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  • Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'

    Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'
    Halfway up Heartbreak Hill, an iconic stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Erica Greene was stopped by race officials, having just completed her 20th mile. The news of a bombing at the finish line had traveled down the course. For a few months after...
  • 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'...
  • Off to the races: Upcoming Florida marathons and 5Ks

    Off to the races: Upcoming Florida marathons and 5Ks
    With its typically flat terrain and agreeable weather, the state of Florida often provides an ideal setting for runners looking for their next 5K or marathon. A variety of running events take place throughout the state and the year, and each brings a...
  • New York City Marathon Canceled After Flood Of Criticism

    New York City Marathon Canceled After Flood Of Criticism
    The New York City Marathon has been canceled, following a flood of criticism against Mayor Bloomberg and marathon officials who had planned to hold it in wake of Hurricane Sandy aftermath. The announcement came in Friday afternoon as a result of a...
  • Security, Response Is Everyone's Job

    We are reminded periodically that life on Earth is fragile. Asteroids, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, flu outbreaks and other natural disasters draw our attention to the risks. Indeed, the hazards are many and, as we learned in Boston, some are man-...
  • 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...