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Runner's Web December 2019 FrontPage Archive

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(Runner's World) Athletics: 10 Bucket List Races You’ll Want to Run
Time to go big and go far for the new year

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kosgei caps fine year with victory in Brazil
(NBC) Early celebration proves costly in San Silvestre de Sao Paulo race

(The Star) Athletics:Sum worried of Kenya's chances at Tokyo Games
he 2014 Commonwealth Games champion said the problem lies at the transition point since many female athletes run well at the youthful stage but fail to successfully move up to senior ranks

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 93: Best of 2019
This week’s episode of the podcast is a "greatest hits" compilation of sorts to round out 2019

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kosgei hopes to end successful year on a high in Brazil

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: WADA better positioned to wipe out drug cheats, chief says

(The Star) Athletics:Jeruto, Simiu smash course records in France
In the men’s race, in the absence of the two-time defending champion Julien Wanders, Frenchman Jimmy Gressier set a very aggressive pace from the gun

(Spikes) Athletics: Take A Stand - Christian Taylor
The idea first came to me in February, around the time I first heard rumours of radical changes to the Diamond League

(NY Times) health and Fitness: Move Your Body, Bolster Your Brain
Exercise doesn’t just strengthen your muscles, it can also be good for your mind and memory. Fitness advice from the year in Well.

NYRR Midnight Run - NYC, NY

San Silvestre Vallecana - Vallecas, Spain

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(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track and Field Athlete Alexandria Gochenour Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(Tina Muir) Athletics: Kara Goucher: Performance Comes From Your Training, Not Your Weight

(WA) Athletics: Landmark season behind her, DeBues-Stafford eagerly looking ahead towards Tokyo

(RRW) Athletics: What They Said - The Year in Quotes
Race Results Weekly reported on dozens of middle and long distance races this year from January to December

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Five topics that will obsess the fitness world in 2020

(Independent.IE*) Athletics:'Nike's Vaporfly shoe is giving some athletes an unfair advantage in distance events'

(Japan Today) Olympics: Starting line in sight for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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(Citius Mag) Athletics: Mary Cain Discusses Her Alberto Salazar/Nike Oregon Project Allegations, The Aftermath of Her NY Times Story, 2020 Plans
"Being brave is not separate from being vulnerable. In order to be brave, you have to be vulnerable because you have to do something that’s hard or something that’s tough. Yes, I’m totally stealing this from Brené Brown…Whenever someone sends a negative comment or whenever does anything, I will always remember I was brave. Unless, you, too, can stand up, be vulnerable and say something that’s really scary and really tough, I don’t care about your opinion. I only care about the other people who are stepping up and doing something hard. Sometimes that’s the people who have to say ‘I’m sorry’, ‘I messed up’ or ‘How can I make it better?’ Some people have done that but not everybody has." - Mary Cain

(Indepenent.IE) Athletics: The marathon may have run its course
With a history of cheats, collapses and even looters, the gruelling race is due a rethink

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Celebrating the record-breaking super milers club

(WA) Athletics: New Year’s Eve road race preview - Bushendich and Chepngetich the favourites in Madrid 10km

(RT) Drugs in Sport: 'You did absolutely nothing!' Russian champions hit out at athletics bosses for 'not protecting them'

(Souith Africa Today) Athletics: Quick fire with Eliud Kipchoge

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why Tinman Elite Thinks They’re The Next Great Pro Running Team
"In four years, it’s not even going to be a question," says team member Drew Hunter

(The Guardian) Athletics: Marathon efforts are increasingly normalised so cheats are trying to keep up
No wonder the demands of going the distance in this toughest of races still compels many to try to cut corners

(The Telegrap-h) Athletics: Sports People of the Decade (Athletics): Usain Bolt and Caster Semenya - the phenomenon and the excluded champion

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Athletics: Product Review - Nathan Women’s Reflective Gloves and Beanie Hat
This lightweight, breathable gear was designed with safety and style in mind for outdoor activities

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Qualine, Kiprop win Kapsokwony Cross Country titles

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Italian athletes responsible for more anti-doping rule violations than any other country, WADA figures reveal
Italian athletes were responsible for comfortably the most confirmed anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) in 2017, according to new statistics made public by the World Anti-Doping Agency

(WA) Athletics: Fab five: rising stars
As the decade draws to a conclusion, we take a look at a quintet of athletes - all aged 21 and younger - who could be set to emerge as the star performers throughout the 2020s

(Providence Journal) Drugs in Sport: Molly Huddle: Time to criminalize doping conspiracies

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 41 years on, Muchoki and Rono yet to get Kenyatta’s gifts

(BBC) Athletics: The Kenyan Olympic hopeful who lives for running: A story in pictures
The bunk beds squeak. Pristine sheets are stretched tight over the mattresses. Bundles of Lycra hang packed together on clotheslines, in sharp contrast to the rest of this tidy room

(Diamnd League) Athletics: Diamond League Reaches Agreement On Meetings For 2020 Season
The Diamond League General Assembly has today agreed on 14 meetings and 1 final for the 2020 season, which includes all current meetings

(USATF) Athletics: 2019: Elite track and field year-in-review

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: The most memorable running moments of the decade
A look back at a decade of running

(Guelph Today) Athletics: Top stories of 2019: #5 Guelph's running community rocked
The person responsible for transforming Guelph into an elite running centre gets fired

(WA) Athleltics: Course records under threat in Houilles
Norah Jeruto and Albert Chemutai among the favourites

(Irish Times) Athletics: Spirit of Tokyo 1964 sidetracked as Olympic men’s marathon moves to Sapporo
Ian O’Riordan: For the world’s top marathon runners, it will feel a long way from Tokyo

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(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: SA athletics rocked by alleged doping by top race-walker

(CGTN) Drugs in Sport: Veteran Kenyan half-marathon runner banned for anti-doping violation

(The Voice) Athletics: Shelly-Ann is Everybody’s choice
Sprint legend wins again and is described as 'humble while having a beautiful spirit and strong mind'

(Stuff NZ) Running: Four women in their 40s share their inspiring journeys to elite running
Most people think their sporting endeavours end around the age of 35, but Liam Hyslop talks to a quartet of women showing age is no barrier to athletic success

(Lidsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 215: Emma Kertesz
Emma Kertesz is training for her second Olympic Trials in the marathon and just finished up her masters in early childhood education

(Scotland Herald) Athletics: 2020 could see a world record and an Olympic medal for Laura Muir says her coach, but it will not be easy
When Laura Muir attempts to break the 1000m record in Glasgow early next year, there will be one person sitting in the stands who is more invested than most in her success

(Reuters) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 CEO pledges to keep Games costs under budget

(Diamond League) Athletics: Best Diamond League Moment Ever: Long Distance
We asked you for your favourite long distance moment in 10 years of Diamond League history, and you voted overwhelmingly for one unforgettable performance in the final at Zurich just over a year ago

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Russia submit WADA doping ban appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport
Russia has formally appealed against a four-year international competition ban and other sanctions imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency over allegations that laboratory data was manipulated

(Triathlete Magazine) Triathlon: Triathlete’s Top 20 Articles of 2019
Each December, we look back on the stories that resonated most in the past 365 days

(WA) Athletics: Algeria readies for 2020 African Championships
Next June the best of Africa’s athletes will converge on the Algerian capital Algiers for the 22nd African Championships in Athletics

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(CTolleRun) Athletics: Ruby Peterson - You’ll Probably Be Like... Uffda!
Ruby Peterson (Carrie’s 9 year old daughter) takes over the hosting duties for her mom! In this episode, they answer listener questions, talk about Girls on the Run, and have fun chatting girl to girl.

