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Runner's Web July 2019 FrontPage Archive

  July 31, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: East African stars dominate US track national meet

(BBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: Biology trumps gender identity, says IAAF
Athletics' governing body, the IAAF, has said "biology has to trump gender identity" after welcoming the decision to permit restrictions in testosterone levels of female runners

(Sir Walter Miler) Athletics: Final fields set for 2019 Sir Walter Miler

(Japan Today) Drugs in Sport: 'I cheat because others cheat': Kenya struggles against doping

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Michael Woods plans Ironman debut post-cycling career
"I don't want to just 'tri,'" says Woods. "I actually want to invest myself into it and see if I can go and be competitive at the Ironman discipline."

(Diamond League) Athletics: Road To The Final So Far: Part One
The IAAF Diamond League will enter the climactic phase of the season when the Road to the Final resumes in Birmingham on August 18, but before that, it is time to look back at what has happened so far in 2019. In the first of a two-part series, relive the twists and turns of the early season in Doha, Shanghai, Stockholm, Rome and Oslo

(Triathlete) Adventure Racing: 50 Athletes Conquer 2019 Iceland Extreme Triathlon
See images from the epic day of racing, which featured a 3K swim, a 180K bike, and a 42K run on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of Iceland.

(Sport24) Athletics: Cape Town Marathon announces best-ever line-up

(Spikes) Athletics: Rebuild by Majd Eddin Ghazal
As an athlete, sport seems to be everything - the be-all and the end-all

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Fears grow over Tokyo 2020 heat threat after 11 die and more than 5,000 taken to hospital
A total of 11 people died and 5,664 people were taken to hospitals in Japan due to heat-related medical issues last week when temperatures rose sharply following the end of the rainy season in most areas, the Japanese Government revealed

(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix finds maternity protection with new apparel sponsor

(AFP) Women in Sport: IAAF hails 'parity and clarity' after Semenya ruling
(IAAF) IAAF response to Swiss Federal Tribunal’s decisio
(Sport24) Timeline of Caster Semenya's career

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU Long Distance World Championships 2020 to be held over a 3,8km swim,180km bike and 42km run

(Bloomberg) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong’s Podcast Is Making Cycling Fans Forget About the Doping
Banned from sports and dropped by sponsors, the former cyclist is back, with a hit podcast and a new athletic brand

(Runner's World) Women in Sport: New Ruling Prevents Caster Semenya From Defending 800-Meter World Championship Title
The Swiss Supreme Court reversed a suspension of the IAAF’s ruling that allowed the South African Olympian to continue racing

(USATF) Athletics: Sachtleben Takes Marathon Silver at Pan Am Games

(IAAF) Athletics: IAAF Inside Athletics podcast - Sydney McLaughlin

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya will NOT defend 800m title at World Championships in Doha in September
* Ruling that lifted IAAF's testosterone regulations on her have been reversed
* Caster Semenya appealing to Court of Arbitration for Sport over the ruling
* The South African star returned to Diamond League action earlier in July
(The Telegraph) Caster Semenya to miss World Championship title defence after Swiss court reimposes IAAF rulings

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics Federation launches "new athletics" study to strengthen anti-doping efforts
A "new athletics" study has been launched by the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) to strengthen anti-doping support for its athletes, coaches and other professionals involved in training athletes
(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya blocked from competing at world championships
Athlete expresses disappointment after court ruling - Swiss supreme court reverses earlier judgment

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Okagbare, others insist on training grants for foreign-based athletes ahead African Games

(BBC) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson to face Nafissatou Thiam in Birmingham Diamond League
Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson will take on Olympic, world and European heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam in the long jump at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on 18 August

Triathlon: Ironman Announces Roanoke, Virginia As New Host City Of 2020 Carilion Clinic Ironman 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Triathlon
General Registration to open Aug. 13, 2019 for the first IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge event

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Kenya makes strides on doping, but hurdles remain

(Sports247)Athletics: Okagbare blasts AFN on shoddy plans for All Africa Games

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Injury forces Kiplimo to give up on double for Doha show

(The Star) Athletics: Chepngetich smashes Bogota Half Marathon course record
* Chepngetich registered 1:10:39, taking almost a minute off the course record of 1:11:35 set last year by world half marathon champion Netsanet Gudeta
* 2019 Boston Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono, came home second in 1:04:09, 94 seconds behind Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Yohan Blake: I’m going to bring it for Doha

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Why Matt Hughes left the Bowerman Track Club
Why Hughes left Portland and what his plans are back home

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: 'I feel pain': a Kenyan runner's downfall from doping

(Cycling News) Cycling: Chris Froome's recovery 'well ahead of where he was hoping to be' says Brailsford
Team Ineos take seventh Tour de France win in eight years with Egan Bernal's victory

Telegraph India) Women in Sport: Caster’s ‘race for justice’ & fight for human rights
Discriminatory rules towards women with high naturally occurring testosterone

(People) Athletics: Olympic Sprinter Natasha Hastings Reveals Why She 'Struggled' to Accept Her Pregnancy at First
Olympic gold medalist track star Natasha Hastings and her Super Bowl champ fiancé, William Gay, are expecting their first child together this September

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Family ties: Kat Surin looks to follow in dad’s footsteps on track
Gabriela DeBues-Stafford’s dominance continues at Canadian track and field championships

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(ITU) Triathlon: Brazil delivers mixed relay gold in the Pan American Games

(Anorak) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: a test of biology not gender

(CBC) Cycling: Amid calls for 'proper' women's Tour de France, Canadian makes fearless surge to 2nd
Tour director says, 'We are not capable of organizing another event during the Tour'

(The Star) Athletics: Kipkemboi smashes course record at Liupanshui Marathon
* Kipkemboi led a Kenyan 1-2-3 finish in the men's category
* Eunice Chumba of Bahrain wins the women's category

(Tri247) Triathlon: Weather-adjusted Outlaw Triathlon wins go to David Bishop and Ellie Wiseman

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Ukraine shot putter Semenov suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit after failed test
Ukraine's 35-year-old shot putter Andriy Semenov is the latest athlete to appear on the provisional suspension list of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) following the re-inspection of a sample he gave in 2011

(Runner's World) Athletics: Lululemon Announces Its First 10K Race in America
Runners will receive an eight-week training plan that focuses on mindfulness with a yoga session at the finish.

