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Runner's Web November 2021 FrontPage Archive

    November 30, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(AP News) Drugs in Sport: Former Olympian Hachlaf banned 6 years for 2nd doping case

(The Indian Paper) Athletics: Shot putter CJ Hunter, Marion Jones’ ex-husband, has died

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Prefontaine Memorial Park closed through December for safety improvements

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: 'Dr Mabuse' faces two-year sentence for illegal practice of medicine and inciting doping
Prosecution says Sainz is 'dangerous for society'

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 184 | Ask Mario Anything
“I’m not a high mileage advocate. I’m not a low mileage advocate. I’m a right mileage advocate. Find the right mileage that works for you—the most miles that you can run without compromising your performance in workouts or races, without compromising your recovery, without compromising your life outside of running, your relationship with your family and friends, work, etc. Find out what that is for you. It’s going to be a little bit different for everyone. There’s a huge misnomer out there that, ‘Oh, if I want to be good at the marathon I’ve got to run over 50 miles a week. Or over 70 miles a week. Or over 100 miles a week,’ whatever it is. Everyone’s got a different idea in their head what they need to be doing; find out what that peak is for you and try to run as many weeks as possible at that volume in the 12-16 weeks leading up to a marathon—not every week, you should cycle, build in rest weeks, that sort of thing—but find that highest sustainable volume for you.”

(NY Times) Athletics: ou Can Make Any Day the Best Day of the Year

(NBC) Athletics: Emmit King, sprint champion in 1980s, killed in shootout

(The Telegraph) Women n Sport: 'I confided that I had an eating disorder?– they told me to lose three pounds'
British runner Phily Bowden on why she quit leading athletics programme in latest controversy that could have serious implications for Nike

(Tri247) Triathlon: Passing the torch: Lucy hopes Chrissie will be part of Sub8 bid
Lucy Charles-Barclay talks about her bid to go Sub8 in 2022

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Awards

(Quillette) Women in Sport: On the Issue of Female Athletics, the IOC Has Shirked Its Duty to Lead

(BBC) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen: Olympic champion to race at European Cross Country in Dublin
Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen has been named in Norway's team for the European Cross Country Championships in Dublin on 12 December.

(EA) Athletics: Klosterhalfen makes a winning cross country return in Pforzheim en route to Fingal-Dublin

    November 29, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Meet Issey Kyson, the 13-year-old Instagram sprinter star changing perception of puberty
Promising hurdler on how periods, body hair and growth have affected her life as a young athlete in the hope she can inspire others

(EA) Athletics: Klosterhalfen makes a winning cross country return in Pforzheim en route to Fingal-Dublin

(The Star) Athletics: Kyeva credits Masters for new lease of life for old athletes
* Kyeva finished second in the men's 1500m and first in the men's 5000m
* Traditionally a marathoner, Kyeva said he competed at the Africa Masters to try out on the track
* World Masters Athletics president Jugmann lauded the organisation of the continental showpiece and the level of competition

(WA) Athletics: Tesfu and Oukhelfen take the spoils in Alcobendas

(Dong-A Ilbo) Athletics: Seoul Marathon opens successfully amid return to normal

    November 28, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Steeplechasers Lalonde, Gay claim national cross-country titles
Victory in Ottawa marks 3rd consecutive title for Moncton's Lalonde

(WA) Athletics: Kotut and Maru claim marathon crowns in Florence

(Globe and Mail) Trianing: Should ‘heart-rate variability’ guide the intensity of your workout?

(AC) Athletics: Lalonde and Gay claim ACXC gold
The 2021 Canadian Cross-Country Championship day was a good one for steeplechasers. John Gay and Geneviève Lalonde, both 3,000m steeplechase finalists at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, respectively took home gold in the men’s and women’s 10k open races at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, Ontario

(KhaleejTimes) Athletics: Dubai Run 2021: 146,000 people join Sheikh Hamdan in world's largest run on Sheikh Zayed Road

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Simiyu, Relin win inaugural Nakuru City Marathon
* The 26-year-old Simiyu clocked 59 minutes and 03 seconds to pocket the Sh500,000 prize money.
* Simiyu, who hails from the Elgeyo-Marakwet County, was followed closely by Godfrey Kipchumba in 59:42 and Felix Kibitok from Nandi who timed 60:00
* In the women's category, Relin clocked 1:07:21 to finish ahead of Gladys Chepkurui who timed 1:07:32

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Keitany Wins Deepest-Ever 10,000 m at Hachioji Long Distance

(AW) Athletics: Jess Judd and Jack Rowe impress at Euro Cross Country Trials
Automatic places in the British team for Dublin are decided on an action-packed day in Sefton Park

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Krop, Jebitok win Mt Elgon cross country titles
* Sotik to host final race of the AK Cross Country Weekend Meetings on December 5

    November 27, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Genevieve Lalonde and John Gay are your 2021 Canadian cross country champions
It was a steeplechase sweep in Ottawa at the ACXC championships

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Ian O'Riordan: No running from DSD and transgender debate in athletics
Sports bodies face a huge challenge in striking balance between inclusion and fairness

(WA) Athletics: Focus on finalists: Yulimar Rojas and Eliud Kipchoge

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Focus shifts to Nakuru groundbreaking races
* Sunday’s meet guaranteed to be a thrilling, unforgettable experience for all runners

(WA) Athletics: Focus on finalists: Sydney McLaughlin and Mondo Duplantis

(AC) Athletics: Jessica Zelinka selected into national coaching internship program

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Pound given WADA Founding President title for contribution to anti-doping
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially bestowed the title of Founding President on Richard Pound, the peerless Canadian official who helped establish the global watchdog in 1999

(WA) Athletics: Ayeko and Tesfu poised to strike in Alcobendas

Canadian Cross Country Championships - Ottawa, ON

    November 26, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(The Harrier) Athletics: Should you donate to support Shelby Houlihan?

(Soikes) Athletics: Brothers in Arms by Bashir Abdi
Winning a medal at the Olympics was a childhood dream come true, but getting to do it alongside a training partner, a close friend, made it all the better

(Science of Sports Podcast) Women in Sport: Facts and fallacies in the trans athlete debate, a conversation with Dr Emma Hilton

(Oylympic Channel) Athletics: Titus Ekiru and Judith Jeptum secure Kenyan double at 2021 Abu Dhabi Marathon
It was the second win this season for Ekiru who is the fastest man over the marathon in 2021 after his course record of 2:02:57 in Milan in April

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya’s bid to host World Athletics Championships gets support
* Kenya finished second with 41 medals; 31 gold, eight silvers and one bronze during the last 2019 Championships held in Tunis. Hosts Tunisia won the overall title.
* In some of the finals on the opening day, Emily Chepngétich won W35 10,000m in 36:17.0 as Jemutai Letting went for the W40 10,000m crown in 38:31.5

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyego, Kiplagat favoured to retain Abu Dhabi Marathon titles
* Titus Ekiru was the winner on that occasion, clocking a world-leading 2:02:57 to move to equal fifth on the world all-time list
* The 30-year-old Kenyan was on course to break that at last month’s Chicago Marathon, passing through the halfway point in second place in a swift 1:08:50, but faded in the closing stages and eventually finished fifth in 2:29:14

