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Grunewald reinstated as 3000m winner

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Jury of Appeals overturned original ruling following enhanced video evidence

Gabriele Grunewald has been reinstated as the 2014 USA Indoor women's 3000 metre champion, the USA Track and Field has announced. Grunewald will represent Team USA at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships on March 7-9 in Sopot, Poland. She will be joined on the US squad by Shannon Rowbury. The race ... 

Heel landing beats midfoot strike in new study

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First research of its kind investigates running economy of 1:10 half marathoners.

Usain Bolt doesn’t worry about his running economy. He powers off his forefeet to generate as much speed as possible for just 10 to 20 seconds, then he gets to stop and recover. Oxygen use doesn’t concern him. On the other hand, marathoners strive for a high economy - that is, ... 

Royal Park Foundation Half Marathon ballot opens today

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Register today for your chance to bag a place in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2014.

Enter the ballot here between now and Wednesday 5 March and you could be joining 15,999 other runners on the start line in Hyde Park this October. It's the only race in the world where you will get the opportunity to run through four historic royal parks, past two royal palaces, the ... 

Government suggests using running as punishment

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sign the petition today to overturn Michael Gove’s plans to make running a punishment in schools.

Despite the current lack of physical activity participation in UK schools, Michael Gove has issued guidance for meting out “traditional punishments” for pupils’ misbehaviour, including suggesting ‘running around a playing field’ as an acceptable chastisement for disobedient kids. The Department for Education Advice for Behaviour and Discipline in Schools recommends, 'When ... 

How to avoid injury on the treadmill

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Stay fit and healthy while running indoors.

Tera Moody, 34, is coming off one of the strongest years of her racing career. In 2013, she set personal bests in the 8-K, 10-mile, and 25-K distances and tied her 5-K PR. Her secret weapon: the treadmill."It's been absolutely huge," says Moody, a 2:30 marathoner in Boulder, Colorado, ...  ... 

Tokyo Marathon 2014

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This weekend saw two course records at the 8th annual Tokyo Marathon

2014 is Tokyo’s second year as a World Marathon Major and it's already proving to be a very popular addition to the calendar with over 36,000 runners lining up at the start line on a cool and cloudy day in Japan's capital.  It seems these conditions proved perfect for Kenya’s Dickson ... 

Follow the healthy heart diet

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What to take out of your pantry, and what to stock, to keep your ticker going strong for years to come.

In the game of life, there are already so many sacrifices one is forced to make. This is especially true for anyone wanting to shed pounds or eat healthier. This week, as we focus on love and--in my mind--heart health, here's a list of foods that should be making their ... 

Get fit and increase your pain tolerance

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After just six weeks of moderate workouts, new research shows people got tougher.

If you want to toughen up, you could take extreme measures, such as sitting in an ice bath or sauna for increasingly long times. Or you could just go for a run, suggests new Australian research. Previous research has indicated that endurance athletes can have higher pain tolerance, but not a ... 

Increase your protein and run like a pro

By News on in Health
Runners need more protein, more often, and for more reasons than non-athletes.

Compared with sedentary people, runners need a lot more protein. If you run an hour most days, you need about .6 gram of protein per pound of weight (run more and your needs go up), compared with .36 gram for couch potatoes. That means a 150-pound runner requires 90 grams ... 

Running after dark: optic flow and perceived effort

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Why running in the dark feels harder

If you recently did a hard workout in the dark, and found that hitting your normal times was harder than usual, don't worry, you haven't become a head case. Nor are you suddenly in worse shape. You were merely experiencing the effects of fast optic flow, similar to several runners ... 

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