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Runner's Web April 2022 FrontPage Archive

    April 30, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AI) Athletics: Agnes Tirop’s suspected murderer has chickenpox will remain in jail

(Irish Examiner) Athlertics: How four Irish athletics greats put aside their rivalries for a world record that still stands today
In truth, Eamonn Coghlan, Marcus O’Sullivan, Frank O’Mara, and Ray Flynn didn’t even want to be there. In the end, it was a night all four still treasure

(Feminist Current) Women in Sport: Beth Stelzer is still fighting to Save Women’s Sports (and having a major impact)

(Christian Today) Women in Sport: Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against women in sport?

(WA) Athletics: Kejelcha and Kandie victorious in Herzogenaurach

(The Star) Athletics: Newbies shine, giants falter at national athletics championships
* The national championships were used as trials for the Senior African Athletics Championships in Reduit, Mauritius
* Juniors who had shone at the World Under 20 Championships took centre stage as they upstaged pre-race favourites
* It was a day for many more to retreat and strategise for the next competition after a disappointing outing

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Calgary Marathon gets new title sponsor
Servus Credit Union will become the banner sponsor of the marathon distance and its longstanding charity challenge

(Toronto Sun) Athletics: Lack of subway service before Sunday's Toronto Marathon leaves runner steamed
“If Toronto wants to be a green city, doesn’t it make more sense to take the subway train instead of a whole bunch of cars?”: marathoner

(Orlando Sentinel) Women in Sport: Woke sports organizations are ignoring women’s rights in transgender debate | Commentary

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: More than 60 Republicans sign petition to force a vote on banning transgender athletes from playing on female sports teams: GOP Rep. says 'left has a craze to eliminate gender'
* Indiana Congressman Jim Banks submitted on Tuesday a petition to discharge the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act
* The bill was introduced by Republican Rep. Greg Steube of Florida in January 2021, but it hasn't moved forward
* He announced the legislation amid fury over transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas being allowed to compete in female events
* Now 62 Republicans have signed on to the petition in a bid to have a vote before the November midterms
* Fifteen states have already passed laws barring male-born athletes who identify as female from competing in girls' or women's sports

(BBC) Athletics: British rivals have spurred me on - Jemma Reekie
The strength in depth of British women's middle-distance running is pushing all involved to new heights, says Jemma Reekie

(ITV) Athletics: Belfast City Marathon returns to celebrate 40th anniversary

)USATF) Athletics: Tokyo gold medalists Mu, McLaughlin top elite bill at 126th Penn Relays

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Exclusive: World Athletics confirms up-to-date RusAF payments as planned audit offers way forward
World Athletics has confirmed that the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) is now fully up to date with all of its overdue payments for costs related to work on its reinstatement

Penn Relays - Philadelphia, PA

    April 29, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AP News) Women in Sport: New deal to help USA Track & Field simplify abuse reporting

(JustThe News) Women in Sport: Female athletes, lawmakers organize against Biden plans to redefine 'sex,' erase campus due process
College volleyball player says she lives in fear of the NCAA "and the power that they have over me because of my scholarship."

(AW) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Josh Kerr in pilgrimmage to San Juan Capistrano
Big names flock to May 6 event in California, while over in France there is shocking news of an ex-athlete’s murder-suicide

(BBC) Athletics: London 10,000: Mo Farah to race for first time since June
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will race for the first time since failing to qualify for the Tokyo Games in Monday's Vitality London 10,000

(WA) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic – more than a celebration of Kenya’s athletics excellence

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya launches richest marathon in Africa
* Men’s and women’s winner will pocket a hefty Sh6.9m each
* Inaugural Uhuru Classic Nairobi City Marathon will be held on May 8, mainly on Expressway

(LRC) Athletics: Are the US Olympic Marathon Trials Broken? Examining the Business Model of America’s Greatest Marathon

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: The body matters. That's why, as university president, I am concerned for my female athletes.
Biology 101 tells us men’s bodies and women’s bodies are different. Because they are, Title IX legislation has elevated women’s sports

    April 28, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Telegraph) Women in Sport: 'They have got to sort this out': Nadine Dorries plots summit to overhaul sport's transgender rules
It is claimed past policies have been underpinned by 'lazy' attitudes among largely male sports leaders that almost exclusively impact women
(The Times) Rishi Sunak shares fears that women’s rights are being eroded

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Simiu, Yego light up Kasarani
* Simiu exchanged leads with his National Police Service compatriot Michael Kibet before he took charge in the last two laps to win in 13:23.17.
* Ismael Kirui from Central Rift timed 13:26.98 for second place while Felix Korir from North Rift was third in 13:29.26

(UKA) Athletics: Muir and Reekie confirmed for head to head in Müller Birmingham Diamond League 1500m

Athletics: Record Attempts, Mo's Return And Run For Ukraine Are Highlights As Vitality Weekend Returns
Festival of running starts with family-friendly Vitality Westminster Mile on Sunday 1 May

(WA) Athletics: Braun and Ruckstuhl lead fields for Multistars in Grosseto

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Kyle and Brent Pease – We Pick Each Other Up
Carrie chats with Kyle and Brent Pease! Kyle, who has cerebral palsy, has partnered with his brother Brent to complete 75 races together (including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii!). In this episode, they talk about their upbringing, their training, their racing, the bond that they share, the parts of racing, the equipment they need to compete, and so much more!

(WA) Athletics: Global hurdles gold medallists to clash at Birmingham Diamond League

(Gulf Times) Athletics: World Champ Asher-Smith to star in loaded 200m at Diamond League Doha

Penn Relays - Philadelphia, PA

    April 27, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Lipari, Ciattei Capture USATF Road Mile Titles
Emily Lipari (adidas) and Vince Ciattei (Nike Oregon Track Club Elite) were the winners at last night's USATF Road Mile Championships presented by Toyota and hosted by the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines, Iowa

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala strolls to 100m final, Kiprop wins 10,000m title at Kasarani
* Athletics Kenya are using the event to pick the team that will represent the country in the Africa Senior Championships slated for June 8-12 in Mauritius.
* Kiprop surged forward With six laps to go and maintained more than 10 metres gap from his challengers to the finish line

Athletics: World champions Edris and Obiri head to Bengaluru
The TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2022 is a World Athletics Elite Label Race and Asia's leading 10km road race

(CBC) Athletics: 2 Mi'kmaw runners credit community support for helping them reach Boston Marathon finish line
Both hope their 42.2 km races inspire kids to stay healthy

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Tirop's muder suspect, Ibrahim Rotich, to stay longer in prison
* Rotich, 41, did not appear in the dock on Wednesday, with prison authorities saying he is under isolation due to his health

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: Lipari and Ciattei Win at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships Presented by Toyota

(WA) Athletics: Boston Marathon's unique running history honoured with Heritage Plaque

(Mirror) Athletics: Eilish McColgan sets new British record after being "floored" by Covid
The Scottish athlete broke her own 5k record in Malaga after battling back from a bout of Coronavirus

(AP News) Drugs in Sport: French runner doping suspension extended to 4 years

    April 26, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Versatile sprint force Kerley keeps Oregon options open

(The Guardian) Athletics: Police who handcuffed Bianca Williams to face gross misconduct charge
Police conduct panel finds case to answer against officers who searched British sprinter in front of her baby

Athletics: Olympic medalists Muhammad, Lyles and Benjamin set to race at first New York Grand Prix on Sunday, June 12
A new stop on World Athletics’ Continental Tour Gold, the New York Grand Prix will take place at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City on Sunday, June 12

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA OTF National Athletes of the Week

Athletics: Adugna Takele sets his sights on course record as he returns to Ottawa Marathon
Adugna Takele has run Ottawa marathon twice before finishing 3rd and 5th on those two prior occasions. With a new personal best of 2:05:52 (Seville 2022) he is hoping it will be third time lucky in his quest for victory in the nation’s capital

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Local athletes set to dominate individual events at Penn Relays

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepng'etich claims national 10,000m title in style
* Chepng'etich, who was fresh from winning her maiden Kenya Prisons Service women's 10,000m title, blew away the field from the first lap for a front running display to win in 31 minutes and 47.9 seconds
* Chepng'etich's teammate, the 2016 Africa 10,000m champion Alice Aprot, signalled her return with a second place finish in 32:01.02 as Judy Komen from Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) came third in 32:32.6
* Mathew Sawe (KDF) scaled 2.12m to retain men's high jump title, beating Asbel Kiprop on countback

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'You can choose your gender but you cannot change your biology': Nadine Dorries wades into trans sport row as she says it's IMPOSSIBLE for transgender athletes to compete fairly against female competitors
* The Culture Secretary has called on sporting bodies to 'protect female athletes'
* Ms Dorries also backed idea of 'having trans categories' to show compassion
* Comes after trans cyclist Emily Bridges barred from competing in women's race
* Ms Bridges had been racing against men while undergoing hormone therapy>

(Cycling Tips) Drugs in Sport: Sports director reportedly arrested in Portuguese anti-doping operation
The 'clean test' operation involved 120 agents as houses were searched and substances and instruments were seized

