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Runner's Web March 2020 FrontPage Archive

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(Register-Guard) Athletics: World Championships in Eugene postponed until 2022
(Oregon Live) Coronavirus has delayed the trials and Pre is unlikely, so what meet opens Hayward Field? Oregon track & field rundown

Athletics: 2020 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon cancelled
The organizers of Canada's largest running festival, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, which hosts the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, today announced the event, planned for May 23-24, 2020, will be cancelled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

(RRW) Athletics: September Could Be Blockbuster Month for Athletics & Road Running
Not since the Sydney Olympics in 2000 will the month of September hold more interest for athletics and road running fans if the current schedule of events holds. Already a month which routinely features great competitions like the Wanda Diamond League Final, New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile, and BMW

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Athletics: Her life is hurdles. The latest for STL native Quigley is the postponed Olympics

(NBC) Olympics: New dates announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed over coronavirus concerns
The Olympics is the biggest event yet to be affected by the growing global pandemic

(Oregon Live) Athletics: World track champion Donavan Brazier is putting it all together in Portland

(GQ) Athletics: How Eliud Kipchoge Broke Running’s Mythic Barrier
It was one of sport’s great question marks: Is it humanly possible to run 26.2 miles in under two hours? Then Eliud Kipchoge did it. What followed was international fame - and plenty of controversy. So we flew to Kipchoge’s ultra-rarefied Kenyan training ground to meet the man who pulled off the impossible

(CBC) Olympics: Australian Olympic Committee says no collusion in withdrawal from 2020 Games
Says it made decision independently of Canadian Olympic Committee withdrawal

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: What’s the best way to exercise to maintain a strong immune system?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Japan-based Kenyan athletes speak out on virus

(Reuters UK) Athletics: We will win fight against coronavirus, says marathon great Kipchoge

(The Star) Athletics: Keitany disappointed after failing to attend training
* The three-time London Marathon winner said as much as she did not have a race this season, the virus has turned out to be a 'devil' which has seen the industry grind to a halt thus loss of income for many sports professionals
* Imagine that time when you are ready to run at a given race then you are told you can’t despite having trained for months on end - Keitany

(SMH) Athletics: 'Not ideal': 43-year-old marathon runner has to wait for Olympic debut
To borrow from a phrase, Sinead Diver took 40 years to be an overnight success

(CBC) Athletics: Manitoba Marathon postponed due to COVID-19
Organizers planning to reschedule popular event for fall

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(Evening Standard) Athletics:London Marathon anniversary: Memorable moments from 39 years including Radcliffe, 'Weirwolf' and Watson

(Mail & Guardian) Athletics:Wayde van Niekerk, the eternal underdog

(National Post) Drugs in Sport: Doping-Canada joins Russia in temporarily halting testing

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sebastian Coe says delaying 2020 Games relieved 'mental turmoil' of athletes
Sport, on this occasion, had to take a back seat,’ says Coe - Atheletes’ wellbeing became the priority in postponing Games

(The Standard) Athletics: David Rudisha to exploit Olympics postponement

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Emma Coburn: How I'm Finding Clarity in the Coronavirus Chaos

(Yorkshire Post) Athletics: How Paula Radcliffe was inspired to London Marathon glory - on this day
Paula Radcliffe pulled on her first pair of running shoes in the same year a 43-year-old former world cross-country champion called Joyce Smith strode up The Mall to become the inaugural women’s winner of the London Marathon on March 29, 1981

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nairobi events still on the cards: Coe

(Sioux City Journal) Athletics: Sioux City's Shelby Houlihan 'bummed' over Olympics postponement, but says it's the right call

(Sports Mole) Olympics: Lord Coe admits Tokyo Olympics would not be ideal in spring
World Athletics is prepared to be flexible on the dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, but president Lord Coe appeared to indicate a springtime Games would not be ideal from a track and field perspective

(The Independent) Athletics: New UK Athletics chief Joanna Coates has ambitions beyond increasing medal count
Coates has already achieved notable success in a sports administration role

(NY Times) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics Organizers Considering July 2021 for Opening Ceremony
The 2020 Summer Games, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, would start July 23, 2021, under a plan organizers are considering

(NY Post) Athletics: With the Olympics off, track star takes training cues from ‘Rocky’

(AFP) Olympics: Delayed Olympics will be a relief for sponsors in current chaos, experts say

(Outlook India) Drugs in Sport: Albert Rop, Asian Games silver medallist, banned for doping

(The Telegraph) Athletics: UK Athletics calls on West Ham to waive tenancy rights for London Stadium so it can stage Anniversary Games this summer
West Ham have primary use of stadium with UKA taking over for periods of each summer - leaving Anniversary Games in the balance

Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon - PA
***POSTPONED TO October 10, 2020***

World Athletics Half Marathon Championships - Gdynia, Poland

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(NBC) Athletics: Ehsan Hadadi, Iran’s first Olympic track and field medalist, has coronavirus

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge opens up on botched plans for London race and future

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'This is the toughest role in British sport, but I love a challenge' - Meet the woman tasked with turning around UK Athletics
Joanna Coates began her role as UK Athletics chief executive six days before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endruance Sports: Your Warm-Up Doesn’t Matter as Much as You Think
For endurance athletes, new research suggests that different pre-race rituals, or even no warm-up at all, give pretty much the same results

(TMZ) Athletics: Not Retiring Before 2021 Olympics ... Inspired By Tom Brady

(CBC) Olympics: Olympic qualification remains a puzzle for most Canadian athletes
Canada has qualified 85 quota spots, but just 19 individuals have been named

(The Indepenent) Athletics: World champion Dina Asher-Smith sends out warning to sprint rivals
Twenty-four-year-old set a new British record of 21.88 seconds in the 200 metres in October

(RNR) Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon Cancelled

(Irish Examiner) Drugs in Sport: More Russian athletes could take part in Olympics because of delay

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 238: Vanessa Fraser
Vanessa Fraser runs with the Bowerman Track Club and recently made headlines when she came one second from Shalane Flanagan’s indoor 5K record at the BU Invitational in a time of 14:48

(The Telegraph) Athletics: The medals of Jesse Owens prove that real sport will not bow to ideology, no matter how much spin or propaganda you apply

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Doping in sport: US Anti-Doping head fears athletes could 'take advantage' of reduced tests
The head of US Anti-Doping Travis Tygart fears some athletes will "take advantage" of reduced drug testing during the coronavirus pandemic

Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon - Prague, Czech Republic

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(The Guardian) Olympics: Tokyo 2021 is golden chance to close Big Sport circus and give the Olympics back

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Khorkina claims postponing Tokyo 2020 is punishment from God for offending Russia
Russia's two-time Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Svetlana Khorkina has made the controversial claim that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is God's punishment for the sports community and the world in general for the removal of the country from leading international competitions

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Olympics in Tokyo suffer a snag not for the first time

(The Independent) Athletics: ‘Our hearts and minds had already drifted away from Tokyo’: Why Wayde van Niekerk is happy to wait
Olympic 400m champion and world record holder speaks to Melissa Reddy about returning from injury, the Games’ postponement, and how hard upbringings have defined his success and left him forever grateful

(ITU) Triathlon: Valencia World Cup and Mixed Relay qualification event, postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor to train until coronavirus pandemic is over
* The three-time world half marathon champion was set to defend his title on March 24 but the World Athletics had to cancel the event due to the pandemic
* The Global Sports Communication based runner in Kaptagat won his maiden world half-title in 2014, defended in 2016 for a double and 2018 for the hat trick

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Russian Olympic track and field champions face doping cases

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field National Awards

(RaceRaves) Athletics: So Your Race Has Been Canceled. Now What?

