Kenyan walker shunned by village - A Kenyan man has been cast out of his boyhood home of Eldoret because of his predilection for competitive race walking. The shunned man, 23 year-old Samuel Oseigo, spoke out from the neighboring country of Tanzania where he had been granted "aerobic asylum" by the Tanzanian government. Oseigo related a lifelong passion for an activity inherently foreign to the runner-rich Rift Valley portion of Kenya.
Spam addiction overpowers runner - Long-time vegetarian and marathon runner Sally Pierce has vanquished many foes in her sterling competitive career, but it is a ten-ounce piece of meat-based product that currently holds the upper hand. Spam, the long-time favorite of both rich and poor alike, has derailed her training and for now put her racing career on hold.
Motivation for jogging - Jogging is an interesting and rewarding physical activity but it could also be boring. There are many joggers who quit simply out of boredom. These joggers who quit claim that they do not find any excitement in the activity anymore as they do it the same time every day and they cover the same area. It is true because any repetitive activity will become boring unless we inject something new and exciting into it.
Alcohol and runners - Alcohol and athletics is a dangerous duo, associated with negative consequences including hangovers, nausea and vomiting, memory loss, and trouble with the law - to say nothing of injuries. If you are among the athletes who chooses to drink large amounts of alcohol, read this article.
Three running cultures you should know - With many nations becoming modernized as the world gets smaller, there are few remaining places on Earth where running is still a way of life, essential to survival, not thought of as fitness or a way to relieve stress. Cultures in which running is life, deeply ingrained in the minds and hearts of natives. But where can we find such "running cultures"?