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Childbirth a barrier? Not when five of six top NYC Marathon winners are moms

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

By Laura Pappano It has become a provocative theme: Marathons and motherhood. Five of the top six women to cross the finish line in the 2009 ING New York City Marathon are moms. 1.    Winner Derartu Tulu, 37, of Ethiopia – an two time Olympic gold medalist at 10,000 meters in 1992 ...

Fast Females: A 45-year-old and a Filly Plunder Expectations and Find Victory

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

By Laura Pappano That blur you see is a 45-year-old woman breaking a record. (OK, snapping with an iPhone enhances the effect in this case). That's right. Yesterday at the Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race -- which was also the Men's and Women's 20K National Championships -- Colleen DeReuck set a ...

Boston Marathon: Many women as fast as men (in their age group)

Monday, April 20th, 2009

By Laura Pappano The lead women's pack at mile 18 of The Boston Marathon 2009 One of the most frustrating things about watching the Boston Marathon is that it’s hard to tell how fast the runners are. I’m not talking TV coverage or the delay in the Boston Athletic Association website in ...

Crank up the volume: Boston Marathoners count on Wellesley Scream Tunnel

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

By Sarah Odell As a freshmen at Wellesley College, I gawked at a larger than life poster hanging in Boston’s Prudential Center that featured a blurred runner and hundreds of smart, attractive, and energetic women cheering wildly, along with the tag line: “Sometimes losing your hearing is the best inspiration.” “What is ...