Prayer Is The Only Thing That Can Save The Ryan Hall Documentary

The 41st Day, filmmaker Tim Jeffreys' documentary chronicling U.S. marathoner Ryan Hall's late, great career, updated its Kickstarter page today. More than two years after it exceeded its fundraising goal and collected more than $57,000, the film is not yet finished. And no, there is no end in sight. » 7/16/14 6:27pm 7/16/14 6:27pm

Runner Struck In The Head By Lightning, Finishes Third

Over the weekend the Hardrock 100 ultramarathon wound its way through the mountains around Silverton, Colo. The men's winner set a course record. But more impressive or stupid or mind-boggling was that the third-place finisher, Adam Campbell of Canada, was struck by lightning. In the head. And then he kept running. » 7/14/14 11:49am 7/14/14 11:49am

Bill Hillmann: I Got Gored By A Fucking Bull

On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann was gored while running with the bulls in Pamplona. A journalist, novelist, and former boxer, Bill and I have known each other since our time at Columbia College Chicago, where even then he was recognized for his frontline reportage, some of which has since appeared around these parts.… » 7/10/14 6:00am 7/10/14 6:00am

How A Race's Pursuit Of World Records Screwed Women Out Of Prize Money

This Saturday, the fastest men in the world will assemble in Kingsport, Tenn., to compete for a $15,008 payday. But it's only the men—the fastest women in the world don't compete. The fastest women in the world don't even show up, because at the Crazy 8s race, it pays to be a man, but there is no prize money for a… » 7/09/14 6:00am 7/09/14 6:00am