On a beautiful day for running in Berlin, Dennis Kimetto won his second major marathon title and locked up the World Marathon Majors prize. Oh, and he also became the first human to break 2:03. That's 4:42 per mile for 26 miles.
Fifty years ago this week, "A Hard Day's Night" hit number one on the Billboard Top 100. Not only was it the Beatles' fifth number one song of the year, it started a fifty year (and still going) collective obsession with "#1 Hits!" specifically, and pop culture rankings more generally.
Alysia Montaño is a fast 800 meter runner. Alysia Montaño is the defending national champion in the 800 meters. Alysia Montaño always wears a flower in her hair. Alysia Montaño showed up yesterday to defend her national title, with a flower in her hair. Alysia Montaño also showed up eight months pregnant. Alysia…
Miami, FL – As the fans trickled out of historic Flamingo Park, the manager of the Everglades Gators (8-16) touched his bill, hiding the flow of tears. After squeezing out a single run against Miami High (17-5) in the fourth inning, Coach Oddibe McDowell's offense had dried up. An untimely error by his utility man…
As any high school coach will tell you, when you take the lead, never look back. And the reason is obvious: COWS AHEAD!
When John Alway completes the Haywards Heath leg of the Mid Sussex Marathon (UK) this morning, a huge weight will be lifted from his shoulders. No, not the weight of running in a marathon: a giant, stinky teddy bear.
When Tyson Gay was busted for doping last June, and then immediately fessed up to his transgressions, everyone expected that he'd cooperate with USADA in exchange for a lighter punishment. What they did not expect was that he'd sell out his relay teammates from the 2012 Olympics.
1. 600 yard run.
If you're like me, 90% of the people you follow on Twitter are elite runners, most of whom are kind enough not to post anything halfway interesting. So you can imagine the delight when I fired up the old iPhone last night and saw the following at the top of my feed:
Before dawn some five or six years ago, I shut the door to my Orlando-area non-Disney golf resort vacation destination villa, and set off on my usual Sunday long run. Having no intention of using the resort's three-quarter mile "fitness trail", I headed for the front gate, and began a search for a long, quiet road to…
We've spent the better part of this week focusing on elites, but now we turn back to the heart of the Boston Marathon: the qualifiers.
Ed. Note: Due to the breakout success of i09's story on a balloon in a minivan, Nick Denton has asked each Gawker subdomain to blow its readership's mind with a balloon-related post. This is Fittish's version.
Tonight the Drake Relays will stage the fifth annual Mall Vault, which features the nation's best pole vaulters pole vaulting in a mall. Here are ten other sporting events that we want to see contested in a mall:
Peter Wemali, coach of the Ugandan national junior running team, has been suspended following allegations of systematic mental, physical and sexual child abuse. One anonymous runner — wait, let's call her what she is: a girl — spoke to the Daily Monitor, and the scene is predictably horrific:
If Meb's intoxicating win in Boston yesterday has you buzzed enough to believe that the US is back on top of the marathon world, you'd better grab some Tylenol: Our three best prospects for the 2016 Olympics are a 41-year old and two guys who have never run a marathon.
Name: Seth Wold
Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. Today's elite: Shalane Flanagan.
Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. This morning's elite: Micah Kogo.
Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. Today's elite: Meb Keflezighi.
Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. This afternoon's elite: Ryan Hall.