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    October 31, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week

(Women's Running) Athletics: The NAU Women’s Cross-Country Team is Leveling Up
The Northern Arizona University women’s squad has long lived under the shadow of an extraordinarily successful men’s team. Until now

Athletics The Vancouver Sun Run is set to hit the streets of Vancouver in 2023 with a new presenting partner
Approaching its 39th year, the annual Vancouver Sun Run will be returning to the streets of Downtown Vancouver with a brand new Presenting Partner – Kal Tire

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

(Tri247) Triathlon: WTCS Bermuda 2022: Date, start times and how to watch live

Athletics Olympic Champion Stefano Baldini pays tribute to Frankfurt winner Brimin Misoi
When the victory ceremonies in the Festhalle were well and truly over and all of the 7,946 finishers had left the arena, Brimin Misoi, winner of the men’s title at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, received a surprise but particularly welcome honour

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan: 'Wee sniff' of success gives Scot hope of global medal
Eilish McColgan says "having a wee sniff" of major success this year has finally given her belief that a global medal is within her capabilities

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala changes tack to capture world 100m title
* Omanyala said his main focus this year is the the World Athletics Championships slated from August 19 to 27 in Budapest, Hungary
* Omanyala said he attained the peak quite early this year, which saw him running a world lead of 9.85 seconds when winning at the Kip Keino Classic
* Omanyala holds the national and Africa record in 100m of 9.77 from his second placing at last year’s Kip Keino Classic at Kasarani

((EA) Athletics: Lahti dominates in Mol on the road to the SPAR European Cross Country Championships

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics Relays Guangzhou 23 to be postponed to 2025






    October 30, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Jerusalem Post) Triathlon: Israeli triathlete becomes first Israeli to compete in Saudi Arabia
"Shahar came to make professional history and not just diplomatic history," said the triathlete's coach
(Stuff NZ) Triathlon: Former New Zealand Olympic triathlete Shane Reed dies
Former New Zealand triathlete Shane Reed has died at 49 after reportedly having brain cancer

Athletics Kenyan Double thanks to Brimin Misoi and Selly Kaptich, Hendrik Pfeiffer is German star with seventh place in Frankfurt Heatwave
The heatwave put a brake on what might have been a crop of personal bests on the traditionally fast course but one record was set: temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius towards the end of the elite race made this the warmest Frankfurt Marathon in 33 years

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: Why the Fight Against Doping Is Tedious But Necessary
The complexity of doping rules in endurance sports can be alienating for fans. But what’s the alternative?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chelimo, Chepkech win 'chaotic' StanChart Nairobi Marathon
* Chelimo hopes to compete at the Honolulu Marathon in December. Kigen, who finished eighth in 2017, was satisfied with his performance
* I really couldn’t challenge Chelimo well since a tendon injury had not healed well,” said Kigen, who trains in Kapng’etuny, Uasin Gishu County

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Jake Wightman hailed by Eilish McColgan as he lands Scottish Athlete of the Year award
In what has been a vintage season for the sport north of the border, Jake Wightman has been named 4J Scottish Athlete of the Year

(Capital FM) Athletics: Sheila Chepkech, Elias Kemboi clinch StanChart Marathon honors
Elias Kemboi and Sheila Chepkoech clinched the top honors at Sunday’s StanChart Marathon, winning the men and women’s races in convincing fashion
Commonwealth silver medalist Simiu battles flu to win StanChart men’s half marathon
Commonwealth Games 10,000m silver medalist Daniel Simiu says he had to battle a stubborn flu for two weeks in the run-up to the men’s 21km race at Sunday’s StanChart Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Misoi and Kaptich take Frankfurt Marathon titles

(BBC) Athletics: Dublin Marathon: Morocco's Taoufik Allam and Ethiopia's Nigist Muluneh secure wins
Morocco's Taoufik Allam and Ethiopian Nigist Muluneh clinched victory at the Dublin Marathon

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: We will make doping a very expensive crime, says Sports CS Ababu
With the escalating doping scourge threatening to drag Kenya’s rich athletics prowess in the mud, new Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has vowed to make it ‘an expensive crime’ for anyone caught in the web of drug cheating

Irish Life Dublin Marathon - Dublin, Ireland
Webcast

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon - Frankfurt, Germany

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon - Nairobi. Kenya






    October 29, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: Red flag raised as doping situation goes from worse to worst
* Sports Cabinet Secretary, Ababu Namwamba, is the latest among prominent Kenyans to raise their voices in the burgeoning crisis that is rapidly entrenching roots
*"Kenya is in the midst of a doping crisis. This year alone, there have been no less than 30 cases of doping which threatens to tarnish the good and shining image of Kenya as a sporting nation,"— Namwamba

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Frankfurt Marathon: Selly Chepyego sets out on a mission
* Chepyego, who trains in Kaptagat, Elgeyo Marakwet County under the Global Sports Communication stable, is confidence that she will run an impressive race as she seeks to lower her personal best of two hours, 21 minutes, and nine seconds
* Frankfurt Marathon returns this year after a two-year break due to Covid-19 pandemic

(Stripes) Athletics: Frank Shorter, in DC for Marine Corps Marathon, reflects on 1972 Olympic win and its aftermath

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jeptoo, Jepkorir go hunting in StanChart Nairobi Marathon
* The race will start at Carnivore grounds at 6.45am, then the athletes will to the Southern Bypass towards Ole Sereni and Nairobi National Park before the making a turn at Hari/ICD Industrial Park

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: How Andre De Grasse is turning a 19.62-second sprint into a brand for the long run

(WA) Athletics: Going behind the scenes at WCH Oregon22 with heptathlete Hawkins

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Why an Australian woman does NOT want transgenders competing against biological females who are being 'sacrificed on the altar of woke'
* Australian YouTube pundit Sydney Watson says trans women are not real women
* She argues there are fundamental biological differences that can't be erased
* It is sad if trans people can't play a sport but this is a small minority, she says
* Ms Watson says 'normal' people should not be dictated to by a small group

(NY Times) Running: The Most Recognizable New York Marathoner Returns Home
Yasuhiro Makoshi, 70, is a fixture of New York’s food and running scenes. On Nov. 6, he’ll be running his 36th New York City Marathon, his first as a visitor

(AW) Athletics: Frankfurt promises fast times
Betesfa Getahun and Selly Kaptich lead the entries for the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon this weekend

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Top 10 richest Kenyan athletes
Kipchoge Keino is among the top 10 richest athletes despite retiring from the track several years ago

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans bound to face stiff competition at Frankfurt Marathon
* enya's Martin Kosgey will line up as the third fastest in the field with a lifetime best of 2:06:41. Kosgey placed second at the 2018 edition of the Frankfurt Marathon
* Kosgey is a regular in the Frankfurt event having finished second in 2016, fourth in 2017, second in 2018 and fourth in the 2019 edition

Desjardins Great Big Cookie Run 5K - Ottawa, ON

Russell Run - Russell, ON






    October 28, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 421: Dr. Stacy Sims – Training Through Perimenopause and Menopause
Dr. Stacy Sims is a forward thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise and nutrition and performance for women. She has contributed to so many international publications and is super well known in the sports industry. She has published over 70 peer reviewed papers, several books including the book Roar. Roar is a book for any woman who wants to learn about their cycle and how to train and race at any time of the month to your fullest potential. Stacy had the Ted Talk “Women are not Small Men”

(KCUR) Women in Sport: Governor candidates Kelly and Schmidt split over a Kansas transgender sports ban
Republican Derek Schmidt says a new law is needed to make sports reserved for girls and women fair. But Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, who twice vetoed such a bill, says it's not a real issue

(WA) Athletics: Biel: Anything is possible through sport
On 28 October, the Olympic Refuge Foundation and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team will be honoured with the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: How British Rowing fell victim to radical trans ideology
Governing body accused of a ‘failure of leadership’ by former US Olympic rower Dr Mary O’Connor over its ‘indefensible’ transgender policy

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: One woman's mission to end abuse in Kenyan athletics
Deaths of Agnes Tirop and Damaris Muthee Mutua have prompted Mary Ngugi to establish a new, women-only running club

