Articles by Matt Fitzgerald

Sports Science Update: Menthol Swilling Improves Exercise Performance In The Heat

New study provides further proof that endurance fatigue is regulated by the brain. Past research by Toby Mundel at Massey University in New

Next Up For Ritz: World Half Marathon Championships

The new Big Man in American distance running hopes to hold his recent record-setting form into October. Dathan Ritzenhein is on a roll. The

Dathan Ritzenhein Smashes 5000m American Record!

Competitor Running blogger takes down Bob Kennedy’s 13-year-old standard with a 12:56.27 clocking. We’re not going to even

New Zealand Marathoner Banned For Doping

Liza Hunter-Galvan will be banned for two years after testing positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test and admitting to taking the

Caster Semenya May Be A Winner In More Ways Than One

The newly crowned 800m world champion, whose gender has been questioned, has thus far handled an extremely traumatic situation with poise

2009 World Championships In Athletics: Day 2 Recap

Usain Bolt does it again. The men’s 100m world record is now an unbelievable 9.58 seconds. Day 2 Photo Gallery Imagine smashing the

Competitor Q&A: Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones has had an up-and-down season, failing to qualify for the world championships but setting the top time in the world just a month

Competitor Q&A: Jorge Torres

2008 US Olympian Jorge Torres takes some time to talk to Competitor.com’s Matt Fitzgerald. Jorge discusses why he is able to be

Does Yoga Lead to Healthier Eating?

Have you ever noticed that avid yoga exercisers are always skinny? A new study suggests there may be a reason for that. Scientists from the

Training Seasonally For Running

Prefabricated training plans don’t work for the way most competitive runners train, which is seasonally. Every day I receive emails

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