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Philadelphia Marathon: Saluting (more!) veterans who run

Monday, November 11, 2013, 9:31 AM
Editor’s Note: In celebration of Veterans Day, Sports Doc asked for a few stories of veterans who will be participating in next week’s Philadelphia Marathon weekend. Scott Moyer — U.S, Marine Corps Veteran, Running First Marathon with wife Gina. Scott Moyer is a veteran of the... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Saluting our veterans who run

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 AM
Editor’s Note: In celebration of Veterans Day, Sports Doc asked for a few stories of veterans who will be participating in next week’s Philadelphia Marathon weekend. More stories tomorrow. Nichole Duchman – Army, served in Iraq, running Half Marathon, runs as a way to cope with PTSD... Read more

What's Happening: The Lemon Run

Friday, November 1, 2013, 5:30 AM
Next Sunday, November 10, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will hold their 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Dash, The Lemon Run Philadelphia, presented by Volvo. The event will originate from Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, where athletes ranging from novices to advanced runners will... Read more

Believe in a Way Back: Johnny Quinn

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:00 AM
If you ever have the pleasure of meeting professional bodybuilder Johnny Quinn, his wheelchair is the last thing you will notice. Johnny is one of only 17 wheelchair bodybuilders in the entire country who have gone pro. And he has gone pro in a big way. Just last week after only three years as a pro... Read more

World's Strongest Man contender gives CrossFit a try

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:30 AM
"I can't even touch my shoulders, so that makes muscle ups difficult," the owner of CrossFit Gamma in Hershey, PA says as he shows us his shoulder immobility and outrageous biceps, noting the three inches of space between his fingertips and shoulders. A ‘muscle-up’ is a pull-up that transitions... Read more

Tips from a Pro: Union's Jeff Parke talks nutrition

Friday, October 25, 2013, 9:28 AM
Jeff Parke worked for a lifetime to become a professional soccer player. It wasn’t until he’d reached that goal and spent a few years in Major League Soccer (MLS) that he realized just how much it meant to him. “I can remember the day it happened,” says Parke. “I was... 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

What's Happening: Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:00 AM
Next Sunday, November 3 brings one of the city’s most unique running events on the calendar. Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge, presented by AmeriHealth New Jersey will benefit the Larc School, which serves children with disabilities in Bellmawr, N.J. The run is a joint effort between Cooper University... Read more

50 marathons in 50 states before 50: Elizabeth Proffitt's journey

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
So what did you get for your last birthday? This Sunday, Elizabeth Proffitt of Birdsboro will travel to Des Moines, Ia. to accomplish the feat of running at least one marathon in all 50 states. What’s more, Proffitt will do so just months before her 50th birthday early next year. That’s... Read more

What's Happening: AIDS Walk Philly

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:00 AM
Next Sunday, October 20 marks the 27th annual AIDS Walk Philly, the largest HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event in the Delaware Valley. Participants can choose between a 12K walk and 5K run to show their support. The day starts bright and early with a 7:15 a.m. yoga session, followed by on-site... Read more
About this blog

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
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
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
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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