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Marathon du Médoc, Bordeaux, France

When I heard about Marathon du Médoc, I could not wait to sign up. A 26.2-mile scenic course that winds through Bordeaux’s vineyards and past world-famous chateaux sounded spectacular. The wine and extravagant food (cheese, oysters, ice cream) along the course sounded…well, not like things I usually consume while running, but an interesting twist to […]

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Eiffel Tower group

Marathon de Paris

How would the Champs-Élysées look with 50,000 people, shoulder-to-shoulder? Well, I found out when I joined 49,999 other people to run the Marathon de Paris. The course begins and ends near the Arc de Triomphe, stretching along the Right Bank, past Place de la Concorde and Bastille and encircling the Bois de Vincennes and Bois […]

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My New All-Purpose Shoe


It turns out the best shop in Luxembourg does not sell luxury goods, artisanal chocolates or contemporary art. Rather, it sells Vibram FiveFingers (although I suppose it’s not a stretch to consider these an art form!) – a dizzying, enticing, overwhelming array of FiveFingers in almost every style and color. This is the first FiveFingers-only […]

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Angelo, wondering why he married a runner

Wanterlaf à Leudelange

Today, I figured out where all the fit Luxembourgeois gather! I ran my first Luxembourg race, an 11.5K through the picturesque surrounds of Leudelange (a fifteen-minute drive southwest of Luxembourg City), and the 300 or so runners were lean locals. I didn’t hear any French, only Luxembourgish. The route was much more hilly than I’d […]

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Two Rivers Treads at NYC Barefoot Run

NYC Barefoot Run

  Hundreds of barefoot and minimalist runners gathered on Governors Island this morning to participate in the Second Annual NYC Barefoot Run. What a great event! Participants began together and ran as many 2.1-mile loops around the island as they desired. I ran two laps, mostly in Vibrams, some barefoot. Although I’ve been running in […]

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Barefoot Ted

Barefoot Running Leaders Speak

Premier barefoot running experts gathered in New York City to lead clinics, lecture, socialize and, of course, run! The occasion? The 2nd Annual New York City Barefoot Run. Christopher McDougall Some people have been inspired to try barefoot running because of Christopher McDougall’s book, Born to Run, which tells the story of the world’s greatest […]

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