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Runner's Web June 2022 FrontPage Archive

    June 30, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(ClayandBuck) Women in Sport: Megan Rapinoe Says Your Girl’s Sports Career Doesn’t Matter

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian shot putter Sarah Mitton earns career-best result at Stockholm Diamond League
Nova Scotia native places 2nd with top throw of 19.90 metres

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champion Jacobs withdraws from Stockholm meet
* Meet organisers said Jacobs' team had made the decision to scratch after the sprinter felt "pain" in training

(The Guardian) Olympics: A massive betrayal’: how London’s Olympic legacy was sold out
After so many other Olympic sites ended up left to rot, London 2012 was supposed to be different. But who has really benefited from this orgy of development?

(PlayTheGame) Sports: A scandal is necessary to force CAS reform
The Court of Arbitration for Sport is whitewashing and laundering the decisions of sports governing bodies, said one expert in a session at Play the Game, but change is hard as there currently is no viable alternative to settle sports disputes

(NBC) Athletics: Can Marcell Jacobs answer Fred Kerley? Diamond League TV, live stream schedule

(NY Times) Cycling: Tour de France Preview: Pogacar Leads the Way Once Again
As this year’s race gets set to roll in Copenhagen, a guide for how to watch, where the race will go and why Tadej Pogacar is still the class of the peloton

(VeloNews) Cycling: UCI expands controls for mechanical doping ahead of Tour de France
UCI officials will scan and test bikes before and after each stage during the Tour using improved technology

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiplimo hunts for speed
One probably ought to be hearing the name Jacob Kiplimo quite a lot now. After all, the Oregon World Championships at the Hayward Field in Oregon, USA come in just under three weeks.
But the Olympic 10000m bronze medallist has been low key. The 21-year-old has not raced since expectedly winning the 21km race at the Rak Half-Marathon in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE on February 15

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sara Hall – Live after the NYRR NY Mini 10K presented by UCAN
Carrie chats with Sara Hall in front of a live audience after the New York Mini 10k! They talk about her performance that day, her prep going into it, her family, her fueling, her perspective on life and running, her upcoming race at the World Championships in July, and much more!

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Stockholm Diamond League Event by Event Preview

(Tri247) Triathlon: Challenge Roth 2022: Date, start time, fields and how to watch live
Can the German legends of Frodeno, Lange and Haug hold off the challenges of Long, Ditlev, Siddall and Langridge at Challenge Roth 2022

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: UAF picks Kiprop over Kiplangat for Oregon Worlds

(Aleeteia) Athletics: Vatican Athletics to participate in first international competition
The Mediterranean Games will commence in early July, from the Olympic stadium in Oran, Algeria

(Daily Mail) Commonwealth Games: DEATH THREATS and calls for her to be sacked from activists following her campaign to get trans athletes banned from women's sport
* Sharron Davies has voiced her backing for the ban of trans athletes in sport
* Davies, 59, has been subjected to death threats and abuse from online trolls
* Activists had called on the BBC to sack the former swimmer for her views

Diamond League Stockholm - Stockholm, Sweden

    June 29, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Ministers need to enforce fairness for females in sport – now
I think the new swimming policy is proportionate, robust and overdue – and hope other sports heed the call to follow suit
(NTD UK News) Transgender Athletes in Elite Women’s Sports
(FairPlayFor Women) How transgender inclusion leads to female exclusion

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Team USA For 2022 World Athletics Championships: Sponsorship Breakdown

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emily Infeld, the Feel-Good Story of U.S. Championships, Makes Her First National Team in 5 Years
She put years of injuries, personal trauma, and younger competitors in her rearview mirror

(Sky) Women in Sport: Nadine Dorries tells sporting bodies that elite women's competition should be reserved for people born female
Ms Dorries has said she wants other sports to follow in the footsteps of swimming authorities in banning trans athletes from women's elite events

(IPSOS) Women in Sport: Most American adults support barring trans student athletes from competing
A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds a majority of American adults oppose allowing transgender female student athletes to compete on women’s and girls’ sports teams

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Olympic champion Jacobs to test his 100m world challenge at Stockholm Diamond League
Can Marcell Jacobs, Italy's surprise Olympic 100 metres winner, beat the in-form American sprinters on their home track in Eugene next month to earn a second global gold after an outdoor season undermined by injury?

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Legal fears could block moves to prioritise cis women over trans athletes
Culture secretary Nadine Dorries wants ‘fairness’ in sport - Dorries: ‘We must bring clarity to protect interests of sport’
Decision time: why sport is struggling to deal with transgender row
Sporting bodies now have no choice but to address an issue which for years has been regarded as too dangerous to touch

(Justdad7's Newsletter) Women in Sport: Lies, Trans Lies and Statistics
How gender ideology uses logical fallacies and bad data to fool people

(The Conversation) Women in Sport: Why the World Rugby guidelines banning trans athletes from the women’s game are reasonable

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith & Katarina Johnson-Thompson in 64-strong GB team
Reigning world champions Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson will headline the Great Britain team at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon next month

    June 28, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Evening Standard) Athletics: World Athletics Championships 2022: Keely Hodgkinson, Laura Muir and Dina Asher-Smith headline British team
Great Britain have named a 64-strong provisional team for this summer’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon, headlined by Olympic silver medalists Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir, and defending world champions Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson

(New Era) Athletics: Mboma resumes training… eyes Commonwealth Games

(Diamond League) Athletics: Stockholm: Five Things To Look Out For
Neeraj Chopra is out to make history for India while British stars Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita clash in a women's sprint showdown at the Stockholm leg of the 2022 Wanda Diamond League this Thursday

(NY Times) Triathlon: The Eliud Kipchoge Ripple Effect: Sub-7 and Sub-8-Hour Triathlons
Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour marathon in 2019 inspired efforts to reach previously unimaginable times for men and women in the triathlon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Women’s Finalists
The Bowerman: 2022 Men’s Finalists

(VeloNews) Cycling: 4,400 road signs, 1,800 balance bikes, 100 percent carbon offset: The numbers behind the 2022 Tour de France
Stats released by race organizers shed light on the beast that is the biggest bike race in the world

(The Herald) Athletics: Andrew Butchart urges UK Athletics to pick him for World Championships after rapid leg-break recovery
Andrew Butchart has urged UK Athletics to pick him for the forthcoming world championships today, after revealing his high-speed comeback from breaking his leg just six weeks ago

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Masters distance runner Sasha Gollish not slowing down at 40

(The Star) Athletics: Jeptum ready for the Oregon Marathon challenge
* Jeptum said their target is to replicate the 2011 performance in Daegu, South Korea, where Edna Kiplagat led Priscah Jeptoo and Sharon Cherop to the top three places.
* Jeptum, who trains in Kapsait in Elgeyo Marakwet county under coach Erick Kimaiyo has, however, predicted a tough race

(Outside Online) Women in Sport: The Transgender Athlete Debate and the Limits of Inclusion in Sports
Should governing bodies bear the burden of proof when determining who is eligible to compete in women’s sports

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Nigerian sprinter Okagbare's ban extended to 11 years
* Okagbare, the 2008 Olympic long jump silver medallist, won her 100m heat in Tokyo last year, but she was thrown out of the Games after the AIU said she had tested positive for a human growth hormone following an out-of-competition test.
* As a result of the case, Texas therapist Eric Lira, who supplied performance-enhancing drugs to Okagbare, became the first person charged under a new US anti-doping law

(The Guardian) Athletics: Ella Connolly to take world’s fastest after making Australia’s Comm Games squad
Sprinter among 53 added to an 85-strong track and field team - Olympian Rohan Browning headlines men’s sprint team

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: JAAA settles on training facilities for World Champs

(WA) Athletics: Clayton sets 10.96 Jamaican U20 100m record in Kingston

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK issues strict rules for athletes at Kasarani bubble camp
* Kamau noted that it will be wise for the athletes in camp to concentrate on their preparations.
* Nevertheless, we shall make a decision on whom to release if possible,” said Kamau, adding that members of the athletics team selected on Saturday are already in camp at Kasarani

(Indy Star) Athletics: As always, track strives to raise profile: But can we please talk about Sydney McLaughlin?

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Ukraine NOC President Bubka hails "unprecedented solidarity" from Olympic Movement
National Olympic Committee of Ukraine President Sergey Bubka has hailed the Olympic Movement’s "unprecedented solidarity" with his country which remains under attack from Russian forces

(Paly the Games) Olympics: Sport must choose between democracy and autocracy
The values of sport are unmistakably democratic, but throughout its history, the Olympic movement has too often chosen the side of autocracy and dictatorship. Read the opening speech by international director Jens Sejer Andersen at Play the Game 2022

    June 27, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Mu Holds Off Wilson To Retain USATF 800m Title
In one of the most anticipated match-ups at these USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships here at Hayward Field, two-time Olympic gold medalist Athing Mu just held off reigning world indoor champion Ajee' Wilson today to retain her national title

(Runner''s World) Athletics: Sinclaire Johnson Shakes up the 1500-Meter Podium
She wins the U.S. championship and earns a trip to Worlds, leaving four Olympians in her wake

(Nikkei Asia) Womern in Sport: FINA ruling on transwomen ends 20-year fantasy that sex is not real
No serious scientist disputes that maleness confers a sporting advantage

(SIRC) Triathlon:Canadian Triathletes Fight for Fifth on Home Turf at World Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK to Worlds, C'wealth team: No leaving camp without permission
* Kamau noted that it will be wise for the athletes in camp to concentrate on their preparations.
“Nevertheless, we shall make a decision on whom to release if possible,” said Kamau, adding that members of the athletics team selected on Saturday are already in camp at Kasarani

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Steiner on top of the world after 200m masterclasses
In a matter of hours on 26 June, the year's fastest women’s 200m time was broken twice, with the second of those being the third-fastest time in history. Here’s how Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson and the USA’s Abby Steiner sent shockwaves around the globe with less than a month until the World Athletics Championships

