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Culture05 Oct 2020

Virtual races: are you up for the challenge?


Athletics competitions are slowly returning as we all adjust to the ‘new normal’. And if you thought the world’s top athletes might need a few warm-up competitions to get into their stride…no way!

We’ve already seen world records shattered and others on borrowed time. And, as ever in athletics, talented youngsters are bursting on to the scene and leaving the established stars no room at all to rest on their laurels. Far from becoming a little rusty, the lack of competition seems to have fired up the world’s elite athletes into unleashing formidable performances.

Road races too are returning, and until mass participation as we’ve known it is allowed to resume, virtual races are the way to go. And like the world’s elite athletes, if you thought the return to competition for amateur runners would be softly-softly, not a bit of it!

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