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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

The American downhill skier may not have won a medal in Beijing, but he got the most style points by far

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

Whether on the Olympic stage or the home hill, women on skis demonstrate what sportsmanship, bravery, and self-love could look like

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.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics get underway this week. Here’s who and how to watch.

The Tokyo Games reminded us why athletics remains the greatest show on earth

A few of our favorite moments from the Tokyo Games that inspired us for their demonstration of courage, commitment, passion and excellence.

Despite difficult conditions, the women’s sport-climbing finals produced a predictable result

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.

We asked a handful of athletes competing in Tokyo in various sports to share how they fuel themselves

A lot of the world’s top climbers won’t be in the Olympics. Here’s why.

In what might be the first step toward an unprecedented triple, the Dutch runner won two races on the same day

Super shoe tech has made its way to the track. Here’s a roundup of the foam-and-plate super spikes for racing 800m and longer that you may have saw on the feet of Olympians in Tokyo.

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.

Despite IOC malfeasance and the ongoing pandemic, the five-ring spectacle is too seductive to ignore

Hillary Bor, who leads the U.S. team in the steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympics, is one of three world-class running brothers. Their journey to Team USA is fascinating.

America’s first time hosting the Olympics in 1904 included a marathon run in 90 degree temperatures, deliberate dehydration, and a champion fueled by rat poison and brandy.

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.

We reviewed the newest super shoes from each brand, testing 10 models to help you find the ride that works magic for you.

When, how, and what to tune in for running, cycling, sport climbing, surfing, 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

Born in Surf City USA, and the descendant of an actual samurai, Japan’s surfing superstar is ready for the sport’s debut 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

Five years after the Vaporfly upended marathon running, track shoes are set to star in Tokyo

A celebration of runners who didn't win but inspired us and won our admiration by living the Olympic ideal: “to have fought well.” 

The 44-year-old is ready to take on the world’s best marathoners at the Tokyo Olympics.

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.

As those who fell short at the Olympic Trials demonstrate, accepting failure and rekindling dreams is the essence of what we do.

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.

How the 800m final at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials played out reveals tactical lessons for every runner

Tuliamuk had secured her spot in the Tokyo Olympics—then 2020 happened. Fortunately, she’s always run for more than just the medals.

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.

How the Dathan Ritzenhein-coached On Athletics Club has made huge strides in its first year — and what you can learn from them to apply to your own training.

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.

In a new event for Outside+ members, meet and train with the stars of Team USA

Hocker, Oregon standout and Olympic hopeful, shares training principles and perspectives that every runner can use.

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.

Race performance still matters more than social media. For now. 

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

Between a new wave of sponsored athletes and its forthcoming racing shoes, the legacy running brand wants a bigger piece of the action

A full-time realtor and a mother of two, 36-year-old Keira D’Amato hasn’t given up on her Olympic dream

Curiosity, resiliency, and spirituality have propelled Sara Hall to unexpected marathon success in her late thirties. She intends to explore her potential as long as she still loves to run.

Can the IOC create an internationally applicable code of conduct for Olympic protest?

Albertson got faster when he decided that “running is easy.” After placing 7th in the Marathon Trials, he's done some crazy training this fall and now he’s aiming for a 2:09.

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.

'The Stand' has its moments, but struggles to add to the legacy of Tommie Smith and John Carlos 

Runners sponsored by smaller companies might be in a better position than those who are signed by major brands

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.’

But do they work to improve endurance performance? The evidence, so far, is mixed.

Imagine Bill Rodgers, Mary Decker-Slaney, Wes Santee as Olympic champions; Kipchoge's double, Coe's treble, Nurmi's perfect ten.

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.

The Olympic games may be postponed a year, but we’ll always have these goosebump-invoking stories. (Video clips included.)

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