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(BBC) Athletics: Glasgow weigh up World Indoors bid
A feasibility study into Glasgow hosting the World Indoor Athletics Championships in 2024 has been approved by the city's Event Board

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Records Highlight Debut Of The American Track League
The first stateside elite meet of the young ’21 season, American Track League #1, got off the mark with a spectacular bang: a first-throw 74-10½ (22.78) World Record by Ryan Crouser, who also sent his third heave longer than the previous global standard, 74-4¼ (22.66), set by Randy Barnes 32 years ago this month

(Kyodo News) Athletics: Marathon, track and field Olympic test events set for May

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Pressure continues to mount on UK Athletics chief Joanna Coates after multiple coaches and athletes received an anonymous email posing 'serious questions' about her leadership
* UK Athletics are looking into an email sent to athletes about CEO Joanna Coates
* The email called for anonymous opinions about the UK Athletics chief executive
* UKA are sceptical about the email being sent by a current organisation employee
* Coates has been CEO since February but has been subject to criticism in the role

(The Star) Athletics: Ferguson seeks to transition to 1,500m after Olympics
* World 800m bronze medalist Ferguson Rotich mulling switch to 1500m after the upcoming Tokyo Olympics
* He was among beneficiaries of a financial boost from National Olympic Committee-Kenya in the past week under the Association of National Olympic Committees scholarship scheme.
* He clocked 48.68 to win heat 6 of the 400m men’s race during the 2nd leg of the Athletics Kenya Relay Series at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday

(CXBC) Athletics: De Grasse fails to advance to 60-metre final at season-opening indoor meet


(AW) Athletics: Ryan Crouser smashes world indoor shot put record
Olympic champion throws 22.82m at the American Track League meet in Fayetteville, where Grant Holloway runs fast 60m hurdles

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Kyriazis Made Point With Javelin In 2017
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships







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(CBC) Athletics: Runner Andrea Seccafien pursues 10,000m standard as Tokyo Olympics debate rages on
Canadian living in Australia to race Monday at national track and field championships

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Athing Mu breaks 40-year-old NCAA 600m record

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Eliza McCartney's comeback over before it begins at Potts Classic in Hastings

(The Sportsman) Athletics: The Great Wall, Las Vegas And The Bucket-List Marathons To Run Before You Die
You can run 26.2 miles in some of the most spectacular settings in the world

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Dr Richard Freeman 'crossed line' buying banned drug, tribunal hears
GMC case summary against Dr Freeman begins - ‘We submit there is a pattern of lies to protect himself’

(WA) Athletics: Watch the inaugural American Track League meeting in Fayetteville

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Nakaayi Skips Indoors to Focus On Olympics

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Donavan Brazier Looking For Big Numbers Beyond The 800
He’s the fastest American 2-lap runner ever, but Donavan Brazier is bullish on his prospects in the 1500 and 4×4

(The Guardian) Athletics: Kelly Holmes: 'There’s a lot of people struggling mentally… I want to lift their spirits'
The 2004 double Olympic champion has turned her attention to the home-fitness market... when she’s not videoing her alpacas

(Runner's World) Athletics: For Olympian Molly Seidel, a New Sponsorship Deal Rewards a Career Year
Last year’s breakout star in the marathon signs with Puma

(Runner's World) Running: Jim Walmsley Shatters the 100K American Record, But Misses the World Record by 11 Seconds
The king of Western States came so close at the Project Carbon X 2 race

(Globe and Mail) Olympics: Like it or not, Japan will be host to the Olympics this summer - because there’s no alternative

(CBC) Athletics: Competing, not cash, lures De Grasse, other Canadians to Sunday track and field meet
2019 world double medallist to race indoor 60m as headliner of star-packed field

(Japan Running News) Olympics: Cancelation of Olympics Would Result in Estimated $43.5 Billion Loss, 1% of Japanese GDP

(Inside the Games) Olympics: IOC has failed to learn its lesson with pretence that Tokyo 2020 not under threat

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Sharpe Bounded To Meet History In 1956
Celebrating A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships


