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Runner's Web February 2020 FrontPage Archive

  February 29, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Winds Whipping, Rupp and Tulimuk Win Dramatic USA Marathon Trials
Gusting winds and cold temperatures couldn't stop Galen Rupp and Aliphine Tuliamuk from claiming the USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon titles here today in what was the largest, and perhaps the most-anticipated, Trials in history

(Runner's World) Athletics: Results and Highlights From the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials
Galen Rupp, Jacob Riley, and Abdi Abdirahman will be representing Team USA in Tokyo this summer
(NBC) Galen Rupp wins Olympic Marathon Trials, joined by oldest U.S. Olympic runner ever
Aliphine Tuliamuk, one of 32 children, leads surprise U.S. Olympic women’s marathon team

(RT) Athletics: Still the best despite the international ban: Russian athlete Anzhelika Sidorova sets new WORLD-LEADING pole vault result

(Neeschain) Athletics: British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson reveals her body image struggles growing up

(NY Times) Athletics: Live Coverage of the Olympic Trials Marathon
The best of the best in the U.S. are fighting for six slots on the Olympic team over 26.2 miles in the biggest trials field ever.

(Outside Online) Athletics: Internal Investigations Won’t Stop Abusive Coaches
What the Dave Scott-Thomas and Alberto Salazar scandals have in common

(ITU) Triathlon: WTS Abu Dhabi 2020 postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak

(The Standard) Athletics: Kenyan athletes express fear over Coronavirus

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Rachel Cliff withdraws from Tokyo Marathon
Rachel Cliff and several elite wheelchair athletes have pulled out of this weekend's Tokyo Marathon

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Another Kenyan athlete suspended for failing drugs test

(Japan Times) Athletics: Ethiopia marathon runner Yonas Kinde aims for spot on Refugee Olympic Team

(BBC) Athletics: Marc Scott breaks Mo Farah's British and European indoor 5,000m record
Marc Scott broke four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah's European and British indoor 5,000m record in a time of 13 minutes 8.87 seconds in Boston

(AP) Athletics: Red, white & shoes? Footwear at forefront of marathon trials
(Reuters UK) Nike shoe debate rages as runners weigh advantages at U.S. Olympic trials

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Birhanu Legese and Ruti Aga defend their titles at the Tokyo Marathon
Ethiopian top runners Birhanu Legese and Ruti Aga will defend the titles they won last year at the Tokyo Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label Road Race and World Marathon Major, scheduled on Sunday 1st March 2020

(NBC) Athletics: Bernard Lagat reminded of Atlanta Games at U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

(ESPN) Athletics: How 600 dreams become six Olympians at the U.S. marathon trial

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill vs Katarina Johnson-Thompson: who is stronger in the seven heptathlon events?

(Tri247) Athletics" Gwen Jorgensen records 5,000m PB in Boston

US Olympic Trials Marathon - Atlanta, GA

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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: Concerns over medications for Mo Farah 'dated back to 2011'
UK Athletics officials had concerns about banned former Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar's use of medications with Mo Farah as early as July 2011, documents reveal

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 229: NAZ Elite Women’s Team – Steph Bruce, Kellyn Taylor & Aliphine Tuliamuk with Coach Ben Rosario
I’m in Atlanta for the Olympic Marathon Trials and had the honor to interview the NAZ Elite Women’s Team two days before the big day. The conversation begins with some words from Coach Ben Rosario and then we jump right into it with Steph Bruce, Kellyn Taylor and Aliphine Tuliamuk!

(Women's Running) Athletics: Olympic Trials
The fastest marathon runners in the country are set to compete on February 29 in Atlanta at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Find all the latest news and athlete profiles here

(Atlanta2020Trials) Athletics: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Qualifying Times

(Believe iin the Run) Athletics: Adidas Ultraboost PB Performance Review

(NY Times) Athletics: Olympic Trials Marathon: ‘We Wanted to Give a Party, and Everybody Is Coming’
Organizers expected about 400 people to race in Atlanta on Saturday. There will be nearly 700, accompanied by some 4,000 water bottles

(The Telegraph) Athletics: London Marathon organisers 'closely monitoring' risk of coronavirus after sporting schedule hit by cancellations
"With two months to go before the event on Sunday 26 April, we will continue to monitor the situation," a statement read

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: European champion runner tests positive for doping
Ukraine's Nataliya Krol has been given a provisional suspension

(NY Times) Athletics: Why Are American Women Running Faster Than Ever? We Asked Them — Hundreds of Them

(EA) Athletics: Klosterhalfen shatters European indoor 5000m record with 14:30.79 in Boston
World 5000m bronze medallist Konstanze Klosterhalfen decimated the European indoor 5000m record at the BU Last Chance Invitational in Boston on Thursday (27) evening
(Runner's World) Karissa Schweizer Shatters the 3,000-Meter American Record in Boston
Schweizer and two of her Bowerman Track Club teammates made the top-10 all-time list in Thursday’s historic race

(NY Times) Olympics: Grappling With Coronavirus, Tokyo Olympic Leaders Have No Good Options
The I.O.C. and the organizers in Tokyo have alternatives to holding the Olympics this summer in Japan. They just aren’t very appealing.

(Fast Running) Athletics: Cherono & Bekele race as Brits battle for World Half qualification

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Professor Marathon Looks At The Olympic Trials

(RRW) Athletics: Seven-Hundred Strong, Atlanta Is the People's Trials
The race --held every four years since 1976 for men and 1984 for women-- is the only completely binding, cutthroat trials marathon in the world which is used to pick an Olympic team

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia doping ban: Appeal against WADA decision set for May
Russia's appeal against a four-year ban from all major sporting events for doping violations will not be heard before the end of April

(The Star) Olympics: Careers could end without Olympic highlight, says Goodman
* Goodman said he had yet to discuss with Adams her plans beyond Tokyo but he recognised that older athletes like the 2008 and 2012 champion, who is 35, might not choose to go through another 12 months let alone another Olympic cycle
* Athletes and coaches, however, were still preparing for the Games, Goodman said

(The Telegraoh) Drugs in Sport: 'There will be cases before the Olympics that will shock people': How the anti-doping Athletics Integrity Unit is targeting elite athletes
The AIU has changed the approach to anti-doping, focusing on top-level athletes rather than testing randomly

(The Guadian) Drugs in Sport: Hammer thrower Mark Dry lashes out at 'unfair and wrong' doping ban
32-year-old had admitted lying about his whereabouts - ‘I am innocent. I will continue fighting to clear my name’

Samsung Tel Aviv Marathon - Israel

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(BBC) Athletics: Inside Track: Fears over our summer of sport and the fallout for Farah
Will the Coronavirus affect this summer's sport and an update on Sir Mo Farah

(ESPN) Athletics: After an unthinkably difficult season, could Jordan Hasay win the 2020 Olympic marathon trials?

(ESPN) Athletics: Family first, but Olympics next for U.S. marathon hopeful Jared Ward?

(Runner's World) Athletics: Nike Is Giving Alphafly Next% to All Olympic Trials Marathoners
All 695 Trials runners can pick up a pair this week, without obligation to wear them on race day

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Elle Purrier - Feeling Like a Totally Different Athlete
Carrie chats with Elle Purrier, the new American record holder in the indoor mile! They chat about the record, her love story, life on the farm, and her plans for the 2020 Olympics!

