The World’s First Women’s Only Race, 50 Years Later

Julianne Grace “felt like a spectacle” when she lined up for her first New York Mini in 1975. Now she’s joined by her daughter and granddaughters.

#new-york-road-runners-club, #running, #women-and-girls

How I Learned to Love Finishing Last

In a sport that rewards speed, sometimes it’s healthier to be the tortoise than to be the hare.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #exercise, #marathon-running, #psychology-and-psychologists, #running

These 90-Year-Old Runners Have Some Advice for You

Runners at the National Senior Games in Miramar, Fla., competed in events ranging from the 50 meters to 1,500 meters. Their secret? “You’ve got to keep moving.”

#fort-lauderdale-fla, #running, #track-and-field

At the Top of His Sport, Joseph Gray is Focused the Next Generation of Black Athletes

Joseph Gray is the most decorated American mountain runner. As the lone Black runner at the top, he wants to help diversify the field.

#content-type-personal-profile, #race-and-ethnicity, #running

How to Get Back Into Running After a Long Break

Whether you’re lacing up your running shoes after a few months or a few years, follow these tips to avoid injury and frustration.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #lactic-acid, #muscles, #physical-therapy, #running, #sneakers, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

‘Nonbinary Runners Have Been Here the Whole Time’

In the past year, road races have debuted a nonbinary category, typically with around two dozen or fewer such competitors at each event.

#brooklyn-marathon, #gender, #running, #transgender-and-transsexuals

He Ran Marathons in Prison. Boston’s Was Easier.

Markelle Taylor started running as an antidote to despair. This week he ran the Boston Marathon as a free man, with a time of 2:52:00.

#boston-marathon, #content-type-personal-profile, #marathon-running, #running

Boston Marathon: Natasha Wodak and Malindi Elmore Make Their Debuts

After taking breaks from the sport, Natasha Wodak, 40, and Malindi Elmore, 42, expect to be in the mix among the elites at the Boston Marathon.

#boston-marathon, #marathon-running, #olympic-games-2020, #running

Benson Kipruto Eyes Another Boston Marathon Win

Competitive running was a fallback career for the Kenyan. Now he is aiming for back-to-back Boston Marathon wins.

#boston-marathon, #kipruto-benson, #running

Central Park Has a New “Fastest Known Time”

Oz Pearlman, better known as Oz the Mentalist, ran 19 loops of Central Park — 116 miles — in a single day.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #records-and-achievements, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Boston Marathon’s Real Challenge? Going Downhill.

The uphill sections generally get all the attention on the Boston Marathon course. But the route is what is known as a “net downhill” race.

#boston-mass, #boston-athletic-assn, #boston-marathon, #content-type-service, #running

Nutrition for Runners: Your Questions, Answered

What’s the real benefit in refueling soon after a run? Can eating mid-run help speed recovery? Your nutrition questions, answered.

#diet-and-nutrition, #food, #marathon-running, #running

Endless Loops and Shattered Records: ‘This Is Pure Ultrarunning’

Aleksandr Sorokin’s latest 100-mile world record, set on a looped course in Tel Aviv, is part of a recent revival in road and track ultrarunning.

#records-and-achievements, #running

Just Weeks After Fleeing Ukraine, Woman Wins Jerusalem Marathon

Valentyna Vereteska fled from Mykolaiv, Ukraine, to Poland with her 11-year-old daughter a month ago.

#jerusalem-israel, #krakow-poland, #marathon-running, #mykolaiv-ukraine, #poland, #running, #ukraine

Running Stars Are Racing in New York City, and It’s Not the Marathon

The New York City Half Marathon is scheduled to be run on Sunday for the first time in three years, and a number of prominent names will be at the starting line.

#hall-sara, #linden-desiree-1983, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-half-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running, #rupp-galen, #true-ben-1985

’Magic Could Happen’ as Newbury Park Milers Seek a Record

The star milers of Newbury Park High School are getting a crash course in celebrity as they seek to crush a record. Catch them if you can. (You can’t.)

