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Runner's Web August 2017 FrontPage Archive

  August 18, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(ITU) Multisport: Penticton is ready to crown the 2017 Multisport World Champions

(AC) Athletics: Abbotsford to host 2019 and 2020 Cross Country Championships

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Hatti Archer - GB steeplechaser in line for second 2010 European medal upgrade
Britain's 2010 European steeplechase bronze medallist Hatti Archer is in line to be upgraded again after Russian silver medallist Lyubov Kharlamova was found guilty of doping

(BBC) Athletics: I want to forget about Mo - Farah on his future
Mo Farah says he wants to "forget about Mo" when he ends his track career in Birmingham this weekend, and have a fresh start as a road runner

(Diamond League) Athletics: Birmingham - 5 Things To Look Out For
Tamberi's final dream, a rematch between Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix, and everything to run for in the 100m. We bring you five things to keep your eyes on in Birmingham this Sunday, as the Road To The Final reaches its climactic stage

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Former Olympic cycling champion Sanchez fails doping test

(USATF) Athletics: Martin Breaks Two World Marks, 16 American Masters Records Set At WMA Regional Championship And USATF Masters Outdoor Throws Championship

(The Star) Athletics: Kiri, Kiplagat face tough task in retaining Chicago Marathon crowns

(Wired) Athletics: Sex, Drugs, and the Inside Lane - Recapping the 2017 World Championships of Track

(Dallas News) Athletics: he BMW Dallas Marathon is returning to its White Rock Lake roots

Athletics: Kathrine Switzer Nominated for Prestigious Laureus World Sports Award
Fans Can Vote for Switzer’s Historic Run at 2017 Boston Marathon

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian triple jumper given four-year ban for doping
ussian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for violating anti-doping rules

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Green, Griffin Named National High School Track & Field Coaches of the Year

(The Undefeated) Athletics: U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program puts runners on fast track to citizenship
5K specialist Paul Chelimo, others in program make their mark in U.S. track and field

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Bill Rodgers talks about what New Balance Falmouth means to him

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Steve Spence - Practice What You Preach

Kathrine Switzer’s 2017 Boston Marathon run has been nominated for "Best Sporting Moment of the Year" by the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards. This is the first year the Laureus World Sports Awards will honor the “Best Sporting Moment of the Year,” and Switzer’s nomination is named “Run for Rights.”
Fans can support Switzer’s efforts by taking part in the online voting by visiting MyLaureus.com and voting for Switzer and the "Run for Rights" nomination before Sept. 1.






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(ESPN) Athletics: Cheptegei aims to fill Farah's spikes
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei, Uganda's 10 000m silver medalist at the recently concluded IAAF World Championships in London, says his target is to become a triple international title holder

(Excelle Sports) Athletics: Superstar hurdlers Kendra Harrison and Kori Carter plan to switch events by next season

(ESPN) Athletics: Catch up with inspiring Olympians one year later
Get reacquainted with runners Abbey D'Agostino and Nikki Hamblin one year after their graceful determination in the face of adversity at the Rio Games made them global icons of sportsmanship

(Runner's World) Athletics: Episode 67 - Desiree Linden
The Olympic marathoner goes over proper pacing, her favorite music, and a newfound joy in good bourbon

(XinhuaNET) Athletics: Number of athletes moving from track to marathon growing

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Usain Bolt posts X-ray of hamstring tear after 'sadly people questioned injury'
(The Telegraph) Usain Bolt rounds on his World Championships injury doubters: 'I have never been one to cheat my fans'

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Sonia O'Sullivan Was Seriously Unhappy With Irish Athletes Not Wearing Green At World Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt to miss Manchester United legends match due to injury
Retired sprinter reveals left hamstring will need three months’ rehab - Bolt had been due to play in match v Barcelona on 2 September

(Cloud259) Athletics: Episode 57 - Jared Ward Devotes Mind and Body to the Marathon

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: Drugs
Everybody knows that many athletes cheat by using performance-enhancing drugs like steroids, testosterone, and EPO. But what is it like to take these banned substances? Do they really help you win? To find out, we sent an amateur cyclist into the back rooms of sports medicine, where he just said yes to the most controversial chemicals in sports

Athletics: Philemon Rono to Defend Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Title
A year ago Kenya’s Philemon Rono overcame a world class field, humid conditions - not to mention a collision with a traffic barricade - to capture the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a time of 2:08:27

(Globe and Mail) Multisport: The Multisport festival: How the 10-day event will unfold
An epic five-race event combining running, swimming and cycling will be taking place in Penticton, B.C. Thousands of athletes, both professional and amateur, will compete in the championship for the first time

(Runner's World) Athletics: These Are the Top Running Cities, According to Strava
Is your city packed with runners? Are they newbies or veterans? Strava data tells us who is running where

(Honolulua Magazine) Athletics: A Beginner’s Guide to Surviving the Honolulu Marathon
The Honolulu Marathon is Dec. 10 this year - 18 weeks away. Here’s how to plan now so you’ll be prepared

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Obiri, Kipyegon to star at Birmingham Diamond League

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen returns to winning form in Sopot

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Asbel to shift from 1500m to 5000m racing

(The Standard) Athletics: Danger looms as other countries battle to dislodge Kenyans from ‘traditional’ races

(BT) Triathlon: British Triathlon welcomes Andy Salmon as new CEO
Andy Salmon has been announced as the new Chief Executive of British Triathlon, to take the sport forward to Tokyo 2020 and beyond

(Runner's World) Athletics: Cancer Strikes Again for World Championships Marathoner
Serena Burla is undergoing surgery for a recurrence in her leg






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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Olympic medals - The tricky job of reallocating - and getting them back
Gone are the days of Olympians receiving their medals in an airport food court, or having to hold their own medal ceremony

(Sport24) Athletics: Double disappointment as Manyonga, Taylor fail to break WR

(NBC) Athletics: World championships rematches in Birmingham; Diamond League preview

(AW) Athletics: Vivian Cheruiyot to defend Great North Run title
Olympic champion to take on Mary Keitany, Betsy Saina and Jo Pavey on Tyneside

(BBC) Athletics: Tianna Bartoletta - Olympic gold medallist on her personal struggles
The sight of an athlete in tears on a podium is not a rare one in sport

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: ‘The Meet,’ London July 2018: one night, two hours, nine events

(Inside the Games0 Drugs in Sport: Six Russian athletes handed doping bans by RUSADA
Former European steeplechase medallist Lyubov Kharlamova is among five athletes and one weightlifter to have been handed drugs bans by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), it has been announced

Athletics: World Record-Holders and Defending Champions Lead 40th Anniversary Bank of America Chicago Marathon International Elite Athlete Field
Marathon world and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto, half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese, three-time Olympic gold medalist and 5,000m world record-holder Tirunesh Dibaba, and defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat return to the Windy City to race to the top of the podium

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Denise Lewis hopes young athletes will deliver for Great Britain after meagre medal haul at World Championships: 'You will look for these names at Tokyo'
* Great Britain just made their medal target thanks to a late surge in the final days
* Four relay medals in the final two days meant Great Britain came away with six
* Mo Farah was the only Briton to win individual medals with a gold and bronze
* But up-and-coming athletes Laura Muir, Nethaneel Mitchell-Black, Dina Asher-Smith, Kyle Langford Callum Hawkins and all claimed fourth-placed finishes

(BBC) Athletics: Jo Pavey aims to defend European Championship title in 2018
Jo Pavey is aiming to defend her 10,000m title at the European Championships in Germany in 2018 - a month before her 45th birthday

(USATF) Athletics: British Athletics, USATF Announce Head-To-Head Meet In 2018

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Sibling rivalry fuels Kenya' s Manangoi to London 2017 gold

Athletics: ISTAF In Berlin’s Olympic Stadium set for August 27th
Star-studded Javelin duel in prospect with Olympic champion Röhler versus World champion Vetter

Athletics: Philadelphia Marathon Announces New Title Partner
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Begins Three-Year Collaboration to Help Improve the Health of Philadelphians






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(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Defending Champs Return to 45th Running of New Balance Falmouth Road Race
Stephen Sambu Seeks to Become First Man to Win 4 Times; Caroline Chepkoech Wants "Countdown" Repeat

(IAAF) Athletics: Zurich to host 18 freshly-minted world champions - IAAF Diamond League

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir - Sportscotland chief hopes for Commonwealth Games U-turn
Sportscotland's director of high performance Mike Whittingham hopes Laura Muir will change her mind about skipping the 2018 Commonwealth Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan Coach Kirwa bemoans lack of depth

(ESPN W) Athletics: Why we'll never see another sprinter like Usain Bolt

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Wario says Kenya is ready to build three stadiums in 2023 IAAF World Championships bid
Kenya has plans to build three new stadiums as part of a bid for the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships - according to the country's Sports Minister Hassan Wario

(HMMR Media) Athletics: Why Did Usain Bolt Lose?
Analyzing the race meter by meter

(BBC) Athletics: Sanya Richards-Ross 'healed' by support after abortion revelation
Former Olympic 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross says she has helped other women by speaking publicly about having an abortion

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap X
What a night what a sport what a championships. The IAAF World Championships came to a close in suitably dramatic style on Day 10. This, for one last time, is the London Wrap

(The Star) Athletics: ‘I owe it to Viv’
Newly crowned world 5,000m champion, Helen Obiri has attributed her victory to a plan they hatched with Olympic champion, Vivian Cheruiyot prior to the race

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt brushes off finale frustration with wild party as Olympic champion enjoys retirement
The eight-time Olympic champion finally hung up his running boots at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships

