Mary Pilon

terrorism

How It Feels to Run a Marathon in the Shadow of ISIS

"Especially when you wear that USA jersey, you’re a target."
Mary Pilon
11.5.17
New York City Marathon

NYC Marathon Favorite Kellyn Taylor is Also Training to be a Firefighter

Fewer than five percent of firefighters in the U.S. are women. Even fewer than that are elite long distance runners.
Mary Pilon
11.2.17
college football

Oregon Ducks Fans Are Tailgating In the Parking Lot of a Youth Jail

The University of Oregon has spent a decade as a college football powerhouse behind huge donations from Nike founder Phil Knight. Their stadium is directly across the street from a juvenile detention center.
Mary Pilon
10.20.17
The Restless Youth Issue

Breaking the Cycle That Keeps Girls Out of School Monthly

High school senior Maya Penn is working to get sanitary products to women and girls in developing countries.
Mary Pilon
5.1.17
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

Would You Pay $80,000 to Freeze Your Head if It Meant You Had a Second Shot at Life?

We explored the options at America's largest cryonic-freezing center, Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
Mary Pilon
2.6.17
Rio 2016

Community Colleges, the Overlooked Rio Olympics Pipeline

Millions of Americans enroll in community colleges each year, and among them are high-level athletes just waiting for a chance to prove themselves. Forty-four will get a chance at the Rio Games.
Mary Pilon
8.5.16
olympics

Can Athletes Ever Really Come Back from Doping Bans?

The return of sprinters like Justin Gatlin, LaShawn Merritt, and Tyson Gay to the Olympics raises the question, once more, of whether an athlete who has been caught doping can ever be truly clean again.
Mary Pilon
8.2.16
nike

Cash-Strapped Track and Field Athletes Still Fighting to Unionize

Professional track athletes like Adam Nelson and Nick Symmonds want to protect athletes' rights during the Olympics.
Mary Pilon
7.15.16
olympics

From Delivery Room to Olympic Trials in Four Months Flat

Runner Sarah Brown would be the first to admit she was cutting it close in the race from delivery date to trying to make an Olympic team.
Mary Pilon
7.8.16
yoga

Eat, Pray, Pollute: The Unintended Consequences of Yoga Tourism in Its Sacred Hometown

As more tourists than ever make their way to Rishikesh in search of physical and spiritual cleanliness, pollution in and along the Ganges has never been worse.
Mary Pilon
5.11.16
russia

Dope Money: Can Clawing Back Prizes And Sponsorships Curb PED Use?

The recent rash of doping scandals in the running world may lead organizations to take more proactive antidoping measures and protect themselves (and their wallets) from the fallout.
Mary Pilon
12.2.15
ultramarathoning

Running to the New York Marathon from Chicago

Alex Ramsey and Patrick Sweeney started running at the Chicago Marathon on October 11, and they aren't really stopping until the finish line of the New York Marathon.
Mary Pilon
10.26.15
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