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  January 18, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Around the O) Athletics: 'Oregon Spirit' exhibit celebrates the legacy of track and field

Athletics: Mexicans Silva, Paredes To Rekindle Memories Of Epic New York Battle At The 2019 Fitbit Miami Marathon And Half Marathon
They engaged in one of the most historic Marathon duels in United States running history at the 2004 New York Marathon

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Olympic silver medallist Tanui going for gold at IAAF Antrim International Cross Country event
Olympic 10,000 metres silver medallist Paul Tanui from Kenya and Ireland’s double European champion Fionnuala McCormack are among the athletes set to take part in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Antrim International Cross Country race tomorrow

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: UK Anti-Doping calls for independent review into World Anti-Doping Agency's handling of Russia crisis
UK anti-doping chiefs have called for "robust changes" in order to rebuild trust in the World Anti-Doping Agency, including an independent review into its handling of the Russia crisis

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: The UCI Tramadol ban, and one brief thought on painkillers in sport

Athletics: Vivian Cheruiyot And Mary Keitany Head Up Elite Women’S Field At 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
They join their compatriots Gladys Cherono (2018 BMW Berlin Marathon champion) and Brigid Kosgei (2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon champion) meaning the winners of the last four Abbott World Marathon Majors will be on the Start Line in London on Sunday 28 April

(Runner's World) Athletics: Molly Huddle Going for Speed at the 2019 London Marathon
On April 28, the two-time Olympian will race 26.2 miles against the best in the world

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Kabuu slapped with two-year ban over doping
The IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal has slapped Kenyan marathoner Lucy Kabuu with a two-year ban over a doping violation after she tested positive for Morphine, which is classified as a prohibited substance

(The Guardian) Running: Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris on her gruelling 83-hour win: ‘I just had one job to do'
The winner of the brutal Montane Spine Race on how hiking with her baby helped her to smash the men’s record - despite having to express milk along the way

(IAAF) Athletics: Kuma targeting course record, Gobena eyeing successful title defence in Mumbai

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge makes Laureus Award nominees list

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Is Merlene Ottey still the greatest?

(Spikes) Athletics: Beautiful
It’s an issue so many athletes struggle with, but one we rarely talk about in sport.
Body image, dieting, eating disorders - they’re topics I’m very sensitive about, due to my own experiences and what I saw in friends, fellow athletes and patients I worked with over the last year

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ex-World record holder eyes RAK Half Marathon title

(IAAF) Athletics: Cheptegei-Kiplimo showdown set for Seville

(Houston Chronicle) Athletics: A cold forecast won’t slow marathon field

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Crew back in shot put circle after broken foot derailed last season
But 24-year-old says break gave her a chance to 'miss the sport'

(The Guardian) Athletics: Reece Prescod: ‘I want to run sub-10 seconds for the 100m at every meet’
The fast-finishing sprinter has record-breaking ambitions for 2019 which all begin with work he has done to improve his start

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya on course - Tuwei hails IAAF feedback on WU20 preparataions
(Daily Nation) IAAF confident Kenya will deliver next year

(France24) Drugs in Sport: WADA say 'successfully retrieved' doping data from Moscow lab

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Pre Classic heading to Stanford for 2019






  January 17, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Runner;s World) Athletics: Tommy Leonard, Founder of Falmouth Road Race, Dies at 85
"There are very few truly great men among us, but Tommy was one."

Athletics: Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Results Top World Rankings
): While other city races may lay claim to be "Marathon Majors", race results continue to show the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon as being the world’s ultimate long distance event for elite athletes, according to figures released by the IAAF

Athletics: Endurance athletes share application strategies for high-intensity interval training
This is an excerpt from Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training by Paul Laursen & Martin Buchheit

Athletics: BMW Dallas Marathon Announces New Parent Brand - runDallas
Texas’ longest running marathon introduces new parent brand - commitment to health and community remains strong

(Competior) Athletics: Ritz On Running - The Pros Are Just Like Us
Ritz on Running is a new bi-monthly column by American distance runner Dathan Ritzenhein that dives into the world of elite running through training tips, race course analysis, hot topic discussions and exclusive interviews with other pros. You can find him here every second and fourth Tuesday of the month

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Meb Keflezighi - Make Sure You Smile at the End
Carrie welcomes Meb back to the show! They discuss Meb’s upcoming book called "26 Marathons," life after retiring from professional running, and his thoughts on Eliud Kipchoge’s attempts to break the 2 hour marathon time

(Science of Sport) Athletics: Can you get 8 guys, non-West African descent, to run 9.08s? No way

(BBC) Athletics: Jo Pavey, 45, targets record sixth Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020
British runner Jo Pavey is targeting a record-equalling sixth Olympic Games next year, when she will be 46.

