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Runner's Web September 2021 FrontPage Archive

  September 30, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Macleans) Athletics: Bruce Kidd on how sport and society are tightly interwoven—in the world and in his life
Q&A: The Canadian athlete discusses his memoir, 'A Runner's Journey', and how athletics and social activism are inseparable for him

(Pulse Live) Athletics: Law firm parts ways with Kenyan Sprinter Omanyala
This comes days after his former managment announced the decision to terminate engagements with Ferdinand Omanyala

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei relishing London Marathon return: ‘Last year’s win was very special’

(The Independent) Athletics: Charlotte Purdue relishing London Marathon return after Olympics disappointment
Jonny Mellor, the first British man to cross the line in last year’s race, is also looking forward to Sunday after missing out on this summer’s Games

(RRW) Athletics: Women-Only World Record Not Likely for London Marathon, Says Kosgei
Although Brigid Kosgei's marathon personal best of 2:14:04 is nearly three minutes faster than the all-women's world record of 2:17:01, the 27 year-old Kenyan athlete doesn't see that as a goal for Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: Belarus coaches who tried to send Krystsina Tsimanouskaya home to be investigated
An investigation has been opened into two Belarus coaches who allegedly tried to force an athlete to fly home from the Tokyo Olympics

(AW) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei confident of winning third straight London Marathon
World record-holder feels fit and ready for a tilt at the hat-trick on Sunday despite tight turnaround since the Olympics

Athletics: The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships ready to race through London
Inaugural event will feature 4,200 age group runners from 82 countries

(CBC) Athletics: Tristan Woodfine moves past Olympic snub, eyes Canadian marathon record in London
Workouts have been great and the overall confidence is high,' says former triathlete

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Yuri Borzakovskiy appointed RusAF sports director while acting President Irina Privalova becomes interim head coach

(BA) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir Shortlisted for European Athletics Awards

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Cory McGee – Just Go Do Your Job
Carrie chats with Olympian Cory McGee! They talk all about her Olympic journey and what it took to get there, her family and life growing up, alligators (yeah, seriously), loving the long distances, and so much more!

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: New guidelines for transgender participation unveiled by UK sports councils
Trans women retain advantages in female sport, report says - Sports told to weigh up inclusion, fairness and safety

(Daily Maverick) Drugs in Sport: South African sprinter Carina Horn says being free to compete again feels like winning an Olympic gold medal
Watching the Games was too hard, but soon after they ended, Carina Horn got her running pass back

(BBC) Athletics: Zaid Ait Malek: The stowaway who became a Spanish ultra running star
As midnight approached on 31 December 2006, most of Spain was preparing to celebrate the new year. Zaid Ait Malek spent the night evading police

(The Citizen) Athletics: Five things to know about the Cape Town Marathon
The race will be one of South Africa's first mass participation events to make a comeback during the pandemic

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Everything you need to know about the 2021 London Marathon
Defending champions Shura Kitata and Brigid Kosgei lead a stacked field for the marathon that returns to its traditional course

(Kenyans) Athletics: Kenya's First Sprint Champion; Athlete Who Paved Way for Omanyala

(The Star) Athletics: 'Mr Amsterdam' Chebet out to right wrongs at Boston Marathon
* Chebet was among the many runners who struggled to impress at the bad Boston weather and had to withdraw midway
( His previous showing at the Boston Marathon includes third place (2013), second place (2015), fourth place (2016) and fifth place (2017)
* Regardless, he believes lady luck will smile on him this time round even as he puts in extra efforts in his training

  September 29, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Running USA) Athletics: Endurance Sportswire Launches Sportswire Women, First Press Release Distribution Service for the Women’s Sports Industry

Sports Mole) Athletics: Shura Kitata ready to defend London Marathon title despite hamstring injury
Reigning London Marathon champion Shura Kitata has insisted he is ready to defend his crown on Sunday despite being troubled by a hamstring injury

(The Scotsman) Athletivs: Olympic medallist Laura Muir nominated for European Female Athlete of the Year
Laura Muir is in the running for European Women’s Athlete of the Year from the continent's sporting body after her sensational silver-winning run at this year’s Olympic Games

(RRW) Athletics: Juicy Time Bonuses Could Spur Fast Times at Virgin Money London Marathon
The elite men competing at Sunday's 41st Virgin Money London Marathon will not only be competing for one of the most prestigious titles in all of road running, they will also be running for what will likely be the largest cash payout in all of athletics this year

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2021 London Marathon
You don’t want to miss some of the world’s fastest marathoners
* The 2021 London Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 3. The elite wheelchair race starts at 3:50 a.m. EDT. The elite women start at 4:00 a.m. EDT, and the elite men start at 4:30 a.m. EDT.
* The women’s field is led by defending champion and world record-holder Brigid Kosgei. The men’s field is led by defending champion Shura Kitata, who will be joined by three athletes with sub-2:03 personal bests.
* The race will be streamed live on FloSports, and you’ll need either a monthly or annual subscription to watch

(Daily Nation) Athletics: How Ferdinand Omanyala is inspiring Tanzanians
* Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen reported that Athletics Tanzania (AT) has appealed to organisers of long distance races in that country to include track and field events for scouting of new talent

(The Independent) Athletics: London Marathon in talks with rival broadcasters as BBC contract nears end after 40 years
The BBC could lose its annual coverage of the blue-riband event, which takes place on Sunday

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Mboma admits 400m Olympic ban was "a very bad experience"
Namibia's Olympic silver medallist Christine Mboma and her compatriot Beatrice Masilingi have spoken about their bans from the 400-metre event at Tokyo 2020, describing it as "a very bad experience", "quite disturbing" and "hard to understand."

(Live5News) Athletics: Cheserek wins 44th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run
Event is third-largest 10K in the nation

(The Telegraph) Athletics: BBC urged by British athletes and MPs to not end 40-year London Marathon coverage
Having lost exclusive rights to the Olympics and two golf majors, the BBC could also lose one of British sport's 'crown jewels'

(Washington Times) Athletics: Marine Corps Marathon canceled for 2nd straight year
Runners will have to settle for a virtual event

(ESPN) Olympics: Tokyo Olympics CEO: Official cost of Games likely to come next year

(Washington Post) Athletics: Two marathon front-runners took the wrong path. Another runner sprinted to the finish and won the $3,000 prize

  September 28, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(ESPN) Athletics:_Boston Marathon to honor the late Ellison Brown when event run on Indigenous Peoples Day next month

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3"

(The Star) Athletics: Korir goes 'beast mode' ahead of glory hunt in new York
* Korir has been out of competition since then and believes he will have to be at his best if he is to achieve his target for a podium finish.
* Considering it is one of the World Majors' six competitions, the New York marathon is expected to attract a stellar start list consisting of the who-is-who in the road races

Athletics: Marathoner Leslie Sexton to Challenge for Canadian 10K Title
Sexton recently moved to Vancouver from Kingston, Ontario and talks about the reasons for the move as well as prospects for a championship medal in this race

(Daily Mail) Athletics: BBC face losing TV rights for London Marathon after FORTY YEARS as race director Hugh Brasher reveals he has held talks with terrestrial rivals
* BBC have televised every London Marathon since the event's inception in 1981
* Sunday's event in the capital is the last covered by the current TV agreement
* Race director Hugh Brasher expects to tie up the contract by the end of the year

(EA) Athletics: McColgan sets European women-only 10km record of 30:52 in Manchester

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon hungry for more success
* Kipyegon becomes the fourth female athlete in 2021 to lay hands on the coveted award, previously won by the likes of Kipchoge, Geoffrey Kamworor, Kenya sevens star Jacob Ojee and 800m Commonwealth champion Wycliffe Kinyamal among others.
* She also joins the growing list of 2021 winners that includes tennis superstar Angela Okutoyi (January), Tylor Okari Ongwae of Kenya Moran’s (February), Hit Squad boxer Elly Ajowi (March), world marathon champion Ruth Chepng'etich (April), Milan marathon winner Titus Ekiru (May), Safari Rally WRC3 winner Onkar Rai (June) and US based Lioness basketball star Victoria. Reynolds (July)

Athletics: No COVID cases at all related to Vienna City Marathon
The Vienna City Marathon staged on 12 September was the first major marathon worldwide with a strong international elite field and a mass race since the start of the Corona pandemic.

(The Telegraph) Athletics; How Holly Bradshaw pushed back against Team GB kit injustice to have last laugh in Tokyo
'I didn’t want to go to the most important competition of my life and not feel comfortable, worried about what I would be wearing'

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon: Hugh Brasher expects most memorable race ever
Race director Hugh Brasher expects "the most memorable London Marathon ever" as the mass participation event returns to its traditional course for the first time in more than two years.

