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    April 30, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala's victory at Botswana Grand Prix stands, but wind assisted
* The top 16 teams in the world ranking by July 31, this year will qualify alongside the top eight finishers at the World Athletics Championships held last year in Oregon, United States of America.
* Omanyala now shifts his focus to the Atlanta City Games on May 6 this year before returning to Nairobi for the Kip Keino Classic, the second of the World Athletics Gold Tour event after Botswana Golden Grand Prix.

(Tri247) Triathlon: West and Findlay looked primed for Ibiza with St. Anthony’s Triathlon wins

(Daily Signal) Athletics: Here’s How You Can Fight Biden’s Crusade to Put ‘Transgender’ Males in Women’s Sports, From the Comfort of Your Own Home

(NBC10) Athletics: Winners Break Records at the 2023 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run
Thousands of participants hit the streets as the 43rd Annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run gets underway

(Outside Online) Athletics: How the Bolder Boulder 10K Became One of the World’s Most Cherished Road Races
45,000 runners are expected to run this year’s Memorial Day 10K on May 29

(WA) Athletics: Alekna throws 71.00m in Berkeley, Crouser and Ealey win at Drake Relays

(Daily Sabah) Athletics: Elite African athletes reign supreme in Istanbul Half Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Belfast Marathon: Mohamed Oumaarir and Shewaye Woldemeskel secure victories
Morocco's Mohamed Oumaarir secured victory in the Belfast Marathon men's race while Shewaye Woldemeskel of Ethiopia won the women's event

Athletics: Purity Komen was the surprise winner of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon
Purity Komen upsets Ruth Chepngetich, Daniel Ebenyo wins in Istanbul

(Tri247) Triathlon: Breaking Blu: How the Tokyo Olympic Champion stays at the top of the sport

(The Star) Athletics: Sawe storms a 26.49 10km to write new record in Germany
* Sawe improved his PB by five seconds to better the 26:54 he ran when finishing runner-up to Kandie in Herzogenaurach last year
* Kenya’s Irine Jepchumba Kimais also maintained a win streak, taking top spot in the women’s 10km in a PB of 30:23 as she held off the challenge from Ethiopia’s Fotyen Tesfay and Kenya’s Agnes Jebet Ngetich

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Robert Kennedy Jr. Says Biological Males Should Not Be Playing Women’s Sports

(NY Times) Running: He Lost His Legs in the War in Ukraine, but Not His Will to Run
Artem Moroz survived an attack on his unit, but he was not sure he would stand again. Then a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing inspired a new goal

(MileSplit) Athletics: Coach Disqualifies Own Runner At Start Of Track Race

Mississauga Half Marathon - Mississauga, ON

N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon - Istanbul, Turkey

    April 29, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(ITU) Miltisport: Emma Pallant crowned World Duathlon Champion with gutsy display in Ibiza
Mario Mola wows the crowds to win Duathlon world title in Ibiza

(WA) Athletics: Tebogo sends Gaborone into raptures with 200m triumph

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Teen Lagat blows away 5,000m field at AK meet
* The 17-year-old Lagat from Keringet dominated in the last three laps as he blew away the rich field to reign in 13 minutes and 33.48 seconds, beating Loop Den Haag Half Marathon champion Brian Kiptoo from Ngong
* Kenya Defence Forces’ Gathimba, the Africa champion, romped home triumphant in 20 kilometres race walk in one hour, 25 minutes and 22 seconds
* National 100m and 200m champion and record holder Maximilla Imali of Police continued with her rich form, bagging both titles in her specialty

(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown sprints to 2nd in 200 metres, topping Canadian relay teammates in Botswana
Toronto athlete also placed 4th in the 100 at Gaborone's National Stadium

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala's victory at Botswana Grand Prix scrapped
* Omanyala, who had cracked a world lead time of 9.78 seconds at the National Stadium, Gaborone on Saturday was disqualified for lane infringement
* Omanyala is seen stepping on the lane on his right towards the finish line while trying to glance at home athlete Letsile Tebogo, who had finished second in 9.91
* Tebogo now gets to win the race, beating world 200m silver medallist Kenneth Bednarek from the United States of America (USA) to second place in 10.02 as Canadian Aaron Brown settled third in 10.08

Athletics Andrews, Desutter Named 2023 sMarathon Volunteers Of The Year
Longtime Information Booth Coordinators Honored Together

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Moraa sets new 400m national record
* Moraa rallied from behind to take the lead with 30m to go to win the women's 400m race in 50.43 seconds during the Botswana Golden Grand Prix at the National Stadium, Gaborone on Saturday
* Moraa, the World 800m bronze medallist, smashed her previous national record by 24 seconds to also attain the World Athletics Championships qualifying standards of 51.0 seconds

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala destroys 100m field in Botswana in world lead time
* Omanyala, who is also Commonwealth Games champion, took off the blocks swiftly, leading all the way to win and miss his own Africa and national record by 0.01 seconds
* Omanyala could have returned a better time or even broken his own African record if he didn't keep on focusing on his right where home athlete Letsile Tebogo was
* Omanyala edged out Tebogo, the world under-20 100m champion Tebogo, to second place in 9.91

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Olympic star Andre De Grasse publishing new book, Ignite, out this fall
The nonfiction book Ignite will be published on Oct. 17, 2023

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Thousands of Complaints Filed After Trans YouTuber Allowed To Play On Women’s Football League, Reportedly Injured Players

(WA) Athletics: Sawe storms a 26:49 10km, Eisa sets world U20 5km best in Herzogenaurach

(Runner's World) Athletics: Who Will Run the World Championships Marathon for the U.S. This Summer?
The three men and three women are selected by a descending order time list. But not everyone accepts their spot

(CNN) Running: Courtney Dauwalter: The fun-fueled ultra-marathon star defying science

(Triathlon Magazine) Drugs in Sport: The Life of Tri: Why one positive test has been so devastating for triathlon
We explore why triathlon is reeling over this week's news on Collin Chartier

Athletics: Christoph Kopp passed away in Berlin
Christoph Kopp, the most influential, experienced and accepted road running official and manager in German speaking territory, passed away at the age of 75 on Friday in his hometown Berlin after a short severe illness

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: WACT Fields Set For 113th Drake Relays, Will Air Live On CBS Sports Network Saturday Afternoon
Two current World Record holders headline this year’s edition of America’s Athletic Classic, airing from 2-4 pm CDT on April 29

    April 28, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Marathon Investigation) Athletics: No Shortage of Imposters at The Boston Marathon

(Starting Line) Women in Sport: Mary Wittenberg
Mary Wittenberg credits being the oldest of seven siblings as the foundation of how she lives her life. The lessons she learned growing up in a close-knit Irish Catholic family with three brothers and three sisters and playing all the sports her father coached is what she draws on when setting her goals and ultimately realizing her successes. “I was incredibly fortunate to have the love and support from my family. They taught me to go after my dreams and never let my gender or setbacks get in the way,” states Wittenberg. “When you see something and believe in it, stick with it.”

(FanHub) Athletics: The History of Black Athletes and Their Impact at the Penn Relays

(Yahoo) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone enters 400m among Los Angeles Grand Prix headliners

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: How to watch Sha’Carri Richardson and Andre De Grasse at Botswana Golden Grand Prix - full schedule of the World Athletics event
American sprinter Richardson will run her first 200m of the 2023 season on April 29, at the National Stadium in Gaborone, as Olympic champion Andre De Grasse lines up in the men's 200

Athletics: N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon set for Sunday
Ruth Chepngetich wants to make it six out of six in Istanbul

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Gaborone

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ngii, Kipng'etich shine at AK Meet in Kasarani
* Ngii, the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, sealed a third victory in the AK meeting, winning the women’s 20 kilometres race walk final, clocking one hour, 37 minutes and 34 seconds
* Kipng’etich from Nandi blasted to the fastest time in 10,000m when he won the first of the three heats in 28:16.08, beating Shadrack Koech from Ndura to second place in 28:29.23
* Kamanga clocked 10.52 seconds, beating Uganda’s Allan Ngobi to second place in 10.65 as Adome also from Uganda, dashed to 10.55 in the second semi-final to see off Robinson Mutende in a photo-finish

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala, Moraa lead Kenyan battle in Botswana
* Moraa will highlight the 400m battle as she seeks to refine her speed ahead of her 800m season while Naomi Korir will compete in women’s 800m.
* Olympic 800m silver medallist Ferguson Rotich, Africa 1,500m champion Abel Kipsang and Cornelius Tuwei will compete in 800m with Were battling in 400m hurdles

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix Presented by Nike Set to Debut Featuring Top Talent

(Sky Sports) Women in Sport: Caitlyn Jenner warns transgender athletes could 'destroy women's sport' in Sky News Australia exclusive interview
American media personality and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has claimed it is "terribly unfair" to allow transgender athletes to compete in women's sport

(Dyestat) Athletics: Addy Wiley 3rd Place Women's Race - USATF 1 Mile Championships 2023

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Five NCAA track stars who could star at Paris 2024, featuring Julien Alfred, Terrence Jones and Katelyn Tuohy
With the 2023 NCAA outdoor track & field championships on the horizon and Paris 2024 a little over a year away, Olympics.com presents five collegiate track athletes with the potential to star at the next edition of the Games and beyond

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Ronnie O'Sullivan hails Sifan Hassan's London Marathon triumph as 'greatest performance of anything I've ever seen'
Snooker's world No. 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan has said that Sifan Hassan's London Marathon triumph was the greatest sporting achievement he has ever seen. The current world champion told Alan McManus the "incredible" story of Hassan's win, which saw her need to stop to stretch early on. He went as far as to declare it as the "greatest performance of anything I've ever seen" in the Eurosport studio

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 461: Jake Willard – Director of Brand Marketing and Engagement at TrackTown USA
Jake Willard is the Director of Brand Marketing and Engagement at TrackTown USA. He has such a strong passion for the sport of track and field!

(CPR News) Athletics: Kara Goucher pulls the curtain back on the world of elite running in new memoir

(WA) Athletics: Season steps up a gear as athletes head to Gaborone

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Former Olympic runner sounds off after trans runner participates in London Marathon
Two-time Olympic runner Mara Yamauchi joins 'America's Newsroom' to explain why she believes transgender athletes' participation in women's sports is 'absolutely unfair.'

(The Times) Athletics: London Marathon winner Kelvin Kiptum in contract dispute with Chinese firm

(Diamond League) Athletics:World record holders in Brussels
400m hurdles world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone will join the likes of Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Nafi Thiam, Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis and Yaroslava Mahuchikh at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels in September

(Tri247) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee – ‘We write people off a bit when they enter their 30s’

    April 27, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng'eno, Rukia Nusra shine at AK Track and Field Meet
* Chepngéno, the 2021 Houston Half Marathon champion, dropped Roselida Jepketer and Antonina Kwambai with three laps to go to win women’s 10,000 metres in 33 minutes and 27.4 seconds
* The 29-year-old Chepng’eno edged out Jepketer to second place in 33:34.7 as Kwambai settled third in 34:02.23

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Body of Japan-based Kenyan athlete expected back home next week
* Multiple sources, including Kenya’s embassy in Tokyo, confirmed that Wanjiku’s body leaves Tokyo on Tuesday, May, 2, and will arrive in Kenya two days later on Thursday, May 4
* Wanjiku, 20, a professional runner with the Hitachi Building Company, was based in Chiba Prefecture and died on April 14, reportedly from cancer
* In a statement issued while announcing the athlete’s demise, Hitachi Building Company’s athletics head coach and former Japanese track international Satoru Kitamura described Wanjiku, who dominated her high school running days in Japan, as “kind and considerate”

(BA) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson Set For London Stadium Debut This July

(FoxNews) Women in Sport: Men have an innate athletic advantage over women
Gutfeld blasted 'pre-op strapping males' as a 'narcissistic delusion'

(CBC) Athletics: It's 'Canada against the world' in men's 200m sprint at Botswana Golden Grand Prix
Reigning world relay champions go head-to-head in Continental Tour race Saturday

(USNews) Athletics: Olympic Track Legend Michael Johnson's Stroke Recovery
Michael Johnson, a four-time Olympic track champion, suffered a stroke five years ago. Here, he talks about his biggest keys to stroke recovery success

(WA) Athletics: Brooks and Hawkins head heptathlon, Rooth to defend decathlon title at Multistars

(IWV) Women in Sport: 72 Female Athletes Sign Letter In Support Of The Protect Women & Girls In Sports Act

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan legion lands in Zambia for Africa Athletics U-18 and U-20 Championships
* The 2021 World Athletics Under-20 4x400 metres bronze medallist Elkana Chemelil, is the latest inclusion in the team that started leaving the country in batches on Wednesday
* Chemelil, 18, will compete in the men’s Under-20 400m in the championships that have been moved from Lusaka to Ndola - 317.1 kilometres north of the Zambian capital city

(Tri247) Triathlon: Jan Frodeno and Alistair Brownlee are ready to rock Ibiza, but will the party pop?

