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9-Year-Old To Race In Marathons On All 7 Continents For Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact

Nikolas Toocheck , 9, is going to brave some frigid trails in order to help underprivileged kids keep warm. The Philadelphia fourth grader hopes t...

Lessons From Becoming A Marathoner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

How can words possibly describe how fantastic, how beautiful, and how majestic the marathon is? I don't think they can. However, I would like to share a few lessons that I learned while becoming a marathoner. They say that the marathon is a metaphor for life, and I couldn't agree more.

What Were the Arguments Against Canceling the 2012 NY Marathon?

Quora | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Martin Bodek, Marathoner This was my argument: My inbox, cell phone, and land line have absolutely ...

10 Amazing Marathon Moments That Made Us Laugh, Cry, And Cheer

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Why was canceling the NYC Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy such a contentious decision? Well for one thing, we love our marath...

Lessons Learned Training for First Marathon

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

The 26.2 miles I will run on November 4 may be for my father and other stroke survivors, but this race has become about so much more. Since deciding to run the marathon, I have traveled over 900 miles by foot, and spent nearly 140 hours training.

Marathons Safe For Aging Boomers, Study Finds

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty

It's safe for older adults to run marathons, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Manitoba in Canada tested marathon participants ov...

Catherine Pearson

Dean Karnazes Makes Marathoners Look Lazy

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports

Think one marathon is tough? Try 50, in 50 states, on 50 consecutive days. Dean Karnazes has. He's also run 350 miles in 82 straight hours, raced ...

Patient Behind Running-For-Charity Movement Races For Cancer Research

Georgia Cleland | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Georgia Cleland

It's times like these that families hug each other a lot, and cry a lot, and try to savor those sweet moments that are so good, and try to push out the bad and hope it all goes away. I know. I heard about all that in the years since my recovery. And one of the things my Dad did back then -- when I was sick and there wasn't much he could do for me -- has had a lasting effect on a whole lot of people. And now it's part of me too.

FLASHBACK: 'Duel In The Sun'

Boston.com | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports

Three decades later, Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley still are linked, just as they were for the final 9 miles of the most unforgettable of the 115...

If You Can Run a Mile, You Can Run a Marathon

Andrea Metcalf | Posted 03.27.2012 | Health and Fitness
Andrea Metcalf

Although I have been involved in helping thousands of people get healthier, lose weight and even run marathons, I have never crossed the finish line of one myself.

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.

English Runner DQ'd For Taking Bus During Marathon

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 12.12.2011 | Sports

LONDON — Rob Sloan boasted he'd completed an "unbelievably tough" marathon near Newcastle after crossing the finish line in third place with a p...

Marathon Training Tips From Jillian Michaels

Posted 12.08.2011 | Healthy Living

Fall is marathon season -- big time -- and if watching all the runners lace up around you has you inspired to try out your first 26.2-miler, you're pr...

Why I Run

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

In adolescence, I ran from the taunting and torment of being a fat, gay kid with little ability to change my circumstances. Today, I chase transcendence in new ways.

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.

Busted: 4 Common Distance Running Myths

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Distance running is a potent fitness enhancer, leaving few of the body's systems untouched. It increases the efficiency of your cardiovascular system,...

A Marathon 30 Years In The Making

Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree.com On the first day of junior high phys-ed class, the teacher -- Mr. B., a tall, toe-headed, rangy fellow -- glanced ...

WATCH: Daniel Tosh Runs Marathon On A Treadmill, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 09.19.2011 | Comedy

Comedian Daniel Tosh hosted a treadmill marathon in Hermosa Beach, CA on July 8 for his Comedy Central show "Tosh.0," and despite how unappealing the ...

Exercise More to Eat More?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

It's a good thing I can remember things well, because what I am about to tell you happened more than 10 years ago. At the time it happened, I never im...

Lucas Kavner

Breaking World Records For A Cause

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact

Katie Spotz speaks with a surprising serenity when reflecting on the incredible feats she's already accomplished at 24 years old. Spotz is so calm...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Running, Walking or Biking for Charity

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Support your favorite charitable cause by participating in their walkathon, marathon or bikeathon. These are easy ways to be involved in the philanthropic world!

Man Sets Personal Record In Marathon After Eating Only McDonald's For 30 Days

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Marathon runner and suburban dad Joe D'Amico made headlines for his plan to eat nothing but McDonald's in the 30 days leading up to the Los Angleles m...

Man Training For Marathon Eats Only McDonald's For 30 Days

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man has a rather unusual routine to prepare for the Los Angeles Marathon: he has pledged to eat only McDonald's food for a month le...

Woman Finishes First In Myrtle Beach Marathon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Kathleen Castles, 39, of New Jersey, became the first woman to win the overall Myrtle Beach Marathon in South Carolina, topping the next closest runne...

Marathons: In the Literal Long Run, It's Training That Matters

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Just about anyone can complete a marathon if they put their minds and bodies to the effort. However, anyone also can be badly injured if there is a failure to take training seriously.