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Runner's Web August 2021 FrontPage Archive

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Preseason
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Preseason

(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Endurance Sports: A Real-Time Fuel Gauge for Endurance Athletes
Supersapiens’s new continuous glucose monitor promises to help athletes manage their energy levels. But can it really stave off a bonk?

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Derartu Tulu accuses Ethiopian athletes of cheating for quick money
Tulu's personal best in the 10,000m is 30:17.49. On Sunday, Ethiopian, Yalemzerf Yehualaw, took the half-marathon world record at Antrim Coast Half Marathon. She ran two 30:12 10km efforts in that record, which is five seconds faster than Tulu's best

(Patch) Athletics: BAA Apologizes For Holding Marathon On Indigenous Peoples Day
In selecting the marathon date, the Boston Athletic Association said it did not mean to take away from Indigenous celebrations

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Record-breaking Omanyala relishing Diamond League debut
* Omanyala equaled his National Records time of 10.01 finishing third behind Canadian Andre De Grasse (9.91) and Kerley (9.97) in the first round as both qualified for the semis.
* In the semis, Kerley won in 9.96, beating De Grasse (9.98) and Omanyala, who improved his National record by 0.01 with a time of 10.00

(WDTN) Athletics: 2021 Air Force Marathon canceled for 2nd year, will be held virtually instead

(Diamond League) Athletics: At least 17 Olympic champions in Zurich
The Wanda Diamond League Final in Zurich will feature at least 17 Olympic champions from Tokyo 2020, as the world's best athletes battle it out for the Diamond Trophy and the last global title of the season on September 8th and 9th

(The Morning Shakeout) Human Performance: Podcast: Episode 172 with Brad Stulberg
“So much of groundedness is about building a life that you want to live in right now and those things are often in opposition to striving, because when you’re striving, when you’re really going toward something, it’s very easy to forget about watering the roots, tending to the base, whatever it is. But when you accomplish or you fail to do that thing, if you haven’t been taking care of all this other stuff, then there’s still nothing there and you still fill empty. So you could also argue it’s just about really focusing on what is there right now, what’s in front of you, and it’s not to say you become a zen monk that’s totally content. I would argue that it’s still great to strive but the texture of the striving changes, so instead of striving from a pace of compulsion—‘I need to win this and if I don’t I’m a failure’ or ‘I need to hit the best-seller list and if I don’t something’s wrong’—it’s much more that this is a great goal but it’s a great goal because all the steps I’m gonna have to take to reach it are going to really fulfill me and give my life happiness, joy, and growth.”

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce goes third on women's 100m all-time list
The 34-year-old set a new personal best to beat reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah at the Lausanne Diamond League. See who else is in the Top 10

(Mail & Guardian) Athletics: How Tokyo 2020 tested Kenya’s running dominance and revealed future threats

(Inside the Games) CWG: Commonwealth Games Australia admits New South Wales 2026 bid is possible, talking to "number of" states about future events

(Guardian.NG) Athletics: ‘How Gusau held Puma deal kits for one year’
Newly obtained documents have exposed how the former president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Engr. Shehu Gusau and his associates misled the country about the competition kits for Nigerian athletes to the just ended Tokyo Olympics, which he impounded for one year

(Diamond League) Athletics: Fred Kerley : “I want to become a sprint legend”

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(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge reveals new challenge
Double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge wants to run ultramarathons. “I really want to feel the pain of running for a long time…”

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Birmingham agrees 10-year deal with UK Athletics to stage marquee indoor events
Birmingham City Council has agreed a 10-year deal with UK Athletics (UKA) to host the Indoor Grand Prix and British Indoor Championships on consecutive February weekends annually

(Women's Running) Athletics: Anna Cockrell Reflects on the Olympic Games and the Not-So-Average Year Leading Up to Them
In her journey to the Olympics, Cockrell learned the importance of perspective and managing expectations

(WA) Athletics: Thirty years on, remembering Powell’s record-breaking leap

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Best First-Time Marathons
Try one of these races if you are ready to make your 26.2 debut

(AW) Athletics: Liz McColgan’s greatest race
Distance running legend looks back on her world 10,000m triumph in Tokyo on August 30, 1991

(Triathlte) Triathlon: Triathlon Twitter Stans Taylor Knibb, Forever
During and after the Collins Cup, triathlon Twitter morphed into a Taylor Knibb fan club, with everyone from age-groupers to pros taking note of the young athlete's dominance

(Gear Junkie) Athletics: 2021 Will Be the Year of the Marathon: Here’s Why
Marathons have always been a popular challenge. But for 2021, they’ve become an especially historic event

(Oiselle) Athletics: Notes on a sabbatical
After coaching Littlewing for 8 years, Lauren Fleshman is taking a sabbatical from coaching duties. Oiselle fully supports Lauren's empowered decision-making, and also salutes her commitment to excellence in all that she does. Team Littlewing will continue with Oiselle's support; stay tuned for updates and future plans!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sleepy Kuresoi: the home of World Under-20 beaters
* At only 18, Kiplagat, who hails from Trans Mara, Emurua Dikir Sub County in Narok County, has been in the headlines for his stellar performances.
* Being the first born in a family of five children, he says the win came as a surprise to him and his family as the race was very competitive

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport:Doping Authority Netherlands expects to be declared non-compliant by WADA
The World Anti Doping Authority (WADA) could rule Doping Authority Netherlands non-compliant at a Board meeting next month due to concerns regarding the distinction between the anti-doping body and the country's objection committee

(AW) Athletics: Relay legends look back at Tokyo triumph from 1991
British quartet of Black, Redmond, Regis and Akabusi etched their names into athletics folklore with stirring 4x400m victory 30 years ago

(WA) Athletics: Yehualaw smashes world half marathon record in Larne

(EganvIlle Leader) Athletics: Bishop-Nriagu reflects and looks towards the future

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(The Independent) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah rockets towards immortality as track’s sprint queen
The Jamaican’s scorching world-leading 10.54 at the weekend backed up her Olympic gold and, as Jack Rathborn argues, propels her into the all-time great conversation

( Athletics: Jersey girl at heart, Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin comes home to have track named after her

(KeirRadnedge) Athletics: World half marathon record is a dream come true for Yehualaw

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Hiltz Runs 'Fastest' Women's Mile On Washington Soil, Gets $5,000 Bonus In Women's Race

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith exclusive: ‘I'm still upset about the Olympics - it is going to be really difficult for a while'
Having come third in the 100m in the Paris Diamond League, Asher-Smith is gradually recovering from her Olympic heartbreak

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Greed fuelling doping menace, says Ethiopian athletics boss Tulu
* In Derartu's view, use of performance-enhancing substances is not only unethical but also gives the user unfair advantage over the clean athletes
* The Athletics Integrity Unit has grouped Ethiopia in Category ‘A’ which has countries where doping is most rampant
* Derartu is happy that athletes from East Africa perform well in middle and long distance races but insists they should extend their dominance to field events

(BBC) Athletics:Antrim Coast Half Marathon: Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes women's world record
Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashed the women's half marathon world record at the Antrim Coast event in Northern Ireland

(The New Daily) Athletics: Aussie on a high after Paris jump
Olympic silver medallist Nicola McDermott of Australia has won the women’s high jump at the Diamond League meeting in Paris after finally pipping her Tokyo conqueror Mariya Lasitskene

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: Thompson Herah blazes to another Diamond League meet record

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Who is Sasha Zhoya? Five things to know about France’s rising 110m hurdles star
At just 19 years of age, the French sprint hurdler has broken several age-group world records and now has his eyes set on the 2022 World Athletics Championships and Paris 2024

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(CBC) Athletics: Edmonton runner Marco Arop extends podium streak, placing 3rd in Paris
Brown 3rd in 200m Diamond League race, steeplechaser Hughes nears season best

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kigen leads Kenyan clean sweep in Wanda Diamond League
* Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco, who was the race favourite fell in the first lap with world champion Conseslus Kipruto pulling out of the race after five laps
* Kigen, who was running from behind, zoomed past the Commonwealth Games champion Abraham Kibiwott in the last lap taking the lead all the way to the tape
* In the 800m race, Kenyans proved to be too good in the two-lap race after Wycliffe Kinyamal won the race in 1:43.94 ahead of compatriot Ferguson Rotich who timed 1:44.45

(Diamond League) Athletics: Thompson-Herah fires again as Duplantis bounces back in Paris

(BBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah wins 100m as Dina Asher-Smith comes third in Paris

(Inside the Games) Pan America Gems: Barranquilla confirmed as host of 2027 Pan American Games

(ITU) Paralympics: Susana Rodriguez: from the cover of Time to the top of the Tokyo 2020 podium
(USATF) Athletics: Crouser leads five U.S. wins at Lausanne Diamond League

(ITU) Drugs in Sport: Anti-Doping notification: Russian athlete Vladimir Turbayevskiy

Diamond League Paris - France
CBC Webcast 10 AM EDT

Downtown Yakima Mile - Yakima, Washington

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(AI) Drugs in Sport: Poor optics in the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s delay in releasing the Shelby Houlihan report

(Hungary Today) Athletics: Budapest Mayor’s Plan to Veto Hosting of 2023 World Athletics Championships Generates Outcry
Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has caused a huge uproar after he announced that he will veto the 2023 Budapest Athletics World Cup because of the dispute over the Chinese Fudan University campus in the capital. The news has not only provoked reactions from the Orbán government, the athletics federation, and athletes, but has reportedly even caused serious tensions inside the local joint opposition alliance

(Women's Running) Athletics: “My whole career I’ve been like, what’s next?”: Molly Huddle on Preparing for the 2021 Boston Marathon
The two-time Olympian has been focused on injury prevention in her build up to Boston

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson’s Eugene flop suggests a case of too much too soon
After a Richie Tenenbaum-like unravelling on and off the track, it’s fair to wonder whether the American sprint star will be remembered more for running her mouth than running at all

(Runner's World) Athletics: Which Elites Are Running Which Major Marathons in Fall 2021?
It’s going to be a busy seven weeks with all six majors taking place

(WA) Athletics: Jepchirchir and Bekele to make New York City Marathon debuts

(AW) Athletics: Muir, Giles and Hodgkinson ranked second in latest world rankings
British middle-distance runners are highly ranked in the World Athletics rankings system but does it work?

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Marco Arop wins 2nd consecutive Diamond League 800m race
Toronto native Aaron Brown finishes 4th in 200m with wind-aided 20.18
(Globe and Mail) Canadian Marco Arop captures second consecutive Diamond League 800-metre title

(WA) Athletics: More key clashes as Diamond League continues in Paris

(WA) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce and Rojas show their class in Lausanne

(EA) Athletics: Bol breezes to a meeting record of 53.05 in Lausanne
Femke Bol didn’t show too many ill-effects from running six high quality races at the Olympic Games as the Dutch star strode to another victory in the 400m hurdles in front of a capacity crowd at the Lausanne Diamond League on Thursday (26) evening in 53.05

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce runs third fastest time in women's 100m history
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran the third fastest time in women's 100m history to edge out Elaine Thompson-Herah in their latest encounter at the Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland

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( Athletics: Olympic champ Sydney McLaughlin engaged after venting ‘toxic’ fury
An Olympic champion has written a letter to her new fiancee just days after an explosive post on Instagram over bullying accusations.

(CBC) Athletics: Watch Diamond League track and field from Lausanne
Live coverage begins on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET

Athletics: Jenny Simpson to Make Her Long Distance Road Racing Debut at the 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile on September 12
Eleven-time USATF National Champion on the track — indoors and outdoors — and eight-time winner of NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile looking for new challenges on the roads

(Outside Online) Running: Czech Runner Dies from Falling During UTMB’s TDS Race in Chamonix
It is believed to be the first death in the 19-year history of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc races in and around Chamonix

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Czech Olympic Committee "very proud" after release of film covering life of Zátopek
Czech Olympic Committee (COC) President Jirí Kejval has said the organisation is "proud" after the premiere of a film about legendary four-time Olympic gold medallist Emil Zátopek

(AW) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson tests her speed in grassroots league
Back to basics for Olympic 800m silver medallist as she enjoys a run-out at the National Athletics League in Nottingham on Saturday

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Andie Taylor – The Clouds Cleared
Carrie chats with Andie Taylor, a long time runner who transitioned from male to female. They chat about the highs and lows of finding your true self, whether or not she has an unfair advantage, the science and politics surrounding transgendered athletes, how people can be kind and accepting to all, and much more!

