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3 athletes who are attempting the sub 2-hour marathon in 2017

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
Meet the elites who are attempting to smash the 2-hour barrier.

Nike has announced the launch of its ambitious Breaking2 project - a plan to break one of running’s most formidable barriers - the two-hour marathon - in 2017. In the end, of course, none of the science matters without athletes capable of executing the plan. Here, in no particular order, ...  ... 

5 steps elite athletes need to take to break the sub 2-hour marathon barrier

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
We take a closer look at how the world’s best marathoners can take a step towards the 26.2 holy grail.

Yesterday, Nike announced its ambitious Breaking2 project. Here, the team highlight five key areas they believe will need to be optimised or improved. 1/ Athlete selection No matter how perfectly everything else is planned, there are probably only a few people on earth who have a chance of breaking two hours. The team ... 

Nike gears up for a sub 2-hour marathon breakthrough

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
Three Nike athletes are being prepped to attempt a sub 2-hour marathon in spring 2017.

Nike has today announced the launch of its ambitious Breaking2 project - a plan to break one of running’s most formidable barriers - the two-hour marathon - in 2017. After more than two years of research, preparation and testing, three top distance runners have officially started their Nike-backed build-up toward a ... 

VIDEO: When Runner's World met Mo Farah

By on in News
We chatted all things Rio, training and recovery with national treasure Mo Farah! His documentary, No Easy Mile, is out on DVD and for download now.

We chatted all things Rio, training and recovery with national treasure Mo Farah! His documentary, No Easy Mile, is out on DVD and for download now. Continue reading

How can I get rid of a side stitch during running?

By on in Training
5-time Olympian Jo Pavey explains how to ditch the stitch.

There are different theories regarding the causes of debilitating side stitches, such as tension in the diaphragm, cramping in the abdominal muscles and irritation of structures within the abdominal cavity. There are a few things you can do to attempt to alleviate the problem – but to get the most benefit ... 

3-week running workout cycles to make you fitter, faster and stronger

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Doing similar workouts in three-week cycles lets your body reap maximum benefits

The first time you do a workout, you face a number of challenges, from understanding the logistics to knowing your body’s limits. The second time, you start to hit your groove. By the third, your mind and body know what to expect – and you’re ready to crush it. ‘You’ve ... 

10 best winter fitness workouts

By on in Training
Time-efficient, interval-based winter fitness workouts to keep you fast even when running less.

As we near the end of the year, shorter, colder days and the approach of the festive season can combine to put pressure on your running schedule and even sap motivation. The result is that we generally tend to run less during the last few weeks of the year, before ... 

3 running pitfalls and how to learn from them

By Jessica Migala on in Training
What you take away from tough days, when nothing seemed to go right, can set you up for future success.

Most of the time running is a joy, but you can’t really expect every outing to go to plan. Maybe it’s pouring down, or you feel tired, or you have to dart inside every toilet you see, or that chafing is really becoming an issue… The problems may make you ... 

2016 in running stats

By Harriet Lewis on in News
Strava users have run the equivalent of 900 return trips to the moon this year. Crikey.

Whether you’re an avid user or not, we’re all familiar with Strava, the source of friendly competition and mainstay of many a runner’s internet history. They’ve now published their annual End of Year Insights for 2016, which give a remarkable insight into the world of training. In 2016, a huge 9.6 ... 

Why you need to work on ankle flexibility

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Your ankle flexibility can have a big impact on your running technique. Here’s how to test it and sidestep shortcomings.

If you lack ankle flexibility you may compensate by rolling your foot in or out more, or lifting the heel off the ground earlier, says podiatrist Nicola Blower. This can lead to pain in the ankle and foot, and overuse or deactivation of the peroneal tendons (which run behind the ... 

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