(BA) Athletics: Prescod Signs Up To World-Class Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham Alongside Fellow Stars
* Britain’s 9.94 100m man and European silver medalist Reece Prescod to test himself against world’s best in rare indoor outing
* Prescod joined by world silver medalist SU Bingtian and British stars CJ Ujah and Richard Kilty in men’s 60m field
* Tickets are now sold out for the world’s number one ranked indoor grand prix

(BBC) Running: Spine Race - Jasmin Paris becomes first female winner of 268-mile ultra marathon
"I did something crazy and entered a race I had vowed I would never, ever run."

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Like the Energizer bunny, Kipchoge goes on, and on

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Owner of Ironman Reportedly Files for U.S. IPO
The listing could happen in the first half of this year

(USATF) Athletics: Bor takes XC title to win USATF Athlete of the Week

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipsang and Kosgei latest additions to London Marathon fields

(The Star) Athletics: IAAF chief tips Kenya to host successful World U-20 Championships






  January 16, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Armory Track) Athletics: Emma Coburn, Aisha Praught-Leer Return for Super Race II in NYRR Millrose Games Women's 3,000m

(Runner's World) Athletics: Your Doctor Will See You Now—at Your Favorite Running Shoe Store
Welcome to the new one-stop shop, where healthcare professionals and retailers work together to help runners find the best fit

(BMOVancouver) Athletics: Boston Marathon winner Mr. Yuki Kawauchi to compete at the BMO Vancouver Marathon

Athletics: Brazier, Murphy, Berian and Ordonez lead middle-distance clashes at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Americans Donavan Brazier, Clayton Murphy, and Boris Berian, along with Spain’s 2018 IAAF World Indoor medalist Saúl Ordóñez will headline a men’s 800m which promises to be one of several of exciting matchups in the middle-distances the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced today

(Running USA) Athletics: 3M Half Marathon Prepares for Largest Field in 25-Year History

(RT) Running: ‘Sub-Zero wins!’: Runner crosses marathon distance in Siberia at insane -60°C

Athletics: Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones Review
After using the earphones with two different phones for running and walking indoors and out, through many various temperatures and precipitation, I am officially a convert to wireless.

(Running USA) Athletics: Brazilians Dominate Walt Disney World Marathon Again
Returning Brazilian champions are the first male and female competitors across the finish line at the 26th annual 26.2-mile race through Walt Disney World Resort

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics Federation receives authorised neutral status applications from 133 athletes
The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has revealed that it has received applications to compete under authorised neutral status from 133 athletes, with 98 of those having already been sent to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for consideration

(The Telegraph) Athletics: UK Athletics facing leadership crisis after chairman follows chief executive in resigning

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: WADA delay report on Moscow lab until team's return from Russia
Inspection team's cautious approach "not just out of safety concerns, [but] also to ensure there is no interference," says WADA director general

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

(Outside Online) Health and Fitness: The Two Keys to Forming Habits—and Making Them Stick
There's more to it than just trying really hard

(Sputnik) Drugs in Sport: Watch Norwegian Athlete Open His Doping Tests With Bare Hands
Anti-doping inspectors were startled when a 19-year-old boy managed to crack three sealed vessels containing his doping tests, which are supposed to be opened with specially designed tools in a laboratory

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why IAAF officials are in Nairobi
The first delegation from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is already in the country to assess progress made by Kenya ahead of the 2020 World Under-20 Championships to be held in Nairobi






  January 15, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(NSAF) Athletics: National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for Second Class

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Ichiyama and Kirui Lead Marugame Half Elite Field

(VMLM) Athletics: A message from Hugh Brasher, Event Director, London Marathon Events Ltd
There has been discussion on social media in recent days about our policy for guide and support runners in the London Marathon and I wanted to explain in full our current policy, which has been in place for many years

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Mental Strategy Courtney Frerichs Uses to Stop Stressing About Her Competition
When disappointment became overwhelming, the steeplechase star sought out a sports psychologist to help her through

(The Herald) Athletics: Giffnock runner latest Scottish athlete to fall under the spell of world-class Muir
In addition to being the world's top-rated 1500m runner, Laura Muir is also a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise. Erin Wallace is simply the latest Scot to fall under her spell

(IAAF) Athletics: Schippers headlines Karlsruhe’s 60m line-up

Athletics: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Executive Race Director to Run and Raise $40,000 for Local Charities
Pinkowski's Participation Celebrates 40th Anniversary and Charity Matching Campaign

(IAAF) Athletics: Battocletti eyes bigger targets after taking continental cross-country crown