(VMLM) Athletics:Virgin Money London Marathon announces plans for back of the pack in 2020

(NewsChain) Athletics:GB star athlete Dina Asher-Smith 'proud' to be put on King's College London alumni wall alongside Katherine Grainger

(The Telegraph) Olympics: Britain will not step in to host 2020 Olympics as coronavirus threatens Tokyo games
Earlier on Tuesday senior IOC member Dick Pound said Tokyo organisers could delay making a decision until late May

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: 'We need to probe Alberto Salazar's four-year stint at UK Athletics': British Olympian Jo Pavey calls on review to ensure banned coach did not use controversial practices in Britain
* Banned Alberto Salazar worked for four years as consultant for the organisation
* Documentary on Monday revealed fresh claims from US athlete Ari Lambie which Salazar denies
* Pavey wants to be assured his controversial practices were not adopted here
* Salazar has lodged an appeal against his four-year ban for doping violations

(The Standard) Athletics: It's race against time for Manangoi

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Runners Prepare for the Olympic Trials
With an eye toward the Olympic Trials marathon on Saturday, runners Scott Fauble, Camelia Mayfield, and YiOu Wang share what it takes to qualify for the race. Portraits of a Runner, from filmmaker Myke Hermsmeyer and GU Energy Labs, highlights how these dedicated athletes are preparing for the big day

(GearJunkie) Athletics: Super Shoes: The Best Marathon Running Shoes

(AXIOS) Athletics: The race to catch Nike's Vaporfly shoe before the 2020 Olympics

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mark Dry: Hammer thrower to be banned for four years after UKAD appeal
Double Commonwealth medallist Mark Dry will be banned for four years after UK Anti-Doping successfully appealed against the decision to clear him

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(RRW) Athletics: Flashback - 20 Years Ago Today Chris Clark Won USA Olympic Trials Marathon
Was The Only USA Woman To Qualify For Sydney Olympics

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport:Albanian sprinter found guilty of doping offence at London 2012
Albanian sprinter Klodiana Shala has been found guilty of committing an anti-doping offence at London 2012 by the International Olympic Committee

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Queen’s University under pressure to reinstate coach who spoke out against Guelph

(NYRR) Athletics: 50th Anniversary of the TCS New York City Marathon Attracts Record-Breaking Interest; Will Feature Largest Applicant Pool Ever with Unprecedented Number of Runners Earning Guaranteed Entry
* Entry drawing for non-guaranteed runners set for Wednesday, February 26
* World’s largest marathon set to celebrate 50 years on Sunday, November 1, 2020

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU moves 2020 Chengdu Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event to Valencia,Spain

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: How Exercise Might Affect Our Food Choices, and Our Weight
Men and women who started an exercise program no longer found high-calorie, fatty foods quite so irresistible

(Runner's World) Athletics:For Kellyn Taylor, Love and Loss on the Way to the Trials
In the past year, she’s opened her home to seven foster children. It hasn’t been easy

(Irish Times) Athletics: Fair is unfair - Are my Nike 4% runners a sporting advantage?
Ian O’Riordan: Vaporflys are now at the front of almost every competitive distance race

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: The 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team, Four Years Later
How the 2016 U.S. Olympic marathon team that included Meb Keflezighi, Galen Rupp, Shalane Flanagan and Des Linden has fared in the last four years

(CBC) Athletics: Ottawa track coach Andy McInnis wins appeal in sexual harassment case
Arbitrator orders André Marin report removed from Athletics Canada website

(Frontiers in Physiology) Drugs in Sport: Prevalence Estimate of Blood Doping in Elite Track and Field Athletes During Two Major International Events

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: MPs to probe Mo Farah U-turn after star backtracked over taking controversial L-carnitine injections before 2014 London Marathon
* Mo Farah is in the spotlight again following a detailed expose by BBC Panorama
* MPs will ask questions about his U-turn over taking L-carnitine in 2014
* They want to reopen the select committee inquiry into doping in sport
* Farah could also be questioned by the UKADA if new evidence emerges

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah case raises concern over protection for athletes

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: IOC’s Dick Pound says Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled - not postponed - if virus threat is too serious

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(Runner's World) Athletics: How Atlanta Organizers Will Get 3,138 Hydration Bottles Into the Right Hands at the Trials
It’s been an eight-month effort of planning, testing, and training
Parker Stinson Drops Out of 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials
After having a breakthrough at last year’s Chicago Marathon, the pro suffered injuries he couldn’t come back from

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic champ Wayde van Niekerk back running, hopes to defend title in Tokyo
World-record holder in 400m suffered career-threatening knee injury in late 2017

Athletics: Introducing the Run to EMpower - Ottawa’s Fastest Womxn 5K
The race inspired by the late Émilie Mondor is a rebrand of Émilie’s Run

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Runner’s World Poll: Who Will Make the Olympic Marathon Team?
See how your picks compare to these experts’ predictions

(AP) Athletics: Honolulu marathon CEO says he was abused by Michigan doctor

(WSJ*) Athletics: Rivals Race to Catch Nike’s Vaporfly
Saturday’s U.S. Olympic marathon trials will test brands’ answers to the industry leader’s high-tech shoes

(NewsChain) Athletics: Scotland athlete Eloise Walker 'inspired' from training alongside Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie

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

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah, Alberto Salazar and L-carnitine Q&A: everything we know
Why is the four-time Olympic champion in the spotlight, what has he been accused of and why does it all matter?

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: University of Guelph faculty demand transparent probe into school’s handling of Scott-Thomas allegations

(WA) Athletics: Inspired by Duplantis, Morris aims to vault with no limits in 2020

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyan Chumba eyes Tokyo marathon title

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 100 with Laura Schmitt
"Coaching, I would argue, is the least about the workouts. In fact, if you’re a coach, you should have phenomenal workouts. You should have a progression that takes a child, an adult, anyone—in four years, of course they’re going to get better, you just have to write it out properly. It’s written in every book, you can pick up any book, anyone can be a ‘give workout’ person. What isn’t easy, unless it is, is knowing how to connect with a person, to get the most out of them, so they can feel good about themselves…You have to be very careful about how you connect with people. We as coaches have power, for sure, the people we are coaching can be vulnerable so you have to make sure you’re not taking advantage of that or crossing the line. That’s your job, it’s not the athlete’s job. As close as the athlete comes to you, you have to know where it needs to stop, where the line is, and a mature coach knows how to do that."

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah admitted taking performance-enhancing supplement minutes after ‘repeatedly denying’ it in Salazar investigation
Four-time Olympic champion was grilled by Usada officials in 2015 where he allegedly changed his story on the use of L-carnitine after suddenly remembering the injection two days before the 2014 London Marathon

(The Guardian) Athletics: UK Athletics 'must become more transparent,' says Toni Minichiello>A?
Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach ‘shocked’ over Mo Farah injections - Minichiello: ‘Opportunity for UKA to regain trust of the sport’

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 228: Sally Kipyego
Sally Kipyego is one to be watching in Atlanta this weekend for the Olympic Marathon Trials! She is fit and ready to compete. Coming off a stellar fall marathon in Berlin where she ran a 2:25, which was a three minute PR

  February 24, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(NBC) Athletics: 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials TV, live stream schedule

(Oiselle) Athletics: The State of Athlete Sponsorship with Lauren Fleshman

(BBTM0 Athletics: Grand Blue Mile awarded USATF 1 Mile Road Championships from 2020-23
Past national champions Hurt, Masters, Lipari & Kampf commit to 2020 race on Tuesday evening, April 21; $30,000 prize purse available

(RT) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah’s reputation is unravelling, so let’s stop tiptoeing around and hear the full story of his ties with disgraced Salazar

(The Guardian) Athletics: Daley Thompson: 'I'd love to help British athletes. I'd be over the moon'
Great Britain’s two-times Olympic decathlon gold medallist has plenty of strings to his bow but he has only ever coached two athletes, neither from his own country and both champions

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Cheptegei: I’m Uganda’s greatest

(AP) Olympics: Survey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially

(BBC) Athletics: Asbel Kiprop: Former Olympic 1500m champion to turn his back on athletics for motorsport career

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: The road to Atlanta
This women's collective are doing things their way - and it's working

(AW) Athletics: Running is a family affair for Paula Radcliffe
The marathon star’s new initiative aims to help youngsters start out in the sport

(Atlanta2020Trials) Athletics: Leading up to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, Atlanta Track Club partnered with the Grady Sports Media program at the University of Georgia to profile some of the competitors in the race. The authors of these stories are undergraduate students enrolled in the program and have been lightly edited by the Club

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Leaked reports show Mo Farah changed account to US anti-doping investigators
* Farah repeatedly denied having L-carnitine injection to Usada
* Athlete insists he clarified quickly after realising his error
* Panorama probes links between UKA and Alberto Salazar

(WA) Athletics: Lornah Kiplagat’s story behind the picture
Dutch athlete Lornah Kiplagat, one of the most acclaimed road runners of the 2000s, comments on this eye-catching picture of her en route to 2008 world half marathon gold in Rio

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Panorama: Fresh questions over Mo Farah's relationship with Alberto Salazar
Fresh questions over Mo Farah's relationship with his banned former coach Alberto Salazar have been raised in a new BBC Panorama investigation
Alberto Salazar's spectacular fall from grace
Alberto Salazar wanted to win almost at any cost
(The Telegraph) Mo Farah 'denied taking supplement injection before 2014 London Marathon to anti-doping investigators before changing his account'
A new BBC Panorama documentary reveals Farah did have an injection of L-carnitine, a legal supplement that can boost performance

