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Runner's Web April 2017 FrontPage Archive

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jepkosgei - Maintain U-18 camps countrywide to nurture future talent

(Columbus Dispatch) Athletics: Capital City Half Marathon - Korir edges buddy for men’s title

(Yahoo) Athletics: Jamaicans win big over USA at Penn Relays

(AW) Athletics: Caroline Kipkirui and Frankline Keitany win Great Birmingham 10k
A Kenyan double at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k, with Katrina Wootton and Matt Clowes finishing as top Brits

(KSBW) Athletics: Michael Wardian, Tegan Searle win Big Sur marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Chepngetich and Juma break Turkish all-comers’ records at Istanbul Half Marathon

Athletics: U.S. Marine Celebrates a Century of Service by Winning the Quantico 100
Runners fought 90-degree temperatures during 100-minute event held for centennial

Athletics: Ballot Opens On Monday For 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon
The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday 22 April

Athletics: Youngster Robert Chemonges wins Duesseldorf Marathon
Sara Makera tops women's field

(ESPN) Cycling: The forgotten story of Andy Hampsten's 1988 Giro d'Italia win
The full story of the 1988 Giro d'Italia is about so much more than the freezing climb of the Passo di Gavia. Over three weeks, Andy Hampsten withstood repeated attacks by a Eurocentric peloton. And a late-race, unorthodox tactical decision nearly cost him the victory

(El Paso Times) Athletics: Korir runs second fastest 800 in NCAA history

(RaceRaves) Athletics: Nike’s sub-2 marathon: Yay or Nay?

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Nike's attempt to break 2-hour marathon barrier deserves props, not criticism

(USATF) Athletics: Americans set two world leading times Saturday at Rio Rematches during 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee

(IAAF) Athletics: McLeod clocks 13.04 world lead at Drake Relays

(USATF) Athletics: Team USA breaks women’s SMR world record, U.S. ties Jamaica at USA vs. the World

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Madrid has anti-doping laboratory ban lifted by Wada
Wada had previously declared that the Spanish Anti-Doping agency were non-compliant with them

Big Sur Marathon - Monterey, CA

Metro Marathon Dusseldorf - Germany

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(USA Today) Athletics: Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton are redefining success after retiring

(The Tennessean) Athletics: Medics hit the Nashville marathon course as temperatures reach the 80s

(Columbus Dispatch) Athletics: Severe weather forces Capital City Half Marathon organizers to cancel mid-race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mary Keitany: How I plotted world record
Kenya’s new world women’s marathon record holder Mary Keitany on Saturday disclosed how she planned for the new world’s best time at last week’s London Marathon, saying she already knew she was in perfect shape during February’s Ras Al-Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates

(IAAF) Athletics: Aguilar impresses with convincing victory in Florence

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Tuwei denies reports that ‘top’ Kenyan runner has tested positive

(Daily Emerald) Athletics: Oregon women’s track breaks another collegiate record at the Penn Relays

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Britain's top finisher at London Marathon Josh Griffiths on how his life has been turned upside down

(USATF) Athletics: Korir Keeps on Winning, Rogers Victorious in Debut at USATF Half Marathon Championships

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Sharmina has extra four years added to drugs ban
Russia’s Ekaterina Sharmina has been banned until 2022 by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) after failing a drugs test six months after being handed another suspension

(Spikes) Athletics: World Relays through a lens
Jeff Cohen is known as one of the world's leading track and field photographers. He shares his trackside view of the 2017 World Relays

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Duncan Mackay: This reallocation of Olympic medals leaves even me confused - how must the public feel?

(Run Blog Run) Drugs in Sport: Five Points we need to remember about Out of competition Drug Testing

(China Daily) Athletics: Mass marathon races staged for the first time at China's National Games

(USATF) Athletics: Iowa native Jenny Simpson wins fifth title at Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Five on the radar
Kenya is bracing up for another doping scandal after it emerged that five top athletes are on the radar of anti-doping authorities after testing positive for banned substances

(USATF) Athletics: Landry, Welling seek to defend titles at USATF Half Marathon Championships

(GoTrackTown USA) Athletics: Beynon Sports Surfaces announced as presenting sponsor of 2017 TrackTown Summer Series

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo & Stockholm: De Grasse to Flourish in Scandinavian Midnight Sun
wenty two year old Andre De Grasse is the latest in a long line of brilliant Canadian sprinters and now stands on the verge of taking over the mantle of the No.1 sprinter in the world. History will refer to the likes of Harry Jerome, Donovan Bailey and of more recently Bruny Surin as phenomenal sprinters who represented Canada and there is no question that De Grasse is of the same calibre

Athletics: MedStar Health and Marine Corps Marathon Offer Free Expert Training Tips
Sessions from May through October to occur at MedStar Center in Washington, DC

(BBC) Commonwealth Games: England confirmed as possible host nation for 2022
(CBC) Canada, Malaysia to bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Bidding open again after Durban, South Africa stripped

(USA Today) Athletics: Olympian Sydney McLaughlin smashes Penn Relays record

Capital City Half Marathon - Columbus, OH

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(NZ Herald) Triathlon: Andrea Hewitt - Emotional rescue for triathlon queen

(IAAF) Athletics: Santos and De Sousa the overnight leaders in Florence

( Athletics: N.J. Marathon expected to draw 15K to the Jersey Shore this weekend

(Trackerati) Athletics: Shoe Summit
Don’t mess with Jordy Geller when it comes to early Nike running shoes

(IAAF) Athletics: Dibaba to make 800m debut in Doha - IAAF Diamond League

(NBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse wants to ‘spoil’ Usain Bolt’s final season

(USATF) Athletics: 2017 USATF Running Circuit boasts more than $700,000 in prize money

Athletics: Metro Marathon Duesseldorf set for this Sunday
Josphat Ndambiri goes for course record in Duesseldorf

(Spikes) Athletics: "The main goal is to improve"
Swiss 800m record holder Selina Buchel shares her best pieces of training, competition and lifestyle advice

Athletics: London Marathon Events Launches The Big Half
New event for London that is 'truly global yet uniquely local'

(Tracktown USA) Athletics: Alexi Pappas - Missed Race leads to Lessons Learned

(ITU) Triathlon: Bidding for World Triathlon Series 2018 opens

(BBC) Triathlon: Leeds triathlon facility named after Brownlee brothers
Olympic triathlon stars Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have had a £5m university sports facility named after them

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo - De Grasse to Flourish in Scandinavian Midnight Sun
Twenty two year old Andre De Grasse is the latest in a long line of brilliant Canadian sprinters and now stands on the verge of taking over the mantle of the No.1 sprinter in the world. History will refer to the likes of Harry Jerome, Donovan Bailey and of more recently Bruny Surin as phenomenal sprinters who represented Canada and there is no question that De Grasse is of the same calibre

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Kenya says another 'high-profile athlete' failed doping test
The chairman of Athletics Kenya (AK) has said that another "high-profile athlete" has failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for performance enhancing drugs

(IAAF) Ahletics: Rotich and Kirwa top the favourites at Istanbul Half Marathon

(The Gazette) Athletics: Drake Relays first-year director Blake Boldon is living his dream
Osceola native brought in field of 70 Olympians for 2017, has even more ambitious goals

(GQ) Business of Sport: Adidas Tells Us How It Plans to Catch Nike

(NBC) Athletics: Alysia Montano announces pregnancy with clever video, no racing plans

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(Bloomberg) Business of Sport: Under Armour Loses Whatever Swagger It Had Left
CEO Kevin Plank checks his bravado as Nike eats the shoemaker’s lunch. But he has a plan

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia Athletics Federation executive wants drug testing conducted on larger scale
Russia Athletics Federation (RusAF) executive director Alexander Parkin has claimed the current level of drug testing of athletes is insufficient in the nation

(Huffington Post UK) Athletics: "Supporting Each Other Is At The Heart Of Who We Are as Athletes, It’s What Makes Us Go Further - Kelly Sotherton

(IAAF) Athletics: Rudisha to make 1000m debut in Ostrava

(Runner's World) Athletics: Episode 51 - Shalane Flanagan
The four-time Olympian discusses injuries, doping in the sport, and why she loves Dunkin’ Donuts

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Mike Rowbottom - Club runner to international championship marathon qualifier at first attempt - Griffiths treads the unlikely steps of Ian Thompson

Athletics: BolderBOULDER Announces Top Three American Men Returning for 2017
Scott Fauble, Deiego Estrada, and Abdi Abdirahman running on Team USA Red

(Des Moines Register) Athletics: Iowa native, Olympic medalist Jenny Simpson holds Drake Relays close

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Andre De Grasse juggles stardom and world championship preparation

(CBC) Health and Fitness: Energy drinks' non-caffeine ingredients may affect heart
Why the multiple ingredients in energy drinks may need more scrutiny when consumed in high volumes

(Salty Running) Women in Sport: Love Ya, Tina, But You’re Wrong About Amenorrhea and Running

(CBC) Athletics: Evan Dunfee - My craft has value and it deserves respect
The race walk is a testament to the first fundamental principle in the Olympic Charter,' says Canadian competitor

(Aljazeera) Drugs in Sport: Sports Doping - The Endless Chase
A two-part investigation exploring the financial, political and ethical implications of performance-enhancing drugs

(Runner's World) Athletics: 6 Lessons Learned From the 2017 Spring Marathon Season
From Boston to London, records fell, Americans showed depth, and notable newcomers excelled

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan - Motherhood no reason to give up on sport
Just over a year after Ciara was born, I won my Olympic silver medal in Sydney

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Kelly Sotherton will reject 'dirty and tainted' bronze medal given to Russian drugs cheat Tatyana Chernova
Sotherton will instead ask for a 'fresh, clean' medal but insists it's only the recognition that matters after inheriting third place in the 2008 Olympics heptathlon

Athletics: Oasis Lévis Half-Marathon Full to Capacity!
A promising start to the season for the Je Cours Qc running event series

(Mercury News) Athletics: Stanford cancels prestigious cross country meet
Scheduling conflict with football game causes one-year hiatus for event held annually since 1974

(USATF) Athletics: Jordan Hasay earns second 2017 USATF Athlete of the Week honors following Boston Marathon debut

(IAAF) Athletics: Past winners Lake, Chefer and Yfantidou set to battle in Florence

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: IAAF strips Russia of 2013 World Championship gold in women's 4x400m relay
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has stripped Russia of its women's 4x400 metres relay gold medal from the Moscow 2013 World Championships, following the decision to hand a two-year suspension to team member Antonina Krivoshapka

(USATF) Athletics: Over 70 Olympians to face off in Des Moines at Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee

(Daily Nation) Athletics: ‘Kip’ false start hands rival Tergat gold on silver platter

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Karoki, Vivian Cheruiyot hold marathon running future

Athletics: Returning Champions Seek Repeats at 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon
2016 Marathon champions Kipkoech Ruto and Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam ready to defend titles; Half Marathon champions Julius Kogo and Etaferahu Temesgen also return to Steel City; $132,000 guaranteed prize purse available plus $40,000 U.S. bonus money

Athletics: MCM10K Returns to DC and Opens for Registration on April 27
MCM Kids Run to also open as both events occur during Marine Corps Marathon Weekend in October

(Salty Running) Athletics:Women Runtrepreneurs: Carrie Tollefson of C Tolle Run

(Daily Nation) Athletics: At last! Coaches to get world track medals in London
Kenyan coaches now have every reason to smile and train their athletes well since coaches of medal-winning athletes will for the first time ever receive medals at this year’s IAAF World Championships in London

