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Runner's Web August 2019 FrontPage Archive

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(ITU) Triathlon: Katie Zaferes imperious in Lausanne, closing incredible season as World Champion
Luis crowned ITU World Champion, Blummenfelt discovers WTS gold in Lausanne
(BBC) ITU World Triathlon Series: USA's Katie Zaferes wins Grand Final as GB's Learmonth takes silver
(NBC) Katie Zaferes, after 23 mouth stitches, wins world triathlon title

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Africa's elite athletes skipped Rabat

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: National Athletes of the Week - Cross Country

(CNN) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge's sub-two-hour marathon quest 'contrived,' says leading sports scientist

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: 'I moved to France, split up with my boyfriend, changed my coach... I changed my life'

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse, Warner head Canadian world track and field team
Women include pole vaulter Alysha Newman, 1,500m runner Gabriela DeBues-Stafford.

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Duffy: Course will play to my strengths
Flora Duffy will look to build on her triumphant return at the Tokyo Olympic Test Event when she competes in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland, today

(ITU) Triathlon: Spain's Roberto Sanchez crowned U23 World Champion
Portugal's Ricardo Batista takes World Junior title with powerful finale

(BBC) Triathlon: Hand-in-hand triathlon finish felt right thing to do - Georgia Taylor-Brown
Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown says her hand-in-hand finish with Jess Learmonth at the World Triathlon Olympic qualification event in Tokyo earlier this month "felt like the right thing to do"

(USATF) Athletics: Korir, Hall seek to defend titles at USATF 20 km Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Beatrice Chepkoech gets wildcard for Doha

(AllAfrica) Athletics: David Rudisha Speaks On Surviving Road Accident

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(Outside Online) Athletics: How to Get Faster When You’re Already Fit
A historical analysis of world-record pacing suggests that beating your own best time can be complicated

(Strava) Cycling:Live Slow, Ride Fast
"I only won two races in my career and I had a 16-year career, so that would be a shit career if it was about winning for me." Many cycling fans might be surprised to hear that from Larens ten Dam

(Precision Hydration) Endurance Sports: PB in the heat? It's all in the mind...

(ITU) Triathlon: Gutsy run earns Emilie Morier U23 World title
Portugal's Ricardo Batista takes World Junior title with powerful finale

Athletics: 78th ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday
Top fields and hot weather: Berlin’s ISTAF provides dress rehearsal for World Championships

(BBC) Athletics: The Warm Up Track: BBC Athletics podcast, episode nine
On episode nine, we speak to Eilish McColgan and Donavan Brazier

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Sonia O’Sullivan: The peril and panic of missing three drug tests
Christian Coleman missing three tests in 12-month period seems careless

(AFP) Athletics: Coe more worried by heat at Tokyo Olympics than Doha worlds

(Runner's World) Athletics: What You Need to Know About the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials
Organizers in Atlanta are preparing for a lot of runners. Here are five things we know about the route and the race—and some questions that remain

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's Ekiru makes history at African Games

(CBC) Athletics:American Noah Lyles emerges from slow pack to take men's 100 at season finals in Zurich
American wins earns 1st at just 9.98 seconds in photo finish
Gabriela DeBues-Stafford becomes 1st Canadian woman to run under 4 minutes in 1,500m
23-year-old lands 6th national mark of season with 1 race remaining

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford sets another Canadian women’s 1,500 record at Diamond League meet

(Reuters) Athletics: Warholm runs stunning race to win 400 metres hurdles

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith finishes second behind dominant Shaunae Miller-Uibo who claims Diamond League trophy

(Mail & Guardian) Athletics: Munyai and the art of training
Clarence Munyai was in the stands for Noah Lyles’s imperious 200m run at the Paris leg of the Diamond League circuit last weekend

(Atlanta2020) Athletics: Course Adjustments Announced for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon

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(Globe and Mail) Triathlon: Triathlete Tyler Mislawchuk works on harnessing his emotions as he prepares for Tokyo 2020

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2019 Berlin Marathon
Be sure to set your alarm early on Sunday morning to catch the some of the world’s best marathoners compete on the famously fast course
The Record-Breaking History of the Berlin Marathon
With Eliud Kipchoge’s world-record race in Berlin last year, the course has now witnessed 11 world records

(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles overtakes Justin Gatlin for Diamond League 100m title

(John Hopkins Medecine) Athletics: Marathoners, Take Your Marks - and Fluid and Salt!

(CBC) Athletics: Olympian Melissa Bishop-Nriagu opens up about 2019 season, recovery and Tokyo 2020
Earlier this week, Bishop-Nriagu announced she would cut her season short due to injuries

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sanjay Rawal - Running is Happiness
Carrie connects with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal! They discuss his latest film (3100: Run and Become) and how he wants to break 2:30 for the marathon, and he also leads Carrie through a meditation technique

(AFP) Dugs in Sport: Coleman 'missed tests' case not good for sport: Coe

(Spikes) Athletics: High Hopes - by Mathhew Sawe
In Kenya, like anywhere, most people follow the same path as those who went before

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's veteran Kiprop eyes New York marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Chris Derrick Fractures Ankle in Freak Pothole Misstep During Crim 10-Miler
The Bowerman Track Club runner will be withdrawing from Chicago in October

(Al Jazeera) Drugs in Sport: Al Jazeera uncovers doping among leading Kenyan athletes
The country's officials say they are doing their best to stop it, but banned drugs - such as the blood-booster EPO - are easily available

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans look to impress in Zurich

(IAAF) Athletics: Muhammad on her world record run: 'It was definitely magical'

(The National) Athletics: Eilish McColgan aims to smash four-minute mark in Zurich

(The Star) Athletics: Kirwa blames road races for Kenya's dip in 10,000m
* Edwin Soi highest placed Kenyan in 25 lap race in fourth at the All Africa Games in Rabat.
* Ethiopia makes a clean sweep of medals in the race

(TeamBAA) Athletics: B.A.A. Announces Coaching Changes to High Performance Team

IAAF Diamond League Zurich - Switzerland
CBC - IAAF Diamond League Zurich - 2 PM EDT

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(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Noah Lyles to focus on breaking Bolt's 200m world record
Noah Lyles will focus on the 200m at next month's World Athletics Championships as he aims to break Usain Bolt's record

> Athletics: Past Champions Brigid Kosgei and Dickson Chumba Lead International Elite Field Set to Run the 42nd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon
2019 Boston champion Lawrence Cherono, 2019 Dubai champion Getaneh Molla and 2018 Paris champion Betsy Saina prepare for Chicago debuts

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith faces repeat of Birmingham showdown with Shaunae Miller-Uibo in Diamond League final

(Reuters) Athletics: Felix ready to compete in U.S. relay pool for worlds

(CBC) Athletics: 'Running is just about races now': DeBues-Stafford checks nerves ahead of Weltklasse Zurich
Toronto native looks to add Diamond Trophies to record-breaking season

(CBC) Cycling:Player's Own Voice podcast: Michael Woods on how to make peace with pain
Canadian cyclist has had a stellar year and his eyes are fixed on Tokyo 2020

(NY Times) Health and Fitness:For a Longer Life, Get Moving. Even a Little
Some of the greatest gains are seen when people shift from being sedentary toward ambling for even one extra hour each day

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya bags two more golds at African Games

(BBC) Athletics: Zurich Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith & Adam Gemili feature - watch highlights on BBC
Sprint stars Dina Asher-Smith and Adam Gemili lead the British challenge at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on 29 August

(IAAF) Athletics: Kibet breaks meeting record while Tortu makes winning return in Rovereto

(Jamaica Gleaner) Drugs in Sport: Young sprinter Briana Williams tests positive for banned diuretic

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Preseason
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Preseason

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(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles, Justin Gatlin meet in Diamond League Final; live TV, stream schedule

