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Runner's Web March 2019 FrontPage Archive

  March 31, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Hamilton Spectator) Athletics: Kemoi and Emebet win Around the Bay Road Race
Pidhoresky second in bid for 3rd straight title

(NY Times) Running: The Races Are Virtual but the Running Is Real
Participants in virtual races run whenever they can, wherever they can, and say they still have some of the sense of being part of a crowd, even if they’re running alone

(Runner's World) Athletics: World Cross Country Championships Batter Runners With Challenging New Course
This event is already being called one of the toughest XC races ever designed

(IAAF) Athletics: IAAF and Athletics Kenya reach understanding on new Diamond League format

(Vanguard) Athletics: Two Records down; one more to go for Okagbare Ighoteguonor

(Reuters) Athletics: New Diamond League won't disadvantage African athletes: IAAF

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Impressive Obiri turns focus back to track

(IAAF) Athletics: Road round-up: Masai and Kipkoech claim Kenyan double in Warsaw

(ITU) Triathlom:Angelica Olmo crowned with first ever world cup victory in New Plymouth
Luke Willian wins the battle in New Plymouth

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive - Steve Cram says health and safety in schools is hobbling British athletics

Around the Bay 30K Road Race - Hamilton, ON
  March 30, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 172: Brad Stulberg
Brad Stulberg is a writer, a coach, and he speaks on the well-being of human performance. He is the co-author of the brand new book "The Passion Paradox" which he wrote with Steve Magness; their second book together. (First book; "Peak Performance")

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF perseveres to earn fourth in mixed relay at 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

(RRW) Athletics: Cheptegei Rebounds From Kampala Meltdown To Take World Cross Country Gold
In Kampala two years ago Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei tried to run away with the men's senior title at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships

(CBC) Athletics: Lalonde posts best Canadian result at cross-country worlds
Montreal native finishes in 20th at Aarhus, Denmark race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor stunned! Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei claims gold in Denmark
(IAAF) Senior men's report: Cheptegei dethrones Kamworor and leads Ugandan 1-2 in Aarhus
Senior women’s report: Dominant Obiri makes history in Aarhus

(CTV) Athletics: CTV Exclusive: Athletics Canada investigating Ottawa Lions track and field club president Ken Porter

Athletics: New Courses Announced For St. Jude Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half-Marathon
Annual Race to Bring Focus on Running, Music and Community with Distances for Everyone

(IAAF) Athletics: World XC - U20 men’s report: Mengesha leads Ethiopian 1-2

(CBC) Athletics: 125 years running - Here are some fast facts about the Around the Bay Road Race
There were no races during WWI and women weren't allowed to enter until 1979

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Three British athletes working with drug cheat Tyson Gay's coach Lance Brauman at training group in Florida
* Three British Athletes funded by UK Athletics are working with Lance Brauman
* He is the coach who led convicted drug cheat Tyson Gay to three world titles
* Matthew Hudson-Smith has been joined by Desiree Henry and Jazmin Sawyers
* Brauman spent a year in prison for fraud, theft and embezzlement in 2007

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Big Read - Jacko Gill opens up on life-threatening illness and stalled career

(EWM) Women in Sport: Athletics SA - IAAF breached confidentiality agreement in Caster Semenya case
Athletics South Africa said confidentiality agreements were entered into by the IAAF, Caster Semenya, and ASA ahead of arbitration at CAS

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World Cross Country: Ethiopia too good for Kenya in Mixed Relay
(IAAF) Mixed relay report: Ethiopia gains revenge on Kenya

(Stuff NZ) Athletics:Dame Valerie Adams gives birth to baby boy in Auckland

(IAAF) Athletics: Steeplers Moller and Frerichs ready to face the Aarhus course challenge
(The Star) Kipruto, Manangoi lead Kenya’s charge in mixed relays as they seek to defend the title
* The east African powerhouse will return to action well armed for a successful title defence.
* ipruto brings solid cross country credentials to the start line, courtesy of a fifth-place showing in the U20 race in 2013

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2019 London Marathon
You don’t want to miss the fastest marathoner in the world attempt to break his own record
* Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to win his fourth London Marathon title.
* Americans Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson will line up against a stacked international women’s field.
* The race is Sunday, April 28, and can be viewed on BBC 1, BBC2, and NBC Sports Network.

(Mirror) Women in Sport: Gabby Logan sparks fury by claiming transgender women have advantage in sport
EXCLUSIVE: Presenter echoes sentiments of Martina Navratilova in controversial debate over whether transgender women have an unfair advantage

IAAF World XC Championships - Aarhus, Denmark
Event Website
BBC Webcast
CBC Webcast

  March 29, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(USATF) Athletics; Team USATF ready for tough course at 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor, Obiri lead Kenya’s charge in Denmark

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: China and Russia dominate list of latest sanctions revealed by AIU
China and Russia dominate the Athletics Integrity Unit’s latest monthly list of sanctions with the countries having had seven and nine athletes, respectively, hit with bans

(RRW) Athletics: At World Cross Country Championships The Course Is The Real Star
Although Saturday's IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships here will feature some of the world's greatest distance runners, including continental, Olympic and world champions, the real star of the show will be the exquisitely difficult course designed by local organizing committee president Jakob Larsen

(RT) Women in Sport: ‘There should be third sex competitions for them’ - medical expert on female testosterone case
(Reuters Africa) ASA criticises IAAF over Semenya hearing, says they failed to prove case

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: London 2012: IOC confirms three athletes banned for doping
Three athletes have been disqualified from the London 2012 Olympics for doping, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Can Running Pull Itself Back From The Brink?

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Championships in Aarhus could help end cross country's 100-year Olympic absence

(Mark's Remarks) Women in Sport: The Testosterone Controversy Concerning Female Athletes: Must It Be So Complicated?

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: course records under threat in Chongqing and Warsaw

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Kara Goucher - My Cup Is So Full
Carrie welcomes her friend and world-renowned runner Kara Goucher back to the show! They talk about her tackling her first trail marathon this summer, her new book and retreats, and the many memories the two have made together over the years

(The Star) Athletics: How Olympic champion overcame an alcohol problem
* Bungei realised he was alcoholic in September 2012 and had to book himself at a rehabilitation centre
* Bungei remains furious with the manner in which former boxer, Conjestina Achieng’s depression was and continues to be handled

(Spikes) Athletics:Slowly by Slowly - Rhonex Kipruto
It's a philosophy that many Kenyans follow, including me

  March 28, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Runner's World) Athletics: Brooks’s Boston Marathon Shoe Probably Runs Faster Than Beantown’s Transit
You can most likely outrun the Green Line’s B train wearing this shoe

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Prodigy Korir left behind as Team Kenya departs for Aarhus

(IAAF) Drugs in Sport: IAAF approves the application of five Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

(The Daily Orange) Athletics: Reebok is rebuilding its running team with a Syracuse pipeline

(RRW) Athletics: USA Champion Kipchirchir Focused on Team Medal at World Cross
Kipchirchir, 30, who won the USA title last month in Tallahassee, Florida, with an explosive sprint finish, told Race Results Weekly this morning that achieving a team medal was his top priority

(Runner's World) Athletics: It Is Harder to Qualify for Boston. That’s a Good Thing.
The tougher entry standards are bringing out the best in runners

(ITU) Triathlon:Javier Gomez is back on the ITU circuit to headline New Plymouth
The stage is set for world class acts to sprint across New Plymouth

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Jessica O'Connell ready for challenging debut run at cross-country worlds
Stronger' Olympian recently won NACAC silver medal, shattered national indoor 3,000m record

(SCMP) Athletics: Uncivilised, shameful and scandalous – Xuzhou marathon marred by bizarre behaviour
* A female runner is caught using a bike during the marathon and is handed a life ban from taking part in the race
* Race volunteers complain that pedestrians took boxes of refreshments, chairs and even tables along the route

