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Vibram FiveFingers settles lawsuit

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A lawsuit, that alleged the brand at the forefront of the barefoot running boom made unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of its footwear, has been settled out of court.

Valerie Bezdek brought the class action suit against Vibram in March 2012 in Massachusetts, where Vibram’s US headquarters are located. Bezdek accused the footwear manufacturer of making deceptive claims by advertising that the footwear could reduce foot injuries and strengthen foot muscles, without basing those assertions on any scientific merit. In marketing ... 

Mo Farah set to race Bupa London 10K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Track great will undertake his sixth consecutive Bupa London 10K after finishing 8th in the London Marathon last month.

Mo Farah is set to return to the road for his sixth consecutive Bupa London 10,000 on May 25. It will be Farah’s first race since his marathon debut in London last month, finishing eighth with 2:08:21. Farah, who previously set the British record at the 2010 London 10,000 with 27:44, has ... 

The 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister sub 4min/mile

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Record your mile PB in memory of Bannister's achievement before the end of May for a chance to win great prizes.

Sixty years ago today a 25-year-old medical student by the name of Roger Bannister became the first man to officially break through the fabled four-minute mile barrier. With the help of two pacers, Bannister ran the mile around a cinder track at Iffley Road, Oxford in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds, ... 

Liliya Shobukhova prize money dilemma

By Matt McCue on in News
What happens to the winnings a banned athlete earned?

Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova received more than a million dollars in prize money between her three Chicago Marathon victories (2009-2011), one London Marathon win (2010), and two World Marathon Majors series championships (2009-2010 and 2010-2011). However, after the Russian Athletics Federation handed her a two-year ban this week for doping, ... 

More Commonwealth Games tickets to go on sale

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Get yourself up to Glasgow as more tickets go on sale

Date for your diary: On Monday 12 May more tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will go on sale, with an extra 100,000 tickets available across all 17 sports, from athletics and rugby sevens to badminton and weightlifting, as well as both the opening and closing ceremonies. The tickets will ... 

Wings For Life World Run - live stream

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Tune in live and watch all the races from around the world

If you're not familar with the Wings for life world race, it's an event taking place at the same time around the world, May 4th to be precise. The UK event starts at 11am at Silverstone Circuit and elsewhere in the world the race will start in 30 countries at ... 

#pumaraverun highlights: 30 April

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See this week's #pumaraverun winner

Our final weekly winner in our #pumaraverun competition goes to @iMoos, who sent in photos of a sunny early morning run through a picturesque Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Keep your eyes peeled next week when we’ll be revealing who’s won our big prize - £250 to spend on PUMA gear, plus the ... 

Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova banned for doping

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The second fastest female marathon runner in history has received a two-year doping ban from the country's athletics federation.

Russian Athletics announced yesterday that "abnormal haematological curves" have been found in Shobukhova's biological passport. Subsequently she has been stripped of all her results since October 2009 and suspended for two years. The 36-year-old's 2010 London Marathon title and three Chicago Marathon wins, including her 2:18:20 PB in 2011, will also be wiped ... 

Time for Chi (Running)

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can Chi Running improve your technique and reignite your run mojo in the process? Rhalou Allerhand investigates.

With a dozen halves, a few wholes and even a little ultra marathon under my belt, I’m technically a seasoned runner. But after tearing a muscle during a race last year, my running took a real nosedive. Despite countless physio visits and soul-crushingly painful massages that eventually got my wonky ... 

#pumaraverun highlights: 23 April

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See this week's #pumaraverun winner

April’s speeding away with itself, with just one more week to enter our #pumaraverun competition. This week’s winning photo comes from @Trevor_Tramp, with a picture of him running with his dog in St James’ Park in Newcastle – see the pic above. To bag a pair of PUMA Faas, plus the chance ... 

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