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Runner's Web July 2023 FrontPage Archive

    July 31, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Non-Binary Rugby Player Who Was ‘Hardest Hitter’ On Men’s Team Accused Of Injuring Female Competitors: Report

(EA) Athletics: Mechaal defeats Katir in a 1500m thriller at the Spanish Championships
Experience told as Adel Mechaal outsprinted world bronze medallist and Spanish record-holder Mohamed Katir in a fast and thrilling 1500m final at the Spanish Championships in Torrent on Sunday

(BBC) Athletics: Ryan Crouser: Record-breaking American reinventing the shot put with the 'Crouser Slide'
When Dick Fosbury leapt backwards over the bar to win high jump gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, it changed the discipline forever

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Injury-plagued Emmanuel Korir banking on past form ahead of World Championships
The world 800m champion has described what he feels about the competition facing him in Budapest next month

(The Times) Cycling: Katie Archibald: I still feel guilty over Rab Wardell’s death
The 29-year-old cyclist says her priority now is to tell people of her partner’s influence on the sport in Scotland

(The Mirror) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah confirms FINAL race in London before Olympic hero's retirement
Sir Mo Farah is set to retire in September, with the Olympic gold medallist planning to compete one last time in London on September 3 ahead of his final ever race on September 10

(Fast Women) Athletics: Elle St. Pierre is excited for a fresh start

(The Times) Olympics: Paris Olympics 2024: Whatever happens in Ukraine, Games will feel legacy of war
Conflict has routinely created a backdrop to the Olympics and Paris will be no different a year from now

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Daisy Kimeli reigns supreme at the Bogota Half Marathon
Kimeli, 28, was in the leading pack from gun to the 19th km mark where she unleashed a finishing kick to cut the tape in 1:15:13

(Balls.IE) Athletics: O'Sullivan And Healy Serve Up A Cracker At The National Athletics Championship

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse wins 200m to deny Brown 5th straight sprint double at track and field nationals
1st victory in the distance for 2020 Olympic champ since 2022 outdoor season opener

    July 30, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(CTV) Athletics: Canadian track and field championship wraps with De Grasse victory in 200 metres

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala confident despite finishing second in Austria race
* Omanyala thanked his fans in Austria for turning up to cheer up
* In everything we give thanks to God," said Omanyala

(WA) Athletics: Zhoya and Rogers among athletes to impress with national title wins

(Pulse Sports) Drugs in Sport: Former Olympic 800m Champion Wilfred Bungei calls for criminalization of doping among Kenyan athletes
Bungei has described the increasing number of doping cases as “embarrassing” to Kenya, adding that in his time, they were never allowed to even use supplements

(CBC) Athletics: Sarah Mitton golden in shot put at Canadian national trials, Craig Thorne wins 110m hurdles
Mitton has 1 more meet before heading to world championships in mid-August

(Daily Mail) Cuycling: Mark Cavendish could RETURN next summer to break Eddy Merckx's record and become the Tour de France's most decorated stage winner after crashing on stage eight
* Mark Cavendish's new documentary talks about his career and his depression
* It also hinted he may not be done yet - despite announcing his retirement
* Cavendish boke his collarbone in a crash on stage eight of the Tour de France

(USATF) Athletics: Simbassa, Taylor Impress in Victories at the USATF 7 Mile Championships

(Pulse Sprts) Athletics: Kenya's mixed relay team disqualified in Germany leaving World Championships hopes bleak
The team had gone to Germany with the hope of improving their time and also rising through the ranks

    July 29, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(IWF) Women in Sport: Inga Thompson
3x Olympian Fights for Women’s Right to Compete—And Wins

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Matthew Hudson-Smith, Britain's king of the comeback, is ready to rise again at the World Championships... PLUS anger over selection heats up
* Matthew Hudson-Smith to be named in British squad for Budapest next month
* Laura Muir back on track after smashing Zola Budd’s 1985 British mile record
* Keely Hodgkinson predicted to win 800m gold at the Paris Olympics next year

(BBC) Athletics: Jazmin Sawyers: Netflix series & structured league can help athletics after 'magic' London Diamond League
At a time when there is talk of athletics suffering, with uncertainty around what direction it is heading in, all you had to do was spend time at the London Diamond League to realise there remains a huge appetite for the spor

(Independent Institute) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines Interview: Preserving the Integrity of Women's Sports

(WA) Athletics: Asinga breaks world U20 100m record at the South American Championships

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Mary Moraa remains unfazed by threat of defending champion Athing Mu ahead of World Championships
The Kenyan 800m medal prospect is confident of stunning the American and winning gold in Budapest next month

(The Reporter) Athletics: Hungary prepares to take center stage for track and field’s best
Ethiopia’s stars set their sights on Budapest

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse misses cut for 100m final at nationals, fails to meet qualifying standard for worlds
Markham, Ont., native clocks 10.21 seconds, finishes 9th in semifinal
(Globe and Mail) Brown wins fifth straight 100m title, De Grasse misses final at Canadian trials

(WA) Athletics: On track with Kipyegon and Kipchoge

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Rhasidat Adeleke hoping to lean into nationals ‘buzz’ at Santry

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics defend their strict selection policy for the World Championships - with some of the furious athletes threatening legal action
* Only 51 athletes were named in Great Britain's initial party for Budapest
* Up to 20 athletes will miss out and some have threatened to take legal action
* Technical director Stephen Maguire says policy is based on getting best results

(The Times) Cycling: Mark Cavendish drops strongest hint yet he will carry on racing
The cycling great discusses the broken collarbone he suffered during the Tour and the overwhelming reaction to the Netflix documentary in which he opens up about suicidal thoughts

)BA) Athletics: Great Britain And Northern Ireland Squad Selected For The 2023 World Athletics Champs

(EA) Athletics: Final entries published for Jerusalem 2023 European Athletics U20 Championships

(Irish News) Athletics: Ciara Mageean and Rhasidat Adeleke withdraw from National Track & Field Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: UKA chief defends ‘winning’ selection policy that sees British athletes miss out
At least 19 athletes will miss world championships in Budapest - Stephen Maguire denies smallest team in 15 years is due to costs
(The Telegraph) Britain announces slimmed-down team for World Athletics Championships
The controversial selection policy has sparked anger among those athletes left out
(The Times) No British athlete in 21 events as small squad is named for World Championships

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Laura Muir & Eilish McColgan among eight Scots in GB team
Laura Muir and Eilish McColgan head an eight-strong Scottish contingent at next month's World Athletics Championships in Budapest

    July 28, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Diamond League) Athletics: Warholm, Dos Santos and Benjamin to face off in Zurich
The three best 400m hurdlers in the world - Karsten Warholm, Alison Dos Santos and Rai Benjamin - will face off at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Zurich on August 31st

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Thiago Braz, Olympic pole-vault champion and record holder, suspended for doping
2016 gold medallist's jump of 6.03 metres still stands as top mark at Games

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith named in GB team for Budapest
Zharnel Hughes, Keely Hodgkinson and Dina Asher-Smith have been named in Great Britain's team for the World Athletics Championships in Budapest

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan Is Ruffling Feathers During Her Doping Ban
Houlihan has been throwing down impressive times this summer, despite being suspended from her sport

(MileSplit) Athletics: Kara Goucher, The Longest Race, And Speaking Up

(Pulse Sports) Drugs in Sport: Why Kenyan drug cheats prefer these four substances
Kenya has remained on the list of shame as doping cases escalate and it has emerged that a big percentage use specific substances for various reasons

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Defending champions Angela Tanui and Edwin Soi to return to Bogota Half Marathon
Tanui and Soi won last year’s edition of the Half Marathon in style, clocking 1:13:29 and 1:05:27 respectively

(OutKick) Women in Sport: ESPN’s Sam Ponder Strongly Backs Paula Scanlan, Ex-Teammate of Trans Swimmer Lia Thomas, After Emotional Testimony

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon explains why breaking world records is still not her biggest achievement
The double Olympic and world champion has recorded remarkable success on the track but her humble beginnings remains her proudest moment

(Lindsey Hein) Running: Episode 476: Extreme Ultra Running; Moab 240 and Leadville 100 Champion, Recent 3rd Place at Hardrock 100
Annie Hughes is an ultrarunner who just placed 3rd at Hardrock 100. She is an up and coming ultrarunner but has already made a name for herself in the short time that she has been doing it. In 2019, she left her college team to pursue ultrarunning and hasn’t looked back!

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Ex-UPenn swimmer testifies before Congress on Lia Thomas experience; opens up about 2016 sexual assault
Scanlan competed alongside Lia Thomas from 2021-2022

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: “Non-Binary” Male Rugby Player Accused Of Injuring Female Competitors Was Awarded “Hardest Hitter” On Men’s Team

(The Post Millenial) Women in Sport: Former UPenn female swimmer testifies that teammates of Lia Thomas were forced to undergo 're-education' to make them 'comfortable with the idea of undressing in front of a male'
"My teammates and I were forced to undress in the presence of Lia, a 6' 4" tall biological male, fully intact with male genitalia 18 times per week."

(WA) Athletics: Shocks and surprises from past World Championships

(The Standard) Athletics: Will Kenya dance to the top once again in Budapest?

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Athletics set for Netflix show with Dina Asher-Smith and Noah Lyles in line to feature in new documentary series about 100m and 200m stars
* A camera crew have been following the track and field circuit this season
* Dina Asher-Smith, the 2019 world 200m champion, is set to feature in the show
* World 200m champion Noah Lyles is in line to play a prominent role in the series

    July 27, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Canadian shot putter Sarah Mitton looking for another big showing at nationals with worlds in sight

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Andre De Grasse working back to form as athletes in program succeeding on multiple levels

(WA) Athletics: Usain Bolt | The world's fastest man
The sprint legend on early life, world records and the future

(The Times) Athletics: Shot putter to pay own way at World Championships as UKA blocks invite
Amelia Strickler says UK Athletics should be fined – ‘I’d love a lawyer to get involved’

(VNExpress) Athletics: Elite runners compete at VnExpress Marathon Nha Trang 2023

(ITU) Triathlon: Beaugrand wears the no.1 as French athletes look to take WTCS Sunderland by storm

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Usain Bolt exclusive on Paris 2024: 'That's what I am excited about'
The Jamaican sprint legend was the special guest for the presentation of the next Olympic and Paralympic torch on the Seine in Paris

(WA) Athletics: Vadlejch’s quest for global glory leads to Budapest

(Daily Mail) Athletics: ritish athletes are considering legal action against UK Athletics after missing out on a place at the World Championships due to strict selection rules
* A group of British athletes are considering legal action against UK Athletics
* Some stars will miss out on World Championships despite their high rankings
* UKA has a set of strict selection rules that some athletes claim are costing them

(CBC) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon runs the world, and will Noah Lyles break Bolt's WR in the 200m? | Athletics North

    July 26, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Data technology firm projects United States to top Paris 2024 medals table
An entertainment and data technology firm has predicted the United States to top the medals table at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

