Both professional and amateur athletes ran virtual iterations of the event in recent days
The world’s best marathoner was the favorite everyone was rooting for
Building aerobic fitness is the key to making fast running feel "easy"
The story of a runner who went missing during the 1912 Olympic marathon and recorded the world's slowest time by several decades. He’s now celebrated as Japan’s ‘father of the marathon.’
A practical guide to organizing your own DIY race without the bells or whistles — and a memorable example of one.
A new aerodynamic analysis runs the numbers on exactly where to run when you’re behind someone else
A new study uses the training data you upload to sites like Strava to estimate the "critical speed" that determines your race performance
With in-person events canceled for the foreseeable future, these "glorified time trials" can also deliver satisfaction
In the midst of protests against police brutality and a global pandemic, four-time U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi weighs in on racism and running
Physiologists from around the world share their pet theories and crazy ideas on what it will take to break records
The joy of being a masochistic oddball
As race directors of postponed events look toward the fall, the only certainty is that nothing is certain
One day, Michael Shattuck started to run. He liked it, so he ran longer, sometimes for as many as 65 hours each week. He never wanted to stop. What was he running from?
Ben Rosario, coach of the Northern Arizona Elite, has some advice for runners in limbo
For endurance athletes, new research suggests that different pre-race rituals, or even no warm-up at all, give pretty much the same results
A week from the heart of Lelisa Desisa’s marathon training reveals the work that has taken him to the podium in Boston, New York and Doha.
You know things are bad when the athletes and USATF are on the same page
Dad knees and an aging body changed my mind about Hokas
With every race canceled, runners face logistical and ethical dilemmas. Some have turned to unusual solutions.
As the pandemic continues to surge and major races are canceled, we can return to running for its own sake
New lab data from a record-setting 59-year-old offers insights on how we age—and, potentially, how to avoid it
Since 1989, Students Run LA has quietly coached 70,000 high-risk young runners to a finish the LA Marathon and reach academic success.
The women's race was about working together, while the men's race was about fighting alone
New technology is striving to make it happen
At the U.S. Olympic Trials, amateur runners have nothing to lose
'Portraits of a Runner' shows how three dedicated athletes are preparing for the Olympic Trials
Argeo Cruz ran the standard. But he had a much tougher obstacle to contend with.
Asia's most prestigious marathon is the latest victim of the coronavirus
For starters, there's hesitancy about the confluence of drug testing and unregulated products
If the qualifying standard gets harder, will it dissuade runners from aiming high?
Harold Bennally wanted to run the Boston Marathon in moccasins. So he planned a fundraiser on the Navajo Nation to get there.
Iain Mickle's secret to tackling sub-three-hour marathons late into his fifties? Running buddies.
Track and field's governing body, World Athletics, has prohibited racing in prototypes and issued a limit on stack heights
With over 1,300 feet of climbing, the race will favor "grinders"
13.1 Miles is often the perfect race distance, no matter what your level of experience or ability.
With so much to do and see, you'll forget you have a race to run
From Caster Semenya to the rise and fall of the Oregon Project, it's been an eventful ten years
There's something deeply human about dreaming big and falling short, as Hungry Runner Girl's experience and perspective reveals.
At last weekend's California International Marathon, several runners made it by the skin of their teeth
The cross-country skiing icon was beginning a new chapter in life when a diagnosis changed everything
Iain Mickle ran under 3 hours at the Cal International Marathon… more than 42 years after his first sub-3.
Like an old friend, this stick of personal lubricant is always there when you need it, through the good times and the really awkward ones
A new analysis tracks people doing 35 hours of exercise per week for a decade, and finds no evidence of heart risks
After Kirstie Ennis lost her leg, she climbed some of the hardest mountains in the world. And she’s just getting started.
Scientists can forecast marathon performance fairly accurately. But for longer distances, things get complicated.
"Avoid pooping your pants at all costs"
Roberta Groner and Sinead Diver reflect on what it means to be “young in running years”
Following a breakthrough in shoe design, the IAAF might have to start regulating footwear. We asked the best runners in the world for their two cents.
The Olympic Trials are only a few months away, but Des Linden and Jared Ward aren't afraid to hammer the streets of New York
The Swedish company Maurten's hydrogel drink has taken the endurance world by storm over the last two years. Now scientists are testing their claims.
Tune in to the hotly anticipated race on November 3
Maggie Guterl became the first woman to win the Big Dog Backyard Ultra, the race with no end
What you choose for racing shoes depends on the distance, your fitness—and what you like to feel underfoot.
After a career that brought numerous national titles and American records, she will continue on as a professional coach for the Bowerman Track Club
I got a lot done. (OK, a little done.)
Pushing the pace downhill is tempting, but carries a cost that negates any time gains. Here's why.
Five elite marathoners from around the world detail their pre-race meals and in-race fuel—and their diets are surprisingly similar.
Performing under unprecedented pressure, the Kenyan became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours
The two-hour barrier and the women’s marathon world record both fell this weekend. The history makers, Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, have one obvious thing in common.
34-year-old Eliud Kipchoge ran 26.2 miles in 1:59:40 on a tree-lined avenue in the heart of Vienna Saturday morning, surrounded by pacemakers and cheering crowds.
A new study quantifies the time gained and lost from the geography of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge course, and suggests that you don’t need to sweat the curves
Their coach might have been sanctioned, but Nike Oregon Project runners are slated to compete this weekend
After switching from marathons to ultras six years ago, Boulet continues to blow away the competition
Bekele’s manager, Jos Hermens, talks candidly about how the champion prepared since May for his comeback performance, plus Kipchoge's chances for a 1:59.
A handful of new products are claiming they can. The jury's still out on whether they deliver enough of an edge to justify the agony.
Distance running’s G.O.A.T. is unpredictable and flawed. Just like the rest of us.
A new documentary follows two Western athletes as they travel to the Hermit Kingdom to participate in its only sporting event open to foreigners
Yes, raw speed helps. But it isn’t everything.
This weekend, the world’s best mountain runner sets his sights on Pikes Peak
We tested three new kicks that incorporate the controversial feature
A new study reveals that rising temperatures are having a real impact on marathon times.
A pair of presentations explore the biomechanics of the controversial shoe, and whether it wards off marathon-induced muscle damage
She's the first person to finish the Leadville Race Series and the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in a single season
Following months of uncertainty, the most exciting marathon on U.S. soil has been upgraded to “Gold Label” status. Here’s what that means.
A new study finds that your “critical speed” threshold drops in the last third of a marathon, which may explain why the distance produces so many blow-ups
How I rediscovered the joy of trails and muddy shoes following a skin-cancer scare
Gene Dykes, the world’s fastest 71-year-old marathoner (2:54!) says yes, and tells how he combines frequent ultras and fast marathons.
Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping, and your heart is racing. Then you get dizzy and the vomiting starts. Heatstroke kills thousands of people every year. This is what it feels like—and how to know when you’re in danger.
Hydrogels, electrolytes, and drink frequency top the list at this year’s ACSM conference
The history of the oldest women’s-only race is the story of progress, but also of missed opportunities