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  March 31, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge's plans jotled as Hamburg race postponed
* Last week, the team released names of the pacemakers for the race led by Victor Chumo and Philemon Rono
* Other pacers include Philemon Kacheran, Gideon Kipketer, Noah Kipkemboi, Paul Pollock, Victor Kiplangat, Alex Kibarus, Jackson Kiprop, Moses Koech, Sylvester Kiptoo and Bernard Cheptoch

(Sowetan Live) Women in Sport: ASA to urge human rights court to hear Semenya case before Olympics
'It's an urgent matter and we've launched an appeal'

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: UK drugs busters were told TWO YEARS ago about British Cycling's private drug testing of riders - with whistleblower raising concerns after probe into potential doper before 2012 London Olympics
* A whistleblower raised concerns to UKAD over British Cycling's private testing
* They questioned why the body conducted its own probe into a potential doper
* UK Anti-Doping are now under investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency
* COMMENT: The memory of our golden summer in London has been tarnished

(Runner's World) Athletics: Amazon Secretly Has So Many Running Shoes on Sale Right Now
Score unbelievable deals on top models from Brooks, Adidas, Saucony, and more

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto afraid if the impact of corona measures on athletes' preps
* Double world indoor 800m champion Collins Kipruto says the new Covid-19 measures requiring athletes to train individually will negatively affect their preparations for local and international events
* Kipruto, who is currently hard at work in Nyahururu, revealed he has had to adapt his training regime to the present circumstances.
* He revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19 just before competing in the 800m men's race at the Corpenicus Cup Championships in Torun, Poland

(The Sportsman) Athletics: Remembering The Great Jesse Owens, Who Stole The Show At Adolf Hitler's Olympics

(Times Live) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk wins 200m shoot-out in style, and is feeling confident

(WA) Athletics: Statement made with record run, Hoare hopeful of Olympic selection

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala finally breaks national 100m record
* Athletics Kenya and the government have indicated that any athlete sanctioned for a doping offence will not represent the country in any championship events
* "I am glad to have achieved my target of breaking the national record as well as attaining the Olympic qualification time," said an elated Omanyala from Nigeria

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Hook ‘Em, Courtney: Okolo Starred At NCAAs
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

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

(AP) Drugs in Sport: World champion Naser gets court date for doping rules case

(Mirror) Athletics: Team GB hopeful Katarina Johnson-Thompson trains in full PPE ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is bidding to win gold in the heptathlon at the Olympics this summer but is taking no chances in training to make sure she makes it to Tokyo

(The Nation) Athletics: Beijing half Marathon resumes in April

(The Star) Athletics: Kirui eyes Mumbai Marathon title in May
* The assistant superintendent of police based in Mombasa, said said he is ready to make his debut in Mumbai, where he will be up against other bigwigs.
* The 39-year-old first won the world title in 2009 in Berlin, Germany before defending it in 2011 Daegu, South Korea. Kirui won silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in London

(Eurosport UK) Athletics" Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘I still don't feel like I've reached my full potential’
Britain’s world champion heptathlete is targeting at least two more Olympic Games after admitting she has unfinished business in the sport, which she uses as her “driving force and motivation”. Johnson-Thompson says her recovery from an Achilles injury, which forced her out of the indoor season, is progressing “really fast” and remains optimistic going into the summer

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Already A History Maker, Allyson Felix Is On Track For More

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian runner Gulyayeva is most tested national athlete for doping in 2021
The runner underwent RUSADA’s four doping-control tests in the January-February period

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Collegiate Marks of the Week (

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 154 with Andrew Bumbalough
"You just run so much when you’re training for the marathon that if you don’t truly love it, you won’t really enjoy it. I think for most of my career prior to that I was so focused on performance and valuing the competition and what it gave me from that standpoint but I think as I transitioned to the marathon I really became interested in this idea of running for running’s sake. And as I started to do that I started to notice other people. You go to a marathon, whether it be Boston or Chicago or wherever, you’re immersed in a sea of runners—you’re starting on the line with forty or fifty thousand other people and everyone has a different story of why they’re there and how they got there."

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How Ellie Purrier Trained to Run the American 2-Mile Record
Purrier and Coach Mark Coogan explain the strategy and workouts they use to build aerobic power

(Cycling News) Cycxling: Tour de France crash inspires high-tech solution for safety
Norwegian's Safe Cycling Race brings LED signs to major pro cycling events to alert riders

(AW) Athletics: Men and women want different cross-country distances
Early findings from UK Athletics survey shows women generally prefer to race 8km and men like 10km - and in separate races too

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: UTEP’s Munyala Dominated The Steeplechase
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 28-29, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(CBC) Athletics: Athletics Canada hopeful upcoming Tokyo Qualifier Series leads to annual event
Runner Matt Hughes expresses need for 'quality, competent' pacers for distance races

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 1
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 1

(Global Times) Drugs in Sport: China to strengthen anti-doping rules, prohibit athletes suspended for over 1 year for doping ‘from joining national team’

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Athletics Cross Country Championships to feature masters for first time
World Athletics and World Masters Athletics have reached an agreement to feature masters races at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships for the first time in Bathurst in Australia

(AKIpress) Athletics: Kyrgyzstani runner Daria Maslova claims gold at Tashkent International Marathon

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Sally Pearson opens up on her journey of self-discovery
The two-time 100m hurdles world champion reveals why she didn't come out of retirement and how she's working with the future stars of Australian athletics

(SKy Sports) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlon world champion targeting two more Olympic Games
Katarina Johnson-Thompson almost quit athletics after disappointment at the Rio Olympics in 2016, while the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games for a year due to coronavirus also hit her hard, but she is now fully focused on going to Japan in July

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Fukuoka R.I.P.
It was like April Fool’s Day came a week early. On Friday (26 March), Japan Running News reported that the estimable Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship will cease to exist after its 2021 edition, ending a run of 75 years, a victim of changing times and lack of sponsorship

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Terrance Laird blazes 19.81 in the 200m at Texas Relays

(AW) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe praises Thommo’s “mature” run
Marathon legend watched British Olympic trials unfold during a cross-training session and was left inspired by the performances

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Texas Relays - Tara Davis Joins The 23-Foot Club
Tara Davis replaced legendary Jackie Joyner-Kersee as the Collegiate Recordholder in the long jump

(USTFCCA) Athletics: UCLA’s Johnson Set MRs In Back-To-Back Years
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 27, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Bett and Gemechu at the Cinque Mulini

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: SIU’s Roggy Dominated The Javelin In 1978
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: Browning breaks 17-year 100m Olympic drought by almost cracking 10 seconds
Browning, 23, clocks 10.05 seconds at Queensland Track Classic - Third-fastest Australian of all time behind Johnson, Shirvington

(Inside the Games) Sport: Sport suspended in Kenya as Government aims to tackle COVID-19 spike
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended all sporting activities in the country as part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19

(BAA) Athletics: Virtual 125th Boston Marathon Registration Opens Tuesday!

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: The Psychology of Racing vs. Pacing
Running alone against the clock is very different from trying to beat other runners, but untangling how our minds process the challenge is “like knitting with spaghetti”

(The Herald) Athletics: Callum Hawkins hopes DIY shed heat chamber can set him up for Tokyo Olympics environment

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 USTFCCCA High School Cross Country Coaches of the Year - State-By-State

(The Star) Athletics: Kandie, Kamworor lead stellar field for Istanbul Half Marathon
* Kamoworor, with three world championship under his belt, will be back on the roads following his recovery from surgery after he was hit by a motorcycle in June last year
* In the women's category, world marathon record holder, Brigid Kosgei and the women-only half-marathon world record-holder Peres Jepchirchir will be up against the second fastest female runner over the distance, Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw

(Daily Mail) Britain's first black female Olympian Anita Neil on working in a factory while training for the Olympics, witnessing the racist abuse towards John Carlos and Tommie Smith in Mexico in 1968... and how she's been ignored all her life
* It's almost 49 years since Anita Neil last represented Great Britain in Olympics
* The 70-year-old was a part of the world record 4x100metre relay team in 1968
* Neil had worked arduous factory shifts while training for the Olympic Games
* She also sat in Mexico's Olympic Stadium while racist abuse rained down
* Britain's first black female Olympian faded into obscurity, not through choice

(Cycling News0 Drugs in Sport: UKAD failed cycling by bungling its handling of a historic doping allegation denied by Shane Sutton
Potential witnesses were never contacted, notes were not taken during crucial meetings, and so the unresolved allegations persisted

(CBC) Athletics: Olympian Perdita Felicien's memoir is an homage to all the hurdles her mother faced
'Who I was and who I am as a woman, as a world-class athlete, was only because of my mother's story'

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: Arkansas governor signs transgender sports ban into law

