFBreaking away from Deriba Merga after the 38th kilometre, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang won the 66th annual Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday (6), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, clocking 2:06:13. Although it was not the 2:05 performance he had hoped for, it shattered the previous course record of 2:07:34 and was also the fastest marathon in the month of March (previous...


Mo Farah at NYC Half

"Alberto just said, 'Let's see what you can do for the half, let's see where we are'."


"We must safeguard the interests of the team selected for national duty and we will not reinstate Komon to the team"

Athletics Kenya (AK) yesterday insisted they won't reinstate world 10km and 15km record holder Leonard Komon back to the world cross country team slated for this month Punta Umbria, Spain.AK vice chairman Paul Mutwii said the federation has the responsibility to safeguard the national team interests. "We must safeguard the interests of the team selected for national duty and we will...


Gebre Show Part 2?

A strong field of stars continues to get stronger, including the addition of Mo, Gebre, Marlison, and our other international standouts on the men’s side, as well as Edna on the women’s,” said New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. “The NYC Half is truly a premier road race, and we are so pleased this amazing talent will join us.”

Get your kicks - NIKE FREE RUN+ 2 - THE STORY CONTINUES

via runranrun.comIn 2004, Nike released the first Nike Free shoe. A shoe that gave the run ner the feel ing as if he/she ran bare foot. We have come a long way since then and the prin ci ple of run ning bare foot has taken off big time and is a term that we can no longer pass with out notice. Now, two years after the suc cess ful release of the Nike Free Run+, we wel come...


R.I.P. Sally Meyerhoff

We have no words...


Brett Gotcher added to 2011 Boston Marathon elite field

By Steve Silva, Boston.com StaffAmerican talent Brett Gotcher has been added to the elite field for the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18.Gotcher ran the fourth fastest American marathon debut in Houston in 2010 and the 2:10:36 he recorded is his personal best. Gotcher represented the United States at the 2009 World Half Marathon Championships and the 2009 World Cross...


Brian Sell: Life After Running

Watch more video of Brian Sell on flotrack.org


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Preview - Will We See the Kawauchi Effect? Watch Online

by Brett Larner for JRNThe 66th running of the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, known throughout Japan simply as Biwako, takes place this Sunday, Mar. 6. The final selection race for the Japanese men's marathon team for this summer's World Championships, Biwako's elite field this year highlights the disparity in elite Japan's men's marathoning over the last two...


I Just can't get enough - Yuki Kawauchi!


Irish Pride - Ballycotton 10

VIA ballycottonrunning.comWith the countdown really on, the elite end of the event is now taking shape and it looks like there could be a cracker of a race on Sunday. The following are some of the names to look out for.Back again this year is 2007 winner Alan O’Shea who is preparing for the Rotterdam Marathon next month. A recent half-marathon in Barcelona where he...


Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon - Kipsang with new CR 2:06:13

via IAAFBreaking away from Deriba Merga after the 38th kilometre, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang won the 66th annual Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday (6), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, clocking 2:06:13. Although it was not the 2:05 performance he had hoped for, it shattered the previous course record of 2:07:34 and was also the fastest marathon in the month of March (previous...


Mo Farah at NYC Half

"Alberto just said, 'Let's see what you can do for the half, let's see where we are'."


I want back in, Komon tells AK

Daily Nation reportsLeonard Komon returned home from Puerto Rico on Tuesday night and pleaded with Athletics Kenya to reinstate him back to the world championship team, which is in residential training in Embu.Komon said his trip was sanctioned by head coach David Leting and Athletics Kenya secretary general David Okeyo and he therefore doesn’t understand why...


Live from Iten: Mosop gearing for Boston with Canova's help

Gavin Smith reportsMonday was a tough day for Iten resident Moses Mosop. Mosop is one of the worlds best distance runners and has run 12.54 for 5000m, 26.49 for 10000m and 59.20 for a half marathon. But now he faces a new challenge. On Monday the 18th April in Boston Massachusetts Moses makes his debut over the full marathon distance. Moses...


Rupp hits the road at NYC Half

"Rupp is turning into the James Franco of pro running - the biggest what-the-heck-I'll-do-it runner out there. A xc race in the snow in the UK with no one but Mo to race? A 3k indoors against Lagat? Get me there! A 5k turkey trot? Yup. A slow half marathon 3 months away from the WC trials? Line me up.I'm becoming a big fan." Letsrun.com forum poster "agip"

Tokyo Marathon 2011


Yuki - YOU ARE A LEGEND!

Yuki Kawauchi not only ran the fastest japanese marathon since 3 years. He did it in style. Yukis performance in Tokio is trully inspiring.Japanese public servant qualifies for world championships with 3rd in Tokyo MarathonAmateur runner Yuki Kawauchi finished third in the men's Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 27, overtaking semi-professional Japanese athletes to qualify...


Tokyo preview

IAAF reportsWith some late hour withdrawals, Ethiopians Yemane Tsegay and Hailu Mekonnen will be the men to watch at Sunday’s (27) Tokyo Marathon, one of the three IAAF Gold Label Road Races in Japan.For Japanese men, Sunday’s contest is one of the qualifying races for the upcoming World Championships in Daegu, and thus the race to be the...


World's Best 10k: Komon vs Masai vs Kitwara

IAAF reportsWorld record holder Leonard Komon, Sammy Kitwara and Moses Masai are set for a showdown at the 14th World’s Best 10K, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, this Sunday (27) on the Teodoro Moscoso bridge.The battle among the Kenyan trio at the most prestigious 10km race could produce a new course record and throated the 27-minute barrier. With the absence of...


London bound: Sammy W

“I have been having a hard time since January, but now I can breath a sigh of relief after she withdrew the case. [My wife and I] are now together, and she is really supporting me in my training."

Tokyo cancelled: Haile G

AP reportsHaile Gebrselassie fell and injured both knees while training in the rugged countryside of Ethiopia, sidelining the long-distance running great for up to six weeks.The world-record holder withdrew from Sunday's Tokyo Marathon and it's unclear if he can run the half marathon in Vienna on April 17."I am really disappointed as I felt...


ATHLETICS ON SNOW - Boit set on swansong after decade as lone ranger

By CHRIS MUSUMBA for DAILY NATIONNever say never. This must be Philip Boit’s motto every time he lines up for a skiing challenge with the world’s best.For all the years he has participated in international tournaments - be it the Winter Olympics or the World Championships - he’s never won anything. Yet, Boit somehow still finds the...


JRN Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview

by Brett Larner for japan running newsIt's Tokyo Marathon week. This is the second of JRN's two-part preview of this year's fifth edition, to be held this Sunday, Feb. 27. Click here for part one, our women's preview, and look for additional articles and info as the week goes along. This year's race will be broadcast live on Fuji TV beginning at 9...


Tokyo Marathon All Time list - Men

1 2:07:23 1 Viktor Röthlin SUI 1 17 Feb 20082 2:08:40 2 Arata Fujiwara JPN 2 17 Feb 20083 2:08:57 3 Julius Gitahi KEN 3 17 Feb 20084 2:09:16 4 Toshinari Suwa JPN 4 17 Feb 20085 2:09:40 5 Satoshi Irifune JPN 5 17 Feb 20086 2:09:45 6 Daniel Njenga KEN 1 18 Feb 20077 2:10:27 7 Salim Kipsang KEN 1 22 Mar 20098 2:11:00 8 Kurao Umeki JPN 6 17 Feb 20089 2:11:01 9 Kazuhiro Maeda JPN 2 22 Mar 200910 2:11:02 10 Seiji Kobayashi JPN 7 17 Feb 200811 2:11:15 11 Kazutoshi Takatsuka JPN 8 17 Feb 200812...


Withdrawals leave Fujiwara as Japan's hope in Tokyo

Ken Marantz / Daily Yomiuri SportswriterAs if losing Haile Gebrselassie wasn't bad enough, the Tokyo Marathon now has to deal with the breakup of the Fujiwara act.Defending champion Masakazu Fujiwara withdrew Friday from Sunday's race, leaving unrelated two-time runnerup Arata Fujiwara to lead Japan's hopes in the men's race.An organizing committee official said Masakazu...


In Pictures - Pre Tokyo Marathon


Wired and weird:

Marathon man hooks himself up to four iPhones and two smartphones to broadcast every painful step of Tokyo race on webMail online reportsAn inventive marathon runner has created a curious contraption to help him share every step of his race experience with thousands of online supporters.Joseph Tame, 33, plans to run the Tokyo marathon on Sunday hooked-up...


Should children run marathons?

NYT reportsWith temperatures warming and the snows of 2011 finally dissolving into oatmeal slush, many people are feeling an insistent urge to get outside and run, perhaps even to start training for a spring marathon or other distance race. But for some of us, particularly those with young families, this laudatory goal can pose a problem. Should...


Get your kix: PUMA Faas


Blog Roll: Ritz

Ritz blogs on COMPETITORBeing an athlete, there are several key things we try to avoid–one being sickness. A cold can wreck havoc on ones race, or even season. After becoming a parent, I’ve come to terms that for the next five years, I am going to be sick 75% of the time from November to April! The main culprits are our two kids. Prior to...


Mutai confident for WXC

The Standard reportsWinning at the event rated as the toughest cross-country race on the planet brings with it excess baggage of expectation at the subsequent World Cross Country Championships.Eliud Kipchoge (2004 and 2005), Moses Masai (2006), Gideon Ngatuny (2008), Moses Mosop (2007 and 2009) and Paul Tanui last year have all captured the imagination of the distance running...


Get your kicks: New Balance Minimus Road


Nick Willis launches fundraising event to assist Christchurch earthquake victims

Athletics New Zealand and the New Zealand Olympic Committee express their deepest sympathy for those affected by the Christchurch earthquake and, in particular, Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes and others from the Athletics community in the Canterbury region.Following the indefinite postponement of the International Track Meet in...


Ethiopian XC trials

IAAF reportsThree-time World Cross Country bronze medallist Meselech Melkamu and upcoming runner Hunegnaw Mesfin were the winners of the senior races at the 28th Jan Meda Cross Country International on Sunday (20), the Ethiopian qualifying trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain (20th March 2011).On a day of dominant...


One Hundred Miles in Head Land

by Jason Thompson for UltraRunningI have blisters on both forefeet. The big toe on my left foot is bruised and sore. My stomach is aching. I feel nauseous to the verge of vomiting. I am light-headed. When I bend to the ground, I almost lose my balance and fall as I stand up again. The night air is soundless but for my own groans. It is so dark under the dense fog cover that when we turn off our headlamps in an...


Mud! Sweat! Tears...

By Matt Wards for MudSweatTearsUKI have seen some comments online and via Twitter that the ‘National’ should not have been run on Saturday, the course just...


Lake Biwa line up

[Kipsang en route to win Frankfurt 2010 - stunning photo by clindstedt]International Athletes (with personal best times):Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 2:04:57 2010 FrankfurtDeriba Merga (ETH) 2:06:38 2008 LondonMohamed El Hachimi (MAR) 2:08:17 2010 SeoulIaroslav Musinschi (MDA) 2:08:32 2010 DusseldorfYared Asmerom (ERI) 2:08:34 2008 Lake BiwaMoses Kangogo (KEN) 2:08:58 2010 DublinJapanese...


Blog Roll - Jan Fitschen

Harte Zeiten...Da ich aus den Diskussionen bei facebook geschlossen habe, dass Läufer einfach ein Faible für Fakte, Fakten, Fakten sprich Kilometerumfang, Puls, Lactat und natürlich Geschwindigkeit haben, gibt es jetzt hier eine komplette Woche. Diese letzte Woche war sicher eine der härtesten, die ich je gemacht habe und ab Montag wird es nun auch erstmal sehr gemütlich. Das ist...


Desiree Ficker wins Austin Marathon

via statesman.comEach of the roughly 18,000 runners who participated in the Livestrong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon wore a racing bib displaying an identification number .But one runner, the overall women's champion in the marathon, wore an extra bib attached to the back of her shirt that read "Ma Ficker."Desiree Ficker took the opportunity Sunday to honor her late...


Lehmkuhle wins Ohme 30k

TEAM USA MINNESSOTA reportsJason Lehmkuhle was the winner of the Ohme 30 km Road Race in Tokyo, Japan, on Feb. 20. His time in the international race was 1:32:08 with second place coming across the line in 1:32:09. This was the first time an American has won the Ohme 30 km since 1983. Some 15,000 runners ran in the 30 km and another 5,000 participated in the accompanying 10 km."The course...


Just how many age groupers are doping for the weekend?

The Tribune reportsFrank Shorter bit his tongue for 20 years after the 1976 Olympic marathon, when he suspected the only man who could beat him was doping.Shorter later did accuse Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany of cheating and called for his medal to be stripped after details about the East German doping efforts came to light when the...


Mutai and Masai take Kenyan CC Worlds trials

IAAF reportsThose who will head to the the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain on 20 March will not witness any reigning champion in all four races.This was after aspirations the of Joseph Ebuya (senior men), Emily Chebet (senior women), Caleb Mwangangi (junior men) and Mercy Cherono (junior women) were collectively buried in the scrap...


Ozaki takes Yokohama victory in 2:23:56

IAAF reportsMaking a decisive surge in the 39th kilometre, 2009 World Championships silver medallist Yoshimi Ozaki left Marisa Barros and Remi Nakazato in her wake to decisively win the second annual Yokohama International Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (20) in 2:23:56. After Ozaki was left behind by Bai Xue’s decisive move in...


Get your kicks: Li-Ning Liede


Farah wins Birmingham over Rupp

Mo Farah edged out training partner Galen Rupp to smash the old British indoor 5,000m record and set a new European time in 13 minutes 10.60 seconds.


100k for half marathon world record at any 13.1 half

Runners World reports that US Road Sports & Entertainment Group (USRS) announced the largest single half marathon prize in U.S. history. USRS will award $100,000 to the winner of any 13.1 Marathon® Series race whose time breaks the world half marathon record. Additionally, USRS will award $50,000 to any U.S. citizen who wins any 13.1 Marathon® Series race and whose time...


Keitany, Keitany, Keitany!!!

ORGANISERS PRESS RELEASEMary Keitany destroys Kiplagat world record as "Titanic" struggles become exhibition runs in RAKPortuguese soccer manager Jose Mourinho likes to describe himself as "The Special One"; well now maybe this tiny corner of the United Arab Emirates should describe itself as just that. This morning after the 7am...


Women Half Marathon 2011

Mark   Athlete   Nation   DOB   Pos   Venue   Date   1:05:50Mary Jepkosgei Keitany KEN18/01/19821Ras Al Khaimah18/02/20111:07:36Kimberley Smith NZL19/11/19811New Orleans, LA13/02/20111:08:52Dire Tune

In Pictures: 2010 RAK Half Marathon - The Mary Keitany Show

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Keitany sets half-marathon record

By MUTWIRI MUTUOTAMary Keitany's 65:50 women's half-marathon world record run at the Ras-Al-Khaimah event in Dubai was achieved as a result of meticulous pre-race planning.An elated Gianni Demadonna, her manager, told FeverPitch the intricate strategic process that ensured the talented distance running star obliterated Kenyan born Dutch runner, Lornah Kiplagat’s...


Mo Farah joins Salazar squad

BBC reportsBritain's double European champion Mo Farah will move to the United States in a bid to enhance his Olympic ambitions.The Somalia-born 27-year-old, who won the 5,000 and 10,000m in last year's European Championships, is also parting company with coach Alan Storey.His new location is Oregon where he will work with Alberto Salazar, who won three successive New York...


Yokohama preview

IAAF reportsThe second edition of the Yokohama Women’s Marathon, the second of three qualifying races for the Japanese World Championships marathon team, will be held on Sunday 20 February. The date of this IAAF Silver Label Road Race, which usually takes place in November, was moved because the APEC International Conference, required...


Get your kicks: K-Swiss K-ruuz 1.5

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Mary Keitany 65:50 WR at RAK Half


Renato Canova on Mary Keitany

as seen on letsrun.comRenato replies on the message board to drug accusations.I'm very happy to learn from you that Mary Keitany was on drug for running 65:50. I need to congratulate with some moron knowing everything from his house, never going to Kenya and never meeting Mary, but able to read in his magician's crystal ball what happens in...


Good news from Boston (it's been a while)

2012 rolling registration dates- Day 1 (Sept. 12) - Qualifiers who have met their age and gender qualifying standard (3 hours, 10 minutes for men aged 18-34 and 3 hours, 40 minutes for women 18-34) by a margin of 20 minutes or faster may apply for the marathon.- Day 3 (Sept. 14) - Qualifiers who have met the standard set for their age/gender by a margin of 10 minutes or faster may...


No Reiko Tosa comeback in Tokyo

(Reuters) - Japan's Reiko Tosa has abandoned plans to return to international competition at this month's Tokyo Marathon because of a groin strain, her management said on Wednesday.Tosa, who finished third in the 2009 Tokyo Marathon before retiring to start a family, has struggled since accepting an invitation to run a half marathon in Osaka last month.Despite pulling out of the...


Blog Roll: Ryan Hall

Ryan blogs on CompetitorAs Sara and I were enjoying a relaxing Valentines Day last night at home in Flagstaff we were recalling our various Valentines Day memories. It was fun to think back to our college days and our first Valentines Day nine years ago.Going to Stanford the Valentines possibilities are endless. Trying to pick from going up to San Francisco or heading to the coast to...


China hires manager Jos Hermens

ESPN reportsAfter helping Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele become Olympic champions, Dutch track manager Jos Hermens has been hired to do likewise with China, an Olympic juggernaut in many sports -- but not track and field.At the 2008 Beijing Games, China led the gold medal standings. But in track, the country won just two bronze medals, trailing the likes of...


Sevilla Marathon (Spanish champs)

Pablo Villalobos reports for mzungo.orgCelebrated, in the 27th Seville Marathon,...


mzungo exclusive: The Somnio Nada

Some people may say that “minimalist running” is a turn towards the golden age of injury free running. Others may say that it is just the latest fad in the world of setting one foot in front of the other. However, no matter where your beliefs lie, a new trend always brings something that the staff at Mzungo HQ likes: exciting gear. That one...


Meyer Friedman hoping to three-peat in New Orleans

nola.com reportsMeyer Friedman does things he isn't meant to do.Take, for example, October 2000.Friedman, then a senior at Tulane, tumbled down a steep hill in the middle of a 5-mile race during the Conference USA cross country championships in St. Louis. Spikes ripped his palms. Runners trampled his back. Throbbing wounds on his hands and knees were so raw that, hours later, he...


Chiba XC

IAAF reportsBidan Karoki of Kenya and Japan’s Hitomi Niiya took lopsided victories at the 2011 Chiba Cross Country, the eighth meeting of the 2011 IAAF Cross Country Permit Cross Country series, in Chiba, Japan, today (13). Karoki won the men’s 12Km by 24 seconds, while Niiya won women’s 8Km by 41 seconds. The junior women’s 5Km also featured a dominant...


Tuwei over Briney at Birmingham Marathon in 2:19:41

FOX local reportsThe course record for the Mercedes Marathon was broken, not just once, but twice when the first and second place runners crossed the finish line on Sunday morning.The winner of the race, David Tuwei, crossed the finish line with a time of 2:19:41, shattering the old record by 2 minutes. Tuwei is a professional runner from Kenya, but now lives in Coon Rapids, Minnesota....


Kim Smith 1:07:44!

Written by Mario Fraioli for CompetitorShe downplayed her own expectations heading into this morning’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon in New Orleans, but after crossing the finish line victorious in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 36 seconds, not even Kim Smith herself could deny that she more than exceeded them.Smith, who finished second...


Meanwhile in Reutlingen/Germany...


Kombich clocks world leading 3:34.13 in Gent, junior Koech continues to impress

IAAF reportsGent, Belgium – Kenyan Ismael Kombich clocked a world leading mark of 3:34.13 in the 1500m, one of the main highlights at the Belgacom Flanders Indoor Meeting in Gent on Sunday (13), the sixth meeting of the 2011 IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting series.His compatriot Paul Kipsiele Koech set a new World Best performance in the 2000m Steeplechase in 5:13.77,...


Bernard Lagat sets a new U.S. indoor record in the 2-mile run (and thinks marathon post Olympics)

AP reportsBernard Lagat set a new U.S. indoor record in the 2-mile run, breaking a 21-year old mark to become the American record-holder at the five distances from 1,500 meters to two miles.Lagat finished in 8 minutes, 10.07 seconds during a college meet at the Armory on Saturday night, beating the mark of 8:15.02 that Doug Padilla set on Feb. 16,...


OTC stars Chris Solinsky and Tim Nelson light up the Husky Classic

oregonlive.com reportsImagine what Chris Solinsky and Tim Nelson might have done Saturday had they been sharp and in race shape.The two runners from Oregon Track Club Elite/Portland won impressively before an estimated crowd of 3,200 at the Husky Classic in the Dempsey Indoor, Solinsky shattering his own facility record in the mile and Nelson gutting out a victory in the 3,000 meters...


Lisa Koll takes a big step in her development

DesMoinesRegister reportsLisa Koll spent most of last weekend’s USA Cross Country nationals race looking at the back of Shalane Flanagan.The four-time NCAA champion from Iowa State wants to be in Flanagan’s shoes — as arguably the premier female distance runner in America — someday, possibly in 2016.For the past seven months, the Fort Dodge native has witnessed first-hand...


What are six Kenyan distance-runners doing holed up in a leafy English suburb?

The Independent reportsStanding on a small suburban street in Teddington, south-west London, at 8am on a Tuesday morning, I check the details again. It's definitely number 18, opposite the Tesco car park: an unassuming, 1960s terraced house with grey blinds pulled across the windows. Weeds are coming up through cracks in the concrete parking spot in the front. Bins and recycling boxes are lined...


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17-year-old Isiah Koech runs 12:53 in Cologne

There were a number of big name signings competing at the PSD Bank Meeting in Düsseldorf on Friday evening (11). However, it was a little known Kenyan who produced the most remarkable performance of the night in front of a sell-out crowd of 2000 spectators in the Arena-Sportpark.17-year-old Isaiah Koech (19/12/1993) took the 5000m race in a world leading time of...


RAK Half taking shape

Ras Al Khaimah February 12, 2011: With less than a week till the 5th edition of the RAK Half Marathon, the anticipation is building as to just what might unfold in this tiny corner of the UAE, with one of the strongest elite fields ever gathered for a half marathon anywhere, preparing to travel. No less than nine of the elite men’s field...


Sneak peek: Somnio "Nada"

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Whitehead London 2012 marathon ambition in ruins after losing CAS ruling

Inside World Para Sport reportsBritain's Richard Whitehead has lost his case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to run in the marathon T46 event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games but admitted that he has not yet given up on his dream of competing in it. The 34-year-old double leg amputee from Nottingham is a T42 runner that competes with prosthetic legs but, as there is no...


Boston Elite field announced

AP reportsReigning champions Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia will be back to defend their Boston Marathon crowns.Organizers announced the elite field of runners Thursday. The 115th race is April 18.Cheruiyot won last year with a men's course record 2 hours, 5 minutes and 52 seconds, while Erkesso took the women's title in 2:26:11.Some of the other top...


Gabriele Anderson talks PR

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Does Loneliness Reduce the Benefits of Exercise?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this seems the proper moment to ask whether being in a relationship changes how you exercise and, perhaps even more intriguing, whether relationships affect how exercise changes you.The New York Times reports.

Blog Roll: Meb "No Boston!" Keflezighi

"Starting in July 2010, my team communicated consistent and serious interest to John Hancock’s elite athlete coordinator about my competing in the 2011 Boston Marathon. Unfortunately, though John Hancock’s representative indicated there was a lot of interest in having me as part of the field and keeping the conversation alive until late January, no offer was made. It’s not that I’m not...


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Palo Verdes Marathon on May 14

Daily Breeze reportsA week after the future of the Palos Verdes Marathon appeared in danger, it seems the race will keep chugging along.Promoted as the nation's second-oldest such event, the 45th annual marathon is set for May 14 following a Rancho Palos Verdes City Council vote to continue planning for the race.The event's organizers, the...


What’s Behind the Keflezighi-Hancock Controversy?

By Peter Vigneron for Runner's WorldOn Tuesday, Meb Keflezighi told reporters that he would not run April’s Boston Marathon. “In terms of the spring marathon, we were hoping to do Boston, but things have not worked out that way,” Keflezighi said. Then, on Thursday—the same day Boston race sponsor John Hancock announced the event’s elite field for 2011—Keflezighi posted...


Kumanichi 30 km - Elite Field Announced

JRN translates - On Feb. 9 the organizers of the 55th edition of the world's most competitive 30 km race, the Kumanichi 30 km Road Race scheduled for Feb. 27 in Kumamoto, Kyushu, announced the 13 athletes in this year's elite field. Known as "The Gateway to the Marathon," Kumanichi typically invites young corporate and university runners still in their 20's to get their...


Mark Kenneally wins Double Bridge Run

The 29-year-old Irish Olympian had never run this distance. Never run this course. Rarely raced on road courses, as opposed to his familiarity with track surfaces and cross country terrain."I was a bit nervous. The plan was to get out, get to the 10K mark (his normal race distance) and...


mzungo classic - Comrades Champion Bruce Fordyce

At the 2005 Comrades Marathon 89 Km, the world’s biggest and most famous ultramarathon, Mark Bloomfield had the opportunity to talk with Bruce Fordyce, a nine-time champion, as well as the worldrecord-holder at 50 miles.Mark: Good to see you again and thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to do this interview with me for...


A Brief Chat With Dejen Gebremeskel

VIA RUNNINGTIMESDejen Gebremeskel’s winning the Boston New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 3000 in 7:35.37 on Saturday despite losing a shoe in the first lap drew accolades and recalled, for some, the legendary barefoot victory at the 1960 Rome Olympics of his countryman, Ethiopian running pioneer Abebe Bikila. Gebremeskel was the 2008 World Junior bronze medalist over 5000...


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Blog Roll: Fasil Bizuneh

Fasil blogs on FlotrackIf any of you have ever seen the movie, No Country For Old Men, then you have an idea of the kind of town I spent this past weekend in. At least the majority of it anyway, after a slight detour to Dallas due to the inclimate weather that is sweeping this great land of ours. I just ran the Edinburg All-American...


Blog Roll: Drew Polley

Drew blogs on FlotrackIt’s easy to dwell on the maddeningly frustrating aspects of missing training and racing due to injury. I thought it could be more constructive for me and any other strokes who stumble across this to identify the upside to the injury cycle. This topic may be the most relevant around this time, when the sadistic Old Man Winter...


Kara Goucher on (the) track


Kilimanjaro Marathon

Tanzania DailyNews reportsIn 2003 a small group of about 750 runners lined up at the gate of Keys Hotel in Moshi in the early morning sunshine to register for the inaugural Kilimanjaro Marathon. That race was won by a Tanzanian – naturally enough, as there were no foreign runners that year – Lucian Hombo, who clocked 2:16.25 – and went into the records as...


Singapore's first 100km night race

The Sundown Ultra Marathon 2011 will take runners from the start point at Marina Bay down to Kallang before hitting East Coast Park. Runners will then make their way along Changi Coast Road before reaching Pasir Ris Park and then making a U-turn at Bedok Reservoir Park to head back to Marina Bay.More than 720 runners have signed up for the Sundown Ultra Marathon since...


Moses backs changes to athletics

American legend and multi-world record holder Edwin Moses has endorsed the cause for change in the world of track and field in an attempt to recapture its glory days."But to be honest, I think track and field was better in my day than what it is today. It was much more popular. I was much more widely watched on tele-vision and we had...


Farah versus Mutahi, Birgen and Rupp

VIA IAAFMiddle distance star Mo Farah has set his sights on the British record after announcing he will compete in the 5000m at the Aviva Grand Prix, the penultimate stop of the 2011 IAAF Permit Indoor Meetings series, in Birmingham next weekend (19).

Farah returns to the National Indoor Arena hoping to produce a similar performance to the one he ran at the...


Meb, Abdi, Hall to run NYC Half-Marathon

By New York Road RunnersIn a rare gathering of three of America's leading male long-distance runners of the past decade, Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall, and Abdi Abdirahman will run the NYC Half-Marathon on Sunday, March 20, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.The last time this powerhouse trio of Olympians and national...


Baday wins 60th annual Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

VIA IAAFBreaking away from Daniel Njenga, 2:06 marathon runner, at 41Km, Ahmed Baday of Morocco won the 60th annual Beppu-Oita Marathon, Japan in 2:10:14, a personal best.The women ran this race for the first time since 1981 and the race was won by Chiyuki Mochizuki with 2:39:57, breaking the womens’ course record of 2:48;52 set back in 1978 by Kiyoko Obata. The Beppu-Oita...


A Brief Chat With Bernard Lagat

Reported By Peter GambacciniBernard Lagat will attempt to break Doug Padilla's 1990 U.S. indoor two-mile record of 8:15.02 at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory on February 12. The event is being called the NYRR Deuce Record Challenge. Lagat already owns American indoor records for 1500 meters (3:33.34), one mile (3:49.89), 3,000 meters (7:32.43), and...


Culpepper still runs races - from behind the scenes

U.S. Olympian and Texas native Alan Culpepper is making a homecoming of sorts. He's the operations manager for the March 27 Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.Culpepper, 38, of Lafayette, Co., joined Competitor Group last summer and handles behind-the-scenes race logistics, including course design and...


Blog Roll - Ron Hill

DECEMBER 1970WEEK 49Sat Dec 5th, AM 4 miles, PM 2 miles. Feeling a bit stiff ? Sun AM 2 miles, " Didn't feel brilliant at all." 12:30 PM Start of the Fukuoka Marathon. I stayed with the leading bunch for 10 miles, sitting in as there was a head wind. There was no aggression there. Then, strangely my legs began to stiffen. I lost contact before the turn and watched helplessly as the...


Flanagan dominates and Vaughn surprises

IAAF reportsSan Diego, USA - Olympic bronze medallist and American record holder Shalane Flanagan dominated the women's field to win her fifth title, while Brent Vaughn surprised the men's field to win his first title on Saturday (5) at the 2011 USA Cross Country Championships.In addition to the national titles up for grabs in San Diego, open and junior men and women qualified to represent Team USA at the...


Marugame Half

IAAF reportsSamuel Ndungu and Kayoko Fukushi respectively won the men’s and women’s division of the Marugame Half Marathon, Japan. Fukushi, the course record holder, ran alone for the most of the race, while Ndungu had to fight hard for his victory with Tsuyoshi Ugachi. The Marugame Half Marathon is an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.In the men’s race, pre-race favourite...


Boston Indoor

IAAF reportsDouble European champion Mo Farah found himself beaten to the line by a half-shod competitor last night (5) at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.Dejen Gebremeskel lost his right shoe in the first lap of the fifteen-lap race, one of the headline events at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletics Center in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. Undaunted,...


Cinque Mulini Cross

IAAF reportsAyad Lamdassem from Spain, the European Cross Country Championships silver medallist from last December in Albufeira, and Turkey’s Alemitu Bekele Degfa, European 5000m champion in Barcelona, claimed wins at the 79th edition of the Cinque Mulini, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting which incorporated the European Cross Country Club Championships.Men’s raceLamdassem,...


Blog Roll: Ryan Hall

Ryan blogs on CompetitorIt was a busy weekend for the Halls. It was one of those rare weekends were not only were Sara and I competing on the same weekend, but my little brother Chad, who is a 4th year at UC Riverside, was also racing. As I sat in my hotel room with my parents in Houston and flipped on the tv to watch Sara run live on ESPN II on...


Ian Sharman destroys record at

Ultrarunning reportsIan Sharman, a British subject living in California, posted a dazzling 12:44:35 course record at the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Run. Sharman beat a deep and talented field. Zach Gingerich, who would drop at mile 60, lead for the first lap, then Sharman took over. Anton Krupicka, Hal Koerner, Scott Jurek, Michael Arnstein and Mike Wolfe were together in a chase pack for many miles, with Krupicka and...


Lukas Verzbicas Interview

LetsRun.com (LRC): Thanks for talking to us. We know you must be busy, so we'll try to keep this to like five minutes (Editor's note: The interview ended up lasting more than 15 minutes). Let's get right to it; you are running a professional mile this weekend. What is your goal for Saturday?Lukas Verzbicas (LV): I'm going to the race...


LIVE - Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon 2011

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Moroccan Baday Wins Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

by Brett LarnerAfter a long push starting at 25 km Moroccan Ahmed Baday ran a PB 2:10:14 to win the 60th anniversary Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon on Feb. 6. In a race targeted to be in the mid-2:08's Baday ran in a pack with longtime Japan resident Daniel Njenga (Kenya/Team Yakult) and a dozen Japanese competitors including pre-race domestic favorites Atsushi Fujita (Team Fujitsu), the 2007 Beppu-Oita winner and former national record holder, and Kazuhiro Maeda (Team Kyudenko), who had a...


TOP 10 - 2011 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

Men1. Ahmed Baday (Morocco) - 2:10:14 - PB2. Daniel Njenga (Kenya/Team Yakult) - 2:10:243. Kazuhiro Maeda (Team Kyudenko) - 2:10:29 - PB4. Harun Njoroge (Kenya/Team Komori Corp.) - 2:11:43 - PB5. Atsushi Fujita (Team Fujitsu) - 2:12:266. Yuki Moriwaki (Team JFE Steel) - 2:12:34 - PB7. Masaki Shimoju (Team Konica Minolta) - 2:13:078. Jeff Hunt (Australia) - 2:13:149. Kenichiro Setoguchi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 2:15:0110. Tomonori Onitsuka (Team Kyudenko) - 2:16:52

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JRN Preview - Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

VIA japan running news by Brett LarnerThis weekend marks the 60th anniversary of one of Japan's oldest and most respected marathons, the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, usually abbreviated to Betsudai in Japanese. Betsudai has been the site of many historic performances, including Toru Terasawa's 2:15:16 world record in 1963, Shigeru Soh's 2:09:06 world record near-miss in...


WIKIPEDIA - Beppu-Ōita Marathon

The Beppu-Ōita Marathon (別府大分マラソン Beppu Ōita Marason?) is an annual men's marathon race that takes place every February between the cities of Beppu and Ōita in Japan. First held in 1952 as a 35 km race, the looped marathon course begins at the bottom of Takasaki Mountain and it reaches Beppu's Kankoko International...


IAAF Preview - Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

Ken Nakamura for the IAAFThe 60th annual Beppu-Oita Marathon (also known as Betsudai Marathon), an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, is set for Sunday (6). The race is the third oldest Marathon in Japan, after the Lake Biwa and Fukuoka Marathons. There have been numerous highlights throughout its history. A World Marathon best was set in the 1963 edition Toru Terasawa when he...


Beppu-Oita Pre-Race


Running With Joy by Ryan Hall reviewed by tips4running.com

Running with Joy: My Daily Journey to the Marathondetails Ryan Hall’s training for the Boston Marathon in 2010. This is more than just a running log. Yes, you could purchase it out of curiosity to see what a world-class marathon runner puts himself through to prep for a marathon, but Ryan shares much more than that. Although the book flows chronologically from when he...


Blog Roll - Steve Osaduik

I followed through with racing the Steveston Ice-breaker 8km yesterday in Richmond. The race lived up to it’s name this year as the temperatures dropped over night, from the 6-12 degrees I have been enjoying the last couple of weeks, to 0 degrees. And yes there was broken ice and plenty of it on the course. Luckily the only hazard it created that I saw was after...


Blog Roll - Dylan Wykes

Not a great past week or so of training for me. My body doesn’t like me right now and I don’t like it. Sometimes I just sit here and stare at my legs and ask them why they won’t do what I tell them to. I think they are mad at me for those 26.2 miles I ran on them back in December. I think it’s about time they get over it and start working again.I did...


Blog Roll - Lee Meerien

My Kenyan training trip is almost at an end now but it was been a fantastic experience and certainly the best training camp I have been on… the Kenyan way is a very simple lifestyle but a very effective one in terms of getting the best out of your running. Our lifestyle has involved little else other than running, eating and resting,...


mzungo.org exclusive interview - Jeff Hunt pre Beppu-Oita Marathon 2011

"It's fantastic. It goes to show that we are on the way back!" Australian Marathon selector and running legend himself, Steve Moneghetti was full of praise after last years Beppu-Oita Marathon. 28 year old Australian Jeff Hunt finished in a time of 2:11:00 at 3rd place in his debut marathon. A year later he will be back on the same course to...


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Just How Tough Is That New Houston Loop?

by Amby BurfootBefore this morning's races in Houston, everyone wondered how the new Olympic Trials loop (8 miles) would run. Now we know. Still, it remains tricky to draw conclusions. Not even the stats, below, give an apples-to-apples comparison.But if you want to pick a round number, it seems that the Trials loop course produces a half marathon about 30 to 60 seconds slower than...


Two Oceans Marathon popular as ever

The Two Oceans Marathon is one of the world’s most famous and popular annual sporting events. This year sees the 41st edition and should you have noticed a proliferation of earnest looking runners busily training in your suburb either at the crack of dawn or in the late afternoon, this event may well be why! It is hugely popular with Zimbabwean running...


116 Days and counting...


RAK Half Marathon - Celebrating 5 years with the biggest field yet

Ras Al Khaimah February 02, 2011: Attracting just 636 participants in its inaugural year the RAK Half Marathon certainly had quite a mountain to climb to be taken seriously on both the local and international road racing scene. Yet this was one new race that chose not to focus immediately on promoting huge crowds from the get-go or offer huge prize...


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Top Japanese Man at Tokyo Marathon to Receive BMW

translated by Brett LarnerThe top Japanese runner at the 2011 Tokyo Marathon will be presented with a new model BMW 5-series sedan. BMW has announced the creation of a new Japanese Men's Incentive Prize, with a bonus of a BMW 523i sedan going to the top Japanese man. The prize is intended to give extra motivation to the Japanese men who will be in the Tokyo Marathon competing for a...


60 seconds: Gebrselassie's ideal dinner party

Legendary long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie fancies a spot of pasta with Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and Mother Theresa.Who was your sporting hero as a child?Miruts Yifter from Ethiopia, who won both 5000m and 10000m the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. When I was in high school my physical education teacher encouraged me to follow my dream,...


Must read, not only for cyclists

NYVelocity reportsPaul Kimmage interviewed Floyd Landis a few days before Thanksgiving of '10. Their 7 hour conversation was distilled into Kimmage's Sunday Times article published yesterday, meant for a general audience. Kimmage, however, felt that Landis' detailed views on cycling needed to be aired, so he offered us the transcript of their interview. Naturally we...


Stop stretching?

Matt Fitzgerald for Competitor RunningOne of the more interesting effects of run training is reduced flexibility in the joints of the lower legs. In a word, the more you run, the harder it is to touch your toes.I’ve been reminded of this effect lately. For a while there I had a pretty good routine going of stretching at night as I wound down for bed,...


This weekend: Beppu-Oita Marathon

Beppu-Oita is arguably one of the hottest marathons out there and it's neither due to the hot springs in the area, which make for great post race relaxation, nor due to hot weather conditions. It is simply another fantastic Japanese race. If you can't just qualify yet for Fukuoka and its strict 2:42 entry criteria, "Beppu" might be the perfect entry drug for marathoning Japanese...


Blog Roll: Fee Docherty

This was my first trip to Miami and I was excited to get to warmer temperatures and to race hard.We hit the streets of downtown Miami bright and early Sunday morning for the 6:15am start. The temperatures were perfect apart from being slightly windy, but nothing to stop the 21,116 runners competing in the half and full marathon.The course was very scenic, but I...


How fast will Abeylegesse run? - Marugame Half Marathon preview

IAAF reportsThe question on most people’s minds before Sunday’s 65th edition of Marugame Half Marathon seems to be: how fast can double 2008 Olympic silver medallist Elvan Abeylegesse run at this IAAF Silver Label Road Race in just her second race over the distance?Abeylegesse, the 28-year-old Ethiopian-born Turk cruised to runner-up finishes at both 5000m and...


Lagat joins all-star cast for Melbourne 5000m showdown - IAAF World Challenge

IAAF reportsJust days after US distance duo Chris Solinsky and Matt Tegenkamp signed up to take on the men’s 5000m at the Melbourne Track Classic - the kick off the 14-meeting 2011 IAAF World Challenge - at Melbourne Olympic Park next month, countryman Bernard Lagat has today confirmed he too will feature in the all-star line-up.Lagat, a two-time World champion (2007 - 1500m,...


Beppu weekend: the race of 1991

It was the race that made him famous. He wanted to show everyone in the world what he could do. That meant one thing: making the Olympics and getting a medal. "I think that was the moment that changed my life," says Koichi Morishita, now 43 and head coach of Team Toyota Kyushu, of his marathon debut at age 23 at the 1991 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon.READ ON at JRN...

Constantina Dita at the Flagship store ASICS, Amsterdam

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David Rudisha, the beginning of a long journey…

VIA IAAF He has broken Wilson Kipketer’s World record at 800 metres two times within one week, he was unbeaten during the whole season, winning the African Championships as well as the Continental Cup, and finally he was crowned World Athlete the Year. Jürg Wirz visited David Rudisha at his home in the Kenyan town of Eldoret.Article published in IAAF 2010...


Chebii impresses at Eldoret Half Marathon

VIA IAAF The 2005 World Cross Country championship short course silver winner Abraham Chebii displayed a serious venture into road running by winning this year's edition of the Discovery Kenya Half Marathon in Eldoret on Sunday (30).Chebii, 31, clocked 1:02:59 to handily outdistance runner-up Vincent Kipruto (1:03:10) by 11 seconds, along with a field of more than...


Ndereba bows to pressure to run in world champs

Double world marathon champion Catherine Ndereba said on Saturday she would seek an unprecedented third women's title this year even though it was not her wish."I wanted to give other young girls the chance, but Athletics Kenya insisted I represent the country," the 36-year-old told Reuters on Saturday."I have given it a lot of thought and if I'm free...


Jos Hermens: "Europe's Running is not dead, but he has trouble" - A survey of the magazine, Spikes' to the situation of the elite runners in Europe (Part 2)

VIA germanroadraces.de - AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORIs the European Running dead? This provocative question was the British athletics magazine, Spikes' in an issue last year regarding the top sports a number of athletes, officials and managers.Here is part two of this survey:Jos Hermens (Netherlands), former world class runner and now a successful manager of...


Olympic boost for Marathon

VIA independent.ieThe Dublin Marathon received a huge boost yesterday with the news that the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics, have made the event one of the qualifying races for next year's Olympic Games."This is a great recognition for the race and I have no doubt that the IAAF's decision will impact on the field," said...


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Win, win again for Ethiopia

By DALE ROBERTSONWhen the two top runners expected for the Chevron Houston Marathon were forced from the field because of visa problems, a changing of the guard seemed possible, if not imminent.At the very least, a door opened for an American, Brett Gotcher, to have a chance to win, which last happened in 2002 when no elite foreign athletes participated because there was no prize...


Blog Roll - Tom Payn

Crazy RacingAs I mentioned in my post the other day I went to watch the Discovery Kenya Half Marathon Championships in Eldoret yesterday and what a race it was! Over 500 starters with probably 90% of them capable of running under 65 minutes. The start was insane, after about 400m there was a sharp left hand turn and how no-one fell over I will never...


Feets don't fail me now

We were a bit spoiled. Since 2002, every Houston Marathon race day has had nearly ideal conditions. That run had to end sometime.High humidity, rain showers, temperatures in the 60s and the threat of thunderstorms (race officials even unveiled their plans for evacuating the course) meant Sunday wasn't the best day for a marathon.But after training for...


Blog Roll - Marco Anzures

I am reminded almost every day that the decision to live and train in Flagstaff with McMillanElite was the best choice I could have made in continuing my career, and this week was no different. USA Cross Country Nationals are less than a week and half away, and as the marathon crew made their final preparations to...


Kenya's Stephen Muange, Ethiopia's Hirut Mandefro win at 3M Half Marathon

The 3M Half Marathon turned into a contest between the distance running superpowers of Kenya and Ethiopia, with a runner from each country taking a share of the glory on Sunday.Kenya's Stephen Muange held off Ethiopia's Girma Tolla to top the men's field in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 14 seconds. On the women's side, Hirut...


Blog Roll - Reid Coolsaet

Even a little is still betterKenya Blog #4I can’t believe it’s already been another week… This was a good week for running as I got in two workouts and a long run. The first workout I purposely took easy on my foot so I ran my tempo all uphill (110 meter rise) into the wind. Needless to say the pace was slow but the effort was there and I was working hard to keep the...


Rotterdam Bound - Mario Kadiks: 'A new world record is about to happen'

"A new world record is about to happen. My expectation is that this will be achieved in 2011. At this moment there are several athletes who are able to break the 2.03.59 barrier, which Haile Gebrselassie ran in Berlin in 2008."That was Mario Kadiks' firm expectation, which he expressed at the ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam's New Year's reception in the Beurs-WTC building. "And Rotterdam is first in line where...


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Yukiko Akaba wins the 30th Osaka Women’s Marathon

IAAF reportsSurging away from Mai Ito just before the 39th kilometre, Yukiko Akaba won the 30th Osaka Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, clocking 2:26:29 on Sunday (30). The times were slow due to strong winds that shifted into headwinds in the last half. Thus Akaba, although she won the race, half of the requirement for making the Japanese squad...


Miami Marathon

By Susan Miller Degnan for the Miami HeraldThe ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon took off in predawn darkness at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, a mass of legs churning down Biscayne Boulevard toward the goal of 26.2 miles -- or 13.1 miles for the half marathoners.By Saturday evening, when registration had ended, a...


Houston Marathon

USA Today reportsBekana Daba set a Houston Marathon record in the rain Sunday — and that included a bathroom stop.Daba covered the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:07:37 set by fellow Ethiopian Teshome Gelana last year. Gelana was unable to defend his title this year because visa problems.Daba took the outright lead in the 18th mile as steady...


Ndereba running Worlds Marathon

Eurosport UK reportsDouble world marathon champion Catherine Ndereba said on Saturday she would seek an unprecedented third women's title this year even though it was not her wish."I wanted to give other young girls the chance, but Athletics Kenya insisted I represent the country," the 36-year-old told Reuters on Saturday."I have given it a lot of...


Menjo and Fernández excel in San Sebastián XC while Cáceres eyes indoor success

IAAF reportsOn a packed Spanish athletics weekend Kenya’s Josephat Kiprono Menjo captured a brilliant win at the ‘Cross Internacional de San Sebastián’ held Sunday (30) while Spain’s reigning European 1500m champion Nuria Fernández bagged the win in the women’s section ahead of Kenya’s Olympic 3000m Steeplechase silver medallist Eunice...


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...Peter Kosgei wins a Half Marathon.


Kiplagat bags the 12km title at Prisons meeting

The fastest man over the 1,500 metres last year, Silas Kiplagat, proved he has still got his kick as he outsprinted fellow serviceman John Mwangangi to claim the Kenya Prisons cross country championships’ 12-kilometre crown at Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens on Saturday.It was always going to be decided by a sprint dash as the two athletes matched each other...


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Place Athlete Age Time Prize Money1 Trafeh, Mohamed 25 01:02:17 $12,0002 Hall, Ryan 28 01:02:20 $6,5003 Smyth, Patrick 24 01:02:32 $4,0004 Bizuneh, Fasil 30 01:02:47 $2,0005 Lehmkuhle, Jason 33 01:02:49 $1,5006 Vail, Ryan 24 01:02:51 $1,2507 MacPherson, Scott 21 01:04:03 $1,0008 Torres, Jorge 30 01:04:18 $7509 Sayenko, Mike 26 01:04:20 $50010 Driscoll, Joseph 31 01:04:23 $25011 Nightingale, David 21 01:04:29 12 Chavez, Michael 21 01:04:49 13 Moen, Josh 28 01:05:05...


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Mo Trafeh After Winning


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This just in: Houston results

1. Bekana Daba, 2:07:042. Nick Arciniaga, 2:11:303. Wilfred Murgor, 2:11:414. Rob Watson, 2:16:175. Jesse Davis, 2:18:476. Brett Gotcher, 2:19:30FULL STORY LATER TODAY. STAY TUNED.


Course record holder Teshome Gelana shut out of Houston due to Visa problems

Chron reportsVisa problems will keep defending Chevron Houston Marathon champion and course record-holder Teshome Gelana from defending his title Sunday, but that has opened the door for a possible oddity in the race.An American champion.The new top seed is 26-year-old Brett Gotcher, who finished seventh in 2:10:36 last year in his first marathon. The third-best time posted by a U.S. runner in 2010 and the...


