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NYC Marathon Gives Runners With Disabilities New Hope

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

After countless loops around Central Park and swings through the city’s avenues, Eliza Cooper took a turn and headed north. Past Yankee Stadium, pas...

Follow Zoe Run Her 3rd Marathon With Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo credit Alexander Khalap Nov. 1 Zoe Heineman is running her third NYC marathon. You can track Zoe during the race by downloading this app. Her b...

Paralyzed Skateboarder Fights For The Right To Marathon

Los Angeles Daily News | Brenda Gazzar | Posted 11.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Jesse Swalley wants nothing more than to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon in March doing what he loves -- skateboarding. The Sylmar man said h...

What I Learned About Racing An Ironman Blind

Charles Scott | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Competing in an Ironman triathlon is a challenge. But imagine doing the race without being able to see. Charlie Plaskon, 69 years old and legally blind since birth, has completed eight Ironman races. His most recent was last month's inaugural New York City Ironman, where I served as his guide.

Building A Playing Field For Every Athlete

Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Eleanor Goldberg

The experience became less about one person guiding another, and more about a group of ridiculous risk takers just trying to feel the exhilaration that comes with feeling your heart thump as hard as it possibly can against your chest and pushing your body to the limit and then pushing it even further than that.

25 Wounded Vets Finish Marathon (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Banding together as the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, 25 vets took on 26.2 miles. The group competed in the Honda L.A. Marathon Sunday...

Serving As A Marathon Guide

Charles Scott | Posted 01.13.2012 | Health and Fitness
Charles Scott

Running the marathon with Dan felt like a celebration of optimism, of grit and resilience. He thanked me for serving as his guide, but I experienced the event as his gift to me.

The Most Inspiring New York City Marathon Story | Jessica Earnshaw | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact

More than 40 years after its inception, the New York City Marathon on Sunday beckoned another legion of runners to test themselves. For many runners, ...

Kia Makarechi

Inspiring Disabled Veterans To Run | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Dr. Dick Traum has competed in multiple marathons, run with former President Bill Clinton and inspired thousands to lead more active lifestyles -- and...