Kelyn Soong

Washington, D.C.

Fitness, Exercise, Running, Sports

Education: University of Maryland, master's in journalism; University of Maryland, B.S. in kinesiological sciences

Kelyn Soong is a reporter on The Washington Post's Well+Being desk, covering fitness and exercise advice, trends and culture. Soong returned to The Post in July 2022 after spending four years as the sports editor for Washington City Paper, where he covered major sporting events like the World Series and Stanley Cup Final. Before that, Soong worked in The Post's Sports department as a news aide and high school sports reporter. During that time, he also wrote for the Metro section, Book World, Arts & Entertainment, Local Living, Education, and the Inspired Life and Retropolis blogs.
Latest from Kelyn Soong

Here’s what it takes to be a World Cup referee

Referees, who must pass a fitness test, typically cover a distance of six to eight miles during a 90-minute match.

December 7, 2022

Pulisic’s pelvic injury highlights athletes’ risks to a sensitive area

Contact injuries to the male groin and pelvis in soccer and other sports can cause excruciating pain and discomfort, even when they do not involve the genitals

December 2, 2022

Two runners had cardiac arrests. A cardiologist was racing behind them.

A cardiologist at the race performed CPR on both runners. The incidents offer lessons and reminders to runners of all abilities.

November 24, 2022

She ran a 100-mile world record. A course error means it won’t count.

Distance runner Camille Herron’s latest feat has not been ratified after questions were raised about the racecourse.

November 17, 2022

Pickleball is popular, but how much exercise are you really getting?

A study suggests that pickleball can provide a moderate workout for middle-aged or older people if they play often enough.

November 9, 2022

Running a fall marathon? Here are 26.2 tips to help you finish.

Fall marathon season is here, and readers offer their tips and lessons on marathon running.

October 26, 2022

    Three ways to start running even if you hate it

    Fitness reporter Kelyn Soong shares tips on how you can start running even if you kind of hate it.

    October 17, 2022

    10 ways to start running even if you kind of hate it

    Readers shared stories of their love-hate relationship with running and how they finally found joy in the activity. Here’s their advice to make running more fun.

    October 6, 2022

    Running a first marathon? Here’s what veteran runners wish they’d known.

    We reached out to experienced runners and asked them: “What do you wish you knew before you ran your first marathon?” Here are their responses.

    September 16, 2022

    I once lost a tennis game to Frances Tiafoe. I was 24, he was 13.

    From the beginning it’s been tough to root against Tiafoe, who will play tonight in the U.S. Open semifinals.

    September 9, 2022