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Runner's Web May 2020 FrontPage Archive

  May 27, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Idaho State track athletes want transgender lawsuit tossed

(BBC) Athletics: Sonia O'Sullivan relieved she is not having to deal with lockdown as an athlete
Irish great Sonia O'Sullivan says she "can't imagine" what the lockdown period is like for athletes attempting to plot a course for the rescheduled Olympics in Tokyo next year

Running: #CanadaMoves in celebration of Global Running Day
Race Directors unite to move Canadians from coast to coast For the Canadian Mental Health Association

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Bislett Impossible Games setting new reality for athletics
The Oslo event in June will see competitors taking part in different countries, linked by technology

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(WA) Athletics: Crouser building the foundations for a return to competition

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: 'There are so many friggin' half-truths out there': Lance Armstrong is STILL hiding secrets about doping, says his former team-mate Tyler Hamilton - despite claims that new documentary would tell the 'whole explosive story'
* Lance Armstrong is the subject of an explosive new two-part ESPN documentary
* His old team-mate Tyler Hamilton insists Armstrong is STILL keeping secrets
* Hamilton himself is a serial doping cheat and says Armstrong should explain all
* He says if past doping isn't fully explained, then it will happen again in the future

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How the Pros are Shaking Up Their Training
Olympic hopefuls share some of their recent workouts and training experiments during lockdown

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK plans warm up races ahead of "Kip Keino Classic"

(The News) Drugs in Sport: Pak athletics jolted as three SAG medallists fail dope tests

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot, Manang'oi to battle Ingebrigtsen brothers in virtual race

(AW) Athletics: British Athletics announces new talent hubs
London Marathon Events shows support with endurance-specific investment for Leeds and Birmingham

(irish Times) Athletics: Coronavirus: Dublin Rock ‘n’ Roll race series postponed to 2021
Four-race series was expected to attract more than 10,000 runners on August 8th-9th

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA vow to conduct additional targeted testing to plug gaps caused by coronavirus
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has vowed to conduct additional targeted testing to plug gaps in the system caused by the coronavirus crisis






  May 26, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field All-America

(Fast Running) Women in Sport: We all have a role in sporting equality
Fast10’s Jack Gray has written a thought-provoking piece after talking to female runners about their experiences of running, and how the lockdown has affected them

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: The Rundown: Who is the G.O.A.T.
Canada has a rich history of producing stellar athletes. This week on The Rundown we discuss who constitutes the greatest Canadian mid-distance runner in modern history

(Sport24) Athletics: Money or the goody bag? The great Comrades refund debate

(Dispatch Live) Athletics: Zola Budd recalls the worst time of her career

(The Star) Athletics: President Uhuru's hint on ease of COVID-19 restrictions give coaches hope
* Athletics fraternity from Nandi County, led by County Chief Sports Officer Ken Tanui, coaches John Chumo and John Kosgei say this is a move in the right direction
* I make sure I follow the government guidelines to avoid contracting Covid-19 — Conseslus Kipruto

(Overcast) Athletics: Olympian Shalane Flanagan on Marathons, Motherhood, Motivation and More

(Gulf News) Women in Sport: World athletics body's gender rules unfair, feels veteran UAE official
Directive to reduce testosterone levels in Caster Semenya stirs up a debate

(BBC) Athletics: Tianna Bartoletta: The 'big-ass step backwards' that won Olympic gold
"Take one big-ass step backwards." The five words that helped win an Olympic gold medal

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot, Manang'oi to battle Ingebrigtsen brothers in virtual race

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen v Cheruiyot: Impossible Games take shape
A world record attempt in the hurdles, a star-studded pole vault battle and a long distance showdown between Norway and Kenya in the middle distance will all be on the agenda when the Impossible Games take place in Oslo next month

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 113 with Kate Landau
"I did not enjoy the recognition. I would literally hide from newspaper reporters after races. But I was competitive and I wanted to win and I wanted to set course records and I always wanted to be the best at everything I did, so I think that was what really drove me was: I was the best, in our school, and then I wanted to be the best in the state, and then looked at being the best in the nation potentially. Even back then I loved the process, I always loved to run fast. I’ve never been someone who has been good at taking easy days and I can trace that all the way back to 7th grade—I just liked to go hard"

(NY Times) Athletics: Athing Mu Might Be America;s Fastest Teenager. How MuchFaster Will She Be In 2021?
Mu was heading for the Olympic Trials with a shot to make the United States team when the Tokyo Games were postponed. A year from now she and other budding starrs should be that much better

(MIrror) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith and KJT urged to find a way to light up 2022 Commonwealth Games
England track and field boss Kelly Sotherton on a mission to persuade athletics' golden girls to support Birmingham showpiece in crowded summer post-pandemic

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sotherton fears fixture pile-up will deny Asher-Smith Commonwealth treble
Team England’s new leader says sprinter will be ‘selective’- Three major championships within five-week spell in 2022

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Olympic hopefuls should 'write off 2020 and stop training' says Kelly Sotherton
"There is nothing you can do this year. You cannot win anything. You cannot gain anything. You are better off resting"






  May 25, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

Athletics: Monitoring your body's recovery during marathon training
This is an excerpt from Advanced Marathoning-3rd Edition by Pete Pfitzinger & Scott Douglas

(Anchorage Daily News) Athletics: One of Alaska’s best-ever high school sprinters never had her biggest moment to shine. But she’s not done showing what a girl from Delta Junction can do

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 5, “What I’d Like To Do”
"What I’d like to do,- Pre says, -is run a 6M in about 27:00 in April and about a 3:54 or 3:55 mile in May and then just let those Europeans wonder what I can do in between."

(Yahoo) Athletics: Niamh Emerson aiming to make her mark once competitive action returns

(NY Times) Olympics: The Tokyo Olympics Are 14 Months Away. Is That Enough Time?
International sports are largely on hold. Borders are closed, and a vaccine is not expected to be available soon. The 2021 Games are anything but a slam dunk.

