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Remembering Grete Waitz, the First Lady of the Marathon

David Willey | Posted 12.31.2011 | Sports
David Willey

In the days leading up to the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, countless runners will remember the woman who jumpstarted the women's running revolution three decades ago, and who supported and encouraged runners of all abilities until her death.

Overcoming Obstacles With 'No Excuses'

Charles Scott | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Would you take the risk of signing up for a marathon when you've never come close to running 26.2 miles before? Intimidating proposition for anyone, but imagine making this decision after losing much of your sight.

How To 'Endure' the Taper: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

Before I decided to run the marathon earlier this year, I had no idea what tapering even meant in terms of running and how decreasing my training two weeks early was actually going to help me be as fit as possible for race day.

Healing My Achilles

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

When I line up for the New York Marathon in a few weeks, I want to feel completely ready to race. For that to happen, I need to take care of that Achilles.

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.

Hips Don't Lie: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

I can't remember exactly when my hip started hurting. All I know is that a few days after my 18-mile run and trip to Chicago, I was having trouble walking. Walking -- not running -- just walking.

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.

Movin' On Up: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

It's Saturday morning at 6:15 am. My alarm is piercing my ears. But I can't seem to move. Every single part of my body hurts. And Friday was an off day from all this running.

Marathon Training Versus The Hurricane

Posted 11.03.2011 | Healthy Living

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree.com It’s always something. The cliché rings true with marathon training. If there’s not a twisted ankle or a shin...

Marathon Training: It Gets Easier

Blisstree.com | Hailey Eber | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree.com I sometimes wish they made “It Gets Better” videos for people other than gay teens. It’s not that LGBT youth...

New York State of Mind: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

It all started a few weeks back. It was 5:18 a.m., the sun was far from rising, and I was sitting alone in my Hoboken apartment... eating candy. That's when I knew I was a little insane.

What I Talk About When I Don't Talk About Running

Janet Turley | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Turley

It was sometime when the needle stuck in my metatarsal joint, filling it with cortisone, that I blurted "maybe I should pick another sport."

From the City to the Sea: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

Last week, I learned there is no such thing as a vacation from training for the NYC Marathon. Even though I left NY for a week-long family trip down to Long Beach Island, NJ, the running sneakers came with me.

I Run... Because I Can: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

I've been thinking a lot about the "c-word" recently. The thing that took the life of a good family friend just last week. The disease that kills 1,500 Americans every day. And the reason I'm running the NYC Marathon this year.

Becoming a Running Nerd: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 09.17.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

When I first announced that I'd be running the marathon this year, a couple of my friends warned me, "Every person I know who trains for a marathon falls off the face of the earth."

Alex Wagner

Edward Norton's Crowdrise Partners With NYC Marathon

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 06.29.2011 | Impact

For superfit marathon-runners longing to do social good along with their exercise, a partnership between actor Ed Norton's Crowdrise fundraising organ...

Grete Waitz Was a Hero and a True Inspiration

Ann Liguori | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Grete, in her own quiet and unassuming way, grabbed the hearts of marathon fans and inspired so many people all over the world with her will to win and her down-to-earth style.

9-Time NYC Marathon Winner Dies

AP | By NILS MYKLEBOST | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports

OSLO, Norway -- Grete Waitz, a Norwegian runner who won nine New York City Marathons and the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, has died a...

The Funniest Costumes At The NYC Marathon (PHOTOS)

buzzfeed.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Didn't think you'd see a kangaroo running the marathon, did you? This year it was all about the costumes! ...

What Makes an Athlete?

Robin Quivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robin Quivers

It occurs to me that being an athlete is a state of mind. It's setting a goal and measuring your performance against it. It means making the outcome and how you got there matter.

NYC Marathon up Close at Mile 26 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Johansmeyer

From a great spot at mile 26, only a few hundred yards from the finish line, fellow blogger Laurie DePrete and I got a close look at what it means to finish this grueling endeavor.

WATCH: Amazing Time Lapse Videos Of The NYC Marathon

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York City Marathon was an inspiring feat of human achievement, the largest marathon in history, in fact. It was also very long, and if you are...

Haile Gebrselassie, One Of The Greatest Distance Runners, Just Stops

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With 10 miles to go, on the downhill portion of the Queensboro Bridge heading into Manhattan, one of the two or three greatest distance runners of all...

Gebremariam, Kiplagat Win Titles At NYC Marathon

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Gebre Gebremariam saw his country's greatest marathoner pull up in pain on the Queensboro Bridge, at the 16th mile. He urged Haile Ge...

Life After 50: Run A Marathon, Change Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How did this experience change my life? As I crossed the finish line and felt someone place a medal around my neck, I understood, for the first time, that age is just a number. At 50, I ran a marathon.