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Runner's Web May 2012 FrontPage Archive

May 31, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(The Daily Star) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopian marathon runner Sisay banned for doping

(USA Today) Athletics: Desiree Davila tuning up for Olympic marathon

(RWire) Athletics: Runcoach Selected as Official Training Plan of the Wine Country Half Marathon Series

(RWire) Athletics: Geoffrey Mutai, World's Fastest Marathoner, to Defend Title at B.A.A. 10K

(RWire) Athletics: Olympians, World Champions, Pioneers to Run 40th NYRR New York Mini 10K

(RWire) Athletics: Stellar Masters Expected at 34th Freihofer's Run for Women 5K

(Telegraph) Athletics: A guide to all the key events happening in Thursday night's Diamond League meeting in Rome
Simon Hart runs the rule over the events that catch the eye in this high-level athletics meet in the Italian capital

(RIA Novosti) Drugs in Sport: KGB Arrests Belarus' Top Athletics Coach - Report

Athletics: Diamond League continues today in Rome; LIVE streaming available on CBCSPORTS.CA

(Running Times) Athletics: Track and Tradition
The Army-Navy Star Meet, the annual competition between the two service academies, showcases track and field at its most pure

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Robles may miss US showdown after visa delay
Cuba's Olympic champion Dayron Robles is likely to miss a much anticipated high hurdles showdown this weekend because of a delay in obtaining a U.S. visa

(BBC) Athletics: Usain Bolt plays down Justin Gatlin's London 2012 chances
Usain Bolt has dismissed suggestions former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin will provide the biggest challenge for his 100m crown at London 2012

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012 - Olympic venue no advantage - Christine Ohuruogu
Christine Ohuruogu says relying on home advantage for the London 2012 Olympics would be a "false sense of security"

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Asafa Powell ready to show the world he can conquer Usain Bolt and the enemy within
The athletics world may have given up on Asafa Powell, track’s great riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

Athletics: Kenyan runner goes the distance to run in third annual Old Sandwich Road Race, June 2 and 3, 2012

(RRW) Athletics: Mini 10-K Celebrates Four Decades of Champions with Medalists, Olympians & Legends

(IAAF) Athletics: In season's debut, Kemboi gunning for Rome meet record - Samsung Diamond League

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Big names to do battle in Oregon
In a sports-loving Oregon city thousands of miles from London's Olympic Stadium, the three fastest hurdlers of all time are set to line up on Saturday for what is widely expected to be a preview of the Games' final

(BBC) Athletics: The footwear firm that gave counterfeiters the boot

( Triathlon: IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant Spotlight
Located in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains, the region of Mont-Tremblant will welcome the inaugural IRONMAN event this August
Ironman Cairns Preview

(WSJ) Athletics: Kiplagat, Davila to run 10K in NYC before Olympics

(Guardian) Athletics: Dai Green hoping to have last laugh over rivals come London 2012 Games
Greene chided by Bershawn Jackson over Daegu time - London 2012 gold is my main target, says 400m hurdler

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012 - Maintaining top form is tough - Steve Cram

May 30, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

Athletics: Duncan named USATF Athlete of the Week

Multisport: Amica 19.7 Lake Las Vegas set for this weekend

(RRW) Athletics: Andrews Signs with adidas

(RRW) Athletics: Muzhingi To Try for Fourth Straight Comrades Victory

(IAAF) Athletics: Strong field on tap for Albany women's 5K

(Running Times) Athletics: Be a Fan
Why our sport is worth watching

(RRW) Athletics: Rudisha Climbing Toward Olympic Goal

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: ARD TV hits back on Kenyan doping charges
The national German TV at the centre of blood doping claims against Kenyan runners has responded to criticism of its findings by Athletics Kenya (AK) maintaining their allegations were based on proper investigations

(IAAF) Athletics: Stellar Shot Put and Javelin fields may steal the show in Eugene - Samsung Diamond League

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain's heptathlete hope Jessica Ennis overweight? There's a fat chance of that
We girls were getting feisty on Twitter the other day. ‘Words only used about women’ was the theme, and feisty was one of them. Along with bossy, bubbly, and kooky. Not to mention, bolshie, hysterical, emotional, irrational, ballsy and bitchy

(Daily Mail) Athletics: London isn't calling for Gebrselassie as legend misses out on Games

( Triathlon: 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 San Juan Registration Opens Today
IRONMAN and BN Sports, today announced that registration for the third edition of the Jeep IRONMAN 70.3 San Juan is now open

(Tadias) Athletics: First North American Woman to Join Roll of Honour at South Africa’s Annual Ultra-Marathon Event

(Washington Post) Athletics: The marathon as we know it: 1908 London Games set the stage for the world’s modern Olympics

(NY Daily News) Running: Over 150 runners complete grueling Everest marathon
More than 150 runners took part in the world’s highest marathon this week, which starts close to Everest Base Camp. There is half as much oxygen at base camp than at sea level, making the run especially grueling

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt wants improvement in Rome 100m
10.04sec run in Ostrava was Jamaican's slowest career time - Bolt's focus is to 'do great things' at London 2012 Olympics
(Independent) Usain Bolt hungry for Olympic Repeat despite slow start Ostrava

May 29, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

David Rudisha, the 800-meter World Record-holder, says he’s excited to come to the U.S. for the first time but that he’s all about the adidas Grand Prix on June 9, not seeing the sights. “I’m going there with one mission,” he said in a media conference call on Tuesday morning. “I want to go there and do something good.” He says he’s aiming to run 1:42, so “good” could turn out to be the fastest 800 ever run on U.S. soil. The record is 1:42.58, set by Vebjorn Rodal of Noway at the 1996 Olympic Games.
Audio of today’s adidas Grand Prix teleconference with David Rudisha

(Duluth News-Tribune) Athletics: Grandma’s first: Half-marathon outdraws full
The 36th annual 26.2-mile Grandma's Marathon is expected to be passed in entries for the first time by its companion race — the 22nd Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon — on June 16

Athletics: Renee Washington named USATF COO

(RWire) Athletics: Dallas White Rock Marathon Rebrands as Dallas Marathon

(RWire) Athletics: Top U.S. Field Expected at 34th Freihofer's Run for Women 5K

(Reuters) Athletics: Refreshed Bolt ready to speed up in Rome

(Guardian) Athletics: 50 stunning Olympic moments No34: Kelly Holmes doubles up in Athens
Injury and illness had repeatedly knocked the middle-distance runner off course before major championships but it all finally came together during six glorious days at the 2004 Olympics

(RWire) Athletics:Olympians Keflezighi, Hall and Flanagan Headline Rock 'n' Roll San Diego

(RWire) Athletics: Kiprono, Daska Win 34th Dick's Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER 10K

(BBC) Athletics: Jessica Ennis's British record delights Denise Lewis
Former Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis says she is "delighted" that Team GB heptathlete Jessica Ennis broke her British heptathlon record on Sunday

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Olympics-London the aim for Oregon-bound Kenyans

(USA Today) Athletics: Robby Andrews turns pro, pursues goal at Olympic trials

( Triathlon: Goos and Morales Claim Ironman Brazil Titles
Two years of perseverance finally brought Belgium's Sofie Goos her second Ironman title today. Argentina's Ezequiel Morales captured the one race every South American Ironman triathlete dreams of winning

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics - Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova warns rival Jessica Ennis against complacency
Tatyana Chernova, the Russian heptathlete who deprived Jessica Ennis of her world title last year, insists she is “not afraid” of the passionate home support that awaits her in the Olympic Stadium this summer and believes the weight of expectation on Ennis’s shoulders could count against the Sheffield athlete
(Guardian) Tatyana Chernova hopes Olympic expectation will hamper Jessica Ennis
Russian heptathlete warns that Briton's victory in Götzis will heighten pressure to bring home gold at London 2012

(Independent) Athletics: Jessica Ennis weighs in with telling response to 'fat' critics
Stunning victory makes her favourite for London and breaks Lewis's British record

May 28, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Bolder Boulder results - Mamitu Daska wins 3rd women's pro race, Allan Kiprono takes men's title
Josh Eberly, Nuta Olaru win citizens race

(Anchorage Daily News) Athletics: Standout Kenyan runner rebuilds his life
Lost both feet running in a blizzard

(Daily Ntion) Athletics:Kenyan athletes plot London Olympics win

(IAAF) Athletics: Chepkok’s 5000m world lead the highlight in Rabat – IAAF World Challenge

