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Robot Breaks Record for the 100-Meter Dash

Robot Breaks Record for the 100-Meter Dash

We’ve seen Cassie, the Ostrich-shaped robot strut her stuff before. Now the speedy automaton has set a record for the fastest 100-meter dash ever run by a bipedal robot. With a time of 24.73 seconds, she’s no Usain Bolt, but it’s still an impressive achievement for the engineers from Oregon State University.

Jet-Powered Speed Suit

Jet-Powered Speed Suit

Jake Laser wishes he could run as fast as Usain Bolt. But he’s never going to achieve that goal without some mechanical assistance. So he got to work figuring out the best way to increase his running speed through a series of experiments with jets, a windsurfing wing, low-friction shoe soles, and lots of practice.

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Literally Running Up That Hill

Literally Running Up That Hill

Now that Stranger Things 4 is complete, we were finally starting to get Running Up That Hill out of our heads. But the Kate Bush earworm is back since we heard this version by KestrelTapes in which he played the track on a 30-pound keyboard while actually running up a hill. As far as we know, no deals were made with God.

Running Away from Different Things

Running Away from Different Things

From buzzing bees to bullies, there are many times in life we need to run away from things. Daniel LaBelle uses his brand of physical comedy to demonstrate some of the ways in which we approach each kind of getaway differently. That Mountain Dew run is the worst.

The Fastest Hands in Track and Field

The Fastest Hands in Track and Field

Guinness World Records introduces us to Zion Clark, a wrestler, athlete, and inspiration to all. Zion was born without legs due to a rare genetic syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped him from running faster than most people who have legs. Zion’s dream is to become a wrestling champ and medal-winning Olympian.

Cassie Runs a 5K

Cassie Runs a 5K

A while back, we met a funny-looking robot known as Cassie. Developed by the OSU Dynamic Robotics Laboratory and Agility Robotics, the bipedal robot can walk and run ostrich-style. Her human masters have now figured out a way for Cassie to run a 5K on a single charge. The research could lead to improved efficiency for delivery robots.

Dolos Parkour

Dolos Parkour

Dolos are specially-shaped concrete blocks that are used to protect harbors and breakwaters. Parkour athlete Brodie Pawson only sees them as an obstacle to be crossed. We watched in awe as he chased his pal Michael Khedoori across a field of the 80-ton blocks along the Australian coastline without slipping.

MoonRun Portable Cardio Trainer

This unique indoor fitness rig lets you run without a treadmill. It connects to a door or other secure location and uses an upright elastic pull to enable low-impact aerobic and resistance training exercises. Its padded bar houses electronics that can track your workouts on a mobile app. Save an extra $25 with code MOONRUN25.

adidas Futurecraft Loop

adidas Futurecraft Loop

The Futurecraft Loop is a prototype running shoe with an upper, outsole and laces made entirely out of recyclable TPU. Paired with adidas‘ Boost midsole, the Futurecraft Loop is also made to be durable and comfortable. Its second generation is slated for general release.

Beryl Pixel Light

Beryl Pixel Light
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Beryl’s Pixel is two lights in one. Press it once and it glows white; press it a second time and it glows red. It comes with a multipurpose mount and a Velcro strap that lets you attach it to your bicycle, helmet, backpack, or clothing.

Nike Air Vapormax 2019

Nike Air Vapormax 2019

Nike’s innovative and stylish running shoe returns with a vastly improved upper. The Air Vapormax 2019 features a more durable and weatherproof knit upper, and a new midfoot internal cage and larger heel clip for more support. Drops 1/10/19.

Nike React Runner

Nike React Runner
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Nike took the incredibly light and comfortable patterned outsole from the stellar React Element line and gave it waterproof elements to create the React Runner. The mid-top shoe has a waterproof TPE ripstop upper and water-resistant taping. Available in three colors.

