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What Training for a Long Race Really Does to Your Legs
From hips all the way down to your ankles, training for a long race can cause serious wear and tear on your legs
What I Learned from Running 20 Disney Races
The experience really is magical.
Things That Go Through Your Mind On Marathon Training Rest Days
Hint: Ice cream.
Natalie Dormer Has the Best Answer to This Common Marathon Question
The star keeps the focus on why she ran instead of how fast she did it (but, guys, she's really fast!).
I Said I'd Never Run a Marathon—Here's Why I Did
Running wasn't something I ever thought I'd enjoy, but when I stopped thinking it had to be fun, it became so much more
26.2 Mistakes I Made During My First Marathon So You Don't Have To
I've run one 26.2 mile race—the New York City Marathon—and made every mistake along the way.
I Ran All 6 of the World Marathon Majors In 3 Years
From London to New York City to Tokyo, running helped me travel the world—and learn a ton about fitness and tenacity.
What I Learned from Helping My Friend Pace a Marathon
Running may be a solo sport, but there is no 'I' in marathon
What It Took to Conquer (Part of) the Runfire Cappadocia Ultra Marathon in Turkey
Read one runner's account of what it takes to run 160 miles through the scorching desert.
What Running a Marathon Really Does to Your Body
From your brain to the bottom of your feet, this handy infographic details what you're signing your body up for when you run a race.
This 71-Year-Old Runner Has Completed 81 Marathons
And Barbara Brady isn't stopping any time soon!
What Running a Marathon Looks Like Around the World
From the fastest and slowest countries to the nation with the most female runners, check out the surprising stats from the largest analysis of marathon runners in history!
I Ran a Marathon In Antarctica!
Rough trails, extreme weather, potential hypothermia?! Running a race in Antarctica was unlike anything I'd ever experienced.
Your Brain Forgets the Pain of Your First Marathon
Science says you may have a rose-colored view looking back on the pains of running 26.2!
17 Things to Expect When Running Your First Marathon
You will make it through, we promise!
Train for Your First Half Marathon with @AliOnTheRun1
She's here to share with us how she got into running, and training plans for the Brooklyn Half Marathon.
"Why I'd Rather Run with Women"
Races like the Disney Princess Half Marathon harness the power of women working together. One writer shares her experience.
10 Movie-Themed Fun Runs
Instead of simply watching the Oscars, celebrate the award show in Shape style—with blockbuster-themed races
Is This the Most Dangerous Thing Ever Done at a Marathon?
We commend anyone who can run 26.2 miles, but Hyvon Ngetich's determination to finish may have put her at serious risk.
10 Races Perfect for People Just Beginning Running
Looking to tackle your first 5k or more? Check out the best courses in America for first-timers.
What Makes You a Runner?
Hitting the pavement isn’t just about how fast you are. It’s time to redefine what it means to be a runner.
10 Best Marathons to Travel the World
Get that passport ready! From Paris to the Great Wall of China, these international marathons are worth training (and traveling!) for.
Science Says This is the Fastest Possible Female Marathon Time
It's the battle of the sexes: men may run faster, but women run harder.
Want A Real Fitness Challenge? Try Running 3 Races In One Weekend
Maybe you. Here’s how to (safely!) pull off this triple feat.
America’s Best Turkey Trots
Earn your mashed potatoes and gravy at one of the 1,300 Thanksgiving-themed races in the U.S.!
10 Food-Fueled Races Around the Country
It may not be polite to eat and run, but it’s de rigueur at these events for foodie foot racers.