Questions about rules, equipment and training related to competitive running.

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What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?

On Sunday 10 July 2016 at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, three athletes in the men's 5000m final finished with exactly the same time of 13:40:85 (a fourth arrived only a hundredth ...
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How do competitive runners with asthma handle Doping tests?

Many asthmatic medications such as pseudoefedrine (in DUACT) and different inhalers are performance-enhancing-performance drugs. I have heard cases where athletes have forgotten to inform officials ...
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What is the difference between trail running shoes and normal running shoes?

What is the difference between trail running shoes and normal running shoes? I want to know in terms of construction (heel to toe drop etc) of the shoe and the cushioning. Is the cushioning in trail ...
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How do you master the hang technique?

Im a high school long jumper. I have my best of 6.34 meters and I did it with a runway of 24 meters. Now I increased my runway to 40 meters and increased my running speed. My technique is the hang ...
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How much do starting-blocks affect the 60m sprint?

My previous PB in the 60m was 7.21, with blocks. That was about 18 months ago, the other day I ran 60m in 7.47. I've read the blocks can effect the 100m anywhere from .2 - .4, how much will my time ...
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon [closed]

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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Send MapMyRun data to Runkeeper

I've been using MapMyRun for a few years now, generally it's ok stats wise but is pretty horrible to use. So looking to move all my data from it to Runkeeper, is there a way this can be done? Ideally ...
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Why don't all sprinters shave their heads clean?

Hair may increase the air resistance and weight and hinder running; given this, why do some sprinters keep their hair?
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How to keep accelerating in 100m

How do I keep accelerating in a 100m race? Does holding my breath work, or is it a good start that matters? I'm a 15 year old sprinter. Thanks in advance for your help.
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How to efficiently prepare for a 2km run

so I run quite a lot, in the past 3 months I also started working out, so I reduced the number of my runs to 3-4 a week, but it's usually distances ranging from 5 to 20 km. There is this local ...
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Why was Canada's Mens 4x100 relay team DQed in the London Olympics?

http://t.thestar.com/#/article/sports/olympics/2012/08/11/london_2012_canada_disqualified_in_mens_4x100_relay.html says that Canada was on the podium... until the judges saw that Connaughton, ...
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Why are pace-setters allowed to go ahead with the race?

Pace-setters: Pacemakers may be used to avoid the tactics of deception that are possible in competition by those who, for example, race away from the start line (and are likely to subsequently ...
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Unexpected increase in running ability

At my school, I participate in an annual 1.6km "Fall Classic" run. In my first year, I landed a rough 42nd with 5m 48s. But in my second year, I jumped up to a 25th (5m 16s), despite my sedentary ...
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Shin pain while running on pavement only? [closed]

I can comfortably run about 13-14 miles on a trail without any problems whatsoever. However, yesterday I ran on a paved surface, and after about 1 mile, I started feeling a lot of pain in my shins. I ...
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Dealing with warm weather and fuelling strategy for marathon

I'm going to be running in the London Marathon in two weeks time. Initially my target time was to run sub 4 hours. Its my first marathon and my training had been going quite well until the last two ...
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What is the fastest ASSISTED human running speed ever attained?

I'm trying to find records/history of assisted running speeds, e.g. using cheetah boots/the things Oscar Pistorious wore, bionics, etc. (I have tried searching Google to no avail.) What is the ...
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Finished first Marathon training. Now what?

This weekend I'll be running my first marathon. So, what comes next? I know I shouldn't stop running (and don't want to). I followed a very detailed training plan, but haven't found a post-race plan. ...
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Arm mount for GPS Watch

I am a moderately fast runner and really do not want to add 55+ grams to my wrist. Arm is OK. Anyone have experience mounting the GPS watch on the arm - a la' iPod armband?
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Effects of altitude on athletic performance

It is well known that the performance of athletes who suddenly move to a location at a higher altitude than they are used to will suffer; when sports events such as the Olympics are held in a high ...
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What is the weight difference between ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 and ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 LITE-SHOW?

Google all around the web and cant find exact information, it only says the second model is more lightweight, but no precise grams or oz's.
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Why do training plans having you running many days of the week?

I noticed that a lot of training plans have you running most every day with a day or 2 off at different intervals. Why is this? I am currently training for a half marathon. If I run on Sunday (6.5) ...
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Developing fast twitch muscle fibers in kids?

What are suggestions for starting training for fast twitch development with kids of young ages? I am a big sports fan and I've had my experiences as professional athlete, right now I am training a ...
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Running in strong wind [closed]

I ran an extremely windy half-marathon yesterday, and this got me thinking. In medium- to long-distance races (say 10km to a marathon), what are good strategies for dealing with strong headwind and ...
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How to improve blocks start in athletics

I'm try to improve my blocks start but for some reason I'm finding it hard. I'm quite tall but I good with jumping and improving my weights. Is there any drills I can try to improve this?
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Calves muscles pain when running [closed]

Recently when I run I always get my calves muscles rigid like stones. If I run 10 minutes, I don't stop because I go out of breath, rather because I feel pain. I tried to rest some days, but it doesn'...
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Difference between stances in training acceleration for soccer

To train acceleration for (American) football, I would start in the usual wide receiver stance and do 10, 20 yard runs, and up to perhaps 1 or 2 30 yard runs at the end. However, for soccer, we don't ...
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When is best for the extra recover day?