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mukoswa, Koskei reign at Africa Masters
* Mukoswa, who represented Kenya in 200m and 100m races at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Africa Senior Athletics, clocked 62.85 seconds to win women’s W35 category
* Koskei, the 2010 Africa Senior Athletics 4x400m champion, dashed to victory 48.75 beating compatriot Christopher Anene to second place in 49.87
* Charity Wandia claimed the women's 400m W40 category in 73.19 while Ben Haij Silimani from Tunisia won the W65 400m in 1:49.66

Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon - Dubai, UAE

    November 25, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Flanagan, Kelati Dominate Manchester Road Race
On a clear, cold and windless morning here Ben Flanagan and Weini Kelati ran away from strong fields at today's Manchester Road Race, held as an in-person event for the first time in two years due to the pandemic

(Fox61) Athletics: Ben Flanagan, Weini Kelati win the 85th Manchester Road Race
Kelati broke the record time for the women's course

(ClearShelby) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan Sets Up a Gofundme and Website

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Female athletes the target of 87 per cent of online abuse during Tokyo Olympics
World Athletics study shows 65 per cent of abusive posts warranted intervention

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: 'The country believes in him again': View from Colombia on whether Egan Bernal can win 2022 Tour de France
Bernal won the Tour in 2019 but didn't race in the 2021 edition

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Bryan Green and Jon Rankin – Fuel The Pursuit
Carrie chats with Jon Rankin and Bryan Green, hosts of the Fueling the Pursuit podcast! They chat about their journey into the sport, turning from college teammates into business partners, and much more!

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Kipyego and Kiplagat face tough test in Abu Dhabi

(EA) Athletics: Duplantis due to headline in his home arena in Uppsala

Manchester Road Race - Manchester, CT
Live Streaming

    November 24, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(NY Times) Triathlon: ‘I Can’t Just Quit’
Sika Henry is the first African American woman to be recognized as a pro triathlete. But a horrible bicycle crash in 2019 nearly thwarted her dream

(Runner's World) Athletics: Can We Compare Great Performances Across Eras?
With records seeming to fall every week, Olympian Molly Huddle provides perspective

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Exclusive Libby Clegg interview: 'I thought cycling would be so much simpler - it's terrifying'
Paralympian Clegg had not ridden a bike for years, but thrill of swapping the athletics track for the velodrome outweighs fear factor

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletics Kenya promises support for Nakuru Marathon
* Nakuru County has produced some of the country’s top athletes including the 2017 London World marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui and two-time Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Chepngétich among others.
* The event that already has Stanbic Bank and Geothermal Development Company on board as sponsors besides Nakuru County government, will have two other supplementary races; 10km and 5km family fun run

(Gulf News) Athletics: Elite runners all set for strong competition at the Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon
Titus Ekiru, Abel Kirui, and Eunice Chumba among athletes for Friday’s race

(BBC) Athletics: Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa ready to join Tigray war
Ethiopian Olympic heroes Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa say they are ready to go to the front line in the war against rebel forces

(Sports Examiner) Athletics: Another new track & field league?

    November 23, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Elite Fields Set for Thursday's Manchester Road Race
The classic Thanksgiving Day race, founded in 1927, will return to its usual 4.748-mile, hilly loop with the start and finish on Main Street after being held virtually last year

(Family Reserach Council) Women in Sport: International Olympic Committee Abandons Women Athletes

(WA) At5hletics: Finalists announced for Female World Athlete of the Year 2021

(Women's Running) Women in Sport: 50 Years Later: Cheryl Treworgy—Shalane Flanagan’s Mom—Reflects on Being the First Woman to Break 2:50 in the Marathon
Treworgy reflects on how running has changed and created opportunities for women since she started running in the 1960s

(Harrogate Ladies College) Women in Sport: The first woman to run a mile in under five minutes to be honoured
Diane Leather attracted headlines around the world when she made history at the women’s athletics championships in Birmingham on May 29 1954. Now her former school, Harrogate Ladies’ College, plans to establish an award for promising female runners

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 183 with Alex Varner
“It’s hard to look back and see what resulted despite your best efforts. You know, sh*t doesn’t go the way you want it to all the time. You can’t do anything about that. OK, you can feel down—that’s natural—but if you can look back and say, ‘I did my best,’ you shouldn’t have any regrets around that. If you have strong regrets around it, it probably means you weren’t doing your best. There are screw-ups, that happens—that’s being human and living—but if you can forgive yourself for those and overall [say] I put my best for forward, what else can you ask for? What else can you do? That’s all you can do.”

(Science Alert) Health and Fitness: No, 'Overtraining' Is Not The Reason For Your Weight Loss Plateau. Here's Why

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World record holder Rudisha eyes comeback after surgery
* Rudisha, the 2011 Daegu and 2015 Beijing World 800m champion, has not competed since July 2017 after he sustained a back injury.
* He broke his own World Record posting a new time of 1:40.91 when winning the Olympic title at the 2012 London Summer Games

    November 22, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: UK Sport change maternity policy to pay elite athletes nine months post-partum
Exclusive: The new guidance is set to provide a long overdue boost to new mothers

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-America

(WA) Athletics: Finalists announced for Male World Athlete of the Year 2021

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Sportsmedicine: Why Pain Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Injured
Sports medicine physicians are rethinking the relationship between damage to your body and how it feels

(The Star) Athletics: Kiplimo breaks world half marathon record in Lisbon
* The women’s race was a close affair as Ethiopia’s Tsehay Gemechu won in 1:06:06 from Kenya’s Daisy Cherotich (1:06:15) and Joyce Chepkemoi (1:06:19).
* The world half marathon champion won by more than two minutes and took one second off the previous world record set by Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie in Valencia last year

(Deadline) Athletics: ‘Zátopek’ Team On Biopic Of Legendary Runner Emil Zátopek, A “Man Of Many Contradictions” – Contenders International

    November 21, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(AI\) Athletics: Mike Chesire and Leslie Sexton win Philadelphia Marathon setting personal best times

(CBC) Athletics: Climate change is crushing athletes and I want sports organizations to sound the alarm
I don’t want to tell my kids that running outside in the summer is something we 'used to do'

(WA) Athletics: Having mastered the track, cross and half, Kamworor sets sights on becoming marathon maestro

(Reuters) Athletics: Uganda's Kiplimo breaks half-marathon record in Lisbon

(The Sunday Times) Athletics: Mystery of Marcell Jacobs, the Olympic champion who rose without trace . . . and then stopped running
Italian sprinter stunned Tokyo with 100m gold – but nobody can get straight answer on how he did it

(AllAfrica) Women in Sport: IOC's New Transgender and Intersex Guidelines Divide Sport
"Transgender women are on average, taller, bigger and stronger than (non-trans) cisgender women and those are advantages in many sports."

