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Runner's Web January 2022 FrontPage Archive

    January 31, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(NY Times) Athletics: Disgraced Running Coach Was Barred for Life for Alleged Sexual Assault
An arbitrator’s ruling, revealed for the first time, shows that allegations of physical assault prompted a lifetime ban for Alberto Salazar, the former coach of the Nike Oregon Project

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

(Runnerspace) Athletics: NSAF and Nike Cement Extended Partnership to Support High School Track & Field Athletes

(4W) Women in Sport: British Cycling Members Warned Not to Criticize New Trans Policy
.. and urged to report behavior and language to the "Integrity and Compliance Department."

(WA) Athletics: National record-holder Lopez, on track and making history for Mexico

(Nine) Athletics: Why legendary Kiwi distance runner Rod Dixon feared being killed at 1976 Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks of the Week in Colleguate Track and Field

(Tri247) Triathlon: How fast? Mark Allen with his Lucy Charles-Barclay Sub8 prediction
Big things are expected from the British superstar this summer

(Business Wire) Women in Sport: Colgate Women’s Games is Back on Track to Return for 47th Season
The Nation’s Longest-Running Track & Field Series for Girls and Young Women Unveils New Outdoor Competition Schedule for April 2022

(VeloNews) Drugs in Sport: No doping cases in the 2021 WorldTour: Reason to celebrate, or time to worry?
Renewed skepticism of a 'peloton at two speeds' prompts UCI's No. 2 to suggest increased intelligence and police cooperation to unmask cheaters

(BBC) Athletics: Kirsty Law: Scottish discus thrower has big goals for 2022 and beyond
Kirsty Law is improving "like a fine wine" as she steps up her bid to turn her Olympic dreams into reality

(EA) Athletics: Lillesø breaks Ingebrigtsen’s European indoor U20 3000m record in Sollentuna

(Swimming World) Women in Sport: Olympic Champ Nancy Hogshead-Makar: Why Lia Thomas and Transgender Athletes Must Not Compete Against Biological Females

(WA) Athletics: Gardiner breaks world indoor 300m best in Columbia

(EA) Athletics: Ehammer scores world heptathlon lead of 6285 points in Aubiere

(AW) Athletics: Yalemzerf Yehualaw returns to Antrim Coast Half
Ethiopian runner plans to defend her title at Northern Ireland event in August on a course which organisers promise will be accurate this time after the 2021 short-course issue

    January 30, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Inoue and Adachi Win Osaka Half Marathon as Fukushi Bows Out

(NY Times) Athletics: Twenty Years of Sub-Four-Minute Miles
Nick Willis ran a mile in under four minutes for the 20th straight year. It set off one of the more remarkable celebrations for a ninth-place finish

(WA) Athletics: Melak claims back-to-back wins at Cinque Mulini

(AW) Athletics: World record confusion at the Millrose Games
Ryan Crouser seemingly produces the biggest shot put throw in history, only for the mark to be scrapped due to a measuring malfunction

(Track and Field News) Argketics: Millrose Games Women — Big Meet Back In Big Way
Elle Purrier St. Pierre was indeed a big whoop in the women’s Wanamaker Mile

(National Review) Women in Sport: UPenn May Sue if Transgender Swimmer Is Barred from Women’s Championship

(The Pilot) Women in Sport: Transgender Athletic Participation is New Ground for Debate, Legislation

(WA) Athletics: Matsuda runs 2:20:52 to break Osaka Women's Marathon record

(CBC) Athletics: Coleman edges Bromell for 60-metre victory at Millrose Games in return from suspension
American finishes one hundredth of a second ahead of compatriot with time of 6.49

(USATF) Athletics: World leading performances highlight the 114th Millrose Games

(WA) Athletics: Willis becomes first man to break four minutes in the mile for 20 consecutive years

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Simiu, Jeruto triumph in Discovery Cross Country
* In the men’s 8km junior race, Ismael Kirui bagged victory after clocking 24:32.3 ahead of Felix Korir, who timed 24:34.5, while Brian Kiplimo settled for third place in 24:48.7.
* In the women's 6km junior race, Pamela Kosgei, who is the younger sister for women's world record holder Brigid Kosgei, managed to beat a competitive field to win the race in 21:17.9

(RRW) Athletics: Australian Hoare Wins Fast Wanamaker Mile At 114th Millrose Games
With a snowstorm raging outside, Ollie Hoare of the Boulder-based On Athletics Club (OAC) unleashed his own fury in the WHOOP Wanamaker Mile at the 114th Millrose Games at The Armory, winning the meet's signature event in an Australian indoor record and world leading time of 3:50.83

(BBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman: World champion wins on sprint return after ban
World 100m champion Christian Coleman won on his first short-sprint appearance since an 18-month ban for missing three drugs tests

Osaka Women's Marathon - Osaka, Japan

    January 29, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Athletics NZ’s MIQ dilemma set to slash team for world indoor championships

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Teammate of trans UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas' slams school for prioritizing her inclusion in the team and claims they will SUE if she is banned from competing in NCAA championship if transgender rules are changed
* A teammate of trans UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas claimed the university is too focused on Thomas's success and would sue if she's not allowed to compete
* The teammate said she overheard administrators say they were prepared to sue if transgender rules were changed for the NCAA championships in March
* USA Swimming, which oversees the regulations, said 'non-elite' trans athletes were free to compete but never specified if Thomas was considered 'non-elite'
* The teammate added that the rest of the team's feelings on the issue have been ignored and that UPenn 'doesn't care about their women athletes'

(SwimSwam) Women in Sport: NCAA Further Outlines New Transgender Eligibility Requirements

(NY Post) Women in Sport: Trans athletes like Lia Thomas are destroying women’s sports in way as unfair as doping cheats – stop this woke insanity now!

Mu vs. Purrier St. Pierre Could Be Most Interesting Millrose Match-Up
At the last edition of the Millrose Games nearly two years ago, Elle Purrier St. Pierre won a pitched last-lap battle with Germany's Konstanze Klosterhalfen in the Wanamaker Mile, setting a new American record of 4:16.85

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 USTFCCCA Cross Country Academic Awards

(WA) Athletics: Aregawi and Duplantis put on a show in Karlsruhe

(AW) Athletics:Josh Kerr has British indoor mile record in his sights
Olympic bronze medallist could threaten Peter Elliott’s long-standing mark in the Wanamaker Mile at the 114th Millrose Games on Saturday

(Runner's World) Athletics: Running’s Most Committed Party Animal Returns to Nike—and Running Fast
Craig Engels explains what he can about his new four-year deal and heads to Millrose Games in good shape

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: No, athletes are not dying from Covid-19 vaccines
The links between vaccines and athlete death are baseless health officials say. There is no evidence to suggest the vaccine is causing more deaths or injuries among athletes

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Tuberville slams NCAA, Biden administration over transgender athlete eligibility
The coach called Title IX the 'best thing' in his four-decade coaching career

Millrose Games - New York, NY
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    January 28, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Dame Flora Duffy named among world’s top 50 fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated

(USATF) Athletics: Olympic champions highlight stellar fields at 114th Millrose Games

(WA) Athletics: Melak takes on Worku at 90th Cinque Mulini

(Boston Globe) Running: As events return, amateur athletes exercise their pent-up demand for travel
Destination athletic events are reporting big spikes in interest and selling out quickly

(Spikes) Athletics: Dream Bigger by Femke Bol
When I was eight, my brother had just started doing athletics and it looked like a lot of fun. My dad would always bring me along to training, so one day I decided to give it a try myself

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiprop eyes Discovery Kenya X-Country title defence
* The event which has always been used to identify upcoming talents is expected to attract a good number of athletes who are preparing for upcoming track season
* Participants will compete in the 6km junior women’s race, 8km junior men’s race and 10km senior men and women’s race only
* Kiprop, who trains in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County told Nation Sport he is looking forward to defend his title despite stiff competition especially from upcoming athletes

(3Wire Sports) Athletics: Track and field has a problem. His name is Steve Prefontaine

(BBC) Athletics:Christian Coleman: World champion to make sprint return after whereabouts ban
World 100m champion Christian Coleman will on Saturday make his first short-sprint appearance since a six-month ban for missing three drugs tests

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Marcell Jacobs exclusive: 'My Olympic 100m win was down to blood, sweat and tears - not doping'
In his first major UK interview, the Italian hits back at his sceptics, explains his absence from the track and reveals how life has changed

(Fox Sports) Women in Sports: Caitlyn Jenner 'disappointed' in NCAA: 'We must protect women's sports'
Lia Thomas continues to shatter women's swim records

(EA) Athletics:Scotland name team to contest DNA indoor international on home soil

(Mirro) Drugs in Sport: taly's Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs hits back at doping accusations
Italian sprinter Marcell Jacobs left athletics fans and pundits stunned by clocking 9.80 seconds to claim gold at the re-arranged Tokyo 2020 Olympics last summer

(USATF) Athletics: 2022 World Athletics Championships set for Oregon, July 15-24

    January 27, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletixs: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Karlsruhe

(Arkansas Razorbacks) Athletics: Stellar field of talent assembled for Razorback Invitational

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'We're uncomfortable in our own locker room.' Lia Thomas' UPenn teammate tells how the trans swimmer doesn't always cover up her male genitals when changing and their concerns go ignored by their coach
* One of Lia Thomas' teammates tells they feel uncomfortable sharing a locker room with the transgender UPenn swimmer
* 'It's definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,' she said
* The swimmer said that multiple teammates have raised their concerns with their coach, trying to get Thomas ousted from the female locker room * The teammate added that Thomas appears to enjoy all the attention and said it affects the team more than it does her
* Thomas previously competed on UPenn men's swim team for three years as Will before transitioning in 2019

