Australia running dead last in net zero emissions race

A week from now I’ll be heading to Glasgow for what may be the most important global gathering of our lifetimes. As we count down the days to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), I feel buoyed by the unprecedented surge in global action leading into this monumental event, but also daunted by the scale of the task still ahead. Most of all, I feel determined to help ensure Australia rises to the moment and plays its part in delivering a successful outcome.

If we’re to take just one message from

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National mountain biking race brings competition, tourism to Frederick | Economy & business

Before the sun had fully risen Saturday morning, hundreds of people gathered on Gambrill Mountain under a bright canopy of orange and yellow leaves, eyeing the nearby starting line with anticipation.

USA Cycling’s 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships drew about 230 competitors and hundreds more spectators to Frederick County this weekend. It was a solid opportunity for area businesses, said Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor.

“It’s exciting to bring people to Frederick who might not otherwise have a reason to get here,” he said. “If they come here for this, maybe they’ll come back here for something else.”

Competitors between

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Community gathers to mourn loss of Salem native who died after running a race

SALEM. Va. – The community comes together in honor of a local man who died at the end of a weekend race.

Salem native Andy Dalton suddenly died after he finished running a race on Saturday.

Monday morning, Run About Sports and Fleet Feet Roanoke hosted a community prayer in his honor at the Salem Red Sox stadium ahead of Health Focus 5 and 10K race.

“It’s great to come together in times like these when we face a lot of struggles and challenges and conflict out there. This is a kind of an event that we come together as

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Nike’s ‘super shoes’ spark race with Brooks Running and others to outfit the world’s elite runners

It should have been a perfect moment for Carson Caprara, head of footwear development for Brooks Running, when the company’s star athlete claimed bronze in the 1,500-meter finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Instead, there was a catch. The runner, Britain’s Josh Kerr, wore shoes designed by Nike. That’s because, amid the complications of COVID-19, Brooks had been delayed in developing a version of next-generation track spikes that are transforming the sport.

“It was so frustrating,” said Caprara, whose company let Kerr and other sponsored elites race in spikes from rival brands. “We’ve always responded for our athletes, every time. To

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Pocatello Pioneers eager to host first home mountain biking race at ‘Crazy Train’ | Local

POCATELLO — The Pocatello Pioneers won’t host their first ever home mountain biking meet until Oct. 2, but they’re already confident that the 5-mile course they call the Crazy Train will be among the most challenging loops in their league.

Due in part to the rigorous Pocatello-area trails on which they practice, team members have developed a reputation for excelling on the steepest climbs. It’s a trait that will come in handy when they race the Crazy Train, located on a private ranch within the city’s east bench.

Meets are big draws, requiring expansive staging areas for the 700 to

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Continental race begins as men’s Premier Basketball League gets date –

The 2021 Nigerian Men’s Premier Basketball League has been fixed for the 7th of September as the race for the NBA organized Basketball African League begins.

In a letter issued to clubs by the Federation Secretary, Mrs Bisi Afolabi-Oluwayemi, the teams will compete in the traditional Atlantic and Savannah conference formats.

In the Atlantic conference, 11 teams will converge on Lagos for the conference phase.

Defending Champions and Nigeria’s continental representative at the 2020 BAL, Rivers Hoopers, will hope to book a National Final 8 ticket when they face Kwara Falcons, Raptors, Police Batons, Ondo Raiders, Islanders Coal City, Impressions,

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Concord Running Standout, Fayetteville Native Off To Japan To Race In Paralympics

Fayetteville native Jonathan Gore qualified for the Paralympics that will be hosted in Japan in a few weeks. He’s ranked second in the world in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes behind fellow American and three-time Paralympic qualifier Jerryd Wallace.

He’s trained for the trials with Concord Track and Field Coaches Mike Cox and RJ Anderson for about two years.

Gore ran track for Concord University from 2013 to 2017.

“I always was a runner when I had both my legs,” Gore said. “But when I lost my leg, went to surgery, I was already ready to start running

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Britain’s Pidcock dominates Olympic mountain bike race

IZU, Japan (AP) — Tom Pidcock’s golden dreams were nearly dashed on a road in the French Pyrenees, where the British cyclist had been putting in some training in the weeks leading up to the mountain bike race at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 21-year-old multidiscipline star was going down a sharp descent when he was hit by a car, sending him catapulting over the vehicle and breaking his bike into two pieces. Pidcock was taken to the hospital and underwent a battery of tests, but escaped any internal injuries and the worst of the wounds was a broken collarbone.


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What It Takes to Run a Mountain-Ultra-Trail Race


Immediately after stumbling across the finish line of the 2019 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, the legendarily punishing mountain-ultra-trail event, 56 runners hobbled over to the National Ski and Mountaineering School in the French resort town of Chamonix. Waiting there was a team of scientists with a roomful of lab equipment to measure the precise physiological toll of their exertions. The problem: one of the tests required them to run on a treadmill for four minutes while their breathing was measured. Many of the super-fit ultrarunners couldn’t stay on the treadmill for that long, so the scientists altered the protocol on

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US Olympians Wilimovsky, Twichell, and Peirsol Race in Hawaii Open Water Swim

There were a pair of surprise entrants on Saturday at the Aloha Salads Summer Sprint 1 mile race at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Saturday: Tokyo 2020 Olympians Ashley Twichell and Jordan Wilimovsky.

Twichell and Wilimovsky are currently in Hawaii as part of the American training camp preparing for the upcoming Olympic Games. Team USA will soon depart for their final preparations camp in Tokyo.

But that’s not before two of the three Americans qualified to swim the open water 10km took on a quick trial race on the North Shore.

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