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Philadelphia Bib Mule Gains Boston Entry for Undeserving Runner – Running Fitness Article

Philadelphia Bib Mule Gains Boston Entry for Undeserving Runner Map centered on the city of Boston. Shallow depth of field Brandon has never been a fast runner. Like many of us, it seems that his goal was just to finish the distance. He has run quite a few half marathons and marathons over the years. He even completed The Goofy Challenge at Disney in 2012. He ran The Half Marathon in in just under 3 hours, and the next day,…

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The Kid Who Went From a Special Olympics Athlete To Boston Marathon Qualifier – Running Fitness Article

The Kid Who Went From a Special Olympics Athlete To Boston Marathon Qualifier In the final miles of a marathon, the extremes of the human condition come out: exhaustion, desperation, elation. But here’s what you won’t often see at mile 24, or really any mile for that matter: two young men– virtual strangers– holding hands while running at a 6:42-per-mile pace. But if you were watching the final miles of the Richmond Marathon this past November, that’s exactly what you…

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Des Explains Her 2020 Decision – Women’s Running – Running Fitness Article

Des Explains Her 2020 Decision – Women’s Running Desiree Linden has a big year ahead, racing the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, the Boston Marathon, and perhaps the Olympics, too. Here’s how—and why—she plans to do it.Two-time Olympian Desiree Linden announced on Tuesday that she’ll race the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials on February 29 and the Boston Marathon just seven weeks later. If she makes the team for the Tokyo Games, that will make three major races in about five months.…

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The Olympic Trials? Or the Boston Marathon? Des Linden is Doing the Double – Women’s Running – Running Fitness Article

The Olympic Trials? Or the Boston Marathon? Des Linden is Doing the Double – Women’s Running During the past year the speculation has been widespread. Will Desiree Linden race the Olympic Marathon Trials on February 29? Or will she return to the 2020 Boston Marathon on April 20 instead? Linden finally has an answer—and it’s not what many had predicted: she’ll race them both. “Running the Boston Marathon seven weeks after the U.S. Olympic Trials is a plan that has…

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Sparkly Runner: “Keep Showing Up” – Running Fitness Article

Sparkly Runner: “Keep Showing Up” In case you missed one of the most dramatic and inspiring Boston Marathon finishes on Monday, lemme fill you in- Desiree Linden won the women’s race becoming the first American Woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years. 33. Freaking. Years! What’s even more impressive about Des’s win is that she’s run 14 marathons in the last 11 years, coming in second place in several major races: Boston, Chicago, and the US Olympic Trials.…

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Admitted Marathon Cheater (Still) Registered for Boston – Running Fitness Article

Admitted Marathon Cheater (Still) Registered for Boston Emily Clark initially admitted to cutting courses in a statement that she sent to Marathon Investigation following her disqualification from PeaceHealth Apple Tree Half Marathon. She was witnessed riding a bike along the course. In her statement, she admitted to course cutting at a number of other races including The Chicago Marathon, The Baystate Marathon, and The Eugene Marathon. Additionally, after this admission, she was disqualified from The 2019 Chicago Marathon, which took…

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Second Place Finisher Removed from Fort Worth Marathon Results – Running Fitness Article

Second Place Finisher Removed from Fort Worth Marathon Results There were moments I was cursing and wanted to stop but I just kept telling myself “strong thoughts only” Ended up placing 2nd female overall and 1st in my age group and can’t even believe it but BOSTON QUALIFIED!!! Like what?!?!?! I don’t have much of a buffer for cut off times but have one more marathon to help with that. Man oh man what a way to spend the Sunday!!!…

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Bib Mule Gains Boston Entry for Vienna City Marathon Runner – Running Fitness Article

Look at runners of the Vienna city marathon 2008 Suad Suljic has an official time of 2:44:40 at The 2019 Vienna City Marathon. His time in Vienna would be a Personal Record by over 1-1/2 hours. He used his time in Vienna City to enter The 2020 Boston Marathon. It seems that Suad may have a goal to run the World Marathon Majors. He has recently run The Chicago Marathon, The New York City Marathon, and The Berlin Marathon. If…

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Choosing a Spring Marathon – The Runner Beans – Running Fitness Article

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I want to run a BQ in 2020, but so far I’ve resisted signing up for any races. I mean, literally any which is so unlike me. All I have on my calendar so far in 2020 is the Brighton Half marathon. However, with November rapidly approaching, it’s time to lock in a goal race. I’m looking for something ideally in late April/May, with a fast, flat BQ sanctioned course. I thought…

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A Trail Runner’s Blog: Boston XV – Running Fitness Article

There are few races that fuel the soul of a runner as deeply and consistently as the Boston Marathon. The rich history, great performances, wild card weather, and unstoppable energy permeating from first time runners and ever-cheerful volunteers/spectators always draws out our best. This cauldron of inspiration cannot be explained, nor contained, only experienced and permanently absorbed. It has now pulled me back for fifteen consecutive editions, and the 2019 race (my “Boston XV”) once again exceeded all expectations. The…

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A Breaking BQ Project Update – Running Fitness Article

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Eddie Phillips, one of our 2017 Breaking B.Q. Project participants. In 2017, Minneapolis Running followed the journey of five runners striving for a 2018 or 2019 Boston Qualifying mark. We covered their training, tracked their progress, and cheered them into the finish line with the hopes of lining up in Hopkinton the following year. Below, Eddie shares his story of continuing to pursue the BQ dream and his results. Related: An Introduction to…

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