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Runner's Web February 2023 FrontPage Archive

    February 28 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(China Daily) Athletics: Marathon revival hitting its stride
Road-running sector in China bouncing back strongly to meet massive demand for race

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

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

(WA) Athletics: Seeing is believing for Italy’s Vissa

(USATF) Athletics: Course Records Fall as Masters Athletes Tame the “Atlanta Flat” USATF Masters 5 km Championship Course

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Chasing greatness: James Preston eyes special territory in pursuit of 800m goals
The closer he’s got to the late Peter Snell’s near miraculous 800 metres national record, the more in-form Wellington athlete James Preston has grown to admire a mark that has, not just stood the test of time, but made a mockery of it

(EA) Athletics: Preview | Record-breaking Bol looks to retain her 400m and 4x400m titles in Istanbul
Fresh from her world record-breaking performance just over a week ago, Femke Bol is in devastating form as she looks to retain her 400m title at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul
Husillos hopes for more than just to trail in Warholm's wake in Istanbul
Much of the talk about the men’s 400m this winter has centred on whether Karsten Warholm can become the first European to run under 45 seconds around two laps of an indoor stadium and whether he will do it at the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships from 2-5 March
Olympic champions Jacobs and Warholm supply star power in the sprints in Istanbul
Can Lamont Marcell Jacobs maintain his mastery of the major events at the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships from 2-5 March?

Athletics Vienna City Marathon set for 23rd April
Vienna features promising mix for jubilee race

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships: Laura Muir aims to preserve perfect medals record
Laura Muir aims to keep up her exclusive record of gold medals from the European Indoor Championships when she races in Turkey this week

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Coaching Series Episode 3: Sheila Burrell – San Diego State University and Women’s Running Coaches Collective (IHA Episode 449)

(Fast Women) Athletics: Lynn Jennings, Darlene Beckford Pearson expose their abuser

(Yorkshire Post) Athletics: UK Athletics put funded stars on notice in race to Paris Olympics
British athletes have been put on notice that if they are not considered Olympic medal prospects they could lose their funding

(Tri247) Triathlon: Gwen Jorgensen: ‘I think I raced to my current fitness level’ on comeback

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Germany's exuberant pole-vaulting talent Lobinger dies aged 50
World Athletics has paid tribute to German pole vaulter Tim Lobinger, the 2003 world indoor champion, who has died aged 50 following a long illness

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Transgender Male Takes #1 Spot In Women’s 1500m Indoor Distance Running Competition

(Quillette) Women in Sport: Podcast #208: Fair Play for Female Athletes—Then and Now

(Fox News) Women in Sport: US Olympic rower Patricia Spratlen Etem calls Biden administration's proposed Title IX changes ‘awful threat'
Spratlen Etem said the proposed changes 'undoes Title IX for women'

    February 27 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Outside Online) Athletics: How I Won the World Cross-Country Championship at Age 83
Seventy years after his first cross-country race and 46 years after competing as an elite runner, the author competes—and triumphs—on a tough Australian course

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia pass first stage on giving RUSADA rights to establish anti-doping rules
The State Duma has passed the first reading of a draft law that gives the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) the authority to establish regulations in line with the World Anti-Doping Code

(EA) Athletics: Preview | Can anyone stop Ingebrigtsen in the 1500m and 3000m in Istanbul?
Stopping Jakob Ingebrigtsen from winning a second European Athletics indoor 1500m title in Istanbul will be like trying to keep a wolf from its prey

(WA) Athletics: Bahamian hurdles star Charlton, clearing barriers and blazing a trail

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships 2023: BBC coverage, key events and Great Britain squad
The European Indoor Championships start in Istanbul on Thursday and you can watch all the action live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website

(ADF) Women in Sport: Why Male Athletes Who Identify as Transgender Should Not Compete in Women’s Sports
Should transgender athletes compete in women’s sports? Here’s why males will always have an advantage over females in athletics

(ADF) Women in Sport: Why Male Athletes Who Identify as Transgender Should Not Compete in Women’s Sports
Should transgender athletes compete in women’s sports? Here’s why males will always have an advantage over females in athletics

(ADF) Women in Sport: Female athletes to MT Supreme Court: Protect equality of sexes in sports
ADF attorneys file friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of five female athletes

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Podium in Osaka delights Kiplangat
Kiplangat hit the front and he led through the 32km - 36km amid head wind, breaking down the field fast. By 39km, only Kiros had stuck with him and the Ethiopian only passed Kiplangat with 200m to go

(Daily Mobitor) Athletics: Kiplangat, Chesang shine at the Source of The Nile Half Marathon
Annet Chelangat also from Uganda Wildlife Authority finished second while Rebecca Cheptegei grabbed the only podium finish for UPDF

(WA) Athletics: Hayile breaks women-only 50km world record in Gqeberha

(BBC) Athletics: Adam Gemili: British sprinter considered 'going back to football'
Adam Gemili says he considered quitting athletics and "going back to football" after poor results at the 2022 World Championships and Commonwealth Games
(Daily Mail) 'I basically quit the sport, I didn't have any interest': Adam Gemili reveals he almost stopped athletics last summer to try and be a professional footballer
* Adam Gemili says he almost quit athletics to try and be a footballer
* Gemili lost love for the sport due to controversy regarding Rana Reider
* The 29-year-old is now enjoying athletics again and has a lot of ambitions

(WA) Athletics: Schrub and Amebaw win in Albufeira as Cross Country Tour concludes

    February 26 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics Thomson, Tuliamuk Take USATF Half-Marathon Titles in Fort Worth
Jacob Thomson and Aliphine Tuliamuk were crowned national half-marathon champions this morning at the USATF Half-Marathon Championships hosted by the Cowtown Marathon & Half-Marathon in Fort Worth, Texas
(USATF) Thomson, Tuliamuk Run to Victory at the USATF Half Marathon Championships

(ANI) Athletics: New Delhi Marathon: Man Singh, Appachangada Belliappa, Karthik Kumar make Asian Games cut

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omurwa, Ojiambo headline Team Kenya for regional championships
* The duo, both 100m sprinters, were part of a strong squad of 31 athletes selected for the regional youth and junior championships programmed from March 10 to 11 at the Benjamin William Mkapa Stadium, Dar es Salaam
* Omurwa is among 15 athletes that comprise seven men and eight women for the Under-20 event while Ojiambo is in the squad of 16 athletes- eight boys and nine girls- in the Under-18 side
* In a bid to develop sprints, AK has deliberately picked more athletes in sprint events while settling for one either in middle or distance races

(Town Hall) Women in Sport: Federal Court to Reconsider Lawsuit Challenging Connecticut’s Transgender Athlete Policy

(Japan Running News) Athletics: A Record-Breaking Day at the Osaka Marathon

(EA) Athletics: Preview | Mihambo, Mahuchikh and Mamona in the spotlight in the field events
As Olympic and world long jump champion Germany’s Malaika Mihambo has little to prove

(The Telegraph) Women in Support: Blanket ban on trans athletes in women’s sports opposed by Welsh Labour government
UK Athletics wants total bar to 'ensure fairness' in women's competitions but Labour government says it 'sends wrong message' to trans youth

(The Telegraph India) Athletics: Back-to-back gold tough but possible: David Rudisha
34-year-old says Neeraj Chopra can achieve the feat if he continues to train the way he was before the 2020 Tokyo Games

(The Gazette) Women in Sport: Could women athletes lose hard-earned gains?

(NY Times) Athletics: Meet the Runner Who Leads Every Pack and Then Vanishes
Erik Sowinski is a professional pacer, a talented runner who is in high demand on starting lines, and nowhere to be found at the finish

(BBC) Athletics: Armand Duplantis: Olympic champion sets pole vault world record for sixth time
Armand Duplantis set a new pole vault world record for the sixth time at the All Star Perche, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting in Clermont-Ferrand, France
(WA) Duplantis breaks world pole vault record with 6.22m in Clermont-Ferrand

(Tri247) Triathlon: Arena Games Montreal 2023 Results: Sereno propels herself to victory

Malta Marathon - Malta

USATF Half Marathon Championships - Fort Worth, Texas

    February 25 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Yahoo) Athletics: UK Athletics chief admits concern about finances gives him sleepless nights

(RRW) Athletics British Records For Gourley, Hodgkinson At World Indoor Tour Final In Birmingham
It was a particularly good day today for Neil Gourley (Under Armour) and Keely Hodgkinson (Nike) at Utilita Arena Birmingham.

