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Runner's Web May 2017 FrontPage Archive

  May 31, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Eight-year ban confirmed for Gay's coach Drummond
Former United States Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Jon Drummond has had his eight-year doping ban for possession, trafficking and administration of illegal substances confirmed following an unsuccessful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Cork City Marathon

Athletics: Bank of America Chicago Marathon announces expanded partnership with Gatorade Endurance
The Chicago Marathon will be the first major marathon to offer new Gatorade Endurance Energy Gel on course

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Isinbayeva quits as anti-doping chair after international pressure: Ifax

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: If a track meet happens in the forest, does it make a sound?

(CBC) Athletics: Brianne Theisen-Eaton is not missing the athlete life
Retired Canadian heptathlon star enjoying exploring other interests

(Competitor) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan Announces First Race Since Injury

(CTV) Drugs in Sport: 6 track athletes handed doping bans after Olympic retests

(Mashable) Athletics: Training for a half marathon showed me the shortcomings of AI assistants

(Sun Herald) Athletics: Mississippi Blues Marathon needs sponsorships to make it to Year 11

(The Guardian) Athletics: If Mo Farah raced Usain Bolt, what distance would be fairest?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: IAAF rejects 28 Russians for competition, approves 3

(Outside Online) Athletics: Running Needs Another Steve Prefontaine
It's been more than four decades since his death, and distance running hasn't yet found anyone who can match his bravado

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Gain Without the Pain - Legal Drugs in Sport
Painkillers in sport: a form of legal doping or an excessive reliance on medication that puts the long-term health of athletes in jeopardy?

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipruto set for Ostrava return

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Doctor linked to Salazar accused of falsifying records given to Usada
Dr Jeffrey Brown allegedly changed note with details of L-carnitine infusion - Accusations made by Steve Magness, former Nike Oregon Project employee
(The Telegraoh) Doctor in Alberto Salazar investigation accused of altering medical records

(Triathlete) Triathlon: New Finland 70.3 Will Feature a Midnight Finish

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Athletics: Deep Fields Set for Boys’ and Girls’ adidas Dream Miles June 2
Casey Clinger, Dalton Hengst and Austin Hindman are among the high school middle-distance stars set to compete in the adidas Boys’ Dream Mile, while Taylor Roe, ranked #1 in the U.S., leads a roster for the adidas Girls’ Dream Mile that includes Lexy Halladay, Brie Oakley and Allie Schadler, ranked #2, #3 and #4 in the nation, organizers announced today

(ProPublica) Drugs in Sport: Doctor’s Records in U.S. Doping Investigation Don’t Match Patients’ Copies
Houston endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown was also part of a 2015 investigation by ProPublica and the BBC of the Nike Oregon Project and coach Alberto Salazar

(Runner's World) Athletics: Runners Respond to Tragedy in Manchester With an Emotional Race
At the Great Manchester Run, a city remembers victims of a terrorist attack

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya to reap huge dividends for hosting U-18 championships

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Thompson needs a breather

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 9
2017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Bolt's legacy will endure

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Drug probe doctor 'altered athlete medical records'
The doctor at the centre of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) drugs investigation altered athletes' medical records before handing them to anti-doping authorities, according to new disclosures

(IAAF) Athletics: After smashing through the four-minute barrier, Ingebrigsten serves notice

(Houston Chronicle) Athletics: Carl Lewis launches a new track club with Olympic goals
Olympic legend launches club using time-tested tips to develop top athletes

(Sports Integrity Initiaive) Drugs in Sport: Russia’s National Anti-Doping Plan denies institutional doping

(IAAF) Athletics: Farah confirmed for London 3000m - IAAF Diamond League

(MediaMax) Athletics: Runners accused of mistreating members of society during training
Kenyan athletes are in the spotlight again after being accused of bad behaviour and attitude towards members of the community during training

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Collegiate Weekend: May 22-28, 2017

(Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Going Long - An Interview with Danny Mackey

(Buffalo News) Athletics: Jenn Suhr is still raising the bar at age 35

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Beijing gold best in my collection, says David Rudisha

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipruto set for Ostrava return

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: View from the truck and the runner's agent who knew it all about the Ottawa marathon

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Eliud Kiptanui and Guteni Imana win Ottawa Marathon titles
Eliud Kiptanui and Guteni Imana were the big winners in the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon on Sunday, but there was little doubt that Hiwot Gebrekidan learned a bigger lesson

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Bolder Boulder 2017 - Team USA's complete effort leads to pro title
Tanzania's Gabriel Geay takes home individual crown
Kenya's Barnabas Kosgei spoils Brandon Johnson's repeat bid
Kenyan wins men's title in Bolder Boulder debut
Bolder Boulder manifests the 'marvel of life'

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans rule
Eddah Jepkosgei and Julius Kiplagat Korir extended Kenya’s dominance of the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday by claiming comprehensive victories at the IAAF Bronze Label road race

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fast-rising Chespol sets sights on Worlds
The new women’s 3,000m steeplechase National Record holder Cellphine Chespol has set her sights on winning her specialty at the World Championships in London after running the second fastest time in history with victory at Prefontaine Classic on Friday

(IAAF) Athletics: My greatest challenge - Cindy Roleder

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kiptanui beats stellar cast to Ottawa Marathon title
Kenya’s Eliud Kiptanui crushed a world-class field to win the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon on Sunday, winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:10:14

(Japan Times) Athletics: Tokyo Games ‘too far’ for Farah

(GaryCohenRunning) Athletics: Matt Centrowitz Interview - May, 2017

Athletics: Pavey bounces back as Butchart retains his 10k title on record-breaking day
Andy Butchart produced a front-running masterclass to retain the British men’s 10k road title at the biggest ever Vitality London 10,000 in central London this morning while there was an emotional return to form for Jo Pavey who became the first triple winner of the women’s crown

(IAAF) Athletics: Jepkosgei retains Edinburgh Marathon title

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Bolder Boulder 2017 - Annual 10K shows true spirit of its host city
Memorial Day race has a little bit everything for everybody

(CBC) Athletics: Ottawa Race Weekend 2017 wraps up with registration down, fundraising up
Director says relief from fees would free up money to improve the event
(Ottawa Sun) Making Ottawa race weekend more 'special' key to sustain numbers, director John Halvorsen says

(Calgary Sun) Athletics: Third time's the charm for Kenyan marathoner
(Calgary Herald) Kenyan marathoner finally wins Calgary race
(CNW) More Records Set and Broken at Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

(KITV) Drugs in Sport: Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Fast Facts

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiptanui and Shone survive conditions to win Ottawa Marathon

(RunOttawa) Athletics: 43rd Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend wrap-up
Scotiabank Charity Challenge sets new fundraising record
Race Weekend Replay

Bolder Boulder 10K - Boulder, CO

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(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: A little pain and a lot of relief for Canadian runner Dayna Pidhoresky

(CBC) Athletics: Damian Warner captures 3rd Hypo Meeting decathlon title
Canadian completes record-tying hat trick at prestigious event, but falls short of personal best

(Buffalo News) Athletics: Kenya native becomes Buffalo marathon's first three-time winner

Triathlon: Sissons and Taylor-Brown grab first ever World Cup wins in Madrid
It was a day of firsts in the Spanish capital for the 2017 ITU Madrid World Cup, with both Ryan Sissons (NZL) and Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR) winning their first ever World Cup

(IAAF) Athletics: Thiam scores 7013 to break meeting record in Götzis
(The Guardian) Katarina Johnson-Thompson misses out in ‘greatest ever’ heptathlon
Briton can only finish fourth despite setting new personal best - Nafissatou Thiam becomes first athlete in 10 years to reach 7,000 points
(The Telegraph) Katarina Johnson-Thompson makes unwanted history with high-scoring heptathlon in Gotzis Hypo-Meeting

Athletics: Goolab grabs victory again as thousands run the Vitality Westminster Mile
Nick Goolab became the first man ever to retain the British men’s one-mile road race title at the Vitality Westminster Mile in central London on Sunday as 5,980 finishers crossed the Finish Line in front of Buckingham Palace on a day of remembrance and support for the victims of last Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Jo Pavey hoping London Marathon leads to World Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson sets new personal best & finishes fourth in Gotzis

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Prefontaine Classic Wrap-up

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: US Anti-Doping Agency probe into Mo Farah coach Alberto Salazar nears end
* It seems USADA are ready to present their evidence on coach Alberto Salazar
* Salazar is credited with turning Mo Farah into a quadruple Olympic champion
* A report accuses Salazar of using drugs to boost the performance of his athletes
* Any charge would be a major embarrassment for IAAF president Lord Seb Coe

(Burlington Free Press) Athletics: yler Andrews, Kasie Enman win Vermont City Marathon

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Eliud Kiptanui and Guteni Amana win Ottawa Marathon titles

(BBC) Athletics: Great Manchester Run - Tirunesh Dibaba and Dathan Ritzenhein win
Three-time Olympic track champion Tirunesh Dibaba won her fourth Great Manchester Run, finishing the 10km course in 31 minutes and three seconds
(The Telegraph) Great Manchester Run goes ahead amid security concerns

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: USADA allegedly ask for Sir Mo Farah's drug test samples
Investigators in the United States have asked for Sir Mo Farah’s samples to be released by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) so they can tested across the Atlantic, according to a newspaper article

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Rachel Cliff, Eric Gillis triumph at Canadian 10K Championships
The rundown from the 2017 Ottawa 10K and Canadian 10K Championships from Saturday evening in the nation's capital

(Luxemburger Wort) Athletics: Marathon runners turn up the heat in Luxembourg

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya claims another Diamond League event

(Running USA) Athletics: American 10K Record Holder Shalane Flanagan to Return to the Roads at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race
Flanagan to also make special appearance with "Run Fast, Eat Slow" co-author, Elyse Kopecky

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Q&A - Eatons on postretirement life, Mars vs. the Moon and new pup Zora

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng’etich, Kwemoi shine in Prefontaine

(RRW) Athletics: Farah Says Farewell to Hayward Field With Pre Classic Win
In 2011, Britain's Mo Farah made his Prefontaine Classic debut, winning the 10,000m in a European record 26:46.57

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Ethiopian runners take Ottawa 10K road race titles
(IAAF) Ethiopians Gudeta and Gebrsesilase win Ottawa 10k

(IAAF) Athletics: Bowie blasts to 200m win in Eugene - IAAF Diamond League

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse narrowly misses podium at Prefontaine Classic
Canadian finishes 4th in 9.96 seconds

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen becomes youngest to run sub four-minute mile

