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Pittsburgh Marathon Blog

Check out the Pittsburgh Marathon blog for updates on the race, training tips, entertainment information and more!

Meet the Elites: Josh Izewski

by Josh Izewski
Josh Izewski, a pro runner with On ZAP Endurance, plans to use his home-field advantage to earn a personal record at this year's USATF Half Marathon Championships. Read more

Your Personal Story and Journey to the Marathon

by Karl Gruber
All marathon runners have their own story, but it is running the marathon when these different journeys lead to the common experience of overcoming the seemingly impossible feat of running 26.2 miles non-stop. To coach Karl Gruber, that is a beautiful thing! Read more

Take the Corporate Challenge: Pack Up + Go Story

by Lillian Rafson
Now that the whole Pack Up + Go team is invested in the Corporate Challenge, Founder and CEO Lillian Rafson has discovered the benefits to this type of long-term training and goal-setting. Most importantly, the team is learning to explore more and enjoy the ride together! Read more

Marathon Training In Adverse Weather

by Karl Gruber
One of the key things you will learn have to learn to deal with is training in adverse weather conditions. Whether you are training in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil or Pittsburgh, coach Karl Gruber knows learning how to run in "bad" weather during your training can be a lifesaver for you come race day! Read more

What Moves You: Sayward's Story

by Erin Carlin
Sayward Elliott, single mom and full-time Bank of America employee. She has been running for many years, so it comes as no surprise that her son has followed in her footsteps. Read on to learn how Sayward and her family make time to be healthy so they're ready for race day! Read more

Register for the Marathon

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Interested in joining in on the fun? Register for the Pittsburgh Marathon today!