Is it possible for Haile Gebrselassie to break the 2 hour barrier?

Introduction Haile Gebrselassie from Ethiopia is one of the greatest marathon runners of all time. He set the current world record of 2 hours 3 minutes and 59 seconds at the 2008 Berlin Marathon. Recently he announced his retirement, after dropping out of the 2010 New York Marathon with an injury. He later reversed his decision following a letter from Brendan Foster. “My announcement in […]

ISEA 2010 – Points of Interest day 3

Unfortunately as I spent so much time preparing for my presentation yesterday (time mostly spent pacing around with nervous tension) I’ve decided to cheat a little and combine the last two days of the conference. I’m going to focus on the great work being done by some big sports companies who have presented at the […]

How Far Could Usain Bolt Jump?

Introduction Usain Bolt is currently the fastest sprinter in the world. His two world records in last year’s athletics world championships were astonishing even for his standards, but what next? Bolt has often talked about reverting to competing in his original event of the 400 metres, and has already competed in a 400 metre race […]

Running with breasts, a weighty issue

Recently, I received an email from Inside the Games, an online newsletter used to keep people up-to-date on the London 2012 Olympics and other events.  It had the following headline: Rawlinson removes breast implants to help win Olympic gold in London With only this to go on, I was confused because the only Rawlinson I […]