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Should you spend more than £100 on running shoes?

There's an incredible array of running shoes on the market these days in all shapes, sizes, and ranging in price from around £20 getting considerably more expensive all the way up to £200 ... View the comments

Debate Started: 03 May 2016, Debate Closing: 03 May 2026

26%For

74%Against

Total Votes:118

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Should male and female runners receive equal pay at major events?

The debate on equal pay in sport has been raging recently, with some arguing that it's right that men should fight for a bigger pot of prize money because they attract more TV viewers. Others say unequal... View the comments

Debate Started: 29 Mar 2016, Debate Closing: 25 Apr 2017

90%For

10%Against

Total Votes:83

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Should you acknowledge other runners when you run past them?

When you pass another runner whether you're overtaking or they're coming towards you from the other direction, do you acknowledge them with a friendly wave or nod? What do you think, should you acknowledge... View the comments

Debate Started: 16 Mar 2016, Debate Closing: 16 Mar 2026

97%For

3%Against

Total Votes:1095

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Is McDonald’s healthy?

Teacher, John Cisna, ate McDonald's everyday for 90 DAYS and lost nearly 60 pounds. Now he's sharing his 'weight loss plan' in US schools. So what do you think? Can McDonald's be healthy? View the comments

Debate Started: 19 Oct 2015, Debate Closing: 19 Oct 2025

4%For

96%Against

Total Votes:71

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Are slo-mo fitness classes better than high intensity workouts?

According to the Evening Standard Londoners are swapping high-intensity workouts for slo-mo fitness classes like candlelit yoga and leisurely weight lifting sessions to counteract the effects of their... View the comments

Debate Started: 06 Oct 2015, Debate Closing: 06 Oct 2025

8%For

92%Against

Total Votes:25

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Would you take drugs to win?

There's lots in the news at the moment about athletes doping to win... Hands on heart, can you honestly say you'd NEVER take drugs to win? View the comments

Debate Started: 16 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 16 Sep 2025

2%For

98%Against

Total Votes:63

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Should body shaming be illegal?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has called for body shaming to be made illegal in hopes to end the trend to publicly criticise others over their looks stating it can be damaging to the younger generation. ... View the comments

Debate Started: 03 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 03 Sep 2025

50%For

50%Against

Total Votes:38

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Are people who take workout selfies just attention seeking?

Social media has no doubt changed the way we interact with our friends and share our experiences, even when it comes to going to the gym. Some studies suggest that gym & workout selfies are simply... View the comments

Debate Started: 01 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 01 Sep 2025

81%For

19%Against

Total Votes:62

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Is it acceptable to wear a sports bra in public?

Personal trainer, Davina Ward, was asked to leave Costa coffee yesterday when she tried to sit down with a friend wearing her sports bra and leggings. Initially, she was asked to cover up but when she... View the comments

Debate Started: 28 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 28 Aug 2025

86%For

14%Against

Total Votes:198

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Is it unfair that men aren't also praised for balancing sport and parenthood?

This week Jessica Ennis-Hill stormed to an incredible victory in the World Athletics Championships, and whilst her amazing performance cannot be disputed, many media outlets were quick to point out how... View the comments

Debate Started: 25 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 25 Aug 2025

58%For

42%Against

Total Votes:31

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