Kenyan Marathoner breaks 2:03 barrier

The Berlin Marathon has been attracting world record attempts for more than a decade now because of its looped, flat course.  Coupled with Berlin’s low humidity and a temperature perfect for long distance running, the course has been a haven for all types of runners, elite or non elite alike. 440 more words

On World Record Progressions


A while back, I did a post called 40 Is The New 30. It was about runners who are 40+ and still at the top of their game. 262 more words

9/25/00: Magic Monday at Sydney Olympics

At the London Olympics, Seb Coe called “Super Saturday” on Aug. 4, 2012, “the greatest day of sport I have ever witnessed.”

Coe, the London Olympic Organizing Committee boss, oversaw a day where Great Britain won six gold medals, including three in track and field in less than an hour. 442 more words


The support of champions

How about being handed a bottle of water by someone with 16 Olympic medals to their name, who has won the race that you’re running more times than anyone else? 550 more words

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IAAF and Great North Run to display dramatic opening ceremony to recognise millionth finish milestone

- Protocol ceremony hosted by IAAF President Lamine Diack, Brendan Foster, Paula Radcliffe, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Haile Gebrselassie and Mike McLeod

- Finish achievement officially recognised by IAAF’s Athletics for a Better World programme… 429 more words