Category Archives: Greg’s Marathon Stories

My First Boston Marathon In 2011 Was Fraught With Rookie Mistakes

I originally published this story in April 2011 after my first of four Boston Marathons. I had lost track of this story and just recently ran across it as I was cleaning out my computer’s hard drive in preparation for … Continue reading

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The 118th Boston Marathon Was About People — Just Like The 117 Before

The Boston Marathon is special for its steep history, its fabled point-to-point course, the many well-known landmarks along the route and the great runners who have worn the champion’s olive wreath. This Boston though, will be remembered for those who … Continue reading

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The Boston Marathon Is Old, Stained And Unbreakable

I wrote and posted this column a year ago, following my experience at the 117th Boston Marathon. I hope you forgive me for revisiting this one. This one is special to me. ***** The finish line at the Boston Marathon is a … Continue reading

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My Unscheduled Night In Hopkinton The Eve Of The @BostonMarathon #BostonStrong

I first posted this story after I ran the 2013 Boston Marathon. As I prepare to return to Boston this weekend with 36K other runners for the 118th Boston Marathon, I am remembering my adventure in Hopkinton the night before … Continue reading

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You Too Can Run Outdoors In The Winter / How I Battle The Cold Despite Being Old

In 1981 when I started running and racing in local 5K and 10K races, I took the winters off. It was cold in Omaha after Thanksgiving and no sane people ran outside on the snowy streets during the winter. Most … Continue reading

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How To Survive KC’s TLC Groundhog Run / Or At Least Find Your Way Out

So you decided to enter Kansas City’s TLC Groundhog run this year for the first time? Or maybe this is your first time in a long time to chase Phil? I received an email from a reader last week asking … Continue reading

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My Running Of The 2013 ING New York Marathon / It’s Back & Better Than Ever!

Part I & Part II The voice over the PA on Staten Island spoke in French, Spanish, German and then finally in English. “Please be aware that urinating off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is NOT allowed!” warned the faceless female voice … Continue reading

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