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  December 10, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Vincent Yator - From jaws of death to Honolulu podium

(Outside Online) Athletics: What I Learned from a Running Therapy Session
A wave of psychotherapists are treating patients by running with them

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Olympic silver medallist González blames contaminated meat for failed drugs test
Olympic race walk silver medallist Maria Guadalupe González of Mexico has become the latest athlete to blame a positive drugs test on contaminated meat

(IAAF) Athletics: Kawauchi and Linden to defend Boston Marathon titles

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Daley Thompson accuses British athletics of racism as he defends himself against claims he was 'rude or difficult', saying 'negativity I received was because of the colour of my skin'
* Daley Thompson claimed may have received negativity due to 'colour of my skin'
* Olympic medalist defended himself against old descriptions he was 'difficult'
* Decathlete said was 'different time' and 'some people just weren't ready' for him

(Mail & Guardian) Athletics: Kenyan men take first 17 places in Singapore marathon

(BBC) Women in Sport: Anyika Onuora - Olympic medallist on body image confidence issues as a young athlete
British Olympic medallist Anyika Onuora says she used to wear baggy clothes to hide her body because people "felt entitled to touch it"

(USATF) Athletics: Masters Champions Crowned at USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Sub-freezing Temperatures

(BT Sport) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith to double up at next year’s World Championships
The triple European champion is aiming for gold in the 100m and 200m at Doha

Athletics: National Elites, Race Faithfuls and First-Time Runners Cross the Finish Line in BMW Dallas Marathon’s 48th Running
With sunshine and temperatures in the mid-40s, more than 16,000 runners raced through downtown Dallas, stately neighborhoods and around White Rock Lake - on a course lined with thousands of cheering spectators - to finish at Dallas City Hall for the 48th year of the BMW Dallas Marathon

(Irish Times) Athletics: Unprecedented demand as 2019 Dublin Marathon sells out
All 20,000 entries for next year’s race have sold out 10 and a half months in advance

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Singapore Marathon will go down Kenya's history books

(IAAF) Athletics: Gen 10 - rising pole vault star Armand Duplantis

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans shine again - Kipkorir, Cherono shine at the Standard Chartered Singapore marathon

(BBC) Athletics: James Dasaolu - British public saved my career, says Olympic sprinter
Sprinter James Dasaolu says the British public has "saved" his career after a crowd-funding campaign raised the £9,000 he needed for surgery

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ekiru, Kiplagat win Honolulu Marathon as Kenyans impress in Hawaii






  December 9, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Aiyabei, Kipchumba rule Rimoi-Kamnarok half marathon

(USATF) Athletics: Mackey, Blankenship, Nomad Track Club and Tinman Elite earn national titles at USATF National Cross Country Championships

(RRW) Athletics: Successful Marathon Debut for American Cabral At Honolulu Marathon
Two-time Olympic steeplechase finalist Donn Cabral made a successful marathon debut here today at the 46th Honolulu Marathon, finishing fourth in 2:19:16

(RRW) Athletics: Despite Powerful Trade Winds, Ekiru Comes Close to Honolulu Marathon Record
Despite running alone for the final third of the race and battling powerful trade winds, Kenya's Titus Ekiru still managed to threaten the course record at today's 46th Honolulu Marathon, clocking 2:09:01.

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian crisis has helped Coe consolidate his position as master of all he surveys

(IAAF) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen and Can impress at European Cross Country Championships

(Vogue UK) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith On Modern Life And Keeping Your Self-Esteem Intact
For British Vogue's Future Issue, the sprinting phenomenon considers: when modern life pushes you off track, can you keep your self-esteem in intact?

Daily Nation) Athletics: Patrick Sang: The kingmaker behind Eliud Kipchoge’s stellar profession

Athletics: 2018 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Reaches New Heights With World Class Race Weekend
Kenyans sweep all elite marathon podium spots in strongest ever SCSM field; Debutants Joshua Kipkorir and Priscah Cherono win 2018 SCSM

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheserek, Mirriam win Honolulu mile race

(WA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen storms to third successive U20 title in Tilburg
(Balls.IE) Knee Slide Celebration Goes Wrong For Frenchman At Euro Cross Country Champs
(BA) British Team Take Six Medals To Finish Fourth At European Cross Country Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Clean sweep for Kenyans in Singapore marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Road round-up: Ziani and Girma take Guangzhou victories, Eshete sprints to Saitama title

