Understanding how your body uses oxygen during exercise is the key to faster times.
By Amby Burfoot
November 14, 2001
All aerobic endurance activities, like running, bicycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing, are essentially contests to see how much oxygen your body can deliver to your exercising muscles. Increase the amount of oxygen, and you can run, bike, swim, or ski faster.
Four runners who have gone under the elite bench mark of one hour, including the defending champion Martin Mathathi will be on the start line of the 69th edition of Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (1).
Mathathi won the last year’s race with 1:00:11, the Kenya’s fastest half marathon since 2011 when recorded his personal best of 58:56 at the Great North Run in the north of England.
DUSSELDORF (GER, Jan 29): Six World leads, one German national record and a live appearance of pop and soul singer Stefanie Heinzmann marked the atmospheric 10th edition of the „PSD Bank Meeting“ in front of a sell-out crowd of 2000 at the Athletics Hall at Arena Sportpark in Duesseldorf. Organisers inform. In sprints Kim Collins and James Dasaolu clocked 6.52 as top two in the 60 m, both fastest 2015 closed the evening. Before that on the straight world lead for Belarus Alina Talay who as first this year dipped under 8 seconds at 60 m hurdles in 7.96. Three world leads on the oval. In the 800 m Adam Kszczot 1:46.48 ahead of his countrymate Marcin Lewandowski 1:46.74, in the 3000 m Nixon Chepseba 7:44.72 ahead of Paul Kipsiele Koech 7:45.79 and Moroccan Othmane El Goumri 7:47.77. In the 5000 m the goal of the organisers was fulfilled, German Arne Gabius won in national record and world leading 13:27.54. He is also 9th best European ever indoors at the distance. The last World lead of the evening in men shot put by the reigning undercover champion US Ryan Whiting 20.83 beating Christian Cantwell 20.53. Surprise winners in women 60 m South African Carina Horn with 7.21 PB, also Briton Lawrence Clarke in men hurdles 7.63 life-time best ahead of Erik Balnuweit 7.64 and third Olympic winner Dayron Robles 7.74. In the pole vault Robert Sobera of Poland with 565 beat World indoor champion Kostas Filippidis 560. Swiss Selina Buchel in 2:01.87 was better in the 800 m than European medalist Joanna Jozwik 2:02.19 and Kristin Gierisch with indoor PB 14.30 was better in triple jump than European champion Olha Saladuha 14.14. In the 1500 m Bethwell Birgen scored the Kenyan win 3:40.58 over home star Homiyu Tesfaye 3:41.08.
Alphonz Juck, EME News
Heptathlon European U23 bronze medallist 2013 Anastasiya Mokhnyuk improved her pentathlon PB by 200 points to 4707 points world lead during first day of national indoor team championships. Her results 8.13 PB, 180, 13.73 PB, 653, 2:19.05 PB. Heptathlon world champion Hanna Kasyanova (former Melnichenko) finished second at 60m hurdles with 8.27 behind Olena Yanovska 8.24. Nataliya Pohrebnyak (7.21) won women 60m ahead of Olesya Povkh (7.25) and Viktoriya Kashcheyeva (former Pyatachenko) 7.34. 19-year-old Ilona Kyrychenko leaped to 637 to win the women long jump. Olha Holodna became the best in shot put with 17.20m. Ivan Banzeruk won 5000 m walk with 19:38.41 ahead of Oleksandr Venhlovskyy 19:40.98.
28 JAN 2015 PRESS RELEASE MONACO 1ST OFFICIAL BULLETIN – IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, GUIYANG 2015
The Local Organising Committee of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 have published the 1st Official Bulletin concerning the forthcoming championships, which will be held on 28 March.
Entering only its third year as a team, the Brooks Beasts hit the ground running by signing two athletes who deepen and strengthen its roster. Dorian Ulrey and Matt Hillenbrand today join the Beasts and contribute a number of strengths to the team’s growing middle-distance arsenal.
by Carolyn Mather, Running Journal with comment from RUNBLOGRUN -
The Atlanta Track Club is in the midst of monumental changes within their organization. Their long term sponsorship agreement with the Mizuno brand was announced less than three months ago. The appointment of Amy Begley, who many remember for her gutty run in the 2008 U.S.
A quick understanding of Molly Huddle courtesy USATF
Two-time USA Outdoor 5,000m champion - 2011 (15:10.01); 2014 (15:01.56)
Three-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2013 (15:35.45); 2012 (15:14.40); 2010 (15:30.89)
Two-time USA XC runner-up – 2011 (26:31); 2010 (26:01)
2004 USA Junior 3,000m champion (15:57.22)
Seven-time USA Road Champion (5 km, 10 km, 10 mile and 7 mile distances)
Gamera for third time
OSAKA (JPN, Jan 25): Ukrainian Tetyana Gamera won Osaka Women's Marathon for three straight years. She also set national record 2:22:09 when beating Latvian Jelena Prokopcuka who achieved the best time ever for 38 years old runner 2:24:07. For Gamera it is also best time by an European runner in 2015. Third best Japanese Risa Shigetomo 2:26:39 ahead of Yuko Watanabe 2:28:36 and Chieko Kido who debuted with 2:29:08. Kenyan Selly Kaptich Chepyego won the accompanying half marathon in 1:09:43
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