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Runner's Web June 2020 FrontPage Archive

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(EA) Athletics: 50 Golden Moments: Kristiansen’s scintillating 10,000m in Stuttgart
Four years after the marathon was contested in a major event for the first time at the 1982 European Championships, the women’s 10,000m made its long-awaited championship debut at the Stuttgart 1986 European Athletics Championships

(RRW) Athletics: Postponed Prague Marathon Now Cancelled
The 2020 Volkswagen Prague Marathon, which had been postponed from May 3, to October 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has now been cancelled

(TeamGB) Athletics: Medal-chasing Hawkins hard at work in parents’ shed

(Yahoo) Athletics: Former Duck Galen Rupp calls representing Oregon 'a tremendous honor'

(Fast Women) Athletics: A conversation with Samia Akbar
I recently wrote about Samia Akbar being the fastest known U.S.-born Black marathoner with her 2:34:14 at the 2006 New York City Marathon. Last week, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with her, and I’m sharing some of the highlights here. Akbar was an All-American runner for American University, and she was inducted into their athletic hall of fame in 2017. She went on to run professionally for seven years and now works as a global marketing manager for New Balance.

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian athletes detail experiences with racism in sports
Police encounters, microaggressions, marketing rejections among many incidents

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 118 with Yassine Diboun
"One of the main things too is people just kind of sticking out like a sore thumb. It’s so unbalanced that I think people of color sometimes feel uncomfortable going into this sport that is just predominantly white. I’ve never really let it be any sort of limiting factor for me and I know there a lot of people of color that still feel that trail runners and runners in general that these are my tribe of people, it’s so welcoming. I don’t feel racism in our sport. That doesn’t mean it’s not lacking racial and ethnic diversity but I think the more that we start to see that diversity, the more people will say, ‘Oh, they’re doing it, I can do that too.’ It’s the same thing with recovery, it’s when people start seeing other people do it, “Oh if they did it, then I can do it.” And so that’s kind of why I wanted to be more open about my recovery but also I wanted to be more open about this topic too, is to inspire people—like no, you’re welcome here."

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hamburg Marathon, Which Still Hasn’t Canceled, Announces a Strict Hygiene Policy
The organizers do not yet have approval to run the September race, but hope their intense hygiene proposal will sway the city

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Analysis of Russian doping finds female athletes four times more likely to be banned
A study into Russian doping in athletics has analysed the difference in performance between athletes who have served doping bans and those who haven't, finding that clean athletes performed better in six out of 21 disciplines

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen clocks world leading 13:19.65 5000m in Oslo
European 5000m silver medallist Henrik Ingebrigtsen from Norway glided to a world leading 5000m time of 13:19.65 at the Boysen Memorial in Oslo, a European Athletics Area Permit Meeting, on Monday

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Putter Jon Jones Thinking Olympic Team
Buffalo alum Jon Jones is confident he can overcome his inability to train this spring

(Canadian Running Magazine ) Athletics: The new way to predict your marathon pace
How critical speed can help asses your pre-marathon fitness

(RRW) Athletics: Flashback - Tales of Travel Dominated Discussion Before 2010 London Marathon
While we don't yet know if the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will actually take place on its special pandemic date of Sunday, October 4, it's worth noting that organizers have been willing to take extreme steps in the past to get their elite field to London ready to race. In 2010, a volcano in Iceland shot a massive ash plume into the atmosphere which all but shut down commercial air travel. In my 2010 story, below, read what then race director Dave Bedford did, and how one athlete, Mara Yamauchi, struggled mightily to get to the race. Exhausted from her trip, she would finish tenth but was updgraded to 8th after the first two finishers, Liliya Shubukhova and Inga Abitova, were later disqualified for doping.

(The Inverness Courier) Athletics: Huge blow for Inverness economy as Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running cancelled for 2020

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Robinson Brothers Make NCAA T&F History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Runner's World) Athletics: USATF Board Deals With Fallout From CEO’s Salary, Olympic Committee Challenges
Meetings and resignations reveal discord. Meanwhile, the USOPC is asking for governance changes

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Impossible to Control
During the running boom years of the 1970s, when thousands more runners began to qualify for the Boston Marathon and the crowds along the roads thickened with the emergence of local hero Bill Rodgers, it got to the point in 1978 where runners couldn’t pass one another on Heartbreak Hill because the crowd jammed in so tight that the road narrowed to a single lane like at the Tour de France in the Pyrenees or the Alps

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Quantifying the Benefits of Drafting for Runners
A new aerodynamic analysis runs the numbers on exactly where to run when you’re behind someone else

(The Province) Athletics: Marathoner Rachel Cliff getting in step for another run at the Olympics
"It’s an opportunity to experiment in training and see what else I respond to. It’s not what I have chosen, but there are silver linings in everything. But is it all weird? Yeah, it’s really weird." - Rachel Cliff

(WA) Athletics: Rojas, Cheptegei and Hassan confirmed for Monaco - Wanda Diamond League

(Capital FM) Olympics: Half of Tokyo residents oppose Olympics in 2021: poll
Just over half of Tokyo’s residents don’t think the postponed 2020 Olympics should be held next year, backing either a further delay or outright cancellation because of fears over the coronavirus, according to a poll published Monday

(The Star) Athletics: Specialised trainings crucial for coast junior sprinters, says Kisalu
* We have in the recent past produced national primary and secondary school champions but don’t go far owing to many obstacles including lack of proper training equipment - Kisalu.
* Abdullah, who is also the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show chairperson, said they will donate training shoes and tracksuits to those at the Kijiwetanga Camp

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman: Lord Coe says athletes should not 'minimise' whereabouts rule
No athlete should "minimise the importance of the whereabouts rule", says World Athletics president Sebastian Coe after Christian Coleman missed three doping tests

(Olympic Channel) Olympics: Sunette Viljoen aims for fifth Olympics: "No matter what, I will get back up"
Cricketer turned South African javelin thrower shares her high hopes for Tokyo 2020 after recovering from a back injury

(Outside Online) Cycling: The Tour de France Goes Virtual
Well, sort of. There’s no racing on the roads yet, but pro teams are flocking to a digital version that will be broadcast to fans

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Jen Rhines, One of America’s Best Distance Runners Of All-Time

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: 'I'm embarrassed about what happened' says Nicki Sørensen of doping past
'I feel I can show young people that it is not the way to go' says Israel Start-Up Nation sports director

(AW) Athletics: Scottish Championships under threat
Scottish Athletics is planning a series of events if national championships cannot take place this year

(EA) Athletics: Tamberi equals world high jump lead with 2.30m in Ancona
European indoor champion Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy matched the world outdoor lead in the high jump with a 2.30m clearance in Ancona on Sunday

(Newsroom) Triathlon: The swerve in Dr Wells’ grand Ironman plan
Undefeated in every event she lined up for in 2019, Dr Hannah Wells is determined not to be beaten by a pandemic in her goal to race in the ultimate Ironman

(Montreal Gazette) Triathlon: Montreal world triathlon now set for Parc Jean-Drapeau in October

(The Star) Athletics: Carlos leads U.S. call for scrapping of protest ban
The IOC said earlier this month that it would consult with athletes to “explore different ways for athletes to express support for the principles enshrined in the Olympic charter in a dignified way”

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Shakima Wimbley Looking To Make Up For 2019 Mistake
Shakima Wimbley’s trophy chest includes World Champs 4×4 golds both indoors and out

(WA) Athletics: Rooth moves to No.2 on world U20 decathlon all-time list, Ehammer leaps 8.15m

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Former sprinter Christian Malcolm in frame to become new head coach at UK Athletics with Stephen Maguire and Toni Minichiello also in running
* A three-way race has developed in the bid to become UK Athletics head coach
* Stephen Maguire and Toni Minichiello are believed to be in the runnings
* However, Sportsmail understands ex-sprinter Christian Malcolm is a candidate

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: UTEP’s Nyambui Goes 7-For-7 Outdoors
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Forgotten hero of the '68 podium protest
The courage of Peter Norman during an anti-racism protest by two of his fellow athletes at the 1968 Mexico Olympics should not be overlooked

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Most athletes are true to word in dates with drug testers

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Isinbayeva writes letter urging IOC and World Athletics to "protect" Russian athletes as deadline for RusAF payment looms
Russia's two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has written an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Athletics as the deadline for the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) payment nears

(Sport24) Athletics: Athletics South Africa opts against return to competition despite government approval

(9News) Athletics: Emma Coburn breaks Colorado Mile record
The former CU Buff clocked a 4:32 mile at Colorado Mesa University on Saturday night.
(Runner's World) Emma Coburn Breaks Colorado State Mile Record in the Team Boss Colorado Mile
Team Boss also raised $30,000 for the Sachs Foundation, a local nonprofit

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor discharged, to recuperate at home

(EA) Athletics: European U20 decathlon champion Ehammer jumps 8.15m in Schaffhausen
European U20 decathlon champion Simon Ehammer from Switzerland produced one of the best ever long jump performances by a combined eventer in Schaffhausen on Sunday

(CBC) Athletics: Half marathon world-record holder hit by motorcycle, breaks leg
2019 New York Marathon men's champ Geoffrey Kamworer 'doing well' after surgery

(Cycling News) Cycling: French inquiry into mechanical doping dropped for lack of evidence
Two years after Van den Driessche no other motors found

CCES) Drugs in Sport: CCES to Resume Urine Sample Collection

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Oxy’s Gutowski Vaults To Record Heights
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(irish Times) Athletics: Grateful dead: how the lockdown resurrected an Irish Olympic runner
2012 Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird has come out of retirement and set eyes on Tokyo Games

(Maxim) Athletics: Adidas Unveils Adizero Adios Pro Running Sneaker
Featuring five carbon fiber rods that mimic the foot's metatarsal bones

(The Fashion Law) Athletics: Nike Prevails in Latest Fight with adidas Over Their Rival Knitted Footwear Technology

(EA) Athletics: One week until Duplantis makes his 2020 domestic debut after preparing in Uppsala
Armand Duplantis will make his 2020 domestic debut in Gothenburg next Saturday and the countdown to the competition has begun for the Swedish superstar with mounting excitement for his first appearance on home soil since the Finnkampen match in Stockholm last August

Athletics: Product Review - Adidas FWD-01 Sport Headphones
Last year, Adidas entered the sport headphone market with the FWD-01

(WA) Athletics: Hutchinson, sprints coach and accidental hero, dedicated to keeping the peace

(Bend Bulletin) Athletics: Bend's Eaton relives his first decathlon world record at the new Hayward Field

(USATF) Athletics: Scheduling Update - USATF elite competitions

(Daily Nation) Athletics: New World U-20 dates could be known next month, hints Tuwei

(BBC) Athletics: 'Change is coming' - Tommie Smith backs sports stars making anti-racism stand
You can't be afraid to make a stand if you believe it from the heart. Don't wait for tomorrow to do a job that you can do today."

