Street Party: 8,000 runners line up at the startSix hours, 42 kilometres, 23 glasses of wine. Not my normal race strategy, but then this was not a normal race. The festival of wine and running that is the Medoc Marathon used to be a well-kept secret by the French, but in recent...
Leading the field: Paula RadcliffeThe Athens Olympic Marathon in 2004 was meant to be Paula Radcliffe's race. Since her marathon debut in London in 2002 the British world record holder had never been defeated over the distance. Certainly the Kenyans, Ethiopians and Japanese prese...
A camel can survive for up to two weeks without a drink in desert conditions. When they do have a chance to drink, they can devour as much as 200 litres of water a day and a third of their body weight inside 10 minutes. Unlike humans, though, camels don't pant, they perspire very...
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