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Runner's Web May 2019 FrontPage Archive

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

(NY Times) Athletics: Does Marathon Running Increase the Risk of Cardiac Arrest?
Endurance exercise reduces the overall risk of heart troubles but can raise the risk in the short term, especially during a race

(Spikes) Athletics: Dear Götzis - By Kangqiang Weng
You might not remember me, but even after 35 years, you haven’t changed much

(BBC) Athletics: The Warm Up Track: BBC Athletics Podcast, Episode two
On episode two of The Warm Up Track we are joined by Luvo Manyonga and Joe Deng

(Irish Examiner) Women in Sport: Pressure mounts on IAAF as criticism of Caster Semenya ruling grows

(USATF) Athletics: Six marathoners named to Team USATF for 2019 IAAF World Championships

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Jarrion Lawson, world long jump silver medalist, expects 4-year ban

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Course records the target at Lanzhou

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Shelly getting back to her best - Bruce James
Bruce James, president of the MVP Track Club, said sprinter Shell-Ann Fraser-Pryce's time of 10.97 seconds over 100m at the All Comers Meet held at the National Stadium last weekend is an indication that she is getting back to her best

(Indian Express) Athletics: Ajee Wilson makes most of Caster Semenya absence to win Diamond League 800m
American Ajee Wilson made the most of the absence of Caster Semenya and Francine Niyonsaba to win the women's 800 metres in Friday's Diamond League meeting on a windy, wet evening in the Swedish capital

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Rhonex Kipruto breaks course record in Sweden

Athletics: Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Kesha to headline Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half-Marathon Pre-Race Concert at Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday night
Kesha becomes first female headliner for Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Britain's Dina Asher-Smith beats Elaine Thompson and Dafne Schippers in Stockholm
Britain's Dina Asher-Smith beat Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and world champion Dafne Schippers to claim victory in the Diamond League 200m
(The Telegraph) Dina Asher-Smith leaves Olympic and world champions in her wake with world-leading 200m time
(IAAF) Asher-Smith beats the chill, and a loaded field, in Stockholm - IAAF Diamond League

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(Daily Nation) Athletics:Manang’oi focused on world record attempt

Athletics: Grandma's Marathon Registration to close June 1
Additional Volunteers Needed for Marathon Weekend

Athletics: Cam Levins to Race lululemon Toronto 10K
Cam Levins leads a stellar field in the lululemon Toronto 10km - June 15th.

(Runner's World) Athletics: Daughter Wins Bolder Boulder 40 Years After Her Dad Won the Inaugural Race
Hearing stories of her father’s victory over an Olympic marathoner inspired Nell Rojas to continue the family legacy

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Stephanie Bruce - Grit
Carrie welcomes Steph Bruce back to the show! They talk about her recent racing successes, her ability to manage her busy life, her new YouTube series, and her mental toughness

(Diamond League) Athletics: Stockholm: Five Questions
The return of Echevarria, a serious challenge for Perkovic and Lasitskene and a much-anticipated 400m Diamond League debut for Michael Norman. As the third meeting of the season approaches, we have five questions which need answering in Stockholm

(BBC) Running: ‘Running in your underwear... just get out and do it’
Natalie Lee and Grace Campbell join women taking part in the London 10,000 in their underwear as part of the Celebrate You campaign for body positivity

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan: Olympian's medals stolen in Manchester burglary
Burglars stole medals and jewellery when they "ransacked" the home of an Olympic athlete while she was abroad

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya files appeal to Swiss court over testosterone case
* The 28-year-old has filed an appeal to Switzerland's federal supreme court
* She is challenging the ruling against her by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
* Semenya must take medication to compete in events from 400m to the mile

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya's shadow hangs over Stockholm Diamond League

(IAAF) Athletics: Robertson eagerly awaiting marathon debut at Gold Coast

(The Herald) Athletics: Eilish McColgan fighting fit again and ready for Diamond League in Stockholm

(USATF) Athletics: Richardson’s sub-11 sprint wins her USATF Athlete of the Week

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya launches new legal challenge and vows 'IAAF will not drug me or stop me from being who I am'
(The Guardian) ‘The IAAF will not drug me or stop me being who I am’: Semenya appeals against Cas ruling
South African files appeal to Swiss supreme court - ‘I am a woman and I am a world-class athlete’
(BBC) Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion files appeal to Swiss court
Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has filed an appeal to Switzerland's federal supreme court in response to losing her case against restricting testosterone levels in female runners
(ESPN) Semenya appeals against testosterone ruling
Caster Semenya has appealed the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold the IAAF regulation that she cannot run in international races from 400 meters to one mile unless she medically lowers her natural testosterone levels
(The Independent) Caster Semenya appeals CAS ruling to Swiss Supreme Court
Under the IAAF's regulations, the South African must take hormone suppressants in order to compete in track events from 400m to the mile

CBC Webcast
2:00 PM - IAAF Track and Field Diamond League Series - Stockholm

IAAF Diamond League - Stockholm, Sweden

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

(CBC) Athletics: 'It's a sad moment,' says N.L. runner on Ottawa marathon death
A man in his 30s, originally from this province, died after going into cardiac arrest

(Spikes) Athletics: Young Lion - By George Manangoi
It started with a gift, a present from my manager Jukka Harkonen after the World U20 Championships last year

(LetsRun) Athletics: A New Era In The Women’s 800: With Caster Semenya Exiting, Ajee’ Wilson Is Poised To Take Over As World #1

(AP) Olympics: Scramble for Olympic tickets in Japan; rest of world waits

(ENCA) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: the legal and ethical issues that should concern us all

(Business Den) Athletics: Colfax Marathon seeks new title sponsor after 10 years with Kaiser

Athletics: World-Class Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Announces New Evening Race Format For 2019; Bolsters Ambition For Abbott World Marathon Majors Bid
Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon targets 2021 to meet all requirements for induction as member in Abbott World Marathon Majors series of events

(The Star) Athletics: Manangoi, Cheruiyot face off in Stockholm Diamond League
* Manangoi and Cheruiyot to battle it out in the 1,500 metres.
* World 5000m champion Helen Obiri favoured in her race

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Jim Thorpe, Who Was Born 132 Years Ago Today, Continues To Inspire Decathletes Generations Later

(IAAF) Athletics: Ibarguen vs Rojas, Carter vs McLaughlin showdowns set for Monaco - IAAF Diamond League

(BBC) Athletics: World Beaters - Laura Muir
Athletics star Laura Muir opens up about finding her running talent at University, and how she balances plans to be a vet, with striving for Olympic gold

(Quartz Africa) Athletics: Scientists are closer to pinning down why the world’s best marathon runner is so good

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 9
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 9

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

(CBC) Athletics: Marathon deaths remain rare, says Ottawa heart doctor
Fewer than 1 in 100,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest while exercising, says Ottawa doctor

(PreClassic) Athletics: Cheruiyot, Manangoi Duel in Pre Classic Bowerman Mile

(Mwakilishi) Athletics: Kenyan Athlete Awarded $15,000 after Giving Up on Winning Marathon to Rescue Collapsed Rival

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Marathon drives new wave of consumption in Chinese sports industry

(Mirror) Athletics: Jess Ennis-Hill calls for pay assurances from sponsors for athlete mums-to-be
"There is pressure on female athletes who feel like "I have to do my career and I can't stop in the thick of it and go away and have a child’. There needs to be something in writing put in place"

Athletics: ISTAF In Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on 1 September
Olympic Champion Thomas Röhler returns, ISTAF honoured by IAAF

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 64 with Frank Gagliano
"No, I’m not surprised [that I’m still coaching] because there’s two things: My heart and my mind is in it big time. And as long as those two continue to be in it—and my health, thank the good Lord at the age of 82 is very good—I love it, and I’m not ready to pack it in at all. Actually, I have a lot of fire in my belly."

