So you signed up for a marathon. Good for you! Whether it was a bet, bucket-list item, or impulse decision you’re now regretting—that date is looming on the calendar. Runners on the whole are an annoying lot and they’ll take any chance they get to tell you how to train for a marathon (or boringly recount every mile of…
The Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon came to a halt Sunday when a train in Allentown, Pa., blocked off the course, bringing runners, personal records, and paces to a standstill.
And the winner of yesterday’s London Marathon is...this fucker:
Kenyan Caroline Rotich battled with Mare Dibaba over the last quarter mile to reach the finish steps ahead of the Ethiopian to win the Boston Marathon with an unofficial time of 2:24:55. Dibaba crossed the line just four seconds later. The full-out sprint made for the sixth-closest women’s finish in history.
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…
It's the last part of the tongue-twisting "Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research" that's sticking in the craw of copy editor, writer and avid marathoner R.L. Bynum. The phrase "benefiting The V Foundation" is part of the event's name: it's…
Not only is the Qatari government killing scores of (let’s not mince words) slaves in order to build the infrastructure necessary to host the 2022 World Cup, it also forced a bunch of them to participate in a state-sponsored “megamarathon” in an attempt to set a dopey Guinness World Record. Many of the laborers were…
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."
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:
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.
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.
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,…
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?
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.
If you're like me, 90% of the people you follow on Twitter are elite runners, most of whom are kind enough not to post anything halfway interesting. So you can imagine the delight when I fired up the old iPhone last night and saw the following at the top of my feed:
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…
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.
[Meb Keflezighi celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon. AP Photo/Charles Krupa.]