Sports Science

Sports science, marginal gains and common sense

2017-03-29: Bradley Wiggins called marginal gains "a load of rubbish" recently, and while his thoughts were poorly crafted and tainted by the context, it triggered an…

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A thought crossed my mind: Knowledge & confidence, and “feeblemindedness”

2017-03-27: Around 100 years ago, the world's leading scientists got together to discuss "eugenics", the idea that we could selectively breed "good stock" for the benefit…

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Ban the Nike Vaporfly & other carbon fiber devices for future performance credibility

2017-03-21: Nike recently unveiled the Vaporfly Elite, the shoe it has been working on to help it break the 2-hour marathon barrier. The shoe incorporates a…

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A thought crossed my mind: Injury prevention research & purpose

2017-03-19: Attending the 2017 IOC Sports Injury and Illness Conference, it struck me that injury researchers are far more collaborative than those in performance. I…

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The “2-hour marathon” season begins

2017-01-16: 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…

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

2016-12-13: 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…

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Talent ID & Development: IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 lectures

2016-12-08: I’ve spent the last week, a very stimulating one, at the IMG Academy in Brandenton Florida, where I’ve lectured on the IAAF Level 5 and…

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The Steven Colvert Case: Anti-doping quality control

2016-10-19: The doping case of Steven Colvert is crucial because it asks questions of the trustworthiness of the science that is used to catch dopers. This…

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2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals

2016-10-18: Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I'm interested in, and which can be applied to…

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