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Runner's Web August 2020 FrontPage Archive

  September 23, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(SportInDepth) Athletics: A prodigy’s teenage career at an end, are world records on the horizon?
One of the most scrutinized teenagers in the history of distance running, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, just celebrated his 20th birthday. His last race as a teenager was a stunning 3000 meter, where he came close to setting a new European record, but was beaten into second place by fellow teenager Jacob Kiplimo

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: One Trick Pony
When former IAAF President Lamine Diack was sentenced to four years in prison, two suspended, for corruption by a court in Paris last week, I was going to revisit the whole sorry saga; but, apart from the fact that the 87 years old Diack is never going to get banged up (he’s already been under house arrest for three years), there was little to add except that Diack’s son Papa Massata, holed up in Dakar, Senegal and refusing to budge, thus avoiding arrest, was, in my view the principal instigator of the corruption at the heart of darkness that was the IAAF that Seb Coe took over four years ago. But during my researches for a potential piece, I came across something I wrote ten years ago. It touches on many of the problems affecting international athletics back in 2010. Now, I don’t see myself as any sort of prophet, of doom or otherwise in these matters, but there seems to be a lot of stuff in the piece that is still germane. Enjoy! Or not, as the case might be…

(SportsPromedia) Cycling: our de France draws 40m domestic TV viewers
FTV sees 21% YOY audience increase for delayed 2020 race

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Is It Safe to Exercise if the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke?
Fast or slow? Is there a time limit? Can we bring the dog along? Expert advice for working out when the smoke gets in your eyes - and lungs

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jelagat hoping to swim with the big fish in London Marathon
* In January 2015, Jelagat began a full career in athletics by attending local races
* "Life was difficult when I started training, I even didn’t have training gear, but I kept on working hard. I remember when I first participated in the Family Bank Half Marathon, I was in the top 40 before participating in the 2015 Kass Marathon which I finished after three hours," she said

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Four reigning world champions set for Kip Classic
* However, the meeting director Barnaba Korir said that more elite athletes are expected to confirm participation before closure of entries on Friday
* Athletics Kenya senior vice president Paul Mutwii said a dry run will be conducted on Saturday involving three races -- 200m, 400m and 800m, to test equipment and general preparedness

(WA) Athletics: Loaded 3000m line-up for Doha as 2020 Wanda Diamond League set to go out on a high

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic-bound Trevor Hofbauer leads 'strong' Canadian team into half marathon worlds
Justin Kent, Ben Preisner, Tom Toth, Rachel Cliff also competing Oct. 17 in Poland

(AW) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo set for World Half
The world 5000m record-holder and the world 3000m leader have been named on the Uganda team for the half-marathon in Gdynia

(BBC) Athletics: Papa Massata Diack fights back over his corruption conviction in France
Papa Massata Diack has goaded French authorities by saying they will have to send special forces to Senegal if he is to serve a five-year jail term handed out to him in France for corruption and breach of trust

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: What A Finish In The 1500 Meters!
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






  September 22, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Gulf Times) Athletics: We are ready to host 2020 Wanda Doha Diamond League: QAF President

(ABC) Olympics: Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen
IOC President Thomas Bach this week will join a number of Japanese government and city officials, local organizers and other top International Olympic Committee leaders in repeating a message they’ve failed to convey forcefully enough to local sponsors

(The Sportsman) Athletics: The Real Running Podcast - Infotainment And Inspiration For Every Type Of Runner
Tina Muir presents a pod for newbies and marathoners alike

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Kipkemboi is relishing to pace at London Marathon
* In 2011, he joined Rock High School in Tororo, Uganda after his brother ,Eliud Kibet Too, who is also an athlete secured a place for him. He sat his Form Four exams and when he was unable to continue to Form Five, Kipkemboi returned home
* That is when he started training after being inspired by what his brother was doing. Kipkemboi joined Complete Sports stable before shifting to Global Sports Communication

(ITU) Triathlon: World Triathlon announces dates for Valencia WC and 100,000 USD bonus pool

(The Star) Athletics: Sports CS says Kip Keino Classic could give birth to 2025 global show
* With the restrictions imposed by the government to curb the spread of coronavirus still in place,Amina revealed that the venue will be filled up-to 20 percent
* Meanwhile with the suspension contact sports still in place,Amina assured the national football team that their preparations for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will be accorded special consideration

(Olympic.org) Athletics: On the International Day of Peace, Olympic medallists Tulu and Meyer reflect on a defining winning moment in Barcelona 1992: "We represented Africa."
They were the most natural of actions, but the hugs, kisses and flag-laden celebrations of Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu and South Africa’s Elana Meyer after winning gold and silver respectively in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 have never been forgotten

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 127 with Matt Chittim
"It got to the point where I was looking in the metaphorical mirror and saying to myself, ‘Alright, what am I going to do here? You’re sacrificing your job effectiveness by doing as much as you can with this podcast as often as you can and by not making a decision, you’re making a decision.’ And ultimately it came down to the fact that I just believed that I could turn this into a profession. I didn’t exactly know how to do it or when it would happen but I just started to believe. And ultimately that belief kind of ruled the day for me."

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Paul Chelimo "Go Hard Or Suffer The Rest Of Your Life"
This year’s national 3000 champ indoors, Paul Chelimo often presents a carefree image, but he knows only one way to train and race

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Arkea-Samsic Tour de France hotel searched in anti-doping probe
French cycling team Arkea-Samsic says it will take action if an investigation into alleged doping offences during the Tour de France finds evidence of wrongdoing
(Globe and Mail) Two in custody in Tour de France doping probe: Marseille prosecutor

(The Guardian) Sport: Covid spike leads government to pause return of fans to sports stadiums
Supporters very unlikely to be allowed on 1 October as planned - Prime minister pressured to create ‘support package’ for sport

(Gulf Times) Athletics: 27 Olympic and World medallists to take the stage in Doha

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: Why I love being powerful and dominant
The double Olympic champion shares her biggest fear, greatest motivation, and why she is working hard for the final chapter of her impressive sprinting career

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: UCLA’s Griffith Sprinted Into History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






  September 21, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(CBC) Olympics: Canadian athletes support protest at Olympics 'in certain situations'
Olympians against actions on field of play, in favour of protests in assigned spaces

(Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic: How many fans will be allowed at the event?
* "The tickets will be bought online only. We must know how to manage and control the crowd from the word go," said Tuwei.
* Tuwei said entries for both elite and local athletes close on Friday this week, but they are due to release the tentative list Tuesday

(Black Star News) Athletics: Color Of Change Supports Gwen Berry, Criticizes Nike’s Hypocrisy
Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, has announced its sponsorship of U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry through the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

(WA) Athletics: Cheptegei and Kiplimo lead Ugandan team for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

(Glasgow Times) Athletics: London calling but with a 2020 twist for Steph Twell
This is not what Steph Twell expected her London Marathon debut to look like.

