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5. Jenny Simpson Wins Gold

Jenny Simpson surprised the world, and herself, with a gold medal in the 1,500 metes at the 2011 World Championships.

4. The IAAF Bans Male Pacers

The IAAF ruled in late August that male pacers give women an unfair advantage in road races.

Myth #2: Running barefoot is better

Shoes alter how we move. As soon as you put toddlers in cute little loafers, their walking changes: they take longer steps and land with more force on their heels.

9. Runblogger

Outside picks the best fitness blogs of 2011, including Runblogger

9. Track Focus

Outside picks the best running blogs of 2011, including Track Focus

7. iRunFar

Outside picks the best running blogs of 2011, including iRunFar

5. Japan Running News

Outside picks the best running blogs of 2011, including Japan Running News

2. Peak Performance

Outside picks the best running blogs of 2011, including Amby's Burfoot's Peak Performance blog at Runner's World

1. Science of Sport

Outside picks the best running blogs of 2011, including the Science of Sport