(Evening Standard) Athletics:Mo Farah can beat me at the 2019 London Marathon, says Eliud Kipchoge
In 11 marathons, Eliud Kipchoge has tasted just one defeat and, on that day in Berlin five years ago, it took a world record to deny him over the distance

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: The Curious Case of Dr Freeman and the Testogel, and Conspiracy Contortionism in denial of fire

(Competitor) Athletics: Emily Sisson Ready To Tackle 26.2 With Spring Marathon

(Strava) Athletics: When Everything Turns Upside Down

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Zakayo keen to reign in senior cadre at World Cross

(CBC) Athletics: Surrey is designing a 'world-class' track and field stadium for city park
Mayor Doug McCallum expects construction to start on the facility in about two years

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Pocast - Episode 45 with Colleen Quigley
"Like I want to make people happy, and do the right thing, and be successful. And I think a lot of people end up getting sucked into that and then have to be like, ‘Wait, why am I doing this?’ ‘Do I want to be here?’ ‘Why did I make these choices?’ and you have to rethink it and figure out what actually makes you happy and what you actually want to do. Luckily, just being competitive and wanting to get better and better and better at running has turned out pretty good for me because, when I sit back, I do love what I’m doing. But it is something you have to be careful of—like, ‘Why am I so obsessed at being so good at that? Or not failing? Maybe it’s OK. And I think that’s something I’ll probably be working with the rest of my life."

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Muir eager to translate early-season promise into European Indoor Championships
Laura Muir is confident that her early-season form can carry her to defend her European Indoor Athletics Championship titles in Glasgow






  January 14, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Oxford Times) Athletics: Sir Roger Bannister coin celebrates 50th anniversary of 50p

(AW) Athletics: Nafissatou Thiam to miss indoor season with injury
Olympic and world heptathlon champion unable to defend her European indoor pentathlon title after tearing a muscle

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Reasoned decisions involving Russian athletes in Sochi 2014 doping scandal to be published this month
Reasoned decisions outlining why the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned sanctions against Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be made public later this month

(Fast Running) Athletics: Jake Wightman ‘in good spirits’ after injury
The Commonwealth medalist will miss the European Indoors, but with help from an ‘antique’ Nordic Track Ski Machine hopes to be back in the hunt for medals at September’s World Championships

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Former world indoor champion Adekoya suspended after failing drugs test

(Track & Field News) Athletics: A Recordsetting Opening Indoor Weekend

(IAAF) Athletics: Lisek, Ta Lou and Muir join Torun fields

Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin set to return to New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Jan. 26
Sydney McLaughlin, one of track and field’s most exciting new stars, will return to compete at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday, January 26, organizers announced today

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: WADA, Russian doping, ‘realpolitik’ and the ignored voice of athletes

(EA) Athletics: Levchenko maintains good early season form with 1.96m clearance

Athletics:World Record Holder Kipchoge Returns To Virgin Money London Marathon To Take On Sir Mo Farah
Kipchoge won his third Virgin Money London Marathon title at last year’s race, with Farah finishing in third place
(The Guardian) Eliud Kipchoge relishing prospect of taking on Mo Farah in London Marathon
World-record holder will go for fourth London title in April - Kipchoge: ‘I am looking forward to racing Sir Mo Farah again’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Shock as Korean dies in Nyahururu road race

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: VCB - Greatest ever J'can female sprinter

(The Herald) Athletics: Hard-working Muir has David Attenborough for company as she jets out to South Africa
Laura Muir jetted out to South Africa yesterday for her second warm weather training camp of the winter and she isn’t going out there just to work on a sun tan. The 25-year-old, who was mobbed by young fans after she anchored a Great Britain team over the line to rack up her fourth successive gold medal in the international mixed relay event at Saturday’s Great Stirling X Country, is a full-time Scottish-based athlete now but she still feels that cocooning herself away from all outside influences in a secluded stretch of the South African savannah every now and then provides the kind of professional environment she needs to continue her plans for world domination. By the time she returns to hopefully consolidate her spot at the British trials in February, the European Indoor Athletics Championships at her home venue will almost be upon us






  January 13, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipruto and Obiri dominate in Elgoibar

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA's Compliance Review Committee poised for crunch meeting to discuss Russia
The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Compliance Review Committee (CRC) will convene in Montreal tomorrow, two weeks after a deadline for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to hand over data from their Moscow Laboratory was missed

(Paul Merca) Athletics: Kejelcha shocks the house by running 3:52.61 in the mile to highlight the UW Indoor Preview

(KaraWinger.com) Athletics: My Athletic Journey

(Emirates News Agency) Athletics: Ras Al Khaimah to host half-marathon on February 8th

