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  November 24, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Star) Athletics: Cheruiyot misses out on World Athletics gong
* Uganda's World record holder in the 5000 and 10,000m Joshua Cheptegei is the favourite for the gong
* World Athletics has released the final five nominees for the award with the winner expected to be announced virtually on December 5

(The Star) Athletics: Koech transitions into marathon after decorated career in steeplechase
* Athens Olympics 3000m steeplechase bronze medalist Paul Kipsiele Koech will compete at several marathon races next year
* Koech was using this weekend's AK Mountain Running Championship to build up his fitness levels
* Fellow steeplechase specialist Leonard Bett also thinking of transitioning into mountain running

(AW) Athletics: Steven Gardiner’s journey to world gold
The Bahamian sprinter tells Stuart Weir about his 400m victory in Doha and his route to the top

(NBC) Athletics: NBC Sports to air World Athletics championships meets through 2029

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Brianna McNeal Ready To Defend Her Olympic Title

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: Gerber Graduated To Elite Company
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships







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Athletics: All Running Together Separately - Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon 2021
Israel's Largest Sports Event - The Digital Edition

(People) Athletics: Woman Accused Former Coach of Sexually Abusing Her as a Teen – and She Was Found Dead Soon After
A new Oxygen special, The Case Died with Her, explores the tragic story of Emilie Morris, who died before she could testify against her alleged abuser

(Fast Women) Athletics: A conversation with Sally Kipyego

(WA) Athletics: Finalists announced for Male World Athlete of the Year 2020
(BBC) Joshua Cheptegei: Ugandan on final list for World Athletics Awards

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Timothy Cheruiyot's Golden Chance to Redeem Kenya's Image

(The Star) Athletics; Kosgei to grace New Delhi Half Marathon
* A trio of Ethiopian runners has already been announced that will provide stiff competition for Kosgei and Yeshaneh as well as a host of other world-class athletes.
* Both the men's and women's races have first prize cheques of US$27,000 (Sh2.7m),

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Jenkins Set Low-Altitude Meet Best In 1999
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships


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(CBC) Athletics: Runner Luc Bruchet nearly hits Olympic standard at 10,000m race in B.C.
Vancouver resident, 3 others set personal-best times at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium

(EA) Athletics: Carro speeds to a 27:46 10km clocking in Alcobendas
In the first significant road race to take place in Spain since the end of February, Fernando Carro marked the resumption of the domestic road racing calendar by clocking the fastest ever road 10km by a Spaniard in Alcobendas on Sunday

(VeloNews) Cycling: Hugo Houle blasts Cycling Canada for ‘incompetence’ as road program struggles for finance
Houle feels that national body is failing to support road cycling as budget squeeze leads to focus elsewher

(Daily Nation) Running: Mountain star Kipng’eno aiming higher
* Francisca Kanda from Elgeyo Marakwet ruled the roost in the women’s 8km race, winning in 48:11.5 ahead of compatriots Beatrice Cheserek (48:41.0) and Judith Korir (49:20.6).
* "I couldn’t have done it alone without God and I thank him for that. I have run in a few marathons but this one was a new experience and a tougher one," said Kipng’eno

(Science) Women in Sport: How the Contraceptive Pill Could Help Female Athletes Stay Cool

(AW) Athletics: Kew Gardens to host British Olympic marathon trials
March 26 event to be held on fast, flat course in an area of London renowned for its running heritage and tradition

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Kenyans dominate maiden Kaduna Marathon race

(The Herald) Women in Sport: No winners as Caster Semenya’s battle to compete goes on
There are some news stories that seem never ending, and Caster Semenya’s is a case in point

(AW) Athletics: Brigid Kosgei and Ababel Yeshaneh added to Delhi Half Marathon field
World record-holders among those racing over 13.1 miles on November 29

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Sir Mo Farah hits out at questions on Alberto Salazar ban: ‘There is a clear agenda to this’
Farah worked alongside Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project from 2011-17

(Sporting Tribune) Athletics: Plateau athlete Dalyop wins 2020 Lagos Women Run title

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: Rice Cooked On The Course & Track
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships


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(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kibet, Serem light up Nyayo Stadium in U-20 trials
* Athletics Kenya Youth Committee will analyse the results and the issue of age before coming up with a team that will prepare for the World Under-20 Championships.
.* Youth Committee director Barnaba Korir said they expect to name a maximum of 80 athletes on Monday after the committee meeting at Riadha Hous

(Spikes) Athletics: Underdog by Tajay Gayle
"I looked down the runway, imagining what I was about do. My mind was blank, the way it should be."

(Globe and Mail) Health and Fitness: COVID-19 is like running a marathon with no finish line. What does sports science say about how we can win it?
In any feat of endurance, humans want to see the goal - and in the pandemic, we’re not there yet, despite the breakthroughs in vaccine research. Staying in the moment might be better for us than fantasizing about a future just beyond reach

(WA) Athletics: World record holders Kosgei and Yeshaneh set to clash at Delhi Half Marathon

(AW) Athletics: My greatest race - Katharine Merry
he former sprinter describes the Monday night, 20 years ago, when she landed Olympic bronze from a race written into Australian sporting legend

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Richard Freeman's bipolar disorder may have been behind his decision to order 30 sachets of testosterone gel, claims his former psychiatrist as medical tribunal into ex-Team Sky and British Cycling doctor continues
* Ex-Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman's tribunal continues
* Dr Freeman has admitted to ordering 30 sachets of testosterone gel in May 2011
* Freeman's ex-psychiatrist says his bipolar disorder may have led to the decision


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - November 2020  
The Comeback Quotient
A good comeback makes a great story. In The Comeback Quotient, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald shares the stories of top athletic comebacks, to give you inspiration and tools for your own comeback in sport or life.
By Matt Fitzgerald
A good comeback makes a great story. In The Comeback Quotient, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald shares the stories of top athletic comebacks, to give you inspiration and tools for your own comeback in sport or life.
Every sports fan loves a great comeback. Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it? In The Comeback Quotient, celebrated sportswriter Matt Fitzgerald supplies the answer to both questions. He identifies these mega-achievers of astounding athletic comebacks as “ultrarealists,” men and women who succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations. From ultrarunners like Rob Krar to triathletes like Mirinda Carfrae to rowers, skiers, cyclists, and runners all over the world, Fitzgerald highlights and speculates on just what makes these comebacks so compelling. As for whether anyone can stage his or her own great comeback, the answer is a resounding yes: Anyone can become an ultrarealist to some degree. In the tradition of his best-selling How Bad Do You Want It?, The Comeback Quotient combines gripping sports stories with mind-blowing science to deliver a book that will forever change how you perceive the challenges you face, giving you the inspiration and the tools to make the next great comeback you witness your own.
The Comeback Quotient: A Get-Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life

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