Spring-powered shoes could help us run more than 50 per cent faster

By Donna Lu High-tech shoes are making running more efficient – eventually, they could help us run more than 50 per cent faster. David Braun and Amanda Sutrisno at Vanderbilt University in the US, modelled the energy used during running and the factors that can affect that – including air resistance, the limited power ofContinue reading “Spring-powered shoes could help us run more than 50 per cent faster”

Runner crawled for 8 hours in sub-freezing temperatures after injuring his leg on mountain trail

A US Coast Guard helicopter hovers as it lowers a rescue basket to hoist the runner out of the park. By Madeline Holcombe A runner crawled for nearly eight hours to find help after injuring his leg in a national park in Washington, authorities said. “Carrying a charged cell phone and displaying incredible grit andContinue reading “Runner crawled for 8 hours in sub-freezing temperatures after injuring his leg on mountain trail”

Carissa Liebowitz on how running, and physical challenge in general, expands our comfort zone to share ourselves with others.

Carissa Liebowitz (at right, in the purple shirt) ‘Running is a safe space… we can scrape the barrel of our souls and go back to our regular lives without repercussion.’ If left to our own devices with free time and adequate resources, what would we choose to do? While in Nepal recently, en route toContinue reading “Carissa Liebowitz on how running, and physical challenge in general, expands our comfort zone to share ourselves with others.”

Any amount of running can lower a person’s risk of early death, an analysis of multiple studies finds.

By Jonathan Lambert If you’re looking for motivation to take up running, perhaps this will help. A new study finds that people who run as little as once a week have a lower risk of early death compared with people who don’t run at all. In fact, any amount of running was associated with aContinue reading “Any amount of running can lower a person’s risk of early death, an analysis of multiple studies finds.”

Kenyan’s Eliud Kipchoge, sets new world record for men’s marathon

  Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record for the men’s marathon on Sunday, clocking 2hr 01min 39sec to improve the previous world mark by more than a minute. Below is a list of the last 10 men’s world records for the marathon, held over a distance of 42.195 km (26 miles). 2:01:39: EliudContinue reading “Kenyan’s Eliud Kipchoge, sets new world record for men’s marathon”

Every hour you run adds 7 hours to your lifespan – no matter how slow you go, new study claims

Every hour you run extends your life span by seven hours, a new study has revealed. Scientists say that running just one hour a week is the most effective exercise to increase life expectancy. This holds true no matter how many miles or how fast you run, the researchers claim. For those that take thisContinue reading “Every hour you run adds 7 hours to your lifespan – no matter how slow you go, new study claims”

Slow running is better in the long run

by JENN SAVEDGE A new study has found that slower runners live longer than those who push the pace For the study, which was published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers surveyed about 5,000 people, including 1,100 runners and 4,000 people who identified themselves as “non-runners.” Participants in the non-runningContinue reading “Slow running is better in the long run”

Andy Grant defies odds to become runner after waking up from operation to remove leg below knee and finding key word missing from You’ll Never Walk Alone tattoo

A Royal Marine who had his leg blown off, leaving his Liverpool FC tattoo missing a word and reading You’ll Never Walk, has defied the odds to become a runner and climber. Andy Grant, 26, had his limb amputated after he stood on an improvised explosive device (IED) while on routine foot patrol in Afghanistan.Continue reading “Andy Grant defies odds to become runner after waking up from operation to remove leg below knee and finding key word missing from You’ll Never Walk Alone tattoo”