Tag: running

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Marathon Man

The strange case of Kip Litton, road race fraud.

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The Toughest Footrace in the World

100 miles, 24 hours.

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In Kenya, Running With Chinese Characteristics

The Chinese team heads to the home of elite running.

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Broken Stride

The death of a runner and the “ongoing culture war between fitness enthusiasts and automobiles.”

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Runner, Interrupted

What happens when a runner loses his feet?

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Bret, Unbroken

His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap thought just being able to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and survive on his own added up to a good enough life. Then he discovered running.

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White Boy

A high school runner is torn between championship meets and quality time with his drunk, racist father.

"It’s five thirty. Mom called Dad, but he’s not home. Must be on his way, she says. I nod. We’ve made this exchange a hundred times. I’m wearing a new camouflage t-shirt from the Army-Navy Surplus outlet. Mom bought it. You look like a little soldier, she says. I made her buy face paint too, but I’m saving that for the woods."

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Colorado's Most Amazing and Punishing (and Magical) Race

How a 100-mile footrace saved a beleaguered town.

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Debbie Heald Set an Important Record

A 16-year-old runner, her coach and the lasting memory of an improbable race.

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The Last Man Up

It was a 3-mile footrace. Thousands were in attendance. So how did Michael LeMaitre disappear?

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Slackers

On distance running and the art of exhaustion.

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Caballo Blanco’s Last Run: The Micah True Story

The search for a missing ultramarathoner in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness, and the life that lead him there.