April, 2018  // Posts published in April, 2018

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

Boston 2018 was one for the archives. A brutally cold, wet and windy day made for incredible, unpredictable elite races, and a whole lot of DNFs! There's a theory that women did better in this regard than men, and this post explores cold physiology, and what factors MIGHT explain why women MIGHT be able to handle the extreme cold better than men

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16 Apr 2018 Posted in Boston Marathon/Marathons/Running

2018 Boston Marathon: Live splits and coverage

Welcome to my live coverage of the 2018 Boston Marathon, where I'll post splits, projections and thoughts as both races develop.

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11 Apr 2018 Posted in Cycling/Four minute mull

Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes – a brief overview

Sudden cardiac death is a spectre that looms over sport. When apparently healthy and fit athletes die during sport, it triggers questions and grief. The latest such case is that of Michael Goolaerts, a Belgian pro-cyclist who died during the 2018 Paris-Roubaix. This video provides an overview of the prevalence, possible causes, and challenges facing prevention.

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