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  August 31, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Caleb Ewan outsmarts Sam Bennett to win Tour de France stage three as Julian Alaphilippe retains lead
* Caleb Ewan won Tour de France stage three in hilly ride through Alpine foothills
* The Australian overtook Sam Bennett to earn his fourth stage win of the Tour
* France's Julian Alaphilippe retained the overall leader's yellow jersey
* However, Briton Adam Yates could overtake Alaphillippe with stage four victory

(The Guardian) Athletics: The Guardian view on the London Marathon: keep the festival spirit
We all admire elite runners but we identify with the race’s plodders, who are the soul of the event

(SportsNewsIreland) Athletics: 3 Potential Irish Medal Winners for the 2021 Olympics

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Ganus warned progress made by RUSADA could be "undone" in letter prior to sacking
Yuri Ganus warned the Russian Olympic and Paralympic Committees the hard work of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) could be "undone by a single decision" prior to the two bodies voting in favour of his sacking as the organisation’s director general last week

(The Guardian) Athletics: Black power: the fists and the fury that shook America – and inspired generations
Fifty-two years after Tommie Smith and John Carlos used the Olympic podium to protest against racial injustice, a new documentary examines the legacy of the gesture

(WA) Athletics: Gdynia 2020 mass race cancelled

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Caleb Ewan sprints to stage three victory
Caleb Ewan produced a dazzling sprint finish to win stage three of the Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe held on to the yellow jersey

(Business Wire0 Athletics: Skechers Elite Runner Edward Cheserek Wins 10K and Sets New PB During Sunset Tour in Los Angeles

(St. Louis Post- Dispatch) Athletics: An American! An American! Fueled by raw eggs and brandy, a hero was crowned in the 1904 Olympic marathon

(EA) Athletics: Fabbri blasts a European leading 21.99m at the Italian Championships
taly is on the cusp of having their second 22 metre-plus shot putter after European U23 silver medallist Leonardo Fabbri blasted the 7.26kg implement to a European leading mark of 21.99m at the Italian Championships in Padova on Sunday

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Dual Olympian disqualified from NZ cross-country title for spitting

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Elaine Thompson: Five things you didn’t know about the double Olympic champion

(Vogue) Athletics: “I’ve Been A Black Woman Longer Than I’ve Been An Athlete”: Katarina Johnson-Thompson On Her Personal Battle Against Racism

(Japan Times) Athletics:Tokyo Marathon may exclude general runners again due to pandemic

(ESPN) Cycling:Julian Alaphilippe takes emotional Stage 2 win at Tour de France

(irish Times) Athletics: Phil Healy still undisputed as fastest Irish woman after national sprint double win
Sean Tobin claims first national title over 10,000m at national track and field championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Let’s Discus(s) Some NCAA Throwing History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: ITU Controversially Sets 2020 WTS Elite World Championship

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Herb Elliott - Marathon Man?
Here’s a piece of arcana which should be of particular interest to runners and athletics aficionados of my generation, ie anyone over 60

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Julian Alaphilippe wins stage two to take yellow jersey
Julian Alaphilippe won stage two of the Tour de France in a sprint finish to claim the yellow jersey in Nice

(Runner's World) Athletics: Alysia Montaño Is the Hero of This Story
And it’s about damn time

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: Crouser And Irby Take Top Honors At Drake Blue Oval Showcase Presented by Mediacom

(The Standard) Athletics: Dual citizenship is sigh of relief for former Kenyan stars

(EA) Athletics: Fast middle distance action highlights Gothenburg Grand Prix
Fast middle distance action highlighted a cool and blustery edition of the Göteborg Friidrott GP, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Saturday (29) evening
(DAISport) Melissa Courtney-Bryant Is The Birthday Girl With Victory In Gothenburg

(Daily Nation) Athletics: After beating Covid-19, Conseslus Kipruto now declares next target
eturning steeplechaser targeting Shaheen’s world record

(ESPn) Cycling: An inside look at the fascinating 'mobile bubble' of the Tour de France

(Daily Mail) Cycling: The Tour de France gets underway in Nice on Saturday but a rise in COVID-19 cases has plunged the world's greatest race into uncertainty. So, will the riders reach Paris?
* Tour de France starts on Saturday but whether it will finish remains uncertain
* The race was meant to start on June 27 but was postponed due to coronavirus
* 176 riders across 22 teams are currently preparing for the three-week race
* Although the dates have changed, the treacherous 2,156-mile route has not

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Runners Need to Know About Coronavirus
The global pandemic isn’t going away any time soon. Here’s how to stay safe

(TeamSA) Athletics: Van Niekerk back in training after Covid scare
World 400m record holder and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk has been given the green light to resume full training after being released from self-isolation in Italy
(Sky Sports) Athletics: Daley Thompson says Michael Holding 'helped me understand' Black Lives Matter
The decathlon star said he hoped the movement is not a "short-lived thing"

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: "Year Of The Vault" Ends In Epic Duel
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  August 29, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(AW) Athletics: Andy Young’s coaching journey
The man behind the rise of Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie recalls how he began to learn his craft

(Bicylcing) Cycling: Stage 2 - Nice Haut Pays to Nice - 186km - Sunday, August 30

(CBC) Cycling:Late but alive, Tour de France races into COVID-19 pandemic
Race could be stopped as COVID-19 cases rise steadily across country
VeloNews) Tour de France stage 1: Kristoff takes sprint after crash-marred stage
Norwegian veteran wins opening sprint in Nice after heavy rain and technical parcours leads to handfuls of crashes

(RRW) Athletics: Lipari, Prakel Crowned USA Road Mile Champions
Emily Lipari and Sam Prakel, both representing adidas, won the USATF Road Mile Championships this morning at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, part of the special Blue Oval Showcase Presented by Mediacom

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Only 1,000m world record will quench Chepng’etich's thirst in Brussels
* Runners to converge on Brussels for fourth leg of World Athletics Diamond League on September 4
* She will take another shot at the mark at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meeting in Brussels on September 4

(The Standard) Athletics: Squad that shot Kenya to the top of World Athletics show

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics:Ricketts making the most of a difficult season
It goes without saying that the 2020 track and field season has not gone according to anyone's expectation after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put paid to life as we know it in March of this year

(CBC) Cycling: Canada's Mike Woods expects 2020 Tour de France to be more mentally draining than ever
33-year-old skipping event slated to start Saturday after finishing 32nd in 2019

(EA) Athletics: Focus of attention on horizontal and vertical jumps in Gothenburg
he horizontal and vertical jumps will be the centre of focus at the Göteborg Friidrott Grand Prix on Saturday (29), a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting

(USATF) Athletics: Six Rio Olympians headline start-studded fields at Drake Blue Oval Showcase presented by Mediacom

(CBC) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford reflects on historic 1,500m run: 'I want to do that again'
On Aug. 29, 2019, she became 1st Canadian woman to run distance in under 4 minutes

(The Guardian) Olympics: Covid has stripped Olympic glory from a generation of athletes - that’s heartbreaking
Mentally, elite athletes steel themselves by looking to the finish line. Suddenly, the finish line had been pushed out of reach

(AW) Athletics: Cross country set for a "restricted return" in England
England Athletics outlines proposed timeline for competition comeback

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Lalang Avenged Loss, Made History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  August 28, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Kingston Whig-Standard) Athletics: Queen's Gaels name Mark Bomba new coach of cross country, distance track teams

(BA) Athletics: Manchester Set For Record-Breaking Müller British Athletics Championships

(Run247) Athletics: One Mo Week
This time next week Mo Farah will be stepping out on the track in a “competitive” capacity once more. Not since he won the 5,000 meters at the 2017 Diamond League event in Zurich has the 10-time gold medallist raced on a track at a professional event

(USATF) Athletics: Brazier, Nehemiah earn Athlete of the Week honors

(VeloNews) Cycling:What do the Tour de France jerseys mean?
The Tour de France is a colorful affair, with multiple competitions going on simultaneously. The leader of each competition wears a special yellow, white, green, or polka-dot jersey

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 270: Shayla Houlihan – Professional Coach with Under Armour
Shayla Houlihan is coaching a new Pro team out in Flagstaff with Under Armour. They’ll be announcing their team name and more info soon so make sure you look for it!

