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Unclear Ends and Questionable Means in Both Sports and Politics

Methods have an intent all their own.
Rob Zacny
4.4.19
Sports

The Runner Who Hid Her Gender to Be the First Woman in the Boston Marathon

When 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer bucked the Boston Marathon's rules in order to compete, a man tried to physically remove her from the race.
Bianca Betancourt
3.25.19
NHL

A Guide to Understanding All the Clichés You'll Hear This NHL Season

Players and commentators have a collection of go-to hockey phrases that they love spewing out. Here's what those nonsense words actually mean.
Kyle Cantlon
10.11.18
mind

Trying to Be a Perfect Athlete Isn't Worth It

Perfectionism is associated with many psychological problems, including anxiety and depression.
Christine Ro
7.5.18
body

We Looked Into Whether Having Sex Affects Your Athletic Performance

Some coaches tell their athletes to avoid having sex before a big game.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
6.21.18
Phys Ed

The Little-Known Advantages of Being an Older Athlete

The way athletes like Roger Federer and Tom Brady think can help explain why they remain dominant.
Jeff Bercovici
5.8.18
athletes

FUEL: Kron Gracie

We try to keep up with meat-free jiu-jitsu and MMA fighter, Kron Gracie.
Kron Gracie
12.23.17
disability

It's Really Hard to Give Disabled Athletes a Level Playing Field

A British sprinter recently returned her medal, feeling that an inaccurate classification had given her relay team an unfair advantage.
s.e. smith
12.14.17
MARIJUANA

A Former NHL Fighter Is Now One of Hockey's Biggest Weed Advocates

“The players are already quietly doing it. They’re way ahead of the game.”
Troy Farah
12.13.17
Phys Ed

People Who Work Out Shouldn’t Wear Heels

Really, no one should.
Nick English
9.19.17
athletes

FUEL: The 20,000-Calorie Strongman Diet

In an average day, professional strongman Robert "Obie" Oberst consumes up to 20,000 calories to power himself through hours of punishing training. He shows us what fuels his intense lifestyle, from the gym to the kitchen.
Robert Oberst
9.10.17
Phys Ed

Meditation Can Make You Better at Sports, Psychologists Say

They've got a method, too.
Brian Sabin
8.31.17
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