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Runner's Web June 2017 FrontPage Archive

  June 24, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Ohio Northern's Richards Impresses at USA Championships 800m
During yesterday's semi-finals of the women's 800m at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships here at Hornet Stadium, two of America's best half-milers, Ajee' Wilson and Charlene Lipsey, were battling down the backstretch in their bright blue adidas uniforms trying to make the final

(BBC) Athletics: European Team Championships: Great Britain third after day two with six victories

(Denver Post) Athletics: Emma Coburn recalls the day she became an Olympic medalist
In Rio last summer, Boulder runner became first U.S. woman to win an Olympic medal in the steeplechase

(IAAF) Athletics: Kwemoi scorches 3:30.89 1500m Kenyan all-comers record in Nairobi - Kenyan World Championships Trials, day 2

(USATF) Athletics: Day Three Quotes - USATF Outdoor & Junior Outdoor Championships

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why It's Nearly Impossible to Quit Racing
For the sub-elite running class, it can be hard to decide when those five a.m. 15-milers are no longer worth it

(Track and Filed News) Athletics: 6 Big Things To Look Forward To In Sacramento On Saturday

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Simple, Pure, and Heartless
The 10,000 meter finals at the USATF Outdoor Nationals ran late last night in Sacramento due to the steamy weather that is coating much of the western half of the country

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Emmanuel Korir stuns big names to seal London ticket

(IAAF) Athletics: That Moment When... Crouser smashed through the 60ft barrier for the first time

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Los Angeles, Paris, Kigali and celebrating Olympism

(Sacramentyo Bee) Athletics: Justin Gatlin holds off youngsters to win 100 at nationals

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya names team for world Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor, Karoki, Tanui book London date with Mo Farah

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Paula Radcliffe - Erasing world records would 'punish athletes twice'
Britain's marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe says she was "very hurt and frustrated" at plans to erase athletics records set before 2005

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Swift Hellen Obiri wins 5,000m at Nyayo

(RRW) Athletics: Chelimo Sets 5000m Record at USA Championships
Olympic silver medalist Paul Chelimo said he came to these USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships to test himself. His grade? A+

(ESPN) Cycling: U.S. cyclist Taylor Phinney's 'final frontier of my own unknown'
Come July, Taylor Phinney will make his Tour de France debut with Cannondale-Drapac. A near career-ending crash in 2014 and multiple injuries this year couldn't deter the three-time Olympian. But he knows this race will be the ultimate challenge

(USATF) Athletics: Sights and sounds at 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans expected to dominate Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon

(Yahoo) Athletics: Gatlin dreaming of 'historic' final Bolt duel

(USATF) Athletics: Day Two Quotes - USATF Outdoor & Junior Outdoor Championships






  June 23, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Rising Lipari Makes First USA Outdoor Final
Rounding the final bend of her 1500m preliminary heat last here night at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hornet Stadium, Emily Lipari was back in fourth position, well behind Amanda Eccleston who boasts a 4:03.25 personal best

(IAAF) Athletics: Tirop and Rutto nab hard-fought victories in Nairobi - Kenyan world championships trials, day 1

(RRW) Athletics: Scotsman Hawkins In Final World Champs Tune-Up in Olomouc
When Callum Hawkins got off the plane in Japan, he had quite the unexpected message waiting in his inbox

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Have faith, Chepng’etich assures as Obiri also revs

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Happened Today at the 2017 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Here are the memorable moments from the meet that selects the American team for the world championships in August

(APP) Athletics: U.S. Track and Field Championships: Neptune's Ajee' Wilson wins 800 heat

(RRW) Athletics: Rupp Upset, Huddle Defends At USA Championships 10,000m
Galen Rupp's streak of eight consecutive USA 10,000m titles came to an end here tonight at Hornet Stadium when the two-time Olympic medalist faded in the final lap of choppy and slow race which was won by Oregon Track Club Elite's Hassan Mead in 29:01.44.

(Washington Post) Athletics: The Legend of Reebok’s ‘Dan and Dave’ ad campaign, as told by Dan and Dave
Twenty-five years ago, the advertising campaign was ubiquitous. By Summer 1992, it would be infamous - one of the biggest sports’ marketing campaigns to date, featuring two relatively unknown track and field athletes who became household names almost overnight. Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson were American decathletes on a crash-course to compete against each other for Olympic gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Reebok pumped $30 million into the "Dan & Dave" campaign and invited the nation to choose sides.
Twenty-five years later, Johnson and O’Brien spent time remembering that summer that turned them into unlikely celebrities

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Nick Symmonds bows out on the first day of the USATF Outdoor Championships

(The Sacramento Bee) Athletics: From chemotherapy to starting line, she faces nation’s best in race unlike any other

(The Register-Guard) Athletics: Mead ends Rupp’s reign in the 10,000
Former Oregon great’s career on track may end with a loss at nationals
(Oregon Live) Hassan Mead kicks to victory in the USATF men's 10,000; Molly Huddle wins the women's 10k

(Running USA) Athletics: Competitor Magazine Celebrates 30 Years Running with June Issue
The magazine has defined itself to become the true authentic voice of running in America

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto, Birech make statement of intent

(BBC)Drugs in Sport: Ed Warner - Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson understand record wipe
Outgoing UK Athletics chief Ed Warner has backed plans to erase world records set before 2005, adding that athletes affected understand "the greater good"

(Oregon Live) Athletics: DOJ issues order demanding records from Portland Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Spotlight on Abele and Schafer in Ratingen

(USATF) Athletics: Day One Quotes - USATF Outdoor & Junior Outdoor Championships

(AC) Athletics: ’96 Olympic relay icon Glenroy Gilbert grasps head coaching baton for 2017 Worlds

(The Mercury News) Athletics: Stanford opening stop of TrackTown Summer Series
TrackTownUSA aims to build younger audience by reinventing sport to feel more like NFL, NBA and MLB

Athletics: The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K Set To Go Sunday
Lethbridge’s Kip Kangogo looks for his 6th victory, and Vancouver’s Dayna Pidhoresky prepares for the World Championships

(11Alive) Athletics: Road Race runners on elite mission for excellence

(Runner's world) Athletics: This Dad’s Still Got It! Ben Bruce’s Amazing Streak of Excellence
He hasn’t missed the top track meet in the U.S. for 15 years

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Oceania’s best marathoners race to be crowned champion

(CTolleRun.com) Athletics: Adam Goucher - Making A Difference
Carrie interviews Olympian Adam Goucher! They chat about his Run the Year program, battling injuries, and the controversial doping scandal






  June 22, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Evening Standard) Athetics: Para Athletics 2017 - Germany's Markus Rehm won't give up fight to compete with able-bodied athletes

(Triathlete) Multisport: The Chimp and Professor Battling Inside Your Brain

(The Sacramneto Bee) Athletics: What scorching temperatures mean for this week’s Track and Field championships

(Competitor) Women in Sports: New Study Found Sexist Coverage Of Female Athletes Increased During 2016 Olympics

(Footwaer News) Athletics: Could Your Running Shoes Be Harming You?

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: Athlete at 70.3 Syracuse disqualified for tampering with a competitor's bike

(BBTM) Athletics: Jim Ryun’s run for the ages
Legend and three-time Olympian marks 50th anniversary of Mile world record: "One of the easiest races of my life."

(IAAF) Athletics: Langat and Tsegaye lead the fields for the Vidovdan 10km in Brcko

ESPN) Cycling: Team Sky release Tour de France lineup as Froome eyes maillot jaune

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Goldie Sayers ‘gutted’ not to get 2008 Olympic bronze in London
Team GB athletes unlikely to receive reallocated medals this summer - Legal challenges jeopardise London ceremony in August

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hugging It Out at the Manitoba Marathon
At this marathon in Canada, the volunteers are just a little more kind

(IAAF) Athletics: Keter and Degefa the favourites in Olomouc

(House of Run) Athletics: Episode 385 - 2017 USA Championships Preview

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Return Trials to Eugene
Why gamble elsewhere when there’s a proven winner?