(SCMP) Athletics: No more runners – Hong Kong Marathon to limit entries to 74,000
Thousands of runners are expected to miss out again with the annual quota remaining the same for 2018, say organisers

(IOL) Athletics: World record beckons for Caster Semenya

(AllAfrica) Drugs in Sport: Gishen Denies Doping Involvement

(SuperSport) Athletics: Manyonga will try to set new world record
The world long jump champion, Luvo Manyonga, had his sights set on the world record for quite a while now and just maybe tomorrow in France it might happen

(The National) Athletics: Laura Muir takes heart and takes leave after World Championships performance

(IAAF) Athletics: Pearson's golden moment all the greater after injury heartache

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Alberto Salazar's son was coaching in London during World Championships and could have helped Mo Farah
* Mo Farah could have received guidance and support from Alex Salazar
* Alberto Salazar's son was in London during the World Athletics Championships
* A conscious effort has been made to put distance between Farah and Salazar
* Salazar remains at the centre of a United States Anti-Doping Agency probe

(The Guardian) Athletics: Michael Johnson warns Britain not to get carried away with relay medal burst
Four relay medals plus Mo Farah’s 5,000m silver took GB total to six - Johnson questions whether £27m UK Sport investment is bearing fruit

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Neil Black confident British athletics has a bright future despite World Championship near-misses

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: McPherson-Jackson bust-up ahead of 4x400 final leaves bitter taste
A nasty bust-up by mile relay teammates Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson added to Jamaica's overall trend of misfortune and below-par performance at the London World Championships finishing 16th on the medal table






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(Citius Mag) Athletics: U.S. Distance Running Excellence is Here to Stay

(The Independent) Athletics: Usain Bolt believes his golden legacy remains intact after World Championships disappointment
The eight-time Olympic champion ended his career with a bronze and an injury

(Yahoo) Athletics: Coleman sees future Bolt-Gatlin style rivalry with De Grasse

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Canada looks for clues after world track shutout
Injuries and illness hurt, but no world track medals for the first time since 2001 raises questions. Good thing the next Summer Olympics are three years away

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir to miss 2018 Commonwealth Games because of veterinary medicine exams

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Why athletics is still worth fighting for
So this was a disappointing World Championships. Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt. Seven days later, cramp beat Bolt again. Wayde van Niekerk couldn't win his 200m/400m double. Isaac Makwala couldn't even start both
(The Guardian) World Athletics Championships 2017 review: our writers’ awards and hopes
The highs and the lows of 10 tumultuous days at the London Stadium seen through the eyes of those who reported on the World Athletics Championships

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: US medal dominance could reflect doping cleanup in track

(The Independent) Athletics: Usain Bolt explains why he got injury during World Championships relay and defends decision to continue after Rio
The world's fastest man was struck down with a hamstring injury that could yet prove worse than first feared as Bolt awaits further results following Saturday's heartbreaking relay final

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt was 'partying until early hours' at a barbecue in London - days before 4x100m relay sprint collapse
The Jamaican and friends partied to pay tribute to his friend and former Team GB star Germaine Mason

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Once Upon A Time In East Africa

(NY Times) Athletics: Russians Compete at World Championships, but Not for Their Country

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Usain Bolt leaves athletics behind with final warning to drug cheats
Usain Bolt retires with swipe at doping athletes - Lord Coe admits regret at Bolt’s retirement

(RRW) Athletics: Manangoi, Obiri & Semenya All Victorious On Final Day of IAAF World Championships
On the final night of competition at the 16th IAAF World Championships at London Stadium here, middle and long distance athletes took center stage in front of 55,520 enthusiastic fans

(The Guardian) Athletics: Caster Semenya storms to third world 800m gold to leave troubles behind
South African produces stunning personal best to delight the London crowd - Britain’s Lynsey Sharp finishes a disappointing eighth

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Coe defends next IAAF World Championship host after Warner claims Doha is "really strange choice"
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has promised that the next World Championships in 2019 will remain in Doha after the choice of the Qatari capital was criticised by Ed Warner, the chairman of this year's event in London, which finished here tonight

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mo Farah in bust-up: Beaten British athlete split with his 'right-hand man' before the World Championships
* Britain's Mo Farah had to settle for silver in the men's 5,000m on Saturday night
* Sources confirmed that he recently split with Barry Fudge of British Athletics
* The pair had become extremely close and what sparked the split is unclear
* It is claimed that relations with another member of his support staff have soured
* Angry Mo Farah blasts critics who he says are trying to 'destroy his legacy'

(Capital FM) Athletics: Brilliant Obiri stops Ayana to win 5000m gold
Hellen Obiri produced a jaw-dropping performance to floor Ethiopian star Almaz Ayana and storm to the women’s 5000m gold on the last day of the London IAAF World Championships on Sunday

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir ‘happy’ with sixth place in world championships 5,000m
Muir claims outdoor personal best as Kenya’s Hellen Obiri wins gold - Briton has taken part in five races in 10 days
(IAAF) women's 5000m final - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(CBC) Athletics: What we learned at the track & field worlds: Canada went viral (not in a good way)
Stomach virus, injuries combine to let down athletes, track & field fans






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(CBC) Athletics: Melissa Bishop finishes 5th in 800m at track worlds
Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa takes world title

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canadians tie for the win at Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin 5K
Canadians Natasha Wodak and Lyndsay Tessier finished 1-1 (and not 1-2) at the Rock 'n' Roll Dublin 5K

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Amateur cyclists' doping film turns into something much bigger than just that - a matter of life and death

(The Guardian) Athletics: Drama and controversy at the World Athletics Championships - a photo essay
From Mo Farah’s 10,000m gold, Isaac Makwala’s illness, the fall of Deborah John to the heartbreak of Usain Bolt’s final race, our photographer Tom Jenkins captured the icons, the atmosphere and all the action from the London Stadium

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Laura Muir finishes sixth as Hellen Obiri wins 5,000m gold
Kenya's Hellen Obiri upset defending world champion Almaz Ayana to win 5,000m gold on the final night of competition as Britain's Laura Muir finished sixth

(Express) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya shrugs off ‘nonsense’ over gender tests and testosterone levels
Caster Semenya claims she is not concerned by the ongoing battle over her status in athletics as she prepares for the World Athletics Championships 800m final in London.

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: What is hyperandrogenism?
Hyperandrogenism is a condition which causes a woman to produce roughly three times more testosterone than an average female

(AI) Athletics: Justyn Knight impressive at 2017 IAAF World Championships

(NY Times) Athletics: Usain Bolt’s Final Race Ends in a Cry of Pain, and a Whimper
Running the anchor leg of Jamaica’s 4x100-meter relay at the worlds, Bolt pulled up with what appeared to be an injury to his left leg and failed to finish

(SuperSport) Athletics: Semenya taking nothing for granted

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah tells media: ‘If you say I’ve done something wrong, prove it’
Farah second after painful end to 5,000m at World Championships - Briton accuses press of trying to ‘destroy’ his legacy in athletics
(The Telegraph) Mo Farah launches astonishing attack on media - 'You're trying to destroy everything I have achieved'
(BBC) 'You never write the fact' - Salazar criticism frustrates Farah
Mo Farah is left frustrated as he is questioned about his association with US coach Alberto Salazar, saying "you can write what you like" as everything he has achieved has been "through hard work"

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Such great stories - how to reach would-be track fans?

(Running USA) Athletics: FORTitude 10K Announces USA Pro Race Chase
The organizers of the BolderBOULDER introduce an innovative new concept to professional road racing where men and women compete against each other in the same race

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Pound joins Scott in warning IOC that a fine is not enough of a punishment for Russia after doping scandal
Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Richard Pound has warned that the organisation will face legal action, as well as damage to its reputation, if it only fines Russia for its institutional doping regime at Sochi 2014

(Running USA) Athletics: 2-Time Olympic Medalist Nick Willis to Headline Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile
Craig Engels Also Set; Katie Mackey to Seek 4th Win on New Balance Falmouth Road Race Weekend

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap IX
Nothing in this world is static. The 2017 IAAF World Championships has shown us that athletics, as with life, marches inexorably onwards. This was the latest chapter in track and field’s forward march

(The Independent) Athletics: Usain Bolt's furious Jamaica team blame London 2017 organisers for heartbreaking injury

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Paul Chelimo defends cut-throat gesture
Bronze medallist Paul Chelimo has defended his cut-throat gesture at the start of the World Championships 5,000m in London

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Gold-Lite
There will be those of you, including the folks at UK Athletics who think that winning two medals, gold and silver in the 4×100 metres relay last night somehow absolves the British team (and thus administration) from a largely poor show in the IAAF World Championships 2017

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Sebastian Coe: IAAF right to seek court ruling over hyperandrogenism issue
Coe: ‘This is not a witch hunt, as nobody is cheating here’ - ‘Responsibility of the IAAF to create level playing field in female sport’

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah rival Paul Chelimo criticised for cut-throat 'mobot' gesture ahead of 5,000m final

(RRW) Athletics: Edris Topples Farah At World Championships 5000m
Over 55,000 fans packed London Stadium here tonight on the penultimate day of the 16th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, most with the same goal: see Mo Farah win his fourth, and final, world 5000m title

(The Guardian) Athletics: A brave face and a last lap of honour as Mo Farah runs his track finale
The long-distance champion is pipped in his great push to win a last major title - but British men’s 4 x 100 relay team bag gold

