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Pyongyang Marathon bans foreign runners from racing

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Officials say ban is due to fears of the Ebola virus.

The Pyongyang Marathon announced last week it will not permit foreigners–amateur or professional–to participate in the race, citing concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, Reuters reports.  North Korea has banned all non-Korean tourists from visiting the country since October 2014, despite being thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak ...  ... 

The world's first edible wearable race banana

By Alison Wade on in News
Japanese device displays time, heart rate, inspirational messages, and can be eaten post-race.

There appears to be a race to see who can come up with the most bizarre running-related contraption. Exhibit A is the Tomatan, designed to make it easier to eat tomatoes on the run. Exhibit B is a wearable banana, designed by Dole Japan, one of the race’s sponsors. The banana displays ... 

Genzebe Dibaba sets new 5000 metre world indoor record

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Ethiopian adds 5K mark to her 1500 metres, 3K, and 2-mile world records.

Cementing her reputation as one of the best indoor distance runners of the 21st century, Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba has set a new 5000-metre indoor world record. She ran 14:18.86 at the XL Galan meet in Stockholm last Thursday, taking more than 5 seconds off the previous record held by fellow Ethiopian Meseret ... 

Kenya's Mumbi Muraga receives two-year drug ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
More doping trouble for Kenya

Julia Mumbi Muraga of Kenya, the 2014 Cologne Marathon winner in 2:28:00, has tested positive for the blood booster EPO and been banned for two years by Athletics Kenya, Reuters reports. The German Anti-Doping Agency reported the positive test, stripped Muraga of her title, and named Ethiopia’s Shasho Insermu, who finished more than seven ...  ... 

Mo Pain, Mo Gain - Strength training with Mo Farah

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A selection of key moves from Farah’s strength and conditioning regime

This steps make up Mo's hour long strength and conditioning sessions. Do ten reps of each, see how that feels and then repeat. You'll soon feel the burn! Gym ball windscreen wipers Hold the ball using your ankles and rotate through your core to lower it to the floor, both sides.  Continue ... 

Mo Farah breaks the 2 miles world record in Birmingham

By Ben Hobson on in News
Mo Farah smashes Bekele's record running 8:03.40

Double Olympic, World and European champion Mo Farah set the track alight at the Birmingham Grand Prix at the weekend, silencing critics with a dominant display in the men's 2 miles. This was Farah's first race of the year having spent several weeks training in Ethopia and the hard work is ... 

When to worry if your calf muscles spasm

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Whether runs are short or long, sometimes your muscles don't stop firing.

Do your muscles still spasm after a run? This is most likely muscle fasciculation, where the voluntary muscle units are randomly firing and not under the usual central nervous system neurologic controls. Voluntary muscles generally contract when you ask them to, as in running, and not at rest. This can occur ... 

ASICS launches "Its A Big World. Go Run It"

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It may be an ad campaign, but the latest video from ASICS does make us want to run...

It's hard to watch the new ASICS video and not immediately want to put your shoes on, go find as many other runners as you can and scale a mountain, so it's worth giving it praise for that and for not just being another shoe advert.  The video was shot in ... 

8 great podcasts for long runs

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Need a little distraction on your long runs? Try one of these 8 podcasts to keep your thoughts occupied and your feet pounding the streets.

Long runs provide the perfect opportunity to explore your surroundings, get lost in your thoughts or solve complex mathematical equations (if you’re that way inclined). But for even the most ardent fans of solitude, once you’ve enjoyed the beautiful sounds of nature or listened to your favourite disco mix a ... 

Study shows marathon training is good for runners' hearts

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
To cardiologists unearthed positive results from 18 weeks of marathon training.

A new study–the first to look deeply into heart-related changes that result from typical midpack marathoner training–provides much good news for runners logging 25 to 30 miles a week. The study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging was conducted by cardiologist Aaron Baggish, M.D., and colleagues in Boston. Baggish, ... 

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