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  April 30, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Ottey’s first sub-11 seconds run
When Merlene Ottey settled into her blocks on April 28, 1985, for the 100 metres at the Mount San Antonio College (Mt Sac) Relays, she was poised to make history, and she did. The slim Ottey cracked the 11- second barrier for Jamaica, opening a portal for many to follow

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Chris Weiller - Slow The Pace
Carrie chats with Chris Weiller, the Senior Vice President of Media, Public Relations & Professional Athletics with the New York Road Runners! They chat about NYRR’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, the future of races, helping the youth during this hard time, and Chris’ inspiring weight loss journey

(RRW) Athletics: New Balance Falmouth Road Race To Be Run "At Home" This Year
For the first time in its 47-year history, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race won't be held on the famous coastal, 7-mile course from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights this August

(Beach2Beacon) Athletics: TD Beach to Beacon 10K scheduled for August 1 has been cancelled due to COVID-19

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Elijah Manangoi Interview: Commonwealth 1500m Champ
Elija Manangoi chats about training and life during Covid 19

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: DCI officers investigating doping claims in Iten

(VMLM) Athletics: FAQs for the rescheduled 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 4 October

(EA) Athletics: Italian athletes get the chance to bounce back quickly with assistance from Mondo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Precious family time dulls Rudisha’s pain of missing ‘big comeback’

(Japan Running News) Athletics: 2020 Fukuoka Marathon Canceled
Race was scheduled for November 8

(RRW) Athletics: Summer Road Races Facing Cancellation Due to COVID-19
July and August looked safe just a month ago for holding events, but event organizers are realizing that there is still too much uncertainty due to the COVID-19 crisis to fully plan for races in late June, July and August

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: UK Athletics hands over report into handling of scandal
UK Athletics has handed over the full 2015 report into the handling of the Alberto Salazar scandal to UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after repeated requests
(The Guardian) UK Athletics hands Ukad review into Farah’s relationship with Salazar
Report is said to include details of Mo Farah’s training data - UKAD had previously seen only an edited executive summary
(The Telegraph) UK anti-doping receive UK Athletics report into relationship with Alberto Salazar
Report understood to include Sir Mo Farah's medical data from his time with disgraced coach

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(BBC) Athletics: Derek Graham won medal for Ireland in 1966 but soon was banned from racing south of the border
"In Dublin, they were happy to see the Irish vest winning races particularly against the English. The atmosphere was great. To have all that taken away from me in 1967….it was terrible. That was the beginning of the end for me anyway - whatever about the virus I got in 1970."

(WA) Athletics:Faster and slower - Japanese athletics in days of uncertainty

(Irish Times) Endurance Sports: Sonia O’Sullivan: Some blood boiling on the pandemic tracks
We can all slow down and be more observant of others out getting their daily exercise

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: UK Athletics finally hand over full review of Sir Mo Farah's relationship with disgraced coach Alberto Salazar to UK Anti-Doping
* UK Anti-Doping launched attack on UK Athletics over failure to share full report
* Review holds extensive details of Sir Mo Farah's relationship with Alberto Salazar
* It contains 38 interviews plus Farah's data and it has now been handed over
* UKAD will be keen to learn if it sheds light on now closed Nike Oregon Project

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 245: Jordan Hasay
Jordan Hasay returns to the podcast for a third time! I have been wanting to talk with Jordan since the fall and am excited to have finally had the opportunity to talk with her. Many would have said she was a favorite going into the Olympic Trials Marathon if she was healthy and ready to race but she walked away finishing 26th. You’ll hear about what happened during the trails, how she felt and how she’s feeling post race. We also talk a little bit about how she’s been feeling since the separation from her long term coach Alberto Salalzar and how it’s been working with her new coach, Paula Radcliffe

Global News) Athletics: Edmonton Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19, organizers say race may face changes because of pandemic

Athletics: adidas Boost Boston Games rescheduled to May 23, 2021
North America's only street-meet moves to 2021 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

(Running USA) Athletics: Denver's Colfax Marathon is Cancelled

(The Guardian) Athletics: My favourite game: geek in golf cap stuns world at 1972 Olympics
Dave Wottle’s charge from last place to win an improbable gold medal in the 800m is a hidden gem

(EA) Athletics: Belarus to stage a long distance shot put clash on Thursday

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: The 4-Second Workout
Intense bursts of exercise throughout the day may have surprising metabolic benefits

(Evening Standard) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics not contingent on Covid-19 vaccine, says IOC member John Coates

(BBC) Athletics: The four-minute mile - in Bannister's own words

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Why Hard Exercise Feels Worse When You’re Alone
New research explores why you go slower and feel worse, even though you’re pushing as hard as usual

(Team GB) Triathlon: Relaxed Holland slowing down the pace during lockdown

(Daily Mail) Athletics: World Athletics creates £400,000 fund for athletes suffering after missing out on appearance fees and prize money due to coronavirus crisis
* The European Athletics Championships has been cancelled due to coronavirus
* There is no decision on the British Championships due to take place in August
* They would have been used by athletes to qualify for the European tournament
* Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

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(Tri247) Triathlon: PTO announces $1million World Championship at Challenge Daytona

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles — Part 1, The High School Years

(Time) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics Will Be 'Difficult' to Hold Unless There's a Coronavirus Vaccine, Japan Medical Association Says

( Drugs in Sport: IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

(RRW) Athletics: OPINION - Marathon Race Directors Should Reexamine Their Time Bonuses
With no action on the field of play and many events cancelled, this is a good time for marathon race directors to re-think different aspects of how their events are organized

(Mirror) Olympics: Olympic chief warns Tokyo Games will be "scrapped" if they can't take place next year
The Tokyo Olympics have already been put back by 12 months - and boss Yoshiro Mori says another delay will cause them to be scrapped altogether

(BBC) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson on Olympic adjustments
Katarina Johnson-Thompson tells BBC Radio 5 Live how she's coping with the uncertainty around the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and whether it will take place at all next yea

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics creates fund to support athletes during the pandemic

Athletics: PRRO Circuit Postpones Season, Championship Due to COVID-19 Impacts
Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon to open 2021 PRRO Circuit season; 2021 Boilermaker 15K to present 25th PRRO Championship with $10,000 PRRO Super Bonus available

(Nairobi News) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge struggling to train alone

CTolleRun) Athletics: LIVE Treadmill Workout With Olympian Carrie Tollefson/A>

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 109 with Mike Smith
"When I look at an athlete, the way I see an athlete, how they see themselves, how they feel about themselves, where they are in their lives, that’s going to show up on the track way more than the training, right? The training is only going to be in line with the athlete when those other places are in check. You can maybe fake it and get by for a little while but ultimately those things are going to reveal themselves more than the workouts, and the mile(age), whatever, any of that stuff. So, how people are feeling is, to me, the first part that you have to tackle as an athlete, then you can nerd out on workouts. But to get that order wrong, I think, you’re going to be dumbfounded at the lack of results."

(iRun) Athletics: Life Without Racing, by Reid Coolsaet
Reid Coolsaet is a two-time Olympian for Canada in the marathon

(Guardian NG) Athletics: I don’t need a dime from Okagbare, estranged husband opens up

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Salazar review head Sarah Rowell to step down from UK Athletics board
Sarah Rowell, who led UK Athletics' 2015 internal review into its handling of the Alberto Salazar scandal, is to step down from the governing body's board a year earlier than planned

(USATF) Athletics: Mason Finley - Q&A
Athletes are still keeping busy, but finding time to answer a few questions for us to help their fans get to know them better. This is our seventh installment with 2016 Olympian and 2017 World Championship bronze medalist in the discus, Mason Finley

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Exclusive! Eliud Kipchoge’s unstoppable marathon mindset, the Olympics, and world records
The Olympic champion reveals views on Tokyo 2020 and 2020 London Marathon coronavirus postponements in an exclusive interview

(WHOTV) Athletics: Karissa Schweizer Talks Going Pro; Postponement of Summer Olympics

(ABC) Athletics: Adidas earnings slammed by virus, online sales picking up
Adidas says its earnings plunged in the first quarter as the virus outbreak closed 70% of its global store base

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(EA) Athletics: Czech athletics season due to recommence on 1 June

(CBC) Triathlon: Tyler Mislawchuk ready to compete virtually in Triathlon Canada World Series
World No. 5 ranked triathlete will race from his home in Oak Bluff, Man

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya insists activities have not been reduced
The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has warned athletes that its testing programme has not been "scaled down" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

(Science of Running) Athletics: A Track and Field New World Order: Make Track Great Again

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Ibigawa Marathon Organizers Produce Masks From Bib Numbers

(BA) Athletics: Year 2002 Throwback: The World Stops For Radcliffe
Our series of flashbacks to memorable British moments in the sport since the year 2000 steps on to 2002 this week - and what a 2002 it was for one athlete in particular. Move over ‘Plucky Paula’, enter Paula the Great!

