Running

Virtual Races Keep Runners Going // REI Co-op Journal

In-person events may be postponed for now, but runners are staying motivated and finding community online. Last fall, Deena Kastor watched the weather as she prepared to tackle one of her most difficult…

Olympian Alexi Pappas on Running and Writing Her Greek Heritage // Marriott Traveler

Sitting in the Panathenaic Stadium on a recent trip to Athens, Greece, Olympian Alexi Pappas imagined previous generations of people who, since 1896, have sat in the same seats watching the final moments…

There’s No Running in Forest Bathing // REI Co-op Journal

The guard shuffled toward me. No running, no running, he whisper-shouted, waving an orange baton in my direction. Clad in a navy-blue suit with a crisp white shirt, his face wore a genuine look of…

Celebrating the Ultra Running Ancients // Trail Runner Magazine

The race through the Sacred Valley celebrates Peru’s history of running. For Traill Runner Magazine, July 2018 When Claudio Castillo started to plan a running event in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas…

Run Mammoth: A Destination Guide to Running in Mammoth Lakes, California

This high-altitude haven offers inspiring scenery, an abundance of trails, and a healthy running community. It is no secret that Mammoth Lakes is one of North America’s top high-altitude running destinations. Deena Kastor…

The First Woman to Run Boston Trained on the Trails // Trail Runner Magazine

Running in the woods behind her parents house as a child, Bobbi Gibb felt free—like Athena or Aphrodite. She ran on equestrian trails, climbed rocks and trees. She experienced the miraculousness of nature…

The Road to Glory // Runner’s World

Scores of pros have used this famous road–and this long tempo workout–to elevate their game. The Whistle shrills a few times and Coach Andrew Kastor shouts, “Line’em up!” The Mammoth Track Club–including American…

Bishop, CA Summer Travel Issue // Runner’s World

Chances are you’ve never heard of Bishop. While its more famous neighbor to the northwest, Mammoth Lakes (a training haven for elites like Meb Keflezighi), may overshadow this remote Eastern Sierra enclave, Bishop…

Tim Tollefson Will Run for Donuts // REI Co-op Journal

Tim Tollefson, 32, was injured and undertrained going into the Transgrancanaria Ultra Marathon last spring. “I expected a death march, but it turned into more of a death march than I ever could…

Camille Herron Becomes First American to Win Comrades in 20 Years // Runner’s World

For Camille Herron, the Comrades Marathon in South Africa was more than just a climb to the finish—it was the culmination of a lifetime of uphill challenges that gave her the fortitude to…

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