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Strong Like A Mother: Magdalena Lewy-Boulet

Far beyond anything that the experience of becoming a mother has taught me, is the fact that I just want to be better because of him. I want to show him what hard work looks like, and just how much you can achieve with hard work alone. I want him to know first hand how strong women are.

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Strong Like A Mother: Deena Kastor

Our lives change once we have children, and I believe for the better. This Mother’s Day, Piper Bloom is five years old and shares my love of running. Some days she asks to join me for a run, and I always agree. She puts on a visor and sunscreen, thoughtfully laces up her ASICS, and leads us to the trailhead. Her preparation and chatty nature while running let me know she observes how I do this sport.

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Strong Like A Mother: Kara Goucher

Running has been a journey that I have been on for nearly 26 years, and I know I’ll be at it for much longer than 26 more. Becoming a mother was the most significant event in my life, and I will always be Colt’s mom. He continues to grow and need me in new and different ways, and I look forward to a lifetime of growing with him.

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Boston365: Special Edition Boston Shoes

For the Boston Marathon, your favorite brands create special edition shoes to celebrate the occasion. Here are some of our favorites from the Marathon Expo.

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Boston365: Paint the Town

Located just a few feed away from the marathon finish line on Boylston Street, the adidas RunBase is always dressed in its marathon best! The Boston Athletic Association has organized the Boston Marathon since the events inception in 1897. Now the traditional blue and yellow appear all around downtown in preparation for Patriots' Day. Here are scenes from the streets of Boston as the city gets decked out for Monday.

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Boston365 Feature: Monday Crew

As Boston365 participants are gearing up for the big race we asked our Fleet Feet Sports participants and coaches some marathon FAQs. <strong>Jackie MacDonald Gibson</strong> and <strong>Shannon O’Neil</strong> from Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro have trained together for six months and Monday, April 18 they will race together. Follow their weekend in Boston by following @FleetFeetSports on Instagram and #boston365.

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Boston365 Feature: Maggie Quinn

"It is part of American history. It unites us as a country being the oldest marathon. It reminds me of our freedom." - Maggie Quinn, Coach at Fleet Feet Rochester

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Boston365 Feature: Charlie Brenneman

Boston means history, excellence, and competition because it's been going on for so long, it takes a qualifying time to enter, there are no pace setters for the pros, and doing well there for everyone else means doing so against some of the best from all around the world.

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Enduring Truths About Running

“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” This quote comes from The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life.

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Improve Your Running Off Road

You put in so much hard work in training. Happily, there are plenty of steps you can take in the hours when you’re not running that can dramatically improve your running life, and help you reach your fitness goals.

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