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Runner's Web August 2018 FrontPage Archive

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(Outside Online) Cycling: Can a Ketone Drink Help Break Cycling's Hour Record?
An Italian cyclist takes aim at the sport’s most storied record, with the aid of a controversial fuel

Triathlon: The Evolution of 80/20 Training
The reason virtually all of today’s elite triathletes maintain an 80/20 intensity balance in their training is simple: competition

(NBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman runs world’s fastest 100m in three years

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyan trio retain IAAF Diamond League titles

(The Telegraph) Laura Muir claims biggest win of her career with Diamond League 1500m crown

(Edinburgh News) Athletics: Jake Wightman frustrated as he reaches end of track season
Jake Wightman feels his season is ending too soon after he rounded off his track campaign with fourth place in the 800 metres at tonight’s Diamond League final in Brussels

(EA) Athletics: Hofmann, Lasitskene, Stefanidi and Khaladovich hit the jackpot in Zurich
European athletes Andreas Hofmann, Mariya Lasitskene, Ekaterini Stefanidi and Tatsiana Khaladovich hit the jackpot at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, securing not only a $50,000 first prize cheque but also a prestigious Diamond Trophy

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: American long jumper Lawson suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit for drug failure

(Runner's World) Athletics: 8 Reasons To Grab Your Superhero Cape And Race the New Wonder Woman Run Series
This new kickass series celebrates female empowerment

(Digital Journal) Athletics: Sandi Morris earns 2nd place in Diamond League, gets engaged

Athletics: ISTAF In Berlin’S Olympic Stadium On Sunday
Eleven European Champions at Berlin’s ISTAF, Caster Semenya returns, farewell for Robert Harting and Kim Collins

(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown narrowly misses 200m podium at Diamond League final
Canadian teammates Sage Watson 7th in hurdles, Matt Hughes 11th in steeplechase at Weltklasse Zürich

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bedan Karoki eyes maiden Chicago Marathon crown

(The Citizen) Athletics: Wayde is back on track
His 10-month absence since injuring his knee in a touch rugby game has felt more like ages

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Zurich working hard for its Weltklasse status

(ITU) Triathlon: Takahashi dominates triathlon at the Asian Games to claim the gold medal

(NBC) Athletics: Conseslus Kipruto wins Zurich steeplechase with one shoe

(AFP) Athletics: Semenya, Lyles cruise to Diamond League trophies

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipruto and Obiri retain titles with impressive finishes in Zurich - IAAF Diamond League

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League finals: Dina Asher-Smith loses last 100m of season but anchors relay to gold
Britain's Dina Asher-Smith lost her last 100m race of the season, but anchored the 4x100m relay team to gold at the Diamond League finals in Zurich
(The Telegraph) Dina Asher-Smith misses out on Diamond League trophy in final 100m of the season in Zurich

IAAF Diamond League Brussels - Belgium
CBC 2 PM EDT 2018 IAAF Track and Field Diamond League Series - Brussels

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(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: Tyler Hamilton Q&A Part 1: The unfairness of a doped peloton
Tyler Hamilton Q&A Part 2: Isolation and inner demons

(IAAF) Athletics: Lonah Chemtai Salpeter: I love running because...

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Cheaters in Mexico City Marathon take a selfie and grab a medal

(Reuters) Athletics: Kenya's Okeyo banned for life for taking Nike money

(IAAF) Athletics: Back-to-back IAAF Diamond League finals no problem for Schippers, Hassan and Ibarguen

(CBC) Athletics: Confident Mo Ahmed leads 7-member Canadian squad into Diamond League finals
National champion chases elusive victory in 5,000m against world's elite

(USATF) Athletics: Sixty Americans set to compete at Diamond League Finals

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Russian athletes set to be awarded medal upgrades by IOC despite having previously served doping bans
* Ekaterina Poistogova and Tatyana Tomashova will receive silver medals from IOC
* Poistogova served two-year doping ban and Tomashova missed Beijing 2008
* Previously the International Olympic Association had blocked such upgrades

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Eilish McColgan takes place among elite at Weltklasse meet
Zurich is not quite the final destination of a glorious summer for Eilish McColgan. Her presence in tonight’s Diamond League finale offers, however, one last opportunity to underline the strides made in her journey into the global middle-distance elite

Glen Tay Block Road Race - Perth, ON

IAAF Diamond League Zurich - Switzerland
CBC 2:00 PM EDT IAAF Track and Field Diamond League Series - Zurich

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(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge focused:Olympic champion seek to break personal best in Berlin Marathon next month

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya, Manyonga eye Diamond League titles

(EA) Athletics: Hassan prepared for a busy end to her summer campaign

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Oregon Ducks gain star distance runners from the University of San Francisco

Athletics: Kenya’s John Kipkosgei Korir to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Kenya’s John Korir hopes to step out from beneath the shadow cast by his famous older brother, Wesley Korir, with a victory at the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 21st

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League finals - Dina Asher-Smith goes for 100m title
Britain's Dina Asher-Smith will try to crown her season with the 100m Diamond League title in Zurich on Thursday

(Medium) Athletics: Kipruto, Obiri Lead 27 Kenyans For DL Finale

(Women's Running) Athletics: How The Pros Pick And Prepare For Fall Marathons

(The Standard) Athletics: Woman in Asbel Kiprop's leaked video left fighting for life

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Tygart accuses Bach of "throwing in the towel" on doping and says RUSADA reinstatement would be "devastating blow"
Travis Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has accused International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach of "throwing in the towel" after he conceded that sport's battle against drugs cannot not be won

(CBC) Athletics: Donovan Bailey: Better days are ahead for Andre De Grasse
Track legend says triple Olympic medallist's injury may be a blessing in disguise

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: 1988 Olympic decathlon champion admits PED use

Athletics: Jenny Simpson and Nick Willis to Race for Record-Setting Titles at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 9
18 Olympians to toe the line in world’s most iconic road mile race, including Olympians Matthew Centrowitz, Emma Coburn, Lopez Lomong, and Boris Berian

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Will Climate Change Mean for Your Favorite Marathon?
From surging waters in the Southeast to wildfires in the West, here’s how a warming planet affects your racing

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(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Gwen Jorgensen to Race Chicago Marathon In First Test Since Transition from Triathlon

(LetsRun) Athletics: The Secrets of the World’s Best 1500-Meter Training Group: How Elijah Manangoi, Timothy Cheruiyot, & Coach Bernard Ouma Turned Rongai Athletics Club Into a Powerhouse
The world’s best 1500-meter training group can be found at Rongai Athletics Club, where, under the direction of karate master-turned coach Bernard Ouma, athletes like Elijah Manangoi and Timothy Cheruiyot dodge giraffes and drag tires to become champions

(MLive) Athletics: Rain delays 2018 Crim racers but doesn't hamper their fun

(Half Moon Bay Review) Triathlon: Triathlete sues Half Moon Bay
A Belmont woman is suing the city of Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County and others after she was hit by a vehicle during the Half Moon Bay Triathlon in April

Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon set for October 28
Guye Adola aims for fast lane in Frankfurt

(Bustle) Athletics: How Desiree Linden Made History At The 2018 Boston Marathon By Just "Showing Up"

(Reuters) Athletics: Ta Lou ready to end Jamaican and U.S. sprint supremacy

(IAAF) Athletics: Samba smashes 400m hurdles Games record at Asian Games

(Indian Express) Women in Sport: After Asiad silver, Dutee Chand warns athletes about IAAF’s testosterone cap rule
Don't be pressurised into undergoing medication or be subjected to tests, says sprint star Dutee Chand

(NBC) Athletics: Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic triathlon champion, sets second marathon

(TUKO) Athletics: 1500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop exposed for having an affair with best friend’s wife

(The Star) Athletics: Eyes on Chepkoech - World 3,000m SC record holder takes on Cherono and Chespiol in Brussels this Friday

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(Yahoo) WOmen in Sport: Jakarta silver erases nightmares for tormented Indian sprinter Chand
India's Dutee Chand has gone through some pretty dark days over the last few years as she battled to compete in athletics despite her hyperandrogenism but all that was forgotten once she had her Asian Games 100 metres silver medal in her hands

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: 13,000 alleged cheaters at Mexico City Marathon
Race organizers have reportedly made efforts to cut down cheating, but at first glance, it appears nothing has changed

(IAAF) Athletics: How to follow the IAAF Diamond League finals

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2018 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Preseason

Athletics: Specialty Running Retailers Return To Austin For The 13th Annual The Running Event Conference And Expo
Leverage the "Indie Edge," Beat Amazon and the Big Boxes, and Learn How Digital is Changing the Customer Journey, November 27 to 30, 2018

Athletics:The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Welcomes Strong American Field to Contend for the Crown at the 41st Annual Event
Olympic Gold Medalist and Two-Time Triathlon World Champion Gwen Jorgensen Joins Previously Announced Top Americans Galen Rupp, Jordan Hasay, Amy Cragg and Laura Thweatt
(Fast Running) Gwen Jorgensen set for Chicago Marathon
The Olympic triathlon champion sets her second marathon date as she targets gold on the roads at Toyko 2020

