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SATURDAY FEB 24, 2018

Boston Marathon Qualifiers – Most Popular Qualifying Marathons – 2017

Spoiler Alert: We're #2 :)
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Mesa-Phx Marathon Cardiac Arrest Surviver

Valley Doctors and Mesa Fire and Medical Department Firefighter/Paramedics Reunite With Marathoner They Saved From a Cardiac Arrest During The Phoenix Marathon
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Injured Marine Crosses Finish Line At Mesa-Phx Marathon

There were cloudy skies and windy conditions, but the rain held off as some 10,000 runners representing all 50 states and 19 countries took part in the BMO Harris Bank Mesa-Phx Marathon on Saturday.
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Dozens of Hidden Ingredients in Processed Foods

Food choices used to be much simpler. Food was obtained through local farms, dairies, and small markets. There were fewer options, but everything was fresh, with very little treatment or alteration to the original food source. Today we have a plethora of choices, but are they quality ones?
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Team Belnap: “We Run Because They Cannot”

The Belnaps love endurance sports: Becky runs marathons and Newell cycles and mountain bikes. Becky and Newell are the parents of four children — three of the children have a rare condition called mitochondrial disease.
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Race Day Fueling/Hydration Tips

The following post is written by Mike Wares, a Mesa-Phx Marathon veteran, Ironman and seasoned distance runner. Here are a few tips for fueling/hydration this week and for race day.
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Iron Intake: Are You Getting Enough?

Ironman. Is it a coincidence that IRON comprises the first part of this word? Not at all! This nutrient is essential to endurance athletes as it plays a major role in oxygen transport/delivery. Increased blood and muscle oxygen translate to improved performance.
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What to Expect at the Finish Line

When you cross the finish line after your full, half or 10K, be prepared to bask in more than just the personal feeling of achievement. As the crowds cheer you down the last stretch, you have plenty to look forward to on the other side of the line.
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Gluten Free Diet for Runners

But what about people who (literally) can't stomach a bowl of spaghetti with a thick slice of french bread? For gluten free runners, the typical runner's diet looks a little different. Every runner can agree, gastrointestinal distress in the middle of a race is a dismal experience. And when you're gluten free, the culprit can be lurking in any number of foods.
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How to Keep Running Shoes Fresh

After all your training, we know your running shoes probably aren't smelling exactly, um, rosy. Other than designating a quarantined corner of your home for the shoes to occupy when not in use, what can you do to fix the problem?
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