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Meet Bernd Heinrich, naturalist, author, and ultra runner. He lives off the grid, climbs trees with great glee, and can still run hard at 81.

In order to achieve his first UTMB win, the American ultrarunning star is taking a whole new approach: rest

Like all runners, the athletes of the Paralympics overcome obstacles to reach the top — they just have different challenges. 

How one runner and researcher found himself immersed in the culture of those who never, ever take a day off from running, and the patterns he uncovered amongst those in the community.

It is believed to be the first death in the 19-year history of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc races in and around Chamonix

Hills, mud, redline intensity... training like an XC runner will make you a better runner all around: faster, stronger, more in tune with your body and mentally tougher.

The most disciplined runners know how to not to always do the max. Here's how to nurture one of the skills that can separate those who achieve long-term success from those whose careers are often plagued by injury. 

In an era of “code-red” climate catastrophe, the survival of our sport depends on its ability to adapt. Here’s what running and races may need to look like in the near future as global temperatures climb.

Coach Carl explains how to optimize your last weeks before the marathon to arrive fresh, strong and fast.

As a new film comes out about his 1:59 marathon, Kipchoge talks about training, challenges, motivation and running until he's 100.

Endurance-science experts explain the world record holder’s incredible marathon dominance

Avoiding premature peaking requires a strategic, patient, long-term view that builds over months and seasons.  

Running nerds won’t learn anything new from ‘Kipchoge: The Last Milestone,’ but it’s still a feast for the eyes

Author Susan Lacke confesses to the social anxiety of joining a group run, and why it is worth overcoming the fear.

Debunking the myth that you are broken if you don't maintain contact with your competitors in a race.

A sports dietician lays out exactly which nutrients and fluids your body needs, and how much, at every point during a marathon training run.

Your long run pace depends on your running goals, what systems you're trying to improve, current fitness, and what you mean by long.

Escape the squish: On's redesigned Cloudswift delivers a secure fit, stable platform and responsive underfoot feel.

Try this simple, fun, and effective structured fartlek to cultivate sprint speed and improve your 5k-marathon time.

How lessons from the marathon legend's master class can make you a faster runner.

Two studies analyzed 7 years of training done by Olympic gold medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen and his two stellar siblings. Here's what the researchers found.

The power of shifting from “I have to do this” to “Let’s see what I can do” in a race.

The Tokyo Games reminded us why athletics remains the greatest show on earth

Coach Carl explains why, how and when to do faster speed workouts during your marathon training, and how to prepare for specific course challenges.

A few of our favorite moments from the Tokyo Games that inspired us for their demonstration of courage, commitment, passion and excellence.

We put tough, dirty miles on these new customizable trail shoes that are generating buzz for their price tag — and find they deliver, with premium comfort and performance.

In Episode 16 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman talks with elite road and trail runner — and physical therapist — Tim Tollefson about optimizing your training to be your best on the road or the trail.

No runner has ever won the 5,000-meter, 1,500-meter, and 10,000-meter treble at the same Olympics. But there have been other memorable distance triples and doubles.

It's not too late to start training for a spring marathon, as long as you've been doing some running this winter. Here's an 8-week plan to get you race fit in a hurry, without overdoing it.

In what might be the first step toward an unprecedented triple, the Dutch runner won two races on the same day

The first Olympic marathon was won by a runner with no coach, no training schedule, no gym, no special diet—only a lifetime of logging 16 miles a day delivering water.

Super shoe tech has made its way to the track. Here’s a roundup of the foam-and-plate super spikes for racing 800m and longer that you may have saw on the feet of Olympians in Tokyo.

Elise Cranny, 25, won the 5,000 meters at the Olympic Trials to make the Tokyo Games, and has qualified for the finals. She got there by celebrating every step forward.

Despite IOC malfeasance and the ongoing pandemic, the five-ring spectacle is too seductive to ignore

After losing his father to cancer, a mule deer researcher embarks on a healing migration of his own

Hillary Bor, who leads the U.S. team in the steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympics, is one of three world-class running brothers. Their journey to Team USA is fascinating.

America’s first time hosting the Olympics in 1904 included a marathon run in 90 degree temperatures, deliberate dehydration, and a champion fueled by rat poison and brandy.

When you're running in the heat, how much should you adjust your pace — and still get the same workout intensity? We dig into the science of swelter.

