9-year-old marathoner - At just 9-year-old, Nikolas Toocheck has already established himself as a record breaking runner. He is running full marathons towards a goal of taking a million steps and raising a $1 million for his grandfather's charity.
Sugar and runners - It is no secret we have an innate preference for sweet foods, starting with all-natural breast milk. Kids, more than adults, enjoy sweetness. Hungry athletes, in particular, tend to enjoy sweet stuff, too.
Iraq has weaponized running shoes, White House claims - The Secretary of State believes that there is irrefutable evidence that Iraq has successfully mated a can of Pam cooking spray to the Saddam 3000 running shoe. The U.S. President will urge the United Nations to pass a forceful resolution requiring Iraq to immediately dismantle the modified shoes, submit to unrestricted inspections, and abandon its orthotic development program.
Why former drunks make unstoppable runners - Chronic drinkers and struggling alcoholics are already pre-programmed to chew up the pavement - even tackle a marathon. In fact, they have spent a good chunk of their bleary-eyed, morally dubious days and nights developing the perfect toolbox: single-minded focus; endurance; tolerance for mental and physical distress; prowess at spending time alone; aptitude at navigating embarrassment.
Black Dan - Very few people know about Frank Hart who became one of the most successful black athletes the sport has ever known. Frank's real name was Fred Hichborn, but as an aspiring young professional athlete at the time, he changed his name because it had more appeal.