(Pulse Sport) Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei to make her first appearance at the Chicago Marathon in October
Jepkosgei will be searching for her first win in the marathon since the season started

(The Guardian) Athletics: British athletes accuse UKA of ‘stealing’ World Championships chance
* Lina Nielsen, Joshua Zeller and Amelia Strickler air their anger
* UK Athletics set to reject World Championships invitations

(ESW) Athletics: Defending Champions Lead a Competitive Field Looking to Continue the Tradition of Record-Breaking Performances on the Streets of Chicago

(TrailRunning) Running: Bear kills runner near Yellowstone National Park
As officials continue their search for the grizzly involved in the fatal attack in Montana, a runner is recovering from a separate run-in with a bear near Canmore, Alberta

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Mark Cavendish admits he 'felt worthless' during his battle with depression... with doctors fearing the Tour de France icon was suicidal before his 2021 comeback
* Mark Cavendish has said he 'didn't feel anything' in the depths of his depression
* Battling injury, sickness, and depression, his road back to cycling looked steep
* A new Netflix documentary exposes his struggles and the joys of his comeback

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: American sprint legend identifies Omanyala’s weakness that could limit him from sprinting efficiently
The four-time Olympic champion has high confidence in Africa’s fastest man ahead of the World Championships but thinks his biggest strength could also be his main undoing

(BBC) Olypics: Team GB tipped to bring home 62 medals from Paris 2024 Olympic Games

(AW) Athletics: The world 800m record that has stood the test of time
Jarmila Kratochvílová’s 800m mark of 1:53.28 was set 40 years ago, but rather than being celebrated it is mired in controversy

(WA) Athletics: The rise of Africa at the World Athletics Championships

(The Times) Women in Sport: How six British riders conquered the first Tour de France Femmes
Fuelled by raw steak, omelettes and strong public feeling against the event, Sylvia Hayden and her team-mates made cycling history

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Kipruto and Chepngetich to face strong fields in Chicago

(Balls.IE) Athletics: 'I Want To Be Really Dominant In My Event And On The Track' - Rhasidat Adeleke

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Warner Brothers Discovery name Asher-Smith as Paris 2024 ambassador
World champion and double Olympic relay medallist Dina Asher-Smith has admitted that she considers Paris 2024 "like a home Olympics" after she was revealed as the new Olympic ambassador for Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD) Sports with exactly a year to go until Paris 2024

(SMH) Olympics: Paris floats new venue for Olympics Games opening ceremony

(Daily Monitor) Athletics:Nakaayi feeling great ahead of Budapest
For a second time in a space of a week, Nakaayi lowered her own personal best (PB) and national record (NR), this time at the London Diamond League (DL) Meeting in England

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kelvin Kiptum set for Chicago Marathon
* The Kenyans will face stiff competition from Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba (2:18:05), Sutume Kebede (2:18:12), Tigist Girma (2:18:52) and Ababel Yeshaneh (2:20:51)
* Also in the mix is London Marathon champion Sifan Hassan with a personal best time of 2:18:33, USA’s Alphine Tuliamuk (2:24:37) and Des Linden (2:22:38)

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF dominates medal table at NACAC

    July 25, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics:40th Edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29
Frankfurt celebrates its Marathon Anniversary with recruitment of European Silver Medallist Matea Parlov Kostro and rising Kenyan star Samwel Mailu

(WA) Athletics: ASICS becomes official sponsor of the World Athletics Athlete Refugee Team

(WA) Athletics: Track Chats with Nafi Thiam

(The Times) Cycling: UCI tells UK: Banning Russians will hurt chances of hosting events
David Lappartient claims that the government does not trust the cycling organisation to ensure Russian and Belarusian athletes are competing as neutrals before the World Championships in Scotland next month

(EA) Athletics: Finland's rising hammer hero Kosonen is ready for more magic after home gold in Espoo
She is a huge fan of Harry Potter, but hammer thrower Silja Kosonen also has a magic touch of her own. She has certainly been leaving her rivals spellbound in the major age group championships in recent years

(Binary) Women in Sport: IOC scraps prestigious women’s award

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: 2023 Canadian Track & Field Championships: Full schedule and how to watch
Your guide on how to watch the 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships that serves as trials for the World Athletics Championships from 27-30 July.

(Daily Hive) Drugs in Sport: Canadian relay team will finally receive Olympic medals after another country was caught cheating

(Mountain Democrat) Women in Sport: The Balancing Act: Destroying women’s sports

(The Times) Olympics: Paris 2024: Team GB to use emergency app for ‘severe’ terror threat
Bomb-carrying drones cited among the security concerns at the Olympics, though intelligence has not uncovered any specific dangers to the Games

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala on a mission to make Kenya the new cradle of sprinters
His hard work and unwavering spirit are what propelled him from 10.38 seconds to a sub-10 athlete

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson sets sights on world medal then Olympic gold
Heptathlete leaps to 6.60m in long jump at London Stadium - ‘I want to be back to my best for the Olympics’
(Daily Mail) Katarina Johnson-Thompson believes she can medal at the World Championships in Budapest despite her struggles with injury
* Katarina Johnson-Thompson is confident that she can medal in Budapest
* Johnson-Thompson has endured much misfortune with injuries in recent years
*30-year-old says getting over her Achilles injury has been a mental challenge

    July 24, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(CitisuMag) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon Wants To Go Faster After Breaking 1500m, 5000m World Records

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Polls about support for Paris 2024 contradict each other on eve of one year to go until Olympics
Paris 2024 has released the results of a survey that shows there remains strong public support for next year’s Olympics and Paralympics after another poll suggested otherwise

(Dublin People) Athletics: Adeleke set to headline 150th Anniversary of National Track and Field Championships

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: What stunned record holder Beatrice Chepkoech said after losing steeplechase race to youngster
The steeplechase record holder has got much to ponder and work on before the World Championships and the remaining legs of the Diamond League

(Outside Online) Athletics: Olympian Faith Kipyegon Just Broke Three World Records. She’s Not Slowing Down.
The Kenyan middle-distance runner is considered by many the best of all-time. Just a few weeks until the World Athletics Championships, she’s never been more ready

(Bicycling) Cycling: Can Year Two of the Tour de France Femmes Live Up to Expectations?
Will this year’s Tour de France Femmes top last year’s Tour de France Femmes? Zwift's Kate Veronneau thinks so, and here's why

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard’s generation offers clean break from murky past

(CBC) Athletics: Runners Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Noah Lyles, Femke Bol shine before 50,000 fans in London
Alysha Newman, Canada's lone athlete at Diamond League event, 9th in pole vault

(BBC) Athletics: London Diamond League 2023: Where might GB win medals at World Championships?
After a spectacular London Diamond League all attention now turns to the year's headline event: the World Athletics Championships in Budapest

(SF Chronicle) Athletics: Runner’s high: Here are the top winners in record-breaking S.F. Marathon

(Rouleur) Cycling: The Tour’s culture war
Jonas Vingegaard won the 2023 Tour de France and looks set for an era of dominance, but his style has not been a hit with all fans

(Daily Mail) Athletics: American sprint sensation Noah Lyles breaks incredible Usain Bolt record at Diamond League meet in London
Lyles passed Bolt's record for the most 200m sprints finished in sub-20 seconds
In the same race, Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes also set records for himself

(The Telegraph) Athletics: ‘I wrote 19.73 on my phone this morning’ – Zharnel Hughes predicted his new British 200m record
Hughes took 0.21secs off the previous mark of 19.94secs set by John Regis at the 1993 World Championships
(The Times) Zharnel Hughes breaks 200m record on a day that British athletics badly needed

(BBC) Athletics: The Warm Up Track: The Shot Put King
How has watching MMA and UFC fighters made him a better thrower?

(SportaLix) Women in Sport: US Women’s Team Says They’ll All Quit If Lia Thomas Gets a Tryout: “We Don’t Need a Ringer”

    July 23, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Bol blazes to 51.45 Diamond League record in London

(WA) Athletics: Kazmirek and Lagger make late charge in Bydgoszcz

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Jonas Vingegaard crowned Tour de France Champion for second year in a row, after Jordi Meeus took victory in the final stage with a photo finish
* Jonas Vindegaard has won the Tour de France for the second year in a row
* Tadej Pogacar came in second but trailed the Dane by over seven minutes
* Jordi Meeus won the final stage in a photo finish on the Champs-Elysees

(The Guardian) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes smashes John Regis’s 30-year British 200m record
Hughes correctly predicts British record 200m run of 19.73sec - Briton finishes third behind Noah Lyles and Letsile Tebogo

(The Times) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: It is right to insist runner suppresses hormones

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Female competitive cyclers outraged as transgender women overtake sport: 'This is not OK'
Transgender rider wins NYC event days after female cycling champ quits career over dominance of biological male competitors

(USATF) Athletics: Relays Reign Supreme on Day Three of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Sifan Hassan narrates how Faith Kipyegon's record-breaking spree has inspired her
So far this season, Kipyegon has broken three world records in a span of one month

(EA) Athletics: Dutch middle distance prodigy Laros sights sets on breaking records and taking on Ingebrigtsen
Running as fast as he is, as young as he is, it’s inevitable that 18-year-old Niels Laros draws comparisons with the ultimate teenage middle distance prodigy

(WA) Athletics: O’Dowda and Gaio lead at the half-way stage in Bydgoszcz

(AW) Athletics: Noah Lyles: “I feed off the bigger crowds”
Double world 200m champion relishing the chance to shine in front of 50,000 sell-out at London Diamond League

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Barshim eyes victory in London ahead of World Championships

(Daily Mail) Olympics: Inside the gold medal factory: The secrets behind Team GB's march on more Olympic glory! From onion soup to Jelly Babies... they've even won over the locals in French city Reims
* Over 300 athletes expected to use the two state-of-the-art training bases
* British squad currently training in France for World Championships in Japan
* Camps proved an performance advantage at both Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Legendary Kenyan distance runner Chebet laid to rest in Cherangany
* Chebet died on July 7 after a short battle with diabetes and high blood pressure.
* During an emotional burial at his home in Kiptoi, Cherangany Constituency, Trans Nzoia County, thousands of mourners among a team of retired athletes and Kenya Defence Forces officers said he was an inspiration to many

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    July 22, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Former Champion Gymnast Says Megan Rapinoe Is ‘Denying Reality’ On Trans Athletes Issue

(LA Times) Atletics: Bobby Kersee explains why Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone withdrew from a meet in Monaco

(The Times) Olympics: Government to back British athletes who boycott events with Russians
IOC has strongly condemned the government’s guidelines for sports governing bodies in UK, saying they “go against all rules of international sport”

(Diamond League) Athletics: London: Where to watch
Find out where to watch online and on TV as Noah Lyles, Shericka Jackson and Wayde Van Nierkerk continue their Wanda Diamond League campaigns in London Sunday

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Tadej Pogacar bounces back with stage win as Jonas Vingegaard all but seals Tour de France title

(The Spectator) Women in Sport: Megan Rapinoe wants to be the last female sports star
The retiring USWNT forward is happy with men competing

