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Runner's Web october 2019 FrontPage Archive

  October 31, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: After A Summer On The Sidelines, Tuliamuk Ready for TCS NYC Marathon

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Kikkan Randall - Just Get Out There
Carrie chats with Olympic gold medalist and 5-time Olympian Kikkan Randall! They discuss her progress with beating cancer, motherhood, skiing, running, and preparing for the 2019 TCS NYC Maratho

(Runner's World) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan’s Promotion to Coach Was a Path She Forged Herself
She brings unique insight to her next role

.(Irish Times) Athletics: Dublin Marathon to guarantee entry for some past participants
Organisers have made the change after initially saying it would purely be a lottery

(ESPN) Athletics: One beautiful viral photo inspired a pro cyclist to run -- (Run!) -- the NYC Marathon

(NY Times) Athletics: What’s Another Marathon? Relentless Racing Fuels Sara Hall
The 36-year-old’s secret is stacking marathons on top of each other, with minimal recovery time. The surprise? She’s getting faster.

(Spikes) Athletics: Second Chance - by David Rudisha
I was lucky to be alive. I know that

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman to admit he told ‘a lot of lies’
Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider - Former British Cycling employee could lose his doctor’s licence

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Man of All Surfaces' Kamworor dares to dream again in New York

(WSJ*) Athletics: Former NYC Marathon Leader Talks Doping, Shoes and World Records
Mary Wittenberg says pro cycling’s history should teach running’s leaders to be vigilant about cheating, and calls on Nike to use its influence for reform

Athletics: ASICS Corporation Acquires Race Roster
ASICS Corporation Adds The Leading Race Registration Platform To The Asics Digital Portfolio In An Effort To Elevate Race Experiences Worldwide

(IAAF) Athletics: Heritage Mile Night to reunite famous world record breakers

(Fast Company) Athletics: How Allyson Felix’s mental game helped her beat Usain Bolt’s record
Ten months after an emergency C-section, Felix broke Bolt’s record to become the most decorated athlete in track-and-field. We asked her to explain her approach to training

(The Star) Athletics: Frankfurt Marathon winner wants to take the record to another level
"My plan is to break the record in one of the World Marathon Majors" - Aiyabei

(People) Athletics: The NYC Marathon Is This Weekend — Here's How I Feel About Running the Biggest Race in the World
After months of training, I can't wait to revisit my old stomping grounds — with 50,000 other people

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why These Elites Can't Miss the New York City Marathon
The Olympic Trials are only a few months away, but Des Linden and Jared Ward aren't afraid to hammer the streets of New York

(NY Times) Athletics: The Best Places to Watch the New York City Marathon
With 26.2 miles stretching across the five boroughs, you’ve got plenty of options

(Japan Today) Athletics: Q&A: The feud over Tokyo's Olympic marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Olympian Alysha Newman drops charges against Steelers linebacker
Anthony Chickillo had been charged with simple assault, criminal mischief, harassment

(IAAF) Athletics: Kibet and Mukandanga the favourites in Rome 10km

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Announces Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Coaching Staff

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

(EA) Athletics: 11 things you might not know about Yaroslava Mahuchikh

(DAI Sport) Athletics: History Makers . . . The Welsh Distance Runners Setting A Fast New Pace

(AOL) Athletics: Allyson Felix found inspiration for her comeback in Serena Williams and rival Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian runner Gushchina claims to be victim of whistleblower Rodchenkov’s manipulations
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled to impose a four-year suspension in regard to the Russian track and field athlete based on the reanalysis of her doping samples from the 2012 Olympics in London

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA InfoZone: Conference Championships Central

(BBC) Athletics: Olympics 2020: IOC wants to 'fully brief' Tokyo on marathon switch
The people of Tokyo deserve to be "fully briefed" on why Olympics chiefs have switched two events at next year's Games to a different city

(CBC) Athletics: Player's Own Voice podcast: Pierce LePage: 'Decathlon is easy. Video games are hard'
Canadian decathlete coming into peak form in time for Tokyo 2020

(NYRR) Athletics: A "Fast Five" Q&A with 2019 Pros

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Shalane Flanagan Was Not Surprised by Alberto Salazar’s Ban
One of the America’s greatest marathoners has retired to become a coach and a television commentator, and she is speaking her mind about her sport and her top sponsor.

(Sweat Science on OutsideOnline) Endurance Sports: The World's Hottest Sports Drink Faces the Evidence
The Swedish company Maurten's hydrogel drink has taken the endurance world by storm over the last two years. Now scientists are testing their claims

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Tokyo Governor calls for Olympic races to remain in capital and criticises "unprecedented" IOC decision
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike reiterated her desire to keep Olympic marathon and race walk events in the Japanese capital during a lengthy rebuke of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their decision to move the competitions to Sapporo

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: Ex-Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman 'told lies' over banned substance

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Evergreen Keitany craves for fifth NYC title

(The Telegraph) Athletics: When one marathon is just not enough... try and complete the six-star challenge

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics dealt blow as key figure in performance review Vikki McPherson resigns with fears the assessment's findings will be delayed
Former GB athlete Vikki McPherson has left her role as independent review chief
UKA say there will be no delay in releasing assessment findings next year
It comes in the same week performance director Neil Black left his post

(USATF) Athletics: Steve Lewis, Sandra Farmer-Patrick, John Powell and the late coach Fred Thompson elected to National Track & Field Hall of Fame, Class of 2019

  October 29, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RunWashington) Athletics: Silver Spring’s Jordan Tropf wins Marine Corps Marathon
Brittany Charboneau misses record but comes away with Marine Corps Marathon win

(Evening Times) Athletics: Laura Muir included in strong short-list to be crowned athlete of the year

(LA Times) Sport: NCAA says it will let athletes benefit from name, image and likeness use; a plan is in the works

(The Star) Athletics: Simiyu make set to make international debut in Morocco
The athlete said he is targeting to lower his current personal best of 63:00 by two minutes

(BBC) Athletics: Natasha Cockram: Welsh runner breaks national record despite horse kick
Heard the one about the women who got kicked by a horse and four days later broke the Welsh marathon record?

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Soles Discretion
First of all, the athletes out-trained the distance years ago

(TASS) Athletics: Russia’s 2019 World Champions Lasitskene, Sidorova to share prize money with teammates

(Runner's World) Athletics: Join Runner's World at the New York City Marathon
We want to share your story and give you free swag, so come visit us at the expo starting October 31

(The Star) Athletics: Kibet focuses on Olympics, Africa x-country after skipping Doha
Kibet is looking to represent Kenya at both the Africa cross country show and Olympic Games in Tokyo later next year

Athletics: Defending champion Brimin Misoi leads elite field in Athens
2004 Olympic champion Stefano Baldini brings historical perspective to the original classic course

(Irish Times) Athletics: Dublin Marathon to introduce lottery system for race entries
Growing demand for places sees race follow in footsteps of London, New York and Tokyo

(Forbes) Athletics: Elite Runner Geoffrey Kamworor Talks TCS New York City Marathon

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

(RRW) Athletics: Pennel Ready for Long-Awaited Marathon Comeback At TCS New York City Marathon
With little fanfare, Tyler Pennel has quietly established himself as one of America's top marathoners over the past five years

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping agencies subjected to 'significant' cyberattacks

(NYRR) Athletics: Volvo Cars Named Official Vehicle of the TCS New York City Marathon

(CBS New York) Athletics: NYC Marathon Runners Turning To Intensive Medical Technology To Reach Peak Performance

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Throw us some support! - Robinson stresses need for financial aid for local field disciplines

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

(SportsMax) Athletics: More waiting for injured Elaine Thompson

(Gulf News) Athletics: RAK Half Marathon hopes for lowering of the world record
Organisers seek to leverage on sports tourism to boost footfall in the emirate

(USATF) Athletics: Masters Athletes Race a Challenging 15K Championship in Tulsa-One American Record Broken

(Reuters UK) Athletics:Johnson urges quick return to training for Tokyo aspirants

(Balls.IE) Athletics: On Duty Garda Saves Life Of Dublin Marathon Runner By Administering CPR

(OZY) Athletics: The Coach Behind Many of the World’s Greatest Runners
Because it's more than natural talent putting these elite runners at the front

(NY Times) Athletics:The Wreaths for the Marathon Winners Come From My Grandmother’s Backyard
And it has been this way for almost 50 years

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Marathon novices Jepkosgei, Wacera seek to steal the thunder in New York

(the College Fix) Women in Sport:Coach and Olympian: Allowing trans women to compete against biological women ruins sports
Current high school track coach and former Olympic runner Vicki Huber (sister of College Fix editor Dave Huber) weighs in on the growing trend among schools to allow transgender women to compete against biological women

(Reuters) Athletics: Former Boston winner Linden hoping for perfect storm in New York

(The42) Athletics: 'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret
In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub four-minute miles

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Swiss-based CAS slaps two Russian track and field athletes with bans over doping abuse
In the case of both athletes, their 2012 Olympics doping samples tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jared Ward Jumped Into the ‘Shark Tank’ Looking for a Deal
The 2016 Olympic marathoner joined his team at MyoStorm to pitch a heated massage-therapy ball for athletes

Athletics: Valary Aiyabei thinks world record is possible in Frankfurt
Mental Strength played key role in her Course Record in Mainova Frankfurt Marathon

(Tri247) Triathlon: Tom Vickery wins third Long Course Weekend Mallorca… by less than a minute!

