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This week, Marathon Man Ben Kaplan investigates the frightening but relatively rare occurrences of cardiac arrest among runners during races.

This week, Ben Kaplan investigates the unwritten and mostly unspoken "Runner's Code," which can often lead to amazing and random acts of kindness.

Bending, but not breaking, at the Boston Marathon: I have a feeling every runner needs a terrible run to become a better runner. I got mine in Boston.

Ben Kaplan got some help from a Flare editor this week to do a neon makeover of some Toronto running personalities. Here's what happened.

Krista Duchene of Brantford, Ont., was the top female finisher in Sunday's Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton. Her time over 30K was 1:47:03.6. Ben Kaplan will discuss the historic run (it's only 3 years younger than the Boston Marathon) in his Wednesday column. Photo by Glenn Lowson for National Post

Marathon Man Ben Kaplan explores the biomechanic magic that underpins the body's running ability, and how understanding this might help stave off injuries.

Ben Kaplan's profile of Leona Emberson, a vision-impaired runner who'd say her biggest challenge at this year's Ottawa Marathon will be finding those eight seconds she lost last year.