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Prep for Your Toughest Races Like a Master Marathoner

On Wednesday, I spoke with Mebrahtom Keflezighi, perhaps the most successful American marathoner of all time. He won the New York City marathon in 2009 and the Boston Marathon in 2014. He won an Olympic silver medal and was internationally competitive until the age of 42, in a sport where people tend to peak much younger than that. On Monday, he will be the grand marshall of the Boston Marathon. Keflezighi possesses a wealth of running wisdom, much of which he shares in his book 26 Marathons. We spoke mainly…

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Running among the ruins: seeing Cambodia at a trot

A dawn jog around the magnificent temples of Angkor is the perfect way to meet an ancient country with deep roots Temple Run is a relentlessly addictive computer game. The concept is simple enough. Youve stolen a cursed idol from an ancient crumbling temple and now you have to run for your life to escape the evil monkeys gnashing at your heels. The temple run I am doing, however, is much slower, far less frantic and it only features a handful of snoozing macaques. But it is so infinitely more…

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The perfect running companion that wont slow you down

Jasmin Paris, a British ultrarunner, just made history by completely smashing the course record for the Montane Spine Race. And she did it while continuing to express milk for her 14-month-old child. With a time of 83 hours and 12 minutes, Paris not only became the first woman to ever win the race, but she set a new record, beating Eoin Keith — who previously held the best time if 95 hours and 17 minutes — by more than 12 hours. The Montane Spine Race spans a grueling 268 miles…

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This Guys Wife Ran Her First 5K So He Spiced Up Her Race Photo

Reddit user zachirino’s wife not only ran her first 5K last weekend but she won in her age group! In an effort to preserve the momentous occasion the couple looked up her official race photo and she was literally flying! The effort, the determination, the grit! It was all there—just waiting to be photoshopped. The first one was a layup: And then his wife made a few suggestions and things really got going.. Congrats on running and winning your first 5K! [via zachirino on reddit] Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/06/guy-photoshops-his-wifes-race-photo/

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Will science and good shoes help break the two-hour marathon barrier this weekend?

This weekend, Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will attempt to run a marathon in under two hours. Its a bold and some say impossible goal, and a hell of a marketing campaign for Nike, which has been dumping time, money and resources into Saturdays event for a few years now. The of similar name) was announced late last year, but its timing was only unveiled earlier this week, due to a confluence of factors involved in making the conditions perfect for the three runners involved. The event goes…

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