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Runner's Web March 2023 FrontPage Archive

    March 31 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Big Celebration for 50th Cherry Blossom 10 Mile on Sunday
Previous winners, a national championships, the PRRO Circuit Final, a $50,000 bonus pool, and gorgeous blooms on cherry trees are all part of Sunday's gala 50th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile here in the heart of the nation's capital

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Kenyan, Esther Macharia, winner of Grandma’s Marathon, caught doping

Athletics: Carlsbad 5000 Celebrates 37th running on Sunday
Historic race renowned for fast times and good times returns to the oceanfront streets of downtown Carlsbad this weekend

(NBC) Athletics: Lashinda Demus upgraded to 2012 Olympic gold medalist by IOC

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 457: Reid Buchanan – Redefining the Purpose of Running
Reid Buchanan is a professional runner and web developer. He ran with On Running and was coached by Andrew Kastor in Mammoth for several years

(WA) Athletics: Duplantis and Ingebrigtsen sign up for Silesia

Athletics: GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON with best line-up in history
With 34,458 runners, 1,039 inline skaters, 11 hand cyclists and 7 wheelchair athletes, the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON and thus the largest German half marathon will start on Sunday

(Inside the Games) Olympics: Ukraine announce will boycott Paris 2024 qualifying events where Russians are participating
Ukraine's Government has officially announced that athletes from the country will not participate in any qualifying events for next year's Olympic Games in Paris where there are Russians competing

(PanAmSports) Athletics: Watch the Felix Sanchez Classic onn PanAm Sports Channel>/A>
The best track and field athletes of the Dominican Republic face off against other Olympic talents this Saturday, April 1. Watch the full day of action live on the Panam Sports Channel.

(IOL) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya’s career in danger due to new World Athletics regulation
Caster Semenya’s running career is in danger of being over after not competing at the South African championships on Thursday due to new World Athletics regulations

(BBC) Athletics: Oscar Pistorius parole: Victim Reeva Steenkamp's mother against release

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie confirm split from coach after training camp exit
Pair quit training camp with Andy Young in South Africa - Olympic contenders have 15 months until Paris Games
(The Independent) Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie split from coach five months before World Championships
Both athletes returned to the UK from South Africa to train at Loughborough following an apparent falling out with Young

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Canada’s 4x100-metre men’s relay team hopes to pick up the baton where they left off — as world champions
Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake and Brendon Rodney are together again at the Florida Relays this week with one thought: doing it again

(BBC) Women in Sport: Females at all levels of sport including elite, grassroots, Masters, ParkRun etc. deserve fairness

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Mizuki Matsuda Announces Plans to Retire Soon to Have Children

(Quillette) Women in Sport: Podcast #210: Keeping Biological Males Out of Women’s Swimming

((OutKick) Women in Sport: NPR Tries To Argue There Isn’t Enough Science To Say Biological Males Have Athletic Advantage Over Females

(Outside Online) Athletics: Boston Is Eliud Kipchoge’s Ultimate Challenge
Why the world's greatest marathoner still needs to win a hilly marathon to cement his legacy

(Runner's World) Athleticss: Sharon Lokedi Withdraws from the Boston Marathon
The New York City Marathon winner suffered an injury that will keep her from racing on April 17

    March 30 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(National Post) Women in Sport: Linda Blade: International body upholds fairness for women in sport. Will Canada follow suit?
World Athletics now understands that there is no way to mitigate the enormous advantage that male-born transgender athletes have in women's sports

(WA) Athletics: From pacer to racer, Yarigo now targets individual success

(Metro Weekly) Women in Sport: Transgender Athletes Banned from Women’s Track and Field
Council promises that a newly-formed working group will study possibilities for transgender inclusion in separate events

(Sky Sports) Olympics: Criticism of Russian athletes' return to sport 'deplorable', says IOC
The International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday that Russian and Belarusian athletes should be allowed to participate in world sports; governments, including in Ukraine, hit out at the decision, saying they have no place in world sport with the war still ongoing

(Reality's Last Stand) Women in Sport: An 8th Grade Girl Explains Why Male Athletes Should Not Be Allowed in Women’s Sports
Transwomen should play in separate leagues so that everyone can compete while ensuring safe and fair competition for women and girls

(The Distance Mag) Women in Sport: What Happened to Women's Cycling?
How the sport was colonized by mediocre, narcissistic men

(Runner's World) Athletics: Hellen Obiri to Take on a Star-Studded Boston Field
Obiri has opted to enter the marathon’s professional field after winning the NYC Half earlier this month

(MSN) Women in Sport: Joe Rogan has fiery rant about transgender athletes

(Jamaica Gleaner) Women in Sport: Michael Abrahams | Why the transgender ban is fair
Last week, World Athletics banned transgender women from competing in the female category at international events. As of March 31, no transgender athlete who has gone through male puberty will be permitted to compete in female world-ranking competitions

(Real Scince of Sprt) Women in Sport: The Tragic Tale of an Athletics Doper / Athletics' New Transgender Rules
World Athletics recently announced new rules regarding transgender and DSD athletes. We ask how does the decision impact world sport and particularly the International Olympic Committee?

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Male Powerlifter Breaks Women’S Record Held By A Biological Male In Protest Of Transgender Policies

Athletics: N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon set fpr April 30th
Ruth Chepngetich returns for another fast race in Istanbul

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Laura Muir's coach denies bust-up reports after leaving South Africa training camp
Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie were undergoing altitude training in South Africa ahead of the World Championships later this year; the pair have left the camp and returned to the UK, where they are working in Loughborough

(The Star) Athletics: Kirui ready to dance again in Daegu on Sunday
* The 2012 Olympic marathon silver medalist was scheduled to leave the country last evening
* Kirui recalled his rivalry against the likes of Robert 'Mwafrica' Cheruiyot, Martin Lel, Duncan 'Jamaica' Kibet, and Christopher Cheboiboch among others

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NJCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
2023 NJCAA DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

(WA) Athletics: The formation of the World Athletics Championships

(The Namibian) Women in Sport: Mboma, AN take on World Athletics
Christine Mboma will challenge World Athletics' (WA) latest barrier on the track and still be a world-class athlete with lower testosterone levels, says coach Henk Botha

(BBC) Olympics: Athletes criticise claim by IOC president Thomas Bach that Russian and Belarusian neutral participation 'works'
A host of international athletes have criticised International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's claim that Russians and Belarusians competing as neutrals in their sport "works"

(ESPN) Athletics: As she neared Graduation, University of Utah track athlete Lauren MCCluskey embraced her future.
She felt "On the verge of somehing new."

(Women's Running) Women in Sport: Why Kara Goucher’s Story Matters
The world silver medalist’s memoir, “The Longest Race,” lays bare why female athletes may never realize their full potential under systems still rife with inequity, abuse, and harassment

(BBC) Athletics: Laura Muir & Jemma Reekie quit training camp but leave coach behind
Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie have unexpectedly cut short their altitude training camp, leaving long-term coach Andy Young in South Africa.
(Mirror) Olympic star Laura Muir flies back to UK after major fall-out with long-term coach
The Scottish 1,500-metre star won silver in 2020 Tokyo Olympics and is one of Britain's biggest athletics medal hopes ahead of next year's Games taking place in Paris
(The National) Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie reported to have split with coach

    March 29 2023    [Links load in new window]  

>(Daily Nation) Athletics: Wanjiru strikes Kenya's third gold at World Indoor Athletics Masters in Torun
* Wanjiru won the first medal of her career in the 3,000m walk in the 40 years and above category for the third gold
* On Monday, Kenya scooped three medals, two gold, and a silver as the country made its maiden appearance at the championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: Laura Muir and GB teammate fly home after shock falling out with coach
Olympic silver medallist and Jemma Reekie leave South Africa - Coach Andy Young denies major bust-up at training camp

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Hellen Obiri To Run 2023 Boston Marathon

(EA) Athletics: Healthy and stronger, Hurske helps to make history for Finland in Istanbul

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Experts predict ‘potentially massive’ global impact of Peter Bol doping case
Bol’s lawyers want Sporting Integrity Australia to drop probe - SIA and Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory silent

(Daily Nation) Athletics: G.O.A.T Eliud Kipchoge just keeps going
* His appearance in Boston will be his 18th career marathon excluding his 2017 Breaking2 in Monza, Italy where he ran 2:00:25 and 2019 Ineos 1:59 Challenge where he became the first man to run a marathon under two hours (unofficial) in 1:59:40 in Vienna.
* Kipchoge made history as the only other athlete to have broken their own world marathon records besides Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie, Derek Clayton of Australia and Briton Jim Peters

Athletics: Bonuses Totaling $50,000 Could Produce Record-setting Times at 50th Annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
USATF National 10 Mile Championship Lures Top Americans to Chase Open, American, and RRCA prize money and bonuses worth $139,500; PRRO prize money could add another $2,500-$10,000

(Runner's World) Athletics:Emily Sisson Withdraws from the London Marathon
A tweaked hip will keep the American record holder from racing in April, but Sisson says she is planning on running a marathon later this year

(NY Times) Olympics: Olympics Open Path for Russians to Qualify for Paris 2024
Dodging a contentious debate on participation, Olympic officials instead issued rules that could allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to earn places in next year’s Games

(WA) Athletics: Home stars Barshim and Samba seek success in Doha

(AW) Athletics: UK’s greatest all-round men’s middle-distance runner
Which Briton had the greatest middle-distance range? Steve Ovett tops our men’s list

(The Star) Athletics: Kakamega Relays, AK western to host sprints show next month
* According to the organizers of the event led by the AK western region chairman, Francis Afundi, registration for the event is free and open to all age categories
* AK Western region will for the first time ever stage sprints and middle-distance meet with the longest race being 1500m

(BBC) Paralympics: Jason Smyth: Paralympic sport's fastest man retires aged 35
Ireland's Jason Smyth, Paralympic sport's fastest man, has announced his retirement at the age of 35

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Peter Bol’s lawyers claim ‘blunder of epic proportions’ after independent labs find no EPO
Legal team sent runner’s sample to two independent labs - Letter to SIA demands ‘wrong’ investigation be dropped
(Brisbane Times) Peter Bol deserves a Senate inquiry into handling of his doping case

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: London, Ont. runner sets Canadian age-group record at Around the Bay 30K
Teresa Novick smashed the previous Canadian W60+ record by nearly seven minutes on her way to 48th-place finish

(Yahoo) Women in Sport: Allyson Felix says she felt pressured to hide her pregnancy: 'I was scared of what my sponsor was going to say'

(Nordic Sport Science Forum) Women in Sport: New book fuels the debate over the place of transwomen athletes in competitive sports
"But even if we didn’t have these studies, common sense and centuries of experience tell us that anyone who went through male puberty physically outperforms girls/women"

(Daily Nation) Women in Sport: NOC-K backs World Athletics' ban on transgender athletes
* It required transgender athletes to maintain their testosterone levels below 2.5 Nanomoles per litre (nmol/L) for 24 months to be eligible to compete internationally in the female category
* For DSD athletes, the new regulations will require affected athletes to reduce their testosterone levels below a limit of 2.5 nmol/L for a minimum of 24 months to compete internationally in the female category in any event

(STV) Athletics: Usain Bolt says athletics is ‘missing a superstar’ to excite crowds
The fastest man in history captured the world’s attention during his stunning, medal-laden sprint career

(The Star) Women in Sport: Namibia cast down by WA decision on female testosterone levels suppression
* Meanwhile, Athletics Namibia called for fairness and for a policy that allows all athletes unhindered access to the sport they love
* Notably, the decision will prohibit Namibia’s athletes like Olympic 200m silver medalist Christine Mboma and compatriot Beatrice Masilingi from competing in this year’s WA continental tour events, the Diamond League series, and the World Championships.

