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  November 30, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(NY Times) Athletics: Amid Workplace Complaints, New York Road Runners Parts Ways With Its C.E.O.
Michael Capiraso led the organization that puts on the New York City Marathon to record revenues but became the subject of anonymous complaints about the organization’s attention to diversity and social justice.

(Reiters) Athletics: Russia's suspended federation appoints new president

(RRW) Athletics: Capiraso To Step Down As NYRR President & CEO
Michal Capiraso will step down as president and chief executive officer of New York Road Runners (NYRR) on December 31, the organization announced today

(The Telegraph*) Triathlon: Moment In Time: Julie Moss collapses 15 yards from Ironman finish line - but refuses to give up
In February 1982, a 23-year-old student at Cal Poly turned the Ironman Triathlon from a niche pursuit into a global phenomenon

(The Star) Athletics: Elite runners brave Delhi race despite Covid-19 surge, pollution concerns
* Organisers are not inviting general runners at the stadium like every year to avoid a big gathering,- an event official said, adding that hundreds of amateur runners were running in other cities after registering through an app.
* The race also took place as thousands of farmers, riled by new agricultural laws, staged a third straight day of protests, blockading some arterial roads into the capital

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Enyeart Set Meet Record In 800 Meters
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

  November 29, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Loop Jamaica) Athletics: Quarrie angry with JAAA’s election process

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Covid-19 to cause spike in budgets for Tokyo Olympics
* Mutuku announced that so far, 83 athletes have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, but added that there is still a window for more athletes to qualify from next month to June.
* Now that we have resumed our sports after a long break due to Covid-19, we are training and giving support to the athletes for better performance at the Olympics next year,” he said

(RRW) Athletics: Event Records Smashed at Airtel Delhi Half-Marathon
In exciting head-to-head races, today's 16th Airtel Delhi Half-Marathon saw the fastest times ever recorded in India, and some of the best half-marathon marks in history

Athletics: Ethiopia’s Yehualaw runs second fastest women’s half marathon ever at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020
Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw produced a stunning run over in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020, a World Athletics Gold Label Road Race, to clock the second fastest women’s time ever over the distance when she crossed the line in the Indian capital in 64:46

(The Hindu) Athletics: Airtel Delhi Half Marathon | Ethiopians Walelegn, Yehualaw win elite races with record times

(AW) Running: Kilian Jornet reflects after 24-hour challenge ends in hospital
The trail running star withdrew 10 hours into ‘Phantasm 24’ with chest pain and dizziness

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: O’Sullivan Went Back-To-Back In 3K
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Airtel Delhi Half-Marathon - India

  November 28, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Japan Today) Olympics: Gov't considers compulsory private health insurance for int'l Olympic visitors

(CBC) Athletics: Gen Lalonde, denied chance at cross-country nationals 3-peat, to run her own race
Canadian steeplechase stalwart won past 2 years in Kingston, Ont., Abbotsford, B.C.

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Sharika Nelvis Keeps On Moving Forward
"There’s been a lot of moments when I’ve been disappointed," says Sharika Nelvis, "but I’ve always bounced back."

(The Guardian) Athletics: 'It stretches the limits of performance': the race to make the world's fastest running shoe
With its supercharged sole, the Nike Vaporfly bounced on to the winner’s platform at nearly every major marathon last year, smashing world records. Can its rivals keep up?

(Emirates News Agency) Triathlon:4th edition of Dubai Women’s Triathlon returns, taking COVID 19 challenges in stride

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri opens cross country season with victory in Machakos
Obiri took over the lead from world 3,000m steeplechase champion Beatrice Chepkoech after 3kms to tear apart the muddy course for victory in 32 minutes and 29.2 seconds
Daniel Simiu too good for rivals in cross country opener
* Simiu stayed in front of the pack up until after six kilometres before he broke away to build an unassailable lead for victory in 28 minutes and 27.7 seconds.
* The World Indoor Championships was delayed by one year to March 19 to 21 next year in Nanjing, China while 2021 Tokyo Summer Games will be held July 23 to August 8

(Irish Times) Athletics: Debate on return of competitive running starts fast and stays hot
There is huge frustration among the athletic community at the lack of competition

(AW) Athletics: Competition gets tentative green light
As the English lockdown prepares to be lifted, endurance athletes are poised to race again in December

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Gilkes Completed Unique Triple Crown In 1974
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(NewsChain) Athletics: More glory for running star Laura Muir at this year’s Scottish Women in Sports Awards
Running sensation Laura Muir has added another award to her collection following a successful 2020 athletics season

(FristPost) Athletics: Doctors warn over Delhi's 'suicidal' half-marathon amid COVID-19 outbreak and soaring air pollution
With New Delhi recording more than 500,000 virus cases, and air quality in the world's most polluted capital hovering between 'unhealthy' and 'hazardous', health experts said the athletes should think twice

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 287: Matt Llano - 2:11:14 Marathoner & Newest Member of the Dark Sky Distance Team
Matt Llano recently joined the Dark Sky Distance team in Flagstaff, Arizona and signed with Under Armour

(Soikes) Athletics: Fight for your Dream by Halimah Nakaayi
"For a lot of my life, people told me I was wasting my time"

(Indian Express) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei says family had apprehension of her running in Covid-hit Delhi
Brigid Kosgei says family had apprehension of her running in Covid-hit Delhi

(HarryJerome.com) Athletics: Jerome Indoor Games Is Cancelled For 2021 Due To Pandemic
The Jerome Indoor games scheduled for the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 6, 2021 has been cancelled by the Achilles International Track and Field Society at their recent Annual General Meeting

(AW) Athletics: Sifan Hassan and Karsten Warholm among World Athletics Awards finalists
A total of 10 athletes are in the running for world athlete of the year honours

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Burrell Family In Class Of Its Own
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Stuffed Into Costume Olympian Molly Seidel Aiming to be Fastest Known Turkey

(VirtualSunRun) Athletics: Vancouver Sun Run goes virtual in 2021
"We want to follow all the provincial health mandates and be a good corporate citizen. We felt the best route would be to launch as a virtual event." - Tim Hopkins, race director

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman appeals doping ban to Court of Arbitration for Sport

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Jo Pavey - Give it a Go! Olympics at 47!
Carrie chats with 5-time Olympian Jo Pavey! They discuss her attempt to make the 2021 Olympic Games at the age of 48, her training, life as a mom and wife, her goals going forward, and much more!

