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Runner's Web December 2022 FrontPage Archive

    December 30 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Athletics: Ipswich Half Marathon runners thanked for saving man's life
The family of a man who had a cardiac arrest during a half marathon has thanked those who helped save his life

(AW) Athetics: What next for Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone?
How do you follow a year of two world records and two global gold medals? Do it again – but faster! We hear from an athletics superstar who is only just getting started

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Review: Middle and Long Distance

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Female swimmer who tied Lia Thomas slams transgender sports policy: Taking women 'back to the 1970s'

(BBTM) Athletics:The Best Mile Moments of 2022
ick Willis’ record 20th consecutive year sub-4, annual record of first U.S. sub-4 record shattered, annual record of U.S. high school sub-4s (5 individuals, 7 times), event prize money increases 34%, official road Mile world championship & world record category announced and more!

(Outside Online) Multisport: The Most Inspiring Moments in Running & Multisport From 2022
Read the brightest highlights of the year in marathon running, trail running, triathlon, and the athletes that delivered the inspiration

(AW) Athletics: Invisible gains in athletics
Verity Ockenden admits her results in 2022 have not been as she would have liked but the mental strength she’s been able to develop is a cherished prize

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Toon Aerts faces two-year ban for letrozole positive
Belgian cyclocross rider still hopes to prove his innocence and race in 2024

(Today) Athletics: Doctor running half marathon saves 2 runners who went into cardiac arrest: ‘A miracle’
Dr. Steven Lome had an emotional reunion with two fellow runners whose lives he helped save with CPR when they collapsed at a half marathon last month

(VN Express) Athletics: 2022 a booming year for Vietnam marathons
Hundreds of races with nearly half a million participants showed increasing attraction of Vietnamese marathons this year

(Irish News) Athletics: Inside Track: Mageean and Griggs among set the pace in 2022

(Capital FM) Athletics: Record holder Chepkoech to spark fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Spain
World 3000m steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech will be hoping for the perfect ending to her season when she competes in the women’s 10km at the San Silvestre Vallecana road race on New Year’s Eve

    December 29 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Coe says Russian and Belarus athletes should only return to competition where it is "palatable and fair"
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has underlined his desire to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in international competition - but only in circumstances where it is "palatable and fair."

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkoech to compete at San Silvestre Vallecana 10k road race
* Chepkoech temporarily leaves the track to compete at the world's best 10K and victory will be another milestones in her many achievements.
• Gemechu comes to the race to extend the Ethiopian winning streak after Yalemzerf Yehualaw and Degitu Azimeraw won the previous two editions

(The Lap Count) Athletics: Catching up with Amy and Alistair Cragg
Former Olympians Amy and Alistair Cragg have led the North Carolina-based training group Puma Elite to a strong first year with a young crop of international talent.

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Review: Road Running

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Laura Green – Their Words Couldn’t Touch Me
Carrie chats with comedian Laura Green! They talk about their violin skills (and how it actually helped their running), running Division I at Northeastern University, keeping perspective, keeping to a sustainable schedule with social media, how to get the confidence to be a comedian, and so much more!

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Nandi Senator Cherargei wants EACC, DCI involved in fight against doping
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei wants the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) as well as the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) involved in the fight against doping

(NY Times) Running: Some Days It’s Mind Over Muscle. Other Days It’s Blowing Minds
As an ultrarunner, Oz Pearlman took on a challenge he had contemplated for 12 years: running from Montauk to Manhattan. As a mentalist, he took on N.F.L. locker rooms and left them flabbergasted

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 2022 World Women’s Top 10 Voting
2022 World Men’s Top 10 Voting

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse moves to Orlando to work with new coach
Six-time Olympic medallist says move about fresh start on road to 2024 Olympics

    December 28: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(EA) Athletics: Excitement builds with the ECCC Cross Country on the horizon

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Review: Hurdles and Steeplechase

.(Millrose Games) Athletics: Coleman, Lyles, and Baker Lead Titanic Sprint Showdown in the 60m

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Alberto Contador has 100 tumours removed
Spanish legend had been meaning to get benign tumours removed for some time

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canadian track star gets Google Doodle on her 118th birthday
Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld won two gold medals at Canada's most successful Olympics, in Amsterdam in 1928

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Hironaka Tops Japanese Women's Rankings for 2nd Year Straight
Nagano Higashi Girls Win First National Title, Kurashiki Boys Break National High School Ekiden CR

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce enjoying the track, looking forward to 2023

Sports and Fitness: Wearable Technology Named Top Fitness Trend for 2023
ACSM annual forecast, 4,500 health and fitness pros predict what you’ll see in fitness next year

(Missouri Independent) Women in Sport: Missouri GOP renews push to limit transgender athlete participation in school sports
Efforts to ban transgender girls from competing in women’s sports are expected to pick up momentum when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Reviews: Jumps

    December 27: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: RUSADA given authorisation over anti-doping rules to comply with WADA regulation
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will be given authority to approve anti-doping rules in the country, taking this responsibility away from the Ministry of Sports, as the country looks to make reforms to comply with the World Anti-Doping Code

(DyeStat) Drugs in Sport: Lawsuit Alleges Huntington Coach Gave Runners EPO and Testosterone
Details Of Lawsuit Shed More Light On Alleged Doping At NAIA School

(Native News Online) Athletics: "A Conversation with Billy Mills" at Western Michigan University

(Yahoo) Athletics: London Marathon Events takes over Brighton Marathon

(Tri247) Triathlon: 2022 Year in Review: Dramatic moments
Following the coronavirus pandemic, which hampered races across every continent during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the triathlon calendar was back to a full complement of competitions in 202

(Cycling News) Cycling: Jan Ullrich opens door to return to working in cycling
'I've put the whole issue of alcohol and drugs behind me. I'm back in real life'

    December 26: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Review: Throws

(AW) Athletics: Story of Dorando Pietri and the 1908 Olympic Marathon
In an extract from his new book, Roger Robinson looks at the Olympic drama which unfolded in London 114 years ago and turned the marathon into a global phenomenon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laura Muir runs to the beat of her own soundtrack on race to the summit
Olympic silver medallist on her training bubble, friends who are rivals and going one better at Paris 2024

(VN Express) Athletics: VnExpress Marathon HCMC Midnight to cross two Thu Thiem bridges

    December 25: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Year in Review: Kipchoge, Omanyala stamp authority in their races
* After ending Kenya’s 38-year dominance in steeplechase at the Olympics last year, Morocco’s El Bakkali twists the knife on the backs of Kenyan fans by winning the world title in Oregon
* Other than surrendering global title in the water and barriers race, Kenyan men collected four medals at the world championships, posting the country’s worst performance in the track and field competition since the 2005 edition in Helsinki

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletes join Kenyans in celebrating Christmas
* thletes representative Milcah Chemos urged athletes to stay focused ahead of the new season and strive to run clean

(Canadian Running Magazone) Athletics: Geneviève Lalonde’s favourite winter workout
The Canadian 3,000m steeplechase national record holder gave us her tips for pushing yourself in the cold winter months

(BBC) Athletics: Melissa Courtney-Bryant sets new parkrun world record in Poole, Dorset
Welsh athlete Melissa Courtney-Bryant has set a new women's parkrun world record of 15 minutes and 31 seconds

    December 24: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: More hope for children through Shoe4Africa
* American philanthropist in Eldoret to spread Christmas cheer
* Former athlete Tanser champions construction of hospital for young cancer patients