(EA) Athletics: Double gold for Ingebrigtsen and Jæger at the Norwegian Championships
Less than 48 hours after clocking a 7:27.05 lifetime best and European U23 record over 3000m at the Rome Diamond League on Thursday night, Jakob Ingebrigtsen embarked on a middle distance double at the Norwegian Championships in Bergen on 19-20 September

(Nation) Athletics: Douglas Wakiihuri has one word for Kipgoche v Bekele: ‘Boom!’
* Tight call Legendary Kenyan runner says race far from decided, tips Ethiopian duo Tola and Geremew to do well
* Wakiihuri likens putting fastest marathon runner Kipchoge, and second fastest Bekele in the same race with two raging bulls in same ring

(ESPN) Cycling: Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France
In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling's showpiece race Sunday on the eve of his 22nd birthday, becoming the second-youngest winner of the 117-year-old event that this year braved -- and overcame -- France's worsening coronavirus epidemic

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Could John Capriotti’s departure mean Nike is scaling back its support for track? Not so fast

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Ewell Made Quite The (Penn) State-ment
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






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(Eurosport UK) Triathlon: Triathlete Mentrida grateful for praise after selfless act
A Spanish triathlete has played down the significance of his sporting gesture in last week's Santander Triathlon after he surrendered third place by slowing down to allow a fellow competitor who had taken a wrong turn to overtake him

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Kimeli clocks 10,000m world lead in Leiden, Warholm and Ingebrigtsen victorious in Bergen

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Njeri, Niiya and Hironaka Go Sub-15 - National Corporate Championships Day Three Results

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Praught-Leer starts early Tokyo 2021 prep

(BBC) CDycling: Tour de France - Pogacar overhauls Roglic to win title in stunning finish
(VeloNews) Tour de France stage 21: Tadej Pogacar crowned champion as Sam Bennett wins Paris sprint
Irish sprinter beats Mads Pedersen and Peter Sagan on the Champs-Élysées

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: The 10th Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon succeeded the pandemic challenge

(Cycling News) Cycling: Eddy Merckx: Jumbo-Visma rode Tour de France stupidly
Five-time Tour winner says Roglic's team should have seen Pogacar coming

(Nation) Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele: Why I have great respect for Kipchoge
* Many tip Bekele, a three-time Olympic champion and world 10,000 metres record holder to shake Kipchoge
* Bekele said that the NN Running Team around him, Kipchoge and teammates has been huge motivation

(NewsLetter) Athletics: ‘Why I wanted to bring Olympic gold back home to Ulster’
The whole province remembers the glorious moment when Northern Ireland’s Mary Peters stood on an Olympic podium to pick up her gold medal for participation in the women’s pentathalon. She tells JOANNE SAVAGE about her incredible sporting life

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Campaign group calls on World Athletics to reverse testosterone rules after Semenya court defeat
A campaign backed by a coalition of former competitors, sports scientists and doctors has called on World Athletics to reverse its decision to ban Caster Semenya and other female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone from competing in certain events unless they take medication

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Marathon world record holder Kipchoge hopeful of competing at Tokyo 2020
Eliud Kipchoge, the current men's marathon world record holder, says he is hopeful of competing at the rearranged Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Unique Discus History For Oerter In 1958
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Army Run - Ottawa, ON
***CANCELLED***

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon - Belfast, Ireland
***CANCELLED***






  September 19, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 10K Star Lopez Lomong Not Done With The 5000 Yet

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar poised to win after stunning time-trial ride
Tadej Pogacar is set to win the Tour de France ahead of strong favourite Primoz Roglic in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the race's history
(ESPN) Tadej Pogacar seizes Tour de France lead in penultimate stage
(VeloNews) Primož Roglic on stunning Tour de France defeat: ‘I was without the power I needed’>A?
Primož Roglic lost his legs for first time in an otherwise faultless Tour de France performance Saturday, tumbling out of the race lead in dramatic time trial collapse

(Star-Tribune) Athletics: Gophers leaders, Mark Coyle get it wrong: men's track and field program too good to cut
Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle should have made other decisions, and found the money necessary in football's fat budget to save the men's track team

(CBC) Athletics: Breaking down the unique Diamond League season with Tim Hutchings
Diamond League commentator Tim Hutchings joins Scott Russell to discuss record breaking performances and more

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Why not discontinue the 3k and 5k as NCAA indoor events, move cross country to the winter permanently?

(WA) Athletics: Wang and Liu impress at Chinese Championships

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Why not discontinue the 3k and 5k as NCAA indoor events, move cross country to the winter permanently?

(Slate) Women in Sport: Why I Changed My Mind About the Caster Semenya Case
I used to think that rules regulating testosterone in sports made sense. Now I’m not so sure

(NY Times) Athletics: It Was 50 Years Ago Today, the Marathon Came to New York to Stay
There won’t be a New York City Marathon this year, but we can celebrate the anniversary of the first one, held on Sept. 13, 1970.

(CBC) Athletics: The Breakdown - Alysha Newman on the pole vaulting culture
Pole vaulters led the charge on bringing sports back after the COVID-19 lockdown, which fits right in with the attitude of pole vaulting culture. Canadian record holder Alysha Newman discusses this world with CBC Sports' Anson Henry

(Glasgow Times) Athletics: Coach tips Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie to shine at Tokyo 2020
Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie can deploy the priceless lessons from their impressive campaign to chase Olympic medals next summer, their coach Andy Young has insisted

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Nike’s track and field overlord John Capriotti eyes consulting role in post-Nike future

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Indiana State’s Hyche Swept Sprints In 1993
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen wins stage 19 as Primoz Roglic retains lead
Soren Kragh Andersen claimed his second win of the Tour de France with another shrewd late solo attack on stage 19

Oasis Zoo Run - Toronto, ON
***CANCELLED/VIRTUAL RUN***






  September 18, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Times of India) Women in Sport: South African rights groups join Semenya's battle against ban

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Adulation
Saturday, September 19 is the 98th anniversary of the birth of Emil Zátopek - and, coincidentally that of his wife, Dana Zátopková who only died a few weeks ago

(USATF) Athletics: Winkler, Schmidt earn Athlete of the Week honors

(Japan Today) Olympics: Olympics cancellation likely to sock populace with nasty tax surprise

(CitizenSA) Athletics: Satisfied with his season, Simbine is now eyeing the Olympics
"I want to take that confidence into my training and my races next season, and make sure I put it all together in the Olympic season."

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 274: Emily Durgin - Dark Sky Distance Under Armour
Emily Durgin is a part of the recently announced Under Armour Dark Sky Distance team in Flagstaff! She ran for the University of Connecticut where she majored in journalism and communications. Post college she spent some time with the New Balance Development group in Boston while nannying full time

(iNews) Athletics: Jo Pavey talks lockdown training tactics, a sixth Olympic Games aged 47 - and running beyond a marathon
British 10,000m athlete runs for the pure love of it - but a place at the delayed Tokyo 2020 is in her sights

Athletics: Athletics Canada Marathon Relay Challenge to Provide Athletes a Virtual Competition
International and domestic road racing schedules have been decimated by the global pandemic leaving athletes scrambling to find competition

(Inside the Games) Athletics:Van Niekerk "comfortable and confident" for Olympic title defence after return to competition

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon moves from April into September
The race is now scheduled for 12 September

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: World leader! - Thompson Herah wins 100m in blistering 10.85 seconds in Rome Diamond League

(BBC) Athletics: Armand Duplantis sets new outdoor pole vault mark
Armand Duplantis produced the highest ever outdoors jump in the pole vault as he cleared 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome

(Glasgow Times) Athletics: Jemma Reekie conquers Rome to seal second Diamond League success
Jemma Reekie engaged in a little gladiatorial combat in Rome last night and duly put her rivals to the sword to conclude a remarkable 2020 campaign with victory at the Golden Gala meeting
(The Telegraph) Jemma Reekie rounds off record-breaking year with high-profile 800m triumph at Rome Diamond League
Laura Muir, for whom Reekie was once a young training partner, could only manage a third-placed finish in Italy

(RRW) Athletics: Fantastic Men's 3000m At Rome Diamond League
In warm and humid conditions, Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda and Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway battled to the line in a fast and dramatic men's 3000m at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Rome, the penultimate stop of the pandemic-shortened 2020 Wanda Diamond League.

