Running

Should Foot Races Be Booted from the PCT?

You’re hiking through a grove of spruce trees on the Pacific Crest Trail when you hear voices up ahead. Fifty yards away you spot a few pop-up tents and several dozen people hanging out,...

My Mom's Faster Than Your Mom

A little after 4:30 a.m., I double-knotted my sneakers, slipped on my headlamp, and crept out of my hotel room. What I was leaving behind: two sleeping girls curled together like cats, my...

Catching Up with the Welsch Sisters

Time can be a funny, abstract thing when you're young. Weeks feel like months and months stretch out like seasons and it takes forever for anything to seem different. But to those...

Running Legend Frank Shorter On Boston

Marathoner Frank Shorter—who won gold at the 1972 Summer Olympics and silver at the 1976 Games—is often credited with starting...

It's a Family Affair

On most weekday mornings in a small, single-story brick home in a leafy subdivision 30 miles outside of Houston, Kaytlynn, 13, and eleven-year-old Heather, get up shortly after 7 a.m. In the...

The Shadiest Man in the Racing Biz

On August 12, 2012, Maureen Lampa, a 61-year-old retired teacher, her daughter, and her daughter’s friend all piled into Lampa’s Chrysler convertible for the three-hour drive from...

For Your Next Race, Go Big

Participation in ultra-distance running events, once only for masochists who'd get their toenails removed to avoid having them fall out midrace, has increased by 20 percent every year for the...

5 Tips on How To Race in Costume

New Hampshire costume competitor Ryan Palmison, who holds the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon dressed as a dairy product (3:10:36 as an ice cream sundae), offers his advice on...

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