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Paint it black: British Olympic marathon trial winner wears disguised pair of 'super shoes'
Chris Thompson was given permission by sponsors On to wear Nike Vaporfly Next% shoes but covered the branding in black paint

(Mirror) Athletics: Chris Thompson rolls back years with marathon triumph on eve of 40th birthday
Steph Davis wins women's race at British Olympic Trials in London's Kew Gardens and will join Thompson on plane to Tokyo

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Makusha Made History In Bowerman Year Of 2011
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 26, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(MSN) Athletics: Paint it black: British Olympic marathon trial winner wears disguised pair of 'super shoes'

(FootWear News) Athletics: The Running Boom Continues: How Asics, New Balance and Saucony Plan to Win in 2021

(The Guardian) Athletics: Stephanie Davis reaches Olympics less than three years after first marathon
Glaswegian part-timer set for Tokyo after personal best at Kew - 39-year-old Chris Thompson books place with win in men’s race

(Japan Running News) Athletics: 2021 Fukuoka International Marathon to Be Its Final Running

(Sport in Depth) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen: "Normally I run 181.5 kilometers a week during winter training"

(RRW) Athletics: Thompson, Connor and Davis Make Tokyo Olympic Marathon Squad At British Trials
-- It has been a momentous week for veteran distance runner Chris Thompson, and it's only Friday

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Letting Go of Preconceived Ideas - Australian Melissa Duncan on Her Time in the Corporate Leagues
Australian Melissa Duncan, the 2019 Oceanian 5000 m champion, is one of only a handful of non-African foreign athletes ever to run in the Japanese corporate team system

(The Independent) Athletics: Jake Wightman, the art of racing and why the impact of ‘super spikes’ is overblown
The British 800m and 1,500m runner speaks to Jack Rathborn about the road to this summer’s Olympics and Great Britain’s immense depth in middle-distance running

(BBC) Athletics: GB Marathon Trials: Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis take Tokyo Olympics spots
Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with victory in the Great Britain marathon trials
(The Telegraph) Tokyo Olympic trials: Marathon latecomer Steph Davis and Chris Thompson, 39, show it is never too late
British record holder Tom Bosworth, second in the men's 20km race walk, also punched his Olympics ticket at London's Kew Gardens

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Istanbul half marathon line-up heaving with stars
* It will be held on April 4 in the Turkish capital city and feature some of the world’s best athletes over the distance
* Kenya’s Leonard Barsoton, who was sixth at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia last year, will also be another fast runner on the start line
* Also in the mix are world half marathon record holder (women only) Peres Jepchirchir and Joan Chelimo

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2021 Men’s Post-Indoor Watch List

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Focus On The U.S. Women’s 100
Throw a dart. That’s our best Olympic Trials advice to anyone seeking to pick the top 3 in the women’s 100

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: George Mason’s Gage Shocked The NCAA LJ In 1988
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(RRW) Athletics: Historic British Olympic Marathon Trials To Be Held On Friday <
For the first time in 41 years, Great Britain will hold a stand-alone trials race to select up to four members of their marathon team for an Olympic Games.

(Genetic Literacy Project) Drugs in Sport: Gene doping: The next ‘big issue’ in world athletics

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jeff Galloway - You Don’t Have to Run Until You Puke
Carrie chats with the legendary Jeff Galloway! They discuss why he likes helping people get into the sport of running, how he got into running, how to find the joy in the run, celebrating the wins of your training partners, living through the horrific massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympics, transitioning from a pro runner to a coach, and much more!

(BBC) Athletics: All you need to know about the GB marathon trials
A stroll in the park? Not in London's Kew Gardens on Friday morning, where Britain's best road runners and walkers will duel it out for a place on the plane to Tokyo 2020

(NY Times) Women in Sport: So You Want to ‘Save Women’s Sports’?
More than 20 states are considering bills to ban transgender kids from girls’ sports. If only people really cared about female athletes

(CTV) Athletics: Montreal Marathon weekend will be back in September

(Daily Nation) Athletics: No registration extension for Eldoret City Marathon
* April 11 Eldoret City Marathon expected to attract huge number of elite athletes
Race Director and marathon legend Tanui warns there will be no extension on April 6 registration deadline

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Meet Becs Gentry - the Olympic marathon hopeful who has never run a competitive race
Gentry, a Peloton instructor in New York, will make her racing debut on the eve of her 35th birthday at Britain’s Olympic marathon trial

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Covid-19 pandemic will affect Olympic hopes, says Katarina Johnson-Thompson
World heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson says Olympic success this summer will be determined by who has coped best with the pandemic

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sprinters to remain in 'bubble' camp despite trials postponement
* A national team of 42 athletes was picked during the National Cross Country Championships on February 13 at the Ngong Racecourse for the Africa Cross Country that was planned for March 6 to 7 in Lome, Togo
* The team proceeded for residential training in Kigari, Embu, but the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) cancelled the event after the hosting nation proved not ready to implement Covid-19 protocols

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2021 Women’s Post-Indoor Watch List

(The Independent) Athletics: Holly Mills: Meet the next in a long line of great British heptathletes
At just 20, Holly Mills already boasts one of the best scores in British multi-eventing history as she follows in the footsteps of the likes of Denise Lewis, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Texas’ Thompson Marveled In NCAA Distance Events
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 24, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya battling sports regulators in new bid for Olympic entry

(AW) Athletics: Kew Gardens just as fast as Vienna’s sub-2hr course, says Dave Bedford
Endurance legend says British Olympic trials features a super-quick route which could potentially stage world record attempts let alone Tokyo qualifying performances

(Sky Sports) Olympics: New Zealand Olympians to get early access to Covid-19 vaccine
Olympic athletes eligible to jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccine on compassionate grounds or to compete in events of "national significance", says New Zealand's minister responsible for response to coronavirus

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - Olympic success hangs on who has handled the pandemic best - Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Britain’s heptathlon world champion believes there will be champions in Tokyo who would not have been in contention had coronavirus not put back the Games by a year. Johnson-Thompson says she was on course to reach her peak for the Olympics in 2020, but will work hard to go again this summe

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Training: What’s the Minimum Dose of Training to Stay Fit?
A new review assesses what it takes to maintain endurance and strength when circumstances interfere with your usual training

(The Sentinel) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge ready for Hamburg Marathon redemption
Kenyan Olympic champion and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping to return to the top of the podium at the NN Hamburg Marathon on April 11 to redeem his stature following his shock London defeat last year

(Triathlete Magazine) Multisport: Opinion: The Pandemic Is Not A Marathon
It's time to stop comparing this to sports.

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

(AW) Athletics: Britain can be the global powerhouse of endurance, says Hugh Brasher
London Marathon race director believes GB runners can dominate the world if their talent has world-class support structures

(Tri247) Triathlon: Tom Bishop and On running announce new partnership
GB Elite Triathlete Tom Bishop and On announce new partnership in the lead up to his Olympic qualification campaign

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson Is Still The 100’s Young’Un
A 10.75 at the ’19 NCAA made Sha’Carri Richardson the fastest Junior in world history

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: 2021 Drake Relays and Grand Blue Mile to Host USATF 1-Mile Road Championships; Defending Champions to Return

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Grinnell’s Paulu Sprinted To NCAA History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 23, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK postpones World Relays Championships trials
* AK has hosted several eventss this year including all the events in its national cross country calendar, three relay weekend meetings and two track and field weekend meetings
* A national team of 42 athletes was picked during the National Cross Country Championships on February 13 at the Ngong Racecourse for the Africa Cross Country that was planned for March 6 to 7 in Lome, Togo

(Star-Tribune) Athletics: 4,000 runners will hit streets in this fall's Twin Cities Marathon
Organizers announced modified plan for 26.2 race; popular 10-miler is a go, too

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Is It Safe to Go Back to Group Exercise Class at the Gym?
Indoor fitness classes, which often result in heavy breathing in poorly ventilated rooms, can be risky. Here’s a guide to help you decide if your gym is doing enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19

(Footwear News) Athletics: How the Women Leading the Running Industry Diversity Coalition Are Using Sport to Create a Better Tomorrow

(BBC) Athletics: Dewi Griffiths: New shoe technology like 'free time' in races
Advancements in running shoe technology are like being given 'free time' in races, according to Welsh marathon runner and Olympic hopeful Dewi Griffiths

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 153 with Shalane Flanagan
"I’m hoping that my position with Bowerman and what I’m doing is just the beginning of a whole bunch of other women getting into coaching—and especially at this level. I think there’s some great coaches at the collegiate level and high school level and they’ve been doing an amazing job, but I think to take it to this level as well, at the professional level, I feel like there’s very minimal women out there and I’d love to just hopefully be a resource and a mentor to some future women that want to get into coaching. That being said, I don’t have personal coaching goals, I just hope that it’s something even bigger than that—it’s actually a catalyst for a whole bunch of women to be in positions of power and mentoring and leadership and guiding.”"

