There’s a reason pro athletes from many sports turn to altitude training in pursuit of that personal best time – with runners aiming for distances from 1,500m or 5km to marathons or ultramarathons heading to the mountains.
Mo Farah, Eliud Kipchoge, Haile Gebreselassie – they’ve all lived or trained at altitude to help their training and fitness. We answer all the common questions from regular runners looking to head to altitude for some breathtaking scenery and hopefully performance-boosting training. How high? How long for? What are the benefits? Do I need to supplement my diet? Can I do normal running training? Where are the best places in the world to train?