(XinhuaNet) Athletics: Kipchoge aims to live another Olympic dream in Tokyo

(Kingston Whig-Stanrad) Triathlon: K-Town Triathlon faces possible cancellation

(Denver Post) Athletics: Running industry walloped by COVID-19, and it may take years to recover
Races in the busiest season of the year have been canceled or postponed while retail sales plummet

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: CAS verdict on Russian coach Yeremenko’s ban is final; unlikely to be appealed - lawyer
On April 16, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency and issued a four-year suspension against Yeremenko for his attempt to bribe a doping-control officer in 2017

(Washington City Paper Athletics: Do Runners Need to Wear Face Masks?
People are understandably nervous, and exercising outside has everyone on edge. But shaming one another doesn’t help

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Brogan MacDougall leaves Queen’s, signs with Wisconsin
MacDougall will start her third year of university in the NCAA

(CBC) Athletics: 'Oh no, I spelled it wrong': Nurse runs solo marathon in shape of 'Boston Strog'
‘I think it's a great comic relief in this stressful period,’ says Lindsay Devers

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World beater Chelimo a village farmer on the side

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Inside My Bubble: Eliza McCartney talks about her challenges after injury

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(The Star) Athletics: Stanchart Marathon Prize Money increased
* The 17th edition of Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon returns to Nyayo National Stadium as 42km prize money increase to Sh2m
* Cheats put on the spot. Ngare intimating that this year there will be the use of chip technology to track route and time

(France24) Olympics: Paris 2024 Olympics plans 'obsolete' - IOC member Drut

(Toronto Sun) Drugs in Sport: Trying time for the anti-doping movement

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: How big brother Alistair inspired Jonny Brownlee to be an Olympian
Having the perfect role-model so close to home is what gave Jonny Brownlee the belief he could one day become an Olympian and a world champion

(RTE) Athletics: Chairman Coghlan of the Boards

(AW) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele talk training and sub-2
The two distance running greats had been set to go head-to-head in the London Marathon on Sunday

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: ou Relays Got a Hold On Me
Letting go of this weekend’s Penn Relays, canceled by COVID-19 for the first time in their 125-year history, will sting harshly. By carrying on through past wars and national emergencies, the annual track and field extravaganza has enthralled millions, legitimized the sport in the U.S. and advanced racial integration

(BBC) Athletics: Why we love the London Marathon
BBC Sport reflects on everything we love about the London Marathon as this year's race is postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak

(WA) Athletics: 10 iconic moments from the London Marathon

(Jamaica Gleaner) Drugs in Sport: Dopers beware! - Coe warns drug cheats that testing systems will be fully functional soon

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Eleanor Davis should have been running the London Marathon and chasing her dream of representing Team GB... instead she's working as a full-time doctor on a coronavirus ward at a hospital in Stockport
* Eleanor Davis normally works as a part-time doctor to focus on running dream
* Davis has now had to reverse her roles after joining fight against coronavirus
* The long distance runner believes it's 'inevitable' she will contract virus on ward
* Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
(The Guardian) Olympic hopeful Eleanor Davis puts Tokyo ambition on hold to save lives
The athlete intended to spend Sunday running the London Marathon but will be on a Covid-19 ward helping patients

Virgin Money London Marathon - UK

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(AW) Athletics: Athletics’ return may require creativity, says Jos Hermens
The former athlete turned sports manager on how elite-only or time trial races could allow athletes an autumn season

(Sport24) Athletics: Tokyo delay may harm Asher-Smith's chances, says former Olympian

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mark Dry: Hammer thrower seeks help to overturn four-year ban
Hammer thrower Mark Dry has written to governing bodies asking that they take his anti-doping case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport as he continues to try to clear his name

(Running USA) Athletics: Akron Marathon Cancels Summer Races and Announces Donation

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 244: Keira D’Amato
Keira D’Amato placed 15th at the Olympic Marathon Trials and ran a 30 second PR in Atlanta of 2:34:24 just 5 months after running a 6 minute PR in Berlin!

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Sprint legend Usain Bolt tells athletes to stay fit
In an Instagram Live session with Colin Jackson, the Jamaican great recollects the 2016 season and reveals what pushed him to end his Olympic career on a hig

(247Sports) Athletics: Postponed Olympics won't stop Ole Miss' Sam Kendricks

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Indian middle-distance runner given four-year doping ban
Indian middle-distance runner Jhuma Khatun has been given a four-year doping ban after testing positive for a prohibited substance

(Fast Running) Athletics: Chris and Julia Finill - Ever Presents
In 1995 a band of 42 men were inducted into an exclusive club - The London Marathon Ever Presents. 10 of them remain

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Joyce Smith on winning first two London Marathons nearly 40 years ago as mother of two and running again in her 80s
Exclusive interview: Joyce Smith won first two editions of London Marathon women's race in '81 and '82 when she was a mum of two in her 40s

(Sky Sports) Athletics: What's next for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce?

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir: Scottish middle-distance runner open to career in coaching
A move into coaching at the end of her running career "has crossed my mind," says Scotland's five-time European champion Laura Muir

(Sky Sports) Athletics: London Marathon organisers in talks to clarify if race will count towards Olympic qualification
This year's race has been re-scheduled for October 4

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir on learning how to push herself
Scotland’s multiple world indoor and European medallist shares insight into her coaching relationship with Andy Young

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Tomorrow was to have seen the 40th London Marathon, but for Hugh Brasher, who helped his father and race founder Chris as a 16-year-old in 1981, it remains a symbol of unity
* The 40th London Marathon was forced to be cancelled due to coronavirus
* Hugh Brasher, son of race founder Chris, helped his father as a 16-year-old
* The event has raised over £1billion since it began with over a million finishers
* Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

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MercyHealth Glass City Marathon - Toledo, OH

  April 24, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Down Goes Berlin
One of the very first lessons a good coach arms an athlete with is the wisdom to have realistic expectations

(Women Run Canada) Athletics: Andrea Seccafien
he current Canadian record holder in the women's half marathon, Andrea Seccafien is a dedicated athlete who is killing it and just getting started in reaching for her big goals. Currently living in Australia and training with the Melbourne Track Club, Andrea is splitting her focus between the road and her track specialty of the 5,000. She talks with me about coming back from injury, racing in Japan and what makes living in Australia so awesome

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sandi Morris Takes Her Warmups Seriously—and So Should You
The Olympic pole vaulter shared how she preps for a heavy lifting workout

(Jerusalem Post) Olympics: Israeli Olympic athletes can return to training
The report also noted that discussions are ongoing regarding the return of professional sports activities

(Asian Review) Athletics: Olympic delay trips up Asics' race against Nike
Athletic-shoe maker postpones launch of latest running shoe

(Guardian.NG) Athletics: Sometimes I really think about running for another country, says Oduduru

(ITU) Triathlon: Edmonton Grand Final to not take place in 2020

(The Telegraph) Athletics: A run with Eliud Kipchoge: Avoiding cows and battling high altitude to train with the world's best
On a mission not to embarrass himself while training with the marathon world record holder, Ben Bloom finds things a bit too hot to handle

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: "You'll get caught", Coe warns cheats during coronavirus pandemic

(Runner's World) Athletics: When Might Racing Return, and What Will It Look Like?
Small events could be held this summer, but normalcy is likely a long way away

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Kipchoge, Bekele fight to stay fit as London Marathon remains in limbo

(WA) Athletics: Remembering the pioneering AAA, as it celebrates its 140th anniversary

(AFP Athletics: Decathlon world champion Mayer missing the open spaces

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon race director admits event may include only elite runners
Hugh Brasher holds out hope for full October race - ‘At the moment, I don’t want to discount anything’
(The Telegraph) London Marathon may only feature elite athletes with no mass race
Race organisers say they are looking at a number of different options for postponed October event depending on social distancing rules

Athletics: California International Marathon Announces New Registration Protection Policy
With uncertainty surrounding large event cancellations, CIM race organizers address COVID-19 concerns

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: Joan Benoit Samuelson on breaking boundaries
You can’t be what you can’t see, and Joan Benoit Samuelson was determined she wouldn’t be seen

(Lyndsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 243: Molly Seidel & Jon Green
Molly Seidel placed second at the Olympic Marathon Trials in her debut marathon in February and in this episode we get to talk to both Molly and her coach Jon Green

(Irish News) Athletics: Olympic runner Ciara Mageean pining for Portaferry more than ever in midst of pandemic

(Sports Examiner) Athletics: When you disassemble Max Siegel’s $4.2 million comp reported for 2018, it all comes back to Nike & the USATF Board

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League plans Norway 'Impossible Games' exhibition
The Diamond League plans to stage a behind-closed doors exhibition event in June after two meetings were called off due to the coronavirus pandemic

(The Telegraph) Athletics: European Athletics Championships cancelled and will not be rescheduled
The French Athletics Federation (FFA) have decided against postponing until next year

(Fast Running) Athletics: Can you be ‘too fit’?
GB International and coach Jo Wilkinson highlights the dangers of having an engine that outstrips your body

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(RRW) Athletics: European Athletics Championships Cancelled
The last major athletics championships which was still on the global calendar for 2020, the European Athletics Championships, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis

(Chicago13.1) Athletics: Statement On The Cancellation Of The Bank Of America Chicago 13.1

(AC) Athletics: Township of Langley to host 2022 and 2023 World Track and Field Trials

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Run for All - Feeding the Frontline MN
Carrie partners with Twin Cities in Motion in the Run For All Fundraiser to support Feeding the Frontline MN!

