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Running Economy Part I

2007-12-07: we introduced a new series, Running Economy, inspired by this study, which was published just last week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It…

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Running won’t save you from heart disease

2007-11-05: As we have mentioned in our , it has been a bad year for sudden death in athletes. Add to this two more cases that…

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Scientists engineer a “Lance Armstrong mouse”

2007-11-02: US scientists have successfully managed to ‘engineer’ a line of mice that display remarkable physical prowess and ability. In some English newspapers, it was referred…

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Post-Chicago analysis continued: One patient’s details

2007-10-12: The news media are slowing down a bit here in Chicago, but the questions still remain—and we are not talking about why the race ran…

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Women vs Men Part III

2007-10-11: Yesterday, we looked at the performance differences between men and women across the entire range of distances from 100m to the Ultra-marathons, in an attempt…

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Investigating heatstroke

2007-10-10: Recent marathon running news has been dominated by the Chicago Marathon and the heat which forced the closure of the race at around 11h30. There…

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Women vs Men Part II

2007-10-09: Yesterday, in Part I of our series on men vs. women, we looked at the evolution of the world record in the marathon event, and…

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Women vs Men Part I

2007-10-09: The first of a series of articles comparing the physiology of men to women, and its implications for performance differences between…

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Women vs. Men in the marathon

2007-10-07: Last weekend, Haile Gebrselassie knocked 29 seconds off the four-year old marathon world record with a . As tends to happen after these performances, everyone…

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