(USATF) Athletics: Farmer-Patrick’s 400H record earns her USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(Mirror) Athletics: British Athletics says sorry after sold-out national champs move behind closed doors
Announcement made on day Barry Fudge, a central cog in the machine that turned Sir Mo Farah into a world beater, leaves his role as head of endurance at the organisation

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Sport Dai Greene on athletics’ whereabouts failures: ‘These guys are getting away with it’
The former 400m-hurdles world champion Dai Greene tells Lawrence Ostlere why he was unimpressed by Christian Coleman’s excuses for a recent anti-doping violation

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Sports CS Amina vows to push on with bid to criminalize doping
With an influx in the number of doping cases in the country, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has vowed to push on with her bid to make an amendment to the Anti-Doping Act to ensure anyone found guilty of doping will be jailed

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: 'Misconceptions and falsehoods': WADA formally responds to US report demanding reform

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Barry Fudge, Mo Farah's former 'right-hand man', to leave British Athletics
The man who played a key role in Farah's four Olympic titles becomes the latest figure caught up in the Alberto Salazar scandal to depart

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Guthrie-Gresham Generates Greatness
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Runner's World) Athletics: How These U.S. Running Organizations Are Reaching Underserved Communities
Recent events showcase the need to take action, elevate the programming, and promote diversity

(NY Daily News) Athletics: Out of the running: New York City Marathon canceled over COVID

(Spikes) Athletics: Family by Perseus Karlstrom
I guess I was always going to be a race walker. It’s what I was born into, what I was brought up with

(EA) Athletics: Herman clocks a world leading 12.73 100m hurdles in Minsk
In the first significant competition in Belarus this summer, European champion Elvira Herman sped to a 12.73 (0.5) clocking in the 100m hurdles in Minsk on Thursday

(Register-Guard) Athletics: The Prefontaine Classic officially calls off its 2020 meet

(ITU) Triathlon: World Triathlon moves Montreal WTS and WPS to October 3-4

(The Guardian) Athletics: Barry Fudge to step down as British Athletics head of endurance
Fudge played pivotal role in Farah’s Olympic triumphs - ‘The time is right for me to move on,’ says Fudge

(CBS Denver) Athletics: Olympian Emma Coburn, Team Boss Get Ready To Run After Coronavirus Isolation

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Podcast - Dani Jones
Dani Jones recently joined Team Boss to be coached by Joe Bosshard for her professional running career. Dani was a standout runner at the University of Colorado where she was a 4-time NCAA National Champion and 12-time All-American. She holds personal bests of 4:27.88 in the mile, 9:02.22 in the 3000m, and 15:17 in the 5000m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor operated on in Eldoret after freak road accident

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Diamond League makes it official: there will not be a Prefontaine Classic track meet in 2020

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: RunCzech Adds Two Road Races to its Summer Schedule

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Reid Coolsaet runs under Canadian 5K masters record in solo time trial
Though his time isn't ratifiable, Coolsaet ran his fastest 5K in years

(BBC) Athletics: British Athletics Championships rescheduled for 4-5 September
The British Athletics Championships have been rescheduled for 4-5 September and will be behind closed doors

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League announces updates to 2020 calendar

(VMLM) Athletics: An open letter from Virgin Money London Marathon Event Director Hugh Brasher

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Sprinter Annie Tagoe: 'I felt like I needed to bleach my skin to fit in'
British athlete explains how racist slurs at school led her to take extreme action - and why she took up running rather than acting

(Runner's World) Health and Fitness: One Run Can Alter 9,815 Molecules in Your Body—Here’s Why That’s Important
Researchers are one step closer to figuring out the body’s exact molecular response to exercise

(BBC) Athletics: Zoey Clark: Scottish sprinter has greater drive after shutdown
Scottish sprinter Zoey Clark says the Covid-19 shutdown has given her a new appreciation for athletics and extra determination to achieve her dream of competing at an Olympic Games

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: 'It's just not the system': Christian Coleman warned not to expect a deal by Lord Coe after the sprinter floated outcome that would let him run at the Olympics if his anti-doping charge for 'whereabouts' violation is upheld
* Christian Coleman has been handed a provisional suspension for his violation
* He faces a two-year ban and that would mean he would miss rescheduled Games
* But Lord Coe warned he would be 'surprised' if any deal was made with him

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Conway Raises The Bar In 1989
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(RS) Athletics: An Update on the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: If Virtual Racing Is Our Future, It’s Time to Reinvent the Rules
One competitive runner’s quest to stop hating virtual runs by finding events doing things differently

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Amanda & Joel Stetler - If You Don’t See a Dream, Make One!
Carrie concludes a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald!

(AP) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics must firm up $3.3 billion in sponsor income

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Former Team Sky rider banned for doping two years after he retired
The UCI has handed Kanstantsin Siutsou a four-year ban for using EPO

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Geraint Thomas says Chris Froome transfer rumours ‘affect him indirectly but don’t keep him up at night’
With the Tour de France fast approaching, attentions turn to leadership at Team Ineos

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy threatens to pull WADA funding
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has threatened to pull its funding of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unless the international body undergoes serious reform

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Doping tests will continue, local runners told

(The Telegraph) Athletics: As a black woman, you have to leave part of yourself back in the changing room - but attitudes are changing
Thankfully the sucess of athletes like Denise Lewis, the Williams sister and Simone Biles is changing perceptions of the black female body

(Mirror) Athletics: British Athletics boss makes plea for more black coaches and administrators to apply for top jobs
Excl: Joanna Coates, chief executive of UKA, will also meet today with Britain's star athletes to plan a brighter future for the embattled sport

(The Guardian NG) Athletics: Lagos City Marathon organisers, athletes quarrel over delayed ‘prize monies’

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Think racism hasn't affected me? It's there almost every day
From being followed by security guards, to photographers adjusting my skin tone - things have to change

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan long-distance runner Kipkorir given four-year doping ban
Kenyan long-distance runner Japhet Kipkorir has been given a four-year ban after testing positive for the prohibited substance nandrolone

(BBC) Athletics: New York City and Berlin marathons cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic
The New York City and Berlin marathons have been cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian Sports Minister Matytsin says country's athletes must be allowed to compete internationally as neutrals
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin says the country's athletes must be allowed to compete as neutrals in international competition, even if the country's athletics federation does not pay a $5 million (£4.02 million/€4.44 million) fine by the start of July

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Conley Soars; Razorbacks Complete Triple Crown
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport urges IOC to amend Rule 50
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to amend a controversial rule which bans athletes from protesting at the Olympic Games

(Ouside Online) Health and Fitness: This Is Your Brain on Exercise
Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why

(RRW) Athletics: Team Boss Is Running For Records, But Also Taking A Stand
When coach Joe Bosshard realized in the middle of March what a profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the lives of his athletes, he needed to rethink completely his team's program for 2020

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Athletics: Virtual Canadian 10K Championships to take place on Canada Day
Reigning 2019 champion Natasha Wodak and 2018 winner Rachel Cliff planning to take part; Canadians will have a chance to beat the champ to win prizes

Athletics: BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will not take place in 2020
Due to the regulation on the prohibition of major events against the background of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in accordance with § 32 Sentence 1 of the Infection Protection Act (valid since April 22, 2020), events with 5,000 participants or more are prohibited by the responsible authorities until October 24, 2020

(RRW) Athletics: TCS NYC Marathon Has Been Cancelled
The decision to cancel the race, which would have been held for the 50th time on Sunday, November 1, was made jointly by race founders and organizers New York Road Runners, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

(Triathlete) Triathlon: How Kona Is Coping Without Ironman
The Big Island and Kailua-Kona have kept COVID-19 at bay, but now face economic challenges without tourists. What will triathletes see when Ironman eventually returns?

(NY Times) Athletics: New York City Marathon Canceled Because of Pandemic
Despite dropping infection rates in the region, organizers and city officials decided the risks of running a race with 50,000 participants were too high

(Outside Online) Women in Sport How Oiselle Is Committing to Anti-Racism
The women's running apparel company just signed activist Alison Désir and diversity and inclusion consultant Courtney Carter, and is creating an advisory group to prioritize diverse voices

(The Star) Athletics: Krop remembers how he paced Rhonex to world record
* The 18-year-old is one of the probables for the now postponed World Under-20 Championships earlier scheduled for Nairobi’s Moi Stadium, Kasarani Stadium
* While most athletes aspire to join uniformed forces after school, Krop has another idea of securing the scholarship to become a teacher

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Is the Coronavirus Affecting College Running?
Programs eliminated, budgets slashed, fall seasons suspended. It’s a perilous time for cross country and track

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir: Scot was 'guinea pig' for training colleague Jemma Reekie
Laura Muir says she was coach Andy Young's "guinea pig" in developing a training programme that has allowed compatriot Jemma Reekie to flourish

(EA) Athletics: 50 Golden Moments: Asher-Smith blazes to a sprint treble in Berlin

(USATF) Athletics: USATF launches 2020 Youth Virtual Summer Challenge

(BBC) Athletics: Anna Gordon: Ex-athlete says 'big questions' about Scottish Athletics' commitment to welfare
There are "big questions" as to whether Scottish Athletics is prioritising the welfare of young athletes, says former pole vaulter Anna Gordon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge gives more Covid-19 relief aid to needy Iten athletes