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: The Whistle-Blowers Next Door
Yuliya Stepanova and her husband, Vitaly, fled Russia with their son and a secret. Now they live a quiet life in America while the doping scandal they disclosed rages on

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Bolt believes his world records could be broken at the next Olympics
Sprinting legend Usain Bolt believes that his world records could fall at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo

(Outside Online) Athletics: 6 Marathons that Are Actually an Excuse to Travel
With so much to do and see, you'll forget you have a race to run

(The Telegraph) Olympics: Marginal gains: English Institute of Sport issues health instructions to Olympic athletes, including where to sit on the plane

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: What’s in a shoe? That which helps runners perform better

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Lasitskene fears athletics "will remain the poorest" even if Russia allowed to compete at Tokyo 2020
Three-times world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene has claimed that even if Russia wins its appeal against the latest World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions, its track and field athletes will remain out in the cold

(Daily Sun) Athletics: New team in town: Under Armour runs into Flagstaff

(Outside Online) Health and Fitness: These Will Be the Biggest Health Trends of 2020
The experts have spoken on what we will see in the coming year

(BBC) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce plans Tokyo Olympics 100m & 200m sprint double
Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also run in the 200m when she defends her Olympic 100m title in Tokyo next year

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(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Christmas Memory Close To Heart - Toni Reavis

( Athletics: Suggestion from coach turned ex-UA Wildcat George Young into four-time Olympian

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic hopefuls warned against overindulgence

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian middle-distance runner Marco Arop leaves Mississippi State to turn pro
Rising star, 21, won Pan Am gold, placed 7th at worlds in breakthrough season

(The Independent) Olympics: Even as the Olympics lit up the nation, we were already on the path to disaster
London Olympics, 2012: Were we all too easily swept up in the instant nostalgia of it all, asks Tom Peck

(WA) Athletics: Rudisha’s 800m world record in London voted athletics moment of the decade

(Emirates News Agency) Athletics: Over 20,000 athletes to participate in Zayed Marathon, in Suez, Egypt

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(WA) Athletics: Long-standing record now broken, Anderson eyes faster times and more titles in 2020

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce to double in 100m and 200m at Tokyo 2020
World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has confirmed that she will double up over 100 and 200m at Tokyo 2020, which she has claimed will be her fourth and final Olympics

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Kaizen philosophy of continual growth has served me well this year and hopefully will come to fruition in Toyko - Dina Asher-Smith

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Cheptegei misses out in World Athletics Awards

(BBC) Athletics: Alexandra Bell: 800m runner considers legal action against UK Athletics
British middle-distance runner Alexandra Bell says she is considering taking legal action against UK Athletics after being overlooked for funding for the Tokyo Olympics

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 92 with Peter Bromka
"I am camped out in that third category of the emotions of the experience. I get a lot of messages from other dads who have jobs and have kids and have families—I sense in their writing to me that they’re almost saying, ‘Thank you for giving me permission to care about something that is totally superfluous but matters to me and that fuels my passion for the rest of life.’ Because I just get the sense that when they lay it out—they have jobs, they have kids, they have a lot of constraints and responsibilities—but maybe they were searching for something to keep them fired up and just keep them happy about the day and they read my writing and they’re like, ‘Wait, this guy is not talking about splits, and he’s not talking about workouts too much, but he seems to be saying that it’s OK to really really really care about something that doesn’t matter.’ But it matters because life is just a journey."

(The Star) Athletics: Top athletes to grace Gusii Athletics Legends Cross CountryThe annual event is organised by Gusii Sports Legends which brings together retired and active athletes

(Japan Times) Athletics: San Quentin marathon offers inmates a sense of freedom

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: New York Marathon Champion Jepkosgei eyes London or Tokyo in 2020

(WA) Athletics: Breakthrough season motivates Mahuchikh to make Olympic dreams a reality

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(The Star) Athletics: Masai dreams of running in World Marathon Majors
Magdalene said out of the three marathon she has competed, Toronto remains her favourite

(Diamond League) Athletics: The Wanda Diamond League is here!
The Diamond League today officially rebrands as the Wanda Diamond League, thanks to a new title sponsorship agreement announced earlier this year with the Wanda Sports Group

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Steeplechase, the cancelled event, voted best DL moment of the decade
Despite the event being cut from the finals for 2020, the Diamond League distance moment of the decade is from a steeplechase race

(USATF) Athletics: 2020 USATF Indoor Championship Series broadcast schedule announced on NBC Sports Group properties

(WA) Athletics: After record-shattering run, Olympic glory is next on Kosgei’s agenda

(Sports Mole) Athletics: Lord Coe backs creation of Athletics Association
World Athletics president Lord Coe says he welcomes athletes having a voice in the sport - after admitting he was one of the most outspoken competitors of his generation

(Women's Running) Athletics: Des Linden Explains Her 2020 Decision: "I’m Planning for Three Marathons"
Desiree Linden has a big year ahead, racing the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, the Boston Marathon, and perhaps the Olympics, too. Here’s how - and why—she plans to do it

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: We can build on 2019 successes

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sebastian Coe: ‘Change was turbo-charged because we needed it to be’
World Athletics president focuses on future after term dogged by doping scandals

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport: Russia turns tables, accuses anti-doping whistle-blower of modifying key data

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: More girls turn up in Narok World-U20 athletics camp

(Toronto Star) Drugs in Sport: The notion of clean sport was a fight worth fighting for Beckie Scott, but it came at a cost

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: New WADA data highlights effectiveness of gas chromatography in fight against doping
An analytical method known as gas chromatography combustion isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC/C/IRMS) has emerged as one of the most potent weapons in the anti-doping police's armoury, in new testing statistics published by the World Anti-Doping Agency

(WA) Athletics: Kamino comes from behind to win Asian Marathon Championships

(RT) Drugs in Sport: Moscow anti-doping lab’s data accessed from outside Russia, former director gave files of unknown origin to WADA - probe

(The Star) Athletics: Deaf family—The Wamiras—prove that disability is not inability as they seek to scale higher
Beryl, 24, is the world junior 200m deaf athletics record holder of 24:46 set in Sofia, Bulgaria during the World Junior Deaf Athletics in August 2013

(BBC) Athletics: Callum Hawkins: Marathon runner aims to learn from previous Olympic experience
Scottish marathon runner Callum Hawkins says he will go to Tokyo "calmer" and will not get overwhelmed by the "enormity" of the Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tanui, Kibor shine in Nyandarua X-Country meet

(AW) Athletics: Lizzie Bird soars to new heights
After making huge progress in 2019, the British steeplechaser finds herself in with a shot of Tokyo 2020 selection, writes Daniel Rees

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Golden girls on top of the world! On two magical nights in Qatar Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson won in style... and laid down markers for the Olympics
* The pair produced the stand out performances from this country in 2019
* Asher-Smith claimed 200m gold at the 2019 World Championships in October
* The sprinter also secured silver medals in both the 100m and the 4×100m relay
* Johnson-Thompson won the gold heptathlon medal, breaking the British record
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(WA) Athletics: Kamino comes from behind to win Asian Marathon Championships

(RT) Drugs in Sport: Moscow anti-doping lab’s data accessed from outside Russia, former director gave files of unknown origin to WADA - probe

