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Marathons keep Chennaiites on their toes

The track is set, runners are on point and waiting for the flag to go down. As the whistle blows, they get on their feet and get set towards the finishing line, which is 42 km away. Yes, you heard that right. Running a marathon has become a favourite activity. From smaller sprints to running a full marathon, people have been taking it up seriously over the last couple of years. By maintaining consistency, staying fit and eating healthy, some enthusiasts have been running maybe two or more marathons in a year itself. “I started running back in January 2010. The first full marathon that I ran was the Kaveri Trails. I have since run 55 marathons in six different countries including Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Sri Lanka and India” says Neville J Bilimoria, a popular marathoner.

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He’s trying to run world’s fastest marathon — backward

Loren Zitomersky has gotten used to the jokes: “Hey, you’re running the wrong way!”

Slamming straight into trees he didn’t see behind him? Not so much. Also, ouch.

But the Disney movie production lawyer is on a singular quest to break the world record for the fastest marathon ever run backward. Zitomersky, 33, who’s known on social media as “Backwards Guy,” hopes to accomplish the feat at next month’s Boston Marathon to raise money and awareness for an epilepsy cure.

Read more at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/mad-mad-world/hes-trying-to-run-worlds-fastest-marathon-backward/articleshow/63460784.cms

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Meb is back at the Marathon

Meb Keflezighi, a marathoner who came to symbolize resiliency and the Boston Strong spirit after the Marathon bombing, will be back in Hopkinton this April to run the Boston Marathon again. He’ll be running “on a non-competitive basis” to raise money for the Martin Richard Foundation , named in honor of the youngest victim of the bombing, according to Team MR8.

Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon, ran and won Boston in 2014 in honor of the victims. An American man hadn’t won since 1983, and with the race only two weeks before his 39th birthday, he was the oldest winner since at least 1930.

Read more at https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2018/03/26/meb-back-boston-marathon-this-time-for-team/fcpBZNRzdkvZ2vPSOir6TO/story.html

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Woman ran London Marathon 15 months after open-heart surgery

There’s no better way to test-drive a heart than to run a marathon. Anna Borghesani, a 41-year-old scientist and part-time fitness instructor from the United Kingdom ran the 2014 London Marathon just 15 months after open-heart surgery.

Immediately upon entering this world, doctors didn’t think Borghesani, who was born in Italy, would survive. Because she had pulmonary stenosis, a congenital heart defect , she didn’t even have the strength to cry as a baby. So, she had her first open-heart surgery at three years old to enlarge the narrowed pulmonary valve.

Read more – https://purpose2play.com/2018/03/22/woman-ran-london-marathon-15-months-after-open-heart-surgery/

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90 ‘just a number’ for marathon record-setting B.C. senior

B.J. McHugh might be 90, but that doesn’t mean her best days are behind her. In fact, it’s other runners her age who are eating her dust, as the Vancouver resident continues to break long-distance running records around the world.

McHugh owns several 10-kilometre, half-marathon and marathon records for seniors, including her latest: the fastest marathon time by a runner over 90. McHugh smashed the record by two hours at the Honolulu Marathon in December, with a time of 6:47:31.

But despite laying claim to that title, she’s not letting the new record go to her head.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/90-just-a-number-for-marathon-record-setting-b-c-senior-1.3853762

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Victoria Coates leads 8-member Canadian squad into World Half Marathon Championships

Without hesitation, Sasha Gollish singles out Victoria Coates, among her seven Canadian teammates competing this Saturday at the World Half Marathon Championships, for her impressive performance the past year.

“Her progression over the last couple of years, everyone has seen it,” Gollish, the 2015 Pan Am Games bronze medallist in the 1,500 metres, said over the phone before travelling to València, Spain. “But her dedication and just her pure love of running is why I think she’s doing so well.”

 

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The Future of Fitness Can Fit in Your Ear

Dubbed ’hearables,’ these AI-enabled headphones help plot running routes, track fitness goals and coach you through tough workouts

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Run towards a better future: A look at the marathons in India

Over the past few years, marathons have attracted a lot of importance in our country. Even the smaller cities are joining in with the metros to glorify the marathons trend. With the growing consciousness about fitness and good health, running a marathon occupies a prime spot on the wishlist for many. Some in the corporate circles take up the cause diligently and train all year long to perform well at the marathons. We’ve got you a glimpse of some cities as they play host to a marathon.

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Woman tackles Austin Marathon after surviving ovarian cancer, leukemia, car crash

Even leukemia, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and a car accident can’t stop Austinite Donna Monroe from running.

AUSTIN, Texas — If there’s anything Austin native Donna Monroe can teach you, it’s that if she can run the Austin Marathon, so can you.

At 70 years old, Monroe completed her run Sunday, but it’s not her age that’s the most surprising. Monroe has survived multiple cancers and being struck by a vehicle while out riding bikes with her partner.

Read more: http://www.khou.com/article/news/local/texas/woman-tackles-austin-marathon-after-surviving-ovarian-cancer-leukemia-car-crash/285-520519135

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