Stories from real runners, telling first-person stories of how running helped them to where they are today.
Jen Bonn /
One runner describes the many ways in which her first ultramarathon was different from all the other race distances she's completed.
Laura Macchiavelli /
One Real Runner explains how taking and leading group fitness classes led her to become a better runner–and a better athlete overall.
Jill Hutchings /
After once believing her life experiences would forever prevent her from running, this Real Runner transformed and became a half marathoner.
Sarah Bryson /
Sarah Bryson shares her story of how she transformed months of maternity leave into the perfect goal-setting tool.
Kara LaPoint /
Kara explains why hills were her greatest weakness–until she decided to conquer them once and for all.
MariJean Sanders /
Coach Neal Butler's training methods focus on proper alignment to help runners like MariJean race to success.
Shelley Leone /
A real runner shares her story of how running inspired her to maintain sobriety and pursue a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Micah Garbarino /
Mary Barnett ran four races in one week following a mortar blast at her camp in Iraq.
Cindy Henry /
How one runner dealt with two serious medical diagnoses before qualifying for Boston.
Elton Hayes /
A happenstance hospital find landed Kris Toomey training for a full Ironman.