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Runner's Web November 2019 FrontPage Archive

  November 30, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

Athletics: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Marks A New Chapter In Sporting History With Successful First Evening Race
Kipkorir and Cherono defend titles as SCSM records highest number of marathon finishers in event’s 18-year history

(Jamiaca Gleaner) Athletics: Jamaica could be good at 800m again

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tirop, Kimeli retain Ziwa race crowns

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Russian worlds medallist says country unfair target in doping scandal

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Callum Hawkins set to earn Olympic marathon spot after Mo Farah U-turn

(AP) Athletics: NY team helping immigrant runners realize American dream

(Track & Field News) Athletics: In Wake Of DL Changes, Christian Taylor Organizes

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: 'Athlete welfare can never be taken lightly': Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach calls for inquiry into use of thyroid medication
* There are calls for an investigation into willingness to use thyroid medication
* But UK Athletics have denied ever using it except when medically necessary
* Figures around the sport told Sportsmail there should be a review regardless
* Toni Minichiello believes all sports governing bodies should have safeguards

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah halts marathon career and returns to track to defend Olympic 10,000m title

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(Irish Times) Athletics: Two Irish women went stride for stride towards athletic greatness
Catherina McKiernan and Sonia O’Sullivan both appeared when Irish women’s athletics was crying out for a big star

(WA) Athletics: Weekend road preview: marathon course records under threat in Valencia while Cheptegei targets world 10km record >BR>
(The Independent UG) Athletics: Valencia confident Uganda’s Cheptegei can break world record

(NewsChain) Athletics: GB sprint star Dina Asher-Smith named Sportswoman of the year at the Sports Journalism Association awards
GB world sprint champion Dina Asher-Smith has been named Sportswoman of the Year at the Sports Journalism British Sports Awards for the second year running

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports:The Hidden Cost of a Quick Injury Fix
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, has been touted as a miracle cure for sports injuries, but it may counteract the benefits of plain old rehab exercises

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 211: Dena Evans
Dena Evans is a running coach, mother of two (soccer mom!), and a passionate runner herself

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah performs U-turn over defence of 10,000m title at Tokyo Olympics
36-year-old wants to add to medal haul after focus on marathon - ‘I hope I haven’t lost my speed but I’ll train hard,’ says Farah

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Sonia turns tutor for Ciara

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: UK Athletics drug shock: British stars claim governing body encouraged use of thyroid medication to enhance performance, as top athletes fear spread of the dubious methods used by Mo Farah's ex coach Alberto Salazar
* Great Britain athletes past and present have shared concerns with Sportsmail
* Athletes have allegedly been encouraged to be screened for thyroid problems
* That has led to suspicions that it is being used as a legal performance enhancer

(BBC) Cycling: Ethan Hayter: Team Ineos sign former world champion team pursuit rider
Britain's former world champion team pursuit rider Ethan Hayter has joined Team Ineos on a three-year deal

(CBC) Athletics: Top Canadian distance runners attempt title defence en route to Olympics
Luc Bruchet and Geneviève Lalonde to compete in cross-country event in Abbotsford, B.C.

(WA) Athletics: 2019 review: throws
Our end-of-year reviews continue with a look back at 2019’s key action in the throws.
2019 review: relays
2019 review: combined events

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

(Sport24) Athletics: ASA on Olympics: If we're not going to perform, then we shouldn't go

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Former RusAF President accused of publicly lying about Lysenko case as Butov resigns
Mikhail Butov, formerly Russia's highest-ranking international athletics official, has stepped down from the country's national governing body leadership team, claiming he was lied to

(RRW) Athletics: Jenkins, Kiplagat Win Blustery Manchester Road Race
Using smart tactics to minimize the impact of unusually strong winds, Eric Jenkins and Edna Kiplagat won today's 83rd Manchester Road Race here his morning by clear margins

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Chris Chavez - Reignite a Spark
Carrie chats with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Chavez! They discuss his recent interview with Mary Cain, the current doping issues in the sport of running, and much more!

(Hartford Courant) Athletics: College teammates finish first and second at 83rd annual Manchester Road Race
Eric Jenkins outkicked defending champion Edward Cheserek on Main Street to win the Manchester Road Race Thursday morning in 21:19 and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya won the women's rac

(WA) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen set for Dusseldorf return

(RT) Drugs in Sport: ‘Ask Armstrong, Gatlin & Coleman’: Russian high jump champ Lasitskene tells USADA boss to ‘watch his language’ after calls for ban

(USATF) Athletics: USATF announces 2019 USATF Night of Legends theme: U.S. Outdoor World Record Holders

(Reuters) Athletics: Olympic hopeful Cheruiyot pushed by fellow Kenyan runner

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: World record holder Kosgei plans to conquer Olympic marathon

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: UK Athletics launches independent review into Alberto Salazar and his Nike Oregon Project after Mo Farah's former coach was banned for four years by US Anti-Doping Agency
* Alberto Salazar was banned for four years by US Anti-Doping Agency in October
* He announced he would be challenging sanction at Court of Arbitration for Sport
* UK Athletics have commissioned an independent review into American coach

(Sport24) Athletics: Comrades Marathon awared Gold Label status

(The Star) Athletics: Stakes high for Kirui as he looks forward to work under coach Sang
"I used to train in Keringet before but I had to shift to Kaptagat a move I do not regret making," said the former Africa U-20 10,000m champion

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Doping report obtained by AP shows depths of Russia cover-up

Manchester Road Race - Manchester, CT

  November 27, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Yahoo) Athletics: Olympian Allyson Felix Applauds Mary Cain for Speaking Out About Dark Side of Running: 'We're Not Alone'

(Runner's World) Athletics: How the Turkey Trot Became the Most Popular Race in America
A brief history of the oldest continuous footrace on the continent

(ITU) Triathlon: ITU launches the Winter Triathlon World Cup

(WWD) Athletics: Mary Cain Still Calling on Nike to Hold Third-Party Probe Into Disbanded Oregon Project
More than six million people have viewed Cain's op-ed video for The New York Times since it posted on November 7

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Lasitskene again in limbo after British Athletics withdraw Glasgow invitation
European Athlete of the Year Mariya Lasitskene has had an invitation to compete at next year's World Athletics Indoor Tour event in Glasgow withdrawn because of uncertainty over whether she will be able to compete due to the uncertain status of Russian athletes

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan 17-year-old Angela Munguti given 4-year drug ban

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Inside Russia’s Failed Doping Cover-Up
A World Anti-Doping Agency report outlines how Russia fabricated evidence to try to discredit a whistle-blower.

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce exclusive interview... on feminism, religion and why Tokyo will be her last Olympics

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Usada chief calls for complete ban of Russian athletes from Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency "must get tougher" and ban all Russian athletes from competing at the Olympics, says US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart

(CNN) Drugs in Sport: Russia facing sporting wilderness after WADA recommends four-year ban

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Molly Huddle is concerned about Nike AlphaFly at US marathon trials
Nike's latest carbon-plated shoe has some US marathoners worried about its effect on the upcoming marathon trials

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

Athletics: Applications For 2020 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk Lottery To Be Accepted Between Sunday, December 1 and 11:59 P.M. Thursday, December 12
Official 2020 Race T-shirt Unveiled, Race Ambassadors Introduced At Fall Kickoff Reception Presented by MedStar Health

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopian marathon runner receives provisional suspension after positive EPO test
Ethiopian marathon runner Etaferahu Temesgen Wodaj received a provisional suspension from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after allegedly testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs

(The Journal-Gazette) Drugs in Sport:Analysis: Russia cheats again _ and laughs its way to Tokyo

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: How Russian doping scandal unfolded

(The 42) Athletics: The College Years - 'She set her goals and she was going to go after it. That was her attitude'
We retrace Sonia O’Sullivan’s time at Villanova with her former coach and teammate

