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  April 19. 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(VMLM) Athletics: Bekele targets marathon record to cement his place in history

(RRW) Athletics: By Remaing A Student, Kipchoge Has Mastered The Marathon
At 33, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge's marathon career is already the stuff of legends

Athletics: World record holder Dennis Kimetto ready for comeback at Vienna Marathon
Dennis Kimetto is ready for a comeback

(Daily Nation) Athletics: AK series heads to Eldoret after Commonwealth Games flop

(BBC) Athletics: "It's our time to step up" - Hylton twins target athletics success
While Great Britain hit their medal target of six at last year's World Championships, the departure of some household names means there is a chance for new stars to come to the fore

(The Conversation) Athletics: Does running a marathon increase your risk of infections?

(Outside Online) Athletics: The 2018 Boston Marathon Was Perfect Chaos
Non-elites on the podium. Crazy clothes. Mid-course pandemonium. The race gave running a much needed shake-up, if only for a day

(The Independent) Athletics: London Marathon 2018: Advice for runners with record heat expected for Sunday's race
The forecast is for blue skies, sunshine and 23C, beating the previous high of 22.2C set in 2007. Here, we take you through some quick-fire tips to prepare for a hotter-than-expected race

(Toronto Star) Women in Sport; IAAF’s testosterone targets are ‘Caster profiling,’ critics say
Track federation trying to limit naturally-produced testosterone for female competitors in the 400, 800 and 1500 metres

(BBC) Athletics: Commonwealth Games - Callum Hawkins collapse will make him a 'better athlete'
Scotland's Callum Hawkins says collapsing close to the end of the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games will make him a "better athlete"

(Japan Times) Athletics: Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi plans to turn pro next year

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Richest marathon in Kenya

(Tech Radar) Athletics: London Marathon 2018 - How much more do runners care about tech in a year?

(The Independent) Running: A man ran 401 marathons in 401 days - this is what happened to his mind and body
Ben Smith inspired the world with his phenomenal feat

(KATU) Athletics: Portland Marathon director ordered to pay $865K after Oregon DOJ investigation

(Outside Online) Athletics: Q: How Much Am I Supposed to Sweat During a Workout?
Short answer: Don't worry about what's "right."

(Daily Mail) Athletics: Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe's world record in sixth London Marathon with help of male pace-makers
* Mary Keitany is focused on breaking Paula Radcliffe's marathon world record
* The Kenyan said she will be going out to 'follow in the footsteps of a legend'
* Male pace-makers will be used in elite women's race for the first time since 2003
* Keitany has her eye set on the Briton's 15-year 'mixed race' record of 2:15:25
(The Guardian) Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe’s London record with pacemaker aid
The Kenyan streaked clear to win the London Marathon last year and, with assistance from male pacemakers, has a realistic chance of toppling a record that has stood since 2003








  April 18. 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(VMLM) Athletics: 5000m queen Cheruiyot out to rule London Marathon

(USA Today) Athletics: Celtics fans give Desi Linden standing ovation

(IAAF) Athletics: World champions Stefanidi, Vetter and Semenya join Doha fields - IAAF Diamond League

(RRW) Athletics: Will Male Pacers Help Women Break World Record At London Marathon?
It was just over 15 years ago here when Britain's Paula Radcliffe set the still-standing absolute world record for the marathon, clocking 2:15:25
(VMLM) Radcliffe’s record would be a dream come true, says Keitany

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: Top-10 Marks Of The Collegiate Weekend: April 9-15, 2018

(Channel News Asia) Endurance Running:North Pole Marathon: Foiled by snow, Singapore’s Blade Runner fights to finish half the distance
Shariff Abdullah was forced to abandon the full marathon distance after his prosthetic leg was slowed down by the icy terrain

(GlobeRunner) Athletics: Rain Check
So now we know how to beat the East Africans. Simply arrange for (close) to zero temperatures, high winds, and incessant, driving rain, as happened in the Boston Marathon on Monday

(BBC) Athletics: London Marathon weather - Sunday's race could be hottest on record
London Marathon organisers say they will send advice to runners this week, with forecasts suggesting Sunday's race could be the hottest on record

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah: 'I believe I can run a decent marathon'
Mo Farah will be looking to compete with some of the best runners in the world, when he takes on Sunday's London Marathon. He failed to deliver during his first attempt at the race in 2014, struggling from the 17th mile onwards and finishing a modest eighth

(VMLM) Athletics: Kathrine Switzer to start Women's Elite and World Cup races

(Daily Nation) Athletics: Abel Kirui warns London Marathon rivals

(BBC) Athletics; London Marathon - Can Mo Farah upset the odds on his second attempt?
Mo Farah's record as a distance runner is close to flawless: four Olympic gold medals, six World Championship golds, five more from European Championships

(The Independent) Drugs in Sports: UKAD to increase testing by 50 per cent and deploy sniffer dogs at sporting events in bid to rebuild reputation
UKAD is also working with the government on policies which will ensure ‘unfettered access’ to sports venues and training bases

(The Telegraph) Athletics: Mo Farah relaxed ahead of London Marathon and enjoying running 'more than ever'

(NY Times) Athletics: The Nurse Who Took a Very Different Route to 2nd Place in the Boston Marathon

(The Sun UK) Drugs in SPort: Anti-Doping to increase drug testing across all sports including football after Team Sky row
Following the Team Sky fallout, there is set to be an increase in the number of tests carried out, including more in football

(Forbes) Athletics: On Marathon's Biggest Stage, Desiree Linden Runs Brooks Sports Past Behemoths Nike, Adidas

(Express) Athletics: Mo Farah London Marathon bid could break world record time if Brit wins
Mo Farah says if he can run the London Marathon at world-record pace if that’s what is required on Sunday

(USTFCCCA) Athletics: 2018 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings - Week 3
2018 NCAA DI Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Rankings - Week 3

(Pre Classic) Athletics: 5K No. 1 Edris Tops Sizzling Pre Classic 2-Mile Field
The 44th Pre Classic, a member of the IAAF Diamond League of elite international track & field meets, will be held May 25-26 at historic Hayward Field

(IAAF) Athletics: IAAF Inside Athletics - Elijah Manangoi


  April 17. 2018:  [Links load in new window, * = Registration Req'd]  

(Salt Lake Tribune) Athletics: Utah native Sarah Sellers comes out of nowhere to finish second at Boston Marathon
Ogden native was four minutes behind fellow American and winner Desiree Linden, but no Utahn has ever finished higher in the race

(Sports Illustrated) Athletics: How Des Linden Beat Fatigue, Weather Conditions to Win the 2018 Boston Marathon

(CitiusMag) Athletics: Des Linden - The Badass

(NBC) Athletics: Desiree Linden, first U.S. woman to win Boston Marathon in 33 years, is 'on cloud nine'
"It’s amazing. It’s story book stuff," Linden said. "It feels full circle."

(Boston Globe) Athletics: About 2,500 Boston Marathon runners receive medical treatment

(The Guardian) Athletics: Mo Farah hopes to battle with best at London Marathon despite 2014 pain
Distance runner struggled during first attempt at 26.2 miles - ‘This is the biggest race and there is only one way to run it’





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