Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Sued For Exploiting Volunteers [Update]

Competitor Group, Inc., which owns the nationwide Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon series, has had a class-action suit brought against it for an alleged violation of federal and state labor practices. The plaintiff claims she and others across the country volunteered because they thought CGI was a… » 10/15/14 4:47pm 10/15/14 4:47pm

Female Runner Who Uses Nike+ to Draw Dicks Is an American Hero

Most runners I know who are not also liars acknowledge that running sucks much (okay, most) of the time. Usually, I deal with how much I hate it by complaining about it to people who really, truly do not care. But one San Francisco woman has channeled that love-hate relationship into something beautiful: using the… » 8/05/14 4:49pm 8/05/14 4:49pm

Counterpoint: I Will Run Wherever The Hell I Want To Run

Before dawn some five or six years ago, I shut the door to my Orlando-area non-Disney golf resort vacation destination villa, and set off on my usual Sunday long run. Having no intention of using the resort's three-quarter mile "fitness trail", I headed for the front gate, and began a search for a long, quiet road to… » 4/30/14 3:45pm 4/30/14 3:45pm

Do You Know These Runners? Because They're Probably Bastards.

Everyone wanted to be in the Boston Marathon this year, and the race actually expanded its field by more than a third, to 36,000, to accommodate everybody. But it still sold out, and then there's that pesky detail of having to pay. So four runners decided they'd find alternative means of entry, claiming finishing… » 4/24/14 4:41pm 4/24/14 4:41pm

Uganda Suspends Track Coach Who Told Girls "You Must Have Sex Or Give…

Peter Wemali, coach of the Ugandan national junior running team, has been suspended following allegations of systematic mental, physical and sexual child abuse. One anonymous runner — wait, let's call her what she is: a girl — spoke to the Daily Monitor, and the scene is predictably horrific: » 4/23/14 11:42am 4/23/14 11:42am

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

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

When A Famed Nike Coach Tried To Steal A Race, A Track Protest Was Born

The scene was unprecedented: seven runners walking off the track hand in hand, in quiet protest against their own governing body. The women had just run the 1,500-meter race at the U.S. indoor national championships on Feb. 23 in Albuquerque. The day before, the winner of the 3,000-meter race, Gabe Grunewald, had been… » 3/07/14 12:48pm 3/07/14 12:48pm