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    November 30, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: RusAF teed up for likely return to World Athletics in "final" recommendation next March

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Kenya doping: 'Long journey' to rebuild trust with World Athletics
Kenya evaded a ban from competition but has a "long journey" ahead to rebuild trust following a string of doping violations, World Athletics president Lord Coe has said

(Lyndsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 433: Sharon Lokedi – 2022 NYC Marathon Champion
Sharon Lokedi recently won the NYC Marathon. This was her debut marathon and she ran 2:23:23. Sharon is a part of the Dark Sky Distance training group in Flagstaff, Arizona coached by Stephen Haas. She also trains in Kenya. She went to the University of Kansas where she was an NCAA Champion and a 10-time All American. She runs professionally for Under Armor (AW) Drugs in Sport: No ban for Kenya, says Coe
World Athletics president confirms east African nation will not receive a global suspension from the sport despite an alarming spate of drugs positives

(RRW) Athletics 2022 Turkey Trots Show Strong Participation Growth
In a promising sign for the running industry, participation in Thanksgiving Day races (commonly known as turkey trots) grew robustly in 2022 from a year ago and --surprisingly-- also from pre-pandemic levels, at least for smaller events

(The Critic) Women in Sport: The flawed science of trans inclusion in women’s sport

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for April 23rd, 2023
European Champion Richard Ringer runs next marathon in Hamburg

(WA) Athletics: Teams ready to clash at Cross Champs in Austin
The World Athletics Cross Country Tour heads to Austin, USA, on Thursday (1), when a number of leading athletes will race for individual glory and team triumph at Sound Running's Fitness Bank Cross Champs

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Americans Hassan Mead and Lindsey Scherf banned for doping

(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track & Field Athlete Hassan Mead Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

    November 29, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: EXCLUSIVE: Russian athletics chiefs are hopeful their SEVEN-YEAR suspension due to state-sponsored doping will be LIFTED this week... but athletes from the scandal-hit nation will remain banned because of the war in Ukraine
* The suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation was first imposed in 2015
* It has been repeatedly reinstated by global governing body World Athletics
* The situation is due to be discussed during a crunch meeting in Rome
* Officials from the federation are increasingly confident their ban will be lifted 

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkirui under no pressure ahead of marathon debut at Valencia
* The Kenyan trio is bound to face tough competition from Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, who is the world-record holder in 5000m, 10,000m and the half marathon.
* Kenya’s Jonathan Korir lines up as the fourth fastest with a lifetime best of 2:04:32 and will have the company of Geoffrey Kirui, Ronald Korir, Simon Kipkosgei and debutants Alexander Mutiso, Philemon Kiplimo and Kelvin Kiptum

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Awards

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng'etich, Okutoyi, Moraa among SOYA award nominees
* The winner will be declared during the 19th edition Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) Gala on January 20 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC)
* Chepng'etich will be eying to defend the award she won when the event was held last in Kakamega against Okutoyi in the category that is dominated by athletics
* The SOYA panel of judges will whittle down the list of 17 nominees to the final five nominees in the first week of January

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan NOC part of efforts to stave off athletics ban as Government pledges more anti-doping funds
The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) has cranked up its efforts to rid drugs from sport as the country battles to stave off a potential ban from international athletics due to doping problems

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen and Grøvdal to defend titles at SPAR European Cross Country Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprop confident of bagging ticket to World Cross
* Kiprop said he believes he has done sufficient training and is ready to face his counterparts next month.
* The national trials will feature 2km senior men and women, 6km U20 women, 8km U20 men, and 10km senior men and women

(Mirror) Athletics: Olympic champion Michael Johnson had to learn how to walk again after heart attack
Michael Johnson smashed Olympic records on the track but has admitted he faced a huge test just to be able to walk again after suffering a stroke

(Fait Play for Women) Women in Sport: Testosterone suppression in “elite athletes” – what do we know?

(Nordic Sports Science forum) Women in Sport: When Ideology Trumps Science: A response to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s Review on Transwomen Athletes in the Female Category

(MdeicalXpress) Athletics: Caffeine gets you to the finish line faster, reveals new study on sprint performance
A new study by researchers from Japan presents the first evidence demonstrating the ergogenic effects of caffeine on the 100-meter sprint running performance

    November 29, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: EXCLUSIVE: Russian athletics chiefs are hopeful their SEVEN-YEAR suspension due to state-sponsored doping will be LIFTED this week... but athletes from the scandal-hit nation will remain banned because of the war in Ukraine
* The suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation was first imposed in 2015
* It has been repeatedly reinstated by global governing body World Athletics
* The situation is due to be discussed during a crunch meeting in Rome
* Officials from the federation are increasingly confident their ban will be lifted 

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkirui under no pressure ahead of marathon debut at Valencia
* The Kenyan trio is bound to face tough competition from Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, who is the world-record holder in 5000m, 10,000m and the half marathon.
* Kenya’s Jonathan Korir lines up as the fourth fastest with a lifetime best of 2:04:32 and will have the company of Geoffrey Kirui, Ronald Korir, Simon Kipkosgei and debutants Alexander Mutiso, Philemon Kiplimo and Kelvin Kiptum

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Awards

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng'etich, Okutoyi, Moraa among SOYA award nominees
* The winner will be declared during the 19th edition Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) Gala on January 20 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC)
* Chepng'etich will be eying to defend the award she won when the event was held last in Kakamega against Okutoyi in the category that is dominated by athletics
* The SOYA panel of judges will whittle down the list of 17 nominees to the final five nominees in the first week of January

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan NOC part of efforts to stave off athletics ban as Government pledges more anti-doping funds
The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) has cranked up its efforts to rid drugs from sport as the country battles to stave off a potential ban from international athletics due to doping problems

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen and Grøvdal to defend titles at SPAR European Cross Country Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprop confident of bagging ticket to World Cross
* Kiprop said he believes he has done sufficient training and is ready to face his counterparts next month.
* The national trials will feature 2km senior men and women, 6km U20 women, 8km U20 men, and 10km senior men and women

(Mirror) Athletics: Olympic champion Michael Johnson had to learn how to walk again after heart attack
Michael Johnson smashed Olympic records on the track but has admitted he faced a huge test just to be able to walk again after suffering a stroke

(Fait Play for Women) Women in Sport: Testosterone suppression in “elite athletes” – what do we know?