(Japan Times) Olympics: Gov. Yuriko Koike hopes Olympic marathon races switched back to Tokyo

(Durango Herald) Athletics: Laura Thweatt: Don’t rerun U.S. Olympic Trials for marathon

(Register-Guard) Athletics: OTC Elite runners hoping for late-summer meets

(RRW) Athletics: Three More Diamond League Meetings Postponed
. The Bauhaus Galan (Stockholm, 24 May), Golden Gala Pietro Mennea (Napoli, 28 May), and the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme (Rabat, 31 May) have all been postponed indefinitely

(CBC) Olympics: Already-qualified athletes will keep spots at postponed Tokyo Games
International Olympic Committee made announcement on Friday

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League to postpone May meetings
The Wanda Diamond League today postpones three more meetings which had been scheduled to take place in May. An alternative calendar for the 2020 season is to be announced in due course

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong lawsuit witness banned for doping
John Gleaves, who testified for Armstrong during whistleblower lawsuit in 2015, banned for four years

(Brantford Expositor) Athletics: DuChene keeps on running
Although she won’t be running the Boston Marathon next month, Brantford’s Krista DuChene expects to return to competition

(Evening Standard) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: Assessing what the delayed Games means for track and field's biggest stars

(Oregon Live) Athletics: After coronavirus forces postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, elite athletes share sorrow, perspective

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(RRW) Athletics: Rescheduling Olympic Games Like "A Huge Jigsaw Puzzle" Says Bach
-- It's like the classic question in physics: What happens when an unstoppable force collides with an immovable object?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Lewa Marathon cancelled for first time in 20 years

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Justin Gatlin, 38, says he can win gold
Former Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Running Led the Charge to Postpone the Olympics
You know things are bad when the athletes and USATF are on the same page

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jacqueline Hansen - A True Pioneer
Carrie celebrates Women’s History Month with Jacqueline Hansen! Jacqueline shares plenty of memories about setting the world record in the marathon (twice), winning the Boston Marathon, becoming a USA National Champion and Masters World Champion, and so much more! They also discuss Jacqueline’s book called “A Long Time Coming” and her storied history with fighting for women’s rights in the running world

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN has new owners
Advance To Acquire The Ironman Group From Wanda Sports Group
(The Telegraph) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 postponement - the winners and losers: How a 12-month delay can make or break Olympic hopefuls
Rescheduled Games could prove a blessing for some athletes but a bridge too far for others

(BBC) Athletics: Jessie Knight: The primary school teacher who beat some of the world's best
The indoor season, as big names open up on small tracks, is a chance for fans to get up close to athletics’ biggest and brightest

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Coe warns potential dopers event delays won't shelter them

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Dream deferred for Tokyo Olympics legend Kiprugut

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge to defend Olympic marathon title next year
*The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the modern games’ 124-year history
* Japan has put up $12 billion to host the 2020 Olympics

(Women's Running) Athletics: 2020 Olympic Dreams Now on Hold, Athletes Start Adjusting Plans
In a survey of more than 4,000 athletes from six different continents, 78 percent of athletes said the Olympic Games should be postponed. But that doesn't make the uncertain path forward any easier to navigate

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Shannon Rowbury is undaunted by the coronavirus or Olympics postponement: Oregon track & field rundown

(Runner's World) Athletics: No, Let’s Not Rerun the Olympic Marathon Trials
It’s a bad idea for reasons of logistics, timing, and justice

(SportsNet) Drugs in Sport: Russian cyclists’ lawsuit against WADA dismissed in Canada

(Sport24) Athletics: Gatlin inspired by NFL's Brady, vows to race in Tokyo

Athletics: Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Eating

(BBC) Athletics: Paris 2020 organisers remain hopeful European Championships will take place
The organisers of the 2020 European Athletics Championships remain hopeful the event will take place in Paris in August

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(The Guardian) Commonwealth Games: Birmingham 2022 chiefs want calendar fix to ensure GB stars compete
Commonwealth Games wants help from governing bodies - Birmingham 2022 and world championships may collide

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020: Olympics rescheduling a 'huge jigsaw puzzle' - Thomas Bach
Rescheduling Tokyo 2020 is like "a huge jigsaw puzzle" and the new date "will not be restricted to the summer months", says the International Olympic Committee's president

(NY Times) Olympics: Deciding to Postpone the Olympics Was Tough. Actually Moving Them May Be Tougher
An entirely new challenge greets the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo: Pulling off the Games in 2021 instead of in 2020, as originally planne

(Reuters) Athletics: Heptathlon champ relieved by Tokyo postponement

(AC) Athletics: Office of the Commissioner Issues Lifetime Ban to David Scott-Thomas

(Runner's World) Athletics: 6 Things Race Directors Wish Runners Understood About Canceled Events
Even if restrictions on large gatherings ease, many events face an uncertain future

(Sweat Elite) Athletics: The Perplexing Depth Of Talent In Japanese Running

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: How ‘Muscle Memory’ May Help Keep Us Fit
Muscles may "remember" in ways that will allow us to regain fitness once gyms reopen and we start working out again

(The Independent) Olympics:Olympics boss admits Tokyo 2020 must be rescheduled ‘as soon as possible’ and could be held outside of summer
Thomas Bach has set a deadline to complete the 2020 Olympic Games by the end of summer 2021 but admits there are numerous issues for the IOC to resolve before a date can be set

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Now the postponement. Bring on the reckoning

(Yahoo) Athletics: Should those who already qualified for the 2020 Olympics have to qualify again? A fourth-place finisher says 'no'

(Mirror) Olympics: Olympics to keep flame alight as “beacon of hope to world” after postponement
"It is very demotivating and mentally tough. I’m a very positive person but the idea, right now, of having to devote myself to another year’s slog is a very difficult one.- Jade Jones

(Substack) Athletics: The coach behind Molly Seidel's monstrous marathon debut
How Jon Green coached the first-time marathoner to a U.S. Olympic team

(BBC) Commonwealth Games: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 'not affected by Olympics postponement'

(GlobeTrotting) Olympics: Even in (finally) arriving at the right choice by postponing 2020 Olympics, actions of top U.S. and IOC officials were inglorious

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Postponed 2020 Games raises questions about drug cheats - USADA

(The Guardian) Olympics: 'It's bigger than all of us': GB athletes unite in support of Olympic delay
IOC announce Tokyo Games postponed until next year - ‘Resources must be used to fight virus, not sport event’

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(RRW) Athletics: 2020 USA Olympic Trials To Be Rescheduled
Just hours after the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed because of the corona virus pandemic, organizers of the USA Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field announced that their competition, scheduled for June 19 - 28 in Eugene, Ore., would be rescheduled

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA to continue testing "where appropriate, where possible" amid coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) Athletics: No plan to change Olympic marathon location from Hokkaido, Tokyo 2020's Mori says

(RRW) Athletics: 2020 Olympic Games Officially Postponed
-- In a joint statement released minutes ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee (TOC) said that the 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic "to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021."

(BBC) Athletics: Kipchoge's training-from-home diary 4: Ironic book club
Olympic superstar Eliud Kipchoge talks about the works he is reading whilst in isolation to protect from coronavirus - including one with a rather ironic title

(NY Times) Olympics: I.O.C. and Japan Agree to Postpone Tokyo Olympics
The decision came after swelling resistance from nations and athletes to holding the Games amid the coronavirus pandemic
Why Olympics Leaders Cling to the Plan to Have the Summer Games in Tokyo
The International Olympic Committee expressed the belief that the Tokyo Games would offer hope against the coronavirus this summer, even as sports leaders and medical experts insisted that the event be delayed.

(SaltWire) Olympics: Sprinter De Grasse: "We're humans first ... I have mixed emotions ... I respect the decision."

(USATF) Athletics: Kara Winger - Q&A
Athletes are still keeping busy, but finding time to answer a few questions for us to help their fans get to know them better. This is our second installment with three-time Olympian, women’s javelin American record-holder and eight-time USATF Champion, Kara Winger

(Fast Running) Athletics: In the best shape of your life and no where to race
Bláithín Sheil spoke to Irish Marathoner Aoife Cook about just how well training has been going and what the Olympics target means at the moment

(Runner's World) Athletics: The 30 Best Running Movies Ever Made
Finish your run, grab some popcorn, and get motivated by the best cinema our sport has to offer

(TraclLandia) Athletics: The Hunt
On September 10, Woody Kincaid, Lopez Lomong, and Matthew Centrowitz ran three of the fastest 5,000 meter times in American history.This film goes inside the race and takes you ontrack as the the Bowerman Track Club athletes tore through the woods and catapulted themselves into the story books of American distance running

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 104 | Ask Mario Anything #3
"For me, I actually like being in the corner with my back up against the wall because it forces me to figure a way out. And I’m not feeling that just yet, or at least to a degree where I feel like I’m in trouble, but if I do, I’m going to figure a way out out of it. I don’t know what that is right now but you get creative with it."

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020: Decision on delaying Olympics because of coronavirus could be made on Tuesday

(BBC) Athletics: Kipchoge's training-from-home diary 3: Down on the farm
Olympic superstar Eliud Kipchoge visits his farm - on his own - as he trains in isolation. Well - not quite in isolation - he also gets to meet his dogs...

