A space for running-related long form stories.
Over 160 kilometres and 20,000 m of elevation, facing some of Tennessee’s harshest backcountry terrain, sleep deprived and exhausted, Canadian Gary Robbins only had his hallucinations for company. This is the story of the ultrarunner’s first attempt at the fabled Barkley Marathons in 2016. Is this man crazy? You decide.
In 2016, Canada’s Ed Whitlock ran a marathon in under four hours, crushing the 85+ world record by more than 30 minutes. Age-graded, many of his world records could be considered the greatest running performances of all-time. Tim Huebsch goes for a run with Whitlock at his favourite running spot, a cemetery in Milton, Ont., to find out what motivates one of the most talented and intriguing runners alive.
Abigail Hoffman started out as a talented hockey player at the age of nine disguising herself as a boy in order to join the league. When she was told that girls couldn’t play, she took her talents to the track. Her running career spanned 15 years from 1962 to 1976 where she represented Canada in the Olympics and won five medals for our country at the Pan Am Games in the 800 and 1,500m events.
The Breaking2 initiative designers have reinvented the racing flat, and it’s literally bigger and lighter than ever.
Nearly a year and a half ago, Richard asked Nicole out on a running date. She said yes and hasn’t looked backed since.
This past summer, Sara MacDonald’s nightmare became her reality when her husband, Scott, passed away. In grieving the loss of the love of her life, she found a sense of calm through running. Here she describes how running is getting her through this family tragedy.
For years, Diane Gagne struggled with bipolar disorder. When she discovered running, it became part of her treatment plan. Today, running is one of the most reliable ways to keep her healthy and happy.