Running

Lolo Jones

Back in 2008, during the buildup to the Beijing Olympics, newspapers couldn’t resist the Hollywood headlines. The From Homeless to Hero (USA Today) tale of Iowa-raised track...

7. iRunFar

Good for: Everything ultrarunning....

1. Science of Sport

Good for: A scientific perspective on major races, doping, and the value of running shoes....

Marathons

Call it the comfort factor: as marathons have moved into the mainstream, organizers have added perks, everything from swag bags to massages. Many races now resemble 26.2-mile bacchanals as much...

Take Them With You

You can start hiking with a baby almost right away. For running and biking, they need turbulence-ready neck muscles (that is, the ability to control their heads, with a helmet for biking), which...

Go the Distance

PICTURE TWO MIDDLE-AGED MICE, born at the same time. One suffers from gray hair, shriveled muscles, and creaky joints. He's a pint-size Wilford Brimley. The other mouse,...

Fair Chase

THROUGH THE BINOCULARS I see them: nine tiny men in bright jerseys running in formation across the vast short-grass prairie of eastern New Mexico. They're chasing a tawny...

The Mutants Next Door: Fittest Real Athletes

They're obliterating records when they're not ferrying the kids to soccer or logging 40-hour weeks selling insurance. Meet five working athletes at the top of their game—and learn their...

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