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Tiny Stray Dog Finds Her Human When She Joins Him For 77 Miles In Race

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.05.2016 | Good News

Talk about going the distance. Thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign, Dion Leonard, an extreme marathon runner is adopting a stray pup he met ...

Here's Why You Get Out of Breath Walking Up Stairs (Even Though You're Fit)

Health.com | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Rozalynn S. Frasier I like to think that I am in pretty good shape. I work out five to six times per week, have run multiple marathons and, well...

A Woman With MS Is Going To Run A Marathon On Every Continent

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 07.15.2016 | Sports

It was late 2006, and Cheryl Hile was sitting, fuming, in her neurologist’s office. Moments before, her doctor had tried to give her what was intend...

9 Country Music Stars Running Nashville Marathon Relay for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Melissa Fenton | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Melissa Fenton

For the fourth year in a row, the Rock 'N Roll Marathon Series is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with this rockin' race being held in the one and only music city, Nashville.

LOOK: The Eccentric Costumes Of Tokyo Marathon Runners

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

Ballerinas, Disney princesses, superheroes, and cartoon characters in running shoes were among the 36,000 runners who rolled through Tokyo, Japan, on ...

5 Great Destination Marathons 2016

Orbitz.com | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

With the new year well behind us, it's time to make good on those resolutions. Instead of that vague goal of getting in shape or being healthy, try a firm resolution that you can hold yourself to: completing in a marathon.

Need Running Motivation in 2016? Run WITH Others, FOR Others

Melissa Fenton | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Fenton

You've had enough of seeing friends and family in your newsfeed posing at finish lines, flashing bling-y medals, with huge wide grins on their faces. You've finally decided you're done being the race spectator, and you're ready to be the race participant.

Ultramarathons May Briefly Shrink Your Brain, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.18.2015 | Science

Let's all just agree: Ultramarathoners are insane superhuman. A mere 26.2-mile run doesn't satisfy them. Instead, they chase adrenaline for hundreds o...

73-Year-Old Grandfather Completes 50 Marathons In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty

John Maultsby 50th State Marathon from Mabel A. Maultsby on Vimeo. Finishing just one marathon in your lifetime is something to be pretty proud ...

This Is What It Feels Like To Run The New York City Marathon

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Connected by a series of bridges and interlocking the five boroughs, the 26.2 miles that make up the annual TCS New York City Marathon are known all o...

This Runner Did A Marathon Without Talking About It #SportsLegend

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.23.2015 | Comedy

Some great athletic feats are the result of years of preparation and training. And then there are those few moments where an incredible performance co...

Yeah, About That Half Marathon...

Ilana Ross | Posted 09.21.2016 | College
Ilana Ross

We start things we know we won't finish, like we're some Greek myth rolling a ball up a hill. We still begin Great American novels, start Duolingo courses in Italian, still try our hand at inventing light bulbs. Even in the face of repeated failures, we are foolishly hard-wired to be optimists.

Starting to (Half) Marathon: Finishing San Francisco

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.26.2016 | San Francisco
Frank H. Wu

I wish I had been aware of the pleasure of walking, from the time I was a college student who would rather miss class than trek to campus. But regret about the past serves no purpose other than as inspiration for the future. I hope to see everyone on the road, on our own two feet.

11 Life Lessons To Learn From Running

Quora | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Around 5-6 years ago, I smoked, I was overweight, and only exercised occasionally. Being a fan of radical turns in my life, I decided one day to go on a week-long liquid diet, I stopped smoking, and I took up running, with the only goal in my mind to some time run the half marathon in my home town.

15 of the World's Most Epic Places to Run

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...

Dare to Be 100: Saint Chuck

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

On this St. Patty's Day no matter how hard I try I am unable to dig out any Irish in my ancestral background, German and English all the way back. So ...

The One Thing You Need to Achieve Your Goals

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

Ready. Set. Action. Take a first (baby) step towards your goals. Then take another, then another, and discover where the road leads you. You'll be amazed how far you can go.

How the NYC Marathon Can Feed Millions of Children

William Lambers | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

There are 50,000 runners and 2 million spectators in this Sunday's New York City Marathon. If around half of those have a smartphone and use the Char...

Dare to Be 100: Humble Pie -- Time Always Wins

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My ego bruise at my slowness encroaching on my annual marathon record is a powerful signal, not to stop, but instead to have a more modest goal. Accordingly, in four weeks I will run my first half-marathon across the Golden Gate Bridge and back.

5 Training Tips For The Last-Minute Runner

Jamie Walker | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

If you fell off the training wagon this summer, don't fret, there is still hope for a great race day! As long as you have a reasonable foundation of fitness, you can prepare for a race in about a month's time -- and steer clear of injury in the process.

11-Year-Old Runs A Marathon On Every Continent, Raises $40,000 For Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

Nikolas Toocheck became the youngest person to complete marathons on every continent Saturday when he conquered one in the Caucasus Mountains and cros...

7 Things to Know Before Running Your First Marathon

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Shanelle Kaul

Don't drink everything in sight. Those volunteers holding tiny dentist cups of Gatorade seem like angels from above when you are parched and sweaty, but resist temptation.

Making a Difference in the World of Giving: The Summer-Athon Season

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Some might say it is too late to participate but I would counter with that now is the perfect time for you to get involved and be Making A Difference!

5 Life Lessons From Running An Ultra-Marathon

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

Each step I took was just one step closer to crossing the finish line of my 50-mile dream. Take your first step and see where it takes you.

Reporter Tries To Keep Up With Marathon Runners, Fails In A Big Way

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.02.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A determined journalist made a concerted effort to trail runners Benjamin Bitok (in blue) and Nixon Machichin (in orange) at the Stockholm Marathon th...