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Runner's Web September 2018 FrontPage Archive

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(Runner's World) Athletics: There Is Now a Special Beer Made Just for Chicago Marathon Finishers
Goose Island Beer Company is giving runners an even bigger incentive to complete those 26.2 miles

(Edinburgh News) Athletics: Edinburgh’s Adam Craig wins Great Scottish 10k

Athletics: Jim Spisak and Samantha Bower Win 41st Annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
Both champions set new 10K personal records on the predominantly downhill course

(BBC) Athletics: Great Scottish Run - Mare Dibaba wins women's event in Glasgow
Olympic marathon bronze medallist Mare Dibaba won the Great Scottish Run half-marathon

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why Is Jakob Ingebrigtsen So Good?
Jakob Ingebrigtsen became a "professional" runner as a child. Is that a recipe for future success?

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: 100 Seconds to Sub-Two Marathon - Technology, Nutrition, Superhuman and Belief

(capital FM) Athletics: Ndakaini Half Marathon gets Sh250,000 boost

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Blood, Dunlop Volleys & World Records - the Derek Clayton Story

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Eilidh Doyle will be ‘voice for athletes’ on Scottish Athletics board

Great Race - Pittsburgh, PA

  September 29, 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Keep drugs out of sports

(ECNS) Athletics: Facial recognition to foil cheaters in Hangzhou marathon

(National Post) Athletics: Canadian sprinter Crystal Emmanuel kicks Iced Capp habit, emerges as podium threat for Tokyo 2020
Knowing a vicious circle of ingestion and exertion would never produce her best, Emmanuel sought a more professional approach to her craft

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Kipchoge relishes Berlin world record win, no plans for next marathon

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Colleen Quigley - The Dream I Want to Chase
Carrie interviews Olympian Colleen Quigley, who is a two-time World Championship qualifier in the steeplechase and the third fastest steeplechaser in US history

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Kimetto dreams to lower world marathon record

(Xinhuanet) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Integrity Unit suspends five Kenyan elite athletes for doping

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Katie Nageotte Interview
Katie Nageotte is a Pole Vaulter for Nike- she’s a 2-Time NCAA Champion and a US National Champion

(Toronto Star) Drugs in Sport: 30 years on, the Ben Johnson story endures. Has much changed?

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Joyous, Heartbroken, and Flat-Out Furious Reactions to the Boston Cutoff
Runners took to social media to share their colorful thoughts

(The Globe) Athletics: Marine Corps Half Marathon/5 Miler cancelled

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(Triathlete) Triathlon: Flora Duffy’s Unlikely Path to World Champion

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Psychology Behind the Obsession With Boston Marathon Qualifying Times
Top experts weigh in on what makes the arbitrary time standards so seductive

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Recap - 2018 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational

(Tri247) Triathlon: Vicky Holland - World Champion talks Super League Triathlon Jersey

(NY Times) Athletics: To Get to the Boston Marathon, Run Faster, and Faster

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Champ Masai to debut in Amsterdam marathon, steeplechaser Kemboi e

(Toronto Star) Drugs in Sport: Ben Johnson’s 1988 Olympic drug test contains altered lab codes and hand-scrawled revisions. And almost no one has seen it until now

(Times of India) Drugs in Sport: Monika Chaudhary tests positive for EPO, is suspended

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: 'No cause for concern' - JAAA not worried about local athletes switching to US-based clubs

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Kipsang likely to face a stronger challenge in Bangor 10k test

(Runner's World) Athletics: Boston Marathon Changes Qualifying Times for 2020 Race
Runners had to be 4:52 faster than their qualifying time to gain acceptance to 2019 event

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Triple jumper cleared of wrongdoing in clenbuterol case

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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Steeplechase king Kemboi switches to marathon

(BBC) Triathlon: Super League Triathlon: Alistair and Jonny Brownlee to race in Jersey event
Britain's double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and younger brother Jonathan Brownlee will race in the Super League Triathlon in Jersey this weekend

(Dyestat) Athletics: Nick Willis, Matthew Centrowitz, Edward Cheserek and Paul Chelimo to Race Mile at Camel City Invitational

(Fast Runnintg) Athletics: Alexi Pappas is ready to make her marathon debut
The Olympian, writer, filmmaker and soon to be marathoner chats about her 26.2 mile debut and the importance of role models

(BBTM) Athletics: Making the Most of Your Mile: The Navy Mile
BBTM GP Tour final stop on Sunday, September 30 celebrates its 4th year of Mile races on Pennsylvania Avenue in our nation's capital

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport; Wada - No systematic doping in Kenya, but still cause for concern

(Fast Running) Athletics: Gemma Steel says cross country and half marathon athletes deserve help too

(Trib Live) Athletics: Pittsburgh poised to reimburse Pittsburgh Marathon for 2017 Great Race expenses

(The Standard) Athletics: Jepkosgei prepares for marathon debut in 2019

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2018 Chicago Marathon
Don’t miss this year’s elite field duke it out in the Windy City

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: CAS opens case after Russian federation appeals ban

(Stuff NZ) Drugs in Sport: Drug Free Sport NZ's testing regime ineffective in fight against doping
Only five deliberate sport doping cheats have been caught through drug testing in 10 years, a Stuff investigation reveals. Instead, scores of lower level athletes are being banned for accidental infractions or recreational drug use. Dana Johannsen reports in the first part of a Stuff series, 'Who are you calling a cheat?'

(NBC) Athletics: See the New Course for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
The route has changed slightly for 2018

(IAAF) Athletics: Doha shows it is ready to reach new heights for 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships

(USATF) Athletics: Tuohy’s record cross country run earns her USATF Athlete of the Week

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: The IAAF Needs to Fight Against Doping
After years of being the bad guy, athletics’ international governing body is in a unique position to defend what’s right

(Spikes) Athletics: What It Takes - by Tianna Bartoletta
I won my first world championship title at 19-years-old

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchoge to drive off with Isuzu gift

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Why is Ireland’s best marathon runner representing Australia?
Mayo woman Sinead Diver chasing a 2:30 Melbourne marathon while living Down Under

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Wada to reveal ‘true status of doping’ in Kenya

Athletics: Inaugural Jonathan Grey Scholarship Winners Announced
Jerrell Mock and Moriah Palmer Earn Support to Compete at Medtronic TC 10 Mile

Athletics: Grandma's Marathon Registration Opens October 1
Entries for Grandma’s Marathon will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the race reaches 9,000 participants

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Senate’s Eldoret sitting pays tribute to Kipchoge for record

Athletics: Mimi Belete Carrying Bahrain’s Flag into Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Mimi Belete made her marathon debut at the 2018 Hamburg Marathon finishing an incredible 3rd place in 2 hours 26 minutes and 6 seconds

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Russia set to appeal IAAF three-year suspension for widespread doping and claims new criteria has been met
The Russian Athletics Federation has written to Lord Coe asking for the suspension to be lifted

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(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: The World Anti-Doping Agency Cleared Russia. Based on What?
Russia was supposed to express contrition and prove its drug testing protocols legitimate after the biggest doping scandal in international sports history. It has done neither