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Book Review — Born To Coach: The Story Of Bill Squires

(Ottawa Sun) Athletics: Eganville's Melissa Bishop supports Canadian decision to pull out of Tokyo Olympics

(The Guardian) Olympics: Dai Greene: Tokyo Olympic Games must be postponed
For the IOC to delay their decision for four weeks is unfair to athletes around the world. We need answers now
(The Telegraph) Olympics coronavirus: Lord Coe calls for Tokyo 2020 cancellation as Canada pulls team out

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member
The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound
(ESPN) Dick Pound says Olympics to be postponed to '21; IOC responds

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(Strava) Athletics: When Molly Seidel stopped trying to be perfect she ran the race of her life

(Lane ( Project) Athletics: Molly Mirhashem and Women's Running In The News

(TASS) Athletics: Russian track and field athletics body decides to cancel training camps abroad in April
As of now, there are up to 55 track and field athletes at training camps abroad, namely 25 in Portugal and 30 in Kyrgyzstan

(Buffalo News) Athletics: 2020 Buffalo Marathon called off due to Covid-19 pandemic

(The Independent) Olympics: Are the Olympics still on? Everything we know about possible Tokyo 2020 cancellation
Athletes and federations have called for the games to be postponed

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: In which World Athletics makes clear the postpone train has left the station

(The Asahi Shimbun) Olympics: Postponing Tokyo Games to when? Schedule full through 2022

(Daily Sytar) Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith vents fury at decision on Olympic Games not going to be made for another month
As the coronavirus crisis continues to grip the planet, more and more sport events are being cancelled but the Olympics have yet to make a decision

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Athlete survey reveals widespread support in United States for postponing Olympics

((CBC) Olympics: Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to risks of COVID-19
Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees call for 1-year postponement

(NY Times) Athletics: With the Boston Marathon Postponed, Des Linden Hits the Couch
Linden was planning to run two marathons 51 days apart. Nuts? Her blood work suggested it wasn’t. Then a pandemic intervened

(CBC) Athletics: AC - Full Coronavirus Panel
Some of the best track & field athletes in Canada gather together with CBC Sports' Anson Henry to discuss the effect the coronavirus is having on their present and future - and the effect it may have on their Olympic dreams

(Runner's World) Athletics: Running Has Taught Us Everything We Need to Persevere During Times of Uncertainty
Despite so much change, one constant remains: running

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(CBC) Olympics: OC says 'cancellation is not on the agenda' for Tokyo Olympics
Governing body expects to make final decision within 4 weeks
(Mirror) Olympic boss Thomas Bach admits for first time Tokyo Games may well be postponed
IOC gives itself FOUR weeks to make a decision but British Olympic Association urges "rapid decision-making for the sake of athletes who still face significant uncertainty"

(CGTN) Athletics: First mini marathon held in SW China amid controversy

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Getting to Plan B — and with kinder, gentler messaging for a world that needs it

(Track and Field News*) Athletics: T&FN Interview - Emma Coburn
Although she’d like to join the sub-9:00 club, Emma Coburn says, "My need to achieve certain times feels like it’s diminishing."

(CBC) Olympics: AthletesCAN claims IOC lacking in empathy as Olympic debate heats up
Internal letter says Olympic organizers fail to recognize 'athletes as humans first'

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: 'It was important to tell my story': Emma Jackson insists she needed to speak out after former England doctor Rob Chakraverty quit his role at the FA
* Rob Chakraverty left his job as England team doctor to 'seek new challenges'
* Middle-distance runner Emma Jackson was prescribed high levels of thyroxine
* She believes her career was ended by the high levels prescribed by Chakravert

(Japan Times) Olympics: Time to accept inevitability of 2021 Tokyo Olympics

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Global Athlete calls on IOC and IPC to postpone Tokyo Games
Global Athlete, an organisation representing potential Tokyo 2020 competitors, has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games until the COVID-19 pandemic is under contro
(Japan Times) Mounting Tokyo 2020 postponement calls put pressure on defiant Olympic chiefs

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Runners Are Getting Creative During the Pandemic
With every race canceled, runners face logistical and ethical dilemmas. Some have turned to unusual solutions

(Cycling Tips) Drugs in Sport: Doping researcher receives four-year ban for doping

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: UKAD rebukes UK Athletics over 'withheld' report into Salazar and Farah
UKAD has yet to receive the 2015 internal report - UKA insists it is not being obstructive in matter

(RRW) Athletics: Payton Jordan Invitational Cancelled
The most important athletics meeting in the United States dedicated to distance running, the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University, has been cancelled

Shamrock Shuffle - Chicago, IL

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(Sky Sports) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics decision imminent, says World Athletics president Sebastian Coe
"The issue of competition fairness is paramount," says Lord Coe

(BBC) Athletics: Julius Yego: Kenya's javelin hero preparing for an Olympic swansong that might not happen
Kenya's Olympic silver medallist Julius Yego has told the BBC that Tokyo 2020 will be his last Games - if it ever happens

(ABC30) Athletics: Jenna Prandini still chasing 2020 Olympics amidst coronavirus concerns

(RRW) Athletics: USA Track & Field Advocates For Olympic Games Postponement
In a letter made public today, USATF CEO Max Siegel implored Sarah Hirshland, the CEO of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), to seek a delay in the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Coronavirus pandemic restricting fight against doping ahead of Olympics, warns Wada
Anti-doping laboratories have been temporarily closed while officials must be tested before requesting samples from athletes

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Neil Black threatened to quit if UKA ended Farah's relationship with Salazar
Performance director Black felt position would be ‘untenable’ - Independent report published into UKA’s dealings with Salazar
(The Indepenndent) UK Athletics made ‘reasonable’ decisions over Nike Oregon Project, report finds
An independent report looked into the conduct of UK Athletics

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Doctor who gave controversial injections to Mo Farah leaves job at FA
Dr Rob Chakraverty left the Football Association on Friday “to seek new challenges”

(The Guardain) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics should be postponed, says UK Athletics chairman
Nic Coward is most senior British figure to call for delay - Says athletes under ‘intense pressure’ as facilities close down

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: National Award Finalists For 2020 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Season

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: African Games 10,000 metres champion receives four-year doping ban for EPO
Berehanu Tsegu of Ethiopia has received a four-year doping ban from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for the blood-boosting drug erythropoietin

(BBC) Olympic superstar Eliud Kipchoge's isolation diary
The greatest marathon runner in the world, Eliud Kipchoge, is keeping a video diary for the BBC while he is self-isolating

(RRS) Athletics: "Running Outside May Be the Last Activity To Go": Running in the Time of the Coronavirus

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 236: Marty Hehir
Marty Hehir, a third year Medical student and father to one with another on the way placed 6th at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta

(Des Moines Register) Athletics: Drake Relays director optimistic event will still take place after coronavirus delay

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Pre Classic in a ‘holding pattern’ as organizers hold out hope

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Learn to Love Solo Running
Use these psychological tools if you struggle running by yourself

(Globe and Mail) Olympics:IOC’s Olympics stubbornness just shows the organization cares more about money than athletes

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Review into UKA’s handling of Alberto Salazar situation published
Independent inquiry finds UKA’s actions relating to Salazar were “reasonable” based on what was known at the time but lessons have been learned
(The Guardian) Neil Black threatened to quit if UKA ended Farah's relationship with Salazar
Performance director Black felt position would be ‘untenable’- Independent report published into UKA internal inquiry
(BBC) Alberto Salazar: UK Athletics board changed stance on coach - report

(Mirror) Olympics: Why Darren Campbell believes Tokyo Olympics must not be postponed YET
"Knee-jerk response now is not the way," says British sprint great, who is calling for an Easter deadline for Games bosses to make a decision and, in all likelihood, set a new date

(VMLM) Athletics: FAQs for the rescheduled 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 4 October

(Daily Mail) Olympics; Lord Coe risking anger of Olympians after suggesting premature Tokyo 2020 postponement will cost stars money... but athletes are STILL expected to continue training regime as world practices social-distancing
* Olympic athletes risk coming to a head with the governing body over training
* Many feel they are being exposed to the risk of coronavirus by continuing on
* Yet Lord Coe warns a premature call to postpone Tokyo 2020 will cost athletes
* GB icon Sir Matthew Pinsent has insisted there are bigger things to worry about

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s How to Run Your Best Boston Marathon
Sure, it’s a net downhill, but at mile 20, you’ll run up Heartbreak Hill. Be prepared

(Precision Hydration) Endurance Sports: How to stay hydrated during indoor training

(Spikes) Athletics: Gratitude by Stephen Scullion
"We’re living in a time of crazy"

(The Independent) Athletics: The athlete and the schoolteacher who made it all possible
400m runner Jessie Knight tells Adam LeRoux about a man she owes everything to, but has never had the opportunity to thank

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(CBC) Athletics: Moh Ahmed: From humble beginnings to Canada’s most decorated distance runner
After getting a taste of the podium at the world championships, Somalia-born Canadian Moh Ahmed is now looking for a Canadian long distance first — a medal at the Olympic Games

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Running From Coronavirus: A Back-to-Basics Exercise Boom
With gyms and pools closed and sports leagues shut down, a miniboom is emerging in running, a natural for social distancing.