(Inside the Games) Triathlon:, World Triathlon proposing elimination style race for inclusion at Paris 2024
A new elimination style individual event is being proposed by World Triathlon for inclusion at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

(Reuters) Athletics: Kenya's Kosgei dismisses fears over Delhi pollution, virus

Athletics: Defending champions Belihu and Gemechu believe that course records could fall at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020
The topic of discussion at the traditional pre-race press conference for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Thursday was whether the course records could be broken at this year’s World Athletics Gold Label Road Race on Sunday
(Times of India) Delhi Half Marathon: Women's defending champion Gemechu eyes hat-trick of course records

(Citius Mag) Athletics: I Like Track (And So Should You)

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runner Seccafien overcomes mental anguish of 2 Australian lockdowns
World finalist to run half marathon Dec. 13, wants to double up on track at Olympics

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyegon seeks to transition to 5,000m after Olympic Games
* However, the reigning world 1,500m champion added she is not keen on doubling like her mentor, Vivian Cheruiyot - who dominated both the 5,000m and 10,000m races before heading for the roads
* Kipyegon has had a stellar career over 1,500m which, in addition to the Olympic and world titles, saw her win numerous Diamond League Series legs, 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as cross country

(The STar) Athletics: Ngisirei gushes over talented female athletes at Under-20 level
* Athletics Kenya national youth head coach impressed by the level of talent among young female athletes at the recent World Athletics under-20 pre-trials at Nyayo Stadium
* Ngisirei believes that new talent is emerging from the 400m category in the form of Alfred Mutua
* Eighty athletes will be selected to join training camps across the country in December

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why Your Iron and Inflammation Levels Surge After You Run a Marathon
Plus, what you can do to get them back to normal faster

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah explains why he changed story told to US anti-doping agency on taking L-carnitine
Farah initially insisted he had never taken the substance, then returned to say that he had

(Hypebeast) Athletics: adidas Gives Its Record-Breaking Runner a "Sunrise Bliss" Makeover

(BBC) Athletics: It's not about being the first black head coach - Malcolm
New UK Athletics head coach Christian Malcolm tells BBC Sport's Laura Scott his aims for the role and his thoughts on Pep Guardiola comparisons.
Malcolm, a World Championship bronze medallist and four-time Olympian, also speaks about being the first black head coach of UK Athletics
(The Guardian) Christian Malcolm: 'It’s about my abilities, not the colour of my skin'
The UK Athletics head coach has a 12-year plan to get the best from British athletes and make them a force on the world stage

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Malone Made Javelin History In 2016
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Iten unveils World Athletics Heritage plaque

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 3
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 3

(RRW) Athletics: Connecticut Bans Road Races
In an effort to tamp down a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Connecticut governor Ned Lamont revised the state's guidance on public gatherings last night to specifically ban road races

(AW) Athletics: Stellar fields for Ras Al Khaimah Half
Ababel Yeshaneh, Brigid Kosgei, Kibiwott Kandie and Jacob Kiplimo renew rivalry over 13.1 miles in February

(Outside Online) Athletics: Behind the Scenes of a Unique FKT Attempt in Kenya
With races canceled, Enda challenged its sponsored athletes to set a record on Mount Kenya

(WA) Athletics: Focus on finalists: Letesenbet Gidey and Joshua Cheptegei

(NNRunningTeam) Athletics: NN Running Team proudly announces COROS as new partner

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Diamond League's Anniversary Games to be shorn of leading British athletes due to proximity to Olympics
Team GB's leading athletes are facing the prospect of no international competition in their home country next year

(Register-Guard) Athletics: After two-year hiatus, Prefontaine Classic will return to Hayward Field next August

(Runner's World) Athletics: Keira D’Amato Shatters the American 10-Mile Record for a Women’s-Only Race
This record is just the latest achievement in D’Amato’s otherworldly 2020 season

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Whiting Dominated SP, Nearly Set Outdoor CR
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(RRW) Athletics: New American Record for D'Amato at Up Dawg Ten Miler
Running on a multi-loop, certified course in Anacostia Park and against a backdrop of still-vibrant fall foliage, D'Amato soloed to a 51:23 finish time, smashing Janet Bawcom's record of 52:12 set at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile in April, 2014

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Bruyneel claims Lance Armstrong would have been the best of his generation 'with or without doping'
'Lance didn't do more than the others' says US Postal manager

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: London to stage July 2021 meeting but no date for Gateshead
The London Stadium will stage a midweek Diamond League athletics meeting next July after the 2021 provisional schedule was announced

(CBC) Athletics: How battling his brothers prepared runner Moh Ahmed for world-level success
Canada's 'quiet assassin' in mix for 5,000-metre medal ahead of Tokyo Olympics

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 136 with Jae Gruenke
"What I love about running, and what I love even more about running than I ever loved about dancing, is how human it is. It’s a fundamental human gait: We crawl, we walk, we run, technically, apparently, skipping is also another gait, and so when you get better at it, for myself, I just felt more human. At that point in my life already, I had been through so many movement methods in trying to get myself together as a dancer: so much yoga, Klein technique, Gyrotonics, Alexander, Trager, everything that was out there I had done, practically, that I could find, and that was a lot. It all had effects, gave me different sensations. There’s a certain way that I feel after I do yoga, but after I run, I realize I feel more human, as in a member of my species—it’s really pronounced, really profound—and I really love working with that more than anything else."

(WA) Athletics: Finalists announced for Female World Athlete of the Year 2020

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot misses out on World Athletics gong
* Uganda's World record holder in the 5000 and 10,000m Joshua Cheptegei is the favourite for the gong
* World Athletics has released the final five nominees for the award with the winner expected to be announced virtually on December 5

(The Star) Athletics: Koech transitions into marathon after decorated career in steeplechase
* Athens Olympics 3000m steeplechase bronze medalist Paul Kipsiele Koech will compete at several marathon races next year
* Koech was using this weekend's AK Mountain Running Championship to build up his fitness levels
* Fellow steeplechase specialist Leonard Bett also thinking of transitioning into mountain running

(AW) Athletics: Steven Gardiner’s journey to world gold
The Bahamian sprinter tells Stuart Weir about his 400m victory in Doha and his route to the top

(NBC) Athletics: NBC Sports to air World Athletics championships meets through 2029

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Brianna McNeal Ready To Defend Her Olympic Title

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: Gerber Graduated To Elite Company
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

Athletics: All Running Together Separately - Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon 2021
Israel's Largest Sports Event - The Digital Edition

(People) Athletics: Woman Accused Former Coach of Sexually Abusing Her as a Teen – and She Was Found Dead Soon After
A new Oxygen special, The Case Died with Her, explores the tragic story of Emilie Morris, who died before she could testify against her alleged abuser

(Fast Women) Athletics: A conversation with Sally Kipyego

(WA) Athletics: Finalists announced for Male World Athlete of the Year 2020
(BBC) Joshua Cheptegei: Ugandan on final list for World Athletics Awards

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Timothy Cheruiyot's Golden Chance to Redeem Kenya's Image

(The Star) Athletics; Kosgei to grace New Delhi Half Marathon
* A trio of Ethiopian runners has already been announced that will provide stiff competition for Kosgei and Yeshaneh as well as a host of other world-class athletes.
* Both the men's and women's races have first prize cheques of US$27,000 (Sh2.7m),

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Jenkins Set Low-Altitude Meet Best In 1999
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(CBC) Athletics: Runner Luc Bruchet nearly hits Olympic standard at 10,000m race in B.C.
Vancouver resident, 3 others set personal-best times at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium

(EA) Athletics: Carro speeds to a 27:46 10km clocking in Alcobendas
In the first significant road race to take place in Spain since the end of February, Fernando Carro marked the resumption of the domestic road racing calendar by clocking the fastest ever road 10km by a Spaniard in Alcobendas on Sunday

(VeloNews) Cycling: Hugo Houle blasts Cycling Canada for ‘incompetence’ as road program struggles for finance
Houle feels that national body is failing to support road cycling as budget squeeze leads to focus elsewher

(Daily Nation) Running: Mountain star Kipng’eno aiming higher
* Francisca Kanda from Elgeyo Marakwet ruled the roost in the women’s 8km race, winning in 48:11.5 ahead of compatriots Beatrice Cheserek (48:41.0) and Judith Korir (49:20.6).
* "I couldn’t have done it alone without God and I thank him for that. I have run in a few marathons but this one was a new experience and a tougher one," said Kipng’eno

(Science) Women in Sport: How the Contraceptive Pill Could Help Female Athletes Stay Cool