I am training to reduce my 10K run performance, aiming to go under 6m/k. My program is built of 3 runs a week, 1 is an interval run, 1 is an LSD (Long Slow Distance at 75% HR) and the other is a ...
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Why do long distance triathlon (ironman) races have the running course through paved roads?

After looking through a number of ironman (*) running race courses, it seems all of them are laid out to run through cities, which implies paved/asphalt roads. Is that because this way it makes it ...
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What happen when two players touch the finish rope at same time in running?

I don't know whether it would happen or not. My question is, What happen if two athletes touched the finish rope at the same time in running(irrespective of distance either it may be 100m or long ...
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increasing heartrate [closed]

Yesterday I had been running and wasn't able to bring up my heart rate. Everything else was fine: I had slept well, eat enough, drink enough. I just couldn't get my heartbeat and -pressure up so that ...
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How to manage wear in long-distance running?

The skin can get broken. The skin can get too dry and then broken. Blisters may develop with certain shoes. Pain in tibial tendon may be more regular with fore-foot training. Pain in knees may be more ...
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How to select watch able to sustain sprinting and heavy sporty usage 24/7?

I have broken far too many watches: their knobs, their hinges, their internal metallic support, scratched the glass, etc. I have scaled back to very cheap watches because so fed up to breaking ...
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Muscle pain when i do racewalking [closed]

On the spotted zone marked in red below, I get pain after 4-5 days of race-walking. Sometimes it hurts only while walking or racewalking. But today I can`t even run. I got a problem there before ...
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What does it mean by “Hitting the wall” in marathon run?

I heard some people say it few times - "He hit the wall and couldn't finish the race...". What does it mean? what happens to the body in this situation? How can this be avoided?
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Question on legs/body size for women runners

I have a female friend who is training for a 5km race. She's 1.6m tall and complains that her short legs (83cm long) penalize her. I was looking at the women 5km world record holders and noticed that ...
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What are the side effects/drawbacks of compression apparel?

I've been running for some time now and every now and then some friend tells me about the benefits of compression apparel. They say it prevents premature fatigue by smartly, well, compressing the ...
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Best workout for obstacle race

What do you think is the best workout(s) for obstacle race that you can do on a daily/weekly basis? There are many obstacle races with different obstacles, but what will be good workouts to be ...
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What kind of shoes are suitable for a Novice/Sprint triathlon?

Next year in summer I want to take part in my first triathlon. The distances will be 400m-750m swimming / 20km cycling / 2-5km running. Are there shoes that work for cycling (with click system) and ...
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What's the best way to start the 100m sprint?

I'm trying to figure out whether starting the 100m sprint crouched like they do in the olympics is better than starting it standing. I thought maybe that's just a "sport rule", not something that ...
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What is the simplest way to transfer data between online running logs?

I'm disillusioned with Nike+, where I've been logging runs for over a year, and ready to try something new (in this case, Strava). How can I export my data from Nike+ so I'm not losing it all?
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What happens if there is a tie during an olympic race?

Recently during the USA Track and Field Olympic trials, there was a tie for third place between Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh. It appears that there was previously no tiebreaker rule in place for ...
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New bike = new pain. Solution: Training or bike fitting

I've never been much of a bicyclist, but recently I finally broke down and bought a new road bicycle (Specialized Allez model). The sales tech sized me with the bike, made a few adjustments at time ...
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Should there be no foot sound when jogging?

I heard that when jogging/running that there should be no foot thud sounds when landing. Is it true?
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How to keep legs volume when becoming a runner?

I've got into running and I love it! but the size of my legs ( the muscles that is ) is reducing every month. What can I do to increase the muscle mass and at the same time keep running. I run ...
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Help Recover During Long Runs

Obviously, longer runs require longer recovery. Besides using something like gels and drinking water when running, is there anything else I can do to help my body from being depleated as much during ...
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What is the best age to start running distances longer than 15k / halfmarathon?

I have a friend that is 16 and wants to do a half marathon this year. From what i know its not recommended to run great distances as a half marathon under the age of 18. Are there any scientifical ...
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Using a Heart-rate monitor during race

I've read all about the benefits of using a heart-rate monitor during training to make sure you are in the correct zone for the given type of exercise, i.e. Zone 3 for regular distance training. My ...
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Is there any good website to view running trails in the Bellevue, WA area? [closed]

I'm in Bellevue, WA this week and am trying to find some good places to run. I'm sure I can just find a park and do many loops, but I'm looking for some mapped runs of 7-10 miles. I'm sure if a ...
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Stressful preparation of half-marathon

I go running once or twice per week (30 minutes and around 5 km). I never measure time, or anything else, since that will stress me out. Now I would like to prepare for a half-marathon. I guess I ...
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Early Adoption Program for Running Shoes

Is there any sort of early adoption program that vendors offer for running shoes? The reason I ask is that in my case, I'm running a marathon at the end of May. Saucony is releasing the Kinvara 3 just ...