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  • French Open 2015 Men's

    French Open 2015: Men’s Quick Hits

    With the French Open draws released to the public, tennis fans are eagerly looking on as the game’s top players descend on Paris to contest the season’s second Grand Slam. While I could spend hours

  • Roland Garros Predictions

    French Open 2015: Women’s Quick Hits

    With the French Open draws released to the public, tennis fans are eagerly looking on as the game’s top players descend on Paris to contest the season’s second Grand Slam. While I could spend hours

  • Roland Garros Posters

    The Art of Roland Garros

    The 2015 French Open tournament starts this weekend. France, especially Paris, is known for some of the greatest museums in the world, and some of the greatest artists in the world. In fact, the oldest European cave paintings

  • Marathon Races

    2014 Was a Record Year for Marathon Finishers

    If you finished a marathon in 2014, you are not alone! More and more marathon runners are finishing the marathon. According to the Running USA 2014 Marathon Report in 2014 there were “a record number

  • Zante Fresh Foam

    WATCH: Fresh Foam Zante

    The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante is everything you want in a shoe. Competitor magazine voted it their 2015 Road Shoe of the Year, because, as they say, “New materials, new construction techniques and, perhaps

Asics Nimbus 17

ASICS Gel-Nimbus 17 Review

Immediately when putting on the ASICS Gel-Nimbus 17 I felt the incredible responsiveness of this model. The Nimbus is known for its cloud-like feel, but I would say that this shoe surpasses previous models in its level of cushioning. I also noticed a lighter and less constricted feel from the upper of the shoe. ASICS did away [...]

April 14, 2015 Cathy Kerns Running 0
house of run

House of Run Tweet to Win

The Boston Marathon is around the corner, and we’re partnering with our friends at the House of Run podcast by having a prediction contest on Twitter. The name of the game is simple: Predict the winning times for both the men’s and women’s races. Having an accurate prediction may land you a $25 Holabird Sports [...]

April 9, 2015 Holabird Sports Running 0
Saucony Kinvara 6

WATCH: Saucony Kinvara 6 Video

The Saucony Kinvara 6 is back with a punch. This lightweight neutral trainer is a crowd favorite among runners who are looking for a more natural ride with or those who crave a fast shoe with which to set the pace on race day or during fast workouts. The Kinvara 6 sits on a 4mm [...]

April 7, 2015 Greg Jubb Running 0
Top 20 Athletes

ESPN’s Best Athletes of Past 20 Years

ESPN released their list of the “Top 20 athletes in the last 20 years.” Only two tennis players made the list: Roger Federer came in at no. 5 and Serena Williams at no. 6. Serena, the current no. 1 in women’s tennis, has won 23 out of her last 25 matches against other top ten [...]

April 3, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
Reebok ZPump Running Shoes

Reebok ZPump Fusion Running Shoes Review

For the past three weeks, I’ve had the fun opportunity to run in Reebok’s brand new ZPump Fusion running shoes. Here, I’ll give you guys my thoughts on the fit, feel and look. To start my review, first I’ll outline a profile of what kind of runner I am. At best, I run pretty infrequently, [...]

March 31, 2015 Kandice Wilson Running 0
Foam Rollers

Why Use a Foam Roller?

After a hard training session, a long road run, or a few hours on the court, you may find your muscles and joints a little sore when you wake up the next day. Taxing our muscles and pushing our physical limits is awesome, but if done on a regular basis, we may need to give [...]

March 27, 2015 Cathy Kerns Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Best Trail Shoes 2015

Award Winners: Best Trail Shoes of 2015

Saying something is the best is, in some ways, a matter of opinion. We each have our favorite shoes for different reasons. This is why magazines usually have a team of testers try each shoe; it helps ensure a more “democratic” best. We’ve compiled the award winners from a variety of running, outdoor and trail publications, to [...]

March 26, 2015 Cara Bruce Running 0
Prince TeXtreme Tour 100 Review

Prince TeXtreme Tour 100T Review

Prince is one of tennis’ most iconic, well-known brands, but there’s no doubt that they’ve had a bit of a rough go over the past few years. Fortunately, they’re back in a big way in 2015 with a completely revamped line of racquets. They’ve phased out the “big hole” technology that’s been a staple in [...]

March 24, 2015 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
adidas Energy Running Socks

adidas Energy Running Socks: See the Difference Good Running Socks Make

When it comes to running “necessities,” running socks may not be on everyone’s list. However, those who do try running socks for the first time—be it for a race or a long run—may be converts for life. The adidas Energy Running Socks are offered in a no-show and mid crew length, and they may become [...]

March 23, 2015 Greg Jubb Running 0
Wimbledon Tennis Museum

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Unveils Powerful Posters

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum isn’t used to controversy. However, the latest exhibit “Powerful Posters” is drawing some powerful outrage. Opened in 2006 by the H.R.H. the Duke of Kent, the new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum uses modern technology to celebrate the history of Wimbledon and of the game. Located on the grounds of All [...]

March 19, 2015 Cara Bruce Tennis 0