(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown completes sprint double with 200-metre title at track and field nationals
Toronto native posts winning time of 20.03 seconds for 10th national title

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Madeleine Kelly and Marco Arop shine at Canadian Championships
A recap of the top performances from Day 3 at the Canadian Track and Field Championships

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: Outrage As Trans Woman, 29, Defeats 13-Year-Old Girl In NYC Skateboarding Championship

Athletics: The Vancouver Half Marathon Draws Over 4,000 and Earns $515, 000 for Charity
Ben Preisner and Jen Millar win gold in provincial championships

(CBC) Athletics: Ben Flanagan breaks 35-year-old Canadian 10k record in Boston
Kitchener, Ont., native bests Paul McCloy's mark from 1987 by 6 seconds

(WA) Athletics: McLaughlin breaks world 400m hurdles record with 51.41 at US Championships

(The Telegraph) Athletics: French hurdler wins national title with one good eye after warm-up assault
Wilfried Happio was attacked 20 minutes before the race for reasons unknown but went on to produce a personal best over 400m

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Daryll Neita completes sprint double with dominant 200m win at UK Athletics Championships in Manchester
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic 100m finalist was the star of the three-day championships, adding the Women's 200m title on Sunday after her surprise victory over UK star Dina Asher-Smith in the 100m on Saturday at Team GB's trials for the World Athletics Championships

(Mirror) Athletics: Daley Thompson gives emotional reaction to son becoming GB decathlon champion
Forty six years after Britain’s greatest athlete won the first of his British decathlon titles, Elliot wore the crown in Manchester

    June 26, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Athletics: Max Burgin storms home to win 800m men’s final at UK Championships
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake triumphs in men’s 200m - Daryll Neita adds women’s 200m to 100m title

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan eyes World Championships impact despite illness disruption
Eilish McColgan is determined to overcome illness and make an impact at next month's World Championships

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Paris 2024 President Estanguet aiming for "cool" Olympics with unique concept
Tony Estanguet, the President of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, has stressed the importance of engaging new audiences, saying the next edition has to be "cool" to increase sports participation in France

(BAA) Athletics: Americans Sweep Titles at 2022 B.A.A. 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Susannah Scaroni sets world wheelchair record to cap off a memorable return to the roads of Boston
(Canadian Running Magazine) Ben Flanagan shatters Canadian record at B.A.A. 10K
Flanagan ran 28:11, breaking the previous mark of 28:17, set 35 years ago by Paul McCloy, by six seconds

(Mirror) Athletics: Hurdler assaulted 20 minutes before race becomes champion despite ‘coughing up blood’
Wilfried Happio became the Franch 400m hurdles champion while wearing an eyepatch and a makeshift bandage after he was shockingly attacked shortly before competing

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: John Gay wins second Canadian steeplechase title in final tune-up for world champs

(RRW) Athletics: Johnson Upsets St. Pierre To Take USA 1500m Title
Sinclaire Johnson, who won the 2019 NCAA 1500m title for Oklahoma State, added the open USA Track & Field title to her résumé here today, beating reigning champion Elle St. Pierre (née Purrier) with a strong sprint over the last 100 meters

(NBC) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin breaks world record at USATF Champs; Allyson Felix set for worlds
Sydney McLaughlin breaks own 400m hurdles world record at US championships
Olympic champion says she will celebrate with cheeseburger - Sha’Carri Richardson qualifies for 200m final after 100m exit

(CBC) Athletics: Sarah Mitton crushes own Canadian record in women's shot put with world's best throw this season
Brooklyn, N.S., native throws 20.33 metres, surpassing previous mark of 19.58

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Daley Thompson's son wins British decathlon title - 46 years after his father's first
Former rugby player Elliot Thompson said his famous father would be 'happy' with the win, but described his coaching skills as 'awful'

(The Guardian) Athletics: Neita and Azu upset favourites to win 100m finals at UK Championships
Dina Asher-Smith left fuming at shock defeat - Azu runs 9.90sec to beat Hughes and Prescod

(NBC) Athletics: Yohan Blake’s best 100m in 10 years; Elaine Thompson-Herah third at Jamaica trials

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK National Trials: Imali breaks national 100m record
* Just a day after she bettered her own record in 200m, Imali broke her own 100m record for the fifth time this year, running 11.19 seconds
* That saw Imali qualify for the Commonwealth Games but will have to wait for a few hours to know her fate for the world event after missing the qualifying standard time by 0.4 seconds

(Lidsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 390: Cortney White – Photographer of Project Eclipse Capturing Movement and Emotion
Cortney White is a photographer. She loves capturing movement and emotion and loves being outdoors. Cortney has worked with so many brands and publications including Coros, Columbia, Lululemon, The NY Times, Women’s Running, Women’s Health, The Bowerman Track Club. Recently, she photographed Shalane Flanagan and Adrianne Haslet. She also had the opportunity to travel around the world with Shalane for her World Marathon Major tour in 2021

BAA 10K - Boston, MA

Vancouver Half-Marathon - Vancouver, BC

    June 25, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Sprint queen Dina Asher-Smith suffers shock defeat to British rival Daryll Neita
The men's and women's 100m finals produced two of the weekend's biggest upsets, with Jeremiah Azu taking gold in the former

(WA) Athletics: Jackson, Blake, Kambundji and Ogando impress with national 100m title

(RRW) Athletics: Off Of Steady Progress, Surprising DeLay Advances to USATF Championships Steeplechase Final
If you were watching yesterday's first round of the women's steeplechase at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships here at Hayward Field, you could be forgiven if you were surprised to see a woman wearing the kit of Yale University, certainly one of America's top academic institutions but not one with a reputation of turning out top distance runners

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK National Trials: Kinyamal in shock 800m win
* Kinyamal, who has been struggling this season, having finished eighth during the nationals in April this year, came from behind with less than 200m to go, clocking one minute and 43.54 seconds to triumph
* Kinyamal edged out World Under-20 800m champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi to second place in 1:44.01 as Elias Ngeny came in third in 1:44.05

(WA) Athletics: Kerley cruises to speedy 100m triumph at US Championships

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah 3rd as Shericka Jackson wins 100m at Jamaican trials with no Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price in 2022 final
Reigning Olympic champion finishes in 10.89 seconds as Fraser-Price opts out of semi-final. Shericka Jackson wins in 10.77

(The National) Athletics: Laura Muir 'pretty close' to full recovery from hip injury
Laura Muir, ominously, sees the finishing line in her race to journey from the trough of hip injury in the spring to lofty conquests in the summer. “I'm getting pretty close,” the Olympic silver medallist attests. A good place to be, four weeks out from the world athletics championships in Oregon where the 28-year-old senses a chance to fill one of the few voids in an already illustrious CV

(CBC) Athletics: Marco Arop finding success with adjusted 800-metre race plan after Olympic disappointment
Canadian will compete in 800m final on Saturday at nationals in Langley, B.C.

(CBC) Athletics: How Brandon McBride avoided early retirement to run for 5th Canadian title
2-time Olympian chasing world championship 800-metre standard as deadline nears

(RRW) Athletics: Mu, Wilson Set For 800m Showdown at USATF Outdoor Championships
America's two best 800m women, Olympic gold medalist Athing Mu and reigning world indoor champion Ajee' Wilson, advanced confidently to Sunday's final here tonight on the second day of the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon

(UKA) Athletics: Ohuruogu leads the way as stars progress on day one of Muller UK Athletics Championships

(USATF) Athletics: Field event champions crowned on Day One at Toyota USATF Championships

(The Spectator) Women in Sport: The BBC gets new orders: back trans rights, ignore women

    June 24, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Meet the madcap cast hoping to be crowned Britain's 100m sprint king
With champion CJ Ujah absent awaiting sentence for a drugs offence, challengers young and old are going for gold

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Zharnel Hughes forgives CJ Ujah for failed drug test that cost GB Olympic silver
Zharnel Hughes says he has forgiven CJ Ujah for the failed drugs test that saw Great Britain stripped of their 4x100m relay silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics

(KBC) Athletics: Hellen Obiri wins 10,000m to punch World Championship ticket
Two-time World Athletics Champion Hellen Obiri clocked 31:50.22 to win the women’s 10,000m race during the national athletics trials at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi

(Newsweek) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies: I Was an Olympic Swimmer, I Want Trans Women Banned From all Female Sports

(WA) Athletics: Athletissima Lausanne's illustrious history marked by Heritage Plaque

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Female athletes, women's sports advocates, sound off on Biden's new Title IX regulations: '180 for the worst'
The Biden administration's proposed Title IX regulations would include gender identity in the law's protections

(Diamond League) Athletics: Chopra and Duplantis among Olympic champions in Lausanne
Eight Olympic gold medallists from Tokyo 2020, including Mondo Duplantis, Neeraj Chopra and Shaunae Miller-Uibo, are set to grace the Wanda Diamond League stage at Athletissima in Lausanne on August 26th

(BBC) Athletics: The secrets of Norway's sporting success
Is there something in the water, in the mountains, in the fjords of Norway that creates super human athletes?