    March 28 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Athletics Integrity Unit happy with Kenya’s war against doping
* Uasin Gishu County Governor Jonathan Bii, who received Clothier in his Eldoret office, implored athletes not to use banned performance-enhancing substances since they were already blessed with talent
* “We have good talent in this region that can take an athlete far, but using the banned substance will always end one’s career and there is need for fair competition

(The Stablemaster Speaks) Drugs in Sport: World Exclusive: Zane Robertson about to be arrested.
Following work between myself and a senior officer in the Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zane Robertson is about to be arrested for smuggling dope into Kenya

(Outside Online) Athletics: Allie Ostrander’s Radical Transparency
NCAA track champion and Mount Marathon winner Allie Ostrander continues to be open about the long road of eating disorder recovery. Could her transparency change the sport?

(Talk TV) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies: Female athletes 'scared witless' to speak out against transwomen
Sharron Davies has said female athletes are too frightened to speak out against transwomen competing in women's sporting events

(Jamaica Obseerver) Athletics: Shelly, Sha'Carri to face off in Botswana
Multiple Olympic and world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson are set to face off at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix, this year’s second World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, in Gaborone on April 29

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan set for Berlin Half Marathon test
British record-holder faces key race in Germany this weekend ahead of marathon debut in London on April 23

(BBC) Paralympics: Jonnie Peacock: Double Paralympic champion believes he has underperformed in his career

(Toronto Sun) Women in Sport: Competing on an even playing field
World Athletics has injected a voice of reason into the thorny issue of transgender athletes competing in elite sports events

(The Spokesman-Review) Athleticss: Longtime Idaho track and field coach Mike Keller reunites with athletes, Olympic champ Dan O’Brien

(CBC) Athletics: Leg issue forces Canadian Rory Linkletter to pull out of next month's London Marathon
26-year-old says 'things really locked up on me' after recent NYC Half Marathon

(Runner's World) Athletics: Bank of America Becomes Presenting Sponsor for Boston Marathon
The bank replaces long-time, Boston-based sponsor, John Hancock Financial

(Run Blog Run) Athletics: Eilish McColgan: Nine Questions

(Insiide the Games) Women in Sport: World Athletics, World Aquatics, World Rugby now aligned on trans athletes - and on collision course with IOC

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Bans on biological males competing in girls’ sports now sweeping the nation

    March 27 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(TIMCAST) Women in Sport: NPR Receives Community Note On Twitter After Claiming 'Limited Scientific Research' On Transgender Athletes in Women's Sports
Multiple Studies On Trans Athletes ... Have Been Conducted Which Show That They Retain Higher Muscle Mass, Strength, And Running Speed Than Women'

>(NY Times) Health and Fitness: 3 Ways to Measure How Fit You Are, Without Focusing on Weight
Exercise tests, heart rate and physical ability can tell you more about your health than the scale ever could

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 1

(Bloomberg*) Athletics: Boston Marathon Signs Decade-Long Sponsorship Deal With BofA
* Company takes over from current sponsor John Hancock next year
* Bank will get more than 100 race bibs through the agreement
(Boston Globe) Boston Marathon Signs Decade-Long Sponsorship Deal With BofABank of America to become presenting partner of Boston Marathon (Boston Herlad) Bank of America signs on as new Boston Marathon sponsor

(Daily Nation) Drugs in Sport: Alice Aprot handed four-year ban for doping
* Aprot was among 20 sportsmen and women that ADAK provisionally suspended for doping rules violation early January this year
* Over 40 Kenyan athletes were suspended for various doping offences last year

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya bags two gold medals in World Masters Indoor Athletics event
* Regina Mulatya scooped silver medal in Long Jump Women’s 45 (W45) after jumping 5.46 metres. She finished behind Bulgarian Magdalena Hristova (5.73m) and German Jennifer Gartmann (5.39m)
* Peter Bii was fifth in the M45 3000m race, while team captain Francis Kooli came eighth in Long Jump M50 and Joseph Some Kosgei was content with seventh spot in M70 100m

(BAA) Athletics: Registration for the 2023 B.A.A. 10K is now open!

(The Spectator) Women in Sport: Why did it take Seb Coe so long to see sense over transgender athletes?

(NBC Chicago) Athletics: Here Are the Winners of the 2023 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
Zach Panning won the race by finishing as the first runner with an unofficial time of 22:48, according to the race results

(ESW) aTHLETICS: Athletic Brewing Company continues partnership with Canada Running Series, Named Official Non-Alcoholic Beer of 3 Marquee Races
America’s largest non-alcoholic craft brewery will bring its award-winning brews to the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Vancouver Half Marathon, and Under Armour Toronto 10K

(WA) Athletics: The bet that brought India's high jump star Shankar to combined events

(USATF) Athletics: 2023 USATF Masters Half Marathon Championships April 16 in Syracuse, NY

(The Star) Athletics: Kipchoge steps up preps with eyes in Boston Marathon title
* The two-time Olympic Marathon champion who lives and trains in Kaptagat added: "All is well as far as training is concerned. I think I am in the right direction heading towards April."
* Kipchoge is also keen on defending his Berlin Marathon title on September 23.

(Tri247) Triathlon: IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong 2023 results: Phillips and Thek bag the wins

(Newshub) Athletics: Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney continues comeback with world championship qualifier at Brisbane

(Hamilton Spectator) Athletics: ‘It’s a great race’: Thousands run Around The Bay on a perfect morning
Blair Morgan won the 30K with a time of 1:37.46. Sasha Gollish was the first female to cross the finish line in 1:48.03
(Canadian Running Magazine) Blair Morgan and Sasha Gollish take wins at Around the Bay Road Race
More than 6,000 athletes showed up to run North America's oldest road race this year

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Swimmer Riley Gaines slams ESPN for honoring 'arrogant cheat' trans athlete Lia Thomas in Women's History Month special - as Thomas denies she transitioned to win and says 'I didn't have any other choice'
* Riley Gaines, a former University of Kentucky swimmer, who ended her college career in 2022 as a champion, spoke out Sunday against Lia Thomas
* Lia Thomas, who swam for the University of Pennsylvania until graduating in 2022, smashed records in her final season
* ESPN paid tribute to Thomas - who began transitioning in May 2019, and swam for the women's team in 2021: Gaines said ESPN's tribute was not warranted

(NY Post) Women in Sport: Trans athletes should compete — but not against biological women

    March 26 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: The year the women's pole vault took flight

(WTMJ-TV) Athletics: Milwaukee Marathon canceled due to spring snowstorm

Athletics Amanal Petros and Matea Parlov Kostro smash course records in Hannover Marathon
It was the third time after 1992 and 2013 that both course records were broken in Hannover

(The Times) Women in Sport: Martina Navratilova: Trans ban means the ‘world is finally waking up’
The former Wimbledon champion believes that creating a level playing field is the top priority for sports administrators

(ITU) Triathlon: Hayden Wilde impresses home crowd with blockbuster performance in New Plymouth

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: World Athletics ruling on trans athletes puts World Master Athletics in quandary
World Masters Athletics, whose indoor championships started today at Torun in Poland, has been placed in a quandary by last World Athletics announcement on transgender athletes

Athletics Aderaw and Kipkoech win the Movistar Madrid Half Marathon 2023
The Ethiopian athlete Zewditu Aderaw (1h07:38) and the Kenyan athlete Hillary Kipkoech (59:56) achieved the victory in the Movistar Madrid Half Marathon 2023. Javi Guerra and Clara Simal were the first Spanish participants to reach the finish line

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Transgender athlete research rejected after professor called trans women ‘males’
The university in a rejection letter said the language used in the application was 'not sensitive'

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘I’m not going to quit yet’ – Gwen Jorgensen vows to fight on
(Inside the Games) Rio 2016 gold medallist Jorgensen struggles on return to World Triathlon Cup as New Zealand win both races
New Zealand athletes won both race in the opening leg of this year's World Triathlon World Cup before home fans in New Plymouth, but most eyes were on the return of one of the sport's biggest names as they embarked upon their campaign for next year's Olympic Games in Paris
target="_news">(ITU) Nicole van der Kaay earns first World Cup gold in season opener in New Zealand

(Loop) Athletics: Reggae Marathon drops marathon segment due to runner care challenges

(Time) Women in Sport: Sports Were Never Designed Around the Female Body

ADAC Hannover Marathon - Germany

Around the Bay Race - Hamilton, ON

Movistar Madrid Medio Maratón - Madrid, Spain

    March 25 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Geezer Jock) Athletics: Nolan Shaheed Is Running For His Life
“I don't know what you're doing because you should be dead by now. But you're not dead, so just continue doing whatever you're doing because it's keeping you alive.” ___a doctor to Nolan Shaheed

(Saturday Standard) Ath;etics: Mateelong advises on how to reclaim steeplechase crown

(Inside the Games) Olympics: UK Government again urges IOC to ban Russia from Paris 2024 Olympics after World Athletics decision
World Athletics' continued ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes has been welcomed by the United Kingdom Government, who have urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to follow suit

Athletics The Movistar Madrid Half Marathon 2023 and the ProFuturo Race will bring together 19,000 runners on Sunday
This Sunday there will be around 30 elite runners on the start line looking to achieve the course record in Madrid. Spanish athletes Javi Guerra, Yago Rojo and Clara Simal will be lined up amongst a great group of African athletes.The half marathon course has undergone slight improvements to make it faster and more comfortable

(Fox News) Women in Sport: Female competitive cyclers outraged as transgender women overtake sport: 'This is not OK'
Transgender rider wins NYC event days after female cycling champ quits career over dominance of biological male competitors

(NY Times) Women in Sport: In Her New Book, Kara Goucher Keeps Running Accountable
The American long-distance runner has shared her story in “The Longest Race” at a moment of reckoning for the elite running world

The Telegraph India) Athletics: Sebastian Coe ready to dare IOC over bar on Russia
We determine eligibility and, for our World Championship events, for the foreseeable future, the exclusion remains, says Coe

(3AW) Athletics: The 80-year old former Olympian defying the odds
Former marathon world record holder and two-time Australian Olympian Derek Clayton is now 80 years old, but has been found to have the heart and typical fitness of a 25 to 30 year old.

