If You Cheat In A Marathon, Try Not To Set A World Record

Tabatha Hamilton, a 31-year-old from Trenton, Ga., won the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon near the Tennessee/Georgia line on Saturday. But when officials took a closer look at her race the next day, something was off. » 11/11/14 8:06am 11/11/14 8:06am

U.S. Champ Tyler Pennel Tells You How To Not Fuck Up Your First Marathon

Prior to Sunday, Tyler Pennel had never run a marathon. In fact, to prepare for 26.2 miles, the farthest the 26-year-old North Carolina resident had run was 23 miles in training. Didn't matter. Against some of the best (and almost certainly more experienced) runners in the country, Pennel didn't flinch or stumble in… » 10/10/14 11:37am 10/10/14 11:37am

The Marathon World Record Will Always Go To The Aged

With Dennis Kimetto's marathon world record on Sunday, it's provided further evidence for what we've long suspected: it's never been a better time to be an old man runner. » 9/29/14 2:22pm 9/29/14 2:22pm

Little Boy Eats It While Trying To Run With Commonwealth Games Marathon

The Commonwealth Games are underway in Scotland, as representatives from all the territories of the Queen's realm battle it out in athletic competitions both Olympic and non-Olympic. » 7/28/14 11:30am 7/28/14 11:30am

This Guy Will Be Representing England In The Marathon

If you've ever been fat, lazy, addicted to cigs and junk food or old, or if you have a job, you might find Steve Way's story inspiring. » 6/07/14 5:18pm 6/07/14 5:18pm

Reporter Runs With Marathoners, Does Not Get Her Question Off

From the Stockholm Marathon, a local reporter tried to Get The Feeling of the race. She tried to Tell The Tough Story. She did not make it very far. » 6/01/14 11:46am 6/01/14 11:46am

Scenes From North Korea's Marathon

Yesterday for the first time in the 27-year history of the Pyongyang marathon, North Korea allowed foreign amateur and professional runners to take part. Competitors from 27 countries ran in front of crowds gathered in Kim Il Sung Stadium and around Kim Il Sung University in part to celebrate Kim Il Sung's 102… » 4/14/14 5:57pm 4/14/14 5:57pm

Explosions At The Boston Marathon; 3 Dead, Scores Injured

Minutes after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at 2:50 p.m., reports started rolling in. We began this post soon after, with chronological updates continuing through the evening. Some photos might be graphic. » 4/15/13 5:41pm 4/15/13 5:41pm

Here's Video Of The Moment The Boston Marathon Bombs Exploded

It's very glitchy, but here's the moment the bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, from WBZ's camera mounted there. » 4/15/13 3:34pm 4/15/13 3:34pm

How A Med School Dropout Made America Fall In Love With Running

Excerpted from Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom, which is out today from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. » 4/09/13 4:27pm 4/09/13 4:27pm

Paul Ryan Lied About Being Good At Marathons

Republic vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan takes fitness very, very seriously. Except when he's completely bullshitting about it. Runner's World reports that Ryan told a radio interviewer that he used to run marathons, before back trouble forced him to keep his runs under 10 miles, and his best time was "Under… » 9/01/12 7:54am 9/01/12 7:54am

Ryan Hall Pulled Up Lame In The Men's Marathon

"Sure, God made the universe," Jake Mooney noted in this space back before the Olympics started, "but can he coach an American marathoner to Olympic gold?" » 8/12/12 11:45am 8/12/12 11:45am

Doping, Cheating, And Insta-Celebrity: The Story Behind The First Great…

I grew up in a home without a television. When my parents' TV went on the fritz, the story goes, they didn't bother to get it fixed. So my earliest visual sports memories came not from watching television, but from gawking at the photographs in oversized books like The Wonderful World of Sport. » 7/19/12 4:35pm 7/19/12 4:35pm

Sure, God Made The Universe. But Can He Coach An American Marathoner To…

March 29 was a busy day for Ryan Hall, the fastest American marathoner ever. He was 137 days and roughly 2,100 miles of road training away from representing the country in the London Olympics. He had to be up early for drug testing. » 7/18/12 3:00pm 7/18/12 3:00pm

A Bicycle-Mounted LeBron James Photobombed The Miami Marathon

With traffic a mess as the Miami marathon wrapped up prior to tip-off against the Bulls, LeBron ditched the car and rode his bike to work. There's a debate going on over whether the whole thing was staged for PR purposes, so it's worth mentioning that LeBron hosts an annual charity bike-a-thon in Akron. Also worth… » 1/30/12 2:25pm 1/30/12 2:25pm

Pasta-Based Terrorism Strikes Pittsburgh Marathon

Here in New York, someone tries to set off a bomb in Times Square, and life goes on a couple hours later. In Pittsburgh, they divert the marathon after finding a microwave with some noodles inside. [WTAE] » 5/02/10 4:00pm 5/02/10 4:00pm

If Cheating Were An Olympic Sport, China Would Take The Gold

A third of runners in the top 100 of a Chinese marathon were found to have cheated. Hiring impostors, hitching rides in cars — anything to better their chances of getting into college. » 1/24/10 2:15pm 1/24/10 2:15pm

Marathoners Never Trained (Get It?) For This

Simon Sawe had a commanding lead entering the final stretch of the Des Moines Marathon, when he was held up by a passing train. That's when the runner in 2nd caught up. Then the runner in 3rd... » 10/20/09 10:00pm 10/20/09 10:00pm

Run For Your Life At The Baltimore Marathon!

Today's Baltimore Marathon route passed with one block of 13 different crime scenes where city residents were murdered in 2009. Alphonce Yatich from Kenya and Iulia Arkhipova from Kyrgyzstan were the only survivors. [Baltimore Sun via Bob's Blitz] » 10/10/09 1:30pm 10/10/09 1:30pm