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  August 30, 2015:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Guardian) Athletics: A thrilling week in the Bird’s Nest, but for Seb Coe the hard work is only just beginning
Followers of track and field have become polarised in their views leaving the IAAF’s new president with a mountain to climb to unite the sport

(USATF) Athletics: Middle distances kick off 2015 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: British 4x100m runners criticise CJ Ujah’s selection for relay final
Relay team miss medal over handover for last leg - Ujah replaced Harry Aikines-Aryeetey for final

(NZ Herald) Athletics: Confident Willis in final
Nick Willis will tonight return to the scene of one of his biggest accomplishments as he chases a medal in tonight's final of the 1500m final at the world championships in Beijing

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Ashton Eaton breaks his own decathlon world record; wins gold
(Oregon Live) Ashton Eaton breaks his own decathlon world record as he takes gold at world championships

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship - Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria



  August 29, 2015:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah celebrates historic 'triple-double' with thumb-sucking gesture to his family
In doing the 'triple-double' of three successive 5,000 and 10,000 metre titles Mo Farah staked a claim to be regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever sportsmen. But his first thoughts in Beijing were for his family

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: World Athletics Championship 2015 - Legacy of doping means clean wins meet with distrust
Athletics is being sucked deeper into a quicksand of its own making

(AC) Athletics: Melissa Bishop and Damian Warner win silver; Men’s 4x100m take bronze

(RRW) Athletics: Double Gold For Farah, Again
For the third consecutive global championships beginning with the London Olympics in 2012, Britain's Mo Farah completed the 5000m/10,000m double, winning the shorter event with a heart-pounding homestretch run against Kenya's Caleb Ndiku here at National Stadium.

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah is GB's 'greatest sportsman' - Brendan Foster
Olympic medallist Brendan Foster has described Mo Farah as Britain's "greatest sportsman" after claiming the first-ever distance 'triple-double'

(SuperSport) Athletics: Kuchina takes high jump gold

(SBS) Athletics: Eaton overcomes fatigue to claim world record
American Ashton Eaton retained the decathlon world title in the Bird's Nest Stadium on Saturday, breaking his own world record by scoring 9,045 points. After just five hours sleep, however, the 27-year-old admitted he had doubts over whether he could break the record

(Spikes) Athletics: Beijing Wrap VIII
So it happened again. Day 8 of the World Championships, just like every other day to come before it, produced a dose of astounding performances and surprise winners. It’s exhausting just trying to keep up, not that we’re complaining. For the penultimate time, it’s the Beijing Wrap

(IAAF) Athletics: women’s 4x100m final - IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

(Huffington Post) Athletics: Canada's Melissa Bishop Wins Silver In 800 Metres At World Championships

(CTV) Athletics: Damian Warner wins world silver for Canada in decathlon

(The Guardian) Athletics: Usain Bolt leads Jamaica to 4x100m gold as error ruins Great Britain hopes
Jamaicans win in 37.36 seconds; USA disqualified, China take silver - Missed changeover sees Great Britain disqualified
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican men win 4X100m relay GOLD, USA disqualified
Jamaica’s male sprint relay team anchored by track and field superstar, Usain Bolt, sped to a gold-medal win in the IAAF World Championships 4X100 to continue their dominance of the relays

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why Most Championship Distance Races are Slow
Elites explain the merits of hard-from-the-start versus sit-and-kick

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah wins unique triple-double with 5,000m world championship gold
Farah claims third distance double after London 2012 and Moscow 2013 - Briton chases down Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku in final 100m to win
(BBC) World Championships: Mo Farah wins historic 5,000m gold
Mo Farah ran a blistering last lap of 52.6 seconds to sprint away to a brilliant 5,000m gold and become the first man in history to pull off a distance 'triple-double'

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Ryan Hill - Emerging Force, US 5000 Champion Seeks Consistency

(The Conversation) Athletics: Why it’s time to legalise doping in athletics

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith in the fast lane to greatness after Dafne Schippers triumphs in women's 200m final
Briton misses out on medal, but becomes fastest teenager in history over 200 metres

(The Guardian) Athletics: Alberto Salazar - Mo Farah back to 100% after rest day before triple-double bid
Caleb Ndiku vows to give Farah a battle in 5,000m at world championships - Mo Farah weighs up 1500m world indoor title attempt in Portland in 2016
(BBC) World Championships: Mo Farah chasing record 5,000m title
Britain's Mo Farah is chasing a unique 'triple-double' when he lines up for Saturday's world 5,000m final

  August 28, 2015:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(ESPN UK) Drugs in Sport: Dafne Schippers defends performance after 200m World Championships gold

(Running Times) Athletics: After Years of Heartbreak, Molly Ludlow Gets a Taste of the Pressure at Worlds
Although she did not advance from the semifinal in Beijing, the 800-meter runner feels she belongs

(Daily Relay) Athletics: Breakfast in Beijing - Schippers shines, more US struggles, Eaton sets world record

(The TelegrapH Athletics: Mo Farah anticipating tough test in battle for World Championships 5,000 metres
The British distance runner is expecting stiff competition from the Kenyans as he looks to add to his 10,000m gold in Saturday's final

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov fails to lift gloom in wake of doping allegations
The hurdler won Russia’s first gold at the world championships in the 110m hurdles but it has been impossible not to link their abject performance with a flood of doping allegations

Athletics: Canada Army Run 5K Sold Out

(Spikes) Athletics: Beijing Wrap VII
In what has become a theme of events in Beijing, Day 7 of the World Championships once again produced a host of scintillating performances and no shortage of drama. Here is our take on another outstanding day of athletics in the Bird’s Nest Stadium

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: IAAF denies new doping scandal story surrounding Russian under-23 athletes – in advance of its publication
World governing body issues denial ahead of publication of new doping story

(Diamond League) Athletics: Brussels: Beijing 200m Gold and 100m Silver Medallist Dafne Schippers To Compete
Dafne Schippers, the second fastest women in the 100m at the IAAF World Championships 2015 in Beijing, has been confirmed for the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, the second final of the 2015 IAAF Diamond Leage taking place on 11th September

(Inside the Games) Athletics: David Owen - Fajdek, Barber, Gao, Little, Jepkemoi. Could these be the saviours athletics has been looking for?

(AC) Athletics: Derek Drouin and Elizabeth Gleadle advance to finals; Damian Warner in silver medal position after day 1 of decathlon




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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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