(RRW) Athletics Houlihan, Lomong Complete Distance Doubles At USATF Outdoor Championships
On an rain-soaked, action-packed fourth and final day at the Toyota USATF Championships at Drake Stadium here, Shelby Houlihan and Lopez Lomong of the Nike Bowerman Track Club stood out by each capturing their second distance titles of these championships

(Des Moines Register) Athletics: Twice as Nice: Houlihan, Schweizer finished 1-2 in women’s 5,000-meter at U.S. Outdoor Championships
Sioux City native Shelby Houlihan wins the women's 5,000 meters at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Iowa native Karissa Schweizer is the runner-up in the U.S. Outdoor women's 5,000-meter run

(IAAF) Athletics: Muhammad breaks world 400m hurdles record at US Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: Can an Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes Make the Olympic Track Team?
Kate Hall, a jumper and sprinter, wants to be the first American to do so. She’ll get there her way

(The Guardian) Cycling: Egan Bernal’s Tour de France win is first of many, says Geraint Thomas
Colombian is third-youngest winner of the Tour - ‘He has the best team around him and many great years ahead’
(BBC) Tour de France: Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Egan Bernal will make for strong 2020 team

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Shouldn’t USATF find a way to fill the stadium for a national championship?

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics:Olympic Silver Medalist Leo Manzano Retires After Accomplished Career

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2019 USATF Outdoor National Championships

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(Balls.IE) Athletics: Bizarre Dive Costs Athlete Potential Gold At Irish National Championships

(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown wins 200m for another title, Debues-Stafford rolls to 1,500m victory
With De Grasse not racing, Brown cruises to top at 20.03 seconds

(The Guardian) Cycling: Mountain man Egan Bernal caps meteoric rise with Tour victory
If there is any surprise at Bernal’s win, it is that it has taken so long for a Colombian to top the podium and he could now dominate for years to come
Tour de France: key moments that won Egan Bernal the yellow jersey
The Colombian evades Geraint Thomas’s crash before slumping to fifth after Withan Alaphilippe’s stunning time trial only to take charge at the summit of the Col de l’Iseran
Mountain man Egan Bernal caps meteoric rise with Tour victory
If there is any surprise at Bernal’s victory it is that it has taken so long for a Colombian to top the podium and he could now dominate for years to come

(The Guardian) Cycling: Blood, rain and cheers: Tour de France 2019 - in pictures
With 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams - over a distance of 3,480km - this year’s Tour comes to an end in Paris, so here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeks

(NY Times) Triathlon; Triathlons Fight Decline and Seek Ways to Attract the Young
U.S.A. Triathlon’s membership dropped by about a quarter over a five-year period, and the largest age group in the sport is considerably older than it used to be

(NBC) Athletics:Blake Leeper hopes to race at worlds as double amputee

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road round-up: Pan-Am marathon double for hosts Peru, course records fall in Liupanshui

(BBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix says 'fire is there' as she targets Tokyo 2020 after US Championships
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says "the fire is there" as she targets the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after missing out on a medal at the US National Championships
(ESPN) Felix finishes 6th in 400, misses on world spot

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Kelly upsets Bishop-Nriagu to win women’s 800 metres at Canadian track and field championships
(Toronto Sun) Madeleine Kelly stuns favourites to win 800m race

(ITU) Triathlon: Luisa Baptista earns the gold medal for Brazil in the 2019 Pan American Games
Crisanto Grajales defends Pan American Games title with victory in Lima

(RRW) Athletics Houlihan Repeats As USA 1500m Champion
Here on the blue track at Drake Stadium, Shelby Houlihan of the Nike Bowerman Track Club and Jenny Simpson of Team New Balance once again went one-two in the Toyota USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships women's 1500m in a fast sprint finish, 4:03.18 to 4:03.41

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal set to win from Geraint Thomas
Egan Bernal is poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France after finishing Saturday's penultimate stage in the yellow jersey

Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon - San Francisco, CA

Canadian Track and Field Championships - Montreal, QC

USATF Outdoor Championships, Des Moines, IA

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(BBC) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies fears for female athletes at Tokyo Olympic Games
It will take female athletes "being thrown under the bus" at Tokyo 2020 before changes are made to transgender rules, says ex-swimmer Sharron Davies

(Santa Cruz Sentinel) Drugs in Sport: Wharf to Wharf adds drug testing for elite athletes
Testing top finishers is about ‘standing for doing the right thing’

(Des Moines Register) Athletics: The streak is over: Former Iowa runner Erik Sowinski's run to the finals comes to an end

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 192: Nikki Hiltz
Nikki Hiltz likes to race and she likes to win. She’s a 1500 meter runner for Adidas and runs with the Missions Athletic Club in San Diego, California. She’s just been running Pro for one year and has had huge successes so far in 2019- all starting when she raced the B.A.A. road mile and took the win in April. Last night she competed in the Prelims for the USA National Championships and she’ll be toeing the line this Saturday, July 27th to compete for a spot on the Worlds team in Doha this September