(NewsChain) Athletics: Nike launches 'Birthplace of dreams' film to celebrate life and achievements of South Africa's Caster Semenya

(National Post) Drugs in Sport: Scott Stinson: Agency calls for Russia to face four-year sports ban as doping scandal flares up, again
These developments are a product of WADA’s own making. The anti-doping regulator has a habit of seeking compromise when harsh sanctions are required
(The Guardian) Wada pushes for Russia to be banned from Tokyo Olympics
Russia faces four-year ban across all sports over drug cover-up - Wada decision to be made in Paris on 9 December

(WA) Athletics: 5000 more entries available for mass race at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tirop, Kipruto retain Wareng titles

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Olympics: New blood doping test could be approved for use at Tokyo 2020
Test developed at University of Brighton; "We can prolong the window of opportunity so you can detect that drug weeks and months later," says Professor Yannis Pitsiladis

(Irish News) Athletics: Ex-Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill is on a mission to take the confusion out of prenatal fitness
Former Olympic heptathlete and Jessica Ennis-Hill chats to Lauren Taylor about how to stay fit in pregnancy and body confidence after a baby

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Athletes Battle Tough Conditions at 2019 Ironman Cozumel Triathlon
Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield and Australia’s Carrie Lester earned the victories on a hot and humid day at the 2019 Ironman Cozumel triathlon in Mexico

(Sports Integrity Initiative) Drugs in Sport: WADA Compliance Review Committee recommends series of strong consequences for RUSADA non-compliance

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics are lurching from one fiasco to another... farces are becoming the norm for this shambolic organisation
* UK Athletics have been awarded close to £27million for this Olympic cycle
* However the body continues to look cheap amid continued farces in the sport
* Several UK coaches say that Paris 2024 will see the ramifications of this saga

(Womens Running Coaches Collective) Athletics: A WRCC Interview with Olympian Shalane Flanagan

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics
Russian Olympic Committee also pressures athletics leaders to reform in wake of doping scandal

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-America Honors

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

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Brother Colm O’Connell regrets tainting of Kenyan distance running
71-year-old has been given the World Athletics Coaching Achievement award for 2019

(Outside Online) Health and Fitness: There's Finally Heart Health Data on Extreme Exercise
A new analysis tracks people doing 35 hours of exercise per week for a decade, and finds no evidence of heart risks

Athletics: Marathon Veterans and Olympic Trials Hopefuls Set to Compete at the 2019 California International Marathon
Elisha Barno and Jane Kibii return to lead CIM elite field on Sunday, December 8

(IATC Exchange Zone) Athletics: Today's Relevant Running Topics w/ Shelby Houlihan

(Runner's World) Athletics: Molly Huddle: Here’s What Healthy Competition Looks Like
Are your competitive instincts helping or hurting your running?

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: New study shows the right workout routine can help fight dementia

(BBC) Athletics: Anyika Onuora: Olympic bronze medallist retires from athletics
British Olympic bronze medallist Anyika Onuora has retired from athletics

(Tri247) Triathlon: Swiss double at Laguna Phuket Triathlon: Wild and Simmonds

(BBC) Athletics: Zara Hyde Peters will not take up UK Athletics position
Zara Hyde Peters will not take up a position as UK Athletics' new chief executive after allegations made about her husband came to light

(Daily Nation) Athletics: What is Eliud Kipchoge's secret to success?

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Why Christine Ohuruogu does not wade into doping debates: 'I never cast aspersions - not with my history'

(3Wure Sports) Athletics:Some perspective, please
The headline in The Times (the one in London) a few days ago proclaimed, "Lord Coe’s plan will lead to slow death of athletics, says Olympic champion Christian Taylor."

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto, Tirop win Tuskys 10km road race in Eldoret
Interestingly, the two were the winners of the now-defunct Tuskys cross country ttles last year

(Runner's World) Athletics: BYU Has a Banner Day at NCAA Cross Country Championships
The men’s team won its first national title, while the women placed second in Terre Haute, Indiana

(Daily Mail) Athletics: New UK Athletics chief Zara Hyde Peters under threat of being sacked following safeguarding controversy
* An emergency UK Athletics board meeting was called on Sunday afternoon
* CEO Zara Hyde Peters could be fired after controversy involving her husband
* He was banned from teaching life after sending photos to an underage pupil
* Hyde Peters faces claims that she allowed him to coach junior athletes

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

(Mirror) Athletics: Sprinter Jesse Owens' Olympic gold medal goes on sale for whopping £1.6million
The coveted gold medal won by runner Owens in the 1936 'Nazi Olympics' has emerged as being on sale - and the price is absolutely eye-watering

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Athletics:Philadelphia Marathon results: Diriba Yigezu wins men’s race; Feyne Gemeda is women’s champion with record time

(AW) Athletics: Jess Piasecki storms to 2:25:29 Florence Marathon win
Former Euro Cross U23 champion moves to third on the UK marathon all-time list with an impressive run in Italy

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce misses out on World Female Athlete of the Year award

(NewsChain) Athletics: Great Britain's Jess Judd seals her first senior spot at European Cross Country Championships

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Sisters Fionnuala McCormack & Una Britton Thrilled To Share Podium At National Cross Country

(Jack Dog Welch) Athletics: Ed Eyestone: Run Like A Horse
Ed Eyestone was named - by no less a leading authority than myself - Best U.S. Roadie of 1990 by Track & Field News. January 1991. - JDW

(Loop Jamaica) Athletics: Kemoy Campbell reflects on life anew after Millrose Games collapse

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Champ Kamworor eyes world marathon record, Olympic gold in 2020

(The Herald) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe: Laura Muir has the potential to be on the Olympic podium
Paula Radcliffe knows more than most just how challenging it is to win an Olympic medal. The Englishwoman was world champion and world record holder, in the marathon as well as winning some of the sport’s major marathons multiple times. However, an Olympic medal always eluded Radcliffe, with fourth place in the 10,000m in 2000 being the closest she ever got to the Olympic podium

(AI) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe clarifies role with Jordan Hasay

(The Nation Thailand) Triathlon: Stage set for 26th edition of Laguna Phuket Triathlon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge wins Male Athlete of the Year - What they said

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Racers Grand Prix announced as 'Gold' level Continental Tour meet

(WA) Athletics: Competition decisions made at 220th World Athletics Council Meeting

(NBC) Athletics: Dalilah Muhammad, Eliud Kipchoge named world athletes of the year

  November 23, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Arkansas Women Achieve Rare Three-Season Triple at NCAA Cross Country Championships
After finishing second four times, the women of the University of Arkansas under coach Lance Harter finally won their first-ever NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships team title here today, beating back a strong challenge from Brigham Young University, and prevailing by just six points, 96 to 102

(NewsChain) Athletics: GB athlete Holly Bradshaw praises fans as Athletics Championships sells out ahead of Tokyo 2020
Great Britain pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw has praised fans after the 2020 British Athletics Championships was sold out within three days

(Hartford Courant) Athletics: Local Olympian Donn Cabral feeling good about the Manchester Road Race

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Breaking the wheel of doping
Alex Teuten has run for Britain but never been drug tested. As an organic chemistry PhD student he believes more testing should be done at grassroots level

(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics: UK Sport in 'urgent discussions' over Zara Hyde Peters appointment
Funding agency UK Sport says it is in "urgent discussions" with UK Athletics over "extremely serious" allegations made about the husband of incoming chief executive Zara Hyde Peters

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russian athletics chief quits amid fresh corruption accusations by Wada
Medical records allegedly faked during doping probe - Russia’s participation at 2020 Tokyo Olympics under threat

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Belgrade to host 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nairobi bids for 2025 World Athletics Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships: Where Are They From?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fingers crossed for Kipchoge, Kosgei at athletics awards

(irish Times) Athletics: Seb Coe willing to go that extra mile - for the mile
Special ‘miler’ meeting for standout names of ‘revered’ distance at hotel in Monaco

