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

(EA) Athletics: Thiam: “I know I can do something big in Tokyo because I’m so much stronger now”
In the fourth episode of European Athletics’ mini-documentary series My Story, Nafissatou Thiam reflects on her career all the way from winning a pot of jam for winning a cross country race in Belgium to winning the European heptathlon title in Berlin

(CTolleRun) Endurance Sports: Tim O’Donnell - Stay In the Game Longer
Carrie chats with World Champion Triathlete and Ironman Champion Tim O’Donnell as part of UCAN’s Stay in the Game Longer series! They chat about how he got started in the sport, how he has continued to improve the older he gets, being married to a 3X Ironman World Champion, training during the pandemic, and much more!

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Dibaba and Gressier win 5km at Cursa dels Nassos in Barcelona

(Footwear News) Athletics: Nike Has Two New Running Shoes Releasing in Early 2021 Made to Reduce Injuries and Help You Run Faster

(Podium Runner) Athletics: The Importance of Running Your Own Race, and a Case Study on How To Do It
How Natasha Wodak executed her impressive return to the marathon to become the 2nd fastest woman in Canadian histor

(The Guardian) Olympics: Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games
Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second time

(WA) Athletics: 2020 review: sprints
As this extraordinary year finally draws to a close, we conclude our look back at the key moments of 2020 with a review of the action in the sprint events

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng'etich out to end year on high note in Spain
* In Italy, five Kenyan women will line up for Boclassic 10-kilometre road race with a different course expected to be used due to Covid-19 restrictions. World 5,000 metres silver medalist Margaret Chelimo leads compatriots who include Janet Kisa, Norah Tanui, Dorcas Tuitoek and Gloria Kite in the city of Bolozano

(Mirror) Athletics: Jemma Reekie targets Olympic glory in Tokyo a year after being second fastest in her house
"Tokyo 2020 was probably 12 months too soon for Jemma, experience-wise. But by July 2021 she will be very well placed to contend for the medals"

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Dibaba and Obiri target 5km and 10km world records in Barcelona
Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba will attempt the women's 5km world record while Kenya's Hellen Obiri will attempt the women's 10km record at the Cursa dels Nassos in Barcelona, Spain on new year's eve

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen: "It’s not running that's our passion, it’s winning"

(AW) Athletics: Donna Fraser recognised in New Year Honours
The former sprinter is made an OBE for services to equality, inclusion and diversity in the workplace

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Sink Steepled Into The Record Book
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Cursa dels Nassos 10K - Barcelona, Spain

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

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Morgan Lake interview: 'I've never had so much time on my hands - and I've realised how beneficial that can be'
A simple change in outlook has meant Britain's biggest high-jump hope has made the best out of a difficult 2020

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Super coach Arch Jelley: Who would nominate a 98-year-old for New Year's Honour?

(NBC Boston) Athletics: 2021 Boston Marathon Still in Limbo Amid Surge in Mass. Cases, BAA Says
The 2021 Boston Marathon was already postponed from its traditional date in April until at least the fall

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why well executed Kip Keino Classic could open more doors for Kenya
* The participation of world champions Hellen Obiri (5,000m), Timothy Cheruiyot (1,500m) and Beatrice Chepkoech (3,000m steeplechase) was a big boost to the competition.
* Other top athletes such as the 2016 Olympics 10,000m silver medallist Paul Tanui and world 800m bronze medallist Ferguson Rotich also competed

(Around the Rings) Athletics: Boston Leg Of World Athletics Indoor Tour Rescheduled

(CBC) Athletics: DeBues-Stafford foresees future track success after quiet 2020 racing season
Record-setting runner says Olympic prep about 'consistency, slowly building intensity'

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir braces up for Friday's BOclassic 10km in Italy
* "I have done well in half marathons and 10km races and I want to maintain this going forward," - Jepchirchir
*Jepchirchir made her debut at the 2019 Istanbul Half Marathon, finishing second in a personal best time of 66:33

(BBC) Women in Sport: How African women's sport grew - despite everything - in 2020
How does one begin to sum up this year?

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Athletics in 2021: Dina Asher-Smith set to shine as Christian Coleman misses out as Usain Bolt successor

(Diamond League) Athletics: 2020: Year of Innovation
As the world ground to a standstill in early 2020, the Olympics were postponed and all major sporting events were put on hold, a summer of top-level athletics seemed little more than a pipe dream

(WA) Athletics: 2020 review: middle and long distance

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Senate passes amended anti-doping law aligned to WADA’s 2021 code
ßenators on Tuesday unanimously passed the Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill 2020 that once assented into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta will see doping athletes face punitive measures including jail terms

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: Georgia Tech’s Taylor Triumphed In 1998
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track & Field Athlete Brenda Martinez Accepts Finding of No Fault

(Bustle) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill On The Woman Who Kickstarted Her Athletics Career

(Fottwear News) Athletics: Adidas Plans to Make 17 Million Pairs of Shoes With Recycled Plastic Waste in 2021 — Here Are Its Other Sustainability Goals

(WA) Athletics: McSweyn breaks Australian all-comers’ record with world-leading 3:50.61 mile

(WA) Athletics: 2020 review: road and cross country

(AW) Athletics: Kelly Holmes: why your struggles can make success so much sweeter
Double Olympic champion is now motivated by helping others through the lessons she learned on the arduous journey to gold at Athens 2004

(RRW) Athletics: Starting in 2021 Women's Results To Come First in RRW
Race Results Weekly, the world’s #1 provider of elite middle and long distance running results and news, will break with decades-old athletics tradition and list the results of women’s disciplines ahead of the men’s beginning with its first newsletter of 2021 on Monday, January 4

(BBC) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei aims for 'amazing' Tokyo double
Joshua Cheptegei has said his focus is on becoming just the eighth man to successfully complete the 5,000m-10,000m double at an Olympic Games

(AW) Athletics: Tony Bowman battles through a tough year
After recovering from heart problems the remarkable veteran sprint hurdler has struggled to train and compete in 2020 and lost his wife to Covid-19 but he refuses to be downbeat

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian ex-athletes with doping past must not run for governmental seats, says minister
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne upheld on December 17 WADA’s (the World Anti-Doping Agency) previous ruling on a number of sanctions against Russian sports

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Tennessee’s Skinner Set Javelin MR In 1970
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(CBC) Athletics: After eclipsing 'mythological' Bubka, Sweden's Duplantis targets pole vaulting gold in Tokyo
21-year-old cleared 6.15m in Sept. to surpass Ukrainian great to enter history books

(Modern Ghana) Athletics: "I want to win gold medals for Ghana again" - Martha Bissah

(RadioFreeEurope) Drugs in Sport:Doping Whistle-Blowers Have No Plans To Return To Russia

(Daily Nation) Olympics: Masked and muted Olympics to dominate crowded 2021 sports calendar
* Organisers have reduced the number of free tickets, scaled down the opening ceremony and made savings on mascots, banners and meals, but so far have cut just $280 million
* They plan to require fans to wear masks, to refrain from cheering and keep their ticket stubs for contact tracing
* The challenge for the organisers is considerable, since the Games bring together 11,000 athletes from 206 countries, accompanied by at least 5,000 officials and coaches, 20,000 media representatives and 60,000 volunteers

(Track and Field News) Athletics: FROM THE EDITOR — What? There’s No 2020 World Rankings?!
IT’S SAD BUT TRUE. As our ’20 coverage ends with this issue, for the first time since the 1946 season you won’t find the definitive World Rankings which have gone such a long way towards defining who we are

(WA) Athletics: 2020 review: hurdles
As this extraordinary year draws to a close, we look back at the key moments of 2020 in each area of the sport. The series continues today with a review of the hurdles disciplines

(Sky Sports) Olympics: Lord Coe welcomes taking a knee at the Olympics and is proud of athletes' stance
World Athletics president says he has no issue if an athlete wishes to take a knee in a medal ceremony or before a competition; current IOC rules forbid any gesture, statement or demonstration that could be construed as religious, racial or political

(Women's Running) Athletics: Dani Jones on Going Pro During a Pandemic
The four-time NCAA champion from the University of Colorado has signed her first contract with New Balance

(The Lilly) Athletics: When the Olympics were postponed, marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk decided to get pregnant. She’s still competing in 2021.
She was the first Black American woman to make the U.S. Olympic marathon team