(Newschain) Cycling: British cyclist Elynor Backstedt suffers broken leg in training crash
British cyclist Elynor Backstedt has suffered a horrific crash in training and broken her leg

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kamworor dreams to reclaim world cross country title

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Help needed for COVID-19 relief - JAAA

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Olympian Leroy Burrell Reflects On Transition To Coaching Houston Track Team & His Son, Tokyo Hopeful Cameron Burrell

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Running in the Age of Coronavirus
More than 40 years ago, pioneering author Jim Fixx’s best-selling book brought jogging to the masses, espousing its physical and emotional benefits. Now, those themes resonate more than ever with a homebound societ

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: 'We need to survive': Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend goes virtual, while organizers plan for uncertain future

(WA) Athletics: 85th anniversary of Jesse Owens’ unmatched world record spree

(CGTN) Athletics: 22-year-old Ge Manqi becomes China's new hope in women's sprinting

(daily Nation) Athletics: After breaking two-hour barrier, Kipchoge now runs to save wildlife

AZCentral) Athletics: Highland's Leo Daschbach runs rare sub-4 mile time in his final high school track and field race

(The Sports Examiner) Olympics: Who’s in the money? EXCLUSIVE analysis of our survey of International Federation finances

(CBC) Athletics: Silent streets 'bittersweet,' says Ottawa Race Weekend organizer
Annual race was cancelled for 1st time ever due to COVID-19

(Newshub) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: NZ marathon runner Daniel Jones wants to extend Kenya stay
When Kiwi marathon runner Daniel Jones left for a training camp in Kenya, he expected to be there for five weeks

(WA) Athletics: 300 days to go - World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 2021

(Scroll.in) Athletics: Against all odds: The Wilma Rudolph story - beating polio, breaking records, blazing a trail
The start was not the best, it was filled with hardships and unequal treatment from peers. But she ran, ran and ran... into the history books and beyond

(Cycling Weekly) Driugs in Sport: Seven things we learnt from the new Lance Armstrong documentary
The 48-year-old sheds new light on the biggest doping scandal in sporting history, and is as combative as ever

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Great challenges - Dacres: A return to competition in the current health climate will be complex






  May 24, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: 'LANCE' Part 1: How to watch and stream ESPN's Lance Armstrong documentary

(RTE) Athletics: Burning Man and back: O'Lionáird ready to pay debt to himself and to Ireland

(RRW) Athletics: Arizona High Schooler Dashbach Runs Sub-4:00 Mile
Leo Dashbach, an outgoing senior at Highland High School in Highland, Ariz., became the 11th prep athlete in American history to break four minutes for the mile, clocking 3:59.54 in the specially-arranged Quarantine Clasico Sub-4 Attempt last night in at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif., just northeast of Sacramento

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Exercise keeps our brains healthy - but does cognitive decline lead to physical decline?

(The Standard) Olympics: IOC chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games, stressing that postponement cannot go on...

(Bangkok Post) Athletics: A world redrawn: Dreams don't end here, says Cuba's high jump record-holder

Mirror) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill sees same traits she had when young in her own daughter, 3
Gold-medal-winning athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, 34, on staying humble after becoming an Olympic champ, getting a damehood, and coming back from disaster

(Sporting News) Drugs in Sport:Lance Armstrong '30 for 30' documentary: What to know about the ESPN series on career, doping scandal






  May 23, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Unique Anytime 5K Is More Than A Virtual Race
If you drove past the headquarters of Millennium Running in Bedford, N.H., recently you might have noticed a road race finish structure in the parking lot

(CBC) Olympics: Watch the Best of the '90s Olympic & Paralympic Games

(WBUR) Athletics: 'I Healed A Broken Soul': Billy Mills' Unexpected 1964 Olympic Win

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Nov. 8 Okayama Marathon Canceled - 13,491 Finishers Last Year

(Yahoo) Athletics: Robbed at the 1980 Olympics?
Forty years ago, the United States boycotted an Olympic Games for the first and, to date, only time. This is the story of the actual 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and the plight of one man who believes the Soviets robbed him of a gold medal

(SportsMax) Athletics: Can Fraser-Pryce make two more Olympic appearances?

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Queensland bid for 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games "on hold" over coronavrius
The Queensland Government has placed its bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games - headlined by Brisbane - on hold because of the coronavirus crisis, with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) endorsing the move

(Daily Nation) Athletics: How foreign athletes are making the best of ‘lockdown’ in Iten

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: NOCK, ADAK join forces to combat doping menace

(WA) Athletics: IAAF Mobil Grand Prix - 35th anniversary of the start of the professional era

(BBC) Athletics: Scottish Athletics Championships rated 50-50 to go ahead - Mark Munro
Scottish Athletics' national championships only have a 50-50 chance of going ahead, says chief executive Mark Munro

(Irish Neews) Athletics: Olympic postponement can work to my advantage says Ciara Mageean

(AW) Athletics: Coping with the coronavirus: Same goal, different year for Dezerea Bryant
The world relay medallist on dealing with the unknown and maintaining her motivation

(Belive in the Run) Athletics: Mary Cain and Tracksmith: Reinventing A Runner’s Career

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Senior Olympics official says Tokyo Games face 'real problems’ staging event in 2021 due to COVID-19

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How Olympian Jared Ward Is Training Right Now
Jared Ward details how he recovered from a disappointing marathon trials and shares a week of his current running and strength training routine

(CBC) Cycling: Clara Hughes recalls her 1996 Atlanta Olympic debut
The 6x Olympic medallist breaks down her first Games as the rookie on one of Canada's most iconic teams






  May 22, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(WA) Athletics: Warholm and Duplantis headline next edition of Wanda Diamond League Call Room

(AP) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China

(Mirror) Olympics: Greg Rutherford 'can't envisage' Olympics without fans amid Tokyo 2020 uncertainty
The London 2012 gold medalist believes a tournament behind closed doors would be better than a cancellation - but claims it would be "bizarre" having no fans in attendance

(BBC) Athletics: Luvo Manyonga: Former long jump world champion fined for public drinking
South Africa's star long jumper Luvo Manyonga, who famously overcame a crystal meth addiction to win gold at the 2017 World Championships and silver at the 2016 Olympics, is in trouble with the law again

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 251: Emily Infeld & Elise Cranny
Emily Infeld and Elise Cranny of the Bowerman Track Club join me today on the show!

(BBC) Athletics: How a physical injury can affect your mental healt
British sprinter James Ellington tells Man Up how a physical injury left him grappling with negative thoughts about body image and his own expectation

(The Star) Athletics: Secret behind Mogonga's success in churning out top talents
* Mogonga was founded in 2012 by immediate former principal Haron Onchong’a, retired athlete Valentine Orare, Athletics Kenya Nyanza North chairman Peter Angwenyi and Gladys Keyaga
* Some athletes are sent to the camp by teachers, AK officials while others take themselves to the school since it has become a renowned athletics powerhouse

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Q&A: ‘Some effects of doping are irreversible’

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Coates admits Tokyo 2020 faces "real problems" as countries struggle to contain coronavirus
Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission chair John Coates admits organisers have "real problems" over the postponed Olympic Games as countries struggle to control the coronavirus crisis

(Bleacher Report) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong Says He Told '10,000 Lies' Throughout Doping Scandal

(Spikes) Athletics: Barriers by Evan Jager
I thought I could get through one more race - and I did. But I had no idea at that time, in August of 2018, that it would be my last one for 18 months

(Indy Star) Athletics: 'Re-imagining' track and field in pandemic: Will there be a nationals?