(CBC) Triathlon: Coyote attacks lead to cancellation of Vancouver Triathlon's run through Stanley Park
Organizers say they aren't taking any chances after nearly 40 attacks since December

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Limo Kipkemoi conquers Salomon Summit to Summit Mountain Challenge
* Limo Kipkemoi has become the first man to summit both Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya. He covered over 400km between the two mountains, in 8 days.
* Upon completion of the challenge, Kipkemoi described the experience as “amazing, challenging and brutal, but fulfilling.”
* His focus for Day 1 (August 14, 2021) was to begin the great run at Umbwe Gate, Tanzania, and to Mt Kilimanjaro Summit

(Sporting News) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson says Allyson Felix's support as good as 'nothing at all'

(ESPN0 Paralympics: 2021 Tokyo Paralympics: Blind sprinter David Brown found clarity in just 10.92 seconds

(SCMP) Tokyo Olympics: Two Chinese champions claim their gold medals are peeling
* The Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers said any peeling was probably a protective coating coming off and it wouldn’t affect the medal’s quality
* A trampoline champion and a swimming champion made similar claims about peeling gold medals

(Reuters) Athletics: Can't move forward without embracing technology, says Kipchoge

(BBTM) Athletics: Rio Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz headlines Downtown Yakima Mile
Top men’s & women’s fields expected, vying for $23,500 plus record & time bonus money; second edition benefits the YWCA Yakima and it family services program

Diamond League Lausanne - Lausanne, Switzerland
CBC WEbcast - 2 PM EDT

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(Refinery29) Athletics: Olympian Allyson Felix Designed A Sneaker That’ll Make You Actually Enjoy Running

(ABC7 News) Athletics: Smartwatch GPS data reveals new clues in death of runner Philip Kreycik in Pleasanton

(WA) Athletics: Olympic champions rate their prospects of breaking records in Lausanne

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Ilya Ivanyuk wins Lausanne high jump 'meet on the street' as Olympic champ Tamberi falls short
Ivanyuk claimed the Lausanne Athletissima high jump city event defeating Italian Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Gianmarco Tamberi after Mutaz Essa Barshim had withdrawn

(AbbottWMM) Athletics: Cape Town Marathon becomes Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race
(Globe and Mail) Para;ympics: Five Canadian Paralympians to watch

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse's recent showings high up on list of great Canadian sports accomplishments
Sprinter's recent results mean a great deal for Canadian sports, Bring It In panel says

(Salon) Athletics: New documentary "Kipchoge" offers intriguing look at marathoner's skill but doesn't go the distance
Filmmaker Jake Scott honors the Kenyan distance runner, including theories about his speed, but comes up short

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Thompson-Herah 'on a mission' at golden Lausanne Diamond League
* On Thursday the action switches to the cosy Stade Olympic de la Pontaise, but while the 48,000 seats at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium were empty for the Games, this time athletes will compete in a packed stadium close to its 12,200 capacity.
* Other events with all three Olympic medallists competing include the women's high jump, the men's 800m, the men's shot, where American double Olympic champion Ryan Crouser could attack his own world record
(BBC) Elaine Thompson-Herah: Double Olympic champion feels new women's 100m record is within reach
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah feels a new women's 100m world record is within reach as she prepares for the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland

(WA) Athletics: Poland’s Olympic stars confirmed for Silesia

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(RRW) Athletics: Top Road Runners Headed for USA 10-Mile Championships in September
On the heels of recent elite athlete announcements for the Boston, Chicago and New York marathons, many of the same athletes will be headed first to Washington, D.C., on September 12, for the USATF 10-Mile Championships hosted by the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile

(Tri247) Triathlon:Welsh triathlete suffers life-threatening injuries
The family of a Welsh triathlete are appealing for help after he was left with brain and spinal injuries and needing help to breathe while competing in the British Middle Distance Triathlon Championship

(IOL) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya eyes damages case after study changes

(TagHeuer) Athletics: Timekeepers: Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events
Running on time – with the man behind the London Marathon

(AI) Athletics: Lausanne Diamond League meet Thursday, a star-studded affair

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah eyes 100m WR at star-studded Lausanne Diamond League
The Jamaican is getting closer to Florence Griffith-Joyner's 23-year-old mark, with Mondo Duplantis, Yulimar Rojas and Karsten Warholm also in action on Wednesday and Thursday in Switzerland

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Ironman World Championship in Hawaii postponed until February 2022 due to coronavirus

(WA) Athletics: Olympic stars ready to shine in Lausanne

(Japan Times) Paralympics: Blade jumping champion puts Olympic discontent aside to focus on 'being the best'

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah: Investigation should take place 'without prejudice', says GB team-mate Zharnel Hughes
British sprinter Zharnel Hughes says he wants the doping investigation into team-mate CJ Ujah to be allowed to take place "without prejudice" - but insists athletes need a clean sport

(AW) Athletics: Warholm, Ingebrigtsen attack European records in Lausanne
Norwegian stars could threaten long-standing continental marks at this week’s Diamond League in Switzerland

(NY Times) Athletics: Molly Seidel Is Not Going to ‘Phone It In’ for the New York City Marathon
The race will be Seidel’s most conventional 26.2 mile race thus far. But this is not a fun run

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Ben True Moves On From Olympic Trials Heartbreak With Marathon Debut in NYC
After plenty of near-misses and heartbreak on the track trying to make Olympic and world championships teams, Ben True is trying something new

(VisitRochester) Athletics: Nine Reasons to Run the Rochester Marathon

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(AW) Athletics: Charlie Purdue and Jake Smith enjoy Big Half victories
Around 12,000 runners take part in 13.1-mile event in London on Sunday

(GBH) Women in Sport: Sports Science Is Changing How Female Olympians Train. It Could Help You, Too

(Outside Online) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Is the GOAT. What Makes Him So Good?
Endurance-science experts explain the world record holder’s incredible marathon dominance

(RunRepeat) Health and Fitness: Return to work creates exercise boom for least active
We wanted to understand how the exercise habits of people who were forced to work remotely during the pandemic were impacted by returning to the office full-time.
To do this, we surveyed 2,494 people who were working remotely during the pandemic about their exercise habits before and after returning to work

(Runner's World) Athletics:Athing Mu and Courtney Frerichs Set American Records at the 2021 Prefontaine Classic
The two Olympians closed out their impressive summers of racing in style

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Better than Usain Bolt? Elaine Thompson-Herah's 10.54sec 100m is arguably the greatest sprint in history
Diamond League showing proves that Jamaican is in a class of her own - and Florence Griffith Joyner's 1988 world record is highly dubious

(New York Daily News) Athletics: The world’s best marathoner is coming to New York
Peres Jepchirchir has completed her rise to become the best marathoner on the planet

(Post Millenial) Women in Sport: It's time for new guidelines on transgender athletes competing in women's sports
Emerging research shows that it is not fair for biological males to compete against women, except in those categories where talent, not biology, is the deciding factor in high performance

(NDTV) Athletics: World Athletics U20 Championships: Namibian Sprinter Runs 100m In Incredible 9.86s In Women's Relay Event
Namibia's Christine Mboma ran her 100m in 9.86 seconds in the women's 4x100m relay event at the World Athletics U20 Championships

(The Star) Athletics: We are now ripe to bid for World Championships, says Tuwei
* Tuwei added: “World Athletics has called for countries interested in hosting the 2025 and 2027 championships to bid.
* “The event was held behind closed doors but volunteers stepped in and made the atmosphere great,” said Ridgeon

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Seb Coe: Kenya's athletics religion shows the way forward for Britain's programme after Team GB's form deserted them at Tokyo 2020
* GB's performance in the athletics at Tokyo 2020 raised questions over funding
* Meanwhile, Kenya were largely business as usual as they won medal after medal
* For Kenya, athletics is like a religion and the British must learn from them

(The Herald) Athletics: Laura Muir blames post-Olympic hangover for lowest race finish for seven years

(Yahoo) Athletics: Entire 100-meter dash field posts sub-10 second finish in historic first at Pre Classic

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics hails "highly successful" World U20 Championships in Nairobi

(Kenyans) Athletics: Why Kenya's First Olympic Gold Medalist Retired at Age 28

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ethiopia stop Kenya's gold 'reggae' in women's 5,000m
* Cherotich and Cheptoo dropped from the leading pack with four laps to go as Ethiopia's pair of Mizan Alem and Melknat Wudu injected pace into the race.
* The lanky Alem led Wudu at the bell and never looked back winning the race in 16 minutes 05.61 seconds

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(Guardian NG) Athletics: NCAA rules: Ministry to hold in trust cash rewards of US-based World U20 medallists

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya tops the world as U20 Champs end
* That saw Kenya’s medal tally surge to 16; eight gold, one silver and seven bronze (8-1-7) for the country’s best ever performance in 11 years at the world junior event.
* Their achievement superseded the world junior event, surpassing their 2000 Santiago, 2006 Beijing and 2010 Moncton

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Savannah Sutherland wins bronze in 400-metre hurdles at U20 World Athletics
Borden, Sask. native sets personal best time of 57.27 seconds

(Toni Reavis) Women in Sport: Testosterone Again
In the first 2-mile race of her professional career, Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba beat Ethiopia’s 5000m world record holder Letesenbet Gidey by six seconds in Friday’s women’s 2-mile iat the Prefontaine Classic in a Hayward Field record of 9:00.75, less than two seconds off Meseret Defar’s world record

(Dyestat) Athletics: Hall clocks 68:44 in return to Cottage Grove as part of buildup for Chicago Marathon in October, now boasts three career-sub 69 performances

Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei breaks Sifan Hassan’s course record, Felix Kipkoech runs world lead at Berlin Half-Marathon
A total of 15,096 athletes from 130 countries started at the 40th edition of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON. 14,508 of them were half marathon runners, making this the biggest race in the world so far this year

(Haaretz) Athletics: First in Israeli History: 18 Year-old Wins High Jump at World Championship
Jonathan Kapitulink won first place in the high jump championship under 20 in Kenya. Last year he won the teen European championship

(RRW) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen Gets Bowerman Mile Record at Pre Classic
Olympic 1500-meter champion Jakob Ingebrigsten of Norway solidified his claim as world's top miler with a dominating win at the Prefontaine Classic, while Athing Mu and Courtney Frerichs lowered their own American records in the 800 and 3000-meter steeplechase, respectively

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Pre Classic Friday — Thrilling Women’s Distances
Francine Niyonsaba moved to No. 3 on the all-time 2-Mile list with her 9:00.75

(ITU) Triathlon: Olympic Champion Kristian Blummenfelt surges into the history books with world title in Edmonton
Csongor Lehmann finds his perfect timing to win U23 World title in Edmonton

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Lord Sebastian Coe's World Athletics could face legal action with an intersex athlete seeking 'justice' after allegations that competitors were coerced into surgery to comply with testosterone production rules
* Sportsmail has learned that one athlete has engaged a lawyer to seek 'justice'
* Ugandan runner Annet Negesa says she unwittingly had her testes cut out
* Negesa also told the Telegraph she underwent a 'very intrusive' examination
* World Athletics strongly denied they coerced Negesa or any others into surgery

(The Guardian) Athletics:Sha’Carri Richardson humbled in 100m comeback as Thompson-Herah flirts with Flo-Jo
* Elaine Thompson-Herah wins blockbuster 100m in 10.54sec
* Fraser-Pryce and Jackson complete Jamaican podium sweep
* Sha’Carri Richardson finishes in last place in time of 11.14sec

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse claims 100m victory with blazing time at Prefontaine Classic
Markham, Ont., native posts wind-aided 9.74
Edmonton's Arop wins men's 800m

(ITU) Triathlon: Bronze sees Duffy crowned World Champion for third time after Knibb’s rampant ride to Edmonton gold
(Royal Gazette) Flora Duffy follows Olympic gold with record-equalling third world title

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Sifan Hassan wins big, Geordie Beamish catches Craig Engels as Prefontaine Classic begins

Generali Berlin Half Marathon - Berlin, Germany

Vitality Big Half - London, UK

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(ITU) Triathlon: Emma Lombardi delivers decisive run to win emphatic U23 world title

(Yahoo) Athletics: Prefontaine Classic: Sha’Carri Richardson faces Elaine Thompson-Herah in 100m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Indomitable Keter clinches 1,500m gold
* Keter, who led through from 900m before taking the bell at 2:41.35, beat Ethiopia’s Wegene Addisu to second place in 3:37.86
* Kenya’s Kamar Etiang, who had claimed bronze was disqualified for lane infringement to see another Ethiopian Melkenah Azize, who finished fourth upgraded to the medal bracket in 3:40.22
* Keter's victory saw Kenya's medal tally at the top surge to eight; five gold, one silver and two bronze

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Christine Mboma claims 200m U20 world title
Namibia's Olympic silver medallist was a comfortable winner at the U20 World Championships in Nairobi from team-mate Beatrice Masilingi.