(The Economist*) Drugs in Sport: ADA’s vote to reinstate Russia's anti-doping body is a farce
The decision once again puts political concerns above the need for clean sport

(EA) Athletics: All roads lead to Tokyo for Kszczot after 800m hat-trick in Berlin

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia calls on IAAF to lift doping ban
The Russia Athletic Federation (Rusaf) has called on athletics governing body the IAAF to lift its ban on its athletes and has launched a legal challenge to overturn it

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s How to Watch the 2018 NYC Marathon
Tune in to see this year’s competitive pro field take a bite out of the Big Apple

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: What’s Next in the Quest for a Sub-Two-Hour Marathon?
The man who raised the possibility of the feat back in 1991 takes another look into the crystal ball

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia calls on IAAF to lift doping ban
The Russia Athletic Federation (Rusaf) has called on athletics governing body the IAAF to lift its ban on its athletes and has launched a legal challenge to overturn it

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport WADA Athlete Committee claim compliance conditions for Russia could change again as criticise decision to lift ban
Members of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee have accused the organisation of ignoring their views and claimed they have "little assurance" the conditions Russia must meet to remain compliant will not change again as they hit out at the decision to lift the country's suspension

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2018 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 3
2018 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll - Week 3

(The Star) Athletics: Doha Step Up Preparations for 2019 World Championships

(Punch) Athletics: Kenyan, Ethiopian runners for Enugu marathon

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(AthleteBiz) Athletics: Grateful to the Bone - from Joseph Gray on Instagram
I leave Andorra with many mixed emotions

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyan Kirui set sights on reclaiming Chicago Marathon title

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Sasha Gollish - reflections after not finishing her marathon debut
Gollish had considered various scenarios before the race, but most of those included running a blazing fast time or at the very least, crossing the line. The runner hadn't even considered not finishing the race

(Phil Maffetone) Athletics: The marathon gene
The sub-two-hour marathon mark will be achieved by a man with ancestral assistance, and legally. It won’t be a cheapened version of a bogus race staged as an ad campaign either. Some humans are naturally born to run 1:59. As we stride down from the new record of 2:01:39, whose genes will crack two hours?

(The Scotsman) Athletics: New Scots athletics chief working to find next Laura Muir
When Stephen Maguire imagined what a return to Scotland might be like after four years of rewarding but personally testing exile in the backwaters of Loughborough, a B&B on the fringes of a business park on the periphery of Edinburgh was surely not what the Northern Irishman pictured as his idyll

(Neshub NZ) Athletics: 'Like mourning a death' - Tearful Dame Valerie Adams opens up on 'horrible' fertility struggle

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: Edwin Moses - WADA must cut ties with IOC to regain trust in sport

(Forbes) Athletics: How This Professional Athlete Overcame Setbacks And Won The NYC Marathon

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 30 with Lauren Fleshman
"I’m not trying to build some empire where I need to be liked by as many people as possible. I just want to be myself and be myself publicly - until I don’t anymore, then I’ll just shut down all my social media accounts."

(NN Running Team) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge - 12 reasons
Eliud Kipchoge created shockwaves around the globe by obliterating the previous marathon world record and running an electrifying 2:01:39 on the streets of Berlin. Here we offer 12 good reasons why the remarkable Kenyan was able to achieve the goal

(AW) Athletics: The remarkable Ron Hill
As Ron Hill turns 80, Roger Robinson pays tribute to one of the most outstanding runners in history

(IAAF) Athletics: One step at a time, Crippa’s rise through the ranks continues

(Runner's World) Athletics: High School Runner Dies After Race, Leaving a Stunned Community in Mourning
Teammates of 17-year-old Samantha Davis are honoring her memory on social media with #SamanthaStrong

(The Star) Athletics: Saina sets new South American all-comers record in Buenos Aires

Athletics: Brooks Running Company Invites You to "Outrun Yourself" at the 2018 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Runners who beat their official time from last year’s race will be entered to win Brooks shoes and apparel

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge honoured - Nandi County governor hosts the world marathon record holder top breakfast in recognition of his feat

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: WADA didn't put money above clean sport on Russia, says chief
Organization also incurred wrath of athletes after lifting 3-year ban on Russian anti-doping agency

(Montreal Gazette) Athletics: Montreal marathon - Mutai, Nyirarukundo set record times
Ezekiel Mutai completed the race in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 5 seconds

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(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Sir Craig Reedie defends Wada’s decision to reinstate Rusada
Wada president says deal will benefit clean sport - Compromise will allow access to 2,800 samples in Moscow

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nandi governor fetes Berlin Marathon champions

Athletics: Local Runners Jennifer Bigham, Jim Spisak Eye Third Titles at 2018 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
More than 12,000 runners expected for 41st annual event on Sunday, Sept. 30

(Runner's World) Athletics: Katelyn Tuohy Runs Fastest High School Girl’s Cross Country Race Ever
The high school junior would have finished second in the boy’s race

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA President defends decision to reinstate Russia in open letter
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has defended the decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in an open letter published in The Times today

(KWBE) Athletics: Olympic hopeful trades sneakers for Army fatigues, all in the name of country and giving back

(USATF) Athletics; Champions crowned at USATF Masters 5 Km Cross Country Championships

(GlobeRunner) Drugs in Sport: Too big to exclude
The potential Olympic reinstatement of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) from a suspension occasioned by the revelation of wholesale doping at the Sochi Olympics coincides uncomfortably with the 30th anniversary of the busting of Ben Johnson following the Olympic men’s 100 metres in Seoul

(Spikes) Athletics: The Other Side - David Gillick
I can still remember the low-point, the turning point, the moment that might just have saved my life

(Fast Running) Athletics: Gwen Jorgensen: lights, camera, action
The Olympic triathlon champion turned marathon runner has been documenting every step of her journey towards Tokyo 2020

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: How far has fight against doping really come since ‘dirtiest race in history’?
Exactly 30 years on from the Seoul Olympics 100m, the ineffectiveness of the anti-doping system remains a concern

(Fast Running) Athletics: Chris Thompson ready to defend Great Scottish Run title
The evergreen GB athlete will face Luke Traynor and Mike Shelley, while Rose Chelimo and Mare Dibaba lead the women’s field

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiptanui and Kipkirui lead strong Delhi Half Marathon fields

(Runner's Wolrd) Triathlon: Triathlete Banned for Downing 100 Plates of Sushi at All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
All that fish, just one drink

(The Star) Athletics: Ewet, Cherono dominate Mombasa International Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Kiptanui tipped: Kenyans hope to continue winning run in next month’s New Delhi race

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya’s Korir and Kacherian trail South Africa’s Mokoka

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(AW) Athletics: Rose Chelimo and Mare Dibaba set for Great Scottish Run

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Ben Johnson vs. Carl Lewis - The race and the disgrace
The steroid scandal still haunts us, but 30 years later, what have we learned?

