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Why Marathons & Half Marathons Are Addicting

by Karl Gruber
If you are a non-runner or a runner who has yet to take on the challenge of 13.1 or 26.2 miles, it may be hard to comprehend how and why running those distances can be addicting. But coach Karl Gruber believes you will figure it out after successfully tackling long distance running and racing. Read more

Run For A Reason: Amanda's Story

by Jordan Olander
Are you looking for a way to improve your life while improving the lives of others? Running for a reason will do the trick! Not only does running help to transform you physically, but more importantly, it transforms you mentally. Read more

Soundtrack to My Run

by Monica Delmonico
Official Blogger Monica Delmonico knows there are two types of runners in the world - those who listen to music while they run and those who don't. While some find music an unneeded distraction, she considers music is a form of motivation and has a pretty sweet playlist to share for your next run! Read more

Training Tips: Tapping Into Your Running Potential

by Karl Gruber
The one aspect coach Karl Gruber truly loves to witness in each runner is how and when they finally tap into their potential to become a better runner - a great runner they didn't know existed within them, waiting to be released. Read more

Two-Time Champion Clara Santucci Makes Her Triumphant Return

by DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
The Doddridge County, West Virginia native won her second straight DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon in 2015. Now, on the 10th Anniversary of the race returning to the city, the hometown favorite is going for her third victory in as many tries. Read more
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