This one’s for Scott: My journey running as I grieve the loss of my husband

January 27th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Features, homepage, Special Feature | No Comments »

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.

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.

Amelia Boone’s rapid rise to OCR dominance and her love for ultrarunning

November 30th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in homepage, Special Feature, Trail Running | No Comments »

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.

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.

Exotic marathon destination: Miami will make you move

November 10th, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in homepage, Special Feature | No Comments »

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.

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.