(Runner's World) Athletics: 20 Years Ago He Was in Immigration Purgatory. Now He's One of the Fastest 40-Somethings Alive.
After Memo Morales crossed the border, he ran to alleviate his homesickness. But then he just got faster and faster

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(Track and FIeld News) Athletics: Age Is No Barrier For 30-Something Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin was a mere lad of 30 when he won the Olympic Trials 100 for the first time in 2012

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Healthy again, a philosophical Galen Rupp says he is ready for the Olympic Marathon Trials

(Daily Beast) Olympics: Los Angeles’ First Olympics Changed It Forever
A city that had seen its population double in a decade was the center of the world for a few weeks, and both the athletes and movie stars took full advantage

(Irish Times) Athletics: Kevin Seaward runs second fastest Irish marathon time to qualify for Olympics
School teacher runs 2:10.10 in Seville to smash his own previous best of 2:13.39

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah admits lying about links with arrested coach Jama Aden
Four-times Olympic champion has no regrets about not leaving Nike Oregon project sooner

(BBC) Athletics: British Indoor Athletics Championships: Sophie Cook and Amy Hunt win gold
Sophie Cook won pole vault gold with a personal best at the British Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow
(The Telegraph) Amy Hunt wins maiden national indoor title days before teenager sits A-Level exam
One of British athletics's most promising talent brushes aside her rivals with ease in Glasgow

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kimunyan, Kiplagat win races in Eldoret

(Kingston Whig_Standard) Athletics: Firing of Queen's cross-country coach shocks running community

(WA) Athletics: Wide open contests set for Seville

(BBC) Athletics: Andrew Pozzi maintains unbeaten indoor 60m hurdles run
Britain's Andrew Pozzi preserved his unbeaten indoor record this season with victory in the final World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Madrid

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah says he has suffered from his links to Alberto Salazar
Salazar was banned for four years for doping violations in October 2019; Farah is not accused of any wrongdoing

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Josh Kerr steering clear of controversy ahead of UK indoors
Josh Kerr will huddle within the Emirates Arena today and count his blessings he is running indoors

(NewsRadio1310) Women in Sport: Idaho Set to Ban Biological Boys from Girls Sports

(NBC) Athletics: Emily Sisson a U.S. Olympic marathon trials favorite, thanks to Ireland

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(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: The Skeptic's Take on Altitude Training
Pretty much every elite endurance athlete trains in mountain air or the altitude-tent equivalent. But a few scientists think they’re wasting their time and money

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Wake, walk the dog, go to work, train, shower, eat and go to bed – meet Jessie Knight, the primary school teacher with Olympic dreams
Teacher who had retired from athletics can now target an Olympic place

(WA) Athletics: Rojas breaks world indoor triple jump record in Madrid

(NBC) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei beaten as another world record smashed in Nike shoes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletes to battle strong winds in AK track and field meeting

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 227: Julie Stackhouse
Julie Stackhouse is a running coach and accomplished runner residing in Jacksonville, FL

(WA) Athletics: Inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour to kick off this weekend

(Mirror) Athletics: US pole vaulter has 18 stitches after suffering gruesome injury in a very painful place
A Brigham Young University student had worries about his ability to have children in the future following the shocking accident

(The Standard) Athletics: Rudisha: Step by step, I'll be back

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Jeff Merrill and Andrew Wheating bring Olympic-level runners to life in ‘Tracklandia’

(Reiters UK) Athletics: North Korea to cancel April marathon over coronavirus fears - tour company

(Eirosport UK) Athletics: Ex-UK Athletics chairman Warner says he advised Mo Farah to leave disgraced Salazar in 2015

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Queens University sees fallout from track coach’s firing
(CBC) Queen's track and field coach fired after condemning Guelph's handling of Dave Scott-Thomas
Facebook post compares Guelph athletes to prisoners of war conspiring with captors

(WA) Athletics: Yeshaneh breaks half marathon world record in Ras Al Khaimah
(The Star) Kosgei misses record as she trails trails Ethiopia’s Yeshaneh
* Marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei finished second, and her time was also two seconds inside Jepkosgei’s mark
* Both Yeshaneh and Kosgei were wearing a version of Nike’s Vaporfly shoes, which have featured in several other track and road records in the last three years
(RAK) Ababel Yeshaneh And Kibiwott Kandie Claim Victory At Record-breaking 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon
* Yeshaneh from Ethiopia smashes World Record in the women’s race with a time of 64:31
* Men’s race is won by Kandie from Kenya with a time of 58:58
* World’s fastest half marathon enjoys largest ever turn-out, with 5,200 runners competing
* 14th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah half marathon held on Al Marjan Island earlier today
(CBC) Yeshaneh sets world record in half marathon in controversial Nike shoes
Vaporfly range uses thick foam soles, carbon plate to allow athletes to use their energy more efficiently

RAK Half-Marathon - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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(RRW) Athletics: Just Back From Training In Kenya, Lagat Eyes Record Sixth Olympic Team
With five Olympic appearances behind him, including two medals and two additional top-5 finishes, Bernard Lagat seemingly has nothing to left prove

(The Star) Athletics:Kosgei targets fast time at Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon
* Other contenders include Joan Chelimo, Birhane Yeshane, Evaline Chirchir and Rosemary Wanjiru

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Big Guy Going Long: Shot Put World Champion to Novice Half Marathoner
Two-time Olympic shot put medalist John Godina opens up about the physical and mental challenges of training for his first half marathon

(NBC) Athletics: Amy Cragg to withdraw from U.S. Olympic marathon trials
(Runner's World) Amy Cragg Withdraws from 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials >BR>The 2016 Trials champion cited illness as the reason she’s not running

(CBC) Athletics: Alysha Newman's training her mind to be Canada's 1st woman to win Olympic medal in pole vault
Hypnotism, work-life balance making her as strong mentally as she is physically

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Tierney Wolfgram - Making Waves
Carrie goes On The Run with Tierney Wolfgram! Tierney will be the youngest competitor at the upcoming Olympic Marathon Trials, having run a 2:40:03 as a 15 year old! She and Carrie chat about training at such a young age, how it feels to be a contender at the trials, and where she will go from here

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse fine-tuning all aspects of his race in pursuit of Olympic gold
Canadian sprinter focused on improving explosiveness, stamina as Olympics near

(Spikes) Athletics: Impossible by Hugues Fabrice Zango
The first day I went to the stadium, I asked my coach a question: "Who is the best in the world at the triple jump?"

(RAK Half-Marathon) Athletics: Record Numbers And Record Holders Set For This Weekend’s Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon
* Largest ever turn-out, with over 5,000 runners registered
* World-class field confirmed for the main race, including women’s marathon world record-holder, Brigid Kosgei, and some of the best elite male runners on the planet
* 14th edition of the world’s fastest half marathon to be held on Al Marjan Island on February 21, 2020

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Williams yearning for Olympic berth
Though she has put together an illustrious six-year professional career, Danielle Williams has never participated in an Olympic Games and the former Queens School standout is focusing to change that this summer

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Buoyant Kenyan stars ready to attack world record in UAE

(Japan Times) Athletics: Nagoya Women's Marathon limited to elite runners because of coronavirus

(Daily Sun) Athletics: NAZ Elite This Week: Bruce battles her way back to U.S. Marathon Team Trials

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Queen’s track coach fired after criticizing University of Guelph’s handling of Dave Scott-Thomas allegations

(BBC) Athletics: Jemma Reekie beats world champion Halimah Nakaayi over 800m
Jemma Reekie beat world champion Halimah Nakaayi over 800m in France to record her second IAAF World Indoor Series win in five days.
(The Guardian) Jemma Reekie takes biggest scalp yet as she beats 800m world champion
Halimah Nakaayi defeated by 21-year-old in France - Reekie’s second world indoor series win in five days
NewsChain) Britain's Jemma Reekie continues phenomenal form ahead of Tokyo beating World Champion Halimah Nakaayi to 800m victory

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(Runner's World) Athletics: The Best Moments at the Olympic Marathon Trials
Will the 2020 Trials produce great memories like these?