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Fagan targets qualifier time for Worlds

MARTIN FAGAN could be the first Irish athlete to secure a qualifying time for the World Championships in Daegu, Korea, next August when he runs Sunday’s Houston Marathon – although he admits he only recently returned to full fitness following a lengthy period of injury and illness.Still based in Flagstaff, Arizona, Fagan has struggled to maintain the sort of form...


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Mekonnen wins Milrose and ends Lagat's 6 win streak

NY Daily News reportsThe President of the Boards is president no more.Since 2001, Bernard Lagat has owned the Wanamaker Mile, winning the Millrose Games' flagship event a record eight times. He so mastered Madison Square Garden's undersized oval track that a once-dramatic race lacked suspense.But Friday night, at the 104th Millrose Games, there was intrigue. Lagat, an...


Osaka Women's Marathon preview

Ken Nakamura reports for IAAFOrganisers have announced that Yumiko Hara and Tomo Morimoto have pulled out of Sunday's Osaka Women's Marathon. Hara pulled her right thigh muscle, while Morimoto came down with stress fracture in left foot. The course has been modified this year to eliminate some hills around Osaka castle. More specifically, hills around the 15Km point and multiple hills from 24Km to 27Km, which amounts to elevation gain and loss of around 20 metres each, were eliminated from...


Success calls for collaboration

RunningTimes reportsWith USATF and IAAF overseeing the governance of the sport, decisions related to fair play, rules and regulations are covered. In fact, even the necessary events to advance running and track and field already exist, it’s just a matter of linking and packaging them in a way that is appealing to athletes, sponsors, fans and the media....


Road to Comrades

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Ryan Hall Pre-Race Press Conference - USA Half-Marathon Championships


The 'New' Ryan Hall Looks Forward to Saturday's Half Marathon

by Amby BurfootFour years after he blew into Houston to set the still-standing American record in the half marathon (59:43), Ryan Hall is back for the 2011 Aramco Houston Half Marathon with a new look, and a lot of other new things. For starters, he's sporting a scraggly beard that he'll shave before the Saturday morning start on the new 8-mile downtown loop course that will make up...


Ryan Hall: " I’m at peace.”

By DALE ROBERTSONRyan Hall has returned to Houston with a new look and his old, sky’s-the-limit attitude. Part of that is him feeling better after a rough patch and part of it is this city, a place he calls “my land of breakthroughs.”“Whenever I go home, I have a good feeling and good memories,” Hall said. “There’s just a special level of comfort, and that’s how I...


Brett Gotcher: "It was really nice last year, being able to come in under the radar, and have very little pressure!"

VIA USA TODAY, By Chris Duncan, AP Sports WriterTop American distance runner Ryan Hall started feeling good vibes even before he arrived in Houston for Saturday's U.S. half-marathon championships.In 2007, Hall won the Houston half-marathon in 59 minutes, 43 seconds, becoming the first American to finish the distance in under an hour. Later that year, Hall finished the London marathon in...


The Top-5 Bearded Runners Of All Time

by Mario FraioliI had the good fortune of spending some time with Ryan Hall this past weekend at the Endurance LIVE Consumer Show & Awards Gala here in San Diego. I almost didn’t recognize the American half-marathon record holder hiding behind the out-of-control offshoot emanating from his chin. The growth was so gnarly it almost didn’t look real.“I stuck it on there this...


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Saturday course will prep 2012 Olympic hopefuls

Many of America's best hopes for the 2012 Olympics Marathon — none of them more prominent than Ryan Hall — will check out Houston's U.S. Marathon Trials course Saturday morning while they chase after the $12,000 first prizes that go to the U.S. Half Marathon champions.In recent years, the elite American half-marathoners have run with the pack in Sunday's Aramco Services Half...


USA Half Marathon Championships kicks-off 2011 championship season

The USA Running Circuit (USARC) gets underway Saturday with the running of the 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships, presented by Aramco Services Company.Returning to Houston for the first time since his American Record run in 2007, Ryan Hall (Big Bear Lake, Calif.), headlines a field that includes fellow Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.) and a host of top U.S. athletes...


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Watson ready for marathon debut

Two-time Canadian steeplechase champion, Rob “Destroyer” Watson, makes his marathon debut this Sunday in Houston. The London, Ont., native has demonstrated great fitness recently, with a second place finish at the 2010 Canadian Cross Country Championships, followed by a course record win at the Hamilton Boxing Day 10 Miler in 48:39. And, he’s working with coach Dave Scott-Thomas, the same man who...


Blog Roll - Rob Watson

I'm going to be honest here, when I first started my training for this marathon I gave myself about a 70% chance of actually getting to the line. My plan was pretty simple, train my balls off and hope for the best. I figured there was a 25% chance of injury and 5% chance of me coming to my senses and realizing that the whole idea of training for, and...


Meanwhile in Ngong, Kenya...

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Teshome Gelana of Ethiopia to defend Houston Marathon title

Teshome Gelana of Ethiopia will defend his title at the 39th edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon here on Sunday, January 30, 2011.Gelana set a new course record to win last year’s race in 2:07.37, along with $35,000 prize money. The previous record was held by fellow Ethiopian Deriba Merga.Teshome will be supported by countryman Hussein Adelo, who came in fourth at...


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The Return Of Ryan Hall

This weekend, Ryan Hall will be returning to competition at the Houston Half Marathon since his coaching change. In 2007, Hall ran the American record for the half marathon in Houston with a 59:43 (check out the record here). Hall, will face a talented men's field including last year's runner-up Patrick Smyth and third place finisher Brent Vaughn, who ran...


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Olympic Hopefuls to Test Drive 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon Course in Houston

The Houston Marathon Committee, in conjunction with presenting sponsor Aramco Services Company, has announced that the country’s best distance runners and Olympic hopefuls will compete at the 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, January 29, 2011, one day prior to the 39th Chevron Houston Marathon. The championships will give athletes a chance to preview the course for the...


Blog Roll: Back by 7

My training is spiraling totally out of control together with the frantic pace of life in the past weeks....I sometimes go to sleep at 2am or maybe sleep 4-5 hours at most, work a lot and also cater to different family commitments. Unfortunately running tries to fight for space in a disorderly manner.Highlights of the past 10 days:- 45...


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Haile heads Tokyo field

JRN reportsThe Tokyo Marathon has announced the elite field for this year's fifth running, to be held Feb. 27. Following through on his pre-retirement crisis promise, world record holder Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) will return to the marathon distance after his DNF at November's New York City Marathon.Gebrselassie faces what is without a doubt the...


Korir, Kibii win third straight Carlsbad half marathons

With his third straight victory in the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half Marathon, Kenya’s Wesley Korir again took a step toward winning the Los Angeles Marathon.After all, following each of his first two Carlsbad wins, Korir likewise prevailed in the longer springtime Los Angeles race.Korir recorded his latest...


Mageean to shun glamour invitation as she focuses on Irish Indoors

Irish star Ciara Mageean (18) has turned down an invitation to race at the prestigious Millrose Games in Madison Square Gardens on this day week.Fresh from signing an unprecedented sponsorship deal with New Balance last week, the Portaferry teenager flew out to the USA yesterday to compete in her first major indoor race abroad.But she has decided not to take up the opportunity...


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Gelana set for Houston Marathon defence

IAAF reportsDefending Chevron Houston Marathon champion and course record holder Teshome Gelana will return to Houston to defend his 2010 title on Sunday 30 January.Last year, Gelana's time of 2:07:37 shaved 15 seconds off the previous course record set in 2009 by fellow Ethiopian Deriba Merga. A sold-out marathon field of 11,000 is expected on Sunday (30) for the...


Yokohama International Women's Marathon

Thanks to JRN for thisOn Jan. 24 Rikuren announced the domestic and overseas elite fields for the second running of the Yokohama International Women's Marathon, scheduled for Feb. 20. The domestic field of six includes 2009 World Championships marathon silver medalist Yoshimi Ozaki (Team Daiichi Seimei) and 2010 Nagoya International Women's Marathon 5th...


Kimbia is checking in with Carney

What would you call the main highlight of 2010 for you, either professionally or personally?There were no real “highlights” to 2010. 2010 was a year of trial and error for me. I tried different training techniques, including a stint with a different coach and training partners in Flagstaff, AZ, away from my home in Boulder, CO.What were some of...


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Chepkurui Takes Armed Forces Cross Country Title, Eyes Big Goals

Lineth Chepkurui rolled up another strong cross country run on Saturday in Nanyuki, Kenya, winning the Kenyan Armed Forces Championships. An IAAF report via Mutwiri Mutuota detailed the late stages of the race:At 6km, the trio had put daylight between them and pretenders and when the rush for victory was signalled [sic], Chenonge, then Cherop, again Chenonge,...


Demesse Tefera of Ethiopia wins Carsbad Marathon

Demesse Tefera of Ethiopia won the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon men’s division in 2:27.28, followed by Shingirai Badza of Zimbabwe (2:29.11) and California native Sergio Gonzalez (2:30.28) respectively here on Sunday.Demesse was slated to run in the half-marathon race but decided to switch to the full marathon the day before the race claiming that he wasn’t...


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2011 US Club Champs back in NYC

The 2011 USATF National Club Track & Field Championships will be held at New York City's Icahn Stadium, July 8-9. This will mark the fourth time the championships have been held in New York since 2005. The meet will be hosted by the Central Park Track Club New Balance, who captured the 2009 combined team title the last time the event was held at Icahn...


Aussie Cross squad includes Buster Mottram and Benita Willis

IAAF reportsDistance icons Craig Mottram and Benita Willis will spearhead a team of 16 athletes selected to represent Australia at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain, on 20 March.

Mottram’s selection marks the first time the national 5000m record holder will line up for Australia at a world championships meet since placing...


Defending champ Wardian facing stiff competition at Miami Marathon

Running USA reportsOn Sunday, January 30, Michael Wardian is returning to Miami to defend his title at the 2011 ING Miami Marathon®, with plans to use the race as the kind of springboard that propelled him to seven marathon victories around the country last year."I won a bunch of marathons last year and it all started with a really good run in Miami," said Wardian, who also won the...


Blog Roll - Tom Payn

Road Traffic Accidents, Martin Lel and Bloomin Wind..This probably isn't how I should start a running blog post but I was coming out the pub on Saturday night after watching Arsenal (yes I am still in Iten, they love football out here) and I heard a massive “crash” come from the road. A car going pretty quick down the main road through Iten had...


Katie McGregor, Jason Lehmkuhle, Josh Moen to Compete at USA Half Marathon Championships

Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Katie McGregor, Jason Lehmkuhle and Josh Moen - will be among the competitors at the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston on Saturday, Jan. 29. The championships are hosted by the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and begin at 8:00 a.m.The new half marathon course will provide a preview of the men's and women's U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, which...


Peaked performance

Last summer, David Oliver tried to become one of the fastest men in the world. The American Olympic hurdler had run a time of 12.89 seconds in the 110 meters at a meet in Paris in July. The time was two-100ths of a second off the world record, 12.87, owned by Cuba’s Dayron Robles, a mark as impressive as it was absurd. Most elite hurdlers never break 13...


Blog Roll - Dickson Mercer

LAST WEEKMonday - 9 (65 min.)Tuesday - 12 with 5 quarter-mile accelerations mixed inWednesday - Workout at BCC - 6 by 1200 with 400 jog rest: 3:54, 3:51, 3:48, 3:49, 3:41, 3:41. 11 for day.Thursday - easy 10. Not as sore as I expected to be.Friday - Workout on grass in West Potomac Park. Two times 15 min. at tempo effort. Covered exactly 2.65 miles on...


Blog Roll - Jason Pyles

Why does it always rain on me?Just a quick update here: I arrived back in Vancouver early last week. Although it’s been a little bit wet out here the temperature is much much better than in Ontario. We got on the track on Tuesday night. Most people there were complaining because it was only 3-5C, a bit windy, and there was some frost on the track. Despite not...


Blog Roll - Matt Gabrielson

it is coldToday was the best training day I have had in quite awhile as I was able to get in some very solid threshold running at Lifetime in the morning and then a short, quality speed session in the PM which included blasting one of the 200m repeats in 26 high. It's been a long, long time since I have turned 'em over like that. I...


Blog Roll - Reid Coolsaet

If you smile and agree I will understandDiscovery XC in Eldoret is arguably one of the most competitive XC races anywhere in the World and it went down on Sunday. Larry, Declan (Irish Physio), Fran (Spanish 3:38 guy), Rogers (local Kenyan) and I made the trip from Iten to watch the race. We left HATC at 9:00am to make sure we would catch the Junior races before the men’s...


Blog Roll - Steve Osaduik

I finally got one week of training under my belt in this new year and it feels good. Now to keep it going. I decided to keep from putting my body through too much while I rebuild that I would make sure that whatever running I do now will be easy running and done on soft trails. Also I will be doing some cross training in the gym on the bike and elliptical machines. My main goal right...


Not London bound: Ritz

Dathan Ritzenhein of the United States has withdraw from the London Marathon due a persistent ankle injury.Ritzenhein, ninth in the Beijing Olympics marathon, was injured while training indoors in December and feels that he would not be able to beat his personal best of 2 hours, 10 minutes in April.Race director David Bedford says "unfortunately he has been beaten by...


Blog Roll: Fee Docherty

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year. I had a wonderful time with all my family in Sana Cruz, enjoying Christmas with my gorgeous new niece McKenna; she is such a delight and a joy to us all. After a successful 2010 with PR’s in 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon distances, I am as eager to do the same for 2011 and most...


Chepkurui Takes Armed Forces Cross Country Title, Eyes Big Goals

Lineth Chepkurui rolled up another strong cross country run on Saturday in Nanyuki, Kenya, winning the Kenyan Armed Forces Championships. An IAAF report via Mutwiri Mutuota detailed the late stages of the race:At 6km, the trio had put daylight between them and pretenders and when the rush for victory was signalled [sic], Chenonge, then Cherop, again Chenonge,...


Demesse Tefera of Ethiopia wins Carsbad Marathon

Demesse Tefera of Ethiopia won the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon men’s division in 2:27.28, followed by Shingirai Badza of Zimbabwe (2:29.11) and California native Sergio Gonzalez (2:30.28) respectively here on Sunday.Demesse was slated to run in the half-marathon race but decided to switch to the full marathon the day before the race claiming that he wasn’t...


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2011 US Club Champs back in NYC

The 2011 USATF National Club Track & Field Championships will be held at New York City's Icahn Stadium, July 8-9. This will mark the fourth time the championships have been held in New York since 2005. The meet will be hosted by the Central Park Track Club New Balance, who captured the 2009 combined team title the last time the event was held at Icahn...


Aussie Cross squad includes Buster Mottram and Benita Willis

IAAF reportsDistance icons Craig Mottram and Benita Willis will spearhead a team of 16 athletes selected to represent Australia at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain, on 20 March.

Mottram’s selection marks the first time the national 5000m record holder will line up for Australia at a world championships meet since placing...


Defending champ Wardian facing stiff competition at Miami Marathon

Running USA reportsOn Sunday, January 30, Michael Wardian is returning to Miami to defend his title at the 2011 ING Miami Marathon®, with plans to use the race as the kind of springboard that propelled him to seven marathon victories around the country last year."I won a bunch of marathons last year and it all started with a really good run in Miami," said Wardian, who also won the...


London 2012 - Stiff target for distance runners

UK Athletics have announced their first wave of qualification standards for the Games, focussing on the 10,000m, marathon, race walks and multi-sport events.No British male athlete appeared at the last World Championship marathon in Berlin and a stiff 'A' standard of two hours, 12 minutes has been set for London.Last year former steeplechaser Andrew Lemoncello topped the British men's rankings with a two hour, 13 minutes and 40 second personal best time in his Virgin London Marathon debut,...


KCB/AK meeting in Kipkelion: Chepkwony and Chepkurui thrive in Nanyuki

With the highest mountain in the country that gave Kenya her name providing the picturesque backdrop, rookie John Chepkwony and seasoned Lineth Chepkurui thrived at the Armed Forces Cross Country Championships on Saturday (22).For the watching World Cross legend that is Captain Paul Tergat, the occasion marked an emotional return to the course where he won the...


Antrim International IAAF Cross Country - Kigen repeats

Kigen had to overcome a strong challenge from his Kenyan compatriots and also testing weather conditions, with dense fog prevailing over the 9km course. His winning time was 26:07.Titus Mbishei, a silver medallist in the World Junior Cross Country Championships two years ago, took second spot in 26:13, with Jacob Cheshari (26:21) making it a 1-2-3 for Kenya.Kigen,...


Elgoibar XC - Komon and Moreira

Running in cold and cloudy conditions, Leonard Patrick Komon of Kenya grabbed a commanding victory at the ‘68th Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza’ on Sunday (23). Komon had a comfortable nine-second win over his fellow Kenyan Micah Kogo, the reigning Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist.On the women’s side Portugal’s current European 5000m bronze medallist Sara Moreira joined the illustrious list of past winners in Elgoibar getting the better of Spain’s Diana Martín.

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Korir, Kibii win third straight Carlsbad half marathons

With his third straight victory in the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half Marathon, Kenya’s Wesley Korir again took a step toward winning the Los Angeles Marathon.After all, following each of his first two Carlsbad wins, Korir likewise prevailed in the longer springtime Los Angeles race.Korir recorded his latest...


Mageean to shun glamour invitation as she focuses on Irish Indoors

Irish star Ciara Mageean (18) has turned down an invitation to race at the prestigious Millrose Games in Madison Square Gardens on this day week.Fresh from signing an unprecedented sponsorship deal with New Balance last week, the Portaferry teenager flew out to the USA yesterday to compete in her first major indoor race abroad.But she has decided not to take up the opportunity...


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In Pictures: 2011 Australian World Cross Country Trial @ Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra


Gelana set for Houston Marathon defence

IAAF reportsDefending Chevron Houston Marathon champion and course record holder Teshome Gelana will return to Houston to defend his 2010 title on Sunday 30 January.Last year, Gelana's time of 2:07:37 shaved 15 seconds off the previous course record set in 2009 by fellow Ethiopian Deriba Merga. A sold-out marathon field of 11,000 is expected on Sunday (30) for the...


Yokohama International Women's Marathon

Thanks to JRN for thisOn Jan. 24 Rikuren announced the domestic and overseas elite fields for the second running of the Yokohama International Women's Marathon, scheduled for Feb. 20. The domestic field of six includes 2009 World Championships marathon silver medalist Yoshimi Ozaki (Team Daiichi Seimei) and 2010 Nagoya International Women's Marathon 5th...


Kimbia is checking in with Carney

What would you call the main highlight of 2010 for you, either professionally or personally?There were no real “highlights” to 2010. 2010 was a year of trial and error for me. I tried different training techniques, including a stint with a different coach and training partners in Flagstaff, AZ, away from my home in Boulder, CO.What were some of...


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InStep Icebreaker Indoor Marathon no quick fix for Pettit running track

By Tom Held of the Journal SentinelDespite its impressive growth in three years, the InStep Icebreaker Indoor Marathon has not produced a quick fix for the rubberized running track inside the Pettit National Ice Center.At its conception in 2008, marathon organizers and Pettit officials had promoted the Icebreaker as a way to generate money to replace the track...


Antrim Cross - HAT-TRICK OF VICTORIES FOR PURDUE

Charlotte Purdue continued her current superb running form with another clear win over 5.6K at the McCain Antrim Cross Challenge on a foggy Greenmount course today. This gives her a hat-trick of victories in the McCain UK Cross Challenge Series following wins in Liverpool and Cardiff.Purdue (coach: Mick Woods) always appeared to be running with ease in the early stages of the race...


Andersson improves her own Swedish marathon record in Dubai

Isabellah Andersson reduced her own Swedish marathon record to 2.23.41 when she finished third at the Dubai Marathon on Friday.“This was obviously my best race ever,” said the 30-year-old distance runner, who picked up a cheque for $50,000.“I followed my plan and did not care about where I was going to finish at the start of the race, but concentrated on keeping at my own...


Healy pips Whelan in 60m at Woodie’s DIY AAI Games

The Woodie’s DIY AAI Indoor Games at Nenagh stadium today provided much needed competition for many athletes.Joan Healy (Bandon AC), winner of the national junior title at the same venue last week, was back in action in the 60m and faced strong competition from Niamh Whelan (Ferrybank AC). The result was another good win for the Cork woman in a time of 7.71, with Whelan second in...


HemAssist: A drug you'll never use, but you'll be hearing more about

A few weeks ago, as part of my Year in Review series, I gave the somewhat tongue-in-cheek award (though the repercussions were serious) for Drug of the Year to Methylhexanamine, a stimulant that was responsible for a slew of positive tests and sanctions.2011 is barely two weeks old, and already a new drug name is hitting the news in a big way, thanks to a...


Ebuya routed at Forces meeting

World Cross Country champion Joseph Ebuya failed to live up to his pre-race billing as favourite to win the 12km senior men’s race on Saturday, instead finishing in a humbling 23rd position during the Armed Forces cross country championships at Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki.Media attentionEbuya, who has been running cross country competitions in Europe...


Abeylegesse takes starring role in Marugame Half Marathon

VIA IAAFElvan Abeylegesse's eagerly-anticipated second outing over the 13.1Km distance will take centre stage at next month's Kagawa Marugame Half-Marathon.The IAAF Silver Label Road Race, slated for 6 February in Marugame-Shi, Japan, features another strong cast with Abeylegesse, Turkey's double Olympic silver medallist in 2008, looming large.Abeylegesse made an...


Bekele ruled out of the World Cross

For the third year in a row, world and Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele will miss the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.The Ethiopian, who has racked up a record 11 individual gold medals at the World Cross – as well as seven team titles – missed most of last year due to a calf injury. His one appearance came at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross in January,...


Watch the National Men's Ekiden Championships Online

by Brett LarnerThe 2011 National Interprefectural Men's Ekiden Championships take place Jan. 23 in Hiroshima. The race, which features teams made up of the best pro, university, high school and junior high school runners from each of Japan's 47 prefectures, will be broadcast live and commerical-free on NHK beginning at 12:15 p.m. Overseas viewers should be able to watch live online...


2010 Highlight: Simon Bairu

via Kimbia.netWhat would you call the main highlight of 2010 for you?My 2010 highlight was breaking the Canadian 10,000m record. I thought I was going to get it last year but the wheels came off in the last two miles of the race and I ended up running 27:50. This year I was much stronger and thus was able to finish strong. With the transition to the marathon, I knew 2010 would be my last...


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Olympic champ Wanjiru in car crash

By JOSEPH KANYI jkanyi@ke.nationmedia.com Olympic marathon gold medallist Samuel Wanjiru narrowly escaped death on Friday when he was involved in a road accident at Bahati trading centre along Bahati – Morop road.Area head of police Johnston Ipara said the 5.25pm accident occurred next to former President Moi’s farm when Wanjiru tried to avoid a pot...


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Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon - Kenya, Ethiopia runners win

by IAAF A torrid early pace put paid to a really fast time in Dubai on Friday morning, and after three consecutive victories for the most famous marathoner in the world, Haile Gebrselassie, it was the relatively unknown David Barmasai of Kenya who won today's Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, in 2.07.18.On a temperate morning for the Emirate, just 21C with low...


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Josh Cox named USATF Athlete of the Week

Cox won the marathon portion of the competition in 2 hours 17 minutes 32 seconds, which gave him a winning margin of 1:08 over runner-up Solomon Kandie of Kenya. Cox kept running after crossing the finish line, and didn’t stop until he completed 50 km in 2:43:45, which easily bettered his previous American record of 2:47:17 set in 2009 at the same event....


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Hamstring blow puts Yamauchi out of London

“I hope to return to my best as soon as I can. I wish everyone who competes on April 17 the best of luck.”Yamauchi was one of 15 women announced in the elite line-up with a marathon best of less than 2:25. She set her PB of 2:23:12 when finishing second to Germany’s Irina Mikitenko in 2009, a performance that appeared to herald a breakthrough for the former...


Will records tumble at Dubai Marathon?

A new starting line, record number of runners and an elite field but whether Haile Gebrselassie’s three-year-old record will be broken at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, is the million dollar question.The only person perhaps capable of breaking that record of 2 hours 03 minutes 59 seconds is Gebrselassie himself, but the 37-year-old Ethiopian...


Kiptanui chasing Dubai glory

He may be the race favourite but Kenyan youngster Eliud Kiptanui says he is under no pressure as he chases the biggest prize in distance running at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday morning.Still only 21, Kiptanui is already the 17th fastest man in marathon history despite having just two European marathons under his belt....


Course coordinator finds new ways to factor in Dubai's growth

Paul Hodgson, course co-ordinator of the Dubai Marathon has a tough task every year. Due to the rapid growth of Dubai, this year too, the Dubai Marathon starts from a new location, forcing him to design another route yet again."We had to change the start line to a different line as construction work is on near the start line of last...


Ebuya happy with world course at Punta Umbria

“I really liked it. I hope I can be here defend my world championship title. I love running in Spain for its weather, and I’m very happy with my results this season,” Ebuya said.“Punta Umbria 2011 is my goal. I know my rivals, I know I have to give my best. But I want to make people happy in Kenya again,” he said after...


Kiptanui out to prove critics wrong in Dubai

Champion Haile Gebrselassie’s absence at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will not water down the competition in Friday’s race.With first place (men and women) paying a quarter of Sh20 million there is no shortage of takers to follow the Ethiopian into the list of winners, if not the world record ranks.There are six athletes with sub-2:07 men, with another 10...


Countdown to marathon begins

Since the event was first staged with just over 1,800 runners in 2000, Dubai’s appetite for distance running and an interest in health and fitness has grown to such an extent that more than 14,000 runners are expected to descend on Dubai Media City for the big day.In all, more than 50,000 runners of all ages, abilities and nationalities have competed in either the marathon, the 10km...


Adidas set to be official outfitter of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2011

Marked in the global running calendar in January each year, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon attracts competitors from as far as Melbourne and Montreal, creating a truly international running event.With over 60 years of sporting heritage and running expertise, adidas will be providing all participants, marathon officials and volunteers with commemorative adidas apparel that has been...


Kenyan XC Champ Gideon Ngatuny to Debut at Tokyo Marathon

by Brett Larner2010 national champions Team Nissin Shokuhin have announced that the team's star, 2008 Kenyan XC national champion Gideon Ngatuny, will run his marathon debut at the Feb. 27 Tokyo Marathon. Ngatuny, who holds a half marathon best of 59:50 and a 10000 m best of 27:01.83, has in the last two years progressively moved up in distance, with wins at the 2008 and 2009...


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Fujita, Guta, Hunt, Njenga, Ramadhani Headline 60th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon (updated)

by Brett LarnerIn a special advance release, organizers of the 60th anniversary Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon scheduled for Feb. 6 briefly made the names of some of this year's elite field publicly available on Jan. 14. At the top of the foreign elite field are 2003 Beppu-Oita winner Samson Ramadhani (Tanzania) and the man who made last year's Beppu-Oita of international note...


Million-dollar-run ‘from the sea to the stars’

Daniel Komen, a living legend and the current world record holder at 3,000 metres and two miles, has achieved what no other man has on this globe, in the running world - being the only man alive to run two miles in under eight minutes.Yet, there was one race he wished he had ran: “I wanted to go on that journey. I wanted to run ‘from the Sea to the...


Kara Goucher to run NYC Half-Marathon

Top American marathoner Kara Goucher will run the NYC Half-Marathon in March in preparation for the Boston Marathon.Goucher is making her return to the marathon in Boston on April 18 after the birth of her first child in September. The 32-year-old runner raced for the first time last weekend at the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half-Marathon.Goucher ran her first marathon in New...


Local runner numbers a let-down for Dubai Marathon

The President of the UAE Athletics Federation has stated he is unhappy at the number of locals running in the Dubai Marathon.Ahmad Al Kamali said that although the marathon had received a huge response this year, with over 14,000 people signed up, he was unhappy with the number of local participants.Al Kamali said: “Emiratis registered for the...


Get your kicks - NEW BALANCE 1190 - SUMMER 2011

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K-Swiss - We Love LA Marathon

VIA runranrun.comOn Sunday, March 20th 2011, the LA Marathon starts for the 26th time. K-Swiss is one of the main spon­sors of the marathon and has pub­lished a con­test where the win­ner makes change to win an all-inclusive trip to Los Angeles. In addi­tion there is also a monthly Full LA Marathon Running Kit to be won con­sist­ing from body wear,...


World Cross medal hopefuls injured after caning

The fate of two of the country’s brightest junior women prospects at this year’s World Cross hangs in the balance after an alleged beating from their primary school teacher over refusal to forcefully repeat Standard Seven.Bydgoszcz fourth finisher, Faith Chepng’etich and bosom buddy, Naomi Chepng’eno who starred at the just concluded KCB/AK National Cross...


All eyes on Ebuya

Joseph Ebuya bagged the elusive World Cross senior men long course title last won a decade earlier by legend, Paul Tergat, in Poland last year to uphold a remarkable tradition.Five-time winners John Ngugi (86 to 89, 92) and Tergat (95 to 99) as well as double champion William Sigei (93 and 94) preceded the Turkana-born runner as individual men 12km gold medallists.Ebuya’s...


Blog Roll - Tom Payn

After last Tuesday where the track session was supposedly “easy” today was the time for the hard track session. Back in the UK a long track session would work out at about 10km, i.e. 10 x 1km. My session today was 4 x (2km, 1km, 800m) a total of 15,200m of hard running with the added difficulty of being at an altitude of 2400m. This was not going to be...


Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon - More experienced, Kiptanui looking for another fast time in Dubai

Pat Butcher (organisers) for the IAAFThe Marathon world came face to face with mortality recently, when Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement. That was soon rescinded. But after three consecutive (and rapid) victories in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, the old master leaves the ‘world’s richest Marathon’ this coming Friday (21) open to a posse...


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Blog Roll - Bryan Keane

Hi my name is Bryan and I’m addicted to running. It’s been 117days since my last run. Since I stopped running my life has been pretty hard. I’ve had some problems and issues – both mental and physical, but I am working through these with the help of some professional people. That is why I am here at this meeting today. To try and get better and admit...


Kirui will not defend title in Daegu

By Joseph Ngure"I have chosen not to defend my title in Korea this year. But I hope to wear the national colours in London next year where I am targeting the Olympic glory by winning a gold medal," added Kirui, presently training under Amos Korir.Asked what measures he is putting in place to achieve his vision, the father of two said he needed good training, commitment to his...


Ndereba says she is fit to bounce back

By JOB WERU"I got injured ahead of the Boston Marathon event and it made me pull out of the race. During that time, I had torn my muscle at the back of the hamstring," said Ndereba, the 2004 and 2008 Olympics Silver medalist.Last year, she said she participated in several events, but she noted she was not in her total performance. On September last year, the world class...


2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration to Open Tuesday, February 1

Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at www.chicagomarathon.com. The 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011, starting and finishing in Chicago's Grant Park. Registration will be open to the first 45,000 registered participants.The Bank of America Chicago...


Ethiopia's legend misses Dubai marathon

The worldwide reaction to Haile Gebrselassie retirement after he failed to clinch New York marathon prompted a reassessment. Only then did it sink in what it means to have punctured Gebrselassie's aura of invincibility. But batteries run out of juice. Though Gebrselassie soon rescinded his decision, his absence this Friday at the Standard Chartered...


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Charlie Spedding - From last to first

Markus Roessel for mzungo.orgI try to read every running book I can get my hands on. The last one was a special one. Originally it was released in 2009 but unfortunately i just got it a couple of weeks ago.Biographies or training books is what you usually find when searching for running related books. Charlie Spedding combines both genres in his very...


Abeylegesse vs. Fukushi vs. Chapple, Yuki Sato to Debut at Marugame Half

by Brett LarnerToday the 2011 Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon announced the elite field for this year's 65th running on Feb. 6. Organizers have set up an excellent women's race, with defending champion Nikki Chapple (Australia) facing the top half marathoner of 2010, Olympic track medalist Elvan Abeylegesse (Turkey) and national half marathon record holder Kayoko...


The Benefit Of A “Bad” Race

by Matt FitzgeraldPrior to last weekend, Kara Goucher had run three half marathons. Her times in those three races were 1:06:57, 1:08:30, and 1:08:05. On Sunday Kara ran her fourth half marathon, P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon, finishing in 1:14:02.Sounds like a bad race. But maybe not. If the only legitimate purpose of racing is to...


Cox breaks own US 50K record

Josh Cox won the Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday, then kept on going to smash his American record for 50 kilometers by 3 minutes, missing the world mark by just 7 seconds.Cox completed the 31.2 miles in 2 hours, 43 minutes, 45 seconds after finishing the marathon in 2:17:32 to beat Solomon Kandie of Kenya by 1:08."Seven seconds is hard to swallow," Cox said. "But I'm happy. The American record is nothing to hang your head about."Thompson Magwana of South Africa set the world record...


Sally Meyerhoff wins women's marathon title in her hometown

by Jeff Metcalfe "I was running relaxed for the first part and picked it up at the halfway mark," Meyerhoff said. "Just gradually I extended my lead more and more. I felt good, and I was glad I was kind of conservative the first half. It made the last half not hurt as bad."When I made that turn (into the finish), it was everything I thought it was going to be and more. It was so exciting all those...


2011 NDN HALF MARATHON: Gebre Belainesh wins women's race in record time

By ADAM FISHERThe 23-year-old Ethiopian wanted to run the race faster than any woman had in the previous 22 editions of the half marathon.Belainesh accomplished her goal with ease. The 2009 champion won the women's race in one hour, nine minutes and 57.6 seconds, beating the previous record (1:11:20) by more than a minute.“It's a good, fast course, so...


Assefa and Yal take down course records in Mumbai

Ram. Murali Krishnan for the IAAFBlessed with a favourable weather, Ethiopians Girma Assefa and Koren Yal dominated set new course and Indian All-Comers records at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Sunday (16). Assefa took the men's race in 2:09:54 while Yal clocked 2:26:56 at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.Assefa halts Kenyan men's dominationThe climate...


Komon defends, Cheruiyot edges Masai in Seville

Emeterio Valiente for the IAAFKenya’s Leonard Komon and Vivian Cheruiyot captured victories in convincing fashion at the 29th ‘Cross Internacional de Itálica’ – the fifth leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series - held Sunday (16).In doing so Komon, who turned 23 last Monday, retained his title from last year ahead of Mathew Kisorio, also...


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Keitany eyes London Marathon title

“I knew New York was going to be competitive. But I felt I was mature enough for a tough course like New York. That’s why we decided to train along these hilly terrain,” said Keitany, who does her long runs along the Sergoit hills in Keiyo North.She trains alongside her husband, Charles Koech, also a half-marathon runner.She says training with him...


Kenya Police Inter-Divisional Cross Country Championships - MUTAI AGAIN!

Mutai, the Rotterdam (2:04:55) and Berlin (2:05:10) marathon bridesmaid, duplicated his winning performance from last week at the closing KCB/AK National Cross Country Series meeting in Iten (8 Saturday) despite the fact he was facing a more superior field.New Commonwealth and African steeplechase champion, Richard Mateelong and World 10,000m bronze winner, Moses...


Geoffrey Mutai: “I want to make the Kenya team and go on to win a medal for the country!"

By CHRIS MUSUMBA Against strong field which included Sammy Kitwara, Levy Matebo, Titus Mbishei, Vincent Yator, Josephat Bett and Gideon Ngatunyi, Mutai ran well to triumph in 37:26.0, edging out Philemon Rono in 37:51.6 while Lucas Rotich was third in 37:55.0.“I want to make the Kenya team and go on to win a medal for the country. I have no problems running...


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Kogo, Chepkurui win Nandi road race

By JONATHAN KOMENLittle-known Julius Kogo and Georgina Chepkurui on Sunday easily won the 6th Re-discover Nandi National Social Security Fund 10km road race in Kapsabet.Kogo, who finished fourth at the 2010 Boston Half Marathon, broke away with his training mates Nelphat Sirma and Gilbert Kipkosgei at five-kilometre mark and blasting to victory in an...


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Goucher at Arizona Half

One of the top U.S. marathon hopefuls for the 2012 London Olympics, Kara Goucher will make her return to road racing at the 8th P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon on Sunday, January 16. The 2007 World Championships bronze medalist, who will run the half-marathon here, has not raced competitively since the World Championships in August of 2009, taking off...


Mumbai Marathon Mania

IAAF reportsThe Mumbai Marathon has now become one of the major annual festivals of India’s financial capital. Each January the people of Mumbai gather to support the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon which is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.With cool weather prevailing over most of this part of the country, course records are expected to go down on the Sunday...


Sevilla cross classic looking sharp

IAAF reportsThe ‘29th Cross Internacional de Itálica’ which will be held in Santiponce (Seville) on Sunday (16) will arguably offer one of the most remarkable line-ups so far this season.The race is the fifth of the twelve IAAF Cross Country Permit Meetings of the 2010/2011 series held in the lead up to the 39th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta...


Dope research targets Kenyans

Daily Nation reportsA University of Stirling expert in doping in sport will investigate the prevalence or otherwise of performance enhancing drugs amongst Kenya’s elite runners.The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) selected Dr Paul Dimeo, author of the critically acclaimed A History of Drug Use in Sport, to carry out a two-year project entitled Doping...


Sally Meyerhoff takes unusual path towards OT 2012

AZCentral reportsSally Meyerhoff is one of the top 10, maybe 15 women's marathoners in the United States.She's a year out from trying to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and to that end will run in her hometown P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon on Sunday. Even in the lead-up to the Olympic Trials - Jan. 14, 2012, in Houston - Meyerhoff...


Beppu Oita preview

JRN reportsIn a special advance release, organizers of the 60th anniversary Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon scheduled for Feb. 6 briefly made the names of some of this year's elite field publicly available on Jan. 14. At the top of the foreign elite field are 2003 Beppu-Oita winner Samson Ramadhani (Tanzania) and the man who made last year's Beppu-Oita of...


The fraud of Power Bracelets

by The Science of SportsLast week a big debate started up on the Power Balance bracelets, whose holographic technology is supposed to "work with your body's natural energy field", "resonating and responding to the natural energy field" to improve balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. Too good to be true? Apparently, yes, because in the last week, the fraudulent advertising claims made...


Peachtree introduces lottery

The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race which takes place every year on the Fourth of July, announced that it will use an online lottery system for entry into the 2011 event, and that it will be increasing the event’s capacity for the first time since 1998 from 55,000 to 60,000 participants. With the online...


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MzungoMile Altoetting: burying the old year in style

There are few better ways to end the old year than with a MzungoMile. At least that's what Falko and the lads in Altoetting thought.The by now oh-so-well known icy and cold conditions asked for warm drinks at the finish. MzungoMile Altoetting CEO Falko did not disappoint and offered free tea and coffee at the finish in addition to a funky and luxurious...


Ritz runs London

IAAF reportsDathan Ritzenhein will return to the scene of his fastest Marathon performance when he runs the 2011 Virgin London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 17 April.A three-times US cross country champion, ‘Ritz’ is one of seven Americans added to an elite men’s field described as one of the best ever seen in the 30-year history of the race.Ritzenhein joins...


Ebuya dominates 57th Cross Internacional Zornotza

IAAF reportsKenya’s reigning World Cross Country champion Joseph Ebuya and his countrywoman Pauline Korikwiang captured the victories at the ‘57th Cross Internacional Zornotza’ on Sunday (9). On a rainy but not particularly cold day (temperature 10ºC), the 23-year-old Ebuya managed an overwhelming advantage of no less than 40 seconds over Vincent Chepkok,...


Kenya: double selection at Feb 19 trials

DailyNation reportsNext month’s athletics trials will be used to pick teams for the inaugural Africa cross country championship and the World Cross Country Championship, Athletics Kenya secretary-general David Okeyo said on Monday.The trials will be held on February 19 at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi and Okeyo said the Kenya needs to make a strong statement...


Hall at Houston Half

"With the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials (in Houston) just a year away now, I am excited to return to a very special place for me to check out the course that all U.S. marathoners will be racing on in an effort to make the Olympic team." Picture courtesy of letsrun.com.

Blog Roll: Tom Payne

It's race day and we get a bit of a lie in, up at 7a.m. Feeling slightly nervous about the race, probably because it's a bit of an unknown. From what I understand the Senior Mens 12km race should start at 10a.m. We leave camp at 8.45a.m. And jog down to the course (only about 800m away). When we arrive the junior women’s race has...


Blo Roll: Jeff Hunt

The New Year always brings new opportunities, and hopefully 2011 is no different. I am currently at Falls Creek, halfway through a four week stint of altitude training, ahead of my return to Japan for the 2011 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon.It’s been great training here at Falls, just like every year. With such a large contingent in attendance, it means there is always someone...


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Mo Farah heads for Albuquerque following win in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross-Country

The Telegraph reportsThe 27 year-old flies to the United States tomorrow to link up with Alberto Salazar, the Cuban-born American marathon luminary who now coaches the likes of Galen Rupp, runner-up behind Farah yesterday, Dathan Ritzenhein and Kara Goucher.Radcliffe has also worked with Salazar and is set to join Farah in Albuquerque in the forthcoming weeks in...


Subic International Marathon

Frederick Mongiro ruled the 42k event in the third Subic International Marathon as the Kenyans continued their domination of the event at the Remy Field inside the SBMA for the third straight year yesterday.Mongiro turned in a clocking of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 57 seconds in topping the centerpiece event also won by fellow Kenyans Nelson Kirwa Rotich and Vincent...


Mississippi Marathon

KBC reportsPeter Kemboi of Kenya won the fourth Mississippi Blues Marathon on Saturday, edging fellow Kenyan Mark Chepses by four seconds.Kemboi, 36, took the lead at the 24-mile mark and was timed in 2 hours, 19 minutes, 47 seconds - about a minute off the course record.Chepses finished in 2:19:51 over the hilly, challenging course that started and finished in downtown...


39th Egmond Half Marathon

The Ethiopian Ayele Abshere has won the 39th edition of the PWN Egmond Half Marathon in 1,02,23: the fourth fastest time ever run in Egmond. Second was the Kenyan Wilfred Kirwa (1,02,53) and the Ethiopian Abebe Dinkesa finished in third place (1,03,53). The First Dutch man was...


Peter Snell compares NZ program to "pathetic US middle distance running"

NZ Herald reportsOlympic great Sir Peter Snell says he is not sure the Sparc-led high performance system in New Zealand sport is the right way to go.Sir Peter, speaking from his home in Texas, said the furore over the axing of canoeing coaches (and New Zealand's most prolific Olympic gold medallists) Ian Ferguson and Paul...


mzungo.org road call - KCB cross country race, Iten, Kenya - Junior Women


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Pasadena Marathon moves date

Pasadena Star News reportsIn its short three-year history - marked by fires, torrential rain, last-minute postponements and date changes - the Pasadena Marathon has staged more dramas than the Pasadena Playhouse.True to form, the Feb. 20 date announced for the third marathon has just been changed to May 15, in a new deal worked out with the city.But Israel Estrada, the Pasadena...


Power balance: "We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims"

Science of Sports reportsThe truth is, if you're reading this site, and do so regularly, then the above statement will come as no surprise. It shouldn't, given what history has shown us about companies that make such claims about products ranging from supplements to holographic stickers.What is different is that the above quote comes directly from Power...


Blog Roll: Shannon Rowbury

Shannon blogs on BayAreaTrackClubI walked into a coffee shop after training the other day and I found myself searching for some sort of carb that wasn’t a cookie and wasn’t full of gluten. As a runner, carbs are a diet essential, but if you are gluten averse, it can be hard to find quick carb snacks that aren’t full of junk. As I scanned the...


Miami Marathon Jan. 30

Entries for the 2011 ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon®, which will be held January 30 through the streets of downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove, are trending 18% higher than in 2010 and the race could top the 20,000 runner mark for the first time in its eight-year history.More than 16,000 runners have registered with just under four weeks to go to race day. The deadline...


Tereza Njeri wants to divorce Sammy Wanjiru

This one time, mzungo.org enters the world of yellow press given that Sammy is the talk of the town in Iten and Eldoret right now. Jambo, jambo!Olympic champion Samwel Wanjiru’s wife Tereza Njeri on Tuesday said she wants a divorce. Daily Nation reports.

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mzungo.org road call - Looping

Markus Roessel, Iten, Kenya, 05.01.2011I suppose there are millions of kids around the world who have the same dream: joining your favourite football team for an ordinary session on their training ground. Being just another guy in the team you support. Getting a pass from Ryan Giggs on...


Gerry Lindgren: 350 miles a week as a track racer

During one period at college, in late summer of 67, Gerry Lindgren decided to outdo himself. He said that a physiologist at school warned him against running more tan 90 miles a week or risk breaking down. "I wanted to prove him wrong," said Lindgren. He proceeded to run 50 miles a day, 350 miles a...


Kenyans flex muscles as new season begins to take shape

Daily Nation reportsThere isn’t much in long distance running that will ruffle Linet Masai’s feathers, but with three unsuccessful bids to win a senior gold medal in cross country, the World 10,000m champion hopes lady luck will smile on her this year.But her promotion to the senior cadre has not been glorious.On three occasions, she has only felt...


Ritzenhein withdraws from international event because of injury

MLive.com reportsDathan Ritzenhein endured an injury during his holiday vacation that was unlike any he had experienced recently -- the kind that doesn’t significantly set him back.The former Rockford and University of Colorado cross country star was training at Central Michigan University last week when he strained tendons in his left ankle.Ritzenhein, who had a 2010 filled with...


Waseda Over Toyo as Both Break Hakone Ekiden Course Record

JRN reportsThey were the two best university teams ever assembled and they ran like it. After two-time defending Hakone Ekiden champion Toyo University and 2010 National University Ekiden champion Waseda University both broke the Day One Hakone course record, Waseda hammered Toyo on the first two stages of Day Two to retake the lead and then held on to...


The Ragnar Relay Series is expanding to fifteen races in 2011

The Ragnar Relay Series presented by NordicTrack is expanding to fifteen races in 2011, adding four more races to the schedule from this year. New races for 2011 include Florida Keys, Chicago, Napa Valley and Pennsylvania.Ragnar Relay is the nation's top provider of overnight relay races, which is currently one of the fastest growing running categories. The...


Wanjiru and wife reconcile after death threat charge

by David Macharia for DailyNationThe Olympic marathon champion Samuel Kamau Wanjiru and his wife Tereza Njeri have reconciled a day after their marital differences exploded into alleged death threats.The two separately said family members from both sides intervened to reconcile the marathoner and the mother of his two children.Wanjiru, who was at a...


Tune and Geb win in Angola

Haile Gebrselassie and Dire Tune lead Ethiopia to victory in both men and women’s categories of the 55th edition of Saint Sylvester yearend race here.Defending champion Haile, representing Kabuscorp do Palanca of Luanda, finished first in 28:04, followed by Josphat Menjou of Kenya (28:34) and 15-years-old Ethiopian Bonsa Diba Direba (28:37).In the...


Blog Roll: Joe Mac aka 100 sub 5's in 100 days

I have to say, as hard as I have worked in the last month, the streak is over at 28 days. I am not going to sugar coat it or make you wonder in this post--on day 29 I awoke to two feet of snow and well, just couldn't get it in (That's what she said!) In all seriousness, it was a very difficult task but you can not account for everything. I actually awoke...


Meanwhile at St.Patrick´s High School, Iten...

...Wilson K. all the way! 


Kipchumba wins Xiamen (China) in 2:08

IAAF reportsOn a crisp and windy morning, Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba won the Xiamen International Marathon today (2) – an IAAF Gold Label Road Race – in 2:08:07, breaking the course record.It was also a personal best for the 26-year-old Kenyan, who improved upon his 2:09:54 set in Rotterdam in 2009.“The wind was very strong so I tried my best to push,” said...


SILVESTER ROUND UP!

MADRIDEritrea’s Zersenay Tadese (28:27) and Portugal’s Jessica Augusto (31:59) clinched respective victories at the 46th ‘San Silvestre Vallecana’ - an IAAF Silver Label Road Race - held in the Spanish capital on New Year’s Eve (31).READ ON HERESAO PAOLORunning in warm and pleasant conditions, Brazilian Marílson...


Florence Kiplagat is...

...proudly Kenyan!


Meanwhile in Iten/Kenya...

...Mzungo Markus is trying to get a grip on the red dirt.


Wanjiru charged over threat to wife's life

By JAMES KARIUKI for Daily NationOlympic marathon gold medallist Samuel Wanjiru was on Thursday charged with threatening to kill his wife, Tereza Njeri, with an illegal firearm.The marathon champion was also charged with threatening to kill their househelp, Nancy Njoki, and wounding a security guard, Mr William Masinde.Wanjiru denied the charges in a Nyahururu court and was released...


