WHEN Geoffrey Kamworor dismantled the world half-marathon record last weekend in Copenhagen it was perhaps further evidence that the world’s best distance runners are increasingly capable of cracking the two-hour barrier for the marathon.
Kamworor clocked 58:01 in the Copenhagen Half-marathon to take 17 seconds off the old mark held by Abraham Kiptum (Results, p50).
Quick to congratulate Kamworor was training partner Eliud Kipchoge hoge, who will attempt to break two hours for the marathon in Vienna in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge next month.
“We’re all proud to see you run this world record,” said Kipchoge. “Great planning, preparations, team-mates, coaching and management is equal to record breaking.”
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WHEN looking for a trail or off-road running shoe, it’s often all about the grip. However, given that no two paths are the same, careful consideration is required. What’s the terrain like where you’ll wear the shoes the most? If you’ll be negotiating soft, wet and muddy conditions then look for deeper lugs. For tackling gravel tracks and forest trails then more evenly spaced lugs will work better. When it comes to cushioning, consider how hard the ground will be; if it’s soft then you’ll be fine in low-profile shoes, but on those firmer tracks reasonable cushioning will be called for.
WHEN it comes to ‘over-pronation’, a common question is ‘how much is over?’. With no hard and fast rules, it’s best to choose a shoe that instinctively feels right. Gait analysis can often assist in helping you make this choice and your specialist running store is always a good place to start if in doubt. To help you make that choice, here’s a selection of some of the best ‘support’ shoes around.
Need for speed
THE racing shoe segment of the market is becoming somewhat split. This is partially due to the rise of carbon-plated footwear but also the fact that many shoes are becoming much lighter. Here we take a look at some of the leading contenders to toe the line in.
You'd have had to have been running on a different planet to miss all the recent debate about carbon-plated shoes. The talk of bans and performance enhancement has been so widespread that even non-runners are asking their running friends about the potentially magical footwear.
Tributes for Lindsay Dunn
BRENDAN FOSTER, CHARLIE SPEDDING AND OTHERS SAY FAREWELL TO ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST PROLIFIC AND ADMIRED ENDURANCE COACHES
TRAVEL TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS IN DECEMBER FOR A RACECATION LIKE NO OTHER
Tokyo Olympics are postponed
2020 GAMES AND PARALYMPICS ARE NOW SET TO TAKE PLACE NEXT YEAR
Switching your focus
FIVE-TIME OLYMPIAN JO PAVEY TELLS EUAN CRUMLEY WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND YOUR ADAPTABILITY IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON TRAINING
IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS, MATT LONG ENCOURAGES YOU TO IMPROVISE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY WHILE JOHN SHEPHERD PROVIDES SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
In my genes
OUR SERIES ON OLYMPIANS AND THEIR OFFSPRING CONTINUES WITH TRIPLE JUMPERTURNED-CHEF FRANCIS AGYEPONG AND HIS DAUGHTER CASSIOPEIA
HOW TO CROSS THE INDIAN OCEAN, BY JANNEKE KUYSTERS
Welcome To Denmark
Find Germany on a map of Europe, and then look to its north. There you will find a peninsula known as Jutland. To its west is the North Sea; to its east, the Baltic Sea and a thick cluster of more than 400 islands. Together, Jutland and the islands form one of the smallest but most admired nations of Europe—the kingdom of Denmark.
The Hygge Life
The Danish capital combines business and pleasure with aplomb. Is Copenhagen’s progressive attitude at the heart of its success?
An Ode To Travel Or Maybe Not
Along with the other grievances about being stuck at home, this year has also been one of cancelled trips and postponed plans. But look on the bright side — there are some things you’ll never miss about travelling.
All is calm
Whites, greys and soft pinks provide the backdrop to Lykke Hindsberg and Thomas Skovboe’s collection of inherited and contemporary pieces – and we feel more relaxed just looking at it…
WHO mulls e-certificates for COVID vaccination
COPENHAGEN (AFP) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as hopes for an end to the pandemic were boosted after Britain became the first country to approve use of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Past meets present
Julie Simonsen feels blessed to spend time in the family home where she celebrated Christmas as a little girl
Around 200 infected with mink coronavirus
COPENHAGEN (DPA) 6 NOVEMBER - Danish authorities said on Friday they were investigating several cases of people found to have been infected with a mutated coronavirus transmitted from minks.
Housed in the historic Copenhagen Central Post and Telegraph Head Office building, this much anticipated new hotel is a tribute to both classic and contemporary Danish design.
Hee Welling Talks About His Collaboration With Hay
Danish furniture designer and educator Hee Welling talks about his collaboration with Hay, the lifespan of furniture and why Scandinavian design is considered universally appealing.