Not many runners know the secret to calming pre-race jitters: a quiet walk on the beach. Participants in the Mont Saint-Michel Marathon, then, are lucky. Before settling into bed, they step foot on the cool sand of the Saint-Malo shore. The silence on the coast, broken only by the sea breeze, ensures the night before …

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.”  ~John Muir Summer is here—the days of longing for trail time and adventure have finally arrived. I’ve had my summer planned for months. As a trail runner, I sign up for races months in advance and then wait (and train) in anticipation. This year, my itinerary includes …

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On January 30, 2016, Becca Pizzi’s name broke across the news as the first American woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge: 7 marathons on 7 continents in only 7 days. In only its second year running, the World Marathon Challenge spans the globe with marathons in Union Glacier, Antarctica; Punta Arenas, Chile; Miami, USA; Madrid, Spain; Marrakech, …

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This past Monday was the pinnacle of marathon running — the 120th Boston Marathon. Over 26,000 runners from all around the world converged on the great city of Boston to run this historic race, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon was my dream since 8th grade when …

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