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Runner's Web October 2021 FrontPage Archive

  October 15, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Another Kenyan athlete killed in domestic squabble
* Local police have said that Muthoni’s husband, Kennedy Chomba, is the prime suspect.
* Muthoni, who was also a Kenya Wildlife Service officer based in Embu, participated in athletics events in the region

(China Daily) Drugs in Sport: China ups the ante in anti-doping fight
Government agency announces key partner for lab work at Winter Games

(AP) Athletics: Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka earn women’s sports awards

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Precious Penticton: Ironman Canada returns to its roots
One of the original Ironman qualifying races, Ironman Canada has a storied history in Penticton

Athletics: Elite athletes TCS Amsterdam Marathon aim for course record and national titles
At the marathon this Sunday, Tamirat Tola will attack the course record of 2.04.06 set by Lawrence Cherono, 2018

(SpringerLink) Women in Sport: Transgender Women in the Female Category of Sport: Perspectives on Testosterone Suppression and Performance Advantage
Current evidence shows the biological advantage, most notably in terms of muscle mass and strength, conferred by male puberty and thus enjoyed by most transgender women is only minimally reduced when testosterone is suppressed as per current sporting guidelines for transgender athletes

(CBC) Athletics: With Olympic weight lifted, Wodak set for return at Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K
2-time defending Canadian champion among 5,000 in Sunday race along lakeshore

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 342: Emma Bates – Second place at the 2021 Chicago Marathon
Emma Bates just placed 2nd at the Chicago Marathon in a time of 2:24:20. So exciting to see her execute that race so well! This was Emma’s 5th marathon. She ran the Chicago Marathon in 2019 in 2:25:27 where she placed 4th. She tells us all about the race in this episode and how she executed that, what it’s been like training with Team Boss, being sponsored by Asics, and so much more!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Husband of slain Kenyan star Agnes Tirop due in court
* brahim Rotich was detained in the coastal city of Mombasa on Thursday over the death of the 25-year-old at their home in Iten in western Kenya

(RRW) Athletics: In The Long Run, Edna Kiplagat Is The Winner
Nearly 16 years ago in the Nevada desert, a 26 year-old Kenyan named Edna Kiplagat finished tenth at the Las Vegas Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Police finally arrest Agnes Tirop's husband in Mombasa
* Rotich, who is the key suspect in the murder of the 25-year-old two-time World Championships medallist, was apprehended by police in Changamwe, Mombasa on Thursday night after being trailed for two days.
* Tirop was found dead in her bedroom in their home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday with stab wounds
(BBC) Agnes Tirop: Husband arrested in Kenya after athlete's death
Police in Kenya have arrested the husband of record-breaking long-distance runner Agnes Tirop who was stabbed to death at her home

(CBC) Athletics: For Canadian 80-and-over Boston Marathon champion, oatmeal and rest keys to success
Keijo Taivassalo, 82, earns 2nd straight age-group title

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Headlines Huge Cross Country Weekend !-- MediaStrike Code -->

  October 14, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Yorkshire Eevening Post) Triathlon:Jonny Brownlee heading home as World Triathlon Championship returns to Leeds in 2022
Jonny Brownlee, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee are coming back to compete in Leeds

Athletics: Ten to Watch at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K
The 2021 Canadian 10k Championships are set for this sunday, October 17 in Toronto - a collaborative effort between Run Ottawa, Canada Running Series and Athletics Canada.

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Interview: What’s Next For Nick Willis After 5 Olympics and 19 Years Of Breaking Four Minutes For The Mile
Nick Willis took a long break after the Tokyo Olympics and his off-season has consisted of lots of basketball and skateboarding

(Lexology) Drugs in Sport: All doped up: The continuing challenge of dealing with doping in sports

(The Star) Athletics: AK postpone cross country series opener in honour of Tirop
* Tuwei said the postponement is necessary to allow for a two-week mourning period after which new dates will be announced
* •The federation's top brass will tomorrow visit the family of the deceased to condole with them

(ITU) Triathlon: World Triathlon Board approves the first dates of the 2022 calendar

(CTolleRun) Athletics: CJ Albertson – I Ran To Win
Carrie chats with CJ Albertson, the man who led the 2021 Boston Marathon for 20 miles before finishing 10th overall (and second American)! They talk about his race and his strategy, why he thought it was important to keep the crowd engaged, how he broke through the wall to finish out the race, how his friends and family reacted to his performance, his history in the sport (including several world records), and much more!