(Runner's World) Athletics: 6 Lessons Learned From the 2017 Spring Marathon Season
From Boston to London, records fell, Americans showed depth, and notable newcomers excelled

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All
Fasting before exercise may have beneficial effects on fat cells

(BBC) Athletics: Josh Griffiths - Welsh runner in Great Britain team for World Championships

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes is in the running for the ‘biggest event’ at London 2017 World Athletics Championships
After the agony of missing the Olympics in Rio, sprinter says he can’t wait for 200m showdown with fellow Brits at the Worlds

(Spikes) Athletics: A tale of two brothers
Over the past three decades, the Lewandowskis have been at each other's side - brothers in arms, come what may

Athletics: Wanda Group Announces Exclusive Ten-Year Strategic Partnership With Abbott World Marathon Majors
Partnership aimed at global growth of running and future expansion of Abbott World Marathon Majors Series

(USAYF) Athletics: Murphy Wins, Mackey Surprises at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: London Marathon still pursuing Shobukhova for return of prize money but admit no guarantee they will suceed
London Marathon chief executive Nick Bitel has vowed not to give up on their pursuit of Liliya Shobukhova for prize and appearance money the Russian has been ordered to return after she was banned for drugs

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: The African Edge - Lessons from Frank Horwill

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Some thoughts on new racing shoes
In the 1972 U.S. Olympic marathon Trials, a new shoe company called Nike offered many of the marathoners a brand new pair of racing shoes

(Runner's World) Athletics: Who Will Run the Marathon for the U.S. at the World Championships This Summer?
The three men and three women are selected in order of their times during the qualifying period

(The Star) Athletics: Obiri, Faith for Oregon
Olympics 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon and silver medallist Faith Obiri will headline the event during the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon on May 27

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF set for second straight weekend of relay action at Saturday’s USA vs. the World

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Late call earns Caroline Chepkoech star status
It’s every athlete’s dream to be in the London Marathon line-up

Athletics: Twenty-four Athletes Featured in 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Handcycle Division Presented by PNC Bank
PNC returns as presenting sponsor of the Handcycle Division and will also sponsor the Military Mile

(Investopedia) Athletics: Adidas' New Shoes Made of Recycled Ocean Plastic

(Daily Nation) Athletics: ‘I met Prince William and Harry, but that won’t get into my head’
Daniel Wanjiru won’t let the new-found fame and celebrity status cloud his fast-rising long distance running career

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(Sowetan Live) Athletics: Rio Olympics gold medallist Semenya now targets Europe

Athletics: Synchrony Financial Announced as Title Partner of Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego
20th Running of the Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon set for June 3 - 4, 2017

(ESW) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee and Emma Pallant Triumph at Gloria Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir forms part of stacked 1500m field for Eugene
Almost half of the entrants in the 15-strong Prefontaine Classic field have sub-4:00 PBs

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA Outdoor National Athletes of the Week

Athletics: Will Ethiopia Again Dominate the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon?
Waving flags, ear piercing ululations and other celebratory expressions have greeted the Ethiopian winners of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon these past several years as their supporters have come out en masse

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Wanjiru trains his sights on Worlds after London glory

(BBC) Health and Fitness: Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds
Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you're over 50, research suggests

(Reuters) Athletics: Radcliffe urges Griffiths not to rush in search for coach

(IAAF) Athletics: Tough tests for Olympic hurdles medallists in Shanghai - IAAF Diamond League

(Reuters) Athletics: Bekele was not wearing 'Breaking2 shoes', say Nike

(Globe and Mail) Athletics:New Yorker Tom Fleming won inaugural Toronto marathon

Athletics: Four Past Champions Return to SLO Marathon + Half Marathon
Yount, McCarty, Thorne and Bruce headline elite fields for 6th edition; register today to be part of the "Endurance Town USA" experience on April 29-30, 2017

(CRS) Athletics: Third Time’s The Charm for Dayna Pidhoresky at Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal

(IAAF) Athletics: Seven sub-four women in Eugene’s 1500m field - IAAF Diamond League

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings
2017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings

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(Inside the Games) Triathlon: ITU reviews mixed relay Olympic bid proposal during Executive Board meeting
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) reviewed the proposal for mixed relay’s inclusion on the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as part of its Executive Board meeting in Seoul

(Pre Classic) Athletics: Sub-4 Onslaught in Women's 1500 at Pre?
The 43rd Prefontaine Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 26-27, 2017 at historic Hayward Field

Africa News) Athletics: How Kenya upstaged Ethiopia to London Marathon glory

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping
Kelly Sotherton: Ex-heptathlete to get Beijing Olympic bronze upgrade

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: The way, then the lack of will - A story of anti-doping and those who might save it

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: 2017 London Marathon - A Viewer’S Perspective

(The Guardian) Athletics: Anyika Onuora: the untold story of Britain’s Rio Olympic medal winner who nearly died
Ten months before Anyika Onuora won bronze with the GB 4x400m team in 2016 she was in hospital with life-threatening malaria. Here she tells of her survival and comeback for the first time

(VMLM) Athletics: Brasher hails the greatest ever London Marathon

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Swiss-based CAS upholds four-year ban on Russian marathon runner Mayorova
The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport found Albina Mayorova guilty of taking banned performance enhancing drugs

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse, Canada rebound to win 4x200 gold
Team earns measure of redemption for 4x100 DQ

(Spikes) Athletics: Baha Wrap
The third edition of the IAAF/BTC World Relays did not disappoint, delivering two days of baton bashing brilliance. Here are some of the highlights from an incredible weekend in the Tommy Robbo

Athletics: Passion for the Marathon still fires 2012 Olympic gold medallist Stephen Kiprotich
As he reflected a few hours after finishing runner-up to Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen on his debut in the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday, Stephen Kiprotich was clearly a man who has quite a few years of top flight racing ahead of him

Athletics: VCM winner Nancy Kiprop intends to use prize money for family and children
Third marathon, third personal best and a first victory: Nancy Kiprop had every reason to celebrate at the Vienna City Marathon

(MIrror) Athletics: Usain Bolt pays tribute to friend and Team GB star Germaine Mason who died in motorcycle crash
The Jamaican born Great Britain athlete was involved in an accident early this morning

(IAAF) Athletics: USA wins third straight Golden Baton - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

(NY Times) Athletics: At 17, ‘the Tiger Woods of Pole Vaulting’ Soars Ahead of His Time
Mondo Duplantis is the only high school vaulter to have cleared 19 feet, and he has done it twice this year

(IAAF) Athletics: Barmao and Dahmani prevail at Lodz Marathon

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(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: Vancouver Sun Run 2017 - Elite runners bask in the warmth of their victory after a cool run in cloudy Vancouver
Joseph Gray hails from Colorado Springs, but he’s no stranger to Vancouver. Like so many people, including both guests and locals, he has given the Grouse Grind a try, hiking his way up the famous - and daunting - 2.9-kilometre trail

(IAAF) Athletics: Geremew completes Yangzhou Half Marathon hat-trick

(Edinburgh News) Athletics: Dan Wallis and Hillory Davis retain Great Edinburgh Run titles
Dan Wallis and Hillory Davis made it a family double in the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run titles for the second successive year as the husband and wife duo took the spoils today in Holyrood Park

(IAAF) Athletics: Dida and Rumokol reign in Madrid

(IAAF) Athletics: Looking back and moving forward - Day 2 preview - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Bekele hampered by shoes in London defeat
Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele partly blamed his state-of-the-art Nike shoes for his failure to win the London Marathon on Sunday

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Michael Pavitt - London Marathon shows lure of a long-distance saga

(FloTrack) Athletics: Team USA Earns 4x800m Hat-Trick At World Relays

(RRW) Athletics: World Record For Keitany At London Marathon
Kenya's Mary Keitany threw caution to the wind here today, blasted through the first half of the 37th Virgin Money London Marathon in a scorching 1:06:54, and held on to finish alone on The Mall in 2:17:01, the pending IAAF world record for an all-women's marathon

Athletics: Tsegaye Mekonnen and Jessica Augusto triumph in Haspa Hamburg Marathon
In a tight men’s finish Ethiopia’s Mekonnen held off the Olympic Marathon Champion from 2012, Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda

Athletics: Kenyans Albert Korir and Nancy Kiprop win thrilling duels at Vienna City Marathon
A record number of 42,766 runners from 125 nations entered the various events of the 34th Vienna City Marathon, which is Austria’s biggest sporting event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Daniel Wanjiru wins the men's elite race at the London Marathon
Mary Keitany sets new world record as she wins the women's elite race at the London Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Men's 4x100m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
(CBC) IAAF World Relays: Miscue costs Canada in men's 4x100m relay finals
Team fails to qualify for 2017 championships after dropping baton

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2017 - Mary Keitany wins women's race in 2:17:01
Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon
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(The Guardian) London Marathon 2017: Wanjiru and Keitany win men's and women's races for Kenya – as it happened
A brilliant, brutal solo run from Mary Keitany saw her break Paula Radcliffe’s women-only world record, while Daniel Wanjiru just held off late challenge from the great Kenenisa Bekele to win the men’s race

(IAAF) Athletics: Jepkosgei smashes course record at Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Marathon organisers concerned over drug tests for athletes based in remote locations in Africa
* It is hard to perform effective drug tests on runners based in remote locations
* A big majority of top marathon stars come from rural Kenya and Ethiopia
* The world's six biggest marathons spend almost £1m each year on private out-of-competition random blood tests
* The scheme bagged a massive scalp earlier this month in Jemima Sumgong

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mo Farah has to win a marathon before he is better than me, says rival Kenenisa Bekele
* Mo Farah has won four Olympic gold medals, one more than Kenenisa Bekele
* But Bekele has also triumphed over 26 miles and set track world records
* The Ethiopian says he respects Farah but 'it is not enough running to eighth in a marathon'

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyan and Serbian runners triumph at 30th Belgrade Marathon

(UWEC) Athletics: Eluid Kipchoge Scares WR Winning 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon in CR 2:03:05
Professor of Marathon Sean Hartnett's Guide to the Three Fastest Legal * Marathons

(Mirror) Athletics: SAS snipers guard runners at London Marathon with orders to 'shoot to kill' amid fears of possible terror attack
A ring of steel and concrete barriers have also been erected along the route to prevent so-called lone wolf attacks in the wake of the Westminster carnage

(The Guardian) Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele targeting world-record time in London Marathon
Ethiopian has privately asked pacemakers to take him to halfway in 61:20 - Mary Keitany the women’s favourite but faces high-pedigree competition

(The Guardian) Athletics: Is ‘sub-two-hour’ Nike marathon bid just a clever marketing stunt?
On an F1 racetrack, three world-class athletes will try to break the record for a 26.2-mile race

(Salt Lake Tribune) Athletics: First-time marathoner wins Salt Lake City Marathon

Haspa Hamburg Marathon - Germany

Vancouver Sun Run- BC

Vienna City Marathon - Austria

Virgin Money London Marathon - UK
BBC Coverage

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(Inside the Games) Athletics: Keitany eyes up world record at London Marathon
Mary Keitany is among the favourites to triumph in tomorrow’s London Marathon women’s race, with the Kenyan believing the world record could be a possibility

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mark the name Daniel Wanjiru in London Marathon

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee Wins First Half-Iron Distance Attempt

(VMLM) Athletics: Record numbers to run tomorrow's London Marathon

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Tom Fleming - 1951 - 2017
Tom Fleming was always a hard charger, a larger than life presence whether on the road in competition or at the post-race party where stories flew as fast as the miles had just hours before

(Huffington Post) Drugs in Sport: The Price Of Gold - Doping And Professional Athletes