(Go Husjies) Athletics: Dempsey Produces World-Leading Marks In Opener

(IAAF) Athletics: Gemechu smashes Ethiopian 10km record in Valencia

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Steeplechase champion Chepkoech eyes world cross country title, launches season in Seville

(NSAF) Athletics: National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for Second Class

(CTV) Drugs in Sport: World Anti-Doping Agency starts work on copying doping data in Moscow lab

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge - Breaking two-hour barrier still possible

(NYTimes) Drugs in Sport: ‘This Doesn’t Sound Legal’: Inside Nike’s Oregon Project
A report by antidoping officials says the coach, Alberto Salazar, violated drug protocols with Dathan Ritzenhein, Mo Farah and other elite runners

(NBC) Athletics: How to motivate yourself to run in the winter, according to a marathon champion
Can't pull yourself out of bed in freezing temps to hit the pavement? These tips from Olympic medalist and marathon champ Meb Keflezighi will help

Richmond Road Races - Richmond, ON






  January 12, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Relay success a stroll in the park for Laura Muir

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fast-rising Kimnyang, Chelagat win in Kisii

(IAAF) Athletics: Bor and Burkard victorious in Stirling
(BBC) Great Stirling Cross Country: Laura Muir leads Great Britain to relay win
British middle-distance star Laura Muir began a busy 2019 schedule by anchoring Great Britain to victory in the Great Stirling Cross Country mixed relay

(IAAF) Athletics: Fab five - January performances

(NY Times) Health and Futness: Mind May Trump DNA in Exercise and Eating Habits
If you tell people they have a genetic predisposition to a low capacity for exercise or a tendency to overeat, their bodies start to respond accordingly

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Pound says 'not end of world' Russia missed lab testing deadline

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Heyward welcomes Cram and Coe comparisons
Earning comparisons with the likes of Steve Cram and Seb Coe is no mean feat, but middle-distance specialist Jake Heyward is more than happy to indulge in the compliments

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge crowned 2018 Sports Personality of the year

(Fast Running) Athletics: Eilish McColgan runs 10k PB to win in Doha
The European 5000m silver medalist clocks a personal best for a third straight year at the Ooredoo Doha 10k

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya cashes in as ASA hand out 2018 bonuses

(IAAF) Athletics: Course records under threat at Valencia 10km

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir hoping to build on Andy Murray’s legacy
European 1500m champion taking inspiration from the tennis great and fellow Scot as she prepares for another landmark year

Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry - Stirling, Scotland






  January 11, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya’s Kiplagat, Kirui top stellar line up for 2018 Boston Marathon

Athletics: Nine Events From 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Set To Be Qualifiers For Inaugural Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships
2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in Phoenix, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Madrid, Nashville, Liverpool, San Diego, Seattle, and Montreal to provide age group athletes the opportunity to qualify for inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship

(Powerman Spain) Duathlon: Powerman Mallorca renewed to become a benchmark in Europe

(IAAF) Athletics: Two new events added to IAAF World Relays programme

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Eliza McCartney pushes injury woes aside to focus on Olympics

(IAAF) Athletics: Trio of world pole vault champions heading to Torun

*\(Daily Nation) Athletics: Moraa, Chespol headline Kisii cross country meet

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian pole vaulter Newman returns to competition after battling injuries most of last year
The 24-year-old battled through pain to win gold at Commonwealth Games in March

(FloTrack) Athletics: Farah Back On The Track & Everything Else To Get Excited About In 2019

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Group of Olympians call for "near complete" resignation of USOC Board

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Scott Fauble & Ben Rosario Interview
Two returning guests on the show today. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know some members of the NAZ Elite group and when Ben and Scott published their book "Inside a Marathon", it made sense to bring them back on to chat

(Outside Online) Olympics: It’s Time to Stop Romanticizing the Olympics
2019 has already been an eventful year in doping news. If the Olympics don’t care about clean athletes, why should we care about the Olympics?

(IAAF) Athletics: Barega takes on Kipruto while Obiri clashes with Chepkoech and Can in Elgoibar

(Science of Sport) Sport: Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who’s the fittest of them all?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Eliud Kipchoge is the man to beat at Soya Gala

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Glen Mills drops Yohan Blake ... Coach cuts ties with 2011 world 100m champion

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: London 2012 doping positives - more news is good news, no news is bad news






  January 10, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: KPA roll out the red carpet for fastest woman Ta Lou in Mombasa

(Diamond League) Athletics: David Rudisha's Diamond League Record
2012 was the year of David Rudisha, as the Kenyan stormed to a world record and a gold medal at the London Olympics. Yet just a few weeks before that career-defining performance, the middle distance legend had already smashed the Diamond League record with a fabulous run in Paris