(AW) Athletics: Coe chronicles: 1976 to 1979 - early senior strides to first world record
In part three of a six-part series on Seb Coe’s career, Steve Smythe looks at his races in the late 1970s

(BBC) Athletics: Armand Duplantis: Pole vault world record holder says he can go higher
Armand Duplantis says that he believes he can go even higher after setting a new pole vault world record in 2020

(NAL) Athletics: Track & field and road racing need sports business professionals
Give the New York Times credit for not burying the lede in their reporting on The Marathon Project. They actually led with the lede - they just didn't know it

(Xinhuanet) Drugs in Sport: China formally criminalizes doping

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Turner Left No Doubt In 800 Meters
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why I Haven’t Raced During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As an elite runner, I'm making tradeoffs by staying home. But I knew I wouldn’t feel safe on a starting line - By Kaitlin Gregg Goodman

(The Star) Athletics: World indoor champion Kipruto hoping for a fruitful 2021 after intense training in 2020
* Two-time world indoor 800m champion Vincent Kipruto is targeting a medal at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics
* Kipruto won the 800m title at Madrid Du Pas and De Calas Lievin indoor meetings this year

(Gulf Today) Athletics: Nuaimi, Mouza take top honours at Ajman Half Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Youngster Cherop keen to meet world record holder Chepkoech
* It is a disappointment for me as an upcoming runner. I was prepared for the competition but it's unfortunate it was postponed - Cherop.
* Tartar, a school that has produced top football players in the country is well known in football but Cherop is optimistic to bring change at the school, to embrace athletics as a sport

(NY Times) Athletics: She Turned 2020 Misery Into a Breakthrough
Sara Hall is a 37-year-old elite marathoner and mother of four. She showed me how years of setbacks can lead to unexpected rewards

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Cheruiyot Won By Slim Margin In 1989
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(AW) Athletics: Coe chronicles - the junior years
In part two of a six-part series looking at Seb Coe’s racing history, we list his competitions from 1971-75

(Inside the Games) Olympics: ROC President suggests folk song to replace banned national anthem at Tokyo 2020
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov, has suggested that a folk song can be used for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics instead of the Russian national anthem, as the nation prepares to compete under a neutral flag at the Games

(AW) Athletics: Amy Hunt looks forward to delayed Olympics
Teenage sprinter began studying at Cambridge University this winter but has stepped up her training with Tokyo in her sights

(Strava) Endurance Sports: Athletes Don’t Quit
2020 has been a test for athletes around the world. For most of us, just getting out the door for a run or a ride (or even doing some yoga in the living room) was an accomplishment and seeing our annual mileage tick up was a small way to measure progress. Some athletes have used the break from races to challenge speed records on iconic trails or secluded climbs. Some have gone even further, supporting their communities through front line work or a push for racial justice. It was a year of challenges to overcome, and there were some accomplishments we'll remember for a long time. Here are some of the standout moments

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Emordi Led Texas Southern 1-2 LJ Finish In 1987
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  December 25, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(AW) Athletics: My greatest race - Ian Stewart
Stewart recounts his march to global glory on the Soussi Racecourse in Morocco when he followed European Indoor gold with a World Cross title a mere seven days later

(AW) Athletics: Who will or won’t be training on Christmas Day?
Some of Britain’s athletics stars share their plans

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: The Marathon Project Delivers The Goods

(BBC) Athletics: Covid-19: Concerns over 'insane' mass start at Cornwall half-marathon
Concerns have been raised over the safety of an "insane" mass start of around 250 runners at a half-marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Anchor Down: Tolbert Set 400H CR In 1997
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian sports chief: National track and field athletes to compete at Olympics in Japan
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin said that "we have accepted our mistakes from the past, elected the new leadership of the All-Russia Athletics Federation and are now actively cooperating about its membership reinstatement"

(AI) Drugs in Sport: RUSADA has “no control” over Moscow Laboratory data, says acting head Bukhanov

(NY Times) Athletics: The Olympics Were Postponed. The U.S. Marathon Champion Got Pregnant.
When the competitive running calendar for 2020 largely disappeared, Aliphine Tuliamuk decided to make lemonade - actually, a baby - out of lemons.

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Reduction in sanctions against Russia highlights need for anti-doping reform

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Rachel Schneider - Connect with My Why
Carrie chats with Rachel Schneider, one of the fastest 10,000-meter runners in US history! They discuss her recent 10,000-meter run (which qualified her for the Olympic Trials and Games), her reasons for running, her coaching style, the importance of meditation, and so much more!

(Runnert's World) Athletics: Your 2021 Virtual Race Calendar
Don’t let the pandemic stop you from training for you favorite distance. Choose your distance and find a race that’s perfect for you

(Philadelphia Enquirer) Athletics: U.S. Olympic track star Ajee Wilson is using the pandemic to get a head start on Philly homeownership

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyan athletics provide reason to smile in gloomy Covid-19 season
* Most sportspersons had to stop doing what they love most as sporting activities were halted to stop the spread of the virus.
* However, Kenyan athletics managed to overcome the challenging period to host the Kip Keino Classic as well as other local races and events
* Kenyan athletes also performed exceptionally in international races

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Spearmon Sprinted Past Stacked 200 Field
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Sky Sports) Athletics: Christian Malcolm: My barriers growing up, pressure of coaching elite British athletes and Tokyo medal hopes
First black British Athletics Olympic head coach Christian Malcolm talks about overcoming barriers; former GB world bronze medallist says coronavirus makes job "very challenging" but top athletes are "feeding off each other" to win Olympic medals in Japan

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 293: Keira D’Amato - 2:22:56, 7th fastest all time American Marathon and 2nd at The Marathon Project
Keira D’Amato placed second at The Marathon Project this weekend in a time of 2:22:56, putting her as the 7th fastest Female American marathoner of all time. She has been on fire this year running an American Record in the road 10 mile in 51:23, a 15:04 5K and a 68:57 half at the Michigan Pro Half

(AW) Athletics: Inspiration award for Ron Hill
Marathon legend receives Vikki Orvice Inspiration Award from the British Athletics Writers’ Association while Jemma Reekie and Jake Wightman are named athletes of the year

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Making the Mundane Meaningful
Our running footprints can make any route special with memories of growing fitness, strength and speed

(BBTM) Athletics: The Best Mile Moments of 2020
Longstanding women’s U.S. indoor Mile record shattered; 11th U.S. high schooler sub-4; two outdoor Masters age group world records; COVID-19 causes cancelled events, limited racing year

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: UK Athletics praised for formally beginning long-awaited push towards gender equality in cross country
Run Equal has successfully campaigned for regional cross country associations to trial equal distances for men and women

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Marathon Project Was a Predictable Thrill
Yesterday's race had incredible times, but it all felt a little too perfectly engineered

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Natasha Wodak’s triumphant return to the marathon
We knew Wodak was great over 10K and 21K, and now she has added the marathon to that list

(Sunday World) Women in Sport: Horrible year for Caster: Runner spent the year in court defending her rights

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Sebastian Coe warns it will be harder than ever to cheat at Tokyo Olympics
Athletics drug cheats will be ‘fearlessly weeded out’, says Coe - World Athletics president says system has restored confidence

(BA) Athletics:Reekie And Wightman Among Winners Of The 2020 British Athletics Writers Association Awards

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Collegiate Record For BYU’s Andersen
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(RRW) Athletics: Pandemic Forces Cancellation of 2021 Millrose Games
The 2021 Millrose Games, the oldest continuously contested indoor track meet in the United States founded in 1908, has been canceled for 2021, organizers said today

(WA) Athletics: On its 35th anniversary, remembering Lopes' historic sub-2:08 marathon

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: This is Congress-driven USOPC 'reform'? A 73-year-old gets one 'athlete' board spot, a 64-year-old another

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 292: Marty Hehir - 2:08:59 for the win at The Marathon Project
Marty Hehir, winner of the Marathon Project for the Men joins me today! Marty ran a huge PR of over two minutes in a time of 2:08:59 yesterday at this race, not only taking the win but also making him the 7th fastest American marathoner of all time

(BBC) Athletics: Advent Answers with Laura Muir
Middle-distance runner Laura Muir faces our Christmas questions on day 22 of BBC Sport Scotland's Advent Answers series

(Dai Sport) Athletics: No Hard Feelings To “English” Jake Smith . . . But He Won’t Keep The Welsh Record

(AW) Athletics: UKA reopens cross-country distance debate
National governing body begins push for gender equality by starting consultation process with clubs and cross country organisers

(The Morning Shakeout) Endurance Sports: Podcast: Episode 140 with Alex Hutchinson
"It’s not just like you can have a bad race because you get too nervous. No. The very essence of, in the middle of a race, you’re asking yourself, ‘Can I maintain his pace? Can I speed up? Can I slow down?’ And that decision, which you’re asking yourself with every stride essentially, is not answered by, ‘I can’t speed up because some physical parameter is maxed out,’ because it’s not—it’s clearly not, you can keep going. Instead, it’s maxed out by your brain’s assessment of how hard you’re going and whether that is something that is sustainable and will get you to the finish line. And so fundamentally, you make that switch that, ‘Oh no, at every point, unless I collapse on the ground, at every point through a race, it’s been my mind that’s deciding whether I can keep going or whether I can speed up or not.’"

