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Deena Kastor wrapped herself in an American flag and trotted back onto the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon course for a victory stroll.
Philadelphia is just one of the 26 North American Cities that hosts Competitor Group’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series. Around 20,000 runners participated this year in Philadelphia. The marathon features fourteen stages with live music at every mile along the course. A variety of artists provide a diverse mix of music that is meant to motivate and encourage runners as they complete a long distance run. (Abi Reimold / Philly.com)
The first runners pushed off the starting line for the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia at 8:00 a.m. on September 21, 2014. Stay tuned for the latest news, photos, videos and more.
Lawi Lalang of Kenya won the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia 5K on Saturday, edging Bernard Lagat by 2 seconds to win in 13 minutes, 29 seconds.
Get the facts on what really impacts your health and fitness routine.
Just weeks before last year's Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half marathon, Competitor Group, which owns the national Rock 'n' Roll series, pulled the plug on its elite support program.
Whatever the cause, foam rollers are an inexpensive and growing answer to tight muscles, soft tissue pain, knots and other problems connected to the fascial system, the web of soft, connective tissue in the body.
About one in four National Football League players are likely to end up suffering dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or other cognitive impairments during their lifetime.
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Most athletes who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery do return to some form of sport, but only 55 percent will return to competitive level sports.
Less than one-quarter follow recommendations
Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites
Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say
Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say
Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago
Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago
Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find
Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say
Burn calories and minimize boredom
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible
Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows
Relax, and sit up straight
Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study
On a cool Sunday morning in Philadelphia, 22o,000 runners took to the streets as part of the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Bedan Karoki of Kenya won the 13.1 mile race with an unofficial time of 59:22.
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We've got a running problem in the city of Philadelphia, and I have an idea how to fix it.
As everyone begins talking about pumpkin-spiced everything, bringing out the warmer clothes, and saying goodbye to summer, it's time to get ready for some fall recipes!