(WA) Athletics: Crouser, Kovacs and Walsh to clash in Eugene shot put showdown

(NY Post) Athletics: University of Wisconsin track star Sarah Shulze dead at 21

Athletics: Carlsbad 5000 Announces New Charity Partnership
Lucky Duck Foundation named Official Charity Partner of the Carlsbad 5000

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Parchment hails improved start
Olympic 110m hurdles champion eyes Jamaican medal sweep in event at World Champs

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 5

USATF 1 Mile Road Championships - Des Moines, IA

    April 25, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(EA) Athletics: Hudson-Smith flies to European 400m lead of 44.61 in Baton Rouge

(SportsMax) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce targetting 10.5, possibly 100m world record this season

(AI) Athletics: Victoria TC10K and Vancouver Sun Run 10K successfully back on the streets
“Running to him was real; the way he did it the realest thing he knew. It was all joy and woe, hard as diamond; it made him weary beyond comprehension. But it also made him free.” ? John L. Parker Jr., Once a Runner

(WA) Athletics: Countdown to the 2022 Wanda Diamond League

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Athletes protest in Iten over murder of Damaris Muthee
* The athletes, who were joined by foreign runners training in Iten took issue with the government and the Athletics Kenya (AK) over slow response to the issues affecting them
* Keitany said the seminars which had been rolled out by the AK should be sustained to help in creating awareness on gender based violence among the athletes
* Lagat said there were a lot of calls from various stakeholders to offer psycho-social support to athletes

(NY Times) Athletics: He Ran Marathons in Prison. Boston’s Was Easier.
Markelle Taylor started running as an antidote to despair. This week he ran the Boston Marathon as a free man, with a time of 2:52:00

Athletics: Austria’s President welcomes Winners in Vienna City Marathon
Support for Ukraine as Nataliya Lehonkova finishes race but does not return home

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: How much do warm-ups and cool-downs matter to a workout?

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Dominate Kenyans rule weekend marathon races
* In Hamburg Marathon in Germany, Kapsabet-based Cyprian Kotut bagged victory after timing 2:04:47 ahead of Uganda’s Stephen Kissa who set a new Ugandan national record of 2:04:48 while Ethiopia’s Workineh Tadese sealed the podium position in 2:05:07
* In Vienna Marathon in Austria, Kenya’s Cosmas Muteti won the race in 2:06:53 ahead of his compatriot Leonard Langat who clocked 2:06:59 while Eritrea’s Oqbe Kibrom settled for third position in 2:07:25
* In the Gifu Half Marathon in Japan, Alexander Mutison won the race in 59:56 ahead of Bernard Koech (59:57) and Emmanuel Maru (59:58) who were in second and third positions respectively with Kenyans taking the first nine positions

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Steeplechase king Kipruto to grace AK Championships
* Kipruto, who has been training in Mosoriot, Nandi County is confident that he has prepared well and will be testing waters in the event that runs until Thursday
* Kipruto is bitter because Kenya lost the Olympic steeplechase title and is ready to reclaim lost glory
* He will be competing against his training mate and Commonwealth Games silver medalist Abraham Kibiwott, Olympics 3,000m bronze medalist Benjamin Kigen, World Under-20 champion Amos Serem among other top athletes

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Radcliffe among six-person World Athletics Independent Research Ethics Committee
Former British long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe has become as one of the six inaugural members of the World Athletics Independent Research Ethics Committee (WAIREC)

)FairPlayforWomen) Women in Sport: How transgender inclusion leads to female exclusion

    April 24, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan sets UK 5km record in Malaga
Scot clocks 14:45 at ASICS META:TIME:TRIALS event just over a month after catching Covid

(WA) Athletics: Thompson-Herah named sportswoman of the year at Laureus World Sports Awards

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Can Joe Delgado become Oregon’s next world-class decathlete? If all goes according to plan

Athletics: Yalemzerf Yehualaw runs sensational 2:17:23 marathon debut in Hamburg
In the men’s race Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:05:30 course record from 2013 was broken by fellow-Kenyan Cybrian Kotut

Athletics: Vibian Chepkirui breaks course record, Cosmas Muteti wins in Vienna
Cosmas Muteti won the men’s race with 2:06:53, which is the second fastest time in the history of the Vienna City Marathon.

(State of Swimming) Women in Sport: Emily Seebohm ‘Biological Males Will Always Be Faster & Stronger’; Urges Fairness First For Women As FINA Pens Transgender Inclusion Rules

(WorldCrunch) Athletics: After Tokyo Olympic Golds, Uganda Guns To Become Africa's Next Sports Powerhouse
Success at the Tokyo Olympics inspired Uganda to step up its efforts to become a long-distance running powerhouse.

Brooklyn Marathon and Half-Marathon - New York, NY

Colgate Women's Games Finals - Queens, NY

Haspa Hamburg Marathon - Hamburg, Germany

METASPEED™+ Series - Malaga, Spain

Montreal Half Marathon - Mpntreal, PQ

Vancouver Sun Run - Vancouver, BC

ViennaCity Marathon - Vienna, Austria

    April 23, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Tri247) Triathlon: Arena Games London 2022 Results: Brilliant Beaugrand in a league of her own
An absolute masterclass - Cassandre Beaugrand was the class of the field on Saturday at Arena Games Triathlon Series London
Arena Games London 2022 Results: Justus Nieschlag impresses again
The most consistent athlete in Arena Games racing, Justus Nieschlag was a clear winner on Saturday at the London Aquatic Centre

(WA) Athletics: From Nairobi to Cali for Jamaican triple jump talent Hibbert

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Nyanza juniors out to rediscover lost glory in athletics
* The junior athletes from Kiendege Athletics Club in Nyamira, Boruma Athletics Club and Keberesi Athletics Club in Kisii are determined to put back the region to where it was before in athletics
* The technical teams handling the juniors in Kisii and Nyamira have also raised the red flag on the few numbers of boys joining athletics as most prefer football
* Kisii and Nyamira counties have produced great athletes like the famous 1972 Munich Olympic Games 4x400m gold medallists Charles Asati, Robert Ouko and Munyoro Nyamau, and Nyandika Maiyoro

(WA) Athletics: Australia announces U20 team for Cali

(News24) Athletics: Where to now for Caster Semenya in 5 000m bid: 'It isn't out of reach'

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: Republicans Commit To Barring Schools Receiving Federal Funds From Allowing Biological Males In Women’s Sports

Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger - Richmond, VA
Collegiate Running Association 10K Road Race Narional Championship

    April 22, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan to race at Tour de France inspired event
Over 80 athletes to take part in launch of ASICS META:TIME:TRIALS event this weekend

(Savage Minds) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies Interview
Sharron Davies, an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics, discusses how she became embroiled in the debate over men participating in women’s sports in 2019 as she foresaw problems where the inclusion of these men “has the potential to ruin women’s sport"

( Women in Sport: Emily Seebohm joins transgender athlete debate, says biological males will ‘always be faster and stronger’
Olympic gold medallist Emily Seebohm has joined the transgender athlete debate, saying biological males are “always going to be faster and stronger”

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for this Sunday
Defending champion Vibian Chepkirui aims at 2:20 in Vienna

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 375: Bob Kennedy – An Olympian’s Mindset Parenting High-Achieving Athletes
Bob Kennedy is an American Distance Runner, who is now retired. He once held the American record in the 3,000 meters, 2 mile and the 5,000 meters. Bob ran for Indiana University and went on to run professionally for Nike, competing in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. Bob has a 5k PR of 12:58 and Nike has named two shoes after him

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Autopsy reveals how athlete Damaris Mutua died
* Athletics coach Nahashon Kibon said the athletics world was saddened by the killings and called on athletes to learn to speak out about their problems before it was too late

(EA) Athletics: Jakob Ingebrigtsen to drop down to the 800m in Bergen

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Malindi Elmore chats about her first Boston experience
The Canadian marathon record holder posted the fastest Canadian women's time ever at the Boston Marathon

(GenderDissent) Women in Sport: RESISTANCE PROFILE: Canada’s Coach Blade – a leader in the race to save women’s sports

(Track and Field News) Athletics: A Move From The 800 To The 400 Pays Off
Charokee Young has emerged as the NCAA 400 favorite

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Olympic legend Dawn Fraser joins trans sports debate and says Emma McKeon is right about unfairness while suggesting a bold solution - as banned athlete denies having a biological advantage
* Dawn Fraser is latest to throw support behind excluding transgender athletes
* Swimming icon said it 'wasn't fair' to have trans women compete against females
* She suggested letting transgender athletes compete against each other instead
* Emma McKeon said she wouldn't want to race against 'biologically male' athlete
* Emily Seebohm said male-born women had a genetic advantage over women
* Trans athlete Hannah Mouncey believes the opinions based on 'misinformation'

(LRC) Drugs in Sport: An In-Depth Analysis of The Shelby Houlihan Doping Case by Sports Scientist Ross Tucker
Sports Scientist Ross Tucker Tackles Our Biggest Unanswered Questions About the Shelby Houlihan Case
Tucker: “The contaminated food explanation doesn’t stand up to basically any level of scrutiny.”

