September 24, 2020
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned a Kenyan athlete who ran from drugs testers and then jumped over a fence to get away - taking the number of athletes from the East African country currently serving suspensions to 66. Read more on Inside the Games.
September 17, 2020
Former track federation president Lamine Diack was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for corruption during his nearly 16-year tenure at the IAAF, most notably a scheme that allowed Russian athletes who paid millions in hush money to keep competing when they should have been suspended for doping. Read more on...
September 16, 2020
The London Marathon is to cut its prize fund for next month’s race by nearly half because of the financial hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year organizers awarded $313,000 in prize money to elite athletes, with another $850,000 up for grabs in time bonuses. However, for the first time there will be a...
August 6, 2020
This year’s London Marathon, which had been pushed back from April to October, will no longer be a mass-participation event. An elite-only, crowd-free race will be staged instead, with athletes running 19.8 laps of a looped course in St James’s Park on October 4. Read more on The Guardian.
July 21, 2020
New York Road Runners, the nation’s largest nonprofit running association, announced on July 21 that it is laying off 11 percent of its workforce and furloughing another 28 percent, as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the running industry. The moves affect 91 of the organization’s 229 employees—65 were furloughed and 26...
July 9, 2020
Some coaches and race organizers have innovated after being forced to scrap plans for prestigious track meets, massive marathons and the Tokyo Olympics. They’re making the best of a time without in-person competition by hosting virtual races and pitting runners in different states — or even continents — against each...
July 9, 2020
Instead of cancelling, organizers will allow runners a 33-day period to run the race individually in person so social distancing can be maintained. The famous Sierre-Zinal, which is part of the Salomon Golden Trail World Series, takes runners through the Swiss Alps, and the course features more than 2,000m of elevation gain. Read more...
June 23, 2020
As cannabis becomes destigmatized for legitimate medical treatment, it’s worth exploring whether runners can reap any benefit from a plant that has been hailed as a remedy for ailments. And, if marijuana can indeed help runners, how can those potential benefits be received safely? Here's the science on how weed may...
June 23, 2020
A new study of nutrition habits of mid-pack marathoners indicates that some consume diets that limit their performance, and may increase their cardiac risks. Results show that faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more on Podium Runner.
June 22, 2020
A new study uses the training data you upload to sites like Strava to estimate the "critical speed" that determines your race performance. Read more on Outside.
June 22, 2020
London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher said on Friday that organizers are working to ensure the rescheduled race is held on Oct. 4 despite the cancellation of September’s Great North Run due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on Reuters.
June 4, 2020
Amid anguish across the country, runners opened discussions and made their miles more meaningful on Global Running Day this year. Read more on Women's Running.
June 4, 2020
Study shows faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more about the study on PodiumRunner.
June 3, 2020
Banned track and field coach Alberto Salazar will try to overturn his four-year suspension at sport’s highest court in November. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday it will hear appeals from Salazar and endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown between Nov. 8-16. Read more on Associated Press.
June 2, 2020
ASICS surveyed more than 14,000 regular exercisers across 12 countries and found that more than a third (36% globally) of them are more active now than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic began – despite most sports being brought to a standstill by social distancing measures. Read more study results here.
May 28, 2020
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants who were originally registered for the April 20, 2020 event...
May 18, 2020
American runner David Melly has introduced the Slow Mile Challenge—a virtual challenge where the slowest runner wins. Read more on Canadian Running.
April 28, 2020
Allbirds fans love the brand’s eco-friendly lifestyle sneakers. And now, the company has sustainability-focused performance shoes. The shoe was created with natural materials including its Sugarcane-based SweetFoam, eucalyptus and a reengineered version of its merino wool. Read more on Footwear News.
April 27, 2020
On a lighter note – ‘Oh no, I spelled it wrong’: Nurse runs solo marathon in shape of ‘Boston Strog’
Lindsay Devers planned her marathon-length riverside run in Boston to spell out an inspirational message during the coronavirus pandemic. But she forgot just one thing. Read more on CBC News.