Rookie Runner: This doubter is shod and ready to run — Running page editor and rookie runner Jason Rehel will explore the sport from an outsider’s perspective, as someone trying to gain a foothold (pun intended) in an activity he’s seen change so many lives. Blog Bones, Sports Shoes, Runners Jason, Rookie Runners, Shoes Branding, 10 Sports, Puns Intend, Foothold Puns, Sport Shoes
Looking for a way to step outside of the usual boring gym routines for cross-training? What about swinging sledge hammers and rolling tractor tires with Ben Kaplan?
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg eventually came around to public pressure and cancelled the New York City marathon ... But what did the runners caught in the fray think of it all?
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A runner with an American flag participates in a fun run in Central Park to aid Sandy's victims after the New York Road Runners cancelled the 2012 New York Marathon due to the impact of Hurricane
Fall marathon season: 42.2 ways to get ready for your big raceIt takes a lot of different factors coming together for a race of any distance to go perfectly, but by adopting a few of the following suggestions, you can probably make your outing wearing a bib running through city streets a bit more comfortable, and maybe even improve your time, too.
Fall marathon season: 42.2 ways to get ready for your big race
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Carb-loading in Ottawa: Endurance for 5K race and vacationing with toddler. Is it work-appropriate to wear a 5K race medal around the office? You know, a 5K medal, pendant necklace — anything goes with a pencil skirt, right? #Ottawaraceweekend #ottawa
This week, Ben Kaplan investigates the unwritten and mostly unspoken "Runner's Code," which can often lead to amazing and random acts of kindness.
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Ben Kaplan traces the history of the Calgary Marathon, Canada's oldest continuous 26-miler, through the stories of some of its competitors over the years.
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Doug Kyle, founder of the Calgary Marathon, crosses the finish line at the Calgary Marathon, Canada's oldest continuous marathon-Courtesy Calgary Marathon
This week, Marathon Man Ben Kaplan investigates the frightening but relatively rare occurrences of cardiac arrest among runners during races.
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Cardiac arrest and running: The bigger risk is not racing at all
Ben Kaplan's profile of Leona Emberson, a vision-impaired runner who'd say her biggest challenge at this year's Ottawa Marathon will be finding those eight seconds she lost last year.
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Bending, but not breaking, at the Boston Marathon: I have a feeling every runner needs a terrible run to become a better runner. I got mine in Boston.
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Keeping pace with pest control: Black flies, mosquitoes and even the lowly gnat are part of the natural universe and, if a runner hopes to convene with nature, it’s important to accept our place in the world.
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Krista Duchene of Brantford, Ont., was the top female finisher in Sunday's Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton. Her time over 30K was 1:47:03.6. Ben Kaplan will discuss the historic run (it's only 3 years younger than the Boston Marathon) in his Wednesday column. Photo by Glenn Lowson for National Post