Latest Athletics News
For marathon fanatics, understanding what is happening even in other related competitions is crucial. Here is the latest in the world of marathons:
- Nick Butter, a 30 year old British athlete, has become the first athlete to run marathons in every country as he focuses on raising funds for Prostate cancer.
- Eliud Kipchoge, the Kenyan athlete who made the headlines for completing a marathon in less than two hours, has made it to the shortlist of five finalists in the Male World Athlete of the Year 2019.
- Joyciline Jepkosgei won the 2019 New York Marathon 2 hours 22 minutes and 38 seconds. The men’s race was won by Geoffrey Kamworor who completed the marathon in 2:08:13.
- Caitlyn Jenner has revealed that she felt trapped in her own identity following her decathlon win in the 1976 Olympics.
Past and Upcoming Seattle Marathons
- Lake Union 10K: This is one of the top Seattle marathons held every year in August. This year, the marathon was held on 9th August. As the name suggests, athletes run around Lake Union which means they have to cover picturesque tracks with sceneries like Gas Works Park and Eastlake. If you are looking for fun runs in Seattle, the Lake Union 10K is a great option.
- Daybreak Marathon SEATTLE 2019: This is one of the Seattle runs scheduled for November 2019 and features waves capped at 25 participants. Athletes can run a 5K, 10K, or half marathon via the well-designed courses.
- Seattle Marathon: This is one of the most awaited Seattle marathons. It was started in 1970. In the 2019 event, the Seattle marathon is expected to have about 10,000 participants and as enthralling as the 2015 Seattle run. The Seattle marathons will include a half marathon that will start at 7:00 am and full marathon at 7:30 am on 1st December 2019.
- The Rain Run: This is a boutique half marathon that is held at the start of the year in Seattle. The half marathon is called rain run because January is chilly and likely to be raining. The half marathon course takes runners to the picturesque Sammamish River trails between Woodinville and Redmond in the eastern part of Seattle. The return is flat and easy. The race will be held on 18th January 2020.
How to Train for Marathon?
If you are planning to run in Seattle marathons or other major marathons, it is important to train appropriately. Even if your targets are runs in Seattle for fun, it is very important to know that your body will be pushed to the limit. Therefore, here is how to prepare for half marathon, full marathon or Seattle runs for fun.
- To get started, it is important to try and establish your limit. Do you want to run half marathon, full marathon, or just participate in Seattle runs for fun? To know this, you should start small and progressively increase the levels.
- Start as early as possible. The best marathoners you see breaking records have taken years building their skills.
- Learn how to hydrate and fuel when running marathons. When preparing for Seattle marathons or other marathons, your body uses all stored energy. This means that you need refueling and hydrating on the way. Unlike during half and full marathons where water is provided, you need to carry own package when training.
- When training, do it in sessions to allow the body to recover. There is no need to train for seven days in a week; two or three are okay.
- Pay attention to what you eat. The focus should be taking the right food to build your muscles, ligaments, heart and lungs among other parts of the body.
- When training for marathons such as Seattle marathons, it is advisable to try and mimic the situation you will be exposed to during competitions. For example, try to train in a similar area (weather and terrain) and follow the schedule you anticipate during the competitions.
- Follow what other top marathoners do. This will help you to understand the path they have followed so that you can enrich your strategy. Try to create near similar conditions to those of top athletes and test yourself regularly.
World Athletics Championships 2019 – Doha
The World Athletics Championships 2019 held in Doha was the 17th edition of the international athletics competitions hosted by the International Association of Athletics Federation. The competitions were held between 27th September and 6th October 2019 at the renovated Khalifa International Stadium. Note that this event was the first under the new name because it had all along been referred to as World Championships in Athletics.
Some of the key gold winners in the competition included Christian Coleman in the 100 meters race, Noah Lyles in the 200 meters, Timothy Cheruiyot in the 1500 meters, Lesila Desisa in the Marathon, and Joshua Cheptegei in the 10,000 meters
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