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The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 1: Introduction & Gaining Entry

The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 1: Introduction & Gaining Entry In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story. Introduction The Marathon Des Sables is a totally unique event in […]

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My First Marathon: Overcoming Life’s Curveballs

My First Marathon: Overcoming Life’s Curveballs I’ll never forget the moment when I first saw the Golden Gate Bridge. I was flying into San Francisco with my family, having left South Africa to make America our new home. Out of the airplane window, I saw the seemingly surreal red suspension bridge brilliantly contrasted against the […]

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The 5 Best Heart Rate Monitor Watches For 2013

The 5 Best Heart Rate Monitor Watches For 2013 Monitoring your heart rate has always been a key component in high-level fitness training. In my youth, our coach used to take our heart rates using a contraption which resembled a giant mechanical octopus, however, in recent years, heart rate monitor watches have become increasingly advanced; […]

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Jim Peters: “The Greatest Ever Marathon Runner”

Jim Peters: “The Greatest Ever Marathon Runner” Roger Bannister’s sub-four minute mile on May 6, 1954 has become one of the most enduring achievements in the world of sport. However, one year earlier, another significant athletic barrier was shattered. On June 13, 1954 a distance runner from England completed the marathon in 2:18:40 – the […]

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16 Of The Funniest Ever Race Signs

16 Of The Funniest Ever Race Signs I was about two miles into my first marathon when I saw a spectator holding up a sign which said: “Keep going! Not far to go now!” Regardless of whether this chap was being deliberately sarcastic, had completely lost all sense of time and place, or was just […]

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