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2 Sep

Video of the Week - Winter Run

Summer may barely be over but we're already looking ahead to winter with our video of the week. Cancer Research UK Winter Run Series – the world's first winter themed 10k running series – takes place this year, with events in Liverpool, London, and Manchester. Check out the video to whet your appetite.

26 Aug

Steeled For Action

Gemma SteelShe might be an internationally-acclaimed runner, but European Cross Country Champion Gemma Steel is anything but the archetypal elite athlete. Unlike nearly every other top runner, she is as reluctant to race on the track as even the most standard of joggers. 

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17 Aug

Doping Cannot Rock Ordinary Runners

Marathon runners

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the media frenzy of it all. The recent doping allegations against athletics – particularly the IAAF, the sport’s world authority – can be depressing, if you allow them to be. “Scandal”, “shameful”, “disgrace” – dramatic words from the likes of the Sunday Times that scream for your attention. And of course, they succeed.

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5 Aug

Be Epic

James Lawrence

Completing a marathon was always enough to satisfy the appetite of most runners seeking a true test – and for the vast majority it still is. But there seems to be a growing trend for the most epic challenges possible. Challenges that go beyond organised races, ones that come from each runner’s wild – sometimes crazy – imagination.

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22 Jul

Dibaba Cleans Up

Genzebe Dibaba

I had a rare privilege last week when I witnessed an athletics world record. Working at a world-class sporting event like the Monaco Diamond League was already an incredible experience, but to see first-hand a world record and a distance running one at that, was a real treat. Writes Chris Broadbent.

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