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Salazar says Nike Oregon Project athletes "have nothing to hide"
Alberto Salazar, chief coach at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), has denied any wrongdoing in the wake of the leaking of a US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report into activities there

Great Manchester Run - UK

Scotibank Half and Marathon - Ottawa, ON
Live Webcast - 6: 30AM   Watch on Rogers 22 in Ottawa

  May 27, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah wins Diamond League 5,000m in Eugene, Oregon
Four time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah ran the fastest time of the year to win the 5,000m in the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon

(IAAF) Athletics: Thiam and Johnson-Thompson closely matched while Warner comfortably leads in Götzis

(Times of San Diego) Athletics: As 20th RNR Marathon Nears, Fired Co-Founder Fights for Severance Pay, Personal Items

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Unclear why Ducks' sprinter Hannah Cunliffe didn't run Friday
Hannah Cunliffe, NCAA indoor champion in the 60 meters, didn't compete yesterday at the West Regional track meet and failed to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in either the 100 or 200. So far, the reason is a mystery

(EA) Athletics: Hassan breaks long-standing Dutch 5000m record in Eugene
Sifan Hassan set her third national record of the season with a third-place finish in the 5000m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on Friday (26) night

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson feeling on top of the world as her PBs fall
(The Guardian) Katarina Johnson-Thompson soars to lead prestigious Götzis Hypo-meeting
Heptathlete records her best one-day performance with 4,059 points - Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam sits three points behind in second
(BBC) Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads Gotzis heptathlon by just three points
Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads the Gotzis heptathlon heading into the final day in Austria

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Canada’s Damian Warner poised for third title at top decathlon
Warner, a world silver and bronze medallist, is a favourite to claim Canada’s first decathlon world title

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah prepares for final US race while allegations swirl

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Eugene showdown - Jamaicans brace for big tests at latest Diamond League stop

(Arab News) Athletics: Chespol dazzles, Dibaba fails in record bid in Prefontaine Classic

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Long jumper Brittney Reese gives the Prefontaine Classic crowd something to cheer about

(Ottawa Sun) Athletics: Wodak takes aim at a record run at Ottawa 10K

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA dismiss reports they have offered Isinbayeva ambassadorial role
Claims that Yelena Isinbayeva has been offered the chance to become an ambassador for clean sport in Russia have been dismissed by the World Anti-Doping Agency

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Withdrawals rock Ottawa but Kenyans favourites

(RRW) Athletics: Despite Stopping, Teenager Chespol Runs World U20 Steeple Record at Prefontaine Classic
Heading into the second to last water barrier of the 3000m steeplechase here tonight on the first day of the 42nd Prefontaine Classic, 18 year-old Celphine Chespol was battling with reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Ruth Jebet of Bahrain and Kenyan compatriot Beatrice Chepkoech for the win
(Diamond League) Eugene - Chespol Stuns With World U20 Record
On the first evening of action at the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene, many had expected the women’s 3000m steeplechase to prove another demonstration by world record-holder Ruth Jebet, but a new star emerged in the form of Kenya’s Celliphine Chespol. The 18-year-old came back from near-disaster at the penultimate water jump to win in 8:58.78, the second-fastest run of all time and a world U20 record
(Register-Guard) Chespol throws a shoe but can’t be stopped in Pre Classic steeplechase

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Mo Farah, the King of his domain, speaks at Pre Classic

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Watch for these Canadians at the 2017 Ottawa Marathon
Dayna Pidhoresky, undefeated in 2017, headlines the field at the 2017 Ottawa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race set for May 28

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Past champions, former Olympians set to battle for Half-Marathon Championships

(Sunday Herald) Athletics: How do the five Scots lining up for this year's PreClassic compare to the class of the 1980s and '90s

(RRW) Athletics: After Breakthrough Year, Grace Looks For More
Grace, 28, looks confident and at ease before lining up for the 1500m at the Prefontaine Classic here tomorrow afternoon at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, her first big competition of the 2017 outdoor season

(USATF) Athletics: Hershey to sponsor 2017 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

(Track & Field News) Athletics: World Champ Kovacs Not Sweating Pre Classic Rio Podium Rematch

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson must ‘fall in love’ with heptathlon again at Götzis
Move to Montpellier in south of France has provided a reboot - ‘It feels like a complete rebuild but I know I needed to change something’

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson back on track after relocation false start

(BBC) Athletics: Great City Games Manchester - Greg Rutherford claims long jump victory
Britain's Greg Rutherford claimed a resounding long-jump victory at the Great City Games in front of a big crowd in Manchester's Albert Square

(Capital FM) Athletics: Nyanza dominate in Eldoret U18 Pre-Trial
Nyanza region dominated the World Under-18 Pre-Trials that ended on Friday at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret ahead of the National Trials to be staged in Nairobi June 13-14 to select a team that will represent the country at the IAAF World U18 Championships
(Manang’oi targets World Record in Monaco
Elijah Manang’oi will take on an ambitious plot to lower the 1500m World Record during the Monaco leg of the IAAF Diamond League on July 21, 19 years since Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj took almost one and a half minutes off to set the record at 3:26.00

Ottawa 10K - ON
Live Webcast - 6: 00PM   Watch on Rogers 22 in Ottawa

HTG Sports Ottawa 5K - ON

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(Oregon Live) Athletics: 10 jaw-dropping moments from 4 decades of the Prefontaine Classic

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Manchester stands defiant as Holly Bradshaw registers new British pole vault record in city centre
* Manchester played host to the Great City Games earlier this week
* The event was among the first to take place since the terror attack on Monday
* Holly Bradshaw surged to a new British record in the pole vault on Deansgate
* The city stood defiant as several armoured police vans guarded the track

(CTV) Athletics: Canada's Warner poised for third Gotzis title in decathlon season debut

(Register-Guard) Athletics: An event-by-event analysis before the big meet at Hayward Field
Get the skinny on the top competitors along with the schedule for Friday and Saturday

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz withdraws from the Pre Classic's Bowerman Mile

(The Pacing Life) Athletics: 2017 Ottawa Marathon

(Spikes) Athletics: Everybody wants to be a multi
Combined eventers are arguably the kings and queens of track and field. No wonder that some individual pros are trying their hand at the multis. We take a look at single eventers, who had a go at biggest challenge of them all

(Running Network) Athletics: Under Armour Signs Long-Distance Runner Lanni Marchant To Athlete Roster

(IAAF) Athletics: Jepkosgei back to defend Edinburgh Marathon crown

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Stars of Rio will shine again at Pre Classic
Meet features 46 athletes who won 58 Olympic medals last summer

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League - Laura Muir among five Scots competing at Oregon meet

(IAAF) Athletics: Jelela out to defend Ottawa Marathon title, Kenyans favoured in 10km

(Times Live) Athletics: Semenya back in action
Caster Semenya is back in action tomorrow night, in Eugene, Oregon, where she hopes to extend her 800m winning streak to 24

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: Kiplagat poised to add another World title to cabinet in London

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson tipped to become a world-beater at London 2017 by Jessica Ennis-Hill

(Running USA) Athletics: History in the Making - Cuban World Class Athletes Coming to Race BolderBOULDER
Three men and three women coming to compete in the United States for the first time ever

(LinkedIn) Athletics: Uncovering the Aerodynamic Trickery behind Nike's Breaking 2 Project

(Outside Online) Women in Sport: What Really Happens When Runners Lose Their Periods
More women in the running community are beginning to speak out about amenorrhea

(CBC) Athletics: Slow start for Ottawa Race Weekend
Organizers say decline in registration reflects industry-wide trend

(Scotland Herald) Athletics: Track queen Liz McColgan-Nuttall reckons newly unearthed jewels of Scottish athletics can shine ever brighter

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiplagat leads Kenya’s marathon selections for IAAF World Championships London 2017

(Runner's World) Athletics: Episode 55 - Lauren Fleshman
Life as a mother, coach, writer, and advocate for running; the last installment of David Willey’s "Moonshot" marathon quest before his big race

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(Runner's World) Women in Sport: It Took Me Years to Realize I Had an Eating Disorder
When I learned about the Female Athlete Triad syndrome, all the pieces started falling into place

(Buffalo News) Athletics: Why this year's Buffalo Marathon entries have declined

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Dibaba targeting world 5,000m record at Eugene Diamond League meeting
Genzebe Dibaba will attempt to break the women's world 5,000 metre record tomorrow at Hayward Field in Eugene on the opening night of the third International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting of the season

Athletics: DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Showcases Steel City as One of America’s Top Running Cities
More than 40,000 runners, ages 2 to 87, participated in the 2017 weekend of events; Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America raises $1.4 million-plus

(CBC) Athletics: Cam Levins - 'Things aren't over for me'
Canadian distance runner ready to get back on (or maybe off) track

(CBC) Athletics: Harry Jerome - Race against time
Canadian sprinting legend struggled to outrun the prejudice of his day

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse has unfinished business at Prefontaine Classic
'Extremely confident' sprinter leads Canadian team into Diamond League meet

(Citizen Digital) Athletics: ‘Tailored to win’ - Wanjiru out to rock London again

(IAAF) Athletics: Mouth-watering 200m clash set to highlight Eugene action - IAAF Diamond League

(IAAF) Athletics: Warner and Thiam seek successful start to 2017 in Götzis

(Reuters) Athletics: Sport needs new types of sponsors - USATF boss

(Oregon Live) Drugs in Sport: Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar hits back at doping allegations

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Women run men's race in '261 protest' over gender inequality in Wellington cross-country competition

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NJCAA DI National Award Winners For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season

(Washington Post) Athletics: Matt Centrowitz says coaching his son has ‘nothing to do’ with Alberto Salazar

(The Guide Liverpool) Athletics: More than 20,000 to take part in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Liverpool Marathon this weekend
This weekend will mark the 4th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & Half-Marathon and the event is set to be the biggest yet

(USATF) Athletics: Joe Kovacs named USATF Athlete of the Week following world’s best throw since 2003

(MIrror) Athletics: Great Manchester Run WILL go ahead following security consultation after Manchester Arena attacks
Talks with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council were held after the attacks during an Ariana Grande concert

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(Spikes) Athletics: "Be honest with yourself"
Faith Kipyegon knows how to perform when it matters. The Olympic 1500m champion gives us the lowdown on what makes her tick

(Outside Online) Athletics: Life Lessons from Running Legend Joan Benoit Samuelson
The Olympic marathon champ - who hopes to become the first woman over 60 to run a sub-3-hour marathon this fall - shares her hard-fought wisdom

(ESPN W) Drugs in Sport: Russian anti-doping commission calls for change

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor eager to light up Eugene Diamond League

(ITU) Triathlon: World Cup Racing Returns to the Spanish Capital

(Evening Standard) Athletics: London 2017 medal hope Laura Muir juggling athletics with training to become a vet

(LA Times) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping agency's view of recreational drugs has shifted over the years

(Sun-Star) Athletics: Tabal trains hard in Tuscany, gets set for Ottawa race

(Sports Examiner) Drugs in Sport: Crossroads for WADA - Doping Devil or Angel?