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge to rest before planning on next marathon
* Thank you London for having me. I felt inspired to meet so many runners from around the world-Kipchoge
* He said he is firmly focused on the challenges ahead

(Diamond League) Athletics: Knighton, Holloway and Kovacs fly the US flag in Florence
US athletics stars Erriyon Knighton, Grant Holloway and Joe Kovacs will all compete at the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Florence in June

(Spiked Online) Women in Sport: Trans ideology is still a threat to women’s sports
Why did the London Marathon let a biological male run in the women’s category?

(Canadian Cycling Magazine) Cycling: The official Tour de France Netflix docuseries trailer has dropped
New series comes out in June

(ITU) Olympics: Paris 2024 unveils its Triathlon and Para triathlon courses through the heart of Paris

(ICONS) Women in Sport: NCAA Legal Demand Letter
letter was delivered to the NCAA on January 12, 2023

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines, Other Elite Female Athletes Applaud Passage Of ‘Protection Of Women And Girls In Sports Act’

(UPI) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Olympian Tara Davis-Woodall stripped of title, suspended for doping

(SexMatters) Women in Sport: The non-binary category in marathons

(Outsude ONline) Athletics: Why Cam Levins Is North America’s Most Promising Marathoner n
After running faster than Khalid Khannouchi and Galen Rupp, Canada’s fastest marathoner is riding the wave to the Paris 2024 Olympics

(The Guardian) Olympics: Games fakers: Olympic ‘pseudo-volunteers’ plan to disrupt Paris 2024
Saccage – or ‘Destruction’ – 2024 seeking pay for helpers - Protesters claim event will benefit big business, not locals

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Introducing the Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame Class of 2023

(WA) Athletics: Long wait for medal over, Ben now looks to outdoor success

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: London Marathon has tied itself in knots by trying to be ‘inclusive’ in trans row
Glenique Frank, a biological male who identifies as a woman was allowed to compete in the female category of the race

    April 26, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Safe Sport: We can no longer fail our children. Canada needs a nationwide sports inquiry
It’s past time to listen to athletes, and others, and put guardrails in place for a safer sport environment. We can’t, however, keep waiting for change

(Metro) Women in Sport; Revolution of research in women’s sport can ensure all generations realise their potential
Right now, across the country, tens of thousands of people are still suffering the pains and strains of last weekend’s London Maratho

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Queensland excitement dwindling for Brisbane 2032 Olympics, survey reveals
Excitement among people in Queensland for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics is starting to dwindle, a survey has revealed

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: Hiltz Sets Course, Championship Records During USATF 1 Mile Road Championships
As part of the Grand Blue Mile, Nikki Hiltz had a record breaking performance at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships before Sam Prakel won the men's division
(Dyestat) Nikki Hiltz, Sam Prakel Both Become Two-Time Winners at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships
Hiltz produces fastest time in event history with 4:27.97 triumph in women’s race, holding off Johnson to secure first crown since 2019, with Wiley taking third; Prakel shows patience early, before surging late to earn another men’s title following 2020 victory, as Comber edges Ciattei for second

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Heptathlete Anna Hall exclusive: From heartbreak to elation
22-year old Anna Hall won bronze at World Athletics in 2022 before turning pro, and has the attention of the GOAT, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Hall spoke exclusively to Olympics.com

(NY Times) Athletics:Herb Douglas, Olympic Medalist Inspired by Jesse Owens, Dies at 101
The oldest living U.S. Olympic medalist, he met Owens as a teenager, won bronze in the broad jump in 1948 and later created an award in his idol’s honor.

(Footwear News) Athletics: Brooks Comes After Skechers in Infringement Suit Over ‘Beast’ Mark

(TopNes67) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas faces a $2 million lawsuit filed by Riley Gaines: “She Took Everything From Me”M/A>

(Mirror) Athletics: London Marathon runner dies on way home after completing race - as event issues statement
Steve Shanks died suddenly whilst travelling back from the London Marathon after taking part in the race with organisers releasing a statement regarding the tragic news
Wife of tragic London Marathon runner who died hours after race pays touching tribute
The 45-year-old runner who lived in Bingham, Nottingham, tragically passed away just hours after completing this year's London Marathon

(Capital FM) Athletics: Former Commonwealth champ Makwala relishes return to ‘homeland’ Kenya for Kip Keino Classic
Decorated Botswana sprinter Isaac Makwala says he is ready for a hair-raising atmosphere at the fourth edition of the Kip Keino Classic set for May 13 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

(WWD) Women in Sport: Elite Runner Kara Goucher Really Wants Matt Damon to Read Her Book
The 44-year-old recently published her memoir "The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, & Deception on Nike’s Elite Running Team."

(No XY in XX Sport) Women in Sport: We can all use numbers
How did sport in New Zealand end up with Sport New Zealand?

(Fox Sports) Women in Sport: ‘Wrong and unfair’: Two-time Olympian fumes as trans marathon runner beats 14,000 women
(The Telegraph) Transgender athlete apologises for running London Marathon as female despite having not transitioned
Glenique Frank said she had not intended to mislead the public, and apologised for entering under the female category

(Dyestat) Athletics: Issam Asinga Runs 9.83w 100m, Beats Noah Lyles
Asinga Rockets To All-Conditions Prep Record In the 100m
(WA) Athletics: Outdoor track and field action ready to ramp up in Gaborone and Doha
(Diamond League) Top 10: Doha moments
With ten days to go until the WDL season opener in Doha, we take a look back at ten of the best Diamond League moments in the Qatari capital since 2010

(Inside The Games) Olympics: Technology chiefs predict cyberattack increase at Paris 2024
Paris 2024 technology director Bruno Marie-Rose has warned that the war in Ukraine has made an increase in cyberattacks on the Olympic networks more likely

    April 25, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics: Top Talent Set to Race the Roads of Des Moines at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championship

(Diamond League) Athletics: British stars in action in Paris
British stars Dina Asher-Smith, Jake Wightman, Holly Bradshaw and Eilish McColgan will all be in action at the fourth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Paris on June 9th.

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2023: Can Kelvin Kiptum really be ‘Kipchoge 2.0’?
Kelvin Kiptum put in another awe-inspiring performance at Sunday's London Marathon, knocking 12 seconds of the previous course record held by fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: 5 things Sifan Hassan got 'wrong' on her way to winning the London Marathon
The Dutch athlete may have multiple Olympic medals but few expected her to win her debut marathon. That she did so while tearing up the rule book just makes her performance even more remarkable...

(SlowTwitch) Drugs in Sport: Collin Chartier Banned 3 Years for EPO
IRONMAN's partner for its anti-doping program today announced a three year sanction against American athlete Collin Chartier

(EA) Athletics: Welcome to the future – the European Running Championships are here
When the details of the European Running Championships were unveiled at the European Athletics Congress on Saturday morning, a gasp echoed around the main room at the Crowne Plaza in Belgrade

(BBC) Olympics: Russian and Belarusian state-funded athletes must remain excluded, says UK culture secretary
Russian and Belarusian athletes who receive state funding must remain excluded from international sport, says UK culture secretary Lucy Frazer

(LSM.lv) Athletics: Rimi Riga marathon to measure runners' generated energy
The Rimi Riga marathon this year will measure the kinetic energy generated by participants, the organizers said on April 25ß

(Reuters) Athletics: Hassan may look to emulate Zatopek's distance triple in Paris

(Japan Running News) Athletics:Amos Kurgat and Dolphine Omare Win Again at Gifu Seiryu Half
Three-time Olympic champ and all-time great Tirunesh Dibaba (now 37-years-old) was 3rd in 69:57

(WA) Athletics: Girma, Amusan and Chopra to join Duplantis in Ostrava

(Inside the Games) Athletics; Paris 2024 announces Marathon for All on evening after men's Olympic race
The Paris 2024 Marathon for All will take place on the evening of August 10 on the same course as the men's Olympic marathon earlier in the day

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Trans athlete running as a female in London Marathon labelled 'wrong and unfair'
Olympian Mara Yamauchi said nearly 14,000 women had seen their placings worsened as a result of Glenique Frank's participation

Grand Blue Mile - Des Moines, IA

    April 24, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

The Critic) Women in Sport: Thousands of steps backwards
Why is there a “non-binary” category in the London Marathon?

(Daily Mail) Athletics: London Marathon bosses hold peace talks with Eilish McColgan as they look to get Commonwealth 10,000m champion to compete in next year's event, after stress of sponsorship row led to injury
* London Marathon bosses have held peace talks with star runner Eilish McColgan
* McColgan pulled out of this year's race two days before citing a knee injury
* The 32-year-old was also involved in a sponsorship row ahead of the event

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon in talks to help save cash-strapped UK Athletics
‘We have a responsibility,’ says director Hugh Brasher - Governing body is in crisis, having lost £1.8m last year

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics;Malindi Elmore runs PB, finishes fourth at Japan’s Gifu Half Marathon
Elmore finished just off the podium, crossing the line only seconds behind three-time Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba

Athletics: Dubai Marathon Set For January 2024
Entries Now Open for Three Race Distances on January 7

(Tri247) Drugs in Sport: PTO US Open winner Collin Chartier tests positive for EPO – suspended for three years

(The Star) Athletics: Vienna City Marathon my biggest career win - Mailu
* The 30-year-old was 33 seconds quicker than the former course record-holder Getu Feleke of Ethiopia, who clocked 2:05:41 in 2014.
* Mailu’s compatriots Bethwel Yegon and Titus Kimutai followed with 2:06:57 and 2:07:46 in second and third respectively

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks of the Week

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: The fastest shoes at the London Marathon – plus a surprising entry from the first Brit home
While Nike reigned supreme, Bradford-born Emile Cairess went against the grain in the Adidas Takumi Sen 9

(FanHub) Athletics: Shericka Jackson runs 100 meter world lead

(Capital FM) Athletics: Dutch superwoman Sifan Hassan can’t believe she beat Olympic champ Jepchirchir at London Marathon
Dutch superwoman Sifan Hassan can’t believe she beat Olympic champ Jepchirchir at London Marathon

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Democrats want to destroy American women’s sports: Shame on them
Standing up for the rights of women and girls should not be solely a Republican or conservative position

Athletics: After Vienna course record Samwel Mailu vows to help Kenyan talents
Samwel Mailu was glued to the TV screen in Kenya when in October 2019 his idol Eliud Kipchoge broke the two hour marathon barrier in Vienna’s Prater Park.

(Mirror) Athletics: Sifan Hassan: 'Finishing, 100% didn’t come into my mind. I was born for drama'
Dutch track star stopped twice and was almost run over by a TV motorbike en route to the most dramatic win in London Marathon history

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Parent, education groups send letter to DOE after proposed Title IX rule on transgender athletes
More than 20 states prohibit transgender students from competing on sports teams consistent with their gender identities

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'I just collapsed': Kipruto discharged from London hospital
* Kipruto said he has been treated, was feeling much better and ready to travel with the rest of the Kenyan athletes back home on Monday evening
* Kipruto, the 2019 world marathon champion, disclosed that he collapsed with two kilometres to the end when he suffered muscle cramp lactic acid
* Kipruto took his time to congratulate the new London Marathon champion Kelvin Kiptum and Geoffrey Kamworor for finishing second

(The Telegraph) Athletics: London Marathon coverage a constant in ever-changing BBC world
In an era where the BBC changes everything, London Marathon coverage remains wonderfully the same

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Emile Cairess, the 'normal guy' taking his race to the next level
The Briton overtook Mo Farah to become the third-fastest British marathon runner in history on his debut and now has his eye on Paris 2024

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: Why Congress And The Senate Need To Preserve The Original Purpose Of Title IX

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans shine in Vienna, Hamburg Marathons
* Mailu clocked two hours, five minutes and eight seconds to triumph, beating Bethwell Yegon and Titus Mutai to second and third places respectively (WA) Koech and Tuitoek win in Hamburg, Mailu and Masai claim victory in Vienna

>Masai triumphed in 2:24:12, edging out fellow countrywoman Agnes Keino in 2:24:25
(The Telegraph) Athletics: Sifan Hassan, winner of London Marathon, had not raced this distance before
Flying Dutchwoman had to stop and stretch, but still added marathon to list of wins that includes Olympic titles at 1,500m and 10,000m

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah: Briton to finish career at Great North Run
Mo Farah says September's Great North Run will be his final competitive race

    April 23, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Blade) Athletics: Salyer, Hannah set course records in winning Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Kiptum charges to 2:01:25 triumph, Hassan stuns on marathon debut in London

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: Sifan Hassan overcomes injury to claim rollercoaster victory in debut marathon
It has been dubbed one of the greatest victories of all time - it was also one of the most dramatic

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah bows out of London Marathon after body lets him down

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Key Takeaways From The 2023 London Marathon
* Kelvin Kiptum Is A Star
* Is Sifan Hassan The Greatest Female Distance Runner Ever?