(Quartz) Olympics: Japan’s deadly heatwave should worry athletes competing in the 2022 Olympics

(News Tribune) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping group moves to close loophole with lab in Kenya

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Kawauchi Misses New Caledonia Marathon Course Record

(IAAF) Athletics: Ekiru breaks course record at Mexico City Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Eric Avila and Shannon Osika Run Fastest Miles Ever Recorded on Tennessee Soil
We can’t wait to see what the fifth stop of the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour on September 7 will bring

(Nairobi News) Drugs in Sport: Athlete Asbel Kiprop behaving badly in car as drug cheat ban looms

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Coe hopeful all countries will attend 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha despite diplomatic dispute
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has expressed his hope that all nations will participate at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, despite the ongoing diplomatic issues surrounding Qatar

(Irish Times) Triathlon: Tipping Point - How bored do you have to be to think Ironman is a good idea?
Time-consuming pursuit isn’t so much about exercise as an existential cry for help

(ITU) Triathlon: Another WTS win for Mario Mola after victory in Montreal

(The Mainichi) Athletics: Suzuki, Okamoto win Hokkaido Marathon for spots in Olympic qualifier

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Series - Vicky Holland wins gold in Montreal to close in on title
Britain's Vicky Holland claimed gold in Montreal to close the gap on Katie Zaferes at the top of the World Triathlon Series leaderboard

(IAAF) Athletics: Hills wins Oceania cross country title on a course made for hills

(IAAF) Athletics: Singh breaks Games shot put record as Asian Games begin in Jakarta

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Triathlon: Record Breaking Win at Quantico Tri
Tri-umphant Finish Sets New Course Record. Active Duty Marine Majors Lead All Finishers

(USATF) Athletics: Road Mile Champions Crowned as Records Fall at USATF Masters 1 Mile Championships

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya in hot pursuit of Diamond glory
History beckons for Caster Semenya as she chases an unprecedented IAAF Diamond League hat-trick this week

(AFP) Athletics: Chelimo blasts heat, pollution after Asian Games marathon gold
(Japan Running News) Nogami Takes Silver in Asian Games Women's Marathon

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Victoria’s Andrew Buchanan and Madeline Hills win Aussie XC Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir says Glasgow is becoming an 'iconic' host city
Glasgow is becoming an "iconic city" for hosting major sporting events, says European champion Laura Muir

(CBC) Triathlon: Canadian triathlete Joanna Brown finishes 4th at Montreal World Series event
Carp, Ont., native crosses finish line one minute 10 seconds off pace

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(Running USA) Athletics: Indy Women's Half Marathon and 5K Brings Area's Fastest Females to Indianapolis on Sept. 29

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Marathon stars shine in Iten

(ITU) Triathlon: Brit Vicky Holland Collects third WTS gold of season with Montreal Win

(Outside Online) Multisport: How Heat Therapy Could Boost Your Performance
Elite athletes are turning up the thermostat in pursuit of an edge

(AFP) Athletics: Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival
(Japan Times) Inoue wins Asian Games marathon in final sprint

Athletics: Five-Time Olympian Bernard Lagat to Make Marathon Debut in Talented Men’s Professional Athlete Field at TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4
Nine Olympians and 14 Paralympians to race in men’s professional open and wheelchair divisions, joining previously announced defending champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Marcel Hug (Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Kipsang puts rivals on notice ahead of Berlin Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Wanjiru joins fray: 2017 London champion joins star-studded line-up for New York race as Lagat plans marathon debut

Montreal CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup - QC

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(BBTM) Athletics: Meet the Miler - Craig Engels
NIKE Oregon Project athlete returns to the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll on Saturday evening to defend his Ed Murphey Memphis Mile title

(IAAF) Athletics: Americas team named for IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: World 800m bronze medallist Kipyegon Bett tests positive for EPO
Bett edged out GB’s Kyle Langford at 2017 worlds in London - Bett, 20, is awaiting tests on B sample

(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track & Field Athlete Demi Payne Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(USATF) Athletics: David Angell wins USATF Masters 5K Championships en route to Athlete of the Week

(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: Bruyneel ordered to pay over $1 million to U.S. government

(Spikes) Athletics: Keturah In Five
At just 22-years-old, Keturah Orji has been transformative for the women's triple jump in the United States. While her many accolades on the track are well-documented, SPIKES learns a few lesser-known facts about the star jumper

(Outside Online) Multisport: How to Identify and Treat Anemia
Athletes are especially susceptible to this common, curable iron-deficiency disease

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Injured Duffy to miss rest of race series
Flora Duffy has been forced to withdraw from the final two races of the ITU World Triathlon Series because of a recurring foot injury

(IAAF) Athletics: Kebede to defend title at Mexico City Marathon

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: D-day looms for Eliza McCartney in race for fitness ahead of Diamond League finals

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Virginia Brophy Achman - Love What I Do
Carrie interviews Twin Cities in Motion Executive Director, Virginia Brophy Achman! Virginia shares the most rewarding aspects of her job, her favorite parts of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon course, and offers words of encouragement for first time participants

(Diamond League) Athletics: The Diamond League Finals: Who’s Qualified?
After a fierce, season-long battle for qualification, the Diamond League Finals are at last upon us. So which athletes have a chance to get their hands on the Diamond Trophy in Zürich and Brussels?

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Blood, Dunlop Volleys & World Records - the Derek Clayton Story

(The Star) Athletics: Bring on Zurich
World and Commonwealth Games 1,500m champion Elijah Manang’oi will renew rivalry with silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot at the Zurich Diamond League next week

(Edinburgh News) Athletics: Capital runner Lynsey Sharp takes second in strong field in Italy

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Athletics: Michelob Ultra Named Title Sponsor Of The Rock ‘N’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon
Michelob ULTRA Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon takes place on October 6-7, 2018

Triathlon: Recognizing and preventing common triathlon-related injuries
This is an excerpt from Triathlon Anatomy eBook by Mark Klion & Troy Jacobson

(The Malestrom) Athletics: European 100 metre Gold Medallist Zharnel Hughes Talks About Life in the Fast Lane

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: 43-Year-Old Bernard Lagat To Make Marathon Debut in New York City

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Kenya announce establishment of Oversight Committee to tackle doping crisis

Athletics: Boston Marathon Winner Des Linden Faces Off With Sarah Sellers To Lead A Stacked Professional Field At 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
Men’s field highlighted by Olympians Lilesa and Abdirahman, World Marathon Champion Ghebreslassie

(ITU) Drugs in Sport: Mexican triathlete Eder Mejía suspended from competition for four years

(TeamSA) Athletics: Another great win for SA’s Semenya

(CBC) Athletics: 2019 Marathon by the Sea will be leaner and meaner, says organizer
25th anniversary event will see several cost-cutting changes

(The Guardian) Athletics: IAAF vice-president Sergey Bubka cleared of making suspicious payment
AIU says payment to former IAAF treasurer did not breach rules - Valentin Balakhnichev banned from athletics for life in 2016

(Japan Running News) Athletics: How a Former National Team Level Marathoner Developed an Eating Disorder

(Capital FM) Athletics: Keitany out to recapture New York title
After falling short to second place last year, veteran Mary Keitany will be out to recapture the New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race, slatted for November 4 in USA

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: The future of world records
Almost 30 years ago, in its build-up to the 1988 Olympics, a US magazine published 'Testing Human Limits', a story discussing the probable progression of world records

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Our athletes should raise Ostrava bar - Korir

(IAAF) Athletics: Yuki Kawauchi: I Love Running Because...

