| Aug 18, 2013
— There's really no better way to see a place than by foot.
Even if the path is 26.2 miles and goes over a 13,800-foot mountain pass.
And it's a race.
Running a marathon in June along the Inca Trail, high in the Peruvian Andes, seemed like a...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:01 PM
Alain Mimoun, 92, an Algerian-born French distance runner who won the 1956 Olympic marathon after losing three Olympic races to Czech great Emil Zatopek, died Thursday. France's athletics federation announced his death but did not provide other details....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Six runners who braved a half marathon in Pasadena amid record-breaking temperatures Sunday morning were hospitalized for heat-related conditions, authorities said.
Paramedics treated 15 people for heat-related injuries along the course of the 3,500-...
| Mar 19, 2013
Lots of good reasons I shouldn't be doing this. I'm not even a little bit Kenyan. I've undertrained. After an hour, we haven't really even left downtown and appear to be circling back to where we started, Dodger Stadium.
This is my first marathon. And my...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- As 200,000 spectators poured into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday morning, the question was whether they'll see history at this year's Indianapolis 500.
Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti are trying to become four-time...
| May 24, 2013
Ultramarathons are to running what the Marquis de Sade was to romance. Not sure I support such extremism. When one of the sport's stars, a frantic rabbit by the name of Shannon Farar-Griefer, runs the infamous Badwater, she races on desert roads so hot...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Security was ramped up, bomb-sniffing dogs made their rounds and a moment of silence was observed before the first runners kicked off the annual O.C. Marathon on Sunday.
Boston, it seemed, was on everyone’s mind.
Kimberly O'Donnell, a 23-year-...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Called up Bill Iffrig the other morning; he answers — no agent, no publicist. We chat awhile about running and how he came to be America's most famous marathon man.
Iffrig is the older gentleman — all table legs and elbows — blown...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:44 PM
There it was on the screen, tragic and terrifying, another senseless act of cowardice. This time in Boston.
Like everyone else Monday, I was upset, angry and at a loss for words.
So I called two people who have been through this before.
Tom Frost of...
| Jul 7, 2012
Scott Jurek is a nice guy who exhibits none of the sanctimonious proselytizing that vegans sometimes do.
He's also a guy who gave up a fast-food burger diet and runs what many consider to be obscenely long distances. How long? In 2010, he ran an...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 9:36 PM
The storm from the Gulf of Alaska boosted rainfall totals a bit, but they remain about 7 inches below normal for this point in the rain year, which begins July 1. “It helped. But not a lot,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Rich...