(The Monring Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 175 with Peter Bromka
“If all that mattered to me was [to run] the best time possible in two weeks then yes, I’d probably go into the other field and just run with some people who I know are right around my fitness level, but luckily I’ve had fun at Boston a couple times and I realize that’s not all there is. It’s not only about squeaking out every second, it’s about having an awesome experience and I’m pretty pumped to compete. I think in the best way possible, when I think about that last stretch by BU and how horrible it is and how painful it can be to try to muster…you’ve got like two miles to go and you’re like, ‘I just wanna be done.’ My dream would be that there’s someone ahead of me and they’re another Masters runner that has a number on their back and I’m like, ‘I gotta catch that guy,’ because that’s what also makes it super fun.”

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Covid-19 level uncertainty sees Auckland marathon postponed until January

(WA) Athletics: Jackson: ‘I love challenges and this year was one of them’

(The Guardian) Athletics: BBC may lose London Marathon TV rights as organisers consider options
"We are talking to other terrestrial broadcasters,’ says director - BBC has lost rights to other marquee events in recent years

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

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

  September 27, 2021    [Links load in new window]

Athletics: Registration Opens Friday For 2022 Grandma’s Marathon Weekend
Organizers Plan Return to Full Capacity After Reduced Field in 2021

(AI) Athletics: 2021 Canadian Cross Country Championships take over the nation’s capital

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon 2021: Watch BBC Sport's trailer as 100,000 runners prepare for Sunday's race
Watch live coverage of the London Marathon from 8am on Sunday across the BBC

(BBC) Athletics: Bekele: 'At 40, you are not too old for the marathon'
Ethiopian athlete Kenenisa Bekele has insisted that he has no plans to retire from the sport after finishing third at Sunday's Berlin Marathon

Athletics: The Flame of Ambition still burns brightly for Kenenisa Bekele
24 hours after he had stood on the startline of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Kenenisa Bekele reflected on the dramatic events of Sunday’s race where he trailed in third with a time of 2:06:47, albeit set in hot and humid conditions

(Keith Moulton) Drugs in Sport: The CAS Report on Shelby Houlihan
A case of misleading analysis, inaccurate statements, and bogus evidence

(Fast Running) Athletics: Scott & McColgan magnificent in Manchester with fast early pace in Berlin
James Rhodes brings you our weekend roundup including all the action from Manchester 10km and Berlin Marathon

(The Guardian) Athletics:Sporting glory on hold as clubs struggle to cash in on GB’s Olympic success
Funding, facilities and the lockdown hangover take toll on recruitment despite Tokyo uplift

(WA) Athletics: Debutante Gebreslase and Adola triumph in Berlin

  September 26, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(CBC) Athletics: Running to study and studying to run
Back to school food for thought for athletes

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan and Marc Scott victorious at Great Manchester Run
Brits enjoy impressive wins over 10km on Sunday as thousands take to the streets in north-west England

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: Francis considering coaching international star
Veteran coach Stephen Francis has confirmed that he is considering an opportunity to condition a top international female sprinter, at the request of Nike, the American sports goods manufacturer, which sponsors both Francis and the unnamed athlete

Athletics: Guye Adola scores unexpected triumph in Berlin, debutant Gotytom Gebreslase surprises to win women’s title
It was, however, a day of disappointment for Kenenisa Bekele by his own superlative standards

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Ben Johnson vs. Carl Lewis: The race and the disgrace
The steroid scandal still haunts us, but 3 decades later, what have we learned?

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘Anything I do, I want to be the best’: Usain Bolt
Can the fastest man on the planet become a chart-topping reggae star?

(BBC) Triathlon:Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown win Super League Triathlon titles
Great Britain's Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown claimed the Super League Triathlon Championship titles in a dramatic final leg

(RRW) Athletics: Ethiopians Adola, Gebreslase Win BMW Berlin Marathon
Like a sparkler on the Fourth of July, the pace at today's BMW Berlin Marathon started white-hot but ultimately fizzled

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bekele reveals plan to run marathon in under two hours
* Bekele was two seconds short of Kipchoge's time when he won in Berlin two years ago and plans to perfect his preparations.
* "I need some time to prepare, to be honest, I never take a long preparation for the marathon," said Bekele, a two-time former winner of the Berlin Marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Recap: September 24-26

(Times-Union*) Athletics: Aisling Cuffe wins Freihofer's Run for Women
28-year-old from Cornwall dominates return of in-person race

(WA) Athletics: Bekele back in Berlin and targeting third triumph

BMW Berlin Marathon - Germany
Webcast - 3 AM EDT

  September 25, 2021    [Links load in new window]

Athletics: Cuffe Dominates Field In 43rd Freihofer’s Run For Women
Concord, Mass. Resident Wins Prestigious All Women 5K by 40 Secondsa

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Andre De Grasse finally takes a break after the Tokyo Olympics back in Toronto

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Herah to coach Herah?
Sprinter’s husband in line for conditioning job as MVP split looms

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cam Bekele go one better in Berlin?
* The world record time is held by Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge who clocked 2 hours, 01 minute and 39 seconds in winning the 2018 Berlin Marathon
* Bekele has been quoted saying that he was not aware he was within world record time in 2019 but it was a little too late for him to react
* In the women's category, the course record will be under threat from Ethiopia’s Hiwot Gebrekidan who is the fastest in the elite field this season
Little-known Kenyan trio plots upset in Berlin
* The 2018 Barcelona Marathon champion Ruth Chebitok will lead the Kenyan cast, that also has Fancy Chemutai and Edith Chelimo, in challenging for top honours
* Chebitok, who flew out of the country on Wednesday night, told Nation Sport that she is happy to be among the chosen few to compete in Berlin Marathon
* Chemutai, who has a personal best time of 2:24:27 which she clocked when she finished tenth in last year's Valencia Marathon, has been training in Kericho and is also eyeing a place in the podium

(Yahoo) Triathlon: Ironman World Championship leaves Hawaii for 1st time

(ITU) Triathlon: 2021 World Triathlon Junior Championships to take place in Quarteira

(Daily Nation) Athletics: We need more events in Africa, Tokyo silver medalist Kerley says
* The world 400m bronze medalist said he had been humbled by his first visit to Kenya and the chance to reconnect with his African roots
* Kerley believes Africa has grown in the sprints and it won't be long before an African breaks the world record
* Similarly, Olympic 200m women's silver medalist Christine Mboma hopes to compete in more international events in Kenya

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport: German former rider receives nine year doping ban and stripped of 11 years worth of results
Björn Thurau retired from racing at the end of 2019ly) Drugs in Sport:

(CNW) Athletics; Elaine Thompson-Herah Dismisses Claims Surrounding Departure from MVP Track Club

(Times-Union) Athletics: Marathoner Allen looking forward to 'short' test at Freihofer's Run for Women
Distance runner Kerry Allen will be running her first race in 19 months at the Freihofer's Run for Women since dropping out at 21 miles in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 339: Ali Nolan – Mastering the Marathon
Ali recently wrote a book called Master the Marathon. The forward on this book is by the one and only Des Linden who is the winner of 2018 Boston Marathon. Master the Marathon is a comprehensive guide to marathon training for women of all levels. Ali has been writing about running for years, she used to work for Runners World. She was on this podcast on episode 43 when she was working for Runner’s World. That episode is a great way to get to know Ali!

Freihoher's Run for Women - Albany, NY

  September 24, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(KY3) Athletics: ‘It’s the village’s medal’: Courtney Frerichs returns to her roots in Nixa after Summer Olympics

(Sowetan Live) Women in Sport: ‘It’s bull’: Former Olympic champion Caster Semenya blasts World Athletics

(NBC Washington) Athletics: 2021 Marine Corps Marathon In-Person Events Canceled

Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele and his best Chance for another World Record at the Berlin Marathon Sunday
Ethiopia’s long distance superstar Kenenisa Bekele is back: the 39-year-old will be on the start line to defend his title in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday, his fourth appearance in the race

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprop takes inspiration from Covid-19 stigma ahead of New York Marathon
* Her ordeal was worsened by the fact that Chelimo has been all the while battling for his life in the intensive care unit at Mediheal Hospital, for close to a month.
* Such rumours, she says, was so disheartening and a big burden to bear especially for their daughter, who was looking forward to her father's recovery.
*Kiprop has picked up the stones thrown at her in the form of stigmatisation to rebuild her athletics career and has been hard at work at her Kaptagat base, ahead of the New York Marathon on November 7.

