The Penn Relays, also known as the Penn Relay Carnival, is a track and field competition that takes place each year in Philadelphia and has done so since April 21, 1895. It is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States. Continue reading “A History of the Penn Relays”
Amid the nuclear bomb threats, missile launch testing and continued political tension with pretty much the rest of the world, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had a celebration.
Roseann Sdoia used to love Patriots’ Day.
Enjoying the day’s events was a tradition in the Sdoia family. Gene Sdoia would drive his two daughters the 45 minutes from their home in Dracut, Mass., to Boston for the Red Sox game. They would eat hot dogs and popcorn then leave Fenway Park early to watch the Boston Marathon runners race through Kenmore Square. Continue reading “Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Recalls Horrific Day in New Book”
Reebok took the vital first step toward creating environmentally friendly products by developing a plant-based athletic shoe as part of the athletic brand’s Cotton + Corn initiative. Continue reading “Reebok Creates First Plant-Based Shoe”
Most people who run marathons or distance races do so for more than just a pat on the back for their athletic accomplishment. Participants run for a reason — for someone or something. The Sahara Marathon is no different. Continue reading “Sahara Marathon is More Than a Desert Race”
Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber rushed for a team-record of 10,449 yards over 10 seasons in the National Football League. His longest play was a 95-yard touchdown run in 2005. Understandably, running the 26.2 miles that comprise a marathon would take some adjusting to. Continue reading “Tiki Barber on his Transition from NFL Running Back to Marathon Runner”
There was a time when Robin Arzon used to tell herself she wasn’t an athlete. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Arzon would be on the sidelines as her cousins played soccer and ran track. Continue reading “Robin Arzon’s Journey from Lawyer to Marathon Runner and Fitness Guru”