(The Independent) Paralympics: Meet the ‘Para Queen’ balancing staying in shape with studying
Great Britain’s Kare Adenegan tells Jacob Phillips how she is juggling life at university while still staying on course for the Tokyo Paralympics next year

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah: Briton returns to track to take on hour record
Briton Mo Farah will return to the track for the first time since 2017 in a bid to break the men's one-hour world record at the meeting in Brussels on 4 Septembe

(Sports Mole) Triathlon: Scottish triathlete Marc Austin retires aged 26 due to heart condition

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Wisconsin’s Favor Goes Into The Record Book... Again
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(RT) Drugs in Sport: 'We have no choice but to call on you': World champ Maria Lasitskene among top stars to ask Putin 'to save' Russian athletics

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah to attack one-hour world record in Brussels
The four-time Olympic champion targets Haile Gebrselassie’s 21,285km mark, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson will take on Nafi Thiam in a triathlon at the AG Memorial Van Damme

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 9, Senior Year First 3 Months
Here, in the ninth chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the career of Steve Prefontaine in our pages from post-Munich through March of his final year at Oregon

Athletics: 2020 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to be Held Virtually Due to COVID-19
No In-Person Events for Organization’s Remaining 2020 Calendar

(Sweat Science at Outside Online) Athletics: A Big Data Approach to Predicting Your Marathon Pace:
A new study uses the training data you upload to sites like Strava to estimate the "critical speed" that determines your race performance

(Runner's World) Athletics: Eugene, Oregon Was Nearly Ready to Host the Track and Field Olympic Trials. Then Coronavirus Hit
A freshly renovated Hayward Field sits at the ready (almost) to welcome the best athletes in the nation. So how is TrackTown USA reckoning with the delay of the Games? One thing is for sure—all eyes are now on 2021

(RRW) Athletics: Hamburg Marathon To Go Forward With Both Elite & Mass Race on September 13
The event, which was originally scheduled for April 19, has been granted an exemption by German authorities --who had implemented a ban on all large events through October 24-- because organizers have agreed to implement a rigorous anti-COVID hygiene plan

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsens and Moen to highlight the Boysen Memorial in Oslo
Fresh from their record-breaking exploits at the Impossible Games, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Sondre Nordstad Moen will take to the track on home soil again at the Boysen Memorial in Oslo, a European Athletics Outdoor Permit Meeting, which takes place next Monday (29) and Tuesday

Athletics: Hamburg plans to make the Marathon happen on September 13
The Haspa Hamburg Marathon is scheduled to go ahead on September 13 with both elite and mass races

(EA) Athletics: Duplantis and Stahl to assume team duties for Sweden in Karlstad
This summer’s major championships have either been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic but Armand Duplantis and Daniel Stahl will assume team duties for Sweden at a new look Karlstad GP, a World Continental Tour Bronze Label Meeting, on 8 July

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 117 with Andy Blow
"I definitely don’t have any regrets in pursuing sport to the level that I did because I think one of the wonderful things about sport is that it’s a very simply definable thing and mostly it’s a quite healthy thing for a young person to go all-in on. I fully went all-in on sport—at one point, I lived, breathed, I must have bored people around me as a lot of us as athletes probably have done with my obsessive level of interest in it. When you go all-in on something, you gain so much learning from that, the kind of learning that you don’t get when you do anything half-assed. If you just go at it fully, full commitment, you learn and you get so much back."

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Britain's Traynor suspended for two years for doping violation
British long-distance runner Luke Traynor has been handed a two-year suspension from all sport for a doping violation, the UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) said on Tuesday

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Virus puts Kwemoi’s debut over 21km on hold, for now

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Kemp and Klaartje claim Nelson winter marathon crowns

(Canadian Running Magazine) Drugs in Sport: Top-10 finisher at Toronto Waterfront Marathon given 12-year doping ban
Ethiopia's Etaferahu Temesgen Wodaj was charged following a failed test and attempts to tamper with the doping control process

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Chris Froome in talks to leave Team Ineos for inexperienced Israel Start-Up Nation ahead of Tour de France this summer
* Chris Froome has been offered a three-year deal with Israel Start-Up Nation
* Four-time Tour de France winner is considering the rare mid-season switch
* Kenya-born rider is out of contract with Team Ineos at the end of this year

(Runner's World) Running: How Running Can Help Save Your Sight
Every hour of exercise per day could reduce your risk of cataracts by two percent, a new study shows

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Vulnerable Kenyan Athletes Need Help From All to Stay on Track - Korir

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Angela Williams Stands Tall In History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Fast Running) Athletics: Coe-sting through the gearbox
This month saw the anniversary of Sebastian Coe’s World 800m record and Matt Long both recalls and assesses why it still stands as a British Record 39 years later

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Fifteen Questions with Raevyn Rogers
This is a fun interview by Stuart Weir, the second of the week, on Raevyn Rogers, the amazing WC silver medalist at Doha 2019!

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness:The supposed risks of too much exercise on the heart need to be evaluated

(EA) Athletics: World champion Stahl sets a world lead of 70.25m in Helsingborg

(ESPN UK) Athletics: London Marathon still looking to hold race on Oct. 4 - director

(Daily Mail) Athletics: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe rejects conflict of interests claims over business dealings, stating 'we abide by the rules at all times'
* Sebastian Coe is also executive chairman of CSM Sports and Entertainment
* An investigation claims that the company profited from deals with Dentsu
* Japanese conglomerate Dentsu owns the commercial rights to World Athletics

(SportsMax) Athletics: Losing Beijing gold medal 'will hurt for the rest of my life' - Michael Frater

(WA) Athletics: 193 athletes offered grants from Athlete Welfare Fund

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Carlos’ Triple Leads "Speed City" Spartans
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Athletics Championships venue handed over to University of Oregon
Hayward Field, the venue for the 2022 World Athletics Championships, has been formally handed over to the University of Oregon following a two-year reconstruction of the stadium

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Pro Racing Returns to the U.S., Kind of, With the Return of the Dual
The Oregon Track Club and the Atlanta Track Club virtually faced off from across the country

(Fast Running) Endurance Sports: Cancellation anger threatens future of events
Last week saw the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the epic mountain race, Tor des Géants, in the valley d’Aosta, Italy

(inside the Games) Drugs in Sport; Ethiopian long-distance runner Wodaj given 12-year ban for doping and falsifying evidence

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Young Jebitok, Jepkorir hard at work in training

(WA) Athletics: 60 years on, Hary recounts his historic 10.0 100m world record

(RRW) Athletics: OTC Defeats ATC at Return of the Dual
In the first edition of the Return of the Dual, a unique remote athletics competition which pitted the Oregon Track Club Elite (OTC) against the Atlanta Track Club Elite (ATC), the west coast team prevailed handily over their east coast rivals by a score of six points to one.

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive: Call for Parliamentary inquiry into Lord Coe's business links
Lord Coe said he takes allegations of inappropriate conduct 'very seriously', and that his organisations 'abide by the rules at all times'

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Jesse Owens Completes The Quadruple-Double
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(Self) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk Made the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. What Happens Now?
Her career and plans for a family are on pause

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(Inside the Games) Olympics: Squeezing more out of less - IFs eyeing new Paris 2024 events

(EA) Athletics: European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen dies
European Athletics is deeply saddened to announce that its President Svein Arne Hansen has died at the age of 74 on Saturday

(Mirror) Women in Sport: Jessica Ennis-Hill on mum guilt and why motherhood is harder than Olympic gold
EXCLUSIVE Dame Jess, 34, has two children but found out how tough it was to juggle motherhood and sport while worrying about the effect on her children

(WA) Athletics: International events off the cards, but Oceania’s best athletes are preparing for domestic return

(CNN) Athletics: Athlete Refugee Team: He runs 170km a week for the millions who, like him, left home in search of a better life

(WA) Athletics: Athlete Refugee Team member Nait-Hammou: ‘I'm here to give hope’

(The Patriot) Athletics: Montsho defers retirement
Amantle Montsho who was contemplating to retire from athletics this year has decided to defer the retirement at least by another year in order to represent the country at the 2021 Olympic

(Lindsey Hein) Running: Episode 255: Gary Cantrell - aka "Lazarus Lake"
Gary Cantrell; aka "Lazarus Lake" joins me on the podcast today! He is the legendary race director for the Barkley Marathons!

(Outside Online) Running: A (Reluctant) Case for the Virtual Race
With in-person events canceled for the foreseeable future, these "glorified time trials" can also deliver satisfaction

(Women's Running) Athletics: Justin Grunewald: "Gabriele always was and always will be my North Star"
In an exclusive essay, Gabriele Grunewald's husband Justin reflects on loss, struggle, and resilience on the one-year anniversary of her passing

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes don't belong in girls' sports. Let my daughter compete fairly

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan: Scot 'excited' by Tokyo Olympics distance double
Eilish McColgan is "excited" to go for the distance double at the Tokyo Olympics - 30 years after her mother Liz won 10,000m world gold in the same city

(Daily Mail) Athletics: London Marathon is still a runner and can still take place on October 4, says director Hugh Brasher, despite fears only elite races can go ahead
* Event organisers are still keen to stage the London Marathon on October 4
* However, there are fears that only the elite races can take place this year
* Director Hugh Braser sent a letter to runners saying he still wants to stage it
* A further update on the London Marathon's status is set to be issued on July 28

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: “Bullet Bob” Hayes Wins Lone Shot At NCAAs
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Atlanta Track Club (ATC) vs Oregon Track Club (OTC) - Virual Meet

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(Spikes) Athletics: Run by Diane Nukuri
"Where I grew up, women just didn’t run"

Running: 8 Pro Athletes To Run COVID-19 Virtual Marathon For Detroit Charity
Eight professional athletes represented by Michigan-based Elite Runner Management (ERM) will be racing a virtual marathon relay on Saturday, July 18th to raise funds for Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, announced Chris Mengel, founder and owner of the sports agency

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: AIU bans Kenyan athlete for four years
Kenya’s long distance runner, Japhet Kipchirchir Kipkorir has been handed a four-year ban for violation of World Athletics (WA) anti-doping rules

(Sydney Morning Herald) Athletics: 'Every man is born equal': Peter Norman's amazing legacy lives on

(The Guardian) Athletics: My pandemic epiphany: running a half marathon alone was incredible
With forty-four loved ones on the phone, Caitlin Curran realized she didn’t need the crowd for this race to be special

(3Wire Sports) Drugs in Sports: Christian Coleman v. testers, part II: what is 'reasonable'?