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Eugene Marathon Is Offering Medals Made of Wood From the Old Hayward Field
You can now own a piece of track history

(AW) Athletics: Jacob Kiplimo wins again in Italy – weekly round-up
Race walking records aside, this week’s highlights include a cross-country win for Jacob Kiplimo in Italy and US 15km title for Emily Sisson in Florida

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Operación Puerto doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes to give rare interview
Disgraced Spaniard looks back over his career that ended when the blood doping scandal exploded in 2006

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA NCAA DI Program of the Year Standings - Mid-Year Update

(ESPN) Olympics: Volunteers from abroad ruled out for Tokyo Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Scott Won Back-To-Back NCAA Hammer Titles
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 22, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Track and Field News) Athletics: High School Girls Indoor AOY — Sophia Gorriaran
Already qualified for the OT 800, Sophia Gorriaran got valuable experience against pro runners this winter.

(Irish Times) Athletics: Dublin Marathon 2021 set to have a new look and feel
Organisers looking at races in other cities before confirming October plans

(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: Vancouver Sun Run Race parties on, virtually
This year’s Sun Run is virtual. And so is the post-event celebration

(EA) Athletics: Schlumpf smashes Swiss half marathon record ahead of her marathon debut
European 3000m steeplechase silver medallist Fabienne Schlumpf gave further notice to her ability as a road racer by breaking her Swiss half marathon record in cold conditions at the elite-only Itelligence Citylauf Invitational in Dresden on Sunday (21) morning

(The Independent) Triathlon: ‘It’s nice that it’s just the norm for us’: Life in the most gender equal sport on the planet
Triathletes compete over equal distances for equal prize money with the international federation boasting higher female representation on their board than any other

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Trailblazers: 'Build your dreams' - The remarkable story of Jesse Owens - Eurosport special
Eurosport are releasing a 10-part series showcasing sport’s greatest stories and heroes who inspired meaningful change. The series, produced in collaboration with Refresh who leveraged their network of talent to authentically convey real life stories, continues with a celebration of the great Jesse Owens and his remarkable journe

(Fast Women) Athletics: How Samantha Palmer balances elite running and elite coaching

(WA) Athletics: Kiplimo and Gemechu reign supreme at Campaccio cross country

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 2021 Indoor Women’s Athletes Of The Year
Gudaf Tsegay’s World Record 1500 was the mark of the year and gained her World AOY status

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Drouin Soared To The Bowerman In 2013
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 21, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Times-Colonist) Athletics: Olympic qualifying track series coming to Victoria

Athletics: Strong marathon debut by Simon Boch, Fabienne Schlumpf breaks Swiss half marathon record in Dresden
Despite freezing and windy conditions Simon Boch ran a strong debut marathon at the Itelligence Citylauf Invitational in Dresden on Sunday

(DAI Sport) Athletics: Charlotte Arter Relishing Step Into The Unknown With Marathon Debut In Kew

(IOL) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk awaiting US clearance, may still run in ASA’s Joburg season opener

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emily Sisson Continues Her Tear With a Dominant Win at the USATF 15K Championship
Sisson never gave up her lead and won by more than a minute, while Clayton Young won his first pro national title in the men’s race

(AW) Athletics: Coronavirus positives from Torun escalate
Further Covid cases found following European Indoor Champs in Poland as organisers claim some athletes did not follow safety procedures

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Holly Mills: The Team GB star who is making her mark on the senior athletics stage aged 20
Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson drew the world's attention to the strength of Great Britain's female multi-event athletes. Now there is a new kid on the block: Holly Mills. The 20-year-old is already one of the UK's greatest multi-event athletes in history

(Mirror) Athletics: Holly Bradshaw reveals fears for Olympics after testing positive at Euro Indoors
"I am a little bit nervous about Tokyo now. The fact I have managed to pick Covid up so easy does make me nervous about travelling as a team again"

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Triple challenge whets the appetite for Camille Buscomb on the long road to Tokyo

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Watts Made Quick Work Of NCAA 400
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 20, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(USATF) Athletics: Sisson, Young Victorious at the USATF 15 km Championships presented by Toyota

(Digital Journal) Athletics: Chatting with Tianna Bartoletta: Three-time Olympic gold medalist
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her future plans, athletic career, daily motivations, and her upcoming book "Survive and Advance."

(RRW) Athletics: Overseas Spectators Will Not Be Allowed at Tokyo Olympics
In a widely anticipated announcement, organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games announced today that overseas spectators would not be permitted at the Games due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

(ITU) Triathlon: First ever Winter Triathlon world title for Italian Meirhofer
Norwegian Hans Christian Tungensvik claims the Winter Triathlon crow

(RRW) Athletics: Sisson Dominates Gate River Run And Wins Third National Title
Despite windy conditions, Emily Sisson dominated this morning's USATF 15-K Championships hosted by the Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Fla

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman struck off
Tribunal found doctor’s fitness to practise impaired - Admitted or found guilty on charges of ordering testosterone

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon Plans to Go Ahead in October With Reduced Field of 25,000 - Entries Open Monday

(USATF) Athletics: Bor, Davis earn USATF Athlete of the Week honors - March 1-14

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Iowa State’s Koll Rolled To 5K-10K Crowns
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country National Awards

Gate River Run - Jacksonville, FLA

  March 19, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Guardian) Athletics: 'I do sport, but it’s not who I am': Nicola McDermott jumping for gold and God in Tokyo
The Australian high jumper on breaking the magical two-metre barrier, going solo in Europe during Covid, and her strong Christian faith

(Track and Field News) Athletics: A Look Back At Jim Ryun’s First HS Sub-4

(The Voice Online) Athletics: Darren Campbell tasked with coaching Team GB’s sprinters in Olympic year
The respected Campbell was part of the first British team to win the Olympic 4×100m for 92 years

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 307: Mel Charbonneau - You Have a Story to Tell
Mel Charbonneau has a gift of speaking encouragement into the lives of women and I’m certain she drops some truth today that you need to hear! Mel is the co-founder of the popular women’s running community Fellow Flowers and she helps women own their story, identify what truly matters and make wholehearted decisions aligned with their core values

(Fast Running) Athletics: Staying healthy as a doctor and a runner
Doctor and marathoner Elsey Davis talks us through her own journey of trying to do her utmost to support her immune system amongst a stressful job and high mileage training

(Outside Online) Athletics: Will There Be Fans at the Hayward Field Olympic Trials?
After 2020, holding the event at all will be a victory in itself

(EA) Athletics: European Athletics statement on positive COVID-19 cases following Torun 2021
European Athletics would like to clarify the current situation regarding a number of positive cases of COVID-19 that have been reported in connection with team members and athletes from competing countries attending the European Athletics Indoor Championships which took place in Torun, Poland from 4-7 March

(SuperSport) Athletics: ASA launches Athletix Invitational Meet
Athletics South Africa (ASA) is excited to celebrate South Africa’s return to competitive track and field racing with the launch of the exhilarating ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI which will be held in Johannesburg over two legs with the first next week Tuesday, 23 March

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Injury Risk
Changing hormone levels affect your tendons, ligaments, and muscles, and evidence is mounting that this can influence your chances of injury

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Nicole Porath - Stay in the Game Longer
Carrie chats with Nicole Porath as part of UCAN’s Stay In The Game Longer series! They chat about setting the World Record for fastest half marathon while pushing a double jogger stroller, recovering from addiction, qualifying for the Olympic Trials, and much more!

