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Keeping Boston “small” through storytelling
An interview with Bart Yasso

I want to be able to say that Bart Yasso and I go back many years because that’s what it felt like to interview him. Truth is, we’ve met once at a dinner for the Steps Foundation, beyond that, I’ve seen his photos and read his book (along with thousands of other runners). I’m lucky that Bart is so in touch with the running community, it makes it easy to be inspired by his stories. If life were a gauntlet, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Beverly on the Boston Marathon

Jonathan Beverly, the Editor-in-Chief at Running Times, ran his first marathon when he was sixteen. But it wasn’t until he ran Boston that he felt like he had arrived. “You spend your adolescence wanting to be a part of the in crowd,” Beverly said, “Boston is like that. Standing there on race morning I remember thinking, I have arrived. I exist. I count.” Qualifying alone brings tears to a runner’s eyes, but actually standing there on race morning, surrounded by … Continue reading

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Chatting with a champion: Q&A with Amby Burfoot

When I started running I picked up this book called The Principles of Running. I enjoyed the sport, but since all my friends questioned my sanity, I decided I should read up. The book was more of a page turner for me than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was, and before I knew it I was tearing up with inspiration. I though, “this guy Amby knows his stuff!” Soon after that I was entered in my first marathon, with … Continue reading

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Run/Walk/Run the Boston Marathon: an interview with Jeff Galloway

Jeff Galloway considered my question a minute then answered as though thinking out loud. “Boston is as close to an Olympic experience as most people will ever get.” He hesitated a second longer and added more forcefully, “and it is pretty darn close.” As an Olympic athlete, Galloway knows what it feels like to focus on a goal, achieve the means to get there through the Olympic Trials in his case and a qualifying marathon time for the Boston Marathoners. … Continue reading

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What to expect when you’re expecting to run the Boston Marathon

From the moment a marathoner is born (and often before), Boston looms on the checklist of potential accomplishments. But Boston is an intimidating marathon. First you have to qualify, then you have to get there, then you have to run 26.2 miles! To the non runner, finishing the Boston Marathon sounds like an idiot’s game rather than an accomplished distance runner. But for us runners, Boston is something to work towards, to celebrate, to remember, and to feel inspired by. … Continue reading

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It’s Boston Week!

As many of you already know, the Boston Marathon 2011 is around the corner. Boston is one of those races that is on almost every marathoners tick list. The world outside of running recognizes it and In celebration, we’ve dedicated a week of amazing posts to the historic and famous marathon. The line up is pretty incredible. We’re kicking off the week with interviews from Jeff Galloway, Jonathan Beverly, Bart Yasso, and Amby Burfoot, to name a few. If you … Continue reading

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