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Improve Your Run with the All New JoyMix Awake

JoyMix Enterprise (JoyMix), an organic health product brand has recently launched Awake to help runners improve their focus and attention during training and races. According to Jeffrey Chin, owner of JoyMix, the new product is a one-of-a-kind in the market…

Tokyo Hosts First Road Race in More Than Three Months

While Tokyo Olympic organisers are wringing their hands about running the upcoming Olympics without a vaccine, the 22nd Smile Marathon went ahead on Sunday in Tokyo. It was the first road race in the city since COVID-19 shut things down…

From Refugee to Olympian: Film Celebrates South Sudan’s Marathon Man

South Sudanese Olympic marathon runner Guor Maker is training for next year’s Tokyo Games in the foothills of the U.S. Rocky Mountains, but three decades ago he was running for his life. During Sudan’s long civil war Maker lost 28…

Everything You Need to Know About 23 June Olympic Day

WHAT IS OLYMPIC DAY? Olympic Day is a celebration of sport, health, and being the best you can be. It invites everyone around the globe to be active. Participants from all over the world will commemorate the day the International…

Hvar Half Marathon: The First Race in Europe Happening this Saturday

The 10th edition of the Hvar Half Marathon will take place on June 27 as things return to a semblance of normal on the island. After weeks of lockdown, what could give a more refreshing feeling of freedom than taking…

Under Armour Unveils Sportsmask, A Performance Facemask for Athletes

In late March when Under Armour announced it was shifting production to the design and manufacture of facemasks, face shields and other personal protective equipment for local healthcare workers combatting the coronavirus pandemic, the Baltimore-based company also understood athletes would…

ToughASIA Uses AI to Predict the Next Marathon World-Record Holder

So, our team at ToughASIA had some free time (thank you, COVID-19!) on our hands and suddenly a thought struck, “why don’t we let our artificial intelligence (AI) system solve the world’s toughest question and see if we could break…

KBS: Hiking Allowed Beginning 15 June 2020

Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) has confirmed that hiking is one of the outdoor activities allowed by the government beginning 15 June 2020. However, hikers are required to abide by the standard operating procedures (SOP) and social distancing….

Kenyan Champ Kipruto Targets Medal at Rescheduled Boston Marathon

Former Toronto marathon champion Benson Kipruto has returned to training as he tries to regain fitness and compete in Boston after the race was rescheduled to September. Kipruto, the tenth finisher in last year’s Boston marathon, believes with better weather,…

Ultrarunner Sets World Record, Completes 64 Marathons in 64 Days

Ultrarunner Alyssa Amos Clark from Bennington, Vt. has successfully completed 64 marathons in 64 days as of 2 June 2020. She has moved around a lot, and she recently returned to the U.S. from just outside of Naples, Italy, where…