Marathons  // Posts categorised as Marathons

The “2-hour marathon” season begins

Bekele wins Berlin

Kenenisa Bekele kicks off the 2017 Marathon season in Dubai, with what is a potential world record. It's the year of the "Breaking-2" after Nike's announcement last December. This article is an expanded version of one I wrote for an SA Newspaper on Jan 15th, 2017

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The sub-2 hour marathon in 2017? Thoughts on concept

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Nike's announcement that they're backing three top marathoners to break the 2 hour marathon barrier in Spring 2017, is the latest installment in the sub-2 hype. Relevance and legitimacy aside, what would it take, product and course wise, to achieve? I look at shoes and downhill running to illustrate the concept of physiological barriers and how they might be shifted.

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London Marathon 2015: Live splits and commentary

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Live coverage, including 5km splits and race commentary of the 2015 London Marathon

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Boston Marathon 2015: Live splits and coverage

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Live coverage and splits of the 2015 Boston Marathon

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The 2-hour marathon and the 4-min mile

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A recently launched group plans to help runners go under 2 hours for the marathon in five years. is it feasible? For many reasons, I say no. The 4-min mile analogy is often used - here's my response to that particular thought.

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02 Nov 2014 Posted in Marathons/New York Marathon/Uncategorized

2014 New York Marathon: Live coverage

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Live coverage, splits and thoughts from the 2014 New York Marathon

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2014 Chicago Marathon Live

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Live coverage of the 2014 Chicago Marathon - join me for splits and comment as the race unfolds

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25 Apr 2014 Posted in Marathons

2014 Spring season recap

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The 2014 Spring Marathon season produced 3 course records,

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21 Apr 2014 Posted in Boston Marathon/Event analysis/Running

Boston Marathon 2014: Splits and analysis

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Race reports, splits and insights from the 2014 Boston Marathon, won by Meb Keflezighi and Rita Jeptoo, in contrasting styles.

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