(Nordic Sports Science forum) Women in Sport: When Ideology Trumps Science: A response to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s Review on Transwomen Athletes in the Female Category

(MdeicalXpress) Athletics: Caffeine gets you to the finish line faster, reveals new study on sprint performance
A new study by researchers from Japan presents the first evidence demonstrating the ergogenic effects of caffeine on the 100-meter sprint running performance






    November 28, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Gulf Today) Triathlon:World Triathlon Championship will return to Abu Dhabi in March 2023

(WA) Athlwrics: Warner Bros. Discovery secures rights to broadcast 2023 World Athletics Championships

(WA) Athletics: Bibic and Lahti dominate in Tilburg on the road to the European Cross

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘A completely different sport’ – Elliot Smales on the progress of long distance racing

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Kiplagat 27:07.59 MR to Win Deepest-Ever 10000 m in Hachioji






    November 27, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Jerusalem Post) Triathlon: Lange, Astle win IRONMAN titles in Tiberias; Alterman fastest Israeli
The special event marks the first time that the competition included the full distance of the international IRONMAN brand in the Middle East

(WA) Athletics: Mawia and Kwizera confirm supremacy in Alcobendas

(AC) Athletics: ACXC22: Black And Staehli Golden at Mooney's Bay

(The Star) Athletics: Mumbua, Kosgei take honours at Tespok Autism 21k race
* Mumbua timed 1:10:27 to cross the finish line ahead of Lilian Chebii and Beatrice Cherubet who placed second and third in 1:10:56 and 1:10:57 respectively.
• In the 10km category, Shadrack Kipchirchir led the men’s field in 30:43 as Bernard Kibet and Simon Mutula settled for second and third places in 31:00 and 31:11 respectively

(Triathlon Magazine Canada) Triathlon: Astle bounces back from disappointing Kona with big win in Israel
Former Kona age group champ takes third Ironman title

(VN Express) Athletics: 10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run
Blessed by good weather conditions, around 10,000 runners participating in the VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight ran past iconic landmarks in the capital city as they completed the race Sunday morning

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ng'etich, Reline win Nakuru City Half Marathon
* Leading the pack was Vincent Ng'etich Kipkemoi, a recent winner of the Tokyo Legacy 21km race, who clocked 59:00.1 to earn the top prize money of Sh500,000
* Ng'etich whose personal best is 59.0 dedicated the victory to his coach Peter Bii and his teammates for giving him a run for his money
* Catherine Reline, 23, from the Kapsait club in Elgeyo-Marakwet County retained the 21km women's title for the second consecutive year in a time of 1:06.48.1

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Connor Black and Julie-Anne Staehli win Canadian XC Championships
Two new first-time champions were crowned at the Canadian XC Championships in Ottawa






    November 26, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Astronomical rise to European medal is just the beginning for Brinkman

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Coe lauds Kenya's efforts in fight against doping
* In a communication to the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Ababu Namwamba Saturday, Coe praised the Kenyan government's action plan in the fight against doping
* Coe’s statement boosts Kenya's hope of avoiding a possible ban ahead of the World Athletics, Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) meeting on Tuesday this week in Monte Carlo, Monaco
* Over 30 Kenyan athletes have been reprimanded by Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) and Anti-doping Agency of Kenya for various anti-doping rules violations for the last one year

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Championship Series: Alex Yee miss out as Leo Bergere wins world title
Britain's Olympic relay champion Alex Yee narrowly missed out on the world triathlon title by finishing fourth in the series finale in Abu Dhabi

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chebet, Simiu win in Ol Kalou as Police reign
* Commonwealth Games 5,000metres champion, Beatrice Chebet, who is also the World 5,000m silver medallist, easily won the women’s race as compatriot Daniel Simiu ruled the roost in the men's race
* Fresh from her victory at Cross Internacional de Atapuerca in Spain on November 13, Chebet clocked 34 minutes and 23.3 seconds to triumph, edging out Cynthia Chepng'eno from KDF to second place in 34:24.7
* Once again, it’s Simiu, who reigned, clocking 29:29.1 to win, beating Kandie to second place in 29:35.2

(NY Times) Athletics: The Secret to a National Cross-Country Title? Fun.
Cross-country can be a brutally hard sport, especially for runners who were phenoms in high school. For North Carolina State, the secret is simple

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport:Government in talks with World Athletics to avert doping ban – Ababu
Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba says the government is in talks with World Athletics and the Athletics Integrity Unit to avert a possible blanket ban on the country over the sky-rocketing doping cases

(Canadian Cycling Magazine) Athletics: Beijing marathoner banned for life after taking bike share during race
Just when you've seen it all

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Patrick Lange rips through 2:30 marathon to win Ironman Israel
German appears to have set Ironman run course record to win the Ironman Middle East Championship

(Deadline) Athletics: Jim Thorpe Film On Fast Track; Tracey Deer Directs Script By ‘Emancipation’s William N. Collage & Help From Collective Of Native American Tribes

Canadian Cross Country Championships - Ottawa, ON






    November 25, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Has the FIFA World Cup already ended hopes of Doha hosting the 2036 Olympic Games?

(Essentially Sports) Drugs in Sport: “It Was an Eye Opening Experience”: Lance Armstrong Recalls His First Ever Trip Down the PED Lane

(WA) Athletics: Kwizera and Mawia the favourites in Alcobendas

(EA) Athletics: Who, where and how to watch? European Cross selection races in focus this weekend

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK to hold separate trials for World Cross Country event ,
* AK stated that Australia has set December 11, as the deadline to apply for the visas, which takes at least two months to process
* The national trials for the World Cross Country Championships will be held on December 10 at Kenya Prisons Training College in Ruiru, Nairobi
* AK chief administrative officer, Susan Kamau clarified that the date for the National Cross Country Championships will remain as January 21 at the Kenya Prisons Training College, Ruiru

(Toronto Star) Drugs in Sport: Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping ‘crisis’

(Jamaica Gleaner) Drugs in Sport: Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping ‘crisis’
Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in the country

(Tri247) Triathlon: WTCS Finals Abu Dhabi: Duffy outruns GTB for record fourth title

(Lindsye Hein) Athletics: Episode 431: Jessica Watychowicz – Twin Cities Marathon Champion – Competitive Running and Starting her own Company
Jessica Watychowicz recently won the Twin Cities Marathon in a time of 2:33. She is having a really great season of running this year! She partners with Tracksmith. Jessica ran for the Parkside Rangers in college. She is a two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon for 2020 and 2024. She also ran in the 10k in the Olympic Trials in 2021 and she shares about that experience in this episode!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: All set for Nakuru City Half Marathon
* Keino said among the big names expected to grace the race include defending champions Daniel Simiyu and Catherine Relin who won the inaugural race last year
* The race will start outside Stanbic Bank along Kenyatta Avenue and end at Rift Valley Sports Club
* The Sh10 million Stanbic Bank-sponsored event is a joint partnership between Nakuru County and Nation Media Group which is the official media sponsor

(NBC) Athletics: Asafa Powell retires from track and field






    November 24, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Eamonn Coghlan’s 70th – A Look Back At The Career Of The ‘Chairman Of The Boards’ On The Irish Superstar’s Milestone Birthday

(RRW) Athletics Kelati, Mantz Take Manchester Road Race Titles
In chilly and sunny conditions, Weini Kelati (Under Armour) and Conner Mantz (Nike) won today's 86th edition of the Manchester Road Race, New England's largest "turkey trot."