(BBC) Athletics: UK Athletics to review all historical safeguarding cases that did not end in permanent ban
UK Athletics (UKA) will review all historical safeguarding cases involving sexual activity or grooming with a child or adult at risk, where this did not result in a permanent ban

(Outside Online) Athletics: Welcome to Outside Run
We’re expanding our running coverage, and PodiumRunner is moving over to Outside Online

(The Star) Athletics: Sky is the limit for Omanyala, marathon legend Kipchoge says
* Character, education and support is the key to success for Omanyala, Kipchoge says
* Kipchoge was recognised by SOYA for his consistent and superb performance over the course of his career
* Omanyala was crowned the SOYA Sportsman of the Year award

(WA) Athletics: Olympic champion Thompson-Herah headlines Birmingham 60m

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Marcell Jacobs exclusive: 'My Olympic 100m win was down to blood, sweat and tears - not doping'
In his first major UK interview, the Italian hits back at his sceptics, explains his absence from the track and reveals how life has changed

(BAA) Athletics: B.A.A. Announces Coaching Updates
* Mark Carroll elevated to Director of Athletic Programs & B.A.A. Head Coach
* Sarah Dupré-Healy & Scott Cody Join as B.A.A. Running Club Coaches

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: Egan Bernal remains in a 'favourable' condition in hospital after 'excellent spinal surgery result'; mother says 'I felt my son was born again'
The Ineos Grenadiers rider has progressed through the first, most critical 72 hours well

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies exclusive interview: Fight for 'fairness' has been fuelled by a lifetime of injustice
Cheated out of gold in 1980 and banned for the sake of £40 in '84, the former British Olympian is out to upgrade medal and right history

(Swimming World) Women in Sport:Petition Launched to ‘Urge USA Swimming to Prioritize Fairness in Women’s Sports’

(Citius Mag) Athletics: In Defense of Altitude Conversions
Every few years a race will be run on a mountain somewhere and the altitude conversion will irk the newest group of sea-level trained college kids

(RRW) Athletics: Race Results Weekly Among 2021 RRCA Honorees
Race Results Weekly is among the 14 individuals and organizations in nine categories to be selected for RRCA National Running Awards for 2021, the Road Runners Club of America announced todau

(WA) Athletics: 60th anniversary of Snell’s first mile world record

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas' teammates realizing 'they will never, ever be able to beat this person,' Penn swimmer's dad says

    January 26, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(IWV) Women in Sport: Tell USA Swimming: Keep Women’s Swimming Female

Athletics: Double Olympic Champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo to return to New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 6
Traditionally held in Boston, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will once again be temporarily relocated and held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island, New York

(NY Post) Women in Sport: Trans athletes like Lia Thomas are destroying women’s sports in way as unfair as doping cheats – stop this woke insanity now!

(Science of Sport Podcast) Endurance Sports: The Effects of Heat on Exercise
Welcome to Season 4 of the Science of Sport Podcast! So what happens to our bodies when the temperatures go up? The team dig into the mechanics of exercising in hot conditions, how to cope with extremes, the differences are between heat stroke and heat exhaustion, when it's too hot to train and why sporting event organisers should all have a heat policy to safeguard participants

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Discovery Kenya X-Country set for Sunday
* Other athletes expected to compete in the race include marathoners Valary Aiyabei, Eunice Chumba, Nancy Jelagat, Irene Cheptai, Daniel Mateiko, Titus Kiprotich and Emmanuel Bor.
* Robert Kiprop won the men's edition ahead of defending champion Nicholas Kimeli and Rodgers Kwemoi

(EA) Athletics: European U23 champion Martinez heads Spain team for DNA indoor international

(Boston Herald) Women in Sport: NCAA displays pro-trans, anti-female athlete bias

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: ‘That’s F***ed’: Joe Rogan Talks Trans Swimmer Destroying Female Competitors, Fallon Fox Comments

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Men returning women to sidelines of sports
Nearly all the organizations in a position to protect women athletes are dropping the ball

(SPorts Mole) Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee headlines England Triathlon team for Commonwealth Games

(Ali On The Run) Athletics:
“Celebrating victories big or small — that’s definitely how I choose to live life now.”

(Sports Illustrated) Women in Sport: Lawmakers Say Trans Athlete Bans Are About Protecting Women’s Sports ...
So why are these three states targeting trans boys and men?

(USATF) Athletics: USATF announces 2022 USATF Outdoor Championships site

    January 25, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(HockeyGeekGirl) Running: The 1958 beer mile? Running disaster stories
Have university athletes changed since 1958 at Oxford. What happens when they find themselves invited to a race in Dublin, the home of Guinness? This post is part of the running disaster stories series, a series of stories about those races or training runs that did not quite go as planne

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Kentucky Sprinter Abby Steiner Is Back
Abby Steiner’s last two individual indoor races produced a CR-equaling 200 and a CR 300

(Sex-Matters) Women in Sport: Introducing Sex Matters’ Advisory Group
We’re excited to welcome a panel of exceptional women and men who will share their experience and expertise in fields ranging from sport, politics, academia, law and the creative arts to business, healthcare and campaigning

(AI) Drugs in Sport: The long arm of the law will reach back; WADA releases report on Tokyo Olympic Games

(JDLFastTrack) Athletics: 2022 Camel City Elite Pro Fields Announced
Pro athletes, including 8 Olympians, set to compete at 10th Annual Camel City Elite

(RunningUSA) Athletics: Registration for the Inaugural Bank of America Chicago 13.1 Launches Today

(Gulf Today) Triathlon: Dubai Sports Council announces opening of registrations for Dubai Women’s Triathlon

(Capital FM) Athletics: Omanyala confident multi-million Adidas deal will fuel World Record dream
Having struggled to knit funds together as he sought an Olympic qualification time last year, fortunes have quickly turned for African 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala

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

(The Monring Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 191 with Luis Grijalva
“I just remember in a way running kind of changed my life because I always felt like I could have gone to the other direction where I might not have gotten a scholarship to NAU, maybe wouldn’t have gotten a college degree, or gone to the Olympics, all these things. I don’t know what I would be doing if I wasn’t running. It’s just crazy how at the age of 14, making the decision to go run, has changed my entire life in so many ways.”

(EA) Athletics: Olympic champion Tentoglou to open season at the Czech Indoor Gala

(WA) Athletics: Marileidy Paulino, from 400m newcomer to Olympic silver medallist in one year

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala set for three World Athletics Indoor Tour races
* His reason for running 60m is to improve his speed in the first half of the 100m race as he eyes to make his debut at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia slated for March 18-20 and the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA from July 15-24
* Omanyala is in Kakamega for the 2021 Sports Personality of the Year Awards (Soya) gala slated for Tuesday night at the Bukhungu Stadium

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Irish Life new title sponsor of the Dublin marathon until 2024 as event returns after two-year absence

(State of Swimming: Women in Sport: Fond Of Women’s Sport: Dr. Emma Hilton & The Science That Shows Why Biological Sex Not Gender Choice Says Who Swims As Man Or Woman

(NY Times) Women in Sport: As Lia Thomas Swims, Debate About Transgender Athletes Swirls
And the rules could change for Thomas and other swimmers as the N.C.A.A. championships approach in March.

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: NCAA's transgender policy change proves it's losing the debate

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: ‘Women are now third-class citizens,’ says Penn swimmer in exclusive interview

    January 24, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
2022 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Men returning women to sidelines of sports
Nearly all the organizations in a position to protect women athletes are dropping the ball

(Fast-Women) Athletics: After one year as a pro, a breakthrough for Fiona O’Keeffe

(Tri247) Triathlon:Are the Norwegians unbeatable? Mark Allen on the science and data
Kona legend does a deep dive into why and how the Norwegians are dominating

(Women's Running) Athletics: Sha’Carri Richardson’s 10 Sacred Seconds
A new documentary about the most important race of Sha’Carri Richardson’s life premiered yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival. Produced by the late Virgil Abloh, Sub Eleven Seconds is “a meditation on time, loss, and hope.”

Dyestat) Athletics: DyeStat Discussions - EP537 - Shannon Rowbury
Three-time U.S. Olympian and five-time World Championships qualifier Shannon Rowbury, a Nike athlete who secured gold in the distance medley relay at the World Relays and earned bronze medals at the World Outdoor Championships and World Indoor Championships, joined DyeStat editor Erik Boal to discuss her debut Jan. 8 as a broadcaster and reporter for USATF.TV at the USATF Cross Country Championships, presented by Toyota, in San Dieg

(EthiopianRun) Athletics: Corrected finishing times for elite athletes results at 2021 TotalEnergies Great Ethiopian Run International 10km

(EA) Athletics: World leading marks tumble on a busy weekend across Europe

(Belfast Telegraph) Athletics: Hellen Obiri shows her class in Dundonald

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Gov. Kristi Noem says transgender athlete bill ‘strongest' in the nation to protect women's sports
'This is about making sure that our girls have a chance to be successful,' the GOP governor said

(Study Finds) Drugs in Sport: Steroid use can impair testicular function for many years, study warns

(RRW) Athletics: Mary Anderson Named Alan Jones Timer Of The Year, America's largest running race registration platform, has named Mary Anderson of Anderson Race Management in Eagan, Minn., as the 2021 recipient of the Alan Jones Timer Award.

