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    November 28, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Steeplechasers Lalonde, Gay claim national cross-country titles
Victory in Ottawa marks 3rd consecutive title for Moncton's Lalonde

(WA) Athletics: Kotut and Maru claim marathon crowns in Florence

(Globe and Mail) Trianing: Should ‘heart-rate variability’ guide the intensity of your workout?

(AC) Athletics: Lalonde and Gay claim ACXC gold
The 2021 Canadian Cross-Country Championship day was a good one for steeplechasers. John Gay and Geneviève Lalonde, both 3,000m steeplechase finalists at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, respectively took home gold in the men’s and women’s 10k open races at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, Ontario

(KhaleejTimes) Athletics: Dubai Run 2021: 146,000 people join Sheikh Hamdan in world's largest run on Sheikh Zayed Road

A HREF="https://nation.africa/kenya/sports/athletics/simiyu-relin-win-inaugural-nakuru-city-marathon-3633988" target="_news">(Daily Nation) Athletics: Simiyu, Relin win inaugural Nakuru City Marathon
* The 26-year-old Simiyu clocked 59 minutes and 03 seconds to pocket the Sh500,000 prize money.
* Simiyu, who hails from the Elgeyo-Marakwet County, was followed closely by Godfrey Kipchumba in 59:42 and Felix Kibitok from Nandi who timed 60:00
* In the women's category, Relin clocked 1:07:21 to finish ahead of Gladys Chepkurui who timed 1:07:32

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Keitany Wins Deepest-Ever 10,000 m at Hachioji Long Distance

(AW) Athletics: Jess Judd and Jack Rowe impress at Euro Cross Country Trials
Automatic places in the British team for Dublin are decided on an action-packed day in Sefton Park

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Krop, Jebitok win Mt Elgon cross country titles
* Sotik to host final race of the AK Cross Country Weekend Meetings on December 5







    November 27, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Genevieve Lalonde and John Gay are your 2021 Canadian cross country champions
It was a steeplechase sweep in Ottawa at the ACXC championships

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Ian O'Riordan: No running from DSD and transgender debate in athletics
Sports bodies face a huge challenge in striking balance between inclusion and fairness

(WA) Athletics: Focus on finalists: Yulimar Rojas and Eliud Kipchoge

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Focus shifts to Nakuru groundbreaking races
* Sunday’s meet guaranteed to be a thrilling, unforgettable experience for all runners

(WA) Athletics: Focus on finalists: Sydney McLaughlin and Mondo Duplantis

(AC) Athletics: Jessica Zelinka selected into national coaching internship program

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Pound given WADA Founding President title for contribution to anti-doping
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially bestowed the title of Founding President on Richard Pound, the peerless Canadian official who helped establish the global watchdog in 1999

(WA) Athletics: Ayeko and Tesfu poised to strike in Alcobendas

Canadian Cross Country Championships - Ottawa, ON


    November 26, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(The Harrier) Athletics: Should you donate to support Shelby Houlihan?

(Soikes) Athletics: Brothers in Arms by Bashir Abdi
Winning a medal at the Olympics was a childhood dream come true, but getting to do it alongside a training partner, a close friend, made it all the better

(Science of Sports Podcast) Women in Sport: Facts and fallacies in the trans athlete debate, a conversation with Dr Emma Hilton

(Oylympic Channel) Athletics: Titus Ekiru and Judith Jeptum secure Kenyan double at 2021 Abu Dhabi Marathon
It was the second win this season for Ekiru who is the fastest man over the marathon in 2021 after his course record of 2:02:57 in Milan in April

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya’s bid to host World Athletics Championships gets support
* Kenya finished second with 41 medals; 31 gold, eight silvers and one bronze during the last 2019 Championships held in Tunis. Hosts Tunisia won the overall title.
* In some of the finals on the opening day, Emily Chepngétich won W35 10,000m in 36:17.0 as Jemutai Letting went for the W40 10,000m crown in 38:31.5

(The Star) Athletics: Kipyego, Kiplagat favoured to retain Abu Dhabi Marathon titles
* Titus Ekiru was the winner on that occasion, clocking a world-leading 2:02:57 to move to equal fifth on the world all-time list
* The 30-year-old Kenyan was on course to break that at last month’s Chicago Marathon, passing through the halfway point in second place in a swift 1:08:50, but faded in the closing stages and eventually finished fifth in 2:29:14

