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Kenyans dominate at Chicago Marathon 2015

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After opting out of elite pacemakers, a slow race produces a Kenyan sweep at Chicago Marathon 2015.

For the first time in 26 years the Chicago Marathon chose not to provide pacemakers for its elite field. Officials said the decision would result in a more competitive but slower event, with record-breaking performances less likely. As predicted the race was slower and subsequently produced a solid Kenyan sweep, with ... 

WADA figures show reduction in positive doping tests in 2014

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Banned substances were found in more than one per cent of official tests carried out in sport last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency reveal, but this figure still represents a fall.

Suspicious drugs were found in more than 3,800 samples out of 283,304 tests carried out worldwide last year, World Anti-Doping Agency figures have revealed. However, despite an increase in the number of tests carried out, this figure represented a fall from the 2.21 per cent of adverse or atypical findings returned in 2013, ...  ... 

Thyroid meds still legal for elite athletes

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The World Anti-Doping Agency has turned down a request to ban the medication.

Despite requests by the US Anti-Doping Agency and its British counterpart, the World Anti-Doping Agency will continue to allow elite athletes to take thyroid medication. On Tuesday, WADA released its updated code, which details prohibited substances and methods. Thyroid medication does not appear on the list. The new code goes into ...  ... 

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 ... 

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