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Runner's Web June 2021 FrontPage Archive

  June 30, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: By conflating gender and sex we undermine sporting competition
By conflating gender and sex we undermine sporting competition
Fairness is at the heart of sport and without separate categories for the sexes there would be no women in Olympic finals

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Salwa Eid Naser: World 400m champion to miss Olympics following two-year ban
World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser will miss the Tokyo Olympics after being handed a two-year ban for breaching anti-doping rules

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: New generation of Jamaican stars heading to Tokyo

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Regan Yee races to Canadian record, Tokyo standard in women’s 3,000 steeplechase

Athletics: New record: More than $1 million raised at the 2021 virtual Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Organizers planning for in-person event in 2022

(BBC) Athletics: Oslo Diamond League: Karsten Warholm keeping calm over world record expectation
It has quickly become a trademark routine each time Karsten Warholm stands on the start line ready to race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's high jump ace Mathew Sawe qualifies for Olympics
* Sawe officially qualified after he was ranked 24th in the world at the close of the qualifying deadline on June 29 midnight.
* Top 30 athletes in World Athletics ranking by the end of the deadline qualify for Olympics with or without attaining qualifying standards

(The Sportsman) Athletics: Laura Muir, Dina and KJT Lead A Strong Team GB In Tokyo As Mo Misses Out

(NAL) Athletics: Sha’Carri owned Oly Trials on the track and YouTube; demand for more throwers?

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Six of the best? Hard-hitting history lifts lid on lords of track and field

(NY Times) Women in Sport: The Clock Ticks on Caster Semenya’s Olympic Career
Whether or not she qualifies for the Tokyo Games, the South African runner will have provoked an important debate about who should compete in women’s sports.

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(Daily Maverick) Women in Sport: Transgender weightlifter in New Zealand’s Olympic team highlights the inclusion-fairness balancing act
New Zealand’s decision to include Laurel Hubbard in their team for the Tokyo Olympics has once again shone the light on transgender women’s participation in women’s sport

(Business Wire) Athletics: Galen Rupp and Sara Hall Headline 43rd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field
Rupp Vies for His Second Victory in Chicago, While Hall Seeks to Break the American Marathon Record in the First U.S. Abbott World Marathon Major Event this Fall

(Indy Star) Athletics: U.S. track athletes were resplendent, but here's the issue: Will the fans actually care?
Americans won 32 track and field medals at Rio, the most since 1932. The team going to Tokyo is stronger, deeper, and stocked with emerging talent

(AW) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith leads 72-strong GB team for Tokyo
Olympic squad sees sprinter tackling 100m, 200m and 4x100m while Laura Muir will run middle-distance double and Katarina Johnson-Thompson is picked subject to fitness

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo: Five Things To Look Out For
All eyes will be on Karsten Warholm at the climax of Thursday's Bislett Games, as the Norwegian double world champion runs the 400m hurdles in front of his home crowd

(NY Times*) Olympics: Why Are the Olympics Still Happening? These Numbers Explain It.
Wondering why the Tokyo Games haven’t been canceled? The answer lies in billions of dollars, years of work and thousands of athletes who can’t wait any longer.

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics finalising plans to become an Olympic SUPERPOWER in the next eleven years with major project set to be unveiled with target of 11 to 13 medals for the 2032 Games
* Sportsmail understands a major UK Athletics project will be announced soon
* The proposals will outline a working target of 11 to 13 medals the 2032 Olympics
* UKA CEO Joanna Coates pushed to have contenders across various disciplines
* Optimism around the team is notably muted with just weeks to go until Tokyo

(The Independent) Athletics: How are Team GB shaping up for Olympics after British Athletics Championships?
Dina Asher-Smith won the 100m title while Mo Farah failed to qualify for Toky

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith warns Jamaican and US rivals she will deliver at Olympics
British sprinter unfazed by recent fast times by rivals - I definitely have faster in me. I’m in good shape’

(The Sports Examiney) Athletics: Coverage of U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials shows protests are perceived as more important than performances

(The Hill) Athletics: Gwen Berry battles Dan Crenshaw over flag fight: 'Y'all are obsessed with me'

(NBC) Athletics: Track and field Olympic Trials confirm the American “system” works better than ever

(Runner's World) Athletics:Mary Cain Forms a Professional Women’s Running Team, With the Athletes as Employees
They’ll earn salaries, have health insurance, and develop job skills while serving girls in the community.

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(Toronto Star) Athletics: Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman takes control of her image after learning to love herself

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Five takeaways from the British Athletics Championships and Olympic trials
From Dina Asher-Smith to Keely Hodgkinson and Elliot Giles, Team GB's athletics stars look in fine fettle down the final stretch to Tokyo 2020

(RRW) Athletics: Chelimo, Hocker and Mu All Victorious On Last Day of USA Olympic Trials
NCAA champions Athing Mu and Cole Hocker put exclamation points on their fantastic freshmen years with thrilling victories on the final day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

(Evening Standard) Athletics:Keely Hodgkinson sets her sights on emulating Kelly Holmes at Tokyo Olympics

(BBC) Athletics; US Olympic trials: Sydney McLaughlin breaks women's 400m hurdles world record
Sydney McLaughlin set a new women's 400m hurdles world record with a time of 51.90 seconds in the final of the US Olympic athletics trials in Oregon, which was affected by a heatwave

(CBC) Athletics: 'Like a playbook': Former track star speaks of years of grooming by coach
Mary Jane Richards gave up running due to 'trauma' she says was caused by Peter Des Brisay

(BBC) Athletics: Leon Reid: Commonwealth medallist now hopes for Olympic selection after Irish Championship win
Leon Reid advanced his claims for Olympic Games selection with a dominant 200m win at the Irish Championships and will now hope that his Tokyo spot is confirmed this week

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene 2021: Long dominates, Langridge excels

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to compete in sprint double
Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce will compete in the Olympic 100m and 200m after storming the Jamaican trials

(CBC) Athletics: Django Lovett hits Olympic standard in high jump, denying Mason 6th Canadian title
Runners Philibert-Thiboutot, Staehli, Stafford eye last-chance qualifier on Tuesday

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(SportStar) Athletics: Russian high jumper Anna Chicherova announces retirement
In 2016 Chicherova was stripped of her Olympic bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting of her samples showed the presence of turinabol, a banned anabolic steroid

(Runner's World) Athletics: Day 9 Highlights and Results From the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
Gabby Thomas, Grant Holloway, Rai Benjamin, and Emily Sisson all grabbed spots on Team USA

(LeTour) Cycling: Mathieu in the name of (van der) Poel…idor
Mathieu van der Poel came up with a masterpiece at the top of Mûr-de-Bretagne. He rode for the time bonus at the first passage before winning stage 2 solo to take the yellow jersey that his grand-father Raymond Poulidor never had in his prestigious career

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Trials Women’s 10,000 — Emily Sisson’s Strategy Plays Out
Emily Sisson bided her time for the first mile… and then she was gone

(WA) Athletics: Tsegay and Dobek cruise to lifetime bests in Chorzow

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runners eye last-chance Olympic qualifier after missing standard in Montreal
Wind plays havoc with Philibert-Thiboutot, Staehli, Stafford in 1,500-metre races

(BBC) Athletics: British Olympic trials: Tokyo place for Jemma Reekie - but Laura Muir faces 800m wait
(The Independent) Keely Hodgkinson ‘can’t put into words’ sealing Olympic place with 800m win
Hodgkinson continued her form at the British Athletics Championships on Sunday

(Tri247) Triathlon: Nicola Spirig, Frederic Funk dominate European Triathlon Middle Distance Championships in AustriaNicola Spirig, Frederic Funk dominate European Triathlon Middle Distance Championships in Austria

(Runner's World) Athletics: Gabby Thomas Wins the Women’s 200 Meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials
Jenna Prandini and Anavia Battle also made Team USA

(ITU) Multisport: Aviles will host the 2021 World Triathlon Duathlon Championships in November

(The Guardian) Athletics: Gwen Berry turns away from anthem at US Olympic trials and says she was ‘set up’
Hammer thrower has long history of protest against injustice - Anthem was played later than usual on Saturday night

(Reuters) Athletics: Semenya in last ditch bid to qualify for Olympics

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics approves the application of 61 Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emily Sisson Wins Women’s 10,000 Meters at U.S. Olympic Trials
Karissa Schweizer was second and Alicia Monson was third

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'No way Mo Farah's career ends here', says coach Gary Lough
The four-time Olympic champion failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, falling 19 seconds short of the time to compete in the 10,000m

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith books Olympic place with 100m trials victory
Sprinter ‘in really, really good shape’ after 10.97 run - Mo Farah not finished, insists coach Gary Lough

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olympic Trials Men’s Steeple - Hillary Bor Had The Best Last Lap
Training mates Hilary Bor & Benard Keter were the only two with sub-60 final circuits

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(RRW) Athletics: Sisson Storms To Trials 10-K Title
All week leading up to the women's 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Track & Field the buzz was how the oppressive heat would turn the race slow and ugly

(VeloNews) Cycling: our de France: What the stars said after crash-riddled opening stage
Here's what the stars said after a stage shaped by two huge crashes and one spectacular attack

(AsahiShimbun) Olympics: Tokyo records 562 new COVID-19 cases, up 109 from a week ago
Tokyo confirmed 562 fresh cases of COVID-19 on June 25 as the daily count spiked again in the capital four weeks before the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Games on July 23, metropolitan government officials said

(Diamond League) Athletics: Warholm and Ingebrigtsen eye more success in Oslo

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: A $270-million spaceship in remote Eugene is not how to grow track and field in America

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 322: Nell Rojas on Racing the 10,000m at the Olympic Trials, 9th at the Olympic Marathon Trials, and more
Nell Rojas is competing in the 10,000m for the Olympic Trials tomorrow! Nell is a marathoner and she finished 9th at the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2020 and ran a 2:30:29 there. She won the Grandma’s Marathon in 2019 where she ran 2:28:06. She debuted the marathon at CIM in 2:31:23 while she was training for an Ironman!