(Fox News) Women in Sport: US Olympic rower Patricia Spratlen Etem calls Biden administration's proposed Title IX changes ‘awful threat'
Spratlen Etem said the proposed changes 'undoes Title IX for women'

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians Lead Fields Into the USATF Half Marathon Championships

(WA) Athletics: Tsegay threatens world indoor 3000m record, as tour titles are won in Birmingham

(Brisbane Times) Athletics: ‘I expected to go under, but not that far under’: Teen Cameron Myers savours the sub four-minute mile

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiplangat wants déjà vu in Osaka
* Kiplangat will be hoping for déjà vu when he lines-up on Sunday for the Osaka Marathon in Japan

(EA) Athletics: Preview | Strong opposition to challenge Thiam and Mayer in the combined events in Istanbul
Nafissatou Thiam might not have competed at all this indoor season but the formidable Belgian has to begin as the favourite for the pentathlon title at the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships from 2-5 March

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith powers past Shericka Jackson to win World Indoor Tour finalA
Sprinter also breaks British 60m record in heats before final win - Keely Hodgkinson and Neil Gourley set national records
(BBC) World Indoor Tour Final: Keely Hodgkinson, Dina Asher-Smith & Neil Gourley break British records
Britain's Keely Hodgkinson, Dina Asher-Smith and Neil Gourley set new national records at the World Indoor Tour Final in Birmingham

(The Vooice) Athletics: Women in the fast lane set to illuminate World Indoor Tour Final in Birmingham
The 60m sprint always lights up the arena in the Second City and this time will be no different with British stars Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita set to face off against Jamaican world champion Shericka Jackson

(Canadian Trail Running) Athletics: Allie Ostrander signs with Kilian Jornet’s NNormal brand
The three-time NCAA champion in the 3,000m steeplechase has spent the last year away from professional running following a string of injuries and a struggle with an eating disorder

(BBC) Women in Sport: Swimmers 'ruined' by culture of fat-shaming and bullying
A former Commonwealth youth gold medallist tipped for world success says she suffered with bulimia for years as a result of extreme criticism and humiliating weigh-ins by her swimming coaches

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians Lead Fields Into the USATF Half Marathon Championships

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Cam Levins signs with Asics
Canada's most eligible running free agent and 2:07 marathoner now has a sponsor
(Sports Examiner) Olympics: With the best of intentions, the IOC has lost its way

(The Guardian) Olympics: Los Angeles has already ceded too much power to the Olympic machine
The city will host the Games in 2028 and the costs – as they always do – are already mounting. The city’s mayor needs to grab back some control

(Runner's World) Athletics: These Are the 10 Biggest American Races
Orlando is home to three, New York hosts two

(Tri247) Triathlon: Oceania Triathlon Cup Taupo 2023 results: Jorgensen podiums on return

(Stuff NZ) Athletics:

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala cracks 100m world-lead at Nyayo
* Pius Adom from Uganda cracked the third fastest time, winning the seventh heat in 10.31, beating his compatriot Benson Okot to second place in 10.35.
* Tyson Omondi claimed the first heat in 10.52 while Benson Mutende from KDF won the sixth heat in 10.59

Osaka Marathon - Japan

USATF Masters 5 km Championships - Atlanta, GA

    February 24 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Valley News) Women in Sport: MCVS girls basketball forfeits playoff game rather than compete against team with transgender player

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Birmingham

(AW) Athletics: Muir, Hodgkinson and Tsegay target records in Birmingham
World Indoor Tour Final at the Utilita Arena on Saturday could see some historic performances as many of the world’s best athletes gather

(FanHub) Athletics: Competing in the Olympic Trials During ED Treatment

(ESPN) Triathlon: Why Gwen Jorgensen, the best triathlete in history, is making the unlikeliest of comebacks

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Daryll Neita interview: ‘Why not put on a show at athletics meets? Why not make people want to be there?’
British sprinter talks the state of athletics, Netflix documentaries and her rivalry with Dina Asher-Smith

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson target world records in Birmingham
Muir has Maria Mutola’s 1000m record in her sights - Hodgkinson runs in 800m at World Indoor Tour final

(BBC) Women in Sport: Ellie Bandy: Sprinter calls for more advice and support for athletes on periods
Sprinter Ellie Bandy has urged sports governing bodies to do more to support athletes dealing with their menstrual cycles while competing and training

(The Star) Athletics: Jepngetich puts Bathurst heartbreak behind, wins U-20 trials
* She said that she wants to feature at the regional championships next month to prove her worth on track and improve on time
* Diana Cherotich (15:51.33) and Mokwo Girls’ athlete Maureen Chepkoech (15:52.85) sealed the podium positions

(Fair Play for Women) Women in Sport: Female-only sport: what does the law say?

(DW) Athletics: Ukraine's Mahuckikh: 'The most difficult year of my life'
Yaroslava Mahuchikh experienced both the best and worst year of her life in 2022. In an interview with DW, the Ukrainian high jumper reflects on her turbulent year and becoming an ambassador for her country

(SMH) Athletics: Aussie schoolboy second youngest in world to break four-minute mile

(WA) Athletics: Athletes seek fitting finale in Birmingham World Indoor Tour Final

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Finding the best foot race of them all Down Under
It seemed ironic so many Europeans, including Ireland, didn’t travel to the World Cross-Country Championships in Australia

(EA) Athletics: Final entries published for Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Record entry for AK Track and Field meet at Nyayo
* Athletics Kenya Thursday indicated that 1525 athletes had registered online for the meeting by noon and more were expected to register by the close of business at 3pm, making it the largest turnout ever
* Away from the sprints, the men’s 5,000m final on Friday looks appealing with former World Under-20 5,000m champion Edward Zakayo and two-time World 10,000m silver medallist Paul Tanui highlighting the event
* The 2022 World Under-20 1,500m champion Vincent Keter, experienced 2014 Commonwealth Games 1,500m champion James Magut and Cornelius Kiplagat are favourites in men's 1,500m

    February 23 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: Watching The Watch List

(Gender Dissent) Women in Sport: Coach Blade and The ICFS: Doing the Heavy Lifting to Bring Fairness to Women's Spor

(Women's Running) Athletics: New Mom and Elite Runner Molly Huddle is Ready to Take on the NYC Half
Molly Huddle, on her postpartum comeback, will headline the NYC Half with Senbere Teferi, Hellen Obiri, Eilish McColgan and Des Linden

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Why aren’t top runners sport stars?
An Olympian and a race director pair up to tackle the broken business model of professional running

(Diamond League) Athletics: Return to Florence
With 100 days to go until the 2023 Pietro Mennea Golden Gala in Florence, we take a look back at the last time the Wanda Diamond League took a trip to Tuscany

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Duncan Mackay: The mile will never lose its magic thanks to unique history

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: A National Treasure on the Rise Is Hit With a Doping Allegation
A star Olympic runner from Australia was suspended over a positive drug test of a kind that critics have called alarmingly open to human error

(WA) Athletics: Kerley and local heroes fire up a revived Melbourne

(IWF) Women in Sport: Female Athletes Should Compete on the Basis of Sex, Not Gender
This year on National Girls and Women in Sports day, we should be celebrating the enormous potential of women. Instead, I feel betrayed and belittled

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Nia Akins – Float in the River (Not Fight It)
Carrie chats with USATF 800m Indoor Champion Nia Akins! They break down each lap of her race (including the amazing inside pass that she made to break the tape), life lessons in running, moving across the country (multiple times!) to pursue her dreams, her passion for nursing, her musical talents, and so much more!

(The Star) Athletics: World Cross display leaves Kirwa optimistic ahead of Budapest
* Kirwa said the performances in the senior men’s 10km race where Geoffrey Kamworor finished fourth, is a course for concern
* Kenya won three team titles, a mixed relay title, two individual titles and a team title

(Outkick) Women in Sport: RIley Gaines Tells Dan Dakich That Megan Rapinoe Is Partially To Blame For The Push To Allow Men To Compete Against Women

(BBC) Athletics: Why was the end of a life imprisonment for a promising Ethiopian athlete?
(*Google Translation*)

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Melbourne

(WA) Athletics:Hurske, Roberts and Nuguse excel in Madrid

Athletics: Distance runner Kevin Salvano signs agency contract with Elite Runner Management
Notre Dame alum recently finished 9th in Houston Marathon

(Tri247) Triathlon: NCAA star Kira Gupta-Baltazar ready to race on home turf at Arena Games

(Irish Examoner) Athletics: Athletics: English impresses with season's best in Madrid
Mark English matched his seasons best in an impressive victory at the World Indoor Tour Gold meeting

(EA) Athletics: Hurske blazes to Finnish record of 7.79 in the 60m hurdles in Madrid
An electric start propelled Reetta Hurske to yet another Finnish record and her first sub-7.8 clocking in the 60m hurdles at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Madrid on Wednesday (22) evening

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympic and Paralympic Champions, World-Record Holders to Clash at United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday, March 19
* Olympic gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei, half-marathon world-record holder Jacob Kiplimo, and defending wheelchair champion Daniel Romanchuk to headline men’s fields
* Three-time champion Molly Huddle, Olympic and World Championships medalist Hellen Obiri, and TCS New York City Marathon wheelchair winner Susannah Scaroni to lead women’s fields

    February 22 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics: USATF mourns passing of Hall of Fame hurdler Greg Foster

(Inside the Games) Olympics: IOC insists Olympics "cannot prevent wars" at "painful" one-year mark of Ukraine invasion
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has insisted that the Olympic Games "cannot prevent wars" but "can inspire us to solve problems by building bridges" in a statement coming just two days before the "painful" one-year anniversary of the start of Russia's military assault on Ukraine

(ESW) Athletics: Nearly 100 Elite Runners to compete in Half Marathon at 2023 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas
2023 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas plays host as the grand finale of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite half marathon series

(Deseret News) Athletics: The overwhelming effect ‘super-shoes’ are having on track’s record book
An astounding 115 runners have already run sub-four miles this year, and we’re not even to March