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Mary Cain Is Back: Where Has She Been For the Past 2.5 Years? Leaving NOP, Moving to NYC

(Rambling Runner) Athletics: Sarah Bishop Interview
When runners get injured we often hear that we should cross train to maintain fitness. Sarah Bishop, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon, took it to the extreme

(CBC) Athletics: 'Mr. Track and Field': Jim Daly remembered as generous, energetic coach
A talented runner, Daly was instrumental in building sport in Manitoba

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill admits she wanted to QUIT athletics after having son Reggie, four, due to 'mum guilt' - and her hectic schedule means she doesn't have time to go to the gym
* Jessica Ennis-Hill retired from athletics in 2016, two years after her son was born
* Mother-of-two, 33, said she suffered from 'mum guilt' after returning to work
* She added that since retiring she struggles to find time to make it to the gym

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Kenya’s Benard Ngeno dominates men’s pro race at Bolder Boulder
Reid Buchanan finishes as top American in eighth place
Ethiopia’s Hiwot Yemer wins women’s pro race; American Aliphine Tuliamuk settles for thrid
U.S.A. Red finishes second in team standings behind Ethiopia
Ian Butler takes home men’s citizens race title at Bolder Boulder
Lafayette’s Chandler Reid finishes in second place

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah calls time on track return and targets 2020 Olympic marathon
Briton concedes he may never run a track race again - Farah beat Andy Butchart in Vitality London 10km

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Runner, 35, dies after collapse during race weekend run Sunday

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Nell Rojas continues family tradition with Bolder Boulder citizens race win
Nell’s father Ric won first race in 1979

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers to Tune Up at Gold Coast and Hakodate

(IAAF) Athletics: After near-miss in 2018, Barshim's world record ambitions resume: ‘Now I know how to deal with it’

(VL10000) Athletics: London celebrates as record numbers finish Vitality London 10,000

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Road To Austin Continues After Preliminary Rounds

(The Guardian) Youth Sports: The 10,000-hour rule for sporting success is largely a myth, so let kids dabble
A new book blows out of the water the theory that the key to sport success is relentless practice and focus from an early age

Athletics: Farah in 10K heaven with seventh victory at Vitality London 10,000
Sir Mo Farah and Steph Twell retained their British 10K road race titles at the Vitality London 10,000 this morning as thousands turned out to run through the sun-bathed streets of the British capital

(BBC) Athletics: London 10,000: Britons Mo Farah and Steph Twell win men's and women's titles
Britain's four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah won the Vitality London 10,000 for the seventh time as compatriot Steph Twell also retained her title

(Tri247) Triathlon: Nikki Bartlett, Frederik Van Lierde win IRONMAN Lanzarote

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Alphine Tuliamuk looking for team and individual success at Bolder Boulder
No American women has won solo title since 2006

(The Telegraph) Olympics: British Olympic Association chief backs Telegraph's Girls, Inspired campaign ahead of Tokyo 2020

Bolder Boulder 10K - Bolder, CO

Vitality London 10,000 - UK

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

(DAI Sport) Athletics: Melanie Shatters PB To Power To Edinburgh Marathon Title

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road round-up: Kimeli on top in Ottawa, Fikadu and Chelangat triumph in Okpekpe

(VWM) Athletics: O’Hare runs four-dead as Courtney beats Muir to win British Mile title
History made as record numbers finish the Vitality Westminster Mile

Athletics: Albert Korir and Tigist Girma lead at today's Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon - Kimeli and Ziani win the 2019 Ottawa 10K race

(CBC) Athletics: Damian Warner captures 5th Hypo Meeting decathlon title
Canadian posts world-leading 8,711 points to beat Grenada's Lindon Victor in Austria
(BBC) Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins Gotzis heptathlon with personal best score
Katarina Johnson-Thompson won the heptathlon at the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting with a personal best and world-leading score of 6,813 points

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Kenyan Albert Korir and Ethiopian Tigist Girma take Ottawa marathon titles
Kenya’s Albert Korir and Ethiopia’s Tigist Girma earned titles as Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon champions on Sunday

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Ottawa's Dylan Wykes and Vancouver's Natasha Wodak win Canadian 10K titles
"Up and down the Canal almost every day" paid off with a national title Dylan Wykes on Saturday evening
Paramedics revive runner who collapsed during Race Weekend 10K

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Nike to stop reducing payments to pregnant athletes after bowing to global pressure

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Warner breaks world 100m decathlon record at IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Götzis
Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner of Canada broke his own 100 metres decathlon world record as he finished the opening day at the Götzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria in pole position

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson storms past heptathlon field on Götzis day one
Johnson-Thompson 4,034pts, Williams 3,857, Bougard 3,809 - Brilliant 1.95m high jump establishes thumping lead

(Oklahoman) Athletics: Legendary miler Jim Ryun didn't want Olympic glory — he just wanted to make his high school team

(Asahi Shimbun) Olympics: Fans beware: Posting Olympic videos to SNS will be banned

Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon - Ottawa, ON

Vitality Westminster Mile - UK

  May 25, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

Triathlon: Improving Your Transitions
An excerpt from Complete Triathlon Guide by USA Triathlon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson guards against complacency after building huge heptathlon lead on day one in Gotzis

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Message to the Olympic Movement in the face of new commercial threats – keep the athletes' eyes on the golden prize

(TrackSmith) Athletics: Six Pennies Richer
The atmosphere at the Penn Relays is something like the Super Bowl

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah defends London 10,000 title as Laura Muir tackles mile
Strong fields are set for the Vitality 10km and Westminster Mile events in the UK capital

(NY Times) Athletics: Nike Says It Will End Financial Penalties for Pregnant Athletes
Allyson Felix, a six-time Olympic gold medalist, gave birth to her first child last fall and she said she felt pressure to return to track quickly.

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Hellen Obiri never looks a winner, pretty well always wins

(Ottawa Sun) Athletics: Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon a popular choice for runners making debuts in event

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Ottawa 10K marks another step toward career running goals of Natasha Wodak
Thirty-seven is a relatively advanced age for a road racer, but Natasha Wodak feels great, “and I still have more in me.”

(The Herald) Athletics: Cowbells and the Cresta run as Muir gets ready to run Westminster
The hills have been alive for the last few weeks to the sound of Laura Muir and her chums tuning up for the outdoor athletics season in the rarefied air of San Moritz, Switzerland. But come tomorrow, Scotland’s athletics phenomenon will be back on the streets of Blighty, belting past Brexit protesters and Big Ben en route to the big finish in front of Buckingham Palace as she heads the field for the Vitality Westminster Mile

(The Star) Women in Sport: Is hormonal regulation the most effective way to promote fairness?
* The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) panel of three judges gave a complex verdict involving South Africa’s Caster Semenya
* Semenya issue when contrasted with that of Phelps also evokes some sense of racial discrimination

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Jepchirchir and Ziani race again in Ottawa, past winners return to Okpekpe

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘I don’t know what it’ll take not to feel like an impostor’
Despite recent success, the athlete returns to Götzis determined to improve and reach her potential as the journey to Tokyo 2020 begins

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Hannah and Coolsaet are Canadian headliners for 2019 Ottawa Marathon
The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is upon us. Here's who to watch on Sunday morning

Ottawa Race Weekend 5K and 10K - Ottawa, ON

  May 24, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Triathlete) Drugs in Sport: The Latest Doping Scandal’s Link to Triathlon
The Managing Director of the Bahrain-Merida cycling team also served as a coach to Prince Nasser of Bahrain and was quoted as Ironman 70.3 Slovenia's race director

(IAAF) Athletics: World leads for Gong and Tsegay in Nanjing

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson still feels like an impostor and demands more from herself to fulfil potential

(AFP Athletics: Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

(FN) Athletics: Nike Wasn’t Paying Pregnant Runners — Here’s What Its Competition Was Doing

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong: 'It wasn't legal but I wouldn't change a thing'
‘We did what we had to do to win,’ says 47-year-old - Interview with former cyclist to be aired next week

(IAAF) Athletics: Young stars set to shine in Oslo – IAAF Diamond League

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘In a good place’ - Praught-Leer makes changes, targets more records

(Diamond League) Athletics: Oslo: Chepkoech, Kiyeng, Chespol Among Star-Studded Steeplechase Field
The field of the Women's Steeplechase boasts a lineup of top-quality athletes who rarely get the opportunity to compete against each other on the global circuit. The leading competitor is Kenya’s world record-holder, Beatrice Chepkoech, who suddenly added a new dimension of fierce front running to the event when she smashed the existing World Record in Monaco last year

(BBC) Athletics: Rising heptathlete Niamh Emerson bids to emulate Jessica Ennis-Hill
Tokyo 2020 could see the continuation of a remarkable British sporting success story - a sixth consecutive Olympic heptathlon medal

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: No room for cheats in Jim Ratcliffe’s growing sports empire
Jim Ratcliffe will pull the plug on Team Ineos or Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour marathon record attempt with immediate effect if either is caught up in cheating

