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10 of the Best Running Stories (July 2014 – The Mobot and The Truth About Speed)
Welcome to your latest round-up of the breaking running news this week.
Below you’ll find the top running stories on the web this week. But it’s worth noting that the best – and particularly the most popular – running stories aren’t necessarily the most comprehensive.
The most shared article about running injuries this week gives two simple pieces of advice to help runners struggling with shin splints. You can access that story by clicking below. Or read on for our top 10 running stories across the web this week.
The best running stories on the web this week
Below you’ll find our 10 of the Best list below. These are the stories we’ve been reading – including a couple on this very site! If you see any missing, why not leave a comment below. And for more running news, click here for the latest daily update or for breaking news.
A good running week for...senior runners. The Guinness World Record for marathons run in a year has been broken by Larry Macon - for the fourth time. The 69-year-old notched up a figure of 239 in 2013.
A good running week for...running common sense. Organisers of a race in upstate New York had refused to allow twin brothers diagnosed with the genetic disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy to participate. That would have required their use of adult jogging buggies, against race rules. This week they finally saw sense and decided to allow the brothers to take part.
A good running week for...women marathon runners. Unlike their male counterparts, female runners appear to have a canny ability to pace themselves throughout marathons, according to a new study.
A bad running week for the...Malcolm Gladwell. Do you really need 10 years (or 10,000 hours for that matter) of deliberate practice to achieve expertise when it comes to running? Interestingly enough, the latest research suggests that many sprinters may have been exceptional prior to starting to training. And world class status was achieved accordingly rapidly.
A bad running week for...The Mobot. Olympic and World Champion Mo Farah revealed that the days of the Mobot are numbered. A new celebration may be on the cards when he competes in the Diamond League meet at Hampden, Glasgow, just a fortnight before the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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A bad running week for...Tyson Gay. The disgraced sprinter was defeated by Justin Gatlin in the 100m at a Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. It was Gay's first outing since his recent drugs ban.
A good running week for....Dwain Chambers. The British athlete rose to the considerable challenge posed a number of talented young sprinters at the British Championships. He won the 100m title for a fifth successive time, recording a season's best performance in a time of 10.12 seconds.