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Guide to the 2015 World Championships

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Times when to watch and who to watch in Beijing...

The biennial IAAF World Championships are the most important global track and field competition outside of the Olympics. The championships commence in Beijing with the men’s marathon on Saturday morning (early Friday morning in Great Britain). Here is what to look for in the middle-distance and distance events, as well the ...  Continue ... 

Should runners give blood?

By William O Roberts, MD on in Health
Is it safe for runners to regularly donate blood - including the double red blood cells?

It is almost always safe to donate blood, and the nation’s blood supply depends upon regular donors to help those in need. It just may not always be prudent for a runner to donate close to a big race or hard workout, since red blood cells contain the haemoglobin protein ... 

9 ways to keep running as you age

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Hard, sensible training and loving sport have given 41-year-old Jo Pavey a long, successful career. Check out her tips to stay on form.

1. Mix up your training If you avoid aspects of training because you think you’re too old, you’ll run old. If you stop doing speed work you’ll get slower, and if you stop doing long runs you’ll struggle with longer distances. Also, consider track training to maintain dynamic running ability, but ... 

Take on time trials

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Test your fitness (and build some) with a time trial.

A week before his legendary race, Roger Bannister ran a three-quarter-mile time trial: "I felt that 2:59.9 for the three-quarter mile in a solo training run meant 3:59.9 in a mile race," he recalled. He ran exactly 2:59.9, giving him the confidence he needed to break four minutes. While coaches often warn ... 

6 common GI issues and how to fix them

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Don’t let stomach trouble sideline your running.

If you’re like most runners, you have at some point experienced mid-run stomach trouble that forced you to cut short a workout or even a race. So what’s going on? When you run, your body diverts oxygen and blood from your gastrointestinal (GI) tract to your muscles. This limits your ... 

VIDEO: Swiss athlete runs five 4000m peaks in under 8 hours

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26-year-old Andreas Steindl, an alpinist and Adidas athlete, has completed a 30.66k run from Zermatt to Saas-Fee in Switzerland. The route saw him take on five 4000m peaks and finish in an incredible 7 hours, 45 minutes and 44 seconds. Continue reading

Paula Radcliffe against athletes releasing blood data

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GB long distance runner Paula Radcliffe spoke out about the issue in an interview with the BBC.

Paula Radcliffe has expressed concerns over athletes releasing their blood data to the public. The 42-year-old, who has won London Marathon three times, told the BBC that the data could easily be misinterpreted and even used to inform athletes looking to manipulate the system. Her position is in line with ... 

Sebastian Coe named new IAAF president

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The former 1500m Olympic champion beat Ukranian former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka for the role.

Lord Sebastian Coe has been elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 58-year-old Coe, who took 1500m gold at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, was voted in over Ukranian former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka with 115 votes to 92. Coe had been a vice president of the ... 

Mojo rising: How to cope with loss of motivation and overtraining

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Lost your running mojo? Fear not: it’s okay to take a break from running when your body tells you it needs to stop.

After a successful marathon season, many of you will be full of energy and looking forward to your next race. But while the majority will be on good form, a few of you may be less than enthralled about your running. Perhaps you feel tired and unmotivated, or maybe you’ve ... 

VIDEO: WADA may consider banning entire countries in doping battle

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In an interview with CNN, WADA president Sir Craig Reedie suggested banning countries for doping offences may be required.

In light of the recent athletics doping scandals, World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie has suggested that banning entire countries for doping may be considered by the organisation. Speaking to CNN's Christina Macfarlane, Reedie said "In a sense the fact that [banning countries] is discussed as a potential sanction ... 

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