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘People shunned me like hot lava’: the runner who raised his fist and risked his life
At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith, winner of the men’s 200 metres, stood on the podium and lifted his hand to protest racism. That moment would end his running career – and shake the world

(CGTN Africa) Athletics: Former World Athletics Champion helps develop Kenya’s next generation of winners

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Kipchoge challenge to mark 1,000 days until Paris 2024 and offer places in mass-participation marathon
Olympic marathon champion and world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge is to star in a pursuit race on the Champs-Elysées in Paris later this month to mark 1,000 days until the 2024 Olympic Games

(EA) Athletics: European Athletics announces Dynamic New Athletics Indoor 2022 in Glasgow

(Fox Sports) Athletics: Olympian found dead in ‘cowardly’ suspected murder as police search for husband
(BBC) Husband a ‘suspect’ as Kenyan athlete Tirop found dead
Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop has been found stabbed to death at her home in the western town of Iten, with police treating her husband as a suspect
(The Telegraph) Kenyan Olympian and world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead at home with husband a suspect
Tirop, who won 10,000m bronze in the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships, was allegedly stabbed according to Athletics Kenya

(The Guardian) Athletics: Michael Johnson: ‘You’re going to see athletes protesting the centres of power’
The former Olympic sprint champion and broadcaster is launching Defiance, a documentary-style podcast series that focuses on athletes who have made a stand against social injustice

(Track & Field News) Athletics: The Art & Science Of Pacemaking In The Modern Era

  October 13, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(RRW) Athletics: Kenyan Star Tirop Found Dead In Her Home
Agnes Jebet Tirop, the surprise winner of the 2015 World Athletics Cross Country Championships when she was only 19, was found dead at her home today in Iten
MozzartSport) Former World Cross Country champion Agnes Tirop found dead, husband missing
Tirop won bronze in 2017 and 2019 World Championships

(Mirror) Athletics: Agnes Jebet Tirop's husband a "suspect" after Kenyan Olympic star is found dead at home
Agnes Jebet Tirop was found dead in her home with a stab wound to her abdomen, just a week before she was getting ready to celebrate her 26th birthday

(The Guardddian) The Commonwealth Games: searching for relevancy, a host and a reason to exist
Next year’s Games in Birmingham will likely be the last on such a grand scale and some changes to safeguard the event’s future smack of genuine desperation

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Announces Title Sponsorship Extension for Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.
Four-year agreement heralds 24 years of continuity in title sponsorship for “The Runner’s Rite of Spring®.”

(The Times) Athletics: British sprinter CJ Ujah was sanctioned for breaking funding rules

Athletics: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K In-Person Race to Be Livestreamed
This marks the first in-person Canada Running Series event since the start of the pandemic

(NY Mag) Athletics: How to Recover From Running a Marathon

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Black History Month: Tommie Smith says he is seeing a 'rebirth' of iconic stand 53 years ago and explains its true meaning
Olympic 200m champion Tommie Smith - who protested on the podium in Mexico City in 1968 - speaks to presenter Mike Wedderburn for Black History Month; Smith says young athletes should use their platform to speak out; Smith and John Carlos were suspended from the team and got death threats

(BBC) Athletics: Michael Johnson: 'We were lulled to sleep in the 90s' - Olympic and world champion on athlete protests>A?
Olympic champion Michael Johnson says sports stars of his generation were "lulled to sleep in the 90s" when it came to tackling social injustices and racial inequalities

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Shock as Kenya's ex-world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead in Iten
* Tirop was found dead in her house on Wednesday morning, in what the neighbours said is a suspected homicide
* The 25-year-old long distance runner, was part of Team Kenya for the Tokyo Olympics where she finished just outside the medals bracket in fourth behind winner Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, Hellen Obiri and Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Boston Marathon Men — Kipruto Makes Up For Last Time
Boston Marathon Women — Kipyokei Leads Kenyan Sweep

  October 12, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5
2021 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

(Front Office Sports) Athletics: Nike, Adidas Face Supply Chain Threats
* A surge in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has caused a massive labor shortage in Vietnam, leading to supply chain issues for Nike and Adidas.
* The world's largest athletic shoe maker is facing a labor shortage of around 40,000 workers.

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: 125th Boston Marathon – The Day After
It happened in 2014, too. Remember?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Muindi sets sights on Sanlam Cape Town Marathon title
* Muindi exuded confidence about being on the podium in the only gold label marathon in Africa after finishing second as a rabbit in 2019.
* The local non-bank finance solutions provider Sanlam Kenya announced sponsoring 18 runners this year up from three in 2019.
* Top-three finishers will pocket Sh1.4 million, Sh740,000 and Sh370,000 respectively

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Stages Successful Site Visit

(The Independent) Running: Married couple ‘truly sorry’ after ‘cheating’ at London Marathon
Monika Czarnecka and her husband Piotr completed the 26.2 mile course in the capital in 4:40:58 to finish in 21,697th place

(VeloNews) Women in Sport: The incredible backstory of how female cyclists were evacuated out of Afghanistan
Israel Start-Up Nation owner Sylvan Adams and UCI played key roles in helping young female Afghan cyclists escape the clutches of the Taliban

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Distance runner Mary Cain sues former coach Alberto Salazar, Nike over alleged abuse

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 177 with Bill Rodgers
“Talent is an interesting question. What is it really? It means, can you avoid injuries? It means, can you back off? When you get crushed, will you come back? I didn’t like that part. I think it’s a lot of different things. It’s not maybe a physical thing, but it’s a mental thing. When you see a lot of these athletes—a lot of you are here because you have that wherewithal. And maybe you got beat up, because we all get beat up in this sport—it’s part of it, it’s like a rite of passage. It’s just part of it. But it’s OK, it’s good.”

