The Doha 2019 World Championships is a year and two days away! The IAAF put this piece out to keep us updated on the next Outdoor World Championships, which will be held in Doha, Qatar. I have been going to Doha for nearly a decade (just missed 2018), and I had a blast. The local culture, art scene, food, is excellent. The added excitement of the World Championships will be a lot of fun! Stay tuned as we keep you updated on Doha 2019!

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The Reebok Boston 10K for Women is one of the most iconic events in the country. Formerly the Bonne Bell and Tufts 10k for Wromen, this race is one of the most important and one of the largest women's 10ks in the county. It is also nice to see Reebok, a long time running brand, which is returning to the sport, with fine product, two elite running clubs, and sponsoship of events such was the Reebok Boston 10K for Women. With 61 percent of new runners being women, this is a smart move for any brand that sees running as a key channel.

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This is Pat Butcher's piece on the potential reinstatement of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA). The reinstatement of Russia has many sides, and Mr. Butcher's column puts the doping issue in its proper perspective. The doping issue is not just a former Eastern bloc apparition. Pat Butcher has been writing on our sport for nearly six decades. Is he opinionated? Of course, does he have a historical perspective? Yes! And as I have said before, if you have more than a passing interest in athletics, please sign up for his blog at!

Russianflag.jpgRussian flag, by decision by WADA to reinstate RUSADA has had a huge response. The following statement is from the IAAF, who was the primary global federation to object rot the doping policies of Russia and ban them from the global sports wold. While the IOC must have been pleased by WADA's decision, they have a much bigger problem now: some very visible global federations who object to the WADA decision.

The WADA executive board voted 9-2 to begin the reinstatemnt of RUSADA this past week. The reinstatrement of the drug testing organization of Russia has had a huge response. This article fom Inside the Games is on how the IAAF and Paralympic movement are responding to the RUSADA decision.

Ue4LTu9yI7mxRq2n.jpgSebastian Coe, IAAF CEO, and Rune Andersen, head of IAAF Taskforce on Russia, photo by Getty Images/IAAF

We are posting new reviews of this season's top cross country racing shoes, as the coming weeks are huge for cross country sales. The four shoes that we are posting today are great shoes for the 580,000 high school boys and girls about to race this coming 2018-19 season.

UnderArmourChargedBanditXC.jpgUnder Armour Bandit XC Spikeless $100

This is the review of the Under Armour Bandit XC Spikeless $100, the primary Under Amour selection for xc racing , and a company that has a long tradition in making exciting cross country racing shoes. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: Under Armour Bandit XC Spikeless $100 . At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, please go to

Tuesday is all about the tempo run. Tempo helps you callous yourself and keep pace, especially in the middle of the races. This workout is key to your season development.

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Tuesday-warm up, Tempo Run, 20 minutes, run at 30 seconds per mile above current 5k pace, so if you race 5k at 6 minute pace, run this run at 6:30 pace. Run on track or measured road, cooldown

1281585_G08_W01.jpgSvein Arne Hansen, photo by EuroAthletics

The story on the WADA decision to reinstate RUSADA has been a big story. It continues and we will post several opinions, including one from WADA's Craig Reedie. Heres the comments by Svein Arne Hansen, EAA President:

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The 2018 Running Event is the most important event in the business of running in the year. It is a time to assess the year, look at 2019 and interact with the community. Big ideas happen in Austin, do not miss it!

This is week 2 of the 2018 HOKA One One Postal Nationals Fall Training. The racing gets harder as you get stronger. We have set up weeks, at request of many coaches, for two races a week.

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Monday, September 24, 2018-warm up, easy 50 minutes, 8 x150 meter stride outs, cooldown

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