Category: Science

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 »

BEKELE´S AERODYNAMICS IN HIS 2.01.41 BERLIN 2019 MARATHON PERFORMANCE

Drafting Bekele vs. Kipchoge We are highlighting the main findings of a recent article that has examined the drafting strategy of Kenenisa Bekele in the Berlin 2019 marathon, where he… Read more »

EFFECTS ON HEALTH OF A LOCKDOWN SITUATION

The COVID-19 global pandemic is creating new challenges for many nations around the world. Until a successful vaccine is developed many governments have followed lockdown policies, challenging at physical and… Read more »

METABOLISM CHANGES INDUCED BY RUNNING A MARATHON

Photo by Miguel A Amutio (Unsplash) Marathon popularity has been growing unstoppable during the last years, at least until the Covid-19 appearance, that has casted a shadow over a booming… Read more »

EXERCISE ASSOCIATED MUSCLE CRAMPS

Exercise-associated muscle cramps, or EAMC, is a temporary, intense, painful and involuntary contraction of skeletal muscles. These commons contractions usually take place during or soon after physical activity. Some studies… Read more »