Serious competitive marathoning was on NPR at length today. The second half of On Point with Tom Ashbrook was titled "US Runners and Marathon Challenges". The guests were Jennifer Kahn, who authored the recent New Yorker piece on Alberto Salazar's new f...more
By Laura Pappano
Yes – the 40th running of the ING NYC Marathon on Sunday was a chance to salute the fastest marathoner alive — Haile Gebreselassie (no matter that he dropped out at Mile 16 – he still holds the record of 2:03:59 set in 2008).
Magdalena Lewy-Boulet placed 2nd at the 2008 Olympic Trials Marathon and competed for the United States at the 2008 Beijing Games. The 37-year-old mother of one (son, Owen, age 5) helped found the Bay Area Track Club and now has gotten involved with the W...more
Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l will host the weekly Women Talk Sports Radio Show at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.
We will be discussing the ING New York Marathon with our special guest Anne Audain, long distance running pioneer for women, author, s...more
Today, I hope to be able to live-tweet from the ING NYC Marathon. Given the nature of the course, I will probably be at mile 8 and 24 and will probably only be able to cover the women, since they start 30 minutes before the men.So that you know wh...more
This week's House of Run podcast is now available. Yours truly makes an appearance and makes his bold picks for the NYC Marathon: Abel Kirui and Mary Keitany will win, Jared will fail to break 5:00.Jason and Kevin do a great job with their podcast, in ...more
I’m on the train to NYC. This post may not make sense. You may wonder why I’m writing. But in my times of grief I have always found paper & pen to be my comfort.
You see, I just got an email that my former running coach, friend, mentor passed away...more
New York City MarathonThe (arguably) most famous race in the world will be run through the five boroughs on Sunday. Women at 9:10 AM, men at 9:40.
Race website TV Coverage: 2 PM Sunday on NBC (tape-delay)LIVE TV Coverage: 9 AM Sunday on Universal Sport...more
So I rarely read running books. I’m more of a chick lit type of girl, or even memoirs. A personal fave is David Sedaris. Anyways, when I do read running books I usually find them to b:
b. way too wordy and over my head
c. trying way too har...more
Next Sunday, Nov. 7th, over 100,000 runners will race 26.2 miles across five towering bridges through New York’s five unique boroughs in the 40th ING New York City Marathon.
The mega-marathon that began with 55 finishers in Central Park in 1970 ...more
In just a few days, the streets of New York City will be invaded by race runners and more than 2 million cheering spectators for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon. And thanks to fashion designer, Donna Karan, you can put your best foot forward this week...more
How would the average person spend 69 days trapped underground? Edison Peña ran three to six miles daily. Now he's running in the NYC Marathon this weekend. Great. I'll be on a couch, trapped under a pile of wings.
Peña was invited to w...more
Are you running the 2010 New York City Marathon? Congratulations! Chances are that you are feeling excited, perhaps a tad nervous and relieved that the taper is almost over!
Here are 26.2 ways to help you have the time of your life (and successful) Ne...more