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Runner's Web January 2020 FrontPage Archive

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

(CBC) Athletics: Controversial Nike shoe design cleared by track body despite risks
Concerns had been raised over integrity of competition

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics modifies rules governing competition shoes for elite athletes

(CyclingNews) Drugs in Sport: Ketones: Dutch Anti-Doping Authority 'uncomfortable' with Jumbo-Visma's use
'It's a grey area' says group's chairman of controversial supplement

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Tokyo Olympic organizers say ‘we have never discussed cancelling the games’ over coronavirus outbreak

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 223: Natasha Wodak
Natasha Wodak just broke the Canadian Half Marathon record at the Houston Half Marathon in a time of 69:39. This is the second time Natasha has been on the podcast so make sure you head back to episode 55 when I first got to know her!

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport: The fight against doping in sports is too important to be sidetracked by misinformation

(The Independent) Athletics: Nike ZoomX Vaporfly: What are the shoes Eliud Kipchoge wore in 1.59 marathon and why are they controversial?
The Kenyan wore a bespoke version of the Nike Vaporfly trainers - called AlphaFly - a major innovation in the sport which has seen performances sharply improve

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge, Kosgei to lead Kenya's Olympic marathon team
(NBC) Eliud Kipchoge leads Kenya Olympic marathon team; Mary Keitany left off
(The Star) Prayer answered as Cherono makes Kenyan marathon team to Tokyo Olympics
* Having won the Boston Marathon in 2019, Cherono admits that defending that feat will not be an easy task
* Vivian will be competing in her fourth London marathon which will be held on April 26 before going to Tokyo, a competition she will use to gauge and prepare for the Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: 'I'm going to focus on fun:' Shawn Barber happier, healthier in pole vault comeback
5-time Canadian champion, 2015 world gold medallist eyes Tokyo Olympics

(NewsChain) Athletics: British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith believes winter training is the secret to Tokyo 2020 success

(CBC) Athletics: Nike shoe rattling running world as technology credited for record times
Canadian marathoner hopes technology provides boost to Olympic berth

(BBC) Athletics: 2022 Commonwealth Games: Alexander Stadium revamp approved
Plans to more than quadruple the size of Birmingham's Alexander Stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have been approve

(USA Today) Athletics: Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon: Course error leaves elites unable to set records in the half

(Japan Running News) Athletics:Saitama International Marathon to be Discontinued
Due to its hilly course Saitama earned a reputation for slow times, and cases of elite Japanese women canceling plans to run became more and more frequent.

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

(RT) Drugs in Sport: 'A neutral flag isn't shame, shame is being stuck in a doping row': World high-jump champ Lasitskene on Russia’s sport crisis

(Daily Sun*) Athletics: NAZ Elite This Week: Marathoners making final training push for Olympic Trials

(CitizenTV) Athletics: Kenya set to name Olympic Games marathon team

(PopSugar) Athletics: Allyson Felix Did an AMA — Here Are 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Track Star

(CitizenTV) Athletics: Why Obiri is itching to have another attempt on 10,000m race

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Angie Spencer - A Journey to 50 States
Carrie chats with Angie Spencer, co-founder of Marathon Training Academy, who recently completed her quest of running a marathon in all 50 states! They chat about her journey, her favorite marathons, weight loss, extreme fatigue, and what is next for Angie.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Eldoret Discovery race was postponed

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Mary Cain hits out at Nike for being 'weak and cowardly' for lack of transparency over investigation results
American middle-distance runner claimed she was driven to self-harm and suicidal thoughts under the practices of disgraced coach Alberto Salazar

(BBC) Athletics: Nike Vaporfly: World Athletics set to rule on running shoe range
World Athletics is set to tighten regulations regarding high-tech running shoes

(Gulf News) Athletics: World record-holder Brigid Kosgei from Kenya promises to win in RAK
Kenyan to be star attraction at 14th running of annual race to be held on February 21

(Tri247) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee joins PTO Board of Directors
Four new additions to the Professional Triathletes Organisation Board

(The Star) Athletics: Chumba faces stiff test in Tokyo marathon
* Ekiru recently won the All African games half-marathon crown and has victories in Seville, Mexico City, Honolulu marathon twice and the Milano marathon
* The Kenyan contingent faces a herculean challenge from Ethiopia's Defending champion Legese Birhanu with a personal best of 2:02:48 with compatriot Getaneh Molla (2:03:34) Lemina Sisay (2:03:36) Mengistu Asefa (2:04:08) Lemi Hayle(2:04:33) and Bahrain's El Abbassi El Hassan (2:04:43) as frontrunners

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russian athletes face blanket ban at Tokyo 2020 unless Rusaf admits lies
World Athletics issues ultimatum to Rusaf for Olympics - Russia must accept officials lied in Lysenko doping case

(BBC) Athletics: Coronavirus: 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed in China
The 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing have been postponed because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus in Chin
(The Guardian) World Indoor Athletics cancelled over coronavirus with Chinese GP at risk
World Athletics confirms event has been delayed for year - F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expert
(The Telegraph) World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed due to coronavirus threat
The championships were due to take place in Nanjing from March 13 to 15, around 300 miles from Wuhan, the virus' epicentre
(The Independent) World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing postponed due to coronavirus fears
The sport’s governing body said it would now look to stage the event – scheduled for 13-15 March – at the same venue in one year’s time

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

(RRW) Athletics: World Athletics Indoor Championships Postponed Until 2021
The growing crisis caused by the Coronavirus virus --which originated in Wuhan, China-- has made holding these championships safely, impossible

(NYRR Millrose Games) Athletics: Track & Field’s Top Men and Women Ready to Shine at 113th NYRR Millrose Games

(Tri247) Triathlon: "Excited, but nervous" - Helen Jenkins on her return to racing ahead of IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai

(RT) Drugs in Sport: No Summer Olympics for Russian athletes? RUSAF faces expulsion from World Athletics

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics to postpone World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Integrity Unit recommends expulsion of Russian federation over doping offences

(Women's Running) Women in Sport: Nike’s Investigation of the Oregon Project is Complete
After Mary Cain alleged emotional abuse as an athlete under Alberto Salazar’s coaching, Nike conducted an internal probe of the professional running group

(RRW) Athletics: Flashback - Lagat Wins 8th Wanamaker Mile (10 Years Ago Today)
Ten years ago today Bernard Lagat won his eighth Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games surpassing the seven titles won by Eamonn Coghlan

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Nike's Vaporfly shoes are fine - but the sport's integrity is at stake if their next version is not banned

(EA) Athletics: Harting to compete at the ISTAF Indoor in Berlin
Olympic champion Christoph Harting from Germany is the latest high-profile athlete to be confirmed for the ISTAF Indoor in Berlin, a European Athletics Indoor Premium Permit Meeting, on 14 February

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Tanui defends AK over doping issues in the country
* Tanui said AK, alongside government, have nothing to do with doping and only provide a platform and environment for athletes to operate
* He said AK have invested heavily in education of athletes on matters doping and deserve a pat on the back