(Barrons) Drugs in Sport: WADA Study: No Meaningful Link Between TUEs, Olympic Medals

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Could the New York City Marathon be canceled? Mayor Bill de Blasio says it's 'too early' to decide but options like virtual runs are being explored for the November 1 race
* On Wednesday Mayor Bill De Blasio said it was 'too early' to decide whether to cancel the iconic annual New York City marathon set for November 1
* He said he is in talks with race organizers and they are exploring other options
* He praised the New York Road Runners clubs for their adoption of virtual races
* 'The thing we’re going to be most conservative about is large gatherings of people,' De Blasio said on the race that gathered over 53,000 runners last year






  May 21, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(BBC) Athletics: Derek Graham: Belfast running great has Irish records restored after 53 years
Belfast man Derek Graham has had seven Irish athletics records recognised more than 50 years after they were airbrushed from Irish sporting history

(Eurosport UK) Athletics:Usain Bolt: The secrets of the fastest man in history
Dan Quarrell and Ben Snowball explore how Usain Bolt changed the face of athletics across his unparalleled career

(Sports Mole) Athletics:UKA chief executive calls for shorter formats to boost engagement with athletics
Athletics should move towards more crowd-pleasing shorter formats in the post-pandemic world, according to UK Athletics' new chief executive Joanna Coate

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Janis and Joe Klecker - The Fabric of our Hom
Carrie chats with Olympian Janis Klecker and Olympic hopeful Joe Klecker! They chat about being home together during COVID-19, growing up in a family with two former world record holders, Janis and Barney’s legendary careers, and Joe’s transition from college to the world of professional running!

(Inside the Games) Athletics: London Marathon organisers "cannot be certain" of race taking place in October
London Marathon director Hugh Brasher has said he "cannot be certain if the event can go ahead" in a letter to those running the race

(USATF) Athletics: Oldfield’s shot put record earns him USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week honors

(Gulf News) Athletics: World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has a global vision
Marathon star Kipchoge sets sights on successful defence of his title at Tokyo Olympics

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Des Linden: "Running rewards consistency and resilience"
The 2011 Boston Marathon runner-up and 2018 champion is the subject of "Anatomy of" on Olympic Cha

(NY Times) Endurance Sports: What We Can Learn From Endurance Athletes About Getting Through This Pandemic
Long-distance runners, cyclists and triathletes can teach us about how to move through extended periods of discomfort

(Women's Running) Athletics: Natasha Hastings Takes One Thing at a Time
The double Olympic gold medalist didn’t plan to have a child at this point in her career, but she’s quickly learning there’s no right way to juggle business, parenthood, and training

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics:Belfast Marathon now a major doubt as Dublin pulls the plug

(EA) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen cruises to Norwegian 5km record of 13:28 in Stavanger
Jakob Ingebrigtsen cruised to a Norwegian 5km record of 13:28 on his season’s debut in Stavanger on Wednesday (20) evening while older brother Henrik was also under the previous mark of 13:37, finishing second in 13:32

(Evening Standard) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled if new 2021 date is unsafe, warn IOC
The Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled, rather than rearranged for a second time, if the coronavirus crisis prevents is being held next year

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Power for change: Dina Asher-Smith meets UK Athletics chief executive Joanna Coates and Paralympic head coach Paula Dunn
Two women central to the future of athletics in the UK tell the British world champion of their plans for the sport in the coming years

(CBC) Athletics: Separated by border, virtual story time the new normal for Justyn Warner, daughter
Retired Canadian sprinter moved to Canada ahead of family before virus spread

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: UK anti-doping chief warns cheats: lockdown won't stop you being caught
Talks on ramping up testing are under way, says Nicole Sapstead - ‘Our intelligence and investigations team continues to be busy’

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan: Scot targets fourth Olympics and step up to marathon
Eilish McColgan aims to become the first Scottish track and field athlete to compete at four Olympics

(VOA News) Athletics:Postponed Races Leave Elite East African Runners With No Income During Pandemic

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Manangoi hopes to dominate in August with Diamond League






  May 20, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge donates more relief food to struggling athletes

(AW) Athletics: Hugh Brasher highlights London Marathon uncertainty
Event director issues a message to runners who are targeting the rescheduled race on October 4

(RRW) Athletics: Pending Norwegian 5-K Record For Jakob Ingebrigtsen
Running in a special "micro race" in Stavanger this evening, Jakob Ingebrigtsen set a pending Norwegian road running record for 5 kilometers, clocking 13:29

(CBC) Olympics: Canada comes of age in the Games of the 1990s
Tewksbury backstrokes to gold; Bailey becomes 'fastest human being in history

(Newschain) Athletics: Eilish McColgan targets fourth Olympics as she pursues spot in marathon at Paris 2024
Team GB athlete Eilish McColgan has said she is aiming to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympics

(BBC) Athletics: Ronnie Delany: Irish Olympic legend learns of Strabane streets named after him 63 years on
Irish Olympic great Ronnie Delany plans to travel to Strabane post-lockdown after learning the Tyrone town named two streets in his honour 63 years ago

(Business Insider) Athletics: How This MBA Graduate Helped Break The Marathon Record
MBA grad Samir Abid is the man behind Pace Insights, the sports science company that has helped athletes win Olympic gold medals and, in 2019, helped Eliud Kipchoge break the two-hour marathon record

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Returning to Exercise After Recovery From Coronavirus
Two new expert consensus statements urge caution for athletes with coronavirus who are returning to serious training

(NTK) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen Brothers 5-K Record Attempt 2 PM EDT

(VMLM) Athletics: Update on the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong admits doping may have caused his testicular cancer as disgraced Tour de France winner confesses he was a drug cheat from the age of 21... NINETEEN YEARS before he was caught and banned
* Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 aged 25
* He has admitted to doping since he was 21 and thinks it could have been factor
* Former cycling superstar was stripped of titles and disgraced by his cheating
* Armstrong shed further light on his infamous career in ESPN documentary

(CBC) Athletics: How my views on marathons went from fear to infatuation
'The real success is buried in the depth of the process'

(Citius Mag) Atjletics: The world's greatest run streak
Ron Hill’s Legacy Is Everywhere

(EA) Athletics: World class athletics returns to Dusseldorf on 12 June
World class athletics will return to Germany on 12 June with the PSD Bank Flight Night in Dusseldorf which is reported to be the country’s first professional sporting event in front of spectators since the COVID-19 outbreak

(Runner's World) Athletics: Usain Bolt Is Officially the World’s Fastest Dad
Congratulations to the world-record holder and his longtime partner on the birth of a baby girl!

