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October 23, 2012

Sunday morning, at the first Runner's World Half Marathon, I finished the distance with my daughter, Laura, and her pace team, Kris and Cristina. It was a thrill equal to completing the Athens Marathon with my son, Dan, two years … Continue reading →
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Published on October 23, 2012 09:43 • 153 views

October 18, 2012

Last week, working on a long-term research project, I visited with two of the U.S.'s greatest women distance runners: Doris Brown Heritage and Mary Decker Slaney. Both were pioneers of women's running who paved the way for the opportunities enjoyed … Continue reading →
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Published on October 18, 2012 06:57 • 110 views

September 17, 2012

When I first ran with Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman about five years ago, he hadn’t yet begun to study the footstrike biomechanics of runners. He was looking at a much bigger picture--the overall evolution of humankind, and the role … Continue reading →
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Published on September 17, 2012 11:04 • 82 views

September 10, 2012

I never thought I’d find myself in Lance Armstrong’s corner. But that’s where I am after the recent announcement that he can’t run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Why not? Where’s the harm? I’ve never worn a yellow wristband … Continue reading →
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Published on September 10, 2012 12:49 • 62 views

July 30, 2012

If you've got an opening in your race calendar this weekend, and live within reasonable driving distance of southeastern Connecticut, I've got a suggestion for you. And I can guarantee you won't regret it: Run the Ocean Beach John J. … Continue reading →
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Published on July 30, 2012 11:43 • 61 views

July 15, 2012

I’m on vacation at my brother's cottage near Long Island Sound; it’s less than a mile from the home where I grew up. I have run the nearby roads so often--for 50-plus years--that I recognize every crack in the asphalt. … Continue reading →
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Published on July 15, 2012 17:58 • 89 views

June 2, 2012

Thursday evening in Tucson, I finally met the most historically-important, completely-unknown runner in America. Her name is Merry Lepper. In December, 1963, she became the first woman to run a marathon when she completed the Culver City (CA) Marathon in … Continue reading →
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Published on June 02, 2012 10:23 • 79 views

April 17, 2012

Congratulations, Boston Marathoners. On Monday, you proved why you are a special group of runners. You were tough enough to qualify for Boston, the world’s pre-eminent marathon. And then, facing conditions completely unsuitable to marathon running, you proved that you … Continue reading →
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Published on April 17, 2012 05:30 • 57 views

March 18, 2012

Hey, people. Four months to go. It’s time to let the world know who should light the Olympic Flame in London on July 27. Who was the first runner to break 4 minutes in the mile? Roger Bannister, natch. Who … Continue reading →
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Published on March 18, 2012 20:47 • 54 views
Hey, people. Four months to go. It's time to let the world know who should light the Olympic Flame in London on July 27. Who was the first runner to break 4 minutes in the mile? Roger Bannister, natch. Who … Continue reading →
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Published on March 18, 2012 20:47 • 67 views

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