May 23, 2023
Rick Hoyt, whose late father pushed him through decades of Boston Marathons and other races, has died at 61
Rick Hoyt, the man who was pushed in a wheelchair by his father in 32 Boston Marathon races, died Monday morning. Hoyt, 61, died due to complications with his respiratory system, according to a family statement posted on The Hoyt Foundation’s Facebook. Rick, who had cerebral palsy that left him...
May 16, 2023
U.S. senator under fire for allegedly using campaign money for destination marathons
When Sinema participated in the 2022 Boston Marathon, she took pride in sharing her accomplishment on social media. However, The Daily Beast revealed that Sinema received over $16,000 in campaign contributions from a few donors in Massachusetts in April 2022, some of whom contributed at the maximum allowable level of...
May 7, 2023
New York cyclists gather for the Blessing of the Bikes
Hundreds of New York City cyclists rolled into the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday for the annual Blessing of the Bikes. It's a 25-year-old tradition in which cyclists receive "blessings" to keep them safe on the roadways. CNN
May 2, 2023
A Triathlon Champion’s Positive Test Jolts the Sport, Creating a Soap Opera
Collin Chartier tested positive for erythropoietin, the well-known illegal stamina enhancer. It came as a shock to devotees of one of the ultimate endurance pursuits, where stamina is everything. NYT
April 28, 2023
Pro triathlete Collin Chartier suspended from PTO membership
Following the International Testing Agency (ITA) decision on pro triathlete Collin Chartier’s anti-doping rule violation on April 24, 2023, the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has initiated its own investigation into his activities and compliance with the various PTO rules and regulations. Whilst this happens, Chartier has been immediately suspended from...
April 27, 2023
No Shortage of Imposters at The Boston Marathon
Every year after The Boston Marathon, some runners take to social media to report on some form of bib stealing. In the days following the marathon, runners flock to Marathonfoto.com to look at their photos, only some runners find photos of another runner with their bib #. It is unknown...
April 27, 2023
Steve Shanks: London Marathon runner dies on way home from race
A man has died shortly after completing the London Marathon in under three hours. Organisers of the event said Steve Shanks, 45, from Bingham, Nottinghamshire, died suddenly while travelling home on Sunday. Tributes have been paid to the runner, whose cause of death has not yet been shared. BBC
April 24, 2023
Collin Chartier says he believes the “top guys are doping”
Chartier reiterated what he had said in a statement earlier today that he didn’t start doping until November, 2022. He said that he ordered EPO online on Nov. 16. “That’s a decision I really regret today,” he said. “Mentally I was not in a good place, coming off the back...
April 24, 2023
French athlete runs 3:25 marathon, backward
On Sunday at the 2023 Drôme Marathon in Saint-Paul-lès-Romans, France, Guillaume de Lustrac came through on a bet he made with a friend: to finish a marathon, running backward. De Lustrac did not only run Drôme Marathon backward, but he did it in a ridiculously fast time of 3:25:24, placing...
April 20, 2023
Ultra-marathoner breaks silence after being exposed in car drama
The top British runner who used a car to drive part of a 50-mile (80km) ultra has broken her silence after being disqualified. Joasia Zakrzewski, 47, finished third in the 2023 GB Ultras Manchester to Liverpool race – after travelling in a vehicle for 2.5 miles (4km). She was caught...
April 18, 2023
Top ultrarunner Joasia Zakrzewski disqualified for using a car in race
Joasia Zakrzewski finished third in the 2023 GB Ultras Manchester to Liverpool 50-mile race - but is thought to have travelled by car for 2.5 miles. The 47-year-old GP, from Dumfries, is understood to have been tracked on GPX mapping data covering a mile of the race in just one...
April 12, 2023
The Marathon bombing changed Boston. It also changed Twitter.
Before the runners were stopped, before the wail of ambulances and the cascade of grief, before the manhunt got underway, it was a photograph posted to Twitter from a Suffolk University student that alerted the world of something bad at the Boston Marathon. Boston Globe
April 11, 2023
Two siblings die in latest New York e-bike battery fire
This is the latest in a deadly series of e-mobility device fires wreaking havoc across New York. In 2022, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) responded to some 220 fires caused by lithium-ion batteries, in which six people died and another 147 were injured. The rate of incidents has...
