Tapering, carb-loading and post-race parties: Demystifying the myths surrounding marathon preparations
With the festive season almost over, with the exception of Christmas, it is time to get into shape before the year ends. And what better way to do that than participate in a marathon happening nearby. Over the years, marathons have been popping up in all the major cities and finding a running club in your vicinity is no big deal.
We first met the Runninghour team more than a year ago when we were making a film about a group of blind tennis players. They were training for a 10km race to get fitter for their tennis. It was their first-ever public run.
Ethiopians Tesfaye Abera, a rank outsider, and defending champion Dinknesh Mekash clinched the men's and women's titles respectiely and the top prize of USD 41,000.
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O'Connell, coach to 800m world record holder David Rudisha, has trained 25 world champions and four Olympic gold medallists during his 36 years in Iten, a small village 8,000 feet above sea level in western Kenya's Rift Valley.
After successfully completing the 26 mile London marathon, Fauja Singh, world's oldest marathoner, has decided to retire.