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The ankle: A user’s guide

By Annie Rice on in Health
Your ankle-protection plan should go beyond spotting potholes. Get clued up on how the muscles work and sidestep injuries.

HOW YOUR ANKLE WORKS ON THE RUN Your ankle both drives you forward and minimises impact forces. ‘When your foot hits the ground, the ankle’s dorsiflexion – when your toes move closer to the shin – acts as a kind of shock-deferral device,’ says physiotherapist Paul Hobrough of Physio and Therapy. ... 

The solution to obesity

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
It’s simple: just follow these 67 steps.

I’m kidding. I don’t have “the solution” to obesity, but I’ve been thinking recently about how we frame the debate about solutions. This was sparked in part by a New York Times article by Anahad O’Connor earlier this week about a new Coca-Cola-funded nonprofit called the Global Energy Balance Network, “which promotes the ...  ... 

Jo Pavey set for retrospective 10,000m bronze medal?

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse, who took the 10,000m silver at the 2007 World Championships, is under investigation for doping.

GB long distance runner Jo Pavey may be set to retrospectively receive a World Championship bronze medal, following the announcement that Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse is under investigation doping after her samples tested positive for a banned substance. Abeylegesse took the 10,000m silver in Osaka’s 2007 World Championships, with Pavey landing fourth ... 

How to cope with post-long run cold sores

By William O Roberts, MD on in Health
Run down? If you suffer from cold sores after your long runs you may be pushing yourself too hard.

Do you suffer from post-long run cold sores? These are caused by a herpes virus and tend to occur in about the same spot - on or near the lips - with each outbreak. The skin can break out in small blisters, which can feel tingly or painful. The blisters usually ... 

Running injuries in shoes and barefoot

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A prospective study searches for answers in the ongoing debate.

Judging from all the arguments about it, barefoot running seems to be (as Homer Simpson said about alcohol) the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems. But does going barefoot really reduce your risk of injury? The few studies that have attempted to answer this question have tended to be ... 

Is there a best way to lose weight?

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Which is ideal for shedding pounds - running or lifting? A recent study may have the answer.

If the reason you exercise is to lose weight, you may have wondered which type of exercise will give you the best results: endurance training (like going for long runs) or strength training (like lifting weights).A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that combined with a reduced ...  Continue reading ... 

IAAF re-testing strategy reveals 32 more athletes with 'adverse findings'

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The IAAF re-testing strategy has uncovered 32 more suspicious blood test results from Helsinki 2005 and Osaka 2007.

The International Association of Athletics Federations has released a statement revealing their long-term storage and retesting strategy has led to disciplinary action against a further 28 athletes. The news comes just days after German TV station ARD questioned the IAAF’s anti-doping efforts in a controversial documentary alleging widespread doping between 2001 and 2012. The IAAF ...  Continue ... 

Nick Symmonds to miss World Championships over kit row

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
American 800m runner Nick Symmonds has been left off the US squad for the World Championships following a disagreement over training kit.

American 800m runner Nick Symmonds has been excluded from the US squad for the World Championships after refusing to sign a mandatory USA Track and Field (USATF) contract forbidding athletes from wearing anything but Nike kit. On Sunday Symmonds tweeted, 'I just received word from USATF that I have been left ... 

How to add race simulation long runs to your marathon training

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
These taxing workouts are best reserved for experienced marathoners looking to improve their finishing times.

I’m training for my first marathon and have heard that adding race simulation long runs to my plan will help. What is the difference between a long, slow run and a race simulation run? Should both be part of my training? - Jake Welcome to the wonderful world of marathoning, Jake. This ... 

Blood test leak: 29% of London Marathon winners may have doped

By Georgia Scarr on in News
29% of London Marathon winners have had suspicious blood results since 2003, according to the Sunday Times.

A Sunday Times report released yesterday (9th August) has claimed that almost 30% of London Marathon winners since 2003 may have doped to improve their performance. Seven winners of the men's and women's races over the last 12 years recorded suspicious blood scores, revealed by last week's leak of 12,000 ... 

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