Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 No angel Schumacher occasionally stepped out of line on the track. In the last race of 1997, he turned into Jacques Villeneuve's car as the Canadian attempted to overtake him. Damage resulting from the crash forced Schumacher to retire but the four points Villeneuve earned for finishing third gave him the drivers' title. The FIA subsequently disqualified Schumacher for the entire 1997 season. … [Read more...] about Sports news feed: Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus
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And now much of what the elite athletes have learned is being shared with mere mortals. In terms of nutrition, Brewer believes the great breakthrough came in the 1970s, when the running world turned away from high-protein diets. "There was a realisation that carbohydrate, which comes from starch and sugars and is stored in the muscles as glycogen, is effectively the petrol for marathon running. If you could manipulate your diet, so that you could boost those glycogen stores, then maybe you could enhance your performance. Maybe by only one or two percentage points but that could be one or two minutes." … [Read more...] about How sports science is changing the way the London Marathon is run
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