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan - Special memories still linger of the World Cross Country
Saturday’s event in Aarhus will once again be a real test of the true character of an athlete

(The Star) Athletics: Obiri leads strong Kenyan women contingent to Denmark
Kenya and Ethiopia have occupied the top two spots in the team race in every edition of these championships since 2002

(Outside Online) Athletics: How to Watch the 2019 Boston Marathon
Tune in to the highly anticipated race on April 15

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen confirmed for U20 race at the World Cross Country Championships
Reigning European 1500m and 5000m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen has confirmed he will contest the U20 race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark on Saturday

(Fast Running) Athletics: Geoffrey Kamworor eyes World Cross Country hat-trick
A preview of the senior men race ahead of the World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, including the battle for gold, and a look at the British and Irish runners competing

  March 27, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Spikes) Athletics: Cross Courage
The hardest race in the world had just become a whole lot harder

(USATF) Athletics: Kastor set masters 8K record to win USATF Athlete of the Week

(RT) Women in Sport: 'Colossal advantage': Olympic champ Isinbayeva says testosterone rules should have 'no exceptions'

(Sport24) Athletics: On yer bike! Brazen Chinese marathon runner banned for cheating

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Vladimir Putin calls on Russia to play by anti-doping rules for Olympics

(Women's Running) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan’s Spring Goals: Acing TV Commentary, Coaching, and Family
She won’t be racing at the Boston Marathon this year, but the 2017 New York City champion still has pre-race nerves

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic champ Donovan Bailey supports suspension of former coach
1996 double gold medallist says any allegations of abuse need to be investigated to protect athletes

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Portland Marathon’s former medical director to pay $30,000 in settlement with the state

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: What Your Exercise Habits Might Say About How Long You’ll Live
If people start to exercise in midlife, even if they have not worked out for years, they can rapidly gain most of the longevity benefits of working out

(BBC) Athletics: World Cross Country Championships: Mud, sweat and running on a museum
The mud was so thick it left athletes bent double, and foreboding courses challenged even the fittest competitors to finish

(AI) Athletics: Cam Levins bows out of 2019 London Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprop surpises pre-race favourite Mushai at Kasrani
Rodgers Kiprop was the surprise winner in the T11 5,000m race during the Africa Para athletics trials held at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani

(EA) Athletics: Thiam aiming for a combined events return in Talence
A calf injury sidelined Nafissatou Thiam for the entirety of the indoor campaign but the reigning Olympic, European and world heptathlon champion will return to the combined events at the end of June

Athletics: Grandma's Marathon Registration Approaching Final Price Tier
Entry fee increases to $145 on April 1, 2019

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Exclusive: Caster Semenya rebukes Seb Coe for 'opening old wounds'

  March 26, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(IAAF) Athletics: Race-by-race previews: IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019

(Daily Nation) Athletics: All you need to know about World Cross Country Championships

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Russian anti-doping body challenges ruling on bribe attempt

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 55 with Ryan Hall
"I think what made me me was taking big risks and training really hard. And I think that’s what allowed me to have such high highs but it’s also why I had so many low lows as well. I think if I would have taken the edge off my training I probably would have just been a lot more steady in my results and not so up and down and all over the map. But also, in my mind, I don’t know if I would have gotten to the same place—and for me, I would rather risk everything and see what’s going to happen than play it safe and just get to mediocre for me."

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK vow to punish errant track officials
Athletics Kenya (AK) has vowed to take unspecified action against officials involved in malpractices during the national trials for Africa Under-18 and Under-20 Championships planed from April 13 to 20 in Abidjan

(BBC) Athletics: Kieren Mooney: 'Freak of nature' back running after bizarre heart attack
"It was the scariest night of my life, having no idea of what's going on or recollection of what's happened and being totally floored physically."

(Inside the Games) Multisport: Townsville awarded 2021 International Triathlon Union Multisport World Championships

(BBTM) Athletics: National Road Championships return to Grand Blue Mile
Defending champions Riley Masters, Emily Lipari headline 10th event edition in Des Moines; $30,000 overall prize purse to be awarded

Athletics: Edward Cheserek to Headline 2019 Carlsbad 5000
34th running of ‘World’s Fastest 5K’ will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for April 7 with strong fields
Abraham and Kiprop face strong fields in Vienna

(The Star) Athletics: Jeptoo returns from maternity break to win Milan race
Kenyans rule race in Italy

(The Scotsman) Women in Sport; Gender equality may mean more truly mixed sports
A landmark ruling expected in the coming weeks in the case of South African runner Caster Semenya has the potential to have far-reaching consequences for sports governing bodies’ treatment of female andtransgender athletes

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Athletes playing 'Russian roulette' when taking workout supplements, says doping expert
Warning comes after U of R football player suspended for anti-doping rule violation

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletics Kenya reinstates duo to continental team

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'I'm the ultimate charity runner': James Dasaolu's Olympic dream saved after donations paid for career-saving op
* It all went horribly wrong for the second-fastest man in British sprinting history
* The only sporting injury worse than a torn achilles tendon is a fully ruptured one
* The 31-year-old still believes he can return for next year’s Tokyo Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Ottawa Lions coach, chair suspended by Athletics Canada
Andy McInnis, Ken Porter suspended as part of sexual harassment investigation

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(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF Masters Kick Off WMA Indoor Championships with 15 Medals on Day One

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Speed not strength the name of game for New Zealand shot put hopeful Jacko Gill

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Vikings, beer, mud and an Olympic mission - the strange and wonderful Aarhus brew for 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

(BBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: United Nations criticises 'humiliating' IAAF rule
Plans to classify female athletes by their testosterone levels "contravene international human rights" says the United Nations Human Rights Council

(Mirror) Women in Sport: Dr Miriam Stoppard: Athlete gives sport an ethical dilemma
The controversial case of 800m champ Caster Semenya, whose testosterone levels are high, has rocked women's sport

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Aarhus 2019 director Larsen warns stay-away European Federations risk becoming disconnected with the sport
European countries which have not sent teams, or sent only two or three runners, to the International Association of Athletics Federations World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus on Saturday (March 30) are "moving away from the window" in terms of connecting with wider society

Athletics: Runners Celebrate Spring by Kicking Off the Running Season at the 40th Annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski Runs 8K and Raises more than $49,000 for Local Charities
(Runner's World) Deena Kastor Breaks Masters Record at Shamrock Shuffle
After a disappointing finish at Tokyo earlier this month, the 46-year-old came back strong at Sunday’s race

(LA Times) Athletics: Elisha Barno wins L.A. Marathon; Askale Merachi wins women’s race in course-record time
(National Post) Barno of Kenya, Merachi of Ethiopia win Los Angeles Marathon
(The Star) Kenyan Elisha Barno wins LA Marathon

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(IAAF) Athletics: Road round-up: Jeptoo makes winning return in Milan, course records fall in Wuxi

(NY Times) Running: An Ice Marathon Across a Frozen Russian Lake: ‘I Ran Twice as Fast’

(AI) Athletics: How fast will Cameron Levins run the 2019 London Marathon?

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Sugary Drinks Tied to Shorter Life Span
"The optimal intake of these drinks is zero," said one expert. "They have no health benefits."

