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A new way of classifying athletes aims to quantify the thresholds that distinguish recreational athletes from their trained, highly trained, and elite brethren

The Olympic medalist turned coach didn’t have time to fully prepare and almost burned out mid-quest. Here’s how she adapted and finished strong.

The latest “exercise in a bottle” study finds that plasma from exercising mice makes sedentary mice smarter. But don’t throw out your workout gear just yet.

This year’s predictions include fewer diets and a possible return of minimalist running shoes

Athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin have started adopting the training technique to increase endurance, muscle mass, and more

Shot Bloks are good when you’re craving something (anything) other than another gel or bar. And they’re made from all-organic ingredients. Get the black cherry or chocolate-cherry flavors, which come with 50 milligrams of caffeine per every three pieces.

It’s been another challenging year, but some people thrive on adversity. Here are the athletes, activists, tree planters, chefs, filmmakers, and other disrupters who changed our world for the better in 2021. Plus: Meet Carissa Moore, surfing’s first female olympic gold medalist.

Glenn McConkey raised one of freeskiing’s greatest icons. Now a Utah estate lawyer has pleaded guilty to taking millions of her dollars.

The genes that make some people vulnerable to a fatal heart stoppage may be the same ones that give them an athletic edge, researchers suggest

While the benefit to giving elite women their own race seems obvious, the question of giving male marathoners a separate start is more contentious

A visit to Eliud Kipchoge’s Kenyan training camp reveals how he dominates the marathon world

A mathematical model explains how endurance and speed come together to determine who will win a last-lap sprint

In the second edition of the Max Vert October challenge, Christopher Fisher spent ten hours a day running up and down a mountain

When you spend your youth chasing highs, what comes next? 

As a city kid with a back condition, Maricela Rosales was an unlikely outdoor athlete. But scaling walls became her pathway to joy.

Six of the world’s leading climbers take on one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: Queen Maud Land

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Israel Start-Up Nation owner Sylvan Adams and UCI played key roles in helping young Afghan women cyclists escape the clutches of the Taliban

The link between serious cycling and poor bone health is well established, but researchers are still debating what to do about it

A 31-year-old climber took a fatal fall earlier this month in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon State Park

A short film explores the trials of a Team USA athlete struggling to overcome obstacles to compete at an elite level—and challenging our notions about what life as a quadriplegic can look like

The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby

Pawel Szafruga recently did the unthinkable by summiting all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single thru-hike. Will others follow?

Christopher Blevins became the first U.S. man since 1994 to win a round of the cross-country Mountain Bike World Cup

A new study investigates how different types of physical performance are affected by the time of day

The Prime X is banned for professional athletes, but that might be its main selling point

Williams is offering the biggest prize purse in U.S. cycling at a new criterium in Sacramento

A new study suggests that hydrogels enable you to down more carbs with less digestive distress, and race faster as a result.

An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.

As the Fifth Avenue Mile celebrates its 40-year anniversary on Sunday, here’s a look at the legacy of the race

Can mindful running make you faster—or at least happier?

For New Generation Track and Field, established media companies are too stuck in their ways

Regular exercisers drink more, a new study confirms, but are less likely to be problem drinkers

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Supersapiens’s new continuous glucose monitor promises to help athletes manage their energy levels. But can it really stave off a bonk?

It’s not exactly fun in the moment, but after, you’ll say it was the best time you ever had

A long-running gym debate about whether to train each limb separately comes to the cycling world

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

Everything you need to know about the Collins Cup, who could win the first-ever event, how it works, and what the broadcast will look like

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