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  • Sudden deaths during marathons common? It only seems that way

     
    You read about them in the news from time to time — marathoners who collapse and die during a race, often right before or after they cross the finish line: A 32-year-old man died after finishing the San Antonio Marathon on Nov. 13, 2011, and just a we
  • Phil Turner: For me, the Boston marathon is more than a race

    Phil Turner: For me, the Boston marathon is more than a race
    The first time I ran the Boston Marathon I wanted to celebrate getting back in shape after an absence from running. Life was stressful and I let myself slip out of shape. I steadily worked my way back and qualified at the Philadelphia Marathon with a 2:...

    Mountain climber Evan Klofach, 79, heads out on his 'last big adventure'

    Mountain climber Evan Klofach, 79, heads out on his 'last big adventure'
    While many retirees devote time to exercising, volunteering and spending time with family, Evan Klofach has managed to squeeze in another activity — visiting majestic mountain ranges. From the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps to Alpamayo in the...

    Homeless in Philly run to change lives

    Clad in gray sweatpants and sneakers, 62-year-old Frank Taylor waited outside a homeless shelter in Center City shortly before dawn late last week for others who, like him, were taking steps to change their lives. Taylor once called St. John's Hospice...

    Leonard George Getschel III, Smyth executive

    Leonard George Getschel III, Smyth executive
    Leonard George Getschel III, a gemologist and Smyth Jewelers executive who managed its Ellicott City store, ended his life Oct. 19. The Lutherville resident was 37. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Leonard George "Buzz" Getschel Jr. and the former...