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    May 31, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Diamond League) Athletics: Bol to make London debut
Dutch 400m hurdles star and 400m indoor world record holder Femke Bol will make her first ever appearance at the Wanda Diamond League London in July.

(Duke Law) Women in Sport: Comparing Athletic Performances: The Best Elite Women to Boys and Men

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mary Moraa opts out of Florence, Paris Diamond League meets
* Sang said his Moraa will race in 800m and 400m at the police meet ahead of her debut in the Lausanne leg of the Diamond League on July 25

(BBBC) Athletics: Mike McFarlane: Great Britain's Olympic medallist dies aged 63
reat Britain's Olympic silver medallist Mike McFarlane has died at the age of 63

Athletics: Goucher joins as analyst, WDIO & Townsquare team up for Grandma’s Marathon Weekend
Major Media Partners Will Simulcast 2023 Race Coverage

(Toronto Star) Women in Sport: In the difficult decisions around gender and sport, we should aim to do the least harm
Transgender individuals have certainly borne more than their share of stigma, but we should also be aware of what’s fair when debating inclusion in athletics.

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei: What motivates an athlete who has won almost everything?
The Ugandan has a resume filled with gold medals and world records, yet the dream of becoming an all-time great still makes him hungry for more

(CTV) Running: Beware the angry birds near the Rideau Canal
Nesting red-winged blackbirds are back in Ottawa, another sign spring has returned. But people running near the Rideau Canal say they've been hit by a wave of unexpected attacks

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Earlier LRT start for Sunday's Ottawa marathon 'impossible,' OC Transpo told race organizers
"They said it just wasn't possible. They'd have to adjust the maintenance schedule that's already in place and they can't make that happen."

(BroBible) Athletics: German Runner Alica Schmidt Goes Viral On Instagram For Latest Must-See Video

(Tri247) Triathlon: Ashleigh Gentle to tackle ‘unbeatable’ Ryf on home roads at IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland>

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: 2023 Florence Diamond League preview: Full schedule and how to watch
Olympic 100m gold medallist Marcell Jacobs is expected to finally race world champion Fred Kerley at the 2023 Golden Gala meeting, which takes place on 2 June. The Italian pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Rabat with a back injury

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Nevada Dems To Fine Schools $5K Per Day For Not Allowing Biological Males In Girls Sports

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Emily Bridges is told the idea trans women have 'no advantage' in competition is 'absolute NONSENSE' by leading women's sports lobby group... after British Cycling BANNED trans women from female events
* The organisation will instead change their current men's category to 'open'
* Bridges later shared a statement calling the decision 'a violent act' on Instagram
* Ruling is likely to put pressure on the sport's international federation, the UCI

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wightman and Hudson-Smith eye home advantage in London
British stars Jake Wightman and Matthew Hudson-Smith will compete in front of their home crowd at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in London in July.
(Globe and Mail) Athletics: I’ll be more ready:’ Canadian decathlete LePage aims to build on Hypo Meeting win

(Yahoo) Women in Sport:Alabama expands ban on trans athletes to include college teams

(WA) Athletics: From Bathurst to Budapest, Chebet is motivated for more

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepchirchir sends tongues wagging with victory in Italy
* The coach said that she was brought to her attention by Jepkosgei who saw her talent and he took her in and she has never disappointed because she has grown gradually especially from junior transiting to the senior category
* “She is still young and I believe that she will be able to achieve more because her training has been consistent and she is a disciplined athlete,” he added

    May 30, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Olympic gold medalist takes issue with transgender athletes' participation in girls and women's sports
Daley Thompson won two Olympic gold medals in the decathlon

(MMU) Womern in Sport: University joins forces with UK Sports Institute on female athlete health
Effect of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraception on performance will be focus of research

(ESW) Athletics: RaceRaves announces Best Marathons in the U.S.
Nationwide poll crowns the top marathon in all 50 states

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Father of high school female skier who lost state title to transgender says competition 'not fair' for girls
'You ruin women's sports by allowing males to compete in women's sports,' the father said

(Daily Camera*) Athletics: Conner Mantz makes history at 43rd Bolder Boulder
Emily Durgin surges to women’s pro race victory
Bolder Boulder: Molly Grabill leans on local training to win women’s citizen’s race

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Five Key Takeaways from the Rabat Diamond League

(Women's Rights Network) Women in Sport: Is Your Sport Fair?
We’ve awarded Fair Sport Awards to those UK sports that have policies that are fair to women and girls

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Photo Gallery: Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Trans runners who ditched California race shouldn't have been able to compete as women in first place: Athlete
Two transgender athletes dropped out of the preliminary track and field finals, citing negative pressure

(The Star) Athletics: Kimaiyo to lead Kenyan trio at Stockholm Marathon
* The 37-year-old will be aiming to lower his personal best of 2:09:12 that he set at the Shanghai Marathon China in November 2017 as he makes his debut in Sweden.
* The Kenya trio will face a stiff competition from an Ethiopian quintet led by the world junior record holder Tsegaye Mekonnen

(Daily Nation) Athletics: I will rise again, says Omanyala after loss
* Kip Keino Classic champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi retained the men’s 800m title in 1:44.36, edging out compatriot and Commonwealth champion Wycliffe Kinyamal to second place in 1:44.73
* Commonwealth champion Abraham Kibiwott was third in men’s steeplechase in 8:05.51. Olympic and world champion Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco won the title in a meet record and personal best time of 7:56.68

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Perfect 10? Well, Pierce LePage’s javelin throw felt perfect as he beat Olympic decathlon champion Damian Warner at the Hypo Meeting

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: UCI must follow British Cycling's lead and change transgender policy before World Championships
When individuals believe 'this may kill the sport' and are considering leaving cycling, that threat is real

(Olympic CHannel) Athletics: 2023 Florence Diamond League preview: Full schedule and how to watch
Olympic 100m gold medallist Marcell Jacobs is expected to finally race world champion Fred Kerley at the 2023 Golden Gala meeting, which takes place on 2 June. The Italian pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Rabat with a back injury

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tributes pour in for Kenyan athlete killed in hit and run accident
* Kosgei was hit by a matatu along the Lessos-Kapsabet road on Friday evening and died on the spot

(WA) Athletics: Athletes React: Lyles on his 19.31 200m gold medal run in Oregon

(Diamond League) Athletics: World record breaker Crouser to headline in Silesia
The Wanda Diamond League meeting in Silesia on July 16th will feature US shot put star Ryan Crouser, who recently broke the world record for the second time

    May 29, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan admits her recent injury makes World Championship gold less likely
Eilish McColgan says winning gold at this summer's World Championships is a "pipe dream" and she is instead focusing on breaking the 30-minute barrier in the 10,000m

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Fred Kerley’s coach Alleyne Francique: How to train to be an Olympic 100m runner
Alleyne Francique, coach of 100m world champion and Olympic silver medallist Fred Kerley, spoke to Olympics.com about the training techniques used by the short-distance runner, including a weekly training plan Kerley uses during a typical peak training week

(WA) Athletics: El Bakkali, Tsegay and Mahuchikh impress in Rabat

(Inside the Games) Athletics: USATF optimistic about raising profile of athletics before 2028 Olympics after first Los Angeles Grand
USA Track & Field (USATF) have pledged their full support to the Los Angeles Grand Prix as part of its strategy to help raise interest in the sport before the 2028 Olympic Games in the Californian city

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: California athletic officials threaten to call off high school track meet as pro-women in sports activists storm stands days after trans runner cost girl spot in preliminary final and then no-showed
* Protesters were kicked out of the California Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championships on Saturday
* Similar protesters clashed at event last week where trans athlete Athena Ryan came second
* Organizers threatened to call off the track meet after spotting the banners saying 'PROTECT FEMALE SPORTS,' and'SPEAK UP 4 GIRLS'

(CTV) Athletics: Runners suffer heat exhaustion, injuries during a hot Ottawa Race Weekend

(Diamond League) Athletics: World record on the cards as Ingebrigtsens head to Paris and Oslo
Norwegian middle distance star Jakob Ingebrigtsen is eyeing a world record ahead of two Wanda Diamond League appearances in Paris and Oslo next month

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Cyclists No Show Post-Race Podium After Biological Male Finishes 1St In Female Race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kerley beats Omanyala to win 100m race in Rabat
* Norwegian Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen stamped his authority to easily win the men’s 1,500m in season’s best of three minutes and 32.59 seconds.
* Kenya’s world indoor bronze medallist Abel Kipsang sunk to fifth place in 3:34.46

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Canada’s LePage wins Hypo Meeting decathlon event, Warner finishes second

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Peerless Moraa retains Rabat title in season's best
* Other Kenyans, the 2018 world under-20 silver medallist Leonard Bett and Olympic bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen clocked 8:14.42 and 8:15.58 to finish fifth and seventh respectively

(Diamond League) Athletics: Meeting Record’s Galore in Rabat
The event finished with fireworks, with Home Favorite Soufiane El Bakkali, running a Personal Best of 7:56.68, to the delight of the Moroccan spectators. Fred Kerley also ran well, breaking the Meeting Record and dipping under 10 seconds (9.94)

(EA) Athletics: Farken's comeback gathers pace with 3:32.10 1500m in Rehlingen
Germany’s Robert Farken made an emphatic return at his specialist distance at the 58th edition of the Pfingstsportfest Rehlingen, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting, on Sunday (28) evening

(The GuardiJohnson-Thompson ‘can see a path back’ after second-place finish in Götzis
Briton second to Anna Hall at prestigious Hypomeeting - Johnson-Thompson: ‘I have blown the cobwebs off’an) Athletics:
(BBC) Katarina Johnson-Thompson second in heptathlon return at HypoMeeting
Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson finished second on her return to the heptathlon as America's Anna Hall claimed gold at the HypoMeeting

Bolder Boulder 10K - Boulder, CO

    May 28, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Hall scores 6988 to win Götzis heptathlon, LePage takes decathlon

(CBC) Athletics: Decathlete LePage earns 1st international win at Hypo Meeting, halting Warner win streak
Reigning world silver medallist from Whitby, Ont., 1 point shy of personal best

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Rabat Diamond League: Wanyonyi destroys 800m field
* Kinyamal settled second in 1:44.73 as Frenchman Benjamin Robert timed season’s best 1:45.05 for third in a race where the Olympic and world champion Emmanuel Korir came in eighth in 1:48.42

Athletics: Ethiopian runners take top prize in the 2023 Tartan Ottawa International Marathon
Over 27,500 registered participants in 2023 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Canadian Olympian Malindi Elmore delivers fantastic finish in women's marathon

(Tri247) Triathlon: Gwen Jorgensen bid for Paris Olympics suffers setback at WTCS Cagliari

(CBC) Athletics: Moh Ahmed edges Cam Levin to capture Canadian 10K championship in Ottawa
Natasha Wodak tops women's standings for back-to-back title, 3rd overall

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Talented Sophie O'Sullivan Joins Mother Sonia In Irish 1500m Elite

(The Guadian NG) Athletics: Kenya’s Ebenyo smashes Okpekpe Road Race record

(The Guardian) Athletics: Olympic champion Ryan Crouser shatters own shot put world record
Crouser breaks own world mark with 23.56m throw in LA - US sprint star Sha’Carri Richardson among scratches in 100m

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Rejeanne Fairhead, 96, 'inspiring a city' with world-record run
After establishing a Canadian record in the women's plus-95 age group during the five-kilometre race a year ago, Rejeanne Fairhead was back this time for an even bigger prize. The world record was on the line

Athletics: Natasha Wodak and Moh Ahmed win top spots at Canadian 10K Championships
Rejeanne Fairhead, 96, set a new 5K World Record.

