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(BBC) Birmingham Grand Prix - Sunday
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Mo Farah 7:38.64 wins Last 3000m - Birmingham Diamond League 2017



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

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Rachel Joyce’s Nail-Biting Push to Qualify for Kona
Kona contender Rachel Joyce propelled herself up the Kona Pro Ranking list with a victory at Ironman Mont-Tremblant.

(Runner's World) Athletics: The Real Reason Old Olympians Are Still Fit
Jack Daniels retests Jim Ryun, Gerry Lindgren, and 20 other elites 45 years after his initial studies on them







  August 21, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(USATF) Drugs in Sport: Distance runner Shalane Flanagan upgraded to silver medal in 10,000-meter for Olympic Games Beijing 2008

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: World 100m champion Justin Gatlin offers 'official apology' to athletics fans and admits London boos 'hurt'
The two-time drug cheat says those who sledged him didn't know who they were booing

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Cas upholds life bans for Papa Massata Diack and Valentin Balakhnichev
Former head of the Russian athletics federation was banned in January - Ex-IAAF president’s son Diack also remains banned for life

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: The Track Man - Matthew Centrowit

(SDE) Athletics: The sad tale of Ezekiel Kemboi, Usain Bolt and Mo Farah

(BT) Triathlon: 17 teams announced to battle for British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham
Thirteen British triathlon quartets have been confirmed to line up on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment on Saturday 2 September. The teams, made up of two men and two women, will also face competition from four international squads, including World Champions, Australia

(Union-Tribune) Athletics: Boniface Kongin's late burst wins America's Finest City Half Marathon

(The Independent) Athletics: Mo Farah 'wouldn't change a thing' after signing off home track career with Birmingham win
Farah will retire from the track after the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday to focus on marathon race

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Bittersweet day for Jamaicans in Birmingham

.(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan stars flop in Birmingham Diamond League meet

(The Herald) Athletics: Farah may not compete for Great Britain again as he passes torch to Butchart...

(Mirror) Athletics: Usain Bolt to open chain of fast-food restaurants to rival Nando's in the UK following retirement from athletics
The sprint legend is opening 15 Tracks & Records shops in Britain

(Huffington Post UK) Drugs in SPort: Let’s Not Forget Justin Gatlin Is Human Like The Rest Of Us

(The Star) Athletics: Defending champ Jepchumba eyes world record in Prague

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah makes farewell gesture to mark symbolic changing of GB guard
Farah signs off British track career with Diamond League 3,000m win - Shows vested interest in inspiring next generation: ‘Now it’s finally done’
Mo Farah calls time on GB career after victory in final track outing
Surprise announcement follows win in 3,000m at Birmingham grand prix - Briton had been expected still to compete for country in marathons

  August 20, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(The Gazette) Athletics: Swiss runner Remi Bonnet wins Pikes Peak Marathon in his first try

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah refuses to let British summertime weather rain on his final parade in front of home crowd

(The Guardian) Athletics: Adam Gemili disqualified as Britain’s top sprinters are brought back to reality
Gemili false starts in the 100m at the Birmingham grand prix - Mitchell-Blake and Talbot struggle in 200m, Asher-Smith fifth in 100m

(Evening Standard) Athletics: Mo Farah may not compete for Great Britain again after marathon switch

(RRW) Athletics: Fourth Falmouth Title for Sambu, While Chepkoech Wins Again
This morning, Stephen Sambu faced the daunting task of winning his fourth consecutive New Balance Falmouth Road Race, something no man had ever done before

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah wins final race in Britain at Birmingham Diamond League meeting
Britain's Mo Farah won his final track race on home soil in the 3,000m at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham

(News and Sentinel) Athletics: Julius Kogo wins News and Sentinel Half Marathon for seventh time

(Falmouth Enterprise) Athletics: The Falmouth Road Race Sets The Stage For Exercise Studies

(Business Insider) Athletics: Two Cambridge grads and a MoneySupermarket veteran raise £1 million to build the Airbnb of marathons

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri, Kiprop lead Kenya’s charge in Birmingham

(Daily Telegraph) Athletics: How Sally Pearson coached herself to be the one of the best athletes in the world

(Jamaica Observer) Athletics: Let us use more science, technology to maintain global athletics dominance