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia has led the way in anti-doping activity during COVID lockdowns, says RUSADA acting head
Russian athletes have been more rigorously tested than the vast majority of their competitors around the world during coronavirus lockdowns, according to the acting director general of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Mikhail Bukhanov

(NY Times) Athletics: Runners’ Races Were Canceled. Their Coaches Filled the Void
Coaches and agents were desperate to help their athletes compete in a year void of competition. So they created a marathon themselves, and watched the list of the fastest American marathons times get rewritten

(The Sports Examiner) Drugs in Sport: WADA vs. RUSADA isn’t over; why WADA should appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal right now

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Hook ‘Em, Ivan: Wagner Tied Best HJ Margin
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  December 21, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(ITU) Triathlon: Executive Board agrees to not restart Olympic Qualification before 15 March

(Montreal Gazette) Health and Fitness: Fitness: Are exercise enthusiasts assets in the workplace?
If you’re passionate about fitness, there’s a good chance the enthusiasm spills over into other parts of your life, including work. At least that’s what a team of researchers set out to prove

(Runner's World) Athletics:Sara Hall Becomes Second-Fastest Marathoner in American History at The Marathon Project
She runs a 89-second personal best but misses Deena Kastor’s American record set in 2006
* At The Marathon Project in Chandler, Arizona, Sara Hall set a personal best, running 2:20:32 to win the race. She was on pace to top Deena Kastor’s American record—2:19:36—but fell off in the second half.
* Keira D’Amato and Kellyn Taylor finished second and third respectively, running 2:22:56 and 2:25:22.
* On the men’s side, Martin Hehir won the race in 2:08:59, good enough for seventh on the all-time list of American marathoners. Noah Droddy finished second in 2:09:09, putting him ninth all-time

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Athletes need to understand why Russia is so important to the IOC
CAS leniency is like Great Train Robbers getting community service, but a lesson in realpolitik may concentrate minds

(The Star) Athletics: Nandi winners Yosei, Chelang'at eye world cross, Olympics
* However, junior winners in Nandi, Agnes Jebet (women's 6km) and newcomer Felix Korir (men's 8km), said they have their eyes fixed on the World Under-20 Championships set for August next year
* Yosei won the senior men's 10km title in 30:38.3 ahead of Phenus Kipleting (30:40.3) and Nicholas Kimeli (30:43.2), who completed the podium

(USATF) Athletics: Hall, Hehir ace The Marathon Project and land on U.S. all-time lists

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Ben Preisner, in his marathon debut, hits Olympic standard in Arizona
52 seconds off national record; Wodak hits women's standard at Marathon Project

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Mason’s Muzzio Starred In Decathlon
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  December 20, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: The Marathon Project Delivers Fast Times, Great Racing
In this pandemic year marked by so much pain, struggle and loss, The Marathon Project today in Chandler, Ariz., provided a much-needed high note before 2020 passes into infamy, at least for fans of distance running

(NBC) Athletics: Sara Hall runs second-fastest marathon ever by American woman

(Runner's World) Athletics: A U.S. Track Circuit for Pro Runners Is Launching in 2021. Will You Follow Along?
"It’s pathetic that all the best athletes in America go to a different continent for most of their racing."

(Sportsnet) Athletics: Q&A: Andre De Grasse on what he learned in 2020, what he expects in 2021
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse is himself a brand and a business. That business consists of multiple endorsement deals, charitable foundations and, of course, his day job, competing with the elite 100- and 200-metre runners in the world

(Taiwan News) Athletics: Foreign runners take gold at Taipei Marathon
Paul K. Lonyangata won NT$1.8 million for his first-place finish and record-breaking achievement

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Roesler Dusted The Competition In 2014
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

The Marathon Project - Chandler, Arizona
USATF Webcast - Memebrs Only
Tape Delay on TV: 7:30 pm eastern NBCSN

  December 19, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(EA) Athletics: Mayer scores a world decathlon lead of 8552 points in La Reunion

(The Asahi Shimbun) Athletics: Sprinter Kiryu quick to extoll Asics’ spikeless track shoes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chelangat, Mneria win in Mosoriot
* Athletes just happy to be competing after second leg concludes
* Reigning Kenyan champ said she was just testing her level as she glides past all opposition

(Times Colonist) Athletics: Island marathon star Cam Levins runs for Olympic qualification Sunday in Arizona

(CBC) Triathlon: Written off after Olympic disappointment, Paula Findlay re-emerges as a force
Edmonton native running faster, swimming stronger, and biking better than ever

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Justin Kent’s favourite workout building up to The Marathon Project
The Mile2Marathon coach and soon-to-be marathoner explains why the long run is his favourite part of training

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Tergat, Kioni, Amina read the riot act
* Government warns no room for joyriders, corruption in Tokyo-bound team
* Kioni said lessons have been learnt from the Rio 2016 Olympics fiasco where over Sh88 million was lost in fraudulent deals.
* NOC-K President Paul Tergat also warned officials entrusted with Team Kenya responsibilities against having their hands in the till

(RRW) Athletics: Will D'Amato's Breakout Year Have a Fairy Tale Ending at The Marathon Project?
When 2020 began, Keira D'Amato was hardly a household name in elite running circles

(BBC) Athletics: Amy Hunt column: Shared kitchens, early Christmas & a race up the M1
It's really lovely to be finally home for Christmas after a first term that took a twist that I never saw coming

(NBC) Athletics: The Marathon Project gives top U.S. runners one more race in 2020
For Sara Hall, Jared Ward and Scott Fauble, the year in marathoning didn’t start as they hoped at February’s Olympic Trials. They can end it on a much better not

(WA) Athletics: Mayer and Thomas the overnight leaders in Réunion
Kevin Mayer and Cassandre Aguessy Thomas are the overnight leaders in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, at the Meeting de la Réunion, the opening competition of the 2021 World Athletics Challenge - Combined Events series, in St. Paul on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Fuchs Went Back-To-Back In Shot Put
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Podcast Episode 291: Rory Linkletter – Headed to The Marathon Project
Rory Linkletter joined the Hoka One One NAZ Elite team in 2019 and will be running his second marathon this weekend at The Marathon Project!

