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Runner's Web March 2019 FrontPage Archive

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

(Globe & Mail) Athletics: Malindi Elmore returns to competition as marathoner after lengthy break

(KDAL) Athletics: Lyles to run only 200m at U.S. trials, double in 2020

(The Guardian) Cycling: Van Aert sprints to stage but Thomas the big winner on Tour day of chaos
Pinot, Fuglsang, Urán and Porte lose time in crosswinds - Van Aert takes stage win, Alaphilippe keeps yellow
(The Telegraph) Geraint Thomas has coequipiers to thank as Stage 10 turns into epic battle in crosswinds

(Pulse Live) Athletics: Here are 5 Kenyan sport personalities who have made it into the 2019 Forbes Africa top 30 under 30 M.A<

(Sporting News) Athletics: INEOS 1:59 Challenge - Coach Patrick Sang reveals the secret behind Eliud Kipchoge’s success

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Matthew Centrowitz, Jessica Hull, Shannon Rowbury among entries for Friday’s Stumptown Twilight track meet

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Former Competitive Runner Is Shining at the Tour de France. We Have Questions
Canadian pro cyclist Mike Woods, who ran a sub-four-minute mile as a teenager, sets us straight on the similarities between running and cycling

(USATF) Athletics: Record breaking USATF Masters Outdoor Championships wrap up in Iowa

(IAAF) Athletics: Back on track, Kipyegon prepares to defend world 1500m title in Doha

(AFP) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya v IAAF: a ground-breaking gender test case

(Utica OD) Athletics: Boilermaker 15K - How the race was won

(Times Colonist) Athletics: GoodLife Victoria marathon in fast company, joins select list of worldwide qualifying races






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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Wanjiru lights up Athletics Kenya meeting in Embu

(ITU) Trtathlon: Jeffcoat and Hemming summon big sprints to win dramatic Tiszy golds

(BBC) Athletics: European Under-23 Championships: Jemma Reekie wins 800m/1500m double
Jemma Reekie completed a stunning European Under-23 Championships double on Sunday, adding the 1500m crown to the 800m title she won 24 hours before

(The Guardian) Cycling: Daryl Impey sprints to Bastille Day victory in Tour de France
South African rider wins Tour stage for first time - Alaphilippe stays in yellow, with no change in GC contenders
(ESPN) Impey wins Stage 9 on Bastille Day

(Mirror UK) Athletics: Jodie Williams back running like her old self after taking a hike
British sprinter back in groove as she returns for London Anniversary Games fresh from first 100 metres personal best in eight years

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Briana Williams added to Jamaican Pan Am U-20 Championships team

(BBC) Cycling: Lorenzo Gobbo: Italian cyclist in intensive care after he is punctured by a piece of track
Italian cyclist Lorenzo Gobbo is in intensive care after his lung was punctured by a piece of wooden track at the European Under-23 and Junior track Championships in Ghent, Belgium

(ITU) Triathlon: Saturday’s super-sprint semis qualify top 60 to Tiszy finals
More than 150 athletes from 40 nations competed across five semi-finals on Saturday, despite day one of the Tiszaujvaros World Cup having proceedings hampered by adverse weather that forced the format to be switched to a super-sprint

(USATF) Athletics: One world, four American records highlight Day three of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot in fourth win as Rotich, Kigen fall short despite PBs

(Utica OD) Athletics: Boilermaker 5K race a family affair

Boilermaker 15K - Utica, NY






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

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 190: Charlotte Purdue
Charlotte Purdue recently became the third fastest British female marathoner when she placed 10th at the London Marathon, running a time of 2:25:38. Charlotte is eyeing a spot on the 2020 Olympic team and it’s a likely chance she’ll be on it but the selection process different in the UK and she explains all that in this episode

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Most Coveted Running Shoe Ever Is Up for Auction
Only 12 pairs of the first-edition shoes exist. Can you become the next owner?

