Category: Features

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Book!

December 14th, 2012 in Articles by 2 Comments

After two years of toil (and only a little strife) the Faster Than Forty book is here! Click here for your luxurious, hard-cover, photo-laden, high quality paper stock official copy — or if you want a sample of our literary chops before you buy, please click here to enjoy this excerpt. And for up-to-the-minute book-release […]

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The Slow-Carb Diet and Distance Running, Part I

February 2nd, 2012 in Articles by 5 Comments

Last year, following a serious surgical procedure on his foot, Faster Than Forty co-editor Rick Miller experimented with Tim Ferriss’ Slow-Carb Diet in an effort to shed weight before beginning a distance running program. The free white paper at the end of this post documents the effects of this diet. A future paper will present the results […]

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RTX: The Holy Grail of Recovery?

January 20th, 2012 in Features by 7 Comments

Are two Stanford University biologists about to change the future of exercise science and running as we know it? Richard Stiller made a journey to campus to find out… It is early November, 2011. I am navigating through the Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto, California.  I have a 1 p.m. meeting in Gilbert Hall. […]

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How Jeff Galloway and a Heart Rate Monitor Saved a Runner

October 29th, 2011 in Articles by 7 Comments

The effects of aging sort of snuck up on me. At 39 years old, I was running right around 33:00 for 10K and was looking forward to being a competitive Masters runner. For the previous 10 years I had been running a very consistent 60-70 miles per week, injury free – and although I wasn’t […]

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The Fairest of All Time: Historical NCAA Cross Country Rankings

October 14th, 2011 in Articles by 18 Comments

Cross country fans have long suspected that Wisconsin dominates the sport, but are the Badgers really the best of all time? Now you can quantify any teams’ long-term excellence using historical data in Faster Than Forty’s “All-Time NCAA Cross Country Program Rankings.” Wisconsin bested Arkansas by a solid 326 points, based on the schools’ performances […]

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How To Use This Site

October 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

We are posting a deluge of running-related goodness on the site now, and some people have asked how they will find old articles, search for specific research topics, search for specific authors, etc. There are a few ways to do all of these things: The “Articles” tab contains a scrolling list of everything we’ve published, […]

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Brianna Glenn’s So-Called Fabulous Life

September 1st, 2011 in Articles by 4 Comments

Television, magazines (and sometimes obscure running Web sites) often make the life of a professional athlete synonymous with money, glamour, and fame. And although some athletes achieve that lifestyle, there is more to who they are than what you see on TV. Professional sprinter/jumper Brianna Glenn shows many sides to the “so-called fabulous life” of […]

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Finally a Championship!

August 3rd, 2011 in Features by 9 Comments

Finally… After some nail-biting close finishes (Albuquerque, Sacramento) and some heartbreaking disqualifications (Boston, Eugene), Mark Gomes won a national championship at the USATF Masters Nationals at Baldwin Wallace College near Cleveland. In what has come to be their trademark display, Gomes held off a charging Nick Berra down the home stretch to take the M40 […]

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What Wasn’t Doesn’t Matter: Renaldo Nehemiah on Success

July 28th, 2011 in Articles by 9 Comments

Many people remember Renaldo Nehemiah for the way he cleared flights of hurdles with beauty and finesse. He was the first person to break the 13-second barrier – and 30 years later, fewer than a dozen men have done the same. Winning the NCAA Championships twice and being named the 1979 Penn Relays MVP (after […]

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From South Africa to Myrtle Beach: Where is Zola Budd?

July 21st, 2011 in Features by 4 Comments

If you travel to Conway, South Carolina, you will most likely come across Coastal Carolina University; a small Division I school that sports a total population of less than 9,000 students. The cross-country and track programs have had their share of successful, proven runners over the years — many of whom have conference championships on […]

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