    January 23, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Toronto Star) Women in Sport: Athletes are pushing back against permitting trans competitors like Lia Thomas. What’s fair?
A record-smashing college swimmer is playing a big part in forcing sports into a reckoning about fairness, writes Rosie DiManno

(WA) Athletics: World Indoor Tour kicks off in Manchester

(Women's Running) Athletics: The Present is a Gift, and Athing Mu is Making the Most of It
“Your time is now” is Mu’s oft-repeated mantra, one she credits with changing her mindset and improving her performance

(EA) Athletics: Three-time European champion Saladukha announces retirement

(RT) Women in Sport: ‘Identities don’t play sports, bodies do’ – how trans women hijacked female sport

(WA) Athletics: Yehualaw smashes African all-comers’ 10km record at Great Ethiopian Run

(AW) Athletics: Amy Hunt back in form after injury-hit 2021
Sprint talent stars alongside shot putters Sophie McKinna and Scott Lincoln at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Manchester

(Yahoo) Athletics: ‘Time Has Cheated Me’: Sha’Carri Richardson Speaks Out In New Documentary ‘Sub Eleven Seconds’

(EA) Athletics: McKinna’s shot put victory highlights Manchester World Indoor Tour

(WA) Athletics: Kenya's 1968 Olympic steeplechase silver medallist Kogo dies

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Transgender UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas wins the 100m AND 200m freestyle races against Harvard days after USA Swimming said it would release new policy on whether 'elite trans athletes' will still be able to compete against biological women
* Transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, won two of her races on Saturday although her win's were by narrower margins than of late
* Her previous wins sparked controversy having smashed several women's records in the pool
* She broke two national women's records last month at the Zippy International in Akron, Ohio
* NCAA rules on transgender athletes returned to the forefront when Thomas started smashing records last year
* Under new guidelines, transgender participation for each sport will be determined by the policy for the sport's national governing body
* On Thursday, USA Swimming team announced it will allow 'non-elite' athletes to compete in a way that is 'consistent with their gender identity'
* But it also added that a new policy would 'shortly' be released on 'elite' athlete

(Swimming World Magazine) Women in Sport: In Latest Error, NCAA Runs Away From Transgender Decision; Turns Back On Women’s Sports

(State of Swimming) Women in Sports: Fond Of Women’s Sport: Dr. Emma Hilton & The Science That Shows Why Biological Sex Not Gender Choice Says Who Swims As Man Or Woman >BR>
Globe and Mail) Olympics: Norway’s radically different approach to sports helped it climb to the top of the Olympic podium

(The Siberian Times) Running: World’s coldest marathon at blistering minus 53C is complete in Yakutia
Local runner Vasily Lukin won the full distance in 3 hours, 22 minutes

(CBC) Drugs in Sport: 22 Russian track and field athletes given neutral status for 2022
World Athletics expected to grant more applications through the year

    January 22, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: After a banner year, Andre De Grasse navigates what comes next

(BBC) Athletics: Hellen Obiri: World champion cruises to NI Cross Country win in Dundonald
World champion Hellen Obiri stormed to an expected victory in the Northern Ireland International Cross Country meeting in Dundonald on Saturday

(Japan Running News) Athletics:Cancelations Hit Beppu-Oita and Nobeoka Marathons

(Real Clear Education) Womnen in Sport: Women’s Rights v. Trans Rights: Where Are the Feminists?

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics approves the applications of 22 Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

(AW) Arthletics: Hellen Obiri and Zak Mahamed win at Dundonald
World cross-country champion and British youngster take senior victories at Northern Ireland International event

(WA) Athletics: New course produces new champions as Chepkemoi and Chebolei claim Kenyan cross country titles

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah: ‘I would have loved to play for Arsenal’
The athlete, 38, talks about winning the Olympics in London, jogging down the Thames, his strict training regime and how often he shaves his head

(Daily Mail) Athletics: UK Athletics accused of attempting to push through 'fundamental' changes to the sport in SECRET which would see clubs stripped of voting rights
* UK Athletics have been plotting to strip the voting power of clubs at its EGM
* Clubs fear they will lose 'influence on decisions that directly affect them'
* UKA saw backlash for releasing the plan last minute, defending it as 'appropriate

(Mitchell Republic) Women in Sport: Transgender athlete ban cruises through South Dakota Senate on 26-7 vote
Senate Democrats were joined by five Republicans in their attempt to vote the bill down

(SwimSWam) Women in sport: Rice’s Seth Huston Becomes First Active D1 Coach To Speak On Transgender Issues
Huston believes the lack of change is accomodating Lia Thomas while failing to recognize the impact it's having on "thousands" of others

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 356: Molly Grabill – 2:29 at CIM
Molly Grabill recently ran a 2:29:17 at the California International Marathon where she placed 2nd. That was just her 3rd marathon. She ran the Grandma’s Marathon in 2019 in 2:35 and she ran the Olympic Trials in 2020 placing 25th in 2:37. Molly has been training in Boulder with the RISE Athletics. That is Nell Rojas and her dad’s training group. She trained with them for 8 weeks before CIM so we get to hear what her training looked like heading into this race. Molly also works full time for a Cyber Security company so she has a full plate on top of training really hard for marathons

(USA Today) Athletics: At 66, Olympic champion Edwin Moses still has the look of a world-class athlete

Auckland Marathon - Auckland, New Zealand

    January 21, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

Citius Mag Podcast) Athletics: On Athletics Clib Alicia Monson on winning her first U.S. title unpacking the Midwest tough...

(Gulf Today) Athletics: Kipchumba, Kosgei and Kiplimo among stellar line-up for Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon

(KRQE) Athletics: UNM to debut ‘best track in the world’ on Saturday

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas: UPenn swimmer's parent 'furious' over transgender athlete's rise

(WA) Athletics: Teenage talent Ilic hopeful of Belgrade call-up
The World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 has come just at the right time for Serbian sprinter Ivana Ilic

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Keira D’Amato Ran the Race of Her Life
The unlikely new American record holder in the marathon believes her best racing days are still ahead of her

(Capital FM) Athletics: Take fight against GBV to athletics camps, Kipchoge urges
Kenyan marathon superstar Eliud Kipchoge wants the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) be directed towards athletics camps

(AI) Athletics: Much anticipated Dubai Marathon postponed 11 months

(The Star) Athletics: What awaits athletes at national cross country event in Eldoret
* Athletics Kenya national head coach Julius Kirwa warns athletes the course will be tough and should be ready
* Barcelona Half Marathon champion Sandrafelis Chebet says the race is unpredictable because all athletes will be jostling for victory
* Lemotit Athletics Club coach Paul Kemei likewise says there is no outright favourite

(WA) Athletics: Trailblazers immortalised in illustration
Many of the biggest moments in athletics history, relived in a way never seen before....

)World Athletics) Athletics: Barega and Muir to attack 3000m and 1000m World Indoor records
* Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega of Ethiopia will attack the world indoor 3000m record at the Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais meeting in Lievin, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold level series event, on February 17
* The Scottish Olympic 1500m silver medallist Laura Muir will attempt a long-standing world indoor 1000m record at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold event, on Saturday, February 19

(Women's Running) Athletics: Big Changes Are Paying Off for Sydney McLaughlin
There are many questions ahead for one of America’s brightest young stars, but, for now, she is mum on the details of goals beyond this standout yea

(Gear Junkie) Athletics: Nike ZoomX Streakfly: Fast, Furious, Futuristic Running Shoe
The Nike ZoomX Streakfly steps away from the carbon fiber fad to create a purpose-built, comfortable speed shoe for short-distance races

(Insider) Women in Sport: Michael Phelps likened trans athletes competing in women's sports to doping

(Citius Mag) Athlwtics: Patrick Tiernan Opens Up The ‘Bittersweet’ Departure From OTC, Joining Puma Elite

(Track and Fieeeeld News) Athletics: T&FN Interview — Molly Seidel
Of her Olympic medal Seidel says, “This is a great accomplishment, but I still have really big goals and I’m still going to keep moving forward

(Daily Mail) Athletics: British pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw to take a break from competition due to 'health, body and mental challenges' and miss World Athletics Indoor Championships in March
* Holly Bradshaw has withdrawn from all indoor meets in the forthcoming season
* The pole vaulter would have been a contender at the world indoors in March
* She has vowed to return for the three major championships in the summer

    January 20, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Women's Running) Athletics: Sara Hall Shares 7 Keys to Her Longevity of Excellence
Sara Hall's career is a reminder of what's possible

(Swimming World) Women in Sport: In Latest Error, NCAA Runs Away From Transgender Decision; Turns Back On Women’s Sports

(NY Times) Athletics: Keira D’Amato and Sara Hall Rewrite the Distance Running History Books
On Sunday, two mothers in their late 30s set new American records in the marathon and the half marathon. It’s a sign of things to come

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: NCAA Board of Governors accused of passing the buck with new transgender-athlete policy
Updated rule would put sporting federations in charge of transgender eligibility

(FootWear News) Running: Marathons Are Back: Why Races Are Key for Brands Looking to Extend the COVID-19 Running Boom

(AW) Olympics: Montell Douglas becomes GB’s first female summer and winter Olympian
Former 100m sprinter makes history after bobsleigh selection for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: U Penn Swimmer: Lia Thomas Colluded With Female Swimmer To Lose Race
"I think she let her win to prove the point that, ‘Oh see, a female-to-male beat me."

