Sharon Gayter’s closely monitored world record reveals insights on marathon fueling, pacing, and strategy
The ultrarunning multi-world-record holder talks about sustaining longevity and the biggest thrill of her illustrious career
The legendary naturalist-ultrarunner discusses his highs and lows over decades of training, running a 50K at age 81 after a car accident, and what comes next
New big-data study digs into hitting the wall in the marathon, revealing who is most likely to crash, when, and how much it will cost you.
The Olympic medalist turned coach didn’t have time to fully prepare and almost burned out mid-quest. Here’s how she adapted and finished strong.
The historic fall running of the Boston Marathon will place it alongside the 100th in 1996 and Boston Strong in 2014 as most memorable.
Jeannie Rice was among headliners in the Age Group World Championships at the London Marathon. She shares how she's faster in her 70s than she was in her 60s.
In large population studies, glucosamine-chondroitin, long taken to ease runners' joints, is linked to greater longevity.
Taking walk breaks during your runs is a proven method to go farther with less risk, whether you’re a beginner or an elite runner.
Meet Bernd Heinrich, naturalist, author, and ultra runner. He lives off the grid, climbs trees with great glee, and can still run hard at 81.
Endurance-science experts explain the world record holder’s incredible marathon dominance
Two studies analyzed 7 years of training done by Olympic gold medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen and his two stellar siblings. Here's what the researchers found.
Here's how the septuagenarian has trained his body and mind to face the challenges of the WS-100's difficult course and expected blistering heat.
Webb talks with us as he takes aim at Grandma's Marathon, fresh off a 1:13 half marathon after using pandemic time to redefine his physique.
World Athletics looked into eight years of performance improvements, and some crazy statisticians from Cornell reviewed thousands of web photos — and they have numbers.
The former Wired editor, now CEO of The Atlantic, Nicholas Thompson is busier — and faster — than ever at 45. Here's how the new age-group American 50K record-holder does it.
Just in time for summer, a new paper outlines everything an endurance athlete should know to stay safe and race strong in sweltering heat.
The hype of HIT has been around for years. Now we can also see the limitations. Here are nine rules for runners to use high intensity training productively.
The author of Out of Thin Air lived and trained with Ethiopian distance runners for 15 months and gives us an insider look at their lifestyle and culture.
Youth running popularity is growing, and while experts find no major issues, girls face higher health risks.
Physiology journal report reveals how lifetime sub 3-hour marathoners declined less than 7 percent per decade.
A new science paper explores the subject at great depth, and concludes that it's possible, but not likely.
Key workouts and training strategies that helped Nick Willis run a sub-4:00 mile 19 years in a row, Steve Spence sub-5:00 for 43 years, and Harry Nolan sub-6:00 for 57 years.
Irene Davis and Daniel Lieberman explain their views on how to reduce running injuries.
The big data report is based on Fitbit-like measurements, not dubious questionnaires.
Martin used modest mileage and impressive lactate-threshold workouts to run the fastest marathon ever for a U.S.-born African American, 2:11:05.
Marathoners ran 1-2% faster in super shoes and women benefited more than men in analysis of four World Marathon Majors.
He's not a household name in running, but Hehir has been training hard for a decade, and getting better at longer distances. Here's how he prepared for and executed his 2:08:59.
Little known before this year, D’Amato, 36, has been setting records since June and tells how she trains and races.
Albertson got faster when he decided that “running is easy.” After placing 7th in the Marathon Trials, he's done some crazy training this fall and now he’s aiming for a 2:09.
Spence was ready to give up on the marathon. Until he turned his training upside down.
Most similar research focused on one or two subjects; this paper looked at many more, including Eliud Kipchoge.
Tracking what successful marathoners actually do reveals new optimal training patterns of hard weeks and easy weeks.
Spangler says a balanced training program with key confidence-building workouts, a more relaxed mental approach, and a “finely tuned taper” carried her to victory in the 1996 Olympic Marathon Trials.
After Sara Hall's second-place finish in the London Marathon, her coach (and husband) Ryan Hall discusses the ups and downs of the last year — indeed, of their entire careers.
By measuring biomechanical stress, you may be able to reduce injuries and improve training and racing, says a new paper.
The legendary Adams State coach produced decades of great runners by fully investing himself in their goals.
With most marathons canceled, Miller had to organize his own race to run a sub-3-hour marathon in the 2020s, his sixth decade under the mark.
