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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.

Run Past Your Goals and Find Yourself

Dylan Armajani | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

Up until a month ago, my longest run had been somewhere around three miles. I ran for no reason but to exercise. I always had a point A and a point B that were close enough to just keep me in shape, but were never that much of a struggle.

HuffPost Workouts: Dylan's First Month Of Running Playlist

Dylan Armajani | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

With these as my "power songs" this month, I've been able to rack up 100.45 miles at an average speed of 7.0 mph with a total running time of 14 hours, 18 minutes, and 44 seconds.

I'm Going to Run 26 Miles, 385 Yards for My Father

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

It's official. I'm running my first marathon this year: the ING NYC Marathon 2012. Up until three weeks ago, I had never run more than a 5K. So how did I get here?

Boston is No Place for Novices

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah O'Leary

Boston is the holy grail of marathon running in the U.S. and the world over. Before a little over a decade ago, the only way to officially enter the Boston Marathon was through running a qualifying time in another marathon.

Ethan Zohn: 'I'm Going To Outrun Cancer'

Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Ethan Zohn has been through a lot: winning "Survivor 3: Africa," dribbling a soccer ball from Boston to Washington, D.C., experiencing a torn ACL, and...

What Is Victory? The Story of Breast Cancer and the NYC Marathon

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The story of my niece, Sasha Rau, now 39 years old, running the 26.2 mile New York City Marathon in four hours, 25 minutes, and 58 seconds, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer is such a triumph and inspirational story for all of us.

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 | Healthy Living
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.

Geoffrey Mutai, Firehiwot Dado Win New York City Marathon

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.06.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Geoffrey Mutai likes his chances in any championship-style marathon. The Kenyan has turned in two eye-popping performances in seven ...

New York City Marathon Winner Sets Course Record

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon in a course record time. Mutai finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 5 mi...

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 | Healthy Living

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.