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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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Crossing the hills on new shoes

Crossing the hills on new shoes
In response to our earlier article about the Nike Vaporfly Next%, we got readers’ questions about whether we were going to buy them ourselves. Ron decided to do it, so he was ready with his brand new shoes at the start of Asselronde on Sunday February 2nd 2020. This road race over 25 km is part of the three-day running event Midwinter Marathon...

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Power-based interval training

Power-based 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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NN Egmond Half Marathon: the impact of the wind and Air Power

NN Egmond Half Marathon: the impact of the wind and Air Power
Photo: in a closed pack the runners battled against wind force 6 on the beach of Egmond in the direction of Castricum. More than 10,000 participants in the NN Egmond Half Marathon had to face wind force 6 running on the 7-kilometer stretch of beach towards the city of Castricum. The elite athletes decided to waste as little power as possible. In a closed...

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