Archive for September, 2013

Bupa Great North Run
More than 55,000 runners raised millions for charity and completed the 13.1-mile course in the Great North Run 2013. Fans from around the world have come to watch friends, family and even a celeb or two, take part in the half marathon in what is one of the biggest sporting calendar events of the year. Priscah Jeptoo caused a major surprise at the Bupa Great North Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday September 15, 2013 when she beat Ethiopian superstars Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba and clocked 1:05:45, the third-fastest time ever time at the distance. Defar held on to second place in 1:06:09 while Dibaba was third in 1:06:56. France’s Christelle Daunay was the first European home in fourth place [ ... read more ]
A-PASS! for Aerobic Running
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) launched the Presidential Youth Fitness Program back in September 2012 and replaced the President’s Council Youth Fitness Test of the past with FITNESSGRAM®. This was more than just changing the tests; it changed the meaning of the testing. Testing is no longer to be by percentile scores but now it is about being in the “healthy fitness zone.” Testing now assesses the fitness level of American youth, which is associated with health, rather than performance. One of the most important measures of fitness is aerobic capacity. VO2max measured during a stress tests is the criterion measure of aerobic capacity, but obviously it is impractical [ ... read more ]
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