(Barrie Today) Athletics: Gillis calls unfinished worlds marathon 'disappointing,' but not 'heartbreaking'

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt's teammates blast London 2017 organisers after superstar's farewell turns into a nightmare
Bolt pulled up on the anchor leg for Jamaica, tearing his hamstring in the process

(BT Sport) Athletics: David Beckham, Mo Farah and Justin Gatlin pay tribute to Usain Bolt
The Jamaican sprint king still ended his time on the track with 19 global titles, which includes eight Olympic gold medals

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Time to discover whether athletics will pass the Coe "remaining relevant" test in the post-Bolt era

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: 'I had to show the world how tough I am' - 100m champion Justin Gatlin opens up on booing from London crowd

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopia unconcerned about doping problems

(IAAF) Athletics: men's 4x100m final - IAAF World Championships London 2017
women's 4x100m final






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(AllAfrica) Women in Sport: Hopkins Insists On Caster Semenya 'Facts' in Tweet Storm

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Mo Farah misses out on fifth consecutive distance double
(The Guardian) Mo Farah takes world 5,000m silver to fall short of a farewell double
Briton fails to add to 10,000m success in final major run on the track - Farah, winner of four world and Olympic doubles, beaten by Muktar Edris
(The Telegraph) Mo Farah forced to settle for 5,000m silver in final major track race
(IAAF) men's 5000m final - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Overconfidence 'cost Kenya' women’s steeplechase title

(Balls.IE) Athletics: American Athlete Posts Inspiring Statement Months After Escaping Abusive Relationship

(Ethiopia Sports) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopian Athletics Federation, Pharmacy Downplay Doping Allegation

(Stuff NZ) Drugs in Sport: Hypocrisy is never far behind drugs when it comes to athletics

(Honest Sport) Drugs in Sport: Sir Mo Farah’s training partner filmed buying EPO in Iten, Kenya
Old footage has emerged of Sir Mo Farah training alone with a pacemaker, who was once caught buying the drug EPO, in the Kenyan Highlands

(AW) Athletics: Confidence is key for Eilish McColgan and Chris O’Hare
The Scottish stars are ready to shine in their respective 5000m and 1500m finals at the IAAF World Championships

(NBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica into relay final

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport:Are We Being Unfair to Justin Gatlin?
The headlines can be misleading, particularly with track’s most famous doper

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Matthew Hudson-Smith at centre of ugly dispute after GB 4x400m team-mate tells him to 'get his head right'

(The Indepenent) Athletics: World Championships: No room for error as Sir Mo Farah eyes golden double
The four-time Olympic champion goes for glory in the 5,000 metres at the London Stadium on Saturday night

(BBC) Athletics: How Mo can you go? Runners try matching Farah pace
BBC Sport, with the help of Liverpool John Moores University, asks members of the public to try running at Mo Farah's 5,000m pace. How long could you last?

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Chasing Medals
The Americans have won more steeplechase medals than the Kenyans at this World Championships

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Here’s why track and field needs to change

(The Guardian) Athletics: First lesson from world championships: there is no next Usain Bolt
Attempts to anoint Wayde van Niekerk were doomed to fail. As for exotic gastric viruses, there is no link to the London Stadium’s wretched food

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Kenya's lone ranger Cyrus Rutto remains focused

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap VIII
We’re running out of ways to be confused. Once again the IAAF World Championships has given us another day of bonkers brilliance. This was the instalment delivered by day eight

(AI) Athletics: Jennifer Simpson’s brilliant 1500m silver medal performance

(IAAF) Athletics: Dream comes true for Richards as he wakes up to bronze

(RRW) Athletics: Coburn, Frerichs Take Gold & Silver Steeplechase Medals In Historic Race
Six-time USA steeplechase champion Emma Coburn made history here tonight at London Stadium on the eighth day of the IAAF World Championships, becoming the first-ever American woman to win a world steeplechase title

(Runner's World) Athletics: Coburn Claims Gold as U.S. Goes 1, 2 in Women’s Steeple

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Genevieve Lalonde has race of her life, breaks Canadian record in 3000m steeplechase final
In one of the greatest upsets in track history, Americans Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs take gold and silver over the greatest field ever assembled

(For the Win) Athletics: Emma Coburn celebrated her historic steeplechase world title in the most American way

(The Guardian) Athletics: Steeplechase runner forgets water jump at World Athletics Championships
Beatrice Chepkoech’s hope of victory in the 3,000m steeplechase evaporated midway through Friday’s final when she forgot to take the water jump. The Kenyan lost valuable time as she was forced to turn back and take the jump. She eventually finished in fourth with the USA’s Emma Coburn taking gold

(IAAF) Athletics: men's 1500m semifinals - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(The Guardian) Athletics: Russia’s Darya Klishina engages in neutral to earn long jump silver
Top four separated by six centimetres as American Brittney Reese wins - Lynsey Sharp in 800m final after successful appeal against disqualification

(IAAF) Athletics: Tale of the unexpected for Coburn as US gold haul rises to eight - day eight wrap - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp disqualified then reinstated on night of drama
Scotland’s Lynsey?Sharp was dramatically reinstated in to tomorrow’s women’s 800m final after an initial disqualification had left the 27-year-old distraught and in tears

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Slower winning times in London may be a good sign
Are the current stricter anti-doping controls ensuring a more level playing field?

(Runner's World) Athletics: Centrowitz’s World Championships Come to a Frustrating End
The reigning Olympic 1500-meter champ suffered in the preliminary round

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Dafne Schippers defends 200m title, Dina Asher-Smith fourth

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Emma Coburn wins gold, Courtney Frerichs grabs silver in women's steeplechase at world championships
(IAAF) women's 3000m steeplechase final – IAAF World Championships London 2017






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(IAAF) Athletics: women's 800m semifinals - IAAF World Championships London 2017

Athletics: Tenth Annual Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Awards Luncheon
The Tenth annual Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Awards Luncheon was held today at York Downs Golf and Country Club, Unionville, Ontario

(BBC) Athletics: Sharp disqualified in 800m semi-finals
Watch as Great Britain's Lynsey Sharp is disqualified from the 800m semi-finals after colliding with Charlene Lipsey in the final ten metres at the World Athletics Championships
(The Telegraph) Lynsey Sharp disqualified and denied 800m final spot after interlocking with rival during semi-final
(BT Sport) British Athletics to appeal Lynsey Sharp’s disqualification
The 27-year-old was kicked out after pushing Charlene Lipsey

(CBC) Athletics: Melissa Bishop to race for 800m podium at track and field worlds
Canadian-record holder's medal pursuit is 'redemption' for Rio Olympic disappointment

(The Guardian) Athletics: The Guardian view on London 2017: no longer the golden age
Hopes that the return to the London Olympic stadium would rekindle the magic of 2012 were always unrealistic

(NY Times) Athletics: Congratulations, Here’s Your Medal. And Here’s One for Your Coach, Too.

(The Guardian) Athletics: Can any Jamaican take on the baton passed on by Usain Bolt?
The whole nation has stopped to watch him run, so the island now faces the task of finding suitable replacements among its young sprinting talent

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap VII
The sun returned for day seven of the IAAF World Championships, where once again we were reminded that no sport delivers drama quite like athletics. This is what happened on a blissful evening in the London Stadium

(CBC) Athletics: Why Melissa Bishop keeps running an unwinnable race
Canadian champ is chasing more than just the unbeatable Semenya

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Usain Bolt's incredible sprinting career in one (very large) chart

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Mo Farah & Usain Bolt prepare for final events
Mo Farah says he will take "nothing for granted" following Usain Bolt's failure to win the world 100m gold medal as the pair prepare for their final major championship appearances on Saturday

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: ‘Intersex’ athletes to learn if they will be forced to take drugs to suppress testosterone

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Canadian decathlete Damian Warner struggles at worlds amid report of illness

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: You Gotta Move On
He may have spoiled the party, but essentially Ramil Guliyev is what sport is all about - renewal, renovation, change, the future.

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Isaac Makwala rivalry heats up as Wayde van Niekerk is left with bitter taste in his mouth

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah conquers all on track but will leave complex legacy off it
When Farah competes in his last major track race, at the world championships on Saturday, the support in the London Stadium will be deafening. But away from the roars of adoration, his career still invites scrutiny and suspicion

(BT Sport) Athletics: Modern morality tales of Bolt, Farah and Gatlin show the glory and the grime of athletics and Britain
Justin Gatlin was booed after dethroning Usain Bolt in the 100m final in London last weekend.

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Emma Coburn - The Climb to the top

(Daily Nation) Athletics: I foresee a Kenyan sweep - Milcah Chemos

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Deborah John suffers horrific-looking injury after crashing head first into hurdle during 100m heat

(IAAF) Athletics: ‘Brain endurance’ and Stefanidi’s championship ‘process’ the themes on final day of IAAF World Coaches Conference

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Toilet jokes are hard to make when Justin Gatlin’s gold leaves a bad smell
The contaminated straw that led a race horse to fail a drugs test might raise a smile but events at the world athletics in London are no laughing matter

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: On Isaac Makwala - why let facts spoil righteous outrage?

