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Salomon Running TV - Mt. Marathon

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One of the hardest 5K races in the world. Looks like fun!

Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race ... 

Blind sport charity celebrates 40th birthday

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Metro Blind Sport opens the door to sport for visually impaired people and hopes to find UK's first blind Olympic runner.

Having seen its 40th Athletics Open this weekend, London-based charity Metro Blind Sport is now on the lookout for young blind runners to reach the Olympics, competing alongside non-visually impaired athletes. This is inspired by athletes such as American Marla Runyan, who competed in the 1500m at the 2000 Sydney ... 

6 berries to boost your running body

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Berries are packed with health-boosting nutrients. Kirsten Hartvig, runner and author of Healing Berries, picks six of the best.

1/ Strawberries Research has shown that strawberries can strengthen the body’s inherent self-healing capacity, neutralising the actions of free radicals and counteracting the effects of low-density lipoproteins in the blood, thus limiting plaque build-up in the arteries. They also contain chemicals that protect against sun exposure. Want to get your strawberry fix ... 

Are sports supplements “gateway” drugs to doping?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
If a pill’s benefits are in your head, will you be more or less likely to use it?

In 2013, Susan Backhouse of Leeds Metropolitan University in Britain published an interesting anonymised study looking into attitudes toward doping among university and international athletes, and how they related to the use of legal sports supplements. The key finding was that the athletes who reported using nutritional supplements were also more than three-and-a-half times ...  Continue reading ... 

Running for redemption? Inside a prison half marathon

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To the inmates of America’s Oregon State Penitentiary, where a pioneering programme allows them to run and race, the wall is much more than a metaphor. RW’s Michael Heald gets inside an extreme illustration of the redemptive power of running.

When the first inmates arrived at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) back in 1866, it did not have a wall. Prisoners were instead fitted with an unforgiving iron ankle shackle, and anyone who tried to run in the ‘Oregon Boot’ wasn’t going anywhere fast. A 14-foot wall was later built. ... 

How to train for a flat race course

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
If you’re accustomed to ups and downs, you need to prepare your muscles for the repetitive stress of pancake-like terrain.

I live in a very hilly area, but I’ll be racing on a very flat course this fall when I run the Chicago Marathon. Should I train any differently to prepare? Running hills is a definite asset in developing strength and fitness. However, it is wise to modify your training plan to ... 

How to become a morning runner

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Make morning jaunts a habit.

You meant to log five miles today, but with family, work and social obligations, it just didn’t happen. Or perhaps you find evening runs disrupt your digestion or your sleep. The solution: put running first on your agenda. ‘People who start to run early in the morning get hooked on ... 

How to deal with an annoying running partner

By Susan Paul on in Community
Don’t let negative self-talk ruin your run.

My running partner complains before every run. We meet up in the mornings, and the excuses start as soon as he gets out of his car. They range from not sleeping well, to his back hurts, to a bad week at work, to the time of day and so on. This starts runs ... 

How to make strength and cross-training work for you

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
You know it's good for your running, it's just finding a way that fits with your routine.

Ramp up your strength work Building muscle improves your health, reduces injury risk and, according to a review in the journal Sports Medicine, improves your running performance. In 26 studies of endurance athletes, strength-training programmes (either plyometrics or heavy weights) boosted fitness, increased efficiency and reduced runners’ times in 3K and ... 

7 things to remember when taking up swimming as a runner

By Georgia Scarr on in Training
Whether you want to take on a triathlon or just up your cross-training game, bear these tips in mind when you return to swimming.

You may have smashed out lengths at swimming galas as a youngster and enjoy a leisurely dip on holiday, but when it comes to the thought of tackling anything more that whole swimming lark seems a lot more intimidating. However, don’t let your reservations hold you back – we got ... 

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