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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.

13 Marathon Essentials That Every Runner Should Own

In honor of the NYC Marathon, we rounded up our must-have gear that will help you look stylish from the moment you start to the second you finish.

How I Went from 3 Miles to 13.1 in 7 Weeks

And somewhere in between found fun in fitness.

Fitness Saved My Life: From Alcoholic to Ironman

How one woman ditched drinking in favor of sprinting, swimming, and cycling—and became a champion triathlete along the way.

Your Mental Marathon Training Plan

Prepping your body for a race is only half the battle—here’s how to ready your brain to face 26.2 miles too.

4 Unexpected Ways to Train for a Marathon

Speed work, long runs, and intervals aren’t the only way to prep for 26.2 miles. Try these other plans to finish strong.

Why Women Are Better at Marathons

Seriously—science says when it comes down to this aspect of 26.2, ladies have men beat fair and square.

This Woman Is Running 53 Marathons in 53 Days

It's possible, but quite a feat. See how she aims to do it and what an expert says.

The Top 10 Fears Marathoners Experience

Face down these common concerns, and you’ll complete 26.2 miles with confidence and soak up the high afterward.