(The Times) Women in Sport: Seb Coe keeps the flame alive for women’s sport
Unexpected decision to ban trans athletes from female competition levels the playing field and will stop girls quitting

(9 Sports) Women in Sport: EXCLUSIVE: Athletics Australia's response to transgender ban torched by British shot put champion

(CNN) Drugs in Sport: Runner Zane Robertson explains reasons for doping violations, discloses feeling suicidal thoughts after scandal

(Gary Cohen Running) Athletics: Nick Rose — March, 2023

(CNN) Women in Sport: World Athletics regulations on transgender women athletes risk human rights violations, rights groups say

(Stuff NZ) Triathlon: NZ veteran Andrea Hansen retires to focus on being 'world class mum'

(The Telehraph) Athletics: Russian athletes still banned from elite competition after World Athletics ruling
Russian and Belarussian athletes have been banned since 2015 due to institutional doping violations

(BBC) Athletics: Mo Farah: Briton to race 10km in Gabon as part of London Marathon preparations
Mo Farah will race the Port-Gentil 10km in Gabon two weeks before what is expected to be the Briton's final London Marathon appearance

Marine Corps 17.75 - Washington, DC

    March 24 2023    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics Amanal Petros and Matea Parlov Kostro target records in Hannover Marathon
ADAC Marathon Hannover on Sunday

(BBC) Women in Sport: World Athletics transgender women decision prompts fairness & inclusion debate
British long jumper Abigail Irozuru has said "we need to achieve inclusion in a way that is fair" after World Athletics' decision to ban transgender women from competing in the female category at international events
Christine Mboma: Coach shocked as DSD changes rule Olympic medallist out of World Championships
The coach of Olympic 200m silver medallist Christine Mboma is "shocked" by changes to the rules for female athletes with high testosterone - a decision which rules the Namibian out of this year's World Championships

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: World Masters issues warning over protests against trans athletes
Organisers of the World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships that start five days before World Athletics ban say protests are likely

Athletics Grandma’s Marathon Field Full, Marking One Of Quickest Sellouts On Record
New Sign-Up Incentives Announced for 2023 Volunteers

(Spiked Online) Women in Sport: A triumph for women’s sports
World Athletics’ new trans policy is a rare win for fairness and common sense

(FanHub) Women in Sport: World Athletics officially bans transgender women from competing in female events

(Spiked Online) Women in Sport: My fight for fairness in women’s sport
Former Olympian Sharron Davies on why she welcomes World Athletics’ new policy on trans athletes.

(WA) Athletics: World Championships pole vault podium reunited in Doha

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies vindicated as World Athletics bans transgender athletes
The World Athletics Council also announced that Russian athletes will remain barred from track and field 'for the foreseeable future'

(IWF) Women in Sport: Riley Gaines on “Monumental” World Athletics Decision
World Athletics Stands With Women

(NBC) Women in Sport: World Athletics excludes transgender women, tightens DSD athlete restrictions, extends ban on Russia, Belarus

(Irish Times) Women in Sport: Sonia O’Sullivan: Transgender athletes cannot be allowed to compete in women’s sport
No use kicking issue down track – it’s become a major problem and a decision is needed

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: TWorld Athletics votes to EXCLUDE transgender athletes who have transitioned from male to female after puberty, as Seb Coe vows it will 'protect the female category'
* The decision was revealed on Thursday by World Athletics president Seb Coe
* Coe said the moves 'restricts participation of trans athletes' in the sport
* Athletes such as Caster Semenya and Christine Mboma will be affected

(Outside Online) Athletics: Is Your Hormonal Birth Control Affecting Your Athletic Performance?
Athletes of all levels have considered whether their choice of birth control might influence how they train, recover, and perform. But the answer is complicated. Here’s what you need to know

>(Runner's World) Women in Sport: Updated Rules Could Keep Key Competitors From Global Competitions
In addition to new regulations about athletes with Differences of Sexual Development and transgender athletes, World Athletics revised rules about Russian athletes

(Outside Online) Athletics: How an Elite Track Athlete Secured a Spot on ‘The Voice’
Chloe Abbott is an elite sprinter and Olympic-hopeful who trains under coach renowned Bobby Kersee

(Runner's World) Athletics: How to Overcome the Signs of Post-Marathon Depression
Having another goal on the horizon will keep you motivated after you cross the finish line

    March 23 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: World Athletics Council excludes transgender women from female events
Ruling applies to athletes who have transitioned after puberty - Levels of permitted plasma testosterone also reduced by half
(The Telegraph) World Athletics tightens restrictions on transgender athletes
The World Athletics Council also announced Russian athletes will remain barred from track and field "for the foreseeable future"
(BBC) World Athletics bans transgender female athletes from competing in female world ranking events
The governing body's president, Lord Coe, said no female transgender athlete who had gone through male puberty would be permitted to compete in female world ranking competitions from 31 March
(WA) World Athletics Council decides on Russia, Belarus and female eligibility

(Fox News) Wom,en in Sport: US cyclocross champion reveals she retired from sport over emergence of transgender athletes in women's sports
Hannah Arensman won more than 30 times in her career

(Diamond League) Athletics: Updated 2023 calendar features 14-meeting season and new date for Shenzhen
Shenzhen's debut on the Wanda Diamond League circuit has been moved to September, while Shanghai will no longer go ahead as planned

(AI) Drugs in Sport: Does Zane Robertson’s positive EPO test implicate twin brother Jake?

(Runner's Only!) Drugs in Sport:A worldwide exclusive interview with Zane Robertson
On Tuesday March 22, it was announced that NZ distance runner, Zane Robertson had received a seven-year ban for failing a drug test. Four years was for taking the banned substance EPO, an additional three years was for trying to cover up his failed test.

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: Risking Suspension, Champion Powerlifter Says ‘Trans Rights’ Don’t Trump Women’s Rights
“I love powerlifting. But if sports just open the floodgates and men are competing with women, well, what's the point?"

(STuff NZ) Drugs in Sport: How Drug Free Sport NZ ensnared Kiwi distance runner Zane Robertson

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Oregon Relays Brings Top College and Pro Talent to Hayward Field with New College/Pro Challenge Events

(CYolleRun) Athletics:Dominque Smith – All Thriller, No Filler
Carrie chats with sports journalist and host of the Lactic Acid podcast Dominique Smith! They have way too much fun discussing how he got into journalism, his journey into the sport, his reasoning for focusing on track and field, his hot takes on who to watch this spring, and so much more!

(The Post Millenial) Women in Sport: Trans-identified biological male wins women's cycling event in New York, towers over 2nd, 3rd place competitors on podium
At the Randall’s Island Crit #3, transgender athlete Tiffany Thomas was seen at the top of the podium while two women followed in second and third place.

(The Times) Women in Sport: Peter Eriksson: Shameful if World Athletics doesn’t vote to change testosterone rule
Former head coach of British Athletics says women’s sport should be ‘based on sex, not on gender’

(Runner's World) Athletics: What Is Bonking? How Runners Can Feel Strong During Marathons
If you want to avoid hitting the wall, take a look at your nutrition, training, and race plan

(Diamond League) Athletics: Tickets on sale for the Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene
Find out where you can buy tickets to every single Wanda Diamond League meeting in 2023, including the two-day series final at Eugene's Hayward Field on September 16-17th

(USATF Foundation) Athletics: USATF Foundation Awards 46 Masters Travel Grants

    March 22 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics awards events to Turkiye and Poland

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: Two Ways That Tracking Your Training Data Can Boost Your Performance
So-called “augmented feedback” can offer both information and motivation. A new study tries to separate the effects

(ABC7) Women in Sport: Transgender female wins NYC women's cycling event, angering critics: 'Not fair at all'

(LA Times) Olympics: Poll: Is L.A. ready for the 2028 Olympics? Some residents express concern

(Evening Standard) Drugs in Sport: Five crazy excuses why athletes failed a drug test after New Zealand Olympian thought EPO was ‘Covid jab’
Zane Robertson has been banned for eight years after offering a questionable excuse. Here are five other sports stars who have offered similarly ridiculous reasons for failing drug tests

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Senegal's historic world indoor athletics medallist Ndoye dies aged 44
Kéné Ndoye, who won Senegal's first world indoor athletics medal when she earned bronze in the women's triple jump at the 2003 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, has died aged 44

Athletics: Defending Champions Return to Run 50th Anniversary Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
inners and top-five finishers from years past also headline what is shaping up to be a huge celebration of 50 years of world-class running in Washington, DC

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Coaching Series Episode 6: Diljeet Taylor – Head Women’s Cross Country Coach, Associate Director of Track & Field at BYU (IHA Episode 455)
Diljeet is the Head Women’s Cross Country Coach and Associate Director of Track and Field at BYU. She also recently started coaching an elite group called Taylor Made Elite. Diljeet has been at BYU since 2016 and they have had huge success under her leadership including a 2021 NCAA Cross Country National Championship. She also coached individual cross country national champion, Whittni Orton, who will be on this podcast soon! Diljeet also coached 5 other individual national champions including Courtney Wayment in the 5,000m, indoor 3,000m, and 3k steeple, Anna Camp-Bennett in the 1500m, and the DMR in 2021

(ITU) Triathlon: 2023 World Cup circuit packing in 13 stops across the year including three new venues

(Swift Press) Women in Sport: Unfair Play
On the face of it, women’s sport is on the rise, garnering more attention and grassroots involvement than ever before. However, the truth is that in many respects progress is stalling, or even falling back

(Christina Post) Women in Sport: 'Intolerance': College fights back after school district bans student teachers over Christian views

(Runner's World) Athletics: Runners put pressure on European Athletics to drop Shell as sponsor
Damian Hall and Jasmin Paris are among a number of runners to sign a letter asking the organisation to ‘discontinue any commercial relationship’ with the oil company

(Montreal Gazette) Health and Fitness: Christopher Labos: Is high-level endurance exercise bad for your heart?
It's tempting to conclude from a recent study that excessive exercise is bad for you. A closer look at the findings tells a different story

(VeloNews) Cycling:Jumbo-Visma and the ‘game changer’ baking soda system that’s shaking up pro cycling
Primož Roglic helped develop it, Wout van Aert loves it: How Jumbo-Visma and nutrition pioneers Maurten created pro racing's latest must-have

(The Conversation) Women in Sport: How world sport got into a mess over trans athletes – and how it can get out of it

(Capital FM) Athletics: In the form of his life: Omanyala plans to blow circuit in full Diamond League debut
Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala will make his full season Diamond League debut this year, and currently enjoying sublime form, the 26-year old plans to blow up the circuit with his eyes fixated on the Trophy at the end of the season

(RNZ) Drugs in Sport: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist cops 8-year ban for doping
(NZ Herald) Kiwi Olympian and long-distance runner Zane Robertson gets eight-year suspension for doping

(Totronto Life) Athletics: “When I left an elite US running group to train in Toronto, I worried I’d made a huge mistake. Then I broke a record”
How moving back to her hometown helped track-and-field star Lucia Stafford become the top 1,000-metre runner in North America

(Runner's World) Athletics:Yomif Kejelcha Comes Within 1 Second of Breaking 5K World Record
Ethiopian runner Yomif Kejelcha ran a 12:50 5K in Lille, France, on Sunday, just one second off the world record held by Berihu Aregawi

(USYFCCCA) Athletics: USTFCCCA NJCAA Program of the Year Standings – 2023 Mid-Year Update

    March 21 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(CitisuMag) Athletics: Joshua Cheptegei on what motivates him after world records, Olympic and World Championship gold medals at just 26 years-old
"It's the dream to become one of the greatest athletes in the world. You don't just have to show it once. You have to keep on with consistency...When you look at 2019, the number of incredible athletes was average but now this year, we have so many really good guys that if you really want to be the best and win the gold medal, then everything has to go well with you. You have to be in the right shape, the right mood and the right mindset."

(CBC) Athletics:Wodak prioritizes experience, racing world's best before London Marathon debut
Canadian 8th in cold, windy NYC Half event 5 weeks from Marathon Major in England

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Team Kenya ready for World Masters Indoor Athletics event
* Team Kenya coach William Tanui reiterated that athletes should believe in themselves
* “Drugs are not good for anyone. Our athletes should keep away from them. Train hard and win easy,” said the 1992 Barcelona Olympics 800m gold medalist

(USATF) Athletics: USATF National Youth Indoor Championships Conclude on Day Three in Louisville

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field National Awards

(AP News) Womern in Sport: Wyoming bans transgender youth from girls’ sports teams

(FanHub) Athletics: Racing Mentality - Allie Ostrander
When I hear “racing mentality”, my mind immediately jumps to mental toughness, hanging in the race when it hurts, and being impossible to break

(Comox Daily Record) Athletics: Comox Valley RV Half Marathon crowns two new champions

(ITU) Triathlon: Celebrating 40 Years of World Champs in 2023

(WA) Athletics: Celebrating 40 Years of World Champs in 2023

(Daily Wire) Women in Sport: Risking Suspension, Champion Powerlifter Says ‘Trans Rights’ Don’t Trump Women’s Rights
“I love powerlifting. But if sports just open the floodgates and men are competing with women, well, what's the point?"