(AW) Athletics: Kew Gardens to host British Olympic marathon trials
March 26 event to be held on fast, flat course in an area of London renowned for its running heritage and tradition

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Kenyans dominate maiden Kaduna Marathon race

(The Herald) Women in Sport: No winners as Caster Semenya’s battle to compete goes on
There are some news stories that seem never ending, and Caster Semenya’s is a case in point

(AW) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei and Ababel Yeshaneh added to Delhi Half Marathon field
World record-holders among those racing over 13.1 miles on November 29

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Sir Mo Farah hits out at questions on Alberto Salazar ban: ‘There is a clear agenda to this’
Farah worked alongside Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project from 2011-17

(Sporting Tribune) Athletics: Plateau athlete Dalyop wins 2020 Lagos Women Run title

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: Rice Cooked On The Course & Track
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kibet, Serem light up Nyayo Stadium in U-20 trials
* Athletics Kenya Youth Committee will analyse the results and the issue of age before coming up with a team that will prepare for the World Under-20 Championships.
.* Youth Committee director Barnaba Korir said they expect to name a maximum of 80 athletes on Monday after the committee meeting at Riadha Hous

(Spikes) Athletics: Underdog by Tajay Gayle
"I looked down the runway, imagining what I was about do. My mind was blank, the way it should be."

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: COVID-19 is like running a marathon with no finish line. What does sports science say about how we can win it?
In any feat of endurance, humans want to see the goal - and in the pandemic, we’re not there yet, despite the breakthroughs in vaccine research. Staying in the moment might be better for us than fantasizing about a future just beyond reach

(WA) Athletics: World record holders Kosgei and Yeshaneh set to clash at Delhi Half Marathon

(AW) Athletics: My greatest race - Katharine Merry
he former sprinter describes the Monday night, 20 years ago, when she landed Olympic bronze from a race written into Australian sporting legend

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Richard Freeman's bipolar disorder may have been behind his decision to order 30 sachets of testosterone gel, claims his former psychiatrist as medical tribunal into ex-Team Sky and British Cycling doctor continues
* Ex-Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman's tribunal continues
* Dr Freeman has admitted to ordering 30 sachets of testosterone gel in May 2011
* Freeman's ex-psychiatrist says his bipolar disorder may have led to the decision

(Chicago Sun-Times) Athletics: Registration opens for 2021 Chicago Marathon
Next year’s marathon is scheduled for Oct. 10, organizers said in a news release Thursday. This year’s race was canceled by COVID-19

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kericho, Nakuru dominate World U-20 Championships preliminaries
* Nakuru’s Judy Chepkoech and Winnie Kimutai reigned supreme in their 3,000m heats as Wilson Lentnyei from Central hauled an impressive 61.68m to win men’s javelin throw
* Kimutai clocked the second-best time over 5,000m when winning the second heat in 13:46.8, beating Eastern’s Reuben Mosin in 13:50.3 as North Rift’s Felix Korir settled third in 13:51.8
* Grace Loibach from North Rift came in third in 9:26.3 but it’s Kimutai, who won the second 3,000m heat with the third fastest over the distance in 9:25.5, beating compatriot Christine Chesibo in 9:26.7

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Prandini Dazzled At NCAAs In 2015
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Steve Spence’s Best Race, and How He Achieved It
Spence was ready to give up on the marathon. Until he turned his training upside down

(The Star) Athletics: Talent galore as World Athletics U-20 trials kick off at Nyayo
* The World under-20 athletics pre-trials by Athletics Kenya unearthed several youngsters with world-class potential
* Fourteen-year old Purity Chepkirui produced a stunning performance in 1500m to emerge victorious
* The two-day event is the first of a selection process for next year's World Athletics under-20 Championship team

(toni Reavis) Athletics: Coronavirus Only Accelerating Athletics’ Whoas
While each collegiate program must be evaluated on its own merits, and budget shortfalls caused by the Coronavirus pandemic are listed as the primary cause, the recent spate of collegiate track and field program eliminations can be tied, at least in part, to the trickle-down effect caused by the loss of prestige and reliability exhibited by athletics at the highest international level over the last two decade

(ESW) Triathlon: PTO adopts Maternity Leave Policy for female pro athletes

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 286: Gerda Steyn - 2019 Comrades Champion and 2018 & 2019 Two Oceans Champion
Gerda Steyn is a South African runner who just placed 7th at the London Marathon in a time of 2:26:51 - a personal best time!

(USATF) Athletics: Myers earns Throwback Athlete of the Week honors
Sprint and middle-distance legend L.E. "Lon" Myers was selected as the winner of the 34th USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for setting an American record in the men’s mile on November 11, 1882

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome caught in crossfire during hearing into former Team Sky and British Cycling medic Richard Freeman
* The trial into ex-Team Sky and British Cycling medic Richard Freeman continues
* Dave Brailsford and Dr Steve Peters conducted interviews in 2012 about doping
* There was not any suggestion that British cyclist Froome has cheated

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Half Marathon NR Holder Niiya Grudgingly Admits Possibility of Doing a Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Bett dares Naivasha mountains this weekend
* The world U-18 2,000m steeplechase champion has dominated both track and cross country championship and will be taking on a new challenge of mountain running.
* Bett, who trains at Silibwet Athletics camp in Bomet County under head coach John Kimetto, said he hopes to use mountain running to improve his performance

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: The secrets of the world's fastest marathon runners
Professor Andrew Jones has worked with marathon greats like Eliud Kipchoge and Paula Radcliffe. We caught up with him to find out what makes them so exceptional. And how you can use their secrets to boost your running

(NY Times) Olympics: Despite Uncertainty, Tokyo Olympics Promoted as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel
Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

(EA) Athletics: Record breakers: a retrospective on world records at the European Championships
As European Athletics celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, we take a look back at some of the memorable world record-breaking exploits to be achieved at the European Athletics Championships over the last five decades

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Devers Reached Legendary Status In 1988
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Triple jumper Craddock provisionally suspended over whereabouts failures
Pan American Games triple jump champion Omar Craddock has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for whereabouts failures

(CTolleRun) Running: Sally McRae - Shine In All You Do
Carrie chats with The Yellow Runner herself: Sally McRae! They talk about her history with running, the origins of the Yellow Runner name, her recent move to Oregon, how she fits training into her busy life, how she deals with the dark side of ultrarunning, and much more!

(Tri247) Triathlon: Katrina Matthews: Britain’s latest IRONMAN Champion
It’s been quite a year for Katrina Matthews

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Russia Tries New Weapon in Fight Against Doping Ban: Emotion
The decision to uphold, or overturn, Russia’s four-year ban could determine if antidoping officials can ever punish state-backed cheating programs.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK puts age cheats on red alert
* K director for youth and development, Barnaba Korir said they have enriched their data base for the athletes sourced from the camps as well as secondary and primary schools
* Korir explained that those athletes who are not attached to any camp or school but have been selected for the inter-camps pre-trials will need to present their authentic birth certificates or baptism cards
* The selected athletes will then be put in specific training camps across the country where they will be assisted to prepare for the global event

(CBC) Olympics: IOC official says Athletes' Village must be the safest place for Tokyo Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach, other organizers reviewing preparations for Games

(IOL) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk ends his 2020 season but is ’far from done’

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Malindi Elmore signs with Saucony
Saucony and Canadian marathon record-holder Malindi Elmore announce partnership

(Emirates News Agency) Triathlon: Dubai Sports Council discusses preparations for Dubai Women’s Triathlon

(The Star) Athletics: Boston champ Cherono happy to run again after long, inactive period
* Cherono psychologically affected by lack of competition for over a year after cancellation of this year's Boston and Chicago marathons
* Despite inactivity, Cherono has been working hard in training
* He is also part of the Tokyo Olympics Marathon team that includes Eliud Kipchoge and Amos Kipruto

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Hall Equaled 120H World Record In 1969
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Melissa Bishop-Nriagu will credit her future success to late coach
Renowned coach worked with Canadian Olympic runner for over decade

(RT) Women in Sport: The sensitive issue of gender ambiguity: Why Caster Semenya’s testosterone battle could be pivotal for women’s sport

(SamfordCrimson) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive: UKAD raise doubts about new US law criminalising doping

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Seeking the Fastest Shoe in the Post-Vaporfly Era
A pro marathoner looking for a sponsor takes a scientific approach to finding the right match

(BBC) Athletics: Nicola Hood: GB runner carrying on her father's coaching legacy
"My dad was still writing coaching sessions when he was in the hospital, really just a few weeks before he died."

