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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 ... 

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 ... 

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 ... 

Race the Subway

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After beating and racing the tube, it seemed only right to race the subway.

You will have seen the guys at Epic Challenges when they raced the tube, but now they've taking the challenge international and have raced the Subway in New York, from Bowling Green Station to Wall Street Station to be precise. Adidas launched their latest innovation in running, Ultra Boost, in NYC ... 

Pyongyang Marathon bans foreign runners from racing

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Officials say ban is due to fears of the Ebola virus.

The Pyongyang Marathon announced last week it will not permit foreigners–amateur or professional–to participate in the race, citing concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, Reuters reports.  North Korea has banned all non-Korean tourists from visiting the country since October 2014, despite being thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak ...  ... 

The world's first edible wearable race banana

By Alison Wade on in News
Japanese device displays time, heart rate, inspirational messages, and can be eaten post-race.

There appears to be a race to see who can come up with the most bizarre running-related contraption. Exhibit A is the Tomatan, designed to make it easier to eat tomatoes on the run. Exhibit B is a wearable banana, designed by Dole Japan, one of the race’s sponsors. The banana displays ... 

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