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Dendy’s Double-Double Put Him Among Greats
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






  September 17, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Guardian) Athletics: Jemma Reekie savours Diamond League 800m win over housemate Laura Muir
Reekie moved into Muir’s Glasgow home before lockdown - Mondo Duplantis sets outdoor pole vault world record

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Primoz Roglic keeps lead as Michal Kwiatkowski wins stage 18
Michal Kwiatkowski led a superb Ineos Grenadiers one-two on stage 18 to help salvage their Tour de France as Primoz Roglic took a step closer to the title

(CBC) Triathlon: CBC Sports Oral Histories: The day Simon Whitfield came out of nowhere to make history in Sydney
Behind the scenes of how a little-known Canadian triathlete captured gold in 2000


Carrie sits down with Olympic Gold Medalist Gwen Jorgensen, her sister Elizabeth, and her mom Nancy! They chat about their new book “Go, Gwen, Go: A Family’s Journey to Olympic Gold,” as well as Gwen’s career, the process of writing the book, what they’re up to now, and much more!

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Bahrain set to be stripped of another 2018 Asian Games gold medal because of doping
Bahrain’s Hassan Chani is set to be stripped of the gold medal he won in the 10,000 metres at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta after being banned by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for doping

(The Voice) Athletics: Marathon man Kipchoge lands new honour
Kenyan becomes the newest Laureus Ambassador

(RRW) Athletics: trong European Field for Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half-Marathon
The race celebrates its tenth edition on Saturday

(Gulf News) Athletics: 15th RAK Half Marathon slotted for February 19
Registration opens in October for popular event attracting top global athletes

(Kyodo News) Olympics: As sports embraces activism, what should Tokyo Games permit?

(Nike) Athletics: Being the Change I Want to See
Four-time Olympian and Bowerman Track Club coach Shalane Flanagan reflects on her transition from athlete to coach - and what motivates her as she brings her best to serving her athletes and the Nike Run Club community

(Nation) Drugs in Sport: Doctor accused of masterminding doping network goes on trial
* One Austrian athlete was caught during a blood transfusion
* During the course of the investigation, senior prosecutor Kai Graeber says a "terrific" amount of evidence was uncovered

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Tour de France riders react: Just how hard was the Col de la Loze?
The peloton gives its thoughts on the highest climb of this year's French Grand Tour

(CBC) Athletics: Laura Muir 'in shape' to set 800-metre personal-best at Golden Gala track meet
European 1,500m champion expects tough test from training partner Jemma Reekie

(The Guardian) Athletics: How Lamine Diack's 16-year reign in charge of IAAF led to a jail term
Diack’s corruption, covering up Russian doping cases for bribes, was discovered after police raided a Paris hotel

(Journal du Cameroun) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopia launches doping testing on athletes

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: SMU’s Ezeh Hammered Out Greatness
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Diamond League Rome - Italy
CBC Webcast






  September 16, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon:Duffy upbeat after triumph in World Cup
Flora Duffy says her triumph at the Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup event in the Czech Republic last weekend has sent her confidence soaring

(CBC) Athletics: Matt Hughes sets 3rd PB in 5 weeks after nearly cutting European running tour short
Canadian steeplechase record-holder clocks 3:37.20 in 1,500 metres to finish season

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France stage 17: Miguel Angel Lopez wins, Primoz Roglic stretches lead
(VeloNews) Miguel Ángel López wins atop Col de la Loze queen stage
Primoz Roglic extends yellow jersey lead, surrounded by his teammates on a tough Alpine climbing stag

(Vaulter Magazine) Athletics: Elite Athletes try to CANCEL Vaulter Magazine

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Lamine Diack, former head of world athletics federation, sentenced to jail for corruption

(Nation) Athletics: Why young Chebet cannot wait for London Marathon
* Her basic diet comprises mainly traditional vegetables, ugali and sour milk which she says gives her energy during training
* Born in January 20, 1998, at Lemotit Village in Londiani, Kericho County, Chebet went to Kalyet Primary School before joining Tulwo Girls High School in Nandi County where she did her ‘O’ level exams in 2014

(BBC) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk wins on return saying he 'almost forgot how to race'
South Africa's Olympic 400 metre champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk returned from injury with an impressive win

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 'I realised I might kick the bucket': GB track legend Kriss Akabusi reveals the uncomfortable details of his colon cancer scare
* The 61-year-old is using his experience to front the Stay on Track campaign
* It is a shift in tone from the image of the laughing star of British athletics
* Akabusi ignored the symptoms until a friend pushed him to seek medical help
* Bowel cancer is fourth most common in the UK and the second biggest killer

(The Guardian*) Triathlon: As soon as I spotted Vicky Holland I knew I wanted her to win
The winner of our Young Sportswriter of the Year, ages 10 to 12, on being in Rio when Holland won Olympic bronze

(National Post) Athletics: With Olympics on hold, Andre De Grasse lends his support to possible Commonwealth Games bid for Hamilton
The sprinter imagines that he would lace up his cleats in Hamilton, perhaps even as a closing act to a career that at present has a lot of track ahead of it

(TeamUSA) Athletics: 91-Year-Old Olympic Gold Medalist Charles H. Moore Jr. Is Running His Final Lap With Purpose

(EA) Athletics: Hynne powers to a world 800m lead of 1:58.10 in Bellinzona
Hedda Hynne won a high quality 800m at the Gala dei Castelli in Bellinzona on Tuesday (15) evening, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, winning in a world lead and Norwegian record of 1:58.10 and leading three other women under the 1:59-barrier

(The Guardian) Athletics: London Marathon prize money cut but separate fund made for British athletes
Race winners will earn significantly less than in 2019 - Mo Farah to help British athletes run Olympic qualifying time

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Gehrmann Starred In The Mile/1500
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






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(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Lennard Kamna wins stage 16 as Primoz Roglic retains overall lead
German Lennard Kamna produced a superb solo break to power to victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic maintained the overall lead
Ineos' Egan Bernal picks himself up after cracking
Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal said he "felt empty" as he lost more than seven minutes to leader Primoz Roglic on Sunday's Grand Colombier climb
(VeloNews) Dave Brailsford on Egan Bernal’s Tour de France: ‘Clearly something is wrong’
Ineos Grenadiers Principal Dave Brailsford addressed the setbacks for his GC star, Egan Bernal, saying: 'He's proud, it's not in his nature to quit.'

(CBC) Athletics: The Breakdown - The Pacemaker
What is a pacemaker? Are they important? Oh, they're important alright. CBC Sports Anson Henry breaks it down

(The Star) Athletics: Eldoret City race gets the Abbot Marathon Majors recognition
* Tanui said the three-year-old Eldoret race has been recognised despite this year's edition being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
* He said the prize money of US$35,000 for the winner was a major contributor to the elevation, adding that the money was equal to what is being paid in Europe

(PopCulture) Athletics: Olympic Star Colleen Quigley Reveals How She Can Win Gold in Tokyo, Reflects on 2016 Games

(The Guardian) Olympics: Going for gold: looking back at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 20 years on - in pictures
The torch relay, Fatso the wombat, Cathy Freeman’s winning sprint and an opening ceremony that stopped the nation: these photographs capture a golden moment

(The Morning SHakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 126 with Brenda Martinez
"I think over the years I started to realize it’s more than just running. There is more to life than just running. Obviously it’s a big part of what I do but I’m starting to realize that we need to make sure our happiness intact. I try to make that a part of my life. I try to stick to my schedule, I try waking up early, I try going to bed early, just trying to be positive. I try not to feel entitled and hopefully I’m this positive light for these kids. I just want to be a good role model more than anything. And I don’t want to ever complain or anything like that."

