Anatomy of the Perfect Workout Playlist

On Sunday, I'll be joining 45,000 other idiots in running the Chicago Marathon. In the months leading up to the Big Day, I've woken up early every Saturday to lace up my shoes, struggle into a sports bra and what can best be described as "running spanx", chug water and a few energy cubes, pop my headphones into my… » 10/11/13 1:50pm 10/11/13 1:50pm

Celebrities React to the Tragedy in Boston

Today, obviously, is completely awful, and celebrity news seems like the most frivolous shit ever right now. But, for the sake of routine, here it is. New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre ran in the Boston marathon today—he says he finished about five minutes before the explosion. Also in the race was Survivor winner … » 4/15/13 8:00pm 4/15/13 8:00pm

City Urges Hurricane Victims to Get Over It Because We've Got A…

The New York City Marathon is the largest in the world. This year, 47,000 people registered for the race. But, snag: Hurricane Sandy rolled into town, wreaking havoc, killing dozens, knocking out power, and pushing entire neighborhoods out of their homes. And rather than cancel the race and divert resources to… » 11/01/12 4:01pm 11/01/12 4:01pm

Let's Celebrate the World's Athletes with an Olympic Gif Party

The London Olympics are wrapping up on Sunday, after 16 days of competition, crying during national anthems, and ill-conceived grill flashing. Let's relive some of the game's most memorable moments with the artistic medium du jour, the gif. » 8/10/12 5:10pm 8/10/12 5:10pm

On July 27th — we were all so innocent then — the XXX Olympiad kicked off…

Guor Marial Is the Running Man Without a Country and That’s Kind of…

South Sudanese refugee Guor Marial got some news a little more than a week ago that only a gifted athlete with the will to compete would think is awesome — the International Olympic Committee would let him run 26.2 miles as an independent participant under the Olympic flag. That's, you know, cool if you like to run,… » 8/03/12 4:10pm 8/03/12 4:10pm

Couple Gets Married While Running The New York City Marathon


For most people, finishing a marathon is accomplishment enough, but for one couple running today's New York City Marathon, the bigger deal was getting married while on the move. Mary and Raymond Donaldson tied the knot at mile 22 and then went on to finish the race—or should we call it the Marry-thon. The fact that… » 11/06/11 6:35pm 11/06/11 6:35pm