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Century target in sight for Sub Ten King

While some track and field fans might remember him as a former men’s100m world record holder, others may know him as the ‘sub 10 king.’ 343 more words

Why is the Official Marathon Distance a seemingly arbitrary 42.195 Kilometers long?

The Ten Miles, Antwerp’s iconic annual running event, is less than a week away. On Sunday, April 23rd 2017, some 35,000 runners will take to the street to complete the sixteen kilometers through the Antwerp inner city, with as the final major obstacle the dreaded long steep climb (3.7 percent) out of the Waaslandtunnel, (also known as the “Rabbit Hole”) under the River… 554 more words

Antwerp

IAAF/BTC WORLD RELAYS BAHAMAS 2017 - ONE WEEK TO GO

There is one week to go before the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017, which will be held in Nassau on Saturday and Sunday 22-23 April. More than 500 athletes from around the world will compete in five relay disciplines in the Bahamian capital’s Thomas A Robinson National Stadium: the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and to […]

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Athletics

Russia makes 'little progress' for track and field return, IAAF says

LONDON (AP) — Russia’s lack of progress in cleaning up its doping culture and introducing a satisfactory testing regime continues to impede the country’s reinstatement to track and field, the IAAF said on Thursday. 363 more words

Olympics

End of the road for 50km Olympic walk?

AFP

PARIS: Athletics’ governing body meets in London this week to assess Russia’s progress in stamping out doping and whether the 50km walk has come to the end of the Olympic road.

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News

TESTING: PUTTING THE MONEY WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE

We see a version of the honor system every weekend at road races across the globe where thousands of strangers align themselves into a solid grid behind posted pace signs. 

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Opinion