(CBC) Athletics: Butterworth claims women's 800m title at Canadian Olympic trials
27-year-old dipped under Olympic standard with time of 1 minute, 59.19 seconds

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Trials Is the Biggest Moment for Running Brands
With Rule 40 restrictions looming, this is the time for athletes to tout their sponsors

(Tri247) Triathlon: GOAT mentality: Daniela Ryf on life, triathlon and the future

(CBC) Athletics: Emmanuel, Brown defend consecutive national titles in women's, men's 100m at Canadian Olympic trials
Emmanuel secures 5th straight victory, while Brown claims 3 in a row

(The Independent) Athletics: Mo Farah fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games 10,000m
The four-time Olympic champion was unable to secure the required standard at the British Athletics Championships
(BBC) Mo Farah falls short in Tokyo Olympics qualification bid at British Championships
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will not defend his 10,000m title in Tokyo after falling short in a last-gasp shot at the qualifying time
(The Guardian) Mo Farah fails in last-ditch attempt to book Team GB Olympics place
Farah finishes 19 seconds off 10,000m qualifying standard - ‘I tried to push and push and I ran my lungs out. That’s all I had’

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Collegians At The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

  June 25, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(CNBC) Athletics: Why this 27-year-old turned down a lucrative Wall Street job to pursue his Olympic dreams

(BBC) Athletics: Toni Minichiello allowed to vote on athletics reforms despite suspension from coaching
Toni Minichiello, who guided Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill to Olympic glory, was allowed to participate in a UK Athletics members' council meeting on Friday, despite having been suspended from coaching

(RunRepeat) Heakth and Fitness; Gym Harassment: 56.37% women harassed while working out

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Mo Farah: Four-time Olympic champion set for last-chance attempt at Tokyo qualification

(The Guardian) Olympics: Some GB Olympic athletes refusing Covid vaccine over side-effect fears
Handful of Olympians holding out over training concerns - Andy Anson: ‘People have right to choose but it’s not helpful’

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(CBC) Athletics: Olympic champion Derek Drouin ends quest for Tokyo Games
'My body isn't ready,' says the Corunna, Ont., native

(RTE) Athletics: Deadline for decision on Dublin marathon pushed out to July

#Wire Sports) Athletics: Wadeline Jonathas, and this reminder: each event means *three* Olympic qualifiers

(Globe and Mail) Cycling: Canada’s Michael Woods looks to win stages as team leader at Tour de France

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Track & field athletes aim for spot on Tokyo team at trials that almost didn’t happen

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge's INEOS 1:59 Challenge documentary to be released
* Kipchoge became the first man to ever run a full marathon, 42.195km, under two hours when he clocked 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria in 2019
* In a statement, his management said that they had decided to document his journey as an inspiration to humanity in a movie titled, ‘The Last Milestone!’
* The inspirational documentary, which was executively produced by Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott and directed by Jake Scott, will receive its digital release on August 23

(The Independent) Olympics: Tokyo 2020: Immense British talent poised to shine at Olympic trials despite TV coverage clash
From legends of the sport to the brightest young talents, optimism and dreams of Olympic gold will be the prevailing hope for all

(RRW) Athletics: Coburn Wins Record Ninth USA Steeplechase Title
Emma Coburn collected her ninth national title in the 3000-meter steeplechase here tonight, winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Track & Field on a warm evening at Hayward Field

(Reuters) Athletics: Kenya's Chepngetich among favourites for marathon gold in Tokyo

(The Guardian) Olympics: Some GB Olympic athletes still refusing to have Covid vaccine, says BOA chief
Andy Anson: ‘People have right to choose but it’s not helpful’- BOA had said it was on track to ensure all were vaccinated

(Runner's World) Athletics: Athing Mu Signs With Nike
She’s a favorite to make the Olympic team in the 800 meters

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 spotlight - Team USA's record-breaking super-mum Allyson Felix is an Olympian the world can get behind
The 35-year-old is already the most successful female track and field athlete in Olympic history and insists her focus is on advocating for women - not adding to her nine Games medals, six of which are gold. Felix is going to a fifth Olympics and a first since pre-eclampsia threatened both her life and, at the time, her unborn child

(Irish Times) Athletics: Plan for October’s Dublin Marathon set to be announced on Friday
Organisers remain hopeful that a limited entry of runners will be allowed for race

(Irish Times( Drugs in Sport: Sha’Carri Richardson’s image sullied by doping shadow of Dennis Mitchell
Dave Hannigan: US is about to fall hard for sprinter but associations raise questions

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah in ‘good shape’ for last-ditch shot at Olympic qualification
Farah failed to meet time required this month - British Championships also feature Dina Asher-Smith

(AP) Athletics: The Latest: Richardson takes a pass in 200; Felix in lineup

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(Samford Crimson) Athletics: BBC refuses to pay to broadcast British Olympic athletics trials

(UPI) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge wants to break marathon record in 'Last Milestone' trailer

(RRW) Athletics: Kessler, Mu Turn Pro
In separate announcements yesterday, American teenage track sensations Hobbs Kessler and Athing Mu announced that they had turned pro and will represent adidas and Nike, respectively

(WA) Athletics: Middle-distance stars added to Monaco line-up

(CBC) Athletics: Everything you need to know ahead of Canadian Olympic track and field trials
Storylines aplenty as athletes prep for tune-up, likely last-chance qualifier in Montreal

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Diamond League meetings in China postponed
* Shanghai was to have hosted a meeting on August 14, following the Tokyo Olympics, with a second meeting, dubbed China2 but without a named city to date, to have welcomed participants on August 22
* Organisers stressed the season programme would "still take place as a full, structured series in which athletes compete for a place in the Final and a shot at the Diamond Trophy
* The Italian leg was moved six days to June 10 and held in Florence as Rome's Olympic Stadium venue was being prepared to host Euro 2020 matches

(Diamond League) Athletics: Harrison joins Hassan in star-studded Gateshead

(NBC) Athletics: Veronica Campbell-Brown, who led Jamaica’s golden sprint revival, retires

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2021 U.S. Track and Field Trials
Great rivalries and plenty of intrigue are guaranteed in these events

(ESPN UK) Women in Sport: Transgender runner CeCe Telfer ruled ineligible for U.S. Olympic trials

(BBC) Athletics: British Championships: Six events to watch
It is easy to get lost in the what-ifs

(USATF) Athletics: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field schedule changes due to excessive heat forecast

(Popular Science) Athletics: How Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon without shoes

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Obsa Ali - That American Dream
Carrie chats with Obsa Ali! The Minnesota native and NCAA champion recently qualified for the Olympic Trials finals in the steeplechase. They chat about his preparation as well as moving from Ethiopia at the age of 11, his love of fashion, family, soccer, wrestling, the Boogie Woogie, and much more!

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Hobbs Kessler Turns Pro, Signs With adidas & Global Athletics
Hobbs Kessler will toe the starting line at Hayward Field for the first heat of the OT 1500 on Thursday wearing adidas spikes

(BBC) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson: Sprinter 'in no rush' to break world record
US Vogue magazine has dubbed her the "Flo-Jo of our time", but Sha'Carri Richardson has said she's in "no rush" to break her idol's 23-year-old 100m world record

(BBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix: American athlete launches her own shoe brand
Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix has launched her own shoe brand in the build-up to this summer's Tokyo Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Prodigal son' Wilson Kipsang asks for forgiveness
* Kipsang noted that lately, Kenyan athletes were being banned for violating the whereabouts rules and not for taking banned substances.
* "I know I am still under suspension but I am ready to partner with Athletics Kenya, Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) and Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) to sensitise athletes on this issue of the whereabouts," said Kipsang, who challenged Kenyan athletes reprimanded for doping violations to come out and talk about it.

(CBC) Olympics: Ready or not, the Tokyo Olympics will happen in 1 month
'The window for cancelling the Games has closed,' says author Robert Whiting

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Nike’s dominance in track and field draws scrutiny over influence, gender equity

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

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(Sporting News) Athletics: Allyson Felix launches her own shoe company, Saysh, two years after split with Nike

(The Guardian) Athletics: Allyson Felix claims another victory for mothers by winning Tokyo Olympics spot
After the traumatic birth of her daughter the 35-year-old took on both Nike and the US government before earning a shot at a record 10th Olympic medal on the track

(BBC) Athletics: Matthew Hudson-Smith on teenage kicks, mid-career crises and Tokyo dreams
The route to glory sometimes sounds simple. It's steady, continuous improvement. Coaches gradually pouring potential into a medal-winning mould

(NY Times*) Health and Fitness: How to Exercise in the Summer Heat
As record high temperatures batter much of the country, expert advice on staying active this summer

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Burritogate: Banned U.S. runner Shelby Houlihan's steroid excuse falls flat
Bring It In panel discusses runner's claim that positive test was caused by pork burrito

(InsideHook) Athletics: Why Nike’s Newest Track Spikes Are Basically Impossible to Get
The ZoomX Dragonfly has become the shoe of choice, even for pro runners signed with other brands

(Lindsey Hein) Olympics: Episode 321: Kyra Condie – Olympic Climber Shares her Journey to Tokyo
Today on the podcast is Kyra Condie! Kyra will be competing for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics in climbing. She is a pro climber and started climbing at age 11

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon closed to international runners, full field welcomed back in 2023
Any Canadian runners hoping to check the Tokyo Marathon off their bucket list will have to wait at least two years to toe the start line

(The Telegraph) Athletics:BBC refuses to pay to broadcast British Olympic athletics trials
Exclusive: UK Athletics opted against giving broadcaster free coverage this weekend, with fans instead having a basic live stream option

(Yahoo) Athletics: Exclusive: Eugene, Oregon to host Diamond League final in 2023

(WA) Athletics: Muhammad, Miller-Uibo and Kiplimo confirmed for Szekesfehervar

(Jacqueline Hansen) Athletics: Remembering Joan Ullyot
Joan Ullyot is a pioneer distance runner, an author and medical physician. Her expertise helped change the minds of the IAAF and IOC who held an archaic view that running was detrimental to a woman’s health. In fact, her research was presented to the IOC by Dr. Daly, LA Olympic Organizing Committee before the vote to include the women’s marathon in the 1984 Games

(CBC) Athletics: Crew, McBride believe skipping athletics Olympic trials to rest, rehab injuries may give them edge in Tokyo
Canadians won't risk a setback ahead of Summer Games

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(Frane24) Drugs in Sport: Increased doping in pandemic 'not a particular worry', says WADA chief

(Yahoo) Triathlon: Olympics-Games a step too far, but Brownlee still eyeing role in Tokyo and beyond

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: The Trials, and the change all around us

(Runner's World) Athletics: Elise Cranny Makes Her First Olympic Team, Wins 5,000 Meters
Bowerman teammate Karissa Schweizer finished second, and Rachel Schneider was third
Elle Purrier St. Pierre Wins the Women’s 1500 Meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
Cory McGee and Heather MacLean will join Purrier St. Pierre in Tokyo
Clayton Murphy Wins the Men’s 800 Meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
Isaiah Jewett finished second and Bryce Hoppel finished third, while Donovan Brazier misses the team