(American-Statesman) Athletics: Kenyan runners top field in both men's and women's Austin Marathon races

(Business Wire) Athletics: Never Give Up! PUMA Signs Legendary Marathon Runner Edna Kiplagat

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson lead Euro Indoors hopes
British team is named ahead of the championships in Istanbul next week

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ugandan sprinters set for Athletics Kenya meet
* A statement from AK indicated that the registration for all senior athletes is mandatory and that there will also be vetting for the under-18 and under-20 athletes on Friday before the start of the event
* The second Athletics Kenya Track and Field Meeting is doubling as the trials for the East and Central Africa Under-18 and Under-20 Athletics Championships set for March 10 to 11 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, Dar es salaam

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Coaching Series Episode 2: Ryan Hall – Run Free Training (IHA Episode 447)
Today’s episode in this coaching series is with Ryan Hall! Ryan is one of the greatest American distance runners of all time! Ryan Hall is a two-time Olympian for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Marathon. He is the fastest American to ever run the marathon (2:04:58) and half marathon (59:43) distances. Ryan retired from professional running in January of 2016 and is now one of the founders of Run Free Training

(Tri247) Triathlon:Arena Games Triathlon Montreal 2023: preview, start times and watch live

(WA) Athletics:ART 13th in Bathurst relay, Gabriyesos improves to 2:09:00 in Seville - Athlete Refugee Team round-up

    February 21 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(MLI) Women in Sport:Breaking the silence: Female athletes speak about safe and fair sport in Canada

(Asics) Athletics: World Champion And Olympic Silver Medalist Fred Kerley Joins Team Asics On Multi-Year Partnership
Kerley bolsters ASICS’ growing global track and field roster that includes the recent signing of sprinters Joseph Fahnbulleh and Benjamin Azamati

(BA) Athletics: Start Lists Published For The 2023 Birmingham World Indoor Tour Final

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Madrid

(BBC) Athletics: Greg Foster: Colin Jackson leads tributes to 'inspiration' after former world champion hurdler dies
Tributes have been paid to former world champion hurdler and Olympic medallist Greg Foster who has died aged 64

(The TelegrapH) Women in Sport: Transgender inclusion in sport is not ‘fair’ when all champions will be young adult males
Trans-identifying males have been granted access to female sport with little concern for the impact on women

(CBC) Athletics: Player's Own Voice podcast: Hammer thrower Camryn Rogers no stranger to breaking records
23-year-old Canadian comes off Commonwealth Games gold, Olympic debut

(WA) Athletics: Kerley leads cast keen to kick off Continental Tour Gold in style in Melbourne

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

(The Star) Athletics: Chelal sets sight on big city marathons
* This being her second marathon after finishing second at the Rock and Roll Madrid Marathon in 2021, Chelal said she is getting better and better.
* Chelal clocked 2:20:29 to win the Spainish event and has now targeted to test herself against the marathon runners in the world

(Inside the Games) Olympics: IOC member Borzov claims "human values" means Russian athletes must miss Paris 2024
Double Olympic champion Valeriy Borzov has reluctantly sided against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over its stance on Russia and Belarus and suggests a vote from the Ukrainian public should be considered before the two countries' participation at Paris 2024

(WA) Athletics: Three-time world 110m hurdles champion Foster dies

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: No Bermuda event but Dame Flora Duffy set to face returning old foes this year

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Asian Games Doha 2030 set to dazzle athletes and fans

    February 20, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BRILA) Drugs in Sport: Doping is systemic in Nigeria, don't blame Oduduru, the AFN is the biggest culprit - Shoetan
National athletics coach and statistician Shoetan says failed Sports administration rather than athletes are the main culprits of sports doping

(WA) Athletics: Nuguse, Ealey and Tentoglou among stars as Madrid unveils mouth-watering line-ups

(WA) Athletics: Kimais, Jepkosgei and Langat brilliant in Barcelona, Obiri and Kibet reign in Ras Al Khaimah

(FanHub) Athletics: What is it like to be an unsponsored pro?

(AW) Athletics: Three-time world sprint hurdles champ Greg Foster dies
American athletics great suffered from heart problems and was aged 64 when he passed away

(EA) Athletics: Ceccarelli shocks Jacobs in the 60m final at the Italian Indoor Championships
There was a seismic shock at the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona on Sunday (19) when Olympic and European 100m gold medallist and world indoor champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs was beaten in the 60m final

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Bathurst victory redefines Kiplimo
* Kiplimo as well currently holds the half-marathon world record at 57 minutes and 31 seconds. He has won medals at both junior and senior levels of the World Championships and the World Cross-country Championships, the only Ugandan to achieve that feat

(BBC) Athletics: Sophie McKinna: Shotputter thanks school pupil for finding her stolen equipment after winning the UK indoor title
Shot putter Sophie McKinna thanked a school pupil for finding her stolen equipment after winning the UK Indoor title in Birmingham

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah: Suspended British sprinter told he must repay £10,665 to UK Sport
Suspended British sprinter CJ Ujah will not be granted public funding until a sum of £10,665 is repaid to UK Sport
(The Guardian) CJ Ujah to have public funding withheld unless he pays £10,000 UK Sport debt
Banned sprinter owes UK Sport £10,665 - Ujah currently suspended until June after Tokyo positive

(EA) Athletics: National records tumble on the final day of the Spanish Indoor Championships
Enrique Llopis ran a brilliant breakthrough time of 7.48 to win the 60m hurdles title at the Spanish Indoor Championships in Madrid on 20 February, one of four Spanish records to be set on the final day of competition

(Diamond League) Athletics: Femke Bol: Record breaker

(The Age) Drugs in Sport: Bol case ‘heartbreaking’, but teammates keep faith in drug-testing system

(InsiderSport) Athletics: UK Athletics looks to tap into ‘unparalleled audience reach’ of the BBC

(WA) Athletics: Bol finds 400m record in her dream world

(WA) Athletics: Bol breaks world indoor 400m record with 49.26 in Apeldoorn

(Track Alerts) Athletics: Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo Emerges as Third Fastest Man in African History with 300m Win
Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo is making headlines in athletics after running a personal best and world-leading time of 31.54 seconds to win the men’s 300m race at the Simbine Curro Classic in Pretoria

(WA) Athletics: Coe, Elliott and Mayor Holland unveil Cerutty’s Heritage Plaque in Portsea

    February 19, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics: Hobbs’ American Record* Highlights Final Day at USATF Indoor Championships

(EA) Athletics: World record! Bol clocks 49.26 at the Dutch Indoor Championships

9BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics Indoor Championships 2023: Ellie Baker wins 1500m in new championship record
Ellie Baker set a new championship record to win 1500m gold at the UK Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham on Sunday

(WA) Athletics: Bathurst legacy inspires Pacific island athletes

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA opens application process for gene doping detection research
Scientific research projects have been urged to apply for funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to help with the development of gene doping detection methods

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gold winner Kipkurui juggling books and running shoes
* Kipkurui won Kenya their second gold medal of the day after the mixed relay team before a crowd of 10,000 on a hot, damp afternoon later followed by an unexpected heavy downpour
* He carried school text books with him when he joined his Team Kenya colleagues for the World Cross Country Championships training camp at St Mark’s Teachers College, Kigari
* He is expected to compete at the Maurie Plant World Athletics continental Tour in Melbourne on February 23 enroute to Nairobi, and finally school

(WA) Athletics: Crouser breaks world shot put record with 23.38m in Idaho

(Runner's World) Athletics: Val Constien and Sam Prakel Claim Distance Titles on Day 2 of USATF Indoor Championships
The track heated up on Friday with the second day of action from Albuquerque, New Mexico

(CitiusMag) Athletics: English Gardener is a fighter| Behind her career battling depression, injuries, homelessness

(Runner's World) Women in Sport: John Babington, Who Coached Bronze Medalist Lynn Jennings, Banned by SafeSport >The prominent coach, who worked in the Boston area from the 1970s to 2013, is accused of sexual misconduct with a minor and physical misconduct

Ascension Eton Austin Marathon - Austin, TX

    February 18, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Canada 8th in 15-team mixed relay run at cross-country world championships
Jacob Kiplimo wins men's world title while Beatrice Chebet posts women's upset

(AW) Athletics: Ryan Crouser breaks world shot put record with 23.38m
American thrower sets outright world record at the Simplot Games in Idaho on Saturday

(USATF) Athletics: U20 Women Lead Historical Day at World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia

(BA) Athletics: Neita snd Prescod star on day one of UK Athletics Indoor Championships

(EA) Athletics: Klosterhalfen wins German indoor 3000m title in a gun-to-tape 8:34.89
European 5000m champion Konstanze Klosterhalfen provided one of the highlights of a packed afternoon of national indoor championships action, winning the German indoor 3000m title in Dortmund on Saturday (18) in a gun-to-tape 8:34.89

(The Distance Mag) Women in Sport: Men Sweep Both Male And Female Categories In New Zealand Off-Road Bike Race
Because we live in an episode of South Park now

