We had our eye on Shalane Flanagan and she placed third at the NYC marathon — her first time ever competing at that distance. Here are the results from the Boston Marathon, where American Ryan Hall placed fourth.
We also learned this year that marathoning puts a lot of stress on the heart, but the damage is reversible. But the good news is that humans were built for endurance rather than speed.
Training for the big 26.2 isn't always what you would expect. A member of the FitSugar Community found she was gaining weight while logging the miles. Here are a few more unexpected side effects from marathon training.