Hurdler Kristi Castlin Tells You How To Not Get Fat Over The Holidays 

Kristi Castlin is a very good hurdler. How good? The 26-year-old Atlanta native beat American record-holder Brianna Rollins in the 100-meter hurdlers in the spring, breaking Rollins' two-year winning streak. It came down to the thousandth of a second—Castlin's 12.571 seconds to Rollins' 12.576—and when the margin for… » 12/17/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

Ex-Nike Runner Metes Out Public Relations Advice

Former Nike-sponsored runner Kara Goucher suggested in a tweet that Nike's We Run Dirty campaign for trail running gear was ill-advised, given the recent doping dramas involving, among others, top-tier Kenyan Rita Jeptoo and Russian Liliya Shobukhova. Both women are—or were, at the time they failed drug tests—in the… » 12/08/14 9:31am 12/08/14 9:31am

USA Track & Field Will Do Whatever It Damn Well Wants

It's been over nine months since Andrew Bumbalough, a spindly runner from Tennessee, was disqualified from the 2014 USA Indoor Championships after officials misidentified him for another athlete. On Friday evening, USA Track & Field's Board of Directors issued a statement that they had voted to reinstate the athlete's… » 12/08/14 6:31am 12/08/14 6:31am

Is Competitiveness Poor Sportsmanship?

Thanks to social media, sportsmanship has taken on proportions well beyond the usual no-cutting-the-course, no-tripping no-brainers. Recently, the brand of sportsmanship that's garnered attention—and been called "inspiring"—includes stopping mid-race to help a fallen competitor, at the cost of personal achievement.… » 12/05/14 7:00pm 12/05/14 7:00pm

Will These Running Shoes Make You Faster?

Look what just vaulted into the already crowded running shoe market—another crazy-looking shoe and its, so far, single-product brand. With a carbon-fiber flanged sole, the Ampla Fly is designed to give a little boost, maximizing the force of each push-off, say the creators, athletic shoe industry veterans David Bond… » 12/03/14 4:00pm 12/03/14 4:00pm

Endurance Athletes May Soon Be Electrocuting Their Brains

What if, prior to Thursday's Turkey Trot, a few minutes hooked up to a 9-volt battery could have lowered your heart rate, increased your power, and made every mile feel easier? This is the promise of ongoing research on transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. And while the early test results are far from… » 11/29/14 6:17am 11/29/14 6:17am

Clif Cuts Ties With Some Of Its Most Infamous Climbers

On November 7, the rock climbing magazine Rock and Ice reported Clif Bar had cut five of its 20 sponsored climbers. It's not uncommon for companies like Clif to add and drop athletes, but this was different: the five it cut—Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Cedar Wright and Timmy O'Neill—are some of the most… » 11/27/14 6:31am 11/27/14 6:31am

Can Hosting Sports Events Change Qatar's Culture?

Oil-rich Doha, Qatar, was awarded the 2019 Track and Field World Championships by the IAAF, winning out over Barcelona, Spain, and Eugene, Ore. The 10-day event draws the third-largest TV audience of any sports event, behind the summer Olympics and World Cup soccer. » 11/20/14 11:00am 11/20/14 11:00am