Triathlon: Bittner and Petersen take victory in fourth Half Challenge Barcelona-Maresme

(Calgary Herald) Athletics: Marathon man was ‘born to run’
Calgary’s Onsare wins city Scotiabank event in record time

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Marathon record blown away by wing-footed Laban Moiben
Marathon runner collapses near finish line
Elements combine for a ‘perfect day for running’

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Yamauchi not done yet
Mara Yamauchi admits her running career is on its last legs - although an Olympic gold medal might make her push on a little further

Interview with Dathan Ritzenhein competing in the FBK 10.000M

Athletics: 21-year old race record smashed at 48th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Triathlon: O'Meara Repeats as Shawnigan Lake Half Champion

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012 - Heptathlete Kelly Sotherton retires with back injury
Kelly Sotherton has announced her retirement after failing to recover from a back problem in time to qualify for the heptathlon at London 2012

May 27, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(Guardian) Athletics: Jessica Ennis smashes Denise Lewis's British heptathlon points record
Götzis total is seventh highest of all time - Personal bests in 200m, javelin and long jump

(CTV) Triathlon: McMahon Secures 3rd Olympic Triathlon Berth for Canada

(ITU) Triathlon: Jonathan Brownlee keeps Madrid in the family with crushing 2012 win

(IAAF) Athletics: Kszczot and Chepseba impress as Gebrselassie's London ambitions end in Hengelo - IAAF World Challenge

Athletics: Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend attracts runners and crowds in record numbers

(Vancouver Sun) Cycling: Victoria's Ryder Hesjedal becomes first Canadian to win the Giro d'Italia

Athletics: Kenyan Laban Moiben sets new Ottawa Marathon event record
(IAAF)Moiben defends Ottawa Title
(Ottawa Citizen) Defending men’s champion wins Ottawa Marathon
(Ottawa Sun) Kenya’s Laban Moiben sets meet record

(RRW) Athletics: Kipsang Leads First Kenyan Double-Sweep In Bangalore

(RRW) Athletics: This Day In Track & Field - Webb Breaks Ryun's H.S. Mile Record

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Farah wins on the Mall
Mo Farah needed to produce a sprint finish to defend his Bupa London 10,000 title

Triathlon: Jacobs Claims Impressive Victory At Coral Coast 5150

(Daily Camera) Athletics: Goucher, Flanagan eye future Bolder Boulders
Race doesn't fit current training of U.S. Olympians

Athletics: Kenyan and American place first in Ottawa 10K race

Start of the Ottawa Race Weekend 5K - Photo:
(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Mutai, Scherf top field in 10K races
Race weekend means boost in bucks for area businesses
(Ottawa Sun) Kenyan Mutai takes 10K
(IAAF) Mutai Destroys Field on Warm Night in Ottawa

(Guardian) Athletics: Fast Girls: how the Olympics dream inspired 'the new Chariots of Fire'
Fast Girls, a film about a British women's sprint relay team, might just repeat the success of the 1981 Oscar winner

(Guardian) Athletics: Team GB's Yamilé Aldama relives her dramatic route to London 2012
In 2002 Yamilé Aldama was penniless, in a strange country, her husband in prison and with a newborn baby. Ten years later she will represent Britain in the Olympics

KeyBank Vermont City Marathon - Burlington, VT

Ottawa Race Weekend Marathon and Half - Ottawa, ON
Results from Sportstats

Toronto Women's Half Marathon & 5K - CAN

May 26, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Canadian shot-putter Armstrong wins gold at Dutch track and field meet

(Competitor Magazine) Triathlon: Spirig Takes Gold At ITU World Triathlon Series Madrid

(Ottawa Sun) Athletics: Ottawa Race Weekend - New course expected to boost speed

(BBC) Athletics: Jessica Ennis leads after day one of Hypo Meeting heptathlon
A personal best in the 200m moved Jessica Ennis into the lead after the first day of the heptathlon Hypo Meeting in Gotzis, Austria
(Guardian) Jessica Ennis leads overnight in Götzis despite high jump weak link
Britain's Olympic heptathlon medal contender on target for British record but still not sure of win in pre-London 2012 test

(RRW) Athletics: Pounding the Pavement - After Trials Disappointment, Thorvilson Notches 12 Straight Wins

(IAAF) Athletics: Strong women's 3000m and Steeplechase fields announced in Eugene - Samsung Diamond League

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Kenyan star sets bar high for 10-kilometre race
Geoffrey Mutai says he can beat 28 minutes in Ottawa race
Though visually impaired, racer keeps an eye on finish line
Dave Carragher can't see much of the course, but will be running alongside his fully sighted counterparts in his first 10-km race on Saturday

( Triathlon: Caitlin Snow Donates Bike to Teens Living with Cancer
The Boston-based Ironman pro paid a visit to some grateful young people this week

(The Star) Athletics: Mutai opts for road races after failing to make marathon team cut to Olympics

(Independent) Athletics: Fat? Really? Olympic hope laughs off official’s jibe – but others aren’t amused
The row over remarks branding the champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis “fat” escalated today as other female athletes spoke of similar taunts

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt fails to fire in Ostrava season opener
Usain Bolt admitted he could not explain a disappointing performance in his first race of the track season in Ostrava
(BBC) Usain Bolt labours to victory with Dwain Chambers fifth
Usain Bolt was sluggish in winning the 100m in 10.04 seconds as Dwain Chambers finished fifth in the Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic
(Guardian) Usain Bolt records slowest 100 metres finals time of his senior career
Bolt clocks 10.04sec but still wins in Czech Republic - Britain's Dwain Chambers finishes fifth in 10.28

Ottawa Race Weekend 5/10K - Ottawa, ON
Check Sportstats for resuts after the races.

May 25, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(Journal-Sentinel) Athletics: Madison Marathon canceled because of hot-weather concerns

(Vanciouver Sun) Athletics: Half-marathon carves out niche in endurance sports

(Guardian) Athletics: Jessica Ennis tests the water in town where it 'all fell apart'
Injury in Götzis in 2008 forced Ennis to miss Beijing - Ennis faces rivals for heptathlon gold at London 2012

Athletics: Run Amuck Nears Sellout with 3,000 Runners Slated for June 16 Event

(IAAF) Athletics: Strong fields again to descend on Ottawa

(Capital Flyer) Athletics: Air Force Marathon sells out in record time

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Caster Semenya says she will dedicate Games success to Nelson Mandela
Caster Semenya, the woman at the centre of a gender controversy which turned her life upside down, has revealed she will dedicate any success she achieves in this summer’s Olympics to Nelson Mandela

(Guardian) Drugs in Sport: 50 stunning Olympic moments No33 - Ben Johnson wins gold … tests positive
Six of the eight 100m finalists at Seoul 1988 have been implicated in doping at come point in their careers, the Jamaica-born Canadian the first of them

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Ennis 'labelled "fat" by UK Athletics'
Jessica Ennis's coach has hit out at a senior UK Athletics official whom he alleges said the Olympic hopeful is fat

(IAAF) Athletics: A slew of World and Olympic medallists on show in Rabat - PREVIEW - IAAF World Challenge

(Chicago Tribune) Athletics: Everyone's talking about the Jones girl
Whatever Lolo wants, Lolo gets. . .except love

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Race to recovery lands Chiasson in Ottawa Marathon
Olympic team bid follows hard times

(Fox 11) Athletics: Madison Marathon faces cancellation

(NBC DFW) Athletics: Dallas White Rock Marathon Gets Name Change
New name to follow convention of other world-class cities

( Triathlon: Kona-bound from Busso
A look at the women's qualifiers from Ironman Western Australia
Melissa Hauschildt to Tread the Ironman Road in Cairns
After a recent MRI scan revealed a lower leg injury, the Australian athlete has been cleared to walk the marathon

Athletics: Ludus Tours Celebrates 50 Days Till the London Summer Games

(NY Times) Athletics: After 36 Marathons, One Radio Goes Silent
(NYRR) A Pillar of the Marathon, Steve Mendelsohn, Dies at 67

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 - Usain Bolt predicts more world records at Olympics
Bolt ready for first race of European season in Ostrava - 'If I'm in great shape nobody will beat me in London'

May 24, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

Athletics: New Ottawa-based Web portal to combine virtual and real half-marathon training programs

Triathlon: Elites Return to Defend Championship Titles at Shawnigan Lake Triathlon This Sunday

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Nimmo eyes Euros over Olympics
Long jumper Jade Nimmo insists breaking the long-standing Scottish record has given her just the boost she needs to make it to the European Championships this summer

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012 - Usain Bolt not concerned about Dwain Chambers
Usain Bolt said he has no qualms about competing against Dwain Chambers ahead of Friday's 100m showdown

(IAAF) Athletics: Oslo's ‘Dream Mile’ fields announced – Samsung Diamond League

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: Kenyans on dope? Show us proof AK storms
Athletics Kenya (AK) has lashed out at allegations made by a German TV reporter who claimed Kenya distance runners use blood doping to boost their performances.

