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Haile runs his last race in Addis Ababa

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie joined 40,000 runners on home soil for his last ever competitive race at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Double Olympic champion and world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie ran his final race at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa last Sunday. 42-year-old Haile ran the final kilometre barefoot, finishing in a time of 32:48. 'I did this for Abebe Bikila, the father of running in Ethiopia and for the whole of ... 

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Splash out

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
The ultimate showstopper Christmas gifts for runners.

If your giftee’s cross-training routine needs a shake-up, this Rebounder is ideal. The mini trampoline offers a fun, low impact workout that’ll ring the changes from swimming or cycling. Used by athletes and physios across the country, the Rebounder is made from robust, quality steel to ensure it lasts. Not ... 

Usain Bolt vs. chicken nuggets

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
McDonald's Japan has announced the launch of a 48-piece Chicken McNugget box. We run the numbers on sprinter and nugget fan Usain.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt famously chowed down on around 100 Chicken McNuggets a day – roughly 1000 over his 10-day stint – simply because he didn’t like the Chinese food on offer. If he’s not big on Japanese food either, he’s in luck: McDonald’s Japan is launching ... 

Target 26.2 2016

By on in Community
An announcement from Runner's World regarding Target 26.2

After many years of smashing PBs and guiding runners towards new marathon goals, we’re taking a break next year from our Target 26.2 franchise. We want to make sure we can deliver the proper experience, coaching and results for all those wishing to take part, and that unfortunately just isn’t ... 

Can the cold slow you down?

By William O Roberts, MD on in Training
If it's hard to run fast, blame it on slick conditions - not chilly muscles.

During the winter months, it can feel like it's harder to get going in the cold. While it is true that a cold muscle cannot perform as well as a warm muscle, when you are running in cold conditions, your muscles are generally warm and warmed to performance level. Cold exposure ... 

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Stocking fillers

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Share the running spirit with these great gifts for under £30.

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a pair of socks, but make sure your giftee isn’t disappointed by wrapping up some Feetures this year. The socks are designed to fit your foot’s anatomy perfectly, with compression around the arch, a seam-free toe and cushioning in high impact areas. Complete with sweat-wicking material ... 

10 reasons to run when it's dark and cold

By Susan Paul on in Training
If you struggle to train in the winter months, here’s some motivation to get you going.

One of the hardest parts of winter running is simply getting out of bed and out the door. As soon as the alarm clock goes off in the morning, the mental discussion begins: get up or sleep in? Run or day off? Likewise, it is also difficult for those who ... 

What makes you sweat?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
New study finds the science behind sweating is not as straightforward as you'd think.

Some people sweat more than others. Go for a run with a group of people on a warm day, and the differences become obvious. But what determines these variations? Answers have traditionally focused on factors like body fat percentage (more fat insulates you and makes you overheat sooner) and aerobic ... 

DIY sports drink

By Pip Taylor on in Health
Don't waste money on expensive sports drinks - this DIY recipe from The Athlete's Fix is quick, easy and tasty.

Here’s an alternative to your regular sports drink - a little lighter and a lot more natural. The ratio of sugar and salt is based on the World Health Organisation’s recommendation for hydration solutions: 3.5 grams of carbohydrate per 100 millilitres, or a 3.5 per cent solution. The combination of ... 

How to get the whole family running

By Jeff Galloway on in Community
Introduce kids to running for a lifetime of healthy living.

Here's a true story: when I was 13, I was inactive, overweight and a poor student. My parents persuaded me to join my school cross-country team to get some exercise. The interactions and positive experiences I had while running changed my life. I had more energy, I was happier and ... 

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