When Is Quitting A Marathon OK?

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Pride, injury and mind tricks complicate marathoner’s decisions about DNFing. Here’s advice from elites on when to stop — or push through. You’re 17 miles into your marathon, and things clearly aren’t going your way. Either that small ache you felt on the starting line feels a lot bigger now, or your pace is dwindling […]

Club XC Nats 2013 Recap

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This year’s USATF Club Cross Country National team and individual champions conquered an elite field — and a challenging course at the River’s Edge Golf Course in Bend, Ore. “This is the best cross country course I’ve seen in the U.S.,” said former marathon world record holder Steve Jones, who ran a few laps of […]

Meet An Elite: Alisha Williams

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She logs 10- to 30-mile days, works a full-time job, and compete with the fastest runners at the ING New York City Marathon. How does this high-caliber athlete with Olympic dreams fit it all  in? Find out how Alisha Williams prepared for her next marathon here. The sun is stretching down the east side of […]

Q & A: Elite Marathoner Jason Hartmann

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He’s still in it. Without a major sponsor, Boulder’s elite distance runner Jason Hartmann looks to the ING NYC Marathon as, well, just another race. At 32 years old, Hartmann has finished higher than any other American in major marathons for two and a half years, but without making a U.S. Olympic team. He’s twice […]