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Why The Dublin Marathon Is One Of Europe's Great Sporting Experiences

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 18,000 take part in iconic Standard Chartered marathon run for charity

(Irish Times) Athletics: New running shoes just part of the picture for marathon’s top Irish woman
Dublin Marathon: Aoife Cooke clocks personal best of 2:32:34 thanks to ‘hard training’

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Is It in the Genes? Myths, Conspiracies and Theories About Kenyan Athletes

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kipkorir, Changwony win 2019 Nairobi International Marathon

(Washington Post) Athletics: Silver Spring man wins soggy Marine Corps Marathon

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Building ‘relaytionships’ - JAAA looking to strengthen 4x100m teams’ synergy ahead of Tokyo Olympics

(Royal GAzette) Triathlon: Duffy claims record fifth title
Flora Duffy became the first athlete to win a fifth Xterra World Championships title after successfully reclaiming her crown in Kapalua, Hawaii today

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

(BBC) Athletics: Steph Twell sets new Scottish marathon record in Frankfurt
Steph Twell has set a new Scottish record for the marathon, eclipsing Liz McColgan's 1997 mark

(Reuters) Athletics: Double world champ Hassan seeks new coach after Salazar ban

(CBC) Triathlon: Simon Whitfield credits play with pals for putting him on road to Olympic Hall
2000 triathlon gold medallist one of 7 individuals, 2 teams given Canadian honour on Wednesday

Athletics: Valary Aiyabei breaks 2:20 for course record in Frankfurt
The Kenyan won in 2:19:10, a stupendous course record, when she crossed the line in the Festhalle, becoming the 12th fastest woman of all time in the marathon

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympians and Past Champions to Headline 2019 USATF 5 km Championships at Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday, November 2
Defending champion Emily Sisson and three-time Olympian Shannon Rowbury to highlight women’s field at USATF 5 km Championships during TCS New York City Marathon race week
Olympian and 2017 champion Shadrack Kipchirchir and Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz to lead men’s field

(BMJ) Athletics: Breaking the unbreakable sub-two-hour marathon with Dr Alex Hutchinson PhD

(Japan Today) Athletics: Sapporo's Odori Park considered for new 2020 marathon course

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Aiyabei makes history in Frankfurt Marathon triumph

(Irish Examoner) Athletics: Moroccan runner sets course record at Dublin Marathon
Moroccan runner sets course record at Dublin Marathon
(Balls.IE) In Pictures: Thousands Take To The Streets For Dublin Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge shows there are no limits to what we can achieve

(STA) Athletics: Ethiopia's Woldaregay wins men's Ljubljana marathon race, Kenya's Kitur sets new women's record

(Sport24) Athletics: Strong showing by Salazar athletes in Valencia half marathons
(IAAF) Weekend road round-up: Teferi breaks Ethiopian record at Valencia Half

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipkorir reclaims Standard Chartered Marathon title

(Washington Post) Athletics: The 44th annual Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday. Here’s what you need to know.
About 30,000 runners are expected to participate in one of Washington’s biggest street events

(GeekWire) Athletics:Too much spring in their step? Nike running shoe under scrutiny after record marathon times

(Illawara Mercury) Athletics: Albion Park's Jessica Hull eyeing Tokyo Olympics after successful World Championships

(NY Times) Athletics: Getting Ready for the New York City Marathon
Special events for marathon weekend

Frankfurt Marathon - Germany
Live Streaming

KBC Dublin Marathon - Ireland

Marine Corps Marathon - Arlington, VA & Washington, DC

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

(RT) Athletics: Hitting the heights: Russian high jumper Maria Lasitskene named European women's athlete of the year

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Reigning champions return to Dublin as Ireland's best eye Tokyo ticket

(CitiusMag) Athletics:Trevor Hofbauer On Going from A Relative Unknown to Canadian Marathon Champion, ‘Keep Showing Up

(Runner's World) Athletics: For Craig Engels, Eventful Offseason Includes a New Group to Replace the Nike Oregon Project
The U.S. 1500-meter champion had to figure out his training situation and has been recovering from a moped wreck in Croatia

(ITU) Triathlon: Ai Ueda and Matthew McElroy strike gold in Miyazaki

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Molly Huddle Takes Time Off From Running
Recover and rejuvenate after a big race with these tips

(The Star) Athletics: Jepkosgei’s world half-marathon record on the line
The 2019 1,500m and 10,000m world champion set two records this year and is still hungry for more achievements and the 21km race pose as the best platform to end the year on a high

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 43-year-old Kiptoo chases marathon record in Frankfurt

(Irish Times) Athletics: First Dublin Marathon was more about publicity than human endeavour
The marathon has gone the distance from a Greek mythical test to events in many cities
Women shouldn’t be doing this’: How Carey May won the first Dublin Marathon
May recalls the obstacles and old-fashioned attitudes she overcame on the road to victory
Dublin Marathon at 40: How running fever took over Ireland

(Runner's World) Athletics: Ohio High School Runner Disqualified for Wearing Hijab at District Meet
According to the athletic association’s rules, a waiver must be granted beforehand in order to compete in religious headwear.

(AW) Athletics: Steph Twell targets Tokyo time at Frankfurt Marathon
Brit seeks Olympic qualifying mark, while Lonah Salpeter and Tsegaye Mekonnen head fields for German race

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan & Michael Rimmer unhurt after 'horrible' car crash in Delhi
Britain's Eilish McColgan has described how she was involved in a "horrible" taxi crash during a holiday in Delhi

(NBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt on Noah Lyles’ ‘Bolt Who’ Instagram, his Olympic 100m favorite

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

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Noah Droddy, Chicago Marathon Rundown
Noah Droddy returns to the show after running a five minute marathon PR at the Chicago Marathon. He took his time down from 2:16 to 2:11:42.

(Sqoop) Athletics: Museveni gifts Cheptegei with brand new car

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport:: Why I Still Have Faith in Alberto Salazar
I wrote two books with the coach and have every reason to feel betrayed

(The Star) Athletics: Aiyabei picks Frankfurt Marathon over Stanchart title defence
Ayaibei, who is also the Kabarak Half Marathon champion, revealed that she chose to make her debut in Frankfurt ahead of the Nairobi event in a move aimed at lowering her personal best of 2:20:5, set in Berlin in September 201

(USATF) Athletics: Masters Athletes Ready for the Challenging 15K Championship Course in Tulsa

(Portland Business Journal) Drugs in Sport: Nike's next CEO inherits financial powerhouse beset by scandal
Wall Street believes John Donahoe's (right) digital skills can advance the business. But he'll have to address lingering cultural issues and an ongoing doping scandal. He takes over from Mark Parker on January 13

Athletics: Frankfurt aims for first sub 2:20 course record with Lonah Salpeter and Meskerem Assefa the leading entrants
Organizers expect around 14,000 marathon runners from 110 countries on the startline for the 38th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon

<(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo 2020: Olympic marathon move to Sapporo is final - IOC
The decision to move the marathon and race walking at next summer's Tokyo Olympics to Sapporo is final, says the International Olympic Committee
(SMH) 'You don't want Tokyo remembered for this': Coates defends moving marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Callum Hawkins ready to race again after Doha marathon near miss
Callum Hawkins will run his first race since coming agonisingly close to a World Championships marathon medal when he competes at the National XC Relays in Cumbernauld on Saturday

(IAAF) Athletics: Hassan targeting half marathon world record in Valencia - weekend road preview

(ITU) Triathlon: Valencia (Spain) added to the 2020 World Cup circuit

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan youthful runner tests postive for banned substances
Munguti who has a personal best of 2:06.21 joins the growing list of Kenyan athletes busted for use of banned substance

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan's Exit Interview: A U.S. Distance Running Great Retires

(CBC) Athletics: Humbling lessons learned at track worlds spur Canadians Brown, McBride to be better in Tokyo
Elite competition teaching both how to better run their races and aim for Olympic podium

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

(USATF) Athletics: Korir’s marathon debut earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Sport 500) Athletics: For all the science Kipchoge’s marathon put the joy of running on the record

Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon On Sunday
Mark Kiptoo goes hunting for Masters World Record, Katharina Steinruck chases Olympic qualifying time

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Des Linden - We Get To Do This
Carrie welcomes 2018 Boston Marathon champion and two-time Olympian Des Linden back to the show! They discuss whiskey (seriously), Des’ desire to move to the trails, and her preparation for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: Ciara Mageean Lays Out Reality Of Being A Drug Tested Athlete

(Tri247) Triathlon: First full distance IRONMAN triathlon in Finland announced

(IOL) Athletics: Simbine to add 200m to his races at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(ITU) Triathlon: Stacked fields target World Cup success in Miyazak>

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: Workforce women tapped to fund success of Canada’s female athletes

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Russia Doping Decision Faces Delay After WADA Cancels Meeting
Russia’s voluminous response to a list of 31 questions about manipulated drug tests is said to have overwhelmed investigators.

(Reuters) Athletics: Tokyo mulls starting Olympic marathon at 3 a.m. to counter IOC plan to move race to Hokkaido: Kyodo

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Nike Oregon Project athletes working with coach Pete Julian will stay together

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Nike remain masters of the unashamed as Mark Parker steps down in wake of Alberto Salazar scandal
(Runner's World) With Nike’s CEO Stepping Down, What Does This Mean for the Swoosh?
Mark Parker is a runner to his core. How big of an impact will his departure be in the sport?

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

(AFP) Drugs in Sport: Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban
(NYRR) Athletics: TCS New York City Marathon Unveils New App Enhancements to Elevate the Runner and Spectator Experience
Augmented Reality Features in ‘TCS New York City Marathon App Powered by Tata Consultancy Services’ Unlocks Messages from Shalane Flanagan
The Only App Offering Mile-by-Mile Run Tracking

(ESPN) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan, a model of consistency on and off the racecourse

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: VCB ready to join ‘super-mom’ clan
N ine months after welcoming her daughter Avianna into the world, Veronica Campbell Brown has her eyes set on making a return to track and field

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Change in scenery needed for Blake, Thompson?
A hot topic swirling around in the country’s track and field circles concerns the future of two of Jamaica’s elite sprinters

(The Star) Athletics: Keitany keen to defend New York Marathon title
Keitany, a two-time London Marathon winner, also holds the fastest time in the event's history at 2:22:48, clocked while winning last year's event

(Capital FM) Athletics: Stanchart Marathon prize money increased
In a bid to have it promoted to the world’s elite marathons, this year’s Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon will see over 200 technical officials deployed by Athletics Kenya (AK) to monitor the annual race that will run on Saturday in the capital city

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Headache for AK as IAAF makes Diamond League changes

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: St. John's runner David Freake used prohibited substances, sports ethics agency says
He cannot compete or train with teammates until October 2023

(Fast Running) Women in Sport:Getting back to running after having a baby
Jo Wilkinson is an England & GB international and finished 6th in the Commonwealth Games 10000m in 2002. Now a coach and still training and competing regularly Jo talks about getting back into running after having a baby

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mark Parker: Nike boss to leave role after Oregon Project is closed down
Nike has announced chief executive Mark Parker will step down from the role next year, just weeks after the company's Oregon Project closed down.