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Marielle Hall - Positive Momentum
Carrie chats with Olympian Marielle Hall fresh off her big win at the USATF Championships! They talk about how she got into the sport, finding her perfect distance, dealing with adversity, COVID-19 and its impact on her training, and much more

(irish Times) Olympics: John Treacy calls for 2020 Olympics to be postponed
Sport Ireland CEO is latest voice in growing calls for IOC to push the Games back

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: 'I genuinely forgot': Mo Farah explains changing story over taking supplement
Farah questioned on taking L-carnitine before 2014 marathon - ‘If I was a liar, why would I go straight back in?’

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: Free-for-all for cheaters? Pandemic presents dilemma for anti-doping leaders

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Coronavirus pandemic is causing college coaches to operate without a road map

(Women's Running) Athletics: Desiree Linden on Recovering and Recalculating: "It’s Uncertain for Everybody"
After placing fourth at the Olympic Trials, Desiree Linden planned to race the Boston Marathon. Like everybody else, she’s trying to figure out what’s next

(BBC) Olympics: The Inside Track: Should Tokyo 2020 be going ahead as planned?
Eleanor Oldroyd and Darren Campbell ask if the Tokyo 2020 Olympics can really go ahead

(Daily Mail) Athletics:'What a joke': British runner Jess Judd vents her anger on Twitter as she is denied access to high performance centre at Loughborough by UK Athletics as they attempt to reduce crowding due to coronavirus outbreak
* UK Athletics say those with Olympic qualifying standard can use Loughborough
* It is one of the measures the body is taking to reduce crowding at the centre
* However, it means some top athletes are ineligible to use their regular track
* Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

(Inside the Games) Olymics: IOC seek to find Tokyo 2020 solution with "least negative impact" for athletes
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it is seeking to find a solution with "the least negative impact for the athletes", after the organisation received criticism for its insistence that Tokyo 2020 will go ahead as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics & coronavirus: Lord Coe says too early to decide on cancellation

(The Independent) Athletics: Lord Coe admits athletes at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will not be on ‘level playing field’ due to coronavirus
The IOC president concedes the pandemic will leave some affected more than others

(EA) Athletics: Abdi sets sights on European record after sub-2:05 clocking in Tokyo

(RTV6) Athletics: 500 festival suspends or cancels all in-person events, including mini-marathon, through May 9

(The Telegraph) Olympics: Life is what matters but as Olympians we must stay ready

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: IOC: 100 percent right to keep pressing forward

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Running in Uncertain Times
Wandering in a Running World by Toni Reavis

(NYRR) Athletics: NYRR’s Statement on Cancellation of Events Through May 10

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(RRW) Athletics: Comrades Marathon Remains On Schedule
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that South Africa's second biggest ultramarathon will go ahead as scheduled on June 14

(The Telegraph) Olympics: As athletes we have to try and block out these extraordinary times - we have to keep preparing for Tokyo

(ESPN) Drugs in SPort: Olympic doping tests continue, but at lesser rate

Update On The 2020 St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & Half-Marathon
With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half-Marathon, originally scheduled for April 25-26, 2020 has been postponed. The new 2020 event date, which is currently being finalized with local officials, will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event will receive an email in the coming days with further details. In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

(RRW) Athletics: Organizers Guardedly Optimistic About May Running Events
While nearly all running events originally scheduled for mid-March through the end of April have been cancelled or postponed, race organizers are more optimistic about May

(NY Times) Athletics: ‘I Feel Strong and Free’: Running Takes Hold Among Women in Somaliland
In a traditional, conservative society, more female athletes are participating in an annual running event, a sign life may be changing here for women

Athletics: 2020 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Events Cancelled; Free Virtual Race Planned
Race organizers of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run - The Runners' Rite of Spring® for the past 47 years - announced on Saturday the cancellation of all of the activities over race weekend, April 3-5, including the Health and Fitness Expo, the Kids' Run, 10 Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk

(BBC) Athletics: Coronavirus: UK Parkrun events suspended until end of March
The weekly mass participation Parkrun events have been suspended across the United Kingdom because of the coronavirus pandemic

(ITU) Triathlon: AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Renowned athletics coach Renato Canova calls for postponement of Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK orders closure of all athletics camps nationally

(Mirror) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson heads home frustrated over conflicting Olympic advice
"The IOC advice ‘encourages athletes to continue to prepare for the Olympic Games as best as they can’ with the Olympics only four months away, but the government legislation is enforcing isolation at home with tracks, gyms and public spaces closed"

(CBC) Olympics: Prominent athletes slam IOC for risking athletes' health, Dick Pound insists on awaiting developments
Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser calls plans to hold Games 'insensitive, irresponsible'

(Inside the Games) COVID-19: Not playing the game - the deadly virus that has killed off sport

(ESPN) Olympics: IOC: Tokyo Olympics to go ahead, no 'drastic' action despite coronavirus outbreak

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson criticises IOC for Olympics preparation advice
Athletes asked to prepare ‘as best they can’ despite coronavirus - KJT: ‘IOC and government information at odds with each other’

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA Responds To COVID-19 Impacts On Collegiate Athletics

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(CBC) Olympics: IOC considering adjustment to Tokyo Olympic qualifying as trials loom
43 per cent of spots have yet to be filled for scheduled start of Games in July

(GlobeTrotting) Athletics: Full of vainglory, IOC grandees sweat details about Tokyo 2020 while hiding big picture
By Philip Hersh

(RRW) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League Opening Postponed
World Athletics officials announced today that the first three meets of the 2020 Wanda Diamond League would not be held as scheduled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic

(Sport24) Athletics: Comrades Marathon to go ahead - until further notice

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League suspends early-season events
The Wanda Diamond League today announces changes to its 2020 season timetable in response to the growing global crisis around the new coronavirus

(Oregon Live) Athletics: While wary of the coronavirus, Pete Julian’s elite runners continue to train for the Olympics

(The Moning SHakeout) Athletics: Episode 103 with Jody Bailey
"I’m obsessed with everything I pick. Whatever it is, I don’t really question it. Most of the time, my obsessions, I don’t know what’s happening when they start. I just tug on a thread a little bit and then just full on yank on it and connect it to a bus and drive it out of town…The idea of exploring and learning and my mind just exploded at university. Exposed to psychology for the first time, like Psych 101 just changed everything. It was like, ‘Wait, this is how we work?’ I know more about myself now than I ever did and I think that was the productive push to this idea of pulling on a thread that was good, and it was really sports photography that was that first passion that turned into something, rather than just a passive interest. I mean, when I was a teenager in high school I started building the internet and playing with HTML and CSS and thought it was neat that you could make stuff move on a screen, and I had my own little website for cars that I was building. So yeah, I guess I’ve always been obsessed. I totally forgot. I’ve always been this obsessive, 100 percent."

(The Sports Chronicle) Athletics: For The Love Of Running
One of Ireland’s top athletes, Fionnuala McCormack, talks about preparing for her fourth Olympic Games, her love of cross country, avoiding the hype and her hopes ahead of the marathon at Tokyo 2020

(Runner's World) Athletics: Pro Runner’s Viral Coronavirus Tweet Reminds Us to Practice Compassion Toward Older Adults
"Offer to help anyone you can. Not everyone has people to turn to."

