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Vibram, Robots, Gaitlin, Ennis, Plantar Fasciitis: The Weekly Round-Up

By on May 25, 2014

A quick round-up of this week’s top stories:

A good running week for…

  • Justin Gaitlin. The US spinter had an exceptional week, not only winning the 100 meters at the IAAF World Challenge in Beijing on Wednesday, but also recording the two fastest 100m times in the world this year.
  • Kenenisa Bekele. The athlete claimed victory in the Great Machester Run, recording a time of 28 minutes, 23 seconds over the 10km distance. He finished the race five seconds ahead of marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang.
  • Jess Ennis-Hill. The heptathlete is considering a switch to hurdles when she returns to the sport after having her baby this summer.
  • Plantar fasciitis sufferers. Increasing numbers of Americans are switching to laser treatment to help with injuries, such as plantar fasciitis. Elite coach Alberto Salazar revealed that he is making use of the approach for his stable of runners (which includes the likes of Mo Farah and Galen Ruup).
  • Robots. A robotics startup in Florida claims to have built the fastest running robot in the world. The six-legged machine, known as Outrunner, can run up to 45 miles per hour. (Check out the video below.)

A bad running week for…

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