  October 22, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: African Games 10,000 metres champion tests positive for EPO
Ethiopia's African Games 10,000 metres champion Berehanu Tsegu has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), it has been announced

(People) Athletics: Allyson Felix Says Tokyo Olympic Games Will Be Her Last — So She Wants 'to Go Out Really Strong'
Allyson Felix recently broke Usain Bolt's medal record - just 10 months after giving birth via C-section

(Sweat Elite) Ahletics: INEOS1:59 Challenge - Our Experience

(Runner's World) Athletics:Here’s How to Watch the 2019 NYC Marathon
Tune in to see this year’s competitive pro field take a bite out of the Big Apple

(SportBusiness) Athletics: London Marathon searches for new title sponsor as Virgin Money exits

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 5
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

(Now to Love) Athletics: 'That pregnant runner' Alysia Montaño signs sponsorship deal with Kiwi company Cadenshae
''My activist work is my goal right now. Cadenshae want to support communities; their bottom line is about supporting mothers. This is in line with everything I want.''

(NBC) Athletics: Bernard Lagat commits to Olympic marathon trials, eyes age record

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Reinvention of the Running Race
Under Armour’s new underground race doesn’t have a starting line. It has four—and it’s breathing new life into running events

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive interview: Paula Radcliffe defends her views - 'I have seen no evidence against any of Alberto Salazar's athletes'

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 82 with Jesse Williams
"Anybody that’s in this industry, especially somebody that was in my former position, you sit around all the time and complain about what’s wrong with track and field. I’m one of the biggest talkers when it comes to that, I always complain about what’s wrong. And I feel like I have a chance to potentially work towards one piece of the solution, which is an events series in the U.S., after USAs, not only where athletes can make money, but we’re doing things differently, and it’s more entertainment. We’re going to do our best. It’s exciting—very exciting."

(SportsEngine) Athletics: Three-time Olympian Kara Winger Credits Coaches for Her Development in Javelin
American track and field athlete Kara Winger reflects on the importance of coaches throughout her career

(Outside Online) Athletics: Running Legend Shalane Flanagan Is Retiring
After a career that brought numerous national titles and American records, she will continue on as a professional coach for the Bowerman Track Club
(Runner's World) Fans, Teammates, and Friends React to Shalane Flanagan’s Retirement
Flanagan inspired fellow pros and recreational runners to pour their hearts into training and racing

(CBC) Athletics: China gets second track meet for 2020 on Diamond League circuit
Season opener in Doha moved to April 17 from usual early-May slot

(BBC) Athletics: Kenya's Brigid Kosgei: School dropout, mother of twins and world record-holder
Athletes often have that one thing that fuels their determination to succeed and for women's marathon world record-holder Brigid Kosgei, it is her difficult childhood

(Mirror) Athletics: Grandad crowned fastest 84-year-old in world - despite having two heart attacks
Record-breaking Tony Bowman, from Leeds, says he has been blessed with good genes and feels like a 50-year-old

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Paula Radcliffe says Alberto Salazar ban must not lead to athlete smears
Former world marathon champion Paula Radcliffe says athletes who have trained under coach Alberto Salazar should not be tarnished by association

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Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon set for this Sunday
World Class Lonah Salpeter brings yet more quality to strong Elite Field in Frankfurt

(NBC) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan retires from professional running

(Yorkshire Post) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge, Nike Vaporfly running shoes and whether we can believe what we are seeing in athletics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: XC Weekend In Review: October 18-20

(Capital FM) Athletics: Doha gold was something special - Conseslus
If you build it, the fitness will come. At a time of crisis, that’s what Conseslus Kipruto had to tell himsel

Athletics: Eric Hamer And Alexis Wilbert Top Field Of Participants At The 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon
The Mile-High City welcomed more than 7,500 registered participants for the 10th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

(The Independent) Tritahlon: Triathlete Claire Danson opens up on being paralysed in cycling accident
Danson was involved in a collision with a tractor less than three months after winning gold in the 30-34 age category at the European Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: No record is safe with IAAF poised to allow arms race in shoes to run and run
Ruling body’s technological committee meets on Monday and is likely to wave through Nike footwear worn to shatter marathon-distance records

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Philemon Rono triumphs again in a Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon full of records
(Globe and Mail) Tears of joy and sorrow fall, Olympic dreams soar, records are set and an astronaut runs at the Toronto Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: At 13, She Broke the Women's Marathon World Record. Then She Disappeared From Running
Inside the little-known race in 1967 that helped spark equality in women's distance running

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(NY Times*) Triathlon: U.S.A. Triathlon Embraces CBD
The national governing body for triathlon will become the first organization of its type to sign a deal with a company that sells products containing cannabidiol.

(LivingThe StotanLife) Athletics: A Way to Train Think and Live
Frank Shorter on a Forgotten Aspect of Aging and Training

Athletics: Kipchumba and Azimeraw win TCS Amsterdam Marathon
Women’s course record shattered

(RRW) Athletics: Records, Upsets Highlight Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
The fastest marathons ever run in Canada by both men and women plus a pair of upset winners in the Athletics Canada National Marathon Championships highlighted today's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon here, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race
(CityNews) Hofbauer, Pidhoresky qualify for marathon event at Tokyo 2020 Games during Toronto marathon
(CBC) Canadian marathoners Trevor Hofbauer, Dayna Pidhoresky are Olympic-bound
Runners finish as top Canadians at Toronto Waterfront Marathon to book tickets to Tokyo 2020

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road round-up: course records smashed in Amsterdam and Delhi

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan breaks mother Liz's Scottish record in Great South Run
Eilish McColgan has broken her mother Liz's Scottish 10-mile record to retain her title at the Great South Run.

(LA Times) Athletics: Hurdles champion Dalilah Muhammad is ‘a tiger walking alone in the jungle’

(Daily Nation) Athletics; Why many get the back story of Kenya’s huge success wrong

(Independent.IE*) Athletics: Katharine Teeling: 'Marathon the ultimate challenge of mind over matter'
Self-belief, commitment and a willingness to push through physical barriers bring enormous rewards

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Politics, patriotism and holding Kenya together through the magic of sport

(IAAF) Athletics: Gemechu smashes Delhi course record

(EA) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen clocks 27:54 on his 10km debut

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Toronto, ON
Webcast at 8 AM EDT

TCS Amsterdam Marathon - Netherlands

  October 19, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Marathon times are falling, which could be a nice bonus for Toronto’s Waterfront Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Kibet, Jepkemei win Ndalat Gaa Cross Country titles

(ITU) Triathlon: Power displays in Tongyeong as Dodet and McElroy claim World Cup titles

(RRW) Athletics: After Food Poisoning Nightmare, Saina To Run Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Betsy Saina, the former NCAA star for Iowa State who became the third-fastest Kenyan woman of all time at 10,000m, was in top shape in advance of last Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon

(NY Times) Athletics: Those Superfast Nike Shoes Are Creating a Problem
The people who oversee track and field have to give serious thought to how much running shoe technology is too much

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: St. John's runner banned from competition after failing drug test
David Freake says he is unable to compete for four years after he took oral nasal decongestants

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Blake hopeful about Jamaica, Kenya coaching partnership

(The Independent) Sport: From the Tour de France to The Hundred, the rise of manufactured sport is altering its very fundamentals
The idea of sport as a made-for-television event is nothing new, but this feels a step beyond: a willingness by governing bodies and bright entrepreneurs to renegotiate its rules, rhythms and traditions

(Idaho Statesman) Athletics: She won a national title at Boise State. Now she’s an Olympic hopeful in the marathon
Emma Bates has only run two marathons in her career, but her name is quickly ascending a list of hopefuls for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

(Runner's World) Athletics: Bernard Lagat: All in for the Olympic Marathon Trials
If he finishes in the top three, he would make his sixth Olympic team

(Fox Sports) Athletics: ‘No longer a shoe’: Nike furore over ‘technological doping’ of two-hour marathon

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 204: Alice Wright
Alice Wright PR’d in the 5K (15:45), 10K (31:56) and half marathon (1:11:38) in 2019! She is an up and coming Pro runner who runs with NAZ Elite for Hoka One One and is on her way to pursuing her marathoning dreams

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Russian track and field athletes are still most tested for doping in Russia - RUSADA

SILive) Athletics: Running legends not happy with last week’s sub-2 hour marathon clocking

9 Run Run - Stittsville, ON

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(RRW) Athletics Marathon Debut For Linkletter Is Big Leap In Distance
During his career at Brigham Young University under coach Ed Eyestone, Rory Linkletter competed at distances from 800 to 10,000 meters, on indoor and outdoor tracks, and on more than a dozen cross country courses

(CBC) Athletics: 'It's going to be painful': More than 26K runners will hit the streets this Sunday
The 30th running of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon takes over city streets
(Citius Mag) Athletics: A Relaxed Mindset, Shutting Down, Whipping The Shot Put: How Joe Kovacs Won Gold At Worlds

(The Times) Women in Sport: IAAF owes gonadectomy athletes an apology, says Caster Semenya’s medical specialist

(Medium) Athletics: Prefontaine’s Final Cross-Country Race

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Preview: Nuttycombe Invitational & Pre-National Invitational

(ITU) Triathlon: World Cup tour heads to Korea for the next race of the season

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge threatens to sue local radio
World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge on Friday threatened to sue NRG Radio over the use of his images and name without consent

Athletics: TCS Amsterdam Marathon elite presented in the unique setting of the Rijksmuseum
Abdi Nageeye: "I plan to hold out for the title as long as possible."

(CBC) Athletics: Levins prioritizes Olympic berth over Canadian record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Sunday's event doubles as qualifier for 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo

(Outside Online) Athletics: What's Next for the Women's Marathon World Record?
Brigid Kosgei just ran 2:14 in Chicago—but she believes a woman can run sub-2:10

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge inspired me to win - Cherono

(Sport24) Athletics: Justin Gatlin chats to Sport24
In an exclusive interview, five-time Olympic medallist JUSTIN GATLIN talks about launching a sports development programme in South Africa, Wayde van Niekerk’s comeback and defying father time…

(NY Times) Athletics: Those Superfast Nike Shoes Are Creating a Problem
The people who oversee track and field have to give serious thought to how much running shoe technology is too much.

