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Dylan Armajani works in digital workflow technologies at Viacom and is a live streaming Lead at NX Streaming.

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Grit and Perseverance: A Pacer's Story of 100 Miles

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 11:25 AM

It's rare to see a race report from a crew member or a pacer. Race reports are supposed to come from the runners, the ones fighting through the pain in their legs, the mental voices yelling at them to stop. Last weekend I was a crew member and a pacer...

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A Challenge for Trail Runners

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 1:47 AM

Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed -- chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones. Few that fell trees plant them;...
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Rock the Ridge 2014: It's Possible

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 3:44 PM

It's 5:59 a.m. on a Saturday morning in may. The sun is rising over the Shawangunk Ridge off in the distance beyond farmland shining in golden greens underneath a beautiful blue sky. I stand shoulder to shoulder with other runners, I wonder if they have the same apprehension, the same...

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Thank You, Boston

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 9:24 AM

This is not a race report, but rather a thank you. Ever since I started running I've made it a point to say "thank you" to every course marshal that points me in the right direction, volunteer that hands me a glass of cool water, spectator that cheers for me,...

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Back at the Ultra-Marathon Distance

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 2:55 PM

"Yip, yip!" I shout out to nobody but myself. I'm sliding down a slush-covered pitch twisting my arms this way and that to control my slide. Hours of warm sunlight have transformed what was hours ago a frozen, ice-covered trail into a traitorous slush covered beaten track. One wrong step...

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Running or Exploring

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 3:17 PM

Over the short time that I've been running, I've run for many reasons. I've run for charity, for a team, to be faster, but over time my primary reason for running has naturally evolved into a drive to explore the natural world around me. I once...

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To Accept Being Breakable

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 11:38 AM

As a runner and an endurance athlete, I'll be the first to admit that I'm a little bit crazy. The very nature of wanting to cover long distances by foot requires this.

In one way or another, one must believe that they are superhuman or unbreakable in order to...

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Becoming an Ultrarunner

(14) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 6:18 PM

It's roughly 12:30 on a beautiful May Saturday in the Catskill Mountains. Theres a sole young male walking shirtless down a windy country road through a farm carrying a water bottle. His sunglasses and iPod are in his hand, he doesn't want any distractions. He wants to remember this moment....

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Pushing Ourselves and Finding Greatness

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Recently I've noticed some of my friends and family have been rather critical toward my running.

"You're running too much, its not good for you."

"You need to stop running so much, you're too skinny."

And so forth...

Last weekend I ran my first 50K (31 miles) at

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The Long Run

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 11:40 AM

It's been awhile since i've written anything. It's not that I haven't had moments of inspiration, because I have. Dark, cold nights hoofing it around the track trying to beat each tick of the stopwatch. Running intervals full-speed through the snow, recovering just until the sweat dripping down...

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Lessons From Becoming a Marathoner

(15) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 7:10 AM

On November 10, I became a marathoner. I ran 26 miles, 385 yards at once (well, I did stop and walk for 60 seconds at the 24-mile mark). It took me three hours and 14 minutes. For the past week and a half I've sat down many times, placed my...

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Marathon Hypocrisy?

(30) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 1:02 PM

The 2012 NYC Marathon was going to be my first marathon. I spent six months and over 140 hours training for it. When Hurricane Sandy hit, I thought for certain that the marathon would be canceled or postponed and I 100 percent would have supported that decision.

However,...

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Lessons Learned Training for First Marathon

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Today, as I completed my last training run in the double digits of miles until the ING NYC Marathon (Sunday, November 4), I found my mind wandering. Running a marathon has never been a bucket list item for me. Growing up I despised running, which in itself is...

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Why I Love Running

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 10:44 AM

I've recently written about realizing I am a runner and the hardship that ensues when you're forced to take a break due to injury.

This past Sunday I ran the NYRR Staten Island Half Marathon. It was my first race in three weeks, and...

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What To Do When You're Injured

(6) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 11:50 AM

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon (and might I add, setting a new PR of 1:32:50 -- a 7:05 per mile pace),...

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I'm a Runner

(2) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Recently, I've found myself pondering the question "What makes you a runner?" I've joined a running club (The Dashing Whippets) and find myself surrounded by people who have been running for years, most of it competitively. I, on the other hand, decided to start running five months ago...

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Running for the PR

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 1:37 PM

Growing up, I was never one of the "fast" kids. In middle school, we had to run a mile in gym class, I believe it was four laps around the school. My best friend lapped me, all my friends made the track team; I was one of the slow kids....

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Run Past Your Goals and Find Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 11:47 AM

U.S. Olympic runner Ryan Hall once said "I think some of the most celebrated moments in human achievement should be those times when everything is going against a person and they are down in the dumps but they simply choose to get up. That's real greatness!"

To be honest, recently...

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Huffpost Workouts: First Month Running Playlist

(3) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 8:00 PM

On April 2, I decided I was going to get in shape and run the 2012 NYC Marathon for The National Stroke Association. This weekend I finished my last run of my first month of training as I completed the Run As One 4 mile NYRR...

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I'm Going to Run 26 Miles, 385 Yards for My Father

(4) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 1:10 PM

Last year my father had a stroke. He's one of the lucky ones. While his day-to-day life has been impacted greatly, he is still here with us. His recovery is a long haul which he works hard at. With rehabilitation, he hopes to be able to drive and work full...

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