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After 2020, holding the event at all will be a victory in itself

A new study tries—and fails—to predict athletic greatness with a DNA test. Thank goodness.

Former Princeton runner Russell Dinkins argues that universities should preserve their "most accessible" sport

'Win at All Costs' is an indictment of more than just the Nike Oregon Project

'The Stand' has its moments, but struggles to add to the legacy of Tommie Smith and John Carlos 

With a little help from technology, Joshua Cheptegei took down the 5,000-meter world record in Monaco last week

The company is upending the traditional athlete contract model, by hiring Mary Cain and Nick Willis as full-time employees

Coogan's was in business for 35 years but fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic

You know things are bad when the athletes and USATF are on the same page

Iain Mickle's secret to tackling sub-three-hour marathons late into his fifties? Running buddies.

Track and field's governing body, World Athletics, has prohibited racing in prototypes and issued a limit on stack heights

From Caster Semenya to the rise and fall of the Oregon Project, it's been an eventful ten years

Crunching the data suggests that distance runners at this year’s track world champs paced more aggressively than ever

For years, the Oregon Project coach pushed the boundaries of what was allowed. Now, it has finally caught up to him.

The IAAF World Championships are happening when the season should already be over

After cruising to victory in Doha, Caster Semenya’s athletic future is up in the air

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has decided in favor of “necessary discrimination”

The IAAF is worried about “losing the next generation of female athletes.” Here's a breakdown of both sides of the debate.

What’s worse than missing a world record by one-hundredth of a second?

If a pro runner gets hurt during competition, should meet organizers foot the bill?

‘The Runner’ features Charles Nkazamyampi​​​​​​​'s return to his home in Burundi to mentor kids in need of support

Jakob Ingebrigtsen became a “professional” runner as a child. Is that a recipe for future success?

After years of being the bad guy, athletics’ international governing body is in a unique position to defend what’s right.

U.S. women runners are on fire right now. Why are most of them coached by men?

Because running doesn’t have to be dorky

An in-depth biomechanical analysis of nearly everyone at the world track championships yields unexpected results

American sprinting, Shelby Houlihan, Caster Semenya. The list goes on.

South African Caster Semenya will challenge the new rule in court, while the science looks a little shaky

They might seem arbitrary, but benchmarks help define the sport

Elite runners often compete in shoe prototypes. Should the practice be banned?

The pro runner suffered an injury in the middle of the Olympics. Here's how she plotted her comeback.

The recent story about Katelyn Tuohy perpetuates a dangerous narrative: that normal physical development is a hurdle to overcome

Beer tents, circus acts, and Olympic-caliber performances: the Night of the 10,000 PBs is the future of track and field

After a series of postponements, a tentative construction date is scheduled for July. Not everyone is happy about it.

It's too easy for runners to get disqualified

This weekend in New York City, a group of runners braved 211 laps around the track in pursuit of a niche world record

A running-obsessed owner. Tons of track memorabilia. What's not to love?

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