21 Nov Lebid targets title no.10 in Budapest

The word legend is used too often in sport but when the name of Serhiy Lebid is mentioned alongside the SPAR European Cross Country Championships then there is no doubt it is the correct description. Lebid is now 37 and he has won the European cross...

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21 Nov Science Helping Building Better Olympic Athletes

Jones is attended by 22 scientists and technicians, paid for by Red Bull, her sponsor. It is her seventh training session with the team, and today they’ve arrayed 40 motion-capture cameras along the track. She’s also being monitored by a system called Optojump, which measures...

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21 Nov English Athletics Membership 2013-2017

England Athletics is to hold three meetings where plans for affiliation and membership for 2013 will be discussed with clubs. These will be held on 30 November in the North, 1 December in the Midlands and 14 December in the South. The events will each...

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21 Nov Loughborough study supports doping-specific legislation

A recently published study from the University of Loughborough in the UK has shown that countries with legislation specific to performance enhancing drugs were better equipped to address the problem of doping in sport. ‘The use of legislation in relation to controlling the production, movement, importation,...

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21 Nov Rutherford plants new roots in Arizona

Greg Rutherford was retracing his family roots yesterday. The London 2012 long jump champion had his Olympic gold medal with him for the launch of the 2013 European Team Championships at Gateshead, across the Tyne from St James' Park, where his late great-grandfather won three...

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20 Nov The Benefits Of Circuit Training For Runners

You might be surprised to learn that as part of her training for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Shalane Flanagan included copious amounts of circuit training in her weekly routine in addition to her running workouts. In fact, on hard workout days, circuit training...

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20 Nov Pavey frustrated by Yokohama DNF

Double Olympic finalist Jo Pavey failed to finish yesterday’s Yokohama Marathon due to an untimely illness. The 39-year-old had been hoping to smash the 2:28:24 PB she set on her 26.2-mile debut in London last year. Based on recent racing form – including a victory at...

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19 Nov David Rudisha & Ezekiel Kemboi going into Politics

The involvement of world 800m champion David Rudisha, Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi in ongoing political campaigns is raising questions in athletics circles. The trio were spotted in the ODM Reloaded team campaigning in various places in Elgeyo Marakwet County on Tuesday together with Sports...

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