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Runner's Web March 2019 FrontPage Archive

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

(IAAF) Athletics: Echevarria back on top in Rabat – IAAF Diamond League

(CBC) Athletics: Exhausted —but happy — faces cross the finish line of 41st annual Manitoba Marathon
David Mutai places first in full marathon, beating last year's winner by 10 minutes

(NBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse storms to first Diamond League win in two years
(CBC) Late charge propels De Grasse to 200-metre win in season-best time
Canadian clocks 20.19 seconds to beat reigning world champ Ramil Guliyev in Rabat

(EA) Athletics: Rachik and Fisikovici extend their unbeaten runs in the Olomouc Half Marathon

(NY Times) Athletics: Dale Greig, Early Women’s Marathoner, Is Dead at 82

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Where’s the buzz for Oregon21?
Preparations for the 2021 World Track & Field Championships must be going swimmingly

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Running Community Shares Its Fondest Memories of Gabe Grunewald
The middle-distance star, who died on June 11 at the age of 32, left a lasting impact on her friends in the sport

(IAAF) Athletics: Bor and Haftu triumph at Langueux 10km

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian marathon record holder Cam Levins 5th in Toronto 10K
Says he's recovered from knee injury; Rachel Hannah 2nd in women's race

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dame Mary Peters: 'When I won Olympic gold, my bank balance was in the red'

(NY Times) Athletics: The Speed Freak Who Transformed Running
A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed

(The Sun UK) Athletics: Mo Farah insures his legs for £7m over fears of a horror tackle during Soccer Aid match
Olympic ace Mo Farah has had his legs insured for a staggering £7million - over fears he could pick up a horror tackle during Soccer Aid for Unicef match.

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Race Grows in Atlanta: 50 Years of Peachtree
A brief history of the genesis and evolution of the world’s largest 10K road race

(Wired) Athletics: Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

(Daily Mail*) Athletics: 'We call them the feral Farahs': Olympic hero Sir Mo and his family dubbed 'neighbours from hell' with claims kids ran wild, threw apples at windows and damaged plants at their £1.3m home in gated community
* Sir Mo Farah lived with his wife Tania and four children in a house in Teddington
* Neighbours told how the children ran riot unsupervised in the private square
* They were accused of damaging plants, pulling apples off trees, screaming and shouting
* Farahs moved out of the four bed home six weeks ago without saying goodbye
* The house, which has cupboards falling off hinges, is up for rent at £4K a month
* A source close to Sir Mo denied claims by their former neighbours and say the issue has been 'blown out of proportion'
* The friend said the gated area is safe for children to play and it's 'unfair' to single out the Farahs' children

adidas Boost Boston Games - MA

IAAF Diamond League - Rabat. Morocco






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(Runner's World) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin Wins in Her Diamond League 400-Meter Hurdles Debut
The 19-year-old Olympian made her move on the homestretch at the meet in Oslo, Norway

(BBC) Triathlon: British quartet win World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Nottingham
Great Britain cruised to victory at the World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Nottingham

(Runner's World) Athletics: ‘Reinvigorated’ by Racing Break, Galen Rupp Is Ready for His Next Challenge
The three-time Olympian talks about the pain plaguing him in 2018, his recovery from surgery, and whether he’ll take a shot at the American record in Chicag

(USATF) Athletics: Star-studded lineup prepares to take to Boylston at adidas Boost Boston Games

(AFP) Athletics: Semenya denies she refused to run in Rabat, blames event organiser

Athletics: Rwandan Runners Emerge Victorious at Lululemon Toronto 10K
Big surprises today at the lululemon Toronto 10K

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Holly Bradshaw interview: 'I’ve never fitted the image of a pole vaulter'

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse eyes 5th individual podium finish of 2019 in Rabat
Fellow Canadians Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, Alysha Newman in record form

(Jamaica Glenaer) Athletics: Here’s to Sherone Simpson, unsung hero!

(ITU) Triathlon: Ai Ueda strides to another brilliant World Cup gold in Nur-Sultan
Matt Hauser seals World Cup gold with almighty chase effort in Nur-Sultan

(BBC) Athletics: Caster Semenya rejects Rabat Diamond League 800m invitation
Caster Semenya has declined an invitation to race in the 800m at Sunday's Diamond League Meeting in Rabat, Morocco

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Boise State's Allie Ostrander Calls Out ESPN Broadcasters for Discussing Women's Bodies

(BBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman on 100m rivalries in the post-Bolt era
Christian Coleman says that the United States is set to regain its status as the world's dominant sprint superpower

(ITU) Triathlon: The World Mixed Relay Series continues in Nottingham

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson added to Müller Anniversary Games line-up
British Commonwealth heptathlon champion and European silver medallist Katarina Johnson-Thompson will compete in the 200m and long jump at the 2019 Müller Anniversary Games next month to prepare for this autumn's World Athletics Championships in Doha

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: Russian runner suspended for working with banned coach - AIU

(Diamond League) Athletics: Eugene - Asher-Smith heads world class 200m
The field boasts IAAF Diamond League winners in three events along with the reigning world champions in the 100 and 200 meters, last year’s fastest in both sprints, and a three-time Pre Classic winner