(EA) Athletics: Extensive World Athletics Indoor Tour to kick off in Manchester on Saturday

(Susan Ibach) Running: Book review: I Hate Running and You Can Too

Daily Nation) Athletics: Regions in last minute changes for National X-Country event
* The 2019 National Cross Country champion Hellen Obiri, who sealed her fifth Kenya Defence Forces title two weeks ago, will not feature after opting to compete at the Northern Ireland International Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Dundonald.
* KDF still has strong representation in the likes of seasoned athletes Sheila Chepkirui, the 2016 Africa 5,000m champion, Pauline Korikwiang and Perin Nenkampi

(Quillette) Women in Sport: A Victory for Female Athletes Everywhere
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week upheld the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations governing eligibility for the women’s category in international elite athletics competitio

CTolleRun) Athletics: Emma Bates – Doing the Dance With It
Carrie chats with Emma Bates in front of a live crowd at TC Running! They talk about her second-place finish at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which cities hold significance in her life, the importance of word cues in racing, goals for the upcoming season, and much more!

(Argus Leader) Women in Sport: South Dakota Senate passes bill banning trans women from girls' high school, college sports participation

(Capital FM) Drugs in Sport: I have learnt my lessons, says Manangoi after return from ban
Commonwealth 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi says he has learnt his lessons and comes back to the athletics track a better person after serving a two-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)

(NY Times) Triathlon: Why Do They Swim-Bike-Run So Fast? Data.
The most advanced science in the triathlon world can be found in Norway, where athletes embrace the data found in heat sensors, oxygen measuring masks and their feces

(CBC) Athletics: David Bedford out as CEO of Athletics Canada after sexual Twitter exchanges
Move comes in wake of emergency meeting of organization's board of governors
(Toronto Star) Athletics Canada says CEO Dave Bedford retiring immediately

    January 19, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: Transgender ideology is trampling Title IX

(WA) Athletics: Brazier and Saruni headline 400m and 800m fields at Millrose Games

(EA) Athletics: Olympic champion Jacobs adds the Orlen Cup in Lodz to his racing schedule

(The Tribune) Athletics: Coach Lance Brauman Brings Week-Long Training Camp To New Providence
Although they train in the warm weather conditions in Clermont, Florida, coach Lance Brauman didn’t mind bringing part of his Pure Athletics Track Club, led by two-time Olympic gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo, to the sunny Bahamas for a week-long training camp

(CBC) Olympics: Canadian athletes could be affected by Beijing's higher COVID-19 testing threshold
Competitors testing negative at home could be deemed positive on arrival

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Kipchoge to Run Tokyo Marathon If It Happens and He Can Get Into Country

(NY Times) Health and Fitness: Is It Better to Exercise in the Morning or Evening?
Working out at different times of the day might have unique benefits for health, an ambitious new study in mice suggest

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir targets 1,000m record at World Indoor Tour Gold meet
European record holder Laura Muir hopes to "go one better" in the 1000m at next month's World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Birmingham

(Athletics Exclusive) Commonwealth Games: Melbourne set to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Houston Marathon — American Record For Keira D’Amato
A 2:29:12 saw Keira D’Amata destroy Deena Kastor’s AR by 24 seconds

(BBC) Women in Sport: International Olympic Committee transgender guidance criticised by medical experts
New International Olympic Committee guidance on transgender inclusion could undermine integrity in sport, say a group of medical experts

(AI) Athletics: The Rory Linkletter interview: national records, Ryan Hall and Olympic goals

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

(Sports Examiner) Women in Sport: Sports Medicine federation pushes back (hard) against IOC’s framework on transgender inclusion

    January 18, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Swimming World Magazine) Women in Sport: Women’s Sports Policy Working Group (WSPWG) Endorses American Swimming Coaches Association’s (ASCA) Position and Encourages NCAA to Revise Its Transgender Guidelines

(RT) Women in Sport: Scientists appeal to IOC over transgender guidance
Top medical experts have warned that Olympic bosses' decision on testosterone levels threatens the integrity of female sports

(BBC) Athletics: Hellen Obiri: Kenyan star to race at Northern Ireland International Cross Country
Kenya's world champion Hellen Obiri will compete in Saturday's Northern Ireland International Cross Country event in Dundonald

Athletics: Tata Consultancy Services and Canada Running Series to Transform In-person and Virtual Runner Experience with New Official Hybrid Race App and Boost Sustainability Efforts
Alongside its extensive experience working with major race events — including the TCS New York City Marathon and the TCS London Marathon — TCS is introducing a first-of-its-kind environmental impact calculator that will enable runners and spectators to track and offset their environmental impact. With hybrid events here to stay, TCS is bringing innovative technology to support CRS in creating a hybrid and immersive race experience for runners and spectators worldwide

(WA) Athletics: Barega returns to Lievin with world record target

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Tata Consultancy replaces Scotiabank as sponsor of Toronto Waterfront Marathon

(The Morning Shakeout) Athletics: Podca>t: Episode 190 with Bolota Asmerom
“That’s the thing about running. That’s why I started running. My first race, I felt something. I felt something. I was like, ‘Oh my God, this feels [like] something.’ It hurts, but you can feel something again—you’re not numb anymore. And with running, you know how it is, you can always run faster, you can always run harder, so forever you’re going to feel something. This is like a hell of a gift. And fortunately, genetically I have that ability to keep running and running and running to the point where I can just run really fast and hurt for a very long time and sustain that hurt—because that’s what really makes me feel alive. It’s like a drug.”

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: IOC’s new transgender guidance criticised as unfair towards female sport
Medical experts claim IOC is focusing on inclusion not science - Head of World Athletics’ medical department backs statement

(SCMP) Drugs in Sport: Beijing 2022: Olympic athletes warned not to eat meat products in China by anti-doping agency, as they ‘are likely to include banned substances’
* The World Anti-Doping Agency issues warning about possibility of meat in China containing banned steroid clenbuterol
* The US and European countries do not allow drug to be used in animal products, but the practice is still common elsewhere

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: Athletics Canada CEO David Bedford facing complaint over racy Twitter posts

(WA) Athletics: Pozzi, Martinot-Lagarde and Belocian set for Karlsruhe hurdles clash

(WA) Athletics: Jones, Harrison and Usoro get their 2022 campaigns off to a strong start

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Houston Half-Marathon — American Record For Sara Hall

    January 17, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Women's Running) Athletics: Big Setbacks Fuel Francine Niyonsaba’s Even Bigger Comebacks
She’s turned all the challenges she’s faced into additional fuel for her competitive fire, qualifying for the 2021 Olympics in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters

(new Era) Athletics: Mboma stars in 100m… wins race in first attempt

(AI) Athletics: Four more elite athletes, Smith, Salpeter, Brinkman, and Douma join NN Running Team

Athletics: Otto’s Ottawa signs on as Ottawa 10K presenting sponsor
New partnership designed to enhance participant experience at all Run Ottawa events

Athletics: First Timers Win Rose Bowl Half Marathon
Pasadena Local Adolfo Carvalho, Venice Beach’s Jenna Crawford take half-marathon titles

Athletics: Running Returns To The Valley Of The Sun With The 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Arizona
Zachary Garner (Bettendorf, Iowa) and Kai Sharbono (Spokane, Wash.) crowned champions in Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Arizona Marathon

(DAI Sports) Athletics: Emily Kearney Is Running The American Dream As She Smashes Commonwealth Games Target On Marathon Debut

(USATF) Athletics: Pair of American Records fall at Houston

(CBC) Athletics: Rory Linkletter takes down 23-year-old Canadian men's half-marathon record
Calgary-born runner clocks 1:01:08 in Houston, beating Jeff Schiebler's 1:01:28

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Olympics facing new row over trans-athletes as top medical experts warn guidelines are unfair on female athletes and undermine integrity of sport
* IOC’s framework for transgender participation has been criticised by a group of medical experts and leading sports health professionals
* They warn the are new guidelines not ‘scientific or medically based’ and are unfair on female athletes
* Statement will be published in the British Medical Journal Open Sport & Exercise Medicine on Monday
* But human rights experts have hit back, describing the arguments proposed as outdated

    January 16, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Linkletter races to eighth in Houston Half-Marathon in Canadian record time

(Scotland Herald) Athletics: Michael Johnson shares disbelief of Scotland's Covid sport restrictions

(RRW) Athletics: Record-Breaking Day For D'Amato, Hall In Houston
Despite near-freezing temperatures at the start, both Keira D'Amato and Sara Hall broke the American records for the marathon and half-marathon, respectively, at the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half-Marathon this morning

(Christian Post) Women in Sport:Swimmers pool their resources to fight trans onslaught

(FondOfBeetles) Women in Sport: Harder, better, faster, stronger: why we must protect female sports

(Register-Guard) Athletics: Scorching opener for Oregon sprinter Micah Williams, who sets another school record

(Yahoo) Athletics: After heart diagnosis, Phoenix native Stephanie Bruce begins final year of career with Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

(SwimSwam) Women in Sport: ASCA Issues Statement Calling for NCAA to Review Transgender Rules

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Alberto Salazar, the disgraced former coach of Mo Farah, received a £125,000 bonus partly out of National Lottery funding for helping the Briton win Olympic gold - despite being dropped after BBC Panorama probe
* Mo Farah's former coach Alberto Salazar was sacked by UK Athletics in 2015
* The athletic trainer's methods was the subject of a BBC Panorama investigation
* Salazar received a £125,000 bonus for is Farah coaching role after being sacked
* The money that Salazar receivedcame partly out of National Lottery funding

