Stories from real runners, telling first-person stories of how running helped them to where they are today.
Laura Solomon / 01/11/2018
A runner shares a personal essay documenting her years as "the runner" in rural South Dakota.
Beth Bell / 12/18/2017
After beating thyroid cancer and recovering from a broken leg, this runner's love for the sport is stronger than ever before.
Emma Zimmerman / 12/05/2017
No matter where an athlete chooses to hit the trails, running remains the sport that can bring people of different backgrounds together.
Jessica McBride / 11/28/2017
I’ve been a competitor for my entire life, in part because I was raised by a mother who knew that “good enough” would never truly be good enough for me. As a young girl, my competitive arena was academia. I lived for knowledge and the struggle to be the best. While I wasn’t an athlete back […]
Ilana Slaff / 11/16/2017
Years after surviving bullying and exploring all options to get a ticket out of gym, this runner found her own path to embracing exercise.
Jen Zeltwanger / 10/30/2017
Not all of us have a nail-biting backstory for why we choose to run. Some of us run simply because it's always been part of our identity.
Meghan Fay / 10/26/2017
This runner was training for a marathon when her doctor found blood clots in her lungs. One year later, she's raising awareness for others.
Nicola Curtis / 10/23/2017
Nicola Curtis first started feeling a numbness in her leg in 2009. In 2015, she was diagnosed with iliac artery endofibrosis.
Marie Brown / 10/11/2017
One runner shares her story of fighting for her country and maintaining her love for running-despite her Gulf War Syndrome diagnosis.
Megan Harrington / 10/10/2017
One runner shares how motherhood made her a stronger (and occasionally faster) runner.