(IAAF) Athletics: Borlees hoping to add to family medal collection in Nassau

(Sport24) Athletics: Caster completes 400m/800m title double at SA Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Athlete Refugee Team’s journey continues with World Relays debut

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Jemima Sumgong's London Marathon absence highlights race organisers' anti-doping fight

(German Road Races) Athletics: Saturday morning’s Belgrade Marathon celebrated its 30th anniversary
In the first event of a big marathon weekend in Europe - with London, Vienna and Hamburg tomorrow - Saturday morning’s Belgrade Marathon celebrated its 30th anniversary with a third victory by local hero Olivera Jevtic

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Radcliffe claims athletics has come through period of allegations and wrongdoing
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe believes athletics has come through a period where damaging allegations and evidence of wrongdoing has tarnished the sport

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya, Ethiopia marathoners renew hostilities in London

(CTV) Drugs in Sport: Russian doping whistleblower gets 4-year ban

(IAAF) Athletics: Close contests set for Madrid Marathon

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Bolt's potential successor De Grasse happy with attention

(NY Times) Athletics: Tom Fleming, 65, New York City Marathon Winner, Dies

(The Guardian) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge applies science to his pursuit of two-hour marathon milestone
The Kenyan is foregoing the London Marathon to focus on an audacious Nike-backed unofficial world record attempt, with the two-hour barrier the target

(BBC) Athletics: From Olympian to refugee - Zamzam's Marathon story
After competing in the 400m at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Somalia, Zamzam received death threats and fled her homeland in fear - but after rebuilding her life in the UK, she's ready to take on Britain's most famous running event

(Sweat Science) Athletics: Why a Fast Start Makes You Suffer
How quickly you ramp up oxygen use determines how tired your muscles get

(BBTM) Athletics: USATF 1 Mile Road Championship Fields Announced for Grand Blue Mile

(Yahoo) Athletics: New U.S. relays coach has big task - finding gold

(Runner's World) Athletics: 10 Fast Runners to Watch at the London Marathon
The fields are loaded with talented athletes, including two Americans looking to race personal best times on Sunday

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: 2017 London Marathon has potential to break world record
It seems as though the running community - major sportswear companies in particular - has become so firmly focused on breaking two hours for the marathon that it’s lost sight of the excitement that comes with simply shaving seconds off a current world record

(ESPN) Athletics: Infection won't hinder Pavey at London Marathon
Jo Pavey insists the chest infections that have dogged her training for Sunday's London Marathon will not impede her chances of qualifying for this summer's British World Championships team

(IAAF) Athletics: Canada's recipe for relay success - 'patience and trust'

(The Guardian) Commonwealth Games: Liverpool first to answer call for British cities’ 2022 Commonwealth Games bid
Culture secretary tells British cities to put hands up for event - Liverpool says it will launch ‘innovative vision for Games’

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Telegraph Sport writers share their marathon horror stories

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Lauren Fleshman Expecting a Baby Girl
The retired elite runner announced her baby news on social media

(NBC) Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele eyes world record at London Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: London Marathon party for Iten Sunday

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: 2017 London Marathon -Jo Pavey says drugs cheats are 'ruining the sport'
Drugs cheats like 2016 London marathon champion Jemima Sumgong are "ruining the sport", says British five-time Olympian Jo Pavey

(VMLM) Athletics: Marathon stars hail Majors success as Series XI launches in London

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians, World Championships gold medalists set to compete at USA vs. The World

(Daily Releay) Athletics: Rivalry Trophies in College Track

(Spikes) Athletics: SPIKES World #Twelay 2017
The fun and games of the 2017 IAAF World Relays does not end on the track. It’s time to show your support with the SPIKES World Twelay!

(IAAF) Athletics: Jepkosgei ready for first post-world-record run in Gifu

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon this Sunday
Deribe Robi eyes 2:05 to 2:06 time in Vienna

(IAAF) Athletics: Worku and Mohammed looking for fast return in Warsaw

(RRW) Athletics: American Elites Taylor, Thweatt Ready for London Marathon Debuts
Sunday's 37th Virgin Money London Marathon has a power-packed elite field of 35 men and 30 women, but only two are from the United States: Kellyn Taylor, 30, of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Laura Thweatt, 28, of Superior, Colorado

(Pulse) Athletics: Evergreen Gatlin set to shine in Bolt's absence
Gatlin was in the American quartet who inflicted a loss on a Bolt-led Jamaican team at the last edition of the competition in 2015

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: tephen Kiprotich interview pre Hamburg Marathon by Andy Edwards, Race News Service

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Closer Look at Nike’s Newest Super Shoe
Will the Zoom Vaporfly 4% really make you faster?

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for Sunday
Stephen Kiprotich targets fast time in Hamburg

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: New doubt over Alberto Salazar's role in Mo Farah's medication after emails sent by the coach are unearthed
* Barry Fudge, head of UKA endurance, dismissed MPs' suggestion Alberto Salazar should be dictating dosage levels
* Fudge said Salazar would not have been aware of precise dosages and Farah's medical care was under the control of UKA doctors
* A former Nike Oregon Project employee told Sportsmail Salazar was 'very much in control'
* Emails now seen by Sportsmail reveal the extent of Salazar's involvement in Farah's medical care

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Olympic gold medallist Brianna Rollins handed year ban for missing drug tests
Rio 100m hurdles champion failed to appear for three tests in 2016 - Third incident occurred when she was visiting the White House

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian microbiologists discover substitution for banned drug meldonium
The drug meldonium (mildronate) was included in the list of preparations banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency starting from January 1, 2016

(IAAF) Athletics: Carl Lewis talks relays: ‘The key is simplicity’

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Jo Pavey: I will never get that moment back standing on the podium
The 43-year-old, who will compete in the London Marathon, reveals her bittersweet feelings at being finally awarded a 2007 world championship medal

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipchumba and Mierzejewska the Lodz Marathon favourites

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Pavey optimistic athletics is winning drugs war
Jo Pavey claimed here today that athletics is beginning to take major steps to eradicate doping but admitted it remains a major problem

(AI) Athletics: Florence Kiplagat interview: Going for the win in London

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(CBC) Athletics: Donovan Bailey reveals his dream relay team
Olympic champ runs anchor ahead of Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt

(CBS) Athletics: Tom Fleming, 2-time NYC marathon champ, dies while coaching at meet
(AthleteBiz) A Tribute to Tom Fleming

(VMLM) Athletics: Purdue full of confidence for Sunday's selection showdown
London selection adds extra spice to British men's race

Multisport: DICK'S Sporting Goods Launches Compression Brand Second Skin to Serve the Training Needs of High Intensity Athletes
Building off the success of brands such as CALIA by Carrie Underwood, Field & Steam and Walter Hagen, DICK'S continues to expand its private brand offering

(ESW) Triathlon: St. Petersburg Welcomes Professionals to Amateur Athletes from Around the World on April 28 - 30
Thousands Gather in St. Petersburg for the 34th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon

(VMLM) Athletics: Ghebreslassie in gear for the race of his life

Athletics: What’s the best technique for running a marathon?
Loughborough University research provides the answers

(The Telegraph) Athletics: GB Olympic silver medalist Germaine Mason killed in motorcycle crash

(VMLM) Athletics: Kirui targets return to Worlds this summer
An element of intrigue surrounds Kenyan duo Bedan Karoki and Abel Kirui ahead of this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Edna Kiplagat now thirsty for third world marathon title
Kenya’s new Boston Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat and her camp now believe she can have a go at an unprecedented third world title at the IAAF World Championships in August

(RRW) Athletics: After Dubai Disappointment, Bekele Optimistic For London Marathon
After a rousing, near-world record victory over Wilson Kipsang at last September's BMW Berlin Marathon, Kenenisa Bekele went to the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon last January with high hopes

(VMLM) Athletics: Course record could be mine, says Bekele
Men’s favourite Kenenisa Bekele believes he is in shape to run one of the fastest marathons ever seen and break Eliud Kipchoge’s course record at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday

(Evening Standard) Athletics: London Marathon: Mo Farah backed for winning return in 2018 by race bosses
London Marathon bosses are hoping to lure Mo Farah back to the capital next year and are confident the Londoner can make a winning return despite a disappointing debut three years ago.

Athletics: Minnesota Governor Proclaims April 21st, "Finisher Shirt Friday"
Day Set Aside to Celebrate Running, Achievement, and Community

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for this Sunday
Shuko Genemo ready for another fast race in Vienna

(Mirror) Athletics: Brendan Foster to retire after nearly four decades as BBC commentator
Foster, who won gold over 5,000 metres at the European Championships in 1974, has worked for the broadcaster since 1980

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Athletics and the MP's doping in sport inquiry: another afternoon of dog-ate-my-homework excuses
Does anyone in the parallel universe some of the people occupy have the remotest idea how bad this all looks?

(Mirror) Athletics: How to recover after the London Marathon 2017: Post-race running tips to help soothe aches and soreness
Running 26.2 miles takes its toll on your mind and body, so here's how you can maximise your recovery

(The Telegraph) Athletics: London 2017 mascots - Hero the Hedgehog and Whizbee the Bee - unveiled ahead of championships

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Quirky record-keeping makes Raevyn Rogers fastest in NCAA history, but not at Oregon

Athletics: Competitor Group Announces Expanded Partnership with Anheuser-Busch
Michelob ULTRA Named Title Sponsor of 7th Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis in October

(IAAF) Athletics: Coe - ‘There’s something we can all learn from relays’

(RRW) Athletics: London Marathon Women Could Tackle All-Women's World Record
With four athletes with sub-2:20 personal bests, and another four who have broken 2:22, Paula Radcliffe's all-women's world record of 2:17:42 could fall at Sunday's 37th Virgin Money London Marathon here.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Edna Kiplagat now thirsty for third world marathon title

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah - Doctor says L-carnitine injection not recorded correctly
The doctor who gave double Olympic champion Mo Farah a controversial supplement has told MPs that he failed to correctly document the treatment.

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(Runner's World) Athletics: 2018 Boston Marathon Registration FAQ
The latest information on how to qualify for next year’s marathon, including qualifying times

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Japan launch new marathon series to pick team for Tokyo 2020
Marathon runners wanting to represent Japan at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will have to take part in a special two-year challenge series

(Salty Running) Athletics: Rachel Hannah, on the Rise
Rachel Hannah’s love for running developed about an hour north of Toronto in Barrie, Ontario, where she grew up

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan runners claim they are embarrassed over Sumgong positive drugs test
Team-mates of Kenya's Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong have condemned her after she failed an out-of-competition drugs test

(Salty Running) Athletics: To Boldly Run Like You’ve Never Run Before
"I’m disappointed," Desiree Linden said after finishing fourth at the 2017 Boston Marathon

(Spikes) Athletics: "Stay humble"
It’s a big week for relays and who better to contribute to our series of athlete top tips than 2012 Olympic 4x400m champion Chris ‘The Fireman’ Brown?