(Daily Mail) Athletics: What are they thinking? Thousands of people cram into Stereophonics gig, runners rub shoulders in two half marathons and drinkers in Leeds celebrate St Patrick's Day weekend despite looming ban on mass gatherings
* Thousands of music revellers were seen taking to Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena to listen to the Stereophonics
* Liverpool's half marathon and ten mile race saw around 6,000 participants turn out to run the course
* While Bath's half marathon saw 12,000 people run despite warnings from a Local MP to cancel
* Prime Minister Boris Johnson is imposing a ban on mass events from next week as COVID-19 cases rise in UK
* Revellers in Leeds still showed up for the annual Otley run pub crawl which visits sixteen bars en route
* Photos of Britain's streets on Saturday night show deserted central London in usually buzzing nightlife areas

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Diamond League will announce one-month delay to season... with opening meet in Qatar and two events in China to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak
* The opening three races of The Diamond League will be postponed on Tuesday
* First meet in Doha on April 17 and the next two races in China will be rescheduled
* With no more postponements, Stockholm should be the first race on May 24
* Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

(Sports Illustrated) Olympics: Staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Planned Seems Unrealistic
The IOC insists that the Summer Games in Tokyo will go ahead as planned this summer. But given the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and the tight timeframe, it feels impossible to carry out the world’s largest sporting event in July

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: We Can Now Estimate the Effect of Blood Doping
Russian women got slower after the Athlete Biological Passport was introduced in 2012. Anti-doping officials think they know why

(CBC) Olympics: Another IOC official points to May deadline for Olympics, says virus peak must be over by then
French Olympic president doesn't see how Games can happen if 'we're still in crisis'

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(Runner's World) Athletics: 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Remain On Schedule
Amid mass race cancellations due to coronavirus, the IOC has made an effort to keep Olympic qualifying races on schedule

(XEndurance) Athletics: Road to Tokyo - Cory McGee

(RRW) Athletics: Wave Of Event Cancelations Rocks Running Industry
An unprecedented wave of event cancellations due to the spreading coronavirus has rocked the running industry hitting recreational runners, elite athletes, event organizers, timing companies, photographers, and other stakeholders alike

(WA) Athletics: Training under lockdown, Italian athletes aiming to keep upbeat and focused

(RunOttawa) Athletics: COVID-19 Update: Run Ottawa is pausing registration on all events effective immediately

(Daily Nation) Olympics: Kenyans buy Olympics tickets on deadline day

(Irish Times) Athletics: Belfast Marathon postponed from May to September 20th
Race was originally scheduled for May 2nd, half-marathon pushed back to February 2021

(The Sports Examoner) Olympics: The new threat to Tokyo 2020 is not in Japan, but that athletes can’t qualify or even get to the Games

(CNN) Athletics: They've trained for months. Then their marathons got canceled

(The Age) Athletics: 'Big countries won't have teams to send': Why coach thinks Olympics will be postponed

(Spikes) Athletics: The Edge by Raven Saunders
The first person I texted was my therapist.

(Slate) Athletics: Coronavirus Diaries: I’m Trying to Make Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics

(The Guardian) Olympics: British athlete calls on IOC to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Guy Learmonth wants Games delayed until October or 2021 - Japanese PM insists they will start as planned in July

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jake Riley and His Coach Were ‘Broken.’ Now, They’re Going to the Olympics
He had little to lose, so the surprise runner-up ran the U.S. Marathon Trials as if it was his last race

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(Olympic Channel) Athletics:Akani Simbine runs worlds fastest 100m of 2020
The South African clocks 9.91 seconds in his 100m season opener in Pretoria

(RRW) Athletics: Two Oceans Marathon Cancelled
South Africa's second largest ultramarathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon over 56 km, also fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic when it was cancelled over the weekend

(Shamrock Marathon)Athletics: The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend is Cancelled

(USA Today) Athletics: Prominent track and field coach John Rembao accused of sexual harassment in lawsuit
(NY Times) 3 Former Track Athletes Suing NCAA, Coach Over Alleged Abuse

(The Standard) Athletics: Local stars now facing uncertain future
With dozens of international athletics events having been cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Kenya's star athletes are facing an uncertain future even as they continue to train

(Carlsbad5000) Athletics: Carlsbad 5000 Officially Rescheduled for September 19-20, 2020

(Runner's World) Athletics: Pro Runner’s Viral Coronavirus Tweet Reminds Us to Practice Compassion Toward Older Adults
"Offer to help anyone you can. Not everyone has people to turn to."

(Sowetan Live) Athletics: Two Oceans Marathon latest event to be cancelled over coronavirus

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Billions lost as fans denied Kipchoge vs Bekele clash

(NewsChain) Athletics: Watch GB heptathlon star Katarina Johnson-Thompson reflect on Olympic journey with former pentathlete Mary Peters
Great Britain's world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson has reflected on her rollercoaster Olympic journey alongside Dame Mary Peter

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Ending on a kiss
Dana Zátopková, the 1952 Olympic javelin champion died yesterday (Friday), aged 97, at home in Prague; thus ends one of the most famous families in Olympic history

(CBC) Athletics: Caster Semenya, barred from 800 metres, pursuing Olympic berth as a sprinter
South African hasn't run 200 event since before 2016 and only at lower-level meets

(SportsMole) Triathlon: Britain's Vicky Holland wins Mooloolaba World Cup in Australia

(Inquirer) Drugs in Sports: Doping testers stay up close with athletes despite virus

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day Races - Toronto, ON

United Airlines NYC Half - New York, NY

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(Chronicle-Journal) Athletics: Canadian marathoners left in limbo after COVID-19 cancels global races
Canadian marathoners left in limbo

(Runner's World) Athletics: Everything You Need to Know About Spitting During the Coronavirus Outbreak
An infectious disease specialist answers questions about how runners should handle this common practice

(BBC) Athletics: Coronavirus: Edinburgh Marathon to be shifted from 24 May

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cherono wary of long term effects coronavirus may cause

(AC) Athletics: Athletics Canada COVID-19 Advisory/Guidance

(Des Moines Register) Athletics: Drake Relays still on schedule ... for now

(CBC) Athletics: Athletics Canada tells athletes training abroad to return home
Disregard for directive could lead to loss of staff, financial support

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU freezes rankings and suspends events hours after Triathlon World Cup held in Australia

(EthioSports) Athletics: Two-time Ethiopian Olympic Gold Medallist Meseret Defar is presented with the AIMS Inspirational Woman Award

(AFP) Athletics: I'm supernatural, says Semenya, as she pursues Olympics 200m slot

(USATF) Athletics: Hall’s 15K win earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Irish Times) Athletics: Why elite athletes should be afraid - maybe very afraid - of coronavirus?
It is too soon to say if there may be some lasting impact from Covid-19 on elite athletes beyond postponing their Olympic dream

(Go TrackTown) Athletics: 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Caster Semenya switches to 200m in bid to qualify for Tokyo Olympics
Double Olympic and three-time world 800m champion is currently unable to contest her favoured event unless she takes medication

(BBC) Athletics: Coronavirus: London Marathon postponed until October
April's London Marathon has been postponed and rearranged for 4 October because of the coronavirus outbreak
(The Guardian) London Marathon postponed to 4 October in response to coronavirus
Race had been due to take place on 26 April - Organisers say ‘public health is everyone’s priority’
(The Telegraph) London Marathon postponed until October
The event that was due to take place on April 26 will now be held on Sunday October 4 due to concerns over coronavirus

(The Independent) Athletics: Boston Marathon 2020 postponed due to coronavirus
Initially set to take place on Monday, 20 April, the race will now take place on Monday, 14 September

NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships - Albuquerque, NM

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Athletics: Twin Cities In Motion Cancels Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile Planned for March 21
5000-Participant Minneapolis Event Will Not Be Rescheduled

(RRW) Athletics: London Marathon Also Postponed
Just hours after organizers of the Boston Marathon announced that the event would be postponed until September 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the Virgin Monday London Marathon also announced that their event --originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26-- had been postponed until the fall.
(VMLM) 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon postponed to Sunday 4 October

(RRW) Athletics: Boston Marathon Postponed Until September 14
The original date of Monday, April 20, became untenable due to the threat of coronavirus

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 235: Karissa Schweizer.
Karissa Schweizer is on fire! She just broke the American Record in the 3K at the BU Last Chance Invitational. She ran a time of 8:25.70 – followed by her teammates Shelby Houlihan and Colleen Quigley who also broke there record Karissa got there first though and now she is an American Record Holder!

(BBA) Athletics: 124th Boston Marathon Postponed to September 14

(BBC) Athletics: Gebrselassie 'heartbreak' over coronavirus impact
Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie has said it is 'heart-breaking' for athletes to have trained for races only for them to be cancelled because of the coronavirus

(Podium Runner) Health and Fitness:How to Train and Eat to Boost Your Immunity from Coronavirus
Practical advice on running and your immune system straight from the world’s leading exercise-immunity researcher

(Daily Mail) Olympics: 'I like that better than having empty stadiums all over the place': Donald Trump becomes first world leader to call for delay to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games amid coronavirus pandemic
* Donald Trump had his say on the same day the Olympic torch was lit
* Tokyo city governor Yuriko Koike said cancelling the Olympics is 'unthinkable'
* But the issue of postponing the Olympic Games will be raised later this month
* Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Manager Giambrone: Chekwel was afraid of marathon

(12thMan) Athletics: Coach Pat Henry on NCAA Championships Cancellation

(Shamrock Shuffle) Athletics: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle scheduled for March 22 has been cancelled

(NY Times) Endurance Sports: Swimrun, Sweden’s Island-to-Island Race, Comes to America
The popular endurance race, which combines trail running and open water swimming and has multiple transitions, is starting to catch on with American triathletes

