Marathons are the distance events most connected to the masses, but recent doping cases involving big names like Kenyan Rita Jeptoo and American Mo Trafeh are finally casting a shadow over what we're seeing on the roads, writes Bonnie D. Ford.
It's been 10 years since Paula Radcliffe set a world record with her performance in the London Marathon. The racing legend talks about that day and how she's recuperating from injuries that forced her out of the 2012 Olympics.
When Nina Kuscsik began her competitive running career she was an outsider, but after 80 marathons and countless hours advocating for women in her sport, she will be inducted into the New York Road Runners Hall of Fame.
The elite Americans at the forefront of this year's New York City Marathon women's field -- Julie Culley, Amy Hastings and Molly Pritz -- represent a new group charging into the next four-year Olympic cycle.
Desiree Davila, who holds the American record on the Boston Marathon course and was considered a medal candidate at Sunday's marathon, stepped off the course after 2.2 miles, unable to continue because of pain in her right hip and groin.
Last year, Desiree Davila put herself on the map after just falling short of a Boston Marathon win. Now, the self-proclaimed underdog has a spot in the London Olympics and is aiming to land American runners on the marathon podium.