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(BBC) Athletics: Replay of Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix - February 18th
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Genzebe Dibaba wins 1000m Women Meeting Ville de Madrid 2017

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(Oregon Live) Athletics: Will Edward Cheserek break the college record in the mile?

(BBC) Athletics: Callum Hawkins aims for improvement at Worlds after Scottish success
National cross-country champion Callum Hawkins says athletics in Scotland has come on "leaps and bounds" and aims to improve on his ninth place finish in the Rio Olympics marathon at this summer's World Championships in London

(Daily Mail) Triathlon: Brownlee brothers keen to see mixed relay triathlon included at Tokyo Olympics
* Between them Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have four Olympic medals * The Brownlee brothers and Jodie Stimpson and Vicky Holland launched the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in Nottingham in Septembe

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Vet student Laura Muir to take the hype in her stride
The tears flowed, the emotions bubbled over and for Laura Muir it briefly seemed the end of the world was nigh. Primed for a breakout at the age of 20 at the 2014 World Indoor championships on Poland’s Baltic coast, the prodigy crashed and burned in the heats and it was left to wise old heads to offer her comfort and reassurance that there would be further opportunities and better days ahead

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Alberto Salazar link with Mo Farah raised again by leaked US report
Report claims Farah and others given drugs when they had no medical need - Allegations contained in Usada report leaked by Russian hackers
(BBC) Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar may have breached drug rules - leaked Usada report
The American coach of Olympic champion Mo Farah may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes, says a leaked report
(Daily Mail) Sir Mo Farah 'put at risk by coach Alberto Salazar's potentially harmful medication' as leaked report raises further doping violation questions
* Mo Farah's coach has been accused of doping violations in a leaked report
* Fancy Bears hackers stole the US Anti-Doping Agency report and leaked it
* Report says Alberto Salazar issued 'potentially harmful' prescription medicines
* It says Salazar and athletes used banned method of infusing legal supplement
* Allegations against Salazar first surfaced during a BBC Panorama show in 2015

Tokyo Marathon - Japan
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World's Best 10K -San Juan, Puerto Rico

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(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laviai and Lina Nielsen driven by twin dream of a medal on British debuts

(IAAF) Athletics: USA fields full teams for IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

(3Wire Sports) Drugs in Sport: Less rhetoric, more constructive problem solving

(Runner's World) Athletics: Run215 is Uniting Philly’s Diverse Running Crews
By being in "the right place at the right time," the network allowed the city’s many groups to come together

(IAAF) Athletics: That moment when... Walsh became world indoor champion
New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh enjoyed a memorable 2016 campaign, kick-started by his emphatic success at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016. Here the gifted Kiwi reflects on the significance of his victory in Oregon

(Women's Running) Athletics: What Elites Show Us About Doubting Your Marathon Fitness

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: ‘Deek’ at 60; Herb a little older - Happy Birthday to some of our greatest ever!

(Daily Mail) Athleics: Laura Muir can inspire the next generation ... we even have youngsters chasing her around for an autograph!
* Laura Muir has been in record-breaking form ahead of European Indoor Champs
* Scottish Athletics chairman Ian Beattie believes she is i young athletes
* Record numbers are expected at National XC Championships this weekend

(NY Times) Athletics: Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona
The Olympic silver medalist didn’t return to Ethiopia after gaining international attention for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line in a defiant gesture at the Rio Games

(IAAF) Athletics: Dibaba, Elemba, Taplin and Beitia excel in Madrid

(Deadspin) Athletics: The IAAF Seeks To Restrict The Market For African Runners

Athletics: Three-Time Napa Valley Marathon Champion Chris Mocko Highlights 2017 Elite Field
39th Annual Race Will Also Honor Past Standout Dick Beardsley

(USATF) Athletics: Record-setting weekend earns Kathy Martin USATF Athlete of the Week nod

(Jerusalem Online) Athletics: Winner of 2017 Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon: Ethiopia’s Gezu Belete Mekonen
An Ethiopian runner won the 2017 Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon today. However, he did not break the record set last year by a Kenyan runner. 40,000 runners participated in the highly anticipated event in the city

(Runner's World) Athletics: 99-Year-Old Upsets 92-Year-Old in Thrilling Sprint
Seven years and 0.05 seconds separated Orville Rogers and Dixon Hemphill at the 2017 Masters Indoor Track Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NAIA Regional Award Winners For 2017 Indoor Season

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(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Adidas unveils its new Sub2 marathon shoe ahead of Tokyo Marathon
Is a sub-two hour marathon on the horizon? Adidas has taken another step toward it with its new marathon shoe

(IAAF) AthleFormer mile world record-holder Ibbotson dies

(NY Times) Women in Sport: Women Do Like to Compete - Against Themselves
In some situations, they are just as cutthroat as men

(Daily Nation) Athletics:Kipsang’s record target: 2:02:50

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: WADA admits McLaren evidence not sufficient in "many cases" claims de Kepper
International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Christophe de Kepper has said in an open letter that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has admitted that the evidence in "many cases" against Russian athletes may not be enough to impose suspensions

(USA Today) Athletics: College runner wins a 800m race with just one shoe and a bloody foot

(Ealing Times) Triathlon; Brownlee brothers call for new triathlon format to be included at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(IAAF) Athletics: Records anticipated at Tokyo Marathon

(IAAF WC) Athletics: Christian Taylor - 2016 was a dream come true
The first of a two-part interview with double World and Olympic triple jump gold medallist Christian Taylor on his preparations for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships

(MileSplit) Athletics: What's Next For Mondo Duplantis? Quick Chat With @PoleVaultPower

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Cross-Training - "If your primary purpose is to improve your running performance, cross-training does not help you much," says Hirofumi Tanaka, Ph.D, an exercise scientist at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin and author of a review of published studies on cross-training. "There is n important principle in exercise trainng called the 'specificity of training'---that is, exercise you perform in practices needs to be as close as possible to the actual competition." ~ From the May issue of Running Times.

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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - February 2017  
To the Finish Line: A World Champion Triathlete's Guide to Your Perfect Race To the Finish Line: A World Champion Triathlete's Guide to Your Perfect Race
Chrissie Wellington (Author)

Available May 16, 2017

Chrissie Wellington, the world's number one female Ironman athlete and four-time World Ironman Champion, presents her struggles, wisdom, and experiences gained from her hard-won career as a triathlete.
With close to 2 million core participants, triathlons of various distances and challenges are attracting more participants than ever before. In TO THE FINISH LINE, one of the sports' greatest legends brings triathlon to life, with guidance for newbies or experienced athletes, to achieve their best triathlons-no matter their ability. Filled with training tips, practical advice and inside information from a champion, triathletes of all levels can benefit from Wellington's experience and insight. Her book will guide readers on their own journey, whether that be a sprint or an Ironman, and encourage them to rise to every new challenge.

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