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Want to watch the Melbourne Cup live but don't have a TV in your workplace? Here's everything you need to know about watching the race that stops a nation live - from the various TV options to Twitter's global live stream. We've also included all the important Melbourne Cup links and race times to make life easier, along with overseas viewing tips. Game on!

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This weekend, Nike set up an event where they declared three athletes would run the world's fastest marathon. They were amazing athletes, to be sure, but the real news was how Nike controlled every possible condition to give the runners just the tiniest of speed boosts. And some of these are things you can do yourself.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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It's not just you. The first kilometre of a run (or about the first ten minutes of any exercise) sucks for everybody. Go easy on yourself in that first kilometre, though, and you can set yourself up for a great workout or race.