Tag: running

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 »

OFF-ROAD RUNNING (II): HILL RUNNING, ORIENTEERING, OBSTACLES, CROSS-COUNTRY AND ULTRAMARATHON

Off-road running types and characteristics We continue with our recap of the main off-road running varieties. For a summary check the summary image that accompanies this post.   Hill running… Read more »

THE ATHLETE´S HEART (2/2): PATHOLOGICAL CARDIAC ENLARGEMENT AND SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH

It is important to differentiate if a cardiac enlargement is pathological, or a physiological adaptation to sport practice. Cardiac magnetic resonance is useful to assess myocardial thickness, chamber volumes, tissue… Read more »