(The Independent) Athletics: How Gabby Thomas is turning an Olympic podium into a platform for change
After claiming bronze in the women’s 200m at the Tokyo Olympics, the Harvard graduate tells Jack Rathborn about her ambition to spark change away from the track

(Deadspin) Athletics: Sha’Carri needs to learn to listen to the legends
Track star in another controversy after IG post about Usain Bolt

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan rabbits to take on Bekele in Berlin Marathon
* Berlin is one of the six major marathons that shall be held this season after last year's calendar was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic
* Boit received blessings from his friend and training mate Kipchoge, before leaving for the race on Wednesday an athlete he has always paced in various races
* Kenyan athletes will face a uphill task ahead of them and they will be facing the Ethiopian athletics legend Kenenisa Bekele who is also the second fastest after clocking 2:01:41 in 2019 missing the world mark by two seconds

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse eyeing more gold at Paris 2024 with improved starts
Canadian sprinter says tweak could be difference between top of podium and bronze

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya’s six-pronged attack on London marathon is complete
* Compared to last year, only six athletes from Kenya will compete in the race
* Defending champion Kosgei to team up with Jepkosgei, Jemeli in women’s race as Kipchumba, Ekiru and Chebet do battle in men’s category in the streets of London
* Vincent Kipchumba, Titus Ekiru and Valencia Marathon champion Evans Chebet will line up in the men’s category

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele headlines 2021 Berlin Marathon on 'world record course'
Ahead of the race on Sunday 26 September, the three-time Olympic champion's coach Haji Adelo told that Bekele is "better prepared" than two years ago, when he ran the second fastest time in history

9SportsMax) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah to make shocking move away from MVP after history-making season - reports

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1
2021 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

  September 23, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(Podium Runner) Athletics: Jared Ward’s Training, 7 Weeks Out From NYC Marathon
Olympian Jared Ward details every mile, every workout of a week in the heart of marathon training

Athletics: Hiwot Gebrekidan sets sights on Berlin Course Record
The women’s race at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday is looking increasingly like an attack on the course record

(WA) Athletics: Elite Platinum Label marathons in numbers

(EA) Athletics: Abdi targeting the European record in the Rotterdam Marathon
Less than three months after battling to a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Bashir Abdi is planning to chase the European record in the NN Rotterdam Marathon on 24 October

(Runner's World) Athletics:How Courtney Frerichs Honed Her Mental Game and Had Her Best Track Season Yet
The steeplechase star won an Olympic silver medal and lowered her own American record this summer

(CBC) Athletics: Stranded overseas, Canadian runner bides time awaiting clearance for return home to Australia
2-time Olympian Andrea Seccafien hopeful of reuniting with fiancé by Christmas

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Woody Kincaid – I Want To Chase That!
Carrie chats with Olympian Woody Kincaid! They talk about his entry into the sport, running while his dad battles lung cancer, dealing with nerves and stress, his thoughts on Shelby Houlihan and her battle with doping allegations, why he needed to make the Olympics to get his contract resigned, and so much more!

(Runner's World) Athletics: As She Turns 30, Jordan Hasay Faces a Crossroads in Her Running Life
After two years of subpar performances, can the 2:20 marathoner regain her previous form?

(Women's Running) Athletics: They Can Get You Disqualified, But are Thicker Shoes Faster?
Did the shoes that disqualified Vienna Marathon winner Derara Hurisa enhance his performance? A biomechanist weighs in

(NYRR) Athletics: NYRR Outlines Health and Safety Guidelines for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: 'Diamond' Niyonsaba lauded upon return to Burundi
Hundreds of Burundians turned up at Bujumbura airport on Wednesday to welcome home Francine Niyonsaba after her recent successes overseas

(WA) Athletics: Road race season hots up as focus shifts to Elite Platinum Label marathons

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir: Olympic silver medallist sets sights on Birmingham 2022 medal for Scotland
Olympic silver medallist Laura Muir says she has "unfinished business" with the Commonwealth Games as she targets a medal for Scotland at Birmingham 2022

(Gulf Today) Athletics: World-renowned Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon returns in February next year

  September 22, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(IWF) Women in Sport: Title IX, Male-Bodied Athletes, and the Threat to Women's Sports
* Competitive sport is a zero-sum game where some athletes make the cut, and others do not; someone wins, and others lose. In a zero-sum competition, the inclusion of male-bodied athletes in women’s sport inevitably denies opportunities to female athletes.
* As the number of male-bodied athletes seeking to compete on women’s teams and in women’s events grows, the risks to female athletes also grow. Claims to the contrary deny science, defy logic, and undermine Title IX.

(RRW) Athletics: Marathon Great Keitany Retires at 39
Four-time TCS New York City Marathon champion and women-only marathon world record holder Mary Keitany of Kenya has announced her retirement at 39

(Fox9) Athletics: COVID protocols announced for Twin Cities Marathon, including mask policy

(NY Times) health and Fitness; Your Workout Burns Fewer Calories Than You Think
Our bodies compensate for at least a quarter of the calories we expend during exercise, undermining our best efforts to lose weight by working ou

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Ian Beattie is appointed as the new chairman of UK Athletics as former Scottish Athletics chief calls on crisis-hit body to 'pull in the same direction' amid period of turmoil
* Ian Beattie has been appointed as the new chairman of crisis-hit UK Athletics
* The former Scottish Athletics chief was in a two-way shoot out with Chris Grant
* Beattie enters the fray in a period of huge turmoil amid athlete concerns
* He called for everyone to pull in the same direction and be an athletics 'family'

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Laura Muir calls for patience amid post-Olympics fall-out
Laura Muir vowed to remain focused amid UK Athletics' coaching changes and insisted patience is needed with the post-Olympic fallout

Athletics: World record holder and seven-time World Marathon Majors winner Mary Keitany retires
Keitany, 39, also still holds the marathon world record for a women-only race, having clocked a stunning 2:17:01 when winning the third of her Virgin Money London Marathon titles in 2017

(Mara Yamauchi) Women in Sport: The rights of a relatively miniscule number of trans people are considered by (mostly male & TW) IOC committee as more important than 3.8billion females. And can’t be bothered to consult female athletes bc they couldn’t give a damn about them.

(AI) Athletics: Shoe Review: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus

(New Era) Women in Sport: Mboma, Masilingi open up about testosterone ban…as they share their experience
For the first time since their unceremonious ban from partaking in the 400m event by World Athletics due to their so-called elevated natural testosterone levels, Namibia’s sprint queens Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi yesterday opened up about the sensitive topic and shared their experience

(Sports Mole) Athletics: Laura Muir vows to keep moving forward despite uncertainty at UK Athletics

  September 21, 2021    [Links load in new window]

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletics stars take a break ahead of the new season
* In the discretionary events, Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Chepngétich retained her title in a MR time of 4:02.40 with the World under-20 1,500m champion Vincent Keter going for a similar feat in the men’s race in 3:35.99.
* World 5,000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo produced a MR in women’s 5,000m of 14:55.27 but the men’s race failed with Jacob Krop, however, winning in season’s best 13:23.50

(Runner's World) Athletics: As She Turns 30, Jordan Hasay Faces a Crossroads in Her Running Life
After two years of subpar performances, can the 2:20 marathoner regain her previous form?

Athletics: Ben Flanagan to Challenge Olympians at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K
The 26 year old from Kitchener, Ontario runs professionally for the Reebok Boston Track Club based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

(AW) Athletics: Charlie Webster calls for change after hard-hitting documentary
TV presenter urges sports governing bodies to act after BBC programme tells horrific story of sexual abuse in athletics

(WA) Athletics: Remembering the Goodwill Games, 20 years on

(Podium Runner) Athletics: The Importance of Running Your Own Race, and a Case Study on How To Do It
How Natasha Wodak executed her impressive return to the marathon to become the 2nd fastest woman in Canadian history

(The Star) Athletics: Kiprop eyes podium finish in Boston Marathon after long hiatus
* The 2015 world marathon silver medalist said she is raring to go and hungry for glory despite being out of action for a long time
* Kiprop also competed at last year's edition of the Boston Marathon, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Flora Duffy devastated by cancellation of World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championship

(Jamaica Observer) Women in Sport: The bioethicist dilemma in female athletics
“Go, Jamaica, go!” I screamed like an emergency siren as I watched the women's 200-metre final

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

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: The New Science on How We Burn Calories
How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity?