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Aminatou Seyni 'hurt' after scientists admit study that triggered her Tokyo 400m ban could be misleading
Niger runner not able to run in favoured 400m at Olympics due to controversial testosterone regulations

(BBC) Women in Sport: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says DSD rules 'here to stay'
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says the rules that bar female athletes with high levels of testosterone from participating in events between 400m and a mile are "here to stay"

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Francine Niyonsaba has record-setting return to Eugene

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Sifan Hassan misses women's 5,000m world record at the Diamond League event in Eugene
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands was aiming to beat the 5,000m world record from Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey
(CBC) Following Olympic star turn, Sifan Hassan falls short in quest for 5,000m world record
Ethiopian-born Dutch runner easily wins Prefontaine Classic with time of 14:27.89

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Marathon runner El Abbassi suspended for suspected blood doping
(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League 2021: Dina Asher-Smith and Karsten Warholm among stars set to dazzle
Athletics fans will certainly be able to avoid the post-Olympic blues courtesy of a mouth-watering line-up of Diamond League meetings en route to the series final next month

(WA) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic shaping up as a world-class event

Diamond League Eugene/Prefontaine Classic - Eugene, ORE
CBC Webcast - 4 PM EDT

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

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 330: Morgan McDonald – Fresh off the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics for Australia, Team OAC
Morgan McDonald ran the 5000m at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. He is originally from Australia but now lives in Boulder and trains with the On Athletics Club where he is coached by Dathan Ritzenhein. He was a 4-time NCAA Champion for the University of Wisconsin. Morgan also competed in the 2017 and 2019 World Championships for Australia

(NZHerald) Women in Sport: Sports scientist questions the fairness of Laurel Hubbard at Olympic Games

(Today) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson ready to 'push forward' in 1st race since missing Olympics
The star sprinter is ready to show the world she is "here to stay" in her first race since missing the Tokyo Olympics due to a drug suspension

Major Road Running Comeback in Berlin: World-class fields, over 20,000 entries

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: RunBlogRun Exclusive Interview - Galen Rupp Looks Back & Forward After Tokyo! By Jeff Benjamin

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson to make track return at Prefontaine Classic against Tokyo Olympic medallists
The U.S. sprinter makes her competitive comeback at the Diamond League meeting in Oregon on Saturday (21 August) following a one-month suspension with race against Tokyo 2020 medallists

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jemutai, Chepkirui proceed to 1,500m final
* Chepkirui Friday cruised to victory in Heat 2 of the semi-finals in 4:22.10 ahead of Ethiopia's Hiwot Mehari who timed 4:22.37
* In Heat 1, Ethiopia's Diribe Welteji won in 4:26.26 while Jemutai was a close second in 4:26.47

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse, Sha'Carri Richardson headline eye-popping Diamond League lineup
Stacked Saturday track meet can be streamed live at 4 p.m. ET

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Clayton stuns Olympics revelation Masilingi in World U20 100m
* Clayton timed 11.09sec for victory with Namibia's Masilingi at 11.39 in second and Switzerland's Melissa Gutschmidt taking bronze in a time of 11.51.
* Masilingi, 18, was one of the revelations of the Tokyo Olympics

(Daily Record) Athletics: Kilbarchan AAC star Jemma Reekie races to top of world rankings
The talented 23-year-old pipped Keely Hodgkinson to top spot.

(WA) Athletics: Star-studded fields get ready to light up Eugene

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(Times Colonist) Athletics: Strong interest in return to running as Royal Victoria Half-Marathon sells out

(RRW) Athletics: Olympic Champion Jepchirchir To Run TCS NYC Marathon
Fall marathon news continued apace today when moments ago New York Road Runners (NYRR) announced that reigning women's Olympic Marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya would run the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7, and that three-time Olympic gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia would double-back from the BMW Berlin Marathon on September 26, and would also make his New York City Marathon debut

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Friday Night Right Again for Prefontaine Classic
The 46th Prefontaine Classic, member of the Wanda Diamond League of international track & field meets, will be held August 20-21 at Hayward Field
(Globe and Mail) Sprinter Andre De Grasse to compete in Prefontaine Classic this weekend in Oregon

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: A Running Great Readies For NYC Debut: Kenenisa Bekele Headlines Marathon Elites

(CBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix laces up for 'victory lap' at Prefontaine Classic
Most decorated woman in track history set to return after 5th Olympics

(MoneyControl) Athletics: Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra admitted to Panipat hospital, under high fever
Neeraj Chopra, according to reports, was taken to a hospital after he complained of ill health at a felicitation ceremony organised in Panipat

(RRW) Athletics: Sanlam Capetown Marathon To Accept Up To 12,000 Runners
Plans for the event have seen a major overhaul to ensure the safety of all participants, according to Race Director Renée Jordaan

Athletics: 48th Edition of Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run to Feature Strong Fields for 2021 Men’s and Women’s USATF 10 Mile Championships Presented by Toyota
World and American ten mile record holder Keira D’Amato to face 15 other top American women; Futsum Zienasellassie, the defending American 10-mile champion, will be chased by 21 other elite U.S. men

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Olympic champions and medallists back in action at Prefontaine Classic in Oregon
The meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, takes place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 August, with the Diamond League events scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Here's what you should watch for at the meet

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympic Champion Peres Jepchirchir, Olympic Silver Medalist Abdi Nageeye, and Four-Time Olympic Medalist Kenenisa Bekele to Join Star-Studded Professional Athlete Field at TCS New York City Marathon on November 7
* Olympian Jared Ward and United Airlines NYC Half champion Ben True to lead American men in the open division
* Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schär will aim to defend wheelchair division titles

(WA) Athletics: Nehemiah reminisces on 40th anniversary of first sub-13

(Mirror) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya's lawyers demand testosterone laws are dropped after her Olympic snub
The lawyers of South African runner Caster Semenya's have demanded testosterone laws are dropped after she was prevented from defending her Olympic title

(Capital FM) Athletics: Namibian speedstar Masilingi hoping Olympics experience will carry her to a medal in Nairobi
Namibian speedstar Beatrice Masilingi shut off all conversation surrounding her eligibility to be allowed to compete under the female classification in events between 400m and one mile by running a new Personal Best and Namibian National Record time of 11.20secs at the World Under-20 Championships in Nairobi on Wednesday

(CBC) Athletics: Belarusian sprinter who defected plans to run for Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya feared reprisal after refusing to return home during Tokyo Olympics

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Little-known Kenyan runner Mutgaa banned over doping
* AIU said that traces banned substance testosterone were found in the sample and the Kenyan will serve her ban from August 3, 2021. All results from races she has competed in between May 16 this year and now remain nullified.
* AIU also banned Yousef Karam sprinter Yousef Karam for three years for the presence and use of a prohibited substance, a violation of World Athletics Anti-Doping rules

(The Star) Athletics: Records broken as action starts in style in Nairobi
* Namibia’s Masilingi was most impressive in her heat of the women’s 100m, powering to victory in a national U20 record of 11.20 (1.0m/s)
* Nigeria led the way in qualification for the mixed 4x400m final, taking victory in a championship record of 3:21.66 in their heat

(Cycling News) Cycling: 'They called us monkeys': Groundbreaking book uncovers rich history of black cyclists as well as the racism they've faced
Published by Rapha Editions, 'Desire Discrimination Determination – Black Champions in Cycling' is the first of its kind in exploring the history of black cyclists

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Champion sprinter Angela Bailey spoke out against doping in her sport

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Courtney Frerichs – I Executed
Carrie chats with Olympian Courtney Frerichs fresh off her silver medal performance at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! They chat about her mental health struggles in 2018, overcoming anxiety and injuries, becoming more confident in her abilities, what it took for her to win a silver medal, and much more!

(WA) Athletics: Inspired by Barega, Worku follows in his global gold medal-winning footsteps

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: Tracey hails Jamaica teammates for efforts at Tokyo Games

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(RRW) Athletics: USA Women's Olympic Marathon Team To Run TCS NYC Marathon
On a 92-day turnaround, the USA women's Olympic Marathon team will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7, led by bronze medalist Molly Seidel, New York Road Runners officials announced today

(WA) Athletics: World champion Chepngetich to make Chicago Marathon debut

(ITU) Triathlon: The 2021 U23 World crowns are up for grab in Edmonton

(BBC) Athletics: Karsten Warholm: Shoe technology 'hurting athletes' credibility', says Olympic champion

(Women's Running) Athletics: Nike Strips Alberto Salazar’s Name From Building After SafeSport Coaching Ban
After the U.S. Center for SafeSport revoked his coaching eligibility, Nike said it was appropriate to rename the facility

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympic Medalist Molly Seidel to Lead Strongest Field of American Women in TCS New York City Marathon History on November 7
* Tokyo Olympians Aliphine Tuliamuk, Sally Kipyego and Emily Sisson, and Boston Marathon champion Des Linden to highlight open division
* Five-time champion Tatyana McFadden, two-time champion Amanda McGrory and three-time Mini 10K winner Susannah Scaroni to headline wheelchair division

(The TelegrapH) Women in Sports: Caster Semenya’s lawyers want answers from World Athletics after 'misleading' study stopped her competing
Exclusive: Semenya was barred from taking part at Tokyo Olympics due to DSD regulations based on a study now described as 'exploratory'

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: October date confirmed for 2022 event
The 2022 London Marathon will take place on Sunday, 2 October as the event is moved from its traditional April date for a third successive year

(SCMP) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Asia’s fastest man Su Bingtian aiming to go faster
* China sprint star, who made history with 100m final appearance in Tokyo, says he is ‘not done yet’
* ‘I still want to challenge in the future,’ says Su, but he will not commit to Paris 2024 Olympics yet

(Diamond League) Athletics: Warholm and Thompson headline stellar Brussels line-up
Karsten Warholm and Elaine Thompson are among the Tokyo Olympic medallists who are set to compete in the penultimate Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Brussels

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Olympic silver medalist Cheruiyot earns promotion
* World 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot was on Monday promoted to the rank of Senior Superintendent of Prisons (SSP) by the Commissioner-General of Kenya Prisons Wycliffe Ogalo after his sterling performance in Tokyo.
* Cheruiyot, who until Sunday was a Chief Inspector at the correctional facility, won silver at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics clocking 3:29.01 behind Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen who finished first in 3:28.32.
* It is his discipline on the track and in the service that must have sparked President Uhuru Kenyatta to direct Commissioner General Ogalo to elevate the 25-year-old athlete.

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: One day my marathon records will be broken and I will be happy
The Kenyan athlete is the only human to complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles in under two hours

( Athletics: New Jersey Marathon canceled for 2nd year in a row after town opts not to host large event

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(RRW) Athletics: Chicago Marathon Runners Must Show Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test
The race, scheduled for Sunday, October 10, is the first of the "big six" races of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) to require vaccination or a negative COVID test

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Why Katie Compton's doping case is so shocking
'US rider has either been lying about being against doping or is another victim of contamination'

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya sniff early gold as World Under-20 Champs begin
* The race will feature for the first time at the world junior competition, with World Athletics having replaced the 10,000m with the shorter version race
* Kenya’s 2019 World 10,000m bronze medallist Rhonex Kipruto won the men's 10,000m at the last event held in Tampere, Finland in 2018

(Evening Standard) Athletics: London Marathon 2022 pushed back to October as race moved from spring slot again

(NBC Chicago) Athletics: Bank of America Chicago Marathon Requires Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test For 2021 Participants
Bank of America Chicago Marathon organizers released COVID-19 guidelines "to help create a safe racing environment for all 35,000registered participants."

