Marathon Handbook

⏱ Looking to break the 20/25/30-minute 5k barrier? Here's how.

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Hey runners, Jessy here πŸ‘‹

Newsletter #258 features everything from 5K to the marathon...and an exciting announcement!

Here's what I have for you today:

  • πŸŽ™ Ready to meet the team behind Marathon Handbook? Now you can in the all-new Marathon Handbook Podcast!​
  • πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ Kenya has selected their Olympic marathon team... but not without a little decision-making help from Nike.​
  • ⏱ Looking to break the 30-minute 5k barrier? We have all the tips and tricks you need to do so.​
  • πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ The London Marathon ballot nearly reached one million applicants. With the odds stacked against you, you might want to consider a different way to get your spot in the world's most popular race.
  • πŸ‘Ÿ Hoka's newest shoe is heavy, thick... and can fly? Our resident shoe dog Alex Cyr ran a lot in the Skyward X, and he finds Hoka's new creation mind blowing. Watch the review below ⬇️

Get ready to get faster!


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​A Swoosh Affair: How Kenya’s Olympic Team Selection Points To A Nike Fix​

πŸ“£ Following months of long lists, short lists, and anticipation, Athletics Kenya has finally announced their final selection for the marathon at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

πŸ“‹ The men's selection didn't bring many surprises. However, the women's had a shocking third pick, with all signs pointing to a Nike fix-in.

​How To Run 5k In 30 Minutes (Or Faster!)​

⏱ Running a 5k in under 30 minutes is an awesome benchmark to hit in your running journey.

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Here’s exactly how to run 5k in 30 minutes for those of you looking to break this barrier!
πŸ“‹ 30-minute 5K not for you? Check out our training plans for other 5K goals here:

Parkrun Records Are Gone To β€œPromote Inclusivity” And Runners Aren’t Happy About It

​The 2025 London Marathon Ballot Saw Record Numbers… But There’s More Than One Way To Secure A Bib​

πŸŽ‰ The London Marathon is quickly becoming the world’s most popular race.

🎟 London Marathon organizers have reported that they received 840,318 people worldwide apply to the 2025 ballot.
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Although the odds may not be in your favor, there are still a number of alternative ways you can secure your spot in the 2025 London Marathon.

​WATCH: Our Shoe Expert Alex Cyr Thinks Hoka's Newest Shoe Is Gravity Defying​




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