(USA Today) Athletics: Donavan Brazier, reigning world champion, fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympics at 800 meters

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

(Runner's World) Athletics: Day 3 Highlights and Results From the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
The nation’s best athletes are racing for a spot on Team USA at the Tokyo Games

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Sergey Shubenkov: Russia hurdler escapes doping ban in 'genuinely exceptional' case
Russia's former world champion hurdler Sergey Shubenkov has escaped a four-year doping ban after it was found that he unintentionally ingested a diuretic prescribed to his three-month-old son

(RRW) Athletics: Murphy, Purrier St. Pierre and Cranny Take Olympic Trials Titles
The brutal nature of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field was on full display this evening when reigning world champion Donavan Brazier finished last in the 800-meter final, missing his chance for this summer's Tokyo Games

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Athletics Canada rejects Tristan Woodfine’s Olympic appeal
After being left off the Olympic marathon team, Woodfine asked Athletics Canada to reconsider, but his appeal was unsuccessful

(Inside Ottawa Valley) Athletics: Eganville's Melissa Bishop-Nriagu’s third chance at Olympic glory might also be her best opportunity yet

(AP) Athletics: Carter won’t defend shot title after benign tumor removed

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Deadline drama time again as Olympic qualifying challenge looms

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Track and field's racial -- if not racist -- reckoning is not just coming. It's now

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(ITU) Triathlon: 2021 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Championship Series Moved To 18 September

(Reuters) College Sports: In win for athletes, U.S. Supreme Court rejects some NCAA compensation limits
Siding with student-athletes, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the organization’s bid to maintain limits on education-related compensation for them that critics have said help maintain the fiction of amateurism in college sports

(Runner's World) Athletics: Allyson Felix Finishes Second in the 400 Meters, and Makes Her Fifth Olympic Team
Quenera Hayes wins the women’s 400 meters in 49.78, and Wadeline Jonathas finishes third
(BBC) Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix qualifies for fifth Olympics at US trials
Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix qualified for her fifth Games with a second-place finish in the 400m at the US trials

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: To Analyze Running Form, Look at the Big Picture
Instead of focusing on joint angles and limb movements, a new study takes a holistic approach to the biomechanics of elite runnerst Science on Outside Online) Athletics:

(RRW) Athletics: Key Athletes Advance At USA Olympic Trials On Saturday & Sunday
While a variety of sprinters and field event athletes secured their spots on Team USA for the Tokyo Games over the weekend, middle-distance runners continued to advance for their turn in the spotlight at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Track & Field here

(Runner's World) Athletics: Day 2 Highlights and Results From the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
The nation’s best athletes are racing for a spot on Team USA at the Tokyo Games

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson Wins the Women’s 100 Meters at the Olympic Track and Field Trials
She, along with Javianne Oliver and Teahna Daniels, will represent Team USA as first-time Olympians

(Reuters) Athletics: World championships set for prize money boost starting with Oregon 2022
World Athletics on Sunday said it will offer an additional $1 million in prize money for athletes at its World Championships starting from the 2022 event in Eugene, Oregon

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor leads comeback athletes in punching Tokyo ticket
* Kamworor beat a strong team to win the race in 27:01:06 ahead of his training mate Rodgers Kwemoi who timed 27:05:51 with Weldon Kirui finishing third
* An elated Simotwo is grateful to have made the team after recovering from an injury that almost ended his career
* Cheptai emerged second in the 10,000m race clocking 31:06.86 behind world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri who won the race in 30:53.60

(Yahoo) Athletics: Richardson seizes spot on Team USA; Felix continues bid

(Balls.IE) Athletics: The Men's 800m At Kenya's Olympic Trials Was Wild

(Runner's World) Athletics: Day 1 Highlights and Results From the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
A new shot put world record, Abbey Cooper hits the Olympic standard, and Allyson Felix’s road to a fifth Games begins

(Runner's World) Athletics: Abbey Cooper Hits the 5,000-Meter Olympic Standard Solo in the Trials Semifinal
Less than an hour before her race, Cooper changed up her race plan—and executed it perfectly

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Olympic-Bound Canadians: Women’s 800m with Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, Lindsey Butterworth and Maddy Kelly
This week we’re kicking off a new mini-series called “The Shakeout Podcast: Olympic-Bound Canadians”

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Kaul ticking over as German colleagues dominate decathlon in Ratzingen
Germany’s world decathlon champion Niklas Kaul, effectively sure of contesting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is in eighth place overnight in the World Athletics Challenge Combined Events competition on the home soil of Ratingen as three compatriots fill the first three places

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Collegians At The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

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(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Caster Semenya misses 5000m qualifying standard again in Regensburg
South African clocks 15:57.12 at meet in Regensburg, Germany, 47 seconds outside the Olympic qualifying standard for Tokyo 2020

(CBC) Athletics: Star runners Timothy Cheruiyot, Conseslus Kipruto kept off Kenyan Olympic team
Olympic champion, world titleholder could still compete in Tokyo as wild cards

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Conseslus Kipruto drops out, Bett wins steeplechase showdown
* Kipruto, who is nursing an injury, went out with four laps to go to leave the battle to Kibiwott and Bett, who exchanged leads before Bett won in 8:17.26.
* Kibiwott settled second as he rallied Bett to go through 8:17.61. Benjamin Kigen timed 8:21.32 for third

(3Wire SXports) Athletics:Critics of USATF again belie their racial if not racist animus. Enough

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Hellen Obiri targets distance double at Tokyo 2020 after winning women's 10000m at Kenyan trials
The Kenyan Olympic trials concluded in Kasarani on Saturday, with Athletics Kenya naming its full Tokyo 2020 team

(RRW) Athletics: Fierce Kick Brings Kincaid First Olympic Berth and USA Title
After 23 relatively conservative laps of the men's 10,000-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Track & Field here tonight, the real racing finally began

(CBC) Athletics: American Ryan Crouser breaks 31-year-old shot put world record
Defending Olympic champion books spot in Tokyo with massive 23.37M throw

(Runenr's World) Athletics: Highlights and Results From the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
The nation’s best athletes are racing for a spot on Team USA at the Tokyo Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympics shocker for Timothy Cheruiyot as Simotwo wins Kasarani trials
* Abel Kipsang settled third in 3:34.36 as Cheruiyot came in fourth in 3:34.62.
* That effectively looks out Cheruiyot from the Tokyo Olympics Games unless Athletics Kenya selectors give him a wild card. Kipsang is also a candidate for the wild card

(Washington Post) Drugs in Sport:Better drug tests can stop cheaters. They also might punish innocent athletes

(ESPN) Cycling: Tour de France to hold women's cycling race in July 2022

(WA) Athletics: Stefanidi and Bradshaw in world-class Gateshead pole vault field

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

Grandma's Marathon - Duluth, Minn

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(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor, Kiyeng shine on Day Two of Tokyo Olympics Trials
* Kamworor said the win was the perfect reward for the many times he has persevered after suffering a motorcycle accident in June last year
* Kwemoi was equally elated to make the podium and immediately turned his attention to the upcoming Olympics
* 2011 All Africa Games champion Hyvin Kiyeng timed 9:24.5 to finish ahead of world champion Beatrice Chepkoech in the women's 3,000m steeplechase

(Mirror) Women in Sport; Olympics champ Denise Lewis thought having miracle tot at 46 was her menopause
The Sydney 2000 gold medal-winning heptathlete, 48, thinks fourth child Troy, now two, may have even delayed the onset of the menopause - which she had been 'dreading'

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 320: Josette Norris- 14:51 at The Track Meet and ready for the 5,000m at the Olympic Trials
Josette Norris is on the podcast today! Josette is sponsored by Reebok and is a part of the Reebok Boston Track Club. She is about to compete in the 5,000m at the Olympics Trials. Josette has been having a breakthrough spring season. She got her Olympic Trials Qualifier back in February when she ran a 15:19 5,000m. Then she had her first professional win in the 1500m at the Drake Relays. Recently, at the Sound Running Track Meet in May she ran a 14:51 for the 5,000m and took 2nd in that race. Most recently she won a 1500m in a 4:06

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga gets four-year ban
* Manyonga, world champion in 2017, finished second at the Rio Olympics in 2016, but will now miss the rescheduled Tokyo Games later this year

(Des Moines Register) Drugs in Sport: What to know about Shelby Houlihan, a burrito, nandrolone, and why Olympic officials won't let her compete in trials

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘In my head I don’t have rivals’: Noah Lyles’ quest to take Usain Bolt’s crown
The 23-year-old is set to be one of the stars of the Olympics, where he will showcase his charisma, fashion sense and blistering speed

(BBC) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin on chasing Dalilah Muhammad, Edwin Moses and perfection in Tokyo
Sydney McLaughlin is the future of athletics. That's what they say. And the numbers agree

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: US Olympic officials reverse course, boot banned runner Shelby Houlihan from track trials

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gathimba warms up for Tokyo Olympics with win at Kasarani
* Gathimba is the only qualifier in the event
* He clocked 1 hour, 14 minutes and 23 seconds to win, beating Simon Wachira from Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to second place in 1:22:07

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Geoffrey Kamworor books Tokyo 2020 spot in 10,000m by winning at Kenyan trials
Kamworor qualifies in 10000m in Kasarani but Rhonex Kipruto disappoints, dropping out of the race with around four laps to go

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiyeng, Chepkoech book Tokyo Olympics steeplechase tickets
* Kiyeng, the 2015 World champion, took the lead from Chepkoech after the bell, clocking nine minutes and 24.5 seconds
* Chepkoech, the World 3,000m steeplechase record holder, timed 9:25.0 for second place to book the Tokyo Olympics ticket alongside Kiyeng

(Runner's World) Athletics: Bold Predictions for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
The Runner’s World editors make a guess about what they think will go down in Eugene this weekend

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan to compete in US Olympic trial despite four-year doping ban

)AZ Central) Athletics: Arizona track athletes look to match marathoners' success at U.S. Olympic Trials

(The Guardian NG) Athletics: Okagbare targets 100m medal in Tokyo after tying second-fastest time in history

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2021 Men’s Semifinalists

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(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Houlihan can compete at U.S. trials despite ban - USTAF

(Toni Reavis) Drugs in Sport: Who Knows What To Believe?
When news broke announcing the Shelby Houlihan drug suspension, the first thing that came to mind was, "no way Coaches Schumacher and Flanagan are involved."
3WireSports) In the matter of Shelby Houlihan: white privilege confronts reality

(Oregon Live) Athletics:U.S. Olympic trials for track and field return to Hayward Field, but this meet will be different

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan ban: Have other athletes successfully used the meat defense to plead their case?
(USA Today) Opinion: Could Shelby Houlihan's tainted burrito claim expose loopholes in doping tests?