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Geraint Thomas survives crash to finish in peloton on stage eight
Defending champion Geraint Thomas recovered from a crash with 15km remaining to finish alongside most of his main rivals on stage eight of the Tour de France
(The Guardian) Geraint Thomas battles back after suffering second Tour de France crash
Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight in St-Étienne - Julian Alaphilippe leads by 23 seconds from Giulio Ciccone

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Stars look to regain their glitter in San Diego

(Xinhuanet) Drugs in Sport: Kenya leads Africa in doping, Russia tops the world, says Athletics Integrity Unit

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 High School Track & Field Coaches of the Year – State-By-State Winners

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Miller-Uibo eyes Olympic double

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Naples 2019 half-marathon results disputed following allegations of athletes receiving food outside of official zones
The results of this morning's 2019 Summer Universiade half-marathon have been called into question following allegations of a delegation feeding their athletes outside of the race's official refreshment zones

(Mirror) Athletics: Laura Muir goes from strength to strength but rival breaks world mile record
Muir clocks lifetime best in 800m at Herculis meeting in Monaco as Sifan Hassan smashes 23-year-old world best

(VeloNews) Cycling: Time is running out for the Tour de France’s pure sprinters
Just three flat stages remain at this year's Tour de France, and the race's pure sprinters must survive the hills and high mountains to reach them

(Globe & Mail) Athletics: Gabriela Debues-Stafford finishes third at Herculis Diamond League, sets Canadian record
(Register-Guard) Sifan Hasan of the Nike Oregon Project sets world record in women’s mile
(Runner's World) Sifan Hassan Breaks World Record in the Mile
Four national records were set at the blisteringly fast “Brave Like Gabe” mile in Monaco—and nine of 12 finishers ran personal bests






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(CBC) Athletics: Hassan breaks world record in women's mile, Debues-Stafford breaks Canadian mark
ifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the world record in the women's mile, with a time of 4:12.33 at the IAAF Diamond League event in Monaco. Toronto's Gabriela DeBues-Stafford finished third while setting a new Canadian record with a time of 4:17.87
(IAAF) Hassan breaks women's mile world record with 4:12.33 run in Monaco

(The Guardian) Cycling: Groenewegen sprints to Tour stage win as Brailsford cools Bernal hype
Dutchman earns third stage victory for Jumbo-Visma - Ineos manager says Colombian is still on learning curve
(ESPN) Ain't no mountain high enough for Geraint Thomas at Tour de France

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Laura Muir third in Monaco 800m with personal best
Scotland's Laura Muir ran a personal best time as she claimed third place in the women's 800m at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco

Athletics: Cigna Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the Marine Corps Marathon, Continuing a Tradition of Honoring Members of the U.S. Armed Forces

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Jared Ward, Olympian and Professor, Is Helping Saucony Develop Faster Racing Shoes
Saucony-sponsored Ward doesn’t want to be at a racing disadvantage against the Nike Vaporfly 4%, so he’s fighting back with laboratory testing and statistical analysis

(Spikes) Athletics: Inspired - By Andressa de Morais
How does it happen? How does a girl from Paraiba in the north of Brazil grow up to become one of the world’s best discus throwers?

(Tri247) Triathlon: Lucy Gossage talks Long Course Weekend Wales 2019

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Unstoppable Kamworor reclaims Police 10,00m title

(USATF) Athletics: World, American records highlight day one at USATF Masters Championships

(Sport24) Athletics: 'Nothing but fast times expected': Lyles predicts blistering Monaco 100m

(Indy Star) Athletics: USATF accused of incompetence in selecting track team for Pan Am Games

IAAF Diamond League Monaco - Monaco






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(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Top Russian track coach admits to breaking lifetime doping ban
Vladimir Kazarin says he continued working with athletes after being banned in 2017

(Daily Sun) Athletics: NAZ Elite This Week: After Boston, Fauble changing racing routine

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal
Mutko was Russia's sports minister during 2014 Olympics

(USATF) Athletics: Lyles’ sizzling 200m wins him USATF Athlete of the Week

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Injury rules Manangoi out of Monaco Diamond League

(CTolleRun) Athletics:Trevor and Angie Spencer - People in Your Corner!
Carrie teams up with Trevor and Angie Spencer from Marathon Training Academy for a co-podcast! They discuss their pregnancies, how to deal with life stress, some fun stories about Gabe Grunewald, and much more!