(LindsayHein) Athletics: Roberta Groner Interview
Roberta Groner is a 2:30 marathoner, full-time nurse and mother of three boys

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Happy Birthday Dana
Dana Zátopková is 96 years old today; her celebrated husband, Emil Zátopek would have been 96 too, since by coincidence they were born on the same day, just a few hours and a hundred kilometres or so apart

Athletics: Salpeter and Cheptegei win autumnal Dam tot Damloop
Lonah Salpeter pulled off a thrilling final sprint to finish first in today’s Dam tot Damloop road running event.

(Sport24) Athletics:
(Daily Nation) Athletics: Lotira, Cherono victorious at Mombasa International Marathon

(BBC) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee claims victory in Beijing International Triathlon
Britain's Jonny Brownlee showed a return to form with a strong run to win the Beijing International Triathlon

(IAAF) Athletics: Globetrotter Haroun hopes for happy homecoming in 2019

Army Run - Ottawa, ON

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(Track and Field News) Athletics: WADA Cuts Russia A Break, IAAF Doesn’t

(ITU) Triathlon: Spivey and Iden win emphatic World Cup golds in Weihai

(The Telegraph) Triathlon: Vicky Holland puts in hard yards to take triathlon world by storm

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: WADA's decision to reinstate Russia clear 'conflict of interest'
'There are foreign governments who use sport for propaganda purposes,' says international sports lawyer
(Global News) WADA rushed into a bad deal with Russia, Canadian investigator says

(Fast Running) Athletics: A running guide to Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa
A trip to the Ethiopian capital is essential for those who want to experience the East African running culture

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: A happy homecoming: Decathlete Damian Warner leaves Calgary for London, Ont.
(CBC) 'You need everything to be happy': Damian Warner leaves Calgary for London, Ont.
Canadian Olympic decathlete returning to train with his high school coach

(Montreal Gazette) Athletics: Thousands of runners to converge on downtown Montreal this weekend
Heart of the city will serve as the start and finish line for 25,000 runners expected at the Oasis International Marathon de Montréal

Oasis Zoo Run - Toronto, ON

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(ITU) Triathlon: Athletes' chatter ahead of Weihai World Cup

(The Standard) Athletics: Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto involved in car crash - escapes unhurt

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: 'Cheat and you'll get away with it': Canadian athletes sound off on WADA decision to reinstate Russia
Beckie Scott, Denny Morrison and other Olympians slam anti-doping agency

(USATF) Athletics: Masters 5Km Cross Country Championships Kick Off the Fall Season

(Sport24) Athletics: Deepest field yet assembles for Cape Town Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Cheptegei set to return in Amsterdam - weekend road running preview

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Seb Coe on WADA decision to reinstate Russia: ‘Athletes have to be confident the same won’t happen again’
The hard work starts now to win back faith in a broken system

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Double-winner Kipsang and Jennings lead record entry of 4,200 runners for Belfast Half Marathon

(KeirRadnedge) Drugs in Sport: World athletics body insists on the right to its own decision - in December

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia doping ban being lifted 'undermines faith in Wada' - Paula Radcliffe

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia despite protests

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia warned by IAAF and IPC bans will not automatically be lifted following WADA decision to make them compliant
Russia have been warned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) not to expect their bans by those organisations to be automatically lifted following the decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to lift their suspension on the country

(USADA) Drugs in Sport: Statement on The WADA Executive Committee’s Decision to Reinstate Russia from Travis T. Tygart, CEO, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Lauren Fleshman - Always Be Counting
Carrie interviews world-class runner Lauren Fleshman! Lauren and Carrie discuss running, life as a mom/wife/businesswoman/coach/author, and a little bit about their European dancing experiences

Athletics: New York Road Runners Marks 60th Anniversary with Release of 2018 Impact Report
NYRR continues to elevate the sport of running by serving 600,000 people worldwide and providing free running programs for 250,000 children

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: Portrait of a Master
How Eliud Kipchoge wrote his name in history

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge 'sneaks' back home

(CitiusMag) Athletics: It’s Been Almost A Week Since Kipchoge Ran 2:01:39. Did I Miss Something?

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Wada lifts Russia’s three-year doping suspension and faces its biggest crisis
Russian Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated - Move heavily criticised by athletes and anti-doping groups
(Inside the Games) RUSADA reinstated by WADA Executive Committee
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee has defied the outcry from athletes and other organisations by comfortably voting 9-2 in favour of the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at a meeting in the Seychelles today

(Shape) Athletics: Jordan Hasay Was Training Like a Beast to Crush the Chicago Marathon
She was gearing up for the run of her life before a reoccurring injury sidelined her less than a month before the race

(ITU) Triathlon: Triathlon action returns to Asia for Weihai World Cup

(EA) Athletics: Hassan to target the SPAR European Cross Country Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Jenn Suhr: I love vaulting because...

(Fast Running) Athletics: Charlotte Purdue to miss New York Marathon

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Kiplagat shakes off injury, eyes win at Chicago marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Jordan Hasay Discusses the Devastating Injury That Forced Her to Withdraw From Chicago
America’s second-fastest female marathoner talks about what comes next

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia doping ban - Wada tried to help Rusada lift ban in May

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Asher-Smith determined to `run quicker´ in 2019 and build on Berlin success

(Cycling News) Cycling: Can women race a three-week Grand Tour? >BR>From physiology to economics, the why's and why-nots of a women's Grand Tour

(Reuters UK) Athletics: No regrets for fist-raising Olympic champion sprinter 50 years on

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(Chicago Marathon) Athletics: Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Shedd Aquarium team up to make strides in reducing single use plastics
The Partnership is the Latest for the Chicago Marathon, Already a Leader in Sustainable Racing Events(The National) Athletics: Abu Dhabi Marathon offers runners chance of a 'very fast time'

(BBC) Athletics: Marathon record will be broken again - Kipchoge
Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge says the record he set in Berlin will be broken. The Kenyan finished in a record time of two hours one minute 39 seconds, breaking the previous best mark by 78 seconds

(Runner's World) Athletilcs: Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Marathon Could Take Place in Dangerously High Temperatures
Teams of researchers from Japan and the United States have been investigating just how bad it could get—and what to do about it

Athletics: Ethiopia’s Amane Beriso To Challenge Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Record
With a personal best of 2:20:48, recorded when finishing second at the 2016 Dubai Marathon, the Ethiopian has the fastest personal best of any woman who has ever lined up at this IAAF Gold Label race

(AFP) Athletics: In uncharted territory, Mayer says he's 'Columbus of decathlon'

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: 100 Seconds to Sub-Two Marathon - Technology, Nutrition, Superhuman and Belief

(The Coversation) Athletics: Why Kipchoge’s spectacular Berlin run sets the stage for faster marathons

(Daily Nation) Olympics: North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Wada appears to have complied with Russia - wasn’t it meant to be the other way round?

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kipchoge to defend Olympic marathon title at Tokyo 2020 Games

(The Star) Athletics: Kirui up next - Two-time world champion seek to reclaim Chicago Marathon next month

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

(AthleteBiz) Athletics: What a Year - Sandi Morris
TWO THUMBS UP for my 2018 season!