( Training: Signs and Symptoms of Overtraining - and How to Avoid It

(The Star) Athletics: Ekiru targets Kipchoge's record at Chicago, London after Milano success
* f he runs under two hours, Ekiru will become the second man to ever run a marathon under two hours after marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge
* The Milano Marathon winner said he had wanted to represent Kenya in the marathon team for the Tokyo Olympics
* Ekiru is hoping to compete at the London and Chicago marathons

(Runner's World) Athletics: Ahead of the Track Trials, Marielle Hall Focuses on the Moment She’s In
The 2016 Olympian is ready to go for a second shot

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Semenya's former coach tells her to "forget about" trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in 5,000 metres

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Mason Ferlic - The Pieces Are There
Carrie chats with Mason Ferlic, a Minnesota native, state champ, NCAA champ, and Olympic hopeful in the steeplechase! They chat about his family being present at the Trials (and how nervous they’ll be), the advice given to him by his legendary coach Ron Warhurst, what it’s like to train with some of the best athletes in the world, how he balances professional running with his other professional interests, and so much more!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kasait, Obiri book Tokyo Olympics slots in 5000m

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Olympic trials: Rotich banking on experience in 800m event
* However, that won’t be easy with no clear favourite in the two-lap race that starts with the semi-finals on Thursday at 12.50 and 1pm respectively before the final on Saturday
* A stunned Rotich ran 1:44.45 to finish second behind Kinyamal, who returned the third fastest time in the season of 1:43.91
* Also to watch are Collins Kipruto, who won the Marseille meet in 1:43.95, a time that is ranked fourth this season and Cornelius Tuwei, who won in 1:44.42 at Paavo Nurmi in Finland

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Olympic 1500m champ Faith Kipyegon targeting Tokyo 2020 gold after Kenyan trials win
The 27-year-old clocks 4:02.10 at Kasarani Stadium near Nairobi to confirm her Tokyo 2020 berth; Rio 2016 silver medallist Hellen Obiri also books Olympics ticket in 5000m

(The Guardian) Athletics: Running Against the Wind review – brothers fight for their future in Ethiopian sports drama
Story of two young men from rural Ethiopia dreaming of new lives is engaging at times - and boasts a cameo by Haile Gebrselassie

(Gulf News) Women in Sport: Tokyo 2020: Dutee Chand runs unfazed despite scrutiny on personal life
Now brand ambassador of a jewellery line, sprinter is focused on Tokyo qualifying mark

(Runner's World) Athletics: Which Runners Will Make the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track Team?
The nation’s top runners are set to race for a coveted spot on the Olympic team. Who has the best chance in each event? The Runner’s World editors make their picks

(Diamond League) Athletics: First champions confirmed for 2021 edition
A few days before the national championships, the final Olympic qualification rounds, find out the first list of confirmed athletes for the Meeting Herculis EBS 2021

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2021 Women’s Semifinalists

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(Fox News) Drugs in Sport: US runner Shelby Houlihan vows to fight 4-year ban: 'Can't believe I'm going through this as a clean athlete'
2016 Olympian says banned substance she tested positive for was in a burrito she ate prior to drug test

(IOL) Athletics: Caster Semenya to continue her 5000m Olympic quest in Germany on Saturday

(The Conversation) Women in Sport: The debate over transgender athletes’ rights is testing the current limits of science and the law
The petition presented to the Australian parliament last week calling for trans women to be excluded from women’s sport is simply the latest round in a difficult and volatile global debate

(Spikes) Athletics: Hunger By Robyn Stevens
It was August 2003 when I picked up the phone and called my high school club coach, Claudia, whom I met in 1997 at a cross-country race in Dixon, my eighth grade year

(Fife Today) Athletics: Laura Muir starts to hit top speed ahead of Olympics
Milnathort’s Laura Muir is hitting her stride at just the right time ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo

(NBC) Triathlon: U.S. Olympic triathlon team finalized with a world champion and a cancer survivor

(Court of Abitration for Sport) Shelby Houlihan found guilty of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation
(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: How to Design the Ultimate Interval Workout
New research sifts through the evidence to figure what types of intervals make you fastest

(BK Mag) Athletics: New York will get another marathon, entirely in Brooklyn
After years of trying to make it a reality, NYCRuns announced the inaugural Brooklyn marathon is finally slated to be held in April 2022

(Outside Online) Athletics: Marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk Is Setting the Pace
Tuliamuk had secured her spot in the Tokyo Olympics—then 2020 happened. Fortunately, she’s always run for more than just the medals

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: American athletics exceptionalism must stop excusing doping

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: The Brutal Uncertainty of the Shelby Houlihan Verdict
The multiple American record holder is a huge fan favorite—does that give us a biased view of her case?

(NY Times) Athletics: A Vermont Runner Takes Her Show on the Road
Elle Purrier St. Pierre is a local celebrity. But her talent is taking her all over the world. Next stop, Tokyo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic trials: Who will reign supreme in women's 5000m?
* Chebet, who is fresh from stunning Obiri and Chelimo to victory in the 3,000m in Doha on May 28, has the fastest time in the field this season with victory at Montreuil International Meeting in 14:52.06 in France on June 1.
* That performance won’t count now. It’s a strong field and I expect one of the toughest races ever. Adrenaline and pressure will definitely be high,” said Chebet

(Peninsula Clarion) Athletics: Ostrander pushes ahead with Olympic trials
The three-time NCAA Division champion opened up about her eating disorder treatment

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Foreign-based athletes ready for Olympic trials
* Rosemary Wanjiru, who finished fourth during the World Championships will headline the 10,000m women's race as she looks to outwit the home athletes.
* US-based Edward Cheserek joins the long list of 10,000m athletes, while Emmanuel Korir will be competing in the 400m race after jetting back from US three weeks ago

(CBC) Athletics: Player's Own Voice podcast: Andre De Grasse, faster and wiser than ever
Star sprinter discusses how daughter, injuries taught him patience ahead of Tokyo

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: What is nandrolone? Steroid in Shelby Houlihan case has long history in sports
When American middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan learned late last year that she had tested positive for an anabolic steroid called nandrolone, she said she had to run a Google search on the substance to learn what it was

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Awards

(The Roar) Athletics: Rating Australia’s top ten all-time Olympic Games running performers

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(Track and Filed News) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan Banned 4 Years For Nandrolone Positive, Proclaims Innocence

(WA) athletics: Hassan turns attention to the mile in Gateshead

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan: American middle distance runner blames burrito for positive test
American middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned from athletics for four years after testing positive for a prohibited substance - which she blamed on a burrito

(The Guardian) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: athletes could be deported if they break strict Covid rules
Guidance insists on no talking at dinner and daily tests - GB athletes could face six-day Delta variant quarantine

(RRW) Athletics:Ailing Huddle Decides To Scratch From the Olympic Trials
New National 10,000m Champion To Be Crowned

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Will Host 2021 USATF 10 Mile Championships Presented by Toyota
September 12th championship races for men and women will attract top U.S. stars with a $26,000 prize purse as mass participation, post-pandemic road racing returns to the Nation’s Capital

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kandie, Karoki out of Tokyo Olympics trials
* After his recovery, Kandie hopes to run a few races before turning his focus on next year’s World Cross Country Championships due February 19 in Bathurst, Australia and the World Athletics Championships programmed from July 15 to 24 in Eugene, Oregon, United States
* There will also be the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games running from July 28 to August 8 in the British city

(NBC) Athletics: Evan Jager, Olympic steeplechase medalist, more U.S. distance stars out of Olympic Trials

(Reuters) Athletics: World champion Brazier on hunt for 'redemption' at U.S. Olympic trials
The 24-year-old finished a dismal 19th in the men's 800 metres at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, missing out on the Rio Games, but then destroyed a stacked field in Doha at the World Athletics Championships three years later

(Star Gazette) Athletics: Elmira native Molly Huddle withdraws from U.S. Olympic Team Trials

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 165 with Mark Coogan
"It’s not just one workout that’s going to make you have a good race. That’s pretty simple. I’ve more come to the conclusion that I’d rather do 20 B+ workouts over 10 weeks instead of having four A+ workouts and then just go into a race. I think if I can get the consistency of this B+ type workout—when I do those, I feel like we’re not stressing the body so hard that we’re going to get injured—I feel like we’re improving, getting physically better as a runner, but we’re not getting as many little injuries or dinged up, or just soreness. And I feel like when we do that and then go to a race and try to do an A+ [effort] in the race, it just seems to be working a lot better for me. So I just think being really consistent over a long period of time, you know, you don’t have to have any of these super duper workouts to prove who you are."

(Sport Techie) Athletics: WaveLight’s Technology Keeps Setting a New Pace in Track & Field

(RRW) Athletics: Proclaiming Her Innocence, Shelby Houlihan Facing Four-Year Ban
Just four days before the USA Olympic Track & Field Trials are scheduled to open in Eugene, Ore., American 1500m and 5000m record holder Shelby Houlihan told reporters via video conference that she had been handed a four-year ban for a prohibited anabolic steroid, nandrolone, which had been detected in her urine sample on December 15, 2020
(Sports Illustrated) U.S. Record Holder Shelby Houlihan Banned Four Years After Positive Test For Banned Substance, Blames Meat in Burrito

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah given lifeline for Tokyo Olympics after special race added
Hastily arranged 10,000m set for Manchester on 25 June - Farah missed qualifying time at UK trials last week

(Daily Emerald) Athletics: The Olympic Trials wait is over
With the delayed Trials set to start in 2021, Hayward Field will finally open its doors to thousands of fans and the sport’s best athletes for a chance to compete on the world’s biggest stage

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field All-America

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Change in Olympic trials program as Tanzanian athletes enter fray
* Kirwa said he isn't worried about Kenya's rivals especially from Ethiopia, breaking World records and setting some of the fastest times in the world.
* Kirwa also called on Kenyan athletes not to worry but stay focused

(The Independent) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee: Olympics will feel ‘very different’ without Alistair next to me
Jonny Brownlee and Alex Yee will make up the British men’s team in Tokyo

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Championships Saturday Women’s Report 2
Her Texas A&M team came up just short in the team race, but Aggie phenom Athing Mu dominated the final day individually, finishing the meet with a 48.84 anchor on the CR-setting 4×4 after an earlier CR win in the open 400

(Kyooodo News) Olympics: British medical journal calls for global conversation about Olympics