(The Guardian) Cycling: Tour de France: Thomas makes statement but Ciccone takes yellow
Thomas passes Alaphilippe on brutal summit finish of stage six - Alaphilippe loses overall lead to Ciccone by six seconds

Athletics: Middleton And Elmore Chase Tokyo 2020 Places at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Both Kinsey Middleton and Malindi Elmore have made immediate impacts on Canadian marathon running with their debut performances

Athletics: Competitive American Field Ready to Contend Against the Best in the World at the 42nd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon
2018 USATF Marathon National Champions Emma Bates and Brogan Austin Join Previously Announced Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp at the Top of the U.S. Field

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Kenya supports suspension of doping Kenyan athletes
ADAK and Athletics Kenya say they will not relent in the fight against Doping.

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Moroccan long-distance runner Kachir provisionally suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit
Moroccan long-distance runner Abderrahmane Kachir has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for a violation of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Anti-Doping Rules

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Steeplechase record holder faces mile hurdle in Monaco Diamond League quest

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Handle Running in the Heat This Summer
As temperatures rise, running doesn’t need to be a total sufferfest. Here’s how to dea

(CBC) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford to honour late runner Gabriele Grunewald in Monaco
'She was so inspiring,' Canadian-record holder says ahead of Brave Like Gabe Mile

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chelimo stuns Ndiwa to clinch Police 10,000m crown

(NY Times) Athletics: The World’s Fastest (Old) Man
Age has slowed Charles Allie, but only slightly. At 71, he wants the world record in 100 meters to go along with his age group records in the 200 and 400

(Cyclist) Drugs in Sport: 'I'd have been Tour de France champion even without doping' says Armstrong
American also reveals the first time he turned to banned substances

(Runner's World) Athletics: Shelby Houlihan Nails Rare ‘Triple Crown’ in Middle Distance
The Bowerman Track Club standout’s performance at the Sunset Tour makes her one of three Americans to achieve the feat

(USATF) Athletics: More than 900 athletes set for USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Iowa

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bring it on! Kamworor tells 10,000m opponents

(CitizenTV) Drugs in Sport: Dope at own risk, AK boss Tuwei warns Kenyan athletes

(WHDN) Athletics: Crews begin installing Boston Marathon bombing memorial on Boylston Street

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Dame Valerie Adams confirms plans for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo






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(The Guardian) Cycling: Tour de France: Peter Sagan powers to sprint victory on stage five
Sagan collected his first win of this year’s Tour - Julian Alaphilippe retains the yellow jersey

(IAAF) Athletics: Taylor, Coleman and Miller-Uibo shine in Szekesfehervar

(Outside Online) Athletics: Frank Meza’s Death and the Running Internet Mob
If he cheated, he deserved to be disqualified, but the bullying crossed a line

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan’s track to Tokyo kicked off at Highgate
Coach and mum Liz McColgan says Night of the 10,000m PBs, where her daughter placed third, was a learning experience ahead of the Olympics

(Running USA) Women in Sport: Nuun and Emma Coburn Join Forces to Expand Opportunities for Women in Sport
Olympian, World Champion and Clean Sport Advocate Becomes Spokeswoman for Nuun

(The Independent) Athletics: Usain Bolt claims next generation of Jamaican sprinters are ‘spoiled’ and have lost motivation
The eight-time Olympic gold medallist believes Jamaica’s top male sprinters are no longer cutting it at the highest level

(Mirror) Athletics: Adam Gemili: "Hopefully my performances can start to match my smile"
British sprint star reveals how time playing football at Chelsea forged mental toughness to withstand track setbacks

(Register-Guard*) Athletics: Ben Blankenship wins 1,500 at Azusa Pacific in final tune-up for U.S. national meet

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Chand races away from controversy as she powers to 100m glory at Naples 2019
India's Dutee Chand won the 100 metres at the 2019 Summer Universiade here tonight - a victory against the odds following several years of finding herself in a spotlight she has not welcomed