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2019 USATF Outdoor National Championships
The best runners in the country are gathering in Iowa to compete for national titles and a chance to rep USA at the World Championships

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Dutch Olympian arrested after police find drugs worth €2 million in her car
Dutch Olympian Madiea Ghafoor has been arrested in Germany after police allegedly found 50 kilograms of methamphetamine and ecstasy worth around €2 million (£1.8 million/€2.2 million) in the boot of her car

(The Guardian) Cycling: Egan Bernal set for Tour de France title after retaining yellow for ride to Paris
Colombian remains in overall lead following penultimate stage - Team Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas second in standings

(Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Your Body in Extreme Heat
Our organ-by-organ breakdown of what happens inside your body when you push it in the heat

(USATF) Athletics: Olympian, World Champion Reese on leaping through life

(BBC) Athletics: US Championships: Christian Coleman eases to victory in 100m final
Coleman finished in 9.99 seconds, ahead of Michael Rodgers and Christopher Belcher (both 10.12)

(RRW) Athletics Most Favorites Advance on Day Two of Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships
On the second day of competition at the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships here at Drake Stadium, nearly all of the favorites advanced to the finals in the middle and long distance events which were contested: the men's 800m and 1500m, and women's 800m and 3000m steeplechase

(CBC) Athletics: Brown claims 2nd Canadian 100m title with photo finish win over De Grasse
Takes national championship by 3/100ths of a second

Canadian Track and Field Championships - Montreal, QC

USATF Outdoor Championships, Des Moines, IA

  July 26, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(CBC) Athletics: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu still on 'straight and narrow' path to Tokyo after baby
'I think being a mom, I have a little more strength now... when you have a baby, you're just extra strong.'

(CBC) Athletics: Brown, De Grasse set up fast final with sub-10 second semis at track championships
Brown clocks in at 9.96 to De Grasse's 9.98; final goes later tonight

(IAAF) Athletics: Strong Ethiopian quartet hoping to halt recent Kenyan dominance in Berlin

(Sport24) Athletics: Gatlin 'chasing unicorns' ahead of Worlds, Olympics

(RRW) Athletics Huddle, Lomong Repeat As USA 10,000m Champions
With lethal last-lap speed, both Molly Huddle and Lopez Lomong successfully defended their national 10,000m titles at the Toyota USATF Outdoor Track & Fiend Championships at Drake Stadium here by comfortable margins, and both athletes secured their spots on Team USATF for the IAAF World Championships in September
(Runner's World) Highlights From the 2019 USATF Outdoor National Championships
The best runners in the country are gathering in Iowa to compete for national titles and a chance to rep USA at the World Championships

(The Guardian) Cycling: Landslides force Tour de France organisers to cut 20th stage short
Nineteenth stage was halted because of extreme weather - Egan Bernal overtakes Julian Alaphilippe to wear yellow

(ITU) Triathlon: Lima welcomes athletes for the 2019 Pan American Games

(Toronto Sun) Athletics: Olympic hopeful Melissa Bishop-Nriagu says motherhood has made her stronger

(National Post) Athletics: Ahmed, Knight couldn't push pace enough to attack Canadian record

(BBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix 'happy to be running again' as she makes track return at US Championship
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says she is "just happy to be running again" after racing for the first time in 13 months at the US National Championships in Iowa
(The Independent) USA’s Allyson Felix returns to competitive racing for first time since giving birth
The 33-year-old multiple Olympic and world champion is on the comeback trail after giving birth to daughter Camryn through an emergency caesarean section

(IAAF) Athletics: Lomong and Huddle successfully defend 10,000m titles as US championships begin in Des Moines

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Chepngetich and Dibaba to square off at Bogota Half, course record assaults on tap in Liupanshui

(USATF) Athletics: Historic titles won on first day of 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

(The Guardian) Cycling: Dave Brailsford defends Team Ineos tactics after Luke Rowe disqualification
Rowe’s disqualification follows that of Gianni Moscon in 2018 - Julian Alaphilippe clings on to overall lead after stage 18
‘It was Geraint’s decision’, says Egan Bernal after attack at Tour de France
Bernal overtakes Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas in Tour GC - Julian Alaphilippe says he ‘gave everything’ on Col du Galibier

Canadian Track and Field Championships - Montreal, QC

USATF Outdoor Championships, Des Moines, IA

  July 25, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Statue of Veronica Campbell-Brown to be unveiled later this year

(AP News) Athletics: Tribute planned at nationals for late runner Gabe Grunewald

Athletics: Kenya’s Magdalyne Masai To Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Kenya’s Magdalyne Masai is chasing a personal best and a top 3 finish at this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - bold objectives in an IAAF Gold Label race

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jen Rhines - Accomplishing Something Exceptional is Hard
Carrie chats with 3-time Olympian Jen Rhines! They discuss growing up in the sport of running, how racing and training have changed over the years, how she trains as a masters runner, and much more!