(BBC) Athletics: London Diamond League: Zharnel Hughes can 'definitely' break British 200m record, says Noah Lyles
Noah Lyles insists Zharnel Hughes can break the British 200m record in front of a sell-out crowd of 50,000 at the London Diamond League on Sunday

(WA) Athletics: Stars collide at every turn in London

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Holly Bradshaw shakes off thoughts of quitting to become one of the stars of British athletics, with the pole vaulter recovering from an Achilles injury to make the Diamond League in London
* Holly Bradshaw fought off doubts to become one of the stars of British athletics
* The pole vaulter has recovered from an Achilles injury to represent in London
* She says the field will resemble that at the World Championships and Olympics

(The Times) Cycling: Matej Mohoric lets tears flow as ‘cruel suffering’ ends in sprint win
Stage 19 triumph is emotional for Slovenian whose team-mate Gino Mäder died in a crash in June

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Marco Arop places 3rd in final 800M race before national championships
Kenya's Kipyegon breaks 3rd world record of season at Monaco Diamond League

(Irish Times) Athletics: Ciara Mageean smashes Sonia O’Sullivan’s Irish mile record to finish second in Monaco
Rhasidat Adeleke comes home fourth over 400m on her Diamond League debut

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Jackson beats Gabby Thomas at Monaco Diamond League
World 200m champion Shericka Jackson produced a comfortable performance winning her second Diamond League 200m race of the season in Monaco today

(Daily Nation) Athletics: History-maker Ferdinand Omanyala wins 100m at Monaco Diamond League
Omanyala clocked 9.92sec for victory ahead of Botswana's youngster Letsile Tebogo

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League Monaco: Faith Kipyegon breaks women's mile world record
Kenya's Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon smashed the women's mile world record at the Diamond League in Monaco

    July 21, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2023: Matej Mohoric wins stage 19 in photo finish
Matej Mohoric won stage 19 of the Tour de France in a thrilling photo finish ahead of Kasper Asgreen in Poligny

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics are forced to pay the BBC for covering Sunday's Diamond League at the London Stadium - ensuring it is televised amid huge financial problems in the sport
* UK Athletics have to pay BBC for covering Sunday's Diamond League meeting
* UKA have offered to cover a portion of the BBC's production costs
* The contract between the BBC and UKA is worth a fraction of the previous deal

(BBC) Athletics: London Diamond League: Keely Hodgkinson hopes to be one of Britain's greatest athletes
Keely Hodgkinson has no desire for her career to be anything less than extraordinary

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 474: Jess Stenson – 2x Olympian for Australia, 9th at 2022 NYC Marathon, and Baby Number 2 on the Way
Jess Stenson is an Olympic marathoner from Australia. She is the 2022 Commonwealth Games Champion. She runs for Lululemon. Jess has a 2:25:15 marathon PR and was 9th at the 2022 NYC Marathon in a time of 2:27:27

(The Eurpean Conservative) Women in Sport: France: National Rally MP Introduces Bill To Preserve Women’s Athletics
RN MP Julien Odoul likened allowing biological males who’ve ‘transitioned’ into transgender ‘women’ to “a form of legalized doping,” and argued it is a “real danger for women's sport that simply aims to replace sportswomen with sportsmen.”


(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Why supplements are a big headache for ADAK, sportspersons
* However, Yauma said not all the supplements have traces of the listed substances but he still advocates for total refrain
* He also revealed that erythropoietin (EPO), steroids, norandrosterone, triamcinolone acetonide, salbutamol and trimetazidine are among the most abused substances

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Wayde Van Niekerk returns to London bidding to write one of the great comeback stories
* Wayde Van Niekerk is one of the competitors at the Diamond League this week
* A freak knee injury shattered the 400m icon's dreams of Tokyo Olympic success
* But he has returned to the track in a bid for glory again, aiming for Paris 2024 (Evening Standard) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes interview: World’s fastest man believes his best is yet to come after stunning turnaround
Ahead of the London Diamond League meet, the British sprinter opens up on his incredible success in 2023, an Olympic nightmare and his relationship with Linford Christie

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Banned blood booster a challenge for anti-doping authorities, expert says

(Women's Running) Athletics: Changing the Norm: Oiselle Signs Four Female Distance Runners of Color
The new sponsorships reflect the brand’s commitment to diversity and representation

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Nigeria's Tobi Amusan could MISS next month's World Championships after 100m hurdles world record holder is charged with missing three doping tests
* The sprint hurdles world record holder will now miss the World Championships
* Amusan, 26, has recently been charged with missing three doping tests
* The Nigerian took to social media to reveal that she will 'fight' the charges

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: 'Shut Up' - Sha'Carri Richardson shows support to Tobi Amusan on alleged doping violation case
Sprints sensation Sha'Carri Richardson voiced her opinion on Tobi Amusan's alleged doping violation case

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiplimo - Aregawi showdown in Monaco
Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo will face his in-form friend Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi over the 5000m duel in Monaco tonight. Aregawi is the fastest over that distance in the world in 2023 but he has never lost a competitive race to Kiplimo across six meetings in five years. Meanwhile, another Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo will hope to fine-tune ahead of the Budapest Worlds when she runs the mile alongside her Kenyan friend Faith Kipyegon

(BBC) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powers to victory on 100m return in Luzern
Three-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered to victory in her first 100m sprint of the 2023 season in Luzern, Switzerland

Diamond League Monaco - Monaco

    July 20, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2023: Kasper Asgreen wins stage 18 as Jonas Vingegaard maintains lead
Kasper Asgreen claimed his first Tour de France stage victory as he held on to win stage 18 from an epic breakaway

(The Times) Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast rides to rescue with offer to host 2026 Commonwealth Games
Host of 2018 edition says it could use existing infrastructure for multi-sport event

(CBC) Athletics:Ahmed, Arop gearing up for World Athletics Championships with stacked races in Monaco
Well-rested athletes have only run a combined 5 individual races this outdoor season

(National Review) Women in Sport: Teen Girl ‘Heartbroken’ to Leave YMCA after Ban for Protesting Man in Women’s Locker Room

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: How to watch Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce race her 100m season debut at Luzern 2023 meeting
The three-time Olympic champion is the favourite for the women's 100m title in the meeting in Switzerland, a tune-up for the 2023 World Championships in Budapest

(IWF) Women in Sport: Competition - Title IX, Male-Bodied Athletes, and the Threat to Women’s Sports (Second Edition)1

(BBC) Athletics: London Diamond League 2023: How to watch and stars in action
The London Diamond League meeting takes place on Sunday at the London Stadium and features the biggest British names as well as a host of global stars

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Snowboarding coach sues school after being fired for views on transgender athletes

(WA) Athletics: Kipyegon, Warholm and McLaughlin-Levrone among world stars to descend on Monaco

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon Wants To Go Faster After Breaking 1500m, 5000m World Records>A?

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Tour de France winner-in-waiting Jonas Vingegaard forced to take FOUR drug tests in two days, with anti-doping chiefs sceptical about him, as his closest rival admitted 'I'm dead'
* Vingegaard extended his overall lead to one minute and 48 seconds on Tuesday
* The overall leader is usually tested once per day during the Tour de France
* But Vingegaard understands why anti-doping officials remain extra vigilant

(The Times) Cycling: Have we reached an era of cycling that can be trusted?
Technology advances have enabled riders to break records without there being a need for automatic suspicion. Is this naivety, asks David Bates

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyegon, Omanyala eye more records in Monaco
* Kipyegon, fresh from setting new world records in 1,500m and 5,000m, could add a third one to her collection when she competes in One Mile race, her first outing over the distance this year
* Kipyegon broke the 1,500m world record in Florence in a new time of three minutes and 49.11 seconds on June 2 before dismantling the 5,000m world record on June 9 in Paris Diamond League, France with a new time of 14:05.20

(Caadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canada’s Simone Plourde on turning pro and joining Nike’s Union Athletics Club
"I haven't been in the sport for very long, and I believe the sky's the limit," says Plourde

(Velo) Cycling: Is ‘technological fraud’ a real threat at the Tour de France?
The UCI X-rays the stage-winner and yellow jersey bikes every day

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard rides out of sight
Dane’s powerful display on 17th stage in Alps all but seals second Tour title

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Fashion-designing, singing long jump star Jazmin Sawyers relishing chance to shine at this weekend's Diamond League event at the London Stadium
* Jazmin Sawyers is targeting a medal at the World Championships and Olympics
* Sawyers is making her own outfit for the walk-in to the London Athletics meet
* She is also an expert singer-songwriter, appearing on ITV’s The Voice in 2017

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan doping: Why positive tests are the start of the solution
Athletics' extensive history of doping scandals is pockmarked by different nations: East Germany's formalised system of the 1970s and 80s, Soviet field athletes during the late Cold War, Chinese long-distance runners that formed Ma's Army in the 1990s, and Russia's state-sponsored regime that so sullied London 2012, to name a few

    July 19, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Top three fastest women of 2023 expected to clash at the Diamond League Meeting in London
a Lou is yet to clash with Richardson so far this year and the Meeting in London will be their first

(BAA) Athletics: Application Window Now Open for 2024 Boston Marathon Medical Research Funding Program

(The Christan Post) Women in Sport: Middle school boy who identifies as girl displaces over 100 female track athletes

(WA) Athletics: Greatest World Championships moments – top 10

(The Times) Olympics: IOC president: Climate change could impact timings of sports events
Thomas Bach said that the IOC was in contact with organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympics over possible “mitigation measures” next year

(Diamond League) Athletics: Monaco: Five things to look out for
Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Faith Kipyegon return to Wanda Diamond League action this Friday, while there are also some high profile clashes in the 400m hurdles and 3000m steeplechase at Herculis EBS Monaco

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Tobi Amusan disputes charge for missing doping tests
Nigerian 100m hurdles world record holder Tobi Amusan has vowed to "fight" after being charged with missing three doping tests

(Mexico News Daily) Athletics: Mexico City half marathon draws 30,000 runners

(Daily Mail) Commonwealth Games: London may step in to host the Commonwealth Games after the Australian state of Victoria pulled out of hosting in 2026 due to £3.5bn cost
* Victoria pulled out of hosting the Commonwealth Games at short notice
* Australian state blamed the spiralling costs of hosting the 12-day event
* London Mayor Sadiq Khan will support a submission for 2026 event

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Stunning Jonas Vingegaard ride blows away Tadej Pogacar

(BBC) At5hltics: Lynsey Sharp: Former European 800m champion among entries for BMC meet in Belfast
Former European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp will be among the entries as the British Milers Club returns to Belfast on Wednesday evening

(irish Times) Athletics: Rhasidat Adeleke finishes second to world champion Shericka Jackson on professional debut
The 20-year-old now moves on the 400m at Friday’s Diamond League in Monaco

(Pulse Sports) Athle4tics: Sha'Carri Richardson handed her first 100m defeat of the season by NCAA Champion Julien Alfred
NCAA champion Julien Alfred stunned Sha'Carri Richardson in the women's 100m event at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial, handing the US champion her first loss of the season

