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8 records were set in the Doha Diamond League athletics 2020

Doha Diamond League 2020 ended with 8 records, including 2 world best achievements this season.

Doha is the final stage of the prestigious Diamond League athletics tournament series in 2020. The capital of Qatar is also the venue for the 2019 World Championships Athletics Championship with great hosting experience.

Two of the best World Championships (WL) season performances belong to the Kenyan female athletes in the 800m and 3000m running events.

Faith Kipyegon, the defending female Olympic champion of 1,500m, competed in the 800m and excelled in setting the best record in the world this year with a time of 1 minute 57 seconds 68 (1: 57.68). This is the second 800m competition and after a 3-year hiatus for Kipyegon, because she is an expert at 1,500m.

With this impressive achievement, Kipyegon is a bright candidate for the gold medal in both the 800m and 1500m events at the Tokyo Olympics next year. With Russian athletes banned for doping and world champion Caster Semenya (South Africa) not participating because of the same high level of hormones as men the 800m content promises to “open the door ”for many other athletes.

Another WL was established in the female 3000m content. The 5000m world champion in 2017 and 2019 Hellen Obiri excelled when it finished at 8: 22.54. The Kenyan star born in 1989 defeated Agnes Tirop, the 2019 world 10000m bronze medal (8: 22.92) and the world record 3000m of female obstacle Beatrice Chepkoech (8: 22.92, bronze medal).

In the men’s 1500m content, 25-year-old Stewart McSweyn broke the Australian national record with a record of 3: 30.51. Old record 3: 31.09 previously belonged to teammate Ryan Gregson, who also participated in the race in Doha this time.

Stewart McSweyn broke the Australian national record for a 1500m men’s run

Some other notable achievements in Doha Diamond League:

– Armand Duplantis (Sweden) won a gold medal for men’s pole jump with 5m82 mark.

– Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (Ukraine) women’s long jump championship: 6m91.

– Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) won the gold medal of 800m male: 1: 44.16.

– Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) won 100m female: 10.87.

– Aaron Mallet (USA) won the men’s 110m championship: 13.15.

– Payton Chadwick (USA) women’s 100m fencing gold medal 12.78.

The sports community in the US runs to commemorate the September 11 event

19 years after the terrorist event in the US on September 11, the sports-loving community in the United States of America held running events to celebrate this day.

Like other runners around the world, jogging lovers in America also choose certain milestone days to run.

Jogging communities across America have been organizing or implementing activities to remember September 11. The PNW Ladies Running Group in Seattle will hold a 9.11 mile (14.5km) run at 9am on September 11 to remember 19 years ago.

And police officer Bryan Skipworth in New York has a very special way of celebrating this day. Ever since the dark day that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, Bryan has been running every year every year to commemorate his friends who died in the terrorist attacks.

For the past 18 years, on September 11, Bryan Skipworth has been running in the streets of New York with a flag on his shoulder. This year, he plans to run about 3 miles (approximately 5km) from Fort Monroe to Hampton VA Medical Center. This year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 translation, the event was not extended, but only Bryan Skipworth ran.

Also in Summerville, South Carolina, Mr. David Moore (54 years old), a former firefighter, decided to make a special run to raise money for the September 11 fund. He plans to run 100 miles (160km) to remember this special day.

After thirty years as a firefighter, Moore felt very tired wearing obesity. He comes to jogging to lose weight, regain health and also set an example for his two sons, Carson and Conner. 8 years ago, Moore weighed more than 135kg and he started looking for the first exercises such as climbing stairs, running on machines … From running about 5km, Moore became stronger when he lost 45kg, quit the habit of smoking and by 2015 he has completed a semi-marathon (21.1km).

Gradually, Moore has run beyond 42km, becoming an ultramarathoner. And this time, he is determined to complete the 160km journey to raise money for the September 11 fund with the goal of raising about $ 2,500.

4 common mistakes when practicing marathon

Considering long distance, inappropriate exercise intensity, uneven exercise, lack of balance when training are common mistakes of runners.

Training before races helps runners develop their own abilities. According to the Hansons training philosophy mentioned in The Hansons Marathon Method, marathon consists of four main pillars. If one of the pillars is missing, the rest of the workout is no longer guaranteed. Here are the mistakes that led to the breakdown of the marathon pillars and the decline in training.