(ITU) Triathlon: orld Triathlon to restart Olympic & Paralympic rankings on 1 May, 2021
Andorra ready to make its debut in the Winter Triathlon circuit

(BAA) Athletics: B.A.A. Announces Inaugural Patriots’ Day Mile Encouraging All to Get Active
Portion of entry fees raised to support area nonprofits whose missions focus on health & wellness

(CBC) Athletics: Athletics Canada launches competitive track series to aid Olympic hopefuls
Meets to take place in 4 provinces, 10 cities across Canada

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country Regional Awards

Health and Fitness: Cells burn more calories after just one bout of moderate aerobic exercise, OSU study finds
In a recent study testing the effects of exercise on overall metabolism, researchers at Oregon State University found that even a single session of moderate aerobic exercise makes a difference in the cells of otherwise sedentary people

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: LSU’s Hardin Completed Unique 440-220H Double Twice
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  March 18, 2021:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(NY Times) Athletics: Dick Hoyt, Who Ran Marathons While Pushing His Son, Dies at 80
He finished more than a thousand road races with his son Rick, who was in a wheelchair. They were best known for competing in the Boston Marathon

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Russians can compete in Tokyo after ANA scheme starts again
Authorised Neutral Athletes given green light to begin competing again with qualification for the Olympic Games now possible

(Jacksonville.com) Athletics: Elite field loaded for 2021 Gate River Run

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Coe claims he went out of his way to keep competitive options open for DSD athletes
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has defended the decision his Federation took over athletes with differences in sexual development (DSD), claiming he had sought to keep competitive options open in the female category even though a different alternative may have been open to him

Athletics: Itelligence Citylauf Invitational in Dresden on Sunday
Moen, Naert, Meucci and Petros in strong Dresden half marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Shot putter Sarah Mitton sees gains in mental game, weight room during pandemic
'My body language is a lot more confident and relaxed,' says Olympic-bound Canadian

(The Sportsman) Athletics: Being Unbeatable To Feeling Broken, Now Jodie Williams Is Ready For Tokyo Glory

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Colleen De Rueck - Age Does This Thing
Carrie chats with 4x Olympian Colleen De Rueck! They chat about growing up in South Africa, normalizing motherhood and running, how she built a resilient partnership with her husband, how to keep running fun when it’s your full time job, sharing her wisdom with the younger generations through her coaching business, and much more!

(Runner's World) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge, Feeling Mentally and Physically Fit, Is Ready for the NN Hamburg Marathon
In a Q&A, the marathon GOAT shares his running plans for this year, his dream sport, and more

(Keir Radnedge) Athletics: World Athletics says 12 cities want to stage first road running championships

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

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 2021 Indoor Men’s Athletes Of The Year
We may need to create an other-worldly AOY category for Ryan Crouser if he keeps it up

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Villanova’s Delany Starred In NCAA 1500/Mile
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Sports Mole) Athletics: Laura Muir: 'Delay to Tokyo Olympics has helped me'
Laura Muir believes delaying the Olympics has given her a better chance of glory

Athletics: Registration Open For 2021 Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K
In person racing returns on Saturday, November 6, 2021

Athletics: Thousands of Runners Continue St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations by Turning Their Neighborhood Streets Green for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
This Year’s Annual Chicago Tradition Lets Runners Compete Virtually in a Variety of Distances from March 19 to March 21

(WA) Athletics: Challenges overcome, Ibarguen's ambition still burns brightly

(Runner's World) Athletics: The U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Is Eager to Race
Catching up with the six runners who’ve been in limbo for the past year

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Patience Paid Off For Stanford’s Plumer In 1984
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(Jacksonville.com) Athletics: Gate River Run returns with new numbers game
Reduced field, dual start lines installed to guard against COVID-19

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why a High VO2 Max Isn’t Always a Good Thing
Turns out, how much oxygen your body can utilize is only one factor in how well you perform

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Women’s XC Champs - Wins For Chelangat, BYU
NCAA Men’s XC Champs - Northern Arizona Back On Top

(AW) Athletics: British Olympic 10,000m trials head to Birmingham
University of Birmingham could see athletes like Mo Farah racing for Olympic selection on June 5 following cancellation of Highgate event

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics Council to consider re-instatement of ANA scheme for Russian competitors
The restoration of the Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) scheme - which allows Russian competitors who meet anti-doping criteria to take part at international events but not under the national flag - will be one of the key areas of discussion at the World Athletics Council meeting that starts tomorrow

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Awards

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(BBC) Athletics: Elliot Giles: the story behind breaking a 38-year-old British record
When he was 19, Great Britain's Elliot Giles was in what should have been a career-ending motorbike crash

(Irish Examaminer) Athletics: 'It’s one of my biggest regrets in running': Olympic pain fuelling Paul Pollock's Tokyo dream
In an effort to break through to the ranks of world-class, Paul Pollock has all too often broken himself. Over the last eight years, the 34-year-old marathoner has spent as much time injured as he has healthy, his bones and his body all too often breaking down as he underwent the trial of miles. But the Belfast man knows, at his best, he can be right up there alongside the world’s best, writes Cathal Dennehy

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Indoor Championships organisers after TENTH positive Covid-19 case since their return... with Olympic pole vault hopeful Holly Bradshaw among that number
* Sportsmail reported last week the British delegation had to isolate for 10 days
* As of Tuesday afternoon, the number of positives had risen from one to 10 cases
* Olympic pole vault hopeful Holly Bradshaw has now admitted she is among them

(EA) Athletics:After breakthrough in Torun, Hodgkinson sets sights on Tallinn and Tokyo
Keely Hodgkinson’s assured performance in becoming European indoor 800m champion just four days after her 19th birthday made her the youngest British winner at the championships for more than half a centur

(RunRepeat) Health and Fitness:1/3 gym members won't return after vaccine

(Tri247) Triathlon: Triathlon Relays Set for Return

(EA) Athletics: European 10,000m Cup to be held in Birmingham on 5 June

(RiverBender) Athletics: Olympics Legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee Joins Discussion of Women in Sports

(KIWA Radio) Athletics: Drake Relays To Be Held April 22nd

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics:Podcast: Episode 152 with Darcy Budworth
"I think I’m somebody where I grew up in a family of many people, a large family - and then also I grew up Morman, and so I grew up around many families that were very large and also my mom did daycare at our home - and so I’ve always just been around a lot of people and I’ve always had to be somebody that has found my voice among many people while also being friends with everybody. And it’s funny, when I was growing up I always had friends all over the place. I never realized until recently that that continues to be true. I feel like I’m a connector where I love just meeting new people and finding out about new people and then connecting different people with likeminded people, so I definitely think that’s probably the core of my being."

(Men's Health) Health and Fitness: New Balance Just Released the Active Performance Face Mask for Workouts
Plus, it comes with a bonus storage pouch to wear comfortably on your wrist

(Namibian) Athletics: Mboma sets world's fastest time

(Times-Union) Athletics: Freihofer's Run for Women postponed until Sept. 25

(Boston.com) Athletics: BAA announces field size and registration dates for postponed 2021 Boston Marathon
Officials say they're working to ensure social distancing is possible throughout the 26.2-mile course, "especially at the start and finish."

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights and Results From the 2021 NCAA Cross-Country Championships
Rescheduled from fall 2020, Monday’s race was held just two days after the NCAA Indoor Championships

(EA) Athletics: Three-time European medallist Fuchsova dies at the age of 55
Fuchsova won three medals for the Czech Republic at the European Championships and was one of the most successful 400/800m runners in the world in the late 1990s and early 2000s

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Meet Recap: 2020 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships
Champions were crowned at the 2020 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships on Monday, held at the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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(RRW) Athletics: BYU, NAU Take Team Titles at NCAA Cross Country Championships
At today's pandemic-delayed NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the women of Brigham Young and the men of Northern Arizona were decisive winners in the team competition with 96 and 60 points, respectively, while the individual titles went to Mercy Chelangat of Alabama and Connor Mantz of Brigham Young

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Athletics President Coe says new shoe designs likely to help create Tokyo 2020 world records

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: Hauser, Gentle Triumphant at Mooloolaba

(DAI Sport) Athletics: Welsh Athletics Call For Government Action To Make Running Safe

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World Under-20 Champs LOC directed to fast track preps
* Tuwei assured that the glue to stick the synthetic track will arrive in the country in April with Mondo engineers laying it
* Our committee and that from Kenyatta University will engage immediately to discuss the issue of accommodation and the work that needs to be done at the institution,” said Tuwei

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why Aren’t More Female Coaches in Charge of Pro Teams?
Two recent high-profile jobs went to men. Were women seriously considered for either job?