(WA) Athletics: What it takes to become a Kenyan distance champion

Chevron Houston Marathon Weekend - Houston, Texas
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Marathon Bahamas - The Bahamas

Rock 'n' Roll - Tempe, Arizona

    January 15, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Andrew Sullivan) Women in Sport: The Trans Movement Is Not About Rights Anymore
It's about a cultural revolution and the abolition of biological sex

(Women's Running) Athletics: NCAA Cross-Country Distances Still Aren’t the Same for Men and Women. Run Equal Wants to Change That
A proposal has been submitted to the NCAA to equalize the men’s and women’s cross-country race distances by 2023

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: Transgender Penn swimmer breaks team rules, compares self to Jackie Robinson
In the second part of an exclusive interview with a female swimmer on the University of Pennsylvania’s swimming team, one of the swimmers describes the toxic environment that surrounds the women this yea

(Duke Law) Women in Sport: Comparing Athletic Performances: The Best Elite Women to Boys and Men
Just in the single year 2017, Olympic, World, and U.S. Champion Tori Bowie's 100 meters lifetime best of 10.78 was beaten 15,000 times by men and boys

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipkirui, Chepkoech reign in Nairobi Cross Country junior races
* Kipkirui took command from the first lap of the four-lap race before winning in 22 minutes and 49.2 seconds as athletes from Embakasi claimed all the podium places
* Chepkoech, a Form Two student at Saramek Secondary School, Kericho, timed 19:33.9 to triumph and make amends after finishing fifth last year
* Chepkoech outclassed compatriot Triza Cherotich to second place in 19:49.2 as another Lang'ata athlete Yvonne Chepchirchir clocked 20:02.9 for third place
Chepkorir, Koisetia win U-18 titles at Nairobi Cross Country
* Chepkorir, who finished fourth last year, was sublime in her execution this time around to win the girls' 5km race in 16 minutes and 10.0 seconds
* Koisetia clocked 17:19.9 to win boys' 6km, beating Makadara's William Kumpe to second place in 17:24.1

(AW) Athletics: Purdue faces marathon test on roads of Boston
British distance runner tackles strong field led by Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir on April 18 while the men’s race features Kenenisa Bekele and Geoffrey Kamworor

(Capital FM) Athletics: World Record achievable after Boston Marathon, says inform Jepchirchir
After displaying an outstanding season, Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir believes the coveted women’s marathon world record could be within a striking distance after her debut in the Boston Marathon on April 18

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Rono crowned Nairobi Cross Country men champion
* The 21-year-old stayed in the leading pack before surging ahead to victory in 27 minutes and 49.1 seconds, beating compatriot Musa Mitei to second place in in 27:56.1
* Rono finished 14th during the National Cross Country Championships in 2019, but missed out in 2020 and 2021
Chebet wins Nairobi Cross Country women's title
* Chebet held off Kenyan-born steeplechaser Winfred Yavi of Bahrain in the last two of the five-lap course after thrilling exchange to triumph in 32 minutes and 13.2 seconds
* Chebet, who finished 20th at last year's National Cross Country Championships, is now targeting a top six finish during this year's event due January 22 at Lobo Village, Eldoret
* Yavi said she will be targeting a podium finish in 3,000m steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships programmed from July 15-24 in Oregon, United States

(Swimming World) Women in Sport: NCAA Board of Governors to Discuss Transgender Participation Policy in Meeting Next Week

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Trans UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas is accused of claiming she's 'the Jackie Robinson of trans sports'
* A UPenn swimmer claimed teammate Lia Thomas, 22, called herself 'the Jackie Robinson of trans sports'
* Thomas, who sparked controversy after joining the women's swim team and shattering records, was also accused of constantly making arrogant comments
* The anonymous teammate said Thomas did not care about how she was affecting the rest of the team and never tried to reach out to them
* She added that Thomas was refusing to follow orders not to draw attention to the team to avoid harassment
* The accusation comes after Thomas was defeated last week by a Yale swimmer transitioning from female to male

NBIndoorGrandPrix) Athletics: Lyles, Baker, Knighton to clash over 60 meters at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 6

(JournalNow) Athletics: For Craig Engels, 2021 was a year filled with miles and milestones.
The Pfafftown runner recently signed a new long-term contract with Nike, competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials and earned his MBA

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Auckland Marathon at 30: Man who's run every race helps event mark milestone

(FairPlayForWomen) Women in Sport: Testosterone suppression and transgender inclusion: which way now for UK sport?
(Sage Journals) Female Olympians’ voices: Female sports categories and International Olympic Committee Transgender guidelines

    January 14, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Lara Goes Home For Marathon Debut In Houston
When Frank Lara was a high school athlete at Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, he didn't spend much time thinking about marathon running

(WA) Athletics: Defending champions Merachi and Gezahegn face tough opposition in Houston

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Lia Thomas controversy leads women's sports advocates to speak out against NCAA: 'It's about fairness'

(Washington Times) Athletics:Transgender Penn swimmer breaks team rules, compares self to Jackie Robinson

(WatchAthletics) Athletics: New date - March 6 - set for Meeting de Paris Indoor

(Runner's World UK) Athletics: Missed out on a place in the Berlin Marathon ballot? There’s a new way to secure a space
Destination Sport Experiences now offers guaranteed entry to the sold-out event but it will set you back a few quid!

(Runner's World) Athletics: Kenenisa Bekele Headlines Stellar Men’s Field for April’s Boston Marathon
Scott Fauble and Colin Bennie lead the American contingent

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Announces 2022 Journey To Gold Indoor Track & Field Series

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Boston Marathon men's race teeming with stars
* Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, who has a personal best time of 2 hours, 01 minute and 41 seconds headlines the race
* The 2019 winner Cherono missed the 2021 edition, but is looking forward to compete in the race having resumed training after winning Valencia Marathon in December
* Former New York Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor is also elated after being named in the Boston field saying that preparations have started in earnest

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Exclusive interview with Penn swimmer: ‘The NCAA just does not care about us at all’

(CTV) Athletics: Jessica Zelinka returns to the University of Calgary to lead the Track and Field and Cross Country teams

(VeloNews) Cycling: Michael Woods on Israel-Premier Tech: ‘This is Canada’s team’
Canadian accent grows stronger with new co-sponsor and five of the six of Canada's men's WorldTour riders now on the team

(Trail Runner) Women in Sport: New Study On The Menstrual Cycle And Athletic Performance
The December 2021 study shows large amounts of individual variation across different phases of the menstrual cycle

(Women's Running) Athletics: Nell Rojas Announces Her Adidas Sponsorship and Starts Off on a Very Generous Foot
The 2:27 marathoner and running coach is navigating her next steps fearlessly

(WA) Athletics: From underdog to champion in Nairobi, Onwuzurike sets his sights on the big stage

(News@10) Athletics: Over 100K tickets already sold for World Athletics Championships Oregon22 in Eugene

(Armory TRack) Athletics: Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase Meet Set For Saturday at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2021 USTFCCCA High School Cross Country State Coaches of the Year

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: John Walker At 70: Here Are His 5 Finest Performances – Plus Other Highlights & His Legacy

    January 13, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Seven Of The Last Eight Men's Champions To Run 2022 Boston Marathon
Organizers of the Boston Marathon announced a men's elite field today which was breathtaking in both breadth and depth

(WA) Athletics: Holloway and Pozzi confirmed for world-class hurdles clash in Birmingham

( Athletics: For elite North Jersey runner Roberta Groner, Houston Marathon could be a career milestone

(BoysVSWomen) Women in Sport: Male High School Athletes vs Female Olympians
If boys win against the fastest women, is it fair for males to compete in female-only athletic events?
What About Hormone Replacement Therapy?

(Watch Athletics) Athletics: Meeting de Paris indoor postponed
Initially scheduled for Saturday, January 22 at the Accor Arena, the Meeting de Paris indoor is postponed, given the new health restrictions and the spectator limits in the arena set by the government

(Taiwan News) Athletics: Taiwan's Kinmen Marathon postponed until autumn due to COVID-19 outbreak
Roughly 17,000 people have registered to run

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Jepchirchir named SJAK Sports Personality of November
* Jepchirchir won the award after her sizzling performance in November, where she beat a seasoned deep field to win the New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 39 seconds ahead of compatriot Viola Lagat
* The monthly award saw Jepchirchir receive a state-of-the-art LG Artificial Intelligence washing machine worth Ksh92,000 and a gleaming trophy engraved with her name
* Other nominees were Kenya Sevens player Herman Humwa, Lucy Cheruiyot who won Mexico City Marathon and Perister Bosire who won gold in the over 78 kg division at the Dakar African Judo Open

(Premium Times NG) Drugs in Sport: Doping: Man charged to court for allegedly supplying drugs to Okagbare
The FBI revealed encrypted messages exchanged between the defendant and Okagbare

(The Star) Athletics: Jepchirchir keen to kick off year with debut win in Boston
* Jepchirchir will be part of an elite start list that also comprises London Marathon champion Joyciline Jepkosgei
* There will be 12 women who have run under 2:23, including 2017 champion Edna Kiplagat
* Also competing will be Tokyo bronze medallist Molly Seidel of the United States

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Phil Wharton – Human Design Is So Different
Carrie chats with Phil Wharton, a musculoskeletal specialist and creator of the Wharton Process! They talk about his story, his passion to help people attain their optimal health, his advice on doing simple things at home to feel better on the run and in our daily living, and much more!

