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(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: No room for cheats in Jim Ratcliffe’s growing sports empire
Jim Ratcliffe will pull the plug on Team Ineos or Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour marathon record attempt with immediate effect if either is caught up in cheating

(Daily Nation) Athletics: New mum Mercy Cherono set for Mumias return

(IAAF) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson and Schäfer resume duel while Warner seeks fifth title in Götzis

(BBC) Athletics: From Europe's fastest teenager to sitting A-levels in a week
BBC Sport Wales met Jeremiah Azu after he ran one of the world's best 100m times for a teenager in the middle of his school exams
Azu, 18, ran 10.27 seconds in Loughborough on Sunday - the eighth-fastest time by any teenager in the world in 2019 to date. He returned to college this week to finish his A-levels.
The Cardiff sprinter only started taking athletics seriously in 2017, but is now aiming to become the world's fastest man







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(HarryJerome) Athletics: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu: a promising comeback in progress includes Jerome Classic on June 20

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Roberta Groner - Aim for the Moon
Carrie chats with Roberta Groner, a mother of three who ran a 2:29 marathon at the age of 41! They talk about Roberta’s amazing story, how she’s able to balance her career as a nurse with her passion for running, and her goal of going after the Master’s American record in the marathon

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Sprint sensation Edward Osei-Nketia expected to put athletics before rugby

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Bring back the 4x800m relay

(National POst) Drugs in Sport: Asian Games gold medallist tests positive for doping with EPO

(CBC) Athletics: Calgary marathon set for Sunday on 'flat and fast' new route
'This route uses significantly less police than our old route'

(EA) Athletics: Muir confirmed for the 800m at the Meeting de Montreuil

(USATF) Athletics: Bednarek’s historic double wins him USATF Athlete of the Week

(NY Times) Athletics: Allyson Felix: My Own Nike Pregnancy Story
I’ve been one of Nike’s most widely marketed athletes. If I can’t secure maternity protections, who can?

(Fast Running) Athetics: Dale Greig: Remembering a pioneer of the women’s marathon
Dale Greig may not be a well known name in women’s marathoning, but she certainly should be. The Scottish hall of fame runner passed away last week

(Outside Online) Athletics:Wisdom from the World's Best Marathoner
Eliud Kipchoge shares (some of) the secrets to his success


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(The Indian Express) Women in Sport: Another Olympic medalist criticises IAAF’s testosterone regulations, refuses to take hormone-reducing medication
Female athletes who have one of a specific set of conditions that cause testosterone levels higher than the typical female range now have to lower those levels to be eligible to compete at international events

(The Guardian) Athletics: BeIN Sports chief in World Athletics Championships corruption inquiry
French authorities suspect he paid bribes for Doha bid - Yousef Al-Obaidly denies wrongdoing in statement

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Federation of India anger over failure to report earlier failure as Asian 800m champion tests positive
India’s Gomathi Marimuthu, surprise winner of the women’s 800 metres gold at last month’s Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, stands to lose her title after her sample taken there tested positive for a banned substance

Athletics: 2019 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Race Preview
This Sunday morning the 2019 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon will be held and once again organizers have put together a splendid field befitting an IAAF Gold Label race

(Running USA) Athletics: Kenyans Finish First at 42nd Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon
Westlake’s Sarah Horbol finishes second in bid to repeat; Lakewood native Ken Sullivan wins men’s half-marathon for third straight year

(Running USA) Athletics: Popular Brooklyn Half Remains Largest Half Marathon in United States With 26,803 Finishers
Louis Serafini breaks course record to win men’s race as Feyne Gudeto Gemeda takes the tape on the women’s side

(Runner's World) Athletics: Pro Marathoner Gwen Jorgensen Undergoes Heel Surgery
In a YouTube video, the Bowerman Track Club runner shared details of her decision to have the operation

(BBC) Athletics: Former head of Kenya's track and field team banned for 10 years
(Daily Nation) Kenya's Rio Olympics Team Manager gets 10 years ban

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse clocks 10.09 seconds at IAAF World Challenge in China
Posts his fastest time since June 2017; fellow Canadian Gen Lalonde sets PB in 1,500m

(Kenyans) Women in Sport: Margaret Nyairera Wambui Punished for Defying IAAF Ruling
800M Olympic bronze winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui has been barred from participating in the Stockholm Diamond League Meeting for failing to take medication to lower her strength


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - May 2019  
Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games
By Lopez Lomong (Author), Mark Tabb (Author)
Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more.
Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong's incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable, even from circumstances that might appear hopeless.
"Lopez Lomong's story is one of true inspiration. His life is a story of courage, hard work, never giving up, and having hope where there is hopelessness all around. Lopez is a true role model." ?MICHAEL JOHNSON, Olympic Gold Medalist
"This true story of a Sudanese child refugee who became an Olympic star is powerful proof that God gives hope to the hopeless and shines a light in the darkest places. Don't be surprised if after reading this incredible tale, you find yourself mysteriously drawn to run alongside him." - RICHARD STEARNS, president, World Vision US and author of THe Hole in Our Gospel

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