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Runners' Stories

In Racing, as in Life: Don’t Beat Up on Yourself
Running late for the start of a half marathon, a runner learns to accept his imperfections.
Ease Aches With This 5-Minute Foam Roller Workout
Recover from a tough gym day with these simple exercises.
The Mayor of Running Takes His Last Lap
On the eve of his retirement, Bart Yasso looks back on his 30 years at Runner’s World.
Never Forgotten: This Man’s GPS Routes Honor Children Battling Cancer
After his 3-year-old son died from the disease, Rik Zortman began tracing kids’ names on foot.
Hundreds Race in Memory of Beloved Runner Killed in Shooting
Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz of Milwaukee made a life out of good deeds. Now others are running the races he can’t.
My Return to Racing After a Medical Misadventure
I wasn’t sure if I’d ever race again—until I found the wacky and wonderful Wings for Life World Run.
Running With Dogs as a Full-Time Job
How one D.C. bookkeeper turned a marathon-inspired side hustle into his main gig.
The Best Races to Start the New Year
Eight awesome events help you start the year on the right foot.
This Colorado Man Has Logged 100,000 Miles in His Lifetime
Kevin Follett set out to hit a mileage milestone in 1981, and in the process, inspired a whole wave of runners around him.
Rob Riggle Doesn’t Joke Around When It Comes to Running
The 47-year-old actor and comedian started running as a Marine and has been running ever since.
The Best Kind of Losing
In running, as in life, the wins can happen when you least expect them.

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