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SUB-TWO TO PLUS-TWO?

October 12th, 2019 by

  If there were any doubts about the primacy of Eliud Kipchoge in modern marathoning, they were expunged in Vienna on Saturday morning when the Kenyan Olympic champion and world record holder ran the 42.195 kilometres in one hour, 59 minutes and 40.2 seconds, the historic first sub-two hour marathon. Granted it was done with […]


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GOLD AMONG THE DROSS

October 7th, 2019 by

  As usual, it was left to the athletes to save the day at the IAAF World Championships in Qatar. They almost made it! They certainly weren’t getting much if any help from the IAAF, whose major input was imposing a torrid antipathetic venue like Doha in the first place. And that decision was almost […]


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THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME?

February 14th, 2017 by

  When the Ancient Greeks, who invented the Olympic Games as an afterthought to laying the ground rules of Drama, Philosophy, Ethics, Medicine, Astronomy, et al, wanted to venture a bit of soothsaying as well, they would despatch a slave to Delphi to consult the Oracle. We slaves to track and field athletics have a […]


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AFTER THE FALL

February 2nd, 2017 by

Kenenisa Bekele went to the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, on January 20, as the strongest possible favourite to win. He was so confident of his superlative form that he even predicted a world record, which was hardly outrageous, since he had come within six seconds of Dennis Kimetto’s 2.02.57 when winning in Berlin just over […]


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FALL GUY

January 23rd, 2017 by

  Did he fall, or was he pushed? The answer to both of those questions is an unequivocal yes. But the corollary to the second question, was it deliberate? leads us dangerously close to the field of conspiracy theory. I am of course talking about the fall of Kenenisa Bekele at the start of the […]


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THE ‘INFAMOUS’ MR WHITLOCK

January 12th, 2017 by

  (this is Part Two of a lengthy feature on the British-born Canadian phenomenon, Ed Whitlock If you have not read the first part, please go to: http://www.globerunner.org/01/extraordinary-mr-whitlock/) A year or two prior to the turn of the millennium, Ed Whitlock started seriously considering that he could be the first person over 70 (in his case […]


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