(The Guardian) Athletics: Nuns on the run - Vatican launches athletics team and targets Olympics
Vatican Athletics has blessing of Italian Olympic Committee - Priests, nuns and 62-year-old library worker among members

(IAAF) Athletics: Schippers to make Spanish racing debut in Madrid

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sage Steele - The Most Beautiful Sport
Carrie chats with ESPN SportCenter’s Sage Steele! They chat about Sage’s high profile and stress-filled job, how she maintains her workout regimen, and how she uses social media to connect with her friends and family (as well as keep her kids humble)

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Preseason
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Preseason

(News & Record) Athletics: Plenty of top runners from all over the world will be at JDL Fast Track next month for Camel City Elite Races

(Lohud) Athletics: Tuohy wins mile but may pass on Millrose; Rye, which lost coach, gets relay invite

(RRW) Athletics: Nine Previous Open Champions To Run 2019 Boston Marathon
John Hancock, the event's principal sponsor which funds the race's elite field, said that that a total of 82 elite athletes would take part this year representing 15 countries

(Spikes) Athletics: A Running Life
"All my life, I’ve been running. Where I come from, a rural farm in southern Ethiopia, that’s just the way of life." - Selemon Barega

(IAAF) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen brothers ready to rock Düsseldorf

Athletics: Preservation Hall Jazz Band To Headline Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half-Marathon
Authentic New Orleans band to perform following Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half-Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 10

(Fast Running) Athletics: Great Stirling XCountry: Who, what and when?
Preview, timetable and tv guide for this weekend’s cross country showdown in Scotland

(Outside Online) Athletics: How to Harness Pre-Run Anticipation
Researchers explore how your brain chemistry may start dulling pain and boosting mood before you even take a step

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Organisers praised for help preparing new Europe versus United States athletics match
he Belarusian Athletics Federation has "made a great contribution" to the organisation of a new Europe versus United States athletics match due to take place in Minsk in September, the President of European Athletics Svein Arne Hansen has said

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'I'm feeling stronger than ever': Mo Farah to defend Vitality Big Half title as he gears up for London Marathon
* Mo Farah will step up his preparations for the London Marathon on March 10
* He will defend his Vitality Big Half title after winning in 61 mins 40 secs last year
* Farah says he is 'feeling stronger than ever' and is looking forward to the race
* He will run either the marathon or 10,000m at the 2019 world championships
(AW) Mo Farah to race Vitality Big Half
Ahead of Virgin Money London Marathon, Mo Farah will race over 13.1 miles on March 10 in the British capital

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kisii hosts final leg of cross country championships

(Facebook) Athletics: "2019. A new year. A new me." - Sarah Brown

(The Kick) Athletics: Women to Watch
Some names to keep your eyes on this year

(BBC) Athletics: Michael Johnson - How ‘Superman’ Olympic champion’s world was changed by stroke
Michael Johnson makes his living by telling people where they went wrong

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport: Wrongful shaming of 90-year-old cyclist puts a black mark on the anti-doping system

(CBC) Athletics: My failure. My comeback. My breakthrough
'No one has achieved anything of significance without facing failure ... The great ones turn failures into launch pads'

(Sweat Scince on Outside Online) Athletics:A Post-Workout Soak Might Boost Performance
New research confirms that a week of hot tub sessions helps your body adapt to heat

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Race for Bigger, Crazier Finisher Medals Keeps Runners Lining Up
As the number of race options rise, organizers keep pushing for unique finisher bling to attract runners






  January 9, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympic Medalists Clayton Murphy and Nick Willis and World’s Fastest Miler of 2018 Edward Cheserek to Headline NYRR Wanamaker Mile Men’s Field at 112th NYRR Millrose Games on February 9

(IAAF) Athletics: Sifan Hassan - advice to my younger self

(SCMP) Drugs in Sport: China’s ‘female Liu Xiang’ banned four years for doping – career looks over and now married
Wu Shuijiao won 100-metre hurdles at 2014 Asian Games and represented China in the Rio Olympics - Her domination earned her the nickname of ‘women’s Liu Xiang’

Athletics: Former Champions Back For 2019 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
The two Ethiopians - winners in 2015 and 2017 respectively - are key figures in the roll of honour of the Middle East’s biggest mass participation event, the only IAAF Gold Label Marathon in the region

(Fast Running) Athletics: Laura Muir and Andy Butchart among athletes confirmed for GB Indoor Championships
Britain’s best will battle in Birmingham with team places for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow up for grabs

(BBC) Athletics: Scots race for places at European Indoor Championships in Glasgow
Laura Muir and Eilidh Doyle will lead a strong Scottish contingent at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham on 9-10 February

(EA) Athletics: Nedasekau and Mazuronak crowned Belarusian Athletes of the Year

(Japan Times) Athletics: 'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners

(Newsday) Athletics: TT 2008 silver medals sent to IOC
Sprinters now await gold medals...

