Top 10 Magazines for Athletes

A roundup of the best magazines for those who are serious about sports

Packed with training tips and advice, these magazine subscriptions are a great supplement to your monthly reading list. They're also great gift ideas for athletes on your list.

Here are a few of the best magazines for athletes and sports fans of all levels.


Runners compete at the New York City Marathon.
Runners compete at the New York City Marathon. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Runner's World informs, educates and inspires runners of all ages and abilities. It contains profiles of running personalities, race event coverage, medical and training advice, diet and nutritional information, and reviews of running products.

Runner's World includes articles geared toward all types of runners, including beginners, women, marathoners, sprinters and everyone in between.



The world's largest triathlon magazine. It features exercises for athletes, but you don't have to do all three sports to find value here. Swimmers, bikers or runners will find lots of articles, reviews and advice that provide motivation and drive improvement.



With the tagline "Your resource for building powerful sports programs," Coach & Athletic Director is obviously dedicated to high school and college coaches. Each issue is full of coaching tips for all men's and women's sports, up-close interviews with prominent sports figures, coverage of all phases of a successful program, and exclusive coach buyers guides.



Outside knows that outdoor enthusiasts yearn for the experiences and moments found only in the world outside. Whether you're looking for information on gear, travel, fitness, adventure or culture, Outside Magazine covers it. "Live Bravely" is their tagline, and they live up to it.



Bicycling is the world's number one road and mountain biking magazine. Discover all the practical tips you need to make every ride more enjoyable in this informative and well-written publication.



The most well-known sports magazine, Sports Illustrated gets you closer to the heart of sports, with spectacular action photography and in-depth coverage. Experience the inside track as Sports Illustrated takes you into the minds and hearts of the players and coaches, every week.



SKI Magazine is as full of anticipation and exhilaration as that first run of a new season. Which resorts are best for a family vacation, where to dine out in every ski-town from Lake Tahoe to Stowe, how to find available airline seats even when the computers say flights are are sold out, expert instruction from some of the most celebrated skiers and instructors in the sport, and much more can be found in its pages!



A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.



With more and more demands on a woman's time, concentrating on one's body and mind can become difficult. That's where Shape magazine comes in. Covering a wide range of topics, Shape provides you with the information and insight you need to stay fit and on top of your game. From beauty secrets to recipes to success stories, Shape has it all!


Sports Illustrated For Kids

Kids enjoy sports, too, and with Sports Illustrated for Kids they can have the same in-depth articles and information that mom or dad get. Stories on professional sports outstanding amateurs and kids, plus posters, puzzles and cards.

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