(Guelph Today) Athletics: Guelph's Rachel Hannah 16th woman to cross the line at New York City Marathon
U of G dietitian finished second among Canadian women, 96th overal

    November 20, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: NC State, Northern Arizona Take NCAA XC Titles In Convincing Fashion
On a sunny Florida day at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, the women of North Carolina State and the men of Northern Arizona handily won the team titles at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Lucia Stafford and Andrea Seccafien join Bowerman Track Club
BTC is basically Team Canada at this point

(WA) Athletics: How Patrick Sang became more than just a coach to the world’s greatest runners

(MarathonInvestigation) Athletics: Respected Running Coach Removed from Boston Results: Years of Suspicious Results Uncovered
Removal From The Boston Marathon Results Raise Suspicions. Investigation Shows Questionable Results for Respected Coach.

(Spikes) Athletics: Safeguarding by Bernard Lagat
Over the past year, I’ve been part of a Working Group on safeguarding in athletics, to provide input as a representative of the Athletes’ Commission

(ESPN) Athletics: Craig Donnelly, charged with stalking Olympian Emily Infeld, declared unfit to stand trial

(BBC) Athletics: Robbie Grabarz: British high jumper loses Olympic bronze medal as he awaits upgraded silver
Former British high jumper Robbie Grabarz says he has lost his 2012 Olympic bronze medal as he prepares to receive an upgraded silver next summer

(RRW) Athletics: Olympic Trials Champions Purrier St. Pierre, Hocker To Headline WHOOP Wanamaker Mile At 2022 Millrose Games
Elinor Purrier St. Pierre and Cole Hocker, the 2021 USA Olympic Trials champions at 1500m, are the first athletes to be announced for the WHOOP Wanamaker Mile at the 2022 Millrose Games scheduled for Saturday, January 29, at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Meet Recap: 2021 NAIA Cross Country Championships

(NY Times) Athletics: How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout
There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial

Inquirer) Athletics: Philly Marathon weather should be near perfect for runners, if not for spectators
Based on two comprehensive studies, Sunday's weather couldn't be better for runners

U SPORTS 2021 Cross Country Championship - Quebec City, QC

    November 19, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Drew Hunter Stamps His Return From Injury With A National Title, Opens Up On Tinman Elite’s Coaching Change

(Armory Track) Athletics: 114th Millrose Games Announces WHOOP Wanamaker Miles
Defending champion Elle Purrier St. Pierre and current NCAA champion Cole Hocker to Headline the WHOOP Wanamaker Miles

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 348: Lanni Marchant – 11th at NYC Marathon Running for Release Recovery Foundation
Lanni Marchant is on the show today! Lanni is a Canadian runner and she is a 2016 Olympian where she ran both the 10,000m and the marathon. She held the Canadian record in the marathon for 6 years from 2013-2019 with a 2:28. Since the 2016 Olympics, she has had a wild few years of surgeries, loss in her life, grief and so much that she has walked through. She took some time off of running and you’ll hear what that was like in this episode. After that, she decided to run the NYC marathon this fall where she unexpectedly placed 11th and ran a 2:32. In that race, she raised money for an addiction awareness program

(AW) Athletics: Seb Coe looks to Oregon with hope after challenging pandemic-hit period
World Athletics president looks forward to an exciting World Championships in 2022 with the sport poised to make its mark in the United States

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: InfoZone: Weekend XC Nationals Broadcast Schedule

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NJCAA Cross Country Postseason Awards

(WA) Athletics: Kamworor, Cherono and Shone confirmed for Valencia

(The Spectator) Women in Sport: The Olympics’ shameful transgender cop out

(RRW) Athletics: NN Zevenheuvelenloop Abruptly Cancelled Due To Rising COVID Cases
One of Europe's most important road races, the NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Run) in Nijmegen has been cancelled due to rising COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands

    November 18, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph Athletics: UK Athletics issues rare lifetime ban to coach accused of sexually abusing athletes
John Lees faced misconduct charges spanning 2009 and 2020, after a number of female athletes reported him to UKA last year

Athletics: 2022 United Airlines NYC Half to Return at Full Scale with 25,000 Runners
Application for the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half Entry Drawing Opens Today

(Indy Star) Athletics: Butler runners head to NCAAs, thanks to science + edginess + grit

(FairPlayForWomen) Women in Sport: Trans inclusion in women’s sport: IOC abandons testosterone suppression

(The Voice) Athletics: Young athletes of the future identified by British Athletics programme
The Programme is a key step in the pathway to support athlete and coach development with the aim to progress to become a successful senior athlete

(Cycling News) Cycling: Michael Woods: Performances in the peloton have gone up another level
Canadian believes better training and the talent of the new generation makes pro racing more competitive

(Arab News) Athletics: Saudi Arabia’s first full marathon officially launched

((CTolleRun) Athletics: Annie Frisbie – Racing is the Reward
Carrie chats with Annie Frisbie who just placed 7th at the TCS New York City Marathon! They break down her morning of the race, her play-by-play performance in the race, how she achieved her “secret goal” in the race, her goals from here, and much more!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala leads Kenyan athletes to Dubai Run
* The Expo 2020 Dubai was initially scheduled to take place from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021, but it was cancelled due to Covid-19.
* "Our athletes are our greatest ambassadors. Their presence at the Kenya Pavilion will boost our effort to market Kenya as a destination for investment, sports, and tourism," Keproba CEO Dr. Wilfred Marube said at the flag-off ceremony for the Kenyan athletes held at a Nairobi hotel on Wednesday

(The Star) Athletics: Korir wants to emulate brother with a second Los Angeles title
* John timed 2:12:47 in the November 7 race to beat compatriot Edwin Kimutai and Ethiopian Amanuel Mesei Tikue
* His previous dive into the Los Angeles Marathon in 2019 had only yielded a second-place finish
* John's next race will be at the Houston Half Marathon in January next year

(19thNews) Women in Sport: Athletes don’t have pregnancy protections. Here’s why that could finally change.
A push for contract language in sponsorship contracts aims to expand athletes’ benefits during pregnancy, postpartum recovery and parental leave

    November 17, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Nike Bowerman Track Club Dominates Michigan Pro Ekiden
Led by four Olympians, the Nike Bowerman Track Club dominated today's second annual Michigan Pro Ekiden at Stony Creek MetroPark in Shelby Township, Michigan

(RRW) Athletics: USA 5-K Champions Kelati, Hunter Headline Manchester Road Race Elite Field
Newly-crowned national 5-K champions Weini Kelati and Drew Hunter are the top entrants for the 85th Manchester Road Race, America's most prestigious Thanksgiving Day race, scheduled for Thursday, November 25, in Manchester, Connecticut

(Science of Sports Podcast) Women in Sport: Why the IOC's Recent Guidelines on Transgender Athletes Raise So Many Questions
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently announced controversial new transgender guidelines which could threaten the future of women's sport

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Refugee runner Jamal Abdoul-Magid going stronger than ever after 'dream' Tokyo 2020
Sudan-born runner Abdoul-Magid is forging ahead with exciting new goals for this coming season after realising his dream of running at an Olympic Game

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Christine Mboma and Emmanuel Wanyonyi

(Gulf News) Athletics: World’s fastest man of 2021 set for Abu Dhabi Marathon
Titus Ekiru, fastest man of 2021 in the marathon category, to participate on November 26

