Tag: Running

Could a Gut Bacteria Supplement Make Us Run Faster?

Could an infusion of bacteria from the guts of athletes help inactive people to exercise more easily? A new study of marathoners, mice and their respective intestines toys with that possibility. It finds that strenuous endurance exercise by human athletes increases the numbers of certain bugs in their microbiomes and that giving those bacteria to […]

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Polar’s $230 Ignite watch has a color screen, GPS, and sleep tracking

Polar is one of the better-known developers of heart rate trackers and has leveraged that expertise to release everything from scales and watch-style fitness wearables to heart monitors for horses. Today, the company unveiled Ignite, a mid-range GPS fitness watch that brings design elements from its more expensive wearables down to a $230 price point. Ignite’s […]

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Gabriele Grunewald, Runner Who Chronicled Journey With Cancer, Dies at 32

Gabriele Grunewald, the elite runner who gained the support of thousands of followers on social media for her perseverance in competing while facing a rare metastatic cancer, died on Tuesday in Minneapolis, where she lived. She was 32. The cause was complications of cancer, said her husband, Justin Grunewald, who confirmed her death. In the […]

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‘Not Just a Maid’: The Ultra-Running Domestic Workers of Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Six days a week, Jaybie Pagarigan cooks, cleans and shops for her employers, a family in Hong Kong. Then on Sundays — her one day off — she hits the trails. Traversing the city’s lush and vast country parks, the 39-year-old domestic worker from the Philippines clocks in miles of running and […]

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