Why Were So Many Running World Records Broken During the Pandemic?

Normally, on his long-run days, the twenty-seven-year-old marathoner C. J. Albertson would wake up excited. As an élite runner sponsored by Brooks, he is paid to run farther and faster than almost anyone else. But, one Sunday morning in late November, he woke up not wanting to run at all. Lying in bed, he began to rationalize why running outdoors didn’t make sense: the temperature was rising, and a semi-recent wildfire near Fresno, where he lives, made the air smoky. “And it wasn’t bad,” he clarified, “but it was smoky enough that it gave me an excuse.”

Motivation had never

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USA basketball draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Team USA will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.

The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years ago, found out their qualifying opponents Tuesday when the draw was held at FIBA headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.

It will also be the first major tournament for USA Basketball with Grant Hill as managing director. Hill is succeeding Jerry Colangelo in that role; Colangelo oversaw each of the last four Olympics for the U.S.,

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Swimming World September 2021 Presents – Golden Boy: Caeleb Dressel

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In this issue of Swimming World, read about Caeleb Dressel, Team USA’s golden boy who put on a show in Tokyo, netting five gold medals and two new world records. Also featured is our full coverage and photo gallery of the Tokyo Olympics; Our picks for men’s and women’s Performance of the Meet, Best Relay Performance, Best Individual Relay Performance, Biggest Upset/Surprise, Breakout Performer, Country On The Rise, and recipients of the Resilience Award; Carmel

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World number two Naomi Osaka loses in Cincinnati Masters third round

Naom Osaka made 41 unforced errors in the match

World number two Naomi Osaka suffered a surprise third-round defeat to Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann at the Cincinnati Masters.

The Japanese star, 23, lost 3-6 6-3 6-3 to the world number 76.

“I have high expectations of myself but there was nothing more I could do to win this match,” Osaka said.

Elsewhere, top seeds Daniil Medvedev and Ashleigh Barty are among the big names through to the quarter-finals in Cincinnati.

Russian world number two Medvedev beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-3 in the men’s draw.

He extends his winning streak

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Tokyo Olympics: Sydney McLaughlin smashes her 400m hurdles world record

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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The USA’s Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own world record with a sensational run as she took Olympic gold in the women’s 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Games.

McLaughlin, 21, powered down the home straight to finish in 51.46 seconds as she shaved almost half a second off the old mark to reel in compatriot and rival Dalilah

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Swimming | Olympics 2021: US men set world record in 4×100 swimming medley relay

The USA men’s team cleared up all doubts that have been recently raised about their superiority and won the gold medal in 4×100 medley relay at the Tokyo Olympics, as they set a new world record at 3:26.78.

The Americans have been dominating the 4×100 since it was included in the Olympics back in 1960 in Rome, except for the tournament that took place in Moscow in 1980 and was boycotted by the country.

Yet, their hegemony has been questioned in the last few years due to their struggles in recent World Championships, having lost to Great Britain

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Where In the World Are Swimming National Teams? Team Locations Ahead of Tokyo


  • Friday, July 22 – Sunday, August 8, 2021
  • Swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
  • Tokyo, Japan

With exactly two weeks remaining before the first day of swimming competition in Tokyo, teams are beginning to come together in their final preparations before the Games. While some countries like the USA have come together for a destination camp, others are headed straight to Japan.

Below is a list of the current locations of select national teams.

Argentina – Dubai

Delfi Pignatiello shared a series of photos of herself in Dubai and included a shot of

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Swimming world champion Michael Andrew say he won’t be vaccinated for Tokyo Olympics

Michael Andrew, the 2016 world champion in the 100-meter individual medley, has not received the COVID-19 vaccine and does not plan on receiving it in time for the Tokyo Olympics, he said during a pre-Olympics USA Swimming news conference in Honolulu on Thursday.

“I am not vaccinated. My reason behind it is — for one, it was in the last moment I didn’t want to put anything in my body that I didn’t know how I would potentially react to,” Andrew said, adding later that he does not plan on getting the vaccine in the distant future. “As an athlete

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Scottie Pippen’s Son Stuns the Basketball World With Controversial NBA Draft Decision

Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen is eager to watch his talented son follow in his footsteps and play in the NBA, but he’ll have to wait at least another year for that special moment.

Scotty Pippen Jr., Pippen’s son and the star point guard at Vanderbilt University, has decided to withdraw from the upcoming NBA draft and return to school for his junior year. It’s a rare decision for college players nowadays, but Pippen is willing to risk his future to improve his draft stock for 2022.

Hopefully, the decision doesn’t come back to bite him.

Scotty Pippen Jr. entered

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Nets-Bucks: Kevin Durant has finally, indisputably claimed title of best basketball player in the world

Kevin Durant played all 48 minutes in Brooklyn’s Game 5 upset victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. He was the first player to do so in a postseason game since LeBron James in 2018. It’s a fitting bit of trivia for Durant, who has spent practically his entire career chasing James for the unofficial title of greatest basketball player on Earth. It’s a race he famously acknowledged in a 2013 interview with Sports Illustrated

“I’ve been second my whole life,” Durant told Lee Jenkins. “I was the second best player in high school. I was the second pick

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