(BBC) Athletics: Lorraine Ugen: The British long jumper's battle for fitness and finance
At first, you don't see it

    April 21, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(IOL) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk pulls out of SA Champs due to ‘things not going my way’
The South African National Senior Track and Field Championships will kick off at the Green Point Athletics Stadium this morning without its marquee athlete

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: The Herpism of Endurance
Winging my way home after the 126th Boston Marathon, I found an old column that reminded me of what Monday’s marvelous marathon represents, and why such events…

(WA) Athletics: Aregawi – fast times on the track, but slow and steady approach off it

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for Sunday
Yalemzerf Yehualaw among strong field of elite runners in Hamburg

(WoomensSportTrust) Women in Sport: Leading Female Athletes, From 22 Sports, Connect To Unlock The Future Of Women’s Sport

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Melissa Cook – It’s An Opportunity
Carrie chats with Melissa Cook! They talk about her daughter (Natalie) recently setting the high school 5K national record, meeting her husband, parenting, her training, her coaching, keeping it fun for a young athlete with lots of pressure, watching your kids break your records, and much more!

(Triathlon Magazine) Triathlon: Ironman World Championship Preview: Who’s racing in St. George
A look at the 75 pros who will compete for the Ironman World Championship title

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Forty years on from the pain and glory of the Boston Marathon's Duel in the Sun - Beardsley versus Salazar

(BBC) Athletics: Damaris Muthee Mutua: Kenya police launch manhunt after athlete killed

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Swimming Australia issues stern warning about transgender athletes competing against women - as country's most decorated Olympian joins the debate
* Swimming Australia 'preparing' for transgender athletes in the sport
* President confirmed showdown meetings over rights of trans athletes
* FINA will meet with countries prior to world championship meet in July
* Emma McKeon said she wouldn't want to race against 'biologically male' athlete
* Swimmer told a Queensland seminar that the sport will have to deal with it
* 'It's just not fair,' McKeon, an eleven-time Olympic medallist, said this week
)Swomming World) Major Australian Names Speak Out on Topic Of Transgender Participation and Fairness in Swimming

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Katie Archibald claims IOC unfair to female cyclists and trans women
Olympic cycling champion says IOC underplays biology - Archibald feels rules also unfair to trans riders such as Bridges
The retained advantage of people who have gone through male puberty in strength, stamina and physique, with or without testosterone suppression, has been well documented

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Women’s Watch List Update #4

(PreClassic) Athletics: The deepest 100m field ever assembled at Pre Classic

(WA) Athletics: World 300m hurdles best under threat when Bol opens season in Ostrava

    April 20, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Outside Online) Athletics: The Best Track Spikes of 2022, Reviewed
We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval and sorted the top models for each distance, plus the best-value options on the market

(CBC) Athletics: Police say another female athlete killed in Kenya, found dead at boyfriend's home
Fellow runner, Agnes Tirop, was previously stabbed to death in October

(Nine) Women in Sport: Aussie swimming ace Emma McKeon makes defiant stand against transgender athletes competing in women's sport
(State of Swimming) Swim Greats Emma McKeon & Tracy Stockwell Say No To Biological Males In Female Racing & Urge ‘Fairness First’ In Trans Debate
(Daily Mail) Australia's most decorated Olympian Emma McKeon sensationally enters the trans-in-sport debate and declares SHE wouldn't like to race against a swimmer born male: 'It just isn't fair'
* Emma McKeon said she wouldn't want to race against 'biologically male' athlete
* Swimmer told a Queensland seminar that the sport will have to deal with it
* 'It's just not fair,' McKeon, an eleven-time Olympic medallist, said this week

(WA) Athletics: Fierce 400m and hurdles fields head for Eugene

(USATF) Athletics: Fauble, Rojas top Americans at Boston Marathon

(SBS News) Women in Sport: Are transgender athletes really a threat to women's sport?
Women’s sport is under threat and needs to be protected, according to dual Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Jane Flemmin

(Tri247) Triathlon: Learmonth and co set to turn up the volume as Arena Games hits London
A packed house is set to be treated to some fascinating battles this weekend - with Brits to the fore in the women's race

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Privalova disappointed after Russians barred from Tashkent and Dushanbe races
Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) acting President Irina Privalova and Russian runner Stepan Kiselev have expressed their disappointment over the ban of the country's athletes at the Tashkent Marathon and Dushanbe International Half Marathon

    April 19, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: WCH Oregon22 and ASICS announce mass participation 5K race at World Athletics Championships

(IOL) Athletics: Can Wayde van Niekerk, Caster Semenya reach new heights at nationals?
wo of South Africa’s most celebrated athletes, Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya, will attempt to begin their journeys back to the top at the South African athletics championships in Cape Town this week

(News9Live) Athletics: Kenyan-born Bahraini runner Damaris Muthee Mutua found dead; revives killing of Agnes Tirop

(Podium Runner) Athletics: How to Cope with the Post-Marathon Blues
Feeling adrift in a black hole after your marathon? You’re normal, and in good company. World-class runners, coaches and sport psychologists offer their advice

(Washington Post) Women in Sport: Boston Marathon marks 50th anniversary of welcoming women

(CTV) Athletics: How Ottawa runners performed at the Boston Marathon

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 201 | Racers’ Roundtable
"I’m excited to share the Racers’ Roundtable I hosted at Tracksmith’s Trackhouse this past Friday with guests Tommie Runz, Erica Stanley Dottin, Mick Iacofano, Caroline Williams, Ken Rideout, Katie Kellner, and Colin Bennie. A mix of first-timers and veterans, elites and age-group competitors, locals and out of towners, we talked all things Boston Marathon: how the Boston mindset is different from other marathons, dealing with pre-race excitement, lessons learned from past Boston experiences, what they were most looking forward to on race day, and a lot more."

(WA) Athletics: Jamaican quartet breaks world U20 4x100m record at Carifta Games

(The Star) Athletics: Chebet, Jepchirchir explain why they emerged top in Boston
* The 2019 Boson Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono finished second in 2:07:21 with last year's champion Benson Kipruto rounding off the podium positions in 2:07.27 in the men's cadre.
* In an interview after the race, Chebet, who is also the winner of the 2020 Valencia Marathon, said he opted to increase the pace at the 23-mile mark because the race was too slow

(Well and Good) Athletics: Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Has Done the Uncomfortable Work To Walk in Her Purpose

(Mirror) Athletics: Daley Thompson names British athlete he expects to become a 'complete world beater'

    April 18, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Jepchirhir, Chebet Capture Boston Marathon Titles in Exciting Races
Kenyans Peres Jepchirchir and Evans Chebet won today's Boston Marathon in 2:21:01 and 2:06:51, respectively, in the race's first edition on Patriots' Day in just over three years

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 4

( Athletics: ‘For me, to lose hope is not easy:’ Peres Jepchirchir outlasts Ababel Yeshaneh to win women’s Boston Marathon
"When you see the cup for finishing, that's when the strength comes."
Evans Chebet wins the 2022 Boston Marathon men’s race
Chebet finished the race in 2:06:51
(CBC) Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir, Evans Chebet complete Kenyan sweep in Boston Marathon
Romanchuk, Schär claim wheelchair titles as event returns to traditional spring start
* Malindi Elmore of Kelowna, B.C., the Canadian women's marathon record holder, was 11th. The 42-year-old's time of 2:27.58 was under the world championship qualifying standard
*Trevor Hofbauer was the top Canadian in the men's race, finishing 15th in 2:10.52. The 30-year-old from Calgary dipped under the world championship entry standard with his finishing time

(OC Register) Athletics: Evan Jager’s return to the steeplechase ‘a little surreal’
The American record-holder finishes his first 3,000-meter steeplechase in four years

(NewZimbabwe) Athletics: Zim duo dominates Two Oceans half marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Manyara upsets formbook to win 10, 000m at Nyanza South meet
* Manyara, who trains at Jenga Talanta Sports and Athletics Club, beat favourite Sammy Nyokaye to second place with Richard Atuya coming home third.
* Experienced road racer Lorna Nyabochoa dominated the women’s 10, 000m race after leading from the start to the finish

(Cycling News) Drugs in Sport: Is Zwift's Anti-Doping Policy enough to eradicate cheating culture?
Not according to a paper published in the International Journal of Esports, but Zwift disagrees

(Women's Running) Athletics: Elite Men Will Start Before the Women at the 2020 Boston Marathon
Breaking with the trend of giving the elite women the first start, Boston Marathon officials cite safety concerns

(Donga-A Ilbo) Athletics: Seoul Marathon 2022 runs through downtown amid spring

(USATF) Athletics: Stellar sprints and hurdles highlight USATF Golden Games

(Hartford Courant) Athletics: Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel talks running and doughnuts before the Boston Marathon

(Guardian NG) Athletics: Ofili shatters Okagbare’s 200m national record in U.S.