(CBC) Athletics: Camryn Rogers breaks own Canadian hammer throw record at Los Angeles Grand Prix
24-year-old sets mark of 78.62 metres to win gold, ranking 5th in all time best shots

(EA) Athletics: Bol opens outdoor season with a world leading 53.12 in Oordegem
Femke Bol began her outdoor campaign with her fastest ever season’s opener in the 400m hurdles at the IFAM Meeting in Oordegem in Belgium, a World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger event, on Saturday

(Unherd) Women in Sport: British Cycling’s trans ruling isn’t ‘furthering genocide’

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Running wild: Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend kicks off
In the Ottawa 10K, Olympians Moh Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont., and Natasha Wodak of North Vancouver, B.C., won the annual Canadian road race championships for that distance

(WA) Athletics: Hall and Warner lead after day one in Götzis

(WA) Athletics:Crouser breaks world shot put record with 23.56m in Los Angeles

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: For a Better Workout, Trick Your Brain
Sometimes getting on the bike or hitting the pavement is more a mental game than a physical one

Diamond League - Rabat, Morocco

Ottawa Race Weekend Marathon - Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Race Weekend Half Marathon - Ottawa, ON

    May 27, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Gold-medallist decathlete Damian Warner wants to add golf to his portfolio

(irish Times) Athletics: Ciara Mageean takes back the Irish 800 metres record in Manchester
She finished second in a highly competitive race behind Australia’s Abbey Caldwell

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Little-known Jeptanui, Kibet win Nandi race
* Jeptanui, who trains in Iten, stormed to victory in the 6km senior women’s race after crossing the finish line in 21 minutes,14.92 seconds ahead of Faith Jepchirchir
* Jeptanui said she had prepared to compete at the Athletics Kenya track and field events which were to take place in Kapsabet but was postponed to next weekend and she decided to try her luck in the race where she bagged victory
* In senior men’s 8km race, Kibet who also trains in Iten, overtook Reuben Longosiwa in the last few kilometres to win the race in 24:29.7

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Two California Transgender High School Track Competitors No Show State Finals; Riley Gaines Calls ‘Em Out

(Women's Running) Athletics: After Enduring a Tragedy, Maggie Montoya is Blossoming as a Marathon Runner
The Bolder Boulder 10K pro race will feature two teams of top American women and Montoya will be among them representing Team USA

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng'etich, Kiviasi dominate Kenya Prisons Championships
* mperious African Games 5,000m champion Lilian Kasait also sealed a double, winning the women's 1,500m final, a day after capturing the 5,000m crown at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani
* At the same time, two-time Africa race walk champion Samuel Gathimba also kept the title in his specialty as Sammy Rugut and Gladys Ngure retained their 400m hurdles titles as well as 110mh and 100mh honours respectively

(The Guardian) Athletics: Emotional Johnson-Thompson rallies with personal best on comeback trail
Heptathlete recovers from slow start with PB in shot put - ‘I can see the path back now so I am really happy’

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Tamarack Race Weekend takes over the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau

(LBC) Women in Sport: Female athlete 'pleased' at British Cycling's ban of trans women in female categories
GB Olympic medalist, Sharon Davies, says that biological women are expected to "move over" to allow trans women to compete in all-female categories, even though they have a "massive biological advantage"

(WA) Athletics: Wins for Rogers and Nur as action kicks off in Los Angeles

(LA Times) Athletics: At 69, Bobby Kersee is track’s ‘mad scientist’ and as influential as ever

(Diamond League) Athletics: Rabat: Where to watch
Watch live coverage and follow live updates as Grant Holloway, Yaroslava Mahuchikh, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and others get their 2023 Wanda Diamond League campaigns underway in Rabat on Sunday

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Championship Series: Great Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown wins in Cagliari
Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown said it was a "massive relief" after winning her first World Triathlon Championship Series race of the year in Cagliari

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: The race for Usain Bolt’s world records. How do Fred Kerley, Noah Lyles, Erriyon Knighton & Co. compare to the great Jamaican?
With sweeps in both the 100m and 200m at last year’s World Athletics Championships, American sprinting is entering another golden age. But just how close are they to breaking the longstanding records of the greatest sprinter ever: Usain Bolt? Olympics.com compares the times side-by-side

(Cycling News) Women in Sport: UCI to weigh if transgender policy guarantees fair competition
'Are we able to guarantee fair competition? I can't answer no, but I can't answer yes' UCI President speaks to Cyclingnews about upcoming discussion on transgender participation

(Cycling Weekly) Women in Sport: British Cycling blocks transgender riders from competing in female category
New guidelines on the participation of transgender and non-binary athletes have been released by the national governing body after a nine month review process

(Daily Nation) Athltics: Kasait bounces back in style at Prisons championships
* The 26-year-old Kasait is making a return this year after serving a 10-month ban for a doping offence after she admitted using a hormone therapy drug Letrozole
* Mneria, who won his maiden 10,000m last year, saw the title escape with Kericho-based Lasoi after he timed 28: 33.7

(The Star) Athletics: Rukia, Were crowned KDF's best athletes as event concludes
* It’s the Commonwealth Games 10,000m bronze medallist, who sealed a double, winning his maiden 5,000m title, two days after bagging his second 10,000m title
* Hurdles Wiseman Were (men) and Rukia Nusra (women) were declared the best male (victor) and female (victoress) athletes during the three-day championships
* Vivian Chebet sealed a double, winning her maiden 800m title besides reclaiming the 400m as Cornelius Tuwei was installed as the new 800m king

Ottawa Race Weekend 5K - - Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Race Weekend 10K - Ottawa, ON

    May 26, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Of course trans people have rights but not the right to colonise women's sport
Emily Bridges' accusation that governing body is eradicating trans people is ludicrous – belatedly it is ensuring women's races are fair

(BBC) Athletics: Millions pledged for sports centre revamp

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘I want to prove to myself that last year was not me’
After a disappointing 2022, the British heptathlete feels reinvigorated with a new coach and new goals

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: British Cycling BAN transgender women from racing in female competition, with raging Emily Bridges now threatening to leave 'this terrible island' over 'culture wars'
* British Cycling have banned transgender women from female category races
* They says rules have been introduced to 'safeguard the fairness of competition'
* Emily Bridges has hit out at British Cycling over their handling of the matter
(The Telegraph) Emily Bridges, trans cyclist, furious at ‘genocidal’ British Cycling after elite racing ban
British Cycling accused of ‘violent act’ after trans women are banned from elite racing that will likely rule Bridges out of Paris 2024

(ICONS) Women in Sport: 2023 Women’s Sports Summit Registration

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 465: Peter Bromka – Going All in With 2:19 Marathoner, Writer, and Relay Team Contributor
Peter is super fast runner – he is a 2:19 marathoner. A few years ago he was trying really hard to qualify for the Olympic Trials and came seconds from qualifying on multiple attempts. He wrote really honestly and raw about those experiences. We talk about that year in this episode

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian bobsledder Cynthia Appiah returns to shot put roots, in 'incredible' shape
33-year-old can use off-season activity as a means to refine mental game, coach says

(The Star) Athletics: Chebet looks beyond Budapest, promises to deliver World record
* Having already tucked away a string of titles, Chebet reckons she still possesses the mojo to unravel more surprises

(The Star) Athletics: Kiplagat set to run in Gold Coast after four years in the cold
* She will be hoping to lower the course record currently held by Lindsay Flanagan at 2:24.43. Kiplagat’s best time stands at 2:19.44 set in 2011 at the Berlin Marathon on her second victory
* Kiplagat says she is on top of her game and optimistic her performance in Gold Coast will be good despite the long period on the sidelines

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: British Cycling bars transgender women from competing in female category
Men’s division will become trans-inclusionary ‘open category’ -Governing body apologises to trans riders for delay to new policy

(Stat) Women in Sport: After decades of neglecting women athletes, sport and exercise medicine is finally catching up

(ITU) Triathlon: Olympic medallists Jorgensen and Zaferes ready to heat up the action in Cagliari
Yee and Wilde ready for a running battle at WTCS Cagliari

(Women's Rights Network) Women in Sport: Cycling – given an inch, and they’ve taken a mile

(WA) Athletics: Global stars in top-class clashes ready to light up Los Angeles

(Arizona's Family) Women in Sport: Tom Horne, female athletes respond to lawsuit filed by transgender athletes
Tom Horne’s legal team filed their response to a lawsuit challenging an Arizona law

(PEZ CyclingNews) Cycling:VO2 Priming Before Hard Intervals

(AP News) Olympics: France’s first female Olympic president resigns

(Globe and Mail) Athloetics: World decathlon record a possibility for Canadian Olympian Damian Warner

(NBC) Athletics: Fred Kerley, Sha’Carri Richardson in weekend track action; TV, stream schedule

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Boinett stuns Kibor as Jesire, Nusra claim maiden KDF titles
* Boinett from Isiolo shocked defending champion Marion Kibor in the last 200m to win in nine minutes and 45.11 seconds
* At the same time, Africa champion Emily Ngii and Simon Wachira retained their respective 20km race walk crowns as the 2017 national champion Alexander Kiprotich sealed an unprecedented 10th title in javelin
* Zeddy Jesire, who also graduated from KDF Training School last year, claimed a hat-trick of titles, winning her maiden women’s long jump, triple jump and high jump respectively

(USATF) Athletics: Who to Watch at the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix: Women’s Event-by-Event Preview
Men's Preview

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Watch out for him!' Kipchoge names the man to break 2-hour marathon barrier
* KIpchoge, the two-time Olympic marathon champion, has tipped the new London Marathon champion Kelvin Kiptum as one of the upcoming runners to break the world record
* Describing Kiptum’s victory in the London Marathon last month as phenomenal and a great performance, Kipchoge hopes that the fast-rising distance runner will break the world record
* Kiptum, who missed the world record by 18 seconds and is now the second fastest man in marathon history, beat Eliud Kipochoge’s course record of 2:02:37 set in 2019

(NBC) Athletics: Marcell Jacobs to miss anticipated race with Fred Kerley

    May 25, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Paradox Institute) Women in Sport: Testosterone & Beyond: The Male Advantage

(BAA) Athletics: Boston Champions and U.S. Record Holders Return for 2023 B.A.A. 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Reigning Boston Marathon Winner Hellen Obiri, Defending B.A.A. 10K Champion Leonard Korir, plus American Record Holder Emily Sisson to Compete in June 25 Race

(Outside Online) Athletics: 10 Reasons to Start Following Track and Field This Year
The 2023 season should be full of record-breaking performances from the sport’s biggest stars. Here are the most important things to know

(iRun) Athletics: Cam Levins Rebuilt his Mind and Body to Become the Fastest Marathoner on the Continent. He Wants to Go Faster

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: The NIH-published study that exposes the gulf between trans athletes and women in sports: Male-to-female transitioners are faster, stronger and fitter than most women even AFTER taking hormone drugs
* Studies say trans women athletes have a 'physiological advantage' over women
* Differences in brain structure, bone size and ability to exert force all contribute

(CBC) Athletics: Record-setting runners Ahmed, Levins taking 'friendly rivalry' to the road at Ottawa 10K
I feel very much the underdog,' Levins says of 1st head-to-head meeting since 2016

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir to give World Championships a wide berth
* The 10km run was Jepchirchir's first race since coming third at the London Marathon in April, where she timed 2:18:38 in a competition won by Dutch woman Sifan Hassan
* Her decision means she will miss the championships for the second consecutive year after failing to feature in the 2022 World Championships in Oregon due to a nagging hip injury

(EA) Athletics: 18-year-old Furlani flies to wind-assisted 8.44m in Savona
Double European U18 champion Mattia Furlani produced another moment of sheer brilliance at the Meeting di Savona on Wednesday (24) evening, a World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger event

(EA) Athletics: European champion Crippa headlines European 10,000m Cup entry-list
The final entries for the European 10,000m Cup in Pacé, France on 3 June are now available to view

(The Times*) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies challenges trans athletes claims

(Skeptic) Women in Sport: Inga Thompson — What’s Happened to Women’s Rights?

