The First Winner Of The 1904 Olympic Marathon Used A Car, The Second…

You know what the Olympic Marathon event is missing? Cars. Cars would really add that extra oomph to the event. This glaring omission hasn't always been the case, though: in 1904, a runner named Fred Lorz used one to ride about 11 miles of the marathon. » 7/25/12 12:00pm 7/25/12 12:00pm

How ex-racing champ Alex Zanardi won the New York City Marathon…

Alex Zanardi was one of the fastest men on four wheels — winning two CART championships — that is, until a devastating accident in 2001 cost him his legs. But losing his legs hasn't meant he's lost his competitive drive. A decade later and Zanardi's now one of the fastest men on three wheels, winning the handcycle… » 11/07/11 12:00pm 11/07/11 12:00pm