(Daily Nation) Athletics: New mum Mercy Cherono set for Mumias return

(IAAF) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson and Schäfer resume duel while Warner seeks fifth title in Götzis

(BBC) Athletics: From Europe's fastest teenager to sitting A-levels in a week
BBC Sport Wales met Jeremiah Azu after he ran one of the world's best 100m times for a teenager in the middle of his school exams
Azu, 18, ran 10.27 seconds in Loughborough on Sunday - the eighth-fastest time by any teenager in the world in 2019 to date. He returned to college this week to finish his A-levels.
The Cardiff sprinter only started taking athletics seriously in 2017, but is now aiming to become the world's fastest man

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(HarryJerome) Athletics: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu: a promising comeback in progress includes Jerome Classic on June 20

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Roberta Groner - Aim for the Moon
Carrie chats with Roberta Groner, a mother of three who ran a 2:29 marathon at the age of 41! They talk about Roberta’s amazing story, how she’s able to balance her career as a nurse with her passion for running, and her goal of going after the Master’s American record in the marathon

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Sprint sensation Edward Osei-Nketia expected to put athletics before rugby

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Bring back the 4x800m relay

(National POst) Drugs in Sport: Asian Games gold medallist tests positive for doping with EPO

(CBC) Athletics: Calgary marathon set for Sunday on 'flat and fast' new route
'This route uses significantly less police than our old route'

(EA) Athletics: Muir confirmed for the 800m at the Meeting de Montreuil

(USATF) Athletics: Bednarek’s historic double wins him USATF Athlete of the Week

(NY Times) Athletics: Allyson Felix: My Own Nike Pregnancy Story
I’ve been one of Nike’s most widely marketed athletes. If I can’t secure maternity protections, who can?

(Fast Running) Athetics: Dale Greig: Remembering a pioneer of the women’s marathon
Dale Greig may not be a well known name in women’s marathoning, but she certainly should be. The Scottish hall of fame runner passed away last week

(Outside Online) Athletics:Wisdom from the World's Best Marathoner
Eliud Kipchoge shares (some of) the secrets to his success

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

(The Indian Express) Women in Sport: Another Olympic medalist criticises IAAF’s testosterone regulations, refuses to take hormone-reducing medication
Female athletes who have one of a specific set of conditions that cause testosterone levels higher than the typical female range now have to lower those levels to be eligible to compete at international events

(The Guardian) Athletics: BeIN Sports chief in World Athletics Championships corruption inquiry
French authorities suspect he paid bribes for Doha bid - Yousef Al-Obaidly denies wrongdoing in statement

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Federation of India anger over failure to report earlier failure as Asian 800m champion tests positive
India’s Gomathi Marimuthu, surprise winner of the women’s 800 metres gold at last month’s Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, stands to lose her title after her sample taken there tested positive for a banned substance

Athletics: 2019 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Race Preview
This Sunday morning the 2019 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon will be held and once again organizers have put together a splendid field befitting an IAAF Gold Label race

(Running USA) Athletics: Kenyans Finish First at 42nd Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon
Westlake’s Sarah Horbol finishes second in bid to repeat; Lakewood native Ken Sullivan wins men’s half-marathon for third straight year

(Running USA) Athletics: Popular Brooklyn Half Remains Largest Half Marathon in United States With 26,803 Finishers
Louis Serafini breaks course record to win men’s race as Feyne Gudeto Gemeda takes the tape on the women’s side

(Runner's World) Athletics: Pro Marathoner Gwen Jorgensen Undergoes Heel Surgery
In a YouTube video, the Bowerman Track Club runner shared details of her decision to have the operation

(BBC) Athletics: Former head of Kenya's track and field team banned for 10 years
(Daily Nation) Kenya's Rio Olympics Team Manager gets 10 years ban

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse clocks 10.09 seconds at IAAF World Challenge in China
Posts his fastest time since June 2017; fellow Canadian Gen Lalonde sets PB in 1,500m

(Kenyans) Women in Sport: Margaret Nyairera Wambui Punished for Defying IAAF Ruling
800M Olympic bronze winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui has been barred from participating in the Stockholm Diamond League Meeting for failing to take medication to lower her strength

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya likely to race in 5,000m at World Championship while appeal process continues

(Outsports) Women in Sport: Runner Nick Symmonds’s support for LGBTQ equality only goes so far
Olympian Nick Symmonds weighed in on the Caster Semenya case and basically threw intersex athletes under the bus

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Caster Semenya likely to race in 5,000m at World Championship while appeal process continues

(Sport24) Women in Sport: CAS has stirred up emotions over Caster decision

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Olympic marathon silver medalist provisionally suspended

Athletics: Wide Open Field Set to Contest 41st Freihofer’s Run for Women On Saturday, June 1 In Albany, N.Y.
Jenn Rhines, Melody Fairchild Set to Tussle for Masters (Over 40) Field

(BBTM) Athletics: Hurt, Hiltz Kick to Victory at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships
At Grand Blue Mile, event and championship record for Hiltz, men's photo finish; $27,500 prize purse awarded; also first stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour presented by Running Warehouse

Athletics: 2019 Ottawa 10k Preview
The Ottawa 10km - an IAAF Gold Label race - is set for this coming Saturday May 25th and once again the field is stacked with an elite international field.

(CRJ) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya, and the myth of the uneven playing field

Athletics: First World Record For 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon
Record total of 457,861 applicants for the 40th race in April 2020

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 63 with Nicholas Thompson
"The great thing about running is: it’s all you. If your team does better in soccer, it might be you, it might be your team. You could actually get worse and your team could get better, but if you are getting faster at running, it’s you, so the improvement feels pretty intensely emotional, and that drew me in."

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Roger Robinson - runner, commentator, literary scholar

(CBC) Athletics: New Moncton marathon will give runners their long-distance fix
'It is important for us to have a marathon in our backyard'

(The Undefeated) Athletics: Natasha Hastings runs down the obstacles of being a pregnant Olympic hopeful>A?
400-meter relay medalist hopes to go to Tokyo after she has her first child

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Pre Classic Women's 3k Clash of Titans: Obiri, Hassan, Dibaba, Ayana - and Semenya!
(NBC) Caster Semenya enters Pre Classic in new event after testosterone ruling
(BBC) Caster Semenya to run 3,000m in Prefontaine
Caster Semenya will race in the 3,000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on 30 June, a distance she can compete at without having to lower her testosterone levels

Athletics: Marine Corps Athlete of the Year Tops All Female Finishers at Historic Half
Three events hosted a combined 5,397 finishers including the 60,000th Historic Half finisher

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(Brooks Running) Athletics: 2019 Brooks PR Invitational
Watch the FASTEST of the FASTEST Race at the 2019 PR Invitational. JUNE 15 @ 3:00PM - University of Washington (Husky Outdoor Track) - Seattle, WA

(Yahoo) Athletics: Young marathon runner dies after collapsing near the finish line

(EA) Athletics: Thiam returns from injury with a 200m lifetime best in the build-up to Talence

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Becoming a Miler Helped This Brooklyn Marathoner Qualify for Trials
Training for shorter distances helped Leigh Anne Sharek finally achieve her goal of going sub-3:00 in the marathon

(Fast Running) Athletics: Steph Twell & Nick Goolab top Brits in Manchester 10k
Steph Twell and Nick Goolab were the stand out British performers at the Great Manchester 10k, although it was African athletes who dominated the podiums on Sunday

(AW) Athletics: Sophie McKinna and Sophie Hahn impress in Loughborough
A World Championships qualifying mark and a world record are among the stand-out performances at the Loughborough International

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sprinter Dutee Chand becomes India's first openly gay athlete
Runner reveals she is in relationship with woman from her village in Odisha state

  May 19, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(SportPesa) Athletics: Samuel Wanjiru Legend Lives Eight Years After Passing On>A?
The latest anniversary of the demise of the Beijing 2008 marathon winner lacked the fanfare that followed the dark day of May 15, 2011 but his enduring memory shines brigh:

(IAAF) Athletics:Weekend road round-up: Belihu wins in Bengaluru, records fall in Cape Town and Copenhagen

(News & Record) Athletics: A&T's Kayla White uses dancer's precision to create art of speed

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkoech sets new meet record in Kenya 1-2 finish

(Fast Running) Athletics: Managing your career and your running: insights with Sara Treacy
Balancing a successful career and the training of an elite runner is a difficult task, but lessons can be learned from Olympian Sara Treacy

(Globe and Mail) Adventure Racing: 6633 Arctic Ultra – one of the coldest and longest ultramarathons on earth – lives up to its goal of being ‘a genuine ballsy challenge’
How tough is it to finish? On average, fewer than 30 per cent of a field comprising about 20 competitors (the maximum is 30) reach the finish line.