(Science of Sport) Women in Sport: THE CASE OF CASTER: Why Principle Trumped Bad Evidence / Her Future / What It Means For the Future of Women’s Sport

(CBC) Athletics: Justin Kent qualifies for half marathon worlds, narrowly missing B.C. course record
Athletics Canada to unveil men's, women's teams Sept. 21 for October race in Poland

(Runner's Wolrd) Endurance Sports: Peloton Announced a New, Lower-Cost Treadmill
The fitness brand announced the release of a smaller, cheaper treadmill and a feature-packed stationary bike
* Peloton announced its new line of products, including a scaled-down version of its treadmill, which will be called the Tread, and a feature-packed stationary bike.
*The price of the original Tread will be $2,495 and the original treadmill, now called Tread+, will be $4,295.
* The new Tread will have a traditional running belt, while the Tread+ will feature a slat belt

(The Guardian) Athletics: Stray cat sprints across finish line during 100m race in Turkey
A feline track invader nearly interrupted a 100m race in Istanbul after darting across the finish line. The cat's unexpected sprint across the track was at the end of the Balkan U20s championship. The footage shows runners attempting to dodge the cat as it ran across the eight lanes. The race was won by Turkish athlete Umut Uysal

(EA) Athletics: World leaders Visser, Bol and Reekie confirmed for Bellinzona
Three European athletes with world leading marks to their credit are due to compete at the Gala dei Castelli in Bellinzona on Tuesday (15) evening, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Boden Dominated Javelin, Set World Record
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






  September 14, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Great Races: Liquori Beats Ryun In The Dream Mile
Track's history is full of great races. To kick off our new series of trips to the T&FN vaults to find coverage of some of the most memorable battles, we take you back to our II May 1971 edition for a legendary 4-lap clash pitting Jim Ryun against Marty Liquori. That issue featured a pair of stories on the Dream Mile, first a news piece by Jim Dunaway & Bob Hersh and then an accompanying feature by Hersh

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah to focus on 10,000m at Tokyo Olympics
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed he will skip the 5,000m at the Tokyo Games next summer

(The Guardian) Athletics: UK Athletics to cut costs by culling its Diamond League and anti-doping staff
Fears grow for future of London and Gateshead events - Anti-doping team to be cut from three people to two

(Nation) Athletics: NOC-K stirkes Team Kenya deal with lottery company
* Team Kenya Chef de Mission Waithaka Kioni welcomed the deal saying it would help athletes take their A-game in Tokyo and usurp the Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 medal tallies.
* Kenya’s medal haul of six gold, six silver and one bronze in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil remains the best performance by the country at the Olympics. Beijing 2008 saw Kenya bag six gold, four silver and six bronze in what stands out as the second best ever performance

(TeamSA) Athletics: Van Niekerk gets green light to go again
Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk will return to action on Tuesday, while some of South Africa’s most accomplished track and field stars are hoping to deliver a double strike...

(Nation) Athletics: Priscah Jeptoo makes London Marathon prediction
* Jeptoo admits that this year’s London Marathon will be competitive and different from the previous events due to the Covid-19 safety measures that have been introduced that will see athletes running in a loop.
* Jeptoo, 36, said the previous London route was enjoyable to run on but with the course adjusted this year results may be different

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Relief!
This year I experienced a lot of healing from the Achilles injury, says Thompson-Herah

(Yahoo) Athletics: Jessica Hull breaks Australian 1500m record

(Allure) Women in Sport: White Fragility & the Ruling Against Caster Semenya
Black women athletes - and their bodies - are often under intense scrutiny

(EA) Athletics: Jæger breaks world U18 heptathlon best with 6301 points
The exploits of Karsten Warholm and the Ingebrigtsens in recent years have put athletics squarely back in the spotlight in Norway and their country’s athletics aficionados have yet another precocious youngster to follow in Henriette Jæger.

(CBC) Athletics: Laura Muir sets 1,500-metre meet record before 3,500 track fans in Berlin
Karsten Warholm breaks Edwin Moses' event mark in men's 400m hurdles
(Daily Mail) Laura Muir continues stunning form as she clocks world best time of 3:57.40 to win the 1500m at ISTAF Berlin meet
* Laura Muir continued her excellent form by winning 1500m at ISTAF Berlin
* The impressive Scot managed to prevail with a world leading time of 3:57.40
* Muir was more than two seconds clear of British team-mate Laura Weightman

(WA) Athletics: Celebrating the New York City Marathon, on its 50th Anniversary

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Oregon’s Theisen Made Heptathlon History
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Athletics: Karsten Warholm breaks Ed Moses’ 40 year-old ISTAF record in Berlin
Laura Muir took the 1,500 m in style,running a new world lead and ISTAF record of 3:57.40

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar wins stage 15 in sprint finish with overall leader Primoz Roglic
Tadej Pogacar won stage 15 of the Tour de France to slightly cut Primoz Roglic's lead as defending champion Egan Bernal dropped out of contention

(Nation) Athletics: Kiyeng stuns world champ Chepkoech in Berlin
* Kiyeng last beat Chepkoech during the 2017 Doha leg of the Diamond League before turning on style to win the silver leg of the World Athletics Tour in the German capital three years later.
* Chepkoech, the 3,000m steeplechase world record holder, returned a season best time of 9:10.07, while Marusa Mismas from Slovakia set a new national record of 9:20.68 for third place

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Pete Julian pronounces his group’s European tour a success

(Boxscore) Athletics: The hunting down of Ethiopia's long distance athletic records continues

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Fukuoka International Marathon to Go Ahead With Limited Field Size

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir: Scot runs world-leading 1500m time in Berlin for fifth straight win
Laura Muir ran a world-leading time of three minutes 57.40 seconds in the women's 1500m at the ISTAF Berlin meet to claim her fifth straight victory

(ITU) Triatjhlon: Duffy back to her very best to land Karlovy Vary gold
Outstanding Luis powers to Karlovy Vary World Cup gold

Athletics: Amanal Petros and Melat Kejeta dominate Frankfurt half marathon
Both will head the German teams for the World Half Marathon Championships, which are planned to go ahead on 17 October in Gdynia, Poland

(Nation) Athletics: No coach, no problem for world champion Ruth Chepng'etich
* Kenya Olympic team member and mother of one now runs close to 170km per week in training as she prepares for her debut in London Marathon
* Reigning world champion confesses how self-training with a mix of group runs have turned her from just another athlete to the preeminent woman runner over the distance, laden with many titles but looking for more

(TRack and Filed News) Athletics: 79th ISTAF In Berlin’s Olympic Stadium On Sunday

(The Guardian) Athletics: New Cathy Freeman documentary prompts reflection on how far Australia has come
The Olympic champion’s story encapsulates the essence of Australia, from injustices of First Nations people to the power of sport

(NAL) Athletics: USATF brushes off athletes, punts on Team USA for World Half-Marathon Championship
Next month's World Athletics Half Marathon Championships will take place without Team USA, because USA Track & Field chose to deny athletes who rightfully qualified their chance to compete in their event’s biggest stage, and did so in the quietest way possible. If only this was a first

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Tie Goes To The Buckeye
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

ISTAF - Berlin, Germany






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(CBC) Triathlon: Tamara Jewett overcomes 4-minute deficit to prevail at Canadian triathlon championship
Former UofT track star shines in 10 km run to beat 2016 Olympian Amélie Kretz

(Swetat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Why Altitude Training Helps Some but Not Others
A new analysis casts doubt on the idea that people are born as "responders" or "non-responders" for training in thin air

(BBC) Cycling:Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen wins stage 14
Soren Kragh Andersen took a surprise win on stage 14 of the Tour de France to cap a sublime tactical ride by Team Sunweb

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: South African Government pledges to fight "injustice" of Semenya ruling
South African Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has pledged to fight the "injustice" of the ruling which requires Caster Semenya to take testosterone-reducing medication in order to be eligible to compete

(USATF) Athletics: Crouser, Rudolph earn repeat Athlete of the Week honors

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah wins Antrim Coast Half Marathon but misses British record
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah won the Antrim Coast Half Marathon held on Northern Ireland's scenic coastline
(Belfast Telegraph) Sir Mo Farah victorious in Northern Ireland half marathon
It was one of the first major sporting events following coronavirus lockdown and spectator numbers were significantly down

