Science of Sport

The Science of Sport

Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance
  • Boston Marathon 2014: Splits and analysis
    Race reports, splits and insights from the 2014 Boston Marathon, won by Meb Keflezighi and Rita Jeptoo, in contrasting styles.

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  • London Marathon: Wilson Kipsang & Edna Kiplagat rule
    The 2014 London Marathon has produced two great races yet again, with the highlight being the fastest ever performance in London by Wilson Kipsang on the men's side. The WR holder confirmed his status as number 1, while Edna Kiplagat defeated Florence Kiplagat in a sprint. I recap the racing action.

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  • Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide – Go All In
    The Two Oceans Marathon Route Guide is here! A preview and explanation of the key sections of the Ultra and Half Marathons, to guide you through the race. Proudly presented by the adidas team and yours truly!

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  • The rise of Kenya
    The marathon has seen an extra-ordinary explosion in quality and quantity over the last 20 years. Its epicenter is Kenya. I look at the stats, offer some theories and introduce some research we're currently doing on this fascinating phenomenon.

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  • The scientific process: Disprove it!
    The scientific process asks us to seek contradiction, to disprove what we believe. We make the error of trying to confirm our own beliefs. This simple video illustrates this and leaves us with a valuable challenge to expand our understanding

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