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McConaughey set to play Caballo Blanco in ‘Born to Run’ film

By Matt McCue on in News
Full details of the film have yet to be finalised, but producer Deb Newmyer says runners will be needed as extras.

Ever since Matthew McConaughey signed on to star in Born to Run, there was one key detail missing: Which character would he play?Deb Newmyer, president of Outlaw Productions and one of the film’s producers, told Runner’s World Newswire that McConaughey will play the role of Caballo Blanco, a.k.a Micah True, the ultrarunner who ...  ... 

Ethiopians dominate at Tokyo Marathon

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Negesse and Dibaba Win Tokyo Marathon, giving them both a chance of securing the Majors series first prize.

Ethiopians Endeshaw Negesse, in 2:06:00, and Berhane Dibaba, with a 2:23:15, won Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, with victories that will, under a new Abbott World Marathon Majors one-year scoring system, give them a greater chance of securing the Majors series first prizes of $500,000. Negesse, whose best previous marathon credential was a fourth-place ... 

2XU - Heart Not Hype

By Ben Hobson on in News
Compression brand 2XU launch new campaign and training summit

Centering around the physical and motivational message of #HEARTNOTHYPE, 2XU has launched a brand new campaign for their latest compression products. The fully integrated #HEARTNOTHYPE campaign is designed to highlight how technical compression apparel supports the key driver of human performance – the heart. By heightening circulation and venous blood ... 

ashmei are recruiting new ambassadors

By Ben Hobson on in News
How to apply to become an ashmei ambassador

ashmei, the higher end running/cycling/triathlon brand famed for it's love of merino wool, is looking to recruit some new brand ambassadors and that could be you. Endurance sports athletes are invited to apply to be an ashmei ambassador. The selected athletes will receive a full wardrobe of ashmei apparel, assist the ... 

New study shows benefits of coffee

By Alison Wade on in Health
New dietary report says three to five cups per day shouldn't harm healthy individuals.

If you’re looking for a reason to drink more coffee, look no further. A new report released last week by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) states that there is strong evidence that drinking three to five cups of joe per day, or up to 400 mg of caffeine, is ...  ... 

Race the Subway

By on in News
After beating and racing the tube, it seemed only right to race the subway.

You will have seen the guys at Epic Challenges when they raced the tube, but now they've taking the challenge international and have raced the Subway in New York, from Bowling Green Station to Wall Street Station to be precise. Adidas launched their latest innovation in running, Ultra Boost, in NYC ... 

Pyongyang Marathon bans foreign runners from racing

By on in News
Officials say ban is due to fears of the Ebola virus.

The Pyongyang Marathon announced last week it will not permit foreigners–amateur or professional–to participate in the race, citing concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, Reuters reports.  North Korea has banned all non-Korean tourists from visiting the country since October 2014, despite being thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak ...  ... 

The world's first edible wearable race banana

By Alison Wade on in News
Japanese device displays time, heart rate, inspirational messages, and can be eaten post-race.

There appears to be a race to see who can come up with the most bizarre running-related contraption. Exhibit A is the Tomatan, designed to make it easier to eat tomatoes on the run. Exhibit B is a wearable banana, designed by Dole Japan, one of the race’s sponsors. The banana displays ... 

Genzebe Dibaba sets new 5000 metre world indoor record

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Ethiopian adds 5K mark to her 1500 metres, 3K, and 2-mile world records.

Cementing her reputation as one of the best indoor distance runners of the 21st century, Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba has set a new 5000-metre indoor world record. She ran 14:18.86 at the XL Galan meet in Stockholm last Thursday, taking more than 5 seconds off the previous record held by fellow Ethiopian Meseret ... 

Kenya's Mumbi Muraga receives two-year drug ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
More doping trouble for Kenya

Julia Mumbi Muraga of Kenya, the 2014 Cologne Marathon winner in 2:28:00, has tested positive for the blood booster EPO and been banned for two years by Athletics Kenya, Reuters reports. The German Anti-Doping Agency reported the positive test, stripped Muraga of her title, and named Ethiopia’s Shasho Insermu, who finished more than seven ...  ... 

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