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg course record
Bernard Koech breaks course record in Hamburg, European Champion Richard Ringer runs PB
)Canadian Running Magazine) Ethiopian runner loses Hamburg Marathon after falling metres from the win
Tiruye Mesfin led for much of the race, but her late stumble gave Kenya's Dorcas Tuitoek the opening she needed to take the win

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon woth over 30,000 runners
Samwel Mailu smashes course record in Vienna jubilee race

(RRW) Athletics: Hassan, Kiptum Impress At Rainy TCS London Marathon
Using totally different strategies, Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan and Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum were victorious at this morning's 43rd TCS London Marathon held in cool and rainy conditions

(NY Times) Athletics: Sifan Hassan Wins London Marathon in Stunning Comeback
Hassan, an Olympic champion running her first marathon after training during Ramadan, came from behind to beat an elite field

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sifan Hassan and Kelvin Kiptum light up London Marathon with historic wins
Dutch track star wins women’s race on her marathon debut - Kenya’s Kiptum dominates men’s race in course-record time

(The Distance) Women in Sport: What Happened to Women's Cycling?
How the sport was colonized by mediocre, narcissistic men

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sifan Hassan crowned London Marathon champion
* Hassan stunned Ethiopia’s Alemu Megertu and Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir from Kenya in a thrilling sprint finish to second and third place in 2:18:37 and 2:18:38
* It was a real test of nerves on who would crack first when Megertu pulled away inside the last two kilometres but Jepchirchir and Hassan refused to go down
* Hassan--who was behind the pack by 28 seconds--worked her way back to close in on the leading pack of six just before they hit the 30km in 1:37:20 with Jepchirchir in command
(The Telegraph) Sifan Hassan defies odds to win London Marathon on her debut over distance
Flying Dutchwoman adds marathon to impressive list of wins that includes Olympic 1,500m and 10,000m

(The Independent) Athletics: Kelvin Kiptum smashes London Marathon record in extraordinary result
Kiptum blew the race apart with the second fastest time in history while Sir Mo Farah finished ninth on his final appearance at the London Marathon

Athletics: Approximately 24,000 Registered Runners Take On The 2023 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville For A Running Tour Of Music City
Garang Madut (Dayton, Ohio) and Sarah Higgins (Greenwood, Ind.) winners in the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville Marathon

(The Times) Athletics: London Marathon: The finest field of all time – but can we trust it?
The women’s elite race could be truly special on Sunday, and yet there is an inevitable layer of suspicion given the number of recent doping cases in athletics

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Kat Matthews runs sub-2:50 marathon on her way to Ironman Texas win
British star posts incredible run time to take the win at the Ironman Americas Championship

(The Tennessean) Athletics: What Garang Madut texted to former champ Scott Wietecha after winning Nashville Marathon

(Monitor) Athletics: Hamburg welcomes Chesang to marathon arena
The 2018 Commonwealth 10000m champion must post under the qualifying standard time of two hours and 28 minutes

Drake Road Races - DesMoines, IA

Haspa Hamburg Marathon _ Hamburg, Germany

Nagano Marathon - Japan

TCS London Marathon - UK
BBC Coverage

Vienna City Marathon - Vienna, Austria

    April 22, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(NY Times) Athletics: The Boston Marathon Women’s Elite Field Was Historic. London’s Will Be, Too.
The depth of talent at the top levels of women’s marathoning continues to grow, outpacing the men. Expect stacked races to follow

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Are there really no regrets Mo, even for your unfortunate sequence of failures in choosing who you trusted? The Farah tale has been extremely conflicting
* Sir Mo Farah will compete in Sunday's London Marathon in a likely last dance
* The 40-year-old is now hitting the physical frustrations of every ageing athlete
* His successful career though is always going to carry unfortunate associations

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Brigid v Peres, Kipruto v Kiptum v Bekele: Who will blink first in London?
* Defending champion Amos Kipruto leads the men’s cast that has three-time world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor and Valencia Marathon champion Kelvin Kiptum, who is the third fastest man ever in marathon

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Anne Haug destroys the field at Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria
German 2019 Ironman world champion takes second half-distance win of 2023 in impressive style

(The Guardian) Athletics: Rise of the super shoes: London Marathon to showcase technological foot race
Competition between footwear manufacturers has been likened to F1 and will continue on the streets of London

(The Daily Sceptic) Women in Sport: Letting Men Play Women’s Sport Puts Women in Danger – as I Discovered

(The Critic) Women in Sport: Thousands of steps backwards
Why is there a “non-binary” category in the London Marathon?

(Dyestat) Athletics: Alex Phillip, Kassie Parker Set NCAA Division 3 Records, With Joselyn Brea and Federico Bruno Achieving South American All-Time Marks at Payton Jordan Invitational
John Carroll’s Phillip runs 28:31.60 to take down 2016 standard in men’s 10,000 and Loras’ Parker clocks 15:37.00 to eclipse 2003 mark in women’s 5,000; Venezuela’s Brea lowers own women’s 5,000 effort with 15:05.56 win and Argentina’s Bruno breaks 2006 men’s 5,000 record with 13:11.57 victory

(Business Insider) Athletics: 9 of the most brazen marathon cheats of all time, from a man who jumped on a bus to brothers who switched shirts

(Runner's World) Athletics: How American Record-Holder Aleia Hobbs Gets it Done
After breaking a bone in her hand, the sprinter was unable to do block starts or key weight lifting exercises for weeks. Despite that, Hobbs keeps rolling in 2023

(Beleive in the Run) Athletics: Kara Goucher, Olympian and Author
Olympian, Nike whistleblower, author, and general badass. Kara Goucher joins us on the podcast and we cover all of that and more. It's one of the best episodes of The Drop so far. Listen wherever you get your podcasts

(WA) Athletics: How marathon greats Waitz and Kristiansen made a name for themselves

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkirui secures late entry to London Marathon
* Just like her Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) compatriot Hellen Obiri, who won in Boston on her second outing in marathon, Chepkirui will be deriving inspiration from that feat on her second marathon attempt
* Chepkirui clocked 2:17:29 to finish sixth on her marathon debut in Valencia last year in a race that produced some of the greatest times
* Obiri, a senior sergeant at KDF and corporal Chepkirui were late entries at their respective races in Boston and London

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Nagano Marathon, Tirunesh Dibaba in Gifu and More - Weekend Preview

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Marathon debutante Hassan ‘curious’ ahead of London race
Kosgei confident ahead of London Marathon despite injuries

(The Telegraph) Athletics: When is the London Marathon 2023? Will Mo Farah run? Will there be protests?
Plus, start times, race route, affected transport, best viewing spots and the latest news on the Just Stop Oil protests

21K de Montreal - Montral, QC

St.Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville. TN

    April 21, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Moll Twins Alone As High School 15-Footers
Fifteen feet was not far out of range for the Moll twins last year. Amanda breached the barrier first this January

(The Independent) Athletics: London Marathon: How technology is making the race entirely different from its ancient beginnings
Shoe technology and other advances have already revolutionised long-distance running in the last 10 years – and much more is coming

(Track Alerts) Athletics: Family Emergency Forces Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to Withdraw from Competition
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s much-anticipated debut for the 2023 season will be postponed after she withdrew from the Botswana Golden Grand Prix

(France24) Drugs in Sport: Kenya boosts testing in athletics 'doping war'

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor promises to win Sunday's London Marathon
* Kamworor said he will look to bounce back strongly from the lacklustre performance he registered in the senior men’s 10km race in Bathurst, Australia where he emerged fourth
* Kamworor will seek to replicate his sublime performances at previous events where he asserted authority at whim

(Mirror) Athletics: Eilish McColgan reveals sponsor row as injury forces London Marathon withdrawal
British star denied debut in race mum Liz won in 1996 - and she claims she was told "I wouldn’t be allowed to race due to a sponsor clash between myself and London Marathon’s sponsor”

(BBS) Athletics: London Marathon 2023: Everything you need to know about this year's race
The endless miles, exhausted legs and copious amounts of carbohydrates have all led to this. The London Marathon is almost here

(Boston.com) Athletics: ‘We need to do better’: B.A.A. speaks out after Black marathon spectators say they were targeted
B.A.A. President and CEO Jack Fleming acknowledged that marathon organizers "did not deliver on our promise to make it a great day for everyone."

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Yehualaw and Kipruto face strong opponents in London

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Women-only race world record under threat in TCS London Marathon
Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw, who will defend her title in the TCS London Marathon on Sunday (April 23), will have the women-only race world record of 2hr 17min 01sec in her sights - as will Kenya’s Tokyo 2020 champion Peres Jepchirchir

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Free speech under attack: 'Triggered' students mob athlete who spoke about women's sports

(RRW) Athletics: Hassan Says That Marathon Debut In London Is All About The Journey
Sifan Hassan's range as a distance runner is astonishing

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon: women’s race weakened after Eilish McColgan injury
Scottish athlete unable to shake off injury for Sunday’s race - ‘The knee issue has been the final crack in the armour’
(BBC) London Marathon 2023: Eilish McColgan to miss debut because of knee injury
Eilish McColgan has "shed a lot of tears" after a knee injury forced her to withdraw from the London Marathon

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 460: Adelle Tracey – Competing for Team Jamaica, Career Aspirations Outside of Running
Adelle Tracey runs for Hoka and she now competes for Team Jamaica after years of competing for Great Britain. She has been competing on the international stage for over ten years. She focuses on the 800 and 1500 and in this podcast we talk about the decision to run for Team Jamaica and her goals and aspirations in the sport of running. She is a silver medalist in the 1500m and a bronze medalist in the 800m at NACACs. During her first season representing Team Jamaica, she became a world semifinalist in the 1500 and 800

(AW) Athletics: Sifan Hassan: “Sometimes I think: ‘Why the hell am I running a marathon?'”
Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion in relaxed mood ahead of 26.2-mile debut in London as part of a women’s elite field which is set to produce fireworks

(Sky Sports) Athletics: London Marathon: Eilish McColgan withdraws from Sunday's race due to knee injury
Eilish McColgan, who won her first major title on the track at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, had hoped to see how the injury responded, but confirmed she had not been able to shake off the issue in time to run on Sunday

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for fast times this Sunday
Yegon and Mailu looking for fast time, Moen targets sub 2:10 in Vienna

(AW) Athletics: 10 things you didn’t know about Emile Cairess
After an impressive series of recent results the Yorkshireman makes exciting marathon debut in London on Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kelvin Kiptum: World record in London? No, thank you!
* Kiptum, 23, produced the fastest marathon debut in history when he claimed victory in Valencia in two hours, one minute and 53 seconds in December
* The time ranks him just below two-time Olympic marathon champion Kipchoge, who holds the world record time of 2:01:09 and Ethiopia’s legend Kenenisa Bekele with 2:01:41

(NBC) Athletics: London Marathon is Sifan Hassan’s nervous debut, Mo Farah’s emotional farewell

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for this Sunday
Tiruye Mesfin targets Hamburg course record, Daniel do Nascimento intends to bounce back

(NY Times) Women in Sport: House Passes Bill to Bar Transgender Athletes From Female Sports Teams
The bill, championed by Republican lawmakers, has no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate or being signed by President Biden.

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2023 Men’s Mid-Outdoor Watch List

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah and Eilish McColgan on very different marathon missions
As one high-profile Brit approaches his final race over 26.2 miles and another prepares for her first, former world record-holder Paula Radcliffe urges both to make time to enjoy this year’s London experience

    April 20, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside theGames) Athletics: Defending champion Kipruto targets London Marathon course record
The London Marathon course record of 2 hour 2min 37sec is being targeted by Kenya’s defending champion Amos Kipruto on Sunday (April 23) - but his fellow countryman Kelvin Kiptum could beat him to it.

