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Pierce LePage, the current global decathlon champion, said on Wednesday that he will not be participating in the Olympics in Paris because of an injury. The Canadian athlete has not recovered in time for the forthcoming games after suffering a herniated disc in his back during training in late April.
Ruth Chepngetich is set to compete for her third consecutive victory at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13. The 2019 world champion clinched victories in Chicago in 2021 and 2022 and secured a second-place finish last year behind Sifan Hassan.
Last week, Jake Wightman celebrated a milestone birthday with little fanfare, a common scenario when it falls amidst the busy outdoor athletics season. "It's a tough number, so I can’t say I was eagerly anticipating it," Wightman remarked with a chuckle. "It's always tricky in July because you can’t really celebrate. I'll plan something for the off-season when I can actually enjoy and relax."
In 2021, Freddie Crittenden kissed the track in Eugene, thinking it would be his last competition. "I was saying goodbye," he remembered. "I thought I was done."Three years earlier, Crittenden barely qualified for Eugene, competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials for the 110-meter hurdles. Unfortunately, he didn't make it past the semifinals. "I almost gave up," he said. "I was broke, didn’t earn anything that year, and didn’t get out of the semis."
In an unexpected turn of events at the Boilermaker 15K on Sunday, John Korir claimed the top spot, surprising many onlookers. Korir, who had finished second in his debut race through the streets of Utica last year, emerged victorious this time, defeating his fellow Kenyan, Jemal Yimer. Yimer, who had set records and won the race for the past two years, finished just five seconds behind Korir's winning time of 42 minutes, 10.04 seconds.
Continuing the tradition of British teenage athletes making a splash on the Olympic stage, 17-year-old Phoebe Gill is the latest sensation to watch. Following Keely Hodgkinson's memorable silver medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics three years ago, Gill is now stepping into the spotlight. She has recently turned professional...
Ludovic Pommeret (FRA) set a new men's course record at the 2024 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, cementing his legacy as a premier athlete in ultra-trail running.
On Friday, July 12, at 6 a.m., 146 runners embarked on the legendary Hardrock 100 in Silverton, Colorado. This renowned 100-mile race challenges participants with its 102.5-mile course, featuring over 33,000 feet of elevation gain and an average elevation of 11,000 feet. This year's race took the clockwise route, starting and ending in Silverton, passing through Telluride, Ouray, and near Lake City.
Transcend took place on Saturday, the 22nd of June, starting at Walyunga National Park, 45 minutes from Perth City in Whadjuk Country. The Transcend experience can be closely followed from afar like no other event in Australia, there is a live broadcast of the event on YouTube, with commentary...
Keira D’Amato, the former U.S. record-holder in the half marathon and marathon, has ended her long-standing coaching relationship with Scott Raczko to join Ed Eyestone’s elite training group in Provo, Utah. D’Amato and her family have relocated to Utah for the summer. While she will stay there through her upcoming,...
                   

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