Eliud Kipchoge: 15 Training Takeaways From The World’s Best

Almost every runner who’s at all plugged into the professional side of the sport is inspired by the truly remarkable performances of Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge is probably best known for being one of the fastest marathon runners in history, once holding the official world record in the marathon in a blistering time of … Read more

Who Is Sha’carri Richardson? Meet The Sprinter Lighting Up Track + Field

At Marathon Handbook, we love to highlight the profiles of some of the most notable runners making waves in the running scene.  For this reason, we can’t help but be wholly impressed with Sha’carri Richardson, who is arguably one of the fastest women in history. But, who is Sha’carri Richardson? How fast is Sha’carri Richardson? … Read more

Meet Aleksandr Sorokin, Arguably The World’s Best Ultrarunner….Ever

Runners and fans of running who stay abreast with what’s going on in the ultramarathon scene have likely heard of ultrarunner Aleksandr Sorokin. Aleksandr Sorokin has had an impressive ultrarunning career, particularly in the past couple of years, and seems to show no signs of slowing down. We had the opportunity to speak with Aleksandr … Read more

7 Top Running Form Takeaways We Can All Learn from Eliud Kipchoge

If you’re a fan of the sport of running and follow professional running even the slightest bit, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge is probably best known for being the fastest marathon runner in history and the first runner to ever break the two-hour barrier in the marathon, running time of … Read more

Florence Griffith Joyner: 10 Running Tips From The Fastest Woman Of All Time

If you were alive in the 1980s, you might have memories of being inspired by the incredible Florence Griffith Joyner, better known by her nickname, “Flo-Jo”. In the summer of 1988, Flo-Jo set blazing running world records of 10.49 for the 100 meters and 21.34 for the 200 meters. Despite the evolution in training techniques … Read more

Who is Courtney Dauwalter? Meet The Woman Who Crushes Ultras

Even if you aren’t a trail runner or ultramarathoner, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name Courtney Dauwalter. That’s because, in the past five years, Dauwalter has quickly upended the ultra-world with her incredible endurance feats. Since 2017, Dauwalter has won ultra-marathon after ultra-marathon, besting fast men and setting records.  Wearing her trademark baggy … Read more

The Fastest Human: How Fast Can Usain Bolt Run?

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is known by most people for being the fastest-recorded person on the planet. During his record-breaking 9.58 second 100m sprint at the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Bolt maxed out at a top speed of 27.33 miles per hour, or 43.99 kilometers per hour. However, it turns out that there’s … Read more

What Makes David Goggins David Goggins?

David Goggins is the former Navy SEAL most known for his ultramarathon performances, motivational speaking, and pull-ups—he set the world record in 2013 of doing 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours! But Goggins wasn’t always a physical specimen and powerhouse. He was once overweight, and it took him three tries to become a Navy SEAL and … 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

Who is Zach Bitter? Legendary Ultrarunner Profile

Zach Bitter is an American ultramarathon runner who has held the world records for the 100-mile run on a running track, the 12-hour run on the track, and World Bests for 100-mile Trail and 100 miles and 12-hours on a treadmill.  He is also well-known for being his low carb, high-fat approach to training and racing nutrition … Read more

Who is Lazarus Lake? Inside The Mind Behind Barkley And Backyard

Lazarus Lake is the man behind the Barkley Marathons and the Big Dog Backyard Ultras, two of the most mentally and physically challenging ultra-races in the world. We spoke with Lazarus to figure out just exactly who he is, why he created these races, what he thinks it takes to succeed in them, and more.  … Read more

Who Is Kilian Jornet? An In-Depth Bio

Kilian Jornet (or Kílian Jornet Burgada, in his native Catalan) is a 33-year-old Catalan mountain climber, ultrarunner, ski mountaineer, and self-proclaimed ‘lover of mountains’.  And he is arguably the most famous, prolific, and dominant mountain athlete of all time.  He has won pretty much every major ultrarunning race, smashed numerous endurance records, and pushed at … Read more