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Even elite runners work to chase a sponsorship

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

(Times Colonist) Athletics: Calgary runners sweep Royal Victoria half-marathon as large-scale road racing returns

(Runner's World) Athletics: How American Women Fared in the 2021 Boston Marathon
Nell Rojas placed sixth in 2:27:12, with other notable names finishing farther back

(BBC) Commonwealth Games: Compulsory sports cut to two - athletics and swimming - to give host cities choice
The number of compulsory sports that Commonwealth Games hosts will have to stage in future is set to be cut from 16 to just two

(ESPN) Athletics: Kenyans Benson Kipruto, Diana Kipyogei win 125th pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon
Kenya's Benson Kipruto won the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon on Monday when the race returned from a 30-month absence with a smaller, socially distanced feel and moved from the spring for the first time in its 125-year history

  October 11, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(RRW) Athletics: Kipruto, Kipyokei Win Boston Marathon in Dramatic Races
Kenyans Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyokei won today's first fall edition of the Boston Marathon here this morning, breaking away in the latter stages of the race to each pocket $150,000 in prize money, the largest first prize in global marathon running this year

(CBSNews) Running: 87 runners rescued after snowstorm derails ultra marathon in Utah

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Boston Marathon 2021: Meet the Massachusetts native who finished in the top 10 of the men’s elite race
Kenya's Benson Kipruto, Diana Kipyogei win elete races
(Daily Nation) Kipruto, Kipyogei complete Kenyan sweep at Boston Marathon
* Kipruto who ran behind the pack all along surged forward and when there was no reaction from his competitors, maintained the pace all the way to the finishing line winning in 2 hours 09 minutes and 51 seconds
* Kipruto entered the race as the third fastest athlete in the elite field with a personal best time of 2:05:13
* In the women's race, Kipyogei, 27, ran a tactical race after breaking at the 35km mark where she increased her pace before Ethiopia’s Getsenet Gudeta caught up with her

Athletics: Top 10 Best Running Shoes 2021
With the bulk of shopping today done online, selecting the appropriate running shoes can be a challenge

(Wmen's Running) Athletics: For Gabby Thomas, Olympic Medals are a Means to an End
Gabrielle Thomas is one of the fastest sprinters the country has ever seen. But her Olympic medals aren’t just awards. They’re one more way to draw attention to what really matters to this Harvard grad

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir: Scottish Athlete of Year still coming to terms with Olympic success
Laura Muir says her maiden Olympic medal success still feels "very odd" as she celebrates a landmark year by being named Scotland's top athlete

(TeamUSA) Athletics: Two-Time Olympian Molly Huddle And Husband Kurt Benninger Expecting

(Observer-Dispatch) Athletics: Boilermaker results: Syracuse native is 1st person with area ties to win race since 1982

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emma Bates Finishes Second in Chicago for Her First World Major Marathon Podium
Behind her, Sara Hall crosses in third, and Keira D’Amato takes fourth

(CBC) Athletics: 'It was a next-level experience': Canada's Kate Bazeley on World Marathon Major debut
Finishes 11 seconds off PB; Chepngetich, Turu win women's, men's races in Chicago

Boston Marathon - MA
How to Watch the 2021 Boston Marathon

  October 10, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(RRW) Athletics: Chepngetich, Tura Win Warm and Windy Chicago Marathon
On a too-warm and windy morning in Chicago, Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich and Ethiopia's Seifu Tura ran to victory at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the first in-person edition of an Abbott World Marathon Majors event to be held in the United States in nearly two years

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Bopston Preview - Sorta
With Seifu Tura winning today’s 43rd Chicago Marathon over American Galen Rupp, we have now had first-time major champions at all three Abbott World Marathon Majors this fall. And all three have hailed from Ethiopia

(Inside the Games) Athletics:Men's and women's fields wide open at Boston Marathon as veteran Kiplagat returns
The 2021 Boston Marathon has an array of great names in the men's and women's fields, but the return of Kenyan double world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat is the most notable of these

(Women's Running) Athletics: Ruth Chepngetich Wins the 2021 Chicago Marathon; U.S.A.’s Bates and Hall Place Second and Third
In the first major race in the U.S. since the pandemic began, the American women had their best showing at the Chicago Marathon since 1994

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Kate Bazeley 16th among elite women in World Marathon Major debut in Chicago
11 seconds shy of tying personal best; Chepngetich, Turu win women's, men's races

(The Star) Athletics: Chepngetich, Ethiopian Tura top in Chicago Marathon
* The Kenyan led from start to finish, timing 2:22:31 to finish first ahead of the American duo of Emma Bates and Sarah Hall
* 2018 Berlin Half Marathon champion Eric Kiptanui clocked 2:06:51 to finish third in the men's race
(Daily Nation) Ruth Chepng'etich wins Chicago Marathon
* Chepng'etich, who is also the world marathon champion, beat Emma Bates who finished second in 2:24:20 while Sara Hall finished third in 2:27:19
* In the men's race, Ethiopia's Seifu Tura won in 2:06:12 as Galen Rupp settled second in 2:06:35

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Ethiopia's Seifu Tura wins men's 2021 Chicago Marathon title
Tura is the first Ethiopian men's winner since 2012, as Kenyan 2019 world champion Ruth Chepngetich dominated the women's race

