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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 »

Kenyans Romp at Chicago Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge, Rita Jeptoo win; 1-2-3 sweep for the men

(Newser) - Kenyans ruled the Chicago Marathon today, with Eliud Kipchoge leading a 1-2-3 men's sweep and compatriot Rita Jeptoo repeating as the women's winner. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed... More »

12-Toed Runner: 'Hurts Every Time I Put My Shoes On'

Swapna Barman prepares for Asian Games

(Newser) - An 18-year-old heptathlete from West Bengal, India, is preparing for her first big international competition—and facing a challenge few competitors must address. Swapna Barman has six toes on each foot, and she hasn't been able to find a pair of shoes that works, Reuters reports. "Even after... More »

Women Runners Way Better Than Men at Pacing Themselves

Guys typically 'bonk' first, says researcher

(Newser) - When it comes to pacing, women runners have men beat. A study of 91,929 runners in 14 marathons noted that after the halfway point, men generally slow down by nearly 16%, while women slow down just 12%, Mic.com reports. Scientists consider a 30% second-half drop in speed as... More »

Running Just Minutes a Day Cuts Death Risk

Even if you're running slowly: study

(Newser) - Good news for those who keep meaning to exercise, but can never seem to find the time: If you can manage a few minutes of running a day—even going slowly—you may cut your risk of death from cardiovascular disease. So suggests a new, 15-year study of more than... More »

Man Runs 7.5-Mile Race... While Having a Heart Attack

But Wolfgang Zech is determined to run at least 24 more

(Newser) - Just 100 yards into Wolfgang Zech's 44th consecutive Dipsea Race—a challenging 7.5-miler that involves lots of steep terrain and three 50-story flights of stairs in California's Marin County—the 72-year-old just did not feel right. "My chest was really, really aching and I basically couldn’... More »

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