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How elite athletes improve their mental strength

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Top runners share the psychological strategies they use to get the most from themselves in every race.

1/ Learn from disappointment Amby Burfoot: Winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon, RW US editor at large ‘One of those things that running teaches you is that there is disappointment. Once you get to a certain level of high achievement, you are much more likely to lose a race than win it. ... 

From Russia with love: Is ‘sorry’ enough to lift the Rio ban?

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Russia has apologised for cheating, but should they be allowed to compete in Rio?

In an article published in The Sunday Times last weekend the Russian sports minister apologised for the doping scandal surrounding the country. Vitaly Mutko said Russia is 'ashamed' of its cheating athletes and maintains he is committed to ensuring the sport is 'clean and fair'. Mutko went on to argue that maintaining the ban for the ...  ... 

Night of the 10,000m PBs

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Cheer on the England Athletics 10,000m championships from the sidelines for free.

Athletics fans will be excited to hear you can watch the England Athletics and British Athletics 10,000m Championships action unfold up close and personal this month. On Saturday 21st May athletes will do battle to become British and English champion and secure places for the 10,000m at the Rio Olympic Games ... 

Rob Young attempts fastest crossing of the USA

By Ben Hobson on in News
Marathon man plans to run 3100 miles in less than 46 days

This month, Rob Young aka Marathon Man UK is attempting the fastest crossing of America on foot. To beat it, Rob has to run across the USA faster than Frank Giannino Jr did back in 1980 - a feat that no runner has been able to achieve since. That’s 3100-odd ... 

Win New Balance trainers and t-shirts!

By Runner's World x New Balance on in Training
Share your everyday running achievements using the hashtags #RWxNB and #Iamthecompetition and you could win New Balance gear

We've teamed up with New Balance to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to celebrate their achievements. Whether you've just smashed your 10k PB, completed your first ever triathlon or simply managed to squeeze a 20-minute circuit into your lunch break, post your messages on Twitter or Instagram using ... 

Nicky Spinks completes double Bob Graham Round in record time

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Spinks beat Roger Baumeister’s previous record for the 132-mile race.

Running news this weekend has been dominated by the incredible feat of Nicky Spinks and her completion of the Double Bob Graham Round, setting a new record time of 45 hrs 30 mins. She beat Roger Baumeister’s previous record, set in 1979, for the 82-peak challenge by over an hour. A ... 

Am I really a runner?

By Susan Paul on in Community
All beginners want to know, at what point do you become a real runner?

This may seem like a silly question, but one that needs answering. I started running 37 weeks ago (I have a training log). So far, I have run two 5Ks, a 10K and two half-marathons (training for my third half in June). My fastest 5K was 25:25 and I am ... 

Race report: Run Hackney 2016

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Rhalou takes on 13.1 miles of sunshine at the third edition of the Hackney Half Marathon.

For the third instalment of the Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 8th May, I joined 11,899 runners in Hackney Marshes for a 13.1-mile race around the streets of East London. Fast making a name for itself on the event circuit, the race route takes in the sights of the leafy borough, passing through green ...  ... 

How accurate is your activity tracker's calorie count?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
New study compares 12 wearable devices to “gold standard” calorie measurements.

We used to wonder how accurate the calorie count on treadmills and ellipticals was. (The answer: not very.) Now we have more sophisticated devices that track our every move, but the question is still the same: how much can we trust the numbers? Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Health and ... 

One key move: Rhythm bounces

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Put a spring in your step with this simple move.

This drill helps reduce ground contact time and develop elastic recoil. Jump on the spot, travelling less than an inch off the ground and jumping as fast as possible, as if there were hot coals on the ground. Use maximal ankle range, keeping the knees and hips ‘stiff’. Do three ... 

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