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2023: Eilish McColgan's participation in doubt because of knee issue
Eilish McColgan is a doubt for Sunday's London Marathon with a knee problem.
(The Scotsman) Eilish McColgan emerges as late injury doubt for London Marathon due to knee injury
Scottish athlete Eilish McColgan is a doubt for this weekend’s London Marathon after it was revealed that she is battling a knee injury ahead of the race

(AW) Athletics: Chris Thompson: “I want to push the boundaries of what’s possible”
The 42-year-old on how shoe technology has allowed him to try and break barriers for older athletes

(The Telegraph) Athletics:Mo Farah's plea to protesters: 'Please don't disrupt the London Marathon'
The quadruple Olympic champion has confirmed that Sunday's race will be his last competitive marathon

(RRW) Athletics: Farah Says Sunday's London Marathon Will Be His Last
arah, who turned 40 last month and had to pull out of London when the race was held off-cycle last October due to the pandemic, hasn't completed a marathon in nearly four years

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah concedes age has caught up with him ahead of his final London Marathon, as the four-time Olympic medallist admits it will be difficult to hold back the tears at the finish line
* Sir Mo Farah is set to compete in his final London Marathon this weekend
* Farah has had a glittering career, winning four Olympic gold medals on the track
* He wants to go out on a high, and expects Sunday's race to be 'emotional'

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: ‘You’ve got to use the crowds’: Paula Radcliffe reveals her top tips for the London Marathon
It's almost time for the 26.2 mile party, so take some advice from one of the greats

(IRunFar) Athletics: The Ethics of Running Contracts
Sabrina Little’s thoughts on some of the moral considerations of entering into a contract with a running brand

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for this Sunday
Women might target two time barriers in Vienna

(NY Times) Running: A 50-Mile Race, a Quick Car Ride and a Scandal at the Finish Line
An ultramarathoner was disqualified after covering part of a course in a friend’s car. She said it was a “miscommunication.” A rival had a different word: cheating

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2023 Women’s Mid-Outdoor Watch List

(Irish Times) Athletics: How fast is marathon world-record pace? You might fall over when you find out
The Tumbleator, a giant treadmill set to Eliud Kipchoge’s speed, will be on show at this weekend’s London Marathon. It’s frighteningly fast

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Judith Korir ‘motivated’ for London race
* Nation Media Group’s NTV will broadcast the race live.
* There will be a watch party in Eldoret, at the Uasin Gishu County big screen along Uganda Road, starting at 8am on race day.
‘Man of all surfaces’ Kamworor ready to glide on London roads
* Among the top cream of athletes Kamwowor will battle on the streets of London are fellow countrymen Amos Kipruto, who is the defending champion, and Kelvin Kiptum, 23, who produced the fastest marathon debut in history when he claimed victory in Valencia in 2:01:53 in December

(Blaze Media) Women in Sport: Luxury watch company crafts blistering rebuke of transgender movement’s ‘assault on womanhood’

(WA) Athletics: "Keep going": Hobbs leads by example

Fox News) Women in Sport: ESPN personalities slam Biden's Title IX proposal amid uproar over transgender athletes in women's sports
Riley Gaines first tweeted her opposition to the bill earlier this week

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'She would genuinely shiv someone': Riley Gaines claims ex-USWNT star Megan Rapinoe would have STABBED a trans woman if they tried to take her spot in the team - as she slams soccer star for not calling out trans in sports
* Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer who ended her college career in 2022 as champion, is now an activist against trans women in sport
* Gaines on Tuesday spoke to Piers Morgan for his show Uncensored, and called out soccer player Megan Rapinoe for not speaking out against trans women
* Gaines said the fiercely-competitive Rapinoe would 'shiv someone' who tried to take her place in the US national team

(KHOU11) Athletics: Legendary former UH track coach Leroy Burrell opens up about losing his son to suicide
By the summer of 2021, Leroy said he and his wife could sense that their son was struggling, telling his mom he was tired and was done with the sport.

(AW) Athletics: Eamonn Martin: “I get no pleasure from the fact no British man has won London since me”
After storming to glory in 1993, little did the Basildon runner realise that it would signal the start of a 30-year drought of domestic male victories at the London Marathon

(NY Times) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Was Supposed to Win the Boston Marathon. What Went Wrong?
Kipchoge set an impossible standard for himself. But even a two-time Olympic gold medalist and winner of 15 marathons can have a bad day

(The Telegraph) Athletics: London Marathon to avoid disruption after Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion talks
Race organisers have held face-to-face talks with activists and made their case for the race avoiding disruption

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Four Qatari athletes to take part in Doha Diamond League

(Runner's World) Athletics: At Age 75, Jeannie Rice Runs 3:33 at Boston Marathon
She averaged 8:08 per mile pace—and feels like she finally mastered the tricks of the tough course

(Tri247) Triathlon: What’s next for Gwen Jorgensen in her triathlon comeback?

(Irish Times) Athletics: Dublin sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke breaks her own 1

    April 19, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Newsweek) Women in Sport: World Athletics Hits Back at Claims Over Transgender Competitors

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Boston Marathon: Kenya's Mary Ngugi hits out at 'greedy' drug cheats
Kenya's Mary Ngugi says athletes who dope are "greedy" and need to realise that "money isn't everything".

(The Guardian) Athletics: Extinction Rebellion pledges to help guard London Marathon from protests
Extraordinary deal revealed by race director Hugh Brasher - Organisers still stepping up security amid disruption fears
(The Telegraph) Extinction Rebellion offers 'to guard London Marathon' against any Just Stop Oil protests
Race organisers hold face-to-face talks with activists and have made their case for the race avoiding disruption

Athletics: Canadian Marathon, Half Marathon Record Holder Cam Levins to Compete at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Fresh off his Canadian Marathon record of 2:05:36 at the 2023 Tokyo Marathon, Cam Levins will make his debut appearance at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

(The Star) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: Why I performed poorly in Boston
* Evans Chebet successfully defended his title in the 26.2-mile distance.
* Kichoge who was debuting in Boston was hoping to better the course record of 2:03:02 set by fellow countryman Geoffrey Mutai in 2011

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2023: Radio 1's Adele Roberts targets a world record following 'second chance' after cancer
"It's like I walked into that room as one person and came out completely different," says Adele Roberts. "When you hear those words, 'you've got cancer', nothing can prepare you for that."

(News.com.au) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines scorches transgender athlete Lia Thomas over recent remarks
All-American swimmer Riley Gaines has taken aim at transgender athlete Lia Thomas over recent comments she made opposing a ban

(WA) Athletics: Global medallists Bracy, Brume and Bednarek confirmed for Botswana Golden Grand Prix

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele: Eliud’s record motivates me
* Last year, he finished fifth in 2:05:19 behind Kipruto (2:04:39). In an exclusive interview with Nation Sport, the two-time Olympics 5,000 metres and 10,000m champion admits that this year’s race features one of the strongest fields

(Fast Women) Athletics: Everything Boston Marathon
Hellen Obiri pulls off a win in her first Boston Marathon

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines asks Lia Thomas whether her heart is broken seeing women miss out on opportunities after transgender swimmer called on Biden to allow trans athletes to compete in all sports
* Riley Gaines also called out Lia Thomas after the biological male's video release
* Thomas implored President Biden to add further protections for trans women

(NBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge considers Boston Marathon return after leg issue in debut
(NY Times) Eliud Kipchoge’s Next Feat: The Tactical Boston Marathon
The Boston Marathon, a tricky, hilly beast of a course, has humbled legends in the past. Can this master of speed tackle Heartbreak Hill?

(CBC) Athletics: Legendary track coach's unwavering support has Canada's Flanagan on path to 2024 Olympics
Canadian record holder will target 5,000-metre world championship standard in May

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Tampering is subject of AIU’s first Shining A Light article, Howman announces
David Howman, chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), has announced the start of a thought leadership series - Shining A Light - which will examine a sports-integrity topic on a quarterly basis, sharing insights and perspectives with the global sports community and media

(GQ) Athletics: Did the Boston Marathon just usher in a new era in the running shoe arms race?

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Sifan Hassan’s 2023 London Marathon challenge: “I’m going to finish the distance or the distance is going to finish me”
Just staying in her comfort zone isn’t an option for two-time Olympic gold medallist Sifan Hassan, who loves a challenge perhaps more than any other athletics star today. As she prepares to make her marathon debut on 23 April in London, Olympics.com looks at what drives the Dutch phenom whose favourite question seems to be, “Why not?”

(The Independent) Alistair Brownlee headlines battle of Olympic champions in innovative triathlon format
Brownlee is set to take on Kristian Blummenfelt and Jan Frodeno in the 100km European Open

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Top coaches have not been paid since December due to the financial crisis at UK Athletics, but governing body is handed boost by ticket sales of over 33,000 for Diamond League meet at London Stadium
* Dire financial figures in December revealed a massive £1.8m deficit for 2021-22
* Governing body could cut as many as 10 members of non-performance staff
* Ticket sales mean they can cover prize money, travel and appearance fees

(BBC) Running: Top ultrarunner Joasia Zakrzewski disqualified for using a car in race
A top Scottish ultra-marathon runner has been disqualified from a race for using a car during part of the route

    April 18, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DII Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
2023 NCAA DII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

(Business Wire) Athletics: PUMA Signs German Runner Konstanze Klosterhalfen
Sports company PUMA has signed a partnership agreement with German long-distance runner Konstanze Klosterhalfen, who will wear the company’s performance running products starting at the first Diamond League event in Doha on May 5.

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Fastest Shoes of the 2023 Boston Marathon
A look at the super shoes from Adidas, Asics, and On that competed with Nike on the sport’s biggest stage

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chebet’s coach reveals training that delivered Boston win
* The tactician pointed out that it was important to understand if an athlete had what it takes to be competitive in very unique environments, mostly different weather conditions
* That’s why I think Evans will take a while to make up his mind and make the best decision,” said Berardelli

(OutKick) Womwn in Sport: Riley Gaines Torches Biden Administration

(ITU) MultiSport: Multisport World Championships ready to deliver massive 61-nation Ibiza takeover

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2023: How to follow BBC coverage as Mo Farah and Eilish McColgan compete
The London Marathon is back in its traditional spring home and you can watch live on the BBC as thousands of runners join Mo Farah and Eilish McColgan on the start line on Sunday

(National Review) Women in Sport: Why Riley Gaines Matters
The former NCAA swimmer is an invaluable advocate for common sense
The Biden Administration Is Wrong on Trans Women Competing in Sports
Adult males who have only recently ‘identified’ as women are taking top prizes away from female athletes

(Women's Running) Athletics: Americans Led By Emma Bates at the 2023 Boston Marathon
The top three finishers from the U.S. all set substantial personal bests

(Marca) Women in Sport: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis calls transgender swimmer Lia Thomas a 'fraud'
DeSantis was very clear in his remarks against Thomas

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge unmoved despite Boston heartbreak
* In sports you win and lose and there's always tomorrow to set a new challenge. Excited for what is ahead-Kipchoge.
* It was double victory for Kenya as Evans Chebet defended his title in the men's category while Hellen Obiri truimphed in the women's category
(Daily Nation) Eliud Kipchoge speaks after finishing sixth in Boston Marathon
* Kipchoge, who was making his first appearance in Boston, holds course records in Tokyo(2:02:40), London (2:02:37) and Berlin (2:01:09)

(Diamond League) Athletics: Kipyegon eyes 1500m glory in Florence
Kenya's Faith Kipyegon will be out to exorcise a narrow 1500m defeat from 2021 when she returns to Florence for the third leg of the Wanda Diamond League at the Pietro Mennea Golden Gala on June 2nd

(The Telegraph) Athletics: London Marathon fears as Just Stop Oil warn of more sporting chaos
Four-day period of action planned by Extinction Rebellion who say they will not target marathon, but Just Stop Oil have their own plans

(CitiusMag) Athletics: 26.2 Parting Thoughts From The 2023 Boston Marathon
All you need to know from the action at the 2023 Boston Marathon - full report and results

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines Hits Back At Congresswoman Who Claimed She Just Wants Attention

(WA) Athletics: Chebet retains Boston title while Obiri claims first major marathon victory

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Evans Chebet wins SECOND straight Boston Marathon and fellow Kenyan Hellen Obiri takes her first 10 years on from terrorist bombing as Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz serves as marshal a decade after 'this is our city' speech
* Monday's race comes one decade after the terrorist bombing at the finish line
* Bomb-sniffing dogs, real and robotic, were being used at the finish line Monday

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: James Preston shakes off 2022 disappointment with world champs 800m spot all-but secured

    April 17, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Chebet, Obiri Are 2023 Boston Marathon Champions
Kenya's Evans Chebet successfully defended his Boston Marathon title here this morning, soundly defeating two-time Olympic Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and backing-up his TCS New York City Marathon win last fall

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: New Zealand’s ‘Strongest Man’ Applies To Compete In Women’s Powerlifting Division In Protest Of Gender Self-ID

(Boston.com) Athletics: ‘A good first Boston’: Emma Bates is the top American woman to finish the marathon. Here’s what to know.
She finished the stretch from Hopkinton to Back Bay in 2:22:10

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Boston Marathon sweep for Kenya, but not favorite Kipchoge

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Unbreakable Spirit of Evans Chebet
The 34-year-old once seemed destined for second place. Now the Boston Marathon champ has done the unthinkable: He has defeated Eliud Kipchoge

(WA) Athletics: Ndereba and Okayo – the marathon greats who blazed a trail for Kenyan women