Athletics: Kaptich headlines Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday
Selly Kaptich says Japanese links strengthened her as athlete and person

(The Star) Athletics: Gatua, Sagoo eye better results in Western series
* In one of the most congested calendars, the duo will be chasing titles in the western circuit, where six meetings will be played six days ahead of Golfer of the Year (GOTY) Ladies Open in Eldoret on Sunday
* Playing off handicap 21, she revealed that she has had good training at Eldoret Golf Club alongside Sagoo as a way of sharpening her skills for the marathon series

(Daily Signal) Women in Sport: Vermont Family Accuses School District of Retaliating Against Them for Pushing Back Against Biological Male in Girls’ Locker Room






    October 27, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Paris set to host World Triathlon Test Event in build-up to 2024 Olympics

(USTFCCA) Athletics: NCAA DI Cross Country Conference Championships Preview

(NYRR) Athletics: Weini Kelati and Drew Hunter Aim to Defend Titles at 2022 USATF 5K Championships on Saturday, November 5
More than 10,000 runners to follow in footsteps of professional athletes by racing the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K

(WA) Athletics: Yehualaw, from 'edge of the world' to on top of it

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Complete Sports Training Centre: The future of Kenyan athletics?
* Various camps have mushroomed in the region over the years but there is a new kid on the block, Complete Sports Athletics Training Centre, which hosts a number of upcoming and professional athletes

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 419: Meghann Featherstun, CSSD; 6 Minute PR in Chicago & the Lowdown on Fueling for the Marathon
Meghann Featherstun is a sports dietitian and is hugely passionate about performance fuel for your life. She has been on this podcast before talking about all things nutrition for runners. That was episode 401. She is very passionate about carbohydrates and how to fuel before a marathon and during the marathon. She breaks that down in this episode

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Nnenna Lynch – There’s A Magic That Happens
Carrie chats with Nnenna Lynch, a 5-time NCAA champion and the Chairwoman-nominee of the New York Road Runners board of directors! They chat about her new role, her time at Villanova and Oxford, the important work she does with her company (Xylem Projects), how she is dealing with EILO (exercise induced laryngeal obstruction), and much more!

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Run clean, win fair: Strict measures to ensure integrity of StanChart Marathon
Organisers of this Sunday’s StanChart Marathon have revealed they will enact measures to ensure only rightful and honest winners are rewarded at the annual road race

(AW) Athletics: A new PB or shoe PB?
The times are dropping faster than the record books can handle, but is it all about the shoes? Robbie Britton reflects on his faster times in faster shoes

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Brian Robinson, first Briton to win Tour de France stage, dies aged 91
Yorkshireman was the first British rider to finish Tour de France in 1955

(AW) Athletics: Navigating the world of social media and athlete interviews
Verity Ockenden on the tightrope athletes walk between online self-promotion and self-harm, plus why honesty is the best policy when it comes to meeting the media






    October 26, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(NBC) Athletics: ‘I belong here’: Kenny Bednarek on being overlooked, Olympic dental scare, adoption

(WA) Athletics: Fantini and Mori spinning new golden era for Italian hammer throwers

(Outkick) Women in Sport: Trans High School Volleyball Player Uses Vicious Spike Which Seriously Injured Female Opponent In ‘Highlight Reel’

(NYRR) Athletics" 2022 TCS New York City Marathon App to Debut Livestreaming of All Pro Races in Their Entirety
Powered by Tata Consultancy Services, the App Has a New ‘Second Screen’ Feature that Also Lets Fans Track and Watch Their Favorite Athletes at Key Points on the Course

Athletics N Kolay Istanbul Marathon set for November:6th
stanbul Marathon targets Turkish Allcomers' Record

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud to warm up for Olympics with Boston, New York races
* Kipchoge beat other nominees, including track stars Beatrice Chebet (5000m) and Emmanuel Korir (800m) both of whom claimed Diamond League trophies in the 2022 season finale held in Zurich, and Hellen Obiri who successfully defended her Great North Run title the same month. Malkia Strikers opposite attacker Sharon Chepchumba who was Kenya’s top scorer at the World Championships in the Netherlands

(BBC) Athletics: Agnes Tirop: Family await justice a year on from Kenyan runner's murder
A year on from the murder of Agnes Tirop, her parents Vincent and Dinah are still desperately waiting - and hoping - for justice

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Some athletes to blame for aiding doping, declares Yego
* Korir said, on the bright side, the number of athletes caught violating anti-doping rules proves that the system is working
* Many of the Kenyan athletes banned were found to have used Norandrosterone and Triamcinolone
Doping: Kenya still in ICU, needs more State funding
* Kenya is classified in Category ‘A’ by WADA, the highest in terms of doping prevalence
* Speaking during the show, Korir revealed that there are cartels “who have pitched camp in various training camps and have been supplying drugs to innocent athletes” which has seen number of banned athletes rise sharply

(NY Times) Olympics:Hints of Russians’ Return to International Sports Rekindle Debate Over Their Exclusion
Thomas Bach, the leader of the International Olympic Committee, has said that sport needs to find a means for building peace and communication. His member organizations are saying, “Not yet.”

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Former London Marathon winner Jeptoo set for StanChart race
* Gitau disclosed that the winners of the full marathon will pocket Sh2 million, while top athletes in the half marathon and 21km wheelchair race will receive Sh300,000.
* The 10km and 42km corporate relay races winners will receive Sh200,000 and Sh 100,000 respectively

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘The toughest triathlon in the world’ – tackling Norseman head on






    October 25, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK vows to keep the fight against drug cheats alive
* AK noted that in the past week, they have undertaken a countrywide initiative to meet various coaches and athletes with the aim of equipping them with skills and knowledge that will aid in the fight against doping

(France24) Olympics: France to deploy 35,000 guards with 600,000 expected for Paris Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week

(WA) Athletics:From track to road – an air quality first in Zagreb

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: AK: Cartels to blame for rise in doping
* Head of Athletics Integrity Unit, Brett Clothier said the country needs to do more to fight the doping scourge
* Doping is not centralized in Kenya as compared to Russia where authorities were covering up, but Kenya is helping us to uncover those who are doing it

(SportsMax) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce reveals focus on running faster than ever. "Fast times that is what I am really chasing," she says

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Whole generation' of girls to lose out on medals due to 'ludicrous' trans sport policies, Olympians warn
Sharron Davies and Mara Yamauchi piled pressure on Sebastian Coe, the World Athletics chief, as he weighs up a new transgender policy

(The Mirror) Athletics: London Marathon website crashes as runners rush to find out 2023 ballot results
The ballot for the 2023 race closed in early October with the race always oversubscribed but runners are yet to find out if they are successful






    October 24, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Mirror) Women in Sport: Olympians slam 'bonkers' transgender policies and demand protection for women athletes
Former swimmer Sharron Davies has been a vocal critic of transwomen competing in female sporting events with a number of organisations weighing up their policies

(NBC) Drugs in Sport: Natalya Antyukh stripped of Olympic 400m hurdles title; Lashinda Demus in line for gold

(NYRR) Athletics: TCS New York City Marathon Announces Its Star-Studded Lineup
Ashton Kutcher, Ellie Kemper, Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes, Matt James, Tiki Barber, and Claire Holt among the celebrities to run in the TCS New York City Marathon

(Guardian NG) Athletics:Amusan’s world record ‘was something that had been brewing for a while,’ says ex-Jamaican track star

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies backs free speech and women's rights campaigners calling for Sport England's diversity chief to be fired for his role in 'Orwellian' transgender row
* Sport England is facing calls to sack its diversity champion, Aedan Wolton
* Wolton accused former colleague, Rachel Meade, of making 'transphobic' posts
* Complaint to Social Work England led to Meade being suspended from her job

(WA) Athletics: Gender leadership podcast: Lacena Golding-Clark

Athletics Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday with strong elite fields
Hendrik Pfeiffer and Laura Hottenrott added to German contingent

