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2017 Berlin Marathon

  September 25, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

Athletics: 2:03:32 - Contextualising Kipchoge’s victory
New Strava data compares amateur athletes’ efforts in last year’s Berlin marathon to show just how fast Kipchoge went in today’s race

Athletics: Champion Eliud Kipchoge contemplates return to Berlin in pursuit of World Record
The morning after winning the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON for the second time in three years, Eliud Kipchoge was in reflective mood

(Jamiaca Gleaner) Athletics: Reggae Marathon voted No 1 in the world by the UK-based Women's Running and Men's Running magazines



(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Mother Nature Says Nein In Berlin
Ddespite the great field assembled by race director Mark Milde - including the Big 3 of former champions Kenenisa Bekele 2016, Eliud Kipchoge 2015, and Wilson Kipsang 2013 - despite the excellent pacing job that put the athletes right on record pace through 30km, when the start time temperature for today’s 44th BMW Berlin Marathon was in the mid-50s and the streets were puddled with rain – meaning high humidity – though it may not seem like an overly big thing, in fact, it was just enough of a thing to put the world record out of reach

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge’s victory met with song and dance in Eldoret

(Capital FM) Athletics: I still have a WR in my legs, says Kipchoge
Despite missing the World Record in his Berlin Marathon win on Sunday, Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is upbeat he will obliterate the Dennis Kimetto fastest ever time of 2:02:57 one day
Kenyan Cherono storms to second Berlin title
Gladys Cherono stormed to her second women’s Berlin Marathon title after winning the 2017 women’s edition in 2:20:21ahead of Ethiopian Ruti Aga on Sunday

(The Star) Athletics: Little-known Koech and Muriuki triumph at Safaricom Mombasa International Marathon

(The Alton Telegraph) Athletics: Time to celebrate Gary Wieneke, the ‘Einstein of the 800 meters’







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(Track & Field News) Athletics: History's 12 Fastest Men's Marathons
In Berlin on Sunday Eliud Kipchoge and Guye Adola (with the fastest debut 26-miler ever) produced the Nos. 7 & 11 performances in history

(Spikes) Athletics: Still to come in 2017
If you thought the end of the track season means no more athletics for the rest of the year, you couldn’t be more wrong. Here’s what we’re still excited to see in 2017.

(The Guardian) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge remains marathon’s big boss despite missing world record

Athletics: Julie-Anne Staehli wins Emilie's Run 5K

(Dayton Daily News) Athletics: AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

(ITU) Triathlon: Nieschlag and Frintova claim first ever victories in Huelva World Cup

(RRW) Athletics: Kipchoge, Cherono Triumph At Soggy Berlin Marathon
Kipchoge, the reigning Olympic Marathon champion, clocked 2:03:32, the fastest time in the world this year, while Cherono crossed the finish line in a solid 2:20:23. It was the second time winning in Berlin for both athletes.
Eliud Kipchoge wins dramatic race in Berlin with world leading time
(NBC) Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon; no world record
(Daily Nation) Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon
Gladys Cherono wins Berlin Marathon
Kipsang drops out of Berlin Marathon

(Running USA) Athletics: New Balance Bronx 10 Mile to Feature More Than 14,000 Runners of All Ages and Abilities on Sunday, September 24
Free fitness games and short runs for kids to take place at Macombs Dam Park as part of newly launched Rising New York Road Runners youth program

(The Stats Zone) Drugs in Sport: Doping in Olympic Sport – An Historical Timeline
Athletics - Should The Records Be Reset?

(CBC) Athletics: Runners flock to Rimouski after Montreal marathon cancelled over heat concerns
Race organizers in Rimouski scramble to accommodate boost in marathon participants

(Sneaker News) Athletics: Nike’s BREAKING2 Runner Eliud Kipchoge Unveils New VaporFly Elite For Berlin Marathon, And You Actually Have A Chance To Buy It

(CBC) Athletics: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge headlines world-record chasers at Berlin Marathon
'Best marathoner ever' threatened 2-hour barrier at non-sanctioned race in May

BMW Berlin Marathon - Germany
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Sports 4 Emilie's Run 5K - Ottawa, ON

  September 23, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Wired) Athletics: The Blockbuster Showdown At Tomorrow's Berlin Marathon

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Usada chief Travis Tygart urges IOC to ban Russia from Winter Olympics
Allowing Russia to compete would offer ‘get out of jail free card’ - Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov backs call for total ban

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World record under threat as Kipchoge, Kipsang, Bekele line up in Berlin

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Berlin Marathon 2017: World record could be broken 'by half a minute' in greatest men's field of all time

(Runner's World) Athletics: Three Men Chase a World Record: Why the Berlin Marathon This Weekend Is Mandatory Viewing
The fastest distance runners in the world are lining up in Germany, and it’s worth the 3 a.m. wakeup call on Sunday

(Vimeo) Athletics: Pre-Berlin Interviews - Wilson Kipsang
Ekliud Kipchoge
Kenenisa Bekele

(Irish Times) Athletics: Two-hour traffic delay spoils Dublin Half Marathon
Race organisers apologise for traffic management of event

(IAAF) Athletics: That Moment When - Emma Coburn won steeplechase bronze at the Rio Olympics

(The Independent) Drugs in Sport: Turkey's Asli Cakir Alptekin, winner of 'dirtiest race in history', banned for life following third doping offence
The nature of her latest offence has not yet been made public

(NY Times) Athletics: Are Physical Limits All in Our Heads?
On Sunday morning in Berlin, three of the greatest marathoners in history will face off under highly intriguing and unusual conditions

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Problem with the Berlin Marathon
Pro road racing keeps putting too much emphasis on lowering the world record

(IAAF) Athletics: Biwott and Lilesa among latest additions to Chicago’s elite fields

(AW) Athletics: Wilson Kipsang hopes new shoe will propel him to success in Berlin
The race to break the two-hour barrier for the marathon cranks up a gear this weekend and adidas athlete Wilson Kipsang is ready for the challenge

OASIS Zoo Run - Toronto, ON

  September 22, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Sport24) Drugs in Sport: Ex-Olympic champion Cakir banned for life - report
Turkey's athletics federation has banned the disgraced former 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin for life over a third doping offence, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday

(NBC) Athletics: Berlin Marathon: Kipchoge, Bekele, Kipsang eye world record





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"Running is a deceptively simple sport. At its most basic, you need only shoes and comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting sweaty. Yet each time you lace up, all your body’s moving parts must work together to achieve a gait that will keep you injury-free. Many other factors also affect your performance, from the weather and the surface you run on to your shoes, your diet, and even your mental and emotional state. Science plays an important role in most, if not all, of these factors.
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