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri, Koech win Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon
* Obiri stormed to victory after timing 1:05:05 ahead of Ethiopians Gotytom Gebreslase who clocked 1:05:51 and Ftaw Zeray (1:06:04) who settled for second and third positions respectively
* It was a clean sweep for Kenya in the men’s race, with Koech crossing the line in 58:45 ahead of the Kaptagat-based Daniel Mateiko who clocked 58:49 while Richard Kimunyan sealed the podium positions in 59:37
* Kosgei, who trains in Kapsait, Elgeyo Marakwet, was using the race as part of preparations for London Marathon race slated for April 23

(EA) Athletics: With records and medals in mind, Muir plans to dig deeper than ever in 2023
She knows how to hurt. To run what Laura Muir has run, to win what she’s won, that’s something of a non-negotiable. But still, even among the most elite echelon of middle-distance talent, few are as well known for their courage as much as their class

(RRW) Athletics Kiplimo, Chebet Win Senior Titles At World Athletics Cross Country Championships
At the 44th World Athletics Cross Country Championships today in Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia, athletes were humbled by the extraordinary tough course, searing heat, and gusting winds

(WA) Athletics: Chebet gets gold after dramatic end to senior women’s race in Bathurst
Kiplimo succeeds compatriot Cheptegei as world cross-country champion in Bathurst
Hull delivers masterclass for Australia at World Cross Country Championships
Kipkirui claims U20 men’s crown in competitive contest
Getachew grabs surprise U20 women’s gold in Bathurst
Kenya regains mixed relay gold in Bathurst
(The Guardian) Australia wins bronze in relay at World Cross Country Championships
Ollie Hoare, Jessica Hull, Stewart McSweyn and Abbey Caldwell take third - Kenya wins 2km race in 23min 14sec in Bathurst

(Tri247) Triathlon: Challenge Wanaka 2023 titles captured by Jack Moody and Grace Thek

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkoech locked out of women's 10km race in Bathurst
* Chepkoech had earlier been shifted from relays (2km) to the long race (women’s 10km ) but according to coach Julius Kirwa, they realized late that there is a rule barring her from taking part
* The tactician, however, explained that the relay team is intact with Brenda Chebet, Miriam Cherop, and Emily Chebet flying the country’s flag

(NBC) Athletics: ‘The moment is now’: Michael Norman goes to 100m after winning 400m world title

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor, Cheptegei set for battle in hot conditions
* Kenya team assistant coach Shem Kororia said despite being a tough course, they will all run under the same conditions and he doesn’t see the reason why Kenyans should not prevail
* Kamworor will have the company of world half marathon silver medallist Kibiwott Kandie and Diamond League champion Nicholas Kipkorir, while Ethiopia’s spinners will be Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega and world 5km record-holder Berihu Aregawi.

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: The Case Against Listening to Your Body
Researchers test the assumption that top athletes are more sensitive to internal cues, with surprising results

(Japan Today) Athletics: Climate change could force 'decoupling' of long-distance athletics events: Coe

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor throws down gauntlet, dares Cheptegei
* Action underway in Australia from 7.30am, Kenyan time, Saturday

(The Independent) Athletics: Marco Airale backs ‘supercar’ Daryll Neita to become a world beater
Neita and Prescod are due to run in Birmingham this weekend

World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23 - Australia

    February 17, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics: Hall shatters American record* in pentathlon on day 1 of USATF Indoor Championships
(WA) Hall goes No.2 all time with 5004-point pentathlon in Albuquerque

(Boston Globe) Women in Sport: A reckoning, decades in the making: Famed Olympic runner Lynn Jennings chases down the renowned coach who abused her as a teen

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 446: Joan Benoit Samuelson; Pioneer in Women’s running- first Women’s Olympic Marathon Champion (1984)
Joan Benoit Samuelson is an icon in our sport! Joan is the gold medalist from the first women’s Olympic marathon in 1984. She held the American record for 28 years in the marathon, 2:21:21, which she ran in Chicago. She won the Boston Marathon in 1979 while a college student and she won it again in 1983. She is the founder of the Beach to Beacon race

(WA) Athletics: Coburn competes in Bathurst to honour her mother's dying wish

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics to deal with Russian doping ban before considering Ukraine invasion, Coe announces
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has revealed that the organisation will deal with Russia's doping ban before addressing the invasion of Ukraine

(The Star) Athletics: Omanyala vows to deliver world title at Budapest championships
* The global showcase is scheduled for August 19 to 27 and the Kenyan sprint sensation believes he has the mojo to obliterate the field
* Kenya will be the world champion in Budapest this year. I am extremely happy. I’m overjoyed about how well I did in France. It simply depicts how the season will be,” said Omanyala

(RRW) Athletics Cheptegei, Kamworor To Renew Rivalry At World Athletics Cross Country Championships
The two Africans --who work with separate coaches and training groups, although they share the same management team-- have faced each other on a total of nine occasions during their careers, according to the statistics service Tilastopaja Oy, and Kamworor has come out ahead six times

(USATF) Athletics: Event by event preview: USATF Indoor Championships set for Albuquerque

(Dyestat) Athletics: Chase Ealey Reflects on Her New Mexico Roots as USATF Indoor Championships Set to Begin in Albuquerque

(Inside the Games) Athletics:Duncan Mackay: Return of World Cross Country Championships is chance to remember how great a runner Paul Tergat was

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: National sporting body is being sued for allegedly failing to act on horrific sex abuse claims by a star para-athlete
* Para-athlete is suing the Australian Sports Commission
* Athlete claims she was sexually abused while at the AIS
* It's claimed sporting body were notified and failed to act

(The Star) Athletics: Nadai, Tain eye good performances at World Cross Country
* However, she is not new to tough competition having competed at the Olympics twice (Rio 2016 in and Tokyo 2020) as well as the World Championships (London 2012 and Oregon 2022).
* Jepkosgei said: “This is my second year in a row with refugee athletes and I can say, I am home. As a coach, I’ve prepared them well physically and mentally

(Capital FM) Athletics: Girma breaks Kenya’s Komen 25-year-old 3,000m World Indoor Record
Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma shattered the 25-year-old world indoor 3,000m record on Wednesday by more than one second at the Lievin meeting as Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis won his third successive pole vault event.

(Inside the Games) CWG Lack of Government support shelves Hamilton bid for centenary 2030 Commonwealth Games
Hamilton100, the group behind the Canadian city's Commonwealth Games bid, has admitted the campaign to secure hosting rights for the centenary event is 2030 is over

(Tri247) Triathlon: Super League Triathlon acquires New York and Chicago Triathlons

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why You Should Be Training for Downhill Running—Not Just Uphill
Prime your quads for the pounding they’ll take on steep and steady descents

(BA) Athletics: Olympic Bronze Medallist Josh Kerr set for 1500M test at the World Indoor Tour Final

    February 16, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Athletics: World Cross Country Championships: Cheptegei says men's field 'strongest ever'
Defending champion Joshua Cheptegei has said the men's 10k field for Saturday's revived World Cross Country Championships is "one of the strongest ever assembled"

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23

(WA) Athletics: O’Sullivan on the World Cross: ‘This is the excitement that lifts the sport’

(CNN) Women in Sport: 10 best women’s running shoes, according to experts

(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics Indoor Championships 2023: In-form Daryll Neita and Reece Prescod aim for titles
Daryll Neita and Reece Prescod will aim to continue their exciting starts to the year at the UK Indoor Championships in Birmingham this weekend

(The Guardian) Athletics: Future of Crystal Palace athletics stadium in doubt despite rescue plans
Concerns that stadium may not feature in £219m redevelopment - ‘It’s a total joke what has been allowed to happen’

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Chad Hall – It’s Freeing
Carrie chats with Chad Hall! The national champion runner, recent 2:12 marathoner in his debut, and brother of Ryan Hall (and brother-in-law of Sara Hall) tells us about his journey with endurance sports, being in a family where activity is so important, how he trains for each discipline, the mindset, time away from a sport, what is next for him, and so much more!

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Running star wins first triathlon
Add another elite runner to the list of potential top triathletes!

(ESW) Athletics:RRCA Announces 53rd Class of Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees
Molly Huddle, Carey Pinkowski, Galen Rupp receive honor

(EA) Athletics: Asher-Smith highlights Belgrade Indoor Meeting with 7.12 in the 60m
Dina Asher-Smith preserved her win streak in the 60m at the Belgrade Indoor Meeting, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting, on Wednesday (15) evening

(WA) Athletics: Girma breaks world indoor 3000m record with 7:23.81 in Lievin

(BBC) Athletics: World Indoor Tour: Keely Hodgkinson sets world-leading time in 800m win
Britain's Keely Hodgkinson set a world leading time as she stormed to a dominant 800m victory at the World Indoor Tour event in Lievin, France

(Bismarck Tribune) Women in Sport: North Dakota House passes transgender sports bills with veto-proof majorities

    February 15, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Runner's World) Athletics: Can Grant Fisher Break a World Record?
The 25-year-old American record-holder takes aim at the 3,000-meter world record on February 15 at the Meeting International de Liévin

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: How ignorance earned former World youth champ Wambui two-year suspension for doping
The Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) decided to slap the 2017 World Youth 800m champion Jackline Wambui with a two-year ban for doping despite arguing that she was ignorant of the medication prescribed to her

(Capital FM) Athletics: Why Eliud Kipchoge and Faith Kipyegon are ‘always fighting’ in Kaptagat Camp
Double World and Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon and Marathon World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge are massive football fans, and this has been their source of banter and heated arguments especially this season, as they train together at the Kaptagat Training camp in Eldoret

