These five destinations deserve a spot on your western U.S. bucket list
Racing can be a scary thing. Use these tips to make sure you're mentally prepared before the gun goes off in your next race.
The psychology behind why we get so nervous before a race and strategies for coping with the impending pain
Sarah Bowden, a high-level theater performer, discovered a new source of movement through running. This weekend’s London Marathon will be a true test.
Reflecting on key moments from the biggest weekend in running
Scott Fauble finished seventh in Boston for the third time
Pre-race favorite Eliud Kipchoge falters, fades to sixth place
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, Ethiopia’s Amane Beriso are the pre-race favorites
The Lakota advocate will be running in prayer while making a new film about her experience as an Indigenous leader in the climate justice movement
The longtime race director has run Boston for half a century, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon
How the Kenyan elite runner prepares for the Boston Marathon, and what fuels her work to end gender-based violence
Your guide to the best bars, parties, and brews following the Boston Marathon
After moving from Kenya to Colorado, the two-time world champion and Olympic silver medalist is ready to compete
Here’s what organizers of the world's oldest annual marathon are doing to limit its carbon footprint, and how athletes can do the same
There are dozens of shakeout runs, seminars, and opportunities to listen to your favorite athletes, authors, and running influencers
World champion Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia headlines a stellar women's field that could take a shot at the course record in Boston in 2023
Experience the culture, traditions, and community of Kauai in an iconic island race for runners and walkers
Interesting facts, figures, and fun tidbits about the world’s most famous 26.2-mile race.
Live coverage of the 2023 Boston Marathon will air on ESPN nationwide. No access? Follow along with us on Twitter and experience race weekend with the Outside running team.
What’s it like to train for the world’s oldest marathon for the first time? We reached out to six Boston Marathon newbies, both elite and non-elite, to find out.
The American ultrarunner set a new women’s world record on Saturday after logging 270.505 miles at the Sri Chinmoy 48-Hour Festival in Canberra, Australia
Three runners finish what is typically a nearly impossible race in Tennessee
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
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.
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
In New York City, Sharon Lokedi (KEN) proved it’s possible to win a marathon in your first try. Chebet (KEN) brings home a double for 2022.
Last weekend’s hyper-competitive race in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert drew top talent, record-breaking paces, and confusion around nonbinary award categories
Nutritionists team up to offer essential tips for pre-marathon fueling, plus favorite restaurant picks for the city’s best race-week grub
Thirteen countries battled in Belgium for this year’s Beer Mile World Championship. The most important rule? Don’t throw up.
The elite marathoner ran 5:07 mile pace for over 31 miles to reclaim a record he'd already set
The marathon elites at the Paris 2024 Olympics will be treated to a slice of history along this iconic course. And 20,024 other lucky athletes will get to experience it, too.
What makes a race special? It’s not the medals, nor post-race massages. In this California town, it’s the local community.
Kenyan breaks his own mark by 30 seconds with an astonishing 2:01:09
Why the global triathlon giant opted to go all-in on a niche sport
Registered runners—including those in the new non-binary division—will be informed by the first week of October of their registered spots in the Boston Marathon 2023
Thousands of runners from around the country gather in Kansas City to participate in one of the Midwest’s favorite marathons and finish line festivals. And with a half marathon, 10k and 5k option, there’s a race distance for everyone!
Join thousands of runners from 48 states and four countries at Colorado's largest fall running weekend, with Boulderthon’s signature finish and post-race party on the Pearl St Mall. New in 2022: a 10K and Kids Run.
It’s an unfortunate tragedy, but, many argue, high-mountain adventure can never be completely free of risk
Everything you need to know about the famed races in Chamonix, France
With a flat, fast and shady course, the top American marathoners are ready to take on the competition at the World Athletics Championships.
The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is back. Here’s what you need to know.
With 10 days of events, 1,900 athletes, and 200 countries represented, the World Championships will, without a doubt, be the most prestigious track meet held in the U.S. since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
To make the World Athletics Championships team, American athletes must finish in the top three at one of the most competitive meets ever held
Get an all-access pass to the San Francisco sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Haight Street. With views both known and new, this bucket list event is waiting for you!
Thanks to a number of world-class races, a community-focused running culture, historical landmarks, and accessible wooded trails, the nation’s capital is one of the best urban running environments in the country
The site of the world’s oldest annual marathon offers a welcoming running-club culture, unique New England running paths, and a snazzy microbrewery scene
These iconic U.S. road races deliver high energy, historic courses, and guaranteed fun
New big-data study digs into hitting the wall in the marathon, revealing who is most likely to crash, when, and how much it will cost you.
Why marathon pacing is so hard, and how can you improve your ability to pace optimally and not to hit the wall hard during the 26.2-mile challenge.
The historic fall running of the Boston Marathon will place it alongside the 100th in 1996 and Boston Strong in 2014 as most memorable.
Peter Bromka, 2:19 marathoner, reflects on the art, science, and sweet chaos of racing the historic Boston Marathon course.
5 facts about reducing training load and maintaining fitness as your marathon approaches. Plus, a proven 4-week marathon taper plan.
Word cues: a simple strategy to beat back negative thoughts and keep yourself focused on executing your race plan.
Don't just dominate the hills, conquer the whole course by running more strategically and finishing faster.
Loading up on carbs and fat is proven to work, but only for certain races and with its own side effects. Here's the science on what actually works.
Debunking the myth that you are broken if you don't maintain contact with your competitors in a race.
The power of shifting from “I have to do this” to “Let’s see what I can do” in a race.
Here’s how to approach your first time toeing a race starting line since pre-pandemic times.
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.
How the 800m final at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials played out reveals tactical lessons for every runner
Research shows how you address yourself on challenging runs affects your performance.
Many races are coming back in 2021, but don’t expect to pick up right where you left off.
A test to predict what you could run in a mile race today, that doubles as a unique workout.
Tightened qualifying standards and an unprecedented cut-off time have brought qualifying marks close to the speeds required to toe the line during the height of the first running boom.
How some race organizers are making changes to become more sustainable, and 3 ways you can make a difference.
Just in time for summer, a new paper outlines everything an endurance athlete should know to stay safe and race strong in sweltering heat.
How six elite runners use their minds to optimize what their bodies can do in training and racing.
How much should you taper before a race? We detail the key elements that make for an ideal taper, and how not to botch it.
How to predict your race pace — and training priorities — at every distance from the mile to the marathon.
Runners who stopped their strength training retained the benefits for four weeks, and got faster.
Jenny Simpson's final race as a college runner was a fascinating example of how the mind can limit the body
How creating adaptable goals can keep us in the focus of Flow during the heat of hard running.
It's been a while since you pinned on a number. Three elite runners share strategies for a smooth return to competition.
One personal view of 50 years of the race that did so much to create modern running — as a runner, broadcaster, fan, writer, and human.
If you want to net a goal performance in your next race, follow these racing guidelines from Pete Magill's book, "Fast 5K."
What we learned about racing, racers, and the indomitable spirit of running from the London Marathon in the time of Covid-19.