(Diamond League) Athletics: Eugene - 5 Things To Look Out For
Ahead of the third round of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, we take a look at some of the key battles set to play out at Hayward Field on the Road To The Final

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Thompson set to step on the gas

(Sport24) Athletics: Sub 2-hour marathon nearly man Kipchoge out of World Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Rising talent ready to challenge in Eugene 400m - IAAF Diamond League

(inside the Games) Athletics: GreatCity Games to take place as planned in Manchester following terror attack
Organisers of the GreatCity Games in Manchester have announced that they will take place as planned despite Monday's (May 22) terrorist attack

(Sweat Science) Athletics: Did the Tesla Pace Car Aid Eliud Kichoge’s 2:00:25 Marathon?
Aerodynamics engineers weigh in on the effects of drafting in Nike’s Breaking2 race

(AP) Olympics: Rio Olympic planning assailed for ‘white elephant’ venues

(The Star) Athletics: Kirui opts to retain Chicago title after flopping in London

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(FloTrack) Drugs in Sport: This May Be The USADA Report On Alberto Salazar And The Nike Oregon Project

Athletics: Familiar Faces Set to Compete for Masters Title at June 3 Freihofer’s Run for Women in Albany, N.Y.
Melody Fairchild, 43, (Boulder, Colo.), will be seeking to earn her third masters title when she headlines another impressive over-40 field at the 39th Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K on Saturday, June 3 in Albany, N.Y.

(News-Observer) Athletics: There will be no marathon next year at the Rock ’n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NAIA Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 8

Multisport: The Chimp and Professor Battling Inside Your Brain
This excerpt is adapted from The Brave Athlete by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Going Long - An Interview with Kate Grace

(ITU) Triathlon: Bermuda to Host First World Triathlon Series Event in April 2018

(Pre Classic) Athletics: Gatlin and De Grasse Will Have the Need for Speed in 100m Showdown at Pre Classic
The 43rd Prefontaine Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 26-27, 2017 at historic Hayward Field

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopia carries out mass doping tests

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Melissa Bishop steps up in distance and wins 1,500m opener
Racing her off-distance, the Canadian record holder in the women's 800m wins the 1,500m in Windsor, Ont. defeating the likes of Nicole Sifuentes

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘3:26’ - Hicham El Guerrouj’s Top 5 Races

(IAAF) Athletics: Teferi impresses, Belehu shocks at Ethiopian Championships

(Washington Post) Women in Sport: Female athletes have returned soon after giving birth. Victoria Azarenka aims to be the latest

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 8
2017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings

(BBC) Running: The runner missing a third of her lung
Kelly Harrop, who is missing a third of her lung after a battle with cancer in 2015, still loves to run

(AW) Athletics: Tributes paid to two-time Olympian Philippa Roles
The Welsh discus thrower has died aged 39

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(CBC) Athletics: Sheila Reid meets 1,500m qualifying standard for track worlds
Fellow Canadian Brittany Crew sets national record in shot put
Andre De Grasse impresses with 200m victory in Jamaica
22-year-old Canadian clocked 20.14 for his 1st 200m win this season

Athletics: Airbnb Brooklyn Half the largest half-marathon to date in U.S. in 2017
A total of 27,440 runners crossed the finish line at the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half today on Saturday, May 20, making it the largest half-marathon to date in the United States in 2017

(Business Standard) Athletics: Top names pull out but Kenya fields strong world marathon team

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NAIA Regional Award Winners For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Why I Run
My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia

(Vimeo) Athletics: Gillette World Sport - 1500M Training with Matt Centrowitz

(Citius Magazine) Athletics: Eight stress fractures for one elusive season; was it worth it?

(Citius Magazine) Athletics: Meet the other contenders for the NCAA 5,000m crown

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Bounce, cadence or foot angle: Do these factors influence running speed?

(St Louis Post-Dispatch) Athletics: Quest for a 2-hour marathon - Testing the limits of endurance

(AP) Athletics: Runner Gabriele Grunewald delays chemo for a few more races

(Japan Times) Athletics: Gatlin sees bright future ahead for young Japanese sprint stars

(Running USA) Athletics: BolderBOULDER Announces Pro Field for 2017 International Team Challenge
Colorado locals Neely Spence, Natasha Rogers, Sam Chelanga and Leonard Korir running on Team USA

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt serves as pallbearer for best friend and Great Britain high jumper Germaine Mason's funeral
Friends since their childhood, tearful Bolt put on a brave face as he said goodbye to his friend
(Jamaica Gleaner) Star athletes among those who turn out for Germaine Mason's funeral

(GoDucks) Athletics: Unparalleled Career Comes to a Close for Cheserek

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(Green Bay Press-Gazette) Athletics: Hodge, Regasa win Green Bay Cellcom titles

(Fox31) Athletics: Denver woman shatters course record in Colfax Marathon

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Rosa - Decision to suspend trio is to facilitate investigations

(BBC) Athletics: Beth Potter - Training with Brownlees helped me qualify for World Championships
Scot Beth Potter believes training with Jonny and Alistair Brownlee has improved her speed after qualifying for this summer's World Championships

Athletics: Fredericksburg VA Runner Captures Consecutive Wins at Marine Corps Historic Half
More than 6,800 completed three distances during tenth anniversary of the event

(IAAF) Athletics: Liu breaks Asian javelin throw record in Kawasaki

(IOL) Athletics: Gift Kelehe hopes to defend Comrades Marathon up-run title

(WKYC) Athletics: Kenyan man, Ethiopian woman win Cleveland Marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Halifax man and Corner Brook woman win Blue Nose Marathon 2017
Greg Wieczorek and Roslynn Decker are the first man and woman to cross the finish line

(ESPN) Athletics: Refugees, immigrants helped a Georgia high school build a diverse cross country dynasty

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson revitalised by move to France
The heptathlete says she has become more independent and decisive since moving to France last year and is working hard to enter this summer’s world championships in perfect shape

(Yahoo) Athletics: Gatlin claims 100 metres victory at Japan Golden Prix

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Marathon champions withdraw from London race
Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and his Tokyo counterpart Wilson Kipsang have withdrawn from the men’s team for the World Championships due August 4-13 in London

(IAAF) Athletics: Thompson and McMaster impress in Kingston
(Yahoo) Jamaica's Thompson stars at international athletics meet

( Athletics: Kenyans Rule 2017 Standard Chartered KL Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Potter secures World Championships berth with British 10,000m win

(IAAF) Athletics: Kimitei and Jelagat break course records in Karlovy Vary

(New Times) Athletics: Nyirarukundo out to end Kigali International Peace Marathon jinx

(IAAF) Athletics: Chemutai eclipses course record at Gothenburg Half Marathon

(Asian Age) Athletics: Speed king: 2-hour marathon, a shoe-in soon
The magical shoes may force the athlete to give up his or her natural style

(BBC) Athletics: Jo Pavey misses World Championships chance in Hampstead 10,000m
Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey missed a chance to qualify for the World Championships in London after finishing fourth in the British 10,000m trials

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson interview: 'The Olympics pushed me over the edge'

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon - OH

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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Liz McColgan - Former world champion says world record rewrite plans 'very unfair'
Former 10,000m world champion Liz McColgan has criticised proposals to rewrite athletics world records

(RRW) Athletics: After Long Injury, Canadian Miler Reid Finds Her Groove Again
Coming down the homestretch of the women's 1500m at last Friday's USATF Distance Classic in Los Angeles

(CBC) Athletics: Well-travelled De Grasse looks to continue strong race form
Canadian sprinter in tough against American LaShawn Merritt in 200m at Jamaica

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Ottawa Race Weekend's long-running labour of love - It's a marathon, not a sprint

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Adak - Rosa have not engaged us
Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) has denied being approached by athletes management company Rosa Associati to help them investigate several top Kenyan female marathoners over doping

(LA Times) Athletics: In the City Section, the pole vault is an event that's having a hard time clearing the bar

(Bangor Daily News) Athletics: Maine legend, Olympic gold medalist to run in Sugarloaf Marathon

(KFGO) Athletics: Winners in the Fargo Marathon
(InForum) Tesfaye repeats as women's champion at Scheels Fargo Marathon

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: Signs of progress at WADA meetings in Montreal

(Outside Online) Multisport: Everything We Know About Treating Tendon Injuries Is Wrong
After most MCL and ACL surgeries, doctors focus on treating and rehabbing the soft-tissue, while almost completely ignoring motor patterns and biomechanics

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Partners with Lydiard™ Foundation, Running Lab and Gazelle Sports

(NY Times*) Athletics: Race Spectators Behaving Badly
Race spectators can be a mixed blessing

(Run Blog Run) Athletics:Tapering in Ontario ahead of the IAAF gold label ScotiaBank Ottawa Marathon

(The Herald) Athletics: Zola Pieterse (formerly Budd) recalls her 1980s Edinburgh trauma as she prepares to tackle the Stirling Marathon

(USATF) Athletics: 19 Olympians, 10 Rio medalists highlight 2017 Team USA roster for IAAF World Relays

(IAAF) Athletics: Geremew, Komon and Robertson confident ahead of World 10K Bengaluru

(Irish Times) Athletics: Is it time to rewrite the Irish marathon records?
Dick Hooper say Irish athletes ‘went soft in their thinking and willingness to do the work’

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon - NY

Fargo Marathon - North Dakota

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Athletics: Canadian Olympians Lanni Marchant & Reid Coolsaet reveal 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon finisher medals
Built in 1920, the lifeguard station is an icon in The Beach Neighbourhood and for Toronto’s waterfront

(Spikes) Athletics: Powering Up For More
On 5th May 2017, Tyrone Smith set a Bermudian long jump record of 8.34m. It’s been seven years since the 32-year-old set his previous personal best of 8.22m. He tells his story

(Edinburgh News) Athletics:Chris O’Hare feels London is calling after Oxy Classic bronze

(AC) Athletics: Cousins, Reelie and Gilbert to lead Canada at IPC and IAAF World Championships

