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Running in the News...
by TJ's Turf
posted November 2, 2013 at 10:29am

Five for FridayHere are five articles I found especially noteworthy from this week's running-related media coverage. Please let me know what you think!This very interesting article in The New York Times describes a group of runners training for this weeke...more

6-Year-Old Girl Sets Half-Marathon World Record
by Pretty Tough
posted October 23, 2013 at 8:58am

How does a six-year-old girl go about running a marathon? One mile at a time. Six-year-old Keelan Glass ran the Showdown Half Marathon last week in 2:47:30. Not only did she become the youngest to ever run a half marathon  she now holds a ...more

Twin Cities Marathon: Race Report
by Fast at Forty
posted October 7, 2013 at 11:05pm

This is me at IM Arizona after getting a flat while winning the race.Sport is difficult; it requires time, patience, a strong mind, and a sense of humor. The greatest challenge in sport comes from the fickleness that accompanies it, the fact that in a mer...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Do Professional Runners Matter?
by Fast at Forty
posted September 2, 2013 at 8:04pm

Last week the Competitor Group announced their plan to drop their elite athlete program at all of their races, including the wildly popular Rock n’ Roll run series. They felt that the cost of continuing this program outweighed the benefit of bringin...more

A Deep Breath and “Onward” via @RunningRebecca
by Running Rebecca
posted August 27, 2013 at 8:53am

A few days after my last post I started feeling some really sharp pain in my rib cage on the right side. I had been back running since my kidney stone removal surgery for a few days and just figured it was my kidney healing. ...more

Byline to Finish Line: Preparation for better things
by Byline to Finish Line
posted July 24, 2013 at 2:58pm

As the cold water filled my bathtub, I slunk down, trying to submerge my body. My running clothes were stuck to my body, sweat acting as an adhesive between my skin and the wicking fabric. That did not go well. My workout was a tempo run and while I did...more

USA Half Marathon Race Report: More on Pacing
by Fast at Forty
posted June 24, 2013 at 1:29pm

When people asked me which race I was doing yesterday in Duluth, the full or half marathon, competitors and non-competitor alike gave me a look when I told them I was running just the half. It can only be described as a look of reproach. A look that meant...more

New Website! The Story of ALF (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 30, 2013 at 9:06am

Ask Lauren Fleshman was started in January 2010 in a booth seat at the Flying Star Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse and I were sitting opposite one another playing “laptop battleship,” the made-up game where two or more people sit ...more

Ottawa Marathon: Change of Plans
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 16, 2013 at 2:52pm

After battling sacroiliac joint issues all spring, along with insomnia/sleeplessness for the past few weeks, I have decided (after many conversations with Houston) not to run the Ottawa marathon. This spring I have gotten really strong, but I have yet to...more

The Palestine Marathon: Promoting freedom of movement
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted April 29, 2013 at 8:58pm

The West Bank's first marathon took place in Bethlehem to promote human rights and tell an alternative story to one of conflict and war. On Sunday 21 April 2013, 650 runners from 28 countries gathered around the Church of the Nativity, which was tran...more

The reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 17, 2013 at 7:50pm

It's been difficult reading and listening to the coverage of the Boston Marathon, not thankfully because any of my friends or family were injured, but because of the relentless 'you can't beat a marathoner' attitudes.  Actually you can. Three people...more

Boston Marathon Tragedy through the Eyes of a Hijabi Footballer and Wannabe Runner
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted April 17, 2013 at 7:39pm

Like the rest of the world, I was shocked and horrified when I heard (via Twitter) about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.I was so stressed and immediately thought about my dear family and friends in the area. Despit...more

The Vulnerable Spectacle: Notes on the Bombing of a Marathon
by From A Left Wing
posted April 16, 2013 at 10:31pm

The bombing at the Boston Marathon - what is there to say about such a thing? Already, barely a day into the story the story is on repeat. Terror, heroism, terror, heroism. How many are dead? Wounds and more wounds. Women & children. Look out for a d...more

Boston Marathon: United in Running (via @jenny_scherer22)
by Jenny on the Run
posted April 16, 2013 at 9:47pm

Not sure I’ve ever had such a roller coaster of a day emotionally in my whole life. I eagerly got up yesterday morning, day off of work, to set up my computer to stream Marathon Monday live– to witness an epic battle between Americans and fore...more

Bombing in Boston (via @asklaurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted April 16, 2013 at 9:00am

I’m still processing everything that happened but this blog is an attempt to describe my personal experience at the Boston Marathon, and how I watched my environment unfolding. I have been reading the accounts of others and want to get my experience...more

The Boston Marathon: Senseless
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted April 16, 2013 at 8:58am

Carrie crossed the finish line at 4:08:48. The first explosion happened with 4:09:44 on the clock. By then, she was already through the finish area and had met with George, her high school coach from some 25 years ago. She was far enough away to be saf...more

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