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Feature Friday - One Month Altered Collegiate History Forever

IAAF Diamond League - Rabat, Morocco






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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jeruto smashes Oslo Diamond League steeplechase record

(IAAF) Drugs in Sport: IAAF approves the application of Russia's Ekaterina Starygina to compete internationally as a neutral athlete

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Rome reality check sets Nick Willis on the right course for Olympic swansong

(BBC) Athletics: Caster Semenya invited to run Rabat Diamond League 800m says organiser
Caster Semenya has been invited to race in the 800m at Sunday's Diamond League Meeting in Rabat, says the organiser
(NBC) Athletics: U.S. Olympic medalists eye responses in Rabat; stream schedule, preview

Athletics: Running Legends to Entertain with Pre-Race Talk Show
This is the second year of the Pre-Race Talk Show that will be hosted by Running Legend, Dick Beardsley, and Olympian, Carrie Tollefson. Their talk show guests will include Jordan Hasay and Jeff Galloway.

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Lessons from the World’s First and Greatest Run Streaker
Ron Hill, who ran every day for over 52 years and was a world-class champion, is a role model for each of us to be better runners and people

(AC) Athletics: Natasha Wodak and Ben Flanagan dominant in Burnaby winning 2019 Canadian 10,000m Championships
Experience is key for Pidhoresky, Wykes and Hofbauer ahead of Canadian Half Marathon Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman blitzes to Oslo Diamond League victory
American world silver medallist Christian Coleman set a new world-leading time of 9.85 seconds as he blasted to 100m victory in Oslo

(Endurance Business) Triathlon: IRONMAN Boulder discontinued
It has been confirmed that IRONMAN Boulder will be discontinued following this year’s edition, which took place on June 9, 2019. Going forwards, while the full-distance IRONMAN triathlon will no longer be offered, the city of Boulder ‘will continue to be an important partner and play host to the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon.’

(Spikes) Athletics: Remembering Gabe
This week athletics lost an icon, with Gabriele Grunewald passing away at the age of 32 after a 10-year battle with cancer. Her teammates, rivals, colleagues and friends share their memories of Gabe, whose strength and resilience inspired millions and whose legacy will last foreve

(Indian Express) Drugs in Sport: IAAF denies promising Russia reinstatement for World Championships
The IAAF has denied promising that Russia will be reinstated in time for the track and field world championships, after Russian state TV quoted the country's top track official as saying he'd received guarantees

(WC Tribune) Athletics: 'It was a fun ride. It ended way too quick': Gabriele Grunewald's father remembers her passion

(Dyestat) Athletics: Who's Coming - Distance - 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: IAAF fail in initial bid to prevent Caster Semenya defending world 800m title

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Caster Semenya fury at Morocco race ban as Olympic champion is denied chance to contest 800m despite Swiss court throwing out IAAF regulations
* Caster Semenya has been denied entry into Morocco Diamond League meet
* The double Olympic champion wanted to run the 800m in Rabat on Sunday
* Semenya claimed Moroccan Athletics Federation failed to grant her an invitation
* She's currently free to contest any distance after Swiss court threw out IAAF rule

(IAAF) Athletics: Coleman dashes 9.85 in Oslo - IAAF Diamond League

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman - 2019 Men’s Semifinalists






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(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya denied Rabat entry but IAAF fails to block 800m champion
(AFP) Semenya: Swiss court denies IAAF request to reimpose testosterone rules

(CTolleRun) Athletics: In Memory of Gabe Grunewald
Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald was a professional middle-distance runner, multi-time cancer survivor, and founder of Brave Like Gabe, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting rare cancer research and empowering all cancer survivors through physical activity. She was a lifelong Minnesotan and former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher, where she initially walked-on before becoming an NCAA runner-up in the 1500-meters in 2010. Gabe was a USA Track & Field champion (2014 indoors) and inspired many through her efforts to continue training and racing through her lengthy battle with a rare cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma. She passed away on June 11, 2019 at age 32 in her Minneapolis home surrounded by loved ones

(RT) Drugs in Sport: Smelling a rat: Kenyan marathon runner banned after testing positive for rodent poison

(ESPN) Cycling: Froome out of Tour de France after training crash

(Cycling Magazine) Cycling: Michael Woods to make Tour de France debut
The Canadian and Rigoberto Uran give EF Education First GC options

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian Olympic gold medallist confirms investigation by Athletics Integrity Unit and could lose first vice-president role
Russia's Beijing 2008 Olympic high jump gold medallist Andrei Silnov has revealed he is being investigated by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after the reanalysis of doping samples

(CTV) Athletics: Runner kicked by dog owner after incident during Blue Nose Marathon

(GuardianNG) Athletics: Before Oduduru, other Nigerian athletes burn out of Olympics podium

(USATF) Athletics: Richardson’s historic dashes win her USATF Athlete of the Week

(NY Times) Athletics: Track Star Gabriele Grunewald Couldn’t Win This Race
(Outside Online) Runner Gabe Grunewald Dies at 32
An inspiration for many, Grunewald showed that it was okay to struggle

(Outside Online) Athletics: How the New York Mini 10K Changed Women’s Running
The history of the oldest women’s-only race is the story of progress, but also of missed opportunities