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu’s go-to base-season workouts
How the Canadian 800m record holder trains through the fall

(The Star) Athletics: Kosgei predicts a new marathon record
Brigid set a new record of 2:14:04 in Chicago Marathon last month breaking 16 year-old Briton Paula Radcliffe Mark by over a minute

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Russia remains suspended as reinstatement process is put on hold following fresh anti-doping charges
* The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has been banned since 2015
* The suspension will now continue indefinitely as the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) made its latest recommendations
* On Thursday 'several senior federation officials' from RusAF were charged

(RRW) Athletics: Razorback Women Looking for Rare Three-Season Triple Crown At NCAA Cross Country Championships
In his 30th year coaching athletics at the University of Arkansas, Lance Harter has seen his share of wins and losses, but mostly wins

(Fast Running) Athletics: Fast Running Performance Project 2020 Launch
After great success with the Fast Running Performance coaching for the 2019 autumn marathon season, we look ahead to 2020 and open applications

(ESPN) Athletics: From a running start in Eritrea to a new home in America, Weini Kelati chases NCAA cross country title

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Russia remains suspended as reinstatement process put on hold
(CBC) Russia facing possible track and field expulsion over faked medical records
President of Russia's track and field federation and its top anti-doping official were suspended Thursday

(The Guardian) Athletics: UK Athletics to review position of Zara Hyde Peters as new chief executive
Hyde Peters accused of failing to alert club to husband’s ban - ‘There can be no compromise on welfare and safeguarding’

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(Irish Times) Athletics: A timely and fitting tribute to the legends of the mile
World Athletics Heritage Mile Night celebrated the achievement of the iconic names of the famous four-lap event

(EA) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson and Gemili voted British Athletes of the Year
Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Adam Gemili were voted British Athletes of the Year at the annual award ceremony organised by the British Athletics Writers Association (BAWA) in London on Friday (22) afternoon

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics stops process of Russia's reinstatement
World Athletics - formerly the IAAF - has halted Russia's reinstatement after senior athletics officials were suspended for anti-doping rule breaches

(AthleteBiz) Athletics: Athletes For Imagining More

(RRW) Athletics: Notre Dame's Rohrer Could Join Exclusive Club At Her Final NCAA Cross Country Championships
As a freshman at Notre Dame in 2015, Anna Rohrer finished sixth at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: #NCAAXC Goes Back Home To Cross Country Town USA

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: World high jump champ Mariya Lasitskene blasts Russian track officials
President of Russia's track and field federation and its top anti-doping official were suspended Thursday

(Wired) Athletics: Meet the Elite Shot Putter Chasing a World Record
Ryan Crouser is one of the best shot put throwers in history. In this WIRED video, he talks about the limits of his sport—and how to break them

(NY Times*)Drugs in Sport: Seven Russians Suspended for Obstructing Doping Investigation in Track
The bans deepened a crisis for Russian sports that soon could see the country barred from next summer’s Tokyo Olympics and other major international sporting events

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Snell tried to defy heart attack to attend World Athletics Heritage Mile Night
New Zealand’s triple Olympic champion Peter Snell attempted to defy a serious heart problem in order to attend the World Athletics Heritage Mile Night event that took place here tonight

(BBC) Athletics: Sportswoman of the Year 2019: Dina Asher-Smith wins award after historic World Championships success
British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has been named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year for 2019

(AP) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: Japanese, English _ but where’s the French?

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics Federation President among top officials charged by AIU for obstructing doping investigation
Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President Dmitry Shlyakhtin has been suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and the national governing body he leads charged with serious breaches of the anti-doping rules, including obstructing an investigation

Athletics: Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend wins Event of the Year at 2019 Canadian Tourism Awards
For the past 45 years, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has welcomed participants from around the world who take part in one or more of seven races: the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, Scotiabank Ottawa Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 2K and Kids Marathon

CTolleRun) Athletics: Dot McMahan - There’s So Much More Good
Carrie chats with elite masters runner Dot McMahon! They discuss her recent win (and new course record) at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, keeping the excitement alive as a masters runner, and the meaning behind her selection as USATF Athlete of the Week

(Globe and Mail) Athletics:Canadian distance runner Rachel Cliff finding quick success after switching to marathon

(The Riot Act!) Athletics: Kelsey Barber’s training trajectory catapults her towards more javelin records

(Dong-A Dilbo) Athletics: Seoul International Marathon joins Platinum Label road races

(Spikes) Athletics: The Way Out by Vernon Norwood
Where I grew up, only a small percentage of people make it out

(Runner's World) Athletics: Is Ryan Hall Making a Comeback? He Explains
The American record holder in the half marathon says he won’t be in any races anytime soon, but he is training consistently

(Sport24) Athletics: Comrades Marathon suspends 3 cheats

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: AIU lifts doping ban on Kenyan athlete

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Ohuruogu: Dina can do the triple in Toky
World champion Dina Asher-Smith has the 'inner steel' to make history and do the triple in Tokyo

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jordan Hasay: “I Will Be in the Trials”
She’s recovering from a hamstring injury, has named a new coach, and speaks out on Mary Cain’s allegations about Alberto Salazar.
(Daily Mail) 'I hope to follow in her footsteps': Former Alberto Salazar runner Jordan Hasay delighted as she confirms Paula Radcliffe will be her new coach
* Paula Radcliffe will coach ex-Nike Oregon Project runner Jordan Hasay
* The project was disbanded in the wake of Alberto Salazar's doping ban

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Claude-Boxberger bemused by positive EPO test

(Jack Dog Welch) Athletics: If I Was Coaching Mary Cain
If I was coaching Mary Cain, I probably wouldn’t have done it to begin with

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(Evening Times) Athletics: Stiff competition for Laura Muir for top award
In years gone by, a year like the one Laura Muir has had would guarantee her being awarded Scottish Athlete of the Year at her sport’s governing body annual awards. However, the calibre of Scottish athletes these days means that Muir’s two European Indoor gold medals and her fifth place at the World Championships means she is far from a stick-on to win the top award at Scottish Athletics FPSG Awards Dinner on Saturday

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: From monster mileage to power meters: how training has changed through the decades
Imagine riding without GPS... without power... even without heart rate. How did they cope, and how greatly has training really advanced?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan track legend back home after 33-year absence

(Life Times Running) Athletics: Don Kardong has been running for 55 years
Don Kardong should have won the bronze medal in the 1976 Olympic Maratho

(Irish Times) Athletics: Business as usual for Fionnuala McCormack
McCormack returns to cross-country in Sunday’s national championship

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Conferences Pack Teams Into NCAA DI Cross Country Championships

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Russian runner's suspension for working with banned coach lifted: AIU

(BBC) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe to coach Jordan Hasay, ex-Nike Oregon Project athlete
Britain's former marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is to coach US runner Jordan Hasay, who has left the disbanded Nike Oregon Project
(The Independent) Paula Radcliffe to coach former Nike Oregon Project athlete Jordan Hasay
Nike ended NOP training programme after leading coach Alberto Salazar banned by US Anti-Doping Agency
(The Telegraph) Paula Radcliffe takes on coaching role with former Oregon Project runner Jordan Hasay

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Athletics’ Sisyphean Task
It is perhaps the most Sisyphean of athletics’ challenges, the movement to truly modernize the sport of athletics (track & field). Over the years, the boulder of professionalism has approached its summit on a number of occasions, only to see its fortunes tumble back down to the old status quo time and again

(ESPN) Women in Sport: 30 for 30 podcast -- How gender politics and tragedy changed Kari Swenson's biathlon generation

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Tianna Bartoletta criticises own sponsor Nike over response to Mary Cain's Alberto Salazar 'abuse' claims

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Project Podium: Can The Men’s U.S. Triathlon Team Be Turned Around?
Parker Spencer is a young coach with a huge job: helming USAT’s ambitious plan to get the U.S. men’s team racing back on track

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eldoret to host Tokyo Olympics trials

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-Region

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: French steeplechaser reportedly fails doping test

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Laura Muir almost missed out with injury

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyan marathoner Kamworor refuses to rule out going for track at Tokyo Olympics

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 87 with Lindsay Crouse
"One thing that has been really amazing about reporting on this industry is that I actually am really inspired by it and get really motivated by it and I’m just so motivated by all the amazing women that are balancing running with jobs and also families. I think every single woman that’s qualifying for the Olympic Marathon Trials right now, and all the women behind them too—sometimes it just comes down to talent, it’s not about work, and I totally respect that—what the women are doing right now specifically is amazing and I think I’ve kind of been like, ‘If they can do this, I can too.’ It’s very tiring and I can always stop. I think that’s important to remember and that’s what I tell myself when I start to get really tired, ‘I don’t have to do this, remember why I’m doing it, it’s because I want to.’ And I think that’s enough to keep me going."