Boston Marathon - Boston, MA
2022 Boston Marathon TV, live stream schedule
Live Coverage on The Sports Network in Canada at 8:30 AM EDT
( How to watch the Boston Marathon live on TV or the internet
Olympic marathon medalist and Waltham native Deena Kastor will cover the race with the WBZ-TV team

    April 17, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Conversation) Sport in Canada: Winning well, but not at all costs: Why Canada urgently needs a new vision for sport

(Boston Globe) Athletics: ‘Just showing up does have its place.’ Fifty years on, Boston Marathon pioneer Val Rogosheske passes the baton

(WA) Athletics: Hodgkinson homes in on history

(WA) Athletics: Melly and Geremew run course records for Seoul Marathon success

(NY Times) Athletics: ‘You Don’t Necessarily Hit Your Limit at Any Given Age’
After taking breaks from the sport, Natasha Wodak, 40, and Malindi Elmore, 42, expect to be in the mix among the elites at the Boston Marathon

(Boston Hera;d) Athletics: How Boston helped Molly Seidel rediscover her love for running
Olympic medalist returns for Boston Marathon

(Daily Gazette) Athletics: The extra miles: Burnt Hills native will run Boston Marathon in scrubs to raise awareness for nurses’ mental health

(Fox News) Women in Sport: NCAA is teaching girls and women they don't deserve to compete on a level playing field
I support the many state governments that have passed laws protecting women’s sports

(The Independent) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah posts fastest women’s 100m sprint time of 2022 before opting out of final in California
Last year was an incredible one for the Jamaican as she picked up three golds in Tokyo

(WA) Athletics: Mayer returning to Belgrade in pursuit of fourth major indoor title

(CBC) Athletics: An Indigenous runner from Wiikwemikoong gets ready to run the Boston Marathon
Shayla Manitowabi-Huebner will run the 42-kilometre race on Monday

(NY Times) Athletics: Benson Kipruto’s Unlikely Journey to Boston Marathon Champion
Competitive running was a fallback career for the Kenyan. Now he is aiming for back-to-back Boston Marathon wins

(WatchAthletics) Athletics: Boston Marathon 2022 Men's and Women's Preview
Men's and women's preview for the Boston Marathon 2022, a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label road race, scheduled for Monday, April 18

(CNN) Athletics: Runners 'pumped' as Boston Marathon returns to April

(Boston Herlad) Athletics: Colin Bennie the top American hopeful in the Boston Marathon

(Boston Globe) Athletics: With the Boston Marathon back in April where it belongs, its fastest field has flocked here

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Collegiate Record 8528 For Ayden Owens
Breaking his 1500 PR by more than 10 seconds, Arkansas’s Ayden Owens added 44 points to the collegiate decathlon best

(The Star) Athletics: Rhonex to run less road races ahead of World Championship
* Rhonex said he wants to be at his very best for the national trials on June 24-25
* However, he believes competition for places will be tough
* Elsewhere, 2014 Commonwealth 5000m champion Mercy Cherono has asked all her fans to pray for he

(CGTN) Athletics: Hangzhou marathon and race walk to serve as Asian Games test event

    April 16, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot breaks 36-year-old Canadian record with 5K victory in Boston
Quebec City runner clocks 13:35, beating Paul Williams' time set in 1986

(WA) Athletics: Jepchirchir and Jepkosgei primed for battle in Boston

Oylmpic Channel) Athletics: The Boston Marathon in numbers
The comprehensive numerical guide to the Boston Marathon. From the landmark years to fastest times and other enthralling figures related to the world’s oldest annual 42.195km race, marking its 126th edition in 2022

((WA) Athletics: US quartet breaks distance medley relay world record in Boston

(RollTide) Athletics: Alabama Track and Field’s Eliud Kipsang Sets New Collegiate Record
The Crimson Tide distance ace ran a blistering 3:33.74 to win the 1,500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational with the fastest time in collegiate history

(RRW) Athletics: Course --But Not World-- Record for Senbere Teferi at B.A.A. 5-K
Ethiopia's Senbere Teferi came here not only to win the 12th annual B.A.A. 5-K, but to also break her own women-only world record of 14:29 set in Herzogenaurach, Germany, last September

(FaitPlayfiorWomen) Women in Sport: Women’s cycling race saved after campaigns raise public support
Sex Matters and Fair Play for Women welcome the announcement that the Women’s CiCLE Classic has been saved, with an offer of a three year sponsorship deal being finalised by the race organise

(The Times) Women in Sport: Women won’t be silent as our rights are stolen
Like the suffragettes, JK Rowling and the sisterhood are ignoring the hatred and ridicule to focus on organising

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Every qualified runner who applied got intov the 2022 Boston Marathon - Here;s how it happended

(USAToday) Athletics: Who are the favorites to win the 2022 Boston Marathon?

(Boston Herald) Athletics: Boston Marathon medical volunteers prepare to treat scores of athletes: ‘It’s a great group of people’
More than 1,000 participants were treated during last year’s race

(Reuters) Athletics: Runners 'pumped' as Boston Marathon returns to April

BAA 5K - Boston, MA

    April 15, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: With London In the Fall, Boston Marathon Was Perfect Fit for Purdue
The TCS London Marathon has been very good to Charlotte Purdue

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Team GB ordered to return Olympic medals 'with sadness' after positive CJ Ujah test
Ujah was part of the men's 4x100m team which won silver in Tokyo last summer, but later lost the medals after a positive doping test

(WA) Athletics: Highly competitive fields ready to clash in Seoul

(The Times) Women in Sport: Nine-tenths of female cyclists don’t want to race against trans women, according to survey
More than 90 per cent of professional female cyclists are against the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s races, according to a survey by a riders’ union

(Outside Online) Drugs in Sport: The Unnecessary Fallout from Shelby Houlihan’s Doping Ban
The Bowerman Track Club failed its own athletes by not being transparent about its relationship with the suspended star

(FairPlayfor Women) Women in Sport: How transgender inclusion leads to female exclusion

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Benson Kipruto confident ahead of Boston Marathon title defence: "I am capable of competing with the best athletes in the world"
The reigning men's champion is looking for his fourth career marathon win on Monday, April 18, as he seeks to add his name "among the Boston champions that people will remember."

(Track and Field News) Athletics: High School Record 5000 For Natalie Cook
“‘WHOA! WHAT IS THIS?” That’s what Natalie Cook (Flower Mound, Texas) thought the first time she broke 5:00 for the 1600 as an 8th-grader. But now, as a senior she could easily be talking about her latest exploit, a record-smashing 15:25.93 in the Stanford Invitational 5000

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: Canadian men's 4x100m Olympic team bumped up to silver as Brits DQ'ed for doping
British Olympic Association told to return medals, to be redistributed to Canada

(EA) Athletics: Rabi breaks long-standing European U20 10,000m record in Oslo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto wins Police 10,000m title
* World 10,000 metres bronze medalist Kipruto bagged the title in 28 minutes, 38.7 seconds, almost 22 seconds ahead of his closest challenger Joseph Kiptum who clocked 29:00.6 as Edward Bett sealed the podium in 29:01.2
* Africa and World champion Chepkoech was unmatched in her favourite 3,000m steeplechase, clinching the Police title in 9:28:34
* Cherono, 30, who last ran at the 10K FACSA Castello in Spain where she finished third on February 27, won her race in 15:20.12 followed by Beatrice Chebet (15:33.15) and Caroline Nyaga (15:44.14)

(The Guardian) Athletics: ‘I’m running for joy’: Allyson Felix says 2022 will be final season of glittering career
Felix is most decorated US track athlete in Olympic history - 35-year-old wants to race at World Championships in July

    April 14, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Guardian NG) Drugs in Sport: U.S. drops charges against Blessing Okagbare

(USTFCCCA Athletics: USTFCCCA Announces Creation of Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Golden Games set for this weekend at Mt. SAC

Athletics: Olympic medalist Molly Seidel chooses 100% Performance Eyewear
The Decorated Olympic Marathoner is set to showcase eyewear designed to meet the performance demands of elite runners around the World

(CitisuMag) Athletics: Boston Marathon: Men's Elite Race Preview | Athletes & Storylines To Watch
Who and what to watch for in the elite men's race at the 2022 Boston Marathon

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for this Sunday
Strong Vienna elite fields could attack course records

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Boston Marathon 2022: Honorary women’s team ready to mark 50th anniversary of first official women's division
Eight trailblazing athletes will race the marathon major in celebration of the eight first official female entrants who made history when they ran in Boston in 1972

(StridesForward) Athletics: Bobbi Gibb: The First Woman of the Boston Marathon

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Is athletics winning the fight against doping?
It’s now five years since the creation of the Athletics Integrity Unit, so how much progress has been in that time when it comes to the war on drugs? We discover a changed landscape

(NBC) Athletics: U.S. sprint star quartet meets at 200m at USATF Golden Games at Mt. SAC

(Sports Examiner) Olympics: City posts LA28’s annual report, showing loss of $33.9 million at the end of 2020, but with major payments starting to come due

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Boston Marathon: Women's Elite Race Preview | Athletes & Storylines To Watch
Who and what to watch for in the elite women's race at the 2022 Boston Marathon

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Lindsay Flanagan – It Doesn’t Need To Be Fancy
Carrie chats with Lindsay Flanagan, professional runner for Asics and coach at RunDoyen! They talk about her recent races, her new coach (4x Olympian Benita Willis), tips for recovering, why she ditches her watch, her secret substitute for coffee, nutrition advice, coaching others, and much more!

