Richard Askwith is executive editor of the Independent
08 April 2014 08:46 PM
For Russians, it was one of the great military disasters: an episode of epic incompetence that spawned at least one literary masterpiece. Richard Askwith reflects on the events in East Prussia in August 1914
02 March 2014 04:56 PM
Recreational running is booming, and a huge industry is booming with it. But have the sport’s simple joys been lost in the race to make money? Richard Askwith challenges the tyranny of Big Running
03 May 2013 06:51 PM
Crawling through dirt, plunging into ice cold water and scrambling over haystacks doesn’t sound like a route to riches. But a growing passion for extreme sports is turning it into just that
16 April 2013 06:47 PM
The terrorist’s nihilism contrasts with the life-affirming instincts of the normal human being. There are few places where we can clearer see that than the end of a marathon
22 December 2012 12:00 AM
Did it change the world, or just distract us for a day or two? Richard Askwith introduces our look-back at the past 12 months.
25 August 2012 12:00 AM
The Dragon's Back, a five-day scramble across the mountainous spine of Wales, is so gruelling, it's only been attempted once. Until now, that is…
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