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Coronavirus outbreak may push Boston Marathon into the fall
Postponement would preserve at least some of the massive economic benefit the race provides the region

(Vancouver Sun Run) Athletics: The Vancouver Sun Run scheduled for April 19 has been cancelled

(Generali Berlin Half Marathon ) Athletics: Generali Berlin Half Marathon on April 5th, 2020 Cancelled

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics Federation fined $10m for breaching anti-doping rules
World Athletics imposes unprecedented financial penalty - Ten Russians will be allowed to compete as neutrals at Olympics

(BBBC) Drugs in Sport: Tokyo 2020: Maximum of 10 Russian track and field athletes to compete as neutrals

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU postpones the 2020 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU World Cup and Paratriathlon World Cup

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(CTolleRun) Athletics: Live with Paula Radcliffe, John Godina, and Gail Devers
Carrie is joined LIVE by fellow Olympians Paula Radcliffe, John Godina, and Gail Devers at the America’s Marathon Weekend Experience prior to the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials! They chat about their Olympic experiences in 1996, what separates them from every

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Dates confirmed for rearranged World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing
New dates have been confirmed for the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing, with the rescheduled event due to take place from March 19 to 21 next yea

(WA) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics Council issues package of sanctions in relation to RusAF’s breach of anti-doping rules

(ITU) Triathlon: Mooloolaba to raise the flag and open the World Triathlon season

(National Post) Athletics: Scott Stinson: Olympian Alysha Newman has a new side gig on the road to Tokyo. She's modelling lingerie
Some would view an athlete in her unmentionables as the sign of an athlete who doesn’t take her job seriously, but Newman says she can’t worry about what others might think

(Women's Running) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan is Just Getting Started
Many athletes worry about what's on the other side of pro sports, but the 2017 New York City Marathon champion has found new purpose in coaching, cooking, and commentating

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: A question for the anti-doping police: do you really need to extract 180 samples in eight years from a single athlete?

(CBC) Athletics: 'This is a profession, not a hobby': Canadian runners react to cancelled NYC Half Marathon
Tokyo Olympic hopefuls concerned how qualifying race plans are being affected

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dorothy Tyler was a remarkable character who should be far more remembered than she is

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Kenya bars athletes from global travel over coronavirus worries
(The Star) Athletics: We are suffering, athletes say after virus lockdown
* Karoki took part in the Tokyo Marathon a fortnight ago where elite runners were running in masks with no fans on the route
* Reigning Barcelona half marathon champion Victor Chumo and reigning Boston Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono are some of the athletes affected by the ban

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Hershey National Youth Indoor Championships Canceled

(NSAF) Athletics: Coronavirus UPDATE March 10: NBNI will still go on!

(Nairobi News) Athletics: David Rudisha: I gained too much weight due to parte after parte

(Cycling News) Cycling: Best time trial bikes: TT and triathlon bikes to help you cheat the wind
Slice through the wind and lay down a new personal best with one of the best time trial bikes

(SuperSport) Olympics: China's virus-hit Olympic training
Chinese athletes gunning for glory at the Tokyo Olympics are training behind closed doors, have their temperatures checked three times a day and cannot even share dining tables as part of strict measures against the coronavirus

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(Denver Post) Athletics: Niwot’s Cruz Culpepper, fresh off near 4-minute mile, on fast pace to greatness
Cruz Culpepper, the son of Olympians, misses the 4-minute barrier by a 10th of a second

(WA) Athletics: Tough year behind him, Baker looks ahead with optimism

(talkSport) Olympics: 2020 Olympics could be delayed for TWO YEARS due to coronavirus epidemic with Tokyo Games scheduled for this summer
This summer’s Olympics Games could be postponed for up to TWO YEARS owing to the global coronavirus outbreak, according to a member of the organising committee’s executive board

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Changes made to Cross Country team

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hansons-Brooks Team Rejects Official 15K Results When Paying Out Their Runners
The team’s finishers in the USATF 15k National Championship will be paid as if they finished one spot higher
* On Sunday, Ridouane Harroufi, who served a doping ban from 2013 to ’15 after testing positive for EPO, won the USATF 15K National Championship, hosted by the Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida.
* In the race, Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runners Zach Panning and Ben Kendell finished fourth and sixth, respectively.
* In a tweet, the team stated they would not accept the result of the winner, and instead would pay their runners for a finish one place higher.

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt confirms he's having a baby girl with long-term partner Kasi Bennett
Olympic champions Usain Bolt, 33, revealed that he is set to become a "girl dad" after he and his long-term girlfriend Kasi Bennett, 30, threw a gender reveal party

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Head of Tokyo Olympic organizing committee calls suggestion Games could be delayed ‘outrageous’

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Mao Ichiyama's Record-Breaking Run at Nagoya Women's Marathon Earns Peak Viewership Rating of 30.2%

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 10 Questions With Usain Bolt
This summer’s Olympics in Tokyo will go off without history’s most electric sprinter

(RRW) Athletics: 25 Years On, Williams Is Still The USA 15-K Record Holder
Twenty-five years ago today, Todd Williams stepped to the starting line of the Gate River Run 15-K in Jacksonville, Fla., on a chilly morning with a singular focus: ignore the competition and run as fast possible

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Coronavirus Is Impacting Running Events
Marathons and other races across the globe are being postponed or canceled. Here’s the latest on what we know
Sunday’s NYC Half Marathon Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns
One of the largest races in the country brings in 25,000 runners to the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Sitting Is Bad for Our Health. Should We Squat More Instead?
Our bodies may be evolutionary adapted to continual muscular activity, something we don’t achieve with chairs

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend still a go despite coronavirus fears, organizers say

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(NYRR) Athletics:NYC Half Cancellation
The NYC Half, scheduled for Sunday, March 15, and the accompanying Rising New York Road Runners youth event, have been cancelled

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NAIA National Award Winners For 2020 Indoor Season

(USATF) Athletics: 2020 USATF Masters Indoor Championships Canceled

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: What happens if Boston and the other World Marathon Majors are cancelled?
Nothing's been decided yet, but how will the season shake out if the World Marathon Majors are cancelled or postponed?

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 102 with Aliphine Tuliamuk
"The day that Kobe Bryant passed away, something snapped in me. I realized how short life can be—and I never met him, and I didn’t even know him much, but the things that people were writing about him, there was just something that made me snap out of it. I realized that I hadn’t seen my family for over 3 years. Why had I not seen them? I had not seen them because I was making excuses that I was working very hard to make the Olympic team, but I don’t think I had my mind and heart in it. In that moment, I realized that I was wasting time and making excuses and not really taking advantage of the opportunity that I had, and in that moment, I decided that I was going to fully commit to making the team. So that was seriously the day that I recommitted myself to making the team and believing that I was going to make it."

(Medium) Athletics: What I learned at the Olympic Trials Marathon

(TheProKit) Athletics: Dreams Realized: 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: David Rudisha: Olympic 800m champion on personal struggles, and Tokyo comeback
Snoozing in Nairobi airport's departure lounge in a navy blue suit, David Rudisha looks like just another businessman having a quick power nap

(WA) Athletics: For distance running legend Dita, there’s nothing quite like that rainy day feeling

(The Star) Athletics: I badly need an Olympic marathon gold, says Cheruiyot
* Heading into these two major races, I will be running as a typical Vivian and I have hope, determination and the zeal to do well - Cheruiyot
* Arguably the most decorated Kenyan runner, Cheruiyot began her international career in 1999, when she won a silver medal in the junior race at the World Cross Country Championships in Belfast and a 3000m bronze medal at the World Youth Championships in Bydgoszcz

(Globe and Mail) Cycling: Cycling-Paris-Nice gets underway amid coronavirus fears

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2020 NYC Half Marathon
You don’t want to miss NYC Marathon winner Joyciline Jepkosgei attempt her third victory in a row in the Big Apple

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Jacob Riley Explains How He Ran the Race of His Life to Make the Olympics + His Remarkable Comeback Story

(BBTM) Athletics: Bowden to Enter Pac-12 Hall of Honor
Cal track star & 1956 Olympian was first American to run sub-4 minute Mile

(ESPN) Olympics: Fans barred from Tokyo 2020 torch-lighting ceremony due to coronavirus

(BBTM) Athletics: My First Sub-4
As I looked over at the clock and saw 3:59.97 next to my name, I was completely euphoric. Seconds earlier my body was as heavy and exhausted as it had ever been. In an instant, I felt immortal.

