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Runner's Web October 2023 FrontPage Archive

    October 4, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

I was admitted to the Heart Institue at Ottawa's Civic Hospital Tueday evening for a battery of heart tests.
The probability is that I will be having open heart surgery soon.
Depending on the scheduling of surgery there will not be any updates to the Runner's Web until (hopefully) I am recovered.

    October 3, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(daily Nation) Athletics: Why it will take 'years' for women's marathon record to be broken
Jepchirchir and Obiri reckon that even though defending Ruth Chepng'etich (PB 2:14:18) is in the fast field heading for the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, a world record is unlikely

(Capital FM) Athletics: Why El Nino could be a blessing or curse for StanChart Nairobi Marathon
The chairman of the StanChart Nairobi Marathon admits they are worried about the El Nino rains disrupting this year’s edition of the annual road race, to be held on October 29 along the Southern Bypass

(Newsweek) Women in Sport: Swimming World Cup's Plan for Transgender Athletes Backfires

BalancedRunner) Athletics: Tigst Assefa Berlin Marathon 2023 World Record Running Form Analysis

Athletics: Olympian Anne-Marie Comeau Pursuing a Fast Time at TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Five years have passed since Anne Marie Comeau represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics and now she has returned to her first passion, running

(Washington Examiner) Women in Sport: Athletic leaders and coaches need to stand up for the truth

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2023 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3
2023 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: M-F Athletic National Athletes of the Week

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Swimming World Cup's 'open' races for transgender swimmers are scrapped after NOBODY entered following ban on them competing in female events
* World Aquatics last year announced a new category for transgender athletes
* The 'open' races were axed after no entries were received for the World Cup
* Despite a lack of interest, it'll still look to include an open category in the future

(The Star) Athletics: Rare Latvia defeat won't dampen Kipyegon's spirit
* Kipyegon, who holds world records in the women’s 1500m and the mile race, said she is glad to bring her season to a close with a bronze medal
* The Kenyan track sensation said she would take a break to spend time with her family before she returns to limber up for the new season

(Pulse Sports) Athletics: Kenyan-born Bahraini Winfred Mutile Yavi bags handsome amount from winning two gold medals at Asian Games
Makueni-born Winfred Mutile Yavi is set to boost her bank balance after clinching gold medals in 1,500m and 3,000m steeplechase for Bahrain at the Asian Games

(The Guardian) Athletics: Chinese censors block ‘Tiananmen’ image of athletes hugging
Picture of athletes’ ‘6/4’ race numbers erased in perceived reference to 1989 massacre

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport:Fury as Maine high school sophomore transgender runner, 16, dominates girls' races and rises to 4th in rankings - after coming 172nd while racing as a boy
* Soren Stark-Chessa, a high school sophomore at the private Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, competed in the 5k last season as a freshman male
* Stark-Chessa ranked 172nd, but has since transitioned, and is now competing as a sophomore in the female class
* On Saturday, she raced in the Festival of Champions in Belfast, Maine, and came 5th, to the anger of some parents

(WA) Athletics: Four more Asian Games records fall in Hangzhou

(CHEK) Running: Running for a good cause: Fast and Female group gets ready for Royal Victoria Marathon

(ITU) TriathloN: Pierre Le Corre delivers another outstanding run to claim gold at Tangier World Cup

(Reduxx) Women in Sport: Female Heptathlete Accuses Opponent of Being Transgender After Narrow Loss for Third Place Medal at Asian Games

(Save Women's Sports) Women in Sport: Fair Competition Restored for Female Cyclists in New Zealand

    October 2, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(WSJ*) Athletics: How Adidas Outran Nike With Its $500 ‘Super Shoe’
Tigst Assefa’s record-breaking run in the Berlin Marathon delivered a much-needed victory for the German brand in the running-shoe arms race

(BBC) Athletics: Bianca Williams: Met PC thought he smelled cannabis in car
A police officer thought he could smell cannabis coming from the car of two top athletes when he and his colleagues stopped and searched them, a misconduct hearing was told

Athletics: Grandma’s Marathon enjoys record registration numbers on 2024 opening day
Close to 10,000 Participants Signed Up on October 1

(Daily Mail) Women in Sport: Furious female heptathlete denies being transgender after rival claimed she was cheated out of a medal by a sex-swap competitor at the Asian Games
* Nandini Agasara, 20, took home a bronze medal for India at the Asian Games
* She furiously denied being transgender after her rival made the claims
* Agasara said she will be taking the issue to India's athletics body

