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VIDEO: David Epstein's TED Talk

Are athletes actually getting faster, better and stronger? That's the question posed by David Epstein in a March TED Talk, and the answer, surprisingly, is "not really."

Runners Thank World War II Veteran During Race

Runners in the San Jose 408K took time out to honor a 95-year-old WWII serviceman who donned his uniform to watch the race.

Sony Rolls Out New Core Fitness Tracker

Sony prepares to enter the fitness-tracking smartwear market in an absurdly small way with the recently unveiled ultra-tiny Core device.

'A Run Around the Sun'

From Hawaii to Miami to London to Paris and countless places in between (though mostly Sacramento), Geoff Butler ran every single day in 2013 -- and then made it into a video.

So how far did Rocky Balboa run in Rocky II?

Dan McQuade of the Philadelphia Magazine did the math and it turns out the Italian Stallion was a pioneer ultramarathoner.

Triathletes, PJs and the best Christmas video

The season's best Christmas-card video has arrived.

Usain Bolt Beats A Bus

So the world's fastest man can beat a city bus. Not a terribly surprising revelation.

The Coming Age of Smart Shoes

Efforts to produce a shoe that collects information and relays it to athletes through smart phone apps have accelerated up over the past year.

MLS Player Honored for Boston Marathon Response

Major League Soccer's Matt Reis was named the 2013 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year for his actions to save the life of his father-in-law, John Odom, grievously injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

The Polar Bear Marathon

The temperature at the start of the Polar Bear Marathon in Churchill, Canada this year: -20 degrees. The good news? There were no actual polar bears on the course.

Distance Running Pioneer Ted Corbitt

Earlier this month Ted Corbitt was inducted into the Black Distance Runners Hall of Fame. The only thing more amazing than Corbitt's athletic feats are his efforts to create the sport we know today.

GoPro IRONMAN World Championship preview

A preview clip of NBC's broadcast of the 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship, set to air Saturday, November 16, at 4:30 pm ET. In addition to coverage of the men's and women's pro races, the show will feature Hines Ward, Gordon Ramsay, Karen Aydelo

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VIDEO: miCoach SMART RUN, from adidas

"Welcome to your smartest run, ever."

Could you keep pace with Ryan Hall?

In New York? Try and keep up with a marathon runner!

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VIDEO: Double-amputee changes flat tire

Here's Hector Picard, the first double-arm amputee Ironman finisher, changing a flat tire. So ... what's your excuse? (See more at

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Craig Alexander: "The body's not what it used to be"

"The body's not what it used to be." Craig Alexander explains why 2013 was his last time racing at Kona (via

Kona Underpants Run

Thursday before the Ironman World Championship means just one thing -- the Kona Underpants Run!

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VIDEO: Sebastian Kienle's practice ride in Kona

Video of Sebastian Kienle, one of the Ironman circuit's strongest cyclists, hitting 30+ mph on a training ride along the Queen K Highway ahead of Saturday's Ironman World Championship.

Macca makes his World Championship picks

Although he's not racing on Saturday, Macca is in Kona, and offering his picks for the men's race in the Ironman World Championship.

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VIDEO: Hines Ward swims at Kona's "Dig Me Beach"'s Dave Erickson caught up with Hines Ward before and after a taper swim at "Dig Me Beach" in Kailua-Kona Bay, site of the swim for Saturday's Ironman World Championship. For Ward, who retired from the NFL in March of 2012. it will be his first-ever Ironman-distance race.

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adidas Springblade TV Commercial Sneak Peek

A quick look at the new commercials for adidas Springblade, "the first running shoe with blade technology designed to help propel you forward."

The world's steepest race

The race that runs up a ski jump.

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"Your body's really asking for you to stop"

The official documentary of the 2013 Tarawera Ultramarathon, a 100K run through the trails of New Zealand. This year's race was won by American Sage Canaday, who finished in 8:53:54 (that's an 8:35/mile pace, for 62 miles, which is nuts).

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Colbert Report discusses why humans are the best long-distance runners

Daniel Lieberman, the Professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard, joined The Colbert Report Thursday night to "explain that human beings are among the best long-distance runners in the world because they're good at sweating."

'Rise and shine'

Looking for some motivation before your next workout? Look no further. Rise and shine.

Tony Clark, a #RunFor veterans

Marine veteran Tony Clark decided to train for the Badwater Ultramarathon by building a heat box in his Wichita, Kansas garage. Every runner has a reason. What's yours?

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Kilian's Quest Slow motion

Kilian's Quest Slow motion 1000 frames / second from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

You never knew how much you wanted to see running 1000 frames per second until right now. (via, ht @dennymayo)

Julia Chase and a #RunFor joy

In 1961, despite the efforts of the race organizers, Julia Chase became the first woman to compete in the Manchester Road Race.

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2013 ITU World Triathlon San Diego Elite Men Highlights

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee won Saturday's ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego with a dominant performance and blistering run.

Daily Win: Just keep running

In the wake of the horrific Boston Marathon explosions in the city's Copley Square, Dan Rubenstein looks at how universal a sport running is and one shining bright spot from a dark Monday.

From morbidly obese to the Boston Marathon

The story of Roger Wright, a man who went from 318 pounds to Boston Marathon finisher.

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IRONMAN 70.3 St. George Utah preview

Previewing the 2013 U.S. Pro Championships


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