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: New round of athletes, leaders protest Russian reinstatementnews
Agency has been suspended for nearly 3 years in wake of what investigators said was state-sponsored

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping rift deepens as agencies turn on Wada over Russia ‘compromise’
UK and US agencies among those furious with Wada decision - It sends ‘a message to the world that doping is tolerated’

(AthleteBiz) Athletics: Where I’ve Been - Mary Cain (Frontiers in Physiology) Olympics: A Medal in the Olympics Runs in the Family - A Cohort Study of Performance Heritability in the Games History

(Sky Sports) Drugs in Sport: Seven members of WADA Athlete Committee turn on Russia compromise decision

(Daily Nation) Athletics: New cash awards for Mombasa International Marathon winners

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2018 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Week 2
2018 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Week 2

(Irish Times) Athletics: A sub-two hour marathon is moving ever closer
Shoes, energy drinks and a strong mindset make the two hour barrier a real target

(NBC) Athletics: Jordan Hasay Drops Out of 2018 Chicago Marathon Year After Historic Run
In 2017, Hasay became the fastest American woman to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2018 Chicago Marathon
Don’t miss this year’s elite field duke it out in the Windy City

(Outside Online) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Just Broke the Marathon
A stunning world record of 2:01:39 resets our understanding of what it means to run 26.2 miles

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Russia warned to share Moscow laboratory database with Wada or face continued ban from athletics
Russia’s national anti-doping agency risks being ruled non-compliant once again unless they meet the strict deadline to share the database

(The Star) Athletics: Kip stays focused - Olympic champion attributes his new achievement to team work

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(CBC) Athletics: 'Smart decisions' led to Canadian Rachel Cliff's strong debut marathon
Vancouver runner missed national record by 53 seconds after setting half marathon mark in March

(Runner's World) Athletics: Desiree Linden Wins Rock ’N’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
The reigning Boston Marathon champ crushed her tune-up race for the New York City Marathon

(Armory Track) Athletics: New Balance Nationals Indoor Returning To The Armory

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: 'They want Russia back at any cost' - athletes' chair Vicki Aggar on Wada compromise
On Thursday, Russia will find out if it is allowed back into world sport. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has suggested a compromise to Russia that would allow a suspension of its anti-doping agency (Rusada) to be lifted. But in a piece for BBC Sport, former GB Paralympic rower and Wada athlete commission member Vicki Aggar says Russia's potential return to sport is a "fudge"

(The Guardian) Athletics: A sub-two-hour marathon is not as fanciful as some might imagine
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge finished the Berlin marathon in 2hr 1min 39sec on Sunday but advances in shoe technology, carbohydrate drinks and mindsets may close the gap furthe

(The Nassau Guardian) Athletics: Homecoming celebration held for Shaunae

(the Economist) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge cuts the distance to the marathon’s magic mark in half
The Kenyan superstar improved the world-record time by a whopping 78 seconds

(BBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge - The stats behind his world record at the Berlin Marathon
(CitiusMag) Breaking Down The Most Impressive Part of Eliud Kipchoge’s World Record

(AW) Athletics: World record reflection - Q&A with Eliud Kipchoge

(CNN) Athletics: How Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record

(Runner's World) Athletics: Another World Record Falls with Ashton Eaton’s Decathlon Mark Surpassed
Kevin Mayer of France sets the new world best

Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge credits teamwork for his Success after ‘Moon Landing
Eliud Kipchoge astounded the running world by taking the huge chunk of one minute, 18 seconds off the world record at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge defies logic to push limits of human physiology

(AFP) Athletics: Kenyan runner hit by car in ill-fated Colombian half-marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Murigi retains title while Chemonges leads Ugandan sweep at IAAF/WMRA World Mountain Running Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Aiyabei ends drought in Beijing, Kenyans grab Sydney double

(Fast Running) Athletics: Sifan Hassan breaks European half marathon record

(The Telegraph) Athletics: TV may have missed it, but Eliud Kipchoge's obliteration of the marathon world record was the sporting achievement of the year
(The Independent) Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon world record by over a minute in Berlin
The Kenyan legend cemented his legacy as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era

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Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge smashes world record, Gkladys Cherono runs course record and world lead
Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 45th edition of the BERLIN MARATHON with a sensational world record of 2:01:39
(Daily Nation) Kipchoge takes marathon to a new era
Kenya's Gladys Cherono retains Berlin Marathon
(Runner's World) Eliud Kipchoge Crushes Marathon World Record at Berlin Marathon
One of the most prominent runners ever took more than a minute off the world-best mark
Now a 3-Time Champ, Cherono Adds Course Record to Berlin Marathon Resume
The top three women all ran blistering times under 2 hours and 19 minutes
(Canadian Running Magazine) Double Canadian women’s marathon records at Berlin
Both Lyndsay Tessier and Catherine Watkins broke their respective age group records on Sunday morning
(GlobeRunner) Kipchoge Supreme
Equilibrium is restored. Eliud Kipchoge, a man who can already lay claim to being the greatest male marathon runner in history underlined that status by finally adding the kudos of world record holder to his curriculum vitae
(CitiusMag) Pure elation: Eliud Kipchoge breaks the marathon world record

Athletics: Shura Kitata and Des Linden top elite field of runners at the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
Approximately 11,000 registered runners converge in the "City of Brotherly Love" for the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Daniel Kipchumba wins Copenhagen Half Marathon

(Yorkshire Post) Triathlon: World title joy for Holland but Brownlee loses battle with a buoy

(IAAF) Athletics: Mayer breaks decathlon world record in Talence

(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: Eastside 10K story keeps on getting better for those running the hood
More than 3,150 runners crossed the finish line in this annual Canada Running Series event and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who didn't like the go-to-whoa experience that included helping several charities in one of Canada's poorest neighbourhoods

(ITU) Triathlon: Luis wins WTS gold and Mola earns World title in magnificent Gold Coast finale
Team France earn brilliant 2018 U23-Junior Mixed Relay World title

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Beckie Scott resigns from WADA committee that recommended reinstating Russian Anti-Doping Agency
Olympic champion will remain on the World Anti-Doping Agency's athlete's committee

(The Hindu) Athletics: Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to get customised Adidas shoes
The athlete was born with six toes in both her feet

(WSJ*) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Slams Move to Reinstate Russian Counterpart
USADA chief executive Travis Tygart says Russian officials haven’t shown they’re complying with testing protocols or taken responsibility for executing a state-sponsored doping scheme

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Key Wada committee member resigns in frustration over plans to drop Russia sanctions

BMW Berlin Marathon - Germany
CBC - Live Coverage @ 2:30 AM EDT
WatchAthletics: 3 AM EDT

Copenhagen Half-Marathon - Denmark

RBC Race for the Kids - Ottawa, ON

Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia - PA

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(IAAF) Athletics: Kiprop and Kipyokei take Usti nad Labem Half Marathon victories

Athletics: Trevor Hofbauer and Natasha Wodak win the Under Armour Eastside 10K
Reigning Canadian Marathon champion Trevor Hofbauer comfortably won the sixth annual Under Armour Eastside 10K today ahead of a record 3,200 participants