(The Conversation) Women in Sport: Competing with confidence: Why we need to bring women’s sport uniforms into the 21st century

(GiveMeSport) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: World Athletics to maintain ban on star despite new IOC guidelines
World Athletics has said it will maintain its regulations on athletes with differences of sex development, despite the International Olympic Committee issuing new guidelines on the matter

(WA) Drugs in Sport: Russian Federation suspension extended by World Athletics Congress

(Outside Online) Athletics: Should Road Races Separate the Pros from the Masses?
While the benefit to giving elite women their own race seems obvious, the question of giving male marathoners a separate start is more contentious

(RT) Women in Sport: Trans athletes can compete with females without reducing testosterone - IOC

(CBC) Women in Sport: I'm an athlete, and I happen to wear a hijab. Get over it
My hijab doesn't define me, but it's part of who I am and I will never give it up

(NY Times) Athletics: A Nike Executive Told of Once Killing a Man. Here’s What He Left Out.
Larry Miller has written a book revealing that at age 16, in 1965, he murdered someone. The disclosure blindsided the family of the victim, whose name he never mentioned.

(The Sporting News) Athletics: Allyson Felix launches her own shoe company, Saysh, two years after split with Nike

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Silja Kosonen and Erriyon Knighton

(The Giardian) Women in Sport: Trans women should not have to reduce testosterone, say new IOC guidelines
Framework says no presumption of advantage for trans women - Burden is placed on individual sports to decide their own rules

    November 16, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(ESPN) Women in Sport: IOC provides framework for international federations to develop their own eligibility criteria for transgender, intersex athletes

(Tech Target) Athletics: Data the difference at Olympics for Allyson Felix
Frustrated after winning silver in the 200 meters at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, the sprinter used analytics to identify weaknesses and alter her training before winning gold in 2012

(Canadian Cycling) Cycling: Flobikes will broadcast first Tour de France Femmes in Canada
Eight days of women's pro racing will be shown live from France in July 2022

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Keely Hodgkinson and Sean Burrell

(CBC) Athletics: Husband of slain Kenyan Olympic runner charged with murder, pleads not guilty
2-time world bronze medallist Agnes Tirop set women-only 10 km world record

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 182 with J.M. Thompson
“It’s possible to have a dysfunctional, unhealthy relationship to anything, right? So I would invite people to look at their own relationship to whatever it is they’re doing, whether it’s running or anything, and say, ‘How is this serving me? Or not serving me? Am I doing this to the exclusion of my responsibilities to my family, friends, loved ones, community? Or, in fact, is this practice of running actually foundational in helping me do that?’ My sense is that overall for the majority of runners and athletes it’s the second scenario which is true: that running actually tends to cultivate connection and gratitude and love and the ability to be of service to others. If it stops being that then maybe you want to look at that but I think it’s usually the case that it’s a positive force in people’s lives.”

( Olympics: Olympics 2036 in Berlin?
Thomas Härtel, president of the Landessportbund Berlin, finds the idea of hosting the Summer Olympic Games in 2036 in Berlin "interesting"

(BBC) UltraRunning:China's ultramarathon tragedy and the survivors threatened for speaking out
When Zhang Xiaotao woke up he was in a cave and somebody had lit a fire to keep him warm. He had no idea how he'd got there

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

    November 15, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Wanjiku Breaks 10000 m Collegiate Record, Sub-15 Women, and High Schoolers Under 28:15 and 13:40 at Nittai Time Trials

(WA) Athletics: Kifle and Daniel claim cross country victories in Atapuerca

(AI) Athletics: Highgate Harriers to host Night of the 10,000m PBs and 2022 trial races and championships

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Seven runners run Madrid Half Marathon in less than 1 hour

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Johan Bruyneel: 'Lance Armstrong was the perfect target to be sacrificed' to clean up cycling
The former rider and team boss says in his era the choice was 'either you adapt and you dope yourself, or you disappear'

(Alliance Defending Freedom) Women in Sport: I Was the Fastest Girl in Connecticut. But Transgender Athletes Made it an Unfair Fight

(The News International) Athletics: Greeks dominate Athens Marathon as foreign runners stay away

(The Star) Athletics: Jebitok, Kiprop target World Cross Country Tour slot
* "I am trying to run in as many cross country meetings in Kenya as I seek to get an opportunity to fly the Kenyan flag at home, again," said Jebitok
* Male winner Robert Kiprop is another athlete who will be chasing a slot for the World Cross country tour

    November 14, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(EA) Athletics: Rieti to host 2026 European Athletics U18 Championships

(Ekathimerini) Athletics: Athens Marathon winner sets Greek course record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Boston Marathon to Kenyan stars: Thank you for your dominance
* Veteran organiser ranks Hussein’s achievements and Mutai’s record as highlights of world’s oldest marathon
* Legendary Hussein was first African winner in 1988; the three-time champion launched an era of supremacy by East African runners

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'A guy followed me and exposed himself': Liz McColgan-Nuttall reveals shocking truth about training alone
McColgan-Nuttall says she is pleased athlete safety is now part of a wider conversation around women's safety

(IAAF) Athletics: Retirement, or reinvention?
The period of time immediately after an Olympic Games is when we often see elite athletes retire from their sport

Ontario Cross Country Championships & Rising Stars XC Festival East Region - Kingston, ON

    November 13, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WION) Athletics: After a rough year, New York Road Runners searches for a leader and mission

(The Times) Athletics: ‘After Tokyo I went to Greece and hung around bars. No running at all’
Keely Hodgkinson talks to Rick Broadbent about social media, porridge and why she needed to get away after a brilliant year

(The Herald) Women in Sport: Edinburgh to launch women's 10k race
Edinburgh is to launch a dedicated women’s 10k race, three years after Glasgow axed the UK’s first all-female event after 25 years drawing criticism from track legend Liz McColga

>(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Laval student creates data-driven U Sports ranking
A business major from Ottawa has compiled a statistical analysis of all U Sports XC performances

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiprop, Jebitok triumph in Iten cross country races
* Kiprop, who trains in Iten, took advantage of the familiar surroundings to beat a competitive field after running from the front to cross the line in 29:11.7 ahead of Titus Mbishei who clocked 29:20.6 while Kelvin Kibiwott was third in 29:28.1

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Nike Cross Regionals Northwest

(Triathlon Magazine Canada) Triathlon: Former national triathlon champion triathlete speaks out about Triathlon Canada’s transparency issues and the challenges of burnout
2015 national triathlon champion Taylor Forbes recently put his name forward for the Canadian Olympic Committee's athlete commission

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: 9 years after London Games, Canada's Drouin officially upgraded to silver medal
Russia's Ivan Ukhov had results disqualified for doping ban

(The Star) Athletics: Rotich eager to fly Kenyan flag in first foray in foreign territory
* Although he has competed in several marathons over the years, Rotich has never represented the country at the international level * Equally, Emily Chepngetich says she is eagerly looking forward to this weekend's second leg of Athletics Kenya Cross Country meeting in Iten

(The Star) Athletics" Kipruto urges athletes to form welfare groups in their regions
* Athletes in Nyahururu have formed a welfare group known as Athletics United to help each other in times of need
* Kipruto believes athletes from other regions should form similar welfare groups among themselves
* He was among athletes who attended the fifth leg of AK's consultative fora with athletics stakeholders in Nyahururu

(The National) Athletics: Domestic athletics events will gain support of leading stars reckons Laura Muir
Plans to create a series of domestic athletics events will get the support of leading stars. Laura Muir has predicted

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Britain's Robbie Grabarz earns Olympic high jump silver as medals reallocated because of doping cases
Britain's Robbie Grabarz has been awarded an Olympic high jumping silver medal after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reallocated results because of doping cases

United Airlines Rock 'n' Roll Washington- DC

    November 12, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(AJC) Athletics: For Atlanta sprinter Christian Coleman the comeback begins now

(WA) Athletics: Grete Waitz: First Lady of the Marathon

(EA) Athletics: One month to go - 2021 SPAR European Cross Country Championships

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 347: Emily Durgin – Catching up on her big year of racing and new sponsor!