(SportBusiness) Athletics: Boston mayor seeks to dismiss coronavirus fears for marathon

(NYRR) Athletics: Defending Champions Joyciline Jepkosgei, Tatyana McFadden, Belay Tilahun, and Daniel Romanchuk to Return for United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday, March 15
Professional athlete field to include 14 Olympians and eight Paralympians leading the way for 25,000 runners from Brooklyn to Manhattan
WABC-TV, Channel 7 to provide race-day coverage and live look-ins, and pro race livestream to be available on ABC7 and NYRR social media channels

(The Independent) Athletics: The value of the half-marathon in preparing for the real thing
Many marathoners book a race at half the distance, so Jack Rathborn assesses why it can be so beneficial

(The Guardian) Athletics: How can you outrun Usain Bolt? Get yourself some buffalos
Did India’s Srinivas Gowda really beat the 100m world record holder? Only if you don’t count his animal assistants

(Yahoo) Olympics; Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

(NewsChain) Athletics: Marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei striving for personal best at Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon
Marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is aiming for a personal best at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on Friday

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Report Reveals Insider Dealing at Russia’s Antidoping Agency
A forensic audit of Russia’s antidoping agency has suggested former officials funneled money to companies they controlled.

(NY Times) Athletics: Super Cushioned Running Shoes Are All the Rage, but Aren’t Foolproof
Runners wearing maximalist running shoes pound harder and pronate more than in standard shoes

(Sport24) Athletics: Cheptegei sets new half marathon challenge
Joshua Cheptegei has turned his attention to winning his maiden title at the World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia next month after bursting through the 13-minute barrier to improve the world 5km record in Monaco last weekend

(AW) Athletics: Linford Christie wants his 100m record to fall
Former Olympic and world champion hopes to see his British mark overtaken

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(BBC) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk wins on return as he continues recovery from knee injury
Olympic champion and 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk won his first race of the year as he continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

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

(NewsChain) Athletics: British record holder Jemma Reekie's coach believes she could be a contender at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
British middle-distance runner Jemma Reekie's coach Andy Young has backed the youngster to be a Tokyo 2020 Olympic contender

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Announced As Title Sponsor For Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon
The new event marks the debut of the all-new Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in the U.S. since 2015 and will consist of a twilight 5K and half marathon

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Jepchirchir seeks fast time on return to Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Andre De Grasse hopes to complete medal collection with Olympic gold

Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for April 19th
Defending Champions Tadu Abate and Dibabe Kuma return to Hamburg

(NY Times) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon Restricted to Elite Athletes Over Coronavirus Outbreak
An estimated 38,000 runners had been expected to participate in the annual event, one of the largest marathons in the world.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei set for first race of the season

(WA) Athletics: Cheptegei on his 2020 aspirations: ‘I want to go and make history’

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 99 with Lindsay Flanagan
"I think I’ve just learned that whether you’re running a 5-hour marathon, a 4-hour marathon, a 2-hour marathon, we all go through the same struggles in training—whether it’s mental, whether it’s physical—and [my athletes] are always telling me, ‘Oh my gosh, we look up to you because you’re running 2 whatever hours,’ and I’m like, ‘No, I’m looking up to you because your training runs for your long runs, you’re out there for 3, 4 hours. That is amazing. You’re balancing your family, your job, your running—that’s what’s truly amazing. My running, that’s all I do all day is I go run. But you have all these other things you balance.’ So I think they just show me that with determination, it’s cheesy, but you can do anything because they’re balancing real lives and still running great, which has been really fun."

(The Star) Athletics: Chumo sets new PB, Kipruto and Cheruiyot win in Mexico
* Chumo who was paced by the duo of Cornelius Kiplangat and Boniface Kibiwot was among the leading pack in the race which kicked off at a moderate tempo as the large main group went through the opening 5km in 14:18
* Meanwhile, Benson Kipruto and Lucy Cheruiyot began their 2020 season on a high, claiming the 34th Electrolit Guadalajara Half Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road race on Sunday (16), although the course records set one year ago remained intact

(ABC) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei's world record criticised, shoe technology accused of turning running into a 'farce'

(Sport24) Athletics:Van Niekerk wins first race this year on comeback trail

(iHeartRadio) Athletics: The Running for Real Podcast: Celebrating Runner Highs and Embracing the Lows

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(Tina Muir) Athletics: Signs You Are Pushing Your Body Too Far

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 4

(AFP) Athletics: Sprint queen Fraser-Pryce eyes track farewell at 2021 worlds

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Up, Up and Away!
The stable door was wide open, and the shoe manufacturers (of whatever stripe) just drove the coach and horses, loaded with super-shoes, right out; and there’s no catching them

(NewsChain) Athletics: Great Britain's pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw believes she is in 'the best place' to medal in Tokyo

(Spikes) Athletics: Resilience by Brittany Brown
"There were days when I had to ask myself: is this worth it?"

(Women's Running) Athletics: In Celebrating Local Olympic Hopefuls, We Lift Up Our Communitie

(Guelph Mercury) Athletics: Megan Brown: 'I probably should have a lot more anger and resentment, but I don't'
A Q-and-A with Guelph's former top track athlete

(Sport24) Athletics: Johnson sees 'very difficult' Olympic defence for SA hero Van Niekerk

(EA) Athletics: Thiam opens season in the 60m hurdles at Belgian Indoor Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Coronavirus: Tokyo Marathon organisers restrict event to elite runners only
Organisers of the Tokyo Marathon have announced it will no longer be a mass participation event due to the coronavirus outbreak

(BBC) Athletics: Armand Duplantis is a 'beautiful talent' - Sergey Bubka
Armand Duplantis is a "beautiful talent", says Ukraine's former world and Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka

(Stuff NZ) Athletics:New Zealand's Theo Quax joins dad Dick in the special sub-4 minute mile club

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jemma Reekie's 'special kick' could take her to Olympic glory, predicts coach
Scot wins tactical battle in 1500m at Glasgow Grand Prix - Reekie has broken three British records this month
(The Telegraph) Jemma Reekie's coach Andy Young says 2020 Olympics is an 'exciting opportunity' as her rapid rise continues
Reekie delivered another stunning 1500m performance at the Muller Grand Prix in Glasgow, in front of her home crowd

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: The spirit of the Ekiden
Going inside Japanese running culture and their fascination with the ekiden

(Runner's World) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei Shatters 5K World Record in Monaco
The Ugandan runner broke the 13-minute barrier on the roads, averaging a blistering 4:08 mile pace

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(Fox Sports) Athletics: Nike shoes or not – a sub-13 minute 5km is insane

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Doping Ruling Knocks Russia off Gold Medal Perch
A new doping ruling seems likely to drop Russia into second place for gold medals in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Medal counts have long been a point of national pride

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2020 USATF Indoor National Championships
U.S. titles were up for grabs this Valentine’s Day weekend in Albuquerque

(The Telegraph) Running; The ultimate challenge: Dutch runner Ragna Debats targets history by taking on toughest ultra marathon in each of the seven continents
The 40-year-old will compete in nine races across seven continents in extreme weather conditions and aims to complete set in under a year

(BBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman comes close to breaking 60m world record
American sprinter Christian Coleman came close to breaking his own world record after winning the 60m at the USATF Indoor Championships in New Mexico

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chicken farmer Chemutai fancies her chance of owning a world record

(WA) Athletics: Cheptegei breaks world 5km record in Monaco

Athletics: 2020 Los Angeles Marathon to Welcome Most Runners All-Time
Presented by ASICS, the milestone 35th anniversary event will take place on Sunday, March 8 and is on-course to become the biggest gathering of runners in the marathon’s history

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Jemma Reekie's dream run continues as she blitzes her way to 1500m indoor victory at Muller Grand Prix
Armand Duplantis again broke his own pole vault world record with 6.18m in Glasgow

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir falls short of record as training partner Jemma Reekie stars
Reekie wins 1500m to continue remarkable form - Muir: ‘I think we’re very close to being on par’

Ascension Seton Austin Marathon - Austin, TX

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(BBC) Athletics: Jemma Reekie: British athlete dismisses link between her Nike shoes and recent record-breaking form
Britain's Jemma Reekie has dismissed speculation that her recent improvement is linked to her Nike prototype shoes
(The Guardian) Laura Muir falls short of record as training partner Jemma Reekie stars
Reekie wins 1500m to continue remarkable form - Muir: ‘I think we’re very close to being on par’