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chief Mori warns Games cannot be delayed again

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gladys Cherono changes plans after Berlin race cancellation

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Hep-Dasch-lon! Katarina Johnson-Thompson competes in ‘home heptathlon' with her two pet dachshunds

(BBC) Triathlon: When Alistair Brownlee dragged brother Jonny across the finish line
To mark Alistair Brownlee's birthday, BBC Sport looks back to the World Series Grand Final in 2016 when the Olympic triathlon champion helped struggling brother Jonny finish the rac

(ITU) Triathlon: WTS Hamburg and Mixed Relay World Championships 2020, postponed

(SportsMax) Athletics: While pandemic rages, Yohan Blake works towards a return to ‘dangerous form’

(BBC) Athletics: Bekele: 'Coronavirus has taught us to be humble'
Kenenisa Bekele was more than ready to line up this Sunday for the 40th edition of the London Marathon

(Spikes) Athletics: Penn by Gina Procaccio
As a teenager, I remember meeting people at the Penn Relays who’d tell you they’d been there every year for 40 years, never missing a single one

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Blake likes World U-21 idea

(Diamond League) Athletics: Bislett Alliance launches Impossible Games in Oslo
Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Bislett Games will not take place as planned on June 11 in a conventional competition format. The organisers have instead devised an alternative Wanda Diamond League exhibition event: The Impossible Games
(NBC) Olympic champion to compete in his garden as track meet sets alternative format
(CBC) 3 more Diamond League meets disrupted by virus
Prefontaine Classic in Oregon, Paris and Oslo events affected

(Runner's World) Athletics: After Delay, USATF Releases 2018 Tax Information and Reports Big Salary for CEO
The Form 990 was not made publicly available until this week

(WA) Athletics: Sustainability at heart of Budapest’s plans for 2023 World Athletics Championships

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Learn When to Hammer Your Workouts and When to Chill
Analyzing your training distribution can reveal the right balance between hard and easy workouts

(Track and Field News) Athletics: All-Time Women’s World Rankings Leaders
Between them, Irena Szewinska & Marita Koch racked up no fewer than 69 World Rankings appearances and claimed a whopping 28 No. 1s. The Pole scored in no fewer than 6 events (100, 200, 400, 400H, LJ, Hept)

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(Outside Online) Athletics: America's Best Runners' Bar Is Closing
Coogan's was in business for 35 years but fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic

(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles set to drop new album “A Human’s Journey” on Saturday

(EA) Athletics: On this day...Carlos Lopes clocks 2:07:12 in the 1985 Rotterdam Marathon
Few sportspeople have the luxury of retiring on their own terms but Carlos Lopes announced that 1985 would be his last season of international racing and he put away his racing shoes with his reputation very much intact and his legacy enhanced, becoming the first athlete in history to break the 2:08-barrier for the marathon

(China Daily) Olympics: 2021 Tokyo's only chance, says Pound
Senior IOC member believes Games can't be delayed any longer than a year

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Bill Rodgers On-The-Run: Remembering his 1975 Boston Marathon Win

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Ireland's masters athletes jump from chasing gold medals to coping with cocooning
Just over six weeks ago, before everything changed, Ireland’s best masters athletes were gathering in Athlone for the National Indoor Championships

(NY Times) health and Fitness: Older and Stuck at Home? Expert Advice on Fitness
Experts who study exercise and aging offer tips for older adults during the coronavirus lockdown

(BBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: The humble home life in rural Kenya behind remarkable athletic success
In the lush green gardens of Eliud Kipchoge's training retreat in the Kenyan highlands, the greatest distance runner of all time is describing the dusty beginnings to his sparkling career

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Once again, the Boston Marathon offers lessons in crisis response and resilience

(RRW) Athletics: Groner To Raise Funds for Healthcare Workers Via Virtual Marathon
World Championships marathoner Roberta Groner has decided to run the now-cancelled Pittsburgh Marathon virtually on Sunday, May 3, to raise money to provide inspirational buffs to hospital employees

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah leads tributes after death of former UK Athletics chief Neil Black
Former UKA performance director dies aged 60 - Farah: ‘I have lost a good friend ... my heart is broken’
(The Telegraph) Former UK Athletics chief Neil Black dies
A well-respected physiotherapist by trade, Black had spent close to three decades in elite athletics before stepping down six months ago

(ESPN) Olympics: Tokyo organizers, IOC at odds over who pays massive cost for Olympics postponement
An open conflict broke out Tuesday between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee over who will pay for the unprecedented yearlong postponement

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(Runner's World) Athletics: The Chicago Marathon Is Allowing Runners to Cancel Their 2020 Race Entries
Runners who do choose to cancel will have guaranteed entry into the 2021 race

(NY Times) Endurance Sports: What Will Endurance Races Look Like When They Come Back?
Marathons. Cycling Races. Triathlons. So many have been wiped out, but organizers are already planning how to bring them back

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Hopeful for Spring in September
While we wait for tomorrow, we can still appreciate progress

(NBC) Athletics: Berlin Marathon the first major fall marathon to be altered due to coronavirus
(NY Times) Berlin Marathon Is Canceled as Germany Extends Ban on Large Events
The marathon, scheduled for Sept. 27, is one of the first major fall sports events to be lost.

(USATF) Athletics: New dates set for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

(Wired) Athletics: To Run My Best Marathon at Age 44, I Had to Outrun My Past
After 20 years of long-distance competition, I ran my fastest. All it took was tech, training, and a new understanding of my life

(WA) Athletics: Past experiences invaluable for Boston Marathon organisers in moving race to September

(CBC) Olympics:IOC deletes Japanese PM comment from website regarding Olympic costs
Organizing committee says money not discussed when Games were postponed to 2021

(EA) Athletics: Lalova-Collio: "It's been a great journey and I don't want it to end"
European Athletics launched a brand new series on Instagram Live last night called #AtHomeWith which was presented by Great Britain's 2016 European long jump silver medallist Jazmin Sawyers and will feature some of the most recognisable and popular faces in European athletics

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Episode 108: Nate Jenkins
"I honestly was hobbling in and with each mile that went by I’m like, ‘I’m still in the top-10. That’s Uta Pippig who’s cheering on the side of the road over there. I just passed a hobbled Abdi Abdirahman—he’s a 2:08 marathoner. And that guy up in front of me is Meb Keflezighi.’ I remember catching Meb with 800 meters to go and Meb went right back by me, and I had a moment of ‘Oh, the dream was too much.’ And then I said, ‘No, you’re gonna hobble back by him because this is the home stretch of the Olympic Trials and he’s the reigning Olympic silver medalist and that’s the sort of thing you pray for when you’re a kid—to go back and forth with the Olympic silver medalist in the home stretch of the Olympic Trials, what more could you want?’ So I think that was a big part of it, is just that perspective."

(The Star) Athletics: Cheyech reveals how she is beating boredom as sports take back seat
* Athletics is our job but with most activities canceled or postponed, we have no alternative but to do some parenting at home, helping our children with their studies - Cheyech
* However, the family is engaged in small-scale dairy and poultry farming, which Cheyech uses to supplement her reserves

(The Independent) Athletics: Neil Black death: Former UK Athletics performance director dies, aged 60
Long-serving athletics figure died suddenly at the weekend, six months after resigning as the UK Athletics performance director

(CBC) Athletics: From Hopkinton to Boston, Monday's marathon absence seen, felt
Race postponed until Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic

(Runner's World) Athletics: Boston Without the Marathon: Eerie, Empty, and Peaceful Scenes From Patriots’ Day 2020
Rather than buzzing with some 30,000 runners and many more spectators, the Boston Marathon course was deserted

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Track agent Wagner accepts two-year ban and is free to work in athletics again
Track agent Robert Wagner has accepted a two-year suspension after being charged with breaking integrity standards when he told an undercover reporter he could supply them with performance-enhancing drugs

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Mo Farah says Tokyo Olympics postponement could boost his gold medal chances

(SILive) Athletics: Olympics postponement is best medicine for track star Robby Andrews

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(NBC) Athletics: Vashti, Randall Cunningham bid for Olympic sibling history may be more likely in 2021

(AW) Athletics: Exclusive interview: Mo Farah talks training and Tokyo
The 10-time global gold medallist shares insight into his life in lockdown as he refocuses on an Olympic 10,000m title defence in 2021

(CBC) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics unlikely with fans and full participation, says Japanese scientist
'Vaccine will be the game-changer,' according to a Global Health professor

(Tianna Bee) Athletics: Killing Me Softly.
Oh man, last week was kind of rough

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Japanese virus expert "very pessimistic" about Tokyo 2020 taking place next year
Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious diseases at Kobe University, said he is "very pessimistic" about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place next yea

(Keeping Track) Athletics: Women in NCAA Coaching
We talk to five female coaches in the NCAA about their challenges, experiences and why they love the job

(NY Times) Athletics: Running Toward a New World
Masks, bandannas, dogs and distance make up the landscape of exercise in New York City

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: Were you due to run? What activity is filling the void?
This Sunday thousands of runners should have been taking part in the 40th London Marathon

(SCMP) Athletics: Marathon runner Christy Yiu benefits as Olympic qualification resumes in December after Tokyo Games delay
Injury-plagued Yiu has not raced in a marathon after hurting left foot in December
She needs another impressive result to ensure a second Olympic appearance after debut in 2016 Rio Games

(The Sports Examiner) Drugs in Sport: Like a ‘70s disco classic, Kenya and Russia (and others) appear to just keep on dopin’

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Two Olympic hopefuls came from nowhere to qualify for Tokyo, but now their dreams have been dashed

(Runner's World) Athletics: Behind the Scenes of Desiree Linden’s Incredible Boston Marathon Win
Fans called it the most epic women’s race in 122 years. Judge for yourself

Boston Marathon - Boston, MA

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(AP) Athletics: From Hopkinton to Boston, marathon absence is seen and felt