(Science of Sport) Women in Sport: On Transgender athletes and performance advantages

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: IAAF criticises United Nations Human Rights Council for passing Semenya resolution containing "generic and inaccurate statements"
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has released a statement attacking the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), after it passed a resolution suggesting a new female classification ruling could break international rules on human rights

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Uproar as Bett, Jeruto get wild cards to Under-20 Worlds

(AW) Athletics: Why Aarhus can save the World Cross
Danish host of this month’s IAAF World Cross Country Championships is on a bold rescue mission to resurrect the fading fortunes of the event

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Olympian Jeptoo returns to action, eyes on half marathon in Italy

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: The Shakeout Podcast: Rachel Cliff is the Marathon Queen; Sasha Gollish and Jess O’Connell inspire with Fast and Female

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: UN Human Rights Council warns IAAF's proposed Semenya ruling could breach international law
he United Nations (UN) has again weighed in on South African athlete Caster Semenya’s controversial case against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), warning that forcing athletes to regulate their testosterone levels may breach international rules on human rights

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: The debate in sports over the definition of womanhood is paternalistic - and hypocritical
Semenya’s battle against the IAAF has become a rallying cry for human-rights activists

(LA Times) Athletics: The 34th Los Angeles Marathon gets underway early Sunday
Weldon Kirui aims to become first three-time winner at L.A. Marathon

Shamrock Shuffle - Chicago, IL

Skechers Performance LA Marathon - Los Angeles, CA

  March 23, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: How your office job is affecting your metabolism

(Capital FM) Athletics: Obiri sets sights on first world cross gold
Having tasted the feeling of winning a medal in track, world champion in 5000m Hellen Obiri is determined to add a World Cross Country medal in her trophy cabinet and continue Kenya’s dominance in the senior 10km since 2009

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiryu double highlights Queensland Track Classic

(The Star) Athletics: Letting upset over IAAF 5000 metres rule

(The Guardian NG) Athletics: We ’ll make Nigerian athletics great again - Alozie

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: US-based female and Jamaican male top Kingston City Marathon

(DW) Drugs in Sport: Doping probe of German doctor leads to 21 athletes from 8 countries
A joint Austrian and German probe into a blood-doping ring linked to a German doctor has widened to 21 athletes from eight countries across five sports. Some of the suspects do not yet know they've been identified

(Outside Online) Athletics: How a "Non-Elite" Runner Won the NYC Half
If Belay Tilahun was good enough to win the country’s most prestigious half marathon, why wasn’t he listed in the elite field?

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Kiprop maintains his innocence before IAAF/AIU Tribunal
*Kiprop claimed that the positive EPO test came to be because drug control officers tampered with his sample
*He also said that the person who collected the sample, asked for money

  March 22, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

( Athletics: Kenyan XC team out to end juniors’ gold drought

(Spikes) Athletics: "Everything is Possible" - Cynthia Bolingo

(ESW) Athletics: Canada Running Series partners with lululemon for Toronto 10K and Edmonton 10K

(Pittsburgh Marathon) Athletics: Emma Bates and Brogan Austin, 2018 USA Marathon Champions, Headline Fields at 2019 USATF Half Marathon Championships

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 171 - Des Linden, Live at the United Airlines NYC Half
I was so honored to interview Boston Marathon champion Des Linden for a third time at the NYRR RUNCENTER during the United Airlines NYC Half weekend

(AllAfrica) Women in Sport: United Nations Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution To Support Caster Semenya

(RT) Women in Sport: Unfair advantage or biological specifics? CAS delays pivotal decision on Semenya testosterone case

(Women's Running) Athletics: The Evolution of Jenny Simpson
At 32, the three-time Olympic track star says she’s more passionate about running than ever. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about staying focused and in love with the sport for the long haul. Here, she shares her secrets to success when it comes to getting older, wiser - and faster

(Stuff NZ) Triathlon: World champion Spanish triathlete returns to New Plymouth to chase Olympic dream

( Athletics: This 2019 Boston Marathon gear will help you show your city spirit
From a shoe inspired by Dunkin' to another emblazoned with a T map

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya's landmark appeal against the IAAF delayed until April by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
* Court of Arbitration for Sport has delayed Caster Semenya's landmark appeal
* The South African is fighting plans to force her to lower testosterone levels
* A verdict was initially planned for next Tuesday but is now postponed until April

( Drugs in Sport: “Growing evidence” of more cyclists involved in blood doping probe
Prosecutors in Germany say 21 athletes across range of sports suspected of doping

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(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya case verdict postponed until end of April
New submissions made by athlete and IAAF - Runner is challenging revised eligibility rule

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Becky Wade Firth - Run the World
Carrie chats with Becky Wade Firth! They talk about the journey behind her book "Run the World," her training for the upcoming Boston Marathon, and how she is trying to listen to her (not so willing) body during training weeks of 110 miles

(Daily Sun) Athletics: NAZ Elite This Week: Fauble fit for Boston Marathon

(Business Wire) Athletics: Skechers Returns for Fourth Year as Title Sponsor of Skechers Performance(TM) Los Angeles Marathon®
Skechers Performance Elite Athlete Weldon Kirui set to compete for record third victory at the race

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: At least 21 athletes suspected of blood doping - German prosecutor

(The Herald) Athletics: New indoor training track in Scotland 'can safeguard Laura Muir's legacy'
Mark Munro, the chief executive of scottishathletics, has called for government support to build a new multi-million-pound indoor athletics facility - in order to safeguard a lasting legacy for the sport in Scotland from the exploits of the likes of Laura Muir. While the 25-year-old phenomenon from Perthshire has found basing herself at the Emirates Arena no barrier to making giant strides on the world stage, Munro feels we are at risk of losing top athletes such as Muir and aspiring young stablemates like Jemma Reekie if the nation cannot supply an indoor 200m track which can be used all year-round

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Racing In Media Res
"In media res" is a Latin phrase meaning "into the middle of things". It refers to literary works that open in the midst of the plot rather than beginning with background or other exposition, all of which is brought in later through dialogue, flashbacks, or description of past events

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: D-Day for Kiprop as star awaits doping case verdict

(BBC) Athletics: Kemoy Campbell: Jamaican athlete who collapsed told he had died on the track
Jamaican athlete Kemoy Campbell was told by doctors he had "died" after collapsing on the track during February's Millrose Games in New York

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Indoor training track is key to success for Scottish athletes

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Testosterone limits for female athletes not backed by science, say academics
Rules by IAAF would require some female track runners to lower their testosterone levels to compete
(CTV) Testosterone rule for female athletes is unscientific, Canadian researcher says

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Twenty-one athletes suspected of being part of international doping ring following Seefeld raid
Twenty-one athletes from eight countries and five sports are suspected of blood doping following the raid at the World Nordic Skiing Championships in Austria, prosecutors in Germany have said

(Running USA) Athletics: Running USA Releases 2019 U.S. Running Trends Report
Continuing a gradual industry slowdown, the number of people registering for U.S. road races declined by 1 percent last year

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: When will we see a new women’s marathon world record?
A closer look at what the women's equivalent of a sub-2 hour marathon might be and how near we are to it

(Lohud) Athletics: Katelyn Tuohy eyes Olympic trials, commits to North Rockland program only through fall

Athletics: 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run Clinic Speakers Include 2004 Women's Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist, 11-time Ironman Champion and Cystic Fibrosis Survivor, and Epic Boston Marathon Runner-up
(Deadspin) Athletics: USA Track & Field Has Shot Itself In The Dick Yet Again

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well
People who discovered that they enjoyed and felt capable of completing a weight-training session subsequently joined a new gym and showed up for workouts

(Korea Herald) Athletics: Kenyan-born marathoner clears paperwork to represent S. Korea at Tokyo 2020

(The Citizen) Athletics: Global stars to compete at South African national champs
Wayde van Niekerk, Caster Semenya and Luvo Manyonga are just some of the names penciled in as ASA secures sponsors

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: France issues arrest warrants in Russian doping probe
France has issued arrest warrants for two former Russian athletics officials as part of an investigation into a doping cover-up

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(CBC) Athletics: Injured Luc Bruchet to miss upcoming IAAF world cross-country championships
3-time Canadian champion recovering from stress reaction in left foot

(Daily Nation) Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits

(USATF) Athletics: USATF returns to Drake for the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA OTF National Athletes of the Week

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA facing familiar challenges as public authorities prepare to select Sir Craig's successor as President

(ActiveKids) Endurance SPorts: How This Kid Triathlete Fits in Homework, Training—and Feeding the Homeless

Athletics: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Events Schedule & Media Credentials
20,000 Chicago Area Runners Get Ready to Welcome Spring with Annual St. Patrick's Day Tradition

(Daily Mail) Athletics: French marathon where runners eat cheese, steak and oysters and sip on glasses of the region's finest wines opens registration for a 35th year
* Marathon du Medoc takes 8,500 runners through the picturesque vineyards of south-west France every year
* During the race the runners will come across wine tastings, oysters, steak, cheese, grapes and ice cream
* Registration has opened for the 35th successive race this September with runners paying €88 for a place

(Outside Online) Athletics: Meb Keflezighi Remembers His First Boston Marathon
Meb Keflezighi Remembers His First Boston Marathon

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 54 with Erin Strout
"The bottom line is that a lot of people look at running and they want to try it but are intimidated by it - and I think the more encouraging and welcoming we are, starting from the top of the sport, the better it is. And so that’s exciting for me to watch and to cover and I hope [elites] continue to be encouraging and welcoming."