(The Star) Athletics: Deaf family—The Wamiras—prove that disability is not inability as they seek to scale higher
Beryl, 24, is the world junior 200m deaf athletics record holder of 24:46 set in Sofia, Bulgaria during the World Junior Deaf Athletics in August 2013

(BBC) Athletics: Callum Hawkins: Marathon runner aims to learn from previous Olympic experience
Scottish marathon runner Callum Hawkins says he will go to Tokyo "calmer" and will not get overwhelmed by the "enormity" of the Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tanui, Kibor shine in Nyandarua X-Country meet

(AW) Athletics: Lizzie Bird soars to new heights
After making huge progress in 2019, the British steeplechaser finds herself in with a shot of Tokyo 2020 selection, writes Daniel Rees

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Golden girls on top of the world! On two magical nights in Qatar Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson won in style... and laid down markers for the Olympics
* The pair produced the stand out performances from this country in 2019
* Asher-Smith claimed 200m gold at the 2019 World Championships in October
* The sprinter also secured silver medals in both the 100m and the 4×100m relay
* Johnson-Thompson won the gold heptathlon medal, breaking the British record

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Youngster Kipyego eyes 400m slot

(The Star) Athletics: Jepkosgei slowly venturing into coaching
"My dream is to have my own camp, complete with a gym, where I can continue giving back to the society, which moulded me to whom I am today," said Jepkosgei.

(KingFut) Drugs in Sport: Ban against Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdelrahman lifted
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have announced that Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdelrahman’s four year ban has been lifted, meaning that he can participate in the 2020 Olympics qualifiers

(WA) Athletics: Bayi recounts legendary 1974 1500m world record run

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: 2019 in review: Drug cheats taint Kenya’s sparkling image

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tanui, Kibor shine in Nyandarua X-Country meet

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Running Stories that Defined the Decade
From Caster Semenya to the rise and fall of the Oregon Project, it's been an eventful ten years

(Cribbean Weekly) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to Tackle Double in Tokyo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cherono can’t wait to defend Boston crown next year
Cherono said it was the final kick that saved the day for him

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Giving Back to Siri Lindley
An outpouring of love from the triathlon community as an icon faces a difficult diagnosis

(The Star) Athletics: Junior international Leshoo lands scholarship in the US
He will study Sports Management at Clouds Community College in Kansas

(ABC) Athletics: The marathon mystery
It’s one of the great enigmas of Australian sport. Adrienne Beames would be a household name, if her world record claims could be believed

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(BBTM) Athletics: The Best Mile Moments of 2019
Longstanding indoor and outdoor Mile world records broken; Herrera & Kampf BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions and more BBTM Effect!

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 214: Obsie Birru
Obsie Birru just placed second at CIM running a 5 minute PR in a time of 2:30:30 just a couple months after running a 1 minute PR at the Twin Cities Marathon

(Inquirer) Drugs in Sport: Doping on the rise, but WADA lacks resources to investigate

(Diamond League) Athletics: Best Diamond League Moment Ever: Middle Distance
It was a close run thing in the vote to crown your favourite middle distance moment in Diamond League history, but in the end you plumped for the undisputed superstar of the season just gone

(SCMP) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Setback for Hong Kong marathon runner Christy Yiu as she pulls out of Asian championships because of injury
Yiu was hoping for a strong performance in nearby Dongguan city to boost her ranking and enhance her Olympic qualifying chances. Officials remain upbeat the 2016 Rio Olympian can find other races to set a fast time and take her pace in Tokyo

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia gets extra time over track and field doping forgery

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Grant Holloway Wins The Bowerman in 2019
Sha’Carri Richardson Wins The Bowerman in 2019

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: German doctor charged with causing bodily harm by doping

(SportBusiness) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 unveils $12.6bn budget but marathon costs still unaccounted for

(EA) Athletics: Registration open for mass 10km race at the European Championships

(Balls.IE) Women in Sport: Sport Ireland Guarantees 12-Months Funding For Pregnant Athletes

(Japan Today) Athletics: Tokyo Olympic marathon set; 3 loops on a course in Sapporo

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russia confirms appeal against Wada four-year doping ban
Russian anti-doping agency votes to file an appeal - President Putin indicated they wanted an appeal filed

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Golden girls on top of the world! On two magical nights in Qatar Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson won in style... and laid down markers for the Olympics
* The pair produced the stand out performances from this country in 2019
* Asher-Smith claimed 200m gold at the 2019 World Championships in October
* The sprinter also secured silver medals in both the 100m and the 4×100m relay
* Johnson-Thompson won the gold heptathlon medal, breaking the British record

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(Tri247) Triathlon: Super League Triathlon announces first race in the USA - Tempe, Arizona

(WA) Athletics: Su and Schippers among the sprint headliners in Dusseldorf

(BBC) Women in Sport: Sport Ireland confirms carded pregnant athletes will receive maternity pay
Sport Ireland has introduced a maternity policy which guarantees 12 months' funding for pregnant athletes

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Most Memorable Moments of the Decade
From 2010 to 2019, we saw victory, heartbreak, redemption, and plenty of drama in the world of running

(EA) Athletics: Ortega aiming to finally find the Midas touch in Tokyo
Orlando Ortega has an impressive CV, including a Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medal as well as bronze medals from the last two major internal championships, the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships and World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: ports bodies should refuse to host events in Russia, regardless of WADA decisio

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Katy Jermann - Creating a Vision
Carrie goes for a run with Team USA Minnesota runner Katy Jermann! They chat about her upcoming race at the Olympic Marathon Trials, her work as a teacher, and how she’s worked through her history of injury

(Glasgow Times) Athletics: Hawkins hopes to keep Olympics bid in the family
Callum Hawkins was last night celebrating his pre-selection for next summer’s Olympic marathon in Japan - and backing his older brother Derek to join him in on the start line

(EA) Athletics: Bergen to host European Athletics U23 Championships in 2021

(Reuters) Athletics: IOC, Tokyo 2020 approve new marathon route following move

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans rule the world in bumper year for athletics

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russia confirms appeal against Wada four-year doping ban
Russian anti-doping agency votes to file an appeal - President Putin indicated they wanted an appeal filed

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce exclusive interview: 'Everyone said I would retire after I had a baby'

(KCRW) Olympics:Local activists target Olympic preparations as catalyst of gentrification

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Coming Soon: USTFCCCA Collegiate Cross Country/Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame

(Wlliamette Week) Women in Sport: Oregon Bicycling Racing Association Reverses Course, Asks Controversial Board Member to Resign
The board determined that Thompson "violated the confidentiality of the executive session."

