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Are you watching the Tokyo Olympics? The athletics programme starts today. The 8 hour time difference with the UK makes watching events live a bit difficult. I'm not going to get up at 3am. But it does mean you can catch up at breakfast with what's happened in the early hours UK time.
What's been your favourite Olympic moment so far? I enjoyed watching the women's cycling road race unfold and seeing Anna Kiesenhofer of Austria ride her way to a totally unexpected win having been in a breakaway group right from the start. Let me know your favourite moment via my Facebook page or connect with me on Twitter or Instagram. I'd love to hear from you.
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On 6th August 1994, 27 runners from nine countries set out on a 7-day stage race around Tasmania, Australia. The race lived up to its nickname "Hell in Paradise" with snow one day and gale force winds on another. Eleven of the runners in the top class field dropped out. The weather conditions did not suit Yiannis Kouros who finished second but Eleanor Robinson overcame stiff opposition from a young Russian athlete to finish first in the women's race.
Sherry Fijas from Buffalo writes a blog called The Wrinkled Runner. Sherry began running at 40 to lose weight. Now in her fifties and a certified running coach, Sherry writes about her running and offers advice. She also has a Youtube channel.
What I'm Listening To...
This month I caught up with an episode from the Bad Boy Running Podcast featuring an interview with Dr Nicky Keay, an endocrinologist specialising in sport and dance who talks about the impact of the perimenopause and menopause on running and how to adapt training. The interview starts 36 minutes in.
Who I'm Following...
This month is has to be the official account of the Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee - @Tokyo2020. Find them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
At 6am on 31st July 1987, four runners were at the Badwater sinkhole in Death Valley waiting to run 145 miles from Badwater to the top of Mount Whitney. Read the story of the race, a precursor to today's Badwater 135.
62-year-old ultrarunner and nurse, Sian Williams, talked to Women's Running UK magazine about how running is helping her to cope with breast cancer treatment. Photo: Jessica Laura Photography/ Womens Running UK