21 Dec England Athletics set to backtrack on fees

England Athletics is issuing revised plans for its affiliation fee structure following a series of consultation meetings with club members. EA is expected to send letters to clubs this week saying that the initial plans for a multilayered fee of up to £20 per annum are...

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21 Dec Olga Kuzenkova 2005 test positive

Russia’s Olga Kuzenkova, the retired 2004 Olympic hammer champion, is under investigation for doping after a retest on her urine sample from the 2005 World Championships came up positive. She also won gold at those Helsinki world championships and, if she loses her medal, silver medallist...

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20 Dec U.S. Olympian’s Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort

A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge...

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20 Dec Dehydration Doesn’t Cause Muscle Cramps?

The standard theory: muscle cramps are caused by loss of fluids and electrolytes, which alters fluid balance in the body and increases the excitability of nerves. The "new" theory: muscles cramps result from "altered neuromuscular control," which can be triggered by a variety of factors, including...

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20 Dec Two Studies Back Benefits of Ice Baths

Long a practice of elites, post-run ice baths have come under a bit of--mixed metaphor alert!--fire lately, on two grounds: that regularly taking ice baths blunts some of the desired effects of training, and that there's little evidence to support proponents' claims that they speed...

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20 Dec Coe’s book packs a punch

As someone who devoured Seb Coe’s first autobiography, Running Free, as a teenager, and has since followed his career with more than a passing interest, I thought his new book would hold very few surprises. How wrong I was. Right from the opening pages there are...

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19 Dec US ‘Super Coaches’ – Salazar & Pfaff

Mike Costello looks at the work of the US 'Super Coaches' who help Olympic and Paralympic athletes strike gold. Including Dan Pfaff who worked with Greg Rutherford and Jonnie Peacock; and Alberto Salazar who coaches Mo Farah. Plus a look through the eyes of the coaches...

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