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hellen Obiri of Kenya Wins the 2023 Boston Marathon
Emma Bates was the top American in fifth

(BBC) Athletics: Boston Marathon: Evans Chebet retains men's title & Hellen Obiri wins women's race
Kenya's Evans Chebet successfully defended his Boston Marathon title - with two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge back in sixth
(The Independent) Eliud Kipchoge beaten in shock Boston Marathon result
Evans Chebet defended his title in a time of 2:05:54, while Hellen Obiri claimed her first Marathon title to win the women’s race in 2:21:38

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's Evans Chebet defends Boston Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge finishes sixth
* Then Kipruto, who was in the lead, wilted to fall four seconds behind as Geay and Chebet battled at the front. Kipruto would rejoin Geay and Chebet at the front to go past 38km in 1:55:03.
* Then Kipruto would pull away from Chebet to go through 40km in 1:59:14 only for the defending champion to tuin on the screws to win
(The Star) Kenya's Hellen Obiri wins Boston Marathon
* The cash prize of the winner for both men and women is set at $150,000 which is equivalent to Sh20 million.
* For the Silver medalist, which is the second position, the holders will take up to $75,000 equating to Sh10 million

(Outside Online) Women in Sport: Kathrine Switzer Won’t Be Stopped
More than 50 years ago, this 20-year-old became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, even while organizers tried to pull her off the course. She finished—and started a movement

(NY Times) Athletics: Boston Marathon Live Updates: A Stacked Field of Runners, and a Solemn Anniversary
Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathoner, is running his first Boston Marathon, and the women’s field is full of champions. The finish line was rededicated to the victims of the 2013 bombing

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘Your childhood can haunt you’: Fatima Whitbread on trauma, triggers, therapy – and how sport saved her
Left for dead as an infant, raised in care and abused as a child, Whitbread became an exceptional athlete. She explains what it takes to be the world’s best javelin thrower, survive a breakdown and bounce back from financial ruin

(Fast Women) Women in Sport: Fast Women: It's Marathon Monday!
Appreciating a fast woman who led the way

(The New Yorker) Athletics: Why Were Two Female Running Champions Killed in Kenya?
(Boston Globe) Athletics: ‘Golden heaven’: Hundreds of golden retrievers pack Boston Common in memory of official Marathon dog
Spencer, who won many fans over the years he reigned in his Marathon post, died in February.

(Daily Maverick) Drugs in Sport: Global agency could suspend SA from international events if anti-doping laws are not amended

(BBC) Athletics: Athletics Ireland sorry for mix-up that led to national 10km race being too short
Athletics Ireland has issued an apology after a mix-up led to runners in the national 10km championship not completing the full distance

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    April 16, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: Sun Run: Vancouver runners set soggy paces to champion 10K elite races
"I was more than 15 seconds faster than last year. I tend to run well in the rain. I saw the forecast and I was just going to roll with it," — women's 10K elite race champion Leslie Sexton

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Former herdsman Kiplagat wants Team Kenya place after Rotterdam podium
* Nageeye, a teammate of Kenyan legend Eliud Kipchoge at the NN Running Team, also noted that he will be pushing athletes from Somali and Djibouti to qualify for the World Championships.
* He, meanwhile, tipped Kipchoge to win Monday’s Boston Marathon in a course record time

(NY Times) Athletics: To Speed Up, a Top Runner Is (Kind of) Slowing Down
Hellen Obiri moved from Kenya to Boulder, Colo., to chase a running accomplishment she has yet to achieve: dominance in the marathon

(EA) Athletics: Abdi triumphs in the Rotterdam Marathon in a world leading 2:03:47
Belgium’s Olympic bronze medallist Bashir Abdi triumphed in the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday (16) for the second time in his career, winning in a world leading time of 2:03:47
(WA) Abdi regains Rotterdam Marathon title

(Newsweek) Women in Sport: World Athletics Tightens Rules on Trans Athletes: Why This Matters

(Journal of Applied Physio;ogy) Women in Sport: Case Studies in Physiology: Male to female transgender swimmer in college athletics

(Women's Running) Athletics: What’s the Buzz in Boston? A Stellar Pro Women’s Field
The talk of the town is the unbelievable talent competing at the 2023 Boston Marathon. Here are seven things we learned on Friday

(NY Times) Athletics: The Boston Marathon Route: The Ups, the Downs and That Citgo Sign
From the rural suburbs to the bedlam of Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon is as special as distance running gets

(Outside Online) Athletics: Dave McGillivray Has Finished the Boston Marathon 50 Times. He’s Still Going Strong.
The longtime race director has run Boston for half a century, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon

(Nine.com) Athletics: Lesson in 'alpha' moment for Aussie teen athletics superstar who shocked the world

(Runner's World) Athletics: Watch: What It’s Like to Train With Eliud Kipchoge
Kipchoge’s teammate Augustine Choge talks workouts, mindset, and more

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 16-year-old prodigy leaves the athletics world stunned after smashing Aussie Olympic legend Sally Pearson's 100m hurdles record that had stood for 20 years: 'What a STAR!'
* Delta Amidzovski leaves fans stunned
* Teen broke Pearson's hurdles record
* Record had stood for almost 20 years

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge eyeing Boston Marathon course record
So far, Kipchoge has won Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago and London marathons in the Marathon World Majors series. The remaining races are Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya's Kwemoi improves Beijing Half Marathon record
* The Beijing Half Marathon, also known as Beijing International Running Festival, can be traced back to 1956
* China’s Yang Kegu followed Kirui to finish second in 1:03:41, which also surpassed the previous record set by Chinese runner Peng Jianhua in 2021, who was third this time

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Hoare wins Australian Athletes Performance of the Year for Commonwealth Games 1500m victory
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ollie Hoare has been named the recipient of the Bruce McAvaney Award for Performance of the Year as part of the Athletics Australia Awards for 2022

(CGTN) Athletics: Runners ready for nationwide marathons 2023!
On Sunday morning, multiple marathon races kicked off across China

(Times Live) Athletics: Steyn removes all doubt with record breaking triumph at Two Oceans

(The Herald) Athletics: Eilish McColgan excited to tread new ground in London Marathon
After three decades immersed in athletics, there are not too many times now when Eilish McColgan is stepping into the unknown

(WFIN) Women in Sport:Protester arrested outside of Riley Gaines speech at University of Buffalo

(Boston Herald) Athletics: 10 Years later: A Red Sox oral history of the Boston Marathon bombing
Five key members of the Boston Red Sox organization reflect on the week of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

(NY Times) Athletics: The Meaning of the Boston Marathon Finish Line, Then and Now
Ten years after the Boston Marathon bombing, the blue and yellow finish line of one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious events holds even stronger significance

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: US Olympian Gives Bizzare Explanation After Receiving Doping Ban

(CBC) Athletics: Flanagan obliterates Canadian 5K mark, dominates Boston road race with Very Nice teammates
Former record holder Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, who won last year, places 12th

USATF Masters Half Marathon Championships - Syracuse, NY

Vacouver Sun Run - BC

    April 15, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Kessler, Gear Win Tactical B.A.A. Invitational Miles
It continued to be a great day here for the Michigan-based Very Nice Track Club coached by Ron Warhurst

(Runner's World) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Shares How He Stays Calm Heading into 2023 Boston Marathon
Kipchoge sat down with Runner’s World, sharing how he maintains his unwavering confidence

(Runner's World) Athletics: Marathon Weekend Begins With Fast Times at the BAA 5K
Morgan Beadlescomb of the U.S. and Mekides Abebe of Ethiopia take the titles

(CBC) Athletics: 'The day never leaves me': 10 years later, Bostonians remember deadly marathon bombing
Federal appeals court considering Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bid to avoid execution

(WA) Athletics: Kipchoge and Beriso head strong Boston Marathon fields

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: US Olympian McPherson banned for 16 months after second doping violation of career
High jumper and Rio 2016 Olympian Inika McPherson has been handed a 16-month suspension by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) after she tested positive for prohibited substance furosemide - the second doping ban of her career.

(Fox Sports) Olympics: ‘Sending them home early’: Aussie greats slam ‘shameful’ Olympic village ban

(NBC) Athletics: Boston Marathon spotlight on Eliud Kipchoge, U.S. Olympic team contenders

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fledgling Nairobi City Marathon the talk of Rotterdam
* Rotterdam Marathon expects to raise one million Euros for cancer charity
* Sunday’s race starts at 10:00am local time (11:00am Kenyan time)

(RRW) Athletics: Beadlescomb, Abebe Win B.A.A. 5-K In Sprint Finishes
It was a very nice day for the Michigan-based Very Nice Track Club here in Back Bay this morning
(Canadian Running Magazine) Ben Flanagan shatters Canadian record at B.A.A. 5K
Flanagan adds another Canadian road record to his resume in Boston

(WCVB) Athletics: American Morgan Beadlescomb wins B.A.A. 5k in 13:25

(WA) Athletics: Alfred and Lyles secure winning start to their 200m seasons in Florida

(The Star) Athletics: Kwamboka shines in Kisii, trains eyes on World Championships
* The Kenya Police runner upset experienced Sandra Chebet to win the race in 33:54.05, six seconds clear of Chebet while Miriam Chebet timed 34:09.06 for third.
* Commonwealth 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot, who finished second in his 5,000m heat, said his focus is to reclaim the 1,500m title in Budapest even though, he admitted, competition in the event has intensified

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jepchirchir now eyes dream run in London Marathon
* The 2023 London Marathon, which will be run next Sunday (April 23), will be Jepchirchir’s first in more than seven months, and her first major event since winning the Boston Marathon on April 18 last year.
* After winning in Boston last year, Jepchirchir finished fifth at the Mastercard New York Mini 10K on June 11, and earned a call-up to Team Kenya for World Athletics Championships only to get an injury.
* Jepchirchir has a personal best 2:17:16 from 2020 Valencia

(The Telegraph) Athletics: When is the London Marathon 2023 and will Mo Farah be running?
Plus, start times, race route, affected transport and best viewing spots

(Runner's World) Athlwetics: Emma Bates Sounds Like Someone Who Very Much Wants to Win Boston
She says she has reached new heights during this training cycle. Can she put it together on Monday?

(WA) AThletics: World record-holders Bol, Cheptegei and Ingebrigtsen head to Lausanne

(Diamond League) Athletics: Bol returns to Florence
Dutch 400m hurdles star and Wanda Diamond League champions Femke Bol will return to Florence for the Pietro Mennea Golden Gala in June

(RRW) Athletics: At Boston, Elite Men Get A Rare And Special Chance To Run Against Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge's decision to run this year's Boston Marathon has sent a jolt through this city, and the 38 year-old double Olympic Marathon gold medalist is clearly keen to add his name to the race's prestigious winner's list.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 1:59 Challenge: Debate over sub two-hour marathon in normal race rekindled
* And with Eliud Kipchoge’s Boston Marathon debut keenly awaited on Monday, elite marathoners are eagerly waiting to see what the G.O.A.T. has up his sleeves, with a sub two-hour finish on Boylston Street not entirely out of question.
* The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest marathon with Monday’s race celebrating its 127th anniversary

(Sky Sports) Olympics: Olympics: Ukraine bans national teams from competing with Russia and Belarus in all sporting events
Ukraine bans its national teams from competing with Russian and Belarusian athletes amid war; International Olympic Committee decision had allowed participation of Russia and Belarus, with IOC describing criticism from Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic as 'deplorable'

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kwamboka, Nusra reign in AK Kisii meet
* Commonwealth Games 800m champion Mary Moraa and World Athletics Under-20 Championships gold medallist Reynold Kipkorir won in their specialties to reach the finals
* Nusra of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) continued with her journey in pursuit of sub-13 seconds, winning her third event in AK series, clocking 13.9, beating compatriot Hannah Mwangi to second place in 14.7
* KIrwa, the undisputed local king of jumps managed 7.49m to win men’s long jump after seeing off Bismarck Kipkorir from KDF who returned 7.23m

BAA 5K - Boston, MA

    April 14, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Kerley and Norman star in Yokohama 100m clash, Fraser-Pryce returns to Nairobi

(NBC) Athletics: Boston Marathon spotlight on Eliud Kipchoge, U.S. Olympic team contenders

(FanHub) Athletics:Laura Thweatt bringing confidence and enthusiasm to the Boston Marathon

(Globe and Mail) Cycling: Cobblestone roads of France no match for Alison Jackson, Canadian cycling star

(ADDitude) Athetics: “Athletes are Real People with Real Mental Health Issues:” Olympic Medalist Molly Seidel on the Long Road to Her ADHD Diagnosis
Molly Seidel is a professional marathoner, Olympian, and mental health advocate. She made history in her Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, where she became one of only three American women to ever medal in an Olympic marathon. Along the way, Seidel has been open and frank about her experiences living and competing as an athlete with OCD and ADHD, as well as her struggles with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Here, she shares her story

(ADN) Women in Sport: Alaska high school sports association to consider barring transgender girls from girls’ sports teams

(The Critic) Women in Sport: Running like a girl
The ridiculing of women’s bodies is a barrier to their health and happiness

(WGBH) Athletics: What would it take to crack the elusive 2-hour marathon time on Boston's course?

