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.
I didn’t believe it at first, either. When I first heard about the Būband, I googled up review after review looking for someone who could verify that it was a ridiculous garbage gimmick. But most of what I read was positive, so I told you guys all about it. I even bought one for myself, and now? I’m a believer.
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…
Last night I “accidentally” forgot to go to the gym and ordered Domino’s instead.
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.
A week and a half ago, as I was packing for Chicago, I noticed that all of my good running clothes are a bright vitamin-piss yellow. My new shoes are that color. My lucky tank top is that color. My favorite socks are that color. Bright vitamin piss-yellow is not flattering on my complexion, and it never will be. My…
These are the four pair of women’s running shoes you were willing to take a stand for, and it’s time to find a winner.
The first time I wondered if I was possibly doing something wrong was when, while watching TV, I absently reached down to the second toe on my right foot and realized that my entire toenail had detached itself and was hanging on by the thinnest of cuticles, like a dingy white flag. I pulled it off painlessly and…
One frozen January evening in 2010, I shoved a pair of pajama shorts, a decade-old sports bra, worn-down sneakers, and an 8-year-old tee shirt from a dorm dance into a backpack and trudged through the Chicago winter to the nearest gym. I mounted a treadmill, suddenly aware that I’d never been on a treadmill before. I…
For those of us who haven’t “upgraded” to a smartwatch or sports watch, the ability to run and/or workout with our phones comfortably and unhindered is still essential. Let’s band together and find the best smartphone running band.
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)
Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Today’s big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off “complete a marathon” on…
It's finally not freezing, which is a great excuse to update your exercise attire. Sports bras are obviously one of the pieces of exercise clothing that actually make a difference, but which one you should you buy? Make your case in the comments.
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…