FLPSDE Dual Chamber Water Bottle

FLPSDE Dual Chamber Water Bottle
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The upcoming FLPSDE water bottle has a dry storage compartment at the bottom where you can keep snacks, keys and other small objects. Its main chamber is vacuum insulated to keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. The inner chamber can be removed for cleaning.

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Nike Shield Collection

Nike Shield Collection
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Nike’s Shield collection gets runners ready for the rainy months ahead. The collection features six monochrome running shoes redone with water-repellent uppers. They also have reflective elements to help keep you safe when visibility is limited.

Run an Empire

Run an Empire

Run An Empire is an augmented reality game that motivates you to run. It tracks your location and makes areas you run through part of your virtual empire. As you run, you can invade other territories and earn coins to improve your kingdom. Available for both iOS and Android.

adidas Ultraboost DNA LTD

adidas Ultraboost DNA LTD
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adidas‘ ultra popular Ultraboost shoe has seen dozens of iterations, but the Ultraboost DNA LTD has a neat and somewhat practical twist. Its upper is partially woven with reflective yarn, and its three-stripe cage is reflective as well.

Inov-8 Graphene Running Shoes

Inov-8 Graphene Running Shoes

Inov-8’s G-Series running shoes have rubber outsoles that are infused with graphene, resulting in an unparalleled combination of grip and durability. These shoes are rated for over 1,000mi of use. There’s one for soft and wet ground, one for trails, and one for indoor use.

Ultra Man

Ultra Man

(PG-13: Language) Ultramarathon is one of the world’s most punishing sports. Ultramarathoner Robbie Britton – who moved to Chamonix, France from London for further training – shares what makes him tick in GoshDamn’s beautiful short film.

NikeLab Gyakusou Hooded Jacket

NikeLab Gyakusou Hooded Jacket
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NikeLab’s new Gyakusou Hooded Running Jacket was designed to be wearable in any weather. Its hood and sleeves can be easily removed, leaving you with a vest. It also has lots of reflective elements as well as mesh panels for ventilation.

Extreme Trail Running

Extreme Trail Running

Runner Kilian Jornet and photographer Seb Montaz took to Aiguille de Varan, Reninge, France for a thrilling run along a skinny trail with steep drop-offs on either side. The perspective probably makes it look narrower than it is, but it’s still sketchy as hell.

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Meet Mr. Dharam Singh

Meet Mr. Dharam Singh

In MEL Films‘ excellent short documentary, The Never-Ending Marathon of Mr. Dharam Singh, we’re introduced to the eponymous subject, a man who claims to be 119 years old, and who credits his longevity to yoga, meditation, and a profound enthusiasm for running.

Fitly Running Backpack

Fitly Running Backpack

Fitly is a small backpack meant to carry a runner’s essential items. It has two pockets in front and two more on its strap. The strap locks the items inside in place so they won’t bounce around. Its back is made of a moisture-wicking and odor-repellent fabric.

Gyakusou Free RN Motion Flyknit

Gyakusou Free RN Motion Flyknit
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One of Nike and Undercover’s running shoes returns in a murked out scheme. The NikeLab Gyakusou Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017 has a dual-density and dual-pattern midsole to conform to your feet. The straps and notched collar make it easy to put on and take off.

Freeze Out

Freeze Out

Runner Nigel Talton aka “The Freeze” has been kicking butt and taking names of fans at Atlanta Braves games recently. The fan gets a massive headstart, but The Freeze can catch them all. This fan thought he had him beat, but his early celebration killed any hopes of a win.

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot

Engineers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition developed this two-legged robot which can run at speeds up to 12 mph. It may not be as fast as Boston Dynamics’ cheetah ‘bot, but we still wouldn’t want to chased by one.

NikeLab Gyakusou Jacket

NikeLab Gyakusou Jacket
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Nike and Undercover’s running jacket has three-layers of weather-repellent fabric, bonded and sealed seams, and a reverse-coil zipper so you can run in all conditions. It also has roomy pockets, reflective graphics and an adjustable hem and hood. Available in four colors.

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