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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Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder for 5000 and 10,000 metres and winner of the 2014 Paris Marathon, has withdrawn from the London Marathon 2015 due to injury, race organisers announced today.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 ... 

95 year old sets new indoor 200m record

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Charles Eugster has set a new 200m indoor World Record for his age group

95-year-old Charles Eugster has set a new 200m indoor World Record for his age group - 95 years and over. His new record of 55:48 knocked a massive 2.4 off the previous record set by American Orville Rogers in March 2013. Read more about him at www.silvergreysportsclub.com. Continue reading

Konovalova breaks Women's Masters World Marathon record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Russia's Mariya Konovalova breaks the record by more than two minutes in 2:22:27.

Russia’s Mariya Konovalova, who turned 40 in August, ran 2:22:27 for second place at Sunday’s Nagoya Women’s Marathon in Japan to lower the women’s world masters marathon record by more than two minutes. She surpassed the existing masters standard of 2:24:54 by Germany’s Irina Mikitenko at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, the Continue ... 

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 ... 

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