(BBC) Athletics: Hellen Obiri: 'Wavelight is the same as doping'
In October two long distance world records were broken at a specially organised event making use of Wavelight technology to help pace the athletes

Athletics: Grandma’s Marathon Voted To Bibrave’s All-Decade List
Longtime Duluth Race Named "Top 20 of the Decade"

(The Star) Athletics: Kandie, Kiplimo to renew rivalry in Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon
* Kandie and Kiplimo are fast becoming rivals in the 21km race having faced off several times this year
* Other entrants include Alexander Mutiso Munyao, Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew, Japan-based Bedan Karoki and Stephen Kiprop
* In the women's category World Half Marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir will battle against World marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei and 2019 World marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: RUSADA officials claim victory in doping case against WADA after CAS verdict
Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Supervisory Board chairman Alexander Ivlev has welcomed the ruling in its case against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), claiming the verdict shows the organisation was right to appeal the initial sanctions

(USATF) Athletics: Hutchins, Moore earn USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(BBC) Athletics: David Rudisha: Yet to decide on Tokyo Olympics
Kenya's David Rudisha says he is yet to decide whether he will try and win a third straight 800 metres Olympic title in Tokyo next year

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Lord Coe: Cut out the funding squabbles, we need community sport just as much as elite - it's all too easily forgetten that Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill weren't born with Olympic medals around their necks
* Elite athletes first cut their teeth and develop skills in community sport and clubs
* A good sports policy is a good health, education, and economic policy
* And yet, all too often our politicians fail to recognise this connection
* We must, and can do better to help sports facilities and get kids playing sport

Runner's Web Digest - December 18, 2020

(CBC) Athletics: The Marathon Project: 'Time is now' for Canadians to take shot at Olympic standard
Kent, Preisner excited for event debut while Levins ready to lower national record

(The Star) Athletics:Chebet keen to join Olympics team after Valencia exploits
* Chebet edged out experience marathoners like Boston and Chicago Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono for the title.
* Amos Kipruto, who has dominated in many marathons across the world, was named alongside Eliud Kipchoge and Lawrence Cherono in the Olympic Games marathon team

(RRW) Athletics: A Win Would Mean More Than A Fast Time to Fauble At The Marathon Project
When Scott Fauble lines up for Sunday's The Marathon Project in Chandler, Ariz., scoring a fast time will only be at the back of his mind

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile and 5K Run-Walk Rescheduled for September 12, 2021
Runner’s Rite of Spring® moves to Fall with plans to bring in-person running back to National Mall; Virtual Runs will be held during National Cherry Blossom Festival in April

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Focusing on mental health has reassured me that I am leaving no stone unturned in quest for Toyko success
Psychology and mindset are so important for an athlete, especially this year with the impact of Covid-19 and a deferred Olympic Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Bubble training camp' proposed for Tokyo-bound Team Kenya
* NOC-K and the ministry also agreed to review the Tokyo Olympics budget before the Christmas break so that it's discussed in next month's Steering and Central Management Committee meetings
* Team Kenya will hold its pre-Olympics training camp in Kurume City two weeks ahead of the Games' official opening on July 23
* NOC-K and the government also agreed to create "bubble training camps" for Olympic teams in adherence to Covid-19 protocols and precautions

(GulF News) Athletics: RAK Half Marathon field swells further
Top runners expected to deliver fast pace at February race in Ras Al Khaimah

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: USADA Chief Blasts 'Watered Down' Sanctions Imposed On Russia

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Focus On The U.S. Women’s 100 Hurdles Scene

(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: Rodchenkov lawyer slams 'nonsensical' Russia doping ruling

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Emily Sisson - My Confidence Is Back
Carrie welcomes Emily Sisson back to the show! They discuss her recent attempt at the American record for the half marathon (and how she missed it by one second!), how that will fuel her going forward, what she wants for Christmas, why they find royalty interesting, Taylor Swift, and much more!

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport; Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics
Court of arbitration for sport cut Wada ban to two years - Russian athletes cannot compete under country’s flag

(USATF) Athletics: Additional USATF events postponed due to Covid-19

(The Star) Athletics: We need more sprint coaches, says athletics legend
* Sprints legend Lydia Stephens says that Kenya can improve in the sprints category by training more coaches with the technical know-how
* She has identified North Nyanza and Coast regions as hotbeds of budding sprinters
* Stephens, born in Mombasa, was among Kenya's first three female Olympians at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City

(RRW) Athletics: The Marathon Project Gives Elite Atletes A Lifeline During The Pandemic
Against the backdrop of a global pandemic which is generating over 200,000 new COVID-19 cases every day in the United States alone, 54 men and 44 women will mask-up and travel carefully to Chandler, Ariz., to compete this Sunday at The Marathon Project, a one-off elite-only marathon which will be held on the Gila River Indian Reservation

(Citius Mag) Athletics: The Marathon Project Is Upon Us
Hear the latest from Scott Fauble, Sara Hall, Cam Levins and some of the pros running in this weekend's Marathon Project in Chandler, Arizona

(ESPN) Health and Fitness: Americans exercised more in 2020, according to a data tracking service
Strava - an internet service for tracking exercise - reviewed data from more than 73 million users in 2020 and found an upswing in usage

(Runner's World) Athletics: Will We See an American Record Fall at The Marathon Project?
Dozens of top athletes are racing in the first major marathon on U.S. soil since the Olympic Trials

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Keni Harrison Looking For Championships Golds
She has racked up an impressive 14 Diamond League wins, but Keni Harrison is pointing towards her first major international gold

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Surprise! Brown’s Win Sent Texas A&M To Title
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Gulf Today) Athletics: World record holders Kandie, Yeshaneh to take part in RAK Half Marathon

(Sports Mole) Athletics: Kelly Sotherton wants Birmingham to host World Athletics Championship
Kelly Sotherton wants to see Birmingham bid to host a future athletics world championship after getting a look at progress on reconstruction of the Alexander Stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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

(Runner's World) Athletics: A U.S. Track Circuit for Pro Runners Is Launching in 2021. Will You Follow Along?
"It’s pathetic that all the best athletes in America go to a different continent for most of their racing."

(Citizen SA) Women in Sport: ‘It’s nothing personal’ – Coe denies targeting Semenya
Despite World Athletics receiving widespread criticism for its stance, Coe maintains that DSD rules are aimed at protecting the women’s category in athletics

(Spikes) Athletics: The Athletes' Voice by Renaud Lavillenie
"I’ve spent many years at the top level of our sport. A lot has changed during that time, but 2020 has been a year of drastic changes for a lot of reasons."

(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: I'm not sure Russian doping issue can be resolved in 'near future', says World Athletics chief Coe

(Diamond League) Athletics: Best Of...Sifan Hassan
After her astonishing quadruple of two Diamond Trophies and two World Championship gold medals in the autumn of 2019, the Dutch middle distance was one of the stars of the season once again this yea

(The Guardian) Endurance Sports: Women behind huge increase in running and cycling in 2020
Fitness app Strava releases global figures for the year - 108% rise in median activities of women aged 18 to 29 in UK

(Tallahassee Democrat) Athletics: Was it the super shoes or the COVID-19? World records falling fast

(Outside Online) Olympics: The Inherent Dilemma of Olympic Protest Rules
Can the IOC create an internationally applicable code of conduct for Olympic protest?

(AI) Athletics: Athlete Interview: Scott Fauble The Marathon Project, Boston and movies
"I am of the opinion that resumes don’t matter when the race is happening, so I don’t really care about anyone in the race’s credentials. We’re racing. I am not going to help anyone. I am trying to win. I’m sure the front group will be full of people I consider friends — Jared, Martin Heir, Noah Droddy, Scott Smith, Rory Linkletter — but if I have a shot to win, if I am in the lead group at 23 miles, I’m gonna try to crush those guys and they’ll be trying to do the same. We can be friends again after the race." "

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Coleman Cruised To The Bowerman In 2017
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championship

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(RunRepeat) Health and Fitness: How Will Gym Members Stay Fit in 2021 [Hint:Not the Gym]

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan Legends call for clean sport as AK turns 70
* Tata-Muya, the youngest ever Kenyan to compete at the Commonwealth Games (1974), said they never used supplements or went to the gym, but performed well setting national records that are yet to be broken.
* "We consumed natural foods, trained well and respected our coaches," said Tata-Muya, who still holds the 400m hurdles national record
(Track and Field News) Athletics: Jenna Hutchins Emerges As The Fastest HS 5000 Runner Ever
Still only 16, Jenna Hutchins replaced Katelyn Tuohy as HSR holder by running 15:34.47

(FootWear News) Athletics: Here’s When Lululemon Will Launch Its First-Ever Shoe Collection

(CBC) Athletics:The Marathon Project could yield 'national records, tons of personal bests'
Race director Ben Rosario proud to give athletes chance to achieve goals in pandemic

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 139 with Knox Robinson
"I started to wonder decades later if running for me was the first time that I had ever had facts ascribed to my name. And I wonder if being lied about and called racial epithets from a young age and to know from age 4 or 5 that I’m living in a society that speaks of you in a way that you know is not accurate and you know is not who yourself to be. And so for an entire lifetime of people lying to you and lying about you, saying you did something that you didn’t do, saying that you were someplace that you weren’t, somebody saying or assuming you would do something or had done something that had never even entered your mind. I think running, and getting times, for the first time, for me, as a teenager, was the first time that I ever had experience with facts, you know what I mean? You can’t lie about your time. You can’t lie about your race. It’s there in the newspaper, in the results section, and I think that that experience was so intoxicating to me, that like, you could call me whatever you want, and you could say all these racist stereotypes about black people you want, but you can’t never say that Knox Robinson didn’t run 9:41 on a Tuesday night."