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Indoor Women Day 3 - Arkansas Does It The Hard Way
Hog head Lance Harter found a way to win the national team title without a single individual winner

(The Star) Athletics: Obiri targets gold in both 5,000m and 10,000m at Tokyo Olympics
* World 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri plans to compete in the 5,000m and 10,000m races at the Tokyo Olympics
* Obiri says she will cover more kilometres in her training to aid her transition to the race category

(EA) Athletics: Chemtai Salpeter clocks 2:22:37 marathon on the road to Tokyo
European 10,000m champion Lonah Chemtai Salpeter clocked 2:22:37 in an elite-only marathon in the Hula Valley nature reserve in northern Israel on Sunda

(Loop) Athletics: British sprinters Hughes and Francis shine at JAAA meet

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiprotich, Kipchoge to face off in Hamburg
Kiprotich may have to do it the hard way when he meets Kenyan great Eliud Kipchoge on the streets of Hamburg next month

(Fast Running) Athletics: Could we see a world record in Antrim?
It may still be a while off but there is already plenty of reason to start getting excited for the 2021 Antrim Coast Half Marathon

(AW) Athletics: Female sprinters shine at NCAA Champs
Abby Steiner’s 200m world lead and Athing Mu’s 4x400m leg impress in final all-women’s session on Saturday night in Fayetteville

(WA) Athletics: Evelyn Ashford: from racing the boys to four-time Olympic gold medallist

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(RRW) Athletics: Fifty-Nine Student-Athletes Scheduled to Double Back For NCAA XC Championships
A total of 59 student-athletes (39 women and 20 men) who competed in the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., from March 11 - 13, are scheduled to also compete in tomorrow's NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Indoor Men Day 3 - An Oregon Juggernaut
Doublers Cole Hocker & Cooper Teare played integral roles in Oregon’s team win

(Scoop NZ) Athletics: Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2021 Was Held With 4,704 Participants With Covid-19 Protective Measures

(Runner's World) Athletics: She Was Disqualified for Running With a Hijab. Here’s How Noor Alexandria Abukaram Fought Back
The 17-year-old helped advocate for a new bill in Ohio to address religious discrimination in sports. Watch how she won

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: ITA chair "confident" of "robust anti-doping programme" at Tokyo 2020

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Hellen Obiri lights up Kasarani
* Rugut returned the fastest time over the two-lap race, clocking 1:45.9 to win
* Rotich clocked 1:46.39 to win the third semi while Ngeny timed 1:46.4 to claim the second semi

(BBC) Women in Sport: Reclaim These Streets: Female athletes share experiences of training alone
"I almost learned to live with it and to accept that this was a normal reality that I would have to face my whole life."

(Cycline News) Drugs in Sport: Chris Froome suggests Sutton doping insinuation down to Wiggins rivalry
Mail on Sunday reveals Sutton raised concerns over Froome's power and heart rate data

(The Guardian) Athletics: Nina Kennedy breaks Boyd's Australian vault record using her old pole
Olympics medal hope clears 4.82m on first attempt for 7cm PB - Mark would have earned her bronze medal at Rio Olympics

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Why Sydney McLaughlin is an athlete to watch at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021
Find out more about the puppy-loving 400m hurdler from the USA, who was a runner-up to Dalilah Muhammad at the world championships in Doha in 2019

(RRW) Athletics: Oregon's Hocker Wins Both Mile and 3000m At NCAA Indoor Championships
On the final day of the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas, Oregon sophomore Cole Hocker was the dominant distance athlete winning the mile in a championships record 3:53.71 then the 3000m in 7:46.15 about an hour later, both with sizzling final laps

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Antrim Coast Half Marathon targets world record as Ethiopia star Yalemzerf Yehualaw confirms spot

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: A Real-World Test of Whether Fresh Minds Run Faster
Mental fatigue has become a hot topic for sports science researchers, but its effects remain controversial

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: The Tokyo Olympics challenge: How can Canadian athletes aim for gold at Games compromised by COVID-19?

(AW) Athletics: Cole Hocker storms to golden double at NCAA Indoors
Oregon teenager wins stunning mile and 3000m double as British runner Finley Mclear goes close in 800m at US collegiate championships in Fayetteville

(BBC) Athletics: Let's talk about race: Black athletes on their experiences
After the death of George Floyd in 2020, sporting organisations and governing bodies all over the world started speaking more openly about race, diversity and inclusion. But how much have things actually changed?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Championships - Day 3 Recap

Nagoya Women's Marathon - Japan

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(Times Live) Women in Sport: Sports department earmarks R12m to help Semenya fight testosterone ruling
The Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation has thrown its weight behind the Olympic champion, saying rules must apply equally to everybody

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Indoor Women Day 2 - A CR For Tara Davis
A third-round 22-9 gave Tara Davis the longest indoor leap in collegiate history

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan long distance runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi sentenced for forging documents
* She becomes the first Kenyan athlete to be found guilty in a criminal court.
* The verdict was handed down after the trial in Eldoret following an investigation lasting a number of years

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
After last year’s meet was canceled, athletes are making up for lost time with broken records and breakthrough performances

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Indoor Men Day 2 - JuVaughn Harrison Doubles
JuVaughn Harrison crafted a unique double when he won the high jump and long jump golds

(RRW) Athletics: Kiptoo, Kimeli Win NCAA 5000m Title
Iowa State's Wesley Kiptoo and Auburn's Joyce Kimeli won the 5000m titles on the penultimate day of the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas today, while the men of Oregon and women of Brigham Young took the distance medley relay titles with superb anchor-leg runs

(Watch Athletics: JuVaughn Harrison Clears 2.30m and leaps 8.45m to win NCAA high jump and long jump titles

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Team Sky and British Cycling in dock after Freeman guilty verdict
Freeman formerly chief doctor for Team Sky and British Cycling - Found guilty of ordering banned testosterone for unnamed rider

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Championships - Day 2 Recap

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(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Review: Nike Air Zoom Victory
We got to try a pair of super spikes, and here are our thoughts

(AP) Olympics: Olympic host Japan will not take part in China vaccine offer

(Neo.Life) Drugs in Sport: The Case for More Doping in the Olympics
Some tech and drug enhancements are banned as unfair, but ironically they could end up leveling the playing field

(EA) Athletics: Big rise in TV viewing figures for Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships
The number of live TV hours viewed during coverage of last week’s European Athletics Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland jumped by an average of nearly 20% in nine key European TV markets, compared with the previous edition in Glasgow two years ago

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics podcast – celebrating women in athletics

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Nagoya Women’s Marathon the first mass participation race to be held in Japan during Covid-19 times

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 306: Erin Longin - Global Director Run/Train Business Unit at Puma
Puma has so many exciting things happening and I wanted to hear all about it! Erin Longin leads strategy and product creation for Puma Running, Training and Studio products including Footwear and Apparel

(Reuters) Athletics: Scheduling casts doubt over Miller-Uibo's bid for 200-400m Olympic double

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cherono sweating to clock Olympics qualification time
* Cherono told Nation Sport that she will be participating in the two-day Athletics Kenya weekend meeting at Kasarani which will also serve as a mini-trial for athletes to be invited for AK trials for World Relays scheduled for March 26-27
* She is working hard to attain the qualification mark in the 400m race and join Hellen Syombua who has already qualified for Olympics.
* Her coach Peninah Talam has tipped Cherono to improve on her personal best and believes participating in the weekend meets will help gauge her performance

(WA) Athletics: 50 days to go - World Athletics Relays Silesia21

(The Star) Athletics: Cherotich keen to extend winning streak at Kasarani track meet
* Cherotich said a win in the women's 5,000m race will go a long way in etching her name in athletics history books
* She braved scorching weather conditions to win the 10,000m women's race at the 1st AKtrack and field weekend meeting

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NCAA Day 1 - Tyra Gittens Claims Heptathlon CR
Texas A&M’s Tyra Gittens highlighted Day 1 of the NCAA Indoor with her Collegiate Record 4746 in the pentathlon

(Irish Times) Athletics: Athletics Ireland confirm positive Covid case in team that returned from Poland
Close contacts of athlete are now self-isolating for 10 days

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Gittens’ Pentathlon CR Headlines Day 1 Of 2021 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Championships

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(The New Daily) Athletics: Linden Hall clinches 1500m Olympic qualifier as world record falls at Canberra Track Classic

(WA) Athletics: Sara Hall, motivated by motherhood and marathons

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Big boost for marathon team ahead of Games
* NOC-K gives Sh125,000 each to eight Team Kenya marathoners to aid in their preparations
* Kipchoge optimistic runners will do well in Tokyo Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Winning mentality has Justyn Knight thinking big ahead of Tokyo Olympics
If Canadian runner stays healthy 'we certainly can think about a medal,' coach says

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020: China offers Covid vaccine doses for Olympic and Paralympic athletes
The Chinese Olympic Committee has offered Covid vaccine doses for those competing at the summer Games and at the 2022 winter Games in Beijing

(The Star) Olympics: Chepng'etich worried about impact of fanless Olympics
* The fourth-fastest female marathoner has set her sights on breaking the world marathon record currently held by her Team Kenya teammate Brigid Kosgei
* As part of her preparations for the quadrennial bonanza, she will be competing at April's Istanbul Half Marathon where she could run against world half marathon champion Jepchirchi

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sika Henry - YOLOSika Henry - YOLO
Carrie chats with Sika Henry. Sika is a triathlete, a runner, a business woman, an advocate, and has some exciting things on the horizon. They chat about her journey, transitioning into endurance sports, her push to improve diversity in the triathlon world, how she recovered from a horrific bike accident, and so much more!

