Tag: Marathon

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXXII) – Beijing 2008: CONSTANTINA DIṬĂ (1970-)

Diṭă victorious at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Marathon Beijing won the voting to hold the 2008 Summer Olympics, defeating bids from Toronto, Paris, Istanbul, and Osaka. The Chinese government invested… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXXI) – Athens 2004: STEFANO BALDINI (1971-)

”It was an unbelievable sensation, because Panathinaiko is the story of the marathon.” Stefano Baldini Once again, the men´s marathon would mark the end of the Summer Olympics, on August… Read more »

125 YEARS OF EVOLUTION OF THE MEN´S MARATHON INTERNATIONAL SCENE

The marathon as such was brought back to life in the first Olympics of modern times, in Athens 1896. On April 10 Spiridon Louis won for Greece the first Olympic… Read more »

ENERGY COST OF THE GALLOWAY (RUN:WALK) MARATHON PACING METHOD

Photo by Pasja100 (Pixabay) The pacing strategy alternating periods of walking and running is known as the Galloway Method, after Jeff Galloway, the former US Olympic runner who popularized it…. Read more »