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Relentless dedication and strength training are some of the keys to his success 

By enforcing stringent rules on the video footage creators can use from their events, USA Track and Field might be undermining its own mission

The creative was a reluctant runner until he realized that telling himself stories could get him through any distance—and help him be the person he wants to be

A look at the history of this essential piece of equipment. It’s come so far, thanks to enterprising runners, but is still not adequate for a high percentage of women.

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Seventy years after his first cross-country race and 46 years after competing as an elite runner, the author competes—and triumphs—on a tough Australian course

Why running is one of the biggest philanthropic sports in the world

Has Maurten finally figured out how to harness the power of baking soda without paying the gastrointestinal price?

Double threshold days and lactate meters have propelled Jakob Ingebrigtsen and others to the top. Should the rest of us follow suit?

Olympian and veteran elite coach Mark Coogan’s central advice on making the most of your miles

One yoga teacher immersed herself in freezing water for 31 days. Here’s her advice for how you can do it, too.

Research makes a strong case for taking your practice into the wild as the weather warms—or at least your backyard

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Researchers test the assumption that top athletes are more sensitive to internal cues, with surprising results

Champion ultrarunner rolls into 2023 with a new sponsor and new goals

The former soccer phenom was burnt out and angry. Then he started running every day, no matter what.

Exploring how the simple act of spending time outside can solve so many of life’s problems

The Wings of America Boston Pursuit program provides a life-changing opportunity for high schoolers to learn about college and experience a wider world

American Yared Nuguse scorches the track en route to winning the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games, and other news from the track.

The Fast Forest Project is honoring the fastest American milers as part of a broader sustainability initiative

A physical therapist details what usually brings runners into his office and lays out strategies to keep you injury-free

Bones are made of dynamic tissues that need stress, just not too much, says one of the world’s best ultrarunners

Run a marathon. Recover mid-flight to another continent. Run a marathon. Rinse. Repeat. 

The application period opens February 8 for the world’s largest marathon. Here’s the essential information you need to know.

Next year’s Summer Olympics in Paris mark the 40th anniversary of women competing in the event. With one year until the U.S. Olympic Trials, anticipation is running high.

Cross-country began and grew in the cold off-season, and its world championships are usually held in winter mud and slush. This year, however, will be different.

All that hiking, biking, and climbing can take a toll on more than your quads

Beyond setting a world record in the Alphafly, Eliud Kipchoge is credited with helping to create the supershoe

A new study tests the idea that, with the right building blocks, connective tissue can repair itself after all

This runner has covered 32 miles every day for nearly three months. She’s not done. 

Americans Nell Rojas and Nathosha Rogers train alongside the diligence of Kenya’s best runners

Internationally acclaimed coach and author Brad Stulberg wants runners to love the process, seek community, laugh at themselves, and stay flexible

Everything you need to know about motivation, fulfillment, and achievement in this lifetime sport

Vanessa Peralta-Mitchell founded Game Changers, an organization committed to training women of color for running leadership positions. 

A big-data analysis of Strava training logs estimates the slowdown for marathoners who miss a week or more

According to the longest happiness study in history, we all need to be strengthening our relationships

Yogi Bryan explains what you can try anytime your anxiety becomes overwhelming

January marks the season when many professional runners announce sponsorship changes. Here’s why that’s important, and what it means for the future of running.

The track star turned filmmaker turned ultrarunner reflects on her ever-evolving relationship with the sport

Running and composing music require a similar problem-solving area of the brain, so it might not be a coincidence that there’s crossover

A new model breaks down the ability to fight through adversity into its constituent parts

In an impressive debut, Tracksmith delivers a versatile, modern trainer with an old-school look and feel, just as you’d expect from the brand

It’s no surprise that what people eat has an impact on their health, but trying to pinpoint exactly what diet out of the hundreds out there is most optimal for a long, healthy life can be overwhelming

Army researchers assess the evidence on what makes you stronger, and speculate about new approaches that might work even better

Healthy habits are hard to maintain. We sent five writers on long-overdue quests for self-improvement.

I love to cook, but finding time to make dinner remains a challenge. I figured it was time for an assist.

After years of infinite scrolling, it was time for a drastic intervention

A working mom's experiment with forced midday snoozes

I'm a seasoned outdoorsperson but I've never lifted weights. How hard could it be?

Believe it or not, talking to new people won’t kill you

How I broke my obsession with the delicious little packets and fueled with real food instead

Figuring out how to get better sleep and more excise and is hard—which is why we tried out some new programs for you

Fleshman’s book offers a look at her journey in elite running in a system that was built for the opposite gender

Asics’s signature cushioned shoe goes super-max and delivers more comfort and cushioning than ever before

Ten tips to kick-start your fitness at the start of the new year

And what does Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest tell us about the risks sports pose to an athlete’s heart?

As we say good-bye to 2022 and the amazing year of running highlights, it’s time to start thinking about all of the possibilities for 2023 and beyond.

Read the brightest highlights of the year in marathon running, trail running, triathlon, and the athletes that delivered the inspiration

The recovery revolution will continue to boom, as will our collective enthusiasm for women’s sports

A head-to-head lab showdown finds that power and efficiency depend on your preferred running surface

How Jenelle Manzi fuels to combat health condition and get through her busiest season

Aaron Kuen was en route to a 2:48 marathon at the California International Marathon, but remains in a coma in a Sacramento hospital

This herb’s relaxation properties may be the reason peppermint is in every product on the shelf. Could you benefit from a cup of tea, capsule or drop of oil?

The sports bras, leggings, and sneakers that seriously changed my life

A Native runner reflects on land acknowledgments before races and in daily life

How winter road running brings one writer closer to nature

What the rest of us can learn from the wildly durable Atlanta Track Club runner

As many trail-running events grow larger, more runners are gravitating toward smaller grassroots events with an intimate, personal feel

Instead of sending your peels to the trash, there may be a way to repurpose them—no composting necessary

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Runner Carolyn Su creates space for people of color to feel at home in the sport

Moving from long to short efforts during a workout maximizes the training stimulus

Minimalist running will always be a topic for discussion, lively opinions, and varying advice. Take the time to educate yourself on whether it’s right for you.

It’s the first time a woman-owned store has won the award.

It’s easier than you think to add nutritious foods into your diet this season

Ultrarunning’s G.O.A.T discusses his busy 2022, which saw win ultrarunning’s biggest events and dive into the shoe market with NNormal

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After becoming the youngest adult to run 100 marathons, she’s chasing even bigger running goals and helping fellow Dreamers and young women realize their own potential

Burnout can affect participants of any sport—including hiking. Here’s how to identify, prevent, and cure it.