November, 2008  // Posts published in November, 2008

25 Nov 2008 Posted in Beijing 2008/Other sports

Swimsuit controversy

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The Beijing Olympic Games have come and gone. And with them, aided by technology including a uniformly deeper pool, improved wash-off areas, and high-tech swimsuits, so have 70 world swimming records this year. In fact, swimming now suffers from such a dramatic credibility crisis that a race in which a world record is NOT broken is a […]

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23 Nov 2008 Posted in Fluid, heat & thermoregulation

No need to swallow?

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Once again, apologies for the absence – our posting frequency has fallen right off the charts, and we’re down to an embarassing one per week! The end of the year tends to bring with it a log-jam of work, as all the outstanding work from the previous 10 months is suddenly squeezed into the final […]

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16 Nov 2008 Posted in Doping

The doping dilemma

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The issue of doping in sport is (unfortunately) never too far away from the headlines, and as the year winds down, with little in the way of elite sport taking place around the world, it’s a chance to reflect on this controversial topic. That was stimulated by this article, which details the extreme lengths that […]

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02 Nov 2008 Posted in New York Marathon

New York Marathon 2008 men analysis

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It was a great finish in the men’s 2008 New York City Marathon, as Marilson Gomes dos Santos took his second title on the streets of New York, winning in 2:08:43. Until the final kilometer, however, the race was Abderrahim Goumri’s, as he opened up a nine second lead with 3km to go. But the […]

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02 Nov 2008 Posted in New York Marathon

New York Marathon 2008 women analysis

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Paula Radcliffe is the undisputed number one marathon runner in the world, and so it should not be all that surprising to us when she shows up and pulls out a performance like she did in New York today. However, her “legacy” has been unfairly punctuated by one failure every four years – the Olympic […]

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