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British ultra runner to attempt new 12-hour treadmill world record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Ultra runner Susie Chan will attempt to break one of the toughest indoor records in running this weekend.

Ultra runner Susie Chan hopes to set a new 12-hour world record on the treadmill this weekend. The 40-year-old mum of one from Farnham, Surrey will take on the challenge this Saturday 30th January. With the help of Kingston University, Susie hopes to run over 67 miles for 12 hours non-stop, ... 

GB athletes face anti-doping contract

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Athletes may be asked to sign a pledge waiving their right to GB selection and forfeiting their career if they are caught doping.

All British athletes may be asked to sign a pledge agreeing to forfeit their Team GB career if they are ever convicted of a serious doping offence. The contract comes as part of an on going UK Athletics initiative designed to address the current doping crises. Earlier this month UK Athletics (UKA) released A Manifesto ...  ... 

Kelly Holmes to run the London Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Dame Kelly Holmes has signed up to her first marathon in the capital this April.

The double Olympic champion, who won gold medals in the 800m and 1500m events in Athens in 2004, will come out of retirement for one day to take on 26.2 miles at the Virgin Money London Marathon. On Monday, London Marathon organisers announced the 45-year-old will be among the 40,000 strong ... 

Dog comes 7th in half marathon

By Megan Hetzel on in Community
The hound ran the entire 13.1-mile distance, much to the surprise of her owner.

Early on Saturday 19th January, Ludivine, a 2½-year-old hound dog, was let out of the house in Elkmont, Alabama, to do her business. Prone to roaming around town at will, Ludivine snuck out of the garden and made her way to the starting area of the inaugural Trackless Train Trek ... 

Adidas ends multi-million dollar IAAF sponsorship deal

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sportswear giant adidas has pulled the plug on its IAAF sponsorship deal due to doping and corruption scandals.

Athletics has received another major blow after adidas, the IAAF's biggest sponsor, informed the athletics' world governing body of its decision to terminate its multi-million dollar sponsorship deal four years early. The move is understood to be a direct result of the doping and corruption scandals currently sweeping the sport and could cost ... 

How strong is your upper body?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Running isn't all about your legs. A powerful upper body will boost your form for better racing.

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Russia bans 4 athletes for doping

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The bans mark the Russian Olympic Committee's first sanctions on athletes since the doping scandal began.

The Russian Olympic Committee has announced the doping bans of four of its athletes, including European 800m silver medallist Irina Maracheva.  Maracheva, whose 2012 European Championships placing in the 800m was upgraded to silver after fellow Russian athlete Yelena Arzhakova was banned for doping, has been handed a two-year ban. Race-walker Anna Lukyanova, a ... 

Do all those stats matter?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Avoid data overload by paying attention only to the important details and ignoring the rest.

It’s a good time to be a running geek. Just a few decades ago, digital watches still seemed like a pretty neat idea; now heart-rate monitors and GPS watches are standard, and new gadgets analyse your stride and cadence, compute your power output or measure your lactate levels, all in real time ... 

5 moves to make hills easier

By Kit Fox on in Training
Monster hills will pose no problems if you add these exercises to your routine.

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Biggest weight loss myth revealed

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound.

You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it’s wrong. Physiologists, nutritionists and unsuccessful dieters have long regarded the 3,500-calorie-rule with ... 

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