September, 2007  // Posts published in September, 2007

30 Sep 2007 Posted in African running/Berlin Marathon

Marathon World Record – 2:04.26 to Haile Gebrselassie!

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If there was any doubt remaining, Haile Gebrselassie confirmed that he is indeed the greatest current distance runner, probably the greatest in history, by breaking the 4 year old marathon world record in Berlin! His time? 2:04.26, which eclipses the old record of his rival Paul Tergat (2:04.55) by 29 seconds. Some notable splits from […]

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29 Sep 2007 Posted in Doping

Drugs in sport – could it possibly be bigger than we thought?

In a , we discussed three MAJOR doping stories of the last week, and how we seem apathetic to them. First, Floyd Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour title, then Michael Rasmussen returned a “non-negative” result during the 2007 Tour, and then perhaps the biggest sports drug bust in history went down in the […]

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29 Sep 2007 Posted in Doping

Drugs in sport – our apathy reveals the state of the sport

Two days ago, we on running technique to bring you news of a massive steroid bust, named “Raw Deal“. Incredibly, this story barely reached South Africa, and certainly didn’t make the impact that it should have, given the numbers, and the possible implications of this operation. Of course, it may yet do so, if WADA […]

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28 Sep 2007 Posted in Running technique

Running techniques – the same as Medical Products?

Running techniques have been "packaged" and sold as products, not dissimilar to medicines. But they don't have the evidence, nor the safety guidelines that medicines do, so beware the advocates of wholesale changes and miracle cures! The post explains why

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28 Sep 2007 Posted in Running technique/Series

Running technique Part IV

In this final detailed post in our Running Technique series, we discuss some aspects of technique that may be beneficial, and where you should spend your energies worrying about technique

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27 Sep 2007 Posted in Running technique

A personal experience with Pose

This has been a fantastic series and has generated many comments and much debate. We suspect this is because when you talk about something as close to people as their running, it is bound to strike a nerve! Running is a personal experience, and most of you probably run because of the vast benefits it […]

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27 Sep 2007 Posted in Doping/Topical Sports News

Massive Steroid Operation Uncovered

We interrupt this regularly scheduled series of posts on running technique for this breaking news… Last week the Drug Enforcement Administration of the USA wrapped up a series of raids on drug labs in a number of states. The numbers? Over 800,000 doses of steroids were confiscated from one home in New York. There were […]

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27 Sep 2007 Posted in Running technique/Series

Running technique Part III

What happens when running technique is taught? People assuming that it can improve performance and reduce injury risk, but the evidence is less clear. We look at that evidence, and the risks associated with forcing technique onto runners

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26 Sep 2007 Posted in Running technique/Series

Running technique Part II

In Part 2 of a series on running technique, we look at the biomechanical basis for Pose running, and contrast it to barefoot, Chi running and known biomechanical principles for running. Is natural better?

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