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Category Archives: Marathon

I Made Empanadas While Running the Most Productive Half-Marathon of My Life

Someone once told me that every runner, at some point, confronts the urge to run a half-marathon, broken up into smaller segments over the course of an entire day, without leaving their own neighborhood. OK, that’s not true at all—nobody ever said that. But I did exactly that last weekend, because of a YouTube video, […]

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How Fast Can a Pro Cyclist Run a Marathon?

As Eliud Kipchoge and a group of some of the world’s fastest runners assemble at the starting line for the Berlin Marathon on September 25, professional cyclist Freddy Ovett will lace up a pair of Adizero Adios Pro 2 racing shoes a few starting waves behind them and give it a go. Ovett won’t be […]

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10 Things You Should Know about the 2023 Boston Marathon

The 2023 Boston Marathon is still months away, but excitement is already brewing for the April 17 race. Registration closed on September 16 and the age-group field and charity fields will be announced by about the first week of October. After that, training, fundraising and various planning details will begin in earnest for the 127th […]

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To Anyone With Long Miles Ahead: This Running Shoe Is for You

If the path to better involves “more,” then the Under Armour HOVR Machina 3 delivers. The third generation of the shoe that changed the game for high-mileage runners is the “more” of everything that runners love: more cushioning, more energy return, and more protection. At the end of the day, what do these upgrades translate […]

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Drafting Isn’t Just for Elite Marathoners

The numbers have been out there for decades. Drafting behind another runner, the data suggests, could save an elite marathoner as much as six minutes. It’s scarcely believable—which is probably why most of us don’t really believe it. After all, the most famous and influential study on drafting in runners, published back in 1970 by […]

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Mo Farah Opens Up About His Tortured Past

Running fans may remember the moment, back in 2017, when Mo Farah, arguably the most decorated distance athlete ever to grace the track, announced that, from now on, he would be going by his full name: Mohamed. The decision came as he was preparing to retire from racing on the oval to shift his attention […]

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Marathon Time

A few years ago, Nike-sponsored runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher publicly revealed the extent to which their pay had been slashed when they got pregnant. Allyson Felix followed up with the story of how Nike had offered her a contract with a 70 percent reduction in pay after she got pregnant. “Getting pregnant,” former […]

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Lessons from 10 Marathons Run in 10 Days on a Lab Treadmill

In November 2017, Sharon Gayter, a 54-year-old British ultrarunner, completed ten marathons in ten days on a treadmill, with a combined time of 43 hours 51 minutes 39 seconds, breaking the former Guinness World Record by more than two hours. What’s important about Gayter’s feat now—besides being an impressive mark that still stands—is that she […]

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