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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Lite-Show is not a more lightweight version of the Kayano 20, it's a glow-in-the-dark / more-reflective version of the Kayano 20. (Source - I'm sitting next to a warehouse with both versions of the shoe and I compared them.)


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What I have found, personally is that if your marathon does not go as well as planned, you can treat it as one more long training run and then taper again for another marathon in a couple of weeks. But listen to your body. If you are feeling up to it, keep going. It is great to take a break, but do not stop entirely, make sure to keep running so as not to ...


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There are many factors that cut your marathon short. Firstly, the heat dissipation is better in a shorter runner than in a tall runner (the area-volume ratio larger to transfer heat if shorter). Secondly, the warm environment requires extra effort from your body like running extra miles. The ideal solution is to get used to the warm environment weeks before ...


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The main reason to hire pacemakers is to get a very good winning time. Preferably, a world record. In races without pacemakers, such as Olympic Games or world championships, athletes tend to race tactical, since they only care about being the first to cross the finish, regardless of the time. The pacemakers make sure that the pace in the leading group ...


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Olympic track races are covered by the rules of the IAAF. You can download a PDF from the rules page. That PDF says, on page 159, 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 ...


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The rate of change of acceleration is the differential of the acceleration function (the secondary acceleration). This is a fairly subtle concept, but important to understanding how your body distributes its energies efficiently. I found a paper that covers the concept of optimal pacing in running at the of American Association of Physics Teachers: Optimal ...


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I'll assume you that you have competitive swimming in mind when thought of this. The main difference between swimming and sprinting is that a swimmer's body is mostly horizontal throughout the race while a sprinter is running upright. This makes a shaved head or a cap on a swimmer more valuable because they are leading with their head, cutting through the ...


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I spent two years trying to perfect the hang technique in high school and I was an utter failure. I was fast and tall so was sent to do the long jump, but ended up being a little too big to make this technique effective. There were a lot of 5th place finishes in my future at meets. The key to the hang technique is the short step at the end - think about ...


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I looked for recorded instances of the same finishing time by more than 3 runners, and couldn't find any. As was mentioned in the comments, the race you referenced in your question was reported to 0.01 seconds. A quick online search showed that they eventually ruled based on the photo finish camera (those results can be seen in the photo you included in the ...


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The only practical preference for lane assignment in the 100m sprint is for a matter that's no longer the case at the Olympic games and many other large competitions. In 2008, research was published that showed that sprinters nearer to the starting gun (which is always inside lane 1) had slightly quicker reactions to the gun. This is because of their ...


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Leaning at the end is called a "dip" and it's part of the finishing technique. Those who do it well place higher than those who don't. An article provides videos of races won and lost in the last 10 metres, because of dipping well, or perhaps of dipping poorly, such as too soon. It doesn't make a difference unless two or more runners are within tenths or ...


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