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Faster Than Lightning at the Hardrock 100

In a race that saw altitude, stormy weather, and course conditions take down some of the best endurance runners on the planet, Kilian Jornet sauntered to a new course record at the storied Hardrock...

Yes, You Should Be Running to Work

Biking to work? Old news. Running to work may not get you there in the most presentable condition, but it'll sure spice up the morning grind.

What Really Makes Great Athletes Great

While genetic testing has much promise in maximizing an individual’s athletic talent, it still has a long way to go before it’s truly helpful.

Travel Like a Tourist, Run Like a Local

Figuring out how to run safely and successfully in unfamiliar terrain is an art form cultivated with practice and a generous dose of street smarts. You can do better than traveling to another country...

Why We're Obsessed with the 10,000-Hour Rule

Americans are in love with the 10,000-hour rule. First proposed in 1993 by Florida State University psychology professor, Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, the rule held that it takes 10,000 hours of...

The Right Way to Recover After the Crash

When a skull makes contact with a hard surface, damage control happens in a rush. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often require immediate surgery, and even during the slow recovery process an urgent...

Your Favorite Stimulant Has a Dark Side

Caffeine powder is your favorite stimulant in its purest form. It’s easy to buy on the Internet; it’s completely legal; and there’s no age restriction. But the powder holds a hidden danger: its...

Make the Heat Your Training Partner

If you never have to worry about actually performing at the top of your game in the heat, then by all means head inside to the treadmill.

You're a Wimp and It's Making You Slow

I know I should get 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise on most days, but how do I know for sure if all of my workouts count for that?