Anti-gravity treadmills and recovery chambers are two innovations Alberto Salazar has used to turn British distance runner Farah into a world-beater
Many roads in suburban London have a similar feel about them: terraced or semi-detached villas of the late Victorian, early Edwardian kind, the front gardens too often obliterated by concrete slabs and wheelie bins. Maynard Road in Walthamstow is different. The first thing you see, turning into the street from Beulah Road, are two brick flower beds, magnificently planted with Brussels sprouts and sunflowers, red cabbage and bright yellow African marigolds, nasturtiums, lilies, tomatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, borage and pumpkins. The beds stood alongside half a dozen tatty garages set in a block on the right hand side, but this didn't look like council work – too eclectic. If not them, who?
Even Arsenal and Wenger have fallen for the long-haul lure of an Asian summer jolly, seeking to grow fan bases in a fat market
Mo Farah feels in the best shape of his career as he targets World Championship glory this year.
John Ford would have hated this stark Western in which a girl and a native American emerge on top
The brewpubs and breweries of Portland provide a dizzying introduction to the city for John Lee
Caster Semenya will compete at the Diamond League meet in Oregon on 4 June as she begins her international build-up to defending her 800m world title. She is also hoping to run at the Bislett Games in Oslo five days later.
For an island with over 10,000 miles of coastline, hundreds of major rivers and a proud maritime tradition, Britain has been reluctant to actually live on water – at least, until now.
An enormous winter storm left millions of Americans shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the north-east of the country yesterday, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the region to breaking point.
The mental hospital where One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed is attempting to identify the cremated remains of 3,500 of its former patients, which were left on shelves in a secluded storage area for several decades.
Acoustic experimentalists The Decemberists have opted for a simpler formula on their latest album. They tell Gillian Orr why
Manchester City have sent Mario Balotelli, whose persistent knee injury is a source of concern to Roberto Mancini, for two weeks in the United States under the care of the specialist who helped Jonny Wilkinson through his career-threatening injury.
Peter Broderick is a precocious but not yet wholly formed talent. The 23-year-old was plucked from obscurity in Portland, Oregon to the relative spotlight of the Danish experimental rock band Efterklang. Broderick left everything behind to move to Copenhagen, with a restlessness also apparent in his own music. Piano instrumental albums bashed out in an hour were joined in 2008 by a considered LP of guitar-based songs, Home. Virtuoso, singer-songwriter, sideman or star? The acclaim for his new mini-album, How They Are, and the reverent attention from the crowd packed into this beautiful 18th-century Soho church suggest that Broderick doesn't need to decide.
The latest group show organised by All Visual Arts sees artists such as the Chapman Brothers, Polly Morgan and Paul Fryer contributing works looking at the impermanence of pleasure when viewed from the perspective of death.
Britain has some remarkable places. If we discovered them on the other side of the world, we'd soon be writing home. Film-maker and novelist Tom Connolly explores parts of Kent that have fuelled his creativity
Portland quartet Horse Feathers are defined by their folk-inspired string arrangements – a complex layering of acoustic guitar, violin, banjo and cello, blended together for a contemporary take on Americana. Songwriter and front man, Justin Ringle, artfully captures a mosaic of Prairie pioneers, Dust Bowl migrants, bare-feet cabin dwellers and the spirit of Frontierism. Each song is a lyrical artifact, a doleful southern Gothic retelling of the displacement of human emotions and feelings shot through a naturalistic landscape of past existences and faded American tradition.