(RRW) Athletics: Brooklyn Mile Goes Virtual With A Twist: Prize Money
At the beginning of the year, Brooklyn Running Company co-founder Matt Rosetti was looking forward to organizing the fifth edition of his popular Brooklyn Mile, scheduled for Sunday, June 21

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles — Part 4, Junior Year XC & Indoors






  May 19, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Podium Runner) Athletics: nside Lane: Moh Ahmed Says "You Can’t Just Sit Still."
Canada’s most decorated distance runner on why he’s training harder than ever before, motivational trash talk among teammates, his Olympic goals, and the transformative power of anger

(Irish Independent) Athletics: Dublin Marathon and race series cancelled but this year's entries valid for 2021

(Runner's World) Athletics: Diamond League Releases Its Revised Racing Calendar for 2020
A limited series of international meets is slated to begin in late August

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: What the Future of Fast Marathons Looks Like
Physiologists from around the world share their pet theories and crazy ideas on what it will take to break records

(Irish Examiner) Athetics: Organisers confirm cancellation of Dublin Marathon in October

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: CAS throw out appeal from sprinter Taplin over four-year athletics ban
Grenadian sprinter Bralon Taplin has failed in a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appeal against his four-year ban from athletics

(WA) Athletics: After two years on the sidelines, Van Niekerk ready to accept comeback challenge

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 112 with Nick Willis
"It’s harder to stay as focused and motivated when I haven’t been running up to the standards that I’ve always set so high for myself. I haven’t necessarily been running as fast as I was hoping or winning as many races, so it’s been harder to be there 100% focused all of the time. You find yourself drifting and you’ve got to recalibrate all of the time. If anything, this situation has sort of given me a whole new vigor and excitement. It’s been the jolt of energy that’s needed and especially with the news just coming out it’s almost added accountability to prove that this system can work fine. So yeah, I think actually it’s only going to help because it’s given me that much-needed change of scenery to mix things up and not just be the same cycle I’ve been on the last 15 years"

(Sport24) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya to 'stick to 200m no matter what'

(CNYCentral) Athletics: With Olympic dreams on hold, Syracuse legend Justyn Knight watches running career take off

(Tokyo 2020) Athletics: GONG Lijiao: "I'll reserve my best putting for Tokyo"






  May 18, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Olympic.org) Athletics: “It's nothing that we can't get through”: Sprint king Lyles staying positive
American sprinter Noah Lyles - a Youth Olympic Games and world champion over 200m - reveals how he is focusing on maintaining his fitness and staying healthy following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

(Mirror) Athletics: Katerina Stefanidi on top of locked down world after garden pole vault triumph
Greece's Olympic champion responded to triumph by challenging pole vault men to a battle of the sexes

(NBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt becomes a father

(The Undefeated) Athletics: Olympian Michael Johnson on Ahmaud Arbery: ‘This is not about running’
The track and field legend speaks out about the fatal shooting of Arbery

(The Conversation) Running: Robo-boot concept promises 50% faster running

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Lost in translation? Athlete in trouble after social media post

(EA) Athletics: Henrik and Jakob Ingebrigtsen to challenge Norwegian 5km record
Under normal circumstances the Ingebrigtsens would be lacing up their track spikes at this point of the season but instead they will be taking to the roads on Wednesday (20) in pursuit of another national record

(Women's Running) Athletics: Deena Kastor Opens Up About Her Own Adoption
In an exclusive essay, the Olympic medalist and American record holder in the marathon reflects on the meaning of family, motherhood, and the role adoption has played in her life

(CNBC) Athletics: Marathon racing brings big money to cities across America. Some events may not survive the pandemic
* The fate of road racing remains uncertain as the coronavirus has forced race cancellations during the busiest time of year.
* There are now more than 40 million runners in the U.S., and 35,000 races across the country. Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are on the line.
* "Without specifically targeted help from the federal government, endurance sports may not survive the COVID-19 pandemic," the Endurance Sports Coalition, founded in April, said in a statement.






  May 17, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Sport will ‘wither on the vine’ if fans can’t attend long-term, Seb Coe warns
Athletics chief Seb Coe has warned that sport would "wither on the vine quite quickly" if the coronavirus pandemic forced events to be held without fans for a long period

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Sebastian Coe open to the idea of athletics behind closed doors after Bundesliga example
President of World Athletics open to all solutions as sport looks to get the show back on the road

(The Guardian) Olympics: Olympic espionage: US sprinter Dave Sime, the CIA and the 1960 Games
Some in the US saw the 1960 Olympics in Rome through the prism of the cold war, leaving Dave Sime to hunt both 100m glory and Ukrainians who might defect from the Soviet Union

(AZCentral) Athletics: Emily Sisson puts marathon trials behind, regroups for Olympic track bid

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Doping trafficking ring involving professional athletes dismantled in Italy
Authorities searched the houses of 74 athletes registered to sports federations

(WA) Athletics: 10 reasons why athletics has been a beacon of optimism and hope during the coronavirus pandemic

(RRW) Athletics: Bitter Sets Two World Treadmill Endurance Records
Zach Bitter set two pending world treadmill endurance records today, covering the longest distance ever for 12 hours and running 100 miles in the fastest time

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Deadly virus puts dreams of runners at Keringet Athletics Camp on hold

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Lawrence Cherono boosts children’s home, says he misses group runs

(RTE) Athletics: Running to stand still: How marathon elite are coping
How are the cream of the Irish crop of marathon runners keeping motivated with little competition on the horizon?

(Capital FM) Athletics: Athletics chief says sport could rebel against pandemic rules

(Cycling Weekly0 Drugs in Sport: Negative backlash for reporting doping the biggest barrier for potential whistleblowers, study finds
Only 40 per cent of athletes and coaches said they felt their sport actively encouraged them to report doping

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk: What I have learnt from Eliud Kipchoge
The American marathoner shares how she is staying strong in hope and in wait of a fall marathon, and how Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has been her great source of inspiratio

(Bicycline) Drugs in Sport: Trailer Released for "LANCE," ESPN’s Latest 30 for 30 Documentary
Directed by Marina Zenovich, the two-part film will air May 24 and May 31

(BBC) Athletics: Katerina Stefanidi wins women's garden pole vault challenge
Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi won the women's edition of the 'garden pole vault challenge'.
(CBC) Alysha Newman finishes 3rd in Ultimate Garden Clash
Canada's Alysha Newman competes in a virtual pole vault event against reigning Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi and two-time U.S. indoor winner Katie Nageotte






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(Spikes) Athletics: One More Throw by Kelsey-Lee Barber
Going into the last round, I was in fourth place. But even though I was two metres behind the top three, I was excited. Why?

(NY Times) Athletics: Running Down a Dream
A writer spent a summer living and training with a team of professional runners.