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Yelena Isinbayeva to step down as Russian Anti-Doping Agency head

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee relishing showdown with brother Alistair in Leeds

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA agree to establish Independent Testing Authority
An Independent Testing Authority (ITA) will be established and could be in operation before next year's Winter Olympic Games after the proposal was rubber-stamped at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board meeting here today

(Yahoo) Athletics: Optimising nutrition in a bid to break the two-hour marathon mark

(Citius Magazine) Athletics: The case for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials host cities

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: De Grasse plans to put on a show at Jamaica International Invitational meet

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: ‘This Doesn’t Sound Legal’: Inside Nike’s Oregon Project
A report by antidoping officials says the coach, Alberto Salazar, violated drug protocols with Dathan Ritzenhein, Mo Farah and other elite runners

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Grete’s Place
We learned last week that the apartment building Grete Waitz (nee Anderson) grew up in in Oslo, Norway had been fitted with a plaque recognizing the place as her girlhood home

(RRW) Athletics: Centrowitz, Martinez Impress At USATF Distance Classic
As the warm Southern California sun set over the Bill Henry Track at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College here, action on the track heated up at the USATF Distance Classic, led by USA-leading and meet record marks by global medalists Matthew Centrowitz in the 1500m (3:33.41) and Brenda Martinez in the 800m (1:58.78)

(IAAF) Athletics: Kovacs putts 22.57m, best in the world for 14 years

(IAAF) Athletics: Farah tops Eugene’s 5000m field - IAAF Diamond League

(The Star) Athletics: Stars head to Eldoret
Top athletic stars battle for the top honours today as the Athletics Kenya track and field weekend meetings come to a conclusion at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium, Eldoret

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Distance Classic sees Olympic-sized battle between Centro & Farah, meet record by Martinez

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jordan Hasay - Ready to Go
Carrie interviews Jordan Hasay! They chat about her Boston Marathon race strategy, where she broke the record for the fastest American debut by a woman in 2:23:00. Jordan also reflects on her relationship with her parents, and she gives the inside scoop on being coached by Alberto Salazar

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Doping-New independent testing authority looks for clients

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Yelena Isinbayeva - Wada tells Russia's anti-doping agency to remove pole vault legend
Yelena Isinbayeva needs to be removed as Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) chair if the country is to be ruled compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes, the organisation says

(Pre Classic) Athletics: Mo Farah Tops a Pre Classic 5K Packed with Medalists
The 43rd Prefontaine Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 26-27, 2017 at historic Hayward Field

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(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Rosa bans top stars in dope probe
Athletes management company Rosa Associati Company has sensationally suspended some of its world-class athletes, including four elite women marathoners, "until investigations into doping allegations are completed."

(AI) Athletics: Movie Review: BOSTON
The movie BOSTON is a slick, full-length documentary on the history of the oldest and longest-running marathon in the world

(ITU) Multisport: Three months until the Inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival!

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: IAAF to rule on dozens of Russian ‘neutral’ cases next week

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics:U.S. Olympic shot-putter Michelle Carter on how she mentally prepares for competition

Athletics: Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon: Start list and runners to watch
Organizers of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold label 2017 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon are expecting another hotly contested race on Sunday, May 28, 2017

(IAAF) Athletics: Thompson the headline act in Kingston

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Florence and Keitany turn down AK’s London call-up

(USATF) Athletics: Christian Coleman makes collegiate history, earns USATF Athlete of the Week

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Farah, Centrowitz face off in 1500m in Los Angeles
Olympic champions Mo Farah and Mattew Centrowitz will face off in the 1500m race at annual USA Track and Field Distance Classic (better known as Oxy High Performance) on Thursday, May 18 in Los Angeles

(IAAF) Athletics: Reese, Rojas and Claye jump to world leads in Guadeloupe

(BBC) Athletics: Andrew Butchart - I am the underdog, but Sir Mo Farah is not invincible

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Tomorrow's USATF Distance Classic will be pricey to watch: Oregon track & field rundown
(USATF) USATF Distance Classic features marquee matchups, Olympic headliners

(CBC) Athletics: Kate Van Buskirk has paid a heavy price in her Olympic pursuit
'I bawled my eyes out to my parents, then detached from the elite running world'

(Spikes) Athletics: "Run like you're a horse"
Australian distance super couple Genevieve LaCaze and Ryan Gregson come together to share their best pieces of advice

Athletics: San Francisco Travel and Giants Enterprises Team Up to Promote "Run San Francisco"
Run San Francisco is a new initiative promoted by San Francisco Travel, the city's official destination marketing organization, and Giants Enterprises, the entrepreneurial arm of the San Francisco Giants

(Business Standard) Athletics: Kenya's Makau hopes to recapture world marathon record

(Capital FM) Athletics: Jebet shines in Islamic Solidarity Games
Bahrain’s Olympic champion Ruth Jebet strolled to gold in the women’s 3000-metre steeplechase on day two of athletics at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku on Wednesday

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Georgia’s Williams Makes History On The Bowerman Award Watch List

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Clock ticking on Russia as anti-doping agency meets

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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NAIA Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 7

Athletics: Olympians Gillis and DuChene To Defend Toronto Waterfront 10K Titles
"I remember not knowing where the finish was," says three-time Canadian Olympian, Eric Gillis laughing as he recalls his victory at the 2016 Toronto Waterfront 10K race.

Running: 14-Year Old Completes 50th State Marathon To Save the Eyesight of Kids in Need
When he crossed the finish line in Springfield, Vermont today, 14-year-old Nikolas Toocheck completed a three-year quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states - and he ran for a cause.

(AP) Athletics: Billion dollar race to break 2-hour marathon mark is afoot

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Florence and Keitany turn down AK’s London call-up

(Rub Blog Run) Athletics:The Dream Mile, May 16, 1971: Ryun VS Liquori: A View of 40 Years

(IAAF) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson, Ikauniece-Admidina and Nana Djimou set for Götzis

(Runner's World) Athletics: Joan Benoit Samuelson Is 60 Today, And She Has an Audacious Goal
No woman older than 60 has ever broken 3 hours in the marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Sheila Reid- 'I contemplated quitting' competitive running
Canadian Olympian hopes to continue comeback racing 1,500m at worlds

(IAAF) Athletics: Gardner and Bartoletta top Eugene 100m fields - IAAF Diamond League

(ACSM) Health and Fitness: 10th Annual American Fitness Index Reveals Minneapolis-St. Paul as the Newest "Fit City"

Athletics: Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the Largest Half-Marathon in the United States, to Welcome Thousands of Runners to Brooklyn on Saturday, May 20
Annual event put on by New York Road Runners will have an anticipated 27,000 runners, along with hundreds of youth runners who will race in the third-annual NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run

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Athletics: Noah Lyles, Newest U.S. Sprint Star, Set for Boston "Street Meet"
Noah Lyles, the 19-year-old who last Saturday became just the fourth teenager in history to run 200 meters in under 20 seconds, will hit the streets of Boston in the adidas Boost Boston Games on June 4, organizers have announced

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo - Schippers Bound for Bislett
The Netherlands’ “Golden Girl”, Dafne Schippers, the reigning World 200m Champion, will return to Bislett Stadium on the 15 June to compete in the 200m at the Oslo Bislett Games

(El Paso Times) Athletics: UTEP's Korir adds to legend with record run

(Science of Sport) Cycling: Concussion in cycling - A challenge for culture & policy change

(USATF) Athletics: USATF announces finalists to host 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

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

Athletics: 2017 Ottawa 10K expected to be a close race
Start lists and Top 10 to watch

(Press-Herald) Athletics: Course snafu causes many Maine Coast Marathon runners to go an extra half-mile
Race officials will offer an entry fee refund and free entry next year to anyone adversely affected in an attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon

(KEYT) Athletics: Jordan Hasay reflects back on emotional performance at Boston Marathon
Arroyo Grande runner set record in marathon debut

(AW) Athletics: Tirunesh Dibaba to defend Great Manchester Run title
The three-time Olympic gold medallist will go for her fourth victory on the roads of Manchester

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Nike’s marathon gimmick just doesn’t do it for Irish star Hehir
Two-time Irish marathon champion Sean Hehir says he is far more inspired by legendary Clare hard-man Seamus Power than the Kenyan Olympic champion who took part in the recent bid to break the two-hour marathon barrier

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(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs Funny?
Disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson stars in an ad that makes light of his steroid use

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Wanjiru, Kiplagat target podium places in London

(Irish Times) Athletics: Dublin Marathon to become fifth largest in Europe
2017 race, taking place on a Sunday for second year, will increase competitors to 20,000

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 7
2017 NCAA DI Outdoor Men’s Team Rankings

(Times Live) Athletics: Simbine heads to a training camp in Italy confident of winning a medal at the world championships in London in August

(USATF) Athletics: USA Track and Field Olympians inspire Indianapolis youth at juvenile detention center and area high school

(IAAF) Athletics: Still chasing elusive gold, Gong dreaming big in 2017

(Daily Mail) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee targeting triathlon gold at 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo before moving into Ironman events
* Jonny Brownlee wants to follow brother Alistair into Ironman events in the future
* However, Jonny hopes to win an elusive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in 2020
* He says that 'everything else is easy' after starring at the Olympics in London

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NJCAA DI Regional Award Winners For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Usain Bolt donates 100m record-breaking limited edition track shoes to charity

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Robertson back after frustrating time
Flawed by an injury which took months to be diagnosed properly and unable to run internationally during the entirety of 2015 and 2016 life was tough for one half of the spectacular Robertson twins - the other is Olympic 10,000m finalist Zane
Jonny Brownlee targeting triathlon gold at 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo before moving into Ironman events

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Who’s got next, Mme. Hidalgo?

(Sports Examiner) Drugs in Sport: Will the IAAF choose courage or cowardice for its World Records?
NJCAA DI Regional Award Winners For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season
(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Ben Johnson - Advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter criticised
A television advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter Ben Johnson has been criticised by Australia's anti-doping authority for "making light of the use of performance-enhancing drugs"
(The Guardian) Sportsbet defiant over advertisement starring drug cheat Ben Johnson
Australian betting company refuses to back down after ad featuring disgraced Canadian sprinter prompts complaints

(The East African) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge's Marathon Record Excites Scientists

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Why Marathons Are More Dangerous for Nearby Residents Than Runners

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Lifting weights now can help you ace your golden years

Athletics: Elite British 10,000M Runners Hoping To Seal London 2017 Qualification At Highgate Harriers Night Of The 10,000M PBs
A stellar field of talent looking to qualify for the World Athletics Championships in London this summer will line up at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs at Parliament Hill, London, on Saturday night (20 May) in what promises to be another thrilling night of action at the event which has transformed 10,000m track running in the UK and is now the official qualifier for the World Championships.