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: Study reveal how training load can lead to injury
Researchers investigated how the body’s load capacity plays an essential role for injury development

(Indian Express) Athletics: annis Pitsiladis: ‘The best marketing of a shoe ever done in sporting history
The quest to run a marathon inside two hours began five years ago, when Yannis Pitsiladis - a professor of sport science with University of Brighton - launched his own sub-2 project

(Sunday Post) Drugs in Sport: It was a marathon not a sprint but downfall of doping coach Alberto Salazar is a great victory for sport
BBC Scotland investigations correspondent Mark Daly looks back on a week when his story exposing doping at the top of world athletics came to a head after five years

(NeConnected) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge is the Essence of Progress

(The Hindu) Athletics: Set goals, don’t be afraid of consequences of failing: Carmelita Jeter

(Play the Games) Women in Sport: The IAAF's response to allegations made at the 2019 Play the Game conference regarding its DSD Regulations

(Training Peaks) Athletics: How Can Sex Affect Your Athletic Performance?

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(HypeBeast) Athletics: IAAF to Investigate Nike's ZoomX Vaporfly Following Multiple Broken Records
Professional runners claim the shoes provide an unfair advantage

(The Undefeted) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon achievement doesn’t use poverty as a crutch
His feat reveals how financial capital and technological access can be brought together to push useful limits

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mary Peters interview: 'I've had the most amazing life through sport - now I want to inspire the next generation of women'

(CTolleRun) Athletics:Another Mother Runner - Mother Runners
Carrie joins up with the Another Mother Runner Podcast for a live taping before the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! In this wide ranging interview, they discuss everything they love (and hate) about the run, being strong females, and celebrating love, life, and laughter

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Versapak, Berlinger and the battle for control of the anti-doping kit market

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive Katarina Johnson-Thompson interview: 'Being world champion has an authority to it... but I have the same emotions, doubts and fears'

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O'Sullivan: Kipchoge and Kosgei reset the frontier for marathon running
Two Kenyans have carved out their own piece of history and shown what is possible

(BBC) Athletics: 'It feels like running on trampolines' - Kipchoge & Kosgei's marathon trainers
It was a landmark weekend for Kenyan marathon runners

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: 'I felt I got punished for having children' - Motherhood: One of sport's final barriers

(AFP) Athletics; Japanese officials surprised by plans to relocate 2020 marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Rono chasing third Toronto Waterfront Marathon title
Defending champion Kipruto said he will be going for sub-2:06 to better last year's 2:07.24 timing
(Oregon Live) Athletics: Defiant and defensive, Nike only sabotages itself

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Testosterone DOES boosts women's athletic performance, study shows, amid debate over whether Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya has an advantage over other female athletes
* Women lasted 21 seconds longer on a treadmill after a dose of testosterone
* Hormone boosts endurance, muscles and leanness without changing weight
* Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya battled officials over her high levels

( Athletics: Kipketer leads Kenya charge in Amsterdam Marathon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Olympic organisers learn from Doha chaos as Tokyo 2020 marathons moved to Sapporo to avoid stifling heat

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(Sweat Elite) Athletics: Nike Vaporfly’s – Are we really getting faster?

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Molly Huddle wins Reebok 10K for Women

(british Journal of Sports Medicine) Athletics:Is it the shoes? A proposal to regulate footwear in road running

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Liz McColgan-Nuttall exclusive - on being dropped by Nike while pregnant and wanting to protect daughter Eilish from online trolls

(RRW) Athletics IOC Plans to Move Olympic Marathons To Sapporo Seeking Cooler Conditions
Officials said that temperatures there would be 5 to 6 degrees Celsius (9 to 11 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler there.

(The Independent) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers look to move marathon and race walking events 800km south to Sapporo
The decision comes in the wake of 57 people dying in Japan in July as a result of soaring temperatures
(The Telegraph) Olympic organisers learn from Doha chaos as Tokyo 2020 marathons moved to Sapporo to avoid stifling heat

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Do Nike's controversial Vaporfly shoes give athletes an unfair advantage?

(The Balanced Runner) Athletics: Chicago Marathon 2019: Brigid Kosgei Running Form Analysis

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Kenya Now Holds All Half and Full Marathon World Records

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge sneaks back quietly after historic feat

(The Independent) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson plays down Tokyo 2020 Olympics chances despite World Championship gold
Heptathlete won her first global outdoor title with a British record 6,981 points in Doha

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Russian Doping Chief Says Thousands of Drug Tests Were Manipulated
An admission by the top Russian antidoping official could complicate his country’s bid to avoid severe penalties from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Testosterone boosts women's athletic performance, study shows
Research confirms increase in endurance as IAAF imposes upper limit on trans female athletes

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(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Blake reportedly eyeing split with coach after World Champs disappointment
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake could be on the move again after doubts around the future of his relationships with coach Patrick Dawson surfaced, following the World Championships in Doha, Qatar

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Has Kipchoge’s glorious effort marred the marathon's future?

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: A Tale of Two Marathon Records and Nike's Magic Shoes
The two-hour barrier and the women’s marathon world record both fell this weekend. The history makers, Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, have one obvious thing in common

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Monumental Courage of Kipchoge’s Sub-Two Run
Performing under unprecedented pressure, the Kenyan became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours

(Runner's World) Athletics: Women Deserve to Run Without Fear
Eighty-four percent of women we surveyed have been harassed while running. It’s time for that to change

(The Independent) Athletics: From Kipchoge to Chelsea via the Tour de France, Ineos and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are just getting started in sport
Across football, cycling, sailing and athletics, the controversial petrochemicals company is becoming more and more prevalent in our sporting landscape, driven by its obsessive owner who will stop at nothing to succeed

(The Guardian) Athletics: Clean athletes: Britain to be coached in washing hands before Tokyo 2020
Hygiene comes into focus in the hunt for marginal gains - Online training programme to be used before Tokyo

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 81 with Steve Jones
"That’s how my whole career, my whole running career went—it was always trying to beat the guy in front of me, always trying to catch the guy in front of me. And that helped me—not just the training, it wasn’t just the training, it was that attitude going into races. And like I said, when I started winning races, I didn’t want to win them by one second—I wanted to win them by 90 seconds or 2 minutes. It was always about beating the opposition, annihilation I used to call it."

(New Yorker) Athletics: Inside the Race to Break the Two-Hour Marathon
At the Ineos 1:59 Challenge, in Vienna, the world-record holder, Eliud Kipchoge, will face long-distance running’s most daunting barrier - likely for the last time
Eliud Kipchoge Breaks the Two-Hour Barrier in the Marathon
(Trackademic) Critical Power, Carbon Fibre and Co-operative Drafting: the science behind the first sub two-hour marathon
(Nritish Journal of Sports Medecine) Is it the shoes? A simple proposal for regulating footwear in road running

Athletics: Brigid Kosgei Smashes the World Record and Lawrence Cherono Wins in a Sprint Finish at the 42nd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Manuela Schär and Daniel Romanchuk defend their titles in the elite wheelchair competition

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: A Tale of Two Marathon Records and Nike's Magic Shoes
The two-hour barrier and the women’s marathon world record both fell this weekend. The history makers, Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, have one obvious thing in common

(BBC) Athletics: Legends Special: The BBC Warm Up Track Season Finale
Legends Mike Powell & Stefan Holm join us to discuss the 2019 Worlds & the 2020 Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Was this Kenya's greatest sporting weekend?

(BBC) Women in Sport: Trans female athletes must lower testosterone levels, IAAF rules
Trans female athletes must lower their levels of testosterone, athletics' governing body the IAAF has ruled

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

(Mirror) Athletics: World Athletics Championships in Doha was an enormous own goal from the IAAF
It was heart-breaking to see a virtually empty stadium as the best athletes in the world were competing

(T&T Guardian) Athletics: Ato Boldon sees slim T&T medal chances in Tokyo

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Few world records are technology free: Eliud Kipchoge's sub two-hour marathon is another example
(The Independent) Nike ZoomX Vaporfly: What are the shoes Eliud Kipchoge wore in Ineos 1.59 marathon and why are they controversial?
The Kenyan wore a bespoke version of the Nike Vaporfly trainers - called AlphaFLY - a major innovation in the sport which has seen performances sharply improve

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse provides meals to Toronto families on Thanksgiving

(Runner's World) Athletics: Billy Mills’s Amazing Olympic 10K Win Was 55 Years Ago Today
Six things you probably didn’t know about this amazing race

(Daily Monitor) Athletics:Historic Kipchoge produced 17.02 seconds every 100m

(NBC) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei, Eliud Kipchoge herald new era of fast marathons

(BBC) Athletics: 'Athletics in an era of exciting possibilities but it also faces more questions than ever'
To get an idea of the challenging place athletics finds itself in right now, the media centre at Chicago's Hilton hotel immediately after the city's marathon on Sunday was an instructive place to be

Athletics: The Eyes of the World turn to Vienna: "There is only one Kipchoge"
Eliud Kipchoge broke one of the greatest barriers in sport history in a thrilling performance in Vienna when 34-year-old Kenyan became the first to run the classic marathon distance in under two hours

(Runner's World) Athletics: Amazing Stats From Brigid Kosgei’s Marathon World Record
How far could you run at her average pace?

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics:
(Daily Nation) Athletics: What next for Eliud Kipchoge’s coach?

(Inside the Games) Drugs in SPort:Moroccan half-marathon record holder banned for four-years after positive EPO test
Morocco's Mustapha El Aziz has been officially banned for four-years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO), it has been announced

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Interesting facts about new world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei
Top ten fastest women marathons in history

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Look To The Ladies!
Barely was the ink dry on Eliud Kipchoge’s ‘aided’ sub-two hour run in Vienna on Saturday morning than his Kenyan compatriot Brigid Kosgei was writing her own impressive headline, breaking the seemingly inviolable women’s world record at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning, with two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.