(ITU) Triathlon: Zaferes eyes destiny, Learmonth, Taylor Brown and Spivey chase World title dreams

Athletics: Linkletter and Esselink Chasing Canadian Olympic Berth
This year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is both an IAAF Gold Label race AND the trials for 2020 Canadian Olympic team selection

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s huge sacrifice for humanity

(CNN) Athletics: 'It will be like standing on the moon': Eliud Kipchoge hoping to make history with sub two-hour marathon

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Former 800m world champion Arzamasova gets provisional ban for doping
(CBC) Former world champion runner suspended for using same drug Canadian canoe star tested positive for
Marina Arzamasova provisionally banned after muscle-building drug was found in her system

(SCMP) Athletics: Women’s 400m runners go viral on Chinese social media ‘for looking like men’
Appearance of Liao Mengxue and Tong Zenghuan has caused netizens to question their gender
Pair represented China in the 4x400m relay earlier this year

(CitizenTV) Athletics: Kipruto calls for patience as he recovers ahead of World Championship
* Olympics and World 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has urged his fans to be patient has he continues his long journey to recovery after enduring a prolonged injury-hit season.
* Saturday’s Paris Diamond League race was Kipruto first appearance since winning bronze at the World Cross Country championships in March and while he finished fifth, he revealed that he was yet to get to his best self

(Shape) Athletics: Why Record-Breaking Olympic Runner Allyson Felix Is Breaking Her Silence
The athlete, who is the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history, is using her new sponsorship with Athleta to inspire women to speak out about issues that matter most

(IAAF) Athletics: Economic impact study reveals success of IAAF World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 74 with Matt Futterman
"It takes a long time to write books, it takes a long time to run a marathon, it takes even longer to train for a marathon, but if you don’t take any shortcuts, and you push yourself, and you do the things that you’re afraid of, if you get comfortable with being uncomfortable, then that’s where the magic can happen."

(CBC) Athletics: Diamond League creating new 13-city schedule by cutting 1 meet
Zurich will host an expanded, 24-event finals meeting in 2020 and '21

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: 'Hopefully there's a proper explanation': Donovan Bailey optimistic Coleman won't be banned for missed tests
'There are very few men blessed to be in the position Christian is,' says former world-record holder

(TASS) Drugs in Sport:Russia’s track and field athletics body must be reinstated with IAAF, Isinbayeva says
The All-Russia Athletics Federation has implemented all requirements of the International Association of Athletics Federations, recalled the Russian athlete

(Jamaica Gleaner) Drugs in Sport: Jamaican sprinter's 'A' sample shows adverse finding for banned drug

(ESPN W) Women in Sport: Jackie Joyner-Kersee on pay equity and maternity pay policies for women athletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kasait makes it two golds in Morocco

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Kigen wins 3000m steeplechase as athletics gets under way at African Games
Benjamin Kigen of Kenya triumphed in the men's 3000 metre steeplechase as the first day of athletics took place at the 2019 African Games in Morocco

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(Triathlete) Triathlon: Nearly 9,000 Compete Across Chicago Triathlon Weekend

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kigen bags Kenya's first gold in African Games

(USATFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Preseason
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Preseason

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mixed results for Kenyan runners in Rabat

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: 18% of endurance athletes at 2011, 2013 worlds doped - report

(USATF) Athletics: A Dozen Records Fall at USATF Masters 1 Mile Championships

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Eliza McCartney glad to return

(The Economist) Athletics: Why the Mexico City marathon attracts so many cheats
Taking the subway is one way to cut your time

(Runner's World) Athletics: Maude Mathys Shatters Pikes Peak Marathon Course Record by 13 Minutes
Kilian Jornet took first in the men’s race, but fell short of his goal of breaking its mark, which has stood since 1993

(CBC) Adventure Racing: B.C. woman wins one of most difficult marathons in the world
'It felt really really challenging ... I think it was the hardest run I've ever done'

(BBC) Athletics: David Rudisha: Olympic champion thankful after surviving car accident
Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha has thanked "the Almighty God for the gift of life" after surviving a car accident in his native Kenya
(The Telegraph) Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha escapes unhurt after car collides with bus

(Yahoo) Athletics: Fast-rising sprinter Lyles focused on the maths

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Coleman faces September hearing over whereabouts charge
Christian Coleman has claimed he is confident of being cleared at a hearing on September 4 with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) confirming the American sprinter has been charged with three whereabouts failures

(USATF) Athletics: Lyles, Claye set meet records on five-win day for Team USATF at Paris DL

(Sport24) Athletics: Mokoka breaks SA half-marathon record

(Track Alerts) Athletics: Asafa Powell Faces Gatlin In Search For 98th Sub-10 In Zagreb

(ITU) Triathlon: Another golden day in Karlovy Vary for Vendula Frintova, GB's Sam Dickinson takes men's title

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(AP) Athletics: AP Interview: IAAF head Coe discusses Bolt, Coleman, Semenya

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiplagat breaks race record at Mexico City Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Williams qualifies for Worlds after winning 200m gold
Watch Jodie Williams secure a place at the World Athletics Championships in Doha after winning the 200m at the British Championships in Birmingham

(The Guardian) Athletics: Adam Gemili takes aim at doubters after record-breaking 200m win
Sprinter beats Hughes and Francis over line in searing display - Williams takes women’s 200m, McColgan storms to 5000m win
(The Telegraph) Record-breaking Adam Gemili wins British 200m title and says 'doubters make me even better'

(BBC) Athletics: Gemili maintains superb form to win 200m gold
Watch Adam Gemili continue his superb form as he wins the men's 200m race with a British Championship record time of 20.08 seconds

(Channel News Asia) Drugs in Sport: Edoburun criticises Coleman after US doping agency charges

(Sport24) Athletics: Olympic champion Rudisha escapes with minor injuries after car crash

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman: American sprinter charged under anti-doping rules
American sprinter Christian Coleman has been charged under anti-doping rules with missing three drugs tests, says the US Anti-Doping Agency
(The Telegraph) Christian Coleman aiming for World Championships despite drug-test claims

(CBC) Athletics: Alysha Newman raises Canadian pole vault mark to 4.82m in 1st Diamond League win
Clears bar on 3rd and final attempt to beat Olympic, world champ Katerina Stefanidi

Calgary Women’s Run - AB

Owen Sound Subaru Bayshore Race - Owen Sound, ON

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(NBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman expects to be cleared in doping whereabouts case

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Ojie Edoburun shocks British rivals to claim men's 100m title in 10.18secs

(CBC) Athletics: Middle-distance runner Melissa Bishop-Nriagu cuts season short due to injury
2019 Canadian silver medallist's campaign hampered by small Achilles tear, minor hamstring issue

(BBC) Athletics: Asher-Smith wins 100m with British Championships record
Dina Asher-Smith breaks her own British Championship record in the women's 100m with a run of 10.96 seconds

(Track Alerts) Athletics: If Coleman is left in the cold, Gatlin could win gold

(The Guardian) Endurance Sports:Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing twice a day, study finds
Researchers found athletes regularly drink energy drinks, and use gels, all of which can damage teeth

(Japan Today) Olympics: Olympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Coleman could be in Doha - Ato Boldon

(National Post) Athletics: Canadian distance runner Rachel Cliff making her case to go to Tokyo Games in 2020

(BBC) Triathlon: Ayrshire man goes from heart patient to Ironman in 16 months

(AFP) Athletics: Warholm races to break hurdles world record

Athletics: Desiree Linden looks to defend her title at the 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
World-Class field of elite men and women take to streets of Philadelphia once again

(Daily Mail) Athletics: European 100m champion Zharnel Hughes primed for short-distance British Champs double this weekend
* Zharnel Hughes will contest both the 100m and 200m in Birmingham
* Hughes is one of the star sprinters at what is in effect the World Champs trials
* He could become third man since 1987 to complete sprint double
* British Championships take place at the Alexandra Stadium over the weekend

