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Endurance sports' physical demands explain why certain events favor different body shapes. By: Chris Gorski (ISNS) -- Olympians competing in the many endurance sporting events have such different body shapes because the physics and physiology of moving fast -- and efficiently -- require it. A sport's physical demands dictate the dimensions of...
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RT’s Run School featuring Mark Blomeley. Mark is a strength and conditioning coach with over 10 years experience in the sports and fitness industry. Currently in Brisbane, he is a specialist strength and conditioning coach for runners from international standard elites to the everyday runner. http://www.markblomeley.com.au/
That sinking feeling - Len Johnson Reporting from London - Runner's Tribe Pink Floyd famously imagined an elephant flying over Battersea Power Station. I fancied I saw a kitchen sink on the first night of the world championships, flying over Queen Elizabeth Park. They threw everything but the kitchen sink at...
Running in all its forms offers an exhilarating and refreshing experience. You get the opportunity to feel the wind in your face and view the world in all its glory. Your physical limits are tested each time as you push yourself to carry on even when your muscles tire....
This week we take a look at some of our female athletes who are all at a critical stage in their individual careers. All four athletes that we focus on below are at different stages in their careers, but essentially are all looking for one thing - success on the international...
2k16 | It’s the little things that make a big difference As many of you would have heard in December last year I relocated to Melbourne to base my training there with the St Kevin's boys under the guidance of Justin Rinaldi. The move has been smooth with everything coming...
A Column By Len Johnson When David McNeill ran 27:45.01 in the Payton Jordan meeting in Stanford this May, his performance had a certain Dickensian element. To cite the opening line from A Tale of Two Cities , it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The...
Mountain running alternates between all up hill courses and up and down courses, ranging between 12 and 14km in length. This year is an up and down year, with both the Australian and World Mountain Champs being held on a 4km course, 2km down, then 2km up, with the...
On Saturday the 25th of August the South Australian Senior Men won their first national title in the long history of the Australian Cross Country Championships. A significant accomplishment for four good mates from a traditionally small distance running state. However, an ever more special day for us as...
WHAT I THINK ABOUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT FOOD | A COLUMN BY DAVID MCNEILL At the risk of being condescending, and calling all runners control freaks, my experience is that habitual runners (from the hobby joggers to the Olympic medalists) share qualities of being perfectionist, pedantic, meticulous, and non-compromising....