The first runners push off the starting line for the 2013 Philly Marathon at 7:00 a.m. on November 17, 2013. Check out profiles of inspiring local runners, race photos, interviews with the winners, and more.
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I rediscovered a very old - and wonderful - sensation at the Philadelphia half marathon last weekend. I'm still over the moon about it.
I saw a lot of interesting costumes while watching the Philadelphia Marathon last Sunday: Santa Claus with real beard and jingle bells, Barney Rubble, Forrest Gump, and a lot of tutus (on men and women).
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia Marathon. Take a look back at past winners of the event and be sure to check out all the latest news in our section.
The grand strategy of many Philadelphia Marathon fans could be reduced to a single word: balloons. Or failing that, a large glittery sign.
Record breakers are only part of the story of Philadelphia Marathon race weekend. Here's a sampling of some quirkier competitors we met at Sunday's 2013 GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon finish line. (Photos and captions by Rob Senior and Kelly O'Shea of Philly.com)
Starting and ending on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2013 Philadelphia Marathon took runners all around the city on a cloudy Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Abebe Mekuriya won the 2013 Philadelphia Gore-Tex marathon, with an unofficial time of 2:17:37 on Sunday morning.
It’s a common ritual among running buddies — they run, then the drink. Just ask the Fishtown Beer Runners who end all their weekly runs with a pint. But did you know there’s a science behind those post-run brews?
If you ran the Philadelphia Marathon or Half Marathon today, you're probably reading this column after you're done. Some of you had a fantastic race. I probably high-fived you at Mile 22, where I was set up for the day.
Rkia El Moukim set a course record to win the women's Rothman Institute 8K, the first race of the Philadelphia Marathon weekend, finishing in 25 minutes, 28.75 seconds to win by more than 26 seconds.
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Shots are given to boost lung development
And avoid risk factors for heart attack and stroke
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