(AW) Athletics: Charlie Spedding’s greatest race
Former London winner recounts his run to bronze behind Portugal’s Carlos Lopes and Ireland’s John Treacy in the Olympic marathon in Los Angeles in 1984

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Thompson-Herah says she outgrew Stephen Francis' MVP
Two-time double Olympic champion over 100 and 200 metres, and Jamaica's national record holder over both distances, Elaine Thompson-Herah, says she outgrew the celebrated MVP Track Club hence the reason for severing ties with the Papine, St Andrew-based outfit last month

(Ottawa Sports Pages) Athletics: Olympic triathlete Joanna Brown strikes gold, silver at Canada West XC running championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Song and dance as New York Marathon champ Peres Jepchirchir returns
* Concerning the ongoing athletes workshops, Tuwei said he was impressed by the turnout

)The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson poised for Florida move in effort to rebuild career with new coach
Liverpudlian endured a disappointing Games in Tokyo, but hopes to turn things around with new coach Petros Kyprianou

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Preview: NCAA DI Regional Championships Friday

    November 11, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guadian) Athletics: ‘I wanted less than a minute’: 105-year-old unsatisfied after 100m world record
Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins sets record in 105+ category - Athlete has also excelled in cycling time trials

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Syombua calls for end to gender-based violence
* She lauded Athletics Kenya for organising the ongoing national forums during the tour in Nyeri where athletes presented views on their social welfare

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NAIA Cross Country Regional Awards

(Spikes) Athletics: Hifgh and Low by Kori Carter
Those who know me know that I’m normally high-energy, high-octane – the kind of person who’s usually bouncing off the walls

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchirchir praying for victorious cross country debut in Iten
* Kipchirchir has been training in Kaptagat, Uasin Gishu County under head coach Nicholas Chomongos Koech
* AK Elgeyo Marakwet secretary Boniface Tiren said they are expecting over 1,000 athletes across the seven categories
* This will be the second leg of the cross country series after last week's first leg in Machakos

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Seek help before it’s too late, AK urges hurting athletes
* In the third of a series of meetings lined up by Athletics Kenya across the country, it emerged at Chuka forum that even though athletes have been facing challenges in their relationships, many of them have been keeping to themselves

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Molly Seidel – Harden… Up!
Carrie welcomes Olympic Bronze Medalist Molly Seidel back to the show! They chatted just prior to her fourth place performance at the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon, but they cover her life after winning an Olympic medal, her new obligations, building her training back up, injuries, how she wants to run the marathon world championships next summer, and much more!

(AW) Athletics: Wightman and Butchart playing the long game
Olympians turn their gaze on 2022 targets and a change in focus after cross country outing

(Emirate News Agency) Athletics: Four more world-class elite athletes confirmed to participate in the 2021 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

(Dyestat) Athletics: The Michigan Pro Ekiden Is Back
Last year the Hansons-Brooks ODP, led by Kevin and Keith Hanson, hosted the inaugural Michigan Pro Ekiden in an effort to bring this popular Japanese team tradition to the United States

(EA) Athletics: Battocletti and Crippa aiming for more success at SPAR European Cross Country Championships

    November 10, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Reuters) Triathlon: Triathlon-World governing body to use new anti-drafting technology

(The Guardian) Athletics: UK Athletics’ chief was earning £226k during controversial period in charge
Jo Coates’s package was £226,163 before she resigned last month - Revelation will upset many in athletics after her tenure
(Gulf News) Athletics: Top athletes confirmed to participate in 2021 Abu Dhabi Marathon
Elite Kenyan athletes Reuben Kiprop Kipyego and Abel Kirui confirmed for latest edition

(WA) Athletics: Thomas exploring the science of speed.

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Interview: Molly Seidel After Running An American Course Record At The New York City Marathon With Two Broken Ribs

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Marchant’s marathon was about something bigger than her personal comeback

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bogus coaches put on notice
* Former world 5,000m silver medallist Caleb Mwangangi said that that consultative forums are the best way to address issues that have been neglected for a long time.
* He said that many athletes have been suffering in silence, but the best way is to come out and face reality so that solutions are found

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: 4 Ways to Use the Training Data from Wearable Tech
Your GPS watch and other gadgets are great at describing training, but prescribing it is a harder challenge

(CBC) Athletics: Kenya court says slain Olympic runner's husband must take mental health test
Agnes Tirop, 25, was found stabbed to death on Oct. 13 at her home in Iten

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Okagbare was never abandoned in Tokyo, says AFN

(USATF) Athletics: USATF announces 2021 Hall of Fame class

(Reuters) Athletics: Shanghai Marathon postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19

(MLive) Athletics:2nd-place finisher gets DQ’d from Michigan cross country state meet for finish-line profanity

(FITT Insider) Women in Sports: Changing the Game: A New Era in Women’s Sports
Startups, investors, and star athletes shine a spotlight on female athletics

    November 9, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(The Star) Athletics: Korir eyes global slot after ruling New York City
* Winning this race has elevated me to another level and I can't wait to represent the country at the World Championships,” — Korir
* He said he has played his part and he can only hope that the federation will consider him for next year's event subject to good health and fitness

(Paris Beacon) Drugs in Sport: 2017 Worlds: French men’s 4x400m relay disqualified for doping

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5
2021 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

(Tri247) Triathlon: Spirig and Stanford voted onto World Triathlon Athletes Committee

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Court orders Agnes Tirop's husband to undergo mental test
* During preliminary investigations, police had indicated that Ms Tirop was a victim of a "heinous crime" and promised "speedy and comprehensive investigations
* Before her murder, Tirop was part of the victorious Team Kenya in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics
* In September 2021 she broke the record for women’s only road race in Germany, setting a new record of 30 minutes

(3Wire Sports) Olympics: Again with the pre-Games FUD? Everyone deserves better. Especially the Chinese

(Runner's World) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan Finishes the NYC Marathon, Her Sixth World Major Marathon in 2021
The 2017 champion covered the course in 2:33:32, a 5:52/mile pace