( Drugs in Sport: ‘It’s a disgrace’: Peter Bol’s lawyer slams leaking of drug test results, accuses Australian authorities of ‘covering their tracks’
Peter Bol’s lawyer has labelled Australian sporting authorities a “disgrace” for leaking the athletics star’s drug test results, as a grim theory about the timing emerges

(EA) Athletics: Mahuchikh extends 2023 unbeaten streak with her third victory in Banska Bystrica

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Exiled Belarusian sprinter Tsimanouskaya claims she has received "zero" support from IOC
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has claimed that she has received "zero" support from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since defecting to Poland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Coaching Series Episode 1: Jon Green – Verde Track Club (IHA Episode 445)
I am so excited to bring you this 6 part coaching series on I’ll Have Another! I have had conversations with 6 different coaches in the running world and we are learning about their coaching philosophies and strategies and what their programs look like.
This first episode is with Jon Green who is Molly Seidel’s coach, who won the Olympic Bronze medal in the marathon under his coaching.
He recently formed the Verde Track Club out in Flagstaff. He coaches both professional and everyday runners

Lievin Indoor Meeting - France

    February 14, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

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

(Texas Tribune) Women in Sport: Gov. Greg Abbott says he favors ban on transgender women competing in collegiate women’s sports
In 2021, Texas passed a law restricting transgender athletes’ participation in K-12 sports. Now there’s talk of extending those limits to colleges and universities

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: ‘Gaslit into silence’: Swimmer Riley Gaines explains why she spoke out against Lia Thomas and trans athletes

(9WA) Athletics: WXC Bathurst 23 senior men's preview: Cheptegei defends in loaded field

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Lievin

(Washington Post) Athletics: Are ‘super shoes’ worth the money? It depends on your running skill.
A new study compared the Nike Vaporfly ‘super shoe’ to a more conventional shoe to find out if they really help runners of all abilities move faster

(Runner's World) Triathlon: 9 best middle-distance triathlons in Europe to enter in 2023
Test your strength, endurance and determination with a half-Ironman triathlon at one of these stunning European locations

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Famous Millrose Games Delivers Speed, Records, and the Wanamaker Mile
American Yared Nuguse scorches the track en route to winning the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games, and other news from the track

(WA) Athletics: WXC Bathurst 23 senior women's preview: Gidey goes for gold against tough opposition

(BBC) Athletics: Armand Duplantis: Swedish pole vault star wants to 'push barriers of what is possible'
When you have won everything by the age of 22, the only thing really left to do is have fun

(The Star) Athletics: Kimeu, Wasike eyes slot in Team Kenya to Budapest global show
* Kimeu, who was the team captain for Team Kenya during the 2021 World Under -20 Championships, said he wants to run well and secure a slot for Budapest in August.
* “Mine is not a race against opponents but against time. I want to meet the qualifying standards because I want to compete at the World Championships and if possible at the Olympic Games,”—Wasike

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport:Olympian Peter Bol says provisional doping suspension lifted after B sample test returned
‘The relief I am feeling is hard to describe,’ says 800m runner - Original A sample has showed signs of synthetic EPO
(BBC) Peter Bol has provisional doping ban for EPO lifted after B sample
Commonwealth Games 800m silver medallist Peter Bol has had his provisional suspension for doping lifted after his B sample produced a different result to his A sample

(WA) Athletics: Lievin world record-breakers Ingebrigtsen and Tsegay back on the same track

    February 13, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eyes on Kandie to deliver at World Cross Country Championships
* Decorated athlete tasked to deliver world cross title and elusive Olympic and world men’s 10,000 crown.
* Officials visit Team Kenya in residential camp at St Mark’s Kigari Teachers College in Embu

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Four-Minute Mile Is Still Worth Celebrating
The Fast Forest Project is honoring the fastest American milers as part of a broader sustainability initiative

(WA) Athletics: 50 years of the World Cross: 2003 'centenary' in Lausanne

(TCS London Marathon) Athletics: Here comes Hassan
Double Olympic track champion Sifan Hassan will take to the streets of London for her marathon debut

(The Guardian) Olympics: So Mr Bach, will nothing ever be enough to ban Russia from the Olympics?
The International Olympic Committee wants to find a pathway for Russians to compete in Paris despite the war in Ukraine

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan to run 2023 Great North Run
Scottish runner hopes to follow in the footsteps of mum Liz by winning iconic half-marathon in September
A HREF="" target="_news">(CBC) Athletics: Cam Levins crushes Canadian half marathon record in 1:00:18 at Vancouver First Half
B.C. native aims for men's Olympic marathon qualifying standard March 5 in Tokyo

(WA) Athletics: Hata and Aoki help Japan to top of the medal table at Asian Indoor Championships

    February 12, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Cam Levins shatters Canadian half-marathon record at Vancouver’s First Half
Cam Levins does it again, clocking a 60-minute half marathon in Vancouver to break the Canadian record

(EA) Athletics: Gressier breaks European 5km record with 13:12 in Monaco
France's Jimmy Gressier broke his first European record on Sunday (12) morning at the Monaco Run 5K

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Briana targets consistent sub 10.9s
Briana Williams says she is seeing early signs of improvement even after what was her first competitive race as a member of Titans track club

(USATF) Athletics: Three American Records* Fall at the 115th Millrose Games

Athletics: Debut win for Abdisa Tola with world lead as sister-in-law Dera Dida takes women’s title
The 22 year-old Ethiopian, who is the brother of marathon world champion Tamirat Tola, pulled away with around 2k to go after briefly going off course at 39k and then re-taking the lead.

(WA) Athletics: Brown Heritage's historic cross country gold medal donated to MOWA

(Taiwan News) Athletics: Kenyans win Taiwan’s Kinmen Marathon
8,000 runners turn out for road races in foggy conditions as COVID concerns fade

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Dr Gabriele Rosa: Final mile for father of Kenyan marathon running
* Having interacted with elite Kenyan runners for the first time in 1988, Dr Rosa made the “Kenyan breakthrough” in 1991 when he launched the “Discovery Kenya” project with the aim of selecting promising athletes and offering them the best conditions to help them succeed internationally
* From obscurity, Dr Rosa had nurtured the careers of legends like Tergat and Tanui, nursing them through potentially career-threatening injuries to global stardom
* He believes that both Brigid and men’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge (2:01:09) can improve their records

(AW) Athletics: Millrose magic for Scottish middle-distance runners
Laura Muir, Josh Kerr and Neil Gourley in brilliant form at the 115th Millrose Games in New York

(RRW) Athletics American Record for Nuguse In Wanamaker Mile
Yared Nuguse of the On Athletics Club capped an electric 115th Millrose Games at the Nike Track & Field Center at The Armory this afternoon with a history-making run in the Rudin Wanamaker Mile, smashing Bernard Lagat's American record by more than two seconds and running the second-fastest time in history: 3:47.38

(Gulf Today) Athletics: Tola and Dida clinch a family double in Dubai Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Nuguse breaks North American indoor mile record at Millrose Games

(The Times*) Athletics: Laura Muir: That world record is going to be tricky but I’ll give it a go
You might think the Scot would be tempted to take it easy after recent successes on the track but she is showing no signs of slowing down

(BBC) Athletics: Millrose Games: Laura Muir wins prestigious Wanamaker Mile in New York
Britain's Laura Muir won the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games in New York
(Runner's World) All the Results and Highlights From the 2023 Millrose Games
Yared Nuguse and Laura Muir captured thrilling wins in the Wanamaker Mile and highlighted a big day at the historic meet

(NY Times) Athletics: A Top Runner Finds Success With Relentless Travel. And Mountain Dew.
Olli Hoare, one of the world’s top middle-distance runners, has excelled with a combination of travel, the right kind of stress and his favorite soft drink

(WA) Athletics: Fang and Rahman take historic golds at Asian Indoor Championships

Dubai Marathon - Dubai, UAE

    February 11, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Times) Athletics: Crystal Palace’s cauldron of dreams now being left to rot
Matt Lawton asks if anyone can save the once proud but now decaying Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

(Mirror) Olympics: Great Britain among 35 countries to demand Russian athletes be banned from Paris Olympics
There is increasing pressure on the International Olympic Committee to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Paris Games after an emergency summit on Friday

(EA) Athletics: Sub-50 for Femke! Bol sizzles to 49.96 400m in Metz
In her first 400m of the indoor season, treble European champion Femke Bol went to fourth on the world indoor all-time list with a scintillating solo display to break the 50-second barrier indoors at the Metz Moselle Athlelor on Saturday (11) – a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting

(Scottish Athletics) Athletics: Why Eilidh Doyle is backing Athletics Trust Scotland

(Tasnim News Agency) Athletics: Asian Indoor Athletics championships: Iran’s Fasihi Claims Gold
Iran’s Farzaneh Fasihi claimed a gold medal in the women's 60m race at the Asian Athletics Indoor Championships 2023 held in Astana, Kazakhstan

Athletics: Duplantis comes close to world record as Prescod and Neita produce strong British sprint double in Berlin
In front of 11,850 spectators in the Mercedes Benz Arena the Swede just missed a new mark of 6.22 m in the Pole Vault which he won with a meeting record of 6.06 m