(IAAF) Athletics: Five things to watch on day eight - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe's husband in hot water with UK Athletics over complaint he acted as unauthorised agent while coaching at GB training camps
* UKA have received a complaint about Paula Radcliffe's husband Gary Lough
* The complaint concerns a 'conflict of interest' surrounding Lough
* He is accused of acting as an unauthorised agent as well as a coach
* Lough has attended Great Britain training camps in a coaching capacity
* New 800m sensation Kyle Langford is among Lough's five clients

(The Guardian) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk takes 200m silver but feels ‘disrespected’ by Isaac Makwala
South African finished second to Ramil Guliyev in 200m final on Thursday - ‘For Makwala to mention my name in something fishy is unfair’






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(RRW) Athletics: Bruising Qualifying Races Claim Casualties At IAAF World Championships
Always unpredictable, the qualifying heats of the men's 1500m, and women's 800m and 5000m saw the elimination of reigning Olympic and world champions here tonight at London Stadium on the seventh day of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics

(NY Times) Women in Sport: What Qualifies a Woman to Compete as a Woman? An Ugly Fight Resumes

(IAAF) Athletics: men's 1500m heats - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(The Guardian) Athletics: Ramil Guliyev pips Wayde van Niekerk to win 200m gold
Turkey's Ramil Guliyev won the men's 200m at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday, beating Wayde van Niekerk who was forced to settle for silver. Americans Kori Carter and Christian Taylor also won gold in the women's 400m hurdles and the men's triple jump respectively
(IAAF) men's 200m final - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(Irish Times) Athletics: Athlete nationality issue hasn’t been lost in London
Nigerian-born Salwa Eid Naser’s medal for Bahrain a sign of the times

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir talks up 5,000m medal hopes after scraping through to final
‘Mentally I was very positive for this race. I felt fine apart from that last lap’ - Eilish McColgan qualified for the final when running PB of 15min 0.38sec

(IAAF) Athletics: women's 800m heats - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(The Guardian) Athletics: Shaunae Miller-Uibo 400m failure could have been due to weather says scientist
Former UKA science head Jamie Pringle: conditions may have led to spasm - Shaunae Miller-Uibo shows no ill-effects in qualifying for 200m final

Athletics: Philadelphia Marathon Launches New Story Maps Online
Clickable Maps Take You Through the Streets of Philadelphia and Along the Marathon and Half Marathon Courses!

(CBC) Women in Sport: Is Caster Semenya playing fair?
Intersex runner's dominance raises difficult questions

(Sport24) Athletics: Too easy for Caster as she cruises into 800m semis

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Laura Muir and Eilish McColgan secure spots in 5,000m World Championships final
(Express) Laura Muir left EXHAUSTED on track after 5000m heat at World Athletics Championships 2017
Laura Muir looked in some distress after struggling to finish seventh in her 5000m heat at the World Athletics Championships tonight.

(IAAF) Athletics: After silver success in London, Dibaba trains sights on Chicago

(Mirror) Athletics: No pain, Mo gain: Farah's incredible training regime like you've never seen it ahead of London 2017 final
The British superstar runs for his final major championship gold on the track on Saturday

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Do Me A Favour...
It was the least they could do, but even then the IAAF didn’t seem to be doing Isaac Makwala any favours

(Spikes) Athletics:London Wrap VI
If the the 2017 IAAF World Championships have proved anything, it’s that track and field is about as predictable as politics in the 21st century. Here’s what has us cursing the pollsters on day six

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Phyllis Francis Wins 400m Gold, Allyson Felix Ties World Championship Record For Most Medals

(Excelle Sports) Athletics: Colleen Quigley disqualified after making steeplechase final at World Championships

(Triathlete.com) Triathlon: The (New) Business of Being a Professional Triathlete

(Evening Standard) Athletics: 'No home, no flag and no national anthem' - the first refugee squad at the World Athletics Championships

(Express) Athletics: World Athletics Championships 2017 - Norovirus outbreak worsens as ill person count rises
The Norovirus outbreak at the World Athletics Championships is getting worse as Public Health England have now confirmed that 40 people have been taken ill in London

(NY Amsterdam News) Athletics: Bowie and Gatlin disrupt Jamaica’s prolonged sprint dominance

(The Independent) Athletics: Mo Farah 'beaten up' by 10,000m win but vows to be ready for bid to win World Athletics Championships triple-double
Farah is bidding to add the 5,000m to his 10,000m gold for the third consecutive World Championships

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Sebastian Coe - Isaac Makwala vs Wayde van Niekerk is just what this sport needs
(The Telegraph) Isaac Makwala wins one-man race after norovirus barred him from competing for 48 hours

((ESPN UK) Athletics: Usain Bolt's farewell a cautionary tale for double-chasing Mo Farah

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Hellen Obiri sets sight on 5000m world record

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Shaunae Miller-Uibo targets 200m redemption after disastrous end to 400m final

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya spoilt for choice as 1,500m duel begins

(NY Times) Athletics: Keni Harrison, a World-Record Holder, May Finally Win a Title

(IAAF) Athletics: men's 5000m heats - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Isaac Makwala row rumbles on as rival calls time trial 'unfair'

(CBC) Athletics: Brittany Crew places 6th in shot put, makes Canadian history
Throws 18.21 metres on cool, rainy night at London Stadium
Damian Warner has the chance of a lifetime
Canadian decathlete eyes gold at world championships






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(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Kenya's Sum says withdraws from World Championships
Kenya's former world 800 metres champion Eunice Sum said she has been forced to withdraw from the world athletics championships due to illness, but her team manager said that had still to be confirmed

(NBC) Athletics: Phyllis Francis wins upset 400m title; Allyson Felix ties medal record
(The Guardian) Phyllis Francis wins gold after Shaunae Miller-Uibo suffers 400m heartache
American unlikely winner after Miller-Uibo pulls up on the home straight - Miller-Uibo looked to have strained a muscle in her right leg

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA Athlete Committee do not want Russia to escape with just a fine for Sochi 2014 scandal
Fining Russia rather than restricting their participation at next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang would be a "superficial gesture" rather than a genuine punishment, according to the chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan quartet storm steeplechase final

(RRW) Athletics: With Rain Pouring Down, Most Favorites Advance in Women's Steeplechase & Men's 5000m
On a cold and rainy night here at London Stadium, most favorites advanced in the women's steeplechase and men's 5000m at the 16th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, but not without controversy and stumbles

(The Guardian) Athletics: Isaac Makwala into 200m final while Mo Farah overcomes stiff legs in 5,000m
Makwala successfully negotiates lone time trial and semi-final - Farah through to 5,000m final despite legs feeling stiff from 10,000m win

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics Championships 2017 - Sir Mo Farah remains on track for golden double after cruising into 5,000m final
The 34-year-old eased through his heat - but is refusing to take a fairytale ending for granted

(Capital FM) Athletics: One-lap wonder Van Niekerk targets Johnson double
Wayde van Niekerk’s bid for a first world double since 1995 now turns to the 200m after he stormed to a comfortable victory in the 400m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto - This is just the beginning
Olympic and world 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto says he will not rest until he breaks the elusive world record besides chalking up at least two more world titles

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: The 2017 IAAF world championships disconnect

(The Guardian) Athletics: 'We are as one': the refugee team at the London 2017 world championships
The Athlete Refugee Team - ART - is a small group of athletes unable to live or work in their own nation. Scouted by Kenyan former elite runner Tegla Loroupe, the team first competed at the 2016 Olympics. Five members are at the London world championships. The athletes, who train in Kenya, are supported by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation and sponsored by Swiss company On. These photographs were taken at the team’s training base

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya-Bahrain rivalry resumes in steeplechase

(Philly.com) Athletics: Runner Ajee' Wilson faces another test in London

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Britain is fine booing Justin Gatlin, but what about closer to home?
The opprobrium directed at the new 100m world champion has hardly been a surprise but British fans should be wary of a holier than thou attitude

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Justin Gatlin Is an Athlete of His Time, Not a Villain

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships: Isaac Makwala's 'heart is breaking' after forced withdrawal
The Botswanan athlete who was barred from running at the World Championships as organisers tried to halt a norovirus outbreak says the same would not have happened to Mo Farah or Usain Bolt

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Mo Farah 'unbeatable' ahead of 5,000m bid as he targets World Athletics Championships 2017 double in track farewell

(CNN) Drugs in Sport: Athletics chief Sebastian Coe reiterates desire for lifetime bans for dopers

(BT Sport) Athletics: Athletics World Champs: Who is Kyle Langford?
Started running six years ago and was ranked 46th in the world entering the championships

(EA) Athletics: Bosse in dreamland after Europe's stunning 800m success

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mo Farah to draw on experience as he comes under pressure to deliver GB's second World Championships gold
* Mo Farah is going for gold in his final ever World Championships 5,000m race
* His gold in the 10,000m remains Great Britain's only gold of the games so far
* He says experience will be key in beating his 'strong' up and coming rivals

(IAAF) Athletics: Bosse powers away in exciting 800m final - day five wrap - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Shawn Barber crashes out of pole-vault final as Canada’s medal hopes dwindle

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'It's sabotage!' Michael Johnson claims IAAF chiefs BLOCKED Isaac Makwala from 400m race to help South Africa superstar Wayde van Niekerk win
* Botswana's Isaac Makwala was denied entrance by IAAF on 'medical grounds'
* Michael Johnson believes Makwala's absence suited the athletics chiefs
* Wayde van Niekerk cantered to a comfortable victory in the men's 400m final
* Johnson fanned flames of conspiracy theories as South African superstar won

(The Star) Women in Sport: Semenya blasts IAAF after winning bronze as they plan to reinstate gender testing

(The Guardian) Athletics: Kyle Langford promises Olympic gold after near miss in world 800m final
British runner’s late surge almost earns surprise bronze - Dina Asher-Smith cruises into women’s 200m semi-finals

(BBC) Athletics: Darya Klishina: Russian long jumper on being branded a traitor and competing at London 2017

