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 …

After Five Open Heart Surgeries, D.C. Area Girl Loves That She Can Finally Run

Lily Rancourt takes the school bus home each day and meets four of her five siblings when she gets off the bus. Their father, Jacque, often welcomes them and they all walk home together until a short distance from their Bristow, Virginia, residence. Then, they race. They want to see who’s the fastest. But this …

One Walk Led to This Kentucky Woman Losing 125 Pounds Running

Name: Brittany Hulette Age: 28 Occupation: Credit Analyst Hometown: Frankfort, Kentucky Start Weight: 260 pounds End Weight: 135 pounds Time Running: Almost three years Growing up, I was always on the heavier side. I was physically inactive as a child and loved to eat. My weight really ballooned in middle school and high school, and …

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 …

Two Centenarians Steal the Show at USATF Masters Indoor Championships

The USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships are a rare gem where a competitors’ age will often exceed the event distance. Take for instance, 102-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins and fellow centenarian Orville Rogers, who demolished their respective 60-meter dashes this past weekend in Landover, Maryland. Of the seven world records that fell during competition …