Running

Play the Odds to Win the Turkey Trot

What’s the most popular road race in the U.S.? It’s not the Boston, New York, or Chicago marathon—it’s the annual Thanksgiving turkey trot....

The NYC Marathon: A Comeback Story

Yesterday morning I woke up and went for a run in Prospect Park. It was empty, the trees red and electric yellow, and I had the place, which is normally full of bikers and joggers, mostly to...

Tips for Traveling Runners

Professional runner Tyler McCandless landed on Italy’s Sardinia island in April to run the Chia Laguna Half Marathon the next day. But after departing the plane, he learned that...

The Pain Games

This Tuesday, Northern California-based writer Scott Keneally launched a

Archetypes: Runner Bill Iffrig

CV: Grew up in Everett, Washington. Married Donna Ayres in 1954. Worked in Everett-area pulp-and-paper mills for 42 years until he retired, in 1994, at 60. Completed the first...

Beating the Boys

It’s been a good month for female endurance records, with Diana Nyad’s (some...

Miracle Mile

MEGAB, a dusty backwater in the far northern reaches of Ethiopia’s arid Tigray region, is not a place that typically attracts visitors. The town is a pass...

An Ultrarunner's Long Road Back

IT'S THE WELCOME BASKET that overwhelms him. Not the idyllic grounds or gardens or the fact that—for the first time in two years—Charlie Engle has...

The Trail Runner's Bucket List

No matter how much you love big-city marathons, counting cracks in the sidewalk will never quite measure up to racing through canyons and streams out in the wilderness. There's something about...

Will Marathons Ever be the Same?

A tipster calls in a warning. Two hours later, one bomb and then another go off on a stretch of Spanish road. Nobody’s harmed, but the 2007 Tour de France is under attack by the...

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