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Runner's Web May 2021 FrontPage Archive

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(Sporting News) Athletics: What is Usain Bolt's net worth? The champion sprinter's career earnings and more

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK to name team for Africa Senior Championships
* AK president Jack Tuwei disclosed that with no trials being held to pick the team, the selectors committee headed by coach Julius Kirwa will now pick the team based on performances from events that have so far been staged
* The national trials to pick the team for the continental event were planned from May 27 to 29 at the Nyayo National Stadium but the event was converted to Olympics pre-trials
* Tuwei disclosed that they would not have turned the Tokyo Olympic trials to continental trials since the new venue for the continental event was announced late

(Runner's World) Athletics: Athing Mu Breaks the Collegiate Record in the 400 Meters
The Texas A&M freshman continues to dazzle

(Yahoo) Olympics: Most medical staff needed for Olympics secured - Games official

(Evening Standard) Women in Sport: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard competing at Olympics is ‘like a bad joke’, says rival

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Helah Kiprop ready for Eldoret City Marathon
* Former Tokyo Marathon champion wants to test herself after Covid-19 break, maternity leave
* Runner, who is passionate about conservation, has planted 400 seedlings

(AW) Athletics: Flashback to Usain Bolt’s ‘forgotten world record’
On May 31 in 2008 a relatively unknown Jamaican sprinter captured his first world record at 100m, writes Charlie Gordon

(The AsahiShimbun) Athletics: Kobe Marathon called off again due to pandemic

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Craig Engels breaks out of slump, Hobbs Kessler sets national high school record in 1,500 at Portland Track Festival

(WA) Athletics: Warner makes history in Götzis with sixth victory and 8995 score

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto, Rionoripo win 'Battle of the Teams' race
* Kipruto, who is was in a group of five athletes, surged forward after 40km mark and went for the tape in a race that focused more on team effort than individual times
* Kapsabet-based Kipruto helped his team of Birell win the overall title after bagging 7152 points ahead of Team Volkswagen who accumulated 6787
* In the women's category, another Kapsabet-based athlete Rionoripo pulled out of the group of about eight athletes after the 28km mark leading all the way to the tape clocking 2:20:14

(EA) Athletics: Hosts Poland triumph again at the European Athletics Team Championships in Silesia
Poland successfully defended their title at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League on home soil in Silesia in front of a crowd of 7500 spectators on Sunday (30) afternoon, becoming the first nation to do so since Russia in 2013

(CBC) Athletics: DeBues-Stafford runs 800 metres in under 2 minutes in latest Olympic standard feat
1st Canadian woman to break 2 minutes, 4 minutes in 1,500 and 15 minutes in 5,000

(BBC) Athletics: Lawrence Okoye wins discus at European Team Championships as GB finish third
Lawrence Okoye won the discus event on his first international appearance for nine years as Great Britain finished third at the European Team Championships in Poland

(National Review) Women in Sport: Gallup: By Two-to-One Margin, Americans Say Transgender Athletes Should Compete Against Members of Same Biological Sex

(DAi Sport) Athletics: Middle-Distance Ace Jake Heyward Obliterates 31-Year-Old Welsh 1500m Record In Olympic Qualifying Time

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping rules pose hurdles for Athletics Kenya selectors
* New stars emerged at the three-day Tokyo Olympics pre-trials that concluded at Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday but have not done the three mandatory World Athletics (WA) out-of-competition tests 10 months prior to a major championship such as the Olympics or the World Athletics Championships. The tests must comprise one blood test.
* From the Nyayo pre-trials, it is evident that some athletes outside WA and Anti-Doping of Kenya (Adak) testing pools could win events during the Tokyo Olympics trials scheduled for June 17 to 19 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Hobbs Kessler Crushes High School 1500 Record
On a Saturday night in Portland at Lewis & Clark’s Griswold Stadium, Hobbs Kessler (Skyline, Ann Arbor, Michigan) proved to the world that he is the real thing

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Olympic Gold Medalist Tianna Bartoletta Reveals Painful Truths in Memoir

(RRW) Athletics: Team Birell Wins Prague Battle of the Teams Marathon
Individual victories were recorded by Kenyans Benson Kipruto (Team Birell/adidas) in 2:10:15, and Purity Rionoripo (Team Volkswagen/adidas) in 2:20:14

(AW) Athletics: Glorious Götzis – the magic of the Hypo-Meeting
Toni Minichiello explains why the Hypo-Meeting in Austria is the best combined events competition outside of the global championships

(BA) Athletics: Four Victories Take GB & NI To The Top Of The Standings After Day One Euro Team Champs

Volkswagen Prague Virtual Marathon - Czech Republic
Battle of the Teams -Prague, Czech Republic

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(WA) Athletics: Hill: Everyone's path is different – all you can do is stay in your lane

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Galen Rupp, fellow marathoners crash the party at Portland Track Festival

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans line up for new ‘Battle of Teams’ race in Czech Republic
* Prague Marathon which is traditionally held on this date was postponed due to the global logistical problems brought about by coronavirus pandemic
* The "Battle of Teams" is an experimental race in which organisers will be introducing team competition instead of individual racing as is the norm in marathon races
Kenyan athletes including former Tokyo Marathon champion Dickson Chumba, Abel Kipchumba, Nobert Kigen, Samuel Wanjiru and Benson Kipruto are enlisted in the men’s race

(CBC) Athletics:Warner sets Canadian, world long jump mark in bid for 6th Hypo Meeting decathlon title
London, Ont., native led early Saturday at 2-day competition in Götzis, Austria

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kibet, Chepng'eno rule 5,000m race at Olympics pre-trials
* After missing out on the 2019 World Championships over doping rules, Kibet affirmed his intentions ahead of the Tokyo Olympics trials proper winning in 13 minutes and 21.39 seconds
* The 20-year-old Kibet won the national trials for the Doha world event in 5,000m but couldn’t make Team Kenya after he failed to meet the World Athletics anti-doping requirements
* Chepng'eno timed 15:34.10 to win the women's 5,000m race after taking control in the sixth of the 12.5 laps race
Beatrice Chebet arrives on the big stage in style
* Chebet stunned World 5,000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo and Lillian Kasait to second and third places in 8:28.27 and 8:28.96 respectively.
* Obiri was fourth in 8:33.98

(ITU) Triathlon: Brownlee pulls out a performance for the ages to win in Arzachena

(Aw) Athletics: Battle of the Teams: who, what and when
Innovative endurance race organised by RunCzech in Prague on Sunday morning is streamed live on the AW website

(Times of San Diego) Athletics: Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Ditches Social Media, Stays Mum on Her Divorce

(Sweat Science on Outside ONline) Endurance Sports: How to Choose the Right Dose of Exercise for Your Brain
A new study tests how much cycling it takes to maximize cognitive function in endurance athletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ngeny explodes to world lead in 800m at Olympics pre-trials
* The 24-year-old Ngeny, who is based at Global Sports Communication, took the lead in the last lap to clock one minute and 43.84 seconds to triumph not only in personal best time but also Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying standard
* Mary Moraa from Police intensified her journey to qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games when she downed personal best 2:01.12 to win women's 800m race

(The Herald) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp on her Tokyo hopes being halted by pregnancy and her Olympic ambitions
the 90s, it was not an uncommon sight to see two small girls playing in the long-jump sandpit at Meadowbank Stadium

(ITU) Triathlon:Gomez-Islinger shows perfect timing to win first gold in Arzachena

(BBC) Olympics: Covid-19: Japan extends state of emergency just before Olympics

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 317: Makena Morley- 10k Olympic Trials Training, 31:25 10k PR at the Sound Running Track Meet
Makena Morley recently ran her 10k PR in 31:25 which was a one minute PR and just off the Olympic standard by 0.20 seconds!