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'No circumstances' under which Olympics will be cancelled: Tokyo governor
* A poll released Tuesday by national broadcaster NHK found just 27 percent of respondents support holding the Games next year, with 32 percent backing cancellation and 31 percent favouring a further postponement.
* Koike said she believed that would change, pointing to the extensive virus countermeasures that have been drafted by the government, Tokyo and Olympic organisers

(The Star) Athletics: Eldoret City seeks bronze label status after Abbot recognitio
* With the race set for April 11, 2021 following the cancellation of 2020 edition due to coronavirus pandemic, Tanui said they have been recognised by the World Marathon Majors and they are hoping to the get the bronze label next season.
* Uasin Gishu county governor Jackson Mandago, who is the race patron, said they did well in the last edition and they want to take the event to the next level

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runners in favour of Diamond League changes for 2021 season
'I'm glad World Athletics chose to listen and adapt,' says sprinter Aaron Brown

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jenna Hutchins Adds to Her Record Collection, Breaking the U20 5K Record
She now has fastest U20 5K time in American history on an outdoor track

(ESPN) Running: In 30 for 30 The Infinite Race, filmmaker digs deep into Mexico Indigenous group's running culture
In The Infinite Race, director Bernardo Ruiz finds that resistance and survival are at the heart of the Tarahumaras' centuries-old tradition to run long distances barefoot.

(AW) Athletics: Great moments - Kelly Holmes’ dream double
Part of a series on the greatest moments in the 75-year history of AW, Dame Kelly Holmes casts her mind back 16 years to the pinnacle of her career - the 800m and 1500m victories she achieved at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games

(The Marathon Project) Athletics: The Marathon Project Announces Brooks Running as Official Footwear & Apparel Partner

(Track and Field News) Athletics: A Comeback for Dawn Harper Nelson Delayed
If Dawn Harper Nelson makes it to Tokyo, it’ll be 13 years after her Beijing gold instead of 12

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Blanford Blitzed 100H Record Book
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Women's Running) Athletics: Rachel Schneider Talks About Moving on Up in Distance
In her first attempt at racing the 10,000 meters, Schneider revealed her strength while unleashing her kick

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Eight Russian track and field athletes included in 2021 World Athletics doping pool
The above-mentioned eight athletes were also listed earlier in the year in the extended doping pool of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency

(3WireSports) Olympics: Does anyone at the USOPC realize there's a world out there beyond the 50 states?

(NBC) Athletics: How Tommie Smith went from the Olympics to the NFL

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Andrea Seccafien wins Australian half-marathon in 1:11:39
She fell short of beating her own Canadian record, but Seccafien smashed the rest of the field at the Launceston Running Festival

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Quarantined Kenyans prep for Taipei Marathon on treadmills
* Two Kenyans, former Paris Marathon champion Paul Lonyangata and Elisha Rotich, are among 12 foreign athletes invited for the race that is classified as Bronze Label by the World Athletics
* Rotich said each athlete is training in their rooms and organisers are taking good care of them
* Lonyangata said he is looking forward to a good race despite the strict measures to curb the spread of the virus

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: AK to honour Kenya’s pioneer athletes at 70th anniversary
* Kenya’s founding athletes will be the focal point when Athletics Kenya (AK) commemorates 70 years of its existence on Tuesday.
* The event will also culminate in the unveiling of a new name and logo for the second time since the inception of the federation in 1950.
* The federation was established in 1950 initially as the Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA) before it rebranded to the current name in 2002

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Rhoden Keeps Historic Company
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Time) Women in Sport: Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill That Would Ban Trans Women and Girls from Female Sports

(AW) Athletics: Great moments - Coe vs Ovett in 1980
Our series on the greatest moments in the 75-year history of AW continues with the Moscow Olympics middle-distance clash of clashes

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Toyota to sponsor Legacy Triathlon on Los Angeles 2028 course
Toyota is to sponsor the Legacy Triathlon, an event held on the proposed course for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles

(USATF) Athletics: Six USATF Future Stars crowned national champions on first day of JOXC

(CGTN) Athletics: World Athletics boss Coe hopeful things to return to normal in 2021

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian athletes responsible for most anti-doping rule violations in 2018, according to new WADA data
Athletes from Russia have taken over from Italians as those responsible for the most confirmed anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), according to new statistics made public by the World Anti-Doping Agency

(Glasgow News) Athletics: Sarah Inglis laughs off being mistaken as an American at Marathon Project in Arizona
Sarah Inglis laughs at the irony at being mistakenly listed as an American by the organisers of the Marathon Project in Arizona where she will complete her first official 26-miler just before Christmas

Triathlon: In Italy, EagleXman Triathlon Extreme Is Born!
Flipper Triathlon team and Sport For You Ltd are proud to announce that eagleXman extreme triathlon is born!

(Canadian Running magazine) Athletics: Rachel Cliff is out for Marathon Project on Dec. 20
The former Canadian record holder has been dealing with tendinitis and doesn't want to jeopardize her build-up for Toky

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Analysis: The Wavelight Effect - Part II
Why has moving-light technology had such a revolutionary impact? Doesn’t the runner still have to do the fundamental physical job of running the distance at record speed? Of course, but running records has never been just about the physical capabilities; it has always been a test of several other skills

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: "Kori Monster" Crushed 400H CR In 2013
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Outside Online ) Athletics: Scott Fauble Seeks Redemption at the Marathon Project
After finishing a disappointing 12th place at the 2020 Olympic Trials, he is looking to close out the year with a big win

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Bermudian-born Jake Smith breaks Welsh half-marathon record
Bermudians can claim a connection to Welsh half-marathon record-holder Jake Smith...he was born here 22 years ago

(Daily Nation) Athletics: President Uhuru fetes athletics icon Catherine Ndereba
* The duo were awarded for their outstanding performances in athletics that have helped cement Kenya’s sports prowess in the world.
* In 2008, Ndereba was described by Chicago Tribune sportswriter Philip Hersh as the greatest women's marathoner of all time having won two Olympic silver medals

(NBC) Athletics: Berry’s protest helped spark change. It still cost her

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 marathon test event in Sapporo scheduled for May
A test event for the Olympic marathon in Sapporo is now due to take place during the Hokkaido-Sapporo Marathon Festival on May 5

(Newark Advertiser) Athletics: Amy Hunt, 18, of Newark, named Athletics Weekly’s British junior female athlete of the year

(MileSplit) Athletics: Jenna Hutchins Breaks American U20 Outdoor 5K Record
The Tennessee native, 16, broke her third national record in less than six months, ushering in an exceptional performance in South Carolina for 5,000 meters

(RRW) Athletics: World Athletics Gave Member Federations Flexibility on New Shoe Rules
On July 28 World Athletics announced amended regulations governing competition shoes.

(WA) Athletics: Five decades on from podium salute, 1968 Olympic 200m medallists Smith, Norman and Carlos continue to inspire

(CBC) Athletics: Athletes must take their place in vaccine queue, says IAAF boss
Sebastian Coe says 'there is cast-iron determination to stage Tokyo Olympics'

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: WADA tries to calm concerns from athletes over Covid-19 vaccine
Athletes such as Tully Kearney fears the Pfizer vaccine currently being rolled out across Britain could breach anti-doping rules

(AW) Athletics: In praise of the European Cross Country Champs
Dublin was due to stage the 27th Euro Cross this weekend but after its cancellation due to coronavirus we take a jog down a particularly muddy memory lane to celebrate one of the best events on the calendar

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: “Moon” Rose To Occasion In High Jump
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(TheMarathonProject) Athletics: Jared Ward joins The Marathon Project Field
The Rio 2016 Olympian has a personal best of 2:09:25 and is now the fifth sub-2:10 athlete in the race

HeelStriker954) Athletics: Interview with Karisa Nelson
Karisa Nelson grew up in Brewton, Alabama, a small town of only 5,200. She ran her first race when she was eight years old, winning her age division with a time of 26:00

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Analysis: The Wavelight Effect - Part I.
Letesenbet Gidey had nothing but electronics for company over the last 5 laps when she broke the 5000 World Record in Valencia

(EA) Athletics: European Athletics launches 'My Story' athlete documentary mini-series
European Athletics has launched a new six-part documentary mini-series entitled My Story, based on exclusive interviews conducted with some of European athletics’ biggest star names

(AW) Athletics: Great moments - Bannister’s sub-four mile
As part of our series on the most momentous occasions from the past 75 years to celebrate the diamond anniversary of AW, we look back on the first sub-four-minute mile

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 290: Rachel Schneider - 31:09 at the Track Meet & 8th Fastest All Time American
Rachel Schneider just won the 10,000m at the Track Meet in a time of 31:09 making her the 8th fastest American to ever run that distance. It’s been a long time since Rachel last raced and in this episode she shares with us what her mindset was going into this race. Her perspective on running, racing and life in general is refreshing and beautiful

Online Runner's Web Digest for December 11, 2020

(Mirror) Athletics: Seb Coe confident Olympics will go ahead as Tokyo organisers have "cast-iron will" to deliver Games
President of World Athletics calms fears for Japan showpiece following yesterday's postponement of World Indoor Athletics Championships

(NDTV) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Route Approved For Relocated Marathon
The Tokyo Olympics are now due to open in July 2021, and officials are insisting they will go ahead even if the pandemic is not under control.

