Racewalkers turn a corner – keeping one foot on the ground – during the women’s 20-km event at the 2012 London Olympics.
Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
Unravelling the common assumption that runners from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have a natural advantage.
Usain Bolt: breaking records.
... and how wind played its part.
Jogging is the ultimate urban sport: accessible, affordable and very, very good for you.
Bolting past the finish line.
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In order to become a better runner, you need to consider these factors first.
Too busy to work out? Not anymore.
Why less is more when it comes to exercise.
The perfect stride of Mo Farah.
Elite athletes run differently to us mere mortals, but there's nothing to stop you stealing a few of their techniques.
Five popular activities rated for their restorative power.
Per litre of sweat produced, we can dump around half a million calories of heat from our bodies.
Our success as a species is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration.
Does a post-workout pint undo all the health benefits?
Running causes new brain cells to grow. But why does this happen? What is the evolutionary advantage?
How did jogging go from a Victorian gentleman's pastime to the most popular form of exercise on the planet?
Route mapping apps such as Strava are popular with cyclists, but you need to protect your privacy.
If you use one of the many apps to map your walking, jogging or cycling route then you could be giving away information that could be abused by others.
Feeling the burn.
It can take the body up to three weeks to fully recover from the strain of running a marathon, so here's some foods that are scientifically proven to help aid recovery.
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.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
Many runners opt for expensive footwear - but are they worth it?
Since avoiding injuries is a priority for runners, many end up buying expensive footwear for their purported safety features. But do the promises made by global footwear companies stack up?
Usain Bolt surprisingly synchronised his steps with Tyson Gay (left) when he broke the world record at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2009.
Synchronising his steps with the next fastest runner may have helped Usain Bolt win the world record in the 100 metre sprint.
Different is OK.
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Research on distance runners reveals evidence of a large sex difference in competitiveness.
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…