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Last year's London Marathon winner, Priscah Jeptoo to defend title

By News, Image by Robert Reese on in News
April 13 women's field includes reigning Olympic and world champions.

In defence of her London Marathon title on April 13, Priscah Jeptoo (above) will have to thwart the reigning Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the last two world championships marathons, the 2013 champions of Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, and Osaka, and, in her marathon debut, the greatest 10,000-meter track runner of all-time. The ...  ... 

Marathon Training - Boom and Bust

By Noel Thatcher, MBE, British paralympic runner, Physiotherapist on in Health
The perils of marathon training and how to avoid injury...

Usually as a running specialist physiotherapist there is a predictable pattern to the year. From mid February there is a steady increase in the number of runners targeting spring marathons phoning for appointments and the story usually goes something like, “I was doing really well until the end of January, ... 

Your weekend of running: 18th & 19th January

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Here are the highlights of your weekend of running in pictures.

"Long run luckily coincided with a period of no rain. Trails flooded so kept to Oxfordshire roads." - Sarah Continue reading

Galen Rupp sets U.S. indoor 5000-meter record of 13:01.26

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Galen Rupp took nearly six seconds off the American indoor record for 5000 meters and scared the 13:00 barrier on Thursday night at Boston University, winning in 13:01.26 and indicating he could be ready for assaults on the U.S. mile and two-mile standards in the coming weeks. (Photo of Rupp after ... 

Strength training may burn more calories than previously thought

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New study doubles the calorie-burn estimate for bodyweight exercises.

It sometimes seems there are just two kinds of exercisers in the world: those who throw around weights in the gym, and those who hit the roads (or treadmills) to enhance their aerobic fitness. Health authorities eagerly endorse both--an easy call given the country’s rampant obesity crisis. Indeed, health experts ... 

Mo Farah faces a tough field in London Marathon

By News, Image by Reuters on in News
World record holder, Olympic and world champion among contenders

Former London Marathon Director David Bedford proclaimed last week that, despite the absence of world 5000- and 10,000-meter record holder Kenenisa Bekele from the field for April 13’s race, “If anyone believes that this is a walk in the park for Mo Farah, they need to think again.” That was an understatement. ...  ... 

Why to run in parks when you're in a city

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Psychological, physical markers of stress are lower in urban parks vs. city centers.

If you've ever had a nice run in your city's park land, and then felt your stress levels rise as you fight your way through city streets to finish your run at your hotel, you weren't imagining things. According to new research on the psychological and physical stress reactions to different urban ... 

Race Report: Bupa Great Edinburgh XCountry

By Isabelle Aron on in Events
Great Britain win the team competition in Edinburgh...

US runner Garrett Heath took first place in the 4K race at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country 2014, beating favourites Asbel Kiprop and Kenenisa Bekele. With a time of 11:51, Heath took his rivals by surprise by finishing one second ahead of Meresa Kahsay. Defending champion Kiprop came in third and ... 

Knacker Cracker 2014 - video

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On a very wet, windy New Year's day, some people went running...

Despite some of the worst weather to hit the UK for a good few years, a hardy bunch of souls took on the Knacker Cracker. There are no more excuses when you look outside and you see it's drizzling! Knacker Cracker from CoJo Films Continue reading

Kenenisa Bekele will make marathon debut in Paris

By News, Image byPhotoRun on in News
New challenge for 5K, 10K world record holder.

Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder for 5000 and 10,000 meters who is often considered the greatest distance runner on the track in history, will make his marathon debut in Paris on April 6.“It will be a crucial test for the rest of his career,” the Ethiopian’s ...  Continue reading ... 

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