(Sport Business) Athletics: Coe concerned by waning US interest in athletics

(BBC) Sports: Nike latest brand to leave Russia permanently
Nike has announced plans to leave Russia, becoming the latest Western brand to quit the country since the invasion of Ukraine in February

(Tri247) Triathlon: Tilda Månsson adds World Junior Championship title in Montreal
Sweden’s Tilda Månsson added world success to her European champion status by winning the World Junior Championship in Montreal

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK National trials: Kimeli, Krop punch 5,000m ticket
* Kimeli, who finished eighth at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, clocked 13 minutes and 28.76 seconds beating Jacob Krop to second place in 13:29.20

(BBC) Athletics: British Championships: Steve Cram's five events to watch

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson suffers shock early exit in 100m at US championships
Sprinter had recent success as comeback from ban continued - Fred Kerley posts impressive 9.83sec in men’s 100m

(Globe and Mail) Cycling: Triathlete Paula Findlay wins time trial at Canadian Road Championships

(RRW) Athletics: Brazier Advances At USATF Championships, But Will He Continue To Next Round?
Reigning world 800m champion Donavan Brazier doesn't need to qualify for the 2022 World Championships which will be held here at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon next month

( Women in Sport: Confusion about Inclusion: Transwomen Athletes in the Female Category

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian shot-put star Sarah Mitton basking in the most successful stretch of her career
25-year-old from Brooklyn, N.S., prepares for nationals in Langley, B.C. this week

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Gilbert said De Grasse’s big-game mentality will help him at post-COVID worlds

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: World Championships are coming to TrackTown USA - but will Americans appreciate this once-in-a-lifetime event?
There are likely to be lots of empty seats despite Eugene, Oregon, having a rich history in athletics

(Science of Sports) Sciience:

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘This is a reset’: Reece Prescod finds form after giving up Call of Duty and Deliveroo
Sprinter accepts his lifestyle was holding his huge talent back but now he eyes the world championships and British 100m record

(The Telegraph) Athletics: How Victoria Ohuruogu finally stepped out of her sister's shadow
Ohuruogu is Britain's fastest woman this year over 400m and ready to build a legacy of her own

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Ciara Mageean forced to withdraw from National Athletics Championships after recently contracting Covid-19

(Global Athletics) Athletics: 2012 Olympic Champion Jenn Suhr Announces Retirement

(FemaleFirst) Women in Sport: Mara Yamauchi, Olympian, marathon runner, coach, commentator & author shares her inspiration
'Smith was a pioneer of women’s running, especially the women’s marathon.

    June 23, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Transgender mountain biker who was 'average' in the men's competition but DOMINATES against biological women issues a brutal message to her haters
* Kate Weatherly said idea transgender women were ruining sport was horrifying
* FINA has create a new policy banning transgender women from women's events
* Only transgender women who complete their transition by age 12 will be eligible
* Weatherly said men hit puberty at different times and called new rules 'arbitrary'

(InsideHook) Athletics: Did Canada Crack the Code on How to Build Mentally Tough Athletes?
A team of researchers published 11 commandments on the relationship between psychology and peak performance

(Spiked) Women in Sport: The fightback for women’s sports starts here
Swimming’s governing body has taken a brave stand against trans ideology

(Reuters) Cycling: INEOS and marathon runner Kipchoge to set up new cycling academy in Kenya

(AI) Cycling: Kenyans are not just distance runners anymore, watch out cycling world

(NY Times) Running: How a Former Boxer and Opioid Addict Became the World’s Best Marathoner Over 50

(WA) Athletics: Mahuchikh clears 2.03m in Brno

(The Guardian) Athletics: Max Burgin adds intrigue to strong England Commonwealth Games squad
Young 800m sensation has been compared to Coe and Cram - Asher-Smith and Johnson-Thompson set for Birmingham

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas Teammate, Competitor Blast Title As Illegitimate In Wake Of FINA Transgender Restrictions
FINA issued a new policy that restricts transgender swimmers on women's teams

(The Independent) Athletics: ‘Times are irrelevant’: Matthew Hudson-Smith solely focused on silverware
Hudson-Smith broke the 25-year British 400m record last month

(WSJ) Athletics: Track and Field Aims to Capture an Emerging Market: The USA
The sport’s leaders want to use July’s first-ever world championships on U.S. soil to boost its following in the U.S. where interest has waned

(CTolleRun) Women in Sport: UCAN Celebrates Title IX
Carrie partners with UCAN to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX! Together with Linda Quirk, Dede Griesbauer, Maurelhena Walles, and Jane Vongvorachoti, the five ladies discuss how they got into running, how the passing of Title IX impacted them, not being afraid of trying something new, their hopes for women’s running in the next fifty years, and much more!

(WCVB) Athletics: Iconic Boston Marathon moves to WCVB Channel 5 starting with Patriots’ Day 2023
Boston Athletic Association announces new partnership with WCVB, ESPN

(Channel News Asia) Triathlon: Up to 50,000 participants expected as Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon returns as full-scale event

(Globe and Mail) Women in Spor:t: Swimming’s new transgender policy could impact other sports

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: World championship spots on the line at Canadian track and field championships

(RRW) Athletics: A Year After Trials Disappointment, A Faster Norris Will Double At USA Champs
A year ago yesterday, Josette Norris finished eighth at the USA Olympic Trials at Hayward Field here, missing the Olympic 5000m team by five places and 19 seconds

(The Star) Athletics: Reprieve for athletes who miss Oregon, Birmingham tickets
* In case an event has few participants, WA may invite more athletes to fill these slots according to ranking
* Any athlete who does not meet the mandatory anti-doping requirements will not be selected in the final team
* Absa Kenya and Lotto Foundation have pumped in Sh12 million and Sh3 million to support the trials

(USATF) Athletics: The Nation’s top track and field athletes will compete for a World Championships Oregon22 berth at the Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships: Women’s Preview
Stellar list of Team USATF hopefuls to compete at the 2022 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships: Men’s Preview

(WA) Athletics:Hurdles champion Ali, more motivated than ever

Our Bodies, Our Sports Rally - Washington, D.C
On the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Let’s Keep Women’s Sports FEMALE

    June 22, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Star) Athletics: Wakiihuri distraught after road sign vandalised
* Wakiihuri says he is at a loss as to what could motivation such an action
* Wakiihuri was recognised as an icon who has inspired many to pursue athletics around the world

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: The battle for supremacy: Elaine Thompson-Herah vs Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
With eight Olympic gold medals between them, there’s little to separate Jamaica’s sprint legends Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Once again, the two line up against each other at the Jamaica National Championships (23-26 June), alongside Olympic 100m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, as they fight for the title of world’s fastest woman

(The Telegraph) Commonwealth Games 2022: When are they, where are they being held, and how can I get tickets?
All you need to know as the Commonwealth Games return to England for the first time in 20 years

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Here’s the result of the trans swimming ban: strife, with a big role for sports lawyers
This is just the beginning, as others sports review their eligibility criteria based on contested science: much may have to be settled in court

(BBC) Athletics: Commonwealth Games 2022: Team England names 72-strong athletics squad
Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson will headline a 72-strong England athletics team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champ Jacobs to return to 100m at Stockholm
* FIDAL cited event organisers in announcing that he has signed up for the Swedish event which takes place on June 30, two weeks before the start of the world championships

(NBC) Athletics: USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships: Ten events to watch

(Spikes) Atthletics: The battle within by Tara Davis
My Dad used to always tell me track was 90% mental and 10% physical

(CitiusMag) Athetics: Interview: Erriyon Knighton Is Running Faster Than Usain Bolt As A Teenager
Get to know the 18-year-old threatening the 200m world record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor eyeing good show at World Championships
* Kamworor said that representing Kenya has always been his joy, and this will be his first time in the marathon race after competing in the World Half Marathon races, World Cross Country Championships and and in other races of the World Athletics Championships

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian track and field athletes prepare for crucial qualifier ahead of world championships
De Grasse, Warner among key absences for Langley, B.C., event beginning Wednesday

(WA) Athletics: Competition decisions on qualification for future championship events

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Men’s Semifinalists

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Should transgender women be allowed to compete in female sport?
Fifa considering allowing anyone to self-identify in football as federations face tough decisions

(CTV) Athletics: Organizers explain why Manitoba Marathon went ahead despite heat warnings

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines, who tied for 5th place with Lia Thomas at NCAA champs, applauds FINA decision to ban her and other transgender athletes from the sport: 'It's a bold step in the right direction'
Riley Gaines tied with Thomas in the 200 Freestyle finals at this year's NCAA championships and was told by organizers that the trophy would be given to Thomas, while hers would be mailed at a later time

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Cam Levins sets course record Canadian Half-Marathon Championships
Wodak and Levins came out victorious despite Sunday's humid conditions in Winnipeg

    June 21, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: Canada voted in favour of world swimming body’s transgender policy
“Canada did vote in favour of FINA’s gender inclusion policy,” president Kelly Stark-Anderson told The Canadian Press in an email Tuesday
“The values of inclusion and fairness are fundamental in international sport competition and to us as Canadians. We believe that this policy was thoughtfully developed and protects competitive fairness, especially in the female events at FINA competition

(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

(Mail Plus) Women in Sport: Swimming’s trans ruling is a huge victory, but the war on women is still raging

(RRW) Athletics: Can The 2022 Peachtree Men's Winner Go Sub-27:00?
Although the ratified World Athletics record for 10 kilometers on the road of 26:24 was set by Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto back in January 2020, in Valencia, Spain, no man has ever broken 27:00 in a road 10-K in the United States

(ATC) Athletics: Course Record Attempts on Tap for the Fourth of July
Four men with personal bests within 13 seconds of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Road Race course record will battle to break that mark this year

(BAA) Athletics: Race Week Reminder: 2022 B.A.A. 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital
U.S. National Record Holder Keira D’Amato Added to B.A.A. 10K Professional Field

(AI) Athletics: Alan Brookes interview: Vancouver Half Marathon: tweaked course, tactics, and Wodak and Preisner as favourites

(Sky Sports) Cycling: Tour de France: Covid-19 outbreak at Tour de Suisse raises concerns
A total of 29 riders did not start Friday's stage six in Switzerland, while 16 riders quit on Thursday following a Covid-19 outbreak; there are just two weeks to go to the opening stage of the Tour de France in Copenhagen

(SIRC) Triathlon: Canada to Field 17 Athletes for World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships in Montreal

(Essemtially Sports) Drugs in Sport: “Stop Giving Us Rules”- Sha’Carri Richardson Fires at US Anti-Doping Agency for Double Standards

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse withdraws from national championship with COVID

Women in Sport: The Women’s Sports Policy Working Group (WSPWG) calls upon USA Swimming and USA Collegiate Athletics Governing Organizations to Immediately Adopt the FINA Transgender Eligibility Rules for Women’s Swimming.
We Also Urge All International and Domestic Sport Federations to Adopt a Similar Approach to Transgender Eligibility

