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Runner's Web May 2022 FrontPage Archive

    May 31, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Irish Times) Athletics: Sarah Healy breaks Sonia O’Sullivan’s U23 1,500m record
Dublin runner sets new mark at World Athletics Continental Tour gold meeting in Ostrava

Athletics: Beyond Monumental, CNO Financial Group Announce Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Title Sponsorship Extension through 2024
Since 2016, CNO has partnered with Beyond Monumental as the title sponsor of the marathon

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Botswana look to Makwala's solo run for Birmingham 2022 inspiration

(Cycling Weekly) Cycling: 'I'm trying to get back to my old self again' — Chris Froome achieves his best result since 2019 horror crash
The Israel-Premier Tech rider finished 11th at the Mercan Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes on Tuesday, as his teammate Jakob Fuglsang won

(Watch Athletics: Ostrava Golden Spike Event By Event Preview

(Daily Camera) Athletics: USA’s Aliphine Tuliamuk breaks through in women’s pro race
After close calls in previous years, runner becomes first American to win since 2006
USA’s Leonard Korir pulls away for win in men’s pro race
Runner is first American to win since 1984

Athletics: Grandma’s Marathon Weekend Reaches First Sellout Since 2016
With more than 20,000 runners set to participate, all three races for the 2022 Grandma’s Marathon weekend are officially sold out, it was announced today

Ostrava Golden Spike - Ostrava, Czech Republic
CBC Coverage at 11:30 AM EDT

    May 30, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Doctors confirm trans swimmer Lia Thomas DOES have an unfair advantage even after taking testosterone suppressants
* Mayo Clinic doctor Michael Joyner said testosterone is the '800lb gorilla' which gives biological men an advantage
* Physiologist Ross Tucker says Thomas still has an advantage despite taking hormone suppressant therapy
* The NCAA allowed Lia to compete this year as a woman but it's unclear what they will do when the next season begins in September
* Lia, who swam as a male and wants to keep swimming as a female, has divided the sport
* Other pro tennis players including trans player Renee Richards and Martina Navratilova say it is unfair

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan hurdlers ready to shine at African showpiece
* Musyoki is also in a buoyant mood: “We are refining our hurdles technique and speed endurance. I want to run sub 14 sec to have a chance of making it to the worlds.”
* Tabunda said she will continue to push on her quest to make it to the World Championships.
* “I am perfecting my hurdles technique, especially the attack. It is needless to be fast when the technique isn’t there,” said Tabunda

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

(Ottawa Citizen) Athletics: Visa glitches keep elite African runners out of Ottawa marathon
“I have been in training for this for eight months,” 2018 women's champion Gelete Burka says. “I am very disappointed.”

(USATF) Athletics: Women's 10,000m USATF Championship - Nike Prefontaine Classic 2022

(EA) Athletics: Hodgkinson and Ingebrigtsen race to world leading times in Eugene

(AW) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson wins again with 800m masterclass at Pre Classic
Elaine Thompson-Herah, Faith Kipyegon and Jakob Ingebrigtsen also impress at Eugene meeting while Matt Hudson-Smith breaks long-standing UK 400m record

(Ottawa Sun) Athletics: Marathon weekend wraps up with a course record, high-flying Canadians and positive downtown noise

(CBC) Athletics: Ottawa Race Weekend returns after pandemic hiatus
Kinsey Middleton first Canadian to win women's race since 2007

(The Guardian) Athletics: Johnson-Thompson ‘not panicking’ after third lowest score of career
Third worst heptathlon points total recorded in Austria - Britain’s Holly Mills finishes ahead of Liverpudlian
(The Telegraph) Katarina Johnson-Thompson vows to bounce back after lowly heptathlon score on return
Johnson-Thompson recorded her second-lowest score in a decade but believes she can turn things around before World Championships

Sex Matters In Sport
Dr Emma Hilton and Dr Ross Tucker, in conversation about female athlete's rights and interests, moderated by Helen Joyce

    May 29, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(NY Times) Women in Sport: What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports
Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Warner wins seventh Hypo Meeting title in men’s decathlon
Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Damian Warner won his seventh Hypo Meeting title in men’s decathlon Sunday, finishing with a score of 8,797 points. Lindon Victor of Grenada took silver with 8,447 points while Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer took bronze with 8,377

Athletics: Canadian Kinsey Middleton wins Ottawa Marathon; Ethiopian Andualem Shiferaw sets course record
Desjardins Charity Challenge raises more than $975,000

(WA) Athletics: Global champions and competitive clashes on show in Ostrava

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s painful reality check on return to action
At end of day one of Hypomeeting she sits ninth - First heptathlon for Briton since calf tear in Tokyo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon sets record in Eugene Diamond League
* Kipyegon, who trains in Kaptagat, Elgeyo Marakwet County, finished second in the 3000m in the season-opening Doha leg behind Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba
* America's Bromell, the fastest man in the world last year, bounced back from a false start disqualification in Birmingham last weekend to win a star-studded men's 100m in 9.93sec

(Kyodo News) Athletics: Tokyo Olympics legacy venue proving a chronic headache

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse unable to defend 100m title at Prefontaine Classic, finishing last with season best time
Canada's DeBues-Stafford finishes 3rd in women's 1,500; Ahmed 4th in men's 5,000

(Ottawa Sun) Athletics: Ben Flanagan and Natasha Wodak cherish atmosphere en route to 10K national titles
“It felt like we’ve never left.”

(RRW) Athletics: Fast Times At Wet And Chilly Prefontaine Classic
Despite chilly and rainy conditions, middle and long distance times were remarkably fast at today's 47th Prefontaine Classic held at Hayward Field in Eugene, the third stop of the 2022 Wanda Diamond League

(CBC) Athletics:Gabriela Debues-Stafford places 3rd in Diamond League 1,500m race
The Toronto racer finished with a time of 3:58.62 at the World Athletics Diamond League competition in Eugene, Oregon

(BBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah beats Dina Asher-Smith in emphatic Diamond League win
Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah proved she is still the one to beat with an emphatic Diamond League win over a clutch of rivals, including Britain's Dina Asher-Smith, in Eugene

(WA) Athletics: Norman reigns in fierce 400m clash with record run in Eugene

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson shows signs of progress - but there remain huge hurdles to overcome
Johnson-Thompson has been forced to confront the magnitude of the goals she has set for herself upon her return to international competition

(CBC) Athletics: Olympic decathlon champ Damian Warner in contention for another Hypo Meeting title
London, Ont. native behind Switzerland's Simon Ehammer by 2 points after Day 1

(USTFCCCA) Atletics: Meet Recap: 2022 NAIA Outdoor T&F Championships

Servus Calgary Marathon - Calgary, AB

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend - Ottawa, ON

    May 28, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Schweizer, Klecker Take USA 10,000m Titles In Close Races
Karissa Schweizer of the Nike Bowerman Track Club and Joe Klecker of the On Athletics Club emerged victorious last night at Hayward Field in Eugene, taking the USA 10,000m titles in close sprint finishes

(Runner's World) Athletics: Schweizer, Klecker Win U.S. 10,000-Meter Championships
They lead the U.S. contingent in the event for the World Championships in July.

(WA) Athletics: Mahuchikh and Taye triumph on opening night in Eugene

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Cheptegei fails in record bid, Duplantis launches outdoor season with win
& The US-born Swede - known as "Mondo" -had victory in hand when he made three failed attempts at 6.07 and said that left a sour taste in his mouth
* He won at the Diamond League in Doha earlier this month, but that competition was moved indoors because of high winds, making Friday his first outdoor competition in a season where the World Championships will be held at the same venue in Eugene in July

(The Guardian) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘I still want to do it. I still love heptathlon’
The British heptathlete is back from injury, has a new coach and is planning the greatest renaissance of her career

(BBC) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson 'expecting more of herself' in Eugene
Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson says she wants to be a dominant force on the Diamond League circuit as she takes on a strong field at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 385: Kendall Ellis – Olympic Medalist Training for the World Championships this Summer

Prefontaine Classic - Eugene, OR
Diamond League Eugene - Eugene, OR
CBC Coverage 4 PM EDT
BBC Coverage

    May 27, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Mirror) Athletics: British Olympian fighting for payout after suffering life-changing injuries in horror crash
Two-time Olympian James Ellington and fellow sprinter Nigel Levine were involved in a motor accident in Tenerife in 2017, with the former's elite athletic career heavily stunted as a result

(Track and Field News) Athletics: 2022 USATF 10K Championships Formcharts
Woody Kincaid & Grant Fisher went 1-2 in last year’s Nationals; our crystal ball says they will again, but in reverse order

(WA) Athetics: World U20 champion Tebogo comes of age ahead of Diamond League debut

