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Marathon Hypocrisy?

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Dylan Armajani

Why is okay for the professional sports players to play on Sunday, but not the average person who has trained hard and is getting paid nothing? Why do average people have to make the donations and sacrifices, while the professionals don't?

Bloomberg Can't Win on the Marathon Issue and Doesn't Deserve to

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Shane Paul Neil

With a city in varying states of recovery, a public transit system that was essentially crippled up until Saturday afternoon, blackouts and a death count nearing 50, this clearly was not the time to be hosting the worlds largest marathon.

Bloomberg's Bright Idea: The NYC Marathon vs. the Politics of Legacy

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Kanene Holder

Every year the marathon is a celebration of the human spirit. Unlike other controversies he's been able to spin into praise, perhaps Bloomberg realized this time that he would have to rename the NYC Marathon the NYC Triathlon.

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...

Katherine Bindley

Man Proposes At Canceled Marathon Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.03.2012 | Sports

Like all the competitors who trained for the 2012 NYC Marathon, Hannah Vahaba will not be running the race this year. But she also will never forget h...

Katherine Bindley

New York Marathoners Run 26.2 In Central Park After Cancellation

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

The 2012 New York City Marathon may have been canceled following the controversy surrounding its timing in relationship to the devastation of Hurrican...

NYC Marathon Runners Race To Help Sandy Victims

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 11.03.2012 | Impact

-- A different kind of marathon will take place on hard-hit Staten Island on Sunday, with runners carrying backpacks filled with things like baby wip...

NYC Marathon Off: How Runners Can (and Should) Help With Sandy Relief Efforts

Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Chris Greenberg

With the cancelation of the NYC Marathon there are now upwards of 40,000 able-bodied and strong-willed individuals in the New York area who can still put all of these attributes to good use, including me.

Marathon Off But Knicks, Giants To Play

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.02.2013 | Sports

The New York City Marathon is off, and a marathon ride into the city prompted Dwyane Wade to help those still dealing with the horrendous aftermath of...

A Marathon Day of Community Service

Tara Maller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tara Maller

We should use this moment to demonstrate how New Yorkers and individuals from around the world can come together on short notice to assist those in need. A last minute effort to put together and pull off a massive marathon day of community service would demonstrate the true New York spirit and stellar sense of initiative that New Yorkers are so very proud of about themselves.

Marathon Canceled

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK — With the runners ready but ravaged residents still recovering from Sandy, this weekend's New York City Marathon was canceled Friday w...

New York City Marathon CANCELED

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

Following the outrage incited by the decision to move forward with the New York City Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, organizers announced the...

NO to NYC Marathon 2012

Diana Nyad | Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

You 2012 NYC Marathon entrants, stand up. Make your declaration that you will not run this year. You will instead make contributions, every one of you, to the Red Cross, earmarked for New York City disaster relief.

A Sandy Marathon

Jon Ossoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jon Ossoff

Do we really need a runner's marathon when people in Staten Island are still trapped in their homes, unable to cook or wash themselves, or even find a gas station to fill up their car so they can get out of the Infereno in which they find themselves?

Hotel Owner Won't Evict Refugees For NYC Marathon Runners

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

After the city's controversial decision to move forward with hosting the New York City Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a Staten Island hotel ...

An Open Letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Joyce Ashley | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York
Joyce Ashley

My windows face Central Park West and I feel sick. As far as I can see, massive trucks are assembling to serve the Marathon scheduled for Sunday. I also hear that a priority now is to empty the water in a tunnel needed for the race. A priority?

Runners Join Boycott Of This Year's NYC Marathon

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

"Abuse of Power" read the banner headline of the New York Post Friday morning -- a message aimed at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who has repe...

Screw the NYC Marathon

Kris LoPresto | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Kris LoPresto

I don't want to have streets cleared along the marathon route unless every street has been cleared of downed trees and power lines. I don't want to be handed a free cup of Gatorade unless every single family in Rockaway has the same luxury.

The Race Is On

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.01.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Inspiring or inappropriate? New Yorkers and runners from around the world debated whether a marathon should be run with disaster for a bac...

Marathon Still On.. For Now

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 12.31.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Inspiring or inappropriate? New Yorkers and runners from around the world debated whether a marathon should be run with disaster for...

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.

"The '80s Are Calling... "

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was interesting that virtually the entire foreign policy discussion focused on the Middle East, as if nothing else around the world matters. Not a peep about the European financial meltdown, for example, and how they'd help fix the collapsing economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. So who "won?"

Pain-Free Running, Part 2: Strength

Matthew Basso | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

You have to be mentally, emotionally and physically tough if you want to reach your goal of training and running for a marathon -- or any race, for that matter. It comes down to the double Ds: discipline and durability.

How To Avoid The Most Common Running Injuries

Matthew Basso | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

This is the first of a series of blogs that will keep you injury-free while running. This post will focus on mobility and flexibility, and by the time I've completed the series, you'll be ready to take on your next marathon or your average jog.

I'm A Runner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

I've heard some people say that you're not a runner until you run your first race, or until you run 50 miles a week, or until you run your first marathon. Some people are even generous enough to say you simply have to take your first steps. I disagree with all of this.