(RRW) Athletics: Andrews Adjusting Well to Life as a Pro

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 - turmoil persuades Dwain Chambers to use psychologist
Sprinter gets help ahead of Olympics after drugs ban lifted - 'Internally there are things you need to deal with,' he says

( Triathlon: General Entry Now Open for Ironman Australia 2013
General entry is now open for the 2013 Ironman Australia - taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales on Sunday, May 5
Great Racing Expected at Ironman Brazil

(CTV) Athletics: Bolt: Improved Start "Should Be a World Record"

( Olympics: Canada’s wonder women prove they are Citius, Altius, Fortius!

(National Post) Athletics: Calgary’s long game - The history behind Canada’s oldest continuous marathon

(Running Times) Athletics: Beyond Joan and Frank
The stories of three lesser-known American Olympic stars

May 23, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: British athlete Ian Burns charged by UKA with having committed anti-doping rule violations
UK Athletics announced on Wednesday that javelin-thrower Ian Burns has been provisionally suspended from all competition after being charged with having committed anti-doping rule violations

(SuperSport) Drugs in Sport: Kenya launches probe after doping allegations

(RWire) Athletics: Williams Route 66 Marathon Finisher Medal Ranks #1 in North America

Athletics: Hartle named USATF Athlete of the Week

(RRW) Athletics: Dibaba, Andrews Added to adidas Grand Prix Fields

Athletics: Atlanta Beltline Announces 2012 Southwest 5K

(RRW) Athletics: Two All-Women's Races Boast Classy Fields

Athletics: McDonald’s USA to Partner with Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

(IAAF) Athletics: Bolt and much, much more at 51st Ostrava Golden Spike - PREVIEW - IAAF World Challenge

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Idowu and Taylor to face off again
Phillips Idowu and Christian Taylor will go head-to-head in London in their final triple jump competition before one of the most eagerly-anticipated Olympic showdowns

(USA Today) Athletics: Track's Leo Manzano ready to improve on '08 Olympics
As part of USA TODAY Sports' "100 Olympic hopefuls in 100 Days" series, prospective U.S. Olympians give their thoughts on the Games in their own words

(USA Today) Athletics: Lolo Jones talks candidly of struggle to 'stay a virgin'

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012: Dwain Chambers has much to do - Steve Cram

Olympics: Universal Sports Network’s Countdown to London Features Olympic-Bound Athletes in Marathoner Desiree Davila and Water Polo Players Betsey Armstrong, Kelly Rulon and Kami Craig

( Triathlon: Your Golden Ticket to Kona 2012
One lucky Lava Magazine subscriber will win a slot to race this year's Ironman World Championship in Kailua, Kona

Athletics: Women's Only Races

May 22, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

Athletics: World Champion Richardson to face Countrymen in 110m Hurdles at NTL’s DBI

Multisport: Ethos Endurance Festival Debuts with Challenging Racing and Private Ozomatli Concert

Athletics: Dibaba, Pistorious added to field for adidas Grand Prix

Athletics: International Field Set To Compete For $23,000 Prize Purse At 6/2 Freihofer's Run For Women In Albany, NY

(NY Post) Athletics: Everyone is running a half-marathon, from teenage jocks to groovy grandmas

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: An Olympic Respite From Air Pollution

(NY Times) Running: Caballo Blanco’s Last Run - The Micah True Story

(Guardian) Athletics: Jessica Ennis: 'I'm getting to that point where I'm ready to peak'
The heptathlete gives her view on the excitement and expectation in the approach to London 2012

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Vlasic doubtful for Olympic Games
Blanka Vlasic, one of the world's best high jumpers, may miss the London Olympics because of health problems

(In-Forum) Athletics: Race vet says course problems in Fargo Marathon won't hurt its reputation
Two course snafus, which cost two runners a chance to win their events, blemished last weekend’s Fargo Marathon

Athletics: Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K benefitting Heal the Bay Draws Rave Reviews from Locals

(BBC) Athletics: Jessica Ennis accepts apology after Manchester mix-up

Triathlon: Conrad Stoltz Says Staying Cool Helped Bring Home Another World Championship

May 21, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

Athletics: Olympian to Visit Duluth Middle Schools

Triathlon: Shawnigan Lake Triathlon Ready to Roll!

(IAAF) Athletics: Tsegay and Chebet to lead Bogota fields

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: What the barefoot running craze has done to the shoe industry

(BBC) Athletics: Paralympics 100m - Oscar Pistorius says past experience vital

(Coast Week) Athletics: Marathon queens promise to deliver Olympic gold medal
Kiplagat says there is no secret to success other than training hard and motivation, self-esteem and discipline

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Gebrselassie bosses Great Manchester Run
Ethiopian distance legend Haile Gebrselassie won his fifth Great Manchester Run with a dominant world-lead performance on Sunday

(RWire) Athletics: GO! St. Louis Adds New Summer Race: All-American 5K & Fun Run

(RWire) Athletics: Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Reaches Record 20,000 Participants

Triathlon: Half Challenge Barcelona - 27 May

(Guardian) Athletics: Jessica Ennis angry at farcical error in Manchester 100m hurdles race
Organisers apologise after setting up one hurdle short - Dwain Chambers delighted by reception on UK return

Athletics: Portland Delivers a Rock ‘n’ Roll Experience

( Triathlon: Armstrong And Jacobs Win Ironman 70.3 Florida
Lance Armstrong Blazes Through In 3:45, Jessica Jacobs Runs To The Win In Florida

(Newsnet5) Athletics: Kenyans win Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, event sees 20,000 for 1st time in 35-year history

(Press Gazette) Athletics: Cellcom Green Bay Marathon director: Halting race is 'worst possible scenario

(KGW) Athletics: Goucher leads women in Rock 'n' Roll race

May 20, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]
Athletics: Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon sets records

(Press-Gazette) Athletics: Cellcom Green Bay Marathon halted because of heat

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics - Jessica Ennis denied career best time in 100m hurdles after blunder in Manchester
Jessica Ennis produced a fantastic run to win the 100 metres hurdles ahead of the Olympic champion and the world silver medallist at the Powerade Great CityGames in Manchester this afternoon - but an embarrassing blunder by the organisers denied her a personal best

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012 - Haile Gebrselassie considers Olympic options
Haile Gebrselassie has not ruled out the possibility of qualifying for the 10,000m at this summer's Olympics

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Philips Idowu and Mo Farah make flying starts to Olympic campaigns
Phillips Idowu, the world triple jump silver medallist, opened his Olympic campaign in impressive style with a victory over a top-class field at Saturday’s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai

(Independent) Athletics: Yamauchi's marathon hopes aided by sprint guru

(Chronicle Herald) Athletics: Injury forces defending champ to withdraw from Blue Nose marathon
Wieczorek makes decision official after attempting a light jog this morning

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics - Lawrence Okoye improves British discus record
Twenty-year-old sets British record with 68.24m in Germany - Okoye third as Germany's Robert Harting take first place

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Liu lights up Shanghai, Idowu impresses
China's Liu Xiang lit up a rain-soaked Shanghai Diamond League meeting with the quickest 110 metres hurdles time of the year, sprinting to victory in 12.97 seconds to the delight of his home town crowd, while Phillips Idowu won the trimple jump
(IAAF) Gebrhiwot makes a big splash in Shanghai – Samsung Diamond League
(CTV) Canada's Dylan Armstrong Medals in Shot Put in Shanghai

AirLife Memorial 5K & 10K - Denver, CO

Divas Half-Marathon - North Myrtle Beach, SC

Eye-Q California Classic Half-Marathon - Fresno, CA

(5th) Marine Corps Historic Half - Fredericksburg, VA

(Inaugural) Rock 'n' Roll Portland 1/2 Marathon - OR

Run-Walk to Home-Base - Boston, MA

(101st) Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K - San Francisco, CA