(BBC) Triathlon: Tokyo 2020: Alex Yee selected for Olympic triathlon, Alistair Brownlee misses out
Alex Yee has been selected to represent Britain at this summer's Olympic triathlon - meaning Alistair Brownlee will not defend his title in Tokyo

(WSJ*) Athletics: Nike Super Spikes Are So Fast That Rivals Are Wearing Them
Its track shoes are helping set records, spawning similar models and prompting other brands to let their own runners wear the swoosh in the U.S. Olympic trials or risk lagging behind
(AW) Super shoes in the spotlight
With more fuel being added to the footwear fire, AW’s running shoe guru explains why the debate may not be quite as straightforward as it seems

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Uganda, S. Sudan athletes to grace Kenyan Olympic trials
* The first two athletes to cross the finish line will automatically qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The third person to qualify from each event will be picked through merit by the panel of selectors led by head coach Julius Kirwa.
* Close to 300 athletes have been invited for the trials ahead of the Olympics due July 23 to August 9

(Stuff NZ) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: Race to the wire as Nick Willis looks to seal his 1500m Games spot

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah: Olympic 10,000m champion will attempt to qualify for Tokyo at British Championships
Two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Mo Farah will attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Games at the British Athletics Championships on 25 June in Manchester
(BA) Mo Farah To Attack Olympic 10,000M Qualifying Time At Müller British Champs
* Multiple global gold medallist will make last-gasp shot at Tokyo time
* Distance star is the reigning Olympic champion at the distance
* Farah’s race will be part of three days of exciting Olympic trials action

(Track and Dield News) Olympics: U.S. Olympic Trials TV, live stream schedule on NBC Sports, Peacock

(EA) Athletics: Kambundji impresses on home soil in Geneva
Mujinga Kambundji provided two of the highlights on home soil at the AtleticaGeneve meeting on Saturday (12), a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Meet Recap - 2021 NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships - Final Site

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(The Age) Athletics: As Tokyo looms, does the shoe still fit athletics?
At an athletics track in the Netherlands, an Ethiopian-born woman running for Holland in the 10,000 metres shattered a freakishly fast world record another Ethiopian women had set just two days before

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Championships Saturday Women’s Report 1
Just like last time the meet was in Eugene, USC coach Caryl Smith Gilbert got to grab the team trophy.

(ITU) Triathlon: Denmark’s Pedersen earns first World Triathlon Cup gold in Huatulco
A debut World Triathlon Cup win for Alberte Kjær Pedersen lit up the Mexican coastline on Saturday evening as the Dane delivered a sizzling 5km run to take the tape in Huatulco
Mislawchuk magnificent once more in Huatulco heat
Tyler Mislawchuk arrived in Mexico looking like a man on a mission and left with it fully accomplished, a second successive World Triathlon Cup Huatulco gold to his name and a perfect stepping stone towards Tokyo 2020

(Outside Online) Athletics: How One Race Series Thrived During the Pandemic
Will Trials of Miles’ scrappy approach work after COVID?

(CBC) Athletics: 'Listen, respect and understand': Donovan Bailey on how Canada's conversation about racism has evolved
Bailey's Olympic gold wins in 1996 were almost overshadowed by comments he made on racism at the time

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nairobi MCAs approve motion to rename Aerodrome Road after Wakiihuri
* Through a motion by Woodley MCA Mwangi Njihia, the assembly called upon City Hall and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to rename Aerodrome Road as a tribute to Wakiihuri's contributions to the world of athletics and the society at large
* Mr Njihia pointed out that Wakiihuri is regarded as one of the pioneers of marathon championship in Kenya after winning Kenya's first gold medal at 1987 World Championships in Rome
* The athletics icon has been involved in developing and emerging talents in Nairobi’s informal settlements through his club, Kibera Running Club

(Yahoo) Athletics: After remarkable recovery, Bromell keeps the faith at U.S. Olympic trials

(NYRR) Athletics: Sara Hall and Susannah Scaroni Defend Their Titles at Mastercard New York Mini 10K
Hall runs fastest time by an American in event history, as Scaroni wins third consecutive event title

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Meet Record: Oregon’s Cooper Teare Goes 13:12.27 In 5000 Meters
(Track and Fiekd News) NCAA Championships Friday Men’s Report 2
NCAA Championships Friday Men’s Report 1

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kibet, Jemutai light up North Rift U-20 pre-trials
* During the North Rift event, Noah Kibet from Trans Nzoia managed to shake off a strong field to win the 800m race in one minute, 45.1 seconds ahead of Justin Kiprotich (Elgeyo Marakwet) who clocked 1:46.7
* In the women's 800m race, Judy Jeruto (Elgeyo Marakwet) won in 2:11.0 ahead of Brenda Jebet (Elgeyo Marakwet) who timed 2:12.8 while Elizabeth Adievi (Turkana) was third in 2:17.9
* Athletics Kenya President Jack Tuwei said the federation will select a team that will do Kenya proud, this being the first time the country is hosting this championship
Wamutu shines in Eastern Region World U20 pre-trials
* Wamutu warmed up with initial throws of 56.01m, 45.6m, 54.30 and 53.40 before hauling the winner in his final execution

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: No longer the skinny kid from Rio, De Grasse wants gold and some more Canadian records

(RRW) Athletics: Hall Repeats As Mini 10-K Champion With Record Run
After finishing an ultra-high altitude training camp in Crested Butte, Colo., Sara Hall roared to victory here today in Central Park, clocking the fastest-ever Mastercard New York Mini 10-K by an American woman: 31:33

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Britain pulls out of World Athletics U20 Championships in Kenya over COVID-19 fears

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya’s golden girl mulls Tokyo double
* Reigning Olympics champion breaks national record
* In-form Chepng’etich considers running 800m and 1,500m at Olympic Games

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: AK hold anti-doping seminar in Eldoret
* Athletes who will take part in Tokyo Olympic Games must undergo three mandatory doping tests as part of the requirements for the global event due July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan
* AIU's Kumar Aditya said that Kenya has always been known for its prowess in athletics and there is need for athletes to comply with the whereabouts rules and practice clean sports
* Mwai said that since Covid-19 struck, it has been a challenge to meet with athletes face-to-face but they have set up a website where athletes can visit and educate themselves through e-learning

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: The heptathlon World champion giving back to her community
From her local athletics club to the Olympic stage, Katarina Thompson-Johnson wants to give back to the Liverpool people that 'passionately' supported her growing up

(RRW) Athletics: Elite Road Running Returns To New York Saturday at Mini 10-K
Elite road running returns to New York City after a 19-month hiatus on Saturday with the 49th running of the Mastercard New York Mini 10-K in Central Park, the world's oldest and most prestigious road race for women, founded in 1972

Mastercard New York Mini 10K - New York, NY

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(Lindsey Hein) Triathlon: Episode 319: Sika Henry; Hard work and self belief – first African American female triathlete to get pro card
Sika Henry recently became the first African American female triathlete to get her pro card. She competed in the 2019 Ironman World Championships in Kona and she focuses on the 70.3 distance of triathlon. She has been blogging about her triathlon journey since 2013 so you can go back and read from the time she started the sport until she realized she could possibly get that pro card

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics Update: How will CBC frame the Summer Games?

(BA) Athletics: Sifan Hassan To Race At The Müller British Grand Prix In Gateshead
* Double world champion runs over one mile on Tuesday 13th July
* Dutch middle-distance athlete holds world record for the distance
* Gateshead stages its second Wanda Diamond League event of 2021

(KSHB) Athletics:UMKC alum Courtney Frerichs feeling confident for Olympic trials

(People) Athletics: First-Time Olympic Marathoner Molly Seidel Is Optimistic About Tokyo Games, 'Embracing the Chaos'
Molly Seidel says she's "mentally prepared" for the possibility that the Olympic Games are canceled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

(Runner's World) Athletics: Can These Veterans Make Another Olympic Team?
Count on at least one of those stars to earn a third (or fourth!) Olympic spot

Athletics: Keenan Releases Historical Account Of Rise To Prominence For Grandma’S Marathon
Details People, Events Involved in Growing Race to One of Country’s Biggest Marathon

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: What It Takes to Run a Fast Mile
The mile isn’t just another race distance. It’s almost its own sport

(AW) Athletics: Sifan Hassan tackles the mile at Müller British Grand Prix
Dutch endurance running phenomenon races over the classic distance at Wanda Diamond League event in Gateshead on July 13

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Moh Ahmed finishes 3rd in 5k race at Diamond League stop in Florence
0-year-old finished with season-best time of 12:50.12; Toronto's Knight places 5th

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Laura Muir boosted by her second quickest 1500m ever in run-up to Tokyo Olympics but the Brit finishes behind rivals Sifan Hassan and Faith Kipyegon in Diamond League showdown
* Muir was third behind the winner Hassan and Olympic champion Kipyegon
* The Brit ran the second quickest 1500m of her life at the meet in Florence
* Asher-Smith extended her unbeaten run in 2021 by winning the 200m

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen sets new men's 5000m European record at Florence Diamond League meet
Norwegian sprints away on last lap as Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei falls back to finish sixth; Sifan Hassan and Dina Asher-Smith among other winners

(Global Voices) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: A symbol of the divide in Japanese society
An analysis of 2.5 million Japanese-language tweets about Tokyo Olympics

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Brisbane set to be awarded 2032 Olympics next month

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Collegiate Record: Camryn Rogers Sets All-Time Hammer Best

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(BBC) Athletics: Josh Kerr eyes Olympic medal after beating Sebastian Coe's 37-year US all-comers 1500m record
Josh Kerr has his eye on an Olympic medal after beating the best-ever 1500m time run on United States soil set by Sebastian Coe 37 years ago

Athletics: Cancellation of the 2021 Quebec City Marathon
Registered entrants will have the option to transfer their registration to the Lévis Half-Marathon, scheduled for the weekend of August 28-29.

