Until recently, the Nike track star seemed destined for burnout. But last year in Boston, after a wave of disappointing races and a personal tragedy, she ran a record-shattering debut marathon. Will the new distance of 26.2 miles save her career?
The Simplest Sport Is the Best Sport
Running only requires a pair of shoes and a little desire. You can do it at any age for any number of reasons. But a few tricks of the trade can help you avoid injury, run to your potential, and enjoy every step whether you're 22 or 82.
Nov 14, 2017
When running four marathons in a row, it helps to enlist a professional for help. I tested a bunch of her advice so you don't have to.
May 31, 2013
Only 2 percent of people who toe a marathon starting line will break 3 hours. As Matt Skenazy found out, joining that club isn't easy.
Jun 19, 2014
When you enter the Western States 100—a day-and-night endurance run in the Sierra Nevada—you can "mature a lot."
Jun 26, 2018
The pro runner suffered an injury in the middle of the Olympics. Here's how she plotted her comeback.
Nov 20, 2017
Ten pro tips for reaching—and maintaining—peak performance
Jun 1, 2019
When you’re in your fourth decade, you’re still young enough to run a personal best. But it’s also the beginning of the end.
Dec 10, 2018
A wave of psychotherapists are treating patients by running with them
Mar 13, 2018
One writer sacrificed (not even close to) everything to get to the top of the leaderboard
Oct 3, 2018
She won Olympic gold in a sport that chose her. Can she do the same in the one she truly loves?
Aug 15, 2018
Devon Yanko was sexually abused as a teenager. It took hundreds of miles for her to run away from the trauma.
Mar 16, 2018
It’s hard to make a living from just one thing. The champion middle-distance runner, cofounder of Picky Bars, coach, and mother of two lets us in on how she juggles it all.
Jun 1, 2019
As you get older, setting goals—and reaching them—will look a little different
Dec 17, 2018
A lifelong runner and outdoor athlete is hit with a mysterious physical breakdown. Once the engine starts to fail, what happens to the mind?
Jun 1, 2015
Seeking the high all day, every day
May 17, 2018
'Play On,' a new book from journalist Jeff Bercovici, explores how aging elite athletes stay at the top of their game
Dec 16, 2014
More than 76 years ago, a visionary Australian coach had an epiphany that forged a generation of super-athletes: true fitness is all about translating fear into raw power.
50s and Beyond
Jun 27, 2018
We asked ex-Olympian, coach, and elite Masters runner John Henwood for his advice
Jun 22, 2018
It's never too late to race the 26.2. You just have to know how to prepare.
Jun 12, 2018
You don't have to lift less as you get older—you just have to make a few adjustments to your training