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World Athletics on Friday released a revised 10-day track and field programme for the  2021 Tokyo Olympics, assuming it isn't canceled or delayed again, due to Covid-19.
“A number of things never added up with him from his story, how he randomly popped up at races, trained solo and at his age, was taking on the best in our sport who were 15-20 years younger,” Troop tweeted. “The constant replies were that he was a nice guy.” - Lee Troop
The 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, event organisers announced Monday. Due to be held on October 11, it was announced on Monday night that the Chicago event of 45,000 runners would not be staged “out of concern for the safety of event participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators”.
A three-year journey of heroism and burgeoning might on the road to the Tokyo Olympic Games by the internationally renowned Athlete Refugee Team has been captured in an emotionally-charged full length documentary feature considered to be the first production of its kind. The 90-minute film produced by On, the Swiss sportswear company and Hungry Man Productions, will be released on World Refugee Day to commemorate the more than 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.
There is a new podcast in town, brought to you by Sub-4 miler and Olympian, Jon Rankin, and his business parter and former collegiate distance runner, Bryan Green. Check out episode 8 where the two chat to athlete manager Merhawi Keflezighi.  
Kenya’s Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage has placed a one-month international travel ban on their athletes. On March 9, a letter was sent informing presidents of all Kenyan sporting organizations that their athletes will not be permitted to travel to international competitions for the “safeguard of the public and the country at large.”
Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) has set a new world record on the 5km this morning in Monaco. Cheptegei finished the Monaco Run 5km in a time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds and by doing so took an impressive 27 seconds of the previous world record set by Rhonex Kipruto (KEN) which stood at 13:18.
Mo Farah has withdrawn from The Vitality Big Half 2020 due to a minor Achilles injury sustained in training. Farah has won the event on the past two occasions and had been looking forward to racing another distance running great, Kenenisa Bekele (ETH), at this year’s race on Sunday 1 March.
Brett Robinson has broken the Australian half marathon record at the Marugame Half Marathon clocking 59:57. ⁣The record has stood since 1968, when Darren Wilson clocked 1:00.02 in Tokyo, Japan.  The performance pushes Michael Shelley, the two time Commonwealth Games Marathon champion out of the top-10, he now sits in 11th.
British Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah will begin his journey towards this year’s Tokyo Games by racing another of the all-time distance running greats, Kenenisa Bekele, at the 2020 Vitality Big Half on Sunday 1 March.
                   

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