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Eliud Kipchoge wants to run a "beautiful race" at 2018 London Marathon

  April 20. 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Spikes) Athletics: The Underdog
As absurd as it seems, the man widely regarded as the best distance runner of all time is an outside bet to win this Sunday’s London Marathon. It’s a position Kenenisa Bekele has got used to - and one he plans to change

(IAAF) Athletics: Close contests expected at Madrid Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor tips Kipchoge to break WR in London

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Dave Bedford hoping Mo Farah’s London Marathon gamble pays off with a ‘blinding’ return

(IAAF) Athletics: Keitany and Kipchoge have high hopes for London Marathon

(EnduranceBusiness.com) Athletics: Abbott extends title sponsorship of Abbott World Marathon Majors through 2023

(BBC) Athletics: Why we love the London Marathon
BBC Get Inspired takes you through some of the most iconic moments from the London Marathon as the capital prepares to host the 38th edition of the race

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Why you are 12% more likely to run a marathon at a milestone age?

(Women's Health) Athletics: Deena Kastor - ‘The Tiny Tweak That Completely Changed My Running Career’
It has nothing to do with physical training

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: Lance Armstrong Settles Fraud Allegations Over U.S. Postal Sponsorship for $5 Million

(IAAF) Athletics: Kawauchi to face three past winners at Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon

(VMLM) Athletics: Radcliffe wins Spirit of London award but is sad she could lose record

(USATF) Athletics: Linden wins USATF Athlete of the Week

Athletics: Nancy Kiprop and Helen Tola could go for course record in Austria’s trend setting running event
Vienna City Marathon set for this Sunday

(RRW) Athletics: Q&A With Steph Bruce And Ben Rosario Ahead of Virgin Money London Marathon
There are three Americans among the 15 elite women entered in Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon: Stephanie Bruce (HOKA Northern Arizona Elite), Becky Wade (Asics) and Liz Costello (New Balance)

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Science Behind How Sportsmanship Helped Desiree Linden Win Boston
Here’s what the research and experts say about how helping others can help you achieve your goals

(ESPN UK) Athletics: Kipchoge to 'run a beautiful race' at London Marathon

(NY Times) Drugs in Sport: Inside the Deadlock Over Russia’s Track and Field Athletes

(CTV) Endurance Running: 'Your brain kind of shuts down': N.B. runner recalls 6-day race through the Sahara

(Adweek) Athletics: Adidas Created Personalized Videos for 30,000 Boston Marathon Runners in 24 Hours
Brand worked with agency Grow to pull off the feat

(NBC) Athletics: London Marathon preview; runners to watch

(Lindsay Hein) Athletics: Krista Duchene Bonus Interview
Krista Duchene placed third at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16th!

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: How to Catch a Blood-Doping Marathoner
A mathematical approach to flagging suspicious race times shows its worth

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2018 Women’s Mid-Outdoor Watch List
The Bowerman: 2018 Men’s Mid-Outdoor Watch List

Athletics: Newly-crowned Commonwealth Games sprint champions confirmed for adidas Boost Boston Games
Distance stars Muktar Edris, American record-holder Ajee' Wilson and Commonwealth sprinting crème are headed for Boston on May 19-20

(IAAF) Athletics: Dominant Field Set for Eugene women's 800m field

(Yahoo) Drugs in Sport: A timeline of Lance Armstrong's cycling career>








  April 19. 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Deadspin) Athletics: Q&A: Des Linden Explains How She Won The Boston Marathon

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Prize Dollars and Sense
Monday’s 122nd Boston Marathon was one for the ages

(MultiBriefs) Athletics: Treadmill vs. road: Which is better?

(VMLM) Athletics: Bekele targets marathon record to cement his place in history

(RRW) Athletics: By Remaing A Student, Kipchoge Has Mastered The Marathon
At 33, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge's marathon career is already the stuff of legends

Athletics: World record holder Dennis Kimetto ready for comeback at Vienna Marathon
Dennis Kimetto is ready for a comeback

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK series heads to Eldoret after Commonwealth Games flop

(BBC) Athletics: "It's our time to step up" - Hylton twins target athletics success
While Great Britain hit their medal target of six at last year's World Championships, the departure of some household names means there is a chance for new stars to come to the fore

(The Conversation) Athletics: Does running a marathon increase your risk of infections?

(Outside Online) Athletics: The 2018 Boston Marathon Was Perfect Chaos
Non-elites on the podium. Crazy clothes. Mid-course pandemonium. The race gave running a much needed shake-up, if only for a day

(The Independent) Athletics: London Marathon 2018: Advice for runners with record heat expected for Sunday's race
The forecast is for blue skies, sunshine and 23C, beating the previous high of 22.2C set in 2007. Here, we take you through some quick-fire tips to prepare for a hotter-than-expected race

(Toronto Star) Women in Sport; IAAF’s testosterone targets are ‘Caster profiling,’ critics say
Track federation trying to limit naturally-produced testosterone for female competitors in the 400, 800 and 1500 metres

(BBC) Athletics: Commonwealth Games - Callum Hawkins collapse will make him a 'better athlete'
Scotland's Callum Hawkins says collapsing close to the end of the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games will make him a "better athlete"

(Japan Times) Athletics: Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi plans to turn pro next year

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Richest marathon in Kenya

(Tech Radar) Athletics: London Marathon 2018 - How much more do runners care about tech in a year?

(The Independent) Running: A man ran 401 marathons in 401 days - this is what happened to his mind and body
Ben Smith inspired the world with his phenomenal feat

(KATU) Athletics: Portland Marathon director ordered to pay $865K after Oregon DOJ investigation

(Outside Online) Athletics: Q: How Much Am I Supposed to Sweat During a Workout?
Short answer: Don't worry about what's "right."

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe's world record in sixth London Marathon with help of male pace-makers
* Mary Keitany is focused on breaking Paula Radcliffe's marathon world record
* The Kenyan said she will be going out to 'follow in the footsteps of a legend'
* Male pace-makers will be used in elite women's race for the first time since 2003
* Keitany has her eye set on the Briton's 15-year 'mixed race' record of 2:15:25
(The Guardian) Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe’s London record with pacemaker aid
The Kenyan streaked clear to win the London Marathon last year and, with assistance from male pacemakers, has a realistic chance of toppling a record that has stood since 2003





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