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40-year-old Bernard Lagat breaks 3000 metre record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Lagat outkicks three Kenyan stars to win in Metz, France.

Bernard Lagat’s record-smashing indoor season as a 40-year-old reached its peak on Wednesday in Metz, France, as he not only lowered his masters world record for 3000 metres to 7:37.71, but also won in the fastest time in the world this year in a 3000-metre race. Lagat demolished the masters world record ... 

Avoiding muscle soreness

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Harness the "repeated bout effect" to ward off soreness.

I ran my first marathon two springs ago, and – like many first-time marathoners – staggered through the last 10K or so. I wasn't bonking, and I didn't go out too fast. My problem, as I described in the brain training article I wrote about the experience, was muscle damage in ... 

World Marathon Majors switching to new scoring format

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Payments over 5 years will minimise rewards for drug cheats

The six-race Abbott World Marathon Majors series will now base its selection of overall $500,000 male and female winners on a one-year cycle rather than the previous two. Each one-year cycle will begin and end with the same race. Then a new cycle will start with the next Majors race. For ... 

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2016 to be held in Cardiff

By on in Events
Video highlights from the official launch of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016.

The world’s elite distance runners will be converging on Cardiff on Easter Saturday, 26th March 2016, to take part in the 22nd edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016. While the race will be an important stepping-stone for many of the athletes towards the Olympic Games marathon in ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 7: The importance of prehabilitation

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
In the seventh week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou gets a stinking cold and tries to focus on prehabilitation.

Inevitably with any dedicated training plan, there’s going to be a week where the wheels fall off, things don’t go to plan and you’re forced to reassess your tactics. For me this was last week when, seven weeks into my training plan for The Hoka Highland Fling and nine weeks away ...  ... 

Study shows runners struggle with foot strike patterns

By Alison Wade on in News
Study finds that participants who wear minimalist shoes often misidentify the way their foot hits the ground.

The next time you’re in the market for a pair of new shoes, you may want to consider seeking out an expert’s opinion to determine the type of shoe that works best for you. A new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training indicates that runners, particularly those who wear minimalist shoes, ...  ... 

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 ... 

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