March, 2010  // Posts published in March, 2010

31 Mar 2010 Posted in Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya set for return

“I hereby publicly announce my return to athletics competitions” – Caster Semenya The above quote is attributed to Caster Semenya, South Africa’s 800m world champion from Berlin last year, and the athlete who, for all the wrong reasons, dominated the world scene towards the end of 2009.  Her story, and the web of lying, corruption, […]

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23 Mar 2010 Posted in Marathons

58:23 Half marathon world record

The big running news of the weekend was that Zersenay Tadese, the Eritrean former World Cross-country champion and multiple world half-marathon champion, delivered on his promise to break the half-marathon world record in Lisbon. His time, an amazing 58:23, breaks the old mark of Sammy Wanjiru, the undisputed number 1 marathon racer in the world […]

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17 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 5

The final instalment in a 5-part Q & A series on barefoot running. Today: innovation, the future and an ultimate conclusion

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17 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 4

Part 4 of our barefoot Q & A, tackling cushioning, proprioception, the strength of the foot & 'intelligent' muscle tuning

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17 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 3

In this instalment of the barefoot Q & A, we discuss performance and injury implications, and belief around shoes

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16 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 2

We discuss the footstrike and the kinematic changes associated with barefoot running

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16 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 1

We kick off a 5-part Q & A series on all things barefoot and shod running. We start with a discussion of "natural" running, and ask whether there is a right way to run?

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An Olympic musical – why every millisecond matters

Canada sits atop the Winter sporting world this morning, having claimed a record 14 gold medals in their home Olympic Games.  It’s a record for any Games, beating the previous record of 13 held by Norway (Salt Lake City, 2002) and the Soviet Union (Innsbruck, 1976). The 14th medal also probably felt like five for […]

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