(The Independent) Olympics: Steph Twell reassured about the safety of Team GB athletes in Tokyo
The 31-year-old is preparing for the marathon at the Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Titus Ekiru keen to conquer big city marathons
* Ekiru, who posted a world leading time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds, was Thursday awarded the LG/Sports Journalist Association of Kenya Sports Personality for the Month of May
* Ekiru improved the course record he set in 2019 of 2:04:46 by one minute and 49 seconds, becoming the fifth fastest marathoner of all time alongside compatriot Denis Kimetto
* LG Corporate Communications manager Maureen Kemunto while congratulating Ekiru, noted that the company is proud to be a part of an initiative which rewards excellence

(EA) Athletics: Neita and Reekie smash meeting records in Marseille

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'The night I broke the world record was pure comedy... I fell asleep waiting for the race to start!': Seb Coe reveals the inside story on his unforgettable 800m Florence run... 40 years on
* Florence is this week hosting the third Diamond League meeting of the season
* Conveniently doubles as 40th anniversary of Coe's second 800m world record
* Coe set a world record of 1:41.73 in 1981 - a time which lasted for 16 years

(RunningUSA) Athletics: International Marathon Center Will Call Hopkinton Home

(CascadeRunOff) Athletics: The Race That Changed Everything

(The Guardian) Athletics:Anita Neil: Britain’s first Black female Olympian – who was forced to quit in her prime
She broke world records and competed in two Olympics before being forced into retirement at 23 and forgotten. Now her achievements are finally being recognised

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Allie Wilson - Setbacks Can Propel You Forward
Carrie chats with Allie Wilson, the newest member of the sub-2:00 800M club! They chat about her journey into running, her moment where everything “clicked,” racing tactics, being coached by Andrew and Amy Yoder Begley, and so much more!

(NBC) Athletics: Olympic hopeful Gabby Thomas: the world’s fastest epidemiologist?
American sprinter Gabby Thomas will compete at U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials later this month (June 18-27), where she is expected to be a top contender in the women’s 200m
Ahead of U.S. Olympic Trials, Thomas sat down with Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad -host of the NBCLX podcast "My New Favorite Olympian" - to discuss how she ended up studying pandemics… in the middle of a pandemic

(Newshub NZ) Women in Sport: Kiwi marathon great Allison Roe concerned about future of women's sport as transgender debate grows
Former Olympians challenge Sport NZ draft guidelines on transgender athletes, want more consultation

(CBC) Athletics: Justyn Knight aims for competitive run against elite field in potential Olympic preview
oronto native more confident, strong entering Golden Gala than 2019 world final

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith says Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's 10.63 100m 'amazing' for athletics
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's 10.63-second 100m run on Saturday was "amazing" for athletics, says British rival Dina Asher-Smith

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK releases criteria for Tokyo Olympics selection
* Whether Chepng’etich will double up in 800m and 1,500m in Tokyo remain unclear
* The other qualifier Beatrice Chepkoech specialises in steeplechase where she is the world 3,000m steeplechase champion and record holder

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA Mourns Passing Of Hall Of Famer John McDonnell

Diamond League Rome - Italy
CBC Coverage

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(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020: Olympics athletes to be monitored by GPS
Athletes at this summer's Olympics will be subject to GPS monitoring, says Tokyo 2020 organising committee chief Toshiro Muto

(Reuters) Athletics: Canada's Andre De Grasse eyes golden opportunity at Tokyo Games

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Olympic high jump champion Derek Drouin gunning for Tokyo berth after several injury-plagued years

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng’etich, Hassan clash in Florence Diamond League
* Kipyegon was victorious over the distance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is current world silver medallist and is also in form this season, having clocked a best of 1:58.26 in the 800m at the Doha Diamond League meet.
* Also in the field in the third Diamond League of the season, just six weeks out from the Tokyo Games, will be the British pair of Laura Muir, the European champion, and Eilish McColghan
Diamond League) Florence: How To Follow The Meeting

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champion Kipruto eyes perfect debut in Diamond League
* Faith is in form this season, having clocked a best of 1:58.26 in the 800m at the Doha Diamond League meet last month
* Robert Kiprop will be the sole Kenyan in the 5,000m race, which has favourite Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, Ethiopia’s Edris Muktar, siblings Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Henrik Ingebrigtsen from Norway among others

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Japan reportedly leaning toward allowing local spectators at Olympic Games despite COVID-19 concerns

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: The Best Type of Exercise? A Blood Test Holds Clues
Researchers are studying the proteins in blood to learn why some of us respond to certain forms of exercise better than others

(The Herald SA) Athletics: Cancellation of African Champs shatters hopes of athletes

(The Sportsman) Athletics: Technology Could See More World Records Fall As Letesenbet Gidey Breaks 10,000m

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Time running out for Caster Semenya as African Championships are cancelled

(Track and Field News) Athletics: T&FN Guide To The 2021 NCAA Championships

(Harry Jerome) Athletics: Lindsey Butterworth -"Can You Give Me A Second..."?

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah: Olympic star still hopes to make Tokyo Games
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah's hopes of representing Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympics are in serious doubt - after he fell well short of the qualifying mark in a race at the weekend

(Toyota) Olympics: Toyota's Good Luck Boulevard
Cheer on your favorite Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls as they compete for a spot on Team USA!

(NBC) Olympics: NBC Universal To Present Unprecedented 7,000 Hours Of Programming For Tokyo Olympics This Summer

(Reuters) Olympics: USATF says vaccines not mandatory for Tokyo-bound athletes

(NBC) Athletics: Letesenbet Gidey breaks 2-day-old world record in 10,000m
(BBC) Letesenbet Gidey: Ethiopian breaks two-day-old women's 10,000m world record
Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey broke the women's 10,000m world record by more than five seconds - just two days after it had previously been smashed
(The Guardian) Letesenbet Gidey breaks two-day-old 10,000m world record in super spikes
Ethiopian eclipses Sifan Hassan on same Hengelo track - Gidey now holds 5,000m and 10,000m world records

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2021 Men’s Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Watch List

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athlete with nine lives conquers challenges to become millionaire
* Kipchirchir told Nation Sport that he was confident that he would win the race because of his intense training.
* He started serious training in July last year after renting a house in Chirchir shopping centre where many athletes live in Kaptagat, Elgeyo Marakwet County

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Eilish McColgan targets mother Liz's 'last PB' in Tokyo
Eilish McColgan hopes to surpass her mother's Scottish record over 10,000m after reaching a third Olympics

(Tri247) Triathlon: A new ‘home’ for the World Triathlon Leeds?
Did COVID provide a blueprint for the future of WTS Leeds?

(NWA) Athletics: Legendary Arkansas Track Coach John McDonnell dies at 82
His teams dominated collegiate track and field for 30 years

(WA) Athletics: Tulu and Meyer: the victory lap that united Africa

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Honour athletics legend Kiprugut while alive, kin pleads
* The late Peter Snell from New Zealand won gold in Olympic record time of 1:45.1, Canadian William Crothers got silver in 1:45.6 andKiprugut beat Jamaican George Kerr, who tried to elbow him for bronze in a photo-finish time of 1:45.9.
* "I was carried shoulder high from the plane by the Asian-dominated national hockey team that finished sixth overall," said Kiprugut, who also won 880 yards bronze at the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Games. “God was with me.”

(VMLM) Athletics: TCS becomes new title partner of the London Marathon
London Marathon Events announced today that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will be the new title partner of the London Marathon

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Julie-Anne Staehli on consistency, mindset and the pursuit of a goal
The 27-year-old has had the season of her life, qualifying for the Olympics and going sub-15 in the 5,000m for the first time

(CTV) Athletics: 3 female athletes from B.C. earn spots on Canada’s marathon team for Tokyo Olympics

(ESPN) Women in Sport: U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona backs transgender athletes' rights
(CBS) The bans on transgender athletes - 6 facts

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 164 with Lauren Hurley
"When I was doing triathlon I would get a workout and I’m like, ‘Oh, I can’t do that. That’s too hard. No way.’ Now Tom tells me this workout and I’m like, ‘You’re crazy, but let’s go for it. Let’s try it.’ Because I don’t care. I don’t care if I fail. So I think that’s a huge thing for people. It’s like as soon as you step away from that fear of failing you open yourself up to so many things—and for so long that just held me back. Because really, and it’s so cliche, but anything is possible. And it’s been a big lesson I’ve learned throughout this short little running journey I’ve done and I’m gonna carry that through the trials. Do I think I’m gonna make the Olympics? No. But do I think I can run the Olympic standard? Yeah, I do. And I’m not gonna tell myself I can’t, you know? So that’s gonna be cool and exciting and I’m gonna carry that to Eugene."

(The Guardian) Athletics: Running Against the Wind review – lure of athletics proves strong in Ethiopian drama
Story of two young men from rural Ethiopia dreaming of new lives is engaging at times – and boasts a cameo by Haile Gebrselassie

(The Independent) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee admits Olympic hopes are over after disqualification in Leeds
The 33-year-old looks certain to miss out on the Tokyo Games after being penalised for ‘ducking’ Chase McQueen during the swimming leg

(Runner's World) Athletics: The 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, by the Numbers
From the youngest athlete to the largest event, some stats to geek out over ahead of the long-awaited track meet

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: RUSADA receives plan from WADA to reinstate status revoked after CAS decision
On December 17, CAS partially backed the WADA lawsuit against RUSADA, stripping its compliance status off

(Sowetan Live) Drugs in Sport: ASA boss pledges to help Manyonga
Athletics body says it will help long jumper overcome his drug problem

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2021 Women’s Pre-NCAA Outdoor Championships Watch List

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Athletics: American Record Holder, Former US Olympian Alan Webb to Run Grandma's Marathon
Will Be First-Ever Competitive Marathon for 2004 Olympian

(Runenr's World) Athletics: Athletes, Events, and Teams to Watch at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
The country’s top collegiate athletes are ready to go head-to-head

(France24) Athletics: Aussie Olympic marathoners prove age doesn't matter

(AW) Athletics: Marc Scott beats Mo Farah in symbolic race within a race
Yorkshireman ushers in new era in British distance running as he out-sprints multiple Olympic champion at the University of Birmingham

(Dyestat) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin Runs World-Leading 52.83 in Return to 400-Meter Hurdles at Music City Track Carniva
McLaughlin matches Demus with fifth career sub-53 effort, Newbury Park sweeps boys and girls high school miles, with team having four male athletes under 4:10 in same race; Nageotte and Kendricks prevail in pole vault, Walsh and Thomas-Dodd secure shot put wins, Aragon and Murphy take 1500s

(Boston Globe) Athletics: It’s not the Olympics Molly Seidel expected, but the marathoner is grateful she’ll be in Tokyo at all

(Saint Albans Messenger) Athletics: 3 things to know about Elle Purrier’s sponsorship announcement with Cabot Cheese

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Marathon runner Sinead Diver will become Australia's oldest-ever Olympian at aged 44
For proof that Olympic dreams can be realised later in life, one need only look at the Australian marathon team for this summer's Tokyo Games

(Diamond League) Athletics: Florence: Five Things To Look Out For
From world-record breakers to local heroes, there is plenty to look forward to at the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Florence on Thursday