(NewsChain) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominates the 60m and Jemma Reeke shines again at Muller Indoor Athletics Grand Prix
Jamaica's 'pocket rocket' Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce showed that motherhood is not slowing her down as she raced to victory in the 60m on the first day of competition in Glasgow

(USATF) Athletics: American record-breaking triple jumps highlight Day 1 of 2020 Toyota USATF Indoor Championships

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis ups world pole vault record to 6.18m in Glasgow

(The Guardian) Athletics: Record-breaking middle-distance duo staying on message in Olympic year
The Scots, Jemma Reekie and Laura Muir, swerve the thorny issue of Nike spikes while all is running smoothly on the track

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport:Megan Brown’s story highlights the need for a #MeToo moment in sports

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya runs first public race for eight months in 300m before proclaiming: 'Track and field, you will still see my face'
Olympic 800m champion has refused to adhere to testosterone regulations and her decision to open year with 300m race might be significant

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Confusion galore as Kandie edges Kamworor to win 10km title

(AS) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: "If you put a foot wrong you lose the race"
The world 200m champion spoke to AS about her ambitions and her training methods ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer

Athletics: Malaika Mihambo stuns with 7.07 meters for tenth on the alltime list at USTAF in Berlin
Germany’s long jump world champion from Doha 2019 broke her own meeting record, took the world lead with the first 7 meter jump of the year and moved up to tenth place on the indoor alltime list

(NVM) Athletics: Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon: Entrant Profile Stories
Runners Carry Numerous Personal Motivations and Goals into 42nd Annual Race

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt's heir apparent? Meet Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis, the new star of track and field
"I don't blame them for wanting me to have a crazy career like Usain Bolt. I am going to try and carry the sport as much as I can and I know the best way to do that is to jump really high."

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir: "The faster Jemma’s got, the closer we’ve got"
Four-time European indoor champion has nothing but praise and pride for her record-breaking training partner
Hard work is paying off for Reekie, says Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe hails Jemma Reekie’s impressive recent record-breaking form

(Wired) Athletics: Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters
Derek Murphy investigates runners whose times seem suspicious, which is what brought him to a 70-year-old doctor named Frank Meza

(Capital FM) Athletics: Air quality to be monitored in Nairobi WU20
The World Athletics Under-20 Championships to be hosted in Nairobi later in July will be the first global track and field championships where air quality will be measured and analysed

(BBC) Athletics: How to watch the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on BBC One
British middle-distance runner Laura Muir is among the star names set to compete in one of the most prestigious events in the indoor calendar in Glasgow on Saturday

Toyota USATF Indoor Championships - Albuquerque , NM

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(The Telegraph) Olympics: Exclusive: Tokyo 2020 organisers 'childlike' to not plan for Games being cancelled over coronavirus outbreak
Dr John Ashton, the former director of public health for North-West England, was critical of the fact a postponement had not been considered

(The Telegraph) Athletics: From Louisiana to the top of the world: New pole vault record holder Armand Duplantis on life without limits
Duplantis set a new record of 6.17 metres in Torun last week

(The Guardian) Olympics: IOC insists Tokyo Olympics will go ahead despite coronavirus
Meetings in F1 and athletics have already been cancelled - ‘The IOC is in contact with the World Health Organisation’

(Runner's World) Athletics: Guide to the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials
Top American marathoners will race in Atlanta on February 29

(AFP) Women in Sport: I am here to stay, stresses Semenya after comeback victory

(ABC News) Women in Sport: Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes
The families of three female high school runners have filed a federal lawsuit

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russia’s 3-time World Champ Lasitskene says chances of going to 2020 Olympics still remain
The triple world champion in high jump estimates her chances as 50/50

(The Guardian) Athletics: Amy Hunt: meet the British teenage sprinter tearing up the record books
The world Under-18 200m record holder on juggling studies with athletics, Olympic hopes and the excitement of taking on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce this weekend

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 226: Lindsay Flanagan
Lindsay Flanagan was the 5th American to cross the finish line at the Houston Half a few weeks ago in that big sea of American Women

(Japan Times) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon officials ask runners from China to voluntarily defer entry until next year

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Too rich to bribe: Diack junior denies Russian doping graft

(NewsChain) Athletics: GB track star Jemma Reekie says Laura Muir 'taught me everything I know' after breaking three national records in two weeks
Great Britain’s running sensation Jemma Reekie has revealed that teammate Laura Muir has ‘taught me everything I know’ on the athletics track

(VMLM) Athletics: 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon start times confirmed

(The Guardian) Athletics: UK Athletics plunged into fresh crisis as chairman Chris Clark resigns
Clark resigns after barely seven months in charge - England Netball’s Joanna Adams to rebuild organisation

(BBC) Olympics: The Inside Track: Breaking barriers for black swimmers & the state of UK Athletics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Bia, Brosnan Named National High School Cross Country Coaches of the Year

ISTFA Indoors - Berlin, Germany

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(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: The Outer Line: How drug anti-diversion techniques can be used to curb doping
Doping rings often use legal pharmaceuticals that have been illegally diverted to the black market. The Outer Line examines how anti-diversion tactics used by the healthcare industry can be used to combat doping

(NBC) Athletics: 2020 USATF Indoor Championships TV, live stream schedule

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jay Holder - Celebrate Running!
Carrie chats with Jay Holder, the director of Marketing and Communications for the Atlanta Track Club! They discuss what type of person will win the Olympic Team Trials Marathon, what it is like to prepare for hosting the big event, Jay’s running history, and much more

(NewsChain) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya to return to track at unique Newton Classic Shootout event as South African Olympic stars line up alongside high school athletes
Olympic and world 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya will make her return to the track alongside other Olympic stars at the Newton Classic Shootout event in Johannesburg

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis ready to rock Glasgow in first competition since breaking world record

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: The Canadian running renaissance of the late 2010s
Canada's going through a running renaissance right now that's showing no sign of slowing down

(Capital FM) Athletics: Dream come true to be in Olympics, says Brigid
World marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei has termed it a dream come true being selected into Kenya’s team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: The incredible rise of Jemma Reekie: How Britain's overnight middle-distance sensation stepped up to rival Laura Muir

Athletics: ISTAF Indoor set for Friday in Berlin
Malaika Mihambo hopes that strong Long Jump field will spur her to 7 metres

(AW) Athletics: Perri Shakes-Drayton hangs up her spikes
Hurdles star looks forward to life after athletics after multiple medal-winning career

(WA) Athletics: After mile breakthrough, Purrier shows her strength

(CBC) Athletics: Van Buskirk, Brown hope story that rocked track world sparks more conversation
'It's good the conversation has opened from a really terrible situation,' says Paralympian Brown

Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Returns To The Sunshine State: Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Clearwater Half Marathon To Debut In October 2020
Clearwater, Florida joins the 2020 calendar as the newest Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event; First Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in Florida since 2013

(Outside Online) Cycling: How This Great-Grandma Keeps Breaking World Records
Patricia Baker established multiple track-cycling records in her age group after taking a 20-year break from racing

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'You have to wonder how it has been allowed to get like this': Veteran coach Malcolm Arnold blasts UK Athletics for 'hiring staff with no knowledge of the sport'
* Malcolm Arnold believes UK Athletics hired staff with no knowledge of the sport
* Cuts to UK Athletics' £27million lottery funding could well be in the pipeline
* UKA also don't have a permanent CEO in place five months before Tokyo 2020

(WA) Athletics: Barshim headlines as four world champions are confirmed for Wanda Diamond League opener in Doha

(The Guardian) Athletics: Setback for UK Athletics as BBC balks at new £3m TV rights deal
Current deal expires this summer and new one not yet agreed - BBC believed to only be offering a fraction of previous price

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(ADF Media) Women in Sport: High-school athletes file suit to protect fairness in girls’ sports
ADF attorneys represent female track competitors marginalized by Connecticut’s allowance of boys in their events

(Guelph Mercury-Tribune) Athletics: Dave Scott-Thomas plaque removed from Guelph Sports Hall of Fame
City says they're meeting with board to discuss if former coach should be removed from hall permanently

(USATF) Athletics: Purrier’s mile record earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(TheBigHalf) Athletics: Marathon star Lawrence Cherono to challenge Kenenisa Bekele

