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London Marathon 2016 elite men’s field announced

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With five sub-2:05 and 16 sub-2:10 men in the elite field plus Brits battling it out for Rio, London Marathon 2016 is set to be a nail-biting race.

The world’s greatest male marathon runners will go head-to-head once again at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24th April, race organisers announced today. With an incredible five sub-2:05 and 16 sub-2:10 runners signed up, it's set to be a seriously speedy race. Following last year’s nail-biting finish, Kenya’s ... 

How good is your balance?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
See if your stability hits the mark with this quick test.

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4 healthy chocolate treats

By Ashley Gartland on in Health
Satisfy your craving for chocolate with a nutrient boost and no weight gain.

Chocolate-loving runners have had a lot to celebrate of late. In 2011, the University of Cambridge reported that eating dark chocolate can lower rates of stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease, thanks to antioxidants called flavonols. The same year, a study published in The Journal of Physiology found that moderate ... 

Can you commit to a marathon?

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Training for a marathon puts huge pressure on your body, mind and time. Consider the four questions below to see if you're ready.

Are you accustomed to running at least three days a week? Suddenly stepping up from one or two sessions a week – or none – to four in week one of your training plan is a bad idea, risking pain or injury. ‘Three runs a week is typically the minimum you’ll ... 

How to pace your mates like a pro

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Need a new running challenge? Learn how to pace your mates round their first big race and bask in the glory of their success.

If you’re a seasoned runner with a few marathons under your belt and a packed race calendar as integral to your year as Christmas and Hannukah, you may find yourself in a unique position. Once you’ve run all your desired distances and achieved your PBs, where does your running go? Of ... 

IAAF board were aware of Russian doping

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The second part of WADA’s report into the doping scandal reveals entrenched corruption in the IAAF.

Yesterday (14th January) saw the release of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s second report into the athletics doping scandal. The first report, released in November, determined that “there existed a consistent disregard for ethical behaviour and a conspiracy to conduct and conceal corrupt behaviour by particular highly placed members and officials of ... 

Seb Coe to CNN: "There is no cover up"

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IAAF president Seb Coe tells CNN's Amanda Davies that he recognises the seriousness of the athletics doping scandal and doesn't regret standing for presidency.

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London Marathon 2016 elite women's field announced

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With nine women in the elite field boasting sub 2:22 PBs and Brits battling it out for Rio, London Marathon 2016 is set to be a storming race.

Following an impressive debut last year, Tigist Tufa has confirmed she will be back to defend her title at the 2016 Virgin London Marathon. The second Ethiopian ever to claim the women’s title, Tufa performed a nail-biting sprint finish in the final three miles of last year’s race, beating two-time ... 

How strong is your core?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Put your core to the test.

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Advice for ageing athletes

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Training
Build your core and leg muscles to stay strong and steady over time.

Zandra asks: I am 81 and still love to run. I like to do half-marathons. But I am feeling increasingly ill at ease on the trail because I am getting slower and slower. It often feels that the trail is no place for old ladies. What do you think?  Good for ... 

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