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Review: Combined Events

Forward Nebraska) Women in Sport: Sports and Sex
Why Females Deserve Their Own Space in Sports

(AW) Athletics: Melissa Courtney-Bryant runs parkrun ‘world record’
Middle-distance runner clocks fastest-ever time by a woman of 15:31 in Poole on Saturday

(AW) Athletics: Molly Caudery’s memorable year
The Commonwealth pole vault silver medallist explains how she managed to overcome serious injury to reach new heights in 2022

(GDN Online) Athletics: Sawe and Assefa clinch half marathons
Reigning Sevilla Half Marathon champion Sebastian Kimaru Sawe won the Bahrain Royal Night Half Marathon at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) last night after staving off a strong challenge from Commonwealth Games 10,000m silver medallist Daniel Simiu Ebenyo

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Former Wellesley College and Olympic running coach barred after sexual misconduct investigation

(Irish Times) Athletics: Citius, altius, fortius... insanis: The crazy levels needed to reach Paris ‘24
The Olympic qualifying standards are out, ranging from the demanding to the demented

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan women break free from Covid-19 shackles to shine globally
* Kenya collected 10 medals; two gold, five silver and three bronze from Oregon. From the collection, the women accounted for six medals; one gold medal, three silver and two bronze.
* At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Kenya collected 19 medals; six gold, five silver and nine bronze. Kenyan women accounted for three gold medals, two silver and three bronze

(The Star) Athletics: Jepkosgei to start her 2023 season at KDF x-country meeting
* Speaking in Iten, the former New York City Marathon champion said she hopes 2023 will be a great year for her after failing to defend her London Marathon this year. 
• With Athletics Kenya already selected a team for the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Jepkosgei said her bid is purely for build-up purposes

    December 23: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Ciara Mageean’s brilliance on the track tops my sporting moments of the year
Seeing the Portaferry athlete breaking my Irish 1,500m record was no surprise - and was well deserved

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Anyika Onuora interview: 'I don't think abuse in sport is going to stop'
Sharing her experiences with racism and a life-threatening battle with malaria, Onuora has also detailed being a survivor of sexual assault

(The Running Effect Podcast) Drugs in Sport: Travis Tygart speaks on Shelby H, RUSADA, are tests getting too sensitive, and more...

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Review: Cross Country

(BBC) Athletics: Senegalese athletes angered by World Cup bonuses
The decision by President Macky Sall to pay Senegal's football squad its World Cup bonus despite the team not hitting its target has caused anger for some in the West African nation

(Tri247) Triathlon: New York City Triathlon announce move to October

(WA) Athletics: Ratified: world records for Yehualaw, Knighton, Nugent and Mokoka

(France24) Olympics: France planning AI-assisted control control for Paris Olympics

Bahrain Royal Night Half Marathon - Bahrain

    December 22: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen to target world indoor 3000m record in Madrid

(ITV) Running: West Yorkshire grandmother becomes oldest woman to complete Antarctic Ice Marathon

(Footwear News) Women in Sport: Female Nike Employees Allege Details of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination in Newly Unsealed Documents

(The Independent) Athletics: Usain Bolt honoured to join great names who have won lifetime achievement award
The Jamaican won the men’s Olympic 100 and 200 metres titles at three successive Games

(CNS News) Women in Sport: Biden’s Reckless Rewrite of Federal Law Harms Female Athletes, Doctors

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Osaka International Women's Marathon Elite Field

(AW) Women in Sport:Impact of menstrual cycle on athletics performance
Earlier this year the comments of a number of high-profile athletes sparked an important discussion about periods – a complex issue which requires careful management

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot keen to lose weight ahead of the 2023 season
* heruiyot, who started her running career in 1998, stated that she wanted to win the 2020 London Marathon title but that did not happen despite enjoying top form during that period.
•“At the moment, I haven't planned for any race because I have just started training. Cutting weight is my priority right now but I hope to be ready for competition next year,” said Cheruiyot

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian hurdler stripped of 2012 Olympic gold medal for doping
American Lashinda Demus bumped up to champion of 400-metre race

(WA) Athletics: Hodgkinson, Moraa and Welteji to clash in Torun

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia's Natalya Antyukh stripped of London 2012 gold
Russia's Natalya Antyukh has been stripped of 400m hurdles gold from London 2012 on the basis of historical data from a Moscow testing laboratory

    December 21: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(MillroseGames) Athletics: Defending Champion Alicia Monson and World Bronze Medalist Konstanze Klosterhalfen Headline Terrific Women’s 3000m

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Laying The Foundation: My First NCAA Cross Country Season - Gary Martin

(Mirror) Athletics: Jake Wightman opens up on “heated debates” with dad as he reflects on “surreal” SPOTY nod
World 1500 metre champion Jake Wightman is one of six nominees for the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, after a season he described as "unbelievable"

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Lashinda Demus upgraded to Olympic champ by World Athletics, 10 years after race

Athletics: World championships gold and silver medalists Holloway and Cunningham to clash at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 4
European medalists Muir and Mageean to highlight middle-distances at 28th-annual event

(USATF) Athletics: Nur's cross country win earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(WA) Athletics: 2022 Review: Relays

(The Star) Athletics: Chebet keen to defend Boston Marathon title
* The race will not be short of competition with the presence of current world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Chicago Marathon champion Benson Kipruto. Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa, the 2019 World marathon champion, will also be in the race with a quest for top honours.
• He added that he is uncertain about making Team Kenya for the World Championships in Budapest as he will also be looking to make a grand return to the New York City Marathon. “It will be tricky to compete at the World Championships because I will be training for New York,” he said, adding that he will be hoping to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Kenya's Diana Kipyokei stripped of Boston Marathon title, gets 6-year doping ban
Fellow Kenyan, 2017 champion Edna Kiplagat elevated to winner

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Athletics New Zealand blindsided by sprinter Eddie Osei-Nketia's decision to play American football

    December 20: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(ABC News) Athletics: Legendary athlete, state governor, scientist and butterfly collector John Landy remembered at state memorial service

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kipyokei loses Boston Marathon title as more Kenyans banned for doping
* Lonyangata, who went on to defend his Paris Marathon title in 2018, before finishing third in 2019, was suspended January 24, this year for the use of Furosemide.
* Lonyangata was named in the provisional marathon team for the 2019 World Athletics Championships but later withdrew due to an injury

(TAS Carivals) Athletics: McSweyn vs Hoare - The Duel Of The Decade
The duel of the decade is coming to Tasmania – Stewart McSweyn and Ollie Hoare going head-to-head over the mile, not once, but twice

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Diana Kipyokei banned six years, stripped of Boston Marathon title

(WA) Athletics: Symbolic 23.23m signals next stage of Kovacs' shot put saga

(Gulf News*) Athletics: Dubai Marathon date set: February 12, 2023
Region's oldest, most popular long-distance running race back after a break of 1,115 days

(Run Your Mouth) Athletics: CIM Champ with Paige Stoner
This week’s guest is Paige Stoner, the newly-crowned U.S. Marathon Champ with her 2:26:02 course record victory at the California International Marathon earlier this month

(Outside Online) Athletics: On His Way To A PR, A Marathoner Collapsed At Mile 26
Aaron Kuen was en route to a 2:48 marathon at the California International Marathon, but remains in a coma in a Sacramento hospital

