Relay Runner Crashes Marathon Finish Line, Snaps Tape Ahead Of Winner

Shitaye Gemechu won the Dallas Marathon this weekend, but she did not get a chance to snap the tape at the finish line. That's because right as she reached the finish, a 51-year-old runner named Janice Moore came out of nowhere and was like, "Nah, this tape's mine." » 12/15/14 4:44pm 12/15/14 4:44pm

Baltimore Marathon Is Very Specific About Which Cheers You Should Yell

If you plan on going to the Baltimore Running Festival on Oct. 18 and cheer for the runners, slow down, hotshot. There are a few things you should learn so you know how to clap and chant properly. Take a peek at the website: » 10/15/14 3:40pm 10/15/14 3:40pm

How Close Are We To A Two-Hour Marathon?

On Sunday, from the moment 30-year-old Dennis Kimetto breasted the tape at the Berlin Marathon at 2:02:57 to set a new world record by 26 seconds, conversation in certain circles turned to what this meant for the assault on a sub-two-hour marathon. » 10/03/14 4:23pm 10/03/14 4:23pm

Inching Towards 2 Hours: The Marathon WR Just Dropped to 2:02

On a beautiful day for running in Berlin, Dennis Kimetto won his second major marathon title and locked up the World Marathon Majors prize. Oh, and he also became the first human to break 2:03. That's 4:42 per mile for 26 miles. » 9/28/14 5:13am 9/28/14 5:13am

Get Bent: I Watched The Simpsons Marathon For 24 Hours Straight

I wasn't allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up. It wasn't until I was 10 or so that my parents let my sister and I watch a single episode, and then only because they'd heard it had some kind of moral: "Bart learns a lesson," something along those lines. I remember the exact episode: "Radio Bart," season 3,… » 8/26/14 10:37am 8/26/14 10:37am

More Gimmicks The Simpsons Should Consider

The longest marathon in TV history is just one of several stunts The Simpsons has launched following April's revelation of record-low ratings. For starters, there was the recent Lego episode; next season, we'll get a Family Guy crossover and an episode where a character will be killed off. But why stop there? » 8/22/14 3:12pm 8/22/14 3:12pm

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That there exists a spot in the space-time continuum in which it is always Friday? That there are free refills on all Slushes™ excluding Red Bull® branded items?… » 7/18/14 9:05am 7/18/14 9:05am

British Man Running Marathon With Giant Teddy Bear

When John Alway completes the Haywards Heath leg of the Mid Sussex Marathon (UK) this morning, a huge weight will be lifted from his shoulders. No, not the weight of running in a marathon: a giant, stinky teddy bear. » 5/04/14 7:48am 5/04/14 7:48am

Why Races Are Better Without Pacers

Did you not holler at the screen when wraith-like Meb struck out on his own only eight miles into the Boston Marathon? No! Don't do it man! And when loping Wilson Chebet (Finally! Idiot! Why did you wait so long?) closed to within six seconds—almost touchable—could you not, like Meb, feel the Kenyan's breath on the… » 4/28/14 6:44pm 4/28/14 6:44pm

Boston Hangover: A Sobering Preview Of The Next US Olympic Marathon Team

If Meb's intoxicating win in Boston yesterday has you buzzed enough to believe that the US is back on top of the marathon world, you'd better grab some Tylenol: Our three best prospects for the 2016 Olympics are a 41-year old and two guys who have never run a marathon. » 4/22/14 10:45am 4/22/14 10:45am

The Terrifying Hell A Marathon Inflicts On The Human Body

The 118th annual Boston Marathon is about to get underway, and like any marathon, it will be an incredible physical tax on all of its participants. There will be heart trauma, organ damage, blood pissing, unspeakable chaffing—and those are the baseline. Below, read Dr. Matt McCarthy's explanation from this past… » 4/21/14 8:43am 4/21/14 8:43am

How The Boston Marathon Went Pro And Outran The Myth Of Amateurism

Bill Rodgers, 66 and still frisky, strained a hamstring back in January but it's getting better. When we spoke earlier this month, he was thinking he could run/walk Monday's Boston Marathon. "I'm toying with the idear," he said in Bostonese. » 4/20/14 5:00pm 4/20/14 5:00pm

Meet An Elite: Shalane Flanagan

Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. Today's elite: Shalane Flanagan. » 4/20/14 2:53pm 4/20/14 2:53pm

Boston Without Barriers: The Marathon Then And Now

Part of the appeal of marathons is their inclusive nature, the way they're accessible to both runners and spectators. It's a sport of the people, the steaming rabble, those straining sinew flinging their sweat onto those shouldering closer to holler or hold out a crushed and sloshing cup of water. Salty skin touches… » 4/18/14 2:51pm 4/18/14 2:51pm

Meet An Elite: Micah Kogo

Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. This morning's elite: Micah Kogo. » 4/18/14 9:29am 4/18/14 9:29am

Meet An Elite: Meb Keflezighi

Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. Today's elite: Meb Keflezighi. » 4/17/14 12:17pm 4/17/14 12:17pm

Meet An Elite: Ryan Hall

Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. This afternoon's elite: Ryan Hall. » 4/16/14 1:52pm 4/16/14 1:52pm

Meet An Elite: Lelisa Desisa

Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. This morning's elite: Lelisa Desisa. » 4/16/14 9:32am 4/16/14 9:32am

Meet An Elite: Gebre Gebremariam

Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. Today's elite: Gebre Gebremariam. » 4/15/14 10:05am 4/15/14 10:05am