When A Famed Nike Coach Tried To Steal A Race, A Track Protest Was Born

The scene was unprecedented: seven runners walking off the track hand in hand, in quiet protest against their own governing body. The women had just run the 1,500-meter race at the U.S. indoor national championships on Feb. 23 in Albuquerque. The day before, the winner of the 3,000-meter race, Gabe Grunewald, had been… » 3/07/14 5:43pm 3/07/14 5:43pm

In Which I Experience a Moral Dilemma Over Running Tights

For the last few days, my inner monologue has basically been HurricaneHurricaneHurricaneHurricaneHurricane. But now, as the subway is starting to run and my thought tubes are becoming unclogged, I’ve found time to think about other things. The fact that even though I have running water, I haven’t actually showered… » 11/01/12 7:00pm 11/01/12 7:00pm

Nike's 'Gold Digging' T-Shirt Is for Women Only

We're divided on whether Nike's "Gold Digging" shirt, which the company says "uses a phrase in an ironic way that is relevant given it was released just as the world focused on the success of female athletes," is problematic — especially since it's only available in women's sizes. Have we really come far enough in… » 8/16/12 12:00pm 8/16/12 12:00pm

Coco Rocha Will Pull a Tyra and Coach Up-and-Coming Models on TV

Coco Rocha has announced that she is officially the third coach on the new model search show The Face . The two other coaches are Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova; Noted Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker will serve as the host. Expect this to be a more serious take than ANTM; Coco says: "As mentors to the girls, we… » 7/26/12 12:30pm 7/26/12 12:30pm

'When I Was Growing Up, Girls Just Didn't Run in Public'

Nike is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX with an ad called "Voices." Using the hashtag #maketherules, female athletes — Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza, women's basketball legend Lisa Leslie, WNBA star Diana Taurasi, and Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the world's first gold medal for women's marathon at the… » 6/25/12 11:10am 6/25/12 11:10am

Track Coach Fired After She Went to Prom With a 17-Year-Old Student

If you were a married woman who worked with children, you think you'd know better than to go to the prom with one of your students. But apparently Melissa Bowerman, 41, did not. She and her husband Jon Bowerman, 73, are the volunteer track coaches at a small high school in Eastern Oregon. In a strange twist, Bowerman… » 5/21/12 11:55pm 5/21/12 11:55pm