(New Times) Athletics: Sir Mo Farah in Kigali ahead of Kigali Peace Marathon
The World Marathon and Olympic Champion is one of the honorary guests invited to grace the highly-anticipated race which is happening for the 17th time in Rwanda and the first since it was awarded the World Athletics label

(The Telegraph) Athletics: The rebirth of Katarina Johnson-Thompson
The reigning world champion has not finished a heptathlon in three years, when she won her crown - but that all might be about to change

(BBC) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill: Why I now train around my period
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill says she could have been an even better athlete if she had trained around her periods

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Asbel Kiprop denies sustaining injuries in nightclub brawl
* Kiprop, who is just returning to action after serving a four-year doping ban, said he sustained injuries in an accident he was involved in while riding on a motorcycle that belongs to one of his drivers on Friday last week in Simat, Uasin Gishu County

(GoodSport) Athletics: Emma Coburn Reflects On The Historic Prefontaine Classic
American bronze medalist and 9x U.S. Champion middle distance runner Emma Coburn has been competing in the Diamond League for years, but no event is as historic as the Prefontaine Classic

(WA) Athletics: Quality clashes at every turn in Eugene

(USATF) Athletics: Six Tokyo Olympians Headline USATF 10,000m Championships

    May 26, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Oregon Live) Athletics: Prefontaine Classic 2022: Union Athletics Club to make its Oregon debut

(Diamond League) Athletics: Eugene: How To Follow The Meeting
Find out how to watch live coverage and receive live updates from the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Eugene on Saturday.

(Women's Running) Athletics: On the Heels of Tragedy, Tirop’s Angels Have Hit the Ground Running
After Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop was murdered, her father and a group of her fellow athletes formed an organization to honor her, stop gender-based violence, and change societal norms

(The Telegraph) Drugs in Sport: Bernice Wilson exclusive: 'I was abused and forced into doping by my coach'
Former British sprinter opens up on domestic violence and whether drugs cheats can ever be forgiven

(FanHub) Athletics: Gary Martin Said His Sub-4 Made Him The Coolest Kid In School

(FanHub) Athletics: Prefontaine Classic Preview | Molly Huddle on U.S. 10,000m Champs

(The Times) Women in Sport: Sharron Davies says MSPs in trans talks ‘don’t care about women’s sport’

VeloNews) Cycling: UCI defends its position in Gazprom-RusVelo ban
Tensions rise in wake of racing ban between cycling's governing body and the former Russian-backed team

(The Times) Women in Sport: Transgender cyclists still competing in women’s races

(WA) Athletics: Felix returns to Ostrava
Eight years since her first – and, so far, only – appearance at the Golden Spike, legendary US sprinter Allyson Felix will return to the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava on 31 May

(CBC) Athletics: Teen sensations to Olympic medallists: Prefontaine Classic men's 100 metres packs a punch
De Grasse aims to defend title vs. Kerley, Coleman and youngsters Knighton, Tebogo

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Tommie Runz – It Catches You
Carrie chats with Tommie Runz! The sober, vegan runner talks about his journey, how he got into running, being an entrepreneur, diversity in the sport of running, and much more!

(The Independent) Athletics: Why it’s time for athletics to pull the trigger on its false start rule again
Trayvon Bromell and Zharnel Hughes were both disqualified from the men’s 100m at the Birmingham Diamond League after their first transgression

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Former Team GB marathon runner Mara Yamauchi insists gender recognition reform could have a 'DEVASTATING' impact on women's sport and warns athletes will quit 'in droves' because of it
* A new Gender Recognition Reform Bill is currently being debated in Scotland
* If passed, it would make it easier for people to change their sex without evidence
* This could make it easier for biological males to compete in female sport events
* Mara Yamauchi fears this may dissuade some female athletes from competing

(Nassau Guardian) Athletics: NACAC Championships headed to Graand Bahama

(Track and Field News) Athletics: T&FN Interview — Gabby Thomas
“That time can’t be right,” thought Thomas when her 21.61 popped up on the clock at the Olympic Trials

    May 25, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

So far our power and internet are working after the majpr storm hit Ottawa. Many busineses and residents are still without power.

(The Richard Syrett Show) Women in Sport: Linda Blade Interview

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Boston Marathon champ Evans Chebet feted
* The Kapsabet-based athlete was feted at Riadha House in Nairobi Wednesday morning after flying in from Eldoret
* Chebet timed 2 hours, 6 minutess and 51 seconds to win his first World Marathon Majors title in Boston last month
* He beat compatriots Lawrence Cherono and defending champion Benson Kipruto in a sprint finish to take home the title

(Daily Nation) Athlerics: Police bust cyber crime syndicate targeting Kenyan athletes
* Cheromei, in his police statement, said that many parody accounts were created by the fraudsters
* And now, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Elgeyo Marakwet County is calling on members of the public who might have been recently defrauded in the region in this manner, to visit their Iten office and record statements

(AI) Athletics: Lamont Marcell Jacobs withdraws from Prefontaine Classic, three world record attempts are on

(EventBrite) Women in Sport: Sex Matters in Sport
Dr Emma Hilton and Dr Ross Tucker, in conversation about female athlete's rights and interests, moderated by Helen Joyce

(GCS) COVID: 1024 Athlete Cardiac Arrests, Serious Issues, 666 Dead, After COVID Shot
We’re seeing it multiple times per week. The deaths of young high level athletes continues.

(Pre Classic) Athletics: Updated Start Lists for Pre Classic

(EA) Athletics: Important update relating to Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships Covid-19 regulations

(WA) Athletics: After launching to new territory, Allman aims for more in Oregon

(Lantern Rouge) Cycling: Pantani’s Record Broken by Hindley, Landa & Carapaz | Giro d’Italia Stage 16

The Times) Women in Sport: Where are women in MSPs’ transgender sport talks, asks Olympian Mara Yamauchi

(NBC) Athletics: Pre Classic features gold medalists galore in world champs preview; TV, stream schedule

(Canadian Running Magazine) Athletics: Canadian women sweep the podium at NACAC Half Marathon Championships
Sasha Gollish of Toronto wins the NACAC Half Marathon Championship in 1:17:55

(The Guardian) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya offered to show officials her vagina to prove she is female
IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone - South African speaks out in interview with HBO’s Real Sports

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan After Ban Is Upheld: “I Understand That People Don’t Believe Me”
The 2016 Olympian, who missed last year’s Games due to a drug suspension, can’t compete again until 2025

    May 24, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics: Rachel Hannah to Race Toronto Waterfront 10K
Rachel Hannah, the 2015 Pan Am Games marathon bronze medalist, is stepping down in distance to challenge herself at the 2022 Toronto Waterfront 10k June 18th

(Business Wire) Athletics: Skechers Elite Runner Edward Cheserek Wins Second Straight Carlsbad 5000

(Jamaica Star) Athletics: Thompson Herah still working through shoulder trouble
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah says she is still feeling pain from an injured shoulder which forced her out of the Birmingham leg of the Diamond League last Saturday

(Reuters) Athletics: Olympic champion Jacobs withdraws from Eugene Diamond League meet

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Iten, once a famous citadel of stars, is now crawling with extortionists, athlete killers
* Iten has over the years carved its place on the global map as the place where many athletes prefer to go for training before heading to local and international races
* Recent killings have somewhat dented that image.
* On September 12 last year, a month before she was found dead, Tirop had shattered the world record in the women-only 10km road race at the Road to Records event in Herzogenaurach, Germany

Athletics: Monica Halligan inducted into Grandma’s Marathon Hall of Fame
Fifth of Six Inductees Planned for Class of 2022

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9
2022 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 9

(AW) Athletics: Eilish McColgan sets European and British 10km record
Scot beats Paula Radcliffe’s record by two seconds after running 30:19 at Great Manchester Run on Sunday

(Reuters) Athletics: Thompson-Herah, Richardson headline 100 metres in Prefontaine Classic

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Dame Flora Duffy withdraws from Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga after positive Covid test

Athletics: Kenya’s Cheserek, Ethiopia’s Degefa Win 36th Carlsbad 5000
Thousands of spectators line the oceanfront streets of downtown Carlsbad as “World’s Fastest 5k” roars back from three-year pandemic pause

“Urging Sport Governance to Develop New Structures for Transgender Athletes, While
Prioritizing Competitive Fairness and Safety for Females

    May 23, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AI) Athlwetics: Edward Cheserek and Biruktayit Degefa (Eshetu) win Carlsbad 5000

(Triathlete Magazine) Triathlon: What is the Sub7/Sub8 Project?
The buzz is starting to build for Sub7 and Sub8. What will it look like?