(The Guardian) Athletics: Controversial Nike Vaporflys to escape ban but running shoe rules will tighten
Dominant footwear will be allowed by World Athletics - No fresh technologies to be permitted until after Tokyo 2020

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Great Britain set to PULL OUT of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in China after the Foreign Office issues warning about travelling amid safety concerns over coronavirus outbreak
* Britain are expected to pull out of The World Indoor Championships in Nanjing
* The Foreign office issued warning about travelling to China due to coronavirus
* The whole event, due to run from March 13 to March 15, is now in jeopardy
* Sportsmail understands it will be decided if the event goes ahead in two weeks

  January 28, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Why Effort Matters, and Shoes Don’t (Much)
The question for most runners isn't whether super shoes are cheating, it is whether we're cheating ourselves by wearing them

(RT) Athletics: Alica Schmidt - German track star & ‘World’s Sexiest Athlete’ chasing Tokyo 2020 dreams

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘Dreadful neglect’ of British athletics has squandered 2012 legacy, top coach says
Malcolm Arnold hits out at decisions taken since London Games - ‘This is the most worried I have been in all my years in the sport’

(Stuff NZ) Drugs in Sport: Documents reveal 'embedded steroid culture' in NZ Olympic team at 1972 Munich Games

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

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Darrell Barnes, Athletic Trainer/Performance Specialist with St. Vincent Sports Performance
I am so excited to bring this special series with St. Vincent Sports Performance featuring world renowned Athletic Trainers, Physicians and Sports Dietitians. I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful facility for athletes right in my backyard here in Indianapol

(Outside Online) Athletics: Could Atlanta's Hills Lead to an Olympic Trials Upset?
With over 1,300 feet of climbing, the race will favor "grinders"

(Sweat Scince @ Outside Online) Athletics: The Mystery of the Pro Runner and the Electric Shock
When Rebecca Mehra tried to unplug a broken oven, she almost ended her track season—or worse

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: Tuff talk! - Health Minister Tufton could bar Jamaican athletes from attending World Indoors in China

(CTV) Triathlon: Thousands of triathletes coming to Edmonton for Grand Final
(Edmonton Sun) Edmonton putting extra try in World Triathlon stop

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 96 with Greg McMillan
"It’s difficult for runners to communicate, ‘Why do you do this?’-Do you want to be skinny?’ ‘Do you want to be healthy?’ It’s like, well, that’s nice but ultimately it was challenging myself, working hard toward a goal, being able to do something I couldn’t do before. I really liked that. I was telling somebody the other day [that] I’m still chasing that high school [runner]. I still chase high school cross country. I still love that moment where running, it comes down to a tunnel and it’s just me versus me and that dialogue in my head to try to get the most out of myself. I still love that—that’s why I keep running today."

(The Star) Athletics: Cherono to use Boston Marathon to convince AK ahead of Olympics
* The two-time Amsterdam Marathon winner won last year’s Boston Marathon, the first of his World Marathon Majors (WMM), beating Ethiopia’s Lesisa Desisa and Kenneth Kipkemoi to the second and third respectively
* Cherono said he has what it takes to compete and win at the Olympics but it is up to AK to decide who makes the team to Tokyo

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 1
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 1

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

(The Star) Athletics: Bett cruises to victory in in Cinque Mulini x-country in Italy
* Bett won the 2017 world U18 steeplechase title and followed it with silver at the following year’s World U20 Championships
* In the womens's category, Gloria Kite came home second in 17:33 with Jackline Cherono third in 17:34 as Mercy Cherono came fourth in 17:47

(Strong Runner Chick Radio) Athletics: Episode 89: Tina Muir on Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Podcasting, Motherhood, and Running

(Gulf Today) Triathlon: Zaferes, Luis among top stars for World Triathlon Abu Dhabi

(The Sports Examiner) Olympics: Should all Olympians be paid? Be careful what you ask for, because your event might be eliminated

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Yes, Ukad needs more powers - but it also needs to catch more drugs cheats
Nicole Sapstead promises Ukad ‘is moving into the 21st century’ - greater powers of detection and punishment would help

(WA) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce and Ahoure to square off in Glasgow 60m

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend in Review - anuary 24-26, 2019

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Controversial hybrid Nike shoes set to be BANNED by World Athletics with study expected to prove they enhance performance to unacceptable levels
* Some variations of the Nike Hybrid trainers are expected to be banned
* World Athletics have commissioned a panel of experts to review the shoes
* The study is expected to show the shoes dramatically enhance performance
* Eliud Kipchoge wore a prototype to run a sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna

(Runner's World) Athletics: What You Need to Know About the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials
Organizers in Atlanta are preparing for a lot of runners. Here are five things we know about the route and the race—and some questions that remain

(BBC) Athletics: Jake Wightman breaks British 1,000m indoor record in Boston
European and Commonwealth medallist Jake Wightman has broken the British 1,000m record at the Indoor Grand Prix in Boston

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

(The Guardian) Athletics: Coronavirus threatens World Indoor Athletics championships in Nanjing
World Athletics confirms talks with World Health Organization - Asian Athletics Association cancels Hangzhoux championships

(RRW) Athletics: Brazier Blasts Fast 600m At New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Taking to the track at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center here tonight for the final event of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Donavan Brazier had only one thing on his mind: run fast

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics I'm looking to find joy in the sport again - when I'm happier I jump better'

(The Guardian) Athletics: Vaporfly shoes will help me reach my marathon dream. Should I use them?
After years of trying to beat the three-hour barrier, new technology could get me there. Or is that cheating?

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Gabby Thomas enjoys home run at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
(NBInddorGrandPrix) Brazier makes it four-out-of-four as World Athletics Indoor Tour kicks off in Boston
(Balls.IE) Ciara Mageean Sets New Irish 1500m Indoor Record In Boston

(Japan Times) Athletics: Mizuki Matsuda wins Osaka Women's Marathon, takes big step toward 2020 Olympic berth

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Dame Valerie Adams wins comeback meeting with eye on Tokyo Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Major sponsor pulls out of Montreal marathon, citing 'significant' failures
A 24-year-old runner died during last year's race, which began nearly an hour late

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

(RRW) Athletics: Early World Leader for Hiltz In Dr. Sander Invitational Mile
Shaking off the cobwebs and targeting World Athletics Indoor Championships standards were the order of the day at Saturday's Dr. Sander Invitational at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory here

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tanki wins South Rift Cross Country

(SCMP AthleticsL Hong Kong Marathon cancelled in wake of coronavirus outbreak – most social media users say it’s a ‘wise’ and ‘right’ decision
* Organisers will fully refund entry fees for 70,000 participants
* Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam declares highest level of emergency in response to the outbreak

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Over 3,000 expected at rich Eldoret City Marathon race

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: 17-Time NCAA Champion Edward Cheserek Chooses to Compete for Kenya In Olympic Year

(AW) Athletics: World Athletics Indoor Tour begins in Boston
Saturday’s New Balance Indoor Grand Prix is the first stop in the 2020 series

(The Independent) Athletics: Nike Vaporflys: World Athletics set to clamp down on ‘technological doping’ as records tumble
World Athletics expects to announce the findings of a review into technology used in road and track shoes by the end of January

BlackToe x Nike BRS Urban Mile - Toronto, ON

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix - Boston, MA

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

(RRW) Athletics: In Compelling Match-Up, Wightman to Face Hoppel In New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 1000m
Wightman, the 2018 European Athletics Championships bronze medalist at 1500m, and Hoppel, last year's NCAA 800m champion and the fourth place finisher at last year's World Athletics Championships, should be well-matched over the five-lap race which will test a miler's strength against an 800m runner's speed

(Sporting News) Drugs in Sport: Michael Johnson: 'Keep athletes who have been doping out of the Olympics'

(Reuters) Athletics: Nike's Vaporfly running shoes and tumbling records

(The Telegraph) Athletics: For women, cross country remains stuck in the mud

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 222: Malindi Elmore
Malindi Elmore just broke the Canadian record in the marathon, running a 2:24:50 and placing 3rd at the Chevron Houston Marathon last weekend! Malindi has a long history in sport with a unique story of getting to the marathon.