(WUSF) Athletics: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge hopes to be first to ever run a marathon in under 2 hours

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Boston Marathon champion Chebet relishing clash with the real ‘G.O.A.T’
* Chebet cannot wait to clash with marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge whom he will be racing against for the first time in his career
* The Kapsabet-based Chebet says he is highly motived to compete against Kipchoge considered the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T) in marathon racing
* Kipruto, Chebet's training partner, won the 2021 Boston Marathon champion

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 459: Emily Mackay – 3rd Place at USATF Indoor Championships Coming off of a Breakout Season
Emily Mackay is on the show today! She is a professional runner for Team New Balance Boston. She is a five-time NCAA All-American. She has recently had a bunch of breakout races. She PRed in the 3k this indoor season and was third at USATF Indoor Championships. She also broke 4:30 in the mile, she ran a 4:26, which was a 5 second PR

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'This is a call for it': Riley Gaines would 'LOVE' to debate Megan Rapinoe on transgender athletes after calling the ex-USWNT star a 'faux feminist' for objecting to trans ban in women's sports
* Riley Gaines has suggested Rapinoe and Billie Jean King are both hypocrites
* Gaines has been a vocal antagonist of biological men competing with women

(Boston Globe*) Athletics: Experts said it wasn’t possible. They set out to prove otherwise: Inside the quest to run a sub-two-hour marathon.
Eliud Kipchoge’s achievement — he ran 1:59:40 in 2019 — was as much science as it was athletic ability

(Track and Field News) Athletics: LIDAR-Based Boston Marathon Profile Map

(WA) Athletics: Centenary of Kansas Relays celebrated with World Athletics Heritage Plaque

(ESPN) Athletics: ESPN Presenting Live, Multiplatform Coverage of 127th Boston Marathon on April 17

(USATF) Athletics: Star recipients of USATF Journey To Gold scholarships announced

(Women's Running) Athletics: Viola Cheptoo Is Ready to Run Her Own Race
Learn how Viola Cheptoo prepares for the Boston Marathon, and what fuels her work to end gender-based violence with Tirop's Angels

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2023 Boston Marathon
The GOAT, Eliud Kipchoge, looks to make more history on the men’s side, and the women’s race is also stacked with talent. You won’t want to miss it

(The Star) Athletics: Omanyala promises new Africa 100m mark Kip Keino Classic
* Kenya’s “Beast from the East” is scheduled to run at the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Grand Prix 2 in Johannesburg on January 19 before featuring in the Gaborone Continental Tour meeting in Botswana on April 29.
* He will then travel to the Adidas Boost Games on May 6 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, before traveling back home for the Absa Kip Keino Classic

    April 13, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Moraa, Imali to light up AK Kisii meet
* This will not only be the first time in five years that Kisii will be hosting an AK event but also the first time a major event is being staged since the Gusii Stadium got a new tartan track
* Moraa, who is fresh from winning the 400m and 800m titles at the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (EAPCCO) Games in Kigali, will field in 400m and 800m races
* In 400m, Moraa will take fellow cops Africa 400m bronze medallist Veronica Mutua, Joan Cherono and Maureen Thomas, and Gladys Ngure from Kenya Prisons among others

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Unbreakable Spirit of Evans Chebet
The 34-year-old Kenyan once seemed destined for second place—then he started winning. He’ll face his biggest challenge yet in Hopkinton

(Runner's World) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s Higher Purpose
Ahead of his first appearance at the Boston Marathon, the Kenyan superstar sat down with us to share his vision for a better future

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics could make up to TEN members of staff redundant in their battle for financial survival - as the cash-strapped governing body attempts to recover from their huge £1.8MILLION losses in 2021-22
* UKA could cut up 10 members of staff as the threat of financial turmoil sets in
* Their CEO said: 'This is a challenging day, but it is the reality of where we are'
* The body's savings fell from £2.2m to just £430,000 in the space of 12 months

(CitiusMag) Athletics: 2023 Boston Marathon Preview: Eliud Kipchoge + Top Athletes, Storylines To Watch
Here’s everything you need to know and all the top storylines to watch for in the pro races at the 2023 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17

(Audacy) Women in Sport: Former Olympian's explosive allegations of doping and sexual assault at elite Nike running
KNX In Depth's Charles Feldman and Rob Archer talk to former Olympian and marathon runner Kara Goucher about her new book The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team

(RRW) Athletics: Flashback - Paula Radcliffe's Marathon WR 20 Years Later
Twenty years ago today Paula Radcliffe ran her absolute world record (since broken) for the marathon in London: 2:15:25. Here is the RRW story from that day

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Best Post-Race Beer and Food in Boston
Your guide to the best bars, parties, and brews following the Boston Marathon

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s approach to winning the Boston Marathon in a course record: “Boston needs a lot of patience”
The Kenyan double Olympic champion plans to run a sub 2:03 to better Geoffrey Mutai's course record of 2:03:02 that has stood for 12 years. The 2023 Boston Marathon will be live on the Olympic Channel via Olympics.com on April 17 in certain territories

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for April 23
Moen and Jepkesho head Vienna’s jubilee start lists

(Runner's World) Athletics: Does Eliud Kipchoge Really Have the Fastest Marathon Shoes Ever Made?
Few shoes have seen as much scientific scrutiny as his Nike Alphaflys and Vaporflys. Here are what the studies have found
Marathon Math
The numbers that prove Kipchoge is the undisputed greatest

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines says feminists Megan Rapinoe and Billie Jean King are 'actively fighting for women to lose' as she condemns their 'hypocrisy' for supporting inclusion of transgender athletes in women's sports
* Riley Gaines labeled Megan Rapinoe a 'faux feminist' on social media Tuesday
* The former U of Kentucky swimmer was attacked by trans activists last week

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen and Cheptegei among the stars in Lausanne
Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei will join the likes of Femke Bol, Simon Ehammer and Mujinga Kambundji at the sixth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Lausanne in June

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Indefatigable Edna to tackle Boston course again, at 43
* She will be competing against Kericho-based Sheila Chepkirui, former New York Marathon champion Joyciline Jepkosgei, 2021 Amsterdam Marathon Angela Tanui and Fancy Chemutai
* Also in the elite field are Maurine Chepkemoi, Mary Ngugi, Viola Cheptoo, Vibian Chepkirui and Hellen Obiri

(WA) Athletics: Kincaid kicks on, ready for the next chapter

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala cruises to victory in South Africa
Kenya's 400m hurdles champion Wiseman Were put away men’s 400m hurdles race in 49.23, beating home athletes Sabelo Dhlamini and Constant Pretorius to second and third places in 50.01 and 50.48 respectively

(National Review) Women in Sport: Biden’s Pretzel Logic on Men in Women’s Sports

    April 12, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Universe Sports) Athletics: Ed Eyestone: From championship athlete to championship coach

Athletics: Two-time Olympian, Former Canadian Record Holder Malindi Elmore to run her first Tartan Ottawa International Marathon
Elmore, 43, is a household name in Canadian distance running

(OutKick) Women in Sport: ESPN HAs Not Covered Riley Gaines Attack

(Albuquerque Jornal) Athletics: $2.3M coming around the bend: Collegiate indoor track and field championships an economic boon for Albuquerque

(Daily Nation) Omanyala, Imeta go head-on in South Africa
* Other Kenyans in action are; former world and Commonwealth Games 1,500m champion Elijah Manangoi who will compete in 800m, double national 400m hurdles champion Wiseman Were and Damaris Mutunga lines up for the 400m race
* Thereafter, the Kenyans will compete in the ASA Grand Prix 2 on April 19 at Germiston Stadium, Johannesburg. Last year Omanyala clocked 9.98sec to beat home athlete Akani Simbine to second place in 10.11sec at Germiston

(Marca) Women in Sport: Swimmer and women's rights activist slams Nike for transgender deal
Riley Gaines criticizes sportswear giant for mocking women, as faux-feminists are too scared to speak out

(NBC) Athletics: Ryan Crouser’s farthest shot put in history doesn’t count as world record

(Jewish World Review) Women in Sport: Biden's tranny sports-law upends intent of protections

(Marca) Women in Sport: Anna Hall's tearful plea: Stop telling female athletes they look like men
The heptathlete says she is tired of criticism of female athletes' bodies
(Runner's World) On TikTok, Anna Hall Tells Body Shamers: “Just Shut Up”
The World heptathlon bronze medalist is tired of hearing stranger’s opinions about her body

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines, Once Again, Goes After Megan Rapinoe After Originally Deleting Tweets

(The Nairobian) Drugs in Sport: Athletes call for better doping practices during AIU boss meeting, seek to reclaim international reputation

(Drake Relays) Athletics: USATF 1 Mile Road Championships To Feature Elite Field
The USATF 1 Mile Road Championships return to the downtown Des Moines at the Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Sprinter Dodin aims to put Seychelles on the athletics map

(Gulf Times) Athletics: El Bakkali headlines Doha DL 3000m steeplechase

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Olympic legend Billy Mills and equality campaigner Mary Cain among recipients of Team USA Community Award
Billy Mills, Olympic 10,000 metres gold medallist at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics has been named one of Team USA’s Community Champions for 2022

    April 11, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Outside Online) Athletics: Boston Is Still Strong 10 Years On
City and race organizers will honor Boston Marathon victims and first responders on April 15
Marathon Trailblazer Bobbi Gibb Finds Her Stride in Sculpture
The first woman to run the Boston Marathon creates art inspired by strength and movement

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World champion Fraser-Pryce returns for Kip Keino Classic
*However, the American has already given the world some pointers on what to expect this season with a blistering wind assisted 10.57sec victory at Miramar Invitational, Ansin Sports Complex, Florida, USA, on Saturday.
* The two sprinters are likely to bring their rivalry to Kip Keino Classic but Kori said that they are keeping their fingers crossed

(Canadian Running Maagzine) Athletics: New unbelievable Netflix documentary unpacks 2013 Boston Marathon bombing
The new documentary uncovers the untold stories and events from the 2013 bombing and four-day manhunt

(Runner's World) Athletics: 26 Key Moments From the Boston Marathon Course
How history has been made in the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepchirchir eyes Boston Marathon title
Other competitors in the women’s category include world champion Gotytom Gebreslase from Ethiopia, 2016 Boston Marathon champion Atsede Baysa, 2020 Tokyo Marathon champion Lonah Salpeter from Israel, 2018 Boston Marathon champion Desiree Linden from USA, among others

(Daily Caller) Women in Sport: Men Are Sweeping Competitions In Yet Another Female Athletic Category

(NY Post) Women in Sport: Biden trans-sports rule reverses the intent of the law it ‘enforces’

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Even the trans lobby can’t override biology in sport
No amount of magical thinking from the baying mob can alter biological facts, no matter how much they try to shut women up

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

2023 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

(Business Wire) Athletics: Boston Athletic Association Relies on Everbridge for the 127th Running of the Boston Marathon
The Everbridge platform will again deliver critical event updates and safety information at this year’s event, supporting more than 10,000 Boston Marathon staff and volunteers

(The Hill) Women in Sport: How sports data can guide transgender athlete eligibility

(Boston.com) Athletics: How did the Boston Marathon start line end up in Hopkinton?
It's been a century since the last time the race took off from Ashland. Here's how Hopkinton inherited the start line

(ABC) Athletics: American marathoner set to face off against his idol at the Boston Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Pacesetter Podcast: How Kenyan legend Ibrahim Hussein opened global marathon doors for Africa
* The Kenyan legend had won a holiday trip to Hawaii from his university base in Albuquerque in 1984, and decided to run in the Honolulu Marathon that year while on his holiday
* But the storm and windy conditions that year were so bad that Barahal and Cross convinced him not to run and, instead, aim for a 1985 return to the island

(The Guardian) Running: Chasing the runner’s high: the elusive buzz scientists are still figuring out
The promise of a runner’s high hovers tantalisingly on the horizon, but pinning down exactly what it is – and where else you can get it – is tricky

(USA Today) Women in Sport: Olympic track star Allyson Felix, who attended Final Four, says 'it's a special moment for women's sports'

(WBZ News) Athletics: Boston Marathon weather forecast - warmer than average with rain possible

The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team<
(NY Times) Athletics: The Wind Beneath Kara Goucher’s Wings? A Solid Teammate.
When she met with possible collaborators to talk about her memoir, the Olympic runner had her sights trained on one who would listen

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson Dominates Her Season Opener
The sprinter ran the fourth fastest 100-meter time in history, in all conditions

    April 10, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Allman and Perkovic to go head-to-head in Oslo

(Then Observer) Athletics: Olympic Champ Felix Shares Her Journey At The Guild
History’s Most Decorated Track And Field Athlete Fought To Protect Compensation For Athletes Who Become Moms

(GetOutThereMag) Cycling: Canadian cyclist Alison Jackson just won Paris-Roubaix Femmes

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Lesson in Defeat
An inside look at how Eliud Kipchoge came to know and understand his trusted coach, Patrick Sang

Athletics: The Council for Responsible Sport certified the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon with the highest distinction possible
The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada’s premier running event and the grand finale of the Canada Running Series (CRS

(The Spectator) Women in Sport: iley Gaines and the return of the medieval witch-hunt
This is the price for defending women’s sports and women’s rights — hate, insults, violence

(Kenyans) Athletics: Millions Eliud Kipchoge Will Bag If He Wins Boston Marathon

(Inside the Games) Olympics: German Minister threatens not to give Russian athletes visas
Germany's Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has threatened to block Russian athletes from entering her country if they are permitted to compete internationally.

