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Runner's Web August 2020 FrontPage Archive

  August 5, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Podium Runner) Athletics: What is Running in Your Life?
A doctor’s question reveals how completely the sport is woven into one runner’s life

(Daily Nation) Athletics: The time is now! Chepkoech psyched up for Monaco

(EA) Athletics: Irada Mehdiyeva: "Belgrade empowered and motivated me to go and do"
European Athletics continues its series of profiles of women’s athletics leaders on the continent by talking to Irada Mehdiyeva from Azerbaijan

(NBC) Athletics: Respectfully, Donavan Brazier believes he has a chance at legendary record

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Rescheduled Antrim Coast Half Marathon chasing record times and place amongst elite European races

(ESW) Athletics: Pro Runners Keep Tradition and Participate in Virtual Fleet Feet Liberty Mile
Featuring an Olympian, four U.S. mile champions and four race champions, the virtual elite field hopes to inspire and motivate other race participants with their virtual miles

(Track and Field News) Athletics: After An AR, Valarie Allman Back In Love With The Sport
Valarie Allman had quite the seasonal debut, becoming the farthest American discus thrower ever

(WA) Athletics: Review - The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World

(The Star) Athletics: African champ Nyagisera to miss WU20
* The postponement means Nyagisera will be beyond the 16 and 19 years age bracket on 31 December, 2021 as required by the organisers for the rescheduled event
* Nyagisera expressed her disappointment about the new development but said she will now turn her focus to the Tokyo Olympics

(Sky Sports) Athletics: The One That Got Away: Paula Radcliffe speaks candidly about Athens 2004 and the impact it had

(BBC) Athletics: Dai Greene: Athletics 'missed opportunity' to shine after lockdown
Former 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene believes athletics has "missed a window of opportunity" during the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Noah Lyles Sounds Off On Monaco, Music And Why He Had Masks Before They Were A Necessity

(Irish Times) Athletics: Restrictions threaten 147 unbroken years of Irish athletics history
Government decree means National Track and Field Championships now in grave doubt

(Eureka Alert) Drugs in Sport: Asthma drug (ß2-agonists) can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes
Unclear if World Anti-Doping Agency 'approved' versions have same effect, finds evidence review

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Wykoff Wins Stacked NCAA 100 Final
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






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(EA) Athletics: 50 Golden Moments: Radcliffe storms to 30:01.09 10,000m in Munich
Paula Radcliffe had to be assisted off the track after a virus left her weakened and out of the medals in the 10,000m at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest but the Brit was in unconquerable form on a soaking wet evening at the Munich 2002 European Athletics Championships

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

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Cross Purposes
Two years after Paavo Nurmi won what would turn out to be the last cross country race (so far) at the Olympic Games, in Paris 1924, the Inter-Counties cross country championship was born, in Beaconsfield, west of London

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 123 with Sara Hall
"It’s kind of like what you pay attention to grows. What you’re the most aware of—if you’re focused on an area where you’re not measuring up and you’re beating yourself up about that instead of seeing yourself a certain way—Ryan puts it well, where he’s like, ‘The first step in becoming a mentally tough runner is to believe you’re a mentally tough runner.’ It kind of becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if you think, ‘I’m not tough.’ But the opposite is [that] you start by believing that, then the more you lean into that, and believe in that, it grows."

(EA) Athletics: Reekie edges out Muir in a European leading 1:59.52 in Trieste
Jemma Reekie held off her more esteemed training partner Laura Muir in a thrilling 800m at the Triveneto Meeting Internazionale Meeting in Trieste on Saturday (1) evening, a European Athletics Outdoor Area Permit Meeting

(Japan Times) Athletics: BYOB: Runners must carry own bottles for trash-free Shonan Marathon

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: 'Love' pursuit
J'can discus thrower plans return to FSU to take care of unfinished business

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Team Ineos MUST take Chris Froome to Tour de France, insists Sir Bradley Wiggins... despite 35-year-old leaving them at the end of the season
* Sir Bradley Wiggins says Team Ineos must take Chris Froome to Tour de France
* Froome is battling to secure a spot in the eight-man team for the race this month
* Wiggins is adamant Sir David Brailsford should select the four-time Tour winner

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt's talent for speed becomes more apparent now it is denied to us
Bolt had a gift for making the impossible seem easy but his success was based on mental resolve as well as electric pace

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Nehemiah Cruises To All-Time World Best In 1979
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






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(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Women in Sport: How the Menstrual Cycle Affects Athletic Performance
After an exhaustive search of the literature, researchers conclude that, well, it’s complicated

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Course for Olympic marathon at Tokyo 2020 set to be measured this year
The course due to be used for the marathon discipline at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is set to be officially measured later this year

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Cancel the Danish de-Tour! Tour de France's 2021 Grand Depart from Copenhagen is pushed back a year - in order to avoid the rescheduled Euro 2020 games being played in the city
* The Tour de France's Grand Depart in Copenhagen will now take place in 2022
* The famous road race was initially set to take place in the Danish capital in 2021
* Change had to be made after Euro 2020 and Tokyo Olympics were rescheduled

(Inside theGames) Triathlon:Korean triathlon coach and athlete lifetime bans in abuse scandal upheld by KSOC

(The Sportsman) Athletics: When Jesse Owens Stole The Spotlight From Hitler At The 1936 Berlin Olympics

