2016 Golden Shoe Awards: Runner of the Year – The Greatest, Ed Whitlock

December 27th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Features, homepage, Runs & Races, Special Feature | No Comments »

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.

Running with bipolar disorder

November 28th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Features, homepage | 1 Comment »

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.

In memory of her

November 21st, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Features, homepage, Special Feature | No Comments »

Ultra-runner Brad Firth (also known as Caribou Legs) lost his sister, Irene, not long ago to domestic violence. In his running career, he has taken to running extensive distances for issues which he holds close. This year, he ran across Canada for the nation’s missing and murdered women. He has now completed his cross-country journey in memory of Irene– and all the other missing girls.

Interview: Kathrine Switzer reflects on 50-year career since iconic Boston Marathon debut

November 15th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Features, homepage, Special Feature, The Scene | No Comments »

Approaching the 50th anniversary of her controversial Boston Marathon run, women’s running icon Kathrine Switzer reflects on her life spent paving the way for generations of female runners and the state of gender equality in the sport today.

Tom Longboat: Redefining a legacy

November 11th, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in Features, homepage, Profiles, Sections | No Comments »

Canada’s most misunderstood runner may also be our greatest of all time By Roger Robinson In beginning of the 20th century, marathon running was the hottest sporting entertainment on earth. One of its biggest stars was […]

Without Heroin

November 9th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Features, homepage, Special Feature | No Comments »

When one Italian drug rehabilitation centre made headlines after last year’s New York City Marathon, many wondered: what’s the story with these runners who train in rehab to race in NYC? Sara Carrena is one of those runners. In 2010, she came to San Patrignano to release herself form the grips of her heroin addiction and train for her first marathon.

In-depth review: running 500 kilometres with Apple Watch Series 2

October 31st, 2016 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Electronics, Features, homepage, Running Gear, Running Gear | 6 Comments »

So… is the new Apple Watch good for runners? And is it a Garmin killer? I’ll answer those two key questions, and more in this review.