(The Guardian) Athletics: Teenagers Bella Pasquali and Ryan Tarrant win Stawell Gift finals
Pasquali, 16, wins women’s event at one of world’s oldest races - Eighteen-year-old Tarrant wins men’s race in photo finish

(The Times) Women in Sport: Nike is putting women last and money first
Its creepy Dylan Mulvaney ad perpetuates ancient male fears of true female physicality and endangers girls

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Boston Marathon security ‘robust’ and ready, BPD commissioner says

(Runner's World) Athltics: Why Does the Boston Marathon Have a Qualification System?
Achieving a Boston qualifier can change a runner’s life. How did the BQ happen? What purpose does it serve? How has the BQ system affected the sport and your own running?

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Boston Marathon bombing survivor Meghan Zipin finds light after tragedy; first book to be released on 10-year anniversary
First Light captures Zipin’s journey from Marathon Day 2013 to becoming a mother

(omen's Running) Athletics: Hellen Obiri Sets Her Sights on Boston
After moving from Kenya to Colorado, Obiri is ready to compete

(El Pais) Athletics: Carl Lewis: ‘There is a perfect way to run. One perfect way’
The ‘Son of the Wind’ failed as an actor, singer, and politician. But with nine Olympic golds and ten World Championship medals under his belt, ‘King Carl’ remains one of the greatest athletes in history

    April 9, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Olympic medallists Jenner and Davies lead backlash against Nike for trans influencer Mulvaney partnership
Olympic medallists Caitlyn Jenner and Sharron Davies have led a backlash against American brand Nike, following a row over its partnership with transgender actress and influencer Dylan Mulvaney to advertise a sports bra and leggings

(Dyestat) Athletics: Simeon Birnbaum, Irene Riggs Lead Historically Deep 3,200 Showcase at Arcadia Invitational
Birnbaum edges Simmons 8:34.10 to 8:34.14 to set National Federation mark, leading 16 athletes under 8:50 and contributing to 44 overall sub-9 boys efforts; Riggs runs 9:52.66 to eclipse Frias’ meet record from last year, as nine female competitors produce sub-10 performances

(WBZ News) Athletics: 'It's brutal,' Race is on to fix potholes along Boston Marathon route

WA) Athletics: Hurdles star Holloway returns to Paris

(WA) Athletics: Allman, Hobbs and Richardson set strong early season marks

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah well beaten at Port-Gentil 10km
Veteran distance runner clocks disappointing 30:41 in road race in Gabon ahead of London Marathon on April 23

(CBC) Athletics: No pain, no gain: Aaron Brown runs 400 metres to limit rust-busting in short sprints
Toronto native 3rd Saturday in 100 in Florida, also has 'unfinished business' in 200

(The Gleaner) Athletics: JAAA boss advocates for shorter track and field meets

(ITU) Triathlon: Sophie Linn on top of Arena Games Triathlon world as Potter wins in London

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Miramar Invitational 2023 Webcast

(WA) Athletics: Marking 45 years since Rono's world record spree

(NY Times) Athletics: The Runners Changing Course on Uniform Expectations
In competitive running, norms dictating attire are sticky but changing

(Diamond League) Athletics: Perkovic and Allman face off in Oslo
Wanda Diamond League champion Valarie Allman and six-time Diamond Trophy winner Sandra Perkovic will go head to head in the women's discus at the Bislett Games in Oslo in June

(Tri247) Triathlon: Arena Games Triathlon London 2023: Beth Potter wins as Linn takes world title

(Daily Nation) Athletics: It runs in the family, siblings of top athletics stars in Kenya junior team
* Athletics Kenya Saturday named a squad of 53 athletes for the continental championships programmed from April 29 to May 3 in Lusaka
* Once again, Commonwealth Games and Africa 100 metres champion Ferdinand Omanyala’s younger brother, Isaac Omurwa, claimed the ticket in men’s under-20 100m
* Elgeyo Marakwet’s Pamela Kosgei’s star continued to rise when she won the women's under-20 3,000m final in nine minutes and 43.30 seconds, beating her closest rival Sylvia Lelelgo from Eldoret to second place by massive 25 seconds

(The Independent) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah prepares for his final London Marathon with low-key showing in Gabon
The big race in England takes place on 23 April

(BBC) Athletics: Chloe Abbott: The Voice who is chasing Broadway and Olympic success

    April 8, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K Presented by REI Wins USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2023 Travel Award Contest for Best 5K Race.
Popular recognition is testament to not just a well-organized event, but to the attraction of peak bloom of the iconic cherry trees in our Nation's Capital.

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Title IX and the New Rule on Transgender Athletes Explained
The Biden administration proposed a rule change that would allow schools to block some transgender athletes from competing on sports teams that match their gender identities

(Irish Times) Athletics: Rhasidat Adeleke: ‘I just want to work harder, run faster, that’s what drives me on’
It’s been a stratospheric journey from Tallaght to Texas for the 20-year-old Irish sprinter, who is on the fast track to becoming the new superstar of Irish athletics

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Runners in Dresden Marathon "bib swap" banned for six months by AIU
Camilo Santiago of Spain and Ivan Zarco Alvarez of Honduras have been suspended for six months by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for a bib-swapping offence at the Dresden Marathon in 2021

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Youngsters Cherop, Kiptoo stake claim in Team Kenya for African event
* Cherop and Kiptoo are among 50 athletes expected to be picked on Saturday for the continental youth and junior championships slated for April 29 to May 3 in Lusaka, Zambia
* The East and Central Africa Under-20 5,000m champion Diana Cherotich also positioned herself for a double and a place in Team Kenya after she won the women's Under-20 5,000m final during the National trials on Friday at the Nyayo National Stadium
* Vincent Kimaiyo from Elgeyo Marakwet was untouchable in men’s under-20 5,000m final as Ndombi’s Solomon Mutisya reigned supreme in men’s 3,000m steeplechase to all earn their place in the team to Lusaka

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah finishes seventh in Port-Gentil 10km two weeks before London Marathon
Mo Farah finished seventh in 30 minutes and 41 seconds in the Port-Gentil 10km in Gabon, 15 days before the London Marathon

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies calls for Nike boycott after trans influencer promoted its sports bra
Dylan Mulvaney’s Instagram posts have caused controversy with critics asking whether someone without breasts was the best choice for a model

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Amelia Strickler: Trans TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney's offensive parody makes a total mockery of female athletes like me

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Biden Plan Allows Limits on Trans Athletes’ Participation in School Sports
It is the first time the administration has substantively weighed in on the charged debate. The proposal would also prevent schools from enacting across-the-board bans

    April 7, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

18:51 EDT - we have power and internet - at least for now.
There will be no Digest today . If we get consistent power and internet back we will publish a special weekend edition of the Digest

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines 'ambushed and physically hit' after Saving Women's Sports speech at San Francisco State
Riley Gaines was barricaded in a room on the 3rd floor of a university building for nearly three hours after the protests began

(WRAL) Women in Sport:Former UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell supports bill restricting transgender athletes
Former UNC woman's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell on Thursday voiced her support for a bill restricting transgender athletes

(Inside the Games) Athletics: USA Track and Field to stage innovative events in hope of growth prior to Los Angeles 2028
USA Track and Field (USATF) and local organiser Jesse Williams are ramping up athletics events in a bid to increase the sport's popularity prior to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games

(Senitinel-Express) Women in Sport: US would bar full ban on trans athletes but allow exceptions

(The Star) Athletics: Third edition of Nairobi relay marathon set for May
* he event is an exciting relay format where teams of six runners compete, with each runner covering seven kilometers to complete a full marathon of 42.2 km.
* Multiple Paralympic champion and former full and half marathon world record holder, Henry Wanyoike and his guide Paul Wanyoike are expected to grace the event

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Putting Cobh on the map of iconic road races
Last Sunday’s 10-Mile race is building on the proud tradition once held by Ballycotton

(Dr Stacy Sims) Women in Sport: Cutting Through the Confusion of Cycle-Sync Style Training
Tracking and training with your menstrual cycle helps you dial in your fitness with your physiology

(FanHub) Athletics: Run Like What You Want to Become
Marlee Starliper - "I wanted to write this post for those who may need encouragement in their racing journeys–but also for myself as I continue my own journey. FINALLY, after a 6-month hiatus, I was able to race again at NC State’s home track meet (Raleigh Relays) to start off the outdoor track season!"

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 458: Erika Kemp – Debuting at the Boston Marathon
Erika Kemp is making her debut at the Boston Marathon! Erika was first on the show on episode 298 in January 2021. At that time, she was training for the Olympic Standard while training with the BAA. She recently announced that she sponsored by Brooks

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: “An Injustice” : Former Canadian Olympic Head Coach Speaks Out Against Results Of 2016 Olympics, Calls For Sex-Segregated Sport

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: EXCLUSIVE: College swimming champion Riley Gaines says Nike is making 'a sad mockery' of women after recruiting trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney to advertise new sports bra - as Olympians also join the backlash
* Gaines, one of the most successful college swimmers ever, told DailyMail.com Nike's decision to recruit Mulvaney to promote womenswear was disrespectful
* She led criticism of the brand's tie up with Mulvaney as a former Olympian also accused Nike of 'selling their products by erasing women'
* Mulvaney earns up to $150,000 per social media post to promote Nike Women

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Steeplechase world champion Jeruto provisionally suspended by AIU

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'We take two steps forward... and then Nike does this': Olympian Sharron Davies leads boycott of sportswear brand after it pays trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney to promote its sports bra
Mulvaney posed for a series of pictures and videos promoting bras and leggings

    April 6, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

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(WA) Athletics: World indoor record-holder Girma takes on five global gold medallists in Doha

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Peter Bol: Australian runner's doping row could have global impact
When runner Peter Bol edged ahead of the pack during the men's 800m final at the Tokyo Olympics, it felt like the whole of Australia was cheering him on

    April 5, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

We had a power outage today at 3 PM and were unable to do updates after this time.

(Diamond League) Athletics: One Month To Go
With one month to go until the start of the season, here's everything you need to know about the Wanda Diamond League opener in Doha

(Footwear News) Athletics" After Hitting $1 Billion, Here’s How Hoka Plans to Surpass Its Next Sales Milestone

(Outside Online) Health and Fitness: No One Can Keep Up with Hans Smeets
This 75-year-old runner might be the world’s fittest man at his age, so fit that researchers turned him into a case study

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Medics helping Kenyan athletes cover up doping, says AIU
* The AIU said it believes Kenyan athletes are "being assisted by a person or persons, including someone with considerable medical knowledge"
* "It is clear doping in Kenya is increasingly well organised and these cases underline the reality that medically-experienced personnel are involved," said AIU chairman David Howman

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for April 23
Hamburg might be in for another Ethiopian marathon stunner

(RunYoung50) Women in Sport: Women’s participation in ultrarunning – a short history

(Medium) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Holds the World Record. But He Won’t Set a New Record in the 2023 Boston Marathon
The Boston course is notoriously challenging, with Heartbreak Hill and more. That’s not the problem

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Why aren’t more people paying attention to women’s triathlon racing?
A look at the numbers after Ironman 70.3 Oceanside shows a huge discrepancy when it comes to the interest in women's racing

(MSN) Women in Sport: Caitlyn Jenner makes political move against transgender athletes

(SBJ) Olympics: Research shows benefits, impact for Oly sponsors

(SFGate) Athletics: Olympian Des Linden talks about her new book, the Boston Marathon and race day essentials
Choosing to Run

(Runner's World) Athletics: Boston Marathon Bombing Docuseries to Premiere a Decade After the Tragedy
The three-part series will air on April 12 on Netflix

    April 4, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Runner's World) Athletics: 2023 Boston Marathon Weather Forecast
Will it be a great day to run, or as bad as 2018? (Plus, historical looks at the crazy weather in Boston.)