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Ganus removed as RUSADA director general after ROC and RPC approves recommendation
Yuri Ganus has been sacked as Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) director general after a recommendation was approved by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Stop Counting Your Running Mileage
It’s the one training metric virtually all runners track, but running scientists think we can do better

(The Star) Athletics: Four-time Boston Marathon champ tells athletes to embrace education
* She send a passionate plea to budding athletes never to put all their eggs in one basket, but rather work hard to earn good grades in school
* The four-time Boston Marathon champion underscored the need to draw important lessons from the devastating effects of Covid-19

(Diamond League) Athletics: Second Chinese meeting postponed until 2021

(Japan Times) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon may exclude general runners again due to pandemic

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Wolcott Hurdled Into NCAA History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  August 27, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(irish Times) Athletics: Mark English has appeal against exclusion from Irish Championships rejected
Donegal runner was was seeking a record eighth Irish outdoor title and 15th overall

(TiannaBee) Athletics: American Pie
Wednesday evening a journalist reached out to ask if I would “boycott” the Blue Oval Showcase I’m participating in this weekend

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Another Mother Runner - Be A Light
Carrie chats with the women behind Another Mother Runner: Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell! In this wide-ranging conversation, they talk about how Another Mother Runner got started, their friendship, their journey with the run, and so much more!

(The Star) Athletics: Chelangat's to-do list almost full as action returns
* My target now is to run at home especially at the Kip Keino Classic which is a big event in our country. I want to stamp my authority in 5,000m,” said the 2016 world junior cross country runner
* On the Olympic Games, Chelengat said her focus will be to grab her first international medal in the senior ranks

(WA) Athletics: Bartoletta, Miller-Uibo and Crouser top Drake fields

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha to stage women's 3000m

(SCMP) Athletics: 2021 Hong Kong Marathon postponed – organisers looking at an April date
* The annual showpiece was set for January 24 but has been postponed because safety cannot be guaranteed
* Organisers say they are monitoring the pandemic situation closely and working with relevant authorities to fix another date

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan’s Worst Sporting Moment: The day my demons caught up with me
Failing to qualify for the 5,000m final in Athens in 1997, I had to stop and take stock

(Oregon Live) Athletics: After dealing with a plantar problem in Europe, Donavan Brazier ends his season

(WA) Athletics: Crouser, Taylor, Bol and Barega confirmed for Ostrava

(AW) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei and Faith Kipyegon to target records in Brussels
Kosgei joins Sifan Hassan in one-hour event and Kipyegon eyes 1000m mark, while triathlon is cancelled as Nafissatou Thiam withdraws

(USTFCCA) Athletics: Tarr Family Collects Father-Daughter NCAA Crowns
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  August 26, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Global Cross Country Season Kicks Off Saturday in New Zealand
The global cross country season kicks off this Saturday in Dunedin, New Zealand, with the Athletics New Zealand Cross Country Challenge

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis, Taylor and Mihambo among top stars confirmed for Berlin's ISTAF meeting

(Star-Tribune) Athletics: Gophers track and field athlete charged with raping woman in her on-campus apartment
Kevin Nedrick, a shot-putter, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with allegations that he overpowered the woman and assaulted her

(Irish Times) Athletics: Inspired and inspirational: Ciara Mageean setting sights on Sonia's 1500m record

(Sport Business) Athletics: Singapore Marathon on track to be a virtual race

(EA) Athletics: Karsten Warholm: from promising combined eventer to 400m hurdles supersta
Like every athlete expecting to be involved in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, 2019 European Athlete of the Year Karsten Warholm was frustrated by the fact the Games had to be postponed to next summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise May Boost Your Vaccine Response
Two new studies of elite athletes found that working out amplifies the immune response to a flu shot

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Police probe launched into birthday party for COVID positive Usain Bolt

(EA) Athletics: Vetter over 90 metres again in Chorzow, 800m world lead for Reekie
Johannes Vetter was again in stunning form in the javelin, twice throwing 90 metres or better with a best of 90.86m as part of a stunning series at the 66th edition of Janusz Kusocinski Memorial, a World Athletics Tour Silver Meeting in Chorzow, Poland on Tuesday (25) evening
(AW) Jemma Reekie and Johannes Vetter impress in Chorzów
Jessie Knight, Sam Kendricks and Imani-Lara Lansiquot are also among the winners at the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial

(Irish Times) Athletics: Ciara Mageean: ‘Professional’ athlete rejects description as amateur
Stockholm Diamond League proves her track speed not down to racing spikes alone

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Interview with Russian whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov
Christopher Kelsall with Athletics Illustrated Interviews Russian whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov. Stepanov is the subject of the newly released book The Russian Affair by award-winning British journalist David Walsh

(EA) Athletics: 50 Golden Moments: Coe makes a triumphant major debut in 1977

(AI) Athletics: Person of the Week for the week of August 24: Laura Muir
The Athletics Illustrated Person of the Week honours for the week of August 24, 2020, goes to Scottish middle-distance runner Laura Muir. Muir ran an impressive 400m final lap of her 1500m Stockholm Diamond League meet to win by nearly four seconds. She ran the final lap in 59.86, to finish in 3:57.87

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: O’Brien Glides To Shot Put Dominance
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(NBC) Athletics: For Shannon Rowbury, motherhood might just lead to a fourth Olympics

(RRW) Athletics: Virtual TCS New York City Marathon To Feature Elite and Celebrity Athletes
Race founders and organizers New York Road Runners announced today that national champions Steph Bruce (Hoka Northern Arizona Elite) and Emily Sisson (Team New Balance) will among those running their own 42.195-kilometer race during the October 17 to November 1 Virtual TCS New York City Marathon event window

(ITU) Triathlon: 2020 World Triathlon Champions to be crowned at WTS Hamburg

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 18, ’75 Outdoors
Here in the penultimate chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the last stages of Steve Prefontaine’s career, leading into his final race. We have taken the liberty of doing some stylistic updatings to mirror our modern protocol and also added an editorial comment or three

(Sky Sports) Nutrition: Athletes eating disorder clinic sees 60 per cent increase in enquiries since lockdown
The only eating disorder clinic for athletes in the UK has seen a 60 per cent increase in enquiries since lockdown

Athletics: 2020 Virtual TCS New York City Marathon to Feature Top Professional Athletes and Celebrities to Inspire Runners During These Unprecedented Times
All-star lineup is headlined by running champions Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi, Tatyana McFadden, Daniel Romanchuk, Stephanie Bruce, and Emily Sisson; and notable runners include Tiki Barber, Amy Robach, Nev Schulman, Andrew Shue, and James Blake

(VeloNews) Cycling: ere’s how the Tour de France will be broadcast in the era of COVID-19
Some of the Tour de France's biggest international broadcasters are staying at home this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of producers and on-air commentators must now do their jobs from thousands of miles away

(AW) Athletics: Five things we learned from Stockholm
After another eventful Diamond League meeting, we look at some of the major talking points to emerge from the BAUHAUS-Galan

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: Chasing one Perfect Hour
Mo Farah and Bashir Abdi tackle the hour record

(Running Things Podcast) Athletics: A huge show for the start of season two of the Running Things podcast, as Riley is joined by Bowerman Track Club star and Olympian Shelby Houlihan

(NBC) Athletics: With major marathons canceled, Emily Sisson chose a virtual one

(Business Wire) Triathlon: Aqua Sphere Welcomes Three-Time World Champion Triathlete Mirinda Carfrae to the Team

(BBC) Athletics: Commonwealth gold hero Lachie Stewart on losing a leg 50 years on from glory
I've got my leg there, I call it my 'peg-leg'. Once I get that on and I'm walking about, I can sail my model boats and I'll see if I can get a parrot for my shoulder."