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Decision time: why sport is struggling to deal with transgender row
Sporting bodies now have no choice but to address an issue which for years has been regarded as too dangerous to touch

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: At last common sense has won in swimming. Now EVERY sport must stand up for women, writes Sharron Davies

(NBC) Athletics: 2022 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships TV, live stream schedule

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Athletics and football could be first to follow swimming and ban transgender athletes from women's events
Lord Coe says governing body will discuss its current regulations on trans women with its council at the end of the year

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:The Bowerman: 2022 Women’s Semifinalists

(The Times) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies: ‘The trans debate is toxic. It’s made my life hell. But female athletes must speak up’
The former swimmer, still driven by the injustice of not winning 1980 Olympic gold, wants an uprising from athletes to ensure swimming’s transgender ban extends to all sports
(The Telegraph) Sharron Davies calls for female cyclists to revolt against 'ridiculous' trans athletes rules
Olympic swimming silver medallist speaks out against new rules for trans women as UCI stops short of a blanket ban
(The Times) Transgender athletes in elite women’s sport: Football and athletics likely to follow swimming’s ban
Nadine Dorries says the Fina ruling reflects the government’s policy

    June 20, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Damian Warner withdraws from this week's track and field nationals with sore knee
Reigning Olympic decathlon champ 'being cautious' ahead of worlds next month

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Coe hints athletics may bar transgender women from female competition
World Athletics president suggests sport may follow swimming - Coe says ‘biology trumps gender’ and policies will reflect this

BBC) Athletics: On the podium
Gianmarco Tamberi: Sharing the gold

(OurBodiesOurSports) Women in Sport: Ourbodies, our sports
On the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Let’s Keep Women’s Sports FEMALE

(BBC) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes: Lord Coe hints athletics could follow swimming in banning trans women
World Athletics president Lord Coe has hinted the sport could follow swimming in banning transgender women from elite female competitions, insisting "fairness is non-negotiable"

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: USA Track and Field Championships 2022 preview: It all comes down to this
Over four days from 23-26 June, the USA’s best track and field athletes will battle for a place on their nation's team for next month's World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Find out everything you need to know about the high-stakes competition below

(The Star) Athletics: Cherono, Chepng'etich vow golden battle for marathon titles
* Cherono said the country’s hope lies in them and will thus be keen to repay Kenyans' faith with a podium finish
* The two-time Amsterdam Marathon champion finished fourth at the Olympic Games last year in Tokyo

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'What cycling has done is disgraceful!': Former British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies calls for other sports to follow FINA's lead after the swimming world governing body's decided to ban transgender athletes from elite women's races
* Sharron Davies says sports should ban transgender athletes from competing
* FINA voted for trans women to not be allowed to enter female events
* The former British Olympian called the decision a 'victory for women's sport'
* The governing body say they are working on an 'open' category for future events

(WA) Athletics: Gabriyesos to lead six-member Athlete Refugee Team for World Athletics Championships Oregon22

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport:Sharron Davies tells of her 'pride' in swimming as governing body BANS trans athletes from women's races: British Olympian says sport is 'standing up for fairness' - after competitors who were born male smashed a host of female records
* Husnain Al-Musallam, president of FINA, announced the news at Budapest world championships on Sunday
* The international sports federation for swimming is setting up an 'open category' to separate trans athletes
* Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE, who has advocated for equality and fairness in sport and has spoken out against transgender swimmers in women's races, tweeted of her pride for fair sport for females

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: Australia’s Emily Seebohm backs FINA decision on transgender swimmers

(State of Swimming) Women in Sport: Male Puberty Rules Out Access To Female Racing As FINA ‘Gold-Standard’ Policy Safeguards Fair Play For Women & Creates Open Category For Transgender Athletes

Athletics: London Marathon renews partnership with BBC to 2026
London Marathon Events (LME) and the BBC, host broadcaster of the London Marathon since 1981, have agreed a new contract that extends the partnership for a further five years, from 2022 to 2026

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas banned from competing against women as swimming cracks down on transgender athletes
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries welcomes ‘right and sensible decision’ as pressure mounts on British governing bodies to follow Fina’s lead

    June 19, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Sprint legend Felix, leaving a legacy on and off the track

(CBC) Athletics: Manitoba Marathon cancelled mid-race as mercury climbs to dangerous levels
'Probably the hardest race I've ever run,' says runner who completed half-marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse puts up season-best time in 4th-place finish at Diamond League meet
Markham, Ont., native lowered previous best of 20.67 seconds to 20.38

(The Guardian) Athletics: Bol breaks Oceania record as Australian men master the mile
Bol broke the 800-metre Australian record for the third time in Paris - The brilliant Perth-based half-miler ran 44.00 at Diamond League race

(Tri247) Triathlon: World Triathlon Cup Huatulco 2022 Results: Koch and Grau run to wins
Germany’s Annika Koch and Spain’s Genis Grau earned their first World Cup wins in Mexico at the World Triathlon Cup Huatulco

(BBC) Athletics: BBC wins new deal to broadcast London Marathon
BBC Sport will broadcast the London Marathon for another five years after renewing its partnership with the event's organiser

(The Star) Athletics: Ng'etich, Moraa clinch Nyaira Great Run 21kms titles
* In the men’s category, Ng’etich who trains at Keringet in Nakuru crossed the finishing line in 61 minutes and 57 seconds, edging Edwin Bett to the second in 62:46 minutes. Vincent Rono (42:53) placed third.
* Speaking after the race, Moraa, a mother of one described the race as one of the toughest races she has ever run

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies calls for female cyclists to revolt against 'ridiculous' trans athletes rules
Olympic swimming silver medallist speaks out against new rules for trans women as UCI stops short of a blanket ban

Athletics: Toronto Waterfront 10K draws 5,000 participants and raises over $20,000 for charity
Lee Wesselius and Cleo Boyd claim titles on flat, scenic course

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce runs world-leading 100m time in Paris

(UKA) Athletics: Lizzie Bird Lowers 3000M Steeplechase British Record At Paris Diamond League

Athletics: Kenya, Minnesota reign supreme again at 2022 Grandma’s Marathon
It was familiar faces doing familiar things at the 2022 Grandma’s Marathon, as Dominic Ondoro and Dakotah Lindwurm once again left with the men’s and women’s championships, respectively.
Pike, Scaroni return to Duluth and beat own event records at 2022 Grandma’s Marathon
Athletics: Kemboi, Edwards win 2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon titles
Daniel Kemboi and Rosie Edwards won the 2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon men’s and women’s championships, respectively, on Saturday morning in Duluth.

    June 18, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(State of Swimming) Women in Sport: Swimming To Put Transgender Inclusion Policy To Vote Of Nations Sunday With Fair Play For Women The Make-Or-Break Issue

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chumo, Chebet win inaugural Iten-Paris 10km race
* Chumo, who is an upcoming athlete won the race in 28:55.2 ahead of Josphat Melly who clocked 29:36.6 while Felix Kurui was third after timing 29:40.7
* In the women's category, Miriam Chebet beat a competitive field to cross the finishing line in 32:54.6 ahead of Cynthia Chemweno who timed 33:15.8 while Millicent Kemboi clocked 34:05.1
* French ambassador to Kenya Aline Kuster-Menager said she was glad to partner with athletics stakeholders adding that the 10km race is just the beginning as more events are in the pipeline

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA research finds dark web very unlikely to be source of drugs for high-level athletes

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Paul Tergat: a force to be reckoned with

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: SNP trans reforms will deny female athletes medals, Olympians warn
Former athletes say sportswomen are ‘scared’ to speak out because governing bodies were attempting to silence them

(SoundCloud) Women in Sport: Ep 140: Linda Blade - Dangerous Speech
Linda Blade speaks about trans athletes in women’s sport, how the ideology is forming policy, reality vs identity, and her book, Unsporting, that she co-authored with Barbara Kay

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: 2022 Grandma's Marathon updates: Ondoro wins men's title, Lindwurm just misses women's record in victory
Kemoi, Edwards win Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
While the men's winner took a commanding lead early, the women's winner had to fight her way back up to the front.

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 389: Sid Baptista – Creating an Inclusive Environment for Runners
Sid Baptista is an entrepreneur, a father, and the founder of PIONEERS Run Crew and PYNRS Performance Streetwear. He is passionate about making sure that running is inclusive and accessible to everybody

(Reality's Last Stand) Women in Sports: Steroids, ‘Gender,’ and Fair Play

(The Guardian) Olympics: Legacy of London 2012 is one that has sold Britain’s fitness short
The 2012 Games were over budget while existing stadiums like Crystal Palace have been allowed to become dilapidated relics

(The Times) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies: Athletes are scared to speak out against SNP gender reforms

(Diamond League) Athletics: Paris: How To Follow The Meeting
Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Sam Kendricks and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will all be in action as the Wanda Diamond League touches down in Paris for the seventh meeting of the season on Saturday

Diamond League Paris - Paris, France

Grandma's Marathon - Superior, WI

Toronto Waterfront 10K - Toronto, ON

Diamond League Oslo on CBC 1 PM

    June 17, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Cal International To Host 2022 USATF Marathon Championships
Organizers of the California International Marathon announced this morning that they will be hosting the 2022 USA Track & Field (USATF) Marathon Championships on Sunday, December 4

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse aims to lower 200m time in Paris following 1st Diamond League win of season
Reigning Olympic champion has season best of 20.67 seconds in legal wind

(BBC) Women in Sport: Holyrood scrutiny of GRA reform bill condemned as a "sham"
A former Olympic athlete turned politician has slammed Holyrood's equalities committee, describing its scrutiny of a bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act as a "sham" after it refused to hear from female athletes concened about the impact of legislation on women's sport

(NY Times) Women in Sport: What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports
Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex

(The Guardian) Athletics: Christian Malcolm ‘disappointed’ after Olympic head coach role scrapped
Former sprinter dropped as part of UK Athletics restructure - Coach Stephen Maguire expected to become technical director