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Jeptoo warns Kenyan athletes over doping risk after returning from ban
Disgraced marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has warned Kenyan athletes to be more responsible for what they put into their bodies following a spate of doping cases involving competitors from the African country

(CBC) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford shattering more Canadian records after 'satisfying' 2019 track season
1,500-metre specialist wants to be better race tactician before Tokyo Olympics

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Combining Aerobics and Weights Tied to Optimal Weight Control
Activities like walking and lifting weights were both tied to a healthier weight, but combining the two may have the most benefits

(TrainRight) Endurance Sports ;Exploring The Elastic Limits Of Human Performance With Alex Hutchinson

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon organisers to hand out masks to runners amid coronavirus concerns
Organisers of next month's Tokyo Marathon have revealed surgical masks will be distributed to runners and volunteers, upon request, as part of preventive safety measures against coronavirus

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Blake changes his mind about 200m
Jamaica's star athlete Yohan Blake says has had a change of heart about the 200m

(NY Times) Athletics: Can the King of Ultrarunning Conquer a Race as Short as the Marathon?
(Sports Illustrated) Jim Walmsley’s Long, Winding and Unconventional Path to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

(NewsChain) Athletics: A look at the stellar line-up for the Indoor Athletics Grand Prix in Glasgow: Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and 1500m runner Jemma Reekie
Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and British mile record holder Jemma Reekie are all set to feature in the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow this weekend

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(The Guardian) Athletics: UK Sport launches root and branch review into ailing UK Athletics
UK Sport admits it has ‘major concerns’ following series of crises - Challenges have had ‘adverse impact’ on reputation of the sport

(BBC) Athletics: How to watch the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on BBC One
British middle-distance runner Laura Muir is among the star names set to compete in one of the most prestigious events in the indoor calendar in Glasgow on Saturday

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

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Episode 98 with Mike Fanelli
"As long as I can come across the finish line—whatever chosen distance, and I’ve raced them all—knowing that I couldn’t possibly have run one iota faster, that to me, that’s satisfying. I like being in that position, I like being under the pressure, I like finding myself in a state of uncomfortability. I like being in that space and I like really engaging in the self-talk, so for me, that’s my drug…Your potential is not comfortable. I dig exploring that. I’m my own little guinea pig."

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Women in Triathlon: Where Are We Now?
As triathlon approaches five years of working toward gender parity, how much has changed?

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Powell ready to take Jamaica back to the top of sprinting
Former world record holder Asafa Powell is determined to rescue Jamaican male sprinting from its barren period

(Muich-Airport) Athletics: Generali Munich Marathon and Munich Airport launch the Around the World Challenge

(VMLM) Athletics: Alex Bell among 30 athletes to be offered funding by London Marathon Events

(Business Wire) Athletics: Garmin® secures exclusive naming rights for Kansas City Marathon
With expanded title sponsorship, the Garmin Kansas City Marathon includes new event branding and promotes Garmin’s premium fitness and adventure smartwatches

(EA) Athletics: Live streaming available for Banska Bystrica and Stockholm tonight

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: University of Guelph president apologizes to athlete for former coach’s alleged misconduct

(Sport Business) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 offers refunds on marathon tickets

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: European Cross Country champion Fsiha suspended for doping
Sweden's European Cross Country champion Robel Fsiha has been suspended for doping just two months after winning the 2019 European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon in Portugal

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: The shameful truths behind the Megan Brown story

(The Telegraph) Cpmmonwealth Games: British sport's air pollution crisis: Damning data suggests 'dangerous levels' at 2020 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
A host of childhood sporting venues which helped launch some of Britain's greatest sporting stars are now blighted by harmful traffic fumes

(CBC) Athletics: Athletics Canada Athlete Council says track body failed alleged victim of sexual abuse
Group says inaction against Dave Scott-Thomas 'reinforced' coach's position of power

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

(The Guardian) Athletics: Running reaches crossroads as Nike-led footwear arms race infects mainstream
From Olympic and world records down to Parkruns Vaporfly’s sole technology thrives at the expense of a sport’s soul

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(Sports Examiner) Olympics: Edwin Moses is right when he says protests can’t be stopped, but neither can the blowback

(The Age) Drugs in Sport: Doping ban lifted for Australian athletics coach Greg Smith

(SportPesa) Athletics: Relentless Beatrice Chepkoech Breaks Kenya's 1500m Indoor Record
The Steeplechase world record holder crossed the line in 4:02.09 clipping 0.12 off the previous national record, also setting the fastest time in the world this season over the distance

(Fast-Women) Athletics: My case for large Olympic Marathon Trials fields in 2024 and beyond

Athletics: A Record Number of over 40,000 Runners, including 2,600 International Runners, Expected to Participate in Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon 2020

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: To be on the right side of history, the IOC must rule out sex testing at the Tokyo Olympics

(Daily Record) Athletics: Jemma Reekie admits disbelief as she smashes THREE British records in eight days
The 21-year-old only realised her achievement following a phone call with her coach

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: University of Guelph faces criticism over handling of allegations against former coach Dave Scott-Thomas

(irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Edwin Moses still leading the fight against doping in athletics
Athlete with the greatest winning streak in history remains committed to the ongoing cause

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Justyn Knight sprints to 3,000-metre win at Millrose Games
DeBues-Stafford takes 5 seconds off her indoor Canadian mark in women's mile

Athletics: Approximately 13,000 Runners Converge In The Big Easy For The 2020 Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half-Marathon
* Indianapolis’ Working Man’s Track Club wins the inaugural North American Distance Project Teams Competition
* Brett Morley (Taylors, S.C.) and Carly Forte (Golden, Colo.) takes top spots in the marathon
* Panuel Mkungo (Kenya) and Amy Cragg (Portland, Ore.) win the half marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: She Ran the Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifying Time, But She Can’t Compete in Atlanta
Erin Gregoire’s chip time was 2:42:55, but her gun time was 12 minutes slower

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Nike threaten assault on 100m records with release of futuristic Viperfly sprint shoe
Sportswear giant also reveal mainstream version of road-running Alphafly shoe worn by Eliud Kipchoge during sub-2hr marathon

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(Guardian NG) Athletics: Kenyans dominate 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mondo Duplantis in pole position to lead athletics’ new wave of talent
Pole vaulter raises bar for achievement in his discipline with world record and shows kind of personality athletics needs

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Nike's Vaporfly shoes changed running, and the track and field world is still sifting through the fallout

(NesChain) Athletics: Jemma Reekie finishes astonishing week with two more British records with phenomenal run in New York
Scotland's Jemma Reekie has continued an extraordinary week on the track breaking training partner Laura Muir's indoor mile record at the Millrose Games in New York

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gebrselassie: Why I just can’t wait for Bekele vs Kipchoge duel

(ITU) Triathlon: Russia dominates the Wintertri 2x2 Mixed Relay

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Athletics Canada calls allegations of sexual relationship between coach, under-age athlete “deeply disturbing”

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: In Tokyo all the women’s rooms were fenced in with barbed wire... the only men who could get in were the pole vaulters! Golden girl Mary Peters on the trials of being an Olympic pioneer and the rise of women in athletics
* Dame Mary Peters won gold in the pentathlon at the Munich 1972 Olympics
* She also recalls the Tokyo Olympics, and has some amazing tales to tell
* She is revered in Ireland, and has also set up a charity to help young Irish people

(RRW) Athletics: USA Records Fall at Millrose Games
A trio of American records highlighted an intense afternoon of racing at the 113th NYRR Millrose Games at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory here

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Armand Duplantis clears 6.17m to break pole vault world record
Having already set world bests at almost every age group, the 20-year-old Swede is now world record holder

(BBC) Athletics: Jemma Reekie beats Laura Muir's British indoor mile record
Jemma Reekie broke Laura Muir's British record for the indoor mile in New York - a week after taking half a second off her fellow Scot's 800m mark in Glasgow

Camel City Invitational - Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Humana Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans - New Orleans, LA

KRRA - Twosome Run 5k - Kinston, ON

Lifetime Miami Marathon - Miami, FL

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(WA) Athletics: 6.17! Duplantis breaks world pole vault record in Torun
(The Telegraph) Armand Duplantis clears 6.17m to break pole vault world record
Having already set world bests at almost every age group, the 20-year-old Swede became world record holder in Poland on Saturday night

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Nike's influence already imprinted on Tokyo 2020

(Runner's World) Athletics: Galen Rupp Wins Half Marathon Tuneup Race
It’s the first time in 16 months that the defending Olympic Marathon Trials champion has finished a race

(Running USA) Athletics: 2020 Los Angeles Marathon to Welcome Most Runners All-Time

(ITU) Triathlon: Andreev and Rogozina claim once again the Winter Triathlon World crowns

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Olympic Trials and the Value of an Impossible Dream
If the qualifying standard gets harder, will it dissuade runners from aiming high?

