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POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012, 3:54 PM
Michael McKeeman was the first to cross the finsih line in the 19th Annual Philadelphia Marathon. He signs a board with all the winners names. (Charles Fox/Staff)

By Justin D’Ancona and Robert Senior

Last week, Sports Doc profiled competitors in the Rothman Institute 8K and the Philadelphia Marathon and Half-Marathon. Each athlete was running with different motivations and for unique causes, but the one common thread was their desire to compete in the City of Brotherly Love. Here were their results and reactions:

Hugh Campbell of Wilmington, Del. started off race weekend with another record-setting performance. Campbell, 88, finished the Rothman Institute 8K in 47 minutes, 40 seconds, shattering the USA Track and Field record for runners age 85 and over at that distance.

POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012, 1:43 PM
Wearing a purple jersey—the race’s designated color for pancreatic cancer—Laperriere dedicated the race to his late father, who succumbed to the disease years ago.

By Rob Senior

Talk about a long shift.

Former Flyers forward and current Director of Player Development Ian Laperriere took to the local streets to run his first marathon yesterday in 3:42:23—a little more than two minutes under his targeted finishing time of 3 hours, 45 minutes.

POSTED: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 1:26 PM

By Robert Senior
 
Sports Doc was fortunate enough to get a moment with Mayor Michael Nutter at today's start/finish line. The mayor's fondness for the marathon has been well-documented, but this year he said he was particularly excited to welcome some special visitors and participants.
 
"I think what I'll remember is the moment where we recognized the New York runners," he says. "I think it emphasized the fact that we are all in this together."
 
The city made headlines less than two weeks before the race by inviting almost 1,500 displaced New York City Marathon runners to participate. The New York City event was cancelled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which struck that region on October 30.
 
"We got hit by the storm too, but nowhere near as badly as New York or New Jersey," says Nutter.
 
The race had a decidedly Philadelphia theme, with Ardmore's Mike McKeeman taking first place. Mayor Nutter was enthused by the support shown throughout the city on race weekend.
 
"Our city is loving it," he said. "Citizens love it, businesses love it. The economic impact's been tremendous."
 
Mayor Nutter thanked the race volunteers, coordinators, the parks and recreation department and numerous other organizations for making everything possible. He couldn't help, however, turning an eye to next year's race--the 20th anniversary of the current Philly Marathon.
  
"We're already thinking about it," he admits. "I can't get into specifics right now, but it's going to be quite spectacular."

POSTED: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 9:03 AM

North Penn's Michael McKeeman won the men's 2012 Philadelphia Marathon, while Irina Mashkantceva set a new record as she won the women's marathon.

"It was a dream come true," said McKeeman. "It is definitely the new highlight of my running career."

Details to follow. 

POSTED: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 6:00 AM
For Michael McKeeman, running’s always been about competition. Tomorrow, he'll go for the win in his hometown marathon.

Read all of our coverage of this year’s Philadelphia Marathon at www.philly.com/marathon2012. And don't forget to join us there on race day to follow the action.

By Robert Senior

For Michael McKeeman, running’s always been about competition. From the day he got involved with the sport, McKeeman’s been fighting to get to the top.

POSTED: Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:42 PM
Looking for a place to carbo-load before the big race? Philadelphia has you covered.

Read all of our coverage of this year’s Philadelphia Marathon at www.philly.com/marathon2012. And don't forget to join us there on race day to follow the action.

By Robert Senior

Looking for a place to carbo-load before the big race? Philadelphia has you covered.

POSTED: Friday, November 16, 2012, 10:44 AM
Filed Under: John Quinn | Profiles | Running
Philadelphia Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn challenges the winner of the recent Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K to put it on the line.

Philadephia Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn is sharing his thoughts as he prepared to run the Rothman Institute 8K as part of the Philadelphia Marathon weekend.

by John Quinn

I am laying down the gauntlet, Sam Ndereba.

POSTED: Friday, November 16, 2012, 6:00 AM
Elliot Gordon with the guy who saved his life, Dr. Joe Bavaria (right).

Read all of our coverage of this year’s Philadelphia Marathon at www.philly.com/marathon2012. And don't forget to join us there on race day to follow the action.

By Robert Senior

To hear Elliot Gordon tell it, he just survived a little trip to the doctor.

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Robert Senior Sports Doc blog Editor
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Drexel Sports Medicine, Team physician - U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician - Drexel
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Symetrix Sports Performance, athletic trainer at OAA Orthopaedics
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician for the Phillies & St. Joe's
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician - Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon - Flyers
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director - The Center For Sport Psychology, Sports Psychology Consultant - 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Rothman Institute, Team Physician - USA Wrestling, Consultant - Philadelphia Phillies
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Cassie Haynes, JD, MPH Co-Founder, Trap Door Athletics, CrossFit LI Certified
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician - Drexel, Philadelphia University, Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Jim McCrossin, ATC Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center, Team Orthopedist - Philadelphia 76ers
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, Athletic Trainer - US Soccer Federation
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