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Running May Be Socially Contagious
Our workouts may be shaped by what our (virtual) friends do

(Excelle Sports) Athletics: Boston Marathon officials formally retire No. 261, Kathrine Switzer’s bib

(IAAF) Athletics: Women's 4x800m preview - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

(Running USA) Athletics: Landry, Welling Return To OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon To Defend 2016 USATF Half Marathon National Championships
Who to watch at the 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships on April 29

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: Five Russians banned for doping at Olympics, track worlds

(Running USA) Athletics: Tidbits from the Top: Cliff Bosley, BolderBOULDER Race Director
The field has expanded from 2,700 runners to over 54,000—but the same things that made first race successful continue to help the BolderBOULDER thrive
FirstBank Announced as Official Bank of the BolderBOULDER, FORTitude 10K and ColderBOLDER 5K
olorado FirstBank locations hosting BolderBOULDER race registrations in April

(Sneaker News) Athletics: Nike Dominates Boston Marathon Podium

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Kenyan marathon runners defy physiological science with their muscly legs

(USA Today) Athletics: Adidas apologizes for email congratulating runners on 'surviving' Boston Marathon

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: UK Athletics doctors to be questioned by MPs about infusion given to Mo Farah by his former medic before 2014 London marathon
* A parliamentary committee will question UK Athletics doctors and officials
* They will quiz about an infusion of L-carnitine given to Mo Farah ahead of the 2014 London marathon
* The infusion was given to Farah by Dr Rob Chakraverty, who is now the England football team doctor
* MPs are expected to seek an explanation as to why the procedure was not ‘centrally logged’ on the UKA medical system

(The Star) Athletics: Karoki confident of a good marathon debut
Former world cross silver medallist Bedan Karoki is confident of a good outing when he makes his 42km race debut at the London Marathon this weekend

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(ESW) Athletics: AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Announces New 10K Distance
10K will take place on Saturday in Fairmount Park; Registration for the 10K opens on Wednesday, April 19; Historic road race returns the weekend of Sept. 16 - 17 and will celebrate 40 years of running

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: British Athletics doctors face scrutiny from MPs over Mo Farah infusion
Dr John Rogers and Dr Rob Chakraverty appearing at select committee hearing - MPs likely to ask whether Farah violated any anti-doping rules in 2014

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA Outdoor National Athletes of the Week

Athletics: Dayna Pidhoresky Intent on Victory at Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal
Dayna Pidhoresky hopes third time will prove lucky when she contests the Banque Scotia 21km de Montreal on Sunday April 23rd

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Best Moments of the 2017 Boston Marathon
A pair of Kenyans took the titles, but Americans ran strong on both sides

(Science of Running) Athletics: Why Rules Matter - Even if we hate them

(Spikes) Athletics: The four rules of relay club
In the London 2012 4x400m final, when the Bahamas' Chris Brown looked across to lane seven, he was looking at one of the most dominant teams in track and field history. Last time the USA's long relay boys lost an Olympic final, Harry Truman was the President. But then Brown, and then Demetrius Pinder, and then Michael Mathieu, and then Ramon Miller - combined to make history. Who better, then, to tell us what makes a great relay team

(Boston Globe) Athletics: What happens to your body when you run a marathon?

(City AM) Athletics: London Marathon 2017 - Five things sports nutritionists say you need to do before and on race day

(Hartford Courant) Athletics: Made In The USA? A Resurgence Of American Marathoners

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Edna the Great: One Cruel Move in Newton Seals Boston Win!
Geoffrey Kirui wins 121st Boston Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jordan Hasay Calls on Memory of Her Mom During Her First Marathon
Five months after her mother died, she ran the fastest debut by an American woman
Rupp Leaves No Doubt the Marathon Is His Event Now
After three races at the distance, he has a first, second, and third to his name

Athletics: Legendary Marathoner Kathrine Switzer Successfully Completes Historic Run in 121st Boston Marathon in Celebration of 50th Anniversary of 1967 Race
Legendary marathoner Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon today to tremendous cheers amidst a massive media contingent of photographers and TV cameras as she celebrated the 50th anniversary of her trail blazing run in the 1967 marathon when race director Jock Semple attempted to stop her participation and tear-off her “official bib No. 261” at a time when women were not permitted to run in the most prestigious marathon in the world

(RRW) Athletics: Kiplagat, Kirui Prevail In Boston Marathon Debuts
Making their first appearances at the Boston Marathon, Kenya's Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui ran to victory today in the 121st edition of America's oldest marathon, covering the 26 miles, 385 yards from Hopkinton Back Bay in 2:21:52 and 2:09:37, respectively

(Newsweek) Athletics: No American Has Won the Boston Marathon Since 1985, But This Year There Was a Glimmer of Hope

(NY Post) Athletics: Americans break through to Boston Marathon podium

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui ease to victory at Boston marathon
Jordan Hasay from the US, who was making her debut in marathon clocked 2:23.00 for third place

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Weekend Roundup - April 17, 2017

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Collegiate Weekend: April 10-16, 2017

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(BBC) Athletics: The man who catches marathon cheats - from his home

(LA Times) Athletics: 'Get the hell out of my race,' a Boston Marathon official told a pioneering woman in 1967. At 70, she's still in the race

(Boston Globe*) Athletics: Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon
(Boston Herald) Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui, Edna Kiplagat win 121st Boston Marathon
(Oregon Live) Galen Rupp takes 2nd, Jordan Hasay 3rd
(Runner's World) Geoffrey Kirui Wins the Boston Marathon, Rupp Is Second
On a very hot day in Boston, Rupp fell back in the 23rd mile but still set a PR
Edna Kiplagat Wins the 2017 Boston Marathon; Jordan Hasay is Third
In her debut at 26.2 miles, Hasay clocks the fastest debut by an American woman

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings
2017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Why do the Olympics generate such bad press?

(Athletic Experience Podcast ) Athletics: Derek Drouin - Olympic Gold Medalist - Decathlon HJ World Record Holder

(NY Times) Athletics: First Woman to Run in Boston Marathon Is Doing It Again - 50 Years Later

(IAAF) Athletics: US$1.26 million in prize money on offer at IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

(Spikes) Athletics: More Than a Race
To celebrate the rich history and greatness of the Boston Marathon, we get to grips with why it's come to represent more than just a race

(CNN) Athletics: Can a marathon be run in under two hours?

(AP) Athletics: 121st Boston Marathon is Meb's last run, Rupp's first

Boston Marathon - MA
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Haspa Hamburg Marathon - Germany

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(IAAF) Athletics: Stevens and Murphy impress at Mt SAC Relays

(Boston Herald) Athletics: American track runner Galen Rupp out to tame Boston Marathon

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Aiming for a repeat, Atsede Baysa plans to use a different tactic this year
She won Boston last year in come-from-behind fashion, but wants to keep pace better in Monday’s race

(AW) Athletics: Hellen Obiri’s journey to Olympic medallist
Stuart Weir profiles Kenya’s versatile Olympic and world medallist

(Toni Ravis) Athletics: The Questions of a Great Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Thompson clocks wind-assisted 10.75 to win 100m in Kingston

( Athletics: These are the closest finishes in Boston Marathon history

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Mutai steps up to lead Kenyan Boston Marathon hunt

(NPR) Athletics: The First Female Boston Marathon Runner Prepares To Run Again
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon, even though it was a men's-only event. She tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about that race, and training to run it again in 2017, at age 70

(BBC) Athletics: IAAF World Relays - : Great Britain's 4x100m women's team withdraw
Britain's 4x100m women's relay team will not compete at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas next week

(IAAF) Athletics: Ito and Mutgaa win Nagano Marathon

(Salt Lake Tribune) Athletics: Olympics - After long layoff post-Rio behind him, Jared Ward ready for ‘bucket-list marathon’ in Boston

(Running USA) Athletics: The 33rd Running of the Vancouver Sun Run Presented by Ford is Coming
Only 10 days left to the Run - Register NOW!

(WSJ*) Athletics: Preparing to Run a Marathon? Try Meditating Before the Start
The practice can help get your mind under control

(IAAF) Athletics: Defending champions Berhanu and Baysa ready for Boston battle

(Boston Globe*) Athletics: If Emmanuel Mutai feels that he’s fit, he’ll push the pace hard

(EuroNews) Extreme Running: Moroccan wins Marathon des Sables for a fifth time

(Runner's World) Athletics: Boston Marathon Bans 15 Runners Ahead of 2017 Race
Results sleuth Derek Murphy has been reporting suspicious runners to the BAA

(AP) Athletics:Running pioneers Switzer, Gibb took own paths to change

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Feyisa Lilesa: I just didn't have the words to explain to my wife why I'd put her and our children in danger
* He made a powerful political statement as he crossed the finishing line in Rio
* The 27-year-old Ethiopian publicised the persecution of the Oromo people
* Lilesa is one of the favourites for next Sunday's London Marathon

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(Oregon Live) Athletics: The Nike Oregon Project's Jordan Hasay has broken through after some tough years

(RRW) Athletics: Course Record For Sifuentes At B.A.A. Invitational Mile
The elite women's race at the B.A.A. Invitational Mile here this afternoon only had one leader, Canadian Olympian Nicole Sifuentes

(RRW) Athletics: True Breaks American Record At B.A.A. 5-K
Boston Marathon weekend started off with a bang here as Maine native Ben True broke his own American record in the 9th annual B.A.A. 5-K in Back Bay

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Who is America’s most famous Olympic athlete?

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan Q&A - Recovery, final goals and life as a foster parent

(FloTrack) Athletics: Ben True Breaks His Own Road 5K American Record
Ben True ran 13:20 this morning in Boston to break his own American record for a road 5K by two seconds and win the B.A.A. 5K for the fourth time

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Luke Puskedra hopes to avoid the ‘wall’ at Boston Marathon
It’s not often that you hear an elite marathoner speak of the proverbial “wall.” That’s precisely why American hopeful Luke Puskedra treads lightly around the subject as he readies for Monday’s Boston Marathon

( Athletics: The Boston Marathon wasn’t always held on a Monday
Initially, switching holiday dates met stern opposition

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Blake Russell runs through good and bad memories in Boston

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Paris Diamond League moving away from Stade de France in 2017
Paris' Diamond League meeting is due to take place at the 20,000 capacity Stade Charléty rather than the Stade de France this year in order to reduce cost

( Athletics: The last American woman to win the Boston Marathon on the past and future of running
Lisa Rainsberger talks about her 1985 win, the sport's doping problem, and her daughter's track career

(LA Times) Athletics: On the 4th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a day of public service, resiliency and strength

(SABC) Athletics: Maryna Damantsevich wins women Two Oceans Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Schippers clocks 100m and 200m world leads in Los Angeles

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Sprint stars Thompson, Blake to shine at UTech Classic

(BBC) Athletics: Female marathon runners hold secret race in Tehran

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Ronex Kipruto, Celphine Chepsol Clinch Kenyan Cross Country Titles

(Boston Globe*) Athletics: Kathrine Switzer is running Boston again, on the same principles

(Boston Globe*) Athletics: Nike and Adidas are racing each other toward a sub-2 hour marathon
The shoe giants are developing efficient designs they believe can get a runner to the magic number first

(Boston Globe*) Athletics: Buzunesh Deba aiming to finish Marathon with nobody in front
The Ethiopian was awarded the 2014 title when Rita Jeptoo, who crossed the line first, was banned after testing positive for EPO

(Women's Running) Athletics: Quick Chat With Shalane Flanagan On Missing Boston And What’s Ahead

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: 2017 Boston Marathon women's preview: Desi Linden looks to end U.S. drought

(CBS Boston) Athletics:City Officials Confident In Marathon Security Measures

(The Herald) Athletics: How 'irascible, lovable' Glaswegian Jock Semple helped transform women’s running at Boston Marathon

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jo Pavey in line for special London medals ceremony
Britons to receive retrospective world championship medals - Sebastian Coe: ‘These medals cannot just be sent recorded delivery’

(SABC) Athletics: Ready,Set,Go! Thousands take on Two Oceans Marathon

(Track Alerts) Athletics: It’s a boy - Fraser-Pryce announces her son

BAA 5K - Boston, MA

Uxbridge Half-Marathon - Uxbridge, ON

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Galen Rupp is Ready to Run the Boston Marathon
The Olympic marathon bronze medalist says he’s healthy and over his recent foot injury

(NBC) Athletics: U.S. Olympians bid for rare double podium at Boston Marathon
(Reuters) Ethiopia's Berhanu Hayle seeks a Boston repeat
(NY Post) What does it really take to run the Boston Marathon?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Feature Friday - Chasing Maree
The collegiate indoor mile record has changed hands four times in the eight years since German Fernandez broke Tony Waldrop’s 35-year-old standard in 2009

(RRW) Athletics: Emmanuel Mutai To Run Historic Eighth Major
Regardless of his finish time or place in Monday's Boston Marathon, Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai is poised to make history

(GlobeRunner) Drugs in Sport: Hardball
The big surprise in yesterday’s conference, in London’s docklands - a few underground stations from the Olympic Stadium, venue for this summer’s World Champs - was the working paper on progress in the Russian doping scandal

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Haters - cheerfully taking your $69.99 now
For $69.99, or roughly $7.75 per month from now until December, you get unprecedented access to pretty much every professional track and field event that matters

(IAAF) Athletics: With return to Stade Charlety, Meeting de Paris going back to its roots

(IAAF) Athletics: Sugut and Kibet the favourites in Nagano

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Doping amnesty offer prompts questions for Ukraine

(FloTrack) Athletics: Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Can Galen Rupp Win 35 Years After His Coach?

