The first ever Comrades Marathon held on the 17th of June has come and gone. I was in the medical tent, for the third year running, doing a research study, and so missed much of the race (next year, maybe I’ll watch it!). But it was once again a memorable race, though perhaps for different […]
The end of the Ethiopian era?
Apologies for the delay between posts, it’s been a crazily busy time for both of us. But we’re back, and feature two interesting athletic/running related articles today, now that the IAAF season is well upon us. Also, with the Comrades Ultra-Marathon coming up shortly, check us out for some interesting pre-race science, predictions and the […]
African running dominance
We recently (11 May, Good read, !) featured some stats on the African runners in the City Marathons, and Jonathan showed how in the Boston and New York Marathons, the Africans had not in fact moved the event forward. The winning times over the last 30 years have NOT improved and so the classic American […]
Are the Africans really faster than the Americans?
In the 1980’s the first Kenyan runners began entering (and winning) marathons in the USA. The first to win a major city marathon was Jon Nzau at Chicago in 1983. Next was Ibrahim Hussein in 1987 at New York and Boston in 1988, and finally Douglas Wakiihuri won London in 1989. In the 1990’s the […]
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