Road Running


The famous shimmering lights, now on your feet

The 29-year-old phenom shares his uncensored opinions on doping in his sport

There’s more to pro running than the Olympics. Here’s what you need to know.

A new race in San Diego is betting exclusivity will increase demand right from the start

We asked our Instagram followers why they run and their responses were inspiring.

The result of years of chaos—go minimalist! go fat! don't change a thing!—in the running market? Everybody wins.

Feeling crispy-fried? Let four-time Olympic marathon trials qualifier, Clint Verran, show you how to stop worrying and love the run.

One of our resident runners—a 2:45 Boston Marathon finisher—contemplates the necessity of new running tech, Stryd.

Don’t ditch it entirely when the weather gets nice. That human conveyor belt still deserves a spot in your training regimen.

One running-style-sex lubricant to rule them all

The 2015 Boston Marathon's top American shares the tunes in her head during her training month in Kenya

A bold, scientist-backed effort to achieve the impossible within the next five years may benefit all runners—even if the goal remains a moonshot.

The 2014 Boston Marathon winner’s new book, 'Meb for Mortals', is just that: a guide to getting better as you grow older.

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Start with Olympic athletes, analyze the foot strikes of dozens of volunteers, and then feed all the data into an architectural software program named after a bug.

More and more young female runners are signing pro contracts in a sport where racing as an elite does not guarantee financial success.

We have a (misguided) tendency to vilify big-box events. In truth, they're a boon to the sport.

Another DNF sorrows fans of the once-great American distance runner.

A flashlight, a fitness tracker, a GPS...the list goes on.

Music to your ears, training for your heart

For years, it seemed like drug testers would never get ahead of cheaters. The Russian bribery scandal raises an even scarier possibility: the testers are dirty too.

Our drive to raise billions annually is a crazy effective performance enhancer.

This year's star attendee: Caroline Wozniacki

The American Record holder returns to New York 13 years after her debut—and she might just break an American record.

The marathoner runs on routine—and strawberry cheesecake.

Nathan’s Zeal race vest packs a lot of hydration into one small, efficient must-have.

Some people might be built for speed and others for distance, but everyone benefits from running faster. This is how you do it.

Plus, celebrate the 30th anniversary of the marathoner's Olympic win by making her favorite oatmeal cookie recipe

Los Alamos, New Mexico, wins Liveability's "Best Small Town" contest

Hardrock veteran Kirk Apt has logged 2,010 miles and 680,000 feet of vertical ascent through the San Juan Mountains since 2000. Here's how.

Top shoe brands are racing to enter the super-cushioned fray. We review 2014’s corpulent shoe crop.

Biking to work? Old news. Running to work may not get you there in the most presentable condition, but it'll sure spice up the morning grind.

You’re likely to face some hot races, or at least some hot training days, this summer. So I asked five elite ultramarathoners what gear they recommend to keep cool during the hottest months of the year. Below, I’ve listed five gear hacks, tips, and products these men use to battle…

Sweating's divorced from everything chic...right?

Dominate the water and the road with the help of this gear arsenal.

From superfat to ultrathin, these are the best new sun-season road runners.

When Matthew Inman shared his running motivation with the Internet, the creator of popular webcomic The Oatmeal started a fitness sensation.

If you're in it for the long haul, you might as well haul it in.

After 16,000 miles of wear testing by runners around the country—including Farah—Nike's Air Pegasus 31 debuts this weekend.

Tour companies are offering new and unique ways to explore formerly forbidden countries. So what's the catch?

“I was the first athlete to intentionally move here to train.”

If you want to run in the footsteps of Sir Roger Bannister, who famously ran the world’s first sub-four-minute mile, Oxford University is the place to go. Sixty years ago, on May 6, 1954, the then-25–year-old medical student broke through the tape at 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds on the campus’s…

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.