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An Anything-But-Dull Visit to the Grey City

An Anything-But-Dull Visit to the Grey City

With over 40,000 runners making their way through a city whose history is at once dark and triumphant, the Berlin Marathon is an exceptional opport...
The Value of the Serial Spectator

The Value of the Serial Spectator

The impact of seeing a familiar face along the course, and again at the finish line of a race, cannot be underestimated. There is the old running s...
Iceland, anyone?

Iceland, anyone?

The Reykjavik Marathon is fast approaching, and now that the four-week countdown to the race is on, we wanted to provide our best recommendations i...
Inspired By Those Runner Mamas Out There

Inspired By Those Runner Mamas Out There

For those of you following us on Instagram (you’re not yet? you should be!: @spectatorsprts), you saw that we rolled out a new design this week, ou...
The Tokyo Plan (Part II)

The Tokyo Plan (Part II)

Imagine the most densely populated, bustling place you have ever been. Now imagine that place with the volume turned down by about 75%, and a clock...
The Tokyo Plan (Part I)

The Tokyo Plan (Part I)

The Tokyo Marathon is notoriously difficult to get into due to its lottery-style entry process and the relatively small cap of 35,500 participants....
Itinerary-ing

Itinerary-ing

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Well, Ben, I couldn't agree more. Making a plan is the first step...
Philadelphia's Broad Street Run, May 2018

Philadelphia's Broad Street Run, May 2018

While I don’t run with the same frequency (or distance!) as my wife, I do enjoy participating in the occasional race. If I do, it is usually becaus...
Paris Marathon 2018

Paris Marathon 2018

Our journey to the Paris Marathon began with the word, "Oops."  We were in the kitchen, both catching up on some emails, and Ruth looked up at me o...