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Spotify reinvents itself for runners

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The streaming app will match music to your running pace.

In a recent blog, Spotify announced a new feature aimed exclusively at runners. Using smartphone hardware similar to the accelerometer and GPS capability, the streaming music service and app for smartphones can now determine your running pace and create customised soundtracks to match your tempo. Based on your listening history and musical preferences, they will then find ... 

Buxton schoolteacher to run the length of Britain barefoot for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Aleks Kashefi is preparing to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End this July for the Stroke Association.

As if running the entire length of Britain isn't challenging enough, Aleks Kashefi plans to take his fundraising one step further and run 1,206 miles completely barefoot. A science teacher at Buxton Community School, Aleks will ditch his trainers when he runs from John O’Groats to Land’s End starting on Sunday 26 July to raise funds for the ... 

Roger Bannister's running spikes up for auction at Christie's

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The iconic running shoes are expected to sell for more than £30,000.

The running spikes worn by Roger Bannister when he became the first man to run a sub four-minute mile are being put up for auction. The iconic leather shoes are expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000 when they go on sale at Christie's Auction House this September. Bannister, now aged 86, ... 

Teenage sprinter sets women's British 100m record

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19-year-old Dina Asher-Smith has become the fastest British woman in history.

Dina Asher-Smith has become the fastest British woman of all time after setting a new British 100m record of 11.02 seconds at the World Challenge Meeting in the Netherlands. The 19-year-old history undergraduate from King’s College London finished second behind Dafne Schippers, who won in a Dutch record time of 10.94. But Asher-Smith still had ... 

Pavey defies illness to win London 10K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Jo Pavey overcomes illness to become British 10K road winner.

European 10,000m champ Jo Pavey won the Bupa London 10,000 on Monday, despite a night of illness. 41-year-old Pavey, who was sick overnight and only decided to run at the last minute, won the race in 32 minutes 56 seconds. She finished 23 seconds ahead of 20-year-old junior English cross-country champion Rebecca ... 

Bloomberg Square Mile returns to London this autumn

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Ten-mile team race will see corporate teams competing for the fastest time

London will play host to the ninth annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race on Thursday 17th September. The event will see over 1,100 city workers switching suits for sweatshirts as they battle for first place. Corporate teams of ten will take on a one-mile stretch each of the City of London ... 

Runner breaks his own 50K treadmill world record

By Peter Gambaccini on
20 May 2015 at 11:47
in News
Michael Wardian ran 50K in 2:59:49 during his shoe sponsor's sales meeting.

Michael Wardian broke his own world record for a 50K treadmill run on Tuesday evening, covering the distance in 2:59:49 in Berkeley, California. He improved upon the record of 3:03:56 he set on a cruise ship in March. Wardian, whose goal was to break 3:00, told Runner’s World Newswire, 'I made it a lot ... 

BBC announce Diamond League coverage

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Highlights of the 2016 and 2017 Diamond League seasons will be available to watch on the BBC.

Athletics fans will be pleased to hear BBC Sport has announced it will increase its TV coverage of all 12 international events, which will also be covered on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live. In a separate deal, the BBC will also show live coverage of the two ... 

Gatlin 'kicked out' by Beijing World Challenge

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Justin Gatlin flew home on the eve of the Beijing World Challenge, claiming the organisers of the event did not want him to compete.

The 33-year-old American, who has served two doping bans, was due to race in China on Wednesday. ‘They said “you better leave” and they kicked me out,' Gatlin told the press, as he left for the airport to fly home to Florida today. The news comes just days after Gatlin ran the ... 

Runner survives 24 hours lost in forest by drinking her own breast milk

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Susan O’Brien says she survived a night lost in the bush by drinking breast milk.

A woman who got lost during a trail race in New Zealand's Rimutaka Forest Park claims to have survived by covering herself in dirt and drinking her own breast milk, reports ITV.com. Susan O’Brien, 29, took a wrong turn during a 12.5 mile fun-run in Wellington, New Zealand and couldn't find ... 

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