When Gunder Hagg ran 4:01.4 to set a mile world record in 1945, his achievement stood for 3,215 days - almost nine years. Then Roger Bannister ran his historic 3:59.4 on May 6, 1954. Bannister's record lasted just 46 days before John Landy took it down to 3:58.0. "For a few minut...
Some people think Lance Armstrong is a pretty decent cyclist. Me, I’m fascinated by his running. The legendary cyclist has entered this autumn’s New York City Marathon and many of us are itching to see how he will fare. Armstrong won the first distance race he ever entered as a t...
stronger and easier than ever before. If you're a Runner's World UK magazine subscriber, you can see all seven plans right here. Otherwise, enjoy these two as a preview - and if you want to subscribe, you can save 30% right here.Plan One – Take one step
2006 was a great one for chocolate fans. In January, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (of Washington DC in the US) published the most convincing study yet linking flavonol-rich cocoa to improved blood-vessel health. A month later, the Archives of Internal Medic...
to buy new shoes. You're not going to be doing high mileage at first."This article is a preview of our February 2010 issue, available on the newsstand from January 4. Also in this issue: 21 easy ways to burn fat, an easy-to-follow yoga circuit, stacks
This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot. You can now preview it, free, for two weeks without risk or obligation. All running programmes for beginners are the same: they move you from walking
running as hills dramatically increase the muscular and aerobic strain of a run. So get out there and enjoy calling yourself a runner!This article is a preview of our February 2010 issue, available on the newsstand from January 4. Also in this issue: 21
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