(MIrror) Athletics: Reece Prescod on fast track to world sprint podium but won't be rushed
"You’ve got to be smart this year. It’s not about who can be Diamond League champion, it’s about who can get to the champs and get the medal"

(CBC) Athletics: Crystal Emmanuel targets sprint double for 2019 world championships
3-time defending Canadian champion racing 200m in Oslo fresh off season-best in 100

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa suspended for nine months after failing doping test
* Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended for nine months
* He tested positive for strychnine, a substance sometimes used as rat poison
* The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said he would be banned until November 14

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2019 Women’s Semifinalists

(CTV) Athletics: What makes a 'perfect runner?' Two students aim to find out

Athletics: 24th Annual Essentia Health Fitness Expo at Grandma's Marathon
The free, two-day event is Thursday, June 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, June 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan banned after positive test for rat poison substance

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Stanford Men, Oregon Women Named NCAA DI Programs of the Year

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Class of the World Return For Women's 200 at Pre Classic

IAAF Diamond League - Oslo, Norway






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(SCMP) Olympics: Can Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games live up to 1964’s legacy, when Japan last hosted?
* Japan’s capital underwent such a metamorphosis before it hosted its first Games that visitors responded with stunned awe
* Such was the event’s success that it has set the bar dazzlingly high for next year’s Olympics

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Could Sebastian Coe have been the front runner in race to be Britain’s next Prime Minister?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA DI National Award Winners For 2019 Outdoor Season

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Manangoi dreams to go for double assault at athletics worlds

(CitizenTV) Athletics: Chepkoech, Coburn set for Oslo DL showdown

(Running USA) Athletics: Indy Women's Half Marathon Expands Purse for 2019

(Mirror) Athletics: Eilish McColgan goes from burglary pain to record breaking gain in defiant show
"The things they took are probably now at the bottom of a river. It’s more horrible to think that these people have been in your home, going through all your stuff. I was a bit freaked out by it all"

(Reuter) Drugs in Sport: Senior Russian athletics official faces doping ban, says federation

(Sport24) Athletics: Caster gives Zola Budd's record a shake

(NY Times) Enduranace Sports: Pushing the Limits of Human Endurance
When we work out rigorously on a regular basis, our bodies adjust to limit our ability to expend energy, a new study shows

(EA) Athletics: Muir in victorious form over 800m in Montreuil
Five days after smashing through the four minute-barrier for 1500m with 3:56.73 in the Rome Diamond League, Laura Muir had the beating of the 800m specialists over two laps of the track at the Meeting de Montreuil, a European Athletics Classic Permit Meeting, on Tuesday (11) night

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Goldie Sayers: 2008 Olympic javelin bronze to be presented to Briton next month
Briton Goldie Sayers will belatedly receive her 2008 Olympic javelin bronze medal in front of a home crowd at next month's Muller Anniversary Games

(NBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman ponders record more than rivalry as Diamond League moves to Oslo

(Today) Athletics: Gabriele 'Gabe' Grunewald has died from cancer at age 32
Her passing came days after her husband shared that Gabe was in comfort care at their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota
(Sports Illustrated) ‘Brave Like Gabe’: Remembering the Runner Who Never Gave Up in the Face of an Unbeatable Opponent
(Runner's World) Gabriele Grunewald, Pro Runner Who Raced Through Treatment for Rare Cancer, Dies at 32
The middle-distance star continued to race and inspired thousands of fans with her message of hope and resilience
(USATF) Brave Like Gabe Foundation founder, cancer research advocate and USATF national champion Gabe Grunewald dies at 32

(USATF) Athletics: Grant Holloway breaks 40-year-old collegiate record as Texas Tech wins 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships

(CTV) Athletics: Strangers help save N.S. man whose heart stopped after running half-marathon

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Caster Semenya triumphs in France as the clock ticks down on decision over her appeal against IAAF ruling
* Caster Semenya was victorious in the 2000m in France on Tuesday night
* Semenya is awaiting a decision over her appeal against an IAAF ruling
* If unsuccessful she must take medication to compete between 400m and a mile

(CBC) Women in Sport: Defiant Caster Semenya urges IAAF to 'focus on doping, not us'
Olympic champ says she will refuse to medicate her naturally high testosterone

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA DI National Award Winners For 2019 Outdoor Season

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics: Shaunae is sensational in Jamaica

(Dyestat) Athletics: Katelyn Tuohy Shutting Down Season Ahead of NBNO






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

Athletics: Run with Canadian Marathon Record Holder Cam Levins
When Cam Levins committed to racing the lululemon Toronto 10k June 15 he also accepted an invitation to join local runners in launching their training for the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Barega to defend his two-mile title in Stanford - IAAF Diamond League

(The Star) Athletics: Manangoi to give Africa Games wide berth as he joins 5,000m
Managoi said competing in 5,000 race is part of his plan to improve his endurance

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: World Series Leeds - Bigger picture cushions blow for frustrated Jonny Brownlee
Even as the acceptance of one of his worst performances as a triathlete began to dawn, Jonny Brownlee still found it within himself to look at the bigger picture

