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Human Race

Human Race

Human Race is a podcast from Runner's World. Hosted by Rachel Swaby, Human Race focuses on long-form storytelling. It brings the depth and reporting you’ve come to expect from ambitious features in the magazine—but with the intimate and immersive aspects only audio can provide. Each week, we share a story about runners and the world of running.

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Episode 25: Rosco's Runners

Human Race

A run club participates in a crazy ass sport with crazy ass people and crazy ass asses.

45 Min

Jul 18, 2017

Episode 24: What would it take?

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Early flights, injury, illness? Karen Queally has no plans to stop her 20-year running streak.

38 Min

Jul 4, 2017

Episode 23: Don’t Call it a Comeback

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Brandon Hudgins has a rare autoimmune disease. He refuses to stop chasing a dream that he knows might not happen.

46 Min

Jun 20, 2017

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36 min
Jun 7, 2017
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A judge starts a running club for the homeless and its impact expands far beyond Skid Row.

45 min
May 23, 2017
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Brent Burmaster decided he’d run at least 3 miles every day for the rest of his life. But what started out as fun, soon turned into survival.

47 min
May 9, 2017
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At age 70, the adventurer Rosie Swale Pope accelerates.

49 min
Apr 25, 2017
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A 13-year old breaks a world record, then disappears from the running scene.

24 min
Apr 17, 2017
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A special episode for Marathon Monday

46 min
Apr 11, 2017
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When Richard Sikorski collapsed during the 2015 Chicago Marathon, his race stopped and another one began: the race to save his life.

1 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Rachel is back; tell Human Race about your running club

59 min
Jan 31, 2017
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For this elite 82-year-old, greatness comes with a price.

34 min
Jan 17, 2017
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One man's journey from prison to qualifying for the Boston Marathon

37 min
Jan 3, 2017
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Why human beings run and a surprising marathon goal after volunteering for a major surgery to save a mother-in-law's life

41 min
Dec 20, 2016
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A dedicated masters runner with an unbelievable backstory.

39 min
Dec 6, 2016
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The story of a man who lost his heart and what he gained in its place

36 min
Nov 22, 2016
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A woman who lost it all in a tragic accident finds running helps her rediscover the most essential part of herself is still there.

21 min
Nov 8, 2016
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This is the story of a man who changed his whole life, starting with a few Harvard Stadium steps.

43 min
Oct 25, 2016
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Runners are retroactively disqualified from races. A mom with a blog is attacked by a vicious online mob. But this is not your classic good versus evil storyline.

45 min
Oct 11, 2016
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How one runner’s life is transformed after a sudden loss. And what he gained in its place.

41 min
Sep 27, 2016
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What it's like to hold one of the most thankless jobs in running—and why it's not at all what you think.

1 min
Jul 26, 2016
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Season two—and brand new episodes—will resume in a month.

44 min
Jul 19, 2016
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One vocal Alzheimer’s patient forces our producer to face her biggest fear. And it’s all because of running.

44 min
Jul 19, 2016
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One vocal Alzheimer’s patient forces our producer to face her biggest fear. And it’s all because of running.

21 min
Jul 12, 2016
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For 36 years, no one has been able to break the record for the fastest crossing of America on foot. This week, Human Race goes on the road with one man who’s trying.

41 min
Jul 5, 2016
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This year is the 30th anniversary of an event designed for brutal bloody failure. Why do runners subject themselves to thrashed legs, bruised egos, and a ton of hurt? In this episode, we find out.

1 min
Jun 22, 2016
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Human Race is taking a two week hiatus. We'll be …

11 min
Jun 14, 2016
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This week’s episode is a sprint—a short story—abo…

34 min
Jun 8, 2016
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For over 20 years, the so-called World’s Longest …

5 min
May 31, 2016
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A series of unfortunate (and hilarious) events ju…

42 min
May 24, 2016
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Sylvia Weiner is a prolific runner. She’s 85 year…

9 min
May 16, 2016
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This week on Human Race, we’re sharing a sprint—o…

40 min
May 9, 2016
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A story about a man who lost his heart. And what …

1 min
Mar 31, 2016
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Coming in May. Subscribe now. Human Race is a new…

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