(IAAF) Athletics: Stevens equals 200m world lead in Eugene

(IAAF) Athletics: Kasyanov, Klucinova and Helcelet among latest additions to Götzis fields

(The Star) Athletics: Cheyech, Nyokaye win inaugural Mully half marathon

(Jamaica Star) Drugs in Sport:Who would be the new world record holders?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Little-known Toroitich, Kwamesa win Meru races

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(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt helps dig the grave of friend and Team GB star Germaine Mason, who tragically died in motorbike crash
The Jamaican born athlete won an Olympic silver medal for Great Britain in 2008

(IAAF) Athletics: Daba breaks Latvian all-comers’ record at Riga Marathon

(Cincinnati People) Athletics: Iris Simpson Bush keeps the Flying Pig Marathon running

(IAAF) Athletics: Kerley flies to 44.09 400m clocking at SEC Championships

(TribLIve) Athletics: Running is woven into challenges and triumph for Pittsburgh Marathon CEO

(IAAF) Athletics: Gebresilase and Gebru achieve Ethiopian double in Okpekpe

Athletics: Barragan, Penwell earn Gold Rush titles
Local runner completes 100th ultra marathon

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Price of a Mile - Get to know Shelby Houlihan
You don’t need to look much further than the two-toned hair of Shelby Houlihan to find the future of American distance running

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Campaign set up to help Botswana's Montsho prepare for athletics return
The Botswana Athletes Commission has launched the Support Amantle Montsho Campaign in a bid to help the former 400 metres world champion prepare for upcoming competitions following her return from a drugs ban

Sporting Life 10K - Ottawa, ON

Sporting Life 10K - Toronto, ON

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge, Edna Kiplagat to lead Kenyan marathon teams in London

(Oiselle) Athletics: Alysia Montano On Racing, Motherhood and Medals

(CBC) Athletics: Shawn Barber vaults to season's best at Diamond League Shanghai
Canadian pole vaulter scores 3rd-place finish with successful 5.60m attempt

Running: 14-Year Old Runs 50th State MarathonTo Save the Eyesight of Kids in Need
When he crosses the finish line in Springfield, Vermont on Tuesday, 14-year-old Nikolas Toocheck will be completing a three-year quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states = and he’s running for a cause

Athletics: FITTEAM To Be Title Sponsor Of The New Palm Beaches Marathon
Palm Beach Gardens Company Teams Up With Event Which Returns December 1-3

(Evolutionary) Drugs in Sport: European Athletics President Accused Of Covering Up Doping Tests

(USATF) Athletics: Ritzenhein Finishes Strong, Tuliamuk Repeats at USATF 25 km Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge, Edna Kiplagat to lead Kenyan marathon teams in London

(Wood TV) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton, Dathan Ritzenhein win River Bank Run 25K

(NBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson beats Tori Bowie in first 100m match up since Rio

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri triumphs in Shanghai Diamond League

(Outside Online) Athletics: Dick Beardsley, 61 and Minus Two Knees, Runs Faster Than You
The former pro has had two full knee replacements in the past decade. Neither slowed him down—and they don't have to slow you down, either

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Chepng'etich shines, Bett flops in Shanghai

(Sport24) Athletics: Manyonga leaps into Diamond League record books

(Mirror) Triathlon: Jonathan Brownlee forced to carry bike at World Triathlon Series in Japan after crashing over safety barrier
The Olympic silver medallist was forced to carry his bike for one kilometre before finishing 42nd

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: What we’ve got here, IOC: godawful failure to communicate

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyegon Bett stuns Rudisha to claim victory in Shanghai

(IAAF) Athletics: That Moment When - Eliza McCartney realised she had an exciting future in pole vault

(The Herald) Athletics: Zatopek, the man who went from national hero to working down a mine

(ITU) Triathlon: Duffy keeps her winning streak alive in Yokohama
Mola repeats win in WTS Yokohama
(Royal Gazette) Records keep tumbling for stunning Duffy

(The Sevret of Running) Athletics: The Power of Eliud Kipchoge

(Runner's World) Athletics: 25 Iconic American Races That Aren’t Marathons
Legendary for their course, their history, or simply their name, these races should be on any runner’s bucket list

(NY Times) Athletics: Review - Olympic Hopeful in ‘Tracktown’ Finds Life Beyond the Race

(BBC) Athletics: Sanya Richards-Ross backs records reset but says post-2005 times not all clean
Former world and Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross says she backs proposals to rewrite world records - but that not all post-2005 bests will be clean

(NY Times) Running: Touring the United States, One Marathon at a Time

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen is accused of double standards by former high jumper as plans to wipe records falters
* Plans to erase all world records before 2005 have already lost momentum
* Svein Arne Hansen, driving the plans, has been accused of double standards
* Patrik Sjoberg claimed Hansen was complicit in protecting drugs cheats
* Hansen has denied the reports and threatened to take legal action

(USATF) Athletics: Landry, Tuliamuk Take on Talented Fields at USATF 25 km Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Race records under assault in Riga

(El Paso Times) Athletics: How did UTEP land world class runner Emmanuel Korir?

Fifth Third Ruver Bank Run - Grand Rapids, MI

IAAF Diamond League Shanghai - China

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon - CA

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(NBC) Athletics: Eatons discuss longer runs, retirement, drug testing in Q&A

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Rudisha, Chepng’etich eye good start in China

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA InfoZone - Collegiate Conference Championship Central

Athletics: Nelson to Defend Crown at June 3 Freihofer's Run for Women in Albany, N.Y.
Tuliamuk, Krifchin, Peyton, Kieffer and Van Alstine Also Set to Vie for $10,000 First Place Prize

(BBC) Athletics: Olympic marathon runner Callum Hawkins enjoying new opportunities
Olympian Callum Hawkins says he is enjoying the opportunities that have come his way as he continues to make his mark as a long-distance runner

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Shubenkov set for international return as a neutral at Shanghai Diamond League meeting
Russia’s world 110 metres hurdles champion Sergey Shubenkov will return to competitive action on a global platform for the first time in a year when he runs at the Shanghai International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting tomorrow

(Inside the Games) Triathlon:Gomez aims for further World Triathlon Series success in Yokohama
World Triathlon Series (WTS) leader Javier Gomez will head the men’s startline as the season continues tomorrow in Yokohama

Athletics: Lingering calf injury thwarts Geoffrey Mutai's comeback at the Ottawa 10K
The past winner of the Boston, Berlin and New York marathons had been hoping to use this race as his comeback after battling back from a series of injuries that saw him race only twice the past two years

(Outside Online) Athletics: Getting Back into Running, According to the Pros
Four of the sport's best on what they've learned from taking time off and coming back

Athletics: Blankenship and Lipari Win Professional Races at Medtronic TC 1 Mile
Stillwater native Ben Blankenship and Emily Lipari of Brighton, Mass. won professional races at the 12th running of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile Thursday evening.

(GQ) Athletics: The Real-Life Diet of Christian Taylor, Who Ditched Carbs and Feels Fantastic

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: Olympian Turns Drug Cheat’s Money Into Touching Act of Charity
The prize Amy Cragg won as a result of a competitor’s doping ban will go to an organization teaching girls self esteem through running

(The Guardian) Athletics: Champs conveyor belt keeps Jamaican sprinting’s speed feed flowing
The annual inter-schools championships that produced Usain Bolt and other Olympic champions suggest Jamaica’s sprinting production line is in rude health

(Sport24) Athletics: Jamaican sprinters brace for life after Bolt

(Team USA) Triathlon: First-Ever College Triathlon Coaches Association Formed

(Runner's World) Athletics: Episode 53: The Almost 2-Hour-Marathon
Breaking down what we learned and what’s to come after Nike’s Breaking2 attempt

(The Star) Athletics: Resurgent Mutai
Former Olympic 3000m steeplechase bronze medalist Abel Mutai returned back to winning ways after clinching the title in his specialty as the Kenya Defence Forces Athletics championships ended at the Nyayo Stadium yesterday

(Runner's World) Athletics: Meet America’s Fastest "Running Nerd"
Olympian Jared Ward manages to squeeze 120-mile training weeks into his busy life as a professor and dad

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor, Makau lead runners to inaugural Mully half marathon

(USATF) Athletics: Six marathoners named to Team USATF for IAAF World Championships

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Athletics: Saucony® Freedom ISO Named Outside Gear Of The Year Winner In Summer Buyer’s Guide 2017
The Freedom’s Addictively Smooth Transition Had Us Reaching For It More Than Any Other Shoe We Tested

(IAAF) Athletics: Cheprot back to defend title in Okpekpe 10k

(Diamond League) Athletics: Lausanne - Van Niekerk, Lavillenie, Schippers And Swiss Stars Competing
While the new IAAF Diamond League season opened last week in Doha, the next edition of Athletissima that will take place on July 6 is taking shape

Athletics: 2015 champ Nicholas Bor looking for a course record at the 2017 Ottawa 10K
Kenya's Nicholas Bor was all set to defend his 2015 title and set a new course record at the 2016 Ottawa 10K, when an injury forced him to forego the race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Lessons to draw from Kipchoge’s ‘Breaking 2’ feat

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Fit-again Duffy to get title defence under way

(Salty Running) Athletics: Beyond Racing Weight: Running to Recovery from Anorexia

(BT) Triathlon: WTS Yokohama Preview - Olympic medal winners feature in high speed Series race
Jonathon Brownlee is amongst the British competitors at the third round of the televised ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday. He is part of a British team of nine athletes, including Olympic bronze medal winner, Vicky Holland, and last week’s ITU World Cup winner, Non Stanford

(GQ) Athletics: Why Nike's #Breaking2 Marathon Attempt Wasn't About Selling a Sneaker

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Expect fireworks over 800m in China Saturday

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan - Sub-two-hour marathon now looking like a real runner
Despite the controlled environment, Eliud Kipchoge’s run still a considerable feat

(IAAF) Athletics: Harrison set for London return - IAAF Diamond League

(Diamond League) Athletics: Eugene - Genzebe Dibaba Targets World Record in Women's 5000m
Genzebe Dibaba will return to the Prefontaine Classic and attempt to add the 5000-meter world record to one of the greatest collections of track achievements ever seen

