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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

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

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

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.

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

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

With Rule 40 restrictions looming, this is the time for athletes to tout their sponsors

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

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

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

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

'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

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

Russian women got slower after the Athlete Biological Passport was introduced in 2012. Anti-doping officials think they know why.

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?

A new court ruling says the Swiss-based organization must answer accusations of exploiting athletes and operating a global monopoly

Mark your calendar: it's time to do or see something big next year. Here's how to pull it off.

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