High School Runner Breaks Leg, Crawls To Finish

Connor Callihan, a high school student in Asheville, N.C., had been feeling pain in his lower leg all weekend, but he thought it was probably nothing. And so the junior went out to compete in the Mountain Athletic Conference championships on Monday, where just before the finish his tibia snapped in three places,… » 10/16/14 6:01am 10/16/14 6:01am

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Sued For Exploiting Volunteers [Update]

Competitor Group, Inc., which owns the nationwide Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon series, has had a class-action suit brought against it for an alleged violation of federal and state labor practices. The plaintiff claims she and others across the country volunteered because they thought CGI was a… » 10/15/14 3:06pm 10/15/14 3:06pm

U.S. Champ Tyler Pennel Tells You How To Not Fuck Up Your First Marathon

Prior to Sunday, Tyler Pennel had never run a marathon. In fact, to prepare for 26.2 miles, the farthest the 26-year-old North Carolina resident had run was 23 miles in training. Didn't matter. Against some of the best (and almost certainly more experienced) runners in the country, Pennel didn't flinch or stumble in… » 10/10/14 6:12am 10/10/14 6:12am

IAAF, IOC: Indian Woman Not Woman Enough To Compete In Track

Approaching the 2014 Commonwealth Games in July, India announced that it had pared the provisional list of its national track and field team from 41 to 32. Six of the athletes cut were from the men's 4-by-100 relay team, which was complete crap; another was a controversial triple jumper. But only after prodding by the… » 10/07/14 10:40am 10/07/14 10:40am

Paleo Diet Metastasizes Into Paleo Life

No grains. No starches. No refined sugar or dairy or coffee. With the Paleo Diet, it's all fruits and meat and nuts, and sometimes an herbal tea. But as the New York Times observes, proponents of the diet have morphed their new eating patterns into an entire lifestyle, and that lifestyle has birthed a cottage… » 9/24/14 10:20am 9/24/14 10:20am

Rejoice: Hallucinating, Cop-Punching Laxbro Lands New College Team

Last year, Charley Gargano had a bad trip. The former Marquette lacrosse player dropped acid, wandered around in his boxers and socks, and proceeded to punch a lady-cop in the face before being pepper-sprayed, arrested, and charged with a felony and assorted misdemeanors. » 9/17/14 5:58am 9/17/14 5:58am