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  July 11, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: The world record that wasnít: A too-rare moment of sports levity
Noah Lyles had started from the wrong line. Heíd run only 185 metres of a 200-metre race.

(Herald Live) Athletics: Paris Marathon delayed again, until November 15

(Runner's World) Endurance Sports: How Long-Term Endurance Exercise Impacts Your Genes
Running over a long period of time "teaches" your muscles to be more efficient, new research shows

(Runner's World) Multisport: The New York City Triathlon Is Now a Virtual Duathlon Due to Coronavirus
This is the second year in a row the event has been canceled

(RRW) Athletics: Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing $125K From Army Ten-Miler
A former civilian employee of the Army Ten-Miler road race in Washington, D.C., Darryl Gale, has pleaded guilty to stealing about $125,000 in vendor funds from the race, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced on June 25

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The 440-220 Double Is So Nice, McKenley Did It Twice
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships







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(Elle) Athletics:The University of Texas Changed My Life. Now I Want to Change Its Racist Traditions
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross confronts her alma mater's controversial fight song

(RRW) Athletics: Classic Ohio Road Race to Go Forward On Sunday With Precaution
The race, first held in 1977, has developed a detailed plan to reduce COVID infection risk and has received approval from the Lake County General Health District to go forward

(OC Register) Athletics: Can even Noah Lyles save track and field?
Weltklasse meet marred by mistake in marquee event

(Runner's World) Athletics: Noah Lylesís Stunning 200M at the Inspiration Games ... Was Actually 15 Meters Short
Lyles joined Allyson Felix, Andre De Grasse, and other athletes in this virtual, global meet

(NY Times) Running: With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races
Marathons and meets are canceled, so runners are using tech to stay connected and compete.

(NBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt, sleep-deprived dad and budding cyclist, would unretire if the man in charge called

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Canadian pole vaulter Newman to return to action at the Livestream Games
Alysha Newman has said she is relishing a return to action when she is one of 10 athletes to compete at the Livestream Games in the women's pole vault

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 259: Mary Cain
Mary Cain joins me on the podcast today! Mary was the youngest American athlete ever to represent the United States at a World Championships meet after competing in the 2013 World Championships at 17. While still a high school student she was recruited by the well known coach Alberto Salazar to run with the Nike Oregon Project. During her time there, she won the 1500m at the US Indoor Championships and won the 3000m at the World Junior Championships

(WA) Athletics: For Kenyan sprinter Odhiambo, lockdown is almost business as usual

(The Guardian) Athletics: Noah Lyles smashes Bolt's 200m record Ė then discovers he only ran 185m
Lylesí 18.90sec appeared to break Boltís 19.19 world record - Race organisers started 200m world champion from wrong line

(Irish Times) Athletics: Game Changers: The Irish brother who became the Godfather of Kenyan running
Colm OíConnellís goal is to nurture and inspire next generation of distance runners

(Diamond League) Athletics: Felix shines at Inspiration Games

(Japan Running Newsd) Athletics: Koech and Maeda Run Year's Best 10000 m Times in Fukagawa

(CBC) Athletics: Andre De Grasse victorious in return to track at 'remote' competition
Canadian sprinter wins 100-yard dash from Florida as part of Inspiration Games

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive: London Marathon may not take place again until October 2021
Organisers fear not only will the 2020 edition be cancelled, but that it may be impossible to stage the 2021 event in its usual April slot

(BBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles: 200m 'world record' ruled 15m short
American Noah Lyles briefly appeared to have set an astonishing new 200m world record of 18.90 seconds in the Inspiration Games, before it was revealed he ran only 185m
Felix beats Olympic champion Miller-Uibo at Inspiration Games
American legend Allyson Felix beats Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo and world bronze medallist Mujinga Kambundji over 150m at the Inspiration Games

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Davis Rolls To Collegiate Record In 1989
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships


  July 9, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Lindsey Hein) Health and Fitness: Ashley Keller, Glow Body PT
Ashley Keller is a personal trainer with Glow Body PT, providing challenging and gentle prenatal and post natal workouts for women

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Mechelle Lewis Freeman - No More Blinders
Carrie welcomes Mechelle Lewis Freeman back to the show! This time, they talk about motherhood, being wives, distance learning, and life in general. They share a spirited discussion around racial injustice, diversity in the running world, leading the next generation, and Mechelleís idea of street races at major marathons

(Runner's World) Athletics: How Is the Coronavirus Affecting College Running?
Programs eliminated, budgets slashed, fall seasons suspended. Itís a perilous time for cross country and track


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - July 2020  
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
By Deborah Riley Draper (Author), Blair Underwood (Author), Travis Thrasher (Author)
Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.
Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Germany or participating. If they go, they would represent a country that considered them second-class citizens and would compete amid a strong undercurrent of Aryan superiority that considered them inferior. Yet, if they stayed, would they ever have a chance to prove them wrong on a global stage? To be better than anyone ever expected?
Five athletes, full of discipline and heart, guide readers through this harrowing and inspiring journey. Thereís a young and sometimes feisty Tidye Pickett from Chicago, whose lithe speed makes her the first African American woman to compete in the Olympic Games; a quiet Louise Stokes from Malden, Massachusetts, who breaks records across the Northeast with humble beginnings training on railroad tracks. We find Mack Robinson in Pasadena, California, setting an example for his younger brother, Jackie Robinson; and the unlikely competitor Archie Williams, a lanky book-smart teen in Oakland takes home a gold medal. Then thereís Ralph Metcalfe, born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, who becomes the wise and fierce big brother of the group. Drawing on over five years of research, Draper and Thrasher bring to life a timely story of perseverance and the will to beat unsurmountable odds.
From burning crosses set on the Robinsonsís lawn to a Pennsylvania small town on fire with praise and parades when the athletes return from Berlin, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is full of emotion, grit, political upheaval, and the American dream. Capturing a powerful and untold chapter of history, the narrative is also a celebration of the courage, commitment, and accomplishments of these talented athletes and their impact on race, sports and inclusion around the world.

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