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Anniversary Games: Martyn Rooney would 'love' to receive Beijing bronze in London
Britain's Martyn Rooney says he would rather receive his Beijing Olympic bronze medal at the Anniversary Games than at the World Championships

(Spikes) Athletics: Appetite for destruction
Ryan Crouser had all you can eat in 2016, taking gold in Rio in an Olympic record, but now the Oregon native is hungry for more. He wants to destroy the shot put world record

(IAAF) Athletics: World U18 memories - Hakim Sani Brown

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ezekiel Kemboi to miss World Championships trials

(RRW) Athletics: Despite Searing Heat, Coburn Looking for Sixth USA Steeplechase Title
The last time the USATF National Outdoor Track & Field Championships were held here at Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State University, the women's steeplechase final was contested on a Saturday afternoon

(Spikes) Athletics: "Tough it out!"
Japan's Hirooki Arai was one of the main protagonists in the thriller that was the men's 50km race walk in Rio. The Olympic bronze medallist gives an insight into life as a race walker

(CBS) Multisport: A Nike-Amazon deal has sporting goods chains running scared

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Women’s Finalists Announced for The Bowerman 2017

(ABC13) Athletics: Aramco Half Marathon sells out for 2018






  June 21, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(USATF) Athletics: Tianna Bartoletta awarded USATF Athlete of the Week honors after Diamond League victory in Oslo, Norway

(USATF) Athletics: TOGETHER: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE - American Cancer Society, USATF launch fundraising campaign

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Russia World Cup official blames 'political games' for World Athletics Championships ban
Nikolay Gulyaev, a former gold medallist and now Moscow’s head of sport and tourism, said the ban imposed against Russia's athletes 'had nothing to do with sport'

(USATF) Athletics: Schedule adjusted for USATF Outdoor & Junior Outdoor Championships

(Capital FM) Athletics: Unfit Rudisha to skip trials to focus on title defence
World-record holder and Beijing 2015 men’s 800m world champion, David Rudisha has confirmed he will skip this weekend’s national trials for the London 2017 global track and field showpiece in August

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia doping - Federation bans athletes as Team GB wait on Olympic medals
Russia has banned three athletes for four years each as a result of retested samples taken at the 2008 Olympics

(Capital FM) Olympics: NOCK in hot soup as IOC consider taking harsh action
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will consider taking harsh action against the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) when the Executive Board meets July 9 and 10 after the national body failed to conduct election

(Yahoo) Athletics: Coleman poised to upstage Gatlin at US athletics trials

(CBC) Athletics: Fanny 'Bobbie' Rosenfeld - An icon for all ages
Canadian track star, sports writer left a legacy few can equal

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Christine Ohuruogu to become Britain's most decorated athlete at World Championships

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: British Olympic Association receive reallocated Beijing 2008 relay medals
The British Olympic Association (BOA) have confirmed they have received the Beijing 2008 bronze medals for the men's 4x400 metres relay after the country was upgraded to the podium

(IAAF) Athletics: Bolt to race in Monaco - IAAF Diamond League

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Operation Puerto athletes unlikely to be named after Spanish court ruling
Athletes implicated in the Operation Puerto scandal are unlikely to be named after the Provincial Court of Madrid ruled that blood bags could only be used to identify those with open cases

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Three Russian runners banned for 4 years after Beijing retests
Three Russian runners whose samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for a banned steroid have been handed four-year suspensions after retests, Russia's athletics federation said on Wednesday

Athletics: Advocate Health Care Named Title Sponsor of International Chicago 5K
The Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K invites runners from around the world to celebrate Chicago's global and cultural diversity during Bank of America Chicago Marathon race weekend on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Athletics: Newcomer Thomas Toth To Face Strong Field at Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon
Hailstones and a strong wind plagued runners in the Hamburg Marathon this past April 23rd, yet a little known Canadian, making his debut at the distance no less, prevailed to finish under the 2017 IAAF World Championship qualifying standard by two seconds

(BT) Triathlon: Brownlee confirmed to take on reigning World Champions at British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup
Olympic Silver Medallist, Jonathan Brownlee, is one of four British athletes confirmed to line up for the sport’s newest event, set to bring the city of Nottingham to life on Saturday 2 September

(IAAF) Athletics: World stars face Britain’s best in London - IAAF Diamond League

(CBS Sacramento) Athletics: Record Heat Not Stopping Nation’s Top Track Stars In Sacramento

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Karoki sounds warning shot as trials beckon
Olympic and World 800m champion David Rudisha has withdrawn from the World Championships trials starting Friday at the Nyayo National Stadium while World Half Marathon silver medallist Bedan Karoki has thrown down the gauntlet to rivals in men’s 10,000m

(Runner's World) Athletics: Injury? Healed. Team USA? Shalane Flanagan Is Giving It Her Best Shot
The fracture in her back allowed the Olympian to enjoy time with family, including her foster children

(DigiDay) Athletics: How Reebok used influencer reviews to break into the competitive running category

(Competitor) Athletics: New U.S. Marathons and Halfs Report Reveals Participation is Declining

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Adam Gemili withdraws from Team GB squad ahead of European Athletics Team Championships to concentrate on World Championships qualification
* Adam Gemili will no longer travel with Team GB to Lille, France this weekend
* Gemili was one of the marquee names set to compete in the 100m relay
* The 23-year-old is hoping to seal a spot at the World Championships in London
* He is targeting a place in the 100m and 200m events at the London Stadium

(IAAF) Athletics: Van Niekerk clocks 9.94 personal best in Velenje

(FloTrack) Athletics: USA Women's 800m Preview - Brenda Martinez's Last Hurrah

(Gold Coast Marathon) Athletics: Oceania’s best marathoners race to be crowned champion

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Understanding the Controversy Over Caster Semenya






  June 20, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(ESPN) Cycling: Biking the 1,200-mile Ho Chi Minh trail to find father's final instructions
In mountain bike circles, she's known as the Queen of Pain. But when Rebecca Rusch began a grueling 1,200-mile trek on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the spring of 2015, through previously unridden areas of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, with a film crew in tow, she did so not to suffer, but to heal

(1310 News) Athletics: Melissa Bishop & Sekou Kaba Interview
Local Olympic runners Melissa Bishop and Sekou Kaba join Mark Sutcliffe in studio to discuss the upcoming Canadian Track and Field Championships in Ottawa

(USATF) Athletics: Sacramento Track & Field History

(Reuters) Athletics: New guys ready to take over U.S. men's sprinting

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Wada imposes partial ban on US anti-doping lab

(Athletic Experience) Athletics: Episode 039 - Jenna Prandini - PUMA - 4x100m - Rihanna - Long Jump 2018

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Ajee Wilson’s positive test - something other than beef smells rancid here

(Running USA) Athletics: 2016 Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report
Half marathon distance experiences fourth largest finisher total in history

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: Feds want Lance Armstrong to exclude Floyd Landis misdeeds from trial

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Going Long - An Interview with Shalane Flanagan
A lot has changed in American distance running since 2004, but Shalane Flanagan factoring in races isn’t one of them. The four-time Olympian, who lives and trains in Portland, Ore., as a member of Jerry Schumacher’s Bowerman Track Club, is a threat to win, set a record, earn a medal or make a U.S. team whenever she steps to the starting line

(CBC) Athletics: Just how good was Andre De Grasse's wind-aided 9.69?
22-year-old has aspirations to break Canadian record, beat Usain Bolt

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Kipyegon takes battle to Dibaba in Paris Diamond League quest

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Seb Coe: Bullying is wrong, but tough love is essential to reach the top
It seems like yesterday - even if it was over 40 years ago - and is still vivid in my memory. I had just won my first Sheffield schools cross-country title and had already absorbed enough about my new sport to have embarked upon a gentle warm down