(SportBusiness) Athletics: Wanda: Financial effect of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon revamp to be felt in 2020

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘The wrong move!’ - Trecia Smith blasts IAAF decision to cut Diamond League final events

(NewsChain) Triathlon: Welsh triathlete Non Stanford to miss the start of the 2020 season due to surgery

(WSJ) Athletics: More Female Athletes Talk About a Taboo: Their Periods
As criticism of coaching methods for female athletes grows, leaders like New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan say women shouldn’t stop menstruating because of hard training

(TeamBAA) Athletics: Mark Carroll Announced as B.A.A. High Performance Coach

(Jen Rhines) Athletics: My Thoughts and Experiences on Weight, Body Composition and Making Choices

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runner suggests changes to Diamond League broadcasts could save events
Olympian Matt Hughes affected by IAAF decision to drop steeplechase, other events

(BBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: The man, the methods & controversies behind 'moon-landing moment'
A week before the big day, in the middle of the night, Eliud Kipchoge was fast asleep at his training base in the hills of Kenya

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(TiannaBee) Athletics: Being Mary Cain
From the backlash concerning their treatment of pregnant athletes, to Alberto Salazar’s ban, the disbanding of the Oregon Project, and allegations of emotional abuse

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 7
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 7

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Exclusive: Major sports bodies guilty of 'shocking' lack of women's representation at board level

(World Athletics) Athletics: World Athletics approves the application of six Russians to compete at the European Cross Country Championships as neutral athletes

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Distance runner Tara (Erdmann) Welling is having fun again

(NewsChain) Athletics: British athlete calls for male competitors to be more "respectful" during marathons
British long-distance runner Lily Partridge has called for female athletes to be better protected during marathon races

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Rutto latest top Kenyan runner to be given four-year doping ban
Cyrus Rutto has become the latest Kenyan runner to be banned for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs

(The Independent) Athletics; Tokyo Olympics 2020: Thomas Bach accuses athletes of selfish motives in row over marathon and race walk
The IOC has been criticised by some athletes after it announced last month that the events would switch location in order to mitigate against the summer heat in the Japanese capital

Athletics: 35,000 Registered Runners From Across The Globe Take On The Las Vegas Strip For The 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & -Half-Marathon - The Biggest And Best Night Running Event In The World
The Mile-High City welcomed more than 7,500 registered participants for the 10th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

(Las Vegas Review Journal*) Athletics: Tommy Puzey repeats as men’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon champion

(Salty Running) Athletics: More Than Just A Bad Apple: It’s Time to Change Running’s Toxic Culture

(The Guardian NG) Athletics: Participants want equal treatment for all at Lagos Women Run

(The Root) Athletics: A New Race to Win: With a New Brand Sponsor, Alysia Montaño Is Ready to Change the Game for Women Athletes

(Women's Running) Athletics: Opinion: We Need to Do More Than #FixGirlsSports
Because it’s not just the youth sports culture that needs to change

(Picky Bars) Athletics: The Mary Cain Movement *Special Episode
Mary Cain, Creating A Healthy Team Culture, Eating Disorders, Performance And Nutrition, Picking A Program

(CleanSport) Athletics: Mary Cain Tells Us Her Story
In 2012, Mary Cain set the US High School record in the 1500m at the World Junior Championships running 4:11. Later that year, she got a call from Alberto Salazar who invited her to come train with the Nike Oregon Project (NOP). She was 16 years old

(World Athletics) Athletics: Rotich and Machado prevail in Soria

(Japan Times) Athletics: Men's Olympic marathon to be held on last day of 2020 Games

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(Ali on the Run) Athletics: Ali on the Run Show Episode 189: Running Industry Hot Takes with Phoebe Wright
"When you’re in a powerless position and the rest of your career is totally dependent on what you do, you aren’t going to burn bridges. You don’t have many bridges to walk across."

(MileSplit USA) Athletics: National Pole Vault Record Holder Chloe Cunliffe Turns Pro

(BBC) Athletics: Letesenbet Gidey: Ethiopian smashes 15km world record in Seven Hills race
Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia has broken the 15km world record at the Seven Hills race in Nijmegen

(Register=Guard) Athletics:Nike must make amends for abuse of athletes

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: My thoughts on Jamaica’s male sprinting decline

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge hints at defending London, Olympics marathon titles

(World Athletics) Athletics: Lonyangata and Melese regain Shanghai Marathon titles

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Birech, Chebet win Kass Marathon

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: WADA at 20: As anti-doping agency weighs new sanctions against Russia, scandal still looms large
Compliance review committee could recommend new measures against Russia as early as Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge: 2 hour marathon in normal conditions possible

(NY Times) Athletics: I Changed My Body for My Sport. No Girl Should
Women and girls are no longer content just to have a chance to play; we are demanding that sports be rebuilt altogether

(BBC) Athletics: Harrison Dillard: Former Olympic 100m and 110m hurdles champion dies aged 96
USA's oldest living Olympic gold medallist Harrison Dillard, who won the 1948 100m title in London, has died in Cleveland at the age of 96

(The Nation Thailand) Triathlon: World’s top athletes sign up for Laguna Phuket Triathlon

Humana Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon - NV

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(NCAA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI cross country selection show - 5 PM ET, Saturday

( Athletics: Noah Lyles, from Nanjing to Tokyo!
A gold medallist in the 200m at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Noah Lyles is now on track for further success at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, having been crowned world champion in Doha in his favourite distance

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Adrenaline for warmth and cream for chafing gets runners through Queenstown marathon

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Collegiate Women Take Triathlon’s Center Stage
Live stream the collegiate women’s triathlon championship this Saturday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge feted by Isuzu

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Amid Cain allegations, Kara Goucher slams Nike investigating itself

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya says ready to host World U-20 Junior Championships

(Hindustan Times) Athletics: Jos Hermens:?On how Kipchoge broke two-hour barrier and Indian athletes
The Dutchman took part in 10,000m at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and also set the world record for covering the maximum distance in an hour—20,907m—in 1975

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA vice-president claims companies with Russian interests spied on her and family
Outgoing World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vice-president Linda Helleland has claimed she was spied on by Norwegian companies acting "on behalf of Russian interests" during the fallout from the state-sponsored doping scandal

(Outside Online) Athletics: Mary Cain and the Dark Side of Pro Running
In Cain’s case, her mistreatment led to athletic decline. But what if it hadn’t?

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: A Brush With Greatness: The Puma Shoe That Upended the 1968 Olympics
On the eve of the games, the company introduced an innovative new shoe that threatened the track and field record books—and Adidas’s place atop the athletic footwear hierarchy. What happened next was part Cain and Abel, part cloak-and-dagger

(Japan Today) Olympics: Spectators to be allowed to bring drinks to Tokyo Games venues

(BBC) Athletics: Some of Britain's top athletes threaten legal action over sponsorship regulations
Top British athletes are threatening to sue the British Olympic Association over sponsorship regulations
(The Telegraph) Adam Gemili leads Team GB group threatening legal action over BOA's 'window dressing relaxation' of sponsorship rules
(The Independent) Mo Farah and Adam Gemili among athletes threatening BOA with legal action over Olympic sponsor rules
Athletes who compete at the Olympic Games are bound by the International Olympic Commitee’s rule 40, which prevents them from promoting their personal sponsorship agreements close to the Games?

