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No, All Energy Drinks Aren't Sports Drinks

Even though most of the evidence is anecdotal and the studies—which continue to pile up—don’t yet know exactly why, the link between energy drinks and a racing heart (or worse) seem pretty...

Even Athletes Are Addicted to Junk Food

Most diets don't work. It might be the fact that athletes are hard-wired to eat more junk and will power isn’t enough to stop craving high-calorie foods. But simple foods swaps are.

10 Secrets to Make You a Faster, Happier Runner

First it was the 5K. Then came the marathon. Now, the need-to-run race is the ultramarathon. When you are putting that many miles in a day, there are definitely some tricks of the trade you need to...

8 Training Secrets from Meb Keflezighi

Last April at the Boston Marathon, when at the seven-mile mark Meb Keflezighi pulled away from one of the strongest fields in the race’s 118-year history, the other elite runners let him go.

Fat Makes a Comeback

Long shunned by endurance athletes looking to stay lean, the enemy is having a moment

You've Been Recovering All Wrong

Forget RICE. Suppressing the body’s inflammatory response to exercise may actually delay healing. To recover right you need to move, eat, and move some more.

Why Is Nick Symmonds So Happy?

Nick Symmonds just penned his first book, wants to take the road race 800-meter world record on October 17, and is training to run the first sub-five beer mile at the Beer Mile World Championships in...

Running Blind in the Grand Canyon

In 2007, Dan Berlin's sight took a turn for the worse. His lifestyle changed. He gave up his driver's license and started using a mobility cane. He also started running.

It's True: Politicians Hate Athletes

While city politicians are gung-ho about joining the fight, they’ve recently found themselves in a strange state of hypocrisy thanks to a growing fitness culture that’s taking over our public spaces.

Fasting Is Your Secret Weapon

Put down the GU. Step away from the Sports Beans. Leave the Gatorade at home. New studies show you stand to gain athletically from skipping carbs strategically.

Stay Fit When Flying

Long flights and car trips wreak havoc on my body. How can I reduce the stress of travel and keep up with my current exercise routine?