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Scots 800m star Lynsey is Looking Sharp for world trials

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Lyles 'shocked' by fellow sprinter Coleman's missed tests

IAAF Diamond League Paris - France

Owen Sound Subaru Bayshore Race - Owen Sound, ON

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith eager to keep streak going with 100m record at UK trials
Sprinter is out to beat her own record of 10.97sec - World championships begin in Doha next month

(BBC) Athletics: British Athletics Championships: Zharnel Hughes sets sights on Christie's 26-year-old 100m record
Zharnel Hughes said he is targeting Linford Christie's 26-year-old 100m national record as he prepares for this weekend's British Championships
(The Telegraph) 'I believe I can run 9.8, possibly a 9.7': Zharnel Hughes out to end British men's World Championship 100m medal drought

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2019 Chicago Marathon
Don’t miss this year’s elite field duke it out in the Windy City

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan keen to push on after another PB performance
European silver medallist feels she has much more to give after her ‘best-ever’ three-week training block as she gets ready to race for a Doha place

(KeirRadnedge) Drugs in Sport: Coleman contesting claim that he missed crucial dope-test check

(The Sports Examiner) Drugs in Sport: There is excitement and glory in sport, but also a lot of drug testing

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman under investigation for three alleged missed drugs tests
American sprinter Christian Coleman is under investigation over concerns he may have missed three drugs tests, BBC Sport has been told
(The Guardian) US sprinter Christian Coleman facing ban for alleged missed drug tests
Sources allege three drug tests missed in 12-month period - Coleman, 23, leads 100m world rankings with 9.81sec time

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(CTolleRun) Athletics:Craig Engels - Motivated Mullet Man
Carrie chats with Craig Engels, one of the brightest stars in the 800m and 1500m! They chat about his competitive yet cheerful disposition, how training at the Nike Oregon Project made him a better runner, and his post-running entrepreneurial plans involving an RV business

Athletics: Ethiopia Sends World Class Women to Toronto
Ethiopians Belaynesh Oljira and Bruktayit Eshetu Degefa have confirmed they will chase victory at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 20th

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman could be banned for World Championships and Tokyo 2020 over doping 'whereabouts failures'

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkirui returns to claim national 5,000m title

(SportsMax) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce dreaming of sub-22 second run

(CBC) Athletics: 'I never talked about it and I am now:' Perdita Felicien on growing up in poverty
The 38-year-old Canadian track star opens up about growing up

(IAAF) Athletics: Stars converge on Paris to secure tickets to Zurich and Brussels - IAAF Diamond League

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: Russia's world high jump champion calls out suspended federation

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Organisers unveil starting point for Kipchoge’s marathon record attempt

(CBC) Athletics: Pole vaulter Alysha Newman searching for elusive Diamond League victory
'I feel this is my year to win one,' Canadian says after narrow loss to reigning Olympic champ Stefanidi

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Olympics: US athletes warned they will face 'consequences' over protests

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jebet, Obiri to lead World Championships team

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: World's fastest man Christian Coleman 'has missed THREE drugs tests' to leave Usain Bolt's successor fighting for his reputation
* Christian Coleman is disputing one of three whereabouts failures in 12 months
* He could face ban that rules him out of the Olympics and World Championships
* Coleman has emerged as the successor to Usain Bolt and is the 100m favourite

(Outside Online) Athletics: Are Carbon-Plated Running Shoes Worth the Hype?
We tested three new kicks that incorporate the controversial feature

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Zara Hyde Peters named new chief executive of UK Athletics after lengthy search for Niels de Vos' successor
* The former distance runner saw off competition after interviews last week
* Acting chief Nigel Holl and ex-Olympic hurdler Nigel Walker were candidates
* Hyde Peters has experience in athletics politics in her role with British Triathlon

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(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Boston champion Cherono to compete at Chicago marathon against Mo Farah

(USATF) Athletics: Korir’s Falmouth win earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Daily Nation) Athletics: USA, Norway, Australia to pace Kipchoge's sub two-hour run

(Marie Claire) Athletics: What Happens When You're an Elite Athlete—and You Get Pregnant?
Three track-and-field stars sparked a movement by going public about the lack of maternity leave in sports. As Nike announces big changes to their contracts and the push for paid leave gains traction nationwide, the women tell us how they’ll keep fighting

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: MLB warns sexual enhancers may include PEDs

(Mirror) Athletics: Russian athlete Margarita Plavunova dies suddenly in training
Margarita Plavunova, a champion hurdler who also worked as a model, died suddenly during a training session in Russia, aged just 25

(IAAF) Athletics: Last remaining places in the finals up for grabs in Paris - IAAF Diamond League

(Sport24) Athletics: Obiri to compete in both 5k and 10k in Doha

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘The Legend of Alan Webb’- Training of Famous Runners
An in-depth look at how the American mile record holder trained

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise May Boost Mood for Women With Depression. Having a Coach May Help
How the "runner’s high" might be used as a tool to treat depression

(RT) Women in Sport: ‘Semenya is a biological man’: Spanish athletics official backs IAAF testosterone restriction rule

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Youngsters Kipruto, Kwemoi punch World Championship tickets
Obiri, Kamworor lead chase for World Championships ticket

(The Telegraph) Olympics: Exclusive: Electronic pill that protects against heat exhaustion to be trialled in Doha

(NBC) Athletics: Mo Farah focused on Chicago Marathon defense, not ruling out 10,000m double

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why It’s So Hard to Run a Sub-4 Mile at Altitude
While Colorado cultivates some of the best runners in the world, no one has ever recorded a sub-4 minute mile in the state—here’s why

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(MAF) Health and Fitness: Overtraining is a dirty word
Some wear it as a badge of honor but it’s a public health concern everyone should beware

(EA) Athletics: Klosterhalfen: "My aim is to go under 14:20 for 5000m"

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympic Medalist Jenny Simpson Returns to New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in Search of Record-Extending Eighth Event Title on Sunday, September 8
Nick Willis to chase record-breaking fifth men’s title at world’s most iconic road mile, which will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET
New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi to participate in Back to School Mile with NYC Department of Education teachers and staff to mark NYRR’s 20th anniversary of free youth running programs

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor to warm up for New York in National Championships

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Williams decision the right one for all concerned

(Punch) Athletics: Representing Nigeria costs me a lot - Okagbare

(Fast Running) Athletics: Loving those Kenyan hills
Fast Running writer Bláithín Shiel is currently out in Kenya, training in the home of champions Iten. In her first dispatch back home, the middle distance runner reflects on her love-hate relationship with hills

(Sport24) Women in Sport: Semenya pokes fun at 800m ban, 'loads up with pap'

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Birmingham Diamond League - Glimpses Of What To Expect In Doha
Shaunae Miller-Uibo burnished her World Champs 400 credentials by easily handling a 200 field chock-full of big names

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Torn calf muscle forces Laura Muir to miss UK Championships
Laura Muir will miss next weekend’s UK Athletics Championships in Birmingham in a setback to her hopes of picking up a maiden 1,500m world title in October

(Runner's World) Athletics: Leonard Korir Becomes First American Man to Win Falmouth in 30 Years
The Army runner beat four-time champion Stephen Sambu at the seven-mile race in Massachusetts on August 18

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Roach, Villers Named National High School T&F Coaches of the Year

(Tri247) Triathlon: Anne Haug dominates IRONMAN Copenhagen

(Minnesota Monthly) Athletics: Q&A: Legendary Coach Bob Larsen Looks Back at Career, MN Upbringing
The Legend Coach Award recipient talks track and field, career highs, and how growing up on a Detroit Lakes farm helped him embrace the pain

(Ottawa Citizen) Endurance Sports: Fitness: Who has the biggest heart — swimmers or runners?
'There’s nothing wrong with either heart,' the researcher says. 'They’re both strong, well-working hearts.'