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Where To Now?
IAAF president Sebastian Coe is said to be seriously taking under consideration a proposal outlined at a recent European Athletics Council meeting which would erase all track & field records pre-2005, reasoning that’s when officials began saving blood samples for future testing

(The Star) Athletics: Hat-trick for Kibor
Marion Kibor of Kahawa Barracks bagged a hat-trick of titles when she retained the 3000m crown on the second day of the 2017 Kenya Defence Forces Athletics Championships at the Nyayo Stadium yesterday

(IAAF) Athletics: Dibaba targets 5000m world record in Eugene - IAAF Diamond League

(The Herald) Drugs in Sport: Free speech must be encouraged to protect sport from the dangers of omerta

(IAAF) Athletics: Fuelled by Bydgoszcz experience, Russell aims for redemption in Nairobi

(Dyestat) Athletics: Kipchoge Earns Performance of the Week Honors - May 9

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Justyn Knight is here to stay, runs fastest 5,000m in the world
Four IAAF World Championships standards for Canadians at the 2017 Payton Jordan Invitational including a world-leading performance

(Sole Collector) Athletics: What Happens to the Nikes Worn During the Fastest Marathon Ever Now?
Runner Eliud Kipchoge on what he's doing with his Zoom VaporFly Elites

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NAIA Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 6

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(Precision Hydration) Athletics: Thoughts on Nike's Breaking2 marathon attempt

(Spikes) Athletics: "Focus on yourself"
Christine Day’s trophy cabinet features world, Olympic and Commonwealth medals. The Jamaican 400m star shares some of her best pieces of advice

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Noisy Knees? Arthritis May Be in Your Future

(ITU) Triathlon: Old friendly rivals reunite in Yokohama

(NBC) Athletics: Olympic 100m rematch highlights Shanghai Diamond League

Athletics: Olympic Medalists, Record-holders Set for Dilboy on June 2
Nick Willis, Ajeé Wilson Return to adidas Boost Boston Games/Somerville

(Track & Field News) Athletics: With A Fast 10K Booked, Amy Cragg Hopes To Race World Champs Marathon
Olympic Trials Marathon champion Amy Cragg's return to track racing with a quick 10K in no way means the Rio 9th-placer has taken her eyes off the long road race for 2017

(Medium) Athletics: What the #Breaking2 Effort Can Teach Us About Cross-Country Running
Entertainment; a Marathon Record Attempt; Marketing a Vision; and how Cross-Country Running can benefit...

(IAAF World Championships) Athletics: 10 Middle/Long distance runners to watch out for in 2017
The world's best athletes will be back in the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 4-13 August. Here are 10 of the middle and long distance runners we think fans should watch out for in the run-up to the IAAF World Championships London 2017

(The Standard) Athletics: Obiri stars at KDF meeting

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Muscle gains can be seen after a few weeks of hard workouts - study

(Bleacher Report) Cycling: Chris Froome Shares Photo of Totalled Bike After Driver 'Rammed' Cyclist

(Daily Nation) Athletics: David Rudisha leads Kenyan horde in Shanghai

(Slate) Athletics: The Quest for a Sub–Two-Hour Marathon
Eliud Kipchoge almost broke the barrier. What does his race tell us about the limits of human performance?

(Triathlete) Triathlon: What Twitter Had to Say About Brownlee’s 70.3 St. George Win

(Runner's World) Athletics: What It Was Like to Pace the Fastest Marathon in History
A few American distance runners led the way at the attempt to break two hours—and gained a new level of respect for their competitors in the process

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Ed Warner admits getting sponsors for London 2017 has been 'a tough sell' after Russia doping scandal

(IAAF) Athletics: Vetter leads strong Dutch contingent for Götzis

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(Varsity) Athletics: Rogue Sport of The Week - Steeplechase with Priya Crosby

Athletics: Racepass reshapes racing industry with new platform and subscription service that helps runners save more the farther they run
Provides access to a global network of 5,000+ races for as low as $195 annually

(Reuters) Athletics: Hansen admits "mixed" response to record rewrite proposal

(Good Sports) Drugs in Sport: A Former Olympic Athlete On Competing Against Steroids

(Science Magazine) Athletics: What will it take to break the 2-hour marathon?

(Diamond League) Athletics:Rome - Multitude of Global Medallists Set To Compete
No less than 119 Olympic, world and European medallists will be in the spotlight on 8th June for a great athletics show at the Rome Olympic Stadium for the fourth leg of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League

(Marketing Week) Athletics:Is Nike’s ‘Breaking2’ marathon bid more than a marketing stunt?
Nike’s #Breaking2 campaign, which saw it attempt to break the two-hour barrier for running a full marathon, could be a glimpse into the future of sports marketing as brands look to make product launches into must-watch events

(USATF) Athletics:Fast times, American record highlights USATF Masters 10K Road Championships

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

Athletics: World Record Number Apply For 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon
Total of 386,050 applicants register to run the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

(Fitness Bruh) Athletics: Interview with Weldon Kennedy, co-founder of Kenyan running brand Enda

(Deadspin) Athletics: Nike's Two-Hour-Long Eliud Kipchoge Documentary Was Beautiful

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Matt Centrowitz talks post-Olympic experience, 2017 goals

(Ddiamond League) Athletics: Eugene - Once in a Century Olympic Champion Headlines Bowerman Mile
For the first time since his historic win in Rio, Matthew Centrowitz will return to Hayward Field to battle the world’s best in the Prefontaine Classic’s most famous race, the Bowerman Mile

(Reuters) Athletics: U.S. hurdler Harrison set for finger surgery, expects quick return

(Runner's World) Athletics: Amid Cancer News, U.S. Champion Chooses to Keep Racing
Gabriele Grunewald endures the uncertainty of her future by continuing to do what she does best.

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiprop and Centrowitz lead all-star mile field in Eugene - IAAF Diamond League

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 6
017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 6

Athletics: Twin Cities In Motion Names 2017 College Scholarship Winners
Roseville’s Naomi Boehm and Henry Sibley’s Joseph Dill Earn $5,000 Scholarships

(Balanced Runner) Athletics: Nike Breaking 2 Project Running Form Analysis: Kipchoge, Tadese, Desisa

(Forbes) Athletics: The Real Win Behind Eliud Kipchoge's Attempt To Break The Two-Hour Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Hellen Obiri ready to explode at KDF Championships

(Pre Classic) Athletics: Once in a Century Olympic Champion Headlines Pre Classic's Bowerman Mile
The 43rd Prefontaine Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 26-27, 2017 at historic Hayward Field

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Rudisha seeks strong start in return to Shanghai Diamond league

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(Times of San Diego) Athletics: Beating Bipolar: Suzy Favor Hamilton Sheds ‘Escort’ Stigma, Plans San Diego Talk

(Science Of Sport) Athletics: The pursuit of the sub-2 marathon - Where to next?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: ‘Chef Sammy’, the unsung hero of Kipchoge’s sub-two hour project

(WPXI) Athletics: 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon - Chemtai wins men's division; Hailemaryam takes women's

(GQ) Athletics: The two-hour marathon is possible

(IAAF) Athletics: Participation record broken again at Bidouane’s Women's Race to Victory

(Wired) Athletics: What Happens When You Train Like Nike’s Two-Hour Marathon Runners

(Science of Running) Athletics: The 2-Hour Marathon- What did we learn from a Scientific standpoint?

(WSJ) Athletics: Nike Marathon Stunt Fails to Break Two-Hour Barrier
Eliud Kipchoge finished the company-controlled race in two hours, 25 seconds

(LA Times) Athletics: Madera, Montgomery win 13th annual US Bank OC Marathon

(People) Athletics: Fastest Baby Alive? Usain Bolt Says He and His Girlfriend Are ‘Thinking About Kids Very Soon’

(IAAF) Athletics: Geremew and Cheptai lead entries for World 10K Bengaluru

(Times Live) Athletics: Not time to celebrate, yet
That was mighty close. Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya's Olympic marathon champion and the undisputed No1 marathon runner in the world today, came within 25 seconds of cracking the two-hour marathon barrier this past weekend

(The Star) Athletics: World half record holder Jepkosgei eyes London show

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiprotich targets to set new record in Hamburg

(Financial Times) Athletics: Elite athletes on fast track to business school
Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business offers former Olympians a bespoke education

(TribLive) Athletics: Kenyan Chemtai wins Pittsburgh Marathon in debut
(Post-Gazette) Pittsburgh Marathon: Kenyan Jacob Chemtai takes men's victory in marathon

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Two women qualfiy for World Championships at Eugene Marathon

(The Guardian) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge falls short by 26 seconds but more 'moonshots' ruled out
Kipchoge finished in 2:00:25, two and a half minutes faster than world record - Nike has spent two years and millions of dollars on the marathon attempt

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Breaking 2 Still Alluring?

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Athletics: Chemtai, Hailemaryam Win 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Korir, Kipsoi UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon champions; Domos, Molinero win Handcycle Division presented by PNC Bank; 9th edition draws 20,165 Marathon and Half Marathon entrants

(WLWT) Athletics: Hometown runners dominate 2017 Flying Pig Marathon
Nearly 40,000 participants took part in Flying Pig weekend festivities

(NY Times) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Runs World’s Fastest Marathon, in Nike’s Special Shoes

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt - The Final Chapter
As Usain Bolt approaches the final race of his career, Steve Cram travels to Kingston, Jamaica, to speak exclusively to Bolt about what the future holds
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Athletics: Superior victory and close finish at Salzburg Marathon
Hosea Kiprotich-Rutto from Kenya in 2:17:49 and Hungarian Olympian Tünde Szabo in 2:54:06 are the winners of Salzburg Marathon in Austria

(ITU) Triathlon: Hauser and Stanford earn first-time World Cup wins in Chengdu
(BBC) Non Stanford: Welsh triathlete wins 2017 Chengdu Triathlon World Cup

(NZ Herald) Triathlon: Shark disrupts triathlon swimmers
Dozens of swimmers at a triathlon in Western Australia had to be removed from the water after a shark was spotted

(IAAF) Athletics: Aiyabei breaks course record at Prague Marathon

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Athletics: Marathon participation running downhill

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Kipchoge misses sub two-hour marathon by 26 seconds as Nike's Breaking2 almost makes it
Eliud Kipchoge missed the sub two-hour marathon barrier by just 26 seconds on Monza's Formula 1 track this morning, clocking 2 hours 00min 25sec - organisers originally gave the time as being a second faster - as Nike's controversial Breaking2 project narrowly failed to produce a result that many knowledgeable observers of the sport would not have expected until 2075