(NY Times) Olympics: Olympians Enter a Risky New Event: Line Jumping
Some nations are prioritizing Olympians for vaccinations. Others say athletes will wait their turn. The choices could determine if the Tokyo Games are a sporting spectacle, or a superspreader even

(NY Times) Athletics: What Will They Look Like?
The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out most major road races through this spring. Marathon organizers are hoping their events can return this fall with new protocols and precaution

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the Big Weekend of NCAA Indoor Track and Cross-Country Championships
Two championships over five days isn’t ideal, but teams are ready to make it work

(German Road Races) Athletics: Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2021 is the first mass participation race to be held in Japan during the Covid-19 Pandemic 2021
* 5,000 women will participate in-person alongside a global Virtual Marathon

Track and Field News) Athletics: Preview - NCAA Women’s Cross Country Champs

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Postseason Awards

Canberra Track Classic - Australia

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(NY Times) Athletics: Getting to the Bottom of the Runner’s High
For years we’ve been crediting endorphins, but it’s really about the endocannabinoids

(The Star) Athletics: Leting bullish about marathon team's chances at Tokyo Olympics
* Marathon coach David Leting says individual marathoners in Team Kenya have the pedigree to produce a clean medal sweep at the rescheduled summer games
* Leting further dismissed concerns that the humid conditions at the summer games might be unbearable for the Kenyan athletes

(AW) Athletics: London Marathon funding boost for British runners
Medallists from European Indoor Championships are among 29 athletes who will benefit from support this year

(IOL) Women in Sport: Athletics SA to attack technical aspects of regulations in Caster Semenya court fight

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: How the World’s Best Athletes Handle Brutal Heat
At the 2019 World Championships, researchers gave marathoners and racewalkers swallowable thermometer pills and used thermal cameras to assess the effectiveness of hydration and cooling techniques in the heat of competitio

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Entire British athletics team who travelled to European Indoor Championships in Poland are forced to isolate after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19
* British athletes who took part at European Championships will have to isolate
* A staff member tested positive for Covid after 46 stars flew back from Poland
* All members of travelling party will have to self-isolate for period of ten days

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Preview - NCAA Men’s Cross Country Champs

(RRW) Athletics: Indoors Or Cross? NCAA Coaches Make Tough Choices
A year ago this Thursday America's top collegiate track and field teams had gathered in Albuquerque for the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships hosted by the University of New Mexico

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Two-time Olympic medalist Darren Campbell joins UK Athletics as head of short sprints and relay - and will work alongside former 400m runner Tim Benjamin, who will oversee long sprints and relays
* Campbell, 47, will work alongside former 400m runner Benjamin
* Both were targeted by head coach Christian Malcolm for his back-room team
* Eyebrows have been raised by several coaches around their specific credential

(Gary Cohen Running) Athletics: Arch Jelley Interview
Arch Jelley is a legendary distance running coach in New Zealand whose coaching career spanned nearly six decades. His most noteworthy coaching accomplishments are coaching John Walker to the first sub-3:50 mile in 1975 and an Olympic Gold Medal at 1,500 meters in 1976

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson can become Britain's 'next world-class athlete', says Christian Malcolm after starlet smashed the world Under-20 record in the 800m on her international debut
* Keely Hodgkinson, who only turned 19 last week, is showing signs of greatness
* She smashed the world Under 20 record for the 800m and won a significant title
* She is tipped to surpass Jemma Reekie and Laura Muir in the same field
* Christian Malcolm backed her to become Britain's next 'world-class' athlete

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(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: British sprinter calls for greater exposure of elite sporting females
Dina Asher-Smith wants the sports industry to consider "who we elevate, and why" in order to help young girls grasp what they are capable of

(Podium Runner) Athletics: The Scent of Hope
Spring smells like Boston, and travel, hinting at fresh possibilities that lift the spirit

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Trailblazers - Cathy Freeman: 'A big boost to the Aboriginal community'
Eurosport are releasing a 10-part series showcasing sport’s greatest stories and heroes who inspired meaningful change. The series, produced in collaboration with Refresh who leveraged their network of talent to authentically convey real life stories, continues with a celebration of Cathy Freeman and her remarkable journe

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Berings questions COVID-19 testing system at European Athletics Indoor Championships after false positive
Belgian athlete Eline Berings claims she was forced to withdraw from the semi-finals of the 60 metres hurdles at the European Athletics Indoor Championships for "no reason" following a false positive COVID-19 test result

(RRW) Athletics: LA Marathon Moves To The Fall With Updated Course
Since its inception in 1986, the race was held in March every year but two (May in 2009 and February in 2016), and this year it will be held on Sunday, November 7

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics to be held without foreign spectators, Japanese news agency reports

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson is a special talent but might be cautious over trying to make the Tokyo Olympics
British Athletics head coach Christian Malcolm was full of praise for teenager after dominant showing at the European Indoor Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Big boost for marathon team ahead of Games
* NOC-K gives Sh125,000 each to eight Team Kenya marathoners to aid in their preparations
* Kipchoge optimistic runners will do well in Tokyo Olympics

(WA) Athletics: Vaulting pioneer Dragila recalls memories of landmark global title

(The Guardian) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk: 'I've gone back to fighting for my dream from scratch'
The 400m world record holder suffered a devastating knee injury in a charity tag rugby match in 2017 but still eyes retaining his Olympic crown and breaking the 43-second barrier

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics:Podcast: Episode 151 with Hawi Keflezighi
"I would work around the clock, weekends, because I was passionate, and that’s one thing I say to anyone that’s passionate about what they do: make sure you do things that are sustainable, because no matter how passionate you are, no matter how much you love your job, if you’re doing it 24/7, seven days a week, and you don’t give yourself a break just because you love it, it’s still work and it will eventually catch up to you. And I did have those moments when I was a one-man operation—I loved it, and that’s why I was so quick to hire somebody else on my team, just to make sure we build the infrastructure to sustain ourselves for many years ahead."

(The Guadian) Athletics: 'Outstanding' Keely Hodgkinson tipped to lead new wave of British athletics
UK Athletics head coach hails European indoors-winning run - Christian Malcolm says athlete, 19, can peak at Paris 2024

(Mirror) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson has tools to become world class but we won't rush her, vows GB boss Christian Malcolm
Head coach urges Britain’s athletes to take ‘no fear’ attitude epitomised by teen queen Hodgkinson into Tokyo Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 7
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 7

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(Daily Nation) Olympics: Poll: Most Japanese don't want foreign fans at Olympics
* The Yomiuri poll also revealed that 45 percent of respondents were in favour of spectators in general attending the Games, with 48 percent opposed
* Organisers have said they plan to make a decision on overall attendance limits in April
* The poll was conducted between March 5-7 through random phone calls, with 1,066 of the 1,977 people contacted responding

(BBC) Women in Sport: Sonia O'Sullivan: Irish great thrilled at changed landscape of women's sport
"Athletics was just what I did because it was one of the few sports that women were able to do and available to us at that time."

(Al Jazeera) Athletics" Kenya’s Lornah Kiplagat outruns COVID to keep training champions
Kenya’s High Altitude Training Centre is not as busy this year due to COVID-19, but its founder, sports legend Lornah Kiplagat, is not slowing down

(AW) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: "Everything has to be defined for women"
The Jamaican sprinting star on defying expectations, proving a point and continuing to enjoy her career

(NCAA) Athletics: 2021 DI men's and women's cross country championship selections announced

(CBC) Endurance Sports: Why winter exercise can be especially hard on the lungs
dmonton researcher aims to understand the impact cold, dry air has on breathing

(NY Times) Athletics: Why I Stopped Running During the Pandemic (and How I Started Again)
Waiting to feel better wasn’t working. I had to act - By Lindsay Crouse

(Greek Reporter) Athletics: Zozo Christodoulou, The First Greek Woman who Ran the Marathon

(Daily Maverick) Athletics: Athletics faces ‘super shoe’ arms race ahead of Tokyo Olympics
World Athletics is playing catch-up to police running-shoe regulations adequately, which have distorted results and times to such an extent that it’s a similar crisis to the gains made by doping

(Clay Today) Athletics: Gate River Run 15K is a March 20 go!

