Why do Kenyans dominate long distance running?

Mary Keitany of Kenya won her third London Marathon on Sunday, while fellow Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, won the men’s race in 2:05:48. It’s no real surprise that the Kenyans once again dominated. For the last 15 years, the male winners have all come from East Africa (12 from Kenya, three from Ethiopia). The East African woman have been just as dominant too, in the last 8 years all the winners have been born in Kenya or Ethiopia, but why?

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Running Flow: how to get in ‘the zone’, destroy more PRs

Ask any serious runner and they’ll tell you that being mentally sound is vital to success in the sport. The ability to enter a flow state of mind is something that Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has devoted his entire career to understanding.

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Association of Applied Sport Psychology Student Conference

This year’s Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Student Conference is being held at the University of Winchester from 20th-21st May 2017. This conference aims to give a platform for undergraduate, postgraduate and early career researchers in the field of sport psychology to present their work, meet other researchers and attend talks and workshops.

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The Modern Art of High Intensity Training

Out now: The Modern Art of High Intensity Training

Featuring 40 exercises, 127 workouts and a full 15-week programme, The Modern Art of High Intensity Training offers a visually stunning presentation of all things high intensity. Along with covering the five principles of high intensity training, its eye-catching illustrations convey the strength, power and beauty of the movements.

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85 year old climber wants his record back

Min Bahadur Sherchan is set to become the oldest man to climb the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. At age 85, he held the world record before but lost it in 2013 to Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura. Sherchan wants to regain his title next month by climbing back to the summit which stands at 848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. The weather is predicted to be favourable for climbing over the next month in Nepal.

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High Performance Sports Coaching Excellence Summit

This year’s High Performance Sports Coaching Excellence Summit (HPSCE) is being hosted at Dublin City University, Ireland on the 8th and 9th of June. The cutting-edge conference is designed for those working within the elite sport and coaching industry.

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The surprising benefits of chocolate

Easter is fast approaching, a time of year where many of us love to indulge in chocolate eggs. Most people tend to feel guilty for eating chocolate but is it really as bad as people make out? Surprisingly there are a lot of benefits to eating chocolate as this timely post explains.

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