Athletics: Generali Munich Marathon: Another Major German Race Goes Ahead
Marathon triumph for Hirschhäuser and Harrer in Munich’s Olympic Stadium

(Inside the Games) Triathlon:Race-fixing claims add to Triathlon Australia crisis after Tokyo 2020 failure
Triathlon Australia, already under fire following its failure to win an Olympic medal, is at the centre of fresh controversy after being accused of fixing races in the build-up to Tokyo 2020

(The Guardian) Athletics: How the Boston Marathon is helping a city reckon with a troubled racial past
The Boston Marathon is taking steps to ensure unsung Black and brown running heroes will receive overdue recognition and runners of color will feel more welcome to the community

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 341: Julie Culley – 2012 Olympian and Sports Marketing Manager at Brooks on Career and Motherhood
Julie Culley is currently the Sports Marketing Manager for Brooks Running. Before that position, Julie was the Director of Track and Field and Cross Country for Georgetown University. Before coaching, Julie ran professionally and made the 2012 Olympics in the 5000m. Her husband and her also own 5 specialty run stores called Pacers. She has had an inside look at the sport in so many different areas

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chicago Marathon to crown new champions
* Third race of the World Marathon Majors gets underway
* With 2019 winners Cherono and Kosgei out, focus will be on Kipyego and Chepng’etich
* Chicago Marathon,Abott World Marathon Majors, Brigid Kosgei, Sara Hall, Dickson Chumba

(Times-Colonist) Athletics: Royal Victoria half-marathon, 8K race set for Sunday

(Sporting News) Athletics: Boston Marathon 2021 start time, route, qualifying times, list of past winners

(Women's Running*) Athletics: Statue Honoring Boston’s First Female Finisher, Bobbi Gibb, Unveiled
Future runners of the Boston Marathon will pass by a life-size statue of Bobbi Gibb—the first woman to run Boston back in 1966

Bank of America Chicago Marathon - IL
NBC5 Chicago
How to Watch the 2021 Chicago Marathon

Boilermaker 15K - Utica, NY

Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10-Miler - Philadelphia, PA

Royal Victoria Marathon - BC

  October 9, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(AP) Drugs in Sport: WADA revokes Moscow anti-doping laboratory’s license

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Geoffrey Kirui looks to upstage opponents in Boston
* Boston Marathon will be held just a day after Chicago race
* The former champion returns to competition on Monday after long spell out
(The Star) Kenyan runners set to continue hot World Majors streak at Boston
* The 125th edition of the marathon will be held only 24 hours after the Chicago Marathon
* Two-time champion Edna Kiplangat will battle with an Ethiopian contingent comprising Mare Dibaba and Netsanet Gudeta
* In the men's race, Leonard Barsoton will be targeting a podium finish on his debut in the full marathon

(NY Times) Athletics: Overlooked No More: Violet Piercy, Pioneering Marathoner
he established herself as one of the first known female endurance runners in Britain in 1926, a time when women were not permitted to compete in long-distance races.

(AI) Athletics: Royal Victoria Marathon got its groove back; happens Sunday with 4000 participants in downtown Victoria

(WA) Athletics: Kipyego and Chepngetich target Chicago Marathon crowns

(RRW) Athletics: After Long COVID Year and Knee Surgery, Stinson Ready For Boston Marathon
Parker Stinson may be the only man in the elite field for Monday's Boston Marathon who wasn't able to train for eight months last year

(Newsweek) Athletics: International Olympic Committee Reform Needed Now More Than Ever
Jim Ryun, former Olympian

(The Independent) Athletics: Phil Sesemann excited to harness London Marathon breakthrough on road to Paris Olympics
Exclusive interview: The Leeds-based athlete finished seventh overall as the top Briton on his 26.2 mile debut last weekend, finishing in 2:12:58

(Kenyans) Athletics: Former World Record Holder Renounces Kenyan Citizenship
Details have now emerged that former Africa Cross Country record holder, Caroline Chepkoech, renounced her Kenyan citizenship to represent little-known Kazakhstan in track events

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Putin orders Sports Ministry to settle reinstatement issues with WADA and World Athletics
The Russian Sports Ministry is now set to present a report regarding RUSADA’s reinstatement process before March 30, 2022, as well as a report on RusAF’s membership reinstatement progress before December 26, 2022

Baltimore Running Festival - Baltimore, MD

  October 8, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: All you need to know about the 2021 Boston Marathon
Two-time Boston marathon champion Lelisa Desisa returns to Boston and is among the favourites in the men’s race while local star Des Linden tops one of the finest women’s field

(Runner's World) Athletics: Galen Rupp Is Back in Chicago and Ready for Redemption
He clears the air about that scuffle with Eliud Kipchoge in Sapporo—and says the past six weeks have gone much better than his Olympic buildup

(USTFCCA) Athletics: Weekend Preview: October 8-10

(Real Sports Podcast) Athletics: Host Max Gershberg catches up with running prodigy Mary Cain from January 2021
Mary reacts to her former coach Alberto Salazar’s suspension being upheld. Mary talks about her inspirations to create her nonprofit, Atalanta NYC and what her goals are personally and professionally