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Cycling’s governing body sets stricter rules for transgender athletes
The UCI doubles low-testosterone transitions to two years - Maximum level of testosterone is also lowered

(The Times) Women in Sport: Public want trans women kept out of female sport

(RRW) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen Nearly Breaks European Mile Record At Bislett Games
orway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the reigning Olympic 1500m champion, came within a meter of breaking Steve Cram's vaunted European mile record tonight at the Bislett Games in Oslo, the sixth stop of the 2022 Wanda Diamond League

Athletics: Plenty of options for supporters at 2022 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend
Whether you’re trying to follow your favorite runner from start to finish or want to let them know you’re cheering from afar, spectators and supporters will have plenty of options to choose from during the 2022 Grandma’s Marathon weekend

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Keely Hodgkinson leads British 800m one-two as Armand Duplantis clears highest jump of 2022
Keely Hodgkinson led a British one-two in the women's 800m in the Diamond League meeting in Oslo, Norway
(The Independent) Keely Hodgkinson finishes ahead of Laura Muir to maintain fine form in Oslo
The 20-year-old won the battle of the British Olympic silver medallists

(WA) Ingebrigtsen, Bol and Duplantis in record-breaking form in Oslo>A?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Regional Awards

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Andre De Grasse wins Oslo Diamond League 100 with best performance this season

    June 16, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse races to season-best 100 metres in rainy Diamond League event
Canadian still yet to crack 10 seconds in 2022 ahead of next week's nationals event

(AI) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford out of World Championships with injury

(RRW) Athletics: Mickow Runs A Marathon Every Week To Prepare for World Championships Debut
After Colin Mickow's NCAA track career with the University of Illinois ended unceremoniously with a 20th place finish in the West Region Preliminary Round in 2012, the then 22 year-old hung up his spikes

(NY Times) Athletics: How Nike Won the Cultural Marathon
As the brand turns 50, it’s not letting up

(Catholic Sentienl) Athletics: ‘There’s a bigger purpose’
Oregon Catholic runner set to compete in world championships, but knows that God cares about more than winning

(WA) Athletics: Road to Oregon22 – seven hot topics with one month to go

(UKAthletics) Athletics: Abby Steiner Wins Honda Sport Award for Track & Field

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Alan Culpepper – You Get Out What You Put In
Carrie chats with Olympian Alan Culpepper! The HOKA NAZ Elite coach talks about his career, watching his wife and children compete at a high level, how the sport has evolved over the years, his goals with NAZ Elite, and much more!

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson splits with coach months after move to United States
Exclusive: The Briton has ended her partnership with Petros Kyprianou after her second-lowest heptathlon score in a decade two weeks ago

(State of Swimmiong) Drugs in Sport: GDR Doping Era In Numbers: The Medals & Records 1973-1989

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse looks to get season back on track at Bislett Games after sensational Olympics
Reigning 100m bronze medallist seeking 1st sub-10-second run of '22 ahead of worlds

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘It would be bizarre’: Coe warns against athletics quitting 2012 Olympic Stadium
UK Athletics has reportedly been offered £15m to cut ties - Coe: ‘We have to maintain a world-class presence in London’

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 2022 USATF Championships Time Schedule

Diamond League Oslo - Oslo, Norway

    June 15, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Seb Coe insists athletics must stay at London Stadium amid talks to walk away from the capital
Seb Coe insists elite athletics needs to stay at London Stadium amid talks UK Athletics (UKA) could relocate its major events to Birmingham

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkirui holds on to athletics as escape route from poverty
* Chepkirui came to prominence in 2020 during pre-trials for the World Under 20 Championships at Nyayo Stadium
* The rising star clocked 4:16.28 to bag silver at the Senior Africa Athletics Championships in Reduit, Mauritius
* Chepkirui also spoke of her encounters with the senior athletes and how they have held her hand to stay afloat

(Daily Signal) Women in Sport: Biological Men Have Won 28 Women’s Sports Titles Since 2003

(BBC) Athletics: The Warm-Up Track: Jamaica Special
Olympic 100 hurdles bronze medallist Megan Tapper and reigning Commonwealth 400 hurdles champion Janieve Russell give the guys the inside story on one of the sport's powerhouse nations

(The Province) Athletics: Harry Jerome Track Classic: Evan Dunfee, Christabel Nettey focus on upcoming national competition
With the Canadian nationals and the U.S. nationals going next week, and then the World Championships next month the name of the game was getting ready

(AW) Athletics: Max Burgin comes of age with 1:43.52 for 800m
With a stunning victory in Turku the 20-year-old goes No.4 on the UK all-time 800m rankings

(The Star) Athletics: Yego sets bar higher despite winning gold in Mauritius
* Julius Yego is not happy with his performance, aims to get back on track.
* Ruling Olympic Champion Peris Jepchirchir is targeting a record breaking attempt in the London, Berlin and Chicago Olympics come next year

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Oslo Diamond League: Preview, schedule and stars to watch
The next stop on this season's Diamond League is Oslo, where many of the world's finest athletes will compete at the Bislett Games. Find out everything you need to know about the competition, which takes place this week on 16 June

    June 14, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(MSN) Women in Sport: New poll finds majority of Americans against trans athletes in female sports
* States across the country are enacting laws barring transgender female athletes from competing on women’s sports teams
* Results of a nationally representative U.S. sample suggest the majority of Americans agree with the bans
* The majority of poll participants were parents and self-identified as sports fans

(ChatNewsToday) Athletics: Sage Watson ending her 2022 racing season

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Olympic champion Warner not feeling pressure as he readies to compete in Canada

(Yahoo) Athletics: Adidas Sues Nike Over Alleged Infringement On Certain Technologies

(BBC) Athletics: Ron Hill: Running great honoured with Accrington 10k race
Olympic marathon runner Ron Hill is to be posthumously honoured with a new race in the town where he was born

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Interview: Joseph Fahnbulleh Is The Fastest Man In The NCAA
Florida's Joseph Fahnbulleh put together thrilling finishes to win the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships to lead the Gators to the team title.

(The Critic) Women in Sport: Steals on wheels
Women are having their cycling podium places stolen from under their noses by trans-identified men

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Peres Jepchirchir to defend New York City Marathon title
* She also said that having mastered the New York Course will help her better last year's time.
* I know it shall be a competitive race but I will do my best to retain my title,” added Jepchirchir.
* New York City Marathon will return at full capacity with 50,000 runners expected

Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala: I want to run 9.60 seconds at World Championships
* Omanyala said that his only goal when he landed in Mauritius was to win the Africa title after having set a new African record at the Kip Kieno Classic last year with a time of 9.85 seconds.
* No African has ever won a medal at the World Championships but it can be achieved now,” said Omanyala, who turned his focus to the World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games trials from June 24 to 25 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

(Diamond League) Athletics:Oslo: How To Follow The Meeting
Find out how to watch live as Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Mondo Duplantis and Keely Hodgkinson continue their 2022 Wanda Diamond League campaigns in Oslo this Thursday

(The Star) Athletics: Amina urges Team Kenya to aim higher in Oregon, Birmingham
* Team Kenya led the medal standings during the five-day competition, harvesting a total of 23 medals
* She also promised that the government will discuss with relevant stakeholders on restructuring the prize money structure
* African 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala said he wants to be the first African to win a sprints medal in a World Championship

(AC) Athletics: Road To Langley: ALysha Newman's New Groove
The two-time Olympian and Canadian record holder in the pole vault used her time recovering from a concussion to find a new passion: the heptathlon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field All-America

Paavo Nurmi Games - Turku, Finland

    June 13, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics: Past champions, longtime volunteers highlight award winners on Grandma’s Marathon weekend
The awards will be presented at several different events throughout the 2022 race weekend, and media is invited to cover each of those events

( Athletics: Peres Jepchirchir to Defend Title at 2022 TCS New York City Marathon

(Olympuic Channel) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen reveals future plans as athletics history beckons
Norway’s Tokyo 2020 1500m champion has Paris 2024 firmly in his sights, but as he revealed to, the aim may now be “back-to-back-to-back” Olympic titles

(IndyStar) Athletics: Indiana state champion Addy Wiley smashes national high school record in 1,600 meters

(inDurham) Athletics: Oshawa Olympian and Pan An Games gold medalist Matt Hughes hangs up his spikes

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo: Five Things To Look Out For
Keely Hodgkinson and Mondo Duplantis will both be aiming to make it three wins in three when they compete at the sixth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Oslo on Thursday

(Runner's World) Athletics: Maybe Now Everyone Will Stop Talking About What Katelyn Tuohy Did in High School
By winning her first individual NCAA title, the NC State runner can put the unreasonable pressure in her rearview mirror

(The Guardian) Athletics: Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen runs third-fastest 110m hurdles in history
Olympian had successful track career before turning to football - Philadelphia signed 27-year-old this NFL off-season

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Paavo Nurmi Games 2022: Javelin ace Neeraj Chopra returns to action - watch live streaming
India’s Tokyo 2020 champion hasn’t competed since winning his historic Olympic gold medal last year. Watch live!

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA President Banka underlines importance of monitoring Russia even after Ukraine invasion
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Witold Banka has revealed that they are keeping "an open line of communication" with Russia, despite the invasion of Ukraine, to ensure they do "not give a free pass to cheats."

