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Women’s 10-Mile Champion Crowned

In her first ever race longer than seven miles, Molly Huddle ran for the win at the USATF Women’s 10-Mile Championship in Flint, Michigan on Saturday. Huddle finished fourth overall behind three runners from Ethiopia in the women’s field, as the U. S. Championship title was contested amidst an international field as part of the […]

Share the Beat

I’m hopeful that many of you out there are not like me. I’m hopeful that you’re musically well-versed and can recommend some upbeat new songs for my iPod playlist. And those of you who are like me – who recycle the same songs over and over and over and over, until you grow to resent […]

Go Kara!

In the upcoming Sept/Oct issue of Women’s Running, Jayme Otto profiles marathon runner Kara Goucher, the current “it” girl of the sport. An Olympian and third place finisher at the 2009 Boston Marathon (pictured at left, photo courtesy, Goucher is training for the August 23 marathon world championships in Berlin. This weekend, she competed […]

Amazing Aging!

Sunday was a pretty cool day for women’s endurance racing. In Roth Germany, Britain’s Chrissie Wellington shattered the women’s Ironman triathlon world record in a time of 8:31:59 – an improvement of more than ten minutes faster than the previous world’s best. Chrissie has been on a tear since her debut in IM racing in […]

The Power of Suggestion

From an inspirational sports perspective, last weekend couldn’t be beat. The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, battled out another brilliant Wimbledon final (with Serena ultimately claiming this year’s championship). On the men’s side, Roger Federer rose to his 15th Grand Slam title after a grueling competition against Andy Roddick. And in cycling, the Tour de […]

Do Yoga, Help a Good Cause

Hit the mat during Yogapalooza on Saturday, June 27, and help cancer survivors. Held in Atlanta, San Francisco, NYC, Washington, DC, Austin and Cleveland, Yogapalooza four- or five-hour workshops cost $25 and benefit YogaBear, a non-profit that provides cancer survivors with free yoga classes and health and wellness support. Studies, including this one published in […]

Happy National Running Day!

June 1 is the inaugural National Running Day, designed to encourage non-runners to try the sport and to cheer on those out there already pounding the pavement. To participate, simply head out for a run, and take a friend with you. Or visit your local running store—some are hosting events throughout the day. Visit […]

Women Who Run – Adria and Amber on a Mission

On occasion, I enjoy posting quotes from real women runners. Whether barely a beginner, an experienced elite, or any level in between, all of us gals are bound together by the common themes of our running experience. I recently ran my first half marathon (Avenue of the Giants) on May 3rd. I am more of […]

Best of Port Macquarie

I promised to report back on a few of the highlights from my recent travel, training and racing adventure to Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. I went there primarily to race the Ironman Australia triathlon, but also to experience this holiday spot’s euro-surf-vibe and quirky charm. I’d be far too long-winded if I described […]