(AP) Athletics: Documentary chronicles Boston, 'granddaddy of all marathons'

(Diamond League) Athletics: Eugene - World Record Holder Jebet Returns to Pre Classic
The steeplechaser who won Olympic gold and stunned with a world record as a 19-year-old will return to lead an amazing race at the Prefontaine Classic

(VMLM) Athletics: Dave Bedford predicts great racing at 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

(Women's Running) Athletics: Is Being Competitive A Bad Thing? Des Linden Shares Her Thoughts

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Diaries: Kenenisa Bekele leads the list

(The Herald) Athletics: Kathrine Switzer - A trailblazer for women's sport
The images of Kathrine Switzer being attacked by the race organiser and being screamed at to “get the hell out of my race” were broadcast around the world. The incident illustrated perfectly the hostility towards women competing in sport. And shockingly, it was only 50 years ago

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Radcliffe joins new IAAF Working Group investigating distribution of prize money
Britain's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has been invited by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to join a group reviewing prize money in the sport

(Runner's World) Athletics: The 12 Most Important Boston Marathons
In 120 years, the race from Hopkinton to Boston has seen it all, including many of the moments etched forever in marathon history

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Me & my shoes
A runner’s most basic piece of equipment can be a source of obsession, experimentation, and everything in between

(BBC) Athletics: Nigel Levine 'not angry anymore' after motorbike crash
British sprinter Nigel Levine says he is "not angry anymore" after a motorbike accident in Spain in January left him with a broken pelvis

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life
Runners tended to live about three more years than nonrunners, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight

(Runner's World) Athletics: Abdi and Diane - Fastest Couple at the Boston Marathon?
Together, they're Olympians seven times over. Next, they both head to Hopkinton

(People Magazine) Athletics: Olympic Runner and Boston Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi Will Retire After 26th Marathon

(FiveThirtyEight) Athletics: Can Science Help Runners Break The Marathon’s 2-Hour Barrier?
When Kenyan Dennis Kimetto set the world record at the Berlin Marathon in 2014, his time, 2:02:57, made him the first runner to complete a marathon in less than two hours, three minutes

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Doctor who gave Sir Mo Farah controversial infusion will not be able to dodge quiz from MPs
* Sir Mo Farah under fresh scrutiny following infusion controversy
* UK Athletics medical staff did not properly record an infusion he received
* Farah received controversial supplement ahead of the 2014 London Marathon
* UKA doctor Robin Chakraverty gave infusion for L-carnitine to Farah
* Chakraverty called to face questions from MPs in Westminster next Wednesday

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Runner Jordan Hasay's stride into 26.1 miles

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Sebastian Coe warns Russia faces longer athletics ban for failing to tackle doping
Russia hoped to be reinstated by end of 2017 having missed Rio Olympics - IAAF taskforce ‘disappointed with the lack of progress’, says Coe

(IAAF) Athletics: Rio champions to headline Boston 'street meet'

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(NBC) Athletics: How to watch Boston Marathon

(USADA) Drugs in Sport: Half-Life of a Drug
Why is it so difficult to precisely say how long a substance will take to be completely excreted from the body?

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Head of IAAF Taskforce warns appointment of Isinbayeva as chair of RUSADA could delay reinstatement
Russia faces a longer spell out of competition unless Yelena Isinbayeva is replaced as head of the country's national anti-doping agency, they have been warned

(Daily Relay) Athletics:Ten Races to Watch This Weekend

(Pre Classic) Athletics: World Record Holder Jebet Returns to Pre Classic
The 43rd Prefontaine Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 26-27, 2017 at historic Hayward Field

(Spikes) Athletics: Let's take this outside
There has been a quiet resurgence in women’s long jump in the UK. Lorraine Ugen tells SPIKES how she hopes to continue the trend

(Competitor) Athletics: These New Running Shoes Are Created From Light And Oxygen

(WKYC) Triathlon: Cleveland will host USA Triathlon National Championships in 2018, 2019

(BBC) Athletics: Aldershot runners' deaths - Soldier Michael Casey jailed
A soldier who was over the alcohol limit and speeding when he killed two teenage athletes has been jailed for six years

(AccuWeathler) Athletics: Tailwinds may help runners set records in the 121st Boston Marathon

(Running USA) Athletics: Garmin® Announced as New Title Sponsor of the Kansas City Marathon
The title sponsorship of the marathon represents an expansion of an already robust long-term partnership between Garmin and the Kansas City Sports Commission

Athletics: Butchart Returns To Defend Vitality London 10,000 Title
Stirling’s Andy Butchart returns to the streets of the capital on Sunday 28 May to race in the Vitality Westminster Mile just one day before defending the Vitality London 10,000 title he won last year at the start of an unforgettable season

(Sport24) Athletics: Two Oceans organisers address 'political activity' concerns

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for April 23rd
Both course records under threat in Vienna

(irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Sonia O’Sullivan - Kenyan athletics has lost its aura
Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumsong just the latest to be caught doping

(IAAF) Athletics: My dream relay team - Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice

(Time) Athletics:Why Marathons Can Be Deadly - Even If You Don’t Run In Them

Athletics: Olympic Champions to Headline adidas Boost Boston Games
Wayde van Niekerk among Rio stars set for "street meet" on June 4

( Athletics: Here’s how much money the Boston Marathon winners make

(Outside Online) Athletics: That Voice Inside Your Head Will Make You a Better Runner
Self-talk "repeating a phrase in your head" is a practical, proven strategy to push your limits

(Spikes) Athletics: "Keep dreaming"
World-class shot putter and part-time builder Tom Walsh has won major global medals indoors and out. Here he shares a series of useful tips

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Adam Gemili and Katarina Johnson-Thompson launch the Qipco British Champions Series

(The Star) Atthletics: Mungara returns to Gold Coast race
Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara will face off with Japanese rival Yuki Kawauchi in this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon on July 2

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(USATF) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin named USATF Athlete of the Week following record-breaking 300m hurdles performance at Arcadia Invitational

Athletics: Americans Ready to Race at 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
P3R offers $132,000 overall prize purse plus $40,500 American Development Program money in the Steel City on Sunday, May 7

(USATF) Athletics: 22 Olympians, 13 Rio medalists highlight 2017 Team USA roster for IAAF World Relays

(RRW) Athletics: Remembering "The Greatest Marathon" - London 2002
Friday, April 14, marks the 15th anniversary of what has been called by some "The Greatest Marathon," the 2002 Flora London Marathon. In that race, Paula Radcliffe made her marathon debut in a world debut and all-women's record of 2:18:56, while Khalid Khannouchi came from the back of the pack to set a men's world record (and still-standing USA record) of 2:05:38, beating track stars Paul Tergat and Haile Gebrselassie (the latter was making his marathon debut). Although your editor attended the race, he didn't have time to write the wrap story because he had to catch a flight immediately after the finish to make it to Boston because the Boston Marathon was held the next day. Instead, veteran BBC statistician Mark Butler wrote our story, which included many wonderful details. Here it is with the detailed results --Ed

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Ukraine track and field federation offered secret bans for doping confessions

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Limika calls for joint efforts to fight doping
Retired Kenyan athlete Irene Limika has called on the government to step up and tackle the menace of doping after Olympic Marathon champion Jemima Sumgong failed drugs test on Friday last week

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Collegiate Weekend

(ESPN) Athletics: World's best marathons - Honorable mention of notable 26.2-mile races

(Capital FM) Athletics:Kenyan ‘power couple’ eye London World Championships selection
Paul Lonyangata and his wife Purity Rionoripo have now set their sights on securing a spot in the Kenyan team for the London IAAF World Championships and the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 after the couple dominated the Paris Marathon last weekend.

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Helicopter measuring city radiation before Marathon

(AP) Athletics: Q&A - Boston Marathon's race director to run 30th 'solothon'

(Sport24) Athletics: Sports science guru offers Van Niekerk advice

(VMLM) Athletics: London Marathon Elite Women's Preview - Keitany stars in stellar line-up

(Sport24) Athletics: The Two Oceans Ultra Marathoner who kicked cancer's butt!

(The New Times) Athletics: Peace Marathon - Nyirarukundo vows to end decade-long jinx

(NY Daily News) Drugs in Sport: Doping amnesty offer prompts questions for Ukraine

(CBS Boston) Athletics: Heat Will Be Number One Concern For Boston Marathon Runners

(Reuters) Athletics: Series offers chance for sport to grow in U.S.
The TrackTown Summer Series will conduct televised meetings at Stanford, California (June 29), Portland, Oregon (July 2) and New York City (July 6) in a bid to increase the audience ahead of the 2021 IAAF world championships in Eugene, Oregon

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Middle Distance Classic set for May 18th

(ESPN) Athletics: 'It was tough even getting out the door,' runner Luke Puskedra says
In early 2016, Luke Puskedra was running his fastest. He'd just achieved a personal-best at the Chicago Marathon and was vying to be on the U.S. Olympic team. Then life took an unwelcome turn

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russia’s Kuchina and Shubenkov cleared to compete as neutral athletes
Two world champions get chance to return to sport - Pair will be in contention for medals at London world championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Stanley Biwott out of London Marathon
The dream by Stanley Biwott of winning his maiden London Marathon on April 23 after playing second fiddle in three occasions has gone up in smoke

(Sport24) Athletics: Wayde to break another Johnson record?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Collegiate Outdoor Season Bests

(Oregon Live) Athletics: The Oregon Ducks prepare to take the Mt. SAC Relays by storm

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Nike’s Sub-2-Hour Marathon Attempt Will Be Run in Early May
Three runners will chase the barrier in Italy between May 6 and 8

(CNN) Athletics: Women defy Tehran's last minute marathon ban

(VMLM) Athletics: London Marathon Elite Men's Preview - Bekele Tops a Stunning Field

(Phil Maffetone) Athletics: The 1:59 Bandwagon is Slowing
With the Boston Marathon next week, running shoe companies are jostling in hopes the first athlete to break two hours is wearing their shoes

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jordan Hasay is Going the Distance
Coming off a blazing half marathon debut, the one-time wunderkind track star (with the famously long hair), makes her 26.2 debut in Boston

(Patch) Triathlon: 30 Reportedly Suffer Hypothermia at Bay Area Triathlon; Organizer Responds
Temps in the Napa County area ranged about 37 degrees, however, organizer contends reports exaggerated and athletes not dressed properly

