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Usain Bolt set to race in New York this summer

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The sprinter will return to the city seven years after setting his first 100-metre world record.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will be back on June 13 to race 100 meters at the adidas Grand Prix, a Diamond League meet at New York’s Icahn Stadium, where he resoundingly announced his presence to the track world seven years ago. Bolt was a talented and unusually tall young sprinter, but not yet an ...  ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog 12: Tackling back-to-back long runs

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the twelfth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou ups her mileage.

Week 12 has arrived, which means there are only four weeks to go until my attempt to conquer the Hoka Highland Fling. Holy guacamole I'm starting to get nervous. My training plan stipulated two rest days in a row (hurrah) a 50-minute easy run on Wednesday, 35 minutes easy on Thursday, some ...  ... 

Runners and low heart rate

By William O Roberts, MD on in Health
How regular endurance training can reduce a runner’s heart rate.

The “normal” heart rate range is usually between 60 bpm and 100 bpm and is most accurately measured when you first wake up before you begin to move around for the day. A heart rate of less than 60 is called a bradycardia, or slow heart rate. It is not unusual ... 

Radcliffe criticises Nike's Gatlin deal

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The sprinter has been given a new Nike sponsorship deal despite receiving two doping bans.

Justin Gatlin, the American sprinter who has served two drug suspensions and was the top 100 and 200 metre runner in the world in 2014, has been given a new sponsorship deal by Nike, a move that is stirring controversy in elite running circles, as the BBC and other media outlets ...  ... 

Stabilising Your "Foot Core"

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
The small muscles in your feet play a big role.

We've all heard lots (perhaps too much) about the importance of core stability, provided by the network of muscles around the hips, pelvis and back. An interesting paper in this month's British Journal of Sports Medicine, from a group of researchers including Harvard's Irene Davis, makes the case that we should ... 

Race report: 261 Women's Marathon 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Our Online News Ed Rhalou runs the 261 Women's Marathon in Palma de Mallorca on International Women's Day.

When my colleague Annie asked me to run the 261 Women’s Marathon in Palma de Mallorca on International Women’s Day, I was delighted and anxious in equal measure. Running a marathon with three week’s notice is a risky game, even if you are in the middle of ultra training. But ... 

Things I Never Thought the MDS Would Make Me Do

By Kieran Alger on in Events

With just ten days to go until the start of the Marathon des Sables, the six month journey to the Sahara desert is almost over. It’s been nothing short of bonkers. When I signed up for the race I had no concept of the level of insanity I would sink to in preparation. It’s been ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog 11: The loneliness of long distance running

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the eleventh week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou goes in search of inclines and company.

Week 11 and my training plan for the Hoka Highland Fling stipulated two 35-minute tempo runs in the morning and evening on Tuesday, an interval session on Wednesday, some strength and conditioning work on Thursday, a fast 5K followed by a 25-minute cool down on Friday and a long paced run ...  ... 

Mo Farah breaks Euro half marathon record in Lisbon

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Farah triumphs at the Lisbon race by one second.

Olympic and World 5,000 and 10,000 meter champion Mo Farah set a new British and European record of 59:32 at the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday, edging Kenya’s Micah Kogo by one second. And then he got tangled up in the finish line banner and slammed to the ground hard. “Normally when you cross the line ... 

World Marathon Majors to increase out-of-competition drug testing

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
About 150 runners will be subject to regular out-of-competition tests.

Athletes hoping to contend for the World Marathon Majors annual $500,000 prize, or prize money in any of the six participating marathons, will be subject to increased out-of-competition testing for performance-enhancing drugs beginning this summer. The testing, a partnership of the Majors (collectively, the Tokyo, Boston,London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City Marathons) and the International Association of ... 

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