Specially formatted feature articles for Running Magazine
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.
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.
Star obstacle course racer and ultrarunner Amelia Boone didn’t begin racing until she was 28. In the five years since, she has become one of the sport’s most decorated athletes.
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.
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.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Miami Marathon is a big-city race with a super-relaxed party vibe. It’s the perfect escape from a Canadian winter.
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.