The Most Influential Men in Fitness: Track Mafia’s Cory Wharton-Malcolm

Track Mafia isn’t a running club – it’s a community. “People don’t just come for the exercise. They come for friendship,” says founder Cory Wharton-Malcolm, “Beefy” to his friends and followers. “At Track Mafia, you’ll meet chefs, illustrators, hospital workers, CEOs, TfL workers… Everyone has a common purpose.” On Thursday nights at Paddington Rec’s athletics track, there is no hierarchy. It’s free, and novices train alongside pros.



a man wearing sunglasses: “Beefy” as he's better known talks about how he went from barely being able to jog to head coach (and voice) for the Nike Run Club app


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“Beefy” as he’s better known talks about how he went from barely being able to jog to head coach (and voice) for the Nike Run Club app

Groups such as Track Mafia and Run Dem Crew, for which Wharton-Malcolm has also worked, have changed the face of recreational running. It’s been said that the sport attracts a narrow demographic – slim, middle class, white. These crews are the antidote: a home for those who don’t fit the

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Watch Gymnasts Try Challenges From U.S. and British Military Fitness Tests

British Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson is taking a challenge that YouTubers and athletes alike love to try: military physical fitness tests. There’s an entire genre of fit guys testing their mettle with the physical trials members of the forces must pass—from British bodybuilder Obi Vincent trying the Marine Corps Fitness Test, MattDoesFitness attempting the U.S. Air Force’s Physical Fitness Test, and Olympic runners Nick Symmonds and Ryan Hall taking on the Marine Corps Fitness Test.



a man jumping in the air: British Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson tries out moves from military fitness tests in a gymnasium, including pullups, situps, pushups, and an assault course.


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British Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson tries out moves from military fitness tests in a gymnasium, including pullups, situps, pushups, and an assault course.



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But Wilson isn’t interested in one specific military outfit’s protocol. For his challenge, Wilson plans to take on a custom challenge comprised of pullups, pushups and situps, all common events in the genre. To fit the

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