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 7
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 7

(LA Times) Athletics: How Jackie Joyner-Kersee conquered the Olympics and earned GOAT status

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Boston Marathon runners taking coronavirus threat in stride
They’re focused on training and proper hygiene

(The Indpeendent) Drugs in Sport: American athlete cleared of doping after eating beef with steroids
Jarrion Lawson missed the 2019 season as a result of an initial ban

(Business Day) Women in Sport: Is Caster Semenya turning her focus to the 200m?
Two-time Olympic 800m champion clocks personal best 23.81sec at the Tuks track

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 233: Jacob Riley
acob Riley placed second at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta with a sprint to the finish alongside Abdi Abdirahman and Lenoard Korir. It was an exciting fairy tail finish for him with years of hard work and rebuilding behind it

(On Running) Athletics: On ZAP Endurance
The non-profit aiming to turn post-collegiate athletes into Olympians. ‘Chasing Tokyo’ is the five-part documentary of their journey. Watch the series below

(WA) Athletics: Back from retirement and faster than ever, Niiya fully focused on Tokyo

(ITU) Triathlon: TriathlonLive to deliver 2020 World Championship and Olympic qualification action

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: What We Can Learn from Studying Older Marathoners
New lab data from a record-setting 59-year-old offers insights on how we age - and, potentially, how to avoid it

(Japan Running News) Athletics: 22-Year-Old Mao Ichiyama 2:20:29 To Land Final Place on 2020 Olympic Team

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Jarrion Lawson, Olympic long jumper, cleared of doping in tainted beef case

(USATF) Athletics: Hall dominates, Harroufi wins at the 2020 USATF 15 km Championships

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(LA Times) Athletics: Bayelign Teshager and Margaret Muriuki win 2020 L.A. Marathon
(Daily Nation) Kenya's Wangari wins LA Marathon

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: IOC attempt to find balance between fairness and inclusion in debate over transgender athletes

(Otago Daily Times) Athletics: Willis keeps Olympic hopes on track

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Talk to us now! Jo Pavey and Co want their say on Alberto Salazar and use of thyroxine as British athletes call on authorities to investigate UK Athletics
* Jo Pavey is calling for an investigation into UK Athletics' use of Alberto Salazar
* The inquiry will look into UKA's decision to retain Salazar as a consultant in 2015
* Emma Jackson believes thyroxine prescribed by UKA doctors ruined her career
* UK Sport are asking those with evidence to contact UKA Athletes' Commission

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Can You Safely Run a Marathon Amidst Coronavirus Fears? We Did the Math
Despite the risks, thousands of runners are still gathering for Sunday's L.A. Marathon

( Women in Sport: Women’s Cross Country Alumnae Speak Out on Culture of Disordered Eating, Injuries

(CBC) Women in Sport: CBC Sports commits to gender-balanced coverage across all platforms

(Japan Times) Athletics: Mao Ichiyama, Suguru Osako clinch Japan's last Olympic marathon spots

(WA) Athletics: Restrepo: ‘Gender equity is fundamental to making athletics grow’ >A?

LA Marathon - Los Angeles, CA

Nagoya Women's Marathon - Nagoya, Japan

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(Florida Times-Union) Athletics: Ridouane Harroufi, Marielle Hall win 2020 Gate River Run
Only one second separated the top two men’s finishers in Saturday’s Gate River Run

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Elite runners clash in Beyond Zero race

(Spikes) Athletics: Ashley by Joe Kovacs
"I call it the kitchen talk. It was February 2019, and I was on the cusp of walking away from the sport."

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Kiwi Malcolm Hicks engineers delicate balance to chase Olympic marathon dream

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Next weekend's Barcelona marathon postponed until October to prevent the spread of coronavirus
* Thousands of runners were hoping to take part in Sunday's Barcelona Marathon
* The race became the latest athletics event to fall victim to the coronavirus crisis
* There have been 441 reported cases of the virus across Spain and eight deaths
* Concerns are increasing that the 2020 Olympic Games could also be affected

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson meets Mary Peters: 'I want to have a 47-year celebration of Olympic gold, too'
Ahead of a big summer in Tokyo, the current heptathlon world champion takes inspiration from another successful British female multi-eventer
(The Guardian) Mary Peters and Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘47 years on I’m still partying’
British multi-event athletes discuss the challenges of being a champion, then and now, training while working and Tokyo hope

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Regional Award Winners For 2020 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Season

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Steeplechaser Wanjiru wins 5,000m race at Kasarani

(USATF) Athletics: America’s best back on the roads at 2020 USATF 15 km Championships

Gate River Run - Jacksonville, FL
USA 15K Championship

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(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon organisers fear 'unofficial' runs if race is cancelled
Runners could race anyway in event of coronavirus cancellation - ‘There could be a lot of other problems if it doesn’t take place’

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 232: Julia Kohnen
Julia Kohnen placed 10th at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta! An unsponsored athlete who works full time at the Panera Bread Corporate offices, Julia trains 100-110 mile weeks and keeps surprising herself in the marathon. The Olympic Trials was only her 5th marathon and she ran a 1.5 minute PR

(IRun) Athletics: Rachel Cliff poised for a call to Tokyo and ZAP Endurance athletes lead the pack at the Olympic Marathon trials in Atlanta

(RRW) Athletics: World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships Postponed Until October
The bi-annual event was scheduled to take place in Gdynia, Poland, on Sunday, March 29

.(WA) Athletics: World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia to be Postponed

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack: Here’s What Runners Need to Know
Don't ignore these early warning signs

(WA) Athletics: Winning her battles off the track, Bisset’s rise continues on the track

(Irish Times) Athletics: New Nike shoes threaten sport’s integrity - John Treacy
Tokyo results show use of Nike Vaporfly helps facilitate significantly faster times

(WA) Athletics: Sharing their successes, Nakaayi and Nanyondo help put Uganda on the athletics map

(AC) Athletics: Canadian Record Holder Leads World Half Marathon Championships Team

(CNN) Athletics: Rome marathon canceled over coronavirus fears

(NewsChain) Drugs in Sport: Olympic steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet handed four-year doping ban and misses Tokyo
Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet has been given a four-year doping ban

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Paris Marathon and Half Marathon rearranged for later in the year because of coronavirus outbreak

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(Sport24) Women in Sport: Semenya vows to race at Tokyo Olympics ... but not in 800m

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jake Riley - Marathon Guy with a Kick
Carrie interviews OLYMPIAN Jake Riley, fresh off his second place finish at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials! They talk about the day, his ups and downs in running, and how he plans on preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2020 Women’s Pre-NCAA Indoor Watch List
The Bowerman: 2020 Men’s Pre-NCAA Indoor Watch List

(Tri247) Dutahlon: Alistair Brownlee, Beth Potter to race ETU Duathlon European Champs on Saturday

(Daily Mail) Athletics:When are each of the finals for EVERY event during Tokyo 2020?
* Finals are scheduled to be competed in the early morning or evening in Japan
* They have been chanced to factor in the extreme weather and western viewers
* The men's and women's marathons will both be held at 6am to evade the heat
* Everything you need to know about the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Is Shoe Technology Moving Too Fast?
To clarify, it’s not just Nike’s Vaporfly and Alphafly that have me concerned, it’s any and all shoe companies who are embracing the combination of foam and carbon-plate technology—or down the road something else we haven’t seen yet—to create footwear that is turning running on its head

(The Citizen) Women in Sport: Caster unfazed by career doubt
‘I don’t stress about things I can’t control.’

Athletics: Registration for 39th Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Opens Thursday<
TC 5K, TC 10K and Medtronic TC Family Events also Launch March 5

(Running USA) Athletics: The 2020 Cowtown Sunday Marathon Distance Unofficial Results and Finishers

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 231: Brittany Charboneau
Brittany Charboneau placed 13th at the Olympic Marathon Trials this past weekend in Atlanta, running a 3 minute PR in a time of 2:33:14

(Running USA) Athletics: Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon Welcomes Penn Sports Medicine as Official Medical Partner

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(Toronto Star) Athletics: At 82, he’s the Boston Marathon’s oldest qualifier. We went running, and he told me his story

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport; Disgraced Olympics champ Ruth Jebet gets 4 years ban

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport:
(Sport24) Athletics: World marathon body cancels congress over coronavirus fears

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Mo Farah tipped for fifth Olympic gold medal after getting back on track

(Balls.IE) Athletics: 'He Said I Could Possibly Compete For Ireland. I Ended Up Handing In The Paperwork'

(The Star) Athletics: Cheptai set for Prague half marathon as she eyes Tokyo slot
* After Prague, she said she will be seeking to make a cut in the Team Kenya to the Tokyo Olympics during the national trials in June
* She said she will be competing in 5,000m because she has been consistent in the race especially on the local front

