400 metres hurdles Favourite Bershawn Jackson struggling at the last hurdle, which leads to his competitors overtaking him and him dropping out in the semifinal. Photo by Eckhard Pecher.

IAAF World Champs – Day 2 analysis

2007-08-26: Day 2 of the IAAF World Champs bought the much anticipated clash between Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay, and this is the race that dominates…

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World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Women's 10000 Meter Champion Tirunesh Dibaba celebrating. Photo by Eckhard Pecher.

IAAF World Champs – Day 1 insights and analysis

2007-08-25: The IAAF World Championships in Osaka began with a bang, and the temperatures matched some of the action. At this stage, the action is dominated…

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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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