Meet Hillary Allen, gravel cyclist Nearly two years ago, ultrarunner Hillary Allen fell off a cliff, breaking 12 bones and tearing a ligament in her right foot. Doctors said she’d never run again, but Hillary proved them wrong. Now the endurance phenom has paired up with Skratch Labs to tackle a new sport in her
From chic to downright goofy, more running clubs and crews are turning running apparel into #streetstyle on the roads and trails. Running used to conjure images of dorky compression socks, blinding neon tracksuits, and powder pink everything labeled “women’s.” Elite running teams always shown up to races looking well-coordinated, but local run clubs and team
When my mother got off the sidelines, it shifted our relationship forever. My phone rings. I look at the clock and do a little math. She can’t be at the finish line yet. It’s too early to hear from her. “Mom, are you okay?” “I can’t do this. I’m at mile 11 on a hill,
Longer stride and quicker cadence don’t separate us from elite runners. Research suggests their biomechanics allow them to spend less time on the ground. Sure, they’re fitter and genetically gifted humans, but did you ever wonder what else contributes to the speed of the fastest runners? A study published in December in the European Journal
Hoka One One ultrarunner Jim Walmsley has broken the unofficial 50-mile World Record, clocking a time of 4:50:08. At an average of 5.48 per mile, that’s a mightily impressive (near) two marathons back-to-back in 2hrs 32mins. Competing as part of the HOKA Project Carbon X race in Sacramento, California, Walmsley sped across the fast and
There’s no rhyme or reason for what landed at the top of the charts, but all have beats to keep you running. If there’s a trend at work in this month’s top 10 list, it’s the lack of a trend. The picks are all over the place. So, if you’re looking for a few songs—or
Mother’s Day is coming fast. We’ve done the hard work for you and found the best presents for all the moms who love to run. Take a Hike This women’s-specific frame pack will allow you to explore the trails with your tot in tow. PHOTO: Scott DraperDeuter Kid Comfort Active SL Weighing in at less
When it comes to setting running goals, age is no barrier for this grandmother from Ohio. The day after a marathon, you won’t find Jeannie Rice kicking her feet up. Instead, you’ll find her doing what she does best: running. Rice, who lives in Mentor, Ohio, is too busy chasing records—and on Sunday at the
The Olympic champion dominated the Doha Diamond League race on Friday, just two days after losing an appeal to continue competing in her event without medically decreasing her testosterone level. On Friday in Doha, Caster Semenya made a statement before she ever said a word, winning her 30th consecutive 800-meter race by almost three seconds.
Nordgreen Philosopher watch£164 (Use code MENSRUNNING for 15% off) It’s a fact: runners are obsessed with time. From the moment you start to consider yourself a ‘runner’, your journey is measured in time. The less time you take for a run, the better you are getting. And so the love affair that runners have with
Genuine passion for what she does made her a home-improvement television favorite. Amid the boom of her high-profile career, one thing that’s helped keep her grounded—and sane—is running. This is the story about a woman who is unapologetically herself, who’s always gone after what she wants, and who knows exactly how to wield running for
Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya fought the sport’s policy that sought to curb women’s naturally occurring testosterone levels in order to compete. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday ruled that female athletes like Caster Semenya who have high levels of naturally occurring testosterone will have to suppress those levels in order to
The right tunes are essential for the increase in mileage this summer, so make your playlist now to get you through your next 26.2. What kind of beats do you need when the pace is hovering above a jog and nowhere near a sprint? Marathon training is going to kick in soon, so if you’re
Her 26.2-mile debut adds spice to the depth of U.S. women’s long-distance talent—and we should all take a moment to appreciate the era we’re witnessing. Maybe you’ve heard by now that on Sunday at the London Marathon, the U.S. welcomed yet another star at the distance: Emily Sisson, who finished in 2:23:08 for sixth place—in
No not those kinds of shots. We’re talking potent, non-alcoholic, 2-oz. drinks that improve digestion, boost immunity and increase your energy—all in one gulp. Many small drinks are on the market right now and some options might help runners avoid sickness, cut down on inflammation, or increase energy. We recommend the following four. Bottoms up!
Trust us, the 26.2-mile race on Sunday is totally worth the early wakeup call. The London Marathon always delivers a lot of drama. For starters, it’s where the women’s world records were set. On Sunday, the tradition continues, featuring the defending champion, the fastest woman to run 26.2 miles without male pacers, and two Americans
Denise Sauriol’s transparency about her struggles is part of what endears her to so many runners. Denise Sauriol calls herself the Marathon Whisperer. An audacious title, for sure, but one that seems fitting for this 51-year-old Chicago native. After all, Sauriol has completed an impressive 106 marathons, a tally that includes 28 Boston Marathon finishes.
Let your post-run feet breathe with the latest crop of comfy sandals. After a tough training session, most of us can’t wait to take off our running shoes. But then what? We found the best options for post-run sandals. Most Comfy Oofos Oolala Geo Sandal Oofos Oolala Geo SandalFeaturing super squishy foam, these sandals will
Take this quiz to find out how to normalize a midday run from your office. When the days are jam-packed and training time in short supply, sometimes a lunchtime run is the only way to get your day’s miles in. Midday runs have a lot of other benefits too—better visibility, warmer weather and a pick-me-up
This real-world update to Nike’s attention-grabbing Vaporfly 4% could be the answer to everyday runners’ prayers. Ask and you shall receive. While running shoes don’t exactly share the same weight as the sermon on the mount, the statement rings true with the announcement of Nike’s new ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%, an update to one of Nike’s