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Study: another look at heart disease in marathoners – and their spouses

Is marathon running bad for your heart

We all know that running, and exercising in general, is good for us. Running strengthens our muscles, lungs, and hearts which reduces the risk of dangerous medical conditions, like heart disease (source). But we’ve all also heard the sad stories of marathoners who died during the race – usually from an underlying heart condition. Every […]

The aftermath of Boston: how races are increasing security

Like most runners, I felt a lot of emotions on April 15. But fear wasn’t one of them. I knew I’d race again and so I did. I ran the Long Branch Half Marathon only a couple weeks after Boston. In the days leading up to the race, I received a lot of emails from […]

Go beyond your comfort zone

A little weekend motivation to help you push through your long run or speed session. “You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone.” – Percy Cerutty – Photo: Steve Garner

75% of Runners who Skip February won't run again this year.

4,000 runners started January 2013 running. 75% of runners who skip February won't run again this year. Don't be that statistic. We'll show you how you can reboot your New Years Resolution and be part of the 38% of January runners who'll make it through February. Based on last year's training data if you make […]

Alternative Marathons to the ING New York City Marathon

Carefully monitoring #Sandy; currently anticipating NO CHANGES to #ingnycm events. Pls check nyrr.org for updates & STAY SAFE. — The INGNYC Marathon (@INGNYCMarathon) October 29, 2012 Due to Hurricane Sandy, it's still unknown whether the New York Marathon will go on this Sunday, November 4th. According to a tweet from the New York Marathon's official […]

Man Runs a Full Marathon in Flip-Flop Sandals

Keith Levasseur ran the Baltimore Marathon on October 13th. In flip-flop sandals. He is currently in the process of contacting the Guinness Book of World Records to enter his feat in as the fastest marathon time in sandals. His time was 2 hours and 46 minutes! We shared his story on our Facebook page earlier […]

Traveling to the 2012 London Olympics

If you're traveling to the 2012 London Olympics, we put together a guide for everything from the places to eat to tips for getting around London, as suggested by a few Londoners! If you're from London and have your own tips for those traveling to the Olympic games, share them in a comment below! Photo […]

Your Guide to the 2012 London Olympic Marathon

The London Olympic Marathon is coming up! We put together a guide to the 2012 London Olympic Marathon. This includes the faces to look for and also a little bit about the marathon course. The Women's Marathon is on August 5th at 5:00 AM CST, 11:00 AM, GMT. The Men's Marathon is on August 12th […]

2012 London Olympics Running Schedule

The 2012 London Olympics are right around the corner! We created a guide with the dates and times of all the Olympic running events. Don't forget to tune in to your local television stations to watch your favorite Olympians compete! Check back at the blog next week as we'll be sharing a guide for traveling […]

Lance Armstrong Faces Doping Allegations

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong has been charged with new doping allegations by the US Anti-Doping Agency. According to the Washington Post, Armstrong has been immediately banned from triathlons and may lose his Tour de France titles. In the 15-page charging letter obtained by The Post, USADA made previously unpublicized allegations against Armstrong, alleging it collected […]