(Diamond League) Athletics:Oslo: The Dream Mile - a Bislett Tradition
Once again athletics enthusiasts from all over the world will be looking forward to the last event at the Oslo Bislett Games - The Dream Mile

(USATF) Athletics: World junior record and Arkansas upset highlight 2019 Women’s NCAA DI Outdoor Track and Field Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Jodie Williams: GB sprinter on happiness, independence, hiking and coffee
Jodie Williams loves coffee. So much so, in fact, that she lives next door to a cafe and on her personal website lists all the coffee shops she has visited. The tally is currently 71

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field All-America Honors

(OSU Bevers) Athletics: Track & Field Inks 23 for OSU 2018-19 Class

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Watch The 2019 NCAA DI Outdoor Championships All Over Again






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(Eurosport UK) Athletics: McColgan breaks Scottish 5000m record in Holland
Eilish McColgan broke her own Scottish record in the 5000m at the FBK Games in Hengelo despite almost pulling out with a head cold

(IAAF) Athletics: Ståhl, Wlodarczyk and Kirt among the favourites in Turku

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Mariya Lasitskene, Russia’s top track and field athlete, slams ‘never-ending disgrace’

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Stunning Pre Classic 2-Mile Field Loaded With The Elite

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: Runners share messages of love for US champion, Gabe Grunewald, who is moved to end-of-life care
Paula Radcliffe shared her own tribute using the hashtag #bravelikegabe

(BBC) Athletics: Caster Semenya named in South Africa's preliminary squad for World Championships
Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has been named in South Africa's preliminary squad for the World Championships in Qatar later this year

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Konstanze Klosterhalfen doubles up, and Craig Engels busts loose at the Portland Track Festival

(The Guardian) Athletics: 'No one can live without love': athlete Dutee Chand, India's LGBT trailblazer
Country’s first athlete to reveal she is in a same-sex relationship on freedom, happiness and the backlash to coming out

(RRW) Athletics: Steyn Smashes "Up" Record At Comrades Marathons
One is running out of superlatives to describe the running exploits of Gerda Steyn
(Runner's World) Athletics: Women’s Course Record Shattered at 2019 Comrades Marathon
Gerda Steyn became the first woman to break six hours in the up-run race, knocking more than 10 minutes off the previous mark
* Gerda Steyn broke the women’s up-run record at the 2019 Comrades Marathon.
* The South African ultrarunner shattered the previous mark by more than 10 minutes, making her the first woman to break six hours. She finished in 5:58:53.
* The men’s race also saw a first-time winner in Edward Mothibi, who clocked a 5:31:33.

(CTV) Athletics: First time champions take 16th annual Blue Nose Marathon

(Bring Me The News) Athletics: Former Gopher, professional runner Gabe Grunewald enters end of life care after cancer fight
The 32-year-old has inspired many during her battle with cancer
(BBC) Gabriele Grunewald: #Bravelikegabe runner hailed as inspiration in cancer battle
"Thank you for showing me what bravery looks like."

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Enddurance Sports:Have We Really Found the Limit of Human Endurance?
A new study of transcontinental racers pegs the digestive tract as the limiting factor in extreme feats of sustained endurance

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee contemplating his future in triathlon
Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is contemplating his future in the sport he has dominated for a decade following a heavy defeat in the World Series event in Leeds

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Zakayo clocks PB in Rome despite illness

Athletics: Nearly 14,000 Registered Runners Converge In The Emerald City For 2019 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half-Marathon
Shaun Frandsen takes the top spot in the marathon while Christine Babcock takes top spot in women’s race; Kenneth Kosgei and Danna Herrick finish first in the half marathon

(Inside the Games) Athletics: New Hayward Field to create "unique atmosphere" for 2021 IAAF World Championships, predicts Coe
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe is predicting "a unique atmosphere" when Oregon hosts the 2021 World Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce and Miller-Uibo highlight Racers Grand Prix






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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Arkansas Wins NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Title

(IAAF) Athletics: Course records for Kipchumba and Yimer over 15k in Valencia

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sara Hall Leads Three Moms on the Podium at NYRR New York Mini 10K Championship
Injury plagued her in 2018, but the 36-year-old is already on a roll to make 2019 a winning year
* Sara Hall won the NYRR New York Mini 10K, which serves as the USATF Women’s 10K Championships, with a final kick at the end.
* Hall finished ahead of Stephanie Bruce and Sally Kipyego, who earned second and third place in the race, respectively.

(ITU) Triathlon: Georgia Taylor Brown shines at WTS Leeds to bring home first World Series gold
Jake Birtwhistle wins first WTS gold with powerful performance in Leeds

(ITU) Triathlon: Summer Rappaport executes the perfect race in Mexico

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia's track and field ban extended amid concern of 'backsliding' on doping reforms
IAAF says progress on payments, retesting of old samples being 'undermined'
Russia's ban for doping upheld months before World Championships in Doha
Russian athletes may miss this year's World Championships in Doha after the International Association of Athletics Federations voted to leave its doping suspension in place

(Inside the Gmes) Athletics: IAAF reveals plans to change name to World Athletics as launch new logo and brand identity
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced its proposed new name and logo after they were approved by its Council here

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: Leeds Triathlon duo celebrate podium finish in front of home supporters

