Up To Speed

compiled by Christine Bishop

There were articles of tremendous importance in the field of running recently that deserve to be highlighted and detailed.  Enjoy reading about them in depth.  Also, if you want to keep up on the daily happenings in our sport, go to SportsSpyder.com, a news aggregator for running created by Dallas DeVries.

New World Marathon Record Set Getting Marathon Time Closer to 2:00!!!

A New World Marathon Record Almost Defies Description - The Atlantic

Marathon world record progression - Wikipedia

Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Marathon World Record at Berlin Marathon

2:01:39! Eliud Kipchoge Obliterates World Record In Berlin - FloTrack

 

Diane Leather First Woman to Set under 5 Minute Mile Record Dies

New York Times:

Diane Leather, 85, First Woman to Run Mile in Under 5 Minutes, Dies

The Washington Post:

Diane Leather Charles, First Woman to Break 5-Minute Mile, Dies at 85

Diane Leather - Wikipedia

Runners World:

Diane Leather Charles, First Woman to Break 5-Minute Mile, Dies at 85

 

Boston Marathon Changes Qualifying Times

Qualifying - Boston Athletic Association

Boston Marathon Changes Qualifying Times - Runner's World

The Psychology Behind the Obsession With Boston Marathon Qualifying Times

The B.A.A. Tightens Qualifying Requirements for 2020 Marathon

Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards - Wikipedia


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