Before last month's Boston Marathon, a big win had eluded her for years. This changes everything.
Two weeks after Kathrine Switzer made headlines at Boston in 1967, 13-year-old Maureen Mancuso quietly shattered the women's world record. Few people noticed.
After the craziest race in decades, a controversy emerged about prize money. Luckily, this story has a happy ending.
The 122nd Boston Marathon was wet, windy, and cold, with many runners dropping out of the race because of hypothermia. Here's what you should wear to avoid the same DNF fate.
A new study probes why athletes like Callum Hawkins sometimes push themselves to collapse
A mathematical approach to flagging suspicious race times shows its worth
Non-elites on the podium. Crazy clothes. Mid-course pandemonium. The race gave running a much needed shake-up, if only for a day.
As Boston looms, so do the fears that haunt every marathoner
Ahead of the Boston Marathon, three of pro running's female giants discuss the country's chances (they're very good) of finally ending a 33-year dry spell
Brands got creative with their special-edition footwear for this year's race
On working through the lifestyle changes—from pizza to chafing—that come with an obsessed significant other
An analysis of five decades of world records reveals a surprising shift in pacing approach
At 43, the five-time Olympian seems indestructible
To get the most from your performance, you have to accept the unpleasant—and keep pushing
For the first time, the International Olympic Committee is researching what it takes for new moms to return to high-level competition
This weekend in New York City, a group of runners braved 211 laps around the track in pursuit of a niche world record
A running-obsessed owner. Tons of track memorabilia. What's not to love?
A record-holding marathoner and a journalist explore how your mindset can improve your running, and your running can improve your mind
The tools that help her train for one of running's biggest marathons
Your first ultra will be hard, but these races will make it just a bit easier
Until recently, the Nike track star seemed destined for burnout. But last year in Boston, after a wave of disappointing races and a personal tragedy, she ran a record-shattering debut marathon. Will the new distance of 26.2 miles save her career?
Temperatures were brutally low at this year’s running of the 300-mile competition, and one frostbitten competitor may lose his hands and feet. Is this just the price of playing a risky game, or does something need to change?
They crushed at Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon. Here’s why.
The fleet 50-year-old runner took the pavement less traveled—directly to an unprecedented berth at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials
Eight life lessons from one of America's best marathoners
Eliud Kipchoge shares (some of) the secrets to his success
Legislators in the state have proposed restricting marathons and half marathons to those older than 18, claiming that running damages kids' bones and joints. Science doesn't agree.
In an exclusive excerpt from his book 'Endure,' Outside's Sweat Science columnist explores the brain's role in setting our physical limits.
Why the top elites shouldn’t be getting any extra help
And they've been my go-to running and hiking companion for more than 20,000 miles
After weeks training in this road runner, I believe it's one of the company's fastest shoes yet
Sometimes a little bit of recklessness pays off
The microbes in our digestive systems can affect everything from our mental health to our weight and vulnerability to disease. So why not athletic performance? New science is set to revolutionize the way we eat, train, and live.
This year was full of famous farewells, marketing stunts, and big-time wins for team USA
You could call it a spider-man meal plan
Follow the lead of elite athletes and use the science of motivation to perform at your best
It’s a perfect cocktail of a fast course, good weather, and dedicated runners
Whether you're trying to qualify for Boston or just see improvement, these principles will get you there
Ten pro tips for reaching—and maintaining—peak performance
Boston 2018 could be so good
It’s official: Nike’s Vaporfly shoes improve efficiency by 4 percent. What does that actually mean for racing?
This list of 26 tips contains our most essential and timeless pearls for how to run your fastest 26.2 yet
For the winner of the inaugural women’s Olympic marathon, watching younger women triumph keeps her inspired
For one thing, it's un-American
Like any great race, the NYC Marathon is the sum of its parts
And this is what happened
Others were faster, but nobody was better
Comparing 26.2 to shorter distances to see if Eliud Kipchoge was robbed by the weather in Berlin
If you like Sweat Science, you'll love these books
Pro road racing keeps putting too much emphasis on lowering the world record
Sally Bergesen, founder of Oiselle and a running activist, asks why don't we have established women's equivalents of the four-minute mile or the two-hour marathon
Any (non-doping-related) publicity is good publicity
Every July Fourth, hundreds of racers descend on Seward, Alaska, for one of the most difficult short-distance races on the planet—3,000 feet up, and then straight back down Mount Marathon
Cycling, running, and obstacle course racing are dominated by white-collar workers. And while disposable income makes competing more feasible, researchers are also starting to discover a psychological pull that draws these people to masochistic events.
Joel Cohen hates running more than you do
There's something a little gimmicky about celebrating distance purely for distance's sake
What was once spontaneous consumption has turned into a science of its own
Yes, it's possible to find helpful training advice online—if you know where to look
Tailor your training to the race you're going to run
The number of weeks you need to train for a marathon depends on if you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced runner. Here's a guide.
You wouldn't think running shorts are all that different from each other. But you're totally wrong.
For the sub-elite running class, it can be hard to decide when those five a.m. 15-milers are no longer worth it
Ten simple, stylish, environmentally friendly options
More women in the running community are beginning to speak out about amenorrhea
The Olympic marathon champ—who hopes to become the first woman over 60 to run a sub-3-hour marathon this fall—shares her hard-fought wisdom
The former pro has had two full knee replacements in the past decade. Neither slowed him down—and they don't have to slow you down, either.
Four of the sport's best on what they've learned from taking time off and coming back
A new proposal would scrap all track and field world records set before 2005, all in the name of the war on doping. Will the radical measure do any good?
No matter how your big race went, feeling a little empty after it's finally over is normal
Like so many others, Jameson found himself struggling to settle into normal life after returning from the Vietnam War, but then he found running.
Elite runner Kate Martini wants to bring an edgier aesthetic to the straight-laced world of running apparel
After closing in 1996, Boston's Eliot Lounge is coming back—if only for the weekend
Be good to the runner in your life
Later this month, 50 years after making history, the first woman to run the iconic event will race it again
We asked four pros how they fuel for race day. We learned not to fear the beer and that sweet potato popsicles are the bomb.
Remember to take care of yourself after your big day
Researchers say that when Paula Radcliffe ran a world record 2:15:25 marathon in 2003, she broke the female equivalent of the two-hour marathon
The record attempt will depend as much on the runners' food and hydration strategies as their speed and stamina
So, you're undertrained and about to run your first marathon, eh? Take it from me: you're not alone—and these tips might help you thrive.