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Because Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57 in Berlin on September 28, 2014.


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Endomondo.com works very well importing all the information from Nike+. After that you can use it to export individually to some other services, or use it as I think is pretty good.


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For short course triathlon as you suggest it is not worth worrying this much about shoes. Either use pedals with clips and straps (cages if you will) and ride in your running shoes, or else switch shoes in transition. For your runners, they sell stretchy laces so you can slip the shoes on, no need to retie the laces. This will minimize transition time. ...


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According to IAAF competition rules art 163: Lane Infringement (a) in all races run in lanes, each athlete shall keep within his allocated lane from start to finish. this shall also apply to any portion of a race run in lanes. (b) in all races (or any part of races) not run in lanes, an athlete running on a bend, on the outer half of the track as per Rule ...


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Follow your feelings and do what you love! Why do runners love running? Runner can experience wears such as blisters, feel odd pains or feel pains too late. If you have too much adrenaline in your blood, you may feel abrupt pain at the very end and not during running -- this makes it extremely important to design training schedule or you may break your ...


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Two main tips (note that I used to run in Wellington, NZ which is famed for both its hills and its wind). Firstly, a headwind is basically a hill you can't see - treat it that way. Techniques like small, quick steps to preserve momentum are most useful. Secondly, for a sufficiently strong wind you can draft off people. Tuck in behind someone in front and ...


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4x100m relay are composed by 4 runners that run approximately 100m each. To avoid that a faster athlete run a longer section are imposed limits for the passage of the baton. In the image below you can see those takeover zones (red boxes) on a lap Yesterday (August 18th 2016) Gatlin has touched his mate out of those takeover zone From IAAF rule book rule ...


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Update: Sorry folks for taking so long to get around to this update - I had to retire this tool in 2016 ago due to nike changing their API, and not having enough time to re-engineer the code, so this is no longer an acceptable solution. Original Post: I wrote a tool to help export workouts from nike+ for upload into other tools like Strava or Runkeeper: ...


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I've ran twenty marathons and ultras, so far without injuries. I think this is because I do a lot of strength training. The simplest is walking upstairs and downstairs. My building has 30 floors, and walking up and down 3-4 times is a nice workout in bad weather. When I walk upstairs, I step on the balls of my feet only, which better develops my calves and ...


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TL;DR: 110 m was set for historical reasons and women had the distance set to 100 m to both use metric units and keep consistency with the number of hurdles run by men (10). 110 metres hurdles in Wikipedia explains that the distance of 110 metres comes from a 120 yards standard defined in the mid-1800s: The first standards were attempted in 1864 in Oxford ...


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First, it's important to understand what constitutes "finishing" a race in Track and Field. The winner is not the first person to get a body part across the line or "touch the tape" as you referred. The winner is the first person to get their torso across the finish line. A situation similar to this occurred in the US Olympic trials for the 2012 London ...


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I played Soccer for many years and the way that we always trained acceleration is to lay on your stomach with your arms out at the side of you. On the blow of a whistle, or even a mental "Go" push up from the ground and sprint for 10m or so. The reason that this is a good starting point instead of positioning your feet like a sprinter is because in a game ...


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Trailrunnerx on osx can sync with nike+, including after Nike's recent changes to their API. From there one can export to various file formats. The gpx-tracks has worked for me for uploading to Strava and MapMyRun. Runkeeper on the other hand seemed to have trouble extracting the relevant data from these files. The Smashrun website can sync with nike+ ...


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Wikipedia's definition: In endurance sports such as cycling and running, hitting the wall or the bonk describes a condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by sudden fatigue and loss of energy. Hitting the wall means sudden fatigue and loss of energy which is caused by the depletion of ...


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As outlined in Tim Noakes book "Lore of Runnning".(1) Performance in races of 60 to 200 m is always superior at altitude, with the benefit improving with increasing altitude. Performance in races of 400 m improve progressively up to altitudes of between 2000 and 2500 m but then begins to return to sea-level values. However, even at altitudes of ...


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A crouched start is more effective than a standing start as it places the sprinter in a position to move the center of gravity rapidly well ahead of the feet and thus the runner must accelerate very quickly or else fall. Here is a wonderful article with a study comparing both, the standing and crouching styles, giving details at each milestone.


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Note that I've changed this answer several times, to keep up with current status. TLDR: Use Smashrun, then Tapiriik In the previous months/years Nike has been changing the way it provides data; including who it provides it to. I'd been using the exporter by Rhys McCaig for quite some time, but he has since discontinued his tool. I've also tried Tapiriik, ...


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Last year I ran two ultras and four marathons, all quite slowly, all but one with negative splits, and it feels very good. I completed two marathons on two consecutive weekends, and enjoyed them both. Before that, I was trying to improve my speed, running 1-2 races per year, and that definitely was less healthy for me. I did not like tapering - last week ...


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Knowing how much vertical jumping is important in basketball, some safe plyometric workouts for 10-12 y/o kids would be to have them squat down and jump up as high as possible while reaching up with one or both hands and hit a flag or a point directly above them. Then, upon landing, immediately jump up again and attempt to reach higher. It is important to ...


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Hal Higdon has a ton of training plans. Here's his one for multiple marathons. http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51153/Marathon-Multiple-Marathons-Training-Program The specific answers to your questions is to do what you want while listening to your body. Higdon's plan for two marathons two weeks apart has a 1 -2 hour run on the weekend in between. That ...


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As an adolescent, your body is growing and developing into an adult, becoming stronger and faster. Just about every 13 year old is able to run faster than he could when he was 12. For each person, though, this experience is different. Some people's bodies mature earlier than others. So compared to your peers, it could be that, if you have an early growth ...


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I went through the IAAF site and checked the list of senior outdoor results on 100 metres men over years from 2001 until 2018 (for example, see the results from 2016). Considering those, I checked the worst position of a runner when running below 10 s, which means that that amount of people ran below that time. These are the results: On 5 times, 6 men ran ...


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for men, the mile world record has been 3:43.13 by Hicham El Guerrouj since 1999, and a little more than 1,500 athletes have broken the 4-minute barrier over 6,000 times since then. that number includes ten U.S. high school track runners and likely a few hundred U.S. collegiate athletes. this 6,000 figure is a little bit of a low-ball though, because on the ...


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As most probably you're doing this for fun, then choose the marathons that you like. First you should settle on a type of marathon, because you enumerated quite a few. And on the distance as well. Marathon des Sables is a more than 240km race, more or less self-sustained, so you should be in a quite good shape to finish it. Antarctic Ice Marathon has a 21, ...


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Of the three major marathons I have run (Edinburgh, Paris and London) I would recommend the London Marathon as having the best atmosphere, and for being the classic marathon for amateur runners. There are tens of thousands of entry places for charities and the entire day is very supportive to those runners who aren't at a professional place. The Paris ...


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I prefer to run the second half 1-2 minutes faster then the first. When it is not hot, I can and do manage that. Unfortunately, the weather might object. It can get up to 20 degrees hotter by the time I get to the finish line. If that is the case, I just maintain the same level of effort, so that I do not hit the wall.


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The Android app SyncMyTracks can import and export from and to Nike+, Strava, RunKeeper, Endomondo, Garmin Connect and other services. I've been using it for a few months, and it works great!


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I'm not sure in what the use of an answer to leg-length/body-height ratio would be... leg-extensions? Perhaps the most important is to get the most out of what you've got - learning to stride nicely and not scurry along your path. Most of success lies in training (and more than is credited in recovery too) - so if she puts her heart to it she'll be better(...


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