African running

African dominance in sprinting?

2007-09-05: Here at The Science of Sport, we don’t shy away from controversial topics (within reason!) and are always on the lookout for interesting, substantiated, and…

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Mens 10000m sydney 2000 olympics Haile Gebrselassie. Photo by Flickr user Ian @

The Ethiopian running dynasty

2007-06-30: About a month ago, we did a post questioning whether we were about to witness the of long distance running dominance. The jury is still…

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Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele (L) runs ahead of Kenyan Benjamin Limo (R) during the men's short course race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships at the Swiss national equestrian center in Avenches, Switzerland, 29 March 2003. Bekele won the race, Limo finished third. AFP PHOTO EPA/KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI

The end of the Ethiopian era?

2007-06-03: Apologies for the delay between posts, it’s been a crazily busy time for both of us. But we’re back, and feature two interesting athletic/running related…

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Tergat Ramaala NYC05

African running dominance

2007-05-22: We recently (11 May, Good read, !) featured some stats on the African runners in the City Marathons, and Jonathan showed how in the Boston…

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Are the Africans really faster than the Americans?

2007-05-11: In the 1980’s the first Kenyan runners began entering (and winning) marathons in the USA. The first to win a major city marathon was Jon…

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