(Fox News) Women in Sport: California parent whose daughter lost to biological male in girls' track competition responds
'How do you not understand that that's unfair?' the parent of a girl who participated in the California Interscholastic Federation track competition asked

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: America’s giving a big thumbs-down to the injustice of trans athletes - because finally, we’re not too scared to call it out for the madness it really is

(WA) Athletics: World champions Jackson, Holloway, Crouser and Barshim set for London

(NBC) Athletics: Jacobs-Kerley, Sha’Carri Richardson in weekend track action; TV, stream schedule

    May 24, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

The 2023 edition of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is set to take place this weekend, May 27-28!
Here are a few highlights and stories to watch out for this weekend

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Netflix Tour de France TV show Unchained set to get second season
Cameras to follow racing action this July for second year in a row; first series released on 8 June

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: There could be many more': Team GB Olympian slams Parkrun bosses' self-ID gender rules as it emerges TWO trans runners hold women's records including attempted murderer who stabbed official in row over competing as female
Two British Olympians have hit out at Parkrun for its 'insulting' rules

(BAA) Athletics: 127th Boston Marathon Raises $40.2 Million For Non-Profit Organizations
Combined $500.2 million raised since B.A.A. Official Charity Program & John Hancock Non-Profit Program’s inception in 1989

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri, Kandie retain KDF Championship titles
* In other events, national 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles champion Wiseman Were and Rusia Nusra won their respective 110mh and 100m preliminary round challenges with ease
* Were, who is the defending champion in 400mh and 110mh, clocked 14.80 seconds to win the first semi-final in 110mh, beating John Kyego to second place in 15.78bas they both qualified for the final

(LBC) Women in Sport: Feminist activists outrage as women's Parkrun record holder revealed to be trans attempted murderer

(Scottish Daily Express) Women in Sport: 'That's not fair play' as Scottish sports charity tells MSPs that trans athletes have no advantage in women's competitions
A Holyrood committee looking an inclusion in sport was told there is no threat to women's participation, safety or fairness with the inclusion of transgender athletes

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘Ready for raceweek’ – Jorgensen persistence rewarded with Cagliari start

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Moraa looks to go one better in 800m at Rabat
* Moraa will know her opponents in Rabat today. While her ultimate target is a podium place finish at the World Athletics Championships scheduled for August 19 to 27 in Budapest, Hungary, Moraa is also exploring the possibility of breaking the national 800m record

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Dismay as decision on British Rowing’s controversial transgender policy delayed
British Rowing's failure to reach decision over its transgender policy provokes widespread consternation among women in the sport

(Dyestat) Athletics: Park Tudor Standouts Gretchen Farley and Sophia Kennedy Shine at Pike Regional
Farley Runs No. 2 All-Time Indiana 800 Meters (2:05.88), Kennedy Nearly Cracks 10 Minutes For 3,200 Meters And Also No. 2 In State History

(WA) Athletics: World champions Kipyegon and Korir among middle-distance stars set for Monaco

(Outside Online) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s Running Coach Wants to Know Your Why
‘We Share the Sun’ is a new book that takes a behind-the-scenes look inside the life of Patrick Sang, the coach behind many of the Kenyan super-elite marathoners

(SMH) Women in Sport: Parkrun women’s record held by transgender attempted murderer

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Maybe Endurance Athletes Should Take Creatine After All
Scientists reconsider the assumption that it only helps strength and power athletes

    May 23, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Women's rights group says Athena Ryan's 1,600m victory is 'not isolated' and MORE girls will lose out to trans athletes from Biden's Title IX changes — and polls show it could hurt the president's chances in 2024
* Adeline Johnson was knocked out of the state contest by a biological male
* Parents and campaigners say this is 'saddening' for other girl runners
* Whether to let trans athletes compete is set to figure in next year's election

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Aleia Hobbs on running unnoticed: “Being under the radar makes you hungry”
The USA's indoor record holder in the 60m spoke to Olympics.com about her plans for the 100m at the World Championships and Paris 2024, overcoming injuries at the peak of her career, and dealing with hateful comments on social media

(BBC) Athletics: Indoor athletics to be renamed 'short track' to encourage outdoor competition innovation
Indoor track and field competition is to be renamed 'short track' in a change by World Athletics which the governing body hopes will help grow the sport

Athletics: Botello Jimenez To Receive 2023 Ron Daws Ambassador Of The Year Award
Won Grandma’s Marathon Men’s Wheelchair Title in 2007

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri, Kandie and Kigen to light up KDF Championships
* The world 10,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri, who is also the two-time world 5,000m champion, will be defending her 5,000m crown starting at 10.20am in the three-day championships
* The 2020 Tokyo Olympics 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen is out to affirm his prowess as forces steeplechase king as he seeks to seal his third successive crown starting at the semi-finals at 11.15am

Athletics: A wave of Japanese marathoners taking part in Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Complete men’s field start list revealed

(Epoch TV) Women in Sport: ‘Not a Fair Playing Field’—3-Time Olympian Inga Thompson Calls Out Biological Men in Women’s Sports

(NYRR) Athletics: International Stars and Record-Holders to Clash at Largest Ever Mastercard® New York Mini 10K
* TCS New York City Marathon champion Sharon Lokedi to challenge Boston Marathon champion Hellen Obiri; record-holders Emily Sisson and Keira D’Amato to lead Americans
* Paralympic medalist and TCS New York City Marathon champion Susannah Scaroni to race for fifth event title in wheelchair division and serve as NYRR Run for the Future Ambassador

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri turns attention to KDF Championships
* In Boston, Obiri edged out Ethiopia’s Amane Beriso to second place in 2:21:50 as Kenyan-born Lonah Salpeter of Israel came third in 2:21:57
* World marathon champion Hiwot Gebremaryam (2:24:30) from Ethiopia finished eighth, while Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei (2:24:44), the 2019 New York City and 2021 London Marathon champion, settled 12th

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Bahrain Olympic Committee plans return of Baby Olympics for third edition
The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has revealed plans for the third edition of the Bahrain Baby Olympics, where competitors aged three to five are set to compete in six sports

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Work cut out for marathoners Kissa, Kiplangat
* After finishing second with a national record of 2:04:48 in Hamburg last year, Kissa stepped in a hole and limped to 21st at the Chicago Marathon last October and in Tokyo, he suffered a cramp in the left leg

(Diamond League) Atletics: McLaughlin-Levrone among US stars in Paris
400m hurdles world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone will take on the 400m flat at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Paris on June 9th, with fellow Americans Noah Lyles, Katie Moon and Rai Benjamin also set to compete at the Stade Charléty

(Mirror) Athletics: Brit running star targets Olympics after opening up on eating disorder and childhood abuse
Jake Smith is one of the first elite male athletes to speak out about a RED-S diagnosis. After breaking a foot and bone in his lower back owing to restricted eating, the 25-year-old is on the road to recovery and tells Mirror Sport he is now looking to become an Olympian

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Parent of high school kid competing against trans runner claims they're 'terrified to speak up in case our kids get disqualified' - as school DENIES teen girl made 'thumbs down' motion at competitor
* The Branson School says Adeline Johnson did not make the gesture in relation to trans runner Athena Ryan
* Ryan, a junior at at Sonoma Academy, came in second and bragged that it was one of her best races

(Runner's World) Athletics: My Run Club Was Profiled for ‘Cheering While Black’—Here’s Why It Only Reaffirms Our Mission
Sidney Baptista shares how the day unfolded from his perspective and his message for the Boston running community

    May 22, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics Council competition decisions announced

(The New Indian Express) Athletics: Olympic champ Neeraj Chopra becomes World No.1 in javelin throw for first time
Chopra topped the charts with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada's reigning world champion Anderson Peters (1433)

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Paula Findlay dominates Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
Canadian star dominates on the bike for convincing win

(Diamond League) Athletics: African distance stars assemble in Monaco
From Kenyans Faith Kipyegon and Emmanuel Korir to Ethiopia's Berihu Aregawi and Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo, the Wanda Diamond League meeting at Herculis Monaco will be packed with the very best of the world's middle and long distance superstar

(NoXYinXXSport) Women in Sport:Integrity in sport submission to the select committee

(Fast Women) Athletics: After overcoming slump, Emily Mackay has been on a roll

(EA) Athletics: World and European leads highlight Halle while national 10,000m records tumble in London
At the HALPLUS Westerfage, a World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger event, in Halle on Saturday (20), Norway’s Sigrid Borge smashed her lifetime best in the javelin by over three metres with a world leading mark of 66.50m

(The News) Athletics: Kerley calls out Jacobs after first 100m

(USATF) Athletics: Team USATF takes home eight wins at Bermuda Grand Prix

(Global News) Athletics: On your mark, get set: Thousands run Halifax streets for annual Blue Nose Marathon

(WKYC) Athletics: Cleveland Marathon route changes cause backlash on social media
Route changes to the 2023 race due to construction have caused a stir in the Cleveland community. The race's director says they had no other choice

(CBC) Athletics: Damian Warner is still searching for perfection in the 'nightmare' of decathlon
33-year-old Olympic champion competes at Hypo meet May 27-28 in Austria

(Mirror) Athletics: Jack Buckner calms fears UK Athletics could go bankrupt - and says Olympic funding is ring-fenced
“It’s a bit like a hard season, you’ve got to work your way through it. We’re going to be okay. I’m optimistic I’ll be in front of you for a few years yet. But I’m not jumping around”

(BBC) Athleics: Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins in two events at Loughborough International
Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson won in two events on her return at the Loughborough International

    May 21, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: Biden Title IX transgender sports rule ignites 156K comments: 'Voices in opposition'

(WA) Athletics: Andersen joins hammer's 80m club, Alem and Chelimo win at Parliament Hill

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Trans High School Track Runner Robs Female Athlete Of State Championship Bid

(SC Times) Women in Sport: Third category of sports for transgender athletes is the only way to create fairness

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Hellen Obiri retains Great Manchester Run crown
* Jepchirchir pulled out of last year's World Championships in Eugene, USA due to a hip injury
* In the men’s category, Italy’s Eyob Faniel crossed the line first in 28:27 ahead of home athlete Marc Scott, who clocked 28:31, while Stewart Mcsweyn from Australia was third in 28:35

(Post-Gazette) Athletics: PIAA's lack of clear transgender guidelines causes confusion, consternation before state track meet

(The Independent) Athletics: Eighth place for Sir Mo Farah in Manchester in penultimate race of his career
Britain’s greatest distance runner posted a time of 29 minutes and 11 seconds

(WA) Athletics: Sawe and Gemechu win in Bengaluru

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Black Power salute: ‘God chose me to pass the message’
* John Carlos speaks to Nation Sport in Nairobi when he attended the Absa Kip Keino Classic meet and also reunited with Kenyan sprints legend Charles Asati
* During the podium ceremony on October 16, 1968 at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, as the American national anthem played, athletics great John Carlos and Tommie Smith bowed their heads and raised black-gloved clenched fists in solidarity with the civil rights movement.After executing the Black Power salute, the two were sent home unceremoniously and were banned from the Olympics

(AW) Athletics: Paul Chelimo and Mizan Alem Adane impress at Night of the 10,000m PBs
Meeting records fall at Parliament Hill as Jess Warner-Judd and Andy Butchart emerge as top Brits

(The Star) Athletics: Kerley cruises to strong 100m season start in Yokohama
* He then returned to the track to win the final in 9.91 (0.4m/s), keeping his composure after the race was recalled twice
* Kerley ran 19.92 to win the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Doha earlier this month and will now turn his attention to Diamond League events in Rabat and Florence

(The Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan doping charges now running at a world record pace
Kipruto merely the latest offender but meanwhile, in football, of the 2,846 tests carried out at the Qatar World Cup, not a single one came back positive

(Tri247) Triathlon: Lucy Charles-Barclay makes dramatic Kraichgau U-turn amid visa difficulties

(BBC) Athletics: Night of the 10,000m PBs: Jessica Warner-Judd becomes back-to-back UK champion
Jessica Warner-Judd won the UK 10,000m title for a second successive year at the Night of the 10,000m PBs

AJ Bell Great Manchester Run - Manchester, UK

TCS World 10K Bengaluru - Bengaluru, India

    May 20, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meetings in Yokohama and Bermuda

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: India’s Parul Chaudhary wins 3000m steeplechase title at New York athletics meet
The Indian athlete, who broke the women’s 5000m national record earlier this month, clocked 9:41.88 and made the cut for the Asian Athletics Championships

(Olympic Channel) Olympics: Playing Fields
Discover the inspiring stories behind a new generation of African athletes, each with their tragedies and triumphs, struggles and strengths, hopes and dreams to excel in their sport and reveal the inner truth of what makes an Olympic hero

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Cyclists No Show Post-Race Podium After Biological Male Finishes 1st In Female Race

(Radio Tour) Women in Sport: Breaking Down The UCI Transgender Regulations

(AI) Drugs in Sport: World Anti-Doping Agency indicates over 200 Russians were sanctioned by probes of a single lab

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Records shattered at Ironman Lanzarote
The expected bike duel between Cam Wurf and Sam Laidlow led to record times ... with neither taking the title!