(Women's Running) Athletics: A Complete Guide to the Boston Marathon Course
Interesting facts, figures, and fun tidbits about the world’s most famous 26.2-mile race

(NewsTalk) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies on transgender women in sport
"You cannot just throw women's sport under the bus"

(BBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix: US Olympic great to retire at end of season
Allyson Felix, the most decorated female track and field Olympian of all time, will retire at the end of the season

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Joyce Chepkirui: Kenyan long-distance runner gets four-year doping ban
Kenyan long-distance runner Joyce Chepkirui has been banned for four years for an athlete biological passport (ABP) violation

(WA) Athletics: Olympic champions Barshim and Tamberi to be reunited in Doha

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala clocks season's best in South Africa
* It’s Omanyala, who shattered Simbine’s Africa 100m record, when he finished second in 9.77 seconds during the Absa Kip Keino Classic last year, a race won by American Trayvon Bromell in 9.76 seconds.
* Simbine’s previous Africa record stood at 9.84 seconds. Simbine won the Commonwealth Games title in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018 after bagging the Africa title in Asaba, Nigeria, the same year

    April 13, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Boston Course Should Favor Five-Time World Champion Kamworor
Probably Kenya's most versatile male distance runner, five-time world champion Geoffrey Kamworor sees Monday's Boston Marathon as playing to his strengths

(NBC) Athletics: Allyson Felix says this is her final season

(WA) Athletics: Olympic medallists Benjamin, Harrison and Barber ready to return to Tokyo

(FairPlayforWomen) Women in Sport: Sex-based rights groups make formal bid to sponsor women’s cycle race
(The Guardian) Campaign groups to save women’s cycling classic hit by trans rights row
CiCLE Classic sponsor withdrew after transgender policy change - Sex Matters and Fair Play for Women ready to make up shortfall

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Nicole Cooke's retirement statement in full - from January of 2013
A very interesting read

Athletics: Sir Mo Farah faces Andy Butchart at Vitality London 10,000 while stacked women's race is headed by Eilish Mccolgan
Sir Mo Farah will face Andy Butchart at the Vitality London 10,000 on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May, while a thrilling elite women’s race will see three of the 10 fastest Brits of all time go head-to-head

Athletics: New York City’s Newest Major Running Event, the 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, is Sold Out and Set to Host Over 20,000 Runners on the Streets of Brooklyn, Sunday, April 24
$100,000 in prize money will be up for grabs, split equally among top female, male, and non-binary finishers

(WA) Athletics: Chopra, Vetter and Peters to clash in Turku

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Distance running legend Edna Kiplagat targets top spot at 2022 Boston Marathon: "I am not done yet!"
Kenya's 42-year-old two-time world champion wants a second Boston Marathon title on April 18, and reveals how she balances motherhood with running

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce, Sha'Carri Richardson to face-off in Nairobi
* Also coming for the championships is American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, who will go head-on with the 35-year-old Jamaican, an eight-time Olympic medallist and 10-time world champion.
* At the same time, Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Peruth Chemutai and defending champion Kenya’s Celliphine Chespol will face-off in the women's 3,000m steeplechase at the Kip Keino Classic

(LRC) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan Issues Statement Regarding Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Leaving The Bowerman Track Club
“I never wanted to have a negative impact on anyone in my decision to continue training and it hurts that I’m finding out that I did.”

(RRW) Athletics: Hotel Rooms Still Remain For Boston Marathon, But At A Price
Next Monday the Boston Marathon returns to its traditional slot in the calendar on Patriots' Day for the first time in three years

(CBC) Athletics: 2-time Canadian Olympic sprinter Desai Williams dead at 62
Runner part of Olympic 100-metre final that saw teammate Ben Johnson stripped of gold medal

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: How the first modern Olympic Games inspired the Boston Marathon
A brief history of the Boston Marathon, the famous winners, recent winners and the fearless women who pushed to be allowed to race during the pioneer era

(NBCBoston) Athletics: ‘Glorious Return:' The Boston Marathon is Back This Spring – Here's What to Know
The Boston Marathon is scheduled to be held on Monday, April 18, after an event-filled weekend
(Reuters) Boston to boost police presence at subways ahead of marathon

(Tri247) Triathlon: Virtual reality – does Arena Games Triathlon work as a spectator sport?
What is it like to watch Arena Games Triathlon as a spectator? John Levison reports on his experience in Munich

    April 12, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian runner DeBues-Stafford leaves training centre over Houlihan burrito case
Middle-distance athlete moves to Victoria in wake of training partner's doping ban

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: What we learned from the indoor athletics season as track and field prepares to move outdoors
The indoor athletics season that culminated with the world championships left fans with some mouthwatering prospects for the outdoor season. Find out who's been in form during the first months of 2022

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: Tokyo Olympic Medalists Highlight Next Round of Elite Fields
The Drake Relays unveiled the elite fields for the women's 100-meter hurdles, women's long jump and men's 400-meter hurdles

(Breibart) Women in Sport: ‘Do We Have a Voice?’: Olympic, NCAA Champions Demand NCAA Do More to Protect Women’s Sports
A group of Olympic and NCAA champions joined together to release a letter demanding action to protect women’s sports in the wake of the major victories of transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thoma

(Champion Women)Women in Sport: Discrimination Against Women in College Sports is Getting Worse
Champion Women performed an in-depth analysis of data available from the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act. Because athletics is sex-segregated, discrimination and gaps are easy to measure. The data shows discrimination throughout intercollegiate sports and that the inequality is growing at an unrestrained rate

(Canadian Cycling Magazine) Drugs in Sport: Taylor Phinney opens up about rampant doping in pro peloton
The retired pro said it is a big problem

(washington Examiner) Women in Sport: Penn swimmer's father: Penn ‘breached trust’ and ‘failed to protect’ daughter

(AI) Athletics: Femke Bol set to compete in the FBK Games Hengelo

Athletics: 2019 champion Tigist Girma vying for a course record at the 2022 Tartan Ottawa International Marathon
Tigist won the 2019 Ottawa marathon, which, due to covid, was the last ‘in person’ race here. Among the world class runners she will face is 2018 champion and course record holder (2:22:17) Gelete Burka, also from Ethiopia

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA OTF National Athletes of the Week

(The Heritage Foundation) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas Was Just the Beginning. Biden Administration Wants to Eliminate Women’s Sports
* Women are the clear losers—finding themselves right back where they started in their quest for educational, athletic, and professional parity.
* With the Education Department’s impending rule change on Title IX, Lia Thomas will be just the beginning of the decimation of women’s opportunities.
* It is time for honesty on the nature of biology as immutable and unchangeable, and on the purpose and essence of Title IX

(SportTechie) Athletics: Slowed by Anemia, Runner Keira D’Amato Used InsideTracker’s Blood Biometrics to Help Her Become America’s Fastest Woman Marathoner

(Globe and Mail) Commonwealth Games: Australian state of Victoria confirmed as host of 2026 CWG

(BBC) Athletics: Erriyon Knighton on Tokyo, Oregon, Paris and beyond
Erriyon Knighton's Twitter biography is short and to the point: "Professional track athlete."

(LRC) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Explains Why She Left the Bowerman Track Club
Uncertainty over Shelby Houlihan’s continuing relationship with Jerry Schumacher and the Bowerman Track Club was the key factor in her departure

(Royal Gazette) Athletics: Athletes happy with Bermuda Games experience despite difficult conditions

(InsideEko) Athletics: Desai Williams Death, Canada Former sprinter has died

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Over 90 per cent of elite women's cycling peloton opposed to racing transgender athletes
The UCI will review its rules after the landslide verdict as three-time world champion Marion Clignet reveals depth of feeling

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Gabriela DeBues-Stafford leaves Bowerman Track Club
The Toronto native cites former teammate Shelby Houlihan's ban and its aftermath as the reason for her departure

(Edmonton Sun) Athletics: Edmonton to host elite track meet as lead-in to world championships
It is rare to have such a large number of world class athletes in Edmonton to compete

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Why are women attacked by the trans lobby while we men get far less abuse?
On Saturday, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme interviewed two people on this issue.
One was the former British women's swimming champion, Sharron Davies, who has been as outspoken as anyone — and as brave, given the blowback — in opposing the participation of those born male in top-level female sporting competition.
On the other side of the argument, the Today programme interviewed Veronica Ivy, born male, but who as Rachel McKinnon (I know, it's confusing) became the first transgender world track cycling champion in 2018, at an event for women in the 35 to 44 age bracket
Veronica Ivy's arguments were so palpably weak, and her refusal to answer an obvious question so clearly exposed by the interviewer, that this can, in the best sense, be described as public service broadcasting

(WA) Athletics: Hill, Clayton, Lyston and Hibbert impress at Jamaican High School Championships

(AW) Athletics: How the marathon stars aligned for Alice Wright
We speak to an athlete whose long wait to make her marathon debut proved to be worth it

    April 11, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 3

(Olympic Channel) Athletics" Molly Seidel: The Marathon Olympic medallist battling 'imposter syndrome'
The 27-year-old battled with an eating disorder to qualify for the USA Olympic team in her first ever marathon. Despite winning bronze at Tokyo 2020 and being a favourite for the 2022 Boston Marathon, she still struggles with confidence

(Boulder Weekly) Athletics: Hometown Hero: Nell Rojas
The fastest American woman at last year’s Boston Marathon, a fierce Latina from Boulder, prepares for round two

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Boston Marathon 2022: Everything you need to know about the third Marathon Major of the year
Our one-stop guide to the 18 April event, which sees Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir making her Boston Marathon debut. Preview, athletes to watch, and more

