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  1. Endurance sports -- Marathons finally falling under the doping mi...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Marathons are the distance events most connected to the masses, but recent doping cases involving big names like Kenyan Rita Jeptoo and American Mo Trafeh are finally casting a shadow over what we're seeing on the roads, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  2. 2013 New York City Marathon -- Athletes aware, but not deterred, ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Athletes will be more aware of the beefed-up security at this year's New York City Marathon, but they are also undeterred by the race's new reality in a post-Boston bombing sports world.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  3. espnW -- Boston Marathon brings Shalane Flanagan full circle

    Bonnie D. Ford

    An emotional Shalane Flanagan will be back home and have her sister running with her in the Boston Marathon as she looks to bounce back from Olympic disappointment.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  4. espnW -- Paula Radcliffe talks about racing, records, recuperatin...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's been 10 years since Paula Radcliffe set a world record with her performance in the London Marathon. The racing legend talks about that day and how she's recuperating from injuries that forced her out of the 2012 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  5. 2012 New York City Marathon -- Decision to run or not is not an e...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Some NYC Marathon entrants think it's even more important to run this year. Some can't bring themselves to take part. Bonnie D. Ford shares two representative stories.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2012
  6. 2012 New York City Marathon -- Nina Kuscsik earns spot in New Yor...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    When Nina Kuscsik began her competitive running career she was an outsider, but after 80 marathons and countless hours advocating for women in her sport, she will be inducted into the New York Road Runners Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  7. 2012 New York City Marathon -- New wave of elite women runners re...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The elite Americans at the forefront of this year's New York City Marathon women's field -- Julie Culley, Amy Hastings and Molly Pritz -- represent a new group charging into the next four-year Olympic cycle.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's marathon contender Desiree D...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Desiree Davila, who holds the American record on the Boston Marathon course and was considered a medal candidate at Sunday's marathon, stepped off the course after 2.2 miles, unable to continue because of pain in her right hip and groin.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  9. 2012 London Olympics -- Team USA's marathon men get ready for Gam...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It would be hard to find a more congenial trio of competitors than Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman, who will represent the United States in the Olympic marathon in London on Aug. 12.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  10. 2012 London Olympics -- Desi Davila a bona fide marathon medal ca...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Last year, Desiree Davila put herself on the map after just falling short of a Boston Marathon win. Now, the self-proclaimed underdog has a spot in the London Olympics and is aiming to land American runners on the marathon podium.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  11. 2012 London Olympics -- U.S. Olympic marathon trials yield best t...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The men's team is an experienced bunch. The women's trio are somewhat new to the Olympic marathon. Either way, the United States will be putting its best team on the line in London.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  12. 2012 London Olympics -- Previewing U.S. Olympic marathon trials

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The new format of the U.S. Olympic marathon trials may toss aside past performances and personal bests, but the sheer spectacle puts the event and American runners on a much bigger stage.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  13. Track and Field: Stephan Shay prepares for London Marathon by hon...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Preparing to make his marathon debut in London next month, Stephan Shay runs to honor his late brother Ryan, to carry on his family name and to live out his own dreams.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  14. Marathoners using New York City half marathon as tuneup

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tuning up for April's prestigious marathons in London and Boston, a critical mass of top U.S. distance runners have entered the New York City Half-Marathon on March 20. The New York Road Runners club, which organizes the race, announced Tuesday a fi...

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2011
  15. Kara Goucher contends with more than running in return to racing

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's become a cliche to laud athletes-turned-new-mothers for losing the baby weight, regaining their competitive momentum and successfully plunging back into their sports. But Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher had a little more to contend with in ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  16. 2010 New York Marathon: Maddy Crippen to run in honor of her brot...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Former Olympic swimmer Maddy Crippen will run Sunday's New York City Marathon to honor her late brother Fran, the open-water swimmer who died tragically at a World Cup race in the United Arab Emirates on Oct. 23. Maddy, 30, entered the race a few mo...

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2010