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Study shows having fun makes runners more likely to lose weight

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Fun runners make healthier food choices than hard runners research shows.

New research conducted at Cornell University indicates that runners eat less after a run if they find it enjoyable rather than hard work. In the last decade, Brian Wansink has gained considerable recognition for investigating how perception influences appetite and calorie consumption. He is perhaps best known for his book Mindless Eating: ... 

Vicious crows target blonde haired runners in London park

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Blonde female runners have been forced to take evasive action after a series of crow attacks in South London Park.

Two women runners have been targeted by angry birds in Eltham park. The crows are said to have swooped down and pecked at their heads before flying off, leaving the runners shocked and alarmed. Sarah Green, 35, who was attacked last week, told the London Evening Standard: “The bird swooped down ... 

Brit runner Ellie Greenwood wins Comrades Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ellie Greenwood becomes first British woman to win iconic South Africa ultra

Set along 56 miles of undulating road in the notoriously hot KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa, the Comrades Marathon is known as one of the most brutal ultra marathons on the planet. But it was no match for British runner Ellie Greenwood, who finished the Pietermaritzburg to Durban course ... 

Run a double medal day for free this June

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The Amba Hotels City of London Mile slashes entry fees so enthusiastic runners can take on two races in one day

The Amba Hotels City of London Mile has announced entry to its mile-long race this Sunday, June 22 will be free of charge to all participants. With the start and finish line in front of St Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic route follows a fast and flat path through the historic centre ... 

Could quitting carb-loading be the key to endurance performance?

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Researcher Tim Noakes believes the answer could be yes.

Noted South African endurance sports expert Tim Noakes, MD, is nothing if not an out-of-the box thinker and researcher. In the mid 1970s he was part of the group that first showed marathoners could suffer a heart attack, disproving a popular theorem of the times. In the 1980s, he was ... 

Celebrate the anniversary of the first women's sub 5 min/mile

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Record your mile PB in memory of Leather’s achievement before the end of May for a chance to win great prizes.

Track and field enthusiasts are eagerly celebrating the 60th anniversary of Roger’s Bannister’s sub-four minute mile in May, and rightly so. But in all the commotion surrounding breaking the fabled four-minute mile barrier, another notable athlete has been somewhat overlooked. Where Bannister’s achievement is one of the most celebrated in athletics ... 

Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond sues sprinter over doping allegations

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Drummond claims he is being falsely accused of supplying Tyson Gay with anabolic steroids.

Jon Drummond, the former coach of disgraced American sprinter Tyson Gay, is suing the athlete as well as the United States Anti-Doping Agency, alleging that he has been falsely accused of supplying Gay with performance-enhancing drugs. Earlier this month Gay was given a one-year ban after testing positive for a prohibited ... 

6 easy steps to avoid stomach issues

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New paper outlines six strategies that can prevent nausea and pit stops for runners.

Bill Rodgers once quipped, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-loos than at the dinner table.” We are not surprised. Rare is the distance runner who hasn’t had some stomach or bowel distress during a race. And even though marathons aren’t often televised, there have been several famous ... 

Alberto Salazar's advocates laser therapy to limit injury in his runners

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Nike Oregon Project coach believes laser treatment helps keep his runners healthy.

To help his runners reach their full potential, Alberto Salazar leaves few stones unturned. The coach of runners such as Olympic medalists Mo Farah and Galen Rupp uses altitude tents, anti-gravity treadmills, underwater treadmills, post-race workouts, strength coaches, sports psychologists, cooling devices, max speed training and more to keep his ... 

Rise of the running machines

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sprinting robot reaches speeds of up to 20mph using six rotating legs

Looking for a new pacer but none of your friends match up? Move over Mo Farah, a new sprinter is in town and this one can reach up to speeds of 20mph without even breaking a sweat. Created by scientists at Robotics Unlimited, a spinoff of the Institute for Human and ... 

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