(They Call me TB) Athletics: Mother Knows Best...

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Will stricter standards sink the sport?

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot Breaks Course Record in Lisbon

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Kerron the baller? - Retired sprinter to train Finnish club

(BBC) Athletics: Watch the World Cross Country Championships live on the BBC
The Danish city of Aarhus will host the 2019 World Cross Country Championships on Saturday, 30 March

Athletics: 2019 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco Announces Course Updates And New Innovations; Mustache Harbor To Headline Finish Line Concert Series
Post-race Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series will take place following the race on Sunday, April 7 at Ghirardelli Square at 9:30 a.m.

(Best Buy) Athletics: Lee McConnell convinced mature Laura Muir can handle hype
Lee McConnell believes Hampden heartbreak five years ago and a growing sense of maturity will allow Laura Muir to cope with being the face of Scottish athletics

(Oregon Live) Athletics: The Nike Oregon Project’s Jordan Hasay is on schedule for Boston

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Preseason
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Preseason

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(BBC) Women in Sport: Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe and Sharron Davies to write to IOC over transgender athletes
Dame Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe and Sharron Davies say they are going to write to the International Olympic Committee asking for more research on the "residual benefits" of being a transgender athlete

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s How Fast You Have to Run to Time-Qualify for Major Marathons
Keep these standards in mind for motivation on race day.

(Yahoo) Athletics: China's twerking high jumper banned for breaking commercial rules

(IAAF) Athletics: Radcliffe discusses girls’ empowerment through sport at ‘She Runs - Active Girls’ Lead’ event in Paris

(Reuters) Athletics: Blind runner and his dogs make history at NYC Half Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipchoge donates Olympic marathon shoe, marking ‘one month to go’ to opening of IAAF Heritage Exhibition in Doha

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: 'I'm very aware I now have a voice' - Britain's sprint champion on using her influence to battle discrimination

(USATF) Athletics: Brianna White, Da’mira Allen Highlight 2019 USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: Belay Tilahun Surprises All With Come-from-Behind Win at NYC Half
Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei took the women’s race title in Central Park
* Runners took part in the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17.
* thiopian Belay Tilahun won the men’s race in surprising fashion. American Paul Chelimo placed third in his half-marathon debut.
* Joyciline Jepkosgei, the women’s half marathon world record holder, won easily in NYC. Americans Emma Bates and Desiree Linden ran strong in their tune-up races for later this spring

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(USATF) Athletics: Fast times at the USATF Masters 8 Km Championships

(RRW) Athletics: Surprise Win For Tilahun, Domination for Jepkosgei At United Airlines NYC Half
Belay Tilahun pulled off a surprise win in the United Airlines NYC Half here today, taking the lead only in the final kilometer to grab the men's title
(NYRR) Belay Tilahun, Joyciline Jepkosgei, Daniel Romanchuk and Tatyana McFadden Win United Airlines NYC Half Titles
Tilahun and Jepkosgei win their first career titles in New York in open division, as McFadden and Romanchuk record first American sweep in wheelchair division

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: At the Olympics: no more guns

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyan runners win Yuan'an Rural Marathon in China

(EA) Athletics: Moen sets a course record of 61:18 in the Gdynia Half Marathon
Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen continued his return to racing with a comprehensive victory at the Gdynia Half Marathon on Sunday (17), a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All
(IAAF) Moen and Gashie dominate Gdynia Half Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Try the New 26.2 Brew Created by Runners for Finishers of the Boston Marathon
Even if you didn’t BQ, you can still have the beer - it’s available nationwide

(IAAF) Athletics: Road round-up: Kiplagat and Mokonin take convincing victories at Seoul Marathon, race records tumble in New Taipei City

(IOL) Athletics: Caster Semenya starts her season in style

(The Standard) Athletics: It's new jig for Ezekiel Kemboi as he makes debut in marathon

(The Nation) Athletics: Laguna Phuket Marathon sets the standard as leading destination marathon in South East Asia
The award-winning Laguna Phuket Marathon returns for its 14th year to the "Best Sport Event Venue In Thailand"* as organisers are expecting a bumper field of over 13,000 participants from more than 50 countries

(Runner's World) Athletics: Joan Benoit Samuelson to Run Boston Marathon 40 Years After Historic Victory
The 1984 Olympic champion has a very specific time goal in mind to honor that 40th anniversary

(CNN) Athletics: Blind runner, guide dog trio to make history in NYC Half Marathon

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon - NYC, NY
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(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian doping officers accused of warning athletes of surprise test
Multiple cases reported in sport of powerlifting

(Times of Israel) Athletics: Kenyan runners win men, women’s races at record-breaking Jerusalem Marathon
40,000 runners follow six race courses in largest-ever race in the capital; mayor vows to run next year

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: No man waits for time - A column by Len Johnson
The runaway train that is the Change Express continues to cut a swathe through the athletics world

(IAAF) Athletics: Fab five - World Cross Country courses

(EA) Athletics: Moen’s comeback to gather pace in the Gdynia Half Marathon
It might have been an unparalleled year for Norwegian athletics in 2018 but Sondre Nordstad Moen won’t reflect back on the season with too much in the way of fondness

(ESPN W) Athletics: From charcoal dealer to world-class half-marathoner, Kenyan Joan Chelimo is reinventing herself again

(USATF) Athletics: Masters Athletes Take On Fast Virginia Beach Course for 2019 USATF 8 km Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiplagat, Jepkosgei face-off in New York Half

(Xinhuanet) Drugs in Sport: Kenya takes extra measures to send dope free team to World Cross Country Championships

(Forbes) Athletics: Q&A With 2018 Boston Marathon Winner Des Linden

(CBC) Athletics: Just call him the natural: Switching to marathon has Cam Levins thinking big
Canadian-record holder to race London in April, hopeful of Olympic return in 2020

(ITU) Triathlon: A maiden win in Mooloolaba for Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle
Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk earns first World Cup win in Mooloolaba

(Yorkshire Evening News) Triathlon:Desire strong inside Jonny Brownlee as he targets gold at Tokyo 2020
Leeds triathlete Jonny Brownlee is open and honest about the races that matter most

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) (Reuters) Athletics: Distance races to continue at Prefontaine despite IAAF changes

(People) Cycling: Family of Olympic Cyclist, 23, Who Died by Suicide Donates Her Brain for Concussion Research

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Runner’s Guide to Boston
Where to eat, drink, stay, and run in the city that hosts the most prestigious marathon in the world

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiptanui and Cheruiyot lead fields for Lisbon Half, Race record assault on tap in New Taipei City - Weekend road race preview

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Backlash as Diamond League drops 5,000m

(CBC) Athletics: Ethiopia, Kenya push back as Diamond League drops 5,000m
East African nations typically dominate long-distance events

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 170 - Marielle Hall
Marielle Hall joins me on the show today. You all know I love have the Bowerman Babes on the show!

