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Here's What Eliud Kipchoge Ate Before Breaking the 2-Hour Marathon

For the first time in history, a human has successfully run 26.2 miles in under two hours. That human is Eliud Kipchoge. On Saturday, the 34-yea...

7 Things I Got Totally Wrong in My First Marathon—And How I Overcame Them

Six months ago, I had the crazy idea I was going to run a marathon. 26.2 miles is an absurd distance for any human, but for a guy who'd never run more...

5 Items That Can Help You Complete Your First Ultramarathon

Though most runners find the 26.2-mile marathon a thoroughly challenging distance, there is an incredible subset of runners who are driven by the need...

Can You Biohack Your Way to a Better Marathon?

Training for a marathon takes as much mental strength as physical ability, and anyone who has ever attempted the infamous 26.2 miles knows it takes nu...

Forefoot Running vs. Heel Strike: The Best Option for Fast and Low-Impact Running

Forefoot running vs. heel strike running is a hotly debated topic in the running community. Some contend that a heel strike will slow you down and cau...

5 Key Foods to Maximize Your Recovery After Running a Marathon

Just because running isn't a contact sport doesn't mean that there's no risk of injury. The sheer physical and mental fortitude necessary to run 26.2...

How to Get Down to Your Ideal Running Weight

Your body composition plays a major role in your running capabilities. Multiple studies have found that a runner's speed is directly correlated to their...

Why America's Fastest Marathoner Started Working Out Like Arnold Schwarzenegger

Nine years ago, if you had told me that Ryan Hall would one day be talking about bulking and cutting, and which bodybuilding books he liked best, I...

10 Things I Learned Running My First Ultramarathon

When I finished my first ultramarathon, I could not help but marvel at my own stupidity. My friends had to drive me home, because I could not do it...

Under Armour Introduces the SpeedForm Apollo Running Shoe

In its Spring 2014 product line, Under Armour is taking its running footwear a step further with the redesigned SpeedForm Apollo running shoe, which...

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