The Inspirational Man Who Finished in Last Place at the Boston Marathon

At about 5 a.m. yesterday, 39-year-old Maickel Melamed crossed the finish line. It took him about 20 hours through wind, rain, and cold—and he was so happy because he wasn’t sure he’d make it. The Venezuelan man has muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes muscle weakness and muscle loss.

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People Conveniently Forget Just How Much Marathons Hurt When Asked About Them Later

Marathoners know how their body feels after running 26.2 miles. So what gets them to sign up for yet ANOTHER punishing race? Turns out, a new study found that marathon runners significantly underestimate their postrace pain when asked about it a few months later.

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The Touching Reason Why Uzo Aduba Is Running the Boston Marathon

For the “Orange is the New Black” star, tackling 26.2 miles is about much more than a scoring a medal-and-space-blanket-at-the-finish-line selfie.

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The Pros and Cons of Running on the Treadmill

Is it better to run on a treadmill or outside on the pavement? It’s an age-old question and the truth is there are pros and cons to both. We break it down.

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How This Determined Woman Finished a 10K With the Help of a Compassionate Police Officer

Asia Ford may have finished Saturday’s Rodes City Run in last place, but that wasn’t the important part. What really mattered was that she finished the 10K race at all—thanks to the help of a caring police officer, a complete stranger until that day.

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5 Maximalist Running Shoes to Try

After the “barefoot” running boom, footwear is soaring to new heights. Enter: chunky, heavily cushioned kicks.

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What 5 Women Learned About Life (and Themselves) Through Running

Read inspiring stories from a community of women who encourage each other to lace up their sneakers—especially when it feels like there isn’t a minute to spare.

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Watch This Heartwarming Video of a 95-Year-Old Man’s Record-Breaking Sprint

And we’re totally stealing his philosophy on aging.

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6 Food Rules for Marathon Success

Keep these nutrition strategies in mind to avoid hitting the infamous wall and help you power through the finish line.

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Watch This Inspiring Professional Runner Crawl Across the Finish Line of a Marathon

Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya led the women’s pack of the Austin Marathon for the first 23 miles, but she fell to the ground as she rounded the corner to the finish.

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