(CBC) Athletics: Alysha Newman sets new Canadian record in women's pole vault
Clears 4.76 metres at Speed River Inferno; Melissa Bishop-Nriagu breaks meet record in 800

(The Nation) Athletics: Filipino and Japanese runners shine at 2019 Laguna Phuket Marathon
A record 12,000-plus runners from 73 countries took part in the 14th edition of the Laguna Phuket Marathon held over the weekends in Phuket

(Balls.IE) Athletics: 19-Year-Old American Wows With World's Fastest 100m In Two Years

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Edward Mothibi wins Comrades Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Richardson makes history with NCAA sprint double

(The Herald) Athletics: Eilish McColgan eyes move to the road after Tokyo Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: MEET RECAP: 2019 NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: IAAF refutes information about council’s decision to prolong RusAF’s suspension
Agence France-Presse reported on the prolongation of the RusAF’s suspension, citing its source, earlier on Saturday

(Inside the Games) Athletics: IAAF overturns Athletics South Africa decision to ban Russian amateur runners from competing in Comrades Marathon
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) reversed a decision made by Athletics South Africa (ASA) to ban Russian athletes from competing in the Comrades Marathon after it was found they were amateur and not affiliated to the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF)






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(RRW) Athletics: Hall Takes USA 10-K Title In Sprint Finish
On a morning with near-perfect weather conditions in Central Park, Sara Hall won a thrilling battle for the USATF Women's 10-K Championship, using a devastating kick to pull away from fellow Flagstaff, Arizona, resident Stephanie Bruce in the final 100 meters
(NYRR) Sara Hall Wins First USATF 10 km Title at NYRR New York Mini 10K
Susannah Scaroni sets new world-best 10K time to win professional wheelchair race
(USATF) Hall tops the fields in dramatic fashion at the USATF Women’s 10 km Championship

(BT) Triathlon: Britain’s future triathlon stars on show at AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
Britain’s next generation showcased their talent in Roundhay Park today, kicking off two days of non-stop triathlon action at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Russia again in spotlight as IAAF wrestles with Semenya case

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Brownlees return home as World Triathlon Series hits Leeds as Zaferes aims to continue her dominance
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Series is set to begin the first of two legs in Britain this weekend with a race in Leeds - home turf for one of the sport's biggest names - before the tour heads to Nottingham next week

(MIrror) Athletics: Laura Muir sets sights on world rule after impressive start to track campaign
"I think she thinks she can win the gold in Doha and I know she thinks she can go faster." Muir's coach Andy Young

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia hopeful of IAAF lifting ban after paying outstanding bill but new reports of suspended coaches working could delay reinstatement
A possible reinstatement of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) will again be the key topic at this weekend's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council meeting here - with optimism that the three-and-a-half-year ban would be lifted after paying an outstanding $3.2 million (£2.5 billion/€2.8 million) bill offset by fears the suspension could be extended again after after fresh reports of discredited Russian coaches remaining active

NYRR New York Mini 10K - New York, NY
USATF Women's 10 km Championships






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(IAAF) Athletics: Hassan targeting European 5000m record in Hengelo

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo Bislett Games Is Sold Out
For the first time in our 54-year history there is no tickets left for spectators, one week prior to Oslo Bislett Games, meeting director Steinar Hoen announced today

Athletics: 2019 Marsh Nelson Media Award Announced
The Canadian 10,000m Championship will feature Canada’s best on June 13th at Swangard Stadium

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Dani Rowe: I'm happy to have retired from cycling - I still love the sport, but just want to enjoy it from the other side

(USATF) Athletics: Bruce eyes repeat, talented field ready to race at the USATF Women’s 10 km Championship hosted by NYRR Mini 10K

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Ajee Wilson ready to go full blast in 800m

(VeloNews) Cyclong: UCI to use new testing methods to combat ‘mechanical doping’
Cycling's governing body promises new methods to combat the threat of 'mechanized doping' within racing

(RRW) Athletics: Will Youth Prevail Over Experience At USA 10-K Championships At The Mini?
Experience is usually an important factor in distance-running success, but that may not be the case in Saturday's NYRR New York Mini 10-K

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Pro Runner Is Pregnant. Will She Still Be Paid?
Experiences vary widely from athlete to athlete and company to company

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Mo Ahmed resets own 5,000m Canadian record

(The Age) Women in Sport: Semenya's future lies in interpretation of human rights

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: A Tinman is born
The young group from Boulder are doing things their own way

Athletics: 2019 Marsh Nelson Media Award Announced
Grandma’s Marathon has announced local newspaper owner, Jake Benson, as the recipient of its 2019 Marsh Nelson Media Award

(BBTM) Athletics: Making the Most of Your Mile: Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile
Second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 features more than $25,000 in prize money for its inaugural event: "We're going to put Yakima on the map!"

