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Nelson Mandela brought South Africa's runners out of the shadows

By News, Image by PhotoRun on in News
After his release, South Africa was in Olympics for first time in 32 years

Nelson Mandela, the revered Nobel Peace prizewinner who after 27 years in prison gained his freedom and became South Africa’s first black president in a newly post-apartheid era in 1994, believed “sport has the power to change the world … It has the power to inspire. It has the power ... 

New study questions 'healthy overweight'

By News on in News
Compared with normal-weight people, the heavier are at increased risk of disease.

When it comes to long-term health, sorry, but you probably can't have your cake and eat it, too. According to new research, recent suggestions that it's possible to be overweight or obese without increased health risks are wrong, and concepts such as "benign obesity" aren't supported by data. Writing in Annals of ... 

Review: Nike Road Machine sunglasses

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
Be prepared for that low slung winter sun...

I remembered precisely where my running sunglasses were at precisely the moment my eyes screamed themselves into slits against the glare of the autumn sun coming off Hampstead Ponds. And safely packed in the loft with all the other summer kit I wouldn’t consider sporting on a chilly November morning ... 

For beginners: Have I Reached a Training Plateau?

By Susan Paul on in Health
Training plateaus are not bad, they are a sign you need to change your plan.

Q: I have been running for about six months now and loving it. However, recently I feel stuck, like I'm going nowhere. I am not getting faster or any more fit. In fact, I almost feel like I'm going backwards. What's going on? - Steve A: When we begin running, we experience dramatic ... 

The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - pictures day five

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See the highlights from the final day of The Swisse Mark Webber Challenge

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The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - pictures day four

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The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - day five

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Here are the highlights from the last day of Kerry's Tasmanian adventure.

Day five of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge takes in the sight of Tassie‚Äôs capital city, Hobart. Starting at the summit of Mt Wellington lookout platform, the 5km run along the South Wellington track is spectacular but rough and steep. From there the competitors transition into a 10km mountain ... 

The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - day four

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Here are the highlights from day four of Kerry's Tasmanian adventure.

Day four of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge started with a steep 16km mountain bike leg up Mt Field which started at 100m above sea level and finished at 1000m above sea level. Once at the top, competitors set off for a 15km run leg along Lake Dobson and ... 

The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - day three

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Here are the highlights from day three of Kerry's Tasmanian adventure.

Day three of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge started with a 100m swim to shore in the chilli waters of West Strahan Beach. From there competitors transitioned into the first of three paddle legs around Long Bay, picking up check points at Risby Cove then back to West Strahan ... 

The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - pictures day three

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See the highlights from day three of The Swisse Mark Webber Challenge

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