It’s not that he wins, or that he runs fast, both of which are impressive enough in themselves. For me, it’s been the mastery of his opposition… Read more “AND THE BEAT GOES ON – Eliud Kipchoge in Tokyo 2022”
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BERLIN 2018 – YOWZA, YOWZA, YOWZA!
When Patrick Makau set his 2:03:38 world record in Berlin in 2012, he made a surge between 25 and 30K while zigzagging across the road to shake… Read more “BERLIN 2018 – YOWZA, YOWZA, YOWZA!”
BERLIN 2018 PREVIEW – DANGEROUS DISTANCE
Even in modern times, there are those of us who remember when people used to think running the marathon wasn’t just a challenge, but a risk. Bobbi… Read more “BERLIN 2018 PREVIEW – DANGEROUS DISTANCE”
ENDURANCE OR SPEED: THE MARATHON STILL SERVES UP A LITTLE OF EACH
The Marathon along with its half distance cousin is the only footrace that has a name rather than a distance as it’s calling card. And in that… Read more “ENDURANCE OR SPEED: THE MARATHON STILL SERVES UP A LITTLE OF EACH”
HALF-MARATHON PERFORMANCE LIST: NURTURE OR NATURE?
After Galen Rupp’s 59:47 win at the Huawei Rome Ostia Half Marathon last Sunday, 11 March 2018, I combed through the IAAF.org all-time half-marathon performance list to… Read more “HALF-MARATHON PERFORMANCE LIST: NURTURE OR NATURE?”
THE NEED FOR INTENTIONALITY
Lahaina, Maui – Walking along Wahikuli Wayside Park, water to my right, the island of Lanai rising like a whale’s hump off the coast. Not too different, really,… Read more “THE NEED FOR INTENTIONALITY”
COOLER WEATHER PREDICTING FAST TIMES IN HONOLULU
Honolulu, HI. – As the countdown to the 45th Honolulu Marathon continues and the hotels along Waikiki Beach fill up with runners, all who assumed that the… Read more “COOLER WEATHER PREDICTING FAST TIMES IN HONOLULU”
BEKELE STILL TRYING TO FIND HIS GROOVE
Strange to see Kenenisa Bekele still having issues in his marathons after such a long run of success on the track and cross country. After being widely… Read more “BEKELE STILL TRYING TO FIND HIS GROOVE”
MOTHER NATURE SAYS NEIN IN BERLIN
You can’t fool Mother Nature. If she doesn’t sanction it, nothing else matters. So despite the great field assembled by race director Mark Milde – including the Big… Read more “MOTHER NATURE SAYS NEIN IN BERLIN”
BERLIN 2017: IS PAST STILL PROLOGUE?
In the past, it was the pure strength men, or those who couldn’t quite finish fast enough on the Olympic track to earn medals, who sought solace… Read more “BERLIN 2017: IS PAST STILL PROLOGUE?”