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah believes Joshua Cheptegei will be his main rival again in 5,000m
The new, raw athletes are scary,’ says Briton before Wednesday’s heats - Farah would be surprised if team-mate Andy Butchart won a medal

(Cyrus Hostetler) Drugs in Sport: Why I don’t acknowledge Justin Gatlin’s existence






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(RRW) Athletics: Kipruto Overcomes Bad Ankle To Win World Steeplechase Title
Coming into the 16th IAAF World Championships here at London Stadium, Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto was worried

(IAAF) Athletics: Hard work pays off in London for globe-trotting Ta Lou

(Evening Standard) Athletics: IAAF faces questions over Isaac Makwala London 2017 exclusion amid norovirus outbreak
The IAAF was facing questions over the exclusion of Botswana medal hope Isaac Makwala from Tuesday night's 400 metres final on medical grounds following a bout of norovirus

(Mirror) Athletics: Wayde Van Niekerk declared "most complete sprinter of all time" as South African goes for 200m-400m double in London
This year alone he run a faster 100m than Usain Bolt and broken Michael Johnson’s 300m world record

(Business Insider) Athletics: The incredible career of Usain Bolt — 'The Fastest Man Alive' who raked in £26 million last year

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: "The Problem Is To Survive" - New Netflix Documentary Reveals Man Behind Russian Doping Scandal

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Canadian track and field athletes moving from hotel due to stomach virus at worlds

(Express) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya admits her WIFE thought she was a boy: London 2017 star opens up
Caster Semenya has admitted her first encounter with her now-wife was more than a little awkward because she mistook her for a boy

(IAAF) Athletics: For Asher-Smith, teenage dream to become reality in London

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: If It’S Not One Thing
Barely has the furore over Justin Gatlin winning the men’s 100 metres (all of twelve years after his first world title) begun to recede into the folk memory than we are confronted again by the equally substantial problem of what to do about Caster Semenya, who came perilously close to winning the women’s 1500 metres last night in her first serious international foray into the distance

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap IV
The single session of day four of the IAAF World Championships delivered a feast of athletic action. This is what had us smacking our lips and calling for dessert in the London Stadium

(The Guardian) Athletics: London 2017: 30 people fall ill after norovirus hits athletics event
Botswana’s Isaac Makwala forced out of 200m heats as IAAF says hotel used by athletes is not source of vomiting bug

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships: The problem we have is the mental side - Darren Campbell
British athletes are underperforming at the World Championships because of issues with their mentality, says ex-Olympic champion Darren Campbell

(CRS) Athletics: Green Turns to Gold at 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Organizers improve on past performance to earn gold level certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for Social and Environmental Initiatives

Athletics: Past Champions and World Record-Holders Return to Chicago as Race Ambassadors to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that running legends and past champions Steve Jones (1984, 1985), Khalid Khannouchi (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002), Catherine Ndereba (2000, 2001), Paula Radcliffe (2002) and Deena Kastor (2005) will return as race ambassadors to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8

(Nike) Athletics: Mo Farah Reveals his Next Step
Following his spectacular 10,000-meter win in London, and ahead of his final 5,000-meter race, Mo Farah has revealed one element of the next stage of his career: he will pass the torch to the next generation of runners as a global ambassador for Marathon Kids

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Sebastian Coe - Brave Laura Muir could have made her rivals panic in 1500m final
From the start gun, it was always going to be a dilemma for Laura Muir

(BBC) Women in Sport: 'You can't take her right to compete away' - BBC pundits on Semenya
BBC Sport athletics pundits Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Paula Radcliffe discuss Caster Semenya and the issue of increased testosterone levels in women's athletics

(Deadspin) Athletics: Jenny Simpson Celebrates Wildly After Taking Silver At World Championships

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: World Championships 2017 - Justin Gatlin criticism 'inhumane'

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Six African countries targeted to host 2025 IAAF World Championships
Plans are already in place to ensure a country in Africa hosts the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships by 2025, the head of their continental body has claimed

(AP) Women in Sport: Semenya: 'No time for nonsense' after bronze medal in 1,500

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017: Justin Gatlin criticism 'inhumane'
Criticism of Justin Gatlin's 100m triumph by IAAF president Lord Coe was "inhumane", says the athlete's agent

(CTV) Athletics: More bad luck - Canada's Brown disqualified for lane violation in 200 metres

(RRW) Athletics: Kipyegon Wins Wild 1500m Final at IAAF World Championships
Kenya's Faith Kipyegon backed up her Olympic 1500m title from Rio last year by grabbing the gold medal again here tonight at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Laura Muir refuses to enter Caster Semenya debate after heartbreak
Briton pipped to 1500m bronze by Olympic 800m champion - London organisers close hotel floor over gastroenteritis outbreak

(USATF) Athletics: Simpson claims silver in dramatic women’s 1500

(IAAF) Athletics: women's 1500m final - IAAF World Championships London 2017
(The Guardian) Great Britain's Laura Muir comes fourth in women's 1500m final
A late surge from South Africa’s Caster Semenya saw Laura Muir fall agonisingly short of winning a medal in the women’s 1500m final, won by Faith Kipyegon of Kenya. Earlier in the day, Jamaica’s Omar McLeod added the World 110m title to his 2016 Olympic crown, Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk won her third World Championship gold medal in the hammer throw final and Venezuela’s Yilimar Rojas took gold in the women’s triple jump by just 2cm

(Daily Mail) Athletics: IAAF considering name change in attempt to repair its tainted reputation
* Atheltics' governing body contemplating changing its name as part of overhaul
* Ex-president Lamine Diack was found to have collaborated with drug cheats
* Organisation has sunk so low that it may need a new name to market the sport
* They plan on considering all branding issues during this calender year

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Gastroenteritis affects athletes competing at IAAF World Championships, officials confirm
Organisers of International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships have confirmed a number of athletes have contracted gastroenteritis within one of the official hotels for the event here

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: 2017 World Athletics Championships: Sore Usain Bolt to run in 4x100 metres qualifying

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Laura Muir finishes fourth in 1500m final at World Athletics Championships as Caster Semenya pips her to bronze
* Laura Muir fell agonisingly short of claiming a bronze medal on Monday night
* The British hopeful was pipped to third by Caster Semenya on the line
* Kenyan Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon claimed gold with Jennifer Simpson second
(Mirror)Britain's Laura Muir leaves nothing on the track after brave 1500m tactics fall agonisingly short of medal places
Muir finished fourth after taking control of the World Championships final at London Stadium
(The Herald) Scotland’s Laura Muir edged out in 1500m final
(Daily Nation) History-girl Faith Chepng'etich wins 1500m gold for Kenya
(Eurosport UK) Kipyegon adds world title to Olympic 1,500m gold
(Orlando Sentinel) Oviedo's Jenny Simpson finishes strong to earn silver in 1,500 at world track meet
(Sport24) Caster claims bronze in first major 1500m final

(IAAF) Athletics: men's 110m hurdles final – IAAF World Championships London 2017






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(BBC) Athletics: World Championships - Faith Kipyegon wins 1500m gold, Laura Muir fourth
(The Telegraph) Laura Muir misses out on bronze to Caster Semenya
(Evening Standard) Laura Muir misses out on 1500m bronze to Caster Semenya as Faith Kipyegon claims gold

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sophie Hitchon feels hurt of failure after anticlimax in hammer final
The bronze medallist from Rio Olympics finishes seventh behind Polish favourite Anita Woldarczyk and says ‘I’m going to be beat myself up for a while after this’

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith insists reaching London World Championships final would a 'big achievement' after foot injury curtailed ambitions

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyegon Bett safe bet for 800m medal in final

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Isaac Makwala forced to withdraw from 200m
Botswana's Isaac Makwala withdrew from his World Championships 200m heat because of a medical condition

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Robby Andrews hoping to medal at World Champs in London

(The Guardian) Athletics: British Athletics defends Nike deal amid criticism after renewing to 2030
Toni Minichiello calls deal ‘a poor business decision’ - British Athletics says move will support next generation of athletes

(Yahoo) Cycling: Two-time Tour winner Contador to retire after Vuelta a Espana

(The Guardian) Athletics: Time is fast running out for athletics to act on the scale of problems it faces
As president of the IAAF, Lord Coe needs to confront every uncomfortable truth, no matter how damaging they are to the sport

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap III
Whoever said ‘it’s a marathon not a sprint’ clearly wasn’t talking about day three of the IAAF World Championships, which had loads of both. This is how it played out in and around the London Stadium

(Express) Drugs in Sport: Usain Bolt is gone: Enter Wayde van Niekerk, the man to save athletics from drug cheats
Usain Bolt has run his last 100m race and picked up his last individual medal

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: London 2017 | Sprint capital? ... Thompson shocker adds to Bolt heartbreak as London woes continue

(Salty Running) Athletics: Professional Runner: Dream Job?