(Yahoo) Athletics: 1 dead, 15 hospitalized in Brooklyn Half Marathon amid unseasonably warm conditions

(ITU) Triathlon: World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships 2023 scheduled in Hamburg

(The Telegraph) Women in Sport: Caster Semenya: 'Athletics chiefs thought I had a d--- so I offered to prove I didn't'
Semenya also proclaimed that artificially lowering her testosterone levels to compete was 'like stabbing yourself with a knife every day'
(MedlinePlus) 5-alpha reductase deficiency

(BBC) Athletics: Eilish McColgan sets British and European 10k record at Great Manchester Run
Eilish McColgan set a British and European 10km record as she finished runner-up at the Great Manchester Run

(WA) Athletics: Vetter and Peters to go head-to-head in Hengelo

(BBC) Drugs in Sport: Richard Kilty criticises Reece Prescod for forgiving CJ Ujah over failed drugs test
Richard Kilty has criticised fellow sprinter Reece Prescod for forgiving CJ Ujah over his failed drugs test that saw Great Britain stripped of an Olympic sprint relay silver medal
(The Guardian) Richard Kilty rips into teammate Reece Prescod over CJ Ujah Olympic drugs ban
Prescod said Ujah should be forgiven for costing teammates - Kilty: ‘It’s fucking bullshit what he said to be honest’

(WA) Athletics: Mongolia's marathon stalwart Bat-Ochir remains in it for the long run

(BBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah wins 100m in Jamaica after missing Birmingham event

    May 22, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Note: We have had a power outage since yesterday afternoon and do not have the ability to do updates. There is no ETA for the resumption of power.

Marine Corps Historic Half - Washington, DC

Toronto Women Runs Half Marathon/10K/5K - Toronto, ON

    May 21, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(NYRR) Athletics: "What the Spirit of Brooklyn Is All About"
The 2022 RBC Brooklyn Half was a thrill for runners, spectators, volunteers, NYRR staff, and fans, as this iconic race—celebrating its 40th running this year—returned to the streets of Brooklyn for the first time since 2019

(NBC) Athletics: Men’s 100m showdown stymied by DQ at Birmingham Diamond League

(AW) Athletics: Keely Hodgkinson, Laura Muir and Dina Asher-Smith dazzle at Diamond League
British athletes give home crowd in Birmingham plenty to cheer with victories on Saturday as they shine in the women’s events
(BBC) Dina Asher-Smith beats Shericka Jackson to win Birmingham Diamond League 100m
(The Guardian) 100m win in Diamond League
Briton wins first 100m of season in 11.11sec - ‘I will take that for an opener,’ says Asher-Smith

(CBC) Athletics: Aaron Brown captures his 1st Diamond League 100-metre race, beating Yohan Blake
Fellow Canadians Arop, Lovett prevail in 800m, high jump at Muller Birmingham meet

(NY Post) Athletics: The Brooklyn Half Marathon is back — and looks like it’ll be a scorcher

(USATF) Athletics: Johnson, Buchalski top two Team USATF performers at Distance Classic

(SaveWomensSports) Women in Sport: Activists Attempt to Use Lawsuits to Stop Save Women’s Sports
Founder Beth Stelzer Seeks Help to Continue to Fight

RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon - Brooklyn, NY

Diamond League Birmingham - London, UK

    May 20, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(AW) Athletics: Hellen Obiri and Eilish McColgan renew rivalry
Kenyan legend and in-form Brit tackle women’s 10km in Manchester with Ellis Cross, Stewy McSweyn and Jack Rayner among men’s contenders in Great Run event

(The Independent) Athletics: Women’s 100m world record is under threat, Dina Asher-Smith believes
Asher-Smith will run at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham
(BBC) Dina Asher-Smith: British sprinter 'light years' ahead of 2019 form
Dina Asher-Smith says her form is "light years" ahead of where it was when she won two world medals in 2019

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson: One step at a time
Great Britain's heptathlon world champion is launching a comeback after her Olympic Games in Tokyo ended in injury heartbreak. With experience on her side, the 29-year-old from Liverpool is facing every challenge with a positive mindset

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 383: Danny Mackey – Head Coach of the Brooks Beasts TC
Danny Mackey is the head coach of the Brooks Beasts. He began his pro coaching career with a handful of athletes but quickly transitioned into the first and only coach for the Brooks Beasts. Danny has coached an Olympian, a World Record Holder, an American Record Holder, a Scottish Record Holder, and 4 World Medal winners. He focuses on helping professional athletes find their paths and overcome the complexities of high performance

(The Independent) Athletics: Star-studded Birmingham Diamond League offers exciting glimpse of future
The newly-renovated Alexander Stadium, which will host the Commonwealth Games, provides great potential for the future of British athletics

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Birmingham

(CGTN) Drugs in Sport: IOC approves historic Olympic relay bronze for Team China at Tokyo 2020

(Citius Podcast) Athletics: Olympian Rachel Smith (nee Schneider) on using running to heal + the joy of watching

(AllAfrica) Athletics: "I Will Smash Him and We Will Have a Chat Later" - Omanyala Beams in Confidence Ahead of Blake Showdown in Ostrava

(Capital FM) Athletics: Shelly-Anne hopes Kenyan magic can spur her into 10th world title, as eyes also target fourth Olympic crown
Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Anne Fraser Pryce hopes her brilliant start of the outdoor season in Kenya at the Kip Keino Classic will spur her into battling for a 10th title at the World Athletics Championships scheduled for Oregon, United States in July.

(The Guardian) Drugs in Sport: Reece Prescod becomes first Team GB athlete to forgive CJ Ujah publicly
Ujah’s failed drugs test cost GB a 4x100m silver in Tokyo - We’ve spoken and me and CJ are cool,’ says Prescod

(CBC) Athletics: 'I think he can go a lot faster': Canadian sprinter Jerome Blake realizing world-class potential
Missing Olympic 100, 200m races adds fuel for B.C. runner ahead of world championships

    May 19, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Culpepper Named New HOKA NAZ Elite Head Coach
Culpepper, 49, who was most recently an assistant coach and operations director at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), will succeed team founder and present head coach Ben Rosario who will continue with the team as executive director

Athletics: Carlsbad 5000 Announces Its 2022 Elite Field
Reigning champion and 17-time NCAA All-American Edward Cheserek headlines men’s race; Olympians Kim Conley and Dom Scott lead women’s elite field

(CBC) Athletics: What makes Andre De Grasse so fast?
Athletics Canada head coach Glenroy Gilbert breaks down the physical and mental abilities that make Andre De Grasse Canada's fastest man

(BBC) Athletics: Sprinter Reece Prescod keen to rediscover 'golden years' on return to Birmingham
Reece Prescod is remembering his last visit to Birmingham's Alexander Stadium, back in 2018

(Meeting de Paris) Athletics: Eternal Fraser-Pryce on the rest of the world

(USATF) Athletics: USATF Distance Classic draws large Olympic contingent

(NBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah withdraws from Diamond League season debut

(The Telegraph) Athletics: 'I don't want to be on a yoghurt pot': Meet Josh Kerr, Britain's reluctant Olympic hero
Scot won 1,500m bronze in Tokyo before retreating to life of relative anonymity and says: 'I’m not here to get famous, I’m here to race'

Athletics: Glenn Evavold inducted into Grandma’s Marathon Hall of Fame
Fourth of Six Inductees Planned for Class of 2022

(BBC) Athletics: Jeremiah Azu: Is sprinter - and church singer - the next big star of British athletics?
Jeremiah Azu is a sprinter with big ambitions - and his coach believes he can win an Olympic medal. The 21-year-old from Cardiff has the World Championships and Commonwealth Games in his sights this summer and he’s aiming to become the fastest Welshman of all time. But on Sundays he forgets about athletics and sings in his family’s church - the reigning European U23 men's 100m champion puts his sporting success down to his faith in God

(Runner's World) Drugs in Sport: Shelby Houlihan Loses Appeal of Doping Ban
The American record holder will not be eligible to compete again until January 2025

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Kim Clark – Just Dial It Back
Carrie chats with Instagram influencer Kim Clark! They talk about how she took 3 hours off her marathon time, her social media presence, healing from the heartbreak of losing her father last year, motherhood, celiac, overtraining, wanting to break 3 hours, and much more!

(FanHub) Athletics: Running Report Show
Who is the NCAA Sprint Queen? | The High School U.S. 800m Record Will Be Broken!!

