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Shaolin Monk Breaks His Own World Record for Running atop Water

In the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple of China, you can find a monk named Shi Liliang, who has spent much of the past 10 years practicing the art of running on water. This has led him to set a world record for the longest distance ran on water, a full 125 meters.

This special Chinese martial art technique is known as Shuishangpiao, which translates to “running on water.” To perform this technique, you need incredible amounts of balance, concentration, speed, and agility. Shi Liliang’s previous record was 118 meters, which he recently broke.…

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Cheered to Third Place

During the Austin Marathon, Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya spent most of it in the lead. However, when she hit her wall, she hit it hard. Despite the fact that the race organizers were bringing her a wheelchair to be transported off of the course, she kept going, refusing the help.

When onlookers realized what was happening, they began cheering for her. She crawled slowly and painfully to the finish line to place third with the overwhelming support of the crowds behind her. She finished with a time of 3:04:02, amazing for someone who spent part of the race on her …

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Reach 25 Miles Per Hour with These New Running Shoes

When Keahi Seymour was 12 years old, he was watching a TV show about kangaroos. It struck something deep in him when the narrator spoke about the way kangaroos move so efficiently by using their Achilles tendons like springs. In that moment, Seymour says that he had the idea to “replicate that in a device that could propel a human.”

He spent the next 5 years sketching shoes using ostriches as running models once he discovered that they run more similarly to humans than kangaroos. Then, he created his first prototype which combined an old pair of Rollarblades with bungee …

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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Record Broken

Scott Jurek is an ultramarathoner who recently finished this trek in just 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes.

On Sunday, at 2:03 p.m., Jurek reached the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine, which made him the fastest person to have ever completed the supported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. The previous record for this 2,189 mile journey was just 3 hours longer than Jurek’s time.

He began at Springer Mountain in Georgia, the southern terminus of the trail, at 5:56 a.m. on May 27. He traveled just less than 50 miles every day, crossed 14 states, and covered 515,000 …

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11-Year Old Preparing for a Half-Marathon for a Great Cause

Peyton first gained recognition from a blog post he wrote called “The 10 Rules of Running…. from a 9-year old.” Despite the fact that he just started 5th grade, he’s already looking for ways to help the world be better for all of its creatures.

He recently decided to take on the challenge of running a half-marathon in order to raise money and awareness for wolves and their conservation. His goal is simple: finish with a smile. Payton is running 4 to 5 times per week with longer runs added on the weekends to improve his stamina.…

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10 Reasons to Run

Runners understand how much running can change your life when it becomes part of who you are and isn’t just something you do. Here are 5 reasons to run so that you can change your own life for the better.

1. Improved Mental Health

Running can create an amazing happy sensation known as “runner’s high” when the body naturally starts turning out pleasure chemicals. These pleasure chemicals can help improve your mental health and can even help fight depression and other mood disorders.

2. Strengthened Lungs

As you log more and more miles of running, your lungs capacity will increase. …

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Why You Aren’t Losing Weight by Running

If you’ve started on a weight loss plan by running regularly but aren’t losing weight or – worse – are actually gaining weight, there are some reasons behind that, and there is something you can do about it. Weight loss is all about a combination of diet and exercise, so you need to find a way to balance the two so that you can actually see good results.Post-Run Snacks

Once you’ve burned all the calories that running burns, you’re going to feel hungry, and you’re going to need to eat something to refuel. However, what many people end up …

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The Story about Mary Cain

Although Mary Cain didn’t look like much as she waited by the starting line among 31 other girls in high school in Greensboro, North Carolina, she was about prove the onlookers exactly what she was made of. In fact, 15-year old Cain was even smaller than the other girls as she slouched her shoulders awkwardly in her black sports bra and pink running shorts.

It was June 2011 and the national championships of the 4 x 800 meter relay was about to begin. Cain’s hometown was Bronxville, New York, and the first two runners completed their 800-meter splits in 2:13 …

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Research Reveals When the Best Exercise Time Is

From now on, you may want to leave your bed a bit earlier and start exercising the moment you are on your feet. That is because scientists claim that they have evidence that working out during the fasting hours help you burn a higher percentage of fat than doing so some other time.

A study carried out in 2010 in Belgium divided a group of young and healthy men into three parts. Everyone was made to consume a diet having nearly 30 percent higher calories and close to 50 percent higher fats than their usual diet. One group was asked …