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Run to delay high cholesterol onset

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Want to hold off high cholesterol? Cardio exercise such as running may be the answer, a new study suggests…

A new study has shown that higher levels of cardio fitness may help delay age-related increases in blood cholesterol. The research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at the triglycerides, the most common form of fat ...  Continue reading

BBC announce Diamond League coverage

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Highlights of the 2016 and 2017 Diamond League seasons will be available to watch on the BBC.

Athletics fans will be pleased to hear BBC Sport has announced it will increase its TV coverage of all 12 international events, which will also be covered on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live. In a separate deal, the BBC will also show live coverage of the two ... 

Gatlin 'kicked out' by Beijing World Challenge

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Justin Gatlin flew home on the eve of the Beijing World Challenge, claiming the organisers of the event did not want him to compete.

The 33-year-old American, who has served two doping bans, was due to race in China on Wednesday. ‘They said “you better leave” and they kicked me out,' Gatlin told the press, as he left for the airport to fly home to Florida today. The news comes just days after Gatlin ran the ... 

Exercise in your twilight years to live longer

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Study shows exercise is as beneficial as giving up smoking for older men

A new study suggests we should continue running into our twilight years to live longer. According to new research by Norwegian scientists, men in their 70s and 80s who do half an hour of exercise six days a week are likely to live longer than those with a more sedentary ... 

Runner plans to topple Lake District 24-hour fell record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
27-year-old Adam Perry hopes to break one of the toughest fell running records in history.

Adam Perry from Sedbergh in Cumbria has high hopes to tackle over 77 peaks in 24 hours and set a new Lake District 24 Hour Fell Record in the process this June. The challenge sounds straightforward enough; simply scale as many summits as possible within the 24-hour time limit. In reality, ... 

Studies show protein boosts performance

By Amby Burfoot on in Training
Four new studies highlight the importance of protein in a runner's diet.

Fats and carbohydrates get all the attention, but protein - the tissue builder - is a nutrient runners should not neglect. Four recent papers are giving runners more reason to pay attention to their protein intake. They conclude that increased protein intake can decrease “cardiometabolic risk” (of heart attacks, diabetes, etc), ... 

Runner survives 24 hours lost in forest by drinking her own breast milk

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Susan O’Brien says she survived a night lost in the bush by drinking breast milk.

A woman who got lost during a trail race in New Zealand's Rimutaka Forest Park claims to have survived by covering herself in dirt and drinking her own breast milk, reports ITV.com. Susan O’Brien, 29, took a wrong turn during a 12.5 mile fun-run in Wellington, New Zealand and couldn't find ... 

Your weekend of running in pictures

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"This is my sis-in-law Jane Keighley on our 9.5 mile trail run from my house on Sunday morning around Wessenden Valley near Meltham, West Yorkshire." - Ally Young Continue reading

Lagat breaks Masters World 10K record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Bernard Lagat lowers Haile Gebrselassie's mark by 12 seconds.

Bernard Lagat continued to rewrite the masters record books on Sunday with a 27:48 10K at the Great Manchester Run, taking 12 seconds off Haile Gebrselassie's previous masters world 10K road mark, the IAAF reports. Lagat’s 27:48 also tied the American best for 10K on the roads, run by Mark Nenow ... 

Haile Gebrselassie retires from racing

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopian legend announces his retirement from competitive running.

The 42-year-old runner confirmed his decision to retire after Sunday’s Great Manchester Run. In his 25-year career Gebrselassie has claimed two Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship victories, set 27 world records and been one of the sport's greatest ambassadors. "I'm retiring from competitive running, not from running," Gebrselassie said in a ... 

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