(EA) Athletics: By design or coincidence, KJT and Emerson embellish Great Britain’s multi-event tradition in Glasgow

(Tri247) Triathlon: Vicky Holland - "one more shot" at Olympic Gold
"I would love that Olympic title - it’s something that I’ve always dreamed of"

(IAAF) Athletics: The ‘Tortu effect’: young sprinter’s rise lifting hopes for Italy’s sprint relay ambitions

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor confirms he isn't quitting track anytime soon and will be in Doha with Team Kenya

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Future Stars to compete for National Titles at USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships

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(AI) Athletics: Mass confusion around 2020 Tokyo Olympic standards

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo marathon qualification times may deter athletes, says Robbie Simpson
Commonwealth Games marathon medallist Robbie Simpson fears some athletes might be put off trying to reach next year's Tokyo Olympics because of the new qualifying standards

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why Pro Runners Are Upset Over the New Olympic Standards
What you need to know about the new rules and how it could affect some of your favorite races and runners

(CTolleRun) Athletics:Anthony Famiglietti - Get Out of Your Own Way
In our "Where Are They Now?" series, Carrie connects with Anthony Famiglietti! They talk about his current running adventures, balancing training with his work as a coach and business owner, and some heartbreaking (and inspirational) life-changing moments in his life

Athletics: Nicole Dimercurio Signs Agency Contract With Elite Runner Management
Nicole DiMercurio, On Running ZAP Endurance athlete and former All-SEC distance runner at the University of Georgia, has signed an agency contract with Elite Runner Management, the Michigan based sports agency headed by Chris Mengel

(Reuters) Athletics: Kenya, Ethiopia urge IAAF not to cut Diamond League races

(CBC) Athletics: New Canadian marathon record holder says her goal was to run personal best
'As an athlete, you're always pushing to do new things,' says Rachel Cliff

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for April 28
Olympic Champions Stephen Kiprotich and Ezekiel Kemboi plus Jessica Augusto added to Hamburg Marathon field

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan - minor tremors and other culture shocks in Japan
Popular Nagoya women’s marathon one of the biggest of its kind in the world

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Meet Athing Mu - America's record-breaking teen sensation

(Spikes) Athletics: Why Me?
It’s the question I asked myself so many times. Like in 2016, when all I should have cared about was training for the Olympics

(IAAF) Athletics: Medallists dominate British team for IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: WADA: Unity will be our strength against doping - Sir Craig Reedie
The World Anti-Doping Agency president says "unity will be our strength" after criticisms of the organisation's response to the Russian doping scandal

(IAAF) Athletics: Chemutai and Kiprop lead entries for Prague Half Marathon

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(Running USA) Athletics: New Running USA Case Study Focuses on Starting a New Event from Scratch

(Fast Running) Athletics: Cut short: IAAF revamp leaves distance running fans in the cold
The decision to cut all the long-distance races from the Diamond League misses the chance to connect runners and the sport

(USATF) Athletics: Holloway sets 60H record to win USATF Athlete of the Week

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Power Is As Power Does
When the IAAF Council announced its significantly more strict Olympic entry standards for Tokyo 2020 on March 10th, and also changes to its Diamond League Tour, also for 2020 -ssentially eliminating distance races over 3000m - the response from around the running world came fast and (mostly) furious

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Fit again Chemutai to compete at Prague Half Marathon, eyes fast time

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat
Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report

(The Guardian) Athletics: Kelly Holmes on mental health and happiness: ‘I’ve been to the lowest point and the highest’

(Outside Online) Athletics: It Just Got Way Harder to Qualify for the Olympics
The new running standards are ridiculously complex. Here's what that means

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kimetto eyes comeback in South Korea

((IAAF) Athletics: Eight things we learned from the 2019 indoor season

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(Global Newswire) Athletics: Mondo and Kiefer U.S.A. chosen to provide innovative hydraulic banked track for Chicago’s new Gately Park facility
Chicago officials have lauded city’s first public indoor track and field venue as valuable resource for local community

(Oregon Live) Athletics: The IAAF shouldn’t mess with the U.S. Olympic Trials

(Reuters) Athletics:- Haile Gebrselassie slams IAAF move to cut Diamond League disciplines

(Fast Running) Athletics: GB names team for World Cross Country Championships
Kate Avery, Jess Piasecki, Ross Millington, Adam Hickey and Jenny Nesbitt are among the senior team heading to Aarhus

(ESPN) Cycling: Floyd Landis is back in the cycling game, and this time it's on his own terms

(Seta Science @ Outside Online) Athletics: How Likely Is a Sub-Two Hour Marathon in 2020?
A new statistical approach brings sophisticated probability analysis to the future of marathoning

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletics Kenya protests Diamond league changes

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

(NYRR) Athletics: 2019 United Airlines NYC Half to Feature Enhanced Runner Experiences

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

(Toni Reavis) Olympics: New Olympic Entry Standards
The entry standards for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were released yesterday (March 10, 2019) by the 216th IAAF Council meeting in Doha, Qatar, site of this summer’s IAAF World Championships

(ITU) Triathlon: 2019 WTS Abu Dhabi by the Numbers

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 53 with Brad Stulberg
"Looking inside at the stuff that is scary and that you don’t want to face, that’s really hard, uncomfortable work. So in order to get to the other side, to truly feel compassionate for yourself and show yourself love, you have to come to terms with the ugly stuff. And that ugly stuff can be, ‘I’m insecure,’ that ugly stuff can be that, ‘The only reason that I race is because I’m scared to die and this gives me something else to focus on,’ it can be that ‘I feel validated and my self-worth is from this,’ like all kinds of stuff comes up and that’s normal. We’re humans, that’s the thing. It doesn’t mean that you’re broken. And the more you can acknowledge that, be aware of it and be kind to it, the better chance you have of getting to the other side where suddenly you’re just racing out of love."

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport; IAAF upholds Russian ban as fears grow that discredited coaches are still in place
* The IAAF has upheld its ban on the Russian Athletics Federation
* It is the 10th time Russia have been knocked back after their IAAF suspension
* IAAF are also seeking 'urgent' clarification regarding Valentin Maslakov

(RRW) Athletics: Linden, Chelimo Ready for United Airlines NYC Half On Sunday
The United Airlines NYC Half is often considered a springboard to future goals for elite runners, but that's doesn't mean they take the event lightly

(Fast Running) Athletics: IAAF announces dual qualification for Tokyo 2020 and Diamond League changes
Tougher entry standards and the new world ranking system will be used for Toyko 2020 qualification, while the IAAF also announces Diamond League changes

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: The problem with the 2020 Olympic qualification system
These Olympic standards are no joke. Here's a breakdown of what this means for the sport of track and field

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(CBC) Athletics: Canadian-record holder Rachel Cliff is 'made' for the marathon
Coach says Vancouver runner will reach potential with good health, increased training volume

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Duo out of Team Kenya due to age doubts

(The Guardian) Athletics: Radical Diamond League plans will cut meeting length and ditch long races
5,000m and 10,000m to be scrapped under new plans - New format aims to make athletics more compelling to fans

(AllAfrica) Athletics: David Bett Wins Beyond Zero Half Marathon

(Montreal Gazette) Women in sport: Tips for the postpartum runner
Fatigue, incontinence and changes in strength and posture can make the return to running more difficult than simply getting back into shape.

