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On rooftops, balconies and in their living rooms: Pune runners turn to virtual marathons

June 01, 2020 10:07 am

The circular track – which runs among row houses rather than the long stretches - was barely 270 metres. Soni had to keep his speed in check - he would have completed the distance in about six hours outdoors on the road or on the hilly slopes of Pune – but his enthusiasm was racing.

26/11 hero auctions his marathon medals to raise funds for fight against COVID-19

April 17, 2020 8:30 am

Former marine commando Praveen Teotia suffered multiple injuries during an operation in 2008 but went on to become a marathon runner. He's now auctioning his medals to raise funds for the battle against COVID-19.

Kept away from roads, runners globally are tuning to marathons at home

April 09, 2020 9:08 am

Multiple athletes have been running the equivalent of marathons in their homes and there's even an indoor marathon competition being held in Dubai this week.

Studies show that salt is essential for runners; here's why

February 23, 2020 3:30 pm

While salt has a bad reputation, if consumed in a proper way, it can actually help the body.

Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble-sources

January 24, 2020 2:50 pm

The sources did not specify what changes World Athletics is planning. Industry experts have suggested the organization might impose limits on the depth of foam, for example, or the amount of carbon used in elite competition.

Are you all set to run a marathon? Keep in mind these easy tips

January 12, 2020 3:38 pm

No matter if it is race 1 or 101, remember to enjoy the experience. If you’re disappointed by your performance, allow yourself to be annoyed about it for a while but then log it in your training plan and move on.

Milind Soman's latest fitness post is all you need to drive away your Monday blues

November 25, 2019 11:46 am

Writing about his fitness goals, the model and actor said they are not distance-oriented, rather aimed at maintaining his level of fitness.

Prepping for a marathon run? Seek fitness inspiration from Saiyami Kher

November 19, 2019 10:02 am

She also shared a post on what keeps her motivated. "Consistency is the key. You get better, stronger and faster if you work hard and train everyday," she mentioned.

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets new world record in half-marathon

September 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Brigid Kosgei finished 23 seconds quicker than the previous record set by fellow Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei in 2017.

Completing first-time marathon 'reverses' ageing of blood vessels, says study

May 11, 2019 3:34 pm

The study included 139 healthy first-time marathon runners aged 21-69 years who were advised to follow a first-time finisher training programme and ran an estimated 10-20 kilometres a week for six months ahead of completing the 2016 or 2017 London Marathon.

MARATHON PHOTOS

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November 28, 2014 8:15 pm

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MARATHON VIDEOS

Akshay Kumar flags off marathon in Surat

February 14, 2016 1:56 pm

Surat, Feb 14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar flagged off a night marathon in Surat, Gujarat. Thousands of people participated in different categories of marathon. Physically challenged people also participated in the one-kilometre category of the race. At least, 12 physically challenged people came from Pune to participate in the marathon. The physically challenged were happy to take part in the marathon which gave them a new hope to live life despite challenges. Around 15,000 people participated in the marathon but thousands more came to the venue to watch Akshay, the brand ambassador of Surat night marathon.The fund raised through this event will be used for installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the city, clean India project and improving facilities in a cancer hospital in Surat.