Category Archives: People

How Strava Fame Became a Burden for Molly Seidel

Back in January 2018, the fitness app Strava got some unwanted publicity when its heatmap feature allegedly revealed the locations of covert military bases. Although there was no evidence that the safety of military personnel had been compromised, the media coverage at the time was damning. A Guardian article noted that the platform was potentially […]

Read More

How Kathryn Martin Staged a Record-Setting Comeback at 70

When Kathryn Martin stepped to the starting line on March 18 at the USA Track and Field Indoor Masters Championships, the feeling was familiar and foreign at the same time. Although her name appears next to 23 American age-group indoor and outdoor track records—11 of them world records—Martin, 70, hadn’t run around an oval in […]

Read More

Revealed: Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Was Hidden in This National Park

In the summer of 2020, the decade-long Forrest Fenn treasure hunt ended in a tangled mess of conspiracy theories, wild accusations, and protracted legal proceedings. Fenn wouldn’t say who found the treasure. Worse than that, he wouldn’t say where it had been hidden. For a treasure hunt that was supposed to be real-life Indiana Jones, […]

Read More

Tommy Rivs’ Cancer-Free Return to the Boston Marathon Was Beautiful

Alternating bouts of jogging and walking, Thomas Puzey—widely known as “Tommy Rivs” or simply “Rivs”—made his way along Boylston Street toward the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 18. Flashing a wide smile and waving to the crowd, the Arizona-based runner celebrated his return to the site of his fastest marathon. Five years […]

Read More

Runner Carolyn Su Creates Space for People of Color to Feel at Home in the Sport

The Limitless series is presented in partnership with Under Armour Like many runners, Carolyn Su was initially drawn to the sport as a form of exercise. Su was in college and had been struggling with an eating disorder. At the time, “I just needed to monitor calories in versus calories out,” she says. “It wasn’t […]

Read More

Camille Herron Will Run Her 100,000th Mile This Week

Sometime in the next few days, 40-year-old ultrarunner Camille Herron will become the youngest woman on record to log 100,000 miles in her running career. While there are no official records for such achievements, several sites, including 100K Lifetime Miles, keep honor-system accounts. And it’s hard to doubt her accuracy. Herron, who lives in Oklahoma, began tallying her […]

Read More