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: New hitch to Russian reinstatement as IAAF Task Force probes allegations of discredited coaches remaining active
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Task Force is requesting an urgent meeting with the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) over recent allegations that coaches involved in the sport’s discredited old regime in their country are still involved with current competitors

(Athletics Experience) Athletics: Tim Ehrhardt - 2019 USATF Indoor Hepathlon Champ - @TimEhrhardt

(Inside the Games) Athletics: IAAF to use new world rankings as part of Olympic eligibility system
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will partially employ its new world rankings - due to be introduced on a trial basis this season - to select athletes eligible for Olympic places in 2020

(USATFCCCA) Athletics: Florida Men, Arkansas Women Capture Team Titles At NCAA DI Indoor Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Original Sneakerhead
Kihachiro Onitsuka drew inspiration from octopuses, slept on benches, and built the first running shoe empire

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(Japan Times) Athletics: Five Japanese runners qualify for MGC through Nagoya Women's Marathon

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah overcomes stomach cramps and tough conditions to defend Vitality Big Half title in London
* Sir Mo Farah struggled with cramp but retained his Vitality Big Half crown
* The four-time Olympic champion briefly struggled four miles into the race
* He clutched his stomach as he chased leaders Bashir Abdi and Daniel Wanjiru
* His winning time was clocked at 61min 15sec, a second clear of Abdi and Wanjiru

Athletics: Sir Mo Farah outsprints competition to defend Vitality Big Half title
Sir Mo Farah made it back-to-back victories at The Vitality Big Half as he outkicked Bashir Abdi (Belgium) and Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) to take the win in a thrilling sprint finish as he prepares for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Road round-up - Johannes victorious in Nagoya, Bounasr wins Lake Biwa Marathon

(Mirror) Athletics: Mo Farah poses "very serious threat" on track AND roads warns coach Gary Lough
(BBC) Athletics: Big Half 2019 - Mo Farah wins last race before London Marathon
Britain's Mo Farah has defended his title in the Big Half race, finishing in one hour one minute 14 seconds in London on Sunday

(BBC) Athletics: 'It'd be nice to put my name up... this is the city where I grew up'
Mo Farah will be running the Big Half his weekend, his final race before he attempts to win the 2019 London Marathon for the first time

(Fast Running) Athletics: Jenny Nesbitt and Adam Hickey win Inter-Counties crowns
The senior winners are among the runners to secure GB team places for the World Cross later this month

Vitality Big Half - London, UK

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Athletics: Over 17,000 Runners Converge In The Nations Capital For 2019 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & Half-Marathon
Tyler Andrews repeats as winner of the marathon while Katie Walter wins the women’s race; Thomas Toth and Julia Roman-Duval finish first in the half marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Wisconsin Becomes First Program Ever to Sweep 5K Finals at NCAA Indoor Championships
Alicia Monson and Morgan McDonald both out-kicked their competition in thrilling finishes to help the Badgers make history

(Track and Field News) Athletics: By-Event Recap — NCAA Women Friday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ndereba, Boru to roll back years at ‘Beyond Zero’ race

(USATF) Athletics: Kipchirchir, Kemp Race to Victory at the USATF 15 km Championships

(Irish Times) Athletics: It’s in our DNA: sharing secrets with the incredible Ingebrigtsens
Norwegian brothers’ remarkable success story continues to go from strength to strength

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: IAAF weighs Russian reinstatement again

(The Herald) Athletics: Forgotten man Callum Hawkins eyes London Marathon: 'It's not so much a comeback, more a reminder that I'm still here'

(The Telegraph) Athletics:Niamh Emerson interview: 'This is all so weird and new - I can't believe I have Jess Ennis-Hill's phone number'

(BBC) Athletics:'I'm going to try something I've never done before'
Asha Mohamed, 20, set up football sessions for younger children to help prevent crime in her area. She explains why she is now running the Big Half Marathon in London for the first time

(ITU) Triathlon: Birtwhistle brings home first Mixed Relay World Series gold of 2019 for Aussies in Abu Dhabi

(German Road Races) Athletics: ‘AIMS Women’s Commission’ Launched On International Women’s Day
The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to announce the creation of the ‘AIMS Women’s Commission’, a world women’s running movement aiming to improve the participation of women in distance running throughout the world while empowering women through the sport of running

(El Paso Times) Athletics: UTEP track legend Anthony Rotich gains American citizenship, could compete for US

Fast Running) Athletics: IAAF to elect first female vice-president this year
The global governing body has added minimum gender targets into its constitution to establish parity at all levels

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah craving track return as he seriously considers defence of world 10,000m title
(Daily Mail) 'I'd love to come back and run for my country': Sir Mo Farah fuels talk of a return to racing on the track
* Sir Mo Farah may opt to race the 10,000m the World Championships in October
* He will race the London Marathon in April and plans to decide after that
* The 35-year-old admitted he missed the atmosphere of track racing

United Airlines Rock 'n' Roll Marathon - Washington, DC

USATF 15K Championships - Jacksonville, FL
Gate River Run

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(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenya athletes stumble over stadium repairs
In Iten, Kenya, the famed Kamariny public training ground track is closed and some big names aren’t happy about it

(Spikes) Athletics: Meme and Me
Without her, I probably wouldn’t be here right now. I definitely wouldn’t be a world-class athlete, and who knows where I might have ended up in life.
Aunt Virginia - the woman who raised me. The woman who made me who I am

(OneSportNinja) Cycling: No BS Bike Buying Guide - 6 Steps to Choose a Right Bike for You>A?

(Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Clif Just Called Out Kind Bar in 'The New York Times'
The energy bar wars just escalated, folks

Athletics: Fauble, Tuliamuk Win 2019 PRRO Circuit Opener at Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon
Race champions also eligible to compete for $10,000 Super Bonus at 2019 PRRO Championship; next PRRO Circuit stop, Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile on Sunday, April 7 in Washington, DC

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah strongly hints at surprise return to track at world championships
Farah has eye on competing in 10,000m in Doha in October - ‘I miss the track, I miss representing my country,’ Briton says

(Running USA) Athletics: Air Force Marathon Offers First-Ever $19,000 Purse for Elites

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Colleen Quigley
Colleen Quigley just won her first National Title in the Mile and I couldn't be happier for her! She is a returning on the show for a third time and we get to talk about what she’s been up to in the last year and what her plans for the future are as well!

(ITU) Triathlon: Katie Zaferes powers to WTS Abu Dhabi gold as world title hunt begins in UAE
Mario Mola begins title defence in style with assured win at WTS Abu Dhabi

(Marathon Investigation) Athletics: Frustration in Tokyo as Runners Deal With Strict Cutoffs

(Running USA) Athletics: Marathon Brewing Releases Signature Beer, 26.2 Brew, Nationwide

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Jemeli and Jepkesho the Nagoya Women’s Marathon favourites, race record assault on tap in Barcelona

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah in the Big Half Marathon: Race times and how to watch live on the BBC
Britain's Mo Farah will step up his preparation for next month's London Marathon when he takes part in Sunday's Big Half Marathon

(CBC) Athletics: The right to run: Afghani female Olympian fights stigma with 'Secret Marathon' race in Vancouver
Friba Rezayee struggled to train in her home country where even a 10 minute jog outside is risky

(AW) Athletics: All eyes on Aarhus as Brits get set for cross-country trials
A preview to the action at Prestwold Hall, where World Cross selection, Inter-Counties titles and Cross Challenge prizes are all up for grabs

(ESPN W) Cycling: Women cyclists forced to wait for men, for progress and for equal opportunity
Why the race in Belgium is just part of cycling's sexist culture

(The Telegraph) Athletics: European silver medalist Jamie Webb on being back in the classroom: 'It’s not every day I step in the room to a round of applause'

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(RRW) Athletics: A Star Turn for Northern's Starliper
While Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland High School in Thiells, N.Y., has rightly grabbed most of the headlines over the last two seasons in U.S. high school girl's distance running, another young athlete, Marlee Starliper of Northern High School in Dillsburg, Pa., has been making some news of her own

(Gazelle Magazine) Athletics: Going for Gold – Colleen Quigley Running the Dream

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans to clash at Vitality Half Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Ikeda’s rise from team member to Olympic contender

