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Why East Africans Dominate Olympic Running Events

The Olympic games is undoubtedly a massive sporting event that brings all nations together. Athletes, sports enthusiasts, celebrities, and common people from different parts of the world seem to catch the Olympics fever every four years. And among the sports or disciplines in the Olympics list, running events have become a favorite to watch by […]

A How-To Guide to Mindfulness and Running

Over the years, mindfulness has been increasing in popularity. Meditation studios are increasing in number to accommodate the demand to unplug and reconnect with one’s body and surroundings. Mindfulness is all about being in tune with the present, listening to your body and being one with the moment. Running with mindfulness allows you to go […]

How Your New Year’s Resolution Can Change Your Life

At the beginning of every year, we make a list of resolutions and changes to achieve. Most people have weight loss and a healthy and more active lifestyle at the top of their New Year’s resolutions list. However, having the best intention for your goals is only the first part of achieving it. You need […]

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World’s Most Unusual Marathons

Since we’ll be talking about unusual marathons today, how about we kick it off with some trivia? The term marathon takes its name from the famous battle in 490 B.C. when the Athenians triumphed over the Persians. To spread the news of victory, a Greek champion runner and soldier named Pheidippides ran 25 miles from […]

Top 10 Marathons In The USA

Running marathons is a great feat for one’s body and mind. It’s a testament to a runner’s physical endurance and mental toughness. Whether you’re running for a cause, competition, training or camaraderie, there is an undeniable sense of fulfillment in being part of a marathon [TWEET THIS!]. So if you’re looking for the next US […]

The History Of The Ultramarathon

Edward Payson Weston was an American who found fame by walking long distances.  Long distance walking became a celebrity sport in the States in the mid to late nineteenth century, with thousands turning out to cheer on their heroes. Weston, who was later nicknamed Weston the Pedestrian by the press, made a name for himself […]

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4 North American Marathons For Your Bucket List

Training and finally running that marathon not only breeds health and vitality but also leaves you with a great sense of achievement. Camaraderie, glorious scenery and that great feeling when it’s all over, are only part of the joy of running a marathon. In the States, it is estimated that nearly 600,000 people finish at […]

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How To Run And Complete Your First Marathon

You began by walking, progressed to jogging and now you can comfortably run 10 k, and have your sights set on running a marathon. It’s really not as daunting as it first appears. All it requires is a good training programme; good nutrition and staying motivated and focused on your goal. SAFETY AND INJURY PREVENTION […]