Women Talk Sports | Marathon

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING VICTIM UNDERWENT 17 SURGERIES BEFORE BIDDING FAREWELL TO HER LEG MONDAY

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published November 13, 2014 at 10:30am EST


17-YEAR-OLD ALANA HADLEY WINS INDIANAPOLIS MONUMENTAL MARATHON

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published November 4, 2014 at 9:30pm EST


KARA GOUCHER TAKES THE GAMBLE #NYCMARATHON

Goucher_KaraBlanket-NYCM14.JPG Kara Goucher, staying warm, 2 November 2014, photo by PhotoRun.net Even with her special blanket from her son, Colt, Kara Goucher was not really warm. The winds at the start of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon were strong and gusts of up to thirty-six miles per hour. The temperature felt like in the twenties, and the elite women's field of nearly fifty runners got off to a timely start.andnbsp; Kara Goucher had planned on running around 2:28 pace, and with good weather, it would have been pretty close, but in this weather and in this race, Kara Goucher took some chances and as runners do, sometimes it works and this time, it just was not her day.... Kara Goucher is a seasoned athlete. As a college athlete she battled injuries, and when she graduated, she and husband Adam Goucher loaded up their stuff and moved to Portland, Oregon. Why? Because Kara knew that she and Adam could run better. From 2004-2011, Kara and Adam were coached by Alberto Salazar. [Read More]

published November 4, 2014 at 10:41am EST


AN INSPIRED LONG RUN AFTER WATCHING NY MARATHON VIA @LAURENFLESHMAN

Today was one of those days that makes me love being a runner. I woke up to crazy bright skies with all the trees outside my windows ablaze with oranges, yellows, and reds. My teammates came over to the house and we piled on the sofa to watch the NY Marathon, delaying our long run for the occasion. I followed all the media leading up to the event this year, so I felt like I knew each American athleteandrsquo;s personal goal, which made the race far more interesting beyond the front pack alone. I had context, and empathy, and having run NY Marathon myself, an intimate knowledge of the experience. And now I had a teammate in it, Kara Goucher, someone Iandrsquo;ve andldquo;knownandrdquo; for years but never really knew before she joined Oiselle. Karaandrsquo;s goals were no secret, and watching them slip away via an athlete tracker app filled me with discomfort. I squirmed in my seat imagining what she might be going through, trying to hold it together as best as she could, keep the emotion bot [Read More]

published November 2, 2014 at 3:45pm EST


#BAMFALERT TATYANA MCFADDEN FALLS FROM HER WHEELCHAIR BUT RECOVERS FOR VICTORY

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published November 3, 2014 at 4:29pm EST


WOW! TENNIS STAR CAROLINE WOZNIACKI RUNS UNDER 3 HOURS 27 MINUTES AT #NYCMARATHON

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published November 3, 2014 at 11:04am EST


RITA JEPTOO, WORLD'S BEST FEMALE MARATHONER, TESTS POSITIVE

andnbsp; In an exclusive to RunBlogRun, trusted sources have confirmed that, at the end of September 2014, Rita Jeptoo tested positive in her A sample test for a banned substance in an out of competition testing. The out of competition testing procedure was done in Kenya. The testing was done by a urine sample.andnbsp; The complete story is published below.andnbsp; Jeptoo_Rita-SanDiego14.JPG Rita Jeptoo, photo by PhotoRun.net New York, New York . Friday, October 31, 2014 In an exclusive to RunBlogRun, trusted sources have confirmed that, at the end of September 2014, Rita Jeptoo tested positive in her A sample test for a banned substance in an out of competition testing. The out of competition testing procedure was done in Kenya. The testing was done by a urine sample.andnbsp; Following this test, Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, defending her title.andnbsp; In such situations, and per WADA rules, a B sample of the athlete must be tested, and the representative [Read More]

published October 31, 2014 at 6:00pm EDT


OLYMPIAN, MOTHER BLAKE RUSSELL RETURNS TO THE MARATHON

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published October 30, 2014 at 12:50pm EDT


AMERICA'S FASTEST NORWEGIAN-SPEAKING INTERNATIONAL LAWYER TAKES ON THE NYC MARATHON

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published October 28, 2014 at 2:42pm EDT


LAUREN KLEPPIN'S UNCONVENTIONAL PATH TO ELITE MARATHONING

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published October 28, 2014 at 1:43pm EDT