(Bangkok Post) Drugs in Sport: Sports doping watchdog says Thaiand, 2 other Asian nations 'non-compliant'

(Tri247) Triathlon: Helen Jenkins retires from pro racing to begin another chapter

(RRW) Athletics: Pro Marathon Contracts Explained
In advance of this weekend's Abbott World Marathon Majors extravaganza featuring the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday and the Boston Marathon on Monday, Race Results Weekly would like to offer this "explainer" on how pro marathon contracts work and how elite marathoners actually get paid for competing in top races

(Tri247) Triathlon: How to cycle faster, swim better and conquer pre-race nerves – with advice from Team GB
From Chris Hoy to Ellen White, British Olympians tell you how to up your sporting game

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Tuwei roots for smooth transition in athletics, warns rogue agents
* Burnout cited as a threat to careers of Kenyan athletes
* AK boss urges young runners to pursue careers in track before going to road races

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Necessary Anxiety of Marathon Week
A friendly reminder that worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy

(TWM) Athletics: Micaiah Ellis to Compete at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K
The race serves as both a redemption run and a chance at the Canadian U20 10K record

(Yahoo) Athletics: Olympic silver medallist Laura Muir targets Commonwealth gold for Team Scotland
Muir, Josh Kerr, Jake Wightman, Eilish McColgan, Jemma Reekie and Andy Butchart have all been chosen on the back of their performances at the Tokyo Olympics

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘It’s coming home’ – 17 hours of Kona this weekend

(WA) Athletics: Former refugee athlete Joar proves sport's power to change lives

(AW) Athletics: My Greatest Race: Paula Radcliffe
women’s long course race at the 2001 World Cross Country Champs in Ostend – a muddy performance which was built on sand

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Farah among Nike Oregon Project athletes WADA decide will face no further proceedings
he World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has ruled that no further proceedings are necessary against other individuals in the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) case

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Pro-transgender activists try to ‘bully’ university into sacking professor who questioned their views
Students erect posters around campus which call for the dismissal of Prof Kathleen Stock, claiming she is guilty of 'transphobia'
(The Critic) Smoked, but not fired
Trans activists at Sussex University have failed to get a female professor sacked

  October 7, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Olympic Pole Vault Champion Katie Nageotte On Leaving Her Comfort Zone And Trusting Her Gut To Win
"It takes a lot to get out of your comfort zone, especially in the pole vault. Because it is scary and because there is a fear element, you want to hold onto your comfort zone so badly...Changing things really is not easy"

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Kate Bazeley in search of 'magical race' at Chicago Marathon
St. John's runner, 37, expects personal-best time in World Marathon Major debu

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Blessing Okagbare: Nigerian sprinter charged with three anti-doping offences
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been charged with three offences by the Athletics Integrity Unit

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Dakotah Lindwurm – Mom Always Wins
Carrie chats with elite runner Dakotah Lindwurm! They talk about how she got into the sport, transitioning from being a hockey goalie to a runner, Hugh Jackman, finding her sweet spot in the marathon, her preparations for the upcoming Boston Marathon, and much more!

(Press Herald) Athletics: Race mistakes lead to Maine Marathon course record, three disqualifications
A volunteer improperly moved a barrier during the half marathon portion of the Maine Marathon and a typo led organizers to believe Abby Hamilton was just shy of breaking a record

(Podium Runner) Running: No, Running Doesn’t Wear Down Your Cartilage. It Strengthens Your Joints.
A new analysis of numerous studies sheds light on how, contrary to popular belief, running may actually build stronger cartilage. Here's what that means for training on arthritic joints

(Team Scotland) Athletics: Eilish McColgan: In My Own Words

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tusker, NOC-K finally fete Kenyan Olympians in Eldoret
* Jepkosgei, who now nurtures upcoming athletes at Kapchemoiywo Athletics Training Camp, said that when your retire one has to focus on other things in life
* Former 3,000m steeplechase world champion Milcah Chemos, who has just completed her degree in sports management, also urged athletes to think of life after retirement
* Kipchoge, tackling the mental health topic urged athletes to always keep their eyes on the goal

(The Star) Athletics: Champions Cherono, Kosgei out as Chumba, Kiplagat join Chicago race
* The changes also saw 17 athletes added while the prize money was slashed by half.
* Chumba (2:04:32) will be joined by Reuben Kipyego (2:03.55), who finished second at the Milano Marathon in April, behind champion Titus Ekiru

(EA) Athletics: Men’s and women’s European Athlete of the Year finalists announced

(Gary Cohen Running) Athletics: Reynaldo Brown Interview

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NJCAA Cross Country National Coaches’ Polls – October 6

  October 6, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(RRW) Athletics: Sisson Out of TCS New York City Marathon
(RRW) Athletics: Sisson Out of TCS New York City Marathon
According to a post on her Instagram account, the New Balance-sponsored athlete has been unable to train due to a knee injury

(Runner's World) Athletics: After Her Best Season and a Summer of Pacing, 800-Meter Runner Chanelle Price Retires
She wanted to go out on a high note

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson shares Paris 2024 plan: “History will be made”
Following a rocky 2021 season the American sprinter shares she has Olympic ambitions on her mind

