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Adrian Martinez Classic for 2017 is June 1, 2017 (Second Announcement)

RunBlogRun - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 16:51
This meet is one of the most important meets I go to each and every year. It is important because it honors a young man who lived his life quietly and lovingly, Adrian Martinez. The meet has gone from... Larry Eder

Five things we know about out of competition testing in Marathons

RunBlogRun - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 13:12
Out of competition testing is the most effective way to catch doping cheaters, and is a great deterent as well. And remember, blood testing in out of competition situations is different than athlete blood passports, where one looks at changes... Larry Eder

Brycen Spratling, The Search for His Event

RunBlogRun - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:52
Brycen Spratling, photo by David Hunter focused his pen on Brycen Spratling in the middle of March. Brycen, a very talented long sprinter, is trying to decide on what his event truly is: the 400 meters or the 800... Dave Hunter

The Jemima Sumgong Case: an overview

RunBlogRun - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 08:41
Jemima Sumgong, photo by The announcement came on April 7, from Reuters. They had an exclusive that Jemima Sumgong had tested positive for EPO in an out of competition testing. The announcement hit the sports world hard. Many woke... Alfonz Juck

2017 Spring, Week Twelve, Day 6 , Indoor Season/Winter Training, 800 meters to 5000 meters

RunBlogRun - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 07:55
Some amazing racing the last few weeks. Bellarmine Prep of San Jose, CA ran 10:03.67 for the DMR last weekend at the Stanford Invitational. That lead the nation! Last night, at the American Forks, Utah high school boys ran 16:41.30... Larry Eder

News of Jemima Sumgong's positive test for EPO shocks and disturbs Kenyan athletes

RunBlogRun - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 20:28
The following column showed up on my email early on Friday morning, April 7. It was from Justin Lagat, and it was his feelings about the postive doping test announced for Jemima Sumgong. I believe that Justin captures many of... Justin Lagat

Kenenisa Bekele Interview from 2016 Great CityGames Manchester

RunBlogRun - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:21
Kenenisa Bekele, photo by Updated April 7, 2017 I am reposting this interview because I want to remind you of just how tough an committed that Kenenisa Bekele is as a marathoner. He is racing the Virgin Money... Larry Eder

Jemima Sumgong note by Rosa E Associati

RunBlogRun - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:14
Rosa E Associati manages many of the finest athletes in athletics and road running in the world. Gabriela Rosa coaches many of the athletes and Federico Rosa, one of Gabriela's sons, manages the athletes. Jemima Sumgong is one of Rosa's... RBR Admin

London Marathon comments on Jemima Sumgong's failed out of competition test

RunBlogRun - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:42
The following note is from Nick Bitel, the Chief Executive of London Marathon events.This is the kind of statement that has to come from Mr. Bitel, and they are never easy. London Marathon, you must remember, required blood testing on... RBR Admin

Abbott World Marathon Majors speaks on Jemima Sumgong

RunBlogRun - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:34
Jemima Sumgong, RAK Half, January 2017, photo by RunBlogRun opines: The following is the statement from Abbott World Marathon Majors' Tim Hadzima. Truth is this: World Marathon Majors, at the behest of its members, are sponsoring the IAAF... RBR Admin

Reuters Exclusive: Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong tests positive in out of competition test

RunBlogRun - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 08:19
Jemima Sumgong, photo by It is the kind of story that makes you sad, a bit sick to your stomach and stunned. Jemima Sumgong has tested positive in her A sample for EPO, in an out of competition drug... RBR Admin

2017 Spring, Week Twelve, Day 5 , Indoor Season/Winter Training, 800 meters to 5000 meters

RunBlogRun - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 05:08
Fridays were always pretty relaxed in high school, as most meets were mid week or, on Saturday. So, Fridays became fun days for running. Today is a relaxed day of running. Good luck on your race this weekend! NXN Cross... Larry Eder

Bolt OK for Top Training

RunBlogRun - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 21:53
Bolt ok for top training PARIS (FRA): L´Equipe informs that Usain Bolt visited recently his doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt and got a green light for top training in coming weeks. He will prepare for his Jamaican farewell meet on June... Alfonz Juck

What's so special about the Boston Marathon?

RunBlogRun - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:41
67 degrees and a slight breeze in Boston as more than 19,000 runners have crossed the Finish Line. #weallrunboston #weruntogether A post shared by Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT... Larry Eder

Independent Athletics Integrity Unit is Operational

RunBlogRun - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:29
IAAF announce former WADA director general David Howman will be chair of their Athletics Integrity Unit Board. He's one of the good guys... -- Sean Ingle (@seaningle) April 5, 2017 RunBlogRun opines: That said, the IAAF Independent Atheltics... RBR Admin

On the Jamaican clenbuterol positives: A procedural failure and credibility black hole

The Science of Sport - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 06:45
An explosive new investigative report has revealed that numerous athletes have tested positive when their samples from Beijing 2008 were retested. They include Jamaican male sprinters, so dominant in those Games. The IOC and WADA however did not act, suggesting the cases are all contamination, not worthy of pursuing. How viable is this, and what does it mean for already bottomed-out anti-doping credibility? The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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Sports science, marginal gains and common sense

The Science of Sport - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:29
Bradley Wiggins called marginal gains "a load of rubbish" recently, and while his thoughts were poorly crafted and tainted by the context, it triggered an impassioned defence of the philosophy by Matthew Syed. I've always thought the concept trivialized sports science, and was arrogantly dismissive of the realities that there's really nothing unique about it. As a source of competitive advantage in elite sport, it cannot stand. More on that in this piece. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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A thought crossed my mind: Knowledge & confidence, and “feeblemindedness”

The Science of Sport - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:43
Around 100 years ago, the world's leading scientists got together to discuss "eugenics", the idea that we could selectively breed "good stock" for the benefit of the human race. This happened openly, with the support of the USA's judicial system, and looks macabre and horrific in hindsight. It made me wonder about over-confidence, and knowledge, and how experts shouldn't ever profess absolute certainty, on anything. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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Ban the Nike Vaporfly & other carbon fiber devices for future performance credibility

The Science of Sport - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:27
Nike recently unveiled the Vaporfly Elite, the shoe it has been working on to help it break the 2-hour marathon barrier. The shoe incorporates a "spring plate", and is claimed to have significant performance implications. I think the shoe, and the incorporation of spring-like devices in all shoes, should be banned for future credibility of performance. Here's why The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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A thought crossed my mind: Injury prevention research & purpose

The Science of Sport - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:51
Attending the 2017 IOC Sports Injury and Illness Conference, it struck me that injury researchers are far more collaborative than those in performance. I think shared purpose is the reason. Here's a brief thought on that. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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