Tag: distance running

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Recalls Horrific Day in New Book

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”

Tiki Barber on his Transition from NFL Running Back to Marathon Runner

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”

Robin Arzon’s Journey from Lawyer to Marathon Runner and Fitness Guru

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”

Dick Traum Turns Tragedy of Losing Leg into Inspiration for Others

Dick Traum was standing behind his car at a gas station along the New Jersey Turnpike. Another car pulled up behind Traum’s car. The driver, noticing the cars were inching closer and closer, tried jamming on the break, but instead slammed on the gas.

Traum was crushed between the two cars. Both his legs were severely injured. His right leg became infected and had to be amputated above the knee. Continue reading “Dick Traum Turns Tragedy of Losing Leg into Inspiration for Others”

Why this 65-Year-Old is Running His 19th Consecutive New York City Marathon

The weather forecast for November 2, 1997, called for rain.

Raymond Choy went to Paragon Sports in New York City a few days beforehand to purchase a jacket. He bought a full-zip white and green Nike windbreaker to wear during the New York City Marathon he was running that Sunday morning. Continue reading “Why this 65-Year-Old is Running His 19th Consecutive New York City Marathon”