(Daily Nation) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: Organisers try out cooling measures

(The Guardian) Cycling: Julian Alaphilippe holds on to Tour de France lead as Quintana wins stage 18
Alaphilippe stays in lead with two mountain stages to go - Colombia’s Quintana beats Romain Bardet to take stage
(ESPN) Quintana takes Stage 18 as Bernal gains time
(The Independent) Geraint Thomas unhappy with Ineos pace after falling behind Egan Bernal in standings
After another thrilling Tour de France stage, we know little more than we did at the start about who might emerge as the winner of this race
(The Telegraph) Team Ineos' hedging of bets over attack on leader Julian Alaphilippe raises concerns about their tactics

(Register-Guard) Athletics: OTC Elite’s Hanna Green had Pre Classic breakthrough in 800 that has her confident entering U.S. meet

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Thompson tips KJT to shine in Tokyo
In terms of endorsements for heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, few carry more weight than double Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson

(EA) Athletics: Great Britain confirms strong middle distance and relay line-ups for Bydgoszcz

(RRW) Athletics: Globetrotting 800m Man Sowinski Is As Prolific As He Is Fast
Despite finishing second at the 2012 NCAA Championships in the 800m and making it to the semi-finals of the USA Olympic Trials, Erik Sowinski's professional running career got off to a decidedly slow start

(Yahoo) Cycling: The Fastest Bikes of the Tour de France

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: GB's Luke Traynor facing ban over cocaine use he says was 'incredibly stupid'
GB cross country international Luke Traynor says he made "an incredibly stupid and uncharacteristic mistake" after testing positive for cocaine

(NBC) Cycling:Tour de France begins decisive mountain stages before Paris

(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix begins first Olympic quest as a mom, her toughest yet

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2019: Luke Rowe and Tony Martin apologise after expulsion
Both Luke Rowe and Tony Martin have apologised after being disqualified from the Tour de France
(The Telegraph) Team Ineos' Luke Rowe expelled from Tour de France in blow for Geraint Thomas

(Runner's World) Athletics: These Running Shoes Just Became the Most Expensive Trainers in the World
The unworn Nike Moon shoes sold for more than double the price once paid for Michael Jordan’s Converses from the 1984 Olympics

(National Post) Athletics: Battle-tested Warner ready to defend Pan Am Games gold

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Flora Duffy on Returning to Racing, Building to the Olympics, and More

Canadian Track and Field Championships - Montreal, QC

USATF Outdoor Championships, Des Moines, IA

  July 24, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(National Post) Athletics: Canadian men's 800-metre record holder McBride could be racing his brother

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF excels at 2019 Pan American U20 Championships, set three U20 world records

(Balls.IE) Athletics: 'To Be Honest, I Didn't Think I'd Still Be In The Sport At This Point'

(The Guardian) Cycling: Matteo Trentin wins stage 17 of Tour de France as Alaphilippe stays in yellow
Mitchelton-Scott collect fourth stage win - their best ever result - Julian Alaphilippe finishes alongside Geraint Thomas in peloton

(IAAF) Athletics: Star-studded four-way 200m clash in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League
(BA) Dina Asher-Smith Headlines Star-Studded 200M At Müller Grand Prix Birmingham
* Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Dina-Asher Smith to race 200m in front of a home crowd at Muller Grand Prix on 18 August.
*Asher-Smith joined by Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH), double-Olympic champion Elaine Thompson (JAM) and world champion Dafne Schippers (NED)
(BBC) Dina Asher-Smith to take on Elaine Thompson in Birmingham

(Xinhuanet) Drugs in Sport: Kenya drug cheats now to be blocked from all international competitions

(Outside Online) Cycling: Lance Armstrong's Analysis of the 2019 Tour de France
Cycling’s most infamous legend talks us through the twists and turns of the Tour with his daily podcast and exclusive updates on 'Outside'

(USATF) Athletics: Wire to wire finishes on Day 2 of the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah targets title No.6 at Great North Run
The 10-time global gold medallist will return to the iconic half-marathon in September

(Eurosport) Athletics: Coleman ready for friend and rival as he seeks sprint double

(Sweat Science @ Outside Onine) Athletics: The Real Reason Marathoners Hit the Wall
A new study finds that your “critical speed” threshold drops in the last third of a marathon, which may explain why the distance produces so many blow-ups

(CBC) Athletics: At 37, enigmatic sprint star Justin Gatlin keeps defying age and the odds
'These young athletes, they make me feel young,' 100-metre world champ says

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Williams doing her talking on the track
It must have pleased Jamaican track and field supporters the way in which 2015 100m hurdles world champion Danielle Williams has responded to the negative energy surrounding her performance at the National Senior and Junior Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Fab five: prolific performers at the World Championships

(Lulop) Athletics: Puma signs long-term partnership with world champion hurdler Karsten Warholm

(Triathlete) Triathlon: NCAA Triathlon Officially Has 30 Schools On Board—What Happens Next?
We get an update on triathlon's status as an emerging NCAA sport five years after the initiative was first announced

(LA Times) Olympics: Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics are showing the nightmare waiting for L.A. in 2028

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(Women's Running) Athletics: Abbey Cooper is Answering Her Calling at the 2019 U.S. Outdoor Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK name star steeplechasers in African Games squad

(AC) Athletics: Nation’s top track and field athletes ready to shine in best-on-best Canadian Track & Field Championships

(CBC) Athletics: After hosting in 2015, Canadian team back on road for Lima Pan Ams
Canada won whopping 217 medals in Toronto - behind the U.S.

(Spikes) Athletics: Dear Mom - by Noah Lyles
"It feels really personal to talk about this, but you know when people ask "who inspires you? - and they tend to refer to an athlete or a coach - the truth is - the person I always instantly think about is you"

(The Guardian) Cycling: Tour de France: Thomas rides on but Fuglsang out after stage 16 crashes
Astana’s Fuglsang retires after starting in ninth place - Caleb Ewan sprints to stage win after frenetic finish
(ESPN) Tour de France: Ewan wins Stage 16, Thomas suffers minor crash

(The Morning Shakeout) Running: Podcast: Episode 69 with Scott Jurek
"As long as I’m true to myself then hopefully that benefits other people and ideally it’s a symbiotic relationship and it’s something I want to keep doing—and again, I’ve got to find ways to tweak it, it’s all about tweaking that and finding things that keep me fueled to push boundaries that are still left there for me to explore and then other times just be content. It’s a funky balance, for sure. It’s hard to not have that drive, have that competitive spirit, but at the same time it’s still there once in a while - and appreciating it and fueling it a little bit—but overwhelmingly there’s not going to be as much drive, and that’s OK."

