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A woman is holding a towel while excercising.

Three running gadgets and technologies that cought my attention lately

While it’s true you don’t need any tech or gadgets to run, there are a lot of them out there that are fun to use or can provide you with data, motivating insights or that can enrich your workout. I’ve come across three gadgets and new technologies lately that caught my attention — and that I’d like to briefly introduce to you. Whoop 4.0 Description: the Whoop 4.0 is a fitness tracker that collects data about recovery, strain and sleep performance. «From these figures, it offers advice on how you should balance your training and rest to achieve peak athletic performance,» Harry Bullmore writes on LiveScience. What sounds like any other fitness tracker on the market, has its USPs: the band itself is screenless, IP68 dustproof and water-resistant at depths of up to 10 meters for two hours. The lack of GPS might be another con for some of us, but on the data sight the Whoop is showing off, as «it is the multi-dimensional approach to calculating recovery that is the jewel in the …

People running in Prague half marathon in the spring of 2016.

«I made a horrible choice»: How a blogger discovered a runner cheating in a half-marathon

«I think most people aren’t aware of how much cheating goes on in marathons.» Were you aware? I wasn’t. But Derek Murphy, an independent marathon investigator, should know. He recently took particular care to examine the case of Jane Seo, a food and fitness writer in New York City. She finished second among the women in Sunday’s Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon in 1 hour and 21 minutes, a blazing 6:15 mile. But she cheated.