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA Outdoor National Athletes of the Week

(USATF) Athletics: Rohrer rounds up USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(NBC) Athletics: Nike picks fitting anniversary weekend for sub-2-hour marathon attempt

Athletics: Superstar Geoffrey Mutai to make a comeback at the Ottawa 10K
Geoffrey Mutai has a torrid love affair with the Ottawa 10K

Athletics: Canada Running Series Announces Partnership with lululemon
Canada Running Series is delighted to announce a new partnership with lululemon, who will become title sponsor of the Toronto Waterfront 10K, to be held on Saturday June 17th, 2017

(Runner's World) Athletics: Human Race - Episode 18: Runner Down
When Richard Sikorski collapsed during the 2015 Chicago Marathon, his race stopped and another one began: the race to save his life

(LRC) Athletics: Six Years After Seeing The First Atomic Bomb Detonate in Hiroshima, Shigeki Tanaka of Japan Won the Boston Marathon
From Hiroshima to Boston: Shigeki Tanaka’s Journey to Become The First Japanese Winner of the Boston Marathon

(Boston Globe) Athletics: How analytics help Jared Ward be a better marathoner
Ward, a BYU professor who was sixth at the Olympics, will run his first Boston Marathon next week

(IOL) Athletics: Damantsevich targets Two Oceans Marathon title

(Salty Running) Athletics: That Desiree Linden, She’s Second to None

(GQ) Athletics: Inside "Champs," the Jamaican Track Meet That's Hiding the Next Usain Bolt

(Diamond League) Athletics: Eugene - Best-Ever Pre Classic Women's 800 Field Ready
Every medalist from the Rio Olympics as well as the World Championships indoors and outdoors is confirmed, as are the last four IAAF Diamond League winners

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: IAAF clear seven Russians to compete as neutral athletes
Reigning 110 metres hurdles world champion Sergey Shubenkov is among seven Russian athletes approved by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to compete as neutral athletes

(IAAF) Athletics: Pole vault stars to light up Shanghai - IAAF Diamond League

(Reuters) Athletics: Runners brave cold and snow for North Pole marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Past winners Kawauchi and Mungara will return to Gold Coast Marathon

(VMLM) Athletics: Biwott withdraws with a hamstring injury

(IAAF) Athletics: Global medallists galore in Eugene’s 800m field - IAAF Diamond League

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha - Kiprop To Lead Men's 1500m, Scintillating 3000m Line-Up Unveiled
Olympic gold and silver 100m hurdles medallists Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali and world-record holder Kendra Harrison also announced

(IAAF) Athletics: Olympic 4x100m bronze medallists lead Canada’s team for IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

(People Magazine) Athletics: Olympian Michelle Carter on Being a Body Positive Icon: ‘Some People Are Meant to Be Bigger, and That’s Okay’

(Runner's World) Athletics: Who Was That Guy Who Attacked Kathrine Switzer 50 Years Ago?
Jock Semple organized the Boston Marathon for more than 30 years, and he was much loved by those who understood his passion for running and following the rules

(CES) Athletics: Toronto Waterfront 10K Registration Opens

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(Irish Examiner) Drugs in Sport: Fionnuala McCormack hails drug policy
Fionnuala McCormack believes a failed drugs test for Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong shows the IAAF’s policies are working

(BBTM) Athletics: 3 Tips for Racing a Mile from Heather Kampf
Queen of the Road Mile shares her wisdom and training advice

(BBC) Athletics: Kenya's marathon-winning couple
Kenya's husband-and-wife marathon runners Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo won the men's and women's races in Paris on Sunday

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 2
2017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings

(Runner's World) Athletics: 50 Years After Sparking a Revolution, an Icon Runs Boston Again
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer wasn’t allowed to run the Boston Marathon, but she did anyway. This year, she’s back

(AccuWeather) Athletics: 2017 Boston Marathon forecast: Cool, dry weather to make for ideal running conditions

(Droid Report) Athletics: New Balance RunIQ To Receive Android Wear 2.0 Updates No Later Than April 14

(SuperSport) Athletics: Big numbers define Oceans Marathon
The numbers say it all. This year the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will be run for the 48th time, while the half marathon will be run for the 20th time and Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the event celebrates its 18th year

(AW) Athletics: Daley Thompson has faith in Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Decathlon legend says Katarina Johnson-Thompson can be one of London 2017’s stars

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Usain Bolt refuels with huge plate of pork and pasta during filming for advert as eight-time Olympic champion looks ahead to career finale
* Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt was filmed eating pork and pasta
* The Jamaican sprint star was taking a breather while filming an advert
* Bolt is building up to his career finale at World Championships in London

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Jamaicans top IAAF World Under-18 list

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Paris 2024 vow support for gender diversity at city's marathon
Paris 2024 supported the United Nation's HeForShe movement at the city's Marathon, which they claim displays their commitment to gender diversity

(HuffingtonPost UK) Athletics: Marathon Runners Beware - The 12 Signs You Know You’ve Got Maranoia

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 3000m record holder Daniel Komen charged with forgery

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha: Kiprop To Lead Men's 1500m, Scintillating 3000m Line-Up Unveiled
Olympic gold and silver 100m hurdles medallists Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali and world-record holder Kendra Harrison also announced

Athletics: Mamitu Daska and Sam Chelanga triumph at UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
U.S. athlete, Sam Chelanga, won the 13th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K on Sunday, April 9, in Central Park in 28:21. Mamitu Daska, of Ethiopia, finished first for the women in 31:37

(Times Colonist) Athletics: Alysha Newman sets new Canadian record in women's pole vault

(BBC) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp targets 2018 Commonwealth Games medal succes
Scottish 800m record holder Lynsey Sharp is determined to add to her family's Commonwealth Games medal haul in Australia next year.

(Competitor) Athletics: Molly Huddle and Ben True Seek Fourth Wins At 2017 B.A.A. 5K
(BAA) Defending Champions, International Medalists Return for B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile

(Sole Collector) Athletics: The Next 'Triple Black' Adidas Ultra Boost
Blacked out Ultra Boost 3.0 releasing this summer

(I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Podcast Episode 58 - Teal Burrell
Teal is a competitive runner who went from a 4 hour marathon to a 2:42 marathon qualifying her for the US Olympic Trials

(BGR) Athletics: New ‘4D’ Adidas shoes are catered to your weight

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(IAAF) Athletics: Chol and Ok take the honours in Pyongyang

Triathlon: Austrian Lisi Gruber and belgian Michael Van Cleven win the Triathlon de Portocolom 2017
Lisi Gruber from Austria, for the second time, and Michael Van Cleven from Belgium, for the third time in a row, are the winners of the 20th edition of the Triathlon de Portocolom

(IAAF) Athletics: Kimutai and Assefa cruise to Rotterdam marathon victories

(German Road Races) Athletics:
Athletics: Allan Kiprono wins after thrilling battle in Hannover Marathon
Allan Kiprono and Fate Tola are the winners of the HAJ Hannover Marathon

(Mirror) Athletics: When is the 2017 London Marathon? Date, time and how to watch the elite runners and amateurs in the big race
Finish in fancy dress, be a superhero for charity or elite glory - all runners have their aim for the iconic 26.2 mile course

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Olympic champ Drouin sets high jump record in decathlon
Rio gold medallist in high jump finishes 4th in 1st decathlon since 2010

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2017 Boston Marathon
Marathoners from around the world will be gathering on Monday for one of the world's most iconic races

(Run Blog Run) Drugs in Sport: Five things we know about out of competition testing in Marathons
Out of competition testing is the most effective way to catch doping cheaters, and is a great deterent as well. And remember, blood testing in out of competition situations is different than athlete blood passports, where one looks at changes over a longer period of time. Both out of competition and athlete passports are very effective. They also take money, lots of it

(IAAF) Athletics: Husband-wife duo Lonyangata and Rionoripo take Paris marathon crowns
(Eurosport UK) Video - Husband and wife win Paris marathon

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Doping should be made a criminal offence - Paula Radcliffe
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe says doping should be made a criminal offence

(IAAF) Athletics: Gardiner sizzles 44.26 in Grenada

(Track Alerts) Athletics: Powell, VCB, James, Gatlin among several world stars for Grenada Invitational

HAJ Hannover Marathon - Germany

Schneider Electric Paris Marathon- France
Live Stream

UAE Healthy Kidney 10K - New York, NY

Zurich Marathon - Switzerland

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(USATF) Athletics: USA Track and Field Olympians inspire Indianapolis youth at juvenile detention center and area high school

Athletics: Natasha Wodak Claims Race Roster Spring Run Off 8km
Natasha Wodak’s first race after surgery on her foot three months ago proved successful as the 35 year old Canadian Olympian handily won the Race Roster Spring Run Off 8km today in Toronto’s High Park

(Business Insider) Extreme Running: 'The Toughest Footrace on Earth' starts this weekend - here's what it's like

(Boston Globe) Athletics: A handful of women ignored Iranian orders by running Tehran marathon outdoors alongside men

(Canada Running Magazine) Athletics: Natasha Wodak back from lengthy absence, wins Race Roster Spring Run-Off 8K
Natasha Wodak makes her return to road racing after an absence due to injury while Tristan Woodfine overcomes a shoe gaffe to win the Race Roster Spring Run-Off

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: London Marathon boss Nick Bitel vows to make race a “safe haven from doping” after last year's winner tests positive
Kenya's Ol;ympic champion Jemima Sumgong provisonally suspended after being busted for banned substance EPO

(Run Ottawa) Athletics: Kenya’s Domenic Ondoro has his eye on the prize at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Olympic Champ Centrowitz Still Learning How To Run The 1500
He may be the Olympic gold medalist in the metric mile, but Matthew Centrowitz admits he is still learning how to run the 1500

(The Herald) Athletics: Doug Gillon: Miguel Francis' arrival sparks the 'plastic Brit' debate once again

(IAAF) Athletics: Five highlights from past IAAF World Relays

(Competitor) Athletics: The Top 23 Elite Athletes To Watch In The 2017 Boston Marathon

(ITU) Triathlon: Andrea Hewitt wins second straight WTS in Gold Coast
Mario Mola still finds Gold Coast a happy hunting ground

(Run Blog Run) Drugs in Sport: News of Jemima Sumgong's positive test for EPO shocks and disturbs Kenyan athletes

(The Star) Athletics: Jepkesho tipped to dominate Paris Marathon
Kenyan Olympian Visiline Jepkesho starts favourite as she leads a star-studded Kenyan line-up in tomorrow’s Paris Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Can He Make It 50? Boston Marathon Streaker Goes For One More Finish
He started when he was barely legal and now Ben Beach is prepared to cross the finish for the 50th consecutive time

(The Star) Athletics: Sumgong saga to stall world series
The Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) will hold back on naming a women’s champion until after the conclusion of the doping case involving series leader Jemima Sumgong

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: London Marathon boss warns abuse of performance-enhancing drugs is at 'significant level' due to cash on offer
* Kenyan Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for blood booster
* If she requests he 'B' sample is also tested and it is positive Sumgong faces a two-year ban at least and could lose almost $1million
* ‘I wouldn’t say (cheating) is extensive but it’s at a significant level' said London Marathon boss David Bedford
* He is pleased extra testing not only worked but seems to have caught a big star

Athletics: ‘Mayor of Running’ Bart Yasso to Speak at Historic Half Celebration Breakfast
Historic Half video also released as event marks 10th year in Fredericksburg, VA on May 21

(Scotsman) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp aims to fly flag for Scotland at 2018s Games

Race Roster Spring Runoff - Toronto, ON

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(Spikes) Athletics: Spring Spirit
For fans of distance running, April means one thing: marathons. From Boston to London, Hamburg to Paris, they're about to arrive thick and fast, with some of the sport's heavyweights set to clash at the ultimate distance. Here's your ultimate guide to what's happening, where

(Quartz) Athletics: Adidas is kicking off the era of 3D-printed sneaker production with the Futurecraft 4D

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Tough times for Sumgong after positive doping test
Jemimah Sumgong’s world collapsed on Friday after news she had tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance EPO but the Olympic champion maintained her innocence saying she "trains hard."