(IAAF) Athletics: Ayana remains optimistic in countdown to Doha

(NBC) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin takes juggling act to USATF Outdoor Champs

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 USTFCCCA Track & Field Academic Awards

Athletics: World class Ethiopian Quartet target top honours in BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
Four world-class Ethiopian runners have set their sights on breaking the recent Kenyan dominance when the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON takes place on September 29

(ABC) Athletics: Catriona Bisset, Australia's fastest woman to run 800m in a decade, reveals hurdles off the track

(The Independent) Athletics: port > Olympics:> Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Laura Muir sets Olympics goal and reveals what she learned from Rio 2016
The Brit was edged out three years ago with 200m to go, but eventually finished seventh

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(Reuters UK) Athletics: U.S. trials boast speed, Lyles-Coleman showdown

(RRW) Athletics: USA Olympic Trials Marathon Granted IAAF Gold Label Status
USA Track & Field (USATF) announced today that the 2020 USA Olympic Trials Marathon, scheduled for February 29, in Atlanta, has been granted IAAF Gold Label status

(Citizen TV) Athletics: Coach Kirwa, AK to hold crunch talk with athletes amidst decline in 5,000m

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Olympic star Obiri turns focus to retain gold medal at World Championships

(ESPN) Cycling:Why this Tour de France has become as much a chess game as a grind to the finish line

(The Guardian) Cycling: Geraint Thomas insists he is ready for strong finish in Tour de France
Welshman admits he was not feeling 100% over weekend - ‘Bring it on,’ Thomas says of Alps battle with Thibaut Pinot

(Tri247) Triathlob:New Zealand win, Great Britain second at World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Edmonton

Athletics: Windy City Welcomes Nearly 13,000 Registered Runners For 2019 Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon
Dathan Ritzenhein (Grand Rapid, Mich.) takes top spot in the half marathon while Kaylee Flanagan (Louisville, Ill.) finishes first in women’s race

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith is forced to settle for second best as Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m at the Anniversary Games
* Dina Asher-Smith came second in women's 100metres at Anniversary Games
* Losing to 32-year-old sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a reality check
* Britain enjoyed some success in London with Lynsey Sharp winning the 800m

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith proud to finish second in 100m final in quality field
Asher-Smith lost out to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce - Lynsey Sharp and men’s 4x100m relay excelled in victory
(The Telegraph) Dina Asher-Smith sets sights on World Championships after trailing in Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's wake at Anniversary Games

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(ESPN) Cycling: W2W4 at Tour de France: Who will end up wearing the yellow jersey?

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian hurdler Sage Watson posts season-best time at Müller Anniversary Games
econd-year pro clocks 55.32 in 400m event for 7th-place finish at London Stadium

(TMZ Sports) Athletics: Sanya Richards-Ross Agrees With Usain Bolt ... USA's Got A Leg Up On Jamaica!

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: The Dash: The incredible story of Gus Nketia's escape to New Zealand
The rapid emergence of teenage star Edward Osei-Nketia on the sprinting scene has unearthed a long-forgotten incident in New Zealand athletics history, when his father Gus Nketia and fellow Ghanaian athlete Laud Codjoe escaped their team to stay on in Auckland after the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Dana Johannsen tells the story of the pair's break for freedom, and the whanau who helped them start a new life in New Zealand

(BBC) Athletics: Anniversary Games: Dina Asher-Smith second as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m
Britain's European champion Dina Asher-Smith had to settle for second in the women's 100m at the Anniversary Games as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stormed to victory at London Stadium

(The Guardian) Cycling: Simon Yates wins stage 15 as Thomas profits from Alaphilippe’s struggle
Simon Yates breaks clear to win second stage in four days - Thomas happy to gain time back on Alaphilippe on final climb

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: The Danielle Dilemma
Bumped from the National Senior Championships’ 100m hurdles final for a controversial false-start violation, Williams, whose back-door route to a spot on Jamaica’s World Championships team now rests solely on her winning the Diamond Race in the event, continues to test the administration’s stance

(The Guardian) Olympics: 'All I want is to go': five young athletes on their dreams of Olympic glory

(BT) Triathlon: Brownlee storms to victory in Canada
Double Olympic medallist Jonathan Brownlee stormed to his first ITU World Triathlon Series gold medal of 2019 after taking the tape in Edmonton, Canada
(ITU) Jonny Brownlee comes back in style to claim WTS Edmonton
Jackson gets on top of the WTS podium for the first time in Edmonton
(Edmonton Sun) Jonathan Brownlee still going strong winning Edmonton triathlon

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Vanuatu woman wins Pacific Games half marathon wearing only socks on her feet

(ESPN) Cycling: The French are feasting, Geraint Thomas fading at Tour de France

(MIrror) Athletics: Amy Hunt strikes Euro gold as Ellington and Sayers get emotional in London
Teenage star crowned 200m champion at European Under-20s in Sweden while James Ellington returns to competition after horror smash and Goldie Sayers finally gets her hand on Olympic medal

