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Made For A Marathon: The Science Of Long Distance Running

What drives people to run a marathon? Join Hayley Birch as she tackles 42km, aided by science.


Running Shoe Technology Won't Reduce Your Risk Of Injury

When it comes to running, it seems technology won’t help save you. A new study shows that whatever the technical features of the shoes you wear, you’re still at the same risk of injury.


Video: Man Defies Gravity By Running Upside Down In A 360-Degree Loop

You would think it would be impossible to upside down in a full 360-degree loop, but it’s not, and Damien Walters can prove it. Insane. When you break down the physics, all you have to be able to do is run fast enough when your feet are on the ceiling. The result if you can? Human super powers.


Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: Solid Running Watch With A Pretty Face

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company’s best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but, for all that, it still wasn’t as simple to use as it ought to have been. Enter the Forerunner 220. It’s the 10′s younger, smarter, better-looking, more sophisticated brother, and it’s well worth some wrist space.


The World's Most Popular Running Routes, Visualised

With the explosion of exercise apps and fitness trackers, more people than ever are recording the routes they run during their workouts. Now, Nathan Yau from Flowing Data has mined some of that data to visualise some of the world’s most popular paths.


Gizmodo's Favourite Fitness Articles Of 2013

Listen to me now and believe me later, 2013 was no year to just sit around eating buffalo-wing-flavored-pretzels-flavored-biscuits. Or maybe it was. But it was also the year we got down to the nitty gritty of of health and fitness. From bionic knees to six-pack science, here are our favourite Fitmodos of 2013.


Fitmodo: What's The Deal With Creatine?

Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It’s touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement pills and powders to sports drinks. But how does it work, if at all? Is it even safe? Allow us to demystify this strange chemical beast.


Fitmodo: The Most Mathematically Perfect Playlist For Running

What music should you be pumping through your headphones when you work out? This isn’t just about taste. The right music can improve your form, optimise your heart rate and lower your risk of injury. Listen up.


iRiver On Review: When Bad Apps Ruin Great Fitness Gadgets

Getting detailed data about your workouts is great and all, except there’s so much cumbersome gear involved. A chest strap for your heart rate, your phone to track distance and play music, some headphones so you can listen to music in the first place and hear your training app’s voice prompts.


The Smartest Fitness Tracker Just Got Smarter

‚ÄčThe Basis B1 band was already the brainiest fitness tracker out there. It would track your pulse, temperature, how much you sweat, and it was even smart enough to tell when you’ve gone to sleep and when you’ve woken up without you having to manually set anything. That’s a feature we loved when we tested it, so we’re psyched to see the watch bring that same kind of intelligence to working out.