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Ben Kaplan remembers the masters running legend, who died on Monday at 86

Marathon training can be overwhelming, but some things just aren't worth the stress

Nike and Adidas are each unveiling a new supershoe. Will they make the world's fastest runners even faster?

After more than 40 years as an athlete and coach, it pains me to see people latch onto fitness fads, and I want to clear a few things up

On the heels of announcing their ambitious Breaking2 project, it was revealed that Nike filed a patent for a new shoe featuring a spring plate in its sole

A side-by-side comparison of the world's top-tier 26.2s

Earlier this week, the Portland brand announced a wildly ambitious plan to break the two-hour marathon barrier by next spring. We asked three experts to weigh in on the stunt and the outcry it has provoked.

A powerhouse trio of American women—Molly Huddle, Gwen Jorgensen, and Kim Conley—all made their marathon debuts this past weekend in New York. Here's what they learned and what they wish they had done differently.

Wally Hesseltine's goal: to become the oldest finisher of the Western States 100 in history.

Marathons aren't easy, but they aren't all equally difficult

Your weekly 20-mile long run might be sabotaging your marathon training. Here's why less could be best for you.

The Khardung La Challenge is the highest ultramarathon in the world.

Champ Amby Burfoot and streak runner Ben Beach give the DL on the world’s most storied marathon

The IAFF's newly relaxed marathon standards create a bizarre situation.

One of the fastest 50-plus runners on the planet talks running, motivation, and his goal to run the fastest half and full marathon of his age group

If you’ve committed to your first half, you’ll need the right gear. We’ve got you covered.

  “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon,” Napoleon allegedly once said. Say what you will about his inherent cynicism, but the pint-sized conqueror knew what he was talking about. Today, runners continue to battle it out against themselves and others…

Annie Bersagel is fast and smart, and if she has her way, she’ll crush it in Rio

The 2015 Boston Marathon's top American shares the tunes in her head during her training month in Kenya

Marathons have a special allure, but the demanding distance isn’t for everyone.

Only 2 percent of people who toe a marathon starting line will break 3 hours. As Matt Skenazy found out, joining that club isn't easy.

Finish one of these nine races, and everything afterward will seem like a neighborhood fun run.

Get ready to maximize the endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, and power you never knew you had.