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics launches #WeGrowAthletics to take further strides towards greater gender equality in sport

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson, 19, enhances reputation with commanding European indoor 800m victory
Hodgkinson dominated showdown to become the youngest Briton to claim a title at a European Athletics Indoor Championships since 1970
(Mirror) Keely Hodgkinson reveals star quality to conquer Europe at first attempt
Wigan youngster wins 800 metres as Britain bag 12 medals to match their record haul at a European Indoor Championships

(EA) Athletics: Del Ponte and Visser blitz to world leading times on the final day in Torun
Gold medal favourites Ajla Del Ponte and Nadine Visser more than lived up to their billing in the 60m and 60m hurdles finals respectively, blasting to world leading times and national records on the final day of the Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: 10 Runners Hit the 5,000-Meter Olympic Standard at the Sound Running Invite
Emily Sisson won the women’s race, while Grant Fisher won the men’s event

(Track and Field News) Athletics: European Indoor Champs - Sunday Women’s Report
A day after she won the 400 with an NR 50.63, Femke Bol anchored the Netherlands to a 4×4 NR with her 49.99

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(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen completes historic 1500/3000m double in Torun
Jakob Ingebrigtsen completed a historic 1500/3000m European indoor double that had narrowly eluded him in Glasgow two years earlier on the final day of competition at the Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoors: Teenager Keely Hodgkinson storms to 800m gold as GB finish on high
(The Guardian) Keely Hodgkinson claims historic indoor gold as Britain match record haul
Teenager wins 800m gold in 2min 03.88sec - Team GB match record medal tally of 12 from Glasgow

(Track and Filed News) Athletics: European Indoor Champs — Sunday Men’s Report
Jakob Ingebrigtsen successfully complete a 1500/3000 double by PRing at 7:48.20

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Qualifiers For 2020 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships Announced

(German Road Races) Athletics: Daniel Ebenyo and Miriam Dattke set annual world best times in the 10k road race in Berlin
The Kenyan clocked a time of 27:50 minutes at the third edition of the „Berlin 10k Invitational“. With this, 25-year-old Daniel Ebenyo beat the previous annual world best time of Ethiopian Abe Gashahun by exactly 30 seconds

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Nike 'super shoe' controversy grows after two athletes set personal bests with new long jump prototype
Thobias Montler set a new Swedish record at the European Indoor Championships and Belgium’s Nafi Thiam a personal indoor best in new spikes

(Track and Field News) Athletics: European Indoor Champs - Saturday Report
Saturday’s 6 finals at the European Indoor Championships produced a pair of yearly world leaders, one per sex. Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs produced the year’s fastest 60 (6.47) and Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine raised the women’s long jump best to 22-8½ (6.92)

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoors 2021: Holly Archer takes silver after winning appeal

(Mirror) Athletics: Jodie Williams chases away her demons to land first championship medal in seven years
Holly Archer fights her way to 1500m silver at European Indoor Championships in Torun and Holly Bradshaw makes it three medals on the day for Britain with pole vault bronze

(Evening Standard) Great Britain add three medals at European Indoors as Holly Archer, Jodie Williams and Holly Bradshaw star

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: British sprinter Jodie Williams ends seven-year wait for medal with European indoor bronze
Stepping up in distance to the 400m for the first time, Williams said she had her 'mojo back' after mixing it with the best once again

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA XC National Athletes of the Week - March 10

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(AW) Athletics: Marc Scott attacks 13min barrier for 5000m
In-form British distance runner withdrew from the Euro Indoors to tackle a track 5000m in California instead

(Outside Online) Athletics: Celebrating the Father of American Distance Running
The new Ted Corbitt Loop is great, but we still need a Ted Corbitt ultra

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: World Triathlon Championship Series event in Montreal postponed
This year's World Triathlon Championship Series event in Montreal has been pushed back from June to August because of the coronavirus pandemi

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sandi Morris: 'You have to pretend like the Olympics is going forward'
The Olympic pole vault silver medalist talks about creating her own competitive opportunities amid the pandemic and the challenges of staying motivated for Tokyo 2021

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 7
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 7

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Drama After The Finish Line In Men's 1500m Final At European Indoors

(Track and Field News) Athletics: European Indoor Champs - Friday Report
Nafi Thiam finished off her year-leading pentathlon score of 4904 with her fastest indoor 800 ever, 2:18.80

(AW) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen goes the long way round for 1500m gold
Young Norwegian creates history but only after being disqualified - then reinstated - on a dramatic night in Poland

(Sound Running) Athletics: Sound Running Invite - Saturday, March 6th. LIVE broadcast starts at 7:00pm PST, races kickoff at 7:30pm
Bowerman - Women’s 1500: Emily Lipari, Laura Galvan, Sinclaire Johnson, Amanda Eccleston, Karissa Nelson, Danielle Aragon, Hanna Green, Elise Cranny, Courtney Frerichs
Beasts - Men’s 1500: Izaic Yorks, Henry Wynne, Amos Bartelsmeyer, Eric Avila, Johnny Gregorek, Matt Centrowitz, Josh Kerr, Pat Casey, Ryan Adams, David Ribich, Nanami Arai, Nick Willis, Vince Ciattei, Craig Nowak, Sam Prakel

(The Guardian) Athletics: Pozzi rues Brexit rules that threaten Olympic hopes as Markovc stars
Briton may be forced to quit training base in Italy - Teenager Amy-Eloise Markovc takes stunning gold in 3,000m

(Mirror) Athletics: Amy-Eloise Markovc strikes gold in absence of defending champion Laura Muir
The 25-year-old, who is married to a Slovenian international rower and based in the US, finished ahead of team mate Verity Ockenden
(BBC) European Indoors 2021: Amy-Eloise Markovc wins GB's first gold

(ShowAndTellFilm) Athletics: Portland Track Presents: a Time and a Place
Streaming March 7TH @ 8AM Follow six Olympic hopefuls from NAZ Elite as they prepare for the Olympic Trials from their home base in Flagstaff, AZ

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Remember, Sydney McLaughlin Is Still Just A Youngster
Sydney McLaughlin was still only 16 when she made the Olympic team the last time around

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Recap: NCAA DI Conference Championships Friday

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(RRW) Athletics: USA Olympian Paul McMullen Has Died
The cause of death was said to be a skiing accident which occurred in Northern Michigan, but no other details were yet available. McMullen was 49

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah lands first win of 2021
Victory at the inaugural Djibouti International Half-Marathon gives Olympic champion a successful start to Olympic year

(Kyodo News) Olympics: Tokyo Olympic organizers most likely not to accept overseas fans

(EA) Athletics: Thiam takes three steps towards regaining her European indoor pentathlon title
Olympic and European champion Nafissatou Thiam is more than halfway to earning a second European indoor pentathlon title after a strong showing in this morning’s first three disciplines in an event that will conclude in the Arena Torun tonight

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 304: Ryan Hall - Career, Coaching Wife Sara Hall, Lifting, Family & Faith
Ryan Hall retired from Professional running in 2016 and began focusing on weight lifting as well as coaching his wife Sara Hall. He holds the American Record in the Half Marathon (59:43) and also holds the fastest marathon time ever ran by an American at the Boston Marathon (2:04: 58). He is a two time Olympian and now focuses on sharing all of the information he has learned over the years with his community over at Run Free Training

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Tiffany Porter interview: Hurdling in a face mask, juggling two jobs and being inspired by her daughter
At European Indoor Championships this weekend, British hurdler could become first athlete to win an international title in a face mask

(Tri247) Triathlon: British Triathlon teams up with Leeds Beckett University for testing programme

(The Star) Athletics: Mokua wants to run again after surviving hippo attack
* Edwin Mokua was training for the Izmir Marathon along the shores of River Ewaso in Nyahururu when he was savagely attacked by a hippo
* The attack left him with injuries on the ribs and a fractured shoulder and arms
* Mokua hopes to resume training and competing in the next eight months

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Jamie Webb interview: ‘We’ve got to win things to call it a golden era for British athletics’
One of the few senior members of the British contingent only has eyes for gold at the European Indoor Athletics Championship

(Mirror) Athletics: Holly Bradshaw eyes Euro gold to justify living 'like a hermit' through pandemic
British star leads British challenge in Poland having taken 25 Covid tests and lost thousands in prize money due to restrictions in build up to European Indoor Championships

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

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Will You Sign Up for the Virtual Boston Marathon? Take Our Poll
For the first time, a medal from the iconic event will be available to anyone. Getting into the race doesn’t depend on your speed or fundraising capabilities

(EA) Athletics: Lewandowski and Jakob Ingebrigtsen glide through 1500m heats in Torun but Filip bows out
Jakob Ingebrigtsen took a steady first step towards a 1500m/3000m double at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Torun as he cruised through his heat on Thursday (4) to qualify in second place for tomorrow evening’s final

(LetsRun) Ath;etics: Firefly Recovery 5,000m - Paul Chelimo American Record Attempt

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Boston Marathon's plan to hand out 70,000 medals roils runners
Distance running, traditionally one of the world's most genteel sports, has been roiled by an ugly mid-pandemic squabble over who should get a shot at a coveted Boston Marathon meda

(The Guardian) Athletics: Holly Bradshaw glad to be back after lost prize money and 'living like a hermit'
Pole vaulter to compete at European indoor championships - Covid has forced Bradshaw to miss five events this season

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Regional Award Winners

(AW) Athletics: Jodie Williams steps out of her comfort zone
British sprinter embraces role of GB captain as European Indoor Champs as she tackles the 400 metres

(CBC) Athletics: DeBues-Stafford donates track winnings to help homeless Texans after winter storm
Record-setting Canadian runner offers $750 US to rehabilitate Austin community

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Ultimate Guide to One of Our Best Training Tools: Long Runs
Going the extra mile(s) can help you run more efficiently at every distance—even if you dread it sometimes

(AW) Athletics: Exclusive: Mo Farah “fired up” ahead of half-marathon test
Four-time Olympic champion taking next step on the road to Tokyo in the country where he grew up as he headlines Djibouti International Half-Marathon

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: 'Shot putters aren't all big and scary': Meet Britain's sewing-loving star Sophie McKinna
Whatever outdated ideas persist about her event, McKinna wants to debunk myths about sportswomen in her field

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Dame Valerie Adams embraces the pain to drive the gain on her journey to Tokyo

(National Post) Athletics: They qualified for Tokyo - then COVID hit. A year later, U.S. marathoners hit their stride

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Ben Bruce - Fun Energy, Many Hats
Carrie chats with elite runner Ben Bruce! They discuss his role at Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff, all of the hats he wears in life, the shoe debate, running 17 USATF National Championships in a row, and so much more!