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Doping cases a roadblock even for Russian athletes not suspected of wrongdoing
Nation's top track and field competitor unclear on status for Olympics

Athletics: Degefa And Adugna Take Gold In 2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Worknesh Degefa made it a Dubai double with victory in the 2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (Friday) as debutant Olika Adugna won a dramatic sprint to the finish in an historic men’s race

(The Star) Athletics: Cherono faces stellar field in Boston Marathon defence
* Cherono who clinched the Chicago marathon title last year in October faces a stellar cast for one of the oldest city marathons in the world
* He will face three other Boston champions two-time winner and world champion Lelisa Desisa, 2018 victor Yuki Kawauchi of Japan, and 2017 world champion Geoffrey Kirui

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Ali, Brazier and McLaughlin as World Athletics Indoor Tour kicks off in Boston

(Precision Hydration) Endurance Sports: Do you need potassium, magnesium and calcium in your sports drink?

(Spikes) Athletics:Back to LIfe - by Kemoy Campbel
"I don’t remember the race. I don’t remember collapsing. I don’t even remember arriving at the track that day"

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon - UAE

  January 23, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Raevyn Rogers Looks Forward To A Hayward Field Return

(NYRRMillroseGames) Athletics: International Medalists and National Record-Holders to Headline Women’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile at 113th NYRR Millrose Games on February 8

(Podium Runner) Athletics: A New Rule Limiting Vaporfly-Like Shoes Is Coming Soon. Maybe
World Athletics is meeting to decide if it wants to put limits on the Nike Vaporfly and similar shoes. Here's a brief history, and expert perspectives on where we are now

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Missy Rock - It’s A Gift
Carrie chats with 18-time NCAA All-American Missy Rock! They discuss her amazing love story with Olympian Andrew Rock, her family of four children (two biological and two adopted), growing up in a family with 15 brothers and sisters, home schooling, and training for the 2020 Olympic Trials

(WA) Athletics: Valencia Marathon reaps rewards from adopting World Athletics road race medical protocol

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Eight Russian track and field athletes added to RUSADA’s Testing Pool
Commenting on her inclusion in RUSADA’s extended Testing Pool, Russia’s three-time world champion in high jump Maria Lasitskene told TASS that it was ‘a bad sign’

(USAToday) Olympics: NCAA to allow elite Olympic athletes to receive compensation for training and travel expenses

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Tracking the marathon Olympic journey of Aoife Cooke
Cooke is on a dream pursuit and doing her best to get a marathon place at Tokyo

Athletics: 2020 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run to Offer $10,000 World Record Bonuses in Men's and Women's Competitions
Organizers Anticipate Incentive Will Produce 20th World or American Record at Event

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt set to become father after announcing girlfriend Kasi Bennett is expecting
The eight-time Olympic sprint gold medalist revealed his first child with girlfriend of five years Kasi is on the way in a post on Instagram on Thursday morning

(The Telegraph) Athletics:Athletes are able to show the world who they are with appearance, and the results can be empowering

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiptanui seeks 'perfect' start to marathon career in Dubai

(AW) Athletics: Will the Nike Vaporfly be banned?
Shoe guru Paul Freary discusses the development of carbon fibre plated shoes and where the future of footwear is heading

(SCMP) Athletics: Hong Kong Marathon prize money competes with majors as organisers try to lure the world’s best runners
* The two champions on February 9 will each collect HK$507,000 for winning over a tough course, which involves a bridge and a cross harbour tunnel
* Home favourite Christy Yiu aims to finish in the top five to book her ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Chris Froome announces first race back after injury
The four-time Tour de France winner is making his return to the peloton next month

(The Star) Athletics: Discovery 10km road race returns to Eldoret after four years
* The race had moved to Nyahururu as part of the commemorations for the late Samuel Wanjiru, who was the first Kenyan to win an Olympic marathon title
* "Being an Olympic year, the race provides a great opportunity for distance runners, especially those angling for the 10,000m slots, to test their speed and endurance " Letting.

Athletics: Deksisa, Degefa Lead Elite Field For 2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Deksisa and Degefa boast the best Personal Bests in the men and women’s fields respectively and will be among the big favourites when the elite side of the IAAF Gold Label event race gets underway at 6am

(WA) Athletics: World indoor medallists Clemons and Eaton confirmed for Dusseldorf

  January 22, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

Athletics: National University Partners with the Carlsbad 5000 to Raise Awareness of the Value of Achieving Personal and Academic Goals
2020 Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University to celebrate 35th edition the weekend of March 21-22

(WADA) Drugs in Sport: WADA provisionally suspends approved status of Moscow Laboratory

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Moscow laboratory has approved status suspended by Wada as part of doping scandal punishments

(Reuters) Athletics: Nike Vaporfly runners eye peak form at Dubai Marathon

(Running USA) Athletics: 26th Annual 3M Half Marathon Enjoys Picture-Perfect Weather and Plenty of PRs
Thousands of participants, friends, and family celebrate at the finish line festival in downtown Austin

(RRW) Athletics: Eight Sub-2:21 Women To Run Boston Marathon
Organizers of the Boston Marathon --a World Athletics Platinum Label road race and part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors-- announced this morning that their fastest-ever women's elite field will toe the starting line for the 124th running of what is the world's oldest marathon scheduled for Monday, April 20

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Rachel Cliff proud of consistency after half marathon, marathon records fall
Tokyo Olympic hopeful shows well in Houston race ahead of altitude training camp

Athletics: Sir Mo Farah to line up against Kenenisa Bekele at The Vitality Big Half 2020
Two-time winner Farah taking on Ethiopian great in London
(The Telegraph) All eyes on London as Mo Farah takes on Kenenisa Bekele in mouth-watering half-marathon battle on March 1

(Forbes) Athletics: On Par With Doping: The First Person To Miss The Olympics For Wearing The Wrong Shoes

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: World Champion Lasitskene says likely to file lawsuit against Russian athletics body RusAF
She promised that in case a court refuses to accept my lawsuit against RusAF in the capacity of a public organization, she will start filing lawsuits against particular people