Long distance is too important

The first pillar of your running training lesson plan is doing a moderate long run. Long run plays an important role, but it is not appropriate to set the distance or duration of the long run. New rerunners are very likely to make this mistake. Long running exercises must be consistent with the lesson plan and ability of the practitioner. Ideally, long runs should be about 25-30% of the total weekly running distance and should not last more than three to 3.5 hours. This means that if you are training for about 80km a week, long runs should not exceed 24km.

Long running is important for marathon training, but you should also allocate your training time to other days of the week. By practicing reasonable long runs, runners can practice more in other areas of training instead of focusing only on endurance.

Unsuitable exercise intensity

The second pillar of training is running at the right intensity. For the most part, runners think it’s good to run fast and keep trying to run fast. In fact, you need to start with light runs, then move on to other exercises to promote quick training.

Running too fast sometimes makes the runner more susceptible to unwanted injuries because the body is under a lot of pressure, exceeding its limits. For those who practiced on their own marathon training program, their range of motion was much higher than that of a regular exercise. Therefore, accelerating to be faster only adds pressure to the body. Then, the athlete will be too tired, can skip the exercise, skip the day of light runs and exercise activities become erratic. Lack of exercise regularly can make it possible to fall into a state of shortness of breath, and even get stuck in the cycle of injury and recovery, without being able to improve performance.

Exercise irregularly

The third pillar of the marathon is to practice regularly and avoid day-to-day training. As discussed, erratic training is the result of improper running speed. When you’re constantly running at high intensity, you’ll need more days off, especially if you unfortunately experience unexpected injuries.

In short, training success is not determined by a single run, but rather the result of days of training.

Lack of balance when exercising

The fourth pillar in marathon training, is also the synthesis and harmony of the three pillars above. If the long run has a reasonable length and distance, the runner can maintain a balance in training.

A more balanced workout allows you to perform exercises at a variety of speed ranges, with fast running days, heavy workouts, rest days, recovery. If you maintain a consistent pace of exercise every day, you can do balance training weekly and monthly.

The benefits of a balanced workout are less skipping, can increase the number of training days per week, increase running distance per week, thereby increasing workload.

Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan break the world record for one hour run in Belgium

Two world records for men’s and women’s 1 hour run were broken in Belgium by two athletic stars from the UK and the Netherlands.

On the morning of September 5, 2020, the Diamond League athletics series took place in Brussels (Belgium). On the King Baudouin Stadium, two new men’s and women’s 1-hour world records were broken on the same day.

On the south run, Sir Mo Farah from the UK has completed the goal of breaking the old world record of 21,285m, set by Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) in 2007, with a record of 21,330m, 45m more than the old record. Farah average speed of 2: 49 / km (pace 2:49), which is about 21.33 km / h. The 37-year-old star continued to run for a while because he could not hear the ending gunfire. Hugging the champion’s bouquet, Farah relaxed back and forth after this feat. This is the tournament in Farah’s first stadium since 2007.

Second is Bashir Abdi (Belgium), who completed nearly 53 stadium rounds (400m) with a record of 21,322m, still more than the old record of 37m. The 21,330m record officially put Mo Farah in the Home of legends that broke the world record for 1 hour men’s run, including: Alf Shrubb, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Ron Clarke, Gaston Roelants, Jos Hermens, Arturo Barrios and Haile Gebrselassie.

In female content, the old record of 18,517m by the star Dire Tune (Ethiopia) is also easily broken. All three female athletes standing on the podium this time have better achievements than the old record set in 2008.

Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) finished with a record of 18,930m, more than the old record of 413m (more than a round of golf). This 1500m and 10,000m world champions beat the world record women’s marathon (42,195km) Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) in the last 60 seconds to win the title. Kosgei did not win, but left a strong impression on his first time attending a run in the stadium. Kosgei’s 18.901m record also broke the old record, helping her confidently enter the London Marathon 2020 in early October. The third person, Lonah Salpeter (Kenya) also finished 18,571m after an hour, which is better than the old world record.

In addition, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) almost succeeded in breaking Svetlana Masterkova’s (Russia) record of 1000m 2: 28.98 when only less than 1 second. Kipyegon finished 400m in 58 seconds 94, then 1: 59.19 gave 800m but could do nothing better at the last 200m and hit the finish with 2: 29.92 time.

In the men’s pole jump event, “The Prince of the pole jump” Armand Duplantis failed at 6m15, but still won the gold medal with a record of 6m00.