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Team Ineos PULL OUT of the Italian National Championship after rider Leonardo Basso tests positive for coronavirus
* Team Ineos have withdrawn their squad from the Italian National Championship
* Rider Leonardo Basso tested positive for coronavirus but showed no symptoms
* Filippo Ganna, Salvatore Puccio and Gianni Moscon will also self-isolate

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt: Jamaican sprinter awaits coronavirus test results
Jamaican former sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is awaiting results of a recent coronavirus test while self-isolating

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Laura Muir revels in stunning world lead performance at Diamond League Stockholm
Laura Muir toasted an 'amazing' performance after battling gale-force winds to run the fastest women's 1500m time of the year at the Diamond League in Stockholm

(USTFCCCA) Ath;etics: LSU’s Echols Set Lofty Long Jump Record
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: What is your reaction as Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish all miss the Tour de France 2020?
After years of success at the Tour de France, will Britain be able to retain its reputation this year?

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: It doesn’t make sense - Gayle, Williams not in favour of new long jump format

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt 'tests positive for coronavirus' as Olympic legend goes into self-isolation
The eight-time Olympic gold medalist has reportedly returned a positive test for COVD-19 days after being thrown a surprise birthday party by family and friends

(NBC) Paralympics: Tatyana McFadden eyes another busy Paralympic schedule in 2021

(Balls.IE) The Finish To The Men's 1500m Final Was Outrageous

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Laura Muir blitzes the world's fastest 1,500m of the year as quartet of British athletes enjoy fine outing at the Stockholm Diamond League
* Laura Muir has clocked the fastest 1,500m in the world this year on Sunday
* The Scottish runner set a highly impressive 3:57.86 to finish the race in top spot
* Jemma Reekie, Adam Gemili and Holly Bradshaw all won their respective events
(Newschain) Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie dominate on world stage at Stockholm Diamond League

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runner Arop 'happy but not satisfied' with 3rd podium finish in 10 days
Places 2nd behind 2019 world champ Donavan Brazier at Stockholm Diamond League

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Three-Time Olympian Shannon Rowbury Turning 2020 Into "Miracle" Season

(Diamond League) Athletics: Warholm dazzles with 46.87 performance in Stockholm

(BBC) Athletics:Stockholm Diamond League: Jemma Reekie & Laura Muir lead British success
Housemates Jemma Reekie and Laura Muir dominated their track events on a successful day for British athletes at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:Livers’ Three Titles Made Triple Jump History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  August 23, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Muir Runs World Leading 1500m At Bauhaus Galan in Stockholm
While Karsten Warholm's twin victories in the 400m and 400m hurdles will rightly grab the headlines, Laura Muir's explosive win in the women's 1500m is surely deserving of some attention, too, at today's Bauhaus Galan in Stockholm, the second stop of this year's Wanda Diamond League

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Warholm Runs Second-Fastest 400m Hurdles Ever In Stockholm

(WA) Athletics: Tanaka takes down Japanese 1500m record at Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo

(CBC) Athletics: Half-marathon in Montreal goes ahead, with COVID-19 safety measures in place
430 runners participated in the five, 10 and 21-kilometre races in Parc Jean-Drapeau

(RTE) Athletics: Ciaran Mageean sets sights on another Irish record

(Japan Times) Paralympics: 'Blade Jumper' Markus Rehm stays focused on Tokyo gold

(Yahoo) Athletics: 'It's a mess': Stockholm long jumpers go feet first into controversy

(MmegiOnline) Athletics: Amos rediscovers his mojo in America

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenyan trio seek perfect start as diamond League heads to Stockholm

(USATF) Athletics: Robinson, JJK earn Athlete of the Week honors

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Huber Three-Peats In 3000 Meters
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Diamond League Stockholm - Sweden

  August 22, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(WA) Athletics: Japan’s finest athletes to assemble at Golden Grand Prix

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 269: Tianna Bartoletta
Tianna Bartoletta joins me today for a great conversation! We talk about her career, writing, health, yoga, speaking affirmations into your own life and SO MUCH MORE. Tianna shares so much wisdom in this episode and I am so excited for you all to hear it!

Athletics: adidas Originals and Concepts Continue the A-ZX Series by Taking on the ZX-9000
C is for Concepts

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Josh Kerr wins the Big Friendly men’s 800 easily, Sadi Henderson surges to first in women’s 800

(Go-Be-More) Athletics: The Importance of Patience - Interview with Kara Goucher

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Adam Gemili exclusive interview: 'I have to be outspoken - athletes should not be bottom of the pecking order'
No longer the boy in the headlights, Gemili is determined to use his voice for athletes worldwide ahead of a future career in governance

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Cheruiyot and Ingebrigtsen to clash again at Wanda Diamond League meeting in Stockholm
Timothy Cheruiyot and Jakob Ingebrigtsen - the respective world and European 1,500 metres champions - will resume their intense rivalry at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Stockholm tomorrow following their epic race at the opening of the series in Monaco eight days ago

(DevDiscourse) Athletics-Some allegiance switches were akin to human trafficking - Coe
World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe believes some cases of young athletes switching allegiance between countries before he tightened the rules last year were all but indistinguishable from human trafficking

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Criminalize doping or we end up like Russia, Bungei warns Kenya
Beijing 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Wilfred Bungei has warned that Kenya might fall in the same trap as Russia if the Government does not move with speed to formulate and see legislation passed that will criminalize doping

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: Drake Blue Oval Showcase Presented by Mediacom Brings The USA’s Top Milers To Painted Street

(Men's Journal ) Athletics: Tokyo, the Long Way: Marathoner Molly Seidel on Taking Adversity in Stride

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive: Joshua Cheptegei relishing Mo Farah rematch as he bids to become 'greatest distance athlete of all time'
New 5,000m world record holder is hoping to gain revenge over Farah at the Olympics, having finished behind him at 2017 World Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: Will We See the Newest World Record on Strava? A Q&A With Joshua Cheptegei >BR>We all saw Cheptegei stop his watch at the finish of his world-record 5,000 meters. Time to give him some kudos?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: ACU’s Morrow Doubled Twice, Set WRs
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(TCS Amseterdam Marathon) Athletics: 45th TCS Amsterdam Marathon cancelled
The 45th edition of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon scheduled for Sunday 18 October 2020 has been cancelled. Despite the significantly modified programme, the Municipality of Amsterdam and organizer Le Champion have decided to cancel the running event, given the rising numbers of coronavirus infections in the capital. The international nature of the marathon has also been a deciding factor behind the decision. Participants come from all over the world: in normal times, 140 different nationalities would show up at the start in the Olympic Stadium. The bib numbers for the participants registered so far will be transferred to the 46th edition on Sunday 17 October 2021

