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Jacob Hazlett - 2024 Runner Stories

As someone who couldn’t run a mile, I was always curious as to why my wife thought it was “fun” to run 5k’s on Thanksgiving. So in an effort to lose some weight, I thought I’d give running a try and s...
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Sarah Casselberry - 2024 Runner Stories

I ran my first marathon in October 2022, the Marine Corps Marathon. My husband and I raised money for leukemia and lymphoma society. Our daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2021. Neither...
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Candice Toney - 2024 Runner Stories

In 2012, I laced up my running shoes and ran my first race Rite Aid Marathon 5k. I had no idea that this race would be the starting point of a journey that would change my life forever. Back then, I n...
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Ethan Verhoff - 2024 Runner Stories

Starting August of 2022 I started a weight loss journey. At 289 lb I wasn't able to run more than the distance from the couch to the fridge, biking was hard and coming out of a pandemic my morale was ...
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Christopher Nasados - 2024 Runner Stories

In 2017 I reached rock bottom. I was 442 lbs and hated myself for what I had allowed myself to become. I would get out of breath climbing the stairs to my bedroom, and I would have to stop multiple ti...
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Tony Sigmund Sets World Record

When Tony Sigmund crossed the finish line of the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon on May 22, 2022, he set a world record as the fastest person with two hip replacements to run 26.2 miles.  His...
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Nutrition Tips

Nutrition Tips for Training from University Hospitals

The Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon may have been postponed until the fall, but good training and nutrition is never postponed. Proper fitness techniques, hydration and a healthy diet are alw...
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How To Perfect Your Running Form, Avoid Injury and Improve Your Time

Thinking about getting your running gait analyzed? The term gait analysis is often misused – many people use it to describe how a running shoe specialist evaluates your foot patterns to fit yo...
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Home Conditioning Tips for Runners

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare for your next marathon. With a little creativity, you can stay at home without compromising your conditioning. With that in mind,...
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Rite Aid and the Cleveland Marathon – Partners in Giving Back to the Community

For more than 40 years, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has been bringing people from around the world to Cleveland for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and related activities. More than 350,000 r...
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