#brosnan-sean-track-coach, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #interscholastic-athletics, #newbury-park-high-school-newbury-park-calif, #running, #sahlman-aaron, #sahlman-colin, #track-and-field, #young-leo-2005, #young-lex-2005

Your Running Injury Questions, Answered

How can you avoid overuse injuries? Can you run through upper body pain? What kind of cross-training is the most efficient? Your injury questions, answered.

#marathon-running, #physical-therapy, #running, #sports-injuries

Runners in Arizona Are Abuzz Over a Controversy Involving Poop

An Arizona high school track is restricting access to the elite runners who flock there to train — and possibly use it as a bathroom.

#arizona, #education-k-12, #flagstaff-ariz, #running, #sedona-ariz, #seidel-molly-1994, #track-and-field

How to Get Out of Bed and Start Running: Win the ‘Hero’s Minute’

How do you take that first step out the door? What’s the best way to approach a big running goal? Your training questions, answered.

#content-type-service, #psychology-and-psychologists, #running

Heather MacLean is Back on Track at the Millrose Games

For many 2020 Olympians, the return to competition comes after an inevitable post-Olympic question: What’s next?

#millrose-games, #olympic-games-2020, #running, #track-and-field

Keira D’Amato and Sara Hall Set New American Marathon Records

On Sunday, two mothers in their late 30s set new American records in the marathon and the half marathon. It’s a sign of things to come.

#damato-keira-1984, #hall-sara, #houston-tex, #marathon-running, #records-and-achievements, #running

Here Are Some Running Resolutions from Experts

We’re speaking with experts about how to have your best year of running. This week, we hear from a nutritionist and a running coach.

#atlanta-track-club, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #running, #yoder-begley-amy

Making Your Running Resolution Stick

We’re speaking with experts about how to have your best year of running. This week, we hear from a physical therapist and a clinical psychologist.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #running

The Rise of the Running Streak

Streaking has become an increasingly popular phenomenon within running circles. Whether running one mile a day, or 20, streakers push for consistency.

#running, #ultramarathon-running

Alberto Salazar, Coach and Champion Runner, Barred From Sport for Life

The ruling upheld a ban announced in July. Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

#athletics-and-sports, #cain-mary-1996, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #oregon, #running, #salazar-alberto, #us-center-for-safesport

Finding Community Through Running

Training for a race can be all about getting to the finish line. But for many runners, it’s about much more.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #running

Three Custom Holiday Gifts for Runners

Shoes that one runner loves may not be right for another, but here are ideas you can use to make gifts tailored to each runner on your holiday list.

#gifts, #running

How to Get Past ‘Did Not Finish’

Some marathon runners end up with a final result listed as D.N.F. Getting back to the start line of another race can be that much more meaningful.

#boston-marathon, #marathon-running, #running

To Honor His Indigenous Ancestors, He Became a Champion

Inspired by his great-grandfather’s repeated escapes from an Indigenous boarding school, Ku Stevens, 18, retraced the route. Then he set his sights on winning a Nevada state title.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #native-americans, #nevada, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #running, #stevens-ku, #stewart-indian-school-cultural-center-and-museum

In Grand Isle, Devastated by Ida, Athletes Seek Normalcy by Running

Hurricane Ida knocked down much of Grand Isle, La., but the town’s cross-country team is determined to compete in the state championship meet.

#coaches-and-managers, #grand-isle-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #running

New York City Marathon Returns With Fanfare and Optimism

The marathon returned as a smaller event after it was canceled last year because of the pandemic, bringing a feeling of collective hope to New York City.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #running

N.Y.C. Marathon: Ben True’s Marathon Debut

Ben True needed runners to train with him in New Hampshire, so he recruited some young talent.

#marathon-running, #new-york-city-marathon, #running, #track-and-field

How Slowing Down Helped Marathoner Molly Seidel Speed Up

The American runner says she owes her Olympic bronze medal to her coach, Jon Green, who turned her training approach upside down. New York’s 26.2 miles could be her toughest challenge yet.