(The Guardian) Athletics:Hugh Hudson: smash-hit pop classic Chariots of Fire director was a hero of British film
Hudson brought an ad-man’s eye to the brilliant 1981 drama about athletics and bigotry, as well as directing the hilarious Cinzano commercials

(FanHub) Athletics: With new confidence in the 60m, Lyles can already “smell the track” at the Budapest World Championships

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in New York

(CBC) Athletics: 'Top dog': How pro runner Lucia Stafford changed her mindset to become a contender
Canadian eyes 1,500m world standard in Saturday's indoor mile at Millrose Games

Millrose Games - New York NY
ive on NBC at 4 PM EST

    February 10, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics Hoare, Nuguse Hope For Fast Wanamaker Mile
Only seven men have run sub-3:50 for the mile indoors, and it's only happened once at the Millrose Games when Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha ran 3:48.46 in the 2019 Wanamaker Mile, the #3 mark in history

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canadian steeplechaser Charlotte Prouse shares her long road back to racing
After a two-year hiatus from track and field, while battling an eating disorder, the London, Ont. native is ready to give her goals another shot

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Still running for pleasure while training through the pain
No matter what stage of running, engaging with a physio can help ease out those aches

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans seek to cement cross country legacy
* Kenya staged a coup de grace in the championships when they were held in Oceania for the first time at the Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland, New Zealand, on March 26, 1988
* Coach Julius Kirwa shook his head as the race progressed, awed by the running prowess of the Kenya senior men’s team led by John Ngugi and Paul Kipchoech
* John Ngugi, who won his third straight world title, led the late Paul Kipchoech to victory

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Ironman follows World Triathlon lead with super-shoe ban
Ironman announces "allignment with World Triathlon" as part of updated Global Competition Rules

(Japan Times) Athletics: Japan prepares tough test for Olympic marathon hopefuls

Athletics: Dubai Marathon Returns to Global Running Scene
New Look Route for Middle East’s Oldest Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Entry lists for WXC Bathurst 23 published

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkemoi wins 10000m race in Kisumu's AK Track and Field Meet
* Chepkemoi and Bahrain’s Roselida Jepketer exchanged leads in the final six laps before she sprinted in the last 100m to win in 35:30.3.
* Jepketer, who trains in Kapsabet, Nandi County, was second in 35:32.1 while Chepngetich Lagat was third in 35:43.8

(Canoe) Women in Sport: All-American swimmer speaks out against NCAA about being exposed to trans athlete's genitalia
Gaines wants separate locker rooms

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 444: Vicki Hunter – Running and Returning: Seeking Balance in an Imperfect World
Vicki Hunter is a runner and author. She has a book out called Running and Returning: Seeking Balance in an Imperfect World. She was a competitive runner in her late 20s when she qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon in 1988. She went from a 3:50 to a 2:49 marathon in just 16 months. She was also in a horrific car accident while she was pregnant with her first child. She was in the hospital for 6 weeks and was in rehab her entire pregnancy. We talk a lot about that experience and how it changed her life. She ended up having a healthy baby girl on her due date

(EA) Athletics: With Istanbul approaching, Bol is primed for another barrier-breaking season
As good as she is, Femke Bol wants to get better. Needs to get better

(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles, Ryan Crouser And Ajee’ Wilson headline NBC sports’ live coverage of 115th Millrose Games Saturday at 4 p.m. et on NBC and Peacock
*The 115th Millrose Games Take Place at The Armory in New York, N.Y.
*One of the Year’s First Stops on the Road to the 2023 World Championships in Budapest

ISTAF Indoor - Berlin, Germany

    February 9, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics Johnson Aiming For The Win In Second Wanamaker Mile Appearance
Reigning USATF 1500m champion Sinclaire Johnson was only 14 years-old when Canada's Sheila Reid became the first-ever Wanamaker Mile champion in the women's division in 2013

Athletics: Rock ‘N’ Roll running series to celebrate 25 years of bringing fun to the run during 2023 season
Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series grown to feature a distance for everyone, including 1-mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and KiDS ROCK options

(Premium Times) Drugs in Sport: Nigerian sprinter Divine Oduduru suspended, risks six-year ban
Oduduru has been fingered as a collaborator with the already banned Blessing Okagbare, who is presently serving out an 11-year ban.

(NBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman, the world’s fastest man for years, returns to spotlight at Millrose Games

(AC) Athletics: Athletics Canada to not field team for 2023 FISU Summer World University Games

(WA) Athletics: Giants of track and field prepare for battle at Millrose Games

(ESW) Women in Sport: WRCC Achieves Non-Profit Status, Launches Membership
Organization Amplifies the Power of Women Coaches in Sport

(EuroSport) Athletics: Anjelina Nadai Lohalith claims first international win for athlete refugee team
Anjelina Nadai Lohalith took first place at the European Champion Clubs Cup Cross Country in Castellon, Spain, picking up a landmark victory for the Athlete Refugee Team. Clocking in with a very impressive time of 27:55 over the 8.7km course, the South Sudan native, who is based in Kenya, recorded the team's first international success with the memorable performance

(AW) Athletics:World lead for Keely Hodgkinson in Torun
British 800m runner clocks 1:57.87 at World Indoor Tour Gold meeting as Gudaf Tsegay goes No.2 all-time in the mile with 4:16.16

Athletics: NORQAIN Clocks on As Official Timekeeping Partner For 2023 Dubai Marathon
A family-owned and independent watch brand, NORQAIN comes to Dubai fresh from a similar role at the New York City Marathon in November and the brand’s commitment to the Middle East’s oldest international marathon has been warmly welcomed by Event Director Peter Connerton

(Millrose Games) Athletics: Ray Flynn Shares His Top Ten Events to Watch at the 115th Millrose Games

Athletics: Silverback assumes new role as managing partner of Zappos Bay to Breakers
112th Annual Event Takes Place Sunday, May 21, 2023

Athletics: Duplantis, Mihambo and Lückenkemper to light up ISTAF INDOOR in Berlin
ISTAF indoor in Berlin on Friday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala shatters 60m indoor national record in France
* Omanyala out-sprinted Arthur Cisse from Cote d’Ivoire, who he beat to second place in 6.59sec, as Briton Charles Dobson settled third in a season’s best 6.61sec.
* Omanyala had warmed up with a second place in the heats of 6.63, finishing behind Andrew Robertson from Britain as Cisse won the other heat in 6.57 to set up the grand finale

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tirop family rejects plea bargain with key murder suspect Rotich
* While presiding over the matter on Thursday, Justice Reuben Nyakundi directed the two parties to ventilate the issue of plea bargain and see whether they will reach a common stand before he gives further direction regarding the case
* Lawyer Richard Waringi, representing the family of the victim, brought to the attention of the packed court that they have not been served with documents regarding plea bargain
* The Judge directed the two parties to appear before him on April 18, 2023 once they have agreed on the plea bargain route before he gives further direction on the matter

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Emmanuel Bor – Make an Impact
Carrie chats with 2023 USATF cross country champion Emmanuel Bor! They hear all about his first national title victory, making his second world cross country team, being in a family full of elite runners, having some close calls and sticking through it when it gets tough, his biggest fan (his daughter), and so much more!

(EA) Athletics: Tentoglou and Hodgkinson take down world leading marks in Torun
Reigning European indoor and outdoor champions Miltiadis Tentoglou and Keely Hodgkinson set world-leading marks to take impressive wins at the Orlen Copernicus Cup in Torun in Poland, on Wednesday (8), laying down major markers ahead of their title defences at next month’s European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul

(WA) Athletics: Tsegay triumphs with No.2 all-time indoor mile in Torun

(BBC) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson: Briton sets fastest indoor 800m time of year
Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson set the fastest women's indoor 800m time of the year at a meeting in Poland

    February 8, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Diamond League) Athletics: "The 5000m is all in the mind"
US Olympic bronze medallist Paul Chelimo on the tactical, technical and psychological challenge of winning a Wanda Diamond League 5000m race

(BBC) Athletics: Olympic shot putter Sophie McKinna's kit stolen from outside home
An Olympic shot putter said she was "gutted" after her equipment was stolen from her car ahead of a crucial championship

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: Watching The Watch List

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics adds Kazakhstan Member Federation to Competition Manipulation Watch List

(AI) Olympics: Does the International Olympic Committee have a role to play in international politics like war?

