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  May 28, 2020:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Salty Running) Athletics: Roundtable: Running in the Time of Corona>A?
What does running look like for us now, in the age of coronavirus lockdowns, cancelled races, and global uncertainty?

(AP) Women in Sport: Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

(Capital FM) Athletics: Like a starved lion, Manangoi back in action hungry for success
With a hairline stress fracture on his heel, Elijah Manangoi missed the trip to Qatar to defend his 1500m world title, a crown that was aptly picked up by training partner Timothy Cheruiyot at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha
(The Star) Manang'oi counts himself lucky in middle of crisis
* He observes that, to him, this meant more time to focus on recovery and is now ready for the start of the season, which, under a revised calendar, will begin in Turku in August
* I was rushing to be fit for the first Diamond League leg in Doha but the break has given me time to fully recover and prepare for the season ahead — Manang'oi

(Nairobi News) Athletics: Meet the brains behind online therapy sessions for athletes

(USATF) Athletics: Keturah Orji - Q&A







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(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Idaho State track athletes want transgender lawsuit tossed

(BBC) Athletics: Sonia O'Sullivan relieved she is not having to deal with lockdown as an athlete
Irish great Sonia O'Sullivan says she "can't imagine" what the lockdown period is like for athletes attempting to plot a course for the rescheduled Olympics in Tokyo next year

Running: #CanadaMoves in celebration of Global Running Day
Race Directors unite to move Canadians from coast to coast For the Canadian Mental Health Association

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Bislett Impossible Games setting new reality for athletics
The Oslo event in June will see competitors taking part in different countries, linked by technology

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

(WA) Athletics: Crouser building the foundations for a return to competition

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: 'There are so many friggin' half-truths out there': Lance Armstrong is STILL hiding secrets about doping, says his former team-mate Tyler Hamilton - despite claims that new documentary would tell the 'whole explosive story'
* Lance Armstrong is the subject of an explosive new two-part ESPN documentary
* His old team-mate Tyler Hamilton insists Armstrong is STILL keeping secrets
* Hamilton himself is a serial doping cheat and says Armstrong should explain all
* He says if past doping isn't fully explained, then it will happen again in the future

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How the Pros are Shaking Up Their Training
Olympic hopefuls share some of their recent workouts and training experiments during lockdown

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK plans warm up races ahead of "Kip Keino Classic"

(The News) Drugs in Sport: Pak athletics jolted as three SAG medallists fail dope tests

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot, Manang'oi to battle Ingebrigtsen brothers in virtual race

(AW) Athletics: British Athletics announces new talent hubs
London Marathon Events shows support with endurance-specific investment for Leeds and Birmingham

(irish Times) Athletics: Coronavirus: Dublin Rock ‘n’ Roll race series postponed to 2021
Four-race series was expected to attract more than 10,000 runners on August 8th-9th

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA vow to conduct additional targeted testing to plug gaps caused by coronavirus
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has vowed to conduct additional targeted testing to plug gaps in the system caused by the coronavirus crisis


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(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field All-America

(Fast Running) Women in Sport: We all have a role in sporting equality
Fast10’s Jack Gray has written a thought-provoking piece after talking to female runners about their experiences of running, and how the lockdown has affected them

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: The Rundown: Who is the G.O.A.T.
Canada has a rich history of producing stellar athletes. This week on The Rundown we discuss who constitutes the greatest Canadian mid-distance runner in modern history

(Sport24) Athletics: Money or the goody bag? The great Comrades refund debate

(Dispatch Live) Athletics: Zola Budd recalls the worst time of her career

(The Star) Athletics: President Uhuru's hint on ease of COVID-19 restrictions give coaches hope
* Athletics fraternity from Nandi County, led by County Chief Sports Officer Ken Tanui, coaches John Chumo and John Kosgei say this is a move in the right direction
* I make sure I follow the government guidelines to avoid contracting Covid-19 — Conseslus Kipruto

(Overcast) Athletics: Olympian Shalane Flanagan on Marathons, Motherhood, Motivation and More

(Gulf News) Women in Sport: World athletics body's gender rules unfair, feels veteran UAE official
Directive to reduce testosterone levels in Caster Semenya stirs up a debate

(BBC) Athletics: Tianna Bartoletta: The 'big-ass step backwards' that won Olympic gold
"Take one big-ass step backwards." The five words that helped win an Olympic gold medal

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheruiyot, Manang'oi to battle Ingebrigtsen brothers in virtual race

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen v Cheruiyot: Impossible Games take shape
A world record attempt in the hurdles, a star-studded pole vault battle and a long distance showdown between Norway and Kenya in the middle distance will all be on the agenda when the Impossible Games take place in Oslo next month

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Episode 113 with Kate Landau
"I did not enjoy the recognition. I would literally hide from newspaper reporters after races. But I was competitive and I wanted to win and I wanted to set course records and I always wanted to be the best at everything I did, so I think that was what really drove me was: I was the best, in our school, and then I wanted to be the best in the state, and then looked at being the best in the nation potentially. Even back then I loved the process, I always loved to run fast. I’ve never been someone who has been good at taking easy days and I can trace that all the way back to 7th grade—I just liked to go hard"


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - May 1 2020  
Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception
By Matt Hart
Hardcover - September 22, 2020
Game of Shadows meets Shoe Dog in this explosive behind-the-scenes look that reveals for the first time the unsettling details of Nike's secret running program—the Nike Oregon Project.
In May 2017, journalist Matt Hart received a USB drive containing a single file—a 4.7-megabyte PDF named “Tic Toc, Tic Toc. . . .” He quickly realized he was in possession of a stolen report prepared a year earlier by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for the Texas Medical Board, part of an investigation into legendary running coach Alberto Salazar, a Houston-based endocrinologist named Dr. Jeffrey Brown, and cheating by Nike-sponsored runners, including some of the world’s best athletes. The information Hart received was part of an unfolding story of deception which began when Steve Magness, an assistant to Salazar, broke the omertà—the Mafia-like code of silence about performance-enhancing drugs among those involved—and alerted the USADA. He was soon followed by Olympians Adam and Kara Goucher who risked their careers to become whistleblowers on their former Nike running family in Beaverton, Oregon.
Combining sports drama and business exposé, Win at All Costs tells the full story of Nike’s running program, uncovering a corporate win-at-all-costs culture.

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