(England Athletics) Athletics: Virgin Money London Marathon Club entry opens 5 November

(The Star) Athletics: Kipsang eyes Berlin
Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang is currently doing at least 40km a day in readiness for the next month’s Berlin Marathon

Athletics: The Fitteam Palm Beaches Marathon Announces New Course Featuring Beauty And Breezes Of Flagler Drive And The Intracoastal
It's a fast and flat track which could turn out the quickest times in the state of Florida if weather cooperates because of the absence of bridges on the course

(IAAF) Athletics: Baker clocks 9.87 world lead in Chorzow

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Separate and Equal
With today’s announcement of the very strong pro women’s field gathering for the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon, another old idea resurfaced in the attempt to help focus attention on the actual racing side of the game

(BBTM) Athletics: Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

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(Gulf Times) Athletics: Coach Kotze plotting Samba’s path to world title and record

Athletics: Australia’s Jess Trengove To Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Australia’s Jess Trengove, a two-time Commonwealth Games medalist, has confirmed she will race the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 21st

(ESW) Athletics: Road Runners Club of America Announces its 2019 National Championship Event Series
Seven races attracting over 19,000 runners are spotlighted at the national level of this historic event series

(ITU) Triathlon: Race for Women's World Title Heats up in WTS Montreal
WTS Montreal Welcomes Elite Men for Penultimate race of season

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: High jumper Boss accepts six month sanction from USADA following positive test after TUE expiry

(IOL) Athletics: Two Oceans champ Gerda Steyn to run New York Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Molly Huddle Added to a Deep Women’s Pro Field at New York City Marathon
Shalane Flanagan and Desiree Linden will also compete at the November race

(Star-Gazette) Athletics: Elmira native Molly Huddle to run New York City Marathon for second time

(The Stnadard) Athletics: Vivian and Mo Farah to defend Great North Run 21km crowns

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Jenna Prandini Is Returning To Her Old Self
The World Cup 200 saw Jenna Prandini dashing to victory in a PR 22.16

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Athletics: Three-Time Champion Mary Keitany and Five-Time Champion Tatyana McFadden Aim to Reclaim Top Podium Spots at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4
Keitany and Virgin Money London Marathon champion Vivian Cheruiyot join 2016 TCS New York City Marathon podium finisher Molly Huddle in racing previously announced defending champion Shalane Flanagan and Boston Marathon champion Des Linden in star-studded women’s open division

Athletics: SOUL Electronics Launches World’s First AI Wireless Earphones with GAIT Analysis
The RUN FREE PRO BIO earphones monitor running form and provide real-time coaching to maximize performance

(Medium) Athletics: Chespol Now Wants Her Case Terminated, Rues Changing Management

(ITU) Triathlon: Asiago awarded with the 2019 Winter Triathlon World Championships

(BT) Triathlon: Britain prepares to host double dose of ITU World Triathlon Series action in 2019
The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds and Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham return to the sporting calendar for 2019, with mass participation entries to each event opening in a month’s time on Wednesday 19 September

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics:Episode 27 with Kara Goucher
"When you have things that are out of your control, that are weighing on you and really causing you angst on a daily basis, your running is not going to be what you want it to be. It can be a great escape, it can be a place you go to find calmness and peace in your heart and your mind, but you’re not going to perform at all what you’re capable of performing."

(Work, PLay, Love) Multisport: "The Bigger the Ship, The Harder to Turn"
From dealing with a DNF to sexual harassment in coaching, new Picky Bars developments to marketing yourself as an athlete, Lauren and Jesse cover a range of topics with an even wider range of emotions in this episode

(National Geographic) Science of Sport: How Technology and Smarts Help Athletes Push the Limits
Science is helping to create new training methods and amazing performances by athletes such as swimmer Katie Ledecky. How much faster, stronger, and better can humans get?

(IAAF) Athletics: With qualifications now concluded, IAAF Diamond League finals fields taking shape

(3Wiresports) Multisport: The scarlet Safe Sport letter

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Armenteros, Loy Named 2018 National High School T&F Coaches of the Year

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(Ottawa Citizen) Olympics:The Olympics, the infamy and the champs
Take a step behind the scenes as we highlight some memorable coverage from the Ottawa Citizen’s storied past. Today: Martin Cleary, Ben Johnson and the Olympics

(Diamond League) Athletics: Lausanne - 5 Things To Look Out For
Who will join Andre De Grasse in the final? Can Dafne Schippers secure her place in the top eight? As the Road To The Final reaches Lausanne, here are five things to look out for at Athletissima this Thursday

(CBC) Athletics: Sask. athlete racing toward 2020 Olympics after fractures, surgery
Jessica Furlan, who grew up in Regina, fractured her foot twice while preparing for the Rio Olympics

(SportsMax) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce pulls curtain on 2018 season

(Edmonton Sun) Athletics: Pair of new champions at Edmonton Marathon

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Thompson urges Asher-Smith to reassess goals
Former Olympic champion Daley Thompson has challenged Dina Asher-Smith to reassess her long-term ambitions after a stunning performance at the European Athletics Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: High and low - Natoya Goule
Jamaican 800m record-holder Natoya Goule outlines a landmark run from this season’s IAAF Diamond League circuit for her high moment and a gloomy memory from the 2017 campaign for her low moment

(The Conversation) Olympics: Tokyo’s heatwave suggests risky temperatures for the 2020 Olympics. Here’s what the city can do

(SportBT) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah targets record fifth Great North Run win
Farah is preparing for the Chicago marathon in October
(Fast Running) Mo Farah and Vivian Cheruiyot set for Great North Run
Britain’s half marathon record holder and 2016 women’s champion will return to Tyneside next month

(IAAF) Athletics: Morris: 'I believe that women can jump 5.20m'

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsens and Warholm provide the highlights at the Norwegian Championships

(Globe and Mail) Triathlons: Smoke, air quality issues lead to scrapped triathlons in B.C.’s Central Okanagan

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith eyes up first Diamond League trophy to finish superb European treble season on a high

(The Guardian) Athletics: Reece Prescod’s gloss finish suggests he can be a real force in Tokyo
Briton leaves impression on American sprinters - ‘He’s a really good finisher,’ says Noah Lyles
(Daily Mail) It's time to get you started: Fast-finisher Reece Prescod must be quicker off the blocks
* Reece Prescod set a 100m personal best of 9.94secs on Saturday
* He was beaten on photo finish by USA sprinter Christian Coleman
* The Brit knows he needs to work on his start to win races at the highest level

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Birmingham Diamond League - Christian Coleman Survives Late-Race Scare
Christian Coleman’s margin over hard-charging Reece Prescod was a mere 0.001

(Runner's World) Athletics: Ben Flanagan Leaps Through Finish Line to Win Falmouth Road Race
Caroline Chepkoech surges early to win the women’s elite race

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(GlobalNews) Triathlon: ‘It’s been a rough week’ - Organizers devastated to cancel Kelowna’s Apple Triathlon due to air quality

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiptum, Kwamesa win Safaricom Deaf marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Ben Flanagan 1st Canadian in 46 years to win Falmouth Road Race
NCAA 10,000m champion outkicks U.S. pro runner Scott Fauble in sprint to finish
(Falmouth Road Race) Flanagan Surprises, Chepkoech Cruises in New Balance Falmouth Road Race
McFadden and Romanchuk Repeat as Winners in Wheelchair Division

(USATF) Athletics: Masters runners from 40 to 93 win USATF Masters 5K Championships at Atlanta

(NewsTalkZB) Athletics: Valerie Adams shot put future revealed

(Cape Cod Times) Athletics: Boston Marathon winner happy to be part of Falmouth Road Race
Desiree Linden dashed her way into history in April when she became the first American woman since 1985 to win the Boston Marathon

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Los Angeles 2028 begin preparations to launch sponsorship campaign with $2.5 billion target
Los Angeles 2028 has taken its first major steps towards launching its marketing plan to raise $2.5 billion (£2 billion/€2.2 billion) in sponsorship, it has been reported

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Is TrackTown still TrackTown without Lananna?

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: O’Connell Street
Anyone who knows anything at all about Dublin, even if they’ve never set foot in that stout-soaked city, will know that the main drag is called O’Connell Street

(EA) Athletics: Kramer just misses Swedish 800m record in Gothenburg
A week after winning silver at the European Championships in Berlin, Andreas Kramer was a comfortable winner at home in the Goteborg Athletics Grand Prix, a European Athletics Outdoor Classic Permit Meeting, on Saturday (18) evening

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Craig Engels, Rachel Schneider Win Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile
Grace Connolly, John Mariano Victorious in Tommy Cochary High School Mile

(Fast Running) Athletics: Athletes impress at Grand Prix Birmingham
Laura Muir just misses out on Kelly Holmes 1000m record as Australian wins the historic Emsley Carr Mile

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Triumphant Kenyan athletes celebrate Bett's life in London

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Finally, Brother Colm O'Connel is honoured

(FloTrack) Athletics: USATF & NACAC Said Winners Would Get The 'A' Standard--That's Not True

(The Guardian) Athletics: Reece Prescod’s late surge fractionally short of catching Christian Coleman
Briton loses 100m at Birmingham Grand Prix by 0.001sec - Matthew Hudson-Smith fails in 400m British record attempt

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian-record holder Brandon McBride fails to qualify for Diamond League final
Hurdler Sage Watson will lead Canada's 7-member squad into Zurich, Brussels at end of August

(Daily Sun) Athletics: NAZ Elite's Zienasellassie back from Eritrea, ready for Falmouth Road Race

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Laura Muir happy despite missing out on Kelly Holmes’ record

(Sport24) Athletics: Manyonga shines at Diamond League event in Birmingham

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Kiwi pole vaulter Eliza McCartney injured in Diamond League event

Falmouth Road Race - Falmouth, MA

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith must settle for second in the 200m while Laura Muir keeps up winning ways
(Daily Mail) Sprinter Reece Prescod sets personal best of 9.94secs in 100m but is denied victory by Christian Coleman at Diamond League meet in Birmingham
* Reece Prescod sets a personal best of 9.94secs at Diamond League grand prix
* USA star Christian Coleman wins event in a photo finish, with Noah Lyles third
* Double European Championship gold winner Zharnel Hughes finishes fifth

