Event Analysis

“177” – The Sub-2 hour marathon and East Africa’s super-runners

2014-10-14: Marathon running is in a golden era, the 2-hour barrier approaching. Kenyans in particular have led the charge, raising some of the most fascinating…

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2014 Chicago Marathon Live

2014-10-12: Live coverage of the 2014 Chicago Marathon - join me for splits and comment as the race…

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2014 Spring season recap

2014-04-25: The 2014 Spring Marathon season produced 3 course…

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Boston Marathon 2014: Splits and analysis

2014-04-21: Race reports, splits and insights from the 2014 Boston Marathon, won by Meb Keflezighi and Rita Jeptoo, in contrasting…

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London Marathon: Wilson Kipsang & Edna Kiplagat rule

2014-04-13: The 2014 London Marathon has produced two great races yet again, with the highlight being the fastest ever performance in London by Wilson Kipsang on…

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Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide – Go All In

2014-03-28: The Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide is here! A preview and explanation of the key sections of the Ultra and Half Marathons, to guide…

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The rise of Kenya

2014-03-07: The marathon has seen an extra-ordinary explosion in quality and quantity over the last 20 years. Its epicenter is Kenya. I look at…

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Symmetrical knees and sprint performance: The Jamaican secret?

2014-01-08: A recent study found that sprint performance in Jamaicans was related to the symmetry of their knees. The media pounced, and explained Usain Bolt's…

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The World Record Suspicion survey, and some related thoughts

2014-01-03: Just how believable are the T&F world records? An online poll sparks some questions, some analysis and some thoughts on the state of the sport…

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