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(BBC) Athletics: Replay of Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix - February 18th
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Genzebe Dibaba wins 1000m Women Meeting Ville de Madrid 2017

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Run215 is Uniting Philly’s Diverse Running Crews
By being in "the right place at the right time," the network allowed the city’s many groups to come together

(IAAF) Athletics: That moment when... Walsh became world indoor champion
New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh enjoyed a memorable 2016 campaign, kick-started by his emphatic success at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016. Here the gifted Kiwi reflects on the significance of his victory in Oregon

(Women's Running) Athletics: What Elites Show Us About Doubting Your Marathon Fitness

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘Deek’ at 60; Herb a little older - Happy Birthday to some of our greatest ever!

(Daily Mail) Athleics: Laura Muir can inspire the next generation ... we even have youngsters chasing her around for an autograph!
* Laura Muir has been in record-breaking form ahead of European Indoor Champs
* Scottish Athletics chairman Ian Beattie believes she is ihttps://www.iaaf.org/news/series/tom-walsh-new-zealand-shot-put-world-indoornspiring young athletes
* Record numbers are expected at National XC Championships this weekend

(NY Times) Athletics: Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona
The Olympic silver medalist didn’t return to Ethiopia after gaining international attention for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line in a defiant gesture at the Rio Games

(IAAF) Athletics: Dibaba, Elemba, Taplin and Beitia excel in Madrid

(Deadspin) Athletics: The IAAF Seeks To Restrict The Market For African Runners

Athletics: Three-Time Napa Valley Marathon Champion Chris Mocko Highlights 2017 Elite Field
39th Annual Race Will Also Honor Past Standout Dick Beardsley

(USATF) Athletics: Record-setting weekend earns Kathy Martin USATF Athlete of the Week nod

(Jerusalem Online) Athletics: Winner of 2017 Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon: Ethiopia’s Gezu Belete Mekonen
An Ethiopian runner won the 2017 Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon today. However, he did not break the record set last year by a Kenyan runner. 40,000 runners participated in the highly anticipated event in the city

(Runner's World) Athletics: 99-Year-Old Upsets 92-Year-Old in Thrilling Sprint
Seven years and 0.05 seconds separated Orville Rogers and Dixon Hemphill at the 2017 Masters Indoor Track Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NAIA Regional Award Winners For 2017 Indoor Season




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(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Adidas unveils its new Sub2 marathon shoe ahead of Tokyo Marathon
Is a sub-two hour marathon on the horizon? Adidas has taken another step toward it with its new marathon shoe

(IAAF) AthleFormer mile world record-holder Ibbotson dies

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Women Do Like to Compete - Against Themselves
In some situations, they are just as cutthroat as men

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Kipsang’s record target: 2:02:50

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA admits McLaren evidence not sufficient in "many cases" claims de Kepper
International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Christophe de Kepper has said in an open letter that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has admitted that the evidence in "many cases" against Russian athletes may not be enough to impose suspensions

(USA Today) Athletics: College runner wins a 800m race with just one shoe and a bloody foot

(Ealing Times) Triathlon; Brownlee brothers call for new triathlon format to be included at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(IAAF) Athletics: Records anticipated at Tokyo Marathon

(IAAF WC) Athletics: Christian Taylor - 2016 was a dream come true
The first of a two-part interview with double World and Olympic triple jump gold medallist Christian Taylor on his preparations for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships

(MileSplit) Athletics: What's Next For Mondo Duplantis? Quick Chat With @PoleVaultPower

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Jessica Augusto targets Rosa Mota’s record in Hamburg
Jessica Augusto will have her sights set on record-breaking when she stands on the start line of the Haspa Hamburg Marathon on April 23. It’s a record with special significance for the Portuguese runner on Hamburg’s fast course because Augusto will be going for the Portuguese national record, still in the possession of Rosa Mota. The latter is a running legend, winner of the Olympic Marathon in Seoul in 1988, who set the national record of 2:23:29 in Chicago in 1985. Portugal’s tradition in producing world class women distance runners has continued but none has since succeeded in beating that time. Jessica Augusto’s participation along with a number of elite women was announced in a press conference by the Haspa Hamburg Marathon organisers today. They join an elite field which already includes Stephen Kiprotich, the men’s Olympic Marathon champion from Uganda. 13,800 runners have so far entered the race on April 23

(Japan Times) Athletics: Kipsang targets world record at revamped Tokyo Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Wacera aiming for third title on World’s Best 10k’s new course

(Tampa Bay Times) Athletics: Gasparilla half-marathon will be one of last stops for fabled distance runner Meb Keflezighi

(IAAF) Athletics: One month to go - IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Triathlon: USA Triathlon Announces Joint Endurance Coaching Summit with TrainingPeaks and USA Cycling
USA Triathlon, TrainingPeaks and USA Cycling announce the 2017 Endurance Coaching Summit (ECS) to be held on Aug. 3 and 4 at the University of Colorado Boulder. ECS will provide a unique blend of business and science topics for endurance coaches to expand their knowledge and learn new ways to grow their business

(The Guardian) Olympics: Only 7% in the UK inspired to take up sport by Olympics, study finds
Result raises questions for UK Sport’s Olympic strategy - Participation numbers in sport in England continue to fall

(JTA) Athletics: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: IAAF clears three Russians to compete as neutral athletes

(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: Canada 150 - Harry Winston Jerome, fastest man on Earth
To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians

(ESPN) Cycling: Mark Cavendish claims first stage win of the season in Abu Dhabi
Mark Cavendish on Thursday claimed his first win of the season with victory on stage one of the Abu Dhabi Tour

Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon - Israel





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