(The Star) Athletics: Korir banks on Eldoret road race for financial windfall in Abu Dhabi
* The Venice Marathon champion said she acquired a lot of valuable lessons from the race, which she plans to apply in the Abu Dhabi Marathon
* She finished second in June to winner, Mercy Kipchumba
* Korir will come up in UAE against Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Chumba

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Russian high jumper blames officials for doping suspension, tries to make amends

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Agnes Tirop: CCTV video shows husband at murder scene
* Keiyo North sub county DCIO Andolo Munga Tuesday told the Nation Sport, that the CCTV footage also revealed the athlete was killed on Tuesday (October 12, 2021) afternoon
* The CCTV footage is self-explanatory and positive after forensic analysis. It has all the evidence of the scene and the actual act. We believe we have an airtight case and we are good to go with the prosecution,” said the detective

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sprinters Gemili and Neita on collision course with UK Athletics over Reider
Coach Rana Reider facing sexual misconduct investigation - Athletes could lose funding if they do not ‘cease all association’

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 181 with Jenny Maxwell
“I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was a little girl I was selling lollipops at school. I had this relative who had these big lollipops, the 8-inch ones that were really colorful but not healthy to eat, but I would go to school—as long as they let me—selling lollipops until they said no. But I’ve always liked to be a groundbreaker and the thing about me is I don’t operate out of a mode of fear. I just don’t operate out of fear. I never have. And you have to have that to be an entrepreneur—you can’t have a lot of fear. Success is going to be hard to come by.”

(Runner's World) Athletics: Who Is Annie Frisbie, the American Runner Leading the NYC Marathon at Halfway?
With her strong debut, Frisbie is suddenly very much a part of the buzz around U.S. women’s marathoning

(ESW) Athletics: 3,700 Runners Ran through the Streets at the 2021 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
2021 race participants experienced a unique course designed to highlight Pittsburgh’s greatest traditions

Athletics: TCS New York City Marathon Surpasses 1.3 Million Total Finishers
The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3 saw 25,010 total finishers for the event’s 50th running

(4W) Women in Sports:Book Review:'Unsporting' by Linda Blade
"Unsporting: How Trans Activism and Science Denial are Destroying Sport" can serve as prime "peak" material to those still on the fence

(AW) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan completes historic six major marathons in six weeks
The 2008 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist and former New York Marathon champion becomes first person in history to run six major marathons over 42 days

    November 8, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Nominees announced for 2021 Female Rising Star Award

(BBC) Athletics: Oscar Pistorius parole process to start in South Africa

(Track & Field News) Athletics: NYC Marathon Women — 3 Months Rest Enough For Jepchirchir
NYC Marathon Men — A Near-PR For Korir

(Runner's World) Athletics: Results and Highlights From the 2021 New York City Marathon
The race’s momentous return brings with it thousands of stories of runners pushing their limits
Who Is Annie Frisbie, the American Runner Leading the NYC Marathon at Halfway?
With her strong debut, Frisbie is suddenly very much a part of the buzz around U.S. women’s marathoning

(The Star) Athletics: Do not neglect steeplechase for marathons, Lagat warns
* The 2008 Almere 15km champion believes athletics coaches are concentrating a lot on marathons at expense of track races
* Kenya lost her 53-year hold on the water-and-hurdles race at the Tokyo Olympics
* Lagat won the men's 3000m steeplechase at this weekend's national trials for the Open Africa Masters Athletics Championshi

(WSJ) Athletics: With a Win in New York City Marathon, Kenya’s Jepchirchir Completes an Unprecedented Double
Molly Seidel takes fourth with a new American course record as the iconic marathon’s return from its pandemic hiatus
(Sky Sports) New York Marathon: Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir wins race ahead of Viola Cheptoo and Ababel Yeshaneh
Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir wins the 50th running of the New York City Marathon, while Viola Cheptoo dedicates her second-place run to compatriot Agnes Tirop, who was found stabbed to death in her home last month; Kenyan Albert Korir wins the men's race

(ITU) Triathlon; Germany’s Jule Behrens takes Junior World crown with majestic finale in Quarteira

    November 7, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Breaking Olympic Curse, Peres Jepchirchir Wins TCS NYC Marathon
Never in the 50-year history of the TCS New York City Marathon has an Olympic Marathon champion won the famous five-borough race from Staten Island to Central Park

Athletics: Peres Jepchirchir, Albert Korir, Madison de Rozario and Marcel Hug Win 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Titles
U.S. Olympic medalist Molly Seidel breaks women’s open division course record in 50th running of the event

(OC Register) Athletics: LA Marathon: John Korir leaves no doubt in men’s victory; Natasha Cockram wins women’s race

(NY Times) Athletics: New York City Marathon Live Updates: Kenyans Dominate as the City Celebrates
Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s race and Albert Korir led the men, a year after the marathon was canceled because of the pandemic. Marking a jubilant return, some 30,000 competitors are making the 26.2-mile journey across the five boroughs.

(CNN) Athletics: Albert Korir and Peres Jepchirchir win 2021 New York City Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Hussein’s marathon win that almost changed course of US history
* Muhrcke, a retired fire fighter, now 81, won the first New York City Marathon in 1970 after coming off a night shift, while Flanagan ended a 40-year American wait after winning the race in 2017
* McColgan won the 1991 race on her debut, with Fearnley boasting five New York City Marathon titles in the wheelchair division with back-to-back victories in 2006-09 and again in 2014

Athletics: Victor Kiplangat takes debut win in Istanbul, Sheila Jerotich comes from behind in stunning sister act
With just 500 metres to go Kenyan Sheila Jerotich came from behind to then triumph on Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square in 2:24:15. To make it even more stunning: The runner the 32 year-old overtook shortly before the finish was her sister, Jackline Chepngeno

(WatchAhletics) Athletics: Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyoum sets new 5km World Record

(Newsweek) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan Returns to NYC Marathon 4 Years After Historic Win With New Goal in Sight

(AA) Athletics: Uganda's Kiplangat, Kenya's Jerotich win titles in Istanbul Marathon
54 elite athletes run in 43rd intercontinental marathon, with winners claiming $35,000 prize

(NY Post) Athletics: Meet the founder of the NYC Marathon: Holocaust survivor Fred Lebow

(USATF) Athletics: Hunter, Kelati Win in Thrilling Fashion at the USATF 5 km Championships
(Runner's World) Weini Kelati and Drew Hunter Win 2021 USATF 5K Championship
The Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K kicks off New York City Marathon weeken

(NY Post) Athletics: New York Road Runners CEO steps down amid ‘racist work culture’ allegations

(NY Times) Athletics: How Slowing Down Helped Marathoner Molly Seidel Speed Up
The American runner says she owes her Olympic bronze medal to her coach, Jon Green, who turned her training approach upside down. New York’s 26.2 miles could be her toughest challenge yet.

