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  • Commentary: Running against the clock, in more ways than one

    There it is. Chapter 5 of Owen Barder's "Running for Fitness" describes age-related declines in muscle mass, lung elasticity and stride length and a loss of 9% to 10% aerobic capacity per decade. All this points to slowing down as we age. So when I...
  • Five things you need to know about the Baltimore Running Festival

    Five things you need to know about the Baltimore Running Festival
    When about 27,000 runners take over the streets Saturday for the 13th annual Baltimore Running Festival, they'll trust their training to get them through the day. But just in case spectators, residents and other visitors to the city need a hand, here'...
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim Brannock wants to start Baltimore's races 'in an emotional way'

    Boston Marathon bombing victim Brannock wants to start Baltimore's races 'in an emotional way'
    Erika Brannock has not been to an organized race since April, when the first of two homemade bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line so badly injured the 29-year-old Towson preschool teacher that doctors were forced to amputate her left leg above the...
  • As daylight hours decrease, runners seek safety

    As daylight hours decrease, runners seek safety
    Adrienne Dulaj, a social worker from White Marsh, spends most of her days working in areas that she considers dangerous. Also an avid runner, Dulaj has to schedule her workouts to avoid those same neighborhoods at night. "I don't want to be in some of...
  • Mayor, officials welcome out-of-town marathon runners

    Mayor, officials welcome out-of-town marathon runners
    As runners began arriving for the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and race officials welcomed them and feted eight athletes who have crossed the finish line every time since the race began in 1977. It will be the first...
  • Baltimore Marathon to see increased security after Boston attacks

    Baltimore Marathon to see increased security after Boston attacks
    City police and organizers of this weekend's Baltimore Running Festival say they are stepping up security after explosions shook the end of the Boston race this spring, joining other recent running events that have placed restrictions around the finish...
  • Long CTA lines greet marathon runners at O'Hare

    Long CTA lines greet marathon runners at O'Hare
    Before some Chicago Marathon runners make it to the start line, they'll have to navigate the CTA line. Long lines for fare cards greeted travelers to O'Hare Friday morning as the CTA continued its transition to Ventra, its new fare payment system. Two...
  • Chicago Marathon dining

    Chicago Marathon dining
    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place Sunday, and as always, Chicago's restaurants are ready to provide pre-, post- and midrace meal deals and vantage points. O'Brien's Restaurant & Bar. The racers scoot right past the front door (and...
  • Thursday's multi-sport high school roundup: Lakeland beats Tabb for 4A South Region field hockey title

    Field hockey: Lakeland beat Tabb 4-2 Thursday in the Group 4A South Regional final at the National Training Center. Those teams already had qualified for the state semifinals Nov. 15, which will pit Tabb against North champion Chancellor and...
  • Runners, spectators raise record donations at 2013 Heather Hurd Run

    Five hundred fifty runners and walkers broke records in attendance and in funds raised at the Fifth Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Nov. 9 at Harford Community College. Nearly 250 more participants ran or walked in the race on...
  • Runners raise money to help injured Maryland state trooper

    Runners raise money to help injured Maryland state trooper
    Hundreds of people donned sneakers on a crisp, sunny Sunday morning to show their support for a Maryland state trooper critically injured on the job last month. The crowd gathered at the Maryland State Police Academy in Sykesville for the "5K for JK,"...