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At 42, Running “Just Keeps Getting Sweeter” for Krista DuChene

The Canadian Olympian finished third overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon, but this year her goal is to place well in the masters division. As a member of the 2016 Canadian Olympic team and seasoned competitor with a 26.2-mile best of 2:28:32, Krista DuChene, 42, was already well-acquainted with the spotlight when she arrived at […]

Who is Sarah Sellers? Now Everybody Knows Her Name

After her surprise second-place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon, Sellers is back—and still stunned. When Sarah Sellers crossed the finish line of the 2018 Boston Marathon, more than four minutes behind winner Desiree Linden, spectators and broadcasters alike scrambled to figure out who had just become the runner-up in one of the world’s most […]

Jordan Hasay is “Raring to Go” for the Boston Marathon

She hasn’t raced 26.2 miles since 2017, but she made a pact with Joan Benoit Samuelson that on April 15, they’ll see each other on the starting line in Hopkinton. Jordan Hasay was confident in her fitness and her ability to contend for the 2018 Boston Marathon title. But the night before the race, she […]

Oh, Baby! Shawn Johnson East On How Pregnancy Changed Her Boston Marathon Plans

The Olympic gymnast opens up about why a miscarriage last year influenced her decision about whether to run her first 26.2 miles on April 15. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East is no stranger to setting—and achieving—big goals. The 27-year-old took home four medals (including gold on the balance beam) from the 2008 Summer Olympics in […]

Equality at the Boston Marathon is Long Overdue

To all the dudes who are upset about the new rules for prize money, it’s time to get over it. Since 2004, about 50–60 female runners each year at the Boston Marathon have been eligible to win the women’s prize money, while approximately 7,500 or more male athletes have competed annually for the men’s cash […]

Report: Popular Jogging Stroller Recall Was Tangled in Politics

The Washington Post investigation revealed that the BOB stroller’s front wheel could spontaneously pop off, causing injuries to kids and adults. But the Consumer Product Safety Commission didn’t force a recall. Nearly 100 adults and children were injured by a front-wheel malfunction of a BOB jogging stroller made by Britax Child Safety, but a recall […]

Pregnant and Missing a Marathon? Race Rules Likely Won’t Help

Some events don’t allow entry deferrals for any reason, including when you’re expecting a child. Sarah Buccleugh never imagined herself a Boston Marathon qualifier. She finished her first 26.2-mile race, the 2014 New York City Marathon, in 4:46, more than an hour from her age group’s qualifying time. But after moving from her Bronx home, […]

Over a Rooftop and Through the Mud, a Tough Day for World Cross-Country Runners

On a difficult course in Denmark, Team USA placed eighth on Saturday at the 2019 world cross-country championships. Rumor had it that race officials for the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships had something special in store when it came to the course design in Aarhus, Denmark. They didn’t disappoint, according to the athletes who […]