(The Star) Athletics: Qualification system for Paris 2024 athletics competitions released
* For the 10,000m, combined events, race walks and relays, the qualification period runs from December 31 2022 to June 30 2024. For the marathon, the qualification window is from November 1 2022 to April 30 2024. For all other events, the qualification period runs from July 1 2023 to June 30 2024.
• As was the case for the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the World Championships in Oregon, the qualification system will be based on a dual pathway of qualification, with 50% of athletes qualifying through entry standards and the remaining 50% qualifying through World Rankings

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Olympian warns of 'heartbreaking' consequences if Olympics allow trans athletes to compete against women
Inga Thompson, who grew up prior to Title IX, stressed the need for sex-separated sports

(WA) Athletics: A look into Dominican Republic’s recent success on the track

    December 19: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Bermuda Triangle Challenge offers relay option for first time

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Kenya doping: Three athletes banned for breaking anti-doping rules
Three Kenyan athletes have been banned for a collective period of eight years after breaking anti-doping rules

(AW) Drugs in Sport: A hard price to pay for anti-doping vigilance
ecent doping cases are not a great look for athletics, writes Katharine Merry, but there should be pride taken in how proactive the sport is in punishing those who break the rules

(BBC) Athletics: Chris Type takes Welsh Athletics performance role
Former Great Britain pole vaulter and Winter Olympics skeleton competitor Chris Type has been appointed head of performance at Welsh Athletics

(EA) Athletics: Warholm to headline the return of the 2023 Karsten Warholm Invitational

(WPUK) Women in Sport: WPUK’s evidence to the Scottish Government: female participation in sport

(CBC) Athletics:Now healthy, Canadian Brandon McBride sets running priorities for 2023, brightens holidays for others
Athlete's not-for-profit group giving care packages to 50 families in Windsor, Ont

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Sprinter Mark Otieno banned for two years
* Their suspension comes three weeks after the country survived being banned from international events by the World Athletics Council owing to the rising cases of doping in the country.
* More than 30 Kenyan athletes, mostly elite, have been suspended in the past one year for flouting various anti-doping rules

(Montral Gazette) Health and Fitness: Which has more impact on long-term health — diet or exercise?
In a perfect world, we’d exercise and sit down to a homemade meal most if not all days of the week. But we’re not perfect — far from it

( Athletics: Ethiopian strength, skill, music take center stage in kid-friendly 'Tulu'
Derartu Tulu is a former long-distance runner from Ethiopia who won gold medals at the 1992 and 2000 Olympics in the 10,000-meter run

(Triathlete) Triathlon: 13 Questions With Gwen Jorgensen on Her Return to Tri: “I’m Motivated by Big Challenges”
Gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen has unfinished business in triathlon: racing the Olympics in the Mixed Relay event. Learn what she dreaded about the sport when she left five years ago, why the "soft announcement," and her relationship with coach Jamie Turner

(WA) Athletics: Kwizera and Niyonsaba claim Burundian double in Venta de Banos

    December 18: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia celebrate CAS sanction ending, but WADA reminds of RUSADA non-compliance
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin says he hopes athletes from the country can return soon following the lifting of the sanctions from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), citing optimism for reintroduction during talks at the recently-held Olympic Summit

(WA) Athletics: Ronoh and Chumba win Abu Dhabi Marathon, Barsoton and Jisa run course records in Kolkata

(The Star) Athlwetics: Chepng'etich, Cheruiyot lead Prisons to national cross country
* During the Athletics Kenya Prisons Cross-country Championships held at the Prisons Staff Training College on Saturday, Chepng’etich won the women’s senior 10km race in 32:53.06. 
• In the men’s senior 10km race, Isaiah Lasoi obliterated the strong field to win the race in 29:27.07 as Philemon Kosgei followed in 29:46.06. Geoffrey Korir settled for third place in 29:49.08

(Taiwan News) Athletics: enyan and Ethiopian runners win Taipei Marathon 2022
The fastest Taiwanese runners were 40-year-old Chiang Chieh-wen and Lisa Ries

(Daily Nayion) Athletics: Naibei, Jepchirchir win Iten Marathon
* Naibei Sunday endured windy and chilling conditions on the 42 kilometre course set along the Elgeyo escarpment to win in a time of two hours, eight minutes and 43 seconds and take home the prize money of Sh1 million
* His main challenger Joshua Kogo finished second in a time of 2:10:35 while Albert Kangogo came in third after clocking 2:11:46
* In the women category, Jepchirchir broke away at 30 kilometres mark to win the race in a time of 2:28:33

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Olympic chiefs introduce 'monumental' transgender guidelines to keep elite women's sport 'fair' after being criticised for claiming there should be 'no presumption of advantage' for trans athletes
* Olympic chiefs have introduced a 'monumental' set of transgender guidelines
* The IOC had faced criticism from high-profile female athletes on the issue
* The IOC have changed their framework to 'preserve' fairness in women's sport
* The new statement advises sports to use a holistic approach to gender inclusion

(Runner's World) Athletics: USATF Disqualified Chattanooga Marathon Trials Bid Over Conflict of Interest
Jim Estes, who is on the USATF board of directors, had a consulting role with Chattanooga, which he had disclosed months earlier

(WA) Athletics: Ronoh and Chumba win Abu Dhabi Marathon

    December 17: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USA Today) Olympics: Don't be fooled, IOC. Qatar has proven it isn't deserving of Olympic Games | Opinion
Doha has bid for three Summer Olympics – 2016, 2020 and 2032 – and been flatly rejected each time, but officials believe World Cup strengthens case

(EA) Athletics: Duplantis and Lavillenie to duel again at the All-Star Perche meeting in Clermont-Ferrand

(WND) Women in Sport: State now requires schools to honor biological sex rather than gender identity
'Parents have a right to be directly involved in their child's education and upbringing'

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Over 2,000 athletes expected at Iten Marathon
* The 42 kilometres race which will start at Chororget in Keiyo South sub county, will see elite and upcoming athletes sweat it out for the Sh1 million prize money
* Elgeyo Marakwet governor Wisley Rotich said preparation for the race is complete and expects majority of athletes who train in the region to compete and showcase their talents
* He said Iten-Nyaru, Iten-Kabarnet and several other roads within the town will remain closed to ensure the marathon runs smoothly

(The National News) Athletics: Bahrain's Eunice Chumba wins Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon in her fourth attempt
Kenyan Timothy Kiplagat takes the men’s title after starting the race as a pacemaker

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Seb Coe: Why Kenya cannot be downplayed in war against doping
* Kenya remains in Category “A” in the global anti-doping watch-list owing to the country’s high risk of violating anti-doping protocols.
* The country recently escaped a ban from international competition after the government pledged to increase financing to the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya and Athletics Kenya, pledging $5 million annually for the next five years

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Lasoi leads guest athletes to glory in Prisons Cross Country
* Lasoi broke away from Kosgei with two kilometres to go as he swept the course to victory in 29 minutes and 27.7 seconds, a win that he hopes will help him secure employment at Prisons
* Kosgei returned home second in 29:46.6 as Geoffrey Korir became the first Prisons athlete to finish in third place in 29:49.8
* Lasoi, who claimed silver in the men’s half marathon during the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon on October 30, said improved speed work did the trick for him after a disappointing result at the national trials
Peerless Ruth Chepng'etich wins Prisons Cross Country title
* After a thrilling exchange of leads, Cheng’etich, who is fresh from winning the Chicago Marathon two months ago, dropped World Under-20 3,000m champion Betty Chelangat at the bell to triumph.
* The guest entrant clocked 32 minutes and 53.6 seconds to put away the contest as Central's Chelangat settled second in 33:02.8 as another guest athlete Rebecca Mwangi claimed third place in 34:10.2