Sky Sports) Athletics: Maria Andrejczyk: Javelin star auctions off Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help fund boy's £280,000 surgery
Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help fund a stranger's heart surgery in USA; convenience store Zabka paid for the medal and gave it back to her; donations for the eight-month-old baby passed £250,000, with around £280,000 required

(WA) Athletics: World U20 Championships previews: men's distances and race walks

(Forbes) Athletics: For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Grits— Not Yams— Are The Secret To Success

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Etiang, Keter shape up for stiff battle in 1,500m race
* The World Under 20 Championships will kick off on Wednesday with the qualification round of 4x400m relay
* Kenya’s team of 46 athletes has shifted to Weston Hotel after the camp at Sports View Hotel was closed on Saturda

(Complex) Athletics: Allyson Felix on Making Footwear History at the Olympics: ‘I Knew My Worth and I Stood by It’

(The Star) Athletics: KCSE examination affected my Olympics preps, says Krop
* Krop, who sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in April, said the O-Level tests denied him enough time to train for the Tokyo Games
* “After the Lausanne Diamond League, I want to fully train for the three major events."

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Sifan Hassan to Attempt 5k World Record at Prefontaine Classic
The 46th Prefontaine Classic, member of the Wanda Diamond League of international track & field meets, will be held August 20-21 at Hayward Field

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(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21

(Global News) Triathlon: Edmonton ready to host World Triathlon Championship Finals after overcoming many hurdles

(Forbes) Athletics:Butterflies Play Key Role In Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin's First New Balance Collection

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Chemutai: The school dropout who rose to Olympic glory

(Women's Running) Athletics: Americans at the 2021 Boston Marathon: Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay Join 2018 Champ Des Linden
The rescheduled 2021 Boston Marathon will feature nine women who have run faster than 2:22, plus three top U.S. women

(The Independent) Triathlon: Athletes brave icy cold water in San Francisco’s grueling Escape From Alcatraz triathlon
Nearly 2,000 athletes competed on Sunday in the 40th-anniversary Escape From Alcatraz triathlon, known for the iconic scenery of the route and tough conditions
(Business Wire) Olympian Ben Kanute and Emma Pallant-Browne Win 2021 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon™
Today Marks Kanute’s Fourth Straight Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Win

(The Lily) Women in Sport: An Olympic runner was open about her period. More athletes should speak out, women say
Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter said her cramps got so bad during the marathon in Tokyo that she stopped to take a break

(ABC) Athletics: Australia's Peter Bol wins 800 metres at Poland track and field meet following Tokyo Olympics

(The Star) Athletics: I can't renounce my citizenship, says Jepchirchir
* Jepchirchir led a 1-2 Kenyan sweep in the women's marathon. Her compatriot, Brigid Kosgei, emerged second while American Molly Seidel bagged the bronze medal.
* She asked Kenyans to appreciate the athletes for their efforts even if they fell short of replicating the feats attained at previous events

(ITU) Triathlon: hase McQueen steers USA to Mixed Relay gold in Montreal

(Daily Nation) Athletics: First Lady tours Kasarani to check preps ahead of U-20
* Rabar disclosed that there will be no quarantine period for the visitors so long as they have a negative Covid-19 results certificate from their respective countries
* “One flight change alters the whole arrival and travel setup. The postponement also was critical for us since it gave us more time to prepare,” said Rabar

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kipchoge reveals what he told Brazilian Do Nascimento at Tokyo Olympics
Images of world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Brazilian athlete Daniel Do Nascimento fist-bumping and smiling at each other mid-race at the Olympic Games in Tokyo went viral, with the world wowed at the ease in which Kipchoge, the Greatest Marathoner of All Time, was at ease

(CGTN) Athletics: World Athletics moves start date for World U20 Championships in Kenya

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(Tri247) Triathlon:Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 2021 results: Emma Pallant-Browne and Ben Kanute take wins

(Cape Cod Times) Athletics: Fleet Feat: Kiplagat, Flanagan win ASICS Falmouth Road Race

(The Guardian) Olympics: The Olympics steamrolled Tokyo activists. Now LA residents are bracing for a fight
Plans for 2028 will exacerbate housing crisis – and low-income residents have no voice in the matter, tenant activists say

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Thompson Herah, Fraser-Pryce, Jackson, Richardson headline women's 100m field at Prefontaine Classic

(CBC) Olympics: Does sponsoring Olympic athletes help small firms? It's about money and more
Athletes may not always bring in revenue, but sponsors say they inspire young people

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Catching suspected dopers remains a game of whack-a-mole — but Tokyo tests are a step forward
Special report: Anti-doping authorities say they are making up ground but need more money to make sure sport is clean

(Japn Running News) Athletics: Coe Floats Ideas of Tokyo Hosting World Championships and Ekiden at World Road Running Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Canadian and French coaches hit the ground running ahead of global competition
* Eleven of the 14 athletes are representing Canada for the first time and arrived in Nairobi on Friday
* Eniko, who is making her international debut, is relishing a chance to compete internationally
* Zhoya, 19, who was crowned European champion in 110m hurdles, hopes to use the Nairobi event as a launching pad to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

(ITU) Triathlon: Coninx leads French podium sweep to seize super-sprint gold
(Tri247) Dorian Coninx leads French podium sweep at WTCS Montreal 2021

(Times of San Diego) Athletics: Mission Bay Half-Marathon Offers $3,500 to Best Masters, Awards to Slowest Team

(ITU) Triathlon: Flora Duffy smashes super sprint format to win Montreal gold

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: The Distance | Five Rings Films
The story of an enduring Japanese marathon tradition and a humble champion named Naoko Takahashi who captured her nation’s imagination with a run for the ages at the 2000 Olympic Games

(Tri247) Triathlon: Dorian Coninx leads French podium sweep at WTCS Montreal 2021

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Tokyo Olympics champ Richard Kilty 'devastated' if medal stripped after Ujah's drug test
CJ Ujah's teammates Kilty, Zharnel Hughes and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will also have silver Tokyo 2020 Olympic medas stripped for the 4X100m relay if suspension is upheld

(Tri247) Triathlon: Flora Duffy on top again at WTCS Montreal 2021 ‘Eliminator’

Asics Falmouth Road Race - Falmouth, MA
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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah: British sprinter 'shocked and devastated' after positive drugs test
Olympic silver medallist CJ Ujah has denied wrongdoing and said he is "shocked and devastated" after a positive drugs tes

)MozartSportKE) Athletics: Omanyala clocks 9.86 seconds to set new 100m national record in Austria
Ferdinand has broken the national record thrice in less than a month, equaling the previous record first, then going ahead to smash this record thrice

(AW) Athletics: Purdue and Mellor lead British fields for Virgin Money London Marathon
Duo have points to prove after missing out on Tokyo Olympics, with a place on the World Championships team up for grabs in October

(SportsMax) Athletics: Clash for the ages: Olympic champ Thompson-Herah set to take on Fraser-Pryce, Richardson in Eugene, August 21

(IOL) Athletics: Athletes in two minds about return of the Cape Town Marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic champion Damian Warner on breaking myths, mental toughness in decathlon
'We choose to do the decathlon,' says Olympic record holder

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ethiopians sure to give the hosts tough challenge
* Ethiopia’s Bikila Tadese Takele will seek to retain the 3,000 metres steeplechase title the country won in the 2018 edition of the games through Takele Nigate. Nigate won gold after timing 8minutes, 25.35sec ahead of Kenya’s Leonard Bett (8:25.39) and Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale (8:26.16)
* Tadese competed in the Wanda Florence Diamond League, finishing second behind Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali

(The Star) Athletics: World Under 20, a perfect rehearsal for Paris 2024, Zhoya says
* Zhoya said he is looking to produce a strong performance at Moi Stadium, Kasarani to maintain a blistering momentum heading into the Olympics
* •The sprint sensation, who has also competed in pole vault and decathlon, is optimistic France will emerge top of the medal table by August 22
* •Among the prospective gold medalists is 19-year old pole vaulter Emma Brentel, who clinched silver at the European Championships

(TMZ) Athletics: Track Star Cameron Burrell's Death Ruled Suicide

(WA) Athletics: Chopra, from world U20 champion to Olympic gold

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Olympic Marathon Afterthoughts
Everyone keeps breathlessly mentioning how Molly Seidel was running only her third marathon in bringing home the Olympic bronze medal from Sapporo last weekend. OK, but I don’t understand why that is such a distinction. People often run their PR‘s within their first five marathons, as the longer you go in the event, the more it tends to extract its tol

(ITU) Triathlon: Thirty women make it through on hot Friday of super-sprint qualifiers in Montreal
Men’s qualifiers confirm 30 for Saturday’s super-sprint showdown in Montreal

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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah: 'Tragic' if relay team-mates lose silver medal, says British Olympic chief
The chairman of the British Olympic Association says it is "tragic" that CJ Ujah's relay team-mates could lose their silver medals as a result of the sprinter's anti-doping rule violation

(Smarter Sports) Athletics: It's Gotta Be Da Shoes
As technology advances, so too does performance for the world's best track-and-field athletes

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 329: Rebecca Mehra – 4:27 at the Sir Walter Mile
Rebecca Mehra and I got to sit down in person and record in Raleigh, NC before the Sir Walter Mile! She had a great race there where she ran a PR of 4:27.96 which was a 3 second PR. Rebecca runs for Oiselle and is coached by Lauren Fleshman and is part of the Little Wing Athletics team

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenya’s Chepkoech hoping World U20’s can be springboard for Oregon
Africa Youth 800m silver medalist Sheila Chepkosgei hopes next week’s World Under-20 Championships can be a springboard as she looks to qualify for next year’s senior event in Oregon, United States

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: 'Get your own house in order!': Italy's 100m Olympic champ Lamont Marcell Jacobs revels in CJ Ujah's failed drugs test which 'makes me SMILE', as Team GB face being stripped of relay medal despite double-gold winner facing a doping probe of his own
* Team GB sprinter CJ Ujah has been suspended after a failed drug test in Tokyo
* Italy's 100m star Lamont Marcell Jacobs has also faced suspicions of doping
* Jacobs won gold in both 100m and the 4x100m relay in memorable Olympics
* He hit back at insinuations of doping and said Ujah's probe 'makes him smile'
* Ujah has the right to request an analysis of his B sample and will then have two to four weeks to respond before it goes to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: What We Think We Know About Metabolism May Be Wrong
A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age

Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
From September 25 to 26, all eyes will be on the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON in the running scene

(North Shore News) Running: North Shore endurance running event returns in support of women's centre
Run For The Shore virtual event taking place from Sept. 3 to 13

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Stalker Terrorized Me for Three Years. It Impacted My Entire Life—And My Running Career.
Olympian Emily Infeld's nightmare isn't over, but she's ready to share her story

(CBC) Athletics: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu returns from Tokyo disappointed with performance, proud of team
Melissa Bishop-Nriagu has come home after finishing 28th in the 800-metre track event

(ITU) Drugs in Sport: World Triathlon asserts a potential anti-doping rule violation against Igor Polyanskiy

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Team GB's feelgood factor has been tainted by the shock of CJ Ujah's positive test
The alarm unleashed within British Athletics can hardly be overestimated following news of potential doping violations

(BBC) Athletics: Lamont Marcell Jacobs: Tokyo Olympics 100m champion won't run again until 2022
Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs has said he will not compete again until next year.

Athletics: New Southern California Run Club Half Marathon Championships Announced
Runner's Circle Finish Line Festival presented by The Run Down to highlight 5th annual Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon on Saturday, November 6

(Israel Hayom) Athletics: Marathoner Beatie Deutsch: Running has taught me to hold on to faith
Orthodox distance running talent "Speedy Beatie" has her sights set on representing Israel at the 2024 Paris Olympics

( Athletics: ‘I hope they’re proud’: Aussie mum who took up running at 33 finishes top 10 in Olympic marathon

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: Training Methods of the double Olympic marathon champion
The Kenyan marathon star loves his weekly long runs that range between 30-40km which he says helps his 'body respond to running for a very long time and perform in a race.' Here are the secrets that have helped Kipchoge become the fastest in history, and win gold in Rio and Tokyo

(Indian Express) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Why ‘super shoes’ have revived debate on technological doping
At the Tokyo Olympics, athletes have delivered extreme performances that have been partly attributed to these advanced shoes, as well as a high-tech track that they ran on

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(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno suspended for alleged doping
* Otieno did not take part in the Tokyo Olympics after failing a doping test The 28-year-old returned an adverse analytical finding for anabolic androgenic steroid
* The AIU said that Otieno was found to have 'presence/use of a prohibited substance methasterone

Globe and Mail) Athletics: Watch an excerpt from the documentary 'Nike's Big Bet: Alberto Salazar and the Fine Line of Sport'
In partnership with the Globe and Mail, the feature length documentary tells the story of American track coach Alberto Salazar and the fallout of Nike’s Oregon Project. Salazar received a four-year doping ban from all coaching activities in 2019, and has been banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct

(Express) Drugs in Sport: British Olympic silver medallist CJ Ujah among four suspended for doping rule breaches
Chijindu Ujah was part of Team GB's 4x100m relay team which won silver at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Athletics: Course records at the 2021 GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON & Inline Skating in sight
On August 22, runners and skaters will meet at the 40th GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON to celebrate #restartrunning over the half marathon distance.