(Daily Mail) Athletics: London Marathon bosses hold crisis talks as fears grow that next month's race will be CANCELLED because of coronavirus
* Health Secretary Matt Hancock has refused to rule out cancelling the marathon
* An estimated 45,000 runners and one million spectators are expected to attend
* Organisers are now weighing up the potential risks as the virus spreads

(WA) Athletics: How motherhood helped Felix find her voice

(CNN) Olympics: NBC is insured if the Olympics are canceled

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Sports doctors may accidentally prescribe banned steroids

(NY Times) Health and Fitness; How Exercise May Affect Your Immunity
Does exercise help or hinder our bodies’ ability to fight off infections? It depends

(Salty Running)Athletics: Your Rules Are Wrong
Dedicated to the 511 women who qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials, and the ones chasing them, and the ones chasing them, and the ones chasing them, and the Boston squeakers, and the ones chasing them, and anyone else chasing a goal or a dream

(ESPN) Olympics: Coronavirus and the Tokyo Olympics: A lot of questions, few answers
The 2020 Summer Olympics are less than five months out, and as much as we want to know what the contingency plans are because of the global outbreak of coronavirus, we don't. Time is both working for Tokyo 2020 and working against it

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(NewsChain) Drugs in Sport: Katarina Johnson-Thompson invites Jehovah's witnesses into her home thinking they're drug testers
British heptathlete and Olympic gold hopeful Katarina Johnson-Thompson has entertained her 143.5k followers sharing the news that she mistakenly let two Jehovah's witnesses into her flat thinking they were random drug testers

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Many Surprises of the Olympic Marathon Trials
The women's race was about working together, while the men's race was about fighting alone

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor, Kaveke to lead World Half Marathon team

(Runner's World) Athletics: 24 Photos That Capture the Heartbreak and Triumph of the Olympic Marathon Trials
How did it feel for the athletes? These Runner’s World photographers were there to get the story

(BBC) Olympics: Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 could be postponed to end of year - Japan's Olympic minister
Japan's Olympic minister says the Tokyo 2020 Games could be postponed from the summer until later in the year amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Shoes Do the U.S.’s Fastest Runners Wear?
We counted every pair at the Olympic Marathon Trials and found 94% of finishers wore shoes with carbon-fiber plates

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics:Podcast: Episode 101 with Michael Olzinski
"I see coaching as an art form—and it’s the science [that] gives you the tools that you need—but just like we found out that you tie two strings together and you pluck it, it reverberates and it makes a noise, it doesn’t mean you can play Little Wing on the guitar. So we know what physiology looks like, what blood flow looks like, what muscle function looks like, but taking that and putting it into a program for a human being, to me, is an art form and that is an infinite pursuit."

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia athletics admits wrongdoing in fake documents case
Suspension of troubled Russian track federation lifted by sports ministry

(WA) Athletics: Milestones in women’s athletics competition

(Daily Mail) Athletics: London Marathon ‘might’ have to be cancelled, Health Secretary Matt Hancock admits for first time due to number of global participants
* Event is world's biggest mass run with 45,000 participants and 1m spectators
* Its mix of runners from around the globe and fans from across UK could be toxic
* But Matt Hancock admits that other major sports events should not be stopped
* Country set to be in war footing as PM publishes coronavirus 'battle plan' today

(Clean Sport Collective) Athletics: Episode #38: Colleen Quigley, Olympic Steeplechaser

(Daily Star) Athletics: Britain's fastest ever woman Dina Asher-Smith immortalised as a toy Barbie doll
The sprint sensation is one of Team GB’s brightest gold medal prospects for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo - and now she has been made into a Barbie toy doll ahead of International Women's Day on March 8

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive: Anti-doping chiefs target marathon runners in new war on cheats
Brett Clothier, head of the Athletics Integrity Unit, compared the problem to the systemic blood-doping that emerged in cycling 20 years ago

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(NewsChain) Athletics: USA's Molly Seidel qualifies for Tokyo 2020 after running her first marathon

(NBC) Athletics: Missing the Olympic marathon team can mean a wait of 4 years, or a few months

(The42) Athletics:The melancholy of the former distance runner
In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport

(CBC) Olympics: Coronavirus leaves Olympic athletes with no way to predict whether Games will go on
Sprinter Andre De Grasse hopes that by opening day, everything is cleared

(The Times) Triathlon: Absence of leadership claim made against ‘toxic’ Triathlon Scotland
Lead performance coach ‘shocked and appalled’ by his experience

(RT) Drugs in Sport: ‘Is it because of my color?’ Mo Farah’s victim act is wearing thin over links to disgraced coach Salazar

(NewsChain) Athletics: Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill tips Dina Asher-Smith to achieve 'global' success in 2020
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill believes 2020 will be the year that British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith becomes a global sensation

Athletics: Solid Performances Highlight The 2020 Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon And Half Marathon
4,500 eager competitors lined up at the starting lines for the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon (NVM) and Half Marathon—the largest turnout in the event’s 42-year history

(The Star) Athletics: Moshon to lead Kenyan team to World University X-Country
* Moshon, of Kibabii University, will lead the men's team which also has Maseno University's Festus Kipkurui, Desmond Kiokoech of Laikipia, Jeremiah Ewoi of Kabianga University, Emmanuel Ngeno and Dennis Kibet of Kenyatta University
* Moshon won silver during the Africa Universities Cross Country Championships held at Marrakesh last year

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Krista DuChene and Reid Coolsaet win 2020 Chilly Half

(CBC) Athletics: This Vancouver man will be the oldest qualified runner at the 2020 Boston Marathon
Rod Waterlow will be one of 15 male runners older than 80 at this year's race

(Fox Sports) Athletics: Is this how the Olympics will look? Just 200 runners start in Tokyo Marathon on empty streets

(Sport24) Athletics: 'Jogging' Wayde claims another victory on comeback trail

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(NewsChain) Athletics: Coronavirus forces Tokyo Marathon to be contested without crowd as Salpeter sets course record<,BR>
Israel's Lonah Korlima Chemtai Salpeter won the 2020 Tokyo Marathon with a course record time around the empty streets of the Japanese city

(NY Times) Athletics: At Olympic Marathon Trials, the Agony of Fourth Place
Des Linden, in the women’s division, and Leonard Korir, in the men’s, were favorites to make the U.S. team. They finished fourth, which can be the worst pain of all.

Athletics:New course record for Bekele at The Vitality Big Half 2020
Bekele recorded a time of 60 minutes and 22 seconds, seeing off strong competition from runner-up Chris Thompson

(NY Times) Athletics: First Marathon. Her Next Will Be at the Olympics.
Seidel, 25, has two jobs, shares an apartment with her sister and runs turkey trots in costume. No, she can’t believe this is happening either

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah explains why he changed story told to US anti-doping agency on taking L-carnitine
Farah initially insisted he had never taken the substance, then returned to say that he had

(BBC) Athletics: The Vitality Big Half 2020: Kenenisa Bekele breaks Mo Farah's course record
Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele broke Mo Farah's course record in the men's Vitality Big Half race in London with a time of one hour and 22 seconds

(Reuters) Athletics: Ethiopia's Legese wins coronavirus-impacted Tokyo Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Olympic Marathon Trials Are Just the Start of Molly Seidel’s Comeback
Disordered eating nearly derailed her career, but Molly Seidel is ready to reclaim her running story
An Unexpected Trio Who Will Do Great at the Games
The top three finishers of the women’s race weren’t who anyone picked. But they weren’t surprises, either.

(CBC) Athletics: Justyn Knight shatters Canadian 1,500m indoor track record at Boston meet
Toronto native's 3:36.13 clocking tops Doug Consiglio's 1986 mark by over 2 seconds

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah: Olympic champion says new questions over Alberto Salazar are 'not fair'
Mo Farah says fresh questions raised in a BBC Panorama investigation over his relationship with his banned former coach Alberto Salazar are "depressing"

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Gone with the Wind: Rupp, Tuliamuk Storm Atlanta to Win the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathons
A hilly course amid winds that gusted as much as 20 miles per hour produced a podium full of surprises at the Olympic Trials Marathon
(ESPN) Galen Rupp wins 2nd straight U.S. Olympic marathon trials
(Women's Running) Tuliamuk, Seidel, and Kipyego Make the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team
(Runner's World) Molly Huddle Olympic Marathon Trials Results
Widely considered one of the favorites, Huddle didn’t record a split past the 21st mile

Frosty 5K - Burlington, ON

GIG Malta Marathon - Malta

Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon - Napa Valley, CA

Publix Atlanta Marathon, - Atlanta, GA

Tokyo Marathon - Japan
Webcast - February 29, 2020 @ 19:10 EST

Vitality Big Half - London UK

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