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

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah ‘happy to have samples retested anytime’ as Briton reiterates innocence
The former Olympic champion has denied ever taking banned substances after previously working with Alberto Salazar

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olivia Baker Aiming For Her First Sub-2:00
Last year’s No. 6-rated American in the 800, Olivia Baker twice won international age-group medals in the 400

Athletics: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix set to kick off 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour on Jan. 25
Matchups in the sprints and middle-distances highlight 25th-annual event

(RichRoll) Women in SPort: Lauren Fleshman Is Empowering Women Athletes

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

(ITU) Triathlon: 2020 ITU Osaka race will be an Asian Cup

(Gulf News) Athletics: World record holder Kosgei signs up for RAK Half Marathon
Runners gear up for the 14th edition of the event to be held on February 21

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Week: January 14-20

(Canadian Cycling) Drugs in Sport: Study finds "alarming" sudden increase in cycling doping
The number of cases among professional elites has nearly doubled

(Business Wire) Triathlon: Professional Triathletes Organisation Announces Financial Partnership With Crankstart Investments

(Toronto Sun) Athletics: Canadian women running away with distance records

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Over 3,000 athletes line up for Eldoret race

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto set to use Tokyo Marathon as Olympic build-up
*Kipruto shot to fame in 2018 when he finished second behind Eliud Kipchoge who posted a new world marathon record in Berlin
*With top runners chasing Olympic slots, Kipruto said he is still waiting to see if he will make the shortlist for the Tokyo Game

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Russia accuse UK Anti-Doping of creating 'wall of mistrust' over Mo Farah drug samples

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Niiya Runs National Record For the Win in Houston

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

(Dai-Sport) Athletics: Dewi Griffiths Finds Balanced Approach As He Hits The Road Towards London . . . Then Tokyo
Dewi Griffiths was the coming man in 2017 as he produced a stunning world class marathon time in his first attempt at the distance. Then, the problems started. But now, as he tells Owen Morgan, Wales’ leading distance runner is on the way back

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Kipchoge: Bring on Bekele, sport is about challenges

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse, other sprinters sitting out or limiting indoor season after long 2019
Noah Lyles, Dina Asher-Smith, Justin Gatlin not swayed by world championships

(SportStar) Athletics: Running in borrowed shoes, Derara Hurisa betters Mumbai Marathon course record
Ethiopia's Derara Hurisa was forced to borrow shoes - Nike Vaporflys - but it didn't matter as he won the Mumbai Marathon in a record timing on Sunday, but it didn't matter as he won the Mumbai Marathon in a record timing on Sunday

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport:Jessica Judd savages UKAD over reluctance to release Mo Farah samples
British runner warns athletics ‘is dying drug-fuelled death’ - Ukad will not hand over samples without ‘credible evidence’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Kenya can never go the Russia way

(Post and Courier) Athletics: Charleston’s Raven Saunders, once on the brink of suicide, aims at 2020 Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend in Review - January 17-19, 2019

(Daily Monitor) Athletics:Kiprop misses podium, bags new PB at Mumbai Marathon

(Reuters) Athletics: Lyles, many top sprinters skipping indoor season

Athletics: Valley Of The Sun Welcomes Over 16,000 Registered Runners At The 2020 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & Half-Marathon
Brendan Sage (St. Michael, Minn.) and Tara Kaur (Sedona, Ariz.) takes top spots in the marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2020 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon
It was a great day for PRs as runners in both races hit personal bests and even broke national records
* In the Houston Half Marathon, Hitomi Niiya of Japan won the women’s race in a time of 1:06:38. She set a new Japanese national record for the distance. Jemal Yimer Mekonnen of Ethiopia won the men’s race by one second in 59:25.
* Jared Ward and Sara Hall led the U.S. in the half marathon, both running their own personal bests.
* A Canadian national record was set in the marathon by Malindi Elmore. Her time of 2:24:50 was good enough for third place overall

(Indian Express) Athletics: 17th Mumbai Marathon: Ethiopian breaks record for 42-km full marathon
Flagged off for the 17th time, the main attraction of the morning was the elite athlete’s full marathon (42 km), which was won by Derara Hurisa of Ethiopia. Hurisa completed the feat in two hours and eight minutes, breaking the marathon’s all-time record

(Runner's World) Athletics: Lyme Disease Almost Ended Robby Andrews’s Career. Here’s What Finally Cured Him
And what all runners need to know about the tick-borne illness

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

(CBC) Athletics: Malindi Elmore could be Olympic-bound after shattering Canadian women's marathon record
Kelowna, B.C., native betters record by more than 2 minutes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fast-rising Kiprop wins Nyandarua Cross Country

(RRW) Athletics: Niiya Dominates Aramco Houston Half-Marathon, Sets Japanese Record
Despite chilly temperatures accompanied by sometimes strong winds, she won the women's race in a new Japanese record of 1:06:38, leading from gun to tape

(Houston Chronicle) Athletics: Kelkile Gezahegn, Askale Merachi take Houston marathon titles
Hitomi Niiya wins Houston half marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chelimo floors Obiri at Cross Italica

(CTV) Athletics: Malindi Elmore breaks Canadian women's marathon record

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Seeking more glory - Gayle, Fraser-Pryce want to inspire the next generation of track and field stars

(USATF) Athletics: Rotich, Rogers roll to victory at USATF Cross Country Championships

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Casey enjoys back-to-back wins
Patrick Casey, of the United States, made it two wins out of two today when he pipped Ethiopian Abdulmenan Kasim Gelatu at the finish line in 31min 03sec to win the BF&M 10K race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge: Bring on Bekele, sport is about challenges

(FirstPost) Athletics: Mumbai Marathon 2020 commentator Tim Hutchings calls for Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes to be outlawed
* Tim Hutchings believes the Nike Vaporfly has lifted performances so dramatically that it has actually spoilt the sporting aspect of marathon running
* The British commentator believes a runner - without the aid of technology or doping and while sticking to rules - cannot run a sub-2-hour marathon
* Kenya's Cosmas Lagat, who will headline the elite men’s field at Sunday's Mumbai Marathon, says Vaporfly shoes do not have a bearing on his timing

(BBC) Athletics: Stephen Scullion: Belfast runner to chase Olympic marathon mark in Houston
Belfast man Stephen Scullion will aim for the Olympic qualifying mark of 2:11.30 at Sunday's Houston Marathon

(Houston Chronicle) Athletics: Elite Houston Marathon runners blend love for running with being a parent

Chevron Houston Marathon - Houston, TX

Tata Mumbai Marathon - Mumbai, India

  January 18, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Indian Express) Athletics: At Mumbai Marathon, Kipchoge shoes back in the spotlight
The shoes were first designed as a part of an attempt to enable an athlete to run the length of a marathon in under two hours - a feat that was seemingly impossible

(Yorkshire Post) Athletics: Alexandra Bell set on achieving her Olympic dream - with or without help from UK Athletics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge discusses track races as Mo Farah lands in Iten

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 USTFCCCA High School Cross Country Coaches of the Year - State-By-State

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Elgeyo Marakwet athletes rule North Rift X-Country