Athletics: 78th ISTAF In Berlin’s Olympic stadium on 1 September
Pole Vaulters Kendricks, Duplantis and Lisek among the early headliners for the ISTAF in Berlin

(Japan Times) Olympics: Optimism, temperatures rise during test event

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen: “We all set the bar – and it keeps on going higher and higher"

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith in pole position for World Championships 200m in Shaunae Miller-Uibo's absence
(BBC) Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith shines to take second in 200m 'Olympic final'
(The Guardian) Dina Asher-Smith finishes second in Birmingham to boost Qatar hopes
Winner Miller-Uibo will not compete in 200m in Doha - Johnson-Thompson impresses with third in long jump

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Masters speed to 5 km Championships in Atlanta

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Nafi Thiam edges out Katarina Johnson-Thompson by just one centimetre in Birmingham Diamond League long jump

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Korir First American Man to Win New Balance Falmouth Road Race Since 1988
Lokedi Wins Women’s Open Division; McFadden and Romanchuk Set Wheelchair Course Records

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(CBC) Athletics: 'It wasn't a good run for me:' De Grasse cites swirling wind for 5th-place finish
Canadian posts his highest 100-metre time of 2019; Yohan Blake wins in photo finish

(IAAF) Athletics:Chepkoech and Klosterhalfen smash meeting records in Birmingham - IAAF Diamond League

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Eilish McColgan urges athletes to talk more about periods
It felt, Eilish McColgan declared at the time, like being "kicked in the ovaries" for 20 laps that felt like they’d never end. A race where the European Championship medallist had hoped for a smooth pace but where the onset of her period during the warm-up had knocked body, and then mind, off track

( Athletics: Falmouth Road Race: Korir becomes first American man to win since 1988

(BBC) Triathlon: GB pipped in thrilling triathlon photo-finish
Watch as Great Britain's Alex Yee is narrowly beaten on the line by France's Dorian Coninx in the mixed relay at the World Triathlon Olympic qualification event in Tokyo

( Athletics: 2019 Guardian Mile: Shannon Osika sets Ohio record; top four men break 4 minutes

(CapeCodTimes) Athletics: More than wins on the line for Cheserek

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Thompson, McGee, Brogan, Paige Triumph at Falmouth Track Festival
( Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile: McGee, Thompson let others do the work

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson and greatest rival Nafissatou Thiam size each other up on the road to Doha

(ITU) Triathlon: Team France deliver dramatic Mixed Relay gold on final day of Tokyo Test Event

(Spikes) Athletics: Stregth from ABove - Will Claye
The call came on a Monday, news I hoped I would never have to hear: my Grandma had passed away

(BA) Athletics: International Stars Ready For Müller Grand Prix Birmingham
* Dina Asher-Smith (GBR), Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce (JAM), Andre De Grasse (CAN), Nafissatou Thiam (BEL), Kendra Harrison (USA) and Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) all on media duty today.
* Fraser-Pryce praises welcoming British crowds with British stars Asher-Smith and Johnson-Thompson aiming for strong performances ahead of World Championships.

New Balance Falmouth Road Race - Falmouth, MA

IAAF Diamond League Birmingham - UK
CBC TV - 3 PM Birmingham Diamond League

Servus Edmonton Marathon - AB

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith full of confidence before toughest test of the year
Briton faces best in the world in Diamond League 200m - ‘You can’t be daunted by anybody’ – Asher-Smith

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘It’s great news’ - Laid-back Williams ­staying focused after JAAA ­decision

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA urge major event organisers to store samples for longer
Organisers of Continental Games are currently storing doping samples for a maximum of four years, while the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) were found to have had "no intention" to keep samples beyond a three-month laboratory contract for the 2018 Asian Games

(Sport24) Athletics: Canadian De Grasse seeks to lay down marker

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 195: Jared Ward
Jared Ward is a 2016 Olympian in the marathon. He placed 6th in Rio in 2016 and is heading back to the Olympic Trials in February to go for another spot on the Olympic team. First though, he has his sights set on racing the NYC Marathon this fall. Last year he placed 6th in NYC coming in as the first American and this year he placed 8th in Boston, second American, running a huge PR and breaking 2:10 for the first time with a time of 2:09:25

(BBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix: Nike changes policy for pregnant athletes
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says female athletes will "no longer be financially penalised for having a child" after Nike changed its contracts for pregnant athletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkoech opts out of African Games steeplechase

(EA) Athletics: Berglund smashes Swedish 1500m record in Gothenburg
Kalle Berglund broke the Swedish 1500m record for the second time in less than a fortnight as home athletes took centre stage at the Folksam Grand Prix in Gothenburg, a European Athletics Classic Permit Meeting, on Friday evening

(Runner's World) Athletics: Nike Contracts to Add More Protection for Pregnant Athletes and New Moms
After backlash from professional female runners like Allyson Felix, the company has finally announced some changes

(Toronto Star) Athletics: This is how the Canadian marathoner cheated by Rosie Ruiz in Boston remembers her

(NBC) Athletics: Women’s hurdlers take center stage as Diamond League hits crunch time; how to watch

(CBC) Athletics: Despite Coleman's withdrawal, De Grasse must maintain top form at Diamond League
Canadian still faces stiff competition at Birmingham event

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Tianna Bartoletta interview: How heavy periods caused Olympic long jump champion's shock collapse

(Sporting News) Athletics: Usain Bolt's 9.58 a decade on: The science behind the world's fastest man

(Sport24) Athletics: Simbine among the 100m favourites in Birmingham

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse loses top 100m competitor as Coleman pulls out of Birmingham event
American sprinter cites complications stemming from practice

(ESPN) Triathlon: If you love sports, then disqualification of two triathletes in Tokyo is a disgrace

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s How to Run Your Best Chicago Marathon
Practical advice on how to set a new PR - or just have a great day - at the flat and fast race in the Windy City

(BBC) Athletics: Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith faces big test in Birmingham, says Jackson
Sunday's Birmingham Grand Prix is one of the final dress rehearsals for the 2019 World Championships, with the sprinters taking centre-stage at the Alexander Stadium

(USATF) Athletics: Competitive races anticipated for 2019 USATF Masters 5K Championships

( Athletics: 47th Annual Falmouth Road Race This Weekend
(NBC Boston) Watch the 2019 Falmouth Road Race Live on Sunday
The 7-mile race starts in Woods Hole and ends in Falmouth Heights

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: 10 years later: Proud of my legacy ... but - Bolt looks back on his Berlin brilliance, wishes he had gone sub-19 in 200m

(The Starits Times) Athletics: Soh Rui Yong rejects Singapore Athletics' offer of mediation

(ITU) Triathlon: Tyler Mislawchuk powers to glory at Tokyo Test Event
(CBC) Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk wins World Triathlon Olympic test event
23-year-old from Oak Bulff, Man., finished 15th at 2016 Rio Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Shame of broken promises hurts Kipchoge Keino Stadium

(BBC) Athletics: Bolt's 100m world record 10 years on - 'Brilliant beyond compare'
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt sets the 100m world record at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on August 16 2009

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse looks for edge against Coleman in much-anticipated 100m showdown
'If Andre runs technically sound, it should be a very close race,' says CBC Sports' Donovan Bailey

(NY Times) Olympics: The Real Hurdle at Tokyo’s Olympic Test Events: The Heat
The heat is on as Tokyo faces extreme temperatures during test events a year out from the 2020 Olympic Games

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Athletics: Philemon Rono Seeking Hat Trick of Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Victories
Philemon Rono has won the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon twice and run the fastest time ever run on Canadian soil - 2:06:52

(USATF) Athletics: USA Track & Field Foundation awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 51 Elite Track & Field Athletes

(AFP Triathlon: French triathlete 'treated for heatstroke' in Tokyo

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: IAAF continues studying Russian track and field athletes’ data from Moscow Anti-Doping Lab
Earlier, the International Weightlifting Federation imposed provisional suspensions against five Russian weightlifters

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘In the best interest of country’ - D-Day draws near as JAAA remain coy on WIlliams’ World Champs selection

(The Street) Athletics: History of Nike: Timeline and Facts
How did what started as one man selling shoes from the back of a car grow into the sportswear giant we all know today?