Athletics: Sydney Masciarelli and Cole Hocker Capture First Place Titles at the 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals Presented by Eastbay
Race conditions at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego were ideal with firm terrain, sunshine and temperatures reaching 65 degrees

(The Standard) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge - The shining light of a morally decaying nation

SPAR European Cross Country Championships - Tilburg, Netherlands
Live streaming available for SPAR European Cross Country Championships

Honolulu Marathon - Hawaii






  December 8, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Cheserek Wins Fast Kalakaua Merrie Mile In Photo Finish
Edward Cheserek, a Kenyan living in Flagstaff, Ariz., successfully defended his title at the third annual Kalakaua Merrie Mile in Waikiki here this morning, clocking the fastest-ever mile in the state of Hawaii: 3:54.83

(Outside Online) Endurance Sports: How Elite Athletes Respond to Extreme Heat
At the 2016 world championships in Qatar, cyclists swallowed thermometer pills before competing. Here’s what scientists learned

(EA) Athletics: SPAR European Cross Country Championships press conference highlights

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chebet, Chepkirui seek to reclaim Honolulu titles

(Running USA) Athletics: Don Kardong, Founder and Race Director of the Lilac Bloomsday Run, to Retire in 2019

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei wins Kalya Half Marathon

(The National) Athletics: Ababel Yeshaneh targets return to Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon in 2019 after storming to inaugural title
Ethiopian runner, a half marathon specialist, smashed her personal best by nearly 13 minutes to win the women's title

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Interview - Dr. Jim Barahal, President Honolulu Marathon Association

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Guarantee or not? Questions swirl around track and field world championships

(Outside Online) Athletics: Turning Ocean Pollution into Trail-Running Shoes
Through a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, adidas is collecting plastic from coastal areas and recycling it into shoes and apparel

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Obiri rules out competing in world indoor tour

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians and elites ready for USATF Club Cross Country Championships

(Fast Running) Athletics: Irish team targets success at European Cross Country Championships
Ireland’s strong team of experience and youth aims to impress in Tilburg

(USATF) Athletics: Over 2,900 youth to participate in 2018 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Council decisions on rules and events for 2019 and beyond






  December 7, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Steeplechaser Cabral To Make Surprise Marathon Debut in Honolulu On Sunday
Through the mud and over the hills, Donn Cabral pressed forward along the trail at Reservoir #6 in West Hartford, Conn.

(Runner's World) Athletics: After Bonking at Last Year’s Dallas Marathon, Chandler Self Is Ready for a Do-Over
A perfect storm of factors led to her collapse—and she’s determined not to make the same mistakes this year

(The National) Athletics: Marius Kipserem rates Abu Dhabi Marathon as 'best win so far' after setting new personal best
Kenyan took more than two minutes off his PB to win the inaugural title, while women's champion Ababel Yeshaneh took nearly 13 minutes off her best time

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Get to Know Triathlon’s Original Coaching Legend
When the rest of the tri world was preaching quantity over quality, coach Col Stewart paved the way with a new style

Athletics: Fundamentals of the Lydiard Method
This is the beginning of a five-part series with subsequent articles diving deeper into the specifics and physiological basis of each phase

(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: Armstrong: Uber investment saved him; Weisel hasn’t been honest
Armstrong's investment netted him millions. He also says former team backer Thom Weisel was dishonest about his complicit role with USPS

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians and elites ready for USATF Club Cross Country Championships

Athletics: Strongest Elite Field In Event History Ready To Race At 2018 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
It is all systems go for the 2018 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) which takes place this weekend with the strongest elite field in the event’s history

(AC) Athletics: Burnaby to host 2019 and 2020 Canadian 10,000-metre Championships

(RRW) Athletics: At 87, Roger Hauge To Complete Fourth Round of 50-State Marathon Feat At Honolulu Marathon
Almost 30 years ago, Roger Hauge ran his first mile

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: CIM Champion Emma Bates
CIM Champion Emma Bates joins me today on the show! She debuted the marathon in 2:28 to take the win in California on Sunday

(RRW) Athletics: NCAA Champion Phelan Finds Strength In Sharing Her Mental Health Journey
When Jaimie Phelan feels overwhelmed with crippling anxiety, she centers herself by naming the people around her, often her teammates.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Former Olympic champion reveals struggle with alcohol

