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Runner’s World
Bill Strickland EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Jeff Dengate RUNNER-IN-CHIEF Matt Allyn Features Director; Brian Dalek Director of Content Operations; Leah Flickinger Director of Content Creation; Lou Mazzante Test Director; Suzanne Perreault Senior Managing Edit
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Janji’s Wild Patterns Are Changing The World
THE JANJI CAMBODIA collect ion demands a double-take. What’s at first merely a few funky patterns reveals itself to be a constellation of gesturing hands. Janji designed this shirt in collaboration with Chifumi, a Cambodian street artist, who pulls i
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Leaks Are Real. And Now, They’re Over.
I’M STILL YOUNG (relatively!), but after two babies, incontinence can happen on any run. It sucks, but so does not running for fear of a wet spot. Even so, a recent long run turned me into the entertainment for a group of kids drinking beer and playi
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What We’re Running
SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR RUNS BECAUSE HE MAY LIKE PIE, BEER, AND SWEET-POTATO FRIES JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH 1 / Nike Bandit Sunglasses with Sport RX Lenses $165 I’ve always hated wearing glasses when I run, but these Nike frames are incredibly lightwei
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I Experienced The Miracle Of Start-line Blankets, And It Changed Me
WE DON’T APPRECIATE the little comforts when we have them. Take this, a luxury I’ve never replicated since high school cross country: the start-line laundry basket. Competing in Minnesota’s autumn meant snow was always a threat. And our warmups got n
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The Inside Lane
CHEDDAR SCONES AND dirty water dogs might not sound like the best fuel for a long run, unless you’re Matt Allyn, RW’s features director. On a recent Saturday, I joined him and a few other friends for “Matt Takes Manhattan”—a loosely organized 50K run
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Seriously, Vests Are The Best. (science Agrees!)
VESTS ARE THE best. Plain and simple. And running vests—stylish and functional—are the very best vests. The bulk and insulation of a jacket are too much for me, even for the coldest winter run. Those sleeves are nothing but an invitation to overheat.
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Vj Xtrm
PRICE: $160 | TYPE: Trail WEIGHT: 9.5 oz (m), 7.5 oz (w) DROP: 4 mm NEVER HEARD OF VJ? The company is based in Finland and has been selling trail shoes in Europe since 1981. The XTRM is its first shoe sold in the U.S. One look tells you what it’s des
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The Test Zone
We test a lot of baggy run shorts, but haven’t forgotten about split-models. Janji’s 3-inch short is light and airy and looks good enough to wear off the track. On my run commute home on a warm April evening, a young dude on a BMX bike in downtown Al
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Why It’s Crazy Empowering To Run Shirtless
COMFORT IS A daily battle for plus-size runners. We layer with clothing to hide our bodies and we girdle ourselves underneath to minimize imperfections. We worry that our not-so-ideal bodies might offend any onlooker. But all we’re really doing is cr
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Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 5
PRICE: $110 | TYPE: Trail WEIGHT: 9.9 oz (m), 8.0 oz (w) DROP: 8 mm FANS OF HORSE-RACING love a reliable mudder—a horse with a knack for laying down a great time despite mud and rain. True to its name, the Wildhorse 5 is what to reach for in sloppy c
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Scarpa Spin Rs
PRICE: $135 | TYPE: Trail WEIGHT: 10.1 oz (m), 8.2 oz (w) DROP: 8 mm TRAIL RUNNING CAN break you down—wet boulders challenge your grip, pointy rocks tenderize your feet, and debris trips you up—so you’ll want a purpose-built tool before you tackle th
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Breathe Better to Run Longer and Faster—Here’s How
Sure, your quads, hamstrings, and calves work hard to propel you forward. But there’s another muscle that’s a power player in your running: your diaphragm. With each forceful contraction, this key breathing muscle helps expand your lungs to bring in
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Guys: These Shorts Solve Your Worst Chafing Nightmare
THE SWAMPY DAYS of summer mean one thing for many of us runners: Body Glide gets applied liberally to everything below the shoulders. But one place I don’t worry about chafing anymore is where the sun doesn’t shine, thanks to Saxx Kinetic Run shorts.
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Brooks Launch 6
PRICE: $100 | TYPE: Road WEIGHT: 9.4 oz (m), 7.7 oz (w) DROP: 10 mm THE LAUNCH IS somewhat of an underdog in the Brooks family of neutral trainers, outshined by two more expensive models—the luxuriously plush Glycerin and ever-enduring Ghost. But don
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Running Again!
Running has always been my passion; more than that – my life. Since I was 15 years old, I’ve competed in 30 half marathons, ten marathons, and one ironman. With each race, I set and achieved several goals that included placing first several times in
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I Wore My Race Medal For A Month, And It Gave Me New Faith In Humanity
HOW LONG IS too long to wear your finisher’s medal? Anything after two days—but only if you care what other people think. After running this spring’s Boston Marathon, I donned my medal like every other salt-caked finisher and was celebrated as the he
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Topo Athletic Hydroventure 2
PRICE: $140 | TYPE: Trail WEIGHT: 10.8 oz (m), 8.3 oz (w) DROP: 3 mm IF YOU REGULARLY run trails that are wet, you know not to dodge puddles—it just contributes to trail erosion and, eventually, you get wet anyway. Instead, splash through them with t
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Your Local Shop Is Way Better Than Online
In any given race around Minneapolis, MN, runners wear the Mill City Running singlet among the various pace groups. All of these Mill City runners range in age and ability, but they share a common understanding. “The back supports the front, and the
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The Lab-proven Bra That’s Serious About Support
KYLEENA HARPER WANTED to join her friends. They looked so happy on their runs. And she wanted to feel that way. “I don’t know a single person who runs that’s like, ‘I’m miserable’,” says the 29-year-old marketing writer. Inspired, she download the Co
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La Sportiva Bushido II
PRICE: $130 | TYPE: Trail WEIGHT: 10.5 oz (m), 8.8 oz (w) DROP: 6 mm THE ANCIENT SAMURAI battled by a code of honor called the Bushido, and this aptly named trail shoe is made for sole-to-singletrack combat. A reinforced TPU web shields the upper fro
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The Good And The Bad Of Online Shopping
If the Shop Doesn’t Have Your Size or Color / “I would hope that they’d try to get their stuff from us, but if we don’t have the color they want or the size they want, or we can’t get it in a timely manner, then that’s on us,” Fitzgerald says. If You
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Clup Notes
Reuben Ingber, 31, of Rego Park, NY, thought of the perfect name for his first baby while on a recent run along the West Side Highway in New York City. The baby is due in August; until then, he is keeping the name a secret so you won’t steal it. Five
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Why I Can’t KonMari My Race Medals
I have a deserved reputation among friends and family as a borderline-infamous purger. I’ve gotten rid of a vintage Gucci handbag, a beautiful copper pot, and my wedding gown. But I still have all my race medals. One is for Hood to Coast, a 199-mile
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The Tights That Made Me Forsake All Others
I DID IT. I found the perfect tights. There they are to the left, lighting up a page to announce their brilliance to the world. I’ve raved about them so much that my coworkers have started sporting them, too. One of them even started referring to the
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