(IAAF) Athletics: Mayer and Schafer the day 1 leaders in Talence

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: WADA continues battle to name athletes involved in Operacion Puerto
Anti-doping authority appeals to Constitutional Court of Spain

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Female Athletes Face Crazy Expectations. They Can Be Overcome.
We still hear that to win or be worthy, we must be thin - and don’t dare bring up your period. But trying to fit this projected image has serious consequences

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Swiss prosecutors investigating Russian agents over alleged cyber-attack on WADA
Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether two Russian agents tried to hack the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) office in Lausanne, it has emerged

(LindseyHein) Athletics: Ben Rosario Interview
Really fun show today with Northern Arizona Elite President and Coach Ben Rosario

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ng'eno and Meringor triumph at Chemususu

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Former record holders give different predictions for Berlin

(ITU) Triathlon: Holland crowned 2018 ITU World Champion as Gentle wins WTS Gold Coast thriller
Lehmann dynasty continues with Junior World title in Gold Coast
Mexico’s Alavez comes from behind to earn brilliant 2018 Junior World title

(Outside Online) Athletics: Why We Should Root for Kipchoge in Berlin
He’ll win anyway, but we should also hope that Eliud "Boss Man" Kipchoge runs a world record

(The Star) Athletics: Fireworks in Berlin: Thrilling contest expected as Kipchoge battle Kipsang, Cherono seeks to defend title

(Outside Online) Athletics: Aziza Raji Is Morocco's Next Great Runner
Aziza Raji grew up running with her brothers, but when they refused to race her, she turned her focus to marathons. This episode of fabric company Pertex’s, Elemental Journeys profiles her rise in Morroco’s budding distance running community

(The Star) Athletics: Changes abound ahead of next month’s Eldoret Half Marathon

(ESPN) Athletics: From Kenya, to snow, to New Mexico, Ednah Kurgat's long road to NCAA champion

Eastside 10K - Vancouver, BC

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Expert Chat: Who Will Win the Berlin Marathon?
Three Runner’s World’s writers who live and breathe the sport talk race predictions for Sunday’s big event

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: RUSADA set to be reinstated at WADA Executive Committee meeting
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is set to be reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee at its meeting next week after the organisation met the two outstanding compliance criteria, it was announced today

(IAAF) Athletics: Strong fields targeting fast times at Copenhagen Half Marathon

(NY Times) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Is the Greatest Marathoner, Ever
The reigning Olympic champion has won an unheard-of eight straight marathons. Can he capture the world record Sunday in Berlin?

(Outside Online) Athletics: American Running Needs More Female Coaches
U.S. women runners are on fire right now. Why are most of them coached by men?

(Runner's World) Athletics: Boston Marathon Race Director Undergoes Third Heart Procedure in 5 Years
Dave McGillivray is still hoping to run the race in April for his 47th straight year

(FootWearNews) Business of Sport: Nike Founder, CEO and Board Facing $20M Lawsuit Over ‘Hostile Work’ Culture

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s What to Expect on the New York City Marathon Course
Make a game plan for each of the five boroughs on the route

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kilel battles Jepkesho at Chemususu Half Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: The spotlight on Mayer in Talence
World decathlon champion Kevin Mayer will start as the favourite at this weekend’s (15-16) Decastar meeting in Talence, France, the final meeting of the 2018 IAAF Combined Events Challenge

(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos stepping down
Niels de Vos will step down as chief executive of UK Athletics (UKA) at the end of September after almost 12 years in the role

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge Mini-Episode - A Really Brief Chat With the World’s Best Marathoner

(CBC) Athletics: Berlin Marathon 'a celebration of good health' for Rachel Hannah
Canadian feels strong for Sunday's world major after overcoming serious injuries

(Cycling Weekly) Endurance Sports: Ketone drinks used among WorldTour teams to boost performance
Rumours have circulated in the last five years but a provider confirms use in the WorldTour and explains the benefits

Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang set sights on Record Chase in BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday
Two outstanding athletes from Kenya face each other in the 45th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday when Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang meet for the third round of their rivalry in the fastest marathon in the world

(ITU) Triathlon: USA’s Taylor Knibb storms to brilliant U23 World title
Reid crowned U23 World Champion after summoning up an almighty finish

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Amy Cragg: It Is Just a Moment
Carrie interviews two-time Olympian Amy Cragg! Amy discusses training at altitude, running high mileage, how she fills her free time, and her training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

(RRW) Athletics: Ward To Test Fitness At Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half-Marathon
The 30 year-old from Utah recently wrapped up a long stint of altitude training in Flagstaff which began last July, and is excited to see how his legs will respond in a high-level international road race

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(Citius Mag) Athletics: What to Watch For At the 2018 Berlin Marathon

(ESPN) Cycling: How Lawson Craddock made being last at Tour de France work for him

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canada’s Coolsaet ready for return to STWM
The 2:10 marathoner will be looking to claim the title of Canadian Marathon Champion as well as gunning for a fast time on home soil.

(Runner's World) Athletics: Lithuanian Marathon Uses Cryptocurrency to Reward Its Runners
The Lithuanian crypto-based fitness tracking network is headed to the United States soon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: End of season athletics review - eight talking points from 2018

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia doping ban - UK athletes call for suspension to remain
A group of UK athletes have demanded Russia's ban from international competition remains until it overhauls its anti-doping systems

(USATF) Athletics: DeAnna Price’s Continental Cup win earns her USATF Athlete of the Week

Athletics: Tirunesh Dibaba goes hunting for Personal Best in BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday
Among the Ethiopian’s rivals will be last year’s winner, Kenya’s Gladys Cherono and her compatriot Edna Kiplagat, a double World champion

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kimetto record under threat at Berlin Marathon
Kipruto happy to play second fiddle in Berlin

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Kelly Sotherton says receiving Beijing Olympic medal will put pain to rest
Britain's Kelly Sotherton says she has finally put behind her the "brazen" cheating that denied her an Olympic medal, as she prepares to receive a belated bronze from Beijing 2008

(DaIly Nation) Athletics:Former World Record holder retires
A recurrent patella tendon injury has forced former marathon World Record holder, Patrick Makau, into early retirement

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(ESW) Athletics: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series Announces Fall 2018 Band Headliner Schedule
Toyota Rock ’n’ Roll Concert Series to feature award-winning music talent throughout fall concert series

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Pacesetters plot world record run as champs focus on Kipchoge in Berlin marathon

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Why the IAAF Continental Cup made Paul Chelimo sick - but in a good way

Athletics: Registration for the 40th Anniversary of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Opens Today
Chicago-Area Runners Keep the Tradition Alive by Continuing the St. Patrick?s Day Celebration With an 8K Run and Two-Mile Walk Through Downtown

Athletics: Uganda’s Olympic Champion to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Stephen Kiprotich, the 2012 Olympic marathon champion, has confirmed he will race at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 21st

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Duffy hopes to finish on a high in 2021
Flora Duffy has revealed she hopes to finish her ITU triathlon career in the “perfect way” by bowing out at the 2021 Grand Final in Bermuda

(NBC) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge chases world record at Berlin Marathon; how to watch

