With the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games one year today, we kick off runnersworld.co.uk's London 2012 coverage with an awed look back at some of the most iconic running moments in Games history.Dreams of Olympic gold have inspired
of a modest genius whose every contorted breath helped push him to places others dared not go.At the moment of his greatest triumph, though, he was as relaxed as the world had ever seen him. For the last five miles of the Olympic marathon in Helsinki
Stadium Australia, Sydney, September 25, 2000: 10,000mThey hit the bell, still cagey, still waiting. Two greats sparring as they had done so many times before, as they had in the same event at the previous Olympic games in Atlanta. On the final bend
Olympic gold? It’s always a very complex tapestry of emotions, unique to each champion. Everyone, somehow, throws a different light on that moment of triumph, every bit as individual as their fingerprints on the medal. Yet, among these moments, some strike
“Dead and buried” was pretty much the consensus on Sebastian Coe’s career following the 1980 Olympic 800m final. He’d been widely expected to win but although he’d taken silver, he’d run dismally. His chances of winning the 1500m later that week
. The Olympic 100m final was supposed to start at 6pm, but the runners were told they would have to wait another 60 minutes. When each hour already seemed like a day, it was almost too much for Harold Abrahams to bear. Since the semi-final, nearly four hours
1. SpeedThe Session: 4 x 40m sprints (with 3 mins recovery), then 4 x 300m sprints (with 6 mins recovery)Tony Minichiello says: "Speed training in heptathlon is crucial as there's an element of it in every event - just as there is in every race distance for running, whether you'r...
number of psychological disciplines based at five UK universities. It is funded by a grant from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), worth £2.1m over four years (Nov 2008 to Oct 2012).Who is Andy Lane?Andy Lane is a professor of Sport
Should I race a 5K and a half in the same week? JamesEarlJones I have a bit of a dilemma about a race tonight. It's a 5K road race around a closed-traffic cycle circuit. From September the circuit will be flattened to make way for the 2012 Olympic village
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