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Ethiopian marathon runner dies in road traffic accident

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Help is urgently needed following a tragic accident in Ethiopia.

An Ethiopian marathon runner has died and five other runners have been seriously injured after their training group was hit by a truck while out running in Sululuta, just north of Addis Ababa, on Saturday. 25-year-old Ashagre Girma died at the scene and his teammates Damtew Tilahun, Tamrat Worku, Teshome Hailu and Ashebir are all recovering ... 

Why supplements aren’t as good as foods

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Study shows that beetroot juice is more than the sum of its nutrients.

I’ve written lots about the potential endurance-boosting effects of beetroot juice over the last few years. The secret to its powers, according to the research, is its high levels of nitrate. So why not just take straight nitrate (or, more specifically, a nitrate salt like sodium nitrate)? That way, you avoid ... 

Runner saves blind 80-year-old man after he falls in canal

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Neville Tyldesley was rescued by a passing runner after being discharged from hospital - can you help find him?

A runner in Manchester came to the rescue on Easter Monday after 80-year-old Neville Tyldesley plunged into a canal on Holland Street, the Manchester Evening News reports. Neville, who is blind and has dementia, had been discharged from the Manchester Royal Infirmary and sent home in a taxi, but ended up ... 

How can I run well on windy days?

By on in Training
We talk to Jo Pavey about how to tackle heavy winds in training.

How can I run well on windy days? Running in a group can help if you all take a turn at the front when running into the wind and the others draft behind. Or if you’re doing a solo out-and-back run along a relatively straight route, change direction more frequently. So ... 

Chafing at the bits

By John Carroll on in Events
Diary of an inefficient runner: the journey of RW's John Carroll towards London.

WEEK 1 Sunday 3rd January After recovering from a fairly nasty festive chest infection (self-diagnosed), I try to run six miles. I manage 5.2, going from 9:30 mile all the way down to a 10:36. I am wiped and wheezing afterwards, but console myself with the comforting thought that I am already ... 

How to achieve a runner's high

By K. Aleisha Fetters on in Health
Science reveals how you can produce more feel-good chemicals while running.

Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don't. But we always want it - and more of it. It's the runner's high, and when we are lucky enough to tap into it, our runs feel easy, exhilarating, even euphoric. But we aren't always that lucky, are we? Recently, researchers studied how the ... 

Fix those foot cramps

By Susan Paul on in Health
The causes are numerous, so beat the spasms before they strike.

Diane asks: I am suffering from muscle cramps in my feet after I run. Sometimes the cramps are in the arch of my foot and other times it involves my toes, too. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this? Historically, cramping has been thought to be because of ... 

The Daily Mile revolution

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Should every child in Britain run one mile a day? The Daily Mile revolution is taking the playground by storm and it's coming to a school near you soon.

A third of children in Britain are currently considered overweight or obese when they leave primary school. To tackle this issue, in 2012 a primary school in Stirling started encouraging all the children to run one mile a day. Four years on, the mile a day scheme has been so ... 

Paleo diet principles may help runners

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Recent research found that the Paleo diet isn't great for diabetes, but athletes can follow some of its guidelines for a well-rounded meal plan.

If you haven’t heard of the loved-by-some-hated-by-others Paleo diet, you’re probably living under a rock from the cavemen days. The premise of this diet is to go back to our caveman roots and eat as if we were still hunters and gatherers. This means nixing the added sugar, dairy, grains ... 

Gear pick of the week: Gaiam Restore therapy kit

By on in Gear
Upgrade your rehab routine with these heat-adjustable accessories.

Unless you have a sports massage therapist at your disposal (and the requisite funds to pay them), self-massage accessories such as the mighty foam roller are a lifesaver in heavy training weeks. This hot and cold therapy kit from yoga and lifestyle company Gaiam makes a worthy addition to any ... 

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