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Yes, Road Runners Are Better Than Trail Runners
The boom in trail and ultrarunning has already prompted a number of talented track athletes to try their hand at the sport. The results have been telling.
Fitness Secrets from the Man Who Survived the Biggest Wipeout Ever
From extreme athlete Niccolo Porcella, the man who survived The Biggest Wipeout Ever
Track Drama in Beijing: Your IAAF Opening Weekend Update
Three highlights from the opening weekend at the IAAF World Championships
What the Hell Is Paleo, Really?
Recent news about the popular bacon-infused diet, explained
Here's Proof That Tracks Can Be Beautiful
And you thought trail runners got all the good views.
The Truth About Endurance Athletes and Salt
No, athletes aren't OD'ing on salt pills. But here's when you should lay off of them.
Age Is at Least 70 Percent Meaningless When It Comes to Fitness
Want to continue to crush well into your 80s? Here’s how.
American Ultras Are Lame (But Not for Long)
But don't worry—a stateside version of Europe's grueling Skyrunning series is ready to kick your ass
Embrace This 5-Step Mobility Plan, Never Get Injured Again
A quick way to faster recovery and fewer injuries
Everything You Need to Know About Nick Symmonds and USATF
The track star’s name is everywhere these days, but what’s the big deal?
This Woman Regularly Beats the Guys—by an Hour
A primer from overall winner of the Canadian Death Race, Alissa St. Laurent
Yes, You Can (Sometimes) Spot a Doper
A semi-scientific guide to sussing out the cheats
Meet the Man Who Survived the Longest Footrace in the World
Dispatches from the longest footrace in the world
The Most Talented Athlete in the World Right Now Is an 18-Year-Old Swimmer
An inside look at Katie Ledecky’s rise to greatness that will leave even non-swimmers awestruck
8 Winning Dinners for Athletes
It's your final chance of the day to recover from training and to prep muscles for tomorrow's adventure. Follow the lead of these eight athletes.
There's Nothing Better Than a Running Rivalry. Here Are the Finest
Our favorite titanic throw downs from the last half century