(ISRAEL21C) Athletics: This Olympic champ found her sport on the streets of Tel Aviv
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter took up running as a hobby less than 10 years ago. Now, she is one of Israel’s top athletes and has her eyes set on the 2024 Paris Olympics..

(NBC) Olympics: Paris 2024 aims to keep Olympians, Paralympians cool without air conditioners

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Wayde van Niekerk exclusive: "I want to get back to winning gold medals and challenging world records"
World 400m record holder and Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk made impressive strides in 2022 raising the prospects of an epic comeback in Paris 2024. spoke to the South African about rekindling his form

(Runner's World) Athletics: This Year’s Boston Marathon Banners Honor the Life of Spencer
The late golden retriever’s image will be featured along the course

(The Nationl) Triathlon: Marc Austin forced into retirement but triathlete finds new role

    March 20 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(BBC) Athletics: Cheptegei and Kiplimo on rivalry and 'brotherhood' that surpasses competition
Joshua Cheptegei has been the face of Ugandan athletics since winning a silver medal in the 10,000m at the 2017 World Championships in London

(Washington Times) Women in Sport: Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshman reveal what’s wrong with women’s running
In new memoirs, two top athletes write about competing in an environment rife with failings

(RunningUSA) Athletics: 20,000 Chicago Area Runners Get Ready to Welcome Back an Annual St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

(TCS London Marathon) Athletics: Purdue, Piasecki and Assefa withdraw from 2023 TCS London Marathon
The British stars and 2022 BMW Berlin Marathon champion are forced out due to injury

(BBC) Women in Sport: BBC Women's Hour
Fast foward to the 21:55 mark to hear the discussion on males in female sport

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Russia could have suspension lifted at World Athletics Council meeting, but will remain banned because of Ukraine war
A "final recommendation" by the World Athletics Task Force over the reinstatement of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) - which has been banned since 2015 following state-sponsored Russian doping - is set to feature in the virtual three-day World Athletics Council which is scheduled to start tomorrow

Sports Medicine: ACSM Names 2023 Certified Professional of the Year
Louise Valentine, MPH, CHES, ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, EIM, has been named ACSM’s Certified Professional of the Year for 2023

(CyclingWeekly) Cycling: Saved by a doping test: The pro rider treated for cancer after abnormal blood result
When his team doctor called about an abnormal test result, Torstein Træen could not believe what was happening – but it would turn out to be a potentially life-saving red flag

(WA) Athletics: World Athletics and Infront extend media rights agreement

(EA) Athletics: Fast times and national records on the roads in Barcelona and Lille
There were fast times, Olympic qualifying standards and national records en masse in the men’s race in the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday

(The Star) Athletics: Kipkosgei leads Kimuron quartet to AK U18/U20 trials at Nyayo
* The four will be following in the footsteps of various top Kimuron products including world 800m record holder David Rudisha, Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze medallist Nicholas Kimeli and two-time Los Angeles marathon champion John Korir among others.
* “I have had good training and I am ripe for the trials as I seek to represent the country in Lusaka,” said Kipkposgei.

(AW) Athletics: British 5km record falls to Sam Atkin in Lille
Lincoln Wellington athlete takes four seconds off Marc Scott’s three-year-old national mark in fast road race in France

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkwony, Allam smash PBs to win at Rome Marathon
* Ambi, Getachew and Shure reached halfway in 1:11:07, inside course record pace (2:22:52), while Chepkwony had reduced the gap on the leading group to 17 seconds
* “I am very happy with the win,” said Chepkwony. “I really enjoyed running in this beautiful city. I ran a smart race in the first half. I know that I can run faster, but I am happy with my performance on a difficult course.”

(Runner's World) Athletics: Keira D’Amato Out of London Marathon After Knee Problem Set Back Her Training
She hopes to run the World Championships marathon in August in Hungary

(Fox 11) Athletics: Yimer, Ndiwa win 2023 LA Marathon
(LA Daily News) Ndiwa, Yimer win LA Marathon as 22,000 runners hit the streets
Kenyan Stacy Ndiwa captured the women's portion of the 38th race with an unofficial time of 2:31. Ndiwa finished ahead of men's winner Jemal Yimer of Ethiopia to claim a $10,000 bonus

(Track and Field News) Athletics: NYC Half Marathon — Wins For Kiplimo & Obiri

(DONG-A ILBO) Athletics: First marathon in 4 years is held in Seoul to celebrate spring

(Daily Monitor) Athletics: Fine Kiplimo sweeps New York
Kiplimo, clad in a black head sock, white t-shirt, orange bib, green shoes and blue shorts, kept on the left of the group. Cheptegei was still within the pack, not far from the runners ahead

    March 19 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Obiri, Kiplimo Win Cold and Windy United Airlines NYC Half
In their first appearances at the United Airlines NYC Half, Hellen Obiri of Kenya and Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda scored convincing victories, winning in 1:07:21 and 1:01:31, respectively

(NYRR) Athletics: Hellen Obiri, Jacob Kiplimo, Susannah Scaroni, and Jetze Plat Win 2023 United Airlines NYC Half Titles
NYPD outpace FDNY to win inaugural Commissioner’s Cup
(Daily Nation) Obiri sets new course record at New York Half Marathon
* Obiri, the 2017 and 2019 World 5,000m champion, clocked one hour, seven minutes and 21 seconds for her sixth career half marathon victory, crushing the previous course record by 14 seconds
* Obiri beat defending champion Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi to second place in 1:07:55 as Norwegian Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal came third in 1:09:53
* World Half Marathon champion Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda won the men’s title, beating compatriot and world 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei (Capital FM) Athletics: How Athletics Kenya plan to curb age cheating at trials for Africa youth competition
Athletes participating at next weekend’s national trials for the Africa Under 18 and Under 20 Athletics Championships will need to provide an original birth certificate, national identity card or a valid passport before they are allowed to compete

(WA) Athletics: Walelegn wins again in Seoul, Obiri and Kiplimo conquer New York

(USATF) Athletics: Sprints and Field Events Shine on Day Two of the USATF National Youth Indoor Championships

(Triathlon Magazine Canada) Triathlon: Justus Nieschlag and Anne Haug take world’s hardest 70.3
“Race on another planet” - or just head to Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote

(ChurchLeaders) Women in Sport: ‘There’s a Difference Between Men and Women’ — Caitlyn Jenner Defends Christian School That Refused To Compete Against Transgender Athlete

(CBC) Athletics: Black N.B. sprinting star from early 1900s to be honoured at national championships
Eldridge Eatman competed at a time when Black athletes weren't welcome in amateur track and field events

(The Herald) Athletics: Andy Butchart going on the road in search for more success
Andy Butchart might not say it out loud, but it is clear he believes that road running is where the real blood and guts of athletics is at its most severe

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: The photos that will stop you in your tracks: As more states seek ban on trans women competing in women's sports, experts insist the 'undeniable' physical advantage CAN'T be undone by gender-affirming care
* The hugely divisive issue of trans participation in sport returned to the spotlight after a school girls' team won a state title with help from a trans girl
* It's the latest flashpoint in the debate that was thrust into the mainstream when trans swimmer Lia Thomas became an NCAA champion in March 2022
* Researchers and elite athletes say the science speaks for itself: Trans women have a physical advantage that can't be undone

(Toni Reavis) Athletics: Los Angeles Marathon Preview

(WA) Athletics: Kipyegon targets early season test in Doha

Acea Run Rome Marathon - Rome, Italy

LA Marathon - Los Angeles, CA

United Airlines NYC Half - New York. NY

    March 18 2023    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics: Over 17,000 Registered Runners Take On The 2023 United Airlines Rock ‘N’ Roll Running Series Washington D.C. For A Running Tour Of The Nation’S Capital
Samuel Doud (Washington, D.C.) and Hirut Guangul (New York, N.Y.) topped the podium in the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington D.C. Half Marathon

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Feature Friday: Caryl Smith Gilbert Leads By Example

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse: My new beginning after major life changes
The six-time Olympic medallist is now settled in Orlando working with his new coach, Irishman John Coghlan, as De Grasses looks to “get back on the podium” at the World Championships in Budapest and the Paris 2024 Olympics

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 454: Sanya Richards-Ross, 4X Olympic Champion, NBC Sports Analyst, Mommination Founder & Real Housewives of Atlanta Co-Star
Sanya Richards-Ross is the fastest American woman in history at 400 meters. She became the first American woman in 28 years, and only the 2nd in history, to be crowned Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London. The London games also set the stage for Sanya to become the second most decorated female track and field Olympians of all time. By winning her 4th gold medal, after anchoring the 4x400m relay team to gold for the 3rd consecutive time, Sanya firmly solidified her place in sports history.

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: ITALY: Trans-Identified Male Takes Home Eighth Women’s Running Title At Indoor Masters Championship

(The WeirTaking the fight for fairness in female sports all the way to the US Supreme Court
ton Daily Times) Women in Sport:
(Daily Nation) Athletics: Anyango, Kiprop win UoE Cross Country championships
* Anyango emerged victorious in the women’s 7.4km senior race after timing 25:09.7 ahead of Stella Jepkosgei who clocked 25:26.6 while Dorothy Kimutai was third in 25:30.5
* In the men’s category, Kiprop surged forward in the last lap to win the race in 16:40.3 ahead of Ayub Kiptum who clocked 16:54.2 while Titus Kiprotich was third in 16:59.4
* In the men’s 5.5km junior category, Mathew Kipkosgei won in 16:40.1 ahead of Linus Kipkemboi who clocked 16:54.2 while Titus Kiprotich was third in 16:59.0

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Changwony the latest Kenyan athlete to be provisionally suspended for doping by AIU
Purity Changwony has become the latest Kenyan runner to be sanctioned by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)

(Outside Online) Athletics: Olympian Justine Fédronic Brings Cultural Heritage to Running Fashion
A former elite runner finds her creative stride by designing activewear that tells the story of her family history in the French West Indies

(USATF) Athletics: Field Events Shine on Day One of USATF National Youth Indoor Championships

(Daily Signa;) Women in Sport: Male Athletes Say Men Competing in Women’s Sports Is ‘Lose-Lose’ Situation

(Sweat Science on Outside Online) Endurance Sports: What It Takes to Stay Warm on Cold-Water Swims
While trying to qualify for an English Channel crossing, swimmers swallowed ingestible thermometers. They got really cold

(WA) Athletics: Cheptegei and Kiplimo star in NYC Half head-to-head

    March 17 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Washington Times) Womern in Sport:Massachusetts trans athlete runs into opposition after helping girls’ team win track title

(WA) Athletics: Fraser-Pryce to open season in Botswana

(USATF) Athletics: Hundreds of athletes flock to Louisville for USATF National Youth Indoor Championships

(FanHub) Athletics: Florida’s Jasmine Moore receives USATF Athlete of the Week honors

(BCU) Women in Sport: Menstrual Cycle Monitoring and Performance in Sport Questionnaire

