"I have really dark thoughts when I seriously think about taking my life." Matt Harmston is explaining to me the mood swings he experiences as a result of bipolar disorder. "On the other hand, I have real highs, but they're a dangerous sort of high, when you're not really in cont...
position rather than basing my plan on time because the course is tough here and there are no pacemakers. Mary Keitany and Shalane Flanagan are also making their NYCM debut so the competition should be good. They're fast over shorter distances. Sometimes
of finishing inside 40 minutes. He didn’t manage it but he was bitten by the racing bug. "Initially I didn’t see myself as anything other than a recreational runner, but I set myself small targets and I was competitive with others." Within six months he’d found
Kenyan runners in the street is hard for him though, because he misses his racing days, but he’s channelling his competitive energy into a new sport: golf. His ultimate goal is to become the number one amateur in the country. We’re not sure if he
If the burning sensation in your legs and lungs leads you to avoid hills, there are ways to make them more fun. "I found that running hills became fun when I started to pass other people in races," says Hartell. Using your competitive streak to conquer hills is a
of returning to Hawaii – this year he made it. We caught up with the inexhaustible Kleanthous as he put the finishing touches to his preparation for the world’s most famous Ironman competition.Why did you take up triathlon?I had run more than 40 marathons
ignores the competition and concentrates on her race plan: “I run my race – I can’t control what others do. From this comes greater confidence and another step forward.”You should do the same. If you are closer to the middle or back of the field than
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