(EA) Athletics: European Athletics and Conica meet to kick off new partnership
European Athletics and Conica met at the renowned track manufacturer’s headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, yesterday (8 February 2023), for a high-level meeting to kick-off a new four-year partnership

(Japan Running News) Athletics: 9th-Grader Drury Scratches From Biwako XC Due to Media Attention: "I Don't Like Them Reporting On My Private Life"

(Metro UK) Athletics: Winning gold hasn’t changed my life yet – but I hope it will at the Paris Olympics
People ask me if my life has changed since I won world championship gold in the 1500metres last summer. The answer is ‘not really’

(The Independent) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah ‘honoured’ to be Patron of leading modern slavery research centre
The four-time Olympic champion revealed last year how he was brought into the UK illegally under the name of another child

(RRW) Athletics Kurgat, Bor To Lead Team USATF At World Athletics Cross Country Championships
Ednah Kurgat and Emmanuel Bor will lead the senior women's and men's squads, respectively, for the United States at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships on Saturday, February 18, in Bathurst, Australia, about a three hour drive west of Sydney in New South Wales

(WA) Athletics: Full US squad set for WXC Bathurst 23

(AC) Athletics: Five Athletes Selected to Team Canada for 2023 World Athletics Championships

    February 7, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(France24) Olympics: Paris mayor against Russian athletes at 2024 Olympics 'while war goes on'
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo changed her stance on Russian competitors at the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday saying they should be banned "while the war continues" in Ukraine, her office said

(WA) Athletics" 50 years of the World Cross: long-short doubles

(West Australian) Drugs in Sport: Peter Bol: West Australian Olympic runner to take lie detector test to prove innocence after failed drug test

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

(EA) Athletics: Skrzyszowska improves to 7.78 as Jacobs opens season with 60m victory at Orlen Cup in Lodz

(Irish Times) Athletics: Lack of any Irish presence at the World Cross-Country ‘alarming’ says leading coach
Feidhlim Kelly recognises the challenges in getting to Bathurst, still sees some missed opportunities by Athletics Ireland

Athletics: Thousands Participate in the 2023 Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon presented by presented by 361°
Southern California Runners Jason Yang and Michelle Jacobsen win men’s and women’s marathon titles

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Announces Senior and U20 Rosters for Bathurst23

(Cycling Weekly) Endurance Sports: Skip the sports drinks, non-alcoholic beer may be as good as, or even better, for post cycling recovery
Carbs, sodium and polyphenols: why non-alcoholic beer makes a good post-ride option

(Journal of the Philosophy of Sport) Women in Sport: Why ‘Meaningful Competition’ is not fair competition
In this paper I discuss a new conception that has arrived relatively recently on the scene, in the context of the debate over the inclusion of transwomen (hereafter TW) in female sport

(CBC) Athletics: World Athletics approves 6 more Russians to compete as neutral athletes
Country remains barred from track and field competition after Ukraine invasion

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Torun

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: 11-year-old runner breaks two world age group records in three days
At only age 11, Sophie Hall of Melbourne, Australia, is already beating competitors twice her age

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: The true difference between men and women’s bodies – and what it means for the trans athlete debate
Genetics, hormones, and pure muscle: what experts can tells us about the playing field levels

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Lanni Marchant addresses House of Commons on abuse in sport
This is Marchant's second time appearing before the House of Commons

(Barron's) Olympics: Czechs To Oppose Russian Athletes At 2024 Olympics

(New Vision) Athletics: Cheptegei doesn't need a 5000m, 1000m double - Ruiter
At last year’s World Athletics Championships, he won gold in the 10,000m, only to suffer an injury during the 5000m final and finish in ninth position ...

(Tri247) Triathlon"Gwen Jorgensen comeback to get under way at Taupo
(ITU) "It's a big question mark and it's a big unknown" - Gwen Jorgensen on Podcast #70

(New Vision) Athletics: Cheptegei urged to retain world cross-countrytitle
Njia says: “Cheptegei can still dominate the course and emerge victorious and also go ahead to win more races en route to becoming one of the biggest in history.”

(WA) Athletics: Tsegay targets world record, top talent to tussle in Torun

    February 6, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Barsosio, Chebiwott land a two-year ban each over doping
* Chebiwott, 25, received the suspension after being found guilty of violating the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules by utilizing an illegal drug called anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS).
* Barsosio, a former winner of the NN Marathon Rotterdam, was disqualified due to the presence of the banned chemical trimetazidine in her sample

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why World Cross-Country Is Proudly a Winter Sport
Cross-country began and grew in the cold off-season, and its world championships are usually held in winter mud and slush. This year, however, will be different

(Reuters) Athletics: Six more Russians cleared as neutrals - but war ban keeps them out

(The Voice) Athletics: Jamaica’s youngest Olympic gold medallist giving back to her community
Brianna Williams: "I am committed to helping the next generation in this sport and I want to encourage you to work hard and don't let anybody quell your dreams."

(WA) Athletics: Lohalith takes surprise win in Castellon, marking first international victory for Athlete Refugee Team

( Women in Sport: Why are lawyers giving faulty advice about women-only sports?
No legal chamges are needed to allow women-only sports

(NBC) Athletics:Noah Lyles runs personal best and is coming for Usain Bolt’s world record

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Political neutrality and how to enforce it has dogged the Olympic Movement since First World War

(Daily Mail) Olympics: Great Britain unlikely to boycott the Paris 2024 Olympics despite politicians convening a summit to discuss how to block Russian and Belarusian athletes competing under a neutral flag as war in Ukraine rages
* International Olympic Committee developing pathway for Russian athletes
* Sports ministers will meet to discuss ways of blocking them entering as neutrals
* But Team GB are unlikely to support a boycott of the Olympics in Paris

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canada’s Lucia Stafford and Ben Flanagan shine at 2023 New Balance Grand Prix
These two Canadian runners are on fire, each starting their 2023 season off with two straight personal bests

(Dyestat) Athletics: Huntington's Addy Wiley Sets NAIA Mile Record, Becomes First Collegiate Female Athlete to Secure Camel City Elite Victory

    February 5, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(EA) Athletics: Playas de Castellón dominate the 2023 ECCC Cross Country with three team titles

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF stars dominate at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

(CBC) Athletics: Toronto's Lucia Stafford runs her best mile in 2nd-place finish at Indoor Grand Prix
Olympian clocks 4:23.52 in Boston behind American Heather MacLean's 4:23.42

Athletics: Dubai Marathon, YallaGive in Major Boost for International and Local Charities
The new initiative allows any runner competing in the Dubai Marathon on Sunday (February 12) to raise funds for any of the 16 charities by joining or creating their own campaign.

(The Guardian Nigeria) Athletics: Kenya, Ethiopia dominate Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

(Rowing News) Women in Sport: USRowing’s New Gender-Identity Policy Sparks Controversy

(RRW) Athletics MacLean Wins In Boston Homecoming at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
It's been three years since the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix has been held in its birthplace in Boston, and for Heather MacLean today's homecoming was particularly sweet

(WA) Athletics: Lyles and Hobbs star in 60m showdowns, Bol breaks world best in Boston

(BBC) Athletics: World Indoor Tour: Laura Muir wins in Boston as British athletes dominate 3,000m
Laura Muir led a dominant British performance in the 3,000m at the World Indoor Tour in Boston as she claimed victory in her season-opening race

(AW) Athletics: British high jump record for Morgan Lake
Incredible spate of national records continues with 25-year-old clearing 1.99m to break Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s mark

(EA) Athletics: Five world leads at Meeting de l’Eure, Morgan wins Hustopece high jump meet in British record

Surf City Marathon & Half-Marathon - Huntington Beach - CA

    February 4, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(NBC) Athletics: Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Olympic 400m champion, announces pregnancy

(EA) Athletics: Poland’s Skrzyszowska runs world-leading 60m hurdles time of 7.78 as Jacobs opens season with victory at Orlen Cup in LodzPoland’s Skrzyszowska runs world-leading 60m hurdles time of 7.78 as Jacobs opens season with victory at Orlen Cup in Lodz

(WA) Athletics: Kipyegon and Lokir secure success at Sirikwa Cross Country Classic

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Olympic Runner Colleen Quigley is Turning to Triathlon
The steeplechase specialist and world record holder took up triathlon training for fun. Now she's shooting for her pro card

(3WireSports) Olympics: It's about the Russians, again. But it's so not. Wake up, people: our world is about China

(NY Times) Triathlon: If the Ironman World Championship Doesn’t Happen in Kona, Did It Even Happen?
The iconic one-day world championship event has outgrown the small town on the island of Hawaii. But will triathletes follow the race outside of Kona?

(SPN Africa News) Athletics: Tadu prays for a Boston miracle

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sirikwa Classic: Chepng'etich destroys rich field to win women's 10km title
* Chepng’etich took charge three kilometres into the race, charging past Commonwealth 3,000m steeplechase champion Jackline Chepkoech to claim victory in 33 minutes and 50 seconds
* Chepng’etich, the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo 1,500m champion, would build her lead to over 600m to win beating Chepkoech, the 2022 World Under-20 3,000m steeplechase champion to second place in 34:52
* The 2022 World Under-20 3,000m Zenah Jemutai exchanged second position with Chepkoech before running out of gas to settle third in 35:08

(UKA) Women in Sport: UKA statement on transgender participation in athletics

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyegon, Waithaka grace Sirikwa Classic as build up for Budapest
* Kipyegon’s coach, Patrick Sang, said cross country helps with endurance and stamina and that's what they want to improve on.
• Waithaka observed that a good start to the season will be key as he seeks to end Kenya's 10,000m dry spell in Budapest

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cross country the stepping stone to road, track success
* Memorial Agnes Tirop World Cross Country Gold Tour now Sirikwa Classic World Cross Country Gold Tour is one of the 17 events in the 2022/23 Gold Tour that started in September last year and ends this month
* From the 42 editions of the World Cross Country Championships that was held for the first time in 1973, Kenya has won 16 individual senior men’s titles and 24 team titles
* Legendary coach Patrick Sang reckons that two of the fundamental areas cross country running has helped athletes succeeded on track is strength and endurance

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF stars top bill at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

(WA) Athletics: Schrub and Kimeli renew cross country rivalry in Calzadilla

(EHRC) Women in Sport: Statement on UK Athletics' position on trans people’s participation in athletics

(Newsweek) Women in Sport: USRowing Denies Fairness for Female Athletes

(RRW) Athletics Will Another Fearsome Attack By Muir Bring Victory at NBIGP?
Last September, Laura Muir stormed away from the field before the halfway point at the New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile in New York

(EA) Athletics: Spanish and Portuguese clubs strong contenders to take centre stage at the ECCC Cross Country

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix - Boston, MA

World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver - Meeting de l'Eure, Val de Reuil, France

    February 3, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Women's Running) Athletics: The Countdown is On: One Year to Go Until the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon
We’ve come a long way in 40 years. The 2024 race is shaping up as the most competitive yet.