( Athletics: Steeplechase champ Kipruto shakes off injury, returns to action in Paris

(BBC) Athletics: Nafissatou Thiam: Heptathlon's student superstar on prizes, progress and perspective
A full house of Olympic, world and European gold medals, a world athlete of the year award, a clutch of blue-chip sponsorship deals, a catwalk jaunt at Paris Fashion Week and the mantle of being one of athletics' post-Bolt era superstars

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Tokyo roads to be paved with heat-shielding material to help reduce temperatures during Olympic marathon races
Alleviating the extreme heat concerns at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games remains a key priority for organisers according to Takeo Hirata, the Japanese Government's coordinator for the Games

(Daily Mail) Triathlon: Two British athletes are DISQUALIFIED after winning an Olympic triathlon qualifier because they broke the rules by crossing the finishing line hand-in-hand in Tokyo's gruelling heat
* Two British athletes have been disqualified from their triathlon Olympic qualifier
* Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown crossed the finish line hand-in-hand
* Tokyo is suffering from a dangerous heatwave, with temperatures well above 30

(The Independet) Athletics: World’s best athletes left in the dark as career-threatening Diamond League overhaul looms
As the Diamond League returns to the UK this weekend in Birmingham, athletes including Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor fear for their futures as athletics’ premier event prepares for a major ‘maketable’ revamp

(Mail & Guardian) Women in Sport: ‘I'm targeted because I'm undefeated’ - Caster

(Reuters UK) Triathlon: Olympic triathlon test event in Tokyo shortened over extreme heat fears

(Runner's World) Athletics: 5 Things to Know About Eliud Kipchoge’s Attempt to Go Sub-2
The marathon world record holder shares details about his preparation for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge happening in October

)USATF) Athletics: Winger’s Pan Am gold earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Is It More Important to Run Faster or Run Longer?
Scientists debate the physiological benefits of ramping up your training intensity or your training volume

(BBC) Athletics: Caster Semenya: Double Olympic champion 'never felt supported' by women in sport
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya says she has "never really felt very supported" by other women in sport

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(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse: The Comeback
Follow three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse's road to recovery, after tearing his hamstring days before the 2017 World Championships

(ESPN W) Triathlon: Triathlete Flora Duffy holds Bermuda's undivided attention heading into Tokyo Olympics

(The Sports Examiner) Athletics: If you’re looking for sponsorship, the only thing worse than track really is field

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Sambu, Korir, Hall, Linden Lead Fields for 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: I have high testosterone, so what? says Caster Semenya
The double olympic champion Caster Semenya's battle with the athletics authorities rolls on as she continues to fight an IAAF regulation that would make her take testosterone-lowering medication. The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-metres title in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted testosterone regulations imposed against her. Speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg the 28-year-old said that 'when you're the best in the world, people get obsessed'

(Mirror) Athletics: Laura Muir opens up on her plans to rule the world at 1500m - and her competition
EXCLUSIVE: Ranked No.1 in the world, Laura Muir is Great Britain's best medal prospect for the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019 in Doha

(AW) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge shoots for the stars
Marathon man says breaking the two-hour barrier at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna in October will be on a par with the first moon landing

(Reuters) Women in Sport: Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

(The Sun UK) Athletics: Christian Coleman dismisses Usain Bolt comparisons as sprint ace eyes Tokyo 2020 100m gold

(Metro News) Athletics: Q&A with Nafi Thiam
Belgium’s World, Olympic and European heptathlon champion goes head-to-head with British rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the long jump at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emily Infeld’s 4th-Place Finish at Beach to Beacon Is More Than a Comeback
After racing for the first time since 2018, she texted Shalane Flanagan that "I haven’t worked that hard in forever."

(Instagram) Athletics: I still know how to run! - Shalane Flanagan

(Tri247) Triathlon: Tokyo 2019 Preview: How to watch the Olympic Triathlon Test Event

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Laura Muir to miss out on National Championships due to injury with Reece Prescod also absent and a major doubt for the Worlds in Doha
* Laura Muir picked up a calf injury at the Anniversary Games in London last month
* This will keep the European 1500m champion out of the national trials this month
* It is understood her injury is not serious and she will be fit before September

(Reuters) Athletics: Simbine on world mission but rues Semenya absence

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'I don't want to be worrying about anybody else': Sprint star Christian Coleman insists he will not be drawn into any more social media squabbles
* The 23-year-old posted a pair of pointed Twitter messages at Noah Lyles in May
* This was in the wake of his defeat against the fast-rising star of athletics
* That loss in Shanghai remains Christian Coleman's only loss across 100m in 2019

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(The Falmouth Enterprise) Athletics: Sambu Looking For Fifth Falmouth Road Race Title This Sunday
(Falmouth Road Race) Daniel Romanchuk, Tatyana McFadden Return to New Balance Falmouth Road Race

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: USATF Foundation awards $625,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman Grant Funds

(AFP) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen clan to aid Kipchoge's sub two-hour chase

(CitizenTV) Athletics: Why Obiri is confident of lighting up the World in Doha
* By all means, Hellen Obiri is having the season of her life and seemingly nothing will stop her attempt to etch her name amongst Kenya’s athletics folklore
* If her exploits on the track so far this year is anything to go by, she could break the ceiling when the 2019 IAAF World Athletic Championships get underway in Doha, Qatar on September 28

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive: Reece Prescod and Laura Muir injury doubts for Doha World Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: Athlete Eilish McColgan hits out at body-shamers who call her ‘skinny’
Go body shame elsewhere,’ says 5,000m silver medallist - ‘I’m naturally small - some people are just slim’

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 72 with Lee Troop
"Running is the most simplistic and puristic sport you can do. You put one foot in front of the other, you run as hard as you can for as long as you can, and whoever crosses the finish line first wins. But to see people now not have that joy—and I ask a lot of athletes, ‘Why did you start running?’ and a lot of them started running because they wanted to run with their dad or they wanted to make the school team, they speak with all this joy—and it saddens me that at this point a lot of them don’t have joy. They’ve got tunnel vision, and they’re gonna make it, and they’ll sacrifice everything, and they come to training and you can just see that there’s this tension in them and they just can’t let it go. They’ve already analyzed, overanalyzed, and psychoanalyzed just the training workout and I’m like, ‘Just let it go!’ You’ll have good runs and you’ll have bad ones—if you have a bad one, catch up with some friends and go out and have a beer and just let it go. So, trying to get them to realize that training is a cumulative effect and it takes weeks, and months, and years, and if you’ve already got this attitude starting out in your career, you’re not gonna last. So trying to get them centered as to why they do it, what they want to get out of it, but more importantly enjoying it."

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Katie Mackey, Tripp Hurt Headline Fields for 24th Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

( Athletics: Falmouth Road Race: A Test Case for Heat Treatment

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Coach jailed for 'regime of sexual abuse' against teenage girls
Philip Banning pleaded guilty to 18 indecent assault charges dating back to 1970s

(AC) Athletics: Canadian athletics team wraps-up 2019 Pan American Games with 15 podium finishes

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘So many sacrifices’ - Fraser-Pryce underlines challenges of juggling career and motherhood

(Globe & Mail) Health and Fitness: Scientists still puzzled by the causes of osteoarthritis, but new ideas emerge
Every runner has heard the warnings: Keep pounding the pavement, and you’ll end up with osteoarthritis, the debilitating chronic condition that supposedly results from “wear and tear” on knees and other joints

(Tri247) Triathlon: Lucy Gossage and her Norseman 2019 experience

(VN Express) Athletics: Vietnamese men break Japanese domination at Da Nang international marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan upset after 'skinny' comments on social media
Scottish athlete Eilish McColgan has responded to comments about her being "skinny" by saying: "Go body shame elsewhere."