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: The unstoppable rise of the 'super shoe' - and how it caused 'mayhem' in athletics
Experts reveal how much improvement these shoes provide as Telegraph Sport looks at which world records are now in danger of being broken

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoors 2021: Five things you need to know
The European Indoor Championships, which start on Thursday, will be the first major multi-event competition for more than a year for many athletes whose schedules have been affected by the coronavirus

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Jepkosgei banned after giving fake evidence for missed test
* Jepkosgei missed a doping test on March 18 and offered fake evidence in the form of a forged document to explain the whereabouts failure, the AIU said in a statement
* In June, Jepkosgei’s representative sent the AIU a copy of a discharge summary document from the hospital purporting to relate her sister, which stated she been admitted on March 18 and “remained there for some days

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

(USATF) Athletics: 2021 USATF U20 Championships cancelled

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(EA) Athletics: With three European leaders in their ranks, the Dutch are poised for a golden campaign in Torun

(Explica) Athletics: Brand inflation kills the marathon

(AI) Athletics: Tirunesh Dibaba set to compete in the NN Mission Marathon Hamburg

Sports Medicine: Arthroscopy Can Help Battle Hip Joint Damage Sustained from Irresponsible Home Workouts
Home workouts have become the "new normal" for both sports enthusiasts and beginners alike, but exercising without supervision can lead to serious hip joint injuries

(VMLM) Athletics: Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon sells out

(Nike) Athletics: What’s New (and Familiar) About the Nike Vaporfly NEXT% 2

(AFP) Athletics: Coe welcomes roadmap for Russian athletics reintegration

(BBC) Athletics: Amy Hunt column: Training in Dubai, Olympic event decisions and the late-night essay grind
Spikes, kit and recovery drink. Usually it is pretty easy to pack for training. But it was so cold at the start of this year, we needed to add a snow shovel to our kit list

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Cycling: Two Very Different Ways of Riding the Tour de France
Detailed power data from sprinter Marcel Kittel and climber Tom Dumoulin highlight the contrasting physiological demands faced by different riders

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Why the debate about shoe technology needs to be put in a historical perspective
In rupturing my British record it was inevitable Elliot Giles' shoes became topic of conversation, but his achievement required so much mor

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: Banned coach's appeal takes place in Lausanne
Banned athletics coach Alberto Salazar's appeal against his four-year suspension will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday

(The Star) Athletics: Fast-rising Ekwam targets 400m world record at Tokyo Olympics
* Fast-rising 400m sprinter Zablon Ekwam idolises world record holder Wayde van Niekerk and wants to smash his world record
* He is in a rich vein of form, having upset a stellar lineup to win the 400m race at this weekend's AK Track and Field Weekend meet at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi

(Fast Running) Drugs in Sport: Book Review: The Russian Affair by David Walsh
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This was published in late summer 2020 when the athletics writing world was semi-furloughed and to some extent was some years after the facts - as the pan-sport international ban on Russian athletes and teams was already well in place. Thankfully.

Arguably the headline behind that ban, amidst a hugely extensive and long term list of convictions, was the doping programme focused around the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 - where the offences were so outlandish that even non-sporting people were captivated in reading of the level of misdemeanour. But The Russian Affair happens to be based around the heart of Russian women’s middle distance running, and from there it pans out into the wider world of Russian track and field athletics, Russian sport at large and, with sport being just one integral part of society, how Russia operates at a deep moral and behavioural level.

(USATF) Athletics: USATF announces 2021 Journey To Gold - Tokyo Outdoor Track & Field Series

(AW) Athletics: Euro Indoors preview - men’s track events
Here is a look at the contenders in the men’s track events at this week’s European Indoor Championships in Torun
Euro Indoors preview - women’s track events
We’re set for some intriguing clashes in women’s track races at this week’s European Indoor Championships in Torun

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Week 6
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Week 6
2021 NCAA DIII Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6

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(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Bahrain runner Jepkosgei banned for 3 years after faking car crash to miss doping testt
Admission earned her 1 year off standard 4-year sanction for tampering charge

(AI) Athletics: Tirunesh Dibaba set to compete in the NN Mission Marathon Hamburg

(Tri247) Triathlon: British Triathlon and Home Nations launch The Big Reboot

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: No sponsor, no worries as Tom Walsh takes big stride on the road to Tokyo

(Brinkwire) Athletics: It is too late to spike Nike super shoes as track records have tumbled

(FloTrack) Athletics: Pete Julian On Koko's 10K Debut, Brazier's Future And The Cause Of The Fast Times

(Japan Times) Athletics: Guinness recognizes Yuki Kawauchi for 100th sub-2:20 marathon

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Jemma Reekie: I can win a medal at Tokyo 2020
No British athlete has won an individual medal on the track on Olympic debut since 1988

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir wary of threat from Olympics marathon teammates
* World Half Marathon record holder Jepchirchir expects her teammates in the marathon team to pose the biggest threats to her quest for an Olympics gold.
* World half marathon record holder Jepchirchir was however reluctant to disclose any plans to participate in any international events as part of her preparations

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6

(American Distance Project) Athletics: Olympic Silver Medalist Chelimo To Lead Record Attempt at Firefly Recovery 5,000m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: NOC-K launches bubble training camp for Team Kenya at Kasarani
* As part of the local measures, NOC-K said journalists will not be allowed into the Team Kenya bubble camps.
* NOC-K is consulting the Sports Journalists’ Association of Kenya on the best way to service the media with information about the camps,” the Olympics body said
(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NJCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6

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(iNews) Athletics: Morgan Lake was inspired to do Cosmopolitan cover shoot because of what a coach told her about her body type
‘I look back to my younger self and how I would have felt seeing one of the athletes I looked up to on the cover’

(GrandmasMarathon) Athletics: Grandma’s Marathon Utilizes Crowd Science Expert In Planning 2021 Event
Leading Expert Marcel Altenburg Helping to Analyze 2021 Race Plan

(AC) Athletics:2021 National 5K Road Race for elite seniors, masters and teams to go virtual
Registration is now open for teams of four runners

(The Reporter) Athletics: Africa Cross Country Championships postponed
The 6th edition of the Africa Cross Country Championships, which was scheduled to take place onMarch 6th and 7th in Lomé, Togo, has been postponed to a later date

(Toronto Star) Drugs in Sport: Russian doping reform plan approved by track authorities

(Japan Times*) Athletics: Kengo Suzuki still in state of shock after setting Japan marathon record

(Road.cc) Drugs in Sport: Phil Liggett believes Lance Armstrong would have won the Tour without drugs
'The voice of cycling' said Lance was an 'exceptional' athlete...

(Runner's World) Athletics: Athing Mu Smashes the Collegiate Indoor Record in the 800 Meters
It’s the latest record this season for Texas A&M’s freshman phenom

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Yohan Blake: Jamaican sprinter would ‘rather miss Tokyo Olympics than have Covid-19 vaccine’

(iNews) Athletics: Lord Coe reveals how jazz obsession inspired Olympics track triumphs in Radio 2 show
Sebastian Coe reveals how an obsession with jazz guided his record-breaking athletics career

(Runner's World) Athletics:Konstanze Klosterhalfen Breaks the German 10,000-Meter Record at The Texas Qualifier
Keira D’Amato, in her first race as a Nike athlete, finished second and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials

(Arkansas Rzorbacks) Athletics: Seventh consecutive SEC Indoor championship for Razorbacks
Arkansas’ team depth secures 24th SEC Indoor championship

(AW) Athletics: Ashia Hansen’s world record remembered
On the anniversary of Ashia Hansen’s world indoor record in 1998, we take a hop, step and jump down memory lane with the triple jump legend

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Gig ‘Em, Lindon: Victor Ruled The Decathlon
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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