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Is There an Ideal Runner’s Body Type?

There is no regular shape or size for a runner, a runner is anybody who moves faster than a simple walk. So by this definition almost anybody can be a runner. But is there an actual optimum body size for certain types of runners? Is it a coincidence that sprinters tend to be small, muscular and squat, whereas distance…

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The Personality Traits of Long Distance Runners

Many experienced long distance runners will all tell you that completing a marathon or another long race is just as much about your personality and psychology than being physically fit. Running attracts diverse types of athletes as there is more or less something for everybody. Perhaps some runners do it purely to keep fit and do not really like…

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Unusual Facts about an Ultra-marathon? – Part 2

Once again, we tie up our laces and take to the countryside to see the wonderful world of running an ultra-marathon. In part one of our blog we touched upon ultra-marathons being one huge food party, and how often the tortoise beats the hare in this endurance form of running. In this blog we will learn that walking is…

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Unusual Facts about an Ultra-marathon? – Part 1

Many people do not even know what an ultra-marathon actually is, but really the simplest definition is that it is any race that is longer than the required marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Ultra-marathons are getting increasingly popular as they are often held on trails in some of the most fantastic places in the world. The distances and terrains…

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What is an Ultra-marathon? – Part 2

Having taken a deep breath and filled our lungs, it is time to start running again and return to our blog on what is an ultra-marathon. Already we have learned that these races can be of almost any length at all but there are only two basic types of events. The Basic Events: Fixed Distance – The race takes…

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What is an Ultra-marathon? – Part 1

What is an ultra-marathon? How long is it? Who can run in it? These three questions and even more are often asked about the sport of ultra-marathons. Recently the term seems to be getting more and more popular, but for those that think these amazing running events are a new concept think again, ultra-marathons are at least a century…

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How to Get Running Sponsorship – Part 2

Securing a sponsorship deal in any sport is not easy, and in the case of running many athletes find it immensely difficult to find somebody that is prepared to help them with their careers. Having said this, in part one of our blog we demonstrated that the fit has to be right between the runner and the sponsor for…

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How to Get Running Sponsorship – Part 1

Sponsors look at many qualities when they are thinking of investing in an athlete, and surprisingly it is not always the fastest runner that they invest in. The days of companies purely being happy with their runners ending up on the podium are gone. An athlete looking for sponsorship in today’s multimedia world not only has to win races…

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The Most Memorable Olympic Track Moments in History – Part 2

The second part of our blog to highlight the most memorable modern moments of the Olympic Games touches on Seb Coe in 1980 and the sprinting duel in 1988 between Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson. Most of the highlights we have chosen are more modern purely because of the media coverage that went viral across the globe. 1980 –…

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The Most Memorable Olympic Track Moments in History – Part 1

Once every four years the biggest sporting event in the world takes place, namely the Olympic Games. The Olympics attracts the best athletes in the world and throughout history some of the most memorable sporting moments have happened at Olympic Games. The Olympics brings out the most competitive attitudes from athletes and there have been epic rivalries, controversy and…

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