(Outside Online) Athletics: A New, Timely Documentary About Olympic Protest
'The Stand' has its moments, but struggles to add to the legacy of Tommie Smith and John Carlos

(CBC) Athletics: Hurdler Sage Watson vows to lower her Canadian record in pursuit of Olympic medal
2019 Pan Am champ, world finalist set to end season at Stockholm Diamond League

(RRW) Athletics: Power-Packed Elite Field for Virgin Money London Marathon
Organizers of the rescheduled Virgin Money London Marathon are pulling out all the stops for the 40th running of their event which will be held in the confines of St. James's Park with easily the best and deepest elite field of any road race in the world this year

(NewVision) Athletics: Cheptegei hails training partners after record-breaking feat
"I would not have done it without the support of my training partners"

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Athletics must be creative if Olympic Games do not go ahead - Lord Coe
World Athletics president Lord Coe says the sport "may have to think out of the box" if the Olympic Games do not go ahead in 2021

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: Mo Farah to be pacemaker in race featuring Eliud Kipchoge
Briton Mo Farah will be the pacemaker for the elite men's race at October's rescheduled London Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Warholm and Duplantis as Diamond League resumes in Stockholm

(VMLM) Athletics: Star-studded fields confirmed for 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Faith leads Kenyan battalion is Stockholm Diamond League
* Obiri has experience in the 1,500m having been an African champion in 2014 and a Commonwealth Games champion in the same year.
* The Kenyan trio will be up against Commonwealth Games champion Winnie Nanyondo of Uganda and Great Britain’s Laura Muir

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian hurdler Sage Watson 3rd in track return at Continental Tour meet
National record-holder to make Diamond League season debut Sunday in Stockholm

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Sara Symington appointed performance director at British Athletics
Sara Symington, a former police officer, will play a key role ahead of the rearranged Tokyo Olympics next summer

(WA) Athletics: Heritage plaque honouring the legend Irena Szewinska presented in Bydgoszcz

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Williams Blazed Trail For Black Throwers
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(RRW) Athletics: Despite Selling Facility, Zap Endurance To Continue Coaching Mission
ZAP Endurance, the in-residence training program for post-collegiate runners in Blowing Rock, N.C., has decided to sell their custom-built lodge and bunkhouse, plus two athlete houses, and will continue their coaching mission without a dedicated facility

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Melody Fairchild - Expansion of Our Inner Frontier
Carrie chats with Melody Fairchild, one of the best American high school distance runners of all time! They discuss her new book with Elizabeth Carey called "Girls Running", as well as running, motherhood, running camps, leadership, and much more!

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Olympic star Matthew Centrowitz headlines Friday’s ‘Big Friendly’ track series finale

(German Road Races) Athletics:Share your passion - Be part of the 2:01:39 Challenge - BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 27, 2020
Are you ready for the 2:01:39 Challenge on September 26 and 27, 2020? How many kilometres can you cover in 2:01:39 hours, the world record time set by Eliud Kipchoge in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2018? No matter where in the world you may find yourself, be a part of the #berlin42united community and run your personal record. #20139

(BBC) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson to long jump at Stockholm Diamond League
Heptathlon world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be part of an innovative long-jump competition at the Stockholm Diamond League on Sunday

(RRW) Athletics: Manchester Road Race To Be Held With Limited Field For 2020
One of road running's great Thanksgiving Day traditions, the Manchester Road Race founded in 1927, will continue this year as an in-person event, organizers announced today

(EA) Athletics: Levchenko clears a world leading 2.00m in Bydgoszcz
Ukraine’s Yuliya Levchenko became the first athlete to clear 2.00m outdoors in the high jump this summer at the Irena Szewinska Memorial in Bydgoszcz, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Wednesday evening

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 17, ’75 Indoors
Here in the 17th chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the last indoor season of Steve Prefontaine’s career. We have taken the liberty of doing some stylistic updatings to mirror our modern protocol and also added an editorial comment or three

(WA) Athletics: Lyles takes dash double in Szekesfehervar

(BA) Athletics: British athletes star in Continental Tour meetings in Székesfehérvár and Bydgoszcz

(BBC) Athletics: Adam Gemili sets 100m and 200m season's bests in Hungary
Adam Gemili set personal season's best times in the 100m and 200m at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Hungary

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Falcon Flew To NCAA Distance Glory
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Watch the World Athletics Continental Tour from Hungary on CBC at 4 PM EDT

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(Japan Running News) Athletics: 2021 Okinawa Marathon Canceled

(NY Times) Health and Fitness; E-Bikes Are All the Rage. Should They Be?
Two new studies shed light on whether pedal-assisted electric bikes provide good exercise, and how safe (or unsafe) they might be.

(PR Newswire) Athletics: BioWave Corporation Announces Partnership With U.S. Olympic Track Gold Medalist Tianna Bartoletta For BioWaveGO OTC Non-opioid, Effective Pain Relief Technology
BioWave's Proven and Trusted Smarter Pain Blocking Technology Helps Athletes Like Tianna Compete At A High Level & Lead a Non-opioid, Fuller & Active Life

(AJC) Athletics: AJC Peachtree Road Race will only be run virtually

(The Courier) Athletics: Laura Muir admits she’s running without weight of chasing medals on her shoulders as she bids for another record in Poland

(EA) Athletics:O'Sullivan on Helsinki 1994: "I was ready to commit, no matter what."
The path to a golden double at the Budapest 1998 European Athletics Championships began in a bookshop. It was July 1998, and Sonia O’Sullivan was browsing the aisles of a store in Nice when she came across a book about the history of the European Championships

(NewsChain) Athletics: Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie set for World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Meeting in Bydgoszcz

(CBC) Athletics:Hurdler Sage Watson prepares for Diamond League season debut with stop in Hungary
Canadian-record holder resumes Olympic pursuit on Wednesday on Continental Tour

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics Federation Commission meeting postponed yet again
A meeting of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) Commission set up to restore its membership of World Athletics has reportedly been postponed for a second time

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Kyra Jefferson Chomps Collegiate Record
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(Business Wire) Athletics: Israeli Women’s Marathon Champion Beatie Deutsch Petitions the IOC to Accommodate Her Religious Beliefs at the Tokyo Olympic

(BBC) Triathlon: Sophie Coldwell: Triathlon, nail art and chickens named after drag queens
The last time Britain's Sophie Coldwell went a year without competing in a triathlon was in 2002 - when she was seven

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: No more track meets for 2020 - Insiders weigh in on effect of COVID spike on athletics events
Sprintec head coach and GC Foster College principal Maurice Wilson said that he is not optimistic of the chances of any further track and field meets happening for the rest of the 2020 season due to the recent spike in Coronavirus cases islandwide

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russia’s 3-time World Champ Lasitskene still hopes to compete internationally this year
Russian athletes are currently deprived of the opportunity to compete at international competitions, even with neutral status

(The Star) Athletics: I am ready for Valencia Marathon, says Kwambai
* I have fully resumed training in readiness for the Valencia Marathon, targeting a sub-2:23 time - Kwambai.
* After signing with Renato, she says she expects to register good results. On Sunday, she was on the training track with an easy run and fitness routines

(GQ) Athletics: 9 surprising facts about Mary Decker and Zola Budd
Thirty-two years after their epic clash in LA, a new documentary sheds light on the most controversial race in Olympic history. Here are 9 surprising facts you need to know about Mary Decker and Zola Budd

(Longreads) Olympics: The Endgame of the Olympics
What if the Olympic Games never come back?

