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2016 Athens Marathon – It All Started Here

2016 Athens Marathon – It All Started Here

The Athens Marathon is like no other on Earth. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Philippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon 2,500 years ago to announce the Greeks’ defeat over the Persians. As a runner looking to complete

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The Hatfield and McCoy Marathon: No Feudin’, Just Running!

The Hatfield and McCoy Marathon: No Feudin’, Just Running!

The Historic Feud: Family, Honor, Justice, Revenge and a Vicious 26.2

The Hatfields and McCoys. Mere mention of their names stirs up visions of a lawless and unrelenting family feud that would span generations. The Hatfield-McCoy Marathon lived up to its reputation of being the Weather Channels “15 toughest

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The 2016 Antarctica Marathon

The 2016 Antarctica Marathon

Running a Marathon at the End of the World

Nervous Energy. As a veteran of nine marathons, I have experienced plenty in my racing days: showing up having not trained for London, ascending and descending 5,164 steps on the Great Wall of China, being stopped at mile 25.8 in

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2015 Chicago Marathon

2015 Chicago Marathon

How to Run 26.2 Miles with Leg Cramps

On race day, 1.7 million spectators came to watch over 45,000 runners treat themselves to a 26.2-mile tour of diverse cultures, historic buildings and residences, renowned architecture, vibrant murals and the mouth-watering scents of some of the best dining in the world. Known

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2015 Outback Marathon – Running in the Land Down Under

2015 Outback Marathon – Running in the Land Down Under

Red Clay for Days and Ayers Rock as Our Backdrop

When you think of Australia, what typically comes to your mind? Kangaroos. Fosters. The Crocodile Hunter. The Sydney Opera House. The Great Barrier Reef. For me, all of these iconic images stick out, but the area I want to

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My 2014 Rio Marathon Experience

My 2014 Rio Marathon Experience

Racing in the Rain at the Rio Marathon

Considered to be one of the top-guns on the international calendar, the Rio Marathon is host to some of the world’s best athletes as they come together in a bid to soak in the atmosphere of the race as well as

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What was it like to run the 2013 & 2014 Boston Marathon?

Boston Strong All Day Long

I woke up every morning and went to bed every night thinking about what happened last year at the Boston Marathon. No matter how much I tried to write about that experience and what I saw, I just couldn’t find the words. I sat

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MY 2014 Boston Marathon Experience

Last year, I said “I will finish what I started” and returned to Boston with one goal: to soak up #BostonStrong and complete the world’s most prestigious marathon
Boston Marathon pictures

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2014 Boston Marathon

I Will Finish What I Started

I have woken up every morning and gone to bed every night thinking about what happened last year at the Boston Marathon. No matter how much I tried to write about that experience and what I saw, I just couldn’t find the words

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