A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product's first steps.
Firefighters battle wildfire in Yosemite National Park
Hundreds of homes were threatened as wildfire ravaged through America’s famed Yosemite National Park. The effects of a severe drought in California have been felt as nearly 2,000 firefighters battled the flames that threatened homes, vineyards and precious vegetation. Evgeny Tchebotarev, 29 from Toronto, Canada, took this footage from the edge of Yosemite National Park at El Portal as the California Fire department fought the flames with staff on the ground and helicopters in the air.
Videographer / Director: Evgeny Tchebotarev, Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Editor: Joshua Douglas.
Adidas, official sportswear supplier to the British Olympic Association (BOA), today revealed the kit to be worn by Team GB at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games at London’s Somerset House ice rink. Over 17,000 units of kit will be supplied making this the best equipped British Winter Team ever.
Payne Preparations to include British Gas Great Swim Series 2012
Olympic open water swimming silver medallist and world champion Keri-anne Payne has launched the British Gas Great Swim Series 2012 and confirmed that two of the open water events will feature in her training plan for the summer.
The Stockport swimmer, who was officially named in Team GB over the weekend, will take part in the opening event of the series, the British Gas Great London Swim on Saturday 26th May followed by the British Gas Great North Swim on Friday 22-24th June.