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU renews Development contracts with all five Continental Confederations for 2020

(AW) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s journey to the top
The world heptathlon champion reflects on her early days through to her global senior success

(AP) Olympics: Latest Tokyo Olympic ticket lottery: 1M offered; 23M sought

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: "USATF Foundation awards additional $400,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman grants
Schwarzman increases total support of the USATF Foundation to $3.15 million" target="_news"

(BBC) Athletics: Callum Hawkins pre-selected for marathon at 2020 Olympics
Callum Hawkins says he will approach the 2020 Olympics with "no fear" after being the first Scot confirmed for the British athletics team

(Armory Track) Athletics: Record Holders Brazier and Saruni to Highlight Epic 113 th NYRR Millrose Games 800m
All eyes will be focused on American record-holder Donavan Brazier and defending NYRR Millrose Games champion and NCAA record-holder Michael Saruni at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center on February 8. Photos by John Nepolitan

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: USATF Foundation awards additional $400,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman grants
Schwarzman increases total support of the USATF Foundation to $3.15 million

(Runner's World) Athletics:The Best Hotels for Runners
These properties - from national chains to local gems - encourage their guests to explore on foot

(The NewPaper) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics CEO proud they are leading the way in doping fight
World Athletics CEO Jon Ridgeon says the sport is on an upward curve, argues Doha world championships were a success despite the criticism

(Japan Times) Athletics:Race walker Yusuke Suzuki named JAAF's Athlete of the Year

(NY Times*) Health and Fitness: The Quiet Brain of the Athlete
The brains of fit, young athletes dial down extraneous noise and attend to important sounds better than those of other young people

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Seb Coe: World Athletics to review Cross Country format

(CBC) Athletics: University of Guelph fires track and field coach after allegations of unprofessional conduct
University says well-being of student athletes 'a priority'

(The Telegraph) Athletics: How Parkrun world record set Charlotte Arter's sights on Tokyo Olympics

(Track and Field News) Athletics: U.S. Women’s Athlete Of The Year - Dalilah Muhammad

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(AllAfrica) Athletics: Seb Coe - Decision On Steeplechase Unpopular, Kenya On Right Track

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Connie Price-Smith Honored With Jimmy Carnes Award

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Sub-2:30 Women’s Marathons 2019

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA National Athletes of the Week

(NYRR) Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei Voted 2019 New York Road Runners Pro Performer of the Year
TCS New York City Marathon and United Airlines NYC Half champion wins vote after historic year

(RRW) Sixteen Prior Champions, Including Des Linden, To Run 2020 Boston Marathon
The 2020 race, always held on the third Monday in April, will be the 124th running of the world's oldest marathon.

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘No tit for tat’ - Fraser-Pryce speaks of harmony in MVP Track Club, unconcerned about Blake-Bolt feud

(BBC) Athletics: Adam Gemili: I need to be bringing home medals, says British sprinter
British sprinter Adam Gemili says he is no longer the footballer who "just rocked up to the Olympics" and must compete for medals at Tokyo 2020

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 91 with Ken Rideout
"Many times I’ve woken up and thought, ‘Oh, what can I do to get out of this? Can I fake an injury?’ And then I realize it’s just me. The only person I’m faking is me. The only person I’m lying to is me if I do if I do that. And the same thing with not finishing a race: I’m the only person that I have to answer to. One of the things that Teddy Atlas talks about on our podcast is being a game quitter. It’s much more painful and much more difficult to quit than it is to stick it out and give your best. Cause you have to live with that quit and that failure for a fucking long time. And the pain of suffering through especially a race where someone’s not trying to like, literally kill you. You can do this. And I get up and I find myself going through the motions and it’s almost like I’m on autopilot because in my heart I’m like, ‘No I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to put myself out there. I don’t want to be exposed.” That fear of failing is incredibly powerful for me. But like I said, the pain of not giving your all lasts with me forever and as I said earlier, I’m the only one that cares and I know that, but I care, I care if I fail and I care if I didn’t give 100 percent, and I don’t know, it’s like a mental exercise for me."

(Indian Express) Women in Sport: African athletes seek Indian boost in fight against gender crackdown
London-based Payoshni has made multiple trips to Africa to talk to athletes whose careers have come to a halt due to female eligibility rules — and its previous version, hyperandrogenism guidelines

(Send2Press) Athletics: The Nation’s Largest Track Series For Girls Produces World-Class Athletes and Exceptional Young Women
46th Annual Colgate Women's Games Kick-Off Indoor Track Season as Thousands of Athletes of All Ages Continue Founder Fred Thompson's Legacy

(CBC) Athletics: Rachel Cliff sets new Canadian half-marathon record
4th time she has set a Canadian record in 2019

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(Japan Running News) Athletics: Purdue Over Maeda at Sanyo Ladies Half, Cliff Betters Own Canadian NR

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics launches 2020 indoor tour
Dates, disciplines and scoring info has been confirmed ahead of the fifth edition of the global tour

(Runner's World) Athletics: Is This the Hottest Medal in Road Racing Right Now?
Runners pursuing the "six stars" of the World Marathon Majors seek any way they can find into the events in the series

(NY Post) Running: 84-year-old Canadian completed grueling Antarctic Ice Marathon

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Russia's WADA punishment shows challenges with doping in sport are as real as ever
BBC Sports Personality of the Year highlights the best of sport - but the worst it has to offer remains a problem in the battle with doping

(Keeping Track) Athletics: Meet Marathon lover Obsie Birru
We talk with second place woman and top American woman from the 2019 CIM Marathon. Obise set a 5 minute PR to run 2:30 and talks about her Ethiopian heritage, how she ran a marathon and the 4x800 in one week in college and how she finds joy, gratitude and community in running

(Anchor) Athletics: Laura Thweatt
An episode of Road to the Olympic Trials

(RunRepeat) Athletics: 133 stats on 5K running races in the US

(Reuters UK) Athletics: Kipchoge's new shoes shatter two-hour barrier, fans shun Doha

(NY Times) Women in Sport: This Intersex Runner Had Surgery to Compete. It Has Not Gone Well
Annet Negesa, Uganda’s 800-meter Olympic hopeful, says she was advised to undergo an irreversible surgery because of naturally elevated testosterone levels. Her career has never been the same.

(BBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge named BBC's World Sport Star of the Year
The Kenyan, 35, became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours in October when he completed 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes and 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria

(The Telegraph) Athletics: John Blackie, Dina Asher-Smith's mentor, wins BBC Coach of the Year award at SPOTY
(Express) Katarina Johnson-Thompson boyfriend: Who is the SPOTY 2019 nominee dating?
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is among the contenders for Sports Personality of the Year 2019 - but who is the athlete’s boyfriend?

(Track and Field News) Athletics: RIP: Kiwi Legend Peter Snell
Hall Of Famer Peter Snell was born in Opunake, New Zealand, and died of heart failure just 5 days shy of his 81st birthday in Dallas, Texas. Coached by the legendary Arthur Lydiard, Snell went on to win the Olympic 800 twice (’60 & ’64), the second of them as part of an 800/1500 double. When Snell was 19, Lydiard told him, "Peter, with the sort of speed you’ve got, if you do the endurance training, you could be one of our best middle-distance runners."