(Andrewrenfree) Training: High intensity exercise: Is it worth the risk in the long run?

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: USATF Foundation Awards Maternity Grants to Four Elite Athletes

(WA) Athletics: Kerr and Hoare to clash in men's Millrose mile

    January 12, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Eric Lira: US prosecutors issue first charge under Rodchenkov Act
Prosecutors have charged the first person under the Rodchenkov Act after a man allegedly supplied drugs to athletes at the Tokyo Olympics

(Millrose Games) Athletics: Allyson Felix to Receive The Armory Presidents’ Award during 114th Millrose Games

(Outside Online) Triathlon: Beginner Triathlon Training: Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Triathlon
Looking to sign up for your first triathlon? We share everything you need to know to help you have a successful first race

(Boston Globe) Athletics: Olympic medalist Molly Seidel among headliners in women’s elite field at 2022 Boston Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: INEOS to push Eliud Kipchoge towards third Olympic title
* Kipchoge, 36, crossed the finish line at the Sapporo Odori Park one minute, 20 seconds faster than silver medallist Abdi Nageeye of the Netherlands with Belgium’s Bashir Abdi taking bronze in 2:10:00, both athletes tracing their roots in Mogadishu.
* All three medallists are managed by Hermens’ Nijmegen-based Global Sports Communication (GCS) and run for the Nijmegen-based NN Running Club

Athletics: Mainova Frankfurt Marathon returns on October 30
Frankfurt will return with new sports sponsor

(WA) Athletics: Excitement builds for World Athletics Indoor Tour

(EA) Athletics: European indoor champion Del Ponte confirmed for Czech Indoor Gala

(WA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen returns to race Lievin 1500m

Swimming World) Women in Sport: Guest Editorial: Defense of Lia Thomas Rang Hollow and Missed Point of Controversy
In response to the recent guest editorial by Lucas Draper, which defended the participation of Lia Thomas as a member of the women’s swim team at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Linda Blade has penned the following rebuttal. Blade is the author, with journalist Barbara Kay, of the book UNSPORTING: How Trans Activism and Science Denial are Destroying Sport

(CBC) Athletics: Canadian Olympians Elmore, Wodak in elite women's field for Boston Marathon
Veteran runner Kate Bazeley also competing for Canada at prestigious April race

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Women can beat the odds, but we can't beat biology. Keep men out of women's sports
Putting male athletes in women’s sports isn’t fair

    January 11, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Three Olympic Medalists To Run 2022 WHOOP Wanamaker Men's Mile
The world's most storied indoor mile, the WHOOP Wanamaker Men's Mile, will feature three Olympic medalists led by Tokyo Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Josh Kerr of Great Britain

(BBC) Athletics: Chris O'Hare 'happy to be a retired athlete' after calling time on career
Scottish athlete Chris O'Hare is "happy to be a retired athlete" after calling time on his career

(Millrose Games) Athletics: Olympic Bronze Medalist Josh Kerr, Olympic Finalist Ollie Hoare Clash in WHOOP Men's Wanamaker Mile Field

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

(RRW) Athletics: Olympic Medalists Jepchirchir, Seidel Lead Boston Marathon Women's Elite Field
Tokyo Olympic Marathon medalists Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya (Gold) and Molly Seidel of Flagstaff, Ariz. (Bronze) lead a power-packed women's elite fiend for the 2022 Boston Marathon, organizers announced this morning

(BAA) Athletics: Olympic & Paralympic Medalists Headline Fastest and Most Decorated Women’s Field for 126th Boston Marathon
April’s Race Celebrates 50 Years Since the Inaugural Women’s Division in 1972

Athletics: Wegmans Joins Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run as Presenting Sponsor of the Health and Fitness Expo
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Health and Fitness Expo Presented by Wegmans is scheduled for April 1-2, 2022

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Canadian Indoor U16, U18 & U20 Championships - Postponed

(BBC) Athletics: Emile Cairess: Yorkshire runner matches Mo Farah's British record 10,000m time
Emile Cairess said he had "mixed emotions" after he matched Mo Farah's British record for the 10,000m in Valencia on Sunday

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA InfoZone: Records and Lists

(The Monring Shakeout) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 189 with Kate Grace
“I think humor is an under-appreciated tool in terms of dealing with doubts because definitely I have doubts, but I just laugh at them. For example, last year when I was going to join this group, or if I’m about to go into a race and I don’t feel totally set or whatever, the ability to laugh at yourself is so key. And I think there’s probably a humility in that as well and again if you’re going to go into it, maybe an acceptance of what is—you probably could get a little bit more heady in terms of explaining why, but if you take the why out of it, just laughing at the doubts, is maybe my number one tactic. And again, what that is also is not taking yourself so seriously that you’re going to freak out and get in your own way, you know?”

(GQ) Athletics: Can the Cal Ripken of Running Continue His Streak of Sub-Four-Minute Miles?
Over the course of five Olympics, New Zealand's Nick Willis became a track and field legend. Now, at 38, he’s trying to complete an unprecedented feat: breaking the four-minute mile for the 20th straight year. GQ goes trackside to witness his attempt at history—and uncover the secrets to his remarkable longevity
Note: At the stroke of midnight on January 1 Willis tried to become the first person in history to break the 4-minute mile barrier for the 20th year in a row and came up an agonizing .23 of a second short

(Fox26) Athletics: Harris County now under 'red' COVID threat level, Houston Marathon to go on

(WA) Athletics: Olympic and world medallist Lendore dies

(Daily Record) Women in Sport: Judy Murray expresses concern about integration of transgender women in sport
The tennis coach – mum of Wimbledon champions Andy and Jamie – said female-born athletes could find it “off-putting” if they regularly compete against transgender competitors with “clear physical advantages”.

(CTV) Athletics: Aspiring Olympian sweeps 4 Disney races in 'Dopey Challenge'

(The Star) Athletics: How Chepkoech ruined her Tokyo Olympics prospects
* The world record holder advises athletes to prioritise their health above all else
* Chepkoech blamed her fitness issues for her poor performance last year
* She is hopeful of a better year after overcoming her injury troubles

(EA) Athletics: 2021 European Athletics Team Championships Super League voted best sports event in Poland

(AW) Athletics: The story of Britain’s sprint relay glory in Athens
The GB triumph at the 2004 Games is one of several new athletics-related books published recently

    January 10, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Tsegay returns to Lievin, venue of world indoor record

(Running USA) Athletics: RBC to Become Title Sponsor of Brooklyn Half and Strategic Partner of New York Road Runners

(Tri247) Triathlon: A 6:33 Ironman! Mark Allen has a mind-blowing Sub7 prediction
Six-time Kona king has a mind-blowing Sub7 prediction

(Women Run Canada) Athletics: Brittany Moran Interview
It’s a motivation day with Chiropractor, coach and elite runner Brittany Moran! Brittany is an accomplished marathoner who just set a smoking new PB of 2:33:37 and took 9th female at CIM in December. She is also the creator of StrideWise Coaching and helps people as a chiropractor at The Runners Academy in Toronto. Brittany brings her balanced approach to running and shares her advice for setting goals and focusing on your best running year yet

(Inside Hook) Athletics: Why Starting a Run Streak This Year Might Not Be the Best Idea
Olympian runners Colleen Quigley and Nick Willis weigh in on whether "streaking" can coexist with a healthy running routine

(WA) Athletics: Aviles on the joy of running fast and making Mexico proud

(USATF) Athletics: Monson Dominates, Kipchirchir Victorious at the USATF Cross Country Championships

(AW) Athletics: Emile Cairess equals Mo Farah’s British 10km record in Valencia
Yorkshireman runs 27:44 to match Farah’s official UK mark but the fastest run by a Briton remains Nick Rose’s controversial 27:34 from 1984

(WA) Athletics: Kimeli and Jebitok succeed in Elgoibar

    January 9, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RT) Drugs in Sport: Russia must complete ‘recovery plan’ – athletics boss
The head of World Athletics has said he is not yet "fully confident" that Russia has completed a "recovery plan" to fully return athletes to the sport

(AW) Athletics: Ossama Meslek beats Jake Wightman in 3000m thriller
British-based Italian runner out-sprints Olympic 1500m finalist at BMC GP in Sheffield with teenager Osian Perrin clocking UK under-20 record behind

(Outkick) Women in Sport: Penn’s Transgender Swimmer Lost To Yale’s Transgender Swimmer In A Hotly Contested Women’s Ivy League 100 meter Race

(WA) Athletics: Jeruto and Ebenyo take 10km honours in Valencia

(IWF) Women in Sport: Competition: Title IX, Male-Bodied Athletes, and the Threat To Women’s Sports

(RRW) Athletics: Kipchirchir, Monson Take USATF Open Cross Country Titles
Shadrack Kipchirchir (Nike) and Alicia Monson (On Athletics Club) claimed the men's and women's senior titles at today's USATF Cross Country Championships at Mission Bay Park in San Diego

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Introducing the new Canadian Track and Field League
The meet series will give up-and-coming athletes a platform to compete and will bring more track and field content to Canadian fans

(AW) Athletics: Sarah McDonald looks for fresh start in Boston
British middle-distance runner has made big changes in the hope of realising her potential

Harriers Pioneer 8K Road Race - North Saanich, BC
***Postponed TBA***

10k Valencia Ibercaja 2022 - Valencia, Spain
Webcast on YouTube

    January 8, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(AI) Athletics" Pioneer 8K race postponed due to snow, covid, lack of portable toilets