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Athlete breaks silence about sexual misconduct of University of Guelph’s star coach
Dave Scott-Thomas ran the University of Guelph’s prestigious track program for over 20 years. Now one of his former athletes says he groomed her for sex. More than a decade after school officials first heard her story, he’s been dismissed – and faces new allegations

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Kenya’s David Barmasai Tumo wins Lagos marathon

(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix headlines NYRR Millrose Games, live on NBC Sports

(Belive in the Run) Athletics: The Last Temptation of Nike: What The Alphafly Means For Running

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why You Need to Watch the 2020 Millrose Games
Donavan Brazier and Allyson Felix headline the talented field facing off on February 8 in New York City

(KSDK) Athletics: Olympian Greg Foster gets a second chance at life

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Meet Preview: 2020 NYRR Millrose Games

(NYRR Millrose Games - New York, NY

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(RRW) Athletics: Middle Distance Takes Center Stage At NYRR Millrose Games
The NYRR Wanamaker Mile is the most prestigious event in the most prestigious indoor track and field meet in the United States

(NY Times) Athletics: She Had One Goal Before She Died: Finish That Last Marathon
Renee Seman ran six of the world’s major marathons after she learned she had breast cancer

(Reuters) Women in Sport: Niger sprint star in middle of athletics' hormone debate

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Big jump
He's going for it
Sportsman of the Year and World Championships long jump gold medallist Tajay Gayle will be making his seasonal debut in the 60m at the Milo Western Relays at GC Foster College tomorrow

(Forbes) Athletics: Meet U.S. Runner Donavan Brazier, 22, Potential Breakthrough Star At 2020 Summer Olympics

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics;Natosha Rogers
Natosha Rogers recently won the USATF Cross Country championships and is on a big time comeback!

(Runner's World) Women in Sport: These New Sponsorships Are Supporting Women Regardless of Performance Times
Brands like Altra are focusing more on the inspiring runners behind the results, even when those athletes are pregnant

(ESPN) Olympics: Tokyo tries to quell fear of Olympic-Paralympic cancellation from coronavirus

(BBC) Athletics: Sophie McKinna's £15,000 funding gamble
£15,000. It's yours if you want it

(ITU) Triathlon: Winter Triathlon World Champs to be crowned for the second consecutive year in Asiago

(VMLM) Athletics: Marathon running can reduce knee damage in middle-aged adults

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2020 Men’s Mid-Indoor Watch List

(Runner's World) Athletics: Boston Marathon Announces Changes to Start Times
For the first time in 15 years, the elite men will go off ahead of the elite women

(The Independent) Athletics: Usain Bolt insists he will advise unborn child to avoid following in his footsteps for career in sport
The Jamaican sprint king is expecting his first child with his partner Kasi Bennett

(The Guardian) Athletics: World Athletics denies tipping off Nike over new running-shoe regulations
US company produced 39.5mm heel days after limit set at 40 - We could look at our regulations again, says WA spokesman
(Daily Mail) New Nike running shoes sparks unease after World Athletics accused of favouring US sportswear firm
* The Alphafly prototypes worn by Eliud Kipchoge have been now banned
* New directives have banned footwear with a stack height over 40mm
* Nike's new Air Zoom Alphafly Next% have a stack height of 39.5mm

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(Science of Running) Athletics: Running shoe tech: The Emperor’s clothes, and the issues for the integrity of running

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sam Chelanga - Gotta Give It a Try
Carrie chats with 5-time USATF Champion Sam Chelanga! They discuss his return to running, his career as an officer in the US Army, and how he is chasing his Olympic dreams at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

(NewsChain) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson says Nafi Thiam won't be 'unbeatable' at Tokyo Olympics and admits she still worries about falling over hurdles
Katarina Johnson-Thompson has said Nafi Thiam will be a 'major competition' at the Tokyo Olympics but she isn't 'unbeatabl'.

(The Guardian) Athletics: World Athletics prepared to put its foot down over Nike’s new running shoe
We could look at our regulations again, says spokesman - Governing body rejects claim US company was forewarned

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Edwin Moses: ‘We all knew doping was happening ... it was a dark period in athletics
The two-time Olympic 400m hurdles champion on his fight against doping, his amazing unbeaten streak and meeting Nelson Mandela

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson might be reigning heptathlon world champion but she admits: 'I still worry about falling over hurdles!'
* Katarina Johnson-Thompson lived up to her talent by becoming world champion
* The Brit won gold at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha
* The 27-year-old has eyes on repeating her gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics

(WSJ) Athletics: Nike Alphafly Sneakers Will Also Avoid Olympic Ban
Next generation of Vaporfly technology that sparked a crackdown will go on limited sale at end of month, making them eligible for Tokyo Games

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Gift of running that keeps on giving
Gift Running still a popular and vibrant branch of athletics in Australia

(Inside the Games) Athletics: New Nike chief executive denies VaporFly shoes offer "mechanical advantage"

(ESPN UK) Olympics: Tokyo tries to quell fear of Olympic-Paralympic cancellation from coronavirus

(RunRepeat) Athletics: Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons

(Spikes) Athletics: Longevity by Nick Willis
As a teenager, I never thought it would last this long. What did I think of back then?

(Runner's World) Athletics: Alberto Salazar Faces New Disciplinary Action
The famed coach, already sidelined by anti-doping authorities, is temporarily banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport

(Globe and Mail) Running: Oops! I just crashed the Halifax marathon – should I leave or savour the cheers?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans take issue with new Olympics kit

(The Telegra[h) Athletics: Nike threaten assault on 100m records with release of futuristic Viperfly sprint shoe
Sportswear giant also reveal mainstream version of road-running Alphafly shoe worn by Eliud Kipchoge during his sub-2hr marathon

(AFP) Athletics: Nike unveils new footwear for sprints, distance races

(PennRelays) Athletics: Toyota Announced as Exclusive Presenting Sponsor of The Penn Relays

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2020 Women’s Mid-Indoor Watch List

(BBC) Athletics: Nike launches retail version of Eliud Kipchoge shoe it says complies with rules
Nike has launched a mass market version of its controversial Alphafly prototype shoe that it says complies with new World Athletics rules
(The Guardian) Nike stirs the pot with ‘gamechanger’ running shoe in step with new rules
Air Zoom Alphafly Next% falls inside World Athletics rules - Rival brands are frustrated by Nike’s array of patents
(NIKE) By Defying Expectations, Nike NEXT% Moves Athletes Forward

Sweat Science on Outside Online) Cycling: What We Can Learn from the Latest Magic Cycling Workout
A new study finds unexpected benefits from super-short intervals with even shorter recoveries

(Sweat Scince on Outside Online) Athletics: How the Nike Vaporfly War Was Lost
The simple story of an unfair shoe with "springs" doesn’t capture the true complexity of the ongoing debate about technology in footwear

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(Oregon Live) Athletics: Galen Rupp will tune up for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with a race Saturday in Arizona

Athletics:Sir Mo Farah out of the Vitality Big Half 2020
Sir Mo Farah has withdrawn from The Vitality Big Half 2020 due to a minor Achilles injury sustained in training.

