WHETHER you agree with the concept of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge or not, it takes a cold heart not to be stirred by the joy and emotion of Eliud Kipchoge during his final strides in Vienna last weekend.
With 500 metres to go and the world’s first sub-two-hour marathon looking like a formality, the 34-yearold burst to the front for the first time as his peloton of pacemakers broke formation and peeled away.
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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
Josef Florian Krichbaum
A Unique Viennese Collection of Art
An exclusive interview with David Ungar-Klein
The Small Hare and His Famous Destiny
In the current exhibition, “THE EPHRUSSIS. TRAVEL IN TIME,” the Jewish Museum Vienna relays the saga of the Family Ephrussi based on the bestseller, “The Hare with Amber Eyes,” authored by Edmund de Waal, a descendent.
Behind The Oil War
The Russians may have started the price war, but the Saudis were waiting for the opportunity to jump in
Waltzing Round Vienna
TRACK BODY SEES RISK IN SHOES TECH BUT CLEARS NIKE DESIGN
World Athletics cleared distance runners to keep wearing a favored Nike design even though it acknowledged shoe technology poses a risk to the sport.
Leaked Report Shows United Nations Suffered Hack
The United Nations has been hacked.
Vienna - Imperial City Of Song
Even with its legendary laid-back coffeehouse culture, distinguished concert performances and celebrated balls, a lot of work gets done in Vienna.
An Invisible Herd
A farmer nostalgic for Austria’s culinary past is single-handedly trying to ensure that the snail will prevail.