Articles by Matt Fitzgerald

25 Sub-2:07 Marathons in 2009

What was once unthinkable and recently rare is now commonplace. Science of Sport website editor Ross Tucker, PhD, has written an

The Running Event—Alberto Salazar Interview

Competitor.com’s Matt Fitzgerald caught up with American distance running legend Alberto Salazar at the Hall of Fame banquet at The

Verzbicas Makes History At Foot Locker Championship

Illinois harrier becomes the first sophomore boys’ national high school cross country champion. Boys Photo Gallery Girls Photo Gallery

Sixteen And Scary Fast

Sophomore Lucas Verzbicas has a chance to become a rare underclass boy’s cross country national champion. Written by: Matt Fitzgerald It

Racing Weight: How To Get Lean For Peak Performance

There are lots of good books on endurance sports nutrition. There’s Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, by Monique Ryan; Nutrition

Why Jenny Failed

Many observers think Jenny Barringer’s mind failed her in Monday’s NCAA Cross Country Championship. Actually, it was her brain. Written

Sports Science Update: Stretch First To Run Slower

A new study finds that static stretching before running reduces running economy and performance. Whether, when, and how runners should

Exclusive Kara Goucher Interview

The American running superstar talks with Matt Fitzgerald about running by feel. Kara Goucher is one of the most exciting personalities in

Video: Naperville Running Company Wins Store Of The Year

After they were awarded as the 2009 running store of the year we caught up with the folks from Naperville Running Co. to ask how the felt

The Runner’s Edge

New book shows runners how to get more out of speed and distance devices. Written by Matt Fitzgerald In the ‘70s my dad used to run with

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