What is the best strategy for running your best race? A new computer model might soon join your training team.
We asked an accredited sports dietitian to describe what you need in your diet if you’re running long distances.
Ultra-marathon runners face a plethora of physical and mental challenges on the track, including intense fatigue and extreme physical pain.
Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with stomach ulcers, kidney injuries and cardiovascular side effects.
Training data collected by fitness trackers may be useful to predict marathon performance
As record running times drop, what role is footwear playing?
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.
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.
Many factors have been suggested to explain the dominance of Kenyan middle and long distance runners, and many have been disproved
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.
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.
The physical impact of extreme exercise on the body is intense.
The story behind the marathon is more complicated than it seems.
A new study highlights beneficial physical adaptations.
In some distance events, disabled athletes already outcompete their able-bodied counterparts.
Just like an efficient car on a long trip, the best marathon runners also use less energy to run at a given speed.