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF announces 2019 Pan American U20 Championships roster

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: Bolt defends former coach Glen Mills amid criticism
Retired Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt says he is deeply hurt by the recent ‘disrespectful’ comments levelled at his former coach Glen Mills and has come out in strong defence of the Racers Track Club founder and head coach

(IAAF) Athletics: Barber and Röhler in the spotlight in Lucerne






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(The Guardian) Cycling: Tour de France: Elia Viviani edges Kristoff in stage four bunch sprint
Geraint Thomas plays down loss of five seconds - Julian Alaphilippe retains yellow jersey

(CTV) Cycling: How heartbreak motivated Canadian cyclist Mike Woods to the Tour de France

(Runner's World) Athletics: Everything You Need to Know About Running All 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors
From the hardest marathon to get into (it’s not Boston) to the easiest course to run

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Centrowitz Aiming For Another National Title
Last year brought Matthew Centrowitz USATF 1500 crown No. 5

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Cherono aims to improve course record, win fourth Berlin marathon title

(EA) Athletics: Berlin 2018 medallists to headline European Athletics U23 Championships
A smattering of stars from last summer’s Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be in action at the Gavle 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships from 11-14 July which has attracted over 1000 athletes representing 50 nations

WBUR) Athletics: At Nearly $39 Million, 2019 Boston Marathon Fundraising Broke Records

(Runner's World) Athletics: London Marathoners Harassed for Being ‘Fat’ and ‘Slow’ Given Free Entry for 2020 Race
An investigation showed the back-of-the-pack runners were mistreated - and the marathon is looking to make it right

(The Guardian) Athletics: An end to the British sporting monopoly - archive, 1900
It is important to inquire whether this universal devotion to sport is really a good thing

(BBC) Athletics: Monaco Diamond League: Laura Muir and Laura Weightman in action - watch highlights on the BBC

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Two more Kenyan athletes suspended over doping
(The Star) Joyce Chepkirui, Jacob Kibet get four-year ban over doping
* Chepkirui has been suspended over the use of prohibited substances and discrepancies in her her Athletes Biological Passport (ABP)
* Kendagor is accused of evading and refusing or failing to submit to sample collection and testing

(ESPN) Cycling: Tour de France: Julian Alaphilippe takes yellow jersey after winning Stage 3
(The Guardian) Tour de France: Julian Alaphilippe wins stage three to take yellow jersey
Quick-Step rider makes late solo breakaway to take overall lead - Frenchman wins stage, 26 seconds ahead of Michael Matthews

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor to compete at Copenhagen Half Marathon
* Kamworor won his first World Half Marathon in 2014, victories he repeated in in 2016 and in Valencia two years after that
* Apart from the CPH Half, Kamworor will also be lining up for this year’s New York Marathon

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF dominates 2019 NACAC U23 Championships with 56 medals






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(France24) Drugs in Sport: Biggest-ever anti-doping blitz arrests 234 people

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kinyamal shakes off injury eyes gold at World Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Lyles and Morris record a ‘Souvenir’ for Zurich - IAAF Diamond League

(Runner's World) Athletics: Bernard Lagat Sets U.S. Masters Marathon Record at Age 44
In only his second shot at 26.2, the five-time Olympian breaks Meb Kelfezighi’s mark
* Five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat, 44, set an American masters record on July 7 at the Gold Coast Marathon in Australia. It was only his second race at 26.2.
* He finished in 2:12:10, which was 10 seconds faster than the mark Meb Keflezighi set at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.
* Lagat’s name now joins the top contenders for making the 2020 U.S. Olympic team in the marathon.