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Semenya addresses IAAF testosterone controversy in new Nike advert
South African athlete Caster Semenya has been given her own Nike advert demonstrating "her journey to success"

(ITU) Triathlon: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event confirmed for August 2019

(EA) Athletics: Hassan now sets her sights on the Copenhagen Half Marathon

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: BMW Berlin Marathon - international elite preview
All eyes will be on Berlin on Sunday morning, with defending champions Kipchoge and Cherono battling various challengers

(Sweat Elite) Athletics: Life For A Kenyan “Outsider” (Many Sub 2:10 Marathoners)

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(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2018 Berlin Marathon
Set your alarm early this Sunday - you don’t want to miss this race

Running: 2018 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Encourages Community to "Live True. Be You"

Athletics: Deep Elite Fields sure to Make Under Armour Eastside 10K a Race to Watch
The defending Men’s Champion, Geoff Martinson, won last year in 29:59 and was also victorious in 2015 (29:32)

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Berlin champ Cherono eyes new PB in title defence

(Outside Online) Health and Fitness: Walking Might Be the Best Exercise There Is
Here's the secret to a long life: keep moving

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Night of Legends to feature Hall of Fame Inductees, ’68 Olympic Team and annual Best in Sport awards

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletics fraternity pays last respects to celebrated Koech

(Runner's World) Athletics: 2019 Boston Marathon Registration FAQ
The latest information on how to qualify for next year’s marathon, including qualifying times

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Ex-decathlete Dave Steen: IOC owes it to young athletes not to ignore doping admissions
Germany's Christian Schenk reveals steroid use in biography 30 years after winning Olympic gold

(IAAF) Athletics: Countdown continues for cross country’s return to Olympic competition

(ESPN) Athletics: Wilson Kipsang - World record is on my mind
Wilson Kipsang will be in Berlin once again this Sunday as he seeks to reclaim the world record he held after running 2:03.23 in 2013, bettering the time previously set by Kenyan compatriot Patrick Makau by five seconds

(EA) Athletics: Minsk Half Marathon proves successful again with 35,000 runners taking part

((ESW) Athletics: Women’s Long-Distance Running Legend Kathrine Switzer to be Recognized for Her Running and Activism for Women’s Sports at Three Prestigious Events In U.K.

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenya's Kiplagat eyes Berlin marathon win, only podium missing in majors collection

(Sweat Science) Health and Fitness: How to Time Your Exercise to Maximize Sleep
A new study bolsters the claim that afternoon or evening workouts can mess with sleep. But don’t panic just yet

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Berlin champ Cherono eyes new PB in title defence

(Digital Journal) Athletics: 'Without Limits' turns 20, honors American track and field legend
The sports film, "Without Limits" was released on September 11, 1998. It is turning 20 years old, and it pays homage to the American running legend Steve Prefontaine, who passed away at 24 years old in an automobile accident

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2018 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Week 1
2018 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings - Week 1

(ITU) Triathlon: Bermuda and Abu Dhabi awarded with the 2021 and 2022 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Overcoming a Rare Blood Disorder Made Shelby Houlihan a Tougher Runner
As a child, it left her fatigued, anemic, and sickly. Here’s how she became the fastest American woman in the 5K

(NYRR) Athletics: It's Simpson and Wightman at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

(IAAF) Athletics: Continental Cup elimination 3000m a tough but rewarding experience for Chelimo and Ahmed

(NBC) Athletics: Ato Boldon reflects on track and field season breakouts, looks to 2019
Track and field was supposed to suffer in 2018. Usain Bolt‘s first year in retirement. No Olympics or world outdoor championships. Even the other established stars — Allyson Felix, Justin Gatlin, Wayde van Niekerk — scarcely competed or missed the season altogether due to injury.
In their absence, new blood rejuvenated the sport in the middle of the Olympic cycle. Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles and Michael Norman kept U.S. men’s sprinting to the top. The 400m and 400m hurdles will offer some of the most anticipated head-to-heads in 2019, with at least one world-record watch.
NBC Sports analyst Ato Boldon recapped the season in the sprints and looked ahead to 2019 in a Q&A

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(Mail & Guardian) Women in Sport: ‘Bold and unapologetic’ Semenya honoured in Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ campaign

(USATF) Athletics: Christian Coleman’s Diamond League 100m win earns him USATF Athlete of the Week

(Fast Running) Athletics: Jake Robertson is finally enjoying the fruits of his labour
New Zealand’s fastest marathoner chats about his breakthrough year after uprooting and moving to Kenya over a decade ago

(Runner's World) Athletics: What You Can Learn From One of America’s Best Track Athletes
How you can implement Jenny Simpson’s pillars of success into your running

Athletics: BMW BERLIN-MARATHON set for Sunday
: Fast times and Intense Competition anticipated with Kiphoge, Kipsang, Dibaba and Cherono to race Berlin

(The Guardian) Athletics: Retiring hero Greg Rutherford still driven to prove people wrong

(USATF) Athletics: 2018 Cross Country Schedule Released!

(Express) Athletics: Mo Farah - Brit targets Chicago Marathon after record-breaking Great North Run
Mo Farah is ready to challenge at the Chicago Marathon next month after racing to a record fifth consecutive Great North Run triumph on Sunday

(The Star) Athletics: Rhonex impresses - Kenya’s fast-rising star posts second-fastest 10km performance

(IAAF) Athletics: Negewo breaks course record at Minsk Half Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya bag four gold at the IAAF Continental Cup

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(RRW) Athletics: Simpson, Wightman Kick to New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile Titles
Despite cold, wet conditions here today, the New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile featured a pair of scorching finishes in the elite fields

(IAAF) Athletics: Simpson and Willis race to record victories at Fifth Avenue Mile
(Runner's World) Jenny Simpson Wins Seventh Fifth Avenue Mile Title
The Olympic bronze medalist won another hard-fought mile in NYC
(Twitter) Jenny Simspon holds off a late rush from Colleen Quigley to capture her sixth straight and seventh total Fifth Avenue Mile title

(CBC) Athletics: Ahmed tops among Canadians on final day of Continental Cup
Long-distance runner helps Team Americas regain bragging rights from Europe

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Another SA Best for Semenya in Europe
Caster Semenya has broken the South African women's 400-metre record - for the second time in just over a month

(IAAF) Athletics: Taylor, Ibarguen and Miller-Uibo lead Americas to victory at IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018
(BBC) IAAF Continental Cup: Americas beat defending champions Europe

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Manangoi, Chepkoech clinch IAAF Continental Cup titles

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah wins record fifth Great North Run but misses out on personal best
Farah finished in 59min 26sec, four seconds short of PB - Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya takes second women’s title in 67:43

(Sport24) Athletics: Van Niekerk slowly on the mend
Wayde van Niekerk’s coach Ans Botha will meet with the medical team that is working on the injured sprinter tomorrow

(Baltimore Sun) Athletics: At a crossroad, Olympic champ Matthew Centrowitz Jr. ready for Fifth Avenue Mile