(The Guardian) Athletics: Tired Dina Asher-Smith falls just short to Shaunae Miller-Uibo
Toll of European Championships tells in Grand Prix 200m - Asher-Smith second behind Bahamian Miller-Uibo

(BBC) Athletics: GB's Muir wins women's 1000m
Great Britain's Laura Muir holds off the competition to take victory in the women's 1000m at the Birmingham Grand Prix

(Tri247) Triathlon: Nicola Spirig dominates Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Cup

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Laura Muir relishing tough test in bid for British record

(Irish Times) Triathlon: Simply no stopping the rise of the Ironman - and, of course, woman
Sport of triathlon quietly going about its own business - a $650m one

(Japan Times) Athletics: Statue honoring 1964 Olympic icon Billy Mills needs home

(The Herald) Athletics: Birmingham Diamond League - Five to Watch

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Allie Kieffer Interview
Allie placed 5th at the NYC Marathon in 2017 and everyone is excited to hear that she’s coming back for 2018. Allie runs for Oiselle, she recently placed 4th at the Peachtree Road Race 10K Championships. Allie holds a 2:29 marathon PR and has big dreams of being on the podium this fall in NYC

ENCA) Athletics: Semenya to headline Brittish Müller Grand Prix

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Craig Engels, Rachel Schneider Headline Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

(Yahoo) Athletics: Coleman ready for bright ending to rough season

IAAF Diamond League - Birmingham, UK

Reykjavik Marathon - Iceland

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Ditching of egos and a focus on team ethic has turned Britain into a thriving sprint nation

(CBC) Athletics: Christabel Nettey set to secure berth in Diamond League final following health scare
Canadian long jumper confident, excited to compete in Birmingham after recovering from exhaustion

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith discovers role-model status and targets bigger tests
Asher-Smith faces toughest test this summer against double world silver-medallist Marie-Josée Ta Lou in Birmingham
(BBC) Diamond League Birmingham: Dina Asher-Smith to take on world's best
Britain's triple European champion Dina Asher-Smith will take on three of the world's best sprinters in Saturday's Diamond League event in Birmingham

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith says she is 'under no illusions' as she prepares to face toughest field of the season in Birmingham

(Daily Nation) Athletics: ‘Bett had a vision for Kenyan sprinters’
Nicholas Bett had requested Athletics Kenya to put up a training camp for sprinters, but didn’t live to see his dream followed up to fruition

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Diamond Dina Asher-Smith back on track at Birmingham after stellar European Championships
Dina Asher-Smith heads a stellar field in the Diamond League event in Birmingham this weekend

(Outside Online) Athletics: This Is the Future of Hot-Weather Marathoning
With two years until the Tokyo Olympics, organizers are preparing for what could be a brutally warm race

(Capital FM) Athletics: Korir eyes stab at Rudisha’s World Record
African 800m silver medalist Emmanuel Korir has set a target of going for David Rudisha’s World Record of One minute, 40.91 seconds set at the Olympic Stadium in London, United Kingdom in 2012

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Clash of the titans: Birmingham's Diamond League meet is the biggest 100m race since Usain Bolt retired
* Britain's sprinters will face their true test in the Diamond League in Birmingham
* Zharnel Hughes claimed the 'golden generation' is reasserting itself globally
* They will be up against sprinting's new wave in a truly stacked line-up
* The 16-man field on Saturday includes 2011 champion Yohan Blake
* Excitement is building for American Noah Lyles who has just turned 21
(The Telegraph) 21-year-old sprint sensation Noah Lyles, the fastest man in the world this year, believes he 'can run 100m in 9.41 seconds'
(The Guardian) Sprinting needs another hero and Noah Lyles of the US puts up his hand
American prospect will be on a British track for the first time in Birmingham on Saturday evening and contesting the 100 metres

(Drugs in Sport: Kipyegon Bett: Kenyan runner suspended after "failing to submit" to a drugs test
Kenyan middle-distance runner Kipyegon Bett has been provisionally suspended from competition for "refusing or failing to submit" to a drugs test

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(USATF) Athletics: Crikey! Sandi Morris has a lot of creatures
Wake up and brew some coffee, scramble some eggs, and feed the dog -- then the lizard. That’s how Olympic silver medalist pole vaulter and avid animal lover Sandi Morris starts each day at home in Arkansas

(Penguin Random House) Multisport: University of Nike
How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education

(Ealing Times) Athletics: I want to be world's best, says European champion Muir

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK to host Track and Field meeting in honour of Nicholas Bett

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan world 800m medallist Bett provisionally suspended after accused of refusing drugs test
World Championships bronze medallist Kipyegon Bett has become the latest Kenyan athlete to be embroiled in an anti-doping case after he was provisionally suspended for evading a drugs test

Athletics: Grandma’s Minnesota Mile set for September 7
Individual and Team Registration for the 12th Annual Minnesota Mile is open

(ESW) Triathlon: Brownlee Brothers Set To Compete In 2018 Beijing International Triathlon With A Field Of 30 Professional Triathletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: How Nicholas Bett inspired many youngsters

(Boulder Running) Athletics: Elite Fields Announced for the Mile High Mile

(Science of Running) Athletics: An Analysis of Eliud Kipchoge’s Training Before His Berlin Marathon Victory

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Tokyo Experiments With Spraying Water Along 2020 Marathon Course to Combat Heat

Athletics: ISTAF set for September 2nd in Berlin's Olympic Stadium
European Champions return to the Olympic Stadium for global challenge

(Sweat Science - Outside Online) Multisport: Defining the Upper Limits of Fitness
Exactly how much power can a human produce? Scientists want to know

(VOA) Athletics: Olympian in Self-Imposed Exile Will Return to Ethiopia

(VMLM) Athletics: London Marathon Events appoints Spencer Barden as Head of Elite Athletes

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: time for more Irish athletes to raise the bar
Ireland’s successes in Berlin and Glasgow last week should spur us on to greater efforts

(Tri247) Triathlon: Jonathan Bronwlee returns to Lausanne

(Palm Beach Daily News) Athletics:Why the Palm Beaches Marathon won’t run through Palm Beach this year

(Victoria News) Athletics: Get ready for the 39th annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon
Up to 9,000 particpants are anticipated for this year’s three-day race weekend

(Edmonton Journal) Athletics: Edmonton marathon, air show, dragon boat planners hopeful smoke will clear

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(The Star) Athletics:Bett’s final journey - 2015 world 400m hurdles champion to be buried today at Simat Village

(ITU) Triathlon: Spirig on the hunt for a World Cup title at home In Lausanne WC

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor all set - New York Marathon champion to defend title in November

(BBC) Athletics: Olympic champion Van Niekerk recounts the race of his life
Two years on, Wayde van Niekerk recounts his historic victory at Rio 2016, where he became the 400m Olympic champion and broke the world record

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘There have been some difficult times’
Hepthathlete has overcome family bereavement to claim silver this summer but believes she can improve
(BBC) Katarina Johnson-Thompson points to tougher mindset as key to medal success

(NY Times) Multisport: How Body Type May Determine Runners’ and Swimmers’ Destinies
According to a new study which closely examined the morphology of world-class swimmers and runners, there is evidence that while there is a body type associated with success in each sport’s various distances, in swimming, that body type is consistently the same

Athletics: Canadian Women to Battle For Medals at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
This IAAF Gold Label event will serve as Athletics Canada’s National Championship for the fourth consecutive year

(SCMP) Athletics: Hong Kong Marathon to welcome 4,000 extra runners to its main event in 2019 with organisers out to foster long-distance ‘culture’
The total number of participants in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon programme will remain the same, with the other distances cut

(RTE) Drugs in Sport: Drug ban for Canadian Yaremczuk at Dublin marathon

Athletics: CIM continues to draw in record registration numbers, reaches earliest sell-out in race history
1,000 Charity Entries Still Available For Dec. 2 Race

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain
Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore blood flow to the brain when you’re sitting for hours

(Ethiopian Herald) Drugs in Sport: Kenya faces fresh anti-doping crisis while Ethiopia remains in problem list countries

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Laura Muir happy to share European Championship success with parents

(AFP) Athletics:Rivalry pushes red-hot Chinese sprinters to the limit

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Thousands turn up to pay last respects to fallen hurdler

(The Guardian) Athletics: Why Ethiopia's running success is about more than poverty and altitude

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith says she has to get faster to win Olympic gold
Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith says she will have to "get a little bit faster" to challenge for gold at the World Championships and Olympic Game

(IAAF) Athletics: Kamworor and Flanagan will defend their New York City Marathon titles

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(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir - European champion says it's important Scottish kids see her train
Laura Muir believes her European Championships success proves "you really can do it" at international level while being based in Scotland

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'I don’t feel any different to how I did 30 years ago': Daley Thompson, at 60, retains his evangelical passion for fitness

(Sports Integrity Commission) Drugs in Sport: Fourteen substances used over five years by Australian cyclist

