September, 2010  // Posts published in September, 2010

Contador tests positive

By now, most of you will have heard the news that greeted me as I woke this morning, that multiple Grand Tour champion Alberto Contador has tested positive for Clenbuterol during this year’s Tour de France victory.  The reaction has been swift – Contador apparently heard of the result on the 24th of August, so […]

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26 Sep 2010 Posted in Berlin Marathon

Berlin 2010 Marathon splits live

The 2010 Real Berlin Marathon produced a great men’s race, and a dominant women’s performance to kick off the fall marathon season. Men’s race – Makau over Mutai…again On the men’s side, it was a repeat of the Rotterdam Marathon, as Patrick Makau dueled with Geoffrey Mutai over the final 10km, and edged him by […]

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26 Sep 2010 Posted in Berlin Marathon

2010 Real Berlin Marathon and 5th Ave Mile

We are sorry to say we missed doing a preview for this year’s Berlin Marathon, but personal and work commitments have silenced us recently.  Ross’s work at the canoeing world champs in Poland left him in a hole back in Cape Town during his absence, out of which he has been digging himself.  On the […]

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04 Sep 2010 Posted in Marathons/Physiology

2 hour marathon physiology

The other day, I did a , inspired by an interesting article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.  That was part 1, focusing on the historical evolution of world records, not only in the marathon, but over shorter 10km and 21km distances, because I’m of the opinion that a 2-hour marathon will only be […]

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02 Sep 2010 Posted in Fluid, heat & thermoregulation

Dear Sports Scientists: Will drinking fluids keep me cool?

First, if you did not catch the NY Velocity interview with Ross, be sure to—Andy Shen and co do a great job over there and produce some excellent interviews.  Their site is a must read for any serious or enthusiastic cyclist, whether or not they reside in NYC. Back in June I was very fortunate to present two […]

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