(Diamond League) Athletics: World leads and meeting records as season heats up in Doha

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce surges to 100m win in Doha
Jamaica's two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce underlined her credentials for the 100m crown in Tokyo with an impressive win in Doha

(NBC) Athletics: Michael Norman wins stacked 400m in Doha

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(Yahoo) Athletics: Bednarek wins 200m, Kenyans shine at Doha Diamond League

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Caster Semenya misses out on 5000m Olympic qualifying time in Durban
Double Olympic 800m champion clocks big personal best of 15:32.15, 22 seconds outside the Tokyo 2020 standard

(The Star) Athletics: Cheserek 'not scared' of crowded 10,000m field ahead of Tokyo trials
* US-based Edward Cheserek believes he is on the path to realising his Olympic dream, judging by his performances
* Cheserek has been training at Kaptagat for the past three months and believes he can only get better

(Toni Reavis) Olympics: Tokyo Olympic Dilemma
The Tokyo Games are coming at us like Noah Lyles around the turn in the 200 meters; they’ll be on us in a blink

(CBC) Athletics: 3-time Olympic medallist De Grasse places 2nd in Doha Diamond League 200 metres
Fellow Canadian runner Aaron Brown placed third in 20.25

(Yahoo) Athletics: China shelves dozens of races after deadly ultramarathon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Sabrina Sinha interview: 'I looked at people thinking - is one of those faces my stalker?'
Runner Sabrina Sinha opens up on her online nightmare that is more common for athletes than many realise

(AW) Athletics: Mo Farah is the man to beat in Birmingham
Distance running legend favoured to triumph at Müller British 10,000m Champs and European Cup but Marc Scott and others will be biting at his heels with Olympic selection at stake

(EA) Athletics: Will Poland defend their Super League title in Silesia?
Poland won their maiden title at the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Bydgoszcz two years ago and the reigning champions have the unique opportunity of being able to defend that title on home soil in Silesia on 29-30 May

(SportingNews) Athletics: Eight women, one race: The story of a memorable Olympic Trials 800-meter final

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Run Faster By Improving Your Lactate Clearance Rate
Lactic acid itself isn’t responsible for the muscle fatigue that causes you to do the skeleton dance at the end of a race

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Olympic track and field trials given green light in Montreal
Trials set to take place June 24-27; facility closed off from spectators and media

(Sporting News) Olympics: Are the Olympics canceled for 2021? Latest news on status, start date as COVID-19 spikes in Japan

Doha Diamond League - Doha, Qatar

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(Belfast Media) Athletics: Belfast Irish Milers Meet has European Permit reinstated

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Barshim, Samba & Co. all set to light up Doha Diamond League

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Special investigation: The whistleblowers driving Sport’s #MeToo movement
Exclusive: Athletes and influencers join forces in demanding lifetime bans for offenders

(NYRR) Athletics: New York Road Runners to Celebrate Global Running Day on June 2 with Virtual Events for Runners of All Ages and Abilities
Runners from all over the world to join Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi in Virtual NYRR Global Running Day 1M and accompanying youth race

(Outside Online) Athletics: Running’s Cultural Reckoning Is Long Overdue
Since Mary Cain spoke out about the Nike Oregon Project in 2019, a growing wave of young runners have come forward with their own allegations of negligent coaching and toxic team cultures across the sport

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kibet sounds warning shot to rivals in Olympics pre-trials
* The 20-year-old Kibet won the 5000m final in the Kenyan trials for the 2019 World Athletics Championships but didn’t make Team Kenya after he failed to meet the World Athletics anti-doping requirements
* Kibet, who is training with Global Sports Communication in Kaptagat, thanked his bosses at Kenya Police Service for giving him time out to train and qualify for the July 23 - August 8 Tokyo Olympics
* Competing for the first time since October, 2013 World 800m champion Eunice Sum of Police won her 1,500m semi-final race in 4:15.81

(AI) Athletics: Canada has tough choices to make for the Tokyo Olympic marathon team; credit to the athletes

(Spikes) Athletics: Sound Mond, Sound Body by Johnny Gregorek
Your body is capable of doing a lot more than your mind will tell it it's capable of

(Duluth News Tribune) Athletics: NBC hires Goucher as distance analyst
Kara Goucher, the former Duluth resident who competed in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics as a long-distance runner, will make her NBC Olympics debut as a distance analyst for the U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2021 Tokyo Games

(Yahoo) Athletics: Semenya bids for 5000m slot at Tokyo Olympics

(AW) Athletics: Diamond League in London moves to Gateshead
Dina Asher-Smith will return to the North East of England on July 13 for the Müller British Grand Prix after event switches from its original home in the British capital

(Runner's World) Athletics: Olympian Amy Cragg Officially Retires and Joins the Puma Coaching Staff
She won bronze in the marathon at the 2017 world championships and ran 2:21:42 at the 2018 Tokyo Marathon—her lifetime best

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Marla Runyan - It’s the Athlete First
Carrie chats with Olympian and Paralympian Marla Runyan! They chat about their time racing against each other, growing up with Stargardt’s Disease (a disease that causes vision loss), being the only visually impaired athlete in the world to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics, being an advocate for equity in sport, and so much more!

(The Standard) Athletics: I’ll take AK to court to run again, says Asbel Kiprop

(CBC) Athletics: Sprinter Kenny Bednarek's meteoric rise impresses 200-metre Canadian champion
'His ability to run great curves is unique to this season,' says Toronto's Aaron Brown

(IOL) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk ‘should be fine’ after scans on right hip

(ATC) Athletics: Tuliamuk, Riley, Abdirahman Highlight U.S. 10km Champs at Peachtree

Runner's World) Atghletics: USATF Announces a Two-Section Final for the Women’s 10,000 Meters at the Olympic Trials
With 50 women who have already hit the qualifying mark, the track would have been too crowded for a single heat

(The Sportsman) Athletics: The 100-Metre Men: Can Anyone Hope To Be The Next Usain Bolt?

(Evening Standard) Olympics: Leading Japanese doctors fear ‘Olympics’ strain of coronavirus if Tokyo Games go ahead

(RRW) Athletics: Peachtree to Host 2021 USATF 10-K Championships
The Peachtree Road Race will host the USATF 10-K Championships for men and women on Sunday, July 4, the Atlanta Track Club (ATC) announced today

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: ON THIS DAY: Kerley Set 400-Meter CR In Austin
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Women's Health) Women in Sport: The Rise of The Ultra Athletes: Why More Women Are Signing Up Now Than Ever
"The female body is just as capable as a male body when it comes to performance in ultra-races" - by Lucy E. Cousins

(AllAfrica) Athletics: South Africa: Tracking Covid-19's Long-Term Effects on Athletes

(NBC) Athletics: Olympic 400m preview in Doha? Diamond League live stream schedule

(Olympic Channel) Olympics: Family affair: Valerie Adams joined by younger sister Lisa Adams at Tokyo 2020
New Zealand's double Olympic gold medal winning shot put star Valerie Adams is coaching her younger sister who has made the Kiwi Paralympics team

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020: Japan's heat will impair Olympic athletes' performance, says report
The impact of climate change will likely lead to "impaired" performances at the Tokyo Olympics, according to a report backed by leading athletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cash prizes, Olympic slots at stake as Kenya holds Games pre-trials
* The women’s 10,000m will open the day at 8.30am while the men’s 10,000m race will be staged on Friday starting 12.15pm.
* Men’s 5,000m semi-finals on Thursday starting at 11.15am will be held in four heats with the best three per heat and the three fastest losers proceeding to the final due Saturday

(US News) Olympics: Asahi Daily, an Official Tokyo Olympics Partner, Calls for Cancellation of Games

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Ultimate Hill Workout
Incorporating steep inclines into your training can help improve strength, agility, endurance, and more

(Times Colonist) Athletics: Island marathoner Cam Levins, in 2:10:13, may have Olympic spot by 2-second margin

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 9
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 9

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Reese Left Her Mark On NCAA LJ
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Philadelphia Voice) Athletics: Philadelphia Marathon to return in 2021 with 50% reduction in runners
A preliminary date for race weekend has been set

(Yahoo) Olympics:'Absurd' to stage Tokyo Games, says professor of public health

(EA) Athletics: Ukraine withdraws from European Athletics Team Championships Super League
European Athletics has been informed that Ukraine has withdrawn from this weekend’s European Athletics Team Championships Super League owing to two members of their team testing positive for Covid-19

(CNN) Olympics: Canceling Tokyo Olympics is 'essentially off the table,' says IOC member Dick Pound

(EA) Athletics: Tallinn confirmed as new host city of European Athletics U23 Championships
The European Athletics U23 Championships is now due to take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 8-11 July

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: 2021 Asics Falmouth Road Race Announces 8,000 In-Person Runners For August 15 Event
The 49th Annual Running of the Iconic 7-Mile Race Also Includes Virtual At-Home Edition and SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge Options

(Gulf News) Athletics: Registration opens for third edition Of Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon in November

Athletics:: Virtual Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend extended to June 30
Staggering $670,000 raised to date / Registration still open for all events and distances

(NY Times) Athletics: Why Aren’t Races Requiring Vaccination?
The Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon are making triumphant returns this fall. Neither is requiring vaccination for participants

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith could defy taking the knee ban at Olympics
British sprinter calls for athletes to 'keep pushing - using our voices, dismantling barriers, destroying stereotypes' in anti-racism cry

(BBC) Athletics: Lawrence Okoye on NFL and return to discus: 'Physically I am superior now - American football aided me'
Lawrence Okoye speaks gently, but with certainty

(Diamond League) Athletics: Hassan, Stefanidi and Barshim to feature in Florence

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 162 with Abdi Abdirahman
"People know me as Abdi the distance runner, the funny guy, just outgoing, and that’s all good, but they don’t know the reason I came to the U.S.—how did I end up here, what was my choice, that struggle behind me getting here, at the end of the day, your parents, your family, what they’ve been through to get here. And that’s the difficult part of the book, because that just brings back some memories because of the civil war in Somalia. It’s not like one day I woke up and said, ‘Hey, I’m going to go to America.’ It wasn’t that easy. It was one day you woke up and you don’t know what the future holds for you, you don’t know where you’re going to get your next meal, what happened, because it was a civil war. At the end of the day I’m thankful for everything that I’ve been through, and it’s made me the person who I am today, but it wasn’t the easiest though."