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(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown tops Andre De Grasse at 200m showdown in Shanghai
Diamond League event also sees a new Canadian women's steeplechase record

(IAAF) Athletics: In super sprint showdown, Lyles beats Coleman in 9.86 - IAAF Diamond League

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Obiri dreams of marathon transition after Tokyo Olympic Games

(BT) Triathlon: Double gold as Brownlee and Coldwell win in Cagliari
Sophie Coldwell performs solo effort to take gold at the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup, with Alistair Brownlee making a rare appearance over the sprint distance to pick his 36th triathlon gold meda

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Is strength training good for kids?

(Fast Running) Athletics: A strong British challenge at the Great Manchester Run 10km
A high quality field has been assembled for this weekend’s Great Manchester Run. Jacob Kiplimo, Stanley Biwott, Hellen Obiri and Edna Kiplagat are joined by British stars including Steph Twell, Mhairi MacLennan, Nick Goolab and Andy Vernon

(WSJ) Athletics: Nike to Change Pregnancy Policy in Athlete Contracts
Sneaker giant says it won’t reduce pay during pregnancy after criticism from Olympian Alysia Montaño

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Why Kenya wants to amend doping law

(NBC) Triathlon: Katie Zaferes leads U.S. sweep of World Triathlon Series podium

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Shame of neglected budding stars
Kenya enjoys recognition the world over, thanks to numerous medals bagged by its athletes in various disciplines

(Brooks Blog) Athletics: Brooks Adds Policies to Support Female Athletes

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 182: Shanna Burnette
Shanna is a runner a mom to three, an entrepreneur and business owner (Modcraft Studio) and an agent

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: First anti-doping case based on Moscow data could be opened "within weeks"
The first anti-doping case based on analytical data retrieved from the infamous Moscow Laboratory is likely to be opened by the relevant International Federation (IF) within weeks

(Outside Online) Athletics: Nike and the Problem with Pro Running Contracts
Alysia Montaño’s story is yet another reminder of how contracted endurance athletes often have to choose between having a career and a life

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: course records expected in Bengaluru, Riga and Guangzhou

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Jo Pavey condemns Nike for 'punishing' pregnant sports stars by pausing sponsorship payments

Diamond League Shanghai - China

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(AW) Athletics: Hellen Obiri’s double ambition for Doha
Kenyan aiming for success over 5000m and 10,000m at IAAF World Championships

(CBC) Athletics: Mike Mason hopes Diamond League season debut sets tone for possible 4th Olympics
Fellow Canadians Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown to square off in 200m at Shanghai

Athletics: Katy & Tyler Jermann Sign Agency Contracts With Elite Runner Management
A three-time All-American and Midwest Regional Track Athlete of the Year out of Iowa State University, Katy (Moen) Jermann's professional progression in 2018 and 2019 has been stunning

Athletics: Quartet of the world's best hurdlers to take to the streets of Boston at adidas Boost Boston Games
Quartet of the world's best hurdlers to take to the streets of Boston at adidas Boost Boston Games

(RRW) Athletics: Schneider, Praught-Leer Achieve Olympic Qualifying Marks at USATF Distance Classic
Jack Kemp Stadium on the campus of Occidental College here may have been dimly-lit tonight, but Rachel Schneider and Aisha Praught-Leer shined brightly in the women's 5000m, running world-leading times of 15:06.71 and 15:07.50, respectively, at the USATF Distance Classic

(Diamond League) Athletics: Zurich: Mo Farah to Compete
A major honour for Weltklasse Zürich: British long-distance star Mo Farah has picked the IAAF Diamond League final at Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium to bow out from his stunning track career

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: WADA accused of double standards after executives are cleared of bullying

(Runner's World) Health and Fitness: And the 2019 Fittest City in America Is...
The rankings are in, and here’s a hint: It hosts the Marine Corps Marathon and is home to ultramarathoner Michael Wardian

(OC Register) Athletics: USATF suspends two-time Olympic champion Angelo Taylor
Suspension comes three weeks after complaint filed with USATF and U.S. Center for SafeSport

(NBC) Athletics: The athlete with the oldest world record in men’s track wants it to fall

(Sport24) Women in Sport: No Semenya at Stockholm Diamond League after gender ruling

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2019 Men’s Post-Conference Championships Watch List

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(USATF) Athletics: Olympians highlight 10th Annual USATF Distance Classic

(BBC) Athletics: Sophie McKinna: Shot putter denied Worlds qualifying throw because of 'no photo-finish kit'
Shot putter Sophie McKinna says she has been denied a qualifying throw for the World Championships as the event she competed at had no photo-finish kit

(Daily Camera) Athletics: USA rosters announced for Bolder Boulder International Team Challenge
2018 women's runner-up Aliphine Tuliamuk returns to field

(CBC) Athletics: Ottawa Lions want change to come from misconduct complaints
Coaches, parents and athletes attended a town hall Wednesday evening

(AfricaNews) Women in Sport: 'Rules are rules': Bolt urges Semenya to accept IAAF ruling

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Cheromei says Kenya will reclaim women's marathon gold at World Championships

(Spikes) Athletics: No Regrets - Naa Anang
"Life is all about choices - the script we write today is what we live through tomorrow. But whether you win or lose, succeed or fail, the one thing I know is it’s a lot easier to live with those choices when they’re made with good intentions"

(Runner's World) Athletics: Former High School Phenom Mary Cain Finishes First Race in 2.5 Years—and Wins It
Finally healthy after persistent injuries, the 23-year-old broke the tape at the New York Road Runners’ Japan Four Mile race

(BT) Triathlon: Triathletes face first Olympic qualifier in Yokohama
British triathletes prepare for third ITU World Triathlon Series event of 2019, with the opportunity to tick the first box for Tokyo 2020 selection

(Sport24) Women in Sport: Kenyan runner fears testosterone rules will end career

(IAAF) Athletics: Schäfer, Kazmirek and Freimuth among latest Götzis additions

(USATF) Athletics: Stinson’s American record wins him USATF Athlete of the Week

Athletics: 26.2 Brew to Refresh Runners at Marine Corps Marathon Events
Uniquely designed with today’s runner in mind, 26.2 Brew to be featured at Finish Festivals

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Banka set to succeed Reedie as WADA President
Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka has been chosen to succeed Sir Craig Reedie as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency

(Tri247) Triathlon: World Triathlon Yokohama 2019: When, where and how to watch

(NBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles lead Diamond League duels in Shanghai; how to watch

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(IAAF) Athletics: Rome reveals star-studded cast - IAAF Diamond League

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2019 Women’s Post-Conference Championships Watch List

(Ouside Online) Endurance Sports: There Might Finally Be a Cure for Overtraining
The real magic of much-hyped ketone supplements, according to Belgian scientists, is how they enhance recovery

(Times of India) Athletics: TCS World 10K Bengaluru: Can't rule out course record, feels .Hugh Jones

(Vox) Athletics: Nike loves promoting women athletes - but apparently not if they get pregnant
Olympic runner Alysia Montaño turns the company’s “Dream Crazier” motto against it, saying Nike sponsorship deals make maternal leave difficult for female athletes

(The Standard) Athletics: Shanghai will be tough test, says Winny Chebet ahead of Diamond League

(Run Ottawa) Athletics: 10 to Watch at the 2019 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

(ITU) Triathlon: Zaferes going for a hat-trick in WTS Yokohama
Yokohama welcomes elite triathletes for the 10th year in a race more open than ever

(Newshub) Triathlon: Olympian exposes Triathlon NZ's unhealthy attitude to athlete welfare

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans head to Shanghai for Diamond League series

(Runner's World) Athletics: A Seventh World Marathon Major May Be Coming
The Chengdu Marathon in China is looking to join the elite group of world-class races

(ESPN) Athletics: Viral track star sets high school record in 100m
Houston Strake Jesuit senior Matthew Boling won the 100-meter dash in a wind-legal time of 10.13 seconds Saturday at the Texas state high school track and field championships, setting a national high school record that had stood since 1990