(CBC) Athletics: Reigning Olympic champ Stefanidi beats Alysha Newman in virtual pole vault event
American Nageotte places 2nd as women fall short of men in 'Ultimate Garden Clash'

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: ADAK boss Rugut confident Kenya is winning fight against banned drugs

(Training Peaks) Athletics: How to Deal With Canceled Races
A step-by-step guide to dealing with your emotions and refocusing after a race is canceled

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Yes, Endurance Athletes Can Build Muscle
A new study of female athletes sees big strength gains from twice-a-week lifting

(The Standard) Athletics: Kamworor says he was in top shape, rues virus disruption

(WA) Athletics: Ultimate Garden Clash - pole vault second edition

(RRW) Athletics: Comrades Marathon Cancelled
In a statement the South African governing body for athletics and road running, Athletics South Africa (ASA), said that the decision was taken after consultations between the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and the provincial governing body, Kwazulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA).

(Runner's World) Athletics: Elle Purrier Gives Back by Donating Surplus Dairy Milk in Vermont
The professional miler, along with other Vermont dairy farmers, gave away 4,000 gallons of milk to people in need

(Tonii Reavis) Athletics: Op-Eds Have Sometimes Excluded Broader Perspectives
(NY Times) Jogging Has Always Excluded Black People
Born in lily-white Oregon, it’s a sport that’s long claimed to be for everyone - even as African-American joggers have been persistently subjected to harassment and worse

(EA) Athletics: Kaul: "At 15 I did my first decathlon and after that I didn't want to do anything else"

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Remembering Sammy Wanjiru

Brooklyn Half Marathon - Brooklyn, NY
***CANCELLED***






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(USATF) Athletics: USATF Masters Outdoor Championships Cancelled for 2020

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA uncovers four more cases from Moscow Laboratory investigation
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has uncovered a further four cases as it continues analysing samples collected from the Moscow Laboratory as part of the ongoing operation LIMS investigation

(CBC) Athletics: Back in competition mode, Alysha Newman eyes victory in new pole vault event
Live stream the Ultimate Garden Clash on Saturday at noon ET on CBCSports.ca

(Heratbreak) Athletics: Jerry Schumacher of Bowerman Track Club Interview!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: From track to construction site: Virus misery for athletes

(Women's Running) Athletics: Deena Kastor Opens Up About Her Own Adoption
In an exclusive essay, the Olympic medalist and American record holder in the marathon reflects on the meaning of family, motherhood, and the role adoption has played in her life

(NBC) Athletics: Seb Coe: Track and field needs more U.S. meets

(AW) Athletics: An immunology expert view on racing’s return
Former athlete Professor Kingston Mills says that with some innovation, running is a sport which could soon get back on track following the coronavirus pandemic

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 250: Amelia Boone
Returning guest Amelia Boone joins me for a Friday Fun episode!

(VNExpress) Triathlon: Vietnam's top triathlon event postponed due to pandemic

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: AK official: Declare doping treasonable

(Belfast Telelgraph) Athletics: Plans in place to host Belfast Marathon in September






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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mark Dry: Hammer thrower says doping ban is miscarriage of justice
Hammer thrower Mark Dry says he has been "thrown under the bus" over his four-year ban for a breach of doping rules

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Who Makes the Best Running Power Meter?
Researchers put the four main running power devices through a series of tests and picked a clear winner

(The Star) Athletics: Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defence
* The target then was only a matter of months away but the year’s postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic has changed everything
* Farah, who must still qualify, will be 38 by the time of the Games in July and August next year but is looking on the bright side

(LatestLY) Drug in Sport: European Cross-country Champ Fsiha Cops Four-year Doping Ban

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Toni Reavis - Prepare Well and Try Hard
Carrie chats with one of the most legendary voices in the world of running: Toni Reavis! They chat about how Toni helped Carrie get her break in the world of announcing, some of Toni’s favorite memories about famous runners, how the sport will evolve as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and so much more!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sweden now tightens rules for Kenyan athletes

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: How long before a woman runs a sub-four minute mile?
With so many variables it’s difficult to find that same sub-four moment for women






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(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Is It Safe to Go Back to the Gym?
As gyms begin to reopen, many of us are wondering whether it’s safe, or wise, to return

Athletics: Defending Champs Woodfine and Inglis join the Virtual Under Armour Spring Run-Off 8K
The Under Armour Spring Run Off 8km, originally scheduled to be run last month, has gone virtual. Defending champions, Tristan Woodfine and Sarah Inglis, have joined the growing masses who will participate in the virtual race

(ITU) Triathlon: WTS Hamburg 2020 and the Mixed Relay World Championships, moved to September

(The Gaurdian) Athletics: Athletes can return to training immediately after government approval
Athletes must undergo ‘1:1 check-in’ with medical expert - No punishment if competitor decides it is not safe to return

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: It's my life, not a soap opera, bemoans French athlete Claude-Boxberger

(NY Times) Athletics: Mary Cain Takes the Next Step
The former star runner who went public with her story of abuse by her coach, Alberto Salazar, is trying to compete again. And now she has a sponsor

(RRW) Athletics: Revised Wanda Diamond League Schedule Announced for 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep the sports world mostly in lockdown, World Athletics announced today their plans to reopen the Wanda Diamond League for 2020 with a shortened, late summer/early fall schedule

(The Mirror) Athletics: UK Athletics boss out to 'reinvent' track and field after loss of flagship event
"What we need to do is create events that are more relevant. The Muller Anniversary Games has not been selling out recently. Fans have been voting with their money and saying ‘we don’t want to come and watch this any more’"

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 3, Soph Year At Oregon






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(RRW) Athletics: Revised Wanda Diamond League Schedule Announced for 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep the sports world mostly in lockdown, World Athletics announced today their plans to reopen the Wanda Diamond League for 2020 with a shortened, late summer/early fall schedule

(Xinhuanet) Athletics:Coe: Special talent required to break Rudisha world record

(RT) Athletics: Sizzling in the sun: Sunbathing Russian track and field star Daria Klishina tops up with Vitamin D by the pool in Florida

(The Giardian) Athletics: UK Athletics hit by devastating blow to finances as flagship event falls
July’s Anniversary Games in London is called off - UKA insiders accept losses could amount to Ł2m

(BBC) Athletics: Anniversary Games 2020 cancelled because of coronavirus
The Anniversary Games in London have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics has confirmed

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Tanui: Tainted athletes should sort out mess

(BBC) Athletics: Amy Hunt: The British teenager who is faster than Dina Asher-Smith
"Obviously I would have loved to have taken the exams."






