Saturday, December 27, 2014


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

Broad Street Run 2015 lottery opens Feb. 1

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:49 PM
While you are in the marathon frame of mind this weekend, make sure you set yourself a reminder that the lottery for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run opens Sunday, February 1 and closes Friday, February 13. Don’t worry about what time during this window that you register. The last person... 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

The Wild Half returns to Morey’s Piers

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Mark your calendars because The Wild Half Marathon is coming back to Morey’s Piers in The Wildwoods, New Jersey Sunday, May 17, 2015 and registration is now open. The Wild Half, a popular spring race for running enthusiasts includes a 13. 1 mile half-marathon, and an 8K race along the beach... Read more

Burn those extra holiday calories at these Turkey Trots

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Thanksgiving is always a fun time of family togetherness and good food and drink, when we give thanks for all the positive things in our lives. It is also the time of tight pants that no longer button and turkey comas. Besides avoiding seconds and thirds of that mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, what... 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.

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
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 and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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