Event Analysis

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London 2012 recap: Track athletics, a review & previews

2012-08-04: Apologies for missing a day on the recaps – trying to follow the Olympics and work has left me feeling a little like Ryan Lochte…

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London 2012: Day 1 thoughts

2012-07-29: I wait three years and 50 weeks for these next two weeks – the Olympics are the highlight of the sporting calendar, and I can’t…

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Four quick thoughts on Comrades 2012

2012-06-04: A more “South African-centric” post today, since it covers a very South African race. Hopefully, one that promotes or encourages more international presence for the…

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London 2012: Kipsang & Keitany conquer London

2012-04-22: The London Marathon today wrapped up a spring marathon season that leaves the world’s elite nicely poised for the next big Marathon, the London Olympic…

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Boston strikes back: The Boston 2012 meltdown

2012-04-16: Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop have won the 2012 Boston Marathon for Kenya. Surprise names, perhaps (particularly Korir), but you might, at first glance, call…

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Boston Marathon: if you can’t stand the heat…

2012-04-16: Later today, Geoffrey Mutai will attempt to address the Ethiopian dominance of marathons so far in 2012 when he defends his title in Boston. Last…

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Marathon season: Ethiopia surge back with Men’s & Women’s wins

2012-04-15: If 2011 was the year of the Kenyans, then 2012 is shaping up as the year of the rivalry. Last year, Kenya exerted a total…

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Paris Marathon: Splits and Commentary

2012-04-15: Stanley Biwott has won the 2012 Paris Marathon to kick off the spring marathon season, and it has started the same way that 2011 left…

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The marathon era: A seismic shift and commercial influence

2011-11-01: The marathon is in the midst of a quite extra-ordinary and unprecedented era. This was encapsulated on the weekend by an incredible performance from Geoffrey…

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