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How This Idaho Man Lost 80 Pounds Through Running
"I really do believe that if I can change the habits of a lifetime, anyone can."
How Running Every Day for 250 Days (and Counting) Has Changed My Life
I’m happier, I’m healthier, and I quit my job.
What I Learned Watching My Father Face Loss Helped Me Complete an Ironman
I’m a better man because of what I learned from my dad’s experience.
How Running Helped This Couple Lose 185 Pounds Together in 8 Months
“We take advantage of the days when we feel especially strong, and push ourselves faster and further than usual.”
Here’s Why the Krispy Kreme Challenge Is a Race I Was Born to Run
I can eat a dozen donuts without blinking, but it took me years to learn that running, too, is in my blood.
3 Non-Training Lessons That Helped Me Qualify for Boston
“Sometimes it takes a learning curve to propel you to where you want to go.”
After Disease Took His Sight, This Man Became a Triathlete
Charles Catherine had just moved to the United States when he went permanently blind. But hearing the sounds of the New York City Marathon inspired him to start running.
​How Years of Failure Made Me Decide to Get Fit Again
The exact moment one man realized he was direly out of shape.
Once I Started Talking About My Depression, I Realized I Wasn’t Alone
Mental illness nearly stopped my running career and took my life, but it doesn’t have to get that bad.
First Running Made Me Want to Live, Then It Taught Me How
At the lowest point of my life, when I felt like I had nothing left, running was there for me.
3 Advantages to Being an Ugly Runner in a Town Full of Beautiful People
“I am able to be the person that I am rather than wishing I was the person that I used to be.”

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