(EA) Athletics: Vetter poised to challenge meeting record at the ISTAF
Former world javelin champion Johannes Vetter from Germany has been added to the line-up for the ISTAF in Berlin on 13 September, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver Meeting

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Behind the Scenes at London Marathon’s Kipchoge/Bekele Showdown
An insider looks back at Kenenisa Bekele and Eliud Kipchoge's careers and reveals lessons for every marathoner

(BBC) Athletics: Shot putter Sophie McKinna reconsiders British Athletics funding offe
World Championship shot put finalist Sophie McKinna has opted to take up a place on British Athletics' world class programme

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Florida State’s Dix Ruled NCAA Outdoor Meet
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(Sport Business) Athletics: London Marathon resigns Flora to its sponsorship portfolio

(WA) Athletics: Nine world leaders and six reigning world champions head a strong cast at the Gyulai Memorial - World Athletics Continental Tour Gold

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Dacres staying put for 2020
Having competed in his first meet in months, World Championships discus throw silver medallist Fedrick Dacres says that he will continue competing in local events for the rest of the 2020 season

(Spikes) Athletics: Changing Lanes by Cindy Roleder
When the Olympics were postponed, my husband and I did the maths

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Monaco magic for Johnson-Thompson
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is in the business of making her dreams come true and says competing at Monaco's storied Stade Louis II was another ambition realised

(EA) Athletics: Shukh scores a world heptathlon lead of 6386 points in Lutsk
Ukraine’s Alina Shukh broke her three-year-old lifetime best in the heptathlon at the Ukrainian Team Championships in Lutsk on Sunday

(The Star) Athletics: Koech narrates painful exit from track
* During his heydays, he stirred animated conversation in town and the mere presence of him on the streets would send tongues wagging in excitement. In a nutshell, he was a huge success.
* He won twice in the 2010 Diamond League and finished with enough points to become the inaugural steeplechase Diamond Trophy winner

(Daily Mail) Cycling: 'As if Le Dauphine wasn't painful enough!': Cyclist Tim Declercq shows off some extraordinary bruises on his back after being battered by huge hailstones in stage two of the Criterium du Dauphine race in France
* Some cyclists were caught in a hailstorm during a race in France on Thursday
* Tim Leclerq showed off some gruesome bruises as a result of large hailstones
* The storm swept up the mountain, catching the final remaining cyclists

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Mosqueda’s 10K Record Caps Incredible Year
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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: AIU announce sanction for long-distance runner Shafar from 2017
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced details of a sanction for Ukrainian long-distance runner Vitaliy Shafar which started from January 2017

(BBC) Athletics: Jake Wightman targets 'silverware' in 2020 after new personal best
Jake Wightman is targeting "silverware" after an impressive showing at Friday's Monaco Diamond League meeting

(Runner's World) Athletics: After She Escaped Her Strict Religious Community, There Was No Turning Back
Running helped her build a new life

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Outgoing Wightman keen to open up on reignited Olympic push
It may have been tempting to retreat into his own bubble during lockdown but rising 1500m star Jake Wightman instead decided to spend more time interacting with his fans

(AW) Athletics: Cheptegei: "I thank Kenenisa for inspiring me"
Joshua Cheptegei shaved two seconds from Kenenisa Bekele’s world 5000m record in Monaco and here we take a look at their remarkable runs

(The Guardian) Paralympics: Jean-Baptiste Alaize: 'I run to survive. That is my destiny'
When the Paralympian was three he lost his mother, and his right leg, to a machete attack in Burundi’s civil war. He reveals how he outran his trauma and is about to star in a documentary

(WA) Athletics: On its 25th anniversary, remembering Kiptanui’s historic sub-eight-minute steeplechase

(Tucson.com) Athletics: Eight former UA athletes detail 'rotten culture' in track and field program

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: USADA ban 80-year-old racer for doping
Multi-time track national and senior Games champion Gicquel suspended for methyltestosterone

(Runner's World) Health and Fitness: Apple Is Reportedly Launching a Fitness Service Subscription. Will You Sign Up?
It’s rumored that users will be able to bundle features such as Apple TV, Apple News, and a new fitness app

(Yahoo) Athletics: Nike's controversial Vaporfly shoes make runners faster — so runners sponsored by other brands are blacking them out to wear in secret

(Runner's World) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei Breaks the 5,000-Meter World Record in Monaco
The runner from Uganda took down a world record that stood for 16 (!) years

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Merchant, Muller Led Cal’s Field Day In 1922
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(EA) Athletics: 100 years since Antwerp and the advent of the Flying Finns
One hundred years ago today, the athletics events of the Antwerp 2020 Olympic Games got underway and, as can be imagined, they had a rather different complexion to the more recent celebrations in the 21st century

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

(WA) Athletics: After world 5000m record, Cheptegei is on track to achieve global domination

(Medium) Athletics: Music City Distance Carnival Is Track & Field’s Chance To Get This Right

(BA) Athletics: Muir Breaks British Record; Wightman & Weightman Move Second All-Time In MonacO
(Balls.IE) Ciara Mageean Breaks Sonia O'Sullivan's Irish 1000m Record

(BBC) Athletics: 'Super-human running' - Cheptegei smashes 5,000m world record
Watch highlights as Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei sets a new 5,000m world record, beating Kenenisa Bekele's 16-year-old mark by two seconds
(The Telegraph) Joshua Cheptegei breaks 16-year 5,000m world record at Diamond League
The previous record was held by Etiopian Kenenisa Bekele and was beaten by Cheptegei by just shy of two seconds

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NC State’s Springs Doubles Up Distance Titles
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Music City Distance Carnival - Nashville, TN
Live Streaming at 6:15 EDT

BBC Diamond League Monaco Highlights
Will require a VPN like Hideaway

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(RRW) Athletics: Cheptegei Topples Bekele's World 5000m Record in Monaco
The pandemic-delayed Wanda Diamond League roared back with a vengeance tonight in Monaco where reigning world 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei took down one of the toughest records in all of athletics, Kenenisa Bekele's 16 year-old 5000m world standard of 12:37.35 set in Hengelo in 2004

(CBC) Athletics: Cheptegei sets men's 5,000m world record at Monaco track meet
Event was 1st full international gathering of the track and field season

(The Telegraph) Athletics:Exclusive Laura Muir interview: 'It was all plain-sailing - we are creepily similar'
Muir on experiencing Monaco from the confines of a hotel room, moving in with friend and rival Jemma Reekie and her pet dog Dolly

(Glasgow Yimes) Athletics: Laura Muir grateful to be back on track ahead of Diamond League outing
THE re-routed road to Tokyo will pass through Monaco on Friday night

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 16, Pre’s Summer Odyssey
Here in the 16th chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the disappointing end to Steve Prefontaine’s 1974 campaign, with a major look by Jon Hendershott into what made Pre tick after an ill-advised race at home. We have taken the liberty of doing some stylistic updatings to mirror our modern protocol and also added an editorial comment or three

(USATF) Athletics: Hall, Young earn Athlete of the Week honors

(Essence) Athletics: Run Like A Champion: Dalilah Muhammad Talks Pushing Track Forward For Future Generations
"It's been difficult for Black women, especially in track and field, and I'm trying to ease that route for the next person behind me," she said

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 268: Maurica Powell - Director of Track & Cross Country at the University of Washington
Maurica Powell is Director of Track & Cross Country at the University of Washington. She specifically coaches the distance women’s team and her husband coaches the men. In 2018, Maurica coached the team to a 9th place finish which was the best finish for them since 2012. She is off to a great start helping develop athletes so well

