The Palio del drappo verde in Verona - When introducing his encounter with master Brunetto Latin in his "Divine Comedy" (Inferno, chapter XV, verses 121-124) the Italian poet Dante Alighieri mentions a running event. Here is a detailed research on the history of this Medieval event and its course.
Secret documents reveal carboloading scam - In an astonishing development a corporate insider's shocking revelation has led to the indictment of the long time owners of the powerful Barilla Company. They are charged with perpetrating a fraud on the marathon running community by "influencing" clinical studies from an assortment of worldwide food-testing laboratories. No studies show runners who carbo-load have improved racing performance.
Seeds and grains for your sport diet - Today's athletes routinely enjoy nuts and berries and are now looking for ways to notch up their diets with more seeds and whole grains. While these are health-enhancing choices to include in your sports diet, their nutritional value can sometimes get exaggerated. This article offers a perspective on some "trendy" foods that are getting mainstreamed.
Jogging in Jerusalem - I went jogging, and as I turned the corner, I saw that it appeared to be an unkept access road behind a large complex of some sort, possibly a school. About three hundred feet in front of me was a group of kids, maybe six or seven total. I was listening to music on my iPod and didn't think much of the kids until I got closer.
Running in South America - Located mostly in the Southern hemisphere, South America is culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse, and home to the world's highest waterfall, the largest river, the longest mountain range, the driest place on Earth, and the largest rainforest. Running in never boring here. Click here to read about the 6 recommended places to run in South America.