(Global News) Olympics; Olympian who protested boycott in 1980 shares perspective on Beijing Games boycott

(Business Insider) Athletics: Runners wearing Nike 'super shoes' dominated in the Olympics, taking more than 60% of podium spots

(VMLM) Athletics: Defending champions Kosgei and Kitata return for 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon
(Daily Nation) G.O.A.T. Eliud Kipchoge to miss 2021 London Marathon
* The 2021 London Marathon returns to its traditional and iconic course from Blackheath to The Mall after last year’s elite-only race on a multiple closed-loop circuit around St James’s Park
* Up to 50,000 runners are expected in the mass race and another 50,000 around the world will take on the virtual event, completing the 26.2 miles on the route of their choice any time between 00:00 and 23:59:59 BST October 3

(CTolleRun) Running: Ashley Brasovan – That Was My Rock Bottom
Carrie chats with USATF Champion Ashley Brasovan! They chat about her recent ultramarathon win at the Speedgoat 50K, the pressure placed on young athletes, overcoming many injuries and illnesses, her career as a renewable energy expert, and so much more!

(Cycling Tips) Drugs on Sport: Katie Compton banned four years for anti-doping rule violation

(Reuters) Olympics: Italy basks in Tokyo Games medal glory as COVID-19 gamble pays off

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kericho County fetes Olympics silver medallist Rotich
* Rotich, winner of silver medal in the just concluded Tokyo Olympics in Japan, was on Wednesday accorded a heroic welcome by the county when he returned home from Japan
* Rotich, who hails from Kapsoit ward, Ainamoi constituency, was received by the Kericho County officials who accorded him a lap of honour around the town’s main streets before being hosted by Governor Paul Chepkwony

(Tri247) Triathlon: Maya Kingma: WTCS Montreal absence ‘has everything to do with format’

(The Guardian) Athletics: Hansle Parchment thanks woman who paid for taxi to race where he won Olympic gold
110m champion struggled to make final after taking wrong bus - Local volunteer stepped in to pay for taxi to Olympic Stadium

(CBC) Athletics: She came in last place, but it's remarkable Canada's Dayna Pidhoresky finished her marathon
Setbacks, including a 14-day quarantine before the race, contributed to 73rd place

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.(Business Wire) Triathlon: Olympians and World Champions Lead Field of Professional Triathletes Set to Compete in Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

(WA) Athletics: From Tokyo to Nairobi for some of world's top U20s

(Outside Online) Athletics: Olympic Track and Field Thrilled Us Yet Again
The Tokyo Games reminded us why athletics remains the greatest show on earth

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise Vigorously for 4 Seconds. Repeat. Your Muscles May Thank You
High-intensity interval training has surprising benefits for fitness and physical power, but don’t stay seated the rest of the day

(BBC) Athletics: Sifan Hassan: No regrets over quitting Ethiopia and calls for peace
Triple Tokyo Games medallist Sifan Hassan says the ongoing conflicts in Ethiopia are "destroying the country" and has called for a power-sharing settlement to prevent more of its runners fleeing to compete for other nations

(RRW) Athletics: Boston Marathon Announces Robust Elite Field
The first-ever fall edition of the Boston Marathon will feature more than 140 elite athletes across all divisions including dozens of Americans, the Boston Athletic Association and John Hancock Financial jointly announced today

(ITU) Triathlon: Duffy and Coldwell among the names seeking super-sprint magic in Montreal
Van Riel and Luis lead charge for vital Series points in new-look WTCS Montreal

(Front Office Sports) Olympics: NBC's Lowest Olympic Ratings Ever
* NBC saw its lowest ratings ever for the Summer Games since acquiring broadcasting rights in 1988.
* It brought in an average of 15.5 million prime-time viewers

(Daily Nation) Athletics: What's next for Eliud Kipchoge after Olympics success?
* Responding to questions from journalists moments after landing at JKIA, alongside 1500m silver medalists Timothy Cheruyot and marathoner Ruth Chepngetich, th3 36-year-old remained non-committal on whether he would hang his boots after the triumph in Japan.
* He gave the analogy of how parents who are blessed with a baby never plan for the next one immediately, saying he will announce his next plans in one-month's time

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sifan Hassan’s Unparalleled Attempt at an Olympic Triple
Here’s what compelled the Dutch athlete to do 24,500 meters in her attempt to rewrite the Olympic record books

Athletics: Solomon Mutai and Betesfa Getahun opt for Vienna, organizers expect Green Light
Vienna City Marathon set for 12 September

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Katarina Johnson-Thompson's courage most revealing performance of her career, says Daley Thompson
"I was watching it live and I think that Katarina doing that, tells you more about her than any performance you'd ever seen," said Daley Thompson. "I thought it showed a great deal of character because I've always believed that the people who are the best in their events, are the ones who are the figureheads and do the things that are right."

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Team GB immortal Daley Thompson backing Olympic Games to to get the nation active and moving
"You watch the Olympics on TV and you see someone doing speed climbing for example, and it never occurs to you that you can do that

(The Independent) Athletics: Cameron Burrell dead: US sprint star dies aged 26 in unexplained incident
Medical records indicate Burrell died in a car park but there are so far no more details on the tragedy

(Science of Sport @ Outside Online) Athletics: Why Older Athletes Lose Explosive Power
Scientists have been debating whether muscles contract more slowly as you age, but new data suggests the real problem is a loss of strength

(WA) Athletics: The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Marathon and Race Walks to be held in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

(NY POst) Athletics: Meet Lieke Klaver, the Olympic track star breaking TikTok

(The Star) Athletics: Kirui, Kiplagat lead stellar cast for October's Boston Marathon
* Kirui who won the event four years ago will be seeking to capture a second title on the famous street in Boston
* In the women's category former two time marathon World marathon champion Edna Kiplagat three-time Abbott World Marathon Majors series champion returns to the field and faces a stellar field for the event

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Announced

(WA) Athletics: The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Marathon and Race Walks to be held in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Team Poland first to arrive in Nairobi for World U-20
* He was joined by two of his teammate, European Under-20 men's Hammer throw champion Dawid Pilat and silver medalist Tomasz Ratajczyk during the morning session
* “Nairobi for me looks good and I would like to perform well and have a good story here because it’s my first global event in Africa. I’m looking forward to more competitions from this beautiful continent,” said Pilat

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Olympic 1-2 Tops Sparkling Pre Classic Women's 1500
The 46th Prefontaine Classic, member of the Wanda Diamond League of international track & field meets, will be held August 20-21 at Hayward Field

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(Independent.IE) Athletics: After 12 years of refining plans and expectation, ‘Project Ingebrigtsen’ delivers on the biggest stage of them all

(Cape Cod Times) Athletics: Falmouth Road Race officials requiring masks at the starting line
Alex Khan has run the Falmouth Road Race 27 times, but Aug. 15 will be the first time he’ll edge up to the starting line in Woods Hole wearing a blue surgical mask

(WA) Athletics: Refugee Olympic Team athletes step up and inspire in Tokyo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jemutai, Chepkirui out to reclaim 1500m crown
* Chepng’etich’s commanding victory will no doubt serve as an inspiration to upcoming athletes set to represent Kenya at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships next week
* Youngsters Winnie Jemutai and Purity Chepkirui will represent Kenya in the 1500m event during the World Under-20 Championships at Kasarani from August 17-22
* The heats will begin on August 20 and Jemutai insists making the final will determine Kenya's chances of entering the medal bracket

(WA) Athletics: A changing of the men's Olympic steeplechase guard

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng’etich, Obiri chart new paths
* The four, who were accompanied by coaches Bernard Ouma and Francis Kamau, received a warm welcome at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on arrival from the Ministry of Sports led by Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, as well as officials from Athletics Kenya.
* Meanwhile, newly-crowned 800m Olympic king Emmanuel Korir and silver medal winner Ferguson Rotich also arrived back home early on August 9 from Tokyo where Kenya finished 19th overall with 10 medals

(Tri247) Triathlon: Wind tunnel testing with Emma Pallant-Browne

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Flora Duffy’s gold puts Bermuda on top of the world

(BBC) Athletics: Olympics: Keely Hodgkinson targets Paris 2024 gold
Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson has set her sights on upgrading her 800m silver in 2021 to gold at the next Olympics in Paris in three years' time

(NBC) Athletics: Track and field in review: Felix wins medal No. 11, 400m hurdles records obliterated

(Times of Israel) Women in Sport: Israel’s Olympic marathon runner had to pause her race due to menstrual cramps
Speaking about an uncomfortable topic ‘can open some people’s minds,’ says Lonah Chemtai Salpeter, a medal favorite who led race but ultimately finished 66th in Tokyo on Saturday

(Mail & Guardian) Women in Sport: Olympics: Namibia’s sprinters highlight a flawed testosterone testing system
Namibian athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi began to make headlines in 2021 for their exceptional 400-meter sprint times. In July, it was confirmed that the 18-year-old athletes had been barred from the 400m event at the Tokyo Olympics because of too-high natural testosterone levels according to World Athletics’ track and field rules. (The rules don’t apply to the 200-meter sprint and they both qualified for this, with Mboma finishing second.) This ongoing ‘sex testing’ controversy also dashed South African star Caster Semenya’s hopes of defending her 800-meter Olympic title. Dr Nana Adom-Aboagye from the Centre for Sport Leadership at Maties Sport (Stellenbosch University) researches African women and gender equity in sport. We asked her what issues the tests raise for African athletes

(Diamond League) Athletics: Thompson-Herah and Fraser-Pryce clash in Lausanne
It will be a clash of the Jamaican titans in the women's 100m in Lausanne on August 26th, as Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah takes on compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

(Diamond League) Athletics: Olympic heroes return to action in Eugene
From a 200m rematch to the very best of the triple jump and shot put,the next leg of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League season will feature some of the stars of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(Irvine Times) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir end long wait for Britain – how do they compare?

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen goes from ‘eight-year-old professional’ to 1500m gold
Norwegian, 20, clocks record time of 3min 28.32sec - Neeraj Chopra wins India’s first track and field gold

(NY Times) Athletics: From Athens to Tokyo, Allyson Felix’s Journey to the Olympic Record Books
Felix’s 11th medal made her the most decorated American track-and-field athlete in Olympic history, surpassing Carl Lewis

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Australian athletes begin mandatory two-week quarantine after return from Tokyo 2020

USA Today) Olympics: Will Tokyo Olympics be a game-changer in how we view athletes' mental health?

