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THE EXTRAORDINARY MR WHITLOCK

January 1st, 2017 by

  Ed Whitlock ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon two months ago in three hours, fifty six minutes and thirty three seconds. So far, so fun-run. Except for the fact that Ed Whitlock is 85 years old; and he broke the previous record for an 85 year old marathoner by 38 minutes, an improvement of close […]


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TARNISHED CROWN?

May 2nd, 2014 by

Sixty years ago on Tuesday, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four minute Mile in history. In the following three months, Bannister, now Sir Roger won two other internationally significant races, the Empire Games One Mile, and the European Championships 1500 metres. Of those three events, the sub-four Mile was by far the least important. Yet […]


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ANOTHER GIANT LEAP?

September 27th, 2013 by

Just over ten years ago, the teenage Eliud Kipchoge sprang into the public consciousness by holding off the celebrated Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele to win the World 5000 metres title in one of the most exciting finishes in the history of track distance running. Despite a decade of superlative performances since then, including […]


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EMPERORS

May 22nd, 2013 by

There are all too few decent books on track and field and its practitioners. But Haile Gebrselassie, the greatest long distance runner in history is fittingly getting another volume to sustain his legend; and one in which he has had a hand. For that, he has another legend to thank. Jiro Mochizuki looks as if […]


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