One for ze Germans: Dieter Hogen interview

Larissa Kleinmann fuer Leichtathletik.deDieter Hogen erlangte als Trainer der mehrfachen Boston- und Berlin Marathon-Siegerin Uta Pippig in den Neunziger Jahren internationale Anerkennung. Er selbst wuchs als Mittelstreckentalent in der ehemaligen DDR heran, bis er im Alter von nur 20 Jahren aus gesundheitlichen Gründen den Leistungssport aufgeben musste. Seit Mitte der Neunziger trainiert...


Meanwhile at Kent Ave/NYC...

...the bike path is groomed post blizzard.I wish everyone open roads in 2011!(picture courtesy of Ethan Herschfeld)


Get your kicks: New Balance


Blog Roll: Sage Canaday

by Sage Canaday on FlotrackAs runners we are minorities. As competitive athletes training together in order to actually race fast and/or improve our team we sometimes alienate ourselves from the masses that just can’t relate: “What! You’re already skinny and you run 10-20 miles a day?” “You aren’t just running to lose weight or ‘finish’ a marathon?” The average...


Meanwhile in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland...

 ...Kevin English executing this "natural running" thing at the Waterhouse Byrne Baird Shield!


Shoe4Africa to help feed Turkana poor

By NATION CorrespondentAfter organising the annual Shoe4Africa women’s road race in Iten last Friday, Toby Tanser, founder of the sports charity Shoe4Africa, leads his team to Turkana on another charity mission on Tuesday.The team will hand out food and other supplies to underprivileged families in Turkana.On Monday, Tanser also said plans are underway...


IAAF Re-View

VIA iaaf.orgBy the end of December, 124 athletes covered the distance in under 2:10. In 2009 there were 103 runners under that barrier, 86 in 2008 and only 70 in 2007, so the growth in the event has been phenomenal lately. One fair point in this event is that thanks for this rise in the standard goes to two countries. In 2010 the top 18 in this event come only from...


Blog Roll - Justin Marcus

Misunderstanding QuittingIn a recently written article in the Sacramento Bee, Gina Kim writes: “…recreational runners are different. They’ve pulled on their shoes, donned anti-chafing balm and pounded on road after road over and over again for months, carving out time away from work, family and friends. Quitting is simply not an option.”The article is heralding the...


Boilermaker will cap at 13,000

The Boilermaker Road Race just got a little smaller. Utica OD reports.The 15-kilometer Boilermaker, the Mohawk Valley's signature athletic and social event, has imposed a cap on registrations, and will accept 13,000 entrants when it is run for the 34th time Sunday, July 10.This year, the Boilermaker hit all-time highs in entrants, with 13,108, as well as finishers, with 11,525....


Blog Roll: Chris Chavez

By Chris Chavez for Bay Area Track ClubIn October of this year I competed in the Chicago marathon. Chicago is one of the most competitive marathons in the world and I chose it as my first because of the deep field, incredible history, and fast course. I went to Chicago with the goal of running a 2:15 marathon and finishing in the top 20 in one of...


Get your kicks: Nike Lunar Spider LT 2011 colorway


It's hot down under: Mt. Maunganui uphill race

Kelly Exelby of BayOfPlentyTimes reports"A year older, a year wiser" was the battle cry as Mt Maunganui's King and Queen of the Mountain threw up two new winners on Boxing Day.For Galatea dairy farmer Sjors Corporaal the judicious consumption of food and beverage on Christmas Day paid dividends as he trumped four-time champion Iain MacDonald in the grind to...


Sky racing 2011

The second European Skyrunning Championships will feature a SkyRace® in Switzerland and a Vertical Kilometer® in Spain with individual, combined and team titles at stake. ISF European member nations eligible for ranking are: Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Greece, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.The first event on June 12 welcomes back an...


Blog Roll: Craig Huffer

Hello AustraliaI thought I would give everyone an update seeing though it’s been a while since Australia has seen or heard from me. Believe it or not I have turned into a grizzly... an Adams State Grizzly. Adams State College is in Alamosa, Colorado, USA. Most people are probably thinking like where, what, why would you go there? In this blog I will try and answer a few of the questions that I have...


Blog Roll: Jeff Hunt

"When I look back on 2010, overall, I see a successful year. It is a year that could have been much better, but it still wasn’t too bad. Through some ups and downs, I have learnt a few lessons that will put me in good stead for what 2011 will bring."READ ON HERE at Runner's Tribe

The comfort zone

by Mario Fraioli for CompetitorThis week I retreated to the winter wonderland of Worcester, Massachusetts for some uninterrupted training in anticipation of my much ballyhooed battle with Kara Goucher on January 16 at the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon.So what brings me to Worcester, you might be wondering? No, I’m not here because it’s the...


Eat this NYC: 64,332 runners expected at Xiamen Marathon

WOX News reports64,332 runners from more than 40 countries and regions have registered to compete in the 2011 Xiamen International Marathon on Jan 2nd and the full marathon has set a record high of 13,949 runners, according to the organizing committee of the 2011 Xiamen International Marathon on Sunday.The number of participants of the Wheel Chair Marathon and the Roller Skating Marathon...


Renowned marathoner Jones keeping pace on local trails

Jon Sinclair for The ColoradoanKim Jones, now in her early 50s, was one of the most dominant marathoners in U.S. history with an average place of fourth in a career of 25 professional marathons, a 2:26:40 marathon best and numerous second place finishes in Boston, New York and Chicago, she's now happily living...


Blog Roll: Lauren Fleshman

My resume outside of sport wouldn’t prepare me much for the real world (In-N-Out burger was my last corporate job back in high school). And after seven+ years of running professionally, there are a lot of specific business skills I’ve missed out on. If I were to try to get a job right now, (thanks to Nike, I don’t,) I’d probably have to start out sticking nutrition labels...


Team Minnesota at NYC's New Year's Eve Midnight Run

Team USA Minnesota's Jason Lehmkuhle and Kristen Nicolini will be among the professional field at the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in New York City on New Year's Eve. The 4-mile run, which has been held since 1978 in Central Park, starts at midnight on Dec. 31 to welcome in the new year. A 17-minute fireworks show will be part of the festivities.The husband and wife duo will be...


Intervals on icy roads? Time to get creative.

Not everybody is spoiled with an indoor track.


MzungoMile Foehr/Germany

Mzungo Milers enjoyed beautiful winter weather coupled with gutsy North Easterlies on Germany's North Sea Island Foehr. The race director decided to change race direction to avoid a full-on headwind course that was otherwise flat but with packed snow.The pack, crippled by tough conditions that made travelling impossible for some contenders, was lead by...


Get your kicks: Nike Lunaracer 1 is back

I know we should be on a Christmas break but breaking news even break Christmas breaks. We've all heard the rumors but now it's a fact: the Nike Lunaracer 1 is back!Thank you Nike!

Krismasi Njema!

We wish all mzungo.org reader's a Happy Christmas and decent enough training during the festive season.mzungo.org will be back in full function after a short christmas break.Asante sana for your support.Stay mzungo!

The Saga Of Brian Sheriff – Part Two

via presmustache.com”The entire deal was offered to me by Mazda through him. Everything I asked for came after Glenn and Mark Bossardet's input - get nothing less than 100,000 US per year, get a job in the US guaranteed for after the contract, get Mazda team to wear Reebok equipment, and you continue to be on the Reebok team (which was all agreed to on paper)”, Brian says. So, he would seemingly have some allies...


Kenyans arrive for Sunday marathon

via indiatimes.comRobinson Kwemoi of Kenya lost all his belongings while running the Bangalore Marathon on December 12. He begged and reached Goa to win the marathon there on December 19 and take home the winner's purse of Rs 60,000. Now Robinson is in Ahmedabad and is eyeing the top prize of $12,000 of the Sabarmati Marathon, 2010 on Sunday. READ FULL STORY HERE

Blog Roll - Kara Goucher

Why? Two reasons. First, running the Boston Marathon was the most amazing and unforgettable experience I’ve ever had as a runner. And that’s really saying something, because I’ve had a lot of incredible experiences in running! I love how Boston manages to be a very big deal while maintaining an intimate feel at the same time. I love the history and tradition, and...


No words needed - Steve Jones Style!


Cash galore at Shoe4Africa race

By JONATHAN KOMEN There will be prizes for top two finishers – $500 (Sh40,000) for the first athlete who has not competed outside Kenya and $500 also for the first international athlete. The second finisher gets $300 (Sh24,000) with the awards trickling down to the 12th place ($100 or Sh8,000). All entrants will get T-shirts, and running shoes will be raffled after the run is...


Donahue, Davila, Curtis, Lehmkuhle set to race through Central Park under the fireworks at midnight

In addition to the great activities that are planned throughout the night, a strong professional athlete field will race for a prize purse of $2000, including $500 apiece to the male and female winners. Defending champion and Olympian Erin Donahue will be up against Desiree Davila, the fastest female U.S. marathoner of 2010. In the men's field, Bobby Curtis and...


The Saga Of Brian Sheriff - Part One

VIA presmustache.com"Yes sir, I am still in Hiroshima. It is impossible for me to leave - I came out here with a contract that was impossible to re-write - TAC/IAAF Trust Fund Contract for Corporate Endorsement of Athletes. The contract was the only type available for me to enter Japan."READ FULL STORY HERE

Study Suggests Less Fluid Intake May Improve Performance for Marathoners

By Kathleen Doheny"Drinking either more or less than to thirst impairs exercise performance," he tells WebMD in an email. "Drinking more can be fatal, as has occurred to a number of U.S. female marathon runners and soldiers."READ FULL STORY HERE

Eugene Goldwasser, Biochemist Behind an Anemia Drug, Dies at 88

By ANDREW POLLACKAmgen patented the Epo gene, barely beating out another company, and through litigation has preserved its monopoly for more than 20 years.Some companies wanting to sell their own versions of Epo have complained that by choosing to work only with Amgen, Dr. Goldwasser, whose research was financed by the National Institutes of Health, had essentially...


3D ATHLETICS TRACK

via architizer.comDesigning an athletic track could get you as bored as when you are runnig on it: curve, straight, curve, straight, again and again… Perfectly standardized, sport architecture has become more universal than international style.Track length of 400 m, 36.5 m radious. 1.22 m each lane….just data, without any fissure to let your imagination soar. We have added to the conventional track an alternative one, amateur and funny, raised and tree-dimensional. It goes off on a...


Registration for the BERLIN-MARATHON 2011 has reached 20.000

For the next wave, the registration fee is 80 Euros (up to 25,000), and thereafter it is 100 Euros. The mark of 20.000 registrations for the BERLIN-MARATHON on September 25, 2011, has been reached by Tuesday, December 21st. At 10 a.m. 20,345 runners had registered. This means there are less than 5.000 spots left in the second wave (until 25.000). Registration started on October 18th...


Young guns go the distance in Melbourne

“The aim of the camp was to get all our talented younger distance runners together and for them to have a good time while learning from external presenters and also our older, more experienced athletes who acted as mentors in an informal environment,” Jamieson said.“We wanted to provide the athletes with some knowledge they possibly hadn’t heard before to help them to reach...


Two-time National Champion Andrew Carlson Rejoins Team USA Minnesota

VIA teamusaminnesota.org"Andrew is a talented runner and good teammate for our other runners," said Coach Dennis Barker. "I look forward to working with him again." The Team USA Minnesota men's team now includes Carlson, Antonio Vega, Jason Lehmkuhle, Josh Moen, Chris Rombough and Matt Gabrielson.Carlson, who was a three-time All American at the University of Minnesota, graduated...


Another landmark for Rudisha

By EDWIN NYARANGIDavid Lekuta Rudisha, crowned his glorious year by walking down the aisle with his long time girlfriend Elizabeth Naanyu in Kilgoris over the weekend.By getting married to Liz, IAAF World Athlete of the Year Rudisha became a “total man and a champion” according to Maasai culture.The couple tied the knot at the Trans Mara West District...


Chepkwony wins in Brussels

By FP REPORTER Frankfurt Marathon course record holder, Caroline Chepkwony, continued her stellar form on the cross country circuit when she bagged the women’s title at Sunday’s Belgium XC Permit meet in Brussels.READ FULL STORY HERE

The Distance Of Truth movie

via runranrun.comThe Distance of Truth is a doc­u­men­tary about the Canadian run­ner Ferg Hawke, in which we fol­low him in his preper­a­tion for the 135 miles Badwater Ultramarathon! This ultra­ma­rathon goes through the beau­ti­ful yet bru­tal Death Valley. The sub­ti­tle of the film sais it all: “You Run Long Enough … Something’s Bound To Happen”.

New Balance running shoes numbering system

VIA RUNRANRUN.com New Balance does not use names (like Nike for instance) but num­bers to indi­cate their mod­els. Where the 926 used to fol­low up the 925 and this numer­i­cal struc­ture was applied to all new shoes. Nowadays the clear­ity in this sys­tem seems to be lost. For instance, the suc­ces­sor to the New Balance 1064 is the New Balance...


FARAH TO LEAD GB IN EDINBURGH

via sportinglife.comFarah, who is currently training at the UKA/London Marathon altitude training camp in Iten, Kenya, said: "I've enjoyed a lot of success in 2010, particularly on the track, and I want to build on that next year. READ FULL STORY HERE

Gebrselassie to run Vienna half marathon

VIA monstersandcritics.com'We managed to convince him of our city, our event and our concept,' the APA news agency quoted organizer Wolfgang Konrad as saying. READ FULL STORY HERE


Tanser’s desire to build Eldoret hospital stays alive

By JONATHAN KOMEN for DailyNationHe stood on the sidelines of the Indian Ocean bleeding profusely as he writhed in pain after two robbers attacked him and made away with his running shoes.Despite the grievous harm he sustained from the attack, Toby Tanser, an American writer and athlete, returned to his motherland and made a life-changing decision.And...


Fallout from a Doper's Confession: Threats

By John Brant for Runner's WorldRaymer told me that Shvetsov stocked EPO in the refrigerator behind the milk and orange juice, and that Shvetsov had offered to sell him EPO on several occasions.“Leonid is a big, menacing guy,” Raymer said. “I almost wanted to buy some EPO from him just to get him off my back.”MUST READ FULL STORY HERE

Boston Marathon to change qualifying & registration process

by Ben HaberAnd there it is, clearly stated. The 2012 Boston Marathon will have:* Tougher qualifying standards (expect times to tighten by 0-10 minutes)* A slightly increased field size (the B.A.A. has been asking cities and towns if they can accommodate an additional 3,000 runners)* A shorter qualifying window (expect this to shorten by a couple months so that qualifying times are good for just one Boston Marathon)* A new registration start date (this could result in a later date, moving...


McGillivray: BAA will make adjustments

By Shira Springer“You’ve got to be good with the computer these days,’’ said Rodgers. “I’m not. If I was a qualifier, I would lose out.’’READ FULL STORY HERE


No sprinting as Rudisha leads Naanyu down the aisle

By LEONARD KORIRSong and dance rent the air as Naanyu was escorted from her father’s home to a nearby tent where Rudisha was anxiously waiting.READ FULL STORY HERE


Kisorio wards off challenge to win Nyahururu

By David Macharia dmacharia@ke.nationmedia.comThe crowd at Kwa Nguku grounds stood still as the two engaged in a neck-and-neck sprint to the tape before Kisorio carried the day by a split second to shatter Kibet’s chance of assuming the top position among the male front runners in the hunt for the jackpot share.First competitive race of seasonKisorio,...


Haile Gebrselassie - Walk With Giants


Gebrselassie: I couldn't quit after disappointment

"They asked me not to stop in this way, saying that it should be after doing something good. They didn’t oppose my retirement, but the way in which I stopped."READ FULL STORY HERE


Top Class Run from Fionnuala Britton in Brussels

VIA athleticsireland.ie“I suppose I was even more determined today, but to be honest from the halfway point I did not see either Augusto or Felix and I was concentrating in keeping with the Kenyan.“I was still with her with a half a mile or so to go, but then just got away from me in the end. I do feel a little better now and it’s a good end to the year for...


Wanamaker Mile - Lagat back again!

In 2010, American middle-distance ace Bernard Lagat had to beat the Olympic gold medalist in order to win his record eighth Wanamaker Mile, surpassing Eamonn Coghlan as the “Chairman of the Boards” at Millrose.In 2010, American middle-distance ace Bernard Lagat had to beat the Olympic gold medalist in order to win his record eighth Wanamaker Mile, surpassing Eamonn Coghlan as...


Get your kicks: Saucony Hattori

For Fall 2011 Saucony looks to build on the success of their minimal lineup of shoes, lead by the Kinvara, with the introduction of the Hattori. The Hattori will be the most minimal shoe in the Saucony line and one that has its target squarely set on grabbing market share from various smaller shoe brands that have their own ideas on what constitutes a minimal shoe.The new Hattori is a zero...


Get your kicks: Nike Streak XC3?


Basking in a Workout’s Long, Mysterious Afterglow

NYT reportsIt’s a cold day and you have just finished a grueling session at the gym, sweating away on an elliptical cross-trainer. Or you had a tough workout in the swimming pool. Or in a spin class. Or you just finished a hard run or a long, fast bicycle ride.Now you’ve showered and changed your clothes. You are no longer sweating, but you still...


Osaka Announces 2011 Elite Women's Field

by Brett Larner of JRNOn Dec. 20 the organizers of the Osaka International Women's Marathon announced the field for the 2011 edition. Celebrating the event's 30th anniversary with a new, faster course eliminating the famous hilly, twisting section through Osaka Castle and with the addition of female pacemakers, the field features a competitive...


Kenyans looking to run strong in 2011

"Breaking the world record is what I’m aiming for next season. This year, I had problems with injuries, but I thank God I was able to win in Chicago and retain my World Marathon Majors title."Samuel Wanjiru"I’m planning on doing one spring marathon (April), but I have not confirmed which one yet. I am praying to be in good shape for Daegu. Overall,...


Ryan Hall: Woodlands lands marathon

By DALE ROBERTSONThe Woodlands appears to be getting its own marathon again, and no less of a luminary than American half-marathon record holder Ryan Hall will be part of the announcement at 1:30 p.m. today at Central Park in Market Street as organizers reveal the date and other details.Hall and his wife, Sara, also a professional runner, have a foundation that’s said to...


Alberto Salazar about coaching

Alberto Salazar about coaching, confindence, disappointments and choices. How important is confidence? Salazar was an athlete himself with a lot of confidence. 'You need to believe in what you are doing and not be scared to say it. If you're scared to say it, then perhaps you aren't too confindent' How does Salazar think about mental coaching? 'The majority of athletes will get within 1-2 months a great improvement in their performance by working with a sportpsychologist.'Alberto Salazar...


Marathon great Haile Gebrselassie signs on to promote Johnnie Walker whiskey

by Kimberly BoginMarathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie just signed a one-year advertising contract worth $100,000 with Johnnie Walker whiskey.Gebrselassie announced that he will join Johnnie Walker's "Walk with Giants" campaign. The ads celebrate the achievements of great athletes around the globe. Gebrselassie is the only African featured in the commercials.The advertisement, which lasts just over a minute,...


In Pictures: Team USA's First Houston Marathon Tempo Run

All pictures by Team USA Arizonas

SF Marathon on July 31 giving free entry and limited accom to subelites

The 2011 San Francisco Marathon® (and Second Half Marathon) invite athletes to inquire about participation in the event. The prize money purse is not yet determined.The race will distribute complimentary entries based on demonstrated past performance. In addition, limited hotel accommodations are offered. Invited athletes receive a seeded starting line position.Elite bib...


Lebid and Chepkwony supreme winners in snowy Brussels

Brussels, Belgium – Ivo Hendrix for the IAAFFor the second time in a row the IAAF Cross Country Permit in Brussels suffered from a heavy snowfall and very wintry weather conditions. In a true test of stamina and character Ukrainian Sergiy Lebid in the men’s race and Kenyan Caroline Chepkwony in the women’s race required an ultimate effort to take victory.MEN...


Paula Redcliffe's reminder

By John Wragg for the ExpressPAULA RADCLIFFE accepts the country has forgotten about her after a year off, but the plan to remind people at the London Olympics is still in place.But it is a different plan. Radcliffe, 37 last week, is taking it much easier after the birth of her son Raphael than she did after the birth of daughter Isla.She was back...


Xiamen Intl. Marathon on January 2

According to the Xiamen Sports Bureau, the list of specially invited runners of 2011 Xiamen International Marathon has been confirmed. 27 international top marathon runners will be invited to compete in the 2011 Xiamen International Marathon, a record number in the history of this event.Among the 27 international top runners, 11 of them come from Ethiopia, 7 come from...


Tenmaya team wins Japanese Corp Women’s Ekiden Champs

Ken Nakamura reports for the IAAF The Tenmaya, department store based in Okayama, Japan, the home town of Hitomi Kinue and Yuko Arimori, both Olympic silver medallists, won the 30th annual JPN Corporate team Women’s Ekiden Championships in Gifu on Sunday Dec 19. It was their first victory for Tenmaya, who finished second last year, at what essentially is the...


More Coolsaet

“Okay let’s get going, I’ll buy you something to eat and drive you home,” said Chad Robertson, CEO of Zanagen Applied Cellular Science, recently to top Canadian long-distance runner Reid Coolsaet at the Runner’s Life Multisport Store in Peterborough, Ontario.Robertson is one of Coolsaet’s sponsors, and he was on hand to speak about money and exposure–two things that are the...


mzungo exclusive: Inside Fukuoka Marathon 2010


BAA is caught in a numbers game

Boston Globe reportsFor 20 years, Greg Taylor has trained through the pain of unforgiving Minnesota winters to qualify for the signature road race of his life, the Boston Marathon. The spring ritual was all but sacred to the state welfare worker, who for two decades has never missed a start.But for the first time next April, there will be...


Athlone (IRL) Indoor Sporting Arena


A chat with Mary Wittenberg

"I think we’re scratching the surface when it comes to fully leveraging mobile and online opportunities to do what we do offline, which is to have this positive impact by engaging more people and getting them running, by developing a community around running to make it really, really fun, by taking charitable giving to another level, by really...


Blog Roll - Joe "100 x Sub 5" Mac

Needless to say I was not feeling too good following yesterdays efforts. Yesterday was like running through slippery sand and it really took its toll on the body. Last night my evening plan of drinking and relaxing didn't even come to fruition as I had enough after a couple of beers and just decided to lay on the couch. This morning I awoke to calf muscle soreness as well as a sore lower back. I had a nice and easy day at work, as I did absolutely nothing today only to return to my house for...


Gathering of greats at gala night

by By SAMMY KITULA skitula@ke.nationmedia.comAthletes who did the nation proud this year got their well-deserved dues at the Athletics Kenya (AK) Golden Gala in Nairobi on Wednesday night.IAAF Athlete of the Year David Rudisha, marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru, 10km record holder Leonard Komon, 400 x 400m champion Mark Mutai and 10000m champion Grace Momanyi led the more than 50 stars to the big...


European champions Lebid and Augusto, and Brussels titleholder Lalli take on Kenyan challenge

Ivo Hendrix for the IAAFSergey Lebid from Ukraine and Andrea Lalli from Italy are returning to one of their favourite cross country courses on Sunday (19) in the Belgian capital to challenge a strong Kenyan squad in the annual Brussels fixture of the IAAF Cross Country Permit Meeting calendar in what is likely to be cold and snowy conditions.In the women’s race...


Tokyo Marathon - Are you kidding?

VIA japantoday.comhe Tokyo Marathon will start giving preferred entry to runners who pay a membership fee, organizers announced Friday.The Tokyo Marathon Foundation said it will begin accepting members from next February. Their preferred allocation will start with the race in 2012, with the membership fee yet to be determined.There were more than 330,000 applications for...


OPENING RUN HOUSE II AMSTERDAM

Last Friday, December 10th, the Run House II was offi­cially opened. The Run House II is located in the base­ment of run­ning­store Run2Day on the Overtoom in Amsterdam. In the Run House you can find pairs of Nike shoes that you can test exten­sively in the Vondelpark behind the store. The Run House also starts with a weekly run­ning group on Thursday nights and more events are planned.Following the open­ing that evening a so called Trashrun was held, with par­tic­i­pants pick­ing...


Chicago Marathon Winner Cheruiyot Targets Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

via middleeastevents.comChicago Marathon 2008 winner Evans Cheruiyot is the latest big name runner to commit himself to the 2011 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, which will take place in the emirate on January 21.The Kenyan stunned the world of athletics when he won the US race in a time of just 2h:06:25 in what was only his second marathon outing two years ago. His first had...


Brian Sell coach Father Bede remembered as coach, fitness zealot

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.comThe day before classes began in the fall of 1973, St. Francis University freshman Jubie Aulisio and his older brother, Leander, crossed paths with Red Flash cross country coach Father Bede Hines, T.O.R. at the end of their short run.It was a meeting that would forever alter the younger Aulisio's life."I had Father Bede for an English class. Everybody dreaded...


2011 Chevron Houston Marathon: Too early to fret about weather for marathon

By ROBERTA MacINNISDreaming of a white Christmas? Or worrying about a warm marathon?When news broke that the 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon would be held Jan. 30, two weeks later than usual, some thought the shift might mean higher temperatures, which are among distance runners' worst nightmares.But meteorological history bodes well, says a forecaster."The change in average temperatures...


Haile Gebrselassie v Josphat Menjo

VIA GLOBERUNNER BLOGPublicists for heavyweight boxing world title fights have long perfected the art of the hyperbolic preview; this despite the fact that many of these bouts are contested by two superannuated tubs of lard.But Haile Gebrselassie v Josphat Menjo, over 10k, on New Year’s Eve, and in an exotic location like Luanda, Angola too? It’s the athletics...


Gebrselassie back in full training

vvia iol.co.zaHaile Gebrselassie, back in full training after rescinding a premature decision to retire, is eyeing a political career when he finally hangs up his running shoes.“I want to do something for Ethiopia, for Africa, for myself, my family and my people. You know, what is the best to do to pay back...


IAAF introduces Biological Passport

By Cycling NewsTrack and field athletes now also under biological parameter scrutinyThe International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has started using a biological passport programme to help fight doping in track and field. As of December 2010, the "Athlete Biological Passport (ABP)" programme will join the UCI's Bilogical Passport programme under...


"Red Flag" Kiptanui on course for marathon

VIA gulfnews.comJust eight months after destroying a talented field in Prague, precocious Kenyan athlete Eliud Kiptanui is set to continue his meteoric rise with a debut appearance at the 2011 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 21.The 21 year-old's European marathon debut in the Czech Republic saw him finish in a time of...


Haile’s U-turn on Athletics Retirement - NOW WHAT?

BY ELSHADAI NEGASHHaile Gebrselassie is a man known for his competitive ethos and his never-say-die attitude not only to his sport but to life. Not surprisingly, it caught many by surprise when he announced two weeks ago that he was pulling the plug on a decorated career, following 22 years in international distance running."I never thought about retiring," Haile said at a brief news...


Better running through physics

via blogs.discovermagazine.comI opened the New Yorker a couple of weeks ago to find a feature piece written by Jennifer Kahn, a friend of mine from college. The New Yorker has good taste. Jenn was a fellow physics undergraduate major, but at graduation decided to pursue a career in science journalism. This seems much more challenging than physics; there is no clear career path,...


VIDEO: CHANGING STRIDE

This week in the magazine, Jennifer Kahn writes about the running coach Alberto Salazar. In this video, Kahn analyzes the form of the marathon runner Dathan Ritzenhein by contrasting his stride with that of the Ethiopian racer Kenenisa Bekele.


Minnesotans Shine at Club Cross Nationals

A handful of Minnesota teams and individuals ran with distinction at last Saturday's USA Track and Field Club Cross Country Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina.Former University of Minnesota All-American Megan Duwell finished 15th in the 6K women's open race in 20:26 and was instrumental in leading the Flagstaff, Arizona-based McMillan Elite team...


2010 in Review: The Drug of the Year

 via sportsscientists.comIt may seem peculiar to have a drug win an award in our Year in Review Series, but this is elite sport, and the only guarantee is that every year, doping will feature heavily in the sports science news.This year, there were two "nominees" for the Drug of the year category: Clenbuterol was an option, courtesy Alberto Contador...


Nike Sportswear Athletics East Destroyer Jacket

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The red flag of Fukuoka

THIS TEXT IS AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN USING GOOGLE TRANSLATOR. ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY HELMUT WINTER FOR germanroadraces.deAfter his "unfortunate" Mission as pacemaker in Fukuoka Eliud Kiptanui chasing the end of January 2011 in Dubai marathon Haile's world record - Helmut Winter reports!But not only irritating is the behavior of the "Marshall" on course, which was equipped...


Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series hits Miami

by Mario FraioliThe Competitor Group (CGI), the leading media and event company in the endurance sports industry, was joined by the Dodge Brand in Miami today to announce the first-ever Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon, leaving runners and Latin music enthusiasts running and dancing in excitement. The inaugural half marathon...


AUDIO: Haile on his decision to compete again

The marathon world record holder, Haile Gebrselassie, has told the BBC that the reaction of the Ethiopian people and concern that his children were being teased by their classmates, persuaded him to come out of retirement.The 37 year old initially announced his retirement after dropping out of the New York marathon last month, but reversed his decision several days later.LISTEN HERE

INTERVIEW: 2010 California International Marathon Champion Dylan Wykes

by Christopher Kelsall for flotrack2010 California International Marathon Champion Dylan Wykes, from Kingston, Ontario has his eyes set on competing for Canada during the 2012 London, Olympic Games.Wykes has yet to qualify to run in the Olympic Games marathon with his CIM win and 2:12:39 personal, as he is currently 1 minute and a couple of steps from...


100 sub 5 min miles in 100 days

17 days in and counting - respect!1. Monday November 29, 2010: 4.57.572. Tuesday November 30, 2010: 4.55.973. Wednesday December 1, 2010: 4.55.634. Thursday December 2, 2010: 4.50.785. Friday December 3, 2010: 4.58.006. Saturday December 4, 2010: 4.58.357. Sunday December 5, 2010: 4.56.288. Monday December 6, 2010: 4.57.359. Tuesday December 7,...


London calling: the contenders

By Athletics WeeklyLondon has announced what it claims to be its best-ever women's elite field for the next edition on April 17, 2011.Both fields include the quickest in the world in 2010, along with the world and Olympic champions. In all, the top seven women and top six men from this year's race will return for 2011.Defending champion Liliya Shobukhova of...


Get your kicks: Nike LunarOrbit 2011

VIA runranrun.comIs it a Footscape hybrid or more a vari­a­tion on the Nike Woven Chukka? Is it a recov­ery and relax shoe or is it, given the Lunarlon sole and Nike Plus, suit­able to take it out for a run? Much infor­ma­tion about the Nike LunarOrbit is not yet avail­able. The only thing that is known at the moment is that the shoe comes in 9 dif­fer­ent col­ors and will be avail­able from spring 2011.

Kara Goucher, Desiree Davila commit to run in 2011 Boston Marathon

by Matt Pepin, Boston.comKara Goucher and Desiree Davila, two of the top American female distance runners, will compete in the 2011 Boston Marathon, race sponsor John Hancock Financial announced today.Goucher, who took last season off to have her first child, was third in the 2009 Boston Marathon, nine seconds behind winner Salina Kosgei. The 2011...


'It will be tough', says Rudisha

By Mutwiri MutuotaDavid Rudisha's honours express rolled on last Friday night when as anticipated, he bagged the most coveted Sportsman Of the Year Award.For the 21-year-old, it was yet another feather in his accolade-laden cap after a barnstorming season where he broke then set the men 800m...


Marathon Winner Now Disqualified

by Norman KatendeKampala 2010 marathon winner Donald Sambu has been disqualified and the title and prize money given to Eliud Cheptei who had finished second.Sambu was disqualified on technical grounds. He failed to get clearance from his mother federation in Kenya.The runner had won the men's 42km event."It was a technical decision that was taken on...


Nagai Wins Ageo City Half Marathon Photo Contest Grand Prize

via japanrunningnews.blogspot.comOn Dec. 11 the judging committee for the "2010 Ageo City Half Marathon Photo Contest" at the Ageo Municipal Cultural Center announced the contest's winners in the open and elementary/junior high school divisions.106 submissions were received in the open category, in which local photographers were invited to document the Nov. 21 half marathon race beginning...


Willis has a change in altitude

NZ Herald reportsNew Zealand middle distance runner Nick Willis has bowed to science at last by embarking on the first altitude training stint of his career.Willis has just begun a five-week training phase in the hills of New Mexico, hopeful it can lift his middle-distance running career to another plateau ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.Having defied...


Irishman jogs around the world

Irishtimes reportsPHOENIX PARK, early 1990s: Stride after effortless stride he runs. The endorphins are firing and whizzing, coursing pure joy through his veins. Tony Mangan feels as though he could run around the world. It’s a fanciful notion, a passing whim plucked from the ether, to which it will soon surely return.Except that it doesn’t.The idea lingers. It follows...


Ritz 'n' Rupp at Edinburgh XC

Edinburgh, Scotland - Dathan Ritzenhein and Galen Rupp will lead the USA squad in the Men's International Team Challenge on 8 January at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, the fourth meeting of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series 2010/11.Team Captain Ritzenhein, and Rupp form a nine-strong United States squad. They will take on the Great Britain and Northern Ireland senior...


You seek indulgence over performance during the holidays?

The holiday season brings many joys and, unfortunately, many countervailing dietary pitfalls. Even the fittest and most disciplined of us can succumb, indulging in more fat and calories than at any other time of the year. The health consequences, if the behavior is unchecked, can be swift and worrying. A recent study by scientists in Australia found that...


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Dieter Baumann on his way to victory in the M45 Agegroup at this years Nikolauslauf Tübingen (Halfmarathon)!


4. Frankfurter Crosslauf am Bornheimer Hang, Frankfurt Germany

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORSome found the route brutal, the other just awesome. As different as were the views of the 4th Cross at the Bornheimer Hang Sunday. Following heavy snowfalls of last week was at the Bornheimer Hang them almost nothing to see. Thaw and rain had ensured that only remnants of snow were left, and distance to the participants presented much...


Boston Marathon’s organizers pledge to quickly wrap up its review of registration changes

by Jon ChestoWhen Guy Morse hands over the reins to Tom Grilk as executive director of the Boston Athletic Association on Jan. 1, one of the first things Grilk is planning to do is to wrap up a review of the BAA’s entry procedure for the Boston Marathon.That’s not really a surprise, of course, considering how registration for the...


Get your kicks: Nike Vengeance ACG Terra

via runranrun.comWe’ve been see­ing the Lunarlon sole sys­tem by Nike in just about every run­ner nowa­days. The ACG mod­els will not be excluded, like the LunarWood pre­vi­ously. The lat­est ACG model that will boost a Lunarlon sole is the Vengeance, a vet­eran jog­ger. This tra­di­tion­ally asphalt burner has been trans­formed into a...


McCarthy leads Irish young guns to glory

VIA Irish IndependentIRELAND'S Celtic Tiger may be long dead and departed, but a few of his fittest cubs showed exactly the sort of guts and fighting spirit that the nation badly needs right now when making athletics history at the 17th European Cross-Country Championships in the Algarve yesterday.The Irish U-23 men came to Portugal secretly harbouring hopes of a...


Chelimo wins marathon; women's winner in question

VIA hawaiinewsnow.comKenyan runner Nicholas Chelimo won the 2010 Honolulu Marathon with a time of two hours, 15 minutes and 18 seconds.The top five men's finishers were from Kenya. The 27 year-old Chelimo was followed by Richard Limo a time of 2:17:18. Solomon Bushendich was third with a time of 2:19:54, and Gibert Kirwa was fourth with a time of 2:20:58. Seven-time Honolulu Marathon winner Jimmy Muindi came in fifth with a time of 2:22:34.On the women's side, Belainesh Gebre finished first...


Pomp and colour as Rudisha, Lagat named Kenya’s best

By CHRIS MUSUMBAIn its seven-year history, the Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Award (Soya) has lived to its reputation and selected a new winner each year.And on Friday night, Soya’s panel of judges - chaired by Chris Mbaisi of The Star daily, had reason to change the names of the new champions with that honour going to Nancy Jebet Lagat, the...


Results - European Cross Country Championships in Albufeira, Portugal - TOP 25 Men

Rank AthleteNationResult  1 LEBID, Serhiy UKR29:15  2 LAMDASSEM, Ayad ESP29:18  3 EL KALAI, Youssef

European Cross Country Championships in Albufeira, Portugal SENIOR MEN'S FINAL: Lebid leaves it late but triumphs again

Serhiy Lebid left it until 300m before the line before he hit the front for the first time but when a decisive move was required the Ukrainian was still able to go through the gears and take his ninth SPAR European Cross Country Championships.Lebid, now 35, is the only runner to have competed in every single SPAR European Cross Country Championships since they were...


In Pictures: The Irish Team @ 17th European Cross Country Championships


MZUNGO MILE Klagenfurt/Austria

Plentyful sunshine along sleepy Austrian Woerthersee made for perfect MZUNGO MILE racing conditions. Alfred B., CEO of Austrian sports magazine TOPTIMES, was on an easy run along the promenade when he bumped into the crowd seconds before the start. "Screw the recovery jog!" he moaned and joined the hunt. Race winners Christian P. and Ulrike W. received a...


Dispute at Honolulu Marathon

The Star Advertiser reportsBelainesh Gebre, a late entrant from Ethiopia running her first marathon, won the women's race of the Honolulu Marathon today, despite a protest filed by defending champion and second-place finisher Svetlana Zakharova.Gebre's winning time was 2 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds. The 22-year-old receives $40,000 for first place and $3,000 in...


Local tops Kenyans at 4th National Milo Marathon

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran Eduardo Buenavista led from start to finish to capture the 34th National Milo Marathon Sunday, ending a string of Kenyan victories in local races.Standing a little over five feet, Buenavista strode clear of the pack at the sound of the starting gun and checked in alone in two hours, 24 minutes and 18 seconds.“Umpisa pa lang binira ko...


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New course for the Feb. 20 Yokohama International Women's Marathon

On Dec. 9 the new course for the Feb. 20 Yokohama International Women's Marathon was announced. The course for last year's first edition featured three loops of a 13.2 km course through the heart of Yokohama, but while the new version shares the same start and finish at Yamashita Park it will consist of two large loops, the first an out-an-back to JR Shin-Sugita Station...


What's the role of a pacemaker?

At last weekend's Fukuoka International Marathon, a bizarre happening took place which left race officials saying, "We've never heard of something like this before." A pacemaker hired to lead part of the race at a designated speed took off with reckless abandon, creating chaos in the race behind him. What is the role of pacemakers in a marathon?READ ON...


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Menjo takes Zatopek 10,000m in steamy Melbourne

Len Johnson for the IAAFJosphat Menjo won the 50th men’s Zatopek 10,000 metres on Thursday (9) with a move Australian legend Ron Clarke would have loved.Just before half-way, the point of the race at which Clarke reckoned his opponents were at their weakest, Menjo burst out of the leading group of five runners.After a first half of 13:58.30, 2010’s fastest man...


Tergat in hospital after Eldoret crash

By OUMA WANZALAFormer world marathon record holder Paul Tergat was on Thursday involved in a road accident at Bayete area about 30 kilometres from Eldoret town along Nakuru-Eldoret highway.Tergat was heading to Eldoret for the Moi University graduation ceremony where he was to receive a honorary doctorate degree of science.Speaking from his...


MZUNGO MILE Ratisbona

If the mile was only a few inches longer, MZUNGO MILE racing would have seen a female overall winner in the ancient city of Ratisbona.The 3pm start saw local Constanze Boldt leading the early chase after she barely made it in time from a 13mile training run. She was accompanied by Robert, second place finisher at the MZUNGO MILE Neuburg two weeks...


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Padua councillor calls for scrapping of funds for marathon 'Africans always win'

By Tom Kington An Italian councillor has sparked outrage by demanding that funding for a local marathon be scrapped because Africans always win it.Speaking during a session of the Padua provincial assembly, Pietro Giovannoni – a member of the anti-immigration Northern League party – said: "Let's stop using public money to finance the marathon, since the winners are...


Chumo’s humility masks his trail-blazing track accolades

By BENEDICT TIROP IN KERICHO Friday’s Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year (Soya) Awards gala night will induct yet another top Kenyan into the country’s sports Hall of Fame.Among the frontrunners for the process are motorsports giant Shekhar Mehta, a five-times Safari Rally winner, football legend Joe “JJ” Masiga and multiple track world...


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Elite runners more likely to quit Sacramento marathon

By gkim@sacbee.comThe majority of the estimated 200 people who will drop out somewhere along the 26.2-mile California International Marathon today aren't recreational runners who hoped to cross "marathon" off their bucket lists.They are elite athletes who recognize – usually at about mile 20 – that they will not take home one of the prizes topping off at $10,000 or qualify for the...


Nike RunHouse II Amsterdam - preview

It is still under con­struc­tion and hard work is done to have the Nike RunHouse II ready for the offi­cial open­ing on Friday, December 10th. Although the inte­rior of the pre­vi­ous RunHouse is being reused and rebuilt in this new loca­tion, the RunHouse II is unique in its own way. The low base­ment ceil­ing and lack of win­dows and con­se­quently the absence of exter­nal light, make the red light­ing and col­ors almost seem sin­is­ter. Entering the RunHouse II will shut...


Confidence is key for rising 1500m star Kiplagat

Mutwiri Mutuota for the IAAFWithout flinching, the newly cast Commonwealth Games 1500m champion faced the cameras and gave this enduring quote: “I have won gold in 3:41.78. That is too slow! I’m not happy and I wish Asbel (Kiprop) was here, then we would have run faster.”That is hardly the way a typical athlete greets his first major triumph in international...


Murray and Twell relishing challenge at Edinburgh XC

Organisers for the IAAFFreya Murray and Stephanie Twell will need to make the best of their current excellent form when spearheading the British challenge for honours on home soil at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country on 8 January, the fourth meeting of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series 2010/11.The pair of determined Scots are under no illusions they will...


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Sonia O'Sullivan: Don't let cuts upset Olympic focus - O'Sullivan

By Cliona Foley AS IRISH sport braces itself anxiously for a raft of funding cuts, Sonia O'Sullivan -- Ireland's 'chef de mission' for the London Olympics -- has called on athletes not to let the cutbacks distract them from their goals and training.The Olympic Council of Ireland has broken with tradition by appointing the inspirational former world and European...


Ebuya breezes in Alcobendas

Emeterio Valiente for the IAAFKenya’s reigning World Cross Country champion Joseph Ebuya captured a more than convincing 19-second victory in the 29th ‘Cross Internacional de la Constitución’ held Sunday (5) on a cloudy and cold (7º C) day in the outskirts of Madrid.In doing so, the 23-year-old took revenge on Eritrean Teklemariam Medhin as the reigning...


The 2010 North Face Endurance Challenge Men's Championships

By Justin Mock (As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine)Nearly 30 men, headlamps aglow, ripped through the Tennessee Valley aid station together at mile 8.9 of The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships on December 4. Even with a disappointingly long list of athletes scratching pre-race, the depth of the field was still incredible. A $10,000 winning prize buoyed...


Marathon legend Rodgers wins age group in Palm Beaches Half Marathon

By Craig Davis, Sun SentinelBeing a four-time winner of the Boston and New York City marathons made Bill Rodgers a legendary figure in American distance running.It entitles him to celebrity status at races throughout the country. He made appearances in all of the events of this weekend's Palm Beaches Marathon Festival and held the finish line tape for marathon winner Ronnie...


50th anniversary Zatopek 10: Menjo's record chase

by Scott GullanIn a major coup for next week's event, Menjo will attempt to snare his countryman Luke Kipkosgei's race record (27min 22.54sec) in the 25-lap race at Olympic Park.The 31-year-old has been a revelation this year and produced three personal bests and race wins in 11 days in August, including the world's best time of 26min 56.74sec in Finland.Organisers are...


Run2Day Amsterdam Nike Running instore

VIA runranrun.com The Dutch run­ning chain store chain Run2Day has a European scoop with its Amsterdam branch. As the first run­ning store in Europe it recently intro­duced a Nike Running instore based upon the lat­est Nike guide­lines.With these guide­lines Nike Running turns away from the mainly clean and light appear­ance to a more urban and some­what dark­ish atmos­phere. This is par­tic­u­larly reflected by the use of a black ceil­ing and stone and wooden ele­ments in the...


City councilors to Adidas: Boycott Jerusalem Marathon

By MELANIE LIDMAN Three Jerusalem City Council members from the opposition sent a warning letter last week to sports apparel company Adidas, one of the major sponsors of the International Jerusalem Marathon, calling on the company to withdraw its sponsorship of the race if the municipality did not remove east Jerusalem segments from the route.“There’s no reason why it needs...


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Fukuoka 4th Placer Takada Ran With Encouragement From Best Friend Fujiwara

translated and edited by Brett LarnerPassing former Hakone Ekiden star Masato Imai (Team Toyota Kyushu) at the last moment, Chiharu Takada (Team JR Higashi Nihon) finished 4th in yesterday's Fukuoka International Marathon, the top placing by a general division entrant. Despite the heat his time of 2:12:44 was a new PB by two minutes. "You never know what might happen until the end, so I'm...


Athens Olympian Kunichika Announces Retirement Following Fukuoka

translated by Brett LarnerFollowing the Dec. 5 Fukuoka International Marathon, Athens Olympics marathoner Tomoaki Kunichika (Team S&B) announced his retirement from elite competition. The 37 year-old Kunichika was one of this year's invited elites, but despite starting out at a conservative pace struggled and finished 18th.According to a source connected with his team, Kunichika chose Fukuoka for his...


Seeing the running stars in Flagstaff

On my last day as a resident of New York City, I shared a slice of sidewalk with Woody Allen on East 92nd Street.On my first run in my new Washington, D.C. neighborhood, I saw the president (of the United States) boarding Marine One in his backyard.My first week in Flagstaff? I caught myself not-so-subtly peering into the grocery...


Athletics back on right track

By Eamonn SweeneyCertain sports can fall into such disfavour with the media that the tendency is to see them exclusively as a bad news story.This is what happened to soccer in this country since Saipan. For almost a decade since then, every mistake made by the FAI has been magnified, every achievement by the national team belittled, every drama turned into a crisis.That the FAI is a disaster has become one...


Kilel Triumphs

BY MUTWIRI MUTUOTAFrankfurt Marathon champion, Caroline Kilel staged a breathtaking victory over Commonwealth 10,000m champion and home favourite, Grace Momanyi, as Mombasa World Cross silver medallist Vincent Kiprop annihilated the field during the fifth KCB/AK National Cross Country meet in...


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TOP 10 - Cal international 2010

1 Dylan Wykes 27 Canada () 2:12:39 02 Andriy Toptun 30 Ukraine () 2:12:50 +:11 393 Tesfaye Alemayehu 26 Ethiopia () 2:13:59 +1:20 24 Joseph Mutinda 36 Kenya () 2:14:01 +1:22 05 Justin Young 31 Superior (CO) 2:14:07 +1:28 16 Tyler McCandless 24 Boulder (CO) 2:17:22 +4:43 17 Jeff Jonaitis 29 Tinley Park (IL) 2:19:24 +6:45 38 Edward Kiptum 31 Kenya () 2:19:42 +7:03 39 Richard Mosley 28 Canada () 2:19:57 +7:18 010 Gregory Mitchell 37 McMinnville (OR) 2:20:12 +7:33 5

Gharib wins in Fukuoka, Lemoncello drops out

By Jon MulkeenTwo-time world champion Jaouad Gharib of Morocco won today's Fukuoka Marathon in 2:08:24Gharib, 38, bided his time during the early stages and allowed pacemaker Eliud Kiptanui of Kenya to do the hard work. Kiptanui hit the half-way mark in 62:58 with Gharib 16 seconds behind.Kiptanui finished his job at 30km, just as Gharib was starting to make up ground. At...


Chepchirchir, Wanjiru brave heat to win marathon

By JOSEPH KANJIFancied international runner Philemona Chepchirchir and homeboy Peter Kariuki Wanjiru emerged the new champions of the 2010 Tetu Half Marathon at Wamagani, Nyeri County, on Sunday.In the men’s duel, pre-race favourite Philemon Gitia only managed a second runner-up finish behind winner Peter Wanjiru and Tetu-based Bernard Mureithi.On a hot sunny morning,...


