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“I hereby publicly announce my return to athletics competitions” – Caster Semenya The above quote is attributed to Caster Semenya, South Africa’s 800m world champion from Berlin last year, and the athlete who, for all the wrong reasons, dominated the world scene towards the end of 2009. Her story, and the web of lying, corruption, […]
The big running news of the weekend was that Zersenay Tadese, the Eritrean former World Cross-country champion and multiple world half-marathon champion, delivered on his promise to break the half-marathon world record in Lisbon. His time, an amazing 58:23, breaks the old mark of Sammy Wanjiru, the undisputed number 1 marathon racer in the world […]
The final instalment in a 5-part Q & A series on barefoot running. Today: innovation, the future and an ultimate conclusion
Part 4 of our barefoot Q & A, tackling cushioning, proprioception, the strength of the foot & 'intelligent' muscle tuning
In this instalment of the barefoot Q & A, we discuss performance and injury implications, and belief around shoes
We discuss the footstrike and the kinematic changes associated with barefoot running
We kick off a 5-part Q & A series on all things barefoot and shod running. We start with a discussion of "natural" running, and ask whether there is a right way to run?
Canada sits atop the Winter sporting world this morning, having claimed a record 14 gold medals in their home Olympic Games. It’s a record for any Games, beating the previous record of 13 held by Norway (Salt Lake City, 2002) and the Soviet Union (Innsbruck, 1976). The 14th medal also probably felt like five for […]