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Four days after becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, Meb Keflezighi was in high demand. But he took a few minutes to discuss with us exactly what was going through his head during the courageous run.

Explore the outdoorsy side of the Star of Texas

Some people make the grade in Boston—literally; others don’t. And the difference might all come down to the downhill.

Whether you’re hoping to PR or party over 26.2 miles, consider these 10 events.

The Texas teenagers are growing up fast and still running strong

Logging emerald miles in the Queen City

Once a contender, now a commentator, the marathon gold-medalist heads back to America's most iconic race. We caught up to hear his thoughts on last year—and predictions for this year's event.

The Marathon superstar knows all the right—and wrong—moves required to win a race. Here's his game plan following the starting gun.

The must-have memento from America's most iconic marathon is a boldly colored windbreaker to help you run happy.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite routes say about you?

The small women-led team behind Oiselle surprised everyone last year by snagging pro runner Lauren Fleshman. And now they've done it again by stealing away Kara Goucher from Nike. What is it about Oiselle that keeps luring in the top talent?

In recent years, the evidence has mounted in favor of forefoot running, but a new study suggests that the average runner should rethink his stride.

While most Americans probably can’t even imagine running 200 miles, a contingency of runners is eager to go the extra distance. So what will it take to make the endurance craze stick?

In times of national crisis, America sees a boom in distance running. But why?

Speaker and author Peter Shankman was pulled over on his morning jog in Central Park. Should he really have been ticketed?

Next week at Outdoor Retailer, Black Diamond will unveil jackets with a revolutionary cord management system that shrinks, hides, and embeds the technology needed to tighten hoods and hems. It’s called Cohaesive, and I’m excited about it for a few reasons. Cohaesive simplifies cord…

Over the past few decades, humans have developed some pretty high-tech synthetic fabrics, including membranes with nine billion pores per square inch and bi-layer wicking polyester.    But in spite of our best efforts, the most advanced technical fibers still come from Mother Nature. Take merino wool, which is hard…

This is always a tricky question. There’s plenty of room for debate when it comes to choosing the “right” ski length, and a useful answer should entail a lot of research.     Take the rocker revolution, which had people arguing about how the effective edge—or the length of metal…

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, a tech orgy that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year, wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas. And as usual, there was some pretty weird technology on the floor.  Sensoria Fitness Sock A tattoo that measures your pH. A glove…

Exercise caution when you look for an inexpensive mountaineering pack. Remember, a well-built pack is going to last a lot longer than a cheap one, and you want to make sure it won’t fail at a crucial moment. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t good options out there that cost…

Outside staff members are always busy testing gear—we reviewed more than 600 items for the summer and winter Buyer’s Guides alone. We can’t cover everything in the magazine, so we asked 11 Outsiders to name their favorite piece of gear from 2013. And because our staff ranges from elk hunters to ultramarathoners,…

A guide to winning the Thanksgiving race, by the numbers

Last year, Hurricane Sandy put the kibosh on Gotham's biggest road race. This year the runners are back, and more jubilant than ever.

Is running on hard surfaces really bad for your knees?

Essential wisdom from the American running coach and legend

A new record has been set in the marathon, edging us 15 seconds closer to the two-hour mark. Will we get any faster?

The Olympic 10,000-meter champion Mo Farah has challenged Usain Bolt to a 600-meter race for charity. Who's the favorite?

Following the revelation that the American sprinter tested positive for a banned substance, reports have connected Tyson Gay with an "anti-aging" clinic in Georgia. Brian Alexander explains why doctors' offices, not locker rooms, are where the pros are scoring their dope.

Outside reviews the best gear of June 2013, including the Saucony Kinvara 4

You love to run. You hate to get hurt. Even if injuries are inevitable, there’s plenty you can do about them. Here’s your guide to fixing the most frequent problems.

I took a shot of whiskey at about mile 20 of my last marathon and it made me feel awesome. Why is that?

We had a handful of writers running the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday when a series of explosions rocked the city. Here are some of their stories.

It's 13 miles from the top of Broadway to the bottom. Oh, and if you're wondering, it's definitely possible to get lost along the way.

Now that the weather’s starting to warm up, I’m planning to start training for a marathon this year. My goal is to qualify for Boston. Which races would give me the best chance for doing it?

How many steps per minute should I be taking when I run?

Most people, you know, put on a pair of shoes in order to start running. Chris Hawson, though, needed to take his off.

What's the best way to get to know a new city? Put on your sneakers and move.

Both Yaktrax and MICROspikes tout themselves as superior traction devices that keep you upright on snow and ice. Which product should I buy for winter running?

While it may not appear that way, Noah Davis thinks that Manhattan and ultramarathons might just be made for each other

From avoiding a "golden shower" to how much money—yes, money—to bring.

Is "running everywhere" a feasible replacement for biking, cabs, and the subway? Noah Davis spent a week trying to find out.

Meb Keflezighi shut up his doubters in January when he came back from an injury to win the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. Here are the songs he's using to get ready for the big race.

Charting the career arcs of six of the biggest Olympic stars

Marathoner Shalane Flanagan’s masochistic plan to bring home the gold

Outside reviews the best triathlon gear of 2012, including the Felt B12 triathlon bike.

Outside reviews the 6 best running shoes of the season, including the Saucony Kinvara 3.

An interview with running legend and author Alberto Salazar

Weather's role at the Boston Marathon

Everything you need to run a personal best, including a 12-week training plan, a race-day nutrition plan, and advice from U.S. record holder Ryan Hall

From bureaucratic wrangling to the death of the sport's most exciting star, the sport of running was in flux a year before the Olympic Games

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Saucony ProGrid Outlaw.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Saucony PowerGrid Cortana running shoe.

I haven’t run a 10K since high school, but I’d like to get back into running. Can you set me up with a three-month training plan?

Big-city marathons, triathlons, and adventure races have never been more popular. Here's why it's time for you to line up for the starting gun, too.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Pearl Izumi Streak II running shoe.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist trail runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Adidas Response Cushion Twenty M running shoe.

Best Foot Forward: From marathon trainers to minimalist trail runners, we've got the right shoe for you, including the Asics Gel-Kinsei 4 running shoe.

The most barebones training shoe in our line-up–our testers only wanted to run fast in this featherweight runner. $110…

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Hoka One One's Mafate running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Brooks Trance 10 running shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Nike Lunar Elite + 2 running shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the New Balance 890 running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Brooks Ravenna 2 running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Asics Kayano 17 running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Puma Faas 500 running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Saucony ProGrid Mirage running shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Mizuno Wave Elixir 6 running shoe.

From game-changing new materials (like moisture-wicking cotton) to evolutionary leaps in engineering (like a rotating helmet for extreme crashes), the avant-garde of 21st-century gear has just one thing in common: a total disregard for the status quo.

There's the gear you want, and there's the gear you need. After much internal debate, we present the 25 products every guy should own.

Get in gear with these heavy-duty trail runners and barely-there road shoes.

The secret to performing in hot weather? Have a really cold one.

Ryan Hall has been touted as the savior of American distance running since 2007. So when's he going to win a race?

How to see your stomping grounds as a concrete jungle.

Vowing to change the world of endurance running, where Kenyan athletes have been treated like indentured servants, a revolutionary band has established a base in a perfect green valley. And where is this magical place, this Vuleefore? In suburban America. Where George Washington slept. Where an enemy already guards its turf.