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Long-distance running won’t make you immortally youthful, but you will feel better

Long-distance running won’t make you immortally youthful, but you will feel better

Running is great. Try it. But also know that this exertion will not lead you to a paradise full of ancients. And know that your face is going to wither regardless.

Take your evening jog bare — from the ankles down, at least

Take your evening jog bare — from the ankles down, at least

Go barefoot. Provided you dodge any real nasties -- glass, sharps, bear traps -- your feet might just thank you for it, writes Crikey reader Jim Forbes.

Kenyans: really fast, really broke

Kenyans: really fast, really broke

Kenya produces some of the fastest runners on Earth -- yet few are even making a fraction of what their slower Western counterparts earn.

Running marathons: not as healthy as you’d think

Running marathons: not as healthy as you’d think

It's that time of year again, when less-than-fit folk commit to running a marathon or two to get in shape for summer. But for most, marathons are the exercise equivalent of crash dieting: once the race is over, they never run again.

How to jog without falling down

How to jog without falling down

French president Nicolas Sarkozy collapsed recently while jogging in Versailles. Looks like it was a case of overdoing it. Or medically speaking, a vasovagal episode. BBC asks just how risky jogging is.

Do we even need running shoes?

Do we even need running shoes?

As running rebels shed their shoes and go barefoot, some are suggesting it's the healthiest way to run and running shoes could actually be causing injuries.

Running: what sets humans apart?

Running: what sets humans apart?

Some scientists argue that humans' ability to run marathons could be a trait that evolved out of necessity -- giving man the ability to outrun his prey. Could the survival of the fittest have been this literal?