These Four Runners Are Encouraging More Women to Get on the Trails

While male competitors still clock the fastest times at the majority of running events, women have begun to emerge victorious in ultra- and trail races in recent years. Averaging 7:38 per mile, Camille Herron crossed the finish line before any of her male competitors when she broke the women’s world record for 100 miles at …

You Won’t Believe the Pace (and Patience) Needed to Set the Indoor Marathon World Record

We can’t help but assume that running a marathon on a 200-meter banked indoor track can make the already daunting distance seem even more cruel. But that’s just what seven runners—two women and five men—did this past weekend at Uptown Manhattan’s famed Armory. The 211 lap ordeal has become a yearly tradition—this was the third …

Runners Respond to Attack on Public Lands by Creating One Glorious Relay Event

RELATED: Muddy, Thirsty, Naked, Joyful: What It’s Like to Run Through Bears Ears National Monument In January, a team of filmmakers, conservationists, professional ultrarunners, and Navajo athletes completed a 250-mile relay between the two endangered national monuments, broken down into six-mile legs. A nine-minute mini-documentary, Messengers, shows off some of the surreal scenery the runners …

Running for Solace, Strength, and Normalcy

Last September, Rosa Hernandez’s routine runs became more like CrossFit classes. The 42-year-old half marathoner and mother of two leapt over chunks of crumbling sidewalk, climbed across fallen palm trees, and maneuvered around mountains of debris. On occasion, the obstacles were living, like the large snake that slithered mere meters from her feet or the …

Following Backlash, Strava Tweaks Its Heat Maps Privacy Settings

In late January, Nathan Ruser, an 20-year-old Australian studying international security made a startling discovery. Strava—the widely used fitness app—had inadvertently revealed the locations of some of America’s overseas military operations when it released its annual Global Heat Map. The Heat Maps depict the cumulative GPS data of Strava’s users who do not opt out …