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Ethiopian Suffers Embarrassment After Celebrating 5000m Prematurely

(Tucson.com) Athletics: Ex-UA distance-running great Martin Keino has found his place as a CEO in Kenya

(The Telegraoh) Athletics: Meet Amy Hunt: the British teenage sprinter following in the footsteps of Usain Bolt






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(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: The Runner as Artist
"My philosophy is that I’m an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes." - Steve Prefontaine

(The Guardian) Cycling: Tour de France: Jumbo-Visma win team time trial as Teunissen stays in yellow
Dutch team beat Team Ineos by 20 seconds in Brussels - Win helps Jumbo-Visma’s Mike Teunissen keep overall lead

(Tri247) Triathlon: Lucy Charles-Barclay gun-to-tape’s Roth

(BBC) Athletics: Scotland's Steph Twell wins European 10,000m Cup in London
Scotland's Steph Twell won the European 10,000m Cup with an impressive performance in London

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce: Training with Thompson is a win-win

(Greenville News) Athletics:Greenville's Sandi Morris reconnects with local fans at Liberty Bridge Jump Off

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘Inspiring and amazing!’ - Asher-Smith hails Fraser-Pryce

(IAAF) Athletics: Shitara smashes Australian all-comers’ marathon record on Gold Coast
(Stuff NZ) Zane Robertson breaks NZ marathon record, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

(ITU) Triathlon: France claims the Mixed Relay World Title for the second consecutive year

(Reuters UK) Athletics: Lyles to race 100m in Monaco, then decide world plans

Triathlon: Non Stanford returns to the WTS podium while Jake Birtwhistle claims in Hamburg his second win of the season
After a year out of the podium in the WTS circuit, British Non Stanford returned back to the World Triathlon Series glory to claim the victory in the 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Hamburg

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: WADA chief says path to bringing Russian cases to justice has been painful

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Olympic champion, anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott receives Order of Canada
Cross-country skier acts as chair of WADA's athlete committee






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(The Guardian) Cycling: Tour de France: Teunissen pips Sagan after evading crash on stage one
Mike Teunissen, the Dutch rider for Team Jumbo–Visma, won in a photo finish in Brussels, beating Peter Sagan after much of the peloton was involved in a crash 1.5km out, including champion Geraint Thomas

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Returning Kimanyal sets sights on Doha worlds

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Best-Ever Half Marathon on Australian Soil? Good Races Lined Up at Gold Coast Marathon and Half

(The Herald) Athletics: Double mission for forgotten Sarah Inglis as she returns to the 10,000m spotlight in London
Don’t call it a comeback, Sarah Inglis pleads. It is just a timely advance

(IAAF) Athletics: Field for London's Emsley Carr mile announced - IAAF Diamond League

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 189: Matt Chitti
Matt Chittam, Host of the Rambling Runner Podcast joins me today on the podcast! Matt has become a great friend over the past couple years and I’m super inspired by what he’s created in the running/podcast scene

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Series: Non Stanford wins Hamburg triathlon
Great Britain's Non Stanford moved up to fifth in the World Triathlon Series by winning in Hamburg
(ITU) Non Stanford makes a statement in the road to Tokyo by claiming the victory in WTS Hamburg

(RT) Athletics: Ethiopian runner suffers embarrassing fail as he celebrates one lap early, ends up 10th

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: SFP delighted with impressive Lausanne win

(Mirror) Athletics: Eilish McColgan runs through beer tent to prove long distance racing can be fun
"With the 5,000m now being cut from the Diamond League circuit, I hope races like Highgate, which everyone consistently raves about, show that long races can be exciting too"

(Runner's World) Athletics: Kipchoge sleeps for this many hours every day, to be one of the world’s greatest marathon runners
We’re a big fan of the two hour nap

(Diamond League) Athletics: Lausanne: Lyles and Cheruiyot Lead Meeting Record Rampage
By the time Noah Lyles took to his blocks for the 200m at Lausanne’s Athletissima on Friday (5), three meeting records had already been broken at the eighth IAAF Diamond League fixture of 2019

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse, Brown run strong 200m but can't keep pace with record-setting American
Canadians finish 3-4 as Noah Lyles sets world-leading mark of 19.50 seconds at Diamond League event

Meech Lake Triathlon - Gatineau, QC

CBC TV/Webcast -Road to the Olympic Games: 2019 IAAF Track and Field Diamond League Series - Lausanne; Noon EDT Saturday






