Running

How to Run in a Foreign Land

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...

The Sweetest Running Swag

Going the distance means getting some goodies. And no, we aren’t talking just the sense of accomplishment you feel at the finish line. We are talking freebies, treasures, and swag—whatever you want...

The Road Less Sprinted: The Rise of Fastest Known Time

A growing number of trail runners are finding a new way to test themselves, and it doesn’t involve race fees, bibs, or finish line chutes. Instead, they’re enlisting their own stopwatch, navigational...

The Female Runner’s Conundrum

Street harassment will ruin a perfectly good jog, and most female runners have experienced this before. So what are we going to do about it?

Marathoners Chase Round-Number Finishes

Your love of round numbers—and their implied significance—isn’t unique. In fact, as Runner’s World reports, a new study by economists at UC–Berkeley and the University of Chicago crunched data from...

Why the Mile Is Dead (and Worth Saving)

For nearly a decade, the world record in the mile was stopped at four minutes. When Roger Bannister broke the barrier May 6, 1954, he accomplished the impossible. Ten years later, Ryun raised the...

The Runner's Ticking Time Bomb?

Studies say that one in 200,000 runners will experience sudden cardiac arrest, and one in 50,000 will experience a heart attack from coronary artery disease during a marathon.

Inside Meb's Win at the Boston Marathon

Four days after becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, Meb Keflezighi was in high demand. On Friday, the Californian took a minute to discuss exactly what was going...

Walk of No Shame

It’s just one of those rules. Coaches, runners, and pretty much everyone else involved in the sport have traditionally emphasized that walking isn’t an option there. But new research and training...

10 Running Myths That Are Slowing You Down

Remember when it was de rigueur to stretch before running and over-hydrate before heading out the door? As technology advances and researchers discover more about the human body in motion, long-held...