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This Beach-Cruising, Hula-Hooping Ultrarunner Will Chick You Now
In the grueling high-burnout world of ultrarunning, she's an anomaly: a low-key athlete who thrives on unstructured training, competes by instinct, and routinely crushes men in the sport's most prestigious race
The Crazy, Messed Up, Kinda Brilliant Obstacles of 'American Ninja Warrior'
This May, another group of climbers, parkour runners, and gymnasts will try—and most likely fail—to achieve “Total Victory” on the nation’s favorite obstacle course show.
The Ironman Lottery Is Dead. Up Next: Your Local Race?
Leadville, Western States, and the New York Marathon all use some type of lottery system to determine entrants as well
You Just Became the Fastest Kid in the U.S. What Happens Next?
The four-minute mile. As the sixth American high-schooler gets inducted into this exclusive club, we take a look at what might be in store for him.
Why Richard Branson Just Hired the Smartest Woman in Running
In a surprise move, the multi-billionaire announced that he would be launching Virgin Sport. Though the initial reports are sparse on details, we have a good idea of what he wants to do: revolutionize the business of racing.
Make the Best Lunch of Your Life
Here's how world-class athletes do the trickiest meal of the day
Proven Attack Strategies for New Father-Athletes
Becoming a dad lowers testosterone, but that doesn't mean your athleticism has to suffer.
How To Bake Like a King
Pro peloton racer Ted King knows his way around the business end of a spatula.
Coaches Deserve the Podium, Not the Athletes
Their genius is unquantifiable. That's a lesson Triathlon Australia learned the hard way.
5 Ways to Stay Active at Your Desk Job (or Else)
Even if you run every morning and stand instead of sit at your desk all day, you may be dying inside
Open-Sourced Fitness Will Change the Way You Train
New research is helping athletes engineer their own flow state
Say Goodbye to the Gym Forever
You can do this yoga-meets-wrestling series of movements anywhere, with results that put the weight machines to shame
Is Paleo Without the Meat Really Paleo?
A new cookbook seeks to make the world’s most restrictive diet palatable
Save the Butter for Your Toast
Are biotech entrepreneurs on the leading edge of science or just looking to make a quick buck? A little of both, probably.
Ironman: Women Deserve Equal Racing Opportunities!
It's time pro women got an equal number of slots to compete in triathlon's premiere World Championship event.
The Recovery Market Has a Fake Food Problem
Yes, Happy Meals, according to recent research, make for a surprisingly effective post-exercise meal. But the real takeaway has nothing to do with the Golden Arches: real food—not expensive bars or scientifically formulated shakes—is almost always best.