The sun is shining over Pittsburgh for more than 27,000 athletes as they hit the streets for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.
About 6,300 runners will take part in this year’s Pittsburgh marathon, and 6,299 of them will see every one of the 26.2 miles of the course.
Roughly 30,000 runners will descend on downtown Pittsburgh this weekend for the marathon and about three dozen of them weren’t allowed to finish the Boston marathon.
Dr. Gerald Pifer hosted Medical Frontiers and was joined by sports and emergency medicine expert Dr. Moira Davenport to discuss sports related injuries and prevention.
Police are still investigating after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. KDKA-TV’s Andy Sheehan ran the Boston Marathon and finished minutes before the explosions went off.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday.
According to the Boston Marathon, there are more than 50 people from Pittsburgh who were signed up to run in the race. One of them was a local med student.
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
Susan Koeppen noticed something when she runs – she always run with her thumbs up. She has since she was a kid. It didn’t mean much to her until the day she almost stopped running forever.
Registration for the 2012 Great Race is officially closed after setting a new record. A total of 15,000 runners and walkers are now signed up to participate in this year’s event.
The Liberty Mile will be run on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Christina Schuliger was a happy, beautiful and accomplished senior at North Allegheny High School just 20 months ago. She was a straight-A student, a musical performer and a cross country runner, but then she got a headache that wouldn’t go away.
Another major race is coming to Pittsburgh as GNC is partnering with Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon to hold the first GNC Liberty Mile.
If you enjoy running and drinking beer, you may be interested in checking out the Pittsburgh Hash House Harriers.
The 34th annual City of Pittsburgh Great Race saw a record number of participants take to the streets Sunday morning.