12 Oct Kenya as 2024 Olympic Host? Not Likely

Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 2016 Olympics, and will be the first South American city to do so. That will leave Africa as the only continent other than frozen Antarctica to not yet host the Olympic Games.… Continue reading → Full Article HERE...

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11 Oct The man behind Kemboi’s dance song

When Ezekiel Kemboi was the first to cross the finish line of the 3000 metres steeplechase race during the 2011 IAAF Daegu World championship, he broke into dance. During the London Olympics held in August this year, after winning the same race, he danced again...

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11 Oct Aviva confirms end of contract with UKA

Insurance and finance giant Aviva this morning confirmed that they will not renew their sponsorship deal with UK Athletics when it expires in December. For 13 years Aviva – or ‘Norwich Union’ as they were known when the contract began in 1999 – has been the...

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11 Oct Study: Eccentric Strengthening Best For Achilles

Achilles tendon injuries improve more when treated with eccentric strengthening than concentric strengthening, according to a study published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In the study, 32 men with Achilles tendinopathy (what most … Continue reading → Full Article HERE...

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10 Oct British pole vaulter Kate Dennison announces retirement

Former British pole vault record holder Kate Dennison has announced her retirement from athletics.  The 28-year-old finished sixth at the World Championships in 2009 and won bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. But her London 2012 Olympic campaign ended in disappointment when she dropped out after injuring...

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10 Oct USADA statement on Armstrong evidence

15 riders including 11 LA team-mates have testified on Lance Armstrongs doping. Today, we are sending the ‘Reasoned Decision’ in the Lance Armstrong case and supporting information to the Union Cycliste International (UCI), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The evidence...

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10 Oct How Do Elite Runners’ Contracts Work?

Most elites will tell you that running for a living is a privilege. But that doesn't mean it's financially predictable. As Olympian Amy Begley details in an extensive blog post on the topic, being a contracted runner … Continue reading → Full Article HERE...

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