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Series - Stanford's new hope after leaving UK
When it's called The Brownlee Centre, you know it has triathlon pedigree

(USATF) Athletics: Korir Seeks Three-Peat at USATF 15 km Championships

Athletics: Another 38th Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Registration Opens Thursday
TC 5K, TC 10K and Medtronic TC Family Events also Launch March 7

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NAIA Indoor T&F National Award Winners

(CTV) AThletics: Secret marathons held in support of Afghan women who face threats, insults for running

(The Star) Athletics: ‘USA set to field Kenya ‘B’ team’: Kipchirchir leads four other Kenyan-born runners in US team to World Cross

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan - Medals will always win out over world rankings
But the IAAF’s new system will hopefully clarify exactly where every athlete stands

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympian Daniel Rudisha, David's father, dies aged 73

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Scott Fauble - One Day at a Time
Carrie connects with elite runner Scott Fauble! They talk Scott’s recent hot streak, his training for the Boston Marathon, his new book titled "Inside A Marathon", and how it feels to be the Burrito Cowboy

(Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Sports Recovery Secrets from Scientists

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: WADA expect progress on Russia investigation within six weeks

(NY Times) Athletics: Slow Enough to Be a Sponsored Runner
They will never win an Olympic medal, or even the local Turkey Trot, but a certain kind of nonelite runner is finding a way to endorsements

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: 2008 Olympic steeplechase champion to switch to marathon in Linz, Austria

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(IAAF) Athletics: Advice to my younger self: Geoffrey Kamworor

Athletics: Matt Nathanson To Headline 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon
Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series will take place following the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Waterfront Park at 10:30 a.m.

(Stuiff NZ) Athletics:Hamstring injury flare-up puts Eliza McCartney in doubt for nationals

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Nike set to become first major sponsor of Los Angeles 2028
Nike are expected to be announced as the first major sponsor of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, it has been reported

Athletics: 2019 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Announces Special Prize Purse For RRCA Roads Scholars And RunPro Camp Alumni
Collaboration with Road Runners Club of America offers up-and-coming American distance runners an additional $6,000 prize purse

Athletics: HAJ Hannover Marathon set for April 7
Gabius and Scherl hope to challenge African favourites in Hannover

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipchirchir and Frerichs lead US team for IAAF World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019

(The National) Triathlon: World No 1 Mario Mola targets third win at the Abu Dhabi Triathlon
Spaniard won the first two events staged in the capital and aims to get his Olympic qualifying year off to a winning start at Yas Marina this Friday

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Stop talking about testosterone – there’s no such thing as a ‘true sex’
Sports bodies want a biological criterion to indicate an athlete’s sex. But it’s mind-bogglingly more complicated than that
(BBC) Paula Radcliffe says tighter transgender rules are needed to avoid 'manipulation'
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe says elite sport could be open to "manipulation" unless tighter rules are applied to transgender women

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Close Are We Away From a Sub-2 Marathon, Really?
After analyzing marathon records over the last 60 years, researchers have come up with a surprisingly specific prediction—and it’s not as imminent as we think

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Martina Navratilova had a point when she questioned trans rules and highlighted a real threat to sport

(BBC) Athletics: Guy Learmonth - Twitter trolls & tragedy fuel Scot's desire for Olympic success
Scaling a "big wall of adversity" is fuelling Guy Learmonth's quest to reach the 800m final at the Tokyo Olympics

(Daily Mail) Athletics: World Athletics to review rules after Laura Muir competed in running shoes that could be in breach of their regulations
* World athletics bosses agree to review rules over Laura Muir's running shoes
* Muir set British indoor record in what was a Nike 'prototype' racing spike
* IAAF rules state that ‘any type of shoe used must be reasonably available to all

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcats Episode 52 with Stephanie Bruce
Things are going to be uncomfortable in life. You’re going to have uncomfortable runs, uncomfortable races, uncomfortable conversations with family and friends, or standing up to your boss if you feel like you deserve a raise. All things like that, I think are just giving you a little more courage and a little more pep in your step to really stand up for what you believe in and push through those hard days and know that you’re going to see light at the end of the tunnel.”

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(USATF) Athletics: USATF announces rosters for IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Athletics: Fleet Feet Pittsburgh Signs On as New Title Partner of the Liberty Mile Pittsburgh’s iconic nighttime downtown road race is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 9

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for April 7th
Nancy Kiprop goes for a hat-trick in Vienna

(Daily Nation) Athletics:AK investigating age cheats in Team Kenya

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Pre-Championships
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Pre-Championships

(USA Today) Cycling: Belgian cycling race stopped after women's rider caught men

(Parents Africa) Athletics: A Moment With Eliud Kipchoge World’s Greatest Marathoner
Thirty-five-year-old marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has dominated the marathon circuit since 2013. In September 2018, he proved he was the world’s greatest marathoner when he shattered the marathon world record in Berlin, Germany. He speaks to Esther Akello on his favourite races, the coveted ‘world’s greatest’ title and family

(Thrive Global) Athletics: Tips From The Top: One On One With Justin Gatlin
I spoke to Olympic gold medalist and reigning world 100 meter champion Justin Gatlin about his journey and best advice

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Remember Sarah Sellers? She’s back for another Boston run
The nurse from Tucson seemingly came out of nowhere last year to finish second; now everybody knows her name

(The Independent) Women in Sport: Paula Radcliffe weighs into row on trans athletes being allowed to compete in women’s sport
'There are facts that clearly point to the advantages that testosterone give in terms of performance,' the long-distance runner says

(Runner's World) Athletics: Save the Date: The Olympic Marathon Trials Are Less Than a Year Away
Here’s what we know so far about the field, the top contenders, and the hilly course

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: Keely Small has all the tools to build an incredible career

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'Phenomenon' Laura Muir backed for Tokyo gold after second successive European Indoors double
* The 25-year-old Scot won the 1500m and 3,000m events in Glasgow
* She completed an European Indoors double in Belgrade two years ago
* Neil Black says Muir will be a serious contender for gold at the 2020 Olympics
(The Telegraph) 'Phenomenal' Laura Muir can match my Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020, says Seb Coe
(The Guardian) Sebastian Coe backs ‘purple patch’ Laura Muir to paint Tokyo gold in 2020
Ability to change pace puts Muir among the greats, says Coe - Coe: there is ‘no question’ Muir can win Olympic gold

(Razorbacks) Athletics: Randal Tyson - The Fastest Track in the World 20-Years Running

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(Globe & Mail) Drugs in Sport: Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler admits to blood doping, widening cheating scandal

(Daily Emerald) Athletics: Road to recovery - Runner Kate Murphy makes a comeback

Athletics: Marine Corps Marathon Unveils Registration Schedule
MCM Rush Registration and Lottery to return alongside multiple registration option

(the Sun Daily) Athletics: El Moutawakel, torch bearer for Muslim sportswomen

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Team Kenya pitch camp in Embu ahead of Demark championships

(The Big Half) Athletics: The Vitality Big Half returns to celebrate rich diversity of London

(Runner's World) Athletics: Yomif Kejelcha Breaks Indoor Mile World Record
The 21-year-old Ethiopian track star claims the record after narrowly missing it in February

Athletics: Deep Competition Marks 2019 Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon And Half Marathon
Sam Long, 23, of Boulder, Colo. and Liza Reichert, 31, of Los Altos Hills, Calif. secured the overall victories

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships: Laura Muir a 'world star' after double - coach
Laura Muir is becoming "a world star of sport, never mind athletics" after completing a second successive European Indoors double, says coach Andy Young
(Mirror) Laura Muir seals place in history with first ever double-double at Euro Indoors
Britain amass biggest ever haul of medals at European Indoor Champs with 12, including four gold and Muir beams: "Nobody can take that away. That’s it done. I’m the first person to do it"