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Class shines through for McColgan
Eilish McColgan executed her game plan with precision to capture the Butterfield Front Street Mile Elite Women’s title at the first attempt last night

(NewsChain) Women in Sport: Olympic gold medallist Natasha Hastings hid her pregnancy from sponsors due to worry over their reaction
Olympic athletics champion Natasha Hastings has said she hid her pregnancy for five months as she was worried about the reaction of her sponsors

(Runner's World) Athletics: Kipchoge, Bekele to Face Off at London Marathon
The race between the greatest marathoners of all time is going to be epic

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: UK agency wants ‘credible evidence’ before handing over Mo Farah samples
Nike Oregon investigation may seek blood and urine samples - UKAD says it will not respond to ‘trawling expedition’
(The Telegraph) UK Anti-Doping insists it will not release Mo Farah samples for WADA inquiry into athletes trained by Alberto Salazar

2020 USATF Cross Country Championships - San Diego, CA

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(RRW) Athletics: Unsponsored Fischer Excited for Aramco Houston Half-Marathon Return
A year ago, Reed Fischer paid his own way to the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon here (less a $100 travel stipend he got from the race organizers) and hoped for a good performance

Athletics: Marine Corps Marathon Issues Third-Ever Lifetime Ban for Cheating
Rightful Age-Award Recipient to Be Presented Award Following Investigation

(BBTM) Athletics: Camel City Elite indoor meet draws top pro fields
Three-time Olympian and world champion Jenny Simpson joins returning star athletes Paul Chelimo, Edward Cheserek, Craig Engels, Clayton Murphy and Raevyn Rogers; $100,000 prize purse plus bonuses

(irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Welcome to Iten in Kenya – home of champions and cheats
Nobody is being fooled anymore about how so many of their runners are so bloody good

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge discusses track races as Mo Farah lands in Iten

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Drug cheats have nowhere to hide, warn AK

(NBC) Olympics: Olympic documentaries highlight Peacock streaming content

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 221: Alison Wade
Alison Wade is the writer and brains behind the Fast Women newsletter. She is the mother of two and has been involved in the running industry for over two decades. Alison worked for the NYRR where she founded and served as editor of and for the sites’ first five years

(WA) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Lagat and Alemu back to defend Mumbai titles

(CNN) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge's record-breaking Nike shoes under scrutiny

(WA) Athletics: Worku and Obiri the favourites at the Italica Cross

(Reuters) Athletics: Bekele backs 'struggling' Farah's return to track

(AC) Athletics: Doha, family, Canadian success: After a strong year, Andre De Grasse has his eyes set on gold in 2020

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s How to Watch the 2020 Houston Half and Full Marathon
Get ready for a fast field of Americans aiming to tune-up or score a last-minute OTQ before the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

(SCMP) Athletics: Hong Kong Marathon to go ahead, as confident organisers look forward to full quota of 74,000 runners
Organisers have so far kept a low profile amid ongoing anti-government protests that have battered the city since June
The half-marathon and marathon will start on Nathan Road and finish at Victoria Park, with runners taking the Eastern Harbour crossing

(Runner's World) Athletics: Neely Spence Gracey Is Ready to Chase the Olympic Trials Standard at Houston
Since becoming a mom in 2018, the professional runner has dealt with setbacks and injuries—but now, she’s finally found balance

Athletics: It's On! Bekele Takes On Kipchoge At The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon
The two greatest distance runners in history go head to head - Mouth-watering clash to take place in London on Sunday 26 April

(Reuters) Athletics: Why a ban on Vaporfly shoe could boost Nike's bottom line

(AFP) Athletics: Anticipation of Nike 'miracle shoe' ban lifts commercial rivals

(EA) Athletics: Excellent pole vault field assembled for ISTAF Indoor

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(CTolleRun) Women in Sport: Maggie Fazeli Fard - Joyful Ways to Move Your Body
Carrie goes for a run with Experience Life magazine editor and longtime Girls on the Run supporter Maggie Fazeli Fard! They discuss powerlifting, the role of a magazine editor, and all that she has done for Girls on the Run

(The Guardian) Athletics: Stephanie Davis targets Olympics less than two years after first marathon
Runner’s 2:27.40 time reached Olympic qualifying standard - Davis ran first marathon in September 2018

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Large field expected to compete in BF&M 10K

(The Age) Athletics: 'It's just ludicrous': Rob de Castella backs call for Nike shoe ban

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Alfred Kipketer suspended for ‘whereabouts failures’
Olympic and world 800m finalist is charged with breaking anti-doping rules

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: McColgan could challenge 10K record set in 1982
Olympic athlete Eilish McColgan will be one to watch in the Butterfield Front Street Mile elite women’s race, and the BF&M 10K

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge promises 'something special' at London Marathon

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Preidler: My decision to blood dope was stupid and wrong
Austrian denies doping before 2018

Athletics: World-Class Field Of Elite Runners To Race 2020 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & Half- Marathon
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Tour opener offers runners last opportunity to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials held on Feb. 29 in Atlanta, Ga
Top Arizona athletes Scott Fauble, Steph Bruce, Kellyn Taylor & others to highlight extremely competitive field

(Runner's World) Athletics: Amy Cragg Is Very Much Still in It, Thank You for Asking
After struggling with fatigue last year, she’s refreshed, healthy, and focused on making the Olympic team

(Cycline News) Triathlon: Geraint Thomas to target triathlon and Ironman events when he retires

(EA) Athletics: Europe's leading athletes confirm plans for 2020 indoor campaign

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Nike shoes that have revolutionised marathon times unlikely to be banned
World Athletics working group considers limits to design - Kipchoge says shoes are fair - ‘we must go with technology’
(RT) No Nike, no records? Controversial running shoes 'set to be banned for handing unfair advantage to athletes'

(SportBusiness) Athletics: Ironman ‘among interested parties’ to organise Barcelona Marathon

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Moroccan marathon runner Dazza provisionally suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit

(lohud) Athletics: Battle of the track stars: Katelyn Tuohy to race Mary Cain in Dr. Sander Invitational 3K

(The Standard) Athletics: Picking Tokyo team leaves Athletics Kenya bosses with sleepless nights

(Armory Track) Athletics: World Champion Grant Holloway, Olympic Champion Omar McLeod Ready to Soar at The Armory in 113th NYRR Millrose Games

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive: Eliud Kipchoge insists two-hour marathon Nike shoes are fair, but World Athletics to ban them

(Unuin Leader) Women in Sport: Banning trans students as female athletes sparks debate

(Sweat Scince on Ouside Online) Athletics: What Artificial Intelligence Says About Running Form
Researchers deploy machine learning to match running styles to the risk of different types of injury

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Controversial Nike Vaporfly running shoe used by Brigid Kosgei to smash Paula Radcliffe's marathon record set to be BANNED due to foam and carbon fibre sole-plate
* Nike's controversial Vaporfly ZoomX running shoes are set to be banned
* Kenya's Kenya's Brigid Kosgei wore the shoes to smash Paula Radcliffe's record
* There is no decision yet on whether the new women's marathon mark can stand
* Eliud Kipchoge also wore the controversial footwear during his 1.59 challenge

(The Undefeated) Olympics: International Olympic Committee’s no-protest rule silences, intimidates athletes
John Carlos: ‘Why do I have to sacrifice my moral character’ to participate in the Olympics?

