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Why Everyone Breaks Records at Berlin

Running in excellent conditions yesterday in Berlin, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto broke the world record in the men’s marathon, clocking a time of 2:02:57.

Your Brain on Pain

The Nolan's 14 and how we are hardwired for adventure.

Fitness Apps that Actually Work

Popularity and ratings don't always give the best idea of which apps are still making a difference in people's fitness routines weeks or months down the road.

How Elite Runners Really Eat

Like the true elites they are, professional runners Sara and Ryan Hall’s food obsession runs circles around us mid-packers’. Not only do these two run faster than you, they also eat better.

The Athlete's Guide to the Perfect Nap

A mid-day nap can be a great way to replenish your energy levels, especially when getting out the door for an afternoon run seems downright impossible. It can also be a preemptive tool for avoiding sleepiness later—say, when you get home from work and need to log your miles before dinner.

Don't Trust the World Anti-Doping Agency

The case of Andrus Veerpalu, an Olympic gold medal winning Estonian cross country skier who was accused in 2011 of doping with human growth hormone, raises serious questions about WADA's credibility.

Why American Endurance Athletes Have No Fun

ÖTILLÖ is an ultra event run annually in the Swedish archipelago. I wrote about it for Outside—about how crazy, drunk Swedes thought this thing up, in which teams of two swim between and run over 26...

How Your Doctor Can Improve Your Performance

In the past few years, more than 100,000 patients have ditched their health insurance and moved to one of the 12,000-plus concierge practices now operating nationwide. By forgoing the traditional...

The Fastest American on Two Wheels

Though O'Donnell has been competing in full Ironman triathlons for only three years, he's already one of the best in the country. The endurance pro talks training, nutrition, and lifestyle changes...

Sandbag Your Workout

Strength training will make you better by helping you go faster, longer, or higher, and the best way to achieve it is just to move around. Fire your core with the simplest hardware store tools around...

Craig Alexander Just Won't Retire

Australian Craig Alexander retired from Ironman triathlons last year as the sport’s dominant figure. Now, less than 12 months later, he’s preparing for his comeback.

Kai Lightner: Rock Climbing's Rising Star

In the opening scene of the short film “14.c,” which played to a sold-out crowd at Mountainfilm in Telluride this year, Kai Lightner hangs from a sandstone roof on Trebuchet, a 5.14b route in West...