This post originally published on Outside. On Sunday night, in what we can confidently say was the most remarkable track race of the Olympics so far, South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk won gold in the men’s 400-meters in 43.03 seconds—breaking Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old record by .15 seconds. Such was the enormity of the 24-year-old’s achievement […]
Put a little extra spring in your step.
This post originally published on Upworthy. The scene probably felt like something out of a nightmare for Olympic runners Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand and Abbey D’Agostino of the U.S. The two Olympians were competing in the women’s (downright grueling) 5,000-meter race in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 16, 2016, when they got tangled up […]
This article originally published on TeamUSA.org. RIO DE JANEIRO — In the past four years, Gwen Jorgensen has geared everything toward this one day. After suffering a flat tire in the London 2012 Olympic Games triathlon and finishing 38th, she was determined to win gold in Rio. It’s a historic day for #USA! @gwenjorgensen WINS […]
This post originally published on Outside. Veteran runners know the familiar “Run Forest, Run!” jeer all too well. You can tell off a passing motorist, but you’ll need a creative retort when an unknowing—and generally well-meaning—dinner party guest asks if you won the Boston Marathon. Here’s your cheat sheet on what you’ll want to say […]
This article originally published on USATODAY. RIO DE JANEIRO — Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, who had the eyes of the world upon him Friday night as he lit the caldron at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, has received an apology from the man who ruined his hopes of Olympic glory 12 years ago. Cordeiro de […]
Why does CNN Newsroom weekend anchor Fredricka Whitfield  train for triathlons at 10 p.m.?
This post originally published on Greatist. Close your eyes and imagine the typical triathlete. Odds are you just pictured someone who looks like Michael Phelps, and that’s an image Leah Gilbert is trying to change. She may not be breaking world records, but Gilbert’s touching story reminds us that people of all shapes and sizes […]