Athletics: he Ultimate Run Passport: Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series announces 2023 Tourpass
TourPass is the ultimate running passport providing participants the flexibility to choose a 3 pack or unlimited race schedule from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series events at reduced registration cost

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Great Ethiopian Run 'the best 10km race in the world'
* Ethiopia's Gemechu Dida won in 27 minutes, 22.95 seconds ahead of compatriots Getaneh Mola (27:23.44) and Boki Diriba who finished second and third respectively in the last edition
* In the women category, 2019 winner Yalemzerf Yehualaw managed to win for the second time after clocking 30:14.20 ahead of compatriots Girmawit Gebregziabher (30:26.95) and Melekenat Wedu (30:41.95)

(University of Oregon) Athletics: Sports Event Planning with Air Quality in Mind

(Frans Jeux) Olympics: Klitschko calls on IOC to ban Russians from Olympics

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Women’s Watch List Update #6

    May 18, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

* Jacobs crossed the line in a wind-assisted time of 9.99 seconds in the heats in front of a small crowd at the low-key meeting on the Italian Riviera.
* The 27-year-old will contest the final later on Wednesday

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Female Skateboarder Calls Out Trans-Identified Males Displacing Women In Sport>A?

(Diamond League) Athletics: Birmingham: Five Things To Look Out For
As Dina Asher-Smith and Elaine Thompson-Herah face off in the women's 100m and Sanghyeok Woo looks to make it two Diamond League wins in two, here are five things to look out for in Birmingham

(Cycling News) Cycling: Girmay taken to hospital after capturing historic victory at the Giro d'Italia
Stage 10 winner injures eye in podium celebrations

(Daily Nation) Athletics: German athlete jailed for cyber harassment in Iten
* He pleaded guilty to the four counts before Iten Senior Resident Magistrate Caroline Ateya.
* The court ruled that he should leave the country within 72 hours once he pays the fine or completes the prison term failure to which he will be deported

(Diamond League) Athletics: Barega takes on title holder Aregawi in sparkling Rome 5000m

(BBC) Athletics: Charlie Dobson: The 200m prospect who Iwan Thomas tips to break British 400m record
Last month, Iwan Thomas was asked who might break his 25-year-old British 400m record

(The Critic) Women in Sport: The flawed science of trans inclusion in women’s sport
Advocates are embracing unreliable studies to justify unfair competition

(The New Times) Athletics: What does getting the ‘World Marathon Label’ mean for Rwanda?

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 8
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 8

    May 17, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: For Olympian Grijalva, Competition Travel Presents Special Challenges
Former Northern Arizona University star Luis Grijalva is coming off of an outstanding 2021 track season, and he has a lot to celebrate

Athletics: Olympic medalists Holloway, Thomas, Bednarek and Saunders confirmed for USATF New York Grand Prix on Sun., June 12
Teenage sprint sensation Erriyon Knighton to face 200m world champion Noah Lyles in new stop on World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event

(Science of Sport) Drugs in Sport:

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

(NBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah, world record the buzz of Birmingham; Diamond League TV info

(BAA) Athletics: Des Linden To Return For 2022 B.A.A. 10K on June 26
2018 Boston Marathon Champion to race in America’s fastest 10K

(WA) Athletics: Two-time world 400m hurdles champion Hejnova retires

(BBC) Athletics: Birmingham Diamond League: How to watch live on BBC TV
The second leg of the 2022 Diamond League season takes place in Birmingham on Saturday with British stars Dina Asher-Smith, Keely Hodgkinson, Laura Muir and Katarina Johnson-Thompson all part of the star-studded line-up

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Commonwealth, World Athletics Championship trials merged
* Kenya managed to collect 17 medals; four gold, seven silver and six bronze from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, finishing 14 overall, but fifth in athletics.
* All the medals were from athletics, save for bronze in boxing won by Christine Ongare in the women’s flyweight.
* Kenya finished second during the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships with 11 medals; five gold, two silver and four bronze

(Guardian NG) Athletics: U.S.-based Ezekiel breaks Henry Amike’s 35-year-old record

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Kyle Sandilands lashes out at female trans athletes competing in women's sports and rips into his producer for defending them: 'Screw those chicks'
* Kyle Sandilands said trans athletes should not compete in women's sport
* KIIS FM host said it was 'offensive' to women to allow trans athletes to compete
* Comment ignited a war of words with his producer who put down the radio host

(AP News) College Sports: States hands off when it comes to NCAA, athlete compensation

(Reuters) Olympics: Russian members allowed to take part in IOC session

    May 16, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Diamond League) Athletics: Olympic champion Jacobs to light up 100m in Oslo

(WA) Athletics: Big goals, balance, self-belief: The rise of U.S. women’s marathoning

(Fast Women) Athletics: Aliphine Tuliamuk wins 25K showdown
Saturday’s USATF 25K Championships marked the first time that Aliphine Tuliamuk left her 16-month-old daughter behind to go to a race, and she was feeling emotional about it. She told WOOD TV before the race, “I’m going to be gone for three days, and I want to make sure it counts.”

(iRun) Athletics: First Canadian Track & Field League

(AI) Athletics: Lucas Bruchet and Leslie Sexton win Canadian 10,000m Championships at Pacific Distance Carnival

(Capital FM) Athletics: Kenya’s Cheptai and Kimeli earn massive Sh4mn pay-day after breaking Course Records in India
Kenya’s Irene Cheptai and Nicholas Kimeli ran course records of 30:35 and 27:38 respectively at the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10K Bengaluru 2022, a World Athletics Elite Label road race on Sunday, earning themselves a whooping Sh4mn pay day

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League in Silesia to feature 100m and 400m double bill

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala to miss Commonwealth Games trials
* Omanyala had the previous year clocked 9.77 seconds to finish second at the Kip Kieno Classic, making him the eighth fastest man ever in 100m. American Trayvon Bromell won the race in 9.76 sec.
* Omanyala made his debut in the Diamond League on September 3, last year in Brussels where he finished fifth in 10.02sec on his way to finishing second at Kip Keino Classic on September 18

(The Scotsman) Athletics: Birmingham Diamond League 2022: When is the athletics meeting, who is appearing, can I watch it on television in the UK and what is the prize money?
The second leg of the 13-meeting season follows the launch event in Doha earlier this month and will bring some of the world’s finest athletes to the UK

(The Guardian) Athletics: Athletics must learn lessons from Formula One and get on track with new audience

(BA) Athletics: Katarina Johnson-Thompson joins star-studded long jump field in Birmingham

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Dame Flora Duffy happy with Yokohama effort

(Track and Field News) Athletics: Gary Martin Joins The HS Sub-4:00 Club
His 3:57.98 mile not only put Gary Martin in the sub-4:00 club, it also put him ahead of Jim Ryun as the fastest preps-only miler ever

(ESPN) Athletics: Ukrainian track and athletes train in Albania after fleeing war

Athletics: Thousands of participants took to the streets and boardwalk of Atlantic City for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll running series Atlantic City
Dennis Kipkosgei and Hirut Guangul claim victories in the fourth event of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite Half Marathon Series

    May 15, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Spikes) Athletics: The subtle textures of brilliance
By Zane Weir - "I know a lot of people don’t care about shot put. All we’re doing is throwing a heavy ball really far, but still, this is the thing I’ve centred my life around, the thing that’s given me character traits that extend far beyond sport"

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Why Irish athletics is going backwards in a hurry

(BBC) Athletics: Leon Reid: Irish sprinter cleared to continue international career despite conviction
Athletics Ireland will continue to consider sprinter Leon Reid for selection despite his criminal conviction, BBC Sport understands

(WA) Athletics: Ofili, Wilson and Alfred shine at collegiate conference championships

(Sweat Science on Putside Online) Triathlon: The Science Says a Sub-Seven-Hour Ironman Is (Sort of) Possible
Like the two-hour marathon chase, next month’s assault on the seven- and eight-hour Ironman barriers will require some rule-bending

(National Post) Women in Sport: Barbara Kay: Girls have been leaving sports since the pandemic — and it's only going to get worse
Canadian girls and women are presently without a single official sports association that backs their sex-based rights in sport

(CBC) Triathlon: 2022 PTO Pro-Am Triathlon Series on CBC: Los Angeles
atch as the world’s best professional triathletes, Challenged Athlete Foundation athletes and more take to Venice Beach, Los Angeles California, USA to compete

Athletics: TCS World10K Bengaluru 2022 race report
Course records for Kipkorir Kimeli and Chepta

(BBC) Athletics: Great Britain's Jess Judd wins Night of the 10,000m PBs to seal place at World Championships
Britain's Jess Judd secured her 10,000m spot at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon by winning the women's race at the Night of the 10,000m PBs

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK adjusts Commonwealth Games plans, names Africa team
* 24 dropped as final 54-strong Team Kenya team for Africa Senior Championships revealed