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Eliza McCartney battling injury as vaulter's form slumps

(AW) Athletics: Morgan Lake’s 2020 vision
Multi-events talent Morgan Lake is looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics, writes John Wragg

(Triathlete) Multisport: Chrissie Wellington Crushes Everything Always (Now It’s Ultramarathoning!)
Four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington has stayed busy since announcing her retirement from professional triathlon back in 2012. The British athlete has continued to use her position as one of the top triathletes ever as a platform to drive change through the power of sport and physical activity—most notably as the Global Lead for Health and Wellbeing for Parkrun. Wellington and husband, Tom Lowe (also a former professional triathlete), welcomed daughter Esme in December of 2015. Between balancing becoming a mom and her passion for creating positive change, Wellington has continued to challenge herself in endurance events—but this time around the focus has been on fun. She’s competed in everything from half-marathons to a self-created 4321 Challenge (four friends, running up the three highest mountains in UK and cycling between them, in two days). Back in April, Wellington showed her competitive chops by turning in a 2:49:01 time at the London Marathon to win the 40-44 age group. She followed that with a bit of a last-minute decision to run her first ultra marathon—the 52.6-mile Heineken Race to the Tower, where she finished second overall, first female, in a time of 8:35:35. Here, Wellington chats about her decision to take on the extra-long challenge and shares advice for anyone considering making the leap from long-distance triathlon to an ultra-run

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot fired up
Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot won the men’s 1,500m in a world-leading 3:30.77 at the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season in Stockholm on Sunday

(TriCity News) Athletics: Olympian De Grasse speeding toward Jerome meet in Coquitlam

(Excelle Sports) Athletics: Alysia Montano to race U.S. Championships while pregnant with second child

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships History






  June 19, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Runner's World) Athletics: Mom, Firefighter, Pro Runner: Kellyn Taylor Has No Chill
An under-the-radar distance running talent, Taylor has a lot more than training on her plate

(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Ajee Wilson, Accepts Finding of No Fault for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(NBC) Athletics: Five men’s events to watch at U.S. Track and Field Champs

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Revealed - The top 20 most influential women in British sport

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Runners, don’t sweat taking a break - rest can improve performance

(Sydney Morning Herald) Drugs in Sport: Drugs in sport must not be normalised
Too much money is on offer through normalising the idea that "anything to win" is an acceptable approach to athletic performance and gambling

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp hits best 800m time of season at Diamond League

(IAAF) Athletics: My greatest challenge - Ashley Spencer

(NY Times) Athletics: Chemotherapy, Then the U.S. Championships for Gabriele Grunewald
Like any professional runner, Grunewald is competitive and fierce down the stretch. But a huge obstacle sets her apart: She’s battling cancer for the fourth time

(Ottawa Citizen) Triathlon: Tyler Mislawchuk and Joanna Brown claim Canadian triathlon championships
Tyler Mislawchuk and Joanna Brown were crowned the King and Queen of Canadian triathlon on Sunday in Ottawa at the two-day CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon Premium American Cup, also serving as the Canadian Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Asbel, Centrowitz meet for fi rst time since Rio Olympics

Athletics: Local Runners Prevail at Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon
Blake Hilty and Shelby Mills won the men’s and women’s marathon, respectively






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

(Sunday Herald) Athletics: Marathon man Hawkins back in record breaking form and setting his sights ever higher

(Sunday Herald) Athletics: Proud mum McColgan admits her success has made it even tougher on the track for her kids

(IAAF) Athletics: Cachova and Bourrada victorious at TNT Express meeting in Kladno

(Ottawa Citizen) Triathlon: Photos - Day 2 of Ottawa International Triathlon

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse earns clear 100m victory at Diamond League Stockholm
Canadian scores 2nd victory this week with wind-aided 9.69-second performance

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Greg Rutherford admits injury has left him battling to defend world title in London

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Cam Levins back racing after 11-month injury absence
The Canadian 10,000m record holder returns to the track for the first time in nearly a year racing the 5,000m in Portland, Ore

(Adirondack Daily Enterprise) Athletics: Rebuilding, one runner at a time
Recent Lake Placid Marathon finisher decline reflects national trend

(Science of Running) Athletics: Why Bad Races Hurt the Most?
"That felt miserable! That was so much harder than last time. And slower!"

(Running USA) Multisport: Spotlight on the Sport - Endurance Sportswire
Serving a big need to share and spread information, Endurance Sportswire dishes out the industry's top news

(Running USA) Athletics: Hasay, Korir Highlight All-Star Field at 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race
Top male and female at AJC Peachtree Road Race will earn spots on the Peachtree Cup trophy

(IAAF) Athletics: Fikadu and Mihretu the winners at Langueux 10 km

(ADN) Athletics: Mayor’s Marathon winners get a taste of the wild side

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Goucher entering a new phase - Former Duluth runner finds freedom in running for herself

(Ottawa Citizen) Triathlon:Alexis Lepage and Joanna Brown blaze into triathlon finals in Ottawa
Gatineau’s Alexis Lepage and Carp’s Joanna Brown led the country’s top triathletes in the qualification round of the two-day CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon Premium American Cup, which also serves as the Canadian championships this weekend
Ottawa International Triathlon Photos

IAAF Diamond League - Stockholm, SWE
(CBC TV) 3:00 PM EDT - IAAF Track and Field Diamond League Series - Stockholm






  June 17, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Join CITIUS MAG LIVE at USA Champs in Sacramento!

(ExcelleSports) Women in Sport: Shalane Flanagan responds to Sanya Richards-Ross’ comments on track athletes and abortion

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Once again, the Olympic disconnect

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Barno three-peats with Grandma's Marathon win
Hellen Jepkurgat wins Grandma's Marathon women's race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fit-again Asbel Kiprop lines up in Stockholm

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nyairera pulls out of Stockholm with injury
Nyairera injured her foot during the Oslo Diamond League on Thursday after running with one shoe following an incident

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Why won’t Caster Semenya break world records?
Implications of intersex athletes and hyperandrogenism yet to be finally addressed

(Ottawa Citizen) Triathlon: Tri and tri again - Carp's Joanna Brown is back in her groove

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Grandma's Marathon - Record not on Goucher's mind in half-marathon

(USA Today) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin runs fastest 400-meter split ever by a high schooler

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Stumptown Twilight - Galen Rupp gets his tune-up race, Travis Burkstrand get the standard

(Belfast Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Mageean - There will always be cheaters, but athletics is battling to clean up its act

(Reuters) Athletics: Schippers wins, disqualified and then reinstated

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘A Body Built on Pain’ - The Training of Herb Elliott

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Portland Marathon says they have agreed to work out 'great course' for 2017 race

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Teaming Up
IAAF President Sebastian Coe gave an interview to the British newspaper The Guardian this past Tuesday June 13th to discuss the unsteady state of the sport of athletics

(USTFCCA) Athletics: Odds & Ends From 2017 NCAA DI Outdoor Championships

(SportCal) Drugs in Sport: Clean sport is an illusion
The very idea of a drug-free Olympic Games or Tour de France simply displays a naïve trust in an international anti-doping system that has been proven time and again to be fundamentally flawed

(Fox21) Athletics: Every Grandma’s Marathon Runner Has a Story
Runners and Families Create Their Own Unique Traditions Around the Marathon

(IAAFf)Athletics: Host nation Kenya names team for IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Grandma's Marathon - Duluth, MN

Toronto Waterfront 10K - ON

  June 16, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  






(NBC) Athletics: Gabriele Grunewald accepted into U.S. Champs, racing amid chemotherapy

(Diamond League) Athletics: Stockholm - 5 Things To Look Out For
Who will follow Semenya into the Final? Can De Grasse extend his lead? We take you through the key stories at the latest stage on the Road To The Final

(NBC) Athletics: Stockholm Diamond League preview, broadcast schedule

(IAAF) Athletics: Chepkirui among winners at Kenya’s World U18 Trials

(Runnin USA) Athletics: 2016 Running USA Annual Marathon Report
TCS New York City Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Boston Marathon continue to rank as top three largest marathons in the United States

(FloTrack) Athletics: 16-Year-Old Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 3:56.29 Mile For His Home Crowd In Oslo

(BBC) Athletics: Wightman wins 1500m at Oslo Diamond League as Schippers reinstated for 200m victory

(Spikes) Athletics: Buzzing for Worlds
It’s only 50 days until the IAAF World Championships kicks off, so here are 50 reasons - in no particular order - why London’s gonna be the greatest athletics extravaganza the world’s seen in a while!

