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Registration for the New York City Marathon opens this Thursday

By Alison Wade on in News
2015 race features relaxed qualifying standards.

New York City Marathon registration opens this Thursday for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed applicants. The application process for this year's race, scheduled for 1 November, features some changes, including a significantly shorter application window and relaxed time qualifying standards. The registration window for the 2014 New York City Marathon was open ... 

Kenya's 'Fantastic Four' to lead the women's field at the London Marathon

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Defending champ and two other former winners are set to battle it out in the capital.

Defending London Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat will take on two of the race's past champions, Mary Keitany and Priscah Jeptoo, and the 2014 runner-up Florence Kiplagat in the London Marathon on April 26. Jeptoo (2013) and Keitany (2014) are also the two most recent New York City Marathon champions. The women’s ... 

This Girl Can

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A refreshing take on women in sport has been launched by Sport England.

A new campaign designed to encourage more women to get into sport has been launched. It represents the unseen and uncelebrated women in sport. It has been summarised on their site: "This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It's ... 

Paula Radcliffe will run her final marathon in London

By Alison Wade on in News
World record holder will assess fitness soon to determine her race plan.

Race organisers have officially announced that Paula Radcliffe, 41, will run her final marathon at the 2015 London Marathon April 26. Radcliffe was not announced as part of the elite field yesterday, and The Telegraph reports that she will wait until January 30 to announce the specifics of the capacity in which she will participate ...  Continue reading ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week one

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 first week of her training.

Week one of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and admittedly I didn’t fling myself into my running with wild abandon. Having completed a marathon in November, I was hoping I’d maintain the momentum from my training and segue comfortably into ultra miles, but sadly it’s never that ... 

New runner? Four great reasons not to give up!

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Two weeks into your New Year running regime and starting to waver? Don’t dismay, it’s always tough to start with. Check out our four great reasons to stick with it.

Two weeks into your brand new running life and chances are you’re feeling pretty tired. Perhaps you’re struggling to fit it all in, or maybe you’ve just had your fill of killer DOMS and desperately need a rest? It might all feel futile at this stage, but now is not ... 

KIPSANG AND KIMETTO TO CLASH AT 2015 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

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The fastest men line up for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

The world’s greatest men’s marathon runners will go head-to-head over the marathon distance for the first time when they clash at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, race organisers announced today. Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang will defend his London Marathon title in a mile-by-mile bout ... 

Can we alter our genetic blueprint by training?

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
One-legged training study switches on or off genes related to metabolism and inflammation.

If you see a bunch of Swedes walking around in circles, you've probably found the subjects from the latest study on exercise and epigenetics, which was just published in the journal Epigenetics (press release here) by researchers from the Karolinska Institute. I've written about epigenetics, which you can think of ...  Continue reading ... 

How to train for a 53-mile ultra: The Hoka Highland Fling

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? We put our Online News Ed Rhalou to the test.

As an average runner with fairly good endurance and just the right amount of madness, I’ve been harbouring a secret desire to advance to ultra running for a while now. Having run one official 28-mile ultra marathon and a few DIY extreme distance runs I do have an inkling of ... 

Ron Hill celebrates 50-year run streak

By Alison Wade on in News
1970 Boston Marathon champ has averaged more than seven miles a day since 1964.

On December 20, 1964, disappointed with his 19th place finish in the marathon and 18th place finish in the 10,000 meters at the Tokyo Olympics, Ron Hill vowed that he was going to do better. “I knew I had a lot more to give,” wrote Hill, so he decided he ... 

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