(NY Times) Athletics: An Olympic Champion Hopes Runners Learn From His Head Injuries
Head and neck injuries are rare in track and field, but coaches and professional runners are starting to pay more attention to their effects and how to prevent them

(The Star) Athletics: Tanui, Chumba lead strong fields for Abu Dhabi Marathon
* Tanui has a personal best time of 2:17:57. This year, she has competed at the Tokyo Marathon where she placed fourth (2:18:42) and the World Championships in Oregon where she settled for sixth place in 2:22:15
• In the men’s category, Chumba leads the field with a personal best time of 2:04:32. Earlier this year, he participated in the Daegu Marathon and placed second in 2:07:11

(WA) Athletics:Cross Country Tour continues in Venta de Banos

Abu Dhabi Marathon - UAE

    December 16: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 436: Emily Lipari – 3x US Road Mile Champion Talks Resurgance of Goals & Moving up to the 10k
Emily Lipari is currently focusing on the 5k and 10k but she has spent the majority of her career as a 1500m runner and miler. She is a three time US Road Mile Champion. She runs for Adidas. She recently placed 8th at the 2022 USATF 5k Road Champs in NYC

(WatchAthletics) Athletics: Elite Field for the 2022 Abu Dhabi Marathon

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Seb Coe Talks Track As 2023 Approaches
With 7 years as WA President banked, Seb Coe shared year-end thoughts with the media

(AP News) Athletics: Russians face major hurdles for return to Olympic track

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Two-time Euro Cross winner Aras Kaya tests positive for EPO
Kenyan-born Turkish distance runner took European cross-country titles in 2016 and 2019 but will now serve a three-year ban for doping

(Capital FM) Athletics: “I am not scared of big names despite being a newcomer in athletics”
For a star-studded start list that consisted of former Half Marathon world record holders and world champions, it was a completely different name that crossed the finish line first at the men’s 10km at national trials for the World Cross Country Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Abby Steiner Wins The Bowerman In 2022
Trey Cunningham Wins The Bowerman In 2022
The Bowerman Presentation 2022

(Gulf News) Athletics: Dubai Marathon all set for February return
Registrations Rolling in for Middle East’s Biggest International Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mneria, Korir face off in Prisons Cross Country event
* The 37-year-old Korir is fresh from competing at the Berlin Marathon where he finished second in two hours, five minutes and 58 seconds, losing to double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge on September 25 the German capital
* With the defending champion Celliphine Chespol still nursing an injury, the women’s 10km battle has been thrown open with World Under-20 3,000m champion Betty Chelangat among those vying for top honours
* One of the event's organisers Steven Mwaniki said preparations for the race are complete with the course still in pristine state following last weekend's national trials for the World Cross Country Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei, Stanbic Bank partner to help teenage mothers in Marakwet
* Kosgei, who won the 2018 and 2019 Chicago Marathons, the 2019 and 2020 London Marathons and the 2021 Tokyo Marathon, said many girls in the area are dropping out of school due to pregnancy.
* Kosgei thanked the bank after receiving Sh6 million from the insitution to go towards the education of the 50 girls

( Athletics: Inaugural Langkawi International Half Marathon receives overwhelming response

(The Herald) Athletics: Lord Coe backs UK Athletics board to solve money woes after £1.8m loss

(AW) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson faces 600m test
Olympic and world 800m silver medallist tackles the distance at Manchester World Indoor Tour Bronze meeting next month

(Mirror) Athletics: Ex-Team GB star Anyika Onuora opens up on "trauma" of harrowing sexual assaults
Anyika Onuora has spoken out in her new book My Hidden Race, published by Mirror Books, on her ordeals of dealing with two sexual assaults during her fledgling track career which left her feeling suicidal

    December 15: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AW) Athletics: Decathlete Ben Gregory on the road to miraculous recovery
Fund-raising efforts continue for 32-year-old as he takes some tentative steps with the help of staff at a neurological rehabilitation unit

(irish Times) Running:Tipperary’s Seán Tobin wins Antarctic Ice Marathon in record time
The 17th edition of the event was won by the Irish athlete in 2:53:33 in -14 degrees

(Mirror) Athletics: Olympic icon Usain Bolt to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement award at BBC SPOTY
Jamaica sprint icon Usain Bolt will be immortalised once again when he receives the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award on December 21

(WA) Athletics: 'I'm not satisfied with two silver medals' - Ingebrigtsen gifts world indoor bodysuit to MOWA

(Millrose Games) Athletics: American Record Holder Abby Steiner Leads the Field in the Women’s 300m, Will Face Prandini and Brown at 115th Millrose Games February 11th at The Armory

(Nature) Women in Sport: How sports science is neglecting female athletes
Imbalance impedes progress in prevention and treatment of injuries among female players

(WA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen, Wightman, Holm and Allman, among 21 athletes entering MOWA

(Reuters) Athletics: Tracktown USA struggles to lure in American fans

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Altra Trail Blazers
Carrie chats with Altra Running members Shanna Burnette, Keely Henniger, and Jacky Hunt-Broersma in front of a live audience! The panel talks about blazing trails for other women in running, keeping our sport clean, being a multi-sport athlete when you’re young, the legacies they want to leave, what Altra means to them, what drives them forward, and much more!

(HuffPost) Drugs in Sport: Randolph Ross, U.S. Gold Medal Sprinter At Tokyo Olympics, Is Already Banned From Paris Olympics
The track star's suspension will last into 2025, eliminating any chance at the 2024 Summer Games

(Arab News) Athletics: Jeddah Half Marathon completed with 3,500 runners taking part

(Mirror) Athletics: UK Athletics boss insists cash-strapped organisation will survive but must be realistic
“It’s tough, it’s difficult, it’s challenging, there’s no getting away from that. I hope it will be [the low point], it’s my absolute intention that it is, but we’ve work to do”

(FanHub) Athletics: Can An Artificial Intelligence Superbrain Figure Out How To Fix Track & Field?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week

    December 14: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK makes changes to World Cross Country team
* Mutwii said that the team will neither camp in Kigari, Embu or Nairobi, but said the technical committee has three places to pick from for residential training; Nandi, Kericho and Machakos
* "They shall consider the climate and the route that will stage the event. We are gathering information on all these for an informed decision," said Mutwii

(The Star) Athletics: Korir ditches the Houston 21km for Boston Marathon
* The two-time Los Angeles Marathon champion said he has just resumed training and committing to run in January would be hasty.
• In his Chicago Marathon debut this year, Korir timed 2:05:01 for third, behind winner Benson Kipruto (2:04:24) and Ethiopia's Seifa Tura (2:04:49)

(WA) Athletics: Mihambo confirmed for Karlsruhe

(The Star) Drugs in Sport:Government launches multi-agency approach in fighting doping
* The Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba, while opening the session, said the country is eager to do everything in its power to combat the vice.
* Athletics Kenya president Jackson Tuwei promised to present an effective solution to the crisis at the end of the workshop, adding that the country needs joint efforts to win the wa

(EA) Athletics: Duplantis, Mihambo and Luckenkemper announced for 2023 ISTAF Indoor meetings