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(CBC) Drugs in Sport: 2018 Commonwealth sprint champion handed 2-year doping ban
Michelle Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago missed 3 tests in 12 months

(The Nation) Olympics: John Carlos Responds to the New Olympics Ban on Political Protest
The 1968 Olympian points out the hypocrisy of new rules against any political demonstrations on the field or medal stand

(Spikes) Athletics: Next Chapter by Wilson Kipketer
The time comes for everyone: that moment when you have to stop thinking about the past, when you have to move on and accept you’re not what you once were

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Geremew and Wasihun to challenge Kipchoge in London

(NY Daily News) Olympics: The International Olympic Committee values money over humanity

Women in Sport: 5 Misconceptions About Exercise, Fat and Carbs Among Women
Cathy Yeckel, MS, PhD, exercise physiologist and human metabolism research, is assistant clinical professor at Yale School of Public Health

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu opens indoor season with a win
Bishop has officially begun her Tokyo 2020 Olympic campaign

(The Times*) Drugs in Sport: Is it time for disgraced Kenya to follow Russia into exile?

(NewsChain) Athletics: Former Olympic hurdle champion Sally Pearson announces pregnancy, ending Tokyo 2020 comeback speculation

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Mo Farah: I can make history in Tokyo and win 10,000m gold at the age of 37
Switching on the television at his Arizona training base in October, Mo Farah knew almost immediately and instinctively that the Chicago Marathon at the end of that week would be his last for the foreseeable future

(VMLM) Athletics: Geremew and Wasihun to challenge Kipchoge again at 2020 race

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Mo Farah plans to run London Marathon in 2021
Mo Farah insists he has unfinished business with the marathon and has set his sights on a return to the London event next year.

(BBC) Athletics: Hannah England: World Championships 1500m silver medallist retires
World Championships silver medallist Hannah England has announced her retirement from athletics

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 95 with Fernando Cabada
"Running is something that I was always good at, something that I would do no matter what, it was always my little escape in some way. Whatever was happening at home, running would just make me feel a little better when I got to go out. It was just my escape and I needed it—I need it to this day. It’s the only time that I feel that nothing negative could touch me."

(Runner's World) Athletics: Rhonex Kipruto Breaks 10K World Record
He took 14 seconds off the previous world best set just six weeks ago

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(The Star) Athletics: Obiri leads Kenyan sweep at Elgoibar cross country
* Obiri led a Kenyan 1-2-3 sweep of the podium positions clocking 25:10 with world U-20 cross-country champion, Beatrice Chebet second in 25:16 and Eva Cherono third in 25:48
* Obiri became the first woman to achieve back-to-back wins in Elgoibar since the contest became an international event in the early 90s

(RRW) Athletics: Race Results Weekly To Wind Down Professional Athletes Consulting Practice
The Wire Service of Distance Running Will Refocus On Results Distribution & Event Coverage

(NewsChain) Athletics: British World champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith offers advice to athletes at Chat with Champions event at Youth Winter Olympic Games in Lausanne

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen, Battocletti voted European Athletes of the Month for December

(WA) Athletics: World champion Price ready to spread positivity with newfound platform

(University of Guelph) Athletics: Update about Dave Scott-Thomas, U of G’s Running Program

(The Star) Athletics: The Olympic campion reveals she wanted to gain shape faster after maternity
* The world 1,500m silver medallist said after maternity leave, she was forced to change her coach in order to gain her shape faster
* The former world junior 1,500m champion said her Doha preparations were done in a hurry but heading to Tokyo, she hopes to be even more stronger than she was in Qatar

(Women's Running) Athletics: Meet the 2020 Power Women of the Year Honorees

(Clean Sport Collective) Drugs in Sport: Episode #27: Desiree Linden, Boston Marathon Champion
We continue a new year of Clean Sport podcasts with another amazing guest as 2018 Boston Marathon Champion Desiree Linden joins Kara and Chris on the show

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cherotich stuns Chelimo, Ndiwa in Police X-Cross

(BBC) Athletics: WLondon Marathon 2020: Women's world record holder Brigid Kosgei to defend title
Women's marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei says she is looking forward to defending her title at this year's London Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Portland Track Accepting Design Submissions for Alternative Pre’s Rock Memorial
The Oregon group is hoping to honor the legend on the 45th anniversary of his death

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(WA) Athletics: Lewandowski and Tuka take on Kszczot in Torun

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Claims of Russian doping deal as trial begins of former IAAF president Diack
Offer to delay sanctions against 23 athletes, say prosecutors - Diack denies allegations to be made as trial begins in Paris

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: From Cheptegei to Onyango: Why 2020 has a lot in store

(WA) Athletics: Kipruto breaks world 10km record in Valencia
(Daily Nation) Kipruto, Chepkirui break 10km world records in Valencia

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp opens up about being coached by Mike Smith of Northern Arizona
(Runner's World) Rupp Says He’ll Be ‘Ready to Go’ for Olympic Marathon Trials
He talks about his recovery from injury and his training under his new coach, Mike Smith of Northern Arizona University

Richmond Road Races - Richmond, ON

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Muneria retains Prisons title, Chemining grabs maiden win

(BBC) Athletics: Home Countries International XC: Scotland win mens event
Scotland's men battled through the mud at Kings Park, Stirling to win the Home Countries International XC for the first time in eight years

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jelagat and Kimeli win cross-country titles in Iten

(Mirror) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah explains motivation behind bid for Olympic history at Tokyo 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Sir Mo Farah, speaking at the launch of 'Mo’s Million Mile Challenge', has opened up on what it would mean to secure another gold this summer

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Meet the first African woman World Cross gold medallist

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Peerless Kamworor retains Police X-Country title

(WA) Athletics: Naples to host Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in 2020

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah exclusive: My Salazar regret, Olympic ambition and why Eliud Kipchoge is beatable

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Wilson Kipsang: Kenyan provisionally suspended for tampering and whereabouts failures
Two-time London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang has been charged for 'whereabouts failures' and 'tampering' by the Athletics Integrity Unit
(The Guardian) London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang to face anti-doping hearing
Kenyan provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures - Hearing to be held under World Athletics Anti-Doping rules

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(RTE) Drugs in Sport: Olympic medalist Kipsang suspended for doping violation

(Runner's World) Athletics: Galen Rupp Has a New Coach
Mike Smith, who is also the head coach at Northern Arizona University, will be guiding him as he prepares for the Olympic Marathon Trials

(NewsChain) Athletics: Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes speaks out about mental health struggles - and how to cope
Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes has spoken about coping with mental health struggles

(Armory Track) Athletics: Olympic Treasure Allyson Felix Bound for Incredible 60m Field at NYRR Millrose Games

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: University of Guelph says track coach Dave Scott-Thomas should have been fired in 2006

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor: Only Olympic medal not in my cabinet

(Marathon Investigation) Athletics: Race’s Policy Includes Fine, Charges for Bandits