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Speedsters Omanyala, Otieno set for latest battle at Olympics pre-trials
* The three-day pre-trials for the Tokyo Olympic Games will be an invite only championships
* Athletics Kenya director of competition, Paul Mutwii disclosed that only technical officials and athletes will be allowed to the arena of the championships

(CNN) Olympics: US citizens warned not to travel to Japan as Tokyo Olympics near

(Runner's World) Athletics: Five Races You Might Have Missed From a Busy Weekend of Racing
We saw the return of the Diamond League circuit, the Adidas Boost Boston Games, and the last Trials of Miles event

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Doha return for World C’ships medallists Chepkoech, Coburn and Krause

(The Guardian) Athletics: Gemili backs Johnson-Thompson to win Olympic gold despite injury
Heptathlete yet to compete this year due to extended recovery - Gemili: ‘She’s in a good place and ready to go’

(RRW) Athletics: Powerful Elite Field for Mini 10-K Underscores NYRR Commitment to Competitive Running
For nearly 19 months, New York Road Runners (NYRR) has not staged a road race with an elite field

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Foster Won All-Time Classic 110H In 1978
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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Athletics:: Top Olympians and Paralympians to Headline Mastercard New York Mini 10K on June 12
Open division to feature U.S. Olympians and past Mini 10K champions in Molly Seidel, Molly Huddle, Des Linden, Edna Kiplagat and Sara Hall

Athletics: Applications for 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk Lottery to Be Accepted Between Tuesday, June 1 and 11:59 P.M. Sunday, June 30
Encouraged by recent CDC and local re-opening announcements, organizers are more optimistic about the possibility of producing a "normal" event<

Athletics: Saying Yes to a Life of Sport
Small choices, chance opportunities, supportive team mates, and a one-of-a-kind coach have me continuing to run long after my school days have ended

(Runner's World) Athletics: Colleen Quigley Signs a Sponsorship Deal With Lululemon
Advocating for herself as her own agent, the 2016 Olympian finds a unique partnership

(Washington Post*) Women in Sport:

(Daily Nation) Athletics: US-based Kenyan sprinter eyes national 400m hurdles record
* Mpoke embraced athletics back in 2014 at Sosio High School in Narok where he competed in 200m and 400m. He transferred to Shartuka High School for his Form three and four classes
* "I failed to complete a race in 400m and our games teacher Cosmos Lagat told me to change to the hurdles,"said Mpoke, who never disappointed as he would win the 400m hurdles both at the national secondary school championships and the trials for 2017 World Under-18

(Daily Mail) Olympics: Adam Gemili refutes claims all Team GB athletes will be vaccinated against Covid before the Olympics... after revealing that several team-mates do not want the jab at all
* Adam Gemili said many Team GB athletes do not want the coronavirus vaccine
* Gemili refuted claims that stars will have both doses of the jab before Tokyo
* The sprinter makes outdoor seasonal debut at the Diamond League in Gateshead
* Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith beats Sha’Carri Richardson to 100m glory in Gateshead
British sprinter sets down marker for Tokyo Olympics - Laura Muir powers to victory in women’s 1500m
(The Telegraph) Dina Asher-Smith serves notice of Olympics intent with impressive win in Gateshead
Briton beats high-class field in atrocious conditions with Tokyo Games just two months away

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian sprinters Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse reach podium as Diamond League season begins
Brown takes silver, De Grasse grabs bronze in 200m season debut

(MBC) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk eases up at Boost Boston Games; Noah Lyles second in 100m

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith sets Tokyo marker with statement win over Sha-Carri Richardson at Gateshead Diamond League

(ITU) Triathlon: Nicola Spirig strikes again in Lisbon
After claiming the bronze medal this Friday in the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Olympic qualification event in Lisbon, and securing that the Swiss team will be at the Tokyo Olympics, 48 hours later the Swiss claimed the victory in the World Cup, storming an star-stacked field with another showcase of horse power on the bike

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Hurdler Keni Harrison Ready For Redemption At Olympic Trials

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: D’Agostino Won By Slim Margin In 2012
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Canada’s Cam Levins dips under Tokyo Olympic marathon standard with a week to spare

(BBC) Athletics: Ron Hill: Former European and Commonwealth marathon champion dies aged 82
Hill represented Britain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and at Munich in 1972

(CBC) Athletics: Running 'easy': Aaron Brown's escape from the darkness of doubt
The Canadian sprint champ feels he's overcome the self-doubt that has held him back

(The Herald) Drugs in Sport: Curious case of Alberto Salazar shows doping isn't as clear-cut as we think
I am an ardent subscriber to the “no smoke without fire” aphorism. It is why, in 2019, when Alberto Salazar was accused and then banned from athletics for doping offences, I accepted he was guilty as charged without much further thought

USA Today) Women in Sport: I was the fastest girl in Connecticut. But transgender athletes made it an unfair fight.
When I was forced to race male bodies on the track, colleges didn’t see the fastest female in Connecticut. They saw a second- or third-place runner

(CBC) Running: 21 dead after extreme cold weather hits cross-country race in China
Hail, freezing rain and high winds hit 100-km race in Gansu province

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA approves dried blood spot technical document with aim method can be used at Beijing 2022
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee has approved a technical document for the use of dried blood spot (DBS) testing, with the hope the method could routinely be used by the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

(EA) Athletics: European Athletics U23 Championships will not take place in Bergen
European Athletics has been informed by Norwegian Athletics that despite intensive discussions with the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health, it was unable to obtain an exemption from the strict entry quarantine rules in place due to Covid-19, and therefore that the European Athletics U23 Championships planned for 8-11 July will not take place in Bergen, Norway

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Tupuritis Shocked The Field In 1996
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

adidas Boost Boston Games - Boston, MA
Live on NBC from 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Diamond League Gateshead - UK
BBC Coverage
CBC Coverage 2 PM

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiplagat, Chepchumba win 5,000m event at Central Rift U-20 pre-trials
* Kiplagat, who recently completed high school, ran a brilliant race from behind before surging forward in the last two laps to win the race
* Chepchumba, who is a Form two student at Kimwogo Secondary School, managed to shake off her competitors in the final lap winning the race in 16:19.7 ahead of Zenah Jeptoo from Nandi County
* Jemutai - who trains in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County - told Nation Sport he race helped her identify few mistakes ahead of the trials where she wants to represent Kenya in the mile race in the global event

(The Independent) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith excited to face rising star Sha’Carri Richardson in Gateshead
Asher-Smith and Richardson will be joined in the 100 metres field by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
(BBC) Dina Asher-Smith backs herself to beat 'exciting' Sha'Carri Richardson at Diamond League meet
(The Telegraph) Dina Asher-Smith: 'I’m so much stronger physically after lockdown - it’s going to be an exciting summer'
Plus: Middle-distance star Laura Muir - who also competes in Gateshead on Sunday - says she is intent on ending series of near-misses

(ChmipReports) Athletics: World Champ Nakaayi Targets Tokyo Gold

(ITU) Triathlon: Blummenfelt imperious in Lisbon for second successive gold
Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt continued his superb form in Lisbon on Saturday afternoon as he stormed to World Triathlon Cup gold with a typically tough run that left the rest of the field chasing shadows

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: We don’t punish NBA players for being tall, so why punish female athletes with ‘too much’ natural testosterone?

