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Fitness - Thursday 28 December, 2017

4 tips to help you plan for a healthy and active 2018

David Last’s signs off his last fitness column of the year with advice for how to make 2018 even better.

Fitness - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.

9 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world

Whoever said ‘Impossible is nothing’ had clearly never heard of these races.

'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'

Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.

33 of our favourite Irish sports pictures of 2017

We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.

Fitness - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'

Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.

Fitness - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Want to run the GOAL Mile this Christmas? Here are your options across the country

It’s a Christmas tradition for many families, and here are all the times and locations for 2017.

Got a few big nights out planned? Here are some top fitness tips that will help this Christmas

Personal trainer David Last has advice to help you through a season of food, drink and partying.

Fitness - Sunday 17 December, 2017

After rowing the Atlantic with a broken back, an Irish adventurer is set to run 1700km in -30°C

Gavan Hennigan will take on one of the toughest, and coldest, races in the world.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

It’s been another exciting week in sport.

Fitness - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Protein bar selection boxes to shakers - 10 fitness gift ideas this Christmas

Personal trainer David Last on what will be on every gym-goer’s wishlist this year.

'I think it will bring out faster times for everyone'

A new initiative has been launched to encourage Ireland’s top distance runners to race each other more often.

Fitness - Sunday 10 December, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Fitness - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Tis the season! Useful strategies to make sure you get a workout in even when tight for time

”Tis the season to stop being a punk ass b*tch and just get a workout done,’ writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

Fitness - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Calories in alcohol and ways to squeeze in a workout - a fitness checklist for Christmas Fitness This post contains videos

Calories in alcohol and ways to squeeze in a workout - a fitness checklist for Christmas

Personal trainer David Last on ways you can enjoy the festive season, but not fall completely off the wagon.

Fitness - Monday 4 December, 2017

This is your chance to prove you know more about sport than us...

Join The42 team in Coppers for a lot of trash talk and some delicious nibbles.

Fitness - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'It was like running on the moon' - The Irishman who ran the fastest Antarctic mile

Paul Robinson braved blizzards and freezing temperatures to race near the South Pole.

Fitness - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Don't go completely overboard! 5 healthy habits to stick to over the festive period

You want to keep hold of the progress you’ve made during the year, writes David Last.

Fitness - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Sumo scandals, finding peace in a Greek monastery and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning so stick the kettle on and have a read of our selection of the week’s best sportswriting.

Fitness - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Don't let all the hard work go to waste! Tips to stay on track over the festive period

The most important thing is to enjoy the festivities but that doesn’t mean writing December off completely, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

The42's first book Behind The Lines is full of great Irish sports stories... and out now

If you like sportswriting, you’ll love this.

How often should I train? Tips to help structure your weekly workout training programme Fitness This post contains videos

How often should I train? Tips to help structure your weekly workout training programme

Personal trainer David Last on what he recommends clients to do on a weekly basis.

Fitness - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'They'd see you with the Irish gear and pull up in cars. The help you'd get was truly breathtaking'

Having traversed America on his bike in aid of the Donal Walsh Live Life foundation, 23-year-old Kerryman Tomás Sears is planning an even greater adventure.

Fitness - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

Fitness - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Christmas is coming! Here are 3 simple Autumn outdoor workouts to get you set Column This post contains videos

Christmas is coming! Here are 3 simple Autumn outdoor workouts to get you set

Get out of the gym and enjoy Autumn workouts in the great outdoors, writes personal trainer David Last

Fitness - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

How to design an effective and smart workout plan you can stick to

There should be three main sections in every session, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Elation, exhaustion and raw emotion! The best of today's Dublin City Marathon

Brilliant scenes from around the city.

Kenya's Rotich storms to Dublin City Marathon glory while Ukraine's Lehonkova claims women's title

Up to 20,000 people are pounding the pavements of the capital today.

Fitness - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory

The42′s Ryan Bailey is one of 20,000 people running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday, hoping all the training pays off on the most extraordinary sporting day in the capital.

Fitness - Friday 27 October, 2017

Are you one of the 20,000 doing Sunday's Dublin City Marathon? Here are 26.2 tips to help prepare

Do NOT forget the Vaseline at the start line!

Fitness - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Beyond physical strength and mental toughness': Running 246km in 36 hours at the Spartathlon

Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes looks at one of the world’s toughest endurance races.

Fitness - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Before, during and after! 5 key nutrition tips to consider for the marathon

Dr Crionna Tobin shares her expertise with The42 ahead of Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon.

Deadlifts are dangerous? No, being weak is dangerous!

Dean Merton shares his experiences with deadlifting in his latest column.

Fitness - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Five days to go! 8 tips to follow ahead of this weekend's Dublin City Marathon

All the hard work is done, but the nerves are starting to kick in. That’s all normal, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Thursday 19 October, 2017

So, you want to run faster? Here are 3 tips to help you improve your 5k time this winter

There are a couple of things you can incorporate into your training to shave a few seconds off the clock.

Fitness - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Progress doesn't need to be complicated and more thoughts from the bomb shelter

Storm Ophelia gave Dean Merton an extra bit of time for thought for his column this week.

Fitness - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

No fads or quick-fixes, here are 5 tips to help you achieve your fitness goals

You can’t beat the basics — patience, hard work and consistency. It may be boring but it’s true, writes David Last.

Fitness - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'

PE teacher David O’Brien on what parents and schools can do to help.

Fitness - Friday 13 October, 2017

Push yourself! Here's a simple push day routine for you to follow Fitness This post contains videos

Push yourself! Here's a simple push day routine for you to follow

Five exercises to try in the gym over the weekend.

Fitness - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Planning to run a 5k over the winter? Here are 10 training tips from two experts

John O’Regan and Mark Pollock on what to do and what not to do during your training weeks.