(WA) Athletics: Tebogo cruises to 200m title, Enekwechi throws record at African Championships

(USATF) Athletics: USATF NYC Grand Prix provides star-studded performances
(ABC) Philadelphia Eagles WR Devon Allen runs third-fastest 110-meter hurdles ever with time of 12.84

(Yahoo) Athletics: Keira D’Amato Sets a New Women’s Record at the NYRR Mini 10K

(Olympic Channel) Athletics:New York Grand Prix Sydney McLaughlin pulls out, Devon Allen stuns Grant Holloway, wins for Sha'Carri, Coleman, and Noah Lyles
(National Post) Coleman, Hobbs wins 100 meters races at NYC Grand Prix

(MNC) Athletics: Abby Steiner crushes NCAA 200m record, runs epic 4x400m relay leg

    June 12, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Athletics: Kenya top medals table at African Athletics Championships
Kenya ended top of the medals table for a second straight time as the African Athletics Championships came to a close in Mauritius on Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Two more gold medals for Kenya in Africa Senior Championships
* Imali gave a chase, but it wasn't good enough as she settled second in 23.43 seconds, losing the battle to Seyni Aminatou from Niger in 23.04. Rhoda Njobvu settled for bronze in 23.51
* Wiseman Were clinched bronze for Kenya in the 400m hurdles, while Daniel Simiu won silver in the 5000m

(ITU) Triathlon: Beaugrand returns in style and outruns the British stars in Leeds
(BBC) World Triathlon Series: Great Britain finish second behind Germany in mixed relay
Great Britain finished second in the mixed relay at the World Triathlon Championship Series in Leeds

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Revisiting the controversial doping case that cost Ngugi nearly Sh9.36m
* The position of the military was that none of its athletes had been informed of the new out-of-season drug testing

(Yahoo) Athletics: Abby Steiner crushes NCAA 200m record, runs epic 4x400m relay leg

(Mirror) Athletics: Olympic champion accuses IOC of ‘giving birth to new war’ and urges end to Russia ban
Mariya Lasitskene has called on IOC president Thomas Bach to end the ban against Russian and Belarusian athletes which is preventing them from competing

(USATF) Athletics: Star-studded field of Olympic and world champions set for USATF NYC Grand Prix

(Putside Online) Athletics: Edna Kiplagat Is the Queen of Persistence
Some words of wisdom from one of the most consistently excellent marathoners of the past decade

(Spiked Online) The linguistic war on womankind
How the word ‘woman’ became verboten in woke society

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Moh Ahmed runs season-best 5,000m time at Rome Diamond League
Olympic silver medallist crosses finish line in 5th place at 12:55.84

(Tri247) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee suffered broken elbow in WTCS Leeds crash
Home race ends in disaster for Great Britain star

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Men’s 100/200 — Big Fahnbulleh Double
Joe Fahnbulleh twice showed that the end of the race is more important than the beginning

USATF NYC Grand Prix - New York, NY
NBC Coverage 4 PM EDT

    June 11, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Spiked Online) Women in Sport: Emily Bridges and the threat to women’s sport
There is nothing fair or inclusive about biological males entering women’s competitions

(Fox News) Women in Sport: I'm a female collegiate athlete fighting for the future of women's sports
Women racers can't compete against trans athletes, but they don't have a choice

Athletics: Two-time Olympian Senbere Teferi and two-time Paralympic medalist Susannah Scaroni Win Titles at 50th Anniversary of Mastercard® New York Mini 10K
Trailblazers of the sport Kathrine Switzer, Jacki Marsh-Dixon, Deena Kastor and members of the ‘Six Who Sat’ honored in Central Park

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: How to watch the New York Grand Prix featuring Sydney McLaughlin, Noah Lyles, Sha’Carri Richardson and others
Olympic hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin leads a stellar cast of athletes at the inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meet in New York City

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Classy Nyaga claims Africa 10,000m title
* Nyaga, who had on Thursday claimed bronze in 5,000m, clocked 32 minutes and 12.61 minutes to ensure that Kenya retained the women's crown on Saturday in the ongoing continental event in Reduit, Mauritius
* Rachel Chebet from Uganda timed 32:17.66 to settle for silver as Ethiopia Meseret Gebre Dekebo took bronze in 32:25.97
Omanyala out of contention for Africa 200m title
* However, Omanyala’s compatriots Dan Kiviasi and Mike Mokamba are through to semi-finals of the 200m
* Also to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s 200m were national 200m champion and record holder Maximilla Imali and Millicent Ndoro

(ITU) Triathlon:Wilde runs his way to his first-ever WTCS victory in Leeds
(BBC) World Triathlon Series: Hayden Wilde apologises for crash which ended Jonny Brownlee and Alex Yee's race
(Royal Gazette) Dame Flora Duffy seventh at WTCS Leeds

(RRW) Athletics: Teferi Captures Mini 10-K Title At Historic 50th Running
Fifty years after California teenager Jacki Dixon won the first edition of the Mastercard New York Mini 10-K --the world's first-ever road race for women, founded in 1972-- Ethiopian Olympian Senbere Teferi took the title at the 50th edition here today in 30:43, the second-fastest time ever at this historic event

Athletics: Past champions, record holders highlight star-studded fields at 2022 Grandma’s Marathon weekend
Returning champions will highlight both Grandma’s Marathon men’s and women’s fields, as 2021 champions Milton Rotich and Dakotah Lindwurm are each returning to defend their titles

(BBC) Athletics: Anita Wlodarczyk: Polish hammer thrower to have surgery after thwarting car thief
Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk says she will have surgery on an injury sustained while apprehending a thief who broke into her car

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 388: Maddie Alm – Sports Dietitian and Team Boss Athlete Talks Breakthroughs in 2021
Maddie Alm is a registered dietitian. She has her own practice called Fueling Forward and she specializes in sports nutrition for endurance athletes. She has a unique journey of her own as an average high school runner to an NCAA DI All-American to a USA Olympic Trials finalist. She had a huge year last year where she qualified for her first Olympic Trials. She was ranked 29th in the 5,000m and went on to place 12th in the final. She debuted the half marathon in 71:31 at the Houston Half. She runs with Team Boss and is coached by Joe Bosshard

(The Star) Athletics:For Canadian Olympic shot-putter Sarah Mitton, height doesn’t measure heave
A change in technique helped turn the five-foot-six Olympian, the shortest thrower in her group, into a record-breaker bound for her first Diamond League meet

(WA) Athletics: McLaughlin and Thomas at the double in New York
Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin is one of five individual Tokyo medallists competing in the USATF New York Grand Prix on Sunday (12) as many top US athletes gear up for their national championships — the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 qualifier — later this month

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith gives Commonwealth Games boost with race announcement
Briton will compete in either the 100m or 200m in Birmingham - Race could be ‘event of the championships’, says Asher-Smith
(The Mail) Asher-Smith: I couldn’t miss out on home Games

Mastercard New York Mini 10K - New York, NY
Watch Live Free on USATF TV

    June 10, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: The Mini At 50 - Still Changing Lives
It's often hard to put a finger on the exact moment when there was a critical shift in history, but for women's running that's easy: June 3, 1972

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Toronto teen Micaiah Ellis has world-class speed, at a school with no track team
A shortage of teachers willing to volunteer as coaches, after the toll taken by the pandemic, is a problem in Ontario high schools at a time when more students are looking to get back to sports

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Otautau to Texas, living the American college dream
The number of talented Kiwi sporting kids heading to the United States on college scholarships is growing by the year, and Southland provides some glowing examples. Logan Savory reports

(NBC) Athletics: Anita Wlodarczyk, hammer legend, injured while chasing thief who tried to steal her car

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith to run at Commonwealths in busy summer
British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith says she could not resist including a home Commonwealth Games in her busy summer

(WA) Athletics: Bass makes history at African Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Prudence Sekgodiso: 'No-one can beat me - but I am not the next Caster Semenya'
South Africa's rising athletics star Prudence Sekgodiso expects to emulate compatriot Caster Semenya by capturing her first international track title in Mauritius this weekend

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp ruled out of Commonwealth Games after injury 'setback'
Lynsey Sharp has revealed an injury has ended her chances of competing at this summer’s World Championships and Commonwealth Games

(WSJ*) Athletics: How Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir Became the Most Unconventional Marathon Champion
After winning the Olympic, New York City and Boston Marathons in the past year, Jepchirchir is back in the Big Apple for a 10

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Camryn Rogers wins NCAA title with 9th-best hammer throw in history
Richmond, B.C., native shatters own Canadian, U.S. collegiate records with 77.67m toss

(Diamond League) Athletics: Jackson stuns big guns on record night in Rome
Shericka Jackson sprung a surprise in the women's 200m as the meeting records fell like flies on a sparkling evening at the fifth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Rome

(BBC) Athletics: Photo-finish hands Ferdinand Omanyala Africa's 100m crown by 0.003 seconds
Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala became African men's 100m champion after beating defending champion Akani Simbine of South African by just three thousandths of a second in Mauritius

(The Guardian) Athletics: Anyika Onuora: ‘I couldn’t tell anyone – a lot of abuse in sport is swept under the rug’
British Olympic medal-winning athlete on how a system skewed against black sportswomen left her feeling alone in the face of sexual assault and racism

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith third as Shericka Jackson wins Diamond League 200m in Rome
ritain's Dina Asher-Smith finished third in the 200m at the Rome Diamond League as Jamaica's Shericka Jackson won ahead of Elaine Thompson-Herah

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Men’s 10,000 Kicks Off NCAA Track Action
Dylan Jacobs outsprinted Alex Maier to win the first running final of the 2022 NCAA

    June 9, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Spiked Online) Women in Sport: Emily Bridges and the threat to women’s sport
There is nothing fair or inclusive about biological males entering women’s competitions

(CNN)Athletics: Nike is shutting down its Run Club app in China

(RRW) Athletics: Seidel Withdraws From Mastercard Mini 10-K Citing Medical Treatment
Olympic Marathon bronze medalist Molly Seidel has withdrawn from Saturday's 50th running of the Mastercard New York Mini 10-K here citing a regulatory complication with a treatment she is receiving for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD

(The Star) Athletics: Moraa predicts a tough race at Roma DL as she faces Olympians
* Moraa and Olympic Games semifinalist Lamote will be renewing their rivalry in Rome
* •In the 3,000m steeplechase, Commonwealth Games 3,000m bronze medalist Abraham Kibiwott is a doubt after picking back injury ahead of the African Senior Athletics Championships in Reduit, Mauritius

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Ekevwo, Godbless hit 100m final in Mauritius, Ogunlewe flops

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk – We Can Be Fierce
Carrie welcomes Olympian Aliphine Tuliamuk back to the show! They discuss the early days of the pandemic, what she’s been up to lately (becoming a wife, a mom, an Olympian!), how she’s been crushing it on the roads lately, the good/bad/ugly of her life, and so much more!

