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Guy Falls At The Start, Gets Trampled, And Wins World Half Marathon Championship

Now this is how to win the World Half Marathon Championship. Kenyan ace Geoffrey Kamworor’s ripping victory in 59:10 (that’s averaging four minutes and 30 seconds per mile for 13.1 miles) at Sunday’s race in Cardiff, Wales, is a thing of physiological wonder. That any human could scissor his legs over pavement that…

Something Sketchy Is Going On Between Nike And The Kenyan Athletics Federation

Kenyan runners have dominated men’s and women’s distance running for decades now, and they own 18 world records, from the middle distances to the marathon. Nike has an exclusive sponsorship agreement with the Kenyan athletics federation (Athletics Kenya), wherein they pay a boatload of money for Kenyan athletes to…

Roll Recovery Offers to Reimburse Olympic Marathon Trials Entry Fees. Yes, There Is An Entry Fee.

It’s not the thought that counts; it’s the thought plus some small-denomination greenbacks. Boulder-based Roll Recovery (they make those rolling muscle massagers) really dig runners, and running. On February 5, the small company announced they would reimburse all Olympic Marathon Trials qualifiers the $30 entry fee…

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Steve Jones Raw: Starting And Finishing A Marathon Doesn't Make You A Marathoner

Every year around Chicago Marathon time, mid-October, people want to talk to Steve Jones. He’s enjoyable at other times of year but, like pumpkin spice dark chocolate toffee curry simmer sauce, seems to sell well seasonally. It could be because in two successive autumns—1984, when he set the world marathon record, and…