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(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix eyes USATF Outdoor Champs in return from childbirth

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

(Runner's World) Athletics: Kara Goucher Nearly Collides With Mountain Lion on Morning Training Run
The big cats are a regular part of life in Boulder, but the former Olympian wasn’t expecting to see one on a populated road

Athletics:Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Runners Raised an Event Record $22.7 Million in 2018
Runners Can Still Make an Impact at the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by Joining a Charity Team

(RunOttawa) Athletics: Chaudière Crossing closure forces route changes for Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Half-Marathon
Runners to use one lane on Portage Bridge

(Tri247) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee back in ITU racing action this weekend

(Colleen Quigley) Athletics: Runner Turned Mermaid
I had never swum a single lap in the pool before 2015

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 62 with Scott Fauble
"I went to the lead, even over Heartbreak, with a purpose and with the goal of dropping people and injecting pace—and I think that’s maybe what surprised me the most, is that I was able to be an actual factor and be something that impacted the way the race played out, which is a new feeling for me in the marathon, particularly in World Marathon Majors. In New York, I was as far back as probably 20th pretty early in the race and was kind of doing my own thing, so that was the biggest surprise—being up front—and the way we got to the 2:09:09 here in Boston."

(ESPN W) Athletics: The remarkable story of 41-year-old Olympic marathon hopeful Roberta Groner

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cause for concern as Nairobi IAAF event falls way behind schedule

(Eevening Standard) Drugs in Sport:British hammer thrower Mark Dry provisionally suspended on doping charge
British hammer thrower Mark Dry has been provisionally suspended from competing after being charged with tampering with a doping control

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 7
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 7

(Orlando Sentinel) Athletics: Noah Lyles was barely out of high school when he moved to Lake to run track professionally. He hasn’t looked back

(CBC) Athletics: Legs for Literacy hires consultant to redevelop annual Moncton marathon
Board announced last week the event will take a break this fall, citing 'significant depletion' of volunteers

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Just because the sports car is red doesn’t mean it’s gonna go fast
Along with death and taxes, we experience other certainties. LIfe also brings us American DQs - and other gruesome weirdnesses - in high-profile relays

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(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya verdict: South African government to launch appeal against testosterone ruling

(RunOttawa) Athletics: IAAF Gold Label Ottawa 10K start list unveiled
Dream Team challenge returns with four Canadian as team captains

(SBS) Drugs in Sport: Russian anti-doping chief calls for dismissal of athletics federation head
Russia's anti-doping chief has called for the dismissal of the head of the country's suspended athletics federation as part of a proposal to ensure all Russian athletes can compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a letter seen by Reuters on Monday showed

(USTFCCCA) Athetics: A Bevy Of Collegiate-Leading Marks This Weekend

(Kyodo News) Athletics: IAAF chief Coe lauds Sani Brown as "phenomenal talent"

Athletics: Sir Mo Farah And Laura Muir Headline Amazing Weekend Of Running At Vitality Westminster Mile And Vitality London 10000
Farah to face Andy Butchart in Vitality London 10000 and Steph Twell defends title in women’s race

(Jamaica Gleaner) Women in Sport: Sympathy for Semenya but fairness prevails
(Sport24) ASA to appeal Caster Semenya testosterone ruling
(Science of Running) All of Your Questions Answered on the Caster Semenya Controversy

(AFP) Athletics: More Chinese marathon woe as race leader taken down wrong route

(BBC) Athletics: Incredible 'Superman dive' to win 400m hurdles
Watch college hurdler Infinite Tucker clinch victory by performing a 'Superman dive' over the finish line at an athletics meeting in Arkansas, USA

(NY Times) Athletics:Nike Told Me to Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted a Baby
Being a mother and a champion was a crazy dream. It didn’t have to be

(Wired) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya and the Twisted Politics of Testosterone

(Mexico Daily News) Drugs in Sport: Medal-winning athlete banned for doping blames tacos al pastor
The champion race walker said the high levels of trenbolone probably came from meat eaten before the test

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Great Britain men win 4x100m World Relays bronze despite baton error but Adam Gemili injury causes concern

(CBC) Athletics: A Canadian track and field athlete's route to Tokyo Olympics, explained
New, dual qualification system proving to be formidable challenge

(Stuff NZ) Women in Sport: Bad science: Caster Semenya, testosterone and the athletics federation

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Geoffrey Kamworor breaks course record in Swiss race

(ITU) Triathlon: Matthew Hauser and Laura Lindemann blaze to victory in Chengdu

(CBC) Athletics: Canada emerges with 1 medal from World Relays
Mixed 4x400m team takes silver; women's foursome just misses podium

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: IAAF World Relays - Poor exchanges cost Jamaica in women's 4x200m final

(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles, U.S. take 4x100m silver at World Relays

(Kyodo News) Athletics: Japan's Sani Brown breaks 10-sec barrier in men's 100m in U.S. meet

(CBC) Olympics: How do I qualify for the Olympics?
Members of the Canadian athletics team express their concern in not knowing how to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games. CBC Sports' Anson Henry breaks down the process

(Track & Field News) Athletics: I Think - It’s Past Time For The IAAF To Get Splits Right

Athletics: Matthew De Villers, Lenore Moreno Win Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
2019 event featured a revamped race route with a new start and finish line in downtown Solvang

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emma Bates Caps Three Big Races in 13 Days With 25K Championship Win
Parker Stinson shattered the men’s American record for the distance

(Jamaica Gleaner) Women in Sport: A further look at the Semenya ruling

Fredericton Marathon - Fredericton, NB

Sporting Life 10k - Ottawa, ON

Sporting Life 10K - Toronto, ON

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(IOL) Women in Sport: Are Caster Semenya’s struggles with IAAF indicative of wider prejudice within the sporting body?
(Science of Running) All of Your Questions Answered on the Caster Semenya Controversy

(IAAF) Athletics: On night of dramatic event debuts, US dominates - IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019, day 1

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Koech wants more respect for sprints as Kenyans wilt on Day One

(USATF) Athletics: Bates, Stinson Dominant in Wins at the USATF 25 km Championships
(MLive) River Bank Run 25K: A record-setting performance, times two
River Bank Run 10K: Top 4 finishers disqualified amid course confusion

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: World Relays: at an inflection point

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Inside Lane - Emily Sisson, Marathoner, Has Arrived
After her 2:23 debut in London, Emily Sisson is officially one of the best American marathoners of all time. And she's got a plan to get better.

(CBC) Athletics: Slow start dooms Canadian men in 4x100m at World Relays
Andre De Grasse's blazing anchor leg can't force Canada into Sunday's final

(France24) Drugs in Sport: Latvian long jumper joins London Olympians snared by doping retests

(Globe & Mail) Women in Sport: The Caster Semenya decision and how sports regulate gender

(The Telegraph) Athletics:British women blunder in 4x100m at World Relays as the men blitz to fastest time this year

(ITU) Triathlon: Semi-final battles see top athletes through to the final in Chengdu

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan sprinters battle to keep up with the Joneses in Yokohama

( Drugs in Sport:IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012
The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC is currently conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from the Olympic Games London 2012. This programme, which uses the latest scientific analysis methods, is aimed at testing samples for all substances prohibited in 2012

Amway River Bank Run - Grand Rapids, MI
USATF 25 km Championships

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(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir eyes more Birmingham glory at Grand Prix in August
Laura Muir is hoping a return to Birmingham for the Grand Prix in August will be perfect preparation for the World Championships

(NZ Herald*) Athletics: Six-figure bidding war erupts for Kiwi sprint star Edward Osei-Nketia

(USATF) Athletics: Top Distance Talent Ready to Race at the USATF 25 km Championships

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: Mike Plant Has Died, But His Imprimatur Remains

(Sport24) Women in Sport: Kenya drops 2 female sprinters over testosterone levels

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Seb Coe: World Relays are 'most vibrant and exciting' event in athletics calendar

(BA) Athletics: Muir The First Star Name Over The Line With 100 Days To Go Until Müller Grand Prix BHAM
* Double-double European champion Laura Muir the first-star name to be announced ahead of August’s Muller Grand Prix Birmingham
* Returning to a city where she has accomplished so much, Muir will continue her World Championships preparations at the Alexander Stadium on August 18

