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Running Farther, Faster Could Shorten Your Life

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser Running long distance week after week, year after year, could do more harm to your heart than good, a new editorial published in ...

Lessons From Becoming A Marathoner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

How can words possibly describe how fantastic, how beautiful, and how majestic the marathon is? I don't think they can. However, I would like to share a few lessons that I learned while becoming a marathoner. They say that the marathon is a metaphor for life, and I couldn't agree more.

Robert Lost 70 Pounds: 'I Felt Like I Could Do Anything I Put My Mind To'

Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Robert Davis Age...

The Marathon of Records

Eirini Zarkadoula | Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports
Eirini Zarkadoula

Athens Classic Marathon has brought to debt-laden Greece the glamour lost in the Armageddon of the financial crisis.

Mikis Theodorakis: The Greek Legend Becomes the First Marathon Torchbearer

Eirini Zarkadoula | Posted 01.12.2013 | Sports
Eirini Zarkadoula

The rain didn't stop during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Athens Classic Marathon. However, the Tomb of Marathon was full. Citizens, athletes, eve...

Best. Marathon. Ever!

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

Last Friday, as many wrestled with the idea of running the NYC Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I submitted a proposal asking that people use Charity Miles to join the marathon from afar, even if only for a few miles.

Marathoners Aid Staten Island With Help From Social Media

Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.

In just hours, social media had made it possible for us to attract interested people, share logistical details, determine their participation and what they could bring, and let them download the precise routes that they would run.

Marathon for Athens

Eirini Zarkadoula | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Eirini Zarkadoula

In 2012, Greece will celebrate its 30th Athens Classic Marathon. More than 26,000 runners, athletes and everyday people will join the 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer and 42-kilometer races on November 11th.

Natural Disasters, Marathons, Memories and Coming Together in Tragedy

Jay Scott | Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

How could the race go on when people are suffering without shelter, heat, water or food? Would the marathon be a symbol of inspiration and hope, or incite controversy in a city already struggling?

Marathon Hypocrisy?

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Dylan Armajani

Why is okay for the professional sports players to play on Sunday, but not the average person who has trained hard and is getting paid nothing? Why do average people have to make the donations and sacrifices, while the professionals don't?

10 Amazing Marathon Moments That Made Us Laugh, Cry, And Cheer

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Why was canceling the NYC Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy such a contentious decision? Well for one thing, we love our marath...

Katherine Bindley

Man Proposes At Canceled Marathon Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.03.2012 | Sports

Like all the competitors who trained for the 2012 NYC Marathon, Hannah Vahaba will not be running the race this year. But she also will never forget h...

Katherine Bindley

New York Marathoners Run 26.2 In Central Park After Cancellation

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

The 2012 New York City Marathon may have been canceled following the controversy surrounding its timing in relationship to the devastation of Hurrican...

NYC Marathon Off: How Runners Can (and Should) Help With Sandy Relief Efforts

Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Chris Greenberg

With the cancelation of the NYC Marathon there are now upwards of 40,000 able-bodied and strong-willed individuals in the New York area who can still put all of these attributes to good use, including me.

Katherine Bindley

Why New York Canceled The Marathon

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The show was supposed to go on. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a midday press conference Friday that the ING New York City Marathon would...

Marathon Off But Knicks, Giants To Play

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.02.2013 | Sports

The New York City Marathon is off, and a marathon ride into the city prompted Dwyane Wade to help those still dealing with the horrendous aftermath of...

Marathon Canceled

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK — With the runners ready but ravaged residents still recovering from Sandy, this weekend's New York City Marathon was canceled Friday w...

The Race Is On

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.01.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Inspiring or inappropriate? New Yorkers and runners from around the world debated whether a marathon should be run with disaster for a bac...

Lessons Learned Training for First Marathon

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

The 26.2 miles I will run on November 4 may be for my father and other stroke survivors, but this race has become about so much more. Since deciding to run the marathon, I have traveled over 900 miles by foot, and spent nearly 140 hours training.

My Anti-Bucket List

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Amy Wruble

Instead of pressuring myself to see the world, run a marathon or win a Grammy (as a mom to a toddler, I consider it a victory when I leave the house with clean hair), I thought I'd let myself off the hook on some of my least favorite activities.

Why I Love Running

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

Even as we are reduced to bib numbers and the singlet of our running club, and even as each race is an individual race with our own mind and body, there is something very social that happens once we get spread out across the course.

WATCH: The Urban Adventure Of The Berlin Marathon

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

In Berlin, sportsmen and sportswomen from all over the world thus had a great get-together on September 30 -- and so did thousands of spectators along the streets.

What To Do When You're Injured

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

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, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.

Lies, Damned Lies and Lies About Athletics

Bob Cowser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Bob Cowser

As a confirmed, lifelong average athlete, few things irritate me more than people who lie about athletic accomplishments.

A "Grand" Feat during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jay Scott | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

In commemoration of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month I have enlisted four of my friends to join me as we "Run the Grand." What does that mean you ask? The five of us will run an entire marathon together -- through the Grand Canyon. Yes, that Grand Canyon, the very one you're thinking of, in Arizona.