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Why Banning Kenya From Rio Presents an Olympian Dilemma

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

If Kenya were to be banned from Rio 2016, the overall inclusiveness of the Olympics and the global equality of sporting opportunities would be seriously questioned.

The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

Science of Us | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

That's the essence of flow: taking on something a little intimidating, conquering it, and relishing in the unbeatable reward of being able to do what was just a short while ago seemingly impossible. And if someone wants to chase that feeling for 50-plus miles, well, who can blame them?

Running Across America for the Fallen

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Stacy Bare

"Relating to Project America Run I think I have shown people the power of persistence and that if you believe in it you will do it."

Take the High Road -- The Scenery Is Always Better

Melissa Marsted | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Marsted

I realize that my boys taught me the very lesson I worked so hard to instill in them. It's time to stop intentionally looking for pennies. No more looking down; always upwards and forward.

Why Distance Runners Are Super-Sexy, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.13.2015 | Science

Guys who go the distance may be better at getting the girls. After all, a new study of marathoners suggests that endurance running ability signals ...

Running With Purpose

Garth Watson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Garth Watson

On May 11, 2014, in Oceanside, CA, I embarked on my running journey across America with the goal of finishing on Aug. 15 in New York City.

The Zen of Running: Catching Your Third Wind

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Most runners are familiar with the feeling of catching your second wind. It usually happens 10 to 15 minutes into a run. For runners that stick it out a bit longer, a third wind awaits. For me, this usually happens around mile 5 or 6.

In the Footsteps of Pheidippides

Dean Karnazes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dean Karnazes

Nature? Nurture? Who's to say? Perhaps, we really were born to run and some people feel this intrinsic primordial instinct stronger than others?

The Long Run For Haiti -- My Journey

Astrel Clovis | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Astrel Clovis

Where I had run the days before the earthquake, there were now dead people in the street. Houses were crushed. The air was dense with dust. It was hard; so many people had lost their lives. But life had to go on.

Running to the Ends of Earth (Or Across America, and Great Britain, and Yada Yada Yada)

Izyaslav Koza | Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News
Izyaslav Koza

Last year I took a train to California, got a ride out to Dillon Beach (small place north of San Francisco), touched the Pacific Ocean, and, over the course of four months, proceeded to run across America.

Police To Screen Bags At Bolder Boulder In Wake Of Boston Bombings

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

In light of the fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon in April, Bolder Boulder race organizers and local police today announced there will be extra se...

Running Boston: A Bittersweet Accomplishment

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

As I cross the most famous finish line in the world, they say my name. I make sure to look up at the cameras. I need to get my medal before I collapse. I am about to turn off Boylston Street, asking for directions to the Westin, where my team was meeting. Boom. I turn around and see a plume of smoke.

We Are All Runners

Anna Maslakovic | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime
Anna Maslakovic

One foot after another, for miles on end. Not many of us run in this age of technology and global urbanization, but running is written into our DNA, and what happened in Boston will not destroy the marathon spirit.

What Marathon Runners Can Teach Us About Coping With Suffering

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Having run two marathons in the past, I know firsthand the dedication and inner fortitude it requires to train for and complete a marathon. What marathon runners know about suffering can help us all learn how to cope with this tragedy and rise above it.

How a Facebook Post Led Me to My Passion as a Running Guide for Blind Athletes

Tim Scapillato | Posted 04.15.2013 | Good News
Tim Scapillato

In 1985, I was a 30-year-old non-runner who smoked a pack of cigarettes every day. Today, I'm running the Boston Marathon along side one of the most inspirational men I've ever known.

Take a Deep Breath

David Willey | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Maybe it's because running is so quantifiable, but most runners I know love "magic bullets." We want to improve -- it's why we run in the first place -- and we'll typically try anything (within reason) that might help us run more miles or faster times.

Pushing Ourselves and Finding Greatness

Dylan Armajani | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

And thats when it hit me, how brilliant this was. Most of us are content taking subways, buses, and jets to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. I was going to spend nearly four hours ending up in the exact same place as I started.

Helpful Travel Tips For Runners

Travelzoo | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel

Traveling for a race? Several Travelzoo Deal Experts are seasoned marathon veterans and have shared these tips.

The Long Run

Dylan Armajani | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

It's been awhile since i've written anything. It's not that I haven't had moments of inspiration, because I have. Dark, cold nights hoofing it aroun...

Lessons From Becoming A Marathoner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

How can words possibly describe how fantastic, how beautiful, and how majestic the marathon is? I don't think they can. However, I would like to share a few lessons that I learned while becoming a marathoner. They say that the marathon is a metaphor for life, and I couldn't agree more.

The Moment Running Goes From 'Hate It' To 'Love It'

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Although many people begin running as a practical path to weight loss or fitness, f...

Yoga For Runners

Jessica Bellofatto | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bellofatto

Anybody can run, and anybody can practice yoga. I think that is why these two activities hold so much appeal to me, and to so many people. They don't require expensive gear, they can be done anywhere, and they can be with us throughout our lives.

6 Steps To A More Efficient Run

Jamie Galloway | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

With the New York City Marathon just around the corner (we hope), many athletes, workout enthusiasts and fitness newbies are looking to the streets or the treadmill for a spot of cardio. There's no doubt that when done properly, running can be great for heart, body and mind.

What To Do When You're Injured

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.

Catch Up, Part 2: August 29-September 10

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

Everyone that I've met on this run would have absolutely loved Jill. She had one of those personalities with which people could immediately relate. She would also be proud that we have been able to educate people about the daunting truth of lung cancer.