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A new study assesses how childbirth altered the career trajectories of the fastest marathoners in history, with encouraging results

Should governing bodies bear the burden of proof when determining who is eligible to compete in women’s sports?

The fell runner from the UK came to the sport relatively late, but she seems to be making up for lost time

Most studies on sports performance don’t include women. The team behind Stanford’s FASTR program is creating a new approach—and building a healthier culture for female athletes. 

For decades, Deep Springs College in California resisted the push to go coed. But even though women are now allowed to attend, it still holds on to the past.

The physiological differences between men and women affect how much fluid they store, how they sweat, and how quickly they heat up. Does that matter?

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

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

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

Outdoor athlete Alex Showerman spent years trying to escape a secret about herself, only to crash headlong into it

Adrienne Moser and Kathleen McNally, vice president and creative director of product, discuss what it's like to be a women designing men's underwear

Tourism and marquee events may face a boycott unless the cycling establishment can find an effective way to respond

Proposed laws in more than two dozen states seek to exclude transgender youth from interscholastic sports, depriving them of community and confidence-building skills

Host Laura Borichevsky fearlessly goes where no man has gone before

A new science paper explores the subject at great depth, and concludes that it's possible, but not likely.

Several British stars, including Paula Radcliffe, recently spoke out against an initiative to equalize cross-country distances for male and female athletes. The debate is more complicated than it seems. 

Brooklyn Boulders said it provided "climbing and community for all." Employees said that couldn't be further from the truth. Now the company is rolling out a series of changes to work toward its DEI goals.

The long-distance, virtual Womxn Run the Vote relay isn't just about covering the miles. It's also creating a new vision for feminism that is inclusive.

A handful of apps are rebranding the menstrual cycle as a female athlete's untapped superpower. Here's what you need to know about them.

An ode to the easy, breezy wardrobe staple

After an exhaustive search of the literature, researchers conclude that, well, it's complicated

The women's running apparel company just signed activist Alison Désir and diversity and inclusion consultant Courtney Carter and is creating an advisory group to prioritize diverse voices

A lot of people get recognition because they do groundbreaking, brilliant, and deserving work, work that rises to the top through merit alone. But there are other groundbreaking, brilliant people who don’t always get recognition.

As a newcomer to Vermont, Joshua Morse found himself welcomed by the hunting community. But there was one thing he wasn't sure he could share.

Gina Rae La Cerva's 'Feasting Wild' is a delightful culinary travel book. It's also an adjustment to the way we think about what that buzzword actually means

Doctors take an oath to do no harm. But in her book, 'Sex Matters,' emergency medicine physician Alyson McGregor explains how doctors are unintentionally harming women by practicing a model of medicine based on men.

Organizers of the popular Grinduro California gravel event wanted to do better than its 15 percent non-male participation rate. So they set aside spots for women, femmes, and trans and nonbinary people, and sold out in four hours.

Many male athletes struggle with eating disorders. By sharing his personal experience, Lightner hopes to let others know they are not alone.

Instead of figuring out what to do about the 2020 race, organizers should start planning for next year and use the opportunity to finally create a true women's Tour de France. Here's how it could work.

In a new novel, 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold,' author C. Pam Zhang presents the fantasies and struggles that defined western expansion through the eyes of two Chinese-American characters

Four recent books explore other moments in the past 100 years when global events intersected with the Games

The Venture Out Project celebrates the LGBTQ community through backpacking trips throughout the U.S.

The women's race was about working together, while the men's race was about fighting alone

What the Dave Scott-Thomas and Alberto Salazar scandals have in common 

What do you do when your parents' political views directly impact your life?

Starting this year, men and women will earn the same prize money on the Freeride World Tour

Lucy Parks found trail culture far from fully accepting but refused to let fear stop them from thru-hiking the AT

It's a new year, and the LetsRun message boards are making some adjustments

From Caster Semenya to the rise and fall of the Oregon Project, it's been an eventful ten years

Two new books take opposing views on one of the most contentious issues in sports

From hair ties to hydration bladders, women share their top pregnancy hacks

With every post, Kiona, creator of the popular blog and Instagram account How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch, is teaching herself and her followers how to be, well, less basic

In Cain’s case, her mistreatment led to athletic decline. But what if it hadn’t?

The law will soon mandate equal pay for men and women in athletic events on California state lands. But legislators may have missed an opportunity to make broader inroads on gender equity in sports.

And new research shows it may be one reason why women tear their ACLs more often than men

A handy guide to a very important question

Don't conflate fearlessness with bravery

Brigid Kosgei just ran 2:14 in Chicago—but she believes a woman can run sub-2:10.

Some key takeaways on hydration, power meters, recovery, and menstrual period tracking

Dynos are big, scary, and an excellent way to think about how we can be more supportive and intentional at the crag

Unsurprisingly, the implications of this debate ripple far beyond the sport

A year after groundbreaking inclusion, the on-screen slopes are back to a bro fest with 'Return to Send’er'

Adding World Tour events just for women is a huge step forward for professional cycling. But real change has to come from the UCI.

As Wyn Wiley, the creator of the drag-queen Instagram star, explains, it all started when he grabbed some six-inch heels buried in his closet and decided to take a risk

What's so upsetting about letting a woman be faster than you?

Ida Pfeiffer sailed the oceans, trekked through jungles, and scaled peaks, becoming one of the most famous women in Europe in the early 1800s   

For decades professional bike racing has marginalized women riders and lagged behind nearly every major sport in promoting gender equality. Retired star Iris Slappendel is changing that.

The national organization and its regional offshoots give non-cis-male cyclists the chance to bike in nature and learn skills in a welcoming community

The new documentary Maiden tells the story of the first all-female sailing team to finish the Whitbread Round the World Race. We talked with the crew's skipper about the historic feat.

A public condemnation of the SHIFT Festival's attempts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion is indicative of broader issues in the outdoor industry

Some believe the platform has made the sport more accessible and lucrative for female anglers. But not everyone sees it that way.

The history of the oldest women’s-only race is the story of progress, but also of missed opportunities

Switzerland’s supreme court has suspended the IAAF’s testosterone regulations

Alysia Montaño’s story is yet another reminder of how contracted endurance athletes often have to choose between having a career and a life

Earlier this year, the iconic race announced a new policy for transgender competitors. Here's how the decision came together and why it's important. 

New accounts sharing bad behavior, plus public stands from notable climbers, are bringing gross online interactions into the light

When Sophie Goldschmidt became the World Surf League's CEO in 2017, improving the women's tour was a priority. Her next challenge is equality for all surfers.

After cruising to victory in Doha, Caster Semenya’s athletic future is up in the air

Twenty percent of climbers on the world's highest peak this season are women

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has decided in favor of “necessary discrimination”

Two years ago, the climbing photographer known as Nathan Smith saw no way out, after struggling for years with gender-identity issues in the male-dominated outdoor industry. Then—slowly, bravely—Nikki introduced herself to the world.

What began as a carpe diem trip has become one of the few representations of visible queerness in the outdoor world

The climber, photographer, and co-founder of Más wants you to know that you belong in the climbing gym

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