(Jack Dog Welch) Athletics: Original Gangsters Of Running - Frank Shorter
"You don’t run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe."

(ESW) Athletics: Sanford Fargo Marathon Given Official Green Light

(The Independent) Athletics:Michael Johnson urges world’s sports stars to take a stand and support Black Lives Matter
‘I believe that you are complicit if you’re silent, because it is the silence over decades that has got us to this point’

(VMLM) Athletics: A message from Hugh Brasher, Event Director, Virgin Money London Marathon

(Sport Techie) Athletics: Olympian Chaunté Lowe: ‘The End Result Was More Important Than the Temporary Pain’

(USATF) Athletics: Burrell’s 100m record earns him USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(Runner's World) Athletics: How This 35-Year-Old Mom Clocked an Incredible 15:04 5K Time Trial
Keira D’Amato casually ran the seventh-fastest 5K time in history for women 35 and older

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: The Line: Seize the day
What if a cancelled race gave you a bigger opportunity for growth?

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Olympic runner Alysia Montaño on fighting pregnancy discrimination at Nike

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman could seek 'deal' to let him compete at Tokyo Olympics

(EA) Athletics: Notable performances from Bukowiecki and Sagnia highlight Thursday’s action

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: Race organisers 'still have hope' for October event
London Marathon organisers have "not given up hope" of holding the event in October, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: "Unethical but not criminal": Lawyers say Diack should not be made a "scapegoat"
(Reuters UK) Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced - defence lawyers tell court

(Runner's World) Athletics: Exercise Can Boost Your Immune System—Here’s How Much You Need, According to Research
Logging daily miles can be beneficial even during a global pandemic

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman and Salwa Eid Naser are stretching athletics' credibility to breaking point
If an athletics achievement looks too good to be true it usually is, and the sport can scarcely afford that

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia says athletes must be allowed to compete even if $5 million doping fine not paid on time
The Russian Ministry of Sports has claimed its athletes must be allowed to compete internationally even if the country's athletics federation does not pay a $5 million (£4.02 million/€4.45 million) fine issued as part of an anti-doping case

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Southern’s Milburn Clears All Hurdles In His Way
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Track and Filed News) Olympics: Book Review — Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Buy the book from Amazon

(CNBC) Athletics: A pair of iconic Nike shoes could draw $150,000 at auction
* Sotheby’s is selling rare piece Nike history that’s expected to go for at least $130,000.
* The shoes were created by University of Oregon Track Coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman.
* The iconic waffle design is still used by Nike today

(ESPN UK) Olympics: Tokyo governor hopefuls want 2021 Olympic Games canceled

(WA) Athletics: In unfamiliar surroundings, Young manages to balance school, training and lockdown while pursuing her athletics dreams

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Megan Hill - Running Saved My Life
Carrie continues a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald!

(CNN) Health and Fitness: How a California gym is using plastic pods for workouts during coronavirus

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Four-time Olympic champion Johnson criticises Coleman following provisional suspension

(San Diego Tribune) Athletics: Longtime track coach reflects on athletes’ lost year

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Trial of Diacks exposes dark backdrop of golden era of track
Prosecutors allege the father & son got rich extorting athletes avoiding doping sanctions

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge’s fine balancing act benefits more families

(Reuters) Athletics: From refugee to Olympian: Film celebrates South Sudan's marathon man

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: World 100m champion Christian Coleman told shopping no excuse for missed test
American provisionally banned for whereabouts failure - Coleman accuses AIU of trying to get him banned
(The Independent) World champion Christian Coleman accuses authorities of ‘purposeful attempt’ to get him to miss doping test
Coleman could now miss the Tokyo Olympics next year

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Prosecutors request four-year jail term and £448,000 fine for ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack
* French prosecutors have requested a four-year jail term for Lamine Diack
* Diack is standing trial for corruption, money laundering and a breach of trust
* It is alleged that Diack solicited £3.1m from athletes suspected of doping

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Rooney slams athletics' ineffective response to stars missing drugs tests as Coleman joins Naser in dock
"It’s embarrassing for the sport to see that our stars, our world champions, are missing drugs tests and being allowed to do so"

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Sua’s Sweep Cements Unprecedented Legacy
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman: World 100m champion provisionally suspended after third missed drugs test
World 100m champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended after missing a third doping test

(NewsChain) Athletics: Olympic champion Allyson Felix says her one year-old daughter gave her the motivation to fight injustice
American athlete Allyson Felix says she is determined to fight against injustice and use the courage she gained from having her daughter as a motivation for change

(NewsChain) Athletics: 2021 London Marathon to act as GB trial for Tokyo’s Olympic Games

(Sports Integrity Initiative) Women in Sport: Doping samples can be used for gender verification under 2021 Code

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercising While Wearing a Mask
Some types of masks are better than others when exercising in crowded spaces

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Testing agency says suspended 100m champion Coleman doesn't know rules

(EA) Athletics: Bukowiecki and Haratyk poised to clash as athletics resumes in Poland

(Inside the Games) Olympics: IOC survey finds 50 per cent of athletes struggled to stay motivated during pandemic
An International Olympic Committee (IOC) survey found that 50 per cent of athletes struggled to stay motivated during the coronavirus pandemic

(The Star) Athletics: World Athletics told reconsider age limit for under-20 show
* "The athletes who will be 20 years when the event is held should be considered as It is not their fault that the event was not held according to the calendar," - Angwenyi.
* Korir admitted that some athletes who have been training for the event will be locked out due to age

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Western region: Kenya’s sleeping athletics giant

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Ready for some track? Oregon Track Club Elite and the Atlanta Track Club to tangle virtually

(BA) Athletics: Callum Hawkins Talks Treadmills, Training And Tokyo

(Runner's World) Athletics: Is This the Future of Road Racing?
Buy a bib, run a certified course at your convenience, record an official time

(RT) Drugs in Sport: They 'purposely' tricked me: US sprint king Coleman suspended after YET ANOTHER missed doping test – but has ready-made excuse
(CBC) Reigning 100m world champion Coleman disputes latest missed drug test
American fears suspension, says December mishap due to missed phone call

(Runner's World) Athletics: 2020 High School Outdoor Track National Championships Canceled Because of COVID-19
The meet, initially postponed to run from July 30 to August 2, would have taken place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

(WA) Athletics: ASOIF governance review recognises significant progress in World Athletics reform agenda

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Coleman facing possible doping ban after whereabouts failure

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles — Part 8, Letters To The Editor
Here, in the eighth chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the volume of emotional letters to the editor ("To Box 296") generated by Pre’s performance in Munich.

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(RRW) Athletics: Historic Agreement Reached on 2021 National Indoor Championships Weekend
For the first time since World Athletics was founded in 1912 as the International Amateur Athletics Federation, six of the world's top athletics nations --France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, and the United States-- have all agreed to hold their national indoor championships on the same weekend in 2021, February 20 and 21

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Duffy learning to live with Olympic expectations

(Paul Merca) Athletics: Penn graduate Nia Akins newest member of the Brooks Beasts

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Oregon’s Burleson Races To Meet’s First Sub-4 Mile
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Running: Run Ottawa and 9runrun announce new partnership as event goes virtual
Run Ottawa to support 9runrun’s local growth and national expansion

(RRW) Athletics: Postponed Twice, NSAF Outdoor Nationals Finally Cancelled
Time finally ran out for the 2020 NSAF Outdoor Nationals, the USA national high school track and field championships, formerly called the New Balance Outdoor Nationals

(Times of India) Athletics: World decathlon record holder Kevin Mayer splits from coach

(Triathlete) Triathlon: After Backlash, Ironman ‘Pauses’ Women For Tri Facebook Group
Thousands of members left the Women for Tri Facebook group and board members stepped down from their admin roles

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: USA track prodigies Athing Mu and Sha'Carri Richardson ready for the big time
An extra year to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has opened the door a little further for two of the USA's brightest young runners to make the team.

(Outside Online) Endurance Sports: The Misunderstood Science of Exercising on Sunny Days
To figure out how your body will respond in hot conditions, consider your “physiological equivalent temperature”

(WA) Athletics: Wale ready to make more steeplechase history for Ethiopia

(NY Times) Athletics: Inside the Sophisticated Campaign to Save Men’s Running at Brown
Men’s cross-country and track and field were demoted at one of America’s most prestigious universities, until they weren’t. But this is no blueprint for other canceled teams.

(ESPN) Olympics: Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Africa champ Cherono schemes to replicate form at World U-20

(The Star) Athletics: Jepkosgei wants athletes to resume training ahead of Diamond League
* "Europe is slowly opening to sports and as a country, the government should consider giving athletes an opportunity to train in small groups as a way of keeping fit ahead of scheduled races, both locally and internationally" - Jepkosgei
* "I must thank CS Mohamed, who has been in the forefront to ensure that athletes across the country are given some little assistance during these tough times," -Korir

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan runners warned against doping

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 116 with Kamilah Journét
"While it’s terrible that it took murder for many runners to wake up to the social injustices that we face in America, I’m excited that it ignited a group of people who know what it means to keep momentum going—because that’s what this movement needs, this movement needs momentum, and every single runner knows what that means when I say that. So, I’m excited to see a group of individuals that has grown over the last few months take action to make change, to influence their networks, to diversify our sport, and to not stop until they can put their hands down and say, ‘Wooof, OK, I think I did something today.’ And then do it again tomorrow. Because that’s what we do too, so that excites me."