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: GMO athletes? Kenya stares at athletics ban over doping concern
* Kenya has currently been designated under ‘Category A’ by Wada, which is denotes a country with the highest prevalence of doping
* There has been an increase in violation of anti-doping rules by Kenyan athletes, with more than 30 athletes suspended from competing in the past one year

(WA) Athletics: Innovation and mass participation in the spotlight at World Athletics Global Running Conference

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Kenya doping: World Athletics urged not to ban country despite doping cases
World Athletics has been urged not to ban Kenya from the sport for violations of doping rules by a government minister from the East African country

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Neely Spence Gracey and Cindy Kuzma – Breakthrough
Carrie chats with Neely Spence Gracey and Cindy Kuzma! The co-authors of “Breakthrough Women’s Running: Dream Big and Train Smart” discuss their book, their journeys into running, Neely’s adventures in coaching, Cindy’s adventures in writing and podcasting, and so much more!

(Hartford Courant) Athletics: Last year’s women’s record holder Weini Kelati back to defend her Manchester Road Race title

(AW) Athletics: Jess Warner-Judd and Marc Scott lead Liverpool line-ups
British trials at Sefton Park on Saturday for the European Cross Country Champs in Turin feature strong entries

Manchester Road Race - Hartford, CT






    November 23, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Standard) Athletics: Two-time world marathon champion Abel Kirui targets 2023 worlds in Fukuoka

(NBC) Athletics: David Rudisha mulls transition to coaching

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: Ciara Mageean crowned athlete of the year
Mageean took top honours after her superb season

(EA) Athletics: Mageean, McElhinney, Healy and Griggs to lead the Irish medal hunt in La Mandria Park

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 429: Aliphine Tuliamuk – 7th at the NYC Marathon, Motherhood, and the Olympics
Aliphine Tuliamuk won the Olympics Trials in 2020 in the marathon. She recently ran the NYC Marathon and placed as the top American in 7th place overall. She also ran a PR in 2:26:18. Since we last talked on the podcast, Aliphine had a baby, so in this episode we talk a lot about how life has changed and postpartum running. We also talk a lot about the Olympics and her buildup to the NYC Marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NAIA Cross Country All-America

(Tri247) Triathlon: Jodie Stimpson shares the trials and tribulations of her 2022 season






    November 22, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: 2022 - the year when international road racing got back to normal

Athletics: World Champions Lyles and Wightman return to Boston for New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 4
Massachusetts-native and double Olympic medalist Gabby Thomas set to highlight the 28th-annual event at its new home at The TRACK at New Balance

(RRW) Athletics Centrowitz, MacLean Lead World Class Field for Kalakaua Merrie Mile
Matthew Centrowitz, the 2016 Olympic 1500m gold medalist, and Heather MacLean, the 2022 USA Track & Field 1500m indoor champion, lead a world class field for the sixth edition of the Kalakaua Merrie Mile on Saturday, December 10, the warm-up event for the 50th anniversary of the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, December 11. 

(CBC) Athletics: Player's Own Voice podcast: Canada's Aaron Brown has sharp ideas about business of track
World champion relay sprinter dissects economic model of high-performance sport






    November 21, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: World record-holders Duplantis and Ingebrigtsen to return to Lievin

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-America

(Gulf Today) Athletics: Track legend Johnson stresses importance of participating in Abu Dhabi Marathon

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Doping scandals putting Kenyan athletics on 'road to nowhere' - Julius Yego
Former world javelin champion Julius Yego says Kenyan athletes are on a road to "nowhere" if the current spate of doping cases continues in the famed running nation

(Diamond League) Athletics: Stars of 2022: Yaroslava Mahuchikh






    November 20, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Tri247) Triathlon: Watkinson and Quin victorious at Laguna Phuket Triathlon

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on finalists: Yulimar Rojas and Noah Lyles

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gashaw, Ketema win Great Ethiopian Run
* In the women's category, Ketema from Oromia Forest and Wildlife Enterprise clocked 32:54.50, narrowly beating Mestawet Fikiru from Addis Ababa Police who timed 32:55.20, while Foten Tesfaye from Commercial Bank of Ethiopia was third in 33:01.50.
* Winners in both categories went home with Sh 228,876, while second place finishers pocketed Sh114,438 and third placers got Sh 57,219

(WAshington Examiber) Women in Sport:Courts deliver the first blow against Biden's egregious embrace of gender ideology

(Olympic CHannel) Athletics: Emmanuel Korir on nearly quitting track, losing crucial support and his comeback at the worlds
The Kenyan Olympic and world 800m champion spoke to Olympics.com on his 2022 struggles, and how his gold from Oregon has powered him up for the 2023 World Championships in Budapest as well as his second Games at Paris 2024

(RRW) Athletics NC State & NAU Win Back-to-Back NCAA Cross Country Titles
The women of North Carolina State and the men of Northern Arizona University successfully defended their team titles at today's NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Okla., the nation's most competitive team running event

Great Ethiopian Run International 10K - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia






    November 19, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: All set for Great Ethiopian Run
* Race founder, Ethiopian athletics great Haile Gebrselassie, said many athletes have advanced their careers after taking part in the event.
* Olympic marathon champion Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir and two-time Boston Marathon Moses Tanui were invited as the chief chief guests for Sunday’s race

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on finalists: Sydney McLaughlin and Eliud Kipchoge

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on finalists: Kimberly Garcia and Jakob Ingebrigtsen

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Banka re-elected for second three-year term as WADA president

(Boston Globe) Athletics: PC grad Emily Sisson recounts setting US marathon record
On Rhode Island Report podcast, Sisson said her watch shut down but when fans urged her on, she dashed to the finish, smashing the record in Chicago with a time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, 29 seconds

(BBC) Athletics: Ciara Mageean: 'My shin scars remind me of the great summer that I had'
"I was getting showered after a very wet training session this morning and washing all the muck off my legs

(Scottish Daily Express) Athletics: Eilish McColgan wins Sports Action Woman of the Year award for Commonwealth Games heroics
The superstar Scots athlete won gold in the 10,000m in Birmingham – beating her mother's Games record from 1900 in the process – and then battled to the silver in the 5,000m

(Beleive in the Run) Athletics: Andrea Pomaranski, Elite Marathoner
On this week's episode of the drop we talk with elite marathoner Andrea Pomaranski, who recently finished in the top-25 at the Berlin Marathon at 40 years of age, posting a personal best time in the distance.

