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Boston Marathon victims fund continues to grow

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The nonprofit group formed following the Boston Marathon bombings last April, One Fund Boston, has collected more than $12 million as donors continue to contribute to help victims of the incident. The Boston Globe reports that in the first three months the fund collected and dispersed $61 million in donation. More than 230 people who were injured or relatives of those who died have recieved the funds. Yet donations have continued to come in and the charity is looking at new ways to dispurse the funds.

Runners race in Cape after St. Jude Marathon cancelled

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The ice storm that slammed into the nation's midsection early this month claimed a number of races including the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis. And, like other runners affected by race cancellations, many of the participants were not to be daunted. And, thus, St. Jude Frostbite Half-Marathon was born.

Boston Marathon victim proposes to nurse he met in hospital

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James "Bim" Costello, who was injured in the bombing last April, posted on his Facebook page that he was engaged to Krista D’Agostino, a nurse he met while he was recovering from his injuries. Costello suffered serious burns, requiring pig skin grafts on most of his right arm and right leg.

Dallas Marathon Canceled

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Organizers have pulled the plug on the Dallas Marathon scheduled to be run Sunday. North Texas was walloped by a wintry storm last night that iced roads across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The race will not be rescheduled and no refunds will be given to those who paid for the race.

[Editor's note: The update on this is now posted here.]

The Inaugural 10K Road Race National Championship

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The recently founded Collegiate Running Association has announced the 2014 Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K will host the organization's first 'national championship' event.

Meet The Guy Who Won The First Ultra Marathon He Ever Ran

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Deadspin has an interesting Q&A with Zach Miller who won the JFK50 ultramarathon this year despite it being his first ultra and farther than he had ever run before. His time of 5:38:53 was the third-fastest JFK 50 Mile finish ever.

Old and Busted: Barefoot Running. New Hotness: Barefoot Running In the Snow

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Barefoot running in sub-zero temperatures, preferably with snow. Of course Canadians came up with it.

Five Life Lessons Running Will Teach You

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A thought-provoking post from JustinSeeley.com via Lifehacker. You do more than get in shape when you run, you're learning key lessons you can apply to your whole life.

What Kind of Runners Would These Literary Characters Have Been?

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Would Philip Marlowe have made it two miles before trying to order a scotch at the first water station? Would Miss Havisham only have entered costume races? Would Gandalf attempt to pass his staff on to others like a baton? We may never know the answers to these questions, but why should that stop us from guessing? Let’s look at some famous literary characters and examine what kind of runners they could have been.

Kids Today Are Slower, Less Fit Than Their Parents Were

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The American Heart Association released findings of a study this week that examined the running fitness of children worldwide. The results indicate kids’ cardiovascular fitness has declined around the globe since about 1975. That's a concern since the decline in running fitness -- which they attribute to a number of factors -- may indicate worse health in adulthood.

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