At first, many runners want to achieve what very few people achieve: only one-tenth of one percent of the population finish either a half or a full marathon each year.  After completing the training and the marathon, many runners break through mental confidence barriers and go on to accomplishing things they never thought possible before their finish.  Finishing one of these events changes most lives for the better. 

I look forward to seeing all of the first timers this weekend at the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer

GET MOTIVATED by participating in the origins of our sport (and western democracy)! Join the team at Phidippides Running and Greek-American Dean Karnazes and connect to the rich history of distance running with scenic views, landmarks, and a fun podcast.