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Kenyan athletics chief to step down amid bribery allegations

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Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi wants to step down temporarily amid allegations he asked athletes for bribes to reduce doping bans.

Athletics Kenya's chief executive Isaac Mwangi has asked to step down for 21 days while world governing body the IAAF investigates bribery claims. The investigation will look into allegations that Mwangi sought bribes to reduce the doping bans of two Kenyan athletes who failed drugs tests, the federation said on Tuesday. The two suspended athletes Joy Sakari and Francisca ... 

ASICS launch search for Beat the Sun runners

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24 amateur runners will race to beat the sun around Mont Blanc this June.

ASICS has launched its annual global search for amateur runners to take part in their Beat the Sun challenge, which starts and finishes in Chamonix on June 21st 2016.  The event in Chamonix offers amateur runners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to team up with expert athletes in a unique relay race. The race ...  ... 

Key figure in Russian doping scandal dies of 'massive heart attack'

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Former head of Russian anti-doping agency Nikita Kamaev dies suddenly.

Russia's former anti-doping chief Nikita Kamaev has died of a heart attack aged 52. His death comes just two months after he resigned from his post with RUSADA, the agency at the centre of Russia's biggest doping scandal. 'The preliminary cause of death was a massive heart attack,' RUSADA said in a ... 

How good is your mobility?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Muscles that don't move through their full range of motion can lead to injury. Check your risk with this easy test.

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The latest strength training and running economy research

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Research finds resistance training has 'large, beneficial effect' on runners’ efficiency.

I was giving a talk on running science at Radford University in Virginia last week, and someone asked for my opinion on the age-old question of whether lifting weights helps you run faster. I offered my standard answer to all tricky questions ('Uh... it depends.'), because there’s really not a lot of ... 

Dad sets new pushchair half marathon record

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Calum Neff and his 11-month-old daughter Holland broke the Guinness World Record by more than two minutes.

Holland Neff, 11 months, was the first competitor to cross the finish line at Saturday’s Katy Half Marathon in Katy, Texas. She was followed closely by her father, Calum Neff, 31, of Houston, who set a pending stroller half marathon Guinness World Record of 1:11:27. Neff shattered the existing record of ... 

London Marathon co-founder John Disley dies

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Olympic steeplechase medallist and London marathon pioneer John Disley has passed away at the age of 87 after a short illness.

London marathon co-founder John Disley has died at the age of 87 after a short illness. Disley, from Corris in North Wales, helped create the first London event in 1981 alongside his friend Chris Brasher. The man responsible for designing the course, Disley was a successful athlete who took the bronze medal ... 

From sole to soul mates

By Annie Rice on in Community
A passion for running has put many a couple on the road to marriage.

The anniversary Fell runners Sarah Martin and Nick Charlesworth took their passion to new heights when they created a race, the Charlesworth Chase, to mark their nuptials. In the inaugural race, which took place on their wedding day in 2012, 108 runners tackled a five-mile course and 366m of climb. ‘We ... 

Q&A: Race training

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We put your running and race training questions to our expert panel.

Will I lose fitness if I run every third day instead of every second day? Not necessarily, but include intense workouts – they preserve aerobic fitness for one to three months even if you run less often. Make one or two weekly sessions intervals, fartleks, hill repeats or tempo runs. And ... 

How to strike the balance between life and performance

By Jonathan Dugas on in Training
A periodised approach to your training allows you to adjust your workouts and race goals to your life.

You’re a runner who races regularly, from 5Ks to half marathons, but you’re dissatisfied with your performances. You run almost every day, with an intense effort once or twice a week, and try to fit in a weekend long run. You’d like to be better, but you’re just not sure ... 

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