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians Tuliamuk, Korir Shine at the USATF 25 km Road Championships presented by Toyota

Denver Colfax Marathon - Denver, CO

Rock 'n' Roll Atlantic City - NJ

TCS World 10K - Bengaluru, India

    May 14, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Run Blog Run) Athletics: Remembering Kenny Moore - 4th In A Series From Craig Virgin

(Wood TV) Athletics: Tuliamuk, Korir wins 2022 Amway River Bank Run 25K

(Kim Dansky's Substack) Women in Sport: Sexism on the Left is driving Biden's attacks on Title IX

(ITU) Triathlon: Taylor Brown digs deep to earn first Yokohama win in style
Yee wins the Wilde battle in Yokohama

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champ Jacobs launches 100m season on home turf
* Also taking part in the race will be two of Jacobs' teammates from Italy's stunning 100m relay triumph in Japan, Lorenzo Patta and Fausto Desalu

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: 'We are letting cancel culture happen': British Olympic legend Sharron Davies admits she is compelled to speak out about fairness over transgender athletes after watching her dad 'blacklisted' for calling out the drugs cheats who cost her swimming gold
* Sharron Davies was beaten to Olympic swimming gold in 1980 by a doping cheat
* Davies says her father, Terry, was punished for speaking out about drugs in sport
* The ex-Commonwealth Games winner has been outspoken on trans athlete rules
* The campaigner claims most people agree with her about the controversial topi

(Swimming World Magazine) Women in Sport: WSCA Releases Position on Transgender Swimming ‘Inclusion, Fairness Cannot Coexist in Current Model’

(Daily Mail) Athletics: BBC will win the TV rights for the London Marathon despite tempting bid from Channel 4 - as sprint star Dina Asher-Smith urges UK Athletics to maintain their foothold in London
* BBC are set to win the race to broadcast the London Marathon from Channel 4
* The Beeb persuaded race bosses rights should remain with them after C4's bid
* Meanwhile, Dina Asher-Smith has urged UK Athletics to keep a London foothold

(CBC) Athletics: Reigning Olympic champion De Grasse opens season with 4th-place finish in 200m
World gold medallist Noah Lyles takes 1st at Diamond League opener

(Daily Mail) Athletics: British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith 'excited' to have finally started her season after recovering from injury despite finishing a 'disappointing' third in her season opener in Doha
* Dina Asher-Smith returned to action after recovering from a hamstring injury
* The sprinter clocked 22.37 seconds in the 200m at the Doha Diamond League
* She had previously only contested a pair of low-key races in Britain this season

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Noah Kibet, Abel Kipsang shine in Doha Diamond League
* Kenyans had little to offer against Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco, who won men’s 3,000m steeplechase in a world leading time of 8:09.66

(USATF) Athletics: D’Amato, Tuliamuk Ready to Race at the USATF 25 km Championships presented by Toyota

(WA) Athletics: Peters prevails in javelin thriller at windy Diamond League debut in Doha

Pacific Distance Carnival - Burnaby, BC

Amway River Bank Run - Grand Rapids, MI
USATF 25 km Road Championships

    May 13, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Dame Flora Duffy resumes world-title defence in Yokohama tonight

NBC) Athletics: Noah Lyles opens Diamond League with 200m win over Olympic medalists

Athletics: TCSW10K Bengaluru 2022 press conference highlights
First stop Bengaluru, next stop Eugene

(Lindsey Hein) Athletics: Episode 381: Ben Rosario – Updates on NAZ Elite and New Book Run Like a Pro Even if You’re Slow
Ben Rosario has a new book out called Run Like a Pro (Even if You’re Slow) that includes some really great training plans, advice, tips, and simple ways we can incorporate useful training techniques into our training. He wrote this with Matt Fitzgerald

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: Five rivalries to light up 2022 as Doha prepares for opening meeting
The pandemic-enforced postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has produced a logjam of quality track and field that shows no sign of clearing

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah wins easily at Puerto Rico Athletics Classic 2022
The five-time Olympic gold medallist ran a 10.93 en route to victory over Michelle-Lee Ahye

)Swimming World Magazine) Women in Sport: Experts Cite Data and Research For Why Transgender Participation Should Be Outlawed in Female Sports

(Washington Post) Women in Sport: New Title IX rules set to assert rights of transgender students
Comment * Title IX was done to promote and support women athletes. Now it is being used to destroy women's sports! *

Doha Diamond League - Doha, Qatar

    May 12, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Around the Rins) Athletics: “You can’t change history.” Gwen Torrence, who raced against Florence Griffith Joyner, says her 100-meter world record should stand
(Olymic Channel) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah: I really want to break the world record
The five-time Olympic gold medallist hopes to surpass the world record 100m time of 10.49 set by Florence Griffith-Joyner when she competes at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon later this year

(RunnerSpace) Athletics: D'Amato, Tuliamuk Ready to Race at the USATF 25 km Championships

(Capital FM) Athletics: Inspired by coach Janeth Jepkosgei, youngster Wanyonyi wants to be the next Rudisha
Emmanuel Wanyonyi stormed into victory at the Kip Keino Classic on Saturday, winning the 800m race at the Continental Gold Tour meet, in what is another feather on the youngster’s hat

(WA) Athletics: Global champions descend on Doha to kick off Diamond League season

(Outside Online) Athletics: How Strava Fame Became a Burden for Molly Seidel
The star runner’s decision to be less public on the app illustrates how pro athletes have to find a tricky balance between privacy and exposure

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith urges athletics chiefs not to give up London Stadium base amid West Ham talks
Asher-Smith says London 'is the centre of sport in the UK' and losing the capital's only elite-level athletics venue would be a blow

(Gulf Times) Athletics:Full capacity attendance at Ooredoo Doha Meeting as tickets sold out

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Emily Sisson – Mission Accomplished!
Carrie chats with Emily Sisson after setting the American Record in the Half Marathon! They break down the race in detail, as well as chat about being a versatile runner, the ups and downs of the sport, being so close to achieving goals and coming up short, what it is like to enter a race with a lot of unknowns, what it’s like to achieve your goals, and much more!

Athletics: Golden Gate Half Marathon and Sports Basement Announce 2022 Partnership
Iconic Half Marathon returns first Sunday in November offering runners picturesque views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

(NBC) Athletics: Letesenbet Gidey, world-record holder in 5000m, 10,000m, sets marathon debut

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya increases medal tally to 10 as Bitok bags silver
* Kenya has so far won two gold, four silver and four bronze medals and is on course to surpass the 17 medals won during the last edition in Samsun, Turkey in 2017.
* Kenya’s other representative Rebecca Matiko came a disappointing fifth during the event held at the Sesi Centro Esportivo Athletics Track

(CBC) Athletics: De Grasse's quest for 1st Diamond League Trophy and other track and field storylines
Olympic rewind in 100m at Pre Classic and will Canada end 10-year title drought?

(BBC) Athletics: Christine Mboma: Sprinter a doubt for African Championships in Mauritius
Namibian sprinter Christine Mboma is a doubt for the African Athletics Championships next month after suffering a thigh injury

    May 11, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Reigning Olympic Marathon Champion Peres Jepchirchir To Make Mini 10-K Debut
Peres Jepchirchir, the only athlete in history to win the Boston, New York City and Olympic Marathons during a career, will run the Mastercard® New York Mini 10-K for the first time on Saturday, June 11, New York Road Runners announced today

Athletics: Flanagan and Sexton to Defend Canadian 10k Titles in Ottawa on May 28th
Luc Bruchet, a two time Canadian Olympian and Rory Linkletter, who recently broke the Canadian Half Marathon record, will offer Flanagan stiff competition while Sexton must contend with Malindi Elmore, Natasha Wodak, both two time Canadian Olympians as well as Cleo Boyd, last year’s silver medalist

(BBC) Athletics: Diamond League: How to watch live on BBC TV
The 2022 Diamond League season starts on Friday in Doha, Qatar, with seven reigning Olympic champions and a host of Olympic and world medallists in action

(BBC) Women in Sport: Sport’s transgender conundrum

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyegon leads Kenyan stars in Doha Diamond League
* Chepng'etich will feature in the 3,000m race in the season-opening Diamond League meet where she hopes to start her build up towards the 2022 World Championships.
* Cheng'etich, who has a a personal best of 8:23.55 in 3,000m, will use the race to build on her endurance as she plots to reclaim the World title which she lost to Dutchwoman Sifan hassan in Doha 2019

(Olympic Channel) Athletics:How to watch Elaine Thompson-Herah at Puerto Rico Athletics Classic 2022
The fastest woman alive headlines a host of Olympic gold medallists set to ignite the track and field at the Puerto Rico Athletics Classic on 12 May

(BBC) Athletics: Will the women's 100m world record finally be broken?
Florence Griffith-Joyner's 100m world record of 10.49 seconds has stood for almost 34 years. Will Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah break it in 2022?