May 19, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(RRW) Athletics: Oxy High Performance Meet Produces Fast Times, Records

Trail Running: Everest Trail Race 2nd edition from 11th to 23th November 2012

(IAAF) Athletics: Cheruiyot the standout among the stars at the Kenyan Police champs in Nairobi

(Independent) Athletics: Manchester will test Dwain's campaign to reign once again
It has not exactly been the best of weeks for Dwain Chambers. Competing at the splendidly named Ponce Grand Prix meeting in Puerto Rico last weekend, the cause célèbre of British track and field got his Olympic season off to a decidedly sluggish start, failing to break 10.5sec for 100m. Then came some moral support from Ben Johnson

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Runner on track for Olympics berth
At the end of her outdoor track and field season in 2011, middle-distance runner Melissa Bishop arrived at a crossroads in her life

(ABC7) Athletics: SF set to host 101st Bay to Breakers race

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: Eftimova set to miss Games
Sprinter Inna Eftimova seems certain to miss the London Olympics after she tested positive for human growth hormone somatropin at the world athletics championship in South Korea last year, the Bulgarian said on Friday

Triathlon: TriStar Split on 30th of September 2012

( Athletics: Army Ten-Miler sells out in record time

(The Examiner) Athletics: Security will remain tight for Bay to Breakers

(Bicycle Retailer) Multisport: WTC sells Lava magazine to investors

Athletics: Loaded fields in men's hurdles, shot put in Shanghai

Athletics: US Road Sports & Entertainment Group Purchases The Palm Beaches Marathon

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Run - Colorado Springs, CO

Colfax 5K, Denver, CO

Colonel By Classic - Ottawa, ON

Cottonwood Classic 5K - Denver, CO

Fargo Marathon - Fargo, ND

(5th) Geist Half-Marathon by St. Vincent - Indianapolis, IN

Joplin Memorial Run - Joplin, MO

TC Kids Marathon XC Fun Runs - Minneapolis, MN

May 18, 2012:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Geoffrey Mutai, Kabuu Savour Police Glory

(IAAF) Athletics: Abshero and Gelana to lead Ethiopia’s Marathon squad for London 2012

(RRW) Athletics: Miller, Kampf Win USA Road Mile Titles

(SBS) Athletics: Bekele has nothing to prove in London
Kenenisa Bekele feels he has nothing left to prove after a spectacular running career but still fully intends to defend his Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles in London later this year

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Powell: I'll beat Bolt at my best
Asafa Powell thinks he has pinpointed why he has so often failed to produce on the big occasion and believes that if he is at his best he will win the 100 metres at the London Olympics

Triathlon: Universal Sports Network Showcases 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego in Final U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team Qualifier

(Guardian) Athletics: 50 stunning Olympic moments No31 - Paavo Nurmi wins 5,000m in 1924
In heat after astonishing heat at the 1924 Olympics, Nurmi won without apparent exertion. What made this reclusive character keep going for gold when others weren't even standing?

(BBC) Athletics: Triple jumper Phillips Idowu makes season debut in China

Athletics: Miller and Kampf take respective men's and women's titles at USA 1 Mile Road Championships

(IAAF) Athletics: The pressure of nine, or the pressure of 1.3 billion? Hurdlers speak in Shanghai – Samsung Diamond League

(Independent) Athletics: Dennison up for pole vault rivalry
Kate Dennison claims losing her British pole-vault record to 20-year-old Holly Bleasdale has provided all the motivation she needs going into the Olympics

(BBC) Athletics: Peter Elliott eyes return to Olympic middle-distance glory days

Multisport: Introduction – A change in view of hydration

(Your South Memphis) Athletics: St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon sells out in record time

(Digital Journal) Multisport: Timex Marathon GPS Offers A Sub-$100 Pacing GPS For Runners, Cyclists and Outdoor Sports

(Chronicle Herald) Athletics: Past marathon winner nurses injury
Blue Nose three-peat could now be in jeopardy

(Science of Sport) Athletics: Olympic buzz - Merritt speaks on Pistorius

(WSJ) Athletics: Going for Gold—or Whatever
The Secret to an Aging Olympian's Endurance: Don't Let Training Get in the Way of Fun .

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(AC) Athletics: Canada names six for Panamerican Combined Events Cup in nation’s capital

(BBC) Athletics: LaShawn Merritt & Jessica Hardy target Olympic redemption

Triathlon: Fierce competition at TriStar Salzkammergut 2012

Triathlon: The Early Bird To Kick Of The Local Triathlon Season

(RRW) Athletics: Deep Fields Highlight USATF High Performance Meet at Occidental College

Athletics: Exciting Elite Athlete Pool to Compete in the 48th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

(RWire) Athletics: Benoit Samuelson, Audain to Participate in Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Activities

(RWire) Athletics: Reyes, McLarty Win Santa Barbara Wine County Half Marathon

(RWire) Athletics: Olympian Kara Goucher to Run Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon

Athletics: 16 more top HS athletes added to adidas Dream Mile, 100

(IOL) Drugs in Sport: Bitter Johnson hits out at Carl Lewis

(RWire) Athletics: Olympic Silver Medalist, Course Record Holder, Boston Marathon Champ at 101st Bay to Breakers

( Triathlon: Ironman Lanzarote 2012 - The Heat is On, Or Maybe Not
A pre-race course preview of one of the world's most challenging Ironman races

Athletics: Kampf, Miller challenge for USA 1 Mile Road titles

Athletics: Colorado's 'Run the Ranches' Trail Running Series Announces 2012 Dates

(Runner's World) Athletics: World’s Best Milers Flock to Pre Classic

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Triplejumper Yamilé Aldama - video profile
Triplejumper Yamilé Aldama shows Barry Glendenning Barnet Copthall in north London and tells him about her nightmare decade; her reasons for jumping for Sudan; and what makes her, at the age of 39, get out of bed on a Sunday morning to push a Volkswagen around a car park

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(ESW) Triathlon: Conrad Stoltz Ready to Defend ITU Cross Tri World Title & XTERRA Southeast Championship

Athletics: Felix named USATF Athlete of the Week

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Top marathoner drops out of Ottawa 10K

Athletics: Determined U.S. Field Gearing Up For 34th Freihofer’s Run For Women 5K On June 2nd In Albany, New York

Athletics: Stellar Masters Division Announced For 34th Annual Freihofer’s Run For Women 6/2 In Albany, NY

(National Post) Athletics: Cardiac arrest and running - The bigger risk is not racing at all

(Chronicle Herald) Athletics: Despite numbers, Blue Nose Marathon is still a work in progress

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiprop-Kiplagat rematch in Eugene - Samsung Diamond League

(RRW) Athletics: Half-Marathons This Weekend on Both Coasts Feature Top Americans

(Running Times) Athletics: Economical Running
What running economy really is and what you can do about yours

(Capital FM) Athletics: Wanjiru - the pain is no less one year on

( Triathlon: Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca Recap
Michael Raelert keeps the title in the family

(Standard Examiner) Athletics: Marathon heart-attack deaths rise

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(ESPN) Athletics: Sprint champ Bailey charged with drunken driving

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Hooker - I needed to hit rock bottom
Hitting rock bottom six months before the London Games was the best thing that could have happened to Steve Hooker, the Olympic pole vault champion said, after climbing out of an abyss of self-doubt to qualify last week

Athletics: Beach Running World Championships Set For Sunday, October 21

Athletics: Dayron Robles joins adidas Grand Prix hurdles field

(RRW) Athletics: Fast 1500 Highlights Last Chance Meet at Swarthmore College

Athletics: Ottawa Marathon – event records in jeopardy

Athletics: Running in Support of a Teammate
Ottawa Athletic Club Athlete To Run San Francisco Marathon As A Member Of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Of Canada's Team In Training In Support Of Teammate

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Wanjiru - the Pain Is No Less One Year On

(Running Network) Athletics: Olympic Silver Medalist, Course Record Holder, & former Boston Marathon Champ Face-off for glory in 101st running of the Bay to Breakers

(Guardian) Athletics: 50 stunning Olympic moments No30 - Zola Budd's rise and fall in 1984
The barefoot 5,000m runner was given the chance to compete in Los Angeles, but a dream opportunity turned to disaster

(Running Times) Athletics: "Eleven Wretched Women"
What really happened in the first Olympic women's 800m

(Sport Live) Athletics: Van Deventer's late bid
After three bad breaks in as many years, Juan van Deventer flies to Europe tonight in a late bid to qualify for the London Olympics.

