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The New York City Marathon in 16 Amazing Photos

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While we can't be there with the thousands of our fellow running brothers and sisters who will descend on New York City this weekend for the annual ING NYC Marathon, we thought it would be fun to take a stroll through some of the race's recent history. Enjoy. Here in this photo by Matthew Hutchinson, [...]

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7 ‘Tragic’ Problems Only Runners Understand

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They are things in this world non-runners just don't understand, right? Whether it’s a walker on the sidewalk, a cyclist “sharing” the shoulder, or a stupid car in the road, everyone needs to yield to you! Every second counts people! First, you snapped up all the pairs that went on clearance when the new model [...]

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Boston Marathon vs. New York City Marathon, By the Numbers

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This year's New York City Marathon arrives this weekend, so we thought it interesting to take a look at how the NYC Marathon and the Boston Marathon, running's two biggest and most prestigious events in the U.S., stack up against each other:   Boston Marathon New York City Marathon   Cost   $175 $255   [...]

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6 Breakfast Ideas For Race Day

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What you eat on race day morning is often key to having a good run. Hopefully you’ve practiced eating certain foods and noted their effects on your training runs. A high ratio of carbohydrates to protein and fat is recommended regardless of your taste buds or eating preferences. Traditional. Whole wheat bagel with a tablespoon [...]

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How You Know You’re Talking To a Runner

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Whether it’s miles per run, miles per week, or miles per year, runners love to discuss how far they’ve gone. They love to talk about distance PRs and will find any reason to let you know they just finished 5 miles. Most log their data like a diligent CPA and can tell you exactly how [...]

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10 Motivational Quotes From the World’s Greatest Runners

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"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine "I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards." - Alberto Salazar "We all have dreams. But in order to makes dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, [...]

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5 Weird Things Runners Buy

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Technology has found its way into just about everything runners do, eat and wear. Some of it is amazing, and some of it you could never imagine using again. What's your favorite gear? Eating and carrying “real” food while running for hours is doable, but energy gels simplify the process. These little packets of calories [...]

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50 Reasons To Run

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Here's fifty reasons (and counting) why you should go for a run right now. What are yours? Because you can. To release endorphins. To burn calories. To enjoy fresh air. Because there are 24 hours in a day. Because tomorrow you will be older. To escape reality. To exercise your heart. To lower your risk [...]

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5 Half Marathons Where You Can Rock a Costume

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Though this a female-centric race with the first 2 corrals reserved for female runners only, plenty of dudes get caught up in the princess action. Popular costumes include any of the Disney princesses, but don’t be surprised to see other Disney mainstays like Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. This is the perfect place to wear [...]

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How To Choose The Right Half Marathon For You

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With hundreds and hundreds of half marathon races across the country and around the world to choose from, how do you pick the one to run that's right for you, particularly if you are a beginner? For most people, the answer is most likely driven by their work and vacation schedules, but it's a good [...]

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