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Internet Sleuth Busts Cheater in Half-Marathon

Jane Seo cut the course, then biked it to get GPS data

(Newser) - Jane Seo's second-place finish at the Fort Lauderdale half-marathon Sunday was impressive, not least because race times showed she'd kept a pace of about seven minutes per mile for the first half of the race, but managed 5:25 per mile in the second. As an internet sleuth... More »

Man Takes Day Off Running for 1st Time in More Than 52 Years

Ron Hill ran at least a mile for 19,032 straight days

(Newser) - Last Saturday, Ron Hill took a break for the first time in 19,032 days, the Telegraph reports. According to the BBC , the 78-year-old had run at least a mile every day since Dec. 20, 1964—a streak of 52 years and 39 days. Hill kept the streak alive while... More »

Surprise: Running May Actually Make Knees Healthier

Study finds running lessens risk factors associated with knee inflammation

(Newser) - "It flies in the face of intuition," Matt Seeley tells UPI . Seeley is the co-author of a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology that may upend what we thought we knew about running's effect on knees. Conventional wisdom says running is hard on the... More »

Don't Bother Running If You're Looking to Lose Fat

It's 'the worst way to get fit': columnist

(Newser) - Looking to get moving? Change up your sedentary lifestyle? Burn off your belly fat? Think twice before starting a running routine. "While any movement is usually better than none, running fails almost every test of a worthy exercise," writes Nick English at Vice in a piece calling running... More »

Guy Crushes Coast-to-Coast Running Record

He ran from San Francisco to Manhattan in 42 days

(Newser) - Philippides , who? Pete Kostelnick has just made the Greek legend's marathon race look like a quaint sprint. Keeping an average pace of 73 miles per day, the Nebraska ultrarunner, 29, landed at New York City Hall on Monday having raced 3,100 miles from San Francisco in just... More »

10 Best US Cities for Runners

San Francisco comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - If you're a runner, you won't find a city better than San Francisco. Runner's World ranks it as the best in the country for runners, based on running routes, the running community, safety, food, and weather—because it's just not fun to run in a snowstorm.... More »

Stop Telling Women Not to Run Alone

'You can run, but you can’t escape sexism,' writer says

(Newser) - Following the recent murders of three female joggers in New York , Massachusetts , and Michigan , women have been warned: Don’t run alone. Meghan Kita calls that admonition "ridiculous" at Runner’s World . Women know they are safer in numbers, but such advice is impractical—and sexist. “Some women—... More »

Runner Always Finishes Last, Is Winning Anyway

Jamie Watts didn't learn to walk until she was 3

(Newser) - The day after Jamie Watts turned 33 in June 2014, she took a picture at the start line of a race near Washington, DC, not knowing if she'd be able to finish. Born with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen that damaged certain motor functions... More »

Adidas Stops Trying To Put Men's Shoes on Women's Feet

The PureBoost X is the rare running shoe actually developed for women

(Newser) - Next month, Adidas will launch a running shoe specifically developed for women. Why is this news, you ask, I've seen plenty of pink sneakers before. Well, those shoes were by and large designed for men then "adapted" for women, Footwear News reports. Or, as Quartz quotes the industry... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Wants You to Run With Him

365 miles, specifically

(Newser) - Building an AI butler to run his home is apparently not quite enough of a challenge for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO on Monday evening wrote that he has "a physical challenge for 2016 as well": run 365 miles. And he'd like you to do it with him.... More »

Amish Man Runs Marathon Wearing Traditional Clothes

And he did pretty great to boot, English

(Newser) - An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon—not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. Leroy Stolzfus, 22, finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes, all while wearing... More »

Runners and Potheads Have Similar Highs

The euphoric feeling is linked to the brain’s cannabinoid receptors

(Newser) - It's known that a runner's high isn't actually the result of endorphins, which are too large to cross the blood-brain barrier, but scientists have long sought the elusive cause of the much-talked-about sense of euphoria and calm that can accompany the end of a workout. Now researchers... More »

Meet World's Oldest Competitive Sprinter

105-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki hopes to race Usain Bolt

(Newser) - A Japanese man, who calls himself a "medical marvel," set his third world record for being the oldest competitive sprinter yesterday—one day after turning 105, AFP reports. Hidekichi Miyazaki ran the 100-meter dash at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn competition in 42.22 seconds, but he was... More »

Road Race Now Open to Virtual Runners

About 100 competing in Cape Cod 7-miler from the comfort of their treadmills

(Newser) - While thousands of runners descend upon Cape Cod for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race today, an additional 100 are planning to compete from the comfort of their home or gym. Whether they failed to snag a coveted bib or are serving overseas in the military, the displaced runners can... More »

What Runners Think About: How Much Running Sucks

Although, they think about their pace more than their pain

(Newser) - Non-runners may look at a runner off in the distance and feel a twinge of envy, because surely that person is in some kind of Zen-like zone, ruminating about life's mysteries. A first-of-its kind study that had runners record their thoughts on the go clears that up: Some samples... More »

Big Win for Female Runner Born With High Testosterone

Court suspends the IAAF's regulations for 2 years

(Newser) - "I was humiliated for something that I can’t be blamed for." Humiliated, but no longer penalized, at least for now. Sprinter Dutee Chand, 19, will not be barred from competition following today's interim ruling by a sports appeals court, which found there wasn't sufficient evidence... More »

Why a Teen Track Champ Faints After Most Races

Sam Peterman has a medical condition, but keeps on running

(Newser) - Sam Peterman has won two sectional titles in high-school track races this season. She also collapses into her father's arms after nearly every race, because the 15-year-old—who's described as unassuming, quiet, and easy to smile—has a condition that screws up the relationship between her brain and... More »

This Teen Runner May Be the Best Ever, Someday

Magazine profile: 18-year-old Mary Cain on a long road to greatness

(Newser) - Her name is Mary Cain, she's 18, and she might someday be the best female runner in American history. A profile in the New York Times Magazine charts Cain's path from high school phenom—if a middle-distance record exists in that age group, she's probably broken it—... More »

Running Too Much May Be as Bad as Sitting Around

Study points to mortality concerns among hard-core joggers

(Newser) - It's common knowledge that a healthy person shouldn't sit around all day, but new research on running is emphasizing the opposite danger. Running too much can be just as bad for you as being sedentary, the study suggests. Researchers tracked some 1,100 healthy runners and 413 sedentary... More »

Women Are 'Better' at Running Marathons

When it comes to pacing, at least: study

(Newser) - Men may run faster marathons than women, but women are "better" at running them, a new study finds. Specifically, women are 18.61% better than men at keeping a steady pace over the entire 26.2-mile course, the Guardian reports. Researched looked at more than 1.8 million results... More »

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