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(USATF) Athletics: Youth Produce Stellar Performances at JOXC

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Better than ever! - Boldon expects Williams to improve her times in 2020

(Japan Times) Olympics: News outlets miss pivotal factor in decision to shift 2020 Olympic events

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bor, Chirchir win Kisumu 10km road race

Athletics: History-Maker Eliud Kipchoge Returns To London
Eliud Kipchoge will run the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. Photo credit: Virgin Money London Marathon

(Taiwan News) Athletics: Kenyan runners win Taipei Marathon 2019
Marathon attracted more than 28,000 domestic and foreign runners, a new record for event

(The Guardian) Athletics: This is what it takes to be a gold medal sprinter

Athletics: Zofia Dudek and Josh Methner Capture First-Place Titles at the 41st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals Presented by Eastbay

(Runner's World) Athletics: USATF Club XC Championships Bring Rain, Mud, and Three-peat Champs in Tinman Elite
Katelyn Tuohy nearly wins the women’s race a week after claiming her third NXN title

(BBC) Athletics:Eliud Kipchoge to race at 2020 London Marathon
Kenyan great Eliud Kipchoge will return to racing for the first time since his historic sub-two hour marathon in April's London Marathon
Eliud Kipchoge wins World Sport Star of the Year 2019
Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has been voted BBC Sports Personality's World Sport Star of the Year
(The Telegraph) Eliud Kipchoge interview on Nike, Mo Farah and another assault on the London Marathon
(The Guardian) Eliud Kipchoge: ‘Mo Farah did not fail in the marathon. I respect him’
The Kenyan’s astonishing marathon run in Vienna has helped him defeat a big field to win the BBC’s overseas sports personality of the year award

(WA) Athletics: McSweyn claims Zatopek hat-trick with Oceanian 10,000m record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge honoured in the UK

BMW Dallas Marathon - TX

Zurich Marathon Malaga - Spain

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Richard Pound: Taking off the gloves - Russia called to account

(Toni Ravis) Athletics: Sub 2:10 Bonanza In 2019
The 2019 marathon year is all but complete, and it has been historic, to say the least

(Outside Online) Athletics: 4 Runners on (Barely) Qualifying for the Olympic Trials
At last weekend's California International Marathon, several runners made it by the skin of their teeth

(Yahoo) Athletics: Girl, 11, wins races with unusual running shoes: 'It's a new running shoes design'

(Spikes) Athletics: Refuse to Lose by Shanieka Ricketts
"I’ve always been driven, and I think that’s a good thing"

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sir Peter Snell, New Zealand's athlete of the century, dies aged 80
Snell won three Olympic gold medals in the 1960s - The runner was never beaten in a major global race

(News Hopper) Drugs in Sport: Coe not prepared to risk any action that might imperil clean athletes
Lord Coe says he will not "risk or imperil the careers of clean athletes" and admit Russian track and field competitors to the Tokyo Olympics next year unless he is “absolutely comfortable” they are drug-free

(Runner's World) Athletics:Middle Distance Running Legend Peter Snell Dies at 80
His 800-meter world record from 1962 would have won gold at the Olympic Games in 2008

(The Star) Athletics: Chesir faces stern test at Shenzhen Marathon
In the men's category, Julius Tuwei will be up against Bekele Muluneh is the leading returner in the men’s race

(Irihs Times) Athletics;The super global sports star of 2019: the Nike Vaporfly
Running shoe phenomenon enables Kipchoge and others to rewrite the records boo

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Former Tokyo Marathon winner latest Kenyan to be banned for doping
Another top Kenyan marathon runner has been suspended for four-years, after being found guilty of doping, and two team mates are also facing sanctions following positive tests

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Alexandra Bell hits out at UK Athletics' Barry Fudge after being overlooked for Lottery funding ahead of Tokyo Games
* Alexandra Bell took to social media after she missed out on Lottery funding
* The British runner criticised Barry Fudge, head of endurance at UK Athletics
* Funding is said to be allocated after assessment by a panel, not an individual

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'It isn't about the money; it's about getting a fair trial' - Alexandra Bell accuses British Athletics coaches

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘I didn’t want to be at the Rio Olympics but I’m ready for Tokyo’
The world champion has been revitalised by a move to Montpellier and has put the lows of 2016 and 2017 behind her

(BBC) Athletics: New Zealand three-time Olympic champion Peter Snell dies
New Zealand's three-time Olympic middle distance champion Peter Snell has died at the age of 8

Foot Locker National Championships -San Diego, CA

USATF National Club Cross Country Championships - Bethlehem , PA

Zatopek 10K - Box Hill, Australia

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(Stuff NZ) Athletics: New Zealand athletics legend Sir Peter Snell dies, aged 80

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Why Britain cannot claim moral high ground after London 2012
Few sporting nations are qualified to talk with certainty about the failings of others and, with London 2012 the most dope-ridden Olympics ever staged, Britain is not one of them

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 213: Ann Mazur
Ann Mazur just qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon at CIM!

(NY Times) Athletics: Nike’s Fastest Shoes May Give Runners an Even Bigger Advantage Than We Thought
Anyone who saw Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya break the two-hour marathon barrier in October very likely saw something else, too: the thick-soled Nike running shoes on his feet, and, in a blaze of pink, on the feet of the pacers surrounding him

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Controversial thyroid issue up for debate at meeting of the UK Athletics members' council
* Several athletes concerned about the use of non-banned medication
* Fears some may have been identified as a way of obtaining a marginal gain
* UKA insist treatments have only been suggested when medically necessary
* But some figures around the sport feel there should be a review into the issue

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Marathoner Mary Keitany savours state award

(WA) Athletics: Close clashes expected in Shenzhen, Bekele faces Barsoton in Kolkata

(Mirror) Athletics: EXCLUSIVE Dina Asher-Smith interview: "If something is not fair I will say so"
Britain's world champion sprinter and SPOTY contender is fast becoming one of the most influential figures in women's sport yet she says: "I’m just doing me. You know, smiley, cloud nine, coloured eye shadow, bumbling along..."

(AP) Olympics: Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Overweight' Rudisha racing to be fit for Olympics

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: This was the most popular running shoe at the 2019 London Marathon
According to Strava’s data, these were the shoes to be wearing

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(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport:

(Runner's World) Athletics: 15 Mind-Blowing Race Moments From 2019
From Kipchoge to Kosgei and all of the upsets, records, and victories in between, 2019 was a major year for runnin

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Renee Metivier - I Don’t Think I Can Quit
Carrie chats with USATF Champion Renee Metivier! They chat about overcomin

(BBC) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp: Scottish athlete on importance of smear tests after surgery
Lynsey Sharp may know of friends that have never been for a smear test but, as of this year, the Scottish athlete is well aware of the importance of one

(NewsChain) Athletics: Just how good is Dina Asher-Smith? Meet the man who knows better than anyone else
The person who knows, more than anyone, just how good Dina Asher-Smith is has spoken about coaching the golden girl of British athletics

(AW) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: The greatest
AW’s Steve Smythe takes a close look at the career of the fastest marathon runner in history

Athletics: Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners Raised an Event Record $27.1 Million for Charity in 2019
2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Field Selected Today; Runners Can Still Make an Impact in 2020 by Joining a Charity Team

(EA) Athletics: Europe’s stars make plans for 2020 indoor season

(The Times) Athletics: Dame Kelly Holmes: Alberto Salazar scandal casts cloud over Mo Farah’s medals

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: Great Britain sprint star on coping with the limelight
"If you asked me a few years ago or even last year I would have been 'no, please just don't look at me'," says world champion

(The Star) Athletics: Why Moraa wants to run for Kenyan fans at World U-20 show
Moraa received a standing ovation after leaving fans jubilant two years ago when she beat Alision Brendon and Tresse Reid from Brazil and Jamaica respectively

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Up to 90 Russian track and field athletes currently banned over anti-doping violations
All-Russia Athletics Federation's membership with World Athletics is currently suspended

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: French marathon runner to fight 4-year doping ban

(BBC) Athletics: Wilfred Bungei: Ex-Olympic champion hopes his battle with alcoholism will inspire others
In 2012, Wilfred Bungei should have been celebrating one of the greatest days of his life

(WA) Athletics: The Rise of Road Races in Africa

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: What's next for Russia after four-year ban from major sporting events?M.A<
The case against Russia is complicated, and appealing the four=year ban will be just as tricky

