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5 Training Tips For The Last-Minute Runner

Jamie Walker | Posted 09.21.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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.

Life At The Fringes

Derek Sherman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Derek Sherman

What is it that compels some people to push every conceivable boundary? To live and work in the fringes, when they could succeed easily in the middle?

A Post-Marathon Picnic in Boston: Daffodils, Helicopters and a Mother's Prayer

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

The only solace we can find is in each other, in the men and women who acted selflessly to rush forward to help the wounded, in the onlookers who saw that marathon runners were without their cell phones or clothes and helped them find what they needed for comfort.

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.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Boston And Other Tests Of Endurance

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

BAA: The 2014 Boston Marathon Will Go On

AP | By JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon organizers vowed to continue the race next year, calling the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon "a de...

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.