It's regularly touted as one of the toughest, if not the toughest, races on earth. Over six days, more than a thousand men and women will traverse 156 miles of harsh Moroccan desert, withstanding midday temperatures of 50C and bitterly cold nights. The longest single stage is twice a regular marathon; there's only one rest day. For one participant at the Marathon des Sables (MdS), it will be a particularly emotional journey. Just 10 years ago Joe Robinson, 28, was given a three per cent chance of survival after being involved in a car accident. This Sunday, on the exact anniversary of the crash, he'll take his first steps onto the Saharan sand with his younger sister, Grace, alongside him. In 2009, Joe was walking home from a night out when friends pulled over asking if he wanted a lift home to Thame, Oxfordshire. The driver lost control of the car, hit a central reservation and struck a tree; one passenger didn't make it. Joe was in a coma for a … [Read more...] about I was given a 3 per cent chance to live, now I’m running the Marathon des Sables
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Dmitri Voloşin, the extreme sportsman in Moldova, ran 50 km today in the coldest part of the world – Oymyakon (Yakutia region of Russia), where temperatures are up to -71 ° C. The extreme race took place within the “Unfrozen” project. Dmitri ran the distance of 50 km at -60°C. According to meteorological reports, the temperature perceived by the human body was -67°C. Dmitri Volosin became the first sportsman to have his distance in extreme frost without the help of doctors or rescuers. “It was the toughest test of my sport career. It’s like going out of a space ship in open space, a terrible frost and a lack of air. No equipment can protect you from the frost. I hope I did not freeze my face during the race. It has been very difficult for me to breathe – there is very little oxygen in the air and the mask is soaked in ice. It caught my experience of freediving, namely the ability to hold my breath,” says Dmitri. But this is … [Read more...] about Radu Albot will meet world’s #1 tennis player, Roger Federer, at the Miami Open 2019
PUBLISHED: 07:42 22 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:18 25 April 2019 Nathalie Raffray A cancer-surviving chef who was told 15 years ago that she would never run again is running her 35th marathon in aid of a Brondesbury charity. Luca Hunter is running the grueling London Marathon for the Brent Centre for Young People, a charity in Winchester Avenue, caring for those with mental health issues, eating disorders, suicidality and anxiety. The 26-mile run is just a “warm up” to a six day “ultra marathon”, the Marathon des Sables, the 38-year-old is competing in across the Sahara desert.Doctors told Luca to give up running after three major operations to rid lymphatic cancer gave her a facial stroke and cerebral palsy and the loss of control in her face for a year and a half.But six months after having half her jaw and salivary glands removed – making running fatal – she took on her first marathon and has gone on to run 34 … [Read more...] about Cancer-survivor who defied doctors’ orders never to run again competes in London Marathon in aid of Brondesbury charity
Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Opinions Sports Talk to us SIGN IN Account Info Customer Service Sign Out ☒ Please enter a valid password. Welcome back. Sign in to your account below. Thank you for supporting local news. Need an account? Sign up Local Anchorage | Anchorage 63°F Anchorage: 63°F Subscribe Obituaries E-edition Sponsored Content Real Estate/Open Houses Sports Author: Anchorage Daily News Runners climb to the peak during the Mount Marathon women's race on July 4, 2019, in Seward. (Marc Lester / ADN) Runners climb to the peak during the Mount Marathon women's race on July 4, 2019, in Seward. (Marc Lester / ADN) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article Read more about the women’s race: … [Read more...] about Complete 2019 Mount Marathon results
PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 January 2019 Judy Rimmer Ipswich JAFFA ladies' group at the Sunday Times Fun Run in Hyde Park, London, in 1982/83 Picture: DAVID SMITH Archant Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades? Crowds of runners turned out for the 2018 Christmas Day Norwich parkrun Picture: NORWICH PARKRUNNationally, Sport England says that more than two million people run every week. Here in East Anglia, running clubs’ efforts to make the sport more welcoming have paid off, with more people of all ages and from all backgrounds pulling on a pair of running shoes and joining in. Parkruns taking offParkruns, in particular, have proved to be far more than a short-lived trend, and have taken off massively over recent years. An amazing 1004 people took part in the Norwich parkrun on Christmas Day, while many others joined in runs across the … [Read more...] about Keep on running! How have jogging and fitness changed over the decades?