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The Warmup Lap | 5.3.12 - Half Marathon Edition

We're still a few weeks away from my first-ever half marathon up in Brooklyn, so I figured we'd look at some stories about half marathons today.

Capital City Half Marathon: Runner returns to half marathon year after near-fatal collapse | The Columbus Dispatch
MANSFIELD, Ohio — No one must explain to Matt O’Brien what it means to push his body to the limit. He has run to the edge, glimpsed his mortality, and somehow lived to tell about it.

Top 10 Reasons I Run Half-Marathons: My Adventures in Running - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: It is early in the running season of 2012, and I am already signed up to do a few half-marathons. In this article, I want to share my personal experiences with you as a runner, and why running a half-marathon is beneficial.

From the 13.1-mile St. Luke's Half Marathon in Allentown to the 26.2-mile Philadelphia Marathon: The journey begins |
After several half marathon runs in the Lehigh Valley, this West Bethlehem couple is going to try to tackle the big one in the City of Brotherly Love.

2012 Sisters Half Marathon Race recap by April Bays |
The first (hopefully annual) Sisters Half Marathon & 8k was located in the heart of rural Central Oregon, on mostly paved quiet roads alongside open fields, ranch lands with the gorgeous backdrop of the Three Sisters snow capped peaks.