Before he was 20 years old, Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway) had more time to win the title in the 1500m male content with a record of 3: 30.69.

After the Belgian leg, Diamond League will be held in Rome (Italy) on September 17 and Doha (Qatar) on September 25, 2020.

The world record for 1 hour waiting is broken in the Belgian Diamond League

This weekend, the whole world turns to Brussels (Belgium) to watch the top performances in the Diamond League series, including a very attractive content.

The Brussels Diamond League 2020 is the 4th tournament in the Diamond League chain to be held this year without the crowd cheering to avoid COVID-19 infection. After Monaco, Stockholm and Lausanne, this tournament in Belgium is more noticeable because there are some content that are expected to have a world record.

The first is the 1-hour run, which is set to have a world record in both male and female content. The world record for running 1 hour in a stadium is currently 18,517m (female) and 21,285m (male). Dire Tune set the women’s record on June 12, 2008 while fellow Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie held the men’s record from June 27, 2007.

In Belgium this time, the world record for one hour run is threatened by the participation of two famous stars today, Sifan Hassan, the Ethiopian Dutch runner. The female athlete born in 1993 won 2 gold medals of 1500m and 10,000m at the 2019 World Championship. 

Hassan’s rival will be Brigid Kosgei, the runner holding the women’s marathon world record (42,195km) with a 2:14:04 record. The Kenyan long-distance star will compete in an indoor track for the first time. She won the London Marathon for two consecutive years (2018, 2019) and set a world record at the Chicago Marathon 2019 … Not only did she hold the world record marathon distance, Kosgei also had a very good personal record for 21, 1km is 64 minutes 28 seconds (64:28) and 48:54 for 15km.

In men’s content, Sir Mo Farah (UK) also aims to break the world record for one hour men’s run. The star born in 1983 was a famous 5000m and 10,000m running star, before taking on marathons and winning the 2018 Chicago Marathon and establishing his best personal record 2:05:11. At the same time is the European record men’s marathon.

In addition, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) also set a target to break the world record for the 1000m female running content (2: 28.98) set by Svetlana Masterkova (Russia) from 23/8/1996. Brussels Diamond League 2020 also brings together Europe’s top athletes such as: Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway), who broke the European record of 1500m for men in Monaco 3 weeks ago; or hot boy pole jumping Armand Duplantis (Sweden), who holds the world record for pole jump indoors (6m18) …

Also in Monaco, the track and field village had the opportunity to get waves when Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) broke the world record for a 5000m men’s run with a record of 12: 35.36, surpassed the old record of 12: 37.35 set by Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) for 16 previous years(2004).

Why is August so meaningful to “The King of Speed” Usain Bolt?

Usain Bolt is referred to as “The Lightning of Jamaica”, the “king of speed” and coincidentally his excellent world records were all set in August.

Happy new age every August

The world track and field village will not have a legendary Usain Bolt without a turning point that takes him from a guy who loves to play music, once dreamed of becoming a DJ, to speedrunning. When he was a child, Bolt had a scoliosis which made his right leg about 13mm shorter than his left leg.

Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986, in Sherwood Content. Usain grew up on the streets with a hobby of playing cricket and soccer and had never thought of any other sport. But at the age of 12, in a school run contest, Usain Bolt boy easily won the 100m run.

Up to middle school, Usain still only played cricket. Until one day, Usain’s coach suggested and directed him to athletics. And then, the first teachers were Pablo McNeil, a former Olympic speed runner, and Dwayne Jarrett coached Usain from those early days.

And then from the age of 15, Usain Bolt began to participate in the first major competitions. Bolt scored 48 seconds 28 (48.28) for 400 meters at the CARIFTA Games 2001, a Caribbean regional competition, under the Jamaican shirt and won a silver medal. He won another silver medal in the 200m content with a 21.81 record.

At the world level, Usain Bolt participated in the Young World Championship in Debrecen (Hungary) and did not win the right to the 200m final. However, the 15-year-old boy still has a personal record at that time of 21.73.

100m world record 

On August 16, 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics (China), Usain Bolt set a new world record 100m content with a record of 9.69. And coincidentally, on that same day a year later (August 16, 2009), Usain Bolt set the world record for running 100 meters and has existed until now.

11 years ago, at the 2009 World Championship held in Berlin (Germany), 23-year-old Usain Bolt has made the world admire with an unprecedented record. Competing with Bolt at the time was Tyson Gay, one of America’s best speed running legends.

