On the second Saturday of April, 44-year-old Mahsa Torabi put on a pair of black running pants and a blue sweater with green reflective stripes. That day, she would become the first woman to ever publicly finish a marathon in Iran. She chose a pink-patterned hijab, and she set out for Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient…
Things moved fast yesterday, once In Touch released a police report containing molestation accusations against Josh Duggar, eldest of the Duggar kids.
Here's a story that might make you feel like a lazy shitbag. Runner Hyvon Ngetich deserves millions of props for crawling to the finish line after her body conked out 23 miles into the Austin Marathon. The moral of this story: Never give up. Unless you have to!
Legendary street style photographer and living treasure Bill Cunningham turned his expert eye on marathon fashion this week, thus combining my two biggest fantasies–running the New York marathon on a cold day and being photographed by Bill Cunningham– into one glorious narrated video.
A blogger in the U.K. is trying to dispel the idea that fat women can't run, offering herself up as an example of someone who runs marathons even while technically overweight.
There really is no better way to consume television than a good new-fashioned binge-watch. Personally, I like to save up a show for many, many seasons and then BANG IT ALL OUT IN ONE WEEKEND. I watched four seasons of Parks & Rec when I had my wisdom teeth out, and I swear that shit should be prescribed right along…
I typed the obligatory "Why do you have to poop so much after you run?" search into Google and more than three million results popped up.
These are all the shows you can watch today, while you still have time.
Nope, it's not officially the weekend until we have sporting events promoting artificial beauty processes to teen girls!
You’ve heard exercise can be good for you, but can it also be bad for you? Maybe! But before you set about burning your running shoes and letting the sweet, delicious smell of synthetic fabrics massage your brain into a semi-psychotropic state of euphoria, you ought to consider the caveat to this apparent win for…
Yesterday, when attacks on the Boston Marathon injured scores of people, mostly spectators, every runner I know spent the day wandering around in a daze, then either going on an angry run or curling up in the fetal position at 9 pm. The spectators — people who show up and cheer with noisemakers and high fives and…
Get ready to be inspired and also feel incredibly lazy, because Fauja Singh is a 101-year-old who runs marathons. Damn you, Singh; now I feel like an even bigger jerk for skipping my walk-jog today. Obviously this is all your fault, you goddamned beautiful human being.
Paul Ryan lying about how fast he ran a marathon is kind of pathetic in the way the kid who lies and says his dad's an astronaut who lives on the moon when his dad's really an insurance salesman who lives in Ohio is pathetic. It's sad. It's unbecoming. And I guess it doesn't have much to do with politics — until you…
Is training for the Victoria's Secret runway show actually just like training for a marathon? Well, no, it's not, but the show's stylist sure seems to think it is.
A Chicago-area woman commemorated her 39th week of pregnancy by running and walking the Chicago marathon yesterday. And then giving birth.
In 2003, Britain's Paula Radcliffe finished the London Marathon in 2 hours, 15 minutes, and 25 seconds, the fastest time ever registered by a woman running the 26.2 mile race. Radcliffe's performance that day has been hailed as one of the greatest individual performances in the history of sports, but as of January 1…
Grete Waitz won a record 9 New York marathons, but the runner, who died yesterday, will be remembered for much more: says a colleague, "Every sport should have a true champion like Grete...a woman with such dignity and humanity and modesty." [NY Post]
Men are entering and winning women's marathons — and to keep them out, the race organizers are resorting to some pretty sexist tactics.