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed - Nanjing to host in 2023
Nanjing will host the World Athletics Indoor Championships in 2023 after the 2021 event was postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

(Sk USOPC won't sanction athletes for kneeling, raising fists at Tokyo Olympics
The previous rule most famously led to the ouster of US medallists Tommie Smith and John Carlos from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City after the sprinters raised their fists on the medals stand to protest racial inequality in the United States y Sports) Olympics:

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Confident Ngeno Dominated Distances
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics team has 'cast-iron will' for 2021 event, says Sebastian Coe
World Athletics president confident Games will happen in 2021 - Daily coronavirus cases in Japan reached record level this week

(USATF) Athletics: USATF extends partnership with Toyota
Toyota will remain the “Mobility Partner of USA Track & Field” as the two extend their partnership, USATF and Toyota announced today

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: USATF Foundation Sponsorship of The Track Meet Fosters Competition for Athletes to Attain Olympic Standards

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jon Dunham - Enjoy The Run
Carrie interviews Jon Dunham! Jon is the man behind some of the best running movies out there, including Spirit of the Marathon and Boston: The Documentary (narrated by Matt Damon!). In this episode, they chat about his running, his filmmaking, his love of the sport and the community, and his projects going forward

(Dyestat) Athletics: D'Amato Keeps Moving Forward With An Eye On Marathon Project To Complete Incredible 2020
D'Amato Looks To Rebound From Missed Opportunity At Sound Running Track Meet Thanks To Support At Home, Work-Life Balance

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Celebrating athletes who ensured 2020 wasn’t a lost year
The likes of Ciara Mageean have made history as attentions turn to Tokyo Olympics

(Podium Runner) Athletics: 4 Ways to Reduce Stress on Sore Knees
These four strategies will help reduce strain and impact and let you keep running as you deal with knee issues

(AW) Athletics: Seb Coe impressed by British 800m men
Former world record-holder believes Daniel Rowden, Jake Wightman and others are on the right track to succeed at the highest level

(RTE) Athletics: Next year's World Indoor Championships pushed back to 2023
The 2021 World Indoor Championships in Nanjing have been pushed back until 2023, athletics' international governing body has announced

(NY Times) Olympics: The 100-Year Dispute for Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Golds
Thorpe was stripped of his medals in 1912, and named co-champion in 1982. Now, a movement has been renewed to award Thorpe his titles as his ow

(SlowTwitch) Drugs in Sport: Why IRONMAN Has an Anti-Doping Program

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Christina Clemons Had A Long Road Back
Christina Clemons hopes the third time is the charm at the Olympic Trials

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Watkins Flew To All-Conditions Meet Best
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Outside Online) Running; This New Film Debunks the Tarahumara Myth
‘The Infinite Race’ examines the complicated relationship between ‘Born to Run’ and the runners the book made famous

(The Marathon Project) Athletics: USATF and The Marathon Project partner to broadcast event live
The December 20 race in Chandler, Ariz. featuring world-class fields will be shown live on USATF.TV and in primetime on the NBC Sports Network

(VeloNews) Cycling: Olympic Games to reach equal gender participation for 2024 event
Paris Games to host equal numbers of male and female cyclists in 2024, with 90 athletes from each sex participating in road events

(AW) Athletics: Jake Wightman’s wise words
Following a steady upward curve of improvement is paying off for the Commonwealth and European medallist. It’s an approach he would recommend and hopes will bear fruit at a global championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA National Indoor T&F Athletes of the Week

(NY Times) Athletics: I Achieved My Wildest Dreams. Then Depression Hit.
I’d spent my life training for the Olympics, but I wasn’t prepared for what came next - By Alexi Pappas

(Capital FM) Athletics: Top Kenyan marathoners treated for a fully paid holiday
Kenya’s 2020 London Marathon podium finishers led by World Record holder Brigid Kosgei have been handed a five-day holiday to key attraction sites in the country thanks to the Kenya Tourism Board

(The Star) Athletics: World 21km recordholder Kandie eyes Olympics 10,000m title
* Kandie plans to compete in 10,000m at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics
* He has run 10,000m before in training but has never taken the race seriously
* He is also planning to smash his own world half marathon record

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Anju Bobby George's stunning revelation leaves sports fraternity bewildered
Olympian says she achieved success and reached the top with a single kidney

(Daily Nation) Athletics: New headache for Kenyan Olympic selectors
* Jepchirchir said the Olympics postponement presented a great opportunity for her to seek a ticket in the marathon team even though AK had already named the team.
* "I wanted to run 2:17 in Berlin to have a chance at the Olympics but the race was canceled. I am thank God it still did it in Valencia and I hope my case will be considered," said Jepchirchir, who intends to lower her personal best to 2:15 or 2:14 in some of the world marathon majors next year

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA InfoZone: Records and Lists

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Kent State Hammered Out 1970s Throwing Titles
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(AW) Athletics: Seb Coe’s views on the shoes
World Athletics president says recent records are not entirely down to carbon fibre-plated shoes and that technological advancements are nothing new

(Track and Field News) Athletics: eb Coe’s Pandemic-Year Analysis
The World Athletics President held forth on the 2020 season—challenges, issues and achievements—and plans for 2021

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Marathoning 2020
Lots of news coming out of Valencia, Spain yesterday with a new world record in the men’s half marathon, 57:23 by Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie, and four men in total busting through the old mark of 58:01. But that’s not what I found most interesting about Valencia 2020

(Women's Running) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk: Pregnant and Training for the Olympics
When 2020 went sideways, the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials winner decided to pursue another dream

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Ben Flanagan's win in half marathon debut a boost to Olympic pursuit
Former Michigan star, 2018 NCAA champion wants to race 5,000 or 10,000m in Tokyo

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 138 with Chris Miltenberg
"If you’re going to be a good coach, you have to believe you’re really good, right? You have to balance humility with confidence. You have to believe you’re really good. And I hope this doesn’t sound arrogant, but I believe I’m really good. And so, even then I did, even when I was uncertain, so I also did have this false sense of like, ‘Well, they’ve got to hear from me. I’ve got the answers. They’ve got to hear from me.’ None of that matters if you’re not building a connection with each of them every day. I think a lot of it was when I was young, man, [it was] ‘I’m going to put my stamp on this, this is what we’re going to do.’ I wish I could go back and have actually enjoyed it more."

