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(WA) Athletics: Valencia Marathon reaps rewards from adopting World Athletics road race medical protocol

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: Eight Russian track and field athletes added to RUSADA’s Testing Pool
Commenting on her inclusion in RUSADA’s extended Testing Pool, Russia’s three-time world champion in high jump Maria Lasitskene told TASS that it was ‘a bad sign’

(USAToday) Olympics: NCAA to allow elite Olympic athletes to receive compensation for training and travel expenses

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O’Sullivan: Tracking the marathon Olympic journey of Aoife Cooke
Cooke is on a dream pursuit and doing her best to get a marathon place at Tokyo

Athletics: 2020 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run to Offer $10,000 World Record Bonuses in Men's and Women's Competitions
Organizers Anticipate Incentive Will Produce 20th World or American Record at Event

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt set to become father after announcing girlfriend Kasi Bennett is expecting
The eight-time Olympic sprint gold medalist revealed his first child with girlfriend of five years Kasi is on the way in a post on Instagram on Thursday morning

(The Telegraph) Athletics:Athletes are able to show the world who they are with appearance, and the results can be empowering

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiptanui seeks 'perfect' start to marathon career in Dubai

(AW) Athletics: Will the Nike Vaporfly be banned?
Shoe guru Paul Freary discusses the development of carbon fibre plated shoes and where the future of footwear is heading

(SCMP) Athletics: Hong Kong Marathon prize money competes with majors as organisers try to lure the world’s best runners
* The two champions on February 9 will each collect HK$507,000 for winning over a tough course, which involves a bridge and a cross harbour tunnel
* Home favourite Christy Yiu aims to finish in the top five to book her ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Chris Froome announces first race back after injury
The four-time Tour de France winner is making his return to the peloton next month

(The Star) Athletics: Discovery 10km road race returns to Eldoret after four years
* The race had moved to Nyahururu as part of the commemorations for the late Samuel Wanjiru, who was the first Kenyan to win an Olympic marathon title
* “Being an Olympic year, the race provides a great opportunity for distance runners, especially those angling for the 10,000m slots, to test their speed and endurance " Letting.

Athletics: Deksisa, Degefa Lead Elite Field For 2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Deksisa and Degefa boast the best Personal Bests in the men and women’s fields respectively and will be among the big favourites when the elite side of the IAAF Gold Label event race gets underway at 6am

(WA) Athletics: World indoor medallists Clemons and Eaton confirmed for Dusseldorf







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Athletics: National University Partners with the Carlsbad 5000 to Raise Awareness of the Value of Achieving Personal and Academic Goals
2020 Carlsbad 5000 presented by National University to celebrate 35th edition the weekend of March 21-22

(WADA) Drugs in Sport: WADA provisionally suspends approved status of Moscow Laboratory

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Moscow laboratory has approved status suspended by Wada as part of doping scandal punishments

(Reuters) Athletics: Nike Vaporfly runners eye peak form at Dubai Marathon

(Running USA) Athletics: 26th Annual 3M Half Marathon Enjoys Picture-Perfect Weather and Plenty of PRs
Thousands of participants, friends, and family celebrate at the finish line festival in downtown Austin

(RRW) Athletics: Eight Sub-2:21 Women To Run Boston Marathon
Organizers of the Boston Marathon --a World Athletics Platinum Label road race and part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors-- announced this morning that their fastest-ever women's elite field will toe the starting line for the 124th running of what is the world's oldest marathon scheduled for Monday, April 20

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Rachel Cliff proud of consistency after half marathon, marathon records fall
Tokyo Olympic hopeful shows well in Houston race ahead of altitude training camp

Athletics: Sir Mo Farah to line up against Kenenisa Bekele at The Vitality Big Half 2020
Two-time winner Farah taking on Ethiopian great in London
(The Telegraph) All eyes on London as Mo Farah takes on Kenenisa Bekele in mouth-watering half-marathon battle on March 1

(Forbes) Athletics: On Par With Doping: The First Person To Miss The Olympics For Wearing The Wrong Shoes

(TASS) Drugs in Sport: World Champion Lasitskene says likely to file lawsuit against Russian athletics body RusAF
She promised that in case a court refuses to accept my lawsuit against RusAF in the capacity of a public organization, she will start filing lawsuits against particular people


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(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Mo Farah ‘happy to have samples retested anytime’ as Briton reiterates innocence
The former Olympic champion has denied ever taking banned substances after previously working with Alberto Salazar

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Olivia Baker Aiming For Her First Sub-2:00
Last year’s No. 6-rated American in the 800, Olivia Baker twice won international age-group medals in the 400

Athletics: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix set to kick off 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour on Jan. 25
Matchups in the sprints and middle-distances highlight 25th-annual event

(RichRoll) Women in SPort: Lauren Fleshman Is Empowering Women Athletes

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

(ITU) Triathlon: 2020 ITU Osaka race will be an Asian Cup

(Gulf News) Athletics: World record holder Kosgei signs up for RAK Half Marathon
Runners gear up for the 14th edition of the event to be held on February 21

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Week: January 14-20

(Canadian Cycling) Drugs in Sport: Study finds "alarming" sudden increase in cycling doping
The number of cases among professional elites has nearly doubled


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - January 2020  
The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing
By Philip Maffetone, Mark Allen
Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier? Learn how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free.
Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this commonsense, big-picture approach.
In addition, Dr. Maffetone dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports—and which adversely impact performance—and explains the “truths” about endurance, such as:
  • The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance
  • Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries
  • The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance
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If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively.
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