Athletics: Geay, Wanjiru Win PRRO Championship at Bloomsday
PRRO champions also split $10,000 PRRO Super Bonus; Boilermaker Road Race 15K opens the 2019-20 Circuit on Sunday, July 14

(IAAF) Athletics: Kenya selects marathon squad for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: CGF write to IAAF over controversial new regulations affecting double Commonwealth Games champion Semenya
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has written to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) with the view to holding discussions with the governing body over their differences in sexual development (DSD) regulations

(IAAF) Athletics: Seboka set to defend title in Dalian

(USA Triathlon) Triathlon: Women’s Collegiate Triathlon Competition Schedule Announced for 2019

(Mail & Guardian) Women in Sport: Semenya war reaches new impasse

(USATF) Athletics: White’s sprint double wins her USATF Athlete of the Week

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah to defend Chicago title ending Doha 10,000m speculation
Mo Farah ended speculation about a return to the track at the Doha World Championships by confirming he will try to defend his Chicago Marathon title
(The Telegraph) Mo Farah unlikely to compete at World Championships as he aims to defend Chicago Marathon title

(Runner's World) Athletics: Georgia Sprinter Recovering After Being Impaled by Javelin
The serious injury occurred just one day before the team was set to head out to the SEC outdoor championships

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(The Economist*) Women in Sport: What Caster Semenya’s case means for women’s sport
A very specific ruling for a very special runner has implications far beyond athletics
Science of Sport) Flawed evidence, robust research and scientific integrity in the IAAF’s DSD Regulations

Athletics: Canada Army Run is on the move!
As a result of a new partnership, Canada Army Run race weekend is moving to the Canadian War Museum

(Outside Online) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Has a New Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Project
After vanquishing all his human competition, the world’s best marathoner will again take on the clock

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk - Maximize the Opportunity
Carrie chats with elite runner Aliphine Tuliamuk! They discuss her (awesome!) 3rd place finish at the Rotterdam Marathon, her training plan to get in shape to make the US Olympic Team in 2020, and why running is so important to her

(ITU) Triathlon: Chengdu set for multi-race triathlon showdown

Athletics: Defending Champions Sir Mo Farah, Daniel Romanchuk, Manuela Schär and Top Americans Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay Ready to Compete in the 42nd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Athlete Field
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that several top athletes are joining the 42nd annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon elite athlete competition.

(NBC) Athletics: Mo Farah, Galen Rupp set fall marathon

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: When dopers tell the truth about cheating - if that’s what it is...

(The Guardian) Athletics: Farah ends return to track speculation by opting for Chicago Marathon
Runner favouring race defence over world championships - Farah will face Rupp who returns from achilles injury

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkoech renews with Coburn in Prefontaine Classic
* Coburn won gold at the 2017 World Championships with a championship record of 9:02.58 with US teammate Courtney Frerichs taking silver
* Celliphine Chespol, Norah Jeruto, and Daisy Chepkemei are also competing

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Joanne O’Riordan: CAS on a hiding to nothing over Semenya controversy
Forcing an athlete to take something to slow them down a strange form of ‘equality’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: Money not behind stab at record marathon

(AFP) Athletics: New mixed relay 'just what athletics needs': GB star

(CBC) Athletics: Ottawa Lions issue apology to sexual misconduct complainants
Track club ordered to apologize by Athletics Canada in wake of allegations involving former coach

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: IAAF "strongly disagree" with World Medical Association criticism of regulations following Semenya verdict

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya could give up world title in battle over testosterone drugs

(The Guardian) Athletics: University of Georgia sprinter seriously injured after being impaled on javelin
Elija Godwin ran into javelin during practice session - Athlete expected to make full recovery after collapsed lung

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Athletics: Nation's top high school milers take to the streets at adidas Boost Boston Games on June 16
Classic prep mile challenges move to the roads in adidas High School Dream Miles

(CityNews) Athletics: Toronto Marathon director says GPS readings were incorrect, not course length
(Globe and Mail) Race director Jay Glassman believes Toronto Marathon courses were accurate

(Outside Online) Ultra Running: The Medics Keeping Ultrarunners Alive
With more participants in ultramarathons, more competitors are experiencing the joy of hallucinations and other ailments. Exile Medics steps into a newly necessary role

)ESW) Triathlon: Olympians And World Champions Lead Field Of Pro Triathletes Set To Compete in 2019 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Back-of-the-Pack London Marathoners Say They Were Shamed for Being ‘Fat’ and ‘Slow’
Despite sticking to an officially sanctioned pace, the runners reported a much different race than those who finished in quicker times

(Sport24) Women in Sport: Caster allowed to participate in men's events - IAAF
IAAF on Caster: It's not true that we're targeting an individual athlete

(The Spokesman-Review) Athletics: Grip on Sports: Bloomsday’s numbers continue to fall, but the trend should bottom out soon

(RTE) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya to stand firm as new rules come in
(Reuters) D-Day for DSD athletes hoping to compete at World Championships

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Russian runner gets 12-year ban in doping and deception case

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(The Conversation) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya's Impossible Situation - Testosterone Gets Special Scrutiny but Doesn't Necessarily Make Her Faster

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

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics:Podcast Episode 180 - Grayson Murphy
Grayson Murphy runs for Hoka One One NAZ Elite under coach Ben Rosario

(Runner's World) Athletics:Want to Run the Brooklyn Half Marathon? Here’s How to Get Into the 2020 Race
America’s biggest half marathon is sold out this year, but we’ve laid out the ways you can ensure you’ll cruise down the Coney Island boardwalk next spring

(IAAF) Athletics: Chepkoech and Coburn lead Stanford’s steeplechase field - IAAF Diamond League

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Kipchoge Announces Sub-Two 2.0

(Sport24) Women in Sport: SA sports bosses meet to ponder Caster appeal

(CityNews) Athletics: Runners say Toronto Marathon course was longer than 42.2 km, jeopardizing qualifying times

(Slate) Women in Sport: The Decadelong Humiliation of Caster Semenya
If she wants to keep competing, she is now required to take hormonal therapy to reduce natural testosterone

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan runners back Kipchoge to run under two hours
(Evening Standard) Eliud Kipchoge targets immortality as lack of marathon rivals forces him into fight against the clock
It was announced on Sunday night that the superhuman Eliud Kipchoge’s next attempt to go where no man has before will take place this autumn, with a second dedicated assault on the world’s first sub-two hour marathon
(Ineos159Challenge) It’s human nature to push boundaries. The drive to learn and achieve more is in our DNA. In Autumn this year Eliud Kipchoge, with support from INEOS, plans to redefine the limits of human achievement by breaking the last great barrier of modern athletics - the two-hour marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Track club coach, chair banned for life by Athletics Canada
Ken Porter, Andy McInnis at centre of sexual misconduct allegations detailed in report by André Marin

(NY Times) Athletics: After a Runner’s Fracture Heals, Fighting the Fear of Re-injury
Fear can be a useful protective mechanism for an athlete, but sometimes it holds us back too much, an expert says

(The Independent) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: Ineos back London Marathon winner’s attempt to break two-hour barrier
The Kenyan holds the world record of two hours one minute 39 seconds and made a similar attempt in 2017 at an unofficial event in Italy
(Runner's World) Eliud Kipchoge Plans to Go Sub-2:00 in the Marathon This Fall
Two years after he narrowly missed the mark during the Nike Breaking2 event, the world record holder is looking toward a do-over

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan sprinters ready for World Relays Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 6

Pre Classic) Athletics: Chepkoech, Coburn Lead Pre Classic Women's Steeplechase
The 45thPre Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held June 30 at Stanford’s Cobb Track & Angell Field

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Athletics: Brooks Running Company and Marine Corps Marathon Organization Extend Decades-Long Partnership
Commit to Building on Historic Race Series with New Gear and Experiences to Inspire Runners

(Spikes) Athletics: 2020 Vision - Darrell Hill
They say a dream written down becomes a goal, so this year - for the first time ever - I decided to give it a go

(NY Times) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Will Try Again to Run a Two Hour Marathon

(The Kenyan Athletics) Athletics: My thoughts on the daily addition of new Guinness world records in running
The fastest marathon dressed as a book character (female) is 3 hr 08 min 34 sec and was achieved by Naomi Flanagan (UK), dressed as Tinkerbell, at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon, in London, UK, on 24 April 2016. Photo from The Guinness World Records