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot, Chespol highlight Prisons cross country championships
* Kasait, the 2013 World Youth champion from Donetsk, Ukraine partners Evans Kipkorir, Alex Ngeno and Loice Chemunung
* Prisons 10,000m champion Peter Emase and Africa Beach Games Half Marathon silver medallist Charles Muneria will be the favourites in the senior men's 10km race

(Runners World) Athletics: Carbs Aren’t Just for Before Races—They’re Essential for Recovery, Too
Your prerace diet isn’t just about fueling to avoid hitting the wall

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: I would have left if I had known about Alberto Salazar, says Mo Farah
Farah: ‘I would have been first one out’- He is still likely to face questions over staying with US trainer

(ESPN) Olympics: Bed frames in Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Village to be made of cardboard

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia's ban appeal to be heard by Court of Arbitration for Sport
Russia's appeal against its four-year ban from all major sporting events has been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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(NY Times) Health and Fitness:
(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport:British athletes will be punished if they refuse to share podium with drugs cheats at Tokyo Olympics

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah would have been 'first one out' had he known Alberto Salazar faced ban
Mo Farah says he would have been "the first one out" had he known his former coach Alberto Salazar faced a ban from athletics for doping violations

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Amy Yoder Begley - Back Her Up
Carrie chats with fellow Olympian Amy Yoder Begley! They discuss her time with former coach Alberto Salazar and she shares some of what happened during her time with the Nike Oregon Project. They also discuss her coaching the elite team at the Atlanta Track Club and how she is preparing 7 athletes for the upcoming Olympic Marathon Trials

(NBIndoorGRandPrix) Athletics: Reigning Olympic and world champion hurdlers McNeal and Ali set to clash in Boston

(Times of India) Athletics: Over 55,000 runners lace-up for Tata Mumbai Marathon

(WA) Athletics: With monitoring at Mexico City and Valencia marathons, World Athletics’ Air Quality project hits the roads

(SportBusiness) Athletics: Nike agrees long-term extension with Chinese Athletics Association

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

(Diamond league) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League - 2020 Calendar
The festive season is well and truly over, but there is plenty to look forward to in 2020, including a mouth-watering 15 Wanda Diamond League meetings. Here's a quick reminder of the dates you need to save between April and September

(The Star) Athletics: The Olympic campion reveals she wanted to gain shape faster after maternity
*The world 1,500m silver medallist said after maternity leave, she was forced to change her coach in order to gain her shape faster
* The former world junior 1,500m champion said her Doha preparations were done in a hurry but heading to Tokyo, she hopes to be even more stronger than she was in Qatar

(RunRepeat) Athletics: The State of Ultra Running 2020
In this study, we explore the trends in ultra running over the last 23 years. We have analyzed 5,010,730 results from 15,451 ultra running events, making this the largest study ever done on the sport

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkoech faces stern test in Karlsruhe later in the month
* Chepkoech, the steeplechase world champion, has limited racing experience indoors, but she made an impression during her one indoor campaign to date
* She finished third in Karlsruhe in 2018 and went on to win in Dusseldorf and Glasgow, breaking the Kenyan record on both occasions with 4:04.21 and 4:02.21 respectively

(Fast Running) Athletics: Don’t predict the future
In this two-parter Fast Running Coach Tom Craggs gives an overview of the things he thinks about when developing a plan – striking the balance between clarity and flexibility, race demands and the individual athlete

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Virtual Run Planned to Support Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts
Runners from all over the world are stepping up to help those affected in these devastating fires

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tributes pour in for fallen Kenyan steeplechase runner

(The Times*) Athletics:Nike shoes ‘threaten Usain Bolt’s sprint records

(Running USA) Athletics: Houston Marathon Committee Announces 2020 Elite Athlete Fields

(RTE) Athletics: Sophie O'Sullivan lands athletics scholarship at University of Washington

(AFP) Triathlon: Two-time Olympic champion Brownlee to bid for third gold

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto set for Valencia 10km road race

(JDL Fast Track) Athletics: 2020 Camel City Elite Pro Fields Announced
Olympian and World Champ Jenny Simpson joins returning athletes Paul Chelimo, Edward Cheserek Craig Engels, Clayton Murphy and Raevyn Rogers

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Lasitskene and Shubenkov lead Russian athletes' RUSAF rebellion

(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix: Everything is on the table in 2020

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2020 Men’s Preseason Watch List

(WA) Athletics: Past winners confirmed for Houston Marathon and Half Marathon

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(Triathlete) Triathlon: No Excuses: Meet the Triathlete Who Trains in the Arctic Circle

(EA) Athjetics: Kszczot and Kramer poised to go head-to-head in Stockholm

(MYRRMillroseGames) Athletics: Olympians and Past Champions to Headline NYRR Wanamaker Mile Men’s Field at 113th NYRR Millrose Games on February 8

(Bloomberg) Athletics: Asics Runs Into Trouble as Athletes Opt for Nike’s Super-Shoe

(National Post) Athletics:'Missing That Gold Medal': After injury setbacks, Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse is ready to chase glory again at Tokyo Summer Games

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2020 Women’s Preseason Watch List

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 94 with Greg Billington
"I think it’s a release - it’s easier when you’re able to go all in. If you have that second thing, that second chance, you have to constantly be deciding whether or not you’re gonna do it today, you’re gonna do it then—it’s way easier to be like, ‘This is happening now. I’m going all in and I’m going to either die or crush it today. And that for me is the key to success in so many things. The things I haven’t done well in is when I wasn’t able to go all in and I sort of second-guessed what I was doing, how long I was going to be doing it, the long-term implications. It’s all about being in it for the long haul and being all in."

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: ‘Women have less ego. Men think: How hard can this be?’: the female ultra-athletes leading the field
From swimming the Channel four times to outrunning every man, we meet the women at the top of their game

(Times of India) Athletics: Only marathoner I fear is Eluid Kipchoge: Cosmas Lagat

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Training for a marathon can turn back time 'by reversing FOUR YEARS of ageing in your arteries and making them less stiff'
* London Marathon runners were studied by researchers for months
* Their arterial stiffness and blood pressure reduced, more significantly in men
* Researchers said ageing pressure on blood vessels can be 'reversed' by running
* All participants were first-time marathon runners and had no health problems

(The Star) Athletics: Lagat out to defend Mumbai Marathon title
Race organisers have signed up no less than 14 men who have run faster than 2:10:00, making it the strongest marathon ever to be staged in India.

(CBC) Athletics: Athletics Canada probing background of former Guelph athletics coach
Information spans period between 2006 and 2013

(Runner's World) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan Teams Up With Dogfish Head to Launch Virtual Run Club
The Bowerman Track Club coach will be offering training tips, recipes, and beer pairings to the club members

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(Emirates News Agency) Athletics: The future looks promising, says first female president of UAEAF

(Wired868) Drugs in Sport: How to lose a doping case in three easy steps: grappling with WADA

(Recover Zone) Athletics: Recover Like: Amercian Record Holder Shelby Houlihan

(iRun) Athletics: The Road to Tokyo, by Dayna Pidhoresky

(L9P) Athletics: Hannah Fields on Eating Disorder Treatment

(Clean Sport Collective) Drugs in Sport: Steve Magness, Nike Oregon Project Whistleblower

(NPR) Athletics: Planet Money - Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

(Ali on the Run) Athletics: Episode 197: Aisha Praught Leer
"Most people would describe me as kind and warm. But I have this other part of my personality: I am insatiably competitive."