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN Florida results 2021: Brilliant Iden puts down a marker

(NY Times) Athletics: The Fastest Man Ever to Run the New York City Marathon Has Arrived
In 2019, Kenenisa Bekele came within two seconds of breaking Eliud Kipchoge’s world record. At 39, the Ethiopian champion has come to New York to prove he can still win anywhere
(WatchAthletics) Nageeye takes on Bekele at the New York City Marathon

Los Angeles Marathon - Los Angeles, CA

N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon - Turkey

The Great Big Cookie Run 5K - Ottawa, ON

TCS New York City Marathon - New York, NY

    November 6, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(NY Times) Athletics: After a Rough Year, New York Road Runners Searches for a Leader and Mission
After the coronavirus pandemic halted the club’s marquee events, the organizers of the New York City Marathon began trying to reclaim their roots and reconnect with the local community.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiplagat, Borura win Machakos Cross Country races
* Kiplagat, who is also the Africa under-18 3,000 metres champion, won the men’s race after crossing the finish line in 29 minutes. 40:07 seconds, Vincent Kipkurui was second in 29:42.2 and Frederick Domongole was third after clocking 30:08.0
* The soft-spoken Kiplagat, who trains in Torongo, Baringo County, said the win is a motivation for him to work even harder in the season

(AW) Athletics: Muir and Butchart land Scottish Short Course titles
Olympians tame the tough conditions and storm to cross country success in Lanark

(ITU) Triathlon: Spain's Igor Bellido finds golden touch to win 2021 Junior World title in Quarteira

Athletics: Record-Breaking Day At The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
The 14th annual CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K were held this morning in downtown Indianapolis in spectacular record-breaking style

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 346: Sabrina Little – 5-Time Ultrarunning US National Champion on Philosophy, Running, and Motherhood
Sabrina Little is an ultrarunner. She is a 5-time US Champion, a 5-time US national team member, a world silver medalist, a team gold medalist from 2013, and she previously held both the 24-hour and the 200k American Records

(RRW) Athletics: Kelati, Hunter Nab USATF 5-K Titles At Abbott Dash
On a clear and cold morning here, Weini Kelati and Drew Hunter were crowned USATF 5-K Champions at the ninth Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5-K, the appetizer for tomorrow's 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Jepchirchir and Bekele go for more glory in New York

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Race weekend launches in New York with 5km races
* Sunday’s New York City Marathon will be special as it celebrates the 50th running of the annual race in the "Big Apple."

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Peres Jepchirchir out to end season on high
* Ethiopia’s 2019 Chicago Marathon runner-up Ababel Yeshaneh and Kenya’s Viola Lagat, who is making her debut over the distance, will also be fighting for the top honours
* Also in the field is the 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medalist Sally Kipyego

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Sleepless Bekele ready for New York Marathon debut
* The 39-year-old Bekele starts as one of the favourites for the 26.2-mile run through the Big Apple, hoping to claim the third major marathon victory of his career after wins in Berlin in 2016 and 2019

(The Star) Athletics:Kimeli, Krop target Commonwealth and World Championships
* "My focus will be to compete at the Athletics Kenya weekend meetings to give myself a chance to represent my country at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships."
* Meanwhile, Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson will seek a strong start to her year when she races at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting, on 19 February

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 2021 New York City Marathon Stats Preview

(Searchlight) athletics:NACAC expresses disappointment with ANOC’s decision

Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K - New York City, NY

OFSAA Cross Country Running Championship - Lakefield, ON

    November 5, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Runner's World) Athletics: Sally Kipyego Hopes to Redeem Herself on the Streets of New York City
Her Olympic experience wasn’t what she hoped, but she’s bounced back from disappointment before

(Sakgt Lake Tribune) Athletics: Utah’s Jared Ward enters New York City Marathon with blinders off, sights set on getting back to the Olympics
Olympian will join fellow BYU alum Makenna Myler, whose pregnant running video went viral, in elite division of 50th anniversary race

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics: Nation looking to host 2025 World Relays
Looking to put in a cost-effective bid

(ITU) Triathlon: Jelle Geens back to his best with rampant run to WTCS gold in Abu Dhabi
Duffy digs deep in Abu Dhabi heat to cap incredible 2021

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Johnnie & Me: LA Legacies
* Funny thing, this running game
* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, America’s two largest cities will be staging their annual marathons on the same day this Sunday, November 7th

(AI) Athletics: Canada biggest high school cross country weekend is upon us, live stream OFSAA and BCSS championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletes gear up for final race of WMM series
* Kenya’s world half marathon record holder Kibiwott Kandie reckons he will not be cowed down by big names like Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia who will also compete in Sunday’s race

(WA) Athletics: Hodgkinson to kick-start 2022 in Birmingham
Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson will seek a strong start to her year when she races at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting, on Saturday 19 February

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Flora Duffy launches world-title defence in style with storming Abu Dhabi victory

(WSJ) Athletics:The Raw or the Cooked? Molly Seidel Just Might Eat Sushi Instead of Pasta Before the NYC Marathon
The Olympic bronze medalist has an unconventional meal plan for her races and doesn’t break in her shoes or stress about the weather

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s How to Watch the 2021 NYC Marathon
Tune in to see this year’s competitive pro field take a bite out of the Big Apple

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: 2021 City of Los Angeles Marathon Preview
To say it has been a challenging year for the sport would be to underestimate the impact Covid-19 has had on the running worlds

Athletics:Course record holder Daniel Kibet aims to retain title in Istanbul on Sunday
The Kenyan, who was inspired by former world record holder Paul Tergat, produced a surprise two years ago when he took the race as a pacemaker, improving the course record to 2:09:44

(NY Times) Athletics: 26.2 at 50
The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners

(Ti247) Triathlon: Running on empty: Jess Learmonth can’t wait to enjoy 2021 success

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Biya Simbassa – Give Myself a Chance
Carrie chats with USATF Champion Biya Simbassa! They talk about moving to the United States as a teenager, what it’s like to train with Team Run Flagstaff, his continual progression in the sport of running, his long-term goals, and so much more!

    November 4, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Olympic Champion Jepchirchir Will Try To Make History At TCS NYC Marathon
The petite Kenyan, 28, will try to become the first Olympic Marathon champion to win the five-borough race, an accomplishment which has eluded some of the greatest marathoners in history including Frank Shorter, Stefano Baldini, Stephen Kiprotich, Joan Benoit Samuelson

(All That's Interesting) Athletics: Inside The 1904 Olympic Marathon So Disastrous That The Sport Was Nearly Banned
Less than half of the racers in the 1904 Olympic marathon finished the notoriously perilous race — and only after the winner was dragged across the finish line

(ITU) Triathlon: Stunning line-up of the world’s leading triathletes set for Abu Dhabi

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bekele, in New York for marathon, appeals for ceasefire in Ethiopia
* Jepchirchir and Kandie to line up in women’s marathon on Sunday
* Multiple Olympic champ speaks as Great Ethiopian Run organisers announce postponement

(CBC) Athletics: Runners highlight flaws in Athletics Canada's 'harsh' funding program
'Process needs to be objective, transparent to not foster distrust,' marathoner says

(CBC) Athletics: Rana Reider, coach of Andre De Grasse, being investigated over sexual misconduct allegations: reports
Reider trained Canadian track superstar through Olympic gold, world championship medals

(NY Times) Athletics: The Marathon Returns to a City Eager to Celebrate It
Runners, organizers and spectators are preparing for New York’s first marathon since the onset of the pandemic, another milestone in the city’s long journey of recovery.

