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The great footwear debate

An American running friend of mine arrived in London this week, and once we had compared notes on our training schedules, (isn’t this where every running conversation starts?), he brought up the thorny issue of footwear. He wanted to know … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Emil Zátopek – The story of the greatest distance runner of all time

It has been a weekend of birthdays. On Saturday my brother came to visit the boy, and see for himself the ‘great fat toes’ that have been passed down from our side of the family. He too thought that the … Continue reading

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