Monthly Archives: November 2007

>SI Sports"man" of the Year

>In the leadup to naming their 54th annual Sportsman of the Year on December 3rd, Sports Illustrated’s writers are posting columns about the nominees. You can even make your own comment (not that it will make any difference). Track’s entries … Continue reading

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>NCAA XC Preview

>I’ll be in attendance at Monday’s Division I championships in Terre Haute. TV coverage:CSTV (live), Monday at noon Web coverage:Coaches’ association website (via CSTV), live Monday at noon All the basic info is at the coaches’ association’s “Championship central“meet website … Continue reading

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>High School "heroics"

>My brother just passed this along to me. Worth a read, and a useful warning to young runners with sore lower legs.

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>Anti-Doping News

>Bonds indicted on perjury charges. I wish this had happened a few months ago–even just one home run shy of 755. Notable: “Shortly after the indictment was handed up, Bonds’ personal trainer, Greg Anderson, was ordered released after spending most … Continue reading

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>New York City Marathon recap

>Men:1. Martin Lel (Kenya), 2:09:042. Abderrahim Goumri (Morocco), 2:09:163. Hendrick Ramaala (South Africa), 2:11:254. Stefano Baldini (Italy) 2:11:585. James Kwambai (Kenya) 2:12: Women:1. Paula Radcliffe (UK), 2:23:092. Gete Wami (Ethiopia), 2:23:323. Jelena Prokopcuka (Latvia), 2:26:134. Lidiya Grigoryeva (Russia) 2:28:375. Catherine … Continue reading

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>Olympic Trials Marathon recap

>1. Ryan Hall, 2:09:02 (OT record)2. Dathan Ritenhein, 2:11:073. Brian Sell, 2:11:404. Khalid Khannouchi, 2:12:34 Details? Read ‘em here:Full resultsAP storyIAAF storyUSATF athlete quotesLet’s Run live discussion My thoughts on the men’s marathon Olympic trials… NBC’s recap did not give … Continue reading

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>Tragedy

>After this morning’s Olympic Trials webcast debacle, I shut down the computer and went out for a run. I wanted to avoid any spoilers before watching NBC’s half-hour race recap. I planned to write up a nasty letter and send … Continue reading

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>Olympic Trials, Men’s marathon

>It appears the Trials webcast is far more popular than the idiots at 30 Rock expected. MediaZone is overloaded and I cannot get in–it doesn’t appear that anyone can.. The Let’s Run live thread doesn’t have a single person getting … Continue reading

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>This week’s Sports Illustrated has an interesting piece on Alberto Salazar, the former star runner turned Nike coach. In 2001, with several million dollars from Nike, Salazar launched the Oregon Project, a challenge to the African hegemony in distance running. … Continue reading

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