(CBC) Athletics: Jean-Simon Desgagnés runs PB, sets Quebec record and nears world, Olympic standards
24-year-old 4th in 3,000m steeplechase at Continental Tour Gold event in Hungary

    July 18, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France stage 16: Jonas Vingegaard keeps yellow jersey and blows away Tadej Pogacar
Jonas Vingegaard tightened his grip on the yellow jersey in the Tour de France after he blew away Tadej Pogacar in the individual time trial on stage 16

(WA) Athletics: Star-studded line-ups set for London Athletics Meet
British capital set to welcome the world as the Diamond League descends on Stratford on Sunday

(LinkedIn) Women in Sport: Think Piece: World Cycling Transgender Ban

(The Times) Drugs in Sport: Bitterness of a doper: I’ll take to my grave that I was so close to Tour win
Michael Rasmussen tells David Walsh about the disdain he still feels for hypocrisy of the team that fired him

(State of Swimming) Women in Sport: Time For IOC To Renew Its Vows With Sex-Based Sport & End Sorority Struggle For Fair Play

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen to attack 2000m world record in Brussels
Jakob Ingebrigtsen has already qualified for the Wanda Diamond League Final, but there will still be plenty at stake when he competes at the penultimate meeting of the season in Brussels on September 8th

(The Star) Athletics: Omanyala back in Europe as Budapest preps gather pace
* The African record holder announced he will be competing at the Meeting Herculis EBS at Fontevieilli in Monaco on Friday before heading to the Joskolauf meeting in Australia on July 29.
* “My fans have every reason to expect a good show in Budapest. My form in the last three Diamond League meetings speaks volumes about my potential,” Omanyala said.

(The Telegraph) Games: Commonwealth Games fury over Victoria withdrawal as hosts: ‘A humiliation, betrayal and gross exaggeration’
Games organisers now searching for alternative hosts after Victoria's state Premier said 'A$7 billion' costs could not be justified

(The Telegraph) Games: 2026 Commonwealth Games in Australia cancelled over funding issues
State premier in Victoria claims cost of hosting Games has trebled and says event is 'all cost, no benefit'

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Woman arrested with suspected doping materials at JKIA
* Shibutse noted that ADAK remains undeterred in the fight against doping in sport and continues to gather intelligence and conduct investigations on suspected doping activities around the country.
* “We are committed to discharge our mandate hence the enforcement of the World Anti-Doping Code and ADAK Anti-Doping Rules shall continue. The doping menace shall be defeated,” said Shibutse

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume confirmed for important meets in Hungary
The trio of Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi have been confirmed to compete at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Hungary

(Sunday World) Athletics: Rhasidat Adeleke confirms deal with Nike ahead of first professional race on Tuesday

(USATF) Athletics: Kurgat Runs to Victory at the USATF Women’s 6 km Championships

    July 17, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

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

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Now Waterstones is hit by accusations trans activists are HIDING Sharron Davies' book because it says it is unfair biological males can self-ID to compete as women in sports
* EXCLUSIVE: Customer claimed they couldn't buy Unfair Play at Waterstones
* Waterstones said that the book was in stock in all three shops customer went to
* Sharron Davies' book covers biological males competing as women in sports

(Outside Online) Athletics: When Will Eliud Kipchoge Slow Down?
What we can learn from the world’s greatest distance runner of all-time while he’s still in his prime

(SportSkeeda) Women in Sport:“Man steals woman’s medal,” “females pay the price” - Trans athlete Valentina Petrillo's bronze win at women’s 400m event gets slammed by internet

(WA) Running: Njeru and Kiriago secure Kenyan double at Fletta Trail

(Sky Sports) Women in Sport: Sexualised and ill-fitting: Is women's sport kit fit for purpose?

(The Telegraph) Women inn Sport: Paralympics chief calls on individual sports to decide transgender policies
Some Paralympic sports do have independent governing bodies but others are run by the same governing body as their Olympic counterparts

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Tour leader Vingegaard 'understands' doping scepticism

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Silesia Diamond League 2023: Sha'Carri Richardson hails "amazing" 100m victory over Shericka Jackson - results
USA sprinter takes big scalp in Poland, beating the fastest woman of 2023 a month before the World Athletics Championships get underway in Budapest

(irish News) Athletics: Sophie O'Sullivan claims European U23 gold in 1500m one-two for Ireland in Finland

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson: Unbeatable US champion defeats world No.1 Shericka Jackson at Silesia Diamond League
US Champion Sha'Carri Richardson extended her unbeaten run this season, defeating Shericka Jackson for the second time to win the Silesia Diamond League

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen, Rojas and Barshim break records in Silesia
Jakob Ingebrigtsen was one of 11 athletes to break a meeting record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Silesia on Sunday afternoon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Moraa breaks meet record in Silesia Diamond League
* Moraa hinted that she will run the 400m race in Monaco
* However, it wasn't a good evening for other Kenyan athletes who played second fiddle in the men's 1,500m, men's 3,000m steeplechase and women's 3,000m

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Footballers don’t know suffering like cyclists, says Arsène Wenger

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Nothing to separate Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar in Tour de France battle for the ages

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runner Philibert-Thiboutot qualifies for Paris 2024 in Diamond League season debut
Runs 21-100ths of a second under 1,500m standard; Ingebrigtsen in record form

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Tour de France teams hit out as fan taking selfie triggers mass crash on stage 15
Unified calls for more caution as three riders from defending champion's team are knocked off in mass pile-up

(BBC) Athletics: Jemma Reekie records 1500m personal best in Poland, moves second on Scottish list
Jemma Reekie ran a 1500m personal best of 3:58.65 at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Poland

    July 16, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Human Events) Women in Sport: SANITY: Males BANNED from competing in women's cycling events under new rules

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: No limits for Shericka ahead of Sha’Carri clash

(TimesNews) Athletics: Utah’s Young wins Crazy 8s title with strong final move; Kingsport native Russum wins women's title

(Diamond League) Athletics: Silesia: Where to watch

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Gutless IOC must step up on trans athletes – women deserve fairness
If it had the will or the courage, the IOC could solve all trans controversies in sport at a stroke

(JackDogWekch) Athletics: Coach Roy Benson
“Isn’t it great that our sport doesn’t need human judges? No need for us to worry about ‘artistic’ merit, no one around taking off points for our form. All we’ve got to do is just put low numbers on the objective, non-partisan, incorruptible clock. Best is least.“

(Inside the Gameas) Athletics: O'Sullivan warns Wavelight pacing technology makes athletics "more predictable and less exciting"
Sonia O'Sullivan, one of Ireland's greatest athletes, has warned that the Wavelight technology increasingly used for pacing record attempts is in danger of making the sport "more predictable and less exciting to watch"

(The Repository) Athletics: 'Hoping they didn't get me': Ednah Kurgat holds of strong field, wins Canton Women's 6K

(WA) Atheltics: Alekna and Zhoya break European U23 Championship records in Espoo

(AW) Athletics: Megan Keith and Charles Hicks win 5000m gold in Espoo
British distance runners enjoy victories at the European Under-23 Championships

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard cannot find way to shrug off dogged rival
Just ten seconds separate the two rivals after taking brutal battle to the Alps

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Luckless Australian Tour de France star forced to withdraw after yet another crash that underscores a miserable season
* Comes after tough stage in The Alps
* Had been struggling with fatigue
* Caps off a difficult season

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: (BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Championship: Beth Potter and Alex Yee win silver and bronze
Shericka Jackson believes she can break the women's 100m World Record of 10.49s, speaking in a press conference ahead of the Silesia Diamond League

Great Britain's Beth Potter won silver and Alex Yee took bronze at the World Triathlon Championship Super Sprint in Hamburg

Diamond League Silesia - Poland

    July 15, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Irish Times) Athletics: A new era for women’s 400m running, but we still need to talk about Marita Koch
No conversation around the women’s 400m world record can ignore the events of 38 years ago

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Japan's Yanagita Hiroki wins Asian Championships men's 100m
The top qualifier from the semi-finals Yanagita, who was part of Japan's 2022 world under-20 champion relay team, takes the Asian continental title for the first time

(WA) Athletics: Hata's big leap helps Japan to lead proceedings at Asian Championships

(The Times) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes: From barefoot grass sprints to vying for Bolt’s crown
The British 100m record-holder tells Matt Lawton how he used disqualification in Tokyo final to spur him on to greatness this season

USATF Women's 6 km Championships - Canton, Ohio

    July 14, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2023: Michal Kwiatkowski wins stage 13 as Pogacar cuts Vingegaard's lead
Michal Kwiatkowski took a superb solo win on stage 13 of the Tour de France as Tadej Pogacar clawed back more time on race leader Jonas Vingegaard

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Mary Moraa and Sydney McLaughlin set for a sprint showdown in Monaco
Moraa and McLaughlin have never crossed paths in any other event and this will be the first time they clash in the 400m

(BBC) Athletics:World Athletics Championships 2023: Fahnbulleh says African elite can challenge US sprinters
Liberia's Joseph Fahnbulleh says Africa is ready to challenge America's dominance on the sprint circuit

(The Sun) Women in Sport: The Next Lia Thomas? West Virginia Teenager Becomes Latest Biological Male To Dominate a Girls’ Sport
In nearly two years on her school’s track and field team, Becky Pepper-Jackson has beaten hundreds of adolescent, biological female athletes

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 472: Jenny Hitchings – Breaking Age Group American and World Records at 59
Jenny Hitchings broke an age group world record at 59 years old at the London Marathon this year running 2:45:27 which is a world record for the 55-59 age group. She placed 25th for women in a crowd of 48,000 runners

(WA) Athletics: Unsurpassed! El Guerrouj's 1500m world record reaches its silver jubilee

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Transgender runner, 49, wins bronze at Para World Championships
The Italian is the first transgender athlete to win a track and field medal on the global stage

(BBC) Athletics: Commonwealth Games: Team England equal gold medal best after silver upgraded
England have matched their best haul of 58 gold medals in a Commonwealth Games after it was ruled their women's 4x100m relay silver will be upgraded

(Deseret News) Athletics: What does former Olympian Henry Marsh think about Kenneth Rooks? ‘He has the ‘it’ factor’
Former Olympian says he was flattered to hear Rooks say he had to get in ‘Henry Marsh mode’ after falling at USA Championships

(BBC) Women in Sport: Emma Hilton explaining the issues surrounding DSD athletes @24:29

(Barron's) Women in Sport: Transgender Cyclists Barred From Women's Competition - UCI
(The Guardian) World cycling body tightens rules on transgender athletes after review
UCI says transgender athletes who transitioned after male puberty are to be barred from women’s events

(Diamond League) Athletics: Silesia: Five things to look out for
The Wanda Diamond League returns in Silesia, Poland this Sunday with world record chasers, returning champions and rising stars in action at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Meeting

