Ryan Hudson

  • joined Aug 31, 2009
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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Triathlons, Red Sox, beer, running, JMU football, social media, Patriots. Occasionally writing at @Stride_Nation. Previously of @sbnation.

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Introducing the new Timex Ironman ONE GPS+


Finally, a smartwatch from an actual watch company.

Justin Timberlake joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Justin Timberlake joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, accepting his challenge from Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky, a married couple who were both injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. In 2014, both Patrick and Jessica completed the marathon on hand cycles.

Via Timerlake's Facebook page:

‪#‎ALSIceBucketChallenge‬. Thanks ‪#‎PatrickDownes‬ & ‪#‎JessicaKensky‬ for nominating me and The Tennessee Kids. We now nominate The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Roots...You've got 24 hours to donate AT LEAST $100 or douse yourself with ice. (Or both. We did both...and then we donated a bunch more. It's such a good cause.) To donate:

9 Performance Drinks To Keep You Hydrated This Summer


"Fortunately, the ever-expanding fitness community has countless drinks and electrolyte mixes for all your hydration needs. From Gatorade to a speciality beverage designed just for women, this Guide to Hydration is sure to have the liquid replenishment that’s right for you."

Nicolas Cage running on The Mall


Nicolas Cage spotted running on The Mall during filming for The Runner, which I now have to assume is just about him running. Or running to steal the Declaration of Independence. Or possibly both.

(via, ht @hellogeorgia)

Follow Badwater 135 live


Badwater 135 -- a 135-mile run through some of the country's most unforgiving terrain with 17,000+ feet of climbing -- started Monday morning. Follow the race action with @badwater and (Photo via @MerDolhare)


Best photos from Challenge Roth

A collection of photos from Sunday's Challenge Roth, an Ironman-distance race held in Germany, and one of the most popular -- and well-supported -- triathlons in the world. This year's edition was...


VIDEO: Pasta dinner discourteousness

No one has ever wanted to carbo load more than this guy at the "NudelParty" pasta dinner.

10 Best Sneakers for Runners with Flat Feet


Flat feet— the complete or near-total lack of an arch— was once thought to be enough to prohibit people from running (or even joining the military). But fortunately for us flat-footed Pheidippides, running shoes have evolved (even if our feet haven’t).

Ticks and trail running


Warmer weather means more ticks in the New England area, and with it a higher danger for the area's trail runners.

Boston Marathon announces 2015 registration dates


The 2015 Boston Marathon will open for registration to the fastest runners on September 8.

Brooks PR Invite hosts fastest of the fastest


The country's top high school athletes will be on the track at Saturday's 4th annual PR Invitational.

Vibram settles class action lawsuit


"Vibram expressly denied and continues to deny any wrongdoing alleged in the Actions, and neither admits nor concedes any actual or potential fault, wrongdoing or liability."

Remember how Vibram shoes were supposed to make everyone better runners? Turns out, not so much.

"Vibram will deposit $3.75 million into an escrow account and those funds will be distributed to those valid class members who purchased a pair of Vibram FiveFingers between March 21, 2009 and the date of the first dissemination of summary settlement notice or class notice, whichever is earlier. FiveFingers will award up to a maximum of $94 per pair, though the agreement acknowledges that based on similar settlements it is reasonable for class members to expect to receive between $20 and $50 per pair."


VIDEO: David Epstein's TED Talk

Are athletes actually getting faster, better and stronger? That's the question posed by David Epstein in a March TED Talk, and the answer, surprisingly, is "not really."

Meb will run as a pacer in the San Diego Half


In his first race since the Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi will be serving as a pacer at the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.

Meb honors victims on his bib


Meb Keflezighi honored the four victims of last year's attacks with a simple, touching tribute during Monday's Boston Marathon.

'Oh my God!' Meb wins Boston


"Oh my God!"

Shalane Flanagan, the 2014 Boston Marathon hometown favorite


Is this the year Shalane Flanagan, a Marblehead, Mass. native, wins the Boston Marathon? She tells '60 Minutes' that she's ready, and why last year's attacks were so personal.

"It's my ultimate dream and goal to win the Boston Marathon. I am 'all-in' with this training."

'Sports Illustrated' cover honors Boston Strong


This week's Sports Illustrated honors the city of Boston and all those impacted by last year's Boston Marathon attacks with a very "Boston Strong" cover.

'A Brief History of the Boston Marathon'


"A Brief History of the Boston Marathon," from Runner's World, with illustration by Dan Fuehrer and the text by Scott Douglas. Click-through to see the full graphic. Really surprised to learn the average age of a runner this year is 43.

2014 Boston Marathon Rules for Runners


Here's what is allowed -- and what is prohibited -- on runners for Monday's 2014 Boston Marathon. (via

Photos of the 2014 Boston Marathon finish line


The world famous finish line of the Boston Marathon has been installed -- and updated -- for next week's 118th running.

Strava 4.0, when one is better than two


The popular fitness app rolled out its biggest update ever on Thursday, combining its two apps into one and rolling out a handful of new social features.

ASICS introduces custom L.A. Marathon GEL-Lyte33™ 3


"This limited edition GEL-Lyte33™ 3 was custom designed and inspired by the beautiful palm trees that line Sunset BLVD. Weighing only 6.8 oz, this lightweight natural running experience will maximize your performance, whether it is in a race or shopping on Melrose."

The shoe retails for $100.

Ryan Hall, Abdi Abdirahman to run Boston


Americans Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman have been added to the John Hancock Elite Athlete Team as changes are announced ahead of the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Aussie makes Empire State Building Run-Up history


1,576 stairs -- first to the top wins.

2014 Boston Marathon now has an app


Now everyone can run the Boston Marathon ... virtually.

Galen Rupp shatters U.S. indoor 5k record


Galen Rupp added to his legendary status Thursday night in Boston when he set a new American indoor 5k record, running a 13:01.26 -- and laying the foundation for what could be a special 2014.


'A Run Around the Sun'

From Hawaii to Miami to London to Paris and countless places in between (though mostly Sacramento), Geoff Butler ran every single day in 2013 -- and then made it into a video.

Meb, Flanagan headline Elite USA Team for Boston


John Hancock Financial announced the Elite USA Team for the 2014 Boston Marathon, featuring Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davila Linden and Dathan Ritzenhein, the latter of whom will be...

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