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Runners with Long Hair

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Runners with Long Hair


Running is a tough sport made for tough people. Runners area free spirited group of individuals and one way of showing their rebelliousness can be interpreted through their physical appearance. Growing your out long is certainly one way of doing this.


Let me put it this way; when you “toe” the line at a race, look to your side and see a long haired man, you are intimidated.


Running with long hair can be somewhat of a challenge. You constantly need to tie it up just to keep it out of your face. Along with that,you’re facing negative factors like running with more weight and less wind resistance.  So, if you’re seriously looking to PR you might want to buzz it off or keep it short. That being said, props to you guys who do it.


You don’t see a whole lot of male runners these days with along hairstyle.  I could see why though. In the sport of running where every second counts, who’s willing to give up a few precious seconds for some style points?


Famous Runners with Long Hair:

  • Steve Prefontaine - (Distance runner from 1970’s)
  • Christian Smith - 800m / Mid-Distance
  • Anthony Famiglietti - Steeple Chaser
  • Walter Dix - Sprinter
  • Anton Krupicka - Ultra Marathoner
  • Evan Jager - Distance / Steeplechase
  • Tim Nelson - Distance
  • Will Leer - Distance
  • Forest Gump - Wait! He wasn’t a fictional runner…

Honorable Mentions:

  • Ben Blankenship- (Rumored to be the first SUB 4 ponytail)
  • Michael Wardian – Ultra Marathoner
  • Andrew Colley
  • Ryan Sheehan

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Reply dschep
10:50 PM on September 2, 2012 
Yea.. used to have a pony tail. Decided f*ck it this summer (location context: DC) and gave myself a buzz cut.
Reply ireallysuckatreddit
1:50 AM on September 23, 2012 
Does running with long hair really slow you down? I have pretty long hair and run marathons.
Reply CU Buffs
12:16 AM on October 11, 2012 
you should add coach mark wetmore to the list!
he's probably one of the only long-haired coaches out there...
Reply Duncan Q.
8:25 AM on October 15, 2012 
well I do remember with some fondness the Forest Gump character in the movie and how he went on the run across America for a few years growing his hair and beard long
Reply the dude
11:53 AM on October 15, 2012 
Yeah Forrest Gump was awesome! I think most men out there dream about just letting loose and growing out their hair/ beards long at least once in their lives. The real questions is, how many of them really have the "cajones" to actually set out and do it?

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