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Kenya's Mumbi Muraga receives two-year drug ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
More doping trouble for Kenya

Julia Mumbi Muraga of Kenya, the 2014 Cologne Marathon winner in 2:28:00, has tested positive for the blood booster EPO and been banned for two years by Athletics Kenya, Reuters reports. The German Anti-Doping Agency reported the positive test, stripped Muraga of her title, and named Ethiopia’s Shasho Insermu, who finished more than seven ...  ... 

Mo Farah breaks the 2 miles world record in Birmingham

By Ben Hobson on in News
Mo Farah smashes Bekele's record running 8:03.40

Double Olympic, World and European champion Mo Farah set the track alight at the Birmingham Grand Prix at the weekend, silencing critics with a dominant display in the men's 2 miles. This was Farah's first race of the year having spent several weeks training in Ethopia and the hard work is ... 

ASICS launches "Its A Big World. Go Run It"

By on in News
It may be an ad campaign, but the latest video from ASICS does make us want to run...

It's hard to watch the new ASICS video and not immediately want to put your shoes on, go find as many other runners as you can and scale a mountain, so it's worth giving it praise for that and for not just being another shoe advert.  The video was shot in ... 

Runner crawls last 50 metres of Austin Marathon to finish third

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Hyvon Ngetich finished on her hands and knees after leading by 500 metres.

Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya appeared to be headed to an overwhelming victory at the Austin Marathon when she was suddenly running on empty, and then she wasn’t running at all. In the final 50 metres of Sunday’s race, Ngetich dropped to her hands and knees and began crawling to the finish ... 

Barefoot runner Bikila's family sues Vibram

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The family of two-time Olympic marathon champ Abebe Bikila is suing minimalist running shoe maker Vibram Five Fingers for the unauthorised use of his name.

The Bikila family are seeking $15 million in damages following claims that Vibram trademarked the name "Bikila" in 2010 without seeking the family's permission. Abebe Bikila famously won the 1960 Olympic Marathon in Rome barefoot. A last-minute addition to the Ethiopian team, he agreed to step in when a fellow runner ... 

Kiplagat breaks half marathon world record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Florence Kiplagat set a new world record last Sunday, coming in at 1:05:09.

Florence Kiplagat of Kenya broke her own world half marathon record in 1:05:09 in Barcelona on Sunday, cutting three seconds from the record, which she set in the Spanish city in 2014. Her splits of 46:14 for 15K and 1:01:54 for 20K could be ratified as world records as well. Kiplagat’s performance came ... 

How to manage long-term ITB issues

By William O. Roberts, MD on in News
Advice for runners struggling with this stubborn leg injury...

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome can be a difficult problem to manage and cure. The ITB is a fascial band of tissue that originates as the tensor fascia latae muscle that merges into the ITB as it courses down the side of the leg and inserts on the lateral tibial platuae ... 

Matthew McConaughey to star in 'Born to Run' adaptation

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The actor will star in a film based on Christopher McDougall's popular book about ultra running.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has reportedly signed up to star in the film adaptation of the 2009 bestselling book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. After selling more than three million copies worldwide, the book, based on a reclusive North American ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling training week 4: The hunt for the perfect trail shoe

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fourth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou researches superhero footwear.

At officially one quarter of the way through my Hoka Highland Fling training plan (click here for last week's blog) the miles are sneaking up and it’s starting to feel real. Last week my training plan stipulated a 35-minute tempo run, an interval session, some strength and conditioning work, six ...  ... 

Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo receives two-year doping ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The status of her many marathon titles is still unclear.

Rita Jeptoo winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons in 2013 and 2014, has been given a two-year suspension by her national federation Athletics Kenya after producing positive drug test results for the performance-enhancing drug EPO, Reuters reports. Jeptoo's ban was reportedly backdated to October 30, 2014. She produced a positive ... 

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