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Learning to train sensibly rather than hard

IAN O'RIORDAN for The Irish TimesAt age 25 Joe Sweeney is still only coming into his prime, and given the effective lay-off of the last two seasons, that prime may still be a few more years off yet, writes IAN O'RIORDAN THERE IS a common and relatively minor blood disorder which can go largely unnoticed in the general population but for distance runners can be utterly...


Blog Roll - Andrew Lemoncello

Fukuoka Marathon - Pre RaceIt's been a very long time since I updated the blog so I am sorry about this. I have been busy with wedding/thanksgiving/family visits/bachelor party/travelling stuff so the updates had to take a back seat for a while.The wedding was amazing. Easily the best day of my life. Everything went perfect and the only...


Gharib Joins the Club With Fukuoka Win

by Brett LarnerJaouad Gharib wins the 2010 Fukuoka International Marathon. Click photo to visit race broadcaster KBC's Fukuoka site for more photos.The top-seeded man in the field at the 2010 Fukuoka International Marathon, Beijing Olympics silver medalist and two-time World Champion Jaouad Gharib (Morocco) completed four straight years of Fukuoka...


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Beating the sun and heat, Gharib takes Fukuoka victory

Ken Nakamura for the IAAFJaoud Gharib, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist and two-time World Champion, ran away from the field at 15 kilometres to win the 2010 Fukuoka International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (5) clocking 2:08:24.Contested in sunny and unseasonably warm conditions, it was the slowest winning time since 2005 when Dmytro...


Brief reprieve for European marathon champ

REUTERSThe Lithuanian athletics federation said on Thursday it had insufficient evidence to ban European women's marathon champion Zivile Balciunaite for doping.Balciunaite, 31, was suspended after a urine test at the European championships in Barcelona this year found a deviation from the allowed ratio between the male sex hormone testosterone and...


Boston and New York champion Bill Rodgers to run Palm Beach half-marathon Sunday

By HAL HABIBIf you're running Sunday and you think the guy who just passed you looks like Bill Rodgers, it's probably because he is Bill Rodgers.Rodgers, a fixture at the first three editions of the Palm Beaches Marathon, is a last-minute addition in the half-marathon field. In past years, he has served as a VIP runner, ambassador and analyst on the...


Your 2010 Fukuoka International Marathon Viewing Guide

by Brett LarnerIf it's the first Sunday in December then at last it's time for the last first-rate marathon of the year on the worldwide calendar, the Fukuoka International Marathon. Overseas viewers can watch the live Japanese television broadcast on TV Asahi 12:00-2:30 p.m. Japan time on Dec. 5 via Keyhole TV by clicking here. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for a field...


Olympic champions Kiprop and Kipruto join Edinburgh XC Fields

Organisers for the IAAFReigning Olympic gold medallists Asbel Kiprop and Brimin Kipruto have joined the fields for the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country on 8 January, the fourth meeting of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series 2010/11.The top notch Kenyans, who claimed the 1500m and 3000m Steeplechase titles at the 2008 Beijing Games, will contest the international...


Free entrance ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam 2011

Are you a fast runner and do you want a free entry in the ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday April 10, 2011? This is your chance! Please send your personal details and a proof of your time by e-mail: info@marathonrotterdam.nl with subject: Invitation.Participation in this action is possible if your time was below:• Men: 2h30m00s• Women:...


Mexican star returns to running roots

By DEBBIE FETTERMANAndres Espinosa Perez, one of the MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon's most celebrated champions, is running the Rock again Sunday."I want to race it like I used to," Perez, 47, said by telephone from Mexico through an interpreter. "I'm trying for a good time, even at this age."After improbable but dominating White Rock victories in 1988...


Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore: Kosgei and Mungara the favourites in Singapore

Organisers for the IAAFKenyan Irene Jerotich Kosgei and Kenneth Mungara will start as favorites at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (5).Fresh from becoming the first Kenyan woman to win the gold medal in the women's Marathon at the recent Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2:34:32, Kosgei is expected to lead the...


2010 Fukuoka Marathon Statistical Information

Fukuoka Marathon All Time list - TOP 451 2:05:18 1 Tsegaye Kebede ETH 1 6 Dec 20092 2:06:10 Tsegaye Kebede 1 7 Dec 20083 2:06:39 2 Samuel Wanjiru KEN 1 2 Dec 20074 2:06:50 3 Deriba Merga ETH 2 2 Dec 20075 2:06:51 4 Atsushi Fujita JPN 1 3 Dec 20006 2:06:52 5 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 3 Dec 20067 2:07:13 6 Atsushi Sato JPN 3 2 Dec 20078 2:07:15 7 Dmytro...


Gharib and Kabede lead the fields in Fukuoka

Ken Nakamura for the IAAFTwo-time World champion Jaoud Gharib of Morocco and Ethiopia’s Tekeste Kebede will headline the field at Sunday’s (5) 64th annual Fukuoka International Marathon.Held as usual on the first Sunday of December, this IAAF Silver Label Road Race is the most prestigious as well as the fastest Marathon in Japan. The course record of...


Fukuoka Marathon - Tekeste Kebede to emulate Tsegaye in Fukuoka

VIA ethiosports.com2010 Boston Marathon runner-up Tekeste Kebede will try to emulate his fellow countryman and Fukuoka Marathon double winner Tsegaye Kebede, when he takes part in the 64th edition of the annual race here on Sunday.Tsegaye Kebede won here in 2008 and 2009 and holds the course record of 2:05.18, which he sets here last year.Tekeste’s...


Fukuoka Marathon classic - Bill Adcocks (1968)


Fukuoka Marathon - Race Winners

Race Winners (63 runnings)06 Dec 20092:05:18Tsegay Kebede Tadesse-2 (nc)07 Dec 20082:06:10Tsegay Kebede Tadesse (ETH)02 Dec 20072:06:39Samuel Wanjiru (KEN)03 Dec 20062:06:52Haile Gebreselasie (ETH) (nc)04 Dec 20052:08:29Dmytro Baranovskiy (UKR)05 Dec 20042:09:10Tsuyoshi Ogata (JPN)07 Dec 20032:07:52Tomoaki Kunichika (JPN) (nc)01 Dec 20022:09:13Gezahenge Abera-302 Dec 20012:09:25Gezahenge Abera-203...


Fukuoka Marathon - The weather


Report Questions Need for 2 Diet Supplements

By GINA KOLATAThe very high levels of vitamin D that are often recommended by doctors and testing laboratories — and can be achieved only by taking supplements — are unnecessary and could be harmful, an expert committee says. It also concludes that calcium supplements are not needed.The group said most people have adequate amounts of...


Blog Roll - Ryan Hall

Newton Hills Simulation RunThe Boston Marathon has some unique challenges that can be difficult to prepare for. So, for those of you training for Boston or just looking for a new challenge, I wanted to share the workout that I did this Monday on a treadmill in Flagstaff, Arizona.First off, I know what you’re thinking: “Did he just say, ‘treadmill’?” Well,...


How They Trained

By Roger RobinsonAt the high school track today I watched young runners doing skip-and-swing warm-up drills. For a moment I thought I was back in the 1950s. Then I remembered. They were doing "dynamic stretching," the latest scientifically approved prerequisite for an effective training session.Things change, and happily that can include the things you were supposed to do but...


Kentaro Ito Returns to Hofu Yomiuri Marathon

translated by Brett LarnerOn Nov. 29 the organizing committee of the 41st Hofu Yomiuri Marathon, scheduled for Dec. 19, announced the field of ten invited elites at this year's race. Eight domestic runners and two overseas athletes will compete for the win, while the general division will see its largest-ever field including 1692 men and 156 women.At the top...


Meanwhile in Iten, Kenya...


Get your kicks - Saucony Grid Getgo 2 - Spring 2011

The Saucony Grid GetGo is a light­weight neu­tral trainer for fast work­outs. The shoe has a win­ning Flexion Plate tech­nol­ogy for improved roll and weighs 312 grams. The Grid GetGo 2 debutes in the spring of 2011.  

Kick off your shoes but watch out for those gingko nuts

BY LOUIS TEMPLADOYou might not think Tokyo is a rough place to run, but with pebbles, chopsticks and gingko nuts on the ground, you really have to watch your step.Still, such things are no obstacle to the city's small but intrepid band of barefoot runners. From calloused veterans to soft-soled newbies, you can catch nearly all of them practicing their steps at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya Ward...


Beating the rain and cold, Dado and debutante Tadese triumph in Florence

Diego Sampaolo for the IAAFBattling cold and wet conditions, Ethiopians Firehiwot Dado and Aredo Tolesa Tadese triumphed at the Florence Marathon on Sunday (28).Running over a significantly changed course from previous editions, Dado crossed the finish line in 2:28:58 to add the Florence crown to her two successive victories at the Rome Marathon in 2009 and 2010....


Comrades Marathon entries close

via supersport.comEntries for the 2011 Comrades Marathon closed just before noon on Tuesday when the 18 000 cap was reached.However, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) said the number of entrants could be higher as entries postmarked on or before November 30 would still be accepted.Race director Johan van Staden said entries had been capped to...


In Pictures: Kass Standard Marathon Eldoret 2010


Citizens 'Scare' Europeans Out of Obudu

European participation in the Obudu Mountain race was limited to one appearance at the 2010 edition, which Ethiopians Abebe Dinkesa and Meselech Haileyesus won and smiled home with the 50, 000 dollar top prize in the men and women category.The absence of European runners was clearly noticeable and the president of the WorldMountain Race Association Bruno...


"My next marathon will be the Olympic Trials in Houston."

by Christopher KelsallThree-time American record holder, Shalane Flanagan, from Marblehead, Massachusetts grew up in an athletic family. Both of her parents were excellent distance runners. Her father Steve Flanagan owns a marathon personal best of 2:18, while her mother Cheryl Treworgy (Bridges) set an American marathon record and competed on the U.S. World Cross...


Uliczka and Herzog take the honours in Tilburg

German steeplechaser Steffen Uliczka and the Netherlands’ Adrienne Herzog won good quality races at the 52th International loket.nl Warandecross in the Dutch city of Tilburg on Sunday.Uliczka used his speed over shorter distances to good effect when he accelerated over the final 200m of the European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting to finish in 29:42.Second was...


Nike x Undercover “Gyakusou” Fall/Winter 2010 Collection – A Complete Look

After several previews, we can today showcase the complete Nike x Undercover “Gyakusou” Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. The line is actually not that small and next to only one pair of sneakers in two colorways, consists of a good selection of apparel. The apparel collection consists of several jackets, several pants, beanies, t-shirts, tops and more, with each piece coming in 2-3 colorways.Check out the complete line after the jump - CLICK HERE

Get your kicks: Nike Livestrong Spring 2011

It is a tight col­lab­o­ra­tion between Nike and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong. In recent years we have seen the nec­es­sary Livestrong col­lec­tions pass us by and next year will be no dif­fer­ent. Recently Nike pre­sented the Livestrong Spring 2011 Collection. This time not by the use of pho­to­graphic mate­ri­als but through a video.In the video, we can see the fol­low­ing run­ning and cross train­ing mod­els in order: Men’s Nike Air Max LAF, Lunar Haze + LAF,...


Irish Inter-County Cross-Country Championships: Sweeney blows hot in Derry cold

By Cliona FoleyPROOF positive that there are few tougher athletes in sport than cross-country runners was there for all to see at the winter wonderland that was the Woodies DIY Inter-County Cross-Country Championships in Gransha, Derry yesterday.While most of the nation was paralysed by the unprecedented arctic spell, athletes from U-12 to senior braved treacherous roads and tough...


European Cross-Country Championships: Fagan passes on Euro squad

MARTIN Fagan has passed up a place on the Irish team for the European Cross-Country Championships in Portugal on December 12, writes Cliona Foley.Athletics Ireland confirmed yesterday that the Arizona-based Mullingar Harrier was offered a place on the team but declined to take it up because he does not feel his form is competitive...


Meanwhile somewhere between Florence and Faenza, Italy...


Nike Sportswear – Stadium MFG – RAN NYC T-shirt

via freshnessmag.comThis shirt from Nike’s Stadium MFG is inspired by the “Cheetah of the City:” the NYC city rat – the fastest animals on the city streets. Rats are pretty rugged runners too, going over, under, and through anything to keep going, and so they are a pretty good mascot for Nike’s whole Bowery-based running scene. The Stadium space on Bowery is home base of The Bridge Runners – and start/finish point for many of their runs – and the running culture it embodies is...


Ryan Hall: "I can't wait to be back in Hopkinton..."

VIA boston.comRyan Hall is set to return for the 115th running of the Boston Marathon April 18, said John Hancock Financial, the principal sponsor of the race.Hall (shown at right in a Globe file photo) is the second fastest American marathoner of all time with a 2:06:17 personal best and currently holds the American record in...


MzungoMile Sindelfingen

Freezing temperatures, icy tracks and a technical course, that included a 270 degree turn, did not stop 27 athletes to show up at the inaugural MzungoMile Sindelfingen. While the pics may indicate a lighthearted atmosphere including the odd funky choice of clothes, racing was fierce as usual at the MzungoMiles!

Obudu International Mountain Running Race: Dinkesa and Melkamu take African Mountain Running titles

Organisers for the IAAFAbebe Dinkesa and Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia claimed victories at the Obudu International Mountain Running Race at the Obudu Rance in Nigeria’s Cross River State on Saturday (27).More then 150 runners from seven African nations competed in the sixth edition of the race which also served as the 2nd African Mountain Running Championships...


Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country 2010: Kipchoge first headliner for ‘new look’ Edinburgh Cross Country

Organisers for the IAAFOlympic 5000m silver medallist Eliud Kipchoge will make a fifth appearance at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country on 8 January, the fourth meeting of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series 2010/11.Kipchoge, who won the 9Km race in 2005 and finished third on two other occasions, will be among the key headliners in the international 4Km race...


21st Cross de l'Acier in Leffrinckoucke, France: Ebuya and Masai take comfortable victories at Cross de l’Acier

Bob Ramsak for the IAAFKenyans Joseph Ebuya and Linet Masai notched comfortable victories at the 21st Cross de l'Acier in Leffrinckoucke, France, on Sunday (28).Ebuya, the reigning World Cross Country champion, covered the snowy 9.95Km course in 28:08 to handily outdistance Imane Merga of Ethiopia, a three-time winner at this race. It was the third Cross Country...


Kass Marathon: Upstarts dim bright stars

By JONATHAN KOMEN jkomen@ke.nationmedia.comThe fourth Kass Marathon men’s and women’s 42 kilometre race produced surprise winners yesterday in Magdaline Mugunzi and Isaac Kosgei, who bagged Sh1.6 million each in Eldoret.Upstarts Mugunzi from Yatta and homeboy Kosgei conquered Kenya’s biggest marathon as Sports Minister Paul Otuoma, National...


Kass Standard Group Marathon Eldoret: Kosgei, Mukunzi bag Sh1.6m each

By Mutwiri MutuotaChristmas bells chimed ahead of schedule for Isaac Kosgei and Magdalene Mukunzi after they became the toast of ‘the city of champions’ by running into the hallowed status of millionaires at the fourth Kass Standard Group Marathon in Eldoret. Kosgei conquered a field of 489 starters, arduous terrain and sunny conditions in...


64th Fukuoka International Marathon: Invited Runners (Overseas)

photo No.1GHARIB,Jaouad [MAR][DOB] 1972.5.22[height] 176cm[weight] 63kg[personal best record] 2:05:27 (London 3rd / 2009.4.26)Jaouad Gharib is a top-class “superstar” runner who has always managed to shine when under pressure. He was the silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won the World Championships on two consecutive occasions, in 2003 and 2005. He began track...


Asian Games: S. Korean claims men's marathon gold

South Korea's Ji Young-jun won the men's marathon gold medal with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds on the final day of the 16th Asian Games here in southern China.Ji started out in the leaders' pack and then jostled with defending champion Mubarak Hassan Shami of Qatar at the 33-kilometer point in this 42.195km race.Ji extended his lead with...


Boston's Evangelist of Running, Marathoner Bill Rodgers, Trains on Junk Foods and 20 Miles a Day

By Gail JennesIt isn't the loneliness of the long-distance runner that bothers marathon champion Bill Rodgers so much as the moneylessness of that disadvantaged sport. "It's hard for a runner to survive financially," he complains, "and still preserve his amateur status for the Olympics. All the money goes to the money sports. I don't think it's right. The O.J. Simpson-Joe...


KCB/AK National Cross Country series Kangaru, Kenya

IAAF REPORTSUnder sunny and cool conditions, the fourth KCB/AK National Cross Country series in Kangaru, belonged to John Chepkwony, novice Pauline Njeri and World Cross junior fourth finisher, Faith Chepng’etich who powered to their second victories of the season on Saturday (27 November).The Embu meet, held at the chosen location for residential training of successive Kenyan teams...


S Lab: Salomon for Kilian Jornet


Quote of the day

"No man, weights are heavy."Hendrick Ramaala replying to Ryan Hall's question if he lifts weights.


Swifter, higher, stronger...up to a point? Or beyond? The limit of human performance

Another great one by the THE SCIENCE OF SPORTS guys... Today we revisit a topic that seems to run like carousel, popping up once every few months on the site - how much faster can human beings run? How close to a "ceiling" in performance are we?The latest discussion is inspired by a few articles, and a recent round-table discussion between some of the...


Cross de l´Acier plays host to world champion Ebuya

VIA european-athletics.orgThe highlight of the French cross country calendar, the 21 Cross de l´Acier in Leffrinckoucke, will take place on Sunday and the organisers have succeeded in signing up Kenya’s reigning world cross country champion Joseph Ebuya.Ebuya heads a strong African contingent running in the men’s race over 9.95km at the European Athletics...


52th International loket.nl Warandecross: Tilburg test for many of Europe’s best

VIA european-athletics.orgDutch athletics will stage the highlight of its cross country season on Sunday when the 52th International loket.nl Warandecross takes place in Tilburg.The European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting is staging a Nations Cup, both for senior and under 23 runners, and many of Europe’s top runners will head for the city that...


Two Takushoku University First-Years Sub-28 at Kanto Time Trials

by Brett LarnerTakushoku University's fortunes under its new coach Okada continue to improve. A month after Takushoku won both the Hakone Ekiden Yosenkai 20 km qualifier team and individual titles Takushoku first-years Duncan Mozay and John Maina worked together to crack 28 minutes at the Kanto Regional University Time Trials in Tokyo's National Stadium on...


TODAY: Kass FM-Standard Group Marathon in Eldoret

By Vincent BartooThe stage is set for Sunday's Kass FM-Standard Group Marathon in Eldoret.After months of preparations, organisers and the technical team on Friday said they were ready to host the event.Security agents have also assured participants they have put in place measures to ensure security and smooth flow of traffic to ensure the marathon lives...


28. Basel City Run: Schaffner beats Belz again

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATOR FROM bazonline.chIn the penultimate stage of the most important Swiss running series, the 28th in the Edition of the Basel City Run was built to guard Jerome heaved definitely in pole position in the struggle and the post-Cup crown. The economics student from St. Ursanne distanced Belz on the 10 km around eight seconds remaining,...


Vernon and Damen win in Liverpool

VIA athletics-weekly.comAndy Vernon and Louise Damen secured their places on the team for the European Cross Country Championships with victories in the trial race.Vernon won the senior men's title in Sefton Park in a race that came down to the wire. Kicking away at the end, Aldershot's Vernon won in 28:45, one second ahead of 2009 European Cross junior bronze medallist James...


Florence Marathon: Tadese wins in 02:12:41

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATOR WEBSITE FLORENCE MARATHONORIGINAL ARTICLEFlorence Marathon for the first time in the name of Ethiopia. On a cold rainy morning, but marked by a fast race start, the success of the 22 year-old Tadese Toles Aredia who, during the 42.195 km, stopped the clock at 2:12 a.m.: 41, while compatriot Theshome Gelan beaten in the sprint on the line arrival...


Meanwhile at sunrise in Cozumel/Mexico...

...the review may have been written but the test is going on.


Meanwhile at Kamariny Track, Iten...


Why I Run? With Jun Takahashi

VIA slamxhype.comAs I sat down with Undercover designer Jun Takahashi in his Tokyo studio, the first question he asked me was if I’ve been running. My brain is suddenly bursting with activity as I try to come up with an excuse on why I haven’t, but I simply responded with a “no” and attempt to cover up my embarrassment with a chuckle. Starting the...


Get your kicks - NIKE LUNAR VENTURE - SPRING 2011

We have seen the Nike Lunar Venture ear lier last month in a post on the V-Series. The Lunar Venture is a con tem po rary vari a tion on the clas­sic Nike Vector. The Lunar Venture is part of the Spring 2011 col lec tion and is a new comer to the exist ing group of run ning shoes. The shoe has a Lunarlon sole and the upper is a mix of mesh, suede and leather. No doubt we will see addi­tional pho tographs of this model show

Galen Rupp, Alan Webb use San Jose Turkey Trot as testing ground

By Elliott AlmondAn experiment that could change the destiny of American distance running will begin Thursday morning in downtown San Jose.Portland's Galen Rupp, one of the United States' most promising stars in the past decade, plans to test a new training regimen at the sixth annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot that starts and finishes...


Steve Osaduik - Langley 22 Miler

Langley 22 Miler from Steve Osaduik on Vimeo.


Maratona di Firenze - this Sunday

TRANSLATED BY GOOGLE TRANSLATORCountdown to the XXVII Florence Marathon on Sunday will start from Viale Michelangelo 28, through the city of Florence in a new, faster and fascinating journey, and after 42 kilometers and 195 meters, will bring more than 10,000 athletes in Piazza Santa Croce in front the statue of Dante Alighieri, whose portrait is engraved on the medal this...


Runner from Kenya thankful for once in a lifetime opportunity at St. Benedict's

Jim Lambert for the StarLedgerAt the end of the school year this past June, Edward Cheserek needed to get home for the summer. Short on bus money, Cheserek did what came naturally.He ran.He ran over steep mountains. He ran through a tropical rain forest. He ran across the rocky, muddy trails. He ran and ran and ran, stopping only to rest or take a quick drink from a river.Eleven hours and...


London 2012 Olympics: Threat of legal battle over marathon recedes

By Simon HartA “positive meeting” on Wednesday between Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Raham and the LOCOG chief executive, Paul Deighton, seems to have ensured the marathon will now follow a circuit through central London, ending in The Mall.The council had already started legal proceedings to seek a judicial review into LOCOG’s decision to alter the route of the marathon,...


Blog Roll - Jeff Hunt

Getting Back into it It’s been a while since the last blog, but a bit of time away from everything was just what the doctor ordered. I feel re-energized since returning from my honeymoon, and look forward to what the future brings professionally and personally. It’s time for me to refocus and start training properly again after the recent events.In the weeks after...


Get your kicks - Brooks T7 Racer - spring 2011

In gen­eral we can say of Brooks run­ning shoes that they are very calm on the eyes with­out too flashy designs. None of this state­ment is true regard­ing the Brooks T7 Racer which will make its appear­ance in the spring of 2011. The T7 Racer is an ultra-lightweight flex­i­ble road rac­ing shoe with the brand’s name almost shout­ing at the fore­front. The shoe also has a sleek, asym­met­ri­cal top that holds the heel arch firmly from start to finish.

Get your kicks - Nike LunarSwift+ Black & White

If there is one color com­bi­na­tion that hardly ever goes wrong it must be black and white. Add a bit of Lunar and Lunarlon to it and you have a hit. The same thing can be said for this B/W color ver­sion of the Nike LunarSwift.The LunarSwift has taken the place of the Free Everyday and is a stripped down ver­sion of the LunarElite. This means that the shoe has a sim­i­lar design and engi­neer­ing, but at a lower pric­etag than the Elite. The LunarSwift does not carry any Flywire...


Get Out the Door!

By Peter Gilmore for BATCHow do you run a fast marathon? I get asked some form of that question more than any other. The answer, as you might expect, can be a little complicated. Mostly because each runner has different levels of time and energy to devote to their training and racing. There is, however, one common thread that connects the training of the vast majority of successful...


Kara Goucher signed up for RnR Arizona Half on January 16


Chiba Ekiden in pictures

More pictures at JRN!


Colm O'Connell: "Rudisha should realise there is much work to be done and what he has achieved this year is a phase in his career,"

VIA (AFP)Kenya's world 800m record holder David Rudisha will only consider himself one of the greatest athletes of all time when he wins the world and Olympics titles over the next two years, his coach said on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Rudisha, who broke the longstanding 800 metres world record twice this season, became the first Kenyan athlete to be named...


It’s an honour for Kenya

By being named the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year for 2010, David Rudisha has not only capped a very successful season, he has also brought great honour to his country.Such is his talent that he stands out as a giant among his peers at just 21.The recognition, first for a Kenyan, will go a long way towards inspiring younger athletes to aim...


Colm O’Connell: Rudisha ‘not there yet’

VIA nation.co.keKenya’s world 800m record holder David Rudisha will only consider himself one of the greatest athletes of all time when he wins the world and Olympics titles over the next two years, his coach said on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Rudisha, who broke the longstanding 800 metres world record twice this season, became the first Kenyan athlete to be named the...


Meanwhile in Eldoret...

 Swedish Triathlete Lisa Norden is not only running in Eldoret.


Quote of the day: Charlie Spedding

  "I was sure that it was almost impossible to achieve a performance that my mind, or self image, thought was beyond me...I would train my mind to accept the reality of the performances I imagined."Charlie "2:08.33" Spedding in his book "From Last to First" (Page 85)

mzungo exclusive test: PUMA Faas 500

It’s been a while that I had the pleasure to run in a PUMA. In the recent years, PUMA seemed to always have one decent racing flat but the rest of their road running shoe line was sub par and unappealing. The new Faas series has the potential to change this.Let me first tell you what I usually wear. I think it’s important to know a tester’s...


Adidas Takes on Rivals in Chinese Market

By LAURIE BURKITTdidas AG is expanding its business in China in an attempt to overtake rivals that have gained market share in recent years.The German sporting-goods company on Tuesday announced plans to add 2,500 stores in China by 2015, including 500 by the end of next year, up from 112 now. Upscale outlets, featuring Adidas's high-end fashion...


Vassallo, Kramer win Philadelphia Marathon titles

By Brendan F. Quinn As the rising sun illuminated city skyscrapers Sunday, Dan Vassallo set out on a familiar, but longer, course.The second-place finisher in the 2008 Philadelphia half-marathon, Vassallo set his sights on the city's full 26.2-mile course in the 17th annual Philadelphia Marathon. He rolled from Center City to Penn's Landing and through University City and...


Get your kicks: Nike LunarSpider LT+ – Gyakusou

VIA soleredemption.comNike has launched another collaborating team called the Gyakusou International Running with Jun Takahashi’s UnderCover label. After a teaser post about Gyakusou, it is now available. This workshop brings a new and entertaining running shoe with design powered by Takahashi. The Nike LunarSpider LT+ is a strong piece that received dual technology, the Lunarlon and Flywire.From Nike’s famous running lineup, Lunarlite evolves the LunarSpider LT+, a silhouette known with...


Three workouts to help you learn to listen to your body's signals

By Lorraine Moller for RunningTimesThe principle of feeling-based running, one of the five principles that define Lydiard training, and its attendant ability to listen to the body, is often overlooked and undervalued as a running skill worthy of developing, especially in a world where runners are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Three...


Japanese Collegiate Team scores upset at Chiba Ekiden

Ken Nakamura assisted by Akihiro Onishi for the IAAFFor the first time in its history, the Japanese Collegiate team took top honours at the Chiba International Ekiden today (23), the annual Ekiden relay covering the Marathon distance.Ten international teams plus teams from Chiba prefecture and the Japanese Collegiate squad took part in the competition which starts...


VIDEO: Leonard Komon does it again - Zevenheuvelenloop WR 15k - 41.13


VIDEO: Zevenheuvelenloop - Felix Limo interviewt Leonard Komon...

Felix Limo interviewt Leonard Komon from Losse Veter on Vimeo.


Haile Gebreselassie’s land troubles in Ethiopia

By Eskinder NegaAsk Haile Gebreselassie about his manager, Josephus (Jos) Hermens and his emotion is easily stirred. “He is not only my manager,” Haile likes to say of Hermens. “We are more like a father and son team. We love and trust each other.”Hermens, an Olympic 10,000m finalist in the '70s, is broadly famous for his close relationship with the...


Nike BorderClash XII

by Larry Eder for runblogrun.comSo, it was way back in 1998 that the Nike BorderClash took a foothold in our sport and just has gotten better and better. Unfortunately, this will be the first year that I have missed it, but we will have coverage and a story on the event. The brainchild of John Truax and Josh Rowe, the BorderClash is one of the singularly wonderfully creative consequences of...


REEBOK REEFLEX SNEAK PREVIEW

VIA runranrun.comThe Zig tech nol ogy that brought Reebok back in the world of run ning is still fresh in our mem ory. Nevertheless Reebok shows a pre view of yet another new sole (ReeFlex) which con sists of a flex i ble type of stem. These stems are placed over the entire sole and seems to pro vide the foot with com plete free dom while still get ting the nec­es sary cush ion...


Great Ethiopian Run promotes Sports Tourism in Ethiopia

By Solomon AmareThe Great Ethiopian Run (GER), the largest road race in Africa, is more than just a running event as it helps create a positive image for Ethiopia and promotes sports tourism in the country.Close to 35,000 runners, including diplomats, tourists and international athletes will take part here on Sunday when GER will celebrate 10th...


Kyoto Sangyo Takes First-Ever Biwako University Ekiden Win

by Brett Larnercomplete report coming shortlyThanks in part to a big run from 2010 national university 5000 m champion Hiroki Mitsuoka on the 15.1 km Seventh Stage, Kyoto Sangyo University took its first-ever win Nov. 20 in the Biwako University Ekiden, western Japan's counterpart to January's Hakone Ekiden. Kyoto Sangyo defeated perpetual winner Ritsumeikan University by over 2 1/2 minutes,...


Kipchoge works next January

By JONATHAN KOMENEldoret’s Kichoge Stadium is set to become the first track and field facility outside Nairobi to attain international standards after renovation works begin in January.In Mombasa, the Shariff Nassir Foundation has pledged seats at the newly-erected Mvita football ground.The Eldoret Municipality allocated 20 acres of land to Kipchoge...


Kenya Airways Maasai Mara Marathon: Timbilil, Kipsang fly in the Mara

By CHRIS MUSUMBAJust a month after clinching the Amsterdam Marathon title, Alice Timbilil on Saturday won the Kenya Airways Maasai Mara Marathon staged in the Olchorro Oiroruwa Conservancy.Geoffrey Kipsang won the men’s 21km race and Susan Kiplagat and Leonard ole Kosiele triumphed the 5km road races.The race was marking its second edition and is...


Meanwhile in Iten...


TDR Team presentation

intro TDR teampresentatie from Losse Veter on Vimeo.


Radcliffe to run just one marathon on 2011

VIA uk.eurosport.yahoo.comThe Briton, whose record of two hours and 15.25 seconds has stood since 2003, is getting back to full training after having son Raphael in September."I want to ensure I have the down time and this time coming back from pregnancy, I'm deliberately taking it a lot slower than I did after (daughter) Isla," Radcliffe said at her...


Muthai, Mergia win Delhi Half Marathon

VIA ndtv.comGeoffrey Mutai of Kenya was the fastest man while 2008 champion Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia returned to win the women's event at the $2,10,000 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday.Mutai, on his maiden visit to India, clocked 59 minutes 38 seconds to come on top in the 21-km race.Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia recorded a timing of 59m and 39s to finish...


Sage Canaday on minimalism in running

There has been a recent trend towards revisiting the fundamentals of shoe design and its application to improving form while diminishing the incidence of running related injuries. Certain literary works such as the book Born to Run, have really sparked a debate in the running community in regards to barefoot running, types of shoes and proper running...


Mzungo weekend movie: 1982 NYC Marathon


WORLDRECORD - Leonard Komon wins the Zevenheuvelenloop 15k in 41:13!!!

VIA zevenheuvelenloop.nlIn an unprecedented style rumbled Leonard Komon to a new world record during the 27th ABN AMRO Seven Hills Race. Komon, the game started at a fast pace and kept his lead on the old record expanded to a time 16 seconds faster than the old record of Felix Limo. The stage was used up by the Ethiopian runners Abera Kumo (2nd) and Ayele Abshiro (winner 2008)....


The New York Times Stands Behind Its Haile Gebrselassie Story

By LetsRun.comLetsRun.com received a response from the New York Times on Thursday to the accusations made on national television in Ethiopia by Haile Gebrselassie's agent, Jos Hermens, and Haile Gebrselassie himself that the New York Times story on Gebrselassie's un-retirement on Tuesday was full of fabrications.The New York Times stood by its story.Tom Connelly, assistant to...


Haile Gebrselassie And Jos Hermens Take To Ethiopian National TV To Deny New York Times Story Saying Gebrselassie's Phone Had Been Tapped

By LetsRun.comThe Haile Gebrselassie retirement story continues to make news and it's only getting stranger and stranger. One day after a story appeared in the New York Times on Gebselassie's un-retirement in which it was said that Gebrselassie was under intense political pressure in his native Ethiopia and his phones had been tapped, Gebrselassie and his manager...


Ethiopia's World Marathon Champ 'Angry' At Reports He Was Pressured To Retire

by Peter HeinleinRoad racing legend Haile Gebrselassie says he is angry and disappointed at a US newspaper report saying his on-again, off-again retirement may have been due to pressure from Ethiopia's government. The world marathon champ expects to be back in action soon.Speaking to reporters Friday, Haile Gebrselassie took some of the blame for what many...


Merga and Mergia targeting Ethiopian sweep in Delhi Half Marathon

Ram. Murali Krishnan for the IAAFThe past champions have arrived as well as some new faces as the annual Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is set to run its sixth edition here on Sunday (21). About two dozen elite men and an equivalent number of women from around the world are ready to set forth on the green and picturesque Delhi roads for this IAAF Gold Label Road Race and for a slice...


Zevenheuvelenloop - Komon and Kiplagat the favourites in Nijmegen

Wim van Hemert for the IAAFWorld 10Km record holder Leonard Patrick Komon and World Half Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat will lead their respective fields at the Zevenheuvelenloop - Seven Hills Run – on Sunday (19), an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.Komon, 22, clocked 26:44 over 10Km on the road at the Singelloop in Utrecht on 26 September to smash the...


Fit-again Haile Gebrselassie to run in Tokyo Marathon

via http://news.bbc.co.ukMarathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie says he is fit and will next run in February's Tokyo marathon.The 37-year-old Ethiopian announced his retirement on 7 November, blaming the knee problems that prevented him from completing the New York marathon.He reversed the decision a week later and...


Zevenheuvelenloop live on twitter

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH VIA GOOGLE TRANSLATORThe ABN AMRO Zevenheuvelenloop is live on Sunday to view the website of the organization. Viawww.abnamrozevenheuvelenloop.nl are images from the start and finish and a live twitter report to follow. Tweets can be previewed via twitter.com/7HV .Media coverageBesides strong interest from runners-there are more...


Quote of the day - Barry Magee

“Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count.”


Runner's Creed - The Road to Peace


Fukuoka bound: Gharib, Lemoncello, Tekeste Kebede and ... mzungo.org!

Yes, that's right, mzungo is heading to Japan to report from (and run) the 64th Fukuoka International Marathon on December 5. The small but quality field will this year contain: Moroccan oldie speedster Jaouad Gharib, Tokyo-born Andrew Lemoncello racing for the Great of Britain, American hope Fasil Bizuneh seeking to better his 2:16 PB, a...


Haile Gebrselassie & Manager dismiss New York Times Report

EthioSports reportsIn a interview with Ethiopian Radio & Television here today, Athlete Haile Gebrselassie and his Dutch manager Jos Hermens have expressed their dismay to yesterday’s New York Times’ report that claimed that Haile’s decision to retire from running after the New York Marathon last week was due to undue political pressure by the Ethiopian government.Both Haile...


Shalane Flanagan's NYC finish nudges the bar a little higher for U.S. marathoners

The Oregonian reportsEvery time Kara Goucher reaches a new racing milestone, it seems, Shalane Flanagan comes along and exceeds it. "Anything I do, Shalane does it bigger and better a year later," Goucher said. "It's actually funny to me." Both women, Portland residents who run professionally for Nike, are raising the profile of U.S. marathon running. Both are beginning to target the...


How can Americans beat the East Africans?

By Kevin Beck of Running Times MagazineThe ING New York City Marathon is the only sporting event of its type that garners as much or more attention from the U.S. media as the Boston Marathon does. In both the...


San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon 2010

VIA onlineprnews.comSan Antonio Marathon the year 2010. Function Rock and roll and Move San Antonio Marathon delayed about 2-5 minutes on Sunday (14/11/2010) for a while the exhibit started out there was a passing freight practice. About a thousand runners must watch for the passage of trains. Organisers for your Rock and roll and Move San Antonio Marathon has apologized...


Gebrselassie allegedly ended career amid huge pressure from Ethiopian government

By FP REPORTER and AGENCIESClaims surfaced in international media alleging that undue political pressure from the Ethiopian government may have compelled Haile Gebrselassie to announce his stunning retirement from athletics after November 7’s New York Marathon.On Monday, reports from Addis Ababa said much to the relief of distance running enthusiasts...


A marathon game of generational torture

by ADAM BROPHYA DAD'S LIFE: I hate marathons, so why do I sign up year after year?MARATHONS. I hate them. The only reason I run them is because once, years ago, the old man ran one in under four hours. Now, I’ve done a handful of the yokes and not gone under four yet. In fact, I seem to be getting slower the harder I train. And this stupid competitive streak keeps...


Haile’s U-turn good, says Tergat

By CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comFormer World marathon record holder Paul Tergat has termed Haile Gebrselassie’s decision to rescind his retirement from athletics as the best for the sport.Tergat and the Ethiopian have been such fierce rivals that they sat side by side prior to the New York Marathon race, fielding questions from...


THIS SUNDAY: Leonard Komon, Felix Limo, Florence Kiplagat, Koen Raymakers... @ 27th Zevenheuvelenloop 15k (Seven Hills Run) Nijmegen - Groesbeek, Netherlands

TRANSLATED VIA GOOGLE TRANSLATOR FROM atletiek.nlThe organization of the ABN AMRO Seven Hills Race has attracted several top for the 27th edition of the race on Sunday, November 21. Among men, there is a good chance of a fast time with Leonard Komon and Felix Limo in the field. The Kenyans are world record holders, respectively, ten kilometers (26.44 last month...


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Mzungo exclusive: Paul Tergat

Two days before the marathon, Mzungo hat a chat with Paul Tergat. During the busy lead-up and wind-down time we didn't get a chance to talk about Paul here. Nonetheless, we're hanging at Paul's lips and want to share his thoughts. I remember warming up for the 2006 NYC Marathon. As a so called "sub elite", we were able to warm up alongside the...


Quote of the day

"You know, I'm not running with the Kenyans. I'm running with Ken."Peter Shankman


Will London 2012 be Haile's last race?

On Monday, the Ethiopian’s long-time manager, Jos Hermens, said competing in London in 2012 remained one of Gebrselassie’s burning ambitions. “He has always talked about London 2012,” said Hermens. “The moment when he stops international running will come sooner or later but, as many people said, this was not the right moment."

Turkey trots

Active.com®, a media property of Active Network, and the leading online community that connects people with the sports and activities they love to do, has announced that Turkey Trots are becoming an increasingly popular Thanksgiving tradition. In Active.com's directory of more than 100,000 events and activities, the number of Thanksgiving races has nearly doubled since...


Former Ritz coach Hudson on NYC performance

RML: Let’s start out with your former athlete, Dathan Ritzenhein. He recently ran a 2:12:33, eighth place, at New York and was not pleased with it. [Alberto] Salazar had been working with him on his form and had used what seemed to be every possible technological advancement to help him out, but it didn’t seem to pay off at least for that particular race. If Ritz approached...


In Pictures: Team USA Arizona @ A1 Mountain Road, Pre-Thanksgiving Trot


Tabut pulls away from Ngeny for men’s marathon victory Rock And Roll Marathon San Antonio Update

VIA mysanantonio.comEdward Tabut and Everlyne Lagat, natives of Kenya and residents of New Mexico, captured 26.2-mile men’s and women’s division titles on Sunday in the third Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and ½ Marathon.The victory for Tabut, 27, from Santa Fe, N.M., was his third marathon title in the past two years and his second in Texas.Tabut, a winner last year at the Dallas...


New York City Marathon winner Edna Kiplagat trains in Boulder

By Jenn Fields, fields@coloradodaily.comThough she races for her home country, Kenya, Edna Kiplagat lived and trained in Boulder in the months leading up to her victory at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.The former Bolder Boulder winner ran the New York race in 2:28:20."The last two miles, it was starting to be pretty competitive, and hilly," Kiplagat...


Medhin takes second victory of season; Rosa women’s winner in Oeiras

Excellent races in Oeiras in the second fixture of the IAAF Cross Country Permit Series 2010/11 passed off today (13) without rain and without sun, and except for the wind it was only the course that made it difficult for the runners.With great hills and much sand, the 9km men’s race was a very good test for all. Eritrea’s Teklemariam Medhin, World XC silver...


Matebo takes his second victory at Tegla Loroupe Peace Race

David Macharia (Daily Nation) for the IAAFLevi Matebo registered his second win at the annual Tegla Loroupe Peace Race (13) as the event’s new course proved to be a fast one.The new 9940-metre route that was designed to provide spectators with more action, according to coach David Letting, saw the top ten male elite athletes run under 30 minutes. Matebo who has...


Haile Gebrselassie announces return to running

VIA ethiosports.comJust one week after he shocked the running world with his retirement announcement, after his midway withdrawal from the ING NY City Marathon race, Haile Gebrselassie has announced that he will return to running during the ceremony of the Great Nekemte Run here today, wrote EthiopiaFirst.com.According to the website, Haile was one of...


Masai Mara International Marathon purse gets major boost

By OSCAR PILIPILIWinners in this year’s Masai Mara International Marathon will reap heavily after organisers of the event increased prize money by 400 percent.Top runners in the main 21km race for men and women will pocket Sh250,000 each, up from Sh50,000 champions pocketed in the inaugural event last year.The marathon is scheduled for November 20 at...


Mzungo Mile - Neuburg an der Donau, Germany - 14.11.2010

Yannick Willemin for mzungo.orgSunday, 10am. The sun shines on this late autumn day. Only a few people have found their way to the start line. Do the fast Runner fear the competition? No matter how big the starting field, the distance for each runner remains the same: 1 MILE!As an organizer, I've decided to compete aswell. For me running is more...


Athletics Kenya to subject all marathoners to doping tests

By ERICK OCHIENG’All local marathons will be subjected to doping tests next year to reduce Kenya’s doping cases at international athletics arena.Athletics Kenya (AK) has stated they do not want embarrassment should local athletes be caught cheating on races abroad.“It is now mandatory that athletes will be subjected to doping tests in all local...


Cherono shows no Mercy to her seniors rivals

By CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comWorld Cross Country junior women’s champion Mercy Cherono announced her entry to the senior cadre with pomp as she easily won the 8km race in Kipkelion during the KCB/Athletics Kenya national cross country meeting on Saturday.Cherono’s younger sister, Caroline Chepkoech, filled in the gap in the 6km race.The...


Kenyan Mark Chepses wins Richmond Marathon

Mark Chepses, 34, of Kenya took first place at the 2010 SunTrust Richmond Marathon, his first marathon title in the United States, with a time of 2:19:13. Also, 30-year-old Tezeta Dengersa of Turkey was the first female to cross the finish line, clocking in at 2:49:10.In the third year of the McDonald’s Half Marathon, two new course records were set. Kenya’s George Towett, 26,...


Picture of the day: Bib 2 meets Bib 1

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Baby we were born to run

A NOTE TO PARENTS FROM BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY COACH.- - - -Dear Parents,I understand some of you are concerned about the practices we've been running so I wanted to take a moment to explain why I'm taking this admittedly unusual approach that I'm taking.First, these kids are naturals. The type of long-distance run we're doing, it's as if...


Turin Marathon: Ruggero Pertile

Ruggero Pertile wins the 24th Turin Marathon in 2:10:58, beating Kenyan Lawrence Kimaiyo (2h11:45). Third is Ethiopian Habteselassie Lemma (2h12:21). Fifth, behind Kenyan Kurui (2h13:06), is "carabiniere" Danilo Goffi (2h14:38) who redeems himself after a DNF three weeks ago in Venice."The weather wasn't perfect today so I new from the start that I wouldn't be able...


Bairu hungry for marathon success

By Dave FeschukRunning south through Harlem on Sunday morning, Canada’s Simon Bairu probably looked fine to the crowd lining the course of the New York City Marathon.A few miles from finishing his first try at the 26.2-mile gauntlet, the most promising Canadian runner of his generation was occupying the top 10 of one of the world’s great foot races. But...


Runners could get Haile's help

VIA sowetanlive.co.zaWORLD marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia and Kenya's Paul Tergat have volunteered to assist South African athletes, the country's top athlete, Hendrick Ramaala, confirmed yesterday.Tergat is a former world half-marathon and marathon record holder, who like Gebrselassie dominated the 5000m, 10000m and cross-country.Speaking...


Mottram, Kiprop, Konovalova, Curtis, Moran, Sato, Nishihara Headline International Chiba Ekiden

by Brett LarnerOn Nov. 12 the organizers of the 2010 International Chiba Ekiden announced the entry lists for this year's edition, scheduled as always for Nov. 23. The last of the great international ekidens, Chiba has in recent years scaled down to an interesting format of mixed-gender teams, with top men and women from 12 teams worldwide alternating...


Gebrselassie's retirement: Looking back and forward

VIA sportsscientists.comA full month has passed since my last post – my sincere apologies for the silence. Given the posting “funk”, it was always going to take a big news story to re-ignite my writing, and that story was provided in New York on Sunday. Not by the victories of Kiplagat and Gebremariam, but rather by the post-race retirement of...


Nike Paris Running Club Tees

Nike Stadium Paris presents a series of t-shirts for the "Paris Running Club", designed by David Leslie. Some of the t-shirts feature maps of running routes run by members of the club, while others come with the club logo. The t-shirts are only available at the Nike Stadium in Paris.

THIS SUNDAY: mzungo mile 6.0 - Neuburg an der Donau, Germany

Location: Neuburg an der Donau, GermanyDate: November 14Time: 10am Course: see MapPrize money: 1st M/F €100 - 2nd M/F cash+gift certificate - 3rd M/F cash+gift certificate


Best Way to Recruit a Runner? Take Him for a Ride

By GEORGE VECSEYThe torch is passed, one way or the other.On the day that one champion retired and another champion could not quite repeat, a new champion won the first marathon he ever ran.At the same time, a future marathon contender was courted with a front-row seat for his first New York City Marathon.It is a wonderful seat, the back of a support truck, watching the elite women and...


Faces at the Finish

There were 45,344 runners who participated in the 2010 New York City Marathon. Here are 99 of them right after they crossed the finish line.


Running With the Elites

Great gallery of the New York City Marathon Elite Race on nytimes.com 


The worst is over, says Jelimo

By CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comFor the past two years Pamela Jelimo has had nothing but numerous false starts.From the highs she enjoyed as a women’s 800m world beater at 18, she succumbed to the penultimate nightmare of any sports person – injury.Jelimo has failed to reproduce the power, speed and endurance of two...


Ryan Hall interview

VIA americanrunning.org[Ed note: Ryan sat down with long-time running journalist and columnist Steve Nearman in he days preceding the ING NYC Marathon. Major changes are happening in his training, coaching and the place he and his wife Sara call home.]By Steve NearmanAt New York City Marathon EXPOQ: The big news last month was about your decision...


Cherono vs Komen on tap in Turin

Diego Sampaolo for the IAAFBenson Cherono, the 2006 winner of the Milano Marathon with his PB of 2:07:58, and John Komen, winner of the Venice Marathon last year, are the top names of the Turin Marathon Gran Premio La Stampa on Sunday 14th November. The 24th edition of the Turin Marathon, a IAAF Silver Label Road Roace, will mark a major date change from past editions. A regular spring...


Cryosauna a cool ice bath substitute...if you've got cold cash

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportsWhile catching up with Dathan Ritzenhein last Wednesday afternoon the topic of conversation switched to the latest piece of technology that Nike Oregon Project director Alberto Salazar has employed to keep his runners healthy while, maybe, gaining a competitive edge."You know how Alberto is with his toys," Ritzenhein said. "You have...