(Reuters) Triathlon: Germany's Frodeno wins Ironman World Championship, compatriot Haug takes women's race

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon time may qualify him as the greatest athlete ever

(Reuters) Athletics: Fresh off world record run, Kosgei thinks women can go even faster

(Runner's World) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei Wins the Chicago Marathon in World Record Time
She goes under Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old mark
Lawrence Cherono Claims Chicago Crown by One-Second Margin
The top three finishers all crossed the line within three seconds of each other
Behind Bates, American Women Stack the Top 10 in Chicago
All signs point to a great race at the Olympic Marathon Trials in February

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Marathon meltdown as Mo Farah loses his Chicago title with his WORST time ever while Paula Radcliffe sees her 16-year world record eclipsed
* Sir Mo Farah came eighth in the Chicago Marathon and ran his worst ever time
* Paula Radcliffe's 16-year world-record was eclipsed by Kenyan Brigid Kosgei
* The reputation of athletics has been tarnished after Alberto Salazar's drugs ban

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(RRW) Athletics Kosgei Smashes World Record At Chicago Marathon
It took more than 16 years, but Paula Radcliffe's absolute world record in the marathon came crashing down here this morning when Kenya's Brigid Kosgei, 25, ran a mind-boggling 2:14:04, 81 seconds faster than Radcliffe ran in London in April, 2003

(BBC) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon record
Kenya's Brigid Kosgei eclipsed the 16-year-old women's marathon world record held by Britain's Paula Radcliffe as she retained her Chicago title
(The Guardian) Brigid Kosgei smashes Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record by 81 seconds
25-year-old Kenyan ran 2:14:04 at the Chicago Marathon - Radcliffe at finish line: ‘I always knew this day would come’

(Sun-Times) Athletics: Lawrence Cherono, Brigid Kosgei win elite races at 2019 Chicago Marathon
Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schär also repeated as respective champions in the men’s and women’s wheelchair competitions

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Cheptegei to switch to marathon after 2020

(Daily Nation) Athletics: What next for the great Kipchoge after doing the ‘impossible’?

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: The Salazar Ban Looms Large Over the Chicago Marathon
Their coach might have been sanctioned, but Nike Oregon Project runners are slated to compete this weekend

(The Guardian) Athletics: Higher, faster, stronger, better ... is there no end to what humans can do?

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: EPO linked to another Nike athlete in 2011 at Oregon Project overseen by Alberto Salazar
* The Nike Oregon Project was run by controversial coach Alberto Salazar
* Key figures from UK Athletics were aware that Salazar was pushing boundaries
* Salazar was banned for four years earlier this month for anti-doping violations

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Disgraced Alberto Salazar hits back at Mo Farah: I did not lie to anyone over doping claims

(Daily Mail) Athletics: It's a shame Eliud Kipchoge is Mr Nike guy as Kenyan shatters two-hour marathon barrier by 20 seconds
* Eliud Kipchoge's bond with Nike has tainted his latest achievement somewhat
* A number of factors will lead fans to question whether it was a feat of science
* Some critics say the Kenyan's shoes improve efficiency by up to eight per cent
* As with Roger Bannister's four-minute mile, these caveats will soon be forgotten

Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Chicago, IL

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon - Victoria, BC

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(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Sub-Two To Plus-Two?
If there were any doubts about the primacy of Eliud Kipchoge in modern marathoning, they were expunged in Vienna on Saturday morning when the Kenyan Olympic champion and world record holder ran the 42.195 kilometres in one hour, 59 minutes and 40.2 seconds, the historic first sub-two hour marathon

(Pittsburgh10Miler) Athletics: Runners Will Celebrate the Best of Pittsburgh at the 2019 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
Event to showcase several of Pittsburgh’s iconic traditions, including Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Pittsburgh sports, pierogies, Pittsburghese and parking chairs

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar insists he never misled Mo Farah while coaching him
Salazar responds to Farah’s claims of being misled by coach - ‘I’ve never lied to anyone about anything related to this’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why IAAF won't recognise Kipchoge's World Record

(BBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge expects other athletes to run marathon under two hours
Eliud Kipchoge says he expects other athletes to emulate his feat of running a marathon in under two hours
(The Independent) Eliud Kipchoge: The incredible numbers behind Kenyan’s sub two-hour marathon in Ineos 1:59 challenge
The Kenyan made history in Vienna with the help of 41 pacemakers
(RT) Laser beams, an army of pacesetters & special Nike shoes: How Eliud Kipchoge ran the first sub 2-hour marathon

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan positives continue to mount with another marathon runner banned
Marathon runner Philip Sanga Kimutai has become the latest leading Kenyan to be suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for banned drugs

(The Times*) Athletics: Professor Yannis Pitsiladis: Eliud Kipchoge will break the two-hour marathon barrier - but not in a fair way
Rick Broadbent speaks to professor Yannis Pitsiladis, who says that the Kenyan’s Nike shoes will give him an unfair advantage in his attempt to make history

(Runner's World) Athletics: For Rupp, a Long Road Back to Chicago
After major surgery and amidst controversy, the 2017 champion races for the first time in a year

(INEOS1:59) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge achieves his moon-landing moment
History is made as Eliud Kipchoge becomes first human to break the two-hour marathon barrier
(Daily Nation) Eliud Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

(BBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds
Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds
(The Guardian) Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub two-hour marathon
Kenyan runs unofficial time of 1hr 59min 40sec in Vienna - World record holder was assisted by 41 pacemakers and lasers
(The Telegraph) Eliud Kipchoge: from running two miles to school to breaking two-hour marathon time barrier

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: In Chicago, Salazar’s Runners Stick to a Script
Galen Rupp, Mo Farah and Jordan Hasay trained with Alberto Salazar. In Chicago to run the marathon there, they didn’t want to talk much about the banned coach.

(Ekathimerini) Athletics: Record participation expected at 37th Athens Marathon

iNews) Triathlon: Why Lucy Charles-Barclay trained for the Ironman World Championships in a shed
British woman has finished second to Daniela Ryf twice in Kona race - but she hopes indoor training will prove difference

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Galen Rupp to race while supporting Alberto Salazar; Chicago Marathon TV, live stream schedule

(Tianna Bee) Athletics: Radical Resilience
s this really my life? Still?

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah insists 'I have not done anything wrong' after ex-coach Alberto Salazar banned
Mo Farah insists he has "not done anything wrong" as he faced questions over his former coach being banned for doping violations
(The Guardian) ‘I feel let down’: Mo Farah turns on media over questions on Alberto Salazar
‘I’m kind of getting sick of it - there is no allegation against me’ - Angry Farah claims British media has racist agenda
(The Telegraph) 'I’ve not done anything wrong...test me any time': Mo Farah insists his reputation remains untarnished by Alberto Salazar doping scandal
(The Independent) Sir Mo Farah hits out at questions on Alberto Salazar ban: ‘There is a clear agenda to this’
Farah worked alongside Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project from 2011-17

INEOS 1:59 Challenge - Vienna. Austria
Live Streaming
8:15 AM CEST - 2:15 AM EST

Jim Howe XC - Ottawa, ON

Vega Ironman World Championship - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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(RRW) Athletics Under Ritzenhein's Coaching, Stinson Ready for Breakthrough At Chicago Marathon
As a student-athlete at Cedar Park High School just north of Austin, Texas, Parker Stinson idolized Dathan Ritzenhein

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Eugene 2021 organisers invite drugs-cheat protege of Alberto Salazar to official launch

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Charismatic, irritating Nike will take Oregon Project closure in its stride
Any controversy enhances the mega-brand that has become synonymous with challenging accepted codes of behaviour

(IAAF) Women in Sport: IAAF response to false claims made by athlete regarding DSD Treatment

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Furious Mo Farah speaks for first time since disgraced coach Alberto Salazar's doping ban
Farah was quizzed by journalists ahead of the Chicago Marathon after his former coach Salazar was handed a four-year ban

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge's extraordinary and controversial two-hour marathon attempt - everything you need to know

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Will It Take for Eliud Kipchoge to Break 2-Hours?
The greatest marathoner ever is taking his second shot at history this weekend
(Daily Nation) The business side of Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS Challenge

(The Guardian) Athletics: Unfortunately, we can’t all be like Dina Asher-Smith
At school I learned that if you’re not one of those golden kids, sport will be humiliating

(Off the Ball) Athletics: "It's technological doping" | The shoes behind Eliud Kipchoge's '1:59 Challenge'
As Eliud Kipchoge attempts to run a sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday, Cathal Dennehy considered the circumstances surrounding the INEOS 1:59 Challenge on Friday's OTB AM

(NY Times) Triathlon: Race Legend Mark Allen Knows Why Americans Don’t Win the Ironman Anymore
Thirty years after he won the first of his six Ironman World Championships, Mark Allen still feels the spiritual power of Kona

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Brownlee to decide on Tokyo 2020 triathlon after Ironman World Championship debut
Britain's double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee is in Kona, Hawaii, for his first Ironman World Championship tomorrow, still to decide whether to defend his title for a second time in Tokyo next year

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Haile Gebrselassie backs Kipchoge to break sub-2 barrier

(BBC) Athletics: Ineos 1:59 Challenge: Eliud Kipchoge confident of breaking two-hour marathon barrier
Eliud Kipchoge says he hopes to show there are "no limits" by becoming the first person to break the two-hour marathon barrier on Saturday

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Nike Oregon Project shut down after Alberto Salazar's four-year ban
Salazar controversy ‘a distraction’ for athletes, says Nike CEO - Company will help athletes find new training arrangements
(talkSport) Alberto Salazar, his links to Mo Farah, UK Athletics’ role in the scandal and why the Nike Oregon Project has been shut down

(Japan Running News) Athletics: JAAF Sets Tokyo Olympics Medal Bonuses at Same Level as for Rio

(BBC) Running: Hillary Allen: How American skyrunner returned to the race that almost killed her
Tromso Skyrace is more than just extreme. When describing the course in 2014, race director Kilian Jornet admitted: "You could die."

