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  April 21, 2015:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

Athletics: Caroline Rotich Sprints to Victory in 119th Boston Marathon

Athletics: Lelisa Desisa Wins Second Boston Marathon Crown In Three Year Span

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Fastest Canadian at the Boston Marathon is a Quebec lawyer who started running marathons last year
Philippe Viau-Dupuis, 32, completed the Boston Marathon in just 2 hours 21 minutes 16 seconds Monday. He battled strong headwinds, rain and cold to place 23rd in the gruelling race.

(The Standard) Athletics: Third Bite At The Cherry: Keitany seeks fast times in Sunday's London Marathon

(RRW) Athletics: Desisa, Rotich Win Tactical Battles at Wet and Windy Boston Marathon

(USA Today) Athletics: The Boston Marathon elite women's competition had an epic finish

(Washington Post) Athletics: Meb Keflezighi surprises Hilary Dionne at Boston Marathon finish line

(IAAF) Athletics: Rotich wins in close finish while Desisa regains Boston Marathon title




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(Boston Herald) Athletics: Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon men's race again
Caroline Rotich wins Boston Marathon women's race
(Boston Globe) Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon for second time
Caroline Rotich wins duel on Boylston Street to win Boston Marathon
(ESPN) Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich win titles at 119th Boston Marathon
Athletics: Desisa, Rotich Victorious at the 2015 Boston Marathon
Ritzenhein (7th place), Linden (4th) lead the American charge; Keflezighi is 8th

Athletics: Hansons-Brooks Runner Des Linden Dominates U.S. Field, Finishes Fourth at 2015 Boston Marathon
Putting it all on the line, Linden earns her place at the top of American marathon running at the 119th Boston Marathon
(Prefontaine Classic) Athletics: Pre Classic 110 Hurdles - Changing of the Guard?
The 41st Prefontaine Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 29-30 at the historic Hayward Field

(VMLM) Athletics: Close finishes in Boston whet the appetite for Sunday’s London Marathon

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt takes first place in Mano a Mano sprint - video
Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt cruises to victory in the Mano a Mano 100-metre sprint challenge in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Bolt pulled away from Ryan Bailey, of the United States, over the last 30 metres to finish in 10.12 seconds, 0.12 seconds clear of the American Olympian. Bolt is next scheduled to race in the World Relays in the Bahamas on 2 and 3 May

(Bangkok Post) Drugs in Sport: Kenya's Edna Kiplagat welcomes tougher drug tests

(IAAF) Athletics: Rudisha, Pearson, Vlasic and Buchel confirmed for Lausanne - IAAF Diamond League

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: The Boston Marathon: Behind the Scenes - Medical support, Infographic courtesy of Abbott

(Outside Online) Athletics: Inside the Effort to Crack the Sub-Two Hour Marathon
A bold, scientist-backed effort to achieve the impossible within the next five years may benefit all runners—even if the goal remains a moonshot

(IAAF) Athletics: Personal bests - Alonso Edward

(WSJ) Athletics: Boston Marathon - Which Countries Have the Fastest Recreational Runners?
European nations lead the way; America is toward the back of the pack

(The Guardian) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe: ‘It’s still a special day. I’ll be doing this marathon for me’
The women’s marathon world-record holder has finally overcome a debilitating foot injury and will allow herself to drink in the memories - good and bad - with the elite club runners in her last meaningful tilt at the London circuit

(NY Times) Athletics: Meb Keflezighi Is Back at the Boston Marathon, This Time as a Superstar

(Competitor) Athletics: Desi Linden, Amy Cragg Ready To Run Fast At Boston
Former teammates and roommates Amy Cragg and Desi Linden are ready heading into today's Boston Marathon

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: How Bad Is Distance Running’s Doping Problem?
After last year’s Boston Marathon winner tested positive, the running community asked: Does Kenya have a doping problem? Does the world?