(Women's Running) Women in Sport" Timeline: Women’s Running Through the Years
A few of the watershed moments in running history that shifted the sport of running toward inclusiveness and highlighted women's excellence

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala, Fraser-Pryce to light up Botswana Grand Prix
* The 2012 Olympics 400m champion, Grenadian Kiran James is also heading for Botswana Golden Grand Prix that has for the first time been included in the World Athletics Continental Gold Tour that has 14 events this year
* Fraser-Pryce, who holds 10 world titles including her 100m title from Oregon last year, said she will once again start her season in Africa where the world should expect fast times
* Omanyala, the Commonwealth Games and Africa 100m champion, said Botswana has one of the fastest tracks in Africa hence his fans should expect good times

(RRW) Athletics: For Three-Time Winner Huddle, United Airlines NYC Half Is Now Part Of Road Back To Fitness
The United Airlines NYC Half came into Molly Huddle's life in 2014 and it was one of the key turning points in the now 38 year-old's storied career

(Times of Israel) Athletics: Tens of thousands run in 12th annual Jerusalem Marathon
Noah Kigen Kiprotich, 34, wins main race, while fellow Kenyan Margaret Njuguna finishes first among women; police reopen roads as event comes to an end

(AI) Athletics: Uganda invades New York; Hellen Obiri to make her mark on the roads

(EA) Athletics: Anna Kielbasinska: “I want to break the 50-second barrier”
The journey to any medal is never smooth. By now, Anna Kielbasinska knows that more than most

(Sneaker News) Athletics: New Balance Running Readies A Racing Pack Ahead Of The London Marathon

(Capital FM) Athletics: Ex Boston Marathon champ Korir nominated as Sports CAS
2012 Boston Marathon Champion Wesley Korir has been nominated to serve in President William Ruto’s government as a Chief Administrative Secretary

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Jacko Gill rolls Tom Walsh again in shot put; Zoe Hobbs sizzles over 100m at SGD meet

(New Era) Athletics: Mboma targets good start at Kip Keino Classic

(Runner's World) Athletics: Marathoner’s Childcare Fund Inspired by Her Experience as a College Athlete With a Newborn
Sara Vaughn had her first child as a college junior in 2006. Eight months later, she made the NCAA championships

    March 16 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(NBC) Athletics: Galen Rupp hopes NYC Half begins build back up to marathon

(RRW) Athletics: Cheptegei, Kiplimo To Renew Their Rivalry At United Airlines NYC Half
Standing in Times Square this morning, Jacob Kiplimo and Joshua Cheptegei looked like any other tourists visiting one of this city's most famous landmarks

(AW) Athletics: Lynsey Sharp’s mother of all comebacks
Former European 800m champion is delighted to make a return to the track following the birth of her son and a series of injuries but she says she now feels like a very different athlete

(AI) Athletics: Rachel Francois: An all-time great University of Victoria Vike

(Fox Sports) Women in Sport: Massachusetts high school solidifies state title with help from transgender girl, policy put under microscope
Brookline High School won a state indoor track and field championship late last month

(Portugal Resident) Athletics: Ugly row erupts between Portugal’s triple jump stars
Portugal’s triple jump stars Nelson Évora and Pedro Pichardo have been making headlines recently due to the ugly row which has been escalating between them

(Outside Online) Women in Sport: Kara Goucher on Owning Her Own Story
Sally Bergesen interviews Kara Goucher about the release of her new book, ‘The Longest Race,’ and on finding her voice in a system that dehumanized female athletes

(Diamond League) Athletics: Kipyegon to kickstart title defence in Doha
Kenyan legend Faith Kipyegon is set to headline the women's 1500m at the Wanda Diamond League season opener in Doha on May 5th.

(Triathlon Magazine) Women in Sport: 44 years: A timeline of women at the Ironman World Championship
Women have been an integral part of Ironman since day one

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Andrea Pomaranski – A Moving Meditation
Carrie chats with USATF American Record Holder Andrea Pomaranski! Andrea just won the 50K national title along with setting a new American Masters Record, and she joins the show to talk all about her recent win and record, as well as how her training as evolved as a masters runner, how she has continued to improve her times year after year even as she gets older, the heartache of losing twins, having the courage to have 3 more children, and so much more!

(WSJ) Women in Sport: Former Olympian Kara Goucher Alleges Assault by Banned Running Coach Alberto Salazar
Goucher says the incidents occurred in 2006 and 2009. Salazar was banned for sexual misconduct by the U.S. Center for SafeSport in 2021

(WA) Athletics: Perez the pinnacle of 100 years of Ecuadorian athletics

(AW) Athletics: Harsh new rules for track and training venues
Coaches are facing the pinch due to soaring prices relating to the use of facilities

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Haile Gebrselassie: Kenyans made me the star I am today
* The Ethiopian denied Tergat — currently president of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya — an Olympic gold medal twice (in 1996 in Atlanta and in 2000 in Sydney)
* Gebrselassie also beat Tergat to two World Championships titles (in 1997 in Athens and in 1999 in Sevilla) all in the 10,000 metres race

(AW) Drugs in Sport: Raven Saunders banned until 2024 for missed doping tests
Olympic shot put silver medallist from Tokyo suspended for 18 months after committing three whereabouts failures in 12-month period

    March 15 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(CitisuMag) Athletics: 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships: Biggest Winners From ABQ

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Cam Levins after running 2:05:36 at the Tokyo Marathon breaking the Canadian and North America record + what's next

Athletics Vienna City Marathon's strong women's field set for 23rd April
Women’s field includes 5k world record holder Senbere Teferi

(TNT Radio) Women in Sport: The Trans Invasion of Female Sports Taylor Silverman Speaks Out

(NCAA) Athletics: 8 storylines to know ahead of the 2023 DI men's and women's outdoor track and field season

(EA) Olympics: European Athletics reaffirms position on Russia and Belarus
European Athletics Council met in Lausanne on Wednesday (15), with preparations for the 2023 European Athletics Congress next month the principle items on the agenda, and used the occasion to reaffirm European Athletics' current position that athletes from Russia and Belarus should remain banned from any sporting competition until the war in Ukraine comes to an end

(OutKick) Women in Sport: Trans Runner Pushes High School Track Team To State Title Despite Slowing Down On Purpose, Tells Critics To ‘Deal With It’

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Coaching Series Episode 5: Jenna Wrieden – Hoka NAZ Elite (IHA Episode 453)
Jenna Wrieden is the assistant coach for Hoka NAZ Elite. She joined their coaching staff in January of 2021 after a long and successful coaching career in the NCAA system. She has lived all over the country for her coaching career including Appalachian State, ZAP Fitness, her alma mater Arizona State University, High Pointe University, Queens University, and most recently the University of Louisville

(Sports Illustrated) Women in Sport: Kara Goucher Says She Is the Woman Behind the Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Alberto Salazar
For the first time publicly, in her new book, the decorated runner is detailing the abuse, isolation and shame she says she experienced at Nike’s The Oregon Project, which was shuttered in 2019 after the former coach received a lifetime suspension by SafeSport

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Awards

    March 14 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(GMA) Athletics: Elite runner Kara Goucher comes out about sexual assault allegations against former coach in new memoir

(RinningUSA) Athletics: REI Joins the Denver Colfax Marathon Sponsor Team
New partnership will offer athletes exclusive training resources

(EA) Athletics: Italy’s newest sprint sensation Ceccarelli stays grounded after dizzying indoor campaign
Italy’s Samuele Ceccarelli came of age as he won the European indoor 60m title in Istanbul, beating his compatriot and Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs in the proces

(NYRR) Athletics: 25,000 Runners to Race Through Times Square at United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday, March 19
Olympians, Paralympians, world-record holders, and celebrity runners to race from Brooklyn to Manhattan NYPD and FDNY runners to face off for inaugural Commissioner’s Cup trophy

The Running Effect Podcast) Athletics: A Thoughtful Conversation With Olympian & American Record Holder Shelby Houlihan

(Triathlete) Triathlon: Who Owns Ironman? Who Owns Triathlon?
You think you know who owns Ironman, the PTO, or even your local race, but you have no idea. Tim Heming reports on how the money flows through swim-bike-run

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Features an Outstanding Lineup of Speakers at Health and Fitness Expo Presented By Wegmans
Former winners, past race directors, and best-selling authors gather to discuss the state of the sport — 50 years ago, and today

(WA) Athletics: O'Brien and Kluft: The feeling of invincibility and being top of the world

(BBC) Women in Sport: Women’s Sport Matters
Changing What We Wear

(The Star) Athletics: Lewa Safari Marathon set for June 24
* The marathon, which is set to take place on June 24, will be sponsored by telecommunication giants Safaricom and Huawei
* This year, participants are encouraged to ‘Ditch the Desk’ and connect with nature instead, as they follow a route across savannah plains, along river banks and through acacia woodland

(NewBostonPOst) Women in Sport: Transgender Brookline High Track Runner One of Several Recent Transgender Athletes In Massachusetts

(Insauga) Athletics: $3.3 million track and field facility will ‘finally’ be built beside Mississauga high school

(BBC) Athletics:Dick Fosbury: The athlete who developed the 'Fosbury Flop' dies aged 76
(USATF) Statement from USATF on the Passing of Dick Fosbury
(WA) High jump pioneer Fosbury dies

(WA) Athletics: Hull and Hobbs run area records, Kerley claims 400m win at Sydney Track Classic

    March 13 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen's eternal quest for improvement

(The Guardian) Ath;etics; Dick Fosbury, Olympic champion who changed high jump forever, dies aged 76
Oregon athlete who invented the Fosbury Flop won gold in Mexico City in 1968

(NBC) Athletics: Jasmine Moore records farthest triple jump in U.S. history, and then jumps farther

(Daily Citizen) Women in Sport: First Case Protecting Women’s Sports Heads to U.S. Supreme Court

(USATF) Athletics: 2023 USATF Masters 10 Mile Championships

(The Star) Athletics: Imeta eyes Budapest glory despite WA ruling out his time
* The 24-year-old Kenya Defence Forces officer said he drew great inspiration from his classic execution at the second Athletics Kenya track and field meeting held at Nyayo Stadium on February 26
* Imeta blazed to a phenomenal second-place finish in the event’s blistering final, clocking an impressive 9.94 to wrap up 0.13 seconds behind Commonwealth Games champion Ferdinand Omanyala

Athletics: Shamrock Run returns to Portland in all its green glory
Craig Nowak, Batya Beard win their weight in beer at inaugural Shamrock Showdown 8k; Thousands of runners take to downtown Portland's streets for 45th annual Shamrock Run festival

(Dyestat) Athletics: Tyrone Gorze Gets His Big Moment With High School Record In 5,000m
Ellie Shea Wins Second Distance Title; Tinoda Matsatsa Runs No. 3 All-Time 800 Meters at New Balance Nationals Indoor

    March 12 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(IOL) Athletics: Tumelo Motlagale looking to hold on to his SA Marathon title at Durban International Marathon
Tumelo Motlagale has tasted the world athletics stage and found it to be good, so good that he wants seconds

(WA) Women in Sport: The rise of the female athlete and evolution of marketability

(USATF) Athletics: World, American Records Fall on Day Two of USATF Masters Indoor Championships

(Alberto Stretti Blog) Athletics: Top runners at Acea Run Rome The Marathon – Neka Crippa and Stefano La Rosa for Italy

(WA) Athletics: Aregawi goes No.2 all time with 26:33 10km in Laredo

(WA) Athletics: Alfred, Garland and Wilson threaten world records at NCAA Indoor Championships