(The Courier) Athletics: Laura Muir wants to continue breaking new ground in Monaco tonight and underline her status as a Diamond League star

(BBC) Athletics: Check your testicles, Greg Rutherford says after finding lump
Greg Rutherford is encouraging men to check their testicles for lumps, after revealing he ignored his

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Kenyan stars eye positive start to Diamond League season

(RRW) Athletics: Music City Distance Carnival Set For Saturday With Top Athletes, COVID Safeguards
Putting on an invitational track meet in the United States is hard in the best of times, but is nearly impossible during the current COVID-19 pandemic

(AW) Athletics: World Athletics lists approved competition shoes
List confirms that the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% can be worn on the road but not on the track

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the Diamond League meeting in Monaco

(BBC) Women in Sport: Home hormone testing kit a 'game-changer' for British female athletes
A home hormone testing kit for British female athletes is "game-changing", says former sprinter Jeanette Kwakye

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: “Marvelous Mal” Whitfield Stars Over Two Laps
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Diamond League Monaco - Monaco

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(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Cheptegei's 5000m World Record Attempt in the Spotlight in Monaco

(BBC) Athletics: Adam Gemili: Tokyo goals, Doha lows and disproving doubters
When Adam Gemili talks his words, as ever, are backlit by a ready smile. But that twinkle reflects steel as well

(CTo9lleRun) Athletics: Shani Marks Johnson - Love and Serve Well
Carrie chats with Olympian Shani Marks Johnson! They discuss her career, her battle with cancer, life as a mother, and her children’s latest endeavor to sell bracelets for helping those affected by the injustice and suffering from the riots in Minneapolis (they’ve raised nearly $150,000 so far!)

(irish Times) Athletics: Ciara Mageean targets Irish record as Diamond League resumes
Mageean will have Sonia O’Sullivan’s 1,000m record in her sights in Monaco

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: New Balance Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition Kicks Off Saturday

Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 2020 Cancelled
Germany’s oldest city marathon had been scheduled for 25 October

(Gulf News) Athletics: Tokyo Games organisers to ensure air quality for marathon
WA’s Health and Science department out to provide best conditions in Sapporo next year

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Record number of London 2012 disqualifications shows justice been served, WADA President claims
A programme that saw more than two-thirds of 5,000 urine and blood samples taken at London 2012 re-analysed to test for banned performance-enhancing drugs, leading to an Olympic record number of disqualifications, has sent a clear message that athletes who have cheated can never rest comfortably, it has been claimed

(CBC) Athletics: Hughes hoping improved fitness, altered mindset lead to PB at Diamond League opener
Canadian steeplechase record holder fresh off some of his 'best workouts ever'

(BBC) Athletics: Adam Gemili takes on world champion Noah Lyles at stellar Monaco Diamond League
Adam Gemili will take on world 200m champion Noah Lyles at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Monaco - an event streamed live on BBC Sport

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Last-minute deal sees Diamond League meetings streamed live in Britain
A last-minute deal signed by the BBC means viewers in Britain will be able to watch Diamond League athletics streamed live on television – and also on the Wanda Diamond League YouTube – starting with tomorrow's opening meeting in Monaco

(WA) Athletics: Strong cast of world and Olympic champions confirmed for Stockholm

(The Sports Examiner) Athletics: Why is World Athletics so timid about grabbing an opportunity to dominate the 2024 Paris Olympics?

(RunRepeat) Drugs in Sport: Was Doping Worth it? Russian Athletics Decline
* Since 2004, 76% of disciplines have observed a decreasing trend in best yearly performance.
* Only 5.6% of all athletes had their PB disqualified for doping

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Ewen Was A True Triple Threat At NCAAs
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(Inside the Games) Athletics: Still hope for British fans of live coverage from Monaco Diamond League opener
Last-minute efforts are being made by organisers to provide live coverage in Britain of Friday's (August 14) opening Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco following Eurosport’s decision not extend its athletics contract in 2020

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: Russia federation says it has paid multi-million-dollar doping fine

(TeamUSA) Athletics:
(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Coe: "I didn’t want to end my career without a recognisable 800m title"

(TeamUSA) Athletics: LaTanya Sheffield Reflects On How Her Olympic Experience Led Her To Become Long Beach State’s First Women’s Track & Field Head Coach

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic postponed

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Walnut 1960 - It Was 60 Years Ago Today

(Outside ONline) Athletics: How the Pandemic Running Boom Affects Pro Athletes
Runners sponsored by smaller companies might be in a better position than those who are signed by major brands

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian Sports Ministry allocates money to repay debt to World Athletics
In March 2020, the World Athletics Council ruled to fine the All-Russia Athletics Federation $5 million for an alleged involvement of the previous executive administration in the attempt to forge official documents of high jumper Danil Lysenko

(Diamond League) Athletics: WDL is back! Star-studded season launch in Monaco

(BBC) Women in Sport: 'I felt under pressure to look like celebrities on TV'
Sprinter Annie Tagoe talks to BBC Sport about racism, skin lightening when she was younger and finding her self confidence

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Paris marathon cancelled as COVID-19 cases pick up in France
This year's Paris marathon has been cancelled, the organisers said on Wednesday, as France battles against a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus

(EA) Athletics: 50 Golden Moments: Guliyev scorches to 19.76 200m in Berlin

(WA) Athletics: Vetter and Stahl break meeting records in Turku

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Wanamaker Wins Inaugural Decathlon Title
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(German Road Races) Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 2020 Cancelled
The event organizer motion events GmbH, together with the State of Hessen and the City of Frankfurt, has decided to cancel the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 2020

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 267: Emma Coburn
Emma Coburn joins me on the podcast today. Emma s a 2-time Olympian in the steeplechase, a Silver medalist in the 2016 Olympics and a Gold medalist at the 2017 World Championships! She runs for New Balance and is coached by her he husband Joe Bosshard. She was a 3 time NCAA champion in college where she was coached by Mark Wetmore and Heather Boroughs

(BBC) Commonwealth Games 2022: £500m athletes' village plan abandoned
Organisers of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have abandoned plans for an athletes' village

(WA) Athletics: Hassan set to attack one-hour world record in Brussels

(Sport Business) Athletics: Second Covid wave forces Madrid Marathon cancellation

(BBC) Athletics: Athletes afraid to speak about abuse for fear of losing funding, says Minichiello
Athletes are afraid to speak out about a culture of abuse because they fear not being selected or losing funding, says coach Toni Minichiello

(RT) Drugs in Sport: 'This is a circus': World champion high jumper Lasitskene hits out at Russian athletics bosses over long-running doping saga

(USATF) Athletics: USATF announces partnership renewal with Hershey’s

(The Telegraph) Athletics: British viewers unable to watch Diamond League athletics live on TV or online this year
Athletics' premier competition failed to secure a broadcasting deal, leaving British viewers only able to watch highlights the following day

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How Dathan Ritzenhein Will Coach the New OAC Training Team
The newly formed On Athletics Club is off to an explosive start after its athletes Joe Klecker and Olli Hoare broke Colorado’s infamous 4-minute mile barrier

(SCMP) Athletics: What masks are runners using as they battle stifling conditions on the trails in midst of coronavirus measures
Runners in Hong Kong are experimenting with different masks so they can still hit the trails and comply with coronavirus restrictions

.(Road.CC) Drugs in Sport: Four-year doping ban for Swiss cyclist who tested positive for three banned substances
A Swiss cyclist who tested positive for three banned substances has been handed a three-year ban after anti-doping authorities rejected his excuse that a contaminated supplement was to blame

