Physiology

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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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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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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The Caster Semenya debate

2016-07-16: Caster Semenya won the Monaco 800m in 1:55.33, at a canter, and is the surest bet for gold in Rio 2016. She's also the surest…

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Hyperandrogenism and women vs women vs men in sport: A Q&A with Joanna Harper

2016-05-23: Caster Semenya's likely gold medal in Rio is going to be one of the most controversial stories of the Games, if not the history of…

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Low carbohydrate diets: A plea for balance, scientific rigour & death to dogma

2016-04-05: After five years of watching bad science, defensiveness from both sides, and extremist advocacy rather than balance, I've written an article which is an appeal…

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