Running

2014 Wrap Part 2: The science of sport review

2014-12-30: In the second part of my 2014 Review series, I look at three of the sports science stories that made news - the sub-2 hour…

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The 2-hour marathon and the 4-min mile

2014-12-16: A recently launched group plans to help runners go under 2 hours for the marathon in five years. is it feasible? For many reasons,…

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2014 New York Marathon: Live coverage

2014-11-02: Live coverage, splits and thoughts from the 2014 New York…

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“177” – The Sub-2 hour marathon and East Africa’s super-runners

2014-10-14: Marathon running is in a golden era, the 2-hour barrier approaching. Kenyans in particular have led the charge, raising some of the most fascinating…

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2014 Chicago Marathon Live

2014-10-12: Live coverage of the 2014 Chicago Marathon - join me for splits and comment as the race…

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The Vibram lawsuit, barefoot running and science perspectives

2014-05-15: Vibram Five Finger shoes were last week ordered to pay $3.75 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. What it means for the barefoot running…

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Perception is everything. Or is it? The simplification of fatigue

2014-05-13: Fatigue is complex. Yet scientists continue to simplify it for the sake of their arguments. I offer a critique of this approach, and some…

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Kenyan runner’s dramatic finish. But is it an “insult” & “slavery”?

2014-05-01: A dramatic video of a Kenyan marathon runner staggering to the finish line sparked criticism and debate. I discuss the physiology & medical dilemma of…

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2014 Spring season recap

2014-04-25: The 2014 Spring Marathon season produced 3 course…

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