(NY Times) Athletics: Why Do Runners Still Race With Paper Pinned to Their Shirts?
Racing bibs have tags that help track and identify runners. But they are also a good place for sponsors’ names

(The Critic) Women in Sport: The case against case-by-case
Women’s rights must be clearly and consistently defined

(The Star) Athletics: Kirui takes on home talent Miura at Seiko Golden Grand Prix
* Ryuji Miura has won at this meeting for the past two years, setting a national record of 8:17.46 – while still an U20 – in 2021, before taking a more comfortable victory in 2022
* World champions Fred Kerley, Wang Jianan and Kelsey-Lee Barber are among the star attractions in the event.

(RRW) Athletics: Hoppel, Wilson Win Elite 800's At Track Night NYC
On a chilly night at Icahn Stadium, Bryce Hoppel and Ajee' Wilson showed their class by winning the elite 800m races with relative ease at the second annual Track Night NYC, a bronze level meeting of the 2023 World Athletics Continental Tour

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'Losing to a trans rider hurts on a million different levels': Cyclist, 24, abandoned Olympic dream after 'sickening' losses to biological male and protests from Antifa gun club
* Hannah Arensman, 24, quit cyclocross after losing a podium place to a trans rider in a race also marred by protests from an 'Antifa' gun club group
* She said the experience 'hurt on a million different levels' and has now spoken about the importance of protected categories for females in sport
* 'The very people who should be protecting our sport are not doing so,' she said

(Tri247) Triathlon: Katie Zaferes receives welcome news on the road to Paris

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Grand Prix opens in Bermuda with loaded fields

(NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles, Christian Coleman meet at USATF Bermuda Grand Prix, live on NBC, Peacock

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah: Briton set for penultimate race of career at Great Manchester 10k
Mo Farah will take to the start line at the Great Manchester 10k on Sunday for the penultimate race of his career before his retirement in September

Frank Shorter Classic - Niwott, CO

    May 19, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(AW) Athletics: Manchester stage set for speedy 10km contests
Mo Farah set for penultimate race while Hellen Obiri returns to defend her crown on city streets

(The Independent) Athletics: Kiplimo skips Rome meet, now targeting Oslo Diamond League

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Night of the 10k PBs: Athletics with a twist... and all down to one man’s vision
Thousands will on Saturday descend on Parliament Hill to the sounds of circus performers as fireworks light up the sky

(WA) Athletics: Kerley, Wang and Barber the headliners in Yokohama

(LA Times) Athletics: SoCal-raised sprinter Michael Norman withdraws from Los Angeles Grand Prix

(Canadian Running Magazine) Drugs in Sport: Canadian marathoner says he’s not surprised by Kenyan athlete’s suspension
"When a clean athlete has to be in the same race as a dirty one, it changes everything," says Rory Linkletter

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 464: Steph Bruce and Ben Rosario – Follow Your Heart
* Steph Bruce runs for Hoka NAZ Elite. She is the mom of two and having her third baby here in a few months! She is a three-time US Champion. She has worn her heart on her sleeve sharing her journey in the professional running world!
* Ben Rosario is the founder of NAZ Elite and recently transitioned out of his head coaching role to the executive director. They brought Alan Culpepper on as the head coach so Ben can focus more on the business side of NAZ Elite.

(Runner's World) Athletics: Athletes Await Results of Investigation Into University of Colorado Cross-Country Program
In January, the university said the report was nearing completion. Four months later, there’s no sign of it—and no reason stated for the delay

(The Critic) Women in Sport: Inga Thompson and the cost of saying no
How a celebrated cyclist was attacked for defending women’s sports

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Most Fitness Influencers Are Doing More Harm Than Good
Research suggests that many exercise-themed social media can be harmful to mental health. Here’s how to find #fitspiration you can trust

(SportStar) Women in Sport: Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sanya hopes IAAF finds a way to include transgender athletes
Sanya Richards-Ross said that it becomes challenging for cisgender women to compete against transgender women who have a higher level of testosterone

(Rowing Geek's Substack) Women in Sport: Women's Rowing: the reckoning
Eleven people hold our rowing future in their hands

(WA) Athletics: Cheptai and Kipkorir Kimeli defend titles against quality fields in Bengaluru

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: 'I've left cycling – losing to a trans rider hurts on a million different levels'
Despite giving up the sport she loves, Hannah Arensman refuses to be cowed by abuse women face for speaking out about the transgender crisis

(Japan Running News) Athletics: 11 Japanese Men Taking Last Shot at Olympic Trials Qualification at Tartan Ottawa International Marathon

(OC Register) Athletics: LA Grand Prix loses star power as Olympic champions McLaughlin-Levrone, Mu drop out
Their coach Bob Kersee said setbacks that will keep them out of next week's Los Angeles Grand Prix will not prevent them from challenging two of track's oldest world records

(The Star) Athletics: StanChart Marathon extends partnership with Athletics Kenya
* Gitau cited the likes of former world marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto, Irene Jerotich, Chemutai Rionotukei, Fridah Chepkite Lodepa, and Elisha Kiprop among others as some of the products of StanChart Marathon
* The event will feature seven race categories thus; 42km (men and women), 21km (men and women), 21km wheelchair (men and women), 10km (men and women), 10km CEO challenge, 5km Family Fun Run race and the Corporate Relay Challenge
(Daily Nation) StanChart Nairobi Marathon targets entry of 25,000 runners
* All the proceeds from the October 29 marathon will be channelled towards the bank’s “Futuremakers” initiative in which the financial institution works with disadvantaged young people, especially girls and persons with disabilities
* On Thursday, the Standard Chartered Bank signed a new five-year partnership deal with Athletics Kenya to deliver the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon until 2027
* Peter Gitau, the Chairman of Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon’s Local Organising Committee said organisers are working towards sustaining a premium marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Reflects on the Boston Marathon: "Life Continues"
Even the world’s greatest marathoner has bad days. But he plans to bounce back stronger than ever

(USATF) Athletics: Wilson's pair of 400m records earns her USATF Athlete of the Week honors

    May 18, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WNG) Women in Sport: Live not by lies
Biden administration sports rule hurts women and forces citizens to deny truth

(\Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'Stop gaslighting women': Ex-Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies slams Adidas for an 'assault on being female' after it used biologically male model with hairy chest and bulging crotch for its women's swimwear line in Pride collection backed by Tom Daley
* Sportswear brand has provoked fury for its 'mockery' of women over the advert
* £50 item forms part of Adidas Pride 2023 campaign to 'uphold inclusive values'

(USA Today) Olympics: NBC will air most of marquee Olympic events from Paris live during daytime

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge feted with Princess Asturias Award
* The Princess of Asturias Award for Sports is to be granted to careers which have become an example of the benefits that practicing sports can bring people.
* Kipchoge holds the record of running a 42km marathon under two hours, a record he set during the Ineos challenge in Vienna, Austria

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Should female athletes be able to increase testosterone levels to match trans women?
Governing bodies' approach to transgender women and the female category has been experimental, ad hoc, chaotic – it is time for clarity

(Women's Running) Women in Sport: Why Are So Many Women Runners Kicking Butt in Their Late 30s?
Sara Hall, Keira D’Amato are benefitting from hard work, changing social mores and more equitable sponsorships

(CNN) Athletics: The "art" of the javelin: "Olympic Picasso" creates art for inspirational fellow javelin thrower

(The Star) Athletics: We need to empower field and sprints through kids, says Korir
* He said Africa U-20 javelin champion Irene Jepkemboi and Christine Musembi are an example of fast-rising youths in field events.
*•Kids Master trainer and Level Three sprints coach Andrew Maritim said they are dealing with three levels of training

(BBC) Athletics: Night of the 10,000m PBs: Jessica Warner-Judd among main contenders at athletics' 'Glastonbury'
Far from just an evening of racing, the Night of the 10,000m PBs pitches itself as a "celebration" of the 25-lap event

(MSN) Athletics: German Sprinter Alica Schmidt’s ‘Hurdles Dancing’ Warmup Goes Viral

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines, Nancy Mace and others rip Adidas over women's bathing suit model
Adidas released the swimsuit as part of its pride collection

(daily Mail) Athletics:Rising Aussie athletics star who received her first medal from Michelle Jenneke aged just nine ends up racing against the world-famous hurdler
* Life goes full circle for rising star
* Glamorous new hurdler met idol as a kid
* Jenneke still dancing in front of millions

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Texas House passes bill restricting the college sports teams transgender athletes can join

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:The Bowerman: Watching The Watch List

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Marathoner Chebet decries slim Budapest chance
Chebet arrived in the Dutch city in the province of South Holland knowing she needed to match her billing or even better her PB

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: World 10km record holder Rhonex Kipruto suspended for suspected doping
10km record holder faces four-year ban if found guilty - Kipruto: “I don’t cheat or dope! The truth is on my side’
(CBC) Kenyan distance runner Kipruto suspended for suspected doping
Runner won a bronze medal in the 10,000-metre race at the 2019 world championships

    May 17, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(IWF) Women in Sport: IW Files Official Comment Opposing New Title IX Rule That Would Gut Women’s Sports; Drives 15,000 Public Comments

(Kera) Women in Sport: We need more research on women athletes

(RRW) Athletics: World Record Holder Kipruto Issued Doping Charge
Rhonex Kipruto, the 23 year-old Kenyan who holds the world record for 10 kilometers on the road, has been charged with a doping violation by the Athletics Integrity Unit

(Diamond League) Athletics: Amusan and Camacho-Quinn resume rivalry in Silesia
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan and Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn will go head to head again in the 100m hurdles at the eighth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Silesia on July 16th

(OC Register) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Athing Mu out of LA Grand Prix track meet
Their coach describes the reasons as 'nothing serious' less than two weeks before the event at Drake Stadium

(Well and Good) Health and Fitness: I’m an Ironman Athlete and Heart Doctor—Here’s How I Design My Workouts for the Greatest Cardio Benefits’

(Tri247) Triathlon: Flora Duffy opens up on her injury agony as she continues to battle knee problem

(The Times) Women in Sport: Nine-tenths of female cyclists don’t want to race against trans women, according to survey

(AW) Drugs in Sport: World 10km record-holder suspended for doping
Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto has been found to have biological passport irregularities according to the Athlete Integrity Unit

(Capital FM) Athletics: From Rabat to Florence: Omanyala set for another Diamond League showdown with Kerley and Jacobs
Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala will make his third Diamond League appearance in Florence, Italy on June 2

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Inga Thompson Slams UCI Transgender Policy: ‘Loophole To The Narcissists And The Entitled’

(CTV) Athletics: Toronto Marathon founder apologizes to runners for poor race experience

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport:Olympic champion Silnov decides against doping ban appeal
Beijing 2008 gold medallist Andrei Silnov has decided not to appeal the extension of his doping ban as he believes it would be a "waste of time".

(CityAM) Athletics: Michael Johnson: Track and field needs more best versus best to attract fans

    May 16, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(AW) Athletics: Night of the 10,000m PBs welcomes the world
Annual races at Parliament Hill in London on Saturday will see Britain’s best mixing it with some of the top runners on the planet

(Daily Emerald) Athletics: Montes: The United States needs to treat track and field the same way Europe does

(KHELNow) Athletics: Track and Field’s most followed athletes on Instagram

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: oronto Marathon founder apologizes to runners after complaints received

Tri247) Triathlon: Laura Philipp looking to bounce back in Kraichgau return after recovering from illness

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan, Nicholas Mboroto Kosimbei, suspended for the presence of banned performance-enhancing drug Trimetazidine
The Athletics Integrity Unit provisionally suspended Kenyan Nicholas Mboroto Kosimbei for the presence/use of a prohibited substance, Trimetazidine, which is a violation of the World Anti-doping Rules

Athletics: International athletes Melat Kejeta, Adanech Anbesa strong contenders in this year’s Tartan Ottawa International Marathon
Complete women’s field start list revealed

(UK Active) Women in Sport: This Girl Can and ukactive join forces on guidance for gyms and leisure centres to support safer spaces for women

>(Global Athletics) Athletics: World Champions Lyles, Kerley to clash over 200m at USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sat., June 24

(Diamond League) Athletics: Title defenders Mahuchikh and Ceh among stars in Rabat
Reigning Wanda Diamond League champions Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Kristjan Ceh are among the international stars set to compete at the second meeting of the series in Rabat on May 28th

(Runner's World) Athletics: Britton Wilson Just Keeps Breaking the Collegiate 400-Meter Record
The University of Arkansas senior took down her own record twice at the SEC Championships, running a best of 49.13 over the weekend

(IWF) Women in Sport: Biden Administration Unilaterally Erasing 50 Years Of Female Rights

(WA) Athletics: Athletes React: Duplantis on his pole vault world record in Oregon

(SomeWork, All PLay) Athletics: Grayson Murphy Interview! World Champion Talks Happiness and Athletics!