(OYMNTS) Women in Sport: With Athletic Apparel and Footwear in Disarray, Puma Pounces With Push For Women

(The Guardian) Athletics: Parents of six-year-old marathoner reveal child protective services visit
Ben and Kami Crawford says CPS visited amid marathon outcry - Parents shared photos of six-year-old struggling in 26.2mi race

(WA) Athletics: World U20 title just the start for long jump talent Konate

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champion Jacobs discharged from community hospital, flies back to Italy
* Interestingly, Jacobs with estimated fortunes worth Sh550 million in his young career so far, recuperated at Uhai Neema Community Hospital where the consultation fee is only Sh600.
* In stark contrast, another star at the Kip Keino Classic, Namibia’s teenage sensation Christine Mboma, who collapsed on the Kasarani track after pulling a muscle, was taken to one of Nairobi’s five-star hospitals

(Spiked) Women in Sport: The shameful silencing of sportswomen
Speaking out against trans ideology has become a risky business for female athletes

    May 10, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(oylmpic Channel) Athletics: Dina Asher-Smith returns to scene of greatest triumph following Tokyo 2020 heartbreak
When the British sprint sensation triumphed in the 200m final of the 2019 World Championships in Doha, it looked like an assault on Tokyo 2020 gold would be the next goal in her sights. However, a nightmare injury just before last year's Games left her Olympic dreams in tatters. Now she has a chance to get back on track at this week's Diamond League, which once again takes place in Doha

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

(WA) Athletics: Global champions to clash in Eugene's Bowerman Mile

(WA) Athletics: Big goals, balance, self-belief: The rise of U.S. women’s marathoning

(CBC) Women in Sport: Sport Canada discontinuing survey on inclusion after complaints of discrimination toward transgender athletes
Sport Canada received letter signed by over 200 members of academic, sport communities

(SexMatters) Women in Sport: Policies which allow males to play in women’s sport are not supported by evidence. They are unfair and unsafe

(NBC) Athletics: Diamond League season opens with Olympic rematches in Doha; TV, live stream schedule

(Independent.IE) Athletics: Dublin Marathon will hit the streets again after an absence of two years but faces significant challenges

(AW) Athletics: Duplantis, Asher-Smith and Miller-Uibo lead Doha line-ups
Star-studded fields are ready to lock horns at the first Diamond League meeting of the year in Qatar this week

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Top things to know about US teen sprint sensation Erriyon Knighton, who broke Usain Bolt's world record
The talented sprinter, who is the world U18 and U20 world record-holder at 200m, is ready to hit a new gear for Team USA at the 2022 World Athletics Championships

(The Monring Shakeput) Athletics: Podcast: Episode 203 with Jinghuan Liu Tervalon
I have always seen myself as a writer, my husband is a writer, and I always thought I had a talent in writing and with words. I thought, ‘this is time to really put my talent to work,’ to not only advocate for AAPI runners, but also for all runners of color and those who do not see themselves as runners—to make running a more welcoming and inclusive space.”

(SportsMax) Athletics: Thompson-Herah happy with her 22.75 'blowout' at JAAA/SDF Jubilee meet on Saturday

(The Indian Express) Drugs in Sport: Among country’s fastest athletes, even dope testers can’t reach her
During a recent national athletics meet, the athlete ran several seconds faster than her previous best

Athletics: Dick Skogg inducted into Grandma’s Marathon Hall of Fame
Third of Six Inductees Planned for Class of 2022

(BBC) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes: 'Protect women's sport,' say two British elite athletes
Transgender women should compete in an "open category" in order to "protect women's sport", say two current elite female runners

(Swimming World Magazine) Women in Sport: Guest Editorial: Five-Time Olympic Coach Dennis Pursley Calls For End Of Transgender Participation in Women’s Sports
Women and men are absolutely equal, but they are also different. Their differences should be celebrated, not denigrated. Fifty years of coaching experience has revealed to me that women and men complement one another, and that each is advantaged over the other in some ways. It is common knowledge that, generally speaking, when it comes to speed, power and strength, men are advantaged over women. Hormone treatment can mitigate this advantage, but it cannot eliminate it.
To pretend otherwise is to defy reason, logic, science and common sense; not to mention reality and truth. Regardless of whether you consider Lia Thomas to be a man or a woman, the fact is that he/she is a person with male chromosomes, and male physiolog

    May 9, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Fast Women) Athletics: Emily Sisson sets an American half marathon record, finally

(BBC) Women in Sport: Transgender athletes: What do the scientists say?
Is there an unfair advantage? Should transgender women be banned from competing in female categories? Should there be a separate category established? Or should sport be more inclusive?

(BBC) Athletics: Ferdinand Omanyala: Kenyan sprinter targeting African 100m title

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 7

(WA) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League Final to alternate between Zurich and Brussels in 2024-27

(FanHub) Athletics: Real Talk with WORLD Leader Charokee Young

(ITU) TriathloN; Race to become next World Triathlon Champions hits seven stunning stops in 2022

Athletics: TCSW10K Bengaluru 2022 elite fields packed with talent
The 14th edition of one of the world’s top road races over this distance will be held this coming Sunday 15 May.

(Diamond League) Athletics: Wanda Diamond League set for sensational season opener in Doha
Mondo Duplantis, Rai Benjamin, Dina Asher-Smith and Andre De Grasse will all be in action when the 2022 Wanda Diamond League gets underway at the Ooredoo Doha meeting on Friday

(Track and Field News) Athletics: USATF Heptathlon — Another Record For Anna Hall

(The Herald) Athletics: Mpofu wins Durban Marathon, gets disqualified

(Inside the Games) Women in Sport: Sports scientists call on Australian sports bodies to amend transgender policies
Three sports science professors have called on nine Australian sporting bodies to change their policies regarding the participation of transgender athletes

(Japan Running News) Athletics: Maeda and Mutiso Win Sendai Half, Hattori Struggles in Prague

    May 8, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(The Star) Athletics: Misoi’s steely nerves earn him millions at Nairobi Marathon
* Richard Rop (2:09:17) and Daniel Yator (2:10:15) finished second and third respectivel
* Rop admitted that the marathon was a chance for him to redeem himself
* In the men's half marathon, Vincent Ng'etich took home top honours in 1:00:04

(BBC) Athletics: Holly Mills: GB heptathlete would turn down World Championships
Great Britain multi-eventer Holly Mills says she would turn down a spot in this summer's World Championships to target Commonwealth and European gold instead

(TeamUSA) Athletics: An Elite Marathoner And Mom, Aliphine Tuliamuk Has “Everything”

(Medscape) Women in Sport: Trans Women in Female Sports: A Sports Scientist's Take
An Interview With Ross Tucker, PhD

(Tri247) Triathlon: Road To St George: Mark Allen on Blu patience, Ryf the highlight
The ‘Road To St George’ has been an incredible journey which started several months ago now – and it’s time to wrap up my thoughts on the back of two epic Pro races in St George on Saturday. I hope you’ve enjoyed the long road we’ve travelled together!

(CGTN) Athletics: Kenya's Misoi, Barsosio win inaugural Nairobi City Marathon

(USATF) Athletics: Sisson Breaks American Record* at the USATF Half Marathon Championships

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Rai Benjamin, Kendra Harrison, Christian Coleman fly to victories at Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo
Olympic champions Michael Norman and Lynna Irby were also among the winners at the fourth World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2022, held on Sunday in Japan

(Track and Field News) Athletics: The Track Meet — Ingebrigtsen Leads PR Parade
Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s 13:02.03 rated as the year’s fastest outdoor 5000; behind him came a rash of lifetime bests, including a new Collegiate Record

(NBC) Athletics: Garrett Scantling passes legends on U.S. decathlon list, leads world team

(Dyestat) Athletics: World Leaders for Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Allie Wilson, Collegiate Record for Abdihamid Nur at Sound Running Track Meet

(AI) Athletics: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot’s outstanding Sound Running performance

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Mitton’s Canadian-record throw in shot put is second best in the world this season

Sporting Life 10K - Toronto, ON

    May 7, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenya hosts Africa’s richest marathon
* Eldoret Marathon winner Kipchirchir among the athletes to battle for a share of Sh44.8m prize fund in men’s category
* Prizes in inaugural edition of the competition will trickle down to the top 20 finishers
* On Saturday, race director Hussein Ibrahim said the course has been certified and a good number of athletes have managed to register

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Home sprinter Omanyali thrills Kip Keino Classic crowd with 100m win in absence of Jacobs
Home sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala won the concluding 100 metres at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi in 9.85sec - the fastest time of the season so far - to ignite scenes of joy in a crowd which included the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta
(Daily Nation) 9:85 sec! Ferdinand Omanyala brings the roof down at Kasarani
* President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed were among the dignitaries who were on their feet at Kasarani as Omanyala scorched a strong field to win in 9.85 seconds.
* United States' Olympic 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley was second in 9.92.