(CBC) Athletics: Watch the World Athletics Continental Tour from Finland

(BBC) Athletics: DVT: Caryl Granville on her recovery from deep vein thrombosis
Welsh international hurdler Caryl Granville thought her athletics career was over when she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in July, 2020

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Russia’s specialist adviser on anti-doping Natalia Zhelanova still remains missing after being suspended in mysterious circumstances
* Anti-doping adviser Natalia Zhelanova is still to be heard from since suspension
* She last tweeted on July 19, 2016 about being committed to fighting doping
* Russians are currently banned from competing under their flag at the Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse hopeful Olympics can go ahead with proper planning
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse speaks about the hope he has for next year's Olympics, and also helps unveil Canada's new look for the Games

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 124 with Mike Rouse
"I’ve said this many, many times. I’m 67 years old. I got busted when I was 33, got out of prison when I was 34. I spent the first 33 years of my life, Mario, everything was about Mike Rouse. Everything I did. What kind of great car can I have? How much money can I have in the bank? How big a house can I get? How can I have the prettiest girlfriend? How can I have the most success? The best title? How can I have all the things that society depicts as successful? Going to prison put me on a whole ’nuther plane and level. And I realized that the rest of my life I wanted to spend giving back because doing that is so much easier than trying to be somebody that you’re really not. So [for] 33 years, basically the first half of my life, was all about me. And since I was released from prison on February the 27th of 1987, everything’s been about everybody else. Now I can’t say that about every decision I’ve made and every action I’ve done, but for the most part, my life now is spent trying to give back to other people."

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 15, The ’74 Outdoor Season
Here in the 15th chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the outdoor competition of Steve Prefontaine’s first year outside the collegiate ranks (a "pro," as it were). We have taken the liberty of doing some stylistic updatings to mirror our modern protocol and also added an editorial comment or three

(NBC) Athletics: Four years later, life changes for runners who shared Olympic moment

(Irish Times) Athletics: Athletics Ireland agree to stage national championships
Run of 147 unbroken years of history will continue over two successive weekends

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: SMU’s Connor Bounds To Triple Jump Greatness
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(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles, more world champs race in Monaco; TV, live stream schedule

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Eliud Kipchoge wants Usain Bolt to visit Kenya

(AW) Athletics: "I feel privileged that people still remember me running" - Wendy Sly on LA 1984
Thirty-six years on, Britain’s Olympic 3000m silver medallist recalls her Los Angeles Games experience

Athletics: adidas Expands Sport Headphones Family With New RPD-01 For Everyday Athletes And Vibrant RPT-01 Colorways
New adidas Sport RPD-01 headphones boast 12hr playtime, fast charging, IPX4 sweat & water resistance, housed in a minimalist design and finished with the premium sound experience synonymous with developer Zound industries

(The Star) Athletics: I am still keen on world record, says Conseslus
* The world record was set by Kenyan-born Qatari Saif Saaeed Shaheen, formerly Stephen Cherono, in 2004 in Brussels standing at 7:53.63.
* As the world and Olympic champion, I strongly feel it's something I should go for as well

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kipchoge sorry for Kenyan athletes caught doping

Athletics: Swiss Sportswear Brand ‘ON’ Announces First Professional Run Club
Eight of the world’s leading athletes are selected for the On Athletics Club, the brand’s first talent development program in the U.S., coached by Dathan Ritzenhein

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport; Grigory Rodchenkov interview: Mastermind behind the Russian doping scandal, now in hiding, speaks from secret location in the US
Seated in front of a plain white blind and wearing dark glasses and a balaclava, Rodchenkov reveals there is so much more to be exposed

(The Independent) Cycling: Bradley Wiggins calls on cycling to adopt sprint lanes after Fabio Jakobsen’s horrific crash
Dutch rider Jakobsen suffered life-threatening injuries during the Tour of Poland

(WA) Athletics: How follow the Paavo Nurmi Games Continental Tour Gold meeting

(CBC) Athletics: Conseslus Kipruto out of Monaco Diamond League meet with coronavirus
(WA) Athletics: Speedy times from Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge wants government to reopen camps as preps for London Marathon intensify
* Kipchoge, who was accompanied by his wife Grace and the rest of his family, said Covid-19 has taught them to plan for the future if not invest for tomorrow
* During the tour of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the world record holder had a rare opportunity of engaging with President Uhuru Kenyatta through zoom conference on his new role with KTB

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge lights up Masai Mara race

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Hail Lorenzo! Daniel Sprints To 200-Meter Records
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(MSN) Cycling: Tour of Poland 2020 crash at the finish

(Dai Sport) Athletics: Dewi Griffiths Runs Into Eye-Catching Form Ahead of London Marathon

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

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Travel ban frustrates Cheptegei, Nakaayi

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Why we must not drop our vigilance in fight to root out sport's cheats
Enforcing the rules is not a burden on the innocent but is crucial to catching offenders

(Daily Nation) Athletics: ‘Conse’ pledges new steeplechase dawn

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Kipchoge: It’s Nike Vaporfly for London Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Global stars converge on Turku for first Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2020

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge on London marathon: "I am the best one"
The World marathon record holder upbeat ahead of title defence in London

(ESPN) Cycling: Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen out of coma after Tour of Poland crash

(Runner's World) Athletics: ‘The Stand’ Documentary Goes Beyond Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’s Iconic Raised Fists
This film takes viewers through the events leading up to and after the ‘one gesture that shook the world.’

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Talented Twins Dominate Pole Vault Podium
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(Stuff NZ) Athletics: From struggle street to road back: Tom Walsh opens up on mental challenge in Covid era

(NBC) Athletics: Conseslus Kipruto tests positive for coronavirus, canceling world-record bid

(Yahoo) Athletics: The next Usain Bolt? Erriyon Knighton runs 200m in 20.33 seconds, smashing AAU national record

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 266: Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed joins the show today! He is having a speedy year, and recently ran 12:47 5,000m at the Bowerman Track Club intersquad meet, followed up by a 3:34 1500 at the next intersquad meet. The 12:47 not only broke the Canadian record for the 5,000m; it also put him at the 10th fastest time in the World only 10 seconds off the World Record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Huge setback as Conseslus Kipruto tests Covid-19 positive

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sara Hall Runs Impressive Half Marathon PR - Without the Hoopla
Her 1:08:18 puts her sixth on the list of U.S. performers

(SCMP) Triathlon: Hong Kong women’s triathlete Bailee Brown on giving up her Canadian passport and dreams of being city’s Gwen Jorgensen
* The 20-year-old Asian Games medallist confirms she will represent Team Hong Kong throughout her athletic career
* Brown hopes for international circuit return as she blazes the trail for a band of promising triathletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: How Obiri’s father pushed her to athletics glory

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Toni Minichiello, the coach who inspired Jessica Ennis-Hill to 2012 glory, is overlooked for second interview for UK Athletics head role with Stephen Maguire remaining the leading candidate
* UK Athletics are currently seeking to appoint a new full-time head coach
* Toni Minichiello, former coach to Jessica Ennis-Hill, was a leading candidate
* However he was not given second interview with Stephen Maguire now favourite

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Two-time European champion Krol ruled out of Tokyo 2020 after 20-month ban
Ukraine's double European 800 metres champion Nataliya Krol has received a 20-month sanction from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), ruling her out of the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics next year

(The Telegraph) Athletics: How parkrun is planning its return: no high fives, a ban on spitting and potentially elongated courses
The weekly mass-participation running event is hoping to return in a matter of weeks, with a few small amendments to adhere to protocol