VCU Health Richmond Marathon - VA

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(RRW) Athletics: NCAA Division I Cross Country Regional Championships
The top-2 teams from each of the nine regions earned automatic berths for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.

(Women's Running) Athletics: Why Women Will Save Running
Former Nike Oregon Project runners’ accounts of emotional abuse by Alberto Salazar are kickstarting a conversation about an ugly side of sports and how to change it

Athletics: PRRO Launches Allied Member Program
Road races with prize money but limited budgets can now afford to join the fight for a clean sport

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 209: Sinead Diver
Sinead Diver just placed 5th at the TCS NYC Marathon. She was the first non-African to cross the finish line in a time of 2:26:23

(Fast Women) Athletics: Mary Cain speaks, and it’s a devastating account
When Opinion Is News, What Are the Requirements?
My initial reaction to the Mary Cain video—as a runner, a mother, a human—was shock. Cain endured some terrible treatment, and she is brave to have spoken out

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Record number of runners preparing for rain at Queenstown Marathon

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Cancer scare forces Lynsey Sharp to take a break from athletics

(Metro) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith: It’s just surreal, and now I want to go faster

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprotich, Chebet set to defend their title in Kabarnet
The four-time New York City Marathon queen Mary Keitany honed her prowess under the same platform some years back

(NY Times) Athletics: Another of Alberto Salazar’s Runners Says He Ridiculed Her Body for Years
Amy Yoder Begley says she was criticized for being overweight, told her laugh was annoying and made to sign a contract promising not to become friends with her teammates

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Nike's feeble plan to investigate itself over culture of shaming and belittling invites suspicions of a whitewash

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'It's like an old boys network' – British coach Christine Bowmaker insists lack of diversity creates unhealthy culture

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 4,000 athletes for Kass marathon

(EA) Athletics: Badzich: "There is gender inequality in our federation: we have more women than men!"

(USATF) Athletics: 2020 Toyota USATF Indoor Championships to return to Albuquerque

)CTolleRun) Athletics: Dr. Jason Karp - Force Your Body To Adapt
A competitive runner since sixth grade, Dr. Jason Karp quickly learned how running molds us into better, more deeply conscious people, just as the miles and interval workouts mold us into faster, more enduring runners. This passion that Jason found as a kid placed him on a yellow brick road that he still follows as a coach, exercise physiologist, bestselling author of nine books and 400+ articles, speaker, and educator. He is the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and two-time recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Community Leadership award. His REVO2LUTION RUNNING™ certification has been obtained by fitness professionals and coaches in 23 countries

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'Putting someone on a scale every week doesn’t always tell a coach much if your metabolic rate slows down'

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Preview: 2019 NCAA DI Cross Country Regional Championships

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Weight issue the elephant in room for many athletes
Mary Cain’s stories of Nike Oregon project reminded me of my life as a young athlete

(Japan Times) Athletics: IOC wants to keep men's marathon on final day of 2020 Games, John Coates says

(The Guardian) Athletics: The teenager who ran from Africa and now hopes to run for Spain
Athletics prospect Kone Yossodjo says he wants to show that migrants can add to society

(NewsChain) Athletics: Female athletes speak out about the culture of fat-shaming while on British Athletics set-up
Several British female athletes have spoken out about the culture of fat shaming in athletics
(The Telegraph) Special report: British female athletes reveal culture of fat-shaming - 'I was accustomed to being bullied'

(The Walrus) Drugs in Sport: How the World Anti-Doping Agency Betrays Honest Athletes
When the highest authority on cheating is compromised, what happens to athletes who play by the rules?

(Sport Business) Athletics: Tokyo 2020 organising committee considers looped circuit for Sapporo marathon

(Kyodo News) Olympics: IOC wants men's marathon on final day of 2020 Games: Coates

(WLOX) Athletics: South Mississippi Strong: Pass Christian runner sprinting towards the Olympics

(CTV News) Athletics: Ancient cup given to 1st marathon victor returned to Greece

(The Telegraph) Para Athletics: Sophie Hahn continues sprint domination with new T38 200m world record despite not racing event for 447 days

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(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Inside the Toxic Culture of the Nike Oregon Project 'Cult'
Accounts from nine former Nike Oregon Project members, extending back to 2008, validate Mary Cain's claims of the abusive, toxic culture under Alberto Salazar, where female athletes’ bodies were fair game to be demeaned publicly and authority figures appeared to lack certifications

(The Telegraph) Athletics: British Athletics appoint interim performance leadership team ahead of Tokyo 2020 in wake of Neil Black's departure

(Running USA) Athletics: Vicoty Chepngeno Crushes Course Record at Monterey Bay Half Marathon
26-year-old Kenyan becomes the first female to win the race’s Equalizer Challenge

Athletics: All Eyes On Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon After Former Winners Are Crowned "World’s Best"
21st Staging To Be Held On January 24, 2020

(World Athletics) Athletics: After marathon world record near-miss, Bekele signals there’s more to come

(Sport24) Athletics: Salazar denies abuse, admits 'callous' language
(The Guardian) Alberto Salazar says sorry for ‘callous or insensitive’ pressure on female athletes
Mary Cain claimed she suffered ‘emotional and physical abuse’ - Coach justifies focus on runners’ weight as ‘part of elite sport’

(BBC) Athletics: Female World Athlete 2019 award: Brigid Kosgei and Fraser-Pryce among five finalists
Marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is one of five finalists for the Female World Athlete 2019 award

(AFP) Athletics: US athletes slam World Athletics over Diamond League reform

(Daily Star) Women in Sport: Pregnant athlete preparing for Marathon after advice from her doctor
Clara Simal, 32, has sent a message to fellow expectant mothers as she continues to train in Madrid despite being seven months pregnant

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(The Times*) Athletics: UK Athletics hit by £500k tax bill for ‘free’ Nike kit

PItt News) Athletics: Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture

(Fast Running) Athletics: Munich to host European Championships in 2022

(Standard Media) Drugs in Sport: Disgraced coach Salazar lodges ban appeal with top sports court

(EA) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson, Ingebrigtsen voted European Athletes of the Month for October

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 85: Mary Ngugi and Jared Ward
"I had a breakthrough race in Boston and training for New York has been every bit as good as the training leading into Boston and even better in some aspects, so what I’d really like to do is, I think it would be successful if I validated that performance in Boston…and say, ‘yes, this is where I am and I belong.’ You know, I ran 20 miles with the leaders in Boston and that was the first time running with the international leaders in a marathon that long and so I want to validate that Boston performance." -Jared Ward

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Kadeena Cox defies eating disorder demons to claim 400m silver at World Para Athletics Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: These Are the Best Marathons in the World
We've run nearly 200 of 'em. Here are our favorites

(Japan Today) Olympics: Marathon gold medalist Noguchi will be 1st Japanese to carry 2020 torch

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(The Sports Examoner) Athletics: Athlete shrieking over dropped Diamond League events misses the point completely

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Abraham Kiptum: Kenyan runner gets four-year ban for anti-doping violation
Abraham Kiptum has been banned for four years over an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit has said

(Kinston WHig-Standard) Athletics: Queen's women win U Sports cross-country championship

(Fornes) Athletics: How Much Will Mary Cain’s Revelations Impact Nike’s Bottom Line?