Kastor ran a masters marathon record by using “roller coaster” training, a smart taper, and practicing mental toughness and positivity.
A brief history leading to the World Athletics' ruling setting limits on the Nike Vaporfly and similar shoes — and where we are now.
Rod Dixon won the 1983 NYC Marathon by focusing on periodization, recovery, balanced training, and a little beer.
But do they work to improve endurance performance? The evidence, so far, is mixed.
Practical advice on running and your immune system straight from the world’s leading exercise-immunity researcher.
Here’s how Rainsberger set a personal best to win the 1989 Chicago Marathon.
Here's how Gene Dykes ran a 2:54 marathon at age 70.
Australian researchers confirmed results of a previous trial finding that endurance athletes seem to train and race best on high-carb diets.
Study shows faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners.
New research supports what many runners do naturally, instead of the conventional wisdom that you should stay upright.
Tommy Hughes ran a world age-record last October. Here are his 12 keys to marathon success
The coaches of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team runners are unusually diverse, but they all know how to get a runner in peak marathon shape. Here’s how they did it.
Running can give you a longer life, better sleep, improved immunity, mood and more—it’s even good for your knees and lower back.
Riley, toughened on 120-mile weeks and 18-mile progression runs in Boulder, kept telling himself during the Trials, "There's no next time."
From the first in 1968 to the most-recent in 2016, a half-dozen U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials have stood out—and provide lessons for every runner.
NCAA DII Grand Valley State University is dominant in their division and produced a disproportionate number of runners going to Atlanta. Here’s how.
To stay healthy and fast as a master, consider tempering your long runs, but keep hitting the hills and tempo runs.
New rules appear to be a broadside against Kipchoge's Nike Alphafly, and leave lots of outstanding questions about the Trials and Tokyo.
Results! We want data. What did the side-by-side Vaporfly/Adios treadmill test show? We found the answers.
Marathoners who have run sub-3 for 5 decades reflect the high end of human fitness and health, achieved through consistent, lifelong exercise.
How Antonio Arreola and Steve Schmidt became the first runners to break 3 hours in the marathon over 6 consecutive decades.
Runners aiming for a sixth decade of sub-3-hour marathons all have a favorite test run to probe their readiness and build their confidence.
Practical advice on staying in the game from runners attempting a sixth-straight decade of sub-3:00 marathon finishes.
How a few tough men—and one woman—have run a marathon under 3 hours in every decade since the '70s, and counting.
Researchers in London found even low key marathon training reduced "vascular age" by four years.
Iain Mickle ran under 3 hours at the Cal International Marathon… more than 42 years after his first sub-3.
Everett Hackett is looking for a last-minute Olympic Trials qualifier, bringing new shoes and new training approaches to the California International Marathon.
9 training principles and one key race strategy led to his breakthrough marathon—and can work for you.
Today Jared Ward finished sixth, improving his New York best by almost two minutes. Next stop: the U.S. Marathon Trials in February
Sara Hall and Jared Ward both focus on: "Run the mile you're in."
Coach Ryan Hall describes Sara Hall's training and strategy in running two marathons five weeks apart—in preparation for the Olympic Trials Marathon.
Before we ban super shoes, we should also be considering if they could reduce injuries.
Runners seeking records have always turned to pacers and fast shoes. A veteran observer of the sport offers perspective on last weekend’s marathon fireworks.
Bekele’s manager, Jos Hermens, talks candidly about how the champion prepared since May for his comeback performance, plus Kipchoge's chances for a 1:59.
A new study presents the best strategies to reduce glycogen depletion, low blood sugar, dehydration, central fatigue, muscle damage, and heat illness in hot weather.
A new study indicates that increasing your cadence from 170 to 180/minute can improve your efficiency and performance potential.
A new study shows the inflammation-reducing supplement might benefit the heart as well as joints.
Saucony-sponsored Ward doesn’t want to be at a racing disadvantage against the Nike Vaporfly 4%, so he’s fighting back with laboratory testing and statistical analysis.
A new study confirms that outdoor exercise is good for you, and quantifies how much you need.
A dozen well-known running writers describe how running helps inspire ideas and shape their articles and books.
Have You Ever Considered Running In 13 Countries In One Day? Probably not. But Josh Sanders did. And then he tried it. With 15 friends.
Roger Robinson’s 'When Running Made History' sets a new standard for books about the sport