(The Conversation) Health and Fitness: Why it could be dangerous to exercise with a face mask on

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Team Cheruiyot' plot revenge on Ingebrigtsens in Kip Keino Classic

(Mirror) Athletics: Daley Thompson backs right of Olympians to 'take knee' in Tokyo and expects IOC to relax its ban
"It’s an important cause. There should be a forum for athletes to stand up and be counted if they want to. I think the IOC will try and curry favour with sponsors and allow the athlete some degree of choice in the matter"

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Nebraska’s Greene Equals 100-Yard World Record
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(The Independent) Athletics: Great North Run cancelled with organisers preparing for September 2021 return
Meanwhile, London Marathon organisers will decide on Sunday whether its 'very difficult' planned postponement to October can go ahead

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(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Lamine Diack pleads ignorance as absent son looms over IAAF trial

(RRW) Athletics: Atlanta Track Club and Oregon Track Club Elite To Clash Remotely
Two of America's most prominent track clubs, the Mizuno-sponsored Atlanta Track Club and the Nike-Sponsored Oregon Track Club Elite, will clash in a remote dual meet on Saturday, June 20

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Suspended RusAF revealed to have reimbursed $3.2 million of costs incurred by World Athletics
World Athletics has been reimbursed for more than three years' worth of costs incurred since the suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) in November 2015

(The Independent) Athletics: London Marathon ‘extremely difficult’ to hold in October, claims Great North Run founder Brendan Foster
The iconic race was postponed to 4 October due to coronavirus

(Run MCDC) Athletics: MCDC is on!
The 18th annual Music City Distance Carnival is on, and will take place Saturday August 15th. The meet will be USATF-sanctioned and will have strict Covid-19-related safety precautions in place

(Spikes) Athletics: What If? by Carolin Scha¨fer
When you want to achieve your dream, you have to make some big decisions, and take some risks

(SportsMax) Athletics: World Champs gold medallist Jonielle Smith undergoes successful back surgery in Florida

(Jamaica Gleaner) Drugs in Sport: Naser legal reps deny charges
Salwa Eid Naser’s legal representatives, Dr Emir Crowne and Matthew Gayle, have denied charges of a whereabouts violation brought against her by the Athletics Integrity Unit

(The Independent) Athletics: Great North Run 2020: Half marathon race cancelled due to coronavirus
The iconic half marathon race will not go ahead this year

(The Sports Examiner) Athletics: Full IAAF financial documentation for 2018 details massive losses now, plus foreboding for the future

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Failing Ineos Challenge would have been a disaster, says Kipchoge
World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has described last year’s Ineos 1:59 Challenge as the toughest race in his athletics career

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 253: Nick Willis
Nick Willis is a 3-time Olympian specializing in the 1500. He runs for New Zealand and lives in Michigan with his wife and their two children. He has a 3:49 mile PR and a 3:29 1500 meter PR

(NY Times) Athletics: Tommie Smith’s Fist Is Still Raised: ‘We Still Need to Fight’
Smith, whose iconic protest alongside John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics shined a light on racial inequality, talked about today’s protests, Colin Kaepernick and what needs to happen now

(Runner's World) Athletics: Gabe’s Message of Hope Resonates in Tough Times
A year after Gabriele Grunewald’s death, her husband, a physician, is on the front lines of COVID-19

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(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang in dope net again

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Twice As Nice For Texas’ Richards In 2003
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(NAL) Athletics: Collegiate spending on track & field props up the sport: Cuts expose lack of depth

(BBC) Athletics: Commonwealth Games: Birmingham stadium closure forces local athletes to train elsewhere
Athletes are upset at being forced to find a new base after the early closure of Birmingham's Alexander Stadium ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games

(The Star) Athletics;Shedding off weight is my greatest challenge, says Ndiema
I had to be more creative to avoid boredom after being restricted to just some light morning training back in the village - Ndiema

(Runner's World) Athletics: Brown University Reinstates the Men’s Varsity Track, Field, and Cross-Country Teams
The decision from the Ivy League institution is "effective immediately."

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Darrell Hill Ready To Get Cookin’
Putter Darrell Hill is proving to be as adept in the kitchen as he is in the shot ring
Darrell Hill: "Shot Put Doesn’t Matter As Much Right Now"

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: ITA complete London 2012 reanalysis with more than dozen cases set to conclude
International Testing Agency (ITA) has confirmed reanalysis of samples from the London 2012 Olympic Games has concluded, with work on more than a dozen anti-doping rule violations continuing until the statute of limitations expires in August

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: World Triathlon Podcast released on major streaming platforms
The International Triathlon Union has officially launched its World Triathlon Podcast on major streaming platforms

(Daily Cougar) Athletics: Carl Lewis: uncertainty of coronavirus pandemic working against student-athletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Youngsters strive to stay fit for World Under-20 Championships

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Reduced drug testing during coronavirus pandemic a 'let-down', say athletes
The reduction of drug testing during the coronavirus pandemic has been a "let-down", "frustrating" and "disheartening", according to several athletes

(Oregon Live) Athletics:Former Oregon Ducks sprinter English Gardner on racial injustice: ‘I just want to be human’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Coronavirus pandemic scatters Kenyan-born US athletes’ big plans

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sally Kipyego juggles career, motherhood and savours American dream

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Unraveling The Ties That Bind
We have really let the horse out of the barn and let it run away from us, haven’t we? Is there anything left in this country that isn’t polarizing? Now it’s the Boston Marathon, too, what’s always been one of the great unifying events in the country? And run on Patriots Day for godsakes! Even that’s got us choosing sides?!

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: UCI confirms transfer of anti-doping duties to ITA in 2021
CADF to resume in-competition testing when racing begins

(AW) Athletics: Mondo Duplantis could vault 6.25m, believes Renaud Lavillenie
Interview with the 2012 Olympic pole vault champion on world records, injury and his future focus

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(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse given Athletics Canada's highest honour to cap comeback season
Named athlete of year, tops on track; pole vaulter Alysha Newman wins field award

(Oregon Live) Athletics: It’s about to be Dr. Phil Knight at the University of Oregon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Barringer Caps Legendary Collegiate Career
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: East or west, home’s best, says relief envoy Kipchoge

(RT) Athletics: 'Flight Night': Athletics fans enjoy socially-distanced 'drive-in' pole-vaulting event in Germany

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Mills laments cancelled Racers GP

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Team Cheruiyot' plot revenge on Ingebrigtsens in Kip Keino Classic

(Big News Network) Athletics: We are gradually getting back: World Athletics president

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champion itching to return
South African 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk says he is "100% ready" to hit the track again after two years spent on the sidelines with injury

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Dai Greene frustrated by lack of athletics and ineffective action by anti-doping chiefs
"The rules for elite sport were opened up three weeks ago and football matches will start back on Wednesday, yet I can’t even use starting blocks or a set of hurdles at the elite training centre"

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Asian 800m champion Gomathi receives four-year ban for doping violation
Asian 800 metre champion Gomathi Marimuthu has received a four-year ban after testing positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone in four separate samples and has been stripped of that title

(WA) Athletics: World-class athletics at Weltklasse – and across the globe – at Zurich’s Inspiration Games

(CBC) Olympics: Olympian Damian Warner says 'IOC on the wrong side of history' with protest ban
Olympic body unwilling to provide a platform for athletes, according to decathlete

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Lamine Diack defends interference with Russian doping cases while IAAF president
Diack, once one of the most influential men in athletics, faces charges of corruption, money laundering and breach of trust

(Believe in the Run) Athletics: Brooks Ghost 13 Performance Review

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(Inside the Games) Triathlon: USA Triathlon confirm cancellation of 2020 Legacy Triathlon and open water event
USA Triathlon has announced the 2020 Legacy Triathlon, Open Water Swim Competition and Long Beach PATCO Sprint Triathlon American Cup have been cancelled due to local Government guidelines surrounding the coronavirus pandemic

(BBC) Olympics: IOC has 'big opportunity' to make anti-racism statement, says Colin Jackson
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has "a really big opportunity" to take a stand against racial inequality, says hurdling great Colin Jackson

(Runner's World) Athletics: Allyson Felix Joins Protests to Create a Better World for Her Daughter
The four-time Olympian marched for the Black Lives Matter movement in Los Angeles

(Yahoo) Athletics: Gwen Berry was sanctioned for raising her fist on the winner's podium, now she's calling out the IOC's hypocrisy

(EA) Athletics: Moen makes a statement in Oslo
It’s hard to get a word edgeways most of your time if you are a Norwegian athlete but your name isn’t Warholm or Ingebrigtsen. Nevertheless, Sondre Nordstad Moen’s legs did some emphatic talking at the Impossible Games in Oslo on Thursday night

(CGTN) Athletics: South African 400m WorldRecord holder speaks about injury trauma

(WA) Athletics: Muhammad heads slate of four world champions confirmed for Gyulai Memorial

(SportBusiness) Olympics: Majority of Tokyo Olympic sponsors undecided on extension

(FootWear News) Athletics: Under Armour Makes a Mask for Athletes to Use When Working Out

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Villanova’s Reid Completes Historic 1500-5K Double
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Maria Lyle thankful for support of Scottish team-mates during struggles
Para-sprinter Maria Lyle says team-mates boosted her mental health while competing on the international stage

(RRW) Athletics: Essay - Missing The Mini
It's ironic that out of the thousands of road races which have been cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the one that I will miss the most is one that I have never run --nor could ever run-- the NYRR New York Mini 10-K which would have been held for the 49th time tomorrow

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Laura Muir says elite group can help Scottish athletics shoot for stars
Five-times European champion believes the Glasgow-based squad led by her coach Andy Young has recipe for success

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie talk training and life in lockdown
The Scottish middle-distance duo have been isolating together in Glasgow

(The Guardian) Athletics: Athletes will not be punished for activism at Commonwealth Games 2022
Competitors can take the knee at Birmingham Games - ‘We need solutions that don’t build walls but bridges’

(Runner's World) Athletics: World Records Fall at the Impossible Games, the Reimagined Diamond League Competition
Athletes performed at the highest level, even in a nearly empty stadium

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(RRW) Athletics: Excellent Performances At Innovative Impossible Games
In beautiful weather in Bislett Stadium in Oslo tonight, meeting director Steinar Hoen pulled of a small miracle: a high-level athletics meeting during a global pandemic

(NBC) Athletics:Karsten Warholm runs fastest 300m hurdles in history at Impossible Games

(BBC) Athletics: Impossible Games: Warholm smashes world record & Ingebrigtsen beats Cram record

(Reuters) Athletics: Meetings to feature chlorinated water jumps, sanitised sand pits

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Former IAAF president turns on son at corruption trial

(CTolleRun) Athletics:Phil Shin - 30 Days Of Hope
Carrie kicks off a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald!

