Physiology

The physiology of the cold: Why might women out-‘survive’ men?

2018-04-19: Boston 2018 was one for the archives. A brutally cold, wet and windy day made for incredible, unpredictable elite races, and a whole lot…

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Pacing physiology and the limit to performance: A #fourminute mull

2018-02-15: The latest four minute mull explores pacing strategies, physiology and fatigue. In so doing, I offer a theory for the limits to human performance…

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Head injuries in Rugby Part 3: The key evidence and law change advice

2017-08-03: This is part 3 of the 3-part series on head injuries in rugby. It explores the two most interesting and relevant findings of the…

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The pursuit of the sub-2 marathon: Where to next?

2017-05-08: Where do we go next? Now that Eliud Kipchoge has taken us to the brink of a sub-2 hour marathon, have the boundaries of…

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Eliud Kipchoge 2:00:25

2017-05-06: Eliud Kipchoge has run a marathon in 2:00:25, coming within sight of breaking the 2-hour barrier. How did he do it, and what might we…

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The sub-2 hour marathon attempt: The pacing strategy

2017-05-02: The Nike-Breaking 2 attempt will happen in Monza this weekend. I don't think a sub-2 is possible, but what will be fascinating is to…

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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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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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