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6 easy steps to avoid stomach issues

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New paper outlines six strategies that can prevent nausea and pit stops for runners.

Bill Rodgers once quipped, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-loos than at the dinner table.” We are not surprised. Rare is the distance runner who hasn’t had some stomach or bowel distress during a race. And even though marathons aren’t often televised, there have been several famous ... 

Race report: Bupa London 10,000 2014

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Rhalou takes on the seventh annual Bupa 10K

Having heard great things about the race, I was delighted when adidas asked me to run the Bupa London 10K last weekend. The seventh edition of the central London event, it’s now a staple on the race calendar and has seen numerous celebrities tackle the six-mile route, including the mighty ... 

Weekend of running: 24th-26th May

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Your weekend of running in pictures

"This was my weekend, running in the Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon in Liverpool. Great organisation, fantastic route for culture and scenery, brilliant atmosphere and music, topped off with a free beer at the finish! Highly recommended." - Helen Continue reading

Alberto Salazar's advocates laser therapy to limit injury in his runners

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Nike Oregon Project coach believes laser treatment helps keep his runners healthy.

To help his runners reach their full potential, Alberto Salazar leaves few stones unturned. The coach of runners such as Olympic medalists Mo Farah and Galen Rupp uses altitude tents, anti-gravity treadmills, underwater treadmills, post-race workouts, strength coaches, sports psychologists, cooling devices, max speed training and more to keep his ... 

ASICS announce Outrun the Sun trail race

By Ben Hobson on in Events
The world’s best trail athletes attempt to circumnavigate Mont Blanc in one day

On June 21st, the longest day of the year, ASICS will be hosting a race for two teams of trail runners who will attempt to race against nature and ‘Outrun The Sun’. The athletes will have exactly 15 hours, 41 minutes and 35 seconds to circumnavigate Mont Blanc, the highest ... 

Rise of the running machines

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sprinting robot reaches speeds of up to 20mph using six rotating legs

Looking for a new pacer but none of your friends match up? Move over Mo Farah, a new sprinter is in town and this one can reach up to speeds of 20mph without even breaking a sweat. Created by scientists at Robotics Unlimited, a spinoff of the Institute for Human and ... 

Bekele and Dibaba claim victory at Great Manchester Run

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopians dominate over 10K distance during Sunday's race.

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele beat Kenya's Wilson Kipsang to victory during his British 10k road debut at the Great Manchester Run on Sunday. The 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder finished five seconds ahead of marathon world record holder Kipsang in 28 minutes and 23 seconds. Three-time Olympic champion Bekele was neck and ... 

Paula Radcliffe plans one more marathon in London in 2015

By News on in News
The world record holder plans to end on a high at age 41.

Paula Radcliffe, the world marathon record holder and a three-time winner of the London Marathon, plans for a return to the London race next April, hoping to “finish my career on my own terms,” as she told the International Business Times. Radcliffe, who also won the New York City Marathon three times, the Chicago Marathononce, and ... 

In praise of the 'Sprint Face’

By Joe Mackie on in News
RW deputy editor Joe Mackie praises a powerful force within running, the sprint face.

Ah, the pain, the striving, the will to triumph is carved into JT’s features here. Looking upon this truly magnificent example of the Sprint Face you can almost feel the burning in his lungs and rebellion in his quads. Yet something is driving him ever faster to the finish line, ... 

Diary of an injured runner #1

By Annie Rice on in Training
Being on crutches for six weeks has given Annie Rice a whole new perspective on being an injured runner, read about the journey so far.

Background story Six weeks ago my marathon ended abruptly at mile 24.6 (to be precise) with excruciating pain in my knee and an inability to stand or walk any longer. I didn’t finish the race. The tale of woe was all the more woeful as I was on for a 30 ... 

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