(The Times) Olympics: Russia and Belarus won’t come to Paris Olympics, says IOC

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Philibert-Thiboutot in career-best running form after managing negative emotions
Eyes 1,500m Olympic standard Sunday in Poland after qualifying for upcoming worlds

(BBC) Athletics: Megan Keith wins gold in 5,000m at European Under-23 Championships

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Trans-Identified Male Wins Bronze In Women’s 400m At 2023 World Para Athletics Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: NAZ Elite and Head Coach Alan Culpepper Part Ways
The news comes three days after NAZ Elite athlete Krissy Gear won the U.S. steeplechase title

(WA) Athletics: Greatest World Championships moments – 20 to 11

(The Star) Athletics: Moraa, Omanyala to face stiff competition in Monaco
* Commonwealth Games 100m champion will feature in his specialty against a Jamaican double of Ackeem Blake and Thompso Kishane, Akani Simbine of South Africa Botswana's Letsile Tebogo and Lindsey Courtney of USA
* Double world record holder Faith Kipygon will test her speed in the one mile race against Olympic silver medalist Laura Muir

(NBC) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson meet in Silesia; Diamond League TV, live stream schedule

Harry Jerome Classic - Langley, BC

    July 13, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Maverick) Women in Sport: ‘Victory’ for Caster Semenya might have serious implications for the category of women’s sport

(WA) Athletics: Garcia Romo poised to make 1500m history

(The Telegram) Cyclibg: Cofidis' Ion Izaguirre wins stage 12 at the Tour de France

(WA) Athletics: Timetable released for World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24

(EA) Athletics: Senior standouts shine on the first morning session in Espoo 2023
European discus champion Mykolas Alekna, 20, made light work of qualification at the first morning session of the European Athletics U23 Championships in Espoo on Thursday

Athletics:Eliud Kipchoge will run the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24
The double Olympic Marathon champion from his triumphs in 2016 and 2021 has already set two world records on this fast course, running 2:01:39 in 2018 and performing even faster last year to take exactly half a minute off that time with 2:01:09

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: World Championships 1500m title reclamation begins as Abel Kipsang and Reynold Cheruiyot head to Silesia
The duo will face an acid test since the race has also attracted World 5000m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen who has been in epic form since the season began

(Newsweek) Women in Sport: There Is Only Male and Female. Women Pay the Price When We Pretend Otherwise

(Toronto Sun) Athletics: Time to set all the records straight about late, great Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Olympic medalist: Transgender women in women’s sports ‘10 times worse’ than East German doping

(Dong-A Ilbo) Athletics: 8,000 runners to run through Seoul in Super People Marathon

(Japan Running News) Athletics: October's Olympic Marathon Trials To Pay Out ¥35,000,000 In Prize Money

(IWF) Women in Sport: Title IX, Male-Bodied Athletes, and the Threat to Women’s Sports
Second Edition

(WA) Athletics: Benjamin and McLaughlin-Levrone join star-studded Monaco cast

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Peloton channel spirit of Bernard Hinault on easier day
Riders enjoy a welcome calmer stage on 45th anniversary of strike at the Tour

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Vivian Cheruiyot: Faith Kipyegon, Beatrice Chebet will bring 5000m gold home
Cheruiyot said that Kenya is in a better position to win medals through the combination of the world silver medalist Beatrice Chebet and the double world record holder Faith Kipyegon

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: ‘A long time coming’: Caster Semenya ‘elated’ to win discrimination case
"I have suffered a lot,’ says two-time Olympic winner -World Athletics wants ECHR to refer for final judgment
(BBC) Caster Semenya says 'justice has spoken' after European Court of Human Rights ruling
Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya says "justice has spoken" after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in her favour on Tuesday
(The Telegraph) Caster Semenya says World Athletics have 'serious questions' to answer about DSD rules
Sport's ruling body has stood by its decision to prevent her from running in women's race

    July 12, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(NY Times) Cycling: Far From the Tour de France, Colombia Falls Hard for Cycling
Soccer still reigns supreme in Latin America, but a popular ride in the hills above Medellín showcases a nation’s second love

(The Times) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya has suffered so much - think twice before judging her
It is hard to imagine how athlete has suffered but if the past 14 years have told us anything it is that we should at least try to

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: What Hellen Obiri and Beatrice Chepkoech told Moraa that sparked rampant performance in 800m
During the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Moraa made her debut in the global show in the 400m but failed to reach the final

(Tri247) Triathlon: Mark Allen told ‘the game has moved on’ as another IM star backs ‘Norwegian Method’

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Silesia Diamond League 2023: Preview, schedule, stars, how to watch Kamila Skolimowska Memorial
The global athletics circuit continues on 16 July after the mid-year national championships with a stop in Poland, where stars like Noah Lyles, Fred Kerley, Mondo Duplantis, Yulimar Rojas and Sha'Carri Richardson are due to compete

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: World Champion Tamirat Tola and Judith Korir headline star-studded fields for the Sydney Marathon
Tola, who will be competing in Australia for the first time will enjoy the company compatriots Amdemework Walelegn and Abayneh Degu

(EA) Athletics: How to follow the Espoo 2023 European Athletics U23 Championships

(WA) Athletics: One Moment In Time: Jackie Joyner-Kersee on her 1987 world titles

(PUlse Sports) Athletics: Mary Moraa explains inspiration behind her trademark dance as she warns Mu, Hodgkinson ahead of Budapest showdown
The Commonwealth champion has revealed why she does a celebratory jig after each race as she prepares for the 2023 World Championships

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Youngster Simon Koech optimistic of reclaiming Kenya's lost glory in 3000m Steeplechase
Kenya lost the title to Morocco last year for the first time ever since 2007

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: World Athletics is right to stand its ground: Caster Semenya does have an unfair advantage
Olympic champion deserves compassion but governing body is right to compel DSD athletes to embark on a course of testosterone suppression

    July 11, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines calls out Megan Rapinoe for 'virtue signaling' on transgender athletes: 'It's actually exclusive'
Rapinoe previously said she would 'absolutely' support trans athletes on the US women's soccer team

OPOYI) Women in Sport: Who is Abbigail Wheeler? 16-year-old Illinois swimmer kicked off YMCA SPY for speaking out against transgender women in team

(The Guadian) Cycling: Pello Bilbao denies Georg Zimmermann to win Tour de France stage 10
Bahrain Victorious rider triumphs with strong sprint - Spaniard moves up to fifth in general classification

(AP News) Athletics: World champion Tamirat Tola headlines an elite field for the Sydney Marathon

(World-Track) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson to make 400m debut at European Athletics U23 Championships
Keely Hodgkinson makes her 400m debut at the 2023 European Athletics U23 Championships. You can watch the action live online at

(World-Track) Athletics: Abby Steiner to have surgery after missing World Championships
Sprint star Abby Steiner has revealed that she’s been struggling with a heel injury and will have surgery on her left foot after missing out on a World Championships spot

(Herculis EBS) Athletics: High-level clashes in Monaco
True to both its standing and its reputation, the Meeting Herculis EBS will play host to a showstopping spectacle on the track at the Louis II Stadium on 21 July. This year, no fewer than 21 World and Olympic champions will be competing in Monaco

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya's intersex condition 46,XY: The athlete's biological makeup explained

(Ouside Online) Athletics: 10 Stunning Performances from the U.S. Track and Field Championships
Nikki Hiltz, Sha’Carri Richardson, and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone shine at the biggest weekend in American track and field. Here’s what went down

Athletics:TCS Amsterdam Marathon sold out in record time
Second start location next to Olympic Stadium to accommodate growing number of runners

(CityAM) Women in Sport: World Athletics stands firm on DSD rules despite Caster Semenya legal victory
(WA) World Athletics responds to European Court of Human Rights decision

(Mirror) Athletics: Daryll Neita in 'shape of life' ahead of quest for glory at World Championships glory
Britain's 200 metre champion sprinter says she is ready to challenge for global medals and make a name for herself, insisting "anything is possible"

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Uproar after Dutch airline keep Ferdinand Omanyala queuing for hours at the airport
Omanyala, Africa's fastest man is poised to win Kenya the first 100m medal in athletics World Championships

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya discriminated against by testosterone levels rules – ECHR
Olympic champion forced to lower levels in order to compete - European court of human rights deems it a rights violation
(BBC) Caster Semenya wins appeal at European Court of Human Rights
Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya was discriminated against by rules forcing her to lower her testosterone levels in order to compete, the European Court of Human Rights has found
(The Telegraph) Caster Semenya wins human rights case against World Athletics
In 2019, World Athletics instituted a rule which required Semenya to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete in the female category

(USA Today) Athletics: 2023 USA track and field championships winners and losers

(The Times) Athletics: Daryll Neita: the British star coming for Dina Asher-Smith’s throne
The 26-year-old has yet to run even a dozen 200m races, but her potential means a domestic rivalry with Dina Asher-Smith is slowly brewing

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Tobi Amusan: WR holder makes school history as she gets inducted into US Hall of Fame
Tobi Amusan is in the history books again after being inducted into C-USA Hall of Fame for her illustrious college and post-college career

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Is it really end of the road for Mark Cavendish?

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Jonas Vingegaard’s grip on yellow loosened on explosive Puy de Dôme

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Teen girl accused of 'hate speech' after protesting transgenders in YMCA locker room: Report
Another teen in California was 'terrified' after encountering a 'naked male' while showering in a YMCA women's locker room earlier this year

(Lindsey Hein) Running: Episode 471: Courtney Dauwalter – 2023 Western States Champion Breaking the Course Record by 78 Minutes
Courtney Dauwalter is on the podcast today for the third time! She is just coming off of winning Western States and crushed the course record by 78 minutes! This is her second win at Western States. She has also won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2019 and 2021, which is seen as the most competitive ultramarathon in the world

    July 10, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(AP News) Women in Sport:Ruling expected Tuesday in runner Caster Semenya’s human rights appeal against sex eligibility rules

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines Partners With OutKick To Launch ‘Gaines For Girls’ Podcast, Continues To Fight For Females

(BAA) Athletics: Registration for the 2023 B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, is open

(WA) Athletics: Thomas and Benjamin make statements at US Championships

(BA) Athletics: Best of British shine on stacked second day at UK Athletics Championships

(Daily Mail) Athletics: There's no missing Linford Christie in his bright red tracksuit, biblical rain proves costly for stadium DJ and Iwan Thomas cops some flak... UK Athletics Championship NOTEBOOK as Zharnel Hughes claims sprint double
* Hughes overcame extraordinary weather conditions to claim the 100m title
* He then made it a double - in far better weather - in Sunday's 200m final

(The Times) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes runs stunning 200m at UK Championships – but his sport is in dire straits

(BBC) Athletics: Gabby Thomas runs year's best 200m to pip Sha'Carri Richardson at US championships
Gabby Thomas ran the sixth fastest time in history as she won the women's 200m at the US championships in Oregon

(RRW) Athletics: Cranny, Monson and Rogers Come Back to Sweep 5000m Podium at USATF Championships
It may sound like the name of a law firm, but Cranny, Monson and Rogers are actually America's three best distance women on the track