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 8
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 8

(AP News) Olympics: IOC puts trust at risk by seeking ways to allow Russia to compete at Olympics, EU official tells APIOC puts trust at risk by seeking ways to allow Russia to compete at Olympics, EU official tells AP

(AW) Athletics: Meet the Night of the 10,000m PBs hall of fame
For some winners at Highgate, victory has been their crowning moment. Yet at other times it acts as a springboard to even greater things

    May 15, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(OutKick) Women in Sport: The Nation Brutally Roasted After Asking Why People Are In A ‘Frenzy’ With Lia Thomas Dominating Women

(ADF) Women in Sport:Tell Biden to Protect Women’s Sports!
Last month, President Biden’s Department of Education issued a proposed rule change to Title IX that would allow males to compete on female sports teams

(World) Women in Sport: Live not by lies
Biden administration sports rule hurts women and forces citizens to deny truth

(Diamond League) Athletics: Olympic and world champions fill Florence entry lists
Kenyan sprint star Ferdinand Omanyala and US pole vaulter Katie Moon are among the stars set to compete at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Florence on June 2nd

(Fast Women) Athletics: After a decade of injuries Anna Rohrer finds a formula that’s working

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee wins his Xterra debut
British star continues comeback to racing with impressive off-road win

(NY Times) Athletics: Road Races Look Different From the Back of the Pack
The distance is the same no matter when you finish, but slower runners find the race experience can vary a lot

(WA) Athletics: Sorokin breaks world 100km record

(WhyEvolutionIsTrue) Women in Sport: The journal Science, promoting athletic competition between trans women and biological women, abjures science and distorts data

    May 14, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Tri247) Triathlon: Gwen Jorgensen explains why she could not race at WTCS Yokohama

(daily Sun) Athletics: High Country Running: 'Follow your heart'
Back in October, I wrote a High Country Running column saying goodbye to Stephanie Bruce, the professional runner, as she approached what was meant to be the final race of her career

(WA) Athletics: Wilson clocks 49.13 for 400m, Hibbert breaks world U20 triple jump record with 17.87m

(NY Times) Athletics: Tori Bowie’s Hometown Celebrates Her Life Amid Mystery of Her Death
Mourners at a visitation and funeral in Mississippi remembered Tori Bowie as an inspiration on the track while also searching for answers about how her life ended

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ndiwa, Yosei dominate Iten 15km road race
* In the men’s race, Yosei who trains in Iten clocked 45:05.6 ahead of Weldon Kipkirui Lagat who timed 45:19.7 with Maxwell Rotich completing the podium position in 45:24.9

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Sha’Carri and the Budapest dream

(NY Post) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines explains why amending Title IX is bad for women’s sports

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Sam Long takes Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast win over Lionel Sanders
American goes two-for-two with big win in Florida

(USATF) Athletics: Saina Victorious, Korir Repeats at the USATF 25 km Championships

(BBC) Athletics: Fred Kerley: World 100m champion on aiming for double gold, Lamont Marcell Jacobs and athletics' future
It's not how you start, it's how you finish

(PodiumRunner) Drugs in Sport: Magness: My Interactions With Lance Armstrong
A former coach at the Nike Oregon Project shares his first-hand experiences working with one of the most polarizing figures in sports
(GrowthEquation) Making Sense of Who We Are
Nine years. Nine freaking years.That’s how long this cloud has been a part of my life, hanging over my head, the potential for a storm to erupt always in the back of my mind

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Trans-Identified Male Playing In Women’s Field Hockey Club Injured Female Player

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Olympic Rings return to historic Athens stadium
Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) President and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Spyros Capralos has welcomed the return of giant Olympic Rings to the stadium in Athens which staged the first Olympic Games of the modern era

(ITU) Triathlon: It’s Sophie Gold-well in Yokohama as Brit scores major first Series win
Wet and Wilde at WTCS Yokohama as vintage display sees Hayden back on top of the podium

(France24) Athletics: Olympic champion Jacobs 'inspired' by Kerley rivalry as showdown looms
Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs on Friday described his rivalry with US world champion Fred Kerley as "inspiring" as the Italian announced he will compete in next month's Paris Diamond League meet

(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown sprints to 1st 200-metre win of season, holding off Kyree King in Kenya
Fellow Canadian Ethan Katzberg 2nd in hammer throw, Jerome Blake 7th in 100m

    May 13, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Toronto Marathon slammed for cars driving through the race course and medals being stolen at the finish line
The director for the race that took place last weekend said he has “never been more disgusted” about how some participants acted at the finish line

(WA) Athletics: Meeting records fall and surprise winners shine in Nairobi

(NY Times) Olympics: Olympic Swimming in the Seine? How Paris Is Remaking a River.
Organizers of the 2024 Summer Games promised a waterway clean enough for Olympic swimmers and then Parisians to swim in. The job was bigger than anyone knew

(MLive) Athletics: Race winners, complete results from the Amway River Bank Run 2023

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Show-stopper Sha'Carri Richardson strolls to 200m MR at Kasarani
* Richardson clocked 22.07 seconds to win, beating fellow American Kyra Jefferson to second place in season’s best 22.77 as Ray Shannon came third in a personal best 22.82
'Unbeatable' Ferdinand Omanyala brings the roof down at Kasarani
* Omanyala, the African 100m champion and record holder, stunned Americans Kenneth Bednarek and Marvin Bracy-Williams to second and third places in 9.98 seconds and 10.03 respectively

(Fox News) Women in Sport: I’m a middle-school female athlete, fighting with champions like Martina Navratilova to protect women's sports
If West Virginia allows boys to play in girls' sports, I'd lose my dream

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mary Moraa wows Ruto, Raila in stunning 800m victory
* Defending champion Prudence Sekgodiso from South Africa finished fifth in 2:01.19
* The World Athletics Championships are scheduled for August 19 to 27 in Budapest, Hungary

(The Hill) Women in Sport: Biden administration unilaterally erasing 50 years of female rights

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Emile Cairess: The heir to Mo Farah with a throwback approach to his sport
The first British finisher in the 2023 London Marathon eschews many of the technical tools used by elite runners today, preferring to run by feel rather than analyse every detail of his training. The approach is working, with British records including those belonging to the great Mo Farah, falling into his hands at a rapid rate.

(Mercury) Drugs in Sport: Sports Integrity Australia yet to interview Peter Bol over drug test investigation
The investigation into an irregular drug test continues to weigh on Peter Bol as a fresh setback for the middle-distance runner is revealed

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic: Beatrice Chebet lights up Kasarani
* A pack of five athletes hit the bell together and all the way before Chebet, the world 5,000m silver medallist, stepped on her gas pedal with 200m to go to triumph in 15 minutes and 15.85 seconds
* The 2019 World 5,000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo settled second in 15:16.28 as Judith Kiyeng came third in 15:16.66
Fans throng Kasarani as Kirwa sets new meet record
* The fans, young and old, started thronging Kenya’s sports cathedral as early as 8am for what has been described as “Hustlers” Kip Keino Classic after traders were allowed into the arena to sell their wares for free
* It’s the national champions Peter Mwangi (shot put) and Isaac Kirwa (long jump) who warmed up the 60,000-seater arena with victories in their respective events
* Kirwa, the 2018 champion, scaled to season best of 7.34m to win men's long jump, and also set a new meet record
Herman shatters Kip Keino Classic javelin record, Yego struggles
* Herman, who was making his third appearance after finishing third both in 2020 and 2021, hauled his first throw of 87.35 metres for his personal best and world lead on Saturday.
* Herman stunned two-time reigning world champion Anderson Peters from Grenade to second place in 85.72m as defending champion Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed from Egypt in 81.04m settled for third place

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Cycling Team Parts Ways With Olympian After She Says Transgender Women Shouldn’t Compete Against Biological Females

(Radio Tour) Women in Sport: Breaking Down The UCI Transgender Regulations
RadioTour speaks with leading Sports Scientist Dr. Ross Tucker on the male advantage of trans women athletes, scientifically breaking down the current UCI regulations

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: The race for Flo-Jo's 100m world record: Can Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce or Sha'Carri Richardson make history in 2023?
Three-and-a-half decades after the women's 100m world record was set, could this be the year it is finally broken? Olympics.com looks at the main contenders to do it and analyses their fastest times side-by-side

(BBC) Free Thinking: Mountaineering, Lizzie Le Blond, Sport and science
Chris Harding and guests discuss the history of alpine sports, women runners and climbers, and the neuroscience that shows us the health benefits of running and walking

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Knee injury forces Fraser-Pryce out of meet in Kenya

(NY Post) Athletics: ‘World’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt is ready for her new challenge

Kip Keino Classic - Nairobi, Kenya

    May 12, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Protect women's sport, British Rowing told in trans row
An active British competitor, who is fearful of a backlash, has called for the female category to be restricted to those born female

Athletics: World Champions Lyles, Kerley to clash over 200m at USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sat., June 24
A gold-level stop on World Athletics’ Continental Tour Gold, the USATF NYC Grand Prix will take place at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City on Saturday, June 24

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: https://sandyboyproductions.com/2023/05/12/episode-463-emily-pifer-the-running-body/
Emily Pifer is on the podcast today. She has a book that is beautifully written called The Running Body. The book tells Emily’s story and the story of so many other competitive and recreational runners who struggle with overtraining, disordered eating, bone injuries, lots of loss, and the emotional and physical healing that comes with that loss

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: FRANCE: Trans-Identified Male Wins Women’s Race Despite World Athletics Rules Banning Males from Female Competitions

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emma Coburn Gets the Ultimate Airport Assist After Airline Loses Her Bag
Coburn’s sponsor, New Balance, hand-delivered gear to the athlete in Doha

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Nairobi

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Focus on Omanyala, Sha'carri as Kasarani hosts Kip Keino Classic
* Omanyala said that he will be banking on the home crowd, favourable weather and superb start to realise his dream as he puts his Kip Keino Classic 100m title on the line
* Omanyala broke the Africa 100m record for the first time when he finished second in 9.77 seconds during the 2021 Kip Keino, 0.1 seconds behind winner Trayvon Bromell from United States of America

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: The face that says it all: Female cyclist fails to raise a smile sharing a podium with transgender woman who had just romped to victory in Pennsylvania race
* Tara Seplavy sparked backlash after snatching victory at Pennsylvania race as a transgender athlete
* The 48-year-old has previously argued she doesn't hold an advantage and said transitioning from male-to-female may have even made it harder
* It comes as cycling has become the epicenter of debates surrounding trans inclusion in sports, with a champion rider recently quitting over the issue

(Diamond League) Athletics: Warholm on the warpath in Oslo
Olympic 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm will compete in front of his Norwegian fans at the Bislett Games in Oslo as he battles to reclaim his Wanda Diamond League crown in 2023

(Daily Nation) Athletics: On your marks, get set...all roads lead to Kasarani for Kip Keino Classic
* The international athletes will compete in the core category that has nine races and discretionary category that has eight events while the national category has six events
* The highlight of the championships that will be relayed live on Nation Television (NTV) will be the men’s 100 metres pitting the Africa 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala and World 100m silver medallist Marvin Bracy-Williams and others
* With multi Olympic and world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce withdrawing at the last minute with a knee injury, the women’s 100m race that will feature former national champion Monica Safaania and Esther Mbagari, has been thrown open

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce out of Kip Keino Classic
* The Jamaican sprint star arrived in Nairobi Tuesday night and has been training at Kasarani ahead of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour event

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: UK Sport in talks with UK Athletics over July's meet in London
UK Sport is in talks with UK Athletics (UKA) about the "possibility of providing some investment" for July's Diamond League meeting in London

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Inga Thompson: ‘I was shamed for speaking out about trans – this is why people stay silent’
Exclusive: Cynisca parted ways with Inga Thompson after she called for riders to protest at trans women competing in elite female events

