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We asked, you answered: 11 running accessories you can't race without

Where do you turn to find a lineup that will ensure you're equipped to chase down your personal best at this year's GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon? We asked, you answered - Battle to the finish line with these 11 accessories you can't race without.

We asked, you answered: 11 running accessories you can’t race without

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Runners will attest that everyone has that one thing they can’t hit the pavement without — the perfect pair of sneakers, headphones that actually stay in your ear for 13.1 miles, a water bottle that doesn’t feel clunky, you name it.

So where do you turn to find a lineup that will ensure you're equipped to chase down your personal best at this year’s GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon? Well, who better to ask than you, the runner who’s been training for those grueling (did we say that?) 26.2 miles!

We asked, you answered — Battle to the finish line with these 11 accessories you can’t race without...

Did we miss one? What little somethings have changed your running for the better, faster, stronger and wiser?


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