#new-york-city-marathon, #olympic-games-2020, #running, #seidel-molly-1994

The Best New York City Marathon Photos of the Past 50 Years

The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #marathon-running, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-times, #photography, #queens-nyc, #queensboro-bridge-nyc, #running, #staten-island-nyc

The NYC Marathon Returns as the City Continues Its Comeback

Runners, organizers and spectators are preparing for New York’s first marathon since the onset of the pandemic, another milestone in the city’s long journey of recovery.

#new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running

N.Y.C. Marathon: The Lone Runner to Run the First, and 50th, Race

Larry Trachtenberg is the only runner who ran the first New York City Marathon who is also racing this year’s event, the marathon’s 50th running.

#content-type-personal-profile, #marathon-running, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #running

Kenyan Olympian’s Husband Is Arrested in Her Killing

Agnes Jebet Tirop, 25, a rising running star, was stabbed to death in her home this month. Her husband has been arrested.

#agnes-tirop, #domestic-violence, #kenya, #nairobi-kenya, #running

Kenyan Olympian’s Killing Exposes Surge of Violence Against Women

Agnes Jebet Tirop, 25, a rising running star, was stabbed to death in her home this month. Her husband has been arrested.

#agnes-tirop, #domestic-violence, #kenya, #nairobi-kenya, #running

How Democrats Should Sell Themselves to Avoid Electoral Disaster

Sampling the responses to Ezra Klein’s column. Also: Children who’ve lost caregivers to Covid; an exercise ethic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #exercise, #parenting, #republican-party, #running, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Disappointing Race? Reframe It.

“Out there, you have to do whatever you can to stay positive, and I did stay positive the whole time,” Sara Hall said after placing third in the Chicago Marathon. “That was a win in itself.”

#boston-marathon, #chicago-marathon, #hall-ryan, #hall-sara, #running

Make Exercise Easier By Focusing on Sights, Sounds Around You, Study Says

Focusing on external sights and sounds, rather than what’s going on in your body, made running feel easier and improved performance.

#brain, #content-type-service, #exercise, #journal-of-motor-learning-and-development, #muscles, #psychology-and-psychologists, #running

87 Rescued From ‘Near-Whiteout’ Conditions During Utah Ultramarathon

The runners were participating in a 50-mile race when they were caught in 12 to 18 inches of snow in the Wasatch Mountain range north of Salt Lake City.

#falls, #marathon-running, #rescues, #running, #snow-and-snowstorms, #ultramarathon-running, #utah

Run a First Marathon, and Your Arteries May Look 4 Years Younger

Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.

#age-chronological, #aorta, #athletics-and-sports, #blood-pressure, #exercise, #heart, #marathon-running, #running

Chicago Marathon: Keira D’Amato Is No Longer An Underdog

Keira D’Amato thought her dreams of a professional running career were over. Now, as a 36-year-old mother of two, she’s a podium contender at the Chicago Marathon.

#chicago-marathon, #marathon-running, #running

How My Desire to Run Again Pushed Me to Walk

After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a writer seeks to reclaim the mental transcendence that comes from running.

#brain, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #exercise, #falls, #muscles, #physical-therapy, #running, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Can a Mantra Make You Run Faster? This Olympic Medalist Has No Doubt.

“I love these words and phrases because usually they start in practice or in conversation,” Courtney Frerichs said. Those words and phrases helped her win a silver medal.

#olympic-games-2020, #running, #track-and-field

Meet TikTok’s Running Hero

Erin Azar, a.k.a. Mrs. Space Cadet on TikTok, invited followers to join her, “a slightly overweight person who drinks too much beer,” as she trains for a marathon. She didn’t anticipate millions would respond.

#running, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Races Are Back. So Are Injuries.

Marathon season is upon us for the first time since 2019. But, a doctor warns, “Your body right now is not the same body you had two years ago, so you’ve got to pay attention to that.”

#marathon-running, #metzl-jordan-d, #running, #sports-injuries

Road ‘Warriors’: The Marathon That Looks a Lot Like a Gang War

A quasi-legal 28-mile road race through the streets of New York City in the middle of the night where everyone dresses as a gang member from a 1979 B-movie.

#new-york-city, #running, #ultramarathon-running

What to Do When You Don’t Want to Run

Unmotivated? Me too.

#exercise, #running