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(BBC) Athletics: Watch the London Marathon - April 27th
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2019 Carlsbad 5000: Women's Elite Race

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

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why You Should Run Brave Like Gabe Grunewald
The pro runner is hosting a 5K next month that benefits rare cancer research

(IAAF) Athletics: Kenya and South Africa shine at African U18/U20 Championships in Abidjan

(Times of San Diego) Athletics: Olympic Icon Carl Lewis: Track & Field Rulers ‘Proving the Definition of Insanity’

(NY Times) Athletics: For Kenyan Runners, Winning Can Be a Road to Ruin
Success in a major long-distance race can lift a Kenyan runner out of poverty overnight. It can also bring plenty of pitfalls, as fame and wealth often do

(CTolleRun) Athletics: UCAN in Boston Presents: The Women Behind the Mic
In a special live recording, Carrie sits down with three of the biggest names in podcasting: Lindsey Hein (I’ll Have Another), Ali Feller (Ali on the Run), and Tina Muir (Running for Real). Join them for a special discussion about motherhood, running, and life in general

(The Guardian) Endurance Sports: The secrets of sports recovery
There are fortunes to be made in soothing post-exercise aches and pains – so which remedies work best?

(CitizenTV) Athletics: Kisorio, Aiyabei win Eldoret City Marathon titles
* Mathew Kisorio from Nandi County and Valary Aiyabei from Elgeyo Marakwet are the winners of the second edition of the Eldoret City Marathon held Sunday in Uasin Gishu County
* In a challenging course and running in a high altitude as well, the athletes were subject to a sunny morning in the streets of the 'City of Champions'

(Shine) Athletics: Ethiopian runners triumph in half marathon races

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Sports bras for men and chocolate milk at the end: 26 marathon tips for every kind of runner

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road round-up: Nengampi wins in Yangzhou, course records broken in Dongying, Kiprop takes top honours in Nagano







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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya wins Africa Athletics Under-20 crown

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Young Kemboi obliterates the field in Naivasha race

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Records fall at Eldoret Marathon

(Xinhuanet) Athletics: Boston Marathon champion Cherono eyes World Championships in Doha

(New Orleans Advocate) Athletics: Kenya's Jairus Birech breaks away down the stretch to take Crescent City Classic title

(IAAF) Athletics: Norman blazes 43.45 400m at Mt SAC Relays, Crouser blasts 22.74m shot put at Long Beach

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Asbel Kiprop: Former Olympic 1,500m champion banned for four years for doping
The 2008 Olympic 1,500m champion failed an out-of-competition test in his home country in November 2017. His backup 'B' sample also tested positive for EPO

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Yego back to defend Eldoret Marathon title


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(Endurance Capital Podcast) Athletics: Episode 10 - Dylan Wykes
In episode 10, Kelsey chats with Canadian Olympian and co-founder/coach of Mile2Marathon, Dylan Wykes

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Collegiate Runner Anna Shields Finds Success The Second Time Around

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Harsh conditions await athletes on Eldoret streets

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Professionalizing The Game
Ever wonder why average runners have to qualify for the Boston Marathon, but the elite runners don’t?

(Runner's World) Athletics: Everything You Need to Know About the London Marathon
One of the biggest races in the world provides great sights and fast times

(Sport24) Athletics: Male participant dies at Two Oceans Marathon

(Sowetan Live) Women in SPort: UN-backed Semenya optimistic of CAS success in battle with IAAF

(IAAF) Athletics: Weekend road round-up: Kimutai and Godfay break course records at Yellow River Estuary International Marathon

(VMLM) Athletics: Vivian Cheruiyot returns to her former school

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Asbel Kiprop: Former Olympic champion given four-year doping ban
(Daily Nation) Shock as Asbel Kiprop is handed four-year ban

(National POst) Athletics: Former youth track stars allege sexual abuse by high-profile coach
Postmedia investigation reveals stories of four men who all allege sexual improprieties while running under Ken Porter in the 1970s. He denies all wrongdoing

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Former WADA director general Howman claims rethink of anti-doping is needed and says system is stuck in the past
Anti-doping is stuck in the past and a rethink of the system is drastically needed, former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director general David Howman has claimed

(The Star) Athletics: Kangogo ready to claim Eldoret City Marathon title
* Running with his wife, Esther Ndiema, Kangogo won the 2014 Kass Marathon
* A new women's champion is expected after last year's winner, Sharop opted to run at the Boston Marathon on Sunday


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(Oregon Live) Women in Sport: Francine Niyonsaba of OTC Elite opens up, and good for her

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Kiwi pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart requires surgery following freak injury

(ESPN W) Athletics: Flo Filion Meiler, an 84-year-old record-breaking pole vaulter, is just getting started

(Baylor Bears) Athletics: More Than A Quarter-Miler Coach
Clyde Hart Takes Pride in Building Women’s Program, Success Across the Board

(Outside Online) Athletics: Scott Fauble Wants to Tell You His Strava Secrets
Why the top American in Monday’s Boston Marathon is all about training transparency

(Gulf Today) Athletics: China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandal

(The Star) Athletics: Former national athletics coach Kosgei concerned over state of the sport in Kenya
* Kosgei says it’s not too late to correct the ‘mess brought about by foreign agents’
* Kosgei observed that Kenya has a high potential of sprint runners, but, unfortunately, no one is interested in exploiting the existing talents

(VMLM) Athletics: Stars of the future set to take on Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon

(Fast Running) Athletics: Andy Vernon withdraws from marathon debut in London
The British international will miss the London Marathon as will Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - April 2019  
The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life
By Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
"Should we throw everything to the wind and follow our passions? Or should we strive for balance and let our passions cool? This book offers the surprising, nuanced, and research-backed answer." - Daniel H. Pink, Bestselling author of When and Drive.
"I feel like this book was written for me. I had to resist underlining every sentence."- Shalane Flanagan. New York City Marathon Champion, Four-Time Olympian, and New York Times bestselling author.
The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here's how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights--while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall.
Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. But it's not that simple. Rarely is passion something that you just stumble upon, and the same drive that fuels breakthroughs--whether they're athletic, scientific, entrepreneurial, or artistic--can be every bit as destructive as it is productive. Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. If you're not careful, passion can become an awful curse, leading to endless seeking, suffering, and burnout.
Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness once again team up, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, sustainably harness its power, and avoid its dangers. They ultimately argue that passion and balance--that other virtue touted by our culture--are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance. And that's not always a bad thing. They show readers how to develop the right kind of passion, the kind that lets you achieve great things without ruining your life. Swift, compact, and powerful, this thought-provoking book combines captivating stories of extraordinarily passionate individuals with the latest science on the biological and psychological factors that give rise to--and every bit as important, sustain--passion.

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