Why Are Indoor Track Records Slower Than Outdoor Track?

Last week in Manhattan, Gary Patton, a well-muscled, mustachioed, Iowa-based septuagenarian, established a new men’s indoor mile world record for the 70–74 age group. His 5:29.81 bested the previous world record of 5:32.4, which had stood for 30 years. This is incredible for a host of reasons beyond Patton’s age (he was 71 on race …

One 5K Led to This Alabama Man Losing More Than 100 Pounds

Name: Gary SnowAge: 43Occupation: Computer AnalystHometown: Selma, Alabama Start Weight: 304.6 poundsEnd Weight: 198 poundsTime Running: 2 years, 3 months Way back in 2011 I set a long-term weight goal of 198 pounds. I was 304.6 pounds. so this goal was a tall order. I started by just counting calories and lost some weight, but …

Hurricane Harvey Could Barely Slow Down This Dominating 68-Year-Old

General InterestNewswire When it comes to running, Sabra Harvey had a very good 2017. The 68-year-old packed her schedule with a series of road races that made her a quadruple national champion, winning her age group and overall age-graded title in every USATF Masters championship event she entered: the mile, 5K, 10K, and 15K. She …

Gabe Grunewald on Running and Cancer Treatment: “I’m Not Throwing in the Towel”

NewswireElite RunnersGabriele Grunewald During the past year, Gabriele Grunewald, 31, has tried to maintain her presence as a professional middle-distance runner while pursuing all available avenues to treat her fourth bout of cancer. It’s been a year of extensive travel, a lot of airports, and many hours in doctors’ offices. All the while, Grunewald has …