(EA) Athletics: Remember when... Denmark's Wilson Kipketer destroyed the world indoor 800m record!

(Runner's World) Athletics: Pre-Dawn Long Runs Helped This Pediatric Neurologist OTQ in Debut Marathon
Duriel Hardy clocked 2:18:21 at the California International Marathon, securing a spot in the Olympic Trials next February

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(EA) Athletics: Warholm wins three trophies at the Norwegian Sports Gala

(Houston Chronicle) Athletics: Houston Sports Hall of Fame 2020: Carl Lewis' legendary journey began at UH

(Runner's World) Athletics: Get Faster and More Mindful at These Bucket List Running Retreats
Make 2020 the year you splurge on something for you - a vacation centered around running

(RT) Sport: Transgender debate, wiping Russia off the sporting map, & replacing retiring legends: Five big issues for sport in the next decade

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith
Becky Milligan looks at the life of Dina Asher-Smith, the fastest woman in British history. An athlete who's also a keen historian, a role model and a lover of glitz

(WA) Athletics: Girma and Chelimo the favourites at the Campaccio cross country

(Yahoo) Athletics: Lake on her journey from high jump-hater to champion

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan wins NYRR Midnight Run

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(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: Russia responds to track and field doping forgery charges

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bett, Chepkemoi impress in Iten race

(irish Times) Athletics: Lost letter from Adi Dassler casts light on the original arms race in running shoes
The Dassler brothers recruited leading athletes by responding to most legitimate requests with offers of free shoes and gear

(ITU) Triathlon: Podium sweep for Russia in the debut of the Winter Triathlon World Cups

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bett, Chepkemoi impress in Iten race

(Indpenednet.IE) Athletics: 'How did I achieve the success? I hung around longer than anyone. I stayed chipping away despite disappointments'
'You're better off losing a race fairly than winning it unfairly," says Brother Colm O'Connell, enunciating each word with tip-tap clarity. "If you're a win-at-all-costs coach and you try to justify any means, not just doping, then you're giving the wrong message to the athlete."

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laviai Nielsen interview: How Europe's fastest 400m runner hopes parkrun can propel her to Olympic final

(Daily Nation) Athletics: From Tokyo to Tokyo: How Kiprugut started off Kenya’s medal haul

(Independent.IE) Athletics: An Irishman in Providence: 35 years not out for coach Ray Treacy

(WA) Athletics: Degefa and Deksisa lead elite field for Dubai Marathon

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(Japan Running News) Athletics: Aoyama Gakuin Fronts Wholesale Demolition of Hakone Ekiden Day One Course Records

(CGTN) Running: China's East Pole hosts running events in subzero temperatures

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: InfoZone: Broadcast Schedule

(Women's Running) Athletics: Jenny Simpson on 2020 Resolutions, Winter Training, and Being a Night Owl
he’s been through it three times already, but every Olympic year is different. Here’s how Jenny Simpson is approaching her lead-up to the Trials and, hopefully, the Games

(Sweat Science @ Outside ONline) Endurance Sports: 4 Workout Rules to Break This Year
To better push your limits, try swearing off some of your most familiar crutches now and then

(WA) Athletics: Reigning champions Debela and Armino return to Xiamen

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 216: Keira D’Amato
Keira D’Amato is known as the "Running Realtor." She recently ran a 2:34 marathon in Berlin and will be running in the Olympic Trials this February. This was a SIX minute PR and she knows there is more in the tank. Keira is the mother of two and her husband is in the US Army

(The Star) Athletics: I'm ready to take back my position, declares Cherotich
Family commitments and related challenges had ruled the talented runner off the track for lengthy spells but after competing in four races in the North Rift at the close of last season has the 2007 Youth champion bubbling with confidence

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Best and Worst of Runners Celebrating Early
Bottom line: Whether you’re in first or second, always run hard through the finish line

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Cheruiyot dreaming of lowering Guerrouj’s longstanding record

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(CTolleRun) Athletics: Justin Grunewald - Cheers to Hope!
Carrie sits down with Justin Grunewald in front of a live audience at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis! They chat about Justin’s late wife Gabe Grunewald, the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, and what running on hope is all about

(Daily Sun) Athletics: NAZ Elite's 2019 in review shows why 2020 could be big year

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Kipyegon braced for Tokyo face-off with Hassan

Athletics: Powerful Elite Field Grows For Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Fastest-Ever Ethiopian Woman Worknesh Degefa Confirmed in Line-up

(Daily Nation) Athletics: With just 169 days to Olympic trials, will Kip Keino Stadium be ready in time?

(The Star) Athletics: Chelimo equals course record at BOclassic Silvesterlauf
Kipkemboi launched her final kick with 200 metres to go and held on to take the win in 15:30, equalling the course record set by her compatriot Agnes Tirop in 2017.
Kenya’s Amos Kipruto, the world marathon bronze medallist, finished third in 28:37 ahead of Ugandan steeplechase specialist Albert Chemutai (28:50) and European 10,000m bronze medallist Yemaneberhan Crippa (28:54)

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's Tokyo Olympic marathon team will be named this month

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Why a Higher VO2 Max Isn’t Always Better
Improving your max aerobic power may come at the cost of worse efficiency, a new study finds

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(NewsChain) Women in Sport: Biggest controversies from a decade of women's sport: Doping scandals, sackings and superstar tantrums

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Gachaga leads Kenya charge at Xiamen Marathon in China

(WA) Athletics: New Year’s Eve road round-up: Abdi triumphant in Madrid, Kandie cracks course record in Sao Paulo, Faniel surprises in Bolzano

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Welcome to the Decade of Sponsorship - and Global Warming

(Irish Times) Athletics: The sporting decade that was: 101 seconds cap a life’s work
David Rudisha took the 800m where no athlete had gone before, or since

(Europsort UK) Athletics: McColgan: Injury anxiety was holding me back
Eilish McColgan has spoken about how her anxiety over injury was holding her back, before giving up the steeplechase to focus on the flat

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 2020 audit: Filling Usain Bolt's void, doping scandals, and Tokyo's Olympics on the horizon

(The Guardian) Olympics: Twenty athletes set to light up the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(NYTimes) Health and Fitness: No More Excuses Not to Exercise
Many people say they don’t have the time to work out. But most of us spend hours each day viewing screens

(The Guardian) Olympics: Olympic push for gender balance lifts Australia's medal hopes
Mixed events added in athletics, swimming, triathlon, judo, table tennis, archery and shooting - Australia favourites for gold in 4x100m mixed swimming medley

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Decade In Review: The 2010’s Through Our Eyes

(Runner's World) Athletics: What We Want to See in the Next Decade of Running
Our editors take a run at predicting the future of the sport.

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