(Star-Tribune) Athletics: Minnesota woman takes on North Pole after conquering Antarctica marathon
Race organizers have rifles on hand in case a polar bear shows up

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Feature Friday - To (Lindon) Victor, Belongs The Spoils
"It’s not a flash-in-the-pan event. You can’t get a really good start and get out fast. Or you can’t say the wind was really, really good and that’s why he or she got the record. It’s across 10 events. You have to be incredibly consistent. Everything has to fall in place" - 2012 Olympic silver medalist Trey Hardee

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Senior Russian athletics coach banned for life as CAS sanction four
Alexey Melnikov, former senior coach of the Russian national athletics team, has been banned for life at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

(IAAF) Athletics: Recent marathon winners line up in Rotterdam

(Cloud 259) Athletics: Episode 53 - Olympian Blake Russell makes another run at Boston

(World Marathon Majors) Drugs in Sport: Abbott World Marathon Majors Statement on Jemima Sumgong (Kenya)

Athletics: HAJ Hannover Marathon this Sunday
Course record holder Lusapho April and German record holder Arne Gabius duel in Hannover

(Runner's World) Athletics: Stop Calling Women Runners "Joggers"
(Tansim News Agency) Athletics: Iran’s Moradi Wins International Tehran Marathon
Mohammad Jafar Moradi from Iran claimed the title of the First International Marathon in Tehran, Capital of Iran on Friday

(The Standard) Athletics: Plotting for World Record: Manangoi targets 19-year-old 26:00 record held by Moroccan El Guerrouj

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Who's saying what as Sumgong fails dope test
The athletics world was in shock as news that Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong had tested positive for banned blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO) in an out-of-competition test

(BBC) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee set for half-Ironman in Gran Canaria
Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee will take part in the 70.3 Gran Canaria race as part of a move towards long-distance triathlons

(IAAF) Athletics: Shumi and Gelaw eyeing Ethiopian sweep at Pyongyang Marathon

(CTV) Athletics: Iran holds first international marathon, with no Americans

(IAAF) Athletics: Close battles expected at Paris Marathon

(SGB Media) Athletics: Road Race Finishers Down For Third Straight Year

(VMLM) Drugs in Sport: Statement on Jemima Sumgong's postive drug test from Nick Bitel, Chief Executive of London Marathon Events Ltd

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: What's so special about the Boston Marathon?

(SBS) Drugs in Sport: Olympic champion Sumgong fails drugs test
The athletics world is in shock with defending Olympic women's marathon champion Jemima Sumgong testing positive for banned substance EPO

(Dyestat) Athletics: Olympic High Jump Champion Drouin to Make Decathlon Debut on Friday

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan - Sophie’s success revives Sydney memories
Retracing my steps around Sydney Olympic Park with my daughter proves special

(Outside Online) Athletics: Science of Performance - Has the 2-Hour Marathon Already Been Broken?
Researchers say that when Paula Radcliffe ran a world record 2:15:25 marathon in 2003, she broke the female equivalent of the two-hour marathon

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(BBC) Athletics: Miguel Francis - Great Britain switch will help fulfil my potential
Miguel Francis says he is more likely to fulfil his potential after switching allegiance from Antigua and Barbuda to Great Britain

(NBC) Athletics: NBC Sports to air Diamond League track and field through 2019

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canada’s best to flock to nation’s capital for track championships as country turns 150
This year, Canada's track championships are going to be hosted by the nation's capital on time for the country's 150th birthday

(Pacific Daily News) Athletics: United Airlines Guam Marathon on Sunday

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Olympic sprinting legend Johnson claims athletics always at forefront of tackling doping
Athletics has always been at the forefront of tackling doping, American sprinting legend Michael Johnson has claimed despite the multitude of issues the sport has faced in recent years

(NN) Athletics: NN Group and Global Sports Communication present the NN Running Team
NN Group and Global Sports Communication have launched a unique running partnership. Today, they are presenting the NN Running Team, the first professional running team in the world, bringing a new dimension to running

(RRW) Athletics: Programming Note - Watch RUNNING National for April 2017
The RUNNING National, Athletes in Action series reaches 50 million households in 23 USA states on various FOX Regional Networks

(Toni Reavis) Drugs in Sport: On Making Assumptions, Who’s Clean, Who’s Not

(AI) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan, “surprisingly emotional” upon being upgraded to an Olympic silver medal

(ESW) Athletics: Flying Pig Marathon crowned America’s Rave Race in inaugural RaceRaves tourney
The beloved Cincinnati running event triumphed over 63 challengers - including the Chicago Marathon and Boston Marathon - to hog the spotlight

(BBC) Athletics: Miguel Francis - Antigua and Barbuda sprinter switches allegiance to Britain
Miguel Francis, who clocked the world's seventh fastest 200m of 2016, will run for Great Britain after switching allegiance from Antigua and Barbuda
(The Telegraph) Exclusive: New British sprint convert Miguel Francis insists he is proud to wear GB vest after controversial nationality switch

(Sorts Illustrated) Athletics: pInside look: Joyciline Jepkosgei’s training ahead of half marathon world record finish
After Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four records at the Prague Half Marathon last weekend, her husband and coach Nicholas Koech shares details on her training plan, weekly mileage and potential marathon debut

(IAAF) Athletics: Jepkosgei heads the field at Gifu Half Marathon

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Authorities to use eye in the sky for Boston Marathon Monday

(IAAF) Athletics: Van Niekerk to race over 300m in Ostrava

(Outside Online) Athletics: To Break the 2-Hour Marathon, Runners Will Have to Change the Way They Fuel
The record attempt will depend as much on the runners' food and hydration strategies as their speed and stamina

(Spikes) Athletics: "Enjoy the experience"
Heptathlon heroine Nafi Thiam knows how to keep her cool on the world’s biggest stage. The Olympic champion shares some of her best tips

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics: Overwhelming numbers for the IAAF World Relays
Countries have up until Aoril 10 to register their athletes

(IAAF) Athletics: Olympic champions Rohler and Bartoletta confirmed for Kawasaki

(BT) Triathlon: Stimpson set for Gold Coast sprint
Jodie Stimpson is the sole British competitor at the ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast this weekend. She started the Series with silver in Abu Dhabi last month, and will hope to find a turn of speed on the sprint distance course at the Commonwealth Games 2018 venue this weekend

(Independent.IE) Drugs in Sport: Treacy - IOC can't speak with any credibility

(Denver Post) Athletics: "I get harassed... but I know the truth." Kara Goucher opens up about life as an anti-doping whistle-blower
Colorado runner Kara Goucher and her husband, Adam, reported running icon Alberto Salazar to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

(Kansas City Business Journal) Athletics: KC's iconic marathon gains new title sponsor

(IAAF) Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei - front-running her way into the record books

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Portland-based distance runner Mohammed Ahmed has the soul of poet and the heart of a champion

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NAIA Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 1

(IAAF) Athletics: Host nation names 31 athletes for IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

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Athletics: Sacramento to host U.S. Marathon Championships at California International Marathon
Race organizers announce dynamic prize purse to attract top U.S. talent<

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Viola Kibiwot set for marathon debut in Hamburg

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Trucks and drones will be added to security net for Boston Marathon

(ABC) Athletics: Women to run apart from men in Tehran's first marathon

Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Takes Flight to China with United Airlines
United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Chengdu Marathon to take place on Sunday, October 29, 2017 - Agreement elevates United Airlines as global airline sponsor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

(RRW) Athletics: EXCLUSIVE - Boston By Meb - In His Own Words
On April 17, Meb Keflezighi will race from Hopkinton to Boston for the final time as an elite athlete, closing a tremendous Boston Marathon career than has spanned more than a decade

(USA Today) Olympics: Los Angeles' Olympics campaign got a lot of likes from unlikely place

(IAAF) Athletics: Olympic medallists Kirwa and Tola to run in Istanbul

(FloTrack) Athletics: Rotterdam Marathon Preview
The Rotterdam Marathon will be awesome!

(WBT) Athletics:Ahead of first Iran marathon, unclear if Americans joining

(Running USA) Athletics: BMW Dallas Marathon Builds on Success with Announcement of New Programming for 2017
Second year with title partner BMW of North America will feature additional events and race weekend challenges culminating on marathon day Sunday, December 10

(The Guardian) Athletics: Athletics’ nationality debate to reignite as Miguel Francis swaps Antigua for GB
Usain Bolt training partner chooses to run for Great Britain - Francis ran in 2015 World Championships for Antigua and Barbuda

(The Telegraph) Triathlon: Jenson Button disqualified from Ironman Triathlon championships for speeding on bike

(IAAF) Athletics: Sensational sprints in store in Shanghai - IAAF Diamond League

(DaijiWorld) Athletics: Kenya' s Kibiwot to make marathon debut in Germany

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Makau pulls out of Boston as injury nightmare recurs

(IndieGoGo) Athletics: We Run New York
We Run New York is a docu-series focusing on different running groups and/or individuals within New York City’s diverse running scene. Each episode will have an overarching theme (e.g. immigration, community, gentrification, tradition). The goal is to highlight the more humble and unassuming qualities of each episode’s subject matter, such as the daily routine and struggle of a runner in an environment seemingly inhospitable to one, rather than focusing only on flashy success stories

(USA Today) Athletics: Tergat gets support of federations to be Kenya Olympic head

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong doping doctor given 18-month suspended prison sentence
Michele Ferrari given suspended sentence for his involvement in biathlon doping scandal

(The Guardian) Athletics: Schedule revealed a year out from Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Sally Pearson could highlight in 100m final hurdles on 13 April - 2018 event boasts biggest program in Games history

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Jamaica finds true heir to Usain Bolt's throne – record-breaking 12-year-old sprinter Brianna Lyston

(Capital FM) Athletics: Aprot targets podium finish in London World Championships
Having missed the podium at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the women’s 10,000m, Alice Aprot says she has learnt from her mistakes and will be looking to return stronger at the IAAF World Championships to be held in London from August 4-13

(Chicago Business Journal) Athletics: United Airlines inks sponsorship deal for Rock 'n' Roll marathon in China

(Runner's World) Athletics: An Insider’s Guide to Boston During Marathon Weekend
The best places to eat, do a shakeout run, and explore the city

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(Track & Field News) Athletics: Bolt has had multiple triples, but think about Lewis’s quads

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU President, Marisol Casado, elected to the ASOIF Council
The International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce that President Marisol Casado has been elected to the Council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) at the General Assembly held in Aarhus, Denmark

(ESW) Women in Sport: Oiselle Launches Sports Bra Donation Program For Middle School Girls In Need
Women’s Athletic Apparel Company Aims to Donate Product and Provide Education at the Age When Many Girls Drop Out of Sports

Athletics: Women Run the Cities Added to Twin Cities In Motion Family of Events
Race Founders MNCREW to Serve as Planning and Execution Partner

(Yorkshire Post) Alistair Brownlee undecided over Commonwealth Games marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA Outdoor National Athletes of the Week

(IAAF) Athletics: Rotich and Bett lead Kenyan squad for Nassau

(Global Voices) Athletics: Ugandan Races in Jamaican Competition, Raising Questions About Patriotism, Team Loyalty