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman Presentation To Be Carried LIVE On ESPN3

(Harry Jerome) Athletics: Harry Jerome to be honoured on June 20, 2019 at Swangard Stadium

(Des Moines Register) Athletics: Mile posts - Q&A with USA Marathon champion, Boone native Brogan Austin

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipserem clocks 2:04:04 at inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon
(The National) Elite runners and amateurs hit the streets for Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon
Kenya's Marius Kipserem won the men's marathon title, with Ababel Yashaneh of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race






  December 6, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Fast Running) Athletics: Abraham Kiptum world half marathon record is now official
The Kenyan athlete’s 58:18 run in Valencia has been ratified by the IAAF

Athletics: Middle distance stars Simpson & Coburn set for return to New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Jan. 26
Local sprint star Gabby Thomas to make pro debut at 24th-annual Boston meet

(RT) Women in Sport: Forbes Woman Africa cover with Caster Semenya divides opinion on Twitter

(Armory Track) Athletics: New York, New Jersey Olympians, World's Top Sprinters Set to Clash at 112th NYRR Millrose Games

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Abbey D’Agostino - Purpose-Based Identity
Carrie spends some time with Olympian Abbey D’Agostino! They discuss her return to racing, her fall at the Olympic Games (and how that changed her life), getting married and moving from Boston to North Carolina, her future plans in the sport, and her never-ending positivity

(Fast Running) Athletics: European Cross Country Championships: Who, what and when?
Timetable, course preview and tv guide for this weekend’s European Cross Country Championships

Athletics: Dallas Marathon Announces Title Partnership Extension with BMW
Texas’ longest running and largest marathon continues title partnership with global brand

(IAAF) Athletics: Sixteen years in the making, Kipchoge now confirmed as the best in the world

(Runner's World) Athletics: After Triple Bypass Heart Surgery, Dave McGillivray Is Back Running
Runner’s World sat in on the Boston Marathon director’s cardio-pulmonary exercise test

(Outside Online) Athletics: The California International Marathon Is for the People
The race is a celebration of the amateur athlete

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans nominated for New York Road Awards

(Diamond League) Athletics: Keni Harrison's world record
She may have won the Diamond Trophy in style, but 2016 was a turbulent year for 100m hurdle star Keni Harrison, as she fought back from devastating lows to incredible highs. Her greatest triumph of all came at the London Diamond League meeting, where she clocked 12.20 to break the world record

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: AK - Dopers will not represent Kenya again

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyan Chepkirui aims to reclaim Honolulu Marathon crown

Athletics: Grandma’s Marathon Receives Multiple Awards
Grandma’s Marathon was named by BibRave to The BibRave 100: A Definitive List of the Best Races in America

(Runner's World) Athlettics: Teen Star Looks Toward Olympic Trials - While Shying Away From the Spotlight
Katelyn Tuohy tries to keep a low profile, which is hard to do when she wins so much

(Inside the Games) Athletics: National sponsor logos allowed on kit for IAAF World Championships in Doha
National teams will be permitted for the first time to display the logo of a sponsor on their kit at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, starting next year with the latest edition in Doha - for which qualifying standards have today been announced

(Gulf Today) Athletics: Top runners for Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon

(USATF) Athletics: Anderson’s NXN victory wins him USATF Athlete of the Week

(Bicycling) Cycling: Strava’s Year in Sport Numbers Are In. How Do Your Rides Compare?
See how your cycling habits stack up against Strava trends






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(Runner's World) Athletics: Watch - Olympic Trials Hopeful Crawls Across Finish Line—Will It Be Enough?
Hayley Sutter’s legs gave out a few feet short of 26.2 miles. That didn’t stop her

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive Kyle Langford interview - I would still shake the hand of the drugs cheat who denied me world 800m bronze

(Loop) Athletics: Dame Valerie;s plans for Tokyo 2020 undeterred by pregnancy

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge says Geoffrey Kamworor will surpass what he has done in running
In a press conference before the IAAF Awards on Tuesday, Kipchoge revealed just how talented he believes Kamworor to be

(Daily Mail) Athletics: British sprinter James Dasaolu to undergo surgery after crowd-funding £9,000 career-saving operation
* James Dasaolu requires urgent surgery on an Achilles injury to save his career
* He has managed to raise the required £9,000 through a gofundme page
* Former European 100m champion lost British Athletics funding two years ago

Athletics: Lotus Personal Safety Device Review
The Lotus Personal Safety device (LPSD) is marketed as a novel device that solves the problems of other 'single-feature solution' products which offer GPS tracking, panic buttons, or other one-way communication methods.