(IAAF) Athletics: Haylay sets course record at Yellow River Estuary Marathon

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: O Superman
So, Superman is not a big, chisel-jawed white Jewish guy from New York, after all*. He is a weedy little black guy from 3000 metres up in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya

(ESPN) Athletics: Mary Keitany, Jordan Hasay and Edna Kiplagat on women's proximity to 'Breaking2'

(Runner's World) Athletics: Believe It - A Sub-2 Marathon Is Coming
Michael Joyner, one of the first to study the possibilities of breaking 2 hours, says we’re one step closer
After a Near Sub-2 Marathon, What’s Next?
Processing the aftermath of an unexpectedly transcendent run
Neon Lights and Fast Times: Photos From the Sub-2-Hour Marathon Attempt
In the end, the world is still 26 seconds shy of a sub-2 hour marathon

(Quartz) Athletics: Just Couldn't Do It - Even in Nike’s specially rigged race, runners couldn’t break the two-hour marathon mark

(The Guardian) Athletics: Secrets of two-hour marathon men may alter running for ever
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge came within 26 seconds of running’s holy grail

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee Makes Big Statement With 70.3 St. George Victory
Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee and Holly Lawrence were both impressive at Saturday’s Ironman 70.3 North American Championships in St. George

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Ed Whitlock the tortoise, Earl Fee the hare and the run of their lives
In their 80s, two men both raced into sports history. Bruce Grierson discerns what we can learn from their roads to fitness

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha - Kiyeng Prevails In Fierce Steeplechase Showdown
Hyvin Kiyeng clocked the sixth fastest performance ever in the women’s 3000m steeplechase to highlight action on the track at the opening meeting of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series in Doha

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Olympians Association claim record proposal unfair on innocent athletes

(IAAF) Athletics: Course records possible in Geneva Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Tiernan and Bahta impress in Stanford

(ESPN) Athletics: With public office hopes dashed, Wilson Kipsang returns to running

Dick's Pittsburgh Marathon - PA

Flying Pig Marathon - Cincinnati, OH

Goodlife Toronto Marathon - Toronto, ON

OC Marathon - Orange County, CA

Salzburg Marathon - Austria

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(Runner's World) Athletics: So Close! Kipchoge Runs a 2:00:25 in the Breaking2 Attempt
The 32-year-old Kenyan ran a blistering 4:36 pace, but the two-hour wall still stands
Best Social Media Reactions to Nike’s Sub-2 Run
"Do you think the #breaking2 runners will post their efforts on @Strava?"

(IndyStar) Athletics: Indy runner takes 5th at Mini, aims at 2020 Olympic marathon trials

(Science of Sport) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge 2:00:25
The Breaking-2 attempt is over, and Eliud Kipchoge came mighty, mighty close. In an unbelievable performance, he missed the barrier by 25 seconds, having been on course right up until 30km

(The Guardian) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge misses sub two-hour marathon by 26 seconds
(Mirror) Eliud Kipchoge runs quickest recorded marathon but misses out on sub two-hour time by 24 SECONDS in Nike Breaking2 challenge
In the Breaking2 event, sponsored by Nike, Kipchoge recorded a time of 2:00.24, narrowly missing out on his target of under two hour
(BBC) #Breaking2: Eliud Kipchoge goes close to sub-two hour marathon at Nike event
(The Telegraph) Eliud Kipchoge falls agonisingly short of running first sub-two hour marathon

(NY Post) Athletics: This runner plans to finish a marathon in less than two hours

(RRW) Athletics: Programming Note - Watch RUNNING National - Athletes In Action For May
RUNNING National - Athletes in Action reaches 50 million households in 23 USA states on various FOX Regional Networks: YES; FOX Sports Arizona; FOX Sports Midwest; SportsTime Ohio; Prime Ticket; SportSouth; FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports

(Runner's Tribe) Drugs in Sport: Changing the music won’t stop the noise - A column by Len Johnson

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Marathon runners target two-hour barrier
Three elite runners backed by a small army of scientists will on Saturday attempt an audacious assault on the boundaries of the possible by trying to run a marathon in less than two hours

(IAAF) Athletics: Hyvin prevails in fierce steeplechase showdown - IAAF Diamond League

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Usain Bolt reveals he's not spoken to drug cheat team-mate who cost him Olympic gold
The sprint superstar had to hand back his 2008 4 x 100 metre Olympic relay medal after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter failed a drugs test

(RRW) Athletics: Flashback - Chris Solinsky Breaks USA 10,000m Record
Here is Race Results Weekly's original story from the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in 2010 when Chris Solinsky unexpectedly broke the USA 10,000m record

(USA Today) Athletics: Nike sets out to break 2-hour marathon mark with three elite runners

(CBC) Athletics: Akani Simbine steals sprint spotlight from De Grasse, Gatlin
South African wins men's 100m at season-opening Doha Diamond League

Sub 2-Hour Marathon - Monca, ITA
Webcast on
Twitter Coverage

BBC - IAAF Diamond League Highlights from Doha - 8:45 AM EDT

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(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Justin Gatlin & Andre de Grasse beaten in Doha 100m
South Africa's Akani Simbine continued his impressive start to 2017 by beating Justin Gatlin and Andre de Grasse in the 100m at the Doha Diamond League

(UWEC) Athletics: Mary Keitany's 2:17 London Marathon Pace Chart

(Spikes) Athletics: Pro runner or cancer fighter?

(AI) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe on European Athletics Association new ratification rules, "It is insulting..."

(Quartz) Athletics: Running the North Korea marathon showed me a surprising side of the country I didn’t know existed

(CTV) Athletics: Mixed-gender relays could be Olympic sport

(CNN) Athletics: A leap into the future? The race for a sub-two-hour marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Defending champion Tuwei faces strong field at Yellow River Estuary Marathon

(Spikes) Athletics: New Unlimited
Just in time for the outdoor season Germany’s top javelin throwers, Andreas Hofmann, Lars Hamann, Thomas Rohler and Johannes Vetter, dropped a slick video across their social media channels with no information other than the title NEW UNLIMITED. Olympic champion Thomas Rohler tells us what it's all about

(HMMR Media) Drugs in Sport: The Record Reset is Pure Eyewash

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sub-2-Hour Marathon? Experts Say Only One Guy Has a Chance
Coaches, athletes, race directors, fans, and the media have strong opinions about the race

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Felix rejects proposal to erase track records

(BBC) Athletics: Two-hour marathon attempt - Sporting excellence or marketing stunt?
When Sir Roger Bannister ran one mile in under four minutes on 6 May 1954 it was hailed as a ground-breaking moment for sport
(Daily Mail) Q&A: Why are three marathon runners trying to complete 17 laps of Monza's F1 racetrack within two hours?
* Nike are hoping they can make history as well as flog their trainers in PR stunt
* Three endurance runners will try to run the 26.2-mile distance inside two hours
* They will run around Formula One's 1.5mile Monza racetrack 17 times
* Runners World magazine have predicted a sub-two would not happen until 2075
(Science of Running) Brand vs. Barrier: Is the Quest for a Sub 2 Hour Marathon Good?

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Running a sub-two hour marathon would restore sense of wonder

(BBC) Athletics:Kelly Sotherton - Olympic medallist calls for event changes not world record reset
Kelly Sotherton says athletics chiefs should consider tweaking events rather than rewriting existing world records

(The Star) Athletics: Manangoi seeks to break Hicham mark
World 1,500m silver medallist, Elijah Manangoi is seeking to break the three-and a half lap race world record of 3:26.00 set by Hicham El Guerrouj 19 years ago in Rome

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Adam Gemili confident of World Championship success after new coach rips up old technique

(The Guardian) Athletics: Nike pull the strings in Monza for attempt at sub-two-hour marathon
Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa Desisa will attempt to shatter the barrier on Saturday although the nature of Nike’s assistance has raised questions
Running a marathon in less than two hours: all you need to know

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Freshmen Swap Spots On Pre-Conference Men’s Watch List

IAAF Diamond League - Doha, Qatar
CBC Webcast 12 Noon EDT

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(National Geographic) Athletics: Runners Aim to Shatter 'Unbreakable' Two-Hour Marathon Barrier
Science has learned a lot about humans and endurance running. But the goal of going even faster during a race has remained elusive

Athletics: Record-Holders, Olympic Finalists to Clash at Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 11
Medtronic TC 1 Mile record-holder Ben Blankenship, a 2016 Olympian from Stillwater, Minnesota, and the man whose mark he eclipsed last year, Olympic silver and bronze medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand, are set to race on the streets of Minneapolis on Thursday evening, May 11 at the 2017 Medtronic TC 1 Mile

Athletics: Salzburg Marathon is all in for the "Running Festival in Mozart’s Hometown"
Salzburg welcomes nearly 6,500 runners from 70 nations this Sunday

Athletics: Top Americans to Race Streets of Manhattan at 2017 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships
USATF 5K Championships, featuring a $60,000 prize purse, to make first appearance in New York on November 4 during TCS New York City Marathon race week

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch Saturday’s Sub-2 Marathon Attempt
We’ll be livestreaming the race here at
(NBC) Nike’s sub-2-hour marathon attempt set for Saturday; stream info

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha - 5 Things To Look Out For
The 2017 IAAF Diamond League season will get underway in Doha this Friday. In the new championship format, athletes will do battle throughout the season in a bid to reach the IAAF Diamond League Final in their Diamond Discipline

(Track-Stats) Athletics: Dibaba and Semenya go heat-to-head in Doha

Athletics: Uganda’s Moses Kipsiro Expected to Challenge at Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon
Although his best time is almost eight minutes slower than the course record, Uganda’s Moses Kipsiro is expected to challenge a contingent of Ethiopian runners at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon May 28

(AW) Athletics: Breaking2 - Will the marathon barrier be breached?
Ahead of Nike’s Breaking2 attempt, Euan Crumley looks at the possibility of a sub-two-hour marathon being achieved

Athletics: An Exclusive Excerpt From the Opening of the Book Peak Performance
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: For the record, I welcome new proposals
Some thorny issues remain but something must be done to restore sport’s credibility

(IAAF) Athletics: Laura Muir teleconference highlights - IAAF Diamond League

(BBC) Athletics: What's it like to race the fastest man in the world?
Adam Gemili is the UK's top sprinter. He came fourth to Usain Bolt in the 200m at Rio 2016 and is one of Britain's main hopes for the World Championships in London this August