Sugar Run 5K - Germantown, TN






    November 18, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Garrett Scantling, world’s top decathlete, banned three years

(FanHub) Athletics: Ben Blankenship Founds Endless Mileage Project


(Libdsey Hein) Athletics" Episode 428: Ben Blankenship – 1500m Olympian Moving to the Marathon with Coach Ryan Hall
Ben Blankenship is a 2016 Olympian in the 1500m where he placed 8th in the finals. He is US 10k Champion from 2018 and a National Club Cross Champion. He is training for his first marathon under the coaching of Ryan Hall

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Coe guarantees Tokyo it will host all medal events at 2025 World Athletics Championships
Tokyo will stage all the medal events, including the marathon and race walks, when the Japanese capital hosts the World Athletics Championships in 2025, Sebastian Coe has promised

(BBC) Athletics: 'Major' aims as Cape Town Marathon races to be sport's greenest event
Cape Town is a city battling to limit the impact of climate change and now organisers of its marathon are hoping to create the greenest sporting event in the world

(The Star) Athletics: Kakamega Forest Marathon to return with a bang, says Kosgei
* "We are coming back with a bang and this time. We are still keeping our mission, of conserving the environment. especially at the Kakamega Forest, one of the indigenous forests in the country. We have to fight climate change in the region,” said Kosgei.
* The race chief executive officer, George Murila is hopeful of a huge turn-up

(WA) Athletics: Kiplimo, Waithaka and Chemutai ready to star in Seville

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Ian Thorpe comes under attack by anti trans-in-sport campaigner Katherine Deves as Australia's most successful Olympian questions international trans swimming ban
*Katherine Deves takes on Ian Thorpe over international ban on trans swimmers
*Deves rejects Thorpe's argument that trans athletes have no inherent advantage
*She argues biological sex cannot be changed and most Aussies 'agree with her'
*Multiple Olympic gold medalist Thorpe says many panic over trans competitors






    November 17, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Libs of Tik Tok) Women in Sport: Biological male who was 72nd on boys’ track team takes first place on girls’ team
Washington’s Seattle Academy High School girls’ cross-country team qualified for the state championship thanks to trans student, Aspen Hoffman

Athletics: Motiv Group names John Smith SVP of Strategy and Partnerships
Industry Leader to Drive Event Growth and Partnership Strategy for Portfolio of Iconic Events

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Revisiting the NCAA cross-country running brings it all back home
Featuring 31 of the best colleges teams in America, it’s still one of the hardest races to win

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on finalists: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Soufiane El Bakkali

(BBC) Athletics: Nigerian athletes convicted for fraud after FBI investigation
Nigeria's athletics federation says last week's conviction of two of its athletes for their part in a fraud scheme uncovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is "sad and damaging" for the country

(Mirror) UltraRunning: Female ultramarathon runner's 100-mile world record denied by heartbreaking technicality
Ultramarathon star Camille Herron thought she had written her name into the history books at the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival earlier this year only to be denied in the most agonising manner

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Abdihamid Nur – I Just Run To Win
Carrie chats with Abdihamid Nur! They talk about his journey to the United States, his prolific collegiate career at NAU, his recent (and first!) USATF National Championship win, his excitement around turning pro, his goals going forward, his predictions for the upcoming NCAA cross country championships, and much more!

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Announces 2022 End of Year Awards
McLaughlin-Levrone, Lyles take Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award and Jesse Owens Award as USATF Athletes of the Year; Walker named Nike Coach of the Year; Willis is Youth Athlete of the Year, Hitchings and Meiler are Masters Athletes of the Year

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NJCAA Cross Country Postseason Awards






    November 16, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 426: Susanna Sullivan – 6th at the Chicago Marathon & Team TCS Teachers

(Pulse SAports: African Games Champion, Raymond Ekevwo and four other Nigerian athletes face imprisonment over ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ in US

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on finalists: Tobi Amusan and Mondo Duplantis

(NY Times) Paralympics: An American Paralympian Says He Was Sexually Abused by a Teammate
Parker Egbert, 19, said in a lawsuit that he was repeatedly assaulted by a fellow swimmer at the Tokyo Paralympics and a training center in Colorado

(AW) Athletics: Laura Muir and Jake Wightman named BMC athletes of 2022
Middle-distance runners used British Milers’ Club events in lead-up to winning major medals this year

(CitiusMag) Athletics: NCAA Cross Country Championships Preview and Predictions
Breaking down the top teams and athletes to watch + who we think will win on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Oklahoma State

(The Standard) Athetics: Two-time world marathon champion Abel Kirui targets 2023 worlds in Fukuoka

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Coros introduces limited-edition Molly Seidel watch
The limited edition Pace 2 watch celebrates the Olympic bronze medallist and her achievements






    November 15, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Athletics: US sprint coach Rana Reider stopped from unsupervised coaching
US sprint coach Rana Reider cannot carry out unsupervised coaching and has been issued with restrictions on contacting individuals, amid allegations of sexual misconduct

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Olympic 100m champ Marcell Jacobs lays out 2023 plans
After two injury-affected seasons, the Italian is changing things up as he aims to stay healthy in 2023

(AW) Athletics: Riga ready to welcome the Worlds
Latvian capital stages the World Road Running Champs in 2023 and organisers hope thousands of ordinary athletes will join the elites on the start line

(WA) Athletics: Nageotte and Morris ready to fly in New York

(ESW) Triathlon: NCAA National Titles up for Grabs this Weekend at the 2022 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships

