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FlyingSTART

SIMON MESSENGER IS STATESIDE FOR A 13.1-MILE SLICE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

NAVY-AIR FORCE HALF

And a warm welcome to all our global runners today, who’ve come all the way from New York, Maryland and Florida”… Mmm, international geography aside, the announcer was spot on: at way over 25°C, Washington DC felt pretty sickeningly warm and humid considering it was barely 6am!

With a name like Navy-Air Force Half Marathon, I was perhaps naively expecting to start under machine gun fire, speed up as air force personnel scream us on, pick up my water from drones and high five merry seamen on the sidelines. The reality was slightly tamer, as is often the case!

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Find your form with the January issue of Men’s Running. Much of our sport’s appeal is in its simplicity: stick on a pair of trainers and you’re good to go. If you’re serious about improving, however, it pays to tweak your technique. This issue is all about helping you do just that: from efficiency-improving tips from a world-renowned running specialist, to a firsthand look at a revolutionary new form of gait analysis. We’ve also got exclusive reviews of the latest stability shoe and top-to-toe kit suggestions for winter running, as well as the usual training advice, race reports, and nutrition know-how to help you run stronger than ever.