(BBC) Athletics: 'All people see is someone thin winning, but it became a fight against anorexia'
British 100,000m champion Sophie Mullins tells BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar about the eating disorder she says has plagued much of her running career, a battle that has left the 37-year-old also suffering from osteoporosis

(Fox Sports) Drugs in Sport: For every faceless cheating Russian athletics official there’s clean competitors having their careers ruined

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: How WADA hit a high note in Lausanne as President Reedie rides off into the sunset

(Armory Track) Athletics: NCAA Champions, Olympians to Star in Stacked 113th NYRR Millrose Games 3,000m Races

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: BOA demands the ‘fullest possible sanctions’ be taken against Russia
British Olympic Association support calls over Wada ban - Russian speaker suggests country host alternative Games

(Jamica Star) Athletics: Bolt overshadows my career - Blake
(Loop) 'Overshadow': Bolt offers cryptic response to Blake's claim

(Daily Sabah) Athletics: European record-breaker Özbilen targets medal in Tokyo Olympics

(WA) Athletics: Back from illness and injury, James looks ahead to 2020 with optimism

(Forbes Business) Athletics: Nike Vaporfly: IAAF report on competitive fairness not expected until 2020
Controversial sneaker linked to record-setting performances

(Fast Running) Athletics: A Nike hypocrite
Fast Running’s Robbie Britton is an outspoken critic of Nike’s behaviour with regards to doping, but he’s lining up in a pair of Next% next weekend

(Japan Running News) Drugs in Sport: National High School Ekiden Championships Introduces Mandatory Testing for All Athletes

(NY Times*) Health and Fitness:. Marathon Running May Be Good for Your Knees:
Distance running rebuilds the health of certain essential components of middle-aged knees

(The Independent) Athletics:BOA issue ‘full and robust response’ to athletes over sponsorship rights legal challenge
British Olympic Association says it held ‘encouraging conversations’ over the matter, only for ‘ongoing legal tactics’ to require a firm response

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng'etich, Chepkoech set for Sotik showdown

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia ban: Wada doping penalty throws up more questions than answers
In January, British lawyer Jonathan Taylor, the head of the compliance committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency, warned Russia that the "toughest possible sanctions" would be imposed on the country if crucial lab data it had handed over turned out to have been tampered with

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wanda to become title partner of the Diamond League in 2020
The title partnership has been agreed for a ten-year period ending in 2029. Diamond League AG, Wanda and its sports division Wanda Sports Group and the IAAF will work together on the future organisation of an additional annual Diamond League event in China. Furthermore, Wanda Sports Group will work closely with IAAF to create a new annual IAAF event

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'It is nice, really, but it's something that I'm still having to get used to': Dina Asher-Smith wants to use new-found fame to help change the face of athletics after World Championships glory
* Dina Asher-Smith is adapting to life in the public eye after gold medal haul
* The 24-year-old won 200m gold and 100m silver at World Championships
* Asher-Smith has now become the most recognisable face in UK athletics
* The sprinter wants athletes to have bigger say in decisions made within the sport

(Diamond League) Athletics: 2019 Rewind - Long Distance
The long distance events saw a handful of jaw-dropping records and a smattering of surprises as a few athletes got their hands on the Diamond Trophy for the first time in 2019. A look back at how Getnet Wale, Beatrice Chepkoech and co. were crowned Diamond League Champions last season

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(Track and Field News) Athletics: Thoughts On The Diamond League Contraction

(Phil Maffetone) Health and Fitness: More Coffee?
Yes! This delicious drink can potentially enhance physical performance, boost nutrition, and provide many other health benefits, including slowing the aging process

(BBC) Athletics: British Olympic Association 'dismayed' by athletes' legal challenge
The British Olympic Association says it is "dismayed" by the "ongoing legal tactics" of top athletes threatening to sue over sponsorship regulations

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA ITF National Athletes of the Week

(AI) Athletics: Dave Scott-Thomas, coach of Speed River Track and Field Club and The University of Guelph on leave

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Jenny Simpson Reflects on Her Career from High School to 2019, Shares 2020 Plans and Hopes

(Infosurhoy) Drugs in Sport: Russian Anti-Doping Agency is effective, we’ll find a way out of the crisis – RUSADA chief Yuri Ganus

(Stuff NZ) Drugs in Sport: 'Sloppy science and questionable quality control': Why Wada is not fit for purpose

(RT) Drugs in Sport: ‘What did you do to protect us?’ High jump world champion Lasitskene lashes out at Russian sport bosses

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Shock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for doping
Svetlana Romashina, the five-time Olympic champion, says the ban is a ‘blow to the reputation of clean athletes’

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Ask Mario Anything #2
"The first thing I tell athletes who are injured is: Let’s focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. You can’t run, and oftentimes when we’re injured that’s the thing that we focus on, ‘God, I can’t run. This is awful. It sucks.’ And yes, it absolutely does but you can do something in most cases. Ninety-nine percent of people who are injured can do something, so if you can do any of those things that I just described, go and do those and that’s going to give you a sense of purpose, it’s going to help you feel like you’re working toward something, and it’s going to help you either maintain or continue to develop your fitness. If you can’t, maybe it’s a good opportunity to get in the gym and work on becoming a stronger athlete. If the reason you got injured is because there’s weakness somewhere that you hadn’t addressed, then this is your chance to go and address that. And when you are able to get back to running, you are going to have a more solid foundation than you did before you got injured and hopefully won’t get injured again. So the bottom line is focus on what you can do, not what you can’t do."

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Vladimir Putin claims Russia have 'reason to appeal' Wada ban as he suggests punishment is 'political'

(Runner's World) Athletics: Mud, Sweat, Tears—or Are Those Raindrops? Scenes From Nike Cross Nationals
High school national champions emerged from tough conditions in Portland, Oregon

(Williamette Week) Athletics: Hundreds of Nike Employees Stage Walk to Protest Alberto Salazar on Beaverton Campus
Nike rededicated a building to the embattled track coach. That was the last straw for some of its workforce

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: How Much Does Testosterone Really Affect Performance?
Two new books take opposing views on one of the most contentious issues in sports

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?
Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup

(Japan Times) Olympics: Sapporo budgets ¥700 million in road repairs for Olympic events

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Athletics: Boca Native, Georgia Woman Capture Fitteam Palm Beaches Marathon Titles

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Russia accused of 'biggest sports scandal world has seen' after four-year doping ban
Russia have been banned from all major sporting events - including the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup - over the shocking scandal

(BBC) Athletics: Efrem Gidey: From Calais refugee camp to European Cross Country medal
Efrem Gidey won a European Cross Country Championship medal for Ireland on Sunday less than three years after living in a refugee camp in Calais

(The Standard) Athletics: Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang survives road crash >BR>
(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Claims of ‘lynching’ and ‘hysteria’ after Wada bans Russia for four years
Russian PM: ‘Wada decision is anti-Russian hysteria’ - Mariya Lasitskene: ‘I didn’t doubt it could end like this’
(The Telegraph) Wada's own vice-president says drugs ban not harsh enough - but Russians claim they've been treated unfairly

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Rodchenkov casts doubt on innocence of all Russian athletes after data manipulation
Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has questioned how any Russian athletes can prove they are "clean" after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigation found crucial data from the Moscow Laboratory had been deleted and manipulated

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic hopeful Charles Philibert-Thiboutot breaks Quebec indoor 5,000-metre record
Clocks 13:30.79 personal-best in Boston after missing months with right foot injury

