Saturday, December 16, 2006

Running Tidbits:16-Dec-2006

  • You have to jump through some hoops registering but the Great Run site has podcasts from the Great Ethiopia run. They claim to have an exclusive two-part podcast with Haile Gebrselassie but the links to Haile’s podcasts are broken.

  • This could be trouble: Chinese officials declared themselves dissatisfied despite winning 316 medals at the Asian games. China finished second to the USA at the Olympics in 2004 but has set its sights on finishing first at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The article says that officials are under intense pressure to deliver after a massive financial and personnel investment from the Chinese government.

  • U.S. 100 meter Olympic champ who will be banned for life from athletics, after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, is looking for another line of work. He has been trying out with several NFL teams.

  • What do a German swimming champion, an American college basketball player, an Australian professional surfing champion and a Jamaican world championship medallist have in common? Answer: They are all competing at the 15th Asian Games in the Qatar capital Doha. The article also mentions Zenebech Tola.

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