RACES

How to know if you´re running properly

Each person has a different style to the race, due to his physical build or depending on the transformations that will suffer its body as it grows. The shape of your feet, how long are the legs, weight and overall body balance will determine how a person runs, but beyond those differences there is a common element to make it inthe best way: knowing the characteristics of your body. A few weeks ago in BBC World you offered a guide to choose the best shoe for running and there to reiterate the recommendation to consult with people trained to determine what is the best footwear to use and which technique is most suitable for the exercise. Image copyrightTHINKSTOCK Image caption should be with the ball of the foot, always a waysoft and light on the surface of the tread. The problem is that, as Mike Antoniades,founder and director of The Running School, center dedicated to analysis, biomechanics, conditioning and rehabilitation of runners, most of the people make mistakes which are unaware on the grounds that it is something natural. Read: How to choose the best shoes for running “well run and run fast is a skill, it is not somethingwith ...

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6 best marathons in the world

They are known as the ‘World Marathon Majors’, an international athletics competition created in 2006 and brings together the most prestigious marathons held annually worldwide. The lucky cities that have the privilege of seeing running through the streets for 42 kilometers to the best long distance athletes are: New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Berlin and from 2013, Tokyo. In addition to these six marathons, occasionally included in the calendar two tests: the marathon World Athletics Championships, held every two years, and the marathon at the Olympic Games, which takes place every four years. The media marathons. It is held every year since 1970 through the streets of the Big Apple. In its first edition was attended by 127 runners completed the test and only 42 kilometers 55 people. The winner was the American Gary Muhrcke with a time of 2 hours 31 minutes 38 seconds. However, the marathon has evolved so getting itself to become the most renowned test the international scene. The NBC broadcast live the race that has an audience of over 300 million viewers. Before starting gun sounds from the speakers the legendary song New York, New York, played by Frank Sinatra. The participants demand is so ...

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Barcelona Marathon 2017: Complete guide … Tour, registration, hotels!

On Sunday March 12, 2017 the thirty-ninth edition of the Zurich Marató de Barcelona, one of the most compelling evidence of Europe, thanks to an eminently urban layout that runs through many tourist spots of Barcelona, in combination will be played with sensational weather. Barcelona Marathon history The first marathon held in Barcelona dates from 1980, but it is fair to say that this was the continuation of previous ones that were played in the town of Palafrugell, one in 1978 and another in 1979. It is fair attributed to the small village of Emporda the honor of being the place where it ran for the first time in Spain a popular marathon (since Barcelona lacked permission) created and promoted by Ramon Oliu. Oliu, a chemist by profession, was transferred in 1977 to Barcelona by the American company in which he worked. At the age of 47 years he played the New York marathon and returning to Barcelona for work went to the federation to inform him when the popular marathon celebrated Barcelona. Stunned by Mr. Oliu consult the federation answered that only one marathon a year was played, called the Championship of Spain held annually in a different region, ...

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Registration, travel, and hotel tips: New York Marathon Guide

Running is one of the sports most practiced worldwide, in the records of ancient Greece can be found references to this sport, which recounted how a man covered the distance from the valley of Marathon to Athens to announce victory over the army of the Persians. This story was taken to fix the name of one of the most emblematic distances in athletics competitions: the marathon. The first marathons had a distance of 40 kilometers but in 1908 at the London Olympics a distance of 42.195 meters (42 kilometers) was established; this distance is what separates the city from Windsor to White City stadium. The distance was formalized in 1921 and it was not until 1984 at the Olympics in Los Angeles when they were allowed women to compete. Around the world there are marathons of great importance, one of them is certainly the New York Marathon, the first edition took place in 1970, at that time the whole tour took place in Central Park. In 1976 the marathon was taken to the streets across the five boroughs of New York: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens; It is celebrated on the first Sunday of November each year. In ...

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