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

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

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

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

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