August, 2010  // Posts published in August, 2010

31 Aug 2010 Posted in Marathons

The Sub-2 Hour Marathon? Who and when?

This morning, I came across what has been a very topical point of debate for the last couple of years – will the two-hour marathon be run, when will it be run, and by whom? The paper is featured in the Journal of Applied Physiology, and it asks these questions, and presents certain physiological concepts and […]

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25 Aug 2010 Posted in Other sports

Kayaking wrap from Poznan

The 2010 ICF Sprint World championships in Poznan are now over, and the focus now shifts to Olympic qualification next year, and then hopefully onto London 2012.  Apart from pacing strategy insights (which offended a lot of fans, it would seem), the week in Poland was very informative and helpful for our ambitions moving forward. […]

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David Rudisha 800m WR and Semenya returns

As mentioned in , David Rudisha of Kenya has broken the 800m World Record. And as promised, here is a video for those who might have missed it! So yesterday I wrote about the importance of that first lap being around 49 seconds, based on the pacing of the event. I’ll look at that in […]

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22 Aug 2010 Posted in Track and Field

David Rudisha – 1:41.09 World Record!

Breaking news, not much to say yet, and sadly, I didn’t even see this race, but David Rudisha has delivered on his exceptional promise and broken the 800m world record in Berlin today! His time of 1:41.09 took the narrowest 0.02s margin off legend Wilson Kipketer’s previous best, set back in 1997. The splits from […]

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21 Aug 2010 Posted in Other sports

Delays and canoe sprint world champs from Poland

Well, it’s been a long time between posts, please accept my apologies.  I will blame: burn-out (leading to writer’s block!) after the Tour de France and FIFA World Cup, a backlog of work after the Tour de France and FIFA World Cup, a relatively quiet period for global sport, at least in terms of insights […]

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