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: The world waking up to Canada’s track and field league

(Independent) Athletics: Home fans happy to egg Jessica Ennis on to summer success
Heptathlete warms up for big Götzis event with a poor javelin performance but charms county crowd

(Fox12) Athletics: More than 20 bands to jam at PDX Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

( Triathlon: Julie Moss and Kathleen McCartney Returning to Kona
Two Big Island orignals are coming home to race the 30th anniversary event

(NY Times) Athletics: Can Runners Have ‘Too Many Miles on the Tires’?

(NY Times) Triathlon: Australian Triathlete Hospitalized with Suspected Case of Tuberculosis

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Frustrated Wanjiru wanted to take up Qatari citizenship: ‘The New Yorker’

(RRW) Athletics: Marathon Stars to Clash at Bupa Great Manchester Run

Psychology: Avoid Thinking (too much!)

Life: Motivate Canada
Leah Larocque's Column

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Athletics: First Lady joins with USATF, USOC and NGBs to get kids active

Athletics: Best-selling author releases new edition of beloved running book

Athletics: Thousands to Gather for the 7th Annual Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K

(Tampa Bay Times) Athletics: Tourism officials pleased with economic impact of St. Petersburg Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Athletics: Devers, O'Brien, Temple, Connolly selected to U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Athletics: NTL news - Ashton Eaton confirmed for Harry Jerome; Walter Dix to race in Edmonton

Results from the St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester 5K Run/Walk

(EAA) Athletics: Schlangen, Bayer and Spank look to boost Germany's medal tally in Helsinki
Germany has a good chance to stand on top of the medal table at a European Athletics Championships for the first time since reunification in 1990 thanks to an ever increasing number of their top athletes being determined to make their mark in Helsinki this summer

(FirstPost) Health and Fitness: Athletes’ sudden deaths expose big knowledge gaps

(The Star) Athletics: Geoffrey Mutai feels let down by team selectors

(Chicago Tribune) Olympics: For USOC boss, it's simple math: Revenue conceded to IOC would come from athletes
Blackmun rejects idea of asking for government funding

(Calgary Herald) Athletics: 'Young guns' set pace at 35th Sport Check Mother's Day Run and Walk
Willy Kimisop, Benard Onsare claim top spots at biggest race in Calgary; Lisa Harvey storms back to win women's 10-k

(Sudbury Star) Athletics: Sudbury Rocks keeps rolling

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Triple jump champion Olsson retires
Swedish Olympic triple jump champion Christian Olsson has said he was retiring after injury put an end to his plans for a comeback at the London Games later this year

(RWire) Athletics: Medtronic TC 1 Mile Features Olympic Hopefuls

(RWire) Athletics: Autumn Ray Wins Inaugural Thelma & Louise Half Marathon

(RWire) Athletics: Meucci Masters UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

(Guardian) Athletics: Jessica Ennis battles the wind to win county javelin and shot titles
Sheffield heptathlete disappointed with javelin distance

(CBC) Athletics: Woman collapses in 10K race
Despite medical emergency and organizers' squabbles, event raises nearly $2M

(Star-Tribune) Athletics: Runner Frank Shorter is still on stride
The iconic marathoner who helped launched the running boom with his 1972 Olympic medal has never lost his love for the sport

(Myrtle Beach Online) Athletics: Divas running wild in North Myrtle Beach next weekend

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(The Star) Athletics:Sporting Life runner in life-threatening condition after finish-line collapse

(Sunday Nation) Athletics: Kiprop recovers from typhoid to beat Cheromei

(Business Daily) Athletics: Female marathoners promise to bring home Olympics gold

(Times of Malta) Athletics: I’m back, Gatlin warns after Doha victory

(Northlands News Center) Athletics: Ex-Olympian Says Goucher is Medal Threat

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Not An Easy Road In London This Summer

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Oh no, Asafa! - Sprinter blames jetlag for loss to resurgent Gatlin

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Nick Willis running all the way to London

(Daily Mail) Athletics: The REAL reason marathon woman deserves a medal: Let down by her ex when she needed him most... and how she found happiness with her husband

(Independent IE) Athletics: Irish Marathon saga runs on for far too long

(Eurosport UK) Triathlon: London 2012 - Brownlee wins in brother's absence
Jonathan Brownlee made it a British double as he kicked off his season with a dominant victory at the World Triathlon Series in San Diego
(Washington Post) Brownlee Wins San Diego Triathlon; Kemper, Huerta Grab US Olympic spots

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Chambers sixth in return race
British sprinter Dwain Chambers finished an unimpressive sixth on Saturday in his first 100 metres race since regaining Olympic eligibility

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiprop dashes Cheromei’s hopes while Chimsa lives up to expectations in Prague

(Daily Mail) Athletics: 40 years on, Mary Peters says Munich is still weeping... how terrorism scarred the Olympics

(IAAF) Athletics: Obiri polishes off opponents in Nairobi

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Jackson backs 'wiser' Farah
olin Jackson insists Mo Farah has become a much wiser man and has backed him to bring home Team GB’s first London 2012 track gold medal this summer.

Kirkland Half Marathon & 5K - Kirkland, WA

Mothers Day 5K - St. Paul, MN

Sporting LIfe 10K - Toronto, ON

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(Mass. Market) Athletics: New Balance fights to keep Vietnam tariffs – and New England manufacturing jobs

(Yahoo) Athletics: 2012 Marathon Olympian Desiree Davila is Excited to See How Far She Can Go

(Saturday Nation) Athletics: Rudisha, Jelimo throw down gauntlet

Athletics: Cherobon-Bawcom takes women's USA 25 km title in American Record; Joseph Chirlee wins men's title

(RRW) Athletics: Meucci Takes Healthy Kidney 10-K Crown

Triathlon: Aquaphor Announces Title Sponsorship Of The New York City Triathlon

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 - Kenenisa Bekele targets historic 10,000m Olympic treble
Ethiopia's double Olympic champion believes Mo Farah is 'a great athlete in great shape' but he is determined to win a record third 10,000m gold at the London Games

(IAAF) Athletics: Middle distance magic highlights hot results in Doha – Samsung Diamond League

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Osagie hits Olympic standard in Doha
Andrew Osagie produced the stand-out British performance as he clocked an 800m personal best and achieved the Olympic qualifying standard at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha

(RRW) Athletics: Olympians Set to Battle at UAE Healthy Kidney 10-K

Athletics: News and Notes, Volume 12, Number 17

Athletics: Marine Corps Historic Half Celebrates Five Years

Multisport: Triathlon America Expands Opportunities for Businesses Globally and Renames Organization Triathlon Business International

Athletics: Free Shuttle Service Available for Historic Half Participants, Spectators

(Guardian) Athletics: Justin Gatlin beats Asafa Powell in the Diamond League 100m in Doha
2004 Olympic champion won by 0.01sec, in 9.87sec - Sprinter aims to challenge Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake
(Telegraph) London 2012 Olympics: Justin Gatlin lays down Games gauntlet to Asafa Powell at Doha meeting
Justin Gatlin overcame the steamy desert heat and a poor start to run down a tiring Asafa Powell in the closing stages of the men's 100 metres for victory in 9.87 seconds in the season-opening Diamond League meeting on Friday night
(Independent) Gatlin edges Powell after running 9.87

ALS 5K / 10K - Miami, FL

Day Before Mother's Day Duathlon - Ottawa, ON
Day Before Mother's Day Runs - Ottawa, ON

(35th) Fifth Third River Bank 25K - Grand Rapids, MI
USA Men's & Women's Championships

I-Drive 5K - Orlando, FL

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half - Santa Ynez, CA

(Inaugural) Thelma & Louise Half Marathon - Moab, UT

UAE Healthy Kidney 10K - New York, NY

Where's Franktown Races - Franktown, ON

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>Triathlon: HITS Triathlon Series debuts in New York State

Triathlon: TriStar Rio de Janeiro brings to Brazil a new concept of Triathlon Events

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bekele back from injury to eye Olympic double

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Ndereba Passes the Olympics Baton

(CBC) Athletics: Live Streaming of Dimaond Ledague Doha at Nonn (EDT)