(ITU) Triathlon: Alex Yee and Maya Kingma lead Series heading into WTCS Montreal

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Why Laura Muir and Josh Kerr may be told to skip 2022 Commonwealth Games
Olympic medallists Laura Muir and Josh Kerr could be ordered to skip next summer’s Commonwealth Games as UK Athletics looks to protect its funding following a poor Tokyo 2020

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Double Olympic champion Jacobs shrugs off doping suspicions

(Sytuff NZ) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Marathon drama evokes memories of two crazy races over 100 years ago

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(The Star) Athletics: Omanyala smiling all the way to bank after timely windfall
* From the highs of running the fastest time by a Kenyan over 100m (10.01) to Athletics Kenya refusing to recognise his efforts in Nigeria as a national record, Omanyala has gone through an emotional roller-coaster
* The AK rejected Omanyala's 10.01 record after receiving a letter from the Director-General of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) claiming that the 3rd MoC Grand Prix held on March 30 and 31 was not sanctioned by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria

(Toni Reavis) Olympics: Building On The Tokyo Games
Here we are once again, in Olympic withdrawal, basking in the afterglow of the Tokyo Games

(Track-Stas) Athletics: Nike top brand medal table, but Puma on the rise

(Dyestat) Athletics: Norris Runs World's Fastest Mile Of 2021; Beamish Flies By Leaders To Take Men's Race

(I*Run*Far) Athletics: Molly Seidel, 2020 Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist, Exclusive Interview

(The Nation Thailand) Athletics: Olympic athletics review: Five major talking points

(BBC) Athletics: Africa's golden moments from Tokyo 2020
Thirteen African nations won medals, some for the very first time, while the Games also produced new heroes and enhanced the status of more seasoned stars

(RT) Athletics: Timanovskaya claims new country Poland is ‘in my heart’, auctions medal as exiled athlete runs to support ‘suffering’ Belarusians

(WA) Athletics: Wami Biratu, the grandfather of Ethiopian distance running

(Ottawa Citizen) Fitness: How soon should young athletes start nurturing their Olympic dream?
The International Olympic Committee warns against specializing in a single sport too soon

(Tri247) Drugs in Sport: Triathlon doping positive at Tokyo 2020 confirmed

(CTV) Athletics: Marathoners said other Canadian athletes inspired them to finish race of attrition

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: How fast is a marathon run? Test yourself against Eliud Kipchoge's record
okyo and Rio men's champion is the only man to have run under two hours. His world record pace was less than 3 minutes per kilometer. The Olympic record time of 2 hours and 6 minutes means running 5km in 14 minutes 50 second EIGHT times in a row

(Women's Running) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon Defends Her 1500m Olympic Title in Tokyo
The battle between Faith Kipyegon and Sifan Hassan was interrupted by Laura Muir, whose tactics led to the silver medal

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: British Athletics to look into high-profile training group after Blessing Okagbare's failed drugs test
Okagbare is coached by former British Athletics employee Rana Reider, as are Adam Gemili, Daryll Neita and Andre De Grasse

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Men’s 1500 — Chalk One Up For The Kid
A dozen times since June of ’17 young Jakob Ingebrigtsen had met world champion Timothy Cheruiyot over 1500 or a mile, never once besting the Kenyan who World Ranked No. 1 in ’18 and ’19.

(Unilad) Women in Sport: Man Demands Fast Athlete Gets Test To ‘Find Out If She Definitely Is A Woman’
A former sprinter has demanded that an 18-year old Olympian be tested to prove if she ‘definitely is a woman,’ after saying he doesn’t believe she should be able to run her times

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sebastian Coe's comments show that women DSD athletes' wellbeing is not enough of a priority
The World Athletics president's differing responses to Keely Hodgkinson's and Christine Mboma's silver medals is deeply concerning

(Globe and Mail) Cycling: Four years ago, Kelsey Mitchell didn’t own a bike. Now, she’s a Tokyo Olympic cycling champion

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: United States top medal table but athletics 'dramatically underperformed'
The United States track and field team can no longer rely on sheer strength in depth after a "dramatic underperformance" at the Tokyo Olympics says athletics great Michael Johnson

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(IRA) Drugs in Sport: The ITA asserts an apparent ADRV against Bahrain track and field athlete Alsadik Mikhou
The International Testing Agency (ITA) reports that a sample collected from Alsadik Mikhou, runner from Bahrain, has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for homologous blood transfusion

(Daily Mail) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 athletes took an ELECTRONIC pill during Olympics as part of groundbreaking experiment into measuring vital signs - such as body temperature - in real time
* Athletes at Tokyo 2020 have taken an electronic pill to measure their vital signs
* The groundbreaking study was designed to help with issues like heat exhaustion
* It focused mainly on long-distance running but could be used in other sports

(The Guardian) Athletics: The once-great US men’s track team failed to win a solo gold in Tokyo. Why?
The US men failed to win an individual gold for the first time ever at a fully attended Olympics. What went wrong?:
UK Athletics’ head coach defends Tokyo performance despite no gold medals
Christian Malcolm criticised by ex-chair Ed Warner - Warner: ‘22nd place in the athletics medal table is grim’

(Reuters) Athletics: Climate change could lead to switch of event dates, suggests Coe

(CNN) Athletics: Athletes enter 'Faustian bargain' over track and shoe tech developments

(CNN) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge is the 'greatest of all time ... in any sport,' says leading performance coach<

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Joan Ullyot obituary: Marathon-running doctor who debunked long-standing myths
Physician overthrew traditional ideas that women should not run long distances

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'Biggest d*ckhead of the Olympics': Piers Morgan blasts French marathon runner Morhad Amdouni for 'deliberately' KNOCKING OVER row of water bottles his rivals could drink'
* Morhad Amdouni knocked over a row of bottles during the men's marathon
* The Frenchman grabbed the last bottle on the table towards the end of the race
* The runners behind him were left with no water as they battled towards the end

(RRW) Athletics:Kipchoge Repeats As Men's Olympic Marathon Champion
Eliud Kipchoge added to his already superlative legacy with a dominant win at today's Olympic men's marathon, cruising home to a seemingly easy victory on an uncomfortably hot morning on the final day of the Summer Games

(RRW) Athletics: In Searing Heat, Jepchirchir Captures Women's Olympic Marathon Title
Peres Jepchirchir survived a war of attrition to capture the Olympic gold medal in the women's marathon on a hot and humid morning in Sapporo, pulling away from Kenyan teammate Brigid Kosgei in the final two kilometers

(Buzz Caribbean) Athletics: Here’s how a kind Japanese volunteer helped Hansle Parchment win an Olympic gold medal

(CBC) Athletics: Decathlon champion Damian Warner named Canada's closing ceremony flag-bearer
London, Ont., native became 1st Olympian to break 9,000-point barrier in decathlon

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: Lamont Jacobs Confirms Split From Italian Nutritionist Linked To Steroids Investigation

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Colombia’s Ibarguen brings golden triple jumping career to close at 37
Caterine Ibarguen, Colombia’s Rio 2016 triple jump gold medallist and world champion of 2013 and 2015, has announced her retirement aged 37 following the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: How fast is a marathon run? Test yourself against Eliud Kipchoge's record

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Women’s 1500 —There Won’t Be A Golden Triple
Sifan Hassan’s dream of triple gold ended when she couldn’t hold off winner Faith Kipyegon or Laura Muir

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(Washington POst) Athletics: Lost and found: How Japan’s ‘father of the marathon’ vanished midrace
Reaching the Olympic starting line took weeks. Finding the finish took decades. And in between, the young long-distance runner — considered the “father of the marathon” in Japan — seemingly disappeared into thin air, a Swedish mystery that marked one of the most bizarre chapters of perhaps the Olympics’ most storied even

(CBC) Athletics: Records, barriers smashed as Canadian track athletes raised the bar in Tokyo
Track & field team will bring home 6 medals, highest-ever total from a single Games

(The Guardian) Athletics: a fighter both on and off the track
The runner has overtaken Carl Lewis as the most decorated US track Olympian, but her influence transcends athletics

(Yahoo) Athletics: U.S. men finally end gold drought with relay triumph
The United States men's team won their first gold on the track at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, clinching the 4x400 metres relay by a huge margin to end a drought that had sparked fierce criticism back home

*(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Endurance Sports: There’s New Evidence on Heart Health in Endurance Athletes
After years of debate on the dangers of “too much exercise,” researchers sum up the state of current knowledge

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen seals 1500m gold as promise becomes reality
Norwegian 20-year old clocks record time of 3min 28.32sec - Neeraj Chopra wins India’s first track and field gold

(The Telegram) Athletics: Team GB nearing London 2012 medal total after Josh Kerr wins bronze in the men's 1,500m
* Josh Kerr wins Team GB's 63rd medal with men's 1,500m bronze
* Morgan Lake forced to pull out of high jump final due to injury
* Women's 4x400m relay team finish fifth

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Sifan Hassan wins 10,000m gold for third medal of Games
The Netherlands' Sifan Hassan won the 10,000m to seal her second gold and third medal of the Tokyo Olympics

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: GB's Josh Kerr takes 1500m bronze as Jakob Ingebrigtsen beats Timothy Cheruiyot to gold
Great Britain's Josh Kerr claimed bronze as Norway's 20-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen overhauled world champion Timothy Cheruiyot for 1500m gold

(Metro UK) Drugs in Sport: Police probe Lamont Marcell Jacobs’ nutritionist over alleged link to steroids
Italian sprint sensation Lamont Marcell Jacobs was forced to part company his sports nutritionist who is at the centre of a police probe into the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Peres Jepchirchir leads Kenya one-two to win the women's marathon gold
Peres Jepchirchir outruns compatriot Brigid Kosgei for Olympic marathon win in her best time of season as Kenya take gold and silver; Team USA's Molly Seidel gets bronze
(Globe and Mail) Canada’s Elmore races to ninth in marathon in first Olympic appearance in 17 years
(CBC) Canada's Elmore finishes 9th in Olympic marathon, nearly 2 decades after last Games
Kenya's Jepchirchir wins gold (2:27:20) ahead of compatriot Kosgei, American Seidel

(The Independent) Tokyo Olympics: US runner Molly Seidel wins bronze medal in only her third ever marathon
Kenyans Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kosgei take gold and silver

The Guardian) Athletics: ‘Italy’s fairytale’: men’s 4x100m gold continues summer of success
President among those hailing first-ever victory in relay event that takes country’s Olympic medal haul to 38

(Globe and Mail) Athletics:Nike’s ‘super shoes’ prompt a revolution on the track and in the marathon
The world’s most profitable athletic brand has introduced breakthrough technologies in Tokyo at every distance from the 100-metres to the marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Moh Ahmed wins his 1st Olympic track medal, earning silver for Canada in men's 5,000m
World record holder Cheptegei 1st; Toronto's DeBues-Stafford 5th in women's 1,500

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse powers Canada to Olympic bronze in men's 4x100m relay
De Grasse earns 6th career Olympic medal, 3rd of Tokyo Games

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: With the finals of the women's marathon, women's high jump, women's 10,000m, men's javelin, men's 1,500m, women's 4x400m relay and men's 4x400m relay taking place, here’s everything you need to know about the ninth day of the Olympic athletics competition at Tokyo 2020 on 7 August 2021

(Japan Times) Athletics: Women's marathon to start one hour earlier due to Sapporo heat

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sebastian Coe's comments show that women DSD athletes' wellbeing is not enough of a priority
The World Athletics president's differing responses to Keely Hodgkinson's and Christine Mboma's silver medals is deeply concernin

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Britain's Laura Muir wins silver in 1500m behind Kenya's Faith Kipyegon
Laura Muir claimed a superb silver medal as she shattered the British record to finish behind Kenyan defending champion Faith Kipyegon in the 1500m Olympic final in Tokyo
(The Guadian) "Laura Muir keeps faith and is rewarded with Olympic silver medal in 1500m
Muir broke British record finishing behind Faith Kipyegon - I thought, keep pushing, keep pushing. I gave it everything’

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘How good’s this?’ Australian track and field athletes revel in successful Olympics
Several notable exceptions aside, track and field events are not usually where Aussies thrive. But Tokyo 2020 has been different

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Heat, the track or super spikes: what is causing fast times at the Olympics?
World records have tumbled at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Are athletes simply getting better or are other factors at play?

(BBC) Olympics: Belarus: IOC expels two coaches over Krystina Timanovskaya case

(Japan Times) Athletics: At the Tokyo Olympic marathons, all eyes are on the shoes

(Track-Stats) Athletics: Split analysis: a return to tactical finals for the 800m men?

