On Social Sport, Emma Zimmerman shares the stories & thoughts of people who explore the connection between sport and activism in their lives.
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Hundreds of New York City runners gathered at the East River for a protest run against racial injustice and police brutality in America.
Ivy League champion Erin Gregoire ran 2:42 at the Houston Marathon and was not accepted to the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.
A look behind Stephen Kersh’s seventh-place finish in his Western States Endurance Run debut.
“Why do I go to the track every day? Why do I not give up? It’s because I’m hopeful that the new technology in treating cancer and personalizing medicine will work. It’s no secret that my disease and I need a breakthrough. I’ve got to stay alive long enough to see them and maybe it works for me. Maybe one of these clinical trials will work for me. It’s a scary place to be but I don’t think I could live my life if I didn’t have hope someone could figure something out.“ Gabriele Anderson Grunewald to me in 2017
Gabe never lost hope. To me, she was the greatest display of courage, determination and human spirit when someone could be handed the worst of circumstances. I’m among the thousands of people that she’s positively impacted in her incredible 32 years of life. I met her for the first time in Lignano, Italy in the Summer of 2013. I remember sitting down in a hotel lobby for hours with her and Andy Bayer because there was no air conditioning in the rooms and that was the only spot with wifi. A bunch of the athletes gathered there. Gabe was so excited about her upcoming wedding to Justin Grunewald and just brightened the room while we all made the most of a less than ideal situation. There were so many mosquitos. That positivity was just how she was all the time. At the time, she had already battled cancer twice but I had no idea.
She was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma (a rare form of cancer in her salivary gland) as a 22-year-old while competing for the University of Minnesota in 2009. She underwent surgery to remove it but cancer returned in her thyroid in 2010. She underwent a thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine treatment before making a full recovery and return to racing in 2011. Then she finished fourth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1,500 meters (just one spot shy of making the national team for the Summer Games and the most heartbreaking places to finish).
I was fortunate to be in Monaco with Flotrack when she ran 4:01.48 and was beaming with excitement but she was still looking forward to getting better and faster in her next race. Even in 2017, when cancer returned for the fourth time, we met up in New York and she shared her plan to keep running. No friend has ever been braver through it all.
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She’s crossed one more finish line and is now in heaven. We can all aspire to be #bravelikegabe. Let’s also celebrate every run, every personal best and every victory because she was never one to take life and running for granted.
Please consider making a donation to the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, where proceeds go toward rare cancer research centers including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Meet the photographer responsible for many shots of the NN Running Team, Eliud Kipchoge and the world’s best runners.
Reflecting on my 21-minute personal best from the 2019 Tokyo Marathon.
Read an exclusive excerpt from Scott Fauble and Ben Rosario’s new book ‘Inside A Marathon’
Chris Chavez is joined by Nicole Bush, Pat Price and Kevin Liao to discuss day 3 of the US Championships to recap Shelby Houlihan and Matt Centrowitz’s win.
Chris Chavez and Kevin Liao get together in the stands during the men’s 20K race walk to recap all the day’s action from Day 1 of the USATF Championships.
Chris Chavez and Kevin Liao break down all of the action and top performances to expect at the 2018 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines
Roger Bannister broke four minutes for the mile as a medical student at Oxford. What’s the fastest mile run by a medical student in the U.S.?
We take a deep dive into the best performances from the 2018 Pre Classic before Hayward Field’s renovations begin. Spoiler: Teens are still fast.
Our own Chris Chavez reflects on his race at the 2018 London Marathon, which was contested in record-setting warm temperatures.
Kenenisa Bekele will race Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge at the 2018 London Marathon so what happened the last time they were all in the same race?
The London Marathon will feature Kenenisa Bekele, Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah in their first race together since the 2009 world championships 5,000m final.
What’s the most impressive part about Molly Huddle: Breaking Deena Kastor’s record from 2006 or that no American has beaten Huddle on the roads since 2012?
Nick Willis has come close but never won the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games? He says this may be his last chance to win. Is it his best chance?
We took a look at all of the data from the 2017 marathons around the world and observed some of the trends and notable observations.
Chris Chavez reflects on his run at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, where he ran with his best friend Pete Cashin for his first marathon.
Taking a quick look at the personal bests and solid performances run by the Northern Arizona Elite squad at the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday.
What’s going on between the residents of Walnut, California and the upcoming 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials? NIMBYism.
The Milwaukee Marathon’s course was too long in 2016 and now it was too short in 2017. People are upset and they should be.
Chris Chavez takes us through his day at the 2017 Berlin Marathon, where he ran a 16-minute personal best. He will also be running the NYC Marathon.
Taking in all of the weekend’s action from the Wisconsin Invite and Pre-Nats: Who is better NAU or BYU? Who runs for Portland? Can the New Mexico women win?
The 2017 Wisconsin Invite features a marquette matchup between NAU and Syracuse as well as a duel by Justyn Knight and Grant Fisher.
Runners have mixed feelings about the Nike Oregon Project’s success at the Chicago Marathon with a USADA investigation looming over their coach.
We hand out grades for all the top stars from the 2017 Chicago Marathon, which was won by Galen Rupp and Tirunesh Dibaba.
The IAAF released its athlete of the year shortlist, Sandi Morris was in Las Vegas at the time of the deadliest U.S. mass shooting and more headlines.
Taking a look at the results from the weekend’s cross country action in South Bend, Louisville, Springfield, Stillwater and more.
What would happen to the race, if you put a countdown clock from 2:02:57 on the lead vehicle so runners know when the world record expires on them?
When Wilson Kipsang, Eliud Kipchoge & Kenenisa Bekele face off in the Berlin Marathon, will the winner walk away with the title of greatest of all-time?
A couple wacky headlines today include what Eliud Kipchoge drives, Wayde Van Niekerk Stadium is now more and the Olympics.
Mo Farah to run the 2018 London Marathon, the Hayward Field renovations are taking longer than expected and more headlines.