(AW) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge promises there is more to come
The 38-year-old is the undisputed king of marathon running but he has plenty of goals left as he reaches the twilight of his career

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Kenya avoids track doping ban as Russia remains suspended due to war
Task force says Russians making progress on road back to doping compliance

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Philanthropist, athletes take Christmas cheer to Shoe4Africa kids
* Last year, Tanser organised an 80 kilometres charity race from Timboroa to Eldoret to raise funds for the building of a 152-bed children’s cancer hospital

    December 13: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Randolph Ross: USA sprinter banned until 2025 over faked email
Randolph Ross, part of the United States' Olympic gold-winning 4x400m squad, has been banned for three years for faking an email to doping bosses

(3WireSports) Olympics: The Russians (still, again) and Salt Lake (again, still) -- the gifts that keep giving

(WA) Athletics: No longer an underdog, Lokedi considers next move

(NBC) Triathlon: Gwen Jorgensen announces return to triathlon
(Tri247) Gwen Jorgensen to make shock triathlon comeback ahead of Paris 2024

(ADN) Triathlon: Ironman Triathlon discontinues Alaska race after just 1 year

(Yahoo) Athletics: Nike's 50th anniversary: How the swoosh has changed running forever

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Double Olympic champion David Rudisha survives ‘scary’ plane crash in Kenya
Rudisha was returning from the annual Maasai Olympics when the light aircraft he was travelling in came down in Kajiado county

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League releases 2023 Diamond Disciplines
The Wanda Diamond League has released the full breakdown of which disciplines will be staged at which meetings in athletics’ premier one-day meeting series in 2023

(EA) Athletics: Duplantis, Mihambo and Luckenkemper announced for 2023 ISTAF Indoor meetings

(The Star) Athletics: Elite and upcoming athletes to face off at Inaugural Iten Marathon
* Iten was in 2019 awarded the World Athletics Heritage Plague for its immense contribution to athletics development in the world.
• Athletes will be competing in the main 42km elite while the 2km fan race will be for corporates

(Women's Running) Athletics: World Champion Jenny Simpson’s 5 Keys For Embracing Change
Life presented Jenny Simpson with numerous challenges in the last year. Here’s how Simpson faced them head-on

)AW) Athletics: UKA report £1.8m loss in 2021-22
Chair Ian Beattie and CEO Jack Buckner aim to get the governing body’s accounts back on track in 2023

(Mirror) Athletics: Ex-Olympic champion David Rudisha survives plane crash three years on from bus collision
The two-time Olympic Gold medallist was one of six passengers on a light aircraft which crash landed in his native Kenya, but they all remarkably walked away from the scene with minor injuries

(WA) Athletics: After historic second Rising Star award, there’s no stopping Knighton

(USATF) Athletics: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project Repeats USATF Club Cross Country Championships Sweep

    December 12: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Inaugural Iten Marathon set for Sunday
* Elgeyo Marakwet County governor Wisley Rotich said that the region has produced many world beaters and it was high time they organised an international race
* Jepkosgei, while addressing the media, said that the race was a blessing to athletes who have been training in the region but have never been invited to compete in international races
* Iten is known for its good training conditions with top athletes preferring to train there ahead of various international races

(SportBusiness) Athletics: Sportfive to seek out new primary sponsor for Boston Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Questions Arise About Selection of 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials Site
The USATF national office overrode a recommendation from its board of directors that Chattanooga host the Trials

(InsideHook) Drugs in Sport: Is It Time We Just Accepted Doping as Part of Sports?
"Harder, better, faster, stronger" has always been the goal. Is that so bad?

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Challenges & Charms – Honolulu 2022

(BBC) Athletics: David Rudisha survives plane crash in Kenya
Former double Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha was unharmed after a plane he was flying in crash-landed
(Daily Mation) Rudisha: How we escaped death in plane crash
* Rudisha said the plane took off well after attending the Annual Masai Olympics event at Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary in Kajiado South in the afternoon
* Kenya Masters Athletics chairman Stephen Ole Marai, who got injured on his right ribs, had to be transferred to Nairobi West Hospital from Makindu for specialised treatment
* This was the second time Rudisha is having a close shave with death after he escaped with minor injuries when his SUV crashed into a bus in August 24, 2019, at Kegogi area, along the Keroka-Sotik road

(RRW) Athletics An Open Finish Line Is One Of Honolulu Marathon's Great Traditions
While there was much fanfare shortly after 7 a.m. when Asefa Mengstu of Ethiopia was the first runner across the finish line at the 50th running of the Honolulu Marathon, that was just the beginning of daylong celebration of running here

(WA) Athletics: Chesang and Kiprotich take Ugandan cross-country titles

    December 11: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Athletics: IOC rescinds life ban on American sprinters half-century after podium protest
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has told the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) that it "will accept any accreditation request... for Vincent Matthews for any future Olympic Games

(Star-Advertiser) Athletics: Ethiopians break through in 50th Honolulu Marathon
(Daily Nation) Ethiopia’s Tamru breaks Kenya’s Honolulu Marathon dominance
* Mengstu won in two hours, 14 minutes and 40 seconds with Kiptum second in 2:17:45, some 10 minutes ahead of third-placed Japanese Yuhi Yamashita (2:27:45) in the race run under brutally windy conditions
* Kiptum was happy with his race, saying the atrocious winds slowed him down, but he remained confident of fighting for a place in Team Kenya to next year’s World Championships in Budapest
* Despite the slow times due to challenging conditions, winners here are known to have gone on to greater things with Hussein subsequently becoming the first African to win the Boston and New York marathons

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive: WADA President Banka says "non-conformities" could stall lifting of sanctions on Russia
The reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency when its two-year period of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions comes to an end on Saturday (December 17) is far from certain, the WADA President, Witold Banka, has hinted

(P,M.Express) Athletics: Abuja International Marathon Moved To Second Quarter Of 2023

(WA) Athletics: Norwegian double as Ingebrigtsen and Grovdal retain European cross titles

(EA) Athletics: Report | Sabbatini’s last leg heroics clinches mixed relay gold for Italy
(BBC) European Cross Country Championships: GB's Emile Cairess wins silver behind Jakob Ingebrigtsen

(Mirror) Olympics: Ukraine minister slams “sickening” sportswashing amid potential Russian Olympic return
Ukraine's foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba was not happy with comments made stating all athletes should be treated equally - seemingly hinting Russian and Belarusian athletes may be allowed to compete at the Olympics again

(Star Advertiser) Athletics: Defending champion Lanni Marchant brings experience to Honolulu Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Teenage talent shines at Kenyan Cross Country Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: David Rudisha survives plane crash
* The plane carrying Rudisha, who is also the World 800m record holder, crashed Saturday evening with six people aboard, but there were no fatalities
*  Athletics Kenya executive committee member, Barnaba Korir said that the injured passengers were already being treated in a hospital in Makindu

Honolulu Marathon - Honolulu, Hawaii,

    December 10: 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics Scotsman Gourley Takes Top Prize At Kalakaua Merrie Mile
Neil Gourley used a strong closing sprint to win a unique battle of the sexes race in the Kalakaua Merrie Mile here this morning.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Team Kenya for World Cross Country Championships named
* The team is a blend of youth and experience with former world cross country champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Irene Cheptai among the familiar faces
* Sebastian Kimaru and Grace Loibach are the stand out newbies who stunned rich fields on their way to victory at Ruiru
* World 5,000m silver medallist Beatrice Chebet and Africa 1,500m champion Abel Kipsang were the only athletes to be given wild cards

