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Rita Jeptoo Receives Two-Year Ban

Rita Jeptoo Receives Two-Year Ban | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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My opinion is that drug use ban should be for life and not just for two years.

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Are sweeteners really bad for us?

Are sweeteners really bad for us? | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.
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Sweetness might somehow trick the body into releasing too much insulin, something which could lead to weight gain in the long run.
Also, they "pamper" our sweet-tooth addiction instead of supressing it. 

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THE PROGRAM: Nike Oregon Project (Trailer) - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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This is the beauty of running. The beauty of natural motion without any machines or engines or cogs.

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The five (new) pillars of workout wisdom

The five (new) pillars of workout wisdom | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Cleanse yourself of last season’s fitness fads and refuel with today’s leading sports science concepts
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No pain no gain.

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2015 Ultra-Trail Du Mont Blanc Top Entrants Announced

2015 Ultra-Trail Du Mont Blanc Top Entrants Announced | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
there’s a striking absence of The North Face male and female athletes who’ve populated these races heartily over the years, clearly an indication of the changing of the UTMB’s sponsor guards
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Τhere’s a striking absence of The North Face male and female athletes who’ve populated these races heartily over the years, clearly an indication of the changing of the UTMB’s sponsor guards

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Tom Addison's top-10 tips for faster downhill running

Tom Addison's top-10 tips for faster downhill running | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
There's no greater buzz in running than nailing a downhill. It’s a battle of you versus the terrain. My top-10 tips will improve your downhill running speed
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All good hints!

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2015 Tarawera Ultramarathon International trailer - YouTube

The world is coming. Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious ultramarathon, part of the 11-race Ultra-Trail World Tour. The 7th...
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Elite Eaters: What We Can Learn From Professional Runners - Competitor.com

Elite Eaters: What We Can Learn From Professional Runners - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
A dietician from the United States Olympic Committee shares some nutrition secrets for athletes.
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Garmin Announces New Wearables for 2015 - Competitor.com

Garmin Announces New Wearables for 2015 - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
These watches attempt to combine performance capabilities with wear-all-the-time fashion.
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Garmin is following its own path to enter the smartwatch market. But they should be more cautious with the value of their products since the upgrades come too often making consumers sceptical about investing in one of them.
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Stevie Smith & Brendan Fairclough in "Trigger Happy” | Action Cam | Sony - YouTube

Stevie Smith & Brendan Fairclough in "Trigger Happy” | Action Cam | Sony - YouTube | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
How do downhill mountain bikers Stevie Smith and Brendan Fairclough cover every possible angle of a trail? A remote control car, little green men, a rocket l...
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Not another GoPro clone! Crazy video.

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The Emerging Science on Fat Adaptation | Ultrarunning Magazine

The Emerging Science on Fat Adaptation | Ultrarunning Magazine | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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High Fat vs High Carb diet for elite athletes. New studies coming our way.

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Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless - YouTube

The next generation all-in-one training solution with integrated heart rate monitor.Take your training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workou...
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Less disturbing than waist heart rate monitors, and more accurate! But at almost 200$ and with only 5hrs battery life when in use. Good idea, but...

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The North Face: See For Yourself Cab - YouTube

The North Face: See For Yourself Cab - YouTube | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
The North Face See For Yourself cab drove around New York City giving unsuspecting passengers a choice — go on with their normal day or let us take them on a...
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Surprise yourself!

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Competitor On Demand: Piriformis Stretch to Prevent IT Band Pain - Competitor.com

Competitor On Demand: Piriformis Stretch to Prevent IT Band Pain - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
This simple stretch will keep your legs feeling strong and help you avoid one of running's most dreaded injuries.
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Introducing the RACE ULTRA 270 running shoe

Introducing the RACE ULTRA 270 running shoe | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
'If you liked the RACE ULTRA 290 running shoe, you will like the RACE ULTRA 270. Lighter, more responsive and most importantly comfortable' - Ian Corless
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New lighter version of the 2014 model for ultra trail running, by Inov8

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Fast After 40: Master Your Stride - Competitor.com

Fast After 40: Master Your Stride - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Preserving your stride as you age is the first line of defense against reduced performance.
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The Best Foam Roller Exercises - Diet & Exercise

The Best Foam Roller Exercises - Diet & Exercise | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Chances are you’ve heard of or seen a foam roller. These instructions should help you start rolling your way to more relaxed muscles, reduced pain and injuries and an array of other health benefits.
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Radcliffe set for London swansong

Radcliffe set for London swansong | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Britain's Paula Radcliffe will race her final marathon in London in April, organisers announce.
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More than 11 years after she set the world record for women marathon distance, one that still stands, she is retiring from competitive marathon running.

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The Best Strength Exercises for Cyclists

The Best Strength Exercises for Cyclists | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Incorporating some simple strength exercises can be a great addition to your training routine. Use the following 8 exercises to gain strength you can use on the bike.
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Most of them are beneficial to runners as well!

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7 Hip and Core Exercises for Endurance Athletes

7 Hip and Core Exercises for Endurance Athletes | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Having a strong core and hips helps with balance, posture, power and overall functionality. This article and video highlights seven moves you can do to get stronger.
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Vessyl - Automatically Track Everything You Drink - YouTube

Vessyl - Automatically Track Everything You Drink - YouTube | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Pre-order your Vessyl at http://www.myVessyl.com. Vessyl automatically knows and tracks everything you drink (calories, caffeine, fats, sugars, etc). So whet...
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NSAIDs and Sport

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NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and Sport How many of you have gone for a run with a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug in your pocket for that ‘just in case’ scenario? Maybe you hav...
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Taking anti-inflammatory drugs during long runs and races? Just DO NOT do it! Read this and think about it twice next time.

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What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
There's more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.
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When to Start Training For a Spring Marathon

When to Start Training For a Spring Marathon | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
For runners with a spring marathon on their schedule, the biggest question is when to start training. Northern Arizona Elite Coach Ben Rosario outlines his thoughts on how a runner's experience and fitness influence this key decision.
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Depending on fitness levels and previous experience, can be from close to 2 months up to 3 months. #trainingpeaks

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Twin Cities Marathon: The finish line – in slow motion on Vimeo

There’s a certain inhuman quality to running 26 miles, it's inspiring! I created this piece in hopes capturing the reverence and awe I feel when I watch people flood…
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