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: BBC happy to ignore the (British) elephant in the room
Treatment of Gatlin in stark contrast to the refusal to ask questions about Mo Farah’s coach

(SBNation) Athletics: Matthew Centrowitz might be the best American miler ever
He’s running for the American record and another world championship. But first, he needs to check his Twitter timeline

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Boos for Justin Gatlin are a message that athletics will die if we fail to tackle cheats

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: >
(3Wire Sports) Athletics: The truth - Justin Gatlin, from despair to destiny

(Globerunner) Athletics: The Bottom Line
I once earned two shillings and sixpence for winning a One Mile race during half-time in a football match at Telford Town. This was about fifty years ago, thus in the bad old days of amateurism; so I must emphasise that the cash was for expenses only! In modern money, that would be twelve and half UK pence or a bit less than 20 euro or US cents

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt - Eight-time Olympic champion's career in 9.58 charts

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport: Justin Gatlin’s win at worlds renews calls for lifelong doping bans

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Laura Muir facing fierce competition in 1500m final at London 2017
In Rio de Janeiro, Laura Muir was spoken about as a medal favourite only to falter in the dying moments of the 1500metres race and drop to seventh as the blistering pace took its toll

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian athletes dealing with stomach bug at track and field worlds
Eric Gillis drops out of marathon due to illness, several teammates quarantined

(Yahoo) Athletics: My hamstring is great - Thompson denies injury problems and illness in 100m final

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Jessica Ennis-Hill urges IAAF to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats after receiving heptathlon gold medal
* Jessica Ennis-Hill has reflected on Justin Gatlin's eligibility in winning 100m final
* Ennis-Hill was initially denied gold by Russian drug cheat Tatyana Chernova
* Brit was upgraded from silver when Chernova was found guilty of blood doping
* 31-year-old believes lifetime bans would prevent issues with those returning

(IAAF) Athletics: women's pole vault final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

(ITU) Triathlon: Javi Gomez returns to top of podium with a strong win in WTS Montreal






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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Cram and Johnson go head-to-head over Gatlin 'the villain'
Watch Michael Johnson question Steve Cram why American Justin Gatlin is being singled out as the "villain" over other dopers in the sport
(Mirror) Justin Gatlin booed during World Championships 100m medal ceremony as Usain Bolt gets his bronze
The controversial American athlete caused a massive upset on Saturday night to win the blue riband event

(Guelph Today) Athletics: Stomach bug that has struck Canadian team knocks Gillis out of marathon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill enjoys 'surreal' moment of receiving re-allocated gold in front of home fans

(Deadspin) Drugs in Sport: The Story Behind The Iconic Photos Of The Olympics' Dirtiest Record

(RRW) Athletics: Kirui, Chelimo Claim World Championships Marathon Crowns
For the first time ever the IAAF World Championships marathons were held on the same day in back-to-back fashion, with the men running in the morning and the women in the afternoon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Amy Cragg Grabs Bronze for USA, Twitter Erupts with Happiness
In a showdown for third, the Olympic marathoner shows extraordinary tenacity and earns a medal for America
What Happened Today at the 2017 World Track & Field Championships
The fastest runners from around the globe are competing in London. Here are the all the big moments

(RTE) Drugs in Sport: Unrepentant Gatlin rejects 'bad boy' label
(3Wire Sports) Justin Gatlin: an all-time tale of redemption and respect
(GlobeRunner) The Bad Guy Wins

(AP) Athletics: Chelimo wins women's marathon at worlds

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: The Farce Deepens As IAAF Make A Move To Try Hide Justin Gatlin's 100-Metre Win

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: World Championships 2017 - Justin Gatlin hopes athletics can be proud of him
Justin Gatlin hopes athletics can be proud of him as world champion and wants his shock 100m victory to inspire others to come back from mistakes

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap II
It wouldn’t be as fun if we always knew the result. Day 2 of the IAAF World Championships proved just that. It’s time for the second instalment of the London Wrap

(CBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt: 'The greatest sprinter that ever lived'
Despite London letdown, Jamaican legend's career unmatched in track history

(Metro) Drugs in Sport: What drugs did Justin Gatlin take? When and why the sprinter was banned - twice
Justin Gatlin produced a fantastic display to win the 100 metres final at the 2017 World Athletics Championship on Saturday night, but the American still cannot escape his controversial past in the sport
(The Telegraph) Justin Gatlin should have been banned for life after he was convicted of being a drugs cheat - Lord Coe

(IAAF) Athletics: Men's 3000m steeplechase heats - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Callum Hawkins fourth as Geoffrey Kirui wins marathon
(Reuters) Kirui wins world marathon title after duel with Tola
(IAAF) men's marathon - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Justin Gatlin 100m medal ceremony sparks confusion after being 'moved' to earlier schedule slot

(Metro) Athletics: Justin Gatlin reveals the classy words Usain Bolt had for him after the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Katarina Johnson-Thompson moves into third

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah on the 10,000m ‘team’ tactics that couldn’t take him down
British distance great required stitches after his world win but insists he will be ready for his 5000m defence

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Usain Bolt says he'd already proved to the world he's 'one of the greatest athletes'

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: How Justin Gatlin fought back from drugs ban to become world champion at London 2017
The American stunned the crowd at the World Championships as he beat Usain Bolt in his final individual race

(RRW) Athletics: Ayana Destroys Field At World Championships 10,000m
With an astonishing performance which raised eyebrows across social media, Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana crushed the field in the women's 10,000m here at London Stadium at the 16th IAAF World Championships in Athletics

(BT Sport) Athletics: I’ll be fit and ready for 5,000m world title defence, Farah warns rivals
The four-time Olympic champion was clipped twice heading into the final lap of his 10,000m victory on Friday

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Paula Radcliffe insists: 'We need to get tough and ban more countries to win the war on doping'
* Paula Radcliffe has called on more athletes to come forward and blow the whistle
* Radcliffe insists the new IAAF integrity unit needs to be funded 'a lot more'
* Russian doping scandal has mired athletics since Mail on Sunday revelations
* Jessica Ennis-Hill will receive a gold medal from the 2011 World Championships

(The Independent) Athletics: Justin Gatlin silences his critics with gold in London: 'I blocked out the boos'
The American claimed a third world title with a gold-winning time of 9.92 seconds
(The Telegraph) Justin Gatlin's World Championship gold at Usain Bolt's expense provokes furious reaction
(Mirror) Why fans booed Justin Gatlin at the London 2017 World Athletics Championships and how Usain Bolt reacted
The race marked the end of Bolt's individual sprinting career, meaning there would be no golden end for the Jamaican

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Bolt should coach after retirement






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(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m final
Justin Gatlin tore up Usain Bolt's farewell script as he stole world 100m gold with the run of his long and controversial career
Bolt 'sad' not to deliver in final 100m race
Usain Bolt says his start "killed him" and he feels sad not to deliver for the fans after finishing third in his last ever 100m at the World Championships in London

(ITU) Triathlon: Ashleigh Gentle gets her first ever WTS win in Montreal

(MIrror) Athletics: Usain Bolt reveals the fastest he has ever run in normal life - and it wasn't on a track
As he prepares for his last ever 100m, the sprinting legend reveals the one time he has used his speed for naughty purposes

(BBC) Athletics: Ayana wins women's 10,000m gold
Watch Almaz Ayana cruise to an incredible victory as she becomes the women's 10,000m world champion

(BBC) Athletics: Impressive Muir through to 1500m final
Watch as Great Britain's Laura Muir goes through to the 1500m final, finishing second in her semi-final
(Sport24) Semenya qualifies for first major 1 500m final

(FloTrack) Athletics: Drew Hunter, Amanda Eccleston Throw Down Kicks To Win Sir Walter Miler

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Usain Bolt beaten by Christian Coleman in semi-final
Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the second time in 2017, finishing behind American Christian Coleman to qualify for the World Championship 100m final

(MIrror) Athletics: What is Usain Bolt's net worth - and how much has Jamaican earned during incredible sprinting career?
Saturday's 100m final is unlikely to be the last time we see him though, with Jamaica certain to qualify for next weekend's 4x100m relay

(Globerunner) Athletics: IAAF World Championships - More of the Same or False Dawn?

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mo Farah confident he'll win 5,000m gold as he hunts distance double despite cuts, bruises and needing stitches after epic 10,000m triumph
* Mo Farah confident of 5,000m victory despite stitches after 10,000m gold
* Hurt in clash with Kenyan bronze medallist Paul Tanui during frenetic last lap
* The 34-year-old veteran showed burst of late acceleration to finish first
* Claimed sixth World Championships gold and now wants to add the 5,000m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan marathon stars chase gold in London

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Ahmed not satisfied to be best Canadian runner
Long-distance runner takes 30 seconds off personal best in 10,000, but not satisfied with eighth-place finish

(RRW) Athletics: Course Record For Keitany at TD Beach to Beacon 10-K
New year, same story for Mary Keitany here at the TD Beach to Beacon 10-K

(CBC) Athletics: Rain can't slow down Crystal Emmanuel at track worlds
Canadian advances to semis of women's 100m with personal best

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: For Usain Bolt, the final gun goes off on a world-class career

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk makes convincing start at World Championships to coronation as Usuan Bolt's heir

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Farah. Mo Farah. Knight of the realm, for running fast

(ESPN Setalle) Athletics: Catch Bolt in his final 100 at worlds? Coleman thinks he can

(The Voice) Athletics: Historic firsts for World Championships
First time both the men’s and women’s marathons will take place on the same day at an IAAF World Championships

Athletics: Philadelphia Marathon Launches "Dog Days of Summer" Weekend Promotion
Half Marathon runners to enjoy new and improved course!