(EA) Athletics:History is made as hosts Poland are crowned champions in Bydgoszcz
With ten victories across the weekend - including one in the 1500m from team captain Marcin Lewandowski who was hoisted aloft on the podium with the trophy in hand - the Polish team celebrated a landmark weekend in Bydgoszcz, winning the European Athletics Team Championships Super League title for the first time

(The College Fix) Women in Sport: The feds investigate Connecticut athletics for letting boys compete in girls’ sports
And whether girls faced retaliation for advocacy against transgender policy

(IAAF) Athletics: Portugal wins European First League crown as Ingebrigtsen brothers shine on their home track

(The Standard) Women in Sport: Margaret Nyairera: All I want to do is run
Athlete Margaret Nyairera is a woman at odds. Running is the one thing she is good at, but because of the recent IAAF ruling, she is suspended unless she agrees to alter her body chemistry

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(BBC) Athletics: European Athletics Team Championships: GB name shot putter for 4x400m relay
Great Britain were disqualified from the men's 4x400m relay at the European Athletics Team Championships after a reserve shot putter was named in the line-up by mistake
GB's Kilty wins men's 200m final at Euro Team Champs
Great Britain's Richard Kilty wins the men's 200m final at the European Team Championships in 20.66 seconds

(AC) Athletics: Canada’s gold rush continues as Arop and Lalonde produce record breaking performances

(BBC) Athletics: GB's Williams smashes PB for shock triple jump win
Great Britain's Ben Williams smashes his previous personal best of 16.74m by jumping 17.14m to win the men's triple jump at the European Team Championships and secure qualification for the World Championships in Doha and the Tokyo Olympics

(USATF) Athletics: Field event hat trick for Team USATF on penultimate day of Pan Am Games

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: Sambu, Korir, Hall, Linden Lead Fields for 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race

(IAAF) Athletics: Peters breaks Pan-American Games javelin record with 87.31m

(Boston Globe) Athletics: I chased details about Rosie Ruiz’s life; she outdistanced me

(Japan Times) Olympics: Athletes at 2020 test event concerned by temperature, quality of water

(EA) Athletics: Five track victories on day two keeps Norway in title contention
Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen dutifully delivered commanding victories on their home track here in Sandnes, to full stands of damp but joyful supporters, helping Norway go into the third and final day of the European Athletics Team Championships First League in third place on 139 points
(BBC) GB fourth at European Team Championships ahead of final day in Poland
Great Britain and Northern Ireland are in fourth place ahead of the final day at the European Athletics Team Championships after the men's 4x100m relay team won their heat

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(Pravda Report) Olympics: Russia may boycott 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of Kuril Islands
Organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo uploaded an interactive map of the route of the Olympic Torch relay for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. As one can see on the map, South Kuril Islands, which Japan disputes with Russia, were marked as a territory of Japan

(BBTM) Athletics: Lipari, Domanic Win 8th Fleet Feet Liberty Mile
Downtown Pittsburgh’s only evening road race draws 1,000-plus participants; $28,200 prize purse overall; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya athletes arrive in Ol Kejuado ahead of East Africa games
* Kenya will field a star-studded athletics team of 40 boys and girls in the week-long championship to be held at Sheik Abeid Stadium in Arusha
* Mogonga PAG High School’s 2019 ANOCA Zone V Youth Games gold medallists Brian Tinega (100m), Pesi Leshoo (400m) are also in team Kenya alongside compatriot Linda Kageha who won silver in Africa U-18 Championships in Ivory Coast

(Santa Cruz Sentinel) Athletics: Nikki Hiltz sprints to gold in 1,500 at Pan Am Games
(USATF) Winger, Hiltz golden on 10-medal day for Team USATF

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kamworor targets World Championship and New York marathon double

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Integrity Unit conclude case against Chernova after she accepts latest doping violation
A case against Russia's Tatyana Chernova has been concluded by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after she she accepted an anti-doping rule violation following charges based on evidence in the McLaren Report

(The Star) Triathlon:Female top triathlete feels she has what it takes to win gold
* She said it was at the Commonwealth Games, where she was able to set her personal best.
* Hanifa noted that she has improved on her swimming in a bid to increase her prospects for a medal at the games

(The Telegraph) Modern Pentahlon: Jo Muir: I used to finish last when I ran, now I'm aiming to become an Olympic modern pentathlete

(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Fitness: Lifting to Failure Isn’t Always Better
You have to work hard to build strength, but that doesn’t necessarily mean collapsing to the floor after each set

(AW) Athletics: European Team Championships predictions
Paul Halford shares where he thinks the big points could be heading this weekend in Bydgoszcz

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Prediction Department - 2019 World Championships Medalists

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(USATF) Athletics: McGee’s mile win earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Running the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Marathon Course Part Three - Men's Marathon and Overall Summary

(National Post) Athletics: Canadian Jacqueline Gareau forgives Rosie Ruiz for cheating her at the Boston Marathon
At mile 22 in the 1980 Boston Marathon, legendary runner Kathrine Switzer locked eyes with Gareau and held up one finger: You’re in first place

(Spikes) Athletics: Need for Speed - by David Re
Skiing or sprinting? For a long time, I couldn’t choose between them, so I didn’t

(Tianna Bee) Athletics: True Blood
"The last time you heard from me...was shortly after USA Nationals after I had kind-of processed everything that happened both at the meet and throughout the season."

(LindseyHein) Athletics: Episode 194: Shawanna White
Shawanna White is a light in the running community- her positive energy and excitement about the sport is contagious. She has run 24 marathons and has a best time of 2:45:19 – less than a half a minute from the Olympic Standard. Though she currently lives in South Carolina, she is from Atlanta so making it to the trials is especially exciting because it will be run in her hometown in February. Shawanna is the 4th fastest African-American born marathoner and I loved hearing the story of how she figured out this fun fact

(News24) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya gets backing from govt in her battle with IAAFCaster Semenya gets backing from govt in her battle with IAAF

(AC) Athletics: Watson extends Canada’s golden streak; Newman, Paulson bring home bronze

(IAAF) Athletics: Advice to my younger self: Kenenisa Bekele

(NBC) Triathlon: Katie Zaferes, world’s top triathlete, enters the heat chamber

(Evening Times) Athletics: Zoey Clark suffering from brain drain as she goes in search of Olympic selection
Zoey Clark is prepared to push her body to the limit to earn an Olympic debut in Tokyo next summer, even though the focus is turning the Aberdonian’s brain to mush

(NY Times) Athletics: Rosie Ruiz, Who Faked a Boston Marathon Victory, Dies at 66

(AFP) Olympics: Italy risk Olympic exclusion over new sports law -- IOC

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(The Star) Athletics: Cherono back on track after maternity leave, eyes Doha
Cherono won 5,000m gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games but failed to defend her title in 2018 as she was on the maternity leave

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: Prof Erik Boye on the bias in power in anti-doping

(Tri247) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee to race IRONMAN 70.3 Dún Laoghaire

(Yellow Jersey) Triathlon: The cost of doing triathlons can be hard to stomach

Athletics: Kuma Siblings to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
. The Ethiopian siblings are world class marathoners who seek to win this IAAF Gold Label race

(Runner's World) Athletics: Rosie Ruiz, Infamous for Cheating 1980 Boston Marathon, Dies at 66
For eight days she was the winner of the 1980 race, until a mountain of evidence proved she had jumped onto the course in the final few miles