(WA) Athletics: Finalists announced for Men's World Athlete of the Year 2022
(Daily Nation) Kipchoge makes final shortlist for World Athlete of the Year award
* Kipchoge, who broke his own marathon world record seven weeks ago in Berlin, won the 2018 and 2019 awards but also made the final list for the 2020 and 2021 awards
* Kenya's Olympic and world 1,500m champion Faith Chepng'etich failed to make the final list of five nominees for the female 2022 World Athlete of the Year award
* Kipchoge is the only other Kenyan male to win the award besides 800m world record holder David Rudisha, who claimed it in 2010

Triathlon: World Champions to be crowned in Abu Dhabi 15 November 2022
The World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi will see a British contingent of 29 athletes prepped and ready to race for the prestigious title of World Champion across triathlon, paratriathlon and Under 23s






    November 14, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(ADF) Women in Sport: Federal court protects female athletes, doctors, rejects Biden’s attempt to rewrite federal law
ADF attorneys argued for that ruling in friend-of-the-court brief

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Incoming New York Road Runners Chair Says Breaking Doping Rule Was Unintentional
Nnenna Lynch, the incoming chair of the New York Road Runners, which oversees the New York City Marathon, serves on the committee that oversees the prohibition on runners who had served a doping suspension from racing. But she has run anyway

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyego's failure to make WA final list upsets coach Kirwa
* Kipyegon won the 1,500m race at the World Championships in Oregon (3:52.96) in June and won the women's 1,500m Diamond League Trophy.
* He said Kipyegon has represented the country well and recorded exemplary performances and thus deserves recognition

(NBC) Athletics: World Athletics names Female Athlete of the Year finalists
(WA) Finalists announced for Women's World Athlete of the Year 2022

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto eyes on world x-country after bout of injuries last season
* Kipruto said he has been battling hamstring and hip joint injuries which ] slowed him down last season
* He, however, noted that he has undergone treatment and is doing much better at the moment

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Official Qualifiers Announced For 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships

(Runner's Rrive) Athletics: An Enduring Affair With World Cross-Country: A Column by Len Johnson

(The Standard) Drugs in Sport: Sad reality of Kenya's runners banned for doping but lie they are injured






    November 13, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Chebet and Ndikumwenayo victorious in Atapuerca

(BAA) Athletics: Champions Crowned at B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund
More than 6,300 participants competed in New England’s signature half marathon

(NBC Boston) Athletics: Runners Battle the Weather to Compete in B.A.A. Half Marathon
Approximately 6,400 of the 9,000 runners who registered for the race showed up, despite cool temperatures and rainy weather conditions.

(WCVB) Athletics: National champion prepares for BAA half marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Chepngeno, Tanui lead star-studded field for Boston 21K race
* Chepngeno has competed in a couple of half marathons since the year began including Istanbul in March, where she placed fourth in 1:06:58
* Ethiopia’s Bosena Mulatie lines up as the second fastest in the field with a PB of 1:05:46 posted at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in February, where he wound up fifth.

((USATF) Athletics: USATF mourns passing of Olympic medalists Young and Nieder

B.A.A. Half Marathon - Boston, MA






    November 12, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Sharon Lokedi’s New York City Marathon win a “major” victory for Under Armour
Here's a first look at the prototype Under Armour shoes worn by the 2022 New York City Marathon champion, Sharon Lokedi

(WA) Athletics: Finalists announced for 2022 World Athletics Photograph of the Year

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Game over! Kenya’s Kiprop slapped with hefty five-year ban for doping
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has slapped Kenyan runner Kenneth Kiprop Renju with a five-year ban for the use of the prohibited substance methasterone

(The New American) Women in Sport: Vermont High School Backs Down Over “Transgender” Incident After ADF Files a First Amendment Lawsuit

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 425: Natasha Wodak – New Canadian Marathon Record in 2:23:12
Natasha Wodak recently broke the Candian Record in the marathon at the Berlin Marathon in 2:23:12. This was a 3 minute PR for her. Natasha is a two-time Olympian. She ran in the 10,000m in 2016 and at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics she ran the marathon where she placed 13th. She is sponsored by Asics

(Daily Nation) Ath;etics: Kenya warns climate change will affect performance in sports
* Cabinet Secretary for Sports Ababu Namwamba and Athletics Kenya President Jack Tuwei want the world to walk the talk noting that some parts of the world will soon not host sporting events owing to the rising temperatures
* Namwamba said in his speech at the United Nations Climate Action Hub summit on Friday in Egypt’s city of Sharm El-Sheikh, that it is time to propel climate action beyond the historic commitment
(The Star) AK ready to tackle negative effects of climate change
* Tuwei said climate change and air quality are some of the most urgent and important challenges, not only for the world but also for athletics
* In a plenary session titled 'Accelerating climate and Air Quality measures through Athletics', Tuwei said AK was proud to join the global effort in dealing with climate change






    November 11, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Adriana Vilagos and Emmanuel Wanyonyi

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Two-time European 800m champion retires from running, citing long COVID
Swiss 800m runner Selina Rutz-Büchel was infected with the coronavirus In April 2021, but has not been able to return to her training routine

(BBC) Athletics: European Athletics Championships: Birmingham to host event in 2026
Birmingham has been chosen to host the European Athletics Championships in 2026

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Emulate Wilson Kiprugut's discipline, Kenyan athletes urged
* The body will be taken to his home on Friday evening for public viewing and overnight vigil
* Kiprugut developed breathing complications at his home on Tuesday last week and was rushed to Siloam Hospital in Kericho town where he died while undergoing treatment

(WA) Athletics: Kwizera and Chebet ready to strike in Atapuerca

(AW) Athletics: Birmingham looks set to host 2026 European Athletics Championships
European Athletics Championships on course to take place in Great Britain for the first time ever

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Female College Athletes Say Pressure to Cut Body Fat Is Toxic
Several women in track and field said their mental health spiraled as they skipped meals to be leaner at the urging of coaches and peers






    November 10, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CityNews) Athletics: Blue Nose Marathon secures title sponsor
Emera signs on as the title sponsor for this year's Blue Nose Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Kerrica Hill and Letsile Tebogo

(UKA) Athletics: Hodgkinson Lines Up Over 800M For Birmingham World Indoor Tour Final In 2023

(CTolleRun( Athletics: Edward Cheserek – I Think I Can Hang
Carrie chats with Edward Cheserek! The 2x Footlocker Champion and 17 time NCAA Champion joins the show to talk about where his career is going from here, his upbringing, his farm back home in Kenya, his dancing and cooking skills, supporting his fianceé Sharon Lokedi (who was last week’s guest and who won last Sunday’s 2022 TCS NYC Marathon), and much more!