  July 5, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(IAAF) Athletics: IAAF approves the application of 37 Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles becomes fourth-fastest man in history in 200m

(IAAF) Athletics: Mungara, Lagat, Kawauchi and Robertson ready for Gold Coast clash

(EA) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen smashes European U20 1500m record with 3:30.16
Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen came tantalisingly close to breaking the sub-3:30 barrier but the 18-year-old still came away with a massive improvement on his European U20 record in the Lausanne Diamond League on Friday (5) evening

(Spikes) Athletics: Fatherhood- By Paul Chelimo
"When I used to see people cry out of happiness, I always got confused"

(ABC7) Athletics: L.A. Marathon cheating scandal: 70-year-old disqualified runner found dead in L.A. River

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Hamburg set to stage World Triathlon Series and Mixed Relay World Championships
Olympic gold medallists and world champions are set to be in action during the crucial World Triathlon Series event in Hamburg this weekend, which also features the Mixed Relay World Championships

(Crested Butte News) Athletics: Crested Butte’s Emma Coburn gunning for repeat of world title
"I’ve been healthy, feeling stronger than ever and faster than ever"

(Sport24) Athletics: Popov, Bubka deny taking bribes for backing Rio bid

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Denmark call for Kamworor as he hunts Copenhagen Half Marathon crown

(BBC) Athletics: Night of the 10,000m PBs: Track meet dubbed the Glastonbury of the 10,000m

(Sport24) Athletics: Another injury setback for hurdles champion Pearson

(VMLM) Athletics: The cream of Europe's distance runners to take part in the Night of 10,000m PB's

(Stuff NZ) Triathlon: Mixed team poses head scratcher for Tri NZ
A new era in triathlon - pitting women and men against each other - is giving young triathletes, like up-and-coming Kiwi Ainsley Thorpe, the chance to star. But it's not for everyone, David Leggat discovers

(CBC) Athletics: Who's the fastest man in the world now?
With the departure of Usain Bolt, who is going to step up to the throne as The Fastest Man in the World? CBC Sports Anson Henry breaks it down

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Justin Gatlin announces his retirement after Tokyo 2020
The reigning 100m world champion is the man to beat in the event at the Lausanne IAAF Diamond League meet, which also features Noah Lyles and a triple jump Yulimar Rojas-Caterine Ibarguen showdown

IAAF Diamond League - Lausanne, Switzerland






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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri strikes as Mokamba, Kishioyan keep their titles

(Diamond League) Athletics: Lausanne: Five Questions
Is Noah Lyles's final place in danger? Who will triumph in a stacked 5000m? And will there be another surprise in the men's long jump? The Road to the Final is hotting up as we head to Lausanne, and we have five questions which need answering at the eighth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season on Friday evening

(Fast Running) Athletics: Night of the 10,000m PB’s preview
Leading distance runners from across Europe will race in London on Saturday night at the most entertaining track meeting anywhere in the world - and spectators will be able to enjoy the festival of running for free

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Nell Rojas - Capable of Big Thing
Carrie sits down with the winner of the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon Nell Rojas! They chat about the race, her background as a steeplechaser/triathlete/obstacle course racer, and her goals for making the US Olympic Marathon team

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Nike's 4% shoe breaking records everywhere
New Nike running shoes have a carbon-fibre plate that helps to propel the runner forward

(ITU) Triathlon: Olympic and World Champions to take the line at WTS Hamburg
Hamburg's hallowed streets get race-ready as men's 2019 World Series hots up

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian long-distance runner Nurgaliyev given two-year doping ban

(Balls.IE) Athletics: How An Olympian Combines Marathon Running With High Pressure Job

(RRW) Athletics: Course Records Fall at Peachtree Road Races
Spurred on by the chance to pocket $50,000 course record bonuses, Kenyans Brigid Kosgei and Rhonex Kipruto broke the women's and men's course records, respectively, at today's 50th AJC Peachtree Road Race 10-K in Atlanta
(Runner's World) With a $50,000 Bonus on the Line, Course Records Fall at 50th Peachtree Road Race
Kenyans Brigid Kosgei and Rhonex Kipruto made history at the world’s largest 10K
(Daily Nation) Kenyans smash course records in US race

