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Dutee Chand cleared to race following landmark gender case

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been cleared to compete again after IAAF suspends 'gender test' rules.

In a landmark gender case, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended 'hyperandrogenism' rules, allowing Chand to compete for India in the World Athletics Championships in Beijing in August. The 19-year-old sprinter was banned from competing by the Athletics Federation of India last summer after failing a hormone test that revealed her body produced high levels of ... 

Sex files: Running and sexual ability

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
You can hold up through a long run, but how's your endurance elsewhere?

Forget popping the little blue pills and pop on your running shoes, instead. It seems there’s a link between treadmill endurance and sexual endurance, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology that monitored both treadmill and sexual performance. The results clearly showed a ratio of each ... 

The beauty of blackcurrants

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Packing a nutritional punch, blackcurrants are the perfect fruit for runners. Read on to find out why...

Often passed over in favour of more glamorous fruits, blackcurrants are a great choice if you want to boost your overall health. Here are five reasons to cram more currants into your diet... Immune boost: Blackcurrants pack a massive 338% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C per 100g, so pesky ... 

How to train for back-to-back marathons

By Susan Paul on in Training
Use the first marathon as a training run for the second one.

Elsie asks: I'm training for my first marathon, which is at the end of November. My plan is to do this marathon, and then six weeks later, I want to run another one with some friends. Is this crazy? Is it possible to run two marathons so close together? Yes, it’s ... 

Record-breaking weekend for GB athletes at the Anniversary Games

By Georgia Scarr on in News
This weekend saw a new GB women’s 100m record from Dina Asher-Smith, world records for Paralympians Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn and a 3,000m win for Mo Farah.

Dina Asher-Smith has become the first GB woman to break an 11-second 100m, finishing in just 10.99 seconds at this weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. This marks an improvement on her previous British record of 11.02.  In the International Paralympic Committee Grand Prix, Georgina Hermitage set a new world record of one ... 

Save your skin

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Remedy running-related ingrown hairs, weathered skin and chafing with these handy tips.

Our sport causes many unsightly afflictions, which is bad news in summer, when we all tend to show a little more of ourselves than usual. Here’s how to make your body beautiful before you hit the beach. Problem: Ingrown hairs The cause: These painful red bumps on the skin afflict women and ... 

Keep training on track during summer holiday season

By Team RW on in Training
Off on holiday? Here's how to keep your race training and nutrition in check.

Summer's here and it's brought holidays, ice cream and plenty of booze. Lovely, but not ideal if you're in the midst of a training plan - especially those of you lining up an autumn marathon. Luckily you can indulge, soak up the sun and still stay on track with these ... 

Run by effort instead of pace

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Here's why you should consider relying less on your GPS device and how to train and race by feel.

One of the most effective coaching tools I’ve used is teaching athletes how to tune into their bodies and run by effort instead of pace. I began emphasising this more when GPS gadgets became mainstream and runners were looking to the devices rather than their bodies for feedback. By focusing ... 

Fix your feet for summer

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Unleash your runner's feet with pride this summer, thanks to these fixes for common foot afflictions.

Problem: Hard skin The cause: Many runners have unsightly areas of hardened skin on their heels, and on the balls and outside of their feet. ‘Hard skin is caused by friction and is usually the result of a biomechanical issue,’ explains consultant podiatric surgeon Mike O’Neill. ‘Overpronation or landing heavily causes ... 

Over 10% of athletes may be doping, WADA director says

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Additionally, young athletes may be being coerced into taking banned substances in an attempt to reach elite status.

More than 1 in 10 elite athletes may be using banned performance-enhancing substances, according to World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman. "We have some guestimates based on some research undertaken over the last years... It's far more than we would wish it to be - over 10%. That is of ... 

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