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The Swoosh, Then and Now

David Willey | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Nike was founded by upstart running geeks and has evolved into a $30 billion sporting conglomerate. But running, and a runner, are upfront once again....

Are You a Real Runner?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Remy, Runner's World columnist and author In my new book, Runners of North America--A Definitive Guide to the Species, I analyz...

Dog Is Let Out To Go To The Bathroom, Casually Runs Half-Marathon Instead

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.25.2016 | Good News

This pup's trip to the bathroom somehow ended in praise and glory. April Hamlin of Elkmont, Alabama, let her hound, Ludivine, out for a bathroom brea...

Take the Pressure Off

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Elizabeth Comeau, digital editor at Runner's World and Zelle "How far are we going, and how fast?" my mother/runner friend asked me. "I don't kno...

A Return to Running

David Willey | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

The best thing I've done for my running lately was to not run. Sounds heretical, but for the past few months, rather than running four or five days a week, I swam two days and went cross-country skiing another two or three. If I ran at all, it was once a week, a few easy miles.

We Are Not a Type

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

There I was, feeling as graceful as a water buffalo, running next to what I felt like was a pack of gazelles.

A Mile and Change

David Willey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Earlier this year, I came out of my winter running hiatus thinking about a new goal. Feeling a bit burned out by half and full marathon training, I re...

Winning Stories

David Willey | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Photos from the two cover contest winners. Scott Spitz, left. Christina Lee, right. In October, 5,000 people took part in the Runner's World Half & F...

How Running Helps This Man Through His Battle With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When Scott Spitz was faced with a cancer diagnosis, he coped by focusing on one of his strongest passions: his ability to run. In a HuffPost Live excl...

Yoga for Running Recovery

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher I remember so well how liberating it felt to run: my feet pounding the earth, the fi...

A Non-Runner's Guide to Runners

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Not sure how to interact with these strange aerobic creatures? Our FAQ will help. by Mark Remy, writer, runner and creator of Remy's World Summer is...

6 Things I Learned From My First 5K

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Rodale The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday. As it buzzed, I lay there and thought to myself, W...

Strength in Numbers

David Willey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
David Willey

This is being published on November 12, but it's already safe to say it: What a year! I don't recall another one when the running world changed more, grew in so many new ways, or bounced back from such adversity.

10 Mistakes To Avoid On Marathon Day

Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Marshall for Runner's World Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to fo...

Mental Toughness, Performance Training and the Birth of a New Sport: The Double Road Race

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

As a sports psychologist and athlete, I want to stay healthy and fit, just like you. Whether you're a runner, triathlete or cyclist, you'd like to create more variety in your workouts so that you can stay motivated to keep going, right? Well, I have discovered the perfect way to do just that.

Only a Race?

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner's World For me at least, there was no calm before the storm, and certainly none after it. Hu...

Remembering Grete Waitz, the First Lady of the Marathon

David Willey | Posted 12.31.2011 | Sports
David Willey

In the days leading up to the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, countless runners will remember the woman who jumpstarted the women's running revolution three decades ago, and who supported and encouraged runners of all abilities until her death.

Running Is My Boyfriend: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

It's official. I've become one of those people. A "real runner." I am obsessed with logging my miles. I feel strongest when I'm climbing big hills. And I am seriously addicted to chocolate milk.

My Magic Running Shoes

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was one of those depressed, overweight, overstressed people who always had a reason why I wouldn't or couldn't run. The most pressing reason was that sneakers made my feet feel so hot that I couldn't bear to wear them. Ever.

Reading the Pictures: Newsweek's Palin "Make Up Sex" Cover

Michael Shaw | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-07-12-palin.pngIs this "make-up sex" for the notorious Sarah Palin Runners World cover?

Is Boulder Still the Happiest City in America?

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.28.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Mike Sandrock is one of Boulder's perpetually happy runners. He also spends time volunteering with the nonprofit that he co-founded. Its mission: to send running shoes to children living in poverty.

Innovations in Magazines 2010: Adapt & Thrive

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Shrinking advertising revenue, fewer pages, slashed payrolls and dropping circulations haven't deterred traditional and new titles from capitalizing on fast-paced changes in the media.

Is That All There Is? The Secrets of "Getting a Life"

Chris McGowan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris McGowan

Joe Robinson is working to save America and he's not selling the rapture, a guru, or the dismantling of the federal government. He is an evangelical o...

Learning to Run

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I used to be a runner. A long, long time ago. Not the kind who raced or anything, or felt part of a running community, but the kind who ran for fitnes...

Sarah Palin, Preparing to Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After reading Palin's interview in Runner's World, I doubt she'll be off the political stage anytime soon. A presidential campaign is a long race that requires a lot of endurance.