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

(Canadian Immigrant) Athletics: Blazing a trail: Somali-Canadian Mohammed Ahmed brings home an Olympic medal
Somalia-born Mohammed “Mohspeed” Ahmed channels inspiration, talent and focus to bring home an Olympic medal

(RRW) Athletics: Embracing The Taper, Pagano Ready For Marathon Debut In Chicago
For two months this summer Sarah Pagano has been grinding out the miles in the thin air and abundant sunshine of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., preparing for her marathon debut at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday

(Baltimore Marathon) Athletics: The 2021 Baltimore Running Festival Is A Cupless Race
Runners Are Required To Carry Their Own Water Bottle During The Race And Bring It To The Start Line Filled And Ready To Go

(BBC) Athletics: Raven Saunders: Olympic shot putter on the pandemic, mental health, and taking a stand in Tokyo
Standing on the podium in Tokyo with an Olympic silver medal round her neck, Raven Saunders wanted to make a powerful statement

(Outside Online) Athletics: How On Is Taking the Running World by Storm
The upstart Swiss company is shaking things up with an unorthodox cushioning system and an emphasis on grassroots marketing

Athletics: Popular Half Marathon Returns To Live Start Line
Over 2,000 Competitors Returned to the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben

(AA) Athletics: Istanbul Marathon to be run in early November
N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon set for Nov. 7, event features 42K, 15K races

(View the Vibe) Athletics: The Next, World’s Fastest Man

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Who’s included? Views of the report on transgender participation in sport
In response to the findings of the review for the British sports councils, two campaigners give their contrasting responses

(Olympic Channel) Women in Sport: Elinor Barker: Team GB cyclist reveals she won Tokyo silver medal while pregnant
The two-time Olympic medallist, who won silver in the women’s team pursuit event at this summer’s Games, took to social media to share the news that was she was expecting

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Kanazawa Marathon to Go Ahead on Oct. 31

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Eilish McColgan targets Commonwealth Games medals after Team Scotland confirmation for Birmingham 2022
A casual assessment of the wagering odds would firmly push Eilish McColgan’s chips next summer in the direction of the Commonwealth Games

(Triathlete Magazine) Triathlon: Commentary: IMWC, Don’t Leave!
The stories, legends, and ghosts of Kona are the soul of the Ironman World Championship. To move it would strip away the event’s essence

  October 5, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Jamaica's Carter tests positive, faces disciplinary hearing

(CBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya working on memoir about running success, experiences as intersex woman
'Silence All the Noise' shares Olympic champion's eligibility battles to race

(RRW) Athletics: Changes Announced for Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field
Key scratches in the men's competition include Ethiopia's Getaneh Molla (2:03:34 personal best), Bahrain's Hassan El Abbassi (2:04:43), Kenya's Joel Kimurer (2:05:19) and Laban Korir (2:05:54), and Japan's Masato Kikuchi (2:07:20)

Athletics: Scottish Star to Race in Canadian 10K Championships
Scottish International Sarah Inglis has been invited to compete in the Canadian 10k Championships October 17th

(Daily Star) Running: Ultramarathon runner dies after collapsing during six-day race
One of the world's toughest races, the Marathon des Sables, has been tainted by tragedy following he death of a competitor who suffered a cardiac arrest in the dunes of Merzouga

(Clean Sport Collective) Athletics: Episode #95: Kate Grace, US Champion and Olympian in the 800m

(WA) Athletics: Lessons for life – Olympic hurdler Miss Knight and the power of teaching

(Runner's World) Athletics: Bahrain’s Kalkidan Gezahegne Breaks the 10K World Record
She beat the previous world record of 29:43, set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in 2017, by five seconds

(NY Times*) Athletics: Can a Mantra Make You Run Faster? This Olympic Medalist Has No Doubt.
“I love these words and phrases because usually they start in practice or in conversation,” Courtney Frerichs said. Those words and phrases helped her win a silver medal.

(Runner's World) Athletics: An Unpredictable COVID-19 Situation Creates New Challenges for Race Directors
Registration numbers are low, while emotions are running high

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya confirms bid for 2025 World Championships
* Nairobi has hosted both the world Under-18 and Under-20 world championships in the last four years, but faces a string of high-profile rivals including Tokyo, which staged the Olympic Games in July
* Africa has never hosted the World Athletics (WA) premier showpiece, which was first contested in Helsinki, Finland in 1983
* Kenyan sports minister Amina Mohammed first announced the country's bid for the 2025 world championships in Doha in September 2019

(BBC) Women in Sport: Eilish McColgan: 'I can choose training times, other women can't'
British 5,000m record holder Eilish McColgan would be wary about doing training runs after dark

(Runner's World) Athletics: Everything You Need to Know About the Chicago Marathon
Before race day arrives on October 10, read up on the history of the Windy City’s epic event

(The Star) Athletics: Chepngetich star attraction in this week's Chicago Marathon
* Chepng'etich will be seeking to bounce back after a dismal showing at the Tokyo Olympics in August where she failed to finish in a race
* The 27-year-old will be up against Sara Hall of the USA, Emma Bates, Lindsay Flanagan and USA’s Keira D’Amato

