Richard Ussher won his fifth Speight’s Coast to Coast ‘Longest Day’ race with a time of 11hr: 33min: 24sec. The race from one coast of New Zealand's to the other covers 254kms including 140kms of cycling, 36kms of mountain running and 67kms of kayaking. Ussher's wife, Elina, won the women's division.
New Zealand's Bevan Docherty and Canada's Angela Naeth took the victories at Sunday's Ironman 70.3 Panamá triathlon. Lance Armstrong finished second in his first pro race back on the triathlon circuit.
A feature of the British Triathlete and four time World Ironman Champion. Her training regimen includes six hour workouts every day of the week which requires her to consume between 4,000 and 8,000 calories a day.
A leading horse rider who was left paralysed from the waist down after falling during a competition is to take part in the London marathon using a new robot skeleton that is allowing her to walk again.
John Kelly won the Boston Marathon in 1957 and finished second five times. He passed away last year and now a group of runners in the Connecticut town where he lived are raising funds for a sculpture in his honor.
Geoff Hollister, one of the "Men of Oregon" while running for University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman and one of Nike's first employees, died last week. He was 66
Even among the fittest baby boomers, aging bodies just aren't as nimble as young ones, and they're more prone to minor damage that can turn serious if ignored or denied. But not every twist or turn needs medical attention, and knowing when it's OK to self-treat pays off in the long run, in dollars and in health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that in 2010, about one in three adults (32.4%) who had seen a doctor or health professional in the past year had been advised to take up or continue exercise or physical activity. This is more than 40% increase since 2000, when the figure was less than one in four (22.6%) adults.