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse tops 100m field for 2nd straight win in Oslo
Canadian runs season-best 10.01 seconds at Diamond League meet

(NY Times) Athletics: Track’s Most Resilient (and Suspect) Record Is in Danger
Jarmila Kratochvilova ran 800 meters in 1 minute 53.28 seconds in 1983, but her mark could be erased by a proposal to void all world records set before 2005

(IAAF) Athletics: Amare to defend her title in Langueux 10km

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Men’s Semifinalists Announced For 2017 The Bowerman
When it came to the discussion about the elite men in collegiate track & field in 2017, the conversation centered on the same 10 men: KeAndre Bates, Edward Cheserek, Christian Coleman, Grant Holloway, Fred Kerley, Josh Kerr, Emmanuel Korir, Ioannis Kyriazis, Filip Mihaljevic and Lindon Victor

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya claims gold in Oslo






  June 15, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Olympic long jumper suffers embarrassment as wig falls off during leap

(Go Stanford) Athletics: Q&A - With Grant Fisher
Interview with Stanford's newest NCAA champion

Athletics: Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Extend Media Partnership with NBC 5 Chicago and add Telemundo Chicago
WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago has been the official television broadcast partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon consecutively since 2008

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Mike Rowbottom - Mixed Relays. Really?

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O'Sullivan - Summer is the track and field season
It’s good to see Irish athletes like Ciara Mageean putting some marks on the board

(Runner's World) Athletics: Episode 58 - Kara Goucher
The highs and lows of running, and why it’s so easy to fall in love with the sport; answering your most pressing running shoe questions

(RRW) Athletics: Hasay to Challenge Flanagan at Peachtree 10-K
After running the fastest debut marathon ever by an American woman at the Boston Marathon last April (2:23:00), Jordan Hasay will return to competition at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4th in Atlanta.

(Spikes) Athletics: "Every dead end has an exit"
Last summer, Mirela Demireva won European and Olympic high jump silver medals in the space of just over a month. The Bulgarian shares her best tips for competition, training and private life

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: ITU President apologies for congratulating wrong Brownlee brother for Leeds victory
International Triathlon Union (ITU) President Marisol Casado has apologised for congratulating the wrong Brownlee brother in a letter following the World Triathlon Series (WTS) in Leeds

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Sandi Morris -The View from 5 Meters

(Runner's World) Athletics: Dysfunction Threatens Future of Portland Marathon
After mistakes at the 2016 race, the city of Portland has denied the event’s 2017 permit

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya leads SA raid on Oslo
Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya lines up as the favourite in her specialist discipline on Thursday night, as she leads five South African athletes at the fifth leg of the IAAF Diamond League series in Oslo, Norway

(USATF) Athletics: Christian Coleman captures USATF Athlete of the Week after earning two national titles, setting new collegiate record at NCAA Outdoor Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Women Shake Up The Bowerman Semifinalists

IAAF Diamond League - Oslo, NOR






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(CBC) Athletics: Rio champ Derek Drouin headlines Olympic high jump rematch
Canadian record holder seeks rebound performance at Diamond League Oslo

(The Guardian) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee sent triathlon congratulations letter meant for brother
Letter delivered to Jonny following Alistair’s win in Leeds - Younger brother shares details on social media, simply writing "#awkward"

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA DI National Coaches of the Year For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season

(USATF) Athletics: Multi-time Olympic gold medalist coach Clyde Hart to receive 2017 USATF Legend Coach Award

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA DI National Athlete Awards For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season

(NY Post) Athletics: Runner’s World gets a new editor-in-chief

(Alaska Dispatch News) Athletics: Rooted in revolt, the Alaska Run for Women turns 25

(Running USA) Athletics: HOKA ONE ONE Returns for Second Year as Official Footwear Partner of 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay
Last year five HOKA athletes partnered with the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas and Texas Rangers to run the five-person relay

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: Ciara Mageean Has a Refreshing Approach To Random Drug Testing Of Athletes

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong battles government over experts as trial looms

(Runner's World) Athletics: It Is Never, Ever Okay to Run a Race You Didn’t Pay For
No banditing or bib-swapping allowed. Full stop

(NY Times) Athletics: Hot Weather Workout? Try a Hot Bath Beforehand
One of the most effective ways to cope with exercising in extreme heat may be to soak in long, hot baths in the days beforehand

(Spikes) Athletics: Ramirez is ready to race again
Just over a year ago Mexican sprinter Cesar Ramirez was poised to make his Olympic debut in Rio, but a stroke of fate prevented the 22-year-old from boarding the plane to Brazil

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: 4 career lessons from Usain Bolt

(Coast Week) Athletics: Kenya’s Rudisha eyes fast time, win in Ostrava meet ahead of London worlds

(RTE) Athletics: Ciara Mageean targets 1500m final at World Championships

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Why every professional athlete should have their own websites, A view from Kenya

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Grandma's Marathon notebook - Barno seeks three-peat

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nyairera, Semenya renew rivalry in Oslo

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Jordan Hasay Interview

(TracK Alerts) Drugs in Sport: Kaliese Spencer wins doping rules violation case

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia targeting more neutral athletes after IAAF Taskforce visit
Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President Dmitry Shlyakhtin has expressed his confidence that more athletes from the country will be declared eligible to compete internationally as neutral athletes by July

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sebastian Coe - ‘Athletics needs to be innovative, braver and more creative’
The IAAF president admits athletics faces huge challenges from doping to Usain Bolt’s retirement and believes the sport must evolve if it is to avoid decline






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(Willamette Week) Athletics: City Denies Permit for Portland Marathon, Imperiling a 45-Year Tradition
For more than six months, Portland Police Bureau officials have been asking to meet with race organizer to come up with a new route that would require less overtime

(IAAF) Athletics: Game on as De Grasse plans to dethrone Bolt

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan Teams to be named on Wednesday

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Arkansas, Oregon Named NCAA Division I Programs of the Year

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: Olympics Adds Mixed Relay

(ESW) Triathlon: Rio Olympian Ben Kanute Wins 2017 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon
Lauren Goss from Boulder, CO Takes First Place in the Women's Pro Division

(Running USA) Athletics: 2016 Largest Road Races Report
The annual Running USA Largest Races Report shows in 2016 that the seven largest races each retained their 2015 ranking, while six races appeared in the top 50 for the first time. A comprehensive analysis of finisher totals at the nation’s largest road races, the report analyzes available finisher data for 2016

(RRW) Athletics: Aussie Jack Bruce Impresses at NCAA Championships
Arkansas junior Jack Bruce. Bruce, 22, sported a Hugh Jackman-inspired look all the way to second place in the men's 5000m, nearly pulling off an upset over a loaded field

Athletics: ISTAF Brings Showtime Stage To Berlin’s Olympic Stadium On 27th August
ISTAF presents a glittering array of stars including Renaud Lavillenie, Christoph Harting and Innovation for the Fans

(Evening Standard) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee sets sights on double gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Alistair Brownlee says the lure of winning double gold in Tokyo could see him race on in Olympic triathlon to 2020

