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Everyone Wants Female Athletes to Be Perfect. But They’re Just Human

Clive BrunskillGetty Images Tennis star Naomi Osaka ended her Olympics run by losing in a surprising upset. Beloved gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles took herself out of the hotly anticipated team final after a mistake on vault. “The queen of breaststroke” Lilly King lost the 100-meter race for the first time since 2015. Swimming superstar Katie… Read More »

‘Exercise may be trigger for motor neurone disease as several athletes affected’

Motor neurone disease has dogged my medical career. As a student taking medical finals, one of the patients I was tested on had a particular form of MND, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and I’ve never forgotten it. Then, in middle age, a friend told me he had MND and I watched him, over a ­couple of… Read More »

Professional athletes vegan diet

Ruth Heidrich is a prolific runner who has maintained an astonishing level of fitness into her senior years. A survivor of an aggressive breast cancer, Ruth turned vegan in aged 47 in response to the diagnosis. She has won over medals for running of all distances, some of her most prestigious include: March She has… Read More »