Athletics: Elite Winners Elisha Barno and Jane Kibii Heat Up Cloudy CIM
Rainy Start Fails to Deter Olympic Trials Qualifiers Among Nearly 10,000 Registered to Run the Full Marathon

(FloTrack) Athletics: BYU's Diljeet Taylor's Unconvential Path To Coaching Stardom

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here Are the Most Iconic American Races to Add to Your Calendar
Legendary for their course, their history, or simply their name, these races should be on any runner’s bucket list

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Russia Banned From Global Sports for 4 Years Over Doping
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s unanimous decision, if upheld, would exclude Russia from the 2020 Olympics, and the Winter Games and World Cup in 2022

(Hawaii News) Athletics: 2 Kenya natives take first in men’s, women races at Honolulu Marathon

Athletics: Approximately 18,000 Runners Converge In The Streets Of The Alamo City For The 2019 Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half-Marathon

Kenyan and Tulane University cross country star Emmanuel Rotich wins half marathon in 1:04:30; Molly Seidel of Boston, Mass. wins women’s half marathon in 1:10:27 earning a spot in the upcoming U.S. Olympic Qualifying Trials

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Race to Build the World’s Fastest Running Shoe
And the new midsole foam that’s breaking world records—while transforming how we run

(EA) Athletics: Can wins an unprecedented fourth successive senior women’s title
Ingebrigtsen and Battocletti repeat on the hills in Lisbon

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why African Diamond League is long overdue

(RRW) Athletics:Record Run for Ekiru At Honolulu Marathon
Kenya's Titus Ekiru ran the fastest-ever marathon in the state of Hawaii here this morning, handily breaking the course record, and pocketing $50,000 in prize money and time bonuses at the 47th Honolulu Marathon

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Russia to avoid blanket ban on world sport, including Euro 2020, with doubts raised over credibility of Wada's sanctions

(BA) Athletics: Fantastic Five Gold Medals For The British Team At The European Cross Country Championship

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Wada president ‘extremely disappointed’ by allegations of Russian data manipulation
World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee will decide whether to impose fresh sanctions

(Tianna Bee) Athletics: That’s What She Said
"I had surgery two days ago. Because my own damn uterus was trying to kill me"

(WA) Athletics: Jepchirchir wins Saitama Marathon in near record time

(Runner's World) Athletics: Katelyn Tuohy Wins Third Consecutive National Title
She held off a strong challenge to take the NXN crown by less than a second

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Titus Ekiru: How star from Turkana ran away, literally, from poverty

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia doping: Athletes wait in fear of fresh world ban
Russia has become the master of denial in recent years. From military incursions to hacking to assassinations, the Kremlin has sworn blind it's not involved

(LA Times) Olympics: It’s never too early for NBC to prepare for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Aarhus to Valencia: 2019 thrills Cheptegei, relishes Farah challenge

California International Marathon - Sacramento, CA

Honolulu Marathon - Hawaii

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(RRW) Athletics: Three-Peat For Cheserek at Kalakaua Merrie Mile
Blasting away at the gun and leaving nothing to chance, Kenya's Edward Cheserek won his third consecutive Kalakaua Merrie Mile on a picture-perfect morning in Waikiki

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport; Timeline of the Russia doping case

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive interview: Alberto Salazar witnesses had 'death threats not to testify', reveals anti-doping chief Travis Tygart

(Hawaii News) Athletics: 30,000 runners to participate in this year’s Honolulu Marathon
(West Hawaii Today) The Honolulu Marathon a consistently excellent ‘mid-major

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: From Honolulu To The World
The Honolulu Marathon may not be a World Marathon Major, but it is a major world marathon

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jo Pavey: ‘Tokyo 2020 will be my sixth Olympics
The 10,000m runner, 46, talks about being coached by her husband, jogging down volcanoes, being outsprinted by her kids and meeting the Queen

(Runner's World) Athletics: Pacer Wins Abu Dhabi Marathon by 2 Minutes, Takes Home $100,000
Though he was supposed to drop out at 30K, Reuban Kipyego went on to break the tape in 2:04:40

(The Telegraph) Running: Joy of marathon running is mind over matter — or so I'm told by Susannah Gill

(Irish Times) Athletics: Fionnuala McCormack back to front Irish medal hopes in Lisbon
Wicklow woman will make a record 16th appearance in European Cross Country

(The Star) Athletics: Alem praises kenya-Ethiopia rivalry in athletics
lem observed that there is a good reason why a certain areas in Kenya and Ethiopia have produced the best athletes across the world
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago admitted that facilities in the region are in poor state and promised to finish renovations at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in the next 16 to 18 months

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan tradition at Honolulu marathon lives on

(Independent.IE*) Athletics: Eamonn Sweeney: 'Phenomenal Fionnuala proves the only size that really matters is the size of your heart'

(RRW) Athletics: "Comeback Queen" Metivier Eyes Olympic Marathon Trials Standard at 2019 Honolulu Marathon
For any goal, the path to success is rarely a straight line, but that tends to make the journey even more exciting and potentially satisfying. Renee Metivier of Bend, Ore., knows this better than anyone as she readies herself for Sunday's 47th annual Honolulu Marathon here

(Canoe) Drugs in Sport: Russia braces for 4-year Olympic ban over doping scandal
(The Independent) Ukad urges Wada to impose ‘strongest possible sanctions’ on Russia for state-sponsored doping
Wada’s committee recommended Russia receive a four-year Olympic ban, which would rule them out of Tokyo 2020

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(TASS) Drugs in Sport: RusAF’s acting chief says Road Map stipulates initial steps of overcoming doping crisis
Earlier in the day, RusAF announced that it submitted with the Russian Sports Ministry the Road Map regarding a list of proposals from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on the reinstatement of rights of the Russian track and field athletics body with World Athletics

(Gulf Today) Athletics: Reuben Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat win 2019 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

(EA) Athletics: Strong opposition awaits reigning champion Ingebrigtsen in Lisbon
The senior men’s race at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on Sunday (8) always promised to be one of the spectacles of the day and even more so now reigning champion Filip Ingebrigtsen from Norway has fully committed to the championships

(EA) Athletics: On her comeback from injury, Can targets a fourth European cross country title

(AC) Athletics: Two-time national Cross Country champ heads Athletics Canada’s 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup team

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 212: Chris McDougall
Chris McDougall is the author of the wildly popular book "Born to Run."

(RRW) Athletics: Will 28 Seconds Be Enough For A Woman To Win At The Kalakaua Merrie Mile?
Back in 2016 when Honolulu Marathon Association president Jim Barahal decided to bring back a road mile to the Honolulu Marathon Weekend here, he wanted to give the elite section of the event a unique twist

(WA) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Chephirchir to take on Seboka in Guangzhou, Oljira and Jepchirchir face-off at Saitama

(USATF) Athletics: Vin Lananna reinstated as USATF President and Chair of Board

(Newshub) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney reveals cause of injury woes
Pole vault star Eliza McCartney has discovered the cause of a seemingly endless run of injuries since her surprise Olympic bronze medal at Rio three years ago

Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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(Reuters) Athletics: Kenya's Chepkoech eyes fast track to Olympic gold

(Armory Track Athletics: World-Record Holder Keni Harrison Focused On 60m Hurdles in 113 th NYRR Millrose Games She will face former NCAA and Pan American champ Queen Claye, recent World Championships standout Andrea Vargas at The Armory

(Portland Tribune) Athletics: Shelby Houlihan ready to chase Olympic gold

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Intersex ex-athlete Annet Negesa 'relieved and happy' to be granted asylum in Germany

Athletics: World Athletics Championships medalists McLaughlin and Coburn set to return to New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Jan. 25
Scottish 1500m record-holder Jake Wightman to highlight middle-distances at 25th-annual event

(CTolleRun) Women in Sport: Jessie Diggins - Brave Enough
Carrie chats with fellow Minnesotan and Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins! They chat about her new book ("Brave Enough"), her battle with an eating disorder, and, of course, skiing!