(Nation) Athletics: Felix Limo: Why London Marathon could spring up surprises
* Predictions: Women’s race tight but I’m placing my bet on Vivian Cheruiyot, says Limo
* Former winner advises that for an athlete to perform well in a race, it’s not about training only, but also a matter of good calculations, says this years’ edition is a little bit tricky because the athletes will race in 19 clockwise laps of 2.15 kilometres on a circuit course

(Track and Filed News) Athletics: A Short But Fast Summer For Sha’Carri Richardson

(ESPN) Cycling: Neilson Powless makes history as the first Native American cyclist to ride in the Tour de France

(AW) Athletics: Mondo Duplantis, Karsten Warholm and Laura Muir set for Berlin
A small audience in the German capital are in for a treat at the annual, long-standing ISTAF meeting on Sunday

(Yahoo) Olympics: Long-serving Olympic member urges athletes not to take the knee in Tokyo >BR>
(Belfast Telehraph) Athletics: Farah set to put his best foot forward in a high-quality Antrim Coast Half Marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Jack Davis Was Ahead Of His Time
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(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Primoz Roglic extends lead as Daniel Martinez wins stage 13
Primoz Roglic extended his lead in the yellow jersey on the Tour de France after Daniel Martinez claimed a superb win on stage 13

(TASS) Athletics: Russian athletics head coach says content with athletes’ results at national championship
The 2020 Russian Athletics Championship was hosted by Chelyabinsk between September 8 and 11 involving the country’s top track and field athletes

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 273: Andrew Kastor - Coach of the Mammoth Track Club
Andrew started his own running career at the age of 14 and went on to pursue a degree in Exercise Physiology. While in college, Andrew’s commitment to the sport of running continued to grow, as he competed in cross-country and track, specializing in the middle-distance events

(Kyodo News) Olympics: Masks present Tokyo Olympics organizers with extra heat woes

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Operation Aderlass investigators discover new doping product
Synthetic haemoglobin H7379 reportedly in use during 2016 and 2017 seasons

(AC) Athletics: Growing both on and off the track in 2020, Alysha Newman is ready to shine as she prepares for the 2021 Olympic season

Athletics: 79th ISTAF in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Sunday
Scandinavian supremacy in Berlin: Warholm, Duplantis, Stahl among the ISTAF stars

(SportBusiness) Athletics: World Athletics incurred $17.4m loss in 2019, despite RusAF payment

(BBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: 'Once I though she was cheat. Now I'm sure she belongs in women's athletics'
Madeleine Pape weaved her way patiently through a crowded room in Botswana's Gaborone Conference Centre

(Nation) Athletics: Mary Keitany predicts winner of 'tough' London Marathon
* Keitany is one of the world’s most decorated marathon runners and third fastest on the all-time list behind fellow Kenyan world record holder Brigid Kosgei and Great Britain’s Paula Radcliffe

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Coronavirus pandemic is forcing college track and cross country coaches to rethink everything

(Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic test run called off as Nyayo not ready
* Repair of running track to begin Friday as Kenya readies to host Continental Tour
* AK’s technical officials will select athletes to compete late next week.
* Immediately after selection, the athletes will be notified

(The Telegraph) Paralympics: UK Athletics under investigation over death of para athlete in 2017
Abdullah Hayayei, who competed in the discus, shot put and javelin suffered head injuries when a throwing cage collapsed on him

(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Jake Wightman not banking on GB place despite top times
Jake Wightman thinks he faces a battle to make the British team for the Tokyo Olympics never mind be talked about alongside legends of middle distance

(Mail & Guardian) Women in Sport: Semenya’s long run for justice ends
For Caster Semenya - now that a Swiss tribunal struck down her attempt to halt restrictive testosterone regulations for women athletes - history is the last court in which she might find justice
(Stuff NZ) Far from being banned, Caster Semenya ought to be celebrated

(TeamUSA) Athletics: As 21-Year-Old Hurdler Sydney McLaughlin Tunes Up For A Second Olympics, She’s Also Finding Her Voice

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Hurdle History Fit For A Queen In 2010
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(BBC) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics: Jake Wightman not banking on GB place despite top times
Jake Wightman thinks he faces a battle to make the British team for the Tokyo Olympics never mind be talked about alongside legends of middle distance

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei on 5000m and breaking world records
The new 5000m world record holder Joshua Cheptegei gives in depth interview from his home in Uganda. He opens up about the Mo Farah rivalry, uploading runs to Strava, and why his idol is Eliud Kipchoge

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Sunweb's Marc Hirschi wins his first Tour stage
Switzerland’s Marc Hirschi produced a superb solo break to record his first professional win on stage 12 of the Tour de France
(Cycling Weekly) Peter Sagan shares his thoughts on sprint controversy after stage 11 of Tour de France 2020
The former world champion was relegated from second to last place in the peloton for dangerous sprinting

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Tim Tollefson - Too Stubborn to Give Up
Carrie chats with ultramarathoner and U.S. 50 Mile Trail Champion Tim Tollefson! They discuss how they *aren’t* related, training for ultramarathons, life as a physical therapist, and much more!

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 face sponsor crisis with contracts expiring at end of year
The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics have reportedly not extended sponsors' contracts which are set to expire at the end of the year

(VeloNews) Cycling: Four teams on edge after COVID ‘yellow cards’ at the Tour de France
Another positive case this week could see teams removed from the race

(CBC) Olympics: Risking lives to stage Tokyo Olympics 'at any cost' is a price too high
Various organizers have suggested the Games proceed in spite of global pandemic

(Yahoo) Athletics: Lindsey Butterworth 'fearless' against world's top runners in drive for Olympic spot

(ITU) Triathlon: World Champions to tackle iconic Karlovy Vary World Cup

(WA) Athletics: Preparations continue in Nairobi for Kip Keino Classic, Africa’s first major athletics event since the pandemic outbreak

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Geraint Thomas says he didn’t want to ride the Tour de France 2020 if he wasn’t a leader
The winner of the 2018 Tour has shed some light on why he’s not racing in France

(Winnipeg Free Press) Athletics: Manitoba Marathon changes course
Scaled-down version of annual race to be offered as virtual event

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics tell staff to prepare for wide scale redundancies as struggling organisation feels effects of reduced broadcasting deal
* Consultation process began on Wednesday and will run until October 14
* The UKA left counting the cost of their weakened broadcasting situation
* Cash-strapped organisation could give up its two Diamond League events

(RTE) Athletics: Talks ongoing over Ireland hosting 2021 European Cross Country Championships according to Athletics Ireland CEO

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Villanova’s Maree Ran Into 1500-5K History
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(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France: Caleb Ewan wins thrilling sprint in Poitiers
Lotto Soudal's Australian rider Caleb Ewan snatched victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France as the sprinters went toe to toe in a thrilling finish

(Runner's World) Athletics: Days After a World Record, Sifan Hassan Runs the Sixth-Fastest 5,000 Meters of 2020
Despite still being tired from the one-hour record, the Dutch runner notches a win on the track

(VeloNews) Cycling: Tour de France peloton reacts to positive COVID-19 tests of Christian Prudhomme, four team staffers
Riders reacted to the news that Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme and four team staffers had tested positive for COVID-19. "It's better that it's him than one of the riders," said one rider

(BBC) Athletics: Scottish athletes' success down to 'huge mindset shift' - Mark Munro
"A huge mindset shift" has been the catalyst for the recent success of Scottish athletes, says the chief executive of Scottish Athletics

(BBTM) Athletics: Paul McMullen: where is he now?
Northern Michigan athlete and sub-3:55 Miler was Cadillac High School’s first Olympian

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Exclusive! Unlocking the secrets of world 5000m record holder Joshua Cheptegei
The reigning cross country and 10,000m world champion reveals in an Olympic Channel interview that he intends to break "role model" Kenenisa Bekele's 10,000m world record before doubling up at Tokyo 2020

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise May Make It Easier to Bounce Back From Stress
Regular exercise helped lab mice remain psychologically resilient even when their lives seemed filled with threats

