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KEEP IT SIMPLE

THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE HAS ITS PLACE IN MODERN TRAINING METHODS, BUT IT HAS YET TO PRODUCE MEANINGFUL RESULTS, ARGUES ROSS MURRAY
Ross Murray: wonders why British distance running hasn’t improved more
MARK SHEARMAN

IN TODAY’S sporting world, sportsmen and women are always looking for that extra edge and a more efficient way of training. Sports science has evolved and we now understand the body in a way we never could previously. It allows us to utilise areas that were not previously given much attention – strength and conditioning, nutrition, altitude camps, physiology, drills, ergogenic aids like beta alanine and countless amounts of vitamins and minerals to keep the body healthy during hard training periods.

With all of these added dimensions to our training, is it logical to think we should be running significantly quicker than we were 30 years ago?

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SPOTLIGHT 14 LONDON 2017 AW gets a sneak peek at preparations for next year’s World Championships – 13-page update 28 FAITH KIPYEGON Steven Mills profiles the Olympic 1500m champion ACTION 40 CROSS CHALLENGE Andy Vernon and Pippa Woolven take senior victories at Milton Keynes in series opener 46 MASTERS INTERNATIONAL Claire Martin inspires England veterans to victory in the five-way home nations tie PERFORMANCE 34 Sports science news 36 ‘Keep it simple’, urges Ross Murray 38 Products – the best sports gloves TALKING POINT 30 Mike Dagg-Jenden lays out the case for the best GB athletes of all time NEWS 6 Tributes pour in for AFD girls 8 Chris Thompson has new focus RESULTS 50 Results round-up REGULARS 32 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your knowledge 62 Dip Finish
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