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Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes just avoided a ban. But future running shoes will face new regulations.

New rules announced Friday do not ban Vaporflys ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, even though critics say the shoes confer an unfair advantage.
Geoffrey Kamworor crosses the finish line on November 3, 2019 to win the men's race of the New York City marathon.

Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes are helping runners set new records, but some think it’s ‘technology doping.’ Here’s...

Research shows Nike Vaporflys make runners more energetically efficient. A decision about whether the shoe will be banned in competition is impending.
A competitor gets water at a checkpoint during the Half Marathon of Sables Ica Desert-Peru, in Paracas, Peru, on December 3, 2019. The race was 109 kilometers divided into 3 stages.

Women are faster long-distance runners than men, and it’s probably because they’ve got more estrogen

After 195 miles of running, women outpace men. Experts say estrogen plays a key role in the performance boost.
Mary Keitany with her first place medal at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, and David Weir, who came in third in the wheelchair race last year.

Two New York City Marathon champions both fuel up on porridge. Here’s why it’s such a beloved food for winning a big race.

Mary Keitany eats ugali, while David Weir prefers porridge with berries. They're both hoping to clinch another marathon win in New York on Sunday.
2018 Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden was the first US woman to win that race since 1985.

Boston Marathon champion Desiree Linden is competing for the trophy again — here’s her coffee-jolted, pasta-fueled daily routine

2018 Boston Marathon champion Desiree Linden says "you have to let the fast come out of you."

It might be healthier to run a mile than a marathon

Interval workouts may actually be healthier than extremely long ones, even though they consume far less time. Here's why.

Why a guy who runs 100-mile races eats a high fat diet while training

We think of "carb loading" as perfect for athletic training, but this dietary presumption about what's best for endurance events might be all wrong.

5 things everyone training for a race like the Ironman should be sure to do

These guidelines will help you stay healthy while training for an endurance sport.

These Estonian triplets are about to make history at the Rio Olympics

The three Estonian marathon runners are set to make history.

5 mental tricks a marathon runner uses to get through the toughest parts of a race

What goes through an elite runner's head during those 26.2 miles of pavement.