Monthly Archives: May 2009

THE LONG VIEW

Ultra-distance running is a marginal affair at best, but Christopher McDougall has written an ambitious, informative and entertaining book, Born To Run, which threatens, however briefly to bring the pursuit into the mainstream. A sometime war correspondent for Associated Press in Rwanda, and long-time contributor to upmarket magazines with a taste for the offbeat tale, […]






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EXPERT

I love experts. On whatever subject. You know the type, people who know their subject back to front, speak quietly and succinctly, explaining carefully and accessibly, and have the class to admit when they don’t know something. But their expertise shines through. In the year or so that I’ve been writing this blog, it’s been […]






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PLAY IT AGAIN, SAAEED

A few months after Usain Bolt made his first ripple on the surface of international track and field athletics, winning the world junior 200 metres title, at age 15 no less, in his backyard in Kingston, Jamaica, Stephen Cherono created a tidal wave, crushing all-time great Hicham El Guerrouj in the Moroccan’s much publicised senior […]






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