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: Why are Ethiopian endurance runners so successful?
RW contributor David Smyth travels to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to find out the secrets behind Ethiopia's running success. Here's what he learned from training with, and chatting to, some of the world's best runners

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya’s marathon trailblazer Ibrahim Hussein celebrated in Hawaii
* The iconic race was launched in 1973, but it was in 1985 when a then unknown Kenyan, Ibrahim Hussein, won the annual marathon
* Hussein’s victory set into motion the legacy that is today's Kenyans total domination in the half and full marathon distances
* Hussein remains a special personality in sports being one of the few Kenyans to have graced the cover of the influential America news magazine, Time, in 1992

(RRW) Athletics Expect an Ethiopian Flavor For Sunday's 50th Honolulu Marathon
After a marathon journey to get to Hawaii, a quartet of Ethiopian runners are looking forward to making the most of their first visit to the Aloha State

(BBC) Athletics: European Cross Country Championships: Jessica Warner-Judd and Emile Cairess lead GB challenge
European Cross Country Championships 2022: BBC coverage times & GB squad

(FanHubTF) Athletics: The Glory of Uphull Running
Allie Ostrander
I know that I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again and again, probably louder every time because it’s true! Uphill running is an incredibly beneficial training tool, especially for injury prone athletes. There are three main reasons why this is the case: decreased impact force, increased oxygen consumption, and changes in muscle activation and stride pattern

USATF National Club Cross Country Championships - San Francisco, CA

    December 8, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

)AP News) Olympics: Russia may join sports events in Asia ahead of 2024 Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World cross country trials teeming with stars
* The World Cross Country Championships is due for February 18 at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, Australia
* The focus will be on the senior women men’s 10 kilometre races that will go down at 11.30am and 12.15pm respectively
* World 5,000m silver medallist Beatrice Chebet, who is also the Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion, is out to stop the 2017 World Cross Country champion Irene Cheptai in the women’s race

(Garwhoungle) Women in Sport: Sport NZ falls like SO hard
In which I translate Sport NZ's "Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender people in community sport" into Plain Language

(Star Advertiser) Athletics: Loaded Kalakaua Merrie Mile might be the main event

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 435: Gabbi Jennings – Running the Steeplechase Professionally for Team Boss and Adidas
Gabbi Jennings is a professional runner for Adidas and trains with Team Boss. She placed 4th at USAs this summer in the steeplechase. She represented USA at NACACs in the steeplechase this summer where she broke the meet record and won the race. Gabbi ran for Furman in college and finished her college career competing at the Olympic Trials

(NY Post) Athletics: Long jumper Izmir Smajlaj accused of cheating to qualify for Olympics

(WA) Athletics: Beamish, Teare, and Kerr highlight Millrose Games 3000m

(MLI) Women in Sport: Transgender Women Athletes and Elite Sport: Misleading at best, intellectually dishonest at worst
This commentary by Jon Pike reveals why the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) report is one of the worst published papers on trans-inclusion in female sport

(RRW) Athletics Sam Prakel Hopes to Turn Consistency Into Success at the Merrie Mile -- and Beyond
Over the last six years, Sam Prakel has established himself as one of the most consistent American milers

(CNN) Athletics: How the ‘traumatic’ death of a fellow distance runner inspired Mary Ngugi to change women’s sport in Kenya

(Star Advertiser) Athletics: Honolulu Marathon’s 50th anniversary will be ‘joyous celebration’

(VeloNews) Women in Sport: ‘Let Women Ride:’ How one mountain biker’s school project seeks to address gender equality at Sea Otter
Hayley Yoslov's petition to change the start format at the mountain bike race is quickly gaining traction

    December 8, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: On an upward trajectory, Rising Star Vilagos targets more U20 success

(Gender Dissent) Women in Sport: "Out of scope?" Are they on dope?
Canadian government ignores safety risks for girls and women in sport – again
Standing Committee on the Status of Women rejects expert submission from esteemed athletics coach, Dr. Linda Blade, to a study on safe participation in sport for women and girls

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Allyson Felix Left the Track World Better Than She Found It—And She’s Not Done Yet
The U.S. Olympic legend—and advocate for athletes and mothers—is the winner of SI’s 2022 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Maegan Krifchin On Running NYC Marathon, Philly Marathon And Then Going 2:29 At CIM

(AW) Athletics: AW readers’ choice poll results
Eilish McColgan, Jake Wightman, Sydney McLaughlin and Mondo Duplantis are among your picks in our athletes’ of the year vote

(EA) Athletics: Preview | Can anyone dethrone Ingebrigtsen in the shadow of La Mandria Castle?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheptai, Kamworor confirmed for world cross country trials
* It will be the first race for the three-time World Half Marathon champion Kamworor since finishing fifth at the World Athletics Championships marathon in Oregon, United States on July 17 this year
* Unlike Kamworor, who has competed in two races this year, Cheptai has been busy this year, having just won the last leg of Athletics Kenya Cross Country Series in Iten last weekend
* Kamworor, the 2015 World 10,000m silver medallist, faces a star-studded field in his journey for his fourth World Cross Country Championships title

(ESW) Triathlon: Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift Expands to New Destinations In 2023
Montreal, Switzerland, Singapore and London to host events as award winning hybrid esports World Championship Series returns for a second season

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Agnes Tirop's family open to plea bargain in murder case
* Ironically, Tirop’s murder came barely a month after she broke the world women-only record in the 10km race in September 2021
* The state has lined up 13 witnesses for the murder trial against Rotich. The case will be mentioned on February 1, 2023 for further directions

(Runner's World) Athletics: This 45-year-old IT consultant just smashed the Australian women's marathon record
Sinead Diver ran 2:21:34 at the Valencia Marathon yesterday to finish 12th overall

(NAL) Athletics: NYRR prize money opens a performance pay gap
New York Road Runners once solved the gender pay gap, but in 2022 created a performance pay gap. They can talk all they want about inclusion and community, but this is sports. If they’re going to pay for performance, we have to talk about merit

(EA) Athletics: Preview | Reigning champion Grøvdal renews rivalry with Can and Klosterhalfen in La Mandria Park

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Futsum Zeinasellassie – We Got Quiet
Carrie chats with Futsum Zeinasellassie! The 2x USATF Champion joins the show to discuss his recent debut marathon, tossing his cookies at the very end, his journey to the United States, his long career, his family, what distance he’ll be focusing on for 2024, and so much more!

(RRW) Athletics Chun and Dill To Run Their 50th Consecutive Honolulu Marathons on Sunday
The Honolulu Marathon is celebrating its 50th running this year, and a lot has changed over the years --the route, the entry fee, the size of the field-- but there has been one constant in each edition.

(WA) Athletics: Two-time World Athlete of the Year, Duplantis continues to soar

(Mirror) Olympics: Qatar prepare 'serious bid' to host 2036 Olympics after success of World Cup
Qatar are reportedly considering making a bid to host the Olympics in Doha, although the competition would again have to take place in winter as per the World Cup

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Kenya looks to criminalise doping in athletics after string of cases
Kenya's sports minister intends to criminalise doping in athletics in an attempt to bring an end to a string of cases in the sport

(LA Times) Athletics: ‘I was freaking scared’: How sprinter Noah Lyles shook off doubt in return to record form

(USATF) Athletics: Stoner Earn Victories at the USATF Marathon Road Championships

    December 7, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Interview: Molly Seidel On Getting Healthy Again Physically + Mentally
The Olympic bronze medalist opens up on overcoming and dealing with struggles from the past year.