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith keeps up scintillating form with rapid 10.94-second 100m in Rome but finishes second to rival Elaine Thompson
* Dina Asher-Smith came second behind Olympic champion Elaine Thompson
* British sprinter led from the blocks but Thompson's last 30 metres was superb
* Asher-Smith and Jamaican have fascinating head-to-head battle this year
(BBC) Rome Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith runs sub 11 seconds, Laura Muir second in 1500m

(AFP) Athletics: Norman stuns Lyles to win 200m in Rome

(IAAF) Athletics: Bekele and Dibaba come out on top in distance duels in Rome - IAAF Diamond League






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(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runner Brandon McBride places 3rd in 800 metres
Canadian Mo Ahmed resets own 5,000m Canadian record; teammate Justyn Knight sets personal best in same event

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2019 NCAA Track & Field Championships
The best college runners are going for titles in Austin, Texas

(Sport24) Athletics: Thompson beats Asher-Smith to win Rome Diamond League 100m

(ESPN) Olympics: USOC seeks pregnant-athlete insurance reform

(BBC) Endurance Sports: Ultimate limit of human endurance found
The ultimate limit of human endurance has been worked out by scientists analysing a 3,000 mile run, the Tour de France and other elite events

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Susannah Scaroni - Raise the Bar
Carrie interviews Paralympian Susannah Scaroni! They talk about her preparations for the upcoming NYRR NY Mini 10K, her attempts to bring more awareness to her sport, and how growing up in a small town as the only person in a wheelchair helped her become who she is today

(NY Times) Running: New Racing Rules Remove Some Barriers for Transgender Runners

(BBC) Athletics: Rome Diamond League: Andrew Pozzi on coaching switch to Italy
Last autumn, Andrew Pozzi was offered a choice

(RunRepeat) Athletics: The State of Running 2019

(Mirror) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith insists Italian job is no Roman holiday as she means business
Britain's fastest ever woman full of confidence ahead of first 100 metres race of year tonight at Rome Diamond League

(Kyodo News) Athletics: Sani Brown runs wind-aided 9.96-second 100 at NCAA champs

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive: Two Russian coaches, doctor banned for doping still active in sport

(CBC) Athletics: Toronto's Justyn Knight wants strong finish in Diamond League debut
Former NCAA star expects 'challenging' 5,000m in Rome after qualifying for worlds

(ESPN) Athletics: 'Running to the edge': How Bob Larsen became one of America's greatest running coaches
In recognition of #GlobalRunningDay on June 5, here is an excerpt from "Running on the edge." Learn how legendary running coach Bob Larsen pushed New York and Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi past his limits into an elite runner

(BA) Athletics: Asher-Smith and Muir back out in Rome

(USATF) Athletics: Andersen’s hammer world lead wins her USATF Athlete of the Week

IAAF Diamond League Rome - Italy






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(Spikes) Athletics: Sub-10 - By Filippo Tortu
The gun goes, and the first thing I see when I rise from my blocks? Su Bingtian, flying ahead of me

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans in Rome to fine tune for World Championships trials

(USATF) Athletics: Tickets for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field go on sale July 25

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: British sprinter has more 'self-belief' after memorable 2018 season
British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith says she gained in "confidence" and "self-belief" following her 2018 success

(Runner's World) Athletics: 53-Year-Old Breaks Masters Mile World Record With Sub-4:20 Performance
At the Music City Distance Carnival, Brad Barton sliced more than five seconds off the previous record set 18 years ago

(Washington Post) Athletics: Matthew Boling went viral for his track success. His life has changed 10 seconds at a time

(The Guardian) Athletics: 'It's humiliating for us': village disowns Dutee Chand, India's first openly gay athlete
Country’s fastest sprinter praised for courage, but family and locals say they cannot accept a gay relationship

(The Star) Athletics: Olympic champion Kipyegon for Prefontaine Classic
* Kipyegon will lead compatriot Winny Chebet, winner of the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup, as they battle the likes of two-time Diamond Trophy winner Laura Muir of Great Britain and current world leader Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia.
* Timothy Cheruiyot, the 2018 Diamond League champion headlines Lausanne’s Athletissima on July 5

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Two-hour barrier in marathon can be broken soon claims sports science expert Pitsiladis at Israel NOC conference
The two-hour barrier in the marathon could be broken soon, sports science expert Yannis Pitsiladis claimed

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: IAAF aim to quickly overturn Swiss court order allowing Caster Semenya to compete without taking hormone-suppressing drugs
* The IAAF will appeal a decision by a Swiss court to suspend their new ruling
* The Court of Arbitration for Sport approved an introduction of testosterone limit
* 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya appealed to Swiss Federal Tribunal
* Suspension allows Semenya to compete without taking hormone suppressants

(London Free Press) Athletics: Damian Warner's speedy start to decathlon season puts 10-second barrier on notice

(Gary Cohen Running) Athletics: Jon Sinclai Interview

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2019 Women’s Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Watch List






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(Fast Running) Athletics: McColgan and Wright part of strong team for Nights of the 10,000m PBs

(IAAF) Women in Sport: IAAF Response to Swiss Federal Tribunal order regarding DSD Regulations
IAAF response to IWG, WSI and IAPESGW

(Tri247) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee to race IRONMAN Ireland, Cork
(NBC) Alistair Brownlee, double Olympic triathlon champion, moves up to Ironman

Athletics: Bowie, Hobbs, Ahouré lead series of hot matchups at adidas Boost Boston Games
International medalists to spar in fourth edition of North America’s only street-meet

