On Friday, Guor Marial and I spoke about his extraordinary Olympic journey: from Sudanese refugee, to New Hampshire high school student, to Iowa State track star and now London Olympian.
Wouldn't it be awesome to be one of those people who truly enjoys going out for a run? Recently, I closely observed this enviable species -- and in the process, uncovered a kinship between acupuncture and running.
At a time when the two nations were building bomb shelters, Dr. Leroy Walker and Al Buehler brought the two nations together for the USSR-USA Invitational Track Meet.
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Aaron Ellis, Track Coach I used to coach sprints alongside Do...
Dwain Chambers, the controversial sprinter who once broke the rules by taking the same drug that prosecutors claimed helped Barry Bonds slam homers, has struck a mighty blow for fairness.
When our students march across the stage in three weeks to graduate, there will be a personal story for many of them that will come to my mind as I shake each one of their hands.
Like so many of you, I have read countless articles, tweets, attended demonstrations and signed letters calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. But in the end it is an email from my Mother that has stayed with me.
Maryland's A.C.C. dominance ended after it won the conference meet in 1981. Today, Maryland men's track faces an uncertain future as one of six sports to be eliminated unless it can raise $4.2 million by July 1.
These competitive senior athletes really like to win. In their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and even at 100, they find competition invigorating. They are fighters, with women accepting black eyes and separated shoulders typically found in basketball games.
To get your feet on and off the ground as an athlete takes a matter of seconds.
It was a rainy spring afternoon on the day that my life as I knew it changed.
Fourth of July. In Douglaston, Queens this was the day of the annual athletic competition. For some masochistic reason I entered these events every Fourth, and got clobbered time and again by the neighborhood kids.
Slam poetry is, in itself, a conundrum. Slams are competitions in which poets are judged by random audience members on their poem's content, delivery,...
We live in the best city in the world to purchase athletic wear and equipment. Here are a few of the specialty boutiques that will appeal to your inner athlete.
If you ask us if travel with small children even is worth the trouble, we'd say yes. Maybe their brains won't remember much, but their souls will.
Today a group of professional athletes and Olympians boarded a fishing boat to tour the oil devastation on the Gulf Coast. Then they held Sierra Club-hosted conference to share their impressions of the damage.