(CBC) Athletics: Diamond League announces 2023 schedule with finale in U.S. for 1st time
Track and field circuit to feature 15 events beginning in May in Doha, Qatar

(Merched CYMRU) Women in Sport: Sex, gender and inclusivity in sport: Senedd briefing

(WAshington Examiner) Women in Sport: The UPenn female swim team is actually female again

(WA) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League announces 2023 calendar

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Bitter-sweet feeling as Jelimo receives Olympic bronze 10 years later
* Namwamba commended Jelimo, Obiri and Jepkosgei for their exploits as he reiterated his pledge to make Kenya inhabitable for dopers and their agents
* “I want to thank them for showing that there is honour in losing that cheating hence I feel how painful it can be to wait for that long,” said Namwamba. “That is why our top priority and our new mantra as government and Athletics Kenya is absolute zero tolerance to doping.”

(RRW) Athletics Kipchoge Drawn to Boston Marathon's Rich History
Last week the Boston Athletic Association announced that Eliud Kipchoge would run the Boston Marathon next April, the first-ever Boston start for Kipchoge

(AW) Athletics: Soufiane El Bakkali: “My focus in now breaking the world record”
Olympic and world 3000m steeplechase champion focusing on breaking 18-year-old world record

(NewsTalkZB) Women in Sport: Should transgender athletes being allowed to compete in community sport?

(Canadian Running Magazine) Atheltics: Heptathlete sues USA Track and Field
Taliyah Brooks's lawsuit against USATF alleges that the governing body failed to protect the health, safety and well-being of Brooks and her fellow athletes

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Bermuda set to host another major Track & Field meet
The island is again set to be the venue for a major international athletics meet after USA Track & Field announced the inaugural Bermuda Grand Prix as part of its outdoor season next year

    December 6, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Cycling News) Women in Sport: Protests targeting trans women expected at USA Cycling Cyclocross Championships
Success of trans women has federation and riders bracing for activists

(WA) Athletics: From anonymity to award-winner, McLaughlin-Levrone plots future path

(Spotify) Women in Sport: The War on Women
Tulsi Gabbard talks with Taylor Silverman about how the Title IX legislation of 1972 changed the game for women in sports, and how President Biden's attempt to rewrite this would cause irreparable damage for generations to come

(The Star) Athletics: Qatar’s Dr Cool says air-conditioned Olympic marathon possible
* The infrastructure for the 32-nation football tournament has been widely hailed, even if Qatar has faced criticism over its rights record and its fierce summer temperatures forced Fifa to change the dates to winter.
* Saud, who previously developed air conditioning for Ford Mondeo cars, spent 13 years working on the cooling used at seven of the eight World Cup stadiums

(RRW) Athletics Merrie Mile Will Give Centrowitz First Taste Of Racing In Over A Year
Sitting on a comfortable sofa on the pool deck of a Waikiki Beach hotel here yesterday, Matthew Centrowitz looked relaxed as he checked his Uber app to see how long it will take to get to his track workout in a nearby town

(NY Times) Triathlon: How the 1% Runs an Ironman
Inside the world of Ironman XC, which makes the endurance contest a little more endurable — for executives who can afford to pa

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Teferi Becomes Fukuoka's First Israeli Winner, Robinson Breaks de Castella's AUS NR, Nakamura Wins in Hofu

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto to join Kipchoge in Boston Marathon
* Kipruto won the Boston Marathon in 2021 (2:09:51) but lost to winner Chebet Evans (2:06:51) and Cherono Lawrence (2:07:27) who took the top two places this year.
The 31-year-old said he has just resumed his training after winning Chicago Marathon in October

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: New Zealand says self-identity enough for transgender athletes in community sport
Sport New Zealand releases new guiding principles for inclusion - Includes advice on changing rooms and email signatures

(WA) Athletics: McLaughlin-Levrone and Duplantis named World Athletes of the Year
(CBC) Pole-vaulter Duplantis, hurdler McLaughlin-Levrone named World Athletes of Year
Both athletes set world-records in their respective events in 2022

(AA) Athletics: Clarke elevated to Legend Status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

    December 5, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics: Allyson Felix Honored with USATF Legacy Award at USATF Night of Legends

(Tri237) Triathlon: Brownlees laud coach Malcolm Brown as he receives IOC Award

(The Irish News) Athletics: Ciara Mageean replaced by Eilish Flanagan on Ireland team for European Cross Country Championships

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: FINA’s policy on trans women in swimming is based on science, facts and human rights
Cathy Devine, Dr Jon Pike and Liam Garvey on trans participation in elite sport and the recent ruling by swimming’s world governing body

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Athletics Championships in 2025 to start in September to avoid worst of Tokyo heat
Fears over the heat have led Japanese organisers to announce that the 2025 World Athletics Championships will take place in September, despite initial plans to stage the event in August

(EA) Athletics: European silver medallist Teferi triumphs in the Fukuoka Marathon in 2:06:43

(SacBee) Athletics: Cheering crowds, record-setting times mark a memorable California International Marathon
2022 California International Marathon women's winner and record setter reflects on race

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: UCI announce major increase in anti-doping funding
Financial backing of ITA-managed programme to rise by 35 percent over next two years

(Women in Sport: Female Olympians’ voices: Female sports categories and International Olympic Committee Transgender guidelines

(Tri247) Triathlon:IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells 2022: Long and Findlay take La Quinta titles

    December 4, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Fox Sports) Athletics: ‘I finally got it’: Brett Robinson breaks 36-year Australian record after ‘incredible’ run
(SMH) Robinson breaks De Castella’s marathon record

(GlobeRunner) Drugs in Sport: If the Africans start taking drugs we’ll be f—-d!

(TriZone) Triathlon: New Bike Course for Next Years Ironman Australia
Ironman Australia have launched a brand new bike course to be debuted at the upcoming 2023 event

(BBC) Athletics: Kelvin Kiptum & Amane Beriso become third-fastest marathon runners
Kenya's Kelvin Kiptum and Ethiopia's Amane Beriso became the third-fastest men's and women's marathon runners in history with victory in Valencia
(WA) Kiptum and Beriso break course records in Valencia
(The Independent) Amane Beriso and Kelvin Kiptum pull off surprise wins in blazing times at Valencia Marathon
Letesenbet Gidey finished second in the women’s race, clocking the fastest debut by a woman ever
(Irish Times) Sinead Diver produces fastest ever marathon time by an Irish woman
Mayo-born 45-year-old’s brilliant run of 2:21.34 in Valencia almost a minute faster than Catherina McKiernan’s long-standing Irish record set in 1998

(The Star) Athletics: Wanyonyi, Cheptai ready confident ahead of national cross trials
* “I usually run on track but since there are no international track events until next year, I found out that I can try my best in the cross country with this race,” said Wanyonyi
* The championships will also see the return of former world cross country champion Irene Cheptai
(Commercial Appeal) Athletics: More than 20,000 runners in Memphis to support St. Jude's mission at annual marathon

(NNRunningTeam) Athletics: This weekend the NN Running Team is in for a promising race. The Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso will be the decor of a highly anticipated marathon debut. This time, six NN Running Team-athletes will conquer the streets of Valencia, Spain. In this feature, we will provide you with an overview of the Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso so you won't miss a thing!