(Bloomberg) Triathlon: New York City Triathlon Signs Title Sponsorship with Aquaphor

Athletics: Diamond League series begins today on CBC featuring Felicien, George, Holder and Lopes-Schliep

(IAAF) Athletics: Abshero joins Gebrselassie and Makau in Manchester

(This is Oxfordshire) Athletics: Legend Bannister to set off half marathon

(BT) Triathlon: Triathlon dreams on the line in San Diego

(Newstalk 1010) Athletics: Road Closures for Sporting Life 10K on Sunday

(Media Week) Athletics: hits ad revenue record

(NY Daily News) Athletics: Bangalore's 10k race to see elite athletes

(Guardian) Athletics: 50 stunning Olympic moments No29 - Michael Johnson's 200m gold in 1996
Johnson made history and became the only man to win both the Olympic 400m and 200m – and his 19.32sec run in the latter was a performance of generational greatness

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Usain Bolts From Girl
Sources say athlete ends relationship with Slovakian designer

(Capital FM) Athletics: Bekele re-loaded, ready to charge

(Richmond Review) Athletics: A Runner's Mind - The BMO Vancouver Marathon is Canada’s largest destination marathon

(CTV) Athletics: Perdita vs. Priscilla Rekindled in Qatar

(Guardian) Athletics: Angelo Taylor and LaShawn Merritt dismiss Dai Greene's 'trash-talking'
For a man who is not even running at this Diamond League meet in Doha, Wales's Greene has been attracting a lot of attention

( Triathlon: Fast Racing Expected in Mallorca
Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca: The second edition of the European season opener starts set to go with 2,300 participants, Volker Boch reports
Ironman Lake Placid Spotlight
Olympic village gets ready to host Ironman event again this July 22, 2012

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Kenyan speedster set to run Ottawa Race Weekend 10K

(Digital Journal) Athletics: Pasadena Marathon Will Draw Thousands to the Crown City on May 20

Athletics: GoodLife Fitness Sets the Pace

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(RIA Novosti) Athletics: Putin Marks 75th Birthday of Controversial Athlete
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated triple Olympic gold medal winning athlete Tamara Press, renowned for controversy about her gender, on her 75th birthday in a statement Thursday

(RWire) Athletics: 2012 State of the Sport - Part I: Growth of Women's Running

Athletics: Additions & Changes On Tap For 2013 State Farm Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend Early Bird Priced Registration Now Open For All Race Distances

Athletics: Volunteers Needed for Grandma's Marathon

Multisport: CEO Challenges acquired by Life Time Fitness

(RRW) Athletics: Irish Miler O'Lionaird Joins Oregon Track Club Elite

Athletics: Multiple world-record holder confirmed for Ottawa 10K race

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Every second counts
Sky Sports examines four main innovations which will be bringing new levels of precision to London 2012

(Yahoo) Athletics Two U.S. Collegiate Runners May Be Canada's Top Olympians in the Men's 10,000 Meters

(IAAF) Athletics: Blake blazes to 9.84 and Jeter runs 11.04 at Cayman Invitational

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: London 2012 - Pole vaulter Hooker in crisis move
Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker will bid to haul himself out of a crisis of confidence before the London Games at a disused warehouse in Perth on Friday in front of an exclusive crowd of athletes and officials, all with their fingers crossed

(El Paso Times) Athletics: El Paso Marathon opens 2013 registration; free shirts for first 100

(Chronicle Herald) Athletics: Blue Nose Marathon works to improve traffic flow

(Running Times) Athletics: From Kapsabet to American Champion
The unlikely story of Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, the U.S.'s newest sub-2:30 marathoner

(TFAAB) AThletics: How Much Money Do Track and Field Athletes Make?

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Robles to make US debut next month
Cuba's Olympic hurdling champion Dayron Robles will race in the United States for the first time next month, according to sources

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 - Dwain Chambers to compete over 150m in Manchester
Chambers to run in Powerade Great CityGames on 20 May - Will take on the double world silver medallist Walter Dix

(IAAF) Athletics: Makau to face Gebrselassie in Manchester

(IAAF) Athletics: Culson vs Jackson and Robles vs Richardson in Ponce - Preview - IAAF World Challenge

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: 'I need to win ... and run fast' - Usain charts route to legendary status

(New Vision) Athletics: Is She a He? Fury over athlete's gender at Namboole

( Triathlon: St. Croix 70.3: A look back in pictures
Lee Gruenfeld recaps the day of racing in St. Croix

(Yahoo) Athletics: Olympic History - The Last Five Men to Win the Marathon

(Washington Business Journal) Athletics: Nike planning half marathon in D.C.

(ESW) Triathlon: Top-Flight International Field Headed to ITU World Triathlon San Diego

Athletics: Brown-Trafton named USATF Athlete of the Week

Athletics: Historic Half Debuts Runner Tracking through Social Media

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(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Video - Ethiopians gather for Olympic training

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: David Rudisha seeks relay duel with Usain Bolt
Two of the greatest runners in history could go head to head in the 4x400m relay final at the London Olympics, Rudisha for the Kenya team and Bolt for Jamaica

Multisport: 2012 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Announces Volkswagen As Official Automotive Partner & Sponsor Of The Volkswagen 26.2 Bike Tour

(RRW) Athletics: Lagat, Simpson, Centrowitz Healine American Middle Distance Fields at AGP

(Guardian) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius - video profile
Runner Oscar Pistorius hopes to become the only person to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics in London 2012. Pistorius talks to Barry Glendenning about growing up in South Africa, his 'lucky breaks' in rugby, how his recent boating accident helped his focus, and a common bond he shares with illusionists Siegfried & Roy

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012: Athletes must fight for place - Steve Cram

(Telegraph) Athletics: Puffing and wheezing in the footsteps of Roger Bannister
A dramatic enactment of that record-breaking sub-four-minute mile at the Iffley Road running track in Oxford has been organised to mark the Olympic Games

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Olympic sprinters wary of gun
In a matter of milliseconds Usain Bolt's aura of invincibility was shattered, not by a rival sprinter but by two sharp cracks of the starter's pistol

(USA Today) Drugs in Sport: IOC likely to retest Athens samples for dopers

Multisport: Ourcast Launches Real-Time Mobile Weather App That Predicts Rain, Snow With Unprecedented Accuracy

Triathlon: Olympic Athletes Expected to Race Series Events to Prepare for London 2012

( Triathlon: Ironman 70.3 Mallorca Field Gets Ready
A strong European contingent will descend on beautiful Mallorca for Saturday's race

(NPR) Athletics: Marathoner Died From Heart Disease

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(Running Times) Athletics: London's Olympics - 1908 & 1948
The stories of the first two London Olympiads as we anticipate the third

(NY Times) Athletics: Decathlon History Is His in the Making

Athletics: Grandma’s Marathon and Twin Cities In Motion Continue $10,000 Bonus for Marathon Sweep

Multisport: Shock Absorber Introduces the Most Advanced Sports Bra on the Market

Athletics: Elite roster for 10K race shapes up

(IAAF) Athletics: Nine more medallists added to New York cast – Samsung Diamond League

(Chronicle Herald) Athletics: Blue Nose Marathon numbers could pass 12,000

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Turn Off The Jumbotron!
I felt good, I was running fast. Then, as everybody does, I kind of glanced up at the big JumboTron and I see this little guy over my shoulder. I was like, ‘Oh my god!’ I had to pick up the pace.” – Andrew Wheating, May 6, 2012 after winning the Oregon Twilight 1500 over Dorian Ulrey.