(BBC) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone wins 400m at United States World Championships trials
Olympic and world 400m hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone says she wants to be an athletics "great" after turning her attention to the 400m flat

(The Independent) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes reveals hospital trip after completing sprint double
Hughes is the fastest man in the world this year

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes battles biblical rain, thunder and lightning to secure sensational 100m and 200m double at the UK Athletics Championships in Manchester
* Zharnel Hughes won 100m and 200m gold at the UK Athletics Championships
* The Commonwealth silver-medalist saw off biblical conditions to win the 100m
* Darryl Neita picked up the women's 200m and set a new championship record

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Jonas Vingegaard’s grip on yellow loosened on explosive Puy de Dôme

(Observer-Dispatch) Athletics: Boilermaker 15K: Ideal conditions lead to record-breaking performances for men and women
Jemal Yimer repeated as the Boilermaker 15K male champion, while Jesca Chelangat took home the female crown. Low temperatures and overcast skies allowed both to break the previous event record

    July 9, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics:m McLaughlin-Levrone, Rooks and Hiltz Thrill Fans on Day 3 of the 2023 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

(Globe and Mail) Cycling: Ottawa’s Michael Woods wins ninth stage of Tour de France

(BBC) Cycling: Mark Cavendish: Tour de France record possible with team to offer place in 2024 race
Mark Cavendish's team are to offer him the chance to attempt to win a record 35th Tour de France stage in 2024

(The Guardian) Athletics: Daryll Neita takes centre stage to storm to 200m win at UK championships
Zharnel Hughes completes sprint double with men’s 200m - Laura Muir suffers shock 1500m defeat by Katie Snowden

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce gives update on her injury after season opener in Jamaica
The multiple World Champion, however, revealed that she is not yet fully 100% healed and is taking the journey a step at a time

(Daily Nation) Athletics: StanChart Nairobi Marathon targets 25,000 entries
* The 21km wheelchair race will start at 5.45am, the 42km at 6am, the 21km at 6.45am followed by the 10km at 8am and 5km at 9.30am.
* “The 5km race will start and end at the Southern Bypass as so to avoid crowding at the finish line of the main races," said Kibe

(BBC) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone wins 400m at United States World Championships trials
Olympic and world 400m hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone says she wants to be an athletics "great" after turning her attention to the 400m flat

(Sunday Times) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes defies Manchester storm to claim UK 100m title

(RRW) Athletics: Hiltz, Nuguse Take Home USATF 1500m Titles
With fast finishes, Nikki Hiltz and Yared Nuguse took home the national 1500m titles tonight on the penultimate day of the 2023 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon

(AW) Athletics: Dina dodges the curve balls to take 100m title
Asher-Smith keeps her focus to regain 100m crown as storms cause late chaos at UK Athletics Championships, while Molly Caudery creates pole vault history on a memorable opening day

(Reality's Last Stand) Women in Sport: The USADA Allows Doping by Pretending There Are Sexless Runners
The ‘nonbinary’ category is a question-free zone where anyone can misrepresent themselves and gain approval to dope with impunity

(Dyestat) Athletics: Anna Hall Repeats in Heptathlon, Harrison Williams Wins Decathlon Title at Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships
Hall, world leader in the heptathlon, rolls to back-to-back U.S. crowns in pursuit of World Championships gold, with Williams giving Americans another decathlon contender in Hungary

(MSN) Women in Sport:Transgender Athlete Says He Intentionally Won Female Competition To ‘Stir Controversy’ About Fairness In Sports

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Team Kenya to 2023 World Championships in Budapest: Kipyegon, Chepkoech, Chebet and Moraa carry a nation's hope
The marathon team had already been selected earlier and it includes Titus Kipruto and Rosemary Wanjiru among others

(The Guardian) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes storms through deluge to win 100m at UK Championship
Sprinter records time of 10.03sec despite abysmal weather - Hughes: ‘I am soaked, these conditions are the worst-ever’
(SKy Sports) Zharnel Hughes targets world glory after regaining British 100m title and breaking Linford Christie's 30-year record
Zharnel Hughes: "I will use this to get faster and become a global champion. It has been a long journey to get the title back I last won in 2015. I thank my team, my coach and everyone who came to support me. I shall come back for the 200m on Sunday and hope the conditions are better"
(BA) Hughes and Caudery among those to excel on day one of Uk Athletics Champs
(BBC) UK Athletics Championships: Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith win 100m titles in Manchester
Dina Asher-Smith won the women's 100m at the UK Athletics Championships after Zharnel Hughes claimed the men's 100m title in Manchester

(Observer-Dispatch) Athletics: New course and food options: What to know about the 2023 Boilermaker Road Race
The 46th running of the Boilermaker will be this Sunday, with some changes and additions coming to this years race. Here is what you need to know about the new course and runner food options available

Boilermaker 15K - Utica, NY

    July 8, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Catch me if you can! Omanyala throwns down gauntlet with 9.85sec
* Omanyala clocked 9.85 seconds to triumph, missing his season's best by 0.1 seconds
* Omanyala’s 9.84 victory at the Kip Keino Classic on May 13 places him as the second fastest man this year after Briton Hughes Zharnel's 9.83 on June 24

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Little-known Mutisya, Emmanuel Wanyonyi win 800m races at Kenyan trials
* The star of the day was the junior, Mutisya, who gave everything to win in one minute and 59.55 seconds and get the ticket to her maiden World event.
* Mutisya's feat saw her attain the World Athletics Championships qualifying standards of 1:59.80

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Mark Cavendish in agony as he crashes out of final Tour de France
Sprinter, who planned to retire at the end of this season, crashed heavily on stage eight probably ending his cycling career for good

(Track and Field News) Athletics: USATF Women’s 10K —Fast Cranny Finish Flips Script
Elise Cranny used the occasion of the slowest USATF 10K since ’06 to “channel the end of a 1500.”

(Lansing State Journal) Athletics: After heartbreak, runner Cynthia Limo is back breaking records, with Lansing as her home base

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson wins US Championships 100m two years after being stripped of national title because of a doping violation
American sprint star Sha'Carri Richardson was back winning again on Friday

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Jacob Krop announces return with stunning win at National Trials
Krop won the race in 13:15.72 as Commonwealth Games 10,000m silver medallist Simiu settled for second place in 13:16.05

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Timothy Cheruiyot smokes 1500m field at Nyayo
Cheruiyot, the 2019 world 1,500m champion, who has been battling injuries edged out the world indoor 1,500m bronze medallist Abel Kipsang and world under-20 1,500m champion Reynold Kipkorir in a thrilling sprint finish to win the 1,500m final and qualify for his fifth World Athletics Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Charleston stuns Coleman for US 100m title, Richardson wins women's 100m
The 25-year-old Charleston, who had never made it to the 100m final at a US championships before, clocked 9.95sec to edge Coleman by one one-hundredth of a second with reigning 200m world champion Noah Lyles third in 10.00sec

(CBC) Athletics: Jamaica's Shericka Jackson sprints to 100m world lead, becoming 5th-fastest woman of all time
5-time Olympic medallist posts time of 10.65 seconds at national championships

(BBC) Women in Sport: Jazmin Sawyers: GB athlete on the need for more women-specific sport science research
Women's sport is growing rapidly in popularity but the science is still lagging behind - only about 6% of sports science research is conducted exclusively on female athletes

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘I’m not back, I’m better’: Sha’Carri Richardson wins 100m at US nationals
* Richardson wins 100m at US championships in 10.82sec
* American ran fastest time of year (10.71) in opening heats
* Cravont Charleston upsets Coleman for men’s 100m title

(RRW) Athletics: Five Tokyo Olympians Advance to 800m Final At USATF Outdoor Championships
In the only middle or long distance event on the program tonight, five of the six athletes who represented the United States in the 800m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics advanced to Sunday's two-lap final at the Toyota USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: USA Track and Field Championships 2023: Noah Lyles finishes second in his heat, advances to 100m semi-finals
The 200m world champion and Olympic bronze medallist has been dealing with COVID ahead of championships

(The Times) Cycling: Tour de France: Mark Cavendish sees glimpse of history snatched at line
(Daily Mail) Aussie Jai Hindley wins the fifth stage of Tour de France to take the yellow jersey on his debut in the world's toughest race - and reveals the emotional moment that spurred him on
* Hindley broke away in Pyrenees to take win
* Victory marks him as major contender for title
* Aussie had great moment just before starting climb

(NBC) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon plans 1500m, 5000m double at track and field worlds

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala reveals reason why he is always 'overconfident'
He also exhumed confidence about winning a gold medal for Kenya and Africa at the upcoming World Championships in Budapest, Hungary

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon wins 5000m at Kenyan trials for World Championships
Kipyegon made light work of the field, winning easily in 14 minutes and 53.90 seconds at the Nyayo National Stadium

    July 7, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Korea Times) Women in Sport: Korea's first transgender athlete highlights need for '3rd gender' in sports
Transgender cyclist uses her name to make sports more gender inclusive, fairer

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping rules catch athletes by surprise as low-key AK trials start
* Even the starter’s gun jammed twice, and when it finally blasted, it was a subdued crack of a matchstick
* Then the electronic timer jammed before coming back to life 12 seconds after the start of the first event of the day, a drug-free 10,000 metres final

(USATF) Athletics: Five Champions Crowned on Day One of 2023 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's long distance running great Chebet dies
* oseph, won the Boston and New York Marathon titles in 1999, died on Friday at 3am after shirt illness. He clocked 2:09.52 for victory in Boston in 99 and 2:09.14 when winning the New York title the same year.
* His brother, Ben Chebet, said the former athlete had been hospitalised for three days at the Mediheal Hospital in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County before he passed on

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Mark Cavendish denied record Tour de France stage win by Jasper Philipsen in Bordeaux

(NY Times) Cycling: Tour de France Becomes ‘Big, Big Battle’ Between Pogacar and Vingegaard
The race favorites traded attacks in punishing stages in the Pyrenees

(WA) Athletics: After soaring six metres, Guttormsen seeks more

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Barnaba Korir reveals reason behind Emmanuel Korir's poor form this season
He opened his season with an eighth-place finish at the Diamond League Meeting in Rabat, Morocco

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Britain's new 100m star Zharnel Hughes refuses to trash talk CJ Ujah as he prepares to face the man whose failed drugs test cost him an Olympic silver medal
* Zharnel Hughes will face CJ Ujah at the UK Athletics Championships on Saturday
* Ujah's failed drugs test in 2021 cost him an Olympic silver medal in the 4x100m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mary Moraa breaks 400m record again at Kenyan trials for Budapest Worlds
* National 400m champion Zablon Ekwam and Boniface Mweresa won their respective races to qualify for the men’s 400m
* Ekwam timed 45.77, beating Kelvin Tauta to second place in 46.32 as Laban Korir romped home in third place in 47.01
* Mweresa, who is the only Kenyan man with the 400m qualification time for the Budapest World Championships, won his heat in 45.83, edging out Kennedy Kimeu and Jared Momanyi in 46.05 and 46.98 respectively

