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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 ... 

Runner's World becomes official magazine of run2work

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The UK's No.1 running magazine partners with run2work

run2work and Runner’s World are proud to announce Runner's World as the Official Magazine Partner for the run2work movement.  As the champion of running in the UK, Runner’s World will encourage its readers and website visitors to get active and run to, at, or from work on a regular basis, whether part or ... 

Can brain training boost running endurance?

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
British military study finds 126 per cent increase in time to exhaustion.

Some new results from Samuele Marcora's "brain endurance training" protocol, funded by the British Ministry of Defence, have been declassified. Bradley Stulberg has a good article at Outside describing the findings. This is the same brain training technique that I wrote about for RW US back in 2013, ...  Continue ... 

World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate widespread doping claims

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WADA is to investigate allegations made in a series of German TV documentaries.

In a German television documentary aired last month, it was reported that three unnamed British athletes escaped a doping inquiry after officials decided not to test 150 suspicious blood samples between 2006 and 2008. As well as the three unnamed British athletes, it is alleged that Russia, Kenya, Germany, Spain and ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week three

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the third week of her training.

Week three of my training plan for the Hoka Highland Fling and things are now in full swing. The plan stipulated a 60-minute easy run on Monday, a midweek speed interval session, strength and conditioning, and a 5-minutes easy 35-minutes long pace and 5-minutes easy run, finishing off with a ... 

Strength training for first time marathoners

By Susan Paul on in News
How to incorporate strength exercises into training for your first marathon.

Strength training is a great idea for all runners, period. But, given a challenging marathon course, it's even more important. In addition, cross-training can be an effective training tool as well, especially if you are following a three or four day-a-week running plan. Just one word of caution though, know ... 

Paula Radcliffe speaks out on the effect of the menstrual cycle on performance

By Annie Rice on in News
The 'last taboo' in sport has been brought to a public forum.

Paula Radcliffe has said that sport hasn't learnt to deal with elite athletes’ periods, "I would argue it's a lack of learning," Radcliffe told BBC Sport. "Too often in sport, doctors are men and they don't understand." This response has come after periods have been labeled the ‘last taboo’ in sport by ... 

Sub 2 marathon achieved by 105 relay runners in Ireland

By Alison Wade on in News
The sub 2 hour marathon has been achieved, but not by one person...

When Dennis Kimetto set a new marathon world record in 2:02:57 last autumn, it renewed speculation about when we might see the first sub-2:00 marathon. It happened in Limerick, Ireland, on Sunday, but it took 105 runners to pull it off, I Love Limerick reports. A group of men and women ... 

Race report: The Box Hill Fell Race 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
How hard can a southern fell race really be? Rhalou finds out.

You could argue that any undulations south of the peak district don’t qualify as a fell, but anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of running (or walking) up Box Hill would beg to differ. Despite being just a stone’s throw from London Town, with 1700 feet of ascent, the Box ... 

Rita Jeptoo's doping decision still hangs in the balance

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Boston and Chicago Marathon champ's case will resume in two weeks.

Rita Jeptoo, the winner of the 2013 and 2014 Boston and Chicago Marathons who produced positive A” and “B” samples for the performance-enhancing drug EPO after an out-of-competition test in September, appeared for two hours at a hearing with Athletics Kenya in Nairobi Thursday, but no decision was reached regarding ... 

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