Apr 15, 2014 — At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
Nov 1, 2013 — The Kalenjin people dominate the world of long-distance running, and it seems there's no one secret. Their body structure, their training regimen and traditions that teach them to stoically withstand pain all appear to contribute to their incredible success.
Sep 29, 2013 — Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a new world record time in the marathon of 2 hours 3 minutes 23 seconds at the Berlin Marathon.
Sep 4, 2013 — The 100 and 200 meters champion says he'd like to win gold at Rio de Janeiro and the Commonwealth Games before hanging up his spikes.
Apr 15, 2013 — Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race. It's her second victory at Boston. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won on the men's side. It's his first victory at Boston.
Nov 4, 2012 — Responding to a published profile of girls ages 12 and 10 who run long distances, commentator Barbara J. King considers the costs and benefits to children of intense participation in athletics. In an age when childhood obesity is a serious issue, can we help our kids find a right balance?
Aug 31, 2012 — New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
Jun 7, 2012 — Is barefoot running a healthy practice or only a fad based on simplistic views of the human past? Commentator Barbara J. King reads research by evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman, and comes away impressed by his brand of pro-barefoot evidence.
May 7, 2012 — Endurance athletes sometimes say they're "addicted" to exercise, and research suggests that may not be an overstatement.
May 1, 2012 — The sports world is brimming with talk about Lopez Lomong, the American runner who set a 2012 world best in the men's 5,000-meter race Sunday. Lomong ran the distance in 13 minutes and 11.63 seconds — but the race took a very unusual turn in its final laps.