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Hall will tackle her first-ever marathon in Los Angeles on March 15. Here, she talks mileage, fueling, and how to train with your spouse. (She’s married to two-time Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall.)

So conquer it with these six tips from cycling’s comeback queen, Alison Tetrick.

A marathon swimmer's reenactment transports theatergoers to the middle of the Florida Straits

How a man wrongly convicted for murder spent nearly a decade in prison—and emerged as a fitness guru.

One of the most surprising heroes of World War II was a pint-sized shepherd nicknamed The Clown—and his fitness wisdom can change your life.

Ill-chosen goals put you at risk of injury and burnout. Here's how to avoid that fate in seven easy steps.

When a longtime triathlete took on a Kokoro camp—a beyond-extreme fitness challenge modeled on the Navy's Hell Week for SEAL candidates—his first question was purely about the pain: Can I survive this? The second was more metaphysical: Should I even want to?

More than 76 years ago, a visionary Australian coach had an epiphany that forged a generation of super-athletes: true fitness is all about translating fear into raw power.

Our drive to raise billions annually is a crazy effective performance enhancer.

I know that proper form while I'm working out is important, but what about my posture the rest of the day—does that really impact my fitness level?

This ergonomist has a mission: to design an office that's scientifically proven to boost your fitness, mental health, and productivity.

I've always heard that exercise is good for the brain, but does it actually have a real-world impact?

I want to see if my smartphone can make my workout better, but there are so many choices. What are some tried and true apps that I won't just delete a week in?

The 33-year-old triathlete is American's best hope to reclaim Ironman Kona.

The best tool for building strength is the sandbag—so long as you're prepared to suffer.

For one 41-year-old Australian triathlon champion, retiring just meant taking a break.

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