(WA) Athletics: Cheruiyot and Chespol among latest names confirmed for Nairobi

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya-Ethiopia partnership to benefit runners, says Ethiopian envoy
* Uasin Gishu County governor Jackson Mandago said that he is happy to have started a race that has been a blessing and hopes the next government will carry on and improve the standards of the race
* "We initiated a race and as a race patron I will be looking forward to handing over the baton and I hope the next government will work better and make the race big," said Mandago

    April 10, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Irish Times) Athletics: Ill-fitting shoes cost Scullion the chance of Irish marathon record
‘Rotterdam was fabulous until about 37km and my poor feet went numb’ says Belfast runner

(EA) Athletics: Jacobs confirmed for rare 200m appearance in Savona

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians give Team USATF five wins in Continental Gold Tour opener

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchirchir, Chebet win Eldoret Marathon
* Kipchirchir, who trains in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County crossed the line in 2 hours 13 minutes and 10 seconds ahead of Michael Mutai who clocked 2:13:23 while Josphat Bett sealed the podium in 2:13:58
* Chebet finished the race in 2:29:57 ahead of Shyline Jepkorir who timed 2:30:13 while Lilian Jelagat was third in 2:30:23
* Race director, two-time Boston Marathon champion Moses Tanui termed this year's edition a success and revealed that next year they will be introducing the wheelchair race and paraylmpics category

(WA) Athletics: Nageeye and Hailu triumph at Rotterdam Marathon

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Rules on trans participation are 'in a MESS' across the sporting world with the IOC's framework at odds with other federations and adding to the confusion over criteria for competing as a woman
* The Mail on Sunday survey has revealed Transgender guidelines are in a ‘mess’
* An audit of all those representing Olympic sports threw up disparate responses
* It also revealed fresh calls for the IOC to drop its current transgender framework
* The survey found several ruling bodies were sticking with their existing policy
* This is despite the International Olympic Committee’s recent change in position
(AI) Athletics: Seven-time Canadian record holder DeBues-Stafford leaves Nike Bowerman Track Club
(Instagram) DeBues-Stafford Leaves Bowerman TC

(VeloNews) Women in Sport: British Cycling halts transgender participation policy
Dozens of female athletes sign letter to the UCI earlier this week criticizing its current policy on transgender inclusion

(PodFollow) Women in Sports: Sharron Davies: Why we must defend women’s sports

(WA) Athletics: Camacho-Quinn and Gardiner battle the breeze in Bermuda
(NBC) Noah Lyles, Erriyon Knighton edged at USATF Bermuda Games
(Royal Gazette) USATF Bermuda Games

Athletics: Leslie Sexton and Jeremy Coughler Claim the Titles at the Under Armour Spring Run-Off
Celebrating its 45th edition, the Under Armour Spring Run-Off has raised more than $45,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

    April 9, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(ITU) Triathlon: Potter dominates in Munich as home favourites secure podium spots
Raphael rolls back the years to produce shock win as Yee and Van Riel struggle

(WA) Athletics: Allman breaks North American discus record with 71.46m in La Jolla

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World champ Ruth Chepng'etich seals double at Prisons Championships
* Commonwealth Games 20km walk bronze medalist Samuel Gathimba from Eastern led Shadrack Nyamai (Eastern) and Nehemiah Kiprono of Rift Valley is scooping all the podium places in men's 10km race walk. Gathimba clocked 42:57.3, while Nyamai and Kiprono timed 46:10.0 and 46:59.7 respectively.
* Violet Jepkemboi of PSTC triumphed in the women's event in 57:04.3, ahead of Nairobi's Caroline Nyambura and Rift Valley's Dorcas Esinyen who timed 59:59.0 and one hour and 11.9 minutes respectively

(Inside the Games) Athletics: USATF warns athletes they must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by June 27 to compete at Oregon22

(Daily Nation) Athletics: World champ Ruth Chepng'etich eyes faster time in Oregon
* The 27-year-old Kenyan overcame the midnight heat in the Qatari capital Doha to take the marathon title in September 2019. She then posted the second-fastest women-only marathon time of 2hr 17min 18sec to win in Nagoya, Japan, in March

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Bermuda

(WA) Athletics: Plaatjes – indomitable spirit, exceptional talent

Amplifying Women: Championing Our Sport

Under-Armour Spring Run-Off - Toronto, ON

USATF bermuda Games - Devonshire, Bermuda
TV Coverage on NBX 14:30 - 16:30 EDT

    April 8, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Women in Sport: Transgender women no longer able to compete at elite female events run by British Cycling
Transgender women are no longer able to compete at elite female events run by British Cycling after the organisation suspended its current policy

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: Olympic Medalist Raven ‘Hulk’ Saunders Sees the Future She’s Paving for Black, Queer Athletes
The shot put star reflects on her journey to the global stage and her hopes for other athletes like her to see themselves competing at the Olympic

(WADA) Drugs in Sport: WADA calls on athletes and the global anti-doping community to ‘Play True for Peace’

)The Guardian) Women in Sport: British Cycling U-turn freezes trans women out of elite female events
Board of directors suspends transgender policy - Mother of Emily Bridges says trans cyclist was ‘dumped by email’

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Teenage sprinter becomes first Ukrainian refugee to link up with Irish athletics club

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 373: Steve Magness – Performance Coach and Author
Steve Magness is a performance coach, a writer, and is the author of several books including Peak Performance, The Passion Paradox, and the Science of Running. He is also the co-founder of The Growth Equation. You’ve heard from his business partner, Brad Stulberg, on this podcast. Steve was the track and field and cross country coach for the University of Houston. Back in the day, he also worked with the Nike Oregon Project and he was one of the whistleblowers on Alberto Salazar

(Evening Standard) Women in Sport: Transgender riders barred from women’s events after British Cycling suspends policy
British Cycling has suspended its policy regarding transgender and non-binary cyclists after Emily Bridges’ unsuccessful bid to compete at the women’s British National Omnium Championships

(Triathlete*) Triathlon: Eddie Brocklesby Is the “Irongran” of Triathlon
The 78-year-old is the oldest British woman to finish an Ironman — and she's still going strong

(WA) Athletics: Ukraine Fund launches to support athletes affected by conflict

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: 'Dumped by email': Emily Bridges' mum hits out after British Cycling blocks transgender athletes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Why Kenya's marathon big guns won't fire
* Most have opted to compete in World Major Marathons races among other top paying races across the world
* It will be the third time Kamworor is competing at the world event

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Oliver Hoare Drops a 1:48.80 Final 800m to Win the Australian 1500m Title

(Swimming World) Women in Sport: A Look At the Numbers and Times: No Denying the Advantages of Lia Thomas
As the controversy over transgender participation in women’s sports continues, including through newspaper discussion and television debate, here is a look at how Lia Thomas fared against biological women during her recent season at the University of Pennsylvania

(CBC) Olympics: U of T scholars ask Sport Minister for review of Own The Podium
Letter states medals-first mandate puts pressure to prioritize results over health

(RRW) Athletics: 1988 USA Olympic Trials Marathon Champion Mark Conover Has Died
Mark Conover, the surprise winner of the 1988 USA Olympic Team Trials Men's Marathon, died last night in hospice after a long battle with cancer. He was 61

(RRW) Athletics: NN Extends Running Team Sponsorship
Dutch financial services company NN Group has extended their title sponsorship of the NN Running Team, the company reported today

(The Guardian) Athletics: Going once, going twice … gold! Men’s 100m Olympic medal up for auction
Harrison Dillard took gold at the London Games in 1948 and this weekend, nearly 75 years on, that medal is up for sale

(The Star) Athletics: Kipkemoi, Barsosio eye Rotterdam Marathon titles again
* Kipkemoi won the 10,000m title at the 2012 Africa Championships in Port Novo, Benin, and silver in 10,000m at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.
* Kipkemoi is returning after serving two years for anti-doping rules violation in 2020

(PreClassic) Athletics: Hurdle Trailblazers will battle at Pre Classic

    April 7, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(GB News) Women in Sport: UK Sport has confirmed lottery funding could be given to Emily Bridges

(Spiked Online) Women in Sports: Why we must defend women’s sports
Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies talks to Brendan O’Neill about why biology matter

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: “I struggle with motivation sometimes”
As he eyes a fifth Olympic medal at Paris 2024, the Kenyan shares how manages to stay motivated for his epic runs and his desire to learn how to swim

(AI) Athletics: NN Running Team celebrates 5 year anniversary and extends contract with title sponsor NN Group

(Tri247) Triathlon: The unique physical challenge of triathlon’s ‘sadistic’ Arena Games
It may be short but it can be brutal too - Super League's lead physio Geoff Twinning on a test like no other

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'It's violating women and women's rights': Brave swimmer slams Lia Thomas after tying with her at NCAA championship and says 'large majority' of athletes think it's 'totally wrong' she's allowed to compete - but have been told not to say anything
* Riley Gaines, a University of Kentucky swimmer, tied with Thomas for fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle NCAA championship last month
* The University of Kentucky swimmer said that she believes the NCAA body has handled everything 'extremely poorly'
* Gaines said she believes that Lia's participation is now violating women's rights across the board
* 'It's just totally wrong. I'm almost certain that I'm speaking for large majority of female athletes and this is just not okay. And it's not fair,' Gaines said
* She recounted the moment she realized that even though Thomas and she had tied, the 5th place trophy would be given to Thomas
* Swimming officials told her the trophies were given out in 'chronological order' and that she would receive her trophy in the mail instead