(IOL) Athletics: Two Oceans pain for champ Mthembu
Two Oceans Marathon defending down-run champion, Bongmusa Mthembu, was keen to entrench his dominance in this year’s edition of the competition but the coronavirus stifled his advancement

(Runner's World) Athletics: Bust Marathon Monday Blues by Running the Boston Marathon Virtually
Though the big race was postponed, runners can still journey from Hopkinton to Boylston Street via treadmill with the iFit app

(RRW) Athletics: Opinion - Don't Run The Boston Marathon Route Tomorrow

(The Independent) Athletics; Sir Mo Farah hails ‘incredible’ Captain Tom Moore
Army veteran has raised in excess of £25m for NHS Charities Together

(NY Times) Athletics: Missing Boston, and a Bus Ride, on Marathon Day
There is nothing like the Boston Marathon. Patriots’ Day without the race, and that magical trip to the start line, feels empty

(RRW) Athletics: New Balance Nationals Moved to July
America's national high school track and field championships, the New Balance Nationals Outdoors, has been rescheduled to July due to the corona virus pandemic, the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) announced yesterday

(CBS) Athletics: U.S. Olympian: I Was Disappointed Yet Relieved
Michelle Carter, who won gold in the shot put in 2016, reflects on the Olympics being postponed to 2021

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Yes, Your Tired Mind Is Slowing You Down
New research on mental fatigue suggests that even elite runners perform worse after a 45-minute computer task

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Makhethe Siblings Hammer Their Way Into History Books
Tshepang and Phethisang Makhethe are trailblazers of sorts with their exploits in hammer throwing, an athletics event that doesn't have many black competitors in South Africa

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Japan to Keep MGC Single-Race Olympic Marathon Trials Format for Paris Olympic Team

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Boston Weather: Runners Digest Montage
With a blanket of snow covering the old racecourse, reminding us that the 124th Boston Marathon is currently in a deep freeze till September 14th - God and coronavirus testing willing – we venture once again into the Runners Digest radio show archives for this short aural montage talking about the particularly tricky conditions Mother Nature presents runners with every Patriot’s Day in Boston

(ITU) Triathlon:Visualisation to Planking in Pyjamas: How Katie Zaferes is keeping her head out of water

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon to Let This Year's Entrants Run in Either 2021 or 2022

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Exclusive! Wayde van Niekerk: The best is yet to come
The 400m Olympic champion talks about the world record, recovery and mental toughness: "I am hungrier than before. Sub-43 is definitely where I want to go."

(AW) Athletics: We must support each other, says Haile Gebrselassie
The Ethiopian long-distance running great speaks out about the impact of the coronavirus and what can be done to help

(Runner's World) Athletics: The 13 Most Important Boston Marathons
The race from Hopkinton to Boston has seen it all, including many of the moments etched forever in marathon history

Haspa Hamburg Marathon - Hamburg, Germany

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Swiss runner Wanders very much at home in Iten

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Best Moments From the Last 45 Years of the Boston Marathon
Close races, improbable wins, fast times, and more

(Women's Running) Athletics: The Third Monday in April
Without the Boston Marathon, how do we know it’s spring?

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Inside Lane: How Molly Seidel is Embracing Uncertainty
At just 25-years-old and with only one marathon under her belt, time might be on Seidel’s side as she shifts her focus to prepare for an Olympic Games in 2021

(Sport24) Athletics:Comrades Marathon donates R250 000 to fight coronavirus

(Inside the Games) Endurance Sports: World Athletics forms Outbreak Prevention Taskforce for endurance events
World Athletics has created an Outbreak Prevention Taskforce with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) to provide guidelines for endurance events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

(Metro) Athletics: Adam Gemili: I may be a long way from home but my race is far from run

(RRW) Athletics: Comrades Marathon Postponed "To A Suitable Date"
The ultramarathon, the largest in the world with 16,702 finishers last year, is a "down" run this year from Pietermaritzburg to Durban covering approximately 90 km

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 242: Courtney Dauwalter, Maggie Guterl, Sally McRae
Courtney Dauwalter, Maggie Guterl and Sally McRae- there of the most badass women in Ultra Running join me today for a light hearted fun conversation. Nothing really serious here just good people and good times!

(CBC) Olympics: It's 2021 or never for Tokyo Olympics, says IOC's Dick Pound
Canadian says he doesn't foresee further delay as realistic for the Games

(Outside Online) Running: Inside the Controversial 6-Foot Social-Distancing Study
Last week a paper suggested that runners and cyclists need much more than six feet. The report went viral, and backlash ensued. But there was some legitimate science behind the claims

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport: Athletes banned for doping until 2020 can compete at 2021 Olympics: Athletics Integrity head

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: How New Zealand shot put star Tom Walsh is spending his coronavirus lockdown

(Capital FM) Athletics: Delayed not denied- Kamworor on targets
Despite the postponement of the World Half Marathon Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic, reigning champion Geoffrey Kamworor says his quest for a record fourth consecutive title is only delayed but not denied

(ESPN) Athletics: Project runway: Olympian Morris builds own pole vault setup

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sally Kipyego: Training, Waiting, Hoping for a Fall Marathon
She made her second Olympic team in February but then had to cancel a two-month trip to the U.S.

(Japan Running News) Athletics: JAAF Planning to Hold 10000 m National Championships in December

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(RRW) Athletics: America's Largest Half-Marathon Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Crisis
The Popular Brooklyn Half, America's largest half-marathon in 2019 with 26,841 finishers, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, race organizers said today

(NBC) Athletics: Boston Marathon marathon kicks off Marathon Week on Olympic Channel
The Boston Marathon won’t be held on Patriots’ Day on Monday, but a marathon of recent Boston Marathons will kick off Marathon Week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA instead

(TASS) Athletics: Russia’s track and field athletics body RusAF postpones indefinitely all May tournaments
According to the press service, a decision on the new dates of the five postponed tournaments next month will be made by the executive managing body of the Russian governing body of track and field athletics later in the year

(Daily Maverick) Athletics: Comrades Marathon postponed to unspecified date
It was a case of rather late than never as the 2020 Comrades Marathon was on Friday formally postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and South Africa’s National State of Disaster

(The Sportsman) Triathlon: Reece Barclay: The Stark Truth About Being An IronMan Triathlete
The 28-year old is a professional coach, manager, athlete, and husband

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Coronavirus Is Impacting Running Events
Marathons and other races across the globe are being postponed or canceled. Here’s the latest on what we kno

(RRW) Athletics: Endorsement Contracts Provide Critical Athlete Support During COVID19 Crisis
Although there is no action on the field of play due to the COVID19 crisis, track and field and road running athletes are still receiving critical financial support through their endorsement contracts which allow them to train for when competition reopens, Race Results Weekly has learned

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Virus forces Olympic-chasing steeplechase sisters to run separately

(USATF) Athletics: Gilreath’s hammer record earns her USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: April 17, 1972: Nina Kuscsik becomes first Boston Marathon women’s winner

(The Star) Athletics: US-based Korir wishes he was in Kenya for individual training
* Korir observed that he is unable to train at all, unlike his Kenyan counterparts who can do individual training following the closure of camps
* He added he is facing the most difficult time of his life with the only moved allowed being trip to the grocery store

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Track president Sebastian Coe weighs in on Russian doping, Olympic postponement
Head of World Athletics understands changing landscape amid coronavirus pandemic

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: World Triathlon receive "total support" for freezing Olympic qualification in teleconference with members
World Triathlon claim member nations have expressed “total support” for a principle that the Olympic and Paralympic qualification rankings will not be restarted until fair conditions can be guaranteed for all athletes

(EA) Olympics: Remember when... London staged the 2012 Olympic Games
The year 2012 heralded the third time that London had held the Olympic Games and, as might expected given the fact that the two previous occasions were back in 1908 and 1948, circumstances were very different to the other two times the British capital had been the host for the world’s greatest sports event

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Swiss-based CAS slaps four-year ban on Russian coach for bid to bribe doping inspector
During the 2017 Russian Athletics Championship, runner Yulia Maluyeva tried to dodge her doping test by pretending to feel ill during the test collection procedure while her coach tried to bribe a RUSADA doping-control officer asking him to turn a blind eye to the incident

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Richard Young and Ulrich Haas: Why the postponement of the Tokyo Games cannot modify doping sanctions

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(Slate) Olympics: The Logistical Hell of Postponing the Olympics for One Year
Pushing back the Tokyo Games requires so much, all in the face of an unpredictable pandemic

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Evan Jager - Grinding Through It
Carrie chats with Steeplechaser, Olympian, and American Record Holder Evan Jager! They discuss his silver medal performance in Rio, how it feels to have the Olympics pushed back a year, his training, his goals, and whether or not a Harley Davidson motorcycle is in his future

(Irish Times) Athletics: My favourite sporting moment: When Marcus O’Sullivan ripped up the boards at the Garden
Sonia O’Sullivan on a night at the Millrose Games that helped her chase her dreams

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: New Tour de France 2020 dates officially confirmed as UCI reveals new calendar
Race organiser ASO has confirmed the event will be postponed

(BBC) Athletics: 2.6 Challenge: Mass-participation events to help charities plug £4bn shortfall
Organisers of the UK's major mass-participation events - including the London Marathon - have launched a campaign to help charities plug an expected £4bn income shortfall

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: I am not a sinner of doping, says Wanjiru
Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has come out to plead innocence after he was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) violation under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules

(WA) Athletics: On the rebound from a slate of injuries, Drouin greets Tokyo postponement with cautious optimism

(NY Times) Athletics: Two Olympic Marathoners. Two Lives Turned Around, Then Turned Around Again.
Jacob Riley and Molly Seidel came out of obscurity to qualify for the Olympic Games. Everything about their lives changed. Then it changed again.