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: UK Athletics under fire over ‘inaccurate’ reading of law amid transgender plans
UKA said risk too high to ban trans women from female events - Equality commission claimed it told UKA law permitted a ban
(BBC) UK Athletics wants open category for male and transgender athletes
UK Athletics wants a change in legislation to ensure the women's category is lawfully reserved for competitors who are recorded female at birth

(FanHub) Athletics: Catching Up With Dani Jones

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Poland expects broad coalition to call for ban on Russian, Belarusian athletes at 2024 Olympics

(The Independent) Women in Sport: UK Athletics backs ban on trans women from female competition
In a statement outlining its position on transgender participation in athletics, UKA said it supported a ban on trans women from female competition on fairness and safety grounds

(Triathlete) Triathlon: The Richest Pro Triathletes of 2022
With roughly $15M of prize money floating around in our sport last season, we break down the pro triathletes who made the most cash

(EA) Athletics: Classic Mondo at the Mondo Classic, best-ever season opener - a mighty 6.10m
Sweden’s Olympic, world and European pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis distinguished his own showcase meeting on home soil at Uppsala by producing his best-ever season opener with a mighly leap of 6.10m

Athletics: 27th Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon presented by 361° Returns to Huntington Beach
Orange County’s iconic road race will send 15,000 runners up and down the Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fast times expected as big names clash at Sirikwa Classic
* Senior women’s 10km race will go down at 2.30pm followed by senior men’s 10km race at 3.20pm
* Chepng’etich, the second fastest woman in 1,500m said the event is part of her preparations for the international track season that starts in May including the World Athletics Championships
* Waithaka, the 2018 World 5,000m silver medallist, is up against defending champion Samuel Chebolei, National Cross Country champion Charles Lokir, the 2021 World Under-20 5,000m champion Benson Kiplagat and Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Amos Serem among others

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Boston

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 443: Catching up with Sara Vaughn – Vaughn Childcare Fund and Heading to Boston
Sara is a 1500m runner turned marathoner. She is the mom of four and a full time realtor. She ran her third marathon this past fall at the Chicago Marathon where she placed 7th in a time of 2:26:23. She recently announced that she will be running the Boston Marathon this Spring

(Guelph Today) Athletics: Meet the U of G's track star and TikTok sensation
Kendra Leger's journey as a track athlete can be seen through her TikTok videos

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Lucia Stafford finding success on the track back in Toronto with longtime coach

(The Sun) Women in Sport: Rishi declares ‘biological sex matters’ & says trans athletes in women’s sport is considered ‘unfair’ in TalkTV chat
Rishi Sunak declared "biological sex really matters" as he blasted the unfairness of transgender athletes competing in women's sport

(Ottawa Sun) Athletics: Olympic 100m Champion Marcell Jacobs Joins PUMA

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2023 Women’s Mid-Indoor Watch List
The Bowerman: 2023 Men’s Mid-Indoor Watch List

(KW Invitational) Athletics: Edwin Moses to Karsten Warholm® Invitational

(Sportico) Sport: The NCAA must go bigger to hold the attention of Congress

    February 2, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(EA) Athletics: Pole vaulter Sutej sets Slovenian record of 4.82m at Czech Indoor Gala in Ostrava
Slovenia’s European pole vault bronze medallist Tina Sutej produced the performance of day at the Czech Indoor Gala in Ostrava as she won in a national record of 4.82m which elevated her to seventh on the European all-time indoor list

(MillroseGames) Athletics: Olympic Sprinters to Star in the 60m, 60m Hurdles, and 400m
Ajee’ Wilson to take on Athing Mu in Highly Anticipated 600m Matchup

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon, Vivian Cheruiyot headline Sirikwa Classic
* The race Local Organising Committee chairman Ibrahim Hussein said that preparations are almost complete
* "We are ready and security has been beefed up. We pray for an incident free event just like last year,” said Hussein

(EA) Athletics: One month to go until the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul

(USATF) Athletics: Kincaid's 5,000m record earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Greg Steube) Women in Sport: Rep. Greg Steube Reintroduces Legislation to Save Women's Sports

(Quillette) Women in Sport: Gender, Sex, and Powerlifting
With a biologically male athlete poised to break a Canadian women’s record, it’s time for the sport’s leaders to acknowledge the reality of sexual dimorphism

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here's how slowly Eliud Kipchoge runs 85% of the time
The world's greatest marathon runner gets better at running fast, by running slower. Here, we break down Kipchoge's training strategy and how we can apply some of the key principles to our own training to make us better runners

(Tri247) Triathlon: Staying motivated: Flora Duffy on her journey to Paris 2024

(Reuters) Athletics: Yehualaw, Kosgei headline stellar women's London Marathon field

(WA) Athletics: Global champions headline brilliant battles in Boston

(BBC) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Noah Lyles target world records in 2023
World records come as no surprise to some of athletics' biggest names - and one of Usain Bolt's long-standing marks is under threat as a World Championships year gets under way

(The Guardian) Athletics: Olympic champion Sifan Hassan joins ‘greatest ever’ London Marathon lineup
Women’s field includes three other world record-holders - Men’s race to feature four of the five fastest men in history

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Ednah Kurgat – I Had A Bigger Vision
Carrie chats with newly-crowned USATF cross country champion Sgt. Ednah Kurgat! They talk about her first national championship, being part of the Army WCAP team, her 2017 NCAA cross country championship win, growing up in Kenya, her time in the army, representing the US in the upcoming World Cross Country Championships, and so much more!

(AC) Athletics: Canada to send 28-athlete team to 2023 World Athletics Cross-Country Championships

(The Times) Women in Sport: Three of four transwomen athletes drop out of IOC study
The study, being led by Joanna Harper of the University of Loughborough, now has only one athlete, understood to be the cyclist Emily Bridges, whose sporting performance, strength and speed are being assessed over a period of time after transitioning and undergoing hormone therapy

(The Real Science of Sport Podcast) Health and Fitness: The Sporting Heart
From sudden death in exercise to risk factors, screening and heart health in sports, the team talk to Dr Jonathan Dresner, Director of the University of Washington's Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology and co-Chair of the UW Medicine Cardiovascular Wellness and Prevention Programme. He is Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and serves as a team physician for the Seattle Seahawks, OL Reign, and UW Huskies

(Outside Online) Athletics: How the World’s Most Famous Runner Promotes Nike’s Fastest Shoe
Beyond setting a world record in the Alphafly, Eliud Kipchoge is credited with helping to create the supershoe

(France25) Athletics: Duplantis unsure on European indoor pole vault title defence
Sweden's record-breaking Olympic champion pole vaulter Armand Duplantis on Wednesday cast doubt on whether he will defend his title at next month's European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul

(WA) Athletics: Britain names team of 17 for WXC Bathurst 23

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Alan Hubbard: It’s now or never if Coe is to become Lord of the Olympic Rings
Any head-hunting agency tasked with selecting candidates to become the next President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would need to look no further than the CV of Sebastian Newbould Coe, aka Baron Coe of Ranmore

    February 1, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Peter Bol doping scandal takes huge twist after scientists speak out
A group of doping scientists believe the evidence against Australian 800m runner Peter Bol is less than convincing

(The Independent) Athletics: London Marathon 2023: Four of five fastest men in history named in star-studded field
Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder, is absent from the start list for the event

Athletics: Pair of sub-four minute milers lead the field in junior international mile at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Multiple international medalists make for two of the deepest mile races in high school history

(Irish Times) Athletics: Women’s Mini Marathon caught off guard with €21,000 bill for policing
Event running since 1983 had never previously incurred such costs for services

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2023: Kenenisa Bekele among four of the five fastest men in history in elite men's field
Kenenisa Bekele will lead the London Marathon's elite men's field as four of the five fastest runners in history go head-to-head in April's race
(WA) Defending champion Kipruto to take on Bekele, Kamworor, Farah, Tola and Kiptum at London Marathon

(Castanet) Athletics: Nike sues Lululemon over alleged footwear patent infringement

Women in Sport: A New Study on the Menstrual Cycle’s Impact on Training in Female Endurance Athletes
Helping to better understand a frequently overlooked issue

(WA) Athletics: 50 years of the World Cross: the rise of Africa

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

(Indian Express) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan runner Rono banned 4 years for evading doping test
Rono, who also has podium finishes at the Eindhoven and Frankfurt Marathons, was banned until Jan. 25, 2027

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