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Long-distance running ability may be signal of desirable male genes

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Men with higher ‘reproductive potential’ are better distance runners, according to a new study.

Runners of a male persuasion, don't despair about those battered feet and missing toenails if you're trying to attract a partner - the ability to run long distances can indicate higher ‘reproductive potential’ and make you more attractive to women, according to a University of Cambridge study. The research, published in ... 

Bouncing back from an ankle sprain

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Training
How to maintain your fitness - and sanity - while rehabbing a common injury

A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament that holds two bones together. In your ankle there are three smaller ligaments on the outside (where most sprains occur as the foot rolls in) and one big ligament on the inside (where only about five percent of sprains occur). ... 

Get faster for your next half marathon

By Susan Paul on in Training
Add these speed workouts to your training for a quicker 13.1 miles.

If you've done your fair share of running and want to improve your time, speedwork is a great way to get you going faster. But adding intensity can increase the risk of injury, making it important to increase run intensity gradually. Try beginning your speedwork with one tempo run a week. This ... 

53-year-old man smashes world record for running 630-mile South West Coast Path

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Mark Berry completed the distance in 11 days, eight hours and 15 minutes.

53-year-old Mark Berry has broken the world record for running the South West Coast Path, finishing the 630-mile course in just 11 days, eight hours and 15 minutes. The challenging route, which runs from Studland Beach in Dorset to Minehead, is almost entirely off-road and features a total incline of 114, ... 

Will my race times improve if I quit smoking?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Quitting smoking may shorten your race times and extend your life.

Pat asks: I am very embarrassed to admit this, but I'm a runner who smokes about 10 to 15 cigarettes a week. I have recent PRs of 3:18 marathon, 1:32 half marathon, and a 19:02 5K. Would my times greatly improve if I stopped smoking? You are not the only runner ... 

GB sprinter Adam Gemili hits sub-10 second 100m

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Gemili ran 100m in 9.97 seconds but didn't qualify for record books due to wind assistance.

21-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili ran 100m in just 9.97 seconds at the Bedford International Games on Sunday (31st May), however the time didn't qualify for record books due to the wind assistance. A wind speed of 3.7 metres per second was recorded, with the UK Athletics Rules for Competition cut-off ... 

Should teens go the marathon distance?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Training
Advice for a young teenager who wants to run a marathon.

Hailey asks: I'm 13, and am going to turn 14 this year. Do you think I can run a marathon? So far, I've run up to 10 miles. The answer to your question has many variables, and it is difficult for me to give you an informed answer based only on ... 

VIDEO: Watch Harriette Thompson finish San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

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Harriette Thompson finishes the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 7:24:36.

See 92-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson finish the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and become the oldest woman ever to complete 26.2 miles in this incredible video from ABC 10 News. Read all about it here. Continue reading

10K advice for total beginners

By Susan Paul on in Training
Advice for new runners looking to increase mileage for a 10K

Before beginning any training regimen, I encourage all first-timers to meet with your doctor and discuss your goals. Next, find a training plan that works for you. Check out the Runner's World online Beginner 10K programme and see if that is a programme you can follow. It is always okay to ... 

92-year-old cancer survivor becomes oldest woman to complete a marathon

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Harriette Thompson finished the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 7:24:36.

92-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson has become the oldest woman to complete a marathon, after finishing the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds. Having battled cancer three times, lost her husband in January and struggled with an infected leg throughout training, Thompson overcame ... 

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