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Behind-the-Scenes at the Boston Marathon

They say you’ll never forget your first marathon. And after Marathon Monday this past April 16, I can tell you that they—the proverbial, all-knowing truth tellers in the sky—were correct. I won’t. But to be clear, I’ve never actually logged more than 13.1 miles in a race or in life. And even now, my longest […]

Run Talk: Why I ❤️ The Boston Marathon

For most Americans, the third Monday in April is just another day. But for runners, it might well be a holiday. The Boston Marathon is the closest thing running has to a Super Bowl, and for good reason: to get there, you have to be good – really good – running a qualifying time at […]

Running the Boston Marathon Backwards

On Patriot’s Day in April, Loren Zitomersky will line up near the starting line of the Boston Marathon, shaking out the nerves and bouncing in his Saucony Rides. His corral will move forward and Zitomersky will take off—backwards. Zitomersky, who lives in Los Angeles, will be trying to break the world record for fastest marathon […]

True, Diriba Dominate at United Airlines NYC Half

A newly redesigned course welcomed an event-record 21,965 runners and a fresh face appeared at the front of the pack at the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half. Ben True became the first American male open division winner in the event’s history by negotiating the 13.1-mile course in a time of 1:02:39 in his first attempt […]

Elite Field Dishes On This Year’s NYC Half

In just 13 days, the United Airlines NYC Half will kick off its 12th annual race. The March 18, 2018 race will debut its new course that takes runners through the Big Apple’s iconic landmarks from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Led by a roster of American and international elites, this will be only the second time […]