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan youngsters win overall title at East Africa Championships
* Kenya collected 37 medals--24 gold, 10 silver and three bronze--to top in the two-day championships that attracted six countries
* It’s the glamour girls Mercy Chepkemei, Peninah Mutisya and Judy Kemunto, who swept all the podium places in women’s under-20 1,500m final to wrap up the last day in style for Kenya
* Evans Kipkosgei swept through the red tartan track in 13:51.02 to win boys’ under-18 5,000m gold, beating compatriot Brian Muange to second place in 13:55.56
(The STar) Chepng'etich retains Nagoya Marathon title in impressive
* I'm glad I was able to defend my title. The race went well. Although running by myself was difficult for me. I am glad and proud of today's accomplishments,"— Chepngetich
* After covering 15 kilometers in 49 minutes, the 28-year-old picked up the pace over the next 5 kilometers and completed 20 kilometers in 1 minute, 5 minutes, and 14 seconds

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Ruth Chepngetich Repeats in Nagoya With Solo 2:18:08
(Daily Nation) Ruth Chepng'etich wins Nagoya Marathon, pockets Sh32m
* Korir went ahead to bag the silver medal behind Ethiopia’s Gotytom Gebrselassie
* Last year, she won the Chicago Marathon running the second fastest time of 2:14:18, missing out on the world record by 14 seconds

(WA) Athletics: Chepngetich heads to Nagoya Women’s Marathon in search of another victory

(Deseret News) Athletics: How this BYU runner’s Olympic aspirations were dashed by a mysterious illness
Easton Allred was a rising star on the BYU track team — until a disease knocked him off the track

(AW) Athletics: The moment Coe knew Ingebrigtsen would win world 5000m gold
World Athletics president reveals conversation in Eugene last year with Norwegian middle-distance runner ahead of the 2023 Laureus Sports Awards

Nagoya Women's Marathon - Nagoya, Japan

Shamrock Run - Portland, Oregon

USATF Masters Indoor Championships - Louisville, KY

    March 11 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(outKick) Athletics: Tyreek Hill just embarrassed the field at USA Track & Field indoor championships with a 6.70 60m

( Atthletics: Caster Semenya: Adapting to distance running and mentoring the next generation
Two years after moving up into track's distance events, South African track icon Caster Semenya is finally finding her feet as she targets success at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games while she has taken up a new role as coach

(WA) Women in Sport: Berated to celebrated: how the perception of motherhood in athletics has evolved

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Michael Johnson Pinpoints One Improvement That Will Send Adeleke Stratospheric

(USATF) Athletics: American Records Fall on First Day of Competition at USATF Masters Indoor Championships

(WA) Athletics: Collegiate records fall on first day of NCAA Indoor Championships

(Akron Beacon Journal) Athletics: Olympic gold medalist Katie Moon brings mental health discussion to forefront in Akron

(Belive in the Run) Athletics: Tokyo Marathon Recap: A Journey Across The World

(The Star) Athletics: Chebet to run abroad as Eldoret race organisers settle dues
* Chebet was speaking on Friday morning during the 2022 Eldoret City Marathon prize-giving ceremony in Eldoret
* Two-time men’s winner Victor Kipchirchir Rotich said he is happy the long wait is now over

NCAA Men's DI Indoor Track And Field Championships

NCAA Women's DI Indoor Track And Field Championships - Albuquerque, New Mexico

USATF Masters Indoor Championships - Louisville, KY

    March 10 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(CBC) Olympics: Canadian Olympians demand COC withdraw support of 'neutral' Russian athletes at Paris Games
More than 40 sign open letter, hoping to force Canadian committee to change its stance

(TCS London Marathon) Athletics: Former champions return to start women's elite race
Previous London Marathon winners Ingrid Kristiansen and Catherina McKiernan will return as official starters in 2023

Athletics: Shamrock Run Announces Partnership with Toyota Portland for the 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day-Themed Race
A spirited green Toyota Tundra to serve as the Official Lead Vehicle of Oregon’s largest road race of over 20,000 runners

(Runner's World) Women in Sport: High School Runner Alleges Dress Code Discrimination Against School
The girl claims she was punished for running in a sports bra on a warm day, even though the boys’ team was running shirtless without being reprimanded. The ACLU has stepped in

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 452: Eric Avila – Pro Runner for Adidas on Burnout and Finding the Love of Running
Eric Avila is an Adidas athlete. He is a US National Road Mile Champion. After years of training with the Golden Coast Track Club, he has recently shared that he is now being coached by Ron Warhurst and training with the Very Nice Track Club out of Michigan

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: Supreme Court could take first transgender sports case after appeal from West Virginia soccer player

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic champion Damian Warner targeting decathlon world record after 'catastrophic' end to last season
London, Ont., native suffered early exit from 2022 worlds after a hamstring injury

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: Australian 800m Runner Peter Bol Vows to Compete for Gold at Paris Olympics

(CitiusMag) Athletics: The Best High School Athletes Set To Clash At New Balance Nationals Indoors In Boston
FREE livestream all weekend to watch the next big track and field stars

(Balls.IE) Athletics: Rhasidat Adeleke Looks To Create History At NCAA Championships

(Tri247) Triathlon: Challenge Roth poised to use new technology to combat drafting

(The Guardian) Running: The Mexico ultramarathon like no other: in pictures
The famous Mexican ultramarathon festival known as Caballo Blanco (White Horse) pits outsiders against Indigenous runners in Urique, Chihuahua state. In its 20th year, the weekend attracts 1,200 people of all ages to compete in the races, the longest of which is a 50-mile ultramarathon. Many of the local Raramuris, or light-footed ones, test their renowned endurance against athletes while wearing simple sandals, known as huaraches and often made of discarded car tyres

(Broad + Liberty) Women in Sport: Emily Kreps: Don’t take sports away from women
How many women who want to compete would we effectively ban from high school and college sports to make room for transgender women? Sports teams have limited space and science proves that biological men outperform women, making it more likely they’ll take spots from girls

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Collegians Ready To Leave Their Mark At Altitude

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Foundation Announces 28 Youth Club Grant Recipients

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Garland, Owens-Delerme Renew Rivalry

NCAA Men's DI Indoor Track And Field Championships

NCAA Women's DI Indoor Track And Field Championships - Albuquerque, New Mexico

USATF Masters Indoor Championships - Louisville, KY

    March 9 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(City AM) Athletics: I’m glad sport has moved on from distasteful ‘Plastic Brit’ debate – Ed Warner

(EA) Athleics: Istanbul 2023 sees female participation exceeds male participation for the first time

(Newsmax) Women in Sport: Gaines to Newsmax: Women's Sports Trailblazers Have 'Done a 180' on Trans Issue
(Nebraska Examiner) National ban on transgender athletes in girls’ sports passed by U.S. House panel

(WA) Women in Sport: How the World Championships moved towards gender equality

(Stuff NZ) Drugs in Sport: Athletics NZ facing heat from world integrity unit over drop-off in drug testing

(AW) Athletics: McColgan tackles NYC Half on the road to London
In-form Brit is set to face Hellen Obiri, Molly Huddle, Senbere Teferi and Karoline Grøvdal in New York next week as Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo lead the men’s field

(The Guardian) Athletics: Sunak’s bill would have closed door on Mo Farah and me, says charity chief
Scottish Refugee Council head says under government’s plans thousands of refugees would have been denied sanctuary

(Spiked-Online) Women in Sport: Men should not be in women’s weightlifting competitions
Women’s sports are being destroyed by transgender ideology

(The Lap Count) Athletics: Catching up with Eilish McColgan
Winning in 30:00.86 at Sound Running’s The TEN, Scotland’s Eilish McColgan surprised herself but not her mother — Liz McColgan, the 1991 World Champion — who now serves double duty as coach. We caught up with the Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion a couple days after she broke Paula Radcliffe’s longstanding British record of 30:01.09 from 2002. This race came in the middle of a major training block building towards McColgan’s marathon debut in London

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Tiara Williams – How Far Can I Go?
Carrie chats with Tiara Williams, host of the Real Talk show! They talk about Tee’s interviews she’s done with some of the world’s best athletes, the inside scoop on some of these athletes (and one in particular that she is excited to have us watch!), why she is so dang excited and happy, her journey into running, her dancing skills, and so much more!

(WA) Women in Sport: Harnessing the power of digital to build a pipeline of future female sports administrators

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala's brother Isaac Omurwa leads Kenyan assault in regional event
* Omurwa has been named the under-20 team captain for the junior and youth championships
* Team Kenya is made up of 30 athletes. The under-20 side has 13 athletes that comprise seven men and six women, while the under-18 has 17 athletes- eight boys and nine girls

(ING.LSM) Athletics: Coe upbeat about World Road Running Championships in Riga
As part of the publicity drive for Riga's hosting later this year of the World Road Running Championships, Olympic champion Sebastian Coe donned his trainers March 9 and ran a mile from the Latvian National Art Museum to the Freedom Monument, despite less-than-ideal running conditions

(The Star) Athletics: Were targets August's global festival in Budapest
* Were, who placed fourth in the men's 400m hurdles race at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, says he wants to run fast times to win the competition.
* “My target this year is to run under 49 seconds in the 400m hurdles. I am targeting 48 or 47 seconds this year,”— Were

(WA) Athletics: Bol set for 400m, Klaver to take on 200m in Hengelo

(Capital FM) Athletics: Athletics Kenya coach Kirwa makes prophesy that will surprise many
Athletics Kenya (AK) head coach Julius Kirwa has predicted that sprints will soon overtake long-distance running as the most popular race in Kenya as far as athletics is concerned

(AP News) College Sports: Athletes sue Ivy League over its no-scholarship policy

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Awards

(EA) Athletics: Ozer turns his attention to even bigger causes after wearing Turkish vest with pride in Istanbul
Most athletes take a short break after the indoor season, a chance to physically and mentally refresh before getting back to the hard graft that awaits in the months ahead

(Tri247) Triathlon: Three-time Kona champ Mirinda Carfrae announces her retirement

(Mirror) Athletics: Sprint icon Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce opens up on “superpower” wigs and her heroic mum
EXCLUSIVE: The defending 100m world champion shared her thoughts on International Women's Day and the key figure that propelled her to the success she has achieved in the sport

(USATF) Athletics: Over 1000 Athletes set to compete at USATF Masters Indoor Championships

    March 8 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Athletics: High jump coach banned for mocking para-athlete and ‘industrial language’
Fayaaz Caan receives backdated three-year ban until June 2024 - Caan guided Robbie Grabarz to silver medal at 2012 Olympics
(The Telegraph) UK Athletics suspend high jump coach after Fuzz Caan admits to mocking disabled people
Former Coronation Street actor Fayaaz ‘Fuzz’ Caan admitted to a number of 12 charges against him and is suspended until June 2024

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: The British public love women’s sport – and I've got the stats to prove it
UK Sport's research published on International Women's Day has found a huge demand for increased coverage of women's sport

(Running UK) Women in Sport: Women's running is not just about cakes & calories - it's okay to be competitive

(BBC) Women in Sport: The Lioness running a ‘safe place’ for Kenya’s young female athletes
One of Kenya's leading athletes says she wants to create a "safe place" for the next generation of female stars after starting the country's first girls-only running camp

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Cam Levins is hungry for more after his huge run in Tokyo
"I told myself that I could win it," says Levins

(Reuters) Athletics: Ukraine's Ryzhykova fighting in the best way she can - on the track

(Indian Express) Women in Sport: World Athletics pledges to have 40 per cent female representation in its Council and woman vice president this year
In addition to the new pledges, World Athletics said it was making an additional pledge to support female Ukrainian athletes a year after the outbreak of war in their country

(Diamond League) Athletics: Five women who can make history in 2023
On International Women's Day, we take a look at five Wanda Diamond League stars who are on the brink of making series history in the season ahead.

