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Usain Bolt set to race in New York this summer

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The sprinter will return to the city seven years after setting his first 100-metre world record.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will be back on June 13 to race 100 meters at the adidas Grand Prix, a Diamond League meet at New York’s Icahn Stadium, where he resoundingly announced his presence to the track world seven years ago. Bolt was a talented and unusually tall young sprinter, but not yet an ...  ... 

Radcliffe criticises Nike's Gatlin deal

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The sprinter has been given a new Nike sponsorship deal despite receiving two doping bans.

Justin Gatlin, the American sprinter who has served two drug suspensions and was the top 100 and 200 metre runner in the world in 2014, has been given a new sponsorship deal by Nike, a move that is stirring controversy in elite running circles, as the BBC and other media outlets ...  ... 

Mo Farah breaks Euro half marathon record in Lisbon

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Farah triumphs at the Lisbon race by one second.

Olympic and World 5,000 and 10,000 meter champion Mo Farah set a new British and European record of 59:32 at the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday, edging Kenya’s Micah Kogo by one second. And then he got tangled up in the finish line banner and slammed to the ground hard. “Normally when you cross the line ... 

World Marathon Majors to increase out-of-competition drug testing

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
About 150 runners will be subject to regular out-of-competition tests.

Athletes hoping to contend for the World Marathon Majors annual $500,000 prize, or prize money in any of the six participating marathons, will be subject to increased out-of-competition testing for performance-enhancing drugs beginning this summer. The testing, a partnership of the Majors (collectively, the Tokyo, Boston,London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City Marathons) and the International Association of ... 

Running and depression: how to cope

By Jenny Hadfield on in News
When dealing with something as powerful as mental illness, the best move is to reach out and ask for help.

One of the lessons I’ve learned is that when something taps you on the shoulder more than a few times, it deserves attention. This week’s column came about from a consistent tap I’ve felt in the past year related to depression and suicide. We all ebb and flow through highs and ... 

Mile for Mile: A Film About Trail Running and Conservation in Patagonia

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106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile

Ultra runners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape. A short film by Rios Libres and Patagonia, Inc.Get Involved - Donate to Conservacion Patagonica ...  ... 

40 Millions Steps

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Follow every step of Tom Denniss's amazing 622 days journey around the world...

It took Tom Denniss 622 days to run 16,300 miles through 18 countries, which just happens to be a world record. Along the way he picked up some injuries and saw some very interesting road kill. For more info on his incredible jouney, check out this incredible intertacive map. INJURIES ... 

Of Fells and Hills - Salomon Running TV

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Salomon made a video that makes us want to run up muddy hills

The term “fell” is an often used Northern England expression for hill or mountain. It is presumed that Shepherds were probably the first ever fell runners with the earliest documented accounts of running in the fells dating back to the 11th Century. By the 19th century organised fell runs began ... 

Ultra runner breaks 50K treadmill record after second attempt in 30 Hours

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Michael Wardian makes two attempts at 50K treadmill record.

In a small 11th story room on the cruise ship Northern Sky operating between Miami and the Bahamas, Michael Wardian ran 50K on a treadmill on Saturday evening in 3:06:24, which he believed to be a world record. But it wasn’t. A few hours later, Wardian, who’d had difficulty confirming any ... 

Bekele withdraws from London Marathon due to Injury

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Boston/NYC course record holder Geoffrey Mutai Is added to April 26 race's field.

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder for 5000 and 10,000 metres and winner of the 2014 Paris Marathon, has withdrawn from the London Marathon 2015 due to injury, race organisers announced today. At the same time, the marathon has added Boston and New York City course record holder Geoffrey Mutai and three-time Dubai Marathon women's winner Aselefech Mergia to ... 

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