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RunJump Throw) On-Demand - Night of the 10,000m PBs - UK

(CBC) 2017 IAAF Diamond League Reply - Shanghai

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(BBC) IAAF Diamond League 2017: Qatar Highlights
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2017 Johnny Loaring Classic Women 1500m

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(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Going Long - An Interview with Kate Grace

(ITU) Triathlon: Bermuda to Host First World Triathlon Series Event in April 2018

(Pre Classic) Athletics: Gatlin and De Grasse Will Have the Need for Speed in 100m Showdown at Pre Classic
The 43rd Prefontaine Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 26-27, 2017 at historic Hayward Field

(AP) Drugs in Sport: Ethiopia carries out mass doping tests

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Melissa Bishop steps up in distance and wins 1,500m opener
Racing her off-distance, the Canadian record holder in the women's 800m wins the 1,500m in Windsor, Ont. defeating the likes of Nicole Sifuentes

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘3:26’ - Hicham El Guerrouj’s Top 5 Races

(IAAF) Athletics: Teferi impresses, Belehu shocks at Ethiopian Championships

(Washington Post) Women in Sport: Female athletes have returned soon after giving birth. Victoria Azarenka aims to be the latest

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings - Week 8
2017 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Team Rankings

(BBC) Running: The runner missing a third of her lung
Kelly Harrop, who is missing a third of her lung after a battle with cancer in 2015, still loves to run

(AW) Athletics: Tributes paid to two-time Olympian Philippa Roles
The Welsh discus thrower has died aged 39







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(CBC) Athletics: Sheila Reid meets 1,500m qualifying standard for track worlds
Fellow Canadian Brittany Crew sets national record in shot put
Andre De Grasse impresses with 200m victory in Jamaica
22-year-old Canadian clocked 20.14 for his 1st 200m win this season

Athletics: Airbnb Brooklyn Half the largest half-marathon to date in U.S. in 2017
A total of 27,440 runners crossed the finish line at the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half today on Saturday, May 20, making it the largest half-marathon to date in the United States in 2017

(Business Standard) Athletics: Top names pull out but Kenya fields strong world marathon team

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NAIA Regional Award Winners For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season

(AllAfrica) Athletics: Why I Run
My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia

(Vimeo) Athletics: Gillette World Sport - 1500M Training with Matt Centrowitz

(Citius Magazine) Athletics: Eight stress fractures for one elusive season; was it worth it?

(Citius Magazine) Athletics: Meet the other contenders for the NCAA 5,000m crown

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Bounce, cadence or foot angle: Do these factors influence running speed?

(St Louis Post-Dispatch) Athletics: Quest for a 2-hour marathon - Testing the limits of endurance

(AP) Athletics: Runner Gabriele Grunewald delays chemo for a few more races

(Japan Times) Athletics: Gatlin sees bright future ahead for young Japanese sprint stars

(Running USA) Athletics: BolderBOULDER Announces Pro Field for 2017 International Team Challenge
Colorado locals Neely Spence, Natasha Rogers, Sam Chelanga and Leonard Korir running on Team USA

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt serves as pallbearer for best friend and Great Britain high jumper Germaine Mason's funeral
Friends since their childhood, tearful Bolt put on a brave face as he said goodbye to his friend
(Jamaica Gleaner) Star athletes among those who turn out for Germaine Mason's funeral

(GoDucks) Athletics: Unparalleled Career Comes to a Close for Cheserek

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(Green Bay Press-Gazette) Athletics: Hodge, Regasa win Green Bay Cellcom titles

(Fox31) Athletics: Denver woman shatters course record in Colfax Marathon

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Rosa - Decision to suspend trio is to facilitate investigations

(BBC) Athletics: Beth Potter - Training with Brownlees helped me qualify for World Championships
Scot Beth Potter believes training with Jonny and Alistair Brownlee has improved her speed after qualifying for this summer's World Championships

Athletics: Fredericksburg VA Runner Captures Consecutive Wins at Marine Corps Historic Half
More than 6,800 completed three distances during tenth anniversary of the event

(IAAF) Athletics: Liu breaks Asian javelin throw record in Kawasaki

(IOL) Athletics: Gift Kelehe hopes to defend Comrades Marathon up-run title

(WKYC) Athletics: Kenyan man, Ethiopian woman win Cleveland Marathon

(CBC) Athletics: Halifax man and Corner Brook woman win Blue Nose Marathon 2017
Greg Wieczorek and Roslynn Decker are the first man and woman to cross the finish line

(ESPN) Athletics: Refugees, immigrants helped a Georgia high school build a diverse cross country dynasty

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson revitalised by move to France
The heptathlete says she has become more independent and decisive since moving to France last year and is working hard to enter this summer’s world championships in perfect shape

(Yahoo) Athletics: Gatlin claims 100 metres victory at Japan Golden Prix

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Marathon champions withdraw from London race
Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and his Tokyo counterpart Wilson Kipsang have withdrawn from the men’s team for the World Championships due August 4-13 in London

(IAAF) Athletics: Thompson and McMaster impress in Kingston
(Yahoo) Jamaica's Thompson stars at international athletics meet

(Bernama.com) Athletics: Kenyans Rule 2017 Standard Chartered KL Marathon

(IAAF) Athletics: Potter secures World Championships berth with British 10,000m win

(IAAF) Athletics: Kimitei and Jelagat break course records in Karlovy Vary

(New Times) Athletics: Nyirarukundo out to end Kigali International Peace Marathon jinx

(IAAF) Athletics: Chemutai eclipses course record at Gothenburg Half Marathon

(Asian Age) Athletics: Speed king: 2-hour marathon, a shoe-in soon
The magical shoes may force the athlete to give up his or her natural style

(BBC) Athletics: Jo Pavey misses World Championships chance in Hampstead 10,000m
Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey missed a chance to qualify for the World Championships in London after finishing fourth in the British 10,000m trials

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson interview: 'The Olympics pushed me over the edge'

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon - OH

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(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Liz McColgan - Former world champion says world record rewrite plans 'very unfair'
Former 10,000m world champion Liz McColgan has criticised proposals to rewrite athletics world records

(RRW) Athletics: After Long Injury, Canadian Miler Reid Finds Her Groove Again
Coming down the homestretch of the women's 1500m at last Friday's USATF Distance Classic in Los Angeles

(CBC) Athletics: Well-travelled De Grasse looks to continue strong race form
Canadian sprinter in tough against American LaShawn Merritt in 200m at Jamaica

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Ottawa Race Weekend's long-running labour of love - It's a marathon, not a sprint

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Adak - Rosa have not engaged us
Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) has denied being approached by athletes management company Rosa Associati to help them investigate several top Kenyan female marathoners over doping

(LA Times) Athletics: In the City Section, the pole vault is an event that's having a hard time clearing the bar

(Bangor Daily News) Athletics: Maine legend, Olympic gold medalist to run in Sugarloaf Marathon

(KFGO) Athletics: Winners in the Fargo Marathon
(InForum) Tesfaye repeats as women's champion at Scheels Fargo Marathon

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: Signs of progress at WADA meetings in Montreal

(Outside Online) Multisport: Everything We Know About Treating Tendon Injuries Is Wrong
After most MCL and ACL surgeries, doctors focus on treating and rehabbing the soft-tissue, while almost completely ignoring motor patterns and biomechanics





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