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NAIA Cross Country Championships Sites Announced Through 2030 Season

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyego expects good tidings in second attempt
* Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga, who won the Tokyo Marathon and finished third at the New York City Marathon in 2019 will also be competing and Ababel Yeshaneh the 2019 Chicago Marathon runner-up are some of the competitors to look out at.
* In 2019, Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei bagged victory in her debut after crossing the line in 2:22:38 ahead of her compatriot Mary Keitany who timed 2:23:32 while Ethiopia’s Aga was third in 2:25:51

(RRW) Athletics: 20 Years Ago Today, Kastor Launched Her Storied Marathon Career In New York
Twenty years ago today, as acrid smoke still rose from the site of the World Trade Center from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the nation remained on edge, Deena Kastor stood on the starting line of the New York City Marathon for her first try at the 42.195-kilometer distance. Wearing a black cap and bib "F9" on her Asics uniform, she was dealing with the usual pre-race nerves, but she also felt the weight of a city and a nation still in mourning

(RRW) Athletics: Six Years Later, A Changed Laura Thweatt Returns to NYC Marathon With High Hopes
Laura Thweatt's marathon debut in New York in 2015 was an unqualified success.

(Reuters) Athletics: New York City Marathon returns for golden anniversary run

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Top British sprinters told to cease contact with coach after multiple sexual misconduct allegations
Adam Gemili and Daryll Neita have been told to immediately leave the group of renowned coach Rana Reider or face having funding suspended

(Fortune) Women in Sport: It could have been me: The NCAA must do more to protect student-athletes from sexual abuse

(Track & Field News) Athletics: T&FN Interview — Katie Nageotte
After the Olympic qualifying round Katie Nageotte told herself, “I can do this. I can win this.” She was right

    November 3, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Irish Times) Athletics: Competitors in Boston Marathon must show proof of Covid vaccine
Race returns to its usual April date and field increased to 30,000

(ESPN) Athletics: At the NYC Marathon, Shalane Flanagan eyes an unprecedented sixth marathon in six weeks

(Outside Online) Athletics: Should Men and Women Race the Same Distance?
Several British stars, including Paula Radcliffe, recently spoke out against an initiative to equalize cross-country distances for male and female athletes. The debate is more complicated than it seem

(NY Times*) Athletics: Making His Marathon Debut, With a Lot of Help From New Friends
Ben True needed runners to train with him in New Hampshire, so he recruited some young talent

(Yahoo Finance) Athletics: What Is Usain Bolt’s Net Worth?
When Usain Bolt was wrapping up his legendary career in 2017, Forbes reported that he was earning more than $32 million a year from his sponsorship deals alone

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Yangzhou postponed until November 2022

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir sets sights on winning World Marathon Majors
* Kosgei, who is the Olympic silver medallist, won the 2019 Chicago and 2020 London 2020 Marathon while Jepkosgei triumphed in New York City in 2019 and London in 2021.
* In the men's category, a new overall champion will be crowned with Olympic champion and world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge not taking part

(The Guardian) Athletics: Leading athletics coach Rana Reider to be investigated over sexual misconduct claims
The US Center for SafeSport is to conduct investigation - British athletes told to ‘cease all association’ with coach

(The Voice) Athletics: Queen of the track
The champ bows out, talks life after sports

(Daily Monitor*) Athletics: Cheptegei's third chance
Charisma. Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei made the 10-man shortlist for Male Athlete of the Year Award, a third consecutive nomination

(USTFCCCA) Athletics:2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

    November 2, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WSJ) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan Aims to Finish Her Sixth Marathon in Six Weeks—On Two Rebuilt Knees
The former NYC Marathon winner returns to the Big Apple this weekend to finish a moonshot goal she set after reconstructive surgery on both knees

(NYTimes) Athletics: When a Cyclist Led the New York City Marathon
Reporting a freewheeling march through five boroughs could be a challenge. In 1986, I grabbed my bike and helped change the way television broadcasts 26.2 miles

(Yahoo) Athletics: Olympic medalist said opponents were shocked she finished the marathon because she was having 'too much fun in the hotel'

(Insider) Athletics: Training for the New York City Marathon has helped Molly Seidel regain 'a sense of normalcy' after her breakout Olympic performance
* American Molly Seidel earned a bronze medal in her third-ever marathon at the Tokyo Olympics
* The 27-year-old's life changed forever as a breakout star from the games.
* Training for New York City Marathon has helped "get that sense of normalcy back," she told Insider

(Women's Running) Athletics: The New York City Marathon Will Have a Stacked Field of U.S. Women
The New York City Marathon is hosting one of its strongest American fields yet in its post-pandemic return

(The Star) Athletics: Maiyo admits need to suffer in training to succeed in road races
* The 2019 Taipei City Marathon champion plans to train in hilly areas in order to cope with tougher courses
* Maiyo recovered from her disqualification from Eldoret City Marathon to finish second at the Stanchart Marathon
* Alfonce Kigen, who finished second in the men's marathon, was relieved to compete in his first race this year

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s What to Expect on the New York City Marathon Course
When you cross the starting line on Staten Island, make sure you have a plan for all five boroughs

    November 1, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 6
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 6

(ATC) Athletics: Atlanta Track Club Announces Long-Term Partnership with adidas

(NY Times) Athletics: He Ran the First N.Y.C. Marathon. Next Week, He’ll Run the 50th.
Larry Trachtenberg is the only runner who ran the first New York City Marathon who is also racing this year’s event, the marathon’s 50th running

(Insider) Women in Sport: International handball is changing its dress code after a women's team was fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms
* The International Handball Federation has changed its rules for women's uniforms
* It previously only let them wear bikini bottoms and sports bras. It now allows shorts and tank tops
* The Norwegian women's beach handball was fined in July for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms

(VOCM) Athletics: Runners Embrace Chilly Tely 10 Conditions

(Runner's World) Athletics: Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 New York City Marathon
The World Marathon Major returns in 2021 after the pandemic canceled the 2020 race

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Turns out, how far, fast and often has little to do with how likely a runner is to get hurt, suggests study

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge coy about Paris 2024 Olympics
* Kipchoge, who is a Paris 2024 ambassador, lauded the ingenuity of these efforts
* "Paris 2024 will be unique. The idea to introduce a mass marathon participation of over 20,000 people and the hosting of the opening and closing ceremony of the games on the streets, will give the public an experience of a lifetime," Kipchoge said

(The Star) Athletics: KDF's Arita beats favourite Onchari in Nyamira North 10kms race
* Arita won in 28:55.05 while Onchari winner of the first two events of the series came second in 29:19.54.
* Experienced marathoner Winfridah Moseti won the women’s title during the third edition of the five-part Nyamira Great Run series

(WA) Athletics: Kwizera and Muli dominate in Soria

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprop turns focus on major races after StanChart success
* Kiprop timed 2:11:07 to cut the tape in a hotly-contested race in which he also improved on the 2:14:19 he set in 2018
* In the women's marathon, for Amsterdam Marathon winner Valentine Kipketer finished first
* Perin Nengambi, winner of the women's half marathon, was delighted to have overcome her injury woes to cut the tape

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