Brian Alexander is a writer and author based in California. A frequent contributor to NBCNews and Outside magazine, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times magazine, Wired, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times magazine, and many others. His most recent book is The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction, written with neuroscientist Larry Young. Follow him on Twitter at @BrianRAlexander.
It's the most grueling competition in the world, and it takes a massive toll on a rider's body.
We know President Trump wants Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympics. But could the country get past a new set of anti-discrimination rules for host cities?
It's expensive, demanding, and in the eyes of the many cities who have refused to throw their hat into the five-ring circus, a total scam.
The basics and background on the latest doping bomb to drop.
While it may seem obvious to you that your dog loves you, there’s been very little scientific data that dogs feel the equivalent of love for their owners. Until now, anyway. Findings in two recent...
A bold, scientist-backed effort to achieve a sub-two hour marathon in the next five years may benefit all runners—even if that sub-two run never happens.
It's called the Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning machine, and it looks like a sci-fi egg from outer space. In theory it one-ups standard hypobaric chambers by giving users greater aerobic...
Has the charity race craze—all those walks, runs, rides, and mud runs done to raise money for good causes—begun to fizzle? The numbers for 2014 aren’t in yet, but a survey of the top 30 programs...
The swim leg is the sport's deadliest portion—could a hidden risk of pulmonary edema be partly to blame?
The case of Andrus Veerpalu, an Olympic gold medal winning Estonian cross country skier who was accused in 2011 of doping with human growth hormone, raises serious questions about WADA's credibility.
Sports nutrition companies have been hawking health-in-a-pill for years with no evidence that their products work at all. And they're getting into possibly-illegal territory, but they just might get...
Are you taking too many pills? New studies question the vitamin gospel.
Injury prevention for the aging athlete
Getting older doesn’t have to mean getting slower. Not with a leg up from the frontiers of science.
Following the revelation that the American sprinter tested positive for a banned substance, reports have connected Tyson Gay with an "anti-aging" clinic in Georgia. Brian Alexander explains why...
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