(The Standard) Athletics: Are Kenyans losing battle in long distance running? Athletics Local athletes find it hard to reclaim men 5,000m and 10,000m titles at global championships

(ITU) Multisport: Sheedy-Ryan (AUS) and Nicolas (FRA) reclaim Duathlon World Champion Titles in Penticton

(RRW) Athletics: Engels, Fields Win Aetna Falmouth Mile
Craig Engels of the Nike Oregon Project earned his first victory as a professional here at the Aetna Falmouth Mile, while Brooks Beast Hannah Fields snagged a personal best of 4:28.32 in a tight win over Canadian Nicole Sifuentes

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Usain Bolt has 'left a void that can never be filled but sprinting will be far more competitive now', claims British sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
* Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake insisted athletics will never replace Usain Bolt
* Mitchell-Blake however did admit his departure will make it more competitive
* The Brit finished fourth in the 200m at London and took gold in 4x100 relay
* The 23-year-old said team GB is progressing and tipped them for future success

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah at a crossroads on day of his UK track farewell
Britain’s greatest distance runner will get a hero’s welcome at Diamond League curtain-call in Birmingham, but needs to take action to counter suspicion

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  August 19, 2017:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(TeamTB) Athletics: Clipped Wings
Tianna Bartoletta talks about the relay

(IAAF) Athletics: That moment when... Krause earned world bronze
German steeplechaser Gesa Felicitas Krause earned the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. Here the 25-year-old talks about the significance of that achievement

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: NB Falmouth Road Race Weekend 2017 Gears Up

(The Telegraph) Athletics; Mo Farah ready to bring curtain down on his track career as baton is passed to Britain's young guns

(Competitor) Athletics: This New Online Primary Care Service Focuses On Runner’s Health

(The Voice) Athletics: Fallen giants make way for next generation

( Athletic Experience Podcast) AThletics: 2017 World Championships Recap

(KFOX14) Athletics: Former UTEP track and field star signs deal with Nike

(The Guardian) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith ready to graduate to higher level after London success
Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith is over her injuries and looking to even better things after her silver medal in the world championships

(News-Leader) Athletics: Nixa's Courtney Frerichs still in shock after 'one of the best races in running history'

(IAAF) Athletics: World Championships rematches the theme in Birmingham - IAAF Diamond League

(The Standard) Athletics: Danger looms as other countries battle to dislodge Kenyans from ‘traditional’ races

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: Track and Field's Hall of Shame
Every sport has moments it would rather forget

(FloTrack) Athletics: 'Give Yourself A Chance': Fearless Strategy Led Courtney Frerichs To Silver





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  Book/Video/Movie of the Month - August 2017  
Run Strong, Stay Hungry 9 Keys to Staying in the Race from Runners Who’ve Gone the Distance
Jonathan Beverly
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In Run Strong, Stay Hungry, running journalist Jonathan Beverly reveals the secrets of veteran racers who are still racing fast and loving the sport decades after they got their start. Beverly collects the habits and mindsets of more than 50 runners including Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Deena Kastor, Benji Durden, Colleen De Reuck, Dave Dunham, Kathrine Switzer, and Roger Robinson. Run Strong, Stay Hungry shares 9 keys from these veteran racers that let them keep running strong and staying hungry for competition.
Are they biomechanically gifted? Stubborn? Simply lucky to have avoided injury? Turns out, there’s a lot more to it. In his comprehensive research, Beverly discovers that these runners all share very specific perspectives and habits that allow them to adapt to changing life circumstances, accept declining abilities, and rebound from setbacks. These keys not only keep them on their feet, but also allow them to continue to draw the same enjoyment from the sport whether they are winning championships or finishing in the middle of the pack, cranking out 100 mile weeks and doing blazing speed work on the track, or squeezing in just enough miles into a busy schedule to simply feel fit and fast and occasionally test that fitness in a race.
Beverly interviews over 50 runners including Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Deena Kastor, Benji Durden, Colleen De Reuck, Dave Dunham, Kathrine Switzer, and Roger Robinson. From training methods to mental attitudes to finding community among their fellow runners, there are specific keys that help these masters runners to adapt, accept, and rebound from the hurdles that life and aging put in their path. By adopting the practices of these lifetime competitors, you too can enjoy a lifelong, healthy running career as well as boost your enjoyment of running and your racing performance.
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