Athletics: Office of the Athletics Canada Commissioner Expels Andy McInnis and Ken Porter of the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club
The Athletics Canada Commissioner’s Office announced today that Andy McInnis and Dr. Ken Porter of the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club have received lifetime bans, effective immediately, from Athletics Canada, its member branches and member clubs

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei misses out as Worlds marathon team is named

(Japan Times) Athletics: Yuki Kawauchi, fiancee Yuko Mizuguchi win titles at Vancouver Marathon
(CBC) BMO Vancouver Marathon breaks attendance record buoyed by star power
More than 18,000 runners participated in one of three distances at scenic race

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sprinter Michael Johnson on recovering from a stroke: ‘I did feel like, why did this happen to me?’
The four-time Olympic champion didn’t know if he would ever recover from his stroke. Eight months later, he warns: it could happen to anyone

(The Independent.IE*) Women in Sport: 'Ten Solomons could not harmonise the scales of justice in Semenya case'

(The Sun) Athletics: Superhuman Eliud Kipchoge will try to become first person to run a marathon under two hours
Exactly 65 years after Roger Bannister broke the four-minute-mile, Kenyan Kipchoge will attempt to break new sporting ground with a glitzy event in London in September or October - with Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest man, picking up the bill
(BBC) Eliud Kipchoge: London Marathon winner to attempt to break two-hour barrier>A?
Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge later this year
(The Guardian) Ineos to back Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to break two-hour marathon barrier
Petrochemical company behind October attempt in London - It will be history for the human family, says Kenyan runner
(The Telegraph) Eliud Kipchoge plans to stage second attempt at breaking two-hour marathon barrier in London later this year

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Athletics: Kawauchi & Mizuguchi: Elite Japanese couple take home Vancouver Marathon titles
Yuki Kawauchi was an early favourite to take home the 2019 BMO Vancouver Marathon title after announcing his Canadian debut at the country’s top destination marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Salpeter smashes Prague Marathon course record with 2:19:46

(Pittsburgh Marathon) Athletics: Kongin, Kasaye Win 11th DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
(Runner's World) Stephanie Bruce Edges Past Sara Hall to Win USATF Half Marathon Crown in Personal Best
Both Bruce and men’s winner Leonard Korir added to their national title collection at Pittsburgh
(Post-Gazette) First-time champions take home gold in men's and women's divisions

(ITU) Triathlon: France and Germany conquer the Madrid World Cup

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Belfast Marathon course too long after ‘human error’

(USATF) Athletics: Korir, Bruce Claim Titles at the USATF Half Marathon Championships

(Quillette) Women in Sport: A Victory for Female Athletes Everywhere

(VAlley News) Athletics: After impressive showing at Boston Marathon, Jordan Hasay eyes another top finish at Chicago

(AFP) Women in Sport: McColgan calls for new categories as Semenya row rumbles on

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: In the ugly row over Caster Semenya, let's not forget she's a person, too

(ESPN W) Women in Sport: How Caster Semenya's defeat in IAAF gender case may affect participation in sports

(Fast Running) Athletics: New flatter, faster Belfast City Marathon on Sunday

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Olympics: Raelene Boyle calls for reassessment of dope-tainted golds
Australian Sports Hall of Fame sprinter Boyle uses Australian Olympic Committee’s agm to take a stance

BMO Vancouver Marathon - BC

Toronto Marathon - Toronto, ON

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot follows Kipchoge in spurning Worlds marathon chance

(3Wire Sports) Women in Sport: In the matter of '46 XY DSD' cases: the IAAF is right

(The Standard) Drugs in Sport: Asbel Kiprop now opens up about his mistakes, women and doping

Athletics: A Record 16,000 Participate during "Family Day" at the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Nearly 7,000 kids and 600 toddlers earn the title Kids of Steel; a record 700 kids race in the UPMC Health Plan / UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run

(NY Times) Women in Sport: When One of the World’s Most Visible Athletes Is Told She Can’t Be One
I wish we heard more about women’s spectacular victories than their testosterone

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Debutant Kiprop announces grand entry at AK meet

(CBC) Athletics: Come for the marathon, stay for the holiday: International runners boost lagging attendance at events
Scenic venue of Vancouver BMO Marathon draws athletes seeking #runcation

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Doha Worlds: Why there's still plenty of work ahead for Kenyans

(ITU) Triathlon: Spain crowns Javier Gomez long distance world champion and king of triathlon
Triumph for Alexandra Tondeur in the long distance world championships

(Washington Post) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya ruling uses an unscientific definition of who is female, critics say
Human rights groups, medical researchers decry decision based on testosterone

(Outside Online) Women in Sport: The Problem with the Caster Semenya Verdict
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has decided in favor of "necessary discrimination"

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith refusing to get carried away by World Championships talk despite impressive Doha win

(IAAF) Athletics: Defending champion Jepkirui takes on Salpeter in Prague

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan: How athlete's disastrous day inspired other runners
We all have bad days, right?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge spurns Worlds Marathon chance for Berlin title defence

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Jordan Invitational - Mission Accomplished For Simpson

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha: Obiri Defeats Dibaba in Epic Showdown
Hellen Obiri continued her strong racing momentum with a sensational 3000m performance to highlight track action at the Doha 2019 IAAF Diamond League meeting in the Qatari capital on Friday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Josphat Kipchirchir claims 10,000m at Nyeri season opener

(BBC) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp: Comments on Caster Semenya led to 'death threats'
Lynsey Sharp says she received death threats after previously speaking out about Caster Semenya's "advantage".

(USATF) Athletics: Korir, Hall to Contend for Titles at USATF Half Marathon Championships

(Oregon Live) Athletics: The Bowerman Track Club’s Shelby Houlihan and her fearsome kick have taken over U.S. track

(CBC) Athletics: Sprinter Aaron Brown eases into season, plans to peak at world championships
Reigning Canadian champion placed 3rd in 200m at Friday's Diamond League opener

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(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Is fair play in running more important than fairness to Caster Semenya as a human?
All her life, the South African athlete has been portrayed as a freak. Her case is as much about ethics as about sport or science
(The Telegraph) Caster Semenya: I will not take hormone-suppressing drugs to stay within gender rules
(The Independent) Caster Semenya ready to defy IAAF by refusing to limit testosterone levels: 'No human can stop me from running'
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week dismissed an appeal by the South African to set aside controversial regulations designed to limit testosterone levels in female runners

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: I will not take hormone-suppressing drugs to stay within gender rules

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League Doha: Dina Asher-Smith wins 200m as she starts season in style

(ITU) Triathlon: Long distance world championships to cap Pontevedra

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Olympic champion Caster Semenya wins Doha Diamond League 800m after losing testosterone appea
(BBC) Diamond League: Caster Semenya wins 800m in Doha two days after losing case against IAAF
Caster Semenya said "no human can stop me from running" after winning the 800m at the Doha Diamond League meet amid speculation over her future
(CBC) Caster Semenya dominates final race before new testosterone rules
South African runner says 'hell no' when asked about taking medication

(The Independent) Women in Sport: Athletics has been trying to sabotage Caster Semenya for a decade. It may finally have succeeded
One of the greatest middle-distance runners of our generation is being sacrificed, in real time and before our eyes, in the pursuit of a mythical idea of womanhood

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: The case of Caster Semenya: How do you compete against testosterone?

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League Doha: Dina Asher-Smith wants to avoid World Championships hiccup
European sprint-double champion Dina Asher-Smith will use Friday's opening Diamond League event in Doha to avoid any "curveballs" when she returns for September's World Championships

(RRW) Athletics: Twenty-Five Athletes Get World Championships Qualifiers at Payton Jordan Invitational
The air was cool, dry and still at Cobb Track & Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University here tonight, and 14 men and 11 women achieved 2019 IAAF World Championships qualifying marks across three disciplines

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emma Bates Wins Silo Half, Immediately Gives Prize Money Back to Cancer Research
"That was the only thing that was driving me that whole way, knowing that I could change people’s lives."

