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WADA doping report recommends Russia’s suspension from athletics

By Georgia Scarr on in News
World Anti-Doping Agency report includes Russian lab director's admission that he deliberately destroyed 1417 samples.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission regarding the athletics doping scandal has accused Russia of "systemic doping" and recommended the country's athletes are suspended from competition. The report investigated allegations that the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) engaged in cover-ups of doping, along with claims that the International Association of Athletics ... 

Chocolate, cherry and coconut recovery bites

By Pip Taylor on in Health
Get a quick hit of energy post-run with these delicious chocolatey bites from The Athlete's Fix.

These sweet bites are addictive, perfect after a hard run when recovery is critical and hunger is looming. It’s hard to stop at just one, but two or three make a good-sized recovery snack and are just enough to take the edge off before a full meal. They also work ... 

Which injury specialist should I see?

By Sam Murphy on in Health
When injury strikes, a specialist sports medicine practitioner can help you diagnose the problem, ease symptoms and heal faster. But who does what?

Osteopath Osteopaths are masters of palpation, using their hands to detect sites of tension, weakness or strain. They look at the body as a whole, rather than just the injured site. The aim is to redress imbalances anywhere to alleviate symptoms. Sessions are likely to include passive joint movements, neuromuscular techniques ... 

Pre-race sniffles: Is it safe to medicate?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Runners should exercise caution about taking cold remedies before a distance event.

Molly asks: I came down with a cold right before my marathon. I wasn’t sure if it was safe to take a cold reliever if it was something I didn’t train with. What’s your advice on this? Coming down with an illness just before a race is always a dilemma for ...  Continue ... 

6 ways to come back stronger after injury

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Running injuries can be devastating. Here are six steps to recovery for your body and mind.

‘The physical hurt you feel when you get injured is only one small part of the overall pain that you go through,’ says Dr Alan Goldberg, a sports performance consultant and author of Sports Slump Busting (Llumina Press). ‘The mental pain caused by your injury and the loss of your ... 

Essential guide to tendons

By Pete Magill on in Health
From what they do to how to protect them from injury, here's our must-have tendon knowledge.

What do tendons do? Tendons connect muscle to bone, transmitting the force generated by muscles to move your joints – and hence your body. But tendons are far more than just cables. They are active, responsive and vital partners with your muscles, so much so that the two tissues are regularly ... 

Running after a heart attack

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Advice for a runner who suffered a cardiac arrest mid-race.

Joe asks: I was running my 14th half marathon in February and suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at mile nine. I was revived after several minutes of CPR, but suffered a second cardiac arrest once I arrived at the hospital. I have finally been cleared to start running again. I ... 

5 stress reduction techniques

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
Are you suffering from stress and struggling to cope? Try these 5 great stress busters.

From moving house to marathon training, most of you will have suffered from stress at one time or another in your life. Fortunately, as you’re reading this you will also know that running is the best antidote. But if you can’t run or simply need a break from high-impact exercise, ... 

3 ways to make the most of running without entering a race

By Debra Witt on in Community
Some runners never pin on a race bib. Their motivation to keep lacing up can help even the most committed racers.

Ask a coach or a sports psychologist for help climbing out of a motivational slump and they’ll probably offer the same advice: sign up for a race. It’s a good solution for many; putting an event in your diary can give your running a sense of purpose and ensure you ... 

Double triumph for Kenya at NYC Marathon 2015

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Kenyan runners Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany took first place at New York City Marathon.

Sunday 1st November saw Kenyan runners Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany land first place at the 45th annual TCS New York City Marathon. 29-year-old Biwott's 2:10:34 win marked his first New York City Marathon title and first Marathon Majors race. He beat fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor to the finish line by ... 

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