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What It Feels Like to Qualify for Olympic Trials at Your First Marathon

Kimberly Maloney was never going to run a marathon. The 2012 Clemson graduate had always favored shorter distances like 10Ks and half marathons. “I never wanted to do a marathon because it’s a distance you have to really want to do, and I just don’t have that fire right now,” said Maloney, 30, recently married […]

“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 […]