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The Runner's Ultimate Cookie Recipe

On August 5, 1984, a 27-year-old Joan Benoit ran through a tunnel into the L.A. Coliseum and won the first women's Olympic marathon with a time of 2:24:52. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the her...

Stop Buying Into the Antioxidant Myth

By now, it’s become a given: your multivitamin is useless and the right amount of stress, even in our recovery obsessed world, is good.

The Joy of Cycling: Now Available for Everyone

In 2007, Boston was ranked the worst biking city in the U.S. by Bicycling magazine—for the third time. There were plenty of reasons: lack of lanes, poor road conditions, boorish drivers.

The Triple Threat Who Can't Be Stopped

When 21-year-old Lukas Verzbicas turned pro as a triathlete, he got death threats. As a teenager, he’d been billed as the next great hope in American running, becoming only the fifth high school star...

CrossFit, Your Insecurity Is Showing

You do not cross CrossFit. I knew because I'd read about it. And had seen their work on Outside's Facebook wall. But it wasn't real to me. It is now.

Athletic Parents Are a Godsend

Sibling rivalry is a fierce thing, but it seems like more often than not, athletic talent isn’t limited to just one prodigal son (or daughter).

The Heat Is Your Biggest Fitness Foe

On average, nearly 700 people die each year from extreme heat. It's the most serious threat to your outdoor summer workout, but heat stroke doesn't have to kill you if you're careful.

The Six-Pack Abs Sham

For years, we’ve been discussing the media’s role in distorting female body image. Dozens of studies and campaigns have fingered Photoshopped images in women’s emotional, mental, and physical health...

Why Bigger Isn't Faster at Badwater

In December 2013, a temporary moratorium was placed on all sporting events in Death Valley to conduct safety assessments on running and cycling competitions. While races like Badwater are still going...

What if Sitting Doesn't Kill?

Think you’re “resting” at your desk job? A new study says that every hour you sit, you lose eight percent of your fitness gains from each hour you worked out that day. Sound really depressing? We...