It's no secret that athletes need to develop their mental game to compete at their best, but a growing number of athletes in many sports are now seeking out expert-led training for their minds
The Olympic snowboarder is focusing on resting, hanging out with her miniature Aussie, and raising money for charity through a new initiative with Purina Pro Plan
Whether they want to or not, organizations like World Athletics and the International Olympic Committee have shed the mantle of neutrality
Critiques about body size and type can not only cause physical and mental harm but also reinforce implicit gatekeeping in sports
The most dominant ski racer on the planet is constantly questioning her talents—which may be the secret of her greatness
Four years ago, the Minnesota phenom won historic Olympic gold in cross-country skiing, alongside Kikkan Randall. She was just getting going.
We spoke to Mikaela Shiffrin about injuries, Simone Biles, and the pressures of Olympic stardom
The case for an event that’s somewhere between the Boston Marathon and the Olympic Trials
A scientific paper predicts how potential future Summer Games host venues may become more and more constrained as global temperatures continue to rise.
1500m Olympic medalist Josh Kerr and his Coach Danny Mackey on the training, psychology and key workouts that led to him to become one of the best middle distance runners in the world.
A few of our favorite moments from the Tokyo Games that inspired us for their demonstration of courage, commitment, passion and excellence.
American Nathaniel Coleman took second, while perennial favorite Adam Ondra missed out on the podium altogether
No runner has ever won the 5,000-meter, 1,500-meter, and 10,000-meter treble at the same Olympics. But there have been other memorable distance triples and doubles.
A lot of the world’s top climbers won’t be in the Olympics. Here’s why.
Elise Cranny, 25, won the 5,000 meters at the Olympic Trials to make the Tokyo Games, and has qualified for the finals. She got there by celebrating every step forward.
After a year of tumultuous changes, the former NCAA champion talks about his switch to the ON Athletics Club ahead of the Tokyo Games, the intensified training he’s undergoing, and his Olympic goals (and beyond).
What this Olympic moment can teach all of us about mental health
After more than 25 years of deliberation, the sport of kings finally makes its debut at the Games
A look inside the training group of U.S. Olympians Paul Chelimo, Hilary Bor and Benard Keter, plus some of their key workouts on the road to Tokyo.
As the number one female street skateboarder in the country, Duran hopes to inspire more people to try the sport
This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.
With climbing’s Olympic debut less than two weeks away, we compiled a short explanation of how the competition will unfold on the world stage
As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely
The collegiate champion and Canadian record holder reveals why he’s stronger than ever after a year without racing, how his training has changed, and some go-to workouts.
Rules, rules and more rules. In the Olympics, you have to do more than just run fast to reach the finish line.
With Rule 40 restrictions looming, this is the time for athletes to tout their sponsors
The news of Shelby Houlihan's four-year ban created an outpouring of confusion. We waded through the science and research to help answer some of the top questions.
Riley’s training, under coach Lee Troop, is a lot like the marathon: Relentless. Here are 6 training principles and 3 key workouts that got him on the U.S. team and ready to push for the Games.
An extended cross country season may have been an ‘X’ factor that catapulted Notre Dame’s Yared Nuguse to the next level in his running career.
Many races are coming back in 2021, but don’t expect to pick up right where you left off.
When Konstantin Grigorishin—über-wealthy Ukrainian businessman, aspiring philosopher, former pal of Russian oligarchs—introduced the upstart International Swimming League in 2019, he made the first move in an ambitious plan that could blow up Olympic sports and usher in a new era of athlete fairness. He also commenced a game of chicken with some of the world’s most powerful and dangerous men, including Vladimir Putin. And he just might win.
The legendary skier anoints a successor, Breezy Johnson, to the title she held for years
At the 2019 World Championships, researchers gave marathoners and racewalkers swallowable thermometer pills and used thermal cameras to assess the effectiveness of hydration and cooling techniques in the heat of competition
Spangler says a balanced training program with key confidence-building workouts, a more relaxed mental approach, and a “finely tuned taper” carried her to victory in the 1996 Olympic Marathon Trials.
A brief history leading to the World Athletics' ruling setting limits on the Nike Vaporfly and similar shoes — and where we are now.
Runners sponsored by smaller companies might be in a better position than those who are signed by major brands
But do they work to improve endurance performance? The evidence, so far, is mixed.
The Olympic marathon qualifier will be racing in a pair of Cloudflows this Saturday after securing a sponsorship with the Swiss running brand.
Olympian Kara Goucher talks about clean sport, the Nike Oregon Project, her ultra trail running debut, and more.
Keira D’Amato shares the training and mentality that has led to Olympic-level time trials in the midst of quarantine as she aims toward 2021.
Canada’s most decorated distance runner on why he’s training harder than ever before, motivational trash talk among teammates, his Olympic goals, and the transformative power of anger.
As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing'
At just 25-years-old and with only one marathon under her belt, time might be on Seidel’s side as she shifts her focus to prepare for an Olympic Games in 2021.