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Not So Long Ago Sifan Hassan Wasn’t Sure She Liked The 10K
After her 31:18.12 10,000 debut at the 2019 Payton Jordan Invitational just 25 months ago, Sunday’s World Record-setter Sifan Hassan rued having :"a lot of time to get nervous and scared" while racing 25 laps
(WA) Patience pays off for Hassan
(Runner's World) Sifan Hassan Breaks the World Record in the 10,000 Meters
The Dutch runner has established herself as a clear favorite to medal at the Olympics

(Daily Mail) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee's Tokyo bid dashed after the two time Olympic champion is disqualified for pushing rival under the water during swimming leg of triathlon in his home city of Leeds as Britain's Alex Yee takes victory
* Alistair Brownlee was seen pushing Chase McQueen under the water
* The two-time Olympic champion was disqualified from the race as a result
* The World Triathlon Series event in Leeds was won by Britain's Alex Yee

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah brushes off bad run and says he can defend Olympic 10,000m title
Briton ran 22 seconds outside qualifying time for Tokyo -Farah blames ‘niggle’ in left ankle for poor performance

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(Daily Maverick) Athletics: Athletes in the competitive collegiate system: Born in SA, made in the USA

(ITU) Triathlon: Alex Yee shows Olympic credentials with golden WTCS Leeds display

(The Guardian) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee disqualified for ‘ducking’ and faces Olympic omission
The 2012 and 2016 triathlon gold ‘pushed’ rival underwater - Winner Alex Yee set for second spot with Jonny Brownlee

(BBC) Athletics: FBK Games: Dina Asher-Smith wins 100m to book place at Tokyo Olympics
Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith booked her place at the Tokyo Olympics as she won the women's 100m at the FBK Games in Hengelo, the Netherlands

(LA Times) Olympics: Will this be the last time Americans dominate the Olympics?

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Series: Maya Kingma beats GB's Jess Learmonth in Leeds
Maya Kingma of the Netherlands edged out Britain's Jess Learmonth to win the women's race at the World Triathlon Series event in Leeds
(ITU) Magnificent Maya Kingma wins first Series gold in Leeds

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: RusAF anti-doping coordinator placed under house arrest in embezzlement case

(NY Times) Athletics: An Unexpected Path to the Olympic Track and Field Trials
The past 16 months robbed many runners of opportunities to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. Two former collegiate runners decided to fill the gaps by creating a series of meets

(CBC) Athletics: Sifan Hassan breaks women's 10,000-metre world record
Dutch athlete runs 29 minutes, 6.82 seconds in a Continental Tour meet
(BBC) Sifan Hassan: Dutch athlete breaks 10,000m world record by more than 10 seconds
Dutch runner Sifan Hassan broke the women's 10,000m world record by more than 10 seconds on Sunday

(National Post Women in Sport: Barbara Kay: Transgender weightlifter may expose the unfairness of trans athletes in Tokyo
If Hubbard wins, observers will see that an aging natal-male athlete who could never hope to be on an Olympic men’s podium can win a medal in the women’s division

(EA) Athletics: Late drama seals European 10,000m Cup win for McColgan
A thrilling late charge by European 5000m silver medallist Eilish McColgan propelled the British athlete to snatch a stunning victory at the European 10,000m Cup in Birmingham on Saturday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchumba, Kipchirchir win Eldoret Marathon
* Kipchirchir, who trains in Kaptagat, broke from the leading pack after 21km mark and went all the way to the finish line
* In the women's race, Kipchumba maintained her pace alongside her training mate Judith Korir before surging forward in the last kilometre
* Race director Moses Tanui was happy that the race was electronically timed for the first time this year which is a major boost as they seek to be elevated to either bronze, silver or gold label

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: How to Harness the Pain-Blocking Effects of Exercise
Exercise causes pain, but it also dulls it. Researchers are still trying to understand how that works

(Mirror) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah faces Tokyo Olympics heartbreak after disappointing 10,000m return
The Great Britain Olympics legend now needs something of a minor miracle to qualify for the Tokyo Games after his first 10,000 metres defeat in a decade
(The Telegraph) Mo Farah suffers major blow in bid to make Tokyo Olympics as he misses 10,000m qualifying time
Four-time Olympic champion fails to clock the qualification time for Tokyo Games at the European 10,000m Cup race
(The Guardian) Mo Farah’s Tokyo Olympic hopes hang by thread after shock 10,000m defeat
Briton finishes eighth at European Cup on return to track - Olympic champion ran first race over distance since 2017
(BBC) Mo Farah's Olympic hopes in balance as he misses Tokyo 2020 10,000m qualification
Two-time defending champion Mo Farah's hopes of representing Great Britain in the Olympic 10,000m seem to be over after he fell short of the qualifying mark in the European 10,000m Cup

(CBC) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sets fastest women's 100-metre sprint in 33 years
eigning world champ 'ecstatic' to reach goal of 10.63 seconds in native Jamaica

World Athletics Continental Tour Gold - FBK Games Hengelo Livesteram

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(Yahoo) Olympics: As Opposition Mounts to the Tokyo Olympics, Here's What It's Like for Some of the First Athletes to Arrive

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cherotich, Kipng’etich destroy steeplechase fields in Kericho pre-trials
* Benson Kiplang’at from Nakuru and Bomet’s Ezra Kiplang’at won the men’s 5,000m first and second heats respectively with the best times as Mercy Chepkemoi from Nakuru reigned supreme in women’s 5,000m.
* Nakuru’s Bernard Yegon and Isca Chelangat from Kipkelion won men and women’s 3,000m races respectively

(The Star) Athletics: Chemutai eyes podium finish at World U-20 after Finland heartbreak
* Chemutai will battle other runners during next weekend's Under-20 pre-trials for the North Rift region at Tambach Teachers Training College in Elgeyo Marakwet county
* She missed out on a medal at the 2018 World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland

(BBC) Athletics: Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce becomes second-fastest woman of all time
Jamaica's two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has become the second-fastest woman in history after running 10.63 seconds in Kingston

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Sofia Marathon winner Sbaai gets four-year doping ban

(ITU) Triathlon: Update On Events: WTCS Hamburg, Edmonton AG World Championships And Almere

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘I didn’t just want to nibble at records’: 40 years on from Coe’s stunning 1981
Sebastian Coe recalls his extraordinary career, world records, a ‘run for cash’ controversy and his rivalry with Steve Ovett

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith can blow away the field, Laura Muir must focus only on the 1500m and Sir Mo Farah's last dance aged 38 could be glorious! Team GB legend Colin Jackson on the British athletes with medal potential at the Tokyo Olympics
* Great Britain's track and field athletes are gearing up for the Olympics in Tokyo
* Ex-hurdler Colin Jackson believes we have medal hopefuls in several events
* Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith will be favourite to win gold in the 200 metres
* Laura Muir is a strong contender in the 1500m but could also run the 800m
* Katarina Johnson-Thompson suffered the blow of an achilles injury last year
* Sir Mo Farah is returning to the track in a quest to win his fifth Olympic gold

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Duffy set to make long awaited return to World Triathlon Championship Series

(Daily Nation) Athletics: International line up for Eldoret Marathon
* Some 570 men and 161 women have registered for the 42km race that has a juicy prize money of Sh3.5 million shillings for each category of winners
* Athletes from Argentina, Austria, Poland, Russia, South Sudan, Taiwan, USA, Uganda and United Kingdom will all be looking for a feel of the home of distance running
* A running couple from Nyamira County Declerk and Doris Omari will be looking to conquer the Eldoret streets

(Castanet) Triathlon: Ironman race postponed
Penticton Ironman triathlon postponed to September

(Mirror) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah in race of his life to reach Tokyo and shoot for Olympic hat-trick
"I’m 38 years old now and I know it’s not going to be easy," says 10,000-metre champion of London and Rio
(BBC) Mo Farah: British athlete aims to secure 10,000m Tokyo Olympics spot
Mo Farah will aim to clinch a Tokyo Olympics place on Saturday when he runs in the European 10,000m Cup at the British Athletics 10,000m Championships in Birmingham
(AW) Marc Scott has “no fear” taking on Mo Farah
“I’m going to do everything I can to beat him,” says Yorkshireman ahead of Müller British 10,000m Championships and European Cup clash in Birmingham

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Dai Greene qualifying hopes 'getting slimmer' because of travel restrictions
Former 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene says his hopes of qualifying for Tokyo 2020 are "getting slimmer" by the day because travel restrictions mean he cannot get to competitions

(Track and Field News) Athletics: AR Setter Maggie Malone Found God Again
Maggie Malone will bring new status to the proceedings when she defends her OT title

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Regional Awards

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Africa Athletics Championship in doubt after hosts pull out
* The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on Covid-19 said that the country isn’t ready to host the event after careful deliberation
* This is the second country to express their inability to stage the event owing to Covid-19 challenges after Algeria that was to host the event on June 1-5
* Kenya topped the medal standings with 19 medals; 11 gold, six silver and two bronze during the 2018 African Senior Championships held at Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeri

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian record-holders Levins, Elmore headline Canada's marathon team for Tokyo
World bronze medallist Evan Dunfee leads race-walk team

(Olympic Channel) Drugs in Sport: Olympic champ McNeal appeals after being handed five-year anti-doping suspension
The Rio 2016 women's 100m hurdles champion was found guilty by an Athletics Integrity Unit disciplinary tribunal of tampering with doping control

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Regional Awards

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 318: Amy Cragg; 2x Olympian, 2017 World Championships Bronze Medalist & New Puma Running Coach
Amy Cragg is on the show today! Amy recently announced her retirement from professional running. She is now going to be a coach with Puma and coach alongside her husband Alistair Cragg. This is a new professional team training in the Raleigh area. When I talked with Erin Longin of Puma on Episode 306 we talked about how Puma is getting more involved in the distance running scene and we get to hear more about that in this conversation with Amy

(USNews) Olympics; Olympian Yamaguchi Says Japan 'Cornered' Into Holding Games
One of Japan’s best-known Olympians and an executive board member of the Japanese Olympic Committee says Tokyo has been “cornered” into holding the games during the coronavirus pandemic

(The Independent) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee faces last chance to reach Tokyo as brother Jonny leads way towards Olympic Games
The double Olympic champion must produce a standout performance on their home patch in Leeds this weekend if he is to join his younger brother in Tokyo this summer

(ESPN) Olympics: The many hurdles of this summer's Tokyo Olympics
The opening ceremonies for the Tokyo Olympics are just about 50 days away, and despite Japan's battle against a fourth wave of COVID-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 organising committee are adamant the Games will go ahead

(ITV) Triathlon: Leeds Triathlon: World event returns to city for fifth time

(WA) Athletics: The trials and tribulations of being a top Ethiopian distance runner