(The Star) Drugs in Sport: I have learnt my lesson, Manang'oi says after return from ban
* Manang'oi says he is now knowledgeable on AIU rules and whereabout issues
* He has urged young athletes to thoroughly familiarise themselves with all anti-doping rules
* The Commonwealth 1500m champion is eyeing the World Championship and Commonwealth Games

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepkoech, Kiprotich reign in Central Rift Cross Country
* Chepkoech, who ran from behind the leading pack in the first two laps, surged forward and led in the remaining three laps before crossing the line in 34 minutes and 39.20 seconds
* According to Chepkoech, she didn’t expect to win the race after missing training for some time due to illness
* In the men’s category, Kiprotich stuck with the leading pack before breaking in the last lap to claim victory
Kiprop, Mwangi win Central Cross Country
* A four-man pack broke away in the second lap led by Nyandarua County’s hot favourite David Shung’ea of Chima camp, Nyahururu-based Michael Kamau, Francis Abong and Kiprop
* Second-placed Michael Kamau from Nyandarua termed the course as tough and admitted the speed was too high
* In the women's category, Japan-based Rebecca Mwangi's strategy was to surge forward and control the race from the front which worked well

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Bett, Chebet win South Rift Cross Country titles
* Bett who was defeated in the heats in the Tokyo Olympics, won the tough race in a time of 28 minutes and 23 seconds ahead of his closest challenger Geoffrey Kimutai was a second adrift
* Kimutai finished in 28:24 ahead of Andrew Mangat who was third in 28:34
* Sandrafelis Chebet from Kericho won the 10km senior women race in a time of 32:03 ahead of Viola Chepngeno and Fancy Cherono both from Kericho who clocked 32:11 and 32:21 respectively

(Union-Tribune) Athletics: From babysitting to bronze medalist
Seidel looking for big things after marathon bronze at Tokyo Olympics

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipruto ends Kamworor's dominance at Kenya Police Cross Country
* Kipruto, who is the 10km world record holder cashed on the late withdrawal of eight-time defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor to win in 30 minutes and 28.57 seconds in the event held at the Ngong Racecourse
* Kipruto said he had not prepared well for the race having just graduated from Kenya Police Training College in December
* It’s only in the last kilometre that Kipruto, the 2018 World Under-20 10,000m champion, took charge and never looked back for his maiden win

(Track and Filed News) Athletics: Newbury Park The Kings Of HS Cross Country

(AP News) Drugs in Sport: US check to WADA comes with memo: ‘Sorry state of affairs’

(BBC) Athletics: Christine Mboma crowned BBC African Sports Personality of the Year
Namibian sprinter Christine Mboma has been voted the BBC African Sports Personality of the Year for 2021, so becoming the first female winner in the award's long history

USATF Cross Country Championships presented by Toyota - San Diego, CA
LIVE Webcast - USATF Cross Country Championships presented by Toyota 2022

    January 7, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Cross country creme gather in Elgoibar

(Steph Bruce) Athletics: My Gritty Heart
I’m just going to cut to the chase and drop the punch line. I am retiring. This year. But not until the end of the year. How do you write the beginning of the end of something? A journey that has lasted the better part of my life, and changed my life, saved my life, brought meaning to my life, and allowed me to truly live my dream. There’s a bit of a story to this if you’d like to keep reading

(The Guardian) Health and Fitness: Women losing their periods because of restrictive diets and excessive exercise
UK eating disorder charity Beat says problem, fuelled by social media, increasing even among those who are not underweight

(Savage Minds) Women in Sport: Selina Soule is a freshman and track athlete at the College of Charleston in South Carolina who, during her high school years, was forced to compete against males in track and field, missing out on opportunities to advance in competition

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kiptanui stuns Kandie at KDF Cross Country
* In the competitive race held under the scorching sun, Kiptanui shocked favourites Kibiwott Kandie and Collins Koros, clinching the title in 29 minutes, 20.06 seconds
* Former world half marathon record holder Kandie was in the lead group for the first three laps, but faded as Koros, Vedic Cheruiyot and Kiptanui traded the lead
* Koros settled for second after clocking 29:21.05, with Cheruiyot settling third in 29:28.10
Obiri defends KDF Cross Country title
* Status quo remained as Obiri won in 32 minutes, 49.50 seconds followed by Joyce Chepkemoi (33:12.04) and 2020 winner Sheila Chepkirui (33:24.01) respectively
* Two-time world champion Obiri led in all the five laps despite having 2021 runners-up Chepkemoi and 2020 champion Chepkirui for company in the first three laps

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 354: Grace Barnett; Breakthrough Year: 7th at the Olympic Trials & 2nd at the USATF 5k Champs
Grace Barnett runs with the Mammoth Track Club and is coached by Andrew Kastor. She is also a STEM lab teacher for an elementary school. Grace was 7th place at the Olympic Trials this summer in the 1500m where she ran a 4:05 in the final!

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chespol, Aprot hunt Wanjiru at Prisons Cross Country
* Chespol, the 2019 winner, makes a return after missing the last two editions owing to an injury while Aprot, the 2018 champion hopes to reclaim the crown after finishing fourth on return last year
* Chespol competed in seven events last year on return from injury, which included her 3,000m steeplechase victory at the Absa Kip Keino Classic on September 18 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani
* The 2016 Africa Cross Country bronze medallist Charles Mneria eyes a fourth consecutive title in the men's 10km race where he faces a horde of seasoned long distance athletes

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Don’t hold your breath
Thompson Herah, Fraser-Pryce unlikely to clash over 100m before World Champs

(WA) Athletics: Seyaum and Yihune claim Campaccio crowns

(USATF) Athletics: 2022 USATF Cross Country Championships Presented by Toyota set for Saturday

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Men’s Preseason Watch List

(German Road Races) Athletics: 40 years of AIMS – Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1 – AIMS mission: To foster and promote running throughout the world
The ‘Association of International Marathons’ was officially founded at a meeting held in London on 6–7 May 1982 but the idea of such an association had been gathering momentum for some time

    January 6, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: USA Olympic 1500m Team Leads Entries For Women's Wanamaker Mile
The USA Tokyo Olympic 1500m squad of Elle Purrier St. Pierre, Cory McGee, and Heather MacLean leads the entries for the WHOOP Women's Wanamaker Mile which will be held at the Millrose Games on Saturday, January 29

(Women's Running) Athletics: Mary Wacera Ngugi is Speaking Out About Domestic Violence
History has so often shown that meaningful change only occurs when society gets sufficiently angry about an injustice

(AW) Athletics: Runners gear up for fast 10km in Valencia
Get ready for more record-breaking performances on the roads in Spain’s ‘city of running’ on Sunday

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: UCI begin 2022 by banning more women’s team jerseys due to colour clashes
Bizkaia-Durango become the latest women’s Continental team to have their 2022 kit rejected by the UCI

(Daily Caller) Women in Sport: Trans Activists Refuse To Publish Unfavorable Data On Trans Youth In Sports Debate

(Millrose Games) Athletics: Elle Purrier St. Pierre Leads Stellar WHOOP Women’s Wanamaker Mile Field at 114th Millrose Games

(Fast Women) Athletics: Carrie Verdon learns she belongs

(Forbes) Women in Sport: Why The NCAA’s Transgender Eligibility Policy Is Outdated — And How It Can Be Fixed

(Citius Mag) Athletics: Emily Infeld Leaves The Bowerman Track Club

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eliud Kipchoge: Crooks are ruining athletics
* Athletics Kenya President Jack Tuwei said that the report will be released next month after relevant authorities probe the allegations
* Tuwei said that the report, which will be presented to Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, will have far-reaching implications that will change how athletes are handled

(BBC) Athletics: Karsten Warholm: Norway's 400m hurdles great recalibrates after record run in Tokyo
Sometimes the superlatives just come up short. No poetry or prose can do justice. Words are inadequate. Instead you need raw numbers

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Sports stars risk cancel culture to speak out as transgender swimmer breaks women’s records

(WA) Athletics: Seyaum takes on Chebet at Campaccio in San Giorgio su Legnano

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Sara Vaughn – Pretty Darn Perfect
Carrie welcomes Sara Vaughn back to the show! They talk about the horrendous fires that swept through the Boulder area over Christmas, her recent success in her debut marathon, how she juggles her life as a mom/realtor/pro runner, her announcement of signing with Puma, and so much more!

