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John Quinn

The Broad Street Run is more than just a race

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:28 AM
At 8 a.m. on Sunday, we were bunched in the Pink Corral — the final passel of the 40,000 Broad Street Run runners, alternately wiggling around to keep warm and loosen our muscles as we all stood there waiting for our turn to head downhill. A few feet ahead of me was the Stay Puff Marshmallow... Read more

Runner picks up his bib at the Broad Street Expo

Friday, May 2, 2014, 4:41 PM
The move to the Convention Center turned out to be a hit. The AlterG Antigravity Treadmill swept me off my feet as I traveled through time and space. Physical therapist John Feeley had locked me in and I was floating, wearing what looked a cross between a rubber suit and a tutu. We started at 100... Read more

Broad Street Run training: Am I ready?

Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:15 AM
Broad Street is a scant few days away and there is a collective angst that no one is ready. The cold and icy winter roads stymied everyone’s training. Fortunately, last weekend's 5K Run for Clean Air made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. If you are 60 or older, you get to sign up for... Read more

How the Broad Street Run lottery should have been decided

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 6:00 AM
Editor's Note: Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn is back at it for his third Broad Street Run this year. Here, he'll share his training experience with us. I give the mala ojo to anyone trying to sell their 2014 Broad Street Run bibs on the black market. It is reported that some 4,800 interested... Read more

Training for the Cooper Norcross Bridge Run in unexpected ways

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 6:00 AM
The signs were everywhere, as far south as exit 53 on Route 55, that nice two-lane highway that sends you on your way to Cape May. BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE CLOSED SUNDAY, 7:30-9:30 AM. For me, it simply means: Time to get punched in the face again by that 10k known as the Cooper Norcross Bridge Run. Sure... Read more

Broad Street Runner recalls best moments of 2013 race

Monday, May 6, 2013, 3:16 PM
The most amazing thing about the din and delirium of two hours and 10 miles, of helicopters buzzing and Neil Diamond blaring, was a moment I was not expecting. My number was 39,707 so there were that many and more strangers vs. the five people I knew that were running and the five people I knew that... Read more

Broad Street runner picks up bib, ready for race day

Friday, May 3, 2013, 4:36 PM
It has become my personal daily double, Friday of Derby week. Go to the Linc, pick up your Broad Street Run race bib, then hit the Turf Club, bet the Derby and head to work. They open the gates at 10 a.m., so that's when I got there. Me and about 2,000 other people. Get in line, around the block,... Read more

Road to the Broad Street Run paved with funny twists

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:25 PM
Cue the Seinfeld theme. There are times when you really have to wonder about fate, about certain little things you do that, in retrospect, actually come together for a reason. And it makes you wonder. On Tuesday night, my wife Amy and I had a date at Citizens Bank Park. Our son Jack was on a field... Read more

Broad Street runner joins Philly groups in solidarity run for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013, 3:41 PM
I walked out of the front door of 801 Market Street, as usual, between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday night. You need to post your palm print to get out, but graphics artist Mike Placentra was in the doorway, like a sergeant at arms. As I stepped outside into the street that changes faces every hour every... Read more

Broad Street Runner accepts challenge with Back on My Feet 5-Miler

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:05 PM
It doesn’t take much to get a guy’s testosterone going. When you end your last blog post with … Time to get your game face on … and someone e-mails you back with: “I have a great idea to get ‘your game face on’” you listen because you take it as a... Read more
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Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, 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. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
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