(ESPN) Olympics: Herb Douglas, the oldest-living African American Olympic medalist, on this year's postponement

(Japan Running News) Athletics: T-Minus About 100 Days to a National record - Part 3 of Hitomi Niiya's Training for a Half Marathon NR

(BBC) Athletics: Kate Seary: Welsh Athletics has failed athletes after coach Phil Banning abuse conviction
Welsh indoor 1500m champion Kate Seary says Welsh Athletics has failed in its duties after former coach Phil Banning was convicted of abusing girls

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(AP News) Olympics: Delay costs IOC ‘several hundred million’; Japan pays rest

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Noah Lyles among U.S. athletes taking in-home doping tests in COVID-19 world
Athletes timed, temperatures monitored to ensure they're giving samples in real time

(Tri247) Triathlon: Volvo partners with Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee
Volvo Car UK announces triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee as latest brand ambassadors

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Doping Tests Go Virtual. Is It Temporary or a Glimpse of the Future?
The antidoping officials who collect urine and blood samples from athletes can’t work as they usually do during the coronavirus pandemic. In the United States, the testers are trying to take their work online

(Wired) Endurance Sports: Are Running or Cycling Actually Risks for Spreading Covid-19?
An unpublished study went viral after a research team warned that respiratory droplets may travel more than 6 feet during exercise. But that's not the whole story

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Former London Marathon winner Wanjiru denies wrongdoing after provisional ban

(RunningUSA) Athletics: Big Sur Marathon Rescheduled for November 15th
Race organizers plan for weekend-long celebration of running on the Central Coast

(VeloNews) Cycling: World Wars, doping scandals: The Tour has survived hard times before
Physical assaults, World Wars, protesters... the Tour has negotiated all types of hurdles. AFP looks back at some of the most notable

(CBC) Athletics: Smashing the national record, and conventional wisdom
am 40 years old, the mom to two beautiful boys, and now the Canadian marathon record holder

(CBC) Athletics: Toyota Home Team: Melissa Bishop
After having a baby last year and nagging injuries ended her season, Canadian 800-metre runner Melissa Bishop is looking to back on track with help from her husband

(NY Times) Athletics: For Runners, Is 15 Feet the New 6 Feet for Social Distancing?
When we walk briskly or run, air moves differently around us, increasing the space required to maintain a proper social distance.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan sprinter Kishoyian gives up on 2020 season

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: How Olympic hero Alistair Brownlee swims in his garage to beat lockdown
Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is going to extraordinary lengths to stay in peak condition - after converting his garage into the ultimate swimming poo

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: On This Day: Neely Spence Makes NCAA Division II History

(CBC) Tour de France postponed after weeks of holding out hope, no new dates set
Decision comes after France cancels all large public gatherings until mid-July

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Tokyo Olympic organizers don’t have a Plan B for another postponement

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Daniel Wanjiru: Former London Marathon winner provisionally suspended
Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, winner of the 2017 London Marathon, has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit
(CBC) 'Suspicious' biological passport leads to doping suspension for elite marathoner
But 2017 London champ Daniel Wanjiru has not tested positive
(The Guardian) London Marathon winner Wanjiru suspended for alleged doping violation
Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race in 2017 - Wanjiru charged with ‘use of prohibited substance’

(NBC) Athletics: U.S. track and field revival set for first post-Usain Bolt Olympics

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Italian Olympic Runner Donato Sabia Dies of Coronavirus
A finalist in the 800 meters at the 1984 and ’88 Olympics, Sabia is the first known Olympic finalist to die from COVID-19

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Shock as another Kenyan marathon star suspended for a doping violation

(AW) Women in Sport: Jenny Meadows and Emily Freeman launch inspiration initiative
British Olympians create campaign to encourage girls to get active

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 241: Kaela Edwards
Kaela Edwards is an 800 meter runner we all need to be watching! She runs for Adidas and opened her season this year with her fastest opener yet in a time of 2:03. She has an 800 meter PR of 1:59:68

(SportsMax) Athletics: Why history is against Jamaica’s emerging male sprinters

(RRW) Athletics: All-Virtual Penn Relays To Take Place On April 24
While historic Franklin Field will remain quiet, organizers of the Penn Relays will offer an all-virtual rendition of America's oldest track meet this year

(RRM) Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk - Inside a Large Race Cancellation
Timeline of Events and Deliberations of Race Organizers Grappling with the Decision to Cancel

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 107: Liam Boylan-Pett
"Patience is such a tough thing to have in life, the world, in running, but it is such an important thing to have. I mean, it’s just that stacking on stacking on stacking of mileage and now in this venture, for me, it’s words. Not to say that I really love going back and looking at some of my early stories—and I think I did a good job at them—but now I’m excited about what’s coming next and some of the ways I’m going to tell these kinds of stories, even the ones I don’t know about yet."

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘This is not real life’: Sydney McLaughlin on running in the Olympics at 17
The hurdler made her Olympic debut while still a teenager, so she knows time is on her side as she looks forward to the postponed Tokyo Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor: Fourth world title just a dream deferred

(The Guardian) Athletics: When John Walker ran the forgotten mile at 1977's Centenary Test
Everyone remembers the cricket but few recall the day John Walker took to the track in Melbourne

(The Star) Athletics: The man behind Kenya's constant production of athletes
* The former Kenya Prisons warden, who resigned to take up teaching, is now based at Singilet Primary School in Nandi County
* As a coach to such young people, you must have sharp eyes and mind to know the prospects

(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: Sweden's European cross-country champion Fsiha fails dope test

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Coronavirus Is Impacting Running Events
Marathons and other races across the globe are being postponed or canceled. Here’s the latest on what we know

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Athletes completing doping bans get unexpected chance at Olympics
ome crying foul over advantage gained by postponing Tokyo Games

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics:‘Trials’ and tribulations - JAAA hoping for National Championships in August if COVID-19 restrictions ease by then

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Manangoi happy with 2020 Tokyo Olympics delay

(USATF) Athletics: Neely Spence Gracey - Q&A
Athletes are still keeping busy, but finding time to answer a few questions for us to help their fans get to know them better. This is our sixth installment Team USATF member at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and top-10 finisher at the 2016 New York City Marathon (8th) and 2016 Boston Marathon (9th), Neely Spence Gracey

(Inquirer) Athletics: U.S. Olympic team hopefuls Ajee’ Wilson and Raevyn Rogers coping with postponement in Philadelphia

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Former Boston Marathon champ Greg Meyer reflects on his long run
GBTC runner was Boston champion in 1983

(RRW) McKirdy Mile Provides Virtual Racing Opportunity
A new virtual racing series, the McKirdy Mile, provides runners of all abilities with a free, safe, and socially-distanced racing opportunity during the COVID19 pandemic

(RRW) Athletics: Utica Boilermaker 15-K Postponed Until September
The 43rd edition of the Utica Boilermaker 15-K has been postponed from July 12, to September 13, due to the COVID19 pandemic, organizers announced today

(Register_Guard) Olympics:40 years later, vote to skip Moscow Games still ‘horrible

(EA) Athletics: On this day...Radcliffe clocks 2:15:25 in the 2003 London Marathon
Paula Radcliffe’s time of 2:15:25 from the 2003 London Marathon might be just referred to as a European record since Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei slashed her world record to 2:14:04 in the Chicago Marathon last October but her performance on this day (13) in 2003 is still considered by many as the greatest performance in the history of women’s marathon running

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Olympian Wickenheiser reveals how she was criticised by IOC over comments calling for Tokyo 2020 postponement
Four-time Olympic ice hockey gold medallist Hayley Wickenheiser has spoken out over how she was criticised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after she called the governing body "irresponsible" last month over its handling of the process to postpone Tokyo 2020

(daily Nation) Athletics: Olympics title defence top priority for Faith Chepng’etich

Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception
By Matt Hart
Hardcover - September 22, 2020
Game of Shadows meets Shoe Dog in this explosive behind-the-scenes look that reveals for the first time the unsettling details of Nike's secret running program—the Nike Oregon Project.
In May 2017, journalist Matt Hart received a USB drive containing a single file—a 4.7-megabyte PDF named "Tic Toc, Tic Toc. . . ." He quickly realized he was in possession of a stolen report prepared a year earlier by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for the Texas Medical Board, part of an investigation into legendary running coach Alberto Salazar, a Houston-based endocrinologist named Dr. Jeffrey Brown, and cheating by Nike-sponsored runners, including some of the world’s best athletes. The information Hart received was part of an unfolding story of deception which began when Steve Magness, an assistant to Salazar, broke the omertà—the Mafia-like code of silence about performance-enhancing drugs among those involved—and alerted the USADA. He was soon followed by Olympians Adam and Kara Goucher who risked their careers to become whistleblowers on their former Nike running family in Beaverton, Oregon.
Combining sports drama and business exposé, Win at All Costs tells the full story of Nike’s running program, uncovering a corporate win-at-all-costs culture.

