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On this day: Paula Radcliffe sets marathon record

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13 April 2015 at 16:07
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On this day in 2003 Paula Radcliffe sets a new marathon record

Re-live the amazing moment that Paula Radcliffe set a new marathon record, 12 years ago today.  Will her record ever be beaten? Continue reading

Kenneth Mungara Sets Masters World Marathon Record of 2:08:44

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Kenyan breaks old record by 2 seconds with win in Milan.

Kenneth Mungara, 41, set a new masters world marathon record of 2:08:44 on Sunday as he won the Milan Marathon. The Kenyan's time is two seconds faster than the previous record, set in 2003 in Berlin by Andres Espinosa of Mexico, the IAAF reports. Mungara, a late bloomer, now has ten career marathon ...  Continue ... 

How to perfect your taper

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Translating the numbers of new research to your training.

Data published in the European Journal of Sport Science last year provides a unique peek into the training paces of world-class runners. And the same general trends should apply to many less-elite runners. The Loughborough University team obtained training and taper data from 37 British athletes who were training for the ... 

Hoka Highland Fling blog 13: The ultra kit list

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
In the thirteenth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou sorts her kit out.

To mark the mighty week 13 of my training for the Hoka Highland Fling, my plan stipulated 80 minutes easy, 80 minutes long pace, some strength and conditioning work and then two back-to-back long runs. I am delighted to say I managed to squeeze out two 15 milers on consecutive days ...  ... 

Strength Training without a gym

By Michele Moses on in Training
Get strong outside the box.

Strength training is all too easy for runners to neglect in the summer, when they'd prefer to exercise outside as much as possible. But who says squats can only be done in the gym? This routine from Chicago Area Runners Association coach Melissa Stone requires no equipment, which means it ... 

Pro Tips for Happy Feet at the Marathon Des Sables

By Kieran Alger on in Events

It was that small man with big ideas, Napoleon Bonaparte, who said “an army marches on its stomach.” Far be it from me to argue with a man who conquered half the world but that’s total merde. An army marches on its feet. And so do endurance runners. Speaking of armies, as far ... 

Come and join us at the running celebration of the year

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The Running Awards and the RW PB awards join forces

Runner’s World have joined forces with The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero to produce the running celebration of the year. Mike Bushell returns to present an evening of partying and award the best in running, as voted for by you! Join us at indigo at The O2 in London ... 

Supermodel Christy Turlington reveals labour inspired her to run marathons

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The 90s Supermodel is gearing up to run her fourth marathon in London this month.

Speaking to Red Magazine in the run up to her fourth marathon, the 46-year-old mother-of-two says potentially life threatening problems following her first pregnancy galvanized her to take up running. "I experienced complications myself after I delivered my daughter, Grace, and I guess my own experience of childbirth was ...  Continue ... 

Study shows fast food may aid recovery similar to sport products

By Amby Burfoot on
07 April 2015 at 10:01
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In a recent study, Happy Meals produce a similar response to well-known sport meals.

A new study in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has found that fast food from McDonald's is just as good for glycogen resynthesis (ie recovery) and subsequent performance as sport foods recommended for this use. The research team measured a large number of variables related to recovery—from blood cholesterol ...  ... 

Fell runner Nicky Spinks sets new Bob Graham women's record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Spinks set out to break one of the toughest records in running last weekend.

UPDATE (April 7): Nicky completed her Bob Graham Round in a time of 18hrs 06mins (confirmed). She was outside of the 17:21 clocking she needed to record the fastest cumulative time for the Bob Graham, Ramsay Round and Paddy Buckley due to injury, but still managed to set a new ... 

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