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Mine De Klerk and Erriyon Knighton

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK postopone Cross Country Series in honour of Kiprugut
* AK President Jack Tuwei said Kenya will send a strong team to the World Cross Country Championships slated for February 18, 2023.
* The last edition of World Cross Country Championships was held in Aarhus, Denmark in 2019






    November 9, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NAIA Cross Country Regional Awards

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Orlando Lands 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
What we know about the early plans for the next U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

(Irish Examiner) Athletics: demola focused on taking next step after making his big leap onto the world stage
The towering 6'9" 19-year-old has only floated under the radar because so many injuries dogged his frame through his rapid teenage growth spurt

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Official Qualifiers Announced For 2022 NAIA Cross Country Championships

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Toronto’s David Mutai breaks course record to win Hamilton Marathon
Mutai finished 13th in the Elite 5K in 14:41 on Saturday and followed it up with a 2:17:47 marathon on Sunday

Athletics 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Reaches Sellout
The 2023 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon has reached its capacity of 8,000 runners just over a month after registration opened, the organization announced today

(NY Times) Athletics: Running Officials Did Not Test Long Shot New York City Marathon Winner Before Race
Sharon Lokedi won Sunday’s marathon in her debut at the distance. Because she was so unknown, she was not subjected to the event’s pre-race drug testing program

(LRC) Women in Sport: Gender identity has no place in sport

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Mine De Klerk and Erriyon Knighton

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: ‘I raced Lia Thomas – and I still feel the burning injustice’
Riley Gaines intended to pursue a career as a dentist after graduating, but she is now consumed by the quest for fairness for women in sport

(The Star) Athletics: Sang wants elite athletes given diplomatic passports
* Sang said athletes were great ambassadors who have helped to brand Kenya and need to be appreciated by providing them with VIP travel documents
* He asked the Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba to urgently push the agenda in reciprocation for the achievements posted by athletes






    November 8, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Epoch Times) Women in Sport: Barbara Kay: Canadian Sports Organization Should Quit Its Activism for Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sport: Barbara Kay: Canadian Sports Organization Should Quit Its Activism for Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sport

(RRW) Athletics 2024 USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon Awarded To Orlando
The city of Orlando, Florida, will host the 2024 USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon for men and women Saturday, February 3, USA Track & Field and the USOPC announced today

(USATF) Athletics:Orlando Awarded U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon

(AW) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon has the marathon in mind
In the new issue of AW, the Olympic and world 1500m champion reveals that close friend Eliud Kipchoge has inspired her to tackle the 26.2-mile event in future

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NYC Women’s Marathon — Lokedi Pulls An Upset In Her Debut
NYC Men’s Marathon — Chebet Stayed Away From A Killer Early Pace

(NBC) Athletics:After New York City Marathon, the U.S. Olympic women’s team picture is crowded

(NY Times) Women in Sport: New Endorsements for College Athletes Resurface an Old Concern: Sex Sells
Female college athletes are making millions thanks to their large social media followings. But some who have fought for equity in women’s sports worry that their brand building is regressive

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5
2022 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

(BBC) Women in Sport: Women's sport fandom is growing in the UK
Women's sport has attracted an estimated four million more fans in the past year

(AW) Athletics: How nanobots can help break the two-hour marathon barrier
Athletes of the future are set to benefit from super-technology that could lead to sub-2hr marathons becoming commonplace

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Shoes That Ruled the New York City Marathon
Nike had the most finishes among the top 10 men and women, but there were some surprises on the feet of the elite runners






    November 7, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CitiusMag) Athletics: NYC Marathon Takeaways: Sharon Lokedi's MAJOR Upset, Evans Chebet Completes A Kenyan Sweep
Record-setting heat in November for New York City led to some WILD races

(NY Times) Athletics: 26.2 Miles Is Easy. Getting Around New York City Is Not.
Daniel Romanchuk, 24, placed second in the New York City Marathon on Sunday. But getting around the city in a wheelchair can be more challenging than the race itself

The Star) Athletics: Mawia, Ndikyumwenayo confirm supremacy in Soria
* It means the men’s crown remains in Burundian hands, while Mawia retained her title in style as she was an overwhelming winner, building a huge one-minute margin over her closest pursuer
* Maru’s patience finally paid off as the chase pack caught Aouani with 1.5km remaining

(WA) Athletics: Spotlight on Rising Stars: Jackline Chepkoech and Anthony Ammirati

(Outside Online) Athletics: Kenyans Lokedi, Chebet Win Thrilling New York City Marathon Races
In New York City, Sharon Lokedi (KEN) proved it’s possible to win a marathon in your first try. Chebet (KEN) brings home a double for 2022

(BBC) Athletics: Jake Wightman on Olympic 'redemption' and world 1500m title
Jake Wightman has had little time to savour the best year of his career and the Scottish runner is already targeting the defence of his world 1500m title and Olympic redemption

(Runner's World) Athletics: Results and Highlights From the 2022 New York City Marathon
It was a thrilling day of racing on a warm day in the Big Apple

(CBC) Athletics: Swiss wheelchair racer Hug sets men's course record in 5th NYC Marathon win
Kenyans Chebet, Lodeki make event debuts and capture men's, women's races

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Tyler Smith disappointed after suffering panic attack during swim at WTS Bermuda

(Fox sports) Athletics: ‘Brutal’ scenes at New York City marathon as race leader collapses






    November 6, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Golden girl Dame Flora Duffy delights home crowd with storming win in WTS Bermuda
(ITU) Vintage display from Vincent Luis to win hard-earned WTCS Bermuda gold

(RRW) Athletics Kenyans Chebet, Lokedi Win Warm and Humid TCS New York City Marathon
On an unusually warm and humid fall day, Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi of Kenya won the men's and women's professional divisions of the 51st TCS New York City Marathon here this morning

(NY Times) Athletics: 2022 New York City MarathonSharon Lokedi and Evans Chebet Complete a Kenyan Sweep
(WA) Lokedi and Chebet come from behind to take New York Marathon victories
(NBC) Kenyans sweep New York City Marathon after Brazilian men’s leader collapses
(ABC) Evans Chebet completes Boston-NYC double; Sharon Lokedi wins in debut
(The Star) Debutant Lokedi, Chebet rule New York City Marathon
* Lokedi edged out world marathon bronze medallist Lonah Salpeter of Israel to clinch the title after clocking 2:23:23.
* Chebet clocked 2:08:41 to win the men's race after doing a lot of chasing behind Brazilian Daniel Do Nascimento, who collapsed heading into the last third of the race

(Globe and Mail) thletics: Beijing marathon returns but China sticks to ‘zero-COVID’

(Guardian NG) Athletics: 2022 Lagos Women Run Race will be remarkable — Popoola

Athletics Kipkemboi and Dalasa take Istanbul titles as warm sunshine ruined record attempts
Finishing runner-up a year ago Robert Kipkemboi came back and won the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon in a thrilling battle: The Kenyan clocked 2:10:18 after dropping Marius Kimutai in the last kilometre of the race during an uphill stretch.