(Believe in the Run) Athletics: A Breakdown of the Nike Kipchoge Prototype Shoe

(Reuters) Athletics: Chicago looks to shine through Salazar shadow

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 Challenge

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(CTolleRun) Athletics: Allie Kieffer - Come Out Stronger
Carrie welcomes Allie Kieffer back to the show! They talk about her previous year of training and racing, her pacing duties for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and they talk about the downs (and ups) of injuries and keeping contracts

Athletics: Vienna course nearly ideal for breaking 2-hour marathon this weekend
A new CU Boulder-led study mathematically assessing the new course suggests his chances of making history this time are excellent

(Sun-Times) Athletics: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s 2019 Chicago Marathon
More than 45,000 runners will hit the pavement this weekend for a brisk 2019 Chicago Marathon

(Outside Online) Athletics: Magda Boulet Plans to Run Forever
After switching from marathons to ultras six years ago, Boulet continues to blow away the competition

(NBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge confident he will break 2-hour marathon; Ineos 1:59 TV, live stream info
(Evening Standard) Eliud Kipchoge says attempt to run sub-two-hour marathon at Ineos 1:59 challenge is like first moon landing
(The Star) Kipchoge will deliver at INEOS 1:59 Challenge, says Kirui

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith exclusive interview: 'People ask, were you nervous at the World Championships? I wasn't. I was very, very chilled'

(The Herald) Athletics: Marathon man Callum Hawkins hungry for more after fast food fix
Callum Hawkins may not have been the only man from Paisley craving fast food in the early hours of Sunday morning. But he was the only one in Doha, Qatar, at the time, having just run the most thrilling 26.2 miles of his life. Keen to mark the his fourth-place finish in the IAAF World Championships marathon with a McDonald’s, he found to his dismay that all such establishments were all closed at this ungodly hour of the morning. So instead he settled for a posh burger out of the 24/7 restaurant in his hotel as he chewed over what ultimately was a second consecutive agonising World Championships near miss. There is, after all, only so much chicken and rice a man can take

(Evening Standard) Athletics: UK Athletics could appoint temporary chief to replace sacked Neil Black
UK Athletics look set to make an internal interim appointment to replace Neil Black until the Olympics

(NY Times) Olympics: I Won Olympic Gold. Now a Word From My Sponsor
A new interpretation of a much-loathed marketing rule will allow American athletes to thank their sponsors during the Tokyo Games

(The Times) Drugs in Sport: David Walsh’s open letter to Mark Parker: Why is Nike acting like the Russia of the West?
David Walsh, who helped to bring down Lance Armstrong, writes an open letter to the Nike chief executive to ask him why his company has not learnt its many lessons

(The Independent*) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson winning gold shows anyone can defeat imposter syndrome
Countless famous faces, from Michelle Obama to Kate Winslet to Emma Watson, have admitted to feelings of inadequacy. Sam Hancock learns the truth about imposter phenomenon, from the people who know

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mark Dry: Scottish hammer thrower cleared of anti-doping violation
Scottish hammer thrower Mark Dry has been cleared of an anti-doping rule violation

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: USATF Foundation Grantees Shine at World Championships

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Team GB stars set for windfalls after British Olympic Association says it will revise restrictions on personal sponsors

(AFP) Athletics: Coe defended IAAF from corruption charges in French court

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Jordan Hasay Breaks Her Silence on Salazar
Ahead of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, the top American woman in the field talks about her coach’s suspension for anti-doping violations

(City AM) Athletics:Under-fire Mo Farah faces moment of truth at the Chicago Marathon

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: For Salazar Whistle-Blowers, a Long Wait for a Satisfying Outcome
They lost money, jobs and friendships. Yet they said they had to speak up about the running coach now suspended for doping violations

(SportingNews) Athletics: Track and field legend Allyson Felix reveals premature baby birth

(INEOS1:59) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s sub 2 hour marathon attempt - Saturday 12th October

(The Independent) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s Ineos 159 Challenge: When is marathon world record attempt and where is it happening?
The Kenyan world record-holder will attempt to create history by breaking the two-hour barrier
(ITV) Eliud Kipchoge is attempting to become the first person to run a sub-two hour marathon but it won't be a World Record

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor not yet done with track, targets Tokyo Olympic Games
* Kamworor, who will be chasing his second title at the New York Marathon next month said his preparations for the is on top as he plans to redeem his image after failing to defend his title last year.
* The all-surface runner broke the world 21km record in Copenhagen last month clocking 58:01 to lower Abraham Kiptum’s time of 58:18 set last year in Valencia

(The Guardian) Athletics: Nike: somehow the most cynical and naive company in the entire world of sport
How can any one firm wield so much influence, then claim to be little more than ingenues when agents of that influence are found to be cheats?

(Running USA) Athletics: Downtown Hartford Transformation is Underway For Saturday’s Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half

Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon set for October 27 - Course Record Holder Meskerem Assefa returns to defend women’s title
Junior World Record Holder Tsegaye Mekonnen joins men’s field

(Runner's World) Athletics: New Portland Marathon Is Mostly* a Success
Between 15 and 20 runners, going at about 6:15 pace, missed a turn at the race’s 9-mile mark. They weren’t thrilled

(Yahoo) Athletics: Chinese Relay Runners Disqualified After Re-Doing Baton Pass Multiple Times During Race

(EA) Athletics: ‘Inspirational’ Kipchoge backed to break two-hour marathon barrier on Saturday
(The Star) Mo Farah describes Eliud Kipchoge as a very special and humble athlete

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: World champ Obiri delays transition to marathon until after Tokyo Olympics

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: UK Athletics chief Neil Black leaves in wake of Alberto Salazar doping ban
Performance director pays price for support of Alberto Salazar - Black will still oversee Mo Farah’s run at Chicago Marathon

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Athletics: Runner Applications Open for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 21, 2019
Registration for the Sunday, October 11, 2020 event will be conducted through a non-guaranteed entry drawing (starting on October 21), and a series of guaranteed entry applications (starting on October 28)

(Evening Stardard) Athletics: Britain should target seven athletics medals at Tokyo 2020 Olympics - but don't take Doha golds for granted

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge off to Vienna for historic run - What they said

(ESPN) Athletics: Heat, hope and heroics: The final word from the IAAF World Championships

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: How are Great Britain shaping up for the Tokyo Olympics?
For many this World Championships was the stepping stone to next year's Olympics - with only nine months before the athletes go again at Tokyo's New National Stadium

(VMLM) Athletics: 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot results announced

(The Star) Athletics: Team Kenya jet back to heroic welcome
Kenya Prisons staff were not left behind as they were celebrating the gold medal of World 1500 meter champion Timothy Cheruiyot .

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(Oregon Live) Drugs in Sport: Pursuing Alberto Salazar, anti-doping agency found itself fighting Nike

(Daily Mail) Atheltics: That's some heavy hand luggage! Dina Asher-Smith welcomed home in style as Team GB star touches down at Heathrow with her three World Championship medals
* Dina Asher-Smith was given star treatment as Team GB returned home today
* The sprinter was the shining light of the IAAF World Championships for Britain
* Asher-Smith won one gold and two silvers in an outstanding display in Doha
* She has been earmarked as a poster figure for next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Gold Among The Dross
As usual, it was left to the athletes to save the day at the IAAF World Championships in Qatar

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Ten-day world athletic championships succeeds against the odds

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Fitness: There are many possible causes of marathoner deaths, cardiologist says
Just how frequently do marathoners collapse? And what can race directors and runners do to mitigate risk?

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: British Athletics performance director Neil Black to consider position after Alberto Salazar's four-year ban
Black previously described Sir Mo Farah’s former coach as a genius and concluded there was ‘no reason to be concerned’

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project should be shut down says key whistle-blower Kara Goucher
A key whistle-blower in the case which saw coach Alberto Salazar banned for four years for doping violations says the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) he ran should be shut down

(INEOS1:59) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge all set to fly to Vienna and take on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge
* Decision has been made for Eliud Kipchoge to fly to Vienna tonight (Monday 7th October)
*Current window for Kipchoge to run has been narrowed to 12th-14th October with target date of the 12th
* Event date will be confirmed three days out and start time the day before the INEOS 1:59 Challenge

(CBC) Athletics: Moh Ahmed lowers Canadian record to 26:59.30 in world 10,000-metre final
Canada's women disqualified in 4x400 relay final for lane infringement

(BBTM) Athletics: Herrera Defends, Kampf Captures BBTM Grand Prix Tour Titles
th edition presented by Running Warehouse featured 5 stops awarding more than $110,000 plus a $10,000 GP purse

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Conflicts of interest stood out as the real duels of these World Championships in the desert

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Sebastian Coe admits he has not read report which led to Alberto Salazar’s ban
Coe defends the sport’s approach to catching drug cheats - IAAF president also cautions criticism of Sifan Hassan

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Great Britain finish with five medals
Britain ended their World Athletics Championships campaign with five medals - their worst total since Helsinki 2005
(The Guardian) Dina Asher-Smith’s brilliance fails to hide low British medal haul
Five medals is lowest world championship total since 2005 - We should do better, says athletics performance director

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian athletes right on track for the Tokyo Olympics
5-medal haul at Doha worlds ranks 2nd behind the 8 won in Beijing in 2015

Athletics: Ondoro Wins Unprecedented Fourth Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Title
Sara Hall wins Third-Straight USATF 10 Mile Championships
(USATF) Hall, Zienasellassie kick to victory at the USATF 10 Mile Championships

(Runner's World) Athletics: Lopez Lomong Couldn’t Turn Away From the Sport That Saved Him
Lomong, competing in his first world championships since 2013, doesn't run for only himself. Far from it

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(CBC) Athletics: Sebastian Coe doesn't want track and field to go the way of the dinosaur
'We must be making sure that we look like the world that young people live in,' says IAAF president

(NYRR) Athletics: Celebrating a Legacy at the NYRR Grete's Great Gallop 10K
This past week would have been the great Grete Waitz’s 66th birthday

(NYRR) Athletics: Nine-Time U.S. Champion Aliphine Tuliamuk Added to 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Professional Athlete Field
Boston Marathon champion Worknesh Degefa scratches due to injury

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Keeping an eye on things - AIU chief Howman's view of the anti-doping chess game

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics Championships 2019: Salazar-coached Sifan Hassan insists she is clean after 1500m gold
Salazar was banned for breaking anti-doping rules earlier in the week

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Simiu, Jelagat win Eldoret Half Marathon

