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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 our analysis of Day 2′s action, since it was also the only track final of the day. The much awaited race was ultimately something of a disappointment. Such was the […]
In the , I used the example of a runner called Sipho Ngomane to show how SA is losing out on potentially talented runners because of a desire to push runners into marathons and ultras well before their time. So in Sipho Ngomane, we have a 23 year old who was running 2 marathons, 2 […]
In two previous posts, we have looked at by the cross-over of a group of speed merchants from the track, and then be the , even over the marathon distance. And I was bemoaning the fact that South African men, with the exception of Hendrik Ramala, appear to be slipping gradually off the face of […]
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, having great endurance and staying power”, which was basically a euphemism (in many cases) for saying they lacked the basic speed necessary to be a great track runner. At least, […]
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 […]