Top 10 Sports Magazines for Athletes

When you aren't playing sports or enjoying your favorite physical activities, do you like to read about them? Magazines can provide training tips, advice, interviews, and in-depth articles on your sport. A magazine subscription ensures you don't miss out. Today, many have digital as well as a paper subscription. 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.


Runner's World

Runners compete at the New York City Marathon.
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Runner's World informs, educates. and inspires runners of all ages and abilities. Runner's World includes articles geared toward all types of runners, including beginners, women, marathoners, sprinters, and everyone in between. It contains profiles of running personalities, race event coverage, medical and training advice, diet and nutritional information, and reviews of running products.



Triathlete is the world's largest triathlon magazine. It features information for triathletes, 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. You can subscribe to the digital or print version​ or both.


Coach & Athletic Director

With the tagline "Your resource for building powerful sports programs," Coach & Athletic Director is 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. Both digital and print subscriptions are available.



Outside magazine is a publication for you if you want to get into the wilderness, whether on foot, afloat, or on a bike. You'll find information on gear, travel, fitness, adventure, and culture. "Live Bravely" is their tagline.



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.


Sports Illustrated

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. Subscription includes both print and digital publications.



SKI magazine caters to those who love winter sports. It covers every aspect of the ski experience, including the best resorts, where to dine at popular destinations, and how to get there. The magazine also has articles with expert advice from some of the most celebrated skiers and instructors in the sport.


Men's Health

Men's Health is a lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better. Articles cover fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel, and health issues.


Shape Magazine

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.


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. It has stories on professional sports, outstanding amateurs, and kids, plus posters, puzzles, and cards.

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