(NBC) Olympics: Japan Olympic legends to start Tokyo 2020 torch relay in Greece

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar appeal hearing unlikely before March 2020, says CAS
Alberto Salazar's appeal against his four-year ban is unlikely to be heard before March 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has said

Athletics: Stefano Baldini revisits scene of his Olympic triumph in Athens Maratho
For Stefano Baldini, winner of the Olympic Marathon title in Athens in 2004, some feelings remain the same, even though 15 years have passed since the greatest day in the Italian’s running career

(The Guardian) Athletics: High time that Nike and the IAAF did the right thing by athletes
The stars of track and field need a powerful and independent union to protect them from abuse from the sportswear giant and the mismanagement of the governing body

(IAAF) Athletics: Finalists announced for Male World Athlete of the Year 2019
(BBC) Eliud Kipchoge among five finalists for Male World Athlete 2019 award
Eliud Kipchoge is among five finalists for the Male World Athlete 2019 award

(CBC) Athletics: Thinner isn't better: B.C. athletes, coaches react to U.S. runner's allegations against Nike club
As a teen, Mary Cain was one of the best runners in the world, until coaches demanded weight loss

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Even Endurance Athletes Need to Sprint
All-out sprint speed may seem irrelevant in longer events, but new science is making the case for having a "speed reserve"

(Evening Times) Athletics: Andy Butchart admits considering Diamond League boycott

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Latest in Mary Cain’s Allegations Against Nike and Salazar
The former teen prodigy alleged abuse by her Oregon Project coaches

(IAAF) Athletics: Teferi takes title No.4 while Oumaiz defeats the favourites in Atapuerca

(The Guardian) Running: Dorset runner becomes first to run marathon in every country
Nick Butter’s 196th race in Athens completes challenge started in January 2018

(ITU) Triathlon: Emotional win for Andrea Hewitt in Santo Domingo World Cup
McElroy leads a podium sweep for USA in Santo Domingo

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(The New Daily) Athletics: US athletics star’s abuse allegations prompt more claims of ‘fat shaming’

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road round-up: Keter breaks 5km world record in Lille, Zeray triumphs in Hefei, records tumble in Nanchang

Athletics: Athens Marathon. The Authentic with 20,000 runners
John Komen comes from behind to achieve surprise win in Athens Marathon, 2004 Olympic Champion Stefano Baldini finishes under three hours

(Insider) Athletics: An athlete who spoke out against Nike's running program in 2015 says Mary Cain's allegations could 'change the future of the sport'
* Kara Goucher, an Olympic long-distance runner and Nike Oregon Project whistleblower, voiced her support for middle-distance runner Mary Cain in an interview with Insider.
* Goucher, who went to the US Anti-Doping Agency with allegations of drug use within the Nike Oregon Project in 2015, says Cain's allegations could "change the future of the sport."
* Cain said she was emotionally and physically abused by coach Alberto Salazar while training with the now-shuttered Nike Oregon Project between 2013 and 2016.
* Goucher said that when she first came out with allegations against the Nike Oregon Project, "there was so much backlash and so much anger," but now with Cain, she sees "overwhelming support."

(Ekathimerini) Athletics: Kenya's Komen wins Athens Marathon

(The Age) Athletics: 'It was to be part of history': The Australians who helped Kipchoge run into record books

(USports) Athletics: Women’s Race: Host Gaels crowned champions, claim first national title at home in Kingston
Men’s Race: Twice is nice in Kingston for Dinos as Calgary defends national title at Fort Henry

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Scottish athletics chief Stephen Maguire explains why he turned down chance to lead British team at Olympics

(The Guardian) Athletics: If Nike really wants to empower women, start with athletes like Mary Cain
Enough with the expensive ads – try ensuring that no other young athlete has to suffer what Cain went through instead

(Greek City Times) Athletics: Athens’ Annual Authentic Marathon to take place today

Athens Marathon, The Authentic - Athens, Greece

Marabana Cuba Race Weekend - San Cristobal de La Habana, Cuba

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nyagetari, Wanjiru win Ndakaini Half Marathon crowns

(The Asahi Shimbun) Athletics: Olympic Marathon may get date change so athletes can return to Tokyo

(NY Times) Athletics: Cain’s Abuse Allegations Against Salazar Cause More Upheaval in Track World
Several elite runners said they had similar struggles with body shaming and should have done more to support Cain at the Nike Oregon Project under Salazar.

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League programme cuts could impact Olympics - Beth Dobbin
Scottish sprinter Beth Dobbin is concerned for the "future of the Olympics" after the "outrageous" decision to cut events from the Diamond League programme

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Alberto Salazar and the 'power of’ his Nike Oregon Project

(IAAF) Athletics: Tafa rallies to win in Xichang

(Kingston Whig-Standard) Athletics: Queen's Gaels women again favoured to take national cross-country title

(Runner's World) Athletics: How You Can Break Barriers Just Like Eliud Kipchoge
Looking to PR at any distance? You can steal the strategies that helped Kipchoge break two hours in the marathon

Athletics: World Champions Lelisa Desisa and Ruth Chepngetich named Marathon Runners of the Year
Athens Marathon set for Sunday

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 207: Steph Bruce
Steph Bruce returns to the podcast for a third time after running a 2:27:47 at the Chicago Marathon

USports XC - Kingston, ON

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(Oregon Live) Athletics: Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar denies allegations made by former by NOP athlete Mary Cain

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Nike to investigate Alberto Salazar after claims of 'emotional and physical' abuse
(The Guardian) Nike investigates claims of ‘emotional and physical abuse’ at Oregon Project
Several former Oregon Project athletes back Mary Cain in fight - Athlete had osteoporosis and period stopped for three years

(NY Times) Athletics: I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike
Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.- Then her body started breaking down.

(Fast Running) Athletics: Is it time for a trade union for athletes?
With the Diamond League announcing the cull of a wide range of events from it’s programme including the steeplechase, 5000m, 200m and triple jump is it time for athletes to have proper collective voice?

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: Russia denies manipulation of key doping data

(The Guardian) Athletics: Nike investigates claims of ‘emotional and physical abuse’ at Oregon Project
Several former Oregon Project athletes back Mary Cain in fight - Athlete had osteoporosis and period stopped for three years

(BBC) Athletics: Alberto Salazar weight-shaming affected athletes' mental health - Steve Magness
Banned coach Alberto Salazar's "obsession" with controlling weight led to mental health problems in athletes, his former assistant has claimed

(BBC) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith backs new athletes' union after Diamond League changes
Great Britain's 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith says she will support the Athletics Association, an athletes' union formed in response to changes to the Diamond League programme

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans up in arms over the axing of 3,000m SC from the Diamond League series
Athletics Kenya President Lt Gen Jackson Tuwei asked Africa to forge a united front and organise their own events

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Taylor On DL Event Cuts: "I Refuse To Sit Back Any Longer"

(The Telegraph) Para Athletics: Sammi Kinghorn exclusive interview: 'Life isn't a smooth path. I hope my experiences can inspire others'

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mary Cain ‘emotionally and physically abused’ by Alberto Salazar’s system
Nike Oregon Project staff pressured athlete into weight loss - Cain suffered osteoporosis and period stopped for three years
(The Independent) Mary Cain: US athlete accuses Alberto Salazar and Nike of overseeing system of 'physical and emotional abuse'
In an interview with the New York Times, the athlete revealed that her period stopped for three years and broke five bones due to osteoporosis
(AW) Athletics world horrified by Mary Cain’s accusations
American runner criticises Alberto Salazar and Nike Oregon Project in extraordinary New York Times video

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(Japan Today) Olympics: Men's marathon to be held earlier than planned

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Ciara Mageean Explains What She's Looking For When She Analyses A Race

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir: Scot aiming to break 1,000m world record in Glasgow
Laura Muir will attempt to break the 1,000m world record when she races in the Indoor Grand Prix at Glasgow's Emirates Arena in February

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Conseslus Kipruto: You won't kill our spirit

(CTolleRun) Athletics: C Tolle Run Live with Paula Radcliffe and Abby Anderson
Carrie hosts a live podcast before the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon! First, Carrie chats with running legend Paula Radcliffe as both of them prepare for the broadcast of the marathon. Plus, special guest Abby Anderson, younger sister of the late US Champion Gabe Grunewald, joins to talk about her journey to the marathon running for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation

(NY Times) Athletics:I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike
Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get "thinner, and thinner, and thinner." Then her body started breaking down

Athletics: Athens Marathon set for Sunday
Kenyans target Course Record in the Original Marathon in Athens

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Masters Women Dominated the New York City Marathon
Roberta Groner and Sinead Diver reflect on what it means to be "young in running years"

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Exclusive interview: DSD athlete Annet Negesa - 'My family miss me, but if I go back to Uganda I may lose my life'

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: IOC pledges $10 million to help World Anti-Doping Agency

(Spikes) Athletics: The Comeback by Dawn Harper-Nelson
Before I walked away from the sport in September 2018, I had one big question in my head: how badly am I going to miss it?

