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Stainless steel shoes literally and figuratively armor your feet

A new line of shoes called "Paleo(s) Ultra" is out from the German manufacturer Gost-Barefoot. These shoes are supposed to be "nearly indestructible" and made to be used in the toughest conditions.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Running mice get vision back

A new research study has shown that exposure to visual stimuli while running can restore vision to mice blind in one eye.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Do pet mice enjoy running on wheels?

Do pet mice enjoy running on wheels or is it simply a neurotic response to being held captive in a cage? A new science paper attempts to settle the argument.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Pole running to Rome for Polish pope sainthood

- A Polish marathoner is running the whole 2,000 kilometres to Rome in time for next month's canonisation of his countryman Pope John Paul II.On his way to celebrating the sainthood of the late Polish pontiff, Piotr Kurylo will also pray for world peace,...
In the Media by Maja Czarnecka (AFP)

Op-Ed: Runner cited in Central Park

New York - A Central Park incident is disturbing for runners, who often struggle with the rules of the road—do you run against traffic or with it? Can you cross against the light if you don’t affect traffic? Do you yield at stop signs regardless of right of way?
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 1 comment

You have to walk-run before you can run

Running is one of the best, and probably one of the most cost-effective, forms of exercise, but many beginners give up on it before they have a chance to benefit from the physical and mental health rewards it bestows.
In the Media by Joe Duarte

Sir Chris Chataway dies at the age of 82

London - British athlete and former world record holder Sir Chris Chataway has died at the age of 82. Chataway is one of Britain's most celebrated athletes and is well-known for helping Sir Roger Bannister to break the four-minute mile in 1954.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

German Halloween 'chainsaw massacre murderer' caused panic

Seems some people take it a little too far with their Halloween costumes, as this guy dressed as the chainsaw massacre murderer, complete with his own, real chainsaw. You'd think people would learn to expect stuff like this, but no, the crowd went wild.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Science explains why Usain Bolt is the world's fastest man

Usain Bolt is the world's fastest man. But what makes him so fast? Scientists have said that they can explain Bolt's extraordinary speed through the use of a mathematical model.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Racer beware, are popular weekend obstacle course mud races safe? Special

This past weekend I was off to photograph a friend at the MudMorial Race in Concord, NC. It sounded like a fun way to celebrate five years of fitness after her heart surgery, but how safe are these races?
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Boston Marathon explosions shock world

Boston - A tragic incident took place in the Boston Marathon when two explosions occurred at around 2:56 p.m. The explosion was caused by two bombs that were placed near the finish line on Boyleston Street.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam

Op-Ed: Walking actually provides better health benefits than running

We would think that running uses much more energy when compared to walking. So from a logical standpoint running should provide better health benefits. Well think again!
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Bloomberg's decision to cancel the NYC Marathon was the right one

New York - Mayor Bloomberg's decision to cancel the New York Marathon was the only proper way forward in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's wrath.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Shocking display demonstrates runners' nasty side Special

Last Saturday, A Midsummer Night's Run was held in Toronto. It passed through Tommy Thompson Park, a unique urban wilderness and nature sanctuary. Runners provided a sad and shameful display of disrespect for the beautiful surroundings.
Digital Journal Report by Bart B. Van Bockstaele - 20 comments

Olympics: Usain Bolt wins gold in men's 200-metre finals

London - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt took home the gold in the 200-metre race in today's 2012 Olympics. Fellow Jamaicans Johan Blake and Warren Wier won silver and bronze, respectively.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Thirty-second workouts increase fat fighting hormone

Training for 10, 20, and 30 second bursts lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and improves athletic performance. Just 30 seconds of sprinting increases growth hormone and lowers ghrelin and thus could help you lose weight.
In the Media by E. Hector Corsi - 1 comment

Kilted Scots attempt to break world record

Perth - Scottish runners are attempting to break the world record for most people running in Kilts on the Queens Diamond Jubilee weekend.
In the Media by Darren Brown - 1 comment

Alabama girl, 9, dies after being forced to run for 3 hours

Birmingham - The stepmother and grandmother of the third grade student face felony murder charges after the girl was allegedly forced to run around her home for three hours as punishment for lying about eating a candy bar.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 7 comments

Running for a cause? Waterfront Marathon in Toronto Special

Toronto - The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon took place this morning along the lake shore area of Toronto. The largest marathon in Toronto runners from around the world take part but who is the race benefiting?
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Not Since Moses: Running on the ocean floor Special

Five Islands - The sea in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin sometimes drops from 15 metres to zero in six hours, and some people see that as an opportunity to run a marathon on the sea bed.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Two men to run 27 marathons in 27 days, one in every EU country Special

Two men are going to run 27 marathons in 27 days each in a different European Union country. The aim is to raise money for charity in each country.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Man charged for running and coaching while on sick pay

Croydon - A former Commonwealth Games athlete was given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay back money he collected in sick pay, after he was found guilty of defrauding his employers.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Tyson Gay shocks Usain Bolt in 100 meters race at Stockholm

Stockholm - Tyson Gay beat reigning 100m and 200m Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in the 100m dash in front of a sell out crowd in Stockholm, Sweden with a time of 9.84 seconds.
In the Media by RJ Young - 1 comment

Barefoot running: researchers look into going shoeless

Barefoot runners of the past may have ran more effectively than the modern runner. In fact, Harvard scientists believe that barefoot runners, who land on the front of their feet, as opposed to "heel strikers", are less prone to injury.
In the Media by Gordon K. Chan

South Africa’s Running Ace to Compete Again, Local Body Says

The governing body for athletics in South Africa says the country’s running sensation, Castor Semenya, is set to compete again, both in South Africa and abroad.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Paralyzed son participates in marathons with father

A quadriplegic son asked his father, an older man with heart disease, to run a marathon with him. The father said yes. The son then wanted the pair to do the Ironman. The father again agreed.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Bolt hungry for more, ready for long jump

World record sprinter Usain Bolt has shocked the world on multiple occasions, setting the world record in many different sprinting events, and is now ready to set records in the long jump event.
In the Media by Bennett Kaplan

Hundreds of New Yorkers set to run about in their undies

It's not people going crazy! The run is annual, taking place in New York City's Central Park. This year, the goal is to set a world record for the most people together in their undies. Organizers hope to beat the latest record, set just last month.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

Ottawa Runner Continues to Break Records And Defy Age Special

Like fine wine, 59 year-old Paula Hickman of Ottawa, Ontario only gets better with age. Continually smashing national records, the intrepid Masters runner gears up for the 2009 racing season.
Digital Journal Report by Esther Kong - 1 comment

Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments
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The nearly-barefoot approach is supposed to protect you from cuts while giving your feet just enough stress to grow stronger from the exercise.
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