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92-Year-Old Sets Marathon Record

AP | Posted 05.31.2015 | Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harri...

11 Life Lessons To Learn From Running

Quora | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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.

Kenyan Breaks Marathon World Record

AP | CIARAN FAHEY | Posted 11.28.2014 | Sports

BERLIN (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about the Berlin Marathon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that second-place finisher Emmanuel Mutai had...

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...

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

A weight has been lifted -- one I never knew I was carrying. My legs cry in pain every time I move, but my heart is lighter. The Boston Marathon hurt me last year. But that same great race made me stronger and gave me back my finish line. And with it, a new PR of 3:42:34.

5 Tips For A Stress-Free Marathon

Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living

This piece was written by guest contributor Jason Fitzgerald, a USA Track & Field certified coach at StrengthRunning.com and 2:39 marathoner. To l...

The Boston Marathon And 4 Other Races To Put On Your Bucket List

Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from The Runner's Bucket List: 200 Races to Run Before You Die by Denise Malan Kacey Faberman wrote this race report ...

Go the Extra Mile: Run for Yourself, Run for a Cause

Samantha Golkin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Golkin

I'm not what you typically imagine when you envision a runner. I'm not tall and slender with long legs, and you were more likely to see me running late to a dinner reservation than to see me running in the park near my apartment.

Dear Avon, I Do Not Want to 'Run for Breast Cancer'

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

No one in her right mind wants to run, walk, or in any way support breast cancer. We run against it. We run to empower the people who have been afflicted and are at risk of being afflicted in the future. We do not run to promote it or to encourage a culture of disease.

UK and Miami: GREAT Expectations for 2014

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 03.12.2014 | Miami
Kevin McGurgan

Miami has become my home as I have lived here longer than any other place since leaving home in 1990, aged 18 to join the British Diplomatic Service. Since then I have moved 21 times in 24 years in pursuit of Her Majesty's interests.

10 Mistakes To Avoid On Marathon Day

Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Marshall for Runner's World Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to fo...

Our Definitive 2013 New York City Marathon Playlist

Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

We know you need some motivation to keep one foot in front of the other. But cheering loved ones with signs can only do so much.

Beautiful Marathons Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 11.02.2013 | Travel

Part of the beauty of running a race is taking in the scenery around you. With the ING New York City Marathon this weekend -- a major event that p...

LOOK: Your Favorite Running Photos

Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living

The fall running season heats up just as the cooler temps set in. Runners who spent the summer gearing up are finally ready to show off their stuff. ...

How To Become A Runner In 5 Easy Steps

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My running actually looked a lot like walking to those who saw me struggle down the road during the first few months. However, the thing that helped me get on track was having a plan and sticking to it.