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: IAAF cuts 200m and three other events from 'core' list
Diamond League meetings will no longer feature the 200m, 3,000m steeplechase, discus or triple jump at all of its events in 2020
(Runner's World) IAAF Cuts Steeplechase, 200 Meters From 2020 Diamond League Final
The news comes eight months after the track organization announced it would eliminate the 5,000 and 10,000 meters

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt confirms his return to running in 2020 for Vitality Running World Cup
The eight-time Olympic gold medallist will captain Jamaica in the new worldwide competition

(RJR News) Athletics: Jamiacan Sachin Dennis to switch allegiance?

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(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia, U.S. go toe-to-toe over violations at anti-doping meeting
WADA decision could determine whether Russia competes at Tokyo 2020 games

(USATF) Athletics: Abdirahman’s marathon record earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Beatrice Chepkoech: Diamond League move will kill careers

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Olympic chiefs confident Irish Olympians will handle heat and humidity of Japa

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 6
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 6

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run Welcomes ASICS as Performance Footwear and Apparel Sponsor
Four-year agreement includes outfitting race committee and race ambassadors

(Running USA) Athletics: Wesley Turner and Alyssa Bloomquist Top Field at Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and Half
Ace Brown (Savannah, Ga.) and Jo Butler (Miami, Fla.) win in the half marathon; The Hostess City of the South welcomed more than 11,000 registered participants for the ninth running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half-Marathon

(Running USA) Athletics: Olympian Kara Goucher Joins Opening Panel at 2020 Running USA Conference
The running industry is undergoing a time of transformation. Industry’s leading event will address it head on in opening session panel

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Wada investigation into Alberto Salazar will achieve nothing, says Usada chief Travis Tygart
USADA ‘left no stone unturned’ during their investigation, which led to the coach being banned for four years

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei speaks about her shock New York Marathon triumph

(The Guardian) Paralympics: ‘Superhumans’ tag plays down the talent and dedication of disabled athletes
The World Para-Athletics Championships start on Thursday but punchy branding during Rio 2016 inadvertently cast Paralympic athletes as freaks of sport

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Marathon Stories with UCAN feat. Emily Abbate, Tina Muir, and Angie Spencer
In this bonus episode of C Tolle Run, four female podcasters sit down and chat before the 2019 TCS New York Marathon! They discuss the challenges of training, chasing the feeling of achievement, the mental ups and downs, how to fuel, and much more

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Leader of Russian anti-doping agency calls on Putin for help

(WADA) Drugs in Sport: WADA to launch its new ‘Athlete Central’ Whereabouts App in November 2019

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Yes, Those Nike Shoes Are (Too?) Fast, But Should We Ban Them?
Before we ban super shoes, we should also be considering if they could reduce injuries

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Female masters marathoners are the new cohort of elites
F40-44 was one of the most competitive age groups at the NYC marathon

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: ‘Groundbreaking’ gene test to detect doping may be ready for Tokyo 2020
Tests would allow blood doping to be identified for months - IOC hails research pioneered at University of Brighton

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: UK Anti-Doping debates following Wada's lead with investigation into Salazar-coached athletes

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Cycling News) Women in Sport: UCI considers stricter hormone requirements for transgender female athletes
Maximum testosterone threshold 5nmol/L pending approval from UCI Management Committee

(Irish Examiner) Olympics: Irish athletes can benefit from extreme weather at Tokyo Games, claim Irish Olympic chief

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: Ukad to investigate British Nike Oregon Project athletes
Britain's anti-doping authority is to review whether it needs to take any action against athletes who trained with banned coach Alberto Salazar

(NY Times) Athletics: The Couch Surfer Who Made the N.Y.C. Marathon Podium
Who is Girma Bekele Gebre? An Ethiopian runner who was overlooked by just about everyone in the New York City Marathon - until he finished third.

(Armory Track) Athletics: World-Class Instruction Coming To Armory Indoor Track & Field Camp American record holder Ajeé Wilson to join other premier athletes to teach and inspire high school student-athletes during Nov. 16 camp

(NYRR) Athletics: By the Numbers: 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Becomes World’s Largest Marathon

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: Salazar athletes could be retested - WADA

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Teenager latest Kenyan runner to fail drugs test
Teenager Angela Ndungwa Munguti is the latest Kenyan athlete to fail a drugs test and face a doping ban

(IAAF) Athletics: Finalists announced for 2019 Male Rising Star Award

(AFP) Athletics: Japan athletics execs slam 2020 Olympic marathon move

(Reuters) Athletics: WADA to ask commercial sponsors for money in anti-doping fight

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Gene testing could be introduced at Tokyo 2020 as latest weapon to catch cheats, IOC President reveals
Gene testing could be introduced in time for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced here today

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA National Athletes of the Week

(RunRepeat) Athletics: 323,776 Reviews Say "Expensive Workout Shoes Aren't Worth It"

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Could Nike's magical marathon trainers help me, an 80-year-old runner, beat my personal best?

(Tri247) Triathlon: The Future of Super League Triathlon

(NBC) Athletics: 2019 U.S. and world marathon rankings

(Business Insider) Athletics: The winner of the New York City Marathon and the fastest marathoner in the world have one thing in common: Both wear the same controversial shoes
*On Sunday, the Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kamworor won the New York City Marathon, completing the course in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 13 seconds.
*Last month, Eliud Kipchoge completed a marathon in under two hours - the shortest time ever - but the feat didn't officially count as a world record.
*Kamworor and Kipchoge both compete in Nike Vaporfly shoes, which some research suggests gives runners more energetic efficiencies.
*The International Association of Athletics Federations is looking into whether the Vaporfly sneakers confer an unfair advantage.

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: Wada to ‘look at’ all athletes who trained under former Nike Oregon Project coach
The International Olympic Committee had urged the anti-doping agency to open an investigation

(The Straits Times) Drugs in Sport: German Olympic chief: World Anti-Doping Agency has lost credibility

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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Dutch athlete Madiea Ghafoor jailed for £2m drugs haul
Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been jailed for eight and a half years after being found guilty of drug smuggling and trafficking

(CGTN) Athletics: Race in Beijing: Decoding China's marathon fever

(NY Times) Athletics: The Sub-Elite Runner Who Made the N.Y.C. Marathon Podium
Who is Girma Bekele Gebre? An Ethiopian runner who was overlooked by just about everyone in the New York City Marathon - until he finished third

(NY Times) Athletics:Kenyan Runners Dominate in N.Y.C. Marathon
Joyciline Jepkosgei’s win over Mary Keitany may have signaled a changing of the guard. Geoffrey Kamworor won in New York for the second time

(ESPN) Athletics: Joyciline Jepkosgei and a perfect debut at the New York City Marathon

(Sport24) Athletics: Wayde, Caster named in SA's Tokyo Olympics preparation squad
(The Sourth African) Semenya included in ASA’s Tokyo 2020 preparation squad
South Africa's Olympic heroes from the 2016 face significant challenges to participating in Tokyo but Semenya and Van Niekerk have been summoned to training

