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Edward Cheserek Is Still The King Of The Indoor Mile Edward Cheserek Is Still The King Of The Indoor Mile

Despite being one of the most dominant individual athletes in the history of college sports, Edward Cheserek only managed to break one collegiate record in his four years at Oregon: the indoor mile, where he ran a scintillating 3:52.01 last winter to not only set an NCAA standard but a new Kenyan one. Whenever you…

A Decade In Kenya Turned Two Teens From New Zealand Into World-Class Runners A Decade In Kenya Turned Two Teens From New Zealand Into World-Class Runners

The plan had seemed so simple when it was hatched in their mom’s basement. But as the plane was landing in Nairobi, the scabby ground growing closer, 18-year-old Zane leaned over to his twin brother and said, “Jake, what are we going to do?”

Secret Military Installations Apparently Revealed By Snitch-Ass Fitness Tracking App Secret Military Installations Apparently Revealed By Snitch-Ass Fitness Tracking App

The Washington Post has a story today headlined “U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like: U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging.

Ultrarunner Loses Titles After Investigation Shows He Won Them By Hiding In A Port-A-Potty Ultrarunner Loses Titles After Investigation Shows He Won Them By Hiding In A Port-A-Potty

Kelly Agnew is an accomplished ultrarunner who began taking on marathons and ultramarathons in 2011. Within a few years of starting, he completed the Leadville 100, the Rocky Raccoon 100-miler, and a few more prominent ultramarathons, before experiencing a breakthrough in 2013. Agnew finished second at the 2013 Pony…

Meet The Crazy New Yorkers Who Completed Five Triathlons In Five Days Meet The Crazy New Yorkers Who Completed Five Triathlons In Five Days

Why? That’s the first question people always ask. Why would you want to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112, and then run a marathon? Why would you do it five days in a row? Why would you plan the whole thing yourself? In the five boroughs? In the middle of June?

What The World's Most Famous Amateur Can Teach Pro Runners What The World's Most Famous Amateur Can Teach Pro Runners

At just 30 years old, Yuki Kawauchi is in a distance running category of his own. As of January 1, he has run the most sub-2:20 marathons of anyone, ever—76. He’s also run the most sub-2:12 marathons of anyone, ever—25. Kawauchi—one guy—has run more sub-2:10 marathons since 2011 than the whole United States put…

Camille Herron Destroys 100-Mile Run World Record By Over An Hour Camille Herron Destroys 100-Mile Run World Record By Over An Hour

A marathon is a brutal, exhausting thing to do to your body. Running four marathons back-to-back-to-back-to-back is an exponentially more ruinous endeavor, and even the very best at one of the most physically extreme sports in the world don’t get by without destroying themselves. Ultramarathoners regularly report…

Diane Nukuri's Long Run To Freedom Diane Nukuri's Long Run To Freedom

“My brother used to cover for me, and tell my mom I was visiting my grandma when I was out running,” says Diane Nukuri. “But people in the village would tell on me—‘I saw your daughter running. Such a shame.’”

The Mad Pooper Is Not Alone: Your Best Stories Of Crapping On The Run The Mad Pooper Is Not Alone: Your Best Stories Of Crapping On The Run

A jogger known as the Mad Pooper has caused an uproar across Colorado Springs with the public turds that she’s been dropping in and around one family’s yard, and allegedly a few other places too. Colorado Springs police are on the case, although a particularly exasperated public information officer told me Wednesday…

A Jogger Dubbed The "Mad Pooper" Is Terrorizing Colorado Springs A Jogger Dubbed The "Mad Pooper" Is Terrorizing Colorado Springs

There’s no use trying to skirt around this, so let’s cut straight to the chase: A Colorado Springs woman has been taking big craps in front of someone’s house for a few weeks now. They’re calling her the Mad Pooper and she won’t stop. The cops are involved. It appears to be some sort of revenge pooping. I hope you…

Why Running Sometimes Makes You Shit Blood Why Running Sometimes Makes You Shit Blood

Welcome to Meat Sack, a guide to sports-related body horror. Today’s column is about bloody shits.

The Normal Person's Guide To Training For A Marathon The Normal Person's Guide To Training For A Marathon

So you signed up for a marathon. Good for you! Whether it was a bet, bucket-list item, or impulse decision you’re now regretting—that date is looming on the calendar. Runners on the whole are an annoying lot and they’ll take any chance they get to tell you how to train for a marathon (or boringly recount every mile of…

Track Athlete Blamed "Frequent And Passionate" Kissing For Failed Drug Test  Track Athlete Blamed "Frequent And Passionate" Kissing For Failed Drug Test 

In June, an independent arbitrator cleared U.S. track athlete Gil Roberts of wrongdoing after he tested positive for a banned substance in March, though few details of the case were made public. Now, thankfully, the USADA has released the report in all its glory for our collective enjoyment and knowledge.

Bouldering Is A Good Sport Bouldering Is A Good Sport

Working out is boring.

How Up-And-Coming Runner Hannah Fields Found Her Groove How Up-And-Coming Runner Hannah Fields Found Her Groove

Carolyn Helker’s daughter, Hannah, is quite competitive. She gets that from her father, Eddy. When Hannah was young, her dad coached her soccer team and challenged the kids to juggle a soccer ball 100 times. Knob-kneed and determined, Hannah did it. Then he sweetened the deal, saying he’d pay anyone who could juggle…

The Curious Case Of Ajee Wilson's Positive Drug Test The Curious Case Of Ajee Wilson's Positive Drug Test

Indoor American 800-meter record holder Ajee Wilson was stripped of that record for testing positive for zeranol, a prohibited substance that’s listed under Anabolic Agents. But according to USADA, Wilson will not serve a suspension because it was determined the source of the zeranol was beef that had been raised with…

French Fitness Blogger Dies In Freak Whipped Cream Canister Accident French Fitness Blogger Dies In Freak Whipped Cream Canister Accident

French fitness blogger and Instagram user Rebecca Burger died Sunday after a pressurized whipped cream canister exploded and struck her in the chest, according to a statement from her family.

According To Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump Jr. Is A World-Class CrossFit Athlete According To Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump Jr. Is A World-Class CrossFit Athlete

CrossFit is a program dedicated to its rituals. The intense, pan-disciplinary workout regimen practiced by thousands of Americans in WODKILLA t-shirts maintains a healthy competitive scene, and practitioners routinely compete in segmented workouts. One such workout is known as the Murph. It’s named after Navy SEAL…

52 Years Ago Today, Jim Ryun Ran The Fastest Mile In An All-High School Race 52 Years Ago Today, Jim Ryun Ran The Fastest Mile In An All-High School Race

Fifty-two years ago today, Kansas held its state championship track meet. One of the runners who toed the starting line that day was Jim Ryun. By 1965, though, Ryun was already famous. The year before, he’d become the first high schooler to break four minutes in the mile. That summer, he competed in the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic Champion In 100m Hurdles Suspended For Year Due To Scheduling Snafus Olympic Champion In 100m Hurdles Suspended For Year Due To Scheduling Snafus

Last summer in Rio, Brianna Rollins led an American sweep of the 100-meter hurdles, winning the gold in 12.48 seconds. Yesterday, an arbitration panel handed her a year-long drug ban—even though she never tested positive for any banned substances. She’ll miss the entire outdoor season this year.

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