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(Capital FM) Athletivs: Nike’s rivals play catch-up in marathon shoe wars

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s sharp focus benefits vulnerable stars

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Holly Bradshaw: I'm still hoping for international athletics competition this autumn
Olympic pole vaulter Bradshaw is concerned about a lack of training compared to her rivals, but hopes the entire season is not written off

(WA) Athletics: Fueled by a warrior spirit, quitting not an option for rising javelin star Andrejczyk

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Dame Valerie Adams relishes extra time served up by Olympics postponement

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Coe assures Kenya on U-20, Continental Tour meetings

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge still keen on Bekele duel
* The duo was set to fight it out at the 2020 London Marathon last month but the race was pushed to October due to the coronavirus pandemic
* Kipchoge said the food distribution initiative is meant to cushion runners but is not enough since more than 3,000 are suffering

(Irish Times) Athletics: D-day looming for 2020 Dublin Marathon
Organisers set to meet this week to potentially decide if race should be postponed

(AllAfrica) Athletics: 1000 Needy Kenyan Athletes to Benefit From Food Relief and Cash Stipends

(The New Times) Athletics: Kigali Peace Marathon 2020 pushed to October






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(Detroit Free Press) Women in Sport: U-M track athlete sues school over sexual assault

(WA) Running: Running up mountain trails and staircases, Moon forged her own path to running greatness

(CBC) Women in Sport: Olympians Theisen-Eaton and Bishop-Nriagu say motherhood has changed them
The track and field stars open up about being first-time moms and how it's changed their perspective on life and sport

(Globe Trotting by Philip Hersh) Olympics: For many Olympic-related sports bodies in the USA, surviving fiscal impact of pandemic would be like winning a gold

(CBC) Athletics: Athlete moms and the fight for funding
'We still have work to do,' says Canadian distance runner Hilary Stellingwerff

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sports Ministry: Assistance for affected stars countrywide drive

(Outside Online) Athletics: Ahmaud Arbery and Whiteness in the Running World
The response to Arbery's murder highlighted what I already knew: the running world is deeply divided by race, and we must address it






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(Japan Running News) Athletics: November's Yokohama Marathon Canceled

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchumba cannot wait to run against world’s best in London

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Top Kiwi athletes face Olympics buildup from bygone era as Covid-19 restricts plans

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge-led Nike leave rivals playing catch-up in marathon shoe wars

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Doping bans, loss of fame and fortune drive athletes on the path to self destruction

(Mirror) Athletics: Amy Hunt in fast lane to top and confident Olympic delay won't slow her progress
"I’m fairly serious about being competitive going into Tokyo. Looking at last year’s rankings I’m not going there just to make up the numbers and finish last in my heat"

(AP) Athlketics: Cable ready: US javelin standout making most of home setup

(DyeStat) Athletics: Quarantine Conversations - EP34 - Galen Rupp and EJ Holland

(ITU) Triathlon: World Triathlon Board Opens Bidding Process For Events In 2021

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge leads from the front in Covid-19 relief mission

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: USATF Foundation Assists Elite Athletes During Covid-19 Pandemic






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(Spikes) Athletics:Opportinity by Ernest Obiena
found out from a text message. I was 17 or 18 at the time, a young pole vaulter without any great results to my name, but that text from my national federation would change the course of my career

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Chepngetich dreams to run world marathon record

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: AK North Rift urges the county to formulate by-laws to protect athletes integrity
* The leaders said the county government should coordinate with national government and Athletics Kenya (AK) to understand the interests of some foreigners residing in Iten
* AK North Rift region public relations officer, Boniface Tiren, said most foreigners flocking the region in the pretext of promoting athletics in the region, have a hidden agenda

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Let’s examine all avenues, including taking athletes’ confessions, to exorcise doping ghost

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Female athletes need more recognition - Clayton
National 400m hurdles champion Rushell Clayton is concerned about what she says are inequalities between men and women in track and field.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kosgei torn between running in London or Chicago in October

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: It couldn’t get any worse' - review into UK Athletics demands sweeping change
Dame Sue Street finds ‘general culture of mistrust’ - UK Sport CEO Sally Munday hopes for ‘new chapter
(The Telegraph) UK Athletics given end of year deadline to reform in damning report
The review was commissioned by UK Sport to make the governing body 'fit for the future' after a series of crises, scandals and resignations

(NBC) Olympics: Moms who could star at Tokyo Olympics

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Puma see request to trademark Puma Tokyo 2021 turned down
German sportswear giant Puma has seen an application to register "Puma Tokyo 2021" as a trademark turned down by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, who said it may falsely suggest a connection to the Olympics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee






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(EA) Athletics: Lewandowski: "Now I can finally say I am a 1500m guy, not an 800m guy"

(TSN) Athletics: De Grasse hopes to take Olympic torch from Bolt

(MileSplit) Athletics: New Balance Taking Ownership Of High School Nationals

(NBC) Athletics: Despite delay, Felix focused on Tokyo Olympics, thinks it will be ‘time of healing’

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Molly Huddle - Trying to Tune In
Carrie welcomes Olympian Molly Huddle back to the show! They chat about regrouping after the Olympic Marathon Trials where she had to drop out, preparing for the 2021 Olympic Games, training through COVID-19, adopting a dog, her sourdough starter, her podcast, and much more!

(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics 'not in a good position', says independent review
UK Athletics (UKA) "needs to transform the way it approaches difficult ethical decisions", according to an independent review

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Keitany ready to shed off added weight after hip injury lay-off

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Are Running Stores Surviving Right Now?
With doors forced to close and sales significantly down, specialty run shops have had to innovate to keep their businesses going

(RRW) Athletics: Ritzenhein Retires At 37
Dathan Ritzenhein, a high school prodigy who went on to become a two-time global medalist, three-time Olympian, five-time national champion and a 2:07 marathoner, has decided to retire after 16 years of professional running

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge's menu at the camp didn't have luxurious foods, such as beef, chicken, sausages or french fries
* Kipchoge’s influence transcends the boundaries of the camp into the local environs where he attracts large crowds of onlookers whenever he joins other athletes for a run
* According to Patrick Sang, Kipchoge’s coach, the training schedule is integral to moulding athletes into tip-top condition

(The Guardain) Athletics: Paavo Nurmi and the art of middle-distance running - archive, 1930
7 May 1930 The Finnish athlete proved his theory that a mile race should be run all in one piece. There are no "breathers" in Nurmi’s races

(Runner's World) Athletics: Alysia Montańo Creates Nonprofit for Professional Athlete Mothers
The Olympian hopes to establish childcare facilities and lactation stations at track meets, among other things

(KeirRadnedge) Drugs in Sport: Gebrselassie tells why jail can be the best sanction for dope cheats

(ESPN) Athletics: Running on empty: Coronavirus has changed the course for races big and small
Don't expect a pack of running fanatics swarming to the finish line at road races this year. But that doesn;t mean that participants don't have options






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(WA) Athletics: Age-group star Vicente looks beyond the heptathlon for future glory