(Diamond League) Athletics: Nageotte leads world class pole vault field in Birmingham
Olympic champion Katie Nageotte will launch her 2022 Wanda Diamond League season alongside Sandi Morris, Katerina Stefanidi and Holly Bradshaw in Birmingham

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya names marathon teams for World Championships
* The World Athletics Championships are programmed from July 15 to 24 in Eugene, Oregon, United States of America while the Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England
* AK President Jack Tuwei said that the World marathon women's defending champion Ruth Chepng'etich and two-time World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor will lead team for the World Athletics Championships

(WA) Athletics: The World Athletics Championships Budapest 23 will start in 500 days

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Former athletics world record holder Moorcroft becomes High Sheriff of the West Midlands
Former 5,000 metres world record holder David Moorcroft has been installed as High Sheriff of the West Midlands at a ceremony in Birmingham

(BAA) Athletics: B.A.A. Policy on Russian and Belarusian Athletes
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that Russians and Belarusians, who were accepted into the 2022 Boston Marathon or 2022 B.A.A. 5K as part of the open registration process and are currently residing in either country, will no longer be allowed to compete in either event
(NY Times) The Boston Marathon has barred runners from Russia and Belarus

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Chris Heuisler – Used to Define Me, Now it Refines Me
Carrie chats with Chris Heuisler! They chat about his latest initiative called the Knob Creek Jogging Club, which is made up of a hundred bartenders all jogging into healthier lives. They also cover his journey into the sport, his production company Brontosaurus, how he met his wife, his acting days, coaching all sorts of people, and much more!

(The Critic) Women in Sport: The flawed science of trans inclusion in women’s sport
Advocates are embracing unreliable studies to justify unfair competition
(Unherd) The week the trans spell was broken
It's finally ok to say that gender extremism wears no clothes

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Timothy Cheruiyot, Chespol big names at Prisons meet
* World marathon champ Chepng’etich, Keter also in the mix
* NHIF donated Sh420,000, MRM gave Sh280,000 in addition to 300 pieces of umbrellas while Nairobi West and South Hospital/Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital Sh100,000 and 13 dart boards.
* Isuzu East Africa gave trophies worth Sh175,000

Athletics: Registration Opening for 40th Anniversary Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Full-Scale 2022 Marathon Weekend Planned for Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Athletics: Vienna City Marathon set for April 24th
Prater Hauptallee becomes World Athletics Heritage site

    April 6, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Head of Team GB Olympic cycling calls for transgender rule change
Sara Symington among 76 women signing letter - Change would bar Emily Bridges from women’s cycling events

FanHub) Athletics: Natalie Cook Having The Best HS Season in 2022? | New 100m Star Ilias Garcia!!

(Footwear News) Athletics: Lululemon Taps Adidas, Nike Veterans for Key Footwear Roles as Brand’s New Shoe Biz Threatens Industry Giants

(Fox News) Triathlon: IRONMAN athlete dies in Galveston after receiving medical attention during swim portion of event

(Fox News) Women in Sport: 15 states threaten legal action against Biden admin to protect 'integrity of women's sports'
Attorneys general are 'alarmed' about possible new implementations of Title IX by the Biden admin

(BBC) Women in Sport: Prime Minister Boris Johnson says transgender women should not compete in women's sport
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he does not believe transgender women should compete in female sporting events - a view he conceded may be "controversial"

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: NCAA & NJCAA OTF National Athletes of the Week

(ESW) Athletics: Anderson’s Maple Syrup Joins Grandma’s Marathon as Major Sponsor
PURE FUEL to be Offered as Official Racecourse Energy in 2022

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Team GB's Olympic cycling chief signs a letter calling to STOP transgender riders such as Emily Bridges from competing in women's events
* Sara Symington is one of the most senior figures involved in British cycling
* She is part of an alliance of 76 women to write to cycling's governing body, the UCI, criticising their current transgender policy
* The group say the UCI should 'rescind' the rule that allows trans riders to compete against women

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Is 30 Minutes of Exercise a Day Enough?
Science says you may need less exercise than you think to live a long and healthy life

(Spotify) Cycling: Outspoken - Taylor Phinney
Season 3 of Outspoken kickoffs with Taylor Phinney, longtime Thereabouts friend and first time Thereabouts Audio Wizard in Chief. Taylor has publicly discussed his retirement from professional cycling, but we remained a bit miffed how the American superstar, the media darling who ushered US cycling into the digital era, could walk away at age 29 and the prime of his career

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: AK to intensify war against doping despite latest AIU setback
* Athletes from countries in Category A must undergo three mandatory out-of-competition tests
* AK president Tuwei calls on all stakeholders to join hands in fighting the vice
* The anti-doping rules will be strictly applied when inviting athletes for trials for international championship

(WA) Athletics: The state of play with 100 days to go to Oregon

(Times of S Diego) Athletics: Nike, USATF Playing Hard to Get in Fan’s ‘State of Track and Field’ Documentary

(Spiked Online) Women in Sport: ‘Women’s sport has been thrown under the bus’
Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies on why male-bodied athletes should not compete in women’s sports

WA) Athletics: Olympic medallists to kick-start season in Bermuda

    April 5, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USATF) Athletics:USATF Bermuda Games Kicks Off 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Series

Athletics: Desjardins signs on as Ottawa Half-Marathon presenting sponso
The partnership also sees Desjardins taking on title sponsorship of the Charity Challenge program

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Adidas ad featuring a trans woman is playing on repeat during March Madness. It's making people angry

(AI) Athletics: Spring Run-Off 8K will see a new champion on Saturday

(NBC) Athletics: Boston Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele among big names to withdraw

(BAA) Athletics: Updated Start Lists Announced for 126th Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 5K, and B.A.A. Invitational Mile

(Toronto Star) Amateur Sports: There is a better, safer way for Canadian amateur sports. It starts with smarter funding
In the wake of serious allegations by Canadian athletes in several sports, the fix is much bigger than improving the way complaints are reported and dealt with. Surely it’s better to have fewer of them to begin with

(GBNews) Women in Sport: Former Team GB marathon runner claims sportspeople 'are too scared to speak up' about trans athletes
Double Olympian Mara Yamauchi says female athletes are abused, silence and told top shut up

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 199 with Ben Rosario and Matt Fitzgerald
“I think [that] a champion, they just want to answer that question, they just want to see how good they can be. They don’t get caught up in arbitrary times, or what other people think—or in amateur runner terms, what the Boston qualifier is for their particular age-group—they just don’t think that way. And a lot of people do, and a lot of people are wired that way, but a champion just wants to get the most out of themselves and they enjoy the hardest parts of training and racing. That’s really a champion.”

(ITU) Triathlon: Munich prepares to host first of three-stop Arena Games Triathlon World Championship Series

(FanHub) Athletics: Real Talk with World Indoor Gold Medalist Ajee’ Wilson

(Deseret News) Athletics: How Utah became fertile ground for elite runners
‘Per capita there is no place better than Utah’ says Isaac Wood, co-founder of Run Elite Program

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 2

    April 4, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Times) Women in Sport: Female cyclists scared to speak out on Emily Bridges controversy

(Fast-Women) Athletics: After surgery, Emily Lipari returns to racing with a new outlook
(EA) Athletics: Amdouni smashes French record with 2:05:22 in the Paris Marathon

(The Star) Athletics: Kipruto, Kiplagat cap sweet weekend for Kenya in Milano
* Titus Kipruto laid down a marker for his full road race career when he clocked 2:05:05
* Kenya's Judith Jeptum persevered through nail-biting weather conditions to clinch the Paris Marathon in a course record
* Kenyans' accolades internationally continued a trend that started on Saturday at the Prague Half Marathon

(Washinton Times) Women in Sport: Coaches add All-America honors for women swimmers bumped by Lia Thomas

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Organisers set registration deadline for Eldoret City Marathon
* Last year, the race was ranked by the Abbott World Marathon Majors, making it the only race in Kenya to be recognized by the global marathon body.
* Mercy Kipchumba and 2016 Valencia Marathon champion Victor Kipchirchir bagged victory in last year's edition

(WA) Athletics: Jeptum breaks French all-comers’ record at Paris Marathon, Teklu breaks course record in Barcelona

(CBC) Athletics: Kenya's Jeptum breaks women's course record en route to Paris Marathon victory
Ethiopia's Deso Gelmisa victorious in men's race

Athletics: Kenyan Nicholas Kosimbei Ties Course Record, Fifth Grade Teacher Susanna Sullivan Becomes First Local to Win Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Since 1982
Ninety year-old George Yannakakis sets an American 90-94 age group record by over two minutes, running 2:33:04.