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: ‘Conflicting opinions’: IOC’s transgender guidelines delayed again until 2022
Advice will ‘prioritise inclusion’ and ‘avoidance of harm’ - Guidelines will also ‘separate gender from eligibility’

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(USATF) Athletics: Records Fall at 2021 USATF Masters 12 Km Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Ferdinand Omanyala: Africa's fastest man unfazed by shadow of drugs ban
Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala may now be the fastest man in Africa after breaking the continent's 100 metres record but the Kenyan admits a doping ban in 2017 will cast a shadow over his achievement

(The Star) Athletics: Your dreams are valid, Kipyegon tells mothers after special year
* An emotional Kipyegon covered herself in the national flag as she revelled in the aftermath of an encapsulating final of the women's 1500m
* Apart from grabbing headlines in Tokyo, Kipyegon has also shone in the Diamond League series with her trophy win in Zurich
* Having been the only one to beat Sifan Hassan in 2021, Kipyegon says there is no magic bullet to overcome the the Dutchwoman Olympic champion
(Inside the Games) Athletics: Unique record of Waitz recalled 50 years after first women’s New York marathon race

(WA) Athletics: Etiang aims high after breakthrough year

(CBC) Athletics: It's been a long road: In-person Calgary Marathon returns
First place finishers were Calgarians Justin Kurek and Lauren Barr

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Athletics: Why Sprinters Peak in the Evening and Marathoners Don’t
A new study investigates how different types of physical performance are affected by the time of day

(Tri247) Triathlon: Lucy Charles-Barclay: From beaten down to world beater

Athletics: The Berlin Marathon, the race renowned for World Records, makes its Comeback next Sunday
A contingent of some of the world’s top runners and around 25,000 mass participants will be on the start line next Sunday, September 26, for the 47th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

(ITV) Athletics: Winner of Great Bristol Run half-marathon disqualified after investigation

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gatlin puts retirement on hold after losing in Kip Keino Classic
* Bromell, who already had the world's fastest 100m in the bag this year, bettered his own mark with a 9.76 while Omanyala returned 9.77, the time Bromell had run in April.
* For many of the athletes competing, Nairobi was a climax to a long drawn out season which included the Olympics and the Diamond League after numerous events were cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic

(WA) Athletics: Delay is not denial for Amusan, who's ticking off her bucket list one hurdle at a time

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(CBC) Athletics: Bromell runs world-leading 9.76 seconds to win 100m after Olympic disappointment
American sprinter fends off Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala to post 6th-fastest time ever

(Reuters) Triathlon: Triathlon-World sprint and relay championships in Bermuda cancelled due to COVID

(Gulf News) Athletics: Abu Dhabi Sports Council unveils major announcements for 2021 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon
Prize fund of Dh1.1 million distributed across marathon, wheelchair and 10km categories

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Weekend Recap: September 17-19, 2021

(WA) Athletics: Bromell blasts to world-leading 9.76 in Nairobi

USATF Masters 12 km Championships - Highlands , NJ

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(ITU) Triathlon: Laura Lindemann claims in hometown Hamburg her first ever Series victory
The photo finish gives Tim Hellwig his first-ever Series win in Hamburg

(Cycling Weekly) Drugs in Sport; David Lappartient: Riders are sharing rumours of new doping techniques, they feel there is a gap
"Man is limitless in the imagination to cheat," the UCI President said

(ITV( \) Triathlon: Alex Yee and Jess Learmonth both win in thrilling Super League Triathlon Jersey

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Trayvon Bromell runs fastest 100m of 2021 as Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala breaks African record
The final stop of the 2021 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Series in Nairobi, Kenya, witnessed one of the fastest men's 100m races in history, with Bromell just taking the Kip Keino Classic title

(RRW) Athletics: Postponed Tokyo Marathon Will Not Be Held in 2021
Organizers plan to bring the race back in 2022 on Sunday, March 6, in the event's traditional time frame

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic: Kiplimo reigns in 10,000m, Chelimo destroys the pack
* "I am happy to win. I just decided to stay behind the pack to rest my rivals before bursting to the front with the last lap to go and the tactics worked,' said Kiplimo, adding that he was using the race as part of his preparation for a series road races soon.
* "I was just trying my speed and it looks good," said Kiplimo

(Audacy) Athletics: Here's where – and why – San Francisco Marathon runners will need to wear masks

(CBC) triathlon: Watch Super League Triathlon Championship Series from Jersey
Live coverage begins on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET with women's enduro race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic: Kerubo, Kiprotich win 400m hurdles titles
* Kerubo timed 59.05 seconds to win beating Ann Mwangi to second place in 59.59
* Kiprotich crossed the line triumphant in 50.19 to edge out World Relay shuttle relay bronze medallist Wiseman Were to second place in 50.44
* Peter Kithome, the World Under-20 4x400m relay bronze medallist came in third in 50.54

(Globe and Mail) Drugs in Sport; These days, not-so-nice guys finish last, and Alberto Salazar is an example of that

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Namibia's Mboma a Firm Favourite At Kip Keino Classic

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Big names clash at Kip Keino Classic
* Athletes out to end season on a high in final leg of World Athletics Continental Gold Tour
* Omanyala out to stop American stars Gatlin, Kerley and Bromell in men’s 100m contest
* Tokyo Olympics 200m silver medallist, Christine Mboma from Namibia, and World 100m bronze medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Cote d’Ivoire will highlight women’s 200m

Kip Keino Classic - Nairobi, Kenya

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(Namibian) Athletics: Mboma winds down in Nairobi
Fresh from sweeping the European circuit, Namibia's Christine Mboma returns to her favourite hunting ground in Nairobi, Kenya tomorrow

(The Guardian) Paralympics: Madison de Rozario: ‘We can’t view disability as a positive or a negative’
The Australian Paralympian on her love of racing, winning two gold medals in Tokyo and being brought up to view her disability as a neutral fact of life

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Seductive Appeal of Adidas’s “Illegal” Running Shoe
The Prime X is banned for professional athletes, but that might be its main selling point

(Runner's World) Athletics: The 2021 Tokyo Marathon Has Been Postponed From October to March
The race is the only World Marathon Major so far to move the date from this upcoming fall

(Runner's World) Athletics: After Leaving the Bowerman Track Club, Marielle Hall Will Train in Providence, Rhode Island
Her new coach is Kurt Benninger, Molly Huddle’s husband

(AI) Athletics: Dissecting Canadian marathon performances in Sapporo at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
“It seemed that no one at Athletics Canada (AC) really had any answers or knew how to handle the situation, so we were often in the dark about what was going to happen,” said Seifarth. “We were often told that we'd be released "possibly tomorrow" or similar, only to be later told that it was denied and we can't leave the room. With COVID, there were always going to be unknowns, but there was a clear lack of contingency planning for a situation like this which was likely to happen given everyone flew to Japan on standard commercial flights with the general public.” — Josh Seifarth

(Lindsey Hein) Cycling: Episode 338: Sonya Looney – 24 hour mountain bike world champion on mindset and determination
Sonya Looney is a mountain bike world champion for the 24 hour mountain bike world championships. She is a health coach and has written a cookbook, she has her own podcast called the Sonya Looney show, she has an apparel line, and has a mindset course. She is really good at speaking about positive psychology, mental toughness, and mindfulness based techniques to help people find more fulfillment in their everyday life. She has a lot of tips and techniques for reframing your mindset when the race gets really tough

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Nairobi

(NY POst) Athletics: Usain Bolt’s advice for Sha’Carri Richardson: Talk less, train harder

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gatlin, 39, not thinking of retirement yet
* Gatlin, who turns 40 on February 10, next year, hinted that he intends to venture into humanitarian work mainly in the world of sports after retiring
* Gatlin said his lowest moment was during the 2015 Beijing World Championships where he settled for silver in both 100m and 200m, losing the battle to Jamaican Usain Bolt in the two events
* Gatling believes that Bolt’s World Records of 9.58 in 100m and 19.19 set during the 2009 World Championships will soon be shattered

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kerley, Makwala vow to light up Kip Keino Classic
* Kerley, who is the first athlete to win the 100m and 400m series at the Diamond League, said he is out to leave a big impression competing for the first time in Africa
* Makwala, who is on his third return to Kenya, said he wants to end the season in style before focusing on his Commonwealth 400m title defence and World Championships next year
* Kerley, the 2019 World 400m bronze medallist, said he will consult his coach Alleyne Francique on the event to take between 100m, 200m and 400m at the World Championships next year

(Malcolm Gladwell) Drugs in Sport: Why Was the Decision in Shelby Houlihan’s Doping Case So Unsatisfying?
You can’t rely on conventions and codes in a case that requires a story

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 337: Heather MacLean – First Olympic team in the 1500m for Team New Balance Boston
Heather MacLean recently made her first Olympic team this summer in the 1500m for Team USA! She runs for Team New Balance Boston and is coached by Mark Coogan. She is from Massachusetts and went to the University of Massachusetts. That 1500m for the Olympics this summer was a really hard team to make so it was really exciting to see her make that team!