(Diamond League) Athletics: Rabat: 1500m - Arrafi and Kaazouzi to Sparkle the Stands in Rabat
The major event is the 1500-meter track running, which will once again capture the attention of the Moroccan public

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's Olympic champ Chepng'etich set to return

(IAAF) Athletics: Thrilling head-to-heads galore in Rome - IAAF Diamond League

(Evening Standard) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: IAAF vows to fight on after Swiss court hands Olympic champion reprieve
The IAAF has pledged to take the fight to Caster Semenya after a Swiss court gave the two-times Olympic champion a temporary reprieve to continue competing without hormone-suppressing drugs

(BT Sport) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee looking to put Olympic ambitions to the test in Leeds
The 31-year-old is hoping to compete for a third Olympic gold medal in Tokyo next summer

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 65 with Brady Threlfall
"I was hooked by the appeal that you could work hard and you saw those results. I think coming from team sports, where you could work hard and still not be successful because there was so many different aspects that had to click and go right for that team to be successful, whereas I noticed from a really early stage that if I did the work, I was going to be successful. It didn’t take long for my times to drop—I call it the honeymoon period now with some of the athletes that I coach—in those first 6-12 months it’s really good because if you get the training right, and if you’re patient and hit that sweet spot in training, it’s almost like every second weekend you can go out there and PR a race."

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport; Exclusive: Russia infighting could lead to World Championship expulsion as officials turn on each other

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2019 Men’s Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Watch List

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya able to run medication-free for now as Swiss court floors IAAF
Swiss court tells IAAF to suspend testosterone regulations - Semenya can compete in 800m without medication to 25 June






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(Runner's World) Athletics: Are Elite Men or Women Better at Pacing a Marathon?
New research breaks down the pacing strategies for male and female marathon world record holders

(Harry Jerome) Athletics: Aaron Brown seeking super sonic speed at Harry Jerome Track Meet

(PreClassic) Athletics: Fireworks Ready in Star-Studded Pre Classic Women's 1500

(Dai Sport) Athletics: How A Mystery Illness Left Wales’ Track Star Melissa Courtney In Intensive Care
It seems Melissa Courtney breaks a Welsh record or adds a major medal to her collection every time she steps onto the track these days, indoors or out. But, just four years ago, she was in intensive care in Portugal having been struck down with a mystery illness. Here, she tells Dai Sport’s athletics writer Owen Morgan how, with the help of Welsh Athletics, she got to the root of the problem….and is now reaping the rewards

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without medication after controversial IAAF ruling suspended
* Caster Semenya has appealed successfully against the contentious IAAF change
* It had required her to use medication that would lower her testosterone levels
* The South African had lost a landmark legal case against the IAAF last month
(702) Swiss court suspends IAAF rules barring Caster Semenya
(NPR) 'I Am A Woman': Track Star Caster Semenya Continues Her Fight To Compete As Female

(IAAF) Athletics: After NCAA heroics, rising star Oduduru now sees Doha on his horizon

(The Standard) Athletics: Niagara Falls half-marathon empowers women
More than 2,000 runners participate in Sunday’s event

(CBC) Women in Sport: Stakeholders in the sports world should - but probably won't - come to Caster Semenya's aid
Concerned sports viewers have a larger voice than they realize to make themselves heard on this issue

Athletics: The 22nd edition of Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon welcomed participants of all abilities to America’s Finest City
Women’s Elite course record and Dog Mile world record shattered; 6 men clock sub-4 minutes at the "fastest mile in the west" 20th edition draws record 1,500 entrants; Backwards 1K Walk Guinness World Record attempt attracts 1,000-plus participants.

Athletics: Strum, Haiss Win State Street Mile Titles on Record Setting Day
Women’s Elite & Masters Elite course records and Dog Mile world record shattered; 6 men clock sub-4 minutes at the "fastest mile in the west"; 20th edition draws record 1,500 entrants; Backwards 1K Walk Guinness World Record attempt attracts 1,000-plus participants

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo: Can Coleman Attack The Track Record At Bislett?
The track record for 100 meters at Bislett Stadium is 9.79 by Usain Bolt from 2012. A time equal to Chris Colemans personal best. The question is if the fastest man in the world ever can threat this at Oslo Bislett Games

(Union-Tribune) Athletics: Kenyan Ngeno wins Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, but misses big payday
Nine seconds means first prize is one-tenth what it could have been for winner; longer races won by English man, American woman

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Emma Coburn Collects First 1,500 Win, Sage Hurta Shines in 800 at Music City Distance Carnival
Coburn leads six athletes under World Championship standard, with Hurta holding off prep standout Mu; Sprout edges Culpepper in boys mile, with James winning girls 800 and Hutchins girls mile

(EA) Athletics: Repeat wins for Rachik and Fisikovici in Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon
Italy’s Yassine Rachik and Moldova’s Lilia Fisikovici were decisive winners on Czech soil two weeks ago in the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon and they brought that form with them to the Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon on Saturday (1) evening

(Inside the Games) Athletics: For the first time, there are more female than male runners, IAAF Global Running Conference in Lanzhou hears
Research released to the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) first Global Running Conference in Lanzhou in China shows that, for the first time in history, there were more female runners than male runners in 2018, with 50.23 per cent of runners being female

