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All 6 Feet 7 Inches of Matt is trying to break a 36-year old 600-meter record!

@runsmiles: What are the 3 P.R.'s you're happiest about? @matthewcorolis: The three P.R.’s that I am most proud of would have to be 49.97 in the 400, 1:21.81 in the indoor 600, and 1:57.44 in the 800. Of those three, I am most proud of my 600m time, as my coaches and I have put… Continue reading All 6 Feet 7 Inches of Matt is trying to break a 36-year old 600-meter record!

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Lucy Biles: Footlocker All-American, 3x State Champion

Run Smiles: What have been some of your biggest highlights as a runner? Lucy: For me some of the biggest highlights as a runner have been the people I have been able to meet. Going to the bigger meets like nationals is amazing and a great experience for the race itself, but meeting the other… Continue reading Lucy Biles: Footlocker All-American, 3x State Champion

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Running with Diabetes as a High School Athlete

Run Smiles: What have been some of your biggest highlights as a runner? Stewart: Some of the biggest highlights as a runner was my first cross country race that I completed after being diagnosed with Diabetes. I consider this a highlight because after completing it I knew that my diabetes wasn't going to stop me. Another… Continue reading Running with Diabetes as a High School Athlete

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Fears of a Runner

In my many years of running/jumping/throwing I have found that there are an immense amount of mental variables that can interfere with performance. As I further pinpoint the issue, I have been able to boil it down to one major interference: fear. Guest Writer: Elizabeth Wilson Minnesota, 3-time High School All State Honors NCAA, Division… Continue reading Fears of a Runner

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COMPETITION, MOTIVATION, AND SUCCESS

A few years ago I finished a relatively successful career in professional running. As a kid I won a USATF age division national championship in the 3k. I competed at a high level in high school, winning 7 state championships and placing as high as 4th at national championship meets. I went on to a… Continue reading COMPETITION, MOTIVATION, AND SUCCESS

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You Know You’re a Parent of a Runner If…

10) You find your kid(s) stretching while standing in line. 9) You schedule vacations around running or running events. 8) Your child has more running clothes than school clothes. 7) Your child happily runs 3-miles but seems exhausted when asked to do 10-minutes of chores. 6) Your child wants new running shoes before school shoes.… Continue reading You Know You’re a Parent of a Runner If…

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Find Your Wings and Soar

What do wings mean? To many they symbolize the obvious awe  of flight and endless freedom. Runners as a whole have taken wings and shaped them into their own definition. One that includes the joy that can come from accomplishing a hard workout or achieving that which was previously thought to be out of our… Continue reading Find Your Wings and Soar

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Thanks Mom!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvPYmMZsesQ We put together this video of our mom to not only thank her for all she does for us, but to also say thank you to all the other moms out there. Too often, a mom's hard work is unnoticed or unappreciated. We know why moms like to run. It's incredible therapy that helps… Continue reading Thanks Mom!

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Moms are Awesome!

This is not my mom, but it typifies the type of mother I had. She was energetic, positive, and always cheering me on. My mom passed away from cancer when I was 18 years old. It was obviously a very hard time for me but even still my mom managed to teach me so many… Continue reading Moms are Awesome!

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Boston Strong = Marriage Strong

Today my wife and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We married when I was 21 and she was 20 years old. We've shared so many of life's ups and downs together since then. I recently ran the Boston Marathon and Jill was my biggest support. She would have been running it as well… Continue reading Boston Strong = Marriage Strong