(The Guardian) Athletics: Nafissatou Thiam: ‘I’m not thinking about the world record ... yet’
The Olympic, world and European heptathlon champion discusses her preparations for Doha 2019, her rivalry with Katarina Johnson-Thompson and why she is ‘not even close’ to her ultimate goal

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: 'Keep away from drugs,' KDF official urges local athletes

(CTV) Athletics: Canada's Warner defends Pan Am decathlon title, teammate LePage wins bronze
(CBC) Warner defends title, LePage grabs bronze in Pan Am decathlon
Canadians crowd podium after wrapping up 2-day event in Lima

(EA) Athletics: Poland and Germany poised to battle it out for the Super League title

(The Star) Athletics: Four New York Marathon champion eye the fifth title in November
Keitany will be chasing her fifth career title in New York

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport:Why 2012 London Olympics drug cheats are still being caught
Retrospective testing means athletes cannot breathe easily for a decade, but the system is flawed

(Fast Running) Athletics: Andy Vernon set for debut marathon in New York
Andy Vernon is amongst a top elite field announced this week for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

(BA) Athletics: Olympic champions Stefanidi and Suhr headline women’s pole vault field in Birmingham
* Reigning Olympic, World and European pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi (GRE) joined by 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr (USA) in headlining pole vault field in Birmingham
* Olympic bronze medallist Eliza McCartney (NZL), Commonwealth champion Alysha Newman (CAN) and European bronze medallist Holly Bradshaw (GBR) among others in the field

(BBTM) Athletics: Returning champions Kampf, Lipari, Domanic headline Fleet Feet Liberty Mile
"One of America’s most iconic races" in downtown Pittsburgh on Friday evening, Aug. 9, $23,000 Open purse; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 third stop

(AW) Athletics: British Athletics publishes Tokyo 2020 selection policies
A dual qualification system of entry standards and world rankings is in place for the 2020 Olympics

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(BBC) Athletics: Eilidh Doyle announces her season is over after revealing she is pregnant
Olympic bronze medallist Eilidh Doyle's season is over after announcing she is expecting her first child in January

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsens poised for a spectacular homecoming in Sandnes
Norway’s celebrated Brothers Ingebrigtsen - Henrik, Filip and Jakob - are putting themselves on the line on their home track in Sandnes, as is their compatriot Karsten Warholm, the world and European 400m hurdles champion, in seeking to earn the single promotion place available at the European Athletics Team Championships First League from 9-11 August.

(Kenyans) Athletics: David Rudisha's Team Responds After Wife's Disturbing Post
800M World record holder and two-time Olympic Champion, David Rudisha, has been away from the limelight and out of active competition for the past couple of years

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Injury forces Kiplimo to give up on double for Doha show

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Karoki to miss Doha World Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Collegians From 2019 Competing At XVIII Pan American Games

(Saucony) Athletics: Why I'm Racing New York By Jared Ward

(AC) Athletics: Wodak, Cliff claim gold and bronze in 10,000-metre final at 2019 Pan American Games
(CBC) Canada's Natasha Wodak captures gold, sets new Pan Am record in women's 10,000m

(BT) Triathlon: Triathlon site test for 2020 vision
With just one year to go until the Olympic and Paralympic Games, British triathletes are heading to Japan to train and race ahead of Tokyo 2020

(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Athletics: Nike Just Revealed New Data on the Vaporfly
A pair of presentations explore the biomechanics of the controversial shoe, and whether it wards off marathon-induced muscle damage

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise During Pregnancy May Have Lasting Benefits for Babies
Babies whose mothers had exercised tended to perform better on tests of motor skills

Athletics: Four national aces in the cards at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
On September 29, the elite of the marathon world will be at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

(Metro News) Athletics: Adam Gemili: I’ve got no time to waste so I’m going flat out to be the best I can

(SportsMax) Athletics: 'I was grown with Jamaica tradition' – Williams insists decision to represent Ja over USA not that difficult

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian decathletes Warner, LePage relish chance to compete in Lima
Pair sit at top of standings through opening day of action

(NYRR) Athletics: Defending Champions Mary Keitany, Lelisa Desisa, Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schär to Return to TCS New York City Marathon on November 3
U.S. Olympians Des Linden and Jared Ward to highlight star-studded American contingent in open division that features numerous U.S. Olympic team contenders
17-time Paralympic medalist and NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Tatyana McFadden to chase record sixth career title in professional wheelchair division

(NBC) Athletics: Des Linden decides to keep racing, enters New York City Marathon

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How Much Does Heat Slow Your Race Pace?
Research reveals ideal race temperatures and how to adjust your pace on hot days

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(Triathlete) Triathlon: The Truth About Triathlon Participation in the United States
What The New York Times got wrong - and right - about our sport
(NY Times)Triathlons Fight Decline and Seek Ways to Attract the Young
U.S.A. Triathlon’s membership dropped by about a quarter over a five-year period, and the largest age group in the sport is considerably older than it used to be

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Smith still upset about missing medal
Tyrone Smith still feels "a little robbed" of a Pan American Games medal after finishing fourth in the men’s long jump final in Toronto four years ago

(Balls.IE) Athletics: American Colleges Come Calling For Ireland's 16-Year-Old Sprint Star

(Reuters) Olympics: Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters a year before Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK postpones World Championships trials
Athletics Kenya (AK) has pushed the trials for the IAAF World Championships from this month to September 12-13 at the Nyayo National Stadium

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 71 with Sarah Sellers
"When I finally got to come back to running, my number one goal was no longer [to] run as fast as I can—my number one goal was, ‘I don’t want to have to give this up long-term again.’ And so that was motivation to have proper nutrition and to realize if I have to be five to ten pounds heavier than what I thought my goal weight was, if that’s keeps me healthy, then it’s worth it."

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic legend Carl Lewis backs equal pay for athletes, calls Trump 'racist and misogynist'
9-time gold medallist criticizes American president, praises strong women

(BBC) Athletics: Five Scottish athletics records fall in two months after women's 4x100m bronze

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Track stars set to unleash at PanAm Games

(The Guardian) Athletics: Athletics great Sally Pearson retires after injuries take their toll
‘My body is just not up to it,’ says Olympic champion - 32-year-old will miss 2020 Games in Tokyo

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(USA Today) Athletics: Usain Bolt is the most electric athlete in history

(BOA Newsroom) Athletics: 2019 Elite Push Rim Competition Welcomes Strong Field Featuring 24 Paralympians From 14 Countries
Chicago to Host 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Looking Back at Joan Benoit Samuelson’s Olympic Marathon Win
Thirty-five years ago today, she won the first women’s Olympic Marathon

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Running the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Marathon Course Part Two - Start and Finish

(Runner's World) Athletics:How Cory McGee Rebounded After Her USATF Championships DQ
The 27-year-old won the Sir Walter Miler with an impressive kick in the rain

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics Federation promises to enforce stricter rules to prevent banned coaches being granted licenses
Stricter rules which will deny and revoke licenses to coaches found to have committed anti-doping offences are set to be installed by the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) in January as part of the organisation's bid for reinstatement

(IAAF) Athletics: Hassan and Kejelcha: housemates and mile world record holders
(Daily Nation) The two world record holders who share a house

(Podium Running) Athletics: How Much Does Heat Slow Your Race Pace?
Research reveals ideal race temperatures and how to adjust your pace on hot days.

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Yuko Arimori on Anniversary of First Japanese Women's Olympic Medal and Death of Its Winner Kinue Hitomi: "Never Forget Her"

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(Victoria News) Athletics: Marathon guru a perfect fit for online training
Bruce Deacon’s tips a boost for GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

(The Guardian) Cycling: Chris Froome on Dauphiné crash: 'Like a scene from Grey’s Anatomy'
Team Ineos rider says he is on course for 2020 Tour - Chris Froome on Dauphiné crash: 'Like a scene from Grey’s Anatomy'

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Questions abound about new track facility
Will Phil Knight pay for head-turning architectural design that matches Hayward Field?