(AA) Athletics: Kenyan Kimkemboi, Ethiopia's Dalasa win 44th Istanbul Marathon
Nearly 30,000 athletes took part in this year's Istanbul Marathon, the world's only intercontinental run

(AW) Athletics: The man behind the New York City Marathon
An exclusive interview with Vincent Chiappetta, co-founder of the New York City Marathon

(NY Times) Athletics: The Fastest Woman in This Year’s New York City Marathon Is Israeli
“You come to challenge yourself in New York City,” Lonah Chemtai Salpeter said. Her path to representing Israel was a challenge in itself
He’s New York Marathon Royalty. After This Year, He’d Like a Bathroom Break.
Abdi Abdirahman will run his last competitive New York City Marathon on Sunday. Next year, he expects to return “with the masses, with a bunch of friends,” for the fun of it

(AA) Athletics: 44th Istanbul Marathon to be held Sunday
60,000 athletes, including 56 elite runners, to participate in inter-continental race

Army Run - Ottawa, ON
***Postponed from September 13th***

TCS New York City Marathon - New York, NY






    November 5, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: New York Marathon: Obiri makes debut, Chebet leads Kenyan men
* The sixth and final race in the World Marathon Majors gets underway from 4pm on Sunday
* Bruising battle expected in the women’s 42km between 2010 champion Kiplagat, and World 10,000m silver medallist Obiri Sunday evening

(RRW) Athletics Kelati, Nur Win USATF 5-K Titles With Record Times
On a warm and sunny morning Weini Kelati (Under Armour) and Abdihamid Nur (Nike) won today's USATF 5-K titles at the tenth edition of the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5-K here, both breaking course and championships records

(USATF) Athletics: Kelati, Hunter Eye Repeat Victories at USATF 5 km Road Championships presented by Toyota

(ABC) Athletics: Why run a marathon? Pro-athletes and psychologists explain
The New York City Marathon takes place on Sunday, November 6

(ESPN) Women in Sport: Fifty years ago, six women protested at the start line of the NYC Marathon and changed history

(WA) Athletics: Global gold medallists and major marathon winners to clash in New York

(WA) Athletics: 2023 Label Road Race calendar published

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: The Biggest Marathons Ban Convicted Dopers for Life. Antidoping Officials Cry Foul.
A policy that has come under scrutiny since the organization behind the New York City Marathon learned its incoming chairwoman cannot compete in its races may be illegal. It’s all quite awkward

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






    November 4, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Aljazeera) Athletics: Raising champions: The Kenyan runners confronting domestic abuse
In Iten, a Kenyan town producing world-class runners, the murder of a famous Olympian has led to a reckoning with gender-based violence

(Washington Post) Athletics: Keira D’Amato’s ‘pretty darn awesome’ 2022 will end with NYC Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Viola Lagat aims to honour the late Agnes Tirop in New York Marathon
Kenyan marathon runner Viola Cheptoo Lagat says she will be driven by the desire to win for murdered compatriot Agnes Tirop during Sunday's New York Marathon

(NBC) Athletics: New York City Marathon preview: U.S. stars are underdogs to cap epic marathon season

(RRW) Athletics Essay - Ten Years Ago The Greatest Marathon That Never Was
Ten years ago this Friday I walked out of my race-week office on the 44th floor of the New York Hilton and into the elite athletes' hospitality suite for the New York City Marathon

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 424: Neely Gracey – A New Beginning; Racing, Coaching and Motherhood
Neely is a running coach with her business, Get Running Coaching. She is a 3-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, a 2:34 marathoner, and 69 minute half marathoner. Neely is also the mom of two

(NY Times) Athletics: The New York City Marathon Route: A New Yorker’s Guide, Attitude Included
The race is a 26.2-mile tour through all five boroughs of New York City. Yes, there are hills. Got a problem with that?

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyegon still keen on 1,500m world record
* “I have been trying to break the world record but I keep on missing it by a small margin. This time, I'm praying that all things go the right way to secure the record,” she said
* Speaking in Kapsabet, Nandi County during the installation of Air Quality Sensor by Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba, Kipyegon said clean air is key to a successful athletics career

Athletics Records targeted in Istanbul while Sultan Haydar starts comeback
Twelve runners with personal bests of sub 2:10 will feature in the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon on Sunday.

Athletics After 50 Years and Billions of Blossoms, the 2023 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Reveals a Fresh New Look
Website and social media channels launch individual logos for 10 Mile, 5K, Kids Run and Virtual Run

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiprugut's death re-ignites calls for state to honour athletes
* Hundreds of villagers throng Kericho homestead to condole with legend’s family
* Stakeholders call on new CS, government, to ensure the needs of all sportspeople in Kenya are addressed

(The Star) Athletics: Tuwei explains why they changed Agnes Tirop X-country name
* In addition, Tuwei said, Tirop’s family did not want their daughter’s name used for the purposes of the World Athletics Continental Tour race
* Meanwhile, has hailed Tirop’s manager Gianni Dimadonna for offsetting the late athlete’s pending payments, amounting to Sh10m, to the family

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Duffy determined to keep unexpected world-title ambitions alive

(BA) Athletics: WORLD-CLASS INDOOR ATHLETICS RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM IN 2023

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World Athletics mourns Kenya’s 800m trailblazer
* In a tribute published on its website, World Athletics also quoted a tribute by Australia’s Ralph Doubell who kicked off the final bend and overtook Kiprugut to win the 1968 Olympic 800m gold in 1:44.3 to equal the world record at the time
* Kiprugut settled for silver
(BBC) Wilson Kiprugut: Kenya's first Olympic medallist dies aged 84
Wilson Kiprugut, Kenya's first Olympic medallist, has been hailed as a pioneer following his death at the age of 84

(NSAF) Athletics: Nike Indoor Nationals returns to The Armory in March ‘23






    November 3, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Preview: NCAA DII & NAIA Conference Championships

