LRC visitors recently voted Kastor, the US marathon record holder at 2:19:36, as the greatest women's US distance runner in history. Kastor talks about her amazing career that saw her go from being a pro on a gear-only contract to one thrilled to be making $12,000 a year to an Olympic medallist and US record holder.
On the same day Willis announced he had signed with Tracksmith, he spoke with LetsRun about why now was the right time to try something new, how he hopes to push the sport forward in his new role, and his quest to make a fifth Olympic team at age 38.
"It's not a traditional nine-to-five. It's project-based and they'll give myself flexibility to also focus on my training. But I want to prove myself. I want to show that I'm worthy of this...It's fun starting at the bottom again."
The revised season -- which won't feature DL points or a DL final -- is set to run August 14 through October 17. The Prefontaine Classic is scheduled for October 4, but the University of Oregon hasn't cleared the use of Hayward Field yet.
Iljukov recently conducted a study that indirectly suggested the effects of doping were between 2.0% and 3.4% in distance events and points out that 68% of the Russian 1500 women that ran an elite time at the Russian champs were eventually banned.
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One week before the 2003 Worlds, the planet's best runner, Stephen Cherono, changed his name to Saif Saaeed Shaheen and switched nationality from Kenya to Qatar. The steeplechase final pit Shaheen against his brother Abraham (still angry over the move) and a young Ezekiel Kemboi and culminated with a thrilling home-straight duel. Jonathan Gault takes you through it all.