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Eliud Kipchoge Breaks the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier: Ineos 1:59 Challenge

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Eliud Kipchoge Breaks the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier: Ineos 1:59 Challenge

Wow! The 2 hour barrier has been an elusive barrier that nobody has ever reached in a marathon. The closest was Kipchoge himself in Berlin in 2018 when he ran an astonishing 02:01:39 (still the official world record), but no one has ever been able to do better. Until today! Eliud Kipchoge did the impossible on Saturday 12th October 2019. In Vienna in almost perfect running conditions on a 90% flat and straight course, the marathon world record holder became the first man to ever run 26.2 miles in less than 2 hours, clocking in a jaw-dropping time of 01:59:40.2....

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Running In The Heat

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Running In The Heat

As this heatwave continues and summer races roll in, we want to keep you safe and active whilst exercising in the sun. Races don’t depend on perfect weather, so your training can’t either. This blog will inform you of the best ways to train in hot or humid summer climates. Expect the Best, Prepare for the Worst It’s not unusual to find excuses to avoid exercising in the sun. Yes, you could choose to run at sunrise or sunset to avoid the heat, but – permitting you aren’t experiencing 40-degree tropical climates – deciding to run in hot weather now,...

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What To Look For In Good Running Shoes

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What To Look For In Good Running Shoes

  Hey guys! How are you doing? Today, I'd just like to breakdown what to look for in good running shoes. Whether you're wearing them for sport, style, comfort or safety there are 7 main components that make your trainers great. So let's break them down! Midsole The midsole is what runners are first drawn to when it comes to picking up a new pair of trainers. The midsole provides comfort, should be lightweight and most importantly provides protection and response. The midsole should be a great shock absorber as it is, for example, in the Ardent 1s. It should...

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Are Running Shoes Good For Walking?

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Are Running Shoes Good For Walking?

Hey guys, Last time we spoke about whether running shoes are necessary. Whether you need them for sports or training and exercise, and in short, the conclusion we came to was, yes - running shoes are important. But what about for walking? It makes sense to use running shoes when running, but do you need them for when you are walking? Well, in short, you don't need them, but they are better than most other types of shoes for walking. Running shoes provide the most cushioning and usually have a great fit so they are so comfortable to wear whilst...

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