(RRW) Athletics: Superb 26:46 10-K For Rhonex Kipruto at Birell Grand Prix
The reigning IAAF World U20 10,000m champion, Rhonex Kipruto of Kenya, set the streets of Prague on fire tonight, blasting a solo 26:46 at the Birell Grand Prix, a certified, record-eligible 10-K

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipruto threatens world 10km record at Prague Grand Prix

(IAAF) Athletics: Americas lead overnight at IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Matt Hughes scores 2nd-place finish in Continental Cup steeplechase
Oshawa, Ont., native helps Americas team lead after Day 1 at IAAF event in the Czech Republic

(Kimbia) Athletics: An Honest Hero: memories of Major Paul Koech

NB Fifth Avenue Mile - New York, NY

Simplyhealth Great North Run - Newcastle to Tyneside, UK

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Michael Johnson recovering at home after four-time Olympic champion reveals he suffered 'mini-stroke'

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Hassan and Samba shine on dramatic opening day of IAAF Continental Cup
Championship records for Sifan Hassan and Abderrahman Samba, and a dramatic men's 3,000 metres steeplechase final were highlights as Team Americas took a halfway lead in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Continental Cup

(Sport24) Athletics: Semenya breaks SA 400m record in Ostrava

(BBC) Athletics: Michael Johnson: Four-time Olympic champion recovering after 'mini-stroke'

(RRW) Athletics: Rising Star Osika To Cap Successful Season At New Balance Fifth Avenue Miles
For many elite middle distance runners who are ending their season at Sunday's New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile, the finish line cannot come soon enough after a long year of racing

(The Nation) Triathlon:Laguna Phuket Triathlon to be staged in November

(BBC) Athletics: Muir wins Great City Games mile
Great Britain's Laura Muir holds off competition from the Netherlands' Susan Krumins to take victory in the elite women's one mile at the Great North City Games

Athletics: Kerr, Eccleston Win at the 12th Annual Minnesota Mile
Josh Kerr, won today’s Grandma’s Marathon Minnesota Mile road race on Skyline Parkway

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'I'm not afraid of anything': Mo Farah in confident mood as he bids for record fifth-straight win at Great North Run
* Mo Farah says he 'not afraid of anything' after establishing himself in marathons
* The 35-year-old is looking for a record fifth-straight win at the Great North Run
* The half marathon will be be used as a springboard for the Chicago Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Greg Rutherford on last jump before retirement: 'It's sad but I'm ready to retire'
Great Britain's Greg Rutherford will compete for the last time before his retirement at Saturday's Great North City Games in Newcastle

Athletics: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is Just One Month Away
Event Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Medtronic TC 10 Mile

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Get to Know a Tri Legend: Siri Lindley

(The Star) Athletics: Kenyans favoured: Chemutai leads Kenyan battalion in today’s Prague 10km race

Birell 10K - Prague, Czech Republic

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(The Independent) Athletics: How Parkrun resurrected a vision of sport that has been lost for years
In a world ever more rapaciously geared towards the imperatives of capital and top-down power, Parkrun offers something entirely different

(IAAF) Athletics: Kipruto and Chemutai aim to top podium in their return to Prague

(IAAF) Athletics: Strong Ethiopian quartet targeting first sub-2:20 in Frankfurt

(Reuters) Athletics: Sprinter Lyles moves fast to a different beat

(BBC) Athletics: Eilidh Doyle set to join Scottish Athletics board
Scotland's most decorated track and field athlete Eilidh Doyle is poised to join the board of Scottish Athletics

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Eliza McCartney out of Continental Cup, Tom Walsh takes final shot at Crouser

(Triathlete) Multisport: Traveling Across Time Zones? Here’s How to Deal

(The Star) Athletics: Eyes on Kenyans
World and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto will be the man to beat as he seeks to add another feather onto his already decorated hat at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava this weekend

Minnesota Mile - Duluth, MN

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(BBTM) Athletics: Making the Most of Your Mile - Minnesota Mile
5th stop on the BBTM GP Tour heads to Duluth, Minnesota with an event prize purse of $18,000; Team Competition added this year

(NBC) Athletics: Fifth Avenue Mile headlined by Olympic medalists on NBC Sports

(USATF) Athletics: WMA Championships continues with age group American record and nine medals earned

(IPPMedia) Athletics: Tanzania set to host 2020 Africa Cross Country championship
HE Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has offered Tanzania opportunity to host the 2020 Africa Cross Country championship, Athletics Tanzania (AT) disclosed yesterday

(ESW) Athletics: The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings Take to the Start Line
Global tour of qualifying events begins with the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

(Korea Times) Athletics: DMZ international marathon slated for Sunday

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiptoo hopes to aid elder brother break record
(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Philibert-Thiboutot looks to finish stronger at Continental Cup track meet
Middle-distance runner 'excited' to apply new technique for late-race kick

(Outside Online) Athletics: An Ode to Fall Running
Trying to capture the essence of the season? Forget it. Just go running

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Fabulous fall beckons for Kipchoge and NN Running Team

(Oregon Live) Athletics: U.S. mile record-holder Alan Webb plans a new career as a college track coach

(Grapevine) Athletics: Reykjavik Marathon Times Don’t Count, As The Course Was Too Short

(GreatRun) Athletics: Jepkosgei To Take On Cheruiyot At Great North Run

(Medium) Athletics: 11 Big Races in Africa You Should Run

(NBC) Athletics: Wyomia Tyus remembers 1968 Olympics in ‘Tigerbelle’ excerpt

(RRW) Athletics: O'Hare, Osika Win Hoka One One Long Island Miles
On a warm and humid evening here at Bay Shore Senior High School, Chris O'Hare and Shannon Osika prevailed over competitive fields at the fourth annual Hoka One One Long Island Mile

(Tribune242) Athletics: Miller-Uibo - ‘I’m Living Out My Dream’

(Digital Journal) Athletics: Sam Kendricks to compete at 2018 IAAF Continental Cup

(BBC) Athletics: How to watch Great North City Games & Great North Run on BBC TV & online

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(The Star) Athletics: Africans favoured: Korir, Amos tipped to win 800m title at Continental Cup in Ostrava

(RunGum) Athletics: Kara Goucher, Olympian and Author — Building Confidence and Conquering Self-Doubt

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Sh20m ride for Kipchoge marathon world record in Berlin

(IAAF) Athletics: High and low - Lorraine Ugen
Britain’s 2016 world indoor bronze medallist Lorraine Ugen talks about the high of joining the exclusive seven-metre club and the pain of missing out on qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games by one centimetre

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: Two Russians lose world championships medals over doping

Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon set for October 28
Top women expected to attack 2:20 mark in Frankfurt

Athletics: Cam Levins To Make Marathon Debut at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
The former Canadian 10,000m record holder (27:07.51) and 2014 Commonwealth bronze medalist has returned to his Southern Utah University coach Eric Houle in an effort to re-establish himself as a world beating runner following foot surgery
(CBC) Cam Levins 'anxious of the unknown' ahead of marathon debut in Toronto
Former Canadian-record holder in 10,000m set personal best in half marathon earlier this year