Victory Dinner for New York City Marathon Winner Gebre Gebremariam

Gebre Gebremariam, last Sunday’s surprise winner of the New York City Marathon, was treated to a victory dinner on Monday night at Queen of Sheba – the popular Ethiopian restaurant located in Midtown Manhattan.Gebremariam gave Ethiopians something to cheer about after the highly anticipated appearance by Haile Gebrselassie ended in mid-course due to injury, forcing the legendary runner to prematurely announce his retirement. He has since changed his mind about the retirement decision....


Ethiopia needs you Haile Gebrselassie, so does the London 2012 Olympics

By Ian Chadband “His smile makes athletics smile,” Haile Gebrselassie’s manager Jos Hermens once told me.The memory of this perfect observation flickered again on Sunday when it felt impossible not to harbour a twinge of sorrow about the great man’s unhappy, emotional announcement, after pulling out during the New York marathon, that he was retiring from competitive...


Paula Radcliffe presents her second child, son Raphael

VIA hellomagazine.comWorld marathon champion Paula Radcliffe is used to high-pressure situations, but the birth of her baby son Raphael provided an extremely testing challenge.The long-distance runner had experienced a marathon 27-hour labour when her daughter Isla, now three, was born, but Raphael’s birth was “a...


Strong field for Delhi half-marathon

VIA THE HINDUTwo-time defending champion Deriba Merga of Ethiopia leads a field of elite runners in the $10,000 Airtel Delhi half-marathon to be held here on November 21.Merga, with a personal best of 59.15 set in the 2008 edition, is the fastest runner in the talented field which has more than 10 sub-60 runners.Merga...


Medhin brings momentum to Oeiras

VIA iaaf.orgTeklemariam Medhin will lead the field at the 12th “Finibanco Cross Internacional de Oeiras” on Saturday (13), the second stop of the IAAF Cross Country Permit Series 2010/11.

With a strong test in mind for Portuguese runners with the European Cross Country Championships approaching in Albufeira on 12 December, the organisers, Maratona Clube...


Shalane Flanagan & Nike LunarSpider

 Shalane Flanagan runs the new Nike LunarSpider at the 2010 New York City Marathon.

Undercover x Gyakusou Nike Zoom Spider TT+ – New Images

VIA kicksonfire.comJun Takahashi of the Gyakusou Running Club has collaborated with Nike to craft a special edition of this Nike Zoom Spider TT+ and the results are rather spectacular when it comes to technology. The sneakers are power packed with a Zoom Air infused Lunar cushioned outsole and an upper that features flywire and mesh for an incredibly light and breathable sneaker. The Undercover x Nike Zoom Spider TT+ is set to release in limited numbers to select sneaker boutiques around the...


New York City Marathon—In Pictures

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NYC Marathon from top of Verrazano in time lapse


Boston Marathon adds spots for registrants with computer glitches

MetroWestDailyNews reportsSeveral hundred runners whose attempts to register for the Boston Marathon were blocked by the organization’s temporary technology problems will now be allowed to race this April.The eight-hour window Oct. 18 shattered the old registration record and stunned the Boston Athletic Association, which had promoted early signups. Despite preparations,...


Blog Roll: Marathon Derby

Now, being injured brings all kinds of different problems. It's not only the physical and the mental struggle to find the right approach to getting healthy. There is advice and there is more advice. Everyone has advice, and to quote one my favorite bands, "opinions are like kittens, everyone is giving 'em away."Most runners have been injured, at some point or another, and can...


NYRR Are Committed to Course, but Others Think About Changes

By SOPHIA HOLLANDER for WSJAs the winners of Sunday's ING New York City Marathon burst across the finish line, their winning times made one fact abundantly clear: In a city known for its swift pace, its marathon route is notoriously slow.Though the men's winner, Gebre Gebremariam posted the sixth-fastest time in course history at two hours, eight minutes and 14...


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Rough debut for Bairu

Dave Feschuk reports for thestar.comRunning south through Harlem on Sunday morning, Canada’s Simon Bairu probably looked fine to the crowd lining the course of the New York City Marathon.A few miles from finishing his first try at the 26.2-mile gauntlet, the most promising Canadian runner of his generation was occupying the top 10 of one of the...


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Gebrselassie: I still love running

Marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie appears to be re-considering his decision to retire from athletics.The 37-year-old tearfully announced his retirement from the sport after pulling out of Sunday's ING New York Marathon with 10 miles remaining due to a knee injury. The double Olympic gold medallist was adamant that the time was right to call...


Wanjiru saddened by Gebrselassie's retirement

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportsWhen Sammy Wanjiru woke up this morning and went to breakfast, he was hit with questions he was unprepared to answer by his fellow runners."Everyone kept coming up to me and asking me if I had heard about Haile," Wanjiru said. "I watched the race from the finishing point so I knew he dropped out. But that was all."Consider the...


Steve Cram on Haile Gebrselassie

By Steve Cram I am a little surprised by Haile Gebrselassie's decision to retire but he will be remembered as one of the great distance runners and I don't think anyone will achieve as much as he did.He was a great champion, a great racer, but what set him apart was his range, from 1,500m - where he ran particularly fast indoors - to the marathon.Haile was good on...


Sebastian Coe - Gebrselassie greatest of all time

British athletics icon Sebastian Coe has paid tribute to Haile Gebrselassie describing him as probably the greatest athlete of all time the day after the 37-year-old Ethiopian announced his retirement.The marathon world record holder, who won Olympic gold in the 10 000m in Atlanta and Sydney, made his decision after limping out of his first New York Marathon with a...


Wanjiru, Shobukhova Crowned Champions of 2009-2010 World Marathon Majors Series

VIA worldmarathonmajors.comSammy Wanjiru of Kenya and Liliya Shobukhova of Russia have been crowned champions of the 2009-2010 World Marathon Majors series, and both were presented $500,000 USD for their respective accomplishments at an awards banquet today in New York City. Wanjiru accumulated 75 points over the two-year series with a win at the 2009 Virgin London Marathon...


Arata Fujiwara - ING New York City Marathon DNF

by Brett LarnerArata Fujiwara faces the Japanese media immediately post-race.Alongside the high-profile withdrawal of world record holder Haile Gebrselassie and low-profile withdrawal of 2010 European champion Viktor Rothlin from yesterday's ING New York City Marathon, Arata Fujiwara suffered his first-ever DNF at any distance as he pulled out of the...


Haile Gebrselassie Retires After Dropping Out of NYC

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Quote of the day: Haile Gebrselassie

"What a disappointing weekend, I didn't plan to come back to Ethiopia this way. I wanted to succeed in New York," Gebrselassie wrote after returning to his homeland. "I still love running. I will always run. Just give me some time to think things over."


Pic of the day

The Men's Elite field of the New York City Marathon on the Queensboro Bridge. Picture taken by Andrew Gombert.


Get your kicks: Nike Lunarspider

via kicksonfire.comNike is set to launch its LunarSpider sometime in the near future and for those of you looking to get your hands on one of the lightest running shoes the brand...


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Kiyeng narrowly misses course record in Seoul

Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada for the IAAFKenyan David Kiyeng and Eun Jung Kim of Korea claimed victories at the JoongAng Seoul Marathon on Sunday. Kiyeng won the men’s race in 2:08:15 while Kim clocked 2:44:25.Despite the strong men’s elite field of 14 runners at this IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, Kiyeng missed Kenyan Jason Mbote’s course record of...


Baringo Half-Marathon: Kipkorir surprises to take victory

David Macharia (Daily Nation) for the IAAFAn upstart 25 year old Robert Kipkorir upstaged about 300 runners to take this year’s edition of Baringo Half Marathon.Kipkorir who trains in Kaptagat area near Eldoret, clocked 1:02:25 to win the race after managing to shrug off a resilient opponent Augustine Rono who finished second in 1:02:41.The race was flagged off...


Medhin and Dibaba outclass World champions in Atapuerca

Emeterio Valiente for the IAAFThe IAAF Cross Country Permit Series 2010/11 got underway today (7) with a magnificent spectacle at the 7th ‘Cross Internacional de Atapuerca’ which witnessed the shock defeated of both World Cross Country champions as Kenyans Joseph Ebuya and Emily Chebet were beaten by Eritrea’s Teklemariam Medhin and Ethiopia’s Genzebe...


Beirut Marathon: Pacemaker Teman hangs on to winBeirut Marathon

Pat Butcher for the IAAFNotch up another victory for the pacemakers, this time in the BLOM Beirut Marathon Sunday morning (7th).Mohamed Temam of Ethiopia conceded his pacing role shortly after halfway on a bright, sunny, hot morning in the Middle East. But race favourite, his colleague Abere Chane misjudged his effort, and Temam swept past at 40k, going on to win...


At the 1983 NYC Maratyhon 83 guys went sub 2:22. What were they doing differently?

"A lot of miles were run. There were some very straightforward sorts of interval sessions, usually longer reps for marathoners, and that was about all. If you go to Hodgie-san's website and look at what he did, what Rodgers did, what malmo, did, it's impressive but it's simple. Years ago I was talking to Bob and he said that...


mzungo exclusive pics: Kwambai pushing the pace on 1st Ave towards the Bronx


Haile Gebreselassie: retirement of the retirement?

"Now it is time for me to think about a lot of things.I still love running. I will always run. Just give me some time to think things over." Haile on Twitter“I think everybody’s worried about him stopping,” Gebremariam said. “I think in Ethiopia he has to change his plans. He has to continue.”

BREAKING: Geb Retires from Running

by Mark RemyMoments ago at a post-New York City Marathon news conference, a tearful Haile Gebrselassie said he is retiring from running. The marathon world record holder, widely considered to be among the best runners in history, made the announcement to a room full of stunned journalists and took only a few questions before being led from the room.He walked away with a noticeable limp.The news followed a painful race for Geb, who dropped out at mile 16 with knee problems."I never think about...


New York City Marathon 2010 - Men TOP 50

PlaceBibNameTimeStateCountryCitizenship114Gebre Gebrmariam02:08:14EthiopiaETH26Emmanuel Mutai02:09:18KenyaKEN321Moses Kigen Kipkosgei02:10:39KenyaKEN48Abderrahim Goumri02:10:51MoroccoMAR53James Kwambai02:11:31KenyaKEN61Meb Keflezighi02:11:38CAUnited StatesUSA710Marilson Gomes dos Santos02:11:51BrazilBRA812Dathan Ritzenhein02:12:33ORUnited StatesUSA94Abel Kirui02:13:01KenyaKEN105Abderrahime Bouramdane02:14:07MoroccoMAR117Jorge Torres02:14:57COUnited StatesUSA1216Peter...


New York City Marathon 2010 - US Men TOP 10

PlaceBibNameTimeStateCountryCitizenship61Meb Keflezighi02:11:38CAUnited StatesUSA812Dathan Ritzenhein02:12:33ORUnited StatesUSA117Jorge Torres02:14:57COUnited StatesUSA1318Tim Nelson02:15:06ORUnited StatesUSA1731Matt Downin02:20:41MNUnited StatesUSA22238Michael Cassidy02:24:05NYUnited StatesUSA28206Eric Loeffler02:26:47NDUnited StatesUSA3328Christopher Pannone02:28:10NJUnited StatesUSA37208Peter Mullen02:28:47NYUnited StatesUSA38203Mark Olivier02:28:55CTUnited StatesUSA

Röthlin drops out!

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORThe Obwaldner Röthlin has given up in the New York Marathon just before half of the race. The Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam won in 2:08:16 hours.(Si) Röthlin soon disappeared from the scene. expressed as the first top group after strolling the 1000-km 10-m section under three minutes left to pull the Swiss...


Gebrselassie ends storied career in stunning style

I remember the first time I met Haile Gebrselassie, the 37-year-old Ethiopian distance running legend who shocked the running world Sunday when he announced his retirement after dropping out of the New York City Marathon at the 16-mile mark. I was among a throng of journalists leaving a press conference at the 2008...


TwitPics Capture the New York City Marathon

VIA mashable.comThe ING New York City Marathon has come and gone (all over the city), and the winners have been named in a rather exciting event featuring close to 50,000 runners. A ton of people were in attendance, Twitter apps in hand, apparently, as the microblogging service is currently replete with snaps of the...


In Pictures: NYC Marathon 2010


Ramaala drops out in New York

VIA timeslive.co.zaThe men’s race started slowly and a group of about 20 athletes went through 10km in 32:00, with world record holder Haile Gebrselassie spearheading the field and Ramaala latched on to the back of the group.The South African faded, however, going through the halfway mark some 20 seconds off the leaders in 1:05.39.Soon after halfway Ramaala dropped out,...


Haile Gebrselassie Announces Retirement after New York City Marathon 2010


Gebre Gebremariam wins New York Marathon


mzungo exclusive: the winner's press conference

Gebre Gebremariam"Here in New York is business, here's where things are happening. It was my dream to run here, not to win. I look forward to run and win again next year with my wife. I started with winning the best...


NYC Marathon 2010 - Where to watch?

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The Man Who Made the Marathon

By GEORGE HIRSCHIf Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon, could see the 43,000 runners crowding together on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Sunday morning, he would surely allow himself a slight smile. He would not be satisfied, however. He would want to see even more. Lebow was a dreamer and a schemer who combined a deep passion for...


NYC Marathon: Final pre-race thoughts

By Larry Rawson, Special to Universal SportAnother spectacular day of racing should unfold for the 2010 ING NYC marathon. Ninety-one elite men and women marathoners have been invited to compete in their respective races.Temperatures at the start of the race should be 40 to 42 degrees, rising to nearly 50 degrees, under partly sunny skies. There is a...


In star-studded field, Gebrselassie the centre of attention in New York

James Dunaway for the IAAFSunday's 2010 ING New York City Marathon presents deep, strong, and extremely interesting fields in both men’s and women’s races – but for different reasons.The ING New York City Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.MEN's race - Can Gebrselassie add New York to his list of laurels?The centre of attention, of course, is...


Coach Salazar talks future of U.S. long distance, training Ritzenhein

VIA sportsillustrated.cnn.comWith two days to go before the New York City Marathon, Sports Illustrated caught up with Alberto Salazar, winner of three straight NYC Marathons from 1980-82, and coach of Dathan Ritzenhein. Ritzenhein had a breakout year, setting the American 5k record -- (since broken) -- in August, and is now one of the top competitors in...


Haile Gebrselassie Before 2010 NYC Marathon

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1 day and 8 hours to go... Best of luck to everyone running New York!

1976: Start of the New York City Marathon. This was the first time the marathon took place in all five boros.Credits to - Daily News!


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'Live Blog' Coverage of the 2010 NYC Marathon

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Gebrselassie drops out of first New York City marathon

Larry Fine, Editing by John MehaffeyWorld record holder Haile Gebrselassie pulled out of his debut New York City marathon after the halfway stage on Sunday due to a right knee problem.Gebrselassie, 37, who had been running easily with the lead pack, pulled up in pain as the top runners were coming off the Queensboro Bridge to enter...


Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya Win!

Emmanuel Mutai and Moses Kigen Kipkosgei, both of Kenya, finished second and third, respectively. On the women's side, American Shalane Flanagan (making her marathon debut) and Kenyan Mary Keitany finished second and third! [Unofficial Results from Athlete Tracker Presented by Tata Consultancy Services]


The elite men ran through Fort Greene, Brooklyn...

The elite men ran through Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with with Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya, right, holding an early, narrow, lead.Picture by Earl Wilson/The New York Times


Ethiopia's Gebre Gebremariam, Kenya's Edna Kiplagat win titles at NYC Marathon

By The Associated PressGebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia has won the men's title at the New York City Marathon in his debut at the distance.Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the women's race Sunday for her first major marathon championship.Another Ethiopian man was the favourite, but world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie pulled out at the 26-kilometre mark with an apparent right knee injury.Gebremariam was the first man to win New York in his marathon debut since 1991.Shalane Flanagan of the United...


Gebremariam, Kiplagat Win New York City Marathon

By NEW YORK TIMESWhen world record holder Haile Gebrselassie dropped out of the New York City Marathon just more than halfway through, it opened the door for a different man from Ethiopia to grab the stage and Gebre Gebremariam took advantage.Gebremariam, 26, made his splash in his marathon debut, using a devastating finishing kick he...


Gebre is king!

Gebre Gebremariam crossed the finish line to win the men’s race of the New York City Marathon, his first victory in his first marathon.Gebremariam Gebregziabher is KING!


Gebre Gebremariam - 02:08:13!!!

... and we said it!Markus Top 101 Gebre Gebremariam (2:08:25)....


Press conference: the last day

It's been a bit of a rough day at press conference HQs. The athletes praised the NYRR and all added rather bland statements. That is, until the great Haile and Paul showed up. To keep you entertained, we managed to organize a fantastic quiz for you. If you assign the below real (!) quotes to the responsive person, you win the right to brag about it until the end of your days. Good luck!

NYC Marathon 2010 - The Press today...

As always letsrun.com features a race preview in style. Read the full article directly HERE. “I’ve known since junior high school that I would run New York,” says Arata Fujiwara, the best Japanese marathoner you’ve never heard of. Jon Gugala meets Arata and writes about it HERE. Even more Arata Fujiwara Madness by the one and only Brett Larner...


Haile and Paul


mzungo exclusive: Dr. Gabriele Rosa's predictions

What's the race gonna be like?Everybody is going to wait for Gebreselassie. That's normal. But it's not easy for him now. He had many races where he ran alone. Now he will be with many good athletes. What happened two times in London? The same may happen in New York. But, at the same time, I trust that he can be the winner. Some athletes are also very ready and it will be a very fast competition.What does it take to...


Press conference: the international women

Defending champ Derartu Tulu"It has always been my goal to be competitive until I stop running. This goal helped me achieve what I have achieved."Half marathon ace Mary Keitany"First Marathon? I will be good."

Run for the money: The race is on to sell New York City Marathon spots on Craigslist

The hottest black-market item in the city has wanna-be marathoners racing to the Web.With the New York City Marathon just days away, dozens of registered runners have taken to Craigslist offering to give up their spots - for a premium.Demand is fierce. A record 120,000 people applied for 60,000 slots in the famed marathon."An injury is keeping me from...


New York Marathon: 10 things to anticipate

By Matt Stroup1) One word, three letters, a legendary resume: Geb. Among the most celebrated distance runners in history, marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie is actually on uncharted turf at age 37, running a marathon in the U.S. for the first time in his career. Adding to his air of unflappability, the pre-race favorite has declined opportunities to...


New York City Marathon Elite Men’s Race Preview

by Mario FraioliAs the reigning champion heading into Sunday’s ING New York City Marathon, Meb Keflezighi has a huge target on his back. Luckily, he has a little history on his side, too.Keflezighi, the first American winner of this race since Alberto Salazar broke the tape in 1982, will be looking to become the sixth repeat champion in the 41-year history of the...


New York City Marathon Predictions

via wpblogs.runningtimes.comI polled various and sundry folks on four matters pertaining to Nov. 7′s New York City Marathon: Haile Gebrselassie’s place; Shalane Flanagan’s time; who the first American man will be; and the biggest “surprise” about which after the race they’ll be saying, “I told you so.” Please add your prognostications below.Bill Rodgers, 4-time Boston...


Jorge Torres Sets Sights on Moving Ahead

nyrrmedia.orgWhen Jorge Torres made his debut in the ING New York City Marathon last year, it should have been a joyful day for the newlywed. Seventh place in 2:13:00 was a fine first effort. But Torres’ heart instead was heavy: his high school coach had died in a car accident on the way home from Torres’ wedding in July, and his mother had been seriously injured.Asked yesterday...


Press conference: the international men

World champ Abel Kirui"I'm ready to perform to my very best.Haile is the reason why I am here. We will follow him but at 36, 37, 38k, maybe the luck is with us?"Third fastest marathoner ever James Kwambai"I want to...


mzungo exclusive: Abel Kirui

Always ready for a smile, Abel Kirui has the goods to put his competition in a world of hurt as he has shown at last year's Marathon World Championship race in Berlin. He pulled away from fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai to win in a championship best of 2:06:54. Mind you, it was a warm summer day in Berlin and no pacemakers around. If you have a guy of...


mzungo exclusive: Claudio Berardelli's predictions

What's your take on the race?Everybody is expecting the favorite Haile but it's a very atypical, unpredictable race. Last year, Meb wasn't the big gun but no favorite came through. My guy, James Kwambai is ready. He now has experience. There are three, four guys that can make the race. Kirui, Haile, Kwambai, Mutai all have the means to win such an...


The Mzungo New York Predictions

Markus first and Uli in italics.1 MebHe surprised everyone last year. Without any pressure and in true road racing style he shifted the 5 boroughs with his PB race to win in 2:09:15. This year will be completely different as all eyes are on him. He won't run in a group. A group will be with him. In Boston he ran reasonably well...


Ready for NYC with some new Haile gear!

Track and Field Videos on FlotrackNYC is right around the corner and adidas has been working on something special. Haile's adiZero adios Racer! The shoe will debut on the starting line this Sunday on the streets of New York City. Not only can you see Haile race in the shoe, but now you have a chance to run in the same gear as Haile. In the US, adidas has release Haile's shoe for you to buy....but there are less than 300 out there! The World Record Holder's shoe looks to go quick so check out...


Haile Geb WOW - NYC Prep

Track and Field Videos on FlotrackA day after Haile Gebrselassie ran 59:33 to win the Great North Run in Gateshead, Flotrack met him out in his home of Ethiopia. While he was recovering the days we met, we were able to follow him through his typical strength routine in the gym. At age 37, Haile is still getting after it with some great intensity and drive. Watch him this weekend go at some of the best in the US and best in the World as he tries to win his first ever ING New York City...


Tim Nelson Before the 2010 NYC Marathon

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Ritz, Jorge, Bairu and Nelson Field Questions 2010 NYC Marathon Press Conference

Track and Field Videos on FlotrackRitz, Jorge, Bairu and Nelson Field Questions 2010 NYC Marathon Press Conference.


NYC 2010 - The Hardest Hitters: Tim Nelson

One of America’s most underappreciated runners will attempt to make a statement in Sunday’s ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.Only ten Americans have ever run faster over 10,000 meters than Tim Nelson, who set a personal best of 27:31.56 at Stanford University earlier this year. Yet Nelson is less well-known than many of the runners who...


Sarah Shay's marathon more than a race

VIA freep.comUntil recently, the proudest moment Sarah Shay experienced as a runner occurred 17 years ago during her senior year at Central Lake High near Traverse City.She had just won a 1993 regional cross-country meet when she was greeted by a freshman boy from her high school who had captured his...


Derartu Tulu to defend NY Marathon Title

VIA ethiosports.comA year ago today, Derartu Tulu, Ethiopia’s greatest women athletes of all time, won the ING New York City Marathon in 2:28.52.Mebratom “Meb” Keflezighi, an Eritrea-born US athlete also became the first American male athlete in 27 years to do likewise, when he finished first in 2:09.15.Alberto Salazar was the last American to win in 1982.World’s attention...


New York City Marathon Women’s Elite Race Preview

Written by: Matt FitzgeraldSometimes there is little doubt who will win the ING New York City Marathon. Like Grete Waitz in each of the seven years she won the race after her surprise first win in 1978.This year is different. There is no clear favorite. Yes, defending champion Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia is back, but she is no lock to repeat, as she took advantage...


Reinvigorated Torres ready to return to running

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportsOn of the unforgettable images of the 2009 ING New York City Marathon was that of Jorge Torres, standing by the finish line, grinning from ear to ear with an American flag draped over his shoulders following a seventh-place finish in 2:13:00 in his debut.But behind that elation was a man hurting deeply.Just 13 weeks...


NYC MARATHON 2010 - Press conference: US women

Shalane Flanagan:"I'm calling myself a marathoner on Sunday.""Being in a 2:25-shape sets me up for the podium.""My longest run was 22 miles and I ran marathon pace up to 18 miles.""I will compete, not time-trial."

NYC MARATHON 2010 - Press conference: US Men

Dathan Ritzenhein:"I have a new level of confidence.""I run more, I run harder but there's yet a lot to learn.I still don't understand the New Yorker cartoons."Jorge Torres:"I know the course now and...


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Deek and the natives

By Brian Metzler as featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times MagazinePerhaps no runners entered in this year’s ING New York City Marathon have come as far as Charlie Maher, Juan Darwin, Joseph Davies and Caleb Hart.Geographically speaking, the quartet traveled more than 10,000 miles on Monday to get to the Big Apple. But their journey is considerably more far-reaching than the 20-hour...


NYC bound: Mara Yamauchi

By Joe Battaglia, Universal Sports Now 10 marathons into her career, Great Britain's Mara Yamauchi will be one of the more experienced runners in the field at the ING New York City Marathon. She spoke to Universal Sports about what she has learned and her expectations for the race on Sunday.Read the interview here.

NYC bound: James Kwambai

By Mutwiri Mutuota for The StandardTwice, James Kwambai has played the bridesmaid in epic marathons and as he prepares to compete at Sunday’s race at the Big Apple.Kwambai comes to the New York Marathon, the last of the called ‘Big Five’ this year as the third fastest runner over the distance with his 2:04:27 career best. That’s half the story though.At last year’s...


Meanwhile somewhere in NYC...


News conference recap: Meb

by NYRRDefending men’s champion Meb Keflezighi is ready to compete against the best of the best Sunday in the 41st annual ING New York City Marathon. In a press conference Tuesday, Keflezighi told a crowd of media from around the world he is fit, feeling strong and excited to join a small group of marathoners who’ve successfully defended their New York titles. “As always,...


The Adidas Haile NYC 2010

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Coach Larsen on Meb

Does it matter in terms of Meb's preparation for this race who is in the field and who isn't?I think that last year was the best field that they've had up until this year, and obviously that turned out real well. You still have to run your race regardless of who else is in the field and Meb's best races have come when he's patient and he's run his race. He'll try to...


Just do it

Mzungo says: Just do it. If you can't, you may find some advice here.What's the best reason to date a marathon runner?That’s easy: we’re hot, in great shape, and have stamina.I'm totally turned on by the runners I see at the park near my house, but they’re gone so fast — what's the best way to pick one up?Wait for a hot weekend, then set up...


The fast dinosaurs of running

"We're all ancient!"Hendrick Ramaala on Haile, Paul Tergat and himself. How cool would it have been to have Paul in the race?


Press conference: the US women

Shalane Flanagan:"I'm calling myself a marathoner on Sunday.""Being in a 2:25-shape sets me up for the podium.""My longest run was 22 miles and I ran marathon pace up to 18 miles.""I will compete, not time-trial."

Press conference: the American men

Dathan Ritzenhein:"I have a new level of confidence.""I run more, I run harder but there's yet a lot to learn.I still don't understand the New Yorker cartoons."Jorge Torres:"I know the course now and...


Kids, we've got you covered


The perfect stride - Can Alberto Salazar straighten out American distance running?

by Jennifer Kahn for TheNewYorkerIf on Sunday, November 7th, you watch the New York City Marathon, chances are that one of the first things you’ll see is a pack of emaciated-looking men hurtling down the street at a little over twelve miles an hour, or about four minutes and fifty-five seconds a mile. To the onlooker, they will be an incomprehensible blur: a stampede of...


NYC bound: Haile

"I always looked for where is the best marathon to break the record. ... Berlin, it was a good course, and Amsterdam is a good course. London and Dubai as well. (But) since I started the marathon, New York was the marathon I wanted to run. New York is a place to win, and you don't need to break a record. In New York, winning is enough."

For Elite Runners, Baby Steps Can Take Precedence

By KAREN CROUSE for the NYTPACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Gone were the sinus infections that plagued Blake Russell during the final months of her pregnancy, the additional 40 pounds she packed on her 5-foot-5 frame, the awkwardness she felt when she resumed running five weeks after the birth of her son, the raccoon eyes from sleep deprivation.Less than a month before she was due to...


NYC: it's not just about the happening

"The New York City Marathon is a spectacle. It’s what people my age used to call a happening. The helicopters, the thundering horde crossing the Verrazano, the kids slapping your hands as you pass them in Brooklyn, the throng cheering as you tumble down the Queensboro ramp onto First Avenue and the stadiumlike scene as you approach the finish line in...


How to follow the NYC action

New York Road Runners (NYRR) will present an expanded line-up of options to help fans enjoy the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7. Race watchers can take advantage of the event's first iPhone / iPad applications and improved SMS text alerts, plus a live, five-hour race broadcast on WNBC and two-hour same day national coverage on NBC...


NYC bound: Mary Keitany

Chris Musumba reports for DailyNationSalina Kosgei, the 2009 Boston Marathon champion, must be dreading the arrival of Sunday. For a long time her training partner, world 25km record holder Mary Keitany, has envied her exploits. Keitany has successfully carved a niche in half marathon and Kosgei stood out in full marathon but, for the first time, they will meet in...


NYC bound: Shalane Flanagan

"I hadn't realized how hilly something like the last four miles was. Riding in the truck, I remember thinking, ‘Oh, this is a significant hill, right on Fifth Ave,' before going into the park, but didn't really realize until running (it) how hard it's going to be."Read the full interview HERE.

Not NYC bound: Kara Goucher

"One thing I did before Boston that I wish I had done before New York was some long, steady runs on hillier parts of the course. New York is a tough course, and it would have been nice to be a little more prepared for its challenges.In the last three miles I was hurting like I’d never hurt before in a race. I wanted to quit so badly, and if there hadn’t been so many people...


NYC bound: Meb

“I’ve done it before, why can’t I do it again? Anything I do is frosting on the cake, but I want to see how long and how far my talent can take me.” Read the full story HERE.


mzungo exclusive: Hendrick Ramaala interview

Hendrick Ramaala: The honorable emperor will be in town!mzungo: Haha, indeed, he [Haile Gebreselassie] will. What does the presence of Haile mean for the NYC Marathon?All the pressure will be on him. It will be different than in previous years. Everybody will be watching him. It’s good for us. What’s Haile gonna do?I don’t know. It’s his first...


Tadese Tola finishes second in Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon

VIA ethiosports.comEthiopian marathon runner Tadese Tola, who turned 23 today, finishes second in the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon behind winner Wilson Kipsang of Kenya who shattered the course record.Tadese was well prepared for the race running 180-200 kilometers a week in Addis Ababa and he wanted to celebrate his birthday with a victory run under 2:06....


Frankfurt Marathon - Quotes from the Winners

VIA runnersweb.comWilson Kipsang (2:04:57): "Following my preparation for this race, I was really ready to compete, expected tough competition and felt at a high quality (of fitness). My targets were to get a PB, a new course record and to go under 2:05 -- I've attained them all and I'm really happy.(The 62:38 first half was faster than the 63:00 target) when we crossed the...


BMW 2011 title sponsor of the Frankfurt Marathon

THIS ARTICLE IS TRANSLATED VIA GOOGLE TRANSLATORBMW Germany on Sunday announced details of its offensive in the Running: From 2011, BMW "Official sponsor of the Frankfurt Marathon. The partnership with the organizers motion events is applied to several years, extending the commitment of BMW in this sport. Recently, the company had already announced that starting next year to promote...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - Fast Kenyan double in Frankfurt; 2:04:57 and 2:23:25

VIA IAAF.ORGWilson Kipsang became the ninth Kenyan champion in succession at the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday (31), running 2:04:57, the third fastest time in the world this year.Caroline Kilel completed yet another day of dominance for the East African nation as she ran 2:23:25 for the women’s title, improving her personal best by almost two minutes...


Nairobi Marathon

"The results bolster the belief that out of Rift Valley, there is always something new, and faster. And we had better accept that, in road race especially in endurance terms, athletes from the region are likely to be faster than anything the rest of Kenya...


After Delhi, Kiplagat now seeks world record

DANIEL KOMEN for the Daily NationHe was branded a new kid on the block when he lined up against some of the world’s best track athletes at the 17th Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Nairobi in July.This was despite having posted an impressive 3:29.27, season best, in the four-lap 1,500m race earlier.In Delhi this month, Silas Kiplagat...


The Foam Roller

by Hamish Abbie for NZrun.comAfter a long run don’t you just wish there was some way to iron out those tired, achy muscles?Having a foam roller is like having your own live-in masseuse. They are arguably the most effective and easy-to-use tool available for releasing muscle tension and increasing the range of movement in a muscle. But like most pieces...


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Frankfurt: Wilson Kipsang 2:04:57 !

1 1 8 » Kipsang, Wilson (KEN) MH 02:04:57 02:04:57 2 2 7 » Tola, Tadese (ETH) MH 02:06:31 02:06:31 3 3 12 » Chelimo, Elias (KEN) MH 02:07:04 02:07:04 4 4 14 » Sanga, Philip (KEN) MH 02:07:11 02:07:11 5 5 29 » Chepyegon, Daniel (UGA) MH 02:08:24 02:08:24 6 6 40 » Maregu, Terefe (ETH) MH 02:09:03 02:09:03 7 7 42 » Rutto, Ronald (KEN) MH 02:09:17 02:09:17 8 8 4 » Keitany, Elijah (KEN) MH 02:09:19 02:09:19 9 9 25 » Kiplagat, Evans (KEN) MH 02:10:07 02:10:07 10 10 17 »...


All-time Top10 Men Marathon

1 2:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 18.04.73 1 Berlin 28.09.20082 2:04:26 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 18.04.73 1 Berlin 30.09.20073 2:04:27 Duncan Kipkemboi Kibet KEN 25.04.78 1 Rotterdam 05.04.20093 2:04:27 James Kipsang Kwambai KEN 28.02.83 2 Rotterdam 05.04.20095 2:04:48 Patrick Makau KEN 02.03.85 1 Rotterdam 11.04.20106 2:04:53 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 18.04.73 1 Dubai 18.01.20087 2:04:55 Paul Tergat KEN 17.06.69 1 Berlin 28.09.20037 2:04:55 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 07.10.81 2 Rotterdam 11.04.20109...


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Raymond Bett Kimutai breaks Athens Classic Marathon record

By Graham Wood, ATHENS (Reuters) - Raymond Bett Kimutai led a Kenyan sweep and set an event record for the 28th Athens Classic Marathon (ACM) on Sunday as Greece celebrated the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.The 26-year-old accelerated away from race favourite and compatriot...


Marine Corps

With a strong effort just past the 20 mile mark, Air Force 2nd Lt.. Jacob Bradosky broke up a pack of four to win the 35th Marine Corps Marathon Sunday in 2:23:30 seconds."I was told to run the first 20 miles with my head and the last six with my heart," Bradosky, "and that works very well."Janet Cherobon, from Kenya, dominated the women's field, finishing first in 2:42:38....


Nairobi marathon: Organisers to take extra security precautions

By CHRIS MUSUMBAIn the wake of security concerns over use of Nyayo National Stadium, organisers of Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon have moved to assure athletes and fans of their safety during Sunday’s race.Senior Police Superintendent Leonard Katana said adequate security arrangements have been made for cars, athletes and other invited guests.Katana also announced the closure of...


All sysytems go for Soweto run

The 2010 Soweto Marathon has passed the 1 700 mark in race entries and athletes still wishing to enter for the November 7 road race, can do so at the Maponya and Jabulani Malls in Soweto this weekend.With a victory purse of R100 000 to the top male and female athlete in the open category, the stakes are high as the country's leading long distance stars...


Nike’s new exploration: Cryotherapy

by DOUG BINDERAlberto Salazar has always embraced new technology as a way to minimize injuries, stay on target, and gain a competitive edge.The altitude tent (and altitude training in general). The Alter-G treadmill. The underwater treadmill. Those are some of the examples.And now, welcome to the world of cryotherapy.There is a new thing at Nike called a...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - ‘Lucky sevens' the ones to watch in Frankfurt

Andy Edwards for the IAAFKenya’s Wilson Kipsang delivered an apt summary of the quality of the men’s field for Sunday’s Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon when he likened the last few days of build-up to awaiting an important academic examination.The Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.“For me, it’s a great privilege to run with...


Frankfurt Marathon 2009


FRANKFURT MARATHON - 19 Men with PBs of sub 2:10 in Sunday’s race

VIA frankfurt-marathon.comThe amazing development of recent years seems set to continue in Sunday’s Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon. With 19 men featuring personal bests of sub 2:10 and eight of them having run faster than 2:07:15 last year’s world-class course record from Gilbert Kirwa (Kenya/2:06:14) will be targeted. If weather conditions are fine the...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - Listen to the Stars of the Race

Listen to the Stars of the Race: Listen to what the big favourites of the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon say, when interviewed by Andy Edwards before the race. They are talking about their form and what sort of times we could expect on Sunday.CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO WILSON KIPSANGCLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SYLVESTER TEIMET

FRANKFURT MARATHON - Course map

In 2009 the Kenyan runner Gilbert Kirwa achieved with a time of 2:06:14 the course record. After Berlin Frankfurt is the second fastest Marathon in Germany in the year 2009. The women`s course record is currently 2:25.12, run by the Russian runner Alevtina Biktimirova. The track basically takes course on wide main roads. Its very even, because...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - Quotes from Leading Athletes at the Press Conference

VIA runnersweb.comMENWilson Kipsang (Kenya/2:07:10) "I was very happy with my marathon debut in Paris. This race in Frankfurt will be a big challenge for me because the field is very strong. Some runners have faster times than me but that's also a challenge. I expect the race to be fast and have set three goals for myself: first of all, I want to run a personal best,...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - Cierpinski junior and the other Germans...

THIS TEXT IS AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORAt the Frankfurt Marathon are the black-red-gold hopes on the classic route at Falk Cierpinski. He may not put the bar on Main is too high. His great goal is London 2012.Waldemar Cierpinski says in substance, that a marathon runner on a direct route to your destination never succeeded. This...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - The pride of the Nations!

THIS TEXT IS AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORBetween the skyscrapers Kenyans run against Ethiopians not only to win, but much more. It's about huge sums of money - and the pride of the runners Nations.Christoph Kopp, the runner-scene a "knack" in reputed. Often enough the 62-year-olds trained eye or a quick chat in order to investigate,...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - Ethiopia VS Kenya

THIS TEXT IS AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATOROn Sunday in the 29th Frankfurt Plays the oldest city marathon in Germany starts should tumble records. By Friday were 977 messages before 11th According to Race Director Jo Schindler, the odds are so good that the stragglers from the previous record of 12 614 runners will be cracked with the. "We...


Meanwhile in Frankfurt...

Picture by Falk Cierpinski 


Eddy Hellebuyck the cheater (one of the few caught ones)

An American marathon champion, suspended six years ago from the sport for doping, finally reveals the truth behind the charges—and why he now hopes to redeem himself.Read the story by John Brant HERE


Ritzenhein learned his lessons in New York in 2006

By Joe Battaglia, Universal Sports Can you talk about your first time running the New York City Marathon?I took some bruises that first time in 2006. I learned the hard lessons that a lot of people learn at some point in their marathon careers. I completely ran out of gas, just ran out of fuel. The body only has a certain amount of energy in it, and I basically didn't take in enough....


Despite Money, Medals and Records, Gebrselassie Remains Motivated

By JERÉ LONGMANHaile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia has no chance of lowering his world record on the tough, undulating course at the New York City Marathon, but that does not mean he is finished, even at age 37, with attempting to limbo under his current mark of 2 hours 3 minutes 59 seconds.“We have to be realistic; we know there are not...


Gebrselassie headlines Tokyo Marathon

World record holder Haile Gebrselassie will headline next year's Tokyo Marathon after race organizers on Friday named the Ethiopian among invited runners for the Feb. 27 race.The 37-year-old Gebrselassie rewrote his own world record with a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 59 seconds at the Berlin Marathon in 2008. He will be racing in his first marathon in...


FRANKFURT MARATHON - Last years race...


NYC bound: Team Portland


NYC and Tokyo bound: Haile

Yes, that's correct, Haile G is running the Tokyo Marathon on February 27, 2011.“He’s the most accomplished distance runner in the world; he can do what he wants. He supersedes the sport.”Dathan Ritzenhein in a NYT story on Haile G (follow link to read the whole story)

NYC bound: Viktor Röthlin

Zürich, Switzerland, Weltklasse reports - European Champion Viktor Röthlin is all set for the 2010 ING New York Marathon on 7 November. The Swiss marathon star had little time to prepare, but was able to complete three test races - two half marathons and a 10-mile run - successfully.Röthlin is looking forward to running the second marathon of his 2010 season: “I am excited to be able...


Paul Tergat receives Abebe Bikila award

New York, USA, NYRR report - Paul Tergat of Kenya, the winner of the 2005 ING New York City Marathon in the race’s closest finish has been named the recipient of the 2010 Abebe Bikila Award presented by New York Road Runners.Tergat will be presented with the award before the start of the Continental Airlines International Friendship Run during ING New York City Marathon weekend on...


Nairobi Marathon: A LOT more talent than NYC

By CHRIS MUSUMBA, cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comForget the lotteries and mobile phone wars to reward loyalty with money. Sunday will give over 14,000 people who have registered for this year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon a chance to become instant millionaires...


Meanwhile in Central Park...


MZUNGO MILE Heidelberg

Monday evening at sunset in the medieval town of Heidelberg. Six runners are gathering for another glorious MZUNGO MILE.When the gun went off, three athletes immediately gapped the rest of the field. Running with ridiculous speed, the racers left flabbergasted tourists, drunk students and veering cars in their dust.Kicking the...


NYC bound: US women fighting for the first title in 33 years

By SOPHIA HOLLANDER for WSJMiki Gorman did not lift her arms when she crossed the finish line first at the New York City marathon in 1976. She didn't have the strength."I used up all my energy," said Ms. Gorman, who left Japan in 1964 and became an American citizen a few years later. Crowds cheered Ms. Gorman to two straight victories in 1976 and 1977. And then they never...


Las Vegas Marathon: more strip

By PATRICK EVERSON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNALThe Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon almost certainly will have more participants this year.And those participants will get to run on even more of Las Vegas Boulevard than last year. In fact, the half-marathon will be contested almost entirely on the city's most famous stretch of road, along with about half of...


NYC bound: Haile - Flotrack part 3

Track and Field Videos on Flotrack


NYC bound: Simon Bairu

Simon wrote the below for the NewYorkTimesSometimes it is about the journey and not the destination. The destination for me and my two teammates, Shalane Flanagan and Tim Nelson, is the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7, but Aug. 1 marked the start of our journey.As we drove along the scenic route from Reno, Nev., to Mammoth Lakes, Calif., to start our six-week training camp, I could sense a feeling of excitement and anticipation within the group. We were about to embark on something...


NYC bound: Mara Yamauchi

After the volcanically caused travel disaster getting to London, this time Mara travels much earlier. Read the full story here.


mzungo.org exclusive - Dublin Marathon 2010 - Moses Kibet @ Mile 24


mzungo.org exclusive - Dublin Marathon 2010


mzungo.org exclusive - Dublin Marathon 2010 - Tatiana Arashova wins Dublin City Marathon 2010


mzungo.org exclusive - Dublin Marathon 2010 - Moses Kibet wins in course record time!


TOP 30 - Dublin Marathon 2010

1 Moses Kangogo Kibet Ken MS 1 00:31:11 01:05:22 01:32:24 02:08:58 02:08:582 Fikadu Kedir Eth MS 2 00:31:10 01:05:22 01:32:24 02:09:44 02:09:443 Mourice Mutinda Musyoki Ken MS 3 00:31:09 01:05:22 01:32:24 02:10:25 02:10:254 Chesoo Jonathan Kipchirchir Ken MS 4 00:31:09 01:05:22 01:32:24 02:10:27 02:10:275 Aleksey Sokolov Rus MS 5 00:31:09 01:05:22 01:32:24 02:10:31 02:10:316 Andriy Toptun Ukr MS 6 00:31:38 01:07:15 01:35:28 02:13:33 02:13:337 Tomas Abyu Gbr M100 1 00:31:38 01:06:42 01:35:06...


Team USA Arizona @ A1 Mountain Road, October Long Run


Chemweno wins Ndalat Gaa race

By JONATHAN KOMEN jkomen@ke.nationmedia.comWorld cross country sensation Gladys Chemweno on Saturday outclassed former Amsterdam Marathon champion Magdaline Chemjor to win the eight-kilometre crown at the second edition of Ndalat Gaa cross-country in Nandi North meeting.Chemweno, who dominated the leader board at the Sh1m Athletics Kenya jackpot early this...


Sokolov sights on a hat-trick

By Lindie NaughtonCourse record holder Aleksey Sokolov from Russia will go for a hat-trick of victories when he lines out for Monday's Lifestyle Sports adidas Dublin Marathon.Sokolov first won the race in 2006 and a year later repeated that win with a stunning time of two hours, nine minutes and 10 seconds.This time was the first sub-2:10 recorded in Dublin.It knocked...


DUBLIN MARATHON: National Marathon Championships Monday

The Woodie’s DIY National Marathon Championships take place on Bank Holiday Monday next October 25th around Dublin City and its suburbs. It will be the eighth time the National Marathon Championships will be incorporated into the Dublin City Marathon. This year’s race promises to be another highly competitive race, with the men’s course record holder Alexey...


Formula to run the perfect marathon

By Richard AlleyneThe researcher has worked out a mathematical model that calculates how much carbohydrate each individual runner needs to eat in order to stop their body reserves running out during the race.Hitting the wall occurs when those stored carbohydrates are completely depleted, forcing the body to start burning fat.When that happens, the...


Chosunilbo Chuncheon Marathon: Merga takes on defending champion Wami

Mirko Jalava for the IAAFThe 65th edition of the Chosunilbo Chuncheon Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Race, features a strong field of elite men. 28-year-old Mulugeta Wami returns to Chuncheon to defend his 2009 title from this race. Wami won a tight race clocking 2:09:50 last season.But this year’s race is a high standard with several athletes with a personal...


25th Venice Marathon this weekend

TRANSLATED BY GOOGLE - SOURCEBig news at the twenty-fifth edition of the Venice Marathon - Trofeo Casinò di Venezia, which will take place Sunday, Oct. 24, with a new route that will cross over to Piazza San Marco in Venice, including Piazza Ferretto Mestre, ideally combining the heart of both cities.The runners will then next to the column of San Todaro, then walk a lap of honor in Piazza San Marco, the Museo Correr, the Caffè Florian, all Procuratie, the Basilica Marciana and the Clock...


Controversy over Mara race

By CHRIS MUSUMBAControversy over the Kenya Airways Masai Mara marathon deepened on Friday when directors of the Olchorro Oirowua Wild Life Trust, the event’s venue, pulled out.The Trust chairman, Saiyalel Ole Kuluo, confirmed it was because of failure by the race organisers to honour the pledges agreed on last year, which has prompted them to opt out.Some of the...


Ryan Hall Leaves Mammoth Track Club

via wpblogs.runningtimes.comRyan and Sara Hall have left their longtime training group, the Mammoth Track Club. They no longer appear on the group’s roster, and a source close to the Halls has confirmed their departure. That source says that the Halls, currently on vacation in Europe Central America, will make a formal announcement later.Update: RW‘s Peter Vigneron has more details, such...


Hall Splits With Coach and Will Leave Mammoth

By LIZ ROBBINSRyan Hall, who set records as the fastest American-born marathoner before struggling this fall, has left his longtime coach, Terrence Mahon.Hall and his wife, Sara, who also trained with Mahon at the Mammoth Track Club in Mammoth, Calif., for nearly five years, have not yet announced a new coach, but they will be moving from...


No Shortcuts To Being Olympic Marathon Champ

By LetsRun.com2004 Olympic marathon champ Stefano Baldini's career is now over and the IAAF had a nice piece last week on the great Italian's great career: A Look Back At Stefano Baldini's Glorious Career. The article mentioned that during his career, Baldini "ran about 180,000 kilometres in both training and competition covering a distance which is four and a half...


26.2 reasons why you just gotta love Dublin

via irishtimes.comFrom the elite athletes to the charity fancy dress runners, from the first-timers to the long-timers the desire to make that finishing line on Monday is just part of the thrill of it all, writes IAN O'RIORDAN AFTER 31 years it’s bigger and better than ever, and time for my top 26.2 reasons for loving the Dublin Marathon ....


DUBLIN MARATHON: Marathon crackdown on pacemaking

By Tom O'RiordanIrish athletes have been warned they will be disqualified if they are found to benefit from any illegal pacemaking in Monday's Dublin Marathon.The warning has been issued by the Dublin Marathon Committee and Athletics Ireland and is directed at those competing in the Irish Championship, which is being run in conjunction with the international event.They have been made aware of rules whereby...


DUBLIN MARATHON: Annual city marathon runs into record books

VIA independent.ieTHIS year's Dublin city marathon, which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, is the most popular on record.More than 13,000 runners, who have put in months of training, will line out for the 31st Lifestyle Sports-Adidas marathon, which makes the event one of the "friendliest" marathons in the world.Despite the global recession, more than 74 countries will be represented on Monday, while the...


