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On The Run at the ING New York City Marathon Ep. 3

Here’s episode 3 of On The Run at the ING New York City Marathon!

In this episode of “On the Run,” we travel west for a peek inside the lives of top American distance runners Alisha Williams and Jason Hartmann, who are each hoping for a big breakthrough here in New York.

Alisha holds down a full-time job as an accountant while also training as a professional runner.

Jason Hartmann runs unsponsored, despite the fast that he finished fourth as the top American at the Boston Marathon in both 2012 and 2013, and coaches one of America’s top high school runners.

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“On The Run” visits Jason Hartmann. (Photo: On The Run/NYRR)

Joining us at the desk, ING New York City Marathon champions Geoffrey Mutai and Meb Keflezighi talk about the thrill of winning and the pressure of staying on top.

Mutai is the fastest marathoner in history with his unbelievable 2:03:02 finish at Boston in 2012, and Meb is the perennial American favorite who manages to keep running on top at the age of 38.

Journalists David Epstein, author of “The Sports Gene,” and Weldon Johnson of, share their podium predictions for the professional fields in this year’s race.

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Digging in at the On The Run desk. From left, David Epstein, Carrie Tollefson, Karla Bruning and Tim Hutchings. (Photo: On The Run/NYRR)

And wheeler Tatyana McFadden is poised to make marathon history. She’s just one win away from a Grand Slam of victories in 2013. She’s already won the London, Boston and Chicago marathons. All that’s left is New York.

So join Olympians Tim Hutchings, Carrie Tollefson and me as we go On The Run.


Nov 2013

On The Run at the ING New York City Marathon Ep. 2

Episode 2 of On the Run at the 2013 ING New York City Marathon is up!

“On the Run” chats with with “The Apprentice” winner and “Giuliana and Bill” star Bill Rancic as he talks marathon running with Dean Karnazes.

We also meet two documentary filmmakers who traveled to Kenya with Boston Marathon champion, Kenyan parliamentarian and philanthropist, Wesley Korir.

Marathon legends Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Joan Benoit Samuelson talk about the growth of the sport, and “Runner’s World” Editor-in-Chief David Willey gives us his perspective on the men’s professional race.

Plus, runners from the Lakota Nation share their inspiring story as they prepare to run the 2013 ING New York City Marathon.

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From left, David Willey, Carrie Tollefson, Karla Bruning and Tim Hutchings get ready to start the show. (Photo: On The Run/NYRR)

Join me and Olympians Carrie Tollefson and Tim Hutchings as we give you an all-access pass to the ING New York City Marathon. More to come tomorrow!


Nov 2013

On The Run at the ING New York City Marathon Ep. 1

The first episode of On the Run at the 2013 ING New York City Marathon is live!

This episode includes a look back at the runners who helped at Staten Island, an insider glimpse at New York’s fastest lady, and a conversation with a spirited drummer from Harlem who will play to the cadence of 45,000 runners.

Plus, one wheeler pushed 3,000 miles across America and another runner is hoping to become the race’s oldest finisher—at 93-years-young.

All these stories and more in this episode of “On The Run.”

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Buzunesh Deba prepares for the ING New York City Marathon. (Photo: On The Run/NYRR)

Stay tuned for another episode tomorrow!


Oct 2013

‘On The Run’ at 2013 Brooklyn Half Video Recap

It’s all about Brooklyn. NYRR On The Run at the Brooklyn Half, hosted by yours truly, looks at the race that has quickly become one of America’s largest half-marathons. More than 21,000 runners finished the 13.1-mile race from the Brooklyn Museum through Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park to the spectacular water-front finish on the Coney Island boardwalk. Read the rest of this entry →

‘On The Run at the Brooklyn Half’ is Coming to ABC-TV!

