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The dangers of over-hydrating in the heat

By Liz Applegate, PhD on in Health
Staying hydrated is key, but overdrinking can be deadly. Here’s how to stay safe.

Drink before you feel thirsty. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily. Sounds like good advice - and you’ve certainly heard those refrains before. But these statements fall short on the truth. Unfortunately, this advice has led to many athletes drinking too much water during exercise - a ... 

London Marathon champion stripped of titles for doping

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Liliya Shobukhova, who won the London Marathon in 2010, has had her marathon titles invalidated and will have to repay prize money.

Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova will be stripped of one London Marathon and three Chicago titles, as well as two World Marathon Majors titles, because the International Association of Athletics Federations has invalidated her competitive record from 9th October 2009 and forward. Shobukhova was banned in April 2014 by the Russian athletics federation. Today’s action by ...  ... 

Experts concerned about gender ruling

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Can sport simultaneously be fair to the majority of women and women with high testosterone levels?

On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended the requirement that women athletes with naturally high testosterone can’t compete against other women unless they undertake medical treatment to lower their testosterone levels. Runners and medical experts contacted by Runner’s World say they’re worried and confused by the ruling. In its finding, the CAS ... 

Sex files: How does sex affect your running?

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
A little of what you fancy does you good, but does that old adage hold up when it comes to your running performance?

‘Sex makes you happy. Happy people do not run a 3:47 mile.’ So said American runner Marty Liquori many years ago. He was adding to an old debate: what impact does sex have on athletic performance? Back in 444BC Plato urged athletes to abstain before competition. But in 77AD Pliny ... 

The Jenko brothers vs. the Death Valley

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Runner’s World spoke to running brothers Scott and Rhys Jenkins about their ultra-endurance experience in California's infamous Death Valley.

On 14th July, ultra-endurance brothers Rhys and Scott Jenkins from Cardiff embarked on an ambitious 292-mile run through California's Death Valley to raise funds for Save the Children and Operation Smile. The pair set out to run the equivalent of 10 back-to-back marathons through the Badwater Basin, starting at ...  Continue reading

Preventing post-run dizziness

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Could eating more calories and iron-rich foods prevent a dizzy spell?

Evelyn asks: I experienced a full-blown case of "the spins" (dizziness) the evening after I ran three miles and rode my bike nine miles. At night, the room started spinning. When I woke up the next morning, the room was still spinning. Eventually, it stopped. Is this due to dehydration? ... 

New documentary alleges widespread doping

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
A large number of Russian and Kenyan global medallists are said to have 'suspicious' blood test results.

Between 2001 and 2012, some 146 Olympic and world championships medallists in running events 800 metres and longer had blood test results that were grounds for suspicion of performance-enhancing drug use, according to German TV station ARD’s new documentary Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics, and simultaneous reporting by the Sunday Times. 55 of ...  Continue ... 

Martyn Rooney wins World Championship selection appeal

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Great Britain's Martyn Rooney succeeds in selection appeal to run the individual 400m at the World Championships in Beijing.

Following a successful appeal, Martyn Rooney is set to compete in the individual 400 metres at the World Championships in Beijing this month. Originally selected for the 400m relay squad, Rooney appealed to UK Athletics for inclusion in the individual event of the championships, taking place from 22nd to 30th August. Athletes omitted from the British squad ... 

Workouts to help you avoid going out too fast in races

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Work these three options into your training to learn how to pace yourself.

Do you have a workout that will help me pace myself on race day? I have one gear: too fast. I always end up finishing but having to slow down at the end. — Stacy You might find it comforting to know that pacing is one of the most challenging aspects of ... 

Importance of morning-after carb levels

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
After an evening workout, your muscles remain depleted the following morning.

A new study from researchers at the University of Bath, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, takes a look at one aspect of that question. They had subjects do two runs to exhaustion, four hours apart. Between the two exercise bouts, they either drank a low-carbohydrate ...  ... 

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