Triathlon: The European triathlon season starts on Sunday at the Triathlon de Portocolom
As a tradition, Portocolom hosts a full sport weekend for 1,000 athletes with two races on Sunday under the fun formats 55.5 and 111 (1km swimming, 100km cycling, and 10km running, and just the half of the distances for the 55.5)

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Michelle Jenneke doesn't plan to change for anyone
The hurdler's good looks and trademark dance before each race have made her a marketing dream but her performances on the track haven't always been so excitable

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Collegiate Weekend

(Oregon Live) Athletics: NOP coach Alberto Salazar talks about Jordan Hasay, Galen Rupp

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenya set to add to past successes at Nairobi IAAF World U18
Ever since the inaugural edition in 1999 when they topped the medals table, Kenya has been a dominant force at the IAAF World U18 Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: Athletes’ medical data at risk after IAAF suffers alleged Fancy Bears cyber attack
Sebastian Coe apologises to athletes for data breach - Information taken concerned applications by athletes for TUEs

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha - Christian Taylor Among Multiple Olympic Medallists To Line-Up
Rio 2016 Olympic gold and silver medallists also confirmed for men’s 400m hurdles which features Qatar’s rising star Abdulrahman Samba

(BT Sport) Drugs in Sport: WADA - Russian athletes had highest number of anti-doping violations in 2015
Bodybuilding was the sport with the most drug cases in 2015, with 270

(Olympic Stats) Drugs in Sport: 2008-2012 Doping Re-Tests - An Update

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Joan Chelimo aims at 15km race in France after Berlin victory

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: On the Jamaican clenbuterol positives - A procedural failure and credibility black hole
(Sportschau) IOC Sweeps Test Results under the Carpet
During re-analysis from the 2008 Olympic Games, several urine samples from Jamaican athletes drew the testers’ attention – they contained clenbuterol, a highly effective doping substance. But the International Olympic Committee would not pursue the cases further and has dropped the investigations. And even admits:it’s not only Jamacians who are involved

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics: The Bahamas to be represented by 31 at the world relays

(IAAF) Athletics: El Abbassi and Nyirarukundo win at Berkane Half Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Four World Records Fall During Prague Half Marathon
Joyciline Jepkosgei became the first woman to break 65 minutes for 13.1 miles, running 4:56 per mile pace

(Spikes) Athletics: Comeback Queen
Canada's Kate Van Buskirk had to walk the darkest of paths to get back where she is today - healthy, happy... and fast

(Pulse) Athletics: Meet the 12-year-old Jamaican sprinter set to rival Usain Bolt
Brianna Lyston is on her to becoming the world's next super star

(IAAF) Athletics: Kenya set to add to past successes at IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: IOC accused of failing to investigate positive drugs tests - including by Jamaican sprinters - from 2008 Olympics

(IAAF) Athletics: Coe praises innovative plan for 2019 World Cross Country Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Rutherford set for crucial test in London ahead of world title defence

(Sport24) Athletics; Kenyan star prepares 'crazy' sub-2 marathon bid
As dawn breaks over the foothills of the Rift Valley, Eliud Kipchoge's feet beat a steady rhythm along ochre trails and his mind is still, undaunted by a goal many think impossible

(The Times-Tribune) Athletics: Scranton woman, 36, dies after collapsing at half marathon finish line

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse helps Canada's relay team to world-leading 4x100
Quartet win double gold at Florida Relays on Saturday

(MIrror) Athletics: James Ellington recalls fearing for his life after horror motorbike crash "left bones hanging out everywhere"
Ellington was left with serious injuries but is targeting a return to action by the start of next year

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Coe apologises to athletes after IAAF data theft attack by Fancy Bears'
International Association of Athletics Federations President Sebastian Coe has apologised after several athletes' therapeutic use exemption (TUE) data was stolen after the organisation was the victim of a cyber attack by hacking group Fancy Bears'

(The Post and Courier) Athletics: Kenyan-born American Shadrack Kipchirchir wins 40th Cooper River Bridge Run

(IAAF) Athletics: My greatest challenge - Maurice Greene

Triathlon: Athletes Back Home Inspire Coach To South Beach Triathlon Victory
Santiago Ascenco has been competing in triathlons for 23 years, tackling more than 400 of them all over the world

(NZ Herald) Triathlon:Murray, Zaferes triumph in New Plymouth

(Times Now) Drugs in Sport: Banned drug found in Jamaican sprinters' 2008 samples - report
Small amounts of the banned substance clenbuterol have been retroactively found in the samples of Jamaican sprinters at the 2008 Olympic Games, according to a report on Sunday

(AW) Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei reflects on world record run in Prague
The Kenyan talks about her journey from unknown athlete to world record-breaker

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Athletics: Nicole Esplin Wins Her First Big Race at the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon
Edwin Kibowen placed first in the men’s half marathon - Estuardo Novales and Stephanie Knast took first in the men’s and women’s marathon

Athletics: Stanley Kebenei And Hiwot Gebrekidan Win 2017 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
After 25-year drought, American men celebrate back-to-back victories in PRRO Circuit Race

Athletics: Gebremeskel Secures Record Fifth Win at the Carlsbad 5000
Violah Lagat takes first for the women in close finish; over 9,000 runners participate in annual ‘Party by the Sea’

Athletics: Braun and Kibii race to SACTOWN Run titles
Race raises $250,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

Athletics: Thousands of Runners Kick off the Spring Running Season at the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Grant Park turned green as defending champion, Stephen Sambu, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., sprinted away from the men's field, breaking the tape in the event's sixth fastest time ever, 22:47

Athletics: Late-entrant Joan Melly takes surprise victory while fellow-Kenyan Gilbert Masai wins at Berlin Half-Marathon
While Masai was among the top favourites, late-entrant Joan Melly was an unexpected winner.

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Give Us The Story!
It is a measure of how much long distance running has jogged its way into public consciousness over recent decades that the BBC Radio 4 national news on Saturday morning culminated – admittedly in a spot reserved for amusing items – with news that the organisers of the south coast of England race, the Brighton Half-Marathon had apologised, having discovered that the course has been 500 yards (c150m) short for the last three years. And no, it wasn’t an April Fools’ joke

(AP) Athletics: Marathoners aren't miserly - They'll spend $192M in Boston

(The Times*) Athletics: Slice of my life - Jessica Ennis-Hill
Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill, 31, has happy memories of good home-cooked food, but still found snacking on sweets helpful during training

Athletics: Double Win for Ethiopia: Shura Kitata Tola (2:07:30) and Rahma Tusa (2:27:23). Handbiker Zanardi took the 6th victory at Rome Marathon
Ethiopian runners took a double win at the 23th Acea Maratona di Roma, held today in a heavy rainy day
(IAAF) Kitata clocks second-fastest time in Rome while Tusa retains title

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run Awards 2017 Les Kinion Outstanding Service Award To Michelle Carter In Recognition Of Her Tireless Dedication To The Runner's Rite Of Spring
Award Honors the Memory of Longtime Race Volunteer Les Kinion

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Steve Magness Interview: Coach to Olympians, Author, Science Buff
Steve Magness doesn’t mind being referred to as a bit of a science nerd. When it comes to the science of running there are very few around with knowledge to match

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Scientific experts obtain proof enabling Russia to appeal WADA’s meldonium penalty
"All athletes’ samples will be studied again, and doping charges will be lifted," a Russian official said

(ITU) Triathlon: Repeat wins for Katie Zafares and Richard Murray at New Plymouth World Cup

(IAAF) Athletics: Rotich and Kisorio land Kenyan double in Daegu

(ESPN) Cycling: British cyclist Mike Hall dies during Australian endurance race

(IAAF) Athletics: Tears of joy as Pearson crowns successful comeback at Australian Championships

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Why the sinister past of women athletes will haunt Laura Muir

(IAAF) Athletics: Arevalo wins again in Rio Maior

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Sanders, Lawrence Impress at 70.3 Oceanside

(BBC) Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei: Kenyan breaks four world records at Prague Half Marathon
Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four world records as she stormed to victory at the Prague Half Marathon

(USATF) Athletics: Schwarzman makes $2.5 million gift to USATF Foundation in support of elite track & field athletes

(IAAF) Athletics: Veteran Mungara takes on newcomer Ekiru in Milan
The 17th EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon will see a clash of youth and experience as organisers hope that the course record of 2:07:53, set by Duncan Kibet in 2008, will be broken at the IAAF Bronze Label Race on Sunday

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle - Chicago, IL

Berlin Half Marathon - Germany

Cherry Blossom 10 Mile - Washington, DC

Rome Marathon - Italy

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(Daily Relay) Athletics: What Should We Expect From Two High School Stars?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyegon Bett lights up Kasarani
World Junior 800m champion Kipyegon Bett outclassed a strong field to win his 800m race during the national trials for the World Relay Championships on Saturday at Kasarani

(BBTM) Athletics: Executive Order Establishes Mile as America’s Official Distance
President Trump’s edict officially recognizes storied distance’s embedded place in the country’s cultural DNA and history

(German Road Races) Athletics: The Lessons of the Past Are Not "Outdated" - Real Talk From Yuki Kawauchi on "Taking on the World" - Part 3
Part three in a three-part series written by Yuki Kawauchi and published by Sportsnavi

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Half marathon time barriers the targets in Berlin on Sunday
Two significant half marathon time barriers are targeted in Sunday’s Berlin Half Marathon. While the men’s favourites from Kenya intend to go sub 60 minutes on the very flat loop course right through the heart of the German capital the top women runners plan for a pace that leads to finishing times under 70 minutes. Exactly 34,004 runners entered the 37th edition of the Berlin Half Marathon, which is Germany’s biggest and fastest race at the distance

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Someone please break the hour run American Record

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: The future of XC is at stake - again!
Ladies and Gentleman, we present for your entertainment a battle for one of the heavyweight titles of athletics – the world cross-country championships

(RRW) Athletics: Jepkosgei Sets Four Pending World Records At Sportisimo Prague Half-Marathon
Running through the cobblestone streets here with her top rival just a few meters behind, Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei not only ran a pending world record for the half-marathon of 1:04:52 --becoming the first woman ever to break 65 minutes-- but improbably broke the IAAF-ratified records for 10-K, 15-K and 20-K along the way

April Running Trivia Quiz

(IAAF) Athletics: Jepkosgei breaks four world records at Prague Half Marathon
(Daily Nation) Joyciline Jepkosgei shatters World Half Marathon record

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Official Causes Chaos In Men's 1500m Race In The US

(The Standard) Athletics: Don't judge us says former Kenyan stars
Athletes who have switched nationalities mainly because of better pay say they made the right move and have no regrets

(Jamaica Observer) Drugs in Sport: Attorney confident of clearing Spencer’s name
American sport attorney Paul Greene said he is confident that his client, Jamaica’s 2014 Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion, Kaleise Spencer, will be vindicated when her anti-doping rule violation case is heard on May 15

Athletics: Philadelphia Marathon Registration Opens April 1st
10% Discount for Runners Who Register During First Three Days

(Outside Online) Health and Fitness: What's Really at Stake in the Adidas V. Asics Fitness Tracker Lawsuit?
Patent battles playing out in court over our personal data will decide which companies will steer the future of personalized health

Athletics: U.S. Olympians Headline 2017 Carlsbad 5000
Thrilling U.S.-Ethiopia Silver Medalist Duel Expected in men’s professional race

(USATF) Athletics: Bob Lida sets two world records at WMA Indoor Championships to earn USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(IAAF) Athletics: Kwambai aiming for Daegu’s first ever repeat win

Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon - Czech Republic

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