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Two Olympic Runners Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

Science of Us | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

This idea of feeling like part of a team, but truly working on your own, was almost perfectly modeled by Cragg and Flanagan during the trials. They identified as a team of two, each of them separately telling interviewers before the race that it wouldn't be the same if one of them made the team without the other.

Why Distance Runners Are Super-Sexy, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.13.2015 | Science

Guys who go the distance may be better at getting the girls. After all, a new study of marathoners suggests that endurance running ability signals ...

Older Marathoners Reveal Secrets For Getting In Shape

Posted 11.01.2013 | Fifty

Here's a fact that will quash all of your excuses for not working out: Over 12,000 people over 50 will pound the pavement in the ING New York City Mar...

WATCH: Maddow Pays Tribute To Marathoners

Posted 04.17.2013 | Media

On her Tuesday MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow discussed that the country is still waiting for answers about the Boston bombings. But in "the immediate sens...

From New York to Boston: One Foot in Front of the Other

Ellen London | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York
Ellen London

I was overcome by an incredible wave of guilt: for finishing before the blast when others weren't so fortunate; for abandoning a city that I love dearly just hours after it was brought to its knees. When I got back to Manhattan, I didn't feel happy or even relieved. I felt like a foreigner.

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.

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.

The Best Race Day Tips For a First-Time Marathoner

Emily Faherty | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York
Emily Faherty

All soon-to-be, first-time NYC Marathoners, like me, know that the training is complete (through heat, rain, an earthquake, and a hurricane), so now it's time to get ourselves excited for the race and as prepared as possible.

Grete Waitz Was a Hero and a True Inspiration

Ann Liguori | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Grete, in her own quiet and unassuming way, grabbed the hearts of marathon fans and inspired so many people all over the world with her will to win and her down-to-earth style.

Fore-Max -- The Toughest Workout in the U.S.

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The work-out is an intense combination of squats, lunges, push ups, crab walks, and spiders, either using your own body as resistance or with medicine balls, straps, and physioballs.