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At the Brooklyn Half Pre-Party (Photo: NYRR_OnTheRun on Instagram)

We’re back! “On The Run,” New York Road Runners’ web show hosted by yours truly, is back for the Brooklyn Half Marathon. But this time we’re making the leap to the big time. We’re going to be on TV! WABC-7 in New York will air “NYRR On The Run at the Brooklyn Half” on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m.

Then the episode will hit the web so anyone, anywhere can catch all the action from the means streets of Brooklyn.

It’s the biggest Brooklyn Half in the race’s 33 year history. More than 25,000 people have registered for the 13.1-mile race that takes runners from Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park to the boardwalk in Coney Island, making it the second largest half-marathon in the U.S. and top five in the world. The half-hour episode of “On The Run” will bring race highlights, but also a bit of local Brooklyn flavor.

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Chatting with a New Balance shoe designer at the Brooklyn Pre-Party. (Photo: NYRR_OnTheRun Instagram)

The race kicked off on Wednesday with a three-day pre-party in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, sandwiched between the Manhattan Bridge and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

This isn’t your average race expo. Presented by race sponsor New Balance, runners pick up bib and race shirts at the Old Tobacco Warehouse to the beats of a DJ, live bands play on an outdoor stage, food trucks line the walls of the warehouse, and a beer garden serves up Brooklyn brews along with treats from a slew of local eateries. It’s a whole new take on a race expo, and having spent the last two night there I can honestly say this: it’s spectacular. Without contest, it’s the most fun and most creative race expo or pre-party I’ve ever seen. Read the rest of this entry →

VIDEO: ‘On The Run’ at NYC Half Race Recap

It was an amazing day of running in New York City at the 2013 NYC Half on Sunday, March 17. Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Caroline Rotich ran away with the men’s and women’s titles as 15,000 runners took a 13.1 mile journey through the heart of the city from Central Park, through Times Square and along the Hudson River to the spectacular Wall Street finish near the historic South Street Seaport.

Join me and Olympians Carrie Tollefson and Todd Williams “On The Run” at the NYC Half as we recap the men’s and women’s professional races, catch up with some of the charity runners we profiled earlier in the week and capture the spirit of the day. Read the rest of this entry →


Mar 2013

VIDEO: ‘On The Run’ at NYC Half Chats with Kim Smith

In the second episode of “On The Run” at the NYC Half we chat with New Zealand record holder Kim Smith, who entered the NYC Half on Sunday, March 17 with the fastest time in the field. She finished second at the 21012 NYC Half after leading the whole race until the final 100-meter stretch.

We also hear from Brooklyn runner Bryan Steinhauer, who is tackling his first race ever after a stunning story of triumph. Steinhauer languished in a coma for 3 months after being attacked in a bar by three men, who left him with a fractured skull and serious brain damage. Doctors were afraid Steinhauer might not live, let along walk again. But Steinhauer prevailed, relearned to walk and talk, and eventually, run. He’s running the NYC Half to raise money for Minds Over Matter, a foundation he started to support other young adults with traumatic brain injuries. If his story doesn’t move you, I don’t know what will. Read the rest of this entry →

VIDEO: ‘On The Run’ at NYC Half Visits Bernard Lagat

In the first episode of “On The Run” at the NYC Half, we chat with World Champion, Olympic medalist and American record-holder Bernard Lagat, who’s about to make his half-marathon debut at the NYC Half on Sunday, March 17.

We also hear from local Staten Island runner Michele Gonzalez, who raised nearly $11,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief. Runner’s World editor-in-chief David Willey stops by the studio to talk about the professional men’s race, and Dr. Jordan Metzl talks about marathon runners who helped out in Staten Island on what would have been marathon Sunday. Read the rest of this entry →

Bernard Lagat Will Run NYC Half in Half-Marathon Debut

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Bernard Lagat at the 2010 Fifth Avenue Mile. (Photo: Phil Hospod)

New York Road Runners announced today that eight-time American record holder Bernard Lagat, 38, will make his half-marathon debut at the NYC Half on Sunday, March 17 in New York City.