(Runner's World) Athletics: An Unpredictable COVID-19 Situation Creates New Challenges for Race Directors
Registration numbers are low, while emotions are running high

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4
NCAA & NJCAA XC National Athletes of the Week

(Runner's Worrld) Athletics: Everything You Need to Know About the Boston Marathon
The 2021 race will look different from years past, and not just because it’s being held in October

  October 4, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(RRW) Athletics: Comrades Marathon To Be Next Held in August of 2022
South Africa's Comrades Marathon, the world's largest ultra, has never before been held later than July 14, and that will be 70 years ago in 2022

(Fast Women) Athletics: A record five women break 2:19 in London Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: Charlotte Purdue happy with personal best after Tokyo Olympics omission
It has proven to be a year of two very different halves for Charlotte Purdue

(Slovak Spectator) Athletics: Runners from Kenya and Ethiopia dominate Košice marathon. Women broke records
The best Slovak marathon runners were Tibor Sahajda and Sylvia Sebestian
(CRS) Athletics: Bandits Elite to Battle at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K

Athletics: World Champions Crowned in London
Inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships produced a flurry of fast times

(NY Times) Athletics: A Prank Gift Propels an Underdog to New Heights in the Marathon
Keira D’Amato thought her dreams of a professional running career were over. Now, as a 36-year-old mother of two, she’s a podium contender at the Chicago Marathon

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(AW) Athletics: Training with Kipchoge led to London breakthrough, says Sesemann
First British man home in Sunday’s marathon says thanks to his No.1 running companion

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon: Sisay Lemma wins but did victory wave cost him $25,000?
Ethiopian wins but just misses out on extra bonus payment - Jepkosgei takes women’s race in seventh fastest time ever

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2021: Junior doctor Phil Sesemann first British male to finish
What a way to celebrate your birthday.

(Reuters) Athletics: Beijing to resume marathon after one-year COVID-19 suspension

  October 3, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(VMLM) Athletics: Rising star Jepkosgei confirms her promise
Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei takes Virgin Money London Marathon elite women’s title ahead of two-time winner Brigid Kosgei
Lemma’s London breakthrough
Ethiopian celebrates biggest win of his career at 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon
Purdue proves point as Sesemann seizes his chance
Spotlight on the best of British at the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

Athletics: Hrezi and Fulton Win 2021 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Titles
St. Paul’s Danny Docherty Wins His Third Race of the Weekend with 10 Mile Victory

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Onchari, Chepkoech shine in Nyamira 10km race
* The county government of Nyamira is sponsoring the races in partnership with Nyanza South Athletics Kenya (AK)
"We have been supporting athletes for many years. It is exciting to see fresh athletes coming up to train to ensure they place Kenya at the top of the world map" said Nyanza South AK Chairman Peter Angwenyi

(Irish Times) Athletics: Clohisey and Ross claim National Marathon titles
(Iirish Post) In pictures: Irish Olympian Clohisey and Ross win Belfast City Marathon

(RRW) Athletics: Jepkosgei, Lemma Take Virgin Money London Marathon Wins
The second-ever fall edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon today ended with victories for Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei and Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma, both first-time winners

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2021: Joyciline Jepkosgei wins women's race as Brigid Kosgei struggles
Joyciline Jepkosgei took Kenyan compatriot and world-record holder Brigid Kosgei's London Marathon title as the full-scale race returned
(The Guardian) London Marathon: Lemma wins men’s race, Jepkosgei takes women’s event
Lemma and Jepkosgei prove too good for competition - Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär win wheelchair events
(The Telegraph) London Marathon 2021: Joyciline Jepkosgei wins women's race; Sisay Lemma takes men's title
(The Independent) Jepkosgei celebrates victory after setting fastest time
Joyciline Jepkosgei gained the title of London Marathon 2021 winner for the women’s elite race on Sunday (3 October).
The 27-year-old finished in first place after crossing the line in two hours 17 minutes and 43 seconds, winning by 15 seconds.
Jepkosgei, who told SNTV she was “excited” for her win, also made it to the all-time list as the seventh fastest woman ever in the capital’s race.

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Margaret Chelimo breaks world 10km record in Valencia
* In 2019, Chelimo bagged silver in the 5,000m during the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, but did not get a chance to represent the country during the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
* The men’s category saw Norway’s Zerei Kbrom win in 27:39 ahead of Kenyan Collins Koros, who clocked 27:41, while Ronald Kirui was placed third after clocking 27:56

(Detroit Free Press) Athletics: Annual Detroit Free Press marathon reimagined due to continued Canada border restrictions

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Nagoya Women’s Marathon Announces $250,000 USD Prize Money for 2022 Winner

(Sex-Matters) Women in Sport: Inclusion or Fairness: New Guidance for Sport in the UK
Sex Matters response to the Sports Council Equality Group Guidance on Transgender Inclusion

(Japan Today) Athletics: Japan bids to host 2025 world athletics championships

Virgin Money London Marathon - UK

  October 2, 2021    [Links load in new window]

Athletics: Docherty Wins Today’s Men’s Races as Marathon Weekend Returns
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Commences with Saturday Events

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why Has the American Record in the Women’s Marathon Stood for So Long?>A?
The U.S. has produced only a single sub-2:20 female marathoner—Deena Kastor. But that could change soon

(The Federalist) Women in Sport: With New Campaign, Michelob Says Women Should Be Seen, Not Heard
Against an overwhelming cultural tide of transgender ideology, female athletes are being sidelined, silenced, and demoralized.

