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An analysis of the Dubai Marathon

An analysis of the Dubai Marathon
The winning time of 20-year-old Ethiopian Olika Adugna Bikila was not a record for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. Usually the elite athletes run a lot faster than 2:06:15 here. Still, Dubai is one of the fastest marathons in the world and 11 athletes ran faster than 2:07, which is a record for this race! There were only 19 seconds between the...

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The importance of power-driven interval training

The importance of power-driven interval training
We regularly receive interesting practical questions from our readers. We are happy to answer them, so don’t hesitate to contact us at www.thesecretofrunning.com. Last week, Marcel van Boxtel e-mailed that his track coach designs the pace of his interval sessions based on his 10-K time. This is very common. Depending on the interval distance, the...

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