(Believe in the Run) Athletics: New Balance FuelCell Propel V2 Performance Review

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Eliza McCartney takes setback in stride: 'I’ve turned a corner and I’m back on track'

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Katie Nageotte Finishes Season On An All-Time High
What better way to conclude your competitive year than with a PR 16-1¾ to take the yearly world outdoor lead?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Blozis Was A "Giant"In The Shot
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(Track and Field News) Athletics: ault Video: Fabulous, Rainy Paula Radcliffe 10K 18 Years Ago
On August 6, 2002, at the European Championships in Munich, Paula Radcliffe ran to what was then the No. 2 all-time women’s 10,000m clocking, splashing through puddles in pouring rain, head bobbing with effort. Nobody who was in the stadium will forget it. Many consider it to have been the premier performance to that date, given the questionable circumstances of the then-World Record. The short video below may refresh soggy memories and hint at the electric atmosphere during the Briton’s mostly solo run. (edited, not the full race)

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Youth Olympic Games facing uncertain future a decade after debut

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: 'Olympics are five levels above World Champs' – Daley Thompson’s warning for Dina Asher-Smith
British decathlon legend Daley Thompson has urged caution over Dina Asher-Smith's bid to win three medals at Tokyo 2020 next summer

(WA) Athletics: Taking every precaution, Turku and Monaco ready to kickstart the international season

(Paul Merca) Athletics: Kara Winger reveals torn ACL suffered at Iron Woods Invitational last Saturday

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon becomes elite-only race running laps in St James's Park
* Organisers abandon ‘revolutionary’ mass-participation plans
* Competitors to run 19.8 laps in park before finish on the Mall
* Next year’s race postponed from normal April slot to October

(BBC) Athletics: Jonathan Edwards reflects on triple jump world record, 25 years on
Jonathan Edwards hadn't yet touched the sand, but he already knew

(CBC) Athletics: CBC Sports speaks with World Athletics president Seb Coe
The World Athletics Virtual Press Conference recently addressed many issues in the world of athletics today. President of World Athletics Sebastian Coe led the conference, and also sat down to chat with CBC Sports' Anson Henry

(Oregon Live) Athletics: \Pete Julian’s world-class training group will spend August in Europe

(VNExpress) Triathlon: Vietnam scraps Ironman triathlon over Covid-19 risks

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: RUSADA crisis takes another turn with counter-productive move to dismiss Ganus

(BBC) Athletics: British Athletics Championships: Athletes who break coronavirus rules could be excluded
Athletes who break coronavirus rules could be excluded from the British Championships, as UK Athletics chief executive Joanna Coates says violations will be taken "extremely seriously"

(The SPorts Examiner) Olympics: How Risk Averse Is Tokyo’s Postponement?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:The Bowerman Will Not Be Presented In 2020
With great regret, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announces The Bowerman will not be presented in 2020

Athletics: Oakley® Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Disruptive "Overthetop" Eyewear With Limited Edition "Precious Mettle" Release
Bold, Boundary-Pushing Style Challenges Status Quo Decades After First Release

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Cameron Came Close To Standing Alone
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Is this Ineos’s squad for the Tour de France?
You try picking just eight riders from the British squad's illustrious roster

(CBC) Athletics: Athletics Canada introduces new whistleblower policy after 3 coaches banned for life
Athletics Canada introduces host of new polices to protect athletes from abuse

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Wada to downgrade bans for out-of-competition recreational drug use
Two-year suspensions could be reduced to a month from 2021 - ‘Put simply we’re here to catch cheats,’ says UK Anti-Doping

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Turkey's Gulcan Mingir gets two-year ban for doping violation
Turkish steeplechaser Gulcan Mingir has been banned for two years after a re-test of her samples from the London Olympics in 2012 revealed the presence of a prohibited substance, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday

(RRW) Athletics: London Marathon To Go Forward As Elite-Only Race On October 4
Organizers of the postponed 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon announced today that the gala 40th edition their event would proceed as an elite-only race on a closed course within St. James's Park in Central London on Sunday, October 4.

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Steve DeBoer - One Day At A Time
Carrie chats with Steve DeBoer, a Minnesota runner who has run at least a mile a day for 50 years! They chat about the origins of the streak, how he has kept it going through injuries and illnesses, what his family thinks of it, how he deals with running in a COVID-19 world, and much more!

(ESW) Athletics: Registration Open for the 2021 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events
New this year, there will be an option for charity runners to run in the first-ever UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh BACK Half Marathon to support largest Run For a Reason efforts to date

(The Star) Athletics: Taki beat Kipruto in 1,000m time trial race
* As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there were fears that Kenyan athletes could be locked out of the meet due the travel restrictions to Schengen countries.
* In the race that was organised by coach Jacob Langat of Nyahururu Athletics Club assisted by his counterpart Gabriel Kiptanui of Kericho Teachers Training camp and Charles Mutai of Ngong

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir says she and housemate Jemma Reekie 'motivate each other'
Laura Muir says becoming housemates with Jemma Reekie during lockdown has benefited them both - despite losing to her training partner in Italy

(AW) Athletics: “I don’t fancy running any risk” – Dina Asher-Smith on not rushing back to racing
Britain’s world 200m champion may not compete at all this season

(WA) Athletics: Hassan set for Ostrava 5000m

(Runner's World) Athletics: 6 Takeaways From the New Book on One of America’s Greatest Coaches
Joe Vigil has lessons for Olympians and everyday runners alike

(Runner's World) Athletics: Joe Klecker and Olli Hoare Break Colorado’s Notorious 4-Minute Mile Barrier
It’s a promising start for the newly formed On Athletics Club

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Athletes pushing pause on their sport wonder could another Olympic reset be on tap?

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Triathlon World Cups in Hungary and South Korea cancelled due to COVID-19

(Lindsey Hein) Endurance Sports: Episode 265: Anna Turner - Sports Dietitian on Hydration & Electrolytes
Anna Turner, Sports Dietitian with St. Vincent Defining Sports joins the show for her third time today! We are covering all things hydration and electrolytes in this episode. Anna covers so much great information in this episode and if you are an endurance athlete you are going to want to hear about it

(Guardian.NG) Athletics: We are not aware of your sponsorship contract, AFN tells PUMA
We fulfilled all payment obligations to Gusau, Adeleye, says sportswear company

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport:ole vaulter remains set on nationality switch despite potential payment of RusAF fine
Russia's teenage pole vault star Matvey Volkov intends to continue with his nationality switch to Belarus, regardless of whether the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) pays a fine by the August 15 deadline set by World Athletics

(Daily Mail) Athletics: London Marathon 'to be postponed until next year' because of Covid-19 pandemic but organisers 'are still hopeful of staging elite race involving world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and rival Kenenisa Bekele'
* London Marathon date had already been switched from April 26 to October 4
* Now Covid-19 crisis means event is set to be postponed until next year
* It will come as a blow to 40,000 amateur runners after months of training
* But organisers are reportedly hopeful of holding elite race in a London park
* It could see Kipchoge and Bekele go head to head in showdown race
* They hold the two fastest-ever marathon times of just over the two-hour mark

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Stella Walsh strived for acceptance as an athlete and a woman - she deserved better than becoming a punchline
Born as Stanislawa Walasiewicz, Olympic champion Walsh was discovered to be intersex by a post-mortem after she was killed by muggers

(Harry Jerome) Athletics: Athletes Seek Results As COVID Pandemic Dominates And Dampens The 2020 Outdoor Season In Canada

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: UCLA’s Vickers Ruled The 400 Hurdles
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(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
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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
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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
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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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