(Runner's World) Athletics: Is High School Running in Need of a Reckoning?
As more programs encourage young athletes to train like professionals, female runners report problems with restrictive eating, irregular menstrual cycles, and long-term bone damage

California International Marathon - Sacramento, CA
USATF Marathon Road Championships - Sacramento, CA

Fukuoka Marathon - Japan

Valencia Marathon - Valencia, Spain

    December 3, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Crouser and Kovacs to clash again in New York

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tamirat Tola out to inflict more pain on Kenyans in Valencia Marathon
* Tola's compatriots Getaneh Molla - who is the fastest in the field with a PB of 2:03:34 - Dawit Wolde (2:04:27) and Chalu Deso are among the favourites
* Other competitors in the race include Jonathan Korir (2:04:32), Eritrea’s Hiskel Tewelde (2:04:35), (2:04:53), Tanzania’s Gabriel Geay (2:04:55), Kenyans Simon Kipkosgei (2:07:07) and Ronald Korir (2:07:2 9) among others

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Women Record Setters at Boston

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheptai, Sawe shine in Iten Cross Country leg
* Cheptai ran a brilliant race before surging forward at the 6km mark to lead all the way to the tape winning in a time of 34:52.0, ahead of Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Jackline Chepkoech who timed 35:19.4 while Millicent Kemboi finished third in 35:30.9
* Sawe surged forward in the last 100m to win in 30:35.7 ahead of Geoffrey Koech who clocked 30:38.7 while Nicholas Kimeli settled for third place in 30:47.5
* In the 2km senior men’s race, former World Under-20 800m champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi narrowly beat Africa 1,500m champion Abel Kipsang after clocking 5:47.5 with Kipsang timing 5:47.8

(WA) Athletics: Muir to target world indoor 1000m record in Birmingham
Olympic 1500m silver medallist Laura Muir will have her eye on Maria Mutola’s world indoor 1000m record when she competes at the Birmingham World Indoor Tour Final, part of the 2023 World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold series, at the Utilita Arena on 25 February

(Inside the Games0 Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics Federation "a small step away" from reinstatement, Privalova claims
Irina Privalova, Acting President of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), believes the organisation is "only a small step" away from being reinstated by World Athletics following encouraging reports to the body's Council meeting in Rome

(Mirror) Athletics: Eilish McColgan reflects on amazing 2022 as she overcomes injury fears and stands up to trolls
Eilish McColgan has enjoyed a brilliant 2022, capping it off with being named BT Sport Action Woman of the Year and Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year, but there is much more to the Scottish athlete

(Independent.IE) Athletics: World Athletics study finds the majority of online abuse is targeted at female athletes

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: World Triathlon introduces rule updates including shoe regulations for Olympics
World Triathlon has introduced new competition rules including bringing its regulations on shoes in line with World Athletics, a move with implications for the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics and the qualifying process

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Team GB's Victoria Ohuruogu investigated after 'training' with banned boyfriend
Victoria Ohuruogu had a breakout year on the track in 2022 but there is now a spanner in the works after being pictured training with banned boyfriend Antonio Infantino

    December 2, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Emilia Benton – It Was Really Special
Carrie chats with Emilia Benton! The freelance journalist joins the show to talk about her writing, her training and racing, her coach (Nell Rojas) and how she helped Emilia set a 15 minute personal best, her childhood, her goals for 2023, her husband and Boston Terrier, and so much more!

(WA) Athletics: Kurgat and Monson convincing winners in Austin
Kenya’s Edwin Kurgat and USA’s Alicia Monson were victorious at the Fitnessbank Cross Champs – the only Gold stop on US soil in the current World Athletics Cross Country Tour – in Austin on Thursday

(WA) Athlwtics: Gidey makes marathon debut as strong fields get set for Valencia

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 434: Molly Huddle – The 2x Olympian is Back to Racing After the Birth of Her First Baby
She runs for Saucony. She is a 2x Olympian and has set a lot of American Records in her career. She still holds the 10k American Record in the 10k which she set at the Rio Olympics in 2016

(WA) Wom,en in Sport: World Athletics publishes Online Abuse Study covering World Athletics Championships Oregon22

(RRW) Athletics: Ethiopians And Kenyans Lead Elite Field at Historic 50th Honolulu Marathon
Founded in 1973, and historically one of the five largest marathons in the United States based on finishers, this year's race will have its first full elite athletes program since 2019, paying prize money three-deep for both men and women: $25,000-10,000-5,000

(BBC) Triathlon: Malcolm Brown, coach to Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, wins Olympic award
Malcolm Brown, who coached Alistair and Jonny Brownlee to Olympic medals, has won an International Olympic Committee lifetime achievement award

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge says he's not yet done writing history
* Kipchoge recalled races like Chicago, London, Tokyo and Berlin, where he has run and won
* In a video posted on his Twitter account on Thursday, the marathoner acknowledged his achievements, as he went through his memoir

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(USATF) Athletics: USATF Announces 2023 Competition Schedule
Albuquerque and Eugene set to host championship events

(AW) Athletics: Letesenbet Gidey poised for marathon debut
Ethiopian to race for the first time over 26.2 miles in the Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP this weekend

(Daily Nation) Athletics: G.O.A.T. Eliud Kipchoge to make Boston Marathon debut
* “I am happy to announce in April I will compete in the Boston Marathon, a new chapter in my World Marathon Majors journey,” said Kipchoge on the Boston Marathon website. “Good luck to all the runners running Boston in 2023.”
* Chebet stormed to victory at the Boston Marathon on April 18 in 2:06:51 before the New York City Marathon in 2:08:41 on November 6to cap up a good year

(BA) Athletics: Laura Muir set for 1000m world record attempt in Birmingham

(EA) Athletics: European 5000m champion Klosterhalfen headlines Germany’s team for La Mandria Park

(RRW) Athletics Kipchoge To Make Boston Marathon Debut
Eliud Kipchoge, history's most dominant marathoner who holds the world record and two Olympic Marathon gold medals, will make his Boston Marathon debut next April, Boston Athletic Association officials announced this morning

(WA) Athletics: Kipchoge, Gebreslase and Chebet confirmed for Boston Marathon

(Times of San Diego) Athletics: Max Siegel on $3.8 Million USATF Pay: ‘Seen One Gold Medalist Critical of Me?’

(The Post) Women in Sport: Emily Bridges’s wild claims go unchallenged on ITV

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Tributes pour in for New Zealand athletics legend Halberg following death aged 89
Sir Murray Halberg, one of New Zealand's greatest athletes who is best known for winning the 5,000 metres title at the Rome 1960 Olympics, has died aged 89

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Ababu, Tuwei declare all-out war against doping
* Cabinet Secretary for Sports Ababu announced a comprehensive action plan that will be unveiled in the next week to fight the scourge

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Sonia O’Sullivan: Building back trust in Kenyan distance running will be a long journey
World Athletics Council stops short of outright ban, believing improved funding for testing is best solution

(Tri247) Triathlon: Tim Don on IRONMAN Kona split: Will it be a hit or a miss?

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Relays return to Nassau in 2024 to serve as Paris Olympic qualifying event
The 2024 World Relays - which will act as a key qualifier for the Paris 2024 Games - will take place in the venue which held the first three versions of the event, the Bahamian capital of Nassau

(BAA) Athletics: Jack Fleming Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Athletic Association

(WA) Athletics: Decisions made at World Athletics Council Meeting in Rome

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