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Running fast is important, even for beginners and endurance athletes. Here’s why, plus four essential workouts to start.

Here’s a look at the gear, tech, media, and general miscellany our Outside Run editors loved last month

The Tucson-born runner will race for Team USA in the world championships marathon on August 27 in Budapest

D’Amato, Susanna Sullivan, and Lindsay Flanagan will race in the women’s world championship marathon for Team USA on August 26 in Budapest

An inmate serving a sentence in Ohio turns setback into opportunity from within, joining a running club and raising money for student school supplies 

Forget stuffy, competitive running races. Take the Bridge is an underground race series that’s all about breaking rules and doing things your own way.

The new book ‘Becoming a Sustainable Runner’ offers a science-backed playbook for being an ecologically responsible athlete and citizen

The Running Industry Diversity Coaltion’s findings emphasize a long road ahead for achieving racial equity in the running community

Yes, this shoe comes in other colors. No, that doesn’t mean you should buy it.

This viral social media movement focuses on consistency over intensity, and it might help you recommit to a running routine

You can boost performance by tackling heavy blocks of training—if you avoid excess fatigue. Here’s how to walk the line.

As Eliud Kipchoge announces he'll run the 2023 Berlin Marathon, what we can learn from the world’s greatest distance runner of all-time while he’s still in his prime

What does Wimbledon tennis pro Danielle Lao do in her off-season? She runs. A lot.

Here’s a look at the gear, tech, media, and general miscellany our Outside Run editors loved last month

Welcome to Outside Run’s guide to marathon training and racing with training plans, advice, race strategies, and more

Running volume is important, but how you structure your training might matter more

Corey Bellemore and Elizabeth Laseter win the Beer Mile World Classic titles in Chicago. Things got spewy.

I’ve tried dozens of hot-weather tops, shorts, glasses, and hats over the years. Here are my favorites.

The practice of adventure racing can satisfy a deep-rooted need to strategize and push one’s physical limits. For this writer, it also gave her an unshakeable feeling of escape.

Four unconventional ways to manage chafing—and effective alternatives

Ten self-assessments every runner should be able to pass, plus the exercises that will get you there and make you a more resilient runner

While Jeannie Rice and Jenny Hitchings are busy setting masters world records, their differences in training are even more instructive than their similarities

Designed to be like a home for runners, venture into Mexico City’s Metta Running House for a pair of shoes, a book, a cerveza—and a whole lot more

A classic performance training shoe gets rejuvenated, and we find it delivers a versatile, smooth, quick-rolling ride

One of the world’s leading kung fu masters has trained the Wu-Tang Clan, Björk, and Wesley Snipes. Running is central to his training. Here’s why. 

Nurses in the U.S. walk an average of a marathon per week, and a sponsorship model for N.C.A.A. athletes is now being extended to healthcare workers

These five red flags might be keeping you from running faster

Here are five ways to celebrate Global Running Day, even if you never knew it existed

How much mileage should you be running? Two top coaches share helpful ways to think about the volume question so that you can find your optimal mileage number.

For Mental Health Awareness Month, the Olympian partnered with the New York Road Runners to share the message that when it comes to mental health, it’s about progress, not perfection

We put over 10,000 miles on 85 different running shoes over six months to find the best new models for every stride and pace

‘We Share the Sun’ is a new book that takes a behind-the-scenes look inside the life of Patrick Sang, the coach behind many of the Kenyan super-elite marathoners

The father-son duo of Dick and Rick Hoyt conquered over 1,100 endurance events worldwide, including more than 70 marathons

Social media influencers have started a trend of posting videos of them running long distances without training. Here’s why the science says it’s probably not a great idea.   

The New York-based upstart apparel company’s community ethos isn’t just for show

Is your heart rate high, even on easy runs? Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome might explain why. Here’s how to fix it.

45,000 runners are expected to run this year’s Memorial Day 10K on May 29

Sarah Bowden, a high-level theater performer, discovered a new source of movement through running. This weekend’s London Marathon will be a true test. 

Pre-race favorite Eliud Kipchoge falters, fades to sixth place

The longtime race director has run Boston for half a century, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon

How the Kenyan elite runner prepares for the Boston Marathon, and what fuels her work to end gender-based violence

Training, nutrition, and inspiration for you to get in shape

City and race organizers will honor Boston Marathon victims and first responders on April 15

The first woman to run the Boston Marathon creates art inspired by strength and movement   

What’s it like to train for the world’s oldest marathon for the first time? We reached out to six Boston Marathon newbies, both elite and non-elite, to find out.

Sure, maybe you get a leg cramp. But you could also get struck by an asteroid.

This 75-year-old runner might be the world’s fittest man at his age, so fit that researchers turned him into a case study

Why the world's greatest marathoner still needs to win a hilly marathon to cement his legacy

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Do your favorite running routes mix road and trail? The Nike Pegasus Trail 4 GORE-TEX INVISIBLE FIT is the secret sauce for excelling everywhere.

Run the world’s largest night race and you’re bound to have one of the most unusual experiences of your life

We’re going the extra mile with 261 Fearless, our nonprofit partner that empowers women through running

Why running is one of the biggest philanthropic sports in the world

Run a marathon. Recover mid-flight to another continent. Run a marathon. Rinse. Repeat. 

Beyond setting a world record in the Alphafly, Eliud Kipchoge is credited with helping to create the supershoe

January marks the season when many professional runners announce sponsorship changes. Here’s why that’s important, and what it means for the future of running.

Read the brightest highlights of the year in marathon running, trail running, triathlon, and the athletes that delivered the inspiration

A head-to-head lab showdown finds that power and efficiency depend on your preferred running surface

What the rest of us can learn from the wildly durable Atlanta Track Club runner

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Runner Carolyn Su creates space for people of color to feel at home in the sport

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After becoming the youngest adult to run 100 marathons, she’s chasing even bigger running goals and helping fellow Dreamers and young women realize their own potential

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Meet the group that's setting a pace for Black women distance runners

Researchers in Japan try to figure out which miles matter most for long-distance runners

“Through this race, we inspire people around us to be better citizens of this world and to transcend themselves”

We ran in ten new supershoes and compared their feel and ride so you can narrow your search for the model that best fits your stride and preferences

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What makes a race special? It’s not the medals, nor post-race massages. In this California town, it’s the local community.

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Six Black women came together to build a running community, but what they created was a foundation for so much more

Training alone can make you stronger, but there’s no substitute for the bond between you and your fellow runners

The retailer is expanding aggressively into the running market, with an eye to attracting new customers

Hawley is lucky that his awkward run didn’t end in injury, writes Zoë Rom

Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces

Carryall solutions for every kind of run

Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces

The star runner’s decision to be less public on the app illustrates how pro athletes have to find a tricky balance between privacy and exposure

For some pro runners, having the freedom to choose their footwear is worth more than a contract