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Johnson Has Message For Angry Athletes After Emotional Hassan Interview

(RRW) Athletics With Tactical Brilliance, Desisa Wins World Marathon Title
The 29 year-old Ethiopian, twice the Boston Marathon winner and the reigning TCS New York City Marathon champion, became just the second Ethiopian man to win a global marathon crown and became the first man in history to win the Boston, New York City and world championships marathons during a career

(SMH) Athletics: Desisa sprints to midnight marathon win
(The Guardian) Hawkins misses out on marathon medal after late surge falls short in Doha heat
Hawkins finished fourth, as he did at London worlds in 2017 - Lelisa Desisa took gold for Ethiopia in a time 2:10.40
(BBC) World Championships: 'I trained for marathon in my shed' - Callum Hawkins
Callum Hawkins narrowly missed out on a World Championships marathon medal after doing much of his training in a shed behind his house

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: British runners not sharing Jenny Simpson’s stance on Alberto Salazar
Neil Gourley unconcerned by Nike Oregon Project runners - Simpson: ‘Anyone shocked isn’t involved in the sport’

(BBC) Athletics: Alberto Salazar: 'Angry' Sifan Hassan says 'I am clean' after 1500m World Championships win
An emotional Sifan Hassan defended herself after winning 1500m World Championship gold, saying she is a clean athlete despite her coach being banned for doping violations
(The Guardian) Laura Muir says 'cloud' hangs over Sifan Hassan's stunning 1500m victory
Hassan runs sixth fastest 1500m time in history - Muir: ‘I think there is a cloud. There’s no avoiding that’

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith hurtles to historic treble as GB win relay silver in Doha
First Briton to win three medals at one world championships - GB men and women teams each take second place in 4x100m

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: The Inside Story
The story behind how top Athletics coach was banned for four years for doping violations

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Athletics is dying and yet people like Paula Radcliffe and Lord Coe blame... Gabby Logan
* Paula Radcliffe's performance when asked about Alberto Salazar's ban was sad
* It was heavy with the weight of vested interests and corporate loyalties
* Lord Coe also stared into athletics' heart of darkness and blamed Gabby Logan

IAAF World Championships - Doha. Qatar

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon - Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN

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(RRW) Athletics Hassan Completes Historic Double at IAAF World Athletics Championships
. Leading nearly the entire way, she destroyed the previous championships record by about seven seconds, scorching a 3:51.95, the sixth-fastest time in history

(CBC) Athletics: DeBues-Stafford runs Canadian-best 3:56.12 for 6th place in world 1,500m final
Dutch runner Sifan Hassan clocks 3:51.95 championship record after winning 10,000

(EA) Athletics: Hassan adds 1500m gold to 10,000m
An incredible front-running display from Sifan Hassan saw the Netherlands athlete win gold in the 1500m, seven days after winning the 10,000m

(USATF) Athletics: Hall eyes three-peat at USATF 10 Mile Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Will Hellen Obiri strike 5000m gold in Doha?

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Salwa Eid Naser's astonishing world 400m performance has blown apart the possibilities over one lap

(The Guardian) Athletics: 'You could be Dina': teach children physical literacy, says Sport England
Successes of athletes such as Asher-Smith is inspiring but take-up of activity is more complex

(WSJ*) Drugs in Sport: After Nike Coach’s Suspension, His Star Pupil Faces Scrutiny
Galen Rupp has been the longtime center of attention for the Nike Oregon Project and coach Alberto Salazar, now serving a four-year sanction for doping conduct

(Women's Running) Drugs in Sport: Cheated: Dopers Steal More Than Medals
Athletes who have been cheated out of their place on world championships podiums by dopers explain how it’s cost them—financially and emotionally

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cherop, Langat win Eldama Ravine Half Marathon

(EA) Athletics: Lasitskene: "The person who does the magic things is my coach"

(The Star) Athletics: Rudisha opens up on battle with tragedy, divorce and alcohol
Rudisha's absence in the Doha World Championships has been a big blow to Kenya.

(The Star) Athletics: Marathoners ready to defy Doha conditions
Unlike the air conditioned Khalifa International Stadium, Corniche is relatively warm and humid. Kenya will be represented by the quartet of Berlin Marathon runner up Amos Kipruto, 2010 World Junior 10000 bronze medalist Paul Lonyangata,Laban Korir and defending champion Geofrey Kirui.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Conseslus Kipruto: How I won gold in Doha

(Irish Times) Athletics: Ian O’Riordan: Nike don’t just do it; they do it their way
After Salazar ban, eyebrows will be raised at Kipchoge bid for staged sub-two hour marathon

(ABC) Athletics: Athletes at Doha world championships take part in IAAF research to map body-core temperatures

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: It's ugly at Nike, they're heading for a monumental fall... there has not been the remotest expression of contrition over the Alberto Salazar findings
* There was a time long ago when Nike had something resembling a soul
* The firm's underdog spirit then morphed into something ugly and avaricious
* Nike like brash, talented individuals who create noise and get them attention
* Unpleasant, swaggering and consumed by hubris - Nike is heading for a fall

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: On the trail of Farah: As the Alberto Salazar storm swirls around him, Sportsmail tracks Mo as he seeks shelter in the Arizona mountains
* Sir Mo Farah is training at the Flagstaff Athletic Club ahead of Chicago Marathon
* Alberto Salazar has become a sporting pariah following his four-year ban
* Farah has been able quietly to go about his business in Flagstaff recently
* He is sheltered from an on-going storm that could possibly claim more scalp

(Mirror) Athletics: Callum Hawkins prepares for marathon ordeal by running with Aldi heaters in shed
"At the end of the day the heat can also make it equal and give you a better chance against the people who haven’t prepared well"

(RRW) Athletics With Mighty Stretch Run, Kipruto Retains World Steeplechase Title
Conseslus Kipruto capped off an injury-shorted season tonight in Khalifa Stadium in Doha with a stunning, come from behind victory in the men's 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, successfully defending the title he won in London two years ago

(INside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Accreditation of Athens Laboratory suspended by WADA
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the Athens Laboratory for up to six months because of a "lack of institutional support and investment"

(Star Tribune) Athletics:Twin Cities Marathon: Has a defining distance of road racing hit the wall?
>Fewer runners everywhere - including the Twin Cities - are taking on the marathon. Why? Well, a lot of reasons

IAAF World Championships - Doha. Qatar

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(Evening Standard) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Dalilah Muhammad breaks world record to take 400m hurdles gold

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Sebastian Coe’s stance on Salazar displays a very British hypocrisy
The response of the IAAF president and the athletics commentariat to the doping ban of Alberto Salazar, Mo Farah’s former coach, is little short of nauseating

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: New Statue Coming To Boston Marathon Starting Town

(TASS) Athletics: Russian runner Shubenkov says double standards in doping control are applied to Russia
The athlete invoked the doping scandal around US sprinter Christian Coleman

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson reveals how two British heptathlon legends helped banish imposter syndrome and become world champion

Athletics: Tadelech Bekele is going for glory for the third time in a row in the TCS Amsterdam Marathon
The Ethiopian runner already made history in Amsterdam by convincingly winning the last two events

(INEOS1:59) Athletics: Selemon Barega and Ronald Musagala are amongst the final pacemakers added to Eliud Kipchoge's dream team for the INEOS 1:59 Challeng

(CBC) Athletics: Spanish hurdler hails cab to track, earns bronze on appeal
Orlanda Ortega raced traffic to attend men's 110m hurdles medal ceremony

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Filip Ingebrigtsen escapes disqualification after punching fellow 1500m runner
The Norwegian appeared to hit Teddese Lemi in the back as the pair jostled for position during the race

(The National) Drugs in Sport: Sebastian Coe wants rogue coaches and agents to be targeted

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto to defend Toronto title later this month
* Kipruto faces tough competition from Philemon Rono.
* Magdalene Masai will headline the womens category

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: David Rudisha exclusive: "I want to live up to my name"
The 800m Olympic champion speaks to Olympic Channel about a painful year that included a car crash, and his Tokyo 2020 comeback

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Gabriela DeBues-Stafford advances to 1,500 metres final
24-year-old Toronto native finished 2nd in heat in 4:01.04

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Damian Warner races to decathlon bronze at track and field worlds
Germany's Niklas Kaul becomes youngest world champion ever at 21

(BBC) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson targets more golds after Worlds win
Katarina Johnson Thompson says becoming heptathlon world champion "feels like a dream" but she wants more success after breaking the British record in Doha
(The Guardian) Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she ‘tore everything up’ to win world title
Athlete broke British record to win world heptathlon gold - ‘I’ve had a lot of bad years, I’m just so happy I came out in front

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: President of IOC orders checks on whether all athletes involved with Alberto Salazar have been investigated

IAAF World Championships - Doha. Qatar

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(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith sets sights on being all-time great after Doha 200m triumph
Sprinter makes Olympics a priority: ‘I want to push myself’ - Sebastian Coe says Asher-Smith can be ‘poster child’ for Games

(Reuters) Athletics: Some athletes fear for livelihood with Diamond League events at risk

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: Wada must investigate athletes - IOC president

(SuperSport) Drugs in Sport: French anti-doping agency 'aware' of Amdouni allegations

(Runner's World) Athletics: Lopez Lomong Couldn’t Turn Away From the Sport That Saved Him
Lomong, competing in his first world championships since 2013, doesn't run for only himself. Far from it

(Yahoo) Athletics: Athletes united, but rival fans show Ethiopia's divides

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Matt Futterman - That Feeling We Get
Carrie interviews Matt Futterman, Deputy Sports Editor of The New York Times! They chat about his new book ("Running to the Edge"), his training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and much more!

