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.
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.
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”
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”
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”