Bolt finished first with a time of 9.58, beating Gay with a record of 9.71, just 0.02 seconds below Bolt’s previous world record set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (9.69). 9.69 to 9.58 represents a huge step forward in the achievement of speed runs using modern electronic timing systems.

The male 100m record in the world until now has not been broken. And experts predict it will be difficult to find a perfect speed runner like Usain Bolt to be able to break this record.

A world record of 200 meters was also set in August

August seems to be a great time to mark a glorious milestone for the Jamaican Lightning track career.

Exactly on August 19, 2009 also in Berlin, Usain Bolt set another record in the 200m run. 19.19 is the world record of 200m content and still exists today. Not only that, Usain Bolt and his teammates created a new world record in the 4x100m men’s relay with a 37.10 record, breaking the old record 37.31 set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by the Jamaican team.

Usain Bolt is still the world record for all three prestigious speed runs: 100m, 200m and 4x100m, with a record holding time of 11 years.

Usain Bolt has won a total of 8 Olympic gold medals, is the only speed runner to win 100m and 200m gold medals in three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016). Bolt also won a total of 11 world championships, of which he was unmatched at 100m, 200m and 4×100 in a row from 2009 to 2015.

In 2017, Usain Bolt announced his retirement. He is currently living with his longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett and the two have just welcomed their first daughter on May 17, 2020. Usain Bolt named his daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt, the name voted best in 2020.

Is jogging beneficial for health?

Jogging is the least expensive sport in terms of time and money, it helps to consume excess fat in the body, making the muscles become firmer. 

Regular jogging helps stabilize the heart, increases blood pressure, raises good HDL cholesterol. Thereby improving blood sugar, helping reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases.

Jogging regularly helps you feel relaxed, reduces stress because it affects the mental psychology of the practitioner. Those who run regularly will have more mental comfort, less anxiety, depression, because the brain now produces Endorphins is an active mood improvement. Help athletes feel more optimistic and love life. In addition, running will make the blood and oxygen to the brain more regulated. So your mind is always at ease, whether you are out to run or run on the machine. A study by the gym of Georgina University said: When the mood is being compressed, exercising an hour is 3 times better than taking time to rest. Jogging is the perfect way to relieve stress anxiety, help us have a good spirit to start a new day full of energy.

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Jogging helps you lose weight, reduce belly fat, but the rate of reduction in belly fat is different for everyone. And the amount of fat loss also depends on the time and intensity of the runner. Basically, body fat cannot be reduced in a certain area. The benefit of running is to reduce body fat. And how the fat loss is determined by your body. It depends on the intensity of your training as well as the calories you consume. However, the best weight loss effect is possible. You should also have a diet, exercise and a reasonable rest.

When running, your body is required to perform a continuous metabolism, breathing rate is much higher than when the body is at rest. Causes all internal gas to be exchanged out. It can compress the remaining toxic gas to stagnate outside when breathing heavily. The amount of oxygen that reaches the tissues is greater, helping to clean out the harmful substances. This activity will contribute to labor savings for the resistance system. When you run at high intensity, it helps your body get used to breathing in the air in a high level. When not running, your body does simple tasks every day without getting tired. The breathing is more stable.       

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Morning jogging is the best way for you to start your day, because the body has just been purified after a long sleep, it is very good for sports activities. Maybe due to work and circumstances … should not be able to jog early in the morning, choose to practice in the afternoon or evening. Jogging any time is beneficial, so always choose the level of exercise that suits your condition. Avoid when the weather is too hot, the air is smoky. At that time, the amount of oxygen in the air is low, it is difficult to feed enough for the body to be active. You can flexibly adjust your schedule so you don’t get interrupted too long. Because if you skip training for a long time, it will make it harder for the body to harmonize compared to the beginning of the workout.

If you do not have the patience to run down the road, or are afraid of environmental issues, the exercise machine at home can still meet itself to train with high intensity.

American runners create their own Boston Marathon to mark the historic day

April 20, 2020 was supposed to be the day tens of thousands of feet run around the world attending the 124th Boston Marathon, but things changed because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Boston Marathon is the oldest and most prestigious race in the world with a thickness of 123 years and the way of participation is also very tight, making only “the best marathon runners in the world” attend.