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: WADA to investigate Nike Oregon Project athletes
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has said it will investigate all athletes who trained with banned coach Alberto Salazar.
(The Telegraph) Alberto Salazar's former athletes to be investigated by Wada after former coach is banned for doping violations

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Recap: 2019 NCAA DI Conference Championships

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NYC Marathon Women - Fine Debut By Jepkosgei
NYC Marathon Men - Kamworor Cruises

(RRW) Athletics: Jepkosgei, Kamworor Win TCS New York City Marathon
The world's fastest half marathoners flexed their muscles at twice the distance to win convincingly at the 49th running of the TCS New York City Marathon here today

(Runner's World) Athletics: Geoffrey Kamworor Wins NYC Marathon With Late Push
Jared Ward finished as first American and sixth overall
Joyciline Jepkosgei Wins New York City Marathon in Her Debut
The half marathon world record holder denies Mary Keitany a fifth title; Desiree Linden finishes as top American in sixth
Jared Ward Is Top American, Sixth Overall in Best NYC Marathon Yet
Employing a tactical race plan paid off when he shaved a minute off his personal best on the course
Desiree Linden: Always Learning, Always Thinking, Even After 19 Marathons
Her cerebral nature was on full display after her sixth-place finish in New York

(ITU) Triathlon: Ai Ueda continues incredible run of form at Lima World Cup
Manoel Messias rediscovers golden touch in Lima World Cup

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Athletics: Geoffrey Kamworor, Joyciline Jepkosgei, Daniel Romanchuk, and Manuela Schär Win 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Titles
Jepkosgei wins in marathon debut, Kamworor and Romanchuk capture second titles and Schär completes a three-peat

(NY Times) Athletics: Jepkosgei’s N.Y.C. Marathon Upset Caps a Year of Leaps and Turmoil
For just over two hours Sunday, the New York City Marathon returned the sport to simplicity. Don’t expect it to last
(NBC) Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor, Joyciline Jepkosgei win New York City Marathon

(NY Post) Athletics: After marathon cheat’s suicide, man who busted him said he would do it again

(Outside Online) Athletics: Elite Marathoners Weigh in on the Nike Vaporfly Debate
Following a breakthrough in shoe design, the IAAF might have to start regulating footwear. We asked the best runners in the world for their two cen

(Forbes) Athletics: Runner Jared Ward Utilizes Statistics And Technology In Bid To Return To Olympic Team

(Patch) Athletics: Defending Champion Commits To 2019 Manchester Road Race
The 2018 Manchester Road Race champ will be back in 2019 to defend his title

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyans set new marathon course records abroad

(Hurriyet Daily News) Athletics: Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes win 41st Istanbul Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge wins yet another title
World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge bagged the Abbot World marathon major title for the fourth time

(NYRR) Athletics: NYRR Kicks Off Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the TCS New York City Marathon in 2020 by Launching Registration for the “50 for the 50th" Special Edition Drawing

(Chronicle-Herald) Athletics: Record-busting shoes loom large in marathon debate

(CNBC) Athletics: This athlete won the New York and Boston Marathons. Why he says everyone should run at least one

Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope - Hamilton, ON

TCS NYC Marathon - New York, NY
2019 TCS New York City Marathon: Where to Watch!>A?

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(RRW) Athletics: Rotich, Rowbury Capture USATF 5-K Titles At Abbott Dash 5-K
The race, which began in front of the United Nations and worked its way through midtown Manhattan and into Central Park, was held in conjunction with the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5-K, which finishes over the same stretch as Sunday's TCS New York City Marathon

(Running USA) Athletics: 2019 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Expects Most Competitive Elite Fields in Event History
Athletes Chase $1,000 Bonus For Qualifying for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon

(Pittsburgh10Miler) Athletics: Thousands of runners celebrate the very best of Pittsburgh at the 2019 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Charlotte Purdue: Sebastian Coe should apologise for dangerous Doha World Championships marathon

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport: Here’s to 20 years of fighting doping in sports – and to as many more as we need

(NYRR) Athletics: Anthony Rotich and Shannon Rowbury Win USATF 5 km Championships at Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K

(Runner's World) Athletics: After Unsettling Year, Shannon Rowbury Aiming for Fourth Olympic Team
She’s unwittingly found herself in the conversation around two of the sport’s most controversial issues

(NYPost) Athletics: How running a marathon can wreck your body

(AFP) Athletics: Desisa chases New York double, Keitany eyes fifth crown

(Irish Times) Athletics: Are we wrong to be amazed by ageless running wonders?
Sinead Diver is among the athletes over 40 who are setting new world records

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Belarusian high jumper Nabokov is temporarily suspended on doping abuse suspicions
A doping sample of the 23-year-old track and field athlete from Belarus tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug, furosemide

(NY Times) Athletics: How Mary Keitany Went From Maid to Marathon Champion
An impoverished life led the Kenyan champion to quit running. She found her way back, and has won seven major marathon titles

(CNN) Athletics: New York Marathon: 'Running is difficult, it is painful,' says Mary Keitany

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Wisdom of Linden: Des Ready for Her 19th Marathon
Linden spoke her mind about technology in running shoes, doping, and whether she will participate in the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

(Pittsburgh10Miler) Athletics: Top American Runners Ready to Compete at 2019 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on Nov. 2
Pro runner and Pittsburgh-native Elaina Tabb to race her hometown streets; defending champion and course record holder Martin Hehir is back to claim his second title

Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K - NYC, NY

Cookie Run - Ottawa, ON

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Mile - Pittsburgh, PA

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(NBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge on his marathon bucket list, shoe technology debate
Eliud Kipchoge is in Manhattan for New York City Marathon weekend. He is not running the race, three weeks after becoming the first person to break two hours in a marathon (in a non-record-eligible setting), but for the second time in three years, he is here to watch training partner Geoffrey Kamworor

(Reuters UK) Athletics: Record-busting shoes loom large in marathon debate

(AP) Athletics: IOC marathon edict should give pause to other cities

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why Sinead Diver Doesn’t Want to Be Called a Masters Runner as She Preps for NYC
The Melbourne-based athlete, 42, clocked 2:24:11 this year in London and is feeling fitter than ever heading to the Big Apple

(AllAfrica) Athletics: 'Go Hard or Go Home' - Jepkosgei Primed for Marathon Debut

(The Telegraph) Athletics: British sprinter James Ellington launches legal action against former team-mate Nigel Levine over motorbike crash

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road preview: Ayenew back in Beijing, Kimutai returns to Istanbul

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ben Williams says it was 'unfinished business' that kept him going
Triple jumper Ben Williams now looks bound for Tokyo to represent Great Britain at next year's Olympic Games

(IAAF) Athletics: Defending champions Keitany and Desisa raring to go in New York City

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians look for big wins in the Big Apple at the 2019 USATF 5 km Championships

(IAAF) Women in Sport: International federations discuss consensus on establishing rules for transgender athletes

(ESPN) Athletics: Inside the mind of New York City Marathon champ Mary Keitany

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Ben Bruce
Ben Bruce joins me on the show today coming off his Chicago Marathon pacing duties! I was so excited to hear all about what that experience was like

(NY Times) Athletics: Marathon Training for Aging Dummies
So this 65-year-old sportswriter decided to train for a marathon. His knees wanted to call an Uber.

(Quartzy) Athletics: Will Nike’s shoes decide the New York City Marathon’s next winner?

(Japan Today) Athletics: Koike gives reluctant consent to Olympic race venue move but Tokyo won't pay for it

(The Age) Athletics: De Castella's Indigenous mission in New York Marathon

(NBC) Athletics: Foot race or arms race? New York City Marathon runners enter high-tech shoe debate

(AP) Athletics: Runners mixed on plan to move Olympic marathon out of Tokyo

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