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New York City Marathon Photos, 2014

It took me months to work up the courage to hit the “Cancel” button on the NYC Marathon website, but I finally did. Knowing I wasn’t going to have the time to properly train, it was the right decision, but that doesn’t mean I wanted to do it. 75 more words


Mary Keitany wins New York Marathon, ties closest finish ever

NEW YORK — Kenyan Mary Keitany won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, tying the closest women’s victory margin ever, by three seconds in her first marathon since giving birth to her second child. 313 more words


Ardrey Kell athlete is Olympic hopeful

As a 3-year-old, Alana Hadley begged to join her father on his runs through their Charlotte, N.C.-area. When he relented, thinking she would give out and he would have to carry her home, he was surprised to hear her giggling as they completed the mile run. 1,680 more words


Run Like a Girl

I’m running the Queen Bee Half Marathon this weekend, and I have a confession to make: I feel the constant need to apologize for it. 578 more words


Bad Angel Rule #183

Eliminate Reckless Miles.

“The wall found me in Chicago in 2005. I passed up a couple water bottles to prove a point, and those reckless miles hurt me later.” — Deena Kastor…

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Breaking Through the Wall (with Meb and Deena)

Mere hours after Kenyan Dennis Kimetto set a marathon world record in Berlin Sunday, about 300 eager Chicago Marathoners-in-training gathered to hear from world-class marathoners Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor at Fleet Feet Chicago’s annual “Breaking Through the Wall” event at the UP Comedy Club. 901 more words