Former Canadian-record holder praises Cam Levins' inspiring marathon

On Sunday morning, Jerome Drayton remained at his home a few miles away in the city's west end, while thousands of runners braved near-freezing temperatures at the 29th annual Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The 73-year-old began the day with a strong grip on the Canadian men's record of two hours nine minutes 10 seconds, a mark […]

New Balance’s new cold-weather running jacket is inspired by the Mylar blankets marathon runners use to stay warm — here’s how it works

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. New Balance Drawing inspiration from silver Mylar blankets used by marathon runners, the New Balance Radiant Heat Bonded Collection reflects body heat to keep runners warm in cold weather. In […]

Kenyan runner Joseph Kiprono hit by car while leading half marathon in Colombia

Kenyan long-distance runner Joseph Kiprono Kiptum was hospitalized after being struck by a car while leading the half-marathon in Medellin, Colombia, on Sunday. Kiprono, 30, was moving in on the finish line when he was struck by a car that had ignored closed street signs, according to reports. READ MORE: WADA committee recommends reinstating Russian anti-doping agency According to […]

Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin marathon win

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in two hours, one minute and 39 seconds on Sunday. Organizers initially put Kipchoge's time at 2:01:40, but later reduced it by one second. The 33-year-old broke the previous world record set in Berlin by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 by one minute and 18 seconds. "I […]

Run, Tokyo, Run: How Japan Became Marathon Capital of the World

In its 122-year history, the Boston Marathon has never been canceled due to weather. And so it was this past November that Yuki Kawauchi kept up a wicked pace despite cold winds blasting between buildings and freezing rain slapping the pavement. The 31-year-old stayed strong through the finish line to become the first Japanese men’s […]

Greece exits its bail-out programme, but its marathon has further to go

“NO ONE buys furniture in a crisis,” laments Konstantinos Vourvoulakis. He and his father used to sell handmade furniture, but as customers became strapped for cash, they shut up shop in 2014. A chatty man with a sunny disposition, he started driving a taxi instead, ferrying tourists around Athens and offering travel tips. But he […]

Roger Federer shocked by Kevin Anderson in 5-set marathon match at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson produced an astonishing fightback from two sets down to beat eight-time champion Roger Federer 2-6 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4 13-11 in a quarter-final cliffhanger at Wimbledon on Wednesday. The big South African's hopes looked forlorn as Federer skipped through the opening two sets on Court One with his usual panache but he turned the match on […]

Police have arrested a suspect after a shooting near a marathon in San Diego

Google Police say a suspect has been arrested following a shooting near the route of an annual marathon in downtown San Diego. There was a heavy police response following reports of a shooting not far from City Hall shortly before noon. Police say a suspect has been arrested following a shooting near the route of […]

Catching drug cheats a marathon — not a sprint

Are belief, advocacy and perseverance enough to save sport from cheaters or should Olympians be looking for alternative methods to be heard?  As athletes from around the world are set to overtake Calgary for the first-ever Global Athlete Forum beginning on Sunday, sport leaders will be unifying their voices, hoping to affect change. The forum, […]