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Running Helped Me Finally Beat My Postpartum Depression

One mom shares how running races was the best thing she could have done for herself and her daughter.

Harriette Thompson Becomes the Oldest Woman to Run a Half Marathon at 94

Proof you shouldn't let anything keep you from your goals.

10 Lessons I Learned from Running 10 Marathons

Marathons can teach you a lot—about running and about life.

First Woman to Officially Run the Boston Marathon Runs the Race 50 Years Later

And she's wearing the same number an official tried to rip off her in 1967.

I Lost My Leg In the Boston Marathon Bombing and I Appreciate My Body More Than Ever

I'm going to do everything on one leg I never did on two—including a triathlon!

5 Reasons to Run a Women-Only Race

Don't make us quote Beyonce.

Meet Rahaf Khatib: The American Muslim Running the Boston Marathon to Raise Money for Syrian Refugees

"What's happening now could have happened to me when I was coming to the U.S."

Why Half Marathons Are the Best Distance Ever

They're doable, you'll feel accomplished, and you don't have to give up your entire social life to train.

Why an Olympic Triathlete Is Nervous About Her First Marathon

Gwen Jorgensen is an Olympic gold medalist and one of the fastest women in the world's triathlete circuit, but even the best athletes have their doubts about how a race day will end.

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.

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!