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Women’s Steeple — The Formchart Blows Up
Silver medalist Courtney Frerichs was seeded only No. 7; gold medalist Peruth Chemutai wasn’t in the Top 10 at all

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Damian Warner’s coaches filled with pride over Olympic gold win

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's track relay women seek Olympic medal, national record after 2019 worlds DQ
Qualify 7th for Saturday's 400m final; Warner tops 9,000 points for decathlon gold

(The Star) Athletics: As times shrink, shoe debate grows
* Endurance athletes on the road have spent the last few years insisting that it is their training and dedication, not their carbon-plated, thick-soled shoes, that are the key factors in a series of amazing records
* Kevin Young’s 46.78-second record for the event stood for 29 years until Karsten Warholm chipped a piece off it last month. On Monday he clocked an astonishing 45.94 seconds

(National Post) Athletics: Why is the track at the Tokyo Olympics so fast?
Olympic, world, national and personal records lay shattered on the Tokyo track. It's not crazy, though. The track was built for this to happen

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Seb Coe defends athletics' testosterone rules: 'You’re never going to satisfy everybody'
Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi were unable to compete in the women's 400m because of Difference of Sexual Development rules

(The Guardian) Athletics: Olympic sprinter on her refusal to return to Belarus
A Belarusian sprinter who has fled to Poland after a standoff with her country's authorities at the Tokyo Olympics has said she decided to seek refuge as she was being driven to the airport because her grandmother told her it was not safe to return home

(Guardian NG) Athletics: We are not aware of any Puma contract, insists AFN

(Stuff NZ) Athletics:Tokyo Olympics: Toughest Games? Decathletes and heptathletes say probably

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Allyson Felix goes for 400m gold as Shaunae Miller-Uibo bids for repeat

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(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Women’s 800 — In Absolute Control All The Way
Up the final straight it was the same as the rest of the race: everybody else chasing Athing Mu

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Dayna Pidhoresky to run Olympic marathon after quarantining in Japan
'We've never locked someone up in a room 14 days before a marathon,' says Athletics Canada official

(NY Times) Athletics: The Race When Everyone Set a Record
On a sunny summer evening in 2012, eight runners elevated the 800 meters into high art. One set a world record. Several others were never the same

(MLI) Women in Sport: By a four-to-one margin, Canadians believe transgender athletes’ participation in women’s sport is “unfair”: New MLI poll

(EA) Athletics: Triumphant Thiam successfully defends Olympic heptathlon title in Tokyo
Nafissatou Thiam joined the great Jackie Joyner-Kersee as the only combined eventers to win back-to-back Olympic heptathlon titles, improving from third overnight to a successful defence of her title

(ESPN) Athletics: Olympics 2021: Dutch track star Sifan Hassan's quest for an improbable treble -- and Olympic history

(The Independent) Athletics: When is Olympic marathon and who will win men’s and women’s races at Tokyo 2020?
Kenyan legend Eliud Kipchoge is aiming to become just the third man to defend his Olympic title after gold at Rio 2016

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Team GB's male athletes have wilted in the Tokyo heat - where are the successors to Coe and Ovett?
It is left to Britain’s women alone to rescue honour from a beleaguered campaign for Team GB's athletics

(ITV) Athletics: Olympic benefactor hails Keely Hodgkinson’s ‘incredible’ silver medal

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Holly Bradshaw has last laugh over Nike after making history with pole vault bronze
What must Nike think now? It was at the start of 2019 that the sportswear giant decided to wash their hands of Holly Bradshaw

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Damian Warner wins gold in men’s decathlon at Tokyo, sets Olympic record

(NY Times) Olympics: The Making of an Olympian
The best world-class athletes often dabble in a range of sports when young before rising to the top of their game in one, a new analysis found

(Mirror) Athletics: Olympic marathon runner's unusual day job helps him prepare for races
Jared Ward has spoken on how his two worlds of academia and athleticism are very much combined and how he brings statistics into his training

(SirWalterMiler) Athletics: Final fields set for 2021 Sir Walter Miler

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Asher-Smith returns as GB set new record to reach the 4x100m relay final
Dina Asher-Smith returned as Great Britain set a new national record to win their heat and reach the women's 4x100m relay final on Friday

(Diamond League) Athletics: Warholm to attack 400m flat in Lausanne after Tokyo glory
World record holder and freshly crowned Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles, Norway's Karsten Warholm will compete in the 400m flat at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on August 26th

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Major shock as USA miss out on men's 4x100m relay final but Great Britain safely through
A weakened American quartet could finish only sixth in the second heat, with Germany and Ghana taking the two spots in the final as fastest losers. China, Canada and Italy qualified automatically after Jamaica, Great Britain and Japan had done likewise in the first heat.
(BBC) Tokyo Olympics: Carl Lewis says US men's 4x100m failure to reach final a "total embarrassment"

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Larra Overton – What Makes You Good Is All The Prep Behind The Scenes
Larra Overton – What Makes You Good Is All The Prep Behind The Scenes

(OC Register) Athletics: Andre De Grasse wins Olympic 200, lives up to the promise of Rio
World champion Noah Lyles is a disappointed third and then talks about his struggle with depression

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: To jump higher, Cunningham entrusted her father, the quarterback

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Dina Asher-Smith returns for 4x100m heats after injury saw GB sprinter withdraw from 200m
Asher-Smith had pulled out of the 200 metres after failing to make the final of the 100 metres, revealing that she had struggled in the build-up to the Olympics with injury. Great Britain won silver at the 2019 World Championships behind favourites Jamaica

(Huffington Post) Athletics: Teen Olympian So Stunned With Win She Blurts Out 'What The F**k?!' On TV
Runner Keely Hodgkinson, 19, also broke a longstanding British record

(Yahoo) Athletics: 'Pretty obvious': Ugly details emerge about Jamaican sprint queens

(The National) Athletics: Jemma Reekie 'heartbroken' after missing out on Olympic medal but Hodgkinson backs her to come back even better
Jemma Reekie admitted she is “heartbroken” at just missing out on an Olympic medal but British rival Keely Hodgkinson’s fears the Scot’s response will be to come out with all guns blazing and shoot the duo to fresh heights

(FoxNews) Athletics: Norway’s Karsten Warholm alleges shoe tech gives competitors advantage: 'I think it’s bulls—t'
Karsten Warholm narrowly defeated Rai Benjamin in their Olympics event

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson will come back stronger, just like I did
It will be brutal for Kat to return from this, but she has done it before, picked herself up and come back from disappointment

(USA Today) Athletics: 'It’s not easy:' U.S. men's track and field team still in search of first gold medal at Olympics

(ToniReavis) Olympics: Sportsmanship or Easy Olympic Gold
In this current age, competition seems increasingly out of fashion as the old binary of winning and losing (like male and female) has been deemed, by some, to be fundamentally unsound. Winners evidently create losers, and somehow competition evokes separation and elitism

(Israel21C) Athletics: Nothing is impossible for Israel’s most unlikely marathon champ
She’s only been running for five years, but Ultra-Orthodox marathoner and mother of five Beatie Deutsch is breaking records and stereotypes

(Runner's World) Athletics: Peruth Chemutai of Uganda Wins Women’s Olympic Steeplechase
American Courtney Frerichs gets silver after brave front running

(RT) Athletics: Belgian athlete Van der Plaetsen suffers horror long jump injury as he tumbles head-first into sand in Tokyo decathlon

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Meet Holly Bradshaw: The pole vaulter next door who wants to become a ‘beacon of hope’ at Tokyo Olympics
“I want to be that girl next door, that: ‘She doesn’t look special, she doesn’t look any different than anyone’.”

(The Star) Athletics: 'Niko tayari': Eliud Kipchoge seeks to defend Olympic title
* By Wednesday, Kenya was sitting at position 38 in medals standings with a total of five medals; 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, and 2 Bronze.
* Kipchoge finished a marathon under two hours during the 2019 INEOS 1:59 Challenge

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Coe claims Mboma’s Tokyo 200m silver shows testosterone rules are working
Namibian not allowed to run 400m due to controversial rules - Sebastian Coe says 200m display ‘vindicated 400m decision’

(Outside Online) Athletics: As Sifan Hassan Attempts Olympic Triple, a Look at Historic Multi-Medalists
No runner has ever won the 5,000m, 1,500m, and 10,000m treble at the same Olympics. But there have been other memorable distance triples and doubles

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Andre De Grasse stamps his name on sprinting history with 200-metre gold at Tokyo Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford to run for Olympic gold medal in 1,500 metres
Canadian record holder clocks 3:58.28, sister Lucia posts PB but won't advance

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 Olympics live: Katarina Johnson-Thompson pulls up with injury in heptathlon 200m heat

(The Guardian) Athleics: The greatest race ever part II: Sydney McLaughlin wins 400m hurdles gold in world record time
Dalilah Muhammad takes silver and Femke Bol bronze - McLaughlin’s time of 51.46sec crushes her own world record

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Laura Muir secures place in Friday's 1500m final
Britain's Laura Muir was seventh fastest into Friday's 1500m final as the Scot continued her quest for a first major medal at Tokyo 2020

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Semenya redux? Christine Mboma’s silver medal spurs testosterone debate

(Runner's World) Athletics: Athing Mu Wins the Women’s 800-Meter Olympic Title
The 19-year-old is the first American gold medalist since 1968; American Raevyn Rogers gets bronze

Athletics: World and American Record Holder Keira D’Amato Confirmed For 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile
Registration closes on August 15 for September 12th race; Metro to open at 5 a.m. on race day

(Footwear News) Athletics:How Deckers Is Stealing More Running Market Share as It Aims to Turn Hoka One One Into a Billion-Dollar Brand

(WA) Athletics: Wlodarczyk underlines legend status with third Olympic hammer title

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Keely Hodgkinson a force to be reckoned with and a future champion, says Greg Rutherford after 800m silver
Eurosport's Greg Rutherford believes Keely Hodgkinson is a future world or Olympic champion after her stunning silver in the 800m. "She runs like somebody who's been doing the event professionally for the last 15 years," he told Tokyo Today.

(The Star) Women in Sport: Namibian sprinters resurrect 'paradox' of DSD rules
* A DSD or intersex athlete is broadly described as one who has XY sex chromosomes, has a blood testosterone level in the male range
* South African Semenya had been at the forefront of the battle since she blazed onto the scene by winning the 800m at 2009 world championships

(Daily Nation) Running: Kipkemoi Limo set for Salomon Summit to Summit race
Limo Kipkemoi will be running from Mt Kilimanjaro to Mt Kenya between August 14 and 21 in the Salomon Kenya Summit to Summit race

(talkSport) Athletics: Olympic hopeful Erriyon Knighton is 17-year-old who broke Usain Bolt’s junior 200m record with more left in the tank and could become sprinting’s next superstar at Tokyo 2020

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Karsten Warholm achievement is one for the ages regardless of shoes technology

(The Guardian) Olympics: Keely Hodgkinson wins GB’s first track medal in day of thrills and drama
Team won eight medals including two sailing golds as Jason Kenny became GB’s most successful Olympian

(JoyOnline) Athletics: New ‘trampoline tracks’ at Tokyo 2020 explain why so many records being broken

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(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Italy Olympics chief blasts Jacobs doping suspicions

(CBC) Athletics: Moh Ahmed, Justyn Knight give Canada 2 track medal threats in Olympic 5,000m final
De Grasse, Brown explosive in 200 semis; Rogers held off podium in hammer throw

(Track-Stats) Athletics:Women’s 800m: negative splits all the way to gold, silver and bronze

(Runner's World) Athletics: It’s Finally Time for the U.S. Olympic Marathoners to Strut Their Stuff
They made the team 17 months ago. Are they rusty or ready to take on the world’s best?

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport: Tokyo Olympic Georgian shot putter Benik Abrahamyan provisionally banned after failing doping test

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: GB's Keely Hodgkinson wins silver behind USA's Athing Mu
Nineteen-year-old Keely Hodgkinson won a sensational 800m silver medal at the Olympic Games in a new British record of one minute 55.88 seconds as US teenager Athing Mu took gold

(The Guardian) Athing Mu races to gold in women’s 800m as Keely Hodgkinson takes silver
Mu is first US winner since 1968, Raevyn Rogers takes bronze - Hodgkinson wins Team GB’s first athletics medal of Games
(BBC) Tokyo Olympics: Jemma Reekie expected 'a lot better' than fourth in 800m final
Frustrated Jemma Reekie vowed to "get better" after a personal best in the 800m was only good enough for fourth place in the Olympic 800m final

(WSJ*) Women in Sport: There Will Be a New 800-Meter Champion in Tokyo. Thank the Testosterone Rules.
Since the Rio Olympics, track and field’s governing body tightened its hormone restrictions. As a result, all three medalists from 2016 are ineligible to compete in the event

(CBC) Athletics: In pursuit of 5th Olympic medal, Andre De Grasse eases into 200m semifinals
Fellow Canadian Aaron Brown also advances after winning heat

(The Independent) Women in Sport: Tokyo 2020: What are the testosterone rules in women’s athletics?
The complex testosterone regulations in track and field have become an issue again at the Olympics after two teenagers from Namibia qualified for the women’s 200-meter final

(The Guardian) Athletics: Tokyo track designer reveals boost from new surface as records fall at Olympics
Andrea Vallauri says new surface enhances performance by 1-2% - Karsten Warholm shreds 400m hurdles world record on Tuesday

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'Having a trampoline is b------t': Super shoes controversy reignited by world-record shattering star Karsten Warholm
Karsten Warholm admits super spikes are having impact on times, but says there's a difference between his shoes and Rai Benjamin's ones

