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  August 22, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Christian Coleman could be banned for World Championships and Tokyo 2020 over doping 'whereabouts failures'

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkirui returns to claim national 5,000m title

(SportsMax) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce dreaming of sub-22 second run

(CBC) Athletics: 'I never talked about it and I am now:' Perdita Felicien on growing up in poverty
The 38-year-old Canadian track star opens up about growing up

(IAAF) Athletics: Stars converge on Paris to secure tickets to Zurich and Brussels - IAAF Diamond League

(Reuters UK) Drugs in Sport: Russia's world high jump champion calls out suspended federation

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Organisers unveil starting point for Kipchoge’s marathon record attempt

(CBC) Athletics: Pole vaulter Alysha Newman searching for elusive Diamond League victory
'I feel this is my year to win one,' Canadian says after narrow loss to reigning Olympic champ Stefanidi

(BBC) Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Olympics: US athletes warned they will face 'consequences' over protests

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jebet, Obiri to lead World Championships team

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: World's fastest man Christian Coleman 'has missed THREE drugs tests' to leave Usain Bolt's successor fighting for his reputation
* Christian Coleman is disputing one of three whereabouts failures in 12 months
* He could face ban that rules him out of the Olympics and World Championships
* Coleman has emerged as the successor to Usain Bolt and is the 100m favourite

(Outside Online) Athletics: Are Carbon-Plated Running Shoes Worth the Hype?
We tested three new kicks that incorporate the controversial feature

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Zara Hyde Peters named new chief executive of UK Athletics after lengthy search for Niels de Vos' successor
* The former distance runner saw off competition after interviews last week
* Acting chief Nigel Holl and ex-Olympic hurdler Nigel Walker were candidates
* Hyde Peters has experience in athletics politics in her role with British Triathlon








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(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Boston champion Cherono to compete at Chicago marathon against Mo Farah

(USATF) Athletics: Korir’s Falmouth win earns him USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(Daily Nation) Athletics: USA, Norway, Australia to pace Kipchoge's sub two-hour run

(Marie Claire) Athletics: What Happens When You're an Elite Athlete—and You Get Pregnant?
Three track-and-field stars sparked a movement by going public about the lack of maternity leave in sports. As Nike announces big changes to their contracts and the push for paid leave gains traction nationwide, the women tell us how they’ll keep fighting

(ESPN) Drugs in Sport: MLB warns sexual enhancers may include PEDs

(Mirror) Athletics: Russian athlete Margarita Plavunova dies suddenly in training
Margarita Plavunova, a champion hurdler who also worked as a model, died suddenly during a training session in Russia, aged just 25

(IAAF) Athletics: Last remaining places in the finals up for grabs in Paris - IAAF Diamond League

(Sport24) Athletics: Obiri to compete in both 5k and 10k in Doha

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘The Legend of Alan Webb’- Training of Famous Runners
An in-depth look at how the American mile record holder trained

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Exercise May Boost Mood for Women With Depression. Having a Coach May Help
How the "runner’s high" might be used as a tool to treat depression

(RT) Women in Sport: ‘Semenya is a biological man’: Spanish athletics official backs IAAF testosterone restriction rule

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Youngsters Kipruto, Kwemoi punch World Championship tickets
Obiri, Kamworor lead chase for World Championships ticket

(The Telegraph) Olympics: Exclusive: Electronic pill that protects against heat exhaustion to be trialled in Doha

(NBC) Athletics: Mo Farah focused on Chicago Marathon defense, not ruling out 10,000m double

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why It’s So Hard to Run a Sub-4 Mile at Altitude
While Colorado cultivates some of the best runners in the world, no one has ever recorded a sub-4 minute mile in the state—here’s why


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(MAF) Health and Fitness: Overtraining is a dirty word
Some wear it as a badge of honor but it’s a public health concern everyone should beware

(EA) Athletics: Klosterhalfen: "My aim is to go under 14:20 for 5000m"

(NYRR) Athletics: Olympic Medalist Jenny Simpson Returns to New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in Search of Record-Extending Eighth Event Title on Sunday, September 8
Nick Willis to chase record-breaking fifth men’s title at world’s most iconic road mile, which will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET
New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi to participate in Back to School Mile with NYC Department of Education teachers and staff to mark NYRR’s 20th anniversary of free youth running programs

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor to warm up for New York in National Championships

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Williams decision the right one for all concerned

(Punch) Athletics: Representing Nigeria costs me a lot - Okagbare

(Fast Running) Athletics: Loving those Kenyan hills
Fast Running writer Bláithín Shiel is currently out in Kenya, training in the home of champions Iten. In her first dispatch back home, the middle distance runner reflects on her love-hate relationship with hills

(Sport24) Women in Sport: Semenya pokes fun at 800m ban, 'loads up with pap'


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ADVANCED MARATHONING 3rd EDITION:
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If you’ve set your sights on shaving minutes off your time, it’s time to ramp up your training with Advanced Marathoning, Third Edition.
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Complement your running workouts with strength, core, and flexibility exercises to help keep injury at bay. Learn how current technologies such as GPS and online logs can help you analyze your training and performance and set goals for future races. Draw inspiration and insights from elite marathoners such as Galen Rupp, Eliud Kipchoge, and Molly Huddle. Implement cutting-edge nutrition and hydration strategies and recovery techniques to feel and run your best.
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