Dan Roe

Dan Roe is a freelance health and fitness journalist, former Division I track and field athlete, and a master's candidate at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He still runs (slower), rides bikes, and is constantly pursuing other ways of collecting scrapes and bruises in the great outdoors.

Why I Run Without a Watch

We had a tradition about GPS watches on my college track team. On the first day of practice, invariably a freshman would show up with a GPS watch that chirped


An Unstoppable Spartan

It started with a case of whiplash. Innocent enough, Victoria Stopp thought as she attempted to work out a kink in her neck before the end of her shift as

Racing in Sparta

Coaching From the Ancient Spartans

You’ve done the Spartan Race, you’ve shouted the “Aroo!” chant, but how much do you know about the ancient Greek warriors for whom this obstacle course race owes its namesake?

Hartley Mahfood

Meet the Busiest Man in Spartan

Hartley Mahfood never set out to be the superlative at anything. Certainly nothing athletic, he would’ve told you just a few years ago, had you asked the 35-year-old whether he