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Marathon Investigator Reveals How He Catches Cheaters

Posted by: on January, 25 2017

Found on NBCnews.com by Stephanie Gosk, Rich McHugh, Tracy Connor After a big marathon, Derek Murphy sits down with his laptop in his western Ohio living room and gets to work, pulling up the online results and looking for red flags. Like half a million other Americans, the 46-year-old business analyst used to run marathons […]

Get Your Bike Ready For Triathlon Season

Posted by: on January, 18 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Bethany Rutledge Get your ride ready now to save time at the start of the season. Besides a pre-season tune-up, there are a number of small details best sorted out in the off-season so your training won’t get derailed later. Check off the necessary items on this to-do list […]

Runners Assist Injured Runner

Posted by: on January, 18 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Don Norcross No doubt a faint scar will form inches above John Wilkie’s left eyebrow. There will probably be discoloration on his left elbow and left knee as well—battle scars courtesy of the tumble the 73-year-old Wilkie took at Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon. Wilkie tripped over […]

Why Antibiotics And Running Don’t Always Mix

Posted by: on January, 9 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Amanda Loudin Cold and flu season is upon us and inevitably, some of us will end up on antibiotics at some point this winter. The faster we can get through whatever bug it is we picked up, the faster we can get back out to training, right? Yes, except […]

VIDEO: Break Free

Posted by: on January, 6 2017

German student director Eugen Merher created this moving spec commercial titled “Break Free,” that perfectly captures the spirit of running. In less than a couple minutes and no dialogue, the commercial tells a story about a former marathon runner whose body and soul are decaying in a retirement home, until he finds an old pair […]

Video: Will It Gu?

Posted by: on December, 15 2016

In the latest edition of the “Mountain Outpost” video series, trail runners Jamil Coury and Schuyler Hall of Phoenix-based Aravaipa Running have some fun sampling a Just Plain GU with some regular food. See what happens when they mix GU with Oreo cookies, avocado hummus, spaghetti and meatballs, sushi, hot peppers and more!

Should You Try To Lose Weight While Training For A Race

Posted by: on December, 14 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Runners have long enjoyed the weight loss benefits of our great sport. It seems like every week there are new studies confirming that running is a good way to help lose weight: Aerobic exercise is more efficient at burning liver and visceral fat than resistance training (source […]

Ironman World Championship 2016

Posted by: on December, 7 2016

The Right Way To Clean Your Running Shoes

Posted by: on November, 30 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lisa Jhung Running shoes get dirty. But don’t let it bother you too much—look at the grime as a sign that you’re putting in good miles. But if your shoes get so dirty or smelly that you’re just dying to wash them, there are ways to clean them safely. […]

Tips For Shedding Pounds This Holiday Season

Posted by: on November, 30 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by David Clair There are many reasons why Americans gain weight during the holidays. The days are short and dark, it is cold outside, and our most well-intentioned health and fitness routines unravel in the frenzy of holiday parties and family obligations and visits. Combine this with the natural tendency […]