Work Hard, Blot: Lipstick And The Fifth-Fastest Indoor Mile Ever

Dammit people, put down the fatty and pay attention to women's middle distance track. U.S. women are killing it on a global scale. Take Shannon Rowbury, above: Already a two-time Olympian and lotta-time World Championship finalist, she broke from the gate this year and laid down a 4:22.66 mile at the Camel City… » 2/18/15 11:35am 2/18/15 11:35am

McFarland Cross Country: They Built It And Hollywood Came

Given how Hollywood likes to tart up the truth (see American Sniper, Frozen, et al.) you probably have a very good sense of what's going on with Disney's soon-to-be released McFarland USA. The Kevin Costner vehicle is based, as they say, on the true story of a boys' cross country team from McFarland High School in… » 2/16/15 5:53pm 2/16/15 5:53pm

"How's Your Dick?": The Rise And Fall Of An Alleycat Race

"Stupor Bowl is dead," Gene Oberpriller pronounced after the 18th annual alleycat bike race. The fact that you—hopelessly mainstream as you are—are reading this is proof. As any nightclub owner will confirm, underground cachet is a fragile beast. It's only minutes, or entries in this case, between the insiders who… » 2/07/15 9:30am 2/07/15 9:30am

Hey Boys And Girls: You, Too, Can Skate 40 MPH Downhill Over Jumps

Sadie Lundquist (not pictured) launched from the rose window of St. Paul's iconic cathedral, some 40 feet above ground, dropped in and started building speed. A tiny check at the top of a 10-foot cliff and she was over the edge, hitting the ice with a crunch, fighting for balance, blurring through every dimension… » 1/24/15 8:00am 1/24/15 8:00am

Three Ways To Improve Your 10K

First, go to winter training camp in Ethiopia and stay with that dope baller Geb! #Boomgettingitdone. That's Haile Gebrselassie there in the middle, notcher of 27 world records and a 26:22.75 10,000-meter guy. Of course, that was on the track, which is so so much faster than pounding out 6.2 miles on crummy cement,… » 1/20/15 10:28am 1/20/15 10:28am

Can The Chillest Runner In The U.S. Be The First To Make Five Olympics?

It's noon in Tucson, Ariz., and Abdi Abdirahman is making a spot of tea. The Black Cactus (having correctly ascertained that what distance running needs is more cowbell and monikers) is part way through an easy day. So, 12 miles, done. He's chill, he's happy, he's confident. What the hell's the matter with him? » 1/09/15 11:04am 1/09/15 11:04am

Why Did The NYPD Clip This Japanese Marathoner?

Above is a screen shot of prolific Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi making a break from the lead pack in the 2014 NYC Marathon, at about 18K, just past 11 miles. This is about 1:21 into EuroSport's full coverage of the race. The video leaves to cover the women's leaders and returns at 1:22:35 to show what appears to be… » 1/09/15 10:40am 1/09/15 10:40am

Skip Bulletproof Coffee And Just Take The Drugs

Even if you haven't heard of the Bulletproof Diet, you've probably heard of the drink, a mixture of melted butter and black coffee that adherents have in place of breakfast. But while founder Dave Asprey claims his diet and exercise regimen raised his IQ (12 points? More than 20? Who cares!), reduced his need for… » 1/05/15 6:00am 1/05/15 6:00am

All The Dumbass Things Alan Abrahamson Said In His Piece Of Shit Op-Ed

Alan Abrahamson is an Olympic lackey at the highest level, the Peter King of the IOC, and one doesn't get to the top of the ass-kissing heap of five-ring propagandists by not knowing how to get along. But Abrahamson went from benign sycophant to unabashed Benedict Arnold when he took to his website to decry the loss… » 12/19/14 3:38pm 12/19/14 3:38pm

2014 Sports Beard Of The Year: It's About Putting In The Work

Adding facial hair to the list of excellent things about track and field, mid-distance runner Will Leer has been awarded the 2014 Sports Beard of the Year. British blog BeardWatch bestowed the honors on the 29-year-old after a groundswell of support from track and manscaping fans pushed the speedster ahead of… » 12/19/14 9:15am 12/19/14 9:15am