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Exclusive: World Athletics chief executive admits "too many changes" to Diamond League now balanced out
on Ridgeon, chief executive of World Athletics, has admitted that too many changes at once were proposed to this year’s original Wanda Diamond League programme, but he believes the balance for next year is correct

(BBC) Athletics: Jake Smith: Welsh half-marathon record holder pledges allegiance to England
Long-distance runner Jake Smith has switched allegiance to England - six weeks after breaking the Welsh half-marathon record

(Fox Sports) Athletics: Four men smash world record wearing new Adidas ‘super shoe’

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Study suggests IOC adjustment period for trans women may be too short
Trans women retain a 12% advantage after two years - Testosterone levels remain higher even after suppression

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Simply Divine: Oduduru Sprinted To History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Shun prohibited substances, young athletes told
* Loice Wangui, an athlete from Nyandarua, said the seminar has opened up her mind as she now understands the effects of doping.
* We have been taught a lot about doping and its negative effects in the life of an athlete. I have also learnt that doping leads to bans which will shatter your dreams,”said the Form three student

(AW) Athletics: No cross country at Paris 2024
Cross-country running’s long wait to make its Olympic comeback continues, while 50km race walk could be mixed sex in four years’ time

(AW) Athletics: Great moments - Zatopek’s zenith
Part of a series on the most momentous occasions from the past 75 years to celebrate the diamond anniversary of AW, Euan Crumley reflects on the legendary Czech’s astonishing Olympic hat-trick in 1952

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans reign supreme at Valencia Marathon
* Kandie smashed the previous world record of 58:01 by Geoffrey Kamworor to win the half marathon race in Valencia.
* Half marathon record holder Jepchirchir clocked a personal best of 2:17:16 to beat former world record holder Jepkosgei to the finish line.
* Chebet upset Boston and Chicago marathon champion Lawrence Cherono at the tail-end of the men's marathon

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia critical of US politicisation of sport after passing of Rodchenkov Act
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has claimed it will be necessary to take steps to minimise the risks posed to his country's athletes by the Rodchenkov Ac

(Edmonton Sun) Triathlon: Edmonton's Paula Findlay wins $100,000 Daytona triathlon

)France24) Athletics: No Valencia half-marathon for Ethiopian star Gidey, blocked by conflict

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: One of 32 Siblings, Aliphine Tuliamuk Prepares to Start Her Own Family
As one of 32 kids, long distance runner Aliphine Tuliamuk is familiar with what it takes to raise a family. And with the Tokyo Games postponed, it was the perfect time to start her own

(EA) Athletics: Lamdassem breaks Spanish record with 2:06:35 in the Valencia Marathon
Ayad Lamdassem rolled back the years to break the long-standing Spanish record in the Valencia Marathon on Sunday (6), leading five Spaniards under the 2:10-barrier on home soil

(WA) Athletics: Kandie credits hero Paul Tergat with inspiring him to world record

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: It’s time the Olympics enforced human rights
This week’s damning report by Human Rights Watch on the abuse of female track and field athletes from Africa and Asia should be an urgent wake-up call to the International Olympic Committee that moral suasion is no longer enough

(The Star) Athletics: Prodigies keen to fly Kenya's flag in U-20 world championships
* Lemana and Masindet were among the athletes who broke no sweat during the Athletics Kenya World U20 Pre-trials at the Nyayo Stadium on November 20.
* Since then, Mumo - a Kenya Defense Forces officer - has been hard at work, moulding the two middle-distance runners in an effort to beat the best out of them and usher them into international glamou

(The Guardian) Athletics: World Athletics to allow 'prototype' shoes as Kandie breaks 58 minutes for half marathon
Kenyan shaves 29 seconds off existing record in Valencia - New technology to be permitted outside major championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Rice’s Cavanaugh Ruled The NCAA Shot
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Runners Take Advantage of a Rare Race to Nab Olympic and Trials Standards—and PRs
For many pro athletes, The Track Meet was their first true race in months

(KyodoNews) Athletics: 23-year-old Yoshida wins Fukuoka International Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Men’s World Half Marathon Record Is Shattered in Valencia
In the women’s race, Emily Sisson comes oh-so-close to the American record

(Daily Mail0 Athletics: World Athletics U-turn on prototype footwear ban and confirm that ALL shoes can be used in competition if they comply with technical specifications
* World Athletics initially tried to control technological advances in new shoes
* But the governing body have now reversed their decision and scrapped that plan
* Jessica Ennis-Hill's former coach Toni Minichiello was one to criticise the move

(RT) Athletics: Shoe wars: Kenyan athlete SMASHES half-marathon record as ARMS RACE between sneaker brands takes center stage

(RRW) Athletics: World Half-Marathon Record Smashed In Valencia
The much-anticipated 40th edition of the Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Elite Edition more than lived up to the pre-race hype, delivering super-fast times in both the marathon and accompanying half-marathon
(RRW) Athletics: Near-Record for Sisson At Valencia Half
While Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie's pending world half-marathon record of 57:32 at today's Valencia Half-Marathon deserves the headlines, America's Emily Sisson nearly set a record of her own

(WA) Athletics: Amendment to development shoe rules in international competitions

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: I am a healthy, talented runner — will the Olympics let me compete?
The Human Rights Watch report makes it clear I and other women are being crushed by the soft fingertips of World Athletics' iron fist

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Award: Armand Duplantis & Yulimar Rojas named athletes of the year
World record holders Armand Duplantis and Yulimar Rojas have been named male and female athletes of the year at the World Athletics Awards

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Brown Soared To HJ Meet Records
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(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Jepchirchir, Jepkosgei, Kipruto, Kiplimo and Gidey grab the headlines in Valencia
The organizers of the Valencia Marathon have attracted the best marathon ever in the history of this event featuring 17 women with sub 2:24 times and 21 men with sub 2:07 PBs

(INside the Games) Athletics: World Athletics Cross Country Championships officially moved back by year to 2022
New dates have been confirmed in 2022 for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst in Australia, which were due to take place next year but have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic

(Spikes) Athletics: Crash Landing by Kurtis Marschall
The problems all started in Brussels. It was August 2018, the Diamond League final, and I was taking my first jump of the competition

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan athletes hail Diamond League's decision to reinstate events
* Africa’s Athletes Association representative Julius Yego also hailed the move by World Athletics, which was announced in a statement Friday.
* Athletics Kenya has also hailed the move, saying the World Athletics has listened to athletes’ desires

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis and Rojas named World Athletes of the Year

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act signed into law by US President
The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, which gives United States officials the power to prosecute individuals for doping schemes at international sports competitions involving American athletes, has been signed into law

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Former 800m world champion Arzamasova gets four-year doping ban

(WA) Athletics: Year’s deepest fields gather for Valencia marathon and half marathon

(CityNews) Athletics: Olympic medalist's sister pushes for recognition at Richmond school
Harry Jerome was an Olympic medalist while teaching at Richmond Secondary school, but students there aren’t being taught about who he was and his family thinks that has a lot to do with the colour of his skin

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jepchirchir keeps eyes on the prize
* Jepchirchir, who has been training in Kapsabet, Nandi County, will be joined by her compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei, who is also the New York Marathon champion, Joan Chelimo and debutant Fancy Chemutai
* Jepchirchir, who broke her own world record last month in Gdynia, Poland during the World Half Marathon Championships, wants to improve her personal best
* Jepkosgei has been training in Iten after participating in the World Half Marathon Championships and finished in sixth position after clocking her season’s best of 1:05:58

(NY Times) Triathlon:A New Challenge for Professional Triathletes: Toppling Ironman Inc.
For decades, the Ironman and other races filled with weekend warriors have dominated triathlon. Now, the elites are trying to take control with a new series

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Does It Take to Run a 2-Hour Marathon?
Researchers examined some of the world’s fastest runners to understand the physiological demands of that elite pace

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Fight On, Sim! Iness Set World Record In 1953
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(CBC) Athletics: Lone field athlete could be favourite among World Female Athlete of the Year finalists
While distance runners dominated in 2020, triple jumper Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela found success early in the season and had many wondering what could have been if the world hadn’t shut dow

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Reprieve for Kenyans as Diamond League reinstates key races
* The reintroduction of those two disciplines plus the 3000m steeplechase, the 5000m and the discus for the circuit of the world's most prestigious meetings brings the number back up to 32, with 16 for men and 16 for women
* The 2021 Diamond League season is scheduled to begin in Rabat, Morocco on May 23 and will culminate in a two-day final in Zurich on September 8-9

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Jemma Reekie and Jake Wightman voted British athletes of the year
Jemma Reekie and Jake Wightman have been voted British athletes of the year by readers of Athletics Weekly magazin

(Japan Running News) Athletics: National Records In Incredible National Championships Distance Finale

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: World Athletics accused over 'abusive sex testing' of athletes from global south
Human Rights Watch says testing regulations are demeaning and target women based on racial stereotypes

(Track and Field News) Athletics: T&FN’S 2020 Men’s MVP - Mondo Duplantis
Unfortunately, few were able to see Mondo Duplantis put up his MVP season in person

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s the Story Behind the New Wooden Sculpture of a Runner on Heartbreak Hill
The famous section of the Boston Marathon now has a new symbol of hope

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 288: Mary Johnson - Lift, Run, Perform Owner & Coach + a new 18:30 5K PR
Mary Johnson just ran a huge 5K PR in a time of 18:30 and I wanted to hear all about her progress. Mary is the owner of Lift, Run, Perform (LRP) which is an online coaching business for runners.

