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Rise of the running machines

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sprinting robot reaches speeds of up to 20mph using six rotating legs

Looking for a new pacer but none of your friends match up? Move over Mo Farah, a new sprinter is in town and this one can reach up to speeds of 20mph without even breaking a sweat. Created by scientists at Robotics Unlimited, a spinoff of the Institute for Human and ... 

Bekele and Dibaba claim victory at Great Manchester Run

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopians dominate over 10K distance during Sunday's race.

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele beat Kenya's Wilson Kipsang to victory during his British 10k road debut at the Great Manchester Run on Sunday. The 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder finished five seconds ahead of marathon world record holder Kipsang in 28 minutes and 23 seconds. Three-time Olympic champion Bekele was neck and ... 

Paula Radcliffe plans one more marathon in London in 2015

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The world record holder plans to end on a high at age 41.

Paula Radcliffe, the world marathon record holder and a three-time winner of the London Marathon, plans for a return to the London race next April, hoping to “finish my career on my own terms,” as she told the International Business Times. Radcliffe, who also won the New York City Marathon three times, the Chicago Marathononce, and ... 

In praise of the 'Sprint Face’

By Joe Mackie on in News
RW deputy editor Joe Mackie praises a powerful force within running, the sprint face.

Ah, the pain, the striving, the will to triumph is carved into JT’s features here. Looking upon this truly magnificent example of the Sprint Face you can almost feel the burning in his lungs and rebellion in his quads. Yet something is driving him ever faster to the finish line, ... 

Diary of an injured runner #1

By Annie Rice on in Training
Being on crutches for six weeks has given Annie Rice a whole new perspective on being an injured runner, read about the journey so far.

Background story Six weeks ago my marathon ended abruptly at mile 24.6 (to be precise) with excruciating pain in my knee and an inability to stand or walk any longer. I didn’t finish the race. The tale of woe was all the more woeful as I was on for a 30 ... 

10-year-old sets new single-age half marathon world record of 1:37:15

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
School boy beats his parent’s half marathon PB and breaks world record in the process

On May 3 at the Wisconsin Half Marathon in the US, 10-year-old Noah Bliss beat his dad by two minutes and broke a world record for his age bracket in the process. The fastest runner under the age of 19 by more than two minutes, Noah set a new single-age ... 

Pavey wins UK 10,000m title

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Great Britain distance runner Jo Pavey qualifies for European Championships

In her first race since finishing seventh twice at the London Olympics and giving birth last September, Jo Pavey won the UK 10,000m Championships in Highgate on Saturday. Coming in at 32:11, the 40-year-old distance runner from Devon was well inside the 33-minute qualification time for Zurich and also took more ... 

6,000 tackle world's longest assault course

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Participants enjoy a Dirty Weekend in Lincolnshire with a 20-mile obstacle course

Set in a lavish 16th century Elizabethan country estate, Rat Race Adventure Sports transformed the grounds of Burghley House into a ginormous obstacle course for one big Dirty Weekend. With no less than 20 themed zones over 20 miles of land, 6,000 daredevils had to tackle 200 obstacles before completing the ... 

Mo Farah set to compete at Commonwealth Games

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete for England at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Mo Farah ended months of speculation and announced on Twitter on Monday night that he will compete in Glasgow's upcoming Commonwealth Games. He added: "Haven't decided which events to compete in: 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m. Will let you know as soon as I decide." After coming eighth in April's London Marathon, Farah, 31, ... 

Study shows strong hamstrings improve running economy

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research indicates that your quad strength and hamstring strength should be equal.

Distance runners have always known they need not look like super-muscular sprinters or body builders. Bulging muscles don't improve performance; they make you big and bulky when you want to be lean and mean. Still, moderate strength training remains popular and recommended for distance runners because it can increase power and ... 

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