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DBR- Butcher's Blog: Kenenisa Bekele, Fall Guy- January 25, 2017
Noted track journo Pat Butcher's provocative posting asks, "Did he fall, or was he pushed?"…
DBR- New Whistleblower Levels Charges Against Russia- January 24, 2017
A new investigative film from the German network ARD finds 1500 runner Andrey Dmitriev claiming that banned coaches are still plying their trade in his homeland…
DBR- Marathon Investigator Tells How He Catches Cheats- January 24, 2017
NBC Sports tells the tale of Derek Murphy, who "chases cheaters — armed with race data, finish-line photos, anonymous tips and an algorithm." His main targets: course-cutters and bib-swappers…
DBR- Putin "At The Heart" Of Russian Doping Scandal?- January 24, 2017
Keeping in mind that this story is from a tabloid, the former head of the Moscow lab has made some strong claims from his exile somewhere in the USA…
DBR- Coe Happy To Be Questioned By Parliament Again- January 22, 2017
The Committee says many questions remain unanswered, to which the IAAF head says after reviewing the recent proceedings, "I must say it is not clear to me at all what these unanswered questions are"…
DBR- 2016 IAAF Sanctions: Russia The Leader- January 22, 2017
The Sports Integrity initiative crunches the numbers on what came down the pike in the way of doping suspensions last year, with Russia's 36 leading 4 nations in double digits…
DBR- Tamirat Tola Sets Dubai Marathon Record- January 22, 2017
The Ethiopian ran 2:04:11 to clip 12 seconds off the course mark, but the much-heralded World Record attempt by a famed countryman fizzled as Kenenisa Bekele DNFed after falling at the start…
DBR- Which Collegiate Indoor Records Might Fall This Year?- January 21, 2017
Tyler Mayforth of the USTFCCCA analyzes 5 events in which he thinks the all-time standards are an endangered species…
DBR- 2017 Dubai Marathon Stats Preview- January 20, 2017
With WR chatter in the air as Kenenisa Bekele and a deep field of worthy opponents prep for Friday's clash by the Arabian Gulf, Ken Nakamura serves up a deep preview…