(Guardian) Athletics: 50 stunning Olympic moments No28: Dick Fosbury introduces 'the flop'
His revolutionary technique struck gold in Mexico 1968 but four years later Dick Fosbury failed to qualify for the Munich games

(Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Dwain Chambers: I don't expect an easy ride at the Olympics
Sprinter aims to 'repay trust' after drug ban overturned - Chambers fastest British 100m runner but yet to qualify

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Shalane Flanagan chases Olympic marathon dream

Athletics: adidas Grand Prix to feature top 1500-meter Americans

(Independent) Athletics: Lightning Usain Bolt sends reminder of supremacy

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Athletics: Brown-Trafton sets Discus American Record

Athletics: McNees departs USATF

Olympics: Universal Sports Network’s Countdown Hits the Track with Sprinters Allyson Felix and Justin Gatlin as well as a Mother’s Day Tribute Featuring Gymnast Jordyn Wieber’s Mother

Athletics: 40th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Was One For The Record Books

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Brendan Kenny repeats as Toronto Marathon champion

(RWire) Athletics: EventBrite Offers Full Service Registration Solutions for Endurance Events

(The Cloloradoan) Athletics: Ryan Donovan wins Colorado Marathon with a heavy heart

(Hamilton Spectator) Athletics: Toronto marathon and Mississauga marathon? Runners forced to choose

(RWire) Athletics: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Debuts New Winners Medallion Made from Elephant Dung

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Pozzi, Clarke reach Olympic standard
Andrew Pozzi and Lawrence Clarke both claimed the London 2012 qualifying standard at the BUCS Championship but they still face a tough battle for a return trip to the Olympic Stadium this summer

(RWire) Athletics: Alison Sweeney to Run Marine Corps Historic Half

(RWire) Athletics: Reyes, Bea Win Flying Pig Marathon

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Stars Andrew Wheating and De’Anthony Thomas are stellar at Oregon Twilight
Wheating and Thomas make their season and Oregon debuts, respectively, in preparation for bigger meets

( Triathlon: Hoffman and Kessler Win in St. George
Dominating wins mark a tough day of racing in Utah
Tough, Tough Day in St. Croix
Naeth, Potts Prevail, Barry Siff Reports
Ambrose and Mitchell blaze to Ironman Australia wins
Nick Munting reports on an exciting day of racing down under

(680 News) Athletics: Etobicoke man wins Mississauga Marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Teacher wins Toronto marathon for 2nd straight year

(Vanouver Sun) Athletics: Vancouver Marathon 2012 - Gezahgn Eshetu of Ethiopia wins
( Eshetu, Greenwood winners at Vancouver marathon

Athletics: Moulton, Bourne Win 2012 Cox Sports Marathon

Athletics: Prague to host 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt delights 25,000 fans with world's fastest 100 metres in first outing of season
Against a deafening din of shrieking mini-vuvuzuelas and thousands of yellow plastic tubes being beaten in unison, Usain Bolt perched on his haunches at trackside in Kingston’s National Stadium, holding his golden-soled electric green spikes and looking just a little fed up

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(Market Watch) Athletics: Impressive International Field Competes at Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Kenyan James Kirwa Edges out Top Pack of Elite Male Runners in Last Seconds of Race

(CKNW) Athletics: Ethiopian wins Vancouver marathon

(Sports Illustrated) Triathlon: Armstrong finishes 3rd in St. Croix triathlon

( Athletics: Campanelli shocked by Mississauga Marathon win

(The Star) Athletics: GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon - 15,000 runners hit the pavement
Brendan Kenny has won the Toronto marathon — again

Athletics: Joseph Kiptum and Natalya Puchkova take Hanover after thrilling finishes

(WLWT) Athletics: Sergio Reyes, Rachel Bea Win Flying Pig Marathon
Win Is Second For Reyes

(AGI) Athletics: Kenyan Vitor Kiprono wins European Marathon in Trieste

(Post-Gazette) Athletics: Pittsburgh half-marathon winners set records
Race being run in "nearly perfect" weather conditions

Athletics: Kenya’s newcomer Dennis Kimetto breaks world record in BIG 25 Berlin

(DNA) Athletics: London Olympics - Sprinting's kingmaker keeps eyes on the prize

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Liu storms to Kawasaki win
110m hurdle star Liu Xiang showed that he is in fine form by storming to victory at the Kawasaki Grand Prix

(The Republic) Athletics: Jamaica International Invitational gives stage to home hero Usain Bolt
(BBC) London 2012: Usain Bolt opens year with Kingston win
(Guardian) Usain Bolt gears up for London 2012 with fastest 100m of the year
Olympic champion powers home in 9.82 seconds in Jamaica - Bolt's training partner Yohan Blake clocks 19.91 in 200m
(Jamaica Observer) Fast start! Bolt clocks world-leading 9.82 at JII Meet
(The Gleaner) Sizzling 100m run by Bolt; Jeter also wins in world-leading time
Yohan Blake runs world leading 200m

(Guardian) Athletics: The rise of performance-enhancing genes
A single 'super' gene can make a dramatic difference to an athlete's performance. But is that fair?

(Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Olympic 100m final, Seoul 1988 – in pictures
At the time one of the most eagerly anticipated athletics events ever, the race is now regarded rather differently because of the drugs offences committed by a number of the participants. Here's what happened to each of the finishers

( Triathlon: St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Preview - Unrelenting
Barry Siff Reports on the tough day of racing we're expecting in St. Croix
Record field Tackles SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton 2012
Hodge and Sheedy-Ryan take overall titles in Western Australian 70.3 event
Ironmanlife: Andrew MacNaughton
Kevin Mackinnon looks back on a former triathlon cycling phenom

Blue Cross Broad Street Run - Philadelphia, PA

BMO Vancouver Marathon - BC

CareFirst Frederick Running Festival - Frederick, MD

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon - PA

Divas Half-Marathon at San Francisco Bay - CA

Goodlife Toronto Marathon - Toronto, ON

Heels & Hills Half-Marathon - Irving, TX

New Jersey Marathon - Long Branch, NJ

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(Oregon Live) Athletics: What's next for Lopez Lomong? At this point, it's unclear

(Washington Examnier) Athletics:Kenyan Towett wins 500 Festival 13K amid humidity
(Indy Star) 500 Mini-Marathon: Kenyan is 1st finisher; officials issue yellow flag
35,000 run, walk in 13.1-mile race from Downtown to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Military Park

(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: African runners give Vancouver Marathon a boost
Kenyan champ to defend title, others overcome obstacles to travel to B.C.
(The Province) Vancouver BMO Marathon: Battle between African favourites

(IAAF) Athletics: Kiplagat impresses with 1:44.8 win in Nairobi

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Grabarz gunning for London
He may have the Olympic A standard safely in his locker but high jumper Robbie Grabarz is adamant he won't rest on his laurels in his bid to secure London 2012 qualification

(Wired) Health and Fitness: Study Reveals Joggers Live 5 Years Longer

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Little-known distance runner Levins turns heads with blistering 10,000

(ESW) Triathlon: Fourteen Americans to Chase Olympic Berths at ITU World Triathlon San Diego

Athletics: Justin Rodhe ruled eligible by IAAF for Olympic Games

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Powell out of Jamaica meet
Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell has withdrawn from Saturday's Jamaica International invitational with a groin injury, ending any shot at racing against Usain Bolt, his agent said on Friday

(Guardian) Athletics: How watching Carl Lewis led Greg Rutherford to equal British record
Long jump mark of 8.35m achieved with tailwind in San Diego - Take-off technique mirrors that of the legendary American

(Guardian) Athletics: Justine Kinney writes her way into 2012 Olympic (pub quiz) history
Runner breaks Olympic stadium record … er … by winning first ever race at new London Olympic stadium

Capital City Half Marathon - Columbus, OH

Greenland Trail Races - Larkspur, CO

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon - Indianapolis, IN

Wakefield Covered Bridge Run - Wakefield, QC

Wild West Adventure Race - Dallas, TX

Wisconsin Marathon - Kenosha, WI

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Triathlon: Challenge Roth announces pro field

Health and Fitness: Cardiovascular Research Studying Runners Launches at Pittsburgh Marathon

Triathlon: HITS Triathlon Series debuts in central Texas and notches Marble Falls as a must for 2013

(BBC) Athletics: Greg Rutherford equals British long jump record

Athletics: Course records targeted, experienced Leah Malot meets Katrin Dörre-Heinig’s daughter Katharina

(Running Times) Athletics: Running For the 99 Percent
Do races have a responsibility to be affordable to more income groups?