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Women’s Preseason Watch List

(CBC) Athletics: Christian Coleman to face sprinter Bromell at Millrose Games in suspension return
2019 world 100m champ 'to do better' after breaking anti-doping whereabouts rules

(Dyestat) Athletics: 2022 Entries - USATF Cross Country Championships presented by Toyota

(Swimming World) Women in Sport: Donna de Varona: Transgender Swimming Dialogue Must Continue – ‘It’s Complicated and People Don’t Like Complicated’

(The Star) Athletics: Kamworor eager to shine at Cross Country Tour in tribute to Tirop
*The 2011 World Junior Cross Country champion says he is not fixated on claiming a podium place in Eldoret
* Kamworor says he will be running the race in memory of his great friend, the late Agnes Tirop
* The one-day invitational race will bring together a number of foreign and local athletes

(CU Boulder Today) Athletics: World’s fastest blade runner gets no competitive advantage from prostheses, study shows

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: What would Jerome Drayton’s marathon time be with today’s shoe technology?
Based on the effect the top carbon-plated shoes have on performance, Drayton's record would still stand

    January 5, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Jacobs ready to return to Lievin

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: LGBTQ movement is losing trans-athlete debate: Transgender Law Center
Report finds nothing works in winning over public on male-born athletes in women's sports

(Olympic Channel) Drugs in Sport: IOC tackles the topic of nutritional supplements, their use and their effects
A panel of leading medical and scientific experts concludes today a three-day meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters to discuss the use of dietary supplements, their effects on athletes’ health and performances and the risk of contamination and anti-doping issues

(Kenyans) Athletics: Angry Eliud Kipchoge Lashes Out at Government
Record-breaking Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has lashed out at the government over the sorry state that Kenyan athletes are forced to endure

(Foot Wear News) Athletics: Nike and Adidas are Losing Momentum in China to These Native Footwear Brands

(Women's Running) Women in Sport: Meet Our 2022 Power Women of the Year
From athletes to advocates, business leaders to community voices, these 15 women are reshaping the running industry for the better—and we can’t wait to watch the impact they make in the new yea

(EA) Athletics: Bol confirms Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships ambitions

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chelangat out of Kenya Police X-Country, Kamworor eyes ninth title
* Kamworor sealed a record eighth victory at the Kenya Police Service Cross Country Championships last year in 29: 22.3 seconds, beating Josphat Kiprotich from CIPU and General Service Unit's (GSU) Casinos Masinde to second and third places in 29:52.6 and 30:13.0
* "We expect highly competitive races and a huge turnout noting that this will be a busy year for athletes,"said Kirw

(The Richard Syrett Show) Women in Sport: Barbara Kay Interview on The Richard Syrett Show

(Globe and Mail) Women in Sport: Zelinka, Pendrel bring wealth of experience as top athletes to coaching careers

(WA) Athletics: Hansen donates to MOWA the shoes she wore in barrier-breaking marathon run

(The Sentinel) Women in Sport: Unfair biological advantages steal opportunities from women by birth <

(AW) Athletics: Trayvon Bromell: “I’ve got a real strong connection with both Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake”
US sprinter on becoming the fastest man in 2021, friendship with Bolt and Blake plus using Tokyo disappointment for 2022 goals

(Swimming World Magazine) Women in Sport: NCAA Transgender Participation Policy Is Woefully Behind; Needs Immediate Change
wimming World is publishing the following letter submitted by Sharon Weiss, a former Division I swimmer at the University of Arizona

(Women's Running) Athletics: In Her Power: Mary Cain Focuses on a Healthy Future For Girls and Women in Running
In 2019, Mary Cain alleged abuse under the most renowned distance running coach in the country. Then she promised to do whatever she could to fix girls' sports

    January 4, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Obiri, Kandie ready for KDF X-Country title defences
* Kandie won the Istanbul Half Marathon in 59:35 in April followed by the The Giants Geneva 10km in 26:51 in October
* Kandie made his marathon debut at the New York Marathon on November 7 where he finished ninth in 2:13:43
* Obiri, Chepkemoi, Chepkurui, Chepleting and Kamais will be joined by former champion Joycilline Jepkopsgei, who is fresh from winning the London Marathon in October

(Daily Nation) Atletics: Top athletes for Memorial Agnes Tirop World Cross Country Tour
* Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed warned rogue coaches and agents who want to ruin the sport by fleecing athletes of their hard earned cash or introducing them to drugs
* It is really sad we are mourning the champion today who was to compete in the race because of rogue people surrounding her career. Going forward we shall be able to vet those handling athletes because the report that I will be releasing next week has a lot of issues which have to be addressed immediately,” said Amina

(Footwear News) Athletics: Marathons Are Back: Why Races Are Key for Brands Looking to Extend the COVID-19 Running Boom
Asics signed a five-year deal in 2019 to become the presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Marathon, which launched in 2020

(Jamaica Gleaner) Athletics: Queen Elaine ruled in 2021
Thompson Herah’s dazzling display at Tokyo Olympics dominated track and field

(AW) Athletics: The changing state of athletics tracks in the UK
hould facilities be created with performance or participation in mind? And are traditional 400m ovals always vital?

(BBC) Athletics: Sifan Hassan: Dutch distance runner reflects on epic Olympic campaign and 2022 plans
As Sifan Hassan flopped to the Tokyo track, it was difficult to guess her emotion

    January 3, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Rising triple jump talent Perez turns Tokyo disappointment into major motivation

(USA Today) Olympics: IOC member says Beijing Olympics could be canceled but not likely

(WA) Athletics: Beatty, world's first indoor sub-four-minute miler, donates track spike to MOWA

(Mirror) Athletics: KJT: 'I would never have got in that wheelchair. I did not want to give the world that image of me'

(WA) Athletics: Triple jump great Saneyev dies

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson interview: 'I'm not an athlete you can depend on — but I'm not finished'
After Olympic heartbreak last year, the heptathlete has changed training base again and refocussed on 2022

    January 2, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Stars & Stripes) Athletics: Air Force Marathon early registration price extends until Monday

(AW) Athletics: Centenary celebrations for women’s athletics in Britain
Amid a backdrop of prejudice and male chauvinism, the Women’s Amateur Athletics Association was created in 1922 and it proved a huge success as female athletes went from strength to strength over the next 100 year

(EA) Athletics: Katir and Klosterhalfen highlight New Year’s Eve action with fast 10km performances

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Athletics health check for 2022: Which stars are waning, who is on the rise and what is the looming crisis?
Assessing the key talking points ahead of a busy athletics summer that features World and European Championships plus the Commonwealth Games

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Shalane Flanagan Ran Six Fast Marathons in Seven Weeks
The Olympic medalist turned coach didn’t have time to fully prepare and almost burned out mid-quest. Here’s how she adapted and finished strong

(Outlook India) Drugs in Sport: Taranjeet Kaur, India’s Fastest U-23 Sprinter, Fails Dope Test; Faces Four Year Ban
Taranjeet Kaur won 100m and 200m gold medals in the National U-23 Championships last year clocking 11.54s and 23.57s respectively. Before that, she had also won a gold and silver in National Open Championships

(WA) Athletics: From Nairobi to Cali: the teenage talents who could defend their world U20 titles in 2022

    January 1, 2022, 2021    [Links load in new window]  

(Capital FM) Athletics: Year in Review: Omanyala lights up Kenya, U20 lives up to expectations but death took away Tirop
With all sporting activities returning back to normal after a dull 2020 that was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya’s most successful sport Athletics lived up to its expectations in 2021, from hosting the World Athletics Under-20 Championships, making a name in the men’s 100m to clinching golds at the Tokyo Olympics

(WA) Athletics: Azimeraw and Katir end year on a high in Madrid

(Mirror) Drugs in Sport: Lord Coe: Track and field dopers are "architects of their own downfall"
"We are a federation who are not doing junk tests. We are not sitting there saying we have hundreds of thousands of meaningless tests. We are doing it in a very systemic and effective way"

(Mirror) Athletics: Laura Muir: I’ve got a few years left in these legs - Olympic silver was not the end
“The fire inside me is, if anything, burning even more fiercely now. Tokyo gave me a taste of what it’s like to be on a global podium"

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'How convenient': UPenn parent slams college for banning most spectators from sports events as controversy rages over record-breaking transgender swimmer Lia Thomas - but officials insist change is due to soaring COVID cases
* UPenn is banning spectators from winter sporting events due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, which may help the school avoid controversy over record-breaking transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in the final home meet
* One team parent questioned the timing of the announcement - just a day after reported that some of the swimmers considered boycotting the event over objections to Thomas's inclusion on the squad
* 'How convenient,' the parent told 'How convenient that they have now avoided this potential conflict that they're now aware was going to take place'
* Several swimmers on the University of Pennsylvania women's team considered boycotting their final home meet of the season next week, revealed earlier this week
* The boycott would be in protest over the advantages of transgender teammate Lia Thomas, who has crushed records since competing on the women's team
* Thomas previously competed on the UPenn men's swim team for three years as Will before transitioning
* The swimmers ultimately decided against a boycott, for fear that it would keep them out of the Ivy League championship in February
* They've discussed alternatives such as doing a false start or not swimming the event
* A parent of a UPenn swimmer said, 'It's possible the swimmers may end up doing nothing because they are so afraid to be perceived as transphobic'
* UPenn is not the only Ivy League school banning spectators. Columbia will hold sporting events without a crowd for the next three weeks, the New York university announced Thursday

(BT) Triathlon: Tokyo gold medallists recognised in New Year Honours
Following their golden successes in Tokyo this summer, Lauren Steadman, Jess Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee have been named in the New Year Honour List

(IWF) Women in Sport: IWF and IWLC Support Efforts To Protect Women’s Sports

(Swimming World) Women in Sport: Olympian Erika Brown: ‘We Cannot Allow Transgender Females to Compete Against Biological Women’

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kasarani facilities recognised after successful World U-20 eventKasarani facilities recognised after successful World U-20 event
* In the outcome published Thursday by AIPS on their official website, the press facilities of the 2021 World Athletics Under-20 Championships emerged ninth globally with 142 votes
* During the four days that the event took place, the scribes had uninterrupted internet and power connectivity
* There were also live screens that relayed results real time, making it easy for the journalists to file breaking news on time while enough space in the area ensured adherence to social distancing

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Integrating biological males into women's sports is 'discrimination': NCAA All-American swimmer
Shanteau says there needs to be a 'political movement'

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