This Week in Runners

New York Marathon's Men's Field is Loaded

The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon is the last major marathon of the fall. Despite Berlin boasting a world record performance from Dennis Kimetto and his training partner Eliud Kipchoge brilliantly winning Chicago, New York has the deepest field of them all, featuring Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich and Meb! more

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Deena Kastor Aims for Masters World Record in New York

Deena Kastor stated in an interview that her goal was to beat the time she ran in her first marathon in New York in 2001. At the time, her 2:26:59 was the fastest debut by an American woman. She hopes to run as fast as 2:25. Were she to do that, it would not only shatter Colleen de Reuck's U.S. master's record of 2:28:40, but she could possibly surpass Lyudmila Petrova's world record of 2:25:43, set in New York in 2008. more

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Bloggers Share Recipes and Stories

It's shocking to remember how recently women were finally deemed fit to compete in the 800 meters (1960) and the marathon (Kathereine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 but had to dodge the race director who tried to physically restrain her). Now women are indispensible to the success of running as a sport and culture. more

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Running Form, Rollers and Anticipation for the Chicago Marathon

While people like biomechanist Benno Nigg of the University of Calgary's Human Performance Laboratory have been debunking the myth that heel striking is the cause of all injuries, citing the fact that even a portion of the top 25 marathoners in the world are heel strikers, there continues to be controversy.  more

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