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Philadelphia Marathon

Pace-Setters help Marathon runners qualify for Boston

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 12:13 PM
The sport of running in general — and the Philadelphia Marathon in particular — fosters a top-notch sense of community and togetherness. It's not uncommon to see finishing runners greeted by competitors and peers--sometimes by the very people they just beat across the line. However, when... Read more

Dan Vassallo wins the 2014 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 9:34 AM
Dan Vassallo, 29, of Peabody, Mass. won the 2014 Philadelphia Gore-Tex marathon, with an unofficial time of 2:17:28 on Sunday morning. The 29-year-old’s time qualified him for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The Men’s marathon qualifying standard was 2:18:00. "To qualify for the Olympic... Read more

Kiprono Kurgat wins 2014 Philadelphia Half Marathon

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:15 AM
On a cool Sunday morning in Philadelphia, runners took to the streets as part of the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon. Kiprono Kurgat, who trains out of Chapel Hill, N.C., won the 13.1-mile half marathon race with an unofficial time of 1:03:58. Averaging a 4:52 minute per mile pace, Kurgat... Read more

Philly Marathon runner regains racing legs after spinal cord injury

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 5:50 AM
After a traumatic spinal cord injury like the one William “Zev” Rosenberg suffered, most people would consider just walking again to be a major feat, let alone running in this Sunday’s Philadelphia Marathon. Rosenberg of Edison, N.J., however, was determined to regain his racing legs... Read more

Philly Marathon: Road closures and parking considerations

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 4:54 AM
The Philadelphia Marathon is back in town this weekend, Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23. The Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, with the Rothman Institute 8K and Kids Fun Run also on Saturday on... Read more

Your guide to the Philly Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Friday, November 21, 2014, 4:24 PM
It’s finally here. Today kicked off the beginning of the Philadelphia Marathon weekend with the opening of the Health and Fitness Expo that will be running today until 9 p.m. and tomorrow, Saturday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Exhibit Hall F of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Come... Read more

6 places to get a beer after the Philadelphia Marathon

Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
A post celebratory beer or two has become an integral part of the running culture here in Philadelphia. Just ask Philadelphia Runner, or Fishtown Beer Runners. As Ross Martinson, co-owner of Philadelphia Runner explained to in a recent article, “Running in a group has a great social... Read more

A runner’s guide for the non-runner

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Did your first impression of running start off on the wrong foot? Running can be a lot like that time my dentist thought it was okay to fire off multiple questions at me while I had seventeen tubes jammed down my throat – uncomfortable, a little gag-worthy and leaving me desiring a long shower... Read more

How to run a personal record at the Philadelphia Marathon

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Running a new personal record (PR) at the Philadelphia Marathon requires careful preparation. A smart race strategy could be the difference between running a new personal best (and staying healthy) or a slow shuffle past the Art Museum toward the finish line. The Philadelphia Marathon has a special... Read more

Brain tumor survivor celebrates life at Philly Marathon

Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Alyssa Holland of Congers, NY, has always loved running and being in shape. As members of the Rockland Road Runners, she and her husband Gary enjoy running marathons together, going away for the weekend to run in different cities and then discussing their experiences afterwards. By last summer, she... 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.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Good Shepard Penn Partners, 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
Brittany Everett Owner, Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
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
Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HFS, USAW Physical Therapist, Partner at The Training Room
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT B.S., Exercise Science & Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Sarah M. Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
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