The modern marathon distance comes from the 1908 London Olympics.
The story behind the marathon is more complicated than it seems.
Springy soles, stiffer shoes, lightweight materials. When does shoe design give some runners an unfair advantage?
Running shoes with springs in the soles have been touted as the next big thing in shoe design. But they won't turn a weekend warrior into an Olympian.
Race against the clock.
Who's really running this famous race?
Landing your feet quietly may help prevent running injuries.
Do you land on your heel or forefoot when running? Listening to your technique might give you a clue and reduce your chances of injury.
Unravelling the common assumption that runners from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have a natural advantage.
Jogging is the ultimate urban sport: accessible, affordable and very, very good for you.
Bolting past the finish line.
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In order to become a better runner, you need to consider these factors first.
Different is OK.
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Research on distance runners reveals evidence of a large sex difference in competitiveness.
World record holder – but for how long?
This fall Dennis Kimetto set a new world record in the marathon, clocking 2:02:57 at Berlin. He is the first man to run those 26.2 miles in under 2:03 and his time sparked speculation about when the two-hour…
Mo Farah ‘tip toeing’ last year.
There's so much information out there on how to run, but here's the best way to do it long distance.