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Masters track and field athlete John Chua has represented Singapore internationally many times in age group sprints, as well as the long jump. In June he and three other Singapore athletes traveled to Tampere, Finland to compete in the World Masters Athletics Championships, where John made his international debut in both the 80-metres and 300-metres hurdles. This World Championships marked the first time that four Singaporeans reached the finals of their respective events, and John reached the finals in both his races in the 75+ age group. We caught up with him after his return to Singapore. RDRC: You came...

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The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (WSER) is the world’s oldest 100-mile (160.9 kilometres) trail race, starting in Olympic Valley, California, near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and ending further west in Auburn, California. Competitors climb more than 18,000 feet (5,486 meters) and descend nearly 23,000 feet (7,010 meters), dealing with high altitude (over 2,600 meters) at the start, and blazing temperatures during the second half of the course. Reuben Cheang was the first Singaporean to finish Western States, in 2019, and within 26 minutes of each other, on the morning of 26th June, Stella Tsui and Sim...

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2022, Ambassador, race report, racing -

One of our Elite Ambassadors, Derek Li, ran the Zurich Marathon on 10 Apr 2022, his first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares lessons he learnt on trusting your training, adapting to cold weather and a gripping race report.

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In 2017, U.S. ultrarunner Camille Herron shattered the 100-mile world record by over an hour, completing the distance in 12 hours 42 minutes 40 seconds. Last month, at the U.S. 100 Mile Road Championships, she broke her own world record, finishing in 12:41:11, a time that placed her first overall, ahead of the top male runner by almost 30 minutes.When she started competing in ultramarathons (any distance longer than the 42.195 kilometers of a marathon) in 2015, Herron was already a pedigreed marathon runner. She had qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials three times, and had been a high school...

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caffeine, nutrition, physiology, racing, training -

To caffeinate or not to caffeinate, that is the question! Studies have shown that drinking caffeine about an hour before racing (or training) can help boost endurance, energy and performance. Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, blocking the adenosine receptors (responsible for fatigue), in turn, making you feel less tired. In addition, some studies have shown that caffeine increases activation of muscle fibers, leading you to feel faster and stronger, and enhanced mood, which makes long-term repetitive efforts less daunting. But people react differently to caffeine. For some, it’s a performance enhancer; others can be over-stimulated and see their performance...

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