(USATF) Athletics: Slaney’s 5K record earns her USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(ESW) Athletics: 2020 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Opens Registration for Nov. 8 Event
Registration is now open with both in-person and virtual registration options for runners, as well as the first-ever Kid’s option

(PRWeek) Olympics: "An avalanche that can't be controlled" - IOC urged to rethink Olympic protests ban
The Olympic body should soften its position on political protests in the wake of the of Black Lives Matter movement or risk being viewed as out of touch, sports marketing and talent management experts warn

(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: Russian athletes demand authorities settle key doping fine

(Times of India
(Dayton Daily News) Athletics: 2020 Air Force Marathon canceled

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bring it on! 'Team Ingebrigtsen' dares 'Team Cheruiyot'

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Ex-head of track and field says hid doping cases to help sport's finances

(CBC) Athletics: Harry Jerome, Black Canadian who set 100m record in Sask. in 1960, 'should be celebrated far more than he is'
Olympic champ Donovan Bailey, others hope Black Lives Matter movement prompts appreciation for Jerome

(The Telegraph) Olympics: Black Power pioneers paid dearly - they raised a fist and the system punched them back
IOC fears a 21st-century equivalent of the protests at the 1968 Games and is determined not to spook its sponsors

(Outside Online) Running: Meb Keflezighi on Being Black in America
In the midst of protests against police brutality and a global pandemic, four-time U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi weighs in on racism and running

(SCMP) Athletics: Distance runner Christy Yiu still hopeful of qualifying for Tokyo Olympics despite strict rule change
The 32-year-old needs to win the 2021 Hong Kong Marathon to gain automatic entry or collect enough world ranking points to make it to Tokyo - Hong Kong’s top women’s runner is ranked only 382 and is aiming to take part in her second Games after the 2016 Rio Olympics

(BBC) Athletics: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games: Start date pushed back by 24 hours
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will start 24 hours later than originally scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the sporting calendar

(irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Racing now possible again at Oslo’s Impossible Games
Thinking outside the box key in bringing competitive action back for athletes and fans

(Outside Online) Running: Running While Black in New York
Coffey, a well-known figure in the city’s vibrant running scene, has a powerful message about social injustice and racial inequality

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: What to Watch at Oslo Bislett Impossible Games
The Oslo Impossible Games which takes place on Thursday, 1 June is the first serious athletics event outdoors in the 2020 season

(BBC) Athletics: Karsten Warholm and Team Ingebrigtsen star at Impossible Games
Two-time 400m hurdles world champion Karsten Warholm will attempt to overhaul Briton Chris Rawlinson's 300m hurdles world record at Thursday's Impossible Games in Oslo

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Do We Know About the 2021 Boston Marathon?
Charity runners and qualifiers who just squeaked in for 2020 are among the groups worried about next year’s race

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Brazier Makes History Two Laps At A Time
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(The Sports Examiber) Athletics: Racism becomes issue one for IOC, but consensus will be favored over loud voices

(CNN) Women in Sport: 'Oh you must be heavy boned.' Marilyn Okoro's fight for body acceptance

Impossible Games - Bislett, Norway
BBC Coverage

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(RRW) Athletics: Thursday's Impossible Games Gives Athletics Much-Needed Showcase
The spectators in the audience may be just painted cardboard cutouts, but the action on the track will be real for tomorrow's Impossible Games in Bislett Stadium in Oslo, the made-for-television athletics exhibition which will replace the famous Bislett Games, part of the Wanda Diamond League

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe backs athletes’ right to protest despite threat of Olympic ban
Exclusive: Lord Coe says athletes should be allowed to make their point peacefully but IOC rules ban any form of protest at Tokyo 2020, including taking a knee

(Fast Running) Running: "Lots of new runners" say ASICS
A new study investigating running behaviours and mental health during lockdown including 14,000 people globally, reveals more people are running for mental benefits

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Johan Bruyneel: It's the hypocrisy that has hurt the most
'All the champions in cycling history were the best of their generation' says Lance Armstrong's former team manager

(BBC) Athletics: Guy Learmonth hopes Scottish athletes 'prioritise' 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics: Shaunae Miller-Uibo set to compete next month

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: RUSADA investigating 27 possible rule violations in May
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) deputy director Margarita Pakhnotskaya says the organisation discovered 27 possible violations of anti-doping rules by athletes in May

(WA) Athletics: How Wavelight technology has opened up new possibilities in athletics

(Spikes) Athletics: Race by Jasmine Todd
These past few weeks have shown two sides to America

(The Independent) Olympics: IOC confirm athletes face bans for taking knee at Tokyo 2021 Olympics and Paralympics
The governing body has decided to maintain guidelines despite several sports moving to allow protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death

(Oregon Live) Athletics: USA Track & Field president Vin Lananna holds forth on the state of the sport and the country

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Black Track Athletes Share Their Encounters with Racism in America
A roundtable of stars at the core of the sport detail their experiences with racism, what it's like to be Black in America and their hopes and fears for the future

(Daily Nation) Athletics: “Team Ingebrigtsen” banks on altitude, form in virtual race

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: A Single Session of Exercise Alters 9,815 Molecules in Our Blood
The extensive molecular changes that occur during and after working out underscore how consequential activity is for our bodies and health

(Guardian.NG) Drugs in Sport: Only Naser knows the truth on doping allegation, says Ogunkoya

(Runner's World) Athletics: Geoffrey Kamworor Clocks the Fastest Split in the NN Running Global Virtual Relay
More than 100,000 runners turned out for the MA-RA-TH-ON relay on June 6 and 7

(CBC) Athletics: Athletics Canada upholds lifetime ban of Ottawa track coach
Complaints lodged against Andy McInnis while he worked at Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'Extremely disappointing' World Athletics losses laid bare as leading athletes demand answers
Exclusive: Accounts leaked to Telegraph Sport show that the federation made heavy losses in three out of the four years from 2014 to 2017

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Duffy to race in virtual series
Flora Duffy is to compete in a four-race virtual cycling series this month, starting with the opening race tomorrow

(Mirror) Athletics: Olympian Chris Lambert calls on governing bodies to step up in fight against racism
Britain's former sprinter praises black sports stars for speaking out but says that - for change to happen it’s got to come from the top down"

(NBC) Athletics: ‘Impossible Games’ signal return of track and field; TV, stream schedule

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Wottle Leads Eight Men Under Four Minutes
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles — Part 7, Summer ’72: The Olympic Campaign

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(Podium Runner) Athletics: New Study: Marathon Performance Linked to Fats, Potassium, Magnesium in Diet
Study shows faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners

(EA) Athletics: 50 Golden Moments: Arron’s brilliance in Budapest
Christine Arron won two Olympic and five world medals in her esteemed career, including the 4x100m title at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, but her double triumph at the Budapest 1998 European Athletics Championships remains foremost among the Frenchwoman’s career achievements

(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix among track stars set for meet spanning three continents

(EA) Athletics: Ogrodnikova improves to 64.22m at the Josef Odlozil Memorial

(RRW) Athletics: Under New RunCzech Program, Czech Republic Can Keep on Running
Several years ago, the Czech Republic's largest running events organizer, RunCzech, executed a community service project called the FreeRun program where 90 running courses --each 5 kilometers in length and certified by the Czech Athletics Federation-- were measured out throughout the country

(Nassau Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Michael Johnson speaks out over Naser’s missed tests

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Koike questions whether Tokyo 2020 can go ahead without travel deal
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is uncertain if the now-postponed Tokyo 2020 can go ahead without a quarantine period and an international travel deal

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Top athletes gave millions in payoffs to administrators, corruption trial hears

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Episode 115 with Karen Boen
"We really bought in—and I really bought in. Like, I really believed that we could be good, I really, truly believed that, and I got them to believe it. In fact, when we hosted our first NE-10 Championship, we had this snow squall come across the field. It was freezing, it was like blowing sidewards, and I bring the women into the sports complex, and I said, ‘Everybody, be quiet.’ I said, ‘Just listen to all the people who are complaining about the weather.’ And they were all listening. I said, ‘You’re going to march out that door and you’re gonna beat every one of those women that has been complaining about the weather because this is our campus.’ And we just like pounded our chests and we walked out there and we won. But I just remember loving it, and believing in it, and I just wanted people to believe in me. And to see it grow like that, it’s like raising a child. It was just so gratifying."

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Swede Duplantis among the big names to light up ‘Impossible Games’

( Athletics: Pause, rewind, play: Michael Johnson’s historic double gold at 1996 Atlanta Olympics - in gold shoes
USA’s Michael Johnson became the first man in history to win the 200m and 400m titles at a single Olympic event

(CTV) Athletics: 'In Canada, it's racism with a smile': Donovan Bailey reflects on racial inequality

(AW) Athletics: Rai Benjamin: Don’t write off Samba!
World 400m hurdles silver medallist on his rivals Abderrahman Samba and Karsten Warholm, and how lockdown has been an "emotional rollercoaster"

(Press Reader) Athletics: Butchart excited by Farah rivalry

(Chicago Tribune) Athletics: Local runners keep training even though some notable races might not take place
Many Chicago-area distance runners are training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which is scheduled for Oct. 11 but might not happen because of the coronavirus pandemic
(Chicago Marathon: Bank of America Chicago Marathon COVID-19 Update

(Fast Running) Athletics: Maybe virtual racing isn’t completely rubbish
The virtual race calendar has grown with plenty of different challenges popping up, but how do you feel about the new normal?