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyegon sets world 1,500m lead in Ostrava
* This was Kipyegon's third win of the season after winning the opening Diamond League events in Monaco and Stockholm last month.
* Former world junior 1,500 metres champion Kumari Taki was placed second in the event in the Czech city

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir wins 800m at Ostrava meet with season's best run
Britain's Laura Muir won her fourth straight European event as she set a season's best over 800m at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet

(WA) Women in Sport: World Athletics welcomes Swiss Federal Tribunal decision on its Eligibility Rules for Athletes with Differences of Sex Development

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Grandma's Marathon to open at half capacity

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Track’s Caster Semenya Loses Appeal to Defend 800-Meter Title
A ruling by the Swiss Supreme Court appears to have nixed any chance for the South African star to defend her title in her signature event at the Tokyo Olympics next summer.
(The Telegraph) Caster Semenya loses latest round of legal battle against rules to limit female athletes' testosterone levels
Double 800m Olympic gold medal winner says she refuses to let World Athletics drug her or stop her from being who she is
(NewsChain) Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya loses appeal against World Athletics testosterone regulations

(EA) Athletics: Schippers storms to European 150m best of 16.56 in Ostrava
(Nation) Chepng'etich cruises in Ostrava as Warholm misses world record, again

(WA) Athletics: Kiplimo, Crouser, Kipyegon and Taylor impress in Ostrava

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: No One Vaulted Like Nilsen At NCAAs
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(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Sam Bennett claims first stage win as Primoz Roglic retains lead
Ireland's Sam Bennett won stage 10 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic retained the leader's yellow jersey

(BBC) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya loses appeal against the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners
Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court against the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners

(Cycling News) Cycling: Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme positive for coronavirus
Frenchman forced to leave the race for eight days

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Registration for 2021 Boston Marathon postponed

(Fast Running) Athletics: P&O Ferries Antrim Coast Half sees star studded elite field
The P&O Ferries Antrim Coast Half Marathon takes place on 12th September as an elite only race and sees a stunning field competing over the fast course

(Irish Times) Athletics: European Cross-Country in Dublin is cancelled due to Covid-19
Event was scheduled to take place at Abbotstown in December

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 should be held "at any cost" says Olympic Minister
Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said Tokyo 2020 should be held next year "at any cost"

(KBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Kenyan runners eye better returns in Rome

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Blake, Bailey-Cole can be world beaters again - Frater

(The News) Athletics: Kenyan national champion Chelangat set for Ostrava meeting

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan runner regrets mother's dietary advice as banned for two-years
Another Kenyan runner has been banned after Philip Kangogo received a two-year suspension from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) following a failed drugs test last year, which he claimed could have been the fault of dietary advice he had been receiving from his mothe

(WA) Athletics: Dabo and Busby after Doha: How a random act of kindness changed the lives of two athletes

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Arizona’s Skieresz Nearly Lapped The Field
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(Nation) Athletics: Kenyans on parade in Ostrava
* Taki battles world 1,500m bronze medallist Marcin Lewandowski (Poland), and two-time World Indoor 3,000m champion Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia)
* "I’ve trained well in Kericho and I am in great shape. By virtue of the entries, it will be a tough race," Taki said

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport"CADF confirms anti-doping tests return to normal levels during Tour de France after lockdown
Only half the total of 2019 tests recorded in first eight months of 2020

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah asks for help in British record bid at Antrim Coast Half Marathon

(BBC) Cycling:Tour de France: Adam Yates shakes off illness to restore British pride
For a much-delayed Tour de France that offered a few fans, as little coronavirus as possible and none of the famous British riders who have won it recently, the first week of this three-week adventure had a familiar feel. A British bloke in yellow

(Outside Online) Women in Sport: Everything You Need to Know About Period Tracking
A handful of apps are rebranding the menstrual cycle as a female athlete's untapped superpower. Here's what you need to know about them

(NewsChain) Athletics: Athletics star Laura Muir seals 1500m victory at World Continental Tour Gold event in Poland

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Lore of the Boston Marathon hills

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir now target sub 2:17 in marathon
* Jepchirchir, who broke the 21km on Saturday at the RunCzech in Prague, Czech Republic in a 1-6 Kenyan sweep, said she will now works towards dipping under 2:17, more than six minutes off her current 2:23:53 best.
* Jepchirchir said the newly-launched Adidas racing shoe, Adidas Adizero Adios Pro was significant in her new record

Athletics: Frankfurt Half Marathon Invitational next Sunday
Arne Gabius, Melat Kejeta and Katharina Steinruck compete in Frankfurt’s World Half Marathon Championships qualifier

(Lindsey hein) Athletics: Episode 271: Christian Taylor – 2X Olympic Champion, 4X World Champion, President of the Athletics Association
Christian Taylor is a Triple Jumper! He is a 2xOlympic Champion, 4xWorld Champion, 7x Diamond League Champion

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: A more precise way to heal Achilles tendon injuries

(The Guardian) Athletics: End to BBC TV deal risks best of British athletes running on empty
UK stars such as Dina Asher-Smith risk being unseen and underfunded unless the governing body gets back on track

(WA) Athletics: Red-hot Warholm, Hassan and Crouser return to action in Ostrava

(WA) Athletics: Vetter threatens javelin world record with 97.76m throw in Silesia

(Daily Mail) Cycling: Primoz Roglic claims yellow jersey despite narrowly losing out to fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar on the ninth stage... while Briton Adam Yates's limits were exposed
* Primoz Roglic has taken command of the Tour de France to take the yellow jersey
* But he did narrowly lose out to fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar on the ninth stage
* Defending champion Egan Bernal is in second place, 21seconds behind Roglic
* While France's Guillaume Martin, who started in second, slid down to third

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Jemma Reekie spearheads British middle-distance revival
It's been 16 years since Kelly Holmes won two golds for GB in Athens. Now Reekie and training partner Laura Muir are taking on the world

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Walder’s Leaps Stand Test Of Time
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(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Adam Yates surrenders yellow jersey to Primoz Roglic
Britain's Adam Yates surrendered the leader's yellow jersey as Tadej Pogacar won stage nine of the Tour de France

(ITU) Triathlon: Flying French power to third straight Mixed Relay World Championship title

(EA) Athletics: Mageean: "I always believed I could compete with the best in the world"
Shortly after last year’s world 1500m final, Ciara Mageean walked out of Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, met her coach, Steve Vernon, and asked him a question: “What do I have to do to close the gap?”

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: ‘This wasn’t the plan’: Tom Dumoulin sacrifices GC ambitions mid-stage at Tour de France
Dumoulin told his team he didn't have the legs on the radio, before going to the front of the GC group and riding for the team

(Nation) Drugs in Sport: Integrity unit to test Kenyan road runners from this month
* The programme which involves top road runners in marathon and half marathon, among other long distance events, will have group testing sessions that will include advance notice testing.

(The ROAR) Athletics: An Australian record and getting engaged all part of a big year for Jessica Hull

(TeamUSA) Athletics: ACL Injury Interrupts Kara Winger’s Historic Run But Can’t Dampen The Javelin Thrower’s Spirit

(WA) Athletics: Thompson-Herah, Schippers and Ta Lou set to clash in Doha

(Nation) Athletics: Just like wine, Peres Jepchirchir could just get better with age...