(The Independent) Women in Sport: Sanya Richards-Ross: 'Every female athlete I know has had an abortion,' reveals four-time Olympic champion
The retired 400m runner reveals she had her own abortion just days before 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in new autobiography 'Chasing Grace'

(NY Post) Athletics: A fourth bout of cancer isn’t slowing this runner down

(UT Sports) Athletics: Christian Coleman Presser
Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman and Assistant Coach (sprints) Tim Hall talked to the media on Monday afternoon after a historic performance at the NCAA Championship last week

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK pushes athletes vetting to Tuesday as trials begin

(USATF) Athletics: Reigning World and Diamond League Champions lead Team USATF selection process at 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships






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(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Sage Watson wins her 1st NCAA Division I championship
Medicine Hat, Alta., native runs personal best in 400-metre hurdles event

OSU) Women in Sport: Study - Underweight Female Runners More Likely To Get Stress Fractures
Doctors find women with lower BMIs are at a higher risk of injury, take longer to heal

(NBC) Athletics: Marvin Bracy to miss U.S. Track and Field Championships

(SlowTwtitch) Triathlon: While training for half-distance Ali wins at Olympic
The amazing Alistair Brownlee rebounded from a DNF meltdown in a half-distance race 6 days ago to win the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Leeds Triathlon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mary Keitany wins in New York

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Eric Jenkins, David Ribich win at the Portland Track Festival; Nick Symmonds survives

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Japan withdraws from 2017 World Under-18 Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Willy Tarbei stuns David Rudisha in Racers Grand Prix

(Sports Business) Athletics: New owner sees growth for Rock ’n’ Roll marathons in China

(The Guardian) Triathlon: Why I went from NHS doctor to professional triathlete and back again
Oncology and Ironman may seem poles apart, but when you delve further they are remarkably complementary

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica in emotional farewell

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Clayton's Self-Imposed Challenge: Murphy to race 800m/1500m Double at USATF Championships

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: ‘I let people down’ - Illness leaves Non Stanford frustrated in home race

(Ironman.com) Triathlon: Records Fall at IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns
Near perfect conditions made for super-fast racing with Queensland athletes and training partners Josh Amberger and Sarah Crowley smashing both the men’s and women’s course records at the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns

(The Mixed Zone) Athletics: ‘You can be too passionate about something’
Olympic 1500-metres runner Lisa Dobriskey refused to accept what her body was telling her and pushed herself to try and recapture the high points of her career. It took four years before she finally saw the light and realised she was in love with running, not the competing side anymore. Here, she tells the story of her ‘unhealthy obsession’

(The Telegraph) Athletics: What next for Jamaica after Usain Bolt? An inside look at the island's next generation of sprinters

(ABC) Athletics: Cathy Freeman on finding meaning and success in life after sport

(IAAF) Athletics: Hassan provides Hengelo highlight with 1500m world lead

Triathlon: Brownlee Brothers delight fans at Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds
Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee delighted their hometown crowd with a repeat gold and silver performance at the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

(IAAF) Athletics: 10 hurdlers to watch out for in 2017
The world's best athletes will be back in the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 4-13 August. Here are 10 hurdlers we think fans should watch out for in the run-up to the IAAF World Championships London 2017

(SB Nation) Athletics: NCAA Track & Field Championships - Women of Oregon Win Triple Crown






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(Mirror) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee gets the better of brother Jonny to win home city World Series Triathlon in Leeds
The fabulous Brownlee boys were a class apart again on Sunday
(ITU) Alistair Brownlee returns to WTS to reclaim Leeds
Flora Duffy earns back-to-back WTS win in Leeds

(Runner's World) Athletics: BYU Hurdler Suffers Nasty Gash, Still Finishes Race
After tripping, falling on her head, and gashing her leg, this chick kept running. That's what we call gnarly

(BBC) Athletics: 'A sacred moment' - Bolt wins last race in Jamaica
Usain Bolt marks an emotional farewell at a sold-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil.
Fans & dignitaries say goodbye to Bolt
Multi-Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Usain Bolt bids an emotional farewell to the fans from his home country after winning his final race in Jamaica

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Series: Bermuda's Flora Duffy dominates women's race in Leeds
Bermuda's Flora Duffy earned a second successive World Triathlon Series victory with a superb display in Leeds
(Yorkshire Post) Leeds ace Non Stanford struggles with illness in home city as Jess Learmonth makes most of team tactics

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Galen Rupp, Shalane Flanagan victorious in return to 10,000-meter racing at Portland Track Festival

(Running USA) Athletics: Abbott World Marathon Majors Evaluating Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
These evaluations are part of a long term process taking place where AbbottWMM is working with Wanda to identify three major marathon events

(RRW) Athletics:Rogers Leads Oregon To Historic Triple Crown In Stunning Fashion
Oregon's Raevyn Rogers didn't settle on making history by becoming the first woman to win five NCAA 800m titles indoors and out

(The Telegraph) Athletics: What next for Jamaica after Usain Bolt? An inside look at the island's next generation of sprinters

(Register-Guard) Athletics: King Cheserek doesn’t get a final act

Divas® Half Marathon & 5K - Toronto Island, ON






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(IAAF) Athletics: Coleman captures sprint double at NCAA Championships

(Outside Online) Athletics: A Brief History of the Sub-4-Minute Mile
Another high schooler just went under four, which inspired us to trace the milestone's roots, starting with Roger Bannister

(GlobeRunner) Olympics: Save The Olympiastadion!
The iconic Olympiastadion in Berlin is under threat of demolition, from a coalition of misguided politicians and professional football management

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot upstages Kiprop over 1,500m at Nyayo

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Kenyan Does Most Inept Pacemaker Job Ever Seen In Major 800m Race

(The Guardian) Athletics: David Rudisha’s 800m mastery unites Usain Bolt and Mo Farah in awe
Kenya’s double Olympic champion thrilled to be returning to London where he made history and warns World Championships rivals: ‘I feel fantastic’

Athletics: Kenya’s Mary Keitany (31:20) dominates 2017 NYRR New York Mini 10k and wins her second title and fifth consecutive NYRR race
Three-time defending TCS New York City Marathon champion, Mary Keitany of Kenya, took her second victory in as many appearances at the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday in Central Park, finishing the race in a blistering time of 31:20

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: IAAF's Lord Coe here to thank Bolt

(RRW) Athletics: Fisher, Kerr Rely On Killer Kicks To Win NCAA Crowns
A quartet of newly crowned NCAA running champions walked away with their first outdoor titles here at Hayward Field today.

(IAAF) Athletics: After national record run in Rome, Obiri ascends to a new level

(Scottish Herald) Athletics: Scottish middle distance great Williamson reckons success is breeding success

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: A Quiet Revolution - A Column by Len Johnson
While we’ve been wondering who might ever beat Mo Farah, not to mention how they might do it, a quiet revolution has been going on in distance running

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: Two Years and Counting: Investigation Into the Nike Oregon Project Continues
Anti-doping officials are still probing the alleged misuse of medications and supplements by current and former athletes and coaches

(Canadian Running Magazine) Drugs in Sport: Des Linden rocks Twitter with "savage" post targeting Alberto Salazar
Des Linden targets Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project in a tweet that is making its rounds on social media

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt ready to go supersonic one last time for his Jamaica farewell
Sprint king is as big as Bob Marley in his home nation where he will take centre stage at a typically star-studded final track appearance there

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 - Mixed-gender events added to Olympic Games
Mixed-gender events in athletics, swimming, table tennis and triathlon have been approved for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the IOC has announced

(IAAF) Athletics: Mixed 4x400m relay proposed for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: would hide when other people talked about cramps': Elite runner reveals she didn't have a period for NINE YEARS because of her rigorous training and strictly controlled diet
* Tina Muir, 28, retired from running earlier this year despite a promising career
* The British runner, who has lived in the US for seven years, revealed she hasn't had her period in almost a decade
* Amenorrhea is a common side effect of strenuous exercise such as running
* Without a period, Tina cannot get pregnant, and she worried she and her husband of two years would struggle to start a family
* In addition to not running, Tina changed her diet, and while gaining weight wasn't always easy, she has been feeling better than ever