CBC - Nike’s Big Bet: Alberto Salazar and the Fine Line of Sport @ 9 PM EDT

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(Texas A&M) Athletics: Mu Named Finalist for 91st AAU James E. Sullivan Award
(WA) Athletics: How Jepkosgei is nurturing young runners in Kenya

Athletics: Olympian BC Olympians Confirm Entry in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K
Olympians Ben Preisner and Luc Bruchet, will join their Tokyo 2020 teammate, Natasha Wodak, in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10k on Sunday October 17th

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Findlay out of 70.3 Worlds
Ligament tear sidelines Canadian star

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Gatlin fired up for 'special' Kip Keino Classic at Mama Africa
* Gatlin noted that there has always been a good rapport between him and Kenya athletes when they meet at Diamond League, World Championships and Olympic Games
* Gatlin, singled out 2015 World javelin champion Julius Yego and latest sprint sensation Ferdinand Omanyala as his local athletics idols
* Gatlin said the nagging hamstring injury that had sapped into his power has healed and Kenyans should expect a good race

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Carrie Tollefson – Fueling The Pursuit
Carrie makes an appearance on Fueling The Pursuit, a new podcast presented by UCAN! They chat about seeing the world through her daughter’s eyes, the phases of her career, the roles played by her parents and coaches, the power of the mental game, and much more

(Runner'd World) Athletics: How to Watch the 2021 Berlin Marathon
Be sure to set your alarm early on Sunday morning to catch the some of the world’s best marathoners compete on the famously fast course

(AP) Drugs in Sport: WADA warns Russia not to interfere in anti-doping work

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar: Athletics coach's ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport
(The Guardian) US distance coach Alberto Salazar loses appeal against doping violations
Four-year ban upheld by court of arbitration for sport - Salazar helped coach Mo Farah to Olympic gold

(Sowetan Live) Athletics: Caster Semenya turns to coaching to prepare Glenrose Xaba for Olympics
SA middle and long-distance runner Glenrose Xaba is learning from celebrated former World 800m champion Caster Semenya as she plots for a podium finish at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

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Athletics: Olympian Natasha Wodak to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K
The race, to be held on October 17th in Toronto, is also the Canadian 10km Championships with a considerable prize purse on offer

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Canadian Olympic relay team could get promoted to silver after British runner tests positive
British sprinter CJ Ujah's B-sample confirms earlier result, says testing agency

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Interview: Courtney Frerichs On The Mindset Changes That Led to An Olympic Medal, American Record in 2021
Courtney Frerichs peels back the curtain on a season that included an Olympic silver medal, a new steeplechase American record of 8:57.77 and a third place finish in the Diamond League final.

(Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Finally, Evidence that Maurten’s Hydrogel Drink Works
A new study suggests that hydrogels enable you to down more carbs with less digestive distress, and race faster as a result

(The Star) Athletics: World Cross Championships in Bathurst postponed until 2023
* The postponement is due to the biosecurity measures and travel restrictions currently in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Australia.
* "We’re looking forward to hosting the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in 2023," said Mayor Ian North of Bathurst Regional Counci

(Guardian NG) Drugs in Sport: Okagbare loses appeal, begins four-year ban over banned drugs

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: How to taper right to be fit and ready for your marathon
The final weeks of marathon training are less about cutting back and more about fine-tuning and building confidence

(Jamica Loop) Athletics: Namibian teenager Christine Mboma beats Shericka Jackson again
Shanieka Ricketts wins the women's triple jump in meeting record of 14.77m

(CBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah's Diamond League title completes unprecedented season
Bring It In panel discusses Olympic champion sprinter's historic campaign

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Francine Niyonsaba becomes first athlete with DSD to break world record
Burundian runner breaks 2,000m world record in Zagreb - Niyonsaba is an athlete with difference in sexual development

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA commits to review of cannabis' status on Prohibited List and declares six NADO's non-compliant
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee has endorsed a scientific review into cannabis' status as a banned substance and also declared eight organisations - including the national anti-doping bodies of Romania, Thailand and Indonesia - non-compliant

(NY Times) Athletics: Ready, Set, Don’t Get Injured
Marathon season is upon us for the first time since 2019. But, a doctor warns, “Your body right now is not the same body you had two years ago, so you’ve got to pay attention to that.”

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(WA) Athletics: Niyonsaba breaks world 2000m record in Zagreb
(BBC) Francine Niyonsaba: Burundi runner sets new 2,000m world record in Zagre

(TASS) Athletics: Russia’s high jumper Lasitskene lauds 2021 season as the best in her career
In August, the Russian athlete became an Olympic champion in Tokyo

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: CJ Ujah: British Olympic 4x100m relay silver medallist's 'B' sample positive
British sprinter CJ Ujah's 'B' sample has tested positive, confirming the result of the initial test at the Tokyo Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Watch World Athletics Continental Tour track and field from Zagreb, Croatia
Live coverage begins on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET

(The Sun) Athletics: Brighton marathon runners furious after blunder made course 620 yards too long – and leader had victory snatched away

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Furious leading athletes consider quitting UK Athletics contracts over 'catastrophic' coaching cuts
A number of coaches were recently told that their services would be either no longer required or that their hours would be cut drastically

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Josh Kerr outlines his ambition to run for Scotland at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022
Olympic medallist Josh Kerr has targeted the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as a major goal for 2022

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya eye Diamond League event after World Continental success
* Amina said the next logical step is to host the premier athletics meet in the world after proving itself as a sports destination
* •The CS was speaking via Zoom during the launch event of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event on Monday morning
* •Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei described Kip Keino Classic as a core part of the growth in the athletics industry

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics; Podcast: Episode 174 with Jon Green
My goal with coaching people is to teach them and have them understand why we’re doing what we’re doing so if I ever stop coaching them, or for whatever reason we part ways, that they are basically able to coach themselves the same way I was coaching them previously. My job is to eliminate my own job, I guess.”

(The Guardian) Athletics: Several Team GB athletes approach Coe over ‘catastrophic’ UK Athletics regime
UKA chief executive and performance team face criticism - Athletes raised issue with World Athletics president in Zurich

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(Runner's World) Athletics: Senbere Teferi and Agnes Tirop Break World Records at Adizero Road to Records
Teferi shattered the outright world record in the 5K, and Tirop bested the women’s-only 10K world record

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1
2021 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

Athletics: Vibian Chepkirui: From sleeping on the floor in Doha to triumph in Vienna within three days
One of the stories of the day written in Austria’s capital was that of Vibian Chepkirui, who won her debut marathon in 2:24:29.

(ITV) Athletics: Brighton Marathon organisers apologise after course was 568m too long

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: World Athletics’ rules threaten to leave more female athletes stuck in limbo
Christine Mboma knows the faster she runs the clearer her advantages with difference in sex development become

(CBC) Athletics: Kate Van Buskirk places 4th in 5th Avenue Mile women's race to lead Canadian trio
Staehli 11th while Philibert-Thiboutot narrowly misses personal best in men's event

(RRW) Athletics: Great Day For Scotland as Reekie & Wightman Prevail at New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile
On a glorious late summer day in Manhattan, Jemma Reekie and Jake Wightman of Scotland posted convincing wins at the 40th running of the New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile, the world's oldest and most prestigious road mile

Athletics: Valarie Allman’s perfect present for ISTAF’s centennial
At the world’s oldest athletics meeting, which was first staged in Berlin in 1921, the US Discus Olympic Champion threw a spectacular 71.16 m

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Athletics: Olympians Jake Wightman and Jemma Reekie Close Out Seasons With Victories at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile
20 total heats run, including FDNY/NYPD heat, on 20th anniversary weekend of 9/11.
(Runner's World) British Olympians Jemma Reekie, Jake Wightman Take Wins at the 2021 5th Avenue Mile
American Jenny Simpson was not in the women’s field for the first time since 2011.

(RRW) Athletics: Rojas Holds Off Simpson To Win USATF 10 Mile Championships
it was strength against speed in the final 400 meters of the women's race at this morning's USATF 10 Mile Championships hosted by the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C., and strength won

(WA) Athletics: Tirop and Teferi smash world records in Herzogenaurach

(ITU) Triathlon: Lasse Nygaard-Priester conquers Karlovy Vary to win first Cup gold
Denmark’s Kristian Hogenhaug claims the Long Distance world title in Almere

Athletics: Leonard Langat wins Vienna after Derara Hurisa disqualified for wrong shoes
The Vienna City Marathon produced two breaking news of completely different content on Sunday and none of them was about records

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya's Agnes Tirop breaks 10km record in Germany
* In the Vienna City Marathon, Vibian Chepkirui bagged victory in the women’s race after clocking 2:24.29 ahead of Ethiopia’s Meseret Dinke who timed 2:25:31 while Burka Gelete also from Ethiopia sealed the podium in 2:25:38

(CNW) Athletics: Veronica Campbell-Brown Advises Sha’Carri to Refocus, Use Elaine and Shelly-Ann as Motivation

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Marathon runners who litter should be disqualified, says Environment Agency
Bin it or be ejected, competitors told, as they are urged to bring their own bottles under new government guidance to cut plastics in sport

(AW) Athletics: Adam Scott and Hellen Obiri take 40th Great North Run honours
Briton succeeds Mo Farah as champion, while Kenyan wins brilliant battle with Eilish Mccolgan as showpiece event makes a memorable return

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir eyes glory in New York to end season on a high
* Recalling her feat in Japan, the reigning Valencia Marathon champion admitted it was one of her most difficult races
* •Making her Olympic debut, Jepchirchir won gold after timing 2:27.20, ahead of compatriot, Brigid Kosgei (2:27.36) and the American Molly Seidel (2:27.46) in second and third respectively
* •In New York, she will be facing other Kenyans led by three-time Vienna City Marathon champion Nancy Kiprop and track mistress Viola Cheptoo Lagat