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges is set to MISS OUT on qualification for this summer's Commonwealth Games after the sport's governing body blocked the 21-year-old from riding in elite women's events while a panel reviews the case
* Emily Bridges set to miss out on qualification for the Commonwealth Games
* UCI have blocked 21-year-old Bridges from riding in the elite women's events
* The cyclist's last hope of selection now appears to be under a Wales clause

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Amateur women and girls across Britain are 'quitting sport' after facing male-bodied opponents, claim campaigners
* Women and girls are 'pressured to compete in sports with transgender women'
* A campaign group says they are leaving competitive sports in droves as a result
* Fair Play For Women states that it is also affecting grassroots and amateur sport

    April 3, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AW) Athletics: Becky Briggs and Jonny Mellor take Manchester Marathon victories
Commonwealth Games and European Champs trial sees a spate of fast times in the north-west of England

Athletics: Hendrik Pfeiffer and Domenika Mayer win in Hannover and take German titles
In freezing conditions Germans Hendrik Pfeiffer and Domenika Mayer took the HAJ Hannover Marathon and the national championships which were included in the event

Athletics: Sheila Kiprotich Chepkirui breaks course record at GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON
Sheila Kiprotich Chepkirui produced the performance of the day, breaking the course record of the 41st GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON. Despite very cold conditions with almost freezing temperatures at the start she clocked a world-class time of 65:02. It is the 18th fastest half marathon time ever run by a woman

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jepchirchir out to leave mark in Boston Marathon debut
* Daily Nation and NTV Kenya will Sunday focus on what it takes to become a marathon star
* A lot has been said about Jepchirchir, but it's her journey to stardom that plays in her mind whenever she is preparing for a race
* Jepchichir said that being named in the Boston Marathon elite field is an honour, and she is confident of good results

(France24) Athletics: Ethiopia’s Gelmisa and Kenya’s Jeptum triumph at Paris marathon
Morning Star) Kenya's Jeptum breaks women's record at Paris marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyego, Kiplagat reign in MIlan as Kibet, Chepkemoi rule in Berlin
* Kipyego, who was making his debut in marathon closed personal best 2 hours, 05 minutes and 05 seconds to win, beating compatriot Daniel Kibet to second place in 2:05:20
* It was also a bounty of harvest for Kenyans in Germany where Alex Kibet and Joyce Chepkemoi won the men and women’s edition of Berlin Half Marathon

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: From pool to track: disputes over trans athletes mustn’t make everyone a loser
(Daily Mail) Female cyclists had considered BOYCOTTING National Omnium Championships if trans rider Emily Bridges was allowed to race in the row that has rocked the sport... and she could still be banned indefinitely
* Female cyclists wanted to boycott Omnium Championships if trans rider Emily Bridges was allowed to participate
* Bridges was banned from the competition despite lowering testosterone levels
* She could still receive an indefinite ban if a UCI deem her inclusion is unfair
* Sophie Lewis won the Championships, with Neah Evans finishing second
Trans athletes must compete in a separate category – or countless young women's sporting dreams will be smashed: Olympic gold medallist NICOLE COOKE – whose hero is a trans woman – bravely speaks out
Amateur women and girls across Britain are 'quitting sport' after facing male-bodied opponents, claim campaigners
* Women and girls are 'pressured to compete in sports with transgender women'
* A campaign group says they are leaving competitive sports in droves as a result
* Fair Play For Women states that it is also affecting grassroots and amateur sport
(The Times) Karen Pickering: I believe in a protected female category

(The Independent) University Games: Russia to invite ‘friendly’ nations to compete in university games while athletes are banned worldwide
Most sports codes have barred Russian teams or individual athletes from partaking in international events

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Athletes fear track and field could soon be embroiled into the transgender debate after controversy surrounding cyclist Emily Bridges as one star admits: 'It's a situation that could happen in any sport'
* Athletics stars believe track and field could enter the transgender debate
* It comes after Emily Bridges was banned from National Omnium Championships
* There was also furore over Lia Thomas competing in US college swimming
* One British star fears it is 'a challenge that could happen in athletics'

Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run - Washington, DC

Generali Berlin Half Marathon - Berlin, Germany

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris - Paris, France

    April 2, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Dubler, McDermott and Hull among winners to book Oregon places in Sydney

(German Road Races) Athletics: Preview of the 41st GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON 2022 on Sunday: Elite runners go for records in Berlin

(RRW) Athletics: Kenyans Renju & Jepleting Win Cold & Windy Prague Half-Marathon
After nearly a three year wait because of the pandemic, runners once again took to the streets of the Czech capitol for the Sportisimo Prague Half-Marathon this morning

(The Times*) Women in Sport: The Times view on the trans debate: Back to Basics
The conversation has become fatally mired in victimhood culture, political cowardice and a failure to safeguard gay and women’s rights

(The Star) Athletics: Cheptai out to build on New York success at Prague Half Marathon
* Cheptai will be competing in Saturday's Prague Half Marathon and wants to improve on her result in the Czech capital
*She says she is not under any pressure to return a credible result
* Cheptais finished seventh at the 2017 World Championships in London

(The Times*) Women in Sport: Women will never accept sports being rigged
How can female bodies be expected to compete fairly against those who were born with inherent physical advantages

(WA) Athletics: Japanese record-holders Izumiya, Terada and Aoki to race in Tokyo

(Toronto Star) Women in Sport: Athletes can battle effects of maltreatment in sport well into adulthood

    April 1, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 372: Elaina Tabb – 2nd American in Boston in 2021, Back to Hopkinton in Two Weeks
Elaina Tabb ran her debut marathon in Boston this past fall where she placed 12th and was the second American behind Nell Rojas. She ran a 2:30:33 in Boston and she is running it again in a few weeks! Elaina recently announced that she is sponsored by Adidas. She lives in Pittsburgh and is a high school math teacher. She has represented Team USA around the world on every continent except for Antarctica and Australia

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Kentucky swimmer who tied with Lia Thomas says majority of women not okay with 'trajectory' of female sports

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Excluded trans cyclist Emily Bridges says she meets criteria to compete
Bridges ‘just wants to race competitively again’ - Rider was unable to take part in national omnium event

.(The Times) Women in Sport: How activists used a veil of secrecy to rewrite biology
As feminists are vilified online and politicians try and fail to describe what a woman is, the rest of us are entitled to ask how we got ourselves into this mess and how we can navigate a sensible route out of it, says Lucy Bannerman

(Runner's Wolrd) Athletics: Elite Marathoner and Nurse Will Run Boston in Scrubs
Sam Roecker, who has a PR of 2:29, will run for nurses’ mental health

(AC) Athletics: american distance star and dual-citizen grant fisher to represent canada at 2022 world championship

(Diamond League) Athletics: Champions Mihambo and Vuleta to clash in Birmingham

Athletics: HAJ Hannover Marathon set for April 3rd
Hannover returns with focus on German championships

(WA) Athletics: Competitive clashes on the cards for road races in Paris, Barcelona and Prague

(LRC) Women in Sport: We Were Wrong: Biological Males Don’t Have an Unfair Advantage in Women’s Sport

(State of Swimming) Swimming: FINA Asks IOC To Halve Olympic Pool Standard To 25m After 2032 Games In Sustainability Drive That Would See Robots Replace Time Keepers

(CBC) Athletics: Watch the 2022 U Sports track & field national championship
Live coverage from Saint John, N.B.

(Ther Telegraph) Running: Running in a 41-degree cupboard – a glimpse into the Marathon des Sables, the world's toughest race
Telegraph Sport gains a taste of what it is like running a 150-mile race over six days in 50-degree heat in the Sahara Desert

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: AIU reprimands more Kenyan athletes for whereabouts failure
* Two other athletes Mathew Kisorio and Justus Kimutai, both from Kenya, have been provisionally suspended also for whereabouts failures.
* Kisorio has a failed drugs test before and served a four-year ban

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Oklahoma governor explains reasoning behind signing Save Women's Sports Act, addresses critics
Oklahoma bill bans transgender girls from competing in female sports

(MIC) Youth Sports: America is obsessed with young prodigies — until they stop being superhuman
When we glorify “30 Under 30” honorees and young Olympians, we’re doing more harm than good.

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Cycling chiefs are set to hold talks on imposing stricter rules on transgender athletes competing in women's events after Emily Bridges was blocked from National Omnium Championships
* Cycling officials will look at toughening rules on competing in its competitions
* Trans rider Emily Bridges was blocked taking part in the National Omnium Championships this week
* It came despite Bridges having lowered her testosterone levels to compete
* UCI chief David Lappartient admits current rules are 'probably not good enough

(GoDrakeBulldogs) Athletics: USATF Men’s & Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships Return to Grand Blue Mile

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Cycling in urgent talks with other sports over tougher rules for trans athletes
UCI president says current rules ‘probably not enough’ - David Lappartient: ‘It is a very sensitive topic at the moment’

(Richard Syrett Radio Show) Women in Sport: Linda Blade comments on the UCI disallowing #EmilyBridges to compete in BritishCycling women’s race this weekend

(Trail Runner) Athletics: The Exciting, Rapid Adaptations From Speed Work In Studies
Some exercise physiology studies show quick improvement in athletes introducing just a few weeks of 30-second intervals. Does that mean all athletes might benefit from applying the principles of speed development? The answer could have major implications for how you think about structuring a training week

(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics: Jack Buckner announced as new chief executive
Jack Buckner is leaving his role as chief executive of British Swimming to take up the same role at UK Athletics

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