(ESW) Athletics: Kara Goucher Debuts Strong - A Runner’s Guide to Increasing Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You
Two-Time Olympian and World Silver Medalist Shares Her Secrets to Conquering Self-Doubt and Improving Life Performance

(NY Times) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan Will Defend New York City Marathon Title at Age 37
She won the New York Marathon last year at 36. Now, after taking a good long while to consider retirement, she will try to do it again

(Fast Running) Athletics: Laura Muir to target Dame Kelly Holmes 1000m record this weekend
European 1500m champion Laura Muir and fellow medalists Eilish McColgan and Jake Wightman are among the 13 European medal-winning Brits looking to continue their memorable 2018 seasons at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham this coming Saturday (18 August) at the Alexander Stadium

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith says she has to get faster to win Olympic gold
Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith says she will have to "get a little bit faster" to challenge for gold at the World Championships and Olympic Games

(Daily Mail) Athletics: The new queen of British sport is in the money... but for Dina Asher-Smith it's all about the medals
* Dina Asher-Smith enjoyed a truly memorable time at European Championships
* The 22-year-old won gold in the 100m, 4x100m and 200m gold while in Berlin
* She became the first Brit to win three golds at a European Championships
* Asher-Smith remarkably set British records in the individual sprints in Germany
* She has shown plenty of talent from a young age, setting records from age of 13
(The Guardian) Dina Asher-Smith’s treble ‘the performance of a generation’
Neil Black thinks there is more to come from the sprinter - Asher-Smith’s coach John Blackie credited with key role

(NBC) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan to defend New York City Marathon title rather than retire

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith's competitors should be afraid after 'out of this world' treble, says head of British Athletics

( Athletics: Guardian Mile's debut run puts fast times in downtown Cleveland

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya’s Cherono not giving up Berlin Marathon title without fight

(RT) Athletics: ‘It looked awful, but what could I do?’- Belarusian runner won marathon despite excessive nosebleed

(CBC) Athletics: Despite lack of fans and competitors, Canada's NACAC success undeniable
Canadian youth given chance to shine with many big names absent

(The Independent) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith turns attention towards Tokyo 2020 after Berlin success
The 22-year-old created history in Berlin after claiming the 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles

(EA) Athletics: President Hansen calls Berlin 2018 'best ever' European Athletics Championships

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Tokyo Olympic Half-Marathon - A column by Len Johnson

(RRW) Athletics: Favorites Win On Final Night Of European Athletics Championships
On the final night of the 24th European Athletics Championships here at Olympic Stadium, three favorites prevailed in the final middle and long distance events on the schedule: Britain's Laura Muir in the 1500m, Netherlands's Sifan Hassan in the 5000m, and Germany's Gesa Krause in the 3000m steeplechase

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Jared Kerr soaring to new heights under Carl Lewis's tutelage
Brampton, Ont., native 1st Canadian long jumper to break 8-metre mark in 16 years
Aaron Brown makes up for 200m disappointment by anchoring Canada to relay gold
Canadian Crystal Emmanuel snags silver in women's 200-metre

(The Guardian) Athletics: Russia trump GB in final tally as European organisers look to 2022
Men’s 4x100m gold lifts GB to total haul of 74 medals - Russia secure trophy for top spot with 31 gold medals
(The Telegraph) Dina Asher-Smith charges to 4x100m gold and makes history on a stellar night on the track for Great Britain
(The Independent) Dina Asher-Smith claims third European gold after Great Britain storm to victory in 4x100m relay
The day after adding 200m gold to her 100m crown, the 22-year-old powered away from the field down the home straight to bring the team home in a world-leading 41.88 seconds

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith has stunned Berlin. Other Britons must now grab baton
The British athletics team has potential but it is punishingly hard to win on the global stage

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018 - Laura Muir wins 1500m to land first major outdoor title
Laura Muir won her first major outdoor title with a masterful display in the 1500m final at the European Championships in Berlin
(The Telegraph) Pre-race favourite Laura Muir leaves nothing to chance to claim European 1500m title
(The Independent) Laura Muir wins 1500m gold in Berlin to claim first major outdoor title
The 25-year-old, who was the overwhelming favourite, won in four minutes 02.32 seconds
(The Scotsman) Scotland’s Laura Muir wins 1500m gold in European Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith - Why British sprinter could win Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020
Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith completed a European Championships sprint double in Berlin on Saturday. The 22-year-old, who broke her own British record to win the 100m, left world champion Dafne Schippers trailing to take 200m gold in 21.89 seconds, the fastest time by a woman this year.
Eight-time world champion and four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson assesses her chances of winning Olympic gold in Tokyo in 2020

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Michael Pavitt: Athletics enters midlife crisis as European Championships makes strong debut

(Register-Guard) Athletics: What’s going on with Oregon track and field?

(RRW) Athletics: Mazuronak, Naert Win European Marathon Titles
-- Volha Mazuronak of Belarus and Koen Naert were crowned European marathon champions here on the streets of Berlin this morning on the final day of the 24th European Athletics Championships

(The Independent) Athletics: Laura Muir eyes first holiday in five years after attempting to make history in 1500m European Championship final
Great Britain's star is gunning for her first major outdoor title in the 1500m at the European Championship

(BBC) Athletics: 'The world will take notice of Asher-Smith now'
Michael Johnson describes Dina Asher-Smith as "one of the best" athletes in the world after she completed a European Championships sprint double with a stunning victory in the 200m final in Berlin

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 17, wins 5,000m gold less than a day after 1500m triumph
Brilliant Norweigan takes European Championships by storm - Jakob even tried to high-five his brother, Henrik, during race

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018 - Volha Mazuronak wins marathon despite nosebleed
Volha Mazuronak won European women's marathon gold despite suffering from a nosebleed in the opening stages of the race in Berlin

(CBC) Athletics: Humbled by nationals, Brandon McBride bounces back with 800m gold at NACAC
Fellow Canadian Marco Arop finishes less than 1 second behind for silver

(RRW) Athletics: Jacob Ingebrigtsen Nabs Second European Championships Gold Medal
Norway's Jacob Ingebrigtsen became the first man in history to win both the 1500m and 5000m at the same European Championships when he won the longer event at Olympic Stadium here tonight in dominant fashion

(IAAF) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen, 17, completes distance double at European Championships
(Balls.IE) 17-Year-Old Norwegian Seals Double-Gold In Wonderfully Odd Scenario
(BBC) European Championships 2018: Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats brother to complete golden double
Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen beat his older brother to win European 5,000m gold just a day after clinching the 1500m title in Berlin

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith is the new Queen of British athletics - next stop: world domination
(The Guardian) Dina Asher-Smith wins 200m gold in British record for European double
Briton beats world champion Schippers with 21.89sec - Asher-Smith had already won gold in 100m

Lodi Mile - Lodi, CA

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(ITU) Triathlon: World champions France power to European mixed relay gold

(BBC) Athletics:Norwegian teenager makes history with 5,000m gold
Norwegian 17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen makes history by winning the 5,000m European gold to add to his 1500m title

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith storms to 200m gold to become first British woman to complete European sprint double

(ESPN) Cycling: Broken teeth, a busted face and a brain bleed - Cyclist Egan Bernal's road to recovery

(The Guardian) Athletics: European Championships’ tale of two cities has been novel attraction
The inaugural event in Berlin and Glasgow has proved to be a success, particularly on television

(Toronto Star) Athletics: No-shows make the biggest splash on opening day of NACAC Championships

(Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise Is Good For Your Mental Health - But Only To A Point

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Chicago 2018 - Too Many Candidates On The Ballot

(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown became Canada's fastest man by turning devastation into motivation
26-year-old competing in front of home crowd at NACAC track and field championships

(AC) Athletics: Evan Dunfee wins gold, Canada collects four medals and 6 NACAC Championship records set on day 1

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: ADAK, LSK to partner in bid to fight drugs abuse

(IAAF) Athletics: Kirui, Chumba and Kosgei headline Chicago Marathon field

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats brothers and Britons to claim 1500m gold
Norwegian becomes youngest ever European champion - Matthew Hudson-Smith races to 400m win for Britain

(Reuters) Athletics: Ingebrigtsens say more to come from boy wonder Jakob

(Mirror) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson takes European silver with her best EVER score and says: 'This shows I can perform against the world’s best'
After two days of fierce competition and 6,759 points amassed, she falls just 57 short of winner Nafi Thiam

(RRW) Athletics: Teenager Jacob Ingebrigtsen Is Youngest-Ever European 1500m Champion
Norway's insurgent 17 year-old, Jacob Ingebrigtsen, showed no respect to his elders at Olympic Stadium here tonight --including his two older brothers-- winning the European Athletics Championships 1500m title in 3:38.10 with a solid 53.64-second closing lap

(ITU) Triathlon: Frenchman Le Corre takes his first European Crown

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships - Katarina Johnson-Thompson revels in new-found confidence

Guardian Mile - Cleveland, OH

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(The Independent) Athletics: European Championships: Katarina Johnson-Thompson sends warning to Nafi Thiam after missing out on gold
Johnson-Thompson's second place sparked a medal rush for Great Britain with Matt Hudson-Smith taking gold in the 400m and Meghan Beesley bronze in the 400m hurdles

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: Fourth-placed Brownlee will decide on future at end of the season

(BBC) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson 'gave everything' to win silver
GB's Katarina Johnson-Thompson 'gave everything' in the 800m to win silver behind Belgium's Nafissatou Thiem in the heptathlon

(Irish Times) Olympics: Ghosts of Owens and Hitler equally felt in Berlin’s Olympiastadion
Grand old stadium is a testament to sporting greatness as much as shameless propaganda

(Lindsey Hein) Triathlon: Sarah True Interview
Two-Time Olympian Sarah True joins me today for the show. Sarah is a triathlete and she competed in both the 2012 London Olympics where she placed 4th and the 2016 Rio Olympics. She has recently transitioned into full ironman training and just completed her first full ironman at Ironman Frankfurt where she placed second qualifying for Kona which she’ll compete in this fall!

