Tag: Marathon

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 »

Book: CON LOS PIES SOBRE EL ASFALTO (Itziar Matamoros, 2019, 240 pages)

The story of Ramiro Matamoros, known as the “king of popular races”. As added to the title itself, we have a biography of the runner Ramiro Matamoros, written by his… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXIV) – Barcelona 1992: VALENTINA YEGOROVA (1964-)

Informative panel Olympic women marathon final Barcelona 1992 In 1986 Barcelona finally won the bid for the Summer Olympics of 1992, after having tried unsuccessfully to host them in 1924,… 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 »