(Japan Running News) Athletics: No Consensus Reached on Olympic Marathon Course - Impact on Athlete Preparations Inevitable

(Spikes) Athletics: Focus by Steven Gardiner
Building up to the most important race of the year, it’s good to have no distractions. But sometimes that’s just not possible

(Japan Times) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 organizers move triathlon start times due to concerns about extreme heat

(Reuters) Athletics: Kosgei targets Olympic gold after smashing world record

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport:Russia should get 'tougher' on doping: PM

(The Star) Athletics: Athletes clamour for interpreters at major races
The athletes said the presence of interpreters will help guide them during pre and post-event interviews.

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsens to defend their European cross country titles in Lisbon

(NBC) Athletics: Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic triathlon champion, to focus on track trials

(CBS LA) Athletics: USA Track & Field Star Colleen Quigley On 2020 Olympics & 2016 Olympic Memories

(Reuters) Athletics: Kenya's Rudisha aims to regain fitness, defend Olympic title

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(Reuters) Athletics: Kenya's marathon queen Keitany still hungry for more titles

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU announces cancellation of Cape Town and Antwerp World Cups

(NewsChain) Athletics: Ten fascinating facts you didn't know about GB's golden girl of athletics Dina Asher-Smith to celebrate her birthday

(SCMP) Athletics: Hong Kong Island 10k City Race will test the water for Hong Kong Marathon, say organisers

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Former Kenyan Olympian suffers stroke

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Women's Olympic marathon and all race walks rescheduled
The women's marathon and all race walks at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been rescheduled following an earlier decision to relocate them to Sapporo

(SportBusiness) Triathlon: ITU to hold new Sprint and Team World Championships; appoints RBL for rebranding exercise

(Runner's World) Athletics: New York Running Coach Jimmy Lynch Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Clients
Authorities also say Lynch was reportedly practicing PT and massage therapy without a license

(EA) Athletics: SPAR European Cross Country Championships: facts and figures

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Is Boston Marathon Fundraising Out of Control?
Many nonprofits are requesting five-figure minimums from runners, putting the experience out of reach for some

(BBC) Athletics: Eilidh Doyle: Olympic funding 'takes pressures off' pregnant athlete
Eilidh Doyle says confirmation of her Olympic funding is "massive" as she considers a swift return to athletics after pregnancy

(Reuters) Athletics: Kipchoge to defend Olympic marathon title - if selected

Athletics: Hannah and Woodfine Win Canada Running Series 2019 Titles
The points have been tabulated and Rachel Hannah and Tristan Woodfine have emerged as 2019 Canada Running Series champions. In addition to the prize money offered at individual races the pair collect an additional $3,000 for winning the overall titles. This is the second time for each

(Inside the Games0 Olympics: ITU approves changes in exceptional heat illness prevention guidelines as Tokyo 2020 preparations continue
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has approved guideline changes for exceptional heat illness prevention, a document to be distributed to organisers, athletes and coaches to help them prepare for events such as next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Shoe That Upended the 1968 Olympics
On the eve of the games, the company introduced an innovative new shoe that threatened the track and field record books—and Adidas’s place atop the athletic footwear hierarchy. What happened next was part Cain and Abel, part cloak-and-dagger

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 89 with Jen Rhines
"I think, for me, it’s just if I can help people along the way, that’s great. There isn’t any big thing that I hope to accomplish or be remembered for. A good friend of mine pointed out, ‘When you help someone, you don’t know the ripple effect of that.’ So, if I can help someone, and that helps them do something else that affects a large amount of people, I think I would be happy with that. I think it’s just having good intentions and helping whoever needs my help along the way."

(BBC) Athletics: Lord Coe 'killing athletics' with new Diamond League format - Yohan Blake
World Athletics president Lord Coe is "killing" the sport by taking away disciplines from the Diamond League, says Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Why doping will be criminal in Kenya

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 marathon course set to be among key items discussed at IOC Executive Board
Russia's doping crisis, the sports programme for the 2022 Summer Youth Olympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 marathon course are among the topics on the agenda for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting here this week

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(WA) Athletics: 2019 Review: Middle and Long Distances

Triathlon: Super League Triathlon Returns To Ottawa - Qualifier Event
The Canadian capital welcomes the return of the world’s top triathletes as they set their sights on securing Golden Tickets to the Championship Series

(The Hindu*) Athletics: Yohan Blake severely critical of World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe’s decision to drop certain events from Diamond

(Inside the Games) Athletics:December 1 - the day Mimoun's marathon quest for Olympic gold came good in Melbourne

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Another $150,000 scandal surfaces in the AFN

(NY Times) Endurance Sports: Eating After You Exercise May Provide Added Fat-Burning Benefits
Cyclists who had pedaled on an empty stomach incinerated about twice as much fat as those who had consumed a shake first

(BBC) Athletics: Adam Gemili restored to top level funding by British Athletics
Sprinter Adam Gemili has been restored to the top level Olympic podium funding programme by British Athletics

(BBC) Athletics: European Cross Country Championships 2019: How to watch live on the BBC
The 2019 European Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday in Lisbon, Portugal - and you can watch all the action live on the BBC from 10:00 GMT

(Tri247) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee, Teresa Adam win a record-breaking IRONMAN Western Australia

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(EA) Athletics: Ozbilen smashes European record with 2:04:16 in Valencia Marathon

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Paul Pollock runs fastest marathon by an Irishman in 31 years

Athletics: As The Sun Sets, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Rises To The Challenge: With The Completion Of The 10K And 5K On Sunday, Three Days Of Racing Showcases Singapore To The World
Over 50,000 registered runners from 133 nations go on running tour of Singapore as new era of SCSM begins with three-days of racing

(Runner's World) Athletics: Mo Farah Announces Return to the Track
After two years trying to master the marathon, Mo is trying to get to Tokyo via the track

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Mekuria and Tefera Bring Osaka Into the Game With Course Record Wins

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Dazza Downs Fujimoto For Fukuoka Win

(WA) Athletics: Cheptegei smashes world 10km record in Valencia

(CBC) Athletics: Geneviève Lalonde defends her crown at the Canadian cross-country championships
Mike Tate edges 2-time defending champ Lucas Bruchet in men's 10K
(AC) Lalonde defends title, Tate victorious at the 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: UK Athletics chiefs' held mystery meeting on controversial use of thyroid medication in 2014
* In 2014 UK Athletics called a special meeting with the English Institute of Sport
* The key topic was the controversial use of thyroid medication on elite athletes
* At the time Alberto Salazar, now banned for doping offences, was a consultant
* Thyroxine is not banned and does not require a therapeutic-use exemption

Amica Seattle Marathon - WA

Fukuoka International Marathon - Japan

Osaka Marathon _ Japan

Publix Space Coast Marathon - Cocoa, FL

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