(Times Live) Athletics: Caster Semenya faces tough 400m race in Ostrava

(USATF Colorado) Athletics: Chelimo runs 12:57.55 to become fourth fastest American ever

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Champ Kamworor focused, inspired to defend New York marathon title

(IAAF) Athletics: Continental champions warm up for Ostrava with convincing wins in Zagreb

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA XC National Athletes of the Week - September 4

Hoka One One Long Island Mile - NY

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Athletics: Brooks and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Team Up To "Run Together"
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, a Wanda Sports Holding company, in conjunction with Brooks, is excited to announce a "Run Together" initiative encouraging athletes to run together in support of a healthy lifestyle

(Tri247) Triathlon:2019 Royal Windsor Triathlon opens for entry on Wednesday

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Russian anti-doping agency reinstatement chances low: director

(IAAF) Athletics: 1998 world half marathon champion Koech dies

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Ex-New York Marathon champion returns for Great North Run in Newcastle

Triathlon: The 80/20 Rule
Excerpted from 80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels by Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden. Copyright © 2018. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

(ESW) Athletics: Sarah Bishop, Olympic Trials Qualifier and Winner of 2017 Marine Corp Marathon, To Race the Indy Women’s Half Marathon
Bishop Will Be Honored with the Indy Women’s "Trailblazer Award"

(Fast Running) Athletics: What does it take to be a top female distance runner?
British distance runners Claire Duck and Jenny Nesbitt explain what it takes to perform at the top level

(Yahoo) Athletics: Haters Mocked For Wrecking Their Own Nike Stuff To Protest Kaepernick Deal

(IAAF) Athletics: IAAF Inside Athletics - Phyllis Francis

(CBC) Athletics: Shawn Barber just wants to 'jump big bars' again
Canadian pole vaulter feeling good after jumping 5.83m at Diamond League final

(IAAF) Athletics: Crouser beyond 22 metres again in Zagreb

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir secures Diamond League 1500m title after win in Brussels finals
Britain's Laura Muir added a Diamond League 1500m title to her growing list of accomplishments with victory over a high-class field in Brussels on Friday

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(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan athletics - when does the benefit of the doubt run out?

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Podcast - Kyle Merber, Paul Snyder on the 2018 Hoka One One Long Island Mile

(RRW) Athletics: Korir, Hall Capture USA 20-K Titles in New Haven
Leonard Korir of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sara Hall of Flagstaff, Ariz., captured the USA 20-K road running titles on a sweltering morning here at the 41st Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, each pocketing $9000 in prize money

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: BALCO figures offer how to rid sports of doping 15 years after scandal

(KITV) Athletics: Thousands run Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday

(WAVY) Athletics: Nearly 8,000 participate in 2018 Humana Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

(USATF) Athletics: Korir, Hall Win Big with Strong Finishes at USATF 20 km Championships
(Hartford Courant) Korir, Hall Win Faxon Law New Haven 20K Road Race Titles

(Spikes) Athletics: "It's always about the next competition"
Distance running king Geoffrey Kamworor returns to the “Big Apple” in a bid to retain his New York City Marathon title in November. We find out more about the Kenyan with the insatiable appetite for winning over any distance or surface

(Fast Running) Athletics: Great North Run men’s elite field announced

Athletics: Caster Semenya clocks fifth fastest 1,000 m during Robert Harting’s farewell party at ISTAF
Caster Semenya produced another extraordinary result at the 77th ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ereng - New star Korir taking a day at a time

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine Diamond League champions return to action in Zagreb

(Daily Nation) Athletics: IAAF bans Zambian athlete

(Fast Running) Athletics: Sifan Hassan to make half marathon debut in Copenhagen
The elite field for the Danish capital race includes a phenomenal 16 sub-60 minute men and eight sub-68 minute women

(Hartford Courant) Athletics: Korir, Cabral Headline Faxon Law New Haven Road Race Field

Faxon Law New Haven Road Race - CT
USA 20K Championships

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Athletics: Virginia Beach Welcomes More Than 8,000 Registered Runners For 2018 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
Mike Morgan takes top spot in the half marathon while Mary Schneider finishes first in women’s race

(IAAF) Athletics: Semenya clocks 2:30.70 in ISTAF 1000m as Harting takes his final bow

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Former Olympian Gillick reveals his fight back from the brink of despair

(ITU) Duathlon: Eggenschwiler and Le Bellec triumph in the Zofingen Duathlon Long Distance World Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Ten memorable moments from the 2018 IAAF Diamond League

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Kenyan athletes win international marathon along Yellow River

(Yahoo) Athletics: The alchemist behind India's heptathlon gold

(Diamond League) Athletics: Brussels - Barega Clocks 12:43.02 World U20 Record
Selemon Barega's world U20 record* in the 5000m and Christian Coleman’s dominant victory in the 100m highlighted the action on the track at the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on Friday (31), the second of two 2018 IAAF Diamond League finals
Ibarguen Concludes Diamond Double
Caterine Ibarguen’s unlikely double diamond ambitions reached fruition at the 42nd Van Damme Memorial in Brussels on Friday (31) as the Colombian star added the IAAF Diamond League title in the long jump to the triple jump title she took in Zurich just over 24 hours earlier

(Japan Today) Triathlon: Japan clinches triathlon double

ISTAF Berlin - Germany

Kauai Marathon - Hawaii

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(Inside the Games) Triathlon: Pfeifer and Lehair win titles at World University Triathlon Championships

(USATF) Athletics: Korir Eyes USATF Running Circuit Lead at USATF 20 km Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: Eleven European champions return to Berlin for ISTAF meeting

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Daniela Ryf Wins Record Fourth Ironman 70.3 World Title

(EthioSports) Athletics: An interview with the three-time Olympic champion runner Tirunesh Dibaba

(NY Times) Athletics: Running While Female
The death of the runner Mollie Tibbetts has ignited a national conversation about the harassment and fears women face every time they go for a run

(IAAF) Athletics: High quality field for Copenhagen Half Marathon

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan politician calls for report into progress of anti-doping law following positive tests

(IAAF) Athletics: After Zurich triumph, Kipruto is latest addition to list of shoeless wonders

(ITU) Triathlon: Jumpei Furuya races to victory at the Asian Games

(CBC) Athletics: Pole vaulter Barber caps Diamond League season with bronze in Brussels
Canadian teammate Mo Ahmed runs season-best 13:03.08 in record-breaking men's 5,000m

(Balls.IE) Athletics: 18-Year-Old Ethiopian Runs Outrageously Fast 5000m Final

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Convicted Russian dopers will be stopped from collecting London 2012 silver medals at IAAF events
* IAAF do not want convicted dopers handed silver medals at sanctioned events
* Ekaterina Poistogova and Tatyana Tomashova given medals from London 2012
* Paula Radcliffe has hit out at the IOC for awarding Russians their medals

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir secures Diamond League 1500m title after win in Brussels finals
Britain's Laura Muir added a Diamond League 1500m title to her growing list of accomplishments with victory over a high-class field in Brussels on Friday

CBC TV - Road to the Olympic Games: 2018 IAAF Track and Field Diamond League Series - Zurich / Brussels - 2 PM EDT

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