(Prudent Press) Athletics: America’s Dream: Top Athletes Turn US Coaches
A whole group of German athletes are now training with American coaches. A similar trend can be seen among swimmers

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics approves the application of 23 Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

(GQ) Athletics: The Marathon Men Who Can't Go Home
In the north Bronx, a small group of elite Ethiopian runners struggle to survive. The persecution they fled was far more harrowing

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina vs The World: Why Asher-Smith faces the fight of her life to win a 100m Olympic medal
The 100m at Sunday’s Gateshead Diamond League will give an indicator of where Asher-Smith is at against a strong field

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson may be the most exciting sprint star since Usain Bolt
Rising US star brings baggage and a back story as she takes on Dina Asher-Smith over 100m this Sunday

(USATF) Athletics: Mu’s 400m record earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Arkansas’ Brown Notched All-Time 100H Mark
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(NBC) Athletics: Track and field ramps up with first Diamond League meet, Boston Games; TV, stream info

(CBC) Athletics: Why Diamond League is so important heading into Tokyo 2020
With just under 9 weeks until the Tokyo games kick off, Diamond League is a final opportunity for athletes to meet qualifying times, and make their mark on the Track and Field world before The Olympics. Anastasia Bucsis is joined by Perdita Felicien to talk about the upcoming events

(BBC) Athletics: Gateshead Diamond League Sha'Carri Richardson set to take the world by storm
Burning up the track each time she steps foot on it, Sha'Carri Richardson is intent on making a statement in every race, and the young sprint sensation finds herself in the enviable position of 100m gold medal favourite in this Olympic year

(The Star) Athletics: Fit-again world record holder Brigid eyes Olympic marathon gold
* Women's marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei says she has fully recovered from a slight injury and is raring for an Olympic gold medal
*The 26-year old is currently hard at work in training at Kapsait Training Camp in Elgeyo Marakwet County under the guidance of her coach, Eric Kimaiyo

(ITU) Triathlon: Team Belgium hammers home for Mixed Relay gold in Lisbon ahead of Italians and Swiss

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: To avoid another Tokyo-sized disaster, give the Olympics a permanent home

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Excitement growing as Bermuda Day race nears

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina vs The World: Why Asher-Smith faces the fight of her life to win a 100m Olympic medal
The 100m at Sunday’s Gateshead Diamond League will give an indicator of where Asher-Smith is at against a strong field

(CBC) Athletics: Becoming a dad has given Aaron Brown a new perspective on his track career
Brown will race at a Diamond League meet in Gateshead, U.K. on Sunday

(Marketing Week) Women in Sport: Müller on putting female voices at the heart of its pre-Olympics push
Determined to amplify the voices of female athletes ahead of the Tokyo Games, yoghurt and desserts brand Müller sees the return of sport as central to creating a sense of “exciting normality” post-Covid

(SKy Sports) Athletics: Adam Gemili: Team GB sprinter accuses IOC of double standards for political protest ban at Olympics
Adam Gemili thinks the IOC has demonstrated double standards for preventing athletes from taking a knee at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer; Gemili confirms he would take a knee if he made the podium in Japan " target="_news">(Sky Sports) Athletics:

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Seb Coe backing Dina Asher-Smith to be summer star as he dispels Olympic Games fears

(Irish Times) Athletics: Belfast meet organiser urges Athletics Ireland to reconsider permit support
Irish Milers Club meeting lost European permit over administrative error

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Christian Taylor injury: Olympic champion set to miss Tokyo Games with ruptured Achilles

(GoBeMore) Athletics: 3-Time Olympian Shannon Rowbury On Performing, Maintaining Balance, And Staying Authentic

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

(Gulf Times) Athletics: World champ Cheruiyot, Qatar’s world lead Musab to star in loaded 1500m in Doha

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Brown Paced Tennessee To 1974 Team Title
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Women's Running) Athletics: Colleen Quigley Talks New Coach, New Sponsor, and Resisting the Fear of Change
The 2016 Olympic steeplechaser left the Bowerman Track Club and Nike sponsorship to forge a new career path

(ITU) Triathlon: Olympic Qualification on the line at Friday's Mixed Relay in Lisbon

(SlowTwitch) Triathlon: Meet the Youngest Woman to Make the U.S. Triathlon Team

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Doping-Canada tops up WADA contribution while U.S. holds out

NBC News) Health and Fitness: Peloton releases software fix for recalled treadmills
Peloton is also offering full refunds to customers who contact the company before November 2022, or will cover the cost of moving the machine to a locked room

(WA) Athletics: Texas switch helped Davis get back on the road to Tokyo

(BBC) Athletics: Alastair Chalmers: GB call-up 'just the starting point' as Guernsey's hurdler targets Olympics

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Athletes come running to this field of Olympic dreams in California
The Sound Running Track Meet saw top runners go through their paces for Tokyo

(Diamond League) Athletics: Gateshead: Five Things To Look Out For

(The South African) Athletics: Caster Semenya to have another crack at Tokyo 5 000m Olympic qualification
Caster Semenya will make another bid for Tokyo Olympic qualification in the 5 000m in Durban on Friday, May 28

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha will miss Tokyo Games
Hamstring problem will sideline 2-time champ

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Colleen Quigley – This is My Life Now
Carrie welcomes Olympian Colleen Quigley back to the show! They talk about about her new sponsorship with Lululemon, the business side of running, what it’s like to go on her own, dealing with the ups and downs of an Olympic year, running incredibly well during a global pandemic, and much more!

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic fate could be decided on home roads of Leeds
Alistair Brownlee’s Olympic future could be decided on his home roads of Leeds

(RRW) Athletics: Draft Completed For The Battle Of The Teams Marathon in Prague
Four teams of eight athletes (four men and four women per team) were selected for this unique professional team marathon scheduled for the center of Prague on Sunday, May 30

(BBC) Athletics: Golden Spike: British teenagers Max Burgin and Keely Hodgkinson win 800m races
British teenager Max Burgin set the fastest 800m time of the year as he beat a high-class field at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava

(BA) Athletics: Burgin Breaks Men's 800M European U20 Record In Ostrava
(The Guardian) Max Burgin, 18, sets fastest 800m of year in dominant Golden Spike victory
Teenager posts personal best and European under-20 record - Joshua Cheptegei falls short in 3,000m world-record bid

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

(The Guardian) Athletics: Lee Evans, record-setting US sprinter and 1968 Olympic activist, dies aged 74
Evans, 1968 Olympic 400m champion, dies in Nigeria aged 74 - Record-setting sprinter wore black beret in protest at Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: EMU’s Jones Hurdled Into NCAA History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse finishes 3rd in 100m in Ostrava
Americans Fred Kerley and Justin Gatlin placed 1st and 2nd

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Thika's Kamais shines as KDF Championships end
* Tuwei took command after the bell to win in 1:44.63 brushing aside Jonathan Kitilit (Mtongwe) 1:45.86 and Nicholas Kiplagat (Gilgil) 1:47.28 respectively
* Mokamba zoomed to victory in the 200m in 20.70, beating Chege to second place in 21.01 before Chege turned the tables in the 100m winning in 10.47 as Mokamba settled second in 10.49

(Sporting News) Olympics: Doctors request cancellation of 2021 Olympics as COVID-19 spikes in Tokyo

(The Guardian) Olympics: IOC relies on Olympic athletes to win over Japanese public amid crisis

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Ironman Lake Placid to Require Proof of Vaccination
The village board approved the plan for vaccine requirements this week

(BBC) Athletics: Eddie Hearn: No Passion, No Point - Sir Mo Farah
Eddie Hearn talks to four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why Is Nike Still Backing Alberto Salazar?
‘Nike’s Big Bet’ argues that the banned coach is too important to the company’s image

(Lululemon) Athletics: Meet Colleen Quigley: It's about more than running
"There’s just more to this whole thing than medals and records and running fast. And if you do all those things but you don’t also show up for the community and give back, then why, why even bother? This is my story."