(BBC) Triathlon: European Championships 2018 - Alistair Brownlee misses out on triathlon medal
Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee missed out on a triathlon medal at the European Championships in the Strathclyde Country Park in Scotland
(The Guardian) Alistair Brownlee misses out on fourth European triathlon title
Frenchman wins the gold in Glasgow - Yorkshireman fades to fourth on the run-in

(ESW) Athletics: The Niagara Falls International Marathon Inc. Partners with Outside Interactive
Collaboration Will Create a Simulated Race Day Experience of the Great Canadian-American 5K Challenge for Future Official Remote Participation

(CTV) Athletics: Van Buskirk and teammates thrilled to compete at home at NACAC championships

(CBC) Athletics: Parenthood gives elite sprinters De Grasse, Fraser-Pryce a new outlook
Track stars finding balance between children and Olympic sport

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith could be the figure to drag female sprinting out of the darkness and into the light

(BBC) Athletics:European Championships 2018 - Katarina Johnson-Thompson second in heptathlon with one event to go
Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson is second in the heptathlon in the European Championships in Berlin with only the 800 metres remaining

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Courtney Frerichs - The Best Version of Yourself
Carrie interviews Olympian Courtney Frerichs! Courtney discusses her new American record, training with the Bowerman Track Club, her relationship with her husband, and her future racing goals

(Outside Online) Cycling: In Pro Cycling, Men Race Longer But Women Race Harde
Four years of race data from a professional cycling team unveils some differences between the sexes

(Mirror) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp determined to capture second European 800m crown on track - after winning first on Twitter
"I’ve dealt with a lot mentally. I don’t think there’s much now you could throw me that I wouldn’t be able to deal with"

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Your NACAC cheatsheet for this year’s track event in Toronto

(RRW) Athletics: Mekhissi-Benabbad Wins Fourth Euopean Steeplechase Title
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad continued his dominance of the steeplechase in Europe, winning his fourth European Championships title in that discipline since 2010 here tonight at Olympic Stadium

(EA) Athletics: Stefanidi retains pole vault title with championship record of 4.85m

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir descends from St Moritz eager for 1500m Euro gold
Muir back to her best after altitude training in Switzerland - No British woman has won European gold at 1500m

The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson storms to best first-day score at Euros
Briton leads heptathlon favourite Nafi Thiam by 87 points -‘I just wanted to attack and it paid off,’ says Johnson-Thompson

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(Chicago Tribune) Athletics: Chicago Marathon field to feature 11 men who have run 2:07 or faster

(USATF) Athletics: Beat of his own drumstick: Reese Hoffa going against norms and finding international success

(NBC) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee ’50-50' on trying for third Olympic triathlon title

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Double Olympic gold medallist and hurdles world record holder among entrants at NACAC Championships
Double Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Nesta Carter and American world record holder Kendra Harrison are among the headline names set to compete at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Championships in Toronto

(The Guardian) Triathlon: Jess Learmonth victim of late Nicola Spirig surge in European triathlon
Swiss wins title for fifth time with Learmonth second - Alistair Brownlee struggles for form before men’s event

Athletics:Past Champions Abel Kirui and Dickson Chumba and 2017 Runner Up Brigid Kosgei Headline International Elite Field to Kick Off the 41st Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that several international running stars are joining the 41st annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon elite athlete competition. Past champions Abel Kirui (KEN) and Dickson Chumba (KEN) lead the charge on the men's side, and 2017 runner-up Brigid Kosgei (KEN) and two-time podium finisher Birhane Dibaba (ETH) stand out among the women. They will join previously announced global sensations Mo Farah (GBR), Yuki Kawauchi (JPN) and Suguru Osako (JPN)

(Runner's Wolrd) Athletics: Why Are the 2020 Olympic Trials in Eugene? Because. That’s Why
The qualifying track meet for the Tokyo Games will be fantastic, but the sport’s governing body should shine a light on its decision-making process

(BBC) Athletics: GB runner's dramatic 'hokey cokey' finish
Great Britain's Elliot Giles scrapes into the 800m semi-finals following a dramatic finish which saw him jostle for lane position with Bosnia's Abedin Mujezinovic

(Glasgow2018) Triathlon: British triathlon star Alistair Brownlee ready for a battle on tough Glasgow course

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018: Katarina Johnson-Thompson faces Nafissatou Thiam
Three years ago, as Katarina Johnson-Thompson took European Indoor Championships gold, Nafissatou Thiam was little more than a footnote
(The Telegraph) Katarina Johnson-Thompson feels she 'is better than her personal best' but Nafi Thiam will take some beating in European Championships heptathlon

(RRW) Athletics: Historic Gold Medal For Israel's Salpeter At European Championships
Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter became the first Israeli woman ever to win a gold medal in any discipline at a European Athletics Championships when she won the 10,000m tonight in dominant fashion on a hot and sticky evening at Olympic Stadium here

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(The Scotsman) Athletics:Scots to the fore as GB continue to make strides in Berlin
An awesome foursome of Scottish athletes all progressed to track finals on day three of the European Championships in Berlin on another successful day for Great Britain

(The Guardian) Athletics: Vision of sprint ‘golden generation’ after Asher-Smith and Hughes golds
Taking both 100m titles at European championships gives rise to talk of Britain overtaking Jamaica in sprinting stakes

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: All 4 Defending Champs Return to 46th New Balance Falmouth Road Race

(SooToday) Athletics: Ehrhardt hopes to become first Canadian woman to do triple jump at Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Toronto attracts best in track and field for NACAC championships
More than 50 Canadians set to compete, including McBride, Brown, Butterworth and Cliff

(USATF) Athletics: Lomong claims the Sir Walter Miler title and record to earn USATF Athlete of the Week

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Drink More During Hot Weather Exercise
Some athletes have begun to eschew fluids during hot weather workouts, in hopes that the privation might somehow make them stronger. A new study suggests it doesn’t

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen boys reach 1500m final after scare
The dream of Norway's remarkable Ingebrigtsen brothers to achieve a unique podium sweep in the European Championships 1,500 metres final remains alive -- but only after reigning champion Filip Ingebrigtsen had to overcome a real scare

(The Week) Athletics: Kenyan athletics star Nicholas Bett killed in car crash
Bett, 28, won gold in the 400m hurdles at the 2015 World Athletics Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Kenya should take over the management of African athletics

Athletics: Jake Robertson To Challenge Philemon Rono at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Earlier this year Jake Robertson made his long-awaited marathon debut racing to a New Zealand national record for the distance

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018 - Dina Asher-Smith and Zharnel Hughes win 100m gold medals
Dina Asher-Smith won 100m gold and Zharnel Hughes led a British one-two in the men's event as Great Britain completed a sprint double at the European Championships

(Runner's World) Running: Ultrarunners Trek 150 Miles Through Kenyan Wilderness to Save Endangered Rhinos
Alongside armed rangers, the participants ran past lions, elephants, and other wildlife

(Mirror) Athletics: Andy Vernon to renew rivalry with Mo Farah out on streets as he plots switch to marathon
Vernon, fifth in last night's 10,000m final, hopes to compete in marathon at Tokyo Olympics in two years

(The Citizen) Drugs in Sport: KZN municipality to spend millions on US athlete previously banned for doping
The municipality invited American athletes Justin Gatlin, Inika McPherson and Christian Coleman as celebrity guests

(RRW) Athletics: Amdouni Claims First-Ever French Gold at European Championships 10,000m
On a hot and windy evening at Olympic Stadium here, France's Morhad Amdouni became the first Frenchman ever to win the European Championships 10,000m title, prevailing in a tactical race with a powerful 56-second closing lap.