(National Post) Athletics: Study bolsters findings that marathons increase heart stress. But what that means is unclear
It may not be indicative of any cardiovascular dysfunction - or it may

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: IAAF again lead way against doping by upholding ban on Russian athletes
* IAAF's decision confirmed at annual congress in Monaco on Tuesday
* It will embarrass WADA, who reinstated Russia despite failing to meet conditions
* Russia banned in 2015 after revelations of state-sponsored doping programmme






  December 4, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(SBS) Athletics: Kipchoge and Ibarguen named IAAF athletes of the year
(Daily Nation) Kipchoge crowned IAAF Male athlete of the year

Athletics: New Ownership Announced for Carlsbad 5000
U.S. running legend Meb Keflezighi headlines new ownership team operating iconic road race

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport; ‘This debt must be settled’: IAAF extends Russia’s doping ban
Athletics governing body demands access to drug-test samples - Unclear whether Russian athletes will compete at world championships

(ESW) Athletics: New Ownership Announced for Carlsbad 5000
U.S. running legend Meb Keflezighi headlines new ownership team operating iconic road race / The World’s Fastest 5K will take place on the coastal streets of Carlsbad, California on April 7, 2019

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World record holder Jepkosgei puts off marathon debut

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Budapest officially awarded 2023 IAAF World Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Healthier, Happier Kara Goucher Targets New Marathon Goals
After a three-year hiatus, the two-time Olympian has a different outlook on where training fits into her life

(TrackSmith) Athletics: When It Hurts, Go Faster
Locomotive. Beast. Frankenstein. Fool. Genius

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge - I will win the Athlete of the year award
Why Eliud Kipchoge, Caterine Ibarguen should win IAAF awards

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Russia's athletics ban extended into fourth year despite controversial Wada reinstatement

(Sport24) Athletics: Young Americans ready to take King Bolt's mantle

(Rapid City Journal) Athletics: Dick Beardsley's tale of triumph, tragedy and perseverance

(Inside the Games) Athletics: IAAF ban on Russia set to be extended again as Budapest prepare to be officially awarded 2023 World Championships
A ban on Russia that has already lasted more than three years is set to be extended by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) here tomorrow, while Budapest is expected to be officially awarded the 2023 World Championships

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: IAAF to vote on Tuesday on whether to reinstate Russia

(ESPN) Cycling: In death of Paul Sherwen, cycling loses one of its biggest and best ambassadors

(Kyodo News) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Organizers settle on 6 a.m. marathon starts

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith named BT Sport Action Woman of the Year
(Mirror) Dina Asher-Smith can be Britain's golden girl at Worlds says Paula Radcliffe
"Everyone has that purple patch in their career where it feels just a little bit easier, where you have just a little bit more conviction that it’s going to go your way. I think that’s the period of her career that she’s coming into"

(The Star) Athletics: Kipsang keen to run at London or Tokyo marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Former international athlete and businessman Jon Ridgeon announced as new IAAF Chief Executive Officer






  December 3, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(ESPN) Cycling: Former pro cyclist, broadcaster Paul Sherwen dies at 62

Athletics: ISTAF Indoor in Berlin on 1 February
Lavillenie, Spanovic, Lückenkemper plus unique men’s versus women’s discus

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Okano, Viljugrein take Reggae Marathon crowns

(Sport24) Athletics: Coe in spotlight as IAAF mulls Russian reintegration

(EA) Athletics: Dulce Felix clocks 2:25:24 on her comeback in the Valencia Marathon


Record Numbers Qualify for U.S. Olympic Trials on Beautiful Sacramento Morning

Athletics: San Antonio Welcomes Approximately 20,000 Runnners For The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half-Marathon
Silas Kipruto of Kenya wins half marathon in 1:04:20 with Sasha Gollish of Canada first for women in 1:13:35

(BBC) Athletics: Steph Twell - Scot impresses on marathon debut in Spain
Steph Twell ran the fastest time by a Scottish woman for over six years on her marathon debut in Valencia






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(RRW) Athletics: Austin, Bates Win USATF Marathon Titles At Cal Int'l Marathon
On a near-perfect day for marathon running with sunny skies and comfortably cold temperatures, Brogan Austin of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Emma Bates of Boise, Idaho, won the USATF Marathon titles at the California International Marathon here this morning