(WCVB) Athletics: The Boston Marathon's rich history
"Boston" tells the history the race, which started with only 15 runners

(GQ) Athletics: "I Wasn't Planning on Competing Into 2021": 9 Olympians on How the Postponement Changed Everything
Inside the fears, concerns, and silver-lining thoughts of Olympians, Paralympians, and hopeful first-timers who've had their 2020 plans turned upside down by coronavirus

(The Undefeated) Athletics: Meet Team USA’s blackest Olympic marathon team ever
The Olympics are postponed a year, but the marathon continues for this trio

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s Why You Should Try Tianna Bartoletta’s Ankle Strength and Mobility Sequence
"It will test your ankle strength, your stability, mobility, and balance," the Olympian says. And it only takes 45 seconds!

(AVClub) Athletics: The 1904 Olympic Marathon was the worst race ever run

(Runner's World) Athletics: Be Careful Sharing This Viral Simulation - It’s Not an Actual Scientific Study
We all want information, but it’s more important than ever to consider the sources

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Athletics: The ten basic laws of running
This is an excerpt from Daniels' Running Formula-3rd Edition by Jack Daniels

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK grapples with headache of preparing revised 2020 calendar

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Jo Pavey not contemplating retirement ahead of competing in sixth Olympics at age of 47
Pavey is now targeting a sixth Olympics at the postponed Tokyo games in 2021

(The Columbian) Olympics: 40 years later, U.S. vote to skip Moscow Games still ‘horrible’Trending
Hundreds of American athletes denied Olympic dream in 1980

(Capital FM) Athletics: Training alone is tougher, says athlete Rhonex
With Kenya under coronavirus lockdown, world 10,000m bronze medallist Rhonex Kipruto recently left his training base in Iten and now is back home in Kombatich, a town southeast of Eldoret where he’s adjusting as best he can

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse finding ways to train during COVID-19 pandemic
Canadian sprinter trying to stay in shape amid ongoing social distancing measures

(BBC) Athletics: Meet KJT's isolation buddies, Bronx and Chorizo
World heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson shares her tips on how to maintain motivation while in lockdown with help from her two workout buddies

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(Inside the Games) Athletics: Independent track and field body invites World Athletics for Olympic qualification discussion

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Seb Coe Talks Track After COVID-19 — Part 1
eb Coe Talks Track After COVID-19 — Part 2

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Eilidh Doyle says cheats need 'weeded out' and medals reallocated
Governing bodies must continue to "weed out" cheats and reallocate medals to clean athletes, says Eilidh Doyle

(NY Times) Running: The Day the Running Statues Donned Masks
A former Boston Marathon champion put a mask on a running statue, thinking it might deliver a message of health. Then he thought, what if all the running statues had masks?

(VeloNews) ycling: Contador reveals new details of Armstrong rivalry in 2009 Tour
Spaniard recounts confrontation with Texan inside team bus after key attack in Andorra

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Dealing with the training and financial disruptions of coronavirus

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Most athletes concerned at reduced drug testing - survey
An overwhelming majority of elite track and field athletes are concerned about the reduction of testing for banned substances during the coronavirus pandemic, according to results of a survey released on Friday

(The Standard) Athletics: World 1,500m champion Cheruiyot rues missed chance to break record

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia says 'turn a new page' on doping ban amid virus outbreak
Nation awaits ruling from The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Olympic participation

(Reuters) Athletics: Suspension of Olympic qualification gets cool reception

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Trinidad and Tobago set to boost athlete testing
The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) Anti-Doping Organisation has pledged to test more athletes in the future in light of the promotion of clean sport

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s Why You Should Try Tianna Bartoletta’s Ankle Strength and Mobility Sequence
"It will test your ankle strength, your stability, mobility, and balance," the Olympian says. And it only takes 45 seconds!

(EA) Athletics: From the Kolehmainens to the Ingebrigtsens: eight outstanding sibling acts

(Global News) Olympics: Tokyo Olympic CEO says no guarantee 2021 games will go ahead after COVID-19 delay

(Runner's World) Athletics: With Olympics Delayed, A Champion Connects
Aliphine Tuliamuk has time, yarn, and a personality to shine through any quarantine

(Spikes) Athletics: Lockdown - by Alessia Trost
It’s been a month now since it began. The national quarantine. The lockdown

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 240: Des Linden
Des Linden returns to the show and we give you some ideas to make quarantine just a little bit more fun. But first, we talk a little bit about her Olympic Trials Marathon experience and what she’s been up to now that the Boston Marathon is not happening. We also listen some fun listener questions at the end of the episode!

(Daily Mail) Running: Horrifying simulation reveals the dangers of jogging during the coronavirus pandemic: Viral particles from another runner could infect you even if they are six feet ahead - but staying NEXT to them may be safer
* A new video simulation shows two scenarios: one in which two people jog side-by-side and another in which one jogs behind the other
* The scenario in which one jogs behind the other resulted in more droplets being spread because droplets are suspended in the air
* The simulation's engineers say it may be safer to run next to somebody or to run behind someone but in staggered formation
* Some epidemiologists say that the current recommendation of six feet between people is not enough and that some droplets can travel 10 feet or more
* In the US, there are more than 422,000 confirmed cases of the virus and more than 14,000 deaths

(Tri247) Triathlon: Outlaw Triathlon confirms 2021 schedule

(SportStar) Athletics: Lockdown diaries: Eyes on Olympics, Yohan Blake training indoors
Sprint ace, Yohan Blake, is training indoors these days, under the supervision of his coach Gregory Little, and keeping himself ready for the challenges ahead

(KeirRadnedge) Athletics: World Athletics aims at August return for national championships

(NBC) Triathlon: Olympic triathlon champion to do Ironman at home

(Sport24) Athletics: Top runners say Comrades too iconic to cancel over weather worries

(USATF) Athletics: Larrieu Smith’s 10,000m record earns her USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(ESPN) Olympics: With 2020 Olympics postponed, sprinter Allyson Felix continues the fight

(PinkBike) Drugs in Sport: German XC Racer Helen Grobert Banned for 4 Years After Testing Positive for Testosterone

(CBC) Athletics: Rejuvenated runner Matt Hughes ponders doubling up at Tokyo Olympics
Canadian Olympian believes best days in steeplechase, 5,000m may be in front of him

(WA) Athletics: Watch party: World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

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(Daily Star) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe pays tribute to NHS staff after death of father Pete
Paula Radcliffe confirmed that her "brave" dad Peter had dies in Salisbury General Hospital while paying tribute to the NHS staff who looked after the London Marathon legend’s dad

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Julie Weiss - The Marathon Goddess
Carrie chats with Julie Weiss, a runner who has raised more than $640,000 for pancreatic cancer research! They discuss the Goddess’ journey of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks, her family’s experience with pancreatic cancer, and her recently completed project of running 52 races in 52 weeks with each race dedicated to a different person affected by pancreatic cance

(USATF) Athletics: Jake Riley - Q&A

(ESPN) Athletics: With 2020 Olympics postponed, sprinter Allyson Felix continues the fight

(Globe and Mail) Running: How far should joggers be when they run past you?

(CBC) Olympics: With golden dream deferred, Damian Warner finds silver linings in Olympic delay
Canadian decathlon star eyeing progression from bronze at 2016 Rio Games

(BBC) Athletics: 'UK Athletics would take hefty blow if Anniversary Games not at London Stadium'
The new head of UK Athletics (UKA) said the organisation's finances would take "a hefty blow" if the coronavirus crisis meant it could not stage July's Anniversary Games at London Stadium

(Inside the Games) Olympics: How COVID-19 has made cash - and hence the IOC - king

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: UKA head pledges to hand over Salazar-Farah report and seeks 'ethical success'
Joanna Coates says those who do not share vision will be sacked - ‘Definite plans’ to show report into Mo Farah and Alberto Salazar

(I\WA) Athletics: Dates confirmed for World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022

(The Guardian) Endurance Sports:British Cycling and UK Athletics turn to furlough as Covid-19 hits income
Ninety British Cycling staff will be furloughed in April and May - UKA to streamline head office with events under threat
(Daily Mail) We'll hand over Mo Farah's data to UK Anti-Doping, says new UK Athletics chief executive Joanna Coates
* UKA failed to hand over full 2015 report into Salazar's relationship with Farah
* The report is said to contain the four-time Olympic champion’s medical data
* Coates confirmed on Wednesday the report would be shared with UKAD

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: British athletes face daunting schedule as Commonwealth Games are squeezed into schedule
Lord Coe says having World Athletics Championships, Commonwealths and Europeans running back-to-back will be a unique opportunity for fans

(NY Times) Athletics: A World Track and Field Championships in Oregon. In 2022.
The event was supposed to take place in 2021. Then the Olympics were postponed a year
(Runner's World) World Athletics Suspends the Olympic Qualifying Window Until December
Any times run between April 6 and November 30 will not count as an Olympic qualification time

(RRW) Athletics: World Athletics Championships Officially Moved to 2022
These championships, originally scheduled for August 6 - 15, 2021, will now be held from July 15 - 24, 2022, at the new Hayward Field at the University of Oregon which is still under construction

(Irish Timnes) Athletics: My favourite sporting moment: Sonia O’Sullivan’s Olympic redemption
Greatest ever night of athletics as Cobh runner claimed silver in the 5,000m

(NY Times) Athletics: The Day the Running Statues Donned Masks
A former Boston Marathon champion put a mask on a running statue, thinking it might deliver a message of health. Then he thought, what if all the running statues had masks?