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya ruling 'tramples on dignity' of athletes, South Africa says
Olympian receives strong backing from South African government and fellow athletes

(Sowetan Live) Women in Sport: 'I was wrong about Caster‚' says former Semenya competitor

(Express) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya ruling against natural justice as runner punished for doing nothing wrong
Caster Semenya will have to take drugs in order to defend her 800m title at the World Athletics Championships later this year, by order of the IAAF
(Globe and Mail) IAAF will ignore court advice from Caster Semenya case, apply testosterone rules to women’s 1,500 metres
(Sport24) Caster: How medication will impact her performance

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2019 Men’s Pre-Conference Championships Watch List

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya ruling: The case for and against IAAF's testosterone regulations
(The Guardian) Caster Semenya to run in Doha as Sebastian Coe welcomes CAS ruling
South African will compete in 800m despite losing case - IAAF president Lord Coe: verdict ‘upheld principle’ of athletics

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha Ready to Host Global Stars at IAAF Diamond League Season-Opener
Lord Sebastian Coe highlights the importance of the new format

Diamond League Doha - Qatar

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(Science of Sport) Women in Sport: On DSDs, the theory of testosterone, performance the CAS ruling on Caster Semenya

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: The IAAF and Caster Semenya - a conundrum; a tragedy

(WMA) Women in Sport: WMA Reiterates Advice to Physicians Not to Implement IAAF Rules on Classifying Women Athletes

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jordan Hasay - Small Wins
Carrie welcomes Jordan Hasay, America’s second fastest marathoner, back to the show! They discuss Jordan’s recent Boston Marathon performance, coming back from a heel injury that took her out of the sport for 18 months, and her goals of setting an American Record and making her first Olympic team

(Sport24) Women in Sport: SA's sports scientist Tucker: Not enough evidence to curb Caster

(Yahoo) Women in Sport:: Semenya at career crossroads with little time to choose direction

Athletics: Lyles, Miller-Uibo lead adidas Boost Boston Games to new venue at Copley Sq. on June 16
Wilson, Saruni, Willis highlight new road races on a full day of action in the heart of Boston

(CBC) Athletics: Sprinter Aaron Brown eases into season, plans to peak at world championships
Donovan Bailey urges reigning Canadian champ to go all-out at Friday's Diamond League opener

(AP) Women in Sport: IAAF will ignore court, apply testosterone rules to 1,500

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Former world champions O'Sullivan and McColgan among those to express support for CAS decision on Semenya case
Scotland’s Liz McColgan and Ireland’s Sonia O'Sullivan are among those to have expressed support for the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) controversial decision on the landmark case involving Caster Semenya and the International Association of Athletics Federations
(AFP) Kenyan 800m runner Wambui slams Semenya testosterone ruling

(ITU) Triathlon: Richard Murray returns to action on new-look Madrid World Cup course

(Independent.IE*) Women in Sport: Sebastian Coe 'grateful' to CAS after landmark ruling against Caster Semenya

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon runners 'harassed' to speed up
One of race’s official pacers also says there were no water stations for slower runners

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive: Laura Muir still shocked by meteoric rise - 'I was no prodigal youngster... running was a hobby and it went from there'

(NBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya to race one more time before testosterone rule starts

(CNN) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya ruling redefines what it means to be female in sport
(CBC) Why the Caster Semenya case is a human rights issue
Repercussions of using testosterone to classify athletes test arguments around inclusion and fair competition

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2019 Women’s Pre-Conference Championships Watch List

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya faces prospect of having to take pills to race women after court defeat as double Olympic champion considers last ditch appeal
* Caster Semenya is considering appealing Court of Arbitration for Sport verdict
* CAS ruled in favour of IAAF and said discrimination is 'necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving aim of preserving integrity of female athletics'
* The ruling means IAAF's call to lower testosterone levels in women still stands
* Semenya, who is hyperandrogenic, has dominated 800m over the past decade
* But she will have to take pills if she hopes to retain her world title later this year
* Semenya could consider switching to 5,000m to avoid taking medication
The IAAF are right to continue their stand for women's sport... testosterone levels do matter
* Caster Semenya must take pills to race women in 800m after losing court battle
* There is no joy in CAS decision and, by their admission, not much justice either
* But testosterone levels should be a vital determining factor in women’s sport
* If there is no advantage in testosterone, why can't athletes take it legally?
(Evening Timeas) Liz McColgan: Court of Arbitration for Sport reached right decision over Caster Semenya
Liz McColgan, Scotland’s former World and Olympic champion, last night welcomed the decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to dismiss Caster Semenya’s appeal against an IAAF ruling ordering her and other hyper-androgynous athletes to medicate to suppress her naturally-occurring but abnormal testosterone levels if she wants to compete over any distance between 400m and the mile in future

(MIrror) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya backed by Jess Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello on 'vendetta'
"It does look like they are targeting" Caster Semenya says Toni Minichiello of controversial new testosterone-levels rule
(The Telegraph) Caster Semenya: the IAAF’s testosterone rules explained and the evidence examined
Who is Caster Semenya and why is she in this position?

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Shouldn’t a Goat have to Climb?
The praise for Eliud Kipchoge continues to pour in from every corner

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(The Standard) Athletics: I don’t know when I’ll reach the treetop, Eliud Kipchoge

Athletics: Registration Opens for 49th Annual BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend
Texas’ longest running marathon announces the Friday Night Lights Mile and enhanced weekend participant experiences

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: I was sore about losing to Caster Semenya. But this decision against her is wrong - Madeleine Pape
As a female athlete, I thought high testosterone was a problem. Now I realise this is an outdated and indefensible position
(The Independent) Caster Semenya: The three aspects to consider on testosterone rules that do not justify discriminating against her
I served on Semenya’s legal team as an expert witness in her Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal that ruled against naturally occurring genetic variation despite not assessing how this affects testosterone levels
(Daily Nation) 'Wrong in principle' - reaction to CAS verdict on Semenya's appeal

(Irish Examiner) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya vows CAS decision will not hold her back after losing legal battle

(BBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules
Caster Semenya has lost a landmark case against athletics' governing body meaning it will be allowed to restrict testosterone levels in female runners
(The Guardian) Caster Semenya loses landmark legal case against IAAF over testosterone levels
Olympic 800m champion must reduce testosterone to compete - CAS rejects appeal against ‘discriminatory’ IAAF policy
How the Caster Semenya controversy has unfolded since 2009 - a timeline
Double Olympic champion has been embroiled in a struggle with the IAAF since winning world 800m gold in 2009
'IAAF rules necessary to preserve integrity of female athletics,' says Cas on Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, which means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to keep running on the international stage.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport's secretary general, Matthieu Reeb, announced the decision, saying that, although their panel found that the differences or disorders of sex development (DSD) regulations are discriminatory, a majority found that on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties, the rules are 'necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF's aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in the restricted events'.
(The Telegraph) Caster Semenya loses bid to overturn IAAF's testosterone regulations as CAS rules that 'discrimination is necessary'
(The Independent) Caster Semenya: South African Olympic champion loses appeal against IAAF’s testosterone regulations
(CBC) Caster Semenya loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules
World champ in the 800 will have to medicate to suppress her testosterone level - if she wants to compete

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah takes another step towards return to track at world championships
Farah turns down chance to compete in the marathon - Runners set to bid for fourth straight 10,000m title

(Science of Sport: A short thought on sport: Evaluating Eliud. Is Kipchoge a next-gen 2:02 marathoner, or a mid-2:04 runner in a technologically superior shoe? Who knows?

Triathlon: Nautica and Brooke Burke Celebrate Nautica Malibu Triathlon's 33rd Year
The Stars Come Out for Nautica Dinner Benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Iconic triathlon adds new long course distance option in 2019; Event to take place at Zuma Beach the weekend of September 13-15, Registration open at

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah will not contest marathon at the World Championships in Doha
* It had been expected that 36-year-old Sir Mo Farah would swerve the marathon
* Race will be contested after midnight because of concerns over Qatari climate
* Brit Callum Hawkins will run the marathon after 10th-placed finish in London

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan runner Mary Keitany meets Pope Francis

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya Q&A: the runner’s discrimination case explained
The IAAF says rules are needed to protect female sport but the athlete’s legal team say her genetic gift should be celebrated
(BBC) Caster Semenya Q&A: Why runner's case against IAAF could be landmark for athletics
Potentially one of the most pivotal moments in modern sport will occur not on a track, pitch or court, but in a plush office building in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Wednesday

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: World Anti-Doping Agency retrieves 2,262 samples from Russian lab
A World Anti-Doping Agency team has retrieved 2,262 samples from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency's (Rusada) laboratory in Moscow

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