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Phelps Prepares for Rio Olympics

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps completed rehab and is preparing to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics, <i>Sports Illustrated</i> reported on Monday. The 18-time gold medal winner told <i>Sports Illustrated</i> that he's training clean and, at 30 years old, is leaner now than he's ever been.<p>In 2014, Phelps was …

What to Do About a Pulled Hamstring

Dr. Jordan Metzl address one of the most common running injuries.<p><i>This article orginally appeared on rodalewellness.com.</i><p>The hamstring is a combination of three muscles that originate at the ischial tuberosity (the part of the pelvis you feel when you sit down) and run along the back of the leg until …

IAAF Suspends Russian Federation Over Doping

To appear in the 2016 Olympics, Russia must prove it’s in compliance with anti-doping code.<p>In a move that could keep Russian runners out of the 2016 Olympics, the International Association of Athletics Federations has provisionally suspended the Russian track and field federation because of its …

After Doping Report, Russia Might Face Olympic Ban

World Anti-Doping Agency investigation alleges state-sponsored doping program.<p>The Russian track and field federation should be suspended and Russian athletes should be prevented from competing in international meets, including the Olympics, an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency …

Take Your Pick of Top Turkey Trots

A rundown of some of the oldest, fastest, and most giving races on Turkey Day.<p>Thanksgiving Day races are hot to trot, with more than 1,000 events on the calendar in 2015. According to Running USA, an organization that tracks running trends, Thanksgiving has surpassed the Fourth of the July as the …

Shinsplints - How To Beat them

Shinsplints are one of the most common running injuries. They result from tired or inflexible calf muscles putting too much stress on tendons, which …

Shin splints after a long break

<i>Corey asks: After a year-long running break, I’m back at it but experiencing crippling shin splints. I’ve tried changing shoes, exercises, slowing</i> …