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The Science of Sport Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance
  • The “2-hour marathon” season begins
    Kenenisa Bekele kicks off the 2017 Marathon season in Dubai, with what is a potential world record. It's the year of the "Breaking-2" after Nike's announcement last December. This article is an expanded version of one I wrote for an SA Newspaper on Jan 15th, 2017 The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • The sub-2 hour marathon in 2017? Thoughts on concept
    Nike's announcement that they're backing three top marathoners to break the 2 hour marathon barrier in Spring 2017, is the latest installment in the sub-2 hype. Relevance and legitimacy aside, what would it take, product and course wise, to achieve? I look at shoes and downhill running to illustrate the concept of physiological barriers and how they might be shifted. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • Talent ID & Development: IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 lectures
    I’ve spent the last week, a very stimulating one, at the IMG Academy in Brandenton Florida, where I’ve lectured on the IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 coaching courses.  The specific theme of this year’s Academy was Youth Sport, and I did four lectures in total – three on Talent ID and Specialization issues, […] The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • The Steven Colvert Case: Anti-doping quality control
    The doping case of Steven Colvert is crucial because it asks questions of the trustworthiness of the science that is used to catch dopers. This article looks at the background and some conceptual questions arising out of his case, with wider implications for the anti-doping movement The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • 2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals
    Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I'm interested in, and which can be applied to the real world, in a way that makes it more "palatable" to you. This post, however, summarizes some of the "source" research, the scientific articles that I've had published in the last 12 months, for those wanting to see the academic side of the discussions we have. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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