(Observer) Athletics: Jenn Suhr signs new Adidas deal

(EA) Athletics: Klosterhalfen storms to a solo 14:26.76 5000m at the German Championships
Konstanze Klosterhalfen delivered an amazing solo performance at the German Championships on Saturday to smash the national 5000m record by more than 15 seconds to move to fourth on the European all-time list

(IAAF) Athletics: Weightman breaks Australian all-comers’ half-marathon record on Sunshine Coast
(The Age) Confusion costs Jack Rayner victory in half marathon championship

(Tri247) Triathlon: Norseman Xtreme Triathlon: Lucy Gossage wins XTRI World Championship

Super League Triathlon - Ottawa, ON

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(EA) Athletics: Warholm blazes to two titles at the Norwegian Championships
Karsten Warholm delighted his home fans by racing three times in the space of 24 hours at the Norwegian Championships in Hamar which began with another vintage display in the 400m hurdles

(Running USA) Athletics: Atlantic City to Host Twilight Race in Brand New Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Event
Atlantic City selected as first new host city of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in the U.S. since 2015

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheptai roars to victory in North Rift trials

( Athletics: My Olympic Games: Heptathlete Nafi Thiam reflects on a remarkable Rio 2016
Heptathlete Nafi Thiam travelled to Rio in 2016 as a precocious young talent; one likely to wow the watching world at a Games edition or two in the future. Sixteen days and five personal bests later, she left as an Olympic champion. The Belgian, who has since added the world and European crowns, believes she has her ingrained appetite for self-improvement, and her mum, to thank for such a startling rise to the top

(The Sportsman) Athletics: On This Day in 1936: Jesse Owens Wins 100m Gold In Front Of Hitler At The Berlin Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mosin stuns Mukono in Nairobi Championships

(Spikes) Athletics: Tough Love by Karsten Warholm
It’s a funny story, the way it happened. How my coach, Leif Olav Alnes, and I became this unique - and successful - team we are today. World champions, European record-holders

(Press Herald) Athletics: Kenyans sweep titles at Beach to Beacon 10K
Kenyans Alex Korio wins the men's race and Joyciline Jepkosgei is top the woman among 6,500 runners in Cape Elizabeth

(Runner's World) Athletics: Even at 7 Months Pregnant, Michelle Lillienthal Wouldn’t Miss Beach to Beacon
In her third trimester, the 2:34:50 marathoner still maintains a weekly mileage of 65 to 75 miles

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Running The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Marathon Course Part One - Women's Marathon Test Run

Athletics: Cory McGee, Chris O'Hare sprint to wins at the 2019 Sir Walter Miler
After an hour weather delay, in steady rain, the Meredith College track and Sir Walter atmosphere delivered yet again

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Running nearly killed me, but it also saved my life

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: A closer look at the Canadian women’s record board rewrite of 2019
A look at the 12 women's records that have fallen and the ladies behind the new marks

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Top American at Boston Is Ready to Make the Olympic Team
Scott Fauble’s unconventional approach involves sharing his training and eating all the burritos

(The Asahi Shimbun) Athletics: Runners feel the heat one year before Olympic marathon race

(WSJ*) Athletics: The Next Level of Marathon Training Is Here
Elite marathoners don’t just wing it when it comes to training. They use high-tech gadgets to hack their bodies and achieve times they once thought impossible. Here’s how you can too

Beach to Beacon 10 - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Super League Triathlon - Ottawa, ON

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(USATF) Athletics: Muhammad’s world record earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors

Athletics: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Launches Improved Route Aimed At Improving Athlete Experience
Strategic route changes, evening race format, and new crowd management process to bolster overall race experience and meet Abbott World Marathon Majors standards

(Triathlete) Triathlon:Why Triathletes Should Be Fierce Advocates for Clean Water
Every triathlete who hops into open water should care about what they’re getting into

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Chebet, Kipketer star attraction at Nairobi region trials

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Ruling Leaves Caster Semenya With Few Good Options
Barred for now from races between 400 meters and a mile, the multiple gold medalist may need to rethink her career

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiprop, Yimer and Teferi among the first signees for Valencia half

(Cycling Mgazine) Cycling: Q&A with Michael Woods on the trials and triumphs from his debut Tour de France
Ottawa native thrived racing on the biggest stage in professional cycling and regrets nothing despite things not going exactly as planned throughout the three weeks

(AC) Athletics: "I want to win": Newman, Dunfee ready to set the tone at 2019 Pan American Games

(AW) Athletics: Sally Pearson set for Great North CityGames
World 100m hurdles champion will race at the street athletics event on September 7

(Times Live) Women in Sport: Banned but determined: 'You ain't seen nothing yet,' says Caster Semenya

(IAAF) Athletics: Coleman to lead Birmingham 100m field - IAAF Diamond League

(Japan Today) Olympics: Weather watchers record 30 C at 6 a.m. at marathon starting point

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Rayner and Diver targeting back-to-back titles at Sunshine Coast half

(The Star) Athletics: I am ready to battle for the country again, says Kiplagat
* Kiplagat eyes a hattrick of titles after narrowly losing to Kenyan-born Bahraini Rose Chelimo two years ago
* Kiplagat said it is a great opportunity to represent the country again for the coveted championships

(NY Times) Athletics: Catching Up With Usain Bolt
The world’s fastest man has retired from competition, but he’s still on the move - and playing pickup soccer

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

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: Jessica Hull is not who you think she is
University of Oregon star Jessica Hull doesn’t look like a killer

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Is the Average Running Pace for a Mile?
Monitoring your pace is an easy way to track progress toward your goals.

(BBC) Athletics: Greatness: Michael Johnson
What does it take to be one of the Greatest of All Time, with sprint legend and star of the 1996 Olympics Michael Johnson

(QC Times*) Athletics: Newcomer Jepkosgei tops Bix 7 women's field
Barsoton pulls away to win 45th annual Bix 7

Sir Walter Miler - Raleigh, NC

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(CBC) Women in Sport: Track legend Allyson Felix competes for medals, campaigns for motherhood

(SF Examiner) Athletics: Bay Area Olympian returns to give back before SF Marathon
Olympic distance runner Alexi Pappas returns to Bay Area to inspire local runners

(ESPN) Athletics: 44 Years. 44 Allegations. Now the past is catching up.

(EA) Athletics: Warholm and the Ingebrigtsens at the forefront of Norway’s push for promotion

Athletics: ‘Three Amigos’, Coolsaet, Wykes & Watson Return to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Three very familiar faces will be among the outstanding Canadian entries for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 20th, all lured by the Athletics Canada National Championship which runs concurrently in this IAAF Gold Label race

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Over 25,000 runners set for Nairobi International Marathon in October

(Outside Online) Athletics: Every Woman Runner Knows the Man Who Won't Be Passed
What's so upsetting about letting a woman be faster than you?

(The Independent) Women in Sport: IAAF hails decision to rule Caster Semenya out of world championships as a victory for ‘parity and clarity’
The Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that lifted the IAAF’s testosterone regulations imposed on the South African

(IAAF) Athletics: Kaul’s journey: ‘Once you’re doing decathlon, you don’t want to do anything else’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: StanChart Marathon moves back to Nyayo Stadium

(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Endurance Sports: There’s New Data on Training with Supplemental Oxygen
The theory makes sense, but actually showing that "hyperoxic training" makes you faster remains a challenge

(Outside Online) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya Is Barred from the World Championships
Is this the end of her career as an 800-meter runner?

(CBC) Women in Sport: What the latest setback means for Caster Semenya
A court ruling puts the world and Olympic champion's future in doubt

(IAAF) Athletics: One year to go until athletics action begins at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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