“I’m excited to be running a half-marathon,” said Lagat in a press release. “It’s a big step up in distance, but I think I’ll be well prepared. Of course, there’s a bit of uncertainty, but that makes it exciting; the challenge is what really appeals to me.” Read the rest of this entry →


Feb 2013

NYRR On The Run Episode 5: U.S. Distance Running

As the East coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, marathon preparations are under way in New York City. The city is expecting storm surge and possible flooding; some areas near the course could be affected. But the storm should be gone by marathon morning on Sunday, Nov. 4, when the streets will be flooded with people.

This week’s episode of NYRR On the Run takes a look back at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon to help getting runners pumped for this year’s event.

But we also explore the state of U.S. distance running. Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Matt Centrowitz, Leo Manzano, Galen Rupp, Jenny Simpson and more pro runners weigh in, along with Sharon Eckstrom of

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Oct 2012

Karla Talks ‘On The Run’ On ‘The Marathon Show’

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Jenny Simpson is one of many Olympians and World Champions visited by “On The Run.” (Photo: NYRR)

“The Marathon Show” is a great podcast for anyone who loves to run, especially folks who love to run marathons. It’s a fantastic listen during a long run, car ride or any other time you have a few minutes to spare.

This week, I was a guest on “The Marathon Show!” I chatted with host Joe Taricani about “On The Run,” the New York Road Runners’ web show I started hosting this fall. We also talked about the upcoming ING New York City Marathon. So if you’re running that race or will be watching it on TV, you’ll definitely want to give a listen.

You can find The Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio, download episodes on iTunes, or listen below.

The Marathon Show: A TV Show For Runners

Listen to internet radio with The Marathon Show on Blog Talk Radio

NYRR On The Run Episode 4 Travels to Kenya

NYRR On The Run travels to Iten, Kenya to visit the home of reigning marathon World Champion Edna Kiplagat. Iten is the epicenter of Kenya’s rich running tradition. Back in the U.S., the show catches up with Black Girls Run, a national organization for women that has grown to 40,000 members in just 3 years. Then, Pascal Dobert and Matt Tegenkamp from the Oregon Track Club demonstrate some core strengthening training tips.

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Oct 2012

NYRR On The Run Episode 3 Visits Flanagan, Goucher

Episode 3 of NYRR On The Run catches up with Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher in Oregon. Now a dynamic training duo, the pair discuss how they went from fierce rivals to great friends. Then it’s on to New York City’s Chinatown to meet a seventh grader who has used running to help her acclimate to a new country and new language. Finally, NBC Olympics’ Joe Battaglia stops by the studio to debate pacers vs. racers and the relative merits of paced races versus championship style events.

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‘On The Run’ Episode 2 Stars Meb Keflezighi and More

In this week’s webisode, New York Road Runners’ On The Run caught up with American marathon icon Meb Keflezighi. Honestly, who doesn’t love Meb? He owns a silver medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics, won the 2009 ING New York City Marathon, and at the age of 37 still keeps the heat on all his competitors. After a fourth place finish at the London Games, he’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of his marathon debut at the ING New York City Marathon in November. Read the rest of this entry →


Oct 2012

New York Road Runners Launches ‘On The Run’ Show

Runners, are you ready? It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for—a television quality broadcast about our favorite sport. We wait all year long for major marathons like Boston and New York to give us just a few hours of running coverage. Now the wait is over.

New York Road Runners launched Wednesday the debut of “On The Run,” a weekly lifestyle web show dedicated to exploring the life of the runner. It’s hosted by yours truly.

Every week between now and the ING New York City Marathon on November 4, “On The Run” will give viewers insider access to professional athletes like Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher, plus news about community running programs around the country and perspectives on the state of the sport from some of the biggest names in the running media. Every webisode will also feature inspirational local heroes, coaching and training tips, or other stories sure to inspire your own running. Read the rest of this entry →


Sep 2012