Brian Metzler

Molly Seidel’s Improbable Marathon Debut

Seidel, the former NCAA champion from Notre Dame, became the first American woman to earn an Olympic berth in her debut marathon, running the sixth-fastest time in Olympic Trials history.

Comeback Kid Jake Riley

Jake Riley ran 2:13 in his debut marathon 5 years ago in Chicago. Then the wheels started to fall off. Healthy again, he finished ninth last fall in 2:10:36.

Eight Epic Shoe Fails

Sometimes running shoes let you down at the worst possible time. Here's a review of some of the highest profile shoe fails in running history.

Rise of the Super Shoes

New materials and new designs have produced demonstrably faster racing shoes with bouncy foams and propulsion plates. Every brand is now getting in the super shoe game.