On Saturday night in Rio, British runner Lynsey Sharp finished sixth in the 800 meter race while Caster Semenya, from South Africa, took the gold. In the wake of her disappointing finish, Sharp bemoans that hyperandrogenic athletes like Semenya skew the competition.
What is it, exactly, that makes me a woman? Is it my breasts? If so, is it because they are a certain size? Is it that I have a womb? Does it matter that I have no idea if my womb works because I’ve never tried to get pregnant? Is it my two X chromosomes or my level of testosterone? I have no idea the status of either…
What does it feel like to have your lifelong dream dashed in an instant? How would you react?
Amelia Gapin is a Brooklyn-based athlete who made the decision to undergo sex-reassignment surgery, and she’s featured on the cover of Women’s Running magazine.
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…
A man in Raleigh, North Carolina died after experiencing chest pains during a race that involves eating Krispy Kreme donuts.
Here is a video of Sen. Bernie Sanders, 74, running to catch a train. Bet he will be feeling the “bern” tomorrow.
For a December 8 marathon, organizers in Keelung, Taiwan hired a “ghost” to scare runners into faster race times. Hello, it me: the Taiwan Marathon Ghost. Here to scare you through your toughest of times.
Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women’s division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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.
Most runners I know who are not also liars acknowledge that running sucks much (okay, most) of the time. Usually, I deal with how much I hate it by complaining about it to people who really, truly do not care. But one San Francisco woman has channeled that love-hate relationship into something beautiful: using the…
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.
Self magazine is having a rough week dealing with the fall out from their decision to inadvertently make fun of women running a marathon in tutus who were battling cancer. That struggle was made very clear on Katie Tuesday, during an interview with one of the women at the receiving end of their criticism, Monika…
The Boston Marathon is 26.2 grueling straight-line miles of sweat, fatigue, and self-doubt, a feat people who are in excellent physical shape would have difficulty accomplishing. Which means that when people who have disabilities are able to accomplish it, it's all the more impressive.
A team of Canadians (bless you, Canadians) is currently developing a beverage that combines two things that many might find disparate: beer and sports drinks.
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.
This is both very sad and kinda lovely: Joy Johnson, 86, finished Sunday’s New York City Marathon for the 25th time, making her the oldest finisher in the race. The very next day, she laid down to rest in her hotel room, and passed away.
My mother couldn’t stop running.