(Outside Online) Athletics: Patti Catalano Dillon Becomes Head Coach of Wings Elite Team for Native Runners
The Mi’kmaq runner and former world record holder will direct this program for elite Indigenous athletes, honoring both athletic talent and cultural heritage

(The Star) Athletics: Kandie happy to achieve target at Valencia Half Marathon
* Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha placed second in 58:32 as another Kenyan Daniel Mateiko settled for third in 58:40
* Meanwhile, at the Ljubljana Marathon, Ethiopia's Gebretsadik Adihana won the men's race in 2:06:09 to relegate Kenya's Langat Leonard to third in 2:08:04, behind another Ethiopian, Tesfay Ghebreab (2:07:12)

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mutai breaks Venice Marathon course record
This marks Mutai’s first win since winning his debut 42km race at the 2013 Mombasa Marathon in Kenya and it came with not only a personal best (PB) but also a new course record

(CBC) Athletics: Ben Flanagan lowers Canadian half-marathon record, holding off Cam Levins in Valencia
Kitchener, Ont., native's breakthrough season also features men's national 10K mark






    October 23, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Mawia and Kibet triumphant in Bydgoszcz

(AW) Athletics: Athletics Life Stories hits the airwaves
Chris Broadbent’s new podcast focuses on in-depth interviews with the sport’s leading athletes, coaches, administrators and media figures

(EdFirstNC) Women in Sport: HS Volleyball Player injured by Transgender Competitor in North Carolina
Cherokee County School Board moves to protect female athletes from "unfair advantage" and injury.

(WA) Athletics: 300 days to go - WCH Budapest 23

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Mutai wants PB at Venice Marathon
Mutai is now looking to redefine himself by attempting to get a ticket to the Budapest Worlds due Hungary next August when he runs at the Venice Marathon in Italy on Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie wins Valencia Half Marathon
* Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen won the race after timing 1:05:41 with Ethiopians Tsigie Gebreselama (1:05:46) and Hawi Feysa Gejia (1:06:00) placed second and third respectively
* Irene Kimais (1:07:12), Purity Komen (1:07:29), Vicoty Chepngeno (1:07:55) and Dorcas Kimeli (1:08:17) were sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th
(WA) Kandie and Klosterhalfen victorious in Valencia

(Daily Nation) Athletics: All eyes on Kandie in Valencia Half Marathon
* Kandie broke the world record in the 2020 edition of the race, timing 57:32 to win
(AW) Cairess leads British challenge in Valencia
British and world all-time half-marathon ranking lists are set for revision in the Spanish city on Sunday

(WA) Athletics: Bol, Duplantis and Ingebrigtsen named European athletes of the year

Valencia Half Marathon - Valencia, Spain






    October 22, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Irish Times) Drugs in Sport: Some truths about Kenyan runners adding up to one big lie
Such is the pace of recent doping offences it’s time to impose an outright ban on Kenyan athletics

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘If you’re not in those shoes, you’re doomed’ – Macca’s Kona view

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: AK ‘scared’ to fete athletes due to doping outbreak
Athletics Kenya (AK) have admitted they are ‘scared’ to organise a gala award for best-performing Kenyan athletes due to the increasing cases of doping affecting the country

(Gulf Today) Triathlon: 45 international federations to compete at World Triathlon Championship Finals in Abu Dhabi

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Preview: Great Racing Expected In Michigan & Washington

(WA) Athletics: Mawia and Akeyo head to Bydgoszcz for Cross Country Tour Gold
Toronto Women’s 8k/5k

Women's 10K - Edinburgh, Scotland






    October 21, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping: AK warns complicit coaches, officials
* Over 30 Kenyan athletes have been flagged down for various doping offences this year alon

(FanHubTF) Athletics: Analyzing My Best Season of XC - Allie Ostrander

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 418: Alicia Vargo – Running, Relationships, Grief, and Motherhood
Alicia Vargo ran for Stanford University. She is a two-time NCAA 10,000m champion and she finished 5th in the 2004 Olympic Trials in the 10,000m. More recently, she has transitioned to trail and mountain running. After the birth of her first daughter, she ran the Fastest Known Women’s Time for the Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyo

(WA) Athletics: Kwizera leads fields for Amorebieta

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Searching for a cure for the Kenyan doping epidemic
An unusually large number of runners from the east African nation have been suspended recently

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Keitany to be inducted into New York Marathon Hall of Fame
* That would be the turning point for Keitany, who was by then a half marathon specialist
* When she returned to training in 2009 after one-year maternity leave, her eyes were fixed on the full marathon
* She won the London Marathon in 2011

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Spare us Tom Daley's naive trans sermons
The ludicrous trend of appeasing a tiny minority at the expense of half the population is continuing throughout sport

(Washington Post) Athletics: Does running really wreck your knees?
Contrary to popular opinion, distance running rarely causes knee problems in runners, and often leaves joints sturdier and less damaged

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Marius Kipserem: Kenyan marathon runner gets three-year ban for use of EPO
Kenyan marathon runner Marius Kipserem has been handed a three-year ban from athletics following a doping violation

(The Standard) Marius Kipserem: Another Kenyan athlete slapped with a ban

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Sisson’s American Record Was Long In The Works>A?
“It felt like everything lined up perfectly,” Emily Sisson says of her 2:18:29 in Chicago






    October 20, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Science of Sport) Athletics: When Science Collides: The Blake Leeper Controversy Unpacked
The question as to whether disabled athletes with prosthetic limbs can compete in able-bodied events has been steeped in controversy since the days of Oscar Pistorius in 2009. But since American Blake Leeper hit the headlines in 2019 the debate has been re-ignited with two groups of scientists on opposing sides. We speak to one of the world's foremost biomechanical experts - Dr Peter Weyand, Professor of applied physiology and biomechanics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas - to break down his side of an intriguing15-year-old saga

(EA) Athletics: Women's European Athlete of the Year finalists for 2022 announced

(Universe Sports) Athletics: Conner Mantz: A story of starting lines, finish lines, and everything in between

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: ICONS Seeks Justice as Transgender Proposal Sinks Fairness in US Rowing

(Tri247) Triathlon: Non Stanford on the highs and lows of elite triathlon

(WA) Athletics: A pole vault journey that has seen Murto soar full circle

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Erica Stanley-Dottin – Still in the Game
Carrie chats with Erica Stanley-Dottin! Erica recently became the 25th Black American-born woman to break the 3 hour marathon barrier since 1973, so she joins Carrie to share all about her record setting day in Berlin, how she switched from sprinting to distance running, why being on that list is important to her, how she’s getting faster as she gets older, how menopause is something we need to talk more about, and so much more!

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 416: Sara Vaughn – The Chicago Marathon Experience
Today I am bringing you an awesome conversation with Sara Vaughn. This is the first episode in a series of Chicago Marathon recaps!
Sara is a PUMA Athlete and just finished the Chicago Marathon, placing 7th overall and the third American. She ran a PR as well! This was Sara’s third marathon. She is a 1500m runner turned marathoner.

