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The Untold History of Women’s Running: Runners You May Not Have Heard About (But Need to Know)

We all have a general idea of women’s running history.  We know that women were largely banned from the Olympics and organized races until the 1960s.  We know about Kathrine (aka “K”) Switzer and her famous run at the Boston Marathon.  We also know about Rosie Ruiz and her more, shall we say, infamous bid […]

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Profile of an Ultramarathon Runner – Will Thomas

Running an ultramarathon is a unique experience and in many ways is very much different than the mainstream running that many of us have grown accustomed to.  I have always marveled at ultramarathoners who run some of the most difficult races and push themselves to limits many of us would not even fathom.  In his […]

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Why is Steve Prefontaine Important?

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” –Steve Prefontaine Steve “Pre” Prefontaine has been called the greatest American distance runner […]

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