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

King Charles has an enlarged prostate. What is it, and how is it treated?

The condition affects most older men, and can be treated with lifestyle changes, medications or surgery.

January 18, 2024

What’s a urinary tract infection? Why are they so worrisome?

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized with a urinary tract infection. Here’s what to know about the condition.

January 9, 2024

7 brain foods that can help you beat anxiety

Emerging research in nutritional psychiatry suggests that eating certain foods may improve our mental health.

January 9, 2024

Want to dunk but can’t? These leagues just lower the rim.

Lowering the rim by up to a foot and a half can allow recreational basketball players to live out their dunking fantasies.

January 6, 2024

Runner resumes marathon streak after friends won’t let him give up

Pacers Running store owner Chris Farley thought his decades-long marathon streak was broken, until his friends organized a race just for him.

January 5, 2024

The toys you should never gift to children, according to ER doctors

Water beads, trampolines, rocket launchers and and electric scooters are among the toys that should be kept off the gift list this holiday season.

December 13, 2023

What a mystery illness in dogs could mean for holiday pet care

As a mystery illness infects dogs in several states, veterinarians urge simple precautions like avoiding doggy day care and kennels.

November 22, 2023

His 24-year marathon streak ended. But his fans wouldn’t let him quit.

For nearly 25 years, Pacers Running store owner Chris Farley has completed the 26.2-mile run in under three hours.

November 17, 2023

This runner finished last at the NYC Marathon. He feels ‘blessed.’

Joel Kaufman, 65, had the distinct honor of being the final official finisher of the New York City Marathon.

November 9, 2023

Injured by chicken nuggets: What’s known about the Tyson recall

The recalled frozen chicken nuggets, labeled “Fun Nuggets,” are fully cooked, breaded and dinosaur-shaped.

November 6, 2023