(The Guardian) Athletics:Italian Olympic 800m finalist Donato Sabia dies of coronavirus aged 56
Sabia twice competed for 800m medals in 1984 and 1988 - Former runner is first Olympic finalist to die of the virus

(AW) Athletics: Coping with the coronavirus: Positivity is key for Brianna McNeal
The Olympic 100m hurdles champion on how she is rolling with the punches when it comes to dealing with the changes the coronavirus has caused

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Feeling Down? Anxious? Hostile? A 4-Day-a-Week Exercise Regimen May Help
A regular workout was shown to ease depression and lift moods

(BA) Athletics: JEnny Meadows' Workout Wednesday
Need your lunchtime fix of fitness? Fear not as Jenny Meadows brings you a series of drills that you can do from the comfort of your own home as part of Sport England’s #StayHomeWorkOut campaign. Jenny’s workout exercises can be found below.

(USATF Colorado) Athletics: Getting to know...Nell Rojas

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Runners still finding release on the road during coronavirus: ‘This is a way to get out, get some fresh air, sweat a little’

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Four Ways to Build for the Future in an Extended Off-Season
With a return to racing nowhere in sight, a coach suggests ways to keep your running on a long-term upward trajectory

(Oregon Live) Athletics: When not winning races, Portland-based runner Craig Engels can light up a room

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Runners Stay Fit When They Can't Race
Ben Rosario, coach of the Northern Arizona Elite, has some advice for runners in limbo

(CBC) Olympics: IOC releases rewritten path to Tokyo, with already-qualified athletes still in
Committee urges sport federations to find fairest possible qualification guidelines

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(RRW) Athletics: World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualifying Through November 30
World Athletics, the global governing body for athletics and road running, announced a suspension today of 2020 Olympic Games qualifying through the end of November for all disciplines due to the COVID19 pandemic.

(The Telegraph) Athletics: My Sporting Isolation - Gwen Jorgensen: 'I used to find running on a treadmill really boring'
The Olympic triathlon champion on her switch to 5,000 and 10,000 metres and learning to love treadmill running

(The Telegraph) Athletics: World Athletics suspend Olympic qualification until start of December
Any standards achieved between now and then will not count towards qualification for the Tokyo Games

(CNN) Athletics: An asthma sufferer, sprinter Noah Lyles is taking extra precautions amid pandemic

(CBC) Olympics: Mental health task force created to provide aid for Canadian athletes during stoppage
COC, CPC among organizations uniting in support of competitors

(RRW) Athletics: As COVID19 Crisis Deepens, Hope Fades For May Running Events
Nearly three quarters of important May athletics and running events around the world have been cancelled, postponed or turned into virtual events, research by Race Results Weekly (RRW) has found

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's richest marathon postponed

(Inside the Games) Commonwealth Games: Hamilton to decide to bid for 2026 or 2030 Commonwealth Games after being named preferred Canadian candidate
Hamilton has been chosen as Commonwealth Sport Canada’s (CSC) preferred candidate city to host the Commonwealth Games, with a decision expected to be made by the end of May over whether to bid for the 2026 or 2030 event

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: U.S. Olympian Colleen Quigley Weighs in on Olympics Postponement

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 106 with Bria Wetsch
"Every time I line up I don’t get as anxious anymore, I don’t feel like I’m gonna barf. It’s just, ’See what you can do. You have two healthy legs. You get to do this.’ Like, the sky is the limit. And if you don’t reach what you think you might be able to do, that’s OK too. Because I’m having fun. I’m more in the moment now, not thinking about the end goal of ‘Oh, I might not do as well’ or ‘I might suck.’ That’s fine."

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Obiri makes best of isolation, targets strong return

(NY Times) Olympics: The $200 Million the Olympics Postponement Took From Team U.S.A.
The Summer Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed a year. That means nearly $200 million in funding, which American athletes depend on for living and training expenses, likely won’t arrive until next August

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 105 with Ali Feller
"Both disciplines attract that type of person, who can chase down specific goals, who is competitive, not necessarily with other people, but with themselves. I think that’s a big thing you see in dance and it’s a big thing you see in running—yeah, you’re competing for the top spot, you’re competing for the spot in the company, you’re competing for the lead role on Broadway, if you’re in high school, you’re literally at dance competitions that you want to win. In running, yeah, if you’re at the front of the pack, it’s the same: you’re competing to break the tape. But I think inherently what I see a lot of in both is this idea of wanting to be your best self in your discipline, and seeing what that brings out in you as a person."

(Yahoo) Athletics: Postponing the Olympics was 'a relief' – Wayde van Niekerk will be patient for his legacy

(USATF Colorado) Athletics: Getting to know..Laura Thweatt

(Star-Gazette) Athletics: Molly Huddle sets sights on fall marathon after coronavirus delays Tokyo Olympics

(St. Louis Today) Athletics: Craig Virgin's high school Hall of Fame honor is bittersweet

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(BBC) Athletics: British Athletics Championships delayed because of coronavirus
The British Athletics Championships have been rescheduled for 8-9 August because of the coronavirus pandemic

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Under Armour Pivoted from Producing Gear to Making Medical Masks
The fitness company plans to distribute 100,000 masks a week to healthcare workers in Maryland

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Decline in doping tests during pandemic 'a gift' to drugs cheats, warns British athlete
British racewalker Tom Bosworth believes that the lack of testing during the coronavirus shutdown is a “gift” to drugs cheats

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia to stop giving national team spots to track athletes with doping history
Move could be subject to a legal challenge

( Athletics: Villanova Women on the Rise Q&A Series - Meet Jen Rhines
Today for our Empowering Women series we’re sitting down with Jen Rhines - cross country star, Olympian and health coach. During Jen’s 4 years at Villanova she won 5 NCAA titles and was part of 3 NCAA Championship Cross Country teams. She then went on to compete at 3 Olympic Games (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 & Beijing 2008) and most recently made a US World Cross Country team in 2015! Jen shows that with hard work and dedication even your wildest of dreams can come true

(Washington Post) Athletics: For sprinter and single mom Natasha Hastings, an Olympic delay is more than a wait

(Boston Globe) Athletics: The Boston Marathon will be run in September due to coronavirus. What does that mean for the field?

(The Independent) Triathlon: Australian triathlete loses out in virtual race after ‘idiot’ husband unplugs her bike
Mirinda Carfrae, a former triathlon world champion, was in second place in the Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race before the mishap

(BBC) Athletics: Kipchoge's training-from-home diary part six: Record books
Marathon superstar Eliud Kipchoge uses his time in isolation to look at his training records - as well as his own collection of trainers

(AFP) Athletics: Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that

(Springfield News-Leader) Athletics: Courtney Frerichs' Olympic medal dreams aren't canceled, just postponed

(Women's Running) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk: What My Dreams Look Like Now
It's not just Olympic dreams that are being put on hold for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials winner. In this Women's Running exclusive, Tuliamuk opens up for the first time about the full impact this global pandemic has had on her life

Mpntreal Gazette) Running: ollow these tips and you'll find your natural footing as a runner

(WA) Athletics: 10 of the greatest athletics examples of perseverance

(The Star) Athletics: Korir set to bounce back from injury, eyes Boston Marathon
* My target is to run in Boston this year after the postponement of the event from April to September due to coronavirus
* The two-time Los Angeles marathon winner said the postponement of the Boston Marathon was a blessing in disguise for him as he will be read

*Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: The New Training Rule for Injury Prevention
Some sports scientists believe that a measure called the "acute-to-chronic workload ratio" can predict your risk of injury. But critics aren't so sure

(WA) Athletics: Tuliamuk continues idol Loroupe's running, philanthropic legacy

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Ed Whitlock and the Age of Simplicity
The masters great achieved excellence by focusing on the essentials

(NY Times) Running: The Rise of Virtual Races
Runners may be running alone, but they can still feel as if they’re part of a larger group

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: RusAF issues anti-doping criteria for Russian teams’ members and their coaches
These criteria will be applicable to regional athletics federations and RusAF employees

(The Independent) Health and Fitness: Coronavirus: Outdoor exercise could be banned if Britons continue to flout lockdown rules, government warns
'Let's not have a minority spoiling it for everybody,' says health secretary

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘Schedule changes will have an effect on training’
That is the expert opinion of Maurice Wilson, founder and head coach of the Sprintec Track Club

(WA) Athletics: For Tel Aviv’s Alley Runners, success is measured both on and off the track

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Organisers determining new dates for US Olympic athletics trials after Tokyo 2020 rescheduling
Organisers of the United States Olympic trials for athletics are working with partners to refine the dates for the event, following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021

(CNN) Athletics: After Tokyo 2020 postponement, money has become a real worry for Olympian Gwen Berry

(China Daily) Athletics: World Athletics chief hopes virus can be contained before autumn

(Daily Nation) Athletics: ‘Someone badly wanted to bring me down:’ Asbel vows to clear his name

(AW) Athletics: Conseslus Kipruto’s Olympic title defence – a game of patience
Kenyan steeplechase star was aiming for another global gold and a world record in 2020 but tells Chris Dennis how the coronavirus outbreak has forced him to go back to the drawing board

(Daily Star) Drugs in Sport: Drug cheats banned from Tokyo 2020 Olympics free to compete in rescheduled 2021 Games
Hundreds of athletes that were set to miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been handed a boost by the news that the competition will now take place in 2021

(GlobeTrotting by Phlip Hersh) Olympics: Staying afloat financially: for Olympic organizations, loans may be short-term fix in uncertain times