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Liz and Eilish McColgan: Why it took 20 years for mother to persuade daughter to run a marathon
Eilish McColgan is planning to emulate her mother Liz after breaking the British 10,000m record

(BBC) Women in Sport: Red-S: Pippa Woolven's experience and awareness activism
Pippa Woolven knew something was wrong

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Coaching Series Episode 4: Kevin Hanson – Hansons-Brooks ODP (IHA Episode 451)
Kevin Hanson has coached high school athletics, everyday runners, and professional runners. Over 20 years ago, Kevin and his brother Keith started the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. They saw a need for training groups in America and they started their own! The model that the Hanson’s team set up has been followed up by many other groups throughout the country and the world

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Hannah Borenstein Is Sharing The Untold Stories Of Ethiopian Runners

(Runner's World) Athletics: Here’s Kara Goucher and Des Linden’s Advice for Young Athletes Wearing Super Shoes
They have mixed feelings

(Reuters) Athletics: World Athletics renews funding for Ukrainian athletes

    March 7 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Capital FM) Athletics: Africa’s fastest man Omanyala reacts after World Athletics fails to ratify world lead of 9.81
Commonwealth Games 100m Ferdinand Omanyala says he is unfazed by the latest setback in his career after World Athletics (WA) failed to ratify his world lead of 9.81 clocked at the Athletics Kenya Track and Field Weekend Meeting a fortnight ago

(EA) Athletics: European Athletics President Dobromir Karamarinov hails Istanbul’s “outstanding edition of the championships”
European Athletics President Dobromir Karamarinov hailed the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships, which ended on Sunday, as an outstanding edition of the championships

(GoTrackTownUSA) Women in Sport: Women's History Month: Q&A with Sam Nadel, Six-Time All-American and Member of UO Women’s Triple Crown Team

Athletics ADAC Marathon Hannover set for 26th March
Amanal Petros, Julien Wanders and Matea Parlov Kostro head elite fields in Hannover

(REI C-op) Running: What Does It Take to Design an Inclusive Running Race?
Running events need to change if they want to keep pace with demographic shifts in the U.S. Here’s what athletes are advocating for, and the work that remains

(WA) Athletics: Women leading by example – how the U20 refugee team is changing lives, on and off the trac

(The Star) Athletics: Lomoi to wait longer for Eldoret City Marathon prize money
* Organisers are set to pay the top 20 athletes who competed in last year’s Eldoret City Marathon but Lomoi will miss out after being sanctioned by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.
* Lomoi is eligible to pocket Sh60,000 but because he is still under suspension for violating anti-doping rules, he will have to wait for his verdict to determine his fate.

(Tri247) Triathlon: Non Stanford recognised at Europe Triathlon Awards 2022

(TCS London Marathon) Athletics: Famous faces lining up for the 2023 TCS London Marathon

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Lauren Fleshman: ‘There is a betrayal of women’s bodies in the sports system’
The former US 5000m champion believes that elite sports are guilty of erasing women’s bodies, leading to unnecessary problems for competitors

(Fox Sports) Athletics: Athlete issues grovelling apology after ‘most unsportsmanlike action in history’

(USATF) Athletics: USOPC names USATF’s Bobby Kersee Olympic Coach of the Year and Dr. Christine Brooks Coach Educator of the Year

    March 6 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Time) Women in Sport: An Olympic Runner Is Asking You—On Her Due Date—To Stop Judging Pregnant Women

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7

(Tri247) Triathlon: ‘Don’t be afraid to go after your goals’ – Jorgensen enjoying comeback journey

Athletics Grandma’s Marathon nearing sellout, one of fastest on record
Fewer Than 500 Entries Still Available in 2023 Grandma’s Marathon

(Daily Signal) Women in Sport: Swimmer Riley Gaines Tied With Lia Thomas, but Only 1 Person Received a Trophy

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Eldoret City Marathon winners to be paid on Friday
* Victor Kipchirchir defended his title in 2 hours 13 minutes and 10 seconds ahead of Michael Mutai who clocked 2:13:23, while Josphat Bett sealed the podium positions in 2:13:58
* In the women's category, Emily 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

(The Star) Athletics: Wanjiru keen on the global show after superb Tokyo performance
* Last year during the Berlin Marathon, Wanjiru ran the second fastest debut in the women’s marathon after clocking 2:18:00 to finish second behind Ethiopia’s Tigist Asefa
* Matsuda was the next to lose touch but was still on a Japanese record pace as the speed picked up again, a sub-16:00 5km split taking the leaders to 15km in 48:32

(The Star) Athletics: Chepkirui eyes Boston after winning Paris Half Marathon
* Speaking after winning the Paris Half Marathon title in France on Sunday, Chepkirui admitted that the title was not won easily because she has to battle the cold conditions in France
* The Kericho-based athlete won the 21km distance after clocking 66.00 minutes ahead of Ethiopian Betelihem Yemer (66.45) and Kenyan Marion Kibor (66.45), who completed the podium. Both Yemer and Kibor ran their personal bests

(ESW) Athletics: Vimazi Pace-Tuned Running Shoes Now Available
Following their introduction at TRE in November, Vimazi shoes have now hit the run market

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen’s 1500/3000m double propels Norway to top of the medal table in Istanbul
By now all of Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s rivals know exactly what he’s going to do in major finals, but having that knowledge and being able to do anything with it are two very different things
(WA) Ingebrigtsen completes golden European indoor double in Istanbul

(The Guardian) Athletics: Peter Bol vows to prove himself on the track again after drug controversy
Bol says he can challenge at world championships and Olympics - Ban on Australian 800m record-holder was lifted after ‘atypical’ finding

(Inside the Games) Summer Youth Games: Russian Ambassador to China reveals plans for Summer Youth Games as countries draw closer after Ukraine invasion
Russia's Ambassador to China Igor Morgulov has revealed plans for a Summer Youth Games featuring athletes from both countries is set to be held in Chongqing in August

    March 5 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Enrique Llopis: Spanish hurdler suffers serious-looking injury after freak accident
The 22-year-old clipped the final hurdle and went into the ground just two metres from the finish line
Golden night for Keely Hodgkinson marred by injury to Spanish hurdler
Keely Hodgkinson defended her 800m title before team captain Jazmin Sawyers won a long jump gold at the European Indoor Championships

(The Guardian) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson cruises to 800m defence at European Indoor Championships
Hodgkinson dedicates win to former coach Joe Galvin - Britain’s Jazmin Sawyers wins gold with 7m long jump
(BBC) European Indoor Championships: Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson and Jazmin Sawyers win gold
Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson defended her 800m title in style before team captain Jazmin Sawyers won a stunning long jump gold at the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Chepchirchir, Maru win Agnes Tirop Memorial Fun Run
* Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir said there is need for dialogue between families so that such things can be avoided
* Life is precious and I wanted to honour my friend today by witnessing how athletes battle it out here in her memory. We shall always miss her smile. Let’s all join hands and fight the menace,” said Jepchirchi

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Rosemary Wanjiru wins Tokyo Marathon
* Wanjiru won in a new personal best time of two hours 16 minutes and 28 seconds ahead of Ethiopians Gamechu Tsehay (2:16:56) and Ashate Bekere (2:19:11) who were in second and third positions respectively
* Despite Wanjiru falling in the initial stages of the race, she managed to break from the leading pack at the 30km mark and increased her pace leading all the way to the finish line
(Japan TodaY) Gelmisa leads Ethiopian trifecta at Tokyo Marathon

(The New Daily) Athletics: ‘I’m trying to prove a lot of people wrong’: Peter Bol to race for 800m gold at Paris Olympics

(CBC) Athletics: Canada's Cam Levins sets North American record at Tokyo Marathon
Black Creek, B.C., native finishes 5th in 2:05:36, lowering his national record
(Globe and Mail) Canada’s Cam Levins breaks national, North American records at Tokyo Marathon

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan sets new British 10,000m record, beating Paula Radcliffe's 2002 time
Eilish McColgan set a new British 10,000m record in California as she continued preparations for next month's London Marathon
(NBC) Alicia Monson shatters American record in 10,000m

(ITU) Triathlon: Yeezy does it in the UAE as Alex Yee delivers superb WTCS Abu Dhabi gold
(Triathlon Magazine) Alex Yee starts 2023 with a bang with big win at WTCS Abu Dhabi
Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk in the mix for the podium early and takes 12th

(RRW) Athletics: Gelmisa and Wanjiru Are 2023 Tokyo Marathon Champions
Ethiopia's Deso Gelmisa and Kenya's Rosemary Wanjiru won today's 43rd Tokyo Marathon, prevailing in suspenseful and fast races

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Laura Muir breaks new ground with fifth European Indoor gold
Muir broke the record once held jointly by Colin Jackson and Jason Gardener, both of whom won four European Indoor golds

(NY Times) Athletics: Nontraditional Runners Are Finding Their Stride Online
When local clubs don’t feel welcoming, recreational runners of various races, life stages and speeds are creating their own communities. The internet is helping them widen their reach

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya’s Wanjiru raring to go in Tokyo Marathon
* She is also using the race as part of preparations for the World Championships that shall be held in Budapest, Hungary in August where she is eyeing a slot in the marathon team which is normally selected early
* “My target is to run well and I hope the federation (Athletics Kenya) will be able to select me to represent Kenya in the marathon team for the World Championships because my joy is to always compete for my country,” she said

(AW) Athletics: Emile Cairess breaks European record for 10 miles
British distance runner clocks 45:57 at ‘Breaking 10’ event in Barrowford, Lancashire, to beat Richard Nerurkar’s long-standing mark

(EA) Athletics: Expected but contrasting 400m victories for Bol and Warholm in Istanbul 2023
Femke Bol and Karsten Warholm produced expected victories in the 400m finals at the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships tonight (4) – but gold came unexpectedly hard for the Norwegian athlete

(EA) Athletics: Rising talent Ceccarelli dethrones Jacobs for European indoor 60m gold in Istanbul
When Samuele Ceccarelli upset Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs to win the Italian 60m title a fortnight ago, most observers wrote it off as an anomaly, if not an outright fluke
(WA) Bol and Warholm claim European indoor 400m crowns in Istanbul

(USATF) Athletics: Bor, Sisson Charge to Victory at the USATF 15 km Championships
0Florida Times-Union) 2023 Gate River Run: Emily Sisson wins third straight title, Olympian wins men's race

Tokyo Marathon - Japan

    March 4 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(The Guardian) Athletics; Muir digs deep to win record fifth gold at European Indoor Championships
Muir is GB’s most decorated athlete at event after 1500m victory - 800m champion Keely Hodgkinson sails into final

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships: Laura Muir wins 1500m gold for fifth indoor title
Laura Muir won a record fifth European Indoor Championship title as she claimed a dominant victory in the women's 1500m final in Istanbul

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: Bor, Sisson Charge to Victory at the USATF 15 km Championships

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Trans runner, 50, who set records in Canada for long distance events is retiring to 'stop being center of controversy' - but claims testosterone at her age has NO effect on her storming the competition
* Tiffany Newell, 50, will 'step away' from competing after a backlash over her recent Canadian Masters Indoor Championships victory
* She said the controversy was taking a 'huge toll' but insisted that trans athletes don't have an advantage
* Last year, she set a new Canadian record in the 5,000m in the women's 45-49 age category with a time of 18:02:30