After a year of tumultuous changes, the former NCAA champion talks about his switch to the ON Athletics Club ahead of the Tokyo Games, the intensified training he’s undergoing, and his Olympic goals (and beyond).

How science is bridging the gap between physical and mental health.

Speedwork need not be a mystery — here are all the basic types of speed workouts and how to add them to your training to become a faster runner.

Emily Sisson and her coach share the training, key workouts, and race strategies that got her ready for her dominant win at the Olympic Trials 10,000m and headed to Tokyo strong and confident.

Coach Carl details why and how to do lactate threshold workouts — tempo runs and cruise repeats — during your marathon training.

The lightweight Puma Liberate Nitro feels and performs great on pretty much any type of run — and costs less than most of its peers.

A look inside the training group of U.S. Olympians Paul Chelimo, Hilary Bor and Benard Keter, plus some of their key workouts on the road to Tokyo.

We ran in 10 super shoes back-to-back and compared their feel and ride so you can narrow your search for the best model that fits your stride and preferences.

We reviewed the newest super shoes from each brand, testing 10 models to help you find the ride that works magic for you.

These best 10 active stretches from physical therapist Gerard Hartmann are the essentials every runner needs to keep healthy and efficient.

Here’s how to approach your first time toeing a race starting line since pre-pandemic times.

Whether you’re looking to transition from pavement to dirt or just log more and faster miles off-road, Saucony athlete Katie Asmuth has you covered with hard-earned tips and advice

Three distinct types of progression runs — that finish faster than started — to incorporate into your training plans, plus their unique benefits.

How Mario Mendoza is training to conquer the alps at the UTMB 100-mile trail run this August.

Want to break up a tempo workout and get all the benefits? Try these short cruise intervals.

As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely

Starting in 2022, the world-famous ultramarathon will implement a new entrance scheme that aims to bring more women into the race

Five years after the Vaporfly upended marathon running, track shoes are set to star in Tokyo

Abdi shares how he has prepared for the Tokyo Olympic marathon, how he keeps going strong, and how he always manages to bring his best game when it matters.

A celebration of runners who didn't win but inspired us and won our admiration by living the Olympic ideal: “to have fought well.” 

In Episode 15 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman talks with running nutritionist Meredith Terranova about fueling for races, training the gut, various diets and racing weight.

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How pregnancy complications and a long-term debilitating injury have reshaped ultrarunner Katie Grossman’s relationship with the sport she loves

After two more star runners have been excluded by World Athletics’ policy, the governing body will have to reap what it has sown

Coach Carl details how, when and why to do essential goal pace and steady state workouts to prepare you for specific marathon demands.

The 44-year-old is ready to take on the world’s best marathoners at the Tokyo Olympics.

Start training now to run your fastest 5K in 10 weeks! Our downloadable plan details every day's workout toward your 5K PR.

The collegiate champion and Canadian record holder reveals why he’s stronger than ever after a year without racing, how his training has changed, and some go-to workouts.

As those who fell short at the Olympic Trials demonstrate, accepting failure and rekindling dreams is the essence of what we do.

Almost 20 years later, a former collegiate miler revisits that old feeling once again — and walks away with an appreciation for the most honest event.

Rules, rules and more rules. In the Olympics, you have to do more than just run fast to reach the finish line.

Cannabis may not make you faster, but the science says the herb can provide benefits during light aerobic exercise and recovery.

Running every single day — through illness, injury, and dangerous weather — is not only opposed to nearly any training philosophy, but also kind of crazy. We asked runners on their 4th, 5th and 6th decades why and how they do it.

This marathon-specific workout will give you a good indication of what you'll be able to hit on race day.

In this excerpt from the book “Kicksology,” Brian Metzler asks at what point will technological advances overshadow human propulsion.

As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely.

On Athletics Club Coach Dathan Ritzenhein, coach of olympians Alicia Monson and Joe Klecker, outlines three favorite workouts he used to keep them fresh at any point in the year.

A great running stride isn’t learned by focusing on your footstrike or cadence, it develops as you improve your body’s strength and mobility.

An international network of clubs and events for queer runners.

Coach Carl discusses how to build and maximize your long runs over the course of your marathon training program without getting hurt or burned out.

The Brooks Trace is an affordable entry into the cushioned shoe experience: a neutral, lightweight, comfortable, no-nonsense trainer.

With Rule 40 restrictions looming, this is the time for athletes to tout their sponsors

Four challenging — and fun — speed workouts that don't require you to figure out how to get to a track.