Outside contributor McDougall, author of the bestseller Born to Run, has written extensively about the limits of human potential.
Break out of the office zoo and run wild
Human evolution, you’ll be happy to hear, has officially let you off the hook: It’s normal and healthy to hate the gym.
Uncovering the Lost Skills and Athletic Secrets of the Ancients
Your urban backyard is packed with hidden performance-enhancing plants that can be tossed together to make an ancestral wonder meal.
Want to undo the damage of your desk job in 10 minutes? Crawl like a kid and start spinning like a Sufi monk.
I was waiting at the checkout counter of a drugstore in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when a human cannonball sailed past the window. I glanced around. Did anyone else just…?
More than 76 years ago, a visionary Australian coach had an epiphany that forged a generation of super-athletes: true fitness is all about translating fear into raw power.
One of the most surprising heroes of World War II was a pint-sized shepherd nicknamed The Clown—and his fitness wisdom can change your life.
What can you learn by chucking tempered steel blades into a target? Performing to potential is all about trusting your instincts.
With warp-speed ascents that include the Matterhorn (1:56) and Denali (9:43), ultrarunner turned alpinist Kilian Jornet Burgada is the king of the endurance world's latest obsession: fastest known...
On Tuesday March 27, ultrarunner Micah True set off on a 12-mile run in the Gila National Forest and didn't return. Days later, writer Christopher McDougall took off on a not-so-unfamiliar quest,...
She drinks hard, fights dirty, and runs 100 trail miles faster than any woman alive. Meet Jenn Shelton, ultramarathoning's new antihero.