Marathon Runner Adopts Stray Dog Who Set Pace For Him In The Gobi Desert

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Image: www.4Deserts.com / Onni Cai

She is so tiny that her head didn’t even reach his knee – but the stray dog still kept the pace for Dion Leonard in the desert heat. The ultramarathoner came to rely on the little dog as he ran through the Gobi in China in the last section of the 155-mile Gobi Desert March race. She appeared out of nowhere, miles from any village, and ran just in front of him – helping him to second place. Continue reading »

The Marathon International du Beaujolais Race

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Costumed competitors run during the Marathon International du Beaujolais race near in the gardens at the castle of Pizay, November 22, 2014. Its 10th edition gathered more than 10,000 runners from 60 countries making their way on small roads, around and through the castles and vineyards, in the Beaujolais region. (Photo by Robert Pratta/Reuters)
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Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon in California

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Abigail Crouse lifts her Thor hammer high after running through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle during the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon in and around the Disney Parks in Anaheim, California November 16, 2014. Walt Disney Co has moved aggressively into the race business, attracting tens of thousands of runners every year to its marathons, half-marathons and family-friendly races. (Photo by Eugene Garcia/Reuters)
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2014 NYC Marathon

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Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge shortly after the start of the New York City Marathon in New York, November 2, 2014. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
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Best Fancy Dress Runners of the London Marathon


A fancy dress runner during the Flora London Marathon in London, England on April 13, 2003. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) Continue reading »