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kaberia - We'll treat athletes better
The government has pledged unspecified rewards for Kenya’s track and field team that finish top of the medals table at the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, on Sunday

(CBC) Athletics: Toronto attracts best in track and field for NACAC championships
More than 50 Canadians set to compete, including McBride, Brown, Butterworth, Cliff and Crew

(ITU) Triathlon: Legends of the sport and rising stars will battle for the European Crown in Glasgow

(BA) Athletics: Nine Brits Progress On First Morning In Berlin As Duckworth Sits Fourth

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan marathon runner Kalalei suspended in EPO case
Reigning Athens Marathon champion Samuel Kalalei has become the latest Kenyan runner embroiled in a doping case after being suspended in connection with banned blood booster EPO

(MileSplit) Athletics: Nick Willis Leads Stellar Field For Guardian Mile

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Semenya to gain London 2012 800m title after CAS uphold disqualification of Russian winner
Caster Semenya should now be officially confirmed as a double Olympic and triple world 800 metres champion after Russian rival Mariya Farnisova's disqualification was upheld following an unsuccessful appeal

(EA) Athletics: Mayer and Harting’s golden ambitions crumble on a dramatic morning in Berlin

(AC) Athletics: Mayor John Tory proclaims August 10, 2018, as Track & Field Day in the 6ix

(BBC) Athletics: 'Totally unforgivable' - Decathlon favourite Mayer blows medal chances
Decathlon gold medal favourite and world champion Kevin Mayer blows his chances of a medal after committing three fouls in the long jump

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018 - Martyn Rooney and Lynsey Sharp into semi-finals
Britain's Martyn Rooney made the 400m semi-finals as he began the defence of his European title, with 2012 champion Lynsey Sharp through in the 800m

(The Guardian - Nigeria) Athletics: Asaba 2018 - Great spectatorship, poor facilities

(ESPN) Cycling: Egan Bernal discharged from hospital after suffering serious facial injuries
Egan Bernal, the 21-year-old Team Sky rider tipped as a future winner of the Tour de France, has been released from hospital following a serious crash on Saturday

(CBC) Running: Grizzly bear steals runner's lead in annual Whitehorse marathon
Bear charge leaves lead runner ‘terrified’; race director says organizers don't adjust race times for detours

(EA) Athletics: Poignant Opening Ceremony gets Berlin 2018 under way

(Press-Herald) Athletics: Beach to Beacon elite men: New Zealand runner is unchallenged in victory
Jake Robertson takes control from the start and makes a run at the course record while winning easily

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(Daily Mail) Athletics: Reece lightning! 100m sensation Reece Prescod aiming for European Championships gold... and wants to buy his mum a car if he wins!
* British sprinter Reece Prescod has his eye on European Championships gold
* He is priced as third favourite to win the 100m in Berlin's Olympic Stadium
* Prescod is set to battle it out with fellow Brit Zharnel Hughes, among others
* And the 22-year-old talent plans to buy his mum a new car if he wins in German
(Mirror) Zharnel Hughes flying high but Reece Prescod aims to bring him crashing to earth in European Championship sprint showdown
Whoever wins 100 metres, in stadium where Usain Bolt broke world record and Jesse Owens defied Hitler, will propel himself towards fame and fortune
(The Guardian) Team GB’s Reece Prescod aims to follow in Usain Bolt’s 100m footsteps in Berlin
Zharnel Hughes and CJ Ujah also confident of sprint victory - Asher-Smith, Miller and Yee primed for first-day medals
(The Telegraph) Reece Prescod ahead of European 100m: 'I don’t wake up to be the best in Europe - what drives me is to be world champion'

(Beach2Beacon) Athletics: New Zealander Jake Robertson Goes Wire to Wire and Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei of Kenya Breaks from Pack to Win 21st TD Beach to Beacon 10K
Olympian Molly Huddle and Maine native Ben True win American category while Michelle Lilienthal and Ryan Smith claim Maine Resident titles in hot, humid conditions along Maine coast

(Tribune-Review) Athletics: Pittsburgh Marathon registration opens Monday morning

(Channel News Aisa) Athletics: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon medal gets gold plating, new look

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018 - Dai Greene withdraws because of hamstring injury

(Track & Field News) Athletics: 5 European Championships Events Worth Watching Closely

(Inside the Games) Athletics: City centre events at European Athletics Championships send "signal" after terrorism, official claims
Holding medal ceremonies and other events in the centre of Berlin during the European Athletics Championships will send out "a signal" following the terrorist attack that took place here in 2016, a senior official has claimed

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: ITU and Tokyo 2020 announce triathlon, mixed relay and Para-triathlon courses

(EA) Athletics: Watch the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships LIVE
(BBC) European Championships 2018: Day-by-day guide and BBC TV, radio & online coverage

(The Independent) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Time has come to prove myself against the best
The 25-year-old won the world indoor pentathlon title and Commonwealth Games heptathlon crown this year, but is yet to conquer a world-class field

(Evening Standard) Athletics: European Athletics 2018 - Team GB dreaming of another British 1-2-3, writes Seb Coe

(EA) Athletics: Shubenkov - "Winning medals is more important than breaking records"

(Mirror) Athletics: Jodie Williams battles back from 'rock bottom' with salutary warning for fellow track and field stars
"Track is what we do but it is not who we are. It’s so important for young athletes to understand that"

(The National) Athletics: Colin Jackson on why a European medal is special and the Scots which are the backbone of the GB athletics squad in Berlin
Colin Jackson’s athletics prowess was always presumed to spring from his Jamaican roots, but just maybe his Scottish ancestry - revealed in a recent episode of BBC show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ - had something to do with it too

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith targets three gold medals at European Championships
Sprinter is fastest woman in Europe at 100m this year - British team hope to surpass best medal haul
(The Telegraph) Dina Asher-Smith targeting breakthrough championship win over Dafne Schippers in Berlin

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships: Leon Reid to focus on 200m and may run 4x400m relay
Leon Reid's Ireland debut at the European Championships will be in Wednesday's evening's 200m semi-finals after he opted out of the 100m

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: Daniela Ryf sets IM 70.3 world-best with a 3:57:55 clocking at Gydnia 70.3

(IAAF) Athletics: Kenya takes six more titles as African Championships conclude in Asaba

(Buffalo News) Athletics: Elite athlete Allie Kieffer attacks challenges of body image

(AC) Athletics: Soaring to new heights, we catch up with Sandi Morris ahead of the NACAC Championships

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(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018: British sprinting - what is going so right?
It is telling to look at the small print rather than the stellar names of British sprint selection for the European Championships in Berlin

(EA) Athletics: Anticipation rising in Berlin ahead of European Championships Opening Ceremony

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Brave Kenya overall African athletics champions
Another gold to end it in style! Kenya's relay teams light up Asaba
Clean sweep! Kenyans rule the steeple
Manangoi leads Cheruiyot in 1-2 sweep of medals in Asaba

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya breaks 25-year-old 800m African record

(WADA) Drugs in Sport: WADA partially suspends Stockholm Laboratory accreditation for a specific analytical method

(The Citizen) Athletics: Simbu told to up game after struggle in Bogota

(BT) Triathlon: Leeds reclaim Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in London
Team Leeds I lifted the cup for a second consecutive year after a solid all-round performance which saw the quartet take the tape nearly a minute ahead of a fast-finishing Loughborough I squad. Australia took bronze, one second adrift

(CBC) Athletics: Semenya plans to run 400m in 2020 Olympics after winning at African championships
South African shatters continental record on Friday

(This Day Live) Athletics: AFN to Bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans hunt for final day gold in Asaba

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: 'I can get over Beijing in life but it's different on the runway'
After clinching world indoor and Commonwealth titles this year the heptathlete has set her sights on more success in Berlin

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018 - British sprinting - what is going so right?

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Chemutai against world’s best in steeplechase final

(FalmouthRoadRace) Athletics: Des Linden to Run for Fun at New Balance Falmouth Road Race

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian shot putter Brittany Crew out for season with broken foot
Mississauga, Ont., native threw 18.60 metres to top her previous mark

(WMTW) Athletics: Kenyan and New Zealander take first prizes at 21st Annual Beach to Beacon 10K
Top Maine finishers nearly crack top-10 on humid day in Cape Elizabeth

(Daily Trust) Athletics: Semenya says she plans to run till age 40

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Course Record Nearly Broken at Beach to Beacon 10K
Jake Robertson of New Zealand took home the win by nearly a minute. Molly Huddle takes third

(IAAF) Athletics: Ndiwa and Aprot claim Kenyan 1-2 in women’s 10,000m - African Championships, Day 4
(Daily Nation) 1-2 sweep! How Kenya's trio worked together to win 10,000m medals

(Inside the Games) Athletics: IAAF claim Nigerian Sports Ministry commit to repaying half of missing $150,000
Nigeria's Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has supposedly pledged to immediately sign-off the repayment of half of the missing $150,000 (£106,000/€121,000) mistakenly sent to the country last year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

(The Telegraph) Athletics: World No?1 Lorraine Ugen planning to take centre stage at European Athletics Championships

(Fast Running) Athletics: How I train - Aly Dixon
The British 2:29 marathoner provides an insight into her self-coached training schedule and shares details on her nutrition