(The Guardian) Athletics: McColgan’s records chalked off after Great Scottish Run course is 150m short
Eilish McColgan’s 10km road record times are invalidated - Organisers apologise for ‘human error’ in laying out course
(The Telegraph) 10,000m record wiped out because course was 150m short
Great Scottish Run organisers are forced to apologise and void 10k results after runners point out issues with the race distance






    October 19, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics: Voting now open for 2022 USATF Wing Awards and Athlete of the Year Awards

(The Star) Athletics: Mateiko seeks to lower his PB in Valencia this weekend>A?
* Mateiko added that after the race, he will take a short break before resuming training for the World Cross-country Championships in Bathurst, Australia
* He is also hoping to make a cut for the World Championships in Budapest, where he hopes to compete in the 10,000m

(BAA) Athletics: oston Marathon Champions, U.S. Olympians & Paralympians to Compete at 2022 B.A.A. Half Marathon
New England’s signature half marathon returns on Sunday, November 13, starting & finishing at Franklin Park in Boston

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Krzewina suspended by CAS for 15 months for whereabouts failure

(Women's SportsPoilcy Working Group) Women in Sport: Sport Regulators Must Restrict Female Sports Competition to Female Athletes and Provide Equitable, Inclusive Accommodations for Transgender Athletes Within the Women’s Sports Umbrella

(NY Times) Athletics: ’Tis the Season for Running Injuries. Here’s How to Avoid Them.
Shin splints. Achilles tendinitis. Runner’s knee. Injuries abound for runners, but a sports medicine doctor offers ways to prevent them

(WA) Athletics: World Indoor Tour calendar grows for 2023

(The Indepedent) Athletics: ‘It’s realistic’: Fred Kerley eyes Usain Bolt’s world record and urges friend CJ Ujah ‘to look forward’
Exclusive interview: The 100m world champion has discovered a passion for gardening in pursuit of greatness on the track

(The Mirror) Athletics: Eilish McColgan's 10,000m records struck off as Great Scottish Run course was too short
Eilish McColgan picked up a 10,000 metre British record at the Great Scottish Run earlier this month, but the achievement has now been wiped after the track was found to be too short

(Daily Signal) Women in Sport: Vermont School District Suspends Father of Girl Who Pushed Back Against Biological Male in Her Locker Room

(NY Times) Athletics: Dan Wieden, Adman of Nike ‘Just Do It’ Fame, Is Dead at 77
A mix of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, the self-effacing co-founder of the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy considered his success a “cosmic joke.”

(WA) Athletics:World Athlete of the Year 2022 – spotlight on the men’s nominees

(The Star) Athletics: Spotlight on women nominees for Athlete of the Year
* Peruvian racewalker Kimberly Garcia went into the World Championships as an outside bet for a medal but emerged as a double world champion who made sporting history for her country.
* Shericka Jackson had previously earned major relay titles and individual medals, but the Jamaican sprinter had never had a moment of glory to herself— until this year






    October 18, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Meldonium positives accounting for quarter of Russian doping cases in 2022
* Meldonium has been the most common prohibited drug used by Russian competitors in 2022, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has announced

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Two more Kenyan athletes suspended for alleged doping offence
Ibrahim Mukunga Wachira and Keneth Kiprop Renju have become the latest Kenyan athletes to be provisionally suspended for alleged doping offences.
(Daily Nation) No reprieve as two more Kenyans suspended for doping
* Close to 30 Kenyans athletes have been flagged down for various doping offences. The list could grow since more cases that are yet to be revealed are at the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK)
* In 2016, the country was placed in category A of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) compliance watch list

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport:New study shows physical differences in transgender female athletes

(Outside Online) Running: American Women Dominate the 2022 World Beer Mile Title
Thirteen countries battled in Belgium for this year’s Beer Mile World Championship. The most important rule? Don’t throw up

(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: David Walsh: Lance Armstrong’s punishment was ‘draconian and probably excessive, but that was on him
'The bloody-mindedness that underpinned his seven Tour victories was the same bloody-mindedness that led to the loss of all those Tours and the lifetime ban,' writes Irish journalist

(EA) Athletics: The Golden Tracks countdown is on. Who will be the winners in Tallinn?

(irish Times) Athletics: Concerns over Athletics Ireland imposing new running levy on non-members
Anyone not registered with an Irish athletics club will face an extra €2 on their entry, for each race their enter, starting from January

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Officials hold anti-doping forums for junior athletes
* Junior athletes’ national head coach Robert Ng’isirei said that the seminar is the right thing to do
* He also said that the Under-20 category of athletes is the right age where athletes get knowledge while in school and they need to know more about doping and its attendant problems

(Reuters) Olympics: IOC suspends Guatemala's Olympic committee






    October 17, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Track and Fielld News) Athletics: Joe Kovacs More Than Just Consistent
Although he values consistency at the top of his goals, Joe Kovacs added a barrier-breaking PR this year

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

(WA) Athletics: World Athlete of the Year 2022 – spotlight on the women’s nominees

(Daily Moniror) Athletics: Chesang breaks 21km national record in Delhi
In her first competitive 21km race, Chesang braved the humid conditions to post a time of one hour, eight minutes and 11 seconds in the Indian capital

(AIU) Drugs in Sport: Tampering andTtriamcinolone central to new Kenyan charges

(AC) Athletics: Hofbauer, Elmore capture national glory at 2022 Canadian Marathon Championships

(The Portsmouth News) Athletics: Great South Run crowns latest elite winners as Connor, Partridge and Burrough claim 2022 crowns
The 32nd edition of the Great South Run has crowned the popular event’s latest winners

(WA) Athletics: Brazil dominates at South American Games, Romero throws record






    October 16, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Race Report
Records were not threatened today at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon despite fast splits in the first 25km. But the racing was outstanding..

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Trevor Hofbauer captures third Canadian title at Toronto Marathon, Malindi Elmore wins women’s title

(Detroit Free Press) Athletics: Free Press Marathon: Californian Mary Beasley braves 'cold,' wins women's race
Novi's Ryan Corby repeats as men's winner

(RRW) Athletics: Adane, Kwambai Take TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Titles
In exciting races which featured multiple late-race lead changes, Ethiopia's Yihunilign Adane and Kenya's Antonina Kwambai won today's TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2:07:18 and 2:23:20, respectively, a World Athletics Elite Label road race

(CBC) Athletics: Trevor Hofbauer successfully defends Canadian men's title at Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Cruises to 2:11 finish while Malindi Elmore victorious in national marathon debut

(AI) Athletics: Malindi Elmore and Trevor Hofbauer 2022 Canadian champions at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Kipkemoi and Nyaga Win Inaugural Tokyo Legacy Half Marathon

Athletics Almaz Ayana pulverises course record TCS Amsterdam Marathon
Khalid Choukoud and Leonie Balter become Dutch marathon champions

(WA) Athletics: Ayana runs fastest ever women's marathon debut with 2:17:20 in Amsterdam

Athletics Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022 - wins for Regasa and Cheptai
Ethiopia’s Chala Regasa and Kenya’s Irine Cheptai took the honours at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022, a World Athletics Elite Label Race, when they crossed the line in 60:30 and 66.42 respectively on Sunday

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Nuttycombe Women — Tuohy Dominates In Tight Team Battle
Nuttycombe Men — Robinson’s Win Leads Stanford

(News Nine) Athletics: Fleet-footed champion, hard-nosed businessman, Haile Gebrselassie predicts a revolution in distance running courtesy new-age shoes

(Daily Natiom) Athletics: Kenyan Irene Cheptai wins New Delhi Half Marathon
* Abraham Kiptoo (2:05:04), Cyprian Kotut (2:05:15), Nobert Kigen (2:05:32), Laban Korir (2:05:41) and Josphat Boit (2:06:34) were fourth, sixth, seventh, eighth and 10 positions respectively.
* Tsegaye Getachew won the men’s race clocking 2:04:49 ahead of Kenya’s Titus Kipruto (2:04:54) and Ethiopian Bazezew finished third in 2:04:57
(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: New tests coming as WADA expert warns ‘EPO and doping are not going to go away’
World Anti-Doping Agency to launch a new module to detect human growth hormone
(Cycling News) WADA to add hormone passport after success of blood, steroid profiling
EPO, steroid doping has decreased under biological passport, says Aikin

TCS Amsterdam Marathon - Amsterdam, NL

TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Toronto, ON
Webcast on Youtube






    October 15, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon preview with Malindi Elmore, Dayna Pidhoresky, Trevor Hofbauer and Rory Linkletter

(WA) Athletics: Zakayo and Kosgei claim Cardiff Cross Challenge titles

(ITU) Triathlon: Audrey Merle earns first-ever World Cup victory in Tongyeong
Matthew McElroy produces powerhouse run to win World Cup gold

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Cyprian Kotut leads the chase in Amsterdam Marathon
* Kenyans also competing in New Delhi, Cape Town and Toronto
* Athlete draws inspiration from compatriots who have done well in races abroad

(RRW) Athletics: Ageless Elmore To Try For First Canadian Marathon Title On Sunday In Toronto
In 2003 Malindi Elmore ran her last race as a collegiate athlete for Stanford University

