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The Monday Morning Run: 2014 Marathon Awards

November 10, 2014 | | One Comment

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Last year in November, I tried to select the men’s and women’s marathoners of the year. The World Marathon Majors does award an overall champion, but they base their standings on a two-year cycle. … Read More

Sunday a reminder that, even for elites, marathoning hurts

November 4, 2014 |

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The sheer number of people who complete marathons every year – 541,000 Americans in 2013, according to Running USA – can obscure how difficult the task is. All of the runners in … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Kipsang’s kick, Keitany conquers the Park and the maxim of Meb

November 3, 2014 | | One Comment

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New York’s weather on Sunday would have ruined any other fall marathon.  With wind gusts between 30-40 mph, any hope of a fast time was gone before the elites even got off the bus … Read More

The New York City Marathon a trial for the Trials

November 1, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Deep elite fields of American men and women will have their feet planted on the New York City pavement for Sunday’s marathon, but you’ll have to forgive them if the back of their minds are somewhere in the cloudless skies … Read More

Marathon Notebook: Rita Jeptoo’s failed drug test looms over New York City

October 31, 2014 | | One Comment

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The world’s best female marathoner, Rita Jeptoo, isn’t running in New York City this weekend, but she dominated the chatter Friday after Run Blog Run reported that Rita Jeptoo, winner of both the Boston … Read More

The Law of the Marathon: Ryan Vail and Nick Arciniaga tackle NYC and beyond

October 31, 2014 | | 2 Comments

It all started in Eden. Not in the garden, but the bay. Twofold Bay in Australia, to be precise. Back in the 19th and early 20th century, the small town of Eden was home to groups of whalers who hunted … Read More

Hall Plots His Return To The Start Line

October 31, 2014 | | One Comment

Almost all of the world’s top marathoners have either already begun their offseasons or are soon to cap their 2014 seasons by competing in Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon.

Ryan Hall was at New York’s Javits Center on Thursday, … Read More

Luke Puskedra’s First Date

October 30, 2014 | | 3 Comments

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Luke Puskedra doesn’t want to make it too formal. Why would you? There’s no need for an official title. That would make the situation complicated. Let’s just keep things simple. It’s for the best.

I … Read More