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  December 10, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?
Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup

(Japan Times) Olympics: Sapporo budgets ¥700 million in road repairs for Olympic events







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Athletics: Boca Native, Georgia Woman Capture Fitteam Palm Beaches Marathon Titles

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Russia accused of 'biggest sports scandal world has seen' after four-year doping ban
Russia have been banned from all major sporting events - including the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup - over the shocking scandal

(BBC) Athletics: Efrem Gidey: From Calais refugee camp to European Cross Country medal
Efrem Gidey won a European Cross Country Championship medal for Ireland on Sunday less than three years after living in a refugee camp in Calais

(The Standard) Athletics: Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang survives road crash >BR>
(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Claims of ‘lynching’ and ‘hysteria’ after Wada bans Russia for four years
Russian PM: ‘Wada decision is anti-Russian hysteria’ - Mariya Lasitskene: ‘I didn’t doubt it could end like this’
(The Telegraph) Wada's own vice-president says drugs ban not harsh enough - but Russians claim they've been treated unfairly

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Rodchenkov casts doubt on innocence of all Russian athletes after data manipulation
Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has questioned how any Russian athletes can prove they are "clean" after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigation found crucial data from the Moscow Laboratory had been deleted and manipulated

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic hopeful Charles Philibert-Thiboutot breaks Quebec indoor 5,000-metre record
Clocks 13:30.79 personal-best in Boston after missing months with right foot injury

Athletics: Elite Winners Elisha Barno and Jane Kibii Heat Up Cloudy CIM
Rainy Start Fails to Deter Olympic Trials Qualifiers Among Nearly 10,000 Registered to Run the Full Marathon

(FloTrack) Athletics: BYU's Diljeet Taylor's Unconvential Path To Coaching Stardom

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here Are the Most Iconic American Races to Add to Your Calendar
Legendary for their course, their history, or simply their name, these races should be on any runner’s bucket list

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Russia Banned From Global Sports for 4 Years Over Doping
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s unanimous decision, if upheld, would exclude Russia from the 2020 Olympics, and the Winter Games and World Cup in 2022

(Hawaii News) Athletics: 2 Kenya natives take first in men’s, women races at Honolulu Marathon

Athletics: Approximately 18,000 Runners Converge In The Streets Of The Alamo City For The 2019 Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half-Marathon

Kenyan and Tulane University cross country star Emmanuel Rotich wins half marathon in 1:04:30; Molly Seidel of Boston, Mass. wins women’s half marathon in 1:10:27 earning a spot in the upcoming U.S. Olympic Qualifying Trials

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Race to Build the World’s Fastest Running Shoe
And the new midsole foam that’s breaking world records—while transforming how we run

(EA) Athletics: Can wins an unprecedented fourth successive senior women’s title
Ingebrigtsen and Battocletti repeat on the hills in Lisbon


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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why African Diamond League is long overdue

(RRW) Athletics:Record Run for Ekiru At Honolulu Marathon
Kenya's Titus Ekiru ran the fastest-ever marathon in the state of Hawaii here this morning, handily breaking the course record, and pocketing $50,000 in prize money and time bonuses at the 47th Honolulu Marathon

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Russia to avoid blanket ban on world sport, including Euro 2020, with doubts raised over credibility of Wada's sanctions

(BA) Athletics: Fantastic Five Gold Medals For The British Team At The European Cross Country Championship

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Wada president ‘extremely disappointed’ by allegations of Russian data manipulation
World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee will decide whether to impose fresh sanctions

(Tianna Bee) Athletics: That’s What She Said
"I had surgery two days ago. Because my own damn uterus was trying to kill me"

(WA) Athletics: Jepchirchir wins Saitama Marathon in near record time

(Runner's World) Athletics: Katelyn Tuohy Wins Third Consecutive National Title
She held off a strong challenge to take the NXN crown by less than a second

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Titus Ekiru: How star from Turkana ran away, literally, from poverty

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Russia doping: Athletes wait in fear of fresh world ban
Russia has become the master of denial in recent years. From military incursions to hacking to assassinations, the Kremlin has sworn blind it's not involved

(LA Times) Olympics: It’s never too early for NBC to prepare for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Aarhus to Valencia: 2019 thrills Cheptegei, relishes Farah challenge

California International Marathon - Sacramento, CA

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  December 7, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(RRW) Athletics: Three-Peat For Cheserek at Kalakaua Merrie Mile
Blasting away at the gun and leaving nothing to chance, Kenya's Edward Cheserek won his third consecutive Kalakaua Merrie Mile on a picture-perfect morning in Waikiki

(Reuters) Drugs in Sport; Timeline of the Russia doping case

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive interview: Alberto Salazar witnesses had 'death threats not to testify', reveals anti-doping chief Travis Tygart


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - December 2019  

The Five and Ten Men: Ten Men Who Redefined Distance Running The Five and Ten Men: Ten Men Who Redefined Distance Running
By Richard Amery (Author)
The modern era of distance running began in the early years of the last century. The classic distances for competition have been the five and ten thousand metres. Over this period, the records for both distances have been broken many times by a variety of athletes from many different countries.
The records of today are far removed from those set from earlier eras. The world records of today would have been largely unimaginable only a few decades ago. Over the period covered in this book, the five thousand metre record has been reduced by some two minutes, while the ten thousand metre record has come down by almost five minutes.
Despite the obvious similarities between the two events, only ten men have succeeded in breaking the world record in both distances, making for a very select group. The group comprises runners from Finland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Russia, Australia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
This book looks at the careers of those ten men, the eras in which they competed, the types of training they undertook, and their lives outside of their sporting careers. As such, it is of interest for the social and political times in which they lived in addition to their purely sporting achievements.

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