(Forbes) Athletics: How Tracksmith Became America’s Cult Running Brand

(SuperSport) Athletics: Cape Town Marathon - Gold Label coverage for a Gold Label race

(AW) Athletics: Why athletics is in danger of going down the “road to irrelevance”
Former 800m runner Gareth Balch explains how the marketing strategies of his company, Two Circles, are aiming to revitalise major athletics events in the UK

(Capital FM) Athletics: Transitioning Obiri tips youngster Beatrice Chebet to take over her track mantle
As she prepares to make her debut in the marathon, hence fully transitioning from track to road, 2019 World 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri has tipped 22-year old Beatrice Chebet as the heir to her throne on track

(Diamond League) Athletics: 2022 Season Review: Part Five

(Capital FM) Athletics: Marathon GOAT Kipchoge reveals what book inspired him for the Berlin World Record
An avid reader, Eliud Kipchoge always has a book headlining his preparation towards a big race, to put him in the right frame of mind and have him motivated to achieve great things

(Castanet) Athletics: Elmore looks to reclaim Canadian record at Toronto Marathon

(Lindsey Heian) Athletics: Episode 415: Erik Sowinski – Former American Record Holder & World Indoor Bronze Medalist; the Long Game in the 800
Erik Sowinski is 3-time USA Champion and a 2016 World Indoor Bronze Medalist in the 800m. He also competed at the 2015 World Championships. Erik ran for the University of Iowa and is an 800m runner. He was previously sponsored by Nike but is now running unsponsored

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Huge Engine, Tiny Body: Mercy Chelangat All About Championship Runs at Alabama
Crimson Tide distance runner will compete on home course for only time in her career while tuning up to try and recapture cross country national title

(WA) Athletics: Three global title winners ready to clash in Amsterdam






    October 14, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Back On The Roads After Nearly Three Years
It's been nearly three years since runners have been able to take to the streets of this vibrant, international city and run the TCS Waterfront Marathon, a World Athletics Elite Label road race

(AW) Athletics: An amazing summer of athletics, but what now?
The 2022 track and field season has provided a brilliant platform to build on. Now, as we move into the winter months, Katharine Merry writes about maintaining the momentum

(ABC) Drugs in Sport: Diana Kipyokei could lose 2021 Boston Marathon title over banned substance

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Shock as Kenyan runners banned for doping in 2022 reach 23
* Shock as the number of local athletes suspended or banned this year alone hits 23
* In 2016, the country was placed in category A of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) compliance watch list

(NYRR) Athletics: Keira D’Amato to Race 2022 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6
Peres Jepchirchir and Elkanah Kibet withdraw from race

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Interview: Jenny Simpson Shifts Her Focus To The Roads, Signs With PUMA
Jenny Simpson opens up about some of the hardships from the last two years and why she's making a change at this point in her career

Athletics Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022 press conference highlights
Ethiopia’s two-time 5000m world champion Muktar Edris is looking to bounce back after a summer derailed by an untimely calf injury and is aiming for not just a win but the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon course record on Sunday

(The Times) Drugs in Sport: ‘New trend’ of Kenyan runners using drug that rocked cycling

(NBC) Athletics: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone wants to expand to flat 400m

(Tri247) Triathlon: No hype required: Norwegian duo raising the IRONMAN bar
Gustav Iden and Kristian Blummenfelt have done exactly what they set out to do when they began to train their sights on full-distance triathlon glory late last year

(CBC) Athletics: Toronto Waterfront Marathon 'building block' for Canadian Elmore's ultimate goal of Paris Olympics
Reclaiming Canadian women's record not B.C. runner's top priority in Sunday's race

(Daily Signal) Women in Sport: High School Girls Explain Why They’re Uncomfortable Having a Biological Male in Their Locker Room

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: ABC chairwoman admits biased and 'misleading' story about transgender women in sport failed to mention they retain physical advantages over female athletes
* Ita Buttrose said article about trans women in sport had 'serious editorial lapses'
* ABC apologised for not noting that trans women can retain physical advantages
* The apology was in response to Liberal senator Claire Chandler's complaint
* The article was initially published in April but has since been corrected

(AW_ Athletics: Dibaba and Ayana set for marathon debuts
Ethiopia’s world record-breaking duo step into the unknown by tackling 26.2 miles in Amsterdam on Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cocky Kotut inspired to go for Amsterdam Marathon victory
* Amsterdam has a strong field that also has Ethiopian Lemi Berhanu, the fastest man in the entry list with a personal best time of 2:04:33 and Kenya’s Titus Kipruto (2:05:05)

(BlogTO) Athletics: Road and TTC closures to grind city to a halt all weekend for Waterfront Toronto Marathon

(MileSplit) Athletics: Allie Ostrander: Under Pressure, Gaining Your Life Back

(WA) Athletics: Cardiff hosts return of Cross Country Tour Gold






    October 13, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: In 'hugely moving' documentary, Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah reveals that he was trafficked to the U.K.
Watch The Real Mo Farah on CBC and CBC Gem

Athletics Elite athletes TCS Amsterdam Marathon on the hunt for fast times and Dutch titles
Participants presented at Amsterdam's Vondelpark

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah to be considered for Team GB 4x100m relay return after doping ban
UK Athletics says Ujah will be selected if times are fast enough - Runner’s failed drugs test lost his team Tokyo 2020 relay silver

(Education First Alliance) Women in Sport: HS Volleyball Player injured by Alleged Transgender Competitor in North Carolina
Cherokee County School Board moves to protect athletes from "unfair advantage" and injury

(NYRR) Athletics: TCS New York City Marathon Broadcast to be Available in More Than 530 Million Homes Around the World on Sunday, November 6
Spanish language broadcast to be produced for first time nationwide by ESPN

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Looking back at TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s incredible growth>A?
From humble beginnings to Canada's premier marathon, the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon returns Sunday, Oct. 16

(ITU) Triathlon: Yee eyes world title rivals Wilde, Bergere and Geens with two races to go

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge battles nine world champs for Athlete of the Year Award
* The 37-year-old Kipchoge, who is fresh from breaking his own marathon world record, won the 2018 and 2019 awards but also made the final list for the 2020 and 2021 awards
* The winner of the prestigious award in world athletics will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December
(WA) Nominees announced for Men’s World Athlete of the Year 2022

(The Independent) Athletics: On this day in 2002: Paula Radcliffe wins Chicago Marathon in world record time
The Briton took 89 seconds off the previous marker

(MSN) Athletics: What Marion Jones' Life In Prison Was Really Like

(BBC) Athletics: World athlete of the year 2022: Fraser-Pryce, Miller-Uibo and Jackson on list
Jamaican sprinters Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson are among the 10 nominees for World Athletics' Women's Athlete of the Year award

(The Star) Athletics: Legend wants Kip Keino Stadium up and running
* The veteran track star said the renovations at the facility have dragged on for over ten years and this has impacted negatively on the country's sportsmen and women.
* Kipchoge said he will approach another group of people to assist to enable athletes to train there

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Janeek Brown, Jonielle Smith look to reignite careers with MVP






    October 12, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Quartz Africxa) Athletics: Scientists are closer to pinning down why the world’s best marathon runner is so good

(NPR) Women in Sport: Why Is Sex Relevant to the Draft but Not to Women’s Sports?>A?