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runners set to hit streets of Manhattan in Sunday's 5th Avenue Mile
Van Buskirk and Staehli racing after Olympic debuts, Philibert-Thiboutot fresh off PB

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile - Washington, DC

Great North Run - Newcastle, UK

Haspa Hamburg Marathon - Germany

ISTAF World Athletics Continental Tour - Berlin, Germany

New Balance 5th Avenue Mile - New York, NY

USATF 10 Mile Championships - Washington, DC

Vienna City Marathon - Austria
Live Stream of the Vienna City Marathon on Sunday

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(STuff NZ) Athletics: 'There's no longer a pathway': Questions raised over Athletics NZ's 'unrealistic' qualifying standards for Commonwealth Games

(RRW) Athletics: Cherry Blossom Features Rare Match-Up Between Hall & Simpson
Tomorrow's Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile in Washington, D.C., will feature a rare head-to-head race between two of America's top, veteran distance runners, Sara Hall and Jenny Simpson

(USATFRunningCircuit) Athletics: Simpson, Hall Ready to Clash at the USATF 10 Mile Championships

(WA) Athletics: Kipyegon among Olympic champions set for Kip Keino Classic

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic teeming with stars
* Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei disclosed Friday that 185 will participate in core and discretionary races of the tour that will take place at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani
* Tuwei disclosed that the event will for the second year be held without fans owing to Covid-19 protocols
* Leading the local international athletes will be the Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Chepng’etich, who is fresh from winning the Diamond League Trophy, Olympic 800m silver medallist Ferguson Rotich and fast-rising sprints sensation Ferdinand Omanyala

Women in Sport: UNSPORTING: How Trans Activism and Science Denial are Destroying Sport
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided in 2015 to allow male born athletes to self-identify into women’s competition it is as if they completely forgot that sport is a biology-based preserve

(ITU) Triathlon: Almere to crown the 2021 World Triathlon Long Distance Champions
It is considered the “second oldest race in the world”, and this weekend Almere-Amsterdam, in the Netherlands will get ready to once again host the world’s best long distance athletes, this time vying for the World Triathlon Long Distance crowns

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hellen Obiri Closes Out Her Track Career at the Diamond League Final in Zurich
The Kenyan runner is fully transitioning to the roads

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson impresses once again as Dina Asher-Smith hints at what might have been
Hodgkinson adds to glowing reputation with victory in Diamond League final in Zurich as Asher-Smith runs third-fastest 100m time of her life

(BBC) Athletics: Great North Run: A guide to the famous half-marathon
Sunday's Great North Run in Newcastle is the 40th edition of the famous half marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya set to host World Cross Country invitational tour
* Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei said the federation have started preparations for the one-day event to be held in Eldoret
* •The planning committee will also look at the calendar of events to ensure minimal disruption to other events the federation has lined up for next year
* •The World Cross Country Invitational Tour continues the country's burgeoning reputation as a destination for global athletics events

(Jamica Gleaner) Athletics: ‘Next year, the world record’
Thompson Herah outlines target after delivering Diamond League title

(WAVY) Athletics: Back from Tokyo, Chesapeake’s Grant Holloway talks about his Olympic experience

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Track and field figures urge UK Sport to intervene in UK Athletics' 'crisis' by approaching Sir Brendan Foster to take charge with chairman Nic Coward due to step down next month
* Influential insiders are pushing for Sir Brendan Foster to take over at UK Athletics
* Foster's credibility, commercial success and contacts are all being championed
* The under-fire governing body will need to replace chairman Nic Coward soon

(France24) Drugs in Sport: Olympic 100m champion Jacobs 'not bothered' by doping talk
Olympic 100 metre champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs has hit back at insinuations his stunning gold medal success at the Tokyo Games was due to doping

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Athletics: Swiss dreams meet African excellence in Vienna’s comeback marathon
Fabienne Schlumpf and Tadesse Abraham, the two Swiss record holders, will be running in the same marathon for the first time

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith sets out hectic 2022 plan to win gold at three competitions
Sprinter states world, Commonwealth and European aims - Keely Hodgkinson also eager to take on trio of tournaments

Athletics: 100 Years of ISTAF set for September 12th - A Festival of Athletics
Centenary anniversary of the oldest athletics meeting in the world with many top names / live TV coverage by ZDF

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse caps 'greatest season ever' with pair of 2nd-place finishes in Diamond League Final
Markham, Ont., native ties personal best in 100m, runs 19.72 in 200m

(RRW) Athletics: Reversing Script, Cheruiyot Defeats Ingebrigtsen In Diamond League 1500m Final
With his victory tonight, Cheruiyot retained the Diamond League title he had earned in Brussels in 2019 and sent a signal that he'll be tough to beat at next summer's World Athletics Championships in Eugene where he will come in as reigning champion

(Diamond League) Athletics: Sidorova joins five-metre club as Wanda Diamond League champions crowned in Zurich
(Daily Nation) Chepng'etich leads triumphant Kenyan cast in Diamond League finale
* Chepng'etich once again downed Sifan Hassan, the Olympic 10,000m and 5,000m champion after she held off the Dutchwoman at the home straight, clocking three minutes and 58.33 to triumph
* Korir ran a tactical race, cruising from behind past Olympic 800m silver Ferguson Rotich to win in 1:44.56 for his second Diamond League trophy
* Cheruiyot, the World 1,500m champion, claimed swift revenge over Jakob Ingebrigtsen to win in 3:31.37 as the Norwegian came second in 3:31.45
(BBC) Keely Hodgkinson: GB teenager wins Diamond League 800m title to cap extraordinary year
Britain's Keely Hodgkinson won the Diamond League 800m title to bank $30,000 in prize money and cap an extraordinary year

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(CBC) Athletics: Nike’s Big Bet: Alberto Salazar and the Fine Line of Sport
Did legendary coach and Nike spokesperson Alberto Salazar push the boundaries of elite track and field or was he abusive towards his athletes?

(Capital FM) Athletics: Justin Gatlin set to blaze Kasarani track in Kip Keino Classic
Three-time World Champion Justin Gatlin is among the stars who have been confirmed for the second edition of the Kip Keino Classic, a part of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour, which will be staged at the Kasarani Stadium on September 18

(Voiced) Athletics: Q&A with David Rudisha
David became World Junior champion in the 800m at his first international competition representing Kenya at the 2006 Beijing World Junior Championships

(Women's Running) Athletics: Sponsorship Pulled from Portland Marathon, Raising Questions About Fall Racing
Oregon Health and Sciences University did not directly discourage runners from participating in the mass event, but stated it was "doing everything" to avoid burdening overloaded hospitals

(CP24) Athletics: Canadian Arop has become one of most consistent 800m runners in the world

Athletics: Strong Japanese quartet in Vienna’s comeback marathon
Austria’s major road race event sees its 38th edition and organizers have registered around 26,000 entries

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt rules out athletics comeback but has "got that itch" for a return
Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says it is "too late" for a comeback but admits he has "got that itch" for a dramatic return to the sport

)CTolleRun) Athletics: Mary Cain – This is a Gift
Carrie chats with Mary Cain! They talk about ignored injuries from her past that are now getting addressed, being fully aware of her mental health and her triggers, her life and training now, her partnership with Tracksmith, her role as CEO and President of Atalanta NYC, and much more!

(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track & Field Athlete Eliud Ngetich Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 335: Amanda Ecclesto
Amanda Eccleston recently retired and just ran her last professional race at the Sir Walter Miler!