April 10, 2023
Two elite runners suspended after their marathon bib-swap breaks record
When runners sign up for marathon months in advance and a last-minute injury prevents them from making it to the start, it isn’t uncommon that they swap or sell their race bib–but it’s still against the rules at most marathons. Ivan Zarco of Honduras did just that before the start of the...
April 8, 2023
World Masters champion killed after being hit head-on in cycle lane by “speeding” driver
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has called for immediate action to be taken to protect people riding their bikes in the city’s Presidio national park, where world Masters track champion Ethan Boyes was killed earlier this week after being struck head-on by an allegedly speeding motorist while riding in one...
April 6, 2023
Boston Marathon gambling proposal denied by Massachusetts Gaming Commission
On Thursday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reportedly rejected a proposal from the sports betting company DraftKings requesting that in-state residents be allowed to place bets on the outcome of the 2023 Boston Marathon. The report from casino.org noted that the gaming commission turned down the DraftKings request after the Boston Athletics Association...
April 4, 2023
Athletics Integrity Unit suspects doping conspiracy in Kenya
On Tuesday, Kenyan doping-related suspensions reached a new high with the eight-year suspension of the 26-year-old 800m runner and Commonwealth Games finalist Eglay Nalyanya. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) found some alarming similarities between Nalyanya’s case and the previous case of Betty Lempus, uncovering a savvy operation that helps Kenyan...
April 2, 2023
Horrendous Tour of Flanders crash sees Bahrain Victorious pro disqualified
Bahrain Victorious' Filip Maciejuk was disqualified from the Tour of Flanders for causing a shocking crash which brought down most of the men's peloton, injuring many riders. road.cc
March 2, 2023
Running’s Media Rules Keep Its Fan Base Small
Last month, the upstart running media brand New Generation Track and Field posted a 12-minute video on its YouTube channelfeaturing sprint phenom Abby Steiner, who was in New York City for the 2023 Millrose Games. Most of the footage shows Steiner in the days and hours before the meet: We...
February 26, 2023
Multiple people wounded after Cameroon marathon bombing
More than a dozen people were injured on Saturday during a series of explosions that went off at the start of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope. An English-speaking separatist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The Race of Hope is an annual event held in Buea, a city in...
February 23, 2023
Lesley Paterson competed in triathlon despite excruciating pain from broken shoulder to fund BAFTA-winning movie
The story goes that in 2016, Paterson crashed her bike and broke her shoulder just one day before she was to compete in a triathlon. She needed to win the event in Costa Rica to use the winner’s cheque for making the movie. A gruelling event, the triathlon requires an...
February 21, 2023
Influencer under fire for blocking Austin Marathon route with ebikes
The 2023 Austin Marathon's biggest story to come out of the race is not one of triumph or success, but one of disruption and annoyance. Influencer Matt Choi of Gaithersburg, Md., upset many of his fellow runners as he attempted to get the best footage possible for his social media. A...
February 19, 2023
In San Francisco Bay, Wetsuits Make Waves Among Swimmers
Wetsuits have a long history in the frigid waters of the Bay Area, but some swimmers who forgo the neoprene shame those who wear them. Some Bay Area triathlete pages call them “wuss suits.” Despite the local history, a war rages on over whether to wear wetsuits. WSJ
February 17, 2023
Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree Dies After Arizona Marathon
Pierre Lipton, 26, started the Mesa Marathon at 6:30 a.m. on February 4, chasing a personal best. After 26.2 miles running 7:15 mile pace, Lipton crossed the finish line in 3:10:05, a new PR. A few steps from the finish line, he collapsed near paramedics. They tried CPR unsuccessfully and...
February 7, 2023
Duo Jailed For Robbing British Cycling Star Cavendish At Knifepoint
Two men were jailed on Tuesday for robbing British cycling star Mark Cavendish and his wife Peta of their high-value watches in a knifepoint attack at their home in 2021. The pair broke into the property about 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast of London in the early hours of November...