These Ukrainian runners are still training in a war zone

They committed to staying active despite the Russian invasion. And feel stronger for it. After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, life inside the eastern-European country transformed into a frantic combination of fleeing citizens and soldiers taking up arms. For days, Ukrainians holed up in shelters and underground metro stations as air-raid signals blared through […]

The benefits of light activity such as walking or stretching according to new research

If you sit a lot during the day, simply getting the recommended 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise won’t be enough to counteract sedentary behaviour, new research finds. Researchers recommend getting three minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity or 12 minutes of light activity to every one hour of sitting. Light activity—such as tidying up, walking […]

This runner just ran a 01:06:33 half marathon, wearing Crocs!

Proving you don’t need carbon-fibre plates or foam to run a fast time, Pachev turned up to the race in Portland wearing a pair of foam Crocs. So Benjamin Pacheco ran 14:47.62 for 5000m in @Crocs at the @PortlandTrack Twilight meet on Saturday. Results: — RunnerSpace (@runnerspace) May 9, 2021 This is not […]

Sick of the same old route? 14 fabulous ways to get out of your running rut

Many people have been running more in lockdown – but your route may now be wearily familiar. Here’s how to get the excitement back Try running your usual route in the wrong direction. Photograph: Matthew Leete/Getty Images   Over the past year – perhaps because of stress, boredom, and a need to get a break […]

How Michael Miraglia completed his own Strongman Marathon on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats

(CNN)Many have completed a marathon, but no-one has done anything like Michael Miraglia’s Strongman Marathon. The fitness coach and CrossFit athlete covered 26.2 miles on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in February by completing a variety of exercises. The challenge, which Miraglia dreamed up himself, included a mile of a single exercise such as tire flips, […]

JDT’s Sultan Ibrahim Stadium to host international Spartan Stadion race in September

JOHOR BARU: The state-of-the-art Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football club’s Sultan Ibrahim Stadium will host Malaysia’s first Spartan Stadion on Sept 3 and 4. The Spartan Stadion is a 5km, 20-obstacle race through the world’s most famous pro sports stadiums. Officially opened in February last year, the iconic home of the Southern Tigers was also […]

Prabudass breaks own half marathon record in Japan

I did it!: Prabudass reacts after crossing the finish line at the Hokkaido-Sapporo Marathon Festival 2021 in Japan. — Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: National long-distance runner K. Prabudass broke his own half marathon national record after clocking 1:07.00 at the Hokkaido-Sapporo Marathon Festival 2021 in Japan. The 31-year-old from Negri Sembilan finished 49th to break his […]