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The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - day one

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Here are the highlights from the first day of Kerry's Tasmanian adventure.

Mole Creek, TAS – Day 1 – The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge kicked off in Tassie’s Mole Creek today and there was plenty of action right from the start challenging the most elite competitors. Teams were surprised with a mystery activity at the start line and keeping true to its ... 

The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - pictures day two

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See the highlights from day two of The Swisse Mark Webber Challenge

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The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge - day two

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Here are the highlights from the second day of Kerry's Tasmanian adventure.

Day two of the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge started at the Cradle Mountain Chateau with the 78 competitors tackling the first of two mountain bike legs. The mountain bike leg took the competitors along Dove Lake where they transitioned into the first of two run legs which took them to ... 

Man with drug-resistant TB runs 10K

By News, Image byRaúl Silverio Carbajal/Socios En Salud on in News
Peruvian Carlos Cantaro thought to be first to do so.

A Peruvian man with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is thought to be the first with the condition to complete a 10K road race, which he did last month in 55 minutes at Lima's RPP Half Marathon and 10K. Carlos Cantaro, 27, started running when he was 12 and was, he says, a decent ... 

Suffering for success

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
It doesn't get easier, you just get faster.

Matt Fitzgerald has an interesting new article on pain tolerance and running that's worth checking out. In it, he describes the results of a classic 1981 British Medical Journalstudy (full text freely available) on pain threshold and pain tolerance in swimmers. What's the difference between threshold and tolerance? Threshold tells you when ...  Continue reading

Jamaica's entire anti-doping commission resigns

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The move follows complaints of less than aggressive drug testing.

Less than a month after World Anti-Doping Agency officials visited Jamaica to conduct what the nation’s minister for sport called an “extraordinary audit,” the entire board of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission and its chairman, Dr. Herb Elliot, have resigned. The board members will step down on December 31. As Continue reading ... 

Review: Little Women Sportsjock

By Annie Rice on in Gear
Little Women have launched a new sports range for the smaller chested women out there, we put it to the test.

Finding sports bras to fit the, ahem, smaller chested of us can be a complete nightmare. I for one often find myself sticking to crop tops and yoga wear, even though I know that wearing a decent sports bra is as important as choosing the right pair of trainers. In ... 

Alberto Salazar will be advisor to UK athletics

By News, Image by Victah Sailer / PhotoRun on in News
He's also tinkering with Mo Farah's form for the marathon.

Alberto Salazar, who took Mo Farah from the United Kingdom to Oregon and turned him into a double Olympic gold medalist and one of Britain’s biggest sports heroes, will become a consultant to UK Athletics, our national track and field and running federation, beginning in January. Salazar will ...  Continue ... 

Healthy diet linked to lower odds of depression

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Produce, whole grains associated with better mental health.

There's growing evidence that diet can affect the risk of developing depression. Although previous studies that looked at the effect of single nutrients have come to different conclusions, a new review of existing research suggests that, taken as a whole, people with more healthful diets have a lower risk of ... 

Boston Marathon adds entries for those most affected by bombings

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A few hundred invitational entries to be decided on basis of written applications.

The Boston Marathon will issue a limited number of invitational entries for the 2014 race for those who were most impacted by the bombings at this year's marathon, the Boston Athletic Association announced today. B.A.A. spokesman Jack Fleming told Runner's World US Newswire that "up to a few hundred" such entries would be accepted for next ...  ... 

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