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mukoswa, Koskei reign at Africa Masters
* Mukoswa, who represented Kenya in 200m and 100m races at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Africa Senior Athletics, clocked 62.85 seconds to win women’s W35 category
* Koskei, the 2010 Africa Senior Athletics 4x400m champion, dashed to victory 48.75 beating compatriot Christopher Anene to second place in 49.87
* Charity Wandia claimed the women's 400m W40 category in 73.19 while Ben Haij Silimani from Tunisia won the W65 400m in 1:49.66

Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon - Dubai, UAE


    November 25, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Flanagan, Kelati Dominate Manchester Road Race
On a clear, cold and windless morning here Ben Flanagan and Weini Kelati ran away from strong fields at today's Manchester Road Race, held as an in-person event for the first time in two years due to the pandemic

(Fox61) Athletics: Ben Flanagan, Weini Kelati win the 85th Manchester Road Race
Kelati broke the record time for the women's course

(ClearShelby) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan Sets Up a Gofundme and Website

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Female athletes the target of 87 per cent of online abuse during Tokyo Olympics
World Athletics study shows 65 per cent of abusive posts warranted intervention

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: 'The country believes in him again': View from Colombia on whether Egan Bernal can win 2022 Tour de France
Bernal won the Tour in 2019 but didn't race in the 2021 edition

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Bryan Green and Jon Rankin – Fuel The Pursuit
Carrie chats with Jon Rankin and Bryan Green, hosts of the Fueling the Pursuit podcast! They chat about their journey into the sport, turning from college teammates into business partners, and much more!

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Kipyego and Kiplagat face tough test in Abu Dhabi

(EA) Athletics: Duplantis due to headline in his home arena in Uppsala

Manchester Road Race - Manchester, CT
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    November 24, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(NY Times) Triathlon: ‘I Can’t Just Quit’
Sika Henry is the first African American woman to be recognized as a pro triathlete. But a horrible bicycle crash in 2019 nearly thwarted her dream

(Runner's World) Athletics: Can We Compare Great Performances Across Eras?
With records seeming to fall every week, Olympian Molly Huddle provides perspective

(The Telegraph) Cycling: Exclusive Libby Clegg interview: 'I thought cycling would be so much simpler - it's terrifying'
Paralympian Clegg had not ridden a bike for years, but thrill of swapping the athletics track for the velodrome outweighs fear factor

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletics Kenya promises support for Nakuru Marathon
* Nakuru County has produced some of the country’s top athletes including the 2017 London World marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui and two-time Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Chepngétich among others.
* The event that already has Stanbic Bank and Geothermal Development Company on board as sponsors besides Nakuru County government, will have two other supplementary races; 10km and 5km family fun run


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - November 2021  
Pregruncy: AN ELITE RUNNER’S JOURNEY TRAINING THROUGH PREGNANCY Pregruncy: AN ELITE RUNNER’S JOURNEY TRAINING THROUGH PREGNANCY

By Dr. Natasha LaBeaud Anzures (Author), Marco Anzures (Author)

I decided to write Pregruncy as soon as I found out that I was pregnant. Like many others, I have always been fascinated with the notion of exercise during pregnancy, and what the entire pregnancy experience would be like. Years before I ever became pregnant, I would read any articles that came my way about the topic. I was never the person who said that they were going to have a family, or became starry-eyed when thinking about cradling my stomach during the third trimester. No, I have always been more curious about the process of pregnancy. Curious about the stages of growth and how different people cope with the cards that they are dealt. But, I noticed that there were few resources available for the elite runner trying to navigate the world of training during pregnancy. There were morsels of details deep in Instagram posts, but there was no consistent stream of information available that showed what each day of training looked like, and that was what I was on a quest to share.
My husband, who is also my coach, and I decided that I would use my own personal experiences to help others navigate pregnancy. While I understand that this is a very small n-value (n=1) with just me, I also knew that I had not found a resource that chronicled each day of training and the pregnancy experience. I kept thinking about how helpful it would be to know what the whole journey looked like for someone, as opposed to snippets along the way. I also know that my experiences with pregnancy are my own and may not match someone else’s. I wanted to see what was possible during pregnancy. I had heard so many notions about what a woman can and can’t do while they are baking a baby for over nine months, and most of the guidance errs on the ‘can’t’ side without much evidence supporting it.
Marco and I decided that he would also keep his own notes during this process so that we could have two perspectives. He never read my notes during the pregnancy, and I never read his. The notes were combined later so that the “coach’s notes” could be sprinkled in throughout.
What we learned is that the human body can do some amazing things and withstand an incredible amount of pain. We also learned that the healthcare system in the United States has a long way to go in terms of care for pregnant women.

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