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Yoshii ( and Ito Run Stellar Junior Marks at Nittai Time Trials
Richard Kimunyan Yator won in 27:01.74 with Jonathan Ndiku less than a step behind in a PB 27:01.95

(ESPN) Olympics: IOC's Thomas Bach says Tokyo Olympic participants, fans could face vaccination requirements

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: US dopers could face criminal charges after senate passes controversial sports bill
‘A monumental day in the fight for clean sport,’ said the head of Usada, though others are less convinced

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Winner of "Lagos Women Run" race to take home N1m

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Tulloch Shook Nerves, Dominated Javelin
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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

(The Telegraph*) Triathlon: Professional Triathletes Organisation announces maternity pay and rankings freeze
PTO professional will be entitled to take up to 15 months maternity leave and also have their world ranking fixed for duration of pregnancy

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Sofia Marathon winners Khapilina, Sbaai provisionally suspended by AIU

(Eurosport UK) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya to take fight to European Court of Human Rights
South African double Olympic 800-metre champion Caster Semenya is to take her fight with World Athletics to the European Court of Human Rights, her lawyers confirmed on Tuesday. Semenya has already lost an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and another subsequent plea to the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) asking for the CAS ruling to be set asid

(Reuters) Athletics: 2021 Paris marathon to be run October 17 - organisers

(Fast Running) Athletics: Laadjel heading stateside
Young Irish star Abdel Laadjel has signed a full scholarship for Division One Providence College in the US and shares his excitement with Fast Running

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: US Senate passes bill to criminalise doping at international sporting events
The United States Senate has passed a bill that will allow US officials to prosecute anyone involved in doping at international sporting events

(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: Pedro Delgado on Lance Armstrong: ‘No one wants to speak well of him’
Former Tour de France winner said he considers Lance Armstrong winner of 1999-2005 editions

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 135 with Diljeet Taylor
"There’s things we take for granted, as athletes, as coaches, and sometimes when you have those things taken away from you, you really just realize how much they mean to you and I think every opportunity we get to show up to work, every opportunity we get to showcase our talents, it should be done with gratitude, it should be done through gratitude. Gratitude should be the entry point to all that we do and all that we accomplish in life and I think as long as we keep that as our center focus, your perspective in sport and in life—you know, sport right now but definitely life in the future—it just changes."

(The Star) Athletics: AK nominated for 2020 Member Federation Award for exceptional Kip Keino Classic
* AK nominated for their exceptional organisation of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold in October
* AK also oversaw a medal haul by Kenyan athletes at the World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland
* Five other federations have been nominated by their respective area associations for the award

(WKRN) Athletics: 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon canceled due to COVID-19

(BBC) Athletics: Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto charged with defilement
Kenyan Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto has appeared in court on charges of defilement of a 15-year-old girl
(CBC) Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto freed on bond after denying sex assault charges
Runner, who's also a policeman, alleged to have had sexual intercourse with girl, 15

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Roundup: November 13-15

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Pat Porter’s 8-Year XC Nationals Win Streak Revisited
In November of 1981 Pat Porter made his TAC Cross Country Championships debut, finishing an unremarked 18th. But his name would be very much on every harrier fan’s lips for the next decade, as he began a record string of 8 straight wins, 1982–89. Here’s how T&FN reported his victories at the time, in the December issues of 1982–85 and the January issues of 1987–90

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Seagren Vaulted Into The Record Book
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletics Kenya nominated for global award
* World Athletics president Sebastian Coe noted they are aware of the difficulties that sport has faced during the pandemic but many of our member federations have risen to that challenge brilliantly
* We wanted to acknowledge some of the exceptional work they have done to ensure that our sport continues to thrive in these very testing times,’’ said the president. “The commitment and creativity shown by our member federations demonstrates exactly why we are the world’s most global sport and I applaud their efforts.”

(KeirRadnedge) Athletics: You still can’t catch me, retired Bolt tells record chasing successors

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 134 with Matt Hart
Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception "If the book tells you anything it’s just that there’s this long history from go of this kind of behavior, whether it’s sexist behavior or outright mistreatment of women I guess is probably the biggest one that comes to mind. It has been happening for a long time and when I first started reporting in 2017 or even in 2016 looking into Nike and on another assignment around the Nike ecosystem, I heard these stories that…I just couldn’t, when I first started reporting I couldn’t believe the stories I was hearing. They just seemed like, this must be made up, this is too ridiculous."

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympics champion Conseslus Kipruto faces defilement charges in Kapsabet
* Kipruto was presented by lawyer Joshua Lagat.
* Nation Sport understands that Nandi County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding had ordered for the arrest of Kipruto after a public outcry over the sluggishness of officers in the area to bring him to book over the alleged incident

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: UKAD launches campaign to encourage athletes to report doping suspicions
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is launching a new campaign to encourage athletes to report suspicions of doping

(AW) Athletics: Tom Bosworth’s words of Covid warning to athletes
The British race walk star shares his experience of contracting coronavirus and says patience is key to recovery

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Gophers’ Gordien Golden With The Disc
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(ITU) Triathlon: Optimistic outlook for 2021 after success of post-pandemic events

(Daily Sun) Athletics: NAZ Elite's Paquette finishes third at Sugar Run 5K in Memphis
Keira D'Amato didn't have much to worry about when it came to racing during a pandemic on Saturday as she separated herself from a stout field that included NAZ Elite's Lauren Paquette and Stephanie Bruce

(Runner's World) Athletics: Amid Athletic Department Shortfalls, Men’s College Running Programs Get the Axe
Across college sports, athletes and observers worry that cuts will continue to hit track and cross country. Can anything be done to save them?

