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  • Azeem Aims For Great Manchester Success

    28 MAR

    Azeem Amir

    Azeem Amir, who hit the headlines last year when he became the youngest blind runner in the world to complete a Tough Mudder, has confirmed that he will take on the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10K. Azeem will be one of 25,000 runners competing on Sunday 28 May, a turnout that makes it Europe’s largest 10k road race.

  • Going The Extra Mile At New Chester Ultra

    28 MAR

    Start Line Of Inaugural Chester 50 Ultra

    Saturday’s (25 March) inaugural Chester Ultra made a lasting impression on all who took part with a classy debut for this new race, part of the GB Ultras series of endurance events. The new ultra enjoyed a picturesque 52-mile route that was a mixture of canals, trails and hills with warm, sunny weather as a bonus.

  • Africans Dominate World Cross In Uganda

    28 MAR

    Louise Small at World Cross

    The first International Cross Country was held in 1903 as a competition between the four home nations of the UK before expanding to include European teams; the first African team to compete was Tunisia in 1958. A junior men's race was added from 1961 and more controversially at the time, women were included in 1967. The event became the IAAF World Championships in 1973 and the latest was held at Kampala, Uganda on Sunday (26 March).

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  • Why Breaking2 Feels Like Marathon 2.0

    20 MAR

    Kichopge et al
    While Breaking2 should be applauded for providing the opportunity and means to allow Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese the possibility of running a sub-2 marathon, there is a lasting feeling that the somewhat engineered attempt means losing out on the unpredictability in setting a WR. 

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