The IAAF World Championships

2007-08-14: The IAAF World Championships take place in Osaka, Japan, starting on August 25th, and that week long event will be a feature of many of…

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The story of Alistair Cragg

2007-08-09: In the , I used the example of a runner called Sipho Ngomane to show how SA is losing out on potentially talented runners because…

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Lopes in 1976 at the Olympic Games where he won silver behind Lasse Viren in the 10 000m event

The marathon revolution

2007-08-04: There was a time, not long ago, where the marathon was an event that was dominated by runners who would often be described as “strong,…

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A great running blog with science facts, from someone who knows

2007-07-16: About three years ago, I was attending a Sports Medicine and Science Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, and had dinner with a fairly large group, among…

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The Comrades Ultra Marathon

2007-07-14: Last week, we received an email from Alan, and he asked us to look at the following three performances from this year’s Comrades Marathon: I…

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Comrades marathon – some really fascinating questions

2007-07-08: Every once in a while, we get some absolute pearls from visitors to the blog. And this email, which we recieved yesterday evening, is an…

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Altitude training – the basics

2007-07-07: So I really struggle to come up with a decent post for today, felt like doing something on cycling again, now that Jorg Jaksche has…

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A comprehensive running link

2007-07-06: A while back, we did an analysis of the African and American marathon performances, and asked whether the Africans were really ‘unbeatable’? While looking up…

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Mens 10000m sydney 2000 olympics Haile Gebrselassie. Photo by Flickr user Ian @

The Ethiopian running dynasty

2007-06-30: About a month ago, we did a post questioning whether we were about to witness the of long distance running dominance. The jury is still…

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