Monthly Archives: July 2020

CARBOHYDRATES AND PROTEINS ON ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: TOGETHER BUT NOT MIXED?

Photo by Jana Werschay (Pixabay) Restoration of energy stores and recovery of muscle damage are key factors determining the performance in endurance events. Therefore, nutrition aimed to fasten and help… Read more »

THE ROLE OF RUNNING AMONG THE TARAHUMARA

Copper Canyons Marathon, in Urique The Tarahumara came to worldwide attention specially after the book “Born to Run”, by Christopher McDougall, which was published in 2009. More recently Lorena Ramírez… Read more »

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FINISHERS AND NON-FINISHERS IN ULTRA-ENDURANCE EVENTS

Photo by Massimo Sartirana (Unsplash) Ultra-endurance events are among the most demanding sport specialities, at both, physical and psychological levels. Despite this hardness, ultra-endurance events have become very popular in… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXV) – Barcelona 1992: HWANG YOUNG-CHO (1970-)

Hwang Young-Cho crossing the finish line (Photo by Chris Cole/Allsport) After several attempts, Barcelona finally hosted the Summer Olympics of 1992. In men athletics, Fermin Cacho won the 1500 metres… Read more »

KENYA vs. ETHIOPIA: WHICH IS THE BEST MARATHON COUNTRY?

To answer this difficult question, we have checked historical records and considered the following marathons and achievements: World-record (WR) performances. Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships marathons: first 5 places…. Read more »

WHAT MAKES ETHIOPIAN AND KENYAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNERS TO STAND OUT?

Kenyan runners Geoffrey Mutai and Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon 2012 For quite some time runners from Kenya and Ethiopia have shone in athletics at international level, especially in… Read more »