(Daily Nation*) Athletics: Rose Chelimo: Why I don’t regret Bahraini citizenship
* Chelimo, Jebet and Kirwa, all born in Kenya, are poster girls of Bahraini athletics having changed nationality, but their hearts are very much still in Kenya where they live
* Chelimo is married to Joash Mutai, also an athlete, and the couple have a seven-year-old daughter Faith Cherop.
* Her prayer now is that the coronavirus is contained soon to allow for a regular season next year

(Glasgow Times) Triathlon: Beth Potter is a prime example that age is just a number when it comes to sport

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Zooming In On Coach Squires At 88
In the days before the running boom, when running truly was an amateur game, the horizon for a post-collegiate athlete was always close at hand. Once college eligibility ran out, a career lasted, generally, through the first post-graduate Olympic cycle before the responsibilities of life assumed a central focus. Few athletes could explore their athletic peaks through their late 20s, early 30s. There was no system in place for a post-collegiate athlete to adopt

(GQ) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah: ‘My name was dragged through the mud and I was tired of it’

(Dyestat) Athletics: Mason Ferlic Outkicks Paul Chelimo To Win Men's 8-Kilometer Race At XC Town USA Meet Of Champions
Former Michigan Star Ferlic Drops Chelimo In Final Kilometer; Late Surge Lifts Markovc Past Wilson in Women's 6-Kilometer Race

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Club Paris 2024 offer Olympics public marathon entry initiative to boost fitness
Club Paris 2024 has launched a new initiative for runners, offering race entries for the mass-participation public marathon to run alongside the elite marathon at the Paris 2024 Olympics

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: Price Was Right In The Hammer
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Flora Duffy reveals double pain of injury and US red tape

(DAI Sport) Athletics: Sarah Abrams – The Long Jumper With The Triple Leap . . . Doctor, Athlete, Businesswoman
Had an accident and need hospital treatment? You might be getting it from Sarah Abrams. Looking to keep a watch on a talented Welsh long jumper who could be about to fulfil her potential on the world stage at the age of 27? That’ll be Sarah Abrams. And if you want to study in the USA and need advice? She can take care of that, too, as Owen Morgan found out

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 285: Jessica Hull – 4X NCAA Champion & Australian Record Holder X 3
Jess Hull is a 4-time NCAA Champion from Australia who ran for the Oregon Ducks throughout her collegiate career.
Signed with Nike after giving up her 5th year of eligibility and is now coached by Pete Julian. In 2019 she made the World Championships team in the 1500m for Australia and this summer she set 3 new Australian Records: 5,000m (14:43.80), 1500m (4.00.42), 3000m (8:36.03) and was officially selected for the Olympic team for Australia.
Jess ran under coach Maurica Powell (former guest on the show) for three of her four years in Oregon and in this episode we get to hear about that relationship and also get to hear about when she won the 1500m at the 2018 NCAA championships.

(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: Russian Athletics marks 5 years under suspension for doping

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Elijah Manangoi gets two-year ban
Kenya’s 2017 world 1500m champion set to miss Tokyo Olympics after "whereabouts failures"
(BBC) Elijah Manangoi: Former world 1500m champion given two-year ban for missed drug tests
Kenya's former world 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi, has been suspended for two years, for failing to make himself available for three drugs tests

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Usain Bolt: "I don't think anyone is near my records"
The retired Jamaican sprinter and footballer also said he thinks Cristiano Ronaldo is faster than him in retirement

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: O-H-I- … Oh, What A Race By Davis!
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(BYU) Athletics: Jared Ward: Olympic marathon runner and BYU stats professor

(San Antonio Business Journal) Athletics: San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon canceled

(Vidette Online) Athletics: Track and field under attack by NCAA

(AJC) Athletics: Olympian wants title as ‘fastest known turkey’ at AJC Peachtree Road Race

(AC) Athletics: Athletics Canada Mourns Coach Dennis Fairall

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Reduced testing during COVID is not the end of doping fight, says WADA

(USATF) Athletics: Wolfgram, Connolly earn Athlete of the Week honors

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Andre De Grasse disappointed he won't race Christian Coleman in Tokyo
'I like to compete against the best,' says Scarborough, Ont., native

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Coronavirus: British Athletics to continue athlete funding during pandemic
No athlete has lost their place on the programme; Sir Mo Farah, Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson all included in Olympic podium funding while Hannah Cockroft, Jonnie Peacock and Sammi Kinghorn remain on Paralympic programme

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Mile Reloaded to replace cancelled Front Street Mile

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: New accounts put World Triathlon assets at $10 million at end-2019, just before coronavirus erupted
World Triathlon has reported a modest $119,000 (£89,000/€100,000) profit for 2019 on revenue of just over $8 million (£6 million/€6.6 million)

BBC) Drugs in Sport: Salwa Eid Naser: Athletics Integrity Unit appeals against dismissed anti-doping charges
The Athletics Integrity Unit has appealed against the decision to dismiss anti-doping charges against world 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: LSU Hurdle Dominance Yet To Be Matched
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(CTolleRun) Athletics: Tierney Wolfgram, Adam Sjolund, and Carson Leavitt - I’ve Found My Pack
Carrie chats with Tierney Wolfgram, Adam Sjolund, and Carson Leavitt! With pacing assistance from Adam and Carson, Tierney recently set the American Junior Marathon record with a time of 2:31:49 as a 17-year-old! They discuss the event, the preparation, COVID, wildfires, and where Tierney goes next after setting and nailing such a big goal at such a young age

(EA) Athletics: Dublin and Turin to stage SPAR European Cross Country Championships in 2021 and 2022
Following the successful and graceful cooperation of all parties including the respective Local Organising Committees, the SPAR European Cross Country Championships will now be held in Fingal-Dublin in 2021 and in Torino-La Mandria Park in 2022

(Sporting News) Athletics: Usain Bolt's 9.58 a decade on: The science behind the world's fastest man

(Outside Online) Athletics: 17-Year-Old Tierney Wolfgram's Meteoric Rise
After running 2:31:49 and setting a U.S. junior record in the marathon, college freshman Tierney Wolfgram wants to try her hand at shorter events

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Focus On The U.S. Men’s Triple Jump Scene

(BAA) Athletics: Anna Rohrer and Jonas Hampton join Team B.A.A.

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA XC National Athletes of the Week

(Yahoo) Olympics: IOC President: Vulnerable must be vaccinated before Tokyo 2020 athletes
Thomas Bach says the IOC will not buy COVID-19 vaccines for athletes at Tokyo 2020 if vulnerable people haven’t received them first, writes Tom Harle

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Anchors Aweigh! Navy Wins NCAA Team Title
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Eevening Standard) Athletics: London Diamond League set for midweek slot in 2021 to avoid clash with Wimbledon final and British Grand Prix

(ESW) Athletics: Following the Successful 124th Boston Marathon Virtual Experience, the Boston Athletic Association Launches its Next Virtual Event with haku

Athletics: Belihu and Gemechu to defend their Airtel Delhi Half Marathon titles, course record holder Adola returns to Delhi
The 16th edition of the famous Indian race - a World Athletics Gold Label Road Race and one of the world's leading half marathons - will take place on Sunday 29 November 2020

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Edmonton police charge former Ottawa track coach with historical sex offences
High profile track coach Ken Porter has been charged in connection with several alleged offences involving teen athletes in the mid-1970s

(The Star) Athletics:Jepchirchir leads quality field for Valencia marathon
* The Kenyan quartet will have their work cut out as they face Ethiopia's 2019 Tokyo Marathon champion Ruti Aga, the fastest in the field with a PB of 2:18:34, and fellow Ethiopian Birhane Dibaba
* In the men's category former two time world marathon champion Abel Kirui will lead the charge alongside 2019 Chicago Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono , Philemon Rono, Geoffrey Kirui , Daniel Kemboi , Lani Rutto, Evans Chebet, Reuben Kiprop

(Newsletter) Athletics: Record breaker Tommy Hughes reflects on a running career that has spanned five decades
All Tommy Hughes needed was an opportunity. He knew that his talent and determination could take him the rest of the way

(EA) Athletics: Rome to stage 2024 European Athletics Championships
The 2024 European Athletics Championships was awarded to Rome on the first day of the 160th European Athletics Council Meeting on Tuesday