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Women athletes - next time you're told to race against a biological man with so many physical advantages, IGNORE the starting gun… remain on your marks. Only a strike will end this madness

(Radio Tour) Women in Sport: Cynisca Cycling Statement Becomes the Latest in a Slew Of Attacks

(WA) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce returns and rivalries are renewed in Nairobi

(The Telegraph) Athletics:Transgender rower took woman's place in Cambridge Boat Race
Sarah Gibson was 'accepted at face value' and competed for Cambridge in 2015 race hailed as victory for equality

    May 11, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(NBC) Olympics: NBC, Peacock to break Olympic broadcast coverage records at 2024 Paris Games

(Irish News) Athletics: Inside Track: Ciara Mageean targets record in Belfast Irish Milers' Meeting at the Mary Peters Track

Athletics: Moh Ahmed Commits to Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, sets up showdown with Levins
The two greatest Canadian male distance runners of all time will be going head-to-head at the Ottawa 10K presented by Otto’s Ottawa

(Olympic Channel) Women in Sport: First female Boston Marathon runner Bobbi Gibb on starting a running revolution: “We knew the world was never going to be the same”
In an exclusive interview with the Olympics.com podcast celebrating the launch of the ‘Free To Run’ exhibition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, marathon trailblazer Bobbi Gibb tells the remarkable story behind her history-making run

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics apply for up to £300,000 from UK Sport to help cover the cost of Diamond League meeting in London... with crisis-hit body DESPERATE for cash and struggling to stay afloat after posting £1.8m losses
* UK Athletics are struggling to cover the cost of appearance fees and travel
* UK Sport have not supported an event since the World Championships in 2017
* Coach Rana Reider receives formal sanction from US centre for SafeSport

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Trans-Identified Male Playing In Women’s Field Hockey Club Injured Female Player

(Fox News) Women in Sport: I’m a middle-school female athlete, fighting with champions like Martina Navratilova to protect women's sports
If West Virginia allows boys to play in girls' sports, I'd lose my dream

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Henley trans fears as umpires told: Keep quiet on gender
Exclusive: Officials told not to question gender of any junior crews sparking concerns that the race could be vulnerable to exploitation

(WA) Athletics: With 100 days to go, the mascot of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23 has been unveiled
Youhuu, a native Hungarian racka sheep, has been selected as the mascot for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and was unveiled to the public at a press event to celebrate 100 days to go to the World Championships

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Renowned athletics coach Rana Reider receives formal sanction from the US Centre for SafeSport, following 18-month investigation into complaints of sexual misconduct... after admitting to having an intimate relationship with one of his athletes
* Rana Reider has been formally sanctioned following an 18-month investigation
* The sprint coach admitted to having an intimate relationship with an athlete
* He accepted that there was a 'power imbalance' in the relationship in question

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World record holder Chepkoech injury free
* Not surprising, she finished a distant seventh. Chepkoech revealed little about her ambitions at the Kip Keino Classic, only saying she wanted “to run a good race.”
* She will come up against compatriots, World Under-20 champion Faith Cherotich, Commonwealth Games champion Jackline Chepkoech, Pamela Kosgei, Purity Kirui, Virginia Nyambura and Celestine Biwott

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nairobi City Marathon postponed
* The race director Ibrahim Hussein disclosed Thursday that several factors have necessitated the rescheduling of the race
* Hussein, who was flanked by Athletics Kenya Central Rift chairman Abraham Mutai and athletes’ representative Milcah Chemos, said that the event was also set to coincide with Getrude’s Children Hospital charity race walk
* Hussein said that registration for the race will still go on at Athletics Kenya headquarters at Riadha House, Iten, Kapsabet, Eldoret and Machakos

(Cycling Weekly) Women in Sport: After claims of intimidation and personal attacks, Cynisca Cycling part ways with board member and trans-exclusion advocate Inga Thompson
"The association with Ms. Thompson has affected Cynisca’s brand and reputation," says team

(The Columbus Dispatch) Women in Sport: Bill banning transgender girls from female sports teams headed to Ohio House floor

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA rules RUSADA still non-compliant despite Putin's latest motion
he World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has ruled that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) remains non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code in its latest inspection of the body

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala, Kerley, Jacobs face off in blockbuster Rabat Diamond League
* The trio was to face-off in the same final for the first time last year at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi but Jacobs pulled out of the race in the 11th hour due to an illness
* Omanyala eventually triumphed in front of his home crowd before the American also won the World Championships gold in Eugene, Oregon later in the year

(The Guardian) Athletics: World Athletics awaits report into Rana Reider after coach reveals sanction
Coach sanctioned over relationship with one of his athletes - Governing bodies awaiting full report from US SafeSport
(BBC) Rana Reider: US sprint coach given probation following sexual misconduct investigation
US sprint coach Rana Reider has been given a one-year probation after he "acknowledged a consensual romantic relationship with an adult athlete, which presented a power imbalance", according to his lawyer

(Spokesman-Review) Athletics: Bloomsday 2023: Jemal Yimer, Yeshi Kalayu win elite races; Tekoa’s Susannah Scaroni women’s wheelchair champ

    May 10, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Diamond League) Athletics: Asher-Smith set for 'special' London return
British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith will have the home crowd behind her when she hits the track for the 100m at the tenth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in London on July 23rd.

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Boston Marathon Is Fast. Training Data Shows Why.
We crunched the numbers from hundreds of thousands of Strava uploads, to see how athletes running in different marathons train differently, and why the Boston field is so speedy

(Daily Mail) Science of Sport: The 'game-changing' technology revolutionising sport: Hyperbaric chambers are helping stars like Vinicius Jnr recover quicker, sleep better and perform at their peak... it's no wonder Tiger Woods, LeBron James and Ronaldo are taking advantage

(Griffen & Stevens) Athletics: Rana Reider Ends Case With SafeSport, Will Continue Coaching

(FairPlayforWomen) Women in Sport: A sign of the turning tide in sport
Support for trans runner is sexism as usual

(The Guardian NG) Drugs in Sport: I gave performance-enhancing drugs to Okagbare, therapist admits

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Open the way Nairobi, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in town
* The 36-year-old Fraser-Pryce, who is ready to defend her 100 metres title at the Absa Kip Keino Classic on Saturday, said she is excited to start her season in Africa
* Fraser-Pryce, the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics 100m champion, declared that her body is feeling good

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'Silence is complicity': NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines presses Serena and Venus Williams on transgender athletes competing against women in new campaign - after tennis star previously said men play a 'different game' to women
* Riley Gaines has called on tennis star sisters Serena and Venus Williams to come out against transgender athletes in women's sports
* The NCAA swimmer said she will be pressing well-known female athletes every day over the controversial issue
* Her campaign comes a month after she claims she was 'assaulted' by trans-rights protestors at speech about women's sports

(KnoxTNToday) Athletics: Ralph Boston never said much about Ralph Boston

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Nijel Amos: Banned runner to sell Botswana's first Olympic medal
Banned runner Nijel Amos is looking to sell the Olympic silver medal he won in 2012, saying he plans to use the money to support his family

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
2023 NCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Best Track Spikes of 2023
We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval to sort the top models for each distance and the best-value options on the market

(CBC) Athletics: World Athletics offers funding to help Ukraine train for world championships this summer
Country had 22-member team at 2022 event 5 months after Russian invasion

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Achieving Chebet eager for glory at home
* Ethiopia’s Girmawit Gebrzihair won the race last year in a time of 14:49.97 ahead of Kazakhstan’s Daisy Jepkemei who clocked 15:08.97 while Kenya’s Zenah Chemutai was third in 15:12.29
* Chebet will be up against compatriots 10,000m world bronze medallist Margaret Chelimo, Judith Kiyeng, Grace Loibach, Caroline Nyaga, Nancy Cherop, Betty Chelangat amongst others

(The Guardian) Athletics: Hitting the squall: Cambodian runner refuses to quit race despite huge storm – video
Cambodia's Bou Samnang completed the women's 5,000m at the Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh despite being engulfed by a heavy rainstorm. Samnang was still out on the track almost six minutes after the winner, Nguyen Th? Oanh of Vietnam, had crossed the finish line when rain began pounding down on her. The athlete was overcome by emotion and thanked the smattering of supporters who had stayed to cheer her on. She finished in last place with a time of 22mins, 54.22 secs

    May 9, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: World Triathlon Championship Finals head to Malaga, Spain in 2024
Spain will host world championship events for three straight years

(Fox News) Women in Sport: 3-time Olympian urges cyclists to 'take a knee' to protest trans policy: 'Save women's sports'
Former Olympic cyclist Inga Thompson argues science is being ignored for the sake of inclusion

(Indian Express) Women in Sport: “We’re being hounded” – French transgender sprinter decries Olympics ban
"I cannot understand this decision as transgender women have always been allowed to compete if their testosterone levels were below a certain threshold," Diouf said

Athletics: Roots Running Project comes north for the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon
On Sunday, May 28, a group of American elite runners will be making their Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend debuts. Coached by Richey Hansen, Roots Running Project, based out of Boulder, Colorado will have five athletes toeing the start line at the Tartan Ottawa International Marathon

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines calls on famous female athletes to choose a side in trans debate. Here's who she's starting with
Former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines asks tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams how they 'feel about males competing against women'

(Daily ZNation) Athletics: Korir targets Kitur’s 31-year-old national 400m record
* Korir’s career took shape when he represented Kenya at the World Championships in London in 2017 where he competed at the 800m race but couldn’t go past the semi-finals then with a nagging back strain
* He later competed at the Africa Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, where he bagged silver in the 800m before aiding his team to a gold medal in the 4x400m relay alongside Jared Momanyi, Alphas Kishoyan and Aaron Koech

(Diamond League) Athletics: Kerley vs Jacobs: Showdown set for Florence
The long-awaited showdown between 100m world champion Fred Kerley and Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs has been confirmed for the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season at the Pietro Mennea Golden Gala in Florence on June 2nd

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Eric Lira pleads guilty to supplying performance-enhancing drugs to Olympic athletes
A Texas man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to supplying performance-enhancing drugs to Olympic athletes

(The Guardian) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: ‘A parent at sports day tried to psych me out’
Jamaica’s ‘gentle assassin’ on the real story behind the school race that went viral, her belief that she can go faster still at 36 and why female athletes shouldn’t be afraid to be publicly strong and fierce

(blogTO) Athletics: People are slamming the Toronto Marathon for being disorganized this year

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Tour of the Gila director takes aim at UCI over trans rules: ‘This could kill cycling’
Exclusive: Michael Engleman has been subjected to abuse and threats since Austin Killips' controversial victory

(Free Press) Athletics: Manitoba’s running season kicks off
Hundreds take part in annual police half-marathon

(AP News) Drugs in Sport: US law passed to stop doping nets its 1st guilty plea

(AW) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is Laureus Sportswoman of the Year
Jamaican sprinter picks up prestigious award while Catherine Debrunner is Sportsperson of Year with Disability

(WA) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce wins 2023 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award

(AI) Athletics: Yuki Kawauchi and Dayna Pidhoresky win Vancouver Marathon

    May 8, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Weekend recap: Yuki Kawauchi snags second BMO Vancouver Marathon victory
Also: results from Toronto, Prague and Georgina marathon

(CitiusMag) Athletics: What We Learned At Sound Running's Track Fest
Who thrived under the lights at On Track Nights' first event of the year? Josette Andrews won big; Katelyn Tuohy and Connor Burns smashed record + more

(Toronto Sun) Women in Sport: Spain women's running race apologizes for food processor prize
Organizers hadn't considered the kitchen appliance would have sexist implications

(AI) Athletics: Gabriela Debues-Stafford runs rust buster 1500m in Los Angeles

(AI) Athletics: World record holder Rhonex Kipruto to vie for honours at 15th TCS World 10K Bengaluru on May 21, 2023

(WA) Athletics: Ukraine Fund renewed to support athletes affected by war

(EA) Athletics: Battocletti makes victorious 10,000m debut at the Italian 10,000m Championships
A winner of four European cross country titles, Nadia Battocletti made a winning debut in the 10,000m at the Italian 10,000m Championships in Brescia on Sunday (7) on a busy weekend of domestic 10,000m championship competition

(Fox News) Women in Sport: nga Thompson, 3-time Olympian for US, calls for cyclists to protest against UCI's transgender athlete policy
UCI appeared to do 180 in regard to transgender participation policy defense

(The Critic) Women in Sport: Women will play on
Don’t ask a woman to take herself out of the game

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Female Olympian Is Against Men Competing Versus Women, As List Of Athletes Trying To Save Women’s Sports Grows

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines Urges Female Athletes To Refuse To Compete Against Trans Athletes

(The Star) Athletics: Cichocka ready to take on Kipyegon in Kip Keino Classic
* Kip Keino Classic will be Cichoka’s second major competition this season after the Doha Diamond League in Qatar on Friday, where she competed alongside Kipyegon who won the race with a world-leading time
* Nicknamed ‘Chepkoech’ by the Kapagat residents, Cichoka readily confesses her love for Kenya which she says is the perfect place for any world-beating athlete to start off their season

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Meanwhile … down in Australia
Steve McKenna and Kylie Simpson take the wins at Ironman Australia

    May 7, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(ITU) Triathlon: Marjolaine Pierre delivers golden performance in Ibiza to win debut Long Distance world title
Clement Mignon strikes late to win Long Distance nail-biter in Ibiza

(Citizen) Athletics: Gerda Steyn likely to shatter ‘unbreakable’ Comrades record
If anyone has the pedigree to better Frith van der Merwe's mark, it's Gerda Steyn.