(CBC) Athletics:DeBues-Stafford aims to be 'smart, patient' with injury recovery ahead of track worlds
Runner skipping Golden Gala in Rome, where Moh Ahmed leads Canadian contingent

(RRW) Athletics: Cow Harbor To Host 2022 USATF 10-K Championships
United States Track & Field (USATF) has selected the Great Cow Harbor 10-K Run to host the 2022 USATF 10-K Championships for men and women in Northport, N.Y., about a 90-minute drive east of New York City

(BBC) Athletics: Ethiopia's Mogos Tuemay takes African men's 10,000m title in Mauritius
Ethiopian newcomer Mogos Tuemay won the men's 10,000m title on the first day of the African Athletics Championships in Mauritius

(AP News) Athletics: AP Interview: Allyson Felix ‘humbled’ by rivals’ praise

Diamond League Rome - Italy
IAAF Youtube Coverage

    June 8, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: David Lappartient: The doping days of Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich will never be back
Exclusive interview with the UCI president on all matters doping and the fight for clean cycling.

(Daily Mail) Womn in Sport: 'I'd be BANNED from swimming if I had as much testosterone as Emily Bridges': Olympian Sharron Davies slams trans cyclist as 'NOT female' in furious response to her laughing at claims she has a 'competitive advantage'
* Fresh trans row has broken out after Emily Bridges said she has no advantage over biological women
* Sharron Davies said she would be banned from swimming if she had 'as much testosterone as Emily Bridges'
* Bridges said she suffered a wave of physical violence threats after Boris Johnson's intervention
* The Prime Minister said in April that 'biological men shouldn't compete in women's sports'

(Diamond League) Athletics: Rome: How To Follow The Meeting

(BBC) Athletics: Rome Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith praises inspirational Allyson Felix
Dina Asher-Smith says American legend Allyson Felix has been an inspiration as they prepare for Thursday's 200m Diamond League race in Rome

(BA) Athletics: Muir and Asher-Smith among those set for Rome Diamond League

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Omanyala sets fastest time to ease into semis of Africa Senior Champs
* National 100m champion Maximilla Imali and 2015 Africa Games 100m silver medallist Eunice Kadogo also eased through to the semi-finals of their 100m races.
* Imali clocked 11.50 seconds to finish second in the first heat won by 2019 African Games 100m silver medallist Gina Bass from Gambian in 11.36

(Irish Times) Athletics: Delany claims place in Collegiate Athlete hall of Fame
Inaugural awards celebrate the 100th staging of the famed National Collegiate Athletic Association track and field championships

(USTFCCCA) Athltics: The Bowerman: 2022 Women’s Watch List Update #7
The Bowerman: 2022 Men’s Watch List Update #7

(WA) Athletics: Global medallists ready for rematches in Rome

(Mirror) Athletics: 'I was sexually assaulted and racially abused - all while competing for my country'
Anyika Onuora won Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth sprinting and relay medals during 12 years competing for Great Britain and England. But behind her medal-winning smiles lay a journey f

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(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix faces fellow Olympic champs in Rome; Diamond League TV, stream schedule

Athletics: World record-holder Sydney McLaughlin to headline two events at USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sun., June 12
The New Jersey-native double Olympic champion will compete at the Continental Tour Gold event at Icahn Stadium in the 100 meters hurdles and the 400 meters dash

    June 7, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Athletics: African Athletics Championships 'can be showcase' for Mauritius
Mauritius hopes hosting the African Athletics Championships for the third time will shine a light on the country's ability to successfully organise major sports events

(The Times) Health and Fitness: Why women and men need to exercise differently
Fat burning, heart health, stamina — how you respond to exercise is affected by your sex, the experts tell Peta Bee

(CBC) Athletics: A whirlwind weekend for hurdlers Sydney McLaughlin and Karsten Warholm

(Diamond League) Athletics: Rome: Five Things To Look Out For
Gianmarco Tamberi makes a triumphant return to home soil while Dina Asher-Smith will be looking to defend her meeting record against Elaine Thompson-Herah at the fifth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Rome this Thursday

(The Independent) Athletics: Eilish McColgan beats mum Liz’s Scottish 10,000m record in Holland
Liz McColgan, a former world champion and now her daughter’s coach, ran the previous Scottish best at the same venue 31 years ago

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Mitton 3rd in women's shot put at Continental Tour meet in the Netherlands
National record holder throws 19.24m; Canadian runner DeBues-Stafford misses 800

Athletics: Sprint sensation Sha’Carri Richardson to take on Olympic medalist Gabby Thomas at USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sun., Jun 12
Star-studded US sprint clashes highlight Continental Tour Gold event at Icahn Stadium two weeks out from Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

(Tri247) Triathlon: Mark Allen: Sub7Sub8 amazing, but Laura Philipp is the weekend MVP
Mark Allen reflects on an astonishing weekend of Ironman racing in Germany

(AW) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin runs 51.61 for 400m hurdles – overseas round-up
American runs third fastest 400m hurdles ever but doubts over correct placing of barriers may invalidate time as we present our weekly international round-up

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan beats Letesenbet Gidey - and mother Liz's time - as she sets Scottish 10,000m best
Eilish McColgan has smashed the Scottish record as she won a 10,000m race in Hengelo, 25 seconds ahead of world record holder Letesenbet Gidey
(AW) Eilish McColgan storms to 10,000m victory in Hengelo
The 31-year-old goes No.2 on the UK all-time rankings with 30:19.02 as she races away from Ethiopia’s finest in their world champs trial

    June 6, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(EA) Athletics: McColgan runs a solo 30:19.02 10,000m in Hengelo

(NBC) Athletics: Karsten Warholm stops after one hurdle at Rabat Diamond League

(Sky Sports) Women in Sports: Sky Sports News investigation finds only three female sport statues in UK
Female sporting statues: Sky Sports News investigation finds less than 2 per cent of sport statues in the UK are of female athletes; former England footballer Lily Parr, two-time Wimbledon champion Dorothy Round and Olympic pentathlon winner Lady Mary Peters

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Karsten Warholm fears hamstring is torn just six weeks before World Athletics Championships start

( Athletics: Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Planning a Stick-up of Elite Athletess

(WA) Athletics: El Bakkali rocks Rabat with world-leading steeplechase victory

(RunningUSA) Athletics: Thousands of Runners Cross the Finish Line in the Inaugural Bank of America Chicago 13.1

(CBC) Athletics: Poor start in Morocco costs sprinter Jerome Blake chance at 2nd straight 200m win
Canadian 5th in Diamond League race; teammate Will Paulson 11th in men's 1,500

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Jake Wightman leads British 1500m one-two but Karsten Warholm hurt

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Wanyonyi stuns Olympic medalists for maiden Diamond League win
* Cherono clocked a season’s best of 8:40.29 for her first Diamond League victory since 2015, beating Briton Amy-Eloise Markovc to second place in PB 8:40.32
* But Cherono had to give a frantic chase before overtaking Markovc in the last 30m to win.
* “I'm so delighted to win today. I had to push myself harder in the last 15m after I took charge and that resulted in achieving my season best. I now need to get ready for the trials for the World championship,” said Cherono

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame will induct stellar inaugural class in Eugene

    June 5, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics: Deb Pawlowicz inductediInto Grandma’s Marathon Hall of Fame
Last of Six Inductees Planned for Class of 2022

(WA) Athletics: Bol, Gidey and Duplantis aim to put on a show in Hengelo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Felix Kirwa wins Stockholm Marathon
* Kirwa crossed the finish line in 2 hours 11 minutes and 08 seconds ahead of Eritrea's Merhawi Kesete who timed 2:11:45 while another Kenyan John Langat sealed the podium positions in 2:12:39
* In the women category, Haileslase ran alongside Kenya's Pauline Korikwiang before dropping her in the last few kilometers to win in 2:31:48 with Korikwiang settling for second in 2:32:18
(Daily Star) Stockholm marathon scandal as three race leaders run the wrong way leaving them 'unhappy'
The trio of Felix Kirwa, Merhawi Kesete and Anbesa Tesfaye were setting the pace in the Stockholm Marathon before realising they were all heading in the wrong direction
(The SUn UK) Felix Kirwa wins marathon despite running extra 1.1km after being sent WRONG way by blundering officials in Stockholm

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Trans women cyclists who used to compete as men take first and second place in new 'non-binary' race - leaving young mother in third
* The independent race aimed to be inclusive for trans and non-binary people
* It was won by Emily Bridges who was pictured on the podium on social media
* It comes amid a heated row about trans rights in elite sports such as cyclin

(BBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah chases maiden world gold
Five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah says the prospect of winning her first individual world gold is a key motivation for her season

(AW) Athletics: Tokyo nearly man Fred Kerley determined to win gold in Oregon
After coming to close to Olympic 100m glory, the versatile American sprinter is aiming “to do more damage” across a range of events this season

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Caster Semenya confirmed for returning Cork City Sports
The event makes it return after a two-year absence due to Covid restrictions and this will be the 69th edition

(USATF) Athletics: D’Amato Victorious at the USATF Women’s 6 km Championships

Chicago 13.1 - Chicago, IL

Diamond League Rabat - Morocco
BBC Coverage

    June 4, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AI) Athletics: Haven’t heard of William Paulson? That’s okay, watch him Sunday at the Rabat Diamond League meet in the 1500m event

(Times-Union) Athletics: After a year off, Allie Ostrander returns and wins Freihofer's Run for Women
With a finish time of 15:48, the Seattle women earned the $3,000 first place prize

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Can Elaine Thompson-Herah break Flo-Jo's 100m world record?
With Elaine Thompson-Herah aiming to break Florence Griffith-Joyner's 34-year-old 100m world record at this year's World Championships, we take a look at the 10 fastest women's 100m times of all time