(Yahoo) Athletics: John Capel, who notched wins over Michael Johnson, Usain Bolt, is back on track

(Olympic Channel) Athletics:EXCLUSIVE: Rivals Cheruiyot and Manang’oi on teaming up for innovative new Impossible Games event
World 1,500 metre champions Timothy Cheruiyot and Elijah Manang’oi will lead a Kenyan 'Team Cheruiyot' against Norway’s 'Team Ingebrigtsen' on June 11

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Lamine Diack 'solicited £3.1m in bribes' court hears at start of corruption trial
Prosecutors in Paris allege former head of IAAF asked for and received payments from Russia to cover up test results

(Nassau Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Miller-Uibo’s chief rival provisionally suspended
World Champion Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, has been provisionally suspended for "whereabouts failures". She is under investigation for three missed doping tests prior to the World Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Pros Set Eight Treadmill World Records During the Chaski Challenge
Sara Hall, Mario Mendoza, and others in a star-studded cast stole the show—and world records

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘Follow the White Hat’ - The Training of Dave Wottle
"My life is totally different because of those three one-hundredths of a second that meant the difference between a Gold and Silver Medal." - Dave Wottle

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Phil Shin - 30 Days Of Hope
Carrie kicks off a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald! This week, Carrie chats with Phil Shin, a cancer survivor and fellow runner. They chat about how Phil found out about his liver cancer, what it’s like to have to ask someone to help save your life, and how he raised over $10,000 for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: 'Why was she allowed to compete?' - British athletes hit out after Salwa Eid Naser denied them world medal
Exclusive: Bahrain athlete won world 400m gold and mixed 4x400m bronze - ahead of Britain - despite missing three drugs tests

(Inside the Games) Athletics: The crowning courage of Wyomia Tyus after the Mexico Olympic podium protest

(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: Russian high jumper Shustov receives four-year doping ban

(AW) Athletics: "As black athletes, we cannot perform our way to equality"
Former sprinter Chris Lambert on how the voices of the crowd need to be heard outside of the athletics stadium when it comes to the struggle for civil rights

(Capital FM) Women in Sport; Is Olympic champ Semenya and her wife expecting a baby? -reports
Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a social media post

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: "It makes me incredibly happy to see the world running as one today"
Kipchoge topped the billing as 100,000+ people in 100+ countries ran 1,000,000+kms as part of the 'Run as One' virtual team marathon

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Lamine Diack: Trial of former athletics chief for doping cover-up to begin
Diack goes on trial in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Team Cheruiyot gears up for virtual race

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: Blake optimistic about 2021 season

(Fox Sports) Drugs in Sports: Doping cover-ups and illicit payoffs: Massive sports corruption case finally underway

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Athletes find their voice about racial issues and social justice

( Athletics: How a canceled Boston Marathon impacted these 8 runners
A virtual alternative to the Boston Marathon will be held in September, but not everyone is satisfied

(CBC) Athletics; Decathlete Kevin Mayer's 'speed and efficiency' prevails in virtual showdown
Shot put consistency key to Frenchman's Ultimate Garden Clash win over Kaul, Uibo

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Bahraini sprinter could be stripped of gold medal from 2019 track worlds
Salwa Eid Naser was under scrutiny for missed doping tests before upset win in Qatar

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(WA) Athletics: Mayer triumphs in Ultimate Garden Clash - Combined Events

(talkSport) Athletics: Bolt from the blue The Usain Bolt photo that shook the world – and how it almost didn’t happen

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Final decision on Tokyo 2020 to be made in spring, senior IOC official claims
A final decision on whether the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games can go ahead will be made "in the spring" if questions over the coronavirus crisis persist, according to high-ranking International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujan

(RRW) Athletics: Reh, Motschmann Win Berlin 10-K Invitational
At a specially arranged "secret race," Alina Reh and Johannes Motschmann won the Berlin 10-K Invitational this morning in the wooded, Schmöckwitz section of the city, about 25 kilometers southeast of the Brandenburg Gate

(Fast Running) Athletics: Celebrating the best in UK athletics
Whilst every event lost to Coronavirus leaves is pining for ‘normality’ thus weekend will be felt a little deeper as we miss, but celebrate the Night of the 10,000m PBs

(The Bend Bulletin) Athletics: Noah Lyles runs for his country, and he wants to help make it better

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Salwa Eid Naser won world 400m title after three missed drugs tests... and was only provisionally suspended after fourth
Athletes have reacted with anger after it was confirmed the Nigerian-born Bahraini was allowed to compete despite her alleged offences

(RRW) Athletics: World Treadmill Half-Marathon Record for Raneri
What happens when you take a Peloton treadmill, turn it up to maximum speed, then let an elite athlete run on it for a little more than an hour?

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Salwa Eid Naser: World 400m champion missed four anti-doping tests
World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser missed four anti-doping tests rather than the three she claimed, says the Athletics Integrity Unit

(EA) Athletics: Spanovic returns to action with 6.80m in Novi Sad

(Globe and Mail) Racisim in Sports: Racial unrest achingly familiar for Jenkins, other Canadian Black athletes

(Track and Field News) Olympics: What If All The Olympics Were Shunted By A Year?

(WA) Athletics: Tervo’s Finnish hammer record highlights weekend action in Europe
Solid throwing results in Finland, Norway and Hungary

Bank of America Chicago 13.1 - Chicago, IL

Niagara Falls Women's Half-Marathon - Niagara Falls, ON

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK say Olympic marathon team not cast in stone

(AW) Athletics: Christian Coleman: I want Olympic gold more than anyone else
World champion talks about his ambitions in both the 100m and 200m in the latest episode of the Wanda Diamond League Call Room

(Oiselle) Athletics: Black Female In America

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Missing three drugs tests in a year ‘is normal’, says Salwa Eid Naser
World 400m champion has been provisionally suspended - Bahraini has run third fastest one-lap time in history

(BBC) Athletics: Dawn Harper-Nelson received racist messages after winning Olympic gold
Dawn Harper-Nelson won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 but was subject to racist abuse

(Gulf News) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe praises athletics for going distance to change
Marathon legend lauds world bodies for ‘listening to the voice of athletes’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Skip trials at your own risk, warns Julius Kirwa

(The Sports Examiner) Athletics: Final federation finance data found, as World Athletics financial data leaked: lots of reserves, but lots more spending

(Believe in the Run) Athletics: Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Performance Review

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Salwa Eid Naser provisionally suspended for doping whereabouts failures eight months after winning world 400m title
The Nigerian-born Bahraini's winning time of 48.14 seconds was the fastest in the world since 1985 and moved her third on the all-time list
(The Independent) Salwa Eid Naser: World 400m champion handed provisional ban for anti-doping whereabouts failures
Naser won gold at the World Championships in Doha last year with a time of 48.14 seconds, the third fastest in history

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Track. Field. Houston’s Lewis Does It All!
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(AW) Athletics: Olympic civil rights icon John Carlos turns 75
USA’s 1968 Olympic 200m bronze medallist, who made history alongside Tommie Smith in Mexico City, continues to campaign for equality

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Cheating and the 100-year history of the Olympic Oath

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Johan Bruyneel says he won’t watch the Lance Armstrong documentary as he ‘already knows what happened’
The former US Postal Service boss is currently serving a lifetime ban from cycling
(CNN) Lance Armstrong: The man who 'gained the world but lost his soul'

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport:: Women's 400 Metres World Champion Salwa Eid Naser Handed Provisional Suspension
(The Guardian) Salwa Eid Naser, 400m world champion, faces two-year drugs ban
Naser provisionally suspended for missing three drug tests - Bahrain athlete ran third-fastest 400m time in history

(Dyestat) Athletics: Vaulter Magazine Vaulter Club Big Red Barn Meet Will Mark Return to Competition in Southern California
First event at new facility in Menifee, hosted by father and son tandem of Doug and Derek Bouma, will feature more than 70 pole vaulters competing in five flights, including California girls state record holder Paige Sommers and reigning champ Ashley Callahan

(USATF) Athletics: Owens’s record spree earns him USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘It’s crazy’ - Thompson Herah talks COVID-19, competition and conditioning

(Yahoo) Athletics: Gwendolyn Berry gets apology from USOPC CEO after reprimand for podium gesture

(Guelph Today) Drugs in Sport: Former U of G athlete receives 2-year suspension for doping violation
Graeme Thompson tested positive for a banned substance at last year's Canadian Track and Field Championships

(WA) Athletics: Ibarguen: 'Respecting the environment is respecting yourself'

(BBC) Athletics: Sadness, anger and isolation - athletes on racism
British athlete Morgan Lake, former sprinter Chris Lambert and footballer Lianne Sanderson speak of their anger after the death of George Floyd

(BBC) Athletics: Tom Bosworth: 'I cried to myself in a field when Olympics were postponed'
British race walker Tom Bosworth says he "had a little cry to himself in a field" while walking his dog after hearing the Olympics had been postponed

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Coleman, Benjamin, Houlihan Set For DL Call Room Stream Sunday

(City News) Athletics: Tom Longboat was a 'light in the darkness for Indigenous people'

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(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Be an Ally to the Black Running Community
It’s more than just sharing similar beliefs—it’s about your actions, today and tomorrow

(NSAF) Athletics: Outdoor Nationals is relocated and rescheduled; final decision coming by June 15

(The VoiceBW) Athletics: Montsho left in limbo
Aging star’s dream end fading

(CTolleRun) Athletics: In Memory of George Floyd
Today in Minnesota, George Floyd has his memorial service. We at C Tolle Run are ready to help turn the corner, help be the change, and support a man that was taken from us in an unthinkable manner right in our own backyard

(ESW) Athletics:35th Annual Big Sur Marathon, Originally Postponed, Has Been Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Race officials halt plans for weekend-long celebration of running

(VeloNews) Cycling: Swedish group tests 27 helmets to determine the safest for cyclists

(Inside the Games) Olympics:Japanese Government considering simplified format for Tokyo 2020

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Paris 2024 organisers acknowledge "shift in approach" due to coronavirus pandemic

Athletics: World's Top Three Decathletes To Square Off In Ultimate Garden Clash Combined Events Edition
The Ultimate Garden Clash series continues on Sunday 7 June with a trans-continental meeting of combined events titans

(ITV) Athletics: Cardiff Half Marathon 2020 postponed by organisers due to coronavirus pandemic

