Monthly Archives: April 2011

A BOSTON ROAD RACE

Last Monday’s so-called Boston Marathon has made a mockery of long distance running. The world’s best practitioner of the art, Haile Gebrselassie ran 2.03.59 in 2008, on an admittedly fast, but fully authenticated marathon course, in Berlin; and now sees two Kenyans, Geoffrey Mutai and Moses Mosop run almost a minute faster on the Boston […]






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TWO HOUR MARATHON

Speculation about the two-hour marathon is in the news again. In the week leading up to the London and Boston Marathons, a very good documentary was aired on BBC Radio 4, made by my pal Chris Dennis. It is still available online on the BBC iplayer (*see below). The 25min show was well constructed; interesting, […]






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GO PARKRUN

Nobody tells me anything. You would think, would you not, that being a journalist (even semi-retired) for thirty years or more would keep me up to speed on info, especially in my own arena, ie athletics? Not necessarily. For example, two of my European colleagues (both of whom write about athletics) had been living together […]






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