Tag - marathon

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The 10 most beautiful marathons
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Wanders miracle – How far can he go?
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Interview with marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge
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Boston Marathon after triple bypass operation – The story of Dave McGillivray
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Our new running.COACH ambassador Paula Radcliffe
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Achieving the 3 Hour Marathon Dream
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The training weeks right after the marathon / main race
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Sondre Nordstad Moen – The fastest European marathon runner in history
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Nutrition tips for marathons
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Ultramarathon with running.COACH

The 10 most beautiful marathons

Marathon is the supreme discipline of long-distance running. They are not only attractive for top athletes, but also for hobby runners. The choice of events is almost endless. So which marathons are the most breathtakingly beautiful ones? We have put together our top 10. Jungfrau-Marathon With its 1,829 meters of altitude (of which approx. 1,500[…]

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Wanders miracle – How far can he go?

Text and pictures: Jürg Wirz – this blog entry is provided by the Swiss magazine FIT for LIFE. If you want to regularly read interesting articles about running and endurance sports, click here.    The career curve of the young Swiss Julien Wanders points steeply upwards. In the miraculous time of 59:13 minutes he outpaced the half[…]

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Interview with marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge

Interview and pictures: Jürg Wirz – this blog entry was provided to us by the Swiss magazine FIT for LIFE. He ran the marathon faster than anybody else before him – and he believes he can become even faster. FIT for LIFE visited the 34-year-old Kenyan at the training camp in Kaptagat in preparation for[…]

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Boston Marathon after triple bypass operation – The story of Dave McGillivray

After a triple bypass operation, the race director of the Boston Marathon, Dave McGillivray, will himself be taking part in the competition on 15 April. This article tells the story of a passionate runner being brutally forced to realise that fit doesn’t necessarily mean healthy.  Dave McGillivray has been a runner for pretty much his[…]

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Our new running.COACH ambassador Paula Radcliffe

Former top runner and marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is our new running.COACH Ambassador. We are happy to have her incorporate her knowledge and training philosophy into our training plan. Since 2005, Paula Radcliffe has been holding the world record for the marathon distance (2:15:25 hours), which the Englishwoman ran at the London Marathon.[…]

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Achieving the 3 Hour Marathon Dream

Running a marathon below 3 hours – a dream that came true for our running.COACH User Chris Howard. Together with our Gold Coach Gabriel he improved his form to be a more efficient runner and less prone to injury. Very sucessful, as you can read here in his personal report about his journey to the Valencia[…]

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The training weeks right after the marathon / main race

The last weeks and months have been intense. The preparation for the competition took a lot of energy and time. Now the strains of the preparation are over as well as the sweat of your main competition has dried up. Your focus for the next days and weeks should now be on recovery which is just as important as[…]

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Sondre Nordstad Moen – The fastest European marathon runner in history

Sondre Nordstad Moen. This name is widely known since the Fukuoka marathon in December 2017, where Sondre came to be the first Non-African man to ever have run a marathon below 2:06 (in 2:05:48). But how does this guy train and what is his story? In this interview, the Norwegian athlete gave us some interesting[…]

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Nutrition tips for marathons

Those who have finished a marathon know the overwhealming emotions you get once you’ve crossed the finish line. However, in order for this to happen, the right nutrition is crucial and it helps you to run the 42.195km without cramps and without hitting the wall.  The most important limited energy source for a marathon runner[…]

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Ultramarathon with running.COACH

Ultramarathons are running competitions longer than a regular marathon distance. Previously, it was not possible for running.COACH users to define goals for distances longer than 42,2km. We have now removed this limit, so that you can also define target competitions exceeding the marathon distance. Running.COACH is best designed for distances between 5km and the marathon.[…]

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