(USATF) Athletics: Bates Wins Race and USATF Running Circuit, Austin Earns Late Victory at the USATF Marathon Championships

(Fast Running) Athletics: Steph Twell runs 2:30 marathon debut in Valencia
Twell clocks the second fastest time by a UK female athlete this year as Fast Running’s Robbie Britton achieves his sub 2:30 marathon

(Business Standard) Olympics: Olympic Games broadcasters gear up for the biggest show on earth

(CBC) Athletics: My rebirth - Cam Levins
'This moment was so much more than enjoying a career that seemed finished'

(IAAF) Athletics: Gebrselassie clocks 2:04:30 Spanish all-comers record in Valencia

(The National) Athletics: Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon: All you need to know
All the information for all the races on Friday, December 7

(Japan Times) Athletics: Yuma Hattori ends Japanese drought in Fukuoka

(Times of San Diego) Athletics: Carlsbad’s Willie Banks ‘Floating’ as U.S. Pick for IAAF Council, Track and Field’s Top Power

(Lohud) Athletics: Cross-country - Katelyn Tuohy breaks own course record, repeats as Nike Cross Nationals X-C champ
(Runner's World) Katelyn Tuohy Wins Her Second National Cross-Country Title in Dominating Fashion
She broke her own course record and finished 17 seconds up on second place

(RRW) Athletics: Recovered From TCS NYC Marathon, Bruce Seeks USA Marathon Title In Sacramento
It has only been 27 days since Stephanie Bruce finished 11th at the TCS New York City Marathon in 2:30:59, the second-fastest time of her career

California International Marathon - Sacramento, CA
U.S. Marathon Championship

Fukuoka International Marathon - Japan

Reggae Marathon - Negril, Jamaica

Valencia Marathon - Spain






  December 1, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Orlando Sentinel) Athletics: Transplanted Kenyan, Lakeland woman top OUC Orlando Half Marathon field

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Adam Goucher on ‘Running With the Buffaloes’ and the 1998 Colorado XC team - 20 Years Later

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics: Making the case for 2021 IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas

(Asian Age) Athletics: Last year’s winners to light up full marathon
Kalmadi is currently chairman of the Pune International Marathon Trust and is set to flag off the races on Sunday

(IAAF) Athletics: Houlihan and Lyles named US athletes of the year

(The Telegraph) Running: Meet Jon Albon – the unknown British runner who could eclipse Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill with $1m prize

(EthioSports) Athletics: Yemane Tsegay out to regain Fukuoka Title

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Plotting Obiri wins Ol Kalou X-country

(Reuters) Athletics: IAAF looking at street meets as a possible new circuit

(RRW) Athletics: His Arteries Repaired, Colley Is Ready To Run His First Marathon
When you meet Andrew Colley you can't help but notice his long, flowing hair which hangs well below his shoulders. But you'll have to look closer at the ZAP Fitness-Reebok athlete to see the two long scars on the backs of his legs from two surgeries more than a year ago which saved the 27 year-old's running career

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Laurie Knowles Interview
2018 CNO Financial Group Indianapolis Monumental Champion and Course Record Holder Laurie Knowles joins me on the podcast today!

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 on a seemingly smooth path but will there be a bump in the road?

(Fast Running) Athletics: Record entries for European Cross Country Championships
The Ingebrigtsen brothers are among the leading runners set for Tilburg

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: All systems go for Reggae Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Kitwara tipped - Spanish all-comers’ record the target at Valencia Marathon as Kenyans join fray

(RRW) Athletics: Bates Finds Higher Cause To Drive Her in Marathon Debut
When Emma Bates lines up for her marathon debut at the California International Marathon here on Sunday, she won't be wearing the colorful kit of a shoe company or running club like the rest of the elite women competing in what is also the annual USATF Marathon Championships.

(Daily Mail) Athletics: British sprinter James Dasaolu fighting to save his career as he seeks funding for urgent £25,000 surgery
* James Dasaolu requires urgent surgery on an Achilles injury to save his career
* He is attempting to raise the required £25,000 through a gofundme page
* Former European 100m champion lost British Athletics funding two years ago

(Channel NewsAsia) Athletics: Late outdoor worlds mean fewer will compete indoors

December 2018 Trivia Quiz





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