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Steeplechaser Chemutai eyes Wanda DL trophy

(Seattle Times) Athletics:

(AW) Athletics: Mariya Lasitskene lifts fifth Diamond League trophy in Zurich
High jumper rises to the occasion with world-leading mark of 2.05m as Francine Niyonsaba and Berihu Aregawi take 5000m titles on unique 563m-long track

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse eyes more sprint double success in Zurich, 1st Diamond League Trophy
Olympic champion, fellow Canadians Brown, Arop, Lovett seek $30K US top prize

(The Guardian) Athletics: De Grasse backs Thompson-Herah to break 100m world record in Zurich final
Jamaican sprinter recorded second-fastest time last month - Thompson-Herah will compete in Diamond League final

(BBC) Athletics; Diamond League final: Francine Niyonsaba lands impressive 5,000m win in Zurich
Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba said she "did what I had to do" after beating Kenyan rival Hellen Obiri to win the 5,000m Diamond League final in Zurich

Diamond League Zurich - Switzerland

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(RRW) Athletics: Olympic Medalists To Grace Fifth Avenue Again
After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile will return to New York City for its 40th edition on Sunday

(New Yorker) Athletics: Why Were So Many Running World Records Broken During the Pandemic?
The shutdown led to unusual circumstances that helped runners excel like never before

(RRW) Athletics: Niyonsaba & Aregawi Are Diamond League 5000m Champions
The two Nike-sponsored athletes won in tactical, yet fast, races and each earned USD 30,000 in prize money

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League final: Karsten Warholm admits to post-Tokyo emptiness
Karsten Warholm admits he has struggled to motivate himself in the wake of his world record-breaking run for Olympic 400m hurdles gold in Tokyo

(RRW) Athletics: Rupp, Obiri Headline Great North Run Entry List
The race will be contested for the 40th time and the first time since 2019

Athletics: Jenny Simpson to Make Her Long Distance Road Racing Debut at the 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile on September 12
Ten Mile novice Jenny Simpson takes on marathon veteran Sara Hall — and a host of other experienced road racers — in her first foray beyond one mile on the roads

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympians and Past Champions to Headline New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 12
Tokyo Olympians Matthew Centrowitz, Paul Chelimo, Clayton Muprhy, Jake Wightman, and Jemma Reekie to close seasons by racing down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare live on USATF.TV

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN 70.3 Nice 2021: preview, start time, how to watch live

(Science Focus) Athletics: Technological doping: The science of why Nike Alphaflys were banned from the Tokyo Olympics
Runners wearing Nike's Vaporfly shoes took 31 of 36 podium positions at major marathons in 2019. Do they give an unfair advantage? And could it ever be fair?

(AW) Athletics: Strong fields for 40th Great North Run
Many of this year’s top runners from the track and marathon will clash on a new course at the iconic half-marathon on Sunday

(Mirror) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah out of Great North Run but WILL return to competition next year
“He literally can’t run this weekend and he’s gutted about that, but forget all the talk that he is going to finish. He’s assured me he’ll be running seriously again next summer”

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Niyonsaba reveals Kipchoge's hand in remarkable switch to distance running
* The Burundian won an Olympic silver medal at 800m in Rio in 2016 and also came second at the London world championships a year later, and is also a two-time world indoor champion
* Female athletes like Niyonsaba and Semenya who have unusually high levels of testosterone, which gives them added strength, are prohibited from competing in races between 400m and a mile
* Her change in distance on the track saw her decide on a different course, swapping Eugene for the foothills of Kenya shortly after she was barred from her favoured 800m in May 2019

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: 'Keep looking forward' says Niyonsaba, barred from 800m

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge launches foundation
* Kipchoge said the foundation will have a strong focus on education and environment and will be seeking to strengthen communities both locally and internationally
* He also added that he wants to raise awareness and to raise finances to build libraries, schools and grow more trees on the forest sites that will help the upcoming generation in terms of clean air
* The objective of the Eliud Kipchoge Foundation in environment conservation is to preserve natural forests through re-afforestation, and also encourage farmers to plant trees in their farms

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyegon renews rivalry with Sifan in Zurich Diamond League
* Olympic 1500 silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot will be gunning for revenge against champion Jacob Ingrebrigsten
* •The two, who recently faced off in Tokyo Olympics with Kipyegon coming out tops, will meet for the final time this season

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League Final: Francine Niyonsaba says 'I'm back to make sport better'
Francine Niyonsaba says she has kept competing after her enforced switch to longer distances to "make sport a better place and inspire others

(Track and Field News) Athletics: A Bold Way To Go For Gold
The Olympic steeplechase was still crowded at the front halfway through the race; then Courtney Frerichs stepped on the gas

Diamond League Zurich - Switzerland

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(WA) Athletics: Top-quality clashes as athletes race for prizes and wildcard places in Zurich
(The New Daily) Stewart McSweyn among eight Aussies in Diamond League final
(Daily Nation) Obiri out to vanquish Niyonsaba in Diamond League finale
* Also in the race are Kenyans Abel Kipsang, who finished fourth at Tokyo Olympics, despite breaking the Olympic Record in the semi-finals, Ronald Kwemoi and Charles Simotwo
* The focus in the women’s 1,500m final will definitely be the rematch between Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Chepngétich from Kenya and Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan, who claimed silver in 1,500m at the Olympics, as well as gold in 10,000m and 5,000m

Athletics: Running together again! Registration opens tomorrow for LIVE 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Tamarack Homes signs on for another 10 years as title sponsor

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: Plant trees on your birthdays
* Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei, another of the key speakers, spoke about recent milestones achieved by the federation including their decision to sign the United Nations Climate Change (UNCC) Sports for Climate Action Framework, participation in a 20-month air quality research project conducted at Kasarani Stadium and in the clinical and environmental research conducted during the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi last month.
* “It comes as no surprise that all around us, we are witnessing deteriorating air quality due to increase in air pollution, which is made worse by the impacts of climate change,” Tuwei said

(Track Alerts) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce out of Zurich DL final
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will not run at the Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League women’s 100m final on Thursday

(WA) Athletics: World records under threat, with Duplantis and Rojas in action in Zurich

Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele and Hiwot Gebrekidan lead powerful Ethiopian Challenge in Berlin
The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will get underway on Sunday, September 26 with high quality elite fields headed by the Ethiopian superstar Kenenisa Bekele

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League final in Zurich: What to look out for
A month after the Olympics closing ceremony, 25 champions and 41 other medallists from the Tokyo Games are due to be in Zurich this week for the final of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How Josh Kerr Trained His Body and Mind to Win an Unexpected Olympic Bronze
1500m Olympic medalist Josh Kerr and his Coach Danny Mackey on the training, psychology and key workouts that led to him to become one of the best middle distance runners in the world

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 173 with Sabrina Little
“So in the classical tradition they often ask the question of what role athletics can play in the good life. And typically the way it is described is that it has a role in character development in sort of helping us to be more well-ordered such that we can flourish longterm. But they also express a concern that if you are having an outsized focus on athletics that it can be bad, both physically for your constitution, but also for your character. There are ways of participating in sport that don’t form you in the right way and so I’ve wondered about my relationship with running in terms of the sort of life that I want to have, in terms of the sort of life that’s suited to what it means to be a human and flourish, and I just don’t think sports has been an unqualified good in my own formation. I mean, there are certain qualities that are reinforced that are not…I mean, envy is the big example that I give, or a kind of intemperance, having an outsized affection for sport that crowds out other features of my life or doesn’t make me a good member of my community. So, in asking the question of what flourishing is, what a good life would be constituted of, I’ve started to inspect the role that running has on my life and I don’t know how well—at least in the dosage that I do it in in ultrarunning—I don’t know if it really supports that kind of life.”

(WA) Athletics: Seven Diamond League champions to be crowned on Zurich's Sechselautenplatz

(AW) Athletics: Sasha Zhoya: “I want to be one of the greatest of all-time in the hurdles”
World U20 110m and 60m hurdles record-holder on idolising Usain Bolt, his background in contemporary dance and ballet and ambitions to be one of the great sprint hurdlers

(Fast Running) Athletics: Reekie stars again – weekend round-up
Hodgkinson and Reekie take second and third in the Brussels Diamond League before Reekie returns to win at the WA Gold meet in Poland

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(CTV) Athletics: Manitoba Marathon returns to in-person race after two-year hiatus

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce upbeat ahead of DL Final

(USATF) Athletics: Kemp, True shine at the USATF 20 KM Championships presented by Toyota
(New Haven Register) New Haven 20K race ends with dramatic finish for top three runners, less than a second apart

Athletics: Strong Ethiopians and the two Swiss record holders in Vienna City Marathon
Ethiopians Betesfa Getahun and Gelete Burka will be the fastest athletes on the start list for the Vienna City Marathon next Sunday

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics:Episode 334: Katie Nageotte – 2021 Olympic Pole Vault Champion
Katie Nageotte is back on the podcast today! Katie is the brand new Olympic champion in the pole vault from this summer! She has a personal best of 4.95 meters which is 16 feet 2 inches. She was 5th at the Olympic Trials in 2016 so she had a huge year this year to not only make the Olympic team but to also win the gold medal!

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Is it OK to go running without a shirt?

