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The Evolution of Jenny Simpson

At 32, the three-time Olympic track star says she’s more passionate about running than ever. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about staying focused and in love with the sport for the long haul. Here, she shares her secrets to success when it comes to getting older, wiser—and faster. It’s a Thursday […]

Tough Love on the Way to the Olympic Marathon Trials

Esther Atkins is competing at the 2020 event as an athlete and a coach—to her husband. So far, 285 American women have qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Among them is one competitor who will have more on her mind than her own performance—Esther Atkins is coaching her husband, Cole, to the prestigious starting […]

These Pro Runners Will Bake You a Cake (or Loaf of Bread) as Fast as They Can

In America’s speediest kitchens, the carbs are made from scratch and shared with love. What do Molly Huddle, Emma Coburn, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Colleen Quigley have in common—besides a combined 44 national titles, a couple of Olympic teams, and a few American records? They’re all aces in the kitchen. When it comes to high-quality nourishment, […]

“Eat the Pizza” and Other Fueling Wisdom for Distance Runners

Nutritionist Rachel Davis, who will be racing the Boston Marathon this year, practices what she preaches when it comes to eating for performance. We liked nutritionist Rachel Davis right away for those three little words every runner wants to hear: “Eat the pizza.” “Here’s the thing,” Davis says. “There are no ‘bad’ or ‘off-limits’ foods. […]

What Runners Should Celebrate on International Women’s Day

We still have a long way to go in the name of gender equality, but here are three ways the sport is making progress. In many ways, running is a place where men and woman today experience more equality than many other sports and professions. But of course it wasn’t (and still isn’t) always the […]

Grief Inspired Her To Run. Now She’s Leadville’s Reigning Champ.

When Katie Arnold runs at elevations exceeding 10,000 feet near her home in Santa Fe, N.M., the scenery reminds her to “make the most of the time we have here.” After her father’s death in 2010, Arnold turned to running to process her grief. Years later, what began as a passion for nature and fitness […]

Racing After Age 80? It’s Just Another Day For Della Works.

Her husband said it was crazy, which is exactly why she did it. In February of 2004, Della Works boarded a Russian research ship and set sail for Antarctica. At 69 years old, Works was the oldest in a group of runners tackling 26.2 miles on the world’s southernmost continent. “My husband was reading The […]

Aspiring Elites Are Banding Together To Meet Tougher Time Standards 

This Presidents Day, 12 elite women toed the line at the Pacific Pursuit 10K in San Diego, Calif. Matching athletes from respected teams like Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff, Ariz. with those from Hansons Brooks Distance Project in Detroit, Mich., this competition was originally created as an early 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier by the NorCal […]

Kelly Herron’s Enduring Fight For Female Empowerment

Four miles into her 10-mile long run, Seattle runner Kelly Herron made a seemingly harmless decision. It was a Sunday afternoon in March of 2017 when she stopped mid-run to use the bathroom in Golden Gardens Park. As Herron dried her hands, Arizona registered sex offender Gary Steiner emerged from a stall, attacked her from […]