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Russia's hopes of being reinstated suffer further setback as fresh doping allegations emerge about high jump champion Danil Lysenko
* Champion high jumper Danil Lysenko was predicted gold at Tokyo 2020
* But he failed to inform testers about his whereabouts last year, resulting in a ban
* Fresh documents allege top officials forged documents from doctors
* The allegations could mean Russia's ban is extended to the Olympics next year






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(The 42) Athletics: Dublin runner wins second successive Cork City marathon, Tipp athlete first woman home

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Investigation launched into allegations Russian Athletics officials forged documents to help world champion avoid ban
Russian officials have promised to cooperate with an investigation into claims forged paperwork was submitted to help world indoor champion Danil Lysenko avoid a doping ban as they insisted the alleged cover-up would not affect their participation at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo

(BBC) Triathlon: Triathlon European Championships: Alistair Brownlee and fellow Briton Beth Potter win gold
Alistair Brownlee and fellow Briton Beth Potter both won gold at the Triathlon European Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge secrets of marathon success
* Genetic makeup is another factor. But studies have been unable to prove that Kenyan athletes are genetically adapted towards distance running.
* Kenya’s long-distance runners have a psychological and social advantage because they now see themselves as unbeatable on the global stage

(Fox Sports) Drugs in Sport: Russia says it’s working with probe of doping forgery claims

(RunRepeat) Athletics: The State of Running 2019

(IAAF) Athletics: Edesa breaks course record at Lanzhou Marathon

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Russia faces ANOTHER Olympics doping ban as fresh allegations emerge that could see athletes barred from 2020 Games in Japan
* Champion high jumper Danil Lysenko was predicted gold at Tokyo 2020
* But he failed to inform testers about his whereabouts last year, resulting in a ban
* Fresh documents allege top officials forged documents from doctors to show Lysenko was too unwell to be tested
* The allegations could mean Russia's ban is extended to the Olympics next year

(AW) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson is ready to take on Thiam, says Ennis-Hill
Jessica Ennis-Hill believes her fellow Briton can challenge the Olympic heptathlon champion after her strong showing in Götzis

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Belgian confident Kipchoge can run sub two-hour marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Brittany Crew breaks Canadian shot put record to claim bronze in Germany
25-year-old throws 18.69m to better previous national mark

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:NCAA DI Final Site Championships: Where Are They From?

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Brownlee blitzes the field in Triathlon European Championships in Weert to complete British double
Alistair Brownlee lived up to his status as the headline attraction of the European Triathlon Union Triathlon European Championships in Weert as he powered to victory
(BT) Brownlee and Potter scoop double European Championship gold for GB
Alistair Brownlee picked up his fourth ever European Championship title in Weert, as Britain’s Beth Potter claims first international standard distance honours of her career

(BBC) Triathlon: ITU World Cup: Alistair Brownlee & Sophie Coldwell win in Cagliari
Two-time Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee won the men's race and British team-mate Sophie Coldwell the women's at the ITU World Cup in Cagliari, Italy

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Manang’oi focused on world record attempt

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: The ascent of Shelby Houlihan
Titles on titles for the Iowa native have led to big expectations for 2019 and beyond






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(Pittsburgh10Miler) Athletics: Runners to Celebrate the Best of Pittsburgh at the 2019 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
More than 5,000 runners expected to participate in the Saturday, Nov. 2 event

Athletics: Tabb’s strong finish earns victory at 41st Annual Freihofer’s Run For Women 5K
Three-Time Olympian Rhines Wins Third Consecutive Masters Title

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo: Ibarguen Aiming For Her Fourth Bislett Triumph
Catherine Ibarguen is not only one of the truly great horizontal jumpers of her generation, but the Columbian is one of the best ever in her disciplines; placed fifth on the all-time triple jump list with a personal best of 15.31

(Diamond League) Athletics: London: Six World Champions Confirmed For Muller Anniversary Games
Six world champions from London 2017 have aligned as a star-studded field emerges for the Müller Anniversary Games

(RRW) Athletics: In Race Debut, Tabb Wins 41st Freihofer's Run For Women
In her debut at the event, Elaina Tabb of the Boston Athletic Association High Performance team won the 41st Freihofer's Run for Women 5-K here this morning, crossing the finish line on Washington Avenue adjacent to West Capitol Park in 16:03 and earning $10,000 in prize money

(Outside Online) Athletics: In Defense of Mo Farah
You might not like his style, but Sir Mo gives his sport some much-needed attitude

(Time) Drugs in Sport: A Team USA Long Jumper Ate 'Tainted Beef' at an Arkansas Restaurant. Now He Faces a Four-Year Doping Ban

(Reuters) Women in Sport: South African federation joins Semenya appeal over CAS verdict

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA DI Regional Award Winners For 2019 Outdoor Season

(RRW) Athletics: Freihofer's Run To Help Tabb Re-Boot Her 2019 Track Campaign
Twenty-nine days ago Elaina Tabb was circling the track at Stanford University having the race of her life at the Payton Jordan Invitational 10,000m
Times-Union) Through the years: Freihofer's Run for Women

Freihofer's Run for Women - Syracuse, NY





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