Ibuprofen and Running: Negative effects and substitutes

BY DAVID C. NIEMAN, DrPH, FACSM This article originally appeared in Marathon and Beyond, Sept/Oct 2012 Edition. The 100-mile Western States Endurance Run (WSER) is an arduous mountain race in California reserved for the top tier of ultramarathon athletes. The trail racecourse starts at Squaw Valley, ascends 2,500 feet to Emigrant Pass (8,800 feet, the … Read more

Arlene Pieper – Meet The First U.S. Woman Marathon Runner

Running history often notes Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer as among the first American women to run a marathon. However, seven years before Gibb hid in the bushes and snuck into the Boston Marathon in 1966 and eight years before Switzer ran Boston as K.V. Switzer in 1967, Arlene Pieper had finished the Pikes Peak Marathon in … Read more

The Barefoot Route

Some runners prefer to return to the basics of human locomotion. by Zoie Clift This article originally appeared in the March/April 2007 issue of Marathon & Beyond. The human foot is a work of art and a masterpiece of engineering. Leonardo Da Vinci Though it could have happened, running barefoot did not disappear with the … Read more