(Post Gazette) Athletics: Pennsylvanians show out at 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

(Irish News) Athletics: Flanagan sets new NI record for 5,000m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala sets another African record
* The victory was a clear warning by Lyles to his rivals ahead of his 200m title defence at the World Athletics Championships scheduled for August 19 to 27 in Budapest, Hungary
* However, the 150m is not a World Athletics-recognised event. Omanyala is due to defend his Kip Keino Classic title on Saturday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

(The Star) Athletics: Jamaican sprinter Fraser-Pryce highlights Kip Keino classic
* American Richardson, 23, clocked 10.76 seconds to set a new record in the Diamond League on May 5 in Doha
* Local favorite and African 100m record holder, Ferdinand Omanyala will bid to lower his record that was set at the same venue last year

(IWF) Women in Sport: Save Our Sports: Take Back Title IX
Don’t let inclusion come on the backs of female athletes

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Women athletes - next time you're told to race against a biological man with so many physical advantages, IGNORE the starting gun… remain on your marks. Only a strike will end this madness

(JustWomenSports) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson after huge win: ‘I found my peace back’

(WA) Athletics: Yang and Pintado triumph in Rio Maior

(The Guardioan) Athletics: ‘Your childhood can haunt you’: Fatima Whitbread on trauma, triggers, therapy – and how sport saved her
Left for dead as an infant, raised in care and abused as a child, Whitbread became an exceptional athlete. She explains what it takes to be the world’s best javelin thrower, survive a breakdown and bounce back from financial ruin

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan athlete who was based in Japan finally laid to rest in Njoro
* The burial was attended by former, and active athletes from Nyandarua and Laikipia counties including her formative years coach Solomon Wachira and Francis Kamau who is also Athletics Kenya (AK) Nyandarua county chairperson among others
* The funeral was also attended by Stephen Mayaka, a veteran athletics manager based Mchida, Tokyo, and Hitachi Long Distance Team Head Coach Satoru Kitamura

BMO Vancouver Marathon - Vancouver, BC

Dick's Pittsburgh Marathon - Pittsburgh, PA

Toronto Marathon - Toronto, ON

    May 6, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Jeanni Metzler flies to Ironman 70.3 North American title
All-around performance puts South African on top of the podium

(NY Post) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes’ bogus wins in women’s sports shows lack of common sense

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas was not a woman but wanted to force his teammates to believe he was

(The Star) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic could be upgraded to Diamond League next year
* Tuwei made the remarks during a colorful ceremony at a Nairobi hotel, where Absa Bank unveiled an Sh60m sponsorship deal towards the support of the fourth edition of the Kip Keino Classic tour
* Tuwei said they are also working towards realising the dream of having more World Continental Tour events in Africa, whether at gold, silver, or bronze levels

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot, Kipkoech win first Roan Antelope Half Marathon
* Daniel Pila was the best placed local entry at position 21
* The race was held to market Ruma National Park as well as promote conservation of the roan antelope

Riley Gaines never considered herself a feminist. Then she raced Lia Thomas(Fox News) Women in Sport:

(BBTM) Athletics: The Four-Minute Man, Forever
Franz Stampfl, his coach, implored him to run in a meet between Oxford and the Amateur Athletic Association: “He said to me, ‘Although the conditions are not ideal, if you don’t take this opportunity, you might not forgive yourself for the rest of your life.’ He was right.”

(NY Times) Athletics: Erika Kemp Wants to See More Runners Who Look Like Her
Kemp, who had a solid marathon debut in Boston during a race with racial controversy on the sidelines, did not run cross-country until college. “There wasn’t anyone that looked like me.”

(ADF) Women in Sprt: Athletes, Olympians unite to support women's sports in WV
15 friend-of-the-court briefs filed with 4th Circuit in support of state law protecting female athletes

(KDKA) Athletics: Pittsburghers ready to cheer on marathon runners and support local businesses this weekend

(The Growth Equation) Athletics: The Chase For The Sub 4-Minute Mile And The Complexity Of Success

(C Register) Athletics: Yared Nuguse: American track’s low-key superstar
The American record-holder at 1,500 meters, the mile and 3,000 indoors headlines the On Track Fest at Mt. SAC

(ITU) Triathlon: Felix Forissier produces brilliant first Cross Triathlon world title show in Ibiz

(CNN) Athletics: ‘Like a chairlift up Everest’: Once running’s supreme challenge, has the value of a four-minute mile diminished?

(WA) Athletics: Ceh, Girma and Richardson break meeting records in Doha

(Barron's) Athletics: Kenya Bids To Host Diamond League Meet

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyegon explodes to world lead at Doha Diamond League
* Kipyegon took control of the race when the pacemaker dropped and led all the way to the tape with Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji coming in second place in 3:59.34 while her compatriot Hailu Freweyni was third in 4:00.29
* Two-time Commonwealth Games 800m champion Wycliffe Kinyamal emerged second in the two-lap race after clocking 1:46.61 behind Algeria’s Slimane Moula who timed 1:46.06 while another Algerian Djamel Sedjati sealed the podium positions in 1:46.97
* In the 100m women’s race, USA’s Richardson Shacarri won in a meeting record and world lead time of 10.76 beating Jamaica’s Jackson Shericka to second place who clocked 10.85 while Great Britain’s Asher-Smith Dina was third in 10.98

(NBC) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson gets biggest win in two years to open Diamond League

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Des Linden Is Changing Her Training as She Nears 40>/A>
Lower mileage, more intensity, and longer recovery paid off with a solid day in Boston

(The Carolina Journal) Women in Sport: Letter from former UNC female athletes: Will NC stand up for women’s sports?

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson storms to 100m win in Doha’s Diamond League opener
Shericka Jackson second with Dina Asher-Smith third - Fred Kerley wins men’s 100m ahead of Kenneth Bednarek

adidas Atlanta City Games - Atlanta, GA

    May 5, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Kipyegon, Girma Shine At Diamond League Opener in Doha
At the opening of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League in Doha tonight organizers saved the best for last

(BBC) Athletics: Hellen Obiri: Boston Marathon winner on family sacrifice and quitting the track
As Hellen Obiri crossed the finish line to win this year's Boston Marathon, a few metres ahead was her daughter, Tania

(Mirror) Athletics: Sha'Carri Richardson beats Tori Bowie record after paying emotional tribute
The late Tori Bowie's 100m Diamond League record has been broken by Sha'Carri Richardson in Doha, with the 23-year-old producing her best result in years after an emotional week
(BBC) Diamond League: Sha'Carri Richardson sets new 100m meeting record in Doha
Dina Asher-Smith finished third as Sha'Carri Richardson set a new 100m meeting record at the opening Diamond League of the season in Doha

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 462: Christine Yu – Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes
Christine Yu is an award winning journalist who writes about sports science and health. She has a new book coming out called Up to Speed, the Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes. She is a really well-known journalist. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Outside Magazine, Runner’s World, Family Circle, Self, Eating Well, ESPNW, and the list goes on.

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines challenges Dem fathers opposed to sports bill: You want your daughter in a locker room with men?
Gaines said the 'spineless' Democrat fathers in Congress failed their daughters with their opposition to the bill

(VeloNews) Women in Sport: UCI to reopen consultation on participation of transgender athletes in races
The decision comes soon after transgender athlete Austin Killips won the Tour of the Gila

(Center on Sport Policy and Conduct) Womrn in Sport: https://www.sportpolicycenter.com/news/2023/4/17/should-transwomen-be-allowed-to-compete-in-womens-sports
A view from an Exercise Physiologist

(WCPO9) Athletics: Flying Pig updates age restrictions one year after 6-year-old's participation sparked controversy

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kibiwott chasing hat-trick in star-studded field
* A total of 103 athletes from 32 countries are expected to grace the fourth edition of the Absa Kip Keino Classic, a round of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series
* Kibiwott will face training mate and former World and Olympics champion Conseslus Kipruto, former World Under-20 Championships gold medallist Amos Serem and Emmanuel Wafula

(The Guardian) Athletics: She was unapologetically her’: Tori Bowie was a brilliant one of a kind
In the aftermath of the sprinter’s death at the age of just 32, her USA teammate remembers a talented athlete who did things her own way

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: UCI recognises transgender policy ‘concerns’ and reopens consultation
Governing body intends to reach a decision in August - Trans athlete Austin Killips won Tour of the Gila on Sunday

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: British Rowing ready to defy world governing body over transgender rules
Members asked whether women's category should be restricted only to athletes declared female at birth in defiance of World Rowing

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha

(Inside the Games) Olympics: NBCUniversal and Twitter team up to amplify Paris 2024 coverage
Games broadcaster NBCUniversal (NBCU) have expanded their collaboration with Twitter for Paris 2024 in an arrangement expected to bring greater reach and scale to advertisers, the companies have said

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics will close their Birmingham HQ in a desperate bid to save money after being forced to lay off staff... with governing body moving to a 'virtual office structure' amid threat of bankruptcy
* UK Athletics have decided to shut their base at the Alexander Stadium
* The move could save them £100,000 after posted losses of £1.8m in last year
* The governing body have not been able to pay key coaches for months

Mirror) Athletics: Tragic Olympian Tori Bowie 'seven months pregnant' when found dead at Florida home
The Olympic star was found dead at her home in Florida earlier this week aged 32, having held the title of world's fastest woman just seven years ago

Diamond League - Doha, Qatar

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Teenager who won three gold medals leads Team Kenya back home
* Cherop, the World Under-20 3,000 metres bronze medallist, claimed an unprecedented three gold medals in girls’ under-18 from Ndola, a famous copper mining region
* Cherop, who only took up athletics upon completing her Form Four last year at Chelebei Secondary School in Mount Elgon, won the 800m, 1,500m and 3,000m races in Ndola

(BBC) Gemes: Russia announces plans to stage 'World Friendship Games' after 2024 Olympics
Russia plans to stage an international multi-sport event by relaunching the 'World Friendship Games' in 2024

(RRW) Athletics: A Woman With Options, Tuohy Is Choosing Carefully
Katelyn Tuohy's 2023 indoor season was spectacular by any measure

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Updated Data-Driven Analyses Of ”The Super Shoe Effect”
World Athletics & NCAA Data Analyses – Synopsis

(BBC) Athletics: Doha Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith relishing chance to face world's best
Britain's Dina Asher-Smith says she is relishing the chance to test herself against some of the world's best in the Diamond League opener in Doha

(The Spectator) Women in Sport: Biological men shouldn’t be competing against women

(CBC) Athletics: Sarah Mitton aims to add Diamond League hardware to collection and other storylines
Top sprinters grab spotlight and fellow runners Ahmed, DeBues-Stafford now healthy

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic: Will Bracy extend his dominance over Omanyala?
* Besides Bracy, the world 100m and 4x100m silver medallist, Omanyala, the defending 100m champion, will also face Canadian world 4x100m champions Aaron Brown (9.96) and Jerome Blake (10.00) at Kasarani.
* The field also gets interesting with the 2020 Tokyo and 2022 world 200m silver medallist Kenneth Bednarek (9.89) from USA and African Games 100m silver medallist, Ivorian Arthur Cisse, coming on board

