African running

On DSDs, the theory of testosterone, performance the CAS ruling on Caster Semenya

2019-05-02: The Caster Semenya controversy, or more accurately, the issue of DSDs in women's sport, is the most complex issue ever faced by sport. I…

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A short thought on sport: Evaluating Eliud. Is Kipchoge a next-gen 2:02 marathoner, or a mid-2:04 runner in a technologically superior shoe? Who knows?

2019-05-01: Eliud Kipchoge is a physiological marvel. The Nike Vaporfly is a technological marvel. Both improve marathon performance. Except these statements can't both be true, and…

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We need to talk about East African runners and general trust vs skepticism in performances

2019-04-25: The London Marathon on Sunday will almost certainly be won by an East African. This group may be one of the most fascinating in all…

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Asbel Kiprop banned for four years: The Final Decision and anti-doping insights

2019-04-23: Asbel Kiprop, former Olympic and three-time World 1500m champion, has been banned for four years for doping. Here are my insights on the Final Decision…

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Short Thought on Sport: Asbel Kiprop’s “positive test” and a chance for the biological passport to shine (or not)

2019-04-11: I’m back with a short thought on sport! Turns out these haven’t always been short enough to allow me to do them as often as…

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The aging of elite performance: “Geriatric champions” and have the rules for getting older changed?

2019-02-06: Yesterday, I was sent this link. It says that Dwain Chambers, he of THG and a doping ban in 2004 (!), is making a comeback,…

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Letter to BJSM reinforcing call for retraction of IAAF research on testosterone in women

2018-08-02: Along with two prominent scientists, we have recently called for the research study on testosterone's effects in women athletes to be retracted. This research…

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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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