One fought off a vicious attack to run again on her own terms. Others forged new paths in the wake of life-altering diagnoses. And then there’s the father whose grief blended with joy as he crossed the finish line with a living reminder of the daughter he’d lost. My job introduces me to so many amazing athletes every year, and 2017 was no exception. Here—in no particular order—are seven of the stories that have stuck with me this year. Read the full article on aSweatLife.com.
Fred Miller and Shae Brown will run Chicago to honor Alyssa Miller’s life—and the second chance her death gave Brown. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
For starters, many of the studies are funded by the cocoa industry. Read the full article for VICE.
When Richard Sikorski collapsed during the 2015 Chicago Marathon, his race stopped and another one began. The race to save his life. Listen to the full episode of Human Race, a Runner’s World podcast.
Heart transplant recipient Derek Fitzgerald runs, bikes, and swims for a reason: “to be the best custodian of my body.” Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Richard Sikorski will return to run Chicago with one of the “angels” who came to his aid during last year’s race. Read the full story for Runner’s World.
You know you can’t live without your heart’s daily thud-thud. But did you know that it will beat more than 2.5 billion times in your lifetime? Here, 27 more fascinating facts about the engine that powers your entire body. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
You don’t need extreme chest pain to signal a heart attack is looming. In fact, many guys don’t experience classic symptoms, like gripping or pressing pain in the chest that radiates down the arm, shortness of breath, or sweating. Read the full article for Men’s Health.