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Email From An Intensive Care Doctor, Runner

Here’s a moving email we received from an intensive care doctor who ran a half marathon for the “Social Distancing” Run. We read this email on our last podcast episode.

I wanted to reach out to thank you guys for the podcast.. and for the virtual race! I’m an intensive care doctor, and currently working in a hospital that is a COVID-19 hub for our healthcare system. Continue Reading →

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Pittsburgh Marathon Meet Up

Wwill be will be running this year’s Pittsburgh Marathon and Half Marathon on May 3rd 2020. We have a MTA meetup planned after the marathon at 2:00 pm at the famous Hofbrauhaus German restaurant in Pittsburgh, (address: 2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203).

Let us know if you want to attend the Meet Up. You can join our FB Event page or email us through the contact page. We have discount codes . . . Continue Reading →

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Interesting Photos from the MTA Virtual Half Marathon

Runners participating in our virtual half marathon are sending in reports and photos of their run.

It’s fun to see the routes people have chosen and hear back. These runs are like mini-adventures.

For the MTA Virtual Half Marathon runners complete their 13.1 on their home turf (or wherever they want) and we send out the finisher’s medal in the mail.

The race completely sold out -a huge thanks to everyone who signed up!!

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Shout Out to Gwen Lingenfelter!

Big shoutout to former Academy member Gwen Lingenfelter who is sharing her passion for running today at her company’s wellness fair.

From Gwen . . .

“I only started running in 2011. The MTA podcasts & lessons are the one thing that helped me to learn to run, to quit smoking, and to understand that running is my fountain of youth!

Because of that, in 2013, I did 12 half marathons (one a month). Ten of those were Rock ‘n’ Roll Series races so I achieved all the Heavy Medals that year.

The above picture is my RnR Nashville Finisher Medal. I also did New Orleans, Dallas, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, San Jose, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Antonio, plus two local halves that same year. -Gwen

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How to Subscribe to the MTA Podcast

Hey folks! Just a quick note that you can subscribe to the MTA podcast in iTunes, Android and wherever podcasts are found! Be sure to select “subscribe” once the widow opens.

To find and stream our 50 most recent episodes here on the website use this link. All our back episodes can be found in the MTA Podcast Vault inside the Academy.

A big word of thanks to all our amazing listeners! We are here to empower you to run a marathon and change your life!

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Goodbye Ed Whitlock, You Will Be Missed!

photo credit: Todd Fraser/Canada Running Series)

We were saddened yesterday to hear of the passing of marathon great Ed Whitlock of prostate cancer. He was a Canadian runner who held multiple world records for age group finishes in the marathon. His most recent feat was to break 4:00 at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon at age 85.

We interviewed Ed about his world records, training, and philosophy of life on MTA podcast episode 195. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed’s family. He was truly an inspiration to the entire running world!

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