(The Conversation) Women in Sport: Striking a balance between fairness in competition and the rights of transgender athletes

(AW) Athletics: Special fields for 60th Golden Spike in Ostrava
Six world record-holders are in action at the diamond anniversary of the famous Czech meeting with Joshua Cheptegei making an assault on Daniel Komen’s world 3000m record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nanyuki's Petronilla Mwombe has last laugh at Nyayo
* The three-day championships come to a close Wednesday with former national 100m champion Mike Mokamba going head-on with Elijah Matayo in the men's 100m final
* Defending champion Mokamba and Matayo are fresh from winning silver in men’s 4x200m at the World relay Championships in Silesia, Poland

(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix runs her fastest 400m in four years

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Ellis Sent USC To A Thrilling Victory
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(CNN) Athletics: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: How Nike cornered the running shoe market

(BBC) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp: Pregnant athlete not done with competing
Former European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp wants to show her baby a mother can still "achieve amazing things" after giving birth

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei eyes another world record
* In October 2020, Cheptegei broke the 10,000m record previously held by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele after clocking 26:11.0, a month after breaking the 5,000m record.
* Cheptegei is the 10th man in history to hold the 5,000m and 10,000m world records concurrently

(adidasBoostBoston) Athletics: World champions Lyles, van Niekerk, Gardiner, Schippers and Holloway set for adidas Boost Boston Games

(BA) Athletics: Six Sizzling Clashes At The Müller Grand Prix Gateshead
* Great head-to-heads at opening Wanda Diamond League of the year on 23rd May
* Around 2000 spectators and live television audience to enjoy track and field feast
* World-class athletics returns to the North East of England in Olympic year

(The Star) Athletics: Koros shines in 10,000m as Kandie misses out on KDF event
* Long distance specialist Collins Koros clocked 28:39.3 for first ever career win in the men's 10,000m at the KDF Athletics Championships
* The win is the perfect way for him to bounce back after a disappointing outing in Stockholm, Sweden
* Hellen Obiri and Wiseman Were also shone in the women's 5000m and men's 110m hurdles, respectively

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan Olympic trials moved to Kasarani
* AK explained that the trials still remain an invite-only event for those athletes who have attained the qualifying standards for the Olympics in their respective events and fully met the anti-doping requirements.
* AK also reminded athletes who are targeting qualification through international competitions to liaise with it to avoid competing in unsanctioned events

(WA) Athletics: Seven Diamond League clashes to look forward to in 2021

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 161 with Aaron and Joshua Potts
"What we’re doing, it’s for the culture. It’s not ultimately about trying to get money. We want to push the track and field culture forward. We want it to be more entertaining, we want it to be more fun. We’re doing this for the athletes. And with both of us being athletes before, we understand those struggles and, I don’t know, I’m really big on believing that track and field is a stage, it’s an amazing sport, but the culture needs to be continually developed and advanced so we can showcase that—and that’s the mission, it’s something that’s not about getting subscriptions or anything. We’re really genuine and just want to push the culture forward and make track more of a mainstream sport."

(CBC) Athletics: Run with us at the 43rd Annual Saskatchewan Marathon
CBC Sask. is the official sponsor of this year's Saskatchewan Marathon, May 28th to June 28th

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 8
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index - Week 8

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Paige Turned Three NCAA Mid-Distance Titles
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

USATF Open - Fort Worth, TX

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Athletics: 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Sets Field for Its 50th Running Celebration
Marathon Field to Feature 33,000 Runners

(Kelo) Athletics: 1964 Gold medalist Billy Mills weighs in on this year’s summer Olympics in Tokyo

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Much Do Pro Runners Make? For Some Veterans, It’s Less This Year
Many athletes are confronting a bleak financial reality. Some are quitting the sport entirely

(Tri247) Triathlon:Javier Gomez discusses his past, present and future
Is Javier Gomez Noya triathlon’s GOAT?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Dominant Obiri reclaims 5,000m crown at KDF event
* Were retained men's 110m hurdles title in 14.20 seconds, beating teammate Michael Musyoka to second place in 14.29 as William Mbevi (LAB) settled third in 15.24.
* Tabunda dethroned champion Jane Chege (Mtongwe) in the women's 100m hurdles, clocking 14.84 against Chege's 15.40

(Runner's WoOlympic Champs and Breakout Stars Shine at the Sound Running Track Meet
With the Games just around the corner, runners nabbed PRs, national records, and Olympic standardsrld) Athletics:

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Track Meet - The American Track League Kicks Off
Matthew Centrowitz cranked off his fastest 1500 since the ’19 World Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Roundup: All-Time Marks Highlights Conference Championships Weekend

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Mikkola Set Javelin MR With Huge Win
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: 10 years later, athlete Samuel Wanjiru's family focuses on inquest
* Samuel Kamau Wanjiru’s mother Hanna Wanjiru and his widow Triza Njeri said they were focused on the death inquest taking place at a Nairobi court

(Spikes) Athletics: Start-Up by Andreas Bechmann
As a decathlete, it’s probably in my genes to try to do 10 different things at once

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Van Buskirk runs PB, gets under Olympic standard in 5,000m
Toronto native ran race in 14 minutes 59.8 seconds at L.A. meet

(Daily Nation) Athletics: US-based Kenyan sprinter qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
* The 20-year-old Mpoke clocked 48.89 seconds to win his 400m hurdles on Saturday during the South Eastern Conference Outdoor Championships at the E.B Cushing Stadium, Texas, United States
* Mpoke met the Olympic qualifying standard by 0.01 seconds to also improved his personal best within three weeks by 0.72 seconds
* Mpoke becomes third athlete from Kenya to qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games in sprint events after Hellen Syombua and Emmanuel Korir all in 400m

(The Guardian) Athletics: The remarkable story of Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympian

(WA) Athletics: Ekiru and Gebrekidan break Italian all-comers’ records in Milan

(AW) Athletics: Breakthrough win for Katie Snowden
Brit wins 1500m in style at Sound Running Track Meet in California as Laura Muir, Matt Centrowitz and Trayvon Bromell also impress

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Andrea Seccafien smashes Canadian record, Olympic standard in L.A.

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Harrison Jumps To No. 2 In Collegiate History

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Little Made Big 400H History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Milano Marathon - Milan, Italy

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(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: Why doesn't Japan cancel the Games?
The Tokyo Olympics are now just over two months away and calls to ditch the Games in the face of the pandemic are getting louder by the day. So why isn't Japan talking about cancelling the Games? The answer as it turns out, is not that simple

(HellStriker) Athletics: Hanna Green Interview
Hanna Green is an American track and field athlete, known for middle-distance races, primarily 800 meters. She went to high school at Greater Latrobe Senior High School in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She won the IAAF Diamond League Meeting de Paris 800 in 1:58.39 in 2019

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Titus Ekiru going for glory in Milano Marathon
* The race will begin at 8am Kenyan time
* At least 120 participants are expected to compete with many of the athletes using the race to attain the Olympic Games qualification mark

(NBC) Triathlon: Triathletes Taylor Knibb, Morgan Pearson qualify for U.S. Olympic team

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: World Athletics president says COVID-19 vaccine a big factor in making Tokyo Games happen

(CBC) Athletics: Andrea Seccafien smashes Canadian record, Olympic standard in L.A.
Guelph, Ont., runner posted a time of 31 minutes, 13.94 seconds

(ITU) Triathlon: Taylor Knibb heading to Tokyo after huge WTCS Yokohama win
Blummenfelt hangs tough in Yokohama for season-opener gold

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Antidepressants Almost Cost This Olympian Her Career

(Frontiers in Sport and Active Living) Athletics: Effect of Advanced Shoe Technology on the Evolution of Road Race Times in Male and Female Elite Runners
(Podium Runner) The Latest Research on Super Shoes and Fast Marathon Times
World Athletics looked into eight years of performance improvements, and some crazy statisticians from Cornell reviewed thousands of web photos — and they have numbers

(SMH) Olympics: Trevails of Tokyo 2020 recall the lost Games of 1940

(Dai Sport) Athletics: Hurdles Legend Dai Greene Leads Powerful Welsh Athletics Squad For Loughborough International

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Comenentia Completed Historic Double In 2018
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships
Collegiate Record: Nuguse Solos 1500 All-Time Best

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(ESPN) Athletics: Why Dina Asher-Smith believes it's the right time to speak openly about mental health

(The Spun) Athletics: Q&A With Allyson Felix: Using Her Platform For Change, Training During COVID-19, USA Track & Field Legacy

(WA) Athletics: Boosted by World Relays, South Africa's Simbine is focused on the fast road to Tokyo

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen set for 1500m in Gateshead

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 315: Lauren Paquette – Take a chance on yourself; Training with NAZ Elite
Lauren Paquette is racing the 5,000m at the Sound Running event this weekend and she joins us on the podcast today. She is one of the newest members of Hoka One One NAZ Elite and we get to learn all about her journey to joining the team in this episode