(Track and Field News) Athletics: A Data-Driven Analysis Of ”The Shoe Effect”
World Athletics Data Analysis – Synopsis

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Biological Males Take Top 2 Spots in “Inclusive” Women’s Cycling Division

(USATF) Athletics: Talented Field Set to Compete at the USATF Women’s 6 km Road Championships presented by Toyota

(Al Jazeera) Athletics: Running from murder and abuse in Kenya
Kenya’s running reputation has been tarnished after two female athletes were murdered

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Discus ace Connor Bell shrugs off bad breaks to zero in on Commonwealth Games glory

(WA) Athletics: Nowicki and Wlodarczyk victorious in Bydgoszcz

(Times-Union) Athletics: Freihofer's Run for Women returns on Saturday

Freihofer's Run for Women - Albany, NY

USATF Women's 6 km Road Championships - Canton, OH

    June 3, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Diamond League) Athletics: Rabat: Five Things To Look Out For
Karsten Warholm begins his title charge, while Soufiane El Bakkali is out to delight the home crowd at the fourth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Rabat this Sunday

(Harry Jerome) Athletics: The Jerome Classic Will Feature World Class Throwing Events With Indigenous Flavour At Ubc On Monday, June 13

(WA) Athletics: Road to Oregon22 – six key talking points with six weeks to go

(AC) Athletics: Athletics Canada Selects Initial Team Members For 2022 World Athletics Championships

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 386: Stephen Haas – Head Coach and Founder of Dark Sky Distance and Agent at Total Sports

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Chepng’etich steps up preps for major races
* During the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that were held last year, Chepng’etich defended her 1,500m title that she had previously won at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
* In the 3,000m steeplechase, another top Kenyan athlete, Celliphine Chespol, will be seeking to qualify for the world championships

(Tri247) Athletics: Is Blummenfelt unbeatable? Norwegian star on SUB7 bid
Olympic king is full of confidence heading into SUB7
‘Absolutely bonkers’ – Skipper targets 6:47 and Sub7 win over Blu
Data expert Graeme Acheson joins us to give his verdict on what look some ambitious Sub7 predictions

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Vancouver’s SeaWheeze Half Marathon has reached its finish line
SeaWheeze was set to celebrate its 11th year, attracting 10,000 runners from around the world

(CBC) Athletics: How a shift in mentality made running fun again for Canada's Paulson after missed Olympics
2019 Canadian champ set for 1,500-metre Diamond League debut Sunday in Morocco

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

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan column: 'I want to stop kids being priced out of athletics'
I loved my home track in Dundee when I was a kid. It meant everything to me. But looking back, it wasn't the best

(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track & Field Athlete Erik Kynard Jr. Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(BBC) Athletics: Commonwealth Games 2022: Midwife Taylah Spence eyes wedding and Scotland team delivery
Orkney midwife Taylah Spence hopes to deliver Scottish Commonwealth Games success a matter of days after getting married this summer

(RRW) Athletics: 50th Mastercard New York Mini 10-K To Feature 12 Olympians
New York Road Runners will celebrate the 50th running of the Mastercard New York Mini 10-K in style on Saturday, June 11, when a dozen Olympians will lead the field of the world's first-ever road race for women, founded in 1972

    June 2, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Russian, Belarusian athletes banned from track worlds barring end to war in Ukraine
Oregon meet marks largest international sports event since Paralympics

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Athletics Championships in Oregon will cement the legend of Pre

(RunningUSA) Athletics: 12 Olympians and 5 Paralympians to Lead Star-Studded Lineup at 50th Anniversary of Mastercard® New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 11
U.S. Olympians Emily Sisson, Molly Seidel, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Rachel (Schneider) Smith to headline strong American contingent in open division

World 100m Champion Christian Coleman to race USATF New York Grand Prix on Sun., June 12
Key sprints and middle-distance matchups to highlight new event at Icahn Stadium event

Athletics: Lee Wesselius: Running Veterinarian to Run Toronto Waterfront 10K
Lee Wesselius surprised many with his bronze medal for Canada at the 2022 NACAC Half Marathon Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan cast expected to light up Rabat Diamond League
* Abel Kipsang will be Kenya's sole representative in the 1,500m race
* Former Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion Mercy Cherono (8:51.69) will compete in the 3,000m race alongside her compatriot the World Under-20 3,000m champion Teresiah Muthoni (8:19.08)
* In the 3,000m steeplechase men’s race, world champion Conseslus Kipruto (8:00.12) will renew rivalry with Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali (7:58.15) who will be looking to shine at home

(WA) Athletics: Wide open combined events contests set for Arona

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Trans swimmer Lia Thomas' teammates suggest UPenn protected her because she helps them WIN: College higher ups 'told the girls their lives would be over' if they questioned her 'non-negotiable' place - as she eyes a place at the Olympics
* Lia Thomas' teammates spoke anonymously to documentary maker Matt Walsh
* They suggested that UPenn wanted to keep her in their team to win medals
* The team climbed seven places in the college leaderboards from 27th to 20th after Lia joined as a woman
* College sports teams enjoy lucrative sponsorships from companies - UPenn's athletics division is sponsored in part by Coca Cola
* But the teammate said the team's wins felt 'tainted' because of Lia's advantage
* Doctors say there is no escaping the advantage she has having gone through puberty as a male
* Lia however thinks she should be able to compete as a girl because that is how she identifies
* She told Good Morning America on Tuesday that she wants to compete in the Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Chepng’etich steps up preps for major races
* During the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that were held last year, Chepng’etich defended her 1,500m title that she had previously won at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
* In the 3,000m steeplechase, another top Kenyan athlete, Celliphine Chespol, will be seeking to qualify for the world championships

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen eyes mile glory in Oslo
Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen is hoping to become the first of his brothers to win the mile at Oslo's Bislett Games at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in the Norwegian capital this month

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sage Hurta – Where My Heart Was
Carrie interviews Sage Hurta! The NCAA Champion joins the show to talk about her rise in the sport, her childhood, her engagement to Olympian Joe Klecker, her goals for the summer, reality TV, and so much more!

(State of Swimming) Women in Sport: Nancy Hogshead-Makar To Trans Champion Lia Thomas: ‘Sports Not Based On Identity But Biology … Advantages Of Male Puberty Cannot Be Rolled Back – It Isn’t Fair”
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, the three-times Olympic swimming champion and civil rights lawyer, has invited Lia Thomas to think again after the first trans athlete in history to claim an NCAA women’s swimming title insisted that sportsmen with two decade of male development have no advantage over women swimmers when they transition

(Reality's Last Stand) Women in Sport: Debunking Lia Thomas
Female sports do not exist to serve as group therapy for miserable males

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: No new World Record for U20 4x100 Jamaicans
Jamaica’s under-20 girls’ 4x100m world record at the Carifta Games in April will not be ratified by track and field governing body, World Athletics

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Canadian Dick Pound's IOC tenure coming to close with retirement at age 80
Ontario native served in multiple roles with organization over 44 years

(Diamond League) Athletics: Thompson-Herah, Stahl and Niyonsaba among title defenders in Rabat

(CBC) Athletics: Remembering the wacky Donovan Bailey vs. Michael Johnson 150m race
The track stars settled a heated debate 25 years ago today

(TMZ) Women in Sport: Olympian Nancy Hogshead Fires Back At Trans Athlete Lia Thomas ... 'it Isn't Fair'

    June 1, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(NBC) Athletics: Karsten Warholm returns for Rabat Diamond League; TV, live stream schedule

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: We missed the boat on Bolt!
Mills laments failure of athletics to capitalise on popularity of world’s fastest man

(CBC) Athletics: The Unknown History of the Bailey vs Johnson 150-metre showdown
It’s been 25 years since the title of ‘The World’s Fastest Man’ was put on the line in Toronto, when the Olympic 100m and 200m winners split the difference in a 150m-race. Rob Pizzo takes you behind the scenes of the most bizarre race in Canadian track history

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why We Should Embrace Post-Race Emptiness
Jakob Ingebrigtsen may be a 21-year-old wunderkind, but he’s already learned an important truth about the fleeting satisfaction of success

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas shows it was always about transgender priority, not equality

(Outside Online) Athletics: Braveheart Runners Gives New Energy to Kenyan Runners’ Racing Dreams
The new foundation is supported by Scott Sports

(Olympic Channel0 Athletics: Allyson Felix second in Ostrava Golden Spike 200m
The USA legend finished in 22.78, half a second behind winner Aminatou Seyni who broke Niger's national record. Elsewhere, Dutch athlete Femke Bol set a new world record in the 300m hurdles

(BBC) Athletics: Christine Mboma: Namibian sprinter out of African Championships
Namibia's Olympic 200m silver medallist Christine Mboma will miss this month's African Athletics Championships after failing to recover from a thigh injury

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Title IX was intended to close the gender gap in college athletics. But schools are rigging the numbers

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 10
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 10

(Fast Women) Athletics: Brenna Detra forges her own path
Detra breaks through with a 1:59 800m after putting law school on hold and finding a new coach

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian sprinter Jerome Blake earns 1st 200m win of season at Ostrava Golden Spike
Defeats Elijah Hall of U.S., teammate Brendon Rodney 4th in Continental Tour race

(BBC) Athletics: Reece Prescod wins 100m in Czech Republic with personal best of 9.93 seconds
Great Britain's Reece Prescod won the 100m at the Golden Spike athletics meet in Ostrava with a new personal best

(AI) Athletics: Kinsey Middleton’s Ottawa marathon, a surprise win and an indicator of faster times to come
Every “Go Canada” and “Go Kinsey” helped propel me to that finish — the energy of the crowd and other racers was truly electric. Now that the race is over, I’m already looking at what’s to come. I still think that 2:28 fitness is there (especially on a flatter and faster course), so I’m hoping to line up to race again soon

(Outside Online ) Athletics: You Can’t Be a Champion Without “Sisu”
Four Finnish runners explain the nuanced meanings of "sisu," the legendary trait that epitomizes the essence of great distance runners

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