November 26, 2020
The World Health Organization announced their physical activity guidelines, taking aim at the inactivity caused by the global pandemic. WHO is recommending up to 300 minutes of activity a week in adults and 60 minutes a day for children and adolescents. Running Magazine
November 18, 2020
Brooks Running reported record third quarter global revenue up 49 percent year over year, leading to a 2020 outlook of 27 percent growth. Brooks’ digital sales flexed from less than 35 percent of sales in 2019 to a peak of 82 percent of all sales this past April, and has since...
November 16, 2020
A look at the environmental impact of a pair of sneakers and how a few companies are making the running shoe industry more sustainable. PodiumRunner
November 5, 2020
A recent study out of the University of Calgary found that running has cognitive benefits and performing other aerobic exercises on a regular basis for just six months can boost brain function by 5.7%. The study suggests that new runners of all ages should experience at least some improvements after...
November 2, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has already changed road racing, maybe irrecoverably. It's a sport that brings together tens of thousands of everyday athletes in tandem with elite runners -- on a single course, often for the duration of a day. So while just about every major sport has been able to...
October 29, 2020
Deckers Brands posted a monster quarter with sales rising 14% in constant currency, driven by 83% growth in its running brand Hoka One One. The brand, which has been on a tear for quite some time, increased 83% to $143 million. Nearly every brand in the company portfolio grew during the...
October 28, 2020
Runners registered for races must decide whether they feel comfortable racing in-person and, if so, how they can best protect ourselves and other runners. To learn more and gather cautions and reassurance about racing safely, New York Times spoke with race officials and infection-control researchers. This is what they had...
October 28, 2020
The marathon will not be held on its traditional Patriots' Day date in 2021, but the org is aiming to reschedule the race later in the year. Massachusetts' reopening plan, which prohibits road races until the state can enter Phase 4, is cited as one of the reasons for the...
October 6, 2020
Two runner-activists, Verna Volker and Alison Mariella Désir, have been working to make the running community more inclusive, through founding Native Women Running and Harlem Run, respectively. They teamed up with six others and created the Running Industry Diversity Coalition to fight systemic racism in the running community and running...
September 24, 2020
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned a Kenyan athlete who ran from drugs testers and then jumped over a fence to get away - taking the number of athletes from the East African country currently serving suspensions to 66. Read more on Inside the Games.
September 17, 2020
Former track federation president Lamine Diack was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for corruption during his nearly 16-year tenure at the IAAF, most notably a scheme that allowed Russian athletes who paid millions in hush money to keep competing when they should have been suspended for doping. Read more on...
September 16, 2020
The London Marathon is to cut its prize fund for next month’s race by nearly half because of the financial hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year organizers awarded $313,000 in prize money to elite athletes, with another $850,000 up for grabs in time bonuses. However, for the first time there will be a...
August 6, 2020
This year’s London Marathon, which had been pushed back from April to October, will no longer be a mass-participation event. An elite-only, crowd-free race will be staged instead, with athletes running 19.8 laps of a looped course in St James’s Park on October 4. Read more on The Guardian.
July 21, 2020
New York Road Runners, the nation’s largest nonprofit running association, announced on July 21 that it is laying off 11 percent of its workforce and furloughing another 28 percent, as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the running industry. The moves affect 91 of the organization’s 229 employees—65 were furloughed and 26...
July 9, 2020
Some coaches and race organizers have innovated after being forced to scrap plans for prestigious track meets, massive marathons and the Tokyo Olympics. They’re making the best of a time without in-person competition by hosting virtual races and pitting runners in different states — or even continents — against each...
July 9, 2020
Instead of cancelling, organizers will allow runners a 33-day period to run the race individually in person so social distancing can be maintained. The famous Sierre-Zinal, which is part of the Salomon Golden Trail World Series, takes runners through the Swiss Alps, and the course features more than 2,000m of elevation gain. Read more...
June 23, 2020
As cannabis becomes destigmatized for legitimate medical treatment, it’s worth exploring whether runners can reap any benefit from a plant that has been hailed as a remedy for ailments. And, if marijuana can indeed help runners, how can those potential benefits be received safely? Here's the science on how weed may...
June 23, 2020
A new study of nutrition habits of mid-pack marathoners indicates that some consume diets that limit their performance, and may increase their cardiac risks. Results show that faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more on Podium Runner.
June 22, 2020
A new study uses the training data you upload to sites like Strava to estimate the "critical speed" that determines your race performance. Read more on Outside.
June 22, 2020
London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher said on Friday that organizers are working to ensure the rescheduled race is held on Oct. 4 despite the cancellation of September’s Great North Run due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on Reuters.
June 4, 2020
Amid anguish across the country, runners opened discussions and made their miles more meaningful on Global Running Day this year. Read more on Women's Running.
June 4, 2020
Study shows faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more about the study on PodiumRunner.
June 3, 2020
Banned track and field coach Alberto Salazar will try to overturn his four-year suspension at sport’s highest court in November. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday it will hear appeals from Salazar and endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown between Nov. 8-16. Read more on Associated Press.