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman - 2019 Men’s Preseason Watch List






  January 8, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: London 2012’s clean Games boast in ruins as failed doping tests pile up

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Taylor defends WADA Compliance Review Committee from "unjustified" criticism
The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Compliance Review Committee (CRC) chair Jonathan Taylor has again defended the process taken regarding the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) following further criticism

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: An Interview With Pheidippides
With the Atlanta Track Club and USATF unveiling a map of the 2020 U. S. Team Trials Marathon course, I thought it might be a good time to reconnect (tongue firmly in cheek) with history’s original Marathoner, the one and only Pheidippides

(Newshub) Running: Kiwi wins gruelling Antarctic marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Olympic Marathon Trials Field Is Ginormous Already—And Qualifying Remains Open for Another Year
Organizers in Atlanta unveiled the finalized course today. Here are five things we know about the route and the race

(Fashionista) Athletics: Inside Track-and-Field's Momentous High-Fashion Resurgence
Historically, running tends to spike in popularity during times of social upheaval.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya Pipeline in Sh3m boost for awards ahead of gala night

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Bold undertaking
JAAA hopes to woo corporate giants in efforts to host World Relays 2021

(Fast Running) Athletics: Defending champion Leonard Korir to lead USA in Stirling
The strong USA cross country team will face Great Britain and Europe on Saturday

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine things for 2019 - one step closer to Tokyo

(EA) Athletics: Felix and Ingebrigtsen voted European Athletes of the Month for December

(IAAF) Athletics: Countdown to IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 brought into focus

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: USADA nail a 90-year-old cyclist but aren't there bigger fish to fry?
Enterprising anti-doping agent stealing a march in the age 90-94 track cycling scene

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman - 2019 Women’s Preseason Watch List

(CBS) Athletics: Dancer who lost her leg in Boston Marathon bombing hit by car, hospitalized

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Belgian brilliance helping to close the coaching gap for Irish athletics
Increased funding and mentoring scheme is music to the ears of young stars






  January 7, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Atlanta Track Club) Athletics: Atlanta Track Club Unveils Course for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Coaches to register afresh with AK
Local and foreign athletics coaches in the country have until Wednesday to register with Athletics Kenya (AK) or risk being banned from operating in the country or handling Kenyan athletes, the federation has said

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Breakthrough in doping scandal as WADA return to Moscow lab
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) experts will return to the Moscow laboratory to extract testing data that could lead to the prosecution of hundreds of drugs cheats

(Runner's World) Athletics: Your 2019 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar
From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year

(USATF) Athletics: Two-time champion Leonard Korir leads Team USATF into 2019 SimplyHealth Great Stirling XCountry

(Fast Running) Athletics: Natasha Cockram has big marathon goals
The Welsh 2:35 marathoner chats about her breakthrough year and ambitions for the future after recovering from a serious injury

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tight race for Sportsman of the Year award
past winners Eliud Kipchoge (2016) and Consenslus Kipruto (2017) will once again be up for the Sportsman of the Year honours during the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Award

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine things for 2019 - on the roads

Athletics: Ex-Marine Evans Doesn't Allow Paralysis To Slow Him Down In Quest For Speed At The Fitbit Miami Marathon And Half Marathon
Daniel Evans is a 40-year-old ex Marine from Miami. He joined the Marines out of high school like so many kids do and was deployed in Brazil 20 years ago when a crane cable snapped and dropped a 200-pound helicopter part on top of him. He was instantly paralyzed

(Fast Running) Athletics: Cross country athletes battle in Dublin as Kate O’Connor breaks Irish record
Rossa Hurley and Siobhan Eviston are among the winners at the Dublin Masters Cross Country Championships, while young multi-eventer O’Connor improves on her own record in Sheffield

(CitizenTV) Athletics: Balancing between books and track: prodigy Zakayo speaks on challenges

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Obiri, Karoki to skip World Cross Country

(IAAF) Athletics: Air quality device installed in Australia as part of the IAAF’s global programme to monitor and share air quality data

(AW) Athletics: Eilidh Doyle - I just couldn’t miss out on Glasgow
Decorated Scot gets indoor campaign off and running over 200m as she sets her sights on home European Championships






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(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Chemutai returns from injury, targeting Houston Half Marathon title

(IAAF) Athletics: Gebrhiwet gets better of Barega at Campaccio

(Jerusalem Post) Athletics: 29-year-old ultra-Orthodox mother of 5 wins Tiberias Marathon
Deutsch started her running career only three years ago

(Runner's World) Running: First-of-Its-Kind, 100-Mile Relay Seeks to Empower Ethiopian Girls Through Running
International athletes like Molly Seidel have joined the cause to help young girls gain the confidence to achieve what they never thought possible

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Richard Pound - What's really going on?

