Road Running


All you need for city streets and wooded trails.

As summer approaches, the risk of deadly heat stroke grows. Here’s a list of gear and advice on how to avoid it.

After closing in 1996, Boston's Eliot Lounge is coming back—if only for the weekend

High-performance kit to go faster and farther

Sometimes setting an unreasonable goal is the only way to jump-start your fitness

News that the FBI is involved could be a major game-changer

Marathon training can be overwhelming, but some things just aren't worth the stress

The key to success is a healthy mix of preparation and adaptability

'The Run is Worth Fighting For' is a film illustrating the lingering fight it takes to be a runner.

Whether you run today or not, the emotion is just part of being a runner

For me, running is so much more than the pursuit of a "perfect body"

The sport's past is filled with prominent acts of defiance

The treadmill ruins the simplicity of running and packages the sport as a commodity

No runner was made in a day. And for every runner, there is a story of origin; a familiar trail, high school track, or a road. This is that story.

Sure, the fitness app makes training and racing more social, but running is meant to be isolating. The question is: Can we run without it?

Americans ran a lot this year and uploaded to Strava more than ever. Here's how your state stacked up.

The sport's not just doping scandals. These individuals represent the very best that running has to offer.

We asked the experts how to diagnose, treat, and prevent running's most frustrating, most common injury

Are the Hash House Harriers a nearly century-old orienteering group dash, a drinking club with a running problem, or just Tinder for runners? Our correspondent intended to find out.

A new social media initiative has many prominent endurance athletes publicly speaking out against doping. But in order to affect real change, the initiative has to come from the top down.

A powerhouse trio of American women—Molly Huddle, Gwen Jorgensen, and Kim Conley—all made their marathon debuts this past weekend in New York. Here's what they learned and what they wish they had done differently.

The days are getting shorter. Here's the best gear to brighten your path.

Pete Kostelnick just broke one of the toughest running records in history, logging an average of 72 miles for 42 days straight. He's the latest in a line of runners going back 120 years who have tested their mettle by crossing the country on foot.

Why do the times of some of the best amateur marathoners in America keep getting worse?

Thirty-one thousand miles later, the writer looks back at what a half-century running habit taught him about life, pathfinding, and working off lots of French wine

'Crossroads' follows the story of King and Greenwood as they run the legendary Comrades Ultra in South Africa.

The season’s best trainers keep you moving through nasty weather

You can't beat the beauty of running on mountain trails, but I still sometimes long for the freedom and shared chaos of urban runs

The metal spires and busy streets of a city pale in comparison to snowy peaks and undulating countryside, but there's something redeeming—dare I say special—about the concrete jungle

An independent investigation finds it implausible that the British ultrarunner completed the attempt without outside assistance

We talked to five people leading vastly different lives about how and why they fit running into their busy schedules

What can you learn from looking at the data from over 80 million runs? A lot, actually.

Winners and losers from today’s historic ruling, and other takeaways

Road-running shoes are turning up the foam again

Artistically-inclined future Olympian Alexi Pappas made an indie movie about the thrills of competition, with some autobiography thrown in

Czech running phenomenon Emil Zátopek was unstoppable on the track. Outside of the arena, living in a Soviet satellite state, was where things got complicated.

Asking a friend to lead tough workouts can pay off on race day

What can your half-marathon performance say about making the jump to full marathons? We crunch the numbers.

Marathons aren't easy, but they aren't all equally difficult

We thought these kicks were an April Fools' prank. Turns out they're real.

For a decade, the African nation of Burundi was home to a unique phenomenon: group jogs involving thousands of people who hit the streets to sing, socialize, and sometimes protest the nation’s authoritarian president, Pierre Nkurunziza. In March 2014, he banned the activity. As conflicts threaten to boil over—and the body count continues to rise—runners have become both weapons and victims.

All the reasons 13.1-miles is fun for amateurs and pros alike

Champ Amby Burfoot and streak runner Ben Beach give the DL on the world’s most storied marathon

First Adidas, now Nestle are canceling sponsorship agreements as a result of corruption allegations

The popular comic writer and entrepreneur can trace his success back to one day: the day he started running

The pro club is home to some of the country's best runners. Head coach Ben Rosario talks shop leading up to the Olympic Trials.

First, they don't just tolerate it—they love it

For the price of a few cups of coffee, the Boulder company is helping offset the cost of Olympic dreams

Five picks for the future of American road racing

Fastest American marathoner cites chronic fatigue, low testosterone

Crush a last-minute race to bring the new year in right's web vigilantes are some of the Internet's most tenacious sleuths. Cheat at your own peril.

One of the fastest 50-plus runners on the planet talks running, motivation, and his goal to run the fastest half and full marathon of his age group

In response to Russian doping, U.S. athletes rally around Alysia Montano

The fastest American in the New York City Marathon proved she can run the roads, but she still has business on the track

The basics and background on the latest doping bomb to drop

Training Essentials: Gifts for Athletes

The fastest American woman in New York isn’t anywhere near her peak

Our comprehensive guide to eating your way through the race

Wallstrides is making giant decals of some of the sport’s most popular runners

You've probably been taught to run on soft surfaces whenever possible. Truth is, it doesn't make a difference.

A slow race had some runners questioning just how exciting a pacer-less event is

A cast of promising and interesting characters who are sure to make this year's race a good one

Strava shares insights on the courses we know and love

Boston Marathon memorabilia you’ll actually wear

The showdowns that captured our attention—and that are going to shape next season—as the biggest track meet in the world approaches

Turns out you need to be mentally prepared for marathon registration, too

Three highlights from the opening weekend at the IAAF World Championships

The boom in trail and ultrarunning has already prompted a number of talented track athletes to try their hand at the sport. The results have been telling.

And you thought trail runners got all the good views.

The track star’s name is everywhere these days, but what’s the big deal?

To be an outlier in any sport now carries with it the taint of suspicion, but no matter how you put it, last weekend’s track meet in the tiny Mediterranean country is one for the books.

The formula behind women’s mid-distance dominance in the U.S.