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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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Watch viral gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s amazing new floor routine

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, who went viral back in January for her electrifying floor routine, is back for more. Ohashi debuted a new floor routine Saturday at the PAC-12 women’s gymnastics championship in West Valley City, Utah. The routine features music from only female artists, including Tina Turner and Janet Jackson — both of whom were featured in her original viral routine — and Beyoncé. (Though music from Michael Jackson appeared in her previous routine, Ohashi chose not to include any here in the wake of Leaving Neverland.) Unsurprisingly, Ohashi…

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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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Outrage sparked after referee forces wrestler to cut dreadlocks

High school wrestler Andrew Johnson elects to have his dreadlocks cut rather than forfeit his match.Image: snj today A high school wrestler from New Jersey, facing the threat of a forfeit, had his dreadlocks cut at a wrestling meet on Wednesday, sparking outrage across the internet against the white referee that gave him the ultimatum. A video of 120-pound Beuna Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson getting his hair cut was posted to Twitter by SNJ Today News sports director Mike Frankel. Johnson can be seen being consoled by his…

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Runner face-plants in the mud during finish line fail, becomes glorious meme

Oh dear.Image: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images for European Athletics Not many people can say they’ve had the glory of celebrating a European Cross Country Championship win in front of a crowd of cheering people. Not many people can say they’ve become a meme after face-planting in the mud, either. Well, Jimmy Gressier can say both. Over the weekend, the runner claimed victory in the men’s under-23, rounding off an epic race off with an attempted knee slide through the mud. SEE ALSO: This face-planting high school sprinter is all of us…

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Ada Hegerberg becomes first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, gets immediately asked if she can twerk

Image: Getty Images When Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg became the first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, she likely wasn’t expecting to get asked about her dancing prowess.   Not only are we still living in an age where women are having “firsts,” we’re also still living in an era where men think it’s cool to ask women if they know how to twerk just as they’re accepting a historic award.  SEE ALSO: 9 books to read if you’re mad as hell at the patriarchy After Hegerberg delivered a speech…

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Riley Curry throws down some mean dance moves during Golden State Warriors preseason finale

Riley Curry, daughter of NBA star Steph Curry and celebrity cook Ayesha Curry, may no longer be the delightful toddler interrupting her dad’s press conferences, but she’s still pretty darn adorable and capable of capturing our hearts. SEE ALSO: BTS challenges Jimmy Fallon to the ultimate ‘Fortnite’ dance-off Cameras caught Riley, now six years old, throwing down some mean dance moves during the final preseason game for her dad’s Golden State Warriors (a loss to the Lakers), proving that she’s still got what it takes to be captivating.  Riley Curry…

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This 1 photo perfectly sums up the UK’s World Cup fever

Actual footage of football coming home.Image: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images If you want to get a sense of just how caught up in World Cup fever the UK is, you don’t need to look far. A good place to start would be Ian Wright’s delirious reaction to the England Vs. Colombia result, or the footage of people across the country celebrating that final penalty. SEE ALSO: Japan leaves touching thank you note and a spotless locker room after World Cup loss Another good place would be this image of a random…

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Dog interrupts minor league baseball game, has extremely good time

Truth be told, there’s nothing more delightful than a great “Bark at the Park Night,” special promotions at both minor and major league baseball games throughout the season where dogs are allowed into the stadium. Besides making it possible to watch America’s Pastime with Man’s Best Friend, these games are great for prime dogspotting opportunities and adorable shenanigans. SEE ALSO: Meet the 9-year-old who runs the most wholesome Twitter account about petting dogs Case in point: the German Shepherd-looking pup who got free during Wednesday night’s “Bark at the Park”…

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‘The Simpsons’ predictions have returned to the 2018 Winter Olympics

If you want to see the future perhaps consider studying episodes of The Simpsons very carefully. Somehow, in some way, the animated series always manages to predict real life, just as it did during the now-concluded 2018 Winter Olympics. It happened twice. The first was when Team USA won the gold medal in curling, an unlikely victory that’s sure to be a movie one day. The second happened when a rogue squirrel ran onto the snowboarding slope and only narrowly escaped death. References from two very separate moments in the…

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Leave it to a beer company to save the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell of the Jamaican bobsled team.Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For IBSF Sometimes the person (or brand) you least expected comes to the rescue.  The Jamaican bobsled team needed a bobsled for their upcoming competition at the Winter Olympics. Red Stripe, a Jamaican beer company, offered to pay for one.  SEE ALSO: A complete guide to bluffing your way through the Winter Olympics Please contact us (your DMs are not open) US (315) 558-2302 — Jamaica Bobsled Team (@Jambobsled) February 15, 2018 The exchange began after the…

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Cracking Down: The NHL Has Unveiled A New Hyperbolic Penalty Box That Makes 3 Minutes Inside It Feel Like 500 Years

Hockey has a well-earned reputation as one of the most brutal major sports, and now the NHL is taking a decisive measure to promote player safety: The league has unveiled a new hyperbolic penalty box that makes three minutes inside it feel like 500 years. A penalty that lasts half a millennium for the player but only a few minutes of real time? This is going to seriously change the way the game is played. The hyperbolic penalty boxes, which were unveiled to a packed stadium at a Penguins game…

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