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Broad Street Run

Runner proposes to girlfriend at Broad Street Run finish line

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1:49 PM
Kaitlyn Foley got more than a medal at the finish line of the 35th annual Broad Street Run this Sunday! Foley and boyfriend James Bowman lined up at the start of the race together — but it was more than just friendly competition that pushed Bowman to beat his girlfriend to the finish line. Shortly... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: Last-minute announcements

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5:00 AM
Throughout the day, we’ll be bringing you any last-minute announcements pertaining to Sunday’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Corral Times: Upon arriving at the start line, you’ll want to start from the corral that corresponds to your anticipated finishing time. They are as follows: Corral... 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

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: Stroke survivor believes in a way back

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
This time two years ago, Dr. Tom Leonard should have been prepping for his 10th Broad Street Run. That was his plan, anyway. The year before, he had completed the race in just 78 minutes, his best time to date. His love of running was well known throughout his neighborhood of Collingswood—he... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: A big (weight) loss, but a greater gain

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a collection of individuals from all walks of life—competitive athletes, hobbyists, or just people trying to cross off an item on a bucket list. At Sports Doc, we’re lucky enough to be able to profile just a few of them each year, with the hope that their... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: Clearing the mental hurdles

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
Dr. Daniel Leichter is a clinical psychologist for MossRehab at Doylestown Hospital and the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. He is also an avid long-distance runner. Today, he shares some of his personal tips for mental preparation before a big race. Physically ready for the Blue Cross Broad Street... 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

Broad Street runners get free subway service on race day

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:29 AM
Next Sunday, SEPTA will offer free subway service to Blue Cross Broad Street Run participants. By simply showing their official race bib to the station attendant, runners will be offered free service on the 20+ express and local trains that will be running the morning of the race. In addition, SEPTA... Read more

Maximize your running success!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Einstein Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Minn Saing is the Medical Director for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run. He offers these tips to keep you in top form: Recognize Risk. Runners are most vulnerable to injury at certain times during their running careers. - Upon Initial Running – First 4-6... Read more

Training in the great outdoors: Protecting yourself from the sun

Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:02 AM
The return of warm weather means the opportunity to run outdoors while training for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Unfortunately, sun exposure can lead to progressive skin damage that leads to cancer. To help keep you protected during your running and training, Einstein Healthcare Network dermatologist... 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, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
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
Justin D'Ancona
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
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
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
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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