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UK Vs the World - Strava Insights

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Strava releases new data platform showcasing the most active cities

Strava Insights, a new data platform from Strava shows how active some of the major cities in the world have been.  Taking running activities logged through out 2014, Strava have been able to put together a picture of how the world is running, be it racing or commuting. In fact, the ... 

Paula Radcliffe's husband says doping authority should protect clean athletes

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Wada should protect clean athletes, says Gary Lough.

Paula Radcliffe's husband and coach Gary Lough has said the World Anti-Doping Agency should step up and back the long distance runner after she was implicated in blood doping allegations. "I am probably not happy with how Wada have handled this situation," Lough told BBC Radio 5 live. "I think this is a special ...  ... 

What does running mean to you?

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Fill in our survey to enter a prize draw for a 5 star trip to the Cyprus Marathon.

Here at Runner’s World, we love to hear about your running experiences and how running and fitness fit into your life. Tell us how, why and where you run, and your attitudes to fitness, and we’ll enter you into a prize draw for the chance to win a fantastic 5-star holiday ... 

Mo Farah wins Great North Run second year in a row

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The 5,000m and 10,000m world champion landed first place again yesterday (Sunday 13th September).

Mo Farah has extended his winning streak this summer by taking first place at the Great North Run for the second year in a row. Farah won the half marathon in 59:23, knocking 37 seconds off his previous time of one hour exactly. He beat Kenya's Stanley Biwott to the ... 

Roger Bannister's sub 4-minute mile spikes sell for £266,892

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86-year-old Bannister is donating the proceeds to charities including the Autonomic Charitable Trust.

The running spikes worn by Roger Bannister when he became the first person to run a sub four-minute mile have sold at auction for $412,000 (£266,892.97). The shoes, which were sold at Christie's Auction House, were expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000. 86-year-old Bannister said "I think it’s the right ... 

'Marathon Man' Rob Young to take on 1,900-mile running challenge

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Famed for running 370 marathons in one year, Rob Young is set to run 1,900 miles around the UK in 26 days as part of the Champions Walk for Peace.

With a list of achievements most can only dream of, it's hard to believe 'Marathon Man' Rob Young only started running long distances last year. After entering the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2014 as a 20p bet with his partner, Young went on to run 370 marathons in 12 ... 

Swimrun takes the UK by storm

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Inspired by Swedish ÖTILLÖ races, the fast-growing sport Swimrun is sweeping the globe and the UK is in on the action. After marshalling at the inaugural Breca Buttermere, our Online Ed Rhalou reports back.

Swimrun is about to take the UK by storm and following the success of its inaugural race, adventure-seekers will be pleased to hear that Breca Swimrun is returning to the Lake District in 2016. Inspired by the Swedish ÖTILLÖ race, which means Island-to-Island, participants run and swim over consecutive legs in pairs (you have to be ... 

Usain Bolt ducks out of Diamond League final

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The Jamaican sprinter won't compete for the rest of 2015 following his triple win at the World Championships.

Following his triple gold medal success at the world championships in Beijing, Usain Bolt has decided not to race again for the rest of the year. The six-time Olympic champ said he plans to take a ‘short break’ after winning gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the ... 

Team GB tops medal tally at World Transplant Games

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Team GB won an impressive haul of gold medals at the World Transplant Games in Argentina.

Team GB came out top of the overall medal tally at the 20th World Transplant Games this month, earning 121 gold, 76 silver and 48 bronze across all the sports and age categories. Argentina came in second, South Africa in third, and Hungary fourth. Hosted in Mar del Plata, Argentina, The World ...  ... 

Lynsey Sharp breaks Scottish women's 800m record

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Sharp cites Kelly Holmes as ‘massive inspiration’ for her win.

Lynsey Sharp broke the Scottish women's 800m record at the IAAF World Challenge in Berlin on Sunday, beating world champ Marina Arzamasova in the process. The 25-year-old set the new Scottish National Record for the event in one minute 57.71 seconds, making her third in the all-time British list behind Dame Kelly and Kirsty Wade. Holmes ... 

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