New York Mini 10K - NY






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(Mirror) Olympics: IOC announce radical changes for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games including cross-gender events
The International Olympic Committee are determined to improve the tournament and introduce more competitions in Cycling and a mixed relay in the triathlon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Hellen Obiri breaks record to win Rome Diamond League

Athletics: Defending Champions Mary Keitany and Tatyana McFadden to Return for 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5
Keitany to go for fourth consecutive title, looking to surpass Paula Radcliffe in career wins

(ALTIS) Athletics: Olympians & Record Holders set to feature at ALTIS Invitational
19 Olympians, 7 national record holders, and 1 Paralympic world record holder are set to compete at the ALTIS invitational - June 10th at Mesa Community College

(RRW) Athletics: Ostrander Returns to Her Roots In 3000m Steeplechase
When Allie Ostrander ventured into the steeplechase this year, some pundits questioned the decision

(SGB Media) Athletics: Nike’s Breaking2 To Become A Documentary
Nike has partnered with National Geographic to produce a one-hour documentary on its Breaking2 effort to beat the two-hour marathon record

(IAAF) Athletics: All eyes on Schippers and Hassan in Hengelo

(SB Nation) Athletics: Syracuse Orange NCAA Track Preview: Justyn Knight embraces favorite role
The hunter has become the hunted, but he’s not going to be easy to catch

(BBC) Triathlon: Stanford aims to 'smash it' in front of home crowd
BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin joins GB triathlete Non Stanford for a bike ride to talk training, triathlon, boyfriends, former housemates and her preparations for the World Triathlon Series this weekend in Leeds

(Runner's World) Athletics: Breaking2-Inspired Nike Shoes Available Today
The Zoom Fly and an updated Pegasus are both soft and lightweight trainers

(RRW) Athletics: San Francisco's Charlotte Taylor Storms to NCAA 10,000m Win
San Francisco's Charlotte Taylor fought back the urge to strike midway through the women's 10,000m here at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Doctor for Nike Oregon Project Runners Is Notified of Doping Allegations

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Grandma's Marathon announces Hall of Fame class

(Blasting News) Drugs in Sport: These are the most used performance enhancing drugs in sports
The drugs increase muscle size and strength, allow athletes to train harder and recover quickly, as well as improve oxygen flow in their body

(NBC) Athletics: Aries Merritt wins first Diamond League race since kidney transplant

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sanya Richards-Ross breaks silence on sport’s last taboo with incendiary claim about prevalence of abortions

(Scottish Herald) Triathlon: Double gold chance could tempt Alistair Brownlee to compete at Tokyo 2020

(IAAF) Athletics: Fireworks by Hassan and Obiri in Rome - IAAF Diamond League






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(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Justyn Knight no longer 'star-struck,' eyes NCAA track title
Toronto native hopes to realize dream Friday at historic Hayward Field

(BT) Triathlon: Brownlee Brothers return to Leeds for ITU World Triathlon Series showdown
Olympic medal winners Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee return to the streets of their home town this Sunday at the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds. Elite, amateur, junior and novice triathletes will compete during the weekend, 10-11 June, with the elite races being televised live by the BBC in front of an expected crowd of over 80,000 people

(RRW) Athletics: On Eve of NCAA 1500m Final, Craig Engels Ready To Bring Home Title
It's been just about eleven months since Craig Engels had a meet for the ages at the U.S. Olympic Trials here at Hayward Field, finishing fourth in the 800m and fifth in the 1500m as a collegiate junior

(Spikes) Athletics: "There's no substitute for hard work"
Ronnie Baker is one of the leading sprinters in the world this year. He gives us his best pieces of advice for on and off the track

Athletics: Oiselle & Polartec Announce Birdstrike Film in Partnership with REI
Women’s athletic apparel company partners with leading fabric solutions provider to field The Speed Project’s first female team

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: Leeds Triathlon - Home comforts suit champion Alistair Brownlee

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt speaks of his devastation at friend Germaine Mason’s death
‘Mentally, I wasn’t ready to even train for, like, two and a half weeks’ - Bolt was one of the first on scene after Mason’s motorcycle accident

(Globetrotting) Olympics: A cautionary tale in book about Boston's Olympic bid demise

(Reuters) Athletics: Friend's death hangs heavy over Bolt's final Jamaica run

(Newsweek) Running: Meet Jon Sutherland, the World's Longest-Running Runner

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiprop clocks fastest time in men’s 1,500m

(ESPN W) Athletics: Exclusive book excerpt: 'Chasing Grace' by Sanya Richards-Ross

(The Independent) Athletics: Meet Christian Coleman - The 21-year-old sprinter who is already faster than Usain Bolt was at the same age
Competing for the University of Tennessee in the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the youngster smashed the collegiate record on Wednesday when he ran 9.82secs

(Runner's World) Athletics: Episode 57 - Nick Symmonds
The two-time Olympian talks about goals for his final year, and what’s next when he retires at the end of 2017

Athletics: Marathon Legend Meb Keflezighi Honored in his Final Season During Visit to Yankee Stadium in Celebration of Global Running Day, Wednesday, June 7
Olympic Silver Medalist will run his 26th and final marathon this November 5 at the TCS New York City Marathon

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Thought leadership - making Mandela’s words real

Athletics: Canadian Olympians Reid Coolsaet and Natasha Wodak To Race Toronto Waterfront 10k
In what is certainly a rare phenomenon in Canadian road racing, four of Canada’s Olympic distance runners will contest the Toronto Waterfront 10k on Saturday June 17

(RRW) Athletics: After Overcoming Medical Emergency, Marc Scott Takes NCAA 10,000m Title
Craig Engels, Josh Kerr Impress In 1500M Prelims

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping rules are here, they’re non-negotiable
Recently, Athletics Kenya outlined the doping rules that will guide our athletes in countdown to the August’s World Championships in London

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Brown, Rodney try to join De Grasse in Diamond League elite
Relay teammates face off in 200 metres in Rome

(Oregon Live) Athletics: How the Oregon Ducks set up for their pursuit of the NCAA women's track & field title
The question isn't whether the Oregon Ducks will win the women's title, but by how much?

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: Can Western States Stop Doping in Trail Running?
With their new drug testing policy, race organizers hope to lead ultrarunning's anti-doping charge - but the sport still has a long way to go

(Voice Online) Athletics: Mo fight in Farah to come
Sir Mo has his sights on his third double

(NZ Herald) Athletics: De Grasse says he has 'great chance' to beat Bolt in August

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Cheserek hardly forgotten as NCAAs kick off

(USATF) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin earns USATF Athlete of the Week following World U20 record in 400m hurdles

IAAf Diamond league - Rome, ITA






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(RRW) Athletics: Programming Note - Watch RUNNING NATIONAL- Athletes In Action For June
The June, 2017, episode of RUNNING National-Athletes In Action is now on the air.