(Daily Mail) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee will not compete again in 2017 after double Olympic triathlon undergoes hip surgery
* Alistair Brownlee had been preparing to take on the Ironman series this year
* However the 29-year-old confirmed on Instagram that he needs hip surgery
* Brownlee won the gold medal in the Olympic triathlon in both 2012 and 2016

(The Guardian) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson’s heptathlon world medal hopes hit by high jump failure
Briton comes seventh in high jump at World Athletics Championships- Johnson-Thompson fifth overall with Belgium’s Nafi Thiam leading

(Reuters) Athletics: IAAF rebuff Bolt blocks criticism

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah on his 'toughest' race after IAAF World Championship 10,000m gold
(BBC) Does Farah get the respect he deserves?
Gabby Logan and two-time Olympic medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill discuss whether multiple world and Olympic champion Mo Farah perhaps does not get the respect he deserves because he makes it "look too easy"

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Duffy aims to continue dominance in Montreal

(The Guardian) Athletics: Impending end of Bolt Supremacy raises alarm about what comes next
The selfless champion and great entertainer will leave a void in the athletics world no one can possibly fill - so what happens when he retires?

(National Post) Athletics: Mohammed Ahmed sets Canadian record in 10,000 metres at world track championships
Moments after the race, his slender legs still wobbly from the effort, the runner from St. Catharines, Ont., said he’s thinking even bigger

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Not even 'the worst blocks' ever can stop Usain Bolt in worlds opener

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: ‘Gatlin should have a life ban’ - Pavey
Justin Gatlin should not be competing at the World Athletics Championships after twice being banned for doping violations, according to former British long distance runner Jo Pavey

(BBC) Athletics: Analysis - Bolt not in control - Johnson
Michael Johnson says Usain Bolt was not in control of his 100m heat despite qualifying for the semi-finals at the World Championships at London Stadium

(Mirror) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson on how moving to France will restore her golden smile at World Atheltics Championships 2017
It has been an emotional journey but one which has returned her to the London Stadium with that smile restored

(RRW) Athletics: Farah Wins Third Straight World 10,000m Title in Dramatic Fashion
With the deafening roar of over 60,000 spectators as a backdrop, Britain's Mo Farah delivered the goods at London Stadium yet again, beating back a concerted challenge from Africa's best to win his third straight world 10,000m title in 26:49.51, easily the fastest of his three victories

(BBC) Athletics: Farah joy at 'amazing' night
Great Britain's Sir Mo Farah describes an "amazing" night at the London Stadium where he claimed his third consecutive world championship 10,000m title in a thrilling race
(The Guardian) Mo Farah hails 10,000m gold as the greatest performance of his career
Farah: ‘It was also one of the toughest races of my life’ - ‘There is no place like London, there’s no place like home’

(CBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt regrets he won't get showdown with Andre De Grasse
Jamaican sprint legend offers encouragement to injured Canadian

(Spikes) Athletics: London Wrap I
There was only one final on the opening night of the IAAF World Championships 2017, but that’s all that was needed to get the old Olympic stadium rocking. It’s time for the first installment of the London Wrap!

(Competitor) Athletics: 9 American Distance Runners To Watch At IAAF World Championships
Any of these talented runners could walk away with a medal at the World Championships

Beach to Beacon 10K - Cape Elizabeth, ME

ITU World Triathlon - Montreal, PQ






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(IAAF) Athletics: women's 1500m heats – IAAF World Championships London 2017

(CBC) Athletics: When a humble Usain Bolt ignited Quebec
Olympic great showed flashes of greatness at 16, at the 2003 world youth championships in Sherbrooke, Que.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan-born athletes eye medals for adopted nations

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Coe determined to stop athletes using flags of convenience
The president of athletics' world governing body the IAAF has vowed to continue efforts to stop athletes switching nationality and competing under 'flags of convenience'

(BBC) Athletics: The flag doesn't matter - neutral athlete Klishina
Russian long jumper Darya Klishina tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan "it doesn't matter about the flag" before competing at the World Athletics Championships in London as a 'neutral' athlete

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Mo Farah defends his 10,000m title at London Stadium
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah claimed World Championship 10,000m gold for a third successive time with a stunning display at London Stadium
(The Independent) Mo Farah makes history as he wins men's 10,000m gold at World Athletics Championships
The Briton claimed his tenth consecutive global track distance title

(RRW) Athletics: America's Marathon Past, Present And Future On Display In Cape Elizabeth
Celebrating 20 years, TD Beach to Beacon 10K features gathering of American stars

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Usain Bolt angry with start in 100m heats
Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt described his performance as "very bad" as he won his 100m heat at the World Championships in 10.07 seconds

(BBC) Athletics: World Championships 2017 - Usain Bolt & Mo Farah headline London event

(BBC) Athletics: Bolt is more vulnerable than ever - Johnson
Michael Johnson says Usain Bolt is "more vulnerable" than ever at the 2017 World Athletics Championships, but says he would not bet against the Jamaican to retain his 100m world title in London

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Sonia O’Sullivan - Medal upgrades come too late for me
It’s good news that a number of athletes will be upgraded before World Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Ennis-Hill versus a hippo, a lion and a grizzly bear...
Grizzly bear, hippo, lion...Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. What do they have in common? They can run, and run fast. Okay, so it's not your normal starting line up for a race. But, we wanted to find out just how Dame Jessica compares in speed to her furry counter-parts. We asked the BBC's London 2017 analyst seven vital questions, comparing her running, jumping and throwing abilities to an assortment of animals, wheelie bins and king-sized beds...

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Inside the doping hotspot of Ethiopia: dodgy testing and EPO over the counter
Guardian investigation shows how easy it is to obtain doping products, uncovers disorganisation at the Ethiopian anti-doping agency and catches leading athlete admitting to having taken performance-enhancing drugs

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Lost chance to beat Bolt will ‘haunt’ De Grasse, coach says

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘We are treated like sporting slaves’: Ethiopian lifts lid on trade in athletes
Lily Abdullayeva, who says she had prize money stolen and was tricked into taking drugs after moving to Azerbaijan, reveals the dark side of athletics where African runners are bought by richer nations and exploited

(Mirror) Athletics: Confident Mo Farah challenges World Championships rivals "I know there's a target on my back. Bring it on!"
Brit bowing out of track running after London 2017 can make it an astonishing ten successive global golds in Friday's 10,000m

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Drug-cheat catchers vow there will be no repeat of scandalous cover-ups that 'sabotaged' London 2012

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK’s lack of media savvy letting Kenya down big time

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Ryan Bailey received 6-month doping ban

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Simpson urges IAAF to reduce wait for athletes receiving medals stripped from doping cheats
Olympic 1,500 metres bronze medallist Jenny Simpson has urged the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to reduce the time it takes to reallocate medals stripped from doping cheats

(ESPN) Athletics: Neil Black confident Alberto Salazar's absence will not affect Sir Mo Farah

(CTV) Athletics: Canadian runner Mohammed Ahmed faces regular travel headaches

Sir Walter Miler - Raleigh, NC






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(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah vows to produce ‘something special’ in 10,000m at London Stadium
World champion can extend his winning run in major championships to 10 with a successful defence of his crown on Friday night

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Puma could offer Usain Bolt a job after last race
Puma could make Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt the head of its Caribbean business once he retires from athletics, the head of the German sportswear firm was quoted as saying on Thursday

(AI) Women in Sport: nterview with Dr. Peter Sonksen, "This is the IAAF/IOC testosterone-limiting rule’s end.

Athletics: Galen Rupp to Race AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
World class running event will celebrate 40 years of running the weekend of Sept. 16 - 17

(RRW) Athletics: Despite Potential Distractions, Simpson Stays Focused On Competing
When Jenny Simpson takes to the track at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park here tomorrow night for the preliminary round of the 1500-meters at the IAAF World Championships, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist can depend on a decade of world championships experience to steady her.

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Do athletes at world championships slow down after racing at the Olympics?

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 10 facts you didn't know about Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man

(AP) Athletics: Ukraine pulls 2 athletes from track worlds over rule breach

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics Championships - 11 athletes to look out for in London

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Sprint queen Thompson "feeling great" ahead of 100m quest
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson says she is over her Achilles tendon niggle and is feeling confident as she aims to add the 100 metres world title to her trophy cabinet

(SuperSport) Athletics: I'm not a fan of the 400m - Wayde

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Laura Muir: I don’t want to be left thinking ‘what if?’ after London 2017

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Second time lucky in London for Edna Kiplagat?

(Mirror) Athletics: Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital with chest pains over 'heart attack' fears
The athlete was rushed to casualty under armed guard in Pretoria at around 8am today after complaining of chest pains
(The Independent) Oscar Pistorius released from hospital after fears he had suffered heart attack in prison
He was rushed to hospital after complaining of chest pains

(USATF) Athletics: Kayla Davis earns USATF Athlete of the Week after record-breaking performance at Junior Olympics

(VMLM) Athletics: Wanjiru returns to capital eyeing World Championship gold

(Star-Telegram) Athletics: Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner retires from track and field

(Track Stats) Athletics: The most unpredictable races at the world champs

(Miami Herald) Drugs in Sport: WADA insists Russia must accept findings of doping report

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Top SA runner slapped with 8-year ban

(Evening Standard) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya gender issue still divides opinion off track as she faces ban from competition

(The Age) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: The king is dead long live the king
This is Usain Bolt's last goodbye. In London he will leave the sport but not leave behind the vacuum his departure was feared to herald. Athletics has wondered where the future lies post-Bolt, the answer is Wayde van Niekerk

(Evening Stamdard) Athletics: After missing the Olympics, it’s a relief to be at London 2017, writes Zharnel Hughes

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt expected to provide fireworks at World Athletics Championships
Dazzling array of pyrotechnics will herald the opening night in London, with Mo Farah, Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya among the supporting cast

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Chinese men's 4x100m team target another podium finish in London

(ITU) Triathlon: Women's field to open the debut WTS Montreal course
First WTS Montreal event welcomes loaded men's start list

(Fox Sports) Athletics: Usain Bolt’s main 100m rival Andre De Grasse out injured of world championships
(The Independent) Usain Bolt's dream ending at London given a boost after main rival for gold Andre de Grasse pulls out with injury
The Jamaican will bring the curtain down on his career at the London Stadium
(CBC) Andre De Grasse injured, will miss world championships
Scuttles anticipated showdown with Usain Bolt in 100 metres
(Jamaica Gleaner) Andre de Grasse out of World Championships after suffering hamstring strain
(AC) Andre De Grasse pulls out of World Championships

(National Post) Athletics: ‘You think he’s a little special?’: What Andre De Grasse’s remarkable rise can teach Canada’s future Olympians
Most athletes who go onto mega-stardom are groomed for that possibility from an early age. De Grasse's path has been very different

(CBC) Athletics: Breaking Down His 100 Metres
Usain Bolt announced he will retire by the end of 2017. CBC Sports explores the stages of his 100 metre race and explains why he maintains the title of "The World’s Fastest Man".

