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Philly Marathon

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

Friday, November 1, 2013, 5:30 AM
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... Read more

Why we can't wait for the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30 AM
For the last 20 years, the fitness-minded community around Philadelphia has come to enjoy a new, unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. Sure, Thanksgiving may be more than a week away when it happens — but when over 30,000 runners take to the streets the weekend of November 15-17 for the... Read more

Philly Marathon: Picking up the gauntlet

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 2:18 PM
Before this past Saturday's Rothman Institute 8k ((part of the Philadelphia Marathon weekend) Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn laid down a challenge. He told half-marathoner Sam Ndereba that he could run the 8K quicker than Ndereba could run the half marathon. Here's his post-race follow-up. by John... Read more

The Champ Is Here: McKeeman Celebrates Hometown Victory

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 12:05 PM
By Rob Senior On Saturday, Sports Doc profiled Michael McKeeman, a 36-year old Ardmore resident and North Penn High School graduate who was considered a top contender in this year’s Philadelphia Marathon. McKeeman had come close in the past—finishing second in the 2006 race—but this... Read more

Philly Marathon: Following Up With Our Runners Post-Race

Monday, November 19, 2012, 3:54 PM
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... Read more

Former Flyer Laperriere Crosses Philly Marathon Off Bucket List

Monday, November 19, 2012, 1:43 PM
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. Wearing a... Read more

Philly Marathon: Thoughts from the Mayor

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... Read more

McKeeman, Mashkantceva win Philly marathon

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. Read our profile of McKeeman... Read more

Philly Marathon: Philly's Best Hope for A Hometown Victory

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 6:00 AM
Read all of our coverage of this year’s Philadelphia Marathon at 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... Read more

Philly Marathon: Carbo-Loading At Local Restaurants

Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:42 PM
Read all of our coverage of this year’s Philadelphia Marathon at 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. This year’s “Choose... 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.

Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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 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
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. 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
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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