(Frontiers in Sport & Active Living) Athletics: Do Former Elite Athletes Live Longer? New Evidence From German Olympic Athletes and a First Model Description

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Pagel Won Shot Put With Record Heave
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(WA) Athletics: Kipruto, Gidey, Kiplimo and Jepchirchir lead all-star fields in Valencia

(Triathlete) Triathlon: The Triathlete Hour Podcast: Gwen Jorgensen Doesn’t Listen to the Haters
What it took to win gold—and why she left it all behind to pursue a new goal

(Cycling News) Women in Sport: New survey reveals 25 per cent of female professional riders earn zero salary
Wage disparity is growing between the highest and lowest paid riders, according to The Cyclists' Alliance annual survey

(The Spectator) Olympics: Why Japan’s new PM is desperate for the Olympics to go ahead

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN adds two new events in Poland

(The Star) Athletics: DAAK in race to stage half marathon in December
* Another headache facing DAAK is the lack of enough funds to finance Covid-19 tests for participants.
* Safaricom is the main sponsor and we are still approaching others to come on board. However, not many might come on board due to the effects of Covid-19,- said Okiki

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jordan Hasay Races for the First Time Since the Olympic Trials
Cold weather slowed her pace, but she made it through a solo half with no pain after months of injury

(Sporting Tribune0 Athletics: 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Organisers cut down runners to 10,000

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Olympic champion Stefanidi fears cuts to medal bonuses will "hurt" Greek athletes
Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi is fighting the Greek Government's demand that she and team mate Paraskevi Papachristou repay medal bonuses earned at the 2016 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland in Oregon

(The Telegraph*) Athletics: Oscar Pistorius is in prison for murder - so why does new TV documentary treat him so kindly?
The Trials of Oscar Pistorius is shown on the BBC, despite protests about series' failure to acknowledge life of Reeva Steenkamp

(Reuters) Triathlon: Florida athlete becomes first with Down's Syndrome to complete Ironman

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Eyestone Held Nothing Back At NCAAs
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Why Did the World’s Fastest Man Miss Drug Tests — and a Shot at the Olympics?
Christian Coleman was poised for a major breakout at the Tokyo Games this summer, but he was suspended for two years for missing drug tests. How did that happen?

(Fast Women) Athletics: Tierney Wolfgram breaks the American junior record in the marathon

(ISN) Athletics: Independent Athletics Canada Commissioner Sanctions Evon Buchanan with Lifetime Ban

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Namibia: Where Are They Now? Ex-Sprinter Fredericks Elevates From Olympiad to Business Executive
(Reno Gazette Journal) Athletics: Nevada freshman breaks American junior marathon record

(The Star) Athletics: Why Japan is island of greener pastures for Kenyan athletes
* Many Kenyan athletes troop to Japan to run for universities and running clubs and companies
* However, many initially struggle to cope with the Japanese culture, cuisine and language
* Wakiihuri, Wanjiru and Karoki are some of the world's top athletes whose careers were forged in Japan

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto, Kiplimo contest key talking point in Valencia race
* The 2016 World Half Marathon silver medalist Bedan Karoki who is currently training in Japan, Alfred Barkach, Stephen Kiprop and Kelvin Kiptum will be also compete in the 21km race.
* Sheila Chepkirui who won the Valencia and Prague 10km Run in January will compete in the women’s 21km race. She will come up against defending champion Senbere Teferi from Ethiopia

(WA) Athletics: Kipyokei leads Kenyan double at Istanbul Marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Barrett Scared Long-Standing MR In 2013
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Gulf Today) Triathlon: DSC announces training camp for Dubai Women’s Triathlon 2020 participants

(Tri247) Triathlon: Vincent Luis edges Alistair Brownlee in Valencia thriller
Vincent Luis is the undisputed 2020 king... but Alistair Brownlee shows he wants that crown back

(The Herald) Athletics: Derek Hawkins relishing the challenge of making Tokyo Olympics as he prepares for first marathon of the year
Derek Hawkins may not go quite as far as saying he saw the lockdown, and the knock-on effect it had on elite sport, as a positive thing

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Will Claye Thrives On Mental Preparation
Confirming that he didn’t take a single jump this year, Will Claye says, "Nope. I did not. I did not. In my mind, I did mental reps."

(The Herald) Athletics: Laura Muir's World Athletics 2020 Athlete of the Year nomination is testament to her impressive rise
There may not have been too many good news stories throughout the course of 2020, but there was a reason to be happy last week

(Anadolu Agency) Athletics: Kenyan athletes claim titles in 42nd Istanbul Marathon
Benard Cheruiyot Sang finishes men's race first, Diana Chemtai Kipyogei wins women's title

(Hartford Corant) Athletics: Donn Cabral, John Treacy, Eamonn Coghlan and other Olympians will race each other - virtually - at the Manchester Road Race

(Japan Times) Olympics: Japan's new Olympic experiment is a risky mistake

(CBC) Cycling: Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic poised to successfully defend Spanish Vuelta title
David Gaudu wins Stage 17 while Ottawa's Mike Woods drops to 34th overall

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Bell Rang True In Long Jump
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(ITU) Triathlon: First World Cup win for Beth Potter in Valencia
Luis closes the season in style with a fourth consecutive win in Valencia

(AW) Athletics: "My situation now is impossible" - Marilyn Okoro on the struggle behind the medals
The Olympic, world and European medallist opens up on the athletics-life balance and how she is supporting other athletes who may be finding things hard

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: We Now Have the Lab Data on Nike’s Breaking2 Runners
To pick their two-hour marathon team, researchers tested some of the greatest runners on the planet. Now they’re revealing what they found

(AW) Athletics: Strong fields announced for elite-only Valencia events
Birhanu Legese, Lelisa Desisa, Ruti Aga and Peres Jepchirchir among marathon entries, while Rhonex Kipruto, Letesenbet Gidey and Genzebe Dibaba make half-marathon debuts

(National Post) Women in Sport: Barbara Kay: I know a misogynistic sports policy when I see it
Male athletes have nothing whatsoever to fear in competing with trans male athletes. This is a problem for female athletes only

(Sweta Science on Outside Online) Athletics: How to Survive the Most Frigid Winter Runs
Get the formula right and you'll never have to resort to the treadmill again

(CBC) Athletics: Former head coach of University of Windsor's cross country, track & field programs dies at 67
Dennis Fairall coached at the university for 30 years and also coached Olympic athletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Wanyoike to lead Kenyans in virtual race against South Africans
* It has been organised by Blaze Sports Kenya Marketing Agency in conjunction with Onsite Event of South Africa, and will start at 6am to 7pm
* Wanyoike, who is visually impaired and a multiple gold medalist in various races, said his target is to finish the 5km race in less than 15 minutes
* With the winner being decided by the total distance covered by the athletes, Robert Kiriago who is the organiser in Kenyan encouraged more local runners to register

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: The Inside TRack - Will Cheats Prosper in a Pandemic?

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Top New Women’s Recruits For The 2020–21 School Year
The 400 (51.98) and 800 (2:01.17) leader, Athing Mu will showcase her skills at Texas A&M

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Guidry Capped Legendary Career In 1991
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Tri247) Triathlon: Valencia: The final ITU Triathlon World Cup of 2020
Will it be four from four for Vincent Luis in Valencia?