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK warns age-cheats ahead of Under 18 and 20 trials
* Kenya finished second behind South Africa during the last Africa Athletics Under-18 and Under-20 Championships held in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivore with 44 medals 17 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze
* South Africa collected 56 medals; 26 gold, 20 silver and 10 bronze

(USATF) Athletics: Two American Records Fall at the Masters 10 Mile Championships

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Integrity Unit suspects criminal systematic doping cover-up operation in Kenya
An anti-doping disciplinary tribunal convened by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has concluded that there is a "medically-savvy operation helping athletes to try and cover up doping offences" after similarities were found in at least two recent tampering cases involving Kenyan athletes

(USTFCCCA) Atletics: M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan athletes Betty Lempus, Eglay Nalyanya banned for five and eight years in near identical cases

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Injured Sharon Lokedi disappointed at missing Boston Marathon
* She went to the US in 2015 after clearing her Form Four at Kapkenda Girls High School where she used to compete in long distance races and would always perform well
* Lokedi joined University of Kansas where she pursued Supply Chain and Logistics and graduated in 2019 and joined Under Armour Running Shoe Company

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis returns to Hengelo

(Olympic Channel) Athletics:A champion's diet: What marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge eats
The double Olympic gold medallist and world record holder needs to sustain himself for hours during training and on race days, but prefers to keep his food very simple with most of it sourced locally around his base in Kaptagat

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Women swimmers WON'T have to race against trans athletes under new rules from Swim England: Sport's governing body will bring in separate 'female' and 'open' categories for competitions from September
The sport's governing body has introduced 'open' category for those born male

(Insider) Olympics: Nike envisions a wild future with Olympics in outer space, clothing made of spider silk, and footballs make of stardust

(WA) Athletics: Van Niekerk to make Bislett Games debut in Oslo

(The Star) Athletics: Cherop explains why she missed her personal best in Milano
* Cherop, a former world marathon bronze medalist won the Milano Marathon on Sunday morning after clocking 2:26.13
* Ethiopia's Ethlemahu Sintayehu (2:26.30) and compatriot Emily Kipchumba Chebet (2:28.08) placed second and third respectively

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hillary Bor Sets New American Record at the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
Bor and Sara Hall also won the 10 Mile National Championships at the Washington D.C. race

(BBC) Ultra Running: Bath tunnel ultra marathon a 'mind-bending' test
"You've got to be a sandwich short of a picnic to give it a go."

    April 3, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Tamara Jewett proves she can bike and swim, too
All eyes might have been on Tamara Jewett's half-marathon in Oceanside, but her swim and bike improvements launch her career to the next level

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Why female representation matters for Canadian Olympians
Maddy Price and Georgia Simmerling have big goals for the future of women's sport in Canada

(SportStar) Drugs in Sport: Trinidad long jumper Tyra Gittens banned for unintentional doping lapse
The 24-year-old Gittens blamed the presence of the substance on medicine she takes for ADHD. But at the time the samples were taken, Gittens had allowed her Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to expire

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

(Tri247) Triathlon: Jorgensen and Zaferes set to go head-to-head in Missouri

(Runner;s World) Athletics: 4 Collegiate Records Fall in Outdoor Track Opening Weekend
Kentucky’s Masai Russell broke the collegiate record in the 100-meter hurdles, and Texas clocked 3 different records in the relays

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Things only triathletes who raced in the 90s would remember
Speedos and singlets, aluminum bikes and mailed in entries ... a triathlete's life was simpler back then

(WA) Athletics: Van Niekerk to make Bislett Games debut in Oslo

(Fair Play for Women) Women in Sport: Athletics and swimming restore fair competition for women and girls
(Swimming.org) Updated transgender and non-binary competition policy for swimming

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans shine in road races
* Kamais (1:06:00) led compatriot Janeth Chepng’etich (1:06:42) to a 1-2 finish, locking out Ftwa Zeray Bezabh (Ethiopia) to third place in 1:07:15
* Simiu took 27:22 to win, beating home athletes Precious Mashele (27:36) and Thabang Mosiako (27:53), as Ndinda timed 31:41 for second, losing the women’s battle to Ethiopia’s Bekelech Teku in 31:38

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Komazawa's Kaneko Wins Yaizu Minato Half Marathon

(The San Diego Union-Tribune) Athletics: Edwin Kurgat outpaces North Park, Tijuana residents to win Carlsbad 5000

(EA) Athletics: McColgan blasts to a British record of 65:43 in the Berlin Half Marathon
Returning to the city in which she won silver in the 5000m at the 2018 European Athletics Championships, Eilish McColgan showed her range by taking victory in the Berlin Half Marathon on Sunday (2) and smashing her British record in the process

(The Star) Athletics: Simiu confident of Budapest trip after setting course record in South Africa
* "I came here with the purpose of winning and that has come to pass alongside a course record. Running 27 in 10km is easy for me and this has opened the door as I prepare for the World Championships in Budapest," said Simiu
* In the women's race, Ethiopian Bekelech Wariyo won the title in 31:37 ahead of Kenyan Fridah Ndinda (31:41), Ugandan Docus Ajok (32:15) as another Kenyan, Diana Chesang, finished seventh in 33:39

Athletics: Hillary Bor Sets American Record, Takes Home $50,000 Bonus From 50th Annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
Ethiopian Tsegay Kidanu and Ugandan Sarah Chelangat win open races, Hillary Bor and fellow American Sara Hall are both second overall and win USATF 10 Mile National Championships

(The National) Athletics: Victory and another record for McColgan in Berlin half marathon

(WA) Athletics: Nkrumie and Reid sizzle at Jamaican High School Championships

(WA) Athletics: Hull doubles at Australian Championships, Van Niekerk and Simbine shine at South African Championships

    April 2, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Scottish Athletics) Ahletics: British Record Alert! Fantastic Eilish brings Half Marathon time down again in Berlin – as London looms

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: How Spanish middle distance star Mariano Garcia put his small hometown on the world stage
In an exclusive interview with Olympics.com, the 800m indoor track athletics world champion reveals the reason behind never moving away from his home town, why his motorcycle-riding alter ego comes out on race day, and his new focus in athletics

(USATF) Athletics: Hall Earns Fourth Title, Bor Repeats at the USATF 10 Mile Championships

(WA) Athletics: Russell breaks collegiate 100m hurdles record at Texas Relays

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprop recovers from slow start to win Paris Marathon
* She was lagging a minute behind the leading pack at one point before summoning her energies to catch up with them.
* Kiprop outsprinted Ethiopian Atalel Anmut in a photo finish with both athletes given identical times
(Inside the Games) Paris Marathon gives taste of what to expect at Olympics as debutant and veteran triumph
Ethiopia's 20-year-old debutant Abeje Ayana beat compatriot and favourite Guye Adola to the men’s title at the Paris Marathon, while Kenya's 37-year-old Helah Kiprop won the women's race with a dramatic late surge

(RRW) Athletics: USA Record For Bor Yields $59,000 Payday At Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
The 50th edition of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile here this morning ended with a bang when Olympic steeplechaser Hillary Bor not only won the men's division of the USATF 10 Mile Championships, but also claimed a $50,000 bonus for breaking Greg Meyer's 40-year-old national record by just two seconds

(ESPN) Athletics: Abeje Ayana, Helah Kiprop victorious in Paris Marathon

(The Spectator) Women in Sport: In praise of Sharron Davies
It’s been quite a while since we celebrated any of Sharron Davies’s considerable achievements in the pool – well, a bronze and a silver in 1990 at Auckland was the last time – but I would bet a box full of brand-new Speedos to a secondhand pair of goggles that nothing has made her prouder than her part in World Athletics’ decision to ban transgender women from competing in female international events. She has campaigned for this for years with great courage and at considerable cost

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Local teen wins 7 Mile Bridge Run in Florida Keys

(BBC) Athletics: Berlin Half: Eilish McColgan smashes own British record
Eilish McColgan smashed her own British record to win the Berlin Half Marathon

Athletics: 50th Annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Festivities Include Hall of Fame Recognition for Gar Williams, Jeff Darman and Irv Newman
Rob Wolfe and Steve Broyles announced as co-recipients of the 2023 Les Kinion Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk impresses in taking gold at South African Athletics Championships 2023
World record holder reclaims the title he last held in 2016 at the three-day South African senior track and field championships

Athletics: GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON: Eilish McColgan smashes British record, Sabastian Sawe wins Empfängerlisten
A total of 35,515 athletes from 131 countries entered the 42nd edition of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON

(Inside the Games) Olympics: IOC warns Paris 2024 boycott over Russia presence will "hurt" Ukrainian athletes
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned Ukraine against boycotting qualifying events for next year’s Olympics in Paris due to the presence of Russians and Belarusians, claiming it will "only hurt" Ukrainian athletes and "in no way impact the war that the world wants to stop"

(Barron's) Athletics: Triple Jumper Tamgho To End Retirement For Home Paris Olympics

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Lights, camera, not quite enough action | A column by Len Johnson
If, like me, you think innovation in athletics started with Nitro and those introductions were athletes trot onto the track past a couple of exploding gas canisters, then you’ve probably never heard of the International Track Association

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: The science behind New Zealand sprint queen Zoe Hobbs' breakthrough summer

Cherry Blossom 5K & 10 Mile - Washington, DC
USATF 10 Mile Championships - Washington, DC

    April 1, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Leo Bergere takes close win at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Reigning world champion hangs on for 12-second win in California
Huge win for Tamara Jewett at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Canadian runs incredible 1:13 half-marathon to take biggest win of her career

Athletics: Sasha Gollish and Jeremy Coughler take the Titles at Spring Run-Off
Celebrating its 46th edition, the Spring Run-Off has raised $28,500 for Parkdale Community Foodbank

(WA) Athletics: Kimais and Kipkorir dominate in Prague

(AW) Athletics: Guye Adola headlines Paris Marathon
Berlin Marathon champion from 2021 looks to add another title to his name by winning in French capital

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Thousands of Complaints Filed After Trans YouTuber Allowed To Play On Women’s Football League, Reportedly Injured Players

(OutKick) Women in Sport: ESPN Gets Destroyed On Twitter For Absurd Women’S History Month Video
Earlier this week, ESPN ran a minute-long promo featuring Lia Thomas. It was part of their Women’s History Month celebration. Just one problem, though: Lia Thomas is a dude

(CNN) Women in Sport: After a regulation change for transgender athletes, CeCé Telfer is determined to ‘keep pursuing her dreams’
Before transitioning, Telfer competed for the men's team at Franklin Pierce, ranking 200th in 2016 and 390th in 2017 among Division II competition

(LA Times) Athletics: Track and field organizers will try to elevate sport in Los Angeles this spring >A?

(Radio Prague Internationl) Athletics: Kenyans dominate Prague Half Marathon

(The Critic) Women in Sport: EDI Contra Science
The misuse of “ethics” in academic research
In January I was approached by members of the UK Athlete’s Commission. They asked if I could survey elite athletes on their views on trans participation in athletics. As World Athletics was planning to announce a new policy on trans inclusion, they felt it was vital that the voices of athletes were heard. UK Athletics has refused to survey either its grassroots membership or its elite athletes on the question. The athletes wanted my help to conduct a survey of their own

(Dyestat) Athletics: Mckenzie Long Runs 'Definitely Shocking' 10.80W At Texas Relays
Ole Miss Sprinter Underwent Hip Surgery Three Years Ago And Has Risen Near The Top Of NCAA Sprinting

(The Conversaion) Drugs in Sport: What went wrong in Peter Bol’s doping case? A sport integrity expert explains

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: UK Athletics bans transgender athletes from female competition
UK Athletics follows World Athletics on policy - Governing body will explore creation of open category
(BBC) UK Athletics bans transgender women from competing in female category
UK Athletics has banned transgender women from competing in the female category in its competitions and events in the United Kingdom
(Daily Mail) UK Athletics will BAN transgender women from competing in the female category from Saturday - following World Athletics' regulations in all competitions - while Sharron Davies urges other British sports to join them
* UK Athletics will ban transgender women from competing in females categories
* It comes after World Athletics' announcement last week enforcing the change
* Sharron Davies has continued to speak out for fairness within women's sport

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: The true difference between men and women’s bodies – and what it means for the trans athlete debate
Genetics, hormones, and pure muscle: what experts can tell us about the playing field levels

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie split from coach after training camp row
Coach Andy Young has denied there was a ‘bust up’ between himself and the athletes

Prague Half Marathon - Prague, Czech Republic

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