(AI) Athletics: Worlds, Commonwealth, and European championships standards met at Sound Running Track Meet

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic: Krop, Gebrzihair take 5000m titles at Kasarani
* 2018 World Under-20 5,000m bronze medallist Girmawit Gebrzihair from Ethiopia set a new championship record and a world lead time of 14:49.97 to win women’s 5,000m race.
* Gebrzihair blew away Kenyan-born Kazakhstan Daisy Jepkemei to second place in 15:08.07
Rayan humbles Omae in 400m, as Kipkwony takes 10000m title
* Julius Kipkwony from Torongo, Baringo outclassed Wesley Kimutai and Abraham Longosiwa in the last lap with a superb kick to win men’s 10,000m in a season’s best 28:28.34.
* Kimutai might have finished second but his time of 28:32.08 is his personal best with Longosiwa’s time of 28:35.01 emerging as his season’s best

(RRW) Athletics: National Title And Pending USA Half-Marathon Record For Sisson: 1:07:11
Despite windy conditions, Team New Balance athlete Emily Sisson set a pending American half-marathon record today and dominated the USATF Half-Marathon Championships this morning in Indianapolis clocking 1:07:11ß

(USATF) Athletics: Collegians Hall and Garland rule USATF Combined Events day one

(The Telegraph) Athletics: How London Stadium row can be catalyst to restore iconic Crystal Palace to former glory
With athletics leaving the London Stadium, there is an opportunity to use money to redevelop old iconic arena in south London

(ITU) Triathlon: Alex Yee and Beth Potter earn first first esports world titles in Singapore

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Olympic champ Jacobs taken ill, withdraws from Kip Keino Classic
* The Italian, who was a surprise winner of the men’s 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, was face off Olympic 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley and Africa record holder Ferdinand Omanyala

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kenyan champs Were, Chege show their might at Kip Keino Classic
* Chege said the event is part of her preparations ahead of the Africa Senior Championships due for June 8-12 in Mauritius
* Were clocked 50.10 seconds to win the men’s race, beating William Mbevi and John Gikonyo to second and third places in 50.62 and 51.75 respectively

(UCI) Cycling: UCI launches “Cycling Integrity”
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announces the launch of its Cycling Integrity brand, a programme that encompasses all the actions – both existing and in development – that it undertakes to promote and enhance integrity in cycling at all levels (athletes, entourage and competitions

(The Star) Athletics: Amina amazed with bumper entry for Nairobi City Marathon
* Amina says tremendous interest in the marathon bodes well for its effort to become historic
* Minsk Half Marathon champion Hillary Kimaiyo will be among elite runners going for the Ksh6 million prize money in the full marathon
* Approximately 8000 runners have so far enrolled to run in the race, dubbed Uhuru Classic Expressway

IRONMAN 70.3 St. George - St. George, Utah

USATF Half Marathon Road Championships - Indianapolis , IN

    May 6, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipchirchir now wants Nairobi City Marathon glory after Eldoret success
* Kenya hosts Africa’s richest marathon race in Nairobi on Sunday
* Nairobi City Marathon,Agnes Barsosio, Victor Kipchirchir

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Record Alert: Top Collegians Take Aim At History In California

(CBC) Athletics: Pair of Diamond League meets in China called off due to COVID-related restrictions
Substitute event in Poland added to calendar

(Diamond League) Athletics: Ingebrigtsen and Cheruiyot resume rivalry in Eugene mile

(AI) Athletics:

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill tells UK Athletics to preserve London Stadium's Olympic 2012 legacy
Telegraph Sport revealed talks have been held about UKA walking away from stadium for a £10m-£15m pay-off

(BA) Athletics: Fireworks expected in fierce middle-distance battles at the Müller UK Athletics Champs
With British middle-distance running having enjoyed a thrilling renaissance period of late in both the women and men’s events, few disciplines will be as hotly contested at this summer’s Müller UK Athletics Championships, taking place across the weekend of the 24th – 26th June

(The Independent) Triathlon: Olympic champion Jonny Brownlee still searching for ‘the perfect triathlon’
Brownlee ‘completed’ his Olympic medal set in Tokyo lasst summer with gold in the mixed relay

(SportsNet) Athletics: Former sprint star Surin excited to mentor Canada’s athletes at 2024 Paris

(WA) Athletics: How to follow and watch the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meetings in Nairobi and Tokyo

(Daily Nation) Athletics: 'Catch me if you can,' Omanyala dares Kerley, Jacobs
* Omanyala warned his rivals, Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs and Olympic 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley at the pre-event press conference that he is ready to protect his home stuff at any cost

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic brings sprinting stars to the home of long-distance running
Olympic stars Marcell Jacobs, Fred Kerley, Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce and Christine Mboma are looking forward to a “fun” run in what will be their first major 100m event this season as the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, hosts the season’s third Continental Tour Gold meeting

(NBC) Athletics: Asian Games in China postponed, along with more international sports events

(PreClassic) Athletics: So nice, we’re running it twice. Diamond Discipline 5,000m field announced for Pre Classic

(The Telegraph) Athletics: UK Athletics in talks to quit London Stadium and open door for West Ham transformation
Exclusive: If athletics’ national governing body walk away, it would allow West Ham to turn their home into a full-time football ground

(WA) Athletics: Kaul, Ehammer and Schafer star in Ratingen

(Gulf Times) Athletics: Showdown in Doha as De Grasse, Lyles and Kerley line up in men’s 200m

(USATF) Athletics: Five Tokyo Olympians headline USATF Combined Events Championships

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Men’s Watch List Update #5

(USATF) Athletics: Olympians Korir, Sisson Headline USATF Half Marathon Championships

(NY Post) Athletics: Kentucky family at center of controversy after 6-year-old runs in marathon

    May 5, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(Deadspin) Women in Sport:50 years ago, Roe v. Wade and Title IX changed everything
Together they gave women the freedom to pursue sports, now one is under attack

(WA) Athletics: US Olympian and athletics journalist Moore dies

(BBC) Athletics: Elaine Thompson-Herah to face Dina Asher-Smith in Birmingham
Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will take on Britain's Dina Asher-Smith in a headlining 100m race at the Birmingham Diamond League on 21 May

(Pre Classic) Athletics: An instant classic is brewing in the Bowerman Mile

(Times Live) Athletics: Caster Semenya gets her first international assignment at 5,000m
Former Olympic 800m queen picked for African champs

(WA) Athletics: His own hurdles cleared, Eaton is ready for the next chapter

(JustTheNews) Women in Sport: Biden official announces delay in rewrite of Trump's Title IX policies amid broad opposition
Delay is "proof positive that if you rattle your sabers loud enough even the bureaucrats on the mountain have to listen," former Trump education lawyer says

Athletics: Biography of sub 4-Minute Mile coach Franz Stampfl
Franz Stampfl : Genius Coach and Citizen of the World

(Tri247) Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee, sick at Oceanside, is primed for St George
British star ready for massive double bid

(AJC) Women in Sport: GHSA votes to ban transgender athletes from competing based on gender ID
target="_news"> Yahoo) S. Carolina nears transgender sports ban after Senate vote

(Runner's World) Athletics: Kenny Moore, Olympian and Masterful Writer on Running, Dies at 78
He finished fourth in the marathon at the 1972 Olympics, and his writing on great runners was unparalleled

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Ellis Cross interview: ‘I’m a normal guy who just beat four-time Olympic legend Mo Farah’
The shop assistant who beat London 2012 hero Mo Farah on Monday talks of his plans for his new-found success

(Indian Express) Drugs in Sport: Olympic finalist thrower Kamalpreet tests positive for Ben Johnson drug
Kamalpreet was part of the national camp conducted by the Athletics Federation of India and also was included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kip Keino Classic: Olympic champion Jacobs lands, ready to chill with big boys
* The arrival of Jacobs sets up an enticing 100m battle with African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala and American Olympic 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley who touched down early Wednesday morning

(Harry Jerome) Athletics: "Shot in thePpark" comes to Jerome Classic

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Open the way Nairobi, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in town
* The Jamaican sprints queen, who has nine world titles to her name, will be competing in the 100m in the Continental Gold Tour event at Kasarani

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: The Bowerman: 2022 Women’s Watch List Update #5

    May 4, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

Athletics: Ethiopians vying for course records at 2022 Tartan Ottawa International Marathon
Unprecedented depth of field with 8 men holding personal bests under 2:08

(Daily Nation) Athletics: US sprinter Kerley arrives in Kenya, warns Jacobs and Omanyala to expect fast times
* Unlike last year when he won the 200m in personal best 19.76 seconds, Kerley will take on Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs from Italy and Africa's fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala in the 100m at Kasarani
* Kerley said an explosive battle is in the offing with eight of the nine athletes set to face-off having run under 10 seconds what with two of them running sub 10 seconds this season.