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Paula Radcliffe reveals joy as she says European Athletics have 'seen sense' by scrapping plans to wipe records
* Paula Radcliffe believes European Athletics have finally 'seen sense'
* Radcliffe was among the record holders to react with fury over certain plans
* But now the body's president Svein Arne Hansen has backtracked on the idea

(Newshub) Drugs in Sport: Eliza McCartney adjusting to overhaul on anti-doping measures ahead of World Championships

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah is in line for six-figure deal with London Marathon after the World Championships in London
* EXCLUSIVE: London Marathon bosses are hoping to meet with Sir Mo Farah
* Farah plans to retire from track racing at the end of this season
* The 34-year-old wants to focus the rest of his career on road racing
* He will not discuss a return to the Marathon before the World Championships

(Mirror) Athletics: Britain's Laura Muir out to be Dairy Queen of the track at these World Championships
Scottish runner aiming for double glory was a trainee vet milking cows when the same London Stadium staged the Olympics
(The Guardian) Laura Muir: Britain's top young athlete on milking cows and staring down the world's best
The athlete who spent her first cash prize on a cage for pet rats and who combines training with studies will double up in the 1500m and 5,000m in London

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Wayde Van Niekerk whispers his outstanding claims to be heir to Usain Bolt

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia bans six athletes on eve of appeal to have IAAF suspension lifted
Russia have banned six athletes for failing drugs tests on the eve of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Congress here, where they due to make a presentation tomorrow pleading for their suspension from major competitions to be lifted






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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laura Muir wants a happy ending to her script of underdog endeavour at London 2017

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: In perfect asymmetry
It's hard to explain, but experts would love to try. Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse, at 5-foot-9 and 154 pounds and with a running style that has his right arm flying behind him, doesn't fit the conventional mold of a world class sprinter, reports Rachel Brady. So why's he so fast?

(NBC) Athletics: Five men’s races to watch at world track and field championships

(Team USA) Athletics: 6 Burning Questions For Team USA At Track & Field World Championships

(Track Stats) Athletics: The most unpredictable races at the world champs

(Yahoo) Athletics: How North Korea’s annual marathon became a big draw for adventure-seeking Americans

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans have a feel of London (BayToday) Athletics; Middle distance runner Melissa Bishop sticks by ailing coach's side

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk exclusive: Usain Bolt has inspired the world - I'm chasing the standards he has set

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Furious backlash forces athletics chiefs to abandon plans to scrap pre-2005 world records

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt - the fastest man who has ever lived
The evolution of the Jamaican athlete, who will make his farewell at the 2017 world championships in London - but does it pay to run fast?

(MotivRunning) Athletics: Desi Linden - Fueled by a Sense of Purpose
Two-time Olympian Desi Linden rekindles a sense of purpose amid a running slump

(IAAF) Athletics: Preview - men's 800m - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(BBTM) Athletics: Olympic Rivalries - Sebastian Coe & Steve Ovett
Coe, Ovett, middle-distance runners, who presided over the golden era of British athletics

(Running USA) Athletics: B.A.A. Names Marla Runyan Athletes with Disabilities Manager
Marla Runyan added to the Boston Athletic Association staff in a newly-created position

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive: New world record proposal means Radcliffe and Edwards set to keep place in history
A controversial proposal to scrap all athletics world records set before 2005 is being reviewed following a negative reaction from competitors, such as Paula Radcliffe, who claim it could see their achievements discarded unfairly

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1053542/russian-scandal-was-as-bad-as-it-gets-for-athletics-but-it-is-on-its-way-back-claims-bolt
Usain Bolt, who will conclude his career at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London, believes track and field is "on its way back up" following recent doping scandals - but warned the problem must be eradicated or the sport "will die"

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt: Lose? I can’t believe you’re asking me. We won’t have that problem
As his last world championships approach, the world’s fastest man was full of his usual confidence as he contemplates Saturday’s 100m final

(USATF) Athletics: Over 100 hours of IAAF World Championships coverage to air on NBC family of networks

(CBC) Athletics: Alysha Newman: 'I want to make a statement' at track and field worlds
Canadian record holder in women's pole vault eyes jump of 4.80m in London

(USATFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA Announces Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2017

(CBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt displeased with Andre De Grasse's 'disrespect'
Jamaican sprint legend not about to cede his long-held crown ahead of his final 100-metre race

(The Star) Athletics: Is Kiprop ready?
Reigning 1,500 world champion Asbel Kiprop yesterday revealed that delayed start to his preparations has hampered his form ahead of his title defence at the World Championships in London






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(Oregon Live) Athletics: Portland Marathon meets city deadline to prepay; event permit still not issued

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics Championships 2017 - Usain Bolt confident of victory ahead of final race in glittering career
The Jamaican sprinter - an icon of his sport - says nothing will change his mind on retirement

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Usain Bolt warns fellow athletes: stop doping or the sport will die
Jamaican sprinter offers stark warning but says sport is on the mend - ‘The only way track and field has left to go is up’

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt - 100 Days That Shook The World
On 16 August 2008, Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in Beijing and set a new world record for the 100 metres of 9.69 seconds - and still had time to celebrate before he crossed the line

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor, Karoki, Tanui to tackle Farah in London

(BBC) Athletics: GB relay team talk Love Island, pizza & rubber ducks
Great Britain's 4x100m women's relay team Daryll Neita, Dina Asher-Smith, Desiree Henry and Asha Philip talk Love Island, pizza and rubber ducks

(CTV) Athletics: Star sprinter De Grasse has Canadians watching track and field again

(Yahoo) Athletics: Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

(Yahoo) Athletics: IAAF World Championships: De Grasse, Blake lead the pretenders to Bolt's throne

(FloTrack) Athletics: The Olympic 800m Trio Is No Longer Unstoppable

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Chepng’etich not bothered by Semenya face-off

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: The Man Behind the Boston Triathlon
Boston is one of America’s greatest sporting cities and all of their major teams are riding a wave of success currently at or near the top in their respective leagues

(Beach2Beacon) Athletics: Saturday’s Special 20th TD Beach to Beacon to Feature Both Returning Champs – Maine Native Ben True and Course Record Holder Mary Keitany – Among 6,500+ Runners in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Premiere American 10K road race, founded by Olympic hero Joan Benoit Samuelson, focusing attention on Let’s Go!, a nationally-recognized program promoting healthy habits in children

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Linsey Corbin on Her Year of "Don’t Think, Just Do"
After three years of setbacks, Linsey Corbin gets back to the top of an Ironman podium

(AthleteBiz) Athletics: World Championships Preview

(ESPN) Athletics: Carl Lewis soars into Olympic history

(Eurosport UK) Athletics:Nafissatou Thiam the one to watch in London worlds heptathlon

(Eurosport) Athletics: Usain Bolt's eight Olympic golds in two minutes

(Outside Online) Athletics: How to Find Joy in Every Workout
Kathrine Switzer on the lessons she's learned after a lifetime of running. Nonrunners, take note

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Missing Majesty
With the eleventh hour withdrawal of an injured David Rudisha from London 2017 which begins here in the Olympic stadium on Friday, we will be denied any repetition, or even close to it, of the highlight of London 2012, simply of one of the greatest runs I ever saw in 60 years of competing, watching and commenting on athletics

(IAAF) Athletics: Preview: men's marathon - IAAF World Championships London 2017

(New Starits Times) Women in Sport: Semenya hits out at gender scrutiny: 'When I pee, I pee like a woman'

(Reuters) Athletics: Never bet against Bolt, says Bailey

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Department of Justice confirms open investigation into Portland Marathon

(Yahoo) Athletics: IAAF World Championships: Powell, Dibaba and Bolt among the greatest moments

(IAAF) Athletics: My greatest challenge - Brenda Martinez

(Sydney Morning Herald) Athletics: Athletics world championships 2017 - Fit, fast Sally Pearson really wants a medal

(BT Sport) Drugs in Sport: Athletics chiefs recommend continuing Russia’s exile until at least November
The disgraced sporting superpower had still not met the reinstatement criteria

(Mirror) Olympics: Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics leaving Paris free to stage 2024 Games
A formal announcement is to be made by the bid committee at 1am UK time, but it is understood an agreement has been made

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Chijindu Ujah interview: 'I believe I can beat anyone, even Usain Bolt'

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt is a genius like Muhammad Ali, says Lord Coe
Usain Bolt is a genius and has had as big an impact on athletics as Muhammad Ali did on boxing, says Lord Coe

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