The Running Novelist
On learning to jog.
On learning to jog.
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.
The neck-and-neck race that electrified the 1982 Boston Marathon.
Can a December marathon in Northern Maine, organized by an eccentric long-distance runner, make a difference to a former mill town?
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.”
What happens when a runner loses his feet?
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.
How a 100-mile footrace saved a beleaguered town.
A 16-year-old runner, her coach and the lasting memory of an improbable race.
It was a 3-mile footrace. Thousands were in attendance. So how did Michael LeMaitre disappear?
On distance running and the art of exhaustion.
The search for a missing ultramarathoner in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness, and the life that lead him there.
A Kenyan runner loses himself in Alaska.