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 191: Scott Smith
Scott Smith joins me on the show today- he’s a 2:12 marathoner running for Hoka One One with Northern Arizona Elite under coach Ben Rosario. Scott is funny, he’s calm natured and he’s a strong competitor who wants to win. He has a wide range of speedy times- from a 4:01 mile (he shares on the show that he wants to break 4), a 62 minute half and a 2:12 marathon

(Mirror) Athletics: Laura Muir changes tactics to win World Championships dress rehearsal in style
"I told her to wait, then beat them in a sprint. I wanted her to show that she can do it either way. It was good to try it out and show what can be done.” Coach Andy Young

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(The Guardian) Cycling: Pinot wins Tour de France stage 14 and Alaphilippe extends lead over Thomas
Geraint Thomas suffers on final climb and loses time to leader - Julian Alaphilippe second on Tourmalet stage finish

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive interview: Robbed of Olympic bronze in Beijing, Goldie Sayers prepares to finally take centre stage

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Idols bring very best out of Beth Dobbin one year after she withdrew from Anniversary Games over funding

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Politics Killed the NYC Triathlon This Year
The race made the right decision in canceling anyway. Here’s why

(IAAF) Athletics: Williams blazes 12.32, Warholm improves to 47.12 in London - IAAF Diamond League

(Oregon Live) Athletics: On USATF bumbling
An arbitrator has ordered USA Track & Field to select its team for this year’s Pan American Games based on 2019 performances, which is how USATF publicly had announced it would select the team
(The Sports Examiner) USA Track & Field told to replace six more athletes on Pan Am squad - if possible

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse runs 9.99 seconds in 100m at London Diamond League
Canadian sprinter's first sub-10-second time in legal wind since 2016 Olympics in Rio
(The Telegraph) Britain's Zharnel Hughes finishes second after sluggish start in men's 100m final at Anniversary Games

(Fast Running) Athletics: New Scottish Athletics Marathon Project announced
Not happy just to sit on the success of recent years, Scottish Athletics keen to push on in the marathon

(BBC) Athletics:Anniversary Games: Laura Muir cruises to 1500m victory at London Stadium
European champion Laura Muir eased to victory in the women's 1500m on the first day of the Anniversary Games
(Evening Standard) Laura Muir sets her sights on World Championship success after dominant 1500m win at the Anniversary Games
(The Guardian) Laura Muir cruises to 1500m victory at Anniversary Games
Scot wins easily with 57-second last lap - Zharnel Hughes and Beth Dobbin also shine

(TIME) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya Won’t Stop Fighting For Her Right to Run, Just as She Is

(CBC) Athletics: Watch the Diamond League track & field event in London

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Smooth, confident, in control, Olympic champ Matthew Centrowitz rocks the Stumptown Twilight

(ESPN UK) Cycling: Tour de France body plans bigger women's event

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes in women's sport are as unfair as East German drugs cheats, says Sharron Davies

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: Adekoya latest Bahrain runner to get doping ban

(CBC) Athletics: 'I was so tired of being in pain:' Runner Lanni Marchant's long road back from hip surgery
Former Canadian-record holder may enter fall marathon with eye on 2020 Olympic return

(Women's Running) Athletics: Prepping for the Chicago Marathon, Amy Cragg Puts Trust in Her Team
In 2018 she wasn’t ready to compete, but the world championships bronze medalist is now happily back to the "marathon grind."

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UKA officials opposed James Ellington's heroic comeback at Anniversary Games in London... just two years after surviving near-fatal motorcycle crash in Tenerife
* James Ellington's heroic return to the track met opposition from UK Athletics
* Ellington was 'lucky to be alive' after motorcycle crash in Tenerife in 2017
* He has not run 100m since August 2016 and struggles to sprint without pain
* The 33-year-old will make his comeback at the Anniversary Games on Saturday
* UKA staff wanted the lane to be offered to an athlete capable of running faster

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Julian Alaphilippe answers critics: ‘I know the work I’ve done to get here’
The Frenchman says he wouldn't face the same scrutiny if he wasn't wearing the yellow jersey

(Business Insider) Drugs in Sport: Why Lance Armstrong, who won his first Tour de France 20 years ago this month, has been treated more harshly than the other cheaters, according to his former friend and teammate>A?

(Runner's World) Triathlon:New York City Triathlon Among Races Canceled Due to Dangerous Heat Wave
With weekend temperatures set to hover around 100, race directors made the difficult call

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: British sprinter admits she sometimes lacks belief
Britain's triple European sprint champion Dina Asher-Smith says she still doubts herself despite her success on the track
(The Telegraph) All eyes on Dina Asher-Smith for Anniversary Games after record-breaking performance at European Championships

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Teams divided over use and risks of ketones at Tour de France
'Ketones aren't on the list of banned drugs but we must monitor usage' says UCI President
The confirmation that several of the most successful teams at this year's Tour de France are using ketones has sparked debate amongst teams, and even a call for the revolutionary dietary aid to be banned to ensure that riders are competing on a level playing field

(The National) Athletics: Andy Butchart on the way back after admitting move to the US was a mistake
The grass is not always greener, Andy Butchart has discovered. The sun, certainly, was brighter in California than in Stirling and the lifestyle laid back and enriching

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why You Can’t Miss the USA Track and Field National Championships
Starting July 25, the best runners in the country are battling it out for the chance to rep Team USA

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(The Guardian) Cycling:Alaphilippe extends Tour lead over Thomas with stunning time-trial win
Frenchman extends lead over Thomas to 1min 26sec on stage 13 - Thomas was expected to gain time back on Alaphilippe

(Washington City Paper) Athletics: The Mysterious Path to Professional Running

(USATF) Athletics: Two-time Team USATF coach Bob Larsen selected as 2019 Legend Coach

