The Running Novelist
On learning to jog.
On learning to jog.
Ahmaud Arbery went out for a jog and was gunned down in the street. How running fails Black America.
More than 40 years ago, pioneering author Jim Fixx’s best-selling book brought jogging to the masses, espousing its physical and emotional benefits. Now, those themes resonate more than ever with a homebound society.
After 20 years of long-distance competition, I ran my fastest. All it took was tech, training, and a new understanding of my life.
Can the king of ultrarunning conquer a race as short as the marathon?
An amateur sleuth tracks runners who cheat. But how far should he go?
Can a December marathon in Northern Maine, organized by an eccentric long-distance runner, make a difference to a former mill town?
The neck-and-neck race that electrified the 1982 Boston Marathon.
A lifelong runner is hit with a mysterious physical breakdown and forced to begin contemplating the end.
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.
The story of the 100-mile Barkley Marathons.
“What makes it so bad? No trail, for one. A cumulative elevation gain that’s nearly twice the height of Everest.”
The Tarahumara became famous for running incredibly long distances. In recent years, cartels have exploited their talents by forcing them to ferry drugs into America. Now they’re running for their lives.
In order to keep running, Tom White cut off his own leg.
He set a world record in the 100-yard dash as a teenager. He was mentored by Muhammad Ali and a man who orchestrated the largest bank embezzlement in U.S. history. He was homeless for part of his adult life before making a comeback at age 34. Throughout it all, Houston McTear was really, really fast.
An Indian boy ran 40 miles at age 4. Fame followed—and a custody battle.
A runner and her dog.
Andrea Duke is 36. She began running marathons competitively two years ago. She’s already qualified for the Olympic Trials.
Alberto Salazar is one of the most celebrated running coaches in the world. Is he also a cheater?
On Amaris Tyynismaa, the 14-year-old star runner who has Tourette’s.
Tracing the 3,339 miles the Canadian ran in 1980, on one good leg and one prosthetic limb.
A profile of a promising young runner.
The strange case of Kip Litton, road race fraud.
100 miles, 24 hours.
The Chinese team heads to the home of elite running.
The death of a runner and the “ongoing culture war between fitness enthusiasts and automobiles.”