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Ruth Chepngetich

Women’s World Championship Marathon 2019 – Review

On Sunday 27 September 2019, the city of Doha was host to the first ever night-time marathon at the World Athletics Championships. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2019 women’s World Championship marathon?” and explore what lessons all runners can learn from this historic race. What happened in the race?…
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30/10/2019 0
Dina Asher-Smith

British Athletics Championships 2019 Review

The 2019 Müller British Athletics Championships was set for explosive action. Many athletes were racing not only for their country’s highest accolades. A place on the Great Britain team for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha in a months’ time was also up for grabs. The surprisingly hot and windy conditions at the Alexander…
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28/08/2019 0
Laura Muir

London Diamond League 2019 Overview

The Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, East London, was the tenth Diamond League meeting of the 2019 season. There were a lot of impressive performances, especially from the athletes of Great Britain, such as Lynsey Sharp winning the 800m and Dina Asher-Smith clocking another sub 11 seconds for second-place in the 100m. Muir…
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24/07/2019 0
Sifan Hassan

Monaco Diamond League 2019 Overview

The second half of the Diamond League 2019 season continued at Monaco recently. Conditions were warm and windless in the city-state on the French Riviera. The glamour of the area was matched with some astonishing results. Give Your Best Only When You Need to As focused as athletes should be on the start line of…
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17/07/2019 0
Nelly Jepkosgei at Lausanne Diamond League 2019

Lausanne Diamond League 2019 Overview

The Swiss city of Lausanne was the location of the eighth Diamond League meeting of the 2019 season. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are also situated there. In the warm 27°C conditions there was every chance that the competition would heat up. Self-Belief Extends Winning Streak After winning all three previous Diamond League…
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10/07/2019 0
Caster Semenya at Stanford Diamond League

Stanford Diamond League 2019 Overview

Instead of Oregon’s city Eugene playing host to the seventh Diamond League meeting of the season, Stanford University in California was the location for the (Steve) Prefontaine Classic. Notable athletes shone in the sun at the halfway stage of the annual elite series. Top Honours for American Men Unsurprisingly there was much anticipation for how…
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03/07/2019 0
Rome Diamond League 2019

Rome Diamond League 2019 Overview

The Italian capital Rome played host to the fourth Diamond League meeting of 2019, last Thursday. More British superstars were challenging themselves early in the season and testing their recent block of training. Unfortunately the Brits had to settle for second place as the opposition outclassed them on the night. It is a reminder that…
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12/06/2019 1
Baton at World Relay Championships 2019

World Relay Championships 2019 Review

The 2019 World Relay Championships last weekend was packed with drama. Unlike in usual athletics events, the constant baton changes between athletes proved the deciding factor in determining winners and losers. As a result the medals were never predictable despite the obvious world-class talent on display. Reasons for Imperfections   Nations with the very best…
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15/05/2019 0
Samuel Tefera at Grand Prix Birmingham

Grand Prix Athletics in Birmingham 2019 Review

The IAAF World Tour came to Birmingham last Saturday. The experienced international field were all looking to make their mark on the upcoming year with world leads. The competition was intense and ambitions high. But the overriding theme of the event was that others can truly make you run faster.   Oskan-Clarke Muscles to Victory…
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20/02/2019 0
Asha Philip at 2019 British Indoor Athletics Championships

British Indoor Athletics Championships 2019 Review

The 2019 British Indoor Athletics Championships, held in Arena Birmingham last weekend, showcased the best of British athletics. The two-day event did not disappoint. There were so many heats, semi-finals and finals that coverage was non-stop throughout Saturday and Sunday afternoon. There were storming wins for Laura Muir (in the 3000m) and Tom Bosworth (in…
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13/02/2019 1
Endure by Alex Hutchinson - Grounded Runner

6 Elements to Improve Endurance Running

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance (2018) by Alex Hutchinson Theory A traditional view of endurance is that the body is a ‘machine’, limited by the muscles’ ability to use energy and oxygen. However, more recently, researchers such as Tim Noakes and Samuele Marcora have asserted that human limits are defined…
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19/12/2018 0
Jakob Ingebrigtsen

5 Secrets to Young Success of Jakob Ingebrigtsen

Read the 5 main components of Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s rising success at middle-distance races.


30/08/2018 3