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans go hunting in London's Anniversary Games

(Spikes) Athletics: Belief - by Winnie Nanyondo
Sometimes it’s not your competitors who beat you, but your own mind

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Meteoric Laura Muir in best 'form of her life' ahead of London Anniversary Games

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith targets British record to beat world-class field in London
Sprint sensation Dina Asher-Smith believes she may have to break her own British record to triumph at this weekend’s Anniversary Games

(BBC) Athletics: Anniversary Games: James Ellington stung by bee ahead of competitive return
British sprinter James Ellington is determined to make his comeback from a motorbike accident this weekend despite suffering a reaction to a bee sting

Triathlon: Edmonton ready to welcome triathletes for the penultimate stop of the WTS season
The city of Champions, Edmonton, is set to play WTS host once again with top triathletes from around the globe arriving in the Canadian prairie city for a chance to get some valuable ranking points at the end of the season.

(CBC) Athletics: 'We're not completely back:' Andre De Grasse has work to do to catch elite runners
2016 Olympian must be quicker, more efficient in first 30 metres of the 100, says coach Rana Reider

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Adam Gemili and Andre De Grasse exclusive interview: How sprinting's forgotten men fought back from injury torment

(The Guardian) Athletics: 96-year-old Roy Englert runs 42-minute 5K to shatter age-group world record
Englert, 96, runs 5000m in 42:30.23 to set age-group record - Virginia native already held the records in 800m and 1500m

(Sport24) Athletics: Simbine on the hunt for fast times in London

(BBC) Athletics: Anniversary Games preview: Steve Cram's ones to watch
The World Athletics Championships are two months away and this weekend's Anniversary Games might provide a good indication as to who will be in medal contention in Doha

(EA) Athletics: Getting to know Amy Hunt, the world's fastest U18 200m runner

(ITU) Triathlon: WTS Edmonton elite men’s field ready to shine

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(The Guardian) Cycling: Simon Yates takes fine stage 12 win as Rohan Dennis dramatically quits Tour
British rider outwits fellow escapees on first Pyrenean stage - Time-trial specialist Dennis’s departure shrouded in mystery

(CBC) Athletics: The Breakdown: Andre De Grasse walks you through a 100m race
The 100M seems to go by in a flash, but three-time Olympic medallist walks you though all of the different things that can happen withon only 10 seconds or less on the track

Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Participants To Celebrate Running And Music With Free Access To American Music Festival Performances
The Deloreans, a popular 80s showband, to rock the finish line festival following Half Marathon on Sunday

(Sir Walter Miler) Athletics: 2019 Initial Sir Walter Miler Elite Men’s Field Announced

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Tim Bornholdt - Technological Freak of Nature
Carrie pulls her editor Tim Bornholdt out from behind the computer and takes him on a run! They talk about the behind-the-scenes of C Tolle Run, his app development business, his crazy injuries, and much more

(NBC) Athletics: World’s fastest mom leads London Diamond League fields; stream schedule

Athletics: Benson Kipruto To Defend Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Title
The 28 year old Kenyan star also has his eye on the course record

(ITU) Triathlon: Spivey targets her first WTS victory in Edmonton

(The Star) Athletics: Chespol leads top stars for Prisons championships
* In the sprints, Maureen Jelagat, Florence Wasike and Gladys Ngure will face off in the 400m hurdles
* Former Africa 10,000m champion Alice Aprot will be seeking to bounce back to form in her speciality after a poor performance in the All Africa Games trials last month at the same venue

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot to refine speed at Prisons event

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya faces challenge to defend steeplechase title at Doha worlds

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Medals aren’t the only tell-tale signs of success
Sometimes we need to be patient with young athletes and let their talent develop naturally

(BBC) Athletics: I'm fine with my 'dad bod' - Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford
When Greg Rutherford posted a photo of himself in training to swim the Channel, he wasn't expecting to be criticised for his "dad bod"

(Mirror) Athletics: Kyle Langford's no-ban punishment branded inadequate by top athletics coach
"I cannot believe the sport has not stood up and made an example of him with a decision more in line with other sports. For a punishment to have no suspension is no punishment to me"

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan distance runner gets 8 years ban
Kenya's long distance runner Salome Biwott is the latest Kenyan to be banned from any competition for violating anti-doping rules

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Allie Ostrander on Joining the Brooks Beasts, Boise State Success, Calling Out Body Image Criticism

(Track & Field News) Athletics: T&FN’s 63rd National Men’s Relay Rankings - Aggies & Gators Tie
T&FN’s 40th National Women’s Relay Rankings - Aggies Edge Hogs

(The National) Triathlon: Role models Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie spur triathlon teen to new heights

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Ironman Canada to Return to Penticton After 8 Years Away
After nearly a decade of tumultuous politics, Penticton will once again host Ironman Canada starting in 2020

(IAAF) Athletics: Gebrhiwet and Gidey take 10,000m titles at Ethiopian trials in Hengelo

(CBC) Athletics: Alysha Newman raises her Canadian pole vault record to 4.77m at German meet
London, Ont., native had cleared 4.76 on June 8 at Speed River Inferno event

(ESPN) Cycling: Pardon his French, it was a tough day for Thibaut Pinot at the Tour de France

(The Hindu) Athletics: I am not finished yet, says Dutee Chand
She is yet to qualify for both this year’s Worlds and 2020 Olympics

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(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Purpose In The Process
Let’s just consider running shoes for a second, shall we?

