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5 Things That Make the Boston Marathon An Unforgettable Race

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There is no city to compare to when it comes to doing a marathon weekend right. Locals welcome runners in hotels, stores, restaurants, and along the street. Even if they know nothing about running itself, they recognize the achievement of running in the Boston Marathon. Consider yourself "warned" about the incredibly warm welcome. From preparatory [...]

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5 Memorial Day Half Marathons You Can Run in 2015

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The out-and-back course of the Volition America Half Marathon takes runners through downtown Tulsa. Runners will enjoy and challenging and scenic course with plenty of hydration stops. With a start/finish in Veterans Park, racers will have an opportunity to honor veterans of foreign wars by passing a memorial dedicated to those soldiers. Monday, May 25 [...]

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The Most Expensive Half Marathons in the USA

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The list of most expensive half marathons is far from comprehensive, but there are a few takeaways from the races with hefty registration fees. Keep in mind that costs can vary from year to year and registering early often provides runners with price breaks. Big cities require big resources. From road blockages to police presence, [...]

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11 Stunning Caribbean Half Marathons

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As many as 1,000 runners from 20 countries or more make the trip to Puerto Rico each winter for the San Blas Half Marathon, which unfolds past historic sites (including where the U.S. invaded in 1898) and across the Manuel Méndez Vigo bridge over the Las Minas River. Early February • More race info » [...]

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Can Running on a Treadmill Predict How Long You’ll Live?

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For most of us, it seems pretty intuitive to say that exercise is good for you. Over the last few decades, researchers have worked to quantify just how good it is, and in what ways. And the results increasingly show that fitness improves nearly all aspects of health that lead to a longer life, from [...]

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10 Reasons Why Running Is the Best Sport

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In no other sport do you get to compete in the same arena as the paid professionals, let alone in the same competitions. Runners get to line up behind the biggest names in their sport while competing in big city marathons like Chicago, London, and Boston. It’s inspiring to be on the same field with [...]

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7 Keys To a Successful Half Marathon Training Cycle

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Every training cycle is a new experiment. You might be getting faster. You might be getting slower. You might be coming off an injury. You might be attempting a new distance. Each new cycle is different than the previous one and should be treated as such. However, there are a few key runs that I [...]

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10 Stroller-Friendly Half Marathons

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Racing parallel to the Pacific Ocean, the Operation Jack Half Marathon is a fast, flat course. Runners are welcome to bring their strollers and instructed to start in the back of the pack with their extra cargo. The out-and-back course at sea level won’t make the stroller load any lighter, but at least it is [...]

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10 Half Marathons With Walker-Friendly Time Limits

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The Foothills Half Marathon in Alcoa, Tennessee, is not only walker-friendly, but sleep-friendly as well. With a 2:00 PM start time and a 4-hour course time limit, the race offers a leisurely approach to the entire day. However, runners and walkers might surprise themselves on the flat, fast Greenways of Alcoa and Maryville. The Loveland [...]

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4 Running Mistakes With Silver Linings

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The first marathon I ran, it was Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta. The weather had seemingly snapped from fall to winter overnight and I layered up accordingly. Except I failed to remember that I would still be running hours later in the sunshine. Every second seemed so precious and I didn’t want to stop to shed [...]

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