Category: Archive

SAVE THE OLYMPIASTADION!

June 8th, 2017 by

  Remember Berlino? Of course you do; the Bear was the star of the show at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, even outshining his young pal, Jumpin’ Jack Flash from Jamaica (see below). Well, Berlino is in big trouble. His natural habitat is in grave danger! The iconic Olympiastadion in Berlin is under threat […]


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KIPSANG AND RONOH FACE-OFF

June 2nd, 2017 by

  With a distant eye on retrieving the marathon world record this coming Autumn, Wilson Kipsang takes a chance of getting beaten by one of his training partners again, when he races the Mattoni České Budějovice Half-Marathon in the Czech Republic tomorrow evening, Saturday June 3. The race is one of the RunCzech series of […]


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TORRID TIMES IN BANGKOK

May 21st, 2017 by

  Whatever the circumstances, talent is likely to prevail. And so it proved, when Silas Muturi and Esther Macharia of Kenya won men’s and women’s races at the inaugural Bangkok Midnight Marathon early on Sunday morning, May 21. Their winning times were 2.30.23 and 2.53.31 respectively; some 18 and 23 minutes slower than their bests. […]


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O SUPERMAN

May 6th, 2017 by

  So, Superman is not a big, chisel-jawed white Jewish guy from New York, after all*. He is a weedy little black guy from 3000 metres up in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya But one who runs long distances so fast it’s as if he is running down from that altitude to sea-level. His […]


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A SHORT HISTORY OF PERFORMANCE ENHANCING

May 3rd, 2017 by

  Earlier this week, the European Athletics Association passed a resolution for a wholesale reassessment of world records, just days before we are due to get a staged manipulation of a potential sub-two hour marathon. The implication of the former move, welcomed by IAAF President Seb Coe, is that too many of the current world […]


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PARENTAL ABUSE?

April 15th, 2017 by

  Parkrun has been one of the social phenomena of the 21st century. Starting with a few mates, looking to escape marathon madness with a shorter run, it has graduated from a dozen participants in a west London park in 2004, to hundreds of 5k runs every Saturday morning (at 9am) at parks throughout the […]


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