(AW) Athletics: James Ellington on his comeback from near fatal motorbike crash
Sprinter opens up about his recovery from near fatal motorbike crash in 2017, the psychological impact it had on him, his goals for the Olympic trials and Tokyo and much more

(Chicago Tribune) Olympics: Holding the Tokyo Summer Olympics during COVID will showcase the IOC’s arrogance

(EA) Athletics: Jacobs breaks Italian 100m record with 9.95 in Savona
European indoor champion Marcell Lamont Jacobs blasted to an Italian 100m record and sub-10 second clocking in his first individual race since winning over 60m in Torun at the Meeting di Savona on Thursday (13), a European Athletics Area Permit Meeting

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith begins outdoor season with win in Savona
British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith began her outdoor season with an impressive win over 200m in Savona, Italy.
(The Guardian) Dina Asher-Smith lays down Tokyo marker with 200m win
British sprinter powers home in 22.56sec in Savona, Italy - Asher-Smith’s first 200m race since 2019 world championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Ellerbe Won After Film Review In 1939
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(ESPN) Cycling: Women's Tour de France set for 2022 according to Tour director

(BA) Athletics: Futures Athletes To Take To The Stage In Gateshead

(Tri247) Triathlon:WTCS Yokohama - Elite Women preview
World Triathlon is back: WT(C)S Yokohama Men’s preview

(Women's Running) Athletics: How First-Year Nike Pro Sinclaire Johnson is Training to Compete in the Big Leagues
The Bowerman Track Club rookie reveals some of her favorite workouts (and the toughest ones, too)

(RunRepeat) Running: Running Boom: 28.76% of runners started during the pandemic
We surveyed 3,961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. We wanted to learn about their motivations for running, whether they’ll participate in races, and how they differ from those that began before COVID

(The Star) Athletics: Officials sweat over Eldoret's readiness to host Olympics trials
* Slow works at Kipchoge Keino Stadium raises doubts whether Eldoret will be ready to host the national trials in June
* Mutai was speaking during a press briefing on the plans for the Eldoret Marathon, set for June 6
* Athletes have also been urged to register for the Eldoret Marathon before the June 2 deadline

(The Guardian) Athletics: Linford Christie: Britain’s fastest ever sprinter on race, patriotism and persistence
From running to the shops in Jamaica to wrapping himself in the Union Jack, the Olympian has had phenomenal highs and bruising lows. He looks back on an extraordinary life in athletics

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Athletics should embrace gimmicks - why not let Jonny May and Kyle Walker race each other?
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf was given a 100m lane at the USATF Golden Games last weekend, bringing more eyes to the event

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes - Food Freedom
Carrie chats with Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes, a registered dietician and host of the Female Athlete Nutrition Podcast! They talk about having food freedom, intuitive eating, overcoming disordered eating, how she is living proof you can have a healthy relationship with food and athletics, and so much more!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World U-20 organisers receive first batch of equipment
* LOC chairman Jack Tuwei received the consignment from World Athletics sponsors Asics at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani ahead of the August event
* Tuwei, who is also the Athletics Kenya chairman, said that a team from World Athletics is expected in the country next month for the final inspection
* LOC chief executive officer Mike Rabar said he is happy everything is taking shape with 97 days to the championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Saunders Won Back-To-Back SP Titles, Set CR
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(ITU) Triathlon: Crucial women’s season opener in Yokohama as Zaferes bids for big return to Japan
Vincent Luis the man to beat for Yokohama season opener

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah: Four-time Olympic champion named in British team for European 10,000m Cup
Britain's four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah is set to compete on home soil for the first time since 2017 at the European 10,000m Cup in June

(Team USA) Triathlon: This is How U.S. Triathletes Qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

(Times of India) Athletics: US track and field team cancels Olympic training camp in Japan

(AP) Athletics: Still too fast: Caster Semenya arrested for speeding

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - ‘Don’t let them hold you back’ - Mo Farah on dealing with racism in sport
The four-time Olympic champion says he has sometimes questioned why he sometimes gets negative press attention, which he says can be “harsh” at times in the UK. Farah says he has never experienced racism first hand in athletics, but believes sport can help break down divisions and hopes discrimination will be eradicated in his children’s lifetime

(CBC) Athletics:
(WA) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson, history maker

(The Star) Athletics: Mung'ara, Kirui to chase Milano marathon titles on Sunday
* Mung'ara said despite starting running a few years ago, he has achieved a lot and wants to prove that it is still possible for an athlete to compete deep into the 40s
* Kenyan Bornes Kitur will lead the women's chase alongside Ruti Aga, Azmera Gebru and Desu Sado

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: McCullouch Ran Legendary Times At NCAAs
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(KFGO) Athletics: Kenya’s Cheruiyot adjusts to reality of preparing for the Olympics in a pandemic

(The Telegraph) Running: 'Super shoes' are a gamechanger - they turned me into a turbo-charged runner
In just a few days, and without any training, I ran 5km almost an entire minute faster than I ever have thanks to 'super shoes'

(WA) Athletics: 100 ones to watch in Tokyo: long distance

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 160 with Stephanie Howe and Jorge Maravilla
"All of this adversity that we’ve been dealing with, you know, adversity is nothing new to me. I’m officially claiming that I’m the dean of Adversity University. As an immigrant, as a brown-skinned man, as someone—who, Spanish is my first language—having to always assimilate, having to always adapt, having always to comfort others with the comfort of who you are, those are just daily adversity situations and circumstances that I’ve existed with, so adversity is nothing new. And I’ve dealt with so many other adversities, from emotional to life, just like everybody else. We all have our stuff and it’s how you face and deal with those things that build up your character, you know? It’s no different than, ‘Sure, maybe I’ve placed well in a certain race,’ and honestly I hate to say this but I can care less how well I do or not, but that moment we described earlier where it took me 3-1/2 hours to walk 7 miles while I watched Stephanie win Western States—that to me was very character-building and a really, really important part of who and what I am today and how I can utilize that as a skillset and a toolset to face life."

(Fox Sports) Olympics: Fake cheers and angry protests: Inside the eerie reality of COVID-era Olympics

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 - 'This is my moment' - Pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw going for Olympic gold
Holly Bradshaw has missed out on a medal in the last two Olympics, but she is hopeful that she has prepared well physically and mentally for the strangest of competition years. She says whoever deals with Covid restrictions best is likely to pick up a medal, and she thinks she has coped well for the past 14 months

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Hook ‘Em, Leo: Manzano Made 1500 History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(AM NY) Athletics: NYRR to allow increase in runners after easing of COVID-19 restrictions

(CBC) Athletics: Bishop-Nriagu is 3rd in 800m at California track meet,
Canadian Melissa Bishop-Nriagu finished third in a season-best time of 1:58.62 at the USATF Golden Games

(Runner's World) Athletics: Runners Get Olympic Qualifying Times, World-Leading Marks, and PRs at USATF Golden Games
Several athletes established themselves as Olympic medal contenders

(WA) Athletics: After a year of pandemic setbacks and challenges, athlete refugees now eyeing Tokyo berths

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Yohan Blake drops hint of return to form with 10.05 seconds
Wins for Gayle, Jackson, Russell at JAAA meet at GC Foster College

(The Independent) Athletics: Allyson Felix and Noah Lyles shine at Golden Games as NFL star DK Metcalf exceeds expectations

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Seahawks Star DK Metcalf's 100-Meter Dash Performance Was More Impressive Than Some Believe
Challenged by USA Track and Field to test his speed against some of the fastest sprinters in the world, Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf put up a more than respectable performance in the 100-meter in Sunday afternoon's Golden Games

(BBC) Athletics: Jemma Reekie beats Laura Muir to win 800m at Golden Games
Great Britain's Jemma Reekie ran an outdoor personal best as she won the 800m at the Golden Games in California in the United States

(Diamond League) Athletics: Muir to headline 1500m in Gateshead

(CBC) Athletics: Justyn Knight books Olympic ticket after beating 1,500-metre standard
Canadian runner beats Tokyo qualifying mark with personal-best time of 3:33.41

(The Guardian) Athletics: NFL star DK Metcalf finishes last with time of 10.37sec in 100m debut
Seattle Seahawks star had wanted spot at US Olympic trials - Receiver finishes ninth out of nine in California race

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Walton Started It All In The 800
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Justin Gatlin part of test event at stadium
Justin Gatlin was one of 420 athletes to take part in a test event at an empty Olympic stadium as preparations continue for the delayed Tokyo games

