He hates the 26.2 and 13.1 bumper stickers and thinks running is just another way to fulfill people's "fulfill the look-at-me desire"l. He says, "Running a marathon is hard enough without also patting yourself on the back every step of the way."
"His official resume says he earned a master's in chemistry from Columbia University and a medical degree and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Université Libre de Bruxelles, but available official records don't indicate he submitted work at either University."
Jeptoo: “I have done enough in big city marathons and I now long to win an Olympic gold. If AK names me for the Commonwealth Games, I will honour the call."
He'll face Silas Kimutai, John Mwagangi and Peter Matelong. African double champion Gladys Cherono leads the women.
If the Kumamoto Castle Marathon in Japan is actually his next marathon, that will be a much longer than usual break for him between NYC and this.
"It is sad and the faster they tackle this problem the better."
2008 Tokyo Marathon winner Viktor Rothlin also pulled out of the Dec. 1st race.
Meb Keflezghi's coach Bob Larsen was among the inductees.
We've heard of beer at the post-race party, but this takes it to the next level.
As this UK writer argues, there is little probability of WADA actually doing that.
We got a couple laughs from this article which pointed out how in the last year WADA has gone from "frustrated" at Kenya's lack of investigation into doping to "very frustrated".
WADA presented their findings from their visit to Jamaican and said that JADCO was compliant with the WADA code.
The IAAF speaks up for minimum 4-year bans and fights possible loopholes in the current WADA code.
“Our conclusion is clear: while the stated objective of the new Code on penalties is to make longer – and specifically four-year penalties – the norm, there is a significant risk that the specific provisions of the Code will undermine and, in effect, work against the realisation of that goal. ... Athletics will do its part, but we believe there needs to be a collective responsibility of the global sports community to move not just rhetorically but in reality to four-year sanctions for serious violations."