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Who is competing and who to watch out for in 2023
Keely Hodgkinson, Dina Asher-Smith and Armand Duplantis are just a few of the global stars confirmed for the biggest Diamond League series yet
(WA) Stars ready to shine in Doha as 2023 Wanda Diamond League gets under way

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes in women’s sport are shameless cheats
In my book, athletes like Austin Killips are thieves – yet those whose prizes they take are being forced to maintain this mortifying charade

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Half-marathon runner wins praise for incredible act of good sportsmanship after he handed his winner's medal to a rival because of a shocking mistake
* Dane Verwey competed in big Mornington race
* Finished first but there was drama afterwards
* Has been hailed for stunning gesture

(ICFS) Women in Sport: Open Letter To The Union Cycliste Internationale

(Radio Tour) Women in Sport: Killips Gila Victory Sparks Firestorm of Controversy

(Inside the Games) Cycling: International Cycling Union approves Russians and Belarusians to compete as neutrals
The International Cycling Union has approved Russian and Belarusian cyclists to compete as individual neutral athletes from June 1, although national teams will remain banned

(TurnTo23) Women in Sport: Scripps News poll: Americans largely support restricting trans rights
More Americans are in favor of laws limiting transgender care for minors, even with parental consent, according to a recent Scripps News/YouGov poll

Athletics: RRCA National Half Marathon Championships Headlines 2023 SDCCU OC Marathon
20,000 Runners Set For 19th Annual SDCCU OC Marathon Running Festival This Weekend

(AW) Athletics: Diamond League season kicks off with big sprint clash in Doha
Dina Asher-Smith, Shericka Jackson and Sha’Carri Richardson are among those in a red-hot women’s 100m field in Qatar on Friday

(USATF) Athletics: Two American Records Fall at the 2023 USATF Masters 10 KM Championships hosted by the James Joyce Ramble

(The Guardian) Athletics:A look back at the life of world champion sprinter Tori Bowie – video obituary
The former Olympic medallist and world 100m champion Tori Bowie has died at the age of 32

    May 3, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: British Cycling could BAN transgender athletes from elite female races, as they review their policies, after male-born Austin Killips won a US race to be named 'Queen of the Mountains'
* Killips secured an overall victory in the recent Tour of the Gila in New Mexico
* The UCI allows male-born riders to compete if they have reduced testosterone
* But those rules have come in for criticism after Killips prevailed in a female race

(Between the Lines) Women in Sport: Nancy Hogshead-Makar and the Battle over Womern's Sports

(The Real Science of Sport) Athletics: Kipchoge 2.0: The Rise of the New Marathon Stars
In the aftermath of Evans Chebet's win in Boston and Kelvin Kiptum's sensational victory in London, the world of marathon running has been turned on its head. The team look closely at the latest results from the World Marathon Majors and ask whether the Kipchoge days are finally coming to an end and if the world record is set to fall again sooner rather than later

(Saily Nation) Athletics: Double treat for Kip Keino Classic fans as Fraser-Pryce, Sha'Carri kept apart
* Also in the mix is Africa 100m champion Gambia’s Gina Bass, who is also the African Games 200m champion
* The women’s 100m and 200m are part of the nine core races at the championship. Others are men's 100m and 200, men and women’s 800m, men and women’s hammer throw, and women’s high jump

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Nijel Amos, 800m star and Olympic medalist, banned three years for doping

(CNN) Athletics: Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie dies aged 32
(WA) 2017 world 100m champion Bowie dies

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Female athletes face ‘serious health implications’ of missed periods
Survey finds medical professionals ‘not sufficiently informed’ - RED-S low-energy condition ‘can be life-changing’

(Diamond League) Athletics: Doha: Five things to look out for
Faith Kipyegon, Neeraj Chopra and co. will launch their Wanda Diamond League title defence in Doha on Friday, while the likes of Andre De Grasse and Katie Moon look to bounce back from WDL disappointment last season

(Spiked) Women in Sport: The brazen entitlement of trans athletes
Cyclist Austin Killips is the latest biological male to ride roughshod over women’s sports

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Megan Rapinoe, Brittney Griner are undermining their legacies with transgender athletes support: Riley Gaines
Female sports pioneers are stepping on their own legacy, Gaines says

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes in women’s sport are shameless cheats
In my book, athletes like Austin Killips are thieves – yet those whose prizes they take are being forced to maintain this mortifying charade

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: A Triathlon Champion’s Positive Test Jolts the Sport, Creating a Soap Opera
Collin Chartier tested positive for erythropoietin, the well-known illegal stamina enhancer. It came as a shock to devotees of one of the ultimate endurance pursuits, where stamina is everything

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Trans extremists are wrong about biology in sport

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Cheptegei’s footsteps transforming Sebei region
* A bunch of teenagers have since represented Uganda at the recent World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia last year, the World Cross-country Championships in Bathurst, Australia in February and the ongoing Africa U18/U20 Athletics Championships in Zambia.
* Joshua Cheptegei admits to adoring the subject of literature during days in school. And that little element always manifests.
Cheptegei is relatively a more composed individual during his post-race interviews ever since he broke onto the scene with the 10000m gold medal at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Oregon, USA

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: British cyclists scared to speak out on trans athletes due to fear of being cancelled by sponsors
Concerns have been expressed days after Austin Killips, a biological male, won the women’s Tour of the Gila

(City A.M.) Athletics: Track and field must shine in 2023 or risk a painful deathM.) Athletics:

(The Independent) Women in Sport: Transgender cyclist Austin Killips sparks debate after winning UCI stage race
American rider Austin Killips won stage five of the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico

(The telegraph) Athletics: Athletics official: Black sprinters better because they 'escape burglaries'
Julian Starkey has been banned from governing bodies' boards for three years after making the comment at an event in November last year

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Weekend's Best: Should Gabby Thomas Move Up To The 400m; Joe Kovacs' Dad Strength + Issam Asinga Breaks Noah Lyles Record
Rounding up the best performances in the track and field world from this past weekend

    May 2, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Times) Women in Sport: British Cycling considers banning transgender riders from elite women’s races
Proposed policy would diverge from that of the international governing body, which allows trans women to compete with reduced testosterone levels

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Mutaz Essa Barshim on his quest for high jump greatness
Qatar's Olympic high jump champion will not lack for home support when the Diamond League gets underway in Doha on 5 May

(SBS Sports) Athletics: Australian athletics on a high ahead of World Championships
The state of Australian athletics has never been better ahead of the European season and the all-important World Athletics Championships in Budapest

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng’etich, Chebet head to Doha for season-opener
* Former world champion Julius Yego, who has a personal best of 92.72 metres, will also compete in the javelin

(The Times0 Women in Sport: Austin Killips: transgender cyclist’s win renews criticism of rules

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Picture that shows trans cyclists have Olympics in their sights and no one will stop them
Authorities must act swiftly before women are, once again, victims of male privilege on biggest stages of all – Olympics and Tour de France

(SexMatters) Women in Sport: The non-binary category in marathons
Mara Yamauchi is the UK’s third-fastest female marathon runner ever and a two-time Olympian. She is a member of Sex Matters’ advisory group and has written this guest blog

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: USA: Trans-Identified Male Takes First Place In Women’s Cycling Competition

(Tri247) Triathlon: Kat Matthews targets Long Distance world title in Ibiza

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot faces 3000m test at Doha Diamond League opener
* Others to watch are Ethiopia's Olympic 10,000m champion and world indoor 3000m champion Selemon Barega, Uganda's world 5000m bronze medallist Oscar Chelimo and Kenya's Ishmael Kipkurui, the world cross country U20 champion.
* Two-time Olympic and world 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon (KEN) headlines the women’s 1500m, aiming to lay a marker in her specialty

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Tracksmith’s Twilight 5,000m series is coming to Toronto
Whether you're stepping down in distance from a spring marathon or if the track is your focal point this year, these 5,000m races bring out the best of the community

(The Counter Signal) Women in Sport: Canadian female powerlifter slams federation over trans policy

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

(Outside Online) Athletics: For Professional Running, Sports Betting Is a Tantalizing Prospect
More money means a greater risk for corruption, but professional running needs something to shake up the status quo

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Paula Findlay defends title at St. Anthony’s triathlon despite cancelled swim
Tokyo Olympian Matt Sharpe takes second in men's race

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Athletics: The Eagles’ Devon Allen defends his Penn Relays 110-meter hurdles title in a photo finish
Allen beat Rafael Pereira of Brazil by 0.002 seconds. Ajee’ Wilson came from behind to win the women's 600-meter run, and Jamaican star Yohan Blake returned to Philly to join the Relays Wall of Fame

(WA) Athletics: Indoor surprise package Ceccarelli adds to Italy’s growing sprint prowess

(9and10News) Athletics: Q&A: Des Linden Reflects on Career at Boston Marathon After Running Her 10th

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Stars descend on Doha for Diamond League opener
With arguably its best fields ever, the Doha Meeting will open the 2023 Wanda Diamond League season in style this Friday

(USATF) Athletics: Two American Records Fall at USATF Masters 10 KM Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans impress in Africa Athletics Junior event
* Edmund Serem and Evans Kipkosgei staged a 1-2 feat in the boys under-18 2,000m steeplechase final, clocking 4:37.78 and 4:38.63 to lock out Mengistu Obsa Feyisa of Ethiopia in 4:39.10
* Samuel Toili settled for silver in boys’ under-18 400m in 46.18, losing to Nigerian Samuel Uchenna in 46.01 as South Africa’s Leendert Koekemoer took silver in 46.31

(The Distance Mag) Women in Sport: On The Spiralling Violence Of 'Gender Identity'
Woke terrorists are terrorists

    May 1, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: From being born a man... to Queen of the Mountains: Trans cyclist romps to victory in elite women's race - winning £28,000 in the process - sparking new anger at the sport's transgender rules
* A transgender athlete has won an elite women's cycling race in America
* Austin Killips secured overall victory in the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico
* Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies slammed the UCI over the race

The Telegraph) Women in Sport:Transgender cyclist Austin Killips wins women's Tour of the Gila – next stop Olympics?
Killips, a biological male, took up cycling in 2019, and may now try to compete at the Women's Tour de France and the Olympics

Athletics: Dallas Marathon Festival Announces Four-Year Title Partnership Extension with BMW & DFW BMW Dealers
Registration is now open for the 2023 BMW Dallas Marathon Festival with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Half Marathon and new walking-only events

(EA) Athletics: Counting down to Silesia! 50 days until the European Athletics Team Championships
Today marks 50 days to go until the Silesia 2023 European Athletics Team Championships... but like you have never seen the event before!

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Women’s sports under threat from trans competitors, MPs warned
Campaigners force a debate in Parliament over changes to the Equality Act to protect the rights of biological women

(Diamond League) Athletics: Entry lists published for season opener in Doha
Neeraj Chopra, Andre De Grasse, Shericka Jackson and Faith Kipyegon are among the stars set to descend on Doha for the Wanda Diamond League season opener on May 5th

(Dyestat) Athletics: Rocky Hansen Joins Sub-Four List At Virginia High Performance Meet
North Carolina Standout Wins Mile At Virginia Two Days After Anchoring DMR Win At Penn Relays

(Triathlon Magazine) Drugs in Sport: Pros speak out on the harms of doping
In order to push themselves every day, clean athletes need to cultivate a level of naivety

(AW) Athletics: Long jump legend Ralph Boston dies
Olympic champion in Rome 1960 and multiple world record-breaker from the United States was 83 years old

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines Slams Brittney Griner Supporting Men In Women’s Sports

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Travelling to where the wind takes him
For all the flaws and frustrations in athletics, renowned Irish coach John Coghlan can still see the beauty of it, and that’s what keeps him hooked

(WA) Athletics: Tilga breaks Multistars record with 8482 in Desenzano del Garda

(BBC) Athletics: Leon Reid: Commonwealth Games medallist retires at 28
Sprinter Leon Reid, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games for Northern Ireland, has announced his retirement at the age of 28

(Athletics Kenya) Drugs in Sport: Asbel Kiprop misses his first Ant-doping Test

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