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith sets sights on Olympic glory with no chance of leaving coach of 14 years behind

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kigen: We all want gold in steeplechase final

(NYRR) Athletics" Following a Fantastic Race in Boston, Jared Ward Is Targeting a Podium Place in New York City

(CBC) Athletics: U.S. heptathlete's gay pride shoes make waves in Qatar at track worlds
Erica Bougard has worn same high-jump shoes with rainbow flap all season

(CBC) Athletics: New generation of Americans continuing world track and field domination
Tokyo Olympics already on the minds of Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles and the rest of their compatriots

Athletics: Bank of America Chicago 13.1 - a Running Tour of Chicago's West Side Neighborhoods - Set to Debut Spring 2020
Registration for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago 13.1 and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Opens Monday, October 7

(Salty Running) Athletics: Not Every Runner Makes a Good Coach

(Evening Standard) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Katarina Johnson-Thompson has triple target as she bids to stay ahead of Nafi Thiam

(3Wire Sports) Drugs in Sport: USADA can save the victory dance: we ain't hardly done with Alberto Salazar

(The Guardian) Athletics: World championship 'crotch cams' rolled back after athletes' complaints
Athletes in Doha say new camera angles are intrusive - Dina Asher-Smith says pictures ‘weren’t very flattering’

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport; Sonia O’Sullivan: Salazar story casts a shadow over events in Doha
Outstanding Hassan, like Farah, is a product of the coach’s Nike Oregon Project

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: UK Athletics under pressure to reveal extent of Alberto Salazar influence
USADA has concerns about use of prescription medications - Salazar given four-year ban for doping violations
(BBC) Alberto Salazar: Jenny Simpson wants longer ban

(Tempo) Athletics: The power of an idea
How Ellie Pashley committed to her potential

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Damian Warner, Pierce LePage 1-2 after 5 events of men's world decathlon
Defending champion Kevin Mayer of France 30 points back midway through competition

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith already preparing for Olympic success after gold in Doha
200m final win is first global sprint title for a British woman - ‘I still have things to work on - hopefully there is more to come’

(CBC) Athletics: Sage Watson sets national record in 400m hurdles, advances to final

(Evening Standard) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: US 400m star Michael Norman explains bizarre semi-final exit

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith's golden night in Doha illustrates nothing is beyond her with glory at Tokyo Olympics next in her sights

(The Age) Drugs in Sport: Australian runner distances herself from disgraced coach

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: BBC in impartiality storm after failing to inform viewers Paula Radcliffe is sponsored by Nike and married to Sir Mo Farah’s coach

(SportsMole) Athletics: IAAF chief Coe criticises BBC for reporting on Doha crowds

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Former Olympic champion eyeing comeback

(Balls.IE) Drugs in Sport: Paula Radcliffe's Take On Alberto Salazar's Ban Was Car Crash TV

IAAF World Championships - Doha. Qatar

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(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Another Kenyan runner suspended for doping
Kenya’s Vincent Kipsegechi Yator, who survived a nasty accident to finish third at Honolulu Marathon last year, has been suspended after violating anti-doping rules

(CBC) Women in Sport: 'I will get criticism for saying what I'm saying': Tim Hutchings supports IAAF in Caster Semenya controversy

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Laura Muir near full fitness as she eases into 1500m semi-finals
(CBC) Gabriela DeBues-Stafford advances to 1,500 metres semifinals

(BBC) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson smashes hurdles best in dream heptathlon start
Katarina Johnson-Thompson smashes her 100m hurdles personal best as her heptathlon campaign gets off to a fantastic start at the World Athletics Championships

(RT) Drugs in Sport: ‘Jaw-dropping’: Russian world champ Lasitskene hits out after US star Coleman allowed to compete despite missed doping tests

(The Player's Tribune) Athletics: I Wanted To Be A Soldier - Caster Semenya
(The Guardian) Athletics: Kelsey-Lee Barber wins javelin gold with huge final throw in Doha
Australian jumps from fourth to first place at death - Medal is Australia’s first of world championships

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Katarina Johnson-Thompson targets gold
Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson hopes to have eradicated the errors that have previously cost her as she starts her bid to win world heptathlon gold on Wednesday

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Why British sprint sensation Dina Asher-Smith is so good at the 200m

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar athletes will always be questioned, warns USADA chief Travis Tygart
US anti-doping chief who brought Farah’s former coach to book says athletes who worked with him will have to suffer consequences
(Inside the Games) World 10,000m champion hits out at USADA for timing of Salazar ban announcement
The Netherlands' Sifan Hassan has hit out at the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for releasing news of the decision to ban her coach Alberto Salazar for four-years during the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships here

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 3
2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 3

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: Noah Lyles wins 200m gold with Adam Gemili fourth
Noah Lyles capped off a marvellous season with victory in the world 200m final in 19.83 seconds but Briton Adam Gemili narrowly missed out on a medal

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse wins silver in 200 metres for 2nd medal of world championships
Canadian clocks 19.95 seconds in finishing behind American Noah Lyles

IAAF World Championships - Doha. Qatar

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(RRW) Athletics Brazier Wins Historic 800m Gold Medal at World Athletics Championships
On the fifth day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, former NCAA star Donavan Brazier won the first-ever world 800m title by an American man, and in the process broke Johnny Gray's vaunted American record for the distance set more than 34 years ago

(CNBC) Drugs in Sport: Banned coach Alberto Salazar briefed Nike CEO Mark Parker on doping violations numerous times
* Salazar told the company’s top officials, including Parker, about his attempts to tamper with performance-enhancing substances, according to emails referenced in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s reports.
* Salazar and Dr. Jeffrey Brown, a Nike-sponsored doctor, each received a 4-year ban from the sport "for orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct," the USADA announced Monday.
(The Telegraph) Key questions answered on the scandal involving Alberto Salazar, Sir Mo Farah's former coach

(BBTM) Athletics: Meet the Miler: Heather Kampf
Queen of the Road Mile seeks title defense and record 4th BBTM Grand Prix Tour crown at The Navy Mile on Sunday, October 6 in the nation’s capital

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah: Four-time Olympic champion 'not guilty by association' with banned ex-coach Alberto Salazar
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah "hasn't done anything wrong" and should not be seen as guilty by his association with banned coach Alberto Salazar, says Steve Cram

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics Championships: When the feel-good stories are lost, the most human sport becomes soulless
The pinnacle of the athletics calendar has become a tale of empty seats, allegations of doping and corruption, and the symbol of a sport where joy is often overshadowed

(Spikes) Athletics: Lessons learnt by Niklas Kaul
On weeks like this, it helps to think back to something I learnt a few years ago from one of the all-time greats

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar verdict casts cloud over Sifan Hassan's bid for historic double at World Athletics Championships
On Monday evening, the world’s outstanding middle and distance runner, Sifan Hassan, announced that she would be attempting an unprecedented double at this week’s World Athletics Championships in Doha

(Track and Field News) Drugs in Sport: Sifan Hassan Statement On Salazar Suspension

(AP) Athletics: Qatar worlds highlight track’s many nationality switches

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: World Track Moves to Cut Off Alberto Salazar After Doping Allegation
At the international track and field championships, he was barred from facilities and his athletes told they could not communicate with him

(Outside Online) Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele’s Huge Day at the Berlin Marathon
Distance running’s G.O.A.T. is unpredictable and flawed. Just like the rest of us

(Runner's World) Athletics: Highlights From the 2019 IAAF World Championships

(ITU) Triathlon: Elite female coaches to benefit from specialised programme for leadership and technical training

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 79 with Jonathan Pierce
"That’s the most dangerous place to be - is to think you know it all. I always just try to go into problems being curious. I’m always just like, ‘I wonder if I can solve this. I wonder if we can figure this out.’ And really, it’s not me, it’s not about me. It’s me and the athlete, or me and the athlete and the coach…and it just becomes this problem-solving thing, and a curiosity, and we’re communicating, ‘Hey, how do you feel with this? Do you understand? Yes. Is that what you sense too?’ You’re working with the person to get the outcome. You’re just the facilitator. The ego has to go away."

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: The inside story of Nike Oregon Project founder's downfall
That Alberto Salazar - one of the world's most famous athletics coaches - has been found guilty of doping violations will send shockwaves through the sport. Here, Mark Daly - the BBC reporter whose Panorama programme sparked the United States Anti-Doping Agency investigations - reveals the inside story of Salazar's downfall
(Oregon Live) Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar has been hit with a four-year doping ban
(The Guardian) Mo Farah's former coach Alberto Salazar gets four-year ban for doping violations
Salazar ‘orchestrated and facilitated doping conduct’ - Farah happy investigation into Salazar has concluded
(The Telegraph) Sir Mo Farah's former coach Alberto Salazar banned for four years for multiple doping violations

(Mirror) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith 'robbed' of her glory moment by sparse crowds at World Champs
"I watched Dina’s victory lap and that was a bit heart-breaking because what she did was insane and there was no-one there. I feel like she was robbed of that moment." Beth Dobbin

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Sir Mo Farah condemns Alberto Salazar after former coach banned from athletics over anti-doping violations
The four-time Olympic champion admits he is relieved to see Usada sanction his former coach after a four-year investigation

(Track and Field News) Athletics: World Champs XVII - Day 4 In Review

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: Four-Year Doping Ban for the Distance Running Coach
The United States Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban against Salazar, a former star runner who is the head coach for the Nike Oregon Project
(USADA) t: AAA Panel Imposes 4-Year Sanctions on Alberto Salazar and Dr. Jeffrey Brown for Multiple Anti-Doping Rule Violations

(The Independent) Athletics: World Athletics Championships 2019: Dina Asher-Smith primed for 200m gold as raft of rivals withdraw
The 100m silver medallist is the favourite heading into the race

Athletics: Barno and Ondoro to Renew Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Rivalry
Balanced Fields to Race for USATF 10 Mile Championships and $10,000 Equalizer Bonus

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Moh Ahmed wins bronze medal in men's 5,000 metres at track worlds
Crosses finish line in 13:01.11; Muktar Edis of Ethiopia wins in 12:58.8

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Heat is on humid Tokyo following marathon 'hell' at the World Championships in Doha
* IOC are facing calls to move the long-distance events at next year's Olympics
* Plea comes from Global Athlete, who represent many of the world's top athletes
* Brutal conditions marred the marathon and 50km walk in Doha last weekend

(Reuters) Athletics: American hurdler Roberts disqualified in heats

(The Guardian) Athletics: Doha’s empty seats tell tale of corruption, warped priorities and vested interests
IAAF’s sellout to Qatar was the first leg of a double which sees the 2021 follow-up take place in Eugene, Oregon, home of Nike

IAAF World Championships - Doha. Qatar

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