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Doping-Olympic champion McNeal banned for five years, CAS to hear appeal before Tokyo Games

(National Post) Triathlon: Olympic champ Simon Whitfield says athletes will have to embrace the challenge of a pandemic Games
He’s been hoping, as a spectator and for the sake of the athletes, that they will have an opportunity to go and compete. And he also confesses to a little bit of envy

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eldoret Marathon list brimming with visible quality
* Kiplagat, who has been training at Kapsait athletics training camp with world record holder Brigid Kosgei, will be looking to go one better on Sunday
* Mark Rotich, who has been preparing for the race in Iten, warned he would be going for nothing short of a podium finish
* Race director Moses Tanui told Nation Sport that despite many athletes still wanting to register for the marathon they had to adhere to the deadline and allow runners collect their bib numbers

(EA) Athletics: McColgan leads European 10,000m Cup hopefuls on the road to Tokyo
European 5000m silver medallist Eilish McColgan is one of a number of athletes hoping to cement their places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the European 10,000m Cup in Birmingham on Saturday
Focus of attention on Farah at the European 10,000m Cup
Mo Farah will contest his first track 10,000m in almost three years when he lines up at the European 10,000m Cup in Birmingham on Saturday (5) evening

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Faster and Faster
Coach Boldon expects faster times from Briana Williams

(The Telegraph) Athletics: How dodging snakes and smog turned Jake Smith into the great hope of British distance running
In April Smith clocked a marathon time beaten by only six British men in the last decade - without taking on any food and water

(Express) Olympics: Lord Coe in dire warning about UK athletics if Tokyo Games are cancelled- 'Won't survive'
Sebastian Coe warned that without financial revenue from the Olympic Games, some sports may not survive into the future

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Four Keys to Cole Hocker’s Breakout Track Season
Hocker, Oregon standout and Olympic hopeful, shares training principles and perspectives that every runner can benefit from

(Variety) Athletics: Tiffany Haddish to Play Olympic Great Florence Griffith Joyner in Upcoming Biopic

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Saint Mary (Kan.), Huntington (Ind.) Named USTFCCCA NAIA Programs of the Year

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Josette Norris - There Was A Shift
Carrie chats with Josette Norris! They chat about her start as a standout in high school, competing at Georgetown University, her jump into the world of professional running, her 28 second PR in the 5K this spring, running the 9th fastest 5K time in US history, and so much more!

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(Diamond League) Athletics: Florence unveils star-studded line-ups
World record holders Joshua Cheptegei and Sifan Hassan, Diamond League champions Dina Asher-Smith and Tom Walsh and local hero Gianmarco Tamberi are among those who will feature in the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Florence next week

Athletics:Training for 43rd Bank of America Chicago Marathon Kicks Off Next Week as Planning Continues for the Return of the Event this October
Event Organizers and the City of Chicago are Working Closely on Plans to Welcome 35,000 Participants Back to the Streets of Chicago on Sunday, October 10

(PRNewsWire) Athletics: ASICS To Uplift One Million Minds Through Sport
ASICS Invites The World To Move And See How Sport Uplifts Their Own Mind And Their Nation As A Whole

(The Guardian) Extreme Sports: China bans extreme sports in wake of Gansu ultramarathon tragedy
Authorities crack down on sports including trail running and wingsuit flying ahead of centenary celebrations

(WA) Athletics: Japan's seven wonders: World Cross Country Championships Fukuoka 2006

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: UAE Team Colombia shut operations after doping positive
Esteban Toro's result was from out-of-competition sample before he joined the team

(ITU) Triathlon: WTCS Leeds set to sizzle with men's Olympic places in the balance
The men’s 2021 World Triathlon Championship Leeds will bring even more intrigue and races-within-the-race than usual as the Olympic Qualification period enters its final stages and the last points are earned before it closes on 14 June

(Spikes) Athletics: Aim High by Neeraj Chopra
In the village where I grew up, no one did athletics. Kabaddi and wrestling were the big sports, and for a lot of my life I didn’t even know what a javelin was

(Outside Online) Athletics: Tips For Upping Your Mental Game
Whether you're prepping for a race or you're just getting back into a workout routine, it’s time to train your mind as well as your body. Obi Nwankwo is sharing the three tips that help him up his mental game and ultimately improve his running. Check out How to Mentally Pull Through a Tough Moment

(AW) Athletics: Simple things helping put Sir Mo Farah back on track
Four-time Olympic champion expecting to be pushed all the way as he aims to secure Tokyo place at British 10,000m Championships in Birmingham

(BBC) Women in Sport: Margaret Wambui: Kenyan Olympic medallist calls for third category in athletics
World Athletics should introduce a third category of events in order to allow competitors with high testosterone levels to compete in their preferred disciplines, Kenyan 800m runner Margaret Wambui has said

(Reuters) Olympics: Thousands of Tokyo Olympics volunteers quit - NHK

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Toni Minichiello, former coach of Jessica Ennis-Hill, suspended by UK Athletics
Telegraph Sport understands a disciplinary investigation was launched after number of complaints made against the BBC athletics pundit

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Okagbare thrilled after smashing 100m meet record in Slovakia

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(BBC) Athletics: Leon Reid: Ireland sprinter denies eight drugs and firearm offences at Bristol Crown Court hearing
Irish athlete and Olympic hopeful Leon Reid has denied eight charges relating to drugs and firearms offences

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill's former Olympic gold-winning coach Toni Minichiello 'suspended by UK Athletics pending a disciplinary investigation'
* Toni Minichiello has been stood down by UK Athletics pending an investigation
* Minichiello coached Jessica Ennis-Hill to Olympic gold medal glory
* He was absent from last weekend’s England Combined Events Championships
* Ennis-Hill worked with Minichiello from 13 and won medals in London and Rio

Athletics: LUX Rallies The World To Take A Stand For Olympic Gold Medalist Caster Semenya
Leading beauty brand joins forces with iconic athlete to campaign against World Athletics’ ban for having natural high-performance testosterone

Athletics: Former Champions Return To Highlight 2021 Grandma’s Marathon Field
Kongin, Kiptoo, and Myers Could Join Prestigious Group of Repeat Winners at Duluth Race

(NYRR) Athletics: NYRR Announces Innovative Virtual Racing and Training Opportunities for 2021 TCS New York City Marathon
* Fourth annual Virtual TCS New York City Marathon to take place from October 23-November 7
* NYRR Coaching Lab by Runcoach to provide both in-person and virtual marathoners with personalized training resources

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's Beatrice Chebet sets meet record in France
* Davis Kiplagat will field in men’s 5,000m, while Barnaba Kipyego, Nicholas Bett and Wilberforce Kones will compete in 3,000m steeplechase.
* In the womens' race, former World Under-20 3,000m steeplechase champion Rosefline Chepng’etich and Fancy Cherono will fly the country's flag

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Hurdling sisters Tiffany Porter and Cindy Sember chasing the ultimate comeback prize
Sisters Cindy Sember and Tiffany Porter are both hoping each other does well at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics - but there's a palpable sense of competition between them

(PureGym) Sport: The Age of Champions: When Do Sports Stars Reach Their Peak?

(NBC) Women in Sport: Francine Niyonsaba, who changed events due to testosterone rule, runs Olympic qualifier

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: On-the-Job Exercise May Help Protect Against Heart Disease and Cancer
Men who had physically demanding jobs lived, on average, about a year longer than those who were deskbound

(BBC) Athletics: Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba achieves 5,000m Olympic qualifying time
Burundi's Fancine Niyonsaba attained the Olympic qualification time for the 5,000m at a meeting in Montreuil France
(The Herald) Eilidh Doyle announces retirement from athletics with poignant farewell to glittering career
After a glittering career spanning over two decades, Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete, Eilidh Doyle, has announced her retirement

(Daily Record) Athletics: Eilidh Doyle will forever be an inspiration to young athletes
Doyle has announced her retirement from competitive athletics but president of Perth Strathtay Harriers Jim Hunter knows her career in the sport will continue to inspire

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Japan starts vaccinating Tokyo 2020 athletes amid criticism over pace of rollout

(The Guardian) Athletics: Florida teenager Erriyon Knighton breaks Usain Bolt junior record
* Knighton, 17, breaks Bolt’s junior record in 200m at Florida meet
* Tampa native’s time of 20.11 shaves 0.02sec off Bolt’s 2003 mark
* American Grant Holloway dominates quality 110m hurdles field

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 10
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 10

(USATF) Athletics: Crouser’s historic shot earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field All-America

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(Balls.IE) Athletics: Usain Bolt U18 200m World Best Broken By American Teen

(NY Times) Running: Where Do Ultramarathons Go From Here?
More than 600,000 people ran an ultramarathon in 2018, a jump of nearly 350 percent in the last decade

(NY Times) Women in Sport: ‘For My People’: A Transgender Woman Pursues an Olympic Dream
CeCe Telfer, the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. title, is aiming to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 400-meter hurdles. Her biggest obstacle, for now, is a lack of training facilities

(St Louis Today) Athletics: Quigley pursuing Olympics amid vast change

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hobbs Kessler’s 1500-Meter High School Record Was the Highlight of the Portland Track Festival
His time was faster than the newly broken NCAA 1500-meter record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan athletes fire warning shot ahead of World U20 event
* Serem also finished the men’s 3,000m steeplechase in 8:31.03, losing out to experienced 2016 World Under-20 champion Amos Kirui, who is also the 2019 National Cross Country champion, in 8:24.16 and Benjamin Kigen 8:26.93.
* Jepkoech (Global) too settled third in 9:42.70 in women’s steeplechase that was won by the 2014 Commonwealth champion Purity Cherotich (POlice) in 9:35.56 followed by Leah Jeruto (KDF) in 9:39.11

(Tri247) Triathlon: Sam Laidlow, Emma Bilham win PTO-supported Tradeinn International Triathlon

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 163 with Thomas Reiss
"Running has been a big factor in my life. Running made me start my own business, I met my wife because of running—that’s how I ended up here. So running has always been a big factor in my life. I think that’s why I still enjoy running at my age versus just being done with it. I know so many guys who were really fast and they’re like, ‘I’m done, I don’t wanna run anymore. Why are you still running?’ [It’s because] I still love it—it has become part of me."

(AI) Athletics: The Stefano Baldini interview: Earning gold at 2004 Athens Games
Stefano Baldini on super shoes: "I am not against technologies if there are rules that apply to everybody and without side effects for bones, tendons, and muscles. We improved in tracks, apparels, pacemakers, flat courses, is the future. Don’t forget that a time is beatable, medals remain forever."

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Götzis Multis - Damian Warner Scares 9000 Points

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