Athletics Scoop at TCS Amsterdam Marathon: live broadcast withreal-time runners' data from start to finish
A unique technological innovation will be added to the broadcast of the elite race and the National Marathon Championship: thanks to specially designed RunPuck software, the real-time performance of elite athletes can be continuously monitored from start to finish

(ESW) Triathlon: Professional Triathletes Organisation Applauds ‘Landmark’ Chelsea Sodaro Win In Kona

(AC) Athletics: 2022 Canadian Marathon Championships: Hofbauer, Pidhoresky aim to defend titles against strong national fields

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Ineos Grenadiers confirm signing of Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, their first female rider
Frenchwoman joins Ineos' off-road roster, aiming for Paris 2024 gold

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5
2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Chepng'etich nominated for World Athlete of the Year Award
* The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50 percent of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25 per cent of the final result.
* Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on October 31. At the conclusion of the voting process, five women and five men finalists will be announced by World Athletics

(Runner's World) Athletics: An Inside Look at Emily Sisson’s U.S. Marathon Record
Olympian Molly Huddle takes you inside her training partner’s workouts, meals, exercises, mental practices, and dogs

(Royal GAzette) Triathlon: Anticipation building ahead of World Triathlon Series Bermuda

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kihika pledges "world class" Nakuru City Marathon
* “My administration is keen to turn Nakuru City marathon into a top class marathon like Berlin, London, Boston among many others.”
* The winner of the 21km will pocket Sh500,000, runners up Sh250,000 and third winner Sh100,000, while in the 10km race, the winner will take home Sh100,000, runners up Sh75,000 and third winner Sh50,000

(Royal Gazette) Running: Bermuda’s distance runners given chance to test themselves to limit






    October 11, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Highlights from a successful Continental Tour season

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Stocks Rising In NCAA DI National Coaches’ Polls

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan marathoner Kangogo suspended after doping test
* He achieved a personal best time of 2:12.12 in the Luxembourg Marathon in 2018
* In 2016, the country was placed in the top category of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) compliance watch list

Athletics TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon To Be Live Streamed
British announcer Geoff Wightman heads up a commentary team which includes 2016 Canadian Olympian Krista Duchene and leading run crew community leader Chris Dekoning

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Emily Sisson – See You in 2 Hours and 18 Minutes
Emily Sisson joins Carrie in front of a live audience fresh off her performance capturing the American Record at the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! They break down the entire day, including her pre-race preperations, getting through her rough patch, turning off her brain and trusting her pacers, how she negative split, who her first hug was after the race, the next goal to start working towards, and so much more!

(Spikes) Athletics: Empowerment By Mary Ngugi
This week marks one year since the death of Agnes Tirop – a kind, beautiful soul whose life was taken far too soon

(WA) Athletics: Tickets and mass race entries on sale for World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah: ‘I had this stain against my name. It hurt so much and still does’
Sprinter cleared of deliberately taking performance-enhancing drugs says he always believed the truth would come out

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week

(AI) Athletics: Will Letesenbet Gidey run a 2:12 Valencia Marathon on December 4?

(The Star) Athletics: Korir explains why he fell short of his mission in Chicago
* Korir was third on his debut in the Chicago Marathon in 2:05:01, behind winner Benson Kipruto (2:04:24) and Ethiopia's Seifa Tura (2:04:49) who took the first two places
* “I wanted to run 2:04 but my plans did not work out due to the injury. All the same, I enjoyed the race even though the outcome is not what I had expected,"—Korir

(Athletics: Memorable moments from the 2022 Diamond League

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: British sprinter Chijindu Ujah gets 22-month doping ban
Ujah can return on June 5 next year, 2 months before world championship






    October 10, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah: Banned British sprinter blames Amazon supplement for positive drugs test
Banned British sprinter CJ Ujah says a "convenient" £10 supplement bought from Amazon caused him to test positive for two prohibited substances at the Tokyo Olympics

(Fox News) Women in Sport: I am a women's track and field champion. Here's why I continue to fight for the future of women's sports
Track and field is my passion and that's why I must speak up about what's happening with biological males competing in women's sports

(The Guardian) Cycling: ‘Absurd’: British Cycling faces backlash after announcing partnership with Shell
Deal will ‘help us take important steps towards net zero’ - Greenpeace labels move as ‘brazen sportswashing’

(Politico) Women in Sport: Democrats aren’t eager to talk about transgender athletes. The GOP can’t get enough.
Advocates for transgender athletes believe a sports-focused rule is important when legislators in Republican-controlled states are expected to pursue new restrictions when they reconvene next year

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kacheran becomes 20th Kenyan athlete to be banned for doping this year
* The AIU said Kacheran admitted the violation of its doping rules out of his out-of-competition urine test taken in his hometown of Kapenguria, Western Kenya in April
* On 12 September 2022, the athlete returned a signed admission of anti-doping rule violations... and accepted the asserted period of ineligibility," the AIU said

(NBC Chicago) Athlwetics: Post-Race Interview: Ruth Chepngetich Narrowly Misses World Record in 2022 Chicago Marathon Victory
Defending champion Ruth Chepngetich solidified her spot in history as she won the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon just seconds away from world record fashion

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah cleared of intentionally taking banned drugs
Team GB's 4x100m men's silver medal, stripped after failed test, will not be reinstated but he will be allowed to compete again next year

(Stuff NZ) Women in Sport: The Podium: Why should we care about women's sport anyway?

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Biathlon Canada Introduces Full Self-Identification, References “Gender Unicorn”

(NPR) Athletics: Emily Sisson sets a record for American women at the Chicago Marathon

(Times Colinist) Athletics: Balcha, Boutin win men's and women's titles in 2022 Royal Victoria Marathon
7,934 registered for marathon, half-marathon, 8K and kids run; first full marathon since 2019. Runners acknowledge the inspiration provided by the cheering crowds






    October 9, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Chicago Sun-Times) Athletics: Benson Kipruto, Ruth Chepngetich win 2022 Chicago Marathon
Emily Sisson finished second and set a record for an American woman.

(NYRR) Athletics: NYRR Statement on Russian and Belarusian Participants

(RRW) Athletics: Chepngetich Nearly Breaks World Record At Chicago Marathon
Blasting away from the starting line in Grant Park with opening miles of 4:47 and 4:56, Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich tried to smash Brigid Kosgei's World Athletics marathon record of 2:14:04 at this morning's 44th Bank of America Chicago Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Emily Sisson Sets American Marathon Record in Chicago
She runs 2:18:29, lowering the previous mark by 43 seconds

(NBC) Athletics: Ruth Chepngetich just misses world record at Chicago Marathon; Emily Sisson breaks American record
(Daily Nation) Benson Kipruto wins Chicago Marathon
* Koech and Kipruto led through 35km in 1:43:04 with Tura and Korir in pursuit
* However, Kipruto would shake off Tura and Korir before stepping on his gas pedals to win and reclaim the title for Kenya
Ruth Chepng’etich misses world record by 14 seconds
* It was a lonely race for Chepng’etich, who led from the start to finish claiming her career seventh win in the marathon beating her previous career best of 2:17:08
* Chepng’etich shattered the first half of the race in 1:05:44

Athletics Kenyans Philimon Kipchumba and Agnes Keino smash course records in Munich
A total of 18,322 athletes entered the 36th edition of the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON, which is a World Athletics Elite Label Road Race

(Times of India) Athletics: Edris, Kipkoech and Cheptai headline Delhi Half Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Luvo Manyonga: World champion & Olympic silver medallist's drug fight
Luvo Manyonga is a hard man to reach

(NBC) Athletics: Watch Live: Chicago Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Last warm up as StanChart Marathon date approaches
* This year’s physical run is set for October 30 on the Southern Bypass route, with Uhuru Gardens being the main venue for the annual event
* At least 15, 000 local and international runners are expected to compete in the physical marathon while 10,000 participants are targeted for the virtual races set to start on October 23
* Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon has taken place since inception in 2003 with 2020 being the only year it failed to happen due to Covid-19 pandemic

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Historic Chicago Marathon Race Maps & Slideshows

Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Chicago, IL
NBCChicago.com

General Munich Marathon - Munich, Germany

Royal Vicroria Marathon - Victoria, BC






    October 8, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics",Ruth Chepng'etich eyes comeback in Chicago
* It will be the first race for Chepng’etich since failing to finish her race during the World Athletics Championships on July 18 in Oregon, United States
* Chepng’etich, who has won six of her eight marathon races, looks all ready to take the battle to compatriots three-time Milano Marathon Vivian Kiplagat and Celestine Chepchirchir
* The onus will be on Kipruto and his compatriots to try and recapture the title Ethiopia’s Seifu Tura snatched away from Kenya last year

(WA) Athletics: From Held to Hohn and beyond – the evolution of the javelin

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Cross-country: The emergence of social media platforms, apps have been a game-changer for the local running community

