16 Jan NCAA Indoor Results – Weekend 1

While there have been several weekends of low-key action before Christmas, the road to Fayetteville for Indoor Nationals, and our coverage, truly begins here. Eli Kirk, of Tony Houchin‘s UAB squad, took an impressive win at the Birmingham. Her 4:50 indoor mile is her second PB...

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16 Jan The Kenyan advantage: Is it calf elasticity?

The most recent study investigating the fascinating dominance of East African distance runners has found that Kenyan athletes have more elastic calf muscles than non-athletic whites. Is this the secret to their success? The reality is far more complex, and includes some major conceptual challenges...

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16 Jan Behind Armstrong’s Decision to Talk

Last month, Lance Armstrong boarded a plane for Denver to do something several of his lawyers had advised against: sitting down for a private conversation with the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Travis Tygart had given the star cyclist no reason to believe that USADA...

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16 Jan Top 800m Field in Düsseldorf

The ‘PSD Bank Meeting’ returns to Düsseldorf on February 8 for the eighth edition of the meeting and one of the expected highlights will be the men’s 800m. The line-up reads like a major championship final – Kenya’s Timothy Kitum who took Olympic bronze last year...

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13 Jan Britton wins in Antrim

European champion Fionnuala Britton posted another impressive victory as she won the senior women’s race at the IAAF cross-country international in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Britton clocked 18min 17sec to beat British runner Louise Damen by 12 seconds, with Magdalyne Masai of Kenya third. Linda Byrne, who...

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