(The Star) Athletics: Koech, Wanjiru spearhead Team Kenya in Sunday's Tokyo race
* In the women's category, Rosemary Wanjiru will spearhead Kenya's quest for glory in the Japanese capital.
* Ashete Bekere of Ethiopia is the race favourite with a personal best time of 2:17:58 when finishing second at the event in 2021

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Neil Gourley targeting Jakob Ingebrigtsen scalp after narrow 1,500m second
Chaos ensued when George Mills, son of former England international footballer Danny, crashed out

(Cycling Magazine) Drugs in Sport: "Failing that drug test was the best thing that had ever happened to me"
Abuse victim and disgraced champion Geneviève Jeanson finds solace in return to bike racing

(Runner's Tribe) Athletics: UK to Take a More ‘Ruthless’ Selection Stance for Major Championships

(ITU) Triathlon: Beth Potter powers to first Series gold with dynamite display at WTCS Abu Dhabi

(Runner's World) Athletics: Topo Athletic Releases Its Limited-Edition Boston Marathon Shoe
The Specter, the brand’s max-cushioned distance trainer, gets decked out with Beantown’s skyline

(EA) Athletics: Peerless Ingebrigtsen wins tenth European title with 1500m gold in Istanbul
He did it the hard way, the lonely way, and, as it so long been for Jakob Ingebrigtsen, he did it his way
Norway’s Ingebrigtsen breaks European Indoor Athletics championship record>A?
Jakob Ingebrigtsen wins 10th European title in Istanbul

The Ten - San Juan Capistrano, CA

USATF 15K Championships - Jacksonville, FLA

    March 3 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Outside Online) Athletics: Running’s Media Rules Keep Its Fan Base Small
By enforcing stringent rules on the video footage creators can use from their events, USA Track and Field might be undermining its own mission

(BBC) Athletics: Medals 'no longer the priority' as officials look to clean up Kenyan athletics
Winning medals is "no longer the priority" as Kenyan athletics looks to clean up its image when it comes to drug cheats

(CBC) Athletics: How refining his marathon training made Cam Levins a 'stronger, more mature runner'
Canadian record holder aiming for personal best in Tokyo, direct entry to Paris Olympics

(The Guardian) Athletics: Neil Gourley wins European indoor silver as Thiam sets world record
Team GB’s Gourley second to Jakob Ingebrigtsen in 1,500m - Belgium’s Nafi Thiam breaks world record in pentathlon

(WA) Athletics: Lemma and Bekere head Tokyo Marathon fields

(FanHub) Athletics: Re-entering The Pro World - Allie Ostrander
The pro running world is intense and unforgiving, and I love that. I want an arena in which top performances are hard to come by and the result on the day is never guaranteed.

(USATF) Athletics: Sisson, Thomson Eye Titles at USATF 15 km Championships

(EA) Athletics: Greatest pentathlon ever! Thiam 5055 points and Sulek 5014 points in Istanbul
Nafissatou Thiam shattered the pentathlon world record at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul on Friday (3) as she amassed 5055 points, pushed all the way by a tigerish performance from Poland’s Adrianna Sulek, whose total of 5014 also surpassed the mark of 5013 set in this same Atakoy Arena by Ukraine’s Nataliya Dobrynska in 2012.

(Globe and Mail) Athletics: anadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman finding form in a different mental space

(NYRR) Athletics: 2023 TCS New York City Marathon Drawing to Take Place Following Increased Demand of Applicants as NYRR Races Continue to Sell Out
Official Charity Partner Program launches today with all-time high of 550 causes to support

*Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 450: Michele Gonzalez – Catching up with NYC Running Mama! 3:07 Marathoner, Ironman, Army Captain and Veteran
Michele is a West Point grad, she spent 6 years active duty in the army. She is a 3:07 marathoner and is an Ironman. She is the mom of three and now works at Goldman Sachs in NYC

Athletics: Haspa Marathon Hamburg set for 23rd April 2023
Defending Champion Cybrian Kotut to face strong field in Hamburg

(Canadian Cycling Magazine) Drugs in Sport: Katerina Nash cleared after anti-doping test finding
"We always work as hard to try to exonerate the truly innocent as we do to convict those who intentionally cheat" says USADA CEO
(Toronto Star) Olympian who dropped dog’s meds on skin avoids doping ban

(NY Post) Women in Sport: Trans battle in sports is ‘erasure of what a woman is,’ ex-Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines says

(Quillette) Women in Sport: Podcast #208: Fair Play for Female Athletes—Then and Now

(EA) Athletics: Record watch on as Thiam begins pentathlon defence in formidable form
Nafissatou Thiam performed with such power and assurance in her first competition of the season that the successful defence of her pentathlon title at the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Championships seems very likely later today

(EA) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen begins quest for two titles in Istanbul with comfortable passage through 1500m heats
Reigning champions Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Keely Hodgkinson progressed through their heats with consummate ease in the opening session of the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Arena on Thursday

(Stuff NZ) Athletics: Zoe Hobbs sets new Oceania, NZ records with sizzling 100m

(Runner's World) Athletics: U.S. Champ Erika Kemp Prepares for Marathon Debut With New Sponsor, New Coach, New Training Group
She’s been near the front of the pack for years, but she’s never had the signature performance she thinks she’s capable of

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: Women’s Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships Watch List
The Bowerman: Men’s Pre-NCAA Indoor Championships Watch List

(BBC) Athletics: Mark English: Ireland's twice medallist ruled out of European Indoors by illness
Letterkenny athlete Mark English's hopes of earning a third European Indoors medal have been dashed after illness forced his withdrawal from the championships in Istanbul

    March 2 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(Runner's World) Athletics: Why You Should Watch the Toyko Marathon This Weekend
We may not see men’s and women’s course records go down like last year, but there are still stacked fields assembled for Tokyo

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships: Keely Hodgkinson begins title defence with heat win
Keely Hodgkinson started the defence of her 800m European indoor title by winning her first heat in Istanbul

(WA) Athletics: Daniel, Mawia, Kwizera, Ndikumwenayo and Schrub win 2022-2023 World Athletics Cross Country Tour

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Adidas organise Agnes Tirop Memorial Fun Run
* The race, which is open to all athletes is expected to attract a good number both in elite and fun run categories
* Agnes Tirop Memorial Fun Run and Ride will include 42km in cycling, 10,000m race, 3,000m corporate run, 2km women only race and kids 1km run
* The races will start at Kabiyet-Kaiboi road and end at Koitalel Samoei University College

(EA) Athletics: Five stories to follow on the opening two days in Istanbul 2023
It’s almost time…the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships gets underway on this evening (Thursday) at the Atakoy Arena at 7.00pm local time (5.00pm CET)

(BBC) Triathlon: World Triathlon Championship Series: Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown begin title bids
Olympic gold medallists Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown will begin their world triathlon title bids on Friday as the series gets under way in Abu Dhabi

(Denver Gazette) Women in Sport: Could women athletes lose hard-earned gains?

(The Independent) Athletics: European Indoor Championships schedule, times and how to watch on TV and online
Everything you need to know ahead of the 2023 edition

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships: Daryll Neita and Reece Prescod sprint for gold in Istanbul
Daryll Neita believes "anything is possible" and has vowed not to let herself down as she sprints for gold at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Chris and Nik Nikic – 1% Better
Carrie chats with Chris and Nik Nikic live at the Publix Atlanta Marathon Expo! Chris is an adidas-sponsored athlete and the first athlete to complete an Ironman with Down Syndrome. In this episode, they discuss all of his ventures (public speaking, author, businessman), his training, feeling the fun and not the pressure, his 321 global effort for more inclusion of neurodivergent athletes in mainstream sports, and much more!

(Runner's World) Athletics: This Surgeon Jumped in a Half Marathon To Retrieve an Organ His Patient Desperately Needed
The roads were blocked because of the Philadelphia Half Marathon, so Dr. Adam Bodzin did what he had to do to get to the vehicle carrying his a donor’s liver

Athletics: Shamrock Run Portland Announces Shamrock Showdown 8K
Competitive 8k race highlights commemorative 45th anniversary on Sunday, March 12

Athletics: Credit Union Cherry Blossom To Host USATF Ten Mile Championships at 50th Anniversary Celebration
Potential Prize Money Payout Could Reach $66,250

(BBC) Athletics: European Indoor Championships: GB's Keely Hodgkinson aims to seize moment in Istanbul
The times continue to get faster. National and world records have been reset. But despite her successes, Keely Hodgkinson's frustration has been clear while her rivals cross the finish line behind her

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Adidas officials visit late Agnes Tirop’s home
* It's lovely to see images of her smiling at their home. She was always laughing and joking with a big smile and she was a champion of champions,” said Thomas
* “We have great athletes in Kenya, we will continue and working with them. It’s good to be on the ground to know their challenges.”

(ZeroHedge) Women in Sport: Girls Basketball Team Withdraws From State Tournament In Protest Against Transgender Player Who Dominates Games
A girls basketball team has withdrawn from the Vermont Division IV state tournament in protest against a transgender player who has routinely been dominating games

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(WA) Athletics: 2023 World Indoor Tour winners secure wild card entries for Glasgow

(NYRR) Athletics: 2023 TCS New York City Marathon Drawing to Take Place Following Increased Demand of Applicants as NYRR Races Continue to Sell Out
Official Charity Partner Program launches today with all-time high of 550 causes to support

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Host of Olympic gold medallists gather in muted Istanbul for European Indoor Championships "like no other"
Fanfares for the European Athletics Indoor Championships, due to start here tomorrow, are understandably muted given the horrendous loss of life caused by the recent earthquakes

(The Lap Count) Athletics: Hopping into the rabbit debate

GB News) Women in Sport: Mark Foster says he would have 'wiped the floor' with trans swimmers in race

(NY Times) Athletics: Bob Richards, Pole-Vaulting Hero of the Cold War Era, Dies at 97
An ordained minister known as the Vaulting Vicar, he was an Olympic gold medal winner and the first athlete to appear on the front of Wheaties boxes

(WA) Athletics: Glasgow marks one year to go to World Athletics Indoor Championships - Eilidh Doyle announced as event ambassador

(EA) Athletics: How to watch and follow the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships
There will be comprehensive live streaming and television coverage of the Istanbul 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships from 2-5 March

(Inside the Games) Triathlon: USA Triathlon launches new nationwide women's only series
USA Triathlon has launched its Women's Series and the Gravel Series, while also renewing a longstanding partnership with medal supplier Ashworth Awards

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Saskatchewan’s Savannah Sutherland runs Canadian best over 400m
Sutherland had a weekend to remember at NCAA conference championships, breaking three school records in three different races

(The Independent) Athletics: UK Athletics ready to focus efforts on ‘big hitters’ in bid for Olympic success
Team GB failed to win a track and field gold medal at the last Olympics in Tokyo

(Reduxx) Womne in Sport: Girls Basketball Team Withdraws From State Tournament In Protest of Trans-Identified Male Player

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Toni Minichiello accused of breaching lifetime ban
Former coach of Olympic champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill says he was ‘legitimately’ at English Institute for Sport track

(USATF) Athletics: USATF mourns passing of pole vault legend Bob Richards

Athletics: 2 Days to Go
Preview special - who to watch in Istanbul

(Runner's World) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk and Jacob Thomson Win U.S. Half Marathon Titles
Tuliamuk went 1:09:37 to win the women’s race and Thomson kicked to the men’s title in 1:02:38

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