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics:Organisers pull plug on Belfast Marathon

(The Hoya) Athletics: Kenah: Hoya, Olympian, Organizer of the World’s Largest 10K

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World Athletics issue new pathway to Tokyo Olympics

(Diamnond League) Athletics: ngebrigtsen v Cheruiyot: Impossible Games exhibition event takes shape
A world record attempt in the hurdles, a star-studded pole vault battle and a long distance showdown between Norway and Kenya in the middle distance will all be on the agenda when the Impossible Games take place in Oslo next month

(Daily Nation) Athletics: ‘Lion’ Manang’oi just can’t wait to maul Ingebrigtsen brothers

(CCES) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Clenbuterol and Tamoxifen

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Daley Thompson: Athletes should treat this season as 'a bit of fun' by competing where possible
Double Olympic champion says this year is 'not necessarily to win things, run the fastest times or throw the furthest'

( Athletics: World Athletics unveils four-year Strategic Plan and releases Olympic qualifying process

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(OC Register) Women in Sport: NCAA argues in sex abuse case it has no legal duty to protect athletes
NCAA says it will ask a federal judge to dismiss a class action suit filed by three former track athletes who allege they were sexually abused and harassed by their college coach

(Daily Nation) Athletics: NOC-K moves to cushion Olympic veterans from Covid-19 effects

(Inside the Games) Athletics: American hammer thrower placed on probation for podium protest demands public apology from USOPC

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian Anti-Doping Agency issues accompanying 'neutral-status' letters to 62 athletes
Due to the ongoing doping probe, clean athletes from Russia are allowed to participate in international tournaments under the neutral status or the Authorized Neutral Athlete (ANA) until the membership of the All-Russia Athletics Federation is reinstated

(BBC) Athletics: 'Enough is enough' - Welsh sprinter Gordon
Welsh sprinter Sam Gordon says racism is still a daily issue for him in the UK as thousands protest around the world following the death of George Floyd

(NewsLetter) Athletics: Disappointment as the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is cancelled
Organisers have confirmed the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon has been cancelled

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Blake welcomes training boost
President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Dr Warren Blake, said it is very pleasing to see local athletes get the opportunity to go out and train in groups once again

(AW) Athletics: Barbora Spotakova among winners as ‘Back on the Track’ series starts
Javelin star throws 63.69m as athletics action resumes in the Czech Republic

(Voice Online) Athletics: The fastest woman alive graces Hidden Greatness
Olympian Carmelita Jeter doesn't hold back in podcast series finale

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘The Reality of Being A Professional Athlete’ | By Genevieve Gregson
Genevieve Gregson is a 2x Olympic finalist, and Australian record holder. Hailing from the Gold Coast, Gen travels the globe as one of the countries and the world's top distance athletes

(The Guardian) Athletics: Bobby Joe Morrow, the 1956 Olympic sprint champion who lost his way
The American, one of four men to win three sprint gold medals at an Olympic Games, is remembered as much for the infamy his business dealings provoked as his glorious running style

(RepublicWorld) Drugs in Sport: Banned Track Coach Salazar Gets Court Date For Doping Appeal
Banned track and field coach Alberto Salazar will try to overturn his four-year suspension at sport’s highest court in November

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Team Cheruiyot targets sub-4:50 time against Ingebrigtsens

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: After Her Anthem Protest, Gwen Berry Is More Determined Than Ever to Fight Racial Injustice
U.S. hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist in protest atop the podium in Sept. 2019 and was handed a 12-month probation that threatened her career. But she won't be silenced

(Fast Running) Athletics: Just run with your feeling
Abdi Nageeye, the Dutch record holder in both the marathon and the half marathon, has lived a life few can imagine

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Sports court sets November dates for hearing of Russian doping case
Sanctions will take effect when the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s panel of three judges give its verdict

(Cherwell) Athletics: In Conversation with Sir Mo Farah
Lucas Jones talks to Mo Farah about Arsenal, Achilles Injuries, and the future of Athletics.

(MontanaSports) Athletics: Christina Aragon: 'I feel like I am where I should be at this point'

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 6, Junior Year Outdoors
Here, in the sixth chapter of a long multi-part series, is how we reported the career of Steve Prefontaine in our pages in the spring through the NCAA of ’72, with the same photographs we used at the time. Given the wealth of Pre material we generated during the Olympic year, our reportage here has been broken up into multiple parts. We have taken the liberty of doing some stylistic updatings to mirror our modern protocol and also added an editorial comment or three

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(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Russia ban appeal CAS hearing set for November
Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision will be binding; WADA sanctions prevent Russia competing as a nation at Olympics, Paralympics, and World Cup

(Texas Monthly) Athletics: The Fastest Nice Christian Boy in the World
Bobby Morrow was as beautiful as a high-speed human could be

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Eilish McColgan: “There are people cheating and that is just the way our sport is”
The European 5000m silver medallist believes her results list is far from set in stone

(The Independent) Athletics: ‘We have a president who sought to divide this country’: Olympic great Michael Johnson urges sporting athletes to speak out over George Floyd death
Peaceful and violent protests have been met with a furious response from Donald Trump, causing a change in the Olympic legend’s thinking that something must be done by everyone to combat racial inequality

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Banned pole vaulter says he was high ... on chocolate!

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Michael Johnson on racism, Usain Bolt and Jesse Owens
History-making sprinter Michael Johnson discusses racism in the USA, the current tensions, his athletics and Olympic career, Usain Bolt, Jesse Owens and far more in a wide-ranging interview

(BoxScore) Athletics: Five Quick Questions: Former Olympic Gold Medalist Donovan Bailey

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: In This Race Together
In April 1989, ironically during the Boston Marathon weekend, I fell seriously ill with a high-spiking fever that completely immobilized me for several days. Sick as a dog, I barely made the broadcast to commentate on Abebe Mekonnen and Ingrid Kristiansen‘s victories on Patriot’s Day Monday

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 114 with Mary Cain
"I have a lot of goals in running and I have a lot of dreams in running but I feel like I love to run—period, end of sentence. And if that is kind of all I’m ever going to say about my running career from here on out, I’d maybe be a little bit disappointed, but at the end of the day, I want to run when I’m 80. I want to run with my family, I want to run with my friends, I want to run with my dog, and those miles that I can put in going forward, I hope they lead to really cool things on the track, but if they lead to really cool things through, you know, other opportunities that come forward in the future, that would be just as cool. So maybe looking ahead, I’m not trying to write my future out maybe like I used to, I’m just trying to go a little bit more with the flow and see where the run takes me."

(The Star) Athletics: Fully recovered Kiplagat frustrated with stalled competition
* She cited her World Half Marathon record feat as one of the best memories in her athletics career
* The two-time Berlin Marathon winner has just recovered fully from her nagging injury after two years in the cold

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong says his treatment of Emma O'Reilly - his former assistant who he branded 'an alcoholic' and 'a whore' for speaking out on his doping - is his biggest regret... ahead of his years of cheating
* Emma O'Reilly worked closely with Lance Armstrong from 1996 until 2000
* She helped him cover up his doping and disposed of evidence such as syringes
* When she came forward in 2004, Armstrong falsely attacked her credibility

(Sport24) Athletics: Spotakova shines as athletics get 'Back on Track'

(EA) Athletics: Coaching changes in store for Mihambo and the Borlees

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(USATF) Athletics: USATF releases Return to Training and Hosting Events Guidelines

(Oregon Live) Drugs in Sport: Former Oregon Duck pole vaulter Cole Walsh serves suspension after positive test for cannabis

(CBC) Athletics: Like Colin Kaepernick, Gwen Berry knows the athlete's voice isn't always welcomed
American couldn’t stay silent any longer, so she raised her fist on the podium

(The Star) Athletics: London Marathon organisers say the event will depend Covid-19 situation
* Kenya’s world marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge is expected to defend London title with Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele touted as his biggest opponent
* The blue ribbon marathon major is now scheduled for October 4 but organisers are still uncertain if the event will go ahead and how it will be executed

Running: #CanadaMoves in celebration of Global Running Day
Run Ottawa joins race organizers from across Canada to move Canadians for Canadian Mental Health Association

(City Press) Women in Sport: Risk-taker Caster Semenya opts for novice coach

(The New Indian Express) Athletics: Dafne Schippers hopeful of athletic season beginning in August
With her training halted for close to two months, she had to run in the forest to just keep herself fit. In a chat with this daily, the Dutch woman spoke about that experience

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Kara Goucher Stood Up to Running's Goliath
When Olympic marathoner Kara Goucher went public in 2015 with her accusation that her former coach, the legendary Alberto Salazar, had skirted antidoping rules with the elite runners of the Nike Oregon Project, she suffered an onslaught of criticism

(Endurance Odyssey) Athletics: Malindi Elmore interview

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Rudisha: I’m firmly on road to recovery

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ex-800m World champion Sum eyes Olympic medal

(CBC) Athletics: 3-time Olympic gold medalist Bobby Joe Morrow dies at 84
Won gold in the 100 and 200 metres and 400 metre relay at 1956 Melbourne Games

(EA) Athletics: Join us on Instagram Live with Dina Asher-Smith
Treble European sprint champion Dina Asher-Smith will be talking to her friend and teammate Jazmin Sawyers in our ninth #AtHomeWith episode on Instagram Live at 8.00pm BST (9.00pm CEST) on Tuesday (2) evening

(Tianna Bee) Athletics: The House Rules
Have you ever had the pleasure of joining in on a board game? Or a game of cards? At a game night at somebody’s house?

(Runner's World) Running: 11 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Runners Speak Out About Running and Race
“I used to think that if I qualified for Boston, it would prove that I belonged. But the finish line is always moving for those who are not the gatekeepers.”

(Daily Nation) Athletics: John Ngugi: How I destroyed my life after track career

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Mark Cavendish's selection chances not 'automatic', says Bahrain-McLaren team principal
Mark Cavendish's chances of being selected for this year's Tour de France have been hampered by the coronavirus, says his team manager Rod Ellingworth

(Pikes Peak Marathon) Running: Pikes Peak Ascent Canceled for 2020; Marathon MayStill Go On

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