Tag: distance running

Asics Debuts the GlideRide, its New Energy-Saving Running Shoe

Liz McColgan is no stranger to running. The British former middle-distance and long-distance runner won a silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and captured gold in the same event at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. Continue reading “Asics Debuts the GlideRide, its New Energy-Saving Running Shoe”

Yasir Salem is Running 50 Marathons in 50 States to Honor His Late Wife

Yasir Salem arrived in his black, four-door Lincoln Mark LT to pick up Gweneviere Mann for their second date. The pickup truck, an odd sight in New York City, was a bit of a surprise to Mann, but Salem was from Texas, where driving and trucks are second nature. Continue reading “Yasir Salem is Running 50 Marathons in 50 States to Honor His Late Wife”

Psychological Benefits of Virtual Races

We all know someone who is an avid runner. They’re the friend or family member who sticks to a strict diet, training regimen, and schedule in preparation for their next race. He or she might not go out Friday night so they can wake up at 6 a.m. Saturday for a 10-mile run before the rest of the world rises from their hangovers and ventures off to brunch. Continue reading “Psychological Benefits of Virtual Races”

New York City Marathon History

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”

NYRR Celebrate Global Running Day

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.

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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”