(Runner's World) Athletics: Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan Break the One-Hour World Records in Brussels
In 60 minutes, the world champions covered 11.763 and 13.254 miles on the track

(Daily Mail) Athletics:'We can not take the sort of losses we have taken': UK Athletics chief issues warning they could give up two Diamond League meets amid threat of losing lucrative TV deal with BBC
* UK Athletics chief executive Joanna Coates has now issued a stark warning
* The cash-strapped organisation could give up its two Diamond League meets
* This is amid the threat of losing its lucrative television deal with the BBC
* The British Championships were the final event of a £2million broadcast deal

(AW) Athletics: No guarantees of a UK Diamond League event in 2021
UK Athletics CEO Joanna Coates aiming to strike the right financial balance as she also progresses talks for a new TV deal

(ESPN) Cycling: Nans Peters wins Tour de France Stage 8 in Pyrenees

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Daniel Rowden wins British 800m title with fastest winning time at championships since 1992
18-year-old Keely Hodgkinson claimed gold in the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie and Laura Muir absent this year

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Butler’s Phillips First Three-Time NCAA Winner
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(ITU) Triathlon: Untouchable Taylor-Brown holds on for first world title in Hamburg
Vincent Luis heroic in Hamburg to become 2020 World Champion

(The Guardian) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Peters wins stage eight as Pinot hopes combust – as it happened
The young Frenchman won in the Pyrenees, Adam Yates battled bravely to stay in yellow and Thibaut Pinot lost his chance of overall victory

(BBC) Athletics: British Championships: Daniel Rowden beats Jake Wightman to British 800m title

(Tianna Bee) Athletics: Planting Flags. Telling Stories
"I want to start by saying I know that I am not invisible"

(The News) Drugs in Sport: Kenya commits to new World Athletics’ anti-doping program

(RRW) Athletics: World Record For Peres Jepchirchir At Prague 21.1 KM
Just hours after Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the world one-hour record on the track in Brussels, Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya broke the women-only world record for the half-marathon in Letná Park in Prague in the elite-only Prague 21.1 KM
(Nation) Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir shatters world 21km record in Prague

(Nation) Athletics: What a comeback! Mo Farah sets world record on return to track
* There was no such luck for Faith Kipyegon, however, the Kenyan once again thwarted in her attempt to break the long-standing world record in the women's 1,000m.
* World heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson bagged a season's best of 13.57sec as she finished fourth in the 100m hurdles won by local Anne Zagre.
* Sweden's Armand Duplantis, fresh from a world lead and new outdoor personal best of 6.07m in Lausanne this week, won the men's pole vault with a best of 6.00m, a meeting recor
(The Guardian) Mo Farah breaks one-hour world record on 'amazing' return to track
Briton runs 21.33km in 60 minutes in Brussels - First world record in 37-year-old Farah’s career
(The Telegraph) Mo Farah breaks one-hour world record set by Haile Gebrselassie
Although Farah has won four Olympic and six world titles, this was his first world record

(Sports Mole) Athletics: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey wins first 100m title at British Athletics Championships

(BBC) Athletics: A glimpse of the future! 17-year-old almost beats Ofili in 100m hurdles
Cindy Ofili defends her British 100m hurdles title but is pushed all the way by 17-year-old Lucy-Jane Matthews

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive: U.S. threat to pull WADA funding could leave Americans out of Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Oregon’s Washington Made NCAA History In 2016
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon - Hamburg, Germany






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(RRW) Athletics: One-Hour World Records Fall at Brussels Diamond League
The World Athletics records for the one-hour run for both men and women fell tonight in Brussels at the pandemic edition of the AG Memorial Van Damme meeting in the magnificent, but mostly empty, King Baudoin Stadium

(WA) Athletics: Hassan and Farah break one-hour world records in Brussels

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Wout van Aert wins stage seven as Adam Yates retains lead
Wout van Aert won stage seven of the Tour de France in a sprint finish as Britain's Adam Yates retained the leader's yellow jersey

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Going guerrilla to keep professional track alive amid a coronavirus lockdown

(USATF) Athletics: Crouser, Powell earn Athlete of the Week honors

(BBC) Athletics: 'He's got it!' Coppell sets new British pole vault record of 5.85m
Watch Harry Coppell set a new British pole vault record with a 5.85m clearance at the British Athletics Championship in Manchester

(BBC) Athletics: British Athletics Championships: Jake Wightman defends absentees
Jake Wightman has defended the big-name absentees from this weekend's British Championships, denying that they are chasing money by competing elsewhere

(The Independnet) Athletics: Mo Farah targets one-hour world record at Diamond League meeting in Brussels this week
Double-double Olympic champion will target Haile Gebrselassie's record on Friday

(Tempo Journal) Athletics: A giant experiment with Marielle Hall
We catch up with the 10,000m star

Athletics: ISTAF set for September 13 in Berlin's Olympic Stadium
Duplantis, Stahl, Vetter and Mihambo promise top performances, spectators readmitted at ISTAF

(Mirror) Athletics: Christian Malcolm gets immediate vote of confidence from British athletics' golden girls
Time will tell whether Britain's new head coach has sufficient experience for such a high-profile role at such a challenging time. But the early vibe suggests he has almost universal goodwill from the athletes themselves, which is a significant start

(WA) Athletics: Kendricks, Crouser and Muir among the headliners in Silesia

(Nation) Athletics: Kenyan stars help develop, launch Adidas ‘world record shoe’
Adidas say the journey to developing the shoe started in Berlin on September 28, 2008 when Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie broke his own world record and became the first man to dip under the two hours, four minutes’ barrier over the 42-kilometre distance

(Runner's Wolrd) Athletics: BAA Postpones Registration for the 2021 Boston Marathon
Qualified runners usually enter over a two-week period in mid-September

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah targets world one-hour record at Brussels Diamond League
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will aim to break a world record when he returns to the track at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Brussels

(Runner's World) Athletics: London Marathon Creates a Biosecure Bubble for the Upcoming Elite-Only Race
All runners will stay in the same hotel, and will be allowed to train on the surrounding 40 acres

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Anti-doping leaders want testing 'surge' after reduction during Covid-19
Global anti-doping leaders want to see a "surge" in testing to ensure the coronavirus pandemic does not offer athletes "a free pass to dope"

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis and Thompson-Herah among first big names confirmed for Rome

(BBC) Cycling: Tour de France 2020: Alexey Lutsenko wins stage six as Adam Yates retains yellow jersey
Astana's Alexey Lutsenko claimed the biggest success of his career with victory in stage six of the Tour de France as Britain's Adam Yates retained the leader's yellow jersey

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Juskus Capped Whirlwind Week With Title
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

Diamond League Brussels - Belgium

Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon - Czech Republic






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(Nation*) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei: Ugandan ‘poetry in motion’

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah returns to track with first world record in his sights
Briton targets Haile Gebrselassie’s one-hour record - Farah to make first track appearance for three years

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Lauren Wilke - Don’t Let Your Guard Down
Carrie chats with ultramarathoner and COVID-19 survivor Lauren Wilke! They discuss her career, her illness, the short and long-term effects of COVID (as well as COVID toe), how we need to stay diligent in the fight against the coronavirus, and much more

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Alexey Lutsenko escapes to victory with Tour de France stage win as Adam Yates hold on to yellow

(NewsChain) Athletics: 2020 London Marathon to take place on a circuit around St James’s Park with no spectators
The 2020 London Marathon is due to take place on a closed-loop circuit around St James’s Park

(Spikes) Athletics: A Blessing by Faith Kipyegon
When I took time out to have a baby, I took a full year off running: four months before the birth, another eight months after it

(NPR) Health and Fitness: Making Gyms Safer: Why The Virus Is Less Likely To Spread There Than In A Bar

(NBC) Athletics: Farah, Kosgei, Hassan chase hour world records in Brussels; TV, stream info

(Nation) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan marathoner gets two-year ban for doping
* The two years ban takes effect from July 31, 2019
* Kangogo, the 2014 Kass International Marathon winner, still has one year to serve for presence of the banned higenamine in his urine

(WA) Athletics: Cheptegei targets world 10,000m record in Valencia

(Runner's World) Athletics: A College Runner Spends the Night Hiding in a Tree to Escape a Charging Bear
When a mama bear started chasing after her, she did everything she could to survive

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Farah, Hassan, Kosgei and Kipyegon seek world records at Brussels Diamond League meeting
Three world records are in the sights of Diamond League athletes who have gathered here to compete in an empty King Baudouin Stadium tomorrow evening, with the marks for the men's and women's one-hour race and the women's 1000 metres under threat.