(The Star) Athletics: Defending champions Chepngetich, Tura face strong opposition in Chicago
* Ruti Aga looks to be one of Chepngétich's strongest opponents. The Ethiopian has won just one marathon to date, but she has reached the podium in six other races, including New York in 2019 and three times in Berlin. Her PB of 2:18:34 was set in the German capital four years ago, while her last completed marathon was in Valencia in 2020
* Bernard Koech is another experienced marathon runner who has not yet won a race over the classic distance. He hasn’t raced since last October when he finished second in Amsterdam in a PB of 2:04:09

(EA) Athletics: Men's European Athlete of the Year finalists for 2022 announced

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 414: English Gardner – 2x Olympic Medalist & Sprinter on Career Highlights and Mental Health
English Gardner is a sprinter for Nike who specializes in the 100m. She is a 2x Olympic medalist and a 2x US 100m Champion. At the University of Oregon, she won NCAA titles in both indoor and outdoor track

(Runner's World) Triathlon: Burned Out on the Track, Former Pro Chelsea Sodaro Finds Her Stride in Triathlon
The bold move took the injury-prone college star out of her comfort zone—and helped her get healthy enough to compete again

(BBC) Athletics: Joseph Fahnbulleh: I want sprint legacy to change image of Liberia
Sprinting sensation Joseph Fahnbulleh is chasing elite success in a bid to change the face of a country he has never been to - Liberia, once wracked by civil war

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans to hunt for glory at Valencia Half Marathon
* Ethiopian trio of Milkesa Mengesha, Yomif Kejelcha and Tadese Worku is also one to watch when the race kicks off
* In the women’s field, Vicoty Chepngeno is the fastest in the field with a personal best time of 1:05:03 which she ran to win the Aramco Houston Half Marathon in January

(NBC) Athletics: Chicago Marathon features Emily Sisson’s return, Conner Mantz’s debut, live on Peacock

(EA) Athletics: Women's European Athlete of the Year finalists for 2022 announced

Boston 10K for Women - Boston, MA






    October 7, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Chicago Sun-Times) Athletics: Chicago Marathon survival guide: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s race
Here’s how you can watch in person or from your couch, track a runner, plus tips on how to successfully maneuver around the city during the marathon Sunday

(Runner's World) Athletics: Is Top Miler Jenny Simpson About to Be a Marathoner?
The Olympic medalist signs with Puma and moves to the roads—although she still hits the track in spikes

(RRW) Athletics: Excellent Weather Forecast For Sunday's Chicago Marathon
Organizers of Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon have one less thing to worry about as they make their final preparations for the 44th running of America's second largest marathon: the weather

(Runner's World) Athletics: Molly Seidel Wants You to Know That She Still Struggles
A serious injury kept her out of the World Championships marathon. That was only one part of her complicated health picture

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: ‘Dr. Phil’ Exclusive Digital Content: Should Transgender Women Be Allowed To Compete In Women’s Sports?

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Chepngetich and Tura face strong opposition in Chicago

(Runner's World) Athletics:Try This One Simple Trick the Next Time You’re Struggling in a Race or Workout
Makena Morley has used it frequently in the buildup to her marathon debut this weekend

Athletics Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on April 2, 2023
$50,000 World and American Record bonus pool* and hosting PRRO and RRCA Championships are just a few of many highlights planned to commemorate 50 years of world class road racing in our Nation’s Capital

Athletics Generali Munich Marathon set for Sunday
Both course records targeted in Munich, unofficial world junior record holder Tsegaye Mekonnen heads men’s field

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Chepngetich and Tura face strong opposition in Chicago

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK starts inspecting camps as doping menace rages on
* AK Youth Development director Barnaba Korir said that the inspection was part of the process to make sure that athletes are doing the right thing in the camps
* He said that AK is in the process of registering all the camps, coaches and agents as one way of taming the doping menace

(NBC) Athletics: Jenny Simpson, most decorated U.S. miler, shifts focus with new Puma sponsorship

(Track and Fied News) Athletics: A Tale Of Two Comebacking Hurdlers
Alaysha Johnson and Tia Jones scored big PRs in roaring into the international scene in ’22

(NBC) Athletics: Live coverage of Chicago Marathon this sunday at 8 a.m. ET exclusively on Peacock
Tokyo Olympian and U.S. Champion Emily Sisson and Two-Time NCAA Champion Conner Mantz Headline Strong U.S. Field






    October 6, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics Running Industry Outsider Simmelkjaer Named NYRR CEO
Rob Simmelkjaer, an attorney and former executive at ESPN, has been named to succeed Kerin Hempel as chief executive officer of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world's largest not-for-profit organizer of running events and owner and operator of the TCS New York City Marathon

Athletics TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Men’s Race Preview
Once again the 2022 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon will come down to an East African bust-up with Ethiopians Yihunilign Adane and Kebede Wami tackling a strong Kenyan squad led by Barselius Kipyego, Felix Kandie and Felix Kibitok

(Newsweek) Women in Sport: Allowing Biological Males in Women's Sports is Scientifically Unsound | Opinion

(WA) Athletics: Finalists announced for Fair Play Award 2022

(Cycling Magazine) Women in Sport: A race official got a bit too handsy with Lorena Wiebes after her win
Many are shocked at the behaviour at the Binche Chimay Binche pour Dames

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Alison Mariella Désir – Equal Talent But Not Equal Opportunity
Carrie chats with endurance athlete and author Alison Mariella Désir! They chat about her new book, “Running While Black,” while also discussing why she’s comfortable challenging people, race in the running community, and so much more!

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: British Rowing chief urges World Rowing to change its transgender policy
There is a threat to hard-fought-for progress in women’s sport’ - Davies wants rowing to adopt swimming’s ‘open category’

(RRW) Athletics 2024 Olympic Marathon Course Unveiled
The near-loop course will begin at the Hotel de Ville on the north and east side of the Seine River, and end at the Esplanade des Invalides on the south and west side which is about three kilometers away.

(BBC) Athletics: Paris 2024: Olympic marathon to trace route of 1789 Women's March on Versailles
The course for the Paris 2024 Olympic marathon will honour women and their role in one of the most historic events of the French Revolution
(CBC) 2024 Paris Olympic marathon to salute women and trace path of French Revolution
Marathon, 10 km run added to allow non-Olympians to run hilly course
(WA) Paris 2024 reveals routes for Olympic marathon and mass event run






    October 5, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(UKA) Women in Sport: UKA update on position on transgender inclusion within athleticsß

(NBC) Athletics: Paris 2024 Olympic marathon route unveiled

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Beijing marathon to return after two-year Covid hiatus
* Race organisers said on Tuesday that 30,000 runners would be able to take part in the 26-mile (42-kilometre) course through the capital on November 6 -- but only Beijing residents can register
* China is the last major economy wedded to a zero-Covid policy, stamping out virus flare-ups with snap shutdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines

(The Star) Athletics: Chepchirchir targets podium on Chicago Marathon debut
* Chepchirchir said her training in Kapsabet has been top-notch and expects handsome rewards in one of the most congested and competitive races in the world
* Last year's third-place finisher Erick Kiptanui headlines the Kenyan contingent which also has Bernard Koech, Elisha Rotich, Benson Kipruto, and John Korir

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Trans women hold physical edge 14 years after hormone therapy
New data shows people who have transitioned maintain a better heart and lung capacity

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sergeant Joyciline Jepkosgei! KDF boss Kibochi promotes marathoner
* Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi promoted Jepkosgei on Tuesday at a colourful ceremony at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi, just a day after arrival from London.
* Jepkosgei had on Sunday clocked two hours, 18 minutes and 07 seconds, losing her London Marathon title to Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw, who timed 2:17:26

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: Seven Portuguese riders banned over doping offences
João Rodrigues, the winner of the 2021 Volta ao Algarve, receives a seven-year suspension

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN World Championship Kona 2022 expert picks: Pro Women
Pro Men

(WANE) Womern in Sport: LAWSUIT: Huntington U cross-country and track program allowed doping, rape

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: British Rowing's trans stance is nothing short of indefensible
Rowing's governing body has sacrificed competitive balance in its desperation to parade greater diversity