( Athletics: Is It Time For Jamaica To Jettison The Annual Pilgrimage To The Penn Relays?

(The Star) Athletics: Kenya's pride Kip Keino Classic comes alive
* While the original intention was to help showcase Kenya’s best athletes to an international audience, the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Nairobi has achieved a lot more in developing human capacity.
* Kip Keino Classic meet director Barnaba Korir reckons that the event affords athletes a timely elite-level platform to gauge their preparedness ahead of the World Athletics Championships slated for July 15 to July 24 in Oregon, United States

(NSAF) Athletics: NSAF picks Josh Rowe to succeed retiring Jim Spier and lead organization's next chapter

    May 3, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(WA) Athletics: More clashes between global medallist confirmed for Ostrava

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

(Diamond League) Athletics: Jacobs to race in front of home crowd in Rome

(Daily Nation) Athletics: America's Chelimo to take on Kenyan men in 1,500m contest
* At the same time, Olympic 200m silver medallist Fred Kerley is among the first foreign athletes to arrive for the Kip Keino Classic at 11.55pm on Tuesday
* Chelimo, the 2019 World 5,000m silver medallist, is among a huge entry of foreign athletes especially from Ethiopia to grace the event
* Meeting director Barnaba Korir disclosed that Ethiopian athletes also dot the 5,000m race that is also in the Discretionary category

(The Epoch Times) Women in Sport: Barbara Kay: Our Politicians Should Be Speaking Out to Protect Women’s Rights in Sports

(Yahoo) Athletics: Jemma Reekie believes missing out on Olympic medal could be ‘a good thing’

(CTolleRun) Athletics: Boston and Beyond: Reaching Your Personal Best
Carrie and Angie Spencer team up to bring you a special live show taped before the 2022 Boston Marathon! The duo hosted Meb Kefezighi, Emily Sisson, Tommie Bailey, and Emma Bates, and they chatted about all things running and life!

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Meet the retail assistant who paid £37 to beat four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah
Ellis Cross, 25, out-sprinted Mo Farah at the Vitality London 10,000 race, having paid his own entry fee and ran with no name on his bib

(Sky Sports) Athletics: Mo Farah: Britain's multiple Olympic and world champion admits track career could be over
Multiple Olympic and world champion Mo Farah was racing for the first time since June when competing in the Vitality London 10,000 road race; the 39-year-old was out-sprinted by Ellis Cook in the closing stages

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala headlines Team Kenya for Africa Championships
* AK shortlisted athletes from track, leaving out field athletes as the Athletics Kenya National Athletics Championships came to a close last Thursday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani
* Head coach Julius Kirwa disclosed that the men will be represented in all the field events except in shotput, pole vault and long jump while the women will field in javelin and hammer throw only
* Tokyo Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen, who finished third during the nationals, and three-time World 10,000m bronze medallist Paul Tanui have been included in the team

    May 2, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6
2022 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rating Index – Week 6

(WA) Athletics: After narrow miss in 2014, McCoy targets a return to Hayward Field in 2022

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Collegiate Marks of the Week

(EA) Athletics: McColgan motors to victory in the Vitality London 10,000 in 30:23

(Diamond League) Athletics: Asher-Smith and Mboma in the Doha 200m

(Royal Gazette) Triathlon: Flora Duffy gets back on track after Covid setback

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Who is Letsile Tebogo? Five things to know about the new world U20 100m record holder
The 18-year-old sprinter from Botswana broke an U20 world mark that had stood since 2014, and now has his eyes on the World Athletics Championships in Oregon and Paris 2024

(BBC) Athletics: London Vitality 10,000: Mo Farah beaten by Ellis Cross as Eilish McColgan sets Scottish mark
Mo Farah finished second behind surprise winner Ellis Cross as the four-time Olympic champion returned to competition for the first time in 11 months at the Vitality London 10,000
(The Guardian) ‘I’m not getting any younger’: Mo Farah loses to club runner on return to racing
Ellis Cross wins by four seconds at Vitality London 10,000 - Eilish McColgan narrowly misses British record in women’s race
(The Telegraph) Mo Farah's elite career in tatters following 10km defeat to unknown club runner
The four-time Olympic champion was unexpectedly out-sprinted by Ellis Cross in the closing stages of the Vitality 10,000 race

(RunningUSA) Athletics: Kiptoo, Rotich Set Course Records at 2022 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon
Rainy conditions did not stop Wesley Kiptoo and Caroline Rotich from taking home the first prize of $10,000

(AI) Athletics: Justin Kent, Ben Preisner tie and Leslie Sexton wins BMO Vancouver Half Marathon

(Toronto Star) Athletics: Toronto Marathon makes a ‘rocking’ return from pandemic hiatus
Thousands filled the streets of Toronto on Sunday for the first marathon since before the pandemic.

Athletics: SDCCU OC Marathon Returns to May for First Time in Three Years

Vitality London 10,000 - London, UK

    May 1, 2022    [Links load in new window]  

(CTV) Athletics: Vancouver marathon start delayed by 'police incident' Sunday morning

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Mutai, Jeptoo latest addition to Nairobi City Marathon entry list
* Top 20 finishers of the race, which will start and end at Nyayo Stadium, will get prizes
* More athletes expected to register for Sunday’s race which will be the richest in Africa in terms of prize fund

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Athletics: The 2022 Broad Street Run moves toward normality
Philly's iconic race is back to its usual May date, but the course is a bit different, and spectators were asked to stay home

(Post Gazette) Athletics: Álvaro Abreu, South Fayette's Nicole Hilton win 2022 Pittsburgh Marathon

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Omanyala to clash with Olympic champion Jacobs at Kip Keino Classic
* Meet director Barnaba Korir said the record-breaking Olympic champion had signed for the event on Saturday night
* This will set up an interesting battle with African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala, Olympic 200m silver medalist Fred Kerley and Jacobs in the mix

(Tri247) Triathlon: Ironman Australia Results 2022: Crowley and Van Berkel run to Port Macquarie titles
It was a win double for the home fans on Sunday at IRONMAN Australia 2022

(Cycling Tips) Drugs in Sport: Majority of W52-FC Porto squad reportedly caught with banned drugs in anti-doping bust
The team were pulled from racing at the weekend as police descended in a major anti-doping operation

(WA) Athletics: Kalin and Skotheim lead overnight at Multistars
(Watch Athletics) Skotheim and Kalin are the overnight leaders at the Multistars in Grosseto

(WA) Athletics: World U20 sprint records fall as Knighton runs 19.49 and Tebogo clocks 9.96

(CBC) Athletics: The track & field business model needs an overhaul
'Imagine a profession where you need to be a world top 10 just to begin earning a decent wage'

(NSW Athletics) Athletics: Lisa Weightman shatters records
In glorious running conditions the 2022 Sydney10 saw record fields and performances. In the women’s, four-time Olympian Lisa Weightman, ran the fastest women’s 10km road time ever in Australia, while in the men’s there was a breakthrough and surprise for Brisbane’s Kieren Perkins

(The Guardian) Olympics: Sydney Olympics were bought ‘to a large extent’, said Australian official John Coates
Comments by leading IOC official made in 2008 interview - Payments were permitted under Olympic rules at the time

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Athletics: Athing Mu thrills the Penn Relays crowd and wins a star-studded 600-meter race
Mu, of Trenton, topped Philly's Ajeé Wilson, Jamaica's Natoya Goule and Penn's Nia Akins in the highlight event of a sun-splashed Saturday at Franklin Field

(BBC) Athletics: Erriyon Knighton: American teenager becomes fourth-fastest man over 200m
Erriyon Knighton became the fourth-fastest man over 200m as he clocked 19.49 seconds at the LSU Invitational

(Inside the Games) Athletics: World Masters Games postponed again as COVID-19 rages on in Japan

(Inside the Games) Drugs in Sport: Nigerian athletics chief seeks to avoid more doping failings at Birmingham 2022
Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) President Tonobok Okowa has spoken of his determination to ensure there is no repeat of past doping testing failures as athletes look to represent the African nation at the Commonwealth Games in English city Birmingham

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