(EA) Athletics: Timetable for the 2021 European Indoor Championships published

(Runner's World) Athletics: 66 Years Ago, Roger Bannister Became a Legend
First sub-4 minute mile a symbol of human achievement

(CNN) Athletics: Zoom calls, donuts and social media challenges: How an Olympic champion is observing Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Russia to resume testing despite coronavirus outbreak

(EA) Athletics: Reh clocks a solo 15:18 5000m in training
The landscape of the remainder of the season is still very much to be decided but Germany’s Alina Reh looks in a good position to take advantage of any racing opportunities which could come her way later this summer.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Postponement of Olympics and Boston race left Kirui heartbroken

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Everyone deserves a second chance in life, including drug cheats
* Gatlin’s storming comeback performance raised more calls from fellow athletes, politicians and the sport’s administrators for life bans to be imposed on drug cheats.
* No less than World Athletics president Sebastian Coe suggested that life bans for doping should now be reconsidered

(Olympic.org) Athletics: Olympic champion and Instagram star Nafi Thiam full of positives
While devastated by the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is causing and concerned about the long-term impact on society, Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam has found plenty of sporting positives to focus on – not least the chance to share her expertise with bored children all over the world

(Yahoo) Athletics: Alysha Newman eager to test jumping shape in virtual pole vault event

(GQ) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: ‘The magic of track and field is that you get so many diverse stories’
Dina Asher-Smith is the fastest British woman in history, with the British records for 100m and 200m under her belt. But, at 24, the sprinter has only just exploded out of her starting blocks

(Running USA) Athletics: Runners Participate in the First-Ever Virtual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend of Events
Majority of participants ran their event virtually this weekend during what would have been race weekend in Pittsburgh
Over 13,000 Participants Worldwide Take Part in Second Rock 'n' Roll Virtual Running Series Race

(CTV) Athletics: Runners demand refunds after Banff Marathon cancels event, withholds entry fees

(Sweat Science at Outside Online) Endurance Sports: A New Twist on Why Top Athletes Nap So Much
They’re not more tired than the rest of us, according to a new study—they’re just better at sleeping

(BBC) Athletics: Leon Reid: Irish sprinter training with Van Niekerk in build-up to Olympics
Commonwealth Games 200m medallist Leon Reid's build-up to next year's Olympics is including training stints with South African 400m star Wayde van Niekerk

(RRW) Athletics: Bix 7 To Be Held Virtually This Summer
The Davenport, Iowa, road race --an important fixture on the USA summer road racing circuit since 1975-- was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 25

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Athletics Canada awards Olympic spots to Dunfee, Hofbauer and Pidhoresky

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 2, Frosh Year At Oregon

(Spectrum News) Athletics: Texas-Based Olympic Sprinter Talks Delaying Retirement After Games Postponed

(Outsdie Online) Cycling: What Happens to a Cyclist's Body When It's Hit by a Car
A deeply personal story of one rider’s painful saga—and what we can all learn from it

(Runner's World) Endruance Sports: Yep, Turmeric Can Benefit Your Running Performance and Muscle Recovery
The spice has a component that sets it apart, researchers suggest

(ESPN) Health and Fitness: Could your smartwatch detect the coronavirus?






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(AP) Athletics: Athletes harassed in Spain while practicing amid confinement

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 247: Laura Thweatt - 2:25 Marathoner & 5th place at the Olympic Marathon Trials
Laura Thweatt, a 2:25 marathoner recently placed 5th at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. Though the goal was to make the team and place top three at the trials, there was a lot to be said about Laura’s 5th place finish and in a big way that day, she resurrected her marathon career after a long battle with injury

(RT) Athletics: Scrapes with the law and guilty pleasures: Budding Russian track & field star reveals all in 'true-false' game with fans

(Tribune242) Athletics: Miller-Uibo: ‘I Am Coping Okay With This Pandemic’

(Runner's World) Athletics: These Are the World’s Fastest Marathoners
Here’s a complete list of the world record-holders and all-time top 26.2-mile runners

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 110 with Erin Finn
"Just having a group of people who accepted me unconditionally, who I knew had also been through hard times, who would be there for me, getting connected through a community group every week and making church a priority and just having these things outside of running just were so, so, so vital in giving me an identity and giving me a community and helping me feel like I was part of something bigger than myself. So yeah, it definitely definitely played a huge role in helping me feel less alone—through injury and then through other hard things."

(WA) Athletics: Coaches adjust to coronavirus lockdown realities

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Court of Arbitration for Sport extends ban on in-person hearings
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has extended its ban on in-person hearings for at least another two weeks in response to the coronavirus crisis

(Forbes Africa) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk: ‘Lockdown Meant Shifting Back To Hibernation To Train And Strengthen Myself’
Recovering from a knee injury the last two years, this Olympian sprinter was all set to defend his title at the Tokyo 2020 Games. In lockdown in South Africa, the ardent Mo Salah and Liverpool fan shares how he has been building his endurance and finding positivity in the chaos

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Athletes face bleak future with no contracts, bonuses as sports events rescheduled

(AW) Athletics: Coping with the coronavirus: a tough 2020 after “phenomenal” 2019 for Danielle Williams
The 2015 world 100m hurdles champion talks about life in lockdown, Olympic postponement and the challenges of a late athletics season






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(BA) Athletics: Year 2003 Throwback: Paula Purrs In London; Holmes’ Silver Athens Tune Up

(RRW) Athletics: Flashback - Shalane Flanagan Breaks USA 10,000m Record
Twelve years ago today, Shalane Flanagan made her 10,000m debut at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University and bettered Deena Kastor's national record

(EA) Athletics: Spanovic: "I’m still in the sport because I don’t think I've reached my limits"

(Sport24) Women in Sport: Covid-19 gives Semenya more time to fight case against IAAF - Jobodwana

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Sadness of a Spring Without Marathons
As race directors of postponed events look towards the fall, the only certainty is that nothing is certain

(China.org) Athletics: Kipruto is Kenya's hope to end 10,000m jinx at Olympic Games

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Third Idea To Salvage The 2020 Boston Marathon
As the running community searches for solutions to hold their iconic events in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, from postponements to virtual competitions, here’s another, more nuanced idea for the Boston Marathon 2020

(BBC) Athletics: Ultimate Garden Clash - Pole Vault Edition 'felt like Worlds', says Former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie
Former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie says he felt like he was in a World Championship after finishing joint-winner of a pole vault competition from his garden
(The Guardian) Duplantis and Lavillenie scale the heights in Ultimate Garden Clash
Pole vault honours shared with 36 five-metre clearances - World Athletics looks to try shot put, long and high jumps






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(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Formula 1’s AlphaFly
Is there anything athletics can learn from the regulation of innovation in Formula 1?

