Event Analysis

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London Marathon: Wilson Kipsang & Edna Kiplagat rule

2014-04-13: The 2014 London Marathon has produced two great races yet again, with the highlight being the fastest ever performance in London by Wilson Kipsang on…

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Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide – Go All In

2014-03-28: The Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide is here! A preview and explanation of the key sections of the Ultra and Half Marathons, to guide…

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The rise of Kenya

2014-03-07: The marathon has seen an extra-ordinary explosion in quality and quantity over the last 20 years. Its epicenter is Kenya. I look at…

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Bolt knees

Symmetrical knees and sprint performance: The Jamaican secret?

2014-01-08: A recent study found that sprint performance in Jamaicans was related to the symmetry of their knees. The media pounced, and explained Usain Bolt's…

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Men's vs Women's WR age comparisons

The World Record Suspicion survey, and some related thoughts

2014-01-03: Just how believable are the T&F world records? An online poll sparks some questions, some analysis and some thoughts on the state of the sport…

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Merry X-mas from Science of Sport

2013 Recap. And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, all!

2013-12-24: As 2013 draws to a close, let's look back on the highs and lows of 2013 here on the Science of Sport, with a look…

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2013 New York City Marathon: Live coverage

2013-11-03: Live coverage of the 2013 New York City Marathon, including splits and thoughts as the race unfolds. Can Mutai defend his title, and will Kenya…

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Kipsan Berlin

Is the sub-2 hour marathon imminent? Don’t hold your breath, and here’s why

2013-10-10: Wilson Kipsang's marathon world record has triggered the usual debates about the sub-2 hour marathon being imminent. Here's why this talk is, for now, unrealistic…

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Kipsan Berlin

Analysis of Wilson Kipsang’s marathon world record: Pacing and splits

2013-10-10: Wilson Kipsang's 2:03:23 is the talk of the marathon world. I analyse the pacing, the splits and the potential for future…

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