(The Standard) Athletics: Kenya's top athletes losing millions to shylocks, shady deals

(NBC) Athletics: Athing Mu to be coached by Bobby Kersee, joins Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone

(RRW) Athletics After Long Wait, Kipchirchir To Make Marathon Debut In New York
In 2019 Shadrack Kipchirchir accepted an invitation from New York Road Runners to ride in a lead vehicle ahead of the TCS New York City Marathon

(Fox News) Women in Sport: I am a young woman who loves sports, but do I have a future playing them?
Sports is an essential part of my life. Proposed changes to Title IX could permanently change girls' sports and erase my future opportunities

(CNN) Athletics: ‘Only God knows when we can meet,’ says marathon runner Gotytom Gebreslase, cut off from her parents amid conflict in Ethiopia

(NY Times) Athletics: Your Guide to the 2022 New York City Marathon
Everything you need to know about the five-borough race

(NY Times) Athletics: Americans Are Faster Than Ever. So Is the Rest of the World.
American women have been breaking the national marathon record this year. Conner Mantz, a 25-year-old from Utah, had a stellar marathon debut. But can they win major races?

(Stuff NZ) Women in Sport: A level playing Field
Until this year, Kate Weatherly was an average men's downhill mountain bike competitor. Now she's dominating the elite women's field. Some of her rivals say that's unfair

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics launches Champions for a Better World programme to address athletes’ concerns about climate change

(RunSignUp) Athletics: October YOY from 2019 Participant Results – Down 9%

(Outside Online) Athletics: 10 Reasons to Be Excited About the 2022 New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon will return on Sunday, November 6 in full force with a field of 50,000 runners and an over-the-top vibe only possible in the Big Apple

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sharon Lokedi – Good For The Soul
Carrie chats with Sharon Lokedi! They talk about growing up in Kenya, training in Flagstaff with the Dark Sky Distance team, tearing it up on the roads (and the dance floor), how she’s preparing for her debut marathon at the TCS New York City Marathon, and so much more!

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 422: Theresa Hailey – OTQ in Chicago
Theresa Hailey ran her OTQ for 2024 at the Chicago Marathon. She ran a PR in 2:36:40. Go check out her Instagram – @runninggingerly. She has some really fun recaps over there of the entire race!

(WA) Athletics: Kiprugut, Kenya’s first ever Olympic medallist, dies

(EA) Athletics: Thiam to target scores and records in the next chapter of her career

(ABC News) Athletics: New York City prepares for Sunday marathon
City officials will use 50 gallons of blue paint to mark the route

(Gulf News) Athletics: Dh1.2 million up for grabs in RAK Half Marathon
Organisers announce race route for 16th edition to be held on February 18
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(OutKIck) Women in Sport: These 17 trans women have won national or international competitions or championships
While most trans women aren’t winning major titles, here are over a dozen athletes who have found success






    November 2, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(ESPN) Athletics: ESPN, WABC Announces 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Broadcast Schedule

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Prosecution opposes plea bargain bid in Tirop’s murder case
* Justice Nyakundi is expected to give directions on the application after an inter-parties’ conference scheduled for December 7.
* Rotich denied the murder charge on November 16, 2021

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Interview: Nell Rojas Ready For Her First New York City Marathon

(NBC) Athletics: Erriyon Knighton among World Athletics Rising Star Award nominees

Athletics 50th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Expands to Two Days with 5K Moving to Saturday, April 1, 2023
REI Co-op to sponsor reimagined 5K with no lottery

(WA) Athletics: Nominees announced for 2022 Men's Rising Star Award

(The Star) Athletics: Chelimo seeks international debut at Honolulu Marathon
* Chelimo, who trains in Iten, clocked 2:10:22 to cross the finish line ahead of Wilfred Kirwa and Felix Kangogo who placed second (2:10:51) and third (2:11:10) respectively.
* Meanwhile, the 2017 Milano City Marathon champion Sheila Chepkech expressed her excitement towards winning the race saying that her hard work in training had paid off well

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Viola: I’ll dedicate New York Marathon win to Peres
* Lagat has good memories of last year’s race hailing Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir for pushing her to the podium at Central Park
* Lagat has also been taking notes from four-time New York Marathon champion Mary Keitany who has been giving her tips on how to overcome the tough New York course
* Lagat started her 2022 season with a sixth place in Boston Marathon in April, her preparations affected by a bout of Covid-19 which slowed her training

(Inside the Games) Olympics: While Putin exists, Russian Olympism perishes

(Shape) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk Talks Motherhood and Running Ahead of the New York City Marathon
The professional long-distance runner was never interested in choosing between her career and being a mom

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘Nine days is enough’ – Flora Duffy ready for ‘special’ home race
Flora Duffy is adamant she will be primed for World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) Bermuda on Sunday, despite having taken on the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship nine days prior

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: These Are The Most Drug-Tested American Runners in 2022
Many of the pro marathoners lining up at the New York City Marathon this weekend have been tested multiple times

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Female student-athlete, coach sue school over suspensions for objecting to trans student in girls locker room
Father and 14-year-old daughter tell 'Fox & Friends First' about suspensions from Vermont middle school






    November 1, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Tribune) Athletics: USA track & field stages its first legends reunion and retreat in The Bahamas

(BBC) Athletics: Adam Gemili dropped from top level of UKA funding
Adam Gemili, who has finished fourth in past world and Olympic finals, has dropped off UK Athletics' top funding level after a run of poor form

(The Star) Athletics: Cherotich, Chepkoech nominated for Women’s Rising Star Award
* Cherotich, 18, won the World U20 Championships Trials in 9:18.25 and also placed third at the Diamond League final in Zurich in 9:06.14. Chepkoech, 19, won the Diamond League edition of Brussels in 9:02.43
* Other nominees include South Africa’s Mine De Klerk who is the World U20 shot put champion, Jamaica’s Kerrica Hill who is the World U20 100m hurdles champion and Serbia’s Adriana Vilagos who is the World U20 javelin champion

(AW) Athletics: Hellen Obiri set for marathon debut in New York City
After winning world titles on the track and country, the Kenyan steps into unknown territory on Sunday

(WA) Athletics: Nominees announced for 2022 Women's Rising Star Award

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 6
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 6

(Irish Times) Athletics: Dublin marathon organisers unveil entry details for 2023 event
Hope is that greater percentage of competitors will make the start as just shy of 15,000 listed as finishers for 2022





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