(KTSM) Athletics: Olympic gold medalist, UTEP graduate Emmanuel Korir returns to El Paso

(WA) Athletics: High school teachers and a disused ice hockey arena – Warner’s unorthodox path to Olympic gold

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon’s ‘electric’ return an important step towards normality
The biggest mass participation event since lockdown will also feature some fascinating elite races on the capital’s streets

(Track Alerts) Athletics: The greatest track and field coach of all time
I believe the phrase, greatest of all time, is a big part of the American sports lexicon. How do we define great coaching, much less greatest coach? I think we first have to put the emphasis on professional coaching

(Jamaica Gleaner) Drugs in Sport: Major US agency probing Blessing Okagbare anti-doping case
A major United States law enforcement agency is now pursuing the anti-doping case involving provisionally suspended Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter

( Athletics: Why a world record set in the Boston Marathon wouldn’t officially count
There are two factors that keep Boston off official lists

(BBC) Athletics:London Marathon 2021: All you need to know
The London Marathon returns to the city's streets for the first full-scale staging of the race in more than two years on Sunday

(The Star) Athletics: Kosgei confident of London hat-trick bid despite Olympic strain
* Kosgei believes she is fit enough to be competitive in London this weekend.
* Kosgei is aiming to become only the second female runner after Germany's Katrin Dorre-Heinig (1992-94) to win three successive London Marathons

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Charlotte Purdue says running for Great Britain has been tainted by Olympic snub
'If this year has taught me anything it's not to pay attention to selection policies... they don't really mean anything,' Purdue said
(The Guardian) Charlotte Purdue feels running for Team GB ‘tainted’ after Olympics snub
Purdue was expected to get UK Athletics pick for Japan - ‘It’s an honour to run for GB but I won’t forget this whole year’
(Daily Mail) Charlotte Purdue keen to prove a point in the London Marathon after using the pain of her Tokyo Olympics snub to prepare for Sunday's race
* Charlotte Purdue was 'deeply hurt' after being left out of the Tokyo Olympics
* Purdue claims she was snubbed because of an improper selection process
* The 30-year-old is the fourth fastest British woman to ever run 26.2 miles

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Roger Kingdom relives journey from Olympic gold to Super Bowl ring: Speed can be taught
In an exclusive interview with two-time Olympic gold medallist and Super Bowl champion Roger Kingdom talks gold medal winning moments, the art of coaching and what it's like to be up close and personal with NFL great Tom Brady

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Parchment aims for Paris Olympics
Jamaica’s Olympic 110m hurdles champion Hansle Parchment is planning to extend his athletics career for three more years

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk reflects on mental struggles during disappointing Tokyo 2020 Games
The South African star and 400m world record holder admits: "I know that my mind was not centred, and that can set you back."

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Recap: October 1-3


  October 1, 2021    [Links load in new window]

It is time to choose: How a new transgender guidance policy shifts the conversation and demands difficult decisions
The UK Sports Councils have released guidelines on transgender participation in sport, following an exhaustive and comprehensive review process. The two key points made are: 1) to confirm that the current policy that suppresses testosterone for twelve months is not fit for purpose, because advantages are retained even after testosterone is reduced, and 2) that "categorization by sex is lawful" (it also states that this categorization remains the most useful and functional division relative to sporting performance.

(WA) Athletics: US$250,000 on offer for winner of 2022 Nagoya Women’s Marathon

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 340: Meaghan Murray – Sub-three hour marathon dream achieved
Meaghan is the co-founder of Big Run Media which works with races and endurance events and helps companies come up with creative strategies and branding deliveries. One of the partners that they work with is the Donna Marathon which is how I met Meaghan

Athletics: African athletes aim for course record TCS Amsterdam Marathon
Le Champion, the organiser of de TCS Amsterdam Marathon, has registered Tamirat Tola, Leul Gebresilase, Laban Korir and Jonathan Korir for the coming edition on Sunday October 17.

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Kosgei and Kitata face tough test in London

(Daily Nation) Athletics: London Marathon: Ekiru eager to make grand entry to big stage
* Ekiru has been training in Kapsabet, Nandi County at the Stanley Biwott Nike camp and wants to lower his personal best time of 2 hours, 02 minutes and 57 seconds
* Ekiru said that he had high hopes of participating in the Olympic Games but a nagging knee injury locked him out
* In 2021, he won the Milano City Marathon in a new course record of 2:02:57 and is now looking forward to improving it as he focuses on running the fastest time in the world

(BBC) Running: London Marathon: Bone marrow recipient runs with donor who saved her life
Without Vicky Lawrence, Elliott Brock might never have signed up for the London Marathon. Without Elliott, Vicky would not have even made it to the startline

(Irish Times) Athletics: Start line finally in sight for Belfast City Marathon
Welcome return of first mass participation sporting event since the pandemic began

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Preview: October 1-3

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