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(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russia has been singled out over doping, says former athletics coach
Valentin Maslakov argues performance-enhancing drugs are a problem everywhere and ‘Russia is not a leader in this area’

(Courier Mail) Athletics: Hurdler Michelle Jenneke feeling no pressure ahead of world athletics championships in Beijing

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Doping revelations of top athletes will be greeted with dismay but no surprise
The seemingly endless race between chemists, dopers and anti-doping bodies goes on, but at least now we know the scale of the problem

(Daily Mail) Drugs in Sport: Doping crisis deepens as 12 leading Team GB athletes said to have had 'abnormal' blood values in tests from 2001 to 2012
One champion British athlete - not identified - recorded test results so high there was a one in 1000 chance of their performances being 'natural'
The athlete told The Sunday Times he or she had 'never cheated'
Four per cent of results from 500 tests of British athletes were abnormal
German TV's ARD said one in three medalists during period were cheats

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Jessica Ennis-Hill demands action over athletics doping report
Olympic champion wants organisations to respond to latest allegations quickly so athletes and fans can carry on with confidence believing progress is being made in tackling doping in athletics

(The National) Drugs in Sport: Wada ‘alarmed’ by doping scandal that would ‘shake the foundation’ of athletics
(BBC) Leaked IAAF doping files: Wada 'very alarmed' by allegations
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) says it is "very alarmed" after fresh allegations of suspected doping emerged in a leak of test data

(ESPN) Cycling: Richie Porte joins BMC team

(Yahoo) Athletics: David Rudisha 'shocked' after losing in trials for World Championships
Kenya's Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha suffered his first loss on home soil as a senior runner, but his second place at the Kenyan trials on Saturday was enough to make the team for the world championships in Beijing this month

(Daily Mail) Triathlon: As corruption and drug scandals dominate the headlines, little boy Bailey Matthews knows the real meaning of sport
Bailey Matthews suffers from cerebral palsy but still completed a triathlon
The eight-year-old even discarded his walker to finish the race unaided
Bailey's amazing achievement was sport in its purest form
Jonathan Bailey admits his son just wants to be like everyone else
It's no wonder the footage of Bailey crossing the finish line went viral

(IAAF) Athletics: Defending champions Kemboi, Sum, Kiprop and Kiplagat lead Kenya’s team for Beijing

(ITU) Triathlon: Athletes amaze at Paratriathlon Test Event

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Leaked IAAF doping files reveal 'extraordinary extent of cheating'
Athletics is facing a new crisis after fresh allegations of suspected doping emerged following a leak of test data
(The Telegraph) 'More than 15% of medal winning distance runners this century are guilty of doping' according to reports
Shocking new German documentary exposes an apparent secret database showing the extent to which cheating is rife in athletics
(The Guardian) Athletics faces new doping crisis after ‘biggest leak’ of test results
Whistleblower leaks data from 12,000 samples - Fifty-five Olympic and world golds since 2001 under suspicion

(USATF) Athletics: Record-setting Saturday sees young talent shine at USATF Junior Olympics

Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event - Brazil



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(IAAF) Athletics: Wlodarczyk smashes hammer world record with 81.08m in Cetniewo

<(DW) Drugs in Sport: Documentary film levels doping charges against IAAF, Kenyan athletics
In a report on German TV, journalist Hajo Seppelt makes a case that doping is rampant among track-and-field's endurance disciplines. He also suggests that the sport's governing body is doing little to combat the problem

Triathlon: Top Junior, Youth Elites Claim National Titles
West Chester, Ohio, welcomes sold-out field to Voice of America Park

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kamworor leads ‘dream’ 10000m team to China
From the onset, it was the men 10000m squad all gathered at Nairobi Safaricom Stadium on Saturday morning wanted to fly the Kenyan flag at the Beijing IAAF World Championships and at the end of superlatively fast 25-laps, they got it

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mo Farah takes time out of preparations ahead of World Championships in Beijing
Mo Farah is preparing to compete in the World Championships in Beijing
The 32-year-old will be aiming to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles
Ahead of the competition, he has been enjoying time away from the track

(BBC) Athletics: David Rudisha - Olympic champion suffers first loss in Kenya
Kenya's Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha suffered a shock defeat at home for the first time as a senior runner

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Wild cards for Kemboi, Mwangangi in 47-strong Kenya team

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kamworor wants Farah showdown
Kenyans must improve to beat Farah, warns former World champ Ondiek

Athletics: Dr. Steve Daniel to Speak at Canada Army Run’s Pasta Dinner

(RRW) Athletics: Kibet, Ayalew Win TB Beach to Beacon 10-K in Tactical Races
Kibet Runs Away With First Td Beach To Beacon 10-K Crown - Wude Ayalew Kicks Her Way To Women's Win.

(Sun Journal) Athletics: TD Beach to Beacon: Stephen Kosgei-Kibet, Wude Ayalew win 18th annual race

(IAAF) Athletics: Captain Lavillenie leads French team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mokamba upstages Nkanata but both seal Beijing berths

(Track & Field News) Athletics: Are You Ready For The Disappearance Of Bigtime Track?

(Trib Live) Athletics: Pair of former champs win Liberty Mile in record time

(USATF) Athletics: Raven Saunders sets meet record and Team USA picks up six golds at Pan Am Juniors
Records, relays highlight Friday at USATF National Junior Olympic Championships

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Adams could skip world champs
The pursuit of Olympic gold could see shot putter Val Adams call time on her season this week

(IAAF) Athletics: Four defending champions on Germany’s team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

(QC Times) Athletics: Ex-Moliner Aisha Praught runs for Jamaica now

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Shelly-Ann looked great in 10.93 at Bauhaus Stockholm Athletics Gala

Athletics: Kampf, McNamara Win GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Titles
An event record 1,500-plus participants at fourth edition; third stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015

August Running Trivia

(Irish Times) Athletics: Tough times show true meaning of disaster for Mark English
Ireland 800m runner was a UCD class-mate of two of the Berkelely tragedy victims

(The Guardian) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee unperturbed by dirty water for Rio 2016 triathlon
British gold medallist says he is ‘no stranger’ to it despite health risks - Triathlete is taking part in a test event in Copacabana

(RRW) Athletics: Salel Confident Contender at TB Bank Beach to Beacon 10-K

(USATF) Athletics: Team USA begins Pan Am Juniors with three medals Friday morning

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon - Norway
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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - August 2015  
My Best Race: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They'll Never Forget Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon By Ed Caesar (Author)
The first major work about marathon running - including the current heated battle among the world’s elite runners to reach the two-hour barrier—and how psychology, technology, economics, and the latest science affect the potential of human performance.
Two hours, to cover 26 miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional feat of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than any who has run before. So who will it be?
In this spellbinding book, Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite runners: the greatest marathoners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, he traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast, for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its savage, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit. From big-money races in the United States to remote villages in Kenya, Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport that few people understand. It’s about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It’s a book about running that is about much more than running…this is a human drama like no other.

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