(The Guardian) Cycling: Caleb Ewan wins Tour de France stage 11 as Julian Alaphilippe stays in yellow
Ewan pips Groenewegen in mass sprint to win in Toulouse - Alaphilippe retains his overall Tour de France lead

(Imeos 1:59 Challenge) Athletics: Patrick Sang on Eliud Kipchoge
Patrick Sang is a Kenyan former international athlete who has been the coach of Eliud Kipchoge since 2001. Sang won a silver medal in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 1992 Olympics and two World Championships silver medals (1991 and 1993) in the same discipline. He has been coaching Kipchoge since 2001

(Evening Standard) Athletics: London Anniversary Games 2019: Schedule, results, live stream and TV

(Runner's World) Athletics: 29% of Athletes Who Die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Have Symptoms - Here’s What to Look For
Know the signs so you can get checked out

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian track and field athletes are still most tested for doping - anti-doping watchdog

( Olympics: Tokyo’s Sizzling Summers Have Olympic Planners Preparing for the Worst

Athletics: Indie Rock Band, The Strumbellas To Headline Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half-Marathon
Indie rock sextet to perform following Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at Forsyth Park outside finish line festival on Saturday, Nov. 2

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Born to Walk Barefoot
Shoes protect our feet, but they also alter our strides and could increase the wear on our leg joints

(Running USA) Athletics: CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Joins AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking Qualifying Series

(The Telegraph) Athletics: James Ellington exclusive interview: Making Tokyo 2020 will be 'walk in the park' after recovery from horrific injuries

(Running USA) Athletics: American Gold Medalist Bob Schul to be Second Featured Speaker at Air Force Marathon

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Kyle Langford avoids suspension for physical altercation with track official after red card at BMC meeting, as 800m star is only handed £1,000 fine
* British 800m runner Kyle Langford avoided severe sanctions from UK Athletics
* The Gold Coast 2018 medalist had 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'
(The Guardian) Kyle Langford’s £1,000 fine for run-in with official ‘lenient’ and ‘derisory’
British 800m runner appeared to grab 74-year-old by throat - Toni Minichiello among coaches to criticise UKA’s punishment

(NBC) Athletics: Anita Wlodarczyk, one of track and field’s most dominant, sidelined

(Sir Walter Miler) Athletics: 2019 Initial Sir Walter Miler Elite Women’s Field Announced

(Outside Online) Athletics: Can the Oregon Project Change Its Image?
After years in the doghouse, the country’s most talented running team seems to be looking to reinvent itself

(Track & Field News) Athletics: The U.S.’s Potent Women’s Steeplechase Duo
Emma Coburn & Courtney Frerichs pulled off a surprise 1-2 at the ’17 World Championships

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(Oregon Live) Athletics: Four-time NCAA champion Jessica Hull signs with Nike, joins the Oregon Project

(CityAM) Athletics: Laura Muir interview: Scottish star on her route into athletics, veterinary career and competing at London’s Anniversary Games

(SportsNet) Athletics: Beyond Sport: De Grasse still motivated to be fastest man in world
Canada’s Andre De Grasse has to listen to his body, now more than ever, and focus on the present because the future will take care of itself, but is always motivated by the goal of being the fastest man in the world

(BA) Athletics: World-Class Fields Confirmed As Müller Anniversary Games Start-Lists Go Live

(Sweat Scienc @ Outside Online) Endurance Sports: How to Talk Yourself Into Better Endurance
A new study looks at the effect of subtle wording changes on the performance-boosting power of motivational self-talk

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping labs on alert as powdered Aicar reported in Tour de France peloton
Aicar is a fat-burning agent that can now be delivered in powder form, dissolved in water, cola or an energy drink

(Citizen TV) Athletics: Kamworor roars to 10K glory at Police Games

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyegon engage the high gear in training as she seeks to defend the title in Doha
* Faith relocated from Keringet to Eldoret, the home city of her husband, a move principally made to receive additional family support, but which would also lead to a change to her coaching set up.
* In Keringet she trained solely with a pacemaker, but for her twice-weekly track sessions in Eldoret, she can train alongside world-class athletes such as 2015 world steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng and Commonwealth 800m champion Wycliffe Kinyamal

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK announces selection criteria for World Championships

(Kyodo News) Athletics: Sprint legend Usain Bolt expecting high-voltage games in Tokyo

(FloTrack) Athletics: Alberto Salazar Says Slow Pace Helped Sifan Hassan Break Mile World Record
The Nike Oregon Project coach now has two athletes with world records in the mile: Yomif Kejelcha (indoors) and Sifan Hassan (outdoors).

(IAAF) Athletics: Ridgeon addresses alarming decrease in global sports participation in keynote at Sports Decision Makers Summit

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 68 with Tyler McCandless
"I don’t care if somebody wants to criticize my 5K time from July 4 - I mean, I got an opportunity to go and race and I went out a little too hard, I made a few mistakes, I learned a bunch from it. It was awesome. That’s the point of it, that’s the point of racing. So I think that’s a really critical component: nowadays people race less because there’s too much pressure on those results instead of focusing on the process."

(FloTrack) Athletics: After 1:41 In Monaco, The Real Battle Begins Now For Nijel Amos

(Rome Sentinel) Athletics: Tanzania runner hangs on to defend Boilermaker 15K title

(Outside Online) Cycling: Lance Armstrong's Analysis of the 2019 Tour de France
Cycling’s most infamous legend talks us through the twists and turns of the Tour with his daily podcast and exclusive updates on 'Outside'

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Malindi Elmore returns to marathon at 39 after lengthy break
'I feel like somebody who just likes to run and run fast,' says 1,500-metre specialist

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(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

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(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

( 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

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(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

Canada Day Road Races - Kanata, ON

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