(WA) Athletics: Lavillenie, Muir and Mahuchikh join Chorzow cast

(Times Live) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk's second Covid-19 test comes back negative
(News24) Wayde’s Covid-19 mystery: Squad member insists team tests are negative

(Diamond League) Athletics: New date for Doha meeting
The 2020 Wanda Diamond League today announces a further change to its 2020 calendar, with the date for the Doha Diamond League brought forward by around a fortnight

The Star) Athletics: Tuwei assures athletes keen on Monaco Diamond League
* The U20 championships which were slated to be held last month will now be held in Nairobi from 17 to 22 August, 2021, one week after the Tokyo Olympic Games.
*Meanwhile Tuwei lashed out at senior athletes who have been implicated in doping for whereabouts failures

(Outside Online) Running: The Enduring Appeal of the Fastest Known Time
Race cancellations have produced an uptick in FKTs, but the obsession predates the pandemic

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Liquori Is Mr. Sub-4 At NCAAs
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






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(AP) Olympics: AP was there: 1952 Helsinki Games
This story was published in The Sunday Star in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3 1952. The story, describing Czech Republic distance runner Emil Zatopek capturing gold at the 1952 Olympics in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters as well as the marathon is reprinted here as it ran using the contemporary style, terminology and including any published errors

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 14, The ’74 Indoor Season
Here in the 14th chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the beginning of Steve Prefontaine’s first full year as a pro (even if nobody was actually called that in those days). We have taken the liberty of doing some stylistic updatings to mirror our modern protocol and also added an editorial comment or three

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Real Story Behind This Iconic Olympics Photo
Mary Decker was the favorite. Zola Budd was a mystery. Photographer David Burnett captured their clash

(Times of India) Athletics: Runners told to observe social distancing in Moscow half-marathon

(ITU) Triathlon: World Triathlon is welcoming bids for the 2021 Winter Triathlon World Championships and World Cups

(EA) Athletics: Vetter leaves it late to clinch victory in Kuortane
Germany’s Johannes Vetter left it late but came away with victory in the javelin at the Kuortane Games on Saturday (1), a World Athletics Continental Tour Europe Bronze Meeting

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ethiopia venues miles ahead of Kenya

(The Sentinel-Record) Athletics: Fanny Blankers-Koen shattered myths at 1948 Olympics

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Noah Lyles: Christian Coleman must show responsibility over missed tests
Noah Lyles says fellow world champion Christian Coleman should take "more responsibility" after he was provisionally suspended for missing three doping tests in a year

(The Standard) Athletics: Meet Kenya’s athletics one hit wonders

(The Times) Drugs in Sport: The Russian Affair by David Walsh; The Rodchenkov Affair by Dr Grigory Rodchenkov reviews — Russia’s love affair with doping
A married couple helped to expose a nationwide scandal, finds Matt Dickinson
(Financial Times) Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov: ‘Sport won’t be clean. Never’
Russia’s one-time doping kingpin on helping to uncover one of the greatest scandals in the history of sport - and a life in exile

(Sportico) Athletics: Nike Contracts Forcing Track Athletes to Get Creative With Race Quotas

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The 800 Is A Clark Family Affair
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(AW) Athletics: Remembering Seb Coe’s Moscow 1980 1500m win
Matt Long ushers you to your seat in the Lenin Stadium, where Seb Coe and Steve Ovett ran the 1980 Moscow Olympic 1500m final 40 years ago today






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(Japan Running News) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics Marathon Course To Be Measured By End of Year, Test Event Planned

(Go Be More) Athletics: Your Job Is To Get The Most Out of Those Around You - Interview with Bob Larsen

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Drug-dealer-turned-masters running star Castille given four-year doping ban
Kevin Castille, a former crack cocaine dealer who went on to hit the headlines as a masters world record holder, has received a four-year doping ban

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Donavan Brazier and Chanelle Price assume starring roles in The Big Friendly 3 track meet

(The Loop) Athletics: Digicel appoints Briana Williams as brand ambassador

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Men's 400m world record holder Van Niekerk tests positive for coronavirus in Italy
South African 400 metres world record holder Wayde van Niekerk has tested positive for COVID-19 while training at his European residence in Gemona in Italy

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jim Ryun: Why I forgave Jipcho for 1968 mischief

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Sharp using 'invaluable' Olympic experience to fuel medal bid
Lynsey Sharp reckons her previous tastes of the bright Olympic lights can propel her to a maiden medal in Tokyo next summer

(Japan Times) Drugs in Sport: El Mahjoub Dazza, 2019 Fukuoka International Marathon winner, gets 4-year doping ban

(The Sentinel-Record) Athletics: Fast friends: Unlikely ally aids Owens at '36 Berlin Games

(NBC) Athletics: Dalilah Muhammad on history in 2019: ‘I put it out of mind I was the world-record holder’

(Japan Today) Athletics: Tokyo Olympic Stadium to host athletics event in August

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Exclusive: IOC Athletes’ Commission considering Opening Ceremony minute’s silence as protest solution for Tokyo 2020
A minute’s silence at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is one of the options being considered within International Olympic Committee (IOC) circles as the debate intensifies over Rule 50, which currently forbids political protests made at any Olympic sites

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:Johnson Unrivaled In The Heptathlon
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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