The key to record-breaking performances?
As record running times drop, what role is footwear playing?
Recent marathons in Qatar were run during the night to avoid the hottest temperatures.
The marathons in next year's Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo, because of concerns around Tokyo's extreme heat. The move, though controversial, will reduce risks to the athletes' health.
Eliud Kipchoge on his way to winning the London Marathon in April 2019. He’ll certainly go faster in Vienna this week.
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Kenyan marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge is bidding to break the mythical 2-hour barrier in Vienna this week. Analysis of previous world records suggest he needs to find an extra 15 second from somwhere.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge on his way to wining the London Marathon in April 2019.
Many factors have been suggested to explain the dominance of Kenyan middle and long distance runners, and many have been disproved
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge is the fastest marathon runner, so far.
Number crunching the winning race time for marathon athletes can tell us when the men are likely to break the two-hour barrier. But what about a target barrier for women marathon runners?
An ultra-marathon runner and exercise physiologist describes what it's like to take part in an ultra-endurance event, and the consequences it had on his body.
Canadian runner Leslie Sexton crosses the finish line as the fastest Canadian woman to compete in the Toronto Marathon on October 22, 2017.
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New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that 'smart' nutritional supplements can be developed.
Health researchers fact check the idea that running a marathon suppresses your immune system.
How pushing yourself to new extremes can help you to self-care
Final year is stressful enough – without having to run 26 miles.
Transomania which is a foot race from the Arabian Sea to the Indian Ocean is one of the most extreme marathons.
The physical impact of extreme exercise on the body is intense.
The modern marathon distance comes from the 1908 London Olympics.
The story behind the marathon is more complicated than it seems.
High-mileage running training leads to more spring-like behaviour in the legs.
A new study highlights beneficial physical adaptations.
In some distance events, disabled athletes already outcompete their able-bodied counterparts.
Paula Radcliffe holds the world record in the women’s marathon, at 2:15:25.
Just like an efficient car on a long trip, the best marathon runners also use less energy to run at a given speed.
Let me hear your body talk …
Working out is always good for you – until it's not.
Be in the running.
The mind matters when it comes to marathon running, and here are some top mental tips to help you on your way.
It turns out, men lock horns on online charity sites as well.
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A competition already took place ahead of this week's road races in Boston and London: men outbidding each other to show an attractive woman how generous they are.
World record holder – but for how long?
This fall Dennis Kimetto set a new world record in the marathon, clocking 2:02:57 at Berlin. He is the first man to run those 26.2 miles in under 2:03 and his time sparked speculation about when the two-hour…