(France24) Athletics: Gatlin eyes gold at Tokyo Olympics and beyond

(WA) Athletics: From Silesia to Nairobi for South Africa’s rising 400m star Pillay

(LA Daily News) Athletics: Brazier, Hoppel lead U.S. resurgence seeking Olympic gold in middle distances
Brazier and Hoppel, among the headliners at the USATF Golden Games at Mt. SAC on Sunday, are at the forefront of a generation of Americans that has returned the U.S. place of prominence in global middle distance running

(CBC) Athletics: Tokyo's Olympic Stadium holds track and field test event, minus fans
Sunday's event involved 420 athletes, including 9 who came from abroad

(ITU) Triathlon: 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series ready for launch
Get ready for a season like no other with World Triathlon and as the world's greatest triathletes battle it out to become 2021 World Triathlon Champion

(AW0 Athletics: Jake Smith on the shock of winning his debut marathon as a pacemaker
Distance runner on his achievements at the Cheshire Elite Marathon, describing himself as Forrest Gump and his Tokyo ambitions in the 10,000m

(The Asahi Shimbun) Oylpics: Tokyo hospital posts messages on windows: ‘Stop Olympics’

(AW) Athletics: Morgan Lake hopes to pass on inspiration in Manchester
High jumper explains how important domestic competitions like this month’s Manchester Invitational are as she prepares for the Tokyo Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Rupp Capped Sensational Senior Year In 2009
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

USATF Golden Games and Distance Open at Mt. SAC - Walnut, CA

World Athletics Continental Tour Gold - Tokyo, Japan

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamina, Ndanu star in World U-20 pre-trials in Machakos
* The World Athletics Under-20 Championships will be held from August 17 to 22 at Kasarani
* AK will select its team for the world event on July 1 to 3 at the Nyayo National Stadium

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiplimo starts hunt for Olympics ticket

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Ichiyama and Kipkoech Win Sapporo Olympic Test Event Half Marathon

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Coates says Brisbane 2032 on "last lap" as IOC begins due diligence prior to awarding Game
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates says Brisbane 2032 is on the final lap, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conducting due diligence ahead of confirming the city as host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

(WA) Athletics: Irena Szewinska: The first lady of Polish sport

(WA) Athletics: Athletes to target Tokyo at Oceania Invitational Series

(NY Times) Athletics: The Boston Marathon Field Is Really Fast
Organizers of the Boston Marathon had no idea what to expect when they opened registration for the 2021 race earlier this year

(WA) Athletics: Strong fields head to Mt SAC for USATF Golden Games

Mail&Guardian) Athletics: Semenya magic rubs off on Glenrose Xaba

(Kyodo News) Olympics: History shows importance of holding Tokyo Olympics in 2021

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Gipson, Ugen Made Long Jump History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(The Guardian) Athletics: NFL star DK Metcalf’s Olympic bid met with skepticism: ‘They will destroy him’
Metcalf to run 100m on Sunday at USATF Golden Games meet - Seahawks star clocked top speed of 22.64mph during NFL game

(AW) Athletics: USATF Golden Games lives up to its name
Laura Muir, Sha’Carri Richardson, Donavan Brazier and Shaunae Miller-Uibo are part of a power-packed line-up at the Continental Tour Gold meet in Walnut, United States, this weekend

(Diamond League) Athletics: Duplantis heads red-hot pole vault field in Gateshead

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Sasha Wolff - Founder of Still I Run; Running for Mental Health
Sasha Wolff is the founder of Still I Run. Still I Run is a community where people can share their experience of dealing with depression/anxiety etc. through running or any other type of physical activity

(Daily Mail) Athletics: London Stadium bosses fork out around £1.8m to relocate this summer's Anniversary Games to the north, casting fresh doubt over the long-term future of track and field events in the capital
* London Stadium bosses have paid to relocate this summer's Anniversary Games
* The fee paid by the London Legacy Development Corporation was around £1.8m
* UKA had threatened legal action to stay at the home of the 2012 Olympics
* However, they have now confirmed they will go elsewhere as a result
* Gateshead and Manchester are willing to step up and host the event this year

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: The Elusive Art of Predicting Running Injuries
Researchers are searching for telltale clues in your strength, flexibility, or body position that signal an impending injury. It’s harder than you think

Athletics:: Grandma’s Marathon A Go For June 2021
Minnesota Plans to Loosen COVID-19 Restrictions Before Race Weekend

(AW) Athletics: The rise of Team New Balance Manchester
Coach Steve Vernon and athletes such as Jonny Mellor and Ciara Mageean explain the growing success of their training group

(BBC) Athletics: Anita Neil: Britain's first black female Olympian a 'hero pioneer'
Britain's first black female Olympian has spoken of her pride at being named a "hero pioneer" by Team GB

(Reuters) Athletics: Adidas launches Reebok auction, China row may dent Asian interest -sources

(The Age) Athletics: Life after Usain Bolt: who can be the fastest of them all?

(AP News) Athletics: Olympic track and field champion Tamara Press dies at 83

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

(USATF) Athletics: Bromell’s 100m win earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Lawson Completed “Jesse Owens Triple” In 2016
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(Daily Nation) Athletics: World marathon champion Chepng'etich eyes stellar Olympics show
* The 26-year-old received a state-of-the-art LG Artificial Intelligence (AI) DD washing machine worth Sh92,000.
* Veteeran coach Julius Kirwa said that he was closely following Chepng'etich's training program and remained optimistic of good results in Tokyo

(Triathlete Magazine) Triathlon: Why The Lionel Sanders vs. Sam Long Rivalry is So Good for Triathlon
The two athletes’ willingness to lay it all on the line and say it like they mean i - with a mutual respect for each other - makes this rivalry one to watch for years to com

(Peop;e) Triathlon: Athlete Dies During Swimming Portion of Ironman Competition in Utah
"The athlete received immediate medical attention upon swim safety personnel recognizing the distressed athlete during the swim portion of Saturday's race," a statement released by Ironman said about the unnamed man

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: The Olympic struggle
Candian 800m champ and Olympic hopeful Madeleine Kelly talks about the inherent inequality of the World Athletics ranking system and how it's affecting Canadian athletes

(The Voice Online) Athletics: Team GB will be looking good at Tokyo Olympics as adidas reveal new kit for greatest show on Earth
Following a year of uncertainty, unprecedented challenges and unique circumstances, Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes will compete together in a kit that represents unity in diversity

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eldoret City Marathon set for June 6
* In the last edition in 2019, Valary Aiyabei won the race after clocking 2 hours 27 minutes and 17 seconds ahead of Vivian Kiplagat (2:28:06) and Elizabeth Rumokol (2:33:01).
* In the men’s category, Mathew Kisorio won the race in 2:12:38 ahead of David Cheboswony, who timed 2:12:51, with Kenneth Rotich coming third in 2:15:43

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Keturah Orji - It’s OK if You’re Different
Carrie chats with Olympian Keturah Orji! They talk about her journey into the sport and how she became the NCAA Collegiate Woman of the Decade, how she has triple-jumped further than anyone in American History, her mindset going into the Olympics where she finished 4th in 2016, her current training, her mentorship program for girls, and so much more!

(The Sttar) Athletics: Tokyo organisers delivered on Covid-19 protocols, says Coe
* Six international athletes participated in the event in the northern city and had to go through stringent testing protocols before and after entering Japan.
* Organisers urged spectators not to come and watch the race, with event staff holding signs reading: “To prevent infection, please refrain from watching.”