(RRW) Athletics: With Explosive Final Laps, Cranny And Kincaid Take USATF 10,000m Titles
Capping a full night of distance action here at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Olympians Elise Cranny and Woody Kincaid took the 10,000m titles at the Toyota USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships with sizzling last-lap sprints

(EA) Athletics: Warholm storms to 46.76 clocking at the Norwegian Championships
Reigning Olympic and European champion Karsten Warholm recorded one of the fastest times in history in the 400m hurdles with a one-man demonstration at the Norwegian Championships in Jessheim on Thursday (8) evening

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Kenyan Trials - Nicholas Kimeli wins the 10,000m men final and books his ticket to Budapest World Championships
Welcome to our live coverage as the first and second athletes across the line are guaranteed a place in the plane to Budapest

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champ Korir out of Kenyan trials for Budapest Worlds
He then came home eighth again at the Stockholm Diamond League on July 2

(BBC) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson runs fastest 100m time of year to boost World Championship hopes
Sha'Carri Richardson ran the fastest women's 100m time of the year as she laid down a marker in her bid to qualify for the World Championships

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: USATF Outdoor Championships 2023: Five sprinters to watch including Fred Kerley, Sha’Carri Richardson, Erriyon Knighton, Noah Lyles and Aleia Hobbs
The trials for the upcoming World Athletics Championships begin on Thursday 6 July in Eugene Oregon. Find out who to look out for in the sprint races below

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Hottest female Kenyan athletes: Faith Kipyegon and Laventa Amutavi catch the eye but who else makes the list?
Kenya in particular, has produced very talented female runners who are also turning heads on and off the track

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Inspired by Nicholas Bett, hurdler Were goes for glory in Budapest
Bett made history as the first Kenyan and the only other African to have won a world title in 400 metres hurdles when he stunned the world with victory in 2015 in Beijing

(Japan Today) Athletics:World athletics chief Coe blasts 'greenwashing' by politicians

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Beatrice Cheburet on how she won the Lewa Marathon by sheer luck
Winning the Lewa 21km was a life-changing moment for her since it marked her first victory since she began her athletics career in 2017

(BBC) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes on learning from Usain Bolt, flying and chasing World Championships success
At home, on the wall of his living room, a vision board lays out Zharnel Hughes' grandest ambitions

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan athletes taken aback by new anti-doping protocols
* Kenya is listed under Category A by the AIU with the highest number of doping cases out of the seven World Athletics member federations in this category.
* Kenya accounts for 40% of all doping cases globally in athletics, this is a worrying statistic

    July 6, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Tadej Pogacar bounces back with Pyrenean stage win as Jonas Vingegaard takes Tour de France lead

(The Guardian) Athletics: Air pollution could kill London as a sporting capital, Sebastian Coe warns
World Athletics president says climate crisis and poor air quality may cause havoc to the sporting calendar

(BBC) Athletics: Wimbledon Just Stop Oil protests: Door always open for discussion - Lord Coe
World Athletics president Lord Coe says "the door is always open" for protest groups to engage in dialogue to help end disruption at sporting events

(Pulse Sports) Drugs in Sport: Eliud Kipchoge shares insights on how to free Kenya from shackles of doping
Kenya is currently ranked in Category A, having the highest doping risk according to the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules

(Daily Camera) Athletics: oulder’s Yared Nuguse is breaking records

(CBC) Athletics: USATF national championships put financial strain on athletes despite long list of sponsors
Expenses are almost prohibitive for competitors without major backing

(Outside Online) Athletics: 10 Things to Get Excited About in the U.S. Track and Field Championships
The top three finishers in each event will compete in the 2023 World Athletics Championships

(Sportskeeda) Women in Sport: "Not me who has to go to sleep tonight knowing I'm enabling this"- Riley Gaines reacts as Governor Roy Cooper vetoes Fairness in Women's Sports Act

(WA) Athletics: Greatest World Championships moments – 30 to 21

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Athletes Announce “The Track Collective”
Professional Track & Field Athletes Colleen Quigley, Nikki Hiltz, Katie Camarena And Emma Gee Launch “The Track Collective”

(7News) Athletics: Man who died after collapsing during Gold Coast Marathon identified
Event organisers say there are plans to honour him in some way next year

(The Times) Drugs in Sport: Official apologises for asking doper Dwain Chambers to present medals
Chambers tested positive for designer steroid THG in 2003 and became a central figure in the BALCO doping scandal in America

(Diamond Leageue) Athletics: Kerley, Lyles and Knighton to light up London in 200m
The cream of American sprinting will be on show at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in London on July 23rd, as Fred Kerley, Noah Lyles and Erriyon Knighton continue their journeys towards the series final in Eugene

(The Star) Athletics: Kipkurui ready for this weekend's national trials at Nyayo
* Kipkurui's training mates Richard Kimunyan and Emmanuel Kiplagat will compete in 10,000m
* A quality field is expected at Nyayo Stadium with most foreign-based in town for the event

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Major setback for Kenya as medal prospect pulls out of World Championships
The World silver medalist was among those carrying the country’s hopes in the 10,000m race but he will not be in Budapest next month due to injury

(FN) Athletics: Nike Is Angling for a Comeback in Running. Here’s How It Plans to Regain Momentum

(Tri247) Triathlon: Ben Kanute hails epic Roth experience, says he could hear crowd UNDER WATER

(USATF) Athletics: World champions return to Eugene for Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyegon contemplates doubling at World Championships
Kipyegon, who holds the world records for 1500m and 5000m said she is consulting widely before making a decision

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Cheptegei chooses Valencia for marathon debut
Cheptegei, will for the first time in his elite career, compete over the 42.195km distance when he lines up among the elite runners for the Valencia Marathon on December 3

(New Indian Express) Drugs in Sport: Two-time Olympic triple jumper Ana José Tima banned 3 years for doping
José Tima tested positive in her home country last November for ostarine, which aids muscle growth and has similar effects to anabolic steroids

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Doing it easy! Tobi Amusan blazes to a third national title at the Nigeria Trials in Benin
World champion Tobi Amusan won her third consecutive national title at the Nigeria trials in Benin

(BBC) Athletics: Jake Wightman: British athlete will not defend world 1500m title in Budapest
Jake Wightman will not defend his 1500m title at August's World Championships in Budapest after admitting "shortcuts" failed to heal a foot injury

    July 5, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Tadej Pogacar cracks and loses over a minute to Jonas Vingegaard as Jai Hindley takes yellow

(The Guardian) Athletics: Wrong turn before finish line costs Olympian thousands in prize money
Senbere Teferi finishes third in 10k race after last-minute error - Ethiopian runner represented nation at Rio and Tokyo Olympics

(WA) Athletics: Clashes of global champions confirmed for Szekesfehervar

(EA) Athletics: Espoo awaits for ascending Sophie O’Sullivan after success in Silesia
The narrative will always be there. Being the daughter of a world champion, the woman most consider the greatest Irish athlete in history, that’s inevitable. But while there was a stage when Sophie O’Sullivan’s wanted “nothing to do” with that tag following her around, she has come to accept it

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon named Sports Personality for June after setting two world records in a week
The accolades keep coming for the double Olympic and world champion following her heroics in Florence and Paris Diamond League meetings

(The Star) Athletics: Simiyu eyes World Championships slot as trials set for this weekend
* At the start of 2023 he set his sights on three global championships: the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, and the World Road Running Championships in Riga.
* He won 10km road races in Gqeberha and Okpekpe. He also triumphed over 10,000m at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi in May

(Tri247) Triathlon: The making of Alistair Brownlee: Inside the mind of a double Olympic champion

(BBC) Athletics: Luxolo Adams opens up on mental fitness and learning from 'arrogant faces'
South African sprinter Luxolo Adams says he's been working on his "mental fitness" after finding last year's World Athletics Championships in Oregon "overwhelming"

(Stiuff NZ) Athletics: Olympic pole vault coach Jeremy McColl cops unprecedented 10-year ban for serious misconduct

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Jake Wightman will not defend 1500metres title at next month's World Championships and is set to MISS rest of season due to ongoing foot injury
* Wightman picked up the problem jumping over hurdles during a training camp
* He'll miss the rest of the season to rest his foot ahead of next summer's Olympics
* The 28-year-old had entered the 800m at the UK Championships this weekend

(Diamond League) Athletics: OMEGA Moment of the Meeting: Bol sets new Lausanne record
Dutch 400m hurdles star Femke Bol broke the meeting record for the third year in a row at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Lausanne last Friday

    July 4, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Cucling" Jasper Philipsen wins stage four of Tour de France after ‘carnage’ on track
Alpecin–Deceuninck sprinter wins second straight stage - Mark Cavendish fifth after late crashes on final circuit

Athletics: Jess McClain wins 50th Crown City Classic
2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier becomes first female champion in race's 50-year history as San Diego's favorite 4th of July running tradition

(Diamond League) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson and Thiam join London long jump field
Heptathlon stars Katharina Johnson-Thompson and Nafissatou Thiam will feature in the long jump at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in London on July 23rd

(USATF) Athletics: Dozens of Champions Crowned at USATF National Youth Combined Events Championships and USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships

(NBC) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei, world record holder at 5000m, 10,000m, sets marathon debut

(RRW) Athletics: Tesfay, Langat Get Peachtree Wins In Surprising Sprint Finishes
As she approached the finish line of this morning's AJC Peachtree Road Race 10-K in Atlanta, defending champion Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia was doing some quick math

(Fox News) Women in Sport: The experience that flipped Riley Gaines’ life ‘upside down’: ‘I still don’t know what my future looks like’
Competing against trans swimmer Lia Thomas 'drastically changed my life,' Riley Gaines says

(The Star) Athletics: Chebet targets PB at London Diamond League
* Chebet also wants to improve on the silver medal she won at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon, USA
* But before that, Chebet said she will seek to fend off a tough challenge from a rich field at this weekend's Athletics Kenya national trials at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi

(Bloomberg) Athletics: The Sneaker Bubble Is Bursting Around Nike
Consumers are being more discriminating when it comes to spending, and expensive athletic footwear is pretty low on the list of priorities

(Media ITE) Women in Sport: Joe Rogan claims 'forced compliance' of trans athletes is 'f****** up women's sports' - as he urges people to speak out 'if you care at all about biological women'

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson makes a revolutionary move to stop athletes exploitation in the US
Sha'Carri Richardson has called for athletes meeting, centered around the exploitation of her colleagues in the US

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sarah Healy and Sophie O’Sullivan lead Irish medal hopes at European U23 Championships
32 Irish athletes will travel to Espoo in Finland later this month

(WA) Athletics: Dos Santos to take on Warholm in Monaco

(Reuters) Athletics: Kerley, Lyles look beyond signature events at U.S. nationals

(The Times) Cycling: Wout van Aert’s troubled Tour continues as he is squeezed out by Jasper Philipsen