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine things for 2019 - true cross country

(WADA) Drugs in Sport: New Year Message to Stakeholders from WADA President and Director General

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: London, Chicago Marathons to apply for IAAF platinum label

(IAAF) Athletics: Debela retains Xiamen Marathon title
(EthioSports) Ethiopian Athletes Dominate Xiamen Marathon






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(FloTrack) Athletics: Tori Bowie In Limbo After Dispute At Olympic Training Center

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's veteran marathoner Kiplagat eyes fifth World Championships

(Running USA) Athletics: Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2019 Elite Athlete Fields

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Gabriela Stafford smashes Canadian indoor 5,000m record
Gabriela Stafford set a new Canadian record in her season opener

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine things for 2019 - technology

(The Scotsman) Drugs in Sport: Cyclist, 90, fails drugs test
A 90-year-old American cyclist has been handed a public warning from the United States Anti-Doping Agency after breaching anti-doping protocols

(EthioSports) Athletics: Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma heads the men’s field, defending women’s champion Amane Gobena returns to the Tata Mumbai Marathon

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Exciting year ahead for Team Jamaica

(Tribune242) Athletics: BAAA Unveils New Logo, Plans To Engage New Demographic

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Koech wants to reclaim world title

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyans ready to break Ethiopia grip on Xiamen International Marathon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: London Marathon under pressure to award medals to guide runners after RNIB protest

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir delighted with flying start to 2019
Double European indoor champion buoyed by a 5000m victory which shows she’s on the right track ahead of home championships
(EA) Muir powers to a 14:52.02 5000m clocking in Glasgow

(The Star) Athletics: Eyes on Kiptanui - 2015 Berlin Marathon runner-up leads Kenya’s onslaught in Xiamen race






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(CitiusMag) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Named CITIUS MAG Male Athlete of the Year

(Washington City Papaer) Athletics: Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and 5 Miler Canceled Due to Budget Concerns
The races were scheduled for Sept. 15

(IAAF) Athletics: Barega vs Gebrehiwet showdown on tap at Campaccio

(Fast Running) Athletics: Gemma Steel and Emelia Gorecka set for Northern Ireland International
The GB international duo will head to Dundonald later this month for Northern Ireland’s top cross country fixture

(IAAF) Athletics: Debela faces tough title defence in Xiamen

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Chicago marathon champ Kosgei rules out competing at World Cross in Denmark

(Armory Track) Athletics: American Record Holder Ajee' Wilson, Top Miler Craig Engels, High School Sensation Katelyn Tuohy and Premier Men's International 4x200 Teams Bound for Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine things for 2019: world record assaults

(Competitor) Athletics: The Best Running Moments Of 2018
It’s been quite a year! From Eliud Kipchoge’s world record in the marathon to Taylor Swift kissing Boston Marathon champion Des Linden on the head at the Billboard Music Awards, read on to reminisce about the best moments of 2018 in running

(USATF) Athletics: Sarah Hollis Hired as USATF’s Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, USATF Announces Additional Staff Changes

(Competitor) Athletics:Will The Singapore Marathon Be The Next AbbottWMM?
Singapore, no matter how you put it, no matter when you run—day or night, January or July—is hot and humid. And that is of course not ideal to aim for a marathon PB or break a world record, right?

(China.org) Athletics: Kenya's Yego eyes javelin world title in Doha

(SunHerald) Athletics: Mississippi’s gold medalist was denied access to Olympic Training Center. Here’s why, she says






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(CTolleRun) Athletics: Emma Bates - Run Hard, Have Fun!
Carrie connects with 12x All-American Emma Bates! Besides bringing out her Minnesota accent, Emma discusses her professional running career, being coached by her fiancée, and what it is like to live in a solar off-grid house

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian doping - Head of key WADA panel defends waiting to decide on next action
The head of a key World Anti-Doping Agency panel has defended waiting until mid-January before deciding what action to take after Russia's anti-doping agency missed a deadline to hand over data from its Moscow laboratory

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: eedie, Russia, WADA, Bach - anyone listening to the athletes?

