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London Marathon 2016 elite women's field announced

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With nine women in the elite field boasting sub 2:22 PBs and Brits battling it out for Rio, London Marathon 2016 is set to be a storming race.

Following an impressive debut last year, Tigist Tufa has confirmed she will be back to defend her title at the 2016 Virgin London Marathon. The second Ethiopian ever to claim the women’s title, Tufa performed a nail-biting sprint finish in the final three miles of last year’s race, beating two-time ... 

Boston Marathon documentary underway

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The first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon has been announced.

The creators of Boston, the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon, will focus on the iconic footrace’s first steps in 1897 as opposed to the 2013 bombings. ’Over the years, the Boston Marathon has had so many extraordinary stories of people achieving and accomplishing things,’ the film’s producer Megan Williams ... 

Chasing the Distance

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A short film about ultra runner Rob Krar and his wife Christina Bauer

Sierra Club: Chasing the Distance from Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. on Vimeo. Chasing the Distance is a four-minute film about ultra runner Rob Krar, his wife and running partner. Christina Bauer and the couple's deep connection to the land within the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona. The ... 

Gadget can scan your food to reveal its nutritional value

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ever wondered exactly what's in your dinner?

If you’re keen to make positive life changes by cutting down the calories but don’t have time to measure every meal, then the latest technology might be right up your street. After a successful Kickstarter campaign a new gadget, launched at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show by the French startup ... 

Mark Zuckerberg's mile-a-day run streak

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg aims to run 365 miles this year.

The mighty Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame yesterday announced he wants to encourage us (all 1.55 billion Facebook users no less) to run a mile-a-day, every single day of 2016. ‘I'm going to run 365 miles and I'd love for as many people in this community to join me as possible,’ ... 

2015 in running data

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Strava reveal what running in the UK looked like with insights using logged data

Strava, the social network for runners and cyclists, has published its annual End of Year Insights for 2015. Comprising of millions of individual runs and rides, the data offers unique insight into the habits and behaviour of Britain’s runners. The data reveals that in 2015 a staggering 5.3 activities were uploaded ... 

OUT NOW: The NEW Complete Guide to Running

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This essential book from Runner's World's is now available to buy.

The sport of running is constantly changing, be it the shoes we wear, the goals we set or the training methods we follow. But there is one constant: for decades, Runner’s World has been recognised worldwide as the most reliable source of running knowledge. The New Complete Guide To Running is the book ... 

2015: A year in running

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
What we've learned about running in 2015.

2015 has been a busy year in the world of running. Russia has been banned from the next Olympics amid an international doping scandal, our shoes have veered dramatically between zero and super cushioned, we’ve juggled ice baths, hot tubs and uncomfortable compression wear in our bid to recover faster ... 

Diamond Relays to return to Olympic Park in 2016

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The 5x5K relay event is back after a successful launch this year.

Competitive colleagues need to get this date in their diaries: 19th July 2016 will see the Diamond Relays return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium. The chip-timed 5x5K relay sees male, female and mixed teams race the iconic route around the home of the 2012 Olympics, starting and finishing ... 

Outrage at Tyson Fury's SPOTY nomination & Ennis-Hill remarks

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Heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury has made homophobic comments to the Mail on Sunday and a series of sexist remarks including a reference to Jessica Ennis-Hill.

The BBC is facing calls to remove heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury from their Sports Personality of the Year 2015 shortlist due to homophobic comments he made in an interview with the Mail on Sunday. A Change.org petition has gathered almost 50,000 signatures in support of the move. Fury was quoted ...  ... 

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