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen Becomes Youngest Male European Indoor Champion Ever
The 18-year-old track phenom from Norway claimed the 3,000-meter title in Glasgow

(IAAF) Athletics: Kejelcha breaks world indoor mile record with 3:47.01 in Boston

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Masters Indoor Championships conclude with 23 World Records, 21 American records

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Muir the merrier! Laura Muir wins two golds in three days by monumental margins on her home track
* The world-class talent in the legs and lungs of Laura Muir won two gold medals
* She crushed the competition in both the 1500m and 3000m by huge margins
* Shelayna Oskan-Clarke delivered the first gold of her career in the 800m
(BT Sport) Muir ready for more glory after taking Glasgow by storm in spite of doubts
World Championships will now move to the front of Muir’s targets

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir wins double-double to give Great Britain record medals tally
Dominant Scot adds 1500m gold to her win in the 3,000m - Shelayna Oskan-Clarke takes 800m with start-to-finish victory
(The Telegraph) Laura Muir double caps off record-breaking British medal haul at European Indoor Championships

(Toronto Sun) Athletics: Running in circles a powerful dynamic for record-breaker Jenna Westaway

(Loop) Athletics: Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown has announced the birth of her first child
(TV NZ) Athletics: Top Kiwi running prospect Sam Tanner completes sub-four minute mile, beating Nick Willis' old Kiwi record

(IAAF) Athletics: Legese and Aga secure Ethiopian double at Tokyo Marathon
(Daily Nation) Kenyans falter as Ethiopia dominates Tokyo Marathon
(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'Medals are forever and that's always the main focus': Laura Muir confident that Glasgow golds can set her up for chasing world records
* Laura Muir is preparing for the 1500m final at European Indoor Championships
* The Scot has already successfully defended her 3,000m title in Glasgow
* Muir holds five British and two European indoor records and wants to break more

(The Guardian) Athletics: Chris O’Hare trails Jakob Ingebrigtsen in European Indoor Championship
O’Hare lifts 3,000m silver with performance of his career - But Scot admits Ingebrigtsen is a class apart
(BBC) GB's O'Hare wins 3,000m silver in thrilling finale
GB's Chris O'Hare wins silver in the men's 3,000m at the European Indoor Championships, separating Norwegian brothers Jakob Ingebrigtsen in gold and Henrik in bronze
(The Telegraph) Chris O'Hare claims 3,000m silver behind dazzling Jakob Ingebrigtsen at European Indoor Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Warholm and J. Ingebrigtsen dominate 'Norway night' in Glasgow - European Indoor Championships, day 2

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(Balls.IE) Athletics: Mark English Taken Down In 800m Semi-Final, Reinstated On Appeal

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Eliza McCartney flying high but battling a niggly injury, again

(Irish Examiner) Women in Sport: No easy answer in the debate that’s become too toxic to have
Picture this: you’re the parent of a sporting prodigy, a teenage girl who seems destined for global success. Her whole life, she has worked with obsessive dedication, placing sport above academic or professional pursuits to chase her ultimate dream: Olympic gold

(RRW) Athletics: Austin, Cragg Win Road To Gold Road Race
Brogan Austin of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Amy Cragg of Portland, Ore., won the special Road to Gold 8-mile road race here in downtown Atlanta this morning, a one-time "test event" which utilized a key portion of the 2020 USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon course

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Row over sale of running hijab highlights divisive nature of debate in Paris 2024 build-up
There are growing signs of opposition among French groups in the build-up to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris to the hijab and other items of Islamic clothing

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: 'Stupid' Filip Ingebrigtsen disqualified from European 1500m heat
Former European outdoor 1,500 metres champion Filip Ingebrigtsen was disqualified in the heats of the European indoor championships on Friday, though his younger brother and race favourite Jakob qualified safely for Sunday's final

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Alberto Salazar Discusses Sunday's World Record Attempt In Boston

(Stuff NZ) Triathlon:Ironman NZ: Christchurch's Mike Phillips overcomes crash to secure shock win in Taupo

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Kenyan chasing hat-trick of titles at Tokyo Marathon but Japanese charge towards 2020 Olympics set to gather momentum
Kenya's Dickson Chumba will tomorrow aim to become the first three-time winner of the Tokyo Marathon, a race that marks the latest event in the World Marathon Majors (WMM) Series XII

Athletics: Ready, Set, Smile; Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Announces Partnership With Smiledirectclub To Keep Runners Smiling
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series with more than 600,000 runners taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year

(Evening Times) Athletics: Andrew Butchart, Chris O'Hare and Neil Gourley will be back to battle the Ingebritsens

(BBC) Athletics: Muir storms to 3,000m European gold in Glasgow
Scotland's Laura Muir storms to 3,000m gold by almost lapping the entire field to cross the line in eight minutes 30.62 seconds at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow
(Evening Times) Laura Muir strikes 3,000m gold in Glasgow - then grabs her Granny for a celebratory hug
Laura Muir struck gold in Glasgow last night - then marked golden moment by grabbing her Granny. Four years after she had fallen flat on her face at her home Commonwealth Games, the 25-year-old shrugged off the pressure of being the poster girl of these games, a blistering final lap at these familiar Emirates Arena surroundings leaving Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen in her wake and seeing her finish in a time of 8.30.61 which was the fastest in the world this year and fully five seconds quicker than she had achieved when taking this title in Belgrade two years ago

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'That's cost me a couple of grand a month': Richard Kilty reveals he suffered five-figure financial hit after omission from the British team for the European Indoor Championships
* The two-time European 60m gold medalist was initially left out on February 17
* This was after failing to meet the disproportionately high qualifying mark
* Glasgow 2019 organisers issued the world indoor champion a special invitation

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson secures another European indoor title - but just misses world record again

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(RRW) Athletics: Athletes, Organizers To Use Road To Gold To Test Olympic Trials Preparations
Saturday's special Road to Gold 8-mile road race here will only be held once, but in this case once is enough

(BBC) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson leads pentathlon after lifetime best in shot
British pentathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads the standings after three events at the European Indoors in Glasgow, including a lifetime best of 13.15m in the shot put

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Teenage sensation Jakob Ingebrigtsen remains unflustered on march towards global stardom

(BBC) Athletics: 'I made it back in record time' - Johnson reflects on recovery from stroke
Michael Johnson talks about his recovery from a stroke six months ago and says he was "determined" to be back to full health "in record time"

(IAAF) Athletics: Course records under threat as Chumba seeks third Tokyo Marathon victory

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Asha Philip: 'I was a double champion at two different sports, so surely I can do it at two different events'

(IOL) Athletics: Van Niekerk may battle to find rhythm, says Ato Boldon

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Russia to bar athletes drinking beer at doping tests

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships: Eilidh Doyle is 'massive role model'
Scottish 400m hurdler Eilidh Doyle would be "lauded" if she were a top musician or academic, says Scottish Athletics head coach Stephen Maguire

(Japan Times) Athletics: Suguru Osako aiming for form, not time, in Tokyo Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Radcliffe: from elite athlete to clean air advocate

(EA) Athletics: How to follow the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Romanian becomes second shot put gold medallist at 2016 World U20 Championships stripped of title after positive test
Romania's 2016 World U20 Championships shot put champion Andrei Toader has been stripped of his gold medal after it was revealed he had failed a drugs test before the event had started

(The Independent) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson warns rivals ahead of European Indoor Championships
The Brit is eyeing medal success in the pentathlon and begins on Friday in Glasgow

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Laura Muir to stick with controversial Nike running spikes at European Indoor Championships in Glasgow
* Laura Muir commences her bid to make history in Glasgow on Friday
* She will stick with spikes despite scrutiny over whether they conform to rules
* She broke the British indoor mile record wearing the running spikes in February

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Laura Muir ready for her own ‘Rumble in the Jungle’

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laura Muir could run 'in high heels', coach insists amid reports spikes do not comply with regulations

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