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  • Willington's Red Tape Foils Running Zombies

    When Christina Mailhos ran for first selectman of Willington in 2011, she promised to "hit the ground running." She didn't anticipate a scenario in which running away from zombies would represent one of the challenges of her time in office. Mailhos...
  • Editorial: Heartbreak At The Finish Line

    Editorial: Heartbreak At The Finish Line
    The Boston Marathon is a rite of spring in New England, one of the great festive days of the year. Many's the time we've gone up early for the Red Sox game and then walked over to Kenmore Square to watch the runners scoot or struggle past. The city is...
  • Editorial: We Won't Be Cowed By The Terrorists

    Editorial: We Won't Be Cowed By The Terrorists
    What say everyone go to the Boston Marathon next year, to cheer the runners on, support the city and simply make a statement about what kind of society we want to have? That is a society that holds great outdoor celebrations that people can attend...
  • Alain Mimoun dies at 92; French runner won 1956 Olympic marathon

    Alain Mimoun, 92, an Algerian-born French distance runner who won the 1956 Olympic marathon after losing three Olympic races to Czech great Emil Zatopek, died Thursday. France's athletics federation announced his death but did not provide other details....
  • Disney World adds 10K, Dopey Challenge to expanded marathon weekend

    Disney World adds 10K, Dopey Challenge to expanded marathon weekend
    If you thought Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge was crazy (running both Disney's marathon and half marathon), things are about to get Dopey. The 2014 Disney Marathon Weekend, Jan. 8-12, will expand to five days and will include a 10K, along with the...
  • Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend adds new race, new challenge and new medals

    Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend adds new race, new challenge and new medals
    Building on the success of its women-focused events, runDisney is broadening the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Disney World next year by adding a 10K and a new two-race challenge. The Princess 10K gives runners of various levels more...
  • Finally, New York cancels Sunday's marathon

    Finally, New York cancels Sunday's marathon
    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg finally got the message that in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the New York City Marathon had become an obscenity. Friday, in the face of blistering criticism, Bloomberg said Sunday's race has been cancelled.  It...
  • Doctors: Marathoners' reliance on painkillers poses risks down the road

    Doctors: Marathoners' reliance on painkillers poses risks down the road
    As part of her marathon training, Daisy Carranza has taken an over-the counter pain reliever nearly every day for the last several months. On race day Sunday, she's prepared to pop at least seven Extra Strength Tylenol capsules: two at the starting line,...
  • Half-marathons hold special appeal to female runners

    Half-marathons hold special appeal to female runners
    There's a good reason why half-marathons have become the most popular distance in America and why more women are showing up on the starting lines. Actually, it's a "half" good reason: "The half-marathon is a whole lot less wear and tear and a whole...
  • Marathon maniacs earn their moniker

    Marathon maniacs earn their moniker
    Zach Zimmerman freely admits what he does is a little crazy. In May, he ran two marathons in 15 days. This summer, he ran four half marathons in four days. "I felt good enough to run another one on the fifth day too," he said. "But I had to spend...
  • Are your workouts taking too much time out of your life?

    Are your workouts taking too much time out of your life?
    Shortly after Matt Ancona started running to lose weight, his competitive nature kicked in. He ran a marathon, then a triathlon, and within three years he had completed an Ironman triathlon. Hoping to get faster, he sometimes trained for 20 to 25 hours...