(Jamaica Gleaner) Drugs in Sport: Hubert Lawrence | First things first
From 1972 to 1988, East Germany was a superpower in sport. In athletics, the blue vested Germans collected 154 medals in the Olympics and the World Championships with 55 gold medals in that number. Unfortunately, those achievements rested on the use of illegal performance enhances

(FloTrack) Athletics: Edward Cheserek's Pursuit Of The GOAT

(Wired) Athletics: Why It’s Almost Impossible to Run a Two-Hour Marathon
Three of the world’s finest distance runners are about to attempt one of the greatest feats of athleticism in history: a sub two-hour marathon. To do it, the athletes will need to maintain an average pace of at least 13.1 miles per hour. So, we timed how long WIRED staffers could run at that speed. Needless to say, we didn’t last long. Here’s why only a handful of people in the world could ever come close to a two-hour marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Nike Is Trying to Break the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier

(Spikes) Athletics:"Believe in your preparation"
In 2016, race walking ace Dane Bird-Smith came back from Rio with an Olympic bronze medal around his neck. The Aussie talks competition mindset and more

(The Guardian) Athletics: IAAF must reconsider at record-breaking speed

(Sun-Times) Athletics: Chicagoans lend hand in bid for mythical sub-2-hour marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Sixteen world and Olympic champions converge on Doha to help kick off IAAF Diamond League season eight

(The Star) Athletics: Kimeli ready to face Mo Farah in Ostrava meeting

(IAAF) Athletics: Thiam and Warner lead entries for Götzis

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Two From SEC Join The Bowerman Award Women’s Watch List

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(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Meet the runners competing in Nike's sub-two hour marathon attempt

(WBUR) Athletics: Could There Be A Two-Hour Marathon?

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Report claims sprinter stripped of Olympic gold has admitted doping
Former Olympic gold medallist Yulia Chermoshanskaya is among a trio of Russians who have admitted doping offences, according to reports

(Kimbia) Athletics: Amy Cragg Turns Jeptoo Ban Into a Positive

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: On the recalibration of world records - Brief thoughts

Athletics: Track A Runner Service, Historic Half App Now Available
Thousands to participate in tenth anniversary of event on May 21 in Fredericksburg, VA

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Darren Campbell happy lose record as overhaul would be 'for the greater good'
Campbell supports the plan which has been widely criticised by other British athletes

(USATF) Athletics: Hasay, Murphy named finalists for U.S. Olympic Committee's Best of April

(GlobeRunner) Drugs in Sport: A Short History Of Performance Enhancing

Athletics: 4th Annual Wings for Life World Run is set for May 7, 2017
World’s Only Synchronized Global Run Shines Light on Spinal Cord Injury Research

Athletics: UPMC Offers Tips to Pittsburgh Marathon Runners
For runners getting ready for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, or the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay on Sunday, May 7, specialists from marathon medical sponsor UPMC Sports Medicine offer these tips

(Outside Online) Multisport: Everything You Need to Know About Sports Drinks
There's no magic potion, but if you perfectly pair your sports drink with your workout, you can boost your performance and recover more quickly

Athletics: Seb Coe Returns To Racing Action At The Vitality Westminster Mile
The man who set three world records over the mile distance during his incredible track career will take part in the Olympians Mile, open to athletes in any sport who have represented Great Britain in a Summer or Winter Olympic Games

(FloTrack) Athletics: Sifan Hassan Will Lead The Sub-15 Chase In Payton Jordan 5K

(Nike) Athletics: How Traditions and Science Come Together to Make Marathon Champions

(Citius Mag) Athletics: What we know about Nike’s Breaking2 project: athletes, pacers, date, streaming information

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘The Inventor of Running’ - The Training of Frank Shorter

(Post-Gazette) Athletics: Pittsburgh Marathon provides sense of community for ministry runners

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Sayers takes up new role as deputy Chef de Mission for Gyor 2017 after announcing retirement
Goldie Sayers has said she feels a "great sense of injustice" about her career after announcing her retirement from athletics

(France24) Drugs in Sport: Three more Russian athletes admit doping

(Reuters) Athletics: Experts divided over chances of sub-two hour marathon

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Just do it - Is it really possible to achieve a sub-two-hour marathon?
Sportswear giant Nike has divided opinion with claims that advanced technology can combine with training and talent to change the face of athletics

(The Verge) Health and Fitness: These mice went from couch potatoes to marathon runners with an exercise drug

(NBC) Athletics: Justin Gatlin, Andre De Grasse face off at Diamond League opener

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe could launch legal battle if IAAF back proposals to erase all world records set before 2005
* Svein Arne Hansen has put forward the idea of erasing pre-2005 world records
* Paula Radcliffe may take legal action should the proposal be officially backed
* Radcliffe has spoken to Jonathan Edwards and other athletes potentially affected by the proposal and vows to fight

(Toronto Star Athletics: Andre De Grasse, Inc: Star sprinter keeps fast company
2017 could be a turning point for Canada’s fastest man, who is learning to balance on-track performance with off-the-track business demands

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(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: The real shame is ours when we shield and vote for cheats

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Will erasing world records cure athletics or just bury the past?
Jonathan Edwards and Paula Radcliffe are among those who will have longstanding records wiped under new rules but is it window-dressing?
(Sport BT) Q&A on European Athletics’ proposal to rewrite record books
Why are several world records likely to be consigned to history?

(Science of Sport) The sub-2 hour marathon attempt - The pacing strategy

(Businness Day) Athletics: Is the upcoming attempt at a sub-two-hour marathon legit, or just a gimmick?
Nike’s Breaking2 project, with its handpicked trio of elite athletes, pacemakers and hi-tech aid, has split opinion between purists and those who welcome any assistance but chemical

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s Why the Sub-2 Marathon Guys Will Bonk
When it comes to marathoning, proper pacing rules. But to push the limits, the sub-2 runners must go out too fast

(IAAF) Athletics: Ivana Spanovic teleconference highlights - IAAF Diamond League

(ESW) Triathlon: Cameron Dye & Lauren Goss Win St. Anthony’s Triathlon

(Spikes) Athletics: The Struggle With My Body
If you’re more worried about the fit of your outfit than the hurdles on the track in front of you, you’re bound to trip up. Olympic hurdler Pamela Dutkiewicz writes about how she left her body insecurities behind

(Diamond League) Athletics: Road to the Final! New Diamond League Format
With just days until the beginning of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League season, are you fully clued up about our brand new championship format?

(Reuters) Athletics: Nike's African trio target sub-two hour marathon

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sports: Paula Radcliffe criticises new rules that will wipe athletics records

(IAAF) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 to partner with Tokyo Marathon

(Outside Online) Health and Fitness: The Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Working Out
The good news? They're all pretty simple to reverse—or prevent entirely

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Registration for 2018 Boston Marathon begins Sept. 11

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir sets sights on Zola Budd’s British mile record
European indoor champion to make attempt on 32-year-old record - Muir to double up in 1500m and 5,000m at world championships
(The Telegraph) Laura Muir feels she belongs at highest level as she sets sights on another British record
(BBC) Laura Muir to take on Zola Budd's 1985 mile record at Anniversary Games
Laura Muir will attempt to break Zola Budd's 32-year-old British mile record at the London Anniversary Games on 9 July

Athletics: Get Essential Running Tips from Olympian Jeff Galloway on May 3
Free clinics available on Quantico, VA and at MedStar Health in Washington, DC

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Paula Radcliffe and Jonathan Edwards may lose world records in radical IAAF overhaul
(BBC) European Athletics proposes rewriting athletics world records after doping scandal
Most of athletics' world records could be rewritten under a "revolutionary" new proposal from European Athletics
(Daily Mail) Paula Radcliffe hits out at 'cowardly' plan to rewrite world records which could also see Jonathan Edwards and Colin Jackson stripped of their marks
* Controversial plans have been announced to 'recalibrate history' in athletics
* Under the plans a number of world records would be wiped and then updated
* It would see records standing only for marks set by athletes with stored samples
* Samples have only been stored since 2005, putting a number of records at risk
* Paula Radcliffe, Jonathan Edwards and Colin Jackson set records before 2005
* Radcliffe described the plans as 'cowardly' in a statement released on Monday

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(Outside Online) Athletics: How to Fight the Post-Marathon Blues
No matter how your big race went, feeling a little empty after it's finally over is normal

Athletics: BMW Dallas Marathon Opens 2017 Race Registration and Launches Inaugural BMW Weekend Series
Registration available for the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, SMU Cox School of Business Relay, as well as 5K and 10K Races and BMW Weekend Series

(BritWatch Sports) Drugs in Sport: Kelly Sotherton: Birmingham run "felt like a lap of honour" following third Olympic medal
(The Guardian) Paula Radcliffe and Jonathan Edwards to lose world records after rules tweak
New ratification requirements will result in scrapping most historical records - Griffiths-Joyner’s and numerous set by eastern bloc athletes will be excised

(NBC) Athletics: Track and field world records could be wiped in bid backed by Seb Coe

(IAAF) Athletics: My greatest challenge - Madara Palameika
Diamond Race winner Madara Palameika is among the world’s finest javelin throwers. Here the 29-year-old Latvian and two-time Olympian offers her take on the yearly challenge of trying to fulfil her potential

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Collegiate Weekend

(BBC) Athletics: Belfast Marathon - Laura Graham is first Northern Ireland winner in 18 years
(Belfast Telegraph) Northern Ireland's Laura Graham favourite for Belfast marathon victory

(OurWindsor) Athletics: Andre De Grasse, Inc: Star sprinter keeps fast company
2017 could be a turning point for Canada’s fastest man, who is learning to balance on-track performance with off-the-track business demands

Athletics: New Balance Becomes Official Sponsor Of The Virgin Money London Marathon
The online entry system to enter the public ballot for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon opened today and will close at 17:00 on Friday 5 May

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Wanjiru Runs World-Leading Time to Break Oda Memorial 5000 m Meet Record

(The Star) Athletics: London doubt?
The newly crowned world all-women marathon record holder, Mary Keitany may not be keen to represent the country at the August’s IAAF World athletics Championships despite posting exemplary performance in London 10 days ago

Athletics: Reyes Rips Event Record, Lakowske Wins SLO Marathon
Bruce, Kadavy shatter event records as Half-Marathon champions; Endurance Town USA celebrates 6th edition

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Derek Drouin wins 4th straight Drake Relays title
Teammate Mike Mason finishes 2nd behind Drouin

(Runner's World) Athletics: Katie Mackey Wins First National Title After Nearly Quitting the Sport
The Olympic year didn’t play out like she dreamed, but the middle-distance runner wants four more years

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