Running

How Max King Got So Fast—and How You Can, Too

Starting in 2007, King, a standout cross-country runner, spent a year and a half training exclusively for the steeplechase. The result? The worst national-championship race of his life. (He didn...

An Ultrarunning Bromance Captured on Film

Jason Schlarb and Jeremy Wolf go way back. The two men, now in their 30s, met running cross-country and track together at Montana State. After nearly a decade apart—Wolf worked as a...

Perfect Your Running (with Math!)

Any runner gunning for a PR knows that pacing strategy is important. And until now, most of those strategies look like this: Figure out what pace you can hold for the distance, and hold it. But...

Can Pot Make You a Better Athlete?

I’m running like I’m being chased by a bear. Sweat is pouring off me, my heart is pounding, and my mouth tastes like pennies. Also, I’m stoned....

How to Run in Cold Weather

Grab a few choice pieces of gear and maybe some choice words from athletes who don’t let the cold stop them (consider it tough love). Then haul yourself out the door like the unstoppable...

Why the Russian Runner Doping Scandal Matters

Twelve days ago, crusading German journalist Hajo Seppelt broke news of a widespread doping conspiracy in Russian long-distance running. Seppelt obtained...

Why We Race for Charity

Americans are addicted to racing for a cause. It started in 1970, when approximately 1,000 people participated in the March of Dimes' WalkAmerica, raising $75,000 for perinatal health issues. By...

Is Compression for Competition or Running Recovery?

As tight as they are bright, compression socks, sleeves, shorts, and pants promise to boost performance and recovery. But scientists aren’t entirely sure how—or if—compression...

Celebrities Love the New York City Marathon

It’s not the most prestigious (that goes to Boston) or the fastest (has to be Berlin), but the New York Marathon is certainly the most popular marathon in the world—with celebrities....

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