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“Few Things Make Me as Happy as Going For a Run With One of My Best Friends”

Just before dawn on Wednesday morning, a slightly bleary eyed Mary Cain walked into the NYRR RUNCENTER in Midtown Manhattan. NYRR staff milled about, preparing the space for its 7:00 a.m. opening. Some said hello, others let her be. Everyone knew her, of course, but it was quite early–and she was waiting for her running […]

How These Olympic Marathon Moms Get It All Done

Kids, training, and recovery don’t always mix perfectly, but these three women give us an inside scoop on how they manage to make 26.2-mile magic happen, even when family life is hectic.

Alexi Pappas Wants to Show the Reality of ‘Olympic Dreams’

It’s safe to say that every Olympic athlete has spent years, if not her entire life, preparing for that one moment. But what comes immediately after the dream is realized? That’s the moment 2016 Olympian Alexi Pappas and her husband, filmmaker Jeremy Teicher, wanted to explore in their new film Olympic Dreams. “You know, loss is not the […]

In Celebrating Local Olympic Hopefuls, We Lift Up Our Communities

Stephanie Bruce read an article not long ago that said she had a 5 percent chance of making the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon team. And while she doesn’t put a lot of thought into such analysis, the prediction still lingered with her for a moment. Days later, Bruce headed out the door for her second […]

How She Gets It Done: Rita Beard on Balancing Her Career and Her Running

She’s one of the founding members of Raleigh Distance Project, an all-women’s elite running team formed in 2017. She also happens to be a full-time worker’s comp defense attorney at a private firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. But Rita Beard, 30, has found a knack for succeeding at two extreme—and unlinked—passions.  “I am balancing clients […]