(Daily Nation*) Athletics: Emmanuel Wanyonyi: Under-20 champ follows in footsteps of Rudisha
* It has been a long journey for the soft-spoken Wanyonyi, whose success he attributes to a number of people who saw his ability while still in school
* At one time, he dropped out of Kapretwa Primary School while in Class Three and went to Kitale town in Trans Nzoia to work
* Before the race, world record holder in the 800m David Rudisha, who was also the game’s ambassador, gave them tips, advising that the two-lap race needs great calculation

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Diamond League champions set to be crowned at 2021 Final in Zurich
The top tier of the global athletics tour comes to a conclusion in the Swiss city on 8-9 September, with champions crowned in 32 events and eyes on Thompson-Herah and Duplantis

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Women’s 100m, 4x100m world records could go soon

(Jamaica Loop) Athletics: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce breaks Polish all-comers' record in Silesia
Hansle Parchment continues winning ways

Faxon Law New Haven Road Race - New Haven, CT

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(USADA) Drugs in Sport: U.S. Track & Field Athlete Eliud Ngetich Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce wins women's 100m at Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in meeting record 10.81 with De Grasse cruising home in the men's 200m
(CBC) Andre De Grasse, Jerome Blake 1-2 for Canada in 200m at Continental Tour Gold meet
Win in Poland was reigning Olympic sprint champ's 4th in 6 races at distance in 2021

(CBC) Athletics: Watch World Athletics Continental Tour track and field from Chorzów, Poland
Live coverage begins on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: Everything you need to know about hitting 'the wall'
A huge new study of marathon splits and finish times provides us with some interesting insights on hitting 'the wall'

(Business Insider) Athletics: Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge explains how he was able to run a sub-2-hour marathon
* Eliud Kipchoge is the only person who has ever run a marathon in under 2 hours
* A documentary shows how Kipchoge relied on pacers, a flat course, and Nike shoes for that event.
* Kipchoge told Insider that he doesn't think he'll be the last person to run a marathon that fast

(Virginian-Pilot) Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon has provided lots of memories over the years. This weekend, runners say goodbye

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Brussels DL — Readying For Next Week’s Finale
The long Olympic season is winding down, but Michael Cherry is still in the form of his life, PRing at 44.03

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(Sweat Science @ Outside Online) Health and Fitness: Why Fitter People Drink More Alcohol
Regular exercisers drink more, a new study confirms, but are less likely to be problem drinkers

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Measuring the Height
As Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Mondo Duplantis soared over 5.75m with room to spare during today’s Diamond League meet in Brussels, American TV announcer Paul Swangard said, “you often wish they would just measure the height he could have cleared.”

(Diamond League) Athletics: Six Things To Know About The Wanda Diamond League Final

(CBC) Athletics: Fred Kerley leads American sweep of Diamond League men's 100m podium
Namibia's Mboma tops women's 200m podium, Sha'Carri Richardson places 4th

(The Guardian) Athletics: Asher-Smith delighted with season’s best in Diamond League as Mboma wins
Asher-Smith third in 200m with a time of 22.04 in Brussels - ‘It felt so good to be here and to be able to run this fast’

(Yahoo) Athletics: Olympic gold medal marathoner Eliud Kipchoge describes the training, diet, and mindset that led to his win

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala promises sub 10 at Kip Keino Classic after DL debut
* Describing his debut at the Diamond League in Brussels on Friday evening as a dream come true, Omanyala it's every athletes dream to take part at high level championships
* Omanyala clocked 10.02 seconds, losing the race to Americans, who swept the first three places in sub 10 seconds with Tokyo Olympics 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley calling the shots in 9.94
* Omanyala's next race is at Zagreb's World Athletics Continental Gold Tour on September 14 in Croatia before the Kip Keino Classic on September 18 in Nairobi

(Jamaica Loop) Athletics: olt comes to defence of Sha’Carri amidst mounting criticism

(WSJ) Athletics: The Long Haul of Distance Running
How the marathon became the world’s top endurance race

(Essentially Sports) Athletics: USA Olympic Legend Justin Gatlin to Run Final Race at Italian Track Meet This Year
(AW) Athletics: Christine Mboma wins 200m in Brussels with Dina Asher-Smith third
British sprinter runs third fastest ever time behind Namibian sensation, as Keely Hodgkinson and Jemma Reekie second and third in 800m at Allianz Memorial Van Damme meeting
(BBC) Brussels Diamond League: Christine Mboma beats Dina Asher-Smith in 200m
Christine Mboma produced a powerful late surge to edge out Shericka Jackson in a star-studded women's 200m race at the Brussels Diamond League

(Twoggle) Drugs in Sport: Houlihan, Burrito-Gate and the Problems of Sports Drug Testing

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(newsInEnglish NO) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen cashing in
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, one of Norway’s young track and field stars, is already reaping the rewards of his success this summer, not least his gold medal at the delayed Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Bonuses, extended sponsor agreements and lucrative fees for taking part in sporting events all mean the 20-year-old can cash in at an early age

(3Wire Sports) Drugs in Sport: Time for Shelby Houlihan to come clean

Athletics: ISTAF In Berlin’s Olympic Stadium On 12 September
Olympic Stars prepare to shine at Centenary ISTAF meeting in Berlin with Tokyo contests renewed in high jump, long jump and discus

(In the Garage With Track Guy) Athletics: Shelby Houlihan - The Highs and the Lows

(Yahoo) Athletics: Hassan headlines classy Brussels Diamond League

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Namibia: Golden Girls in Diamond League Showdown

(Essentially Sports) Athletics: “I See Him as a Big Brother” – Fred Kerley Names Usain Bolt as an Inspiration

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels

(CBC) Athletics: Marco Arop keeps runners guessing with 800-metre dominance since Olympic letdown
Canadian skipping Brussels meet Friday to prepare for Sept. 9 Diamond League Final

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: Report Details Why Panel Ruled Against Shelby Houlihan in Doping Case
Three judges for the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the tainted burrito defense

Diamond League Brussels - Belgium
CBC Webcast 2 PM EDT

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(The Independent) Triathlon: Georgia Taylor-Brown: Who is A Question of Sport guest and double Tokyo Olympics triathlon medallist?
The world champion was a key part of Team GB’s triathlon success in Tokyo

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Cas says ‘close to zero’ probability burrito led to Shelby Houlihan’s failed drugs test
US athlete banned for four years in June after positive test - Houlihan said she ingested nandrolone from contaminated food

(Indy100) Athletics: Olympic medallist got her sport mansplained to her by a man who was using her training methods

(Women's Running) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Integrity Unit Releases Full Court Decision on Shelby Houlihan’s Anti-Doping Ban
The full decision on Shelby Houlihan's appeal of her anti-doping ban says it was unlikely that the source of nandrolone was pork

(The Telegraph) Ayjletics: Markus Rehm: The 'Blade Jumper' who is beating Olympians but not allowed to compete with them
Plus: Stef Reid asks whether athletics needs to reassess its relationship with new technologies

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tokyo Olympic champions to grace Kip Keino Classic
* The meeting director, Barnaba Korir disclosed Thursday that the second edition of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour is fast attracting a stellar cast especially from the just concluded Tokyo Olympic Games
* Nowicki hauled personal best 82.52m to win the Olympic gold in hammer throw while Chemutai stunned many when she ran National Record time of 9:01.45 to win women’s 3,000m steeplechase
* Korir said that Kenya will leave nothing to chance to present a spectacular event at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

(The Guardian) Paralympics: Malaysian shot putter stripped of Paralympic gold after arriving three minutes late
Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli loses title after late arrival - Maksym Koval wins gold instead, is abused on social media

(WA) Athletics: Hussong and Bracy make their mark in Rovereto

(Sporting News) Drugs in Sport: Sha'Carri Richardson explains failed drug test on 'Today' show: 'Don't judge me, because I am human'

(WA) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah, from 'Champs' to champions

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(The Independent) Triathlon: Georgia Taylor-Brown: Who is A Question of Sport guest and double Tokyo Olympics triathlon medallist?
The world champion was a key part of Team GB’s triathlon success in Tokyo

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Cas says ‘close to zero’ probability burrito led to Shelby Houlihan’s failed drugs test
US athlete banned for four years in June after positive test - Houlihan said she ingested nandrolone from contaminated food

(Indy100) Athletics: Olympic medallist got her sport mansplained to her by a man who was using her training methods

(Women's Running) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Integrity Unit Releases Full Court Decision on Shelby Houlihan’s Anti-Doping Ban
The full decision on Shelby Houlihan's appeal of her anti-doping ban says it was unlikely that the source of nandrolone was pork

(The Telegraph) Ayjletics: Markus Rehm: The 'Blade Jumper' who is beating Olympians but not allowed to compete with them
Plus: Stef Reid asks whether athletics needs to reassess its relationship with new technologies

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tokyo Olympic champions to grace Kip Keino Classic
* The meeting director, Barnaba Korir disclosed Thursday that the second edition of the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour is fast attracting a stellar cast especially from the just concluded Tokyo Olympic Games
* Nowicki hauled personal best 82.52m to win the Olympic gold in hammer throw while Chemutai stunned many when she ran National Record time of 9:01.45 to win women’s 3,000m steeplechase
* Korir said that Kenya will leave nothing to chance to present a spectacular event at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

(The Guardian) Paralympics: Malaysian shot putter stripped of Paralympic gold after arriving three minutes late
Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli loses title after late arrival - Maksym Koval wins gold instead, is abused on social media

(WA) Athletics: Hussong and Bracy make their mark in Rovereto

(Sporting News) Drugs in Sport: Sha'Carri Richardson explains failed drug test on 'Today' show: 'Don't judge me, because I am human'

(WA) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah, from 'Champs' to champions
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