Blog Roll: Ryan Hall on self coaching

I believe we are all dynamic individuals and thus change is an inevitable part of life. Recently, I prayerfully decided that it was time for me to make a change in my running career and withdrawal from the Mammoth Track Club. Sara and I are extremely grateful for all that our coach, teammates, and town have invested in us over the past five years, but it is time to take the next step. This...


LA Half: subelites will make the race

Mario Fraioli for CompetitorThe biggest names taking part in the celebrity-laced Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon aren’t the elite athletes, but that doesn’t mean the races at the front of the field on Sunday morning won’t be competitive.Former UCLA standout Drew Shackleton is the hometown favorite, as the Los Angeles resident will step to the starting line with...


Registration reopened for Nairobi Marathon

By CHRIS MUSUMBAOver 9,000 athletes have already registered for the eighth edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi International marathon that will be held on October 31.The number is 6000, short of the target and this has prompted the organisers to extend the registration deadline to next Tuesday.Deadline for registration had earlier been set...


Meb: I feel like I am ready to run faster than last year.

By Joe Battaglia, Universal Sports To hear Meb Keflezighi tell it, his triumphant run through the Five Boroughs in last autumn's ING New York City Marathon was a dream come true. But the year of prosperity that has come as a result of that victory, has far exceeded his wildest expectations."So many great things have happened since New York," Keflezighi said. "It is...


Ramaala to focus on ASA responsibilities

via supersport.com Hendrick Ramaala will put his athletics career on temporary hold while he focuses on his new role as assistant administrator of Athletics SA (ASA).Board member Ramaala was chosen to run the ASA office earlier this month after Ray Mali was whisked away to help the troubled Gauteng Cricket Board, and his assistant, Boland Athletics CEO...


Sammy Mugo aiming for Beijing Marathon title defens

Pat Butcher for the IAAFOne week after the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, the distance running focus remains in China with the 30th Anniversary edition of the Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label event. And the likelihood, as with Wilson Kiprop in Nanning, is that a Kenyan will win in the Chinese capital.The favourite, both by dint of his...


Merga takes on defending champion Wami at the Chosunilbo Chuncheon Marathon

Maybe you wonder where Chosunilbo Chuncheon is. It's in Korea. Here's the full story.


Shaheen at Great South Run

Joseph Ebuya and Saif-Saeed Shaheen, both World champions, head a glittering men’s field at the 21st Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth on Sunday, which will also see three current Olympic, European and Commonwealth gold medallists in action.Kenyan Ebuya, the reigning IAAF World Cross Country champion, and Qatar's Shaheen, a two-time World 3000 metres...


Blog Roll - Lee Merrien

CWG 10k ResultIt was a pretty brutal race on Monday, where i finished 14th in 30.18. Again much like the 5k the race was not one in which I was likely to run a fast time, the temparature was 29c at the start of the race and again fairly humid. It would have been easy to just say I didn't have a good race but actually on assessment...


Des Moines Marathon: James Kirwa smashes course record

by desmoinesregister.comJames Kirwa’s journey to reach the Des Moines Marathon start line Sunday morning might have been more difficult than smashing the course record.Kirwa shook off a difficult day of travel Saturday and a frantic rush to the start to shatter the Des Moines Marathon course record by more than 8 minutes. Kirwa, in his...


Blog Roll - Jeff Hunt

WOW!!! That was by far the toughest race I have ever had to run. There was no way back after my legs had decided they'd had enough. I do not have an answer for what happened. All I know is that my race was done by around 19km. No matter how much I tried, I could not hold my position and continued to drift back through the field to finish 13th in 2:25:03.First off, let me congratulate Michael...


NYC bound: Heidi Westover

by Joe Battaglia for UniversalsportsHeidi Westover, a native of New Hampshire, is one of the country's elite road racers, but largely flies under the radar as she balances her running with her career as a grammar-school teacher.Judging by her 2:35:02 PR in 2009's Vermont City Marathon and he 2010 results, she is doing a pretty good job.This season, she has finished 10th in the U.S....


Not NYC bound: Blake Russell, Antonio Vega and Rosaria Console

The three injured elites are unable to compete at NYC Marathon on November 7.


How to Push Past the Pain, as the Champions Do

By Gina Kolata for the NYTimesMy son, Stefan, was running in a half marathon in Philadelphia last month when he heard someone coming up behind him, breathing hard.To his surprise, it was an elite runner, Kim Smith, a blond waif from New Zealand. She has broken her country’s records in shorter distances and now she’s running half marathons. She...


Haile Gebrselassie Road to NYC Marathon: Part 2, Track Shack

Flotrack takes you inside the house of the world's greatest distance runner, Haile Gebrselassie. Haile shows you around the grounds of his beautiful home and shows off his awards that he has earned over his professional career. Stay tuned next Monday for Part 3 of the series.Haile will be running his first ever NYC Marathon on November 7, 2010.Track and Field Videos on Flotrack

NYC bound: Christelle Daunay

TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORChristelle Daunay already de France record holder in the marathon, set a new record of France's half-marathon, winning in 1 hour 08 min 34 sec, Sunday at the trial of Reims.Daunay, who prepares the New York Marathon where she will be one of the contenders on November 7, has cleared the shelves Nadia Prasad who held the national...


BMW 2011 new title sponsor of the BERLIN-MARATHON

TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORNew Title Sponsor of the BERLIN-MARATHON 2011 BMW Germany. "We are delighted that BMW wants to use the potential of running for and supported the 2011 Berlin Marathon. I am sure that BMW would put a premium partner of the BERLIN-MARATHON many other attractive accents, Rüdiger Otto, CEO of SCC-RUNNING said at a press conference with the Governing...


IRELAND: Gerry Farnham Mens Cross Country Race Start 2010


IRELAND: Gerry Farnham Mens Cross Country 2010 Finish


Gerry Farnan Cross Country Dublin

VIA athleticsireland.ieA rejuvenated Fionnuala Britton gave a truly sparkling performance to win the women’s event at the Gerry Farnan Memorial Cross-Country carnival in the Phoenix Park today, sprinting away form the large field to win by margin of 66 seconds.It was the Britton of old, the woman that took the silver medal in the European U 23 event a...


Blog Roll - Simon Bairu

The Long Road to New YorkSimon Bairu, 27, will make his marathon debut in New York on Nov. 7. He won the 2005 and ‘06 N.C.A.A. cross-country titles at Wisconsin and hold the Canadian record for 10,000 meters at 27 minutes 23.63 seconds. He ran 1:02:08 in finishing fifth in the Philadelphia half-marathon in September.On Nov. 7, I will run my first marathon. At 26.2 miles, it is a journey that will...


8 hours after opening registration Boston Marathon is sold out

"Registration is closed for the 2011 Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon does not have a waiting list, late registration on race weekend, or race day registration.The names of all official entrants will soon be published on the B.A.A. web site.Please note that bib numbers are not transferable. Those attempting to transfer their bib numbers, as well as those in receipt of a transfered entry, will...


Boston Mania: word on the street

A few comments from people on the letsrun.com message board:"Re-damn-diculous""This might piss a bunch of people off, but I don't think I'd be alone in saying I'm bummed that a whole lot of sub-2:40 guys and sub-3:00 girls are missing out because the thing got filled by thousands of 3:05 dudes.OK fine, even I hate myself for that last...


In Pictures: Amsterdam Marathon

Pictures by GETTY IMAGES 


32nd Eurasia Marathon 2010 - Vincent Kiplagat

Hürriyet Daily NewsKenyan and Ethiopian athletes dominated the professional races in the Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul Sunday, with thousands of amateur athletes also running the world’s only intercontinental course.Kenya’s Vincent Kiplagat won the men’s competition, while Ethiopians swept the medals in the women’s in...


Maraton International Bucuresti 2010 - Duncan Koech 2:13:59

Kenya's Duncan Koech has won the Bucharest City Marathon on Sunday, with fellow Kenyans taking second and third place, in a race that saw new records set for men and women.Kenya's Duncan Koech has won the Bucharest City Marathon on Sunday, with fellow Kenyans taking second and third place, in a race that saw new records set for men and women.Koech finished...


NYC bound: Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan has yet to run a marathon, but she has already felt the electric energy that envelops race morning. Flanagan rose before dawn along with the runners of the 2009 Boston Marathon to make sure she could ride in the press truck that is driven...


World Halfmarathon Championchip 2010 Nanning - Men´s Race


Wilson Kiprop!

Bob Ramsak for the IAAFAfter an epic battle over the final two kilometres, Wilson Kiprop of Kenya upset Zersenay Tadese to take the men’s title at the IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, China, today (16).Kiprop’s victory in 1:00:07 was the first for Kenya at these championships since 2004, and more significantly put an end to...


Meanwhile in Delhi just below an Aussie Commonwealth Games apartment....

Yes, that's a flying washing machine.


Half Marathon Worlds - Nanning 2010 - TOP 25

1 247 Wilson Kiprop KEN 1:00:07 .2 224 Zersenay Tadese ERI 1:00:11 .3 249 Sammy Kirop Kitwara KEN 1:00:22 .4 248 Silas Kipruto KEN 1:01:03 .5 225 Samuel Tsegay ERI 1:01:13 (SB)6 250 Titus Kwemoi Masai KEN 1:01:24 .7 231 Lelisa Desisa ETH 1:01:28 .8 230 Birhanu Bekele ETH 1:01:28 (PB)9 243 Tomoya Onishi JPN 1:01:31 (PB)10 251 Moses Cheruiyot Mosop KEN 1:01:31 .11 222 Tewelde Estifanos ERI 1:01:40 (PB)12 245 Tsuyoshi Ugachi JPN 1:01:49 (PB)13 223 Amanuel Mesel ERI 1:02:07...


Kenyans claim rare double at IAAF World meet

By CHRIS MUSUMBA and IAAF cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comAfrica 10,000m champion Wilson Kiprop on Saturday ended Zersenay Tadese’s four-year reign as the world’s premiere Half Marathoner as Kenyans continued posting brilliant track results across the globe.Kiprop claimed the title at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, while Florence Kiplagat...


RESULTS - Amsterdam Half Marathon 2010 - TOP 25

1 15664 Huw Lobb London 1e Mrecr 1:09:43 1:09:42 2 15694 Julien Salamun Genève 2e Mrecr 1:10:37 1:10:34 3 15872 John Eves Blackrock, Co Dublin 3e Mrecr 1:10:39 1:10:36 4 15486 Ben Shearer London 4e Mrecr 1:10:52 1:10:50 5 15692 Lee Piercy Bournemouth 5e Mrecr 1:11:17 1:11:14 6 28347 Anton Costeris Nederland 6e Mrecr 49:20 1:11:18 7 15783 Paul Lockwood Wakefield 7e Mrecr 1:11:24 1:11:22 8 15731 Tuomas Tervo Helsinki 8e Mrecr 1:12:09 1:11:33 9 15841 Miguel Sanabria Atienza Cuenca 9e...


NYC bound: Ritz

Jere Longman for The New York TimesThe morning sky was as clean and blue as a gas flame. Thin clouds hung like a fleecy collar over the Sandia Mountains, as if to warm against the lingering chill, as Dathan Ritzenhein set out for his run on feet that were famously fast and brittle.He will be among the favorites at the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7, and is...


RESULTS - Amsterdam Marathon 2010 - TOP 30 MEN

1 5 Getu Feleke Ethiopië 1e Msen 2:05:44 2:05:43 2 11 Wilson Chebet Kenia 2e Msen 2:06:12 2:06:10 3 2 Chala Dechase Ethiopië 3e Msen 2:07:23 2:07:22 4 17 Cherkos Feleke Ethiopië 4e Msen 2:07:29 2:07:28 5 10 Hailu Mekonnen Ethiopië 5e Msen 2:07:37 2:07:36 6 4 Shakdrack Kiplagat Kenia 6e Msen 2:07:56 2:07:54 7 7 Daniel Kosgei Kenia 7e Msen 2:08:45 2:08:44 8 3 Jackson Kotut Kenia 8e Msen 2:08:59 2:08:58 9 24 Kentarou Nakamoto Japan 9e Msen 2:12:38 2:12:36 10 57 Thomas Chemitei Kenia...


Gyeongju International Marathon: Dejene Yirdaw

Mirko Jalava for the IAAFToday’s 2010 Gyeongju International Marathon, Korea (17) was run in good weather conditions with the temperature at 18 C and sunny skies above. surprisingly in the men’s race many of the top names dropped out before the halfway and in the end there were only three runners fighting for the win with the rest of the field more than six...


De marathon van Amsterdam 2010: Getu Feleke - 2:05:43

TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORThe Amsterdam marathon offers young African athletes an excellent springboard to a successful career. Despite the meager budget of the capital Sunday was another course record in the lap.The newly 23-year-old Getu Feleke Amsterdam took another step higher in stature by 42 km and 195 meters in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 44 seconds to go. The...


World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday live via internet stream on IAAF

Nanning, China - The men’s and women’s elite races of the IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday 16 October will be broadcast live via internet video stream on the IAAF website. Broadcast Schedule:Saturday, 16 October 201000.00 GMT (08.00 Nanning) - Opening Ceremony00.30 GMT (08.30 Nanning)...


Half Marathon Worlds preview - Women

Nanning, China, IAAF reports – Florence Kiplagat, the 2009 World Cross Country champion, will lead a strong Kenyan squad eager to retain its grasp on both the women’s individual and team titles at the IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning on Saturday (16).At just 23, Kiplagat has made a strong and steady rise from the deep Kenyan ranks, first with...


Half Marathon Worlds preview - Men

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF from Nanning, China – When the gun sounds for the start of the men’s race at the IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday (16) morning at this southern Chinese city’s futuristic Wuxiang, or Five Elephant Square, the focus will fall squarely on one man – Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese, who will be chasing an unprecedented fifth consecutive title.Besides...


Istanbul Marathon preview

Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada for the IAAF, Istanbul, Turkey2009 winners Kasime Adilo Roba, 31 and Bizunesh Urgesa, 21, both of Ethiopia are returning to defend their titles at Sunday’s 32nd Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon (17).Urgesa will run in the company of her compatriot Ashu Kasim, 2009 runner-up, and third place winner Svetlana Demidenko-Semova from Russia. The winner of...


China denies Lemoncello a visa for this weekend's World Half

Great Britain's Andrew Lemoncello has been left baffled after he was denied a Chinese visa and, as a result, will miss this weekend's IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning.Lemoncello, who finished eighth at this year's London Marathon, revealed he has not been given a reason by the Chinese Federation for his refused entry.The US-based Scottish athlete, who was...


Next round marathon fall madness: Amsterdam

Wim van Hemert for the IAAF, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsFast times are expcted in the Amsterdam Marathon, which celebrates its 35th edition this Sunday (17). The weather forecast for the event, which is starting in the 1928 Olympic Stadium is promising. The expected temperature in sunny, nearly windless weather, will be between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius. With 31,500 entrants...


It's time for women to run faster

WSJ reportsIf you're interested in running next year's Boston Marathon, you'd better get set.Race officials say the marathon's 21,000 prized slots, which used to take six months to distribute, could be filled in a matter of days after registration opens on Monday. In fact, every spot could be taken before the ING New York City Marathon—the nation's largest—takes...


Kenyan double at Worlds Half!

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF, Nanning, China When Wilson Kiprop claimed the World title today (16) at the IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships, he not only ended Zersenay Tadese’s four year reign as the world’s premiere Half Marathoner. The 23-year-old joined his compatriot Florence Kiplagat on the top step of the Nanning podium to complete the first...


Meanwhile in Tokyo...

Read all the latest Ekiden news on JRN.


Auckand Marathon preview (Oct 31) - spring down under!

Brought to you by NZrun.comDale Warrander will start favourite over the full distance. After some top runs of late at the Aussy XC Champs, and National Road Relay, not to mention a cruise at the Legend Marathon, Knuckle will be looking for a payday, instead of a qualifying time, which he did a couple of years ago when he sneaked under the 2.18 barrier to qualify for Worlds.The race...


NYC bound: Meb

by Sophia Hollander for the WSJMebrahtom Keflezighi sat high above New York City last month, on a top floor of the Empire State Building, and countered a question with a question."What is the definition to be American?" asked the defending champion of the ING New York City Marathon, known as Meb, repeating the gentle rejoinder he has used many times, too many times, in response to...


Do it like Flanagan

by Mario Fraioli for CompetitorRunningShalane Flanagan ran up to 120 miles per week while training for her first marathon. You probably can’t do that. But you can emulate the key elements of the training philosophy she executed under the direction of her coach, Jerry Schumacher, using these three suggestions.1. Practice running tired.What makes the marathon...


Boston Marathon opens registration October 18 - qualifying times remain unaltered

Registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and will be conducted online at www.baa.org. The 115th running of the Boston Marathon will be on Monday, April 18, 2011: Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Entrants qualify for the Boston Marathon by meeting the B.A.A.'s time standards which correspond...


Ritz withdraws from Denver Half

The Denver Post reports Dathan Ritzenhein pulled out of the Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on Wednesday, saying that race organizers were unable to assemble a deep enough field on short notice with the funding they had available."We wanted to get into an actual race where we'd have other people to run against," Ritzenhein said by phone from Albuquerque, where he's training. "It turned out that with the...


What's the difference between Ethiopian and Kenyan distance running?

By JERÉ LONGMAN for the New York TimesWhen Haile Gebrselassie, the world-record holder from Ethiopia, competes in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7, he will be both a star and a growing anachronism.Gebrselassie is classically trained as a runner. He competed in cross-country and won two Olympic gold medals on the track at 10,000 meters before turning his full attention to the...


Izumo Ekiden race report and results

With starting temperatures an unseasonable 27 degrees, Waseda University head coach Yasuyuki Watanabe finally put it together Oct. 11 with the biggest success of his career, a sleek and scintillating course record win at the 22nd Izumo Ekiden. Despite a slight edge on paper over rivals Komazawa University and Nittai University, Watanabe's history of drilling...


Blog Roll: Sage Canaday "Chicago in a world of hurt"

They say “Racing the mile is like burning yourself with a flame-whereas racing a marathon is like slowly roasting yourself over coals.” This “roasting” seems to crop up mostly after the 20 mile mark….it is what some might call “the last 10k death march.” In my younger days, I used to flat-out dread racing a 10k on the...


Kenya marathon double on final day of Delhi Games

By Allan Kelly (AFP) Kenya won both the men's and women's marathon races on the final day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday to pip Australia as top power in the athletics.In testing, hot and humid conditions through the deserted streets of central New Delhi, John Kelai gave Kenya its first men's marathon title in 20 years...


In Pictures: Commonwealth Games Marathon, New Delhi


XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi: Men's Marathon Results

1 1571 KELAI John Ekiru KEN 29 DEC 1976 2:14:352 1088 SHELLEY Michael AUS 10 OCT 1983 2:15:28 0:533 1596 MATUI Amos Tirop KEN 27 MAY 1976 2:15:58 1:234 1657 TEBULO Mike MAW 5 JUN 1985 2:18:31 3:565 1905 NYONYI Samson Ramadhani TAN 25 DEC 1982 2:19:31 4:566 1033 DENT Martin AUS 8 FEB 1979 2:20:19 5:447 1689 IITA Reinhold NAM 1 JAN 1975 2:20:40 6:058 1497 YADAV Ram Singh IND 7 NOV 1980 2:21:24 6:499 1433 LYNGKHOI Bining IND 25 SEP 1986 2:23:01 8:2610 1898 GIDAHECH Shamba Gitimi TAN 31 JUL 1983...


Get your kicks: Puma Faas 300

The Puma Faas 300 is coming in the Spring of 2011. This shoe features Puma's new super-light foam technology. I seriously love this shoe, they are light, comfortable and have a style that is unlike anything else on the market. They will be available for men and women.

Andi Jones is ready for the Commonwealth Marathon!


Kebede Teases, but Tough Marathon Double Is Not in His Plans

By DAVE UNGRADYTsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia finished the Chicago Marathon in 2:06:43.Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia teased marathon manics Sunday after his second-place finish at the Chicago Marathon when he did not immediately discredit claims that he might run the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7. Kebede trails Samuel Wanjiru by 10 points in the race for the...


For Samuelson, It’s One Finish Line After the Next

By THE NEW YORK TIMESJoan Benoit Samuelson is a goal oriented woman. The 53-year-old mother and Olympic gold medalist set out to run a sub-three-hour marathon and, like she has done with so many other feats, accomplished it last Saturday when she completed the Chicago Marathon in 2:47.50. As Jere Longman reported, it was the fastest time for a...


Kenya all out to grab Marathon glory

By PHILIP ONYANGOPollution and humidity in Delhi is Kenyan marathoners’ main worry as they prepare to take on the best in the Commonwealth Marathon this morning.The Kenyan Marathon team Wednesday expressed concern about the heavy pollution in this city.Amos Tirop Matui and John Ekiru Kelai will be Kenya’s hopes for the last medal at this...


Who's the next US sub-2:10 Marathoner?

Ryan From Flotrack With major marathons around the corner here in the US (Chicago on Sunday and NYC only 4 weeks away on Nov 7th) we were wondering who the next sub-10 US guy might be. We talked to Fasil Bizuneh (2:16:47) this week who has run a marathon in a couple years but believes it can be him with training going well and winning the US 10-Mile championships a few weeks...


Haile Gebrselassie Road to NYC Marathon: Part 1, His Life

Flotrack, in association with adidas, traveled to the home of the best distance runner in history to bring you a behind the scenes look at world record holder Haile Gebrselassie as he heads into his first ever NYC Marathon. Haile lives an extraordinary life that consists of running a business, being a father and a husband, training for his professional running career and much more. In the first part of the series, Haile tells you about his life. As a child he began running to school and...


Charles Kamathi wint Marathon van Eindhoven


Molly Huddle Wins Third Straight US Road 10k Title at Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women

USATF CommunicationsAmerican record holder Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) sprinted home in 32:00 at the Tuft's Health Plan 10K for Women to win her third consecutive USA Women's 10 km title Monday. A near record field of 6,725 women started the 34th edition of the Columbus Day race, with Huddle, Katie McGregor (Saint Louis Park, Minn.), Jen...


The Tenth Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon

Story by Marc DavisA new course, yet a familiar backdrop, greeted a record field of runners at the 10th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund. This year’s event, which started in Franklin Park, and wound its way through the City of...


Kosgei clocks 2:09:00 course record in Carpi

Running in ideal conditions, Kenyan Paul Kosgei set a course record with his 2:09:00 victory at the Maratona d’Italia Memorial Enzo Ferrari from Maranello to Carpi on Sunday (10).Kosgei, the 2002 World Half Marathon champion, improved the previous Carpi record set by Haron Toroitich in 2004 by nine seconds. Running alone in the women’s race, Kenyan Hellen Mugo...


Baldini, Italian Marathon legend, retires – A look back

Diego SampaoloStefano Baldini, the Olympic Marathon champion in Athens 2004, has decided to hang up his running shoes ending a glorious career. It was the end of a long road which started in 1980 when his older brothers invited the then nine-year-old Baldini to join their running group, paving the way to his successful career. At that time the best runner in the large...


Nanning 2010 - PROVISIONAL Entry List - IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships

The Provisional Entry List for the IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships which will be held in Nanning, China, on 16 October, are available.The men's field features Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea, who will be gunning for a fifth successive title. Last March the 28-year-old set a new World record over the Half Marathon distance, clocking 58:23 in Lisbon.GET ENTRY LIST HERE

Robert Cheruiyot, Martin Lel pull out of New York City Marathon

AFP reportsFour-time Boston Marathon winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and three-time London Marathon champion Martin Lel will not run in next month's New York Marathon due to injuries, officials said Tuesday.Both Kenyans were expected to be among title contenders in the November 7 race.Lel, who won the New York crown in 2003 and 2007, will miss the...


How fast can Wanjiru run? "Fast. Really, really fast."

By Amby Burfoot, Runner's WorldLike all of us, Sammy Wanjiru is getting older and slower. But shed no tears for the Kenyan marathoner.He's only 23, to begin with. And while his 2:06:24 in Chicago this morning was slower than his course record 2:05:41 last year, it was still good enough for the win ($75,000) and a...


Key Delhi roads to be shut for CWG marathon

Major roads in the heart of the national capital would be shut from midnight to 10.30 a.m. Oct 14 for the Commonwealth Games marathon event, the Delhi Traffic Police said Monday.The participants will have to cover the 10.5-km route four times to complete the race which has an official distance of 42.195 km, police said.The route to be used for the race is Rajpath-Janpath-Rajendra Prasad Road-Red Cross Road-Parliament Street-Outer and Inner Circle (Connaught Place)-Minto Road and Deen Dayal...


Neil Renault wins 48. RWE Marathonlauf „Rund um den Essener Baldeneysee.“

Überraschungssieg beim 48. RWE Marathonlauf „Rund um den Essener Baldeneysee.“: Neil Renault aus Edinburgh blieb mit 2:18:23 Stunden deutlich unter der Marke von 2:20 Stunden, obwohl er erst seinen vierten Marathon gelaufen war.Sommerliche Temperaturen, familiäre Atmosphäre: Knapp 1650 Läufer hatten sich auf den Weg über die 42,195 Kilometer um den...


Brasher to succeed Bedford as London race director

By Mike RowbottomDave Bedford’s eventual successor as race director of the Virgin London Marathon has been named as Hugh Brasher, son of the event’s co-founder Chris Brasher.Brasher will become deputy race director at the marathon from January next year, and is due to become joint race director in 2012 before taking over the main job when Bedford - as revealed earlier this year by...


Wardian Wins 2010 ING Hartford Marathon

By LORI RILEY, lriley@courant.comMichael Wardian got off work at 7 p.m. Friday and rushed to the Baltimore airport. His plane landed in Connecticut about midnight and he was tucked in bed, sleeping on an air mattress at the home of one of the race organizers, John Barresi, at 1 a.m.He got about four hours of sleep, made it to the start of the ING Hartford Marathon...


In a thriller, Kamathi takes 2:07:38 victory in Eindhoven

Wim van Hemert for the IAAFIn a thrilling three man sprint finish, Kenyam Charles Kamathi won the 27th edition of the Eindhoven Marathon on Sunday (10) in 2:07:38. Kamathi was a split second faster than his compatriot Nicolas Chelimo Kipkorir, who was credited with the same time. Pre-race favourite Paul Biwott finished third in 2:07:40. Atsede Habtamu Besuye was...


Mulu Seboka sets new record for Melbourne Marathon

By Rahel SamuelMulu Seboka of Ethiopia won the Melbourne Marathon women’s race in a record time of 2:32.20 here today. The 27-year old Ethiopian national team member, who lives near Addis Ababa, lowered the time set by three-time Olympian Sue Hobson in 1999 by 67 seconds. Mulu’s previous victories include Toronto (2008) and Mumbai (three times) and the Perth City to Surf marathon in...


Chicago bound: more pictures


MZUNGO MILE Duesseldorf, Germany

Ironman Hawaii race day 2010, dawn. Nearly a dozen hardboiled enthusiasts gathered at that stunning location just south of Duesseldorfs Schloss Benrath where the Mzuno Mile Rhineland was going to take place. Dark blue sky, 8° Celsius, no wind, smooth tarmac: Perfect conditions for an ultra fast mile at sunrise.It took Christian Frenssen just over five...


mzungo.org exclusive - Chicago Marathon 2010 in pictures


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Men's Finish!

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Chicago Marathon 2010 - Wanjiru Wins Duel at End of Chicago Marathon

By JERÉ LONGMANThis had not been a kind year for Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya, the reigning Olympic marathon champion. He did not finish the London Marathon in the spring, complaining of an aching knee, then left a road race in Italy this summer, feeling tightness in his chest.Three weeks ago, Wanjiru contracted a stomach virus and missed several vital...


Chicago Marathon 2010 - The Science of Sport!

The Live Post from the Rumble in the Jungle Sammy Wanjiru and Liliya Shobukhova have defended their Chicago Marathon titles, won the World Marathon Major titles, and delivered two constrasting victories in the Windy (and slightly warm) city today.Below is our "live post" (which is kind of edited after the fact, thanks to a few technical gremlins), and you can follow the splits and our in-race thoughts.READ ON...

Chicago Marathon 2010 - 11 Miles in 52:24, 4:45...


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Halfway! 62:35


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 2:05:10 pace


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 15 Miles in 1:11:49


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 25 km in 1:14:29


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 17 miles in 1:21:40, 4:55 pace - One rabbit left...


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 18 miles in 1:26:31


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 30 km in 1:29:36 - The race is on...


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Kebede attack!!! Merga OUT!


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Kebede is putting the hammer down. Sammy and Feyisa Lelisa are struggling - 3 men left up front...


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 20 miles in 1:35:59


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 21 miles in 1:40:41


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 22 miles in 1:45:32


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Kebede attacks again!


Chicago Marathon 2010 - And Lelisa is gone...


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Lelisa is back... What a race!


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 24 miles in 1:55:31


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Kebede in the lead again!


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Is Sammy waiting for the kill?


Chicago Marathon 2010 - ATTACK!


Chicago Marathon 2010 - 25 miles in 2:00:36


Chicago Marathon 2010 - REFUSE TO LOSE - 2:06:24 - Wanjiru!

  

Chicago Marathon 2010 - The Results


Chicago Marathon 2010 - The Top 26


Chicago Marathon 2010 - "God gave me the strenght!"


22nd Izumo Ekiden

by Brett Larner for JRNMonday's 22nd Izumo Ekiden kicks off Japan's fall season, with some of the top university teams from the Kanto region squaring off against the best from the rest of the country over shorter distances than in any of the other major road events. An all-star team of American Ivy League alum also makes an appearance each year to add a...


Chicago bound: the heat

SourceI was in Chicago back in 2007, not as a runner but as a spectator (watching my wife fight through the burn) when the marathon was called off mid-race as temperatures soared. It was utter chaos; from the sidelines, it looked like a bona fide public health emergency at 88 degrees. Now the forecast for Sunday's 2010 marathon is calling for a...


Chicago bound: LR.com preview

Over the years, the Bank of America Chicago marathon has had some stellar fields, but the 2010 edition might very well be the best ever on the men's side. The field features five men who have all run 2:05 in their careers.That is an impressive stat all by itself, considering that only 21 men in history have broken 2:06. But making the Chicago field all the more...


Chicago bound: street findings

By Joe Battaglia, Universal Sports CHICAGO -- While the pre-race festivities for the Chicago Marathon don't officially kick off until Friday, there was still plenty happening ahead of the big event here today.This is just a smattering of what we learned in our first few hours on the ground:Sidewalk sighting: Still somewhat bleary-eyed from the early-morning...


Not Chicago bound: Ryan Hall

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportsCHICAGO -- After pulling out of the Chicago Marathon because of a lack of race fitness, Ryan Hall took some time to answer our questions about what went wrong in his training. Here is what he said:Can you describe what went wrong with your training?Something that I am learning about myself is that if I come into a buildup too fit and I'm ready too...


Momanyi wins Kenya's third gold medal

By AFPKenya's Grace Momanyi won the women's Commonwealth Games 10,000m title on Friday, keeping up the tradition of African nations taking gold.Momanyi crossed the line in 32:34.11, well over a minute off the Commonwealth record of countrywoman Selina Kosgei who set the mark in Manchester in 2002.But on a stifling Delhi evening it was good enough...


5 Minutes with Magdalena Lewy Boulet

By Brian MetzlerMagdalena Lewy Boulet has been having the best year of her career. She finished 20th in the world cross country championships in her native Poland in March, then took second at the Rotterdam Marathon in April in a new PR of 2:26:22. Last month, she blew away the field at the USATF 20K National Championship in New Haven, Conn., winning in 1:01:41. The 2008 U.S....


Wanjiru Dreams Big

By Jonathan BeverlyIsaac Macharia, childhood friend and current training partner of Sammy Wanjiru, tells a story about the Olympic champion."Two to three years back," Macharia recalls, "before he was very good, he told me, 'I want to buy a big car -- the biggest in Kenya.' I said, 'You're too young!' But now, he has a big car: a Toyota Land...


2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Elite Men Highlights

In his 21st year as Executive Race Director, Carey Pinkowski has once again assembled an all-star cast of elite athletes for 2010, making this year’s ield the fastest and most decorated international field in Bank of America Chicago Marathon history.Defending champions Sammy Wanjiru and Liliya Shobukhova are back to reclaim their...


Chicago Marathon 2010 - Elite Athletes

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon annually attracts the sport's greatest athletes looking to compete on one of the fastest marathon courses in the world. The flat roads and sleek design have produced four world records and several national records during the race's 33-year history.2010 Elite FieldMen Sammy Wanjiru KenyaVincent Kipruto KenyaTsegaye Kebede...


Ettore Torri: "I do not think that doping will be eradicated"

VIA Gazzetta.itThe storm that is sweeping Alberto Contador doping and cycling is not surprising a disheartened Ettore Torri. At that point the head of CONI anti-doping prosecutor is convinced that all cyclists make use of prohibited substances and doping, as well as being invincible, it should be legalized if it was not harmful to the health of athletes. "I'm not...


Desiree Davila Targeting Chicago and a Fast Time This Fall

By Jon GugalaHalfway into the 2009 world marathon championship in Berlin, Desiree Davila sat 42 seconds off the lead pack in 1:14:21 and 28th place. No scooter-mounted cameras fed her every stride to dissecting commentators. To the few who observed her -- other than her coaches, who knew better -- she appeared out of the race, an anonymous Team USA...


Blog Roll - Lee Merrien

Delhi boundThis will have to be a quick post as I only have 40mins before we drive down to the lake for our last run in Font Romeu (although technically the lake is not in Font Romeu). As soon as we get back from the run it will pretty much be shower, change and then head off to Barcelona for the night. Our flight departs early tomorrow...


Kipsiro beats Kenyans to clinch 5000m gold

By AFPUganda's Moses Kipsiro planned his race to perfection to hold off charging former Kenyan world champion Eliud Kipchoge and win a thrilling men's 5,000m Commonwealth Games gold medal on Wednesday.Kipchoge, the fastest man over the distance this year, was perfectly placed in second at the bell behind Kipsiro and took...


Kipkorir and Kasim to lead the fields at Athens Marathon

The organisers of this year’s Athens Classic Marathon, on Sunday 31 October, have an opportunity to launch the race into the stratosphere that its legend and history deserves.This year is the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, whose legend gave rise to the addition of a long distance race to the inaugural modern Olympic Games in Athens...


MZUNGO MILE Kona, Hawaii

Just before sunrise this morning in Kona, Hawaii, locals and currently present Ironman competitors were treated with a close call mile race in best MZUNGO MILE tradition.Christine Schleifer out sprinted Sebastian "Sub 8" Kienle by one tenth of a second in a thrilling finish taking the win in 4:54.9 minutes.Christine shadowed Sebastian...


Sergio Reyes Wins National Marathon Championship

By Scott Douglas - As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times MagazineSergio Reyes (pictured right) won this morning's national marathon championship at the Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota. Reyes took almost 90 seconds off his previous PR by running 2:14:02. Reyes broke away from Jeffrey Eggleston in the 24th mile; Eggleston held on well to finish second in 2:14:09. Fernando...


Catherine Ndereba Interview

via garycohenrunning.comGCR: You were forced to withdraw from the Boston Marathon earlier this year due to a tear of your piriformis muscle. How is your health now, were you pleased with your performances at the Beach to Beacon 10k and Crim 10-miler and how is your training progressing for fall racing?CN Oh yes, I am quite pleased as it means a lot for someone to be...


B.A.A. Half Marathon This Weekend

As featured in the issue of Running Times MagazineThe Boston Athletic Association today announced its field of elite athletes for the 10th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 10, 2010. The men’s and women’s list, as of today, is attached to this release. The men’s professional field is highlighted by...


London 2012 marathon to finish at The Mall despite East End protests

Furious East End councillors yesterday accused Olympic organisers of being "ashamed of the very communities who helped London win the Games" after it was confirmed that the marathon would start and finish in the Mall.East End councils and MPs last week complained vociferously about plans to move the marathon to a new route through central...


Meanwhile in Mullingar, Ireland...


MZUNGO Mile Kona, Hawaii

The MZUNGO MILE is coming to Kona!Who is the king of the mile?1.609344 kilometers of pure guerilla running. Be part of it - free & funky!Special guest: Ironman shooting star Sebastian "sub 8" Kienle!Date: October 6Time: Sunrise (6.15)Start: Alii Drive corner Kahakai Rd.Finish: Ironman Hawaii FinishlineEntry Fee: nonePrizes: "Message from Mzungo" T-Shirt for...


Komon vs. Kogo at Asics Grand 10 in Berlin

Berlin, German, organizer reports - Kenyans Leonard Komon and Micah Kogo, history's two fastest men over 10 kilometres on the roads, will face-off in the Asics Grand 10 in Berlin on Sunday (10).Komon became the first man in history to dip under 27 minutes in a 10Km road race when he shattered the World record in Utrecht, The Netherlands two weeks ago, clocking...


San Jose Half

On a perfect autumn morning in the Bay Area, reigning ING New York City Marathon champion and 2004 Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi defended his title at the 2010 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon, crossing the finish line in 1 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds.Keflezighi (left, PhotoRun), 35, with Mammoth Track Club teammate Patrick Smyth setting the pace, opened up a lead within the...


Blog Roll: Ritz

I am sitting here in my Normatec MVP in our rental apartment doing therapy for the last push to the ING NYC Marathon on November 7. We have gone to New Mexico for altitude training and I am very excited for the extra fitness I will gain from being here. Luckily for me, my wife packed up the kids...


Chicago bound: Science of Sport takes a look a close finishes

This week begins the countdown to the 33rd Chicago Marathon, which is now just over five days away. Even with Ryan Hall's late withdraw from the field, it promises to be a competitive bunch with several athletes well capable of going under 2:06 with a few capable of sub-2:05. But the real story is that the current champs from Chicago (Wanjiru), Boston (Robert Cheruiyot), and London (Kebede) are all lining up to do battle next Sunday. It is a young field, as all of those athletes are 23 or...


Mitsuya, Chepyego Win Fukuoka Road Championships

by Brett LarnerAfter a string of runner-up placings, Team Toyota Kyushu ace Yu Mitsuya took his second win Oct. 3 at the Omuta Road Race 10 Miler, site of the annual Fukuoka Prefectural Road Championships. Mitsuya easily handled the competition, runner-up Shuji Yoshikawa (Team Kyudenko) finishing 16 seconds back. Defending champion Kentaro Nakamoto (Team Yasukawa Denki) was only 10th...


Blog Roll - Jason Pyles

90miles on 8 runsM: 6miles/ 9milesT: 10miles with 3xMile SA Track 5:01, 5:02, 5:03W: 10milesT: 15miles at KSF with hilly sectionF: 10milesS: 10miles with Beckley 5K (long course 3.19)1st Place--$$$--16:13(15:40s if course was right)S: 20miles (2:10.10/6:30) on GRTRecap: Tired week but got in some decent work. The Thursday and Sunday runs went well so I do...


Twin Cities Marathon Recaps, Photos & Video

We're still getting ourselves sorted here at the Down the Backstretch office park after a busy Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend.Here's a collection of stories and visual coverage from the event ...Kent Youngblood's Star-Tribune recap and photo gallery are HERE.Richard Chin's Pioneer Press story and another photo gallery are HERE.My Running...


Blog Roll - James Carney

Greg Mcmillan said it well in an email the other day when he said "I'll be out on Lake Mary Rd. sharpening the steel". That line injected some serious adrenaline into me and made me realize we are into the final stages of a couple months of hard work. Last Saturday, we were out on Lake Mary for a 15 mile tempo run and I had a total buzz kill. I wasnt feeling the mojo the last few miles and...


Five Days to go Until the 33rd Running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, newsletter, note by Larry Eder

By Larry EderNearly 40,000 runners will be checking the Mile by Mile newsletter for final updates on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, numero 33! Technology, from chip timing to email blasts, has changed the way the sport is managed and produced. Nike's running.com websites, the adidas mi-coach website and Map my run are three of the more prominent ways that runners and walkers have used...


Blog Roll - Fasil Bizuneh

Entry #208Week of October 4, 2010by Fasil BizunehGratitudeI was reading my friend Reid Coolsaet's post Toronto Marathon blog the other day and it gave me goosebumps. For those of you that don't know Reid, he is one of New Balance's Canadian Distance runners. He had a career defining performance last weekend running 2:11:23. In his blog he thanks all of the people who have...


Blog Roll - Magdalena Lewy Boulet

Chicago trip just around the corner. The taper is working because I have not seen my house this clean in 4 month! New Saucony racing flats and uni colors just in time for the Chicago marathon this upcoming weekend


Reyes, Deba win Twin Cities Marathon

Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia has become the first woman to win both the Twin Cities Marathon and Grandma's Marathon in Duluth in the same year.The 23-year-old posted a time of 2:27:24 on Sunday to win the Twin Cities Marathon. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports she was eight minutes ahead of the second-place woman.That was Svetlana Ponomarenko of Russia at...


Past Champions Ramaala, Lel and dos Santos Returning to New York, Tulu ready to defend

via iaaf.orgThree-time London and two-time ING New York City Marathon champion Martin Lel will go head-to-head against Marilson Gomes dos Santos, also a two-time victor, at the ING New York City Marathon 2010 on Sunday, 7 November.Defending champion and double Olympic gold medallist Derartu Tulu hopes to continue her success...


Team Kenya strong despite absent elites

By CHRIS MUSUMBA oayieko@yahoo.co.ukKenya’s maiden Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada, more than five decades ago did not yield a medal.In stark contrast, however, the expectations of its athletes at the 19th edition in Delhi from Sunday to October 14 are high.It is the first time India is hosting the ‘Club’ Games, which go to Asia for only the...


Security fears force Vivian to delay Delhi trip

by CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comNine track and field athletes were left behind as a group of 12 middle- and long distance runners jetted out Friday for the Commonwealth Games which start on Sunday.World 5,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot, who had voiced her concern over the reported security fears, Sylvia Kibet, the world silver medallist and...


Cologne Marathon - now an event for the masses and not a race for the pros

This year, Cologne Marathon decided to focus on its 25,000 recreational runners which led to a dramatic deterioration at the head of the field. Francis Kipkoech ran a lonely race, leading by two minutes already at half way (68:29) and negative splitted to a 2:14:15, beating German born US resident Uli Steidl by almost 15 minutes (2:27:33). Rene Hauser from Switzerland finished third in...


Twin Cities US Marathon champs full results

6 SERGIO REYES M 28 PALMDALE CA 1/137 1/119 1/63 2:14:022 JEFFREY EGGLESTON M 26 NEW YORK NY 2/137 2/119 2/63 2:14:091 FERNANDO CABADA M 28 LONGMONT CO 3/137 3/119 3/63 2:15:2552 DAVID JANKOWSKI M 25 BLOWING ROCK NC 4/137 4/119 4/63 2:16:1512 DREW SHACKLETON M 24 LOS ANGELES CA 5/137 5/119 5/63 2:16:318 MICHAEL RENEAU M 32 CORVALLIS OR 6/137 6/119 1/17 2:16:47102 MBARAK HUSSEIN M 45...


Kosice: close Kenyan affair

Gilbert Chepkwony of Kenya won the 87th edition of the Kosice International Peace Marathon on Sunday (2), the oldest Marathon in Europe.Running in his second Marathon, the 25-year-old Chepkwony clocked a 2:08:33 course record and personal best, to beat compatriots Solomon Bushendich and Peter Chebet, who also dipped under 2:09.The race, which was first contested...


South African Marathon champs

South African Coolboy Ngamole and Samukeliso Moyo (Zimbabwe) emerged men’s and women’s winners at the South Africa Marathon Championship in eThekwini (formerly Durban) on Saturday (2).The race was one of Athletics South Africa’s 2011 World Athletics Championships qualifiers. However some of South Africa’s best runners are preparing for the World Half...


Grete's Gallop Half Marathon in Central Park

Grete's is NYC's fall classic and marathon prep race for many people. Great conditions today in Central Park made for good times and lifted self esteems.WORKU MERDESSA BADO M22 51 WSX BRONX NY 1:06:12 LEMMA FIKADU M26 32 WSX BRONX NY 1:06:17 PANNONE CHRISTOPHER M24 36 NYAC LAMBERTVILLE NJ 1:06:30 KASSA BELAY M28 30 WSX NEW YORK NY 1:09:01 SEGNI GIRMA...


Josh Moen hoping for a good Twin Cities Marathon

DesMoines Register reportsJosh Moen enters Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon with cautious optimism.The former Wartburg College national champion from Readlyn, Ia., will attempt the marathon distance for the third time. The first two results were not to his liking.At the Twin Cities race in 2008, he debuted with a 2-hour, 23-minute, 16-second time on a...


Is Hanson stuck in the past?

'Hanson [says] it's important to jog after training or racing to "cool down.""If you're running regularly, you're still carrying yesterday's lactic acid, which is why you do a cool down -- that's for the next day," Hanson said. "To me, that's another form of stretching."'We now know, however, that lactic acid levels return to pre-exercise levels generally within an hour.Coaches, PLEASE stop talking about lactic acid...


Beppu-Oita allows sub 2:50 women to race 60th edition

JRN reportsOrganizers of the 60th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, scheduled for Feb. 6, 2011, announced on Oct. 1 that they will accept female applicants for the anniversary race. Organizers have no plans to add an invited women's field but will admit any women who meet the race's qualifying time of 2 hours 50 minutes. They hope to increase the number of...


Not NYC bound: Paige Higgins

By Joe Battaglia for Universal SportsPaige Higgins was hoping to build on a solid performance in her last race with a strong run at the ING New York City Marathon. But on Thursday, the 28-year-old was forced to withdraw from the Nov. 7 race with a stress reaction in her foot.Higgins was the top American finisher at the Boston Marathon in April, crossing 13th overall in 2:36:00, and...


Frankfurt bound: six sub 2:08 guys

With half a dozen runners featuring personal bests of sub 2:08 and another eight runners having achieved sub 2:10 times so far the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon promises to produce yet another thrilling and high-class men’s race on 31 October.If weather conditions are suitable the course record of 2:06:14, which was established by Gilbert Kirwa of Kenya a year ago,...


We like that: Britain parliament members trying to keep Olympic marathon a people's event

A group of national and local lawmakers have protested against plans to change the route of the London 2012 Olympic marathon.Five members of Britain's parliament and three local officials have written a joint letter to London's Evening Standard newspaper accusing organizers of breaking a promise to run the 26.2-mile race through the east of the city.The...


Dita and Roethlin at Great South Run 10 miler

Euro Athletics reportsRomania's Constantina Dita and Switzerland’s Viktor Röthlin, the reigning Olympic and European marathon champions respectively, will line up for the 21st staging of the Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth, England, on October 24.For Röthlin, the 10 mile race will be his last competitive run before traveling across the Atlantic...


German special: Fitschen interview

ksta: Herr Fitschen, vor vier Jahren holten Sie bei den Leichtathletik-Europameisterschaften mit einem grandiosen Schlussspurt völlig überraschen den Titel. Erinnern Sie sich noch an den Moment, an dem Sie an den beiden Spaniern vorbeizogen?Jan Fitschen: Ich konnte das gar nicht fassen, dass die Spanier nun nicht mehr dagegen halten. Ich habe immer gedacht: oh Gott oh Gott, gleich kommt noch ein Konter, da muss...


Fastest couple of running: Kidane and Gebremariam

WSJ reportsGebre Gebremariam sat in the lobby of a Philadelphia hotel just hours after his second-place finish in the city's half-marathon last month. He was disappointed."I wanted to win," said the 26-year-old Ethiopian runner with a tired smile.Next to him sat the third-place finisher on the women's side, Werknesh Kidane, who was far happier with her time of 1:08:30,...


Meanwhile on Big Island/Hawaii...


Paige Higgins Marathon Makeover

By Greg McMillan, M.S. - As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine I normally recommend a VO2max-building, pre-marathon phase like I outlined here. For Paige, however, we just finished a very intense leg speed phase, so doing more speed for an athlete that struggles with it didn’t seem smart. I decided instead that we’d do a variety pack of workouts designed to...


Deriba Merga to lead strong Ethiopian team for Chicago Marathon

By Markos BerhanuDeriba Merga and Tsegaye Kebede will lead a strong Ethiopian team for the 33rd edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which will be held here on October 10, 2010.The Ethiopian men’s team includes: Deriba Merga, the 2009 Boston Marathon champion, Tsegaye Kebede who won this year’s London Marathon (2:05.19), Feyisa Lelisa,...