(CitizenTV) Athletics: ‘Pocket Rocket’ Cheruiyot can’t wait to make her Olympics marathon bow

(Capital FM) Athletics: Chepkoech breaks Kenya 1500m indoor record
Steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech bounced back from a disappointing fourth place finish in Karlsruhe to clinch the Dusseldorf leg of the World Indoor Tour on Tuesday while breaking the Kenyan 1500m indoor record

(NBC) Athletics: Ethiopian runner Abadi Hadis dies at age 22

(Indepdenent.IE) Drugs in Sport: Drug cheats keeping Rio medals is 'wrong' - McCormack

Athletics: Elite Athletes Carlos Trujillo And Iveen Chepkemoi Sign With Elite Runner Management
Olympian Trujillo & Kenyan Chepkemoi sign agency contracts with Chris Mengel

(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Athletics: How the Nike Vaporfly War Was Lost
The simple story of an unfair shoe with "springs" doesn’t capture the true complexity of the ongoing debate about technology in footwear

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics gives Russian Athletics Federation until February 10 to explain Lysenko affair
World Athletics has given the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) until next Monday (February 10) to explain the circumstances regarding the alleged doping cover-up for world indoor high jump champion Danil Lysenk

(The Sentinel) Athletics: World Athletics to inspect Nairobi for U-20 championships

(WA) Athletics: Coghlan, ‘Chairman of the Boards’, donates Wanamaker Mile trophy and world record spikes to Heritage Collection

(RunningUSA) Athletics: Austin Marathon Announces Fourth Round of Accepted Elite Runners

Athletics: ISTAF INDOOR also in Düsseldorf from 2021
The successful Berlin meeting with a second event / On 31 January 2021 in the ISS Dome Düsseldorf and on 5 February in Berlin / Burkhard Hintzsche: "Now we are taking the next step" / Gina Lückenkemper: "This is the future of athletics"

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes’ Bones?
Race walkers on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet showed early signs indicative of bone loss

(VMLM) Athletics: 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon celebrates The 40th Race

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Mo Farah forced to withdraw from Vitality Big Half after picking up minor achilles injury

(Daily Mail) Olympics: Girl power! Team GB chief believes our women, who will outnumber men for the first time at an Olympics, will steal the 2020 Tokyo show
* Jade Jones was among 59 women who collected medals at 2016 Olympics
* Britain have a raft of female world champions like Katarina Johnson-Thompson
* The male/female split travelling to Tokyo could be as much as 55-45

(RTE) Athletics: McCormack puts boot into Olympic shoe decision - 'I want to improve from training, not technology'

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis tops 6.00m in Dusseldorf, narrowly misses 6.17m world record

(BBC) Athletics: 'I can win Tokyo gold' - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce targets 2020 Olympics success
Four-time 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she believes she can keep the younger generation at bay to win Olympic gold in Tokyo

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(Forbes) Athletics: New Brooks Marathon Shoe Hyperion Elite Adds Carbon Fiber, New Midsole Material

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(The Guardian) Athletics: I watched Cathy Freeman win gold at the Sydney Olympics. That moment still inspires me today
The sprinter became Australia’s sporting sweetheart but her career was sometimes hit by controversy. When you are born black, you are born political

(JDL Fast Track) Athletics: 2020 Camel City Elite Fields Finalized
Olympians, World Champions and Collegians All Converge at JDL Fast Track on February 8

(WAToday) Athletics: Salazar scandal hasn't held Jess Hull back

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: China’s anti-doping agency halts testing due to coronavirus
China’s state anti-doping agency "temporarily" suspended testing on Monday less than six months before the Tokyo Olympics in response to the coronavirus epidemic, the International Testing Agency told AFP

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 97 with CJ Albertson
"Obviously I’d love to be a world-class runner—like I’d love it, that’d be awesome—but I know there’s so much more in my life and so many more things I can do and my life isn’t just running. Obviously I knew I missed running, I will try to admit that, but I really did feel content. But I still had this feeling and I’m like, ‘Well, it’s over now. It’s officially over. I’m done.’ I’m running like 40 miles a week, just kind of having fun, I’m not competing. But it never really went away and then I don’t really know, I really just fell into the marathon."

(The Guardian) Olympics: Athletes on the brink: four Olympic hopefuls and a dream far from assured
Some athletes in Olympic sports live in a world of certainty with steady incomes and access to resources. These four dreamers are from a different place

(VN Express) Athletics: Midnight Marathon in Hanoi postponed over coronavirus epidemic
Safety considerations over the ongoing coronavirus epidemic have prompted organizers to postpone the first ever midnight marathon from March 7 to August 22

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Borzakovsky and Butov lead candidates for Russian Athletics Federation President election
A total of seven unnamed officials have submitted their candidacies to succeed Dmitry Shlyakhtin as President of the troubled Russian Athletics Federation

(Daily Mail) Triathlon:Former world triathlon champion Non Stanford in Tokyo 2020 selection row after failing in appeal over Vicky Holland being named in GB squad
* Holland was nominated ahead of best friend and old house-mate Non Stanford
* She was picked after finishing in the top three of last year’s Tokyo Test Event
* Stanford appealed the decision as Holland had been upgraded from fifth place

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 2
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 2

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian track federation board resigns over doping impasse
World Athletics applied pressure by suspending RusAF state recognition last Friday

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(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Leadership of Russia's suspended federation resigns amid scandal

Athletics: ISTAF Indoor in Berlin on 14 February
Malaika Mihambo jumps at ISTAF INDOOR, strong Pole Vault Competition

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Athletics treading carefully on the Vaporfly question

Athletics: Ottawa 10K shifts focus to Canadian athletes; doubles 10K prize purse for Canadians
Move comes as Dylan Wykes joins Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend as Elite Athlete Coordinator

(The Guardian) Athletics: The Great Shoe War has switched lanes to the track but Nike still leads the field
New regulations have tried to limit the impact of Nike’s race-changing footwear but the sportswear giant is sprinting clear

(The Sportsman) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe: ''Obsession'' Hit My Olympic Dream, Now Marathons Will Get Faster
The Brit says records could keep tumbling as technology improves
(NewsChain) Marathon legend Paula Radcliffe believes shoe technology will lead to marathon runners breaking more records

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Sahli Breaks Beppu-Oita Course Record as Yoshida Brings His Hakone Best

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Fastest Downhill Marathons for Boston Qualifying
Flat courses can be fast. Downhill courses can be faster

(ESPN) Olympics: China says Olympic preparations to proceed as normal amid coronavirus outbreak

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(CBC) Athletics: Andrea Seccafien breaks Canadian half-marathon record in Japan
Distance runner met Olympic qualifying standard in 5,000 metres at 2019 worlds

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jemma Reekie sets stunning 800m pace but reignites shoe technology debate
Scottish athlete smashes personal best by nearly four seconds - Some on social media sceptical about prototype Nike spikes

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend in Review - January 31-February 2

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Coach Kimani: Future of sports is in science, strength and conditioning

(RunRepeat) Drugs in Sport: Is Russian Doping What It Appears To Be?
This analysis covers 29,544 results achieved by 354 Russian athletes, dispersed over 4,691 events, during the 1993-2019 period

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU presents ‘Beat the Heat’, a comprehensive guide for racing under extreme hot conditions

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge: We’ll come home with the medals!

(Runner's World) Athletics: Saucony Teasing Biodegradable Shoe in First Super Bowl Ad
The brands says it will use no plastics and a stitching process from the late 1800s

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(BBC) Athletics: What is the deal with the controversial Nike Vaporfly trainers?
BBC Sport's Sam Harris breaks down the technology behind the controversial Nike Vaporfly running shoe and explains why they have split opinion in the running community

(BBC) Athletics: Jemma Reekie beats Laura Muir to set new British indoor 800m record
Scotland's Jemma Reekie has taken half a second off the British indoor record in an invitation women's 800m race at Glasgow's Emirates Arena

(The Age) Athletics: Integrity of athletics the price tag for Nike's latest shoe range

Sweat Scinec @ Outside Online) Endurance Sports: The Case Against Stretching
Scientists are increasingly skeptical of the benefits of flexibility, but the fitness world doesn’t want to hear it

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiptoo, Chebet win Nairobi Cross Country

(WA) Athletics: Strong 1500m field confirmed for Torun

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: How Nike's Vaporfly tech could change the track game
What will be the name to remember from Tokyo's 2020 track and field programme?

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Postponement of world indoor track meet because of coronavirus outbreak causes some stars to shift schedules

(USA Today) Athletics: Alberto Salazar, former Nike coach, suspended by U.S. Center for SafeSport

(Runner's World) Athletics: Inside the Nike Vaporfly: The Shoe So Good It Almost Got Banned
Watch us cut a $250 racing shoe in half for, you know, science

(Irish Times) Athletics: Fair is unfair: the pros and cons of the ‘Nike Vaporfly rule’
Ian O’Riordan: Vaporfly shoes are not banned but Eliud Kipchoge’s Alphafly are

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: World Athletics puts the brakes on Nike’s record-breaking Vaporfly shoes

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