(talkSport) Athletics: Norway’s Karsten Warholm rips shirt after ‘greatest Olympic race ever’ as USA’s Rai Benjamin smashes 400m hurdle world record but still only manages silver at Tokyo 2020

(NY Times) Athletics: Why Elite Female Athletes Are Turning Away From Major Sponsors
Smaller brands are working with athletes in different ways, like giving them equity or roles in developing products, and are paying more attention to their personal stories

(AW) Athletics: McLaughlin, Thompson-Herah, Mboma impress in qualifying
Highlights from the Olympic women’s 200m, 400m hurdles and pole vault plus men’s 400m semi-finals wet Monday night in Tokyo

(Globe anad Mail) Athletics: Record-holding Canadian sprinter, Olympic medallist Angela Bailey dies at 59

(Daily Mail) Athletics: IOC 'considering their next steps' as they investigate US shot putter Raven Saunders for making an 'X' gesture on the podium after receiving silver medal in most high-profile protest yet at the Tokyo Olympics
* Raven Saunders won silver on Sunday in shot put and protested on the podium
* Saunders, 25, explained the crossing of her wrists as 'the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet'
* Officials are investigating her actions after she received her silver medal

(NY Times) Athletics: A Track Built for Speed Is Already Producing Records
The springy surface at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo has been compared to a trampoline. “You can feel the bounce,” one runner said

(The Guardian) Athltics: Peter Bol: ‘Get to know the person, instead of the assumptions’
The first Australian man in 53 years to make an Olympics 800m final is challenging stereotypes in Tokyo

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sport's trans debate will be settled by compromise - not hard and fast rules
I do feel as if the IOC should have been better prepared, when you consider how furiously this debate has been raging since Rio

(Mirror) Olympics: Hope and heartbreak of Olympic defectors who used games to flee oppressive regimes
As Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanaouskaya is granted asylum in Poland after and refusing to fly home, we look at 1948 to today and the history of defectors’ hope and heartbreak at the Olympic Games

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Women’s 100 Hurdles — An Historic Gold for Puerto Rico
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s win over WR holder Keni Harrison gave her nation its first track gold ever

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Thomas and Miller-Uibo face off in women's 200m final
With the finals of the women's long jump, men's 400m hurdles, men's pole vault, women's hammer throw, women's 800m and women's 200m taking place, here’s everything you need to know about the fifth day of the Olympic athletics competition at Tokyo 2020 on 3 August 2021

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(CBC) Athletics: Crystal Emmanuel out of mix for sprint medal, injures hip in 200-metre semis
Fellow Canadian Alysha Newman no-heights at 4.25 metres in pole vault qualification

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Masilingi and Mboma racing against Olympic elite and complex cruelty
The Namibian teenagers were prevented from running the 400m due to naturally occurring raised testosterone levels

(RT) Athletics: ‘I was more prepared than ever’: Russian long jumper Klishina laments injury which saw her leave Tokyo track in wheelchair

(The Independent) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s ability to ‘respond under pressure’ will decide Olympics medal hopes
Team GB still waiting for a star to emerge in the track events

(The Guardian) Olympics: NBC paid $7.75bn for its Olympic rights ... and we got televisual vomit
US viewers have been able to see everything at any given moment while understanding fundamentally nothing about what’s going on Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Pronouncing Athing Mu isn’t hard -- but beating the N.J. teen is

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Sifan Hassan takes 5,000m gold in first leg of attempted treble
Sifan Hassan said she had caffeine to thank after winning her first Olympic gold medal in the 5,000m on Monday
(The Guardian) Sifan Hassan destroys top-class 5,000m field in first leg of unique treble bid
Dutchwoman competing in 1500m, 5,000m and 10,000m - Hassan recovered from fall to qualify from 1500m heats

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Laura Muir: Team GB runner comes second in heat to breeze into 1500m semi-finals
Laura Muir did not have to exert herself too much to progress to the semi-finals of the 1500m. After a slow start she moved into second spot towards the end of the first lap and maintained her position to ensure her safe passage into the next round

(TASS) Athletics: CAS dismisses sprinter Timanovskaya’s request to overturn NOC of Belarus decision
The Belarusian Olympic Committee announced on Sunday that the national athletics coaching staff decided to send Timanovskaya home over her emotional and mental state

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: NBC Missed the Mark with Italy's Tamberi-Jacobs Moment, Track Coverage
The Olympics schedule makes it impossible for the network to cover athletics as thoroughly as swimming

(CBC) Women in Sport: Namibian teens stoke new Olympic testosterone controversy
Mboma, Masilingi blaze into women's 200m final after being barred from 400m race

(The Age) Women in Sport: Two DSD athletes banned from 400m make 200m final

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: All Mixed Up
As Daley Thompson was completing the successful defence of his Olympic decathlon title in Los Angeles in 1984, I happened to be passing the desk of an Italian colleague, a long-time athletics journalist, who nodded towards the exhausted athletes littering the track after the concluding 1500 metres, and said sagely, ‘This is heavy gold’! I
(National Post) Athletics: One down, two to go - Hassan kicks off treble bid with 5,000m gold

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Following U.S. shot putter Raven Saunders’ Tokyo Olympic podium protest, officials still negotiating response

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Sifan Hassan recovers from fall to keep record bid on track
Sifan Hassan recovered from a dramatic fall to win her 1500m heat and keep her pursuit of an unprecedented Olympic treble on track
(The Guardian) Sifan Hassan wins 1500m heat after tumble to keep Olympic treble on track
Dutch star Hassan made up 25 metres to win after final-lap fall - Jasmine Camacho-Quinn storms to 100m hurdles gold

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Laura Muir progresses, Sifan Hassan falls but wins, Shericka Jackson exits
Great Britain's Laura Muir said she is "more prepared than ever" after easing through the Tokyo 2020 1500m heats in her pursuit of a first Olympic medal

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Stafford sisters advance to women's 1,500-metre semifinals
Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, Canadian record-holder, wins 1st heat in Tokyo

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Shot-putter’s gesture renews controversy over podium protests

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics 2020 live: Laura Muir kicks off quest for 1,500m glory - latest updates

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith's injury brutally postponed her dreams and exposed Team GB's failings in Tokyo... with a worst Olympic track haul since 1976 and questions over the value of UK Sport's £23m funding looming
* Team GB are having a nightmare Olympics on the track so far this summer
* Dina Asher-Smith's injury has forced her out of the 100m and 200m events
* Behind her there has been a lack of a plan B, after a farce in the men's sprints

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: A trying trifecta: Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan set to attempt a challenging Tokyo treble
potential of six distance races in eight days on the Tokyo track? No problem, says Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, who is competing in a mind-boggling line-up: The 1500m, 5000m, and 10,000m

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Men’s 100 — Shockers Lead The Way

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)The Guardian) Athletics: Raven Saunders throws up X on podium to represent where the ‘oppressed meet’
American pays tribute to black and LGBT communities - Silver medalist has spoken of struggles with mental health

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Canadian decathlete Warner reaping benefits of gruelling training in derelict arena

(Track-Stats) Athletics:800m women: how medallists navigate major finals

(RFERL) Drugs in Sport: 'Mockery Of The Games': U.S. Official, Swimmers Intensify Feud Over Russian Doping

(The Guardian) Athletics: Marcell Jacobs has inspiring story to share in sprinting’s post-Bolt era
New men’s 100m Olympic champion credits reconnection with his estranged father for giving him ‘the energy to be here today’

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Belarusian Olympic athlete, Tsimanouskaya, taken to the airport in Tokyo to fly home against her wishes
A Belarusian Olympic athlete says she has been taken to the airport in Tokyo to fly home against her wishes after publicly complaining about the national team. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya posted a video where she claimed she was entered in the 4x400m relay without her permission. She has now called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to intervene in her case

(Fox Sports) Athletics: ‘Do we have to go?’ High jumpers choose to SHARE Olympic gold in 109-year first

(Newsweek) Athletics: Who Is Lamont Marcell Jacobs? Meet Italy's Texas-Born Tokyo Olympics 100m Champion

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Genevieve Lalonde reclaims Canadian steeplechase record, moves onto Tokyo Olympic finals

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Two 800m runners tripped over each other, ending medal hopes - but their reaction was the definition of the Olympic spirit
Gold-medal favourite Nijel Amos accidently clipped Isaiah Jewett in the Tokyo 800m semi-final, but jogged over the finishing line together

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 news - Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi make shock decision to share high jump gold
There was a dramatic conclusion to the men's high jump final on Sunday, when Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi were offered the chance to share gold or compete in a jump-off. The Italian and Qatari athletes chose to share

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse wins bronze medal in Olympic men's 100m
Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins gold, Canadian adds to bronze won at Rio 2016
(BBC) Tokyo Olympics: Lamont Marcell Jacobs claims shock 100m gold
Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed a shock gold in the Olympic 100m final, after Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for a false start
(USATF) Kerley takes silver in Men’s 100m at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in remarkable personal best

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Sage Watson’s coach calls her ‘ranch tough.’ Canadian will have to be to overcome injury hurdle at Tokyo Olympics

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Canada’s Andre De Grasse advances to Tokyo Olympics 100-metres final after finishing second in semifinal

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Cole Hocker’s Ascent to the Top of U.S. Middle-Distance Running

(The Guardian) Athletics: Rohan Browning’s Olympic 100m adventure ends in the semi-finals
Heat winner unable to replicate performance and goes out - ‘It’s a sport where the smallest of margins really matter’

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Sifan Hassan confirms she will attempt historic distance-running treble on the track at Olympic Games
The Dutch runner will compete in the 1500 metres, 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres in six gruelling races in just eight days. Hassan took gold in both the shortest and longest of the three distances at the 2019 World Championships in Doha

(Express) Athletics: Michael Johnson's sharp response after Team GB's success on track - 'Calm down, Britain'
MICHAEL JOHNSON effectively told Team GB to calm down as he played down the group's success on the track

(BBC) Women in Sport:Tokyo Olympics: Namibian athlete says 'You can't tell me now I am not a woman'
Namibia's Beatrice Masilingi is getting ready for the biggest moment of her young athletics career having had to recover from her most upsetting one

(AP) Athleics: ‘So alone’: Niyonsaba criticizes own team after Olympics DQ

(CBC) Athletics: Watch Andre De Grasse compete in the Olympic men's 100m final
Watch live coverage and analysis before the final begins at 8:50 a.m. ET

Newsday) Athletics: TTOC denied hearing to appeal Ahye's 100m final omission

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Marathoner Cherono Primed for 'Race of a Lifetime' in Japan

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir’s journey: from chasing lambs to racing for Tokyo 1500m gold
The Scot blew up in the Rio final but has a career as a vet in the background as her Olympic dream takes centre-stage again

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Women’s 100 — As Fast As They Get
Even with some 100ths probably lost to premature finger-pointing, Elaine Thompson dashed to arguably the best women’s 100 ever

( Athletics: Second-fastest man in history’s priceless reaction to being ‘beaten by an Aussie’
Rohan Browning didn’t just introduce himself to Australia last night, he stormed on to the radar of the athletics worl
(National Post) Athletics: 'Strength and depth': Meet Canada's Olympic marathon team
Athletics Canada has nominated a full team of three men and three women to the marathon for the first time since 1988

(Outside Online) Olympics: The Irresistible Aura of the Olympics
Despite IOC malfeasance and the ongoing pandemic, the five-ring spectacle is too seductive to ignore

(ESPN) Athletics: Olympics 2021: Trayvon Bromell is off to a rocky start in the 100 meters, but comebacks are his thing
The American sprinter and 100-meter favorite barely advanced Saturday, but Trayvon Bromell is aiming to complete a most remarkable comeback

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith’s extraordinary tale of desperate dash for Olympic fitness
Team GB’s poster girl reveals her secret attempts to get fit before Tokyo in the wake of her 100m semi-final heartbreak
(EuroSport) Tokyo 2020 Olympics- 'Absolute sheds of tears' Dina Asher-Smith opens up on injury heartache
Team GB's Dina Asher-Smith has revealed the physical and mental trauma which has led to her pulling out of the 200m at Tokyo 2020 following 100m heartbreak. The reigning world champion has disclosed that she tore a hamstring at the end of June during the British Athletics Championships, an injury which has left her at ‘rock bottom’
(Evening Standard) Dina Asher-Smith was Britain’s best athletics medal hope – Linford Christie
The former Olympian described how it was ‘really sad’ that Asher-Smith had to pull out due to injury

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