Athletics: Kipchoge "Kip" Keino to Attend Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon as Guest of Honor
Legendary Olympic Champion will join in race weekend festivities, highlight nonprofit event’s mission

(ITU) Triathlon: Brownlee Brothers return to reclaim hometown WTS Leeds event

(CBC) Athletics: Lanni Marchant shelves retirement: 'There's still a lot more I want to do'
Canadian women's marathon record holder to run 10,000m at world championships

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Gladiators to be challenged at Rome IAAF Diamond League
There is a gladiatorial feel to the fourth International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting of the season in Rome tomorrow, as a number of the sport's Olympic champions face the fierce challenge of those seeking to overcome them

(Gold Coast Bulletin) Athletics: Kenyan Kenneth Mungara will chase rare third straight title at the Gold Coast Marathon

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Oregon track coach Robert Johnson stumps for Edward Cheserek to get The Bowerman

(MassLIve) Athletics: New Balance to collaborate on 3D-printed sneakers

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Kawauchi on Tokyo 2020: "It Feels Like the War -- If You Step Out of Line People Call You a Traitor"

(IAAF) Athletics: Bekele and Dibaba lead Ethiopia’s marathon selections for IAAF World Championships London 2017

Athletics: Brooks Running Company Celebrates Global Running Day with Biggest Endorsement Deal in Sports History
The Brooks Big Endorsement Invites All Runners to Become Endorsed Athletes

(News-Medical) Health and Fitness: Running multiple marathons is not risk factor for atherosclerosis, study shows

(China.org) Athletics: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon to be held in China as scheduled

(The Telegraph) Women in SPort: 'I don’t know another female track-and-field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion', says London 2012 double-gold medallist

(Competitor) Athletics: What Racing Trends Are Showing Us About The Future Of Running

(NBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt separated from top challengers at final Jamaican meet

(People Magazine) Athletics: Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross Reveals She Had an Abortion Weeks Before 2008 Games

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:The Bowerman Watch List On Women’s Side Remains Unchanged






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(Time) Athletics: How the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Is Still Running Marathons at 70

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nyairera, Kiprop set for National Championships

Athletics: Philadelphia Marathon Unveils New Half-Marathon Route
New Route Keys on Historic Sites, More City Running
Also - Global Running Day Discount Announced!


(IAAF) Athletics: Bolt confirmed for Ostrava 100m

(Footwear News) Athletics: This Is What the Modern Runner Is Looking for From Top Brands

(Diamond League) Athletics: Rome - 5 Things To Look Out For
With most of the Diamond Disciplines now well underway, the main part of the season is upon us, and the Road To The Final continues in Rome

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Sportsbet's Ben Johnson ad banned for making light of drug use
Ad for phone-betting app found to have breached advertising standards after featuring Canadian drug cheat next to words ‘putting the roid in Android’

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Testing out the best strategy to avoid overheating during exercise

(Sowetan Live) Athletics: Caster races to end of her degree
Caster Semenya will juggle her exams and race schedule in the next few days as she builds up for the IAAF World Championships in London in August

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Penultimate Men’s Watch List For The Bowerman Takes Shape

(Runner's World) Athletics: Biopsy Monday, Chemo Tuesday, Race on Saturday for Gabe Grunewald
The track season continues for the elite runner who is facing cancer

(Oregon Live) Athletics: NCAA women's meet looks like a coronation for the Ducks

(BT Sport) Women in Sport: Jazmin Sawyers calls for more openness about menstrual cycle in sport
She revealed she withdrew from the Adidas Boost Boston Games on Sunday because she was in so much pain from her period

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Young rising Polish star to sue supplement manufacturer following failed drugs test
Polish athlete Konrad Bukowiecki has announced he plans to sue the makers of a supplement he took which caused a positive drugs test following last year's World Junior Championships

(EthioAthletics) Athletics: Multiple Olympic and World Champions Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba Lead Ethiopian Marathon Team for London World Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Brazil dominates historic edition of South American Junior Championships






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(Outside Online) . Science of Performance: Four Things Top Performers Do Every Day:
The best performers in the world share a few key habits, and a new book helps you implement them

(JSTOR) Athletics: The Quest for A Faster Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Makau, Kamakya to line up in 2017 Mwea Marathon

Athletics: Saucony® Launches Run Your World Global Brand Platform
New brand platform reflects unique yet unifying voice of Saucony consumers across brand’s three product categories: Run, Life on the Run, and Originals

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Olympic silver medalist Obiri seeks another win in Rome meeting

Athletics: New Balance Becomes Official Sponsor Of The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Global athletic leader New Balance will become the official Athletic sponsor of the IAAF Gold Label Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, in a new multi-year agreement announced today

(BBC) Athletics:Jazmin Sawyers says 'bad periods' behind absence from Boston competition
Long jumper Jazmin Sawyers pulled out of a competition in Boston because of the "very bad periods" she gets
(The Telegraph) Jazmin Sawyers reveals she pulled out of competition due to severe period pain
(The Guardian) Jazmin Sawyers: period pain forced me to pull out of Boston long jump
British athlete demands more openness about menstrual cycle - ‘This is something that isn’t talked about enough in sport, and it ought to be’

Athletics: 94-year-old Harriette Thompson set a record as the oldest woman to run a half marathon
Jeffrey Eggleston and Bridie McCarey placed first in the men’s and women’s marathon; Tsegay Tuemay and Biruktayit Degefa won the men’s and women’s half marathon

Athletics: Tsolis Sets State Street Mile Record, Terry Takes Men’s Title
Event record 8 men go sub-4 minutes at the "fastest mile in the west"; 18th edition draws 1,200 entrants; race proceeds go to Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Crime Victim Emergency Fund

(Mail & Gardian) Athletics: Wayde Van Niekerk wins 200m in Boston

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Coach Robert Johnson says Ducks embrace pursuit of triple crown

(AW) Athletics: Tracy Barlow’s journey from sprinter to GB marathoner
The remarkable rise of London 2017-bound distance woman Tracy Barlow






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(BBC) Athletics: Greg Rutherford - GB long jumper suffers ankle injury at Gavardo meeting
Great Britain's Greg Rutherford suffered an ankle injury at a meeting in Italy despite claiming victory in the long jump

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Howman warns Athletics Integrity Unit will be "relentless" in pursuit of cheats
Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) chairman David Howman has warned the body will be "relentless" in their pursuit of athletes who cheat and claimed the organisation's establishment will be a "defining moment" in the future of the sport

Triathlon: Swiss team shines in Cagliari ITU World Cup
The Swiss team couldn’t have planned it better for the 2017 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup, as Jolanda Annen and Andrea Briffod both claimed gold in a hilly and technical sprint race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans triumph in Ceske Budejovice race

(The Nation) Athletics: Marcus Ong (SIN) and Immogen Simmonds (GBR) take 10.5km crowns at 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon

(SABC) Athletics: Mthembu wins 92nd Comrades Marathon

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: The pleasure of learning to run all over again
Cycling and swimming are satisfying but they don’t quite reach that runners’ ‘high’

(Times-Union) Athletics: Freihofer's among road races seeing participation decline
Entries down in road races across the country, and area event sees dropoff too

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Andrea Hewitt wins Chch half marathon in tough conditions

(IAAF) Athletics: Martin and De Sena take the spoils in La Coruña

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: No more lottery for Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Barsosio beats the heat en route to race record in Ceske Budejovice

(MileSplit) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin Adds 200 Meter State Record to Her Collection

Athletics: Hall Outduels Tuliamuk to Claim Victory, $10,000 Payday at 39th Freihofer's Run for Women in Albany, NY:
Syracuse Native Jen Rhines Crowned Masters (Over 40) Champion

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Wouldn't it be great if Nick Symmonds went out on top?