Athletics: The athlete's heart and sudden death
This is an excerpt from Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training by Paul Laursen & Martin Buchheit

(Fast Running) Athletics: Jacob Kiplimo runs 26:41 road 10k in Madrid
The 18 year-old Ugandan athlete ran the fastest ever 10k at San Silvestre Vallecana on New Year’s Eve

(Outside Online) Sportsmedicine: Your Ideal Therapist Might Not Be Human
One of our editors spent a month working through her feelings with Woebot, a therapy chat bot. Here's how it went

(The Independent) Athletics: World Championships, Dina Asher-Smith's fight for supremacy and who to watch - Athletics in 2019
The Independent looks ahead to what promises to be another thrilling year of athletics

(Global News) Athletics: Andre De Grasse ready to ‘take on the world’ after coaching change
Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse was in his hometown of Markham last week to attend his charity basketball tournament. He spoke with Global’s Mike Arsenault about his career since the Rio Olympics and what to expect from him in 2019

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: WADA athletes body adds to pressure for new ban on Russia
Athletes tell WADA failure to act will fail clean athletes - Wada’s compliance review committee to meet this month

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge 2:01:39 World Record Race Map

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Toyo Leads Hakone Ekiden Day One in Course Record Time

(National Post) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping agency sees no evidence for ban on tramadol. Cycling federation isn’t waiting
It is the first time the Union Cycliste Internationale has banned a substance allowed in competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency

(Canadian Running Mgazine) Athletics: Sandi Morris on her competition kit and sexism in track and field
Sandi Morris explains why the billboard picture of her that was used to promote a German indoor track meet wasn't sexist

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian doping - Wada vice-president wants 'rapid' action after deadline missed
The World Anti-Doping Agency should act "rapidly" after Russia's anti-doping agency missed a deadline to hand over data from its Moscow laboratory, says vice-president Linda Helleland

(The Star) Athletics: Change of plan - National x-country to be run in the evening this time round






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(USATF) Athletics: USATF and Toyota ink partnership agreement through 2020

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Get Into the 2019 NYC Marathon
The largest marathon on earth is also among the hardest to get into—here’s how you can secure your spot on the world’s most coveted starting line

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine things for 2019: emerging stars

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast Episode 43 with Kayla Nolan
"I think sometimes someone tells you their story, and you’re listening to it and that’s a value; other times you need to tell people about it in advocacy; and other times you need to do something about it to help create change. I kind of see Girls Gotta Run as an extension of that, really working to bring those stories, bring the experiences of the girls to an elevated level where more people can understand that, see that, and support them in making change.:

(New Telegraph) Athletics: Okagbare targets W orld Champs gold

(Fast Running) Athletics: New Year’s eve wins for Kris Jones and Jenny Nesbitt at Nos Galan
2018 marked the 60th anniversary of the famous Welsh event in Mountain Ash

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Inconceivable! Russia yet again leave Sir Craig Reedie looking the fool

(Reuters UK) Athletics: Two-hour mark tipped to tumble, but not for another decade

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia "has served its sanction" IOC President claims as anger grows over missed Moscow Laboratory deadline
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has signalled that Russia will not be banned from Tokyo 2020 even if a suspension is reimposed on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency

(NYRR) Athletics: Rain Can’t Stop the NYRR NYE Celebration

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenyans rule road and cross country in 2018
Kenyan athletes were once again in their imperious form in 2018, ruling all the major races both on road and cross country, arguably the biggest of them all being Eliud Kipchoge’s World Record run at the Berlin Marathon in September

(Miami's Community Newspapers) Athletics: Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is test of endurance and a winter retreat

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: WADA accused of being ‘played’ after Russians miss doping data deadline
Deadline was main measure in ending Russia’s sporting ban - USADA accuses world body of being ‘a total joke’






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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian doping: Russia episode 'a joke and embarrassment for WADA'
The World Anti-Doping Agency has been urged to "stop being played by the Russians" and reinstate a ban on the country's athletes

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine things for 2019: returning stars

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Drama as police block Samuel Wanjiru memorial race

(EA) Athletics: Chemtai Salpeter breaks course record to win the We Run Rome 10km
Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter rounded out her breakthrough season by setting a course record to win the We Run Rome 10km, a certified road race by European Athletics Running for All, on New Year’s Eve

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: USADA chief Travis Tygart urges WADA to reinstate ban on Russia's athletes
Russia was in September set a deadline of 31 December to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory in Moscow

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Renewed hope - Simpson targets place on Ja's World Champs team
34-year-old mom Sherone Simpson eyes 'very good' 2019 track season

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Russia Misses Deadline to Provide Doping Data

(IAAF) Athletics: Tola and Gudeta victorious again in Bolzano

(WDTN) Athletics: Registration opens for 2019 U.S. Air Force Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiplimo clocks 26:41 over 10km in Madrid while Kosgei and Obiri crack 30





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