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 283: Sara Vaughn - Mom of four, realtor, 2017 team USA, pursuing olympic dreams
Sara Vaughn is the mom of four, she works full time as a realtor and is running big mileage weeks in hopes to make the Olympic team next year. To say she is inspiring to me would be an understatement. In 2017, when her third baby was one, she made team USA in the 1500 and competed in London. She has high hopes to do it again and I believe she can

(WA) Athletics: Zewdu and Chemtai lead Istanbul Marathon fields

(WA) Athletics: Remembering Waitz on the anniversary of her ninth New York Marathon victory

(USATF) Athletics: Huddle, Brown earn Athlete of the Week honors (Dec. 26 - Nov. 1)

(EnduranceBiz) Cycling: British Cycling suspends all cycling activities and events

(AC) Athletics: Seven Years in the Making: Groenewoud and Furlan Awarded 2013 FISU Medals

(RRW) Athletics: Virtual Manchester Road Race Features A Dozen Past Champions
While the 84th edition of the Manchester Road Race won't be held on the streets of Manchester, Conn., on Thanksgiving Day this year, the race's virtual version will still feature many top athletes, including a dozen of the event's past champions

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN Florida preview - yes, it’s happening!

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: CAS expects decision on Russia appeal against four-year international competition ban ban by end of 2020
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declared the country's anti-doping agency, RUSADA, non-compliant with its code in December last year; Russia currently face exclusion from international events such as the Tokyo Olympics and 2022 FIFA World Cup

(CNBC) Athletics: Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah on tackling racism in sport, and his hopes for the Tokyo Games

(BBC) rugs in Sport: Fewer UKAD drug tests creates 'free-for-all' - Jessica Judd
British 5,000m champion Jessica Judd says the reduction in drug testing before next year's Olympics is "really worrying" and a "free-for-all" for cheating

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Euro Cross winner Robel Fsiha banned
Eritrean-born Swedish runner will be stripped of European cross-country title he won in Portugal last year

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Is Molly Huddle the GOAT of American women’s distance running?
Huddle is one of the most decorated and consistent runners in American distance history

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Stanford Romped To National Title in 1928
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(Spikes) Athletics: Don't Rush by Hedda Hynne
For a lot of my career, I used to say to my coach that I wish I started earlier, that if I did, maybe I could have done something really special.

The Athlete's Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress All About the Athlete's Gut
Join us tonight at 8:00 ET for a discussion with Patrick Wilson, exercise scientist, registered dietitian, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University, and author of The Athletes’ Gut.
We’ll discuss everything you've wanted to know about the runner's gut: from managing common running problems like puking and pooing, to optimizing in-race fueling, understanding the gut microbiome, reactions to stress, caffeine, NSAIDs and more - plus we'll answer your gut questions.
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(CTolleRun) Athletics: Dean Karnazes - Death By DNF
Carrie chats with the Ultramarathon Man himself: Dean Karnazes! They discuss his marriage to his high school sweetheart Julie, being a father, dealing with running during the time of COVID, the allure of the ultramarathon, how nobody told him he was one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, and much more!

(WA) Athletics: Review: ‘Freeman’ - an in-depth look at the race of a generation

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: Salazar's appeal hearing in doping case postponed to March

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Selection Criteria For 2020 DI Cross Country Championships Approved

(Runner's World) Athletics: Molly Huddle Breaks Three American Track Records in One Run
She took down the 15K, the 10-mile, and the one-hour marks all in one go

(Capital FM) Athletics: Olympic gold medal tops Eliud Kipchoge’s 2021 ambitions, undecided about London return
Olympic champion and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge says his main focus for 2021 will be defending his Tokyo Olympic title, but is uncertain whether he will try and reclaim his London Marathon title

(CBC) Athletics: How Canada's track and field Olympians are navigating pandemic
Alysha Newman, Brittany Crew and Crystal Emmanuel tap into mental side of sport

(NewsChain) Triathlon: GB triathlete Vicky Holland among first selected for Tokyo 2020
(DAI Sport) Non Stanford Overlooked By Great Britain For Tokyo Olympics

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge documentary in the works at Ridley Scott Creative Group - AFM
* Dogwoof is handling global sales and will present the film at the upcoming American Film Market, with release plans for 2021.
* "Eliud Kipchoge ran for mankind that day and with it delivered his belief that ‘no human is limited' — Director Jake Scott

(Cycling News) Cycling: Woods upbeat despite narrow defeat in Vuelta a España transition stage
Canadian out-pipped at line by Tim Wellens on stage 14

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NJCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 5
2020 NJCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 5

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Smith Jumped Her Way Into Elite Company
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(AW) Athletics: A lap with… Jess Judd
Katy Barden catches up with the British 5000m champion

(China Daily) Athletics: De Grasse grows into Olympic mix
Canadian 'among five favorites' for 100-meter gold

(Evening Stadard) Drugs in Sport: Grigory Rodchenkov: ‘The situation in Russia is becoming even worse... the lies and denials continue from top’

(Women'a Running) Athletics: Big Data Reveals New Marathon Training Approaches
Tracking what successful marathoners actually do reveals new optimal training patterns of hard weeks and easy week

(The Guardian) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee left out of Olympic triathlon team but door remains open
Brother Jonny makes Team GB cut for Tokyo next summer - Alistair can still get the selectors’ nod for Summer Games

(Daily Record) Athletics: Laura Muir "totally deserving" of Female World Athlete of the Year nomination
Stephen Maguire, director of performance and coaching with Scottish Athletics, is delighted for the track star

(NY Times) Health and Fitness; Weight Training May Help Ease Anxiety
A basic program of lunges, lifts, squats and crunches eased anxiety levels in healthy young men and women

(Outside Online) Athletics: The New York City Marathon Lives On
Both professional and amateur athletes ran virtual iterations of the event in recent days

(RRW) Athletics: For A Lucky Few, 125th Buffalo Turkey Trot Will Be Live
Each year on Thanksgiving Day more Americans participate in running races than on any other day

(BBC) Athletics: Amy Hunt column: 'So many people have tried to race me!'
I didn't know quite what to expect when my parents and I were on our way down to Cambridge - in two cars because I had so much stuff.

(Times of India) Athletics: Ethiopia's world record-breaking Letesenbet Gidey in running ..for athlete of year

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir, Obiri and Kipyegon in hunt for Athlete of the Year Award
* Two time World 5000m champion Helen Obiri makes the list after a superb season.
* Jepchirchir bagged the World Half Marathon in Gydnia, Poland last month and twice broke the world 21km record for the women-only race, returning 1:05:34 and 1:05:16 respectively

(Fast Running) Drugs in Sport;Three strikes and out
So you tell anti-doping where you’ll be for one hour a day and they come to find you for testing. Simple right?