Comrades Marathon - South Africa

Niagara Falls Women's Half-Marathon, ON






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(NBC LA) Running: 94-Year-Old Marathon Runner to Set Record in San Diego
Harriette Thompson, a two-time cancer survivor, will become the oldest woman to run a half-marathon on June 4 at the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ezekiel Kirui fires warning shots after 10,000m win

(Boston Globe) Athletics: World-class mixture on Day 1 of Boost Boston Games

(RRW) Athletics: Patience Pays for Hall At Freihofer's Run For Women
Taking a marathoner's approach to this morning's 39th Freihofer's Run for Women 5-K, Sara Hall of Redding, Calif., saved her energy in the early kilometers and was rewarded with her first win here in 15:49, just two seconds up on recently-crowned USA 25-K champion Aliphine Tuliamuk of Santa Fe., N.M.
(Daily Gazette) Freihofer's Run for Women 2017 Photos

(NBC) Athletics: Carmelita Jeter’s busy summer will not include racing at U.S. Championships

(SuperSport) Athletics: Africa’s fastest battle it out in Prague
The battle between the world’s fastest sprinter this year, Sydney Siame (Zambia), and the fourth fastest, Thando Roto (South Africa), could be one of the highlights of Monday’s Memorial Josef Odlozil Meeting in Prague

(Outside Online) Science of Performance: This Is Your Brain on Exercise
Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why

(Capital FM) Athletics: Sub two-hour still possible, believes Kipchoge
Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge still believes running a sub-two hour marathon is possible in future, after missing the target by a mere 25 seconds when he took on the Nike Breaking Two project in Monza, Italy in May

(IAAF) Athletics: That Moment When… Lauryn Williams won and then lost the 2007 World Championship 100m final

(RRW) Athletics: B.A.A. 1500m Sweep at adidas Boost Boston Games
Edris Notches Fast 5000m

(NBC) Athletics: Justin Gatlin not convinced Usain Bolt will retire this summer

(Irish Examoner) Athletics: Getting their measure of marathon courses
The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is being run tomorrow. Michael Moynihan spared a thought for the unseen hero of road racing: the course measurer

(IAAF) Athletics: McLaughlin breaks world U20 400m hurdles record

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: AK get tough
In a move aimed at curbing the rising cases of doping, Athletics Kenya and Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya in collaboration with world’s governing body, IAAF, have drafted mandatory requirements for athletes ahead of the June 23-24 World Championship Trials

(IAAF) Athletics: Rojas threatens 15-metre barrier in Andujar

(Scotland Herald) Athletics: Things are about to get very real for Beth Potter

(Out for a Run) Athletics: I’ll Have Another Podcast Episode 66 - Brenda Martinez

(SABC) Athletics: Runners gear up for 2017 Comrades Marathon
(The Star) Athletics: Kipsang favoured
The spotlight will fall clearly on Wilson Kipsang at the Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, today

(Dayton Daily News) Athletics: Ivan Castro to be Air Force Marathon featured speaker

(Engadget) Running: Robotic shorts can shave minutes off a marathon time
Now the Harvard engineers just have to cut the cord

(IAAF) Athletics: World, Olympic and European 400m hurdles champions face Norway’s best in Oslo - IAAF Diamond League

(Competitor) Athletics: What Is The Best Age For Running Marathons?

(IAAF) Athletics: Zazini leads South Africa’s team for IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017






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(Essence) Athletics: Olympian Michelle Carter On Pushing Past Obstacles To Make Your Own Success
The shot put gold medalist opens up about making history, maintaining her side gig as a make-up artist

(Spikes) Athletics: Blanka ist ein Berliner
High jump heroine Blanka Vlasic won her second world title in Berlin in 2009. With the future of the famous blue track under threat, the Croatian relives her Berlin Olympic Stadium memories

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Time To Get Up!
People wonder where the next Steve Prefontaine is, that runner who can both race with charismatic elan while simultaneously challenging the status quo to the point where he/she draws a whole new category of fans into the game

(NY Times) Multisport: IChinese Billionaire Adds Rock ’n’ Roll Marathons to Growing Ironman Empire

(RRW) Athletics: Torrence, Tully Win Fast Miles At Adrian Martinez Classic
Ten men dipped under four minutes for the mile here at the Adrian Martinez Classic, led by a euphoric David Torrence in 3:53.21

(Shape Magazine) Athletics: Can Compression Tights Really Make You a Faster Runner?
A new study looked at the effectiveness of compression socks for runners, and the results might surprise you

(IAAF) Athletics: Braz and Wlodarczyk return to action in Brazil

(Citius Mag) Athletics: The 2013 Dream Milers - An Olympian, an NCAA great and how some careers panned out

(NY Post) Running: Marathon-running granny is in better shape than you

(Mpora) Running: Dean Karnazes Interview | Meet the Man Who Ran 50 Marathons in 50 Days
This ultra runner is no ordinary human being

(TeamUSA) Triathlon: USA Triathlon Launches Inaugural WIN: Women’s Initiative

(The Star) Athletics: Edna Kiplagat targets third women’s marathon title in London 2017

(AthleteBiz) Athletics: Six centimeters. 2.36 inches
"That is how agonizingly close I was to reaching my goal of making an Olympic Team" - Liz Podominick

Athletics: San Diego Ready to Celebrate Historic, Memorable and Fast Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Weekend
Top international fields and more than 30,000 expected at 20th anniversary edition; Michael Franti & Spearhead headline the Finish Line Festival
U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi, Three-Time Super Bowl Champion Roger Craig and Harriette Thompson Headline Weekend Events






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(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: Why Shouldn't Aging Athletes Be Allowed to Take Testosterone
Last year, Kim Ciolli, a longtime fixture in Texas cycling, got busted for doping. Her case is evidence of the fact that maybe the anti-doping system for older athletes - and especially for women - is broken

(IAAF) Athletics: The spotlight on Kipsang in Ceske Budejovice

Athletics: Registration Now Open for the 2017 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
More than 5,000 runners are expected to compete in the Sunday, Nov. 5 event; race will host the 2017 PRRO Championship

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: 'Salute to a Legend' - Big celebrations planned for Bolt's final home run
Life after Usain Bolt - Mills plans to construct stadium, develop training institution
(Huffington Post) Usain Bolt Confirms That Unbelievable Rumor About Chicken McNuggets
The fastest man alive is fueled by nuggets

(USATF) Athletics: Taylor turns in greatest triple jump on American soil, earns USATF Athlete of the Week

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Shock as athlete collapses dies in Kaptagat

Athletics: #1 HS Sprinters in U.S. Headline adidas Dream 100 Fields
Anthony Schwartz and Symone Mason, the #1 high school 100-meter sprinters in the country, lead lightning-fast fields in the Boys’ and Girls’ Dream 100s for Sunday’s adidas Boost Boston Games, organizers announced today

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Don't blame Eugene for the state of the sport in the U.S.

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NJCAA DI All-Americans For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season

Athletics: London Marathon Winner Mary Keitany to Challenge Boston Marathon Winner Edna Kiplagat at NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 10
11 Olympians to lead professional athlete field in 46th running of the event in Central Park

(The Sun) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah to distance himself further from controversial coach Alberto Salazar after World Championships in London
GB Olympic hero will defend 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the Olympic Stadium before employing London Marathon experts

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Boost Your Workouts With Caffeine, Even if You Chug Coffee Daily

(Spikes) Athletics: "Technique isn't a product of talent"
Austria's Ivona Dadic is slowly but surely making her mark on the international heptathlon scene. The Austrian record holder shares her best practices

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Kiwi triathlete Andrea Hewitt to spread her wings at Christchurch half marathon

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Restoring the legacy of Tom Longboat
The marathon-running champion is depicted as the lone star in an otherwise dark history instead of one of many elite Indigenous runners

(IAAF) Athletics: Six Olympic and 14 world champions confirmed for Turku

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Age-cheating athletes to pay the price, warn AK

(Capital FM) Athletics: I am 45 percent fit, Kiprop says after Oregon
Three time back-to-back 1500m world champion Asbel Kiprop says he is 45 percent fit and is upbeat he will be inform to compete at the June 23-24 Trials for the London IAAF World Championships in Nairobi

(Oregon Live) Athletics: University of Oregon distance star Edward Cheserek signs with an agent and turns professional

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Kara Goucher commits to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laura Muir goes the extra mile in bid for London glory

Athletics: Top Women Hurdlers on Tap for adidas Boost Boston Games
U.S. stars Dawn Harper-Nelson, Nia Ali, Sharika Nelvis and Jasmin Stowers and Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili have been added to the field for the 100-meter hurdles at Sunday’s adidas Boost Boston Games, organizers announced today

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Nataliia Lupu handed eight-year ban
IAAF announces that the Ukrainian world and European indoor medallist has committed a second anti-doping rule violation

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