Covered in tattoos and proudly bearing an American flag, Billy Richards is unmistakable in a race crowd. Since 2014, the United States Marine Corps and Army veteran has completed nearly 200 endurance events, including marathons, ultramarathons and obstacle course races. His race total is impressive in itself—but crossing the finish line isn’t Richards’ main motivation.
DO be courteous to runners racing first 1 of 8 If you're participating in an event with more than one race, allow runners with the earlier start time to use the facilities first. Also, if you brought supporters, tell them to stay out of the toilet line--if possible!-- until after the runners have taken off. DON'T get distracted 2 of 8 Waiting for a porta-potty is not the time to take pre-race selfies or tweet.
By Theresa Juva-Brown, Published Aug. 7, 2017, Updated 10 mins ago Bringing your smartphone on a run has become just as essential as strapping on your water bottle. And like your water bottle, if you don’t control your phone use, it could wind up depleted when you need it the most. Wathana Prak, owner of irepairMD in Richmond, Va., shares his knowledge on why phones tend to run out of juice during your run and what you should do.
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