Dancing Hurdler Michelle Jenneke Is All Grown Up

It's been almost three years since the Internet discovered Michelle Jenneke. Then an 18-year-old Australian with a peculiar warm-up, she became the most famous fifth-place junior hurdler ever. » 1/12/15 11:55pm 1/12/15 11:55pm

Boston Selected As Sole U.S. Representative For Olympic Bid

According to the AP, Beantown has beaten out Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., to represent the U.S. in its bid for the 2024 Olympics. Our worst fears have been realized. » 1/08/15 7:00pm 1/08/15 7:00pm

How To Treat Your Vagina Before Your Next Race

If you're like me, you often wonder how exactly one cares for one's vagina the day before a race. What are potential pitfalls to avoid? What are some of the worst-case scenarios? Well, Runner's World's all-women's site Zelle is here to answer the age-old question. » 1/07/15 6:14am 1/07/15 6:14am

Skip Bulletproof Coffee And Just Take The Drugs

Even if you haven't heard of the Bulletproof Diet, you've probably heard of the drink, a mixture of melted butter and black coffee that adherents have in place of breakfast. But while founder Dave Asprey claims his diet and exercise regimen raised his IQ (12 points? More than 20? Who cares!), reduced his need for… » 1/05/15 6:00am 1/05/15 6:00am

Japan's Yuki Kawauchi finishes 2014 having run 14 marathons (11 of which were under 2:15:00) and 16 half marathons (12 of which were under 65:00). Oh, and a national record in the 50K. Check out his unbelievable year at Japan Running News. » 12/23/14 10:03am 12/23/14 10:03am

Philadelphia Hosts World's Shortest Running Event

Have you ever found yourself envious of all those races runners participate in, but are unwilling to actually run? Then Philadelphia (which, it should be noted, is the 14th-fattest city in the U.S.) has just the event for you. » 12/23/14 6:07am 12/23/14 6:07am

All The Dumbass Things Alan Abrahamson Said In His Piece Of Shit Op-Ed

Alan Abrahamson is an Olympic lackey at the highest level, the Peter King of the IOC, and one doesn't get to the top of the ass-kissing heap of five-ring propagandists by not knowing how to get along. But Abrahamson went from benign sycophant to unabashed Benedict Arnold when he took to his website to decry the loss… » 12/19/14 3:38pm 12/19/14 3:38pm

Hurdler Kristi Castlin Tells You How To Not Get Fat Over The Holidays 

Kristi Castlin is a very good hurdler. How good? The 26-year-old Atlanta native beat American record-holder Brianna Rollins in the 100-meter hurdlers in the spring, breaking Rollins' two-year winning streak. It came down to the thousandth of a second—Castlin's 12.571 seconds to Rollins' 12.576—and when the margin for… » 12/17/14 6:00am 12/17/14 6:00am

Hunters, Please Stop Shooting Runners

It's deer hunting season again, which means that runners across the country have begun fearing for their lives. Hunters, please stop shooting runners. » 12/15/14 6:00am 12/15/14 6:00am

Runners & Ibuprofen: No Benefit, Could Cause "Colonic Seepage"

If you're like me, one of the main goals during a run is to not shit yourself. But if you're like almost 70 percent of runners, you routinely pop a couple ibuprofen prior to a hard workout or a race as a preemptive strike against soreness. New research suggests you can't have it both ways. » 12/08/14 11:12am 12/08/14 11:12am

USA Track & Field Will Do Whatever It Damn Well Wants

It's been over nine months since Andrew Bumbalough, a spindly runner from Tennessee, was disqualified from the 2014 USA Indoor Championships after officials misidentified him for another athlete. On Friday evening, USA Track & Field's Board of Directors issued a statement that they had voted to reinstate the athlete's… » 12/08/14 6:31am 12/08/14 6:31am

Cincinnati Turkey Trot Finish Line Looted, Bagels Feared Lost

Last Thursday, thousands of people across the country participated in Turkey Trots before returning to their homes to eat turkey. Except in Cincinnati, Ohio, where participants at the Thanksgiving Day 10K Race stripped finish line refreshments like a biblical plague of locusts. » 12/03/14 7:10am 12/03/14 7:10am

Endurance Athletes May Soon Be Electrocuting Their Brains

What if, prior to Thursday's Turkey Trot, a few minutes hooked up to a 9-volt battery could have lowered your heart rate, increased your power, and made every mile feel easier? This is the promise of ongoing research on transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. And while the early test results are far from… » 11/29/14 6:17am 11/29/14 6:17am

Clif Cuts Ties With Some Of Its Most Infamous Climbers

On November 7, the rock climbing magazine Rock and Ice reported Clif Bar had cut five of its 20 sponsored climbers. It's not uncommon for companies like Clif to add and drop athletes, but this was different: the five it cut—Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Cedar Wright and Timmy O'Neill—are some of the most… » 11/27/14 6:31am 11/27/14 6:31am

Lance Armstrong Dropped Out Of A Beer Mile

With the Beer Mile World Championships rapidly approaching on December 3, interest in the event is peaking. Lance Armstrong, who probably doesn't have a lot to do these days, decided to give it a try. Surprisingly, one of the world's greatest athletes can't drink and run for shit. » 11/18/14 6:00am 11/18/14 6:00am

Kilian Jornet, the world's best ultrarunner, has a new goal: running up Mt. Everest. Without supplemental oxygen. From an unnamed village well below the traditional base camp. Discuss. » 11/17/14 5:48pm 11/17/14 5:48pm

Take One For The Team, Or Take The Money And Run?

On Sunday, Brian Shrader, a relative unknown, won the US National 12K Championship in Washington D.C., for which he earned a $20,000 prize. It's a big purse for running, but Shrader may not see a nickel of it. Why? Because of the NCAA. » 11/17/14 11:10am 11/17/14 11:10am

Germany To Make PED Use Punishable By Three Years In Jail

Depending on the sport, doping is viewed from negligible mistake (baseball) to mortal sin (any Olympic event). Germany, occasionally good at soccer, has thrown down the gauntlet to discourage performance-enhancing drug use by making it an imprisonable offense. » 11/11/14 3:27pm 11/11/14 3:27pm

If You Cheat In A Marathon, Try Not To Set A World Record

Tabatha Hamilton, a 31-year-old from Trenton, Ga., won the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon near the Tennessee/Georgia line on Saturday. But when officials took a closer look at her race the next day, something was off. » 11/11/14 6:48am 11/11/14 6:48am