Topic: Running

October 15, 2013

It is not one of the more graceful visuals on offer in the game of baseball, but there is something stunning and beautiful -- something almost divine -- in watching Prince Fielder run and slide.

November 8, 2012

In a year when the New York City Marathon brought politics and bullshit to the fore, a Haitian followed Hurricane Sandy to New York to run the race and raise money for a school. Then the race got cancelled.

July 12, 2012

Running streaks—the peculiar habit of running a certain long distance every day, over certain long periods of time—are one of the more beguiling weirdnesses of running culture. And in the world of long-running, long-distance running, no family is quite like the Pearsons.

June 26, 2012

In 1963, Merry Lepper became the first woman ever to finish a marathon. But first the marathon had to get ready for her. An excerpt from Marathon Crasher, by David Davis.

November 14, 2011

I cut the line to get this picture taken after running the New York City Marathon last week, my second 26-miler of 2011. Eighteen months ago, I was not running marathons. Mostly, I was smoking cigarettes. For a solid decade before I quit, I was one of the world’s great smokers—naturally talented, fiercely committed, a real workhorse.