)VMLM) Athletics: Elite athletes to be protected in bio secure bubble for 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

(Cycling News) Cycling: Julian Alaphilippe loses Tour de France lead to Adam Yates over illegal feed
Mitchelton-Scott rider moves into yellow jersey

(Nation) Athletics: Kandie, Kenyan stars warm up for world record test
* They are among a strong team of over 30 runners invited for a special run in the Czech capital on Saturday, chasing world road running records.
* One of the top runners for Saturday is Kenya’s national cross country champion Kibiwott Kandie

(Mirror) Athletics: Adam Gemili calls on athletes to use their voices to get track and field out of a hole
Sprint star speaks out as Christian Malcom is lined up to become British Athletics' first black head coach

(Runner's World) Athletics: Former Comrades Marathon Winner Brutally Attacked While on a Run in South Africa
We’re wishing Nick Bester, the 1991 Comrades champion, a speedy recovery

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Armand Duplantis wins in Lausanne to extend unbeaten run this year
Can anyone stpo Armand Duplantis?
(CBC) Armand Duplantis clears 6.07m to take Diamond League pole vault street showdown
American-born Swede extends 2020 unbeaten streak to 12, defeating Sam Kendricks

(The Guardian) Athletics: Amy Hunt: 'I thrive under pressure. It was the same in my Cambridge interview'
The British teenage sprinter on how the exams fiasco affected her, going to university and competing in next year’s Olympics

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Christian Malcolm set to be named new head coach of UK Athletics with former sprinter fending off competition from Stephen Maguire and Peter Eriksson
* Christian Malcolm is poised to be named as the new head coach of UK Athletics
* Former sprinter has been chosen ahead of Stephen Maguire and Peter Eriksson
* Malcolm will be part of a restructured team after Sara Symington's appointment

(EA) Athletics: Thompson and Hingsen: how the kings of athletics shaped the decathlon
Ahead of the 1982 European Athletics Championships in Athens, the decathlon world record-holder Jürgen Hingsen shared his thoughts on the upcoming competition. “Daley and I are the kings of athletics,” he said. “But the media don’t give us the space we deserve. I’d like to change that.”

(Falmouth Road Race) Athletics: 2020 New Balance Falmouth Road Race At-Home Edition Wraps Up
Final Entry Total is 9,712; Over $1.7M Raised So Far by Numbers for Nonprofits

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Stanford Had Opponents Seeing (Cardinal) Red
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






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(RRW) Athletics: Virtual London Marathon Sells Out With 45,000 Runners
The in-person version of the race will be limited to elite runners and wheelchair racers on Sunday, October 4, in St. James's Park

(Cycl;ing Weekly) Drugs in Sport: UCI order investigation into item removed from Evenepoel’s pocket after crash
Deceuninck - Quick-Step say they will co-operate with the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation after a video emerged showing something being removed from Evenepoel's pocket by his sports director in the aftermath of his Il Lombardia crash

(RunRepeat) Health and Fitness: Only 30.98% of gym members have returned

(Mail & Guardian) Athletics: Akani Simbine’s Olympic dream deferred, not derailed

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Amy Hunt exclusive interview: 'Studying at Cambridge will be hard, but I had to follow my heart'
The fastest under-18 woman in history over 200m will juggle an international sprinting career with studying at Cambridge University

(WA) Athletics: Sixty years since historic Olympic triple, Rudolph’s legacy lives on

(VMLM) Athletics: Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon sells out

(The Star) Athletics: Kirwa says lack of x-country is impacting negatively on athletes
* "The cross country season has always given the athletes the necessary stamina and endurance," - said Kirwa
* Obiri won in the opener in Monaco clocking 14:22.12 but finished 11th in Stockholm in the 1,500,m after posting 4:10.53 in a race won by Great Britain’s Laura Muir

(Kawow) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei resumes training after completing mandatory quarantine

(Japan Times) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon may be moved to fall due to coronavirus

(Nation) Athletics: Nike vs Adidas: Footwear battle down to the wire
* Kipchoge’s Vienna effort was flighted by Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT %.
* Perhaps that’s why Adidas have unleashed their new range of "Adizero Adios Pro" in an attempt to get their records back as the battle between the world leaders in footwear technology rises to a crescendo

(Stuff NZ) Women in Sport: Kiwi teen bolts into Muslim sportswomen’s global powerlist

(CBC) Athletics: Alysha Newman pulls out of Swiss pole vault street event, calls it a season
Canadian record-holder says she made small, important changes in training in 2020

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Moen pulls out of Brussels Diamond League one-hour race because of new World Athletics shoe regulations
Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen, the first European to run a marathon in less than two hours and six minutes, has withdrawn from Friday’s one-hour race at the Wanda Diamond League exhibition meeting in Brussels because of the recent World Athletics (WA) rule change regarding track shoes

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Sunset Tour Almost Didn’t Happen. But Organizers Pulled It Off—and PRs Followed
At the end of this weird season, the runners made the races count

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Ostrander Made Steeplechase History
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships






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(BBC) Athletics: British Athletics Championships: How to follow live on the BBC
Gabby Logan introduces live BBC TV coverage of the British Athletics Championships on Friday and Saturday

(BBC) Cycling:Tour de France 2020: Primoz Roglic reminds rivals of form with stage four win
Primoz Roglic offered an impressive display of his form to his fellow Tour de France contenders with victory on a summit finish on stage four.

(WA) Athletics: Fast company: looking back at the 11 men who have held the one-hour world record

(EA) Athletics: More reigning world and European champions confirmed for Berlin
The men’s discus and pole vault will provide two of the expected highlights of Berlin’s famous ISTAF meeting on 13 September, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting

(Tribune242) Athletics: Miller-Uibo Shuts Down Season
In her second straight meet, Bahamian Olympian 400 metre champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo was unable to complete the finals of her event, prompting her to put a lid on the coronavirus-laden track and field season on Saturday

(The Star) Athletics: Standard Chart Marathon cancelled due to Covid-19
* In 2019, the fund-raising efforts supported over 4,400 girls with life skills and economic opportunity training
* Last year, the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon attracted over 17,000 participants and raised over Sh30 million towards the community investment programme

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Pre Chronicles - Part 19, The Final Lap
Here in the ultimate chapter of a 19-part series that began some 4 months ago, is how we reported the final moments of Steve Prefontaine’s career, and public reaction to his premature passing. We have taken the liberty of doing some stylistic updatings to mirror our modern protocol and also added an editorial comment or three to what totals out at about 38,000 words

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run Presents 2020 Les Kinion Outstanding Service Award to Nita Lalla Roncone in Recognition of Her Many Years of Service to the Race
Award honors the memory of longtime race volunteer Les Kinion

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah targeting a new record after confirming participation at Antrim Coast Half Marathon

(RRW) Athletics: Top-Class Half-Marathon On Tap In Prague On Saturday
Early this Saturday something very fast will be happening in the Czech capital of Prague

(The Star) Athletics: Kibiwott explains why he missed Monaco DL
* Kibiwot said while he tested negative for the disease, he still could not travel tomMonaco because he trains alongside the Olympic and world 3,000m steeplechase champion
* He said skipping Monaco was like adding salt to an injury considering that they have been yearning to have races since February

(Punch) Drugs in Sport: Six Nigerian U-14 athletes used performance-enhancing drugs - Ayorinde

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Cali announced as host of 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: World Atheltics receives RusAF reinstatement plan
Earlier, RusAF informed that the draft plan was submitted to the international organization

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: UCLA’s Boldon Bounced Back With 100 MR
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships





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