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Nick Symmonds Left Off World Championship Roster

Team USA's hopes at medalling in the 800m in Beijing took a hit over the past 48 hours as Nick Symmonds has been left off the team over an apparel-related dispute, and Ajee Wilson announced she would not compete due to injury.

Now is Your Chance to Beat Usain Bolt

A new Pepsi ad campaign challenges you to submit a video of yourself attempting to dance better than 100m and 200m World Record Holder Usain Bolt.

Meb and Flanagan to Run Olympic Marathon Trials

In an announcement that surprises no one, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan announced they will compete in the U.S. Olympic Trails for the marathon.

Genzebe Dibaba Will Not Run 1500 at Worlds

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation announced that Dibaba, who just broke the 1500m World Record last week, will run the 5000m instead of the 1500m at next month's World Championships in Beijing.

Caitlyn Jenner Honored with Award for Courage

Last night at the ESPY's, the former Olympic Gold Medalist in the Decathlon was given the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Following a compelling documentary, Caitlyn Jenner delivered an emotional speech.

Runners Charity to Aid Newtown Missing $70K

A charity set up to aid the community of Newtown, Conn. in the wake of a deadly school shooting in 2012 has closed after reporting $70,000 in fund gone and its founder disappeared.

China's Growing Marathon Mania

Not only have the number of marathons held in China increased dramatically in recent years the size of the fields have boomed as well. The trend shows no sign of slowing down.

The Aftermath of the Dallas Marathon Cancellation

Runners left out in the cold by the cancellation of the Dallas Marathon are taking things into their own hands while organizers of the event have softened their "no refund" policy with an offer for next year's race.

The 2013 NCAA Cross Country National Championships

Colorado won its fourth men's cross country national championship this weekend with Providence claiming the women's crown. Oregon's Edward Cheserek and Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino won the individual titles.

OK, You Hate Runners. Get Over It.

The running community has provided a robust response to a Wall Street Journal column blasting runners as self-aggrandizing annoyances.

Researchers Take On Energy Drinks and the Marketers Behind The Curtain

Recently-published articles in the British Medical Journal lay bare the claims made about sports drinks and their marketing claims, among other topics.

Sammy Wanjiru's End Remains A Mystery

The New Yorker digs into the story and mystery of Sammy Wanjiru.

Marathons and the Invisible Hand of the Market

The increasing popularity of "destination" marathons is driving up prices and shortening sell out times. Don't expect the situation to change anytime soon.

The Warmup Lap | 3.6.12 - Is Your Marathon Costume Copyright Compliant?

The Warmup Lap tells the heartwarming tale of the London Marathon runner whose plans to wear a 2012 Olympics costume was nixed due to copyright concerns.

The Dangers of Eating Disorders for Runners

Eating disorders are a very real danger for runners, particularly women. Stride Nation looks at the problem as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

The Marathon - More Popular Than Ever

More than 518,000 people completed a marathon in the US last year, a record for a sport growing in popularity. A new set of numbers shows the running boom shows little sign of slowing down.

A New Look At Massage Therapy for Athletes

A new study finds that massage therapy promotes recovery at the cellular level helping athletes recuperate from workouts and injury.

The Backlash Against The Race for the Cure Running Events

The controversy surrounding the Susan G Komen Foundation's decision to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood has sparked concerns about the effect it will have on the group's popular Race for the Cure series.

Autophagy, Running and Living Healthier

Recent studies support the idea that the body's cellular mechanism to recycle uneeded elements is enhanced by exercise such as running. That, it turns, leads to a healthier life.


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