(NY Times) Ultra Running: Some Like It Hot
Would you sign up for a 250-kilometer race through the Sahara?
(IAAF) Athletics: Bolt and Blake the buzz in Kingston - Preview - IAAF World Challenge

(Indy Star) Athletics: Mini-Marathon - Preparation tips for warm weather

(WebWire) Multisport: signs $4 million investment deal with California based La Jolla Holding Company

(Guardian) Athletics: 50 stunning Olympic moments No 27 - Ann Packer wins 800m in 1964
Ann Packer is in an elite group of British women who have won Olympic gold in track and field

(Journal-Sentinel) Athletics: Injury delays Solinsky's Olympic dream
Chris Solinsky was running great, with an eye toward the Summer Olympics in London. Then, a serious hamstring injury changed his plans

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Shoemaker Wolverine foots $2B bill for Collective Brands

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Vancouver marathon aims for place on world stage

(Guardian) Athletics: Dwain Chambers invited to race against Usain Bolt in Czech Republic
Chambers just received all clear to race in Olympics - Ostrava Golden Spike meeting set for 25 May

( Triathlon: Ironman St. George Preview
The last full distance Ironman event in St. George takes place on Saturday
Australian Duo Tipped for Victory in Port Macquarie
2012 URBAN Hotel Group Ironman Port Macquarie takes place on Sunday
Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket: Hot Racing under the Thai Sun
Twenty-five qualifying spots to Vegas on offer at December 2 event
A top field gathers for SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton
A busy weekend of racing down under begins with the second annual SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton

(Vancouver Couroer) Athletics: Jock and Jill: Standards and practices
Women long distance runners appeal Canadian requirements for London Olympics

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: US Olympian miscounts laps in 5k race

(Independent) Athletics: Crystal Palace date for Mo Farah
World champion Mo Farah will compete over 5,000 metres at the London Grand Prix in July. The Crystal Palace meeting, which takes place on 13 July, will be the distance runner's last event before the Olympics

(Guardian) Athletics: Jermaine Gonzales - I want my race to send a message to LaShawn Merritt
People have been trying to worry me with reports about my rivals – I want my rivals to be worried about me

(BBC) Athletics: London 2012 - Barbara Parker bidding for two Olympic finals

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Athletics: "My Most Memorable Mile" Essay Contest

Athletics: Cooling the Body is Key to Sustainable Human Energy

Athletics: UPMC Offers Last-Minute Tips to Pittsburgh Marathon Runners

Athletics: Helsinki 2012 will be spectacular curtain-raiser for Olympic Games, says President Wirz

(RRW) Athletics: Boston Champion Korir to Star at Chicago Marathon

(RWire) Athletics: Benoit Samuelson Headline Speaker at Mankato Marathon

(RRW) Athletics: Silver Medallist Willis to Focus on 1500m

(RWire) Athletics: Hartford Marathon Foundation Recognizes Inspirational Athletes

(RWire) Athletics: Houston Marathon Committee Expands Run for a Reason Charity Program

Athletics: New name and new distance as Kenya’s Newcomer Dennis Kimetto goes for 25 k in Berlin

(Reuters) Athletics: Makau rues omission from Kenyan marathon team

(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: Vancouver Marathon registration up, but field of elite runners remains small
Redesigned course attracts 22 per cent more sign-ups for the race but the Olympics, injuries and visa problems cut numbers at the top

( Triathlon: St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Preview
Barry Siff reports on this weekend's race in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens Spotlight
Picturesque race site gears up for seventh edition of Ironman 70.3 event

(Guardian) Health and Fitness: We all sweat – get over it, women
Obsessed by the appearance-enhancing properties of sport, even in the gym women can be afraid to break into a sweat

(Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Helder Ornelas becomes first victim of athlete biological passport
Portuguese long-distance runner banned for four years - IAAF acclaims success of athlete biological passport

(BBC) Athletics: Great Britain's Mo Farah to run 5,000m at London Grand Prix

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics - Lord Coe says stadium is on track to break records
Lord Coe believes world records could tumble in London this summer thanks to the intimate layout of the Olympic Stadium, which brings spectators very close to the running track

Athletics: USATF News and Notes, Volume 12, Number 15

Athletics: Athletics Canada confirms full funding for NACAC U-23 Championships team

Athletics: Quotes from today's adidas Grand Prix teleconference with Jason Richardson and Aries Merritt

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Athletics: Lopes-Schliep and Mason hit Olympic standards in Guadeloupe

Athletics: 4 World Champions added to adidas Grand Prix lineup

Athletics: You Can Make A Difference In The Lives of People Who Stutter!

Athletics: Nearly 6,000 to Compete in Fifth Annual Cox Providence Rhode Races This Weekend

Athletics: Wesley Korir Targets His Fifth Consecutive Bank of America Chicago Marathon After Stunning Victory in Boston

(EAA) Athletics: The Netherlands' Martina runs European-leading 200m

(NY Times) Athletics: Paths to the Marathon in a Small Kenyan Town
The town of Iten, Kenya, which is in the Great Rift Valley, 8,000 feet above sea level, has become a training ground for elite marathon runners

Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon on Pace to Break Records

(The Province) Athletics:How a great event grew greater- by the decade
In 1972, the very first running of the Vancouver Marathon took place. It was called the "British Columbia Marathon".

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Marathoners to Athletics Canada - Spare us two minutes

(Eurosport UK) Athletics: Tragic runner buried next to brother
Claire Squires, the runner who collapsed and died during the final mile of the London Marathon, has been buried next to her brother at a private ceremony in Leicestershire

(Irish Times) Athletics: Marathon delay troubling athletes

(Guardian) Athletics: Stockholm 1912 set the gold standard for the modern Olympics
Great Britain's leading athletes of a century ago included a man who would later win the Nobel Peace prize

( Triathlon: PRO Chasing The Dream

( Athletics: For runners, BMO Vancouver Marathon ranks high

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May Running Trivia and Pegasus Quiz

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Radcliffe counting on familiar finish to help her to Olympic marathon glory

(RRW) Athletics: Long Distance Relay to Honor Fallen Athlete, Raise Funds

Athletics: Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon Is On Its Mark, Set, And Ready To Go!

(The Lookout News) Athletics: Santa Monica Track Club Eyes Olympic Gold, Backing to Keep Running

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Tragic marathon runner Claire Squires 'KNEW she suffered from irregular heartbeat'
Refused to let it stop her keeping fit and fundraising

(Independent) Drugs in Sport: 'Hysterical' BOA loses battle over Chambers
WADA attacks British body after bylaw ruled invalid freeing up drug cheats for selection

(Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: London 2012 Olympics - banned British athlete Carl Myerscough will take Team GB place if selected
Exclusive: Carl Myerscough, the shot putter and discus thrower who has been banned from the Olympics since he tested positive for anabolic steroids in 1999, last night broke his silence over the issue when he described the news that he was now free to compete in London as a weight being lifted from his shoulders:

(Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: London 2012 Olympics - training partner Asafa Powell praises the work ethic of Britain's Dwain Chambers
There are two ways of looking at the value Dwain Chambers will undoubtedly add to British sprinting, and in particular to the country’s chances of a relay medal, now that he has been cleared to compete at this summer’s Olympics

(Eurosport UK) Drugs in Sport: London 2012 - USADA: Life ban overrule only fair
A ruling that would allow British drug offenders Dwain Chambers and David Millar to compete in the London Olympics is the right one, and sends a "strong and powerful statement" regarding the World Anti-Doping Agency's authority, according to the USADA chief executive

( Triathlon: Ironman Looks Back: Robert Verhelst
A profile of this Ironman Foundation Fundraiser was originally posted on September 16, 2011

(IAAF) Athletics: Bekele and Farah to clash in Eugene - Samsung Diamond League

(Capital FM) Athletics: History on the horizon for Brimin
Despite being one of the country’s most accomplished Olympians and championship war horse, Brimin Kipruto shuns the limelight like a plague

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport: Lifetime ban for doping - A debate continued

(680 News) Athletics: Toronto Marathon this weekend

(Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Lord Moynihan urges reform of Wada as revenge for anti-doping defeat
BOA chairman says ruling was 'hollow victory' for agency - British want minimum four-year ban for serious offences

(Guardian) Athletics: Hannah England - 'Athletics is all I think of - it's like being in love'
As the 1500m restores its reputation the world silver medallist from Oxford draws strength from Britain's hard-line heroines

(Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Now more athletes will be willing to take the risk of doping
As a sportsman and a sports fan it infuriates me that legal technicalities appear to have got in the way of what seems to me to be a clear case of moral right and wrong

(Telegraph) Athletics: London 2012 Olympics - Julia Bleasdale makes Games breakthrough as she goes fifth fastest on all-time UK list
Julia Bleasdale, an unheralded 30 year-old whose previous most notable performance in a British vest was her 13th-place finish at the European Cross-Country Championships in December, has taken a giant stride towards the London Olympics after a stunning 10,000 metres breakthrough in California

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