(AW) Athletics: Catherine Reid’s surgery fund plan pays off
The world youth 400m medallist has undergone a knee operation funded in part by British elite athletes following an online appeal

(BA) Drugs in Sport: Nicola Sanders - From Devastation To Jubilation Of Finally Receiving Olympic Medal

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Another top Kenyan female marathon runner suspended for doping after morphine failure
Kenya are facing a fresh wave of doping problems after distance runner Lucy Wangui Kabuu and sprinter Boniface Mweresa were each been suspended following failed drugs tests
(Daily Nation) Shock as another Kenyan star fails drugs test

(SirWakterMiler) Athletics: Lipsey breaks through; Lomong breaks records at the 2018 Sir Walter Miler

(IAAF) Athletics: Semenya clocks 49.96, Amos defeats Korir in Asaba - African Championships, Day 3

(The Guardian) Olympics: Weatherwatch: downpours failed to dampen Olympic spirit in 1948
The Games opened in scorching sunshine - then the rains came, and Time magazine called the weather "the worst in Olympic history"

(WMTW) Athletics: Beach 2 Beacon founder talks about her favorite part of race day

TD Beach 2 Beacon 10K - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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(CBC) Olympics: Sci-fi pill will be part of Canada's preparation for heat at Tokyo Olympics
Canadian athletes will test out the technology at the NACAC track and field championships

(Fast Running) Athletics: Campaign to build a statue of Steve Jones in his home town
A Tredegar man is looking to have a statue of marathon legend Steve Jones erected in the athlete’s home town

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Eugene businesses buzzing over news of Olympic Trials at Hayward Field

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Canadian athletes prepare for soaring temperatures at Tokyo Olympics in 2020

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsens set to dominate the 1500m and 5000m in Berlin?
Filip and Henrik Ingebrigtsen both made the podium in the 1500m at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam and they will be joined on the Norwegian team for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships by their precocious younger brother Jakob

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Joanna Blair - Great Britain javelin thrower banned for four years
British javelin thrower Joanna Blair has been banned for four years after testing positive for anabolic steroids

(Sport24) Athletics: Caster claims gold, smashes 18-year old 400m national record

(Mirror) Athletics: "Nobody cares about athletics" warns Greg Rutherford in stark warning about the future of his sport
EXCLUSIVE: London 2012 long-jump king says if he doesn't know half today's GB team, the average person certainly won't

(Daily Nation) Athletics: He can't stop winning! Kipruto bags steeplechase gold in Asaba

(Sport24) Athletics: Simbine takes sublime gold for Team SA in Nigeria

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: World indoor high jump champion Lysenko suspended over whereabouts violation in further blow to Russian athletics
Reigning world indoor high jump champion Danil Lysenko has been provisionally suspended following a whereabouts rule violation, with the Russian barred from competing neutrally at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin next week

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Leon Reid cleared to run for Ireland at the European Championships

(Mirror) Athletics: Is Reece Prescod the new Usain Bolt? British sprinter reveals all ahead of European Athletics Championships
The 6ft 4in, 22-year-old Londoner looks to complete his major goal for 2018: win European Athletics Championship gold in Berlin
(The Guardian) Reece Prescod: 'Sometimes you just want to die, but you’ve got to keep going and keep running'
The UK’s top sprinter on smoked salmon before a session, his love of a good javelin competition and how his grandad’s funeral inspired him to get into the sport

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Emotional Intelligence Boosts Your Endurance
New research finds that those who can identify and regulate their emotions keep pushing when the going gets tough

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Matt Fitzgerald - Life is a Marathon
Carrie interviews coach, nutritionist, and author Matt Fitzgerald! Matt talks about running after 40, speed work, and his experience of running eight marathons in eight weeks

(IAAF) Athletics: Obiri and Ta Lou dominate in Asaba, Samaai defeats Manyonga - African Championships, Day 2

(EA) Athletics: World champions Lasitskene and Stefanidi in pursuit of gold medals in Berlin

Sir Walter Mile - Raleigh, NC

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(Science of Sport) Women in Sport: Letter to BJSM reinforcing call for retraction of IAAF research on testosterone in women

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gold at last! Obiri obliterates 5000m field in Asaba

(USATF) Athletics: Eugene to host 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

(Kyodo News) Triathlon: Tokyo Olympic 2020 triathlon to be held on "most urban" course ever
(Sport Business) Triathlon latest sport to adapt to Tokyo 2020 heat concerns

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships - Dai Greene named British Athletics team captain
Former world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene has been voted captain by his British team-mates for next week's European Championships in Berlin

(This Day Live) Athletics: Okagbare Pulls out of 100m, 200m
Africa’s 200 metres record-holder Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, wednesday pulled out of the women’s 100m and 200m races of the 21st African Athletics Senior Championships in Asaba

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Mexican banned for doping by International Triathlon Union after failure at World Series leg
Mexico's David Mendoza Sanchez has been banned for three-and-a-half years after failing a drugs test during this year's World Triathlon Series event in Bermuda

(BBC) Triathlon: European Championships 2018 - Non Stanford pulls out of Glasgow triathlon
Non Stanford has withdrawn from Great Britain's triathlon team for the European Championships in Glasgow because of asthma problems

(IAAF) Athletics: Shelby Houlihan - I love running because...

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU and Tokyo 2020 Unveil Triathlon, Mixed Relay & Paratriathlon Courses

(BT) Triathlon: London set for team triathlon showdown this weekend
Olympic medallist, Vicky Holland is amongst the 60-strong line-up for the Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup taking place on Saturday 4 August at ExCeL, London

(CBC) Athletics: Lanni Marchant can finally see chance to run without pain
Canadian marathoner hoping hip surgery will carry her to 2nd Olympics

(Oregon Live) Athletics: USA Track & Field is expected to award Eugene the 2020 Olympic trials

(Runner's World) Athletics: Elite Pole Vaulters Show Off Their Skills in ‘Downtown Street Party’
"We’re competing, but we’re also here to put on a show."

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Running the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Marathon Course

(Sporting Tribune) Athletics: IAAF targets World Championships in Africa by 2025

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Yimer wins first gold in Asaba as travel weary Kenyans falter
Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer will be the man to watch at next year’s IAAF World Championships in Doha after obliterating the 10,000 metres field in winning the first gold medal of the 21st African Athletics Championships at Asaba’s Stephen Keshi Stadium

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Linden Hall
In 99 years, Hayward Field has built a legacy steeped in history

(Sydney Morning Herald) Athletics: 'The AIS is dead, it's a sham': Robert de Castella fears for future

(The Standard) Athletics: Once again rivalry between Kenya and Ethiopia will be renewed at Berlin Marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Caster Semenya among stranded athletes at African track and field championships
Some forced to sleep on floor at airport for 3 days waiting for connecting flight

(Fast Running) Athletics: Caster Semenya to race in Birmingham for first time

(The Telegraph) Multisport: European Championships 2018 preview - First multi-sport Euros ready to bask in the limelight

(BBC) Athletics: European Championships 2018 - Swiss sprinter Pascal Mancini banned for 'racist' posts
Swiss 100m sprinter Pascal Mancini has been banned from the European Championships after he was accused of posting "racist" material on Facebook

(IAAF) Athletics: Yimer takes 10,000m crown as African Championships begin in Asaba

(the Star) Athletics: Cherono focused
Defending champion Gladys Cherono faces litmus test in her defence of the Berlin Marathon title next month

Athletics: Remembering Jesse Owens, Cleveland's greatest champion

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(Sir Walter Miler) Athletics: Final fields set for 2018 Sir Walter Miler

(Cycling News) Cycling: UCI finds no evidence of mechanical doping at the Tour de France
'The objective is to eliminate suspicion' says Lappartient

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Team Kenya is focused despite organisational chaos

(KoreaJoongAng) Athletics: Kenyan marathoner becomes Korean citizen

Athletics: Ethiopia’s Marta Megra To Defend Her Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon title
Marta will defend her title October 21st at this IAAF Gold Label race. She says she was disappointed with her winning time and wants to run a personal best - perhaps a course record

Athletics: Medtronic Announces 2018 Global Champions Team
Twenty Runners Representing 13 Countries to Participate in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend This October

(Running USA) Athletics: 21st TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday to Feature Olympian Molly Huddle and Maine Native Ben True Among 6,500+ Runners in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Iconic American road race, founded by Olympic hero Joan Benoit Samuelson, focusing attention on WinterKids, a nonprofit helping Maine children stay active and healthy during winter

(Running USA) Athletics: New Race Courses Unveiled for 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

(The Guardian) Multisport: European Sports Championships - liftoff for a new spectacle of sport

(BA) Athletics: Müller Grand Prix Birmingham Prepares To Welcome Caster Semenya For The First Ever Time
(IAAF) Semenya heads strong Birmingham 1500m field - IAAF Diamond League

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya, Manyonga left stranded at Nigeria airport

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Kenya's Mweresa fails dope test ahead of African showpiece - ADAK

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 From 2 Years Out - Our 10 Surest Gold Medal Things

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