(Stuff NZ) Triathlon: Virtual victory gives Kiwi Ironwoman a crack at Kona
After recovering from burn-out, Kiwi triathlete Vanessa Murray is returning for a second shot at the giant of Ironman events in Kona, having won an online challenge

(Sports Illustrated) Health and Fitness: Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50 2021

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

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

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Plab Reached Lofty Heights In NCAA HJ
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(Independent.IE) Athletics: ‘We’re still very hopeful’ – Decision on 2021 Dublin Marathon to be announced on June 25

(Morning Star) Athletics: Sebastian Coe still confident Games will go ahead

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans attain Olympic qualification times
* Kwemoi has already achieved the standard of 27:28.00 with his personal best 27:25.73 in December
* They join 50 athletes who have so far attained the Tokyo Olympics qualifying standards in different events. The national trials for the Olympics will be held June 26 to 27 in Nairobi

(CBC) Athletics: Overheated expectations won't close speed gap between NFL's DK Metcalf and top Olympic stars
Seattle receiver will run 100 metres at USATF Golden Games track meet on Sunday

(BBC) Athletics: How Holly Bradshaw learned to stop worrying and love the pole vault
There was a bit of Holly Bradshaw that thought maybe she shouldn't have bothered

(WA) Athletics: Obiri and Gidey ready for 3000m showdown in Doha

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Dahlgren Won Back-To-Back HT Titles, Set MR
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(Cycline News) Drugs in Sport: Chris Froome salbutamol case sparked fall-out between UCI and WADA
Both organisations accuse the other of shirking responsibility in decision to clear four-time Tour de France winner

(Guardian NG) Athletics: AFN consults ‘international lawyer’ over kits crisis as athletes set for U.S. trip

(Tri247) Triathlon:PTO adds £12,000 prize purse to Outlaw Half Holkham

(The Telegraph) Oltmpics: No Sadiq Khan, London should not host the Olympics again in 2036
London 2012 was so spectacular it is only natural to want to replicate the momentous occasion - but doing it so soon would reduce its impact

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiprotich picked for Olympics over Mutai

(TASS) Athletics: Russian athletes Sidorova, Ivanyuk officially invited to 2021 Diamond League stage in Doha
The 2021 edition consists of 14 stages and the capital of Qatar, Doha, hosts one of them on May 28

(Irish Times) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Irish athletics team getting stronger
So far, 21 athletes have either qualified or are very close to - four more than in Rio 2016

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Sapporo officials insist Tokyo 2020 marathon test event will go ahead despite COVID-19 concerns
City officials in Sapporo have asked the Central Government for extra help amid rising coronavirus cases but are going ahead with tomorrow’s Tokyo 2020 rehearsal event, the Hokkaido-Sapporo Marathon Festival 2021, despite local criticism

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 159 with Anthony Costales
"Over the last years, the main thing to me when I get into a race, I think what kind of changed my trajectory at least in the road stuff, was that I don’t want to look at times anymore—that was the big thing in the roads: I don’t want to look at times, I just want to compete. People would ask, ‘What are you shooting for?’ I’m like, ‘I just want to compete.’ And that’s kind of been my answer for everyone in most races that I’ve done over the last many years. There’s been a couple times I’ve gone out to a race that the competition, you could tell, wasn’t going to be too stout and you go out for time or a course record on that by yourself, but when there’s big competition, it’s just strictly about competing to me."

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Canadian runner Melissa Bishop-Nriagu books spot in Tokyo Olympics

(Runner's World) Athletics: Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
Athletes have been training for five years—and a top-three finish means representing the U.S. in Tokyo

(Track and Field News) Athletics: World Relays - The Pandemic Takes Its Toll
Devoid of the top 2 medal-winning nations of all time, the U.S. and Jamaica, and also missing notables such as Australia, Bahamas, Canada and Trinidad, the fifth edition of WA’s World Relays might have suffered the loss of some top-end speed in the face of the pandemic, but the medals were real enough

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Peoples Made History One Lap At A Time
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(CBC) Athletics: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu runs under 800m standard 3 months from Tokyo Olympics
Canadian teammates Mitton, Crew, Paralympian Riech also shine at California meet

(NBC) Athletics: DK Metcalf entered in 100m at USATF Golden Games track meet on NBC Sports

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

(WA) Athletics: "We are one big heart" - how Ecuador's 4x100m women made Olympic history in Silesia

(Nicole DeBoom) Athletics: 199 – How She Does It with Pro Runner Molly Huddle

(Dyestat) Athletics:Addy Townsend Sees Hard Work, Sustained Health Paying Off With Breakthrough Performances
Former Canadian Olympian Brit Townsend Guiding Her Daughter Toward Elite Realm Of Distance Running, Including Recent Personal Bests in 800 and 1,500

(The Player's Tribune) Women in Sport: 26.2 in My Shoes
Fifty-four years ago, I got away with a crime. I’m still proud of it today

(American Track League) Athletics: American Track League Announces Summer ESPN Date
The American Track League has teamed up with Sound Running, Iowa High Performances, Music City Track Classic, and the Ed Murphey Classic to build a 10 meet outdoor series in the US this Summer! The American Track League will be broadcast LIVE on ESPN and for the track super fans we will offer “Under the Lights” extended event coverage

(EA) Athletics: Van Diepen anchors the Netherlands to 4x400m victory at World Athletics Relays

(Japan Times) Athletics: Six foreign athletes to participate in Olympic marathon test event in Sapporo

(CTV) Cycling: Ottawa's Mike Woods ends Tour de Romandie in fifth after Saturday stage win

(The Star) Athletics: Jepkorir eyes Olympics after winning Nelson Mandela race
* After landing in the country on Sunday morning, the Iten-based runner said her experience in South Africa was awesome and has boosted her morale to don the national colours again.
* She said she is keen to improve on her 4th place posted in 10,000m during the national trials for World Championships two years ago in Doha

(AW) Athletics: Thrills and spills on final day of World Athletics Relays
Dropped batons and botched exchanges add to the drama as titles go to Italy, South Africa, Cuba, Poland and Germany in Chorzow

(Daily Nation) Athletics" Another silver for Kenya as World Relays conclude
* According to Joan Cherono, the race was good despite the cold conditions
* "It’s a big achievement and running a national record was not a joke despite the chilly weather. We have set the goal and next time we shall improve our performance," said Cherono
* Kenya was competing against Ecuador, Ireland, Denmark and Poland in the category

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: KU’s Lokedi Set 10K MR In 2018
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(WA) Athletics: Double delight for Italy on thrilling second day in Silesia
(BBC) Great Britain women win 4x400m bronze at World Athletics Relays event

(Podium Runner) Athletics: You Can’t Be a Champion Without “Sisu”
Four Finnish runners explain the nuanced meanings of "sisu," the legendary trait that epitomizes the essence of great distance runners

(AW) Athletics: Poland and Germany victorious on first day of World Athletics Relays
Opening day in Chorzow sees a couple of titles decided as 23 teams in total qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

(The Spectrum) Triathlon: Late sprint gives Sanders 3rd St. George IRONMAN title in tight race
(Tri247) Daniela Ryf wins again: IRONMAN 70.3 St. George

(Wales Online) Athletics: The world champion athlete living on £1,500 a year and relying on homemade gym to get to the Olympics
At one point Dai Greene was the reigning World, European, and Commonwealth champion in the 400m hurdles. Now, as he bids to make the Tokyo Olympics, he's doing shifts at a pizza takeaway to make ends meet

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Roundup - All-Time Mark For Davis, Other Collegians

(Women's Running) Athletics: A Cast of All Men Contemplate if Alberto Salazar is a Victim or a Villain in a New Documentary. Surprise! They Get it Wrong
Lacking a diversity of perspectives, “Nike’s Big Bet” misses the mark on athlete abuse

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Jeff Galloway May Be the Most Important Person in the History of the Running Movement
Galloway has done more for the sport of running than anyone I ever met, no matter what you think of "Gallowalking."

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Irish Mixed 4x400M Relay Qualify For Olympics After Breaking National Record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Silver, bronze for Kenya in World Relays opener
* Korir and Rotich clocked a season's best 3:41.79 for silver with Slovenia's Anita Horvat and Zan Rudolf also posting a season best of 3:41.95 to settle for bronz

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Can Ereng Kick It? Yes, He Can!
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(AW) Athletics: Karoline Grøvdal runs 14:39 5km in Norway
Norwegian runner runs two seconds quicker than Beth Potter’s 14:41 to produce the fastest ever time by a woman in a 5km race but, like the Briton’s mark, it looks unlikely to be ratified

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why Des Linden Still Loves the Pursuit
The two-time Olympian is motivated for this year’s Boston Marathon, even as she considers a prospective career as an ultrarunner

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Canada’s Olympic team doctor expects all athletes to be vaccinated before Tokyo Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans chase medals in Poland championship
* Biennial competition attracts top runners
* Jerop and Rotich line up in the mixed relays final tonight in the Polish city of Silesia

(WA) Athletics: 100 ones to watch in Tokyo: middle-distance

(NY Times) Athletics: Road Racing Is Coming Back. Really, This Time

(USATF) Athletics: Winkler’s hammer win earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse continues quick start to season at North Florida Invitational
Canadian follows 9.99 opener with 10.05 in 100 metres to place 2nd at Friday meet

(NY Post) Athletics: Olympian plans hunger strike to protest police brutality in home country

(New Baalnce) Athletics: Due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Balance has decided to cancel the 2021 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: "California Comet" Doubled Up At NCAAs
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