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
US INDOOR FRIDAY (Jan 23)
LEXINGTON: Rod McCravy Invitational had at oversized track Canadian Andre de Grasse 20.90 in the 200 m, Vernon Norwood 1:08.84 in the 600 yards and Eric Jenkins 13:31.76 in the 5000 m. On the women side Jada Martin sprinted 23.44 in the 200 m, Courtney Okolo 1:19.85 in the 600 y. Sandi Morris and Melissa Gergel cleared 453 in the pole vault and Shakeela Saunders leaped to 653 in the long jump.
“Hello everyone! The month of August was a slow but exciting period for me. It marked the end of my track season for 2014 and signalled the start of my academic year.
“During this month, I did an overview of myself and my career, analyzing where and I was and what I am hoping to accomplish; and I am now quite pleased with the road ahead!
Giving runners a great starting point for finding the perfect shoe, FORTIUS Media Group, LLC, in partnership with Cregg Weinmann, the Running Network’s footwear and apparel editor since 1998, reveals its top 10 shoes of 2014.
The combined winners of 85 global marathons will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title at April's 119th running of the historic race. The elite field includes Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel. - BOSTON (January 20, 2015) —In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20. A complete field list follows.
Russian walking sagaMOSCOW (RUS): Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, have been banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency due to anomalies in their respective biological passports, inform AP. 2012 50 km Olympic champion Sergey Kirdyapkin, 2008 Olympic 20 km champion Olga Kaniskina, and 2011 50 km World champion Sergey Bakulin have all received bans of three years and two months. All three doping cases have been backdated to late 2012. 2008 Olympic 20 km champion Valery Borchin has been banned for eight years, from October 2008, for a second doping offense, while 2011 World medallist Vladimir Kanaykin was banned for life for a repeat offense. Kaniskina and Borchin will lose their World 20 km titles from 2009 and 2011, while Kirdyapkin will lose his World 50 km title from 2009 and also World Cup win 2012. Bakulin will lose 2011 50 km gold and Kanaykin will also lose his world 20 km silver from 2011. The athletes that look set to be upgraded to World champions are Trond Nymark from Norway (50 km, 2009), Wang Hao of China (20 km men, 2009), Olive Loughnane of Ireland (20 km women, 2009), Luis Fernando Lopez of Colombia (20 km men, 2011), Denis Nizhegorodov (50 km men, 2011) and Liu Hong of China (20 km women, 2011).
HOUSTON (January 18, 2015) - Near-perfect conditions yielded speedy performances Sunday at the 43rd Chevron Houston Marathon as Yebrgual Arage ran the second fastest time ever by a woman at Houston and Birhanu Gedefa outkicked Gebo Burka to take the men's race. It was the seventh straight sweep of the titles by Ethiopia.
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