(WA) Athletics: Highlights of the 5km, Road Mile and Half Marathon as records fall at WRRC Riga 23

(Inside the Games) Athletics: Serbia take over from Croatia as host of 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Championships
The 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Championships, originally due to take place in Croatia, have now been awarded to the Serbian capital of Belgrade, where they will be held on March 30

(The Telegraph) Running: London Marathon inject Ł1.19m in Parkrun after drop in kids' activity during lockdown
The announcement comes as the government aims to get one million more children active by 2030

(BBC) Athletics: World Athletics Road Running Championships 2023: Callum Elson claims silver in Lativa
Callum Elson won silver in the men's one mile race for Great Britain at the World Athletics Road Running Championships in Riga, Latvia

(The Guardian) Athletics: Asian Games official in stable condition after being hit by stray hammer throw
Huang Qinhua suffers broken leg and serious bleeding - Ali Zankawi’s throw flies out of cage sideways at Games in China

((Journal Sentinel) Athletis: Kenyan runner sets record at Lakefront Marathon, but there is confusion before she is declared winner

(ITU) Triathlon: Lisa Tertsch reigns supreme in Tangier

(USA Today) Olympics: Will Russia, Belarus compete in Olympics? It depends. Here's where key sports stand

(CBC) Athletics: Kieran Lumb 5th in elite men's mile, top Canadian at 1st world road running championships
Performance less than a second off national mark and 1 of 6 PBs by 11-member team

    October 1, 2023    [Links load in new window]  

(RRW) Athletics: Kenya Tops Medal Table At Inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships
With a dozen total medals (five gold) Kenya topped the medal table at the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships here this afternoon

(Slovak Spectator) Athletics: Kenyan runner breaks old Košice marathon record
Cherop Philemon Rono won the legendary running event

(BBC) Athletics: Cardiff Half Marathon: Vincent Mutai and Mestawut Fikir win 2023 titles
Vincent Mutai and Mestawut Fikir clinched victory in the 2023 Cardiff Half Marathon

(WA) Athletics: Sawe leads second Kenyan medal sweep in Riga with half marathon win

(CBC) Athletics: 'Races' digs deep into sprinter Harry Jerome's disturbing family history
Author Valerie Jerome sheds light on the racial trauma her family endured

(OutKick) Women in Sport: American College Of Sports Medicine Puts Out The ‘No Duh’ Statement Of The Century

(Olympic Channel) Athletics: Shericka Jackson: 400m in her plans for Olympic season
Jamaica's two-time 200m world champion has yet to confirm her agenda for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

(KARE) Athletics: Twin Cities Marathon canceled due to weather conditions
Organizers said unseasonably warm temperatures "do not allow a safe event for runners, supporters and volunteers."

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Kipyegon stunned at Road Running Championships in Riga
* Kipyegon, competing for the first time on road, hit the front as Ethiopians world 1,500m silver medallist Diribe Welteji and Freweyni Hailu breathed down on her neck
* At one time Kipyegon and compatriot Nelly Chepchirchir, who finished fifth at the World Championships in Budapest, led the race but not for long before Welteji reclaimed second place
* American Hobbs Kessler stunned the rich field to claim men’s Road Mile victory in a World Record time of 3:56.13, beating Briton Callum Elson to second place in 3:56.41 as another American Samuel Prakel time 3:56.43 for third

(The Guardian) Triathlon: Competitors report falling ill after triathlon event in waters of river Eden
Investigation begins as people complain of diarrhoea and vomiting after swimming in Hever Castle’s lake

(MMEGI) Drugs in Sport: Amos accused of breaking rules
Botswana could face the wrath of World Athletics following the sighting of suspended athlete Nijel Amos in a group photograph during the launch of the Orapa Marathon earlier this week

(PPulse Sports) Athletics: Paul Tanui turns spiritual after successful marathon debut in Argentina
In the race where Robert Kimutai Ngeno was attacked by a dog, Paul Tanui was lucky to have made his full debut without a challenge

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Faith Kipyegon downplays world record chances
Kipyegon remained modest and guarded in her responses, saying she’s not under pressure to chase down her fourth world record of the year in today’s mile race where she will team up with Nelly Chepchirchir

New York City Triathlon - New York, NY

World Road Running Championships - Riga, Latvia

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