Articles by Matt Fitzgerald

An American Classic

The ING Philadelphia Distance Run has a long and rich history. The origins of the ING Philadelphia Distance Run are in the original

Catherine The Great

No other female runner in history comes close to matching Catherine Ndereba’s record of success at the marathon distance. Catherine

Ryan Hall: The Best American-Born Runner Ever?

Only 26 years old, Ryan Hall may already be the best American-born distance runner in history. His claim to the title rests on two great

ING Philadelphia Distance Run Course Preview

The ING Philadelphia Distance run offers all the qualities you want in a half-marathon course. First of all, it is flat. And by flat I mean

Running Your First Half Marathon

Written by: Matt Fitzgerald Half-marathons are hot. According to the Road Runner’s Club of America, participation has gone up 20

Sports Science Update: Menthol Swilling Improves Exercise Performance In The Heat

New study provides further proof that endurance fatigue is regulated by the brain. Past research by Toby Mundel at Massey University in New

Next Up For Ritz: World Half Marathon Championships

The new Big Man in American distance running hopes to hold his recent record-setting form into October. Dathan Ritzenhein is on a roll. The

Dathan Ritzenhein Smashes 5000m American Record!

Competitor Running blogger takes down Bob Kennedy’s 13-year-old standard with a 12:56.27 clocking. We’re not going to even

New Zealand Marathoner Banned For Doping

Liza Hunter-Galvan will be banned for two years after testing positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test and admitting to taking the

Caster Semenya May Be A Winner In More Ways Than One

The newly crowned 800m world champion, whose gender has been questioned, has thus far handled an extremely traumatic situation with poise

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