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We Are All Runners

Anna Maslakovic | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime
Anna Maslakovic

One foot after another, for miles on end. Not many of us run in this age of technology and global urbanization, but running is written into our DNA, and what happened in Boston will not destroy the marathon spirit.

The Boston Marathon: One Runnegade's Memory

Katharine Rust | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports
Katharine Rust

The Boston marathon is not easy, and it has hence become a testament to athletic prowess for anyone who finishes. But, moreover, it's a testament to New England and the folks who facilitate the massive sporting entity running through their streets and front lawns every year.

Come Together

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

Still reeling from Monday's tragedy, I ran last night to Central Park. It was full of runners. We were all feeling the pain differently. But we all came to Central Park to feel it together. It's always easier as a team.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Boston And Other Tests Of Endurance | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

I really don't know where to start with Boston. The truth is, the world needs another potentially terrible piece of writing, meditating on an emergenc...

The Runners' Spirit & the Human Spirit

Jay Scott | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

I am not here to speculate on what happened at the finish line, instead I am here to share what I know of the special bond that exists between runners, those who cheer them on, and the clear display of heroism that is found in both.

How to Send Healing Energy to Those Affected By Tragedy

Pamela Dussault | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Pamela Dussault

Some of us may feel helpless in the midst of these tragedies, especially if we are far away or can't physically help another. If you are one of these people and are wondering what it is you can do to help, praying and sending healing energy are viable options.

Running and Writing, Post-Boston

Debra Pickett | Posted 06.16.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

As people, we do things sometimes that are not, strictly speaking, necessary. We do things. We rise to challenges. Though we are not all capable of the heroism of our first responders, we can all find something great within ourselves.

The Finish Line Will Never Be The Same

Scott Shamberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports
Scott Shamberg

So next week or next month, marathoners from London to New York will run for themselves, for each other, for the victims of this tragedy and for the human spirit. Why do people run marathons? Because they can. No matter what.

Why Marathons Matter

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Let us all remember Boston and grieve for those fallen and lost, and be there next year along the route to celebrate the triumph of health and physical achievement and that we are not afraid.

A Runner Reflects On Boston Tragedy: We Can Go On

Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports
Alana Horowitz

People, runners and non-runners alike, can take much more than we think we can. We can go on even when our legs are throbbing and our hearts are broken. This horrific day of events will not falter the stamina of America's collective courage. We will only finish stronger.

Catherine New

Running Shops Face Very Different Challenge After Bombings | Catherine New | Posted 04.15.2013 | Small Business

Across the country, running shops -- along with their Facebook and Twitter accounts -- became de facto hubs for questions and condolences on Monday af...

The Book That Inspired Me To Complete The Boston Marathon

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Two years ago, same time of year, I was making behavior-shifting pacts with myself. I know it was this time of  year because it was a few weeks before I was to run the Boston Marathon and I was not ready despite my training. Frankly I would never be ready.

Should Running A Marathon Really Be Everyone's Fitness Goal?

Well+Good NYC | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Running used to come with street cred. You got the head-clearing glory of those pre-dawn miles and plenty of fitness prowess was conferred upon you fo...

LOOK: Runner Lives Life To The Fullest

Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Running Another 26 Miles to Reach Six Figures for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Marshall Stanger | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Marshall Stanger

Our gratefulness for everything that St. Jude had done for us could not be understated. That is why, when we heard that the hospital is the primary benefitting charity for the St. Jude Country Music Marathon, we felt like we had found an opportunity to give back.

Iron Heart 5K: A Race Dedicated to Health Care Providers

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

For me, this race is an opportunity to show my appreciation for the care I received during my recovery, and give back to the health care community.

Benjamin Lost 100 Pounds: 'Make This Day Better Than The Last'

Posted 04.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Benjamin Gerhardt...

Take a Deep Breath

David Willey | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Maybe it's because running is so quantifiable, but most runners I know love "magic bullets." We want to improve -- it's why we run in the first place -- and we'll typically try anything (within reason) that might help us run more miles or faster times.

Pushing Ourselves and Finding Greatness

Dylan Armajani | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

And thats when it hit me, how brilliant this was. Most of us are content taking subways, buses, and jets to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. I was going to spend nearly four hours ending up in the exact same place as I started.

Run Like Hell

Erika Sales | Posted 05.26.2013 | Women
Erika Sales

Don't look back. That's what I told myself as I rounded the corner of a sun-streaked Central Park somewhere in between the leafy green mile markers and the finish line.

Legs Over Logic

Eugenia Chandris | Posted 05.24.2013 | Women
Eugenia Chandris

Running is happiness, mixed with a tinge of triumph and maybe a pinch of defiance. It's my recipe for energy and inspiration. It's what gets me started and keeps me going in the morning and in my life.

Running With Two Olympians As Coaches

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 05.22.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

No one enjoys having a part of their life that is working perfectly fine to just randomly change. I know I don't. I had a shocking and slightly painful change recently in my running life.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 5)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Drills are the direct route to becoming a safe and efficient runner, and training volume is valuable only insofar as our good technique can be maintained.

If I Managed Money the Same Way I Trained for LA Marathon, I'd be Broke and Living Out of a Box

Casey Bond | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Casey Bond

The similarities between distance running and money management are astounding when you think about it: The planning, the patience, the determination.

Helpful Travel Tips For Runners

Travelzoo | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel

Traveling for a race? Several Travelzoo Deal Experts are seasoned marathon veterans and have shared these tips.