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  October 18, 2019:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: Study reveal how training load can lead to injury
Researchers investigated how the body’s load capacity plays an essential role for injury development

(Indian Express) Athletics: annis Pitsiladis: ‘The best marketing of a shoe ever done in sporting history
The quest to run a marathon inside two hours began five years ago, when Yannis Pitsiladis - a professor of sport science with University of Brighton - launched his own sub-2 project

(Sunday Post) Drugs in Sport: It was a marathon not a sprint but downfall of doping coach Alberto Salazar is a great victory for sport
BBC Scotland investigations correspondent Mark Daly looks back on a week when his story exposing doping at the top of world athletics came to a head after five years

(NeConnected) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge is the Essence of Progress

(The Hindu) Athletics: Set goals, don’t be afraid of consequences of failing: Carmelita Jeter

(Play the Games) Women in Sport: The IAAF's response to allegations made at the 2019 Play the Game conference regarding its DSD Regulations

(Training Peaks) Athletics: How Can Sex Affect Your Athletic Performance?







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(HypeBeast) Athletics: IAAF to Investigate Nike's ZoomX Vaporfly Following Multiple Broken Records
Professional runners claim the shoes provide an unfair advantage

(The Undefeted) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon achievement doesn’t use poverty as a crutch
His feat reveals how financial capital and technological access can be brought together to push useful limits

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mary Peters interview: 'I've had the most amazing life through sport - now I want to inspire the next generation of women'

(CTolleRun) Athletics:Another Mother Runner - Mother Runners
Carrie joins up with the Another Mother Runner Podcast for a live taping before the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! In this wide ranging interview, they discuss everything they love (and hate) about the run, being strong females, and celebrating love, life, and laughter

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Versapak, Berlinger and the battle for control of the anti-doping kit market

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Exclusive Katarina Johnson-Thompson interview: 'Being world champion has an authority to it... but I have the same emotions, doubts and fears'

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sonia O'Sullivan: Kipchoge and Kosgei reset the frontier for marathon running
Two Kenyans have carved out their own piece of history and shown what is possible

(BBC) Athletics: 'It feels like running on trampolines' - Kipchoge & Kosgei's marathon trainers
It was a landmark weekend for Kenyan marathon runners

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: 'I felt I got punished for having children' - Motherhood: One of sport's final barriers

(AFP) Athletics; Japanese officials surprised by plans to relocate 2020 marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Rono chasing third Toronto Waterfront Marathon title
Defending champion Kipruto said he will be going for sub-2:06 to better last year's 2:07.24 timing
(Oregon Live) Athletics: Defiant and defensive, Nike only sabotages itself

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Testosterone DOES boosts women's athletic performance, study shows, amid debate over whether Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya has an advantage over other female athletes
* Women lasted 21 seconds longer on a treadmill after a dose of testosterone
* Hormone boosts endurance, muscles and leanness without changing weight
* Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya battled officials over her high levels

(China.org) Athletics: Kipketer leads Kenya charge in Amsterdam Marathon

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Olympic organisers learn from Doha chaos as Tokyo 2020 marathons moved to Sapporo to avoid stifling heat


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(Sweat Elite) Athletics: Nike Vaporfly’s – Are we really getting faster?

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Molly Huddle wins Reebok 10K for Women

(british Journal of Sports Medicine) Athletics:Is it the shoes? A proposal to regulate footwear in road running

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Liz McColgan-Nuttall exclusive - on being dropped by Nike while pregnant and wanting to protect daughter Eilish from online trolls

(RRW) Athletics IOC Plans to Move Olympic Marathons To Sapporo Seeking Cooler Conditions
Officials said that temperatures there would be 5 to 6 degrees Celsius (9 to 11 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler there.

(The Independent) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers look to move marathon and race walking events 800km south to Sapporo
The decision comes in the wake of 57 people dying in Japan in July as a result of soaring temperatures
(The Telegraph) Olympic organisers learn from Doha chaos as Tokyo 2020 marathons moved to Sapporo to avoid stifling heat

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Do Nike's controversial Vaporfly shoes give athletes an unfair advantage?

(The Balanced Runner) Athletics: Chicago Marathon 2019: Brigid Kosgei Running Form Analysis

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Kenya Now Holds All Half and Full Marathon World Records

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge sneaks back quietly after historic feat

(The Independent) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson plays down Tokyo 2020 Olympics chances despite World Championship gold
Heptathlete won her first global outdoor title with a British record 6,981 points in Doha


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - October 2019  

Go Ahead, Stop & Pee: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum Go Ahead, Stop & Pee: Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum
By Mihevc Edwards, Kate (Author), Blair Green (Author)
Slow down. Stop running. Pregnant and postpartum women have heard this advice since the beginning of time. Many runners have no idea what they can and cannot do during pregnancy and postpartum, leaving them unsure, scared, and susceptible to injury. This book throws out all those old wives’ tales and proves that women can keep running—during and after pregnancy. All they need is the right information.
Written by two moms and physical therapists who also have a passion for running, Go Ahead, Stop and Pee is a fresh voice that empowers women to maintain their running lifestyle during pregnancy and postpartum. Combining first-hand experiences as well as science, this book:
  • Dispels some common myths about running pregnant and postpartum
  • Presents key exercises for pregnant runners
  • Helps women understand and care for their postpartum bodies
  • Offers tips on maintaining a running lifestyle after the baby

For any soon-to-be or new mom who doesn’t want to "slow down", Go Ahead, Stop and Pee is the catalyst that will inspire her to keep going.

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