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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 26.2 Recap: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 01.11.2012 | New York
Emily Faherty

I am running a marathon. How many times did I have to repeat this to myself during the race for it to finally sink in? I am running a marathon... and I'm almost done.

Big City Marathons

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Heidi Dietrich Mills

From the lingering chords of the starting line's "New York..." to the crowds lining every street, there's really nothing quite like the New York City Marathon.

WATCH: Couple Says "I Do" While Running NYC Marathon

Posted 01.07.2012 | New York

While Geoffrey Mutai was setting a new record at the New York City Marathon, two running enthusiasts set their own personal milestone by saying "I do"...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.07.2012 | New York
Len Berman

"Happy Valley" got rocked by a sex scandal this weekend. A former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested and charged with 40 counts of assaulting eight young boys over a 15-year period.

NYTimes Cartoonist Live Draws The NYC Marathon

Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

As if running a marathon weren't superhuman enough, New York Times cartoonist Christoph Niemann has assigned himself the impossible task of not only l...

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.

New York City Marathon: Ready Or Not, Here I Run

Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree I'm 12 miles in, nearly halfway through the marathon, by the time I realize that I haven't yet stopped for water or fu...

Lessons From a Marathon

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

With the New York City Marathon coming up this weekend, I am reminded of an experience two years ago that not only changed my view of the annual event. It changed my life.

Up for a Run?

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Kathy Kaehler

Now I know most of us can't get to the Big Apple for the big race, but you can train like them. Why not do a stay at home runner/walker workout like the marathon runners for one week?

Remembering Grete Waitz, the First Lady of the Marathon

David Willey | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home
David Willey

In the days leading up to the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, countless runners will remember the woman who jumpstarted the women's running revolution three decades ago, and who supported and encouraged runners of all abilities until her death.

Overcoming Obstacles With 'No Excuses'

Charles Scott | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Charles Scott

Would you take the risk of signing up for a marathon when you've never come close to running 26.2 miles before? Intimidating proposition for anyone, but imagine making this decision after losing much of your sight.

How To 'Endure' the Taper: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

Before I decided to run the marathon earlier this year, I had no idea what tapering even meant in terms of running and how decreasing my training two weeks early was actually going to help me be as fit as possible for race day.

Healing My Achilles

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Heidi Dietrich Mills

When I line up for the New York Marathon in a few weeks, I want to feel completely ready to race. For that to happen, I need to take care of that Achilles.

Running Icon Bart Yasso Inspires AOL Marathon Team, Raises Money For Cancer Research

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

The AOL Marathon Team and other running enthusiasts got some major one-on-one time with the "Mayor of Running" when we hosted Bart Yasso at our office for a group run through the city and fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hips Don't Lie: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

I can't remember exactly when my hip started hurting. All I know is that a few days after my 18-mile run and trip to Chicago, I was having trouble walking. Walking -- not running -- just walking.

Running Is My Boyfriend: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

It's official. I've become one of those people. A "real runner." I am obsessed with logging my miles. I feel strongest when I'm climbing big hills. And I am seriously addicted to chocolate milk.

Movin' On Up: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

It's Saturday morning at 6:15 am. My alarm is piercing my ears. But I can't seem to move. Every single part of my body hurts. And Friday was an off day from all this running.

Marathon Training Versus The Hurricane

Posted 11.03.2011 | Home

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree.com It’s always something. The cliché rings true with marathon training. If there’s not a twisted ankle or a shin...

Marathon Training: It Gets Easier

Blisstree.com | Hailey Eber | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree.com I sometimes wish they made “It Gets Better” videos for people other than gay teens. It’s not that LGBT youth...

New York State of Mind: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

It all started a few weeks back. It was 5:18 a.m., the sun was far from rising, and I was sitting alone in my Hoboken apartment... eating candy. That's when I knew I was a little insane.

What I Talk About When I Don't Talk About Running

Janet Turley | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Janet Turley

It was sometime when the needle stuck in my metatarsal joint, filling it with cortisone, that I blurted "maybe I should pick another sport."

From the City to the Sea: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

Last week, I learned there is no such thing as a vacation from training for the NYC Marathon. Even though I left NY for a week-long family trip down to Long Beach Island, NJ, the running sneakers came with me.

I Run... Because I Can: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

I've been thinking a lot about the "c-word" recently. The thing that took the life of a good family friend just last week. The disease that kills 1,500 Americans every day. And the reason I'm running the NYC Marathon this year.

Becoming a Running Nerd: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 09.17.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

When I first announced that I'd be running the marathon this year, a couple of my friends warned me, "Every person I know who trains for a marathon falls off the face of the earth."