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Give your body recovery time to avoid injuries

My son is 22 years old. He has been running regularly for the past nine months and also took part in the 50-km-long ultra-marathon at IIT Kanpur in February 2010. However, now his shins have started to hurt whenever he runs. He underwent a bone scan, but no problem was detected. What should he do?  Heath Matthews replies.

Hearts that pump iron

A 100 years ago, the Tour de France was not deemed challenging enough. Henri Desgrange, the first organiser of the Tour, and his team decided to press the riders higher, taking them through some of the toughest peaks through the Pyrenees.

Rock bands to enthrall audiences at CWG village

A number of popular rock bands including Indian Ocean and famed singers like Daler Mehndi and Hariharan are likely to give a series of dazzling performances for over a week at the Commonwealth Games Village in New Delhi.

Jordan’s son has adidas issue at university

A fight over the shoes Michael Jordan’s son will wear at the University of Central Florida could cost the school financially.

Over 1600 Indian runners participate in Nike Human Race

Over 1600 runners on Saturday hit the road as part of the world's largest one-day running event, the Nike+ Human Race 2009.

Inside the NFL's most expensive stadium

Jerry Jones' $1.2 billion home for the Dallas Cowboys offers a fan experience like no other. Dikenta Dike reports.

Jeev ‘sings’ a Timberlake tune

Jeev Milkha Singh Top Indian golfer meets celebrity singer, wants to emulate his charity work, reports Robin Bose.

Asia Cup winners yet to get plots announced as rewards

Call it Hyderabad blues or what you will but two years after winning the Asia Cup, the India hockey team is waiting for promised land. Meanwhile, another Asia Cup came and went this year and India exited with a whimper.

Your scuba adventure begins in Goa

 In this installment of Off Track Yana Bey replies to queries about scuba diving, bungee jumping and also sun protection for high altitude treks.

Angle for a thrill

When in the deep seas, Akshay Malavi, a professional angler, always aims to make the big catch. The sport offers people like him just the kick they crave — in patiently drifting in deep rivers or cutting through freak sea waves until the game latches on to the hook and the wrestle begins, writes Aalap Deboor.

Go the distance

Every great journey starts with a single step. There could be no fitter description for marathon running. The sheer dedication required to even make it to the start line is formidable, reports Heath Matthews.

Hit the ground running

When warming up, jog clockwise around the track. This uses the muscles in the opposite manner to which you usually use them and helps strengthen the weaker side, speaks Heath Matthews.

Coming soon: Chess exams at Gujarat schools

It won't just be (a+b)2 but students of government schools in the district of Ahmedabad will have another subject that deals with alphabets and numbers in their annual exams next year — chess. Atreyo Mukhopadhyay reports.

Ninety seconds of free-falling rush

Whenever I travel abroad, I try to experience a new adventure activity. During my last trip to Dubai, I decided to try out skydiving. The day I decided to attempt it,I couldn’t because the conditions were too windy to go skydiving, and I had to return the next day, Nasser Hussain tolds Deepti Patwardhan.

Need for speed

After four hours of pressing down on the throttle, my thumb is aching. The hands are numb from gripping the handlebar tightly, and the legs feel like jelly. But there’s no reprieve, the finish is still 10 km away, writes Indraneel Das.
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