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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How winter road running brings one writer closer to nature

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

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

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

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Meet the group that's setting a pace for Black women distance runners

Between fan engagement and professional-athlete interaction, the beleaguered social network still offers plenty of upsides for a niche sport

The bestselling author teamed up with coach Eric Orton to offer a practical path to change

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The ultrarunner and coach shares his best tips for ramping into alpine running season

And her world-record attempt won’t stop until she reaches Melbourne at 150 marathons

In 2009, ‘Born to Run’ sent shock waves through the running world. Thirteen years later, ‘Born to Run 2’ offers a practical guide to running, eating, racing, and training like the world’s best. Here’s an excerpt from the book, out December 6.

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Running, coaching, and living with an autoimmune disease

From November 24 to 27, Rising Hearts—an Indigenous-led grassroots organization—will host the third annual Truthsgiving 4 Miler. The run was created to honor Indigenous history, foster allyship, and share the true history of Thanksgiving during Native American Heritage Month.

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After her diagnosis halted her physical activity for two years, runner Mireille Siné returned to the sport with a new outlook

Who are the American frontrunners to race in the Paris Olympics?

Marathons don’t happen by themselves; they require months of planning and an expertise in engineering and crowd science. That’s doubly true for the world’s largest race.

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Watch what happened when runners tried Athletic Brewing Company's craft beer for the first time

The New York City Marathon will return on Sunday, November 6 in full force with a field of 50,000 runners and an over-the-top vibe only possible in the Big Apple.

One marathoner uses running as a way to thrive with Parkinson’s disease. New research delves into the benefits of endurance training on the neurodegenerative disorder.

The complexity of doping rules in endurance sports can be alienating for fans. But what’s the alternative? 

The Mi’kmaq runner and former world record holder will direct this program for elite Indigenous athletes, honoring both athletic talent and cultural heritage

The 27-year-old former Navy SEAL may be one of the most gifted runners on the planet. Good thing he doesn’t want to race—yet.

Runner and equity advocate Alison Désir discusses her new book, freedom through running, and building a sport with inclusivity for people of all marginalized groups and genders.

“Through this race, we inspire people around us to be better citizens of this world and to transcend themselves”

With his mantra of 1 percent better every day, Chris Nikic continues to change the perception of what is possible. Crossing the finish line at the Ironman World Championships adds his name to the history books and cements his legacy as a pioneer in the sport.

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Six Black women came together to build a running community, but what they created was a foundation for so much more

The best way to find your next pair of running shoes is to shop locally 

Freddy Ovett, a professional cyclist with a running heritage, is taking a unique approach to the Berlin Marathon that may help you improve your running

Team Forrest Stump raced 198 miles to spread the message that people with disabilities deserve equitable access to participation in physical activity.

The murder of Eliza Fletcher highlights the freedoms that women runners are asked to surrender in the name of safety. Why not hold society accountable for violence?

The famous ultrarunner's mindset and approach to sport is changing the game for the better

UTMB is a brutally challenging race, but the race-week hype, world-class competition, and global party vibes have a way of making every runner feel special

Training alone can make you stronger, but there’s no substitute for the bond between you and your fellow runners

Wild and crazy running adventures on the Colorado pack-burro racing circuit

The post–Usain Bolt era has delivered a bevy of thrilling performances

With new young stars emerging and world records broken, the World Athletics Championships delivered excitement and action on American soil

There’s no sport whose feats of athletic brilliance are more accessible to the masses

Hawley is lucky that his awkward run didn’t end in injury, writes Zoë Rom

A new documentary includes shocking new information about how track’s greatest distance runner came to the UK

In the age of preapproved interview questions and endless PR, there should still be space for something unexpected

Should governing bodies bear the burden of proof when determining who is eligible to compete in women’s sports?

Eighteen years ago, I was one of the best runners in the country, then a mysterious fatigue took that away. Now I’m learning to appreciate the running I still can do.

Some words of wisdom from one of the most consistently excellent marathoners of the past decade

Jakob Ingebrigtsen may be a 21-year-old wunderkind, but he’s already learned an important truth about the fleeting satisfaction of success

The star runner’s decision to be less public on the app illustrates how pro athletes have to find a tricky balance between privacy and exposure

After an extended break from competition, the masters champ has already broken a world record on the track this year. Here are four strategies she uses to run forever.

For some pro runners, having the freedom to choose their footwear is worth more than a contract

Five years ago, Thomas “Rivs” Puzey competed in the famed marathon’s elite field. This year, he was happy to be among the last to cross the finish line.

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Through storytelling, she hopes to share the experience of runners of color and move the running industry toward more authentic inclusivity

The Bowerman Track Club failed its own athletes by not being transparent about its relationship with the suspended star 

A conversation with Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard on the life-affirming joys of type-two fun

In their recent release, Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery push back against conditions that curtail the running careers of young women, with stories from 50 who’ve made it

In this excerpt from his new book ‘Running Throughout Time: the Greatest Running Stories Ever Told,’ Roger Robinson surfaces an incredible bit of sports history: the Great Marathon Derby of 1909.

The ultrarunning multi-world-record holder talks about sustaining longevity and the biggest thrill of her illustrious career

The fell runner from the UK came to the sport relatively late, but she seems to be making up for lost time

Cultivate consistency, stay motivated year-round, and improve your speed and strength with these lessons—and staple fartlek workout—from On Athletics Club’s head coach

Otherworldly talent has its own irresistible magnetism. We can’t help but be seduced.    

Whether they want to or not, organizations like World Athletics and the International Olympic Committee have shed the mantle of neutrality

How the Knob Creek bourbon distilling company got 100 bartenders fit by invoking the anti-running, retro culture of jogging

A very niche scandal at an Arizona high school takes the debate about running etiquette to another level

The inaugural NYC Black History 50 winds its way through the five boroughs and touches on a history that is frequently ignored

Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis credits his longevity to residing in a college town. And not doing too many vomit-inducing workouts.

The 35-year-old made the switch after giving birth to her fourth child. Here’s what we can learn from her experience.

The legendary naturalist-ultrarunner discusses his highs and lows over decades of training, running a 50K at age 81 after a car accident, and what comes next

The unlikely new American record holder in the marathon believes her best racing days are still ahead of her

Jeannie Rice was among headliners in the Age Group World Championships at the London Marathon. She shares how she's faster in her 70s than she was in her 60s.

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