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2014 Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon 2013 Boylston Street Boston MA Joy Aaron Sherrick

“To this day, runners from all over the world, from remote parts of the Ukraine to the mud-hutted villages of Kenya, grow up dreaming of running just one race – the Boston Marathon. Given all the lore, the tradition, the …

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Your Guide to the Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon 2013 Hopkinton Start Athletes Village Joy Sherrick

Before meeting a handful of our 2014 Boston-qualifying runners, let’s take a moment to cover some basics for the non-running community. (This is, after all, a bike shop!)   Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A): Organizer of every Boston Marathon since its …

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The Right Place, The Right Time

Matthew Gilson family WTTW fundraiser run

We’ve heard many stories from people who came to cycling after running. For Matthew Gilson, cycling has always been first. He became an avid cyclist before college. “Every moment I had, I was on a bike.” For a hint at …

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Identity Established: Triathlete, Runner and Mother

Patty Carrel

Patty Carrel wasn’t into sports as a child. With parents who were engineers, Patty’s summertime activities were more academically focused. “I never thought I could run a mile. Five miles just seemed impossible.” Patty’s come a long way since then …

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Experienced Boston Marathoner

Patricia Kaufman Chicago Sports Institute Chiropractic IronMan

Patricia Kaufman began life as a runner, competing in high school cross-country. After college, she picked up cycling and gradually moved into triathlon. “I was a terrible swimmer. At my first tri, a sprint, I barely finished the swim.” Now, …

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Setting and Re-Setting Goals

Maureen Fagan Wilmette

Maureen Fagan is another life-long runner. Growing up in a small town near the home of legendary runner Steve Prefontaine, meant that Maureen grew up in a running culture. During the summers, her small town offered “All-Comer” track meets. She …

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