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Mo Farah ‘tip toeing’ last year. Mo Farah ‘tip toeing’ last year. Anthony Devlin/PA

Is there an optimum style for running the marathon?

Most of the brave and hardy runners in Sunday’s London Marathon will have put themselves through a lengthy training programme to build up strength and stamina as well as physical and mental fitness. They…
You don’t have to be Superman to help save lives – just upload your fitness data. You don’t have to be Superman to help save lives – just upload your fitness data. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

How can big data go the distance for runners (and the rest of us)?

The number of Australians running or jogging has almost doubled since 2005-06 and - with the rise of smartphones - running and fitness app development has also exploded. So how many of these runners have…
“Blade Runner’s” selection for the London Olympics has made sporting history. “Blade Runner’s” selection for the London Olympics has made sporting history. RAINER JENSEN/EPA

Oscar Pistorius and the Olympics: good news or bad for sport?

Oscar Pistorius – the South African double amputee athlete known as Blade Runner – will run at the at the London Olympics. Until a week ago, his hopes of inclusion in the South African Olympic team looked…
If you don’t change the way you run, ditching your sneakers is a recipe for injury. If you don’t change the way you run, ditching your sneakers is a recipe for injury. Steven at

Monday’s medical myth: run barefoot to prevent injuries

The human species is one of the most efficient terrestrial animals. We adapted to run on dry riverbeds and grasslands, but development of modern society has strained the evolutionary process. Footwear…
You might feel great after going for a jog, but is the “high” purely psychological? You might feel great after going for a jog, but is the “high” purely psychological? Tobyotter

Happiness is a long run: why jogging gets you high

A new study is tapping into a phenomenon most of us have heard about and some of us might claim to have experienced at some point – “runner’s high”. In doing so, this study touches on something fundamentally…

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