The New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world. First run in 1970, only 55 out of 127 entrants completed the race, which was held entirely in Central Park. The famed 26.2-mile race has evolved by leaps and bounds since, expanding into all five boroughs and growing in size to a record 51,388 finishers in 2016. Continue reading “New York City Marathon History”
Mary Lucas hated running growing up. She’d barely do one lap around the track during gym class then would walk the rest of the way. Continue reading “Marathon Training Gives Diabetic Runner Confidence to Push Body Further”
More than 1.2 million people from 187 countries around the world pledged to run more than 8.2 million miles as part of Global Running Day on June 7. Global Running Day, held on the first Wednesday each June, is an initiative that promotes health and fitness through running. Participation is free and participants can run as much or as little as they want.
Is there any greater symbol of China than the Great Wall? Comprised of multiple walls and fortifications, the idea for the Great Wall was conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third century BC as a way to prevent invasion from nearby nomadic peoples. Continue reading “An Inside Look at the Great Wall Marathon”
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”
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”