Blog Roll - Ryan "DNS" Hall

Why I Decided To Not Run ChicagoTwo days ago I made the difficult decision to not run the Chicago Marathon. It was a hard decision, not so much because I wasn’t sure if my body was ready to perform–I was sure of that–but more because I had invested so much energy, passion, and life into the last six months of training. The decision came not as the result of one,...


Derartu Tulu to defend title, Haile Gebrselassie to make first appearance

By Rahel SamuelDefending champion and double Olympic gold medalist Derartu Tulu will attempt a repeat, and world record holder Haile Gebrselassie will make his first career appearance when the ING New York City Marathon will kick off on Sunday, November 7, 2010. The men’s event will feature elite athletes like three-time London and two-time ING New York City Marathon champion Martin Lel...


Four national titles on line in Twin Cities

By Chris LotsbomA championships-packed day of racing is set to take place Sunday in Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as four USA Championship events will be contested as part of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon race festival.To begin the day, the USA Women's 10 Mile Championship will be held as part of the Medtronic TC 10 Mile. Local favorite and Team USA Minnesota...


Elites watching the NYC Marathon

"Alberto Salazar won't even let us invite Galen Rupp to New York. He's afraid Galen would get too excited about the marathon."Mary Wittenberg while meeting the RW offices


Lagat and Webb talk

Reported by Peter Gambaccini for RunnersWorldWhat kind of advance Christmas present did you give Tariku Bekele so he would give you the gift of the inside lane at the Continental Cup? Can you rely on that kind of thing happening?Bernard Lagat: You have to be comfortable. I was in a position where I knew something had happened. Normally, there's this...


Ryan Hall explains

TimeOut Chicago reportsWhen did you start to feel like Chicago might not be in the cards this year? It was a gradual process. I guess it started when I began to start to do some longer tempo runs. While my long tempo runs—12-18 miles run at marathon pace that I use as a key indicator of my fitness—usually are not all that impressive when I...


Chicago bound: the elites

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced its complete 2010 men's and women's elite field. The additions of Ethiopians Deriba Merga and Feyisa Lilesa to the men's competition significantly strengthen what was already shaping up to be the top field in the event's 33-year history. Merga, the 2009 Boston Marathon champion, and Lelisa, who has a personal best 2:05:23, will join...


Congrats, Paula!

by Mark RemyWhen it rains babies, it pours babies.Just days after Kara and Adam Goucher welcomed a baby boy into the (runner's) world, a little birdie tells us that marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe has given birth to her second child. She and husband Gary Lough announced via Twitter:So happy to announce that Raphael arrived at 19.28. Our gorgeous little boy now...


Athletics Canada sets lofty marathon standards

By Mihira LakshmanCanadian marathoners looking to qualify for the 2011 world championships, or 2012 Olympics will have to run close to a national record, in order to make the team.Athletics Canada released its set of standards for the marathon and the men’s 50K racewalk on Wednesday:Men’s marathon - 2:11:29Women’s marathon - 2:29:55Men’s 50K racewalk - 3:53:23The...


Coolsaet gets Olympic standard

By Mihira LakshmanHamilton’s Reid Coolsaet, in his first attempt at the Olympic standard, achieved his target on Sunday, at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.Coolsaet was the top Canadian —10th overall — in 2:11:22, achieving the Canadian Olympic standard for the 2012 London Games.Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara won his third consecutive STWM title completing the 42.195-kilometre...


Flotrack checking out Africa

The staff at the two Mzungo HQ's in NYC and Europe respectively still daydream about the trip to Kenya this last January. Now Flotrack is sending a team member to the black continent. This will make for fun reading and good vids."21 hours. Not the longest air travel of my life, but certainly not the shortest. After a week of heading to Philadelphia,...


Ridiculous: Kilian Journet runs Kilimanjaro in 7:14

7 hour and 14 minutes – sounds like a long time to be out running, but not when placed into the context of running up Mt. Kilimanjaro and back. Seems incredible then that this is all it took Kilian Jornet to achieve the amazing feat earlier today…This latest, and well publicised, episode of the young athlete’s amazing Quest to complete some utterly astounding ultra-trail and...


We're approaching epicenter of fall marathon season - busy weekend

10/3/10 Sparkasse 3-Laender-Marathon in Bregenz, Austria10/3/10 Clarendon Way Marathon in Winchester, UK10/3/10 Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon, St Helier, Jersey10/3/10 Koeln (Cologne) Marathon 10/3/10 Kosice Peace Marathon (Slovak Republic)10/3/10 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, Inverness, Highlands United Kingdom10/3/10 Marathon de Provence Luberon, France10/3/10 Maratón de Guayaquil,...


Twin Cities this weekend: track a runner through text messages

MINNEAPOLIS, BUSINESS WIRE -- For the first time in the history of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, spectators will be able to track individual runners' course times and locations via real time text messages on their mobile phones.The Medtronic Athlete Tracker, powered by Convergent, sends text messages to spectators' mobile phones as athletes cross timing mats at various locations along the course....


Increased drug testing at Twin Cities

Twin Cities In Motion will support the USA Track & Field (USATF) "Zero Tolerance" anti-doping policy by voluntarily increasing the number of elite athletes tested to include the women's Open marathon field on Sunday, October 3.USATF selected the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to host the USA Women's 10 Mile Championship and the USA Men's Marathon...


Hall - what the message boards say

Dear Mr. Hall,I'm a big fan, BUT...In Boston, you said you'd run free, but you checked your watch like you have OCD. It's become a problem.The leader's surged in Boston. You checked your watch - yep, if I run any faster than my current 4:50 mile, I'm gonna blow up. Your head got in the way.Without your watch, you do a gut check. You don't know what your pace is... so you go with the surge. How does it feel? If...


In Pictures: Reid Coolsaet @ Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon


Blog Roll - Reid Coolsaet

While I’m here I’d like to thankLast summer at the World Championships a guy asked me for my autograph with my personal best. Under my signature I wrote “27:56.92″. He said “good luck in the 10km” in which I replied “I’m actually running the marathon.” I explained to him how I wasn’t happy with my marathon PB...


37th Berlin - Marathon 2010


Steve Jones Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Historic Victories with Return to Chicago

PRESS RELEASEThe 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that running legends Joan Benoit Samuelson and Steve Jones will compete in Chicago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their historic victories. The 1985 Chicago Marathon still ranks among the most memorable in the event's 33-year history. Both athletes nearly set world records on the same day, and...


Nike Elite Camp 2010


Dottore Rosa: The man who brought the the marathon to Kenya

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED VIA GOOGLE TRANSLATORAt the Berlin Marathon, it has again demonstrated that all Kenyans run away. That was jeodch not always so. Running-author Edith Zuschmann met Gabriele Rosa - the man who taught the Kenyan...


Three stripes flying high...

Picture via PowerBar Europe


Blog Roll - Lee Merrien

Training camp update from Font RomeuWell I've been at altitude now for just over a week and things have gone well since my arrival in Font Romeu. It feels more of a home from home now, although I am missing the family but this is something I will have to get used to as I'm planning to get to altitude much more regularly as part of my future plans. I...


Still no substitute for sheer hard work

Ian O’Riordan talks to Br Colm O’Connell, the renowned coach to generations of world-class Kenyan athletes, about where the sport is headedWANTED : Distance running coach. Must have trained numerous Olympic and World champions and world record holders – preferably two athletes in the same event. Must be equally capable at coaching men and women, must be able to work...


London 2012 Olympics: Lord Coe says MP's claim about marathon route is 'ludicrous'

via telegraph.co.ukRushanara Ali, the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, has reacted with fury to Games organisers' plans to move the end of the marathon from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford to the Mall in central London.Ali, who met London 2012 chairman Coe on Tuesday at the Labour Party conference in Manchester, said the change meant that organisers were "embarrassed...


Makau now the Marathon’s man to beat

Pat Butcher for the IAAFWhen Patrick Makau finished a rainswept real,-Berlin Marathon on Sunday (26) morning, having won impressively in 2:05:08, he took off his sodden shoes to reveal saturated socks which had bunched up beneath both his feet. "That happened in the first 100 metres," he said matter-of-factly.Now 'that' is the sort of thing that can prey on a...


Viktor Rothlin, Christelle Daunay Lead Europeans in NYCM

As featured in the issue of Running Times MagazineSwiss Olympian, national marathon record-holder, and 2010 European Champion Viktor Röthlin and French marathon record-holder and ING New York City Marathon 2009 third-place finisher Christelle Daunay will lead a strong contingent of European contenders into the ING New York City Marathon 2010 on Sunday, November...


Hall out of Chicago

We've been speculating last week what happened to hall at the Philly Half and how his bad result would influence his race in Chicago. Apparently, more than Hall himself would wish as he pulled the plug today and called it quits for Chicago.By Philip Hersh for ChicagoTribuneRyan Hall's goal for his Chicago Marathon debut was to break the U.S. record.That isn't going to happen...


Chicago Marathon race director Carey Pinkowski

By Jim Ferstle for RunnersWorldThe 33rd running of what is now the Bank of America Chicago Marathon features the hottest female marathoner, plus the winners of Chicago, Boston, and London Marathons in the men’s divisions during the last year. It filled its 45,000 entrant field in 50 days, a record, and has a Beijing like race date 10-10-10 (October 10, 2010)....


Joan Benoit Samuelson: "I would love to run another sub-2:50"

By David Leon Moore, USA TODAYTwenty-five years ago, Joan Benoit Samuelson, who had won the first women's Olympic marathon the year before, made more history by winning the 1985 Chicago Marathon in an American-record time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 21 seconds. That record stood for 18 years. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the race, Samuelson, along with 1985 men's winner Steve Jones, will run in the 33rd Chicago Marathon on Oct. 10. Samuelson, 53, who lives in Freeport, Maine, spoke with...


Hall official statement

"Perhaps I was a bit too eager to capitalize on the lightning fast course, atmosphere, and history of the event in my race preparations, causing me to over-train and suffer from perpetual fatigue. I am committed to excellence, and if I am not fully ready to run, I owe it to myself, my fans and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon organizers to not show up with less than...


Fagan wins Rathfarnham 5k road race

VIA RTE.ieMartin Fagan of Mullingar Harriers delivered a record-breaking performance in Sunday's annual Rathfarnham five kilometre road race in Dublin, as he powered to victory in 13 minutes 54 seconds - knocking two seconds off the course record held by Robert Connolly of DSD. Fagan, who finished seventh in last weekend's Great North Run half-marathon in Newcastle, raced into...


mzungo.org exclusive - Martin Fagan @ Rathfarnham 5K Road Race Dublin, 26. September 2010


Fifth Avenue Mile report and pictures

NYRR reportThousands of runners ranging in age from 8 to 91 dashed down New York’s most famous thoroughfare today at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile.For the world-class runners who ran like the wind in invitational heats to the thousands who showed their stuff in a dozen all-comers heats, the event was a great way to test speed and fortitude...


Mungara wins Toronto in fastest ever time on Canadian soil

Paul Gains for the IAAF, Toronto, Canada - Kenneth Mungara ran away from a world class field at 37km to win his third consecutive Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon today (26). In doing so he lowered his year old Canadian All Comers record to 2:07:57.In the women's contest of this IAAF Silver Label Road Race, Sharon Cherop romped to a 2:22:42 win, the fifth...


Leo Manzano

Reported by Peter Gambaccini for RunnersWorldLeo Manzano, 26, closed out his 2010 European track season in remarkably impressive fashion, setting new personal bests for the mile (3:50.64), 1500 meters (3:32.37, a second place in Brussels behind Olympic gold medalist Asbel Kiprop), and 800 meters (1:44.56). Manzano finished the season on September 4 with...


Wind and heat in Lisbon: Tola 61 low

Lisbon, Portugal – Tadese Tola of Ethiopia and Kenyan Mary Keitany cruised to victories at the Vodafone Half Marathon of Portugal on Sunday (26).Running on a new elite course in warm (21-23 C.) and slightly windy conditions, Tola took the men’s race in 1:01:05 while Keitany clocked 1:08:46 to win by more than a minute at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.Men’s...


Get your kicks: Nike Streak XC 2 prominent at 5th Avenue Mile

Sold as a cross country shoe, Nike's Streak XC2 was one of the most popular choices of Nike sponsored road runners in 2010. We already spotted a few of them at the NYC Half in March and they kept popping up at athlete's feet on the summer streets.Yesterday at New York's Fifth Avenue Mile, Webb and Manzano among others chose to race with this...


Predict the Berlin winning time and win a mzungo.org T-Shirt

Predict the winning time and win a mzungo.org - Message from Mzungo T-Shirt! Times can be posted on our Facebook page until race start Sunday, September 26th, 9:00 a.m. (MEZ).


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - WOMEN - TOP 30

1 F3 » Kebede, Aberu (ETH) WH Äthiopien 02:23:58 02:23:58 2 F2 » Bekele, Bezunesh (ETH) WH Äthiopien 02:24:58 02:24:58 3 F4 » Morimoto, Tomo (JPN) WH Tenmaya 02:26:10 02:26:10 4 F5 » Mockenhaupt, Sabrina (GER) W30 Kölner Verein für... 02:26:21 02:26:21 5 F9 » Burkovska, Olena (UKR) WH Ukraine 02:28:31 02:28:31 6 F7 » Pirtea, Adriana (ROM) W30 Rumänien 02:30:15 02:30:15 7 F16 » Da Silva, Adriana (BRA) WH Brasilien 02:32:30 02:32:30 8 F13 » Maxwell, Tanith (RSA) W30...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - MEN - TOP 50

1 2 » Makau, Patrick (KEN) MH Kenia 02:05:08 02:05:08 2 3 » Mutai, Geoffrey (KEN) MH Kenia 02:05:10 02:05:10 3 6 » Worku, Bazu (ETH) MH Äthiopien 02:05:25 02:05:25 4 8 » Tsegay, Yemane (ETH) MH Äthiopien 02:07:52 02:07:52 5 5 » Kiptanui, Eliud (KEN) MH Kenia 02:08:05 02:08:05 6 10 » Kipyego, Bernard (KEN) MH Kenia 02:08:50 02:08:50 7 17 » Abraham, Tadese (ERI) MH LC Uster 02:09:24 02:09:24 8 7 » Yegon, Gilbert (KEN) MH Kenia 02:10:34 02:10:34 9 11 » Fujiwara, Masakazu (JPN)...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - SPLITS MAKAU

5 km 00:14:48 14:48 02:58 10 km 00:29:22 14:34 02:55 15 km 00:44:11 14:49 02:58 20 km 00:59:18 15:07 03:02 HALF 01:02:37 03:19 03:01 25 km 01:14:21 11:44 03:01 30 km 01:29:02 14:41 02:57 35 km 01:43:49 14:47 02:58 40 km 01:58:45 14:56 03:00 Netto 02:05:08 06:23 02:55


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - Makau!

Kenyan Patrick Makau won Sunday's rainswept Berlin Marathon in 2hr 05min 08sec, 2sec ahead of compatriot Geoffrey Mutai, with Ethiopia's Bazu Worku completing the podium a further 15sec adrift.The adverse weather meant Makau, who has the season's world leading time over the 42km race (2:04.48), was never in a position to launch an assault on Haile...


10k ROAD WORLD RECORD IN UTRECHT - Leonard Komon in 26.44!!!

VIA atletiek.nl - AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORThe anniversary of the ABN AMRO Singelloop Utrecht Sunday was the best gift that the sixtieth edition could wish. The Kenyan Leonard Komon Maliebaan improved the world record in the ten kilometers to 26.44. That was seventeen count faster than last year's Micah Kogo Parelloop Brunssum.Komon Singelloop also won last...


The MZUNGO MILE is coming to North Rhine Westphalia - Germany

Who is the king of the mile?1.609344 kilometers of pure guerilla running.Be part of it - free & funky!Date: Kona race day, October 9Time: Sunrise (7.44am)Start: 40593 Düsseldorf, Urdenbacher Dorfstr. 43Finish: After 1.609344 kilometersEntry Fee: nonePrizes: "MZUNGO MILE" T-Shirt for OA winner M/FTiming: your own watch

Kitwara VERSUS Komon: Loaded field at Utrecht Singel Loop 10k

Sammy Kitwara, the policeman from the Marakwet Kenya, on Sept. 26 will start at the ABN AMRO Singelloop Utrecht. In 2008, the then 21-year Kitwara the fastest in the cathedral city. Kitwara this year is a formidable competitor Leonard Komon.In 2009 he was lord and master on the Dutch roads and others wrote under the Dam to Dam, the City-Pier-City Half Marathon in Rotterdam...


What is up with Ryan Hall?

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportIn track and field and road-running circles, news of big throws, lengthy jumps, high clearances or fast times tend to circumnavigate the globe quite quickly.Occasionally, the same happens with less-than-spectacular performances.Such was the case when less than 30 minutes from the conclusion of the ING Philadelphia Half-Marathon on...


3 Kenyans seek marathon record in Berlin

VIA USA TODAYThree Kenyans will be chasing a world record on Sunday when they take to the flat streets of the German capital in the Berlin Marathon.Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie has won in Berlin the past four years, and set the world record of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 59 seconds in 2008. But he won't be among the runners this year, deciding instead to run the New York City Marathon in...


BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday:Race can be watched live on the internet worldwide

VIA RUNNERSWEBThe real,- BERLIN-MARATHON will be shown live on the internet worldwide. The new broadcasting partner of the World Marathon Majors (WMM) race, German TV station n-tv, streams the whole programme online as well. The race can be seen on the internet at: www.n-tv.de/mediathek/livestream.The programm starts at 8.30 am and ends at 12.00 (local time). Commentary will naturally be in...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - Sammy Korir is back!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN USING GOOGLE TRANSLATORHe was the runner, the 2003 world record from Paul Tergat allowed. The Sammy Korir Kejnianer urged his countryman to the finish and was at the end but only second, but at least it's second-fastest marathoner in the world. Tergat won the race in 2:04:55 hours and managed to be the first to run 42.195 km in under 2:05. Sammy Korir was a...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: Im Rampenlicht / In The Spotlight - Geoffrey Mutai

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaGeoffrey Kiprono Mutai (born 7 October 1981) is a Kenyan long distance runner who specialises in road running competitions. He is a two-time winner of the Eindhoven Marathon and has one of the fastest times in the marathon with a best of 2:04:55. His other significant victories include the Monaco Marathon and he is a...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - Race against time

TRANSLATED FROM RUNNERSWORLD.DE WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORPatrick Makau, Geoffrey Mutai and Eliud Kiptanui are ready for a world record attempt at the Berlin Marathon, Sunday at the Clock with 40 945 runners from 122 nations will start at 9:00 and the first time live at the television station n-tv shows (runnersworld.de reported). The Kenyan star trio of the race will cooperate long time to have...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - Three Kenyans against Haile...

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORWhen PatMakau and Geoffrey Mutai the room with the golden chairs, the chandeliers and the many journalists entered rick, so here they worked. The two Kenyans, the favorite in the Berlin marathon on Sunday were trying to count, not the path through the center of the room to the podium....


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: Im Rampenlicht / In The Spotlight - Patrick Makau

VIA WIKIPEDIAPatrick Makau Musyoki (born March 2, 1985 in Manyanzwani, Eastern Province) is a runner from Kenya. He is most notable for his half marathon performances, having won a number of prominent competitions in Europe. He is also known for his speed over the distance: at 58:52 he has the second fastest half marathon time after world...


Berlin race day forecast


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: ‘Mocki’, bored no longer, sets out to emulate Pippig in Berlin

Pat Butcher for the IAAFAs a nine-year-old, Sabrina Mockenhaupt recalls watching the first Berlin Marathon to be run though the reunified city, shortly after the Wall came down, in 1990. But, like with her parents going out running in all weathers, she didn't quite get it."I watched Uta Pippig win that first race through the former East and West of Berlin, but...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: The Course

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATOR40 945 runners will be on Sunday, 26 September, the stretch of the Berlin marathon set. On Saturday already start at 7583 Skater Inline Skating Marathon. Approximately 10,000 students are at the real-MINI-MARATHON, over 11,000 participants at the breakfast run and expected 1,000 children expected to attend the Bambini Run - a total of almost 70,000 participants will be this coming weekend on the legs, which are fired from the approximately one...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: New course record by Kenians?

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORFour times Haile Gebrselassie had modified the real, - Berlin Marathon won - which previously managed no other runners in the history of the race, which began in 1974, and certainly not in a row. His course record of 2:03:59 hours, the Superstar of Ethiopia in 2008 sets up, is still the world...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: The Course in 3D

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORA premiere on Sunday, the live coverage of the real, - BERLIN-MARATHON. SCC-RUNNING organizers will produce the images in personal responsibility conferred on n-tv (8.30 - 12 clock) and Euro Sport (8.50 - 11.30 clock). Producer René Hiepe: "We want a technically sound, but also inspire entertaining staging of TV viewers worldwide. The hunt for the world record, the German aspect with Sabrina Mockenhaupt Topläuferin and the atmospheric mass are...


BERLIN MARATHON CLASSIC: Haile's World Record in 2008!


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: Im Rampenlicht / In The Spotlight - Bernard Kipyego

ALL INFORMATION BY IAAF & WIKIPEDIABernard Kiprop Kipyego (born 16 July 1986 in Keiyo District) is a Kenyan long-distance runner.At the 2007 World Cross Country Championships he won the bronze medal in the senior race, while the Kenyan team of which he was a part won the team competition. In 2008 he finished tenth individually, and won another team gold medal.Kipyego won the 10-mile...


BERLIN MARATHON CLASSIC: Back in 1988

1988 before the Wall fell, here are the elite front runners passing through the center of East BerlinPicture: B&WPhoto


Berlin organizer Milde: "World record a possibility"

Interview by Stefan Giannakoulis for N-TVTRANSLATED BY GOOGLE TRANSLATORn-tv.de: The Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie, one of the best runners in the world, is on Sunday 37th at the Edition of the Berlin Marathon present and starts rather on 7 November in New York. Do you have a problem now as an organizer? Finally, you said, to have him as a world-class runners and...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: Names change, speed a constant in Berlin Marathon

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportsWithout Haile Gebrselassie chasing the world record, the field for this year's Berlin Marathon will have a distinctly different look than it has the last four years. Nevertheless, Sunday's race over the scenic loop course still figures to produce scorching times.The field for this year's Berlin Marathon will have a distinctly...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: Im Rampenlicht / In The Spotlight - Bazu Worku

SexWeightHeightDate of BirthPlace of birthM15/09/1990Personal Best - OutdoorPerformanceWindPlaceDate10 Kilometres28:21New Delhi09/11/2008Half Marathon1:01:56Paris08/03/200925 Kilometres1:14:20Paris05/04/200930 Kilometres1:29:25Paris05/04/2009Marathon2:06:15Paris05/04/2009Progression - OutdoorSeasonPerformanceWindPlaceDate10 Kilometres200828:21New Delhi09/11/2008Half Marathon20091:01:56Paris08/03/200920081:02:51New Delhi09/11/200825 Kilometres20091:14:20Paris05/04/200930...


BERLIN MARATHON CLASSIC: Haile's 2h04'26" in 2007

Haile Gebrselassie has achieved the first of its two major objectives: In the world record time of 2:04:26 hours, the 34-year-old Ethiopian stormed to the finish of the 34th real, - BERLIN-MARATHON. Gebrselassie improved to four years ago, Paul Tergat (Kenya) 2:04:55 in Berlin established a world record by 29 seconds. For an Ethiopian double victory ensured in ideal weather conditions, Gete Wami, repeated as Haile Gebrselassie its success last year in Berlin. Wami ran 2:23:17 hours into the...


World Marathon Majors Series Resumes with $1 Million Prize Purse to be Claimed

VIA RUNNERSWEBA head-to-head battle for the World Marathon Majors series crown between Samuel Wanjiru and Tesgaye Kebede at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon next month and the first appearance of world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie at the ING New York City Marathon in November highlight the Fall World Marathon Majors campaign that kicks-off in Berlin this...


Achtung, Berlin - The Elite Women

Kimberly BoginWhile German's top marathoner Irina Mikitenko is headed to the Chicago Marathon on October 10, a number of elite women will be in Berlin on September 26, trying to take advantage of the flat and fast real, -Berlin Marathon course.Three women who have run sub 2:25 marathons will be gunning for the top spot...


Achtung, Berlin - The Elite Men

Kimberly BoginMore than 40,000 runners will be headed to Berlin on Sunday, September 26, for the real, -Berlin Marathon.When it comes to flat and fast marathons, there's none better than Berlin. Many world records have been set on the Berlin Marathon course, including Haile Gebrselassie's blistering 2:03:59 back in 2008.After winning the...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010: Im Rampenlicht / In The Spotlight - Eliud Kiptanui

VIA WIKIPEDIAEliud Kiptanui (born 6 June 1989) Early lifeKiptanui was born and raised in Kaplelach, Uasin Gishu District. He was the first child in a family of six and, like many Kenyans, he studied upto secondary school level.Kiptanui began to take running seriously after leaving school at...


Meb hanging out in the city and talking to Slowtwitch

It's the current talk in town among runners. "Did you see Meb on the rez?" "How fast did he run?" "Did he run just the BP or the BPN?"Herbert from Slowtwitch caught up with him and chatted about all things Meb and beyond.Slowtwitch:...


Cow Harbor 10k

Antonio Vega and Matt Gabrielson will run in the 33rd Cow Harbor 10k race which begins at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Saturday and features over 5,000 runners. The course is described as scenic and challenging with rolling hills. Vega, who is the 2010 USA Half Marathon Champion, also ran Cow Harbor in 2008 and finished fifth. He has a best in the distance of 28:47.In addition to...


David Rudisha: Man of the people

By MUTWIRI MUTUOTA for the StandardA day after thousands, including dignitaries, who had flooded Kilgoris town to celebrate the return of David Rudisha had left, serenity prevailed as the town reverted to its sleepy nature.However, this did not signal a return to normalcy for the world record holder, as callers continued pouring to his Oloiborsoito (the place with the white rock) location home to pay...


Odd distances

WSJ reportsThe Charleston Distance Run, one of a handful of 15-mile races in the U.S., is known for its odd distance. That may be its problem.The 2010 12K Bay to Breakers race, in San Francisco, drew 60,000 runners, both serious and in costume.Facing declining popularity, organizers of the West Virginia race plan a Sept. 27 vote on whether to turn the race into a half-marathon, with a...


Dam tot Dam loop 2010 - Fast ten mile runs for Kibet and Mwangangi in Zaandam

Wim van Hemert for the IAAFDutchwoman Hilda Kibet clocked the fastest 10-mile performance of the year with her 51:30 victory at the 26th edition of Dam tot Dam loop from Amsterdam to Zaandam, The Netherlands, on Sunday (19). The men's race was won by 19-year-old Kenyan John Mwangangi, who outsprinted 2009 winner Moses Masai by one second in 45:26. Mwangangi's...


RESULTS - Great North Run 2010 - Men Elite

HAILE GEBRSELLASSIE 1 00:59:33KIPLIMO KIMUTAI 8 01:01:23 JAOUAD GHARIB 2 01:02:00DATHAN RITZENHEIN 3 01:02:35 ABDERRAHIME BOURAMDANE 7 01:02:40 JUSSI UTRIAINEN 11 01:02:42 MARTIN FAGAN 6 01:03:24 JOSE MANUEL MARTINEZ 4 01:03:26 ANDY LEMONCELLO 5 01:03:48 PHIL WICKES 12 01:04:09 MARIUS IONESCU 14 01:04:48 NEIL RENAULT 27 01:05:00NICK SWINBURN 32 01:05:15 GARY THORNTON 16 01:05:24 ANDI JONES 10 01:05:38DARREN DEED 20 01:05:42IAN HUDSPITH 15 MORPETH HARRIERS 17 01:05:52 BEN FISH 29...


McCambridge, Fagan and Marathon Mission squad run well in Great North Run

Maria McCambridge (Rathfarnam/WSAF) posted a new PB over the half-marathon in Sunday’s Great North Run in Newcastle. Finishing in 9th place, McCambridge posted a time of 74.32, an improvement of over two and a half minutes and 45 on her previous best for the challenging distance.Mullingar’s Martin Fagan also performed very well in the men’s race finishing in 7th...


Ethiopian great sets his sights on 2012

By Simon TurnbullEven at the age of 37, and with the most comprehensively glittering curriculum vitae in distance running history, Haile Gebrselassie is still managing to break new ground. Yesterday it was Newcastle. Next it will be New York. Then there is the new challenge of an Olympic marathon, back on British soil in 2012.If the reaction of the crowds massed at the finish of the Bupa...


BERLIN MARATHON 2010 - Mockenhaupt Hoping To Hit A Home Run

by Mario FraioliGerman marathoner aiming for a podium finish in Berlin on September 26.Sabrina Mockenhaupt of Germany is hoping to end up on the podium at the 37th edition of the real,- Berlin Marathon on September 26. Aiming for a personal best, she will face stiff competition...


Mara Yamauchi disappointed with Great North Run time

Oxford-born Athlete Mara Yamauchi says she had hoped to go faster in the Great North Run on Sunday despite a fifth place finish.Yamauchi, 36, who is now based in Japan, recorded a time of 70 minutes 39 seconds as she builds up towards November's New York marathon.Yamauchi told BBC Sport. "It was a reasonable time."I was hoping to go a little bit quicker but hopefully in...


Berlin brennt: news on live marathon broadcast

n-tv and Eurosport will air this year's Berlin Marathon. Geb's absence doesn't mean it may not be a new world record producing race. Furthermore, it may actually be a race and not a time trial aka Haile trial.The Berliner Morgenpost has more info on the broadcast for our German readers:Auch den 37. Berlin-Marathon können die Fernsehzuschauer wieder live am Bildschirm verfolgen. Allerdings...


Great North provides runners a pre-New York gauge

By Joe Battaglia, Universal Sports SOUTH SHIELDS, England -- As he hunched over a metal rail trying to stretch his aching calve muscles and keep warm as rain drizzled on his head and a chill blew off the North Sea, Dathan Ritzenhein had difficulty coming to grips with his performance.Just minutes earlier, the 27-year-old, who wears his emotions on his sleeve, crossed the finish...


Matthew Kisorio Slays Gebre Gebremariam As Ryan Hall Struggles

By Robert Johnson for LetsRun.com2009 World Cross-Country champion Gebre Gebremariam is beatable on the US roads after all.Gebremariam, who came into today's ING Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon undefeated on the US roads in 2010, having won the UAE Healthy Kidney 10k in Central Park, Peachtree in Atlanta, Beach To Beacon in Maine, and Falmouth in...


Ryan Hall: was it a tempo or is he in bad shape?

It's like a déjà vu: last winter, while preparing for Boston, Ryan Hall produced a miserable half marathon performance. He got beaten by Simon Bairu at the Arizona Half Marathon in January and ran a mid 64, more than five minutes off his PR. Today, this time a mere three weeks before his fall key race, the Chicago Marathon, Hall again only ran a 63:55 at Philly Half.Now,...


mzungo.org classic - Great North Run 1994


The sub-2 hour marathon: What physiology will it take?

THE GREAT SCIENCE OF SPORT AGAIN...The other day, I did a post looking at the likelihood of a sub-2 hour marathon, inspired by an interesting article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. That was part 1, focusing on the historical evolution of world records, not only in the marathon, but over shorter 10km and 21km distances, because I'm of the opinion that a 2-hour...


Huddle, Braun Headline U.S. 5K Championships

by Mario FraioliAmerican record holder Molly Huddle of Providence, R.I., and Aaron Braun of Flagstaff, Ariz., lead the field of entrants for the USA 5K Championships Sunday in Providence, R.I.Huddle, who set the American record for 5,000 meters this summer at the Belgacom Memorial van Damme meeting, will be the overwhelming hometown favorite but could see challenges from the...


Andrew Lemoncello - BUPA Great North Run 2010

VIA RUNNERSPACE.comGreat Britain's No.1 marathon runner Andrew Lemoncello talks exclusively to Mizuno Running about his preparations for this year's BUPA Great North Run which takes place in Newcastle on Sunday 19th September 2010. The BUPA Great North Run is the worlds biggest half marathon and Andrew Lemoncello is proudly sponsored by Mizuno.


Ritzenhein returning to where it all started

By Joe Battaglia, Universal SportsIn 2006, American Dathan Ritzenhein made his half-marathon debut at the Great North Run. It was the stepping stone that eventually led to his runner-up finish at the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2007, his 10th-place finish at the Beijing Games - the best by a U.S. marathoner - and his bronze medal at the World Half-Marathon Championships last year....


Andrew Lemoncello targets 23-year-old record

Andrew Lemoncello plans to consign Alister Hutton's 23-year-old Scottish half-marathon record of 62min 28sec to the history books in tomorrow's Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle.The Fifer, who is gearing up for the world championships in China next month, believes he is in ideal shape after a summer at his altitude base in Arizona and a fortnight training on the sand...


Gebrselassie leads the field in Great North Run debut

Michael Butcher for the IAAFA special occasion requires a special athlete and for the 30th edition of the Bupa Great North Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in the north east of England, Haile Gebreselassie is to make his debut. Needless to say, the Marathon record holder will be the man to beat.Gebrselassie’s presence on Sunday (19) might...


Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie makes Great North Run bow

The Bupa Great North Run, Gateshead:Date: Sunday 19 September Coverage: Watch live 0930 BST &; 1340 BST on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (UK only), Red Button 1200-1340 and coverage on BBC Radio 5 live from 0900 BST.VIA BBC SPORTS + HAILE GEE VIDEO!Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie - the world's greatest-ever long distance runner - is targeting...


Geb is like Becks

HAILE GEBRSELASSIE’S first appearance in the Great North Run will be watched by more than 11 million Ethiopians as the David Beckham of long-distance running finally fulfills a decade-old promise.Gebrselassie is arguably the greatest long-distance runner of all time and is one of the most famous faces in Ethiopia after winning Olympic goal medals and...


Great North Run 2010 - GAME ON

The Great North Run Womens Race just started...


Great North Run 2010 - LIVE FEED

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Great North Run 2010 - HAILE & CO. IS A GO!

And also the men are on their way from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields!


Great North Run 2010 - UP FRONT....


Great North Run 2010 - GHARIB ATTACKS...


Great North Run 2010 - ...AND ONLY THREE CAN FOLLOW!

Ritz, Haile, Gharib & Kimutai are cruising up front....


Great North Run 2010 - HAILE AND KIMUTAI CREATING GAP...


...and Haile Gebreselassie takes another win!

UKPA reportsHaile Gebrselassie added another title to his seemingly never-ending list of accolades with a commanding victory in the Great North Run.The 37-year-old Ethiopian, the marathon world-record holder and two-time Olympic 10,000metres champion, who was competing in the north-east half-marathon event for the first time, broke away at the halfway point to claim victory well...


Philly Half results

Top 10 Men1 Matthew Kisoro 1:00:152 Gebre Gebremariam 1:00:253 Abderrahim Goumri 1:01:334 Peter Some 1:01:345 Simon Bairu 1:02:086 Alistair Cragg 1:02:157 Wesley Korir 1:02:408 Shawn Forest 1:02:449 Brett Gotcher 1:02:5010 Boaz Cheboiywo 1:03:01...Ryan Hall 1:03:55Top 10 Women1 Meseret Defar 1:07:442 Lineth Chepkirui 1:07:463 Werknesh Kidane 1:08:304 Shalene Flanagan 1:08:365 Kim Smith...


Martin Fagan leads strong Irish Contingent in Sunday’s BUPA Great North Run

Martin Fagan (Mullingar Harriers) will be looking to compete well against some of the best distance runners in the world in Sunday’s 30th BUPA Great North Run in Newcastle, England.Fagan will be looking to put in a strong performance in the iconic half-marathon event which will have upwards of 54,000 runners taking part from all over the world.Fagan...


Mara Yamauchi refreshed and ready to chase Great North Run glory

By Simon Hart Five months ago the Oxford-born athlete endured a six-day travel nightmare from Albuquerque, New Mexico, after the erupting Icelandic volcano led to the closure of European airspace. Still exhausted after her ordeal, she finished the Virgin London Marathon a weary 10th.This time Yamauchi needed just a short, "unremarkable" flight from her...


Marathon hero Hooper on a mission to lift Irish standards

By Cliona FoleyTOMORROW is a big day for the 8,000-plus runners taking part in the Lifestyle Sports-adidas Half Marathon in the Phoenix Park (10.0).Many will be using it as preparation for the gruelling full 26 miles of the Dublin Marathon on October 25 and can check their progress in the full chipped results, which will be carried in Monday's Irish Independent.But a group of 11 Irish athletes, including Martin...


Warrior Rudisha earns place in frontline

By Chris Musumba cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comHe left for Europe an ordinary athlete, but when David Lekuta Rudisha arrived back in Kilgoris it was evident he was riding on a new cloud, and one banner summed it all: “A Warrior Returns!”Thousands of the moran’s peers, friends and family mobbed Rudisha. The entire Maasai community had planned the best...


Steve Jones' Chicago Marathon 1985

"In a pampered race with rabbits and special drinks and all that, in better conditions than on this miserable day back in 1985, Jonsey would have run a low 2:06. He was way ahead of his time."Chicago Marathon race director Carey Pinkowski on Steve Jones' 2:07:13

Iron deficiency

By Mackenzie Lobby, as featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times MagazineWhen Olympian Blake Russell finds herself feeling progressively fatigued on a training run with each step more labored than the last, she knows what is wrong right away: Her iron levels are low. After ending many seasons through high school and college burned out and exhausted with no apparent cause, she finally discovered that an iron...


Shalane Flanagan before Philly Half

Interview by: Matt Fitzgerald for Competitor RunningMultiple American record holder Shalane Flanagan, 29, will make her much-anticipated marathon debut in New York City on November 7. But before then she will face a test at half that distance in Philadelphia this weekend, and it’s a race that fans of American running are also excited to see. That’s because the ING Rock ‘n’...


The day before the Great North Run

"Let me tell you, age is just a number. If you are old mentally, you are old physically. No doubt about that."Haile Gebreselassie before the Great North Run. Gharib is a late addition to the field after Lel had to give it a pass. However, Gharib now needs to get a last minute visa. Meanwhile, Mikitenko wouldn't need a visa as her German passport gets her into Britain...


Nick Willis interview

By Peter Gambaccini for RunnersWorldNick Willis of New Zealand (and Michigan) will compete in the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile on September 26. It's a race he won in 2008 in 3:50.5. Willis was originally the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist for 1500 meters but he was upgraded to a silver when gold medalist Rashid Ramzi of Bahrain was disqualified for a positive drug test....


Buster is back

NEWCASTLE, England, Universalsports reports -- Amongst some African competitors he is known as the "Big Mzungu," or "Big White Man." But for the last two years, 6-foot-3 Australian Craig Mottram has been largely absent from the world distance running scene due to Achilles injuries. But the 30-year-old is back on the scene, and will conclude his 2010 season with a two-mile race at...


Catherine Ndereba to Run Sunday's Inaugural Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

Woodrow Wilson Race Press ReleaseCatherine Ndereba, considered the greatest women’s marathoner of all time, will headline the field of 4,000 runners Sunday at the inaugural Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon presented by Burke & Herbert Bank.The USATF-sanctioned race over a 13.1-mile USATF-certified course begins at the famous Mount Vernon Estate in Alexandria, Va.,...


Boulder Marathon Postponed Due To Fires

by Mario FraioliThis weekend’s Boulder Marathon, which was scheduled for Sunday at Boulder Reservoir, has been postponed because of the wildfires ravaging Fourmile Canyon.Race director Jeff Mason made the announcement Monday on the event’s website stating, ”E-mails of support have come in from all corners of the country and I want to thank all of you for keeping a...


Marathon to end at the Mall?

VIA The Press AssociationLondon 2012 organisers want to break with tradition and move the finish of the marathon to the Mall instead of the Olympic Stadium.The proposal has still to be approved but 2012 officials have been planning radical changes to the route that was submitted when London bid for the Games.The original marathon route would have seen runners go past many...


The Quiet Competitor: Exclusive Interview With Tim Nelson

by Matt FitzgeraldOne of America’s most underappreciated runners will attempt to make a statement in Sunday’s ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.Only ten Americans have ever run faster over 10,000 meters than Tim Nelson, who set a personal best of 27:31.56 at Stanford University earlier this year. Yet Nelson is less well-known than...


UK ATHLETICS - WORLD HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Andrew Lemoncello (coach: Greg McMillan) and Claire Hallissey (coach: Keith Brackstone) are the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team representatives for this year’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, China on Saturday 16 October.The US-based duo – both targeting marathons later this year - will be looking...


Great North Run - Gebrselassie, Ritzenhein, Lel lead a loaded men’s race.

By Steven MillsHaile Gebrselassie goes head-to-head with Martin Lel at the 30th edition of the Bupa Great North RunTHE 30th anniversary of the Bupa Great North Run will be marked by a compelling contest between two all-time greats of long-distance running. World marathon record-holder Haile Gebrselassie will make his...


Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Ethiopian Power feat. Chala Lemi, Gashaw Melese Asfaw, Teshome Gelana and Zembaba Yigeze

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has announced a strong Ethiopian contingent for their event on September 26, ready to challenge Kenyan male supremacy. Kenyan men have triumphed for the past five years in a row on the waterfront course. Chala Lemi and Gashaw Melese Asfaw, who were second and third in last year’s race, are both confirmed to return. They were passed in...


Yamauchi in contention for home win at 30th anniversary of Great North Run

By Steven MillsMara Yamauchi takes on Berhane Adere, Irina Mikitenko and Constantina Dita in the women’s race at the Bupa Great North Run on September 19OLYMPIC sixth placer Mara Yamauchi will be in contention to become the first British winner of the Great North Run since Paula Radcliffe claimed her third victory in 2003. The...


Meanwhile at Buffalo Park...

The McMillan Elite Women are cooling down after a track session! Photo by McMillian Elite. 


Out yet again: Martin Lel

"When he's on, he's untouchable." Hendrick Ramaala on Martin LelUnfortunately he's off again. A leg injury keeps Lel from racing the Great North run. Seeing Lel battle Geb would have been the running highlight this weekend.

Stephanie Rothstein: "I am running Houston Marathon. We're going after some big things there."

Courtesy of Runner's World's Peter GambacciniStephanie Rothstein, 26, of the Flagstaff-based McMillan Elite was second in the USA 20K in New Haven, Connecticut on Labor Day in 1:08:26. Rothstein, along with her boyfriend Ben Bruce, will represent the U.S. in the World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, China on October 16. Earlier this year, Rothstein,...


Central Park's midnight runners

By JOSHUA ROBINSON for the Wall Street JournalIn the dead of night, cloaked in purple darkness, Central Park bears only a faint resemblance to its daytime self. The din of the city fades to a soft hum. The friendly shade of tree-lined paths turns to lurking shadow. The only light comes winking from the street lamps and the postcard skyline to the south.Joshua Robinson talks about the denizens of joggers who run after dark in New York's Central Park.Most of the park's daily visitors—the...


Geb talks NYC

Courtesy of RunningTimesOrganizers of the ING New York City Marathon coveted Haile Gebrselassie’s participation ever since he took up marathon racing eight years ago. Now, finally, the Ethiopian is set to join 45,000 other runners on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on November 7 to contest the 2010 race.In addition to being a massive coup for the race, it also...


Dam tot Dam this weekend: Koen Raymakers

Koen Raymakers will race this Sunday's Dam to Dam. Together with Rens Dekkers and Patrick Stitzinger, Raymakers is part of the Dutch triple crown at Dam tot Dam. The trio ran the European Championships Marathon last month in Barcelona. Dekkers was the best Dutch while Raymaekers earlier...


Kipchoge replaces Soi at Commonwealth Games

Nairobi, Daily Nation reports — Former World 5,000m champion Eliud Kipchoge has been recalled to the Kenya team for next month's Commonwealth Games.Kipchoge, fifth at last year's World Championships in Berlin, will replace Africa champion Edwin Soi who has pulled out citing fatigue after competing at both the IAAF Continental Cup in Split, Croatia, and Africa Championships in Nairobi.Kipchoge,...


Osaka and Kobe announce first mass participation marathons

JapanRunningNews reportsFollowing recent news that the Nagoya International Women's Marathon will drop its elite-only format to become a mass-participation race beginning in March, 2012, the cities of Osaka and Kobe have announced the dates for the first runnings of their new mass-participation marathons. Osaka will hold the first Osaka Marathon on Oct. 30, 2011 with a field limit of...


Philly Half Live on Competitor with Hall and... Meseret Defar!

On Sunday morning, September 19, tune into Competitor.com at 7:55 EST to watch top American marathoner Ryan Hall as he defends his ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia title against a strong international field, which includes the likes of Morocco’s Abderrahim Goumri, a 2:05:30 marathoner, and sub-27-minute 10K runner Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia, who has been...


Blog Roll: BATC - Chris Chavez

Near my house there is a park. At this park there is a see-saw. Two people, one on each side, take turns propelling themselves upwards while the other drops back to the earth. The concept is simple. When I was a kid playing on the apparatus my friends and I used to change the game- we would shift our weights along the beam until we could hover. By moving the heavier...


This weekend: Tübingen city classic 7.5k

The Kenyan crew getting race ready at the invitational training run in the city forest. Also starring: David Rudisha.Organizer reports - click HERE to translate

Eldoret

By Isaac Sagala for Radio NetherlandsThe Kenyan town of Eldoret, which a few years ago was still under-developed and sleepy, is witnessing a big change in its landscape. All thanks to the internationally acclaimed Kenyan athletes who are investing their accumulated fortunes in real estate.Kenya has cut itself a niche in the world of athletics. Every time one of its athletes steps on...


XTerra champs this weekend

As featured in another outstanding issue of Running Times MagazineThe XTERRA championship series includes a host of regional championship races held across the country. Overall winners as well as age group winners are designated and offered free entry to the national championship race in Bend. As a result, over 30 of these titleists have chosen to travel to Bend this week to...


Foster father for a race against time

By Simon TurnbullBrendan Foster – Big Bren, as he was known in his days as a trailblazing British track star – always has been a man who has made big things happen, who has cut through the doubts, the drawbacks and the difficulties, who has delivered what others have dared not conceive.When Gateshead Council considered the possibility of installing a synthetic...


Greek city of Marathon marks 2500 years

AFPThe Greek town of Marathon celebrated on Sunday 2500 years since the famous ancient battle, which sealed the victory of Athenian democracy over Persian troops and is behind a running event in the modern Olympics.A sailing race in the bay of Marathon kicked off celebrations, with a hike planned for the evening which would lead to the Tumulus monument, erected after the...


mzungo.org classic - London Olympics 1948 Marathon


Jungfrau Marathon


Trooper out with blood clot

Sydney Morning Herald reportsA blood clot has set back Lee Troop's bid to qualify for a fourth Olympics, ruling him out of next Sunday's Sydney Marathon.Troop is on blood-thinning medication, receiving daily injections and unable to train for three months after being hospitalised when doctors discovered a blood clot on his lung.He had been planning to chase a qualifying time for the 2012 London Olympics...


Central Park 4 Miler

WORKU MERDESSA BADO M22 293 WSX BRONX NY 1 1 1 19:08 4:47 19:03 3 88.1 %LEMMA FIKADU M26 166 WSX BRONX NY 2 2 1 19:10 4:47 19:10 5 87.9 %NIGUSSE KETEMA M29 207 WSX NEW YORK NY 3 3 2 19:19 4:49 19:17 8 87.3 %SCHEID JUSTIN M24 422...


Mourad Marofit wins Prague 10k

Prague, Czech Republic, organizer reports - Mourad Marofit of Morocco defeated defending champion Dickson Marwa in the METRO Men's 10Km in Prague, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Saturday (11). As the sun went down after a beautiful autumn day in Prague, the spotlights around Prague’s historic Old Town Square were shining on an exceptional group of athletes...


Blog Roll: Ritz

So after a long hiatus from racing, I have my first half marathon in almost a year. Last year I ran 60:00 and finished third at the World Half Marathon Championships and it will be interesting to see how the race goes considering the how much different my build-up is for the Great North Run which is in just over a week in Newcastle UK. Last year I came off having a great track season and I was...


City of Lakes 25k

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Team Minnesota reports - Sept. 12, 2010 - Team USA Minnesota's Josh Moen and Michelle Frey won their respective divisions at the 29th edition of the City of Lakes 25k in Minneapolis today. Moen crossed the finish line in 1:18:59 (second place was 1:20:34) and Frey posted 1:31:16 (with the second female in 1:31:52). Both led their fields from start to finish and both set...


