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March 16, 2020
Coronavirus made races unsafe, so athletes and organizers are turning to simulations
With coronavirus sweeping the globe, scores of marathons, smaller races, and cycling competitions hang in the balance. That has led some to the world of race simulators. Read more about the options events are looking into and what it takes to make it happen on Mashable.
March 16, 2020
Cycling: UCI seeks retroactive end to Olympic qualifying process
Cycling's governing body (UCI) plans to retroactively use March 3 as the cut-off point for Olympic qualification in mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle as the coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate the sporting calendar. Road and track cycling have completed their qualification events, the last of which was the...
March 11, 2020
Endurance events cancelled or postponed in the U.S. due to the coronavirus
At the recommendation of the County Health Officer, this weekend's the Spartan Race in San Luis Obispo set to take place this weekend will be postponed to a later date. The NYC Half Marathon, which brings 25,000 runners to the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan, and was scheduled for this Sunday, has been...
March 9, 2020
London Marathon cancellation fears grow due to coronavirus
Four major marathons or half-marathons have been called off in Europe over the past three days. The Barcelona Marathon became the latest road race to be postponed or scrapped as a result of the outbreak that has thrown sport worldwide into chaos. The event, scheduled for next Sunday, was put back...
March 5, 2020
Pro cycling teams left scrambling as races cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
Pro cycling teams across the globe are scrambling to deal with a growing coronavirus crisis, one that is already putting the pinch on the international racing calendar. The UAE Tour was stopped in its tracks, and three teams remain in quarantine. On Thursday, RCS Sport canceled Strade Bianche, the first major European race to be affected...
March 4, 2020
ASO is looking to revive the women’s Tour de France
A.S.O. edged back slowly into women’s racing in 2014, with La Course by the Tour de France. But they now appear motivated to organize a full stage race, although the actual length has yet to be defined. While the women’s race will not be held during the Tour de France,...
March 4, 2020
Cycling team manager threatens hunger strike over coronavirus quarantine in UAE
A manager of a French professional cycling team, who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns, threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates. Read more on Reuters.
March 2, 2020
Determined runners defy ban on Paris Half-Marathon
Several hundred determined athletes defied a government-ordered ban on large public gatherings to run Paris's half-marathon on Sunday (44,000 would have been expected had the event been held). French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced the ban on Saturday after a special cabinet meeting which also outlawed any indoor events of...
February 27, 2020
UAE Tour halted after two coronavirus cases confirmed at the race
Teams at the UAE Tour have been informed that the race has been cancelled after two Italians at the race have tested positive for coronavirus. The entire race is staying at hotels on Yas Island, just outside of Abu Dhabi and race officials have asked everyone to stay in their hotel rooms under lockdown....
February 26, 2020
Court approves sale of Tough Mudder to Spartan Race – Tough Mudder Virginia to be first 2020 event.
Judge Sontchi of the The Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, approved the sale of Tough Mudder to Spartan Race. Kyle McLaughlin has been reinstated as CEO and Tough Mudder updated their US website to include eight Tough Mudder event weekends. Read more about the verdict on Obstacle Racing Media.
February 25, 2020
IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games
Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the IOC, estimates there’s a three-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, which are being threatened by the fast-spreading virus from China. Read more on Associated Press about the timelines and backup plan.
February 20, 2020
Men’s winner of El Paso Marathon disqualified and banned after organizers say he cheated; apology issued
Organizers of the El Paso Marathon said Wednesday they were stripping this year's men's winner of his title and banning him from future races after it was discovered he cheated. Joe Morales was declared the marathon winner this past Sunday, but officials said it's now been determined that another runner was...
February 17, 2020
Tokyo Marathon cancelled due to virus fears
The 2020 Tokyo Marathon has cancelled its mass participation race, scheduled for March 1, due to a confirmed case of coronavirus. The event will still run its elite and wheelchair races. The 2020 marathon doubles as the Olympic Trials for Japanese runners (they will still have the opportunity to compete). The field...
February 11, 2020
Women in Triathlon: Where Are We Now?
As triathlon approaches five years of working toward gender parity, how much has changed? Check out his piece on Triathlete that discusses what notable steps have been taken in the last five years to reduce gender disparity and grow women’s participation in triathlon, as well as where we are still missing...
February 9, 2020
Boston Marathon announces changes to start times
Previously, the elite women got a head start on the elite men by about 28 minutes, which allowed for significant TV time devoted to the women’s race, before the men started. It also meant that the winner of the elite women’s race broke the tape ahead of the men’s winner. But in recent...
February 5, 2020
Tokyo Olympics organizers look on anxiously as coronavirus menaces the Games
Japan's Olympic organizers knew that hosting the Games in July would mean hot weather for athletes and spectators. They were not expecting a major epidemic to force them to take everyone's temperature upon entering the venues. Read more on Washington Post.
January 27, 2020
Hong Kong Marathon cancelled because of coronavirus
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has declared the highest level of emergency in response to the outbreak, raising it from the previous state of "serious", leading to the race on February 9 being abandoned. The event had already attracted a full quota of 74,000 participants who were due to...
January 23, 2020
UCI steps up anti-doping enforcement in women’s peloton
The UCI is stepping up its anti-doping efforts in the women’s peloton by carrying out testing at all Women’s WorldTour events and during training camps. Cycling’s international governing body is also increasing the number of riders who must register their whereabouts for testing and upping the amount of money it takes...
January 23, 2020
Runner who accused Canepa of cheating at Tor found guilty of defamation
Paolo Rossi, the 2014 Tor des Géants participant who accused 2012 and 2013 champion Francesca Canepa of accepting a ride in the middle of the race, has been found guilty of defaming her in an Italian court, and must pay her €15,000 in compensation as well as a €2,500 fine. Read what transpired...
January 22, 2020
John Hancock announces 2020 Boston Marathon elite team
The 2020 Boston Marathon elite field has won more than 230 international marathons and includes 16 Boston Marathon champions, Olympic and Paralympic medalists, World Record holders, World Champions and Abbott World Marathon Majors Series champions. Check out their site to see who made the cut.
January 20, 2020
USA Cycling has its eye on gravel
Last week, officials from the national governing body met with representatives from some of gravel cycling’s biggest events in Bentonville, Arkansas. The goal of the meeting was to create an official dialogue between USAC and the racing scene that has, thus far, grown up outside of the national governing body’s umbrella of influence....
January 13, 2020
Spartan Pushes Tough Mudder Toward Chapter 11
The saga continues with Tough Mudder, its co-founder, the companies it owes money to, and Spartan, who wants to acquire them. Spartan has filed a statement in support of an emergency motion of petitioning creditors to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee. Read more on MudRunGuide.