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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

Get these six items to improve your sleep and wake up ready for anything

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

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

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

For elite mountain athlete Hillary Allen, a near deadly fall was the start of a long, winding journey to find a new source of strength and purpose

A new study of Western States ultrarunners illustrates the power of looking beyond simple risk factors to predict injury

Katie Compton has said she never intentionally or knowingly took a banned substance after the USADA issued her a four-year ban

Daniel Pérez and the Sanba Cycling Team are proving that delivery workers, line cooks, and mechanics race bikes, too

The curious challenge of loving someone who’s always leaving you in the dust

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

Scientists have been debating whether muscles contract more slowly as you age, but new data suggests the real problem is a loss of strength

After years of debate on the dangers of “too much exercise,” researchers sum up the state of current knowledge

Electric muscle stimulation claims to be a more efficient form of exercise. Here’s how it holds up.

Despite difficult conditions, the women’s sport-climbing finals produced a predictable result

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.

We asked a handful of athletes competing in Tokyo in various sports to share how they fuel themselves

A lot of the world’s top climbers won’t be in the Olympics. Here’s why.

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

“You always think you’ll save the ones you love when the moment comes. But he didn’t save her.”

At home with the successful young climbers and burgeoning social media stars

Exercise and digestion often don’t mix well, but scientists are on the case

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

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.

Israel Start-Up Nation’s physiologist Paulo Saldhana explains the data—and the feelings—that determine who attacks when in a cycling race

What this Olympic moment can teach all of us about mental health

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.

Her list of physical feats seems almost impossible. Win national sport-climbing competitions starting at the age of 13? Check. Summit Mount Everest? Check. Free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours? That, too. But in order to cement her status as one of the world’s best climbers, there were more daunting obstacles to overcome.

After more than 25 years of deliberation, the sport of kings finally makes its debut at the Games

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.

This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.

They’re deceptively straightforward, but if you can follow them, you’ll see the benefits

When, how, and what to tune in for running, cycling, sport climbing, surfing, and more

It’s the simplest and cheapest performance booster available, so why don’t elite athletes take advantage of it?

Born in Surf City USA, and the descendant of an actual samurai, Japan’s surfing superstar is ready for the sport’s debut on the world stage.

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

New research fine-tunes the details of heat adaptation

The Australian WorldTour pro bikepacked the route from Brest to Paris

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

When an elite cyclist attempts to ride a bike as far as possible in an hour, one thing is guaranteed: they will hurt like never before

Amid a national conversation about race, colonialism, and justice, Native mappers and runners are reclaiming Indigenous cartography, names, and land

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

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.

A new study shows measurable gains in strength from a purely imaginary training program

Elevate your strength routine with this effective, versatile tool

On June 20, adaptive athletes Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee pulled off what is believed to be a historic first in ski mountaineering

We may be closer to answering lingering questions around concussions. Plus, we provide a rundown of the most common head injuries—and what you need to know about them.

Amity Rockwell says, “Cycling is this thing I’m never going to figure out,” which helps remove the pressure of winning Unbound

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

Jordan Cannon found the courage to share his true self in an unlikely place: on the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, with his hero

Instead of focusing on joint angles and limb movements, a new study takes a holistic approach to the biomechanics of elite runners

Despite their differences, climbing’s most famous besties get along because they share the same convictions, support each other’s harebrained schemes, and, of course, engage in some good-natured smack talk

We asked movers and shakers in different corners of the outdoor world about what people can do to make certain spaces and sports more welcoming for all

Dealing with discomfort isn’t a magical gift. It’s a skill, and you can improve at it.

Tuliamuk had secured her spot in the Tokyo Olympics—then 2020 happened. Fortunately, she’s always run for more than just the medals.

New research sifts through the evidence to figure what types of intervals make you fastest

The multiple American record holder is a huge fan favorite—does that give us a biased view of her case?

Will Trials of Miles’ scrappy approach work after COVID? 

The mile isn’t just another race distance. It’s almost its own sport.

All types of athletes can benefit from quicker instincts

A DIY almond—or cashew, or sunflower—spread should be a staple in any kitchen

Mason Earle was scaling iconic rock faces when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Now he faces his greatest test of endurance.

In a new event for Outside+ members, meet and train with the stars of Team USA

The former Harvard rower is making the most of a six-month sabbatical from his new job at Zwift

Exercise causes pain, but it also dulls it. Researchers are still trying to understand how that works.

After 21 ultrarunners died in a trail race in May, the Chinese government responded dramatically, and many are worried about the future of the adventure sports boom that’s been taking place there

A special 30-day series celebrating nonprofits working for LGBTQ+ inclusivity

A new study tests how much cycling it takes to maximize cognitive function in endurance athletes

Since Mary Cain spoke out about the Nike Oregon Project in 2019, a growing wave of young runners have come forward with their own allegations of negligent coaching and toxic team cultures across the sport

How the climbing phenom works to equalize entry for young climbers

Choosing whether or not to have children can be difficult for many women. For Amelia Boone, an elite athletic career and her ongoing eating disorder recovery have made it even more complicated.

Incorporating steep inclines into your training can help improve strength, agility, endurance, and more

Long-distance running has exploded there, but responsible oversight of trail races has been extremely inconsistent—including, it seems, at the event last weekend in Gansu Province, where 21 runners died in a sudden storm