• Will science and good shoes help break the two-hour marathon barrier this weekend?

    Will science and good shoes help break the two-hour marathon barrier this weekend?

    This weekend, Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will attempt to run a marathon in under two hours. It’s a bold – and some say impossible – goal, and a hell of a marketing campaign for Nike, which has been dumping time, money and resources into Saturday’s event for a few years now. The Breaking2 race (not to be confused with the mid-80s breakdancing sequel… Read More

  • This Guy’s Periscoping A Marathon From His Wheelchair

    This Guy’s Periscoping A Marathon From His Wheelchair

    The great part about live-streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat is that we get to see things that we rarely (or never) get to see from a different perspective. Today is one of those days, as well-known wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley is ‘scopin his race from a mounted phone on his wheelchair in Australia. Check out this perspective: Absolutely inspiring. LIVE on #Periscope… Read More

  • Bungie's got three projects up its sleeve

    Everybody has been speculating about the recent delayed E3 announcement, thought by many to be Halo-related (really going out on a limb there, everybody). Well, they’ve revealed on their blog that they have three projects in the pipe, at varying degrees of completion. The idea that there are three undisclosed projects coming out of a Bungie that is more independent than a few years… Read More

  • Marathon CSAR video review: Watch nerdery

    Watch nut Nubo reviews the massive Marathon CSAR chrono, a beautiful tool watch that looks like a tank. Marathon is a Canadian company that makes watches for the U.S. military and they sell really nice automatic watches with Swiss movments (this is a 7750 Valjoux) and lots of extraneous markings just to make things cooler. $2,500 gets you one, if you can find it. Read More

  • Rumor: Halo prequel action/adventure Bungie's next project?

    Oh, joy — I smell a return to Marathon. Or Pathways Into Darkness. Whichever, they’re both pretty awesome games. According to the rumor mill at 1up, Bungie’s next project may be “a third-person action/adventure shooter hybrid that takes place before the original Halo, chronicling early skirmishes between the ODST troops and the Covenant”. Not exactly the plot… Read More

  • Further proof that Marathon is better than Halo 3

    I feel like I could, and should, speak on this topic for a long time, but I don’t think I will. But this guy, the creator of a game I’m actually looking forward to, makes a particularly good point. One of the biggest problems with games these days is that you’re playing an insane badass, but only in the cutscenes; in the actual game, he’s a clumsy, fragile little flower… Read More

  • Your favorite Halo rumors gently crushed in Bungie chat

    The forums have been, as ever, abuzz with the most ridiculous of Halo rumors. In a recent chat-style interview, some of these speculations were brought under the scrutiny of two Bungie guys. Among the highlights:
    -The Halo Movie is on “pause,” which is probably a nice way of saying “stalled.”
    -Nothing Marathon-related in the works. What, Halo isn’t Marathon related? Read More

  • Run John, Run

    Today’s the big day, folks. Mr. Biggs began his marathon at around 6:30 AM PST and he’s pumping out 10:20 miles. If you’re bored then feel free to live track Biggs. Cheer him on or flame him on how slow he’s running. Either way he’s kicking butt and doing it for a great cause. Read More

  • Good Luck John!

    The time has finally come and our very own, John Biggs, is preparing to run in tomorrow’s Rock’n’Roll Marathon in sunny San Diego. The forecast for tomorrow is 66 degrees and that sounds perfect for a 26.21875 mile jaunt. He’s been training hard for months with the rest of the Team In Training folks and we all wish them the very best. Good luck everyone! Oh, and… Read More

  • Marathon Training for Nerds

    Mmmmm… lube-y. I’ve been a runner since sophomore year in college. It was easy to take up and easy to do — just go in a straight line and don’t fall — and aside from a few years of Kenpo Karate and some bouts at the gym I did very little else in terms of real exercise. I felt happy that I could run two miles, come home, shower, and get on with my day. But I… Read More