US Track & Field Championships Simmering Til Done

Eugene, Ore., where the USA Track & Field National Championship is underway, is gripped in a heat wave. The steamy conditions produce a nice muscle-loosening affect on athletes whose events last less than 60 seconds, but it’s been less accommodating for the distance events. The preliminary rounds of the women’s… » 6/27/15 6:14pm 6/27/15 6:14pm

Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Today’s big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off “complete a marathon” on… » 4/20/15 9:04am 4/20/15 9:04am

This Is What Pioneers Wear

The runner in the photo above with very little skin showing is Fatma El Sharnouby, representing Egypt at the World Cross Country Meet, held March 28, 2015, in Guiyang, China. She was Egypt's only entrant in the junior women's race, and was 95th out of 97 finishers. El Sharnouby's IAAF profile lists one previous mark,… » 4/08/15 6:01pm 4/08/15 6:01pm

The Terrifying Hell A Marathon Inflicts On The Human Body

The New York City marathon is today! Most people take training for a marathon seriously, because it's a huge day that they work toward all year, and also because it's based on a guy literally dying from running too fast and far. Other people don't. Here's Dr. Matt McCarthy on the very bad stuff that happens to the… » 11/03/13 10:54am 11/03/13 10:54am