Kenyan squad for Worlds Half

The Standard reportsA strong team of six men and an equal number of women will represent Kenya at the IAAF World Half-Marathon in Nanning, China on October 9.In the team are last year’s world cross country champion Florence Kiplagat, who won the Lille half marathon in France last Saturday (67:40) and is ranked fourth in the world.Also in the team is Olympian Peninah Arusei,...


Blog Roll - Reid Coolsaet

leaves are falling all around, it’s time I was on my wayI just finished my last week over 200km before the marathon and now it’s time to bring it down a notch. There is still work to be done and this week will have two key workouts but I’m hoping that I will start to feel fresh instead of consistently tired. It couldn’t come at a better time because the last two days...


Blog Roll - Steve Osaduik

After a busy summer of relaxing and home renovations the fall is getting closer and marathon training is looming. This week is week one of marathon specific training for me and our training group and with a number of people in the group training for the same marathon this time around(Sacramento) it should make for a more team like training environment for this...


‘Loingwani’ Bolt salutes fellow moran Rudisha

VIA DAILY NATIONBefore resuming training Usain Bolt reflects on his season as well as that of other athletes including World record breaker David Rudisha.Usain Bolt - who was made a maasai elder and given the name ‘Loingwani’ during his recent visit to Kenya - on Friday posted his diary on the International Association of International Federations...


Alberto's start in coaching

Track and Field Videos on Flotrack


Alberto on 1984 Olympic Marathon

Track and Field Videos on Flotrack


Blog Roll - Andrew Lemoncello

I've been doing a terrible job of updating this blog but now that I'm back in Scotland for a little while i'll try and get some more entries in.Training has been going well and looking back over my training log it looks as though things have been consistently going well for a long time now so i'm looking forward to putting that to good use...


Paralympian Richard Whitehead on Robin Hood Marathon

Record breaking paralympian Richard Whitehead, who runs on prosthetic carbon fibre legs, has paid tribute to the the Robin Hood Half Marathon.Richard said: "It brings out the local community and it's a chance for me to give something back to the city that's opened up so many opportunities for me.He added: "It's a great way to see your city. Running the route you get to see so...


Hall Headlines ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia

Flanagan, Defar headline loaded women’s field.Written by: Mario FraioliThe event itself has a new name, but defending champion Ryan Hall is hoping for a similar outcome to last year’s 1:01:52 victory at the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on September 19.“I am very excited to return to Philadelphia to run in the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon,” Hall said....


Blog Roll - Matt Gabrielson

I'll go bravin' anything Through the shine of the sunI am on the fence about the Cow Harbor 10 Kilometer footrace in two weeks. I want to compete very badly, but I also don't want to rush anything, and just keep building fitness and then start ripping it. Yet at the same time, it will be a great fitness test on a very brutal course and I can...


Marwa returns to defend his 10Km title in Prague - preview

Dickson Marwa from Tanzania will return to defend his title in the METRO 10Km, an IAAF Silver Label Road race, on Saturday (11) in the Czech capital."The race takes place in a beautiful city, full of rich, opulent beauty, with an epic history," said Marwa, who clocked 28:24 last year. The 28-year-old has a 28:01 career best on the roads over the distance and 27:38.58 on the track....


Kenya Names Team of 12 to IAAF World Half-Marathon in China

By OMULO OKOTHA strong team of six men and an equal number of women will represent Kenya at the IAAF World Half-Marathon in Nanning, China on October 9.In the team are last year’s world cross country champion Florence Kiplagat, who won the Lille half marathon in France last Saturday (67:40) and is ranked fourth in the world.Also in the team is Olympian Peninah Arusei, who was...


Preview Singelloop Utrecht: Kitwara & Komon chase the 10k World Record!

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED VIA GOOGLE TRANSLATORLeonard Patrick Komon Last year only nine count deficit. The 22-year-old Kenyan (Mount Elgon, January 10, 1988) flew over the Utrecht canals and arranged with his 27:10 for the third time in the world. Sunday, September 26 Komon shaft back to the cathedral city during the ABN AMRO Utrecht...


No more group for Jonesy

LetRun.com's "World Famous Message Board" is always worth a read.We would like to point out the current "No more group for Jonesy" thread! Funny Read.


Former Boston Marathon winner Dire Tune to take on Frankfurt Marathon

by Jessica CickayThe 2008 Boston Marathon winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia will make this year's Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon her 2010 marathon debut, reports the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). With Tune's fast feet now entered in the Frankfurt Marathon, race directors are hoping for a course record...


Florence Kiplagat wins Lille Half Marathon

Bob Ramsak for the IAAFKenyans Florence Kiplagat and Wilson Kiprop registered fast victories at the 25th edition of the Lille Half Marathon on Saturday (4).In the women's race, Kiplagat, the 2009 World Cross Country champion, made her debut over the distance an auspicious one, clocking 1:07:40 to take a comfortable eight-second victory over Kenyan Peninah Arusei...


A Brief Chat With Simon Bairu

By Peter GambacciniSimon Bairu, 27, who set the Canadian 10,000-meter record of 27:23.63 this spring, will make his 26.2-mile debut at the ING New York City Marathon on November 7 along with Tim Nelson, who was his teammate at the University of Wisconsin and is now part of the same Oregon Track Club training group coached by their former college mentor Jerry...


THIS WEEKEND - The Jungfrau Marathon

By Joanne ElvesA 42.2K Vertical Challenge in the Swiss AlpsThe race entry form reads: “An extremely challenging race suitable only for highly trained endurance athletes.” In other words, look waaaaay up. This is not your average flat and fast marathon.The Jungfrau Marathon combines Swiss Alpine scenery with one of the most gruelling ascents ever put into a marathon. The race...


Kenyan snatches victory at Montreal Marathon

By Mihira LakshmanKenya’s Choge Julius Kirwa passed a collapsing William Naranjo of Colombia in his final step, winning the Montreal Marathon on Sunday in 2:17:41.Naranjo led most of the second half, but was suffering from severe dehydration and couldn’t hold on in the final five metres of the 42.195K race.The top Canadian was Michel Lavoie, a mail carrier from Laval,...


mzungo classic - Haile struggles in London

There was disappointment for former Olympic 10,000-meter champion Haile Gebrselassie, who did not finish the race. Gebrselassie had been up with the lead group before stepping off the road shortly after the 30-kilometer mark clutching his stomach.


Desiree Davila: "We're training for a 2:25 [in Chicago]"

By Peter Gambaccini for Runner's WorldDesiree Davila of the Michigan-based Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, who was 11th in the marathon at the 2009 World Championships in 2:27:53, will run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 10. Davila ran 2:31:33 for fifth place in Chicago in 2008. She was 13th in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in 2:37:50 after being...


Michael Wardian Comes Up 52 Seconds Short of $15,000 at Kauai Marathon

By Kaui Marathon On Sunday, September 5, 2010, The Kauai Marathon brought runners from around the world to compete in both half and full marathon distances on the beautiful Garden Isle of Kauai. Michael Wardian won the full marathon with a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 52 seconds. He was 52 seconds shy of winning the first ever Kauai Marathon Speed Challenge purse of...


800 m mark hard to shatter

By CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comIt will take another generation of athletes to dip under the brand new 800 metres world record of one minute, 41.01 seconds.That was the strong message from the record’s owner, David Rudisha, as he arrived to a heroic reception in Nairobi at dawn on Wednesday after twice shattering the two-lap lead...


Hansons Brooks DP Chicago Marathon workout

via RunnerSpace.com3-5 by 2 miles at faster than Marathon goal pace, with half mile easy between each.


German Road 10k Champs - First tarmac test for Fitschen

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORFor the Wattenscheider Jan Fitschen to the runner luck in the future be on the road. In 2006 he became European champion in the 10,000 meters, now he is preparing for his first marathon. A good start to the new road race career would be a victory for the Germans 10-kilometer championships next Saturday (September 11th) in coach.In 2005, Jan Fitschen German...


Zivile Balciunaite takes on Frankfurt

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATORAt eight weeks before the starting gun of the 31st Frankfurt Marathon October (10 clock) has announced Race Director Jo Schindler high-profile name for a top field of women known. Led the runners of European champion Zivile Balciunaite (Lithuania).The claim by Jo Schindler and the sporting director Christoph Kopp at the 29th...


NYC bound: Vega, Bairu and Madai Perez

New York, September 8, 2010, NYRR reportReigning USA Half-Marathon champion Antonio Vega, 2009 USA Cross Country Championship runner-up Tim Nelson, and 2008 Olympian Blake Russell are part of a robust field of American standouts that will be joined by Canadian 10,000-meter record-holder Simon Bairu and Mexican standout Madaí Pérez at the ING New York City...


What's up this weekend over 42.195k?

9/11/10 Jungfrau Marathon 9/11/10 Marathon du Medoc 9/11/10 Tamarindo Beach Marathon 9/11/10 Two2go Lee Valley Trail Marathon, United Kingdom9/12/10 Bacchus Marathon 9/12/10 Basler Marathon Basel, Switzerland9/12/10 In Flanders Fields-marathon, Belgium9/12/10 International Vilnius Marathon, Lithuania9/12/10 Mergelland Marathon, Meerssen, Netherlands9/12/10 Mexico City International Marathon,...


Fiona Docherty: "I am excited to do Chicago marathon and do a fast time"

RunnersTribe reportsIn the last two years New Zealand women’s marathoning has been dominated by the record-breaking accomplishments of Kim Smith, and the contrastingly shameful record of drug-cheat Liza Hunter-Galvin. However, quietly ticking away under the radar has been Fiona Docherty; former elite triathlete turned full-time runner who has been making...


NYC bound: Viktor Röthlin

Viktor Röthlin, this year's Euro Marathon champ and one of the fastest Europeans ever with a 2:07:23 PR, is heading West again this fall to compete against some of the finest roadies at his second Big Apple attempt (2:11:44 for 7th place in 2005). Mzungo says: Viktor is tough as nails and knows how to prepare a championship race. That's exactly what you need to do well in NYC....


Rudisha to be a Maasai elder

By Chris Musumba cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comWorld 800m record holder David Rudisha might have made history miles away, but when he returns home today he will have his family, peers, elders and countrymen line up to offer him consecration that will crown him as a triumphant Maasai elder.Never before has anyone from his Ol Taki village been given this kind...


Nike Updates GPS App

VIA nwinnovation.comBeaverton, Oregon-based Nike said today that it has updated its Nike+ GPS App, which is popular with runners tracking their workouts, on the Apple App store. According to Nike, the new app allows runners to use their iPhone to visually map every run, using both the GPS and accelerometer features to track pace, distance, time, and calories-burned by runners. The app allows runners to save details...


Ryan Hall talks about the 2010 Chicago Marathon

Flotrack's Kevin Selby sits down with Ryan Hall last week to talk about his decision and preparation for the 2010 Chicago Marathon. This will be Hall's first time in Chicago and he'll be looking to run fast!Track and Field Videos on Flotrack


Mzungo rewind: US 20k champ at Mini 10k


Blog Roll - Lee Merrien

Hi folks,Last weekend saw me race for the first time since the European Marathon and I have to say it was a bit of a shock to the system! Having not run for 8 days following the marathon and then pretty much only jogging the remainder of the time, 3000m on the track felt somewhat alien to me. Infact it was more or less 12months since...


Dan Robinson talks to Runnerslife

via runnerslife.co.ukPersonal Bests5,000m - 14:15.5810,000m - 29:31.9810k - 29:1210mile - 48:12Half Marathon - 63:42Marathon - 2:12.14You came on the scene quite late....how did you get into running seriously?I started running seriously after university, at around age 23. I'd not done anything for 3 years and wanted to get fit enough so I could play...


New Haven US 20ks: Results and Pictures


New Haven US 20ks: Video


Irish National Half Marathon - Wins for Ledwith & McCambridge

VIA RTE SPORT - Picture by RACEPIX.comAndrew Ledwith of Father Murphys Athletics Club took in the Woodie's DIY National Half Marathon in fine style in an St. Abban's AC, Laois.Maria McCambridge (Letterkenmy AC) took the Senior Women's race.Ledwith came home with 41 seconds to spare over his closest rival in the form of Michael Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock's AC) in what was a tough...


Mottram edges out Thompson

VIA UKPAAustralian Craig Mottram pipped European 10,000 metres silver medallist Chris Thompson in a sprint finish to the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run.Thompson lost out by a second to Mottram who clinched victory in their 10-kilometre clash on the streets of Sheffield in 28 minutes and 50 seconds.The fast finishing pair broke clear of the field after eight...


MEN TOP 20 - Great Yorkshire Run, Sheffield, UK

CRAIG MOTTRAM 00:28:50 CHRIS THOMPSON 00:28:51 JUSSI UTRIAINEN 00:29:02 ANDY LEMONCELLO 00:29:08 GARY THORNTON 00:29:30 STEFANO BALDINI 00:29:33 STUART STOKES 00:30:03 JOSE MANUEL MARTINEZ 00:30:10 LEE MERRIEN 00:30:13 JOHN BEATTIE 00:30:22 MATTHEW BARNES 00:30:28 ANDI JONES 00:31:06 PHILIP HOOLE 00:31:18 PAUL WHITTAKER 00:31:33 PHIL HINCH 00:31:50 ANDY WARD 00:32:02 BEN RIDDELL 00:32:10 JOE BAILEY 00:32:40 james douglas 00:32:45 steven robinson 00:32:55

23. Stadtwerke Düsseldorf Kö-Lauf - Daniel Chebii runs fastest Road 10k in Germany EVER (27:42)

TRANSLATED USING GOOGLE TRANSLATOR PRESS RELEASERunning as a special kind of celebrated players and spectators at the 23 Edition of the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf Kö-run.Optimum running weather ensured ideal conditions for a total of 4,000 runners at the Dusseldorf boulevard.With a sensation of Joachim Erwin-memory run ended over ten kilometers. Winner Daniel Chebii (Kenya)...


Marathon nutrition mission: 10 great training foods for runners

You wouldn’t know it watching me snarf two slices of leftover pizza and a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich at 10:45 p.m. for dinner last night - but I spent my evening at an extremely informational nutrition seminar created especially for marathon-runners-in-training.As you’ve probably guessed, neither pizza nor ice cream sandwiches (even the low fat ones) made the list...


Zimbabwean Makaza Wins 50K World Trophy

By Adam Bean“Last Friday, I was training in my hometown of Harara, Zimbabwe, when my coach called me and asked if I could run a 50K race,” says unheralded distance runner Collen Makaza. “He said it was in Ireland. I said okay.” Fast forward nine days to the International Association of Ultrarunners 50K World Trophy Final held this on Sunday, August 29, in Galway, Ireland, in...


Kipketer crowns Rudisha king

By AFPWith a regal smile, Wilson Kipketer anointed new 800m world record holder David Rudisha as his successor here on Friday, on the eve of the inaugural IAAF Continental Cup.“It’s just the beginning,” said Kenyan-born Kipketer, who was crowned world champion in 1995, 1997 and 1999 while running in Denmark’s colours.“He still has a very...


Virgina Beach Half

Winner Yusuf SongokaTop 10 Men--BibNameTime3Yusuf Songoka1:02:461Patrick Ivuti1:02:5123Tesfaye Sendeku1:03:092Takayuki Matsumiya1:03:575Kirui Kiprotich1:04:319Shota Yamaguchi1:05:027Keita Akiba1:05:164Hisanori Kitajima1:05:5211John Crews1:06:236Hiroaki Onisi1:07:26

World Marathon Majors titles could be decided at 2010 Chicago Marathon

VIA EXAMINERThe winners of the 2009/2010 World Marathon Majors (WMM) titles could be decided at the 2010 Chicago Marathon. Russia's Liliya Shobukhova and Germany's Irina Mikitenko will go head to head on October 10, in one of the strongest race fields ever assembled. Magdalena Lewy Boulet, Colleen De Reuck, Desiree Davila,...


New 2012 London Olympic marathon course awaits approval from IOC

via Kimberly BoginThe new 2012 London Olympic marathon course is being discussed by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and now awaits approval from the International Olympic Committee.According to London's Daily Mail, the course will be three or four loops, starting at The Mall and passing...


Paula Radcliffe finds a new direction for London 2012 Olympic Marathon

By Neil WilsonIf Paula Radcliffe fulfils the dream of ending her marathon career in triumph at the 2012 Olympics, it will be against a backdrop of London's iconic landmarks. She would start and finish in The Mall, passing Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Cleopatra' s Needle on the Embankment and St Paul's Cathedral. Only the final few...


HERE BE GIANTS!

VIA globerunner.orgOne of the last people I saw before I left Singapore, and the Youth Olympic Games last week, was Wilson Kipketer. A lot more relaxed than the intense figure who trod the tracks of the world so elegantly (and speedily) a decade and more ago, the Kenyan-born Dane walked over, face wreathed in smiles, despite knowing the first thing I was going...


Blog Roll - Jason Pyles

95miles on 10 runsM: 10miles with unplanned pickup miles(5:49/5:26)/ 5milesT: 13miles Hilly at KSF with Fast Finish last 2 miles (5:15/5:05)W: 10miles/ 5milesT: 10miles with 5miles SS/Tempo(26:18/5:15)Rolling KSF roads Splits: 5:25-5:16-5:15-5:08-5:14F: 10miles/ 5milesS: 15milesS: 12miles with 10x30second leg speed strides between 50min-70min markRecap:...


Rudisha leads Kenya charge in final showdown

By CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.com All eyes will be on David Rudisha when he leads a delegation of 10 Kenyans as part of the Africa team in the IAAF Continental Cup action in Split City, Croatia, on Saturday.America and Asia/Pacific are the other continents that will be taking part in the competition that was previously known as the Athletics...


Ryan Hall Running Slow Motion


23,000 runners to join Milo Marathon in Cebu

abs-cbnNEWS.comCebu running champions Mendel Lopez and Madelyn Carter will join more than 23,000 runners in the 34th Milo Marathon eliminations in Cebu this Sunday.Mendel Lopez and Madelyn Carter, the Milo Marathon 2009 Cebu 21K champs in the men’s and women’s, will have their hands full as they face local challenge in Jen Billacora, Eugene Delfonso and...


Blog Roll - Matt Gabrielson

There is a nice little open space that sits on the bluffs of Minneapolis high atop the Mississippi River. On a map this sanctuary is referred to as Riverside Park. But amongst the many runners who have been fortunate enough to run repeat 1200s with short rest here, the place is simply known as "The Park."The Park is a place were dreams are made; where fitness is restored or enhanced;...


US 20ks - pick a pair and win a gear!

Pick-A-Pair of winners for the USA 20 km Championships and win some sweet USA Running Circuit gear! All you need to do is add your comment below with your prediction for the top male and female athletes. Entries must be made by 8:00 a.m. EST on Sept. 6. All entries that correctly predict the winners will be entered into a random drawing...


Get your kicks: Nike Lunar Mariah in Sock Racer design


In Pictures: McMilian Elite

Monochrome Monday by McMilian Elite 

mzungo classic - Olympics Marathon Munich 1972


Quality Line-Up at Berlin Marathon 2010: Patrick Makau, Geoffrey Mutai, Eliud Kiptanui, Bazu Worku, Gilbert Yegon...

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN USING GOOGLE TRANSLATORVIA Laufen.deEven after Haile Gebrselassie in a series of four wins and two world records at the Berlin Marathon may be on the Spree on 26 September in the new edition of the race forward to a world class field. At the start, there are several potential successor to the hunter's world record, which starts this year at the New York...


Tokyo Marathon application: 335,000!

by Brett Larner for JRNFollowing the end of the application period on Aug. 31, the Tokyo Marathon Foundation announced on Sept. 2 that applications for next year's fifth running, scheduled for Feb. 27, hit a record 335,147 for the combined full marathon and 10 km divisions, 9.6 times the number of spots available and exceeding last year's numbers by 20,000.294,469 people applied...


USA 20ks this Monday in New Haven

USATF reportsBrett Gotcher (Flagstaff, Ariz.) and Colleen De Reuck (Boulder, Colo.) return to the 32nd running of the Stratton Faxon New Haven 20K to defend their USA 20 km titles Monday.On the men's side, Gotcher will face a strong field that includes 2010 USA 15 km champion Mo Trafeh (Duarte, Calif.), who was runner-up to Gotcher at this race...


Gotcher back at Houston Marathon

The organizer reports - Brett Gotcher, who recorded the fourth fastest debut marathon ever by an American earlier this year in Houston, will return for the 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon to be held on Sunday, January 30."I'm thrilled to be returning to Houston for my next attempt at the marathon," said Gotcher (left, PhotoRun), a graduate of Stanford University. "The entire...


Blog Roll: Ryan Hall

This past Thursday I was doing one of my favorite runs. I ran from Tom’s Place (about 15 minutes south of Mammoth) to Rock Lake, a climb from 7,000-10,000 feet over nine miles. I don’t know why this is my favorite workout, it just is. There is something about the gradual snaky roads, the tempo of the body grinding out the low-gear power that is needed for uphill running, the...


Fitschen aiming to be a marathoner in 2011

European Athletics reportsGermany’s 2006 European Athletics Championship 10000m gold medallist Jan Fitschen has announced that he is going to move up the distances and is aiming to become Europe’s top marathon runner.As part of his preparations for his debut over the classic distance, he will run the Köln half marathon on October 3.“The legs are loose again and this...


Blog Roll - Anton Krupicka

First, the numbers.Miles: 459Hours: 88h 06minVertical: 66,400'2010 TotalsMiles: 4365Hours: 664h 32minVertical: 740,600'A quick scan of these figures makes me think that nice, round year-end goals would be something like 6500 miles (a convenient average of 125 MPW), 1000 hours, and a million vertical feet of running. Or at least would be if I maintained roughly the same pace (in all three...


Blog Roll - James Carney

new places and facesThe last few days have been lovely. The temps have cooled down and the crisp autumn air has swept in new athletes into the McMillan elite athletics program. Its exciting to see more and more college grads pursuing the dream to become a full time athlete and possibly become an Olympian. The increase in post collegiate training groups...


World Marathon Majors Leader Liliya Shobukhova Ready to Defend Title at 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

PRESS RELEASEThe 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced the addition of several elite women to its star-studded field currently headlined by defending champion Liliya Shobukhova of Russia and 2009 runner-up Irina Mikitenko of Germany. Like the men's race, the 2009-2010 World Marathon Majors (WMM) series will likely be decided in Chicago with the...


A Brief Chat With James Carney

By Peter GambacciniPhoto by Jiro Mochizuki/Photo RunJames Carney will run the USA 20K in New Haven, Connecticut on Monday, Labor Day. He won the 20k in 2008 in 59:11; in 2009, for reasons he describes below, he was ninth in 1:00:21. He'll be doing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 10. Carney was the 2008 USA Half Marathon champion in 1:02:21. In April...


Rudisha bows to weight of world records

By Chris Musumba cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.comDespite putting two world records under his belt in seven days, world 800m holder and Africa champion David Rudisha will skip the Commonwealth Games due in Delhi next month, citing fatigue.“I started my season early and was in shape, running 1:43 by February, and I maintained it until September. I believe I need time to rest and focus on...


London Women's 5k

London, UK - World 10,000m champion Linet Masai returns to London on 5 September in a bid to keep the adidas Women’s 5k Challenge in Kenyan hands.Masai was beaten to the Hyde Park title last year by just one second when her teammate Vivian Cheruiyot ended four years of Ethiopian dominance at this event with a sprint finish.“I am happy to be back at the Women’s 5k Challenge,”...


New Haven US 20ks: Gotcher

By Jim Fuller for newhavenregister.comMaking his way through the streets of New Haven with his gracefully powerful strides, Brett Gotcher could barely believe his good fortune as he moved tantalizingly closer to the biggest victory of his blossoming running career.The pretenders to the crown were languishing behind, leaving Gotcher to battle it out with Mohamed Trafeh and Jason Lehmkuhle for...


Nagoya to Become World's Largest Women-Only Marathon in 2012

translated and edited by Brett LarnerA key selection race for Olympic and World Championships teams held each March, the Nagoya International Women's Marathon will from 2012 abandon its traditional elite-only format in favor of a mass-participation format. The new race, tentatively titled the Nagoya Women's Marathon, will be open to women only and, with a field limit of...


Master Marathoner: Exclusive Interview With Constantina Dita

The 2008 Olympic Marathon gold medalist will compete in the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon on Sunday.Interview by: Matt FitzgeraldConstantina Dita was considered one of the better–but not one of the best–marathon runners in the world before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her resume included a victory in the 2004 Chicago Marathon...


The two-hour marathon: Who and when? If at all...

THE SCIENCE OF SPORTThis morning, I came across what has been a very topical point of debate for the last couple of years - will the two-hour marathon be run, when will it be run, and by whom?The paper is featured in the Journal of Applied Physiology, and it asks these questions, and presents certain physiological concepts and questions that would need to be addressed in...


Tragedy: Dejene Berhanu dies in car accident

Ethiopian elite runner Dejene Berhanu died in a car accident in Ethiopia two days ago. Originally a track distance and cross country runner, Dejene was mostly known for his consistent performance at major road races. His greatest success may be winning the Great North Run Half Marathon (Newcastle 2004) in a blistering 59:37.May he rest in peace.

RUDISHA!

By Mutwiri MutuotaFor the second time in a week, David Lekuta Rudisha lowered the world 800m record to an astonishing 1:41.01 at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Rieti to follow in the hallowed footsteps of Wilson Kipketer. Rudisha clocked 1:41.01 seconds in the two-lap race at the Rieti Grand Prix last evening, shaving 0.08 seconds off his mark set last...


Rudisha kin to slaughter 50 bulls

By CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke.nationmedia.com and Edwin Nyarangi enyarangi80@yahoo.comAnybody can make history but only a great man can write it. Such a man is David Lekuta Rudisha, the new prodigy that the world has now come to know.After 13 long years with no serious attempt made to end Kenyan-Dane Wilson Kipketer’s 800 metres world record of one...


The golden Rudisha

Kenya's David Rudisha says he is impressed by his performance yesterday that saw him lower the 800 metres world record to 1 minute 41.01 at a meeting in Rieti in Italy , just a week after first breaking the record.The 21-year-old, who broke the record that had stood for 13 years in Berlin powered down the home straight at the IAAF World Challenge meeting to easily better that mark.

Rudisha spins Kilgoris into party mood

By Leonard KorirResidents of Kilgoris once again erupted into celebrations following David Rudisha’s second 800m record-breaking act in a week when he blasted to 1:41.01 in Rieti, Italy.Hundreds of locals thronged restaurants and pubs to follow their illustrious son shatter his own 1:41.09 previous best as the sleepy town came alive. All recreational joints remained packed as early as...


Krupicka's Lessons Learned at the Leadville Trail 100

As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine This past weekend, for the second year in a row, I failed to finish the Leadville Trail 100. After winning the race in my first two attempts in 2006 and 2007 and taking 2008 off due to injury, the last two years have been a symmetrical—if somewhat disheartening—counterpoint to my initial success at this...


Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc cancelled

by Alison ShaylerAs reported late last night, the UTMB has been cancelled due to bad weather. Yesterday was fairly wet and cold all day but the heavens really opened up shortly after the race started at 6.30pm.With all the indications looking like it was only going to get worse, the decision was made to stop the runners at Les Contamines....


Njui, Hara win Hokkaido marathon

Kenya's Cyrus Njui enjoyed his debut marathon victory with Japan's Yumiko Hara winning the women's race in the Hokkaido marathon on Sunday.The 24-year-old Njui overcame the hot weather and a one-and-a-half-minute deficit to win the men's race in two hours 11 minutes 22 seconds, beating compatriots Harun Njoroge Mbugua and Mekubo Job Mogusu.Hara, running a full distance marathon for...


Santosh, Pampa win Chennai Marathon

Santosh Kumar of Maharashtra and Pampa Chanda of West Bengal bagged the honours among men and women respectively in the third edition of Chennai Marathon here today. Santhosh clocked one hour seven minutes and nine seconds in the 21.09 km run to claim top prize of Rs 3 lakh. In the women's event, Pampa won with a timing of one hour 21 minutes and 42 seconds. Among Tamil Nadu men,...


Kenyans upstage Americans by going 1-2-3 in Crim 10-mile road race

written by Bill Khan | Flint JournalAmerican men had a stronger presence at the Crim 10-mile road race, but Saturday’s 34th annual race was yet another example of Kenyan dominance of the sport.Julius Kogo, who didn’t decide to race the Crim until Thursday, led a 1-2-3 Kenyan finish with a time of 47:06 to claim $5,000 as the overall winner....


1:41.01 - RUDISHA BREAKS RECORD AGAIN!!!

1:41.01 @ IAAF meeting in Rieti, Italysportinglife.com reportsDavid Rudisha broke the 800 metres world record for the second time in eight days in Rieti on Sunday afternoon.The Kenyan set a new mark of one minute 41.09 seconds in Berlin last Sunday and bettered it on Sunday in Italy, clocking 1:41.01.Last weekend's effort broke the previous best for two...


This weekend's Marathon action

8/28/10 Stavanger Marathon Stavanger Norway8/29/10 New Balance Bornholm Marathon & Ultra Marathon Bornholm Denmark8/29/10 Galway City MarathonGalway City Marathon News Galway Ireland8/29/10 Guernsey Marathon St. Peter Port United Kingdom8/29/10 Hokkaido MarathonHokkaido Marathon CommentsHokkaido Marathon News Hokkaido Japan8/29/10 Longford MarathonLongford Marathon CommentsLongford Marathon NewsLongford Marathon Results Longford Ireland8/29/10 Marathon Guillestrois-Queyras...


Mizuki Noguchi Announces Plans for Fall Half Marathon

VIA japanrunningnews.blogspot.comhttp://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/08/27/11.htmltranslated by Brett LarnerBack to full training for the first time since a left thigh injury knocked her out of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, women's marathon national record holder and Athens Olympics marathon gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi (32, Team...


Fasil Bizuneh Pre-race - USA 10 Mile Championship 2010


Antonio Vega Pre-race - USA 10 Mile Championship 2010


Fernando Cabada Pre-race - USA 10 Mile Championship 2010


28th August - Men's USA 10 Mile Championship 2010

VIA RUNNERSPACE PLAY: Predict the winner of the USA Men's Mile Championship (taking place this Saturday in Flint, MI) and enter for a chance to be the ULTIMATE DISTANCE FAN! All entries who select the winning athlete will be entered into a random drawing for a USA Running Circuit shirt autographed by legend Join Benoit Samuelson.Enter your winning athlete by posting a comment to...


Vega leads field for USA Men's 10 Mile Championship

2010 USA Half Marathon champion Antonio Vega (Minneapolis, Minn.) leads the field for the USA Men's 10 Mile Championship Saturday in Flint, Mich. The championship will be hosted by the Crim Festival of Races.Vega will face two-time Team USA Cross Country squad member Scott Bauhs (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) as well as 25 km American Record holder Fernando Cabada (Boulder, Colo.). Additional...


Blog Roll: Kara Goucher

Being married to a fellow professional runner carries benefits and drawbacks. The advantages are all pretty obvious. One of the disadvantages that might not be so obvious is that the number of setbacks each runner in the couple experiences is doubled. I’m discontent not only when my running is not going well, but also when Adam’s running is not going well.I don’t know why, but in the 10 years Adam and...


Fasil Bizuneh wins US 10 miles at Crim Road Race


Lel meets Geb at Great North Run

The Northern Echo reports - TWO-time champion Martin Lel has announced he plans to defend his title at the Bupa 30th Great North Run next month.The Kenyan former world half marathon champion, 29, will take on legendary Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie, twice Olympic 10,000m champion, and American Dathan Ritzenhein, who won the bronze medal at last years World Half Marathon Championships, in the race on September 19.Lel, who recently has been racing his way back to fitness in the United States...


COMRADES MARATHON MEDIA RELEASE 2011/1 - LAUNCH OF THE 2011 COMRADES MARATHON

The official launch of the 2011 Comrades Marathon was held in Johannesburg on Thursday 26 August 2010.After the hugely successful 2010 Comrades Marathon, which was also the 85th celebration of the world’s biggest ultra-marathon organisers have expressed their satisfaction with the growing interest in the event, not only among South Africans, but...


American marathon record holder Deena Kastor pregnant

Deena Kastor announced today that she's three months pregnant and won't be running the ING New York City Marathon on November 7. "As soon as we heard the news, I stopped hard workouts. I am running easy days with my Mammoth Track Club teammates, but have chosen to forgo any hard efforts in order that every bit of my energy goes into making sure the baby will...


Rock City Marathon Here Again

THE second edition of the Rock City Marathon will take place in Mwanza on September 26, organizers announced in Dar es Salaam on Thursday.Capital-Plus International (CPI), a sports marketing firm, is organizing a 21-kilometre race for the second time following a successful first edition last year.Event co-ordinator Raymond Kanyambo said during the official launching of the 2010 that...


Nike Patents Marty McFly's Self-Lacing Sneaker

By Charlie Sorrel at Wired.comRemember the McFly 2015s, the Official Shoes of Gadget Lab? They were a fairly faithful rendition of Marty McFly’s amazing self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future 2, forced to the market by the tireless work of the Maloof brothers who spent years badgering Nike into making them.They looked great, but lacked the flashing lights and...


You just can’t beat Kenya at home

By DAVID MACHARIA davemash2@yahoo.com Kenya on Thursday proved the best in track and field after they finished top of the pack at the end of the athletics programme of this year’s East Africa Secondary School Games in Nakuru.Of the five countries that presented teams for track and field competition at the Afraha stadium, Kenya collected 47 medals: 16 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze.Uganda finished...


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Natukae na undugu!

African leaders including indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir joined tens of thousands of Kenyans Friday as a new constitution was signed into law that institutes an American-style system of checks and balances on power!

THOMPSON SET FOR GREAT YORKSHIRE RUN

Chris Thompson will compete at the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run on September 5.The 29-year-old, who won silver behind Great Britain team-mate Mo Farah at this year's European Championships in Barcelona, will be making his third successive appearance in the Sheffield event.Meanwhile Spain's Chema Martinez, runner-up in two years ago when Thompson...


Keitany, Fujiwara among New York Marathon entries

Kenya's Mary Keitany, the 25-kilometer world record-holder, and Japan's Arata Fujiwara were among eight new entrants announced Wednesday by organizers of the 41st New York Marathon.The November 7 race will be the marathon debut for Keitany, the reigning world half-marathon champion who set a 25km world mark of 79 mins 53 secs last May in Berlin. Keitany, 28,...


Champions Sammy Wanjiru, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot and Tsegaye Kebede Added to 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

PRESS RELEASEMost Competitive Field in Race History Creates Opportunity to Decide the World Marathon Major Series Title in ChicagoChicago, IL - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that three of the world's top marathon champions will compete head-to-head in the most competitive field ever assembled in the 33-year history of the race. Defending...


Rudisha among Delhi wild cards

By AYUMBA AYODI sayodi@ke.nationmedia.comA number of experienced athletes, including the new world 800 metres record holder David Rudisha, will earn direct entry to the Kenyan team to this year’s Commonwealth Games.The athletes earmarked for wild cards will skip this Saturday’s National Bank of Kenya (NBK) sponsored trials for the “Club” Games at...


Steve Jones @ 1984 Chicago Marathon


Ashis Roy, 78, completes 105th marathon

India’s grand-old marathon man Ashis Roy has completed his 105th marathon, finishing the Self-Transcendence Marathon on a scenic, flat and fast loop around Rockland Lake, New York in six hours and 29 minutes.In Tuesday’s marathon at Congers, Roy, who turned 78 June 1, clipped 14 minutes from his last run in the Sunburst Marathon in South Bend, Indiana, in pouring rain in June.The weather was perfect, a cool cloudy with a strong breeze blowing, Roy told IANS over the phone, “Very...


Agony of the long-distance runner

By Chris Rattue The following comes with a health warning.Simply reading about this running event could induce severe pain.Hamilton-born Dharbhasana Lynn, a 34-year-old from One Tree Hill, is recovering in New York after completing the annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race (about 5000km).This race falls into the ultra category, although ultra is...


Triple distance success for Mohamed at Swedish championships

Lennart Julin for the IAAFThe 2010 edition of the Swedish Championships were held in Falun, the hometown track of Susanna and Jenny Kallur. The twins had for a couple of years really looked forward to the chance to compete in a championship setting on their home track - the Lugnet arena (next door to the skiing facilities that have hosted the Nordic World...


Kipketer not surprised his 800m record broken

Written By:Kennedy Langat Kenyan-born Danish Wilson Kipketer has said he was not surprised to hear that David Rudisha had smashed his long-standing 800m world record.Kipketer had held the record since August 1997 before Rudisha shaved two hundredths of a second from the mark by running 1 minute 41.09 seconds in Berlin, Germany on Sunday.Kipketer believes it is a positive...


Self Transcendence Rockland Marathon August 24 Results

Michael Arnstein 1 M 2:39:37 6:05/M Under 50 1Granantan Boyle 2 M 2:41:02 6:08/M Under 50 2Uli Mzungo 3 M 2:44:10 6:16/M Under 50 3Abhinabha Tangerman 4 M 2:44:25 6:16/M Under 50 4Tim Cranfield 5 M 2:50:19 6:30/M Under 50 5Bahadur Szabo 6 M 2:52:49 6:35/M Under 50 6Oskar Ganz 7 M 2:58:46 6:49/M Under 50 7Giovanni Anantea 8 M 3:00:39 6:53/M Under 50 8Francesco Murianni 9 M 3:01:26 6:55/M Under 50...


13:11 Tim Broe becoming a coach

by Duncan Larkin for RoadsMillsLapsOnce upon a time, before the Solinskys and the Tegenkamps came to the fore, before Ritz and Lagat did it, America had a whole bunch of hard-working guys going after Bob Kennedy’s elusive 5,000m American record (12:58.21).Tim Broe of Peoria, Illinois was one of these guys on that quixotic quest. And though his ultimate PR, 13:11, fell short...


David Rudisha breaks the world record over 800m: 1:41.09!

What a brilliant recap on David's 800 meter world record by sportsscientists.comBreaking news, not much to say yet, and sadly, I didn't even see this race, but David Rudisha has delivered on his exceptional promise and broken the 800m world record in Berlin today!His time of 1:41.09 took the narrowest 0.02s margin off legend Wilson Kipketer's previous best, set...


Shalane and the Marathon

By Peter Vigneron - As featured in the September 2010 issue of Running Times MagazineAt the track in the woods, in the southeastern corner of Nike's 200-acre Beaverton, Ore., campus, it is mid-May and the weather is good for running. It is neither warm nor cold, the sky is overcast, and there is no wind. Shalane Flanagan, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and the American...


Footsteps: Historic Half Marathons

By Roger Robinson - As featured in the JulyAugust 2010 issue of Running Times MagazineIt took a volcanic eruption to stop Ron Hill coming to Boston in April for the 40th anniversary of his victory. Nothing less could get in the way of Britain's still-intrepid European, Boston and Commonwealth marathon champion of 1969-70.Before his marathon fame, however, the first real sign of that impending...


Zersenay Tadese Tribute Song


Frank Duffy 10 mile race, Dublin: Success for Scottish Runner as Sun Shines in the Park for Series Run

Success for Scottish Runner as Sun Shines in the Park for Series RunScottish club runner, Andy Douglas of Inverclyde AC, took the honours in this year’s Lifestyle Sports-adidas Frank Duffy 10 mile race, on a gloriously sunny Saturday morning in Phoenix Park. The Scot, who has never visited Ireland before, finished comfortably ahead of the 6,000 plus race...


Kenyan couple win Rio half marathon

via USA TODAYKenyan couple Joshua Kiprugut Kemei and Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa swept the Rio de Janeiro International Half Marathon on Sunday.Kemei, who is married to Kirwa, dominated the men's race. He completed the 21.1-kilometer (13.1-mile) course along Rio's beaches in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 3 seconds. He was runner-up last year.Brazil's Franck Caldeira crossed...


Brendan Lunty fastest in Edmonton marathon

BY CHRIS O’LEARY, EDMONTONJOURNAL.COMA revamped course designed for speed wasn’t quite as fast as organizers had hoped at the Canadian Derby Edmonton Marathon today at Northlands.That didn’t spoil the day for the winners in the half and full marathons, however.Camrose runner Brendan Lunty surprised in the men’s full marathon, upending Winnipeg’s Mike Booth, winning in a...


Adidas-McMillanElite Adds Seven Athletes

Flagstaff, Arizona-based training group part of U.S. distance running resurgenceHeading into its fourth year, the adidas-McMillanElite training group has added seven recent grads to its roster. Thanks to the financial support of adidas, New York Road Runners Club, Houston Marathon Foundation and USATF Foundation, these emerging professional athletes are provided a jump-start to their post-collegiate running careers. Below is a snapshot of the new faces and names that will represent...


Blog Roll - Nick Arciniaga

Going For ItWe are now 17 months away from the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston, which means that leaves us all with only 16 months to either Qualify for the Trials or Prepare to race them. For me, my goal will be to make the Olympic Team in London. This goal a year ago for me seemed like a long shot, now as it gets closer and closer I can see it becoming more...


Video of new world record 800m: David Rudisha 1.41.09


Gloucester 7 miler

By: Jason Wolfe, GLOUCESTER, Mass. - A pair of Kenyans, Alan Kiprono and Lineth Chepkurui, won the inaugural Run Gloucester! 7 Mile Road Race on Sunday morning along scenic Cape Ann in Gloucester. Kiprono, 20, who finished second at the TD Bank Beach to Beacon in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, two weeks ago, broke the tape first in 32 minutes, 54 seconds to take the men's title. In the women's division,...


Pikes Peak: Colorado's Glen Randall wins in 2:09:28

At today’s 55th running of the Pikes Peak Ascent, Team USA wins gold besting the other team competitors in the 7th WMRA World Long Distance Challenge, (England, Scotland, Slovenia, Germany) in spite of three of Team USA’s runners going off course approximately one mile below the A-frame water station which is approximately three mile from the...


Blog Roll: Dathan Ritzenhein

It has been a while since I have put up a new blog post, but I forgot how chaotic life can be with a new baby. Our son Jude was born on July 23rd and thank God he was healthy. My wife has really adapted well and she is amazing to be able to handle him and still be able to give our daughter everything she needs. On top of that, she is taking care of me! Now that I am in the full swing of...


A living legend hangs up the racing flats: THANKS PAUL!


Man of the week: frontrunner Josphat Kiprono Menjo

Kenya´s Josephat Menjo ran a massive PB 12:55.95 in the 5000m in Turku last Thursday and set an impressive PB 3:53.62 in the Mile in Joensuu/Finland yesterday. Both races were Menjo´s total solos, and he´s one of the most interesting distance runners in the world right now. We've been digging up some background on Menjo (thanks to the IAAF and...


Rudisha 800m WR 1.41.51

BBC reportsKenya's David Rudisha broke the men's 800m world record in a time of one minute 41.09 seconds at an IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin on Sunday.The previous record of 1:41.11 was set by Denmark's Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer in Cologne in 1997.With the help of a pacesetter, Rudisha hit the 400m mark in 48.65sec and he maintained his pace to the line to better Kipketer's mark."I...


Uncelebrated Lagat adds another feather to her cap

By CHRIS MUSUMBA cmusumba@ke. nationmedia.comWhen she won the Olympic gold medal over the 1,500m distance in Beijing in August 2008, very few had any clue who Nancy Jebet Lagat was.After all the only other success to her name before the race in Beijing was a World Junior 800m title in Chile in 2000 and a silver medal in the two lap race in 1998 at Annecy...


Mo Farah breaks British 5,000m record at Diamond League

BBC REPORTSMo Farah became the first Briton to run the 5,000m in under 13 minutes at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich but could only finish fifth in his race.Farah broke David Moorcroft's 28-year-old British record of 13 minutes 00.41 seconds, finishing in 12:57.94 in a race won by Ethiopia's Tariku Bekele.European 5,000m and 10,000m champion Farah said: "I have...


Establishing A Running Foundation

Written by: Matt FitzgeraldThe top training priority of every new runner should be to establish a solid foundation for future development as a runner. How is this done? The physiological foundation for running performance has two components: aerobic fitness and neuromuscular fitness. You know what aerobic fitness is: the ability to generate large amounts of...


Blog Roll - Andrew Lemoncello

Below is the race report from the Beach to Beacon 10km that I raced a couple of weeks ago. I meant to post it when I got back from the race but we still haven't got internet in our house so when I go somewhere for internet it tends to be just to do some work.Last weekend Julie and I went to Las Vegas for her birthday surprise weekend. We...


Haile Gebrselassie to set up Hyundai assembly plant in Ethiopia

Ethiopian long distance running legend, Haile Gebrselassie is to set up Hyundai assembly plant in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa based Reporter said. According to the report, Haile has been importing the South Korean made cars to Ethiopia for over a year and has now prepared to open Ethiopia's first assembly plan for Hyundai motorcars.Marathon Motors Engineering, a joint venture company...


Team Salomon for Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc

Full presentation here. Good luck!

TOP 20 - Frank Duffy 10 Mile, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 21.08.2010

1 Andy Douglas Scotland MS 1 00:50:52 00:50:532 Mark Kenneally Dublin MS 2 00:51:48 00:51:503 Michael Clohisey Dublin MS 3 00:52:20 00:52:204 Simon Plummer Scotland MS 4 00:52:40 00:52:415 Lorcan Cronin Dublin MS 5 00:52:51 00:52:536 Brian Maher Kilkenny MS 6 00:53:22 00:53:227 Rory Mcdonnell Frank MS 7 00:53:24 00:53:268 Simon Reede Dublin M35 1 00:53:37 00:53:379 John Byrne Co. Mayo M35 2 00:53:44 00:53:4510 Mark Hoey Co. Meath MS 8 00:54:03 00:54:0311 Gary O'Hanlon Dublin MS 9 00:54:18...


In Pictures: Frank Duffy 10 Mile, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 21.08.2010


mzungo.org exclusive - Mark Kenneally (Clonliffe A.C) @ Mile 1 @ Frank Duffy 10 Mile, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 21.08.2010


mzungo.org exclusive - Andy Douglas & Simon Plummer @ Frank Duffy 10 Mile, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 21.08.2010


mzungo.org exclusive - Andy Douglas @ Frank Duffy 10 Mile, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 21.08.2010


Mark Kenneally @ Frank Duffy 10 Mile, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 21.08.2010


Farah and Solinsky, ‘believing it is possible’ – Zürich Samsung Diamond League

Mike Rowbottom for the Samsung Diamond LeagueThere is a brightness in the faces of Mo Farah and Chris Solinsky which cannot be entirely explained by the fact that both are due to race in tomorrow’s climactic Samsung Diamond League 5000m race at the Zürich Weltklasse meeting.Both come to this race with rising ambition at the end of a season in which both have offered fresh reasons for...


Kenyans shine at inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore

By ODINDO AYIEKO AND AFPKenya’s Virginia Nyambura put herself on course to winning a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Thursday after winning her heat in the 2,000 metres steeplechase, beating a field of 13 athletes.Nyambura clocked six minutes and 42.40 seconds as she raced to the finish line ahead of Ethiopian Tsenga...


Leipzig 100k

Platz Plm Plw Stnr. Name Vorname Verein AK Akm Akw Endzeit Rückst.1 1 1 Oka Hirofumi BakuSOU Senioren M30 1 07:19:19 00:00:002 2 5 Hinze Stefan LG DUV Senioren M45 1 07:39:19 00:20:003 3 108 Koch Rainer Wilfried LG Würzburg Senioren M30 2 07:46:24 00:27:054 4 73 Jakob Christian ESV Neuaubing München Senioren M35 1 07:47:06 00:27:475 5 6 Wimmer Robert TSV Zirndorf Senioren M45 2 07:52:16 00:32:576 6 83...


Blog Roll: Jez Bragg "UTMB!"

After one of my most consistent spells of training ever, I’m now well and truly into my taper for the UTMB race which is less than two weeks away. With hundreds (probably thousands, best not to count) of tough mountain miles completed over the course of the last couple of months, all the hard work is done and there’s little that can really be done to influence performance on the...


Why Weltklasse Zurich is Weltklasse

SOURCE: Track&Field SuperblogAs a collegiate athlete at the University of Washington, Hayward Field was our second home. Any time we wanted to face a little competition, we hopped in the bus and took the five hour drive south to Eugene. Over the years I've competed there more than a dozen times and also had the pleasure of providing media coverage for...


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Zurich 5k and steeple

IAAF reportsImane Merga knew exactly what he needed to do to end his 5000m campaign on a high. Simply put, a top-three finish would force the 21-year-old to make a little more room in his luggage for the Diamond R