(CBC) Athletics: Brandon McBride motivated after missing 2018 Diamond League final
Canadian runner says watching men's 800m from stands 'shaped me as an athlete'

(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Endurance Sports: What We Can Learn from Olympians About the Common Cold
Staying healthy is crucial to athletic performance, and a new analysis from the 2018 Olympics suggests some surprising defensive tactics

(AFP) Athletics: Sprints are like gunfight at OK Corral, says Gatlin

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot starts favourite in 1500m in Lausanne Diamond league
Cheruiyot was in superb form, clocking 3:50.49 in Stanford and winning in Stockholm last month in 3:35.79.

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Nike's 4% shoe breaking records everywhere
New Nike running shoes have a carbon-fibre plate that helps to propel the runner forward

(VMLM) Athletics: The cream of Europe's distance runners to take part in the Night of 10,000m PB's

(ESPN) Cycling: Friendly fire: The Tour de France will be a battle between teammates

(IAAF) Athletics: Loaded fields in abundance in Lausanne - IAAF Diamond League

AJC Peachtree Road Race - Atlanta, GA






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(Runner's World) Athletics: Troops Serving Overseas to Participate in Satellite Version of the Peachtree Road Race
Around 1,500 military members will participate in their own 10K on various bases in the Middle East

(USATF) Athletics: Claye’s big jump wins him USATF Athlete of the Week

(AJC) Athletics: How the AJC and the Peachtree Road Race made a perfect match

Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Announces Lima, Perú As New Venue For International Tour
Inaugural Claro música Rock ‘n’ Roll Lima Half Marathon will take place on November 10, 2019; Vicentico to headline post-race concert at the finish line festival

(BBC) Drugs in Sports: Ines Geipel: East German sports doping tore lives apart
When the Berlin Wall collapsed in 1989 a systematic, coercive administration of performance-enhancing drugs to thousands of young athletes in East Germany was exposed.
It was meant to make them into world beaters and paid no regard to any damage to their health. Many athletes have said they were not told what they were taking.
A compensation fund was set up by the unified German government and a Berlin court case ended with suspended sentences for the head of the East German Sports Ministry, Manfred Ewald, and the chief doctor, Manfred Hoeppner.
Former East German sprinter Ines Geipel told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur how her youth was shattered by a state sponsored programme of steroids and male hormones which destroyed her health and made her medals worthless.
Watch the full interview on Wednesday 3 July 2019 on BBC World News

(NZ Herald) Athletics: A 70-year-old shattered marathon records, but now officials say he cheated

(NY Times) Health and Fitness:Why So Many of Us Don’t Lose Weight When We Exercise
Most of us eat more when we exercise, and though it may be just a few extra bites a day, the result is weight gain

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Historic Bermuda Marathon weekend transformed

(ESPN) Cycling: Come along for the ride: Five reasons to follow the Tour de France
Cavendish left out of Tour de France squad

(USATF) Athletics: Hightower wins NACAC treasurer position

(AW) Athletics: It’s a family affair for Chris O’Hare
How difficult is it to combine a top-level athletics career with being a hands-on dad? Katy Barden talks to the European medallist about balancing fitness and family life

(Wales Online) Athletics: Why Colin Jackson hid his homosexuality and the secret eating disorder he suffered from during his career
Jackson was conquering the world of athletics but felt unable to share who he really was






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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Wada identifies 'target pool' of 298 athletes from Russian laboratory samples
The World Anti-Doping Agency has identified a "target pool" of almost 300 athletes with the "most suspicious" samples taken from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency's laboratory in Moscow

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: First cases on Russia cheats sent to federations

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jepkosgei rules 5,000m contest in KDF Championship

(Patch) Athletics: Final Elite Field Set For Record Chase at AJC Peachtree Road Race
Four of the fastest 10K runners in history will compete in the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race
(ATC) Kipruto on the Hunt for $50,000 Event-Record Prize

