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Dennis Kimetto's marathon World Record by the numbers

By Scott Douglas on in News
Pace per mile and more stemming from 2:02:57 mark in Berlin.

On Sunday Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57 at the Berlin Marathon to break the world record and become the first person in history to go under 2:03 on any course. Here are a few fun facts in the wake of Kimetto's mark. Kimetto's average pace per mile: 4:41.5 Kimetto's average pace per 5K: 14:34.9 Kimetto's average pace for ... 

Paula Radcliffe makes 10K comeback

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Olympian Paula Radcliffe returns to racing with third place in the Worcester City 10K.

In her first competitive race since the Austria half marathon in April 2012, last Sunday marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe ran 10km in 35 minutes 49 seconds, finishing third behind Jenny Nesbitt and Nicky Sykes. The 40-year-old mother of two was using the event to guage her fitness levels following ... 

Race the Tube

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One man's mission to race the tube and he won

We've all had that feeling that going by foot would have been quicker when you're stuck on public transport. Well, James Heptonstall has put this to the test and filmed himself sprinting the 380m from Mansion House to Cannon Street station, while his friend Noel Carroll took the Circle Line Tube ... 

Running no longer to be used as a punishment in schools

By Annie Rice on in News
The Department of Education have removed their guidelines on using running as a punishment in schools.

Following a campaign by Run Group to remove the guideline set by the Department of Education that suggested teachers issue running as a punishment to children in schools, the guideline will be taken down. Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education wrote, “I share your view that it threatens to ... 

Study confirms carbs are the problem

By Amby Burfoot on in News
What does this mean for the best running diet?

An important new diet and weight loss study has confirmed the too-many-carbs-is-the problem hypothesis made popular by Gary Taubes and many others. In a relatively large, randomised trial conducted at Tulane University, researchers put obese but healthy volunteers on a 12-month diet that was either “low fat” or “low carb.” The low-carb dieters lost ... 

15% off trail shoes from sweatshop - terms and conditions

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Terms and conditions  Offer open to Runner’s World Subscribers only on production of your subscriber number with the code in store or on entry of the promo code at the checkout online. Valid on full price running footwear only.  Not available on shoe fit vouchers. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or ... 

Why long runs sometimes go wrong

By Jenny Hadfield on in News
How to assess disastrous training runs and avoid them in the future.

It is quite common to experience at least one humbling long run during a marathon training cycle. Like any disaster, it can be helpful to assess the situation to try to figure out why it went awry. Here are four common culprits for long runs gone wrong. The heat We all know ... 

Blueberry and green tea benefits for runners

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Combo may prevent viruses that often strike runners.

Hard training just before a pre-race taper can improve your race performance, but the same level of training can lead to illness, especially in the form of upper respiratory tract infection. So the key question becomes: How do you get the benefit without the risk? A new study from running-and-immunity expert David ...  ... 

Runner's World International Survey 2014

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Take part in our international survey all about running...

Across the many nations that read Runner's World, we want to know about you.  That's why we've put together this survey, so please take part and let us know what you think. Thanks, Runner's World International  Continue reading

Mo Farah breaks Steve Ovett’s European two-mile record

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Farah set a new British two-mile record at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.

Fresh from winning the 5K/10K European Championships double, Farah set a new British two-mile record at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham last weekend, breaking Steve Ovett's 36-year reign in the process. In his first British track race of the year Farah, who missed the Commonwealth Games due to illness, ran the second ... 

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