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7 Quick Picks for 2017 Races

With over 1,000 marathons and 2,000 half marathons in the U.S. alone, and with a new year on the horizon, we’d love to help you find a hidden gem or two to add to your 2017 race schedule. So this month we’ve done just that, mining thousands of RaceRaves member reviews to recommend 7 events […]

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The best race distance?

Despite the recent explosion and game-changing influence of social media, running at its core is an individual sport. And arguably no decision is more personal than a runner’s preferred race distance. After all, your preferred distance is not only a direct reflection of how you view yourself as a runner, but part of the subtle […]

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Favorite Races of the 50 Staters

As “tireless” goes, the Energizer Bunny’s got nothing on Fran Libasci and Tom Brand. Since crossing their first marathon finish line in New York City at age 49 this duo from Summit, New Jersey has: Conquered 417 marathons and ultras between them Finished all 50 states twice, concluding their first nationwide tour in Missoula, Montana […]

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Tom Grilk: Maestro of the Boston Marathon

Catching up with Tom Grilk: the RaceRaves interview Occupation:  Executive Director, Boston Athletic Association Hometown:  Lynnfield, MA Notable:  “In Boston, everyone owns the marathon” — no one understands this sentiment better than the man who voiced it, Tom Grilk. Grilk is the Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the non-profit organization that has managed […]

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Dean Pratt: All six World Marathon Majors in a year

Catching up with Dean Pratt: the RaceRaves interview Occupation: Chartered Accountant Hometown: Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Notable: In 2014, Dean Pratt completed all six World Marathon Majors (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York City) in a single calendar year, becoming one of only a handful of runners (and the first Kiwi) to do so. […]

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Comrades Marathon: The race every runner should run

Czech running legend Emil Zátopek once said, “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” To that he might have added, “And if you want to experience the ultimate human race, run Comrades.” A handful of races boast a singular cachet among runners. The […]

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The next World Marathon Major?

The mission of the World Marathon Majors (WMM) is “to advance the sport, raise awareness of its elite athletes, and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.” To celebrate the start of the 2015 WMM season in Tokyo this weekend, we asked: Which seven global marathons are the best candidates for […]

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Alan Nawoj: Fastest across 7 continents

Catching up with Alan Nawoj: the RaceRaves interview Occupation: Software Engineer, Entrepreneur Hometown: Lexington, MA Website: Run7Continents Notable: Alan Nawoj’s RaceRaves profile features the cheetah as his kindred animal, and for good reason: in April he captured the Guinness World Record for fastest aggregate marathon time on all seven continents (21:55:02; average finish time 3:07:52). […]

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