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runner Marco Arop aims to apply pressure on sport's elite competitors
Edmonton native improving physical strength through intense fall workouts

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Report calls for an end to 'harmful' rules limiting female athletes' testosterone levels
World Athletics governing body has described report as one-sided and says it was not invited to respond

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Emily Sisson to attempt U.S. half-marathon record this weekend in Valencia
Everything you need to know about Sunday's Valencia Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: New Jersey-New York Track Club in Flux As HOKA’s Four-Year Sponsorship Ends
Longtime coach Frank Gagliano remains at the helm, while his assistant coaches form a new group

(Runner's Wolrd) Athletics:Rafer Johnson, Who Won Two Olympic Medals in the Decathlon, Dies at 86
His gold at the 1960 Games was only one part of his amazing story. He will be missed

The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia’s Secret Doping Empire (Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov wins 2020 William Hill Sportsbook of the Year for explosive tell-all memoir exposing secret Russian doping empire
* Grigory Rodchenkov has helped unearth one of the biggest sporting scandals
* The whistleblower exposed Russia's secret doping empire and remains in hiding
* His explosive tale has been named the 2020 William Hill Sportsbook of the Year

(AW) Athletics: Usain Bolt and Tirunesh Dibaba voted ‘The Greatest’
AW readers consider the sprint star and the distance running ace to be the best of the best

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto brothers to battle it out at Valencia Half Marathon
* Kipruto, the world record holder over 10km (26:24) and reigning world under 20 10,000m champion, said his ambition is to win the half marathon on debut.
* Boit, who finished fourth at the 2018 World Under 20 10,000m race in Tampere, Finland, said his debut in half marathon will impact his future in the discipline after dominating school games last year

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Herbst Handled Distance Double With Ease
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(CGTN) Athletics: 2020 Beijing Marathon cancelled

(Track and Field News) Athletics: T&FN’S 2020 Women’s MVP - Yulimar Rojas
A 50-7½ bound gave Yulimar Rojas the indoor World Record in the triple jump and missed the absolute best by just 2¾ inche

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Organisers hope Farah will defend Antrim Coast crown as part of ambitious 2021 plans

(CTolleRun) Running:Nick Butter - Running the World
Carrie chats with British endurance athlete Nick Butter, who is the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world! He and his wife are currently living in a van with their dog in Italy running 100 marathons in 100 days. They chat about how and why he got started on his adventure, how he stays motivated and healthy, the logistics needed to achieve such a goal, and much more!

(Ottawa Sports Pages) Amateur Sports: 47-year sportswriting vet Martin Cleary joins Ottawa Sports Pages, alongside launch of new website & newsletter

(Spectrum News) Athletics: Los Angeles Marathon Rescheduled For May
* The 2021 L.A. Marathon has been rescheduled for May 23 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
* The LA Big 5K has been rescheduled for May 22
* The Marathon had originally been scheduled for March 21, the Big 5K, for March 20
* Event dates will continue to be evaluated to meet the highest possible health and safety of participants

(RRW) Athletics: Big Running Weekend Ahead On Both Track & Roads
The biggest weekend of distance running since the onset of the pandemic is coming up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to Race Results Weekly's exclusive global events database

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: What Does Your “Threshold” Really Mean?
After a half-century of confusion, researchers have a new perspective on the transition from “aerobic” to “anaerobic” exercise

(Fife) Athletics: Laura collects another award as focus turns to Olympics
Laura Muir picked up another honour at the Scottish Women in Sports Awards

(The Guardian) Athletics: World Athletics opens door for Russia to potentially compete at Tokyo Olympics
Russia serving five-year suspension from sport - Tokyo return possible if serious reform fulfilled

(KeiraRdnedge) Athletics: World Athletics told about progress at last on the Russian front

(AW) Athletics: World Half nearly did not happen
Recent Gdynia event almost fell foul of coronavirus-related restrictions, weather problems and a fire in one of the technical buildings

(USATF) Athletics: Olympian, activist Gwen Berry named 2020 Toyota Humanitarian Award recipient

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Gordy Played Hero, Sent LSU To Team Title
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(NYRR) Athletics: 2021 United Airlines NYC Half Canceled Due to Pandemic-Related Health and Safety Concerns
Annual March race is one of the world’s largest half marathons

(RRW) Athletics: Survey Shows Greater Embrace of Technology By Runners During Pandemic
Runners in the United States have increased their embrace of technological devices and platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a survey commissioned by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions company which is the title partner of important road races like the TCS New York City Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: British Athletics Indoor Championships: Glasgow's Emirates Arena to host event
Glasgow will host the British Athletics Indoor Championships in February for the second consecutive year

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: 11 Minutes of Exercise a Day May Help Counter the Effects of Sitting
The sweet spot for physical activity and longevity seemed to arrive at about 35 minutes a day of brisk walking or other moderate activities

(The Star) Athletics: Rotich hunting for an Olympic medal before switching races
* "Next on my agenda is an Olympic medal in Tokyo next year. I want to do something great before switching to another discipline," he added.
* In his first Olympics in 2016 in Rio, Rotich said he was in top shape but encountered small problems that affected his mental awareness and thus failing to medal

(Track and Field News) Athletics: T&FN Interview - Grant Holloway
A do-it-all in high school and as a collegian, Grant Holloway is adjusting to being purely a hurdler

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Kendell Williams Was Multi-Talented
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(AW) Athletics: Jonathan Edwards’ great strides
Steve Smythe analyses the career of the man who has held the world triple jump record for 25 years

(WA) Athletics:After strong back-to-back runs, Yehualaw rises as a potent half marathon force

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Sofia Marathon winners provisionally suspended by AIU for doping violations
Sofia Marathon winners Youssef Sbaai of Morocco and Viktoriia Khapilina of Ukraine have received provisional suspensions from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for doping violations

(RRW) Athletics: Michigan State Coach Walt Drenth Retires
November 22, 2014, was a magical day for Michigan State director of cross country and track and field, Walt Drenth

(Daily Maverick) Women in Sport: Gender games: The complex issue of sport categories and why they matter
Global sporting bodies are wrestling with legal, moral and ethical questions over transgender athletes and where they fit in. It’s an emotive issue with no easy answers across a wide range of sporting codes

(The Straits Times) Athletics: Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus with 9,000 runners

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 137 | Ask Mario Anything
"I think you should ditch worrying about your heart rate and just go by feel. Easy is a feeling, it is not a number. Sometimes you need parameters if you are prone to running too hard on your easy days but you should be able to ask yourself, ‘Does this feel easy?’ and if the answer is no, you need to back it off a few notches. And even if the answer is yes, there’s no harm in backing it off a notch because an easy run, the purpose of it, is to yes, maybe get in aerobic work but it’s mostly to recover from the quality work that you’re doing and to be able to absorb it. And on a truly easy day, you really can’t go easy enough. I’ll tell my athletes sometimes, ‘I want you a step above walking.’ And that’s going to be different for everyone, or everyone’s perception of that is going to be a little bit different, but the point is, it needs to feel easy, it can’t just be your watch telling you that here’s the number that you’re supposed to be at and it’s easy because you’re at that number because we’re not programmable robots, we’re human beings. And you need to be able to check in with yourself and be honest with yourself and ask yourself, ‘Is this truly easy?’ and if it’s not, have the discipline and the confidence to back off so that you’re not overdoing it."

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Opinion: Vote No Against USATF Losing Its Voice In Governance
On December 6th, 2020, USATF Membership Should Vote Against Giving Up Our Voice in Governance

(Runner's World) Athletics: NYRR CEO Michael Capiraso Is Ousted Following Allegations of Racism and Sexism
His departure comes after a law firm investigated employee complaints

(CBC) Athletics: Suspended Russian track federation gets new president
Most pressing task will be to amend road map for anti-doping reforms

The Scotsman) Athletics: Scotland will have 23-strong athletics team at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
Scottish Athletics has announced its selection policy for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: SMU’s Robberts Dominated Throwing Events
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