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We Shouldn't Care Where a Runner Is Born

For one thing, it's un-American<p>If the events of the past few weeks are anything to go by, the remarkable showing by American distance runners at last summer’s Olympics was no fluke. On Sunday, Shalane Flanagan took control over the final three miles of the New York City Marathon to become the first …

Marathons

Running Gear for Outdoor Runs In Cold Weather | Men’s Health

On November 5, more than 50,000 people ran the New York City Marathon, and countless more were either in the crowds or watched at home. After seeing elite athletes and everyday runners race their hearts out and cross the finish line after a grueling 26.2 miles, it's easy to become inspired to …

To Gaiter or Not to Gaiter?

There are times when gaiters are an obvious necessity. The snow, duh, or while tromping through hellish muddy conditions, or maybe even in super long …

Backpacking

7 life lessons from New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan

The first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years is a role model whether you run or not.<p>Who doesn’t want to follow in Shalane …

Mebathon! Enjoying American Meb Keflezighi’s Final NYC Marathon

Photo of Meb Keflezighi after finishing 11th in the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon. Courtesy of PhotoRun.<i>This article originally appeared on Competitor</i> …

Marathons

Do Nike's New Marathon Shoes Actually Make You Run Faster?

To run a fast marathon, you need to be good at two things: not spending energy and spending energy. For the first 20 miles or so, you need to go …

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet On Peaking At The Right Time

It’s been a busy couple of months for one of the world’s premier ultrarunners. In May, Kilian Jornet, 29, reached the summit of Mount Everest without …

Mountaineering

When (and How) to Power Hike

The day before the U.S. Mountain Running Championships in 2014, I was a naïve baby deer about to run full speed onto a six-lane highway. I thought …

Physical Preparations for a Thru-Hike

I consider myself to be a fit person. In no way am I saying I am going to win any races or competitions, but I have what I would consider better than …

Your Running Lingo Cheat Sheet - Women's Running

For newbies entering the running world, the jargon can be a bit confusing. From easy runs and a DNS, to strides and ghost runners, we have all the …

What Ultrarunner Jim Walmsley Can Teach Us About Performance

When Walmsley toes the starting line of June’s Western States 100 in Squaw Valley, Califor­nia, it will be the culmination of a year’s worth of 100-mile training weeks on the rugged terrain outside his Flagstaff, Arizona, home. In that time, the 27-year-old has also set course records at six of the …

Grand Canyon

Trail Running 101

<b>How to be smart and purposeful running off-road.</b>BY DAVE SCOTT<b>Q:I like trail running, but I</b><b>’</b><b>d like to know whether it helps or hurts my triathlon</b> …

Running

After summiting Everest twice, Kilian Jornet runs first road half-marathon

Kilian Jornet is a man of many talents.<p>Two weeks after twice summiting Mount Everest over a seven-day span, Jornet hit the asphalt for his first-ever …

Marathoner Ryan Hall's muscle-building, joint-strengthening legs workout

Photo on left: Nick Laham / Getty; photo on right: Courtesy of Sec<p>Photo on left: Nick Laham / Getty; photo on right: Courtesy of Sec<p><b>Duration</b></b> …

Timothy Olson's Return to Competition

The parallels between Timothy Olson and a modern-day, trail-running Jesus go well beyond his long flowing hair and sinewy, tan body.<p>Olson rose to …

The 1 Piece of Advice That Changed My Marathon Training Forever

If you've ever run a marathon, or a race of any distance, you've probably gotten your fair share of running advice. Perhaps you sought it out on the internet or from an experienced runner friend, or perhaps it came to you unsolicited. Either way, there's no shortage of tips and tricks, latest …

Western States Will Drug Test at Next Month’s Race

The Western States Endurance Run will start testing for performance-enhancing drugs this year, race organizers announced Wednesday.<p>The country’s …

Climber Kilian Jornet just summited Everest twice in 1 week without oxygen

On Saturday, less than a week after setting a Mount Everest base camp-to-peak speed record by summiting the world’s tallest peak in 26 hours, Spanish …

Mountaineering

The Basics of Heat Training for Running

You exist because you perform well in the heat.<p>At least, that is one line of evolutionary thinking discussed by a 2014 article in the journal</i> …

Marathons