    October 4, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Women’s Race Preview
Three years ago, on the last occasion, when thousands lined up in person for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Magdalyne Masai stopped the clock at 2:22:16

(BBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: Kenyan world record holder can go faster 'in near future'
Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge believes he can get even closer to a possible sub-two hour marathon after narrowing the gap by 30 seconds when setting his recent world record in Berlin last month

The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team

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(BBC) Athletics: Jim Redmond: Tributes paid after death of Derek Redmond's father
Jim Redmond, who famously helped his injured son Derek cross the finish line in Barcelona in 1992 in an iconic Olympic moment, has died aged 81

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN World Championship Kona 2022 expert picks: Pro Women
Pro Men

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4

(WA) Athletics: Best photographs of 2022 to be recognised at World Athletics Awards

(Sky Sports) Athletics: London Marathon: Man, 36, dies after collapsing less than three miles from end
"Everyone involved in the organisation of the London Marathon would like to express sincere condolences to his family and friends," said a statement

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Ciara Mageean: NI athlete says doping questions after breaking Irish record were 'crushing'
Ciara Mageean has said it was "crushing" for some people to raise doping questions on social media after she smashed the Irish 1500m record






    October 3, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenenisa to Kipchoge: You are better than all of us, I respect you!
Ethiopia’s long-distance star Kenenisa Bekele has hailed legendary Eliud Kipchoge who he recognized as the Greatest Marathoner of All Time (G.O.A.T)

(Capital FM) Athletics: Amos Kipruto: winning maiden London Marathon is refreshing; I will be a regular
Amos Kipruto concedes that he surprised himself, but saw it coming when he won his maiden London Marathon title at the 2022 edition

(TCS London Marathon) Athletics: Olympic trailblazer Benoit Samuelson still breaking barriers
Long-distance legend Joan Benoit Samuelson completes the 2022 TCS London Marathon with her daughter

(Daily Signal) Women in Sport: Vermont High School Under Fire as Girls, Parents Push Back Against Biologically Male Trans Student Using Female Locker Room

Athletics Yoshida and Watychowicz Win 40th Anniversary Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Bor and O’Keeffe win USATF 10 Mile Championships with Record Times.

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Russian officials slam Bach after he says athletes who do not support war could be allowed to compete
Russian athletes who do not support the country's invasion of Ukraine may be allowed back into international competition, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hinted - sparking an angry reaction from Russian politicians and sports officials

(AW) Athletics: Yalemzerf Yehualaw makes a name for herself in London
Ethiopian distance running sensation takes women’s title on Sunday in 2:17:26 as Rose Harvey emerges as No.1 Brit

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Neighbours, family members celebrate Kipruto’s success
* In Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, fans followed the action live on the giant TV screen dubbed “Mandago big screen” located on the junction of between Uganda Road and Iten Road in the heart of the town.
* Nation Media Group partnered with Uasin Gishu County government and organized a viewing session where Sports Managing Editor Elias Makori and governor Jonathan Bii were in attendance

(AW) Amazing rise of Rose Harvey
The 30-year-old only began running seriously during lockdown but two years later is top British woman at the London Marathon

(German Road Races) Athletics: Distance marker from the original 42195m Olympics LONDON 1908 presented to Marathoneum Berlin at the 48. BMW BERLIN MARATHON 2022 – Cast-iron relic of 1908 Olympics
Before the winners came through the finish line at the 48. BMW Berlin Marathon on 25 September 2022 a small but historically significant ceremony was staged there






    October 2, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Post Millennial) Women in Sport: Girl track stars take Connecticut to court over biological males in their sport
"The Biden administration has its head in the sand and is not paying attention to the real world impact of gender identity policies and how devastating they are for female athletes," ADF Senior Counsel Christiana Kiefer told The Post Millennial

(The Conversation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge broke the men’s marathon record by 30 seconds. How close is the official sub-2 hour barrier now?

(The Herald) Athletics: Stephanie Twell happy to be back on the road after injury-plagued spell
It has been a long year for Steph Twell since her last marathon appearance

(CBS Minnesota) Athletics: Yuya Yoshida, Jessica Watychowicz win Twin Cities Marathon

(Gulf News) Triathlon: Mona Al Marri crowns winners of Dubai Women’s Triathlon 2022
Competition organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Ladies Club

(RRW) Athletics Late-Race Surges Bring London Marathon Wins to Yehualaw, Kipruto
At the third and final October edition of the TCS London Marathon, Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw (Nike/NN Running Team) and Kenya's Amos Kipruto (adidas) both used powerful late-race surges to win Europe's largest marathon in 2:17:26 and 2:04:39, respectively

(USATF Running Circuit) Athletics: Fiona O’Keeffe, Hillary Bor Claim Record Setting USATF 10 Mile Road Championship Titles

(STV) Athletics: Eilish McColgan breaks British and European 10km records at Great Scottish Run
The Scot took a second off the time she set in Manchester earlier this year.

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Yalemzerf Yehualaw recovers from fall to win London Marathon women's race as Amos Kipruto wins men's
* Yalemzerf Yehualaw wins women's race (2:17:26), ahead of Joyciline Jepkosgei and Alemu Megertu??
* Amos Kipruto wins men's race (2:04:39), ahead of Leul Gebresilase and Bashir Abd
* Swiss racers Marcel Hug and Catherine Debrunner win men's and women's wheelchair titles in new course records

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon 2022: Yehualaw and Kipruto triumph in elite races — as it happened
Yalemzerf Yehualaw and Amos Kipruto won the women’s and men’s races, while Catherine Debrunner and Marcel Hug were victorious in their wheelchairs
Yehualaw becomes youngest winner of London Marathon despite faceplant
Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia triumphs in women’s elite race - Amos Kipruto beats Leul Gebresilase to line in men’s race

(WA) Athletics: Yehualaw and Kipruto cruise to convincing wins at London Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Lina Nielsen on MS diagnosis & support from twin sister Laviai
For almost a decade, only a few people knew that Lina Nielsen had multiple sclerosis

(Consortium on Female Sport) Women in Sports: Statement on British Rowing’s new “Trans & Non-Binary Inclusion Policy and Procedures (2022)"
The Consortium on Female Sport is disappointed with British Rowing’s update on eligibility for the women’s category. Allowing males into women’s competition discriminates against female rowers on the basis of sex, violating one of the key stipulations of World Rowing’s Code of Ethic

(AW) Athletics: Charlotte Purdue motivated after catching Covid-19 in Oregon
British athlete gunning for personal best on home turf at 42nd TCS London Marathon

Great Scottish Run - Glasgow, Scotland

TCS London Marathon - London, UK

USATF 10 Mile Road Championships = Minneapolis, MN






    October 1, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto Kenya’s lone hope in men’s field, women’s race too close to call
* Bekele, Legese, Lemma lead formidable Ethiopian men pack, defending women’s champ Jepkosgei faces stern challenge
* World record holder Kenya’s Kosgei, world champion Tola of Ethiopia, among big names not racing on Sunday

(WA) Athletics: More than a decade after landmark global title, Vukovic continues making history for Montenegro

(WA) Athletics: Yehualaw takes on defending champion Jepkosgei in high quality London clash

(NY Times) Athletics: Can Mo Farah Still Race at the Top Level?
Farah, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, dropped out of the London Marathon because of an injury. Is his competitive career reaching the finish line?

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'Of course I am the best!': Kenenisa Bekele claims he is the greatest long-distance runner of all time as the 40-year-old bids to win first London Marathon title... despite Eliud Kipchoge breaking his own world record last weekend
* Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele has claimed he is the 'best' long-distance runner ever
* The 40-year-old is bidding for his first London Marathon title this Sunday
* Bekele, a veteran, has three Olympic gold medals and 17 world titles to his name
* Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge broke his own marathon world record last weekend

(TCS London Marathon) Athletics: High hopes for Yalemzerf Yehualaw
The Ethiopian 10K world record holder anticipates a strong result at the 2022 TCS London Marathon

Desjardins Run to Empower 5K - Ottawa, ON

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend - Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN





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