(Japan Running Nerws) Athletics:Restaurant Owner Selected as Olympic Torchbearer Dies in Fire After Becoming Despondent Over Impact of Coronavirus Crisis

(Women Run Canada) Athletics: EP 26. Gabriela DeBues Stafford and Lucia Stafford
It's sister day on the podcast! Canadian record holders Gabriela DeBues Stafford and her younger sister Lucia Stafford join us from quarantine for the ultimate running family chat

(Diamond League) Athletics: Dead Heat In Pole Vault Ultimate Garden Clash
The World Athletics pole vault Ultimate Garden Challenge ended in a dead heat on Sunday evening, with world record holder Mondo Duplantis and record Diamond League champion Renaud Lavillenie both clocking 36 clearances at five metres

(BBC) Athletics: Jake Wightman: Lord Coe's advice helps with father/coach dynamic
Scotland's Jake Wightman has leaned upon the advice of family friend Lord Coe as he wrestles with the issues that come from being coached by his father

(Jamaica Glener) Athletics: Athletes now thinking long term - Three coaches back those who opt for overseas scholarships

(CBC) Athletics: Melissa Bishop and Brianne Theisen-Eaton reminisce about time at Rio 2016 Games
Canadian Olympians Melissa Bishop and Brianne Theisen-Eaton joined CBC Sports to talk about their journeys at the 2016 Olympics

(WA) Athletics: Ultimate Garden Clash - Pole Vault Edition- 11 AM EDT

(The News Guru) Athletics: My next suitor must write a 500 word essay on how he won’t waste my time – Blessing Okagbare
...says I'm no longer interested in dating

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan athletes keep themselves busy in farms as virus bites

(CBC) Athletics: How isolation is helping an Olympic race walker find his stride
Canada's Mathieu Bilodeau may be better suited than most to face physical distancing

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Kentya: Drug cheats will never compete again

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Chris Froome goes through the gears! British cycling star steps up recovery from horror leg break 10 months ago with intense ride on exercise bike as he decides against taking it 'easy'
* Chris Froome showed off amazing recovery from his leg break 10 months ago
* Froome posted a video of him ramping up the intensity on his exercise bike
* The Tour De France has been thrown into doubt yet again by French government

(EA) Athletics: Heyers takes on new role to create a female athletics leadership network
In the coming months European Athletics will be publishing a series of profiles of prominent women’s athletics leaders on the continent, women who have made a significant contribution to the management and development of our spor

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon - Belfast, Ireland
***POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 20***

Toronto Marathon - Toronto, ON






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(Sporting News) Athletics: Olympics legend Shannon Miller talks 'Final Five,' cancer battle and yes, her scrunchy

(WA) Athletics: Seven wartime stars who were denied Olympic opportunities

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Running has never been so stress-relieving - and so fraught

(The Telegraph) Womnen in Sport: Lynsey Sharp interview: 'I've received death threats about Caster Semenya, but people think I've said worse than I have'
Exclusive: A tumultuous year saw Sharp undergo surgery to remove pre-cancerous cells, get engaged and crash out in World Championship heats

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Naivasha training camp offers stipend, virtual race prize money to runners

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Cinsidering the Boston Marathon 2020
Since its inception in 1897, the only time the Boston Marathon hasn’t been contested as an individual foot race was in 1918 when the Boston Athletic Association conducted a military relay to support the “boys who were about to go over there and fight in World War I,- as Tom Derderian wrote in his Boston Marathon: The History of the World’s Premier Running Event

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkoech mulls new world record during lockdown

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'We will have to make some compromises': Katarina Johnson-Thompson suggests she will forego defence of world indoor pentathlon title due to competition congestion
* A pile-up could prevent Katarina Johnson-Thompson from defending her title
* The European and World Indoors will be just two weeks apart in March 2021
* The Briton also has one eye on the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in the summer

(Yahoo) Athletics: Kathrine Switzer: The First Woman To Officially Run The Boston Marathon

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: British champ ready for virtual shot put showdown

(NY Times) Running: Lace Up Your Running Shoes
Whether you’re taking on a new challenge or were training for a canceled race, you can virtually chalk up a personal best

(The Independnent) Athletics: Coronavirus: How the pandemic put things into perspective for Jo Pavey
The mother-of-two was aiming for a sixth Olympic Games later this year in Tokyo, and admits the postponement to 2021 was a disappointment

(BBC) Athletics: Armand Duplantis, Sam Kendricks & Renaud Lavillenie to pole-vault in 'garden' event
World record holder Armand Duplantis will take on two-time world champion Sam Kendricks and 2012 Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie in a live-streamed pole vault contest this weekend
(CBC) Trio of pole vault stars to participate in backyard competition on May 3
World Athletics could look into home competitions in other events

CBC Sports Late Night: Olympic Games Replay - Rio 2016 Track and Field on CBC - 11 PM EDT






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(Bloomberg) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics Unlikely to Happen in 2021, Virus Experts Warn

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Sprinter Thomas denies charge after she and Stevens suspended by AIU

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Shock as two Kenyan athletes suspended for doping

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Coronavirus forces cancellation of the Portland Track Festival, Stumptown Twilight postponed

(CTV) Drugs in Sport: American sprinter Deajah Stevens suspended in doping case

(Spikes) Athletics: Third Attempt by Angelica Bengtsson
When I was in the box, it felt like I was there forever.

(RRW) Athletics: Remarkable Run By Brantly In Pittsburgh Was Worth $100,000
In a mostly solo run on a rainy and humid day Brantly, then 35, clocked the fastest time ever by an American on Pittsburgh's hilly course, 2:12:31, a lifetime best

(The Herald) Athletics: A family affair: Why Jake Wightman went to Seb Coe for advice

(NBC) Athletics: World’s best pole vaulters return to unique competition Sunday

(Globe and Mail) Running: From virtual races and scavenger hunts to post-run beers on Zoom, Canada’s running clubs are getting creative

(RRW) Athletics: Peachtree Road Race Moves to Thanksgiving Day
The world's largest fully-timed 10-kilometer road race, the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Ga., will be held on Thanksgiving Day this year, Thursday, November 26

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Joyciline digs in for just one big race this season
New York Marathon champion Joyciline Jepkosgei has settled into a routine as she adopts to social restrictions imposed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic

(Irish News) Athletics: Flying doctor Paul Pollock prepared to bide his time in Tokyo Olympic race
It has been hard for athletes to get their heads around the postponement of this summer's Olympic Games as a result of the coronavirus crisis. However, as Neil Loughran finds out, marathon runner and A&E doctor Paul Pollock is used to being plunged into new situations every day...

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: WADA: More Russian athletes could face doping charges
Another wave of Russian athletes could face new doping charges after the World Anti-Doping Agency announced it had completed its investigation of a vast backlog of evidence

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