(IAAF) Athletics: Chelangat breaks African 10km all-comers record in Port Gentil

Athletics: Boilermaker 15K Kicks Off 2019-20 PRRO Circuit
Circuit 2019-20 events will award more than $275,000 in prize money including $74,000 U.S.-only money; 42nd Boilermaker 15K, on Sunday, July 14, offers $65,100 in prize money plus $14,500 U.S.-only prize money; the summer road race classic will also present the 2020 PRRO Championship

Athletics: 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Final Results Uploaded to All-time Searchable Database
2020 T-shirt Design Contest Underway

(Runner's World) Athletics: Even With Tougher Standards, Plenty of People Are Qualifying for Boston
A cutoff time seems inevitable again this year. What will it be?

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 67 with Gwen Jorgensen
"When I was younger I really struggled with separating myself from sport. I really believed that how I performed is what defined me and I started to perform way better once I was able to separate myself from sport and realize that sport does not define me. And that’s something that’s just been huge for me."

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: British athletes may have escaped punishment for alleged doping offences, according to report

(Irish Times) Athletics: ‘Technical difficulties’ as extra Dublin Marathon spots sell out
Website with 2,500 extra places crashed for a number of people looking to enter

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Chepng’etich makes comeback with victory

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Jan Frodeno, Skye Moench Earn Victories on Sweltering Day at Ironman Frankfurt

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Simiyu, Njeri claim titles at Ushirika race

(NBC) Triathlon: Sarah True collapses while leading Ironman in last mile in 100 degrees

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Athletes Battle Wet Conditions on a Breathtaking Course at 2019 Ironman Haugesund

(Daily Mail) Athletics: British Athletics and UK Sport investigating Kyle Langford's altercation with track official after red card at BMC meeting
* Gold Coast 2018 medalist Kyle Langford could face a sanction from UK Athletics
* The 800m star appeared to have a physical confrontation with a track referee
* Langford was given a red card prior to his race in a BMC meeting at Watford
* A video appears to show Langford grab the official by the throat and push him
* Langford tweeted on Sunday, saying: 'I let myself and my support team down'

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Difficult Prefontaine for Jamaicans

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2019 Prefontaine Classic
The best track and field runners in the world competed at Stanford for this IAAF event






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(Inside the Games0 Drugs in Sport: Kenyan marathon runner facing life ban after suspended by AIU for second positive test
Salome Jerono Biwott has become the latest Kenyan athlete to be charged with an alleged doping offence by the Athletics Integrity Unit

(BBC) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk: Olympic champion could miss rest of Diamond League season
Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk could miss the rest of the Diamond League season after suffering a "minor setback" in his recovery from a knee injury

(Japan Times) Athletics: Abdul Hakim Sani Brown races ahead with confident showing at nationals

(BBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya says testosterone case against IAAF has 'destroyed' her 'mentally and physically'
Caster Semenya says her long-running case over testosterone levels in female athletes has "destroyed" her "mentally and physically"

(EA) Athletics: Hassan breaks European 3000m record with 8:18.49 in Stanford

(RRW) Athletics: Prefontaine At Stanford Is One For The Record Books
Stanford University proved to be a wonderful guest host for the 45th edition of the Prefontaine Classic here today, the seventh only stop of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League series in the United States

(BBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya will not race at World Championships if she loses appeal
Caster Semenya says she will not race at the World Championships in Qatar later this year if she loses an appeal against IAAF rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes

(Mirror) Athletics: Track ace Kyle Langford issues fulsome apology for seeing red - after seeing red
"My behaviour fell well short of what it should be. I know that this wasn’t acceptable and I apologise that I behaved in that way"

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya returns to Diamond League action with victory in the 800 metres after being forced to miss two races due to controversial IAAF ruling
* Caster Semenya marked her return to action with victory in the 800 metres
* The South African had been forced to miss out on the previous two races
* She finished 0.66 seconds ahead of Ajee Wilson with Raevyn Rogers in third
(Globe and Mail) Caster Semenya charges to fastest 800 metres ever in U.S. as controversy continues to swirl around her

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