Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 under the initials K.V. Switzer, making history not just for female runners but for all women. Hear her story and what she’s fighting for today on the #WeGotGoals podcast.
David Willey concludes his dramatic “moonshot” training season at the Bayshore Marathon. Listen to the full story for The Runner’s World Show.
Sarah Marie Design Studio outfits customers with running-themed apparel and accessories. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Even the world’s most well-known barefoot runners sometimes wear sneakers. I found this out earlier this month, on an easy four-mile shakeout run the weekend before the Boston Marathon. The guest of honor was Tarahumara ultrarunning champion Miguel Lara, a member of the tribe from Mexico’s Copper Canyon made famous in Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run.” Read the full post for aSweatLife.
It’s full of serious and silly moments from the marathon’s history, many of which changed the course of running. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
No detail is too small to practice. And that includes the bus ride out to the start. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Registration heats up at early-fall events tailor-made for qualifying times. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Which man was the guide for the final seven miles of the Boston Marathon? Depends who you ask. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
You’ve spent your training runs loping along tree-lined trails or quiet back roads with your herd. But one day, you find yourself on a city street inside an immense crowd of unfamiliar beasts. Music blares, crowds roar, and you have to fight your way through a veritable obstacle course to reach your destination. Add the pressure to perform and months (if not years) of preparation and expectation, and you have the perfect description of a big-city race—and a potential recipe for a major mental meltdown. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
In the past four decades, Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, have together completed six Ironman triathlons, more than 70 marathons and a 45-day run and bike across the U.S. without a single day of rest. Dick, 74, a motivational speaker and Holland, Mass. resident, is usually quick with a tale and a joke in his thick Boston brogue. But ask the former Air National Guard lieutenant colonel the most difficult thing he’s ever done, and he’s briefly rendered speechless. Read the full story on NowU.com (or download a pdf).