Times of Israel) Athletics: Orthodox mother of 5 asks Olympic Committee to keep marathon off Shabbat
Beatie Deutsch hopes that rescheduling Tokyo games will be an opportunity to ensure race not set for a Saturday again, denting her ambitions

(The Star) Athletics: Renovations at Kasarani ongoing despite the break, says Amina
* Amina went further revealed that they are waiting for communication from World Athletics to ascertain when the events might be held
* The CS also revealed they are waiting for an official statement from organisers of the World Rally Championships to know if the Safari Rally leg of the WRC is cancelled

(CBC) Triathlon: Olympian Amélie Kretz builds a pool in parent's garage
Olympic triathlete Amélie Kretz built her own endless pool in her parent's garage in Sainte-Thérèse, Que., so she could continue to train during the COVID-19 lockdown

(The Standard) Olympics: Postponement of Tokyo Olympics until 2021 could lead to a freeze of payments

(Running USA) Athletics: Running USA Infographic: Runners and Virtual Runs

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris - Paris, France

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(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Criminalise doping in Kenya, says Tergat

(WA) Athletics: With training camp under lockdown, Lokoro forced to return to where his refugee team odyssey began

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Many doping cheats banned from 2020 Olympics free to compete in 2021 Games
"Periods of ineligibility imposed under the World Anti-Doping Code are for specific lengths of time and include all competitions which take place during that period"

(AllAfrica) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya - 'I Try to Do Crazy Stuff'

(Runner's World) Athletics: The 18 Best Races That You Can Watch for Free
World records, American records, close finishes... we got it all

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 239: Ashley Higginson
Ashley Higginson is a full time lawyer and qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials in her first marathon this past fall. Prior to this season of life- she competed professionally as a 3,000 meter steeple chaser running in both the 2012 and the 2016 Olympic Trials

(The Standard) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping Association of Kenyan asks runners to adhere to anti-doping regulations

(RNR) Athletics: The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon, originally scheduled for May 30-31, 2020 has been postponed until the fall
Date TBA

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(Spikes) Athletics: Heroes by Koen Naert
Right now the whole world is running away from the coronavirus, except for one key group: healthcare workers

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics:Bahamian athlete detained in Kenya

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: USA Track and Field President Vin Lananna on Olympics Delay, 2020 Outlook

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Another Kenyan runner banned for doping

(Sport24) Athletics: Farah has no qualms over Tokyo Olympics delay

(Triathlete) Endurance Sports: A Race Director Answers Your Questions About COVID-19 Cancellations
With race after race getting cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, triathletes are left with a lot of questions. One of the nation's top race directors provides some answers

( Athletics: The Boston Marathon is offering refunds for the first time

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: COVID-19 is causing chaos with Olympic athletes, but it’s only a taste of what’s to come

(irish Examiner) Athletics: A look back at when Roger Bannister ran the mile in under four minutes

(Tri247) Triathlon: World Triathlon extends the suspension of activities until June 30

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Former Marathon Record holder arrested
(BBC) Wilson Kipsang arrested for after-hours bar lock-in during coronavirus curfew
Former marathon world record holder also a police officer - Gang of 20 locked themselves in Kenya bar to drink alcohol

(The Guardian) Athletics: Three championships in 2022 offers Asher-Smith treble chance says Coe
World, European and Commonwealth Games slated for 2022 - Three events to be squeezed into a six-week window

(NY Times) Olympics: When the Tokyo Olympics Went Missing
The 1940 Games, scheduled for Japan, were returned to the I.O.C. because of a war against China and political infighting, rather than a pandemic

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe warns athletes to be ‘very careful’ amid limited testing
The head of Usada, Travis Tygart, last week warned that the coronavirus pandemic would cause a ‘serious setback to global anti-doping programmes, without a doubt’

(BBC*) Athletics: The Inside Track
Eleanor Oldroyd & Jeanette Kwakye chat to Dina Asher-Smith about her new training regime

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics Championships to be ‘centrepiece’ of busy 2022 summer with Commonwealths and Europeans
Sebastian Coe warned compromises would have to be made by event organisers but vowed to ensure none of athletics’ major events are sacrificed

(Mirror) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Dina Asher-Smith can still strike gold at Tokyo 2021
Britain's reigning world champions were going for gold in Japan until coronavirus crisis dashed their dreams, but Seb Coe has backed them to beat frustration of postponed Games

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Commonwealth Games organisers hopeful deal will be struck to avoid UEFA and World Athletics events 'cannibalising' each other
Commonwealth Games Federation wants to prevent clash between Championships, Olympics and Euro 2020

(Outside Online) Athletics: Is the Battle Over Nike’s Vaporfly Ruining Running?

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(Hartford Cournat) Olympics: ‘Pushing this back a year is really tough:’ Glastonbury Olympian Donn Cabral eyeing Tokyo 2021 while recognizing wider ramifications of postponement

(ESPN) Cycling: After a devastating accident, Olympic cyclist Kristina Vogel shares her strength

Athletics: 2020 Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partners Revealed
Lottery Closed; Remaining Entries Available through Charity Partners

(USATF) Athletics: Ritter’s high jump record earns her USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(Daily Nation) Athletics: How US-based Kenyan runners are adjusting to virus shutdown

(RRW) Athletics: Olympic Marathons To Remain In Sapporo
On a wide-ranging conference call with reporters today, International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials said that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathons and race walk events, now postponed until 2021, will remain in Sapporo

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Mirna Valerio - The Mirnavato
Carrie chats with the one and only Mirna Valerio! They talk about Mirna’s running history, her writing under the moniker "Fat Girl Running", how she builds herself up on her terms, her love of wine, and much more

(BBTM) Athletics: Fleet Feet Liberty Mile, Downtown Pittsburgh’s Only Nighttime Road Race, Returns on July 24
With a variety of Mile races for participants to choose from, the race has been named one of the "Most Iconic American Races" by Runner’s World; $28,000 prize purse

(BBTM) Athletics: Catching up with Steve Scott: Master of the Sub-4 Mile
"I believe one of the keys to my later success was that I wasn't pushed in high school."

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: A World U21 Champs makes sense

(Diamond League) Athletics: Athletes in isolation
With the 2020 Wanda Diamond League season on hold and the world cooped up inside its own four walls, the stars of international track and field are having to get creative in in the time of coronavirus. From indoor workouts to extremely tasty sandwiches, we've collated some of the social media highlights from the first few weeks of isolation

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: What do Canadian athletes face when trodding an unknown path to Tokyo 2021?

(Duluth News Tribune) Athletics: Organizers cite safety reasons in canceling Grandma's Marathon
Entry fees already paid by registrants have been converted into donations

(WA) Athletics: The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus

(Sports Mole) Athletics: Linford Christie's career in focus as he celebrates 60th birthday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Marathoners share experience of running in empty Tokyo streets

(Cycling Magazine) Drugs in Sport: Canadian doping tests on hold during COVID-19
Testing has been put on hold for the foreseeable future

(The Guardian) Athletics: UKA urged to gift Tokyo Anniversary Games to ease tension with West Ham
Former UKA chair Ed Warner says ‘radical’ idea could be solution - West Ham adamant London Stadium will stay set up for football

Seat Scienc @ Outside Online) Athletics: Don’t Think Too Hard About Your Running Form
A new study suggests that running on autopilot is the most efficient approach

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(CTV) Athletics: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

(RRW) Athletics: Backyard Marathon Raises USD 28,000 for Charity
A Cheltenham, England man raised £22,363 (USD 27,708) today for charity by running a full 42.195-kilometer marathon in his backyard on a course barely longer than six meters

(EA) Olympics: Remember when...Athens staged the 2004 Olympic Games
The Olympics Games came back to Athens 108 years after the first celebration of the modern era and returning to a European host city 12 years after Barcelona had staged its memorable edition

(The Tribune) Olympics: Olympic marathoner Frank Shorter weighs in on Summer Games postponement

(CNN) Athletics: The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

(The Sportsman) Olympics: isa Sponsorship Renewal Gives Olympics Welcome Boost In Uncertain Times
Visa’s continued backing is the first concrete extension since the Games' postponement until 2021

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Abe rival casts doubt on new dates for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(Outside Online) Cycling: How This Mountain Biker Stays Sane in Racing Limbo
Jeremiah Bishop is still riding strong and staying healthy without a spring race schedule

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here Are Alternative Outlets for Your Competitive Fire
With regular racing canceled, try some of these options

(Mirror) Athletics: Jo Pavey says year-long delay won't derail her Olympic goal even at age of 47
"I don’t want people to think I’m delusional. 2014 taught me not to put limits on things. You never know what’s possible until you try”

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: No refunds for cancelled Race Weekend, but virtual races and 2021 discounts

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge believes delayed Olympics could actually benefit his title defence
* Asked whether the Olympics could be his last race, Kipchoge said it was too early to say
* For the moment, though, the 35-year-old insists his only concern is to care for his family at their home in Eldoret

(WA) Athletics: 10 of the greatest athletics moments of triumph over adversity

(BBC) Drusgs in Sport: Doping athletes not off radar despite reduced drug testing, warns UKAD chief
Potential drugs cheats are "strongly mistaken" if they think they can get away with doping while there is reduced testing because of coronavirus, the head of UK Anti-Doping has warned

(Irish Examiner) Olymics: Questions raised over Tokyo’s infection spike after Olympics delay

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