Wedding Shoes: Kari Gast and Andrew Smith got married in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 30, 2011. Andrew customized a pair of Nike Lunarfly running shoes so that Kari would have her "something blue." One shoe said, "bride" on the tongue. The other had their wedding date written on it. Photo: Patricia Kantzos
Kari Gast married Andrew Smith on April 30, 2011. The two met at a running club in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Kari is a 3:10 marathoner and running coach. The couple has a combined 26 marathons under their belts. Photo: Patricia Kantzos
Ryan Hall Stretches Before His Big Workout
Ryan Hall uses a rope to stretch out before his final big workout before this year's Boston Marathon. Photo: James Cassimus
Abebe Bikila Still Bigtime
Ethiopian distance running legend Abebe Bikila is featured prominently on the wall at San Diego's Red Sea Ethiopian Restaurant.
Kara Goucher Returns To Racing
Kara Goucher ran her first race after giving birth to her son Colt at the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon in January. She finished second in 1:14:02. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Josh Cox After American 50K Record
Josh Cox catches his breath after shattering the U.S. 50K Record at P.F. Chang's Arizona in January. Cox crossed the finish line in 2:43:45. Photo: Mario Fraioli
Ann Wessling Strikes A Pose
Competitor Magazine May cover model Ann Wessling strikes a pose at the photo shoot. Photo: Tim Mantoani
The UK-Gear PT 1000
The PT 1000 by UK Gear is a training shoe that claims to last for 1,000 miles.
Lukas Verzbicas Gets Ready To Roll
High school phenom Lukas Verzbicas walks to the starting line of the BAA Invitational Mile in April. Verzbicas finished an impressive second in a loaded professional field. Photo: Mario Fraioli
Scott Jurek & Mario Fraioli Hit The Trails
Ultrarunning superstar Scott Jurek and Competitor.com's Mario Fraioli run at Red Rock Canyon State Park near Las Vegas, Nevada on December 3, 2010. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Races Don't Always Get It Right
Think elite athletes are coherent enough to notice an extra vowel when approaching a water station?
Ben Bruce At The 2011 Payton Jordan Invitational
The Oregon Track Club's Ben Bruce clears a steeplechase barrier earlier this year at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Photo: PhotoRun.net