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'I worry that we'll lose the next Jessica Ennis-Hill': Sheffield athletics coach John Wood fears suspension of grassroots sports could negatively impact finding future stars
* Grassroots sports have been suspended due to the second national lockdown
* John Wood of the City of Sheffield athletics club fears it could impact the sport
* He believes it could impact finding future stars like Sheffield's Jessica Ennis-Hill

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan trio nominated for World Athletics Award
* World Athletics disclosed on Tuesday that the list of 10 nominees for the Female World Athlete of the Year were selected by an international panel of athletics experts comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.
* The nominations reflect the remarkable range of exceptional performances that the sport has witnessed this year, despite the challenges that the global Covid-19 pandemic presented,” said a statement on World Athletics website

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 2
2020 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 2

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: Ryun Raced To Only NCAA Outdoor Title In 1967
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(AW) Athletics: Steve Ovett’s best races
The 1980 Olympic 800m champion enjoyed a long and successful career and here we list his 15 finest moments

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Olympic medallists Darren Campbell, Kelly Sotherton and Goldie Sayers on Christian Malcolm's wishlist of all-star advisors to boost Team GB's chances in athletics at Tokyo Games
* UK Athletics head coach Christian Malcolm lining up all-star backroom staff
* Malcom wants several Team GB Olympic medallists to be technical advisors
* Darren Campbell, Kelly Sotherton and Goldie Sayers among those on wishlist
* British coaching set-up needs rebuilding after key figures stepped down

(The Independent) Athletics: Kelly Holmes ‘never laid down for so long’ after revealing symptoms that led to positive coronavirus test
Two-time Olympic champion has tested positive for coronavirus after suffering from a series of symptoms

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir nominated for Female World Athlete of the Year award
Muir, 27, is the quickest in the world over 1500m this season and set a new UK 1,000m record in August

(BritshCycling) Cycling: British Cycling joins with athletics and triathlon to ask Government to help millions keep active during November
British Cycling has today joined with England Athletics and British Triathlon in writing to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to ask that small group rides and runs, and coaching sessions for young people and those with disabilities, are exempted from the new national measures which are to be introduced on Thursday

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Molly Huddle breaks three U.S. records in one run
In just 60 minutes of running, the two-time Olympian added three American records to her already-phenomenal resume

(WA) Athletics: Nominees announced for Female World Athlete of the Year 2020

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot makes the cut for Athlete of the Year
* The Kenya Prisons officer ran world-leading 3:28.45 over 1,500m and was undefeated in three 1500m races.
* Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on November 15

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon:Bermuda to host first World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Jepkorir ready to shine again after World Half Marathon 'mess'
* She says making a debut in a marathon will be determined by her steady preparations which take about two years and once she hits the road, it will all be well.
* "For now, I am just training after a week of rest," she said. "I am doing light training with my husband and coach Hillary Maiyo."

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Pihl Led BYU’s Decathlon Dominance In 1975
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics strategy 'moves away from focus on winning medals at all costs'
UK Athletics has announced a 12-year strategy it says will "move us away from a focus on winning medals at all costs"

(ATC) Athletics: Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend Moves to Atlanta Motor Speedway

(AW) Athletics: Ambitious 12-year plan for athletics in Britain launched
New ‘athletics unified’ strategy hopes to see GB athletes in every discipline at major champs by 2032

(Bend Bulletin) Athletics: Nike was born on the track. Scandal and the pandemic may change its running business

(RunRepeat) Health and Fitness: Quarantine15: 35.82% Gained Weight During the Pandemic

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Kipchoge Keino Foundation signs deal to help Kenyan athletes impacted by COVID-19
Standard Chartered has announced a deal with the Kipchoge Keino Foundation which will help Kenyan athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

(WA) Athletics: Nominees announced for Male World Athlete of the Year 2020

(Women's Running) Athletics: Can We Run Away From Politics?
The sport has deep roots in activism and advocacy for issues like health care, equality, climate change, and racial justice. Here’s why that doesn’t disappear when we go for a run

(Women's Running) Athletics: There’s No Hill Tatyana McFadden Can’t Climb
Inside Tatyana McFadden’s incredible and indomitable rise—plus, the racer’s secret to powering through any challenge she faces

(Runner's World) Athletics: Allegations of Racism and Sexism Force a Reckoning at NYRR
The board of directors hires an outside law firm to look into staff complaints

(Fast Women) Athletics: A conversation with Keira D’Amato
Two days before her breakthrough 1:08:57 half marathon performance last week, Keira D’Amato announced that she’ll go after the American 10-mile record for a women’s-only race on Monday, November 23

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: Once maligned as a possible carcinogen, nitrate is a crucial element in healthy foods

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan runner nominated for Male Athlete of the Year Award
* Cheruiyot faces still commotion from World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegi from Uganda, who broke both the 10,000m and 5,000m world records, as well as Swede Mondo Duplantis, who shattered the world record in the pole vault twice (6.17m and 6.18m) and produced the highest outdoor vault of all time (6.15m).
* Also in contention is another Ugandan, Jacob Kiplimo, who won the World Half Marathon Championships title in a championship record of 58:4

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Whistleblowers Vitaly and Yuliya Stepanov living in fear but have no regrets as doping saga heads to court

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia's ban appeal set to be heard by Court of Arbitration for Sport
Russia's appeal against its four-year ban from all major sporting events will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from Monday

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Groenendaal Flew To Back-to-Back NCAA MRs
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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(The Star) Athletics: World 3,000m champion Conseslus Kipruto sued for child neglect

(NY Times) Athletics: The New York City Marathon Was Canceled - Runners Ran The Course Anyway
The 50th New York City Marathon would have been run Sunday. Some runners still ran the 26.2 mile course despite the cancellation

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Russia’s sporting future at stake as CAS hearing starts on Monday
A decision is not expected imminently despite the hearing starting this week

(Times of India) Athletics: 'Tokyo organisers have 'cast-iron determination' to stage Games in 2021' - Seb Coe

(SMH) Athletics: 'We have to run - we're in a hurry': The midnight marathon changing the lives of Indigenous youth

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Runners jump at opportunity to race in virtual New York Marathon
* he annual race, originally set for Sunday, was one of many events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but diehard runners are not missing their shot in what would have been the marathon's 50th year
* Organizers canceled the marathon on June 24 but, like many other major road races, offered runners the option of completing the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) between October 17 and November 1 -- anywhere in the world
* A virtual marathon is a personal challenge - no one is watching, there are no real competitors, and given the need to remain distant from others, it is a solitary pursuit

(NYTimes) Athletics: On Marathon Weekend, Des Linden Ran 26.2 Miles, and Then Some, in New York
The New York City Marathon turned into a virtual event, but that did not stop Des Linden from coming to New York to accomplish something big

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Kagawa Prefecture Qualifier for National High School Ekiden Moved Due to Invasion of Wild Boars

(CBC) Athletics: Damian Warner out of the cold, into temporary training home for Tokyo Olympics
Top-ranked decathlete had no access to Western U. facility during COVID-19 pandemic

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Cheptegei V Kiplimo - an Emerging Battle for Supremacy

(Mwakilishi) Athletics: Police Search for Olympic Champion Conseslus Kipruto for Allegedly Eloping with a Form II Girl

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Hurdles hamper athletics restart in Kenya
* AK Director of Competitions Paul Mutwii said on Friday that they have written to the Ministry of Sports seeking guidance.
* The AK executive will on Wednesday draft a tentative 2020/2021 calendar in which the national cross country season is projected to start in the second week of November.
* The annual Athletics Seminar is planned for the first week of December

(Register-Guard) Athletics: 2-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp wins half marathon dual with Japanese Olympian Suguru Osako in Cottage Grove
(Runner's World) Galen Rupp Returns to Racing With an American 10-Mile Record
It’s been 8 months since his last competitive opportunity

(Believe in the Run) Athletics: Adidas Adizero Adios Pro Performance Review
What You Need To Know
* Weighs 8 oz. (227 g) for a US M9 / US W10.5
* Lightstrike Pro midsole is firm and snappy
* Solid 5K to half marathon option

(WSJ) Athletics: The 2020 New York City Marathon Goes Virtual
Race organizers from New York Road Runners opted to call off the in-person race, but the virtual format allows runners to design their own route and race day conditions

(ESPN) Athletics: What does the future of road racing look like during a pandemic?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Kerron Clement Had Record Speed
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

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