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse developed right groin tightness after Diamond League race in Switzerland
Sprinter withdrew from Sunday's 100m in Stockholm, where Aaron Brown was 5th

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: NCAA champion Emmanuel Bamidele gives green light ahead of World Championships
Emmanuel Bamidele gave hints on competing at the World Championships in Budapest, after his race at the Stockholm Diamond League. But what country will he be competing for?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race - Atlanta, GA

Crown City Classic - Coronado, CA

    July 3, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: One down, two to go: Ebenyo’s ambitious triple global target for 2023

(AJC) Athletics: AJC Peachtree Road Race 2023

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2023: Belgium's Jasper Philipsen sprints to victory on stage three
Belgium's Jasper Philipsen sprinted to victory on stage three of the Tour de France as Britain's Adam Yates retained the leader's yellow jersey
(The Telegraph) Mark Cavendish gears up for Nogaro after Jasper Philipsen gets stage three victory at Tour de France

(The Star) Athletics: Chebet eyes podium finish in Budapest after Stockholm victory
The world cross country champion Beatrice Chebet has her eyes trained at setting a personal best and a podium finish in the 5000m race in world championships in Budapest, Hungary next month

(NY Times) Running: The Ultramarathoner Racing Against the Course, and Himself
Nickademus de la Rosa, an ultrarunning prodigy who has run across Death Valley and the Alps, is taking a pause from the sport as he copes with borderline personality disorder

(Pulse Sports) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan marathoner Titus Ekiru provisionally suspended for two infractions
Athletics Integrity Unit takes action against 2021 Milano Marathon winner for alleged doping violation

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: EXCLUSIVE: Grigory Rodchenkov accuses Vladimir Putin of backing doping plot to aid Olympic athletes and claims he will never see his family again after blowing the whistle
* In an exclusive new interview, Grigory Rodchenkov opens up on Russian doping
* He said Vladimir Putin was involved in backing the plot to aid Olympic athletes
* Rodchenkov was shocked to learn national officials bragged about Sochi doping

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis, Perkovic and Ceh shine in rain-soaked Stockholm

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Presenter Jo Ankier opens up on her journey from winning medals with Mo Farah to commentating on his Olympic glory, dealing with 'nasty comments' online and why women in sport are 'pushing boundaries' more than ever
* Jo Ankier started her career as a professional athlete alongside Mo Farah
* She is now a sports presenter, and currently covers boxing for BT Sport
* Ankier has opened up on her journey to the top of two different industries

(CBC) Athletics: No Canadian showdown: De Grasse pulls out from 100m Diamond League race with injury
Toronto's Aaron Brown finishes 5th with time of 10.27 seconds in Stockholm

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Stockholm Diamond League: Karsten Warholm ‘p****d off’ after environmental protest hits race
Olympic 400m hurdles champion lamented the A22 Network protest as “disrespectful” as he joined in boos from the crowd

(Yti247) Triathlon: Alex Yee suffers first defeat of the season at the Metz French Grand Prix

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Lausanne gives Cheptegei great vibe ahead of Budapest
* Cheptegei showed greater signs of improvement by countering a tedious Ethiopian challenge to finish second over the 5000m race at Stade Olympique de la Pontaise

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Sarah Lavin smashes lifetime best to finish second at Stockholm Diamond League

    July 2, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: El Bakkali Extends Steeple Streak in Soggy Stockholm
Reigning Olympic and world steeplechase champion Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco kept his 21-month unbeaten streak going this afternoon at Olympiastadion in Stockholm, easily winning the steeplechase at the BAUHAUS-Galan, the seventh stop of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Brit Adam Yates holds onto the Tour de France yellow jersey as French star Victor Lafay clinches second stage victory - with his late attack handing the Cofidis team a first win in 15 years
* Victor Lafay broke away in the final kilometre to win the second stage of the Tour
* The Frenchman's win handed Cofidis a first Tour de France win in 15 years
* Tour favourite Tadej Pogacar finished third and picked up a two-second bonus

(The Times) Athletics: Laura Muir’s Budapest build-up – coaching herself and racing against men
Olympic silver medallist put recent coach row behind her to sprinkle some stardust at low-key club meeting

(BBC) Athletics: Stockholm Diamond League: Daryll Neita beats Dina Asher-Smith, Karsten Warholm wins
Daryll Neita won the women's 200m ahead of fellow Brit Dina Asher-Smith at a wet Diamond League event in Stockholm

Athletics:50th Anniversary of the Crown City Classic Headlines 4th of July Weekend
* San Diego’s most patriotic race celebrates 50th running on Tuesday, July 4th
* More than 2,500 runners to participate in annual Red, White and Blue running tradition
* 12k and 5k event starts at 7:00am at Coronado's Tidelands Park; walk up registration opens @ 5:30am

(Runner's World) Athletics: Shelby Houlihan Returns to Racing at Beer Mile World Classic
The American record holder in the 1500 and 5,000 meters was banned from competition for four years in 2021 after failing a drug test

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Rodah Tanui reigns supreme at Gold Coast Marathon
In the men’s race, Japan’s Naoki stunned the masses to take top honours in the highly contested race

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: David Rudisha on his 800m world record, legacy and life after retirement
The double Olympic and world champion shares his thoughts in an exclusive interview with, reflecting on his long-standing world record, why he thinks he could have gone faster than his thrilling London 2012 time and the next 800m star

(EA) Athletics: Jerusalem and Budapest beckons for rising Latvian distance running prodigy Caune
Hers is a name you might not know – at least not yet

(The Star) Athletics: Kipkemboi, Jebet crowned Nairobi City Marathon champions
* In the half marathon race, Uganda's Maxwell Rotich stunned the home boys after clocking 1:00:10 to win the race
* The winners of the marathon walked home with Sh3.5million while runners-up pocket Sh2.25million

(Pulse Sports) Athletics"Tobi Amusan guns for first Diamond League win in Stockholm
Tobi Amusan is among the top stars listed to compete at the Stockholm Diamond League meet, and she will be targeting her first win against a respectable field

(ITU) Triathlon: Team Norway wraps remarkable sweep of European Games golds with Mixed Relay win in Krakow

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: German Olympic chiefs BACK Mail Sport's campaign to get Sharron Davies her gold medal as a spokesperson labels the IOC's decision as 'BAFFLING'
* The German Olympic Confederation is backing our campaign for Sharron Davies
* Mail Sport are calling on the IOC to award Davies the gold medal she deserves
* The two organisations have joined other influential bodies who are campaigning

(The Times) Cycling: Chapeau to the boys from Bury: Yates twins seal historic one-two
Adam takes victory on stage one and first Yellow Jersey of this year’s Tour de France after beating brother Simon to the line

(WA) Athletics: Stockholm: Where to watch
Find out where to watch online and on TV in your country when the Wanda Diamond League touches down in Stockholm for the seventh leg of the season this Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Battle on for Nairobi City Marathon’s big pay purse
* While it will be the first time for some participants to experience the scenic Nairobi Expressway, some will be aiming to run their personal best times, put their bodies in great shape and basically to have fun

(Pulse Sports) Drugs in Sport: Lydia Simiyu ready to shine at Nairobi City Marathon after ending doping ban
She was provisionally suspended for six months by the Athletics Integrity Unit last year on August 14

Diamond League Stcokholm - Sweden

Nairobi City Marathon - Kenya

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(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Lausanne Diamond League 2023: Letsile Tebogo takes men's 200m as De Grasse continues to seek season breakthrough
Botswana's youngster impresses with first career Diamond League victory against a field packed with Tokyo 2020 finalists

(LeTour) Cycling: From Bilbao to Bilbao, it’s Yates and Yates!

(NY Ties) Running: These Runners Confront Challenges Together
Both volunteer guides and runners with disabilities find community and support on the run through Achilles International

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Tobi Amusan reveals how she prepares for competitions - 'I don't go to competitions worrying about times'
World champion Tobi Amusan in a press conference ahead of the Stockholm Diamond League revealed how she prepares for competitions

(BBC) Athlwtics: Laura Zialor: Injured high jumper shocked by UK Athletics not paying for operation
British high jumper Laura Zialor has revealed her shock at having to crowdfund her surgery after UK Athletics said it would not pay for it

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson disappointed after bitter loss to Kenyan ace Mary Moraa in Lausanne
Moraa clocked 1:57.43 to cross the finish line as Hodgkinson followed in 1:58.37

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Ruth Chepng'etich still has eyes trained on marathon world record after falling 14 seconds short
Chepng’etich tried breaking the record during last year’s Chicago Marathon but unfortunately missed it by 14 seconds

(Runner's World) Athletics: Bill Thorn Ends His 53-Year Peachtree Road Race Run Streak This July 4
The 92-year-old is the only runner to have completed the famous 10K every year since it began in 1970

(Runner's World) Athletics: Wow! Keira D’Amato Sets American Record in the Half Marathon
She averaged 5:05 per mile pace and broke the mark set by Emily Sisson by 13 seconds

(WA) Athletics: Aregawi beats Cheptegei in 5000m thriller in Lausanne

(SportsMax) Athletics: First images of Usain Bolt statue emerge before unveiling at Ansin Sports Complex on July 15

(AW) Athletics: Mary Moraa out-kicks Keely Hodgkinson in Lausanne
Kenyan 800m runner beats British record-holder at a Diamond League meeting that also sees Berihu Aregawi shine in the men’s 5000m and Jakob Ingebrigtsen in imperious form at 1500m

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Zharnel Hughes warns his rivals he's 'not one to mess with' as he targets a medal after breaking Linford Christie's British 100m record at New York City Grand Prix
* The sprinter smashed Christie's 30-year-old record with a stunning 9.83sec race
* No British man has won a global 100m gold since Christie at Stuttgart in 1993
* Hughes was stripped of Tokyo silver after relay team-mate Ujah failed drug test

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Unstoppable Ta Lou storms to another impressive win, helps national team to relay NR in Lausanne
Marie Josée Ta Lou impressive form this season continued with another brilliant run to win the women's 100m event at the Lausanne Diamond League

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Announces Staff Rosters for six 2023 International Teams

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkoech breaks another record in Laussanne, Moraa wins again
* Moraa, the world 800m bronze medallist, beat Hodgkinson for the second time to second place in 1:58.37, in what was a replica of the Commonwealth Games last year in Birmingham.
* Natoya Goule from Jamaica settled third in 1:58.90

(BBC) Athletics: Lausanne Diamond League: Keely Hodgkinson & Daryll Neita second, Jakob Ingebrigtsen wins again
British pair Keely Hodgkinson and Daryll Neita both claimed strong second places as Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Jakob Ingebrigtsen continued their fine Diamond League form in Lausanne

(Then Guardian) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson suffers first defeat of the year in Diamond League
Briton beaten by Mary Moraa over 800m in Lausanne - Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen eases to victory in 1500m

(RRW) Athletics: After Meeting Record In Lausanne, Ingebrigtsen Remains Undefeated in 2023
With the year exactly half over, Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen remains undefeated across all distances after a convincing win and meeting record at the Athletissima in Lausanne tonight, the sixth stop of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League

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