(Represent Running) Athletics: The Boston Marathon Preview

(Ironman.com) Triathlon: Potts and Piampiano Tops in "The Big Easy"
Andy Potts successfully defended his title while Sarah Piampiano took the women's title at Ochsner IRONMAN New Orleans

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Why Meb Keflezighi will struggle to repeat as Boston Marathon champ

Vancouver Sun) Athletics: "They're tough": Vancouver Sun Run winner Luke Puskedra was worried about Kenyan runners

(Rutland Herald) Athletics: Flanagan, Linden lead US hopes for Boston women’s win

(Mirror) Athletics: Manchester Marathon: Winner of woman's race had NEVER ran any marathon before impressive victory

(Boston Globe) Athletics: A cold, wet Marathon Monday ahead

(ESPN) Athletics: Fernando Cabada inspired by his hometown, cousin and beard in Boston
Anxiety is beginning to take its toll on a barbate Fernando Cabada ahead of Monday’s Boston Marathon.“I think the thing I’m going to be stressing about the whole weekend is if I should keep the beard or not,” quipped Cabada during the elite athlete press conference

(The Standard) Athletics: Chepseba shines in 5000m at Nakuru Safaricom AK series

(AP) Athletics: For Boston winner Meb Keflezighi, a year of thanks

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Kiprop, Chesakit qualify for Beijing World Champs

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Wemali rape case: Police survive accident, bees attack journalist

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(Vancouver Sun) Athletics: Luke Puskedra wins Vancouver Sun Run, Risper Gesabwa tops women's elite division

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Keflezighi "honoured" to endorse Boston 2024 Olympic bid as he prepares Boston Marathon title defence

(SuperSport) Athletics: Bolt wins in Rio but still unhappy
(IAAF) Bolt wins first 100m race of 2015 in Rio

(IAAF) Athletics: Matebor delivers while Stefanowicz surprises in Lodz

(The Guardian) Athletics: Paula Radcliffe deserves rousing send-off in 2015 London Marathon
One of greatest female distance runners in history has the final race of her competitive career and #thankyoupaula is least she has earned

(IAAF) Athletics: Chirchir and Toroitich land Kenyan double in Nagano

(AP) Athletics: 30K runners, 28,200 bananas: Boston Marathon by the numbers

Athletics: Marchant And Gillis Take Toronto Yonge Street 10K Honours
Despite a very strong headwind and cool temperatures for most of the race Lanni Marchant narrowly missed the course record at the Toronto Yonge Street 10k this morning.

Athletics: Cheshari Jacob takes Hannover, second win in a row for Souad Ait Salem at HAJ Hannover Marathon

(Boston Globe*) Drugs in Sport: Drug testing seen as positive step for marathoning

(Track & Field News) Athletics: 2014 Boston Marathon By The Map
Marathon geographer Sean Hartnett, who’ll be tracking race pace carefully on the road from Hopkinton to Beantown on Monday, has crafted an illustrated map, rich with data, on last year's Boston Marathon - won by Meb Keflezighi with a stunning, inspirational performance

(EA) Athletics: New mum Ennis-Hill prepares for her hardest challenge
Jessica Ennis-Hill has not competed for almost two years and she cannot wait to be back out on the track.

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Nick Arciniaga another American hope in Boston Marathon
Shalane Flanagan hopes smarter strategy leads to Boston Marathon win

(IAAF) Athletics: Prandini’s sprint double highlights Mt SAC Relays

Triathlon: USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Welcomes Six Multisport Stars

(IAAF) Athletics: Porter and Schippers impress in Clermont

(IAAF) Athletics: Geremew sets Chinese all-comers’ record in Yangzhou

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: SATV+Ben True Interview, new AR holder at 5k - 13:22 at BAA 5k

(IAAF) Athletics: Liu and Arevalo triumph in Rio Maior

(Punch) Athletics: New IAAF rule -Tough tasks await Okagbare, others

(IAAF) Athletics: Samaai and Mokoka shine at South African Championships

Athletics: Saucony ®Athletes Huddle And True Set American 5K Records At B.A.A. 5K
Saucony Athletes Ben True and Molly Huddle Seek and Set New American Records

Athletics: Saucony ®Athletes Huddle And True Set American 5K Records At B.A.A. 5K



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Rachel Hannah of Toronto broke the course record at Sports 4 Emilie's Run 5K in Ottawa this morning running 15:57.5 to break the previous record of 16:08.5 set by Kiwi Mary Davies in 2012.

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My Best Race: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They'll Never Forget My Best Race: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They'll Never Forget By Chris Cooper
Fifty runners, from passionate amateurs to the world's elite, share the races they'll never forget.
Every runner has a unique reason for competing: racing for the challenge, the achievement, the health benefits, or something more personal. But whether they are twenty-mile-a-day elite marathoners or twenty-mile-a-week recreational runners, each of them can invariably point to a singular performance as "the best race i ever ran."
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