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(Independent.IE) Athletics: There was real greatness, honesty and enthusiasm about Jerry Kiernan. We really will miss him There was real greatness, honesty and enthusiasm about Jerry Kiernan. We really will miss him

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala runs fastest 100m ever on Kenyan soil
* AK senior vice president Paul Mutwii, who is in charge of competitions said athletes coming from doping bans will compete in local and international events but won’t get selected for international assignments
* The wind was cruising at 3.4 metres per second when Omanyala tore the red tartan track at the 30,000 seater arena yet the required speed should be below 2.0m/s
* With Omanyala blasting to perhaps the fastest time in the world this year, Otieno returned the second fastest time in 100m when he won the first heat in 10.32sec beating Tarzana Kamanga and Benson Okoth who timed 10.59 and 10.73 respectively

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Study finds Tokyo 2020 with no spectators would result in economic loss of up to $23 billion

(OKW) Athletics: First of 4 American Track League Meets at Randal Tyson Track Center on Sunday

(Mirror) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith back on track next week and could go to European Indoor Champs
World 200m champion confirmed for Karlsruhe and Dusseldorf meets on day plug pulled on British Indoor Champs

(WA) Athletics: Martinot-Lagarde debuts with 7.54, Zango leaps 17.05m in Miramas - weekend round-up

(Cycling Tips) Cycling: Tour de France broadcaster NBC Sports will shut down by the end of the year
(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Adrian Piperi 21.12m improves his own NCAA shot put record with 21.12m

(Track and Field News) Athletics: How Will The Revamped 2021 Diamond League Work?
The world’s top athletes are ready for Diamond Trophy celebrations again in ’21 after missing out in ’20

(ABC) Athletics: Olympic Games not just financial, it's spiritual, says Lord Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics

(Mirror) Olympics: Olympic chief Thomas Bach insists Tokyo Games WILL go ahead and there is 'no Plan B'

(The Independent) Athletics:London Marathon ‘optimistic’ record 50,000 runners will participate in October
The mass run’s director is confident the race will go ahead if all adults have been offered vaccinations


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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - January 2021  
Run with Power
By Jim Vance
RUN WITH POWER is the groundbreaking guide you need to tap the true potential of your running power meter. From 5K to ultramarathon, a power meter can make you faster—but only if you know how to use it. Just viewing your numbers is not enough; you can only become a faster, stronger, more efficient runner when you know what your key numbers mean for your workouts, races, and your season-long training. In Run with Power, TrainingBible coach Jim Vance offers the comprehensive guide you need to find the speed you want.
Run with Power demystifies the data and vocabulary so you can find and understand your most important numbers. You’ll set your Running Power Zones so you can begin training using 8 power-based training plans for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. Vance shows you how you can compare wattage, heart rate, pace, and perceived exertion to gain the maximum insight into your performances, how you respond to training, and how you can train more effectively.
Run with Power will revolutionize how you train and race. Armed with Vance’s guidance, you can train more specifically for races, smooth your running technique, accurately measure your fitness, predict a fitness plateau, monitor injuries, know exactly how hard you’re training, get more fitness from every workout, recover fully, perfect your tapers, warm up without wasting energy, pace your race on any terrain, know when to open the throttle, and create an unprecedented picture of yourself as an athlete.
f you’re just glancing at the number on your wrist or computer monitor, you’ve got a lot more speed potential. Knowledge is power and understanding your power numbers can open the gate to new methods and new PRs. Run with Power introduces the use of power meters to the sport of running and will show you how to break through to all-new levels of performance.
Key concepts explored in Run with Power: 3/9 Test, 30-minute Time Trial Test, Running Functional Threshold Power (rFTPw), Running Functional Threshold Pace (rFTPa), Averaged and Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), Peak Power, Variability Index, Efficiency Index (EI), speed per watt, Vance’s Power Zones for Running, Training Stress Score (TSS), and Periodization with Power. Includes 6 testing methods and 8 power-based training schedules and workouts for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon.
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