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
With Rule 40 restrictions looming, this is the time for athletes to tout their sponsors
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
Runners sponsored by smaller companies might be in a better position than those who are signed by major brands
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'
Four recent books explore other moments in the past 100 years when global events intersected with the Games
You know things are bad when the athletes and USATF are on the same page
New lab data from a record-setting 59-year-old offers insights on how we age—and, potentially, how to avoid it
A record number of participants took part in the most thrilling marathon on American soil
The women's race was about working together, while the men's race was about fighting alone
At the U.S. Olympic Trials, amateur runners have nothing to lose
With over 1,300 feet of climbing, the race will favor "grinders"
The Games have always been political. That's a given. But is the IOC also trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist?
Mark your calendar: it's time to do or see something big next year. Here's how to pull it off.
The fastest woman on skis isn't slowing down
The online-cycling game has some big goals, and with the announcement of a UCI e-sports world championship, it just notched an important milestone
This weekend's Road World Championships may be your last shot for a while to see Chloé Dygert Owen and Mathieu van der Poel animate the peloton. Don't miss it.
Staying healthy is crucial to athletic performance, and a new analysis from the 2018 Olympics suggests some surprising defensive tactics.