Traditionally, the tournament will be held on Patriots’ Day weekend. This year, the tournament was supposed to take place on Monday, April 20, 2020, but the COVID-19 epidemic caused the Boston Marathon to drop until September 14. For the first time in the Boston Marathon history, the main run day didn’t take place on Patriots’ Day.

The United States is the country most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic when 764,177 people were infected and 40,591 died (April 20, 2020). The organizers of the Boston Marathon also called on people not to run the route of the tournament from Hopkinton to Copley Square, but wait until September 14.

However, many athletes have designed their own track to commemorate the time they should have attended the most prestigious race in the world today.

Craig Audin and his wife, Carol Shih, held hands and crossed the finish line, the point where hundreds of thousands of athletes attending the Boston Marathon have been wishing to step over the years.
Dave McGillivray himself, Director of the Boston Marathon, also decided to run on this special day when doing a marathon at his home in North Andover. During the past 47 consecutive years, Dave McGillivray has completed the Boston Marathon.

Many people from running clubs in the US come up with their own running ideas to celebrate the special day of the Boston Marathon. The Run Club in Malden runs a virtual running event with the participation of 26 members. All of them run to meet the unique day in this Boston Marathon history.

THE LEGENDARY BATTLE WHICH LEADS TO THE APPEARANCE OF MARATHON IN OLYMPIC (TO BE CONTINUED)

In fact, marathon is the name originating from a legendary battle in the human history. At that time, the victory of Greek has greatly built a foundation for the born of marathon lately in Olympics.

Marathon is actually a renowned battle taking place in the autumn of 490 A.D between Athens army (Greek) and the Persians invasion. 

Throughout this battle, the soldiers had to run the distance of up to 42 km, come across all forests and hills to finally head for where battle took place and deliver the news of victory for Athens. This has been the main spirit for marathons lately. 

The determination to revenge the Athens of King Persia

According to the book named “The greatest battles in the world”, in the fifth decade A.D, Pestria under the reign of King Cyrus, became the most powerful nation in West Asia. They invaded many different regions to enhance the area of Pestria up to 2 km2.

8 years before the Marathon battle breaking out, the emirate Athens had spent their money for the suppression of the Asia Minor residents over Persia domination. This truly disappointed King Darius I. He decided to revenge Athens and at this time, they stand a high chance of carrying out the next invasion.

According to the renowned historian Herodote, Darius ppinted an arrow to the sky and siad: “ Please God let me revenge Athens by myself.” Darius also requested his intimate servant to remind him a sentence whenever meals were served: “Please think about Athens.”

After a long time of preparation, in 492 A.D, Darius carried out his first expedition. 

However, his fleet was extirpated by Teraxer quickly. This first expedition completely ended up with a failure for Pestria.

WHICH SPEED CAN “FLASH” USAIN BOLT RUN IN?

Usain Bolt broke the record of worldwide sprinting since the year of 2008. “Jamaica flash” seems to not lose his track even though he has turned to 29. 

In the world Olympic championship taking place in Beijing (China), Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 100m run with the achievement of 9 seconds 78. This was the third time successively ”Jamaica flash” won this 100m run. Previously, Bolt won the gold medal in Olympic London in 2012 and Olympic of Moscow, Russian in 2013. 

If Usain’s fault did not occur in The Olympic in 2011 in Daegu (Korean), maybe Usain Bolt could win the 100 runs in 7 years consecutively. In the 2008 Beijing Olympic and 2009 World Championship taking place in Berlin (Germany), this 29-year-old athlete is also the first one to finish the run.

During the 2009 World Championship in Berlin 2009, Usain Bolt used to set 2 new records in 100m and 200m runs during the period of 8,58 seconds and 19,19 seconds sequentially. In 2012, he continued to be the world fastest athlete in 100m run throughout Olympic history with the recording time of 9 seconds 63.

According to the recorded statistics, Bolts used to run with a speed of around 12,37m per second (27,44 miles per hour) in another 100m run taking place in Berlin